Executive Split Amendments and Repeals Act (2019)

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Executive Split Amendments and Repeals Act (2019)

An Act to provide for various amendments to Laws which shall continue to exist and repeals for Laws which shall not continue to exist post Executive Split.


Short Title


(1) This Act may be cited as the Executive Split Amendments and Repeals Act (2019).


Repeals


(2) Constitution V (2012), the Embassy Act (2012), and the Citizenship Act (2018) are all hereby repealed.


Amendments to the Election Act (2015)


(3) Sections (10) and (11) of the Elections Act (2015) shall be amended as follows:

(10) (a) General Elections shall occur approximately ninety days after the conclusion of the preceding General Election.

(b) Chief of State Elections shall occur approximately forty-five days after the conclusion of the most recent General Election.

(c) First Minister Elections shall occur approximately sixty days after the conclusion of the preceding First Minister Election.

(d) Should either the Senate or the First Minister be recalled and extraordinary elections held, the term shall be reset and the subsequently elected Senate or First Minister shall serve a full term. In the case of a Chief of State recall and extraordinary election, the subsequently elected Chief of State shall serve until the next Chief of State Election.

(e) Chair Elections shall occur approximately sixty days after the conclusion of the preceding Chair Election.




Standing Periods


(11) (a) Standing periods for Chief of State Elections shall be opened between eight and twelve days prior to the scheduled end of the current Chief of State term, and shall be no longer than twelve days in length.


(11) (b) Standing periods for First Minister Elections shall be opened between eight and twelve days prior to the scheduled end of the current First Minister term, and shall be no longer than twelve days in length.


(4) Section (14) of the Elections Act (2015) shall be amended as follows:

(14) Voting for Chief of State Elections, First Ministerial Elections, General Elections, Chair Elections, and By-Elections shall occur immediately following the closure of the relevant standing period, and shall last for twenty-four hours. Administration of voting periods shall adhere to this timing within practical reason but must not allow a period less than twenty-four hours.


(5) Section (19) of the Elections Act (2015) shall be amended as follows:

(19) In any election where only one seat is available or in any election for which the number of seats equals the number of candidates, there shall be included an option to reopen elections, excepting the Election of the Chief of State.

a. Should the option to reopen elections receive a number of votes greater than or equal to any candidates in the election, those candidates shall not be elected.

b. If any seats remain unfilled, standing shall reopen and a First Minister, Chair, or By-Election shall be held for the remaining seats.

c. Reopen elections shall not be an option in a second round of elections triggered by the reopen elections option.


Amendments to Attorney General Act (2012)


(6) Sections (3) through (4) of the Attorney General Act (2012) shall be replaced with the following:
(3) The First Minister and Chief of State, in agreement, shall nominate an individual to the Office at the commencement of every term, or if the Office is vacant. Nominees for the Office shall require Senate confirmation in order to take office.

(3a) If the First Minister and Chief of State are unable to agree upon an Attorney General nominee, the Speaker of the Senate shall nominate an eligible citizen to the position of Attorney General. The Speaker may not nominate themself to the position.

(4) The Office shall be declared vacant if the Attorney General:

a. resigns;
b. is no longer qualified to hold the Office under s7 of this Act;;
c. is impeached by a 2/3 majority vote in the Senate;
d. is removed from the Office by the High Court as a sentence for an offence; or
e. is dismissed by the Chief of State and the First Minister, in agreement.

(7) Section (7) of the Attorney General Act (2012) shall be replaced with the following:
(7) The Attorney General may not hold: the Office of the Chief of State or Deputy Chief of State; the Office of First Minister or Deputy First Minister; any position in the Judiciary; any position on the Council of State; or any position in the Cabinet other than Attorney General, although the First Minister is not obliged to include the Attorney General in the Cabinet.

(8) Section (9) of the Attorney General Act (2012) shall be replaced with the following:
(9) The Attorney General shall be the primary legal adviser to the Chief of State, First Minister, Council of State, and Cabinet.

Amendments to the Awards and Honours Act (2012)

(9) Sections (3) and (4) of the Awards and Honours Act (2012) shall be replaced with the following:
(3) All Medals, Titles, and Honours (hereafter the three as a group shall be referred to as "Awards") may be issued by the Chief of State or First Minister unless special provisions apply under this Act.

(4) Any award may be revoked in extreme circumstances, by the Office which issued it, with absolute majority approval in the Senate.

(10) The sections (15) through (22) of the Awards and Honours Act (2012) concerning "Ovations" and "Triumphs" shall be replaced with the following:
Ovations

(15) An Ovation shall be the highest honour awarded to any citizen for civilian service to the Republic. It may be awarded for highly-distinguished service or a particularly grand service to the State, or for other civilian service within the discretion of the Chief of State or First Minister and Senate.

(16) The Chief of State or First Minister may nominate any citizen for an Ovation; this requires absolute majority approval of the Senate.

(17) Upon approval from the Senate, a specific day shall be chosen and organised for the Ovation, and a ceremony shall be initiated for citizens of the Republic to express their gratitude towards the honoured citizen.

(18) Upon conclusion of the ceremony, the Chief of State and First Minister shall convey Honoured Citizen status and the Order of Republica medal upon the recipient of the Ovation.

Triumphs

(19) A Triumph shall be the highest honour awarded to any citizen for military service to the Republic. It may be awarded for highly-distinguished service or a particularly-important military action, or for other military service within the discretion of the Chief of State and Senate.

(20) The Chief of State or their designee may nominate any citizen for a Triumph; this requires absolute majority approval of the Senate.

(21) Upon approval from the Senate, a specific day shall be chosen and organised for the Triumph, and a ceremony shall be initiated for citizens of the Republic to express their gratitude towards the honoured citizen.

(22) Upon conclusion of the ceremony, the Chief of State shall convey Honoured Citizen status and the Order of Republica medal upon the recipient of the Triumph.

(11) Under "Schedule 1: Medals" of the Awards and Honours Act (2012), the Order of the Sapphire Star shall be replaced with the following:
Order of the Sapphire Star:
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The Order of the Sapphire Star shall be issued by the Deputy First Minister and the Deputy Chief of State to citizens who excel in service to Cabinet Ministers during each First Minister and Chief of State term.

(12) "Schedule 2: Titles" of the Awards and Honours Act (2012), shall be replaced with the following:
Schedule Two: Titles

Ranked in order of seniority:

The Venerable - Abbrev. The Ven.
- Applicable to any Honoured Citizen.

The Right Honourable - Abbrev. The Rt. Hon.
- Applicable to the following for life:
President;
Chief of State;
Chief Justice;
Speaker of the Senate; and
Supreme Chancellor
and;

- Applicable to the following during their tenure:
Deputy Chief of State;
First Minister;
Deputy First Minister; and
Vice Chancellor

The Honourable - Abbrev. The Hon.
- Applicable to the following during their tenure:
Senator;
Associate Justice;
Minister of the Cabinet;
Councilor of the Council of State;
Attorney General; and
World Assembly Delegate

The Esteemed - Abbrev. The Est.
- Applicable to the Chairperson of the Citizens' Assembly during their tenure.

His/Her Excellency - Abbrev. H.E.
- Applicable to any accredited foreign diplomat, of Ambassador rank or above, during their posting to the Republic.

Post-nominal suffixes:

ER = Order of Republica
ED = Order of Dedication
EC = Order of Courage
ES = Order of Senatia
ECS = Order of Civil Service
EBS = Order of the Bronze Star
EPS = Order of the Purple Star
ESE = Order of Service to Europeia
OR4 = Order of Community 4th Class
OR3 = Order of Community 3rd Class
OR2 = Order of Community 2nd Class
OR1 = Order of Community 1st Class
WE3 = Order of Welcoming 3rd Class
WE2 = Order of Welcoming 2nd Class
WE1 = Order of Welcoming 1st Class
EOB = Order of the Olive Branch
EEN = Order of Enlightenment
EME = Order of Education
EIN = Order of Influence
EEQ = Order of Equity
ESH = Order of Scholarship
ESS = Order of the Sapphire Star
EED = Order of Edification
EMC = Order of Mercury
EOI = Order of Initiation


Amendment to the Judicature Act (2012)

(13) Section 16 of the Judicature Act (2012) shall be replaced with the following:
Section 16. Justices Pro Tempore. The Chief Justice may ask for a temporary Justice to be appointed for a specific trial. The temporary Justice must be nominated by the Chief of State, approved by the Chief Justice, and confirmed by an absolute majority of the Senate.


Amendments to the World Assembly Act (2017)

(14) Section (2) of the World Assembly Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
(2) The Chief of State shall nominate an individual to the Office of the World Assembly Delegate whenever that office is vacant. Nominees under this section shall require Senate confirmation in order to take office.

(2a) Once confirmed by the Senate, the World Assembly Delegate shall serve indefinitely, subject to Senate reconfirmation every 180 days on the motion of the Chief of State. The Chief of State may choose to nominate another individual to the office instead of seeking reconfirmation of the incumbent World Assembly Delegate, upon which the previous World Assembly Delegate shall cease to be in office.

(15) Section (4), Article 6. of the World Assembly Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
6. The incumbent is removed from office by a request to such effect that is initiated by the Chief of State or a Senator and achieves two-thirds absolute majority support in the Senate.

(16) Sections (11) through (13) of the World Assembly Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
(11) The Chief of State and their deputies shall be responsible for the formulation and execution of policies relating to World Assembly affairs, included but not limited to compilation and distribution of information, development of educational material, organization and training of personnel, and diplomatic obligations.

World Assembly Affairs

(12) The World Assembly Delegate shall exercise the Designated Nation’s vote on World Assembly resolutions to reflect the directive of the Chief of State or a designated deputy, or if there is no such directive, to reflect the views of the Europeian citizenry as made known to the Delegate.

(13) Should anyone other than the Deputy Delegate or Delegate hold the gameside Delegate Nation, they are required to: (a) not exercise the Delegate Nation's vote on World Assembly resolutions in contradiction to the provisions of this Act for the World Assembly Delegate, and (b) not exercise any gameside powers other than voting on resolutions that are specific to the Delegate Nation except as directed by the Chief of State or a Supreme Chancellor.


Amendments to the Senate Protocol Act (2015)

(17) Section (3) of the Senate Protocol Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(3) On submission of a request to ratify a Chief of State decision to enter, leave, or amend an interregional agreement, a First Reading shall commence.

(18) Section (8) of the Senate Protocol Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(8) In circumstances where the Chief of State deems that an urgent decision is required with regards to leaving an alliance, treaty or other interregional agreement, such a proposal shall be immediately considered with no time constraints.

(19) Section (14) of the Senate Protocol Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(14) Bills in the Voting Period may be forwarded to the First Minister for a signature or veto as soon as a definite outcome is achieved.

(20) Section (25) of the Senate Protocol Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(25) Should no Candidate receive the amount of votes required to assume the Office of the Speaker, a further Nomination Period shall be initiated for a minimum of 24 hours. Following the additional Nomination Period another vote shall commence in which every sitting Senator may again vote for their preferred Candidate. Should no candidate receive the required majority to assume the Office of the Speaker on the second ballot the First Minister shall have one vote.

(21) Section (31) of the Senate Protocol Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(31) The Speaker of the Senate shall be required to forward any Senate legislation that passes to the First Minister for signature, veto, or reservation for referendum.

(22) Sections (44) through (45) of the Senate Protocol Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(44) General permission to speak in the main Senate forum shall be restricted to only those individuals listed below.

a. current Senators;
b. the Chief of State;
c. the First Minister;
d. the Supreme Chancellors.

(45) Invitations may be issued to permit additional individuals to speak in the main Senate forum; however, such invitations shall be subject to revocation by the Speaker of the Senate, at their discretion, and speaking privileges granted thereof shall be limited to the specific matters pertaining to the invitation.

a. The Chair of the Citizens' Assembly shall have a standing invitation to speak in the Senate on any matter under consideration;
b. The primary author of any legislation before the Senate that originated in the Citizens' Assembly shall enjoy a standing invitation to speak in the Senate; this invitation shall be limited solely to the continuing discussion of the legislation they originated within the Citizens' Assembly;
c. Cabinet members and Councilors of State shall have a standing invitation to speak in the Senate when discussing matters concerning their position;
d. the Deputy Chief of State and Deputy First Minister shall have a standing invitation to speak in the Senate when discussing matters concerning their position or concerning a Cabinet or Council of State matter.
e. The World Assembly Delegate shall have a standing invitation to speak in the Senate when discussing matters concerning the World Assembly and Europeia's representation therein; and
f. Individual Senators shall be permitted to invite additional individuals to speak in the main Senate forum at their discretion.


Amendments to the Diplomatic Immunity Act (2017)

(23) Sections (3) through (4) of the Diplomatic Immunity Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
(3) The Chief of State may extend Diplomatic Immunity to any person in Europeia on diplomatic affairs.

Declaration of Persona Non Grata

(4) Any foreign national may be declared persona non grata by the Chief of State.

(36) Section (6) of the Diplomatic Immunity Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
(6) Declarations of persona non grata may be reviewed or rescinded by the Chief of State.

(37) Section (8) of the Diplomatic Immunity Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
(8) Citizens may not be declared persona non grata, however, the Chief of State may revoke a citizen's diplomatic status through a public declaration.


Amendments to the Emergency Powers Act (2014)

(24) Section (2), Article b. of the Emergency Powers Act (2014) shall be replaced with the following:
b. Executive shall be defined as the Chief of State, Deputy Chief of State, Council of State, First Minister, Deputy First Minister, and the Cabinet.

(25) Sections (7) through (8) of the Emergency Powers Act (2014) shall be replaced with the following:
(7) Upon cessation of a regional emergency for inactivity, all laws in effect prior to the regional emergency shall resume in effect, and Chief of State Elections, First Minister Elections, and Senate by-elections shall be held.

Regional Emergency for Forum Inaccessibility

(8) Should the forum be destroyed, damaged beyond utility, or rendered inaccessible, the Chief of State shall be empowered to declare a regional emergency for forum inaccessibility on the Regional Message Board of Europeia.

(26) Section (10) of the Emergency Powers Act (2014) shall be replaced with the following:
(10) The Chief of State shall provide for continued regional governance through the Regional Message Board or, should restoration of permanent forum accessibility exceed a 48 hour period, by creating a temporary forum at their discretion.

(27) Sections (13) through (14) of the Emergency Powers Act (2014) shall be replaced with the following:
(13) Should the Attorney General and the High Court have reasonable suspicion that a Supreme Chancellor is complicit in a malicious action that rendered the forum inaccessible, responsibility for restoration of permanent forum accessibility shall fall to any remaining Supreme Chancellor who is not reasonably suspected of such complicity by the Attorney General and the High Court, or to the Chief of State in the absence of any remaining Supreme Chancellor.

(14) Should the Attorney General and the High Court have reasonable suspicion that the Chief of State is complicit in a malicious action that rendered the forum inaccessible, the next official in the Line of Succession who is not reasonably suspected of such complicity by the Attorney General and the High Court shall be vested with the powers granted to the Chief of State by this Act for a regional emergency for forum inaccessibility.


Amendment to the Charter of Rights Act (2015)

(28) Section (7) of the Charter of Rights Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(7) Whosoever abuses the freedoms guaranteed herein in order to harm the security of the region may temporarily have their rights restricted by Order of the Chief of State of Europeia or by Order of the Office of the Supreme Chancellor. Any restrictions must be limited to those appropriate to protecting regional security. A Judicial Review of the Order shall automatically be conducted by the High Court of Europeia.


Amendment to the Constitutional Convention Act (2018)

(29) Section (2) of the Constitutional Convention Act (2018) shall be replaced with the following:
(2) A Constitutional Convention may be convened by a majority vote of the Senate, with the First Minister assenting. Without the First Minister's assent, a 2/3 supermajority shall be required to convene a Convention.


Amendments to the Holiday Act (2015)

(30) Sections (4) through (5) of the Holiday Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(4) The First Minister or the Senate assembled may declare holidays in recognition of significant events or individuals at their discretion.

(5) Holidays declared by the First Minister will be subject to review by a majority the Senate.


Amendment to the Organizations Act (2017)

(31) Section NO 03. of the Organizations Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
NO 03. In order to receive the legal benefits of a News Organisation it must be registered with the First Minister or a designated Deputy.


Amendment to the Referenda Act (2015)

(32) Section (8) of the Referenda Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(8) The amount of support necessary for a petition to trigger a referendum is calculated through the last First Minister election before the petition was presented.


Amendment to the Citizens’ Assembly Act (2012)

(33) Section (4a) of the Citizens’ Assembly Act (2012) shall be replaced with the following:
(4a) The Office of the Chair cannot be held by the Chief of State, First Minister, or a Senator.


Amendments to the Communication Platform Administration Act (2017)

(34) Section (3) of the Communication Platform Administration Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
(3) The Chief of State may appoint any citizen to serve, at the Chief of State's pleasure, as an administrator for a private government platform. A private government platform is one used to conduct government business that is accessible to only government officials and the Chief Administrator.

(35) Section (7) of the Communication Platform Administration Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
(7) Each platform administration shall grant the Chief of State, Deputy Chief of State, First Minister, Depuy First Minister, Attorney General, and Director of the Europeian Intelligence Agency privileges necessary for the fulfillment of their office's responsibilities as laid out by this and other acts.

(36) Sections (10) through (11) of the Communication Platform Administration Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
(10) The First Minister and Chief of State may appoint Citizens to serve as moderators of each platform. Both Executive Officers must approve the appointment. Moderators may be removed by agreement of both Executives.

(11) For the purposes of this act, "platform moderation" will include the Chief of State, the First Minister, and all moderators of each specific platform.


Amendment to the Intelligence Act (2012)

(37) Section (7) of the Intelligence Act (2012) shall be replaced with the following:
(7) The Director shall be required to report any information that threatens the safety of Europeia, or Europeia's treatied allies, to the Chief of State and First Minister immediately upon discovery.


Amendments to the Commutations Act (2016)

(38) Sections (2) through (5) of the Commutations Act (2016) shall be replaced with the following:
(2) The Chief of State may publicly commute as much of a criminal sentence as they consider unjust or unwise by partially or fully reducing its burdens and restrictions, shortening its length, or both.

(3) The Senate may veto any commutation issued by the Chief of State before it takes effect.

(4) Commutations issued by the Chief of State take effect forty-eight hours after they are announced, unless the Senate has initiated veto proceedings, in which case they will take effect immediately if the Senate decides to not veto.

(5) The Chief of State may not commute any sentence that has already had a commutation vetoed by the Senate without the permission of the Speaker of the Senate or until after a General Election has intervened.
 
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Executive Split Amendments and Repeals Act (2019)

An Act to provide for various amendments to Laws which shall continue to exist and repeals for Laws which shall not continue to exist post Executive Split.


Short Title


(1) This Act may be cited as the Executive Split Amendments and Repeals Act (2019).


Repeals


(2) Constitution V (2012), the Embassy Act (2012), and the Citizenship Act (2018) are all hereby repealed.


Amendments to the Election Act (2015)


(3) Sections (10) and (11) of the Elections Act (2015) shall be amended as follows:

(10) (a) General Elections shall occur approximately ninety days after the conclusion of the preceding General Election.

(b) Chief of State Elections shall occur approximately forty-five days after the conclusion of the most recent General Election.

(c) First Minister Elections shall occur approximately sixty days after the conclusion of the preceding First Minister Election.

(d) Should either the Senate or the First Minister be recalled and extraordinary elections held, the term shall be reset and the subsequently elected Senate or First Minister shall serve a full term. In the case of a Chief of State recall and extraordinary election, the subsequently elected Chief of State shall serve until the next Chief of State Election.

(e) Chair Elections shall occur approximately sixty days after the conclusion of the preceding Chair Election.




Standing Periods


(11) (a) Standing periods for Chief of State Elections shall be opened between eight and twelve days prior to the scheduled end of the current Chief of State term, and shall be no longer than twelve days in length.


(11) (b) Standing periods for First Minister Elections shall be opened between eight and twelve days prior to the scheduled end of the current First Minister term, and shall be no longer than twelve days in length.


(4) Section (14) of the Elections Act (2015) shall be amended as follows:

(14) Voting for Chief of State Elections, First Ministerial Elections, General Elections, Chair Elections, and By-Elections shall occur immediately following the closure of the relevant standing period, and shall last for twenty-four hours. Administration of voting periods shall adhere to this timing within practical reason but must not allow a period less than twenty-four hours.


(5) Section (19) of the Elections Act (2015) shall be amended as follows:

(19) In any election where only one seat is available or in any election for which the number of seats equals the number of candidates, there shall be included an option to reopen elections, excepting the Election of the Chief of State.

a. Should the option to reopen elections receive a number of votes greater than or equal to any candidates in the election, those candidates shall not be elected.

b. If any seats remain unfilled, standing shall reopen and a First Minister, Chair, or By-Election shall be held for the remaining seats.

c. Reopen elections shall not be an option in a second round of elections triggered by the reopen elections option.


Amendments to Attorney General Act (2012)


(6) Sections (3) through (4) of the Attorney General Act (2012) shall be replaced with the following:
(3) The First Minister and Chief of State, in agreement, shall nominate an individual to the Office at the commencement of every term, or if the Office is vacant. Nominees for the Office shall require Senate confirmation in order to take office.

(3a) If the First Minister and Chief of State are unable to agree upon an Attorney General nominee, the Speaker of the Senate shall nominate an eligible citizen to the position of Attorney General. The Speaker may not nominate themself to the position.

(4) The Office shall be declared vacant if the Attorney General:

a. resigns;
b. is no longer qualified to hold the Office under s7 of this Act;;
c. is impeached by a 2/3 majority vote in the Senate;
d. is removed from the Office by the High Court as a sentence for an offence; or
e. is dismissed by the Chief of State and the First Minister, in agreement.

(7) Section (7) of the Attorney General Act (2012) shall be replaced with the following:
(7) The Attorney General may not hold: the Office of the Chief of State or Deputy Chief of State; the Office of First Minister or Deputy First Minister; any position in the Judiciary; any position on the Council of State; or any position in the Cabinet other than Attorney General, although the First Minister is not obliged to include the Attorney General in the Cabinet.

(8) Section (9) of the Attorney General Act (2012) shall be replaced with the following:
(9) The Attorney General shall be the primary legal adviser to the Chief of State, First Minister, Council of State, and Cabinet.

Amendments to the Awards and Honours Act (2012)

(9) Sections (3) and (4) of the Awards and Honours Act (2012) shall be replaced with the following:
(3) All Medals, Titles, and Honours (hereafter the three as a group shall be referred to as "Awards") may be issued by the Chief of State or First Minister unless special provisions apply under this Act.

(4) Any award may be revoked in extreme circumstances, by the Office which issued it, with absolute majority approval in the Senate.

(10) The sections (15) through (22) of the Awards and Honours Act (2012) concerning "Ovations" and "Triumphs" shall be replaced with the following:
Ovations

(15) An Ovation shall be the highest honour awarded to any citizen for civilian service to the Republic. It may be awarded for highly-distinguished service or a particularly grand service to the State, or for other civilian service within the discretion of the Chief of State or First Minister and Senate.

(16) The Chief of State or First Minister may nominate any citizen for an Ovation; this requires absolute majority approval of the Senate.

(17) Upon approval from the Senate, a specific day shall be chosen and organised for the Ovation, and a ceremony shall be initiated for citizens of the Republic to express their gratitude towards the honoured citizen.

(18) Upon conclusion of the ceremony, the Chief of State and First Minister shall convey Honoured Citizen status and the Order of Republica medal upon the recipient of the Ovation.

Triumphs

(19) A Triumph shall be the highest honour awarded to any citizen for military service to the Republic. It may be awarded for highly-distinguished service or a particularly-important military action, or for other military service within the discretion of the Chief of State and Senate.

(20) The Chief of State or their designee may nominate any citizen for a Triumph; this requires absolute majority approval of the Senate.

(21) Upon approval from the Senate, a specific day shall be chosen and organised for the Triumph, and a ceremony shall be initiated for citizens of the Republic to express their gratitude towards the honoured citizen.

(22) Upon conclusion of the ceremony, the Chief of State shall convey Honoured Citizen status and the Order of Republica medal upon the recipient of the Triumph.

(11) Under "Schedule 1: Medals" of the Awards and Honours Act (2012), the Order of the Sapphire Star shall be replaced with the following:
Order of the Sapphire Star:
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The Order of the Sapphire Star shall be issued by the Deputy First Minister and the Deputy Chief of State to citizens who excel in service to Cabinet Ministers during each First Minister and Chief of State term.

(12) "Schedule 2: Titles" of the Awards and Honours Act (2012), shall be replaced with the following:
Schedule Two: Titles

Ranked in order of seniority:

The Venerable - Abbrev. The Ven.
- Applicable to any Honoured Citizen.

The Right Honourable - Abbrev. The Rt. Hon.
- Applicable to the following for life:
President;
Chief of State;
Chief Justice;
Speaker of the Senate; and
Supreme Chancellor
and;

- Applicable to the following during their tenure:
Deputy Chief of State;
First Minister;
Deputy First Minister; and
Vice Chancellor

The Honourable - Abbrev. The Hon.
- Applicable to the following during their tenure:
Senator;
Associate Justice;
Minister of the Cabinet;
Councilor of the Council of State;
Attorney General; and
World Assembly Delegate

The Esteemed - Abbrev. The Est.
- Applicable to the Chairperson of the Citizens' Assembly during their tenure.

His/Her Excellency - Abbrev. H.E.
- Applicable to any accredited foreign diplomat, of Ambassador rank or above, during their posting to the Republic.

Post-nominal suffixes:

ER = Order of Republica
ED = Order of Dedication
EC = Order of Courage
ES = Order of Senatia
ECS = Order of Civil Service
EBS = Order of the Bronze Star
EPS = Order of the Purple Star
ESE = Order of Service to Europeia
OR4 = Order of Community 4th Class
OR3 = Order of Community 3rd Class
OR2 = Order of Community 2nd Class
OR1 = Order of Community 1st Class
WE3 = Order of Welcoming 3rd Class
WE2 = Order of Welcoming 2nd Class
WE1 = Order of Welcoming 1st Class
EOB = Order of the Olive Branch
EEN = Order of Enlightenment
EME = Order of Education
EIN = Order of Influence
EEQ = Order of Equity
ESH = Order of Scholarship
ESS = Order of the Sapphire Star
EED = Order of Edification
EMC = Order of Mercury
EOI = Order of Initiation


Amendment to the Judicature Act (2012)

(13) Section 16 of the Judicature Act (2012) shall be replaced with the following:
Section 16. Justices Pro Tempore. The Chief Justice may ask for a temporary Justice to be appointed for a specific trial. The temporary Justice must be nominated by the Chief of State, approved by the Chief Justice, and confirmed by an absolute majority of the Senate.


Amendments to the World Assembly Act (2017)

(14) Section (2) of the World Assembly Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
(2) The Chief of State shall nominate an individual to the Office of the World Assembly Delegate whenever that office is vacant. Nominees under this section shall require Senate confirmation in order to take office.

(2a) Once confirmed by the Senate, the World Assembly Delegate shall serve indefinitely, subject to Senate reconfirmation every 180 days on the motion of the Chief of State. The Chief of State may choose to nominate another individual to the office instead of seeking reconfirmation of the incumbent World Assembly Delegate, upon which the previous World Assembly Delegate shall cease to be in office.

(15) Section (4), Article 6. of the World Assembly Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
6. The incumbent is removed from office by a request to such effect that is initiated by the Chief of State or a Senator and achieves two-thirds absolute majority support in the Senate.

(16) Sections (11) through (13) of the World Assembly Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
(11) The Chief of State and their deputies shall be responsible for the formulation and execution of policies relating to World Assembly affairs, included but not limited to compilation and distribution of information, development of educational material, organization and training of personnel, and diplomatic obligations.

World Assembly Affairs

(12) The World Assembly Delegate shall exercise the Designated Nation’s vote on World Assembly resolutions to reflect the directive of the Chief of State or a designated deputy, or if there is no such directive, to reflect the views of the Europeian citizenry as made known to the Delegate.

(13) Should anyone other than the Deputy Delegate or Delegate hold the gameside Delegate Nation, they are required to: (a) not exercise the Delegate Nation's vote on World Assembly resolutions in contradiction to the provisions of this Act for the World Assembly Delegate, and (b) not exercise any gameside powers other than voting on resolutions that are specific to the Delegate Nation except as directed by the Chief of State or a Supreme Chancellor.


Amendments to the Senate Protocol Act (2015)

(17) Section (3) of the Senate Protocol Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(3) On submission of a request to ratify a Chief of State decision to enter, leave, or amend an interregional agreement, a First Reading shall commence.

(18) Section (8) of the Senate Protocol Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(8) In circumstances where the Chief of State deems that an urgent decision is required with regards to leaving an alliance, treaty or other interregional agreement, such a proposal shall be immediately considered with no time constraints.

(19) Section (14) of the Senate Protocol Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(14) Bills in the Voting Period may be forwarded to the First Minister for a signature or veto as soon as a definite outcome is achieved.

(20) Section (25) of the Senate Protocol Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(25) Should no Candidate receive the amount of votes required to assume the Office of the Speaker, a further Nomination Period shall be initiated for a minimum of 24 hours. Following the additional Nomination Period another vote shall commence in which every sitting Senator may again vote for their preferred Candidate. Should no candidate receive the required majority to assume the Office of the Speaker on the second ballot the First Minister shall have one vote.

(21) Section (31) of the Senate Protocol Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(31) The Speaker of the Senate shall be required to forward any Senate legislation that passes to the First Minister for signature, veto, or reservation for referendum.

(22) Sections (44) through (45) of the Senate Protocol Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(44) General permission to speak in the main Senate forum shall be restricted to only those individuals listed below.

a. current Senators;
b. the Chief of State;
c. the First Minister;
d. the Supreme Chancellors.

(45) Invitations may be issued to permit additional individuals to speak in the main Senate forum; however, such invitations shall be subject to revocation by the Speaker of the Senate, at their discretion, and speaking privileges granted thereof shall be limited to the specific matters pertaining to the invitation.

a. The Chair of the Citizens' Assembly shall have a standing invitation to speak in the Senate on any matter under consideration;
b. The primary author of any legislation before the Senate that originated in the Citizens' Assembly shall enjoy a standing invitation to speak in the Senate; this invitation shall be limited solely to the continuing discussion of the legislation they originated within the Citizens' Assembly;
c. Cabinet members and Councilors of State shall have a standing invitation to speak in the Senate when discussing matters concerning their position;
d. the Deputy Chief of State and Deputy First Minister shall have a standing invitation to speak in the Senate when discussing matters concerning their position or concerning a Cabinet or Council of State matter.
e. The World Assembly Delegate shall have a standing invitation to speak in the Senate when discussing matters concerning the World Assembly and Europeia's representation therein; and
f. Individual Senators shall be permitted to invite additional individuals to speak in the main Senate forum at their discretion.


Amendments to the Diplomatic Immunity Act (2017)

(23) Sections (3) through (4) of the Diplomatic Immunity Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
(3) The Chief of State may extend Diplomatic Immunity to any person in Europeia on diplomatic affairs.

Declaration of Persona Non Grata

(4) Any foreign national may be declared persona non grata by the Chief of State.

(36) Section (6) of the Diplomatic Immunity Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
(6) Declarations of persona non grata may be reviewed or rescinded by the Chief of State.

(37) Section (8) of the Diplomatic Immunity Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
(8) Citizens may not be declared persona non grata, however, the Chief of State may revoke a citizen's diplomatic status through a public declaration.


Amendments to the Emergency Powers Act (2014)

(24) Section (2), Article b. of the Emergency Powers Act (2014) shall be replaced with the following:
b. Executive shall be defined as the Chief of State, Deputy Chief of State, Council of State, First Minister, Deputy First Minister, and the Cabinet.

(25) Sections (7) through (8) of the Emergency Powers Act (2014) shall be replaced with the following:
(7) Upon cessation of a regional emergency for inactivity, all laws in effect prior to the regional emergency shall resume in effect, and Chief of State Elections, First Minister Elections, and Senate by-elections shall be held.

Regional Emergency for Forum Inaccessibility

(8) Should the forum be destroyed, damaged beyond utility, or rendered inaccessible, the Chief of State shall be empowered to declare a regional emergency for forum inaccessibility on the Regional Message Board of Europeia.

(26) Section (10) of the Emergency Powers Act (2014) shall be replaced with the following:
(10) The Chief of State shall provide for continued regional governance through the Regional Message Board or, should restoration of permanent forum accessibility exceed a 48 hour period, by creating a temporary forum at their discretion.

(27) Sections (13) through (14) of the Emergency Powers Act (2014) shall be replaced with the following:
(13) Should the Attorney General and the High Court have reasonable suspicion that a Supreme Chancellor is complicit in a malicious action that rendered the forum inaccessible, responsibility for restoration of permanent forum accessibility shall fall to any remaining Supreme Chancellor who is not reasonably suspected of such complicity by the Attorney General and the High Court, or to the Chief of State in the absence of any remaining Supreme Chancellor.

(14) Should the Attorney General and the High Court have reasonable suspicion that the Chief of State is complicit in a malicious action that rendered the forum inaccessible, the next official in the Line of Succession who is not reasonably suspected of such complicity by the Attorney General and the High Court shall be vested with the powers granted to the Chief of State by this Act for a regional emergency for forum inaccessibility.


Amendment to the Charter of Rights Act (2015)

(28) Section (7) of the Charter of Rights Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(7) Whosoever abuses the freedoms guaranteed herein in order to harm the security of the region may temporarily have their rights restricted by Order of the Chief of State of Europeia or by Order of the Office of the Supreme Chancellor. Any restrictions must be limited to those appropriate to protecting regional security. A Judicial Review of the Order shall automatically be conducted by the High Court of Europeia.


Amendment to the Constitutional Convention Act (2018)

(29) Section (2) of the Constitutional Convention Act (2018) shall be replaced with the following:
(2) A Constitutional Convention may be convened by a majority vote of the Senate, with the First Minister assenting. Without the First Minister's assent, a 2/3 supermajority shall be required to convene a Convention.


Amendments to the Holiday Act (2015)

(30) Sections (4) through (5) of the Holiday Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(4) The First Minister or the Senate assembled may declare holidays in recognition of significant events or individuals at their discretion.

(5) Holidays declared by the First Minister will be subject to review by a majority the Senate.


Amendment to the Organizations Act (2017)

(31) Section NO 03. of the Organizations Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
NO 03. In order to receive the legal benefits of a News Organisation it must be registered with the First Minister or a designated Deputy.


Amendment to the Referenda Act (2015)

(32) Section (8) of the Referenda Act (2015) shall be replaced with the following:
(8) The amount of support necessary for a petition to trigger a referendum is calculated through the last First Minister election before the petition was presented.


Amendment to the Citizens’ Assembly Act (2012)

(33) Section (4a) of the Citizens’ Assembly Act (2012) shall be replaced with the following:
(4a) The Office of the Chair cannot be held by the Chief of State, First Minister, or a Senator.


Amendments to the Communication Platform Administration Act (2017)

(34) Section (3) of the Communication Platform Administration Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
(3) The Chief of State may appoint any citizen to serve, at the Chief of State's pleasure, as an administrator for a private government platform. A private government platform is one used to conduct government business that is accessible to only government officials and the Chief Administrator.

(35) Section (7) of the Communication Platform Administration Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
(7) Each platform administration shall grant the Chief of State, Deputy Chief of State, First Minister, Depuy First Minister, Attorney General, and Director of the Europeian Intelligence Agency privileges necessary for the fulfillment of their office's responsibilities as laid out by this and other acts.

(36) Sections (10) through (11) of the Communication Platform Administration Act (2017) shall be replaced with the following:
(10) The First Minister and Chief of State may appoint Citizens to serve as moderators of each platform. Both Executive Officers must approve the appointment. Moderators may be removed by agreement of both Executives.

(11) For the purposes of this act, "platform moderation" will include the Chief of State, the First Minister, and all moderators of each specific platform.


Amendment to the Intelligence Act (2012)

(37) Section (7) of the Intelligence Act (2012) shall be replaced with the following:
(7) The Director shall be required to report any information that threatens the safety of Europeia, or Europeia's treatied allies, to the Chief of State and First Minister immediately upon discovery.


Amendments to the Commutations Act (2016)

(38) Sections (2) through (5) of the Commutations Act (2016) shall be replaced with the following:
(2) The Chief of State may publicly commute as much of a criminal sentence as they consider unjust or unwise by partially or fully reducing its burdens and restrictions, shortening its length, or both.

(3) The Senate may veto any commutation issued by the Chief of State before it takes effect.

(4) Commutations issued by the Chief of State take effect forty-eight hours after they are announced, unless the Senate has initiated veto proceedings, in which case they will take effect immediately if the Senate decides to not veto.

(5) The Chief of State may not commute any sentence that has already had a commutation vetoed by the Senate without the permission of the Speaker of the Senate or until after a General Election has intervened.


Legislative History


This Act became Law on 3rd February 2019.
The Senate, as per the Executive Split Transition Act (2019), set enactment of this Law for the 17th February 2019.
 
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