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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Stefan Borisov, Minister of Interior:

I thank the Prime Minister for granting me this opportunity to have a direct role in implementing the FDG's long-term development program. While my predecessor's departure is unfortunate, I am confident that I can continue his efforts for our country's recovery. For now, his previous directives remain in place as I familiarize myself with the current state of the Ministry.

Kairi Fields, Minister of Health:

After looking through some of the reports on my new Ministry, two things became evident to me: first, the quality of our healthcare is, to put it mildly, lacking, and second, we currently have a surplus of around 14 million NSC a month and more than 40 million NSC in reserve. A curious contradiction, that. There are a variety of issues we must address, such as the lack of qualified personal and shortages of basic and specialized medicine. So, without further ado, let me present a set of new directives for my Ministry:

1. 12 million NSC will be allocated for use in the establishment of rehabilitation centers in each of our cities, as outlined in the Rehabilitation Act V2.

2. In addition to their current funding, Public Hospitals shall receive an additional 6 million NSC a month, to be divided between them according to the strain each one is experiencing, as determined by Ministry staff.

3. A comprehensive review of all mental health facilities should be undertaken to determine the most pressing issues facing our mental care programs. 500,000 NSC are allocated for this purpose.

4. From now on, the Immediate Response Service will receive 2 million NSC per month.

5. The rest of the funds will remain in reserve for now.

In addition, I present the following bill for Parliament's consideration:

Sirtan Drug Administration Act posted:


1. A new body by the name of the Sirtan Drug Administration or the SDA shall be formed under the Ministry of Health for the purpose of facilitating and directing the public research, development and manufacture of pharmaceuticals.

2. All properties, facilities and employees of Sirtan Pharmaceuticals Co. shall be nationalized and placed under the management of the SDA.

3. Compensation owed to Sirtan Pharmaceuticals Co. shareholders shall be decided by the Property Appropriation Committee. However, the appropriation of property is effective immediately upon passage of this act, with the determined compensation to be payed out at the Ministry of Health's convenience.


We must take measures to address our medicine shortage, to end the suffering of many people. They can't afford any delay, so neither can we. I trust my fellow MPs to understand this.

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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


The drafting phase is now over. The voting phase begins now and will last until Thursday - the 8th of February - at 14:30 UTC.

Bills under Parliament's consideration:

1. Public Lands Act, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek.
2. Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek.
3. Property Appropriation Mortgage Act, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek.
4. Sirtan Drug Administration Act, submitted by Minister of Health Kairi Fields.

Proposal under the consideration of Sard's People's Assembly:

1. Compensation Payment for Blighted Properties, submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin.
2. Sard Unemployment Allowance, submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin.
3. Solidarity Against Crime Act, submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin.

Proposals under the consideration of Panorama's People's Assembly:

1. August 3062 Budget, submitted by Citizen Denver Axo.

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sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End



Comrade Radek
Minister of Security and Defense


Aye to all proposals


_________________________


To: Schultz, Commissioner of Prisons
Re: Recommendations

Please provide forwith a list of suggestions and recommendations for improving the conditions within the prisons of Sirta. In the interim, please implement the following:

  • Increased recruitment of guards, and a general raise in quality of hiring
  • Background checks for all current employees, with an eye towards weeding out the corrupt and incompetant
  • Emergency repairs as needed to maintain security and efficiency at our facilities


--------------------------------------

To: Senior Staff, Ministry of Defense
Re: Getting Up to Speed


Greetings to you all. I hope very much to continue the work started by my predecessor, and will strive my utmost to do so. With that in mind, some immediate requests for each of our constitutionally mandated responsibilities.

Recruitment
What is the current force strength of the SDF? How many men are they requesting? What are the current standards for recruits?

Procurement of arms and other equipment
Who are the major arms manufacturers on Sirta? What types of contracts do they have with the Ministry of Defense?

Project oversight
What projects are currently underway? What are the goals and methods? Which forces are involved?

Areas of deployment
What are they? What forces are where? Who commands them?

Behavior standards
What is the current code of conduct authorized for SDF members? (Is threatening the civillian government up to these standards?)

Personnel compensation
What is the salary range for SDF members?

In addition, please provide any other information you believe will help me get up to speed as quickly as possible. Please feel free to come to me directly with any questions or concerns, especially in this transitional time.

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HiHo ChiRho
Oct 23, 2010

Then you remember. You have a message to send.

Something everyone must know.

You have the power. You have the means.

Let it be known.




Minister Bookchin
Bills under Parliament's consideration:

1. Public Lands Act, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek. AYE
2. Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek. AYE
3. Property Appropriation Mortgage Act, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek. AYE
4. Sirtan Drug Administration Act, submitted by Minister of Health Kairi Fields. AYE


Comrade Bookchin
Proposal under the consideration of Sard's People's Assembly:

1. Compensation Payment for Blighted Properties, submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin. AYE
2. Sard Unemployment Allowance, submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin. AYE
3. Solidarity Against Crime Act, submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin. AYE

tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.




Denver Axo
Panorama Regional Government


Proposals under the consideration of Panorama's People's Assembly:
1. August 3062 Budget, submitted by Citizen Denver Axo. - Aye

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?







AYE to all

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


August 3062 Parliament Votes:

The voting phase is over. Remember that, in the narrative, these votes were separate and took place over the duration of the month, rather than all at once.

Proposals under consideration:

1. Public Lands Act, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek.
2. Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek.
3. Property Appropriation Mortgage Act, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek.
4. Sirtan Drug Administration Act, submitted by Minister of Health Kairi Fields.

Party Breakdown:

* SRLF:
## Public Lands Act – Support 18, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support 18, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support 18, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support 18, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

* Dawn:
## Public Lands Act – Support 9, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support 9, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support 9, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support 9, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

* UCS:
## Public Lands Act – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0

* FDG:
## Public Lands Act – Support 0, Abstain 6, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0

* DAL:
## Public Lands Act – Support 0, Abstain 6, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support 0, Abstain 6, Oppose 0
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support 0, Abstain 6, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support 0, Abstain 6, Oppose 0

* FSP:
## Public Lands Act – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 3
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 3

* Unity Coalition:
## Public Lands Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

* KNK:
## Public Lands Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0

* The Community:
## Public Lands Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0

* VM:
## Public Lands Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0


Guardian Council Appointments:

* Vera Albright:
## Public Lands Act – Support
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support

* Thomas Gill:
## Public Lands Act – Abstain
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support

* Frank Probst:
## Public Lands Act – Abstain
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support

* Lucia Caldera:
## Public Lands Act – Support
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support

* Sander Hansen:
## Public Lands Act – Abstain
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Abstain
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Abstain
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Abstain

* Lisa Wyatt:
## Public Lands Act – Support
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support

* William Viner:
## Public Lands Act – Abstain
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Abstain
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Abstain
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Abstain

* Roger Rockwell:
## Public Lands Act – Support
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support

* Janet Oliphant:
## Public Lands Act – Support
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support

* Silvia Collins:
## Public Lands Act – Support
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support

* Rachel Hoffman:
## Public Lands Act – Abstain
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Abstain
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Abstain
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Abstain

* Paul Thiede:
## Public Lands Act – Abstain
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Abstain
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Abstain
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support

* Della Jalbert:
## Public Lands Act – Abstain
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support

* Sofia Juhl:
## Public Lands Act – Support
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support

* Jade Ross:
## Public Lands Act – Support
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support

Citizen Seats:

* Rutherford T. Vanderbush:
## Public Lands Act – Abstain
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Abstain
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Abstain
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Abstain

* Jessica Ramsey:
## Public Lands Act – Support
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support


* Susanne Brandt:
## Public Lands Act – Abstain
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support

* Autumn Black:
## Public Lands Act – Abstain
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Abstain
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Abstain
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Abstain


* Grace Wright:
## Public Lands Act – Support
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support


Overall:

## Public Lands Act – Support 43, Abstain 34, Oppose 3
## Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act – Support 50, Abstain 30, Oppose 0
## Property Appropriation Mortgage Act – Support 53, Abstain 27, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Drug Administration Act – Support 51, Abstain 26, Oppose 3

Outcome:

The following bills were passed into law:

* Public Lands Act
* Sirtan Historical and Social Touchstone Act
* Property Appropriation Mortgage Act
* Sirtan Drug Administration Act


August 3062 People’s Assemblies Votes:

In narrative, all listed votes represent not only the individual character’s vote but the votes of a segment of the population that voted similarly.

Sard:

Proposals:

1. Compensation Payment for Blighted Properties, submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin.
2. Sard Unemployment Allowance, submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin.
3. Solidarity Against Crime Act, submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin.

Votes:

* Prime Minister Luxemburg:
## Compensation Payment for Blighted Properties – Support
## Sard Unemployment Allowance – Support
## Solidarity Against Crime Act – Support

* Minster of Education Bookchin:
## Compensation Payment for Blighted Properties – Support
## Sard Unemployment Allowance – Support
## Solidarity Against Crime Act – Support

* Minister of Internal Security Radek:
## Compensation Payment for Blighted Properties – Support
## Sard Unemployment Allowance – Support
## Solidarity Against Crime Act – Support

* Minister of Finance ReSeAu Gen:
## Compensation Payment for Blighted Properties – Abstain
## Sard Unemployment Allowance – Abstain
## Solidarity Against Crime Act – Abstain

* Minister of Health Kairi Fields:
## Compensation Payment for Blighted Properties – Support
## Sard Unemployment Allowance – Support
## Solidarity Against Crime Act – Support

* Minister of Interior Stefan Borisov:
## Compensation Payment for Blighted Properties – Support
## Sard Unemployment Allowance – Support
## Solidarity Against Crime Act – Support

* Member of Parliament Lenore Hughes:
## Compensation Payment for Blighted Properties – Support
## Sard Unemployment Allowance – Support
## Solidarity Against Crime Act – Support

Total:

## Compensation Payment for Blighted Properties – Support 6, Abstain 1, Oppose 0
## Sard Unemployment Allowance – Support 6, Abstain 1, Oppose 0
## Solidarity Against Crime Act – Support 6, Abstain 1, Oppose 0


Accepted Proposals:

* Compensation Payment for Blighted Properties
* Sard Unemployment Allowance
* Solidarity Against Crime Act

Panorama:

Proposals:

1. August 3062 Budget, submitted by Citizen Axo.

Votes:

* Citizen Denver Axo:
## August 3062 Budget – Support

Total:

## August 3062 Budget – Support 1, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

Accepted Proposals:

* August 3062 Budget

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


The September 3062 drafting phase begins now and will last until Tuesday -the 13th of February - at 12:30 UTC. The Income and Expenses summaries will be edited into this post shortly.

Expected Government Income and Expenses for September 3062:

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 – 77 – 22

* Income tax, lower middle bracket – 89 – 18

* Income tax, upper middle bracket – 102 – 7

* Income tax, top bracket – 157 – at least 120

* Sales tax – 66 – 24

* Personal Vehicle Tax – 13 – 12

* Legal Addictive Substances Tax – 0.4 – 3.8

* Corporate Tax – 105 – too many factors for remotely accurate estimation, but at least 50

* Foreign Aid – 15.8 – 1.5

* Trade Tariffs – 17 – 10.6

* [Outstanding Tax Payments – 8 – at least 80, likely much more]

* [Punitive Fees for Tax Evasion – 0.2 – 0]

* [Government Bond Purchases – 1.2 – 0]

* Other Sources – 2 – 1.2

Overall Income: 653.6

Expenses:

* Prime Minister’s Office – 6

* Ministry of Justice – 78.43 (12% of income)

* Ministry of Defence – 71.70 (11% of income)

* Ministry of Internal Security – 88.24 (13.5% of income)

* Ministry of Foreign Affairs – 21.24 (3.25% of income)

* Ministry of Interior – 37.58 (5.75% of income)

* Ministry of Finance – 63.73 (9.75% of income)

* Ministry of Education – 70.26 (10.75% of income)

* Ministry of Infrastructure – 91.51 (14% of income)

* Ministry of Health – 71.70 (11% of income)

* Office of the Attorney General – 4

* Sirtan Budgetary Office – 1.2

* Regular Court System – 17

* Truth and Reconciliation Commission - 4

* Parliament – 10

* Guardian Council – 8

* Government Bond Payments – 4.7

* Other Expenses – 2

* Emergency Fund – 1.93 (total – 10.64)

Overall Expenses: 653.6

Remaining: 0


Expected Local Government Income and Expenses for September 3062:

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.

Sard:

Income Breakdown:

* Property Tax – 16 – 12

* Business Tax – 14 – at least 12

* Income Tax – 10 – at least 14

* Estate Tax – 3 – at least 5

* Asset Transfer Tax – 2.8 – 5.5

* [Remaining from last month – 138.4- 0]

Overall Income: 184.2

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

* Unemployment Allowance – 75

* [Compensation Payments – 65]

Overall Expenses: 152.2

Remaining: 32


Topaz:

Income Breakdown:

* Property Tax (5%) - 22 – 15

* Business Tax (2.5%) - 38 – at least 20

* [Remaining from last month – 84.3 – 0]

Overall Income: 144.3

Expenses:

* Mayor’s Office – 1.5

* City Council – 3.5

* Bedrock of Topaz Program – 2.2

Overall Expenses: 7.2

Remaining: 137.1


Panorama:

Income Breakdown:

* Profits from Voluntarily Appropriated Business – 4 – 0.17

* [Remaining from last month – 0.13 - 0]

Overall Income: 4.13

Expenses:

* Advisory Committee - 0.5

* Residential Power – 0.065

Overall Expenses: 0.565

Remaining: 3.565

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sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End



Comrade Radek
Minister of Security and Defense


For the Assembly

It is clear that measures must be taken to ameliorate the situation that capital has sought to place the good people of Sard. Let the past months be a lesson as to what happens when one municipality attempts to collect the fair share owed by Capital - it merely flees to a location where it believes it can be sheltered by its compatriots.

Sard Budget Restoration Act

  • The Unemployment Insurance is hereby suspended.
  • The taxation rates will be lowered from 9% to 3%.


-------------------------

To: The Ministries of Defense and Security
Re: Procurement

From now on, on the subject of contracting - preference and priority is to be given to companies maintaining a primary facility in Sard. For procurement, this means the goods are produced here. For services, the primary headquarters. I trust our auditors to make sure that no-one attempts to bend these new guidelines illicitly, upon penalty of a contracting ban.

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Janet McClendon, an FDG City Councilor in Topaz, submits the following bill:

Basic Unemployment Allowance Act posted:


Any Topaz resident listed in the Ministry of Interior's Unemployment Registry shall receive a minimum of 100 NSC per month from the Topaz Municipal Government. The Mayor may elect to raise this sum at any time, but not lower it.


"I think our present financial situation leaves us with an opportunity to invest in our resident's future. While other communities may not be so fortunate, we must do what we can for the vast unemployed sector of our population." she writes in the explanation to the bill.

tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.




Denver Axo
Panorama Regional Government

As a resident of Panorama, I would like to submit the following requests for information to the Advisory Council: First, what is the status of Panorama's rail connection and the effort to repair it? Second, can they provide a general overview of life in Panorama at the moment? Third, how is the effort to launch PARI going, and have we been able to attract a sufficient core of talent to begin worthwhile research?

Proposals for People's Assembly

1. September 3062 Budget Proposal


Income Breakdown:

* Profits from Voluntarily Appropriated Business – 4 – 0.17

* [Remaining from last month – 0.13 - 0]

Overall Income: 4.13

Expenses:

* Advisory Committee - 0.5

* Residential Power – 0.065

Overall Expenses: 0.565

Remaining: 3.565

Remaining: 3.055

Expenditures

Miscellaneous

PARI Funding: 300,000 NSC

Housing for the Executive Transition Team planning the future Ministry of Agriculture: 25,000 NSC

Second round of hiring bonuses for four professors: 160,000 NSC (40,000 NSC each)

Compensatory Payments

Company Shares, Panorama Construction Company: 450,000 NSC
Company Shares, general: 2,475,000 NSC (against the remaining 7.39m balance)

Remainder: 105,000 NSC


2. September 3062 Rural Coordination Inquiry Proposal

The Advisory Committee will contact the rural settlements of Nielsen's Hill, Prosperity, Lavintia's Mark, and Lucky Break, and assess their overall health and economic activity. The Advisory Committee will present the PRG with a report recommending actions or trade agreements that could profitably share resource surpluses between any these settlements and Panorama.


3. Panorama Mortgage Inquiry Proposal

Observing the terms and figures laid out in the recently passed Property Appropriation Mortgage Act, the Advisory Committee will contact all current owners of private property not yet purchased by the PRG to see if any owners would like to enter into a mortgage for their property, present a report to the PRG with offers, and calculate the monthly cost of these mortgages.

4. Panorama Food Fund Proposal

The Advisory Committee will coordinate with the agriculture-operating portion of the PRG to assess what the PRG needs to do to set up a common distribution center for basic food staples, given away for free to the residents of Panorama. This distribution center will include only foodstuffs that meet basic nutritional requirements; any specialty flavorings, ingredients, or brand-name products otherwise produced by the PRG will still need to be bought in stores. Whether the PRG will need to expand food-growing capacity for this to work, or pay for any costs, should be included in the Committee's report.

5. Panorama Hotel Proposal

The Advisory Committee will assess the cost and length of time necessary to renovate three structures in the town into three five-star hotels of 300 rooms each. The Committee will contact the newly established National Architecture Project for architect recommendations, and contract any construction business to the Panorama Construction Company.

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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Arrival of Foreign Delegations (September 3062):

As a result of the delegations sent out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs back in March, all neighboring countries have responded in their own way, sending their own delegations in return, all of which gradually arrived over the course of September.

Their responses are as follows:

* Outer Alliance – The Outer Alliance Executive Directory has approved the restoration of full diplomatic ties with Sirta. It also indicated its’ interest in examining the prospect of Sirta gaining membership in the Outer Alliance. Lissette Martin (32), their new envoy to Sirta, has full authority to negotiate trade agreements, provide developmental aid and discuss Sirta’s entry into the OA.

* Republic of New Frontiers – The republic’s embassy on Sirta has been restored under former Ambassador Susanna Ray (58). Additionally, Sirta’s delegation negotiated a detailed outline for a new trade agreement, which requires further refinement through direct input from the Sirtan government.

* Unitary State of Saguenay – Saguenay’s embassy in Sirta has been re-opened, hosting a modest diplomatic team headed by Retired Colonel Brandon Leger (46). The state is “not opposed to considering the possibility of providing direct financial and material aid to the Sirtan people”.

* Kingdom of Hesperides – Queen Kate IV released the following statement on future relations with Sirta – “After examining the reports from our observers, I am glad to announce that the period of violence, tyranny and instability that has plagued Sirta since Greene’s ascension is over. I am eager to resume the long-lasting productive partnership between the two of us. The swift restoration of our previous trade agreement is the first step on the road to prosperity which we shall walk together, hand in hand, as we did in times past.” She appointed Lady Sofia Winter (31) as Royal Messenger to Sirta and allocated the equivalent of 850 million NSC to be used for future investments and sponsored projects in the sphere of biotechnology. Lady Winter already sent a letter asking the government to discuss and approve the implementation of the previous trade agreement in place under Vallstein.

* SRECC – Sirta’s delegation was turned away without any chance for negotiation, with a stern warning not to send anyone else. However, shortly after the delegation returned to Sirta, a small ship bearing only four people arrived on Janus IV, accompanied by an official request from the SRECC to provide them with lodgings and access to current data on the biotechnology industry. Apparently, they are on a two year long mission to observe the current state and direction of the Sirtan biotechnology industry. The request gave no indication as to the presence or absence of any diplomatic authority invested in these people, nor did it clarify the ultimate goal of their mission. Ministry analysts suspect they are tasked with determining whether Sirtan biotechnology companies are worth the attention of the notoriously isolated nation. The mission members are Pomegranate (22), Grape (22), Lemon (22) and Piano (26). They await the Ministry's response to the request.

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HiHo ChiRho
Oct 23, 2010

Then you remember. You have a message to send.

Something everyone must know.

You have the power. You have the means.

Let it be known.




Minister Bookchin

Thanks to my good Comrade Saint-Just, we are proud to introduce the Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment

quote:

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall exist in Sirta, or any place subject to its jurisdiction, with the exception of enforcement of duties owed to the government which constitute an individual's wider positive responsibility to the nation and society, as in the case of military conscription or payment of taxes, or any other unnamed responsibility which is neither cruel nor unusual nor abridges any individual rights of life or liberty elsewhere protected by the Constitution of Sirta and the laws of Parliament.

There is also the proposals for the Sirtan Survey Administration Act and Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act, and I must give thanks to Comrade Axo for help on the language for both here:

Sirtan Survey Administration Act

quote:

The National Government, in order to fully explore our planet, catalog its riches, and remain apprised of changes in the planet’s natural systems, shall establish, fund, and operate a Sirtan Survey Administration (SSA). The SSA shall operate a single named project upon its establishment, which shall employ personnel appropriate to its duties. The SSA will be headed by a Director, who will be nominated by the Minister of Education, and serve for a five-year term following approval of their nomination by Parliament. Upon the expiration of the five-year term, the Minister of Education may either renew the Director in their position for another term or dismiss the Director and nominate another. The initial 100-person staff will be drawn from administrators and personnel from the Ministries of Infrastructure, Education, Interior, and Health, with final approval for initial hirings resting with the Minister of Education. Further hirings will be made at the discretion of the Director, who will have full power over hirings and firings within the SSA. The Director will oversee SSA activities and provide reports to Parliament every month.
Upon establishment, the Project overseen by the SSA shall consist of the National Survey Project, which shall employ scientists and technicians appropriate to its responsibilities. The National Survey Project shall conduct a continuous survey of sites of interest across the planet, engaging in scientific research, mapping of topography, searching for mineral deposits and other valuable natural resources, and monitor geological and weather systems. The continuous survey will be conducted with no end goal beyond a general advancement of scientific and geological knowledge, and sites may be re-examined with new technology as it becomes available. Additional Projects under the leadership of the SSA may be authorized by future acts of Parliament.


The SSA shall be funded by the Parliament assigning it a percentage of the national budget, which may be set at the Parliament's discretion but may not fall below 1%

Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act

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The Parliament of Sirta recognizes the immense and irreplaceable value of its ties to its neighbors The Kingdom of Hesperides, the Republic of New Frontiers, and the Unitary State of Saguenay, and acknowledges the mutual wish to form a bond of perpetual friendship and peace with these nations.

To this end, Parliament shall authorize the Sirtan Cultural Association to oversee the construction of three separate exhibition grounds, one each in the cities of Sard, Topaz, and Opal. These grounds are to be located within city limits, and shall consist of spaces of no less than 100 and no more than 500 acres. Upon these grounds shall be erected permanent installations celebrating and honoring the history, cultures, industry, religions, and natural beauty of the mentioned nations, with each nation receiving one of the three exhibition grounds as a gift. Each exhibition ground shall be open to the public and administered by the SCA, though an offer to administer the spaces and assume costs jointly shall be made to each nation’s embassy. During planning and construction, the SCA shall consult with all its Projects to provide talent and direction, and seek the input of the three nations’ embassies as how to best represent their national heritage.(edited)
The project shall be funded by the issuing of bonds. An offer to equally share the costs of construction and planning shall be made to the embassies of each nation represented. As a special measure of appreciation from Parliament, any private individual or corporation that purchases at least one bond will have their name recorded and displayed somewhere in the architecture of the exhibition grounds.

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Godlovesus
Oct 16, 2015

Ask me about continually throwing myself at the enemy and losing every single time in EU4 Multiplayer.

My apologies for my absence, A reform of the banking sector has been considered in the Department and has consumed much of my time.

I will resolve to undertake further measures to address the issues in the financial sector. As a first step, I submit the Bill F-2, the Bank Act, for your consideration


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Bill F-2

Short title: This act may be referred to as the Bank Act

Part I: Interpretation and Definitions:

Ministry: The Finance Ministry of the Sirtan National Government

Minister: The Finance Minister of the Sirtan National Government

Government - The Sirtan National Government

Charter - The right to operate a Financial Institution

Schedule: A category that defines the restrictions and responsibilities of a Financial Institutions

Financial Institution: Any organization that conducts transactions such as loans, deposits and investments of a financial nature.

Credit Union: A non-profit financial institution formed by members of a community

Bank: A for-profit financial institution

Foreign institution: an entity wherein at least 60% of ownership is held by individuals or entities not residing, possessing citizenship or operating primarily within Sirta

Local institution: an entity wherein at least 60% of ownership is held by individuals or entities residing, possessing citizenship or operating primarily within Sirta

Operator: The individual or individuals responsible for the oversight and overall decision-making of an entity (such as a Board of Directors or Owner)

Part II: Purpose

In order to re-organize and reclassify financial institutions so as to ensure a healthy, well regulated financial system, This Act declares the Ministry and Minister regulatory authority for the granting of Charters within Sirta.

Part III: Charter Application

A. Any Financial Institution must obtain a Charter from the Ministry prior to operation by;

I) Submitting a application detailing their intent and purpose to form a financial institution,
II) Submitting the identifying information of the intended entity’s operators including
III) Full Legal Name
IV) Date of Birth
V) Certificate of Citizenship or Incorporation
VI) Certificate of Tax Clearance
VII) Sirtan Criminal Check
VIII) Full Financial Disclosure

B.The Ministry will review the application and endeavor to respond to any application for a Charter within 180 days,
C. The Ministry has the right to request further documentation or details be provided should it deem necessary, and
D.The Minister reserves the right to deny the application at any point in time should they believe that the information on the application constitute misrepresentation.

Part IV: Schedule of Charters

1) Successful applicants will be granted a Charter, which is related to a Schedule listed below
A) Schedule I: A local institution Bank which is allowed to accept deposits, make loans, provide credit, conduct investments and transfer funds on behalf of its clients,
B) Schedule II: A local institution Bank which is allowed to conduct investments and provide credit on behalf of its clients,
C) Schedule III: A foreign institution Bank which is allowed to accept deposits, make loans, provide credit, conduct investments and transfer funds on behalf of its clients,
D) Schedule IV: A foreign institution Bank which is allowed to conduct investments and provide credit on behalf of its clients,
E) Schedule V: A local institution Credit Union which is allowed to accept deposits, make loans, provide credit, conduct investments and transfer funds on behalf of its clients
F) Schedule VI: A foreign institution Credit Union which is allowed to accept deposits, and transfer funds on behalf of its clients

Part V: The Responsibilities of Charters

1) All Charter holders are required to uphold their clients right to privacy to the best of their ability by;
A) Ensuring the protection and secure storage of client information,
B) Restricting access to personal information to the client, their authorized representative or on a need-to-know basis,
C) Reporting all illegal attempts or breaches of said information to the client and all relevant authorities in a timely manner,
D) Prohibiting the use of personal information in marketing, promotional or targetted material without client consent.

2)Charter holders may be exempt for 3a) under the following circumstances;
A) When served a official request for information by the Ministry for the purposes of tax verification and audit for the client,
B) When served a subpoena by the Government in relation to criminal charges by the client,
C) As outlined in the FINTRAK Act

3) In addition, Schedule I-IV holders are required to;
A) Update the Ministry as to any change in operator or operators,
B) Update the Ministry as to any cession of business,
C) File tax returns annually and pay any arrears outstanding as outlined in Bill F-1 Section II A.II) and,
D) Maintain a reserve requirement of 10%

4)Schedule V-VI holders are required to;
A) File an informational return detailing the membership in their institutions,
B) Update the Ministry as to any change of status,
C) Update the Ministry to any change in operator or operators,

Part VI: Breach of Charter
A) A breach of Charter may be allowed by the Minister if the operator or financial institution can demonstrate that the cause of the breach was reasonably beyond their control.
B) It is the onus of the operator and/or financial institution to immediately inform the Ministry if a breach has occured upon their awareness of the situation and to attempt to comply with the requirements of the Act as swiftly as possible
C) Failure of a financial institution to uphold its responsibilities may result in the revocation or temporary suspension of their Charter as well as a fine by the Ministry in addition to any penalties imposed by other Acts of Government

Part VII: Implementation
A) This Act shall come into effect as of January 3063.
B) This Act shall supersede and replace all previous Banking Acts


sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End


For the consideration of Parliament

The Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act posted:

I. Amendment to Sentencing Laws for Minors
Justices may at their discretion remand minors to the Emergency Youth Intervention Program (herafter referred to as EYIP) as an alternative to incarceration and confinement for any crime or crimes.

II.Oversight

EYIP will be overseen and by the Emergency Youth Intervention Board (EYIB). EYIB shall consist of one individual appointed by the Minister of Justice, one appointed by the Minister of Education, one from the Ministry of Internal Security, one selected at random from the licensed social workers of Sirta, and one citizen appointed by the Guardian Council. EYIB will be empowered to administer this program as described in the Act and any other programs assigned to them by acts of Parliament.

III. The Program

Minors assigned to EYIP will be assigned to a stay of no less than 365 days in one of Sirta's designated rural communities. While staying at these communities they will have all basic needs provided for while they resume the standard national curriculum at the level for which they are prepared. In addition, they may receives vocational training, counciling, and drug addiction recovery programs as needed.

IV. Voluntary Remanding
A minor's parent or guardian may put forward a request to EYIB to have minors in their care voluntarily remanded to EYIP. Such request are to be accpeted provided said parent or guardian can present sufficiently persuasive evidence that the minor in their care is at risk due to such circumstances as active recruitment attempts by organized crime, high levels of organized crime acitivty in their area of schooling or residence, or past convictions of organized crime related activity.
V. Staffing
EYIP should be staffed primarily by qualified residents of the communities to which minors remanded to EYIP are being remanded. The threshold for necessary qualifications are to be determind by EYIB. Specialists may be recruited from other areas by EYIB if the required professionals are not present or incapable of participating in the program. EYIB is empowered to make all hiring and firing decisions necessary to fulfill the needs of the program.

VI. Funding

EYIB, EYIP, and all other provisions of this act are to receive all necessary funding from the Sirtan National Budget. The necessary budget will be determined by the Sirtan Budget Office.

VII. Implementation
Sections II, V, and VI are to enter into effect immediately. EYIB is to be appointed as soon as possible, to begin the necessary recruitment and any necessary construction for EYIP. All provisions of this act will enter into effect on November 1st, 3062.

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The Lord of Hats
Aug 22, 2010




Rutherford Vanderbush, Citizen Seat, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Firstly, I would like to apologize for my extended absence. Some minor health issues, and an internal matter with Apex that regrettably required my direct intervention came up, and I have been rather indisposed of late. But I stand before you all now in good health, quite ready to continue to contribute to the work that is so vital to Sirta. With that out of the way, let us turn our attention to the task at hand.

I would like to say that I am highly encouraged by the delegations that have been sent to us--I trust that many long and fruitful relationships will arise from the foundation that we now lay, and to that end, in my capacity as Minister of Foreign Affairs, there are some actions I would advise be taken by Sirtan's government as a whole to foster communication:

1. I would suggest that the RNF's proposed trade deal, and the Kingdom of Hesperides' prior agreement with the Vallstein administration be presented for wider parliamentary review, with the assent of their respective embassies.

2. I would ask Minister Luxemburg and Minister Radek to direct their respective ministries (Infrastructure and Defense) to draft foreign aid proposals for the USS delegation's review. Our space-based infrastructure is woefully lacking at present, as are our naval defenses. I believe that Colonel Leger's insight into these matters, and how the USS might provide assistance, will prove invaluable.

3. Our biotechnology industry has a unique opportunity to prove that its ingenuity and strength have withstood the many trials of the Greene administration. I would like to instruct my own Ministry to coordinate with our nation's leading research labs to organize an initial industry survey in Sapphire, to show off the very best that we have to offer, to the delegations of the Kingdom of Hesperides and the SRECC (who I have already instructed my ministry to prepare accomodations for in Sirta), and I would encourage these same companies to provide any information requested of them. I cannot stress enough what a momentous opportunity this is.

4. Similarly, I would encourage the mayors and assemblies of our towns and cities to organize presentations for the delegations, to show all that they and their industries have to offer our diplomatic partners and potential investors. Obviously presentations in person are quite valuable, but I would also suggest they organize materials to be distributed to our embassies as well.

5. I would like to express my support of the Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act. Mutual understanding across our entire populace is invaluable.

6. Finally, but far from least, I will naturally be meeting with all of the delegations, but I would like to extend a particular thanks to Lissette Martin and the Outer Alliance for their timely response. I would be particularly interested to hear the details of OA membership--particularly as it relates to their shared currency.

Thank you.

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sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End



Comrade Radek
Minister of Security and Defense


I will be happy to look further into extraplanetary cooperation once I have received my previously requested information from my new staff. A pivot to space makes eminent sense for future defense endeavors.

With that in mind, I am announcing an immediate freeze on all future contracts for heavy vehicles and armaments. Whatever remains in the pipeline will be dealt with on an ad hoc basis, and I hope to invest the savings into the beginning of our nascent space efforts.

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sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End


A proposal for the Sard Assembly

We shall begin the rehabilitation of blighted properties.

First focus will be residential properties, which will then be converted into public housing.

Once we have a sizeable chunk of Stage One underway, the second focus will be industrial properties, to be run by the Municipal Government focusing on the following industries.
  • Equipment and Rolling Stock for SIRTAK
  • Equipment for the SDF, NFP, NSP, and MU
  • Other industries in the same field as those which moved to Topaz, so as to make use of the knowledge base abandoned

A suggestion for the SRLF Councilors in Topaz

Nearly 50% of your current business taxation is being lost to corporate malfeasance and greed. By mandating that new and transferring business submit to a period of auditing and financial checking before beginning operation, and requiring the same for all existing business, you should be able to start to ensure that those perfidious capitalists are paying what they owe for the good of your people.

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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


The drafting phase is extended until Thursday - the 15th of February - at 13:30 UTC.

ThatBasqueGuy
Feb 14, 2013

someone introduce jojo to lazyb




(Draft for some) Proposals for the Topaz Council

The Financial Oversight Act

Whereas Topaz still loses a large amount of its budget to various extralegal siphons

We propose to establish an independent auditing department, tasked with doing an immediate once-over on current business in Topaz, as well as having a requirement to audit any incoming or outgoing capital flows, as well as any large expansions within Topaz itself. This once-over shall also extend to all organizations that have more than twenty members and/or small but not immaterial assets.

The Topaz Inspection Act

Whereas the people of Topaz have a vested interest in seeing the renovation of blighted properties, and the owners of said properties compensated with regards to the current value thereof.

It is submitted that we set up an independent body of inspectors from all those already local, as well as experienced inspectors from previous assessments across Sirta. They are to assess the current market value of all current blighted properties in Topaz, as well as create detailed reports on the repairs that would be necessary, general health hazards from neglect, and other such details relevant to construction and renovation.

The Free Education Act

Whereas there is a large populace looking for work, and a barrier to entry in our esteemed vocational schools and universities, which supply much needed knowledge to fuel the industries of Topaz

I submit that part of the Municipal budget goes to making these schools tuition free for all, for any part that isn't already covered by the Ministry of Education. In addition, they will cover any budget gap that requires students to pay "supplementary costs" to eliminate those, as well as providing a small stipend (100 NSC as a draft number) to allow for those who seek to gain knowledge to focus on what is most important.

The Free Shelter Act

Whereas Topazites currently suffer from a chronic shortage of serviceable places to rest and be secure in their persons,

I submit that all currently vacant but serviceable properties be transferred to the national Care and Shelter agency, at least until further housing can be built, to alleviate the most immediate problems for a large chunk of our populace.

The Clean Streets Act

Whereas the most destitute areas are currently forced the additional burden of maintaining the cleanliness of their own streets,

I submit that there shall be a new Sanitation Department, tasked with maintaining a high standard of cleanliness on all streets in Topaz, with special attention to those in the most destitute of areas and those in most need.

Comrade Conrad


My fellows in Topaz, we have taken a small step forward with our sister cities across Sirta with recent legislation that has helped stem the bleeding of those of us most in need. However, I do not believe that we should lag behind while other cities and residencies make great strides forward. However, understanding the reluctance that many citizens and respected community leaders have about many aspects of the SLRF, I also do not propose we become the vanguard of a new way. Rather, let us come together in solidarity to uplift those of us left behind by the deprivations of the Greene regime, and ensure a brighter future for all Topazites. Before I forget, I support the proposal brought forward by Ms. McClendon, as such a basic addition to the unemployment benefits stands to benefit not only those who would receive them, but the community as a whole.

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HiHo ChiRho
Oct 23, 2010

Then you remember. You have a message to send.

Something everyone must know.

You have the power. You have the means.

Let it be known.




Minister Bookchin - Education budget
Imagine the 3million in construction is really 7m

As long as we retain a minimum of 69.5m NSC for the next three months I propose the following construction schedule to make use of the 6m in capital budget (3 million carried over from last month):

September - Construction of a CEC in Opal and Sapphire
October - Conversion of vocational education centers to CECs in Topaz and Amber

The construction money would then be transferred to support and maintain the new CECs in Opal and Sapphire. The Ministry of Education would then have CECs operating in Sard, Opal, Topaz, Amber and Sapphire with two running in Topaz.

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Hattie Masters
Aug 29, 2012


Grimey Drawer

Excerpt from an interview in the Sard Guardian, a popular newsfeed, between FREDERICK HOPE, former member of the CLF, and JACK KNIGHTLY, journalist


KNIGHTLY: So, Mr Hope –

HOPE: Fred, please.

KNIGHTLY: So, Fred. You’ve recently been rumoured to be making some forays into politics, would that be correct?

HOPE: Yes, that would be correct. Now that I’ve got my new arm [waves his left arm, a rugged but effective mid-range model] I figured there was no point in holding off any longer. I’ve already sent off my application to the SRLF and should hopefully be up and about soon.

KNIGHTLY: So, why the SRLF? It may seem like an obvious question, all things considered, but not all of our readers will be familiar with your background.

HOPE: No, that’s perfectly reasonable. I served with many of the SRLF during my time in the CLF, and my political views align with theirs nicely so it’s kinda a no-brainer.

KNIGHTLY: So, if you will, tell us a little more about your time in the CLF.

HOPE: Well, I became politicised pretty much as soon as I arrived at university. I mean my parents were not exactly conspirators but they very much had the “Heads down, stay safe” mentality. I got accepted at Sard University, focusing on Old Terran History, joined one of the Student Action Groups, and even got the chance to study under Comrade Bookchin briefly. Suffice to say, most of my studies ended up being research on revolutions and uprisings. You can learn a lot of good things from the old books. Anyway, the moment I graduated I jumped on a train out of the city, signed up with the CLF and began my career as a revolutionary.

KNIGHTLY: And there was one incident that got you some recognition, wasn’t there?

HOPE: You’re talking about the tractor aren’t you

KNIGHTLY: I am indeed talking about the tractor, yes. For those of you who don’t know, there is a rather infamous image of Fred sat in what can only be described as a tractor with metal plates welded to it.

HOPE: At the time, me and the rest of my CLF cell were engaged in trying to clear out some of the local remnants of the police force we had ousted. They had barricaded and fortified their station, and we weren’t really making much progress. So, I remembered a story I had read about during my studies, and borrowed a local tractor. I welded enough plating to it that it could withstand a small amount of gunfire, and rammed it into the front of the station. It worked well enough, much better than the historical equivalent, although they had been sieging a city and not a building. Surprisingly, that’s not where I lost my arm.

KNIGHTLY: If you don’t mind me asking, how did that happen?

HOPE: I wish it was more interesting. Fact of the matter was that I took a laser rifle blast to the arm, and there wasn’t enough time or supplies to save it. After that I stopped being an active combatant, and moved into the backrooms. Thankfully I had a good enough head on me to not be completely useless to the cause! [HOPE laughs at this]


(OOC: Consider this my application to the game, to the SRLF, and to be living in Sard!)

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Hattie Masters posted:

(OOC: Consider this my application to the game, to the SRLF, and to be living in Sard!)

Welcome aboard! First and last applications accepted, and its' up to Crazycryodude to approve the second.

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


The drafting phase is extended until Saturday - the 24th of February - at 14:30 UTC.

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Property Appropriation Committee Decision on Compensation for Sirta Pharmaceuticals Shareholders:

The decision on this matter differs from those on previous requests we have examined due to the special circumstances involved - the Ministry of Health has already appropriated the properties under discussion and may pay out the decided compensation at its convenience. Taking this into account, we set the compensation rate at 100% of current market value – 16.5 million NSC.

Meeting Transcript:

Transcript of the fourth meeting of the Property Appropriation Committee. The date is the 4th of September 3062. Those present are Fatima Shwe, Hospes, Denver Axo, Diya Choi and Benjamin Ramachandra.

Fatima: The purpose of this meeting is discussing the compensation to Sirta Pharmaceuticals shareholders required by the SDA act. Does any one have any suggestions?

Hospes: 100% of market value. In this case, all facilities and employees were already brought under government control, and the Ministry of Health may pay the compensation at its' leisure, so I see no reason for reducing it.

Axo: I think we should look to two different recent precedents for our ruling. The first is the establishment that vital industries may be purchased at reduced rates because of their grave importance to society, which we agreed upon in ruling on Panorama's claims. The second is the general principle that the government should not pay 100% of market value when assuming control of a vital industry that has been historically mismanaged or otherwise damaged, as in the case of the railroad nationalization. The government will pay less for track marked "red" in that case.

Hospes: Those considerations were relevant when the government needed to pay the compensation before taking control of the vital property. Here, the government has already nationalized the vital industry, so no harm will come of mandating full and proper compensation to those who lost their property.

Axo: That's true, but I think it only addresses the first precedent. The second principle still applies, though, no? The government began work on the railroad, but no one is suggesting it retroactively pay 100% for the track it will have to replace and repair at its own expense. In the case of this corporation being nationalized, the government will also be responsible for repairs and replacements in the form of re-organizing the business and assuming corporate debts.

Hospes: That wasn't a decision made by this committee. This isn't a court of law. We aren't bound by prior precedent, only by the circumstances before us.

Axo: That's true. But is there a reason we should not treat the two cases similarly? In the interest of stability and fairness, we should at least aim for consistency.

Hospes: As I said, that wasn't a decision made by this committee.

Axo: You're correct. In this case, as the appropriator is effectively the national Parliament, I'm also not concerned about the ability of the appropriator to pay debts accrued by the former owner. I agree with Mr. Hospes that 100% represents a fair solution in this particular case, considering the circumstance of immediate operation and national control. I recommend that both parties enter into a mortgage to allow the government to better afford the operation of such a vital industry, though.

Hospes: That's for the Minister of Health to decide.

Axo: It is indeed.

Fatima: Any other objections to setting the compensation rate at 100% of market value?

[Silence]

Fatima: Then this committee determines that the compensation paid to shareholders must be 100% of the company's market value before the nationalization, divided among them in proportion to the amount of shares held. Any further comments?

[Silence, once more]

Fatima: I guess not. Then this meeting is adjourned.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?








Comrade Luxemburg

It has come to my attention that there is still an opening on the SISS committee after Minister Hill's departure. As such, I nominate myself to fill the seat.

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End


Ministry of Agriculture Act

In order to provide for the coordination of agricultural production and development across Sirta, promote and support rural communities, and encourage agricultural and biotechnological research, the National Government shall establish a Ministry of Agriculture.

The Ministry shall be led by a Minister of Agriculture, a cabinet-level position filled by a Member of Parliament selected by the Prime Minister.

A “rural settlement” is hereby defined for the remainder of the text of this Act as any Sirtan municipality of more than 1,000 residents and less than 30,000 residents.
The Ministry shall oversee the following Offices:
1. Office of Agriculture Research (OSAR)

OSAR shall conduct research into ecologically sustainable agricultural methods, increasing agricultural and animal production, nutrition, and food safety;

OSAR shall establish and maintain as many Agricultural Research Stations, where research may be conducted, in as many rural settlements as its budget allows;

OSAR shall maintain a National Agricultural Library which will act as a repository of all research data, or plant or animal material, used by the Ministry in its research;

OSAR shall produce an annual report summarizing advances in its areas of research for the office of the Minister.
2. Office of Rural Development (ORD)


ORD shall oversee the disbursement of loans and grants to applicants submitted by residents of rural settlements seeking funding for projects or businesses, from a budget established by the Minister;

ORD shall oversee the establishment of a sub-office, the Rural Coordination Bureau, which shall monitor commodity prices, surpluses, and shortages in every rural settlement which requests its presence, and recommend optimally mutual trading relationships between its monitored rural settlements;

ORD shall produce an annual report summarizing general economic and social trends in rural life for the office of the Minister.
3. Office of Agriculture Statistics & Planning Services (OASPS)

OASPS shall gather and store agricultural statistics on prices, acreage, stocks, values, infrastructure, production, employment, resources, investments, and any other data it deems essential to producing a fully-informed understanding of agriculture on Sirta;

OASPS shall provide expert commentary and advice to the office of the Minister on any proposed legislation that may affect agriculture or the rural settlements of Sirta;

OASPS shall monitor and evaluate long-term trends in agriculture and and the rural settlements, in order to produce strategic plans for the office of the Minister that promote the economically healthy, socially just, and ecologically sound expansion of Sirtan agriculture;

OASPS shall publish its statistical and analytical findings to the public and the office of the Minister on a monthly basis;

OASPS shall carry out an agricultural Census every ten years, providing a complete count of agricultural producers on Sirta as well as the characteristics of the producers’ owners and practices.
4. Office of Food Safety & Inspection (OFSI)

OFSI shall determine and publish a code of proper and medically sound practices for the production, handling, and storage of food products on Sirta;

OFSI shall carry out inspections to determine that any registered agricultural producer on Sirta is in compliance with these codes and standards;

OFSI shall issue warnings and fines to, or revoke the Registration of, any agricultural producer failing to meet its codes and standards in order to force compliance.
Each office shall be led by a Director, nominated by the Minister of Agriculture and confirmed by Parliament. A Director shall serve for a term of three years, and have their term extended for an additional three years an indefinite amount of times by the Minister, or else the Minister shall dismiss the Director and nominate a replacement.

The Ministry of Agriculture shall be established upon the adoption of the next parliamentary budget in 3063. Until then, any further or necessary details dealing with issues of administration, staffing, or structure shall be determined by an Executive Transition Team of 10 experts, who shall take this Act as their founding guide and abide by its directives while determining how best to meet its stated goals. The ETT for the Ministry shall consist of 11 experts; two chosen by the Guardian Council, one chosen by the Minister of Interior, one by the Minister of Health, and seven chosen by the Prime Minister. Upon the adoption of the 3063 budget, their recommendations and plans shall constitute the body and practices of the Ministry.
Upon the establishment of the Ministry in 3063, every agricultural producer on Sirta (hereby defined for the remainder of the text as any agricultural operation meeting either of the following conditions: a) reporting an income from agricultural production in excess of 1,000 NSC per fiscal year b) reporting an acres-operated total of more than two acres) shall be required to file an application for Registration with the Ministry. Beginning on the date of one calendar year from the Ministry’s establishment, it will be illegal for an agricultural producer requiring a Registration to operate without one, or for a producer which has had its Registration revoked for failing to adhere to standards to continue operation before the OFSI has restated its Registration. The ETT shall recommend a standard of fines and criminal charges for any producers not in compliance with adopted standards, which shall become the standard for the Ministry upon the establishment of the latter.

From its constitution at the passing of this Act to the conclusion of its term at the establishing of the Ministry, the ETT will have both the stipend for its experts and the costs of any further staffing covered through appropriations of the Ministry of the Interior. Further, Panorama will host the ETT at its Panorama Agronomy Research Institute facilities for the duration of the ETT’s existence.

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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


The drafting phase is now over. The voting phase begins now and will last until Monday - the 26th of February - at 12:30 UTC.

Bills under Parliament's consideration:

1. Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment, submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin.
2. Sirtan Survey Administration Act, submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin.
3. Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act, submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin.
4. Bill F-2, submitted by Minister of Finance ReSeAu Gen.
5. Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek.
6. Ministry of Agriculture Act, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek.

Proposal under the consideration of Sard's People's Assembly:

1. Sard Budget Restoration Act, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek.
2. Rehabilitation of Blighted Properties, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek.

Proposals under the consideration of Panorama's People's Assembly:

1. September 3062 Budget, submitted by Citizen Denver Axo.

Bills under the consideration of the Topaz City Council:

1. Basic Unemployment Allowance Act, submitted by FDG City Councilor Janet McLendon.
2. Financial Oversight Act, submitted by an SRLF City Councilor.
3. Topaz Inspection Act, submitted by an SRLF City Councilor.
4. Free Education Act, submitted by an SRLF City Councilor.
5. Free Shelter Act, submitted by an SRLF City Councilor.
6. Clean Streets Act, submitted by an SRLF City Councilor.

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End


Aye to all for now

I further endorse the full slate of Topaz bills.

sniper4625 fucked around with this message at Feb 24, 2018 around 15:57

HiHo ChiRho
Oct 23, 2010

Then you remember. You have a message to send.

Something everyone must know.

You have the power. You have the means.

Let it be known.




Aye to all

I also heartily endorse the slate of bills up for voting in Topaz.

tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.




Denver Axo
Panorama Regional Government

Aye to the September 3062 Budget for Panorama.

I endorse the Topaz slate of bills and the slate of bills in Parliament.

ThatBasqueGuy
Feb 14, 2013

someone introduce jojo to lazyb




I endorse the slate of bills in Topaz.

Hattie Masters
Aug 29, 2012


Grimey Drawer

Today I, Comrade Frederick Hope of Sard, votes for all bills proposed at the Sard People's Assembly

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?







AYE to all

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End



Comrade Radek
Minister of Security and Defense


To: Ministry of Defense General Staff
From: Radek
Re: Request for Information

The requests I have made sit unfilled, and the clock continues to tick. There will come a time when I am forced to begin making decisions without the information you have provided, among the first of which will be the replacement of those who cannot find time to do their jobs. Please reapply yourselves.

(Just bumping the requests again, they're kinda fundamental to any plans for MinDef. Thanks!)

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


September 3062 Parliament Votes:

The voting phase is over. Remember that, in the narrative, these votes were separate and took place over the duration of the month, rather than all at once.

Proposals under consideration:

1. Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment, submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin.
2. Sirtan Survey Administration Act, submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin.
3. Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act, submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin.
4. Bill F-2, submitted by Minister of Finance ReSeAu Gen.
5. Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek.
6. Ministry of Agriculture Act, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek.

Party Breakdown:

* SRLF:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support 18, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support 18, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support 18, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Bill F-2 – Support 18, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support 18, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support 18, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

* Dawn:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support 9, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support 9, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support 9, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Bill F-2 – Support 9, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support 9, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support 9, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

* UCS:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Bill F-2 – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support 0, Abstain 6, Oppose 0
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0

* FDG:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Bill F-2 – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support 0, Abstain 6, Oppose 0
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 0

* DAL:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support 6, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support 0, Abstain 6, Oppose 0
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support 0, Abstain 6, Oppose 0
## Bill F-2 – Support 0, Abstain 6, Oppose 0
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support 6, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support 0, Abstain 6, Oppose 0

* FSP:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Bill F-2 – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 3
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 3
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0

* Unity Coalition:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Bill F-2 – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support 3, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

* KNK:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Bill F-2 – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0

* The Community:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Bill F-2 – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0

* VM:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Bill F-2 – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support 0, Abstain 3, Oppose 0


Guardian Council Appointments:

* Vera Albright:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support
## Bill F-2 – Support
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support

* Thomas Gill:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support
## Bill F-2 – Support
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support

* Frank Probst:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support
## Bill F-2 – Support
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Abstain
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support

* Lucia Caldera:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support
## Bill F-2 – Support
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support

* Sander Hansen:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Abstain
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Abstain
## Bill F-2 – Abstain
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Abstain

* Lisa Wyatt:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support
## Bill F-2 – Support
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Abstain
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support

* William Viner:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Abstain
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Abstain
## Bill F-2 – Abstain
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Oppose
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Abstain

* Roger Rockwell:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support
## Bill F-2 – Support
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support

* Janet Oliphant:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support
## Bill F-2 – Support
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Abstain
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support

* Silvia Collins:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support
## Bill F-2 – Support
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Abstain
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support

* Rachel Hoffman:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Abstain
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Abstain
## Bill F-2 – Abstain
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Abstain

* Paul Thiede:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Abstain
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Abstain
## Bill F-2 – Abstain
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Abstain

* Della Jalbert:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Abstain
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Abstain
## Bill F-2 – Abstain
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Abstain

* Sofia Juhl:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support
## Bill F-2 – Support
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Abstain
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support

* Jade Ross:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support
## Bill F-2 – Support
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Abstain
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support

Citizen Seats:

* Rutherford T. Vanderbush:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Abstain
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Abstain
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Abstain
## Bill F-2 – Abstain
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Abstain
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Abstain

* Jessica Ramsey:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support
## Bill F-2 – Abstain
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support

* Susanne Brandt:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Abstain
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Abstain
## Bill F-2 – Support
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Abstain
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Abstain

* Autumn Black:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Abstain
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Abstain
## Bill F-2 – Abstain
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Abstain
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Abstain

* Grace Wright:
## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support
## Bill F-2 – Support
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Abstain
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support


Overall:

## Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment – Support 64, Abstain 16, Oppose 0
## Sirtan Survey Administration Act – Support 51, Abstain 29, Oppose 0
## Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act – Support 48, Abstain 32, Oppose 0
## Bill F-2 – Support 45, Abstain 32, Oppose 3
## Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act – Support 45, Abstain 31, Oppose 4
## Ministry of Agriculture Act – Support 48, Abstain 32, Oppose 0

Outcome:

The following bills were passed into law:

* Abolition of Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Constitutional Amendment
* Sirtan Survey Administration Act
* Perpetual Friendship and Foreign Exhibition Act
* Bill F-2
* Alternative Youth Sentencing and Reform Act
* Ministry of Agriculture Act


September 3062 People’s Assemblies Votes:

In narrative, all listed votes represent not only the individual character’s vote but the votes of a segment of the population that voted similarly.

Sard:

Proposals:

1. Sard Budget Restoration Act, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek.
2. Rehabilitation of Blighted Properties, submitted by Minister of Internal Security Radek.

Votes:

* Prime Minister Luxemburg:
## Sard Budget Restoration Act – Support
## Rehabilitation of Blighted Properties – Support

* Minster of Education Bookchin:
## Sard Budget Restoration Act – Support
## Rehabilitation of Blighted Properties – Support

* Minister of Internal Security Radek:
## Sard Budget Restoration Act – Support
## Rehabilitation of Blighted Properties – Support

* Minister of Finance ReSeAu Gen:
## Sard Budget Restoration Act – Abstain
## Rehabilitation of Blighted Properties – Abstain

* Minister of Health Kairi Fields:
## Sard Budget Restoration Act – Support
## Rehabilitation of Blighted Properties – Support

* Minister of Interior Stefan Borisov:
## Sard Budget Restoration Act – Support
## Rehabilitation of Blighted Properties – Support

* Member of Parliament Lenore Hughes:
## Sard Budget Restoration Act – Support
## Rehabilitation of Blighted Properties – Support

Total:

## Sard Budget Restoration Act – Support 6, Abstain 1, Oppose 0
## Rehabilitation of Blighted Properties – Support 6, Abstain 1, Oppose 0

Accepted Proposals:

* Sard Budget Restoration Act
* Rehabilitation of Blighted Properties

Panorama:

Proposals:

1. September 3062 Budget, submitted by Citizen Denver Axo.

Votes:

* Citizen Denver Axo:
## September 3062 Budget – Support

Total:

## September 3062 Budget – Support 1, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

Accepted Proposals:

* September 3062 Budget


September 3062 City Council Votes:

For the sake of brevity, I omit all NPC controlled cities with no player suggested bills. They still pass various bills, which I will summarize or provide in full upon request.

Topaz:

Proposals:

1. Basic Unemployment Allowance Act, submitted by FDG City Councilor Janet McLendon.
2. Financial Oversight Act, submitted by an SRLF City Councilor.
3. Topaz Inspection Act, submitted by an SRLF City Councilor.
4. Free Education Act, submitted by an SRLF City Councilor.
5. Free Shelter Act, submitted by an SRLF City Councilor.
6. Clean Streets Act, submitted by an SRLF City Councilor.

Votes:

* SRLF:
## Basic Unemployment Allowance Act – Support 7, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Financial Oversight Act – Support 7, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Topaz Inspection Act – Support 7, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Free Education Act – Support 7, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Free Shelter Act – Support 7, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Clean Streets Act – Support 7, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

* FDG:
## Basic Unemployment Allowance Act – Support 7, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Financial Oversight Act – Support 7, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Topaz Inspection Act – Support 7, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Free Education Act – Support 7, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Free Shelter Act – Support 3, Abstain 3, Oppose 1
## Clean Streets Act – Support 7, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

Total:

## Basic Unemployment Allowance Act – Support 14, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Financial Oversight Act – Support 14, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Topaz Inspection Act – Support 14, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Free Education Act – Support 14, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Free Shelter Act – Support 10, Abstain 3, Oppose 1
## Clean Streets Act – Support 14, Abstain 0, Oppose 0

Outcome:

The following bills were passed into law:

* Basic Unemployment Allowance Act
* Financial Oversight Act
* Topaz Inspection Act
* Free Education Act
* Free Shelter Act
* Clean Streets Act

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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


The October 3062 drafting phase begins now and will last until Sunday - the 11th of March - at 12:30 UTC.

ThatBasqueGuy
Feb 14, 2013

someone introduce jojo to lazyb




Can I get a new budget breakdown, when you get the chance? For Topaz.

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Attention! You are running a deficit due to two unclear points in the budget:

1. The Ministry of Finance issued bonds that have been bought and now need to be repaid with a sum which exceeds the original amount allocated for that purpose in the budget.
2. The SCA and SSA were established with a minimum percentage of the budget requirement, but no existing budget expense's percentage was lowered.


Expected Government Income and Expenses for October 3062:

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 – 77 – 22

* Income tax, lower middle bracket – 90 – 19

* Income tax, upper middle bracket – 103 – 8

* Income tax, top bracket – 159 – at least 124

* Sales tax – 68 – 25

* Personal Vehicle Tax – 13 – 12

* Legal Addictive Substances Tax – 0.4 – 3.8

* Corporate Tax – 108 – too many factors for remotely accurate estimation, but at least 50

* Foreign Aid – 18 – 1.5

* Trade Tariffs – 19 – 10.6

* [Outstanding Tax Payments – 5 – at least 80, likely much more]

* [Government Bond Purchases – 2 – 0]

* Other Sources – 2 – 1.2

Overall Income: 664.4

Expenses:

* Prime Minister’s Office – 6

* Ministry of Justice – 79.73 (12% of income)

* Ministry of Defence – 73.09 (11% of income)

* Ministry of Internal Security – 89.70 (13.5% of income)

* Ministry of Foreign Affairs – 21.59 (3.25% of income)

* Ministry of Interior – 38.2 (5.75% of income)

* Ministry of Finance – 64.78 (9.75% of income)

* Ministry of Education – 71.4 (10.75% of income)

* Ministry of Infrastructure – 93 (14% of income)

* Ministry of Health – 73.08 (11% of income)

* Sirtan Survey Administration – 6.64 (1% of income)

* Sirtan Culture Administration – 3.32 (0.5% of income)

* Office of the Attorney General – 4

* Sirtan Budgetary Office – 1.2

* Regular Court System – 17

* Truth and Reconciliation Commission - 4

* Parliament – 10

* Guardian Council – 8

* Government Bond Payments – 5

* Other Expenses – 2

* Emergency Fund – 0 (total – 10.64)

Overall Expenses: 671.73

Remaining: - 7.33


Expected Local Government Income and Expenses for October 3062:

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.

Sard:

Income Breakdown:

* Property Tax – 5.5 – 4

* Business Tax – 4.6 – at least 5

* Income Tax – 3.3 – at least 4.5

* Estate Tax – 3 – at least 5

* Asset Transfer Tax – 3.5 – 7

* [Remaining from last month – 32 - 0]

Overall Income: 51.9

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

* Blighted Properties Rehabilitation – 32

Overall Expenses: 44.2

Remaining: 7.7


Topaz:

Income Breakdown:

* Property Tax (5%) - 24 – 16

* Business Tax (2.5%) - 42 – at least 22

* [Remaining from last month – 137.1 – 0]

Overall Income: 203.1

Expenses:

* Mayor’s Office – 1.5

* City Council – 3.5

* Bedrock of Topaz Program – 2.2

* Unemployment Allowance – 58

* Auditing Department – 4

* Education Stipend – 22

* Sanitation Department – 2

Overall Expenses: 93.2

Remaining: 109.9


Panorama:

Income Breakdown:

* Profits from Appropriated Business – 5 – 0.17

* [Remaining from last month – 0.105 - 0]

Overall Income: 5.105

Expenses:

* Advisory Committee - 0.5

* Residential Power – 0.065

Overall Expenses: 0.565

Remaining: 4.54

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Feb 19, 2017


Ministry of Defence Overview (September 3062):

sniper4625 posted:

Recruitment
What is the current force strength of the SDF? How many men are they requesting? What are the current standards for recruits?

There are currently 102,541 personnel in the SDF - 81,629 in active duty and 20,912 in reserve. The SDF hasn't made any requests for additional recruits since the revolution, but recruitment continues at a low but steady rate of 80 enlistments per month on average. Any able bodied citizen with an age between 18 and 50 is eligible to enlist. All new recruits must pass at least two months of basic training and serve for three years after which they may choose to reenlist.

quote:

Procurement of arms and other equipment
Who are the major arms manufacturers on Sirta? What types of contracts do they have with the Ministry of Defence?

Here are all currently active equipment and arms contracts, with all amounts listed in millions of NSC per month:

* Extraordinary Devices - 6.5 - Guided munitions, autonomous drones, long-range sensors

* Meyer and Cassano Manufacturing - 4.5 - Armored vehicles, tactical navigation systems

* Valkyrie Solutions - 3 - Biometric body armor, combat stimulators

* Superior Suppression - 2.4 - Class II and Class III localized biological agents

All other weapons and equipment are developed and manufactured within the SDF itself.

quote:

Project oversight
What projects are currently underway? What are the goals and methods? Which forces are involved?

The current projects of the SDF are as follows:

* Reorganization – The SDF’s command structure has been undergoing a comprehensive gradual process of centralization since the revolution. The roles of various branches and divisions are being reexamined and command staff is being shuffled around or replaced outright. Central Command is directing this effort with the stated goals of increasing efficiency and eliminating corruption.

* Expanded Training – All combat personnel are currently going through a tiered training program designed to improve their cohesion and develop new tactics in the domains of urban warfare and counter-insurgency operations. The overall goal of this program is to correct the flagrant errors displayed by the SDF during the two and a half years of civil war, ensuring it is fully prepared to defend the people of Sirta in any future conflict.

* Manufacturing Overhaul – The SDF is in the midst of a major overhaul of their small arms and disposable equipment manufacturing process, with the intent of reducing waste and theft. There is a major effort underway to find and close any paths that allow weaponry to reach the hands of organized crime.

* Strategic Information Network – The SDF has just started development of a new non-SCN based network that will allow for secure, reliable and accurate exchanges of information in real-time at the strategic level. It’s early days yet, but progress seems promising.

* SIRTRAK Aid – The SDF Engineering Corps is helping SIRTRAK with the repairs of the Sirta Transportation Network.

quote:

Areas of deployment
What are they? What forces are where? Who commands them?

The SDF forces on the planet itself are mainly concentrated in three bases: one near the Main Spaceport, one near Sard and one near Peridot. Aside from those, various supply and observation outposts exist throughout the peninsula.

Each of the orbital spaceports has a small, almost symbolic garrison, and a few SDF vessels regularly patrol the Janus System, mostly along the established routes for civilian traffic.

quote:

Behavior standards
What is the current code of conduct authorized for SDF members?

* Each soldier must maintain a certain standard of respectability and professionalism at all times - in their appearance, their speech and their conduct.

* No soldier may threaten another citizen or engage in violence unless under explicit orders.

* No soldier may publicly disrespect the SDF or their superior officers.

* All soldiers are obligated to stand ready to defend Sirta and its institutions from attack at any moment, even outside the line of duty.

This code hasn't been reliably enforced since Vallstein came to power, and considering the endemic corruption in the pre-coup SDF, couldn't have possibly held any significance. Central Command is making an effort to tighten behavior standards and discipline, but is naturally facing low-level resistance.

quote:

Personnel compensation
What is the salary range for SDF members?

Regular personnel (non-combat) - 450 NSC a month, 100 more for every three years of service.

Regular personnel (combat) - 550 NSC a month, 150 more for every three years of service.

Officers – 800 NSC a month, 250 more for every three years of service.

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