In this dispatch you can find useful information about the Senate of the New Western Atlantic
The Senate, as per the Constitution, is the unicameral legislature of the New Western Atlantic.
The legislature, known as the Senate shall be composed of elected citizen nations of the New Western Atlantic.
All legislative powers shall be vested in the Senate.
The Senate shall consist of a minimum of 10 Senators, and the Monarch may increase the set amount as he sees fit. Elections for the Senate shall be held every three months.
Legislative Proposals may be submitted for consideration to the Senate by any resident. Each proposal shall have time for debate within the New Western Atlantic. The Senate may amend any Proposal before voting, if deemed necessary. Proposals must pass with a majority from the Senate before becoming Law.
The Senate, with two thirds of its members in support, shall bring forth charges against a specified person. Should the threshold be met, a trial shall be set in the High Court whom may then determine the verdict. If a guilty verdict is reached, the court will proceed by declaring the removal of the convicted individual from government.
The Senate will be led by the majority party, or the majority coalition, and they will select their leader who will control the Senate's agenda. The largest minority opposition party may select their own leader. The leader of the majority party or majority coalition shall be the Chancellor of the Senate. The leader of the largest minority party of minority coalition shall be the Shadow Chancellor. In the even that there is no majority party of coalition, the Senate will elect its Chancellor, this system of voting is to be the same as the Prime Minister election where a majority threshold is required.
The Senate shall have the power to declare war and review treaties with foreign regions.
The Deputy Prime Minister shall be an unofficial member of the Senate, and will only vote should a tie occur.
The Senate shall have the authority to create inferior courts to the High Court.
The Senate shall have the authority to determine regulations on snap elections, so long as they do not violate any portion of this constitution.
The Senate shall be prohibited from passing legislation that retroactively changes the legal consequence of an action that was previously committed before the enactment of the law.
Party Standings and Senators
..... ACT - 13 seats
..... CON - 8 seats
..... LIB - 5 seats
..... SOC - 2 seats
..... NAT - 2 seats
LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS
SOCIAL BLOC CAUCUS