Amendment 3 to the Law Commission and Library Act

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Amendment 3 to the Law Commission and Library Act
Amendment 2
CitationPAa-3 to A-33
Enacted byOpen Parliament
Legislative history
Introduced on27 May 2020
Introduced byRamelia
Required majoritySimple majority
Status: Pending

This Amendment rectifies practical problems with the Law Commission and Library Act.

Section 1. Law Commission Appointment and the Cabinet

Clause 1. Article 4, Section 1, Clauses 6 and 7 shall be amended to read as follows:
Clause 6. One Member State, nominated by the World Assembly Delegate and confirmed by a majority of the Commission, for a term of four months; and
Clause 7. One Member State, nominated by the Minister of Domestic Affairs and confirmed by a majority of the Commission, for a term of four months.
Clause 2. A clause shall be appended to Article 4, Section 2, to read as follows:
Clause 5. The Law Commission should generally endeavor to confirm Member States other than those serving as members of the Cabinet to the appointive seats on the Law Commission, but may nonetheless confirm such States if deemed needful or especially appropriate in the nomination. No appointive member of the Law Commission shall be disqualified from continued service solely for election to the Cabinet.

Section 2. Stopping Indefinite Law Commission Appointments

Article 4, Section 2, Clause 4 shall be amended to read as follows:

Clause 4. Appointive member of the Law Commission shall continue to hold office for up two two weeks until a successor qualifies, but shall vacate office at the end of this period regardless of whether a successor has qualified. A nomination to an appointive seat, and pertinent voting, may occur if the incumbent's term is within one week of expiring.

Section 3. Waiving Unreasonable Bar Requirements

A clause shall be appended to Article 4, Section 7, to read as follows:

Clause 5. By unanimous Order and with stated cause, waive requirements of Bar admission for eligibility to a specific office or position for no more than one year, unless specifically barred by relevant legislation