Act of Congress Jurisdiction Act

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M_Lasai

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House Vote: 5-0-0
Senate Vote: 3-0-0

A
BILL
TO

Expand the Jurisdiction of the Government

The people of Democracy Craft, through their elected Representatives in the Congress and the force of law ordained to that Congress by the people through the Constitution, do hereby enact the following provisions into law:

1 - Short Title and Enactment
(1) This act may be cited as the Jurisdiction Act
(2) This act shall take effect on the 16th of October 2020, Midnight GMT

2 - Purpose
This bill will, upon its enactment, expand the jurisdiction of the Government of DemocracyCraft into areas previously considered rules. This act shall give the courts and appropriate cabinet departments jurisdiction over areas of the law that are presently not enforced as such.

3 - Crimes Against Property
(1) The following rules shall hereby be defined as laws under the jurisdiction of the Court of DemocracyCraft and subject to enforcement by the Department of Justice:
(a) Vandalism
(b) Arson
(c) Stealing

(2) The legal definitions of the subsections named above shall be the same as the definitions of said provisions as rules.
(3) The penalties for the subsections named above shall remain unchanged, barring the provisions for bans.

4 - DCT Oversight of Building Regulations
(1) The following rules shall hereby be defined as laws under the jurisdiction of the Court of DemocracyCraft and subject to enforcement by the Department of Construction and Transportation:
(a) Violation of Building Regulations
(b) Historical Building Alterations
(c) Minimum Amenities Requirements
(d) Prohibited Items in Dwellings

(2) The legal definitions of the subsections named above shall be the same as the definitions of said provisions as rules.
(3) The penalties for the subsections named above shall remain unchanged, barring the provisions for bans.
(4) The subsections outlined above shall be enforced by way of building inspections, and any player punished under this article must be notified of:
(a) Plot number where the violation took place
(b) Penalty applied by the Department of Construction and Transportation
(c) Available recourse under standing common and statute law

5 - DEC Oversight of Commerce Regulations
(1) The following rules shall hereby be defined as laws under the jurisdiction of the Court of DemocracyCraft and subject to enforcement by the Department of Education and Commerce:
(a) Fraud
(b) Job Exclusivity Breach
(c) Tax Evasion
(d) Corporate Espionage

(2) The legal definitions of the subsections named above shall be the same as the definitions of said provisions as rules.
(3) The penalties for the subsections named above shall remain unchanged, barring the provisions for bans.
(4) Any player charged in accordance with any of the above subsections must be notified over discord and in game prior to the Department of Education and Commerce taking action. This Article shall not be interpreted to mean the Department may not enforce the subsections listed above without a response from the player, but rather the Department must do their due diligence to ensure the player is notified.
(5) Fraud must be brought as a formal court case against a player, either by the Department of Education and Commerce or an individual. If the Department of Education and Commerce wishes to file suit against a player, they must do so via the Attorney General's office and must ensure their compliance with Article 5.4 of this enactment. Failure to do so shall result in the dismissal of any case.

6 - DER Oversight of Wilderness Regulations
(1) The following rules shall hereby be defined as laws under the jurisdiction of the Court of DemocracyCraft and subject to enforcement by the Department of Environment and
Recreation:
(a) Overcrowding
(b) End Portal Obstruction.

(2) The legal definitions of the subsections named above shall be the same as the definitions of said provisions as rules.
(3) The penalties for the subsections named above shall remain unchanged, barring the provisions for bans.

7 - Role of the Court
(1) Any player whom the State takes action against may appeal in a formal lawsuit against the relevant department.
(2) The Court may, upon the Plaintiff's request, grant an emergency injunction barring the State from enacting their decision.
(3) The office of the Attorney General shall be responsible for defending the State in all such matters.
(4) The Court shall decide through a preponderance of the evidence whether the State is correct in its actions or if action by the State was inappropriate. Following a ruling in favor of the Plaintiff, the Court must issue an injunction preventing the state from taking action pending a writ of certiorari. The Court is not obligated to grant certiorari to the State. The Court may also instruct the State to provide the player with additional compensation.
(5) The Court may not under any circumstances issue a mute, ban, warning, or any other staff punishment to any player.

8 - Staff Jurisdiction
(1) The State may not under any circumstances issue a mute, ban, warning, or any other staff punishment to any player. These shall remain under the exclusive jurisdiction of the staff.
 
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M_Lasai

Citizen
AS AMENDED
Amendments made by the Senate of DemocracyCraft and agreed to by the House of Representatives of DemocracyCraft
Pending second reading in the House of Representatives

A
BILL
TO

Expand the Jurisdiction of the Government​

The people of Democracy Craft, through their elected Representatives in the Congress and the force of law ordained to that Congress by the people through the Constitution, do hereby enact the following provisions into law:

1 - Short Title and Enactment
(1) This act may be cited as the Jurisdiction Act
(2) This act shall take effect on the 16th of October 2020, Midnight GMT

2 - Purpose
This bill will, upon its enactment, expand the jurisdiction of the Government of DemocracyCraft into areas previously considered rules. This act shall give the courts and appropriate cabinet departments jurisdiction over areas of the law that are presently not enforced as such.

3 - DCT Oversight of Building Regulations
(1) The following rules shall hereby be defined as laws under the jurisdiction of the Court of DemocracyCraft and subject to enforcement by the Department of Construction and Transportation:
(a) Violation of Building Regulations
(b) Minimum Amenities Requirements
(c) Prohibited Items in Dwellings

(2) The legal definitions of the subsections named above shall be the same as the definitions of said provisions as rules.
(3) The penalties for the subsections named above shall remain unchanged, barring the provisions for bans.
(4) The subsections outlined above shall be enforced by way of building inspections, and any player punished under this article must be notified of:
(a) Plot number where the violation took place
(b) Penalty applied by the Department of Construction and Transportation
(c) Available recourse under standing common and statute law

4 - DEC Oversight of Commerce Regulations
(1) The following rules shall hereby be defined as laws under the jurisdiction of the Court of DemocracyCraft and subject to enforcement by the Department of Education and Commerce:
(a) Fraud
(b) Job Exclusivity Breach
(c) Tax Evasion
(d) Corporate Espionage

(2) The legal definitions of the subsections named above shall be the same as the definitions of said provisions as rules.
(3) The penalties for the subsections named above shall remain unchanged, barring the provisions for bans.
(4) Any player charged in accordance with any of the above subsections must be notified over discord if they are a participant on discord and in game prior to the Department of Education and Commerce taking action. This Article shall not be interpreted to mean the Department may not enforce the subsections listed above without a response from the player, but rather the Department must do their due diligence to ensure the player is notified.
(5) Fraud must be brought as a formal court case against a player, either by the Department of Education and Commerce or an individual. If the Department of Education and Commerce wishes to file suit against a player, they must do so via the Attorney General's office and must ensure their compliance with Article 5.4 of this enactment. Failure to do so shall result in the dismissal of any case.

5 - DER Oversight of Wilderness Regulations
(1) The following rules shall hereby be defined as laws under the jurisdiction of the Court of DemocracyCraft and subject to enforcement by the Department of Environment and
Recreation:
(a) Overcrowding

(2) The legal definitions of the subsections named above shall be the same as the definitions of said provisions as rules.
(3) The penalties for the subsections named above shall remain unchanged, barring the provisions for bans.

6 - Role of the Court
(1) Any player whom the State takes action against may appeal in a formal lawsuit against the relevant department.
(2) The Court may, upon the Plaintiff's request, grant an emergency injunction barring the State from enacting their decision.
(3) The office of the Attorney General shall be responsible for defending the State in all such matters.
(4) The Court shall decide through a preponderance of the evidence whether the State is correct in its actions or if action by the State was inappropriate. Following a ruling in favor of the Plaintiff, the Court must issue an injunction preventing the state from taking action pending a writ of certiorari. The Court is not obligated to grant certiorari to the State. The Court may also instruct the State to provide the player with additional compensation.
(5) The Court may not under any circumstances issue a mute, ban, warning, or any other staff punishment to any player.

7 - Staff Jurisdiction
(1) The State may not under any circumstances issue a mute, ban, warning, or any other staff punishment to any player. These shall remain under the exclusive jurisdiction of the staff.
 

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This bill has received presidential assent and is hereby signed into law.​
 
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