Open Parliament of the Social Liberal Union

The Open Parliament of the Social Liberal Union is the supreme legislative body and supreme sovereign entity of the Social Liberal Union, limited in its sovereignty only by the Constitution and laws it may enact, but having the power to repeal or modify any law. It is composed of all Member States, as constitutionally defined. Its powers are outlined primarily in Article 2 of the Constitution. It is presided over by the Speaker of the Union, who designates a Speaker pro tempore. Also under the auspices of the legislative branch, in service of the Open Parliament, are the Law Commission and Library of Parliament.

Open Parliament of the
Social Liberal Union
SLU Legislative Branch
Seal of the Open Parliament.png
Seal of the Open Parliament
Leadership
Structure
Members
Member States of the
Social Liberal Union
Library
Library of Parliament
Commissions
Law Commission
Constitution
Third Constitution of the Social Liberal Union
Second Constitution (Previous)
First Constitution (Previous)

Legislative Officers

Nation
Office
Appointed by
Assumed office
Constitutional Officers
Helvurium
 
Speaker of the Union Open Parliament 4 March 2021
Anaaxes
 
Speaker pro tempore Speaker of the Union 19 October 2020
Members of the Law Commission
Ex officio members Members of the Commission See Law Commission See Law Commission
Appointive members Members of the Commission See Law Commission See Law Commission
Librarians and Officers of the Library of Parliament
Helvurium
 
Chief Administrative Officer Ex officio as Speaker 4 March 2021
Anaaxes
 
Chief Technical Officer De facto permanent 20 May 2017
Librarians Librarians of Parliament Speaker of the Union See Library of Parliament

Passage Requirements for Laws

General Requirements

Legislation type Voting period Additional sponsor(s) Majority needed Minimum number of votes cast
Resolution of Parliament 5-7 days None Simple majority 3 valid votes
Act of Parliament 7-10 days None Simple majority 4 valid votes
Constitutional Amendments 14-21 days None Two-thirds 6 valid votes

Special Case Requirements

Special legislation type Voting period Additional sponsor(s) Majority needed
A Resolution to waive the World Assembly requirement for Member State status 5-7 days None Two-thirds
A Resolution to revoke a previously-issued World Assembly membership requirement waiver 7 days One Member State Two-thirds
A Resolution to vacate or temporarily suspend a ruling, decision, conviction, sentence, or order of the Court of Justice, in whole or in part 5-7 days One Member State Two-thirds
A Resolution to dismiss a government officer 5-7 days Two Member States or the number of Member States equal to at least 12% of the number of votes cast in the previous election for that office (whichever is higher) Two-thirds
A Resolution to lower voter threshold for adoption of a new constitution 5-7 days None Two-thirds
An Act to require that Member States endorse the elected World Assembly delegate under penalty of criminal prosecution 7-10 days None Two-thirds
An Act to create or authorize a regional military 7-10 days None Two-thirds
An Act to create a tribunal or court Inferior to the Court of Justice 7-10 days None Two-thirds