BE IT ENACTED BY THE MAGISTERIUM OF THE EAST PACIFIC
SECTION I. CITATION
This Act shall be known and cited as “The Regional Officers Act”.
SECTION II. DEFINITIONS
For the purposes of this Act, the following are defined as:
“In-game Delegate” - A nation that holds the in-game World Assembly Delegate position of The East Pacific region.
“Delegate” - The legitimate Delegate of the East Pacific as defined by the Concordat, including Acting Delegates.
“Regional Officer” or “RO” - A nation appointed to the in-game position of Regional Officer of The East Pacific region by the in-game Delegate.
“The East Pacific Electoral Commission” - The entity tasked by relevant law to run the Delegate Elections and Concordat Referenda of the East Pacific.
“Delegate Transition” - Any lawful transition wherein the current Delegate assumes the in-game Delegacy.
“Powers” - Any in-game mechanical ability that may be granted to a Regional Officer by the in-game Delegate or to an in-game Delegate by Nationstates. These abilities are currently recognized as “Appearance”, “Border Control”, “Embassies”, “Communications”, “Polls”, and “World Assembly”.
“Election Commissioner” - The Citizen appointed by the Viceroy to serve as a RO during Delegate elections and Concordat referenda.
“Designated Vizier” - The Viziers appointed by the Grand Vizier to serve as ROs.
“Titles” - Any phrase included in a Regional Officer’s position name on NationStates.
SECTION III. THE DELEGATE
By merit, the Delegate must be the in-game Delegate.
During a Delegate Transition or when a Vizier is ordered to take the in-game Delegacy by the Delegate, the nation currently holding the in-game Delegate may only exercise their Powers upon explicit instructions of the Delegate.
As soon as reasonably possible after their election or selection as Delegate, the Delegate shall be appointed as Regional Officer with all possible Powers and a Title of their own choosing until they assume the in-game Delegacy.
SECTION IV. REGIONAL OFFICERS
The Delegate may, at their discretion, appoint/remove a Citizen as Regional Officer and grant a Regional Officer any available Powers and TItles - insofar as these processes (including what Powers/Titles may be granted or are prohibited) are not regulated by statutory law alongside the Standing Orders of the Praesidium (SoP) in the Designated Vizier’s.
As an exception, the Delegate may grant any Powers or Titles to the Election Commissioner when no Election or Referenda is occurring.
The Magisterium may, through ⅔ affirmative majority vote, order the Delegate to dismiss a Regional Officer for reasons of inactivity, abuse of power, or (in the case of the Designated Vizier and the Election Commissioner) failure to properly perform their respective duties.
By the same majority, the Magisterium can reverse this order at any time while it still stands.
The Magisterium may, through 2/3 affirmative majority vote, prohibit the Delegate from giving any Power or Title (including any Titles reasonably close to the prohibited Title voted upon) to a specific Regional Officer for six months.
The Magisterium cannot prohibit appointing Powers mandated to be given by this law alongside those mandated to be given by the SoP in the Designated Vizier’s case or the SoC in the Election Commissioner’s case.
The Conclave may dismiss a Regional Officer by 2/3 majority vote, trial verdict, or Order.
If not otherwise specified in the relevant Magisterium vote or Conclave decision, a Citizen removed from a Regional Officer position may not be appointed as Regional Officer for six months. Removals may be appealed to the Conclave.
Any Regional Officer, excluding Designated Viziers, shall be considered subordinate to the Delegate when exercising RO Powers.
The Election Commission may require a Regional Officer to perform any necessary in-game action on its behalf, so long as the Commission is mandated by statutory law to perform said action.
SECTION V. THE DESIGNATED VIZIERS
The Grand Vizier shall publicly designate four Viziers as Regional Officers on behalf of the Praesidium.
The Grand Vizier may grant and remove this designation at their discretion if no specific procedure exists in the SoP.
Each Designated Vizier shall have an RO Title of Designated Vizier and the powers of Border Control and Communications, alongside any other Powers or Titles mandated by the SoP.
The Delegate may not dismiss a Designated Vizier at their discretion, but instead shall only dismiss a Designated Vizier following lawful procedures and the SoP.
The Designated Viziers shall eject or ban nations violating endorsement caps, following lawful procedures.
If the Grand Vizier designates themselves as one of the four Designated Viziers, they shall also be given the Title of Grand Vizier.
Long law sucks. Boo long law. Yay short law!
But in all seriousness, the Regional Officer Act has always been atrociously law and therefore atrociously difficult to read, considering it’s pretty repetitive. Decided to try doing this instead to make it more readable. 1.2k works to 700 isn’t that bad, right?
That being said, there
are some substantial changes. Namely:
The Praesidium only gets one RO slot.
The Magisterium can no longer regulate the powers Delegates put on ROs.
The reasons for removing a Designated Vizier or Election Commissioner are now less specific.
We only need an Election Commissioner to be RO during Elections and Referenda (I swear this was already passed as an amendment by Aiv but I can’t find it).
Removed some references to statutory law for the appointment of a Designated Vizier or Election Commissioner because we don’t really regulate their powers outside of this law.
Removed some superfluous definitions and added some new ones. This includes removing defining powers because that isn’t really necessary.
re-added magi power to remove powers or titles cuz thinking on it it may be something we wanna keep in our pockets./
also made other minor changes.
removal of RO can be up to indefinite, but removal of powers is only up to 6 months. Because id ont believe we should be removing someone’s ability to hold a power or name idefinetly.
Magi power to regulate RO is back
why do you dislike praesidium only getting one slot
Because the whole point of the Praesidium is to be the dedicated security apparatus and it can’t do that if it only has one RO. Completely castrates the Viziers and makes us an easy target for a rogue delegate. Bad
Dont see this argument when a Delegate can just fire Vizier ROs right before update
added vizier seats back, nixed EC