Amendment 1 to the Uniform Vacancies and Incapacities Determination Act

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Amendment 1 to the Uniform Vacancies and Incapacities Determination Act
CitationAa-1 to A-37
Enacted byOpen Parliament
Date enacted2 February 2021
Legislative history
Introduced on17 December 2020
Introduced byRamelia
Required majoritySimple majority
Vote results11 Yea, 0 Nay, 0 Abstain[1]
Status: Passed

This Act Amendment replaces clarifications with respect to the Founder with equivalents with respect to the Trustees, and makes appropriate revisions pertinent to the Trustees.

Section 1. Incapacitation Threshold for Trustees

Article 2, Section 2 shall be amended to read as follows:

The Trustees, World Assembly Delegate, Speaker of the Union, and Chancellor, being especially critical to the security of the region and the protection of the constitutional order, shall be deemed incapacitated if there has been no recent government activity according to their National Happenings feed for more than 7 days, or, for more than 3 days during a state of emergency that has been declared pursuant to Article 2, Section 9 of the Constitution.
Clause 1. Provided, due to the unique nature of their offices, the Trustees shall also be deemed incapacitated if and for as long as they are not a Member State of the Social Liberal Union, and during such incapacitation shall not execute the powers or duties of that office (including access to Cabinet discussions) without the prior authority of the Delegate, the Cabinet, or by judicial authorization upon petition and showing of good cause. Further provided, the Cabinet may revoke, modify, or supersede a grant of authority issued by the Delegate under this Clause by executive order.

Section 2. Trustee and Backup Region Founder Administrator Reports

Article 3, Section 3 shall be re-titled "Trustee and Backup Region Administrator Reports", and amended to read as follows:

Trustees of the Founder Nation and administrators of the backup region founder nation shall provide reports to the floor of the Open Parliament affirming that they have access to the founder account they are respectively responsible for the maintenance of, under penalty of perjury. Such reports shall be filed at least (a) once within January; (b) once within April; (c) once within July; (d) once within October; (e) within two days of the declaration of a State of Emergency pursuant to the Constitution; and (f) within two days of a request by the lawful Delegate. Any relevant State which fails to provide said report shall be considered incapacitated. Such incapacity shall be considered terminated upon a new filing pursuant to this Section.