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Motion to Split the House of Parliament
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Dakoda 1st Lord Arlington Offline
Most Honorable Privy Councillor

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Motion to Split the House of Parliament
Be it resolved by The Emperor's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Temporal in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1. The House of Parliament shall be split in two separate houses, the House of Lords and the House of Commons

2. Any peer shall have the automatic appointment to (and the right to vote) in the House of Lords

3. Any citizen that is elected in any general election shall have the right to vote

4. The House of Lords shall be headed by the Lord Chancellor and the House of Commons shall be headed by the High Speaker
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This is due to the uprising of wanting rights from the untitled citizens of Kirkland and to keep the peace of Kirkland in any way possible

I call for an open vote

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21-09-2011 04:58 PM
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Emperor_Brayden Offline
His Majesty the Emperor
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RE: Motion to Split the House of Parliament
Mr. Speaker,

I will second the open vote.
Also, this will have to take the new form of a Constitutional Amendment, since this is proposing a change to our fundamental form of government. This will require a 3/4 majority to pass.

I propose an amendment to this proposal.
Add to the current proposal the following:
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  • Section 5: The Lord Chancellor and the High Speaker of the House of Commons shall be selected by and from amongst the members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons, respectively. A simple majority of the Members present in each House shall be sufficient to elect these officers. Upon selection the two officers must be approved by the Sovereign before ascending to their respective positions.
  • Section 6: Article 2, Sections 3 and 5; Article 7, Sections 1 and 2; and Article 15, Section 2 of the Constitution shall be repealed.
  • Section 7: All, both citizens and nobles, shall be permitted to vote in Parliamentary elections.
  • Section 8: The right of a citizen to run for office in the House of Commons shall not be abridged.
  • Section 9: An individual who is a member of one House of Parliament shall not be permitted to be seated as a member of the other House of Parliament.
  • Section 10: Approval of a plurality of both Houses shall be required for a bill to become recognised as an Act of Parliament. Acts must still be approved by the Sovereign to become binding law of the realm.
  • Section 11: Any regular bill may be initially presented in either House of Parliament.
  • Section 12: The House of Commons shall not be granted the right to suggest individuals for the Privy Council. That right shall be reserved for the House of Lords.
  • Section 13: Only the House of Commons may draft budget proposals. However, budget proposals must be approved of by the House of Lords.
  • Section 14: Only the House in which a bill originates shall have the right to add amendments to a bill. The other House may simply approve or deny the proposal passed by the other House.
  • Section 15: Each House shall be permitted to form its own set of rules, procedures, and etiquette without requiring approval from the Sovereign or the other House of Parliament.
  • Section 16: To amend the Constitution will require a 3/4 majority in both Houses of Parliament, approval of the Sovereign, and support of a plurality of the voting population of Kirkland.

Support original and Support Amendment
22-09-2011 12:16 PM
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THenderson Offline
Lord Chancellor

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RE: Motion to Split the House of Parliament
Support both
22-09-2011 12:21 PM
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StephenL Offline
Prime Minister

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RE: Motion to Split the House of Parliament
Support Both
22-09-2011 12:34 PM
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LeeKnopf Offline
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Post: #5
RE: Motion to Split the House of Parliament
support both
22-09-2011 12:39 PM
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RDrown Offline
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RE: Motion to Split the House of Parliament
Mr. Speaker,

I support both the original and the amendment.
22-09-2011 12:48 PM
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Schmitty Offline
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RE: Motion to Split the House of Parliament
i support both
22-09-2011 12:52 PM
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Emperor_Brayden Offline
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RE: Motion to Split the House of Parliament
A majority of the Parliament having supported the amendment the amendment is incorporated into the original bill. The bill, having received the necessary three-fourths majority of Parliament for a Constitution Amendment, passes. The Motion to Split the House of Parliament is adopted.

Final Vote: (for incorporating amendment) 6 yes, 0 no, 2 abstain; (for passage of the proposal as a whole) 7 yes, 0 no, 1 abstain

By the power vested in me by God and the Constitution I sign this amendment into law.

Since all the nobles are currently Members of Parliament, and Parliament having passed this amendment without objection, the amendment will be immediately incorporated into the Constitution.
22-09-2011 01:02 PM
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