Like the earlier Cabinet Positions Bill, the proposed Cabinet Duties Bill was an attempt to establish specific Cabinet positions and clarify their responsibilities. The bill was not voted upon or passed but, like its predecessor, would later be used by President Leo Caesius as the basis for the Cabinet positions he would later create.
On August 13, 2006, President Caesius presented a motion urging the Parliament to pass a resolution determining what capacities any future cabinet members would serve.
Newly elected Prime Minister Midgard (E) proposed the following:
NOTE: This is somewhat interpretive and the author of the following has taken the liberty of rewriting the proposed text in a more official manner, but has not changed the specifics of the legislation.
Recognizing the need to specify the roles and responsibilities of Cabinet members of His Administratorness' Government, the Parliament of AH.com hereby establishes the positions of Attorney General, Secretary of War, and Secretary of the Treasury.
The Attorney General shall serve a mediatory role in order to settle disputes amicably, and to enforce implementations of whatever legislation this Parliament comes up with.
Recognizing that His Administratorness Ian cannot be everywhere at once, the Secretary of War shall be responsible for defense of this site from spammers, trolls, lunatics, etc. until such time that he does have time to address one of the above with a kick or a ban.
The Secretary of the Treasury shall be responsible for overseeing thread length (and resulting openings/closings of threads), and taking petitions as to whether certain threads should be open/closed.
This bill was never voted on or passed into law, but was the closest the 2006 Parliament of AH.com ever got to legally specifying the roles and responsibilities of cabinet members. President Caesius would later use this and the earlier proposed Cabinet Positions Bill as the basis for creating the Cabinet posts of Secretary of State, Secretary of War, Secretary of the Treasury, Attorney General, Undersecretary of State Responsible for Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Information.