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The Military Bill of 2009

The Military Bill was introduced to the 2009-2010 Parliament on its opening day by Douglas. The bill was considered a key part of the EVIL Party's agenda. It drew 8 Nay votes by August 18 and so was technically defeated, but some MPs had specific issues with the bill that were not addressed when MP maverick took it off the table, with the understanding that it would be reintroduced at a later time.

Text of the Bill

WHEREAS AH.com has been troubled in the past by private and quasi-military forces that have raised the standard of rebellion against the lawful government of the Board.

BE IT ENACTED that all military forces are hereby forbidden, except the AH.com Military, headed by the Minister of War and Peace and responsible to the duly-elected President, and the Imperial Guard.

BE IT FURTHER ENACTED that the raising of any military force without the express consent of Parliament and the President be declared an act of treason, and be punished by banning from all positions within the AH.com Government with reinstatement possible only on the sufferance of two-thirds of Parliament or after a period of two years.

BE IT FURTHER ENACTED that the AH.com Military may only be called to action by direct and public decree of the duly-elected President of AH.com, or by direct and public decree of the Acting President.

BE IT FURTHER ENACTED that any action taken by the Minister of War and Peace to use the AH.com Military prior to a direct and public decree of the President or Acting President be declared an act of treason, and be punished by banning from all positions within the AH.com Government only on the sufferance of two-thirds of Parliament or after a period of two years.

BE IT FURTHER ENACTED that the AH.com Military and the Imperial Guard cannot be used by the President to disband Parliament or the Landsraad or to call off elections.

BE IT FURTHER ENACTED that the Federal Territories of AH.com shall be permitted to create and regulate Militias for their own defense with the consent and permission of Parliament and the President, established and supervised according to a process to be set by law.

Results

First Introduction

Voted Aye

Douglas (E), lothaw (E), maverick (E), Paladin (E), Patriot (E), Iori (DISPPR), oakvale (Ind) (7)

Voted Nay

Krall (BWS), Susano (FFF), Jimbrock (FFF), Don Giorgio (FFF), ImperialVienna (ESP), Benkarnell (ESP), Communist Wizard (BBP), Stalin's Pipe Organs (PRSP) (8)

See also

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