We are, of course, waiting on the Assembly to be constituted before we find out who's Maestro and thus how many appointed Senators we will have this term. As soon as that is set, we'll go to our first order of business, which is electing a Speaker for this term.
Post by Lüc da Schir on Jun 6, 2016 12:53:05 GMT -6
I would like to inform the Senate that a bill, the Judiciary Act of 2016, has passed the Assembly on June 6th, having been introduced there on May 25th. It now falls upon the Senate to either pass the bill as it stands, send an amended version back to the Assembly, or reject it outright.
The vote is scheduled for Sunday 12th, or later if amendments are accepted. For the purpose of "accepting" an amendment without a vote (like it happened in the lower house last week), since the sponsor does not sit in the Senate, I propose that, seeing as the sponsor is the Maestro, the Deputy Maestro be put in charge of accepting amendments to the bill without a vote, should they arise. This might also become a general rule, eventually. We do need to estabilish some kind of formal set of rules of order, but in the meantime this might work.
The Judiciary Act of 2016 (proposed by Eiric S. Bornatfiglheu)
WHEREAS referring all matters of provincial justice is an abdication of our responsibilities, and
WHEREAS the justice system established in the past has sat moribund for over half a decade, and
WHEREAS there is no need to create additional titles for an institution that is already stretched for personnel,
THEREFOR the Legislative Chancellory of the Province of Benito enacts the following:
A.) The "High Court Act" is repealed in its entirety.
B.) The Judiciary of the province of Benito is hereby established as a system of binding, voluntary, and citizen-led arbitration.
C.) In the case of a conflict over provincial law, the aggreived shal publicly declare their grievance and the two shall find a mutually agreeable party to function as arbiter.
D.) An arbiter may be any full Benitian citizen in good standing.
E.) Should the parties be unable to agree on an arbiter, the office of the Arvitieir Prima shall be charged with finding an arbiter, from outside the province if needs be.
F.) Upon appointment of an arbiter, each side shall plead their case. The arbiter shall not issue a ruling until both sides of the case have been heard.
G.) The arbiter shall base their decision on appropriate provincial and national law as well as custom and judicial precedent with an eye toward fair play.
H.) The arbiter's decision is final and binding upon all parties. All such decisions may be appealed to the national court system.
I.) While conducting judiciary business, the arbiter shall wear a special hat of their own devising. For the interests of cultural legacy, the province will maintain a registry of all such hats.
J.) This law shall take effect upon the passage of an amendment to the provincial Constitution giving original jurisdiction to the provincial judiciary system.