The passage ratio for a Proposal or Motion shall be defined as the ratio of favorable votes to non-neutral votes received during voting on the Proposal or Motion.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
The Agent who submits a Motion is its owner. An Agent may never own more than ten live Motions of any one type, and may never submit more than ten Motions of any one type in a single day; otherwise an Agent may make a new Motion of any type at any time.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
New Motions are live and active by default. Live Motions which are neither being voted on nor for which consent is being sought are revisable, and may be activated, deactivated, or withdrawn, but only by their respective owners. In no other case may a Motion be altered. When a Motion is withdrawn, it becomes dead.
Each Motion type is either Approvable or Unilateral. Approvable Motions are subject to voting or consent, as per the Rules, while Unilateral Motions need no such approval to take effect.
Each Motion type is either Primary or Secondary. Primary Motions are assigned serial numbers by type, while Secondary Motions are assigned serial numbers as a group.
Any Agent otherwise qualified as a Player may become one if a Motion to Add naming em is adopted. Motions to Add are Secondary Approvable Motions. A Motion to Add is adopted if its passage ratio is at least two-thirds. Motions to Add Players may be subject to two-day unanimous consent.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
The Motive Order corresponding to an adopted Motion to Add directs the Administrator to add the named Agent to the Roster.
The Administrator shall, within a reasonable time after receiving a new Motion, assign it a serial number in the sequence appropriate to its type. A new Motion is not officially recognized until it is assigned a serial number.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
An Approvable Motion is adopted iff it is subject to and receives consent or at the close of voting on it its passage ratio exceeds one-half, and all other adoption conditions applying to it are met. If the Rules regarding a motion establish a different passage ratio, it takes precedence over the passage ratio herein. An Approvable Motion fails when its adoption becomes impossible.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
Orders, Motive or Legislative, in an adopted Motion shall be executed in a timely fashion by the appropriate Officers. Only Motions defined in the Rules have effect if adopted.
An Agent introducing an Approvable Motion may request consent at the time of its introduction, or until such time as the granting of consent could still occur prior to the nweek's voting, unless the Rules explicitly prohibit it.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
N-day P-consent on a Motion is granted if no more than P eligible voters object to the Motion within N days of its recognition. The appropriate level of consent is considered to have been requested automatically for any Approvable Motion which may be adopted only by that level of consent or greater.
N-day unanimous consent is equivalent to N-day 0-consent. Any Approvable Motion for which the required level of consent for adoption by consent is left unspecified is considered to require unanimous consent. Any Approvable Motion for which the required period without objection for adoption by consent is left unspecified is considered to have a period of three days.
Motions to Amend Trivially are Secondary Approvable Motions which may be made only by Players, are adoptable only through two-day unanimous consent, and fail if it is not granted. A Motion to Amend Trivially, when submitted, must consist of one potential Legislative Order that would unsubstantially amend a Rule if adopted. Motions to Amend Trivially may never become issues on a Ballot.0. Rule 303/0 created by Proposal 319/0, 11 Nov 2000 00:00:00
The Legislative Order corresponding to an adopted Motion to Amend Trivially directs the Administrator to make appropriate changes to the Rules.
Any Agent qualified as a Player may cease to be one if a Motion to Remove naming em is adopted. Motions to Remove are Secondary Approvable Motions. A Motion to Remove is subject to0. Rule 314/0 created by Proposal 342/0, 21 Nov 2000 00:00:00
- 10days-unanimous consent if the player has not got the [Away] atribute.
- 30days-unanimous consent if the player is [Away].
If the Player specified a Date of Expected Return, no Motion to remove this player may be created before this date. [[This way, no player can be removed, if e checks the mailing list at least once per nweek, or during predictable periods of inactivity.]]
The Motive Order corresponding to an adopted Motion to Remove directs the Officer in charge of Roster maintainance to remove the named Agent from the Roster.
A Motion of non confidence is a secondary approvable motion used to evict an elected officer who loses the support of the voters. The motion must specify the elected office to be targeted. A Motion of non confidence may not be subject to unanimous consent and requires a passage ratio of two-thirds.0. Rule 315/0 created by Proposal 343/0, 21 Nov 2000 00:00:00
Upon the adotion of the motion of non confidence the term of the targeted office is set to expire at the end of the current nweek.
The Motion to Escape is a Secondary motion, Approvable by four-day unanimous consent or by voting. The Motion to Escape should list one or more Agents to be released from a specified contract. The motive order corresponding to a Motion to Escape directs the Official Bean Counter to remove the specified agent or agents from the list of signatories of the specified contract.0. Rule 334/0 created by P370/0, 10 Jan 2001 00:00:00
The recognition by any Officer of any Motion which would have the same effect another live Motion is prohibited.0. Rule 335/0 created by P371/1, 10 Jan 2001 00:00:00
The Motion to Create Points is a Unilateral Secondary motion that may be submitted only by the Administrator. It should specify a number of points to be created. The Motion to Create Points does not take affect until the Banker and the Tax Collector both publicly announce eir consent. Once created, the Motion to Create Points may not be revised, but may be withdrawn by its owner or the Administrator. When the Motion to Create Points takes effect, a numer of points equal to the specified number shall be created, owned by the Bank.0. Rule 341/0 created by P384/0, 20 Jan 2001 00:00:00
The Motion to Destroy Points is a Unilateral Secondary motion that may be submitted only by the Administrator. It should specify a number of points to be destroyed. The Motion to Destroy Points does not take affect until the Banker and the Tax Collector both publicly announce eir consent. Once created, the Motion to Destroy Points may not be revised, but may be withdrawn by its owner or the Administrator. When the Motion to Create Points takes effect, a number of points owned by the bank equal to the specified number are destroyed, provided that the bank owns at least that many points. If the bank owns fewer points than the specified number then the Motion has no effect.0. Rule 342/0 created by P384/0, 20 Jan 2001 00:00:00
An Approvable Motion requiring P seconds in N days is granted consent upon receiving seconds by P unique eligible voters other than the Motion's owner within N days of its recognition. No Motion may be granted consent in this way unless explicitly allowed by the Rules.0. Rule 345/0 created by P388/0, 20 Jan 2001 00:00:00
Any Approvable Motion requiring seconds for which the required number of seconds is left unspecified is considered to require one second. Any Approvable Motion requiring seconds for which the required period within which the seconds must occur is left unspecified is considered to to have a period of three days.
An eligible voter may second an Motion requiring seconding by publicly indicating e is doing so.
The owner of an Approvable Motion may specify a condition for its adoption in addition to the standard conditions required by the Rules.0. Rule 346/0 created by P392/2, 09 Feb 2001 00:00:00
Whenever an Approvable Motion would be adopted in the absence of a condition added by its owner, and it is no longer possible for that condition to be met, the Motion fails by dependence.
No scoring may occur due to failure by dependence.
The Motion to Set the Property Tax Rate is a Unilateral Secondary Motion that takes effect only if the Banker and the Tax collector publicly announce their approval. If the offices of the Banker and the Tax Collector are held by the same person then it is an Approvable motion not subject to unanimous consent.0. Rule 381/0 created by P436/1, 21 Mar 2001 00:00:00
The value specified by the Motion to Set the Property Tax Rate becomes the new Property Tax Rate when the motion takes effect.
A Motion or Proposal may not make use of the information in its own voting tally (the information specifying who voted which way on the Motion or Proposal). Only the vote totals are accessible to it. If the Motion or Proposal makes use of voting tallies in general [[like the Opposed Minority Award does]], then its own tally is seen to it as everyone abstaining.0. Rule 382/0 created by P437/0, 21 Mar 2001 00:00:00