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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Silvia Collins, a professor of Political History and MP appointed by the Guardian Council, submits two bills for Parliament's consideration:

Free and Fair Elections Act Repeal posted:


The Free and Fair Elections Act is hereby repealed in its entirety.


In her explanatory notes to the bill, she writes:

"I have strongly opposed the FFEA when it was brought before the previous Parliament, as it introduced a harmful and unnecessary degree of bias into the electoral process via the creation of an explicitly political office charged with overseeing our elections. The present mechanisms outlined in the constitution proved perfectly adequate over the course of the many local and national elections held over the last two years. I am glad the government agreed with me in actions, if not in rhetoric, by neglecting to implement any of this act's provisions since it came into force. Nevertheless, having "walking-dead" laws on the books can be a problem in itself, so I ask Parliament to formally repeal it and finally put an end to this whole mess."

Constitutional Amendment for Representative Opposition Leadership posted:


(1). The following clauses are removed: "The leader of the largest party in Opposition shall be designated as the Leader of Opposition. If there are two or more such leaders, the Guardian Council shall select the Leader of Opposition from among them."

(2). The sections below are inserted in their place:

"Selection: Upon the passage of a Motion of Confidence, or a vacancy in the office of the Leader of Opposition, each MP in Opposition shall publicly submit an eligible name to the Guardian Council, where any MP outside the coalition is eligible. Should an absolute majority of Opposition MPs submit the same eligible name, that MP shall be designated the Leader of Opposition. Otherwise, the Guardian Council shall select the Leader of Opposition from among all eligible submissions."

"Recall: At any time, any Opposition MP may publicly submit a recall petition to the Guardian Council. Should at least half of Opposition MPs support that petition, and no successful recall petition was submitted within the preceding six months, the Leader of Opposition shall be removed from their office and a new selection process shall take place."


In her explanatory notes to the bill, she writes:

"With of all due respect to the SnnSP and their voters, it is obvious to all that their current leader, Lorenzo Shimizu, isn't interested in fulfilling any function of government except passing his party's signature Bill of Rights, and as such is obviously unsuited to represent the wider Opposition. Many committee seats stand unfilled for months, and not a single specific question has been asked of the government since Micheal Janstin's departure. This is an unacceptable situation that threatens to undermine the principles our system of government is founded upon. I ask all of you to support this bill, so that such a situation may not repeat itself in the future."

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tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.




quote:

From the Sard Trumpet:

Finance Minister, SDU Party Leader moves to Sard

...his new residence downtown, a two-story terrace house..."I'm excited to begin the work of rebuilding our capital. My experience in Panorama has convinced me that the solutions to urban poverty, crime, and despair lay in the transfer of power into the hands of the working class and the transfer of wealth from unaccountable financiers to democratically-controlled processes.".... already scheduled to appear on several morning and late-night talk shows....

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tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.




Denver Axo
Minister of Finance
Director of First Heaven

quote:

FIRST HEAVEN shall allocate an additional 4,999,999 NSC to the Ministry of Health for the purposes of manufacturing vaccines and medicines to prevent and treat infectious diseases.

For Parliament's consideration:

quote:

KIKUE YAMAKAWA and ARKHAM DIXIT shall be confirmed formally by Parliament as Minister of Health and Foreign Affairs, respectively, which they now occupy in an interim capacity.

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End


tatankatonk posted:



Denver Axo
Minister of Finance
Director of First Heaven


For Parliament's consideration:

Comrade Radek

I have not heard from Comrade Dixit since his first appearance on the national stage, other than his too tardy vote! Where is he?

tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.


sniper4625 posted:

Comrade Radek

I have not heard from Comrade Dixit since his first appearance on the national stage, other than his too tardy vote! Where is he?



Denver Axo
Minister of Finance

I believe the esteemed interim Foreign Minister has been busy concluding extended goodwill negotiations with your mom.

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End


tatankatonk posted:



Denver Axo
Minister of Finance

I believe the esteemed interim Foreign Minister has been busy concluding extended goodwill negotiations with your mom.

Laughable. The Member will be reminded a certain amount of decorum is expected in the Chamber.

To: Ministry of Defense Staff

Please compile a report on the current status of all space-relevant military installations, equipment, and ships.

To: Ministry of Internal Security Staff

Please compile a report on current armament and equipment levels, needs, and wants.

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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Expected Government Income and Expenses for May 3063:

All amounts listed are in millions of New Sirtan Credits.

Items that are one-time only (aren’t recurring on a monthly basis) are marked with square brackets.

Income Breakdown: Entries are listed in the “income source – income amount – algorithmically estimated loss from tax evasion and other relevant forms of crime” format.

Meaning that, in a crime free world, you would have both of them combined.

* Income tax, bottom bracket – 84 (+1) – 29 (+1)

* Income tax, lower middle bracket – 106 (+2) – 25 (+1)

* Income tax, upper middle bracket – 113 (+3) – 15 (+0)

* Income tax, top bracket – 183 (+4) – at least 140 (+2)

* Sales tax – 58 (+1) – 27 (+2)

* Personal Vehicle Tax – 13 (+0) – 12 (+0)

* Legal Addictive Substances Tax – 0.4 (+0) – 3.4 (-0.2)

* Corporate Tax – 136 (+3) – too many factors for remotely accurate estimation, but at least 60 (+4)

* Estate and Gift Tax – 8 (+1) – 48 (+20)

* Commercial Asset Transfer Tax – 7 (+5) – 135 (+95)

* Wealth Tax – 2 (+0) – 97 (+20)

* Foreign Aid – 22 (+2) – 1.6 (+0.1)

* Trade Tariffs – 24 (+1) – 10.6 (+0)

* Government Bond Purchases – 1 (+0) – 0

* Other Sources – 2 (+0) – 1.2 (+0)

Overall Standard Income: 764.4 (+24)


Expenses:

Extra-Budgetary:

* Emergency Youth Intervention Program Operation – 1.5

Leftover Standard Funds: 762.9

Budgetary:

* Prime Minister’s Office – 6

* Ministry of Justice – 49.59 (6.5% of income)

* Ministry of Defence – 57.22 (7.5% of income)

* Ministry of Internal Security – 110.62 (14.5% of income)

* Ministry of Foreign Affairs – 22.89 (3% of income)

* Ministry of Interior – 47.68 (6.25% of income) [In addition to leftover total from First Heaven, see previous expenses summary]

* Ministry of Finance – 76.29 (10% of income)

* Ministry of Education – 91.55 (12% of income)

* Ministry of Infrastructure – 99.18 (13% of income) [In addition to leftover total from First Heaven, see previous expenses summary]

* Ministry of Health – 87.73 (11.5% of income) [In addition to leftover total from First Heaven, see previous expenses summary]

* Ministry of Agriculture – 34.33 (4.5% of income)

* Sirtan Survey Administration – 3.81 (0.5% of income)

* Sirtan Culture Administration – 3.81 (0.5% of income)

* Bureau of Labor – 6.5

* Office of the Attorney General – 4

* Sirtan Budgetary Office – 1.2

* Regular Court System – 17

* Peace and Justice Commission – 4

* Parliament – 10

* Guardian Council – 8

* Government Bond Payments – 5

* Other Expenses – 2

* Emergency Fund – 14.5 (total – 71.2)


First Heaven Reserve Fund

Initial Balance: 438.71

Depositions:

* [Wealth Cap Tax – 15 (-5) – more than 1,400 (+450, revised estimate)]

Withdrawals:

* Lotus Accord Loan Repayment – 4.375

* Osiris Accord Loan Repayment – 0.589

* [Vast Heaven Headquartering Funding Release – 1]

* [Ministry of Health Funding Release (Vaccines) – 5]

Projected Balance: 442.746 (+4.036)


Local Government:

Sard:

Income Breakdown:

* Property Tax – 5.8 (+0.3) – 4.1 (+0.1)

* Business Tax – 6 (+1) – at least 5 (+0)

* Income Tax – 4 (+0.4) – at least 5 (+0.3)

* Estate Tax – 2.6 (-0.2) – at least 5 (+0)

* Asset Transfer Tax – 2.5 (+0.5) – 42 (+24)

* Remaining from last month – 4.8 (-8.3) - 0

Overall Income: 25.5 (-6.3)

Expenses:

* Advisory Committee – 3 (+0)

* Sard Executive Council – 2.5 (+0)

* Office of the Sard Attorney – 0.5 (+0)

* Professional Advisory Council – 2.7 (+0)

* Sun Rises on Sard Program – 3.5 (+0)

* Factory Operation – 7 (+2.2)

Overall Expenses: 19.2 (-7.8)

Remaining: 6.3 (+1.5)


Topaz:

Income Breakdown:

* Property Tax (5%) – 42 (+0) – 8 (+1)

* Business Tax (2.5%) – 70 (+2) – at least 15

* Remaining from last month – 201.7 (+17.8) – 0

Overall Income: 314.7 (+19.8)

Expenses:

* Mayor’s Office – 1.5 (+0)

* City Council – 3.5 (+0)

* Bedrock of Topaz Program – 2.2 (+0)

* Unemployment Allowance – 53.5 (-0.3)

* Auditing Department – 4 (+0)

* Education Stipend – 27.9 (+1.7)

* Sanitation Department – 2 (+0)

Overall Expenses: 94.6 (+1.4)

Remaining: 220.1 (+18.4)

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tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.




Denver Axo
Sard Municipal Government

For the People's Assembly's consideration:

quote:

Sard Tax Adjustment Act

The business tax rate shall be set at 6%. The tax on property shall have its threshold lowered to include property above 400,000 NSC in value, and the rate shall be set at 5%. The income tax on incomes above 75,000 shall be set at 6%.

All previous exemptions introduced in previous municipal tax legislation, including for worker's cooperatives, shall be maintained.

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tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.




Denver Axo
Minister of Finance
Director of First Heaven

quote:

First Heaven authorizes a research grant of 4,500,000 NSC to Sard University's Societal Modeling Program, with the intent of establishing a simulation of Sirta's capital flows and financial sector in order to identify possible sources of illegal financial transfers and tax evasion.

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


First Census Report (February 3063) - Sard:

Population Data:

Total Population – 5,035,975

By Gender:

* Female – 52% - 2,618,707

* Male – 47.3% - 2,382,016

* Other – 0.7% - 35,252

By AMR Status:

* Human – 99.5% - 5,010,795

* AMR – 0.5% - 25,180

By Age:

* [0 – 11] – 13% - 654,677

* [12 – 17] – 8% - 402,878

* [18 – 21] – 5% - 251,799

* [22 – 29] – 9% - 453,238

* [30 – 49] – 25% - 1,258,994

* [50 – 74] – 26.8% - 1,349,641

* [75 – 89] – 12% - 604,317

* [90 +] – 1.2% - 60,432

By Education Level:

* University – 18% - 906,475

* Trade School/Professional Training – 14% - 705,036

* Mandatory Curriculum – 38% - 1,913,670

* Basic – 26% - 1,309,354

* None – 4% - 201,440

By Occupation Sector:

The following figures refer to adult citizens only – data on underage employment is considered unreliable. As such, all percentages refer to the adult population (3,978,420 – 79% of the overall population).

Registered self-employed citizens and business owners are included in the data for their respective sectors (e.g. a convenience store owner is considered to be employed in Retail and a self-published author is under Entertainment and Media).

* Manufacturing – 16.4% - 652,461

** Manufacturing (Electrical Appliances & Specialized Electronics) – 3% - 119,353

** Manufacturing (Biotechnology Products) – 8.4% - 334,187

** Manufacturing (Furniture) – 2% - 79,564

** Manufacturing (Complex Systems) – 1% - 39,784

** Manufacturing (Other) – 2% - 79,572

* Research – 7.2% - 286,446

** Research (Biotechnology) – 6.8% - 270,532

** Research (Other) – 0.4% - 15,914

* Engineering, Design and Development – 6.5% - 258,597

** EDD (Biotechnology) – 3.5% - 139,245

** EDD (Complex Systems) – 0.5% - 19,893

** EDD (Software) – 1.5% - 59,676

** EDD (Other) – 0.5% - 19891

* Maintenance – 4.6% - 183,007

* Construction – 2% - 79,568

* Resource Extraction – 1.4% - 55,698

* Agriculture – 0% - 87

* Private Service and Retail – 3.1% - 123,331

* Education – 7% - 278,489

* Healthcare – 3.9% - 155,158

* Transportation – 0.6% - 19,892

* Finance – 0.7% - 27,849

* Entertainment and Media – 3.5% - 139,245

* Civil Service – 3% - 119,353

* Law Enforcement – 0.8% - 31,827

* Military – 0.3% - 11,935

* Unemployed – 39% - 1,551,584


Building Data:

Total Buildings: 116,429

By Ownership:

* Private Organizations – 37.5% - 43,661

* Private Citizens – 27% - 31,436

* Government – 28% - 32,600

* Foreign Entities – 5% - 5,821

* Other – 2.5% - 2,911

By Type:

* Residential – 40% - 46,572

* Manufacturing – 19.5% - 22,704

* Office – 18% - 20,957

* Research – 7% - 8,150

* Commercial – 6% - 6,986

* Storage – 3.5% - 4,075

* Other – 6% - 6,986

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


The drafting session is extended until Friday - the 14th of December - at 15:00 UTC.

tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.




Denver Axo
Minister of Finance
Director of First Heaven

For Parliament's consideration:

quote:


Bill F-7

This Act may be cited as the "Bond Structuring And Authorization Act."

I. All previous or current series of bonds issued through the authority of the current or previous Governments of Sirta shall cease issuance upon passage of this Act.
II. The Governments or Municipalities that issued those previous bonds shall honor all bonds that have yet to mature.
III. Parliament shall authorize the Ministry of Finance to issue bonds on behalf of the Parliament of Sirta, backed by the full faith and authority of Parliament. All funds involved in bonds shall be held and handled through the First Heaven Financial Collective's operating funds.
IV. The Ministry of Finance shall observe the following practices:
a. All bonds shall be sold through auction. All auctions shall be announced two weeks before sales. Initial prices and interest rates shall be announced by the Ministry two days before auction, with subsequent prices and interest rates determined through the auction process.
b. The Ministry of Finance shall offer the following maturities for its bonds: 2-year, 3-year, 5-year, 10-year, 25-year, 50-year.
V. Any Municipality seeking to issue its own municipal bonds must observe the practices listed in Section IV, and submit its records to monthly audit by the Ministry of Finance. The Ministry of Finance may temporarily suspend any Municipality's ability to issue bonds.
VI. Parliament pledges to honor all bonds so issued under the terms of this Act.
VII. Parliament may authorize new kinds of bonds or new bond maturities through amendments of this Act.

tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.




Denver Axo
Sard Municipal Government

For the Sard Assembly's consideration:

quote:


Sard Industrial Collective Act

I. The Sard Municipal Government shall establish a subsidiary organization titled the Sard Industrial Collective (SIC).
II. SIC shall assume responsibility for coordinating and managing all industrial facilities, manufacturing/research/engineering businesses, and co-operatives owned by the SMG.
III. SIC shall divide its assets between those directed by the SMG to produce goods at cost for distribution to Sard residents, and those operated for profit.
IV. All profits made by SIC surplus to salary, operation, and maintenance costs shall be returned to the SMG general fund.
V. SIC shall be directed by a Chair, nominated by the Professional Advisory Council and confirmed by a majority vote in the People's Assembly.
VI. SIC shall operate as a worker's cooperative, have its practices decided by employee vote, and is thus exempt from municipal business and property taxes.

quote:

Sard Appraisal Act of 3063

The Sard Municipal Government requests an evaluation of all private property in the city to be issued by the Property Appropriation Commitee for the purposes of compensating owners for anticipated appropriation. The SMG requests that the decision categorize the decision in the following categories: Company Shares, Vital Real-Estate, Vital Other Assets, Not-Vital Real Estate, and Not-Vital Other Assets; Vital property defined as having some sort of agricultural capacity, non-luxury production capacity, or public utility like energy, transportation, or medical facilities.

quote:


Sard Budget for May 3063

Income


Overall Income: 25.5 (-6.3)

Expenses:

* Advisory Committee – 3

* Sard Executive Council – 2.5

* Office of the Sard Attorney – 0.5

* Professional Advisory Council – 2.7

* Sun Rises on Sard Program – 3.5

* Factory Operation – 7

Overall Expenses: 19.2

Remaining: 6.3

Expenditures

Expanded funding for Sard University - 500,000 NSC

Capital grant for Sard Industrial Collective to establish a modern Complex Systems manufacturing facility and associated engineering labs - 5,700,000 NSC

Remainder: 100,000 NSC

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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


The drafting session is extended until Monday - the 17th of December - at 15:00 UTC.

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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Bumping this to prevent it falling into the archive. I hope to resume this in mid-January.

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