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Free Press Act
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Yatesman Offline
Premier of the DPRoK

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Post: #1
Free Press Act
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 right to a free press shall be guaranteed.
  2. Individuals shall be permitted to start their own news organizations.
  3. News organizations shall be protected from prosecution for the presentation of factual stories, articles.
  4. News organizations that are not explicitly under the control of the Government may not be censored or in any way coerced to:
    1. Report in such a way as the Government dictates
    2. Exclude certain stories or facts
    3. Report on stories that are false or contain errors in facts
    4. Omit certain facts from stories or articles
    5. Not allow an opinion story or article written by an editor or journalist so long as the story or article is explicitly stated to be the opinion of the editor or journalist

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I request and open vote. Request granted.

I vote Yes

All the votes having been cast in favor of the bill the bill passes the House of Commons.

Final vote (House of Commons): 1 yes, 0 no, 0 abstain
28-09-2011 01:33 PM
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Emperor_Brayden Offline
His Majesty the Emperor
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Joined: Sep 2011
Post: #2
RE: Free Press Act
This bill has been received in the House of Lords from the House of Commons. The bill may not be altered or amended by this House, as stated in the Constitution of Kirkland. The vote on this bill shall take place as an automated poll.
28-09-2011 01:36 PM
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Dakoda 1st Lord Arlington Offline
Most Honorable Privy Councillor

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Joined: Sep 2011
Post: #3
RE: Free Press Act
I would like to alter article 4 I believe that the news organisations should be monitored and any sedition against the government should be dismissed and the news company that stated it be shut down
28-09-2011 03:05 PM
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THenderson Offline
Lord Chancellor

Posts: 15
Joined: Sep 2011
Post: #4
RE: Free Press Act
The motion to amend is not permitted. According Section 14 of the 1st Amendment only the House in which the bill originates is allowed to amend bills. Since this bill originated in the House of Commons the motion to amend this bill is denied.

A majority of the votes having been cast in the affirmative this bill passes. The Free Press Act is adopted.

Final vote (House of Lords): 5 yes, 1 no, 2 abstain
29-09-2011 12:53 PM
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Emperor_Brayden Offline
His Majesty the Emperor
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Post: #5
RE: Free Press Act
The bill, having passed both Houses of Parliament, requires approval of the Sovereign to become binding law. By the power vested in me by God and the Constitution I sign this bill into law.

Final Votes:
  • House of Commons: 1 yes, 0 no, 0 abstain
  • House of Lords: 5 yes, 1 no, 2 abstain
29-09-2011 12:58 PM
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