Amendment 1 to the Special Foreign Relations and Insular Policy Act

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Amendment 1 to the Special Foreign Relations and Insular Policy Act
CitationProposed Aa-1 to A-40
Enacted byOpen Parliament
Legislative history
Introduced on19 February 2021
Introduced byAnaaxes
Required majoritySimple majority
Status: Pending

This Act Amendment accounts for the recent reclamation of the original region and makes appropriate provision for its governance and administration, as well as technical and conforming changes.

The Act shall be amended to read as follows:

Section 1. Reciprocal No-Contact and Non-Recruitment Policy

The Social Liberal Union and its residents shall, insofar as it is reciprocated, endeavor to avoid contacting residents of regions founded by Ainland during or after November 2020, unless authorized by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the World Assembly Delegate, or the Cabinet. No recruitment activities shall be undertaken in such regions without the express authorization, in writing, of the Delegate. A violation of this Section may be abated upon petition for injunction, via an expedited and ex parte summary judicial hearing held in chambers, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs or Delegate through the Minister of Domestic Affairs or the Attorney General, and violation of such an injunction, if granted, after proper service of the order, may be punished as contempt.

Section 2. Members of Regions Affiliated With Former Founder

Any State, being an officer, resident, or agent of a region founded by Ainland or a resident of the original region, which: (1) transmits a recruitment telegram, without the consent of the Cabinet, to any Resident State of the new home region; or (2) commences or carries on any threatening, defamatory, harassing, or abusive communication or correspondence via any medium with any Resident State of the new home region, including the Regional Message Board thereof, the regional forum, the regional chat, or a regional website authorized by law; or (3) transmits any communication falsely purporting, alluding, or claiming to be the legitimate or elected government of the Social Liberal Union (or an officer or entity thereof), or, otherwise wrongfully displays a flag or insignia of the Social Liberal Union may be prosecuted for up to a class 5 offence for the first violation, and up to a class 6 offence for subsequent violations, and with the written consent of the Minister of Foreign Affairs or the Delegate, shall be subject to prosecution accordingly. For the purposes of this Section only, an offence may be charged under either the Social Liberal Union's extraterriorial jurisdiction or its regular jurisdiction, as deemed more appropriate by the prosecuting officer.

Section 3. Former Founder and Purported Government Accessories

Any purported government of the Social Liberal Union, supported by Ainland or otherwise, other than the duly-elected and constituted government under the Third Constitution, is declared unconstitutional, illegal, and of no effect in the law whatsoever. Any former Resident State of the Social Liberal Union, which on or after that date, willfully held or accepted any office not authorized by law in the original region, as well as Ainland and any puppets thereof, are forever ineligible for entry into the Social Liberal Union and its properties, unless and until waived by the Cabinet or by a Resolution of Parliament.

Section 4. Legal Status of Former Resident States Prior to Reclamation

As the Comprehensive Union Defense Act, once invoked, provided for a full transfer of all statuses, ranks, rights, and privileges, any Member States remaining in the original region which did not move to the new home region after the date of this Act's original enactment, immediately ceased to be Member States of the Social Liberal Union for all intents and purposes, by operation of law, due to cessation of residency in the new legally designated region.

Section 5. Legal Status of Original Region as an Insular Possession

The original "Social Liberal Union" region is forever the rightful property of the Open Parliament of the Social Liberal Union, as presently constituted by the Third Constitution. This is a restatement of the common law of this region. Due to the Coup of December 2020 and the subsequent relocation of the Social Liberal Union, it is unlikely that the community will ever return to the original region. The original region shall, for the purposes of legal proceedings, be within the regular territorial jurisdiction of the courts and tribunals of the Social Liberal Union. The Constitution, laws, and judicial decisions and orders of the courts and tribunals shall remain in force and be fully applicable therein, to the fullest extent possible.

Section 6. Cabinet to Collectively Administer Original Region

The members of the Cabinet of the Social Liberal Union, sitting as a board of administration ex officio, are hereby collectively empowered to provide for the good order and maintenance of the original region and its founder nation against loss or expropriation, and, shall exercise executive power and authority in and over said region as provided by this Act and the general laws of the Social Liberal Union, subject to the Constitution.

Clause 1. The World Assembly Delegate shall be ex officio chair of the board. The Minister of Domestic Affairs shall temporarily act as chair in the event of vacancy or incapacity of the Delegate.
Clause 2. The board may, by a majority of all regular members thereof, prescribe reasonable written rules and regulations for carrying into effect the provisions of this Act, when not otherwise herein provided.
Clause 3. Such rules and regulations, and the other orders of the board, shall be effective immediately upon being laid upon floor of the Open Parliament.
Clause 4. The original region shall be kept password-protected at all times and no State may enter without the prior authority of the board or the chair thereof, under such terms as the board may prescribe, including forbidding any admitted States from being members of the World Assembly under penalty of ejection from that region.
Clause 5. The board may require the steward to configure the original region as directed, alter the regional password and provide confidential notice thereof to the chair, and to provide status reports no more often than every 60 days on the state of access to the founder nation.

Section 7. Steward of the Original Region and New Founder Account

The original "Social Liberal Union" region was reclaimed and refounded under the authority of the Cabinet on 19 February 2021 using the founder nation known as the "Sarian Islands," controlled by Member State Courelli, and such actions are hereby validated and confirmed. The reclaimed original region shall henceforth be kept in trust in the name of and behalf of the Open Parliament as a historical asset of the Social Liberal Union, as its home for nearly 10 years. To prevent any purported governments or third parties from misappropriating the region or its name, it is to be preserved perpetually as provided by this Act. The State now in control of the founder nation of the original region and any future other State lawfully holding such office shall be referred to as the steward of the original region.

Section 8. Steward Tenure Security and Role of the Speaker of the Union

The steward shall hold their office during the pleasure of the board of administration, but in the absence of the steward's resignation, cessation of existence or Member State status, or removal from office pursuant to the Constitution, the steward may not be replaced without prior judicial authorization upon petition of the board for good cause. A steward shall take care to execute the lawful orders of the board of administration within the original region without undue delay. The Speaker of the Union shall be an ex officio advisory member of the board of administration and shall be privy to its proceedings and decisions, but shall have no vote unless the board be equally divided. Provided, in all cases whatsoever, a steward may not be appointed nor removed by the board without the concurrence of the Speaker to the same.