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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


HiHo ChiRho posted:

Can we get a breakdown of the AG's office's budget?


There isn't much to break down. It's all personnel salaries and administrative costs.

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Hattie Masters
Aug 29, 2012


Grimey Drawer

As the new Minister of Justice could I please have a breakdown of its budget?

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

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







I'll just go ahead and request the budget breakdown of all ministries. We're gonna end up asking for them all individually at some point during the budgeting process, so I'll just get this out of the way and let AFQM do it all at once with some warning.

tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.




Denver Axo
Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs

To: Ministry of Finance, Central Office Staff

I look forward to working with you in the coming months. I will be drafting a formal set of guidelines and internal directives in the near-future. In the meantime, please create and forward to me the following:

1) an executive summary of the different offices of the Ministry, their duties, their performances, and their budgets, highlighting changes between this report and the most recent report requested by my predecessor.

2) an analysis of the predicted effects on local investment of "Tax Plan B" as proposed by the Prime Minister.

3) an analysis of the ability of this Ministry to positively stimulate consumption and investment through a program of quantitative easing.

4) In addition, the Director of the Trade Standards Office is to submit to me, within two weeks, a framework and list of candidates for a new Organized Crimes Task Force, which will work with the NFP and NSP in prosecuting the largest organized crime syndicates.

To Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Central Office Staff

I look forward to working with you in the coming months. Before anything else, please forward to me:

1) an analysis from the Foreign Analysis Office and Diplomatic Service Office of the anticipated negotiating priorities and demands of the Kingdom of the Hesperides in any scenario involving the revision of the former trade accords

2) general analyses from the Foreign Analysis Office of the interests and priorities of the Republic of New Frontiers and Saguenay.

Please forward to the embassies of all three nations requests to meet and begin negotiations of their respective trade policies. Please alert the Outer Alliance representative of our desire to negotiate the terms of a partial membership.

In addition, please secure any copies of Sirtan biotechnology sector industry reports as soon as they are published by trade journals or non-classified government analysis, and have them delivered to the quarters of the SRECC delegation.

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.




Crazycryodude posted:

I'll just go ahead and request the budget breakdown of all ministries. We're gonna end up asking for them all individually at some point during the budgeting process, so I'll just get this out of the way and let AFQM do it all at once with some warning.

Imagine me forwarding you the copy of the Education budget I showed earlier to Parliament here

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

Brian Praxis
Minister for Agriculture

Aye
on all legislation save the Truth and Justice Act (December 3062), to which I Abstain.

paragon1
Nov 22, 2010

FULL COMMUNISM NOW


Grimey Drawer

1. Motion of Confidence, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg. Aye
2. Capital Punishment Act, submitted by Member Denver Axo. Aye
3. Truth and Justice Act (December 3062), submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin. Nay
4. Truth and Justice Act (January 3062), resubmitted by Minister of Justice Victor Knapfstein. Aye
5. Wage Enforcement Act, submitted by Member Saint-Just. Aye
6. Tax Bill P-1, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg. Aye
7. Budget Bill for January 3063, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg. Aye

Other matters in Parliament:

1. Speaker Selection, the only nominee is Minister of Internal Security Radek. Aye

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.




Attorney General Bookchin

Members of Parliament, while I take on additional duties I see no need to take on additional salary, especially when so many are starving. I am returning any salary of the position of Attorney General back to Parliament in the hopes that such funding can be utilized better than to enrich me at the expense of everyone else.

To all staff of the Attorney General:
Please provide me a brief overview of the office and, if any are there, the current and pending cases the office has been working on.

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


December 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. Motion of Confidence, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg.
2. Capital Punishment Act, submitted by Member Denver Axo.
3. Truth and Justice Act (December 3062), submitted by Minister of Education Bookchin.
4. Truth and Justice Act (January 3062), resubmitted by Minister of Justice Victor Knapfstein.
5. Wage Enforcement Act, submitted by Member Saint-Just.
6. Tax Bill P-1, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg.
7. Budget Bill for January 3063, submitted by Prime Minister Luxemburg.
8. Speaker Selection, the only nominee is Minister of Internal Security Radek.

Party Breakdown:

* SRLF:
## Motion of Confidence – Support 25, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Capital Punishment Act – Support 25, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support 0, Abstain 24, Oppose 1
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Support 25, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support 25, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Tax Bill P-1 – Support 25, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support 25, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Speaker Selection – Radek 25, Abstain 0

* SDU:
## Motion of Confidence – Support 19, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Capital Punishment Act – Support 19, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support 0, Abstain 1, Oppose 18
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Support 19, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support 19, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Tax Bill P-1 – Support 19, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support 19, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Speaker Selection – Radek 19, Abstain 0

*SnnSP:
## Motion of Confidence – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 7
## Capital Punishment Act – Support 0, Abstain 7, Oppose 0
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support 0, Abstain 7, Oppose 0
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Support 0, Abstain 7, Oppose 0
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support 0, Abstain 7, Oppose 0
## Tax Bill P-1 – Support 0, Abstain 7, Oppose 0
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support 0, Abstain 7, Oppose 0
## Speaker Selection – Radek 0, Abstain 7

* FDG:
## Motion of Confidence – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 5
## Capital Punishment Act – Support 5, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support 5, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 5
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support 5, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Tax Bill P-1 – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 5
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support 0, Abstain 5, Oppose 0
## Speaker Selection – Radek 0, Abstain 5

* UCS:
## Motion of Confidence – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 2
## Capital Punishment Act – Support 2, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support 2, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 2
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support 2, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Tax Bill P-1 – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 2
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support 2, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Speaker Selection – Radek 0, Abstain 2

* DAL:
## Motion of Confidence – Support 0, Abstain 1, Oppose 0
## Capital Punishment Act – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 1
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 1
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Support 1, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support 1, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Tax Bill P-1 – Support 0, Abstain 1, Oppose 0
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support 0, Abstain 1, Oppose 0
## Speaker Selection – Radek 0, Abstain 1

* Dawn:
## Motion of Confidence – Support 1, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Capital Punishment Act – Support 1, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support 1, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Support 0, Abstain 0, Oppose 1
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support 1, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Tax Bill P-1 – Support 1, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support 1, Abstain 0, Oppose 0
## Speaker Selection – Radek 0, Abstain 1

Guardian Council Appointments:

* Vera Albright:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Oppose
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support
## Tax Bill P-1 – Support
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

* Thomas Gill:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Oppose
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support
## Tax Bill P-1 – Abstain
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

* Frank Probst:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Oppose
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support
## Tax Bill P-1 – Oppose
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

* Lucia Caldera:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Oppose
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support
## Tax Bill P-1 – Support
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

* Sander Hansen:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Oppose
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Oppose
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Support
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support
## Tax Bill P-1 – Abstain
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Abstain
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

* Lisa Wyatt:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Oppose
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support
## Tax Bill P-1 – Oppose
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

* William Viner:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Abstain
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Oppose
## Wage Enforcement Act – Abstain
## Tax Bill P-1 – Abstain
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Abstain
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

* Roger Rockwell:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Oppose
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support
## Tax Bill P-1 – Support
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

* Janet Oliphant:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Oppose
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support
## Tax Bill P-1 – Oppose
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

* Silvia Collins:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Oppose
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support
## Tax Bill P-1 – Oppose
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

* Rachel Hoffman:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Oppose
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Oppose
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Support
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support
## Tax Bill P-1 – Abstain
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Abstain
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

* Paul Thiede:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Oppose
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support
## Tax Bill P-1 – Abstain
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Abstain
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

* Della Jalbert:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Abstain
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Abstain
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support
## Tax Bill P-1 – Abstain
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Abstain
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

* Sofia Juhl:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Oppose
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support
## Tax Bill P-1 – Oppose
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

* Jade Ross:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Oppose
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support
## Tax Bill P-1 – Oppose
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

Citizen Seats:

* Rutherford T. Vanderbush:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Abstain
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Abstain
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Abstain
## Wage Enforcement Act – Abstain
## Tax Bill P-1 – Abstain
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Abstain
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

* Jessica Ramsey:
## Motion of Confidence – Support
## Capital Punishment Act – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Oppose
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support
## Tax Bill P-1 – Support
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support
## Speaker Selection – Radek

* Susanne Brandt:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Oppose
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support
## Tax Bill P-1 – Oppose
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

* Autumn Black:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Abstain
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Abstain
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Abstain
## Wage Enforcement Act – Abstain
## Tax Bill P-1 – Abstain
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Abstain
## Speaker Selection – Abstain

* Grace Wright:
## Motion of Confidence – Abstain
## Capital Punishment Act – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Oppose
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support
## Tax Bill P-1 – Oppose
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support
## Speaker Selection – Abstain


Overall:

## Motion of Confidence – Support 46, Abstain 20, Oppose 14
## Capital Punishment Act – Support 68, Abstain 9, Oppose 3
## Truth and Justice Act (December 3062) – Support 22, Abstain 37, Oppose 21
## Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – Support 47, Abstain 10, Oppose 23
## Wage Enforcement Act – Support 70, Abstain 10, Oppose 0
## Tax Bill P-1 – Support 49, Abstain 16, Oppose 15
## Budget Bill for January 3063 – Support 60, Abstain 10, Oppose 0
## Speaker Selection – Radek 45, Abstain 35

Outcome:

Prime Minister Luxemburg’s government gained Parliament’s confidence.

Minister Radek was selected as Parliament’s speaker.

The following bills were passed into law:

* Capital Punishment Act
* Truth and Justice Act (December 3062)
* Truth and Justice Act (January 3062)
* Wage Enforcement Act
* Tax Bill P-1
* Budget Bill for January 3063

Panorama:

Proposals:

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

Votes:

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

Total:

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

Accepted Proposals:

* December 3062 Budget

AFancyQuestionMark fucked around with this message at Mar 28, 2018 around 14:15

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


The January 3063 drafting phase begins now and will last until Sunday - the 1st of April - at 12:30.

The Prime Minister is required to write a speech for the acceptance ceremony.
Ministers may also write a couple of lines.

Lorenzo Shimizu (Herr Tog) is now the official Leader of Opposition. He, Prime Minister Luxemburg and Speaker Radek may now change their committee appointments if desired and must do so in case their previous appointments are no longer MPs.

AFancyQuestionMark fucked around with this message at Mar 30, 2018 around 16:21

paragon1
Nov 22, 2010

FULL COMMUNISM NOW


Grimey Drawer

I humbly accept the position of Minister of the Interior. I look forward to helping all our citizens, not just those who cross paths with our justice system.

I request a full status update from all departments and programs in the Ministry of the Interior

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.




Attorney General Bookchin

As our parliamentarian has indicated, we have allowed certain appointed positions without a means to remove a person from said position for any reason. The following act aims to provide a general mechanism to do so without having to amend each and every act.

Parliamentary Appointment Solutions for Sirtans Act posted:

This act is to account for an official procedure of recall and replacement of non-judicial appointments created by Parliamentary law but have no language listed within it's respective act for such procedures. This includes but is not limited to: Property Appropriation Committee, Emergency Youth Intervention Board, etc.

PASS Powers for Recall and Replacement
Unless a Parliamentary law has specifically created specific language of recall and replacement within it, the following procedures are to be utilized concerning non-judicial appointments:

Recall - Appointments are positions that serve at the pleasure of the government position, Parliamentary position or Guardian council member that appointed them.The position that made the appointment has the power to recall that appointment in order to replace the person serving the appointment. If this appointment required the approval of Parliament to be seated, then a similar approval is needed from Parliament to allow the recall to occur. Any appointed position made vacant by the recall procedure is to follow the respective original law to fill, or replace, the position.

HiHo ChiRho fucked around with this message at Mar 24, 2018 around 15:30

paragon1
Nov 22, 2010

FULL COMMUNISM NOW


Grimey Drawer

In light of some overlapping acts passed last month, I propose the following:

Repeal of the TRC

The TJC (December 3062) Act is repealed as of the passing of this legislation.
Any criminal matter already heard by the TRC will not be subject to review by the TJC.
The Parliament of Sirta thanks the TRC commissioners for their efforts

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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Expected Government Income and Expenses for January 3063:

All amounts listed are in millions of New Sirtan Credits.

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

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

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

* Income tax, bottom bracket – 78 (+1) – 25 (+2)

* Income tax, lower middle bracket – 94 (+2) – 21 (+1)

* Income tax, upper middle bracket – 107 (+1) – 12 (+1)

* Income tax, top bracket – 169 (+1) – at least 132 (+2)

* Sales tax – 74 (+2) – 30 (+1)

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

* Legal Addictive Substances Tax – 0.4 (+0) – 3.8 (+0)

* Corporate Tax – 115 (+2) – too many factors for remotely accurate estimation, but at least 50 (+0)

* Estate and Gift Tax – 3 (+3) – 4 (+4)

* Commercial Asset Transfer Tax – 1.5 (+1.5) – 3 (+3)

* Wealth Tax – 4 (+4) – 7 (+7)

* [Wealth Cap Tax – 158 (+158) – more than 640 (+640)]

* Foreign Aid – 20 (+0) – 1.5 (+0)

* Trade Tariffs – 21 (+1) – 10.6 (+0)

* [Government Bond Purchases – 2 – 0]

* Other Sources – 2 (+0) – 1.2 (+0)

Overall Income: 861.9 (+174.5)

Expenses:

Extra-Budgetary:

* Emergency Youth Intervention Program Operation – 1.5

Leftover: 860.4

Budgetary:

* Prime Minister’s Office – 6

* Ministry of Justice – 98.95 (11.5% of income)

* Ministry of Defence – 64.53 (7.5% of income)

* Ministry of Internal Security – 111.85 (13% of income)

* Ministry of Foreign Affairs – 23.66 (2.75% of income)

* Ministry of Interior – 45.17 (5.25% of income)

* Ministry of Finance – 79.59 (9.25% of income)

* Ministry of Education – 88.19 (10.25% of income)

* Ministry of Infrastructure – 116.15 (13.5% of income)

* Ministry of Health – 90.34 (10.5% of income)

* Ministry of Agriculture – 43.02 (5% of income)

* Sirtan Survey Administration – 4.30 (0.5% of income)

* Sirtan Culture Administration – 4.30 (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 – 20.23 (total – 34.42)

Overall Expenses: 861.9

Remaining: 0


Expected Local Government Income and Expenses for January 3063:

All amounts listed are in millions of New Sirtan Credits.

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

Sard:

Income Breakdown:

* Property Tax – 5.5 (+0) – 4 (+0)

* Business Tax – 4 (+0) – at least 5 (+0)

* Income Tax – 2.6 (-0.2) – at least 4.5

* Estate Tax – 3 (+0) – at least 5 (+0)

* Asset Transfer Tax – 5 (-2) – 13 (+1)

* [Remaining from last month – 4.4 - 0]

Overall Income: 24.5 (+0.9)

Expenses:

* Advisory Committee – 3 (+0)

* Sard Executive Council – 2.5 (+0)

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

* Professional Advisory Council – 2.7 (+0)

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

* Blighted Properties Rehabilitation – 2 (-3)

* Factory Operation – 2.5 (+0.5)

Overall Expenses: 16.7 (-2.5)

Remaining: 7.8 (+3.4)


Topaz:

Income Breakdown:

* Property Tax (5%) – 38 (+2) – 7 (+1)

* Business Tax (2.5%) – 62 (+3) – at least 15 (+1)

* [Outstanding Tax Payments – 10 (-4) – at least 30]

* [Remaining from last month – 124 – 0]

Overall Income: 234 (+18)

Expenses:

* Mayor’s Office – 1.5 (+0)

* City Council – 3.5 (+0)

* Bedrock of Topaz Program – 2.2 (+0)

* Unemployment Allowance – 55 (-1)

* Auditing Department – 4 (+0)

* Education Stipend – 23 (+0.2)

* Sanitation Department – 2 (+0)

Overall Expenses: 91.2 (-0.8)

Remaining: 142.8 (+18.8)


Panorama:

Income Breakdown:

* Profits from Appropriated Business – 6.2 (+0) – 0.17 (+0)

* [Remaining from last month – 0.135 - 0]

Overall Income: 6.335

Expenses:

* Advisory Committee - 0.5 (+0)

* Residential Power – 0.065 (+0)

Overall Expenses: 0.565 (+0)

Remaining: 5.77

AFancyQuestionMark fucked around with this message at Mar 29, 2018 around 14:52

tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.




Denver Axo
Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs

quote:


Financial Holdings Transparency Act

Upon the first day of each year, every salaried government employee, elected official earning a stipend, or government-employed contractor must provide a Financial Holdings Statement to the Ministry of Finance, disclosing all assets (property and stocks) valued at over 1,000 NSC. Failure to provide an updated form within thirty days of the January 1st deadline shall result in immediate dismissal. Failure to disclose all assets will incur a fine of 50,000 NSC as well as any charges of fraud or theft that the Minister of Finance recommends to the Ministry of Justice. Applications for six-month extensions following extraordinary circumstances may be submitted to the Taxation and Revenues Office, though each extension must be personally approved by the Minister. If an extension is granted, an updated form will be required six months from the day of notification of the extension being granted, after which the previously stated penalties will apply. Elected officials who waive their stipends, or employees who return a portion of their salary, are still subject to the requirements of this Act.

All submitted filings will be available to the public, and held in a SCN-searchable database maintained by the Taxation and Revenues Office. All expenses incurred by this act shall be assumed by the Taxation and Revenues Office.

Following the implementation of this act, the first deadline to take effect shall be June 1st, 3063, followed by a deadline of January 1st for every subsequent year.

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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.




Amendment to the Property Appropriation Process Act posted:

The following section is to be amended as follows
2. A committee designated "The Property Appropriation Committee", henceforth referred to as "the committee" shall be established under the Ministry of Interior. The committee shall consist of 5 members nominated by the Minister of Interior and confirmed by the Guardian Council Parliament. The committee members shall be subject to recall that can be initiated either by the Minster of Interior or by the Prime Minister, but such a recall must be confirmed by the whole Parliament.

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End



Comrade Radek
Minister of Security and Defense
Speaker of Parliament


January 3063 Session

Repeal of the TRC, Sponsored by Minister Saint-Just of the SRLF
Financial Holdings Transparency Act, Sponsored by Minister Axo of the SDU
Amendment to the PropApp Act, Sponsored by Minister Bookchin of the SRLF
Restoration of Peace and Justice Act, Sponsored by Minister Axo of the SDU

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

To: Bureau of Prisons Staffers
Re: New Prison Construction

Please provide the estimated costs for construction and operation of a new prison complex built in the approximately marked location.



-------------------------------------
To: TRC
Re: Current Case Load

Please provide the current cases before your docket as defined in the bill proposed by Minister Saint-Just.

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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Statement From Citizen’s Rights Commissioner on the TJC:

On the 5th of January, Citizen’s Rights Commissioner Amber Russo releases the following statement:

“Last month, Parliament passed the Truth and Justice Act (January 3062) – an unaltered version of a bill rejected a year ago. Its rejection was with good reason – this act creates a closed, unaccountable commission with the power to sentence citizens associated with the old government and law enforcement structures, however indirectly. It would be able to investigate whatever it wishes with no limits, hand out whatever punishments it deems necessary and keep operating for as long as it pleases. This isn’t justice. This is authoritarian persecution.

I sympathize with the urge to speed up and expand the justice process against old regime criminals. After spending 19 years in a prison with no name, I have a long list of people I would like to see facing punishments as harsh as we can stomach, and a shorter list of people deserving much worse. But we can’t let ourselves be led by pain and feelings of vengeance. Many people working for the old government were not complicit in its crimes. They deserve a fair examination of their guilt. Even those that are guilty of crimes deserve to have their sentence fairly considered. Even criminals have rights, no matter how much we may deservedly resent them.

This new commission puts us on a dark path. A path we have been down before. A path I have been down before. This is why I will do everything in my power to fight for the act’s repeal. I urge Parliament to reconsider. If they do not, I have other ways in mind. Our constitution is sorely lacking in protections of this sort, but after consulting our office’s legal adviser, I believe there may be a small avenue available to us. I intend to submit an appeal to the Constitutional Court by the end of the week.”

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End


From: Radek
To: SIRTAK STAFF

At earliest convienience please provide an updated status of repair operations, as well as any requests to increase the pace of our efforts.

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End



Comrade Radek
Minister of Security and Defense
Speaker of Parliament


I of course hear with great respect the words of Commissioner Russo. None of us wish the guilty to go free, but neither can we allow the system to revert to the status quo - justice delayed is justice denied. I believe there is a middle ground that was already put before us - Comrade Bookchin's own act of last session.

Due to the intransigence of our DAL friend in refusing to submit his proposals in a timely order, we were faced with the unfortunate situation of having both pass. We now have the opportunity to rectify that situation by embracing Comade Bookchin's proposal as the path forward. I am sure that our friends in the CLF and all those who are rightfully clamoring for justice will recognize the inherent improvement on the existing process embodied in this act as well as the fundamental flaws of Comrade Victor's proposal, a bill which we were wrong to pledge our unilateral support to in the heat of a debate. Good governance can never be held hostage to a campaign promise, especially when the promise would have the results of creating an unaccountable commission with unlimited powers, even one we would create! As Commissioner Russo has stated, such a committee can all too easily fall from the righteous path, as we have seen far too many times before.

In short, I propose the following.

Rational Justice Act posted:

The TRJ Act of January 3062 is repealed. The TRJ Act of December 3062 shall be the sole guiding legislation on the subject

The SRLF stands uncompromisingly behind the quest for justice on all levels, but we cannot allow that quest to become a wedge to further divide society. We shall continue working with any who wish to support the people's agenda on any subject, be it justice reform, economic reform, or otherwise.

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.




Attorney General Bookchin

I applaud Comrade Radek's remarks and support his proposal. I fully believe the law that I proposed and was enacted through this Parliament is the superior version.

I recognize the DAL's zeal for swift and absolute justice, but closed off proceedings held by those handpicked by a Minister of Justice, with no accountability to any others in government, is honestly something I expect to hear out of our student's classes on the history of the Vallstein regime. I recognized the errors in the original law, which is why I made my own proposal. I call upon Victor Knapfstein of the DAL to renounce support of his inferior law and to support mine instead. Together we can ensure swift and true justice for the crimes committed by the past regime. We shouldn't reach for tyranny as a tool to address the crimes of tyranny.

tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.




Denver Axo
Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs


The SDU understands and is sympathetic towards the concerns raised by the CRC. To that end, we submit a bill that repeals both proposed solutions and puts forward our own, which we feel will satisfy all parties. We believe in justice, and we believe just as strongly in the rights of defendants. We will not repeat Vallstein's errors in constructing an unaccountable machine that turns on its creators.

quote:

Restoration of Peace and Justice Act

Definitions for this act:

* “government official” refers to any member of the Public Security Force, the Sirta Defense Force, the Intelligence Service, all government departments, the municipal police forces, the regular court system and all companies under a long-term contract with the government, between the years 3032 and 3062.

I. This Act shall repeal the January 3062 Truth and Justice Act, the December 3062 Truth and Justice Act, and the 3062 Truth and Reconciliation Act.

II. The Parliament of Sirta shall give its official thanks to the former Commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee for their integrity and their record of service to the people of Sirta.

III. A temporary body shall be formed under the Ministry of Justice, named the Peace and Justice Commission. This Commission shall operate for a term of 25 years after its establishment. At the end of this 25 year period, Parliament may, by a majority vote, approve up to three five-year extensions. Parliament and the Ministry of Justice shall be obligated to pay the expenses of the Peace and Justice Commission.

IV. The Peace and Justice Commission shall contain two Sub-Commissions and two Special Courts.

IVa. The Screening Sub-Commission shall receive claims of damages incurred or accusations of crimes carried out during the years 3032-3062 under the governments of Adrian Vallstein, Robert Greene, and the Transition Government. This Sub-Commission shall examine the details of each accusation or claim and refer it to one of the two Special Courts. This Sub-Commission shall receive recommendations of prosecution from the Ministry of Justice and Investigative Sub-Commission and refer it to one of the two Special Courts. This Sub-Commission shall receive referred cases turned over to the Commission by other courts or government bodies and refer it to one of the two Special Courts. This Sub-Commission shall consist of three Commissioners, one of which shall be named Sub-Commission Chair by the Minister of Justice. The Prime Minister shall nominate two Commissioners and the Justice Minister shall nominate one. Nominations shall be confirmed by a simple majority in Parliament.

IVb. The Investigative Sub-Commission shall investigate crimes committed by former officials of the Vallstein, Greene, and Transition governments. Commissioners may compel testimony from material witnesses through use of subpoena. Any refusal to appear before a summons of this Sub-Commission shall result in a charge of obstruction of justice, to be referred to the Lower Court. The Investigative Sub-Commission is empowered to request aid, labor, or information from any government body. Any government body receiving such a request must provide a written justification for denial of a request if it is not granted. The Prime Minister may, at their discretion. override a denied request and order a government body to comply with the request. Any investigation undertaken by this Sub-Commission shall result in either a recommendation of prosecution passed onto the Screening Sub-Commission or a formal conclusion of the investigation. If a recommendation is made, all relevant evidence shall be turned over to the office of the Attorney General for use in prosecution. This Sub-Commission shall consist of seven Commissioners, one of which shall be named Sub-Commission Chair by the Minister of Justice. The Prime Minister shall nominate four Commissioners and the Justice Minister shall nominate three. Nominations shall be confirmed by a simple majority in Parliament.

IVc. The Lower Court shall be the Special Court that hears nonviolent cases referred by the Screening Sub-Commission. This Court shall be empowered to pass sentences following a trial, and may punish defendants with appropriate terms of imprisonment or fines. In addition, Lower Court Commissioners are empowered to levy the following sanctions at their discretion during sentencing:

- The Commissioner may add the penalty of banishment from Sirta for life.
- The Commissioner may order the uncompensated seizure of assets held by the defendant, to be granted to victims.
- The Commissioner may ban the defendant from holding public office for the remainder of their natural life, as well as extending the ban to any AMRs created following the sentence.

This Court shall consist of five Commissioners - one nominated by the Guardian Council, three nominated by the Minister of Justice, and one nominated by the Prime Minister. Nominees shall be confirmed by a simple majority in Parliament.

IVd. The Higher Court shall be the Special Court that hears violent cases referred by the Screening Sub-Commission. This Court shall be empowered to pass sentences following a trial, and may punish defendants with appropriate terms of imprisonment or fines. In addition, Lower Court Commissioners are empowered to levy the following sanctions at their discretion during sentencing:

- The Commissioner may add the penalty of banishment from Sirta for life.
- The Commissioner may order the uncompensated seizure of assets held by the defendant, to be granted to victims.
- The Commissioner may ban the defendant from holding public office for the remainder of their natural life, as well as extending the ban to any AMRs created following the sentence.
- The Commissioner may recommend the death penalty to the office of the Death Penalty Tribunal, who may endorse the recommendation at their discretion.

This Court shall consist of three Commissioners - one nominated by the Guardian Council, one nominated by the Minister of Justice, and one nominated by the Prime Minister. Nominees shall be confirmed by a simple majority in Parliament.

V. The Peace and Justice Commission shall honor, at all times and without exception, the following rights granted to defendants:
- The right to a public trial.
- The right to a trial within a period of two years after the Sub-Commission has recommended a case to either Court.
- The right to legal counsel. The Government shall provide legal counsel if the defendant cannot secure legal representation.
- The right to attend their trial during arguments and sentencing.
- The right to confront, figuratively, the testimonies of their accusers through the cross-testifying of witnesses and examination of submitted evidence or testimonies. Either Court may make use of remote testimony to prevent undue hardship on witnesses or victims.
- The right to not be compelled to act as a witness against themselves by making self-incriminating statements.
- The right to a punishment that is neither cruel nor unusual.
- The right to submit a plea of clemency to the office of the Prime Minister upon sentencing, which the Prime Minister may grant at their discretion.

VI. The Peace and Justice Commission shall have exclusive jurisdiction over crimes committed by former officials of the Vallstein, Greene, and Transition governments. All other courts or government bodies must refer all relevant cases to the Commission.

VII. Recall procedures may be initiated by any Member of Parliament against any Commissioner. A two-thirds majority shall be sufficient to remove a Commissioner from their position. The Justice Minister may recommend to the Guardian Council that a Commissioner be recalled. A unanimous endorsement of the recommendation by the Guardian Council shall result in the dismissal of that Commissioner. At any point, a unanimous decision by all Commissioners may dissolve the Commission if they feel their work has been completed before the expiration of the Commission’s term.

VIII. The staff and Commissioners of the former Truth and Reconciliation Commission shall immediately turn over any and all material related to current, pending, or planned cases to the newly formed Peace and Justice Commission.

IX. This Act shall amend the Capital Punishment Act to empower the Higher Court to recommend the death penalty to the Death Penalty Tribunal for crimes deemed sufficiently heinous.

X. The Commission shall make its trials publicly available either through live broadcasting or by releasing tapes of trials within one day of the day's proceedings. The Commission shall provide monthly reports to Parliament summarizing ongoing cases and progress made in the pursuit of justice.

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sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End



Comrade Radek
Minister of Security and Defense
Speaker of Parliament


A rather extensive bill, and while I still maintain that Comrade Bookchin's bill would solve many of the current problems we face I can support it. As such I withdraw my previous motion.

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


Ministry of Justice Overview (January 3063):

Most of the current structures and mechanisms of the Ministry came about as a result of the previous Minister’s design. During his term, he has ruled the Ministry with a firm hand, instituting wide-ranging reforms to the core institutions and principles under his remit. When the current Minister was appointed at the end of the previous month, it took his aides quite a bit of time to extract all relevant information from the senior staff. Even now, there are certain aspects of the Ministry the purpose and function of which aren’t entirely clear to its new leadership.

Currently, the Ministry directs the following bodies:

* Regional Prosecutors Offices – There are four, one in each of the three major cities and one for all rural regions. They are in charge of prosecuting all criminal cases within their regions. Around 75% of staff in these offices were hired under a new process introduced by the previous Minister, which involved recruitment through independent “trusted” commercial agencies specifically approved by the Minister. Strangely, most of those agencies have since gone out of business.

While all prosecutors have to follow the general guidelines established by the Ministry when selecting cases and pressing charges, the three urban offices are integrated into a direct reporting mechanism which allows high-level Ministry staff to micromanage the handling of any given case, while the rural office is much more independent and is officially directed to “tightly cooperate with local communities and law enforcement”.

Current Funding: 23 million NSC

* Public Defenders Registry – The body responsible for managing and paying all of the public defenders in the country. By law, all citizens charged with a crime are entitled to receive free legal counsel and representation should they choose to do so. However, in practice many public defenders often demanded monetary compensation for preparing a proper defence, as the sizable caseload and low salary meant they were unable to devote enough time to properly representing each defendant. This is why the previous Minister took a heavy hand to purging a significant majority of existing public defenders from the Registry, instituted a salary raise, put in place a strict anti-compensation policy and took great care in vetting new public defenders through a remarkably quick and opaque process.

Current Funding: 16 million NSC

* Legal Research and Analysis – This department goes through existing rulings on cases and tries to develop accurate predictive models of how new cases might turn out, as well as how new laws are likely to be interpreted by the courts. It kept a relatively low-profile under the previous Minister, with little interaction with the rest of the Ministry.

Current Funding: 3.5 million NSC

* Community Justice Program – A strange and byzantine program intended to “provide communities with a better understanding of the justice process and encourage just outcomes in daily life” which runs many centers across all settlements in Sirta providing free legal advice to local residents and running workshops and educational initiatives. It also funds non-profit organizations deemed to be “advancing the societal struggle for justice”. For whatever reason, the bulk of the funds go to rural based entities with thin SCN footprints and minimal official records.

Current Funding: 38.5 million NSC

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tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.




Denver Axo
Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs

Memorandum for the Reorganization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Effective immediately, I am appointing the directors of all existing departments within the Ministry to a temporary transition team that will oversee the restructuring of the Ministry into the following Offices (budget allocations attached):


Office of Foreign Service

The OFS shall handle all diplomatic and consular functions, and represent the Sirtan government abroad. It is also responsible for housing and transporting visiting foreign dignitaries, and co-ordinating with foreign embassies for joint public events or appearances.

Budget: 40%

Office of Foreign Communications

The OFC is responsible for continuing the work of the former Interstellar Communications Department, and will operate a fleet of unarmed courier ships to exchange information between the SCN and foreign communications networks. It is also responsible for the safe transport of Foreign Affairs personnel between planets.

Budget: 40%

Office of Foreign Research & Analysis

The OFRA shall receive reports from the OFS and OFC, and other relevant government bodies, and use all received information to provide an accurate picture of the priorities, status, and intent of foreign states. The analyses of the OFRA are to be considered sensitive information and will not be made public barring extraordinary circumstances.

Budget: 10%

Office of Foreign Trade Development

The OFTD shall be tasked with promoting investment opportunities in domestic industries to foreign investors, identifying investment opportunities abroad for domestic firms and the Sirtan government, and providing up to date information on all foreign trade regulations to the public.

Budget: 5%

Office of Strategic Planning

The OSP shall be tasked with developing long-term development and security plans using data gained from Complex Systems simulations, AI assistance, and information produced by the OFC and OFRA.

Budget: 5%

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End



Comrade Radek
Minister of Security and Defense
Speaker of Parliament


It seems our erstwhile former Justice Minister was playing a bit fast and loose with the funds entrusted with him. With the information so eventually provided us by his staff, we can better reallocate some funds

The majority of the wealth tax income is to be reserved for direct capital investments

Budget Proposal posted:

Total Income: ~711
Justice 6.5 45.76
Defense 8 56.32
IS 15 105.6
Foreign 3 21.12
Interior 6.25 36.96
Finance 10 70.4
Education 12 84.48
Infra 13.5 95.04
Health 11.5 80.96
Ag 5 35.2
SSA 1 7.04
SCA 1 7.04

In sort, the wealth tax funding should be placed in a seperate development account, not used for monthly funding, until allocated

Numbers to be finalized.

This budget will enable advances across society, from free primary education to new advances in our war on crime, putting more cops on the beat and building new, superior prisons to address the long standing problems with the old ones. I welcome discussion.

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My nomination to Government Oversight and Transparency Committee: Behar Gali, 26, SDU MP and former Feldspar community activist.

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paragon1
Nov 22, 2010

FULL COMMUNISM NOW


Grimey Drawer

Requesting an updated budget breakdown for the Ministry of the Interior

paragon1
Nov 22, 2010

FULL COMMUNISM NOW


Grimey Drawer

Overall I find this budget highly satisfactory, given our current resources. I do ask that in the future we consider giving a high priority to increased funding for the Health Ministry and Interior.

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End


paragon1 posted:

Overall I find this budget highly satisfactory, given our current resources. I do ask that in the future we consider giving a high priority to increased funding for the Health Ministry and Interior.


Comrade Radek
Minister of Security and Defense
Speaker of Parliament


I am much of the same mind - while Health does get a minor boost under this budget, Interior and other departments will surely receive their due boosts once we have made more progress in addressing the immediate woes upon our society. If we are so blessed as to get the current state of your affairs, Comrade Minister, we may be able to tweak your numbers appropriately.

paragon1
Nov 22, 2010

FULL COMMUNISM NOW


Grimey Drawer

Yes, I am sure we are all very...eager to see the full accounting of MP Borisov's policies.

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


The drafting phase is extended until Tuesday - the 3rd of April - at 10:30 UTC.

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

Hello again Sirta. As nice as it is to be seeing you again so soon, I do hope I won't be back up here for another few years. Now don't get me wrong, I'm gladdened by the fact that Sirta has survived our second democratic election not only intact but strengthened, and yet I wish it hadn't been necessary. Life is better than it was a year ago, but it is nowhere near as good as it should be. The fact that almost the entirety of the former opposition turned out to be criminals of one sort or another is deeply worrying, and speaks to a much deeper ill in Sirtan society. The epidemic of organized crime and corruption festering on Sirta is perhaps the single greatest threat to our young democracy, and like any infection it must be purged. As any halfway decent doctor will tell you, however, treating the symptoms is at best a stopgap measure without addressing the root cause of an illness. To truly end the exploitation wracking Sirta, we must end those powerful and wealthy interests who perpetuate this system for their own benefit. Even now they had billions and billions in their own shadowy ways for their own personal luxury. Know this, the Red Front is coming for you, and we will not stop until you have returned every last cent you have stolen from the Sirtan people, paid for every drop of Sirtan blood on your hands.

But enough of such unhappy matters. I'd like to thank both the Guardian Council and our partners in the SDU for their invaluable help in making this government possible. We've certainly got our work cut out for us, but I'm confident that as long as we Sirtans stick together we'll see it through. Every journey begins with a single step, and we have years of road ahead of us. But tomorrow can wait, today should be a day of celebration. So go, Sirta, eat, drink, and be merry. We'll still be here in the morning, ready to start building a better future.

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Committee Appointments:


Judicial Appointments Committee: Stanislav Sykora, 29, ex-CLF garrison commander of Nielsen's Hill, lawyer, and SDU MP.

SISS: Prime Minister Luxemburg

Defence Objectives Committee: Minister of the Interior Saint-Just

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End



Comrade Radek
Minister of Security and Defense
Speaker of Parliament


Upon reciept of additional funding, begin construction of a new prison complex on the SIRTAK line in the area previously marked. Due to the proximity of Sard give predominant contracting preference to local firms.

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To: SIRTAK Staff

Still waiting on that update. Your work is critical to the next stage of Sirta's development. Do not disappoint us.

AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


The drafting phase is now over. The voting phase begins now and will last until Wednesday - the 4th of April - at 12:30 UTC.

With thanks to the speaker, the following bills are under Parliament's consideration:


1. Repeal of the TRC, submitted by Minister Saint-Just of the SRLF.
2. Financial Holdings Transparency Act, submitted by Minister Axo of the SDU.
3. Amendment to the PAP Act, submitted by Minister Bookchin of the SRLF.
4. Restoration of Peace and Justice Act, submitted by Minister Axo of the SDU.
5. PASS Act, submitted by Minister Bookchin of the SRLF.
6. Budget Bill for February 3063 - December 3063, submitted by Minister Radek of the SRLF.

No local proposals this month. I apologize for my recent inactivity and will try to get back into the habit of writing updates on time as soon as possible.

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AFancyQuestionMark
Feb 19, 2017


This transcript slipped from my mind entirely, but better late than never.

Emergency Youth Intervention Board Meeting Transcript (December 3062):

Second meeting transcript of the Emergency Youth Intervention Board. The date is the 6th of December 3062. Those present are Felix Meier, Frederik Hope, Oscar Rivkin, Laurie Stanton and Diane Roe.

Frederick: Just before we start, I just wanted to say it's nice to see everyone again and that I hope we all had a good election night.

Felix: For certain values of good.

Laurie: It's nice to see you too, Frederik.

Diane: Now, for the progress report. First of all, Parliament gave us 8 million NSC to pay for our preliminary set up.

Diane: Second, I and Felix have worked with the local officials in Feldspar, Nielsen's Hill and Panorama to prepare the groundwork for our presence in these areas. They agreed to provide us with several properties that we have since prepared for use as common lodgings for the future applicants.

Diane: Overall, we have enough space to house about 1,420 children. Additionally, 56 families have volunteered to take in willing applicants.

Frederick: It's a good start. The obvious question, however, is how many referees we've had to the program.

Diane: As of right now, there are 352 minors on the waiting list. Obviously, we haven't started processing them yet, since the program isn't operational. I expect that number to rise fairly quickly, though. Additionally, we managed to find 46 people with the will and proper background to staff our program, mostly ex-CLF members and some former school councilors.

Frederick: Fantastic! Whilst I doubt we'll have a quick turn around, if we can get even some basic results from the program's early days, we could probably leverage that into some additional funding thrown our way.

Diane: I hope you're right. At any rate, we now have to decide on some practical matters. First, how should we split up applicants, if at all?

Frederick: When you say split up applicants, do you mean how we choose where to send the teenagers?

Diane: Yes.

Frederick: As a top-of-the-head suggestion, it'd probably be most conducive to mix them up. Not everyone being sent into the program from Topaz should go to the same location, lest we end up just moving the problem instead of solving it. This goes doubly so in the cases of gang activity, since we want to try and break up those toxic combinations.

Oscar: I agree. Of course, with only three locations, we are going to be somewhat limited in what we can do.

Frederick: Hopefully in the future we'll be able to expand it but until then we just have to make do with what we can, I guess.

Diane: Very well. Assuming there are no objections, we now move to our next topic: How much do we want to monitor and restrict their activities outside of school?

Frederick: It's a tricky question, that's to be sure. If we treat them like criminals, chances are they won't improve, but at the same time absolutely unrestricted behavior is unlikely to help at all either.

Oscar: At the very least there should be a strict curfew, I think. Letting them roam around at night will almost certainly see them reverting to their previous behavior.

Frederick: I was also thinking that, in some form, restricting their communications might be... advisable. If they can still talk to those people who might be negative influences, they are still going to be at risk of being led down that path.

Oscar: Agreed. However, accomplishing that might prove difficult without explicitly monitoring their personal communications. Is that a good idea?

Frederick: Not ideal in the slightest. If discovered it would run the risk of undoing any and all progress made. I think a better way of doing it would be to head the deal off at the pass. Only give them access to certain amounts of communication. So they might have a phone but it might only have a select few contacts programmed in, and they would not have the means to input more.

Oscar: Well, that seems obvious. However, they could easily find other ways to communicate, like asking other kids at school or public access SCN-connected devices.

Laurie: I think sternly warning them not to do these things is all we can really do without risking alienating them further. Maybe institute light community punishments for violators, like detention.

About the curfew, we should also provide them with some entertainment, like books and games, as well as a variety of optional indoor social activities to partake in. That way they are less likely to feel like prisoners. What do you think?

Frederick: I completely agree. I was thinking that the Curfew was more "Okay, just be in the house by this time" thing, as opposed to "Locked in a room with nothing to do". And yes, the communications is a show of trust. Restrictions can be put on for repeat offenders, but as a baseline they can, hopefully, be trusted with a degree of autonomy.

Oscar: I would certainly hope so.

Diane: So, we're all agreed on this topic?

Frederick: I certainly am.

Felix: Yes. I would like to suggest something else, however. I was thinking it could be useful to also require them to do a bit of community service. What are your opinions on this?

Frederick: Getting them involved with the community, attempting to instill a sense of pride in their work and expose them to new trades they might not have otherwise considered? Sounds to me like exactly the kind of thing we are supposed to be doing.

Laurie: That certainly sounds nice, but, in practice, won't they just grow to resent it?

Frederick: Perhaps we say they have to do a certain number of hours, say, a month, but leave it open ended as to the means by which they do it. Perhaps work with the community to find appropriate activities that they can then choose from. If they get a choice, they're more likely to find something they enjoy, perhaps.

Laurie: Seems reasonable enough. I think about 15 hours a month would be appropriate. We mustn't overburden them too much. Remember, they have school and are likely to be behind on their studies, and we should leave them with enough time for themselves as well.

Frederick: An hour every two days would be enough to fill that out, sounds like a reasonable amount. Not backbreaking, but not entirely insignificant either.

Diane: I agree. Now, we should discuss their education. Should we set some sort of targets for them, to make sure they are making progress? If so, how should we incentivize them to reach them?

Frederick: I personally, and I will admit here that I am no expert, feel like that kind of thing is something that is best left to those who have direct interaction with those in the program. We aren't dealing with a cohesive group, and what might motivate one might not motivate another. Some might respond to monetary incentives, whilst another might value their freedom of activity more.

Additionally, we won't be dealing with any real baseline of progress. What might be entirely reachable and sensible for one person might be completely impossible for someone else. If we say they need to achieve a certain stage of education by a set time of being in the program, then there will be those who will have that much further to learn in a comparatively shorter amount of time to their peers. And this isn't even accounting for learning disabilities, which in some people might be a contributing factor to their behavior.

Those with more expertise and direct interaction with the referees can come up and institute far, far better plans than we ever could, entirely because they are able to tailor those plans to the individual, creating a framework around them instead of having to force them into a system that might not be the best for them.

Frederick: In fact, I will talk with Comrade Bookchin at the next meeting, and look into what services we have in place for diagnosing conditions such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other learning disabilities and how we might improve those.

Laurie: I fully agree with everything you've said, but can we really expect the already overworked teachers at the underfunded rural schools to be able to deal with all of these additions to their workload? I imagine they have plenty of trouble as is.

Frederick: I am completely aware of the difficulty of the situation. Even the most well-funded and well-staffed schools have difficulties with such things, but I believe that we would be doing a disservice to the vulnerable people being put into our program if we approached it from any other way. Which is why I will talk to Bookchin about what might be done to help, especially once the budget is finished and we have a firm idea of how much money we will have to play with over the coming month.

One thing I will say is that weekly meetings with a councilor would almost certainly have a positive effect, at least on the educational side of things. Being able to see how they are doing with their studies, and possibly pass on to their teachers where they are struggling would go a long way.

Diane: Do we really have enough councilors to handle thousands of weekly meetings?

Frederick: Not at the moment, I am aware. I just don't want these people, who have been failed by the system already, to find themselves lost in a place far from home, and falling through the cracks again.

Diane: I understand, believe me I do, but as with my daily work, we have to make do with the resources we have available.

Frederick: Plan for the resources you have, not the resources you want. I completely understand. Sorry, I know I went a bit overboard. Just... bit of a sore subject I guess. Back to the point however, a more achievable thing would be a... introductory interview of sorts going in. See a councilor, allow them to get a grasp of where the student is educationally, and then draw up a plan there.

Laurie: I agree. Hopefully we will be able to give more attention to individual students as our resources increase.

Frederick: I am sure that they will.

Diane: At any rate, are there any other matters to address before we officially put the program into operation?

Frederick: None that I can think of.

Diane: Very well. Then, the program will officially open its doors starting tomorrow. The operating expenses should be about 1.5 million NSC a month, a figure which will rise dramatically as the number of applicants increases. Current law will cover our expenses up to 3.5 million NSC a month, so hopefully we can keep costs down while still doing the best we can for the children under our care. Any further comments?

Frederick: That sounds like a plan. As I said I'll try to get the budget increased to match demand, but as a starting point it's not a bad one.

Diane: Agreed. Let us adjourn then.

Laurie: Erm...Lunch at the same place as last time?

Frederick: I was about to say!

Felix: I am not opposed.

Oscar: Unfortunately, I have other obligations again.

Laurie: Then, what are we waiting for exactly?

Diane: Let's go. We are adjourned.

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.




Attorney General Bookchin

I vote the following:

1. Repeal of the TRC, submitted by Minister Saint-Just of the SRLF. NAY
2. Financial Holdings Transparency Act, submitted by Minister Axo of the SDU. AYE
3. Amendment to the PAP Act, submitted by Minister Bookchin of the SRLF. AYE
4. Restoration of Peace and Justice Act, submitted by Minister Axo of the SDU. AYE
5. PASS Act, submitted by Minister Bookchin of the SRLF. AYE
6. Budget Bill for February 3063 - December 3063, submitted by Minister Radek of the SRLF. AYE

tatankatonk
Nov 4, 2011

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.




Denver Axo
Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs


1. Repeal of the TRC, submitted by Minister Saint-Just of the SRLF. - Nay
2. Financial Holdings Transparency Act, submitted by Minister Axo of the SDU. - Aye
3. Amendment to the PAP Act, submitted by Minister Bookchin of the SRLF. -Aye
4. Restoration of Peace and Justice Act, submitted by Minister Axo of the SDU. -Aye
5. PASS Act, submitted by Minister Bookchin of the SRLF. -Aye
6. Budget Bill for February 3063 - December 3063, submitted by Minister Radek of the SRLF. -Aye

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the End


quote:

1. Repeal of the TRC, submitted by Minister Saint-Just of the SRLF. NAY
2. Financial Holdings Transparency Act, submitted by Minister Axo of the SDU. AYE
3. Amendment to the PAP Act, submitted by Minister Bookchin of the SRLF. AYE
4. Restoration of Peace and Justice Act, submitted by Minister Axo of the SDU. AYE
5. PASS Act, submitted by Minister Bookchin of the SRLF. AYE
6. Budget Bill for February 3063 - December 3063, submitted by Minister Radek of the SRLF. AYE

paragon1
Nov 22, 2010

FULL COMMUNISM NOW


Grimey Drawer

1. Repeal of the TRC, submitted by Minister Saint-Just of the SRLF. NAY
2. Financial Holdings Transparency Act, submitted by Minister Axo of the SDU. AYE
3. Amendment to the PAP Act, submitted by Minister Bookchin of the SRLF. AYE
4. Restoration of Peace and Justice Act, submitted by Minister Axo of the SDU. AYE
5. PASS Act, submitted by Minister Bookchin of the SRLF. AYE
6. Budget Bill for February 3063 - December 3063, submitted by Minister Radek of the SRLF. AYE

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Hattie Masters
Aug 29, 2012


Grimey Drawer

I, Frederick Hope, MP and Minister of Justice, vote Aye on the following legislation:


Financial Holdings Transparency Act, submitted by Minister Axo of the SDU.
Amendment to the PAP Act, submitted by Minister Bookchin of the SRLF.
Restoration of Peace and Justice Act, submitted by Minister Axo of the SDU.
PASS Act, submitted by Minister Bookchin of the SRLF.
Budget Bill for February 3063 - December 3063, submitted by Minister Radek of the SRLF.

I hereby vote Nay on the following:

Repeal of the TRC, submitted by Minister Saint-Just of the SRLF.

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