Act 15 (2nd Revision to Existing Laws)

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Act 15 (2nd 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 70 (Town Councils))

Act 15 (2nd Revision to Existing Laws) of the Parliament of Austenasia was an Act of Parliament passed on 8 November 2008 and repealed on 22 September 2011. This Act was passed with the purpose of amending previously passed Acts of Parliament.

Act 15 was comprised of four laws:

  • Law 1 amended Law 4 of the Austenasian Constitution of 2008, to specify that elections for the Prime Minister would take place on 1 January - before this amendment, they were merely to take place "every 3 years", with no provision for how the date would be chosen.
  • Law 2 amended Law 2 of Act 4 (Taxes), giving the Chancellor a say in allocation of tax money - before this amendment, the role of the Chancellor was only "to manage the income of the Empire". This was repealed by Act 28 (4th Revision to Existing Laws), which increased the rate of tax to £2 a month.
  • Law 3 repealed Law 1 of Act 9 (Members of Cabinet), ruling that elections for Representatives would take place each New Year's Day (1 January) instead of a date chosen by the Monarch, and that only Council Members would be eligible to stand for Representative.
  • Law 4 repealed Law 5 of Act 9 (Members of Cabinet), establishing a system whereby Council Members would be elected, with a maximum number of twenty per Town.

Laws 3 and 4 were repealed in April 2009 by Act 70 (Town Councils), which set out the system for electing Representatives and Town Councils in a single document with greater detail. Law 1 remained in force until 22 September 2011, being repealed along with all other previously passed statutes under the implementation of the Austenasian Constitution of 2011 - elections for the Prime Minister are now called at the discretion of the incumbent or the Monarch, having to between every eight months and four years.