The Clark

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

Part one: Results of the April, 2005 Clark

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

MC

Party

Seats

RZ4(2)

RZ5(p)

RZ6(f)

RZ7(p)

RZ8(p)

VOC

Castiglhâ

CLP

12

contrâ

contrâ

contrâ

contrâ

contrâ

no

F. Buchholtz

CLP

10

contrâ

contrâ

contrâ

për

contrâ

yes

J. Buchholtz

CLP

10

contrâ

contrâ

contrâ

për

contrâ

yes

Metáiriâ

CLP

12

contrâ

contrâ

contrâ

për

contrâ

no

Rajala

CLP

12

contrâ

contrâ

contrâ

për

contrâ

yes

Asmoûr

MN

20

për

për

për

contrâ

për

yes

Cantaloûr

MN

20

për

contrâ

për

për

për

yes

Cheléir

MN

8

Did not vote

Durnford

MN

20

contrâ

për

contrâ

për

aust

yes

Erni

MN

20

contrâ

për

për

për

për

yes

Hottelet

MN

20

për

për

contrâ

abst

abst

yes

Cone

ZPT

16

për

për

contrâ

contrâ

për

yes

Moisan

ZPT

16

për

për

contrâ

për

aust

no

Lorentz

OTP

4

për

aust

për

për

aust

yes

 

 

 

126-96

122-76

64-128

124-48

76-56

152-40

(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

RZ4(b)

RZ5(p)

RZ6(b)

RZ7(p)

RZ8(p)

Atatürk

Cantaloûr (MN)

për

contrâ

për

për

për

Cézembre

Felici (MN)

për

për

për

për

për

Florenciâ

Pànetâ (MN)

për

për

contrâ

për

aust

Maricopa

Hottelet (MN)

për

për

contrâ

aust

aust

Mar-Mar

Lorentz (OTP)

për

aust

për

për

aust

Mussolini

Buffone (TLFN)

DID NOT VOTE – LOST SEAT

Vuode

Durnford (MN)

contrâ

për

contrâ

për

aust

 

 

5-1

4-1

3-3

5-0

2-0


Part two: New legislation for May, 2005


RZ 9 THE PEOPLE TO PROVINCES (No More Microprovinces) ACT


The Ziu hereby takes official action (yet again!) to repair all ambiguity, incompleteness, and silliness in the assignment of people to provinces based on their geographical location.


An asterisk (*) indicates a clause which is changed from the previous version of this Act.


1. This Act shall repeal any and all legislation ever passed by the Ziu (apart from Amendments to the Organic Law) concerning the topic.


*2. The provincial assignments of all Talossan citizens, as of 1 May 2005/XXVI, are unchanged by this Act (but see paragraph 5 below). Included in this provision are the anomalous assignments of Brook Gläfke (Florencia), Albrec’ht Stolfi (Atatürk), and Ián Metáiriâ (Maritiimi-Maxhestic), all of which are confirmed as is.


3. Future immigrants to Talossa shall be assigned to provinces based on the provisions of this Act. Current citizens who physically move so as to be reassigned to a different province under provisions of this Act shall be reassigned under the provisions of this Act.


*4a. Talossan citizens physically living within the boundaries of the Kingdom of Talossa shall be assigned to whichever province they are actually living in. There shall be no exceptions to this rule and this clause overrides all other clauses in this Act.


4b. Citizens living outside the boundaries of Talossa shall be assigned to a province corresponding to a geographic zone. The entire globe shall be divided into seven geographic zones so that anyone living anywhere outside Talossa is automatically assigned to the corresponding Talossan province.


* 5. No Talossan citizen may transfer his provincial citizenship to a different province, except by physically moving into that province or into the zone corresponding to that province. A citizen living inside or outside of Talossa who moves into an outside zone corresponding to a different province may transfer his citizenship to the new province by law, but in the absence of such a law, is considered assigned to his original province for all purposes.


6. ATATÜRK PROVINCE. Talossan citizens living in the following areas shall be assigned to Atatürk Province: All suburbs of Milwaukee within Milwaukee County, which lie to the north and east of the City of Milwaukee; the Wisconsin Counties of Washington, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Calumet, Manitowoc, Kewaunee, and Door; the nation of Canada; and the U.S. states of Massachussetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Overseas, the nations of Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Cornwall, Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and the Xinjiang-Uygur Region of China.


7. MUSSOLINI PROVINCE: Talossan citizens living in the following areas shall be assigned to Mussolini Province: the Wisconsin counties of Waukesha, Jefferson, and Dane; and the U.S. states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Overseas, the nations of Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Armenia, Georgia, plus all nations in Africa not listed elsewhere.


8. VUODE PROVINCE: Talossan citizens living in the following areas shall be assigned to Vuode Province: The City of Milwaukee (WI) and the U.S. states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and New York. Overseas, the nations of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Western Sahara, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka.


9. MARICOPA PROVINCE: Talossan citizens living in the following areas shall be assigned to Maricopa Province: the Wisconsin counties of Polk, Barron, St. Croix, Pierce, Dunn, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Clark, Pepin, Buffalo, Trempeleau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Juneau, Adams, Vernon, Crawford, Richland, Sauk, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, and Green; and the U.S. states of Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Hawaii, and California. Overseas, the nations of Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America; and all nations of Asia not included elsewhere.


10. FLORENCIA PROVINCE: Talossan citizens living in the following areas shall be assigned to Florencia Province: the Wisconsin counties of Florence, Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, Vilas, Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer, Rusk, Taylor, Price, Oneida, Lincoln, Langlade, Forest, Menominee, Shawano, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, and Brown; and the U.S. states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas and Nebraska.


7. MARITIIMI-MAXHESTIC PROVINCE: Talossan citizens living in the following areas shall be assigned to Maritiimi-Maxhestic Province: All suburbs of the City of Milwaukee within Milwaukee County which lie to the south and west of the City of Milwaukee, and also the Wisconsin Counties of Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, and Rock; and the U.S. states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Overseas, the nations of Liechtenstein, Austria, and Germany and Vietnam, plus all island nations of the Pacific and Indian Oceans not listed elsewhere, including New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Madagascar, the Comoros Islands, and Australia. In addition, the Falkland Islands and all nations of the Caribbean Islands not listed elsewhere.


8. CÉZEMBRE PROVINCE: Talossan citizens living in the following areas shall be assigned to Cézembre Province: the Wisconsin counties of Marathon, Wood, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, Marquette, Green Lake, Fond du Lac, Columbia, and Dodge. Overseas, the nations of England, Northern Ireland, France, Monaco, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Republic of Cyprus, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Kosovo, Albania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. In addition, all territories of the world not listed elsewhere.


9. No Talossan citizen shall be assigned to the Territory of Pengöpäts or to any other Talossan territory.


* 10a: All provincial citizenship assignments shall be made when the province to which the citizen is assigned is OPEN to nonresident immigration on the day prior to the naturalization of said citizen. A province shall be CLOSED if its population is equal to or greater than twice the population of the smallest province (by population) on the day prior to the naturalization of said citizen.


10b. For purposes of this Act, provinces shall be listed in the following circular order: Cézembre, Florencia, Atatürk, Vuode, Maritiimi-Maxhestic, Maricopa, Mussolini.

 

10c. No citizen may be assigned to a “closed” province. In the event that a citizen’s assignment may place him in a “closed” province, the citizen is assigned to the next province listed in clause 10b which is not “closed.”


Noi urent q’estadra så: King Robert I.


RZ 10 THE TALOSSAN CORPORATE STATE (Amendment) ACT


WHEREAS, the government of the State of Wisconsin has granted Talossan citizens the right to form a not-for-profit corporation known as Talossa, Inc. (WI-DFI Corporation # T038581; hereafter: “The Corporation”), and


WHEREAS, the administration of the Corporation is legally solely in the hands of Robert Ben Madison pending the issuance of corporate by-laws, and


WHEREAS, Talossa functions as a community under the organic direction of the Organic Law and the various offices which it defines;


THEREFORE, the Ziu hereby calls for a referendum at the earliest possible opportunity to add the following, Article II, Section 2a, to the Organic Law:


Art.II, Sec. 2a: Talossa functions for purposes of United States and international law as a not-for-profit corporation (WI-DFI Corporation # T038581). This Organic Law shall stand as the by-laws of the corporation for legal purposes, and the corporation, its identity and its properties, shall be administered solely by those officials named therein and loyal thereto.


Noi urent q’estadra så: King Robert I.


RZ 11 THE TRADEMARK ENFORCEMENT (Amendment) ACT


WHEREAS, the government of the United States of America has recognized citizens of the Kingdom of Talossa as having exclusive legal rights to use the word “Talossa” to identify their community,


THEREFORE, the Ziu hereby calls for a referendum at the earliest possible opportunity to add the following, Article II, Section 2b, to the Organic Law:


Art.II, Sec. 2b: The name “Talossa” as a registered trademark under United States and international law is held in trust for the Kingdom of Talossa and its people by the King of Talossa and his lawful heirs and successors. Upon the adoption of a separate amendment to this Organic Law to direct the same, the King may choose to surrender the legal ownership of the trademark to the Corporation as defined in the preceding article. Pending the adoption of such an amendment, the King shall consult with the Talossan government before initiating any attempts to enforce the trademark laws against such groups or individuals as may be in violation thereof.


Noi urent q’estadra så: King Robert I.


RZ 12 TABLE OF PRECEDENCE ACT


Whereas, some confusion exists concerning the proper order of precedence for official state functions, and


Whereas, Talossans generally delight in titles, honours and other pompous things, and


Whereas, a Table of Precedence would greatly enhance the official life of the Kingdom, while allowing for a smoother functioning of gala Talossan events,


Therefore the Ziu hereby establishes the following Table of Precedence:


1. The King

2. The Queen

3. Children of the Sovereign in birth order

4. The Prime Minister

5. Senior Justice of the Uppermost Cort

6. The Mencei of the Senate

7. The Speaker of the Cosâ

8. Cabinet members in order of their date of appointment

9. The Secretary of State

10. Leader of the Loyal Opposition

11. Provincial Constables

12. Premiers of Provinces

13. Puisne Justices of the Uppermost Cort in order of their appointment.

14. Senators

15. MCs

16. Admiral of the Talossan Royal Navy

17. Speakers of the various provincial legislatures in order of their appointment

18. Provincial Cabinet members in order of their date of appointment

19. Members of Provincial legislatures

20. Recipients of Talossan Honours

21. Talossan citizens in order of their naturalisation


This Table of Precedence shall be followed in any circumstances where it is deemed appropriate or desirable to do so. Amendments to the Table of Precedence may be made from time to time as may be necessary.


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


RZ 13 ROYAL TALOSSAN HERALDIC AUTHORITY ACT


Whereas, the art of heraldry enhances the cultural life and prestige of the Kingdom, and


Whereas, current coats of arms and crests of Talossa should be catalogued and organized in such a fashion so that all Talossan citizens may study this important aspect of our nation's life, and


Whereas, the granting of new coats of arms and crests should be encouraged and a simple procedure to obtain new arms should be created,


Therefore the Ziu hereby establishes the Royal Talossan Heraldic Authority with the following mandate:


1. The maintaining of records of all coats of arms and crests in use throughout Talossa


2. Granting new arms and crests to individuals, organizations, and government departments that make a request to the Authority.


3. The fostering of a greater knowledge of and appreciation for heraldry in Talossan.


The Ziu hereby declares that the Royal Talossan Heraldic Authority shall be governed by a person designated as Chief Herald. The Chief Herald be appointed by the Prime Minister. The Chief Herald shall be free to select other individuals to assist in his work.


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


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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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Deadline for voting: 21 May 2005. All Cosâ and Senäts votes should be sent to:

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