Since early 2008, His Administratorness' Government worked to integrate the nobility of AH.com into AH.com Politics, primarily through the creation of the Landsraad. However, following the election of the first Landsraad in March 2009, two opposing views arose in Parliament over what powers the Landsraad should be granted and the regulation of noble titles. One side, as espoused by Susano of the Federalist Federation of Federalists in the Powers of the Landsraad bill, called for ceding the Lower House's powers over the regulation of noble titles to the Landsraad. The other side, spearheaded by maverick of the Evil Party in the Peerage Reform bill, instead called for a tri-partisan commission staffed by members of both houses to oversee reform and regulation of the Peerages.
This bill became the first to be considered by the Landsraad of AH.com on April 22, 2009.
MP Susano (FFF) submitted this bill to the Lower House of Parliament on April 15, 2009.
The Landsraad was informed of the passage of this bill on April 22, 2009. According to the Landsraad Act of 2008, three Lords must call for a bill to be vetoed before a vote can be held.
fortyseven, Duke of Maine (YSP), Euio, Duke of Teschen (FFF), Big Tex, Duke of Texas (FFF), General Mung Beans, Hou of Yanbian (FFF), LightInfa, Earl of Richmond (FFF), Gonzaga, Count of Porto Allegre (E), and MrP, Emir of Cheshire (Independent/FFF) announced their support for the bill. None called for a veto, thus no voting was held.
1. Be it enacted that Parliament cedes all power it currently holds concerning the Landsraad and concerning the nobility to the Landsraad, and that the Landsraad exclusively shall hold legislative power over those matters.
2. Be it enacted that the President shall still have a veto power over all matters concerning the Landsraad, but not those concerning the nobility.
Voting on this bill began in the Lower House of Parliament on April 15, 2009 and ended on April 22, 2009.
maverick (E) voted NAY, then changed his vote to AYE.
The Powers of the Landsraad bill was passed by the Lower House on April 22 via the expedited passage rules outlined in Article I of the Legislative Procedures Act and became the first bill to move on to the Landsraad of AH.com. With no members of that body calling for a veto, the bill was considered passed by Parliament. The bill was signed into law by Acting President Thande on May 20, 2009.