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Landsraad Bill

Overview

In April 2008, Susano took the time to compile a complete listing of AH.com Peerages. Shortly afterward, members of the nobility began to float suggestions of allowing some sort of direct participation in His Administratorness' Government in the form of an Upper House in Parliament, called a Landsraad, similar in concept to the British House of Lords. If this bill was passed, it would have transformed AH.com's legislature to a bicameral system.

Although defeated, it was later reintroduced as the Landsraad Act of 2008 and passed by the 2008 Parliament of AH.com.

History

On May 5, 2008, Vice President Sargon (E) proposed the establishment of a Landsraad of AH.com to Members of Parliament. The proposal was supported by President Midgard (E) and endorsed by Ran Exilis (E).

Text of Legislation

The Parliament shall respect the establishment of a Landsraad of AH.com.

Results

The Landsraad Bill was placed to a floor vote on May 22, 2008. Almost immediately YSP Chairman Thande, among others, questioned the implications of creating a Landsraad and whether or not its very existence would bar Peers from standing in parliamentary elections. He urged YSP MPs to vote against the proposal.

Agentdark (E) and Superdude (PPP) voted in favor.

Douglas (E), Haggis (E), Historyfan92 (YSP), Kabraloth (FFF), Michael (KETWIWB), Nekromans (YSP), Steffen (FFF), Kidblast (YSP) and The Bald Imposter (KETWIWB) voted against.

Gladi (E), Ran Exilis (E), Flocculencio (KETWIWB), and MrP (KETWIWB) did not participate in the vote, resulting in de facto abstentions.

Thus, the Landsraad Bill was defeated: 9 votes against to 2 votes in favor.

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