The Clark

Official Legislative Journal of Talossa – 1st March 2005/XXV


Part one: Results of the December, 2004 Clark

Cosâ Votes: (p) = pass, (f) = fail, (b) = blocked (failed in one house), (2) = failed 2/3 vote

MC

Party

Seats

RZ14

RZ15

RZ16

RZ17

RZ18

VOC

Erni

MN

30

për

për

për

për

për

no

Toumayan

MN

16

për

për

për

për

contrâ

no

Cantaloûr

MN

30

për

për

për

për

për

yes

Hottelet

MN

16

për

për

contrâ

për

për

yes

Cone

Ind.

30

(no votes)

Moisan

ZPT

8

për

për

për

austan.

contrâ

yes

Asmoûr

Ind.

10

për

për

për

për

për

yes

Cheléir

Ind.

10

(no votes)

 

 

 

110-0

110-0

94-16

102-0-8

86-24

64-46

(late) = votes received after deadline; blank = no votes received


Senäts Votes: (p) = pass, (f) = fail, (b) = blocked (failed in one house), (2) = failed 2/3 vote

Province

Senator

RZ14

RZ15

RZ16

RZ17

RZ18

Atatürk

Cantaloûr

për

për

për

për

për

Cézembre

Felici

për

për

contrâ

për

për

Florenciâ

Gläfke

për

për

për

për

për

Maricopa

Hottelet

për

për

contrâ

për

për

Mar-Mar

Lorentz

contrâ

contrâ

për

contrâ

contrâ

Mussolini

Erni

për

për

për

për

për

Vuode

Durnford

për

për

për

për

për

 

 

6-1

6-1

5-2

6-1

6-1


Part two: New legislation for March, 2005


RZ 1: THE NAPOLEON’S MEMORIAL WARGAMING DAY ACT


WHEREAS it was with great sadness that we learned of the closing of the illustrious and famed Napoleon’s store, and


WHEREAS Napoleon’s played a special role in our nation's history and in the lives of so many individual Talossans, and


WHEREAS it would be wise to remember this fine establishment in a very special way.


THEREFORE, the Ziu of the Kingdom of Talossa establishes that:


1. From now on February 21 shall be a Talossan National Holiday and be known as "Napoleons Memorial Wargaming Day"; and


2. Each year on that day, Talossans shall share memories of Napoleons and enjoy the National pastime of wargaming.


Uréu q'estadra så: Marc Moisan (ZPT - Atatürk)


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RZ 2: THE TALOSSAN IMMIGRATION ACT OF 2005


Whereas, immigration procedures in Talossa have changed dramatically in recent times, and


Whereas, in these reforms historic elements of naturalization were removed, and


Whereas it has become difficult for the Immigration Minister to determine when citizenship should be granted, and


Whereas, both the biographical essay and the What Talossa Means to Me essay provided valuable information about prospective citizens and showed some level of interest in the nation from the prospective,


THEREFORE, the Ziu hereby restores the biographical essay and the What Talossa Means to Me essay as requirements of naturalization and the Ziu hereby enacts the following legislation into law as the official Talossan rules for immigration procedure, understanding that all older legislation which is directly in conflict with the principles outlined herein is thereby

rendered null and void, to the extent of the conflict.


1) Non-Talossans shall become Talossan citizens through the immigration process outlined herein. No person who is already a Talossan citizen shall be affected by this legislation.


2) In order to become a Talossan citizen, a non-citizen (hereafter, "the prospective") shall notify the Immigration Minister of his intent to acquire Talossan citizenship. He must provide proof of identity to the satisfaction of the Immigration Minister.


3) Upon completion of step #2, the prospective shall be granted a Wittenberg account.


4) The prospective shall submit a biographical essay of a length to be determined by the prospective, to the Immigration Minister. The biographical essay shall be made public on Wittenberg.


5) The prospective shall submit a "What Talossa Means to Me" essay of a length to be determined by the prospective, to the Immigration Minister. The "What Talossa Means to Me" essay shall be made public on Wittenberg. This essay shall answer the following questions:


* Why do you want to join Talossa?

* How do you plan to participate in Talossa?

* How did you find out about Talossa?

* Other than a place for you to express your opinions, what does Talossa

mean to you?


6) Upon completion of step #5, the Immigration Minister, in consultation with the Government and with the Opposition Leader, shall either grant or refuse the prospective citizen Talossan citizenship. In the event of refusal, the prospective may repeat the process.


7) If citizenship is granted under step #6, the person shall be considered a naturalized Talossan for all purposes, legal and moral.


8) Members representing one-third of the Cosâ may, by resolution, during a period of one year following the naturalization of any prospective under this Act, express its official protest against the naturalization. In this event, the Ziu must itself ratify the person's citizenship, by law, or else

the citizenship lapses.

 

9) Any person naturalized under the provisions of this Act shall have one year following the date of his naturalization, to complete the Civics Exam and any other requirements for citizenship which may hereafter be imposed by law. Failure to complete these assignments within the one-year period shall result in the automatic termination of said citizenship.


10) No person granted Talossan citizenship prior to 13 March 2005 shall be affected in any way by this Act.


Uréu q’estadra så: Márcüs Cantaloûr (MN-Atatürk)


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RZ 3: THE ARMISTICE DAY ACT


Whereas, the countless men and women who willingly sacrificed or risked their lives in service to their country in many conflicts and wars are worthy of public recognition, and


Whereas, nations around the world observe some form of memorial for veterans, often on the date of November 11th, and


Whereas, Talossa does not have a day of commemoration for veterans,


Therefore the Ziu hereby declares that since November 11th is the anniversary of the official end of World War One, November 11th of each year shall be designated as Armistice Day in honour of all veterans.


Therefore the Ziu further declares that two minutes of silence is recommended to be observed by all Talossans at the eleventh hour on Armistice Day in honour of all veterans.


Noi urent q’estadreu så: Márcüs Cantaloûr (MN-Atatürk); Pete Hottelet (MN-Maricopa)


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PRIME DICTATES (For historical record only; do not vote on them)


PD 1 of 16 February 2005: Appointment of Cabinet


After consulting with His Majesty and receiving the blessing of Royal approval, I have selected the following individuals to be members of the Cabinet:


Distáin- Xhorxh Asmoûr

Foreign Minister- Amy Durnford

Defence Minister- Pete Hottelet

Immigration Minister- Fritz von Buchholtz

Attorney-General & Wargames Minister- Wes Erni

Secretary of State- Ben Madison


These appointments are effective immediately.


Done under my hand this sixteenth day of February, two thousand and five.


God Save The King!


PD 2 of 16 February 2005: Prime Dictate Numero II


It was with great sadness that I learned of the closing of the illustrious and famed Napoleons store. Although never having the pleasure of visiting this wonderful place, there is no doubt in my mind of the special role that Napoleons has in our nation's history and the lives of so many individual Talossans.


To honour Napoleons, a place where both our gracious Sovereign and several legendary Talossans have congregated, I hereby declare Monday, February 21, 2005 to be NAPOLEONS DAY. On this day, I urge all Talossans to reflect on this most marvelous of stores and in some way to thank the owner, and fellow citizen, Fritz von Buchholtz. It would be most appropriate for citizens to engage in Talossa's national past-time of wargaming on this day.


I further declare that all Talossans who are so able, should make a pilgrimage to Napoleons before the store closes its doors for the last time. May God bless Fritz and his family in all their future endeavours!


Done under my hand this sixteenth day of February, two thousand and five.


God Save The King!


PD 3 of 17 February 2005: Appointment of a Speaker of the Cosâ


Realizing that a Speaker of the Cosâ (el Túischac'h) had not been selected, I immediately set to work to find a suitable person to fill that role. Finding the perfect candidate was a relatively easy task.


Upon consultation with and receiving the approval of His Majesty I hereby, with all of the power granted unto The Seneschál, issue this Prime Dictate naming Ián A. Metáiriâ as the new Speaker of the Cosâ.


Ián A. Metáiriâ will be able to attend the Living Cosâs and has experience in such matters. I know that he will conduct himself in a manner consistent with the dignity of this office.


This order is effective as of the posting.


Done under my hand this seventeeth day of February in the year two thousand and five.


God Save The King!


PD 4 of 20 February 2005: PD Declaring a Living Cosâ


I, Márcüs Cantaloûr, Seneschál del Regipäts Talossán, with the full weight and authority of my august position do hereby and forthwith declare the following Prime Dictate:


Whereas, Immigration Day events will be held on March 13 at Napoleon's Store, and


Whereas, a large number of Talossans will be present at said store on this date, and


Whereas, the holding of a Living Cosâ is greatly desired to enhance the life of the nation, and


Whereas, a Living Cosâ would be a most suitable way in addition to a previous Prime Dictate and other praises to honour Napoleon's Store,


Therefore a Living Cosâ shall be held at Napoleon's at 12:00 pm Talossan Time on Sunday, March 13 2005. All Talossans are strongly encouraged to attend in person, or if unable, to participate in some way.


Done under my hand this twentieth day of February, two thousand and five.


God Save The King!


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REMINDER TO COSÂ MEMBERS: Do not forget to vote on the Vote of Confidence:


Do you wish the current government to continue in office? ___ YES; ____ NO


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IMPORTANT NOTICE: There will be a Living Cosâ held on Sunday, 13 March 2005, at Napoleon’s. All voting on all bills must be delivered to the Secretary of State before or during that event. Late votes will not be counted, and all votes not delivered at the close of business at the Living Cosâ will be discarded. Please make arrangements to have your votes cast before that date!


Deadline for voting: 21 November 2004. All Cosâ and Senäts votes should be sent to:

Secretary of State R. Ben Madison: talossa@execpc.com


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