Act 12 (1st Revision to Existing Laws)

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Act 12 (1st Revision to Existing Laws)
Proposed 8 November 2008
Imperial Consent given on 8 November 2008
Imperial Consent given at Parliament Hall, Wrythe
Imperial Consent given by HRH Emperor Terry I
Amended by  • Act 28 (4th Revision to Existing Laws)
 • Act 29 (Crime and Punishment)
 • Act 31 (5th Revision to Existing Laws))

Act 12 (1st Revision to Existing Laws) of the Parliament of Austenasia was an Act of Parliament passed on 8 November 2008 and repealed on 13 December 2008. This Act was the first with the sole purpose of amending previously passed Acts of Parliament. It was numbered 1st with the expectation that others of its sort would follow - indeed, one did later that very day.

Act 12 was comprised of three laws. Law 1 amended Paragraph E of Law 11 of the Austenasian Constitution of 2008 (the first constitutional amendment in Austenasian history), abolishing a requirement for the Monarch to read out each newly passed Act of Parliament to the assembled population of Wrythe and instead requiring Representatives to circulate knowledge of recently passed laws throughout their Towns. Law 2 amended Law 2 of Act 3 (Subjects), abolishing a prohibition on dual citizenship and raising the minimum age to be a subject (full rights, e.g. voting) from 12 to 13 years. Law 3 amended Act 11 (Parliament and Treason) to add theft of property owned by the Monarch or their relatives to the definition of "Royal Treason" (one of five forms of treason in early Austenasian law) - Act 12 was passed mere minutes after Act 11, clearly indicating that the idea to expand said definition had been had very soon after Act 11 was passed.

Law 1 was repealed by Law 2 of Act 28 (4th Revision to Existing Laws), which required Representatives to place copies of newly passed laws in the meeting place of their Town Council, along main roads, and in any official newspapers. Law 3 was repealed by Act 29 (Crime and Punishment), which abolished the separate offence of Royal Treason. Law 2 was repealed by Law 2 of Act 31 (5th Revision to Existing Laws), which raised the age limit for subjectship to 14 years and limited dual citizenship to citizens of the United Kingdom - by replacing the only part of the Act still in its original form with an amended version in a later Act, the passing of Act 31 on 13 December 2008 effectively repealed Act 12.