NS 222-2: The House Continuity and Closure Act [PASSED] Jun 30, 2015 18:37:49 GMT -5 Paffnia likes this
Post by The Candy Lane on Jun 30, 2015 18:37:49 GMT -5
NS 222-2: The House Continuity and Closure Act
Record Number: NS 222-2
Article I: Definitions
a) An "active House" is any house that has at least one member (either WA Islander or Non-WA Islander) that has not ceased to exist and has posted on the forums within the past 12 months.
b) An "inactive House" is a house that has no WA Islanders or Non-WA Islanders still residing in the 10000 Islands that have posted within the past 12 months.
Article II: The House Steward
a) In the event that the Founder of an active House ceases to exist, leaves the 10000 Islands or doesn't post on the forums for 12 months, the Lyonesse East Senator will nominate a candidate from amongst the remaining members of the House to become the House Steward. The Council of Nine shall then choose whether to accept or reject this candidate through a simple majority. If the House Founder has expressed that a certain member should be Steward when it becomes necessary, the Council shall follow that recommendation unless there are grave reasons against.
b) The House Founder may at any time choose to name a House Steward to act in his/her place.
a) The House Steward exercises all rights and duties of the House Founder, especially the upkeeping of the House Roster
b) Notwithstanding a), the House Steward may not decide to disband the House or merge it into another House
a) The House Steward serves until he/she ceases to exist, switches Houses, leaves the 10000 Islands, resigns, doesn't post on the forums for 12 months, or is removed from office by majority vote of the Council of 9, in which case the Council of Nine will appoint a new House Steward, unless the house is no longer active. In case the House Steward was appointed pursuant to §2 Section b) of this act, the power to appoint a new House Steward rests with the House Founder, if he/she has not since ceased to exist and has posted in the past 12 months.
b) The House Steward's tenure ends automatically in the event that the House Founder returns, resumes posting and states a desire to regain leadership of the House.
Article III: Suspension of Houses
a) In the event of grave misconduct of a House Founder, or a House as a collective, the Council of Nine may choose to suspend the House by majority vote, either indefinitely or for a set time frame
b) A suspended House may no longer induct new members
c) A suspended House may not take part in any competition held between the XKI Houses.
d) A suspension may be revoked by the Council of Nine at any time.
The Lyonesse East Senator shall be responsible for informing both the suspended House and the public about a suspension and the end of a suspension.
Article IV: Disbandment or Merging of Houses
The House Founder may at any time choose to disband his/her House.
a) The Council of Nine may disband an active House by a two-thirds majority vote in case The House Founder or the House as a collective are found guilty of egregious acts against the 10000 Islands.
b) The Council of Nine may disband an inactive House by simple majority vote. A vote to disband an inactive house may be held one year after the house has fallen inactive at the earliest.
c) After a failed vote to disband an inactive House pursuant to b), a new vote may be not held before half a year has passed.
A House Founder may at any time choose to merge his/her House into another House, if the Founder of the other House agrees. The members of the merging House automatically become members of the House they merge into, though are free to move elsewhere thereafter.
PASSED 8-0, with 1 abstention
The Candy Lane