EternusIV Posted June 22, 2004 Report Share Posted June 22, 2004 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 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] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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