Regional Administration and Governance Act

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Regional Administration and Governance Act
CitationA-5
Enacted byOpen Parliament
Date enacted6 April 2012
Date repealed22 August 2012
Legislative history
Introduced on30 March 2012
Introduced byAzerzia
Voting began17 March 2012
Required majoritySimple majority
Vote results7 Yea, 3 Nay, 1 Abstain[1]
Amendments
Aa-1
Repealing legislation
Second Constitution
Status: Repealed

With changes in from practicality and in amendments, it has become needed to modify existing regulations and definitions of government offices and positions. Those changes include acknowledgment of the loss of power from the Founder and the expansion of the Ministry of Defense.[2]

Section 1: For positions treated as members of the Cabinet Ministers in the Constitution and the Ministries:

1.1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (FA) is led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. This position receives one vote in the Cabinet.
1.1.1. This Ministry is responsible for:
1.1.1.1. Representing the Social Liberal Union (SLU) to other regions or organizations.
1.1.1.2. Summarizing World Assembly (WA) proposals for WA members within the SLU.
1.1.1.3: As per the Constitution, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for foreign relations and World Assembly relations.
1.1.2. An ambassadorial corps is created which answers directly to the Minister. They contact specific regions/organizations to which they are assigned with which the SLU maintains embassies.
1.1.3. A Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, appointed and agreed upon by the WA Delegate and Minister, serves as ambassador to regions/organizations with which the SLU has no embassy. They also serve as the Minister of Foreign Affairs when the Minister is temporarily unable to serve.
1.2. The Ministry of Domestic Affairs (DA) is led by the Minister of Domestic Affairs. This position receives one vote in the Cabinet.
1.2.1. This Ministry is responsible for:
1.2.1.1. Making announcements about current events and events within the region.
1.2.1.2. Censoring inappropriate, slanderous or otherwise restricted materials.
1.2.1.3. Organizing and regulating events and activities for member states to take part in unrelated to the functioning of the region.
1.2.1.4. Advising new members and providing services to assist members becoming actively involved within the region.
1.2.1.5: As per the Constitution, the Ministry of Domestic Affairs is responsible for activities, censorship, and communications.
1.2.2. A group of Department Secretaries takes a hand in assisting the Minister in particular areas. There is only one secretary per department, but there may be other states beneath them to subsets. Their titles are determined by agreement of the Minister and WA Delegate. Departments are as follows:
1.2.2.1 The Department of Communications assists for the responsibilities in 1.2.1.1 and 1.2.1.2. It is led by the Secretary of Communications.
1.2.2.2. The Department of Activities assists for the responsibilities in 1.2.1.3. It is led by the Secretary of Activities.
1.2.2.3. The Department of Mentorship assists for responsibilities in 1.2.1.4. It is led by the Secretary of Mentorship.
1.2.3. A Deputy Domestic Affairs Minister, appointed and agreed upon by the WA Delegate and Minister, serves as the Secretary of any department the Domestic Affairs Minister wishes. They also serve as the Minister of Domestic Affairs when the Minister is temporarily unable to serve.
1.3. The Ministry of Immigration (Imm) is led by the Minister of Immigration. This position receives one vote in the Cabinet.
1.3.1. This Ministry is responsible for:
1.3.1.1. recruiting new nations to the SLU from regions where it is allowed.
1.3.1.2. granting member status within the region, and granting the rights which come with it, in accordance with regulations.
1.3.1.3. maintaining a list of the status of all residents within the region.
1.3.1.4: As per the Constitution, the Ministry of Immigration is responsible for recruitment and matters of immigration.
1.3.2. A Recruitment Committee is created to assist the Minister in recruiting. All members are approved by both the Minister and WA Delegate.
1.3.3. A Deputy Immigration Minister, appointed and agreed upon by the WA Delegate and Minister, serves as the joint maintainer of the List of approved nations and helps the Recruitment Committee. They also serve as the Minister of Immigration when the Minister is temporarily unable to serve.
1.4. The Ministry of Defense (Def) led by the Minister of Defense. This position receives one vote in the Cabinet.
1.4.1. This Ministry is responsible for:
1.4.1.1. actively observing threats to the region and its allies and regulating appropriate responses.
1.4.1.2. leading the defense of allies and friendly regions which request assistance from illegitimate changes of government.
1.4.1.3. Appointing and leading committees doing investigations in accordance with the Constitution and other regulations.
1.4.1.4: As per the Constitution, the Ministry of Defense is responsible for defense and judicial matters.
1.4.2. There are two agencies within the Ministry. They are as follows:
1.4.2.1. Judicial Committees which oversee each individual investigation, as per Article 5 and 6 of the Constitution. Any state can be a member of the committee. Each committee dissolves at the end of an investigation.
1.4.2.2. The Combined Union Security (CUS) organization assists for responsibilities 1.4.1.1. and 1.4.1.2. It is led by a Chief Officer.
1.4.3. A Deputy Defense Minister, appointed and agreed upon by the WA Delegate and Minister, assists the Minister in their duties as needed. They also serve as the Minister of Defense when the Minister is temporarily unable to serve.
1.5. The Secretary of the Open Parliament who serves as the leader of Parliament. The position is appointed by the WA Delegate and approved by Parliament. They receive one vote in the Cabinet.
1.5.1. They maintain formatting on bills in line with tradition and laws.
1.5.2. They regulate the portions of the forum not under the control of the Ministries.
1.6. Deputy Ministers may sit on meetings of the Cabinet but cannot vote. In addition to their powers listed above, they may be assigned other tasks by their Minister as necessary. They must be approved by Parliament.
1.7. All actions taken within the SLU, even if not specified in this document as under their direct control, must be approved by an appropriate Cabinet Minister.
1.8. All Ministers have control of sections of the forum which are dedicated to the purposes of their Ministry.
1.9. Approval elections, where multiple nations are appointed to each position and Parliament selects one, are required for deciding the Ministers and Deputies of as a Delegate's term begins. Deputies should be the second place finisher in the election for Minister. Any vacancies by resignation can be filled by regular appointment and approval process.

Section 2: For Executive level positions:

2.1. The World Assembly Delegate is the leader of the Social Liberal Union. They are the ultimate determiner of policy. All actions and appointments of the Ministries must be approved by the WA Delegate. They receive one vote in the Cabinet.
2.2. The position of Speaker of the Union is the guide of the SLU. All the powers of it are those originally ascribed to the Founder. When the position is filled, it is merged with the Secretary of the Open Parliament, which is then dissolved. This position loses the right to vote in the Cabinet except in tie-breaking situations.

Section 3: To explain executive veto powers:

3.1. The Speaker of the Union possess veto power. This means any act passed is redacted if the Founder so chooses.
3.2. Such acts may be re-passed by Parliament and, if it does by a two-thirds majority, the Founder must allow it.
3.3. The WA Delegate may put on hold an act of Parliament, which means an act passed may be prevented from going into effect but is not redacted. However, such an action is considered a veto in terms of Amendment 4.
3.4. An act of putting on hold may only last for 3 months at maximum and an act can only be placed on hold starting during the present term of the Delegate in question. It cannot be placed on hold by a future Delegate.

Section 4: Election administrator is a volunteer position which regulates elections. Their powers are regulated by the Constitution. They do not get to sit in the Cabinet and only serve for the length of the election period.

Section 5: It is advised, unless mentioned otherwise, that the members of the Departments and Committees remain separate. They may, however, take on multiple roles if there are vacancies within ministries. Each state whose position is deputy minister level, minister level or executive level can only as any one of those of those positions at one time, but may act as a department level official if necessary.

Section 6: This act replaces the Re-Aligned Executive Powers Act [SLU]. It will go into immediate effect.