2014-02: Calling the Estats Xhenerais to Order Feb 14, 2014 22:39:05 GMT -6
Post by Trotxâ on Feb 14, 2014 22:39:05 GMT -6
Good evening, fellow Citizens of the Great Province of Vuode, fellow subjects of His Majesty King John, and assembled cestours. As it is the second Full Moon of 2014, I am pleased as the duly-elected Presiding Officer of the Estats Xhenerais of the United Provinces of Vuode and Dandenburg, I declare that our second legislative session is hereby open.
This body shall remain is session until
To open our session, we'd like to call to the stage Mr. Billy Joel to share a tune to start us off on the right foot. Today is Saint Valentine's Day, so Mr. Joel will present a hit tune from his 1983 album An Innocent Man - one particularly appropriate for St. Valentine's Day: his advice to gentlemen and a Valentine to Motown: Tell Her About It.
Thank you, Mr. Joel, for sharing your wonderful music. That's particularly good advice for the men of Vuode. We hope to invite you to close our session with more of your music. Let's give him another round of applause. Huzzah!
Now to the business part of our meeting. We open with the required disclaimers:
All citizens and cestours of this, the finest province in the Kingdom of Talossa, are invited to stand now, and to present to us their Councillors any petitions, proposals, projects, programs or policies. Please come forward to the microphone, state your name and canton, the organization represented (if any) the title of the matter addressed and your position in favor or against; then proceed with remarks topic that brings you before the assembled Counselors. Generally, speakers will have at least one (1) minute to speak, but generally not more than five (5) minutes. Speakers should limit remarks to the designated time limit as determined by the Chair. Speakers are cautioned that only topics specifically related to the operations of the United Provinces of Vuode and Dandenburg and the function of the Estats Xhenerais are appropriate in this forum. Please be aware that all comments, documents, exhibits, evidence, petitions or writs presented shall become part of the public record.
Councillors and citizens are required to use proper language when addressing the Estats Xhenerais. Councillors, citizens and cestours shall not use profanity or cursing, aggressive or threatening behavior when addressing the Estats Xhenerais or other participants. All comments are directed to the Presiding Officer and not to individual Councillors or to the audience. No personal verbal attacks toward any individual will be allowed during the conduct of a Estats Xhenerais session. Any Councillor, including the Presiding Officer, may have individual(s) removed from the podium and/or Estats Xhenerais Chambers if such conduct persists after a warning has been issued.
No person, including but not limited to registered lobbyists, except Councillors and the staff of the Estats Xhenerais, shall be permitted access to the Members Bar and Lounge, except that employees of liquor distributors and employees of the Lake Park Golf Course may be granted admission for the purpose performing their employer-requested duties. Attendees of these meetings are heartily encouraged to tip the wait staff for services provided.
It is the intent of these rules that the deliberations and actions of the Estats Xhenerais be conducted and taken openly in order that the citizens and cestours may be fully informed, it being the finding of the Estats Xhenerais that the citizens must be fully informed if they are to be intelligently advised as to the conduct of public business by their duly elected Councillors .
This public meeting is now open for the good of the People and Province of Vuode.
God Save the King!
Edit: the dates must match what we said last time.