Despite seemingly overwhelming support, the 2007 Parliament failed to pass the Landsraad Act in May 2008. Not giving up, the idea was reintroduced in the 2008 Parliament which decided to take a slower and more thoughtful approach to the idea. Rather than producing a second Landsraad Act immediately, Parliament instead proposed the creation of a Parliamentary committee which would examine the Landsraad concept and write a new bill which would address the concerns which tanked the original.
On August 4, 2008, Nekromans (YSP) asked Susano (FFF) if he wished to collaborate in writing a new Landsraad Act. Susano (FFF) suggested that rather than do it themselves, they should instead a “Parliament Committee for the Preparation of a New Landsraad Act”. This proposal was supported by Nekromans (YSP), Deputy Prime Minister Demosthenes (E) and President Sargon (E), although the latter two urged that discussion of any sort of Landsraad Committee be postponed until after the passage of the 2008 Wiki Task Force Bill.
When it became certain that the 2008 Wiki Task Force Bill would be passed, Demosthenes (E) offered a draft of the Landsraad Committee bill, while VulcanTrekkie45 (YSP) volunteered to serve on such a committee should the bill be passed.
Once again, discussion of this bill was postponed when Prime Minister Douglas (E) asked that discussion be put on hold until other business was attended to.
Susano (FFF) reintroduced the bill on August 5 following the passage of the Legislative Procedures Bill. President Sargon (E) announced his support for the bill's reintroduction and requested Parliament move to address the issue.
Be it created a Committee of four people, for the purpose of writing up the act that will establish the powers of, the organization of, the composition of, and the votes of the proposed Landsraad.
The four members of the Commitee will be Prime Minister Douglas of the EVIL Party, Susano of the FFF Party, a member of the Yorkshire Socialist Party, and President Sargon.
This committee will have no more than 10 days to write up the Landsraad bill.
Voting for this bill occured on August 5, 2008:
Prime Minister Douglas (E), TheDarkServant (E), LordInsane (E), 09camaro (E), Pkmatrix (YSP), Steffen (FFF), Susano (FFF), Deputy Prime Minister Demosthenes (E) and Kidblast (YSP) voted in favor.
None have voted against.
Ran Exilis (E), Haggis (E), Gladi (E), Keenir (E), Nekromans (YSP), and VulcanTrekkie45 (YSP) did not vote, and thus abstained.
Thus, the Landsraad Committee Act was passed, 9 to 0.