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Shall this motion pass?

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Voting closed: April 05, 2013, 01:30:57 PM

Author Topic: MOTION: Citizen Admission and Patronage Reform Bill PASSED 2-0-3  (Read 2217 times)

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From the discussion here: https://exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2416.0


This house moves the following:

a ) That a thread shall be created and maintained in the Questions and Suggestions section of the forum that allows potential citizens to submit applications for citizenship.

b ) That the applications shall be required to state the following:
b.1 ) why the member wishes to become a citizen
b.2 ) a brief outline of their achievements on the site, if any
b.3 ) which of the methods outlined in clause c of this bill they wish to use to obtain citizenship.

c ) That the methods of obtaining citizenship be defined as follows
c.1 ) Citizenship by direct vote. A member of staff is then required to move the application directly to popular vote. If the application passes the new citizen is recorded as having no patron.
c.2 ) Citizenship by patronage. This functions exactly the same as c.1, excepting that a current citizen, hereafter referred to as the patron, is required to post the application. If the application passes the new citizen is recorded as a member of the house of the patron.

d ) That patrons, as defined in clause c.2, shall never have any right to affect any aspect of their patronees' political or social rights or to dictate other aspects of their lives;
d.1 ) That such behaviour shall be considered an abuse of citizenship under section eight of the Constitution
d.2 ) That the activities of other members of citizen houses, such as "siblings" shall be subject to the same restrictions as those of patrons outlined above.

e ) That citizens, whoever they may be, shall always both have the right to a family AND the right to exclude themselves from such a system.

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Re: MOTION: Citizen Admission and Patronage Reform Bill
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 05:28:18 PM »
I should also add a note on this constitutionally: I am of the opinion that this law does not require a constitutional change. The constitutional requirement for a proposer to post the application does not require that to be the same as a patron, the member of staff moving the application to vote fulfils that legal role without having to "sponsor" or otherwise be linked to the application (which they can obviously vote against if they want to as well).
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Re: MOTION: Citizen Admission and Patronage Reform Bill
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 09:50:53 PM »
PASSED 2-0-3

High abstention rate, but ah well. Moving to active legislation.
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