Austin island house of delegates
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The Austin Island House of Delegates is the lower body of the Austin Island Congress. The House of Delegates powers are to vote on relief packages if one is proposed, the house of delegates can filibuster a bill (or 60% of the delegates vote on the bill). The House of Delegates has the power to vote to bring impeachable charges to the King if he is accused of political wrongdoing. The Speaker of the House of Delegates has the power to call for an emergency session if a bill is on a strict time limit, or the King can call for a government shutdown at midnight that day if the bill is not passed in a strict and timely manner. The Speaker of the Delegates can also call for a quorum (51% of the Delegates) to vote and a 3/5 majority of the quorum would make sure the bill would pass. The House of Delegates meets either at the house of the speaker or virtually on a video call.
|Party||No. of Seats|
|Moderate Conservative Independents||37|
|Liberal Socialist Independents||7|
Major bills passed by the Austin Island House of Delegates
|Austin Island Standardization Act||19-13|
|Austin Island Taxation Act||39-5|
|30 million unit coronavirus stimulus package||44-0|
|Anti Price Gouging and Advantage Act||19-23|
|Revision of Anti Price Gouging and Advantage Act||31-2|
|Austin Island Telecommunications Act||18-1 (Passed in Quorum)|
|Medical Marijuana Act||14-9 (Passed in Quorum)|
Length of Sessions and Pay
The length of a session in the House of Delegates varies as the King can instruct the Speaker to immediately host and emergency session.