Amendment 3 to the Comprehensive Union Defense Act

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Amendment 3 to the Comprehensive Union Defense Act
Amendment 2
CitationAa-3 to A-26
Enacted byOpen Parliament
Date enacted16 December 2020
Legislative history
Introduced on13 December 2020
Introduced byRamelia
Voting began13 December 2020
Required majoritySimple majority
Vote results13 Yea, 0 Nay, 0 Abstain[1]
Status: Passed

This Act Amendment limits the role of the Founder, further secures the backup region, and otherwise modernizes the Act.

Section 1. Warning System and Regional Password

Clause 1. Article 2, Section 2 shall be amended to read as follows:
The Regional Security Warning Level can be increased or decreased with the assent of at least three of following officers, and may only be downgraded after at least 24 hours of decreased concern have passed: the Delegate, the Speaker of the Union, the Minister of Domestic Affairs, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Immigration, and the CUS Director.
Clause 2. Article 2, Section 3 shall be amended to read as follows:
When necessary for the security of the Social Liberal Union, a regional password may be instated for a term lasting no longer than 72 hours, and, may be removed earlier than that, with the assent of at least three of the following officers: the Delegate, the Speaker of the Union, the Chancellor, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Minister of Immigration. Any extensions beyond the original 72 hours, shall require separate approval from at least three of the aforementioned officers again.

Section 2. Backup Region Access

Article 3, Section 2 shall be amended to read as follows:

The duly-elected Delegate, the duly-elected Speaker of the Union, and the duly-elected Chancellor shall unanimously designate a trusted Member State to have access to the founder account of the backup region, which may only be superseded by a new unanimous designation. No fewer than two of the aforementioned officers must be in office to make such an order among themselves.
Clause 1. Any State which refuses a lawful order from the aforementioned officers to transfer the backup region's founder account may be subject to prosecution for a class 5 offence.
Clause 2. Any State which enters or attempts to enter the backup region's founder account, without being authorized by law, may be subject to prosecution for a class 5 offence.
Clause 3. Any State which unlawfully changes the password of the backup region's founder account to prevent, hinder, or delay its lawful use may be subject to prosecution for a class 6 offence.

Section 3. Activation Mechanism

Article 3, Section 4 shall be retitled "Activation Mechanism and Approval" and amended to read as follows, with its clause stricken:

The backup region may only be activated when a catastrophic event has occurred or is imminent. As to ensure the legitimacy of its activation, the Open Parliament must pass a Resolution of Parliament approving the use of the backup region within two weeks of its activation.