Parliamentary Practice, 2020

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Parliamentary Practice, 2020
An act to outline the procedures of the Parliament of the Cupertino Alliance
CitationAct 102, 2020
Territorial extentCupertino Parliament
Considered byCupertino Parlianment
Enacted byChair Jayden Lycon
Date passed28 March 2020
Date enacted28 March 2020
Date effective28 March 2020
Administered byChair of the Board and Superior Judge

Parliamentary Practice, 2020 is an Act of the Cupertino Parliament which outlines the rules on conducting business and parliamentary procedure in Cupertino Alliance sessions.

Background

During the early days of the Cupertino Alliance, there was not much decorum within sessions. This led to criticisms from delegates as well as outsiders. Following the 69 Hour Session controversy, Jayden Lycon swore to create a decorum standard within the alliance[1].

Summary of the Act

The Act contains 10 articles.

Article number and title Effect Page no.
Definitions
  • Defines the term "delegate".
1
Article 1 - Membership Attainment Pre-Voting
  • Outlines the deadlines for membership applications
  • Adds the power for the Division of Membership Attainment to reject an applicant if they applied too frequently
1
Article 2 - Parliament Session Planning
  • Outlines the deadline for planning a session
  • Outlines the rules for cancelling a session
  • Gives the delegates the power to close a quorum if the Chair of the Board goes inactive for 20 or more minutes
1
Article 3 - The Action of Proposing and the Notary General
  • Outlines the procedure for proposing major and minor laws
  • Defines the term "major law" and "minor law"'
  • Creates the Notary General for grammar fixes and to review proposals to meet the law standard required for Cupertino Alliance legislation
  • Rules for nominating a proposal
1-2
Article 4 - During Parliamentary Sessions
  • Outlines the name format delegates are required to use
  • Outlines how sessions are started
  • Outlines the working language of the Cupertino Alliance
  • Outlines the required behaviour of delegates in session
  • Outlines what Cupertino Alliance sessions are for
  • Outlines how to close a session
  • Grants the power of a delegate, minister and/or chair to vote for another delegate, minister and/or the chair to be kicked from a session
  • Allows the delegate to have a non-voting alternate account on the Cupertino Alliance Discord server
2-4
Article 5 - Post Parliamentary Procedure
  • Outlines the procedure and responsibility of putting upvotes
  • Outlines how to collect votes for membership applications
  • Outlines the timeframe for the Cupertino Gazette to be published
  • Outlines when proposals go in effect
  • Outlines the copyright status of the Gazette
4
Article 6 - Windhoek Agreement and the Appeal of an Administrative Decision
  • Outlines the relationship between this Act and the Windhoek Agreement
  • Outlines the logging of all incidents to the delegate's Windhoek report
  • Grants the power of the Superior Judge to withhold and withdraw the punishment, decrease the punishment, or not make any changes
  • Grants the power to form a tribunal, which talks can withhold and withdraw the punishment, decrease the punishment, or not make any changes, however, it also gains the option to increase the punishment or to expel the delegate
  • Outlines the timeframe to appoint a new delegate, if expelled
4-5
Article 7 - Ministerial Orders
  • Grants the power of a Minister to enact an order
  • Outlines the jurisdiction of an order
  • Grants the power of the Superior Judge to overturn an order
  • Grants the power of a Minister to appeal the Superior Judge's decision through another judge
5
Article 8 - Chairmanship Orders
  • Grants the power of the Chair of the Board to enact an order
  • Outlines the jurisdiction of an order
  • Grants the power of the Superior Judge to overturn an order
  • Grants the power of a Minister to appeal the Superior Judge's decision through another judge
  • Outlines rule of precedence between a Ministerial Order and a Chairmanship Order
5
Article 9 - Copyright and Privacy Information
  • Requires all personal classified information to be removed from the Cupertino Gazette transcript
  • Allows a delegate to request to remove certain information from the Cupertino Gazette transcript
  • Outlines the copyright status of the Cupertino Alliance
5
Article 10 - Agreement
  • Outlines the jurisdiction and automatic agreement of these rules during a Cupertino session
6
  1. Lycon, Jayden (23 March 2020) Apology Issued effective 23 March 2020