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Establish Standing Orders for the 8th House of Representatives​

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 - Election of the Speaker of the House of Representatives
(1) The President is to assume the chair of the Congress and ask for those who wish to be elected Speaker to nominate themselves by notifying the President.
(a) The nomination period shall last for 12 hours unless all Representative inform and reply on the Nomination.
(3) Should only one member be nominated then they shall be declared Speaker of The House.
(4) Should more than two members be nominated, all members are to vote for the
Speaker. The ballot is to be conducted through instant runoff voting. The winner of
the ballot is to be declared the Speaker of the Congress.
(5) Upon certifying the election of the Speaker, the Speaker is to assume the authority to
enforce these standing orders and call the Congress to order.

2 - Election of the Deputy Speaker
(1) After the selection of the Speaker, the Speaker is to assume the chair of the Congress and ask for those who wish to be elected Deputy Speaker to nominate themselves by notifying the Speaker.
(a) The nomination period shall last for 12 hours unless all Representative inform and reply on the Nomination.
(3) Should only one member be nominated then they shall be declared Deputy Speaker of Congress.
(4) Should more than two members be nominated, all members are to vote for the Deputy
Speaker. The ballot is to be conducted through instant runoff voting. The winner of
the ballot is to be declared the Deputy Speaker of the Congress.
(5) Upon certifying the election of the Deputy Speaker, the Deputy Speaker shall be vested with the power to enforce the rules of the Congress in the absence of the Speaker.

3 - The procedure of proposing a motion.

(1) The motion will be proposed in #House-Chat and the Presiding Officer will be notified.
(2) The Speaker will post the motion to #House-Announcements and Representatives will be notified.
(3) Representatives will vote on the motion. The motion needs a simple majority in 24 hours to pass.

4 - Rejection / Pass / Quorum of Bills
(1) Rejection, pass and quorum shall be defined as follows:
(a) Rejection: Any bill that does not receive a quorum or simple majority, or majority otherwise provided outside of these standing orders.
(b) Pass: Any bill that receives a simple majority, or majority otherwise provided outside of these standing orders.
(c) Quorum: Shall be defined as half of the members of a chamber plus one.

5 - Joint Committees of Congress
(1) The Representatives of this chamber may form Committees with Senate members in what shall be known as "Joint Committees."
(2) A Joint Committee is a group of Congressmen and Congresswomen from both chambers of Congress who are thus presently considered experts in their field.
(3) A Joint Committee is led by a chairperson, who is chosen with agreement by both the President Pro Tempore and the Speaker of the House with the Vice President being the tie-breaker.
(4) A Joint Committee Chairperson has the power to invite people to the committee with their consent.
(5) A Joint Committee Chairperson has the power to remove people from the committee with a super majority vote from committee members.
(6) The Senate must also past this section in their own section in the same language in their standing orders in order for this to take effect. If one chamber's Joint Committee of Congress standing order section is revised, then the current Joint Committee of Congress standing order will continue to be in place until both can be revised to match each other.
(7) The Joint Committees of Congress is subject to all procedural law passed by the legislative branch except for the above sections, which can only be revised through revising standing orders.
 
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HugeBob

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Education & Commerce Department
Congress Vote: 5-0-0

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Establish Standing Orders for the 2nd Congress​

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 - Election of the Speaker of the Congress
(1) The President is to assume the chair of the Congress and ask for those who wish to be elected Speaker to nominate themselves by notifying the President.
(a) The nomination period shall last for 12 hours.
(3) Should only one member be nominated then they shall be declared Speaker of Congress.
(4) Should more than two members be nominated, all members are to vote for the
Speaker. The ballot is to be conducted through instant runoff voting. The winner of
the ballot is to be declared the Speaker of the Congress.
(5) Upon certifying the election of the Speaker, the Speaker is to assume the authority to
enforce these standing orders and call the Congress to order.

2 - Election of the Deputy Speaker
(1) After the selection of the Speaker, the Speaker is to assume the chair of the Congress and ask for those who wish to be elected Deputy Speaker to nominate themselves by notifying the Speaker.
(a) The nomination period shall last for 12 hours.
(3) Should only one member be nominated then they shall be declared Deputy Speaker of Congress.
(4) Should more than two members be nominated, all members are to vote for the Deputy
Speaker. The ballot is to be conducted through instant runoff voting. The winner of
the ballot is to be declared the Deputy Speaker of the Congress.
(5) Upon certifying the election of the Deputy Speaker, the Deputy Speaker shall be vested with the power to enforce the rules of the Congress in the absence of the Speaker.

3 - Sittings of the Congress
(1) The Congress is to sit every day unless the Congress otherwise moves to recess.
(2) The Congress is to adjourn at the end of each day until the next sitting day.

4 - Business of the day
(1) Each day it sits, the Congress is to consider business put before it.
(2) The Congress is to consider new bills and resolutions in the order that they are submitted by individuals.

5 - Consideration of urgent business
(1) Should a majority of members petition the chair to consider an item of business urgently, that
item of business shall be moved to the top of the docket and be considered immediately.

6 - Consideration of business
(1) Upon presenting business to the floor of the Congress, individuals shall debate and move amendments to it until a majority agrees the process is complete.
(2) If amendments are moved, the Congress shall divide on the questions of the amendments until a majority agrees the process is complete.
(3) The Congress shall divide on the question of passage until either a majority is reached on its passage/denial, or for two days, whichever comes first.
(4) Should a bill fail to receive either a majority of “Ayes” or “Nays” due to “Abstentions” the bill does not pass nor fail, it will be brought up for further discussion and amendments at the next sitting.

7 - Putting the question
(1) Should any question be put to the Congress, the chair shall call roll for the Ayes, the Nays, and the Abstentions.

8 - Passage of bills
(1) Should a bill pass the Congress it shall be sent to the Speaker.
(2) The Speaker may then send the bill to the President to receive assent.

9 - Rules of Debate
(1) All individuals may debate during a reading.
(2) Individuals are to address the chair at all times.
(3) Individuals are not to make personal attacks against another individual.
(4) Individuals are to contribute to debate in a constructive and relevant fashion.
(5) Individuals are to cease speaking and resume their seat if directed to by the chair.
(6) Individuals are not to exhibit disorderly, inappropriate, or offensive conduct.
(7) Individuals are not to misrepresent a statement or viewpoint of another individual.

10 - Points of Order
(1) All individuals may raise points of order. Points of order are to be considered
immediately.
(2) The chair rules on points of order.
(3) Individuals are not to raise vexatious points of order.
(4) Points of order are matters between the individual raising them and the chair.

11 - Suspension of Individuals
The chair may suspend an individual who behaves in a disorderly fashion from the service of
the Congress for the remainder of the day’s sitting.

12 - Adoption by the Congress
Upon the passage of this bill in the Congress it shall come into force.

This bill was authored by Speaker hugebob23456
 
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xEndeavour

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Owner
Construction & Transport Department
State Department
xEndeavour
xEndeavour
House Vote: 9-0-0
Senate Vote: Unknown

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To

Clarify 'rejection' and 'passing' of law.

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 “Standing Orders Amendment Act”.
(2) This Act shall be enacted immediately after signage.

2 - Reasons
(1) There seems to be an unnecessary need to clarify these terms.

3 - Rejection
Any bill that does not receive a quorum or simple majority, or majority otherwise provided outside of these standing orders.

4 - Pass
Any bill that receives a simple majority, or majority otherwise provided outside of these standing orders.

5 - Quorum
Shall be defined as half of the members of a chamber plus one.
 
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House Vote: 6-0-0

A
BILL
To

Establish Standing Orders for the 6th House of Representatives
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 - Election of the Speaker of the House of Representatives
(1) The President is to assume the chair of the Congress and ask for those who wish to be elected Speaker to nominate themselves by notifying the President.
(a) The nomination period shall last for 12 hours unless all Representative inform and reply on the Nomination.
(3) Should only one member be nominated then they shall be declared Speaker of The House.
(4) Should more than two members be nominated, all members are to vote for the
Speaker. The ballot is to be conducted through instant runoff voting. The winner of
the ballot is to be declared the Speaker of the Congress.
(5) Upon certifying the election of the Speaker, the Speaker is to assume the authority to
enforce these standing orders and call the Congress to order.

2 - Election of the Deputy Speaker
(1) After the selection of the Speaker, the Speaker is to assume the chair of the Congress and ask for those who wish to be elected Deputy Speaker to nominate themselves by notifying the Speaker.
(a) The nomination period shall last for 12 hours unless all Representative inform and reply on the Nomination.
(3) Should only one member be nominated then they shall be declared Deputy Speaker of Congress.
(4) Should more than two members be nominated, all members are to vote for the Deputy
Speaker. The ballot is to be conducted through instant runoff voting. The winner of
the ballot is to be declared the Deputy Speaker of the Congress.
(5) Upon certifying the election of the Deputy Speaker, the Deputy Speaker shall be vested with the power to enforce the rules of the Congress in the absence of the Speaker.

3 - The procedure of proposing a motion.

(1) The motion will be proposed in the House-Chat
(2) The Speaker will be notified on the current motion in the House-Chat
(3) Speaker will continue to post the motion on the House Floor and notifying all Representatives
(4) The Representatives will vote on the motion and the majority rules apply per motion
 
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xEndeavour

Owner
Owner
Construction & Transport Department
State Department
xEndeavour
xEndeavour
House Vote: 7-0-0

A
BILL
To

Clarify 'rejection' and 'passing' of law.

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 “Standing Orders Amendment Act”.
(2) This Act shall be enacted immediately after signage.

2 - Reasons
(1) There seems to be an unnecessary need to clarify these terms.
(2) Due to the Speaker's office failing to update the previous standing orders, this bill needs to be re-passed.

3 - Rejection
Any bill that does not receive a quorum or simple majority of ayes, or majority of ayes otherwise provided outside of these standing orders.


4 - Pass
Any bill that receives a simple majority of ayes, or majority of ayes otherwise provided outside of these standing orders.


5 - Quorum
Shall be defined as half of the members of a chamber plus one.
 
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ElainaThomas29

Citizen
Secretary
Clerk
Justice Department
ElainaThomas29
ElainaThomas29
A
BILL
To

Establish Standing Orders for the 7th House of Representatives​

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 - Election of the Speaker of the House of Representatives
(1) The President is to assume the chair of the Congress and ask for those who wish to be elected Speaker to nominate themselves by notifying the President.
(a) The nomination period shall last for 12 hours unless all Representative inform and reply on the Nomination.
(3) Should only one member be nominated then they shall be declared Speaker of The House.
(4) Should more than two members be nominated, all members are to vote for the
Speaker. The ballot is to be conducted through instant runoff voting. The winner of
the ballot is to be declared the Speaker of the Congress.
(5) Upon certifying the election of the Speaker, the Speaker is to assume the authority to
enforce these standing orders and call the Congress to order.

2 - Election of the Deputy Speaker
(1) After the selection of the Speaker, the Speaker is to assume the chair of the Congress and ask for those who wish to be elected Deputy Speaker to nominate themselves by notifying the Speaker.
(a) The nomination period shall last for 12 hours unless all Representative inform and reply on the Nomination.
(3) Should only one member be nominated then they shall be declared Deputy Speaker of Congress.
(4) Should more than two members be nominated, all members are to vote for the Deputy
Speaker. The ballot is to be conducted through instant runoff voting. The winner of
the ballot is to be declared the Deputy Speaker of the Congress.
(5) Upon certifying the election of the Deputy Speaker, the Deputy Speaker shall be vested with the power to enforce the rules of the Congress in the absence of the Speaker.

3 - The procedure of proposing a motion.

(1) The motion will be proposed in #House-Chat and the Presiding Officer will be notified.
(2) The Speaker will post the motion to #House-Announcements and Representatives will be notified.
(3) Representatives will vote on the motion. The motion needs a simple majority in 24 hours to pass.

4 - Rejection / Pass / Quorum of Bills
(1) Rejection, pass and quorum shall be defined as follows:
(a) Rejection: Any bill that does not receive a quorum or simple majority, or majority otherwise provided outside of these standing orders.
(b) Pass: Any bill that receives a simple majority, or majority otherwise provided outside of these standing orders.
(c) Quorum: Shall be defined as half of the members of a chamber plus one.

5 - Joint Committees of Congress
(1) The Representatives of this chamber may form Committees with Senate members in what shall be known as "Joint Committees."
(2) A Joint Committee is a group of Congressmen and Congresswomen from both chambers of Congress who are thus presently considered experts in their field.
(3) A Joint Committee is led by a chairperson, who is chosen with agreement by both the President Pro Tempore and the Speaker of the House with the Vice President being the tie-breaker.
(4) A Joint Committee Chairperson has the power to invite people to the committee with their consent.
(5) A Joint Committee Chairperson has the power to remove people from the committee with a super majority vote from committee members.
(6) The Senate must also past this section in their own section in the same language in their standing orders in order for this to take effect. If one chamber's Joint Committee of Congress standing order section is revised, then the current Joint Committee of Congress standing order will continue to be in place until both can be revised to match each other.
(7) The Joint Committees of Congress is subject to all procedural law passed by the legislative branch except for the above sections, which can only be revised through revising standing orders.
 
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ElainaThomas29

Citizen
Secretary
Clerk
Justice Department
ElainaThomas29
ElainaThomas29
House Vote: 6-0-0
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BILL
To

Establish Standing Orders for the 7th House of Representatives​

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 - Election of the Speaker of the House of Representatives
(1) The President is to assume the chair of the Congress and ask for those who wish to be elected Speaker to nominate themselves by notifying the President.
(a) The nomination period shall last for 12 hours unless all Representative inform and reply on the Nomination.
(3) Should only one member be nominated then they shall be declared Speaker of The House.
(4) Should more than two members be nominated, all members are to vote for the
Speaker. The ballot is to be conducted through instant runoff voting. The winner of
the ballot is to be declared the Speaker of the Congress.
(5) Upon certifying the election of the Speaker, the Speaker is to assume the authority to
enforce these standing orders and call the Congress to order.

2 - Election of the Deputy Speaker
(1) After the selection of the Speaker, the Speaker is to assume the chair of the Congress and ask for those who wish to be elected Deputy Speaker to nominate themselves by notifying the Speaker.
(a) The nomination period shall last for 12 hours unless all Representative inform and reply on the Nomination.
(3) Should only one member be nominated then they shall be declared Deputy Speaker of Congress.
(4) Should more than two members be nominated, all members are to vote for the Deputy
Speaker. The ballot is to be conducted through instant runoff voting. The winner of
the ballot is to be declared the Deputy Speaker of the Congress.
(5) Upon certifying the election of the Deputy Speaker, the Deputy Speaker shall be vested with the power to enforce the rules of the Congress in the absence of the Speaker.

3 - The procedure of proposing a motion.

(1) The motion will be proposed in #House-Chat and the Presiding Officer will be notified.
(2) The Speaker will post the motion to #House-Announcements and Representatives will be notified.
(3) Representatives will vote on the motion. The motion needs a simple majority in 24 hours to pass.

4 - Rejection / Pass / Quorum of Bills
(1) Rejection, pass and quorum shall be defined as follows:
(a) Rejection: Any bill that does not receive a quorum or simple majority, or majority otherwise provided outside of these standing orders.
(b) Pass: Any bill that receives a simple majority, or majority otherwise provided outside of these standing orders.
(c) Quorum: Shall be defined as half of the members of a chamber plus one.

5 - Joint Committees of Congress
(1) The Representatives of this chamber may form Committees with Senate members in what shall be known as "Joint Committees."
(2) A Joint Committee is a group of Congressmen and Congresswomen from both chambers of Congress who are thus presently considered experts in their field.
(3) A Joint Committee is led by a chairperson, who is chosen with agreement by both the President Pro Tempore and the Speaker of the House with the Vice President being the tie-breaker.
(4) A Joint Committee Chairperson has the power to invite people to the committee with their consent.
(5) A Joint Committee Chairperson has the power to remove people from the committee with a super majority vote from committee members.
(6) The Senate must also past this section in their own section in the same language in their standing orders in order for this to take effect. If one chamber's Joint Committee of Congress standing order section is revised, then the current Joint Committee of Congress standing order will continue to be in place until both can be revised to match each other.
(7) The Joint Committees of Congress is subject to all procedural law passed by the legislative branch except for the above sections, which can only be revised through revising standing orders.
 
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218218Consumer

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Speaker of the House
Representative
Public Affairs Department
Donator
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218218Consumer
House Vote: 8-0-0
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BILL
To

Establish Standing Orders for the 8th House of Representatives​

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 - Election of the Speaker of the House of Representatives
(1) The President is to assume the chair of the Congress and ask for those who wish to be elected Speaker to nominate themselves by notifying the President.
(a) The nomination period shall last for 12 hours unless all Representative inform and reply on the Nomination.
(3) Should only one member be nominated then they shall be declared Speaker of The House.
(4) Should more than two members be nominated, all members are to vote for the
Speaker. The ballot is to be conducted through instant runoff voting. The winner of
the ballot is to be declared the Speaker of the Congress.
(5) Upon certifying the election of the Speaker, the Speaker is to assume the authority to
enforce these standing orders and call the Congress to order.

2 - Election of the Deputy Speaker
(1) After the selection of the Speaker, the Speaker is to assume the chair of the Congress and ask for those who wish to be elected Deputy Speaker to nominate themselves by notifying the Speaker.
(a) The nomination period shall last for 12 hours unless all Representative inform and reply on the Nomination.
(3) Should only one member be nominated then they shall be declared Deputy Speaker of Congress.
(4) Should more than two members be nominated, all members are to vote for the Deputy
Speaker. The ballot is to be conducted through instant runoff voting. The winner of
the ballot is to be declared the Deputy Speaker of the Congress.
(5) Upon certifying the election of the Deputy Speaker, the Deputy Speaker shall be vested with the power to enforce the rules of the Congress in the absence of the Speaker.

3 - The procedure of proposing a motion.

(1) The motion will be proposed in #House-Chat and the Presiding Officer will be notified.
(2) The Speaker will post the motion to #House-Announcements and Representatives will be notified.
(3) Representatives will vote on the motion. The motion needs a simple majority in 24 hours to pass.

4 - Rejection / Pass / Quorum of Bills
(1) Rejection, pass and quorum shall be defined as follows:
(a) Rejection: Any bill that does not receive a quorum or simple majority, or majority otherwise provided outside of these standing orders.
(b) Pass: Any bill that receives a simple majority, or majority otherwise provided outside of these standing orders.
(c) Quorum: Shall be defined as half of the members of a chamber plus one.

5 - Joint Committees of Congress
(1) The Representatives of this chamber may form Committees with Senate members in what shall be known as "Joint Committees."
(2) A Joint Committee is a group of Congressmen and Congresswomen from both chambers of Congress who are thus presently considered experts in their field.
(3) A Joint Committee is led by a chairperson, who is chosen with agreement by both the President Pro Tempore and the Speaker of the House with the Vice President being the tie-breaker.
(4) A Joint Committee Chairperson has the power to invite people to the committee with their consent.
(5) A Joint Committee Chairperson has the power to remove people from the committee with a super majority vote from committee members.
(6) The Senate must also past this section in their own section in the same language in their standing orders in order for this to take effect. If one chamber's Joint Committee of Congress standing order section is revised, then the current Joint Committee of Congress standing order will continue to be in place until both can be revised to match each other.
(7) The Joint Committees of Congress is subject to all procedural law passed by the legislative branch except for the above sections, which can only be revised through revising standing orders.
 
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