BE IT ENACTED BY THE MAGISTERIUM OF THE EAST PACIFIC
SECTION I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
…1.1. This act shall be known and cited as ”The Pacificum Orientale Awards Act”.
…1.2. For the purposes of this act, “Ribbon” is defined as an image with the pixel dimensions of 106 pixels by 29 pixels designed to act as a badge proof of holding an honor instituted by this act.
…1.3. Presenting a ribbon in any public space shall be prohibited unless one of the following is true:
……1.3.1. It is being presented informatively, to indicate what the ribbon for a certain honor is;
……1.3.2. It is being presented to indicate that the related honor has been awarded to an individual through the legal processes established by this Act; or
……1.3.3. It is being presented by an individual who has been awarded the related honor through the legal processes established by this Act, and is being presented solely as their own badge proof.
…1.4. The granting of any ribbon or titled honor which is not explicitly permitted by this Act shall be prohibited unless in the case of a major military operation, in which case, the honors themselves must specifically relate to the operation in question, and must be granted by the Delegate or a related military authority.
…1.5. The violation of prohibitions set forth by this act shall be an indictable offense known as “Stolen Valor.” There shall be no minimum sentencing for this offense, and the maximum sentencing shall be a 30 day regional ban. The maximum sentence shall be reserved only for acts of Stolen Valor which intentionally and harmfully deceive the public or undermine this act.
…1.6. Sections of regional services may be renamed after an impactful individual as an additional honor to those outlined within this act.
…1.7. The respective administrative authorities of subcommunities and internal organizations recognized by the Magisterium shall be empowered to create awards to honor substantial contributors to the community without regard for the provisions or restrictions of this act.
SECTION II. ORDER OF THE GOLDEN OCELOT
…2.1. “The Order of the Golden Ocelot” shall be the highest honor in the region, and shall be reserved for those nations who have had a long lasting impact upon the region as a result of extraordinary service above and beyond what is expected of their positions.
…2.2. A resolution shall be created, entitled “The Order of the Golden Ocelot.” It shall be maintained with a clause for each member of the order, detailing their accomplishments. This resolution may not be repealed.
…2.3. To award an individual with the Order of the Golden Ocelot, an amendment must be made to this resolution.
…2.4. If members of the Order of the Golden Ocelot perform additional deeds which are deemed worthy of the Order, an amendment must be made to their clause detailing these additional accomplishments.
…2.5. The Magisterium shall not grant the Order of the Golden Ocelot for deeds which fall solely under the category of a single Executive Honor.
…2.6. In addition to a ribbon, the Order of the Golden Ocelot shall include a medal. The designs for both the ribbon and the medal shall be the traditional models maintained in previous editions of this act.
SECTION III. EXECUTIVE HONORS
…3.1. The Delegate shall be empowered to grant Executive Honors at any point during their term. Recipients of executive honors shall be documented in a thread maintained in the Executive forum. The only Executive Honors are those established within this Section.
…3.2. The Magisterium shall be empowered to revoke Executive Honors with a majority vote. In this case, no Delegate may award the same honor to the same individual.
…3.3. The Order of Valor may be granted to exceptional military combatants and commanders who have distinguished themselves through their service to the Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army through consistent updating, triggering, or other military involvement.
…3.4. The Order of Artistry may be granted to those nations who have contributed in the realm of art and design, such as through Executive promotions, the flag of The East Pacific, or other government-related graphics.
…3.5. The Order of Culture may be granted to those nations who have made exceptional contributions in the realm of engagement and event-planning within the region and in the form of interregional events involving The East Pacific.
…3.6. The Order of Hospitality may be granted to those nations who have demonstrated personability and success in the task of recruiting individuals to The East Pacific region or its government, and/or subsequently guiding new nations to integration within the region.
…3.7. The Order of Jurisprudence may be granted to those nations within the Magisterium or the Conclave which have made substantial positive contributions to The East Pacific through the creation, refinement, or interpretation of its legal system.
…3.8. The Order of Maintenance may be granted to those individuals who work behind the scenes of the government, providing support to the regional community by creating or strengthening its infrastructure.
…3.9. The Order of the Parrot may be granted to those diplomats and Foreign Affairs policy-makers or advisors who have demonstrated tact and pride in the execution of their duties as they represent The East Pacific abroad, improve its relations with foreign regions or organizations, or make a significant impact on behalf of The East Pacific on a global stage.
…3.10. The Order of the Horse may be granted to those Delegates who have made an exceptional mark on The East Pacific through their unique leadership and delegation, especially through crisis or uncertainty. The Order of the Horse may only be granted to an individual when at least one year has passed since the end of their Delegacy.
…3.11. The ribbons of Executive Honors shall be set by the Delegate. If no ribbon exists, the Honor may still be awarded.