SECTION I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
…1.1. This act shall be known and cited as the “Transparency Act”.
…1.2. “The Executive” is defined as the Office of the Delegate and any ministries, departments, and organizations under their jurisdiction.
…1.3. “Term” is defined as a four month Delegate term, from February to June, June to October, and October to February.
…1.4. “Transparency Report” is defined as a government publication mandated by this Act.
…1.5. “Private Affairs” are defined as Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army operations, treaty negotiations, interregional diplomatic discussions, Cabinet discussions, or any other proceedings of the Executive excluded from regular Transparency Reports.
…1.6. All transparency reports must be released in the forum of the relevant government branch, in whatever subforums relevant officials so desire, provided they are accessible to all citizens.
……1.6.1. Additional publication in dispatches and/or the NationStates Gameplay forum is encouraged, but not required.
SECTION II. EXECUTIVE TRANSPARENCY
…2.1. The Executive must deliver at least one Transparency Report in the last week of each term, detailing the activities of the Executive and the accomplishments of the Delegate during the term.
……2.1.1. The Executive may deliver other Transparency Reports throughout the term as it so pleases.
…2.2. The Executive is not mandated to disclose private affairs in regular Transparency Reports, but must list those which have concluded, unless doing so would interfere with ongoing private affairs.
…2.3. Any citizen may formally request a specific Transparency Report from the Executive on private affairs thereof which have concluded. This request must be seconded by another citizen to be considered valid.
…2.4. Upon receiving a formal request for Transparency, the Executive is mandated to comply within a month of the request, unless doing so would interfere with ongoing private affairs or the interests of a friendly foreign region, in which case the Executive must announce this.
…2.5. Notwithstanding formal requests for Transparency, private affairs may not be communicated with any individual absent from the proceedings of these private affairs, unless such is authorized by the Delegate, or a relevant Executive appointee thereof.
…2.6. Documentation of the current structure of the Executive and current cabinet members must be published in the Executive forum under the Office of the Delegate subforum.
SECTION III. OTHER BRANCHES
…3.1. Closed Sessions of the Conclave and the Magisterium, and the Citadel of the Praesidium may not be communicated with any individual absent from these proceedings unless such is authorized by the Viceroy or Viceroy Designee, Provost or Deputy Provosts, and Grand Vizier or Eastern Pacific Police Service Commissioner, respectively.
…3.2. Any citizen may formally request a Transparency Report on any such proceeding after it has concluded.
…3.3. Upon receiving a formal request for Transparency, relevant authorities are mandated to comply within a month of the request, unless doing so would interfere with ongoing proceedings, in which case the relevant branch must announce this.
……3.3.1. Additionally, the Praesidium may refuse to release a Transparency Report on the basis of regional security, in which case the Praesidium must announce this.