Post by The Dank Ass Communes on Jun 24, 2019 20:28:37 GMT
Recognizing that current process for passing and repealing proposed bills is generally viewed as unnecessarily long.
Further recognizing that there is a window in which any activity realistically occurs in this process.
Hereby amends the following of the Charter of the Democratic Socialist Assembly:
Chapter I - General Provisions:
I. This amendment may be cited as The Sensible Bill Process Amendment or SBPA.
II. This amendment shall come into force upon its passage.
Chapter II - Charter Amendment:
I. Article 5, Section 2, Subsection 1 "Passing Legislation" shall be changed to the following:
Subsection 5.2.1 - Passing Legislation
1. A Member of Congress in good standing may draft bills for the consideration of the Congress. Legislation must be submitted to the sub-forum titled “Proposed Legislation”. Charter Amendments must be submitted to the sub-forum titled "Proposed Charter Amendments."
2. A bill submitted to the respective sub-forum and announced on the Discord Server or the RMB shall enter a four (4) day discussion period. Proposed changes posted to the bill's thread may be edited into the original post by the original poster at their discretion.
3. Following the scrutiny period, a bill shall enter a voting period of four (4) days. Passed bills shall be moved to the “Passed DSA Legislation” sub-forum and implemented as law in the DSA. Passed Charter Amendments shall be moved to the "Passed Amendments to the Charter of the DSA" sub-forum.
II. Article 5, Section 2, Subsection 2 "Repealing Legislation" shall be changed to the following:
1. A Member of Congress may draft a repeal of any passed legislation by submitting a new bill to repeal the legislation in question to the “Proposed Legislation” sub-forum. The repeal process shall be carried out in same manner as the regular bill process for legislation and charter amendments as outlined in Subsections 2.1.1 and 5.2.1.
2. Repealed legislation shall be moved to the “Former Legislation” sub-forum. Any positions, departments, and conditions created by that legislation shall be removed from the “Conditions of Passed Legislation” thread and from practice.