Monday, February 26, 2007

Proposal: Motions

8-0. Reached Quorum.—Chronos

Adminned at 27 Feb 2007 00:25:14 UTC

Create a Dynastic rule named Assembly:

The corpus of all Iudices shall be addressed as The Iudices Assembled.

Create a Wiki page named Motions

Create a Dynastic rule named Motions:

A motion may be made by an Iudex for the consideration of The Iudices Assembled. The Iudex making the Motion, known as the mover, shall create an entry in the page named [[Motions]] with the format “*[[Motion to (Subject) - ~~~~]]”.

The mover shall then proceed to describe, in the such created Motion Page, the effects e desires to come into existence should said Motion come to approval. The describing of the effects shall start with the phrase “I move the adoption of the following resolution,”

If it is desired to give the reasons for the resolution, they may be stated in a preamble, each clause of which constitutes a paragraph beginning with “Whereas.”, preceding the “I move…” phrase. The preamble shall never contain a period, but each paragraph shall close with a comma or semicolon, followed by “and,” except the last paragraph, which shall close with the word “therefore,”.

Before a Motion can be taken into consideration by The Iudices Assembled, it shall be seconded by an Iudex, known as the seconder, other than the mover. The seconder shall register eir intention by noting it immediately under the Motion head in the Motions Page with an entry in the format “**[[Seconded by ~~~~]]”.

If 24 hours elapses since the making of a Motion before it is Seconded, that Motion shall be considered as Lost, and shall be signed so by appending the wording “(LOST)” to its head in the Motions Page.

Once a Motion has been seconded, its mover is entitled to start Debate on it. In order to do so, e shall post an entry to Blognomic’s main page, with the header “Debate on the Motion to (Subject) – (Date)”, where the (Date) shall be the same as the one stamped at its entry in the Motions Page.

If 24 hours elapses since the seconding of a Motion before its mover starts Debates on it, that Motion shall be considered as Lost, and shall be signed so by appending the wording “(LOST)” to its head in the Motions Page.

Once a Motion is in Debate, to assist in the proper disposal of the question, Subsidiary Motions may be used. A Subsidiary Motion shall be done only under another Motion, which becomes its Main Motion, and follows the same protocol of other Motions, with these exceptions:

* It must be posted immediately under the entry seconding the Main Motion’s head, or its last subsidiary Motion, with the format “**[[Motion to (Subject) - ~~~~]]”;
* A subsidiary Motion shall never be the Main Motion for other subsidiary Motions;
* All entries under a Subsidiary Motion shall have an extra “*” before its mandated format;
* Its describing shall start with “I move the Main Motion be amended as follows,” instead of the usual text for motions.

The seconding of a Subsidiary Motion interrupts Debate on its Main Motion, which shall be noted by the seconder as a comment to the Debate post reading only “Interrupted until appreciation of Secondary Motion to (Subject) – (Date)”, where the (Date) shall be the same as the one stamped at the Subsidiary’s entry in the Motions Page.

If no more Subsidiary Motions are pending to a Motion, any Iudex may restart Debate on that Motion by making a comment reading only “Debate Resumed”.

Debate closes whenever 24 hours has been passed since the time of its posting or its last comment, whichever is last. Comments interrupting Debate or resuming it shall not be considered for that purpose, neither shall be counted the time elapsed between such comments. When the Debate closes, any Iudex may sign so by making a comment to it reading only “Debate closed” and an entry in the Motions Page immediately under the entry seconding its Motion’s head, or its last subsidiary Motion, with the format “**[[Debate Closed—~~~~]]”.

Once Debate has closed on a Motion, any Iudex may declare eir vote on that Motion by making an entry in the Motions Page immediately under the “Debate Closed” entry on that Motion, with the format “**[[Aye—~~~~]]”, if e agrees with the Motion, or the Format “**[[No—~~~~]]”, if e doesn’t. The votes of the mover and the seconder are presumed to be Aye. If either the mover or the seconder of a Motion votes No on that Motion, that Motion is immediately Lost , and shall be signed so by appending the wording “(LOST)” to its head in the Motions Page.

A Motion shall be signed as Adopted if, and only if, all of these conditions are true:

* 24 hours has passed since its Debate has been closed;
* It has at least 3 Ayes;
* It has more Ayes than Noes.

A motion is signed as Adopted by appending the wording “(ADOPTED)” to its head in the Motions Page.

If 24 hours has passed since Debate has been closed on a Motion and that Motion cannot be Adopted, it is Lost , and shall be signed so by appending the wording “(LOST)” to its head in the Motions Page.

Once a subsidiary Motion is signed as Adopted, any changes it mandates into its Main Motion shall be made. Any other changes mandated by subsidiary Motions, i.e. all changes to things other than its Main Motion, shall be ignored.

Once a non-subsidiary Motion is signed as Adopted, the text “I move the adoption of the following resolution,” shall be substituted by “It is resolved by The Iudices Assembled that”. A sub-rule named after the (Subject) of the newly adopted Motion shall then be created under the dynastic sub-rule Adopted Motions, and the entire text of the newly adopted Motion shall be copied into that new sub-rule.

An Iudex cannot make a non-subsidiary Motion if e is the mover of another non-subsidiary Motion that has not been marked either as LOST or ADOPTED.

An Iudex cannot make a Subsidiary Motion if e is the mover of another Subsidiary Motion to the same Main Motion, even if that Subsidiary Motion has already been marked either as LOST or ADOPTED.

Create an empty Dynastic sub-rule to Motions named Adopted Motions.

 

Comments

Tiberias:

02-26-2007 19:17:38 UTC

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Clucky:

02-26-2007 19:49:18 UTC

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It would nice to have a distinction between motions and proposals.

Are you simply ignoring the concept of proposals this dynasty and requiring everything to be done through motion? Or will motions simply affect what can be written in a motion?

ChronosPhaenon:

02-26-2007 20:12:39 UTC

Is there not a distinction?

I’m requiring everething that doesn’t affect core rules to be done through motions.

Hix:

02-26-2007 20:23:32 UTC

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*[[Motion to Enactment of “Proposal: Motions” - Hix 20:23, 26 Feb 2007 (GMT)]]

Whereas this proposal of the Arbiter Iuri is a most excellent one, and

whereas such a procedural theme is long overdue at Blognomic, and

whereas I do not see any major loopholes, therefore

I move the adoption of the following resolution, the Ruleset and Gamestate shall be updated to include the specified effects of this Proposal.

Rodney:

02-26-2007 20:34:32 UTC

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Hix:

02-26-2007 21:07:12 UTC

Chronos, can you confirm that the period following “whereas” is an obvious typo?  It does seem to conflict with the requirement that the preamble contain no periods, not to mention that it would be really weird to have periods there.

Axeling:

02-26-2007 21:07:16 UTC

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Amnistar:

02-26-2007 21:10:16 UTC

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Seebo:

02-26-2007 21:40:55 UTC

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