Turn 1 Voting

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Voting will begin now and closed 6/26/2013 at the leisure of House Raptor.

1. Exploration Subsidy Act: The wealth of the Prosperity Zone shall be at the disposal of any House which seeks to expand into uncharted space at the periphery of the pre-Hegemony borders shown on our current star map. The NEE Assembly shall make available from Prosperity Zone surplus income funding to support exploration projects:
Any starships actively engaged in the hazardous duty of Exploration in a new system shall have their Maintenance Costs reimbursed each month from the NEE Treasury.(OOC: This might need to be rephrased to reflect the actual mechanics involved, but it's in line with things Raptor has admitted before would be possible: providing financial assistance instead of active warships.)
Any House that successfully deploys a Colony Fleet on a never-before-colonized system shall have half the construction cost of that Fleet reimbursed from the NEE Treasury.

2. Unipolar House Sovereignty Resolution: Joint administration, governorship, or any form of multipolar jurisdiction of civilian populations by more than one House, being inefficient and conflict-prone, is not recognized by the NEE Assembly. All House incorporation, protectorate, colonial, or other claims of star systems shall be singular, unipolar, and unequivocal.

3. Independent System Repatriation Protocol
Any system lacking an Assembly delegation of its own shall, at the declaration of a House whose existing territory currently borders that system and whose non-civilian naval starships are the only warships in orbit within that system, be granted to that House as a new portion of its sovereign territory.

If and only if this system lies within the Prosperity Zone, the Assembly Chair has Veto Power over this declaration. Further, any House here represented may declare an Objection to this repatriation intent, in which case a full debate shall occur and a majority vote in favor must be counted to grant the repatriation (The Assembly Chair may Object without Vetoing, if so desired). Lack of Objection or Veto shall constitute approval from this Assembly for Repatriation of the System under this Protocol.

Local resistance after the repatriation under this Protocol shall be considered rebellion, and the newly-sovereign House shall be empowered by this Assembly to suppress such rebellion in accordance with NEE laws of war. (No WMDs, no direct assault on civilian Census, no targeting of Infrastructure or Shipyards, all reasonable efforts to avoid collateral damage, and [per the separate Peace and Prosperity Act, this clause to be stricken if that Act is repealed] no Assault ships used in planetary operations.)

*Hannover Proviso* : A House with naval warships in a system subject to this Protocol is not required to exercise their right for repatriation. They may at a later date exercise it assuming that said system is still subject to the Protocol.


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Assembly: All houses may submit legislation. A maximum of three will be voted on, or retracted, each voting cycle (turn). Voting power is based on Census under your control. The Head of the NEE Assembly has double the normal votes. The Imperial House, has four times, but normally obtains. Both have veto power, but the Emperor may veto the Head of the Assembly vetoes, which is extremely rare.


Current Laws:

Peace and Prosperity Act: Due to a rise in violence between the minor houses no ship with ASSAULT may be constructed at this time. This may be revisited by future legislation and revision.

Limited Hulls: Due to extreme violence between House Aigle and House Kithai it was voted that each house may only have one prototype project each year.

Lend and Protect: House Raptor has access to all of the Hegemony's arsenal. It is willing to lend these elements to houses in need. This must be done publicly and with the understanding that lent vessels may be destroyed at any time by the embedded Imperial Agents.


Enforcement: There is a reward for any house catching another breaking interstellar law, which will bring about punitive action from another house and possibly the Imperial fleet. Imperial enforcement vessels are spread throughout most house systems and serve to deter piracy as well as enforce the law.

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The ambassador from Arianti states that House Aigle is in favor of all three proposals.

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VenomBlue wrote:The ambassador from Arianti states that House Aigle is in favor of all three proposals.
House Aigle votes 7 (they have 7 Census) for the new laws.


Pro: 7
Con: 0

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Ambassador Leopold Brutzmann, House Hannover Delegation Leader to the Assembly, rises to speak:

On the first and third bills before this great house we vote "Yea". We are particularly honored that the amendment we proposed was named in our House's honor.

As to the second bill, while we do also vote "Yea", mainly due to House Raptors learned points. I feel the need to point out that conditions can change and we may need to revisit this issue at a later date.

The Ambassador takes his seat.

OOC: Hey when I took over one of the descriptive words for this house was "Ornate" so I felt this should be reflected in the Ambassador's way of addressing the Assembly

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BLHarrison wrote:Ambassador Leopold Brutzmann, House Hannover Delegation Leader to the Assembly, rises to speak:

On the first and third bills before this great house we vote "Yea". We are particularly honored that the amendment we proposed was named in our House's honor.

As to the second bill, while we do also vote "Yea", mainly due to House Raptors learned points. I feel the need to point out that conditions can change and we may need to revisit this issue at a later date.

The Ambassador takes his seat.
The vote stands at:

Pro: 14
Con: 0
BLHarrison wrote: OOC: Hey when I took over one of the descriptive words for this house was "Ornate" so I felt this should be reflected in the Ambassador's way of addressing the Assembly
That'll do nicely. I picture House Hannover as a house that takes its role in the Assembly with sincerity, preferring to have one overly constructed Faberge egg than an entire gallery of good art.

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We of House Scoote wish no waves to foam...

Vote Aye as well (away from computer, but assume 5 census)

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OOC wrote:Reverance's Census is 7. I think ALL the Minor Houses have CEN=7 right?
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Pro: 21
Con: 0

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House Echelon (major house) votes as follows:

1. Nay.
2. Aye.
3. Nay.

(Just got a new computer and don't have the starmap, information, or turn sheets. Don't remember how much census I have... 13?)

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(All Major Houses should be Census 8 + 4 + 2, or 14.)
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House Far Stars votes thusly;
For the proposed first act we vote Yea and acknowledge it is within our desires to use the subsidy of this act to explore farther beyond our know sphere.

For the proposed second resolution, we feel we must vote Nay. The possibility for joint cooperation between houses is an opportunity for growth and building understand as much as it is one for potential conflict. But as House Raptor does make valid some points, we would request this be address again at the next great assembly.

For the proposed third protocol, we vote Yea and acknowledge that it is our intention to claim Luyten and Lexington in the pursuit of exploration beyond their known warp lanes as pursuant to our expressions in the first act. We also note that while Luyten is uninhabited and therefore open without need to claim through this protocol; Lexington is not and is the subject to much food trade from our house to keep their people from starvation. Integration of such locations in dire straights in our main purpose for support of this protocol.

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House Kestrel will support all three initiatives.

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Iron Sky wrote:House Echelon (major house) votes as follows:

1. Nay.
2. Aye.
3. Nay.
I am afraid the bill is written such that each point is included on the same bill.

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Pro: 28
Con: 0

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apologies, Honored Assembly Chair, but that is not an accurate portrayal of House Phoenix's intention regarding the Subsidy Act, the Sovereignty Resolution, and the Repatriation Protocol; these were submitted as separate proposed laws, as the record will show:
House Phoenix wrote:House Phoenix humbly submits each of these Draft Laws separately and individually to the Assembly, and will gladly engage in debate, consider proposed amendments, answer questions, clarify, etc as needed to secure understanding. Co-sponsors of each or any Draft Law will be delightfully accepted, and motions to move to vote will be seconded when this delegation is comfortable that the Draft Law's precepts are well-understood by all delegations present.
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