World Assembly Waiver Act

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World Assembly Waiver Act
Enacted byOpen Parliament
Date enacted10 August 2017
Date repealed26 January 2018
Legislative history
Introduced on18 July 2017
Introduced byAusterain,
Odd Republic,
Voting began3 August 2017
Required majoritySimple majority
Vote results10 Yea, 3 Nay, 1 Abstain[1]
Repealing legislation
Status: Repealed

This Act establishes procedures to regulate the granting of waivers from the World Assembly requirement to become a Member State.

Article 1. Application for Waivers

Section 1. Requirement of Application

Any Resident State not a member of the World Assembly that wishes to request a waiver of the World Assembly membership requirement pursuant to Article 1, Section 4 of the Constitution must complete and submit an application to the Minister of Immigration. This Application must be shared with the World Assembly Delegate and Speaker of the Union.

Section 2. Requirements Prior to Application

Prior to submitting a request for a waiver of the World Assembly membership requirement, the Resident State in question shall have attained both Civil Rights and Political Freedoms of "Average," as measured by the World Census, and shall have either (a) previously held an elected or Open Parliament-confirmed office in the Social Liberal Union or (b) continuously been a Resident State of the Social Liberal Union for at least six weeks.

Section 3. Contents of Waiver Application

The waiver application shall consist of information regarding all puppets of the nation, within or beyond the Social Liberal Union, the nation's background, reasons for joining the Social Liberal Union, rationale for not joining the World Assembly, and any other information deemed necessary. The application template shall be drafted by the Minister of Immigration, the World Assembly Delegate, and the Speaker of the Union.

Section 4. Certification of Application

The applicant shall certify, under penalty of perjury and denial of application, the accuracy, truthfulness, and completeness of their application, to the best of their knowledge.

Section 5. Concerns Regarding the Application

If the Minister of Immigration finds any specific or general security concerns regarding a waiver applicant, or finds that the applicant was dishonest in their application, and obtains the authorization of either the Delegate or the Speaker and notifies the other, they may reject the advancement of a waiver application to Open Parliament, but must notify the applicant via telegram, and the Open Parliament via the regional message board or the forums.

Article 2. Resolution for the Waiver

Section 1. Sponsorship

Upon submission of a waiver application, and review by the Speaker and Delegate, the Minister of Immigration may consent to advancing the application to Open Parliament. If at least two Member States, at least one of which shall not be the Speaker or Delegate, sponsor the applicant's bid for a waiver, the waiver may be voted upon, after a public debate period of at least four days. At least one sponsor must propose a bill to allow the Resident State full Member State status, in accordance with the requirements of this Act and the Constitution of the Social Liberal Union. This bill may come in the form of an independent Resolution of Parliament, or a Resolution Amendment to a resolution not repugnant to this Act (as may be assessed by the Court of Justice) which enumerates states with a waiver under this Act.

Section 2. Passage

Upon passage of a Resolution or Resolution Amendment for a waiver, the Delegate and Minister of Immigration shall grant the applicant Member State status, so long as the nation continues to meet all other requirements for such status.

Section 3. Denial

If the Resolution or Resolution Amendment fails to pass, the applicant may reapply after six weeks from the date of denial.