Internal Procedures Act 2013

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Internal Procedures Act 2013
Act of the Ruling Council
CitationAct 1
Territorial extentEmpire of Adammia
Considered byI Legislature
Enacted byEmperor Adam I
Date enacted21 July 2013
Date repealed15 November 2014
Repealing legislation
Internal Procedures Act 2014
Status: Repealed

The Internal Procedures Act 2013 was the first Act of Council to be passed in the Empire of Adammia. It related to the conduct of local elections and the procedures of Ruling Council meetings.

The local election provisions were superseded by the First Amendment to the Supreme Directive in November 2013. The remaining provisions were repealed and replaced by the Internal Procedures Act 2014 in November of 2014.


Section 1 provides for a Province's landed noble to become that province's Minister (later Councilor) under various conditions, including the province having no permanent population, the death or resignation of the previous Minister, the absence of candidates for Minister in a local election, the fact that no local election has yet been held in the province, or if the Minister is unavailable for a period of time longer than a month.

Section 2 states that a person may not be a Minister of more than one province, and compels a Minister to resign if their duties as a landed noble compel them to be an acting Minister in another province. Further provisions include a rule that no person may be a Duke or Duchess of more than one province at a time, and a general provision that the Monarch may intervene if there are any unforeseen clashes under this system.

Section 3 deals with the "Candidate List" system which was used to manage local elections. The Act specified that there should be no more than 10 nominees at a time on the list (this limit never came close to being exceeded).

Section 4 was a clarification that only elected Ministers (later Councilors) could stand for election as Prime Minister, per the original version of the Supreme Directive. This would later be repealed by the Second Amendment in August 2015, which allowed any member of the Ruling Council to run for Prime Minister (this repeal eventually allowed Lord McKenna, a noble, to become Prime Minister in 2016).

Section 5 contained provisions for the opening and closing of Ruling Council meetings by its chair, the recording of its register, and provisions for placing a meeting "on hold" under various circumstances, such as if the meeting dropped sub-quorate (this concept would later be superseded by the 2014 act's "caucus" mechanism).

Section 6 dealt with the formal manner of address within Ruling Council meetings, as well as the Council's agenda. First on the agenda were to be reports from each province, a concept which is believed to be derived from the Grand Unified Micronational's practice of "National Reports" which it maintained at the time. The section also deals with basic debating procedure and the procedure for voting on motions.

External links

Act 1: Internal Procedures Act 2013, Office of State