Copy of Official Constitution and Code of the eUSA

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Copy of Official Constitution and Code of the eUSA

Post by Comrade Frank on Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:54 am

I. Governing Principle:
The two branches of government are the Executive and Congress. The branches conduct themselves based on how they and the Code define their internal and external procedures.

II. Congressional Principles:
1. Congress shall organize itself as it sees fit.

2. Congress controls the nation's money, holds authority and responsibility over allocation of tax revenue, and shall take under advisement expert opinion from the executive and military.

3. Any citizen or organization receiving funds from congress should employ those funds as indicated in the budget or funding request approved by congress.

4. In the case the eUS has no regions and there will be no in game congress, a shadow congress shall be created.  Each party will keep the same number of congress members as they received the previous month. The Party President of each non-PTO Top 5 Party will create a list of their members to be given congressional access.  Congress will then continue as it normally would.

III. Executive Principles:
1. The country president is the head of state, chief diplomat and Commander in Chief of the eUSA and its armed forces. The President as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces maintains complete control over the Armed Forces.  The country president may delegate power to congress or appoint advisers and aides to assist.

2. The country president appoints a cabinet, which administers all national programs which do not fall under the military or congress. Unless directed otherwise, programs created by Congress will transfer to the executive branch once the SoH approves of the transfer.

3. The country president may make proposals to congress which fall under his responsibilities as head of state, chief diplomat, Commander-in-Chief, and eUSA country president, after consultation with relevant bodies within the three branches if necessary.

4. As Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, the President may temporarily suspend funding of the military.
Congress will then hold an immediate vote, approving or opposing this decision, lasting for 30 hours, where a majority decision is required.  The outcome of the Congressional vote determines whether funding resumes.

IV. Military Principles:

1. The military shall be organized as prescribed in the an Appendix titled 'Constitutional Appendix: Military Organization & Roles'.

2. The Constitutional Appendix: Military Organization & Roles shall be modified following identical procedures as a Constitutional Amendment.

The Code of the eUS - Title 1: Procedure

1.1:  Quorum

1.11: Definition of a Quorum
A Quorum, the minimum number of votes necessary for any measure to become law whether those votes are “yes” votes, “no” votes, or abstentions.

1.12: Requirement for Quorum to have been deemed reached
Quorum size shall be based on a weekly sign-in thread on the forum. If the number of sign-ins is odd, then quorum is half that number rounded up to the nearest integer. If the number of sign-ins is even, then quorum is half that number plus 1.

1.2 Proposals, Votes, and Laws

1.21 Proposals
Before a proposal can be made, a member of Congress (hereafter "member") must pose the subject for discussion and allow 24 hours to pass.  The SOH or DSoH may waive this requirement if necessary.  Ten members must approve an identically worded proposal for it to come to a vote.

1.22 Voting
Voting on proposals will last 24 hours but may be extended for up to 72 hours by the SOH or DSoH at their discretion.  All members may vote. Only votes in the form of "yes" "no" or "abstain" will be counted. Proposals that require a 2/3rd majority in game to execute or Amendments to the Constitution will require a 2/3rd majority to pass. Any member may start a voting thread for a proposal after it reaches 10 approvals.  A member may change his or her vote at any time before the voting period ends.

1.23 Becoming Law
If a quorum of votes are cast (see 1.1 "Quorum"), and the required number of votes cast approve, the proposal becomes law.  Proposals amending the constitution require affirmative votes that meet or exceed 2/3 of the weekly sign-in thread for the week.  The final tally shall be performed by the SoH or a DSoH, who shall announce the final results.

1.24  Resignation of a member
In the event a member resigns from Congress, all approvals or votes made prior to the official in-game resignation shall be counted as legitimate.

1.25  Leadership Nominations and Voting
Voting on leadership positions requiring congressional approval are exempt from the above requirements and will follow the procedures outlined for selecting a Speaker of the House (see 2.21 "Selection")

The Code of the eUS - Title 2: Congressional Structure

2.1:  Structure of Congress
The structure of congress shall be determined by the SoH and/or a vote by Congress

2.2:  The Speaker of the House

2.21:  Selection
The Speaker of the House shall be selected by majority (defined as 50%+1) vote of active Congressmen prior to the expiration of the previous Speaker’s term.  It is not required that the Speaker of the House be a sitting Congressman.

A speaker is selected by a 24 hour vote from a choice of any candidates that receive 5 nominations during the 48-hour nomination period.

In the event a majority is failed to be reached during voting among more than two candidates for Speaker of the House, a new vote shall be held immediately after the close of the previous ballot including only the top two vote getters from the previous vote.

Should there be a tie between two candidates, the new Speaker of the House shall be the most senior candidate, with “most senior” being defined as that player who has spent the most terms in Congress.  In the event of a tie by that measure, the in-game experience of each player’s active account shall break the tie, with the winner being that player with the most experience.

2.22: Term of Office
The Speaker of the House shall serve a term of one (1) sessions of Congress unless impeached or resigns. The Speaker's term lasts from the 30th of each month through the 29th (with the exception of February).

2.23: Powers of the Speaker of the House
The Speaker of the House shall have any powers Congress has granted, as well and any deemed needed for smooth congressional discussion.

The Speaker shall appoint at least one Deputy Speaker and any other positions (s)he deems needed (including another Deputy and Whip).

2.24:  Removal from Office by Vote of No Confidence
The Speaker of the House shall be removed from office by a simple majority vote, at which point all appointments made by that Speaker are considered voided, and new leadership must be selected. In order for this impeachment to be voted on it must first be proposed and reach the necessary 10 approvals.

2.25:  Removal from Office due to Inactivity
Should the Speaker of the House become inactive for more than 5 days, any congressperson may immediately start a voting thread to impeach the Speaker of the House.  5 days of inactivity is defined as five days without posting on the eUS forums; days when the forums are not accessible are not counted.  A simple majority vote shall remove the Speaker of the House from office. The new Speaker of the House shall be the most senior member of Congressional leadership, with “most senior” being defined as that player who has spent the most terms in Congress.  In the event of a tie, the in-game experience of each player’s active accounts shall break the tie, with the winner being that player with the most experience.

2.26:  Removal Due to Acceptance of a Position in the Executive
If the speaker is elected to the position of President of the United States, the Speaker will be immediately removed from office and the rules in section 2.28 should be followed for the selection of a new speaker.

2.27: Moderation of Impeachment Threads
If any proposal is made to impeach the speaker, the thread will be moderated by the most senior member of congress that is not a Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Whip, President of the eUS Secretary of Defense. The moderator must have logged-in to the forums in the previous 24 hours to qualify. Seniority is determined by number of terms in U.S. Congress.  In the event of a tie, the in-game experience of each player’s active accounts shall break the tie, with the winner being that player with the most experience.



2.28: Resignation
Should the Speaker resign, he/she shall appoint an Acting Speaker of the House from amongst his/her deputies. The Acting Speaker of the House shall have all powers and responsibilities enumerated to the Speaker, and shall serve until the next congressional election. A new Speaker will then be chosen by the method established in section 2.21.

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2.3: Select Committee on Intelligence
The Select Committee on Intelligence shall be staffed by The President. The Committee must include no less than 5 current Congressmen and the CBO Director(s), as well as the Speaker of the House, or Deputy Speaker of the House, or their acceptable representative, if either can not pass security check. The President or the Secretary of Defense must attain 5 approvals from SCI members before spending any reserves except in an emergency, which only requires 3 approvals. Information provided to the Select Committee on Intelligence should be as detailed as possible. Insufficient information may be grounds for disapproval of the funding request.

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2.4:  Congressional Budget Office

2.41:  Definition of the Congressional Budget Office
The Congressional Budget Office shall execute the will of Congress regarding all expenditures.

2.42:  The Director or Directors of the Congressional Budget Office
The Congressional Budget Office shall be overseen by the Director or Directors of the Congressional Budget Office.  These Directors are selected by simple majority vote of the current Congress, and remain in place until their removal or resignation.

2.43:  Removal of the Director or Directors of the Congressional Budget Office
The Director or Directors of the Congressional Budget Office can be removed at any time, and for any reason, by majority vote of the Congress.

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2.5 IES

2.51 Definition of the IES
The IES is the agency charged with regulating immigration in an effort to prevent enemies from gaining citizenship in the eUS and ensuring our own people and ATO voters can enter as needed.
2.52 The Director of the IES
The IES shall be overseen by the Director of the IES. A new Director is selected by a vote from a choice of any candidates that receive 5 nominations during a 48-hour nomination period. Only sitting congressmen shall be allowed to nominate candidates.

2.53 Removal of the Director of the IES
The Director of the IES can be removed from his/her position at any time, for any reason, by a majority vote of the congress.

2.54 Regulations for the IES
The IES shall abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the Congress.





The Code of the eUS - Title 3: Oversight and Public Disclosure


3.1: Information

3.11:  Budget Allocations
Any budget line holders (Organizations that receive Gold or any currency from the Congressional Budget Office according the US Budget) must, at the request of Congress, submit a report to Congress (or the Select Committee on Intelligence depending on sensitivity). If the Speaker of the House determines that something has wrongly been submitted to the Select Committee on Intelligence, they may move it to the Private Congressional Affairs board.

3.12: Select Committee on Intelligence Information
The Military and President must, at the Select Committee on Intelligence's request, provide the committee with a report on how any committee-approved gold or currency was used.

The Congressional Budget Office must provide the Select Committee on Intelligence with an update on currency and gold reserves at least every week, or as soon as possible after a request from the committee.


3.2: Halting Congressional Funding

3.21: Proposal Presented by Congressional Leadership
The Speaker of the House or Deputy Speaker of the House may, at their discretion, bring a proposal for a freeze in funding before the Congress.  This proposal does not require a discussion period.

3.22:  Approving the Proposal
Upon that proposal reaching 10 approvals, the Congressional Budget Office is to immediately cease any funding related to that portion of the budget.

3.23:  Voting to Remove a Funding Freeze
At any point after the approval process, a full Congressional vote may be started by any Congressman in order to reassess the funding freeze.  The outcome of that vote determines whether the freeze continues or if funding resumes.  The house cannot re vote on a funding freeze for 72 hours after the first vote has closed.


3.3: Removal of the President of the eUnited States of America

3.31: Removal Procedure
Any Congressmen may start a forum discussion on impeachment.  This proposal must then follow the procedures described in section 1.2 Proposals, Votes, and Laws.  Upon receiving a 2/3rd majority vote, provided quorum has been met, an in-game impeachment may be proposed.

3.32: Penalties for improper procedure
Any Congressman proposing an in-game impeachment without having followed the procedure described in section 3.3 of the eUS Code shall have their forum privileges suspended pending disciplinary action to be determined by the Speaker of the House.


The Code of the eUS - Title 4: Rules and Regulations Adopted by Congress


4.1  Congressional Budget

4.11 Budget Regulations

The Congressional budget shall:

-   Be in a format that allows the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to determine which line
holders get money and how much they are authorized
-   Take effect the next full week after adoption
-   Remain in effect until superseded by another Congressional budget or amended budget.

4.12 Budget Amendments and Changes

4.121
Any amendment to the budget shall be presumed to take effect at the start of the next full week, unless the amendment contains a provision authorizing disbursement of funding during the week of the amendment’s adoption.

4.122
If the eUS experiences a drastic change in Weekly Income as the result of unforeseen circumstances, (i.e Invasion, Monetary Market Collapse, unexplained admin changes) which results in the CBO unable to meet requirements outlined in the budget, then the Director(s) of the CBO shall reduce all line holders of the eUS budget by the same percentage until outlays equal income.  This policy will remain in effect until weekly income is recovered or congress passes a new budget.


Constitutional Appendix: Department of Defense Organization & Roles


The Secretary of Defense is a Cabinet position appointed by the President. The Secretary of Defense and his Deputies serve at the pleasure of the President. The Department of Defense shall be led by the Secretary of Defense and his Deputies. The Department of Defense shall execute the orders of the President of the United States and manage DoD orders pursuant to the President’s will. The Department of Defense has authority over all financial disbursements to elements of the armed forces, based on the monthly budget passed by Congress.

An armed forces entity, as used below, is defined as any group of players with the specific purpose of fighting together. This term includes both official military branches and militias alike.

Any armed forces entity wishing to receive Department of Defense funding must apply to the Department of Defense and submit the required information. The Department of Defense will then disburse funding to the armed forces entity so long as that entity is acting consistent with the orders of the President, and providing necessary accountability to the Department of Defense.

In order to be eligible for funding, each armed forces entity must provide current (less than 1 week old) information on the following:

1. Listing of all communes the armed forces entity owns

2. A complete roster, including soldier name, strength and employment

3. Access to live orders

4. Establish daily orders that are consistent with the goals of the United States and the orders of the President.

‘Consistent with the goals of the United States and the orders of the President’ is defined as:

- Directing damage toward battles determined by the POTUS/Department of Defense to be priorities

Access to submitted information will be restricted to Department of Defense personnel, appropriate members of the executive staff, the POTUS and the Select Committee on Intelligence (by request).

The President shall have the authority to constitute and manage official branches of the United States Armed Forces, which will be subject to the direct control of the executive via the Department of the Defense and the Secretary of Defense. Such branches are distinguished from the above “armed forces entities” by their official nature and the direct control of the executive.

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