Acts of Government in Sirocco

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Acts of Government (also known as Acts) in the Federal Commonwealth of Sirocco are laws passed by the Government of Sirocco. They are the primary means of legislation in Sirocco and can overturn any other law.

Enactment

Acts of Government are primarily written by the Premier and may or may not be shared with the Executive before it is ratified. Only the Premier is able to sign Acts into law, and due to the inactivity of most of the Executive, Acts written by the Premier are able to be passed into law much faster than if they were to be passed around for discussion. This said, a number of days, weeks or months may pass between the initial drafting of an Act and the application of the Premier's signature.

After the Act is signed (or, beginning with the Provinces Act 2014, "applied"), it typically becomes law at 4:00am Eastern Time (although some Acts come into force at different times) within a matter of days, or more typically, after one week has elapsed.

Acts always commence with a notation of when and where the Act is being drafted, and the Introduction of every act begins with "In response to the desire [or need] to...". Beginning with the Atomic Calendar Act 2013, all dates within Acts are given in both Gregorian and Atomic styles.

List

Note that the Federal Commonwealth of Sirocco Constitution Act 2010 and the GDR Dissolution Act 2010 were both passed before the establishment of Sirocco in November 2010, but are considered as Siroccan-passed acts by the Siroccan government. Dates are given in the Gregorian and Atomic styles.

2010

Federal Commonwealth of Sirocco Constitution Act 2010
  • 4 September 2010 (20 Baker 65), took effect 4 November 2010 (20 Grable 65), repealed 24 September 2012 (9 Hurricane 67).

Officially titled "An Act to Constitute the Federal Commonwealth of Sirocco". An overview of the Constitution of Sirocco and technically the document that founded Sirocco. Additionally the only law to have been repealed (alongside the former Constitution).

GDR Dissolution Act 2010
  • 3 November 2010 (19 Grable 65), took effect 3 November 2010 (19 Grable 65).

Dissolved the Glorious Dictatorial Republic of Andersonia and transferred all assets of the Andersonian state to the Siroccan state the next day.

2011

Political Parties Act 2011
  • 1 February 2011 (17 Plowshare 65), took effect 1 February 2011 (17 Plowshare 65).

Set out regulations for the establishment of political parties within Sirocco. This Act was also the only to have been retroactively dated - it is unknown when exactly the law was written, although presumably sometime in early 2011.

Infrastructure Protection Act 2011
  • 14 October 2011 (29 Hurricane 66), took effect 14 October 2011 (29 Hurricane 66).

Required the Siroccan government to take all possible steps to protect all power poles and road signs within its territory.

Protection of Conservatism Act 2011
  • 24 November 2011 (9 Castle 66), took effect 27 November 2011 (12 Castle 66).

An Act requiring the Siroccan government to revoke diplomatic relations with nations with "anti-conservative and/or [anti-]capitalist viewpoints".

2012

Relationship and Sexual Activities Act 2012
  • 25 January 2012 (10 Plowshare 66), took effect 31 January 2012 (16 Plowshare 66).

Defined relationships, marriage (with a provision for same-sex marriage), divorce, and the age of consent within Sirocco.

Sir James Milne Wilson Act 2012
  • 29 February 2012 (16 Sedan 66), took effect 29 February 2012 (16 Sedan 66).

Named after the only man to have been born and died on 29 February, this Act made 29 February a public holiday.

Dominion of Zona Act 2012
  • 17 March 2012 (2 Prime 66), took effect 21 March 2012 (6 Prime 66).

Provision for annexing the former Zonian Confederacy and reforming it into the Dominion of Zona.

2013

National Post and Telegraph Act 2013
  • 22 January 2013 (7 Plowshare 67), took effect 22 January 2013 (7 Plowshare 67).

Established the National Post and Telegraph Corporation.

Transition of Capital Act 2013
  • 15 February 2013 (3 Sedan 67), took effect 20 February 2013 (8 Sedan 67).

Moved the national capital from Alston to Havilland, and then on to Rathlyn. Also added provision for its reversal at the end of the year, whereby the capital moved back to Alston via Havilland.

Cantabrian Territories Act 2013
  • 14 April 2013 (30 Prime 67), took effect 15 April 2013 (1 Manhattan 67).

Annexed the territories of Greater Hagley and Sandford and the dependencies of Maxia and Trinity from Zealandia.

Atomic Calendar Act 2013
  • 15 July 2013 (31 Julin 67), took effect 16 July 2013 (1 Trinity 68).

Formalised the structure of the Atomic calendar and made official its use within Sirocco.

National Parks Act 2013
  • 17 December 2013 (2 Argus 68), took effect 21 December 2013 (6 Argus 68).

Established Sirocco's national parks as areas of "outstanding beauty, natural or man-made, that is of great cultural and scenic importance to the nation."

Railways Act 2013
  • 28 December 2013 (13 Argus 68), took effect 31 December 2013 (16 Argus 68).

Established the Siroccan National Railways Corporation.

2014

Currency Act 2014
  • 25 January 2014 (10 Plowshare 68), took effect 17 February 2014 (5 Sedan 68).

Reformed the simoleon to be based on units of ten rather than units of 100.

Provinces Act 2014
  • 31 May 2014 (16 Nevada 68), took effect 7 June 2014 (23 Nevada 68).

Dissolved a number of provinces and dependencies.

Gazetting Act 2014
  • 31 May 2014 (16 Nevada 68), took effect 9 June 2014 (25 Nevada 68).

Required the Sirocco Times to publish all Acts passed by the government.

Legislative Codes Act 2014
  • 27 August 2014 (12 Baker 69), takes effect 7 September 2014 (23 Baker 69).

Added date-based identification codes to all Acts of Government.

Prohibition of Mashed Carrots Act 2014
  • 31 August 2014 (16 Baker 69), takes effect 10 September 2014 (26 Baker 69).

Makes it illegal to prepare mashed carrots or provide any form of carrots to Communists.