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Dawtania wrote:As Kavagrad's amendment has passed the GA, I now open my new bill, the Electoral Conduct Act, up for discussion:
Overview

Purpose

The bill seeks to establish regulations for electoral conduct.

Author/Signatory

Dawtania

Result

? Yes, ? No

Proposed Law

  1. Platforms utilised by a significant proportion of the region for communication purposes, including, but not limited to, NationStates and the regional Discord server, shall hereby be known as regional platforms

  2. Individuals may not utilise any powers they have on regional platforms to campaign for themselves or another candidate during an election with intent

  3. Individuals may not utilise any powers they have on regional platforms to campaign for or against a constitutional amendment up for discussion or referendum with intent

  4. Individuals may not utilise any powers they have on regional platforms to knowingly and purposely damage, or attempt to damage, any candidate's campaign as their sole intent

  5. An individual may not send a mass telegram to voters to campaign for or against any candidate during an election, or a constitutional amendment up for discussion or referendum

  6. A member of the election committee may not be a candidate running in the relevant election, unless absolutely necessary as dictated by the Constitution

  7. A member of the election committee may not share the details of the election results to any individual not part of the committee until after the relevant voting period has ended

  8. A member of the election committee may not reveal the vote of any individual at any time during or after the relevant voting period

  9. A member of the election committee may not use their position in the electoral committee, or knowledge of any private or classified information gained from serving in the said position, for malicious intent

  10. A member of the election committee may not intentionally misrepresent the true outcome of an election

  11. A member of the election committee may not maliciously tamper with votes

  12. Any violation(s) of these provisions shall be regarded as a criminal offence


    Read dispatch

    It should be titled the Electoral Conduct Bill, not Act. It becomes an Act if passed into law.

    That being said, I question whether this should instead be included in the Criminal Offence Act.

    Alternatively, all criminal offences relating to elections should be in this bill and scrapped from the COA.

    I think a better way to set it out could be a definition at the start along the lines of "Platforms utilised by a significant proportion of the region for communication purposes, including, but not limited to, NationStates and the regional Discord server, shall hereby be known as regional platforms" and then use that throughout, rather than constantly repeating yourself.

    Clause 5 should not be included. Where possible, yes there should be no candidates in the electoral committee, but for the founder position if all three are running, then one must be on the committee for vote clarification.

    UK English should be used as per precedent - super picky but "utilize" should be "utilise". 😋

    Mentioning "regional officer, administrator, or moderator" is restrictive. For example, the Discord admin team has the ability to allow someone not in any of those post to #announcements, and with this law they could technically use it for those purposes. Just generalise to anyone with the capacity to do so.

    Does clause 3 stop endorsements? One could make a case that endorsements effectively "damage" an opponent's campaign. This feels open to being abused.

    Otherwise, I overall agree with the substantial nature of the bill.

    The Criminal Offence Amendment (In-Court Offences) has been applied to the Criminal Offence Act and archived on the founder account.

    Overview


    Purpose

    The amendment seeks to add offences constituting contempt of court to regional law and add flexibility to the sentences available to presiding judges.

    Author/Signatory

    Kavagrad

    Result

    6 Yes, 0 No

    Existing Law


    1. A nation shall be issued a banjection of length deemed suitable by the Justices and immediate ejection from all positions if they commit any of the following:

      1. Acceptance of a bribe or inducement that has the intention of influencing a party in the Supreme Court to testify false information

      2. Bribery or inducement of a member of government, with the intention of influencing a government decision or action

      3. Bribery or inducement of a witness or party in the Supreme Court to testify false information

      4. Creation of false official government documents, with malicious intent

      5. Disclosure of confidential government communications or classified information, with malicious intent

      6. False representation as a member of government, with malicious intent

      7. Intentional misrepresentation of the true outcome of an election as an election moderator

      8. Malicious tampering of votes as an election moderator

      9. Obstruction of a Supreme Court order

      10. Participation in the invasion of an allied region

      11. Posting discriminatory content on the basis of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, disability, or socioeconomic status

      12. Slander, libel, or blackmail against a nation in good standing

      13. Spamming or trolling that disrupts regional activity or personal communications

      14. Support for a far right-wing ideology

      15. Treason, defined as the illegitimate overthrowal of a lawfully-elected government, or seditious conspiracy to do so

      16. Withholding knowledge of a serious offence, with malicious intent

    2. A member of government shall be issued a banjection of length deemed suitable by the Justices, immediate ejection from all positions, and/or a ban from holding all positions if they commit any of the following:

      1. Acceptance of a bribe or inducement that has the intention of influencing a government decision or action

      2. Repeated abuse of lawfully-granted regional authority abilities

    3. If a banjection is believed to be urgently required, any nation with Border Control authority may immediately execute the action

    4. A member nation or affected party may appeal to lift a banjection:

      1. After six months, or a sooner time as ruled by the Supreme Court, if the banjection was court-ruled or failed to be overturned

      2. Immediately if the banjection was not court-ruled and has not since been formally contested

    Proposed Law


    1. A nation shall be issued a banjection of length deemed suitable by the presiding judge and/or immediate ejection from all positions if they commit any of the following:

      1. Acceptance of a bribe or inducement that has the intention of influencing a party in the Supreme Court to testify false information

      2. Bribery or inducement of a member of government, with the intention of influencing a government decision or action

      3. Bribery or inducement of a witness or party in the Supreme Court to testify false information

      4. Creation of false official government documents, with malicious intent

      5. Disclosure of confidential government communications or classified information, with malicious intent

      6. False representation as a member of government, with malicious intent

      7. Intentional misrepresentation of the true outcome of an election as an election moderator

      8. Malicious tampering of votes as an election moderator

      9. Obstruction of a Supreme Court order

      10. Participation in the invasion of an allied region

      11. Posting discriminatory content on the basis of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, disability, or socioeconomic status

      12. Slander, libel, or blackmail against a nation in good standing

      13. Spamming or trolling that disrupts regional activity or personal communications

      14. Support for a far right-wing ideology

      15. Treason, defined as the illegitimate overthrowal of a lawfully-elected government, or seditious conspiracy to do so

      16. Withholding knowledge of a serious offence, with malicious intent

    2. A member of government shall be issued a banjection of length deemed suitable by the presiding judge, immediate ejection from all positions, and/or a ban from holding all positions if they commit any of the following:

      1. Acceptance of a bribe or inducement that has the intention of influencing a government decision or action

      2. Repeated abuse of lawfully-granted regional authority abilities

    3. A nation shall be immediately issued a punishment deemed suitable by a presiding judge if they commit any of the following acts constituting contempt of court during the trial process:

      1. Falsification of evidence for use within a trial

      2. Refusal to comply with an order of the presiding judge that falls outside of existing law

      3. Use of falsified evidence in a trial, with intent

      4. Violation of legislated trial procedure, with intent

    4. If a banjection is believed to be urgently required or has been ordered by a presiding judge as a result of contempt of court, any nation with Border Control authority may immediately execute the action

    5. A member nation or affected party may appeal to lift a banjection:

      1. After six months, or a sooner time as ruled by the Supreme Court, if the banjection was court-ruled or failed to be overturned

      2. Immediately if the banjection was not court-ruled and has not since been formally contested

    Read dispatch

    Apologies for the delay. I wanted to do everything at the same time, but it appears NSWiki is back to its old ways being down. This was the reason I changed over to NSIndex in the first place. Not a whole lot I can do, unfortunately!

    - Llo

    Nottinhaps wrote:My issues:
    1. We allow endorsements for former and current PMs and Secretaries where they can support various election candidates. One can consider this as a “power”, and by Clause 1 of your act, this is prohibited.
    2. This should not be a separate act, but part of the Election Act and Criminal Offences Act. Clauses 1-4 of your act should be subsections of Section 1 of the Criminal Offences Act, and there should be a subsection under Section 3 of the Elections Act that states “The following actions are considered a criminal offence” with Clauses 5-8 under it.

    I find the act a good idea but it could be brushed up.

    1. The clause does not mention former Secretaries and Prime Ministers, only regional officers, admins, and moderators.

    2. In my opinion, it should just be a separate law, as my intention was to give justices a little flexibility in dealing with violations of these provisions (for example, at least one of the clauses could be broken due to ignorance of the law), and as such, I don't wish for the punishments to be defined as they are in the Criminal Code. Beyond that, I just think it would be better to have a separate law for this.

    Llorens wrote:It should be titled the Electoral Conduct Bill, not Act. It becomes an Act if passed into law.

    Edited

    Llorens wrote:I think a better way to set it out could be a definition at the start along the lines of "Platforms utilised by a significant proportion of the region for communication purposes, including, but not limited to, NationStates and the regional Discord server, shall hereby be known as regional platforms" and then use that throughout, rather than constantly repeating yourself.

    Edited

    Llorens wrote:Clause 5 should not be included. Where possible, yes there should be no candidates in the electoral committee, but for the founder position if all three are running, then one must be on the committee for vote clarification.

    I think I'm just going to add "unless absolutely necessary" in that clause, since we do need to make sure that no candidates are part of the electoral committee if it can be avoided.

    Llorens wrote:UK English should be used as per precedent - super picky but "utilize" should be "utilise". 😋

    Edited

    Llorens wrote:Mentioning "regional officer, administrator, or moderator" is restrictive. For example, the Discord admin team has the ability to allow someone not in any of those post to #announcements, and with this law they could technically use it for those purposes. Just generalise to anyone with the capacity to do so.


    Edited

    Llorens wrote:Does clause 3 stop endorsements? One could make a case that endorsements effectively "damage" an opponent's campaign. This feels open to being abused.

    The "as their sole intent" at the end of the clause makes it so that endorsements are not prohibited.

    “NS Football League”?

    Get outta here

    ¡Viva ILFA!

    Fevhader wrote:Don't worry so is mine. Nationsates is biased against left ideology. That's why it's so hard to get the policy Public Healthcare. 25 isn't amazing but it's still pretty good. Unless you dip bellow 20 your doing great.

    You mean Socialism starting at a god awful economy and Anarchism automatically being Capitalist is biast???

    Wait where is the link to the comrade index?

    It is important to remember that environmental destruction is the direct result of capitalism. Where something can be transformed into capital, the rich will exploit it and strip it dry of its resources for maximal immediate gain. Its ironically natural within a system driven by profit before people and their social wellbeing.

    Climate change, fuelled by the polluting industrialisation that lines the pockets of the rich, first and foremost hurts poor people, particularly in developing nations. We will not save the world by using recyclable coffee cups, rather we will save it when we realise that the economic system we live by is exploitative and inherently unfair.

    As leftists, environmentalism must be a part of our movement. The ecosystems that sustain cultures and lifestyles are inherently valuable to the way all people across the world live their lives.

    Happy Earth Day! 🌏

    Llorens wrote:It is important to remember that environmental destruction is the direct result of capitalism. Where something can be transformed into capital, the rich will exploit it and strip it dry of its resources for maximal immediate gain. Its ironically natural within a system driven by profit before people and their social wellbeing.

    Climate change, fuelled by the polluting industrialisation that lines the pockets of the rich, first and foremost hurts poor people, particularly in developing nations. We will not save the world by using recyclable coffee cups, rather we will save it when we realise that the economic system we live by is exploitative and inherently unfair.

    As leftists, environmentalism must be a part of our movement. The ecosystems that sustain cultures and lifestyles are inherently valuable to the way all people across the world live their lives.

    Happy Earth Day! 🌏

    Completely agree with you. Except, I do think there is value in looking towards eco-friendly means of consumption wherever we can. Not as a full-stop of course. Capitalism is solely profit-driven and there will always be those who will curb the well-being of others for a quick buck. But if we can limit the waste we create, even by a small margin through band-aid solutions at first, I think it could go a long way and buy us time for long term and effective change. But yeah, I agree with you completely that as leftists we have an obligation to fight for the health of our planet and fight against capitalist imperialism that results in situations like Flint,Michigan where people are still living with lead in their water (this is absolutely inexcusable and needs to change YESTERDAY). I am by no means an expert so I'll leave the technical logistics regarding the transition to a green society to those who know far more than me about the issue.

    To clarify, when I mentioned those band-aid solutions, I am in no way advocating centrist style "progress" where we achieve one small change and wait a decade before we do anything else lol. Just wanted to make that clear.

    Greylyn wrote:Completely agree with you. Except, I do think there is value in looking towards eco-friendly means of consumption wherever we can. Not as a full-stop of course. Capitalism is solely profit-driven and there will always be those who will curb the well-being of others for a quick buck. But if we can limit the waste we create, even by a small margin through band-aid solutions at first, I think it could go a long way and buy us time for long term and effective change. But yeah, I agree with you completely that as leftists we have an obligation to fight for the health of our planet and fight against capitalist imperialism that results in situations like Flint,Michigan where people are still living with lead in their water (this is absolutely inexcusable and needs to change YESTERDAY). I am by no means an expert so I'll leave the technical logistics regarding the transition to a green society to those who know far more than me about the issue.

    To clarify, when I mentioned those band-aid solutions, I am in no way advocating centrist style "progress" where we achieve one small change and wait a decade before we do anything else lol. Just wanted to make that clear.

    I agree, small steps won't save us in time.

    As there seems to be no further discussion regarding a separate bill for electoral conduct, I will now put forth an amendment to the Criminal Offence Act to go with the Electoral Conduct Act, as Llo suggested:

    Overview

    Purpose

    The bill seeks to amend the Criminal Offence Act to remove certain sections to be inserted into the Electoral Conduct Act.

    Author/Signatory

    Dawtania

    Result

    ? Yes, ? No

    Existing Law

    1. A nation shall be issued a banjection of length deemed suitable by the presiding judge and/or immediate ejection from all positions if they commit any of the following:

      1. Acceptance of a bribe or inducement that has the intention of influencing a party in the Supreme Court to testify false information

      2. Bribery or inducement of a member of government, with the intention of influencing a government decision or action

      3. Bribery or inducement of a witness or party in the Supreme Court to testify false information

      4. Creation of false official government documents, with malicious intent

      5. Disclosure of confidential government communications or classified information, with malicious intent

      6. False representation as a member of government, with malicious intent

      7. Intentional misrepresentation of the true outcome of an election as an election moderator

      8. Malicious tampering of votes as an election moderator

      9. Obstruction of a Supreme Court order

      10. Participation in the invasion of an allied region

      11. Posting discriminatory content on the basis of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, disability, or socioeconomic status

      12. Slander, libel, or blackmail against a nation in good standing

      13. Spamming or trolling that disrupts regional activity or personal communications

      14. Support for a far right-wing ideology

      15. Treason, defined as the illegitimate overthrowal of a lawfully-elected government, or seditious conspiracy to do so

      16. Withholding knowledge of a serious offence, with malicious intent

    2. A member of government shall be issued a banjection of length deemed suitable by the presiding judge, immediate ejection from all positions, and/or a ban from holding all positions if they commit any of the following:

      1. Acceptance of a bribe or inducement that has the intention of influencing a government decision or action

      2. Repeated abuse of lawfully-granted regional authority abilities

    3. A nation shall be immediately issued a punishment deemed suitable by a presiding judge if they commit any of the following acts constituting contempt of court during the trial process:

      1. Falsification of evidence for use within a trial

      2. Refusal to comply with an order of the presiding judge that falls outside of existing law

      3. Use of falsified evidence in a trial, with intent

      4. Violation of legislated trial procedure, with intent

    4. If a banjection is believed to be urgently required or has been ordered by a presiding judge as a result of contempt of court, any nation with Border Control authority may immediately execute the action

    5. A member nation or affected party may appeal to lift a banjection:

      1. After six months, or a sooner time as ruled by the Supreme Court, if the banjection was court-ruled or failed to be overturned

      2. Immediately if the banjection was not court-ruled and has not since been formally contested

    Proposed Law

    1. A nation shall be issued a banjection of length deemed suitable by the presiding judge and/or immediate ejection from all positions if they commit any of the following:

      1. Acceptance of a bribe or inducement that has the intention of influencing a party in the Supreme Court to testify false information

      2. Bribery or inducement of a member of government, with the intention of influencing a government decision or action

      3. Bribery or inducement of a witness or party in the Supreme Court to testify false information

      4. Creation of false official government documents, with malicious intent

      5. Disclosure of confidential government communications or classified information, with malicious intent

      6. False representation as a member of government, with malicious intent

      7. Obstruction of a Supreme Court order

      8. Participation in the invasion of an allied region

      9. Posting discriminatory content on the basis of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, disability, or socioeconomic status

      10. Slander, libel, or blackmail against a nation in good standing

      11. Spamming or trolling that disrupts regional activity or personal communications

      12. Support for a far right-wing ideology

      13. Treason, defined as the illegitimate overthrowal of a lawfully-elected government, or seditious conspiracy to do so

      14. Withholding knowledge of a serious offence, with malicious intent

    2. A member of government shall be issued a banjection of length deemed suitable by the presiding judge, immediate ejection from all positions, and/or a ban from holding all positions if they commit any of the following:

      1. Acceptance of a bribe or inducement that has the intention of influencing a government decision or action

      2. Repeated abuse of lawfully-granted regional authority abilities

    3. A nation shall be immediately issued a punishment deemed suitable by a presiding judge if they commit any of the following acts constituting contempt of court during the trial process:

      1. Falsification of evidence for use within a trial

      2. Refusal to comply with an order of the presiding judge that falls outside of existing law

      3. Use of falsified evidence in a trial, with intent

      4. Violation of legislated trial procedure, with intent

    4. If a banjection is believed to be urgently required or has been ordered by a presiding judge as a result of contempt of court, any nation with Border Control authority may immediately execute the action

    5. A member nation or affected party may appeal to lift a banjection:

      1. After six months, or a sooner time as ruled by the Supreme Court, if the banjection was court-ruled or failed to be overturned

      2. Immediately if the banjection was not court-ruled and has not since been formally contested

    Read dispatch

    The sections removed from the Criminal Offence Act have been moved to the Electoral Conduct Act.

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