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Revision as of 00:51, 5 March 2020

This page lists proposals in the Epsilonian Republic's house of representatives, along with other votes, and their statuses.

ACTIVE PROPOSALS

ENACTED PROPOSALS

ER-01A-EMERGENCY

Proposer(s): Vulpicula
ER-01A-EMERGENCY was an informal emergency vote on suspending the powers and roles of discord administrators in the Republic. The vote ended early after hitting 7/0.

Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
94 (15) 0 (0)

ER-02A-EMERGENCY

Proposer(s): Vulpicula
ER-02A-EMERGENCY aims to modify article 35 of the Epsilonian Republic Constitution, which prior to the vote was "Elections are held during the span of 1 week to 1 month after a previous election depending on the situation."

The goal of ER-02A-EMERGENCY is to set a more rigid voting period, and wishes to change Article 35 to the following, and create a designated chapter of the constitution specifically for electoral matters.

Art. 35: Election periods are to be as follows:
(a) Elections may happen no later than four months after the previous election.
(b) Elections may happen no sooner than one month after the previous election.
(c) At any point after B, and before A, a member of Parliament with the support of 4 other members of Parliament may put forwards a vote to have a new election. Should this vote receive a majority "YEA" vote, parliament will be dissolved, and an election will begin no later than three days after the vote.
(d) Each election period shall last at least one week, and no more than one month, allowing ample time for debate, campaign, and the forming of manifestos and goals for the upcoming parliamentary term.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
78 (13) 4 (1)

ER-03A-EMERGENCY

Proposer(s): Vulpicula & EliteNeon
ER-03A-EMERGENCY aims to modify article 31 of the Epsilonian Republic Constitution, which prior to the vote specified the amount of seats a town of each rank got in parliament. This proposal seeks to modify this, and give more representation to larger cities.

The proposal, if passed, would change article 31 to the following:

Art 31. Members of the Republic of Epsilon must have representatives in the House of Representatives for their towns. The amount of representatives each town has will be distributed based on the rank, with the number being as follows.
1 - Unranked (SAME)
2 - Councillor (SAME)
4 - Mayor (+1)
6 - Senator (+2)
8 - Governor (+3)
12 - Premier (+6)

Please note that the number/txt following each rank will not be added into the amendment itself, and is there to indicate the change compared to what was given to these ranks.

Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
79 (13) 10 (2)

ER-03B-EMERGENCY

Proposer(s): Vulpicula
ER-03B-EMERGENCY aims to remove the ability to grant extra seats to towns for any reason aside from them ranking up with in-game MRT ranks. This prevents towns from gaining votes for subjective or political reasons, and aims to block a potential source of gerrymandering and corruption.

The proposal, if passed, would create an article named Article 31b, which would be the following:

Art 31b. Towns may not be granted extra seats for any reason aside from the town ranking up on the MRT.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
70 (9) 12 (4)

ER-03C-EMERGENCY

Proposer(s): Vulpicula
ER-03C-EMERGENCY aims block a potential source of corruption, by mandating minimum size requirements for unranked towns. This minimum size consists of (1) fully completed building or structure. The goal of this proposal is to block a method gerrymandering and corruption, whereby a bad actor could create several unranked towns with very little effort, and add them to the Republic, giving them more seats. Pre-existing towns such as Tropica that do not meet these requirements will be automatically grandfathered in.

The proposal, if passed, would create an article named Article 31c, which would be the following:

Art 31c. Unranked towns must have a minimum of (1) fully completed building or structure in order to be admitted into the Republic, and gain seats in the House of Representatives. 
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
94 (15) 4 (1)

ER-04A-EMERGENCY

Proposer(s): Vulpicula
ER-04A-EMERGENCY aims to modify how parliament is voted in, and abandon the use of blargbot in favour of a system that allows for vote splitting, and secret ballots.

This new system would use google forms, and be maintained by an elected official, known as the Minister of Elections. A trial run of the system can be seen here: https://forms.gle/wMnPnALUb3kftTQH9

This proposal, if passed, would split Article 35 into Article 35a, and Article 35b. Article 35a would contain the old text of Article 35, which was recently modified as a result of ER-02A-EMERGENCY.

Article 35b would read as follows:

Art. 35: Elections for Parliament are to be held through Google Forms. Elections for Parliament will last for a week, as specified in Article 35a, and will run concurrently with the Presidential Elections.
The following conditions must be met in order for Parliamentary Election to be valid:
(a) The Google Form must allow for each city to split its own seats between every extant party (including independent) however that city likes, and allow for that city (along with every city owned by that Member of the Republic) to split 'ALL' of its seats, should it choose to.
(b) No party shall be excluded from the ballot.
(c) Members of the Republic must be allowed to vote once for each of their cities.
(d) Members of the Republic must be able to recant their vote by contacting the Minister of Elections with their verification code, and be able to request that their vote be deleted, allowing them to resubmit their vote.
In order to vote, members would need to vote once for each of their cities, generating a different verification code each time, and messaging that to the Minister of Elections. If a city desires to revote, it may revoke its verification code by contacting the Minister of Elections, who is to then delete that city's vote, allowing them to resubmit their vote.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
142 (15) 0 (0)

ER-04B-EMERGENCY

Proposer(s): Vulpicula
ER-04B-EMERGENCY aims to modify how the president is voted in, and abandon the use of blargbot in favour of a system that allows for ranked voting, and secret ballots.

This new system would use google forms, and be maintained by an elected official, known as the Minister of Elections. A trial run of the system can be seen here: https://forms.gle/S9i6FygJ81PFnwBNA

This proposal, if passed, would append Article 35 of the constitution, adding a section known as Article 35c.

Article 35c would read as follows:

Art. 35c: Elections for the Presidency are to be held through Google Forms. Elections for the Presidency will last for a week, as specified in Article 35a, and will run concurrently with the Parliamentary Elections. Member of the Republic may vote exactly once, and in order to vote members must supply the Minister of Elections with a verification code that they used in the form. The following conditions must be met in order for the Presidential election to be considered valid:
(a) The form itself must allow for the voter to rank each candidate, and no candidate, provided they are a Member of the Republic of Epsilon, may be excluded.
(b) The ballots are to be calculated using the single transferable vote method, until only two candidates remain. Of these, the one with the most votes shall be elected as President of the Republic.
(c) Members of the Republic must be able to recant their vote by contacting the Minister of Elections with their verification code, and be able to request that their vote be deleted, allowing them to resubmit their vote.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
134 (14) 0 (0)

ER-04C-EMERGENCY

Proposer(s): Vulpicula
ER-04C-EMERGENCY aims establish a position known as the "Minister of Elections."

This position would be tasked with running and maintaining a fair and unbiased electoral system.

This proposal, if passed, would append Article 35 of the constitution, adding a section known as Article 35d.

Article 35d would read as follows:

Art. 35: The Electoral System shall be maintained by an elected official known as the Minister of Elections, who shall serve for '(1)', and only '(1)' consecutive parliamentary term at a time. This Minister is to ensure with utmost care that the electoral system remains open, accessible, and free. All changes put forth by the Minister of Elections to the voting system must be approved by the House of Representatives, with at least a '(75%)' FOR vote.
If the Minister of Elections is ever found to be tampering with this system without the permission of the House of Representatives, they are to be removed from the position, and banished from the Republic permanently. Investigations of corruption shall be handled by the Judiciary, and the Minister of Elections, along with any other Ministers, are required to cooperate.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
134 (14) 6 (1)

ER-04D-EMERGENCY

Proposer(s): Vulpicula
ER-04D-EMERGENCY aims to improve the transparency of elections by mandating the publicizing of voting results.

This proposal, if passed, would append Article 35 of the constitution, adding a section known as Article 35e.

Article 35e would read as follows:

Art. 35: Following every election in the Republic of Epsilon, the Minister of Elections has at most, '(72)' hours to release results to the public in an accessible manner, in a way that all persons, both Members of the Republic and not, are able to see it. Percentage of the vote MUST be shown, and it is encouraged to list voting numbers as well. 

Names and Verification codes are not to be released (with the exception listed below), and any Minister of Elections caught doing is to have their position put up for a vote, with them being unable to run for at least '(1)' term after. However, names and Verification codes are allowed to be released in one circumstance only, and that is under the suspicion of an individual voting more than once by using alternate accounts. Such data is to be handed over to the judiciary immediately, and then released publicly. Those not suspected of using accounts must have their names and verification codes remain private still.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
134 (14) 0 (0)

ER-05A-EMERGENCY

Proposer(s): Vulpicula
ER-05A-EMERGENCY aims to formally remove discord Administrator as a separate position of government, and instead replacing the position with the Minister of Communications, the President, the Vice President, and the Prime Minister. It aims to do this by modifying Article 43 from the Epsilonian Republic's Constitution.

Article 43 would read as follows:

Art. 43: The administrative permissions over the Republic of Epsilon discord shall be granted to those elected to the ranks of President, Vice President, or Prime Minister.
These permissions shall be revoked from the holders of these positions should they either lose a vote of no confidence, or have been found to have violated the constitution. 
A position of Minister of Communications shall also be established, which will serve as an appointed or elected discord Administrator. Upon a new election of a new President, the president may, at their discretion, appoint, or start an election for a new Minister of Communications.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
156 (17) 0 (0)

ER-05B-EMERGENCY

Proposer(s): Vulpicula
ER-05B-EMERGENCY aims to formally remove discord Administrator as a separate position of government, due to a long history of autocratic rule stemming from the position. It aims to do this by removing Article 51 and Article 52 from the Republic of Epsilon's constitution.

Article 51 currently is as follows:

Art. 51: Future Administrator candidates of the Republic of Epsilon discord should not be subject to political party politics during an Administrator election. Administrators will have a tenure of two parliamentary sessions after a political election and will be subject to re-election or resign.

Article 52 is currently as follows:

Art. 52: Administrators should hold elections for the House of Representatives if necessary.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
135 (15) 19 (1)

ER-06A-EMERGENCY

Proposer(s): Vulpicula
ER-06A-EMERGENCY aims to correct an oversight proposals ER-04B-EMERGENCY and ER-02A-EMERGENCY. ER-04B-EMERGENCY and ER-02A-EMERGENCY brought modifications to Article 35, creating a ranked voting system. However, due to an oversight, Article 43 was left untouched. Article 43 now is in conflict with Article 35, and must be removed to fix this.

Article 43 currently is as follows:

Art. 43. A two round voting system shall be enacted, with the first round determining parliamentary seats for political parties. The second round will determine the President with a two-horse race of the leaders of the two biggest parties. These voting systems will be taken place in a period of a week for campaigning.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
137 (16) 19 (1)

ER-08A

Main Article: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Act
Proposer(s): SansNotLuigi
ER-08A, hereby known as The Department of Foreign Affairs Act, seeks to establish a formal government wing dedicated to diplomacy with other nations on the MRT, by doing the following:

1) There shall be a new Department of the Republic of Epsilon named the Department of Foreign Affairs.
2) The president shall appoint a Head of Foreign Affairs. This Head of Foreign Affairs shall appoint Department of Foreign Affairs employees. 
3) The position of Ambassador shall be created. This position shall be under the Department of Foreign Affairs.
4) The president shall appoint ambassadors to specific countries.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
112 (14) 25 (2)

ER-09A

Main Article: Ministry of Transportation Act
Proposer(s): ModernArt
ER-09A, hereby known as The Ministry of Transportation Act, seeks to amalgamate the various transportation ministries under a single banner while maintaining their various jobs, by doing the following:

1) There should be one Ministry of Transportation where all Rail, Air, and Sea divisions are still intact but are simplified into one official ministry of government.
2) There should be a joint-venture of multiple different third party transportation companies to work on a foundational national project that can connect parts of the country using Sea, Land and Air methods.
3) There should be a bipartisan effort to nationalize only joint ventures, and not make a single company for the whole of the Republic of Epsilon.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
111 (13) 26 (3)

ER-10A

Proposer(s): Echohue
ER-10A aims to remove Article 30 from the constitution. The proposer, Echohue, sees this article as an archaic holdover from the past era, and wishes to remove it outright to further the autonomy and freedom granted to towns.

Article 30 is currently as follows:

Art. 30. All towns in the Republic of Epsilon are encouraged to have a noticeable flag in their town hoisted on soil and a banner in their town hall of the Republic of Epsilon.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
140 (15) 20 (2)

ER-12A

Main Article: Legislative Standards Act
Proposer: Johngi

ER-12A aims to create a standardized format for all pieces of legislation.

Full proposal: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eDjlK11oSSd_7ykeQ6S2K6r_-2kj7tw_d6SFfu3xQSY/edit

Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
118 (11) 0 (0)

ER-13A

Proposer(s): Echohue
ER-13A, hereby known as the Epsilon Discord Codification Act, aims to set the Republic of Epsilon's discord as the standard method of communication and voting for the discord. The full text can be found below:

The Epsilon Discord Codification Act
Whereas Epsilon’s Discord is the primary method of communication within the republic, I move to make this official and require all Epsilon members to be within the discord in order to vote and converse. 
(a) All epsilon members shall be required to have a discord account within the Republic of Epsilon Discord, within 30 days of this proposal becoming law. 
(b) Members who leave the Republic of Epsilon Discord will be removed from the republic within 30 days. 
(c) All voting shall be conducted via the discord so that vote counts are uniform and easy to tally.
(d) There shall be no exceptions made to this bill except for another bill amending it.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
120 (12) 32 (4)

ER-14A

Proposer(s): Johngi
ER-14A aims to modify The Department of Foreign Affairs Act (ER-08A), and the Ministry of Transportation Act (ER-09-A), and bring them into compliance with ER-12-A.

Full proposal: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17uBPsmiKRG-HG9ss5XA3OEH0BnuljUpg2y5lA4Bu4rI/edit

Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
145 (15) 0 (0)

ER-15A

Proposer(s): Purrcat2010

ER-15A, named the "Name Your Resolutions Act", aims to regulate naming of resolutions. It states that if one were to submit a resolution, one would have to name their resolution with more than just the current format of ER-(number)(part).

Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
164 (15) 11 (1)

ER-17A

Proposer(s): EliteNeon

ER-17A, named the "Fair and Simple Voting Act", aims to simplify the process of house voting by putting into law that the full text of a resolution should be displayed in #roe-private-member-elections.

AN ACT - To ensure that the full text of a resolution shall be displayed in #roe-member-private-elections to simplify and make easier the process of voting in the House.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
79 (9) 38 (2)

ER-18A

Proposer(s): EliteNeon

ER-18A is a proposal that aims to preserve Epsilon's nature by creating a Federal Department of Land Services, which would oversee the creation of National Parks.

AN ACT - To establish a Federal Department of Land Services which shall oversee the creation and management of preserved server land that shall be used as National Parks. The National Parks shall entail a welcome center, with limited commercial services and housing, a hotel, and a park office; and land that is relatively in its natural state which is preserved for public viewing and consumption. The natural land should entail a clear majority of the allotted land. Any National Parks that are already in use as directed and owned by member states may be considered by act of Congress an Epsilon National Park. Private transportation companies, if presented with the opportunity, shall be allowed to service these National Parks. A cabinet position will be established to head the Department of Land Services and will be appointed by the administration.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
117 (11) 0 (0)

ER-19A

Proposers: EliteNeon

ER-19A, named the "National Capital Act", aims to set a national capital of Epsilon in place by appointing a 5-person committee to do so.

AN ACT - To establish a 5 member committee, headed by Rep. EliteNeon, with the rest of the vacancies to be nominated and confirmed by Parliament, to find a spot for a new National Capital. The Capital should entail a central government building, which shall house the Parliament, the Court, and the offices of the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and the Leader of the Opposition. The Ministries shall be housed in individual office buildings within the immediate vicinity of the central government building, or Capitol Building. The spot chosen by the committee shall only be the Capital if Parliament approves the site. The spot is preferred to be a new city, but currently existing towns and cities will be considered.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
96 (10) 21 (1)

FAILED PROPOSALS

ER-07A

Proposer(s): LegendPheonix26
ER-07A aims to modify roles in the official Republic discord by ordering the creation of a role for every town in the Republic, and assigning those roles to the mayor and deputy mayor of that town.

Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
13 (3) 125 (13)

ER-10B

Proposer(s): Echohue
ER-010B aims to remove Article 32 from the constitution. The proposer, Echohue, sees this article as an archaic holdover from the past era, and wishes to remove it outright to further the autonomy and freedom granted to towns.

Article 32 is currently as follows:

Art. 32. Members have to allow free movement of people between any other town under the Republic of Epsilon.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
90 (8) 52 (8)

ER-10B-CHALLENGE

Proposer(s): ModernArt
ER-10B-CHALLENGE aims to challenge the current proposal by Echohue to remove Article 32 from the constitution. It seems to challenge it by modifying Article 32, by changing "have to" to "strongly recommended." The desired outcome of this is to further the freedoms and autonomy of towns, while also encouraging national unity and cooperation.

Article 32 would read as follows:

Art. 32. Members are strongly recommended allow free movement of people between any other town under the Republic of Epsilon.
Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
43 (6) 116 (10)

ER-11A

Proposer: Vroomba

ER-11A aims to improve the city of Pixl's infrastructure by adding the Hwy-100/Hwy-401 Interchange.

Full proposal: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sBJyUa03GqIXEu_fp-oSgaTCKb8ZFrj8TB_nHnzgM_w/edit

As per the wishes of the proposer(s), this proposal was removed from the floor before the voting period concluded.

ER-16A

Proposer(s): Purrcat2010

ER-16A, named the "Repeal the Epsilon Discord Codification Act", aims to repeal the Epsilon Discord Codification Act, which states that the Republic of Epsilon's Discord shall be the main method of government procedures. The act states that discord should not be forced upon anyone.

Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
28 (2) 147 (14)

VETOED PROPOSALS

ER-15A

Proposer(s): Purrcat2010
Reason for Veto: Goals and aims already covered by the Legislative Standards Act.

ER-15A, named the "Name Your Resolutions Act", aims to regulate naming of resolutions. It states that if one were to submit a resolution, one would have to name their resolution with more than just the current format of ER-(number)(part).

Seats for (Votes) Seats against (Votes)
164 (15) 11 (1)