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GALACTIC SENATE PROPOSAL and CHARTER REQUIREMENTS

 

PREAMBLE

 

WE THE SENTIENT RACES OF THE UNIVERSE COMMIT

*to resolve territorial disputes among member empires

*to abide by the Galactic Bylaws

*to maintaining open communication to all sentient empires through public broadcast

*to pass bylaws designed to promote peaceful exploration and prosperity among member empires

 

AND FOR THESE ENDS

 

*to unite our leadership to maintain intergalactic peace and security through the Bylaws

*to enforce the bylaws ratified by the Galactic Senate

*to recognize the sovereignty of all member and non-affiliated empires with the exclusion of their obligations to the Galactic Senate

 

CHARTER REQUIREMENTS

 

Membership requirements:

 

1) Must be an active, sentient ruler over an empire

2) Abide by the Galactic Senate Bylaws and Charter Requirements

3) Participate in Bylaw Procedure (See Removal below)

 

Functions:

1) Resolve territorial disputes between member empires

2) Pass laws designed to maintain peace and order between member empires

3) Communicate openly with all empires through public channels (ie RTG boards)

4) Establish efficient commerce between member empires

 

Sovereignty:

1) Each member of the Galactic Senate remains sovereign: subject only to the Bylaws and Charter Requirements

2) An empire may leave the Galactic Senate at any time

3) War between Galactic Senate Members does not immediately disqualify participating empires from membership although they might be subject to bylaws passed by the Senate in response to such hostilities

4) Formal alliances may join the Galactic Senate and vote as a unit (see Voting Rights below)

5) There are no officer positions or heads of authority in the Galactic Senate.

 

Membership Process:

1) Repeat the following declaration to join the Galactic Senate to qualify as an active member:

 

“I hereby wish to enjoy the protections and benefits of the Galactic Senate and promise to honor the Bylaws ratified by the Galactic Senate. I remain a sovereign empire, but will honor any duties imposed upon me by the Senate for as long as I choose to remain a member. I also promise to inspire non-members to the high ideals for which the Galactic Senate stands.”

 

This must be signed with your leader name, empire name and empire number.

 

2) There is no formal process to prevent an empire willing to follow the Bylaws and Charter Requirement, from joining the Galactic Senate.

 

3) Membership commences immediately upon proper publication to an active Galactic Senate thread.

 

Voting Rights:

1) Each active member empire is entitled to one vote on every Galactic Senate proposal

2) Proxy voting through alliance is allowed – however – only votes of active member empires within the alliance will count and each is subject to the voting publication requirement as though they were voting separately.

 

Voting Publication Requirement:

1) Each vote must either be a “yes”,”no” or “abstain.” The default vote for a member empire is “abstain.”

2) Each vote must be accompanied by the full name of the empire, the empire number and ‘signed’ by the leader of the voting member empire.

3) Proxy empires must publicly state and sign the following to allow an alliance leader to vote for them:

 

“I am the leader of the [Empire Name] [Empire Number] and hereby allow [Proxy Empire] to vote for me in all Bylaws"

This declaration must be made in an active Galactic Senate thread and is effective immediately upon proper publication.

 

Bylaw Process:

1) Any active member empire may propose a bylaw

2) Bylaw Proposal should adhere to the Guidelines of Bylaw Proposal but MUST be: a) signed by your leader :python: include your empire name and 3) include your empire number.

3) A bylaw is only subject to vote once a separate active member empire seconds the bylaw (this second must come from a separate PLAYER – a player running multiple positions may not second its own vote)

4) The deadline to second all proposed bylaws for vote is at 11:59 pm MST on the Monday of the week turns are due: all revisions and discussions over the proposed Bylaws must be finalized before this deadline.

5) All votes are due by 11:59 pm MST the Thursday that turns are due.

6) A minimum of five votes (excluding abstain votes) is necessary to create a Bylaw

7) A Bylaw is created if the ‘yes’ votes outnumber the ‘no’ votes (provided the minimum voting requirement is met)

8) New Bylaws are set into law at 12:01am on the Friday that turns are due (which will usually coincide with the same day that turns are received)

 

Removal:

1) An empire may voluntarily leave the Galactic Senate at any time

2) An empire will be subject to removal from the Galactic Senate if they fail to cast any vote (yes, no or abstain) within a three turn cycle period (six weeks) Once eligible for removal, a Bylaw must be proposed, seconded and voted upon like any other Bylaw. This is the only involuntary removal process from the Galactic Senate at this time.

3) Proxy empires are not subject to these Removal requirements unless it is discovered by clear and convincing evidence that they are no longer an active member – in which they are immediately disqualified from Galactic Senate Membership. A separate Bylaw is required to find that the evidence is Clear and Convincing – however, no alliance affiliates to the proxy vote in question may vote upon this unique matter.

 

Amendment

1) These Charter Requirements may be amended through Bylaw, with approval of two thirds of the Galactic Senate that actively cast a vote in the session in which the charter amendment is proposed (ie. exclude default abstention votes) provided that at least 5 members actively vote in such session

 

Guidelines of Bylaw Submission (not mandatory):

1) State the general purpose of the Bylaw and how it will promote the peace and prosperity among member nations

2) Name the Bylaw Using a portion of your Empire Name in the title

3) Publish the Bylaw as a Proposal in a new thread with the precursor: “BYLAW PROPOSAL”

4) Include the deadline for proposal (the Monday turns are due)

5) Signing by leader name, empire name and empire identification number IS mandatory (See Bylaw Process)

 

Examples of Bylaws:

 

BYLAW PROPOSAL: Mandatory System Beacon Placement

 

General Purpose: To promote the establishment of clear boundaries among member empires thereby avoiding possible ensuing hostilities and misunderstanding. A system without a beacon is not considered ‘controlled’ without a system beacon in place. All systems that have system beacons within ten turns of the Bylaw, if ratified, will be recognized as controlled by the empire who placed the system beacon.

 

Deadline for Proposal: June 14, 2004

 

Signed: Admiral Helianthos Eternus IV of the Everlasting Spawn, 1728

 

[This is an example only]

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The following sentient races have given their oath to the Galactic Senate and are enabled with the power to vote in all affairs of the Senate:

 

Admiral Helianthos Eternus IV

The Everlasting Spawn, 1728

 

Clan Eldress Sha'thar

The Gosht Kohr, 2296

 

General Miles Avatar

Zendo Mar Hierarchy, 500

 

Queen Zy'lar'isa

The Nest of Zylaria, 4933

 

Alcorn the Honored One

Sabeli Ecok, Empire 2996

 

Lolthar Darksky

Shadowlords Of Lolth, 4851

 

Queen Mother

The Colony, 2516

 

President Ka-Thon-Ak

Apshai 3343

 

Hannibal

Carthaginian Empire, 82

 

President Logion

The Benthis Collective, 4579

 

Shrubis Maximus

Hegemony of Shrubists 1351

 

Lord Priam

The Kazarian Remnant of Nova Austrasia, 2372

 

Ali-t-akua

The Skyron Confederation 3857

 

President Kasame M'Bete

United Republic of Scanners, 54

 

Honored One Perota

Boo Consulate, 1006

 

Justinian

Roman Empire, 760

 

Galadraconis

Imperium Draconis, 1773

 

Clane Elder Josef Cade

Zeuxis Federation, 3062

 

First Citizen Lai-Lai

The Watchers, 2159

 

First Citizen Tyean Corrella

T'Aleen Empire, 4526

 

King Cunak Cannonfodder

Majestic Star Kingdom, 4292

 

Membership Total: Twenty-One (21)

 

The following Proxies are effective:

 

Senator-President Logion of the Benthis Collective may vote for empires 2372 and 1006.

 

The following Empires have Default Abstention marks against them. A total of three(3) consecutive Default Abstention Marks could result in a proposal for removal from the Galactic Senate (see Charter):

 

500, 3062 [session 2, Session 3, Session 4 and Session 5]

 

1351, 2516 [session 3, Session 4 and Session 5]

 

760, 4933, 2084, 3343, 1773 [session 4 and Session 5]

 

760, 2159, 2296, 4851, 82, 4526 [session 5]

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EFFECTIVE BYLAWS

 

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KRELNETT-ETERNUS "Secretary-Senator" Position

GS BILL 061404-03

 

To further the interest of organization and efficiency, a volunteer-Senator may apply for the position of "Secretary-Senator" to keep track of membership lists and voting results. Duties include keeping a list of membership, organizing threads, posting proposed and seconded bylaws with approporaite deadlines and keeping track of voting results. This position will not preclude other member empires from challenging or double-checking such things, however. The charter still controls the validity of all membership and bylaw procedure; the "Secretary-Senator" simply tallies the results.

 

If passed, all interested Senators may volunteer and we will have a simple majority election for the position if more than one member empire chooses to run for the position. (Please note: Admiral Helianthos Eternus IV does NOT plan on running for this position but won't mind keeping things flowing until we develop a more organized method of doing things )

 

Vote Record

 

YEA: 1728, 82, 4579, 2084, 2296, 3343, 4851, 2516, 2996, 500

NAY: 1290, 4933

ABSTAIN: None

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HANNIBAL Anti-Piracy Bill

GS BILL 061704-2-01

SUPERCEDED BY HANNIBAL-LOGION Anti-Piracy Bill

GS BILL 061704-2-04

 

The Galactic Senate declares piracy as a strictly illegal activity. No empire is allowed to steal or capture property belonging to another empire, unless under a declared state of war. Piracy is not in keeping with the Senate’s stated goals. Any empire found by the Galactic Senate to be engaging in piracy, will be branded as an outlaw empire. All empires, both in and out of the Galactic Senate are free to engage, indeed encouraged to engage, an outlaw empire wherever it is found to exist.

 

Vote Record

 

YEA: 4851, 2996, 4933, 82, 2296, 3343, 54, 1006, 4579, 2372, 1773, 760, 1728, 2159

NAY: 1290, 2084, 3857, 2516

ABSTAIN: None

DEFAULT ABSTAIN: 1351, 500, 3343, 3062

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LOGION Encouragement of Commerce through Standardization

GS BILL 061704-2-03

 

General Purpose: To facilitate and regularize commerce, reduce the risks of trade, foster new economic sectors, and promote Galactic Civilization.

 

Whereas interstellar commerce has lain dormant since the days of the Ancient Ones;

 

Whereas commerce facilitates peace, understanding, and interdependency between races and thereby leads to greater cultural exchange and common flourishing;

 

Whereas standardization of commerce hastens its effects and leads to predictable and transparent trade and the maximization of comparative economic advantages;

 

Whereas standardized commerce will reduce the risks associated with interstellar trade by engendering new mechanisms for risk allocation such as insurance, commercial banking, and the easy calculation of debt resulting from delictual acts or war; and

 

Where as standardization will allow economic scholars to further study the Galactic economy and thereby discover ever greater methods for maximizing efficiency;

 

We, the Galactic Senate, hereby request that the Sentient Being known as Ur-Lord Tedric provide Civilization and this Senate with a comprehensive method for calculating exchange rates of different resources and manufactured goods based upon its posited notion of the Galactic Raw Resource Equivalent or GRRE, so that this body might deliberate its merits with a view toward adopting it as the Official Galactic Standard of Exchange.

 

Vote Record

 

YEA: 4851, 2996, 4933, 82, 3343, 54, 1006, 4579, 2372, 3857, 1773, 760, 2296, 1728, 2159

NAY: 1290, 2516

ABSTAIN: 2084

DEFAULT ABSTAIN: 1351, 500, 3062

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HANNIBAL-LOGION Anti-Piracy Bill

GS BILL 061704-2-04

 

The Galactic Senate declares piracy as a strictly illegal activity. No empire is allowed to steal or capture property belonging to another empire, unless under a declared state of war. Piracy is not in keeping with the Senate’s stated goals. Any empire found by the Galactic Senate to be engaging in piracy, will be branded as an outlaw empire. All empires, both in and out of the Galactic Senate are free to engage, indeed encouraged to engage, an outlaw empire wherever it is found to exist.

 

Piracy is defined as the act of intentionally attacking, raiding, blockading, bombarding, extorting, or plundering of any thing of value, actively run by a real player, without provocation or legitimate justification. Piracy shall not be deemed to include the capturing of legitimate prize during times of just war, nor shall it include the confiscation of contraband or tariffs by customs and revenue authorities provided the collection of same is openly and conspicuously announced beforehand and the territorial scope of such collection is specifically and intelligably defined.

 

The liberation of contraband from a known pirate shall not itself be deemed piracy. Whenever possible, stolen property should be returned to its former owners. The liberator of stolen goods may keep 30% of any liberated goods as a salvage fee.

 

Vote Record

 

YEA: 82, 3343, 2084, 2996, 54, 1006, 4579, 2372, 1773, 4933, 760, 1728, 2159

NAY: 3857, 2516, 4851

ABSTAIN: 2296

DEFAULT ABSTAIN: 1351, 500, 1290, 3062

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HANNIBAL-QUEEN MOTHER Anti-Piracy Bill

GS BILL 061704-2-05

EXTENDED DEFINITION OF PIRACY to the HANNIBAL-LOGION Anti-Piracy Bill

GS BILL 061704-2-04

 

 

The Galactic Senate declares piracy as a strictly illegal activity. No empire is allowed to steal or capture property belonging to another empire, unless under a declared state of war. Piracy is not in keeping with the Senate’s stated goals. Any empire found by the Galactic Senate to be engaging in piracy, will be branded as an outlaw empire. All empires, both in and out of the Galactic Senate are free to engage, indeed encouraged to engage, an outlaw empire wherever it is found to exist.

 

Definition of Piracy: Commiting an act of larceny in the space lanes of senate territory.

 

Vote Record

 

YEA: 3343, 2996, 54, 1006, 4579, 2372, 82, 1773, 4851, 760, 1728, 2159

NAY: 2084, 3857, 2516, , 4933

ABSTAIN:

DEFAULT ABSTAIN: 1351, 500, 1290, 2296, 3062

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LOGION-BOO Member Territory Pact

GS BILL 062404-2-06 [as Amended]

 

General Purpose: To prevent unnecessary death and destruction and inadvertant hostilities regarding borders by creating a Neutral Zone Registry and establishing a system of mutual recognition of sovereign territory and common spacefaring courtesies.

 

Whereas many Sentient races and governments are now reclaiming there place among the stars;

 

Whereas spacefaring powers necessarily come in contact in deep space while exploring and scouting for new territories;

 

Whereas contact is necessary if there is to be a Renaissance in Galactic Civilization;

 

Whereas some races seek not commerece and friendship, but war and plunder;

 

Where as a common first contact protocal and recognized method of establishing borders is necessary to facilitate peaceful commerce and good-neighborliness;

 

We, the Galactic Senate, hereby establish the following system of common border establishment and recognition as well as first contact protocals:

 

1) All Sentients are absolutely sovereign within their homesystems and in all systems up to three conventional jumps out from those Home Systems, provided these are through two-way warp points; and every member of the Galactic Senate agrees to mutually recognize the sovereign territory of every other member.

 

2) In cases where two governments share a border less than three jumps out from their homeworld the two neigbors shall agree to a negotiated border. They are encouraged to pick a reasonabe half-way point and declare it either a co-dominion or neutral space.

 

3) Members mutually agree to publically proclaim which systems lie outside their sovereign borders and to identify to the Galactic Community the rules each race shall employ in granting other races entry into their sovereign territories. This should alert conventional travelers that they are entering sovereign territory whenever they deviate from Galactically recognized neutral zones while avoiding the problem of disclosing all of a members system names, thereby indangering the sovereignty of that member's government. In sovereign systems behind the border members may have their defense forces set to what ever state of readiness they deem appropriate.

 

4) Members are encouraged to recognize the sovereignty of non-members according to these same rules to the extent practicable under the circumstances. All Races are invited to submit to this Senate the lists of those systems they consider neutral. Should diputes arise this Senate shall arbitrate the sovereign claims.

 

5) All systems outside of a sovereign border shall be considered free space and constitute a Neutral Zone and the freedom to travel, explore, and colonize in these open, neutral territories shall be respected.

 

6) All Members shall set their fleets on non-hostile orders while traveling in neutral zones, unless they are officially at war. Members may never generally attack other spacefarers in neutral territory, but instead may attack only declared enemies and their allies. This declaration should be overt and preferably made in this open forum as well as in a PAP order.

 

7) The Secretary of the Senate shall appoint a worthy member to be the keeper of Neutral Zone information. This information should be made public to all so that unnecessary hostilities shall be avoided.

 

8) Should a colony in a neutral zone become so large and prosperous that its population exceeds 1000 and a government wishes to annex the Planet it is on as sovereign territory, then that member (or non-member) shall petition this body for recognition thereof. Recognition shall be granted unless two thirds of the voting members veto this application. If recognition is granted, then that planet may be defended as the soveriegn sees fit.

 

Vote Record

 

YEA: 3857, 54, 4933, 4579, 1006, 2372, 2084, 82, 1773, 760, 2296, 1351, 3343, 1728, 2159

NAY: 2996, 2516

ABSTAIN:

DEFAULT ABSTAIN: 500, 1290, 4851, 3062

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ETERNUS Revision to Charter Amendment Process

GS BILL 062404-2-07

 

The current process to amend the Charter reads as follows:

 

Amendment

1) These Charter Requirements may be amended through Bylaw, with approval of two thirds of the entire Galactic Senate

 

In the interest of clarity and promoting Senate effectiveness, the following revision to the Charter Amendment Process is now effective:

 

Amendment

1) These Charter Requirements may be amended through Bylaw, with approval of two thirds of the Galactic Senate that actively cast a vote in the session in which the charter amendment is proposed (ie. exclude default abstention votes) provided that at least 5 members actively vote in such session

 

Vote Record

 

YEA: 3857, 2996, 2084, 82, 1773, 4933, 760, 2296, 3343, 4579, 1006, 2372, 1728, 2159

NAY: 2516, 4851

ABSTAIN:

DEFAULT ABSTAIN: 1351, 500, 1290, 3062, 54

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SECRETARY-SENATOR Simplification of Piracy-Bill

GS BILL 070204-3-01

 

Whereas three bills were presented on piracy in the Second Session, none of them to be exclusive, the Secretary-Senator proposes to consolidate definitions to present a more precise definition of Piracy.

 

The Hannibal Anti-Piracy Act reads as follows:

 

The Galactic Senate declares piracy as a strictly illegal activity. No empire is allowed to steal or capture property belonging to another empire, unless under a declared state of war. Piracy is not in keeping with the Senate’s stated goals. Any empire found by the Galactic Senate to be engaging in piracy, will be branded as an outlaw empire. All empires, both in and out of the Galactic Senate are free to engage, indeed encouraged to engage, an outlaw empire wherever it is found to exist.

 

The Hannibal-Logion Anti-Piracy Bill reads as follows:

 

The Galactic Senate declares piracy as a strictly illegal activity. No empire is allowed to steal or capture property belonging to another empire, unless under a declared state of war. Piracy is not in keeping with the Senate’s stated goals. Any empire found by the Galactic Senate to be engaging in piracy, will be branded as an outlaw empire. All empires, both in and out of the Galactic Senate are free to engage, indeed encouraged to engage, an outlaw empire wherever it is found to exist.

 

Piracy is defined as the act of intentionally attacking, raiding, blockading, bombarding, extorting, or plundering of any thing of value, actively run by a real player, without provocation or legitimate justification. Piracy shall not be deemed to include the capturing of legitimate prize during times of just war, nor shall it include the confiscation of contraband or tariffs by customs and revenue authorities provided the collection of same is openly and conspicuously announced beforehand and the territorial scope of such collection is specifically and intelligably defined.

 

The liberation of contraband from a known pirate shall not itself be deemed piracy. Whenever possible, stolen property should be returned to its former owners. The liberator of stolen goods may keep 30% of any liberated goods as a salvage fee.

 

The Hannibal-Queen Mother definition reads as follows:

 

The Galactic Senate declares piracy as a strictly illegal activity. No empire is allowed to steal or capture property belonging to another empire, unless under a declared state of war. Piracy is not in keeping with the Senate’s stated goals. Any empire found by the Galactic Senate to be engaging in piracy, will be branded as an outlaw empire. All empires, both in and out of the Galactic Senate are free to engage, indeed encouraged to engage, an outlaw empire wherever it is found to exist.

 

Definition of Piracy:  Commiting an act of larceny in the space lanes of senate territory.

 

Whereby it be in the best interests of public disclosure to combine all three Bylaws into one, in no way changing the original spirit and intent of the three Bylaws concerning the acts of Piracy, this Bylaw will amend the three into one, namely:

 

The HANNIBAL-LOGION-QUEEN MOTHER Anti-Piracy Act

Combined through subsequent Bylaw

 

The Galactic Senate declares piracy as a strictly illegal activity. No empire is allowed to steal or capture property belonging to another empire, unless under a declared state of war. Piracy is not in keeping with the Senate’s stated goals. Any empire found by the Galactic Senate to be engaging in piracy, will be branded as an outlaw empire. All empires, both in and out of the Galactic Senate are free to engage, indeed encouraged to engage, an outlaw empire wherever it is found to exist.

 

Piracy is defined as the act of intentionally attacking, raiding, blockading, bombarding, extorting, or plundering of any thing of value, actively run by a real player, without provocation or legitimate justification. Piracy shall not be deemed to include the capturing of legitimate prize during times of just war, nor shall it include the confiscation of contraband or tariffs by customs and revenue authorities provided the collection of same is openly and conspicuously announced beforehand and the territorial scope of such collection is specifically and intelligably defined.  Additionally, piracy also includes the commission of any act of larceny in the space lanes of senate territory.

 

The liberation of contraband from a known pirate shall not itself be deemed piracy. Whenever possible, stolen property should be returned to its former owners. The liberator of stolen goods may keep 30% of any liberated goods as a salvage fee.

 

Vote Record

 

YEA: 1728, 760, 1006, 4579, 2372, 82, 4933, 2084, 3343, 54, 3857, 2996, 1773, 2159

NAY: 4851

ABSTAIN:

DEFAULT ABSTAIN: 1351, 500, 1290, 3062, 2516, 2296

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LOGION - NEUTRAL SYSTEM REGISTRY AND PRIVACY ACT

GS BILL 070904-3-02

 

A Bill to facilitate and encourage the dedication of Neutral Zone Systems by allowing for a centralized system of promulgation.

 

Whereas Act 2:06 as amended has been passed overwhemingly by the Galactic Senate;

 

Whereas Senators have already begun to publically proclaim systems which are dedicated to public use as neutral zone systems; and

 

Whereas pirates and brigands have caused a chill on further dedication because of their basesless threats of violence;

 

The Galactic Senate hereby reiterates its member's collective commitment to the Neutral Zone regime and the cultivation of intersteller commerce and goodwill.

 

Be it enacted, therefore, that a centralized system for the promulgation of neutral zone systems be created and that a worthy member of the Senate be appointed to collect from members those systems which they intend to voluntarily disclose for public use.

 

Any member of the Senate may provided the Promulgater of Neutral Zone Systems with a list off all systems not claimed as sovereign for inclusion in the list of Neutral Zone Systems. Non-members may also provide the Promulgator with similar lists, but must confirm the existence of the systems by also providing the Promulgator with whatever proof the Promulgator deems necessary and sufficient to guarantee the actual existence of the system. Once collected the Promulgator shall make a weekly or bi-weekly post listing all neutral zone systems so dedicated and declaring them free and open to all Spacefareing Sentients. Care shall be taken to order these Neutral Zone Sytems in a coherent fashion and in a manner that will not hint at the identity of the member or non-member that dedicated the system.

 

It shall be an offence against the Senate for the Promulgator to disclose the identity of any member or non-member dedicating neutral zone systems. Only the system names themselves shall be promulgated and all other information must be held in the strictist confidence. It shall also be an offense for any member or non-member to knowingly present to the Promulgator a fraudulent or otherwise made-up system name. It will be the duty of the dedicating member or non-member to insure the correct spelling of system names. Should an error be discovered in the promulgated list of Neutral Zone Systems the provider should promptly contact the Promulgator and have the error corrected.

 

Any claims to sovereignty over any world or system located within the Neutral Zone shall be presented to the Promulgator who shall then present the claim to Galactic Senate on behalf of the claimant along with any evidence provided in support of that claim in the form of a Bill. This will preserve the privacy of the claimant. The Galactic Senate will then vote on the merits of the claim. If the Senate approves the application then that world or system shall be publically declared sovereign and not a free and open system by the Promulgator.

 

Vote Record

 

YEA: 1728, 3857, 1773, 82, 760

NAY: 2159

ABSTAIN: 4851, 2996, 2296

DEFAULT ABSTAIN: 1351, 500, 1290, 3062, 2516, 1006, 4579, 2372, 4933, 2084, 3343, 54

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ALCORN-ETERNUS INCIDENT INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE BYLAW

GS BILL 072604-4-01

 

 

Once any incident between two or more empires, where at least one of the empires involved is a member of the Galactic Senate, is brought to the attention of the Galactic Senate by an empire involved in the incident, an Investigation Committee (hereinafter 'Committee') of three Senators shall be appointed to investigate the incident.

 

The Committee shall investigate the incident in question and review all material/documentation/etc. provided to determine if any action should be taken by the Galactic Senate. The Committee members are authorized to initiate their own investigation and requests for information.

 

All Galactic Senators shall comply with any and all reasonable requests of the Committee. The Committee shall submit a recommendation to the full Galactic Senate, which shall be voted upon by the Galactic Senate if the Committee is recommending that action be taken.

 

All votes of the Galactic Senate require two-thirds approval of all Galactic Senators, with an Abstain vote counting as a non-vote.

 

The recommendation of the Committee needs to be the unanimous opinion of the Committee before being submitted to the full Senate. Should the Committee make a finding that no action need be taken, or that the Galactic Senator(s) involved are blameless then that report should be made to the Senate and no vote will be required.

 

-Selection of the three Committee members: The first Investigation Committee shall consist of the first three empires that joined the Galactic Senate. Thereafter, each Committee member shall appoint another Galactic Senator for the next Investigation Committee. This shall be done at the close of their report to the Galactic Senate, or upon the beginning of a new investigation, whichever comes first.

 

No Galactic Senator shall serve on a second committee until all Galactic Senators have served or are serving on a committee. The same shall apply to each subsequent 'round' of appointments.

 

No senator shall be allow to serve on a committee in which that Senator's empire is involved, should this occur, that Senator shall be removed and the remaining two Senators on the Committee shall appoint his replacement.

 

 

Vote Record

 

YEA: 54, 3857, 2996, 4526, 2296

NAY: 1728, 4851, 82

ABSTAIN:

SUBJECT TO DEFAULT ABSTAIN VOTE: 1351, 500, 1290, 3062, 2516, 760, 1006, 4579, 2372, 4933, 2084, 3343, 1773, 2159

 

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ALI-T INVESTIGATION REVIEW PANEL

GS BILL 072704-5-01

 

 

After three incidents have been investigated by Senate Committees, those committees review in this forum what they thought worked and did not work so as to improve the procedure for investigating allegations against members of the Senate.

 

Vote Record

 

YEA: 1728, 2996, 54, 3857, 1006, 4579, 4292

NAY:

ABSTAIN: 2372

SUBJECT TO DEFAULT ABSTAIN VOTE: 1351, 500, 1290, 3062, 2516, 760, 4933, 2084, 3343, 1773, 2159, 2296, 4851, 82, 4526

 

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What has happened with the senate? where are all the noble senators that once would shine in the darkest corners of the universe?

I hope the senate will be rejuvenated!

 

:cheers:

 

Locklyn

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Yes I remember the Senate and the final email from Eternus saying that my claim of Valkor violations were not Senate presentable because the player was not a member of the Senate (or so was told to Eternus in an email).

 

Now scrolling down the list I see the Romans are part of the Senate and they are played by Valkor...hmmmm methinks Eternus was misled. But that was back in the days when the game was fun.

 

Of better interest are those who are still part of the game....getting smaller.

 

 

Admiral Helianthos Eternus IV

The Everlasting Spawn, 1728

 

Clan Eldress Sha'thar

The Gosht Kohr, 2296

 

General Miles Avatar

Zendo Mar Hierarchy, 500

 

Queen Zy'lar'isa

The Nest of Zylaria, 4933

 

Alcorn the Honored One

Sabeli Ecok, Empire 2996

 

Lolthar Darksky

Shadowlords Of Lolth, 4851

 

Queen Mother

The Colony, 2516

 

President Ka-Thon-Ak

Apshai 3343

 

Hannibal

Carthaginian Empire, 82

 

President Logion

The Benthis Collective, 4579

 

Shrubis Maximus

Hegemony of Shrubists 1351

 

Lord Priam

The Kazarian Remnant of Nova Austrasia, 2372

 

Ali-t-akua

The Skyron Confederation 3857

 

President Kasame M'Bete

United Republic of Scanners, 54

 

Honored One Perota

Boo Consulate, 1006

 

Justinian

Roman Empire, 760

 

Galadraconis

Imperium Draconis, 1773

 

Clane Elder Josef Cade

Zeuxis Federation, 3062

 

First Citizen Lai-Lai

The Watchers, 2159

 

First Citizen Tyean Corrella

T'Aleen Empire, 4526

 

King Cunak Cannonfodder

Majestic Star Kingdom, 4292

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I am still here and still posting. Some are still here but have stopped posting much if at all.

 

And we are still here as well. We hope that time and technological advances will bring members of the senate together.

 

In the meantime, the Hunting Sisters of the Gosht Kohr honor the spirit of the Galactic Senate in our interactions with those empires within the range of space flight to us. We've had good relations, in turn.

 

Perhaps in this way the Galactic Senate's legacy will be spread throughout the stars?

 

-Sha'thar

Clan Eldress

The Gosht Kohr

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MadMartinB Posted Yesterday, 09:29 PM

Yes I remember the Senate and the final email from Eternus saying that my claim of Valkor violations were not Senate presentable because the player was not a member of the Senate (or so was told to Eternus in an email).

 

Now scrolling down the list I see the Romans are part of the Senate and they are played by Valkor...hmmmm methinks Eternus was misled. But that was back in the days when the game was fun.

 

Of better interest are those who are still part of the game....getting smaller.

Yes! That's it, MMB! Find that old spirit...think not of toddling off at the first sight of setback. You CAN force your views on everyone...focus your power and you WILL succeed. But if you're gonna just leave after that salvo...well, it's confirmational anyway. :angry2:
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Oh...we'd be remiss to not refute the utter nonsense posted above about Romans being "played" by the Valkor government. Such talk is preposterous as our two allied governments each have our own heads of state, our own governments, our own fleets, our own cultures I dare say. :angry2: Let us hear no more talk of another empire controlling our cherised Roman lands and space. But make no mistake that Rome and Valkor ARE allied in the current war detailed elsewhere among these many threads. Our people still remember the night that our skies glowed fiercely with battle. The war goes on.

 

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We are looking forward to it. We will keep a light on for you.

That is kind of you, but since he's a dark elf, the light would probably hurt his eyes. :cheers:

OH, that's why you're leaving the light on...... :angry::cheers:

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