#CONST015Stage 7

Legislation Act 2019

Sponsor: BoT Introduced: 30/JUN/2019

Committee: N/A

Legislation Act 2019

#CONST015 #15

An Act to establish the Legislative Process.

[30/JUN/2019]

This act will take effect upon the ratification of the Constitution.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Habbo White House in Congress assembled,

Part 1: Status of Law

  1. Status
    1. The highest status of law is the Constitution
    2. The second highest status of law is primary legislation
      1. [F(740) Secondary Legislation may amend and/or override primary legislation if the primary contains the "enacting provision" which grants the statutory power to amend the primary
        1. No individual shall be face detriment, fired, demoted, or be striked for exercising their statutory right to issue secondary legislation F(740)]
    3. The third highest status of law is secondary legislation F35
    4. The fourth highest status of law is common law, as determined by the Court F36
    5. The fifth highest status of law is interpretations/determinations by permitted ranks, not including common law
    6. In any case where there is a conflict, the higher status of law shall override all others
  2. Validity
    1. All pieces of legislation and law made after the moment of the ratification of the Constitution are legal and statute law
  3. [P65 Ex-Post Facto Law
    1. No status of law listed under this Part shall apply retroactively, or may have retroactive effect, meaning that they shall only apply or take effect from the moment they have been enacted as statute law in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
    2. In the instance of any ambiguity pertaining to primary and secondary legislation, Ex-Post Facto laws shall be deemed as such by the Supreme Court via interpretation request. P65]
  4. [F(734A) Legislative Jurisdiction
    1. All laws shall only extend to the following:
      1. Habbo.com;
      2. The White House website as defined by the Digital Act 2019; and
      3. Official White House documents
    2. Legislative Jurisdiction shall not apply for the following instances:
      1. Where an Ethics Board has been used to prove that a crime, related to the White House, has been committed;
      2. When a crime under the One Punishment Crime class has been committed and where punishment for such crimes have been issued.
    3. Any amendment to this section shall go through a referendum before commencing.
      1. If the amendment fails in the referendum, the amendment shall be immediately repealed, and not commence. F(734A)]

F35 (Amendment) - P1, S2(2) of Congress Reform Act 2019

F36 (Amendment) - P1, S2(3) of Congress Reform Act 2019

P65 (Addition) - S1(1) of Legislation (Ex Post Facto) Order 2020

F(734A) (Addition) - S1(1) of Legislative Jurisdiction Act 2020

F(740) (Addition) - P1, S1(1) of Legislation (SI Provision) Act 2020

[F37 Part 2: Process of Legislation

  1. [P121 All primary legislation shall be split into the following stages:
    1. Stage 1 - The legislation has been introduced to the Congress;
    2. Stage 2 - The legislation has been marked up and reported for general debate;
    3. Stage 2B - The legislation has been tabled by a committee via majority vote;
    4. Stage 3 - The legislation is eligible for voting;
    5. Stage 4 - The legislation has been reported for general voting and is being voted upon;
    6. Stage 5 - The legislation has been enrolled by the Congress via majority vote;
    7. Stage 5F - The legislation has failed the Congress via majority vote;
    8. Stage 6 - The legislation has been signed by the President;
    9. Stage 6V - The legislation has been vetoed by the President, and is not law;
    10. Stage 7 - The legislation has passed a Judicial Review;
    11. Stage 7F - The legislation has failed a Judicial Review, and is not law;
    12. Stage G - The legislation has been sent to the graveyard;
    13. Stage R - The legislation has been repealed. P121]
  2. Rules
    1. All legislation shall be submitted on the website.
    2. All legislation in stage 1 shall be subject to committee deliberation in accordance with the provisions of Part 12 of this Act; P122
    3. All legislation in Stage 2, 3, and 4 may be subject to general debate in accordance with the Congressional Standing Orders; P123
      1. Stage 4 bills being debated shall be exempt from graveyard provisions F116
    4. All legislation in Stage 4 shall be voted upon by members of Congress only, except in cases where the Vice President is casting a tie-breaking vote. F37]
       

F37 (Amendment) - P1, S2(4) of Congress Reform Act 2019

P121 (Amendment) - S1(1) of Legislation (Legislative Process Correction) Order 2020

P122 (Amendment) - S1(2) of Legislation (Legislative Process Correction) Order 2020

P123 (Amendment) - S1(3) of Legislation (Legislative Process Correction) Order 2020

F116 (Addition) - S1(7) of Legislation (Bill Advancement) Act 2020

Part 3: Voting F38

  1. [F118 The President Pro Tempore and the Speaker of the House shall put a minimum of three (3) or more bills at [P124 - Stage 3] up for vote
    1. This may be excused if there are fewer than three (3) bills in Stage 3 P124 F118]
  2. The PPT and SoTH may hold a bill from going to Stage 4 for one of the following reasons; F39 P60
    1. The bill meets any of the requirements for graveyard in Part 11 of this act
    2. ... P32
    3. ... P66
    4. There are already six (6) or more bills up for voting P87 F117
  3. The PPT and SoTH may hold legislation from voting a maximum of three times P4 F39 P60
  4. [F107 Only current members of Congress may vote on Stage 4 legislation
    1. Any person who is dismissed, resigns, transfers from or leaves Congress during the week shall have any votes cast by them removed by the NARA and not counted F107]

F38 (Amendment) - P1, S2(5) of Congress Reform Act 2019

F118 (Amendment) - S1(9) of Legislation (Bill Advancement) Act 2020

P124 (Amendment) - S1(4) of Legislation (Legislative Process Correction) Order 2020

F39 (Amendment) - P1, S2(6) of Congress Reform Act 2019

P60 (Amendment) - S1(3) of Legislation (Debate and Voting Authority) Order 2019

P32 (Removal) - S1(1) of Legislation (Voting Admin. Adjustment) Order 2019

P66 (Removal) - S1(1) of Legislation (Misc Provisions) Order 2020

P87 (Addition) - S1(2) of Legislation (Minor Adjustment) Order 2020

F117 (Amendment) - S1(8) of Legislation (Bill Advancement) Act 2020

P4 (Amendment) - S1(3)(1) of Legislation (Various Adjustments) Order 2019

F107 (Addition) - S1(1) of Legislation (Midweek Departure) Act 2020

[F93 Part 4: Correction Slips

  1. The Director of National Archives shall be the sole authority with the ability to issue a correction slip.
  2. A correction slip can be issued for the following:
    1. Correcting a spelling/typographical or grammatical error,
    2. Adjusting where an amendment is applied when an error in referencing occured due to unapplied amendments,
    3. Anything else as deemed appropriate by the National Archives and Records Administration a case-by-case basis.
      1. Congress may overturn correction slips that fall under this subsection via resolution, the resolution shall require an affirmative 51% majority vote to be passed.
    4. [P119 Removing amendments where such amendment:
      1. Does not affect the existing law;
      2. No longer makes sense in the context in which it was written. P119]
  3. The National Archives and Records Administration shall establish a register of correction slips issued under this Part.
    1. The Register must include the following:
      1. The Correction Slip ID (CSID),
      2. The Statute the correction was applied to,
      3. The correction applied,
      4. A reason for the correction,
        1. Reasons for correction slips issued under P4, S2(3) of this Act must clearly explain why the correction slip was issued. P120
      5. The date the correction was applied. F93]

F93 (Addition) - S1(1) of Legislation (Correction Slips) Act 2020

P119 (Addition) - S1(1) of Legislation (Correction Slip Revisions) Order 2020

P120 (Amendment) - S1(2) of Legislation (Correction Slip Revisions) Order 2020

Part 5: Proclamation of Legislation

  1. The President shall be the only person to proclaim legislation F41
  2. The President shall sign or veto legislation which is at Stage 5
  3. The President has ten days to sign or veto a bill, and if time expires, the bill shall enter Stage 6 as if the President proclaimed it
  4. The President must notify the OoPE of all bills signed as well as the effective changes the signed bills make, which shall then be published as an article by the OoC P6 P29 F73
  5. If the President chooses to veto a bill, they shall send the bill back to Congress along with a written explanation outlining their objections, after which the Congress may choose to override the veto. F42

F41 (Removal) - P1, S2(8) of Congress Reform Act 2019

P6 (Amendment) - S1(5)(1) of Legislation (Various Adjustments) Order 2019

P29 (Removal) - S1(1) of Legislation (fixes and committee assignments) Order 2019

F73 (Amendment) - S1(1) of Legislation (Amendment 3) Act 2020

F42 (Addition) - P1, S2(9) of Congress Reform Act 2019

Part 6: Veto Override

  1. The Senate may override a Presidential veto via a resolution
    1. Any member of the Senate may request the PPT to create a resolution for the veto override
    2. The override resolution must be supported in writing by at least five (5) other verified Senators P63
    3. The override resolution must be passed by at least an 80% affirmative majority of all votes cast, excluding abstentions. F132
    4. If successful, the legislation shall enter Stage 6 as if the President proclaimed it

P63 (Amendment) - S1(1) of Legislation (Streamlining) Order 2020

F132 (Amendment) - P2, S1(1) of Legislation (Threshold Clarification) Act 2020

Part 7: Judicial Reviews

  1. Primary Legislation
    1. The Supreme Court shall review all Stage 6 legislation for incompatibilities with existing law or the Constitution
    2. The Supreme Court has up to seven days from the date of entering Stage 6 to review primary legislation, and if time expires, the bill shall enter Stage 7 as if passing a Judicial Review
    3. The Supreme Court may not review any legislation which is any stage other than Stage 6, except in the case of an appeal
    4. A failed review may be appealed by anyone, but may only be appealed once, during which the Supreme Court shall review the bill in question again, their decision being final F74
    5. If the Supreme Court sends a bill to Stage 7F, they must include a reason why, as well as the number of votes for each determination and it must be sent directly to Congress F104
       
  2. Secondary Legislation
    1. The Supreme Court may review all secondary legislation
    2. The Supreme Court has up to seven days from the date of publication to review secondary legislation
    3. The Supreme Court may only review secondary legislation to declare it invalid of parent, which may not be appealed
    4. “Invalid of parent” meaning the legislation violates any current law, or goes beyond the powers set out in the primary legislation which granted the power to submit the secondary legislation
       
  3. Provisions
    1. The Supreme Court may not fail a piece of legislation which does not conflict with existing law or is not invalid of parent
    2. The Justice leading the judicial review may be liable for breaking this section F106
    3. It shall be a class B crime for any individual other than Supreme Court Justices to be involved in Judicial Reviews. F85
      1. This shall not apply in instances of bill review appeals in which a court brief has been accepted and relayed to the court by the Department of Justice in accordance with the Prosecution Act 2019. P(839)
         
  4. [F62 Transparency
    1. The Court shall, in each review, provide how each Justice voted and, clearly stated in the review, each Justice's reason for voting that way F105 F62]

F74 (Amendment) - S1(1) of Legislation (Bill Review Appeal Adjustments) Act 2020

F104 (Amendment) - S1(2) of Legislation (Judicial Review Transparency) Act 2020

F106 (Amendment) - S1(4) of Legislation (Judicial Review Transparency) Act 2020

F85 (Addition) - P1, S1(1) of Legislation (Judicial Review Accountability 2) Act 2020

F62 (Addition) - S1(1) of Legislation (Judicial Review Transparency) Act 2020

F105 (Amendment) - S1(3) of Legislation (Judicial Review Transparency) Act 2020

P(839) (Addition) - S1(1) of Legislation (Court Brief Fix) Order 2020

Part 8: Repeal of Secondary

  1. [P7 The Senate may repeal a piece of secondary legislation via primary legislation or a nullification resolution.
    1. Any Senator may request a nullification resolution to be submitted by the President Pro Tempore.
    2. The nullification resolution must be supported by at least five (5) other verified members of Congress and must contain a detailed explanation as to why the order is being annulled. F43
    3. The override resolution must be passed by at least an 80% affirmative majority of all votes cast, excluding abstentions. F132
    4. If successful, the secondary legislation shall be repealed.
    5. The Senate may only repeal one (1) piece of secondary legislation per nullification resolution.
    6. A piece of secondary legislation shall be repealed by primary legislation upon reaching stage 6. (But the nullification shall become void if the primary legislation is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.) P7]
    7. No order nullification resolution may be posted until a detailed explanation is provided. F44
  2. A position which may amend an act via secondary legislation may also repeal any secondary legislation made under the same power to amend
  3. The Supreme Court may via unanimous vote overturn an order nullification conducted through resolution, but must provide a detailed explanation for doing so. F75

P7 (Amendment) - S1(6) of Legislation (Various Adjustments) Order 2019

F43 (Amendment) - P1, S2(10) of Congress Reform Act 2019

F132 (Amendment) - P2, S1(1) of Legislation (Threshold Clarification) Act 2020

F44 (Addition) - P1, S2(11) of Congress Reform Act 2019

F75 (Amendment) - S1(3) of Legislation (Amendment 3) Act 2020

Part 9: Hidden Voting

  1. Any resolution or bill shall have its voting record hidden during the duration of the vote, and the only member allowed to see the voting record is the Sponsor. F(763)

F(763) (Amendment) - P1, S1(1) of Legislation (Amendment 1) Act 2020

Part 10: Legislative Orphanage

  1. Any legislative orphan shall be repealed from law and put into Stage R once found by the NARA
  2. Legislative Orphan shall be defined as;
    1. A piece of legislation which has the sole purpose of amending one or more acts which are no longer statute law
    2. A piece of legislation which has had all amendments entirely overridden by another act
    3. A piece of secondary legislation which has been ordered, and the legislation which gave it the power to be ordered has been repealed
       

Part 11: Legislative Graveyard

  1. Establishment
    1. Stage G shall be a publicly viewable list of bills, called the graveyard, which fails to meet the common standards of legislation
    2. [P80 The PPT shall send a bill to the graveyard if it meets one or more of the following requirements:
      1. The bill sponsor requests that the bill be graveyard
      2. The bill does not have a summary, preamble, legislative body, is in the wrong committee or does not request the necessary responses F95
      3. The bill does not follow the Common Frameworks
      4. The bill amends or repeals an act or order which does not exist
      5. The bill contains constitutional errors and/or violates the Constitution P80]
      6. [F96 The bill has failed three (3) debates;
        1. Tied debates shall not count towards this requirement.
        2. If the bill is restored, three (3) new failed debates are required to graveyard it.
      7. The bill was submitted as a joke, threat or is deemed inappropriate by the PPT. F96]
    3. If questioned, the PPT shall provide a valid reason for sending the bill to the graveyard F47
    4. [P81 Before sending a bill to the graveyard, the PPT shall send a site message to the bill sponsor informing them of the errors of the bill and which graveyard requirement(s) it has met.
      1. From the time the site message was sent, the sponsor shall have 48 hours to make the necessary correction(s); if the sponsor is on Leave of Absence, the 48 hours shall start the day they return.
      2. This subsection does not apply if the bill sponsor is no longer a member the Legislative Branch.
      3. This subsection does not apply if the bill sponsor requests the bill to be graveyard. P81]
      4. [F97 This subsection shall not apply if the bill is graveyarded due to the debate requirement;
        1. If the bill sponsor is still employed at the White House, they shall be notified through a site message F97]
    5. This part shall also apply to Government bills P82
       
  2. ... F98
     
  3. Restoration
    1. The PPT may restore a bill from the graveyard F47
    2. Any member of Congress may request the PPT to create a resolution for the restoration of the bill with the following information; F99
      1. The bill title
      2. Committee voting records, if any
      3. Debate voting records, if any
      4. Author testimony
        1. Author testimony shall not be required if the author of the bill is no longer employed at the White House. F100
      5. PPT testimony F47
    3. If the resolution is majority YEA, the bill shall be restored, if NAY, it shall remain in the graveyard and may not have another restoration resolution P84

P80 (Amendment) - S1(1) of Legislation (Graveyard Reform) Order 2020

F95 (Amendment) - S1(1) of Legislation (Graveyard Reform) Act 2020

F96 (Addition) - S1(2) of Legislation (Graveyard Reform) Act 2020

F47 (Amendment) - P1, S2(13) of Congress Reform Act 2019

P81 (Amendment) - S1(2) of Legislation (Graveyard Reform) Order 2020

F97 (Addition) - S1(3) of Legislation (Graveyard Reform) Act 2020

P82 (Addition) - S1(3) of Legislation (Graveyard Reform) Order 2020

F98 (Removal) - S1(4) of Legislation (Graveyard Reform) Act 2020

F99 (Amendment) - S1(5) of Legislation (Graveyard Reform) Act 2020

F100 (Addition) - S1(6) of Legislation (Graveyard Reform) Act 2020

P84 (Amendment) - S1(6) of Legislation (Graveyard Reform) Order 2020

[F48 Part 12: Committees and Rules

  1. Establishment
    1. There shall be four (4) standing Joint Committees of Congress:
      1. The Joint Committee on Government and Oversight;
      2. The Joint Committee on the Judiciary;
      3. The Joint Committee on Ways and Means;
      4. The Joint Committee on Defense and Foreign Relations;
    2. Each standing committee shall specialize in affairs indicated by portfolios maintained by the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore, and in any dispute about committee jurisdiction, the SoTH and PPT shall make the ruling;
    3. Select committees for specific purposes may be established by the Speaker of the House via resolution.
      1. Select committees shall be subject to different regulations as set out within the resolution. P64
      2. [F71 Select committees shall only exist for a maximum of 30 days, following the 30 days the committee shall be dissolved;
        1. The Commitee shall be allowed to seek one (1) extension lasting the maximum of 30 days, which must be approved by the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore.
        2. The Congress, via resolution, may dissolve the Committee at any time within the 30-day period or 30-day extended period.
      3. The chairperson of select committees shall be allowed to issue five (5) subpoenas;
        1. Any subpoena issued after the initial five (5) subpoenas must be approved by the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore. F71]
    4. Each committee shall be presided over by a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson appointed by the President Pro Tempore or Speaker of the House; P128
      1. Each committee shall contain a maximum of 15 members of the Legislative Branch. P72
      2. Members may be part of at maximum two (2) committees, but if they hold either a Chairperson or Vice Chairperson position in one committee, they can only be a member in the other.
        1. This does not apply to positions and memberships in Select Committees as set out by subsection 3 of this Section. F(742)
    5. [P129 The SoTH or PPT (herein known as “the Legislative Authority”) may choose to assume temporary committee leadership responsibilities of another committee.
      1. If the Legislative Authority is already serving in a committee leadership role prior to assuming temporary leadership of another committee, P12, S1(4)(2) shall not apply;
      2. The Legislative Authority shall only assume responsibilities as granted under this Part, if a current committee leadership is unable to perform their duties as designed by P12, S2 P129]

  2. Deliberation and debate
    1. Each piece of legislation introduced to the Congress shall be assigned to the appropriate committee, and shall be subject to a committee meeting within the first seven (7) days of the bill’s submission F110
      1. ... F111
    2. During deliberations, committees may discuss legislation and hold legislative hearings.
    3. At the end of each deliberation, the assigned committee may submit a report containing conclusions, recommendations and any additional opinions on each discussed piece of legislation; P67
      1. The report shall be available for public viewing.
      2. [F112 All deliberations shall last a maximum of seven (7) days P127
      3. All deliberations may conclude early if all committee members have voted F112]
    4. [F54 Committees may table a bill via majority vote, but the table motion may be appealed in accordance with the provisions of Section 3 of this Part.
      1. Upon voting to table a bill, the committee shall provide detailed reasoning in accordance with Subsection 3 of this Section. F54]
    5. All bills subject to a committee meeting shall move to their corresponding recommendations as voted on by the committee upon submission of the CM by the chairperson F113
    6. All bills listed as Stage 2 must be subject to general debate for a maximum period of one (1) week and pass at least one (1) debate prior to advancing to the next stage. F(833A)
       
  3. Discharge petition F55
    1. Upon request by the author after a committee tabling vote, the PPT shall create a resolution (“discharge petition”) for the overriding of the tabling vote containing the following information: F56
      1. The bill in question;
      2. Committee voting records,
      3. Author written testimony in the summary of the resolution;
      4. Chairperson testimony in the summary of the resolution;
    2. If the result is majority YEA, the bill shall proceed to Stage 2, and follow the regulations described in Section 2(6) of this Part; F(833B)
    3. If the result is majority NAY, the bill status shall remain unchanged;
    4. Bills that fail committee overrides shall not undergo another overriding resolution. F48]


... F101

F48 (Amendment) - P1, S2(14) of Congress Reform Act 2019

P64 (Addition) - S1(2) of Legislation (Streamlining) Order 2020

F71 (Addition) - S1(1) of Legislation (Select Committee Limitations) Act 2020

P128 (Amendment) - S1(1) of Legislation (Committee Authority) (2) Order 2020

P72 (Amendment) - S1(1) of Legislation (Committee Staffing Adjustment) Order 2020

P129 (Addition) - S1(2) of Legislation (Committee Authority) (2) Order 2020

F110 (Amendment) - S1(1) of Legislation (Bill Advancement) Act 2020

F111 (Removal) - S1(2) of Legislation (Bill Advancement) Act 2020

P67 (Amendment) - S1(2) of Legislation (Misc Provisions) Order 2020

F112 (Addition) - S1(3) of Legislation (Bill Advancement) Act 2020

P127 (Amendment) - S1(7) of Legislation (Legislative Process Correction) Order 2020

F54 (Amendment) - S1(1) of Legislation (Committee Tabling) Act 2019

F113 (Amendment) - S1(4) of Legislation (Bill Advancement) Act 2020

F55 (Amendment) - S1(2) of Legislation (Committee Tabling) Act 2019

F56 (Amendment) - S1(3) of Legislation (Committee Tabling) Act 2019

F101 (Removal) - S1(7) of Legislation (Graveyard Reform) Act 2020

F(742) (Addition) - S1(1) of Legislation (Committee Membership) Act 2020

F(833A) (Amendment) - S1(1) of Legislation (Debate Passage) Act 2020

F(833B) (Amendment) - S1(2) of Legislation (Debate Passage) Act 2020

Part 13: Resolutions

  1. Resolutions may only be posted by Senior Congressional Leadership (6iC+); F49
  2. All voting on resolutions shall last 24 hours unless stated otherwise in law P18
  3. Resolutions titles must be clearly labeled
  4. Resolutions shall be available to the public after the voting period is over
  5. Senators reserve the right to remove and/or re-cast their vote on any ongoing resolution
  6. Any secondary legislation which requires the Senate’s consent shall undergo a 24 hour resolution
  7. If a consent resolution has failed the required majority vote, another resolution for the same purpose shall not be submitted until two (2) weeks after the ending of the previous vote. P33
  8. [F50 All resolutions must have their “detailed explanation” attached to the summary, should the resolution be one of the following;
    1. Order Nullification;
    2. Veto Override; F50]
  9. [F108 Only current members of Congress may vote on a resolution
    1. Any person who is dismissed, resigns, transfers from or leaves Congress during the week shall have any votes cast by them removed by the NARA and not counted F108]
  10. [F130 Correction Resolutions
    1. Upon a bill entering Stage 6, the bill sponsor may submit a maximum of one (1) Correction Resolution to correct any minor spelling and/or referencing errors within the bill;
      1. Correction Resolutions MAY NOT make any major changes to the original bill, or alter the bill beyond its original purpose;
    2. The PPT must approve the resolution and shall put the resolution to a vote lasting twenty-four (24) hours upon giving it their assent;
    3. The Correction Resolution must receive a simple majority vote from the Congress to pass;
    4. Upon passage by the Congress, the Correction Resolution must receive approval from the President before being applied to the bill pending judicial review. F130]

F49 (Amendment) - P1, S2(15) of Congress Reform Act 2019

P18 (Amendment) - S1(15) of Legislation (Various Adjustments) Order 2019

P33 (Addition) - S1(1) of Legislation (Resolution Timeframe) Order 2019

F50 (Addition) - P1, S2(16) of Congress Reform Act 2019

F108 (Addition) - S1(2) of Legislation (Midweek Departure) Act 2020

F130 (Addition) - S1(1) of Legislation (Correction Resolutions) Act 2020

Part 14: Impeachment Resolutions

  1. The Senate shall vote on all impeachment resolutions, submitted by the Department of Justice to the Senate through the OoLA or the PPT
  2. Voting on impeachment resolutions shall last 48 hours, and the resolutions shall be posted by either the Speaker of the House or President Pro Tempore P19
  3. Any person who is hired or transfers into the Senate branch while an impeachment resolution is under vote may not vote on said resolution
    1. Any votes made in violation of this section may not count toward the final count, and the NARA shall remove them
  4. Any person who is dismissed, resigns, transfers from or leaves Congress during the week shall have any votes cast by them removed by the NARA and not counted F109

P19 (Amendment) - S1(16) of Legislation (Various Adjustments) Order 2019

F109 (Addition) - S1(3) of Legislation (Midweek Departure) Act 2020

[F51 Part 15: Standing Orders

  1. The Congressional Leadership shall be charged with keeping a document which lists the procedures and instructions for chamber activities called the Congressional Standing Orders (CSO) which shall be available for all employees to view;
  2. If the CSO is amended, the Congress and the OoLA shall be informed with details about what changed;
  3. The CSO shall be considered law, but breaking it shall not result in a punishment outside of in-chamber restrictions or being removed from the chamber, unless the member has also broken another law;
  4. The Speaker of the House may amend the CSO in consultation with Senior Congressional Leadership.
    1. Any member of the Congress may propose an amendment to the Senate Standing Orders in the form of a concurrent resolution. F131 F51]

F51 (Amendment) - P1, S2(17) of Congress Reform Act 2019

F131 (Amendment) - P4, S3 of Expanded Legislative Measures Act 2020

Part 16: Co-Sponsorship

  1. Congresspeople may publish bills as co-sponsors F102
  2. All members cited as co-sponsors must have actively worked on the production of the bill in some way
  3. Co-sponsors may only be Congresspeople F102
  4. Any person who assisted who is not a Congressperson may be listed in the summary F102

F102 (Amendment) - S1(8) of Legislation (Graveyard Reform) Act 2020

Part 17: Common Frameworks

  1. The SoTH shall be charged with keeping a document which lists a set of rules for the structure of legislation called the Common Frameworks which shall be available for all employees to view F(883)
  2. If the Common Frameworks is amended, the Senate, Supreme Court, and NARA shall be informed with details about what changed
    1. All amendments made to the Common Frameworks must be agreed upon by Senate Leadership P21

P21 (Addition) - S1(18) of Legislation (Various Adjustments) Order 2019

F(883) (Amendment) - S1(1) of Legislation (Common Framework) Act 2020

Part 18: Legislative Approval

  1. All bills or amendments that require legislative approval must tag the appropriate position under the bill creator.
  2. The appropriate position has the right to disapprove or approve of any amendment made to an act through primary legislation.
  3. The appropriate position may change their stance on a bill before a bill reaches stage 4.
  4. ... P68
  5. Legislative approval is only required when it is explicitly stated within the act being amended.
    1. If the appropriate position has been properly tagged but has not responded by the time the bill has reached stage 4, the legislative response shall be considered given in accordance with the law. P133
  6. Should the appropriate position disapprove on a bill, a detailed reason must be given.
  7. ... P69
  8. “Appropriate position” means the rank(s) listed on an Act of law, where they’re approval must be gained.
  9. Any violation of Section 6 shall be a Class C offense P70
  10. [F78 If assent is required for a part or section of an act, the person's disapproval may stop the bill.
    1. Assent may only be required for amendments to ranks provisions within branch acts, definitions for the legislative process and changes to the site. F78]
  11. If a response is required for a part or section of an act, then the person's disapproval may not stop the bill. F79

P68 (Removal) - S1(3) of Legislation (Misc Provisions) Order 2020

P133 (Addition) - S1(1) of Legislation (Response Adjustments) Order 2020

P69 (Removal) - S1(4) of Legislation (Misc Provisions) Order 2020

P70 (Removal) - S1(5) of Legislation (Misc Provisions) Order 2020

F78 (Addition) - P2, S1(1) of Assent and Response Adjustment Act 2020

F79 (Addition) - P2, S1(2) of Assent and Response Adjustment Act 2020

[F52 Part 19

  1. No individual may use any Congressional Chamber to host any kind of formal or informal event without prior written authorization or invitation from the Speaker of the House;
    1. “Congressional Chamber” meaning any room designated for Habbo White House Congress proceedings, by the Board of Trustees.
  2. Breaking this Part shall be a Class C offense. F89 F52]
    1. ... F88

F52 (Addition) - P1, S2(18) of Congress Reform Act 2019

F89 (Amendment) - S1(2) of Legislation (Assent & Response Corrections) Act 2020

F88 (Removal) - S1(1) of Legislation (Assent & Response Corrections) Act 2020

Part 20: Powers to Amend F53

  1. The Speaker of the House may amend this act via order except for Part 1, Section4 and this part F(734B)
  2. All amendments made to this Act by primary legislation must have received the Speaker of the House’s response. F90
    1. Any amendment made to Part 18 requires the assent of the Speaker. F91
  3. The President Pro Tempore may amend Part 11 and Part 12 via order via consent. P22 F103
  4. The Director of National Archives may amend Part 4 via order via consent. F94
  5. [F(739) All members of the Legislative branch, shall not be persecuted, face detriment, fired, demoted, striked, denied a promotion or coerced into resigning for exercising their right to vote as legislated by this act.
    1. Breach of this section shall be deemed a Class A offense F(739)]

F53 (Amendment) - P1, S2(18) of Congress Reform Act 2019

F90 (Amendment) - S1(3) of Legislation (Assent & Response Corrections) Act 2020

F91 (Addition) - S1(4) of Legislation (Assent & Response Corrections) Act 2020

P22 (Addition) - S1(19) of Legislation (Various Adjustments) Order 2019

F103 (Removal) - S1(9) of Legislation (Graveyard Reform) Act 2020

F94 (Addition) - S1(2) of Legislation (Correction Slips) Act 2020

F(734B) (Amendment) - S1(2) of Legislative Jurisdiction Act 2020

F(739) (Addition) - S1(1) of Legislation (Voting Protections) Act 2020

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Legislation Act 2019

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An Act to establish the Legislative Process.

[30/JUN/2019]

This act will take effect upon the ratification of the Constitution.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Habbo White House in Congress assembled,

Part 1: Status of Law

  1. Status
    1. The highest status of law is the Constitution
    2. The second highest status of law is primary legislation
    3. The third highest status of law is common law, as determined by the Court
    4. The fourth highest status of law is secondary legislation
    5. The fifth highest status of law is interpretations/determinations by permitted ranks, not including common law
    6. In any case where there is a conflict, the higher status of law shall override all others
  2. Validity
    1. All pieces of legislation and law made after the moment of the ratification of the Constitution are legal and statute law
       

Part 2: Process of Legislation

  1. All primary legislation shall be split into the following stages;
    1. Stage 1 - The legislation has been submitted to the Senate
    2. Stage 2 - The legislation has passed a committee via majority vote
    3. Stage 2B - The legislation has been blocked by a committee via majority vote
    4. Stage 3 - The legislation has passed a chamber activity via majority vote
    5. Stage 4 - The legislation is being voted upon
    6. Stage 5 - The legislation has passed the Senate via majority vote
    7. Stage 5F - The legislation has failed Senate via majority vote
    8. Stage 6 - The legislation has been signed by the President
    9. Stage 6V - The legislation has been vetoed by the President, and is not law
    10. Stage 7 - The legislation has passed a Judicial Review
    11. Stage 7F - The legislation has failed a Judicial Review, and is not law
    12. Stage G - The legislation has been sent to the graveyard
    13. Stage R - The legislation has been repealed
       
  2. Provisions
    1. All legislation shall be submitted on the website
    2. Only legislation which has reached Stage 3 may be put to vote
    3. Legislation which reaches Stage 3 shall be put to vote unless held from voting
    4. The PPT shall put all legislation to vote which has not been held from voting by the SCC
    5. Legislation may only be held from voting a maximum of three times
       

Part 3: Holding Legislation

  1. The SCC may hold a bill from going to Stage 4 for one of the following reasons;
    1. The bill meets any of the requirements for graveyard in Part 11 of this act
    2. The bill is not one of the 8 oldest bills at Stage 3
    3. The bill has not gained legislative approval in accordance with Part 18 of this act
       

Part 4: Voting on Legislation

  1. All members of the Senate are required to vote on all legislation, unless on Leave of Absence
  2. No other person may vote on legislation, except for the Vice President voting on a tied bill
  3. Votes cast may be; in favor (YEA), opposed to (NAY), or decline to vote (ABSTAIN)
     

Part 5: Proclamation of Legislation

  1. The President shall be the only person to proclaim legislation, except in the case of a Veto Override, or a bill which is to commence upon a specific moment as written in said bill
  2. The President shall sign or veto legislation which is at Stage 5
  3. The President has ten days to sign or veto a bill, and if time expires, the bill shall enter Stage 6 as if the President proclaimed it
  4. The President must notify the OoPE of all bills signed as well as the changes they make to the law, which shall then be published as an article by the OoPE
     

Part 6: Veto Override

  1. The Senate may override a Presidential veto via a resolution
    1. Any member of the Senate may request the PPT to create a resolution for the veto override
    2. The override resolution must be supported in writing by at least eight other verified Senators
    3. The override resolution must pass by at least (80%) eighty percent to be successful
    4. If successful, the legislation shall enter Stage 6 as if the President proclaimed it
       

Part 7: Judicial Reviews

  1. Primary Legislation
    1. The Supreme Court shall review all Stage 6 legislation for incompatibilities with existing law or the Constitution
    2. The Supreme Court has up to seven days from the date of entering Stage 6 to review primary legislation, and if time expires, the bill shall enter Stage 7 as if passing a Judicial Review
    3. The Supreme Court may not review any legislation which is any stage other than Stage 6, except in the case of an appeal
    4. A failed review may be appealed by the bill creator a maximum of once, which the Supreme Court may review it again, their decision being final
    5. If the Supreme Court sends a bill to Stage 7F, they must include a reason why, as well as the number of votes for each determination
       
  2. Secondary Legislation
    1. The Supreme Court may review all secondary legislation
    2. The Supreme Court has up to seven days from the date of publication to review secondary legislation
    3. The Supreme Court may only review secondary legislation to declare it invalid of parent, which may not be appealed
    4. “Invalid of parent” meaning the legislation violates any current law, or goes beyond the powers set out in the primary legislation which granted the power to submit the secondary legislation
       
  3. Provisions
    1. The Supreme Court may not fail a piece of legislation which does not conflict with existing law or is not invalid of parent
    2. The Chief Justice may not be liable for the breaking of this Section
       

Part 8: Repeal of Secondary

  1. The Senate may only repeal a piece of secondary legislation via primary legislation
  2. A position which may amend an act via secondary legislation may also repeal any secondary legislation made under the same power to amend
     

Part 9: Hidden Voting

  1. Any resolution or bill shall have it’s voting record hidden during the duration of the vote, and the only member allowed to see the voting record the Sponsor.
     

Part 10: Legislative Orphanage

  1. Any legislative orphan shall be repealed from law and put into Stage R once found by the NARA
  2. Legislative Orphan shall be defined as;
    1. A piece of legislation which has the sole purpose of amending one or more acts which are no longer statute law
    2. A piece of legislation which has had all amendments entirely overridden by another act
    3. A piece of secondary legislation which has been ordered, and the legislation which gave it the power to be ordered has been repealed
       

Part 11: Legislative Graveyard

  1. Establishment
    1. Stage G shall be a publicly viewable list of bills, called the graveyard, which fails to meet the common standards of legislation
    2. The Senate Senate Council Chairperson (SCC) shall send a bill to the graveyard if it meets one or more of the requirements in Section 2 of this Part
    3. If questioned, the SCC shall provide a valid reason for sending the bill to the graveyard
       
  2. Requirements
    1. The author requests that the bill be graveyarded
    2. The bill does not have a summary, preamble, or legislative body
    3. The bill does not follow the Common Frameworks
    4. The bill was submitted as a joke, threat, or is deemed inappropriate by the SCC
    5. The bill is in the incorrect committee
    6. The bill amends or repeals an act or order which does not exist
    7. The bill has not progressed to Stage 3 of the Legislative Process within thirty days of it’s submission
    8. The bill has failed (3) three consecutive debates
    9. The bill has not reached stage 3 within the first month of its submission
       
  3. Restoration
    1. The SCC may restore a bill from the graveyard
    2. The creator of the bill may request the PPT to create a resolution for the restoration of the bill with the following information;
      1. The bill title
      2. Committee voting records, if any
      3. Debate voting records, if any
      4. Author testimony
      5. SCC testimony
  4. If the resolution is majority YEA, the bill shall be restored, if NAY, it shall remain in the graveyard and may not have another restoration resolution
     

Part 12: Committees

  1. Establishment
    1. The following shall be the Senate Committees;
      1. Executive, Legislative, and Other
      2. Judicial, Justice, and Law
      3. Website, Finance, and Education
      4. Defense, Foreign Affairs, and Secret Service
      5. Welfare, Employment, and Protections
    2. Each Committee specifies in the area indicated by their name, and if there is a disagreement, the PPT shall make the decision
       
  2. Members
    1. Chairperson - who shall be responsible for Meetings and Hearings
    2. Vice Chairperson - who shall be responsible for Meetings and Hearings in the absence of the Chairperson
    3. Member - who shall be responsible for voting on Committee bills and participating in hearings
       
  3. Responsibilities
    1. Review and vote on bills submitted to their Committee
    2. Hold any hearings on their specified area


Part 13: Resolutions

  1. Resolutions may only be posted by SHR Senate
  2. All voting on resolutions shall last24, unless stated otherwise in law
  3. Resolutions titles must be clearly labeled
  4. Resolutions shall be available to the public after the voting period is over
  5. Senators reserve the right to remove and/or re-cast their vote on any ongoing resolution
  6. Any secondary legislation which requires the Senate’s consent shall undergo a 24 hour resolution
     

Part 14: Impeachment Resolutions

  1. The Senate shall vote on all impeachment resolutions, submitted by the Department of Justice to the Senate through the OoLA or the PPT
  2. Voting on impeachment resolutions shall last 48 hours, or the time it takes for every eligible Senator to vote, whichever comes first
  3. Any person who is hired or transfers into the Senate branch while an impeachment resolution is under vote may not vote on said resolution
    1. Any votes made in violation of this section may not count toward the final count, and the NARA shall remove them
       

Part 15: Senate Standing Orders

  1. The Senate Leadership shall be charged with keeping a document which lists the procedures and instructions for chamber activities called the Senate Standing Orders (SSO) which shall be available for all employees to view
  2. If the SSO is amended, the Senate and the OoLA shall be informed with details about what changed
  3. The SSO shall be considered law, but breaking it shall not result in a punishment outside of in-chamber restrictions or being removed from the chamber, unless the member has also broken another law
     

Part 16: Co-Sponsorship

  1. Senators may publish bills as co-sponsors
  2. All members cited as co-sponsors must have actively worked on the production of the bill in some way
  3. Co-sponsors may only be Senators
  4. Any person who assisted who is not a Senator may be listed in the summary
     

Part 17: Common Frameworks

  1. The OoLA shall be charged with keeping a document which lists a set of rules for the structure of legislation called the Common Frameworks which shall be available for all employees to view
  2. If the Common Frameworks is amended, the Senate, Supreme Court, and NARA shall be informed with details about what changed
     

Part 18: Legislative Approval

  1. All bills or amendments that require legislative approval must tag the appropriate position under the bill creator.
  2. The appropriate position has the right to disapprove or approve of any amendment made to an act through primary legislation.
  3. The appropriate position may change their stance on a bill before a bill reaches stage 4.
  4. No bill may advance to stage 4, if it hasn’t been given the “approval”, “consent”, or “response” of the appropriate position.
  5. Legislative approval is only required when it is explicitly stated within the act being amended.
  6. Should the appropriate position disapprove on a bill, a detailed reason must be given.
  7. The appropriate position must respond to a bill needing their approval within (10) days.
  8. “Appropriate position” means the rank(s) listed on an Act of law, where they’re approval must be gained.
  9. Any violation of Section 6 and 7 shall be a Class C offense
     

Part 19: Powers to Amend

  1. The Speaker of the House may amend this act via order except for this part
  2. All amendments made to this Act by primary legislation must have received the Speaker of the House’s consent