The Kingdom of Talossa


Legeu Talossan
Talossan Law

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El Legeu dal Ca Rexhital (The House Law)

The Royal House is governed by a House Law, which may only be amended by two-thirds vote of each house of the Ziu, and all such changes must be ratified by a vote of two-thirds of the populace. The Scribe of Abbavilla, an officer of the Royal Household, is responsible for the safekeeping of the House Law.

El Legeu Orgänic (The Organic Law)

The Kingdom of Talossa is governed by The 1997 Organic Law as adopted and amended by His Majesty's subjects. The Organic Law is the supreme law of the land, and is kept and maintained by the Scribe of Abbavilla.

The Organic Law may only be altered or amended by the passage by the Ziu of a resolution calling for a referendum on a specific proposed alteration. Such a resolution must pass both houses of the Ziu with a supermajority (two-thirds), and the referendum must be approved by the people at the next general election. If the subject of the referendum is a modification to Article XIX (The Covenant of Rights and Freedoms), the referendum must be approved by a supermajority of the electorate.

Statuteux Talossaes (Talossan Statutory Law)

The statutory laws of the Kingdom are enacted by the Ziu, and are catalogued and maintained by the Scribe of Abbavilla in L'Anuntzia dels Legeux (The Digest of Laws).

Draft bills are proposed by members of the Senäts and the Cosâ. Debate and discussion on proposals does not take place during the 21-day session of the legislature in which the bill is considered and legislative approval sought; instead, debate takes place during prior sessions. Draft bills are therefore circulated by their sponsor during these prior sessions for debate and comment in both houses of the Ziu. When a sponsoring legislator feels that his proposal is "ready to Clark," he formally submits the final draft of his bill to the Secretary of State, appending a specific Talossan language phrase indicating his intention. The bill will then appear on the calendar of the subsequent session, for consideration by both houses of the Ziu. The Secretary of State is obliged to accept all submissions made on or before the 21st day of a month, and may accept later submissions at his own discretion. Bills initiating expense from the Royal Treasury must be sponsored and submitted by a Member of the Cosa.

In most cases, all bills which are approved by a majority of the seats in both the Cosâ and the Senäts are sent to the King for approval or veto. One of the two exceptions is a call for a referendum to alter the Organic Law, which, as discussed above, requires a supermajority in both houses. The second exception is the ratification of a nominee to serve on the Uppermost Cort, which requires a supermajority in the Cosa and a simple majority in the Senäts.

Long-standing Talossan tradition is that silence of the monarch indicates consent, such that bills which pass the Ziu are considered to be immediately in force unless and until the Sovereign indicates a veto. Vetoes must be made by the King before the next Cosa session is seated, when they may be overridden by a supermajority vote of both houses.

Prüms Diktats (Prime Dictates)

The Prime Minister of the Kingdom is empowered to issue Prime Dictates, which have the force of law. Such dictates are subject to royal veto, which may not be overridden, but are considered in full force and effect as of the moment they are decreed, unless and until such a veto is explicitly proclaimed by the Sovereign. All Prime Dictates are catalogued by the Scribe of Abbavilla with the statutory law, in L'Anuntzia dels Legeux (The Digest of Laws).

Last modified: 06/04/12 08:11 PM