The Assembly is the legislature of the Coalition of the South Pacific. It holds the supreme legislative authority in the region and anything else that lies under the Coalition government's jurisdiction. The Assembly's main job is making laws that govern the region, but it is also responsible for electing or recalling government officials, approving appointments and decisions from other branches of the government, and more. The Assembly is comprised of legislators who join voluntarily. The Chair of the Assembly (CoA) (currently The Haughtherlands (Cryophoric#6034)) is in charge of keeping the Assembly in order and dealing with paperwork. Joining the Assembly is one of the easiest ways to get involved in our region's politics and learn how to make laws!
Joining the Assembly
It is very easy to join this body, just sign up for it here! After you have joined, we recommend you to read this beginner guide to learn how to participate in the body. Business of the Assembly happens on the Assembly Hall area on our forum.
Powers and roles
These are the Assembly's main powers and purposes:
Making laws and resolutions that govern the Coalition
Electing the Cabinet and the Delegate
Approving appointments and nominations from other branches
Recalling government officials
Approving the continuation of an Executive Order
Requesting the review of a Proscription
You can learn more about them here.
The Assembly has a simple procedure for passing legislation:
The first two steps are nearly the same for everything for all types of legislation. The voting step varies by the type of legislation.
Where to find laws and legislative history?
The Chair of the Assembly (CoA)
The Chair of Assembly is the official which moderates debates, maintains the law archive, conducts votes, and ensures every piece of legislation meets the standard. The Chair is elected by legislators, and the elections begin eight days before the end of the current Chair's term (which is usually 4 months long). You can find out more about this position here.
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