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Guidelines Approved 11/15/2015

Navigation for Electing Guidelines
Proposed RESOLUTION NUMBER 1 : 12/15/2015 : Zeka and Ogle
Marked Eballots for RESOLUTION NUMBER 1 : 11/15/2015
Eballot Totals RESOLUTION NUMBER 1 : 11/15/2015

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RESOLUTION NUMBER 1 Approved Guidelines (11/6/2015) for International-Parliament.org

__1_ RESOLUTION NUMBER 1 : Proposed on 11/14/2015 by Zeka and Ogle

_2__ Parliamentary procedures, terms and pure proportional representation (PR) for the International Parliament.

_3__ Require all the elected members to be in communication either through facebook, email, twitter, telephone or postal service or else their name will be eliminated after one year.

_4__ The number of seats on the executive may remain at ten but not more than ten.

_5__ Paper Ballot Guidelines Recommended for State, National and International Elections

_6__ The paper ballots are placed in a clear ballot box by the voter, the box is guarded, video taped all day and the votes are counted at the polling location the night of the election.

_7__ The votes are counted two times by two different and diverse teams of counters, recorded/taped/broadcast by two different devices with the public able to observe and video/livestream the counting.

_8__ The results from the polling locations will be called to the Board of Elections, emailed to the BoE and hand delivered. All three must match. The Board of Elections will hand tally the results from all the polling locations, again, two times by two different and diverse teams of counters with this being taped, recorded and broadcast and the public able to observe, tape and live-stream the entire proceedings. And, the same goes for what happens at the state level.

_9__ The polling location should serve a maximum of 1,000 voters and Election Day should be a national holiday with employers, if necessary, having to arrange for special accommodations for employees that must work, as with hospitals. A minimum of two hours personal time to vote will be given to all citizens and voters.

_10__ The voters' names and marking on the ballot will remain secret but the vote counting will be publicly observable.

_11__ PAPER BALLOTS will be made confidential to the highest level possible.

_12__ VOTER ELIGIBILITY: The voter must register their name with at least two methods of contact; and must comply with the voter eligibility requirements for voter's country of residence.The voter must be a voting citizen of a country. The voter must be 18 years old or older on Election Day. The voter must not be in prison, on parole, serving a state sentence in county jail, serving a sentence for a felony or on post-release community supervision. The voter must not have been found to be mentally incompetent by a court. Non-voting class membership will always be made available.

Voters must only provide their name (as registered), and at least two
methods for contacting the voter, as part of their registration.

When two or more methods of contact aren't provided by the voter, then further explanation will be considered by the Vote Counting Ministry verifiers.
Violation of this or any other rule will automatically disqualify a ballot.

Additional Measures
Once 500 Members of International Parliament (MIPs) are elected, the following rules automatically take effect:
13.a Registered voters must meet stricter verification standards.
13.b Elected MIPs must also meet the same stricter verification standards.
13.c Registered voters and elected members must provide a signature drawn with black ink which will be used
for ID and verification and validation at conventions and this signature must also be provided before any vote takes effect.
The issuance of the ID is not required for the registered voter to participate, but the signature must be on file.
13.d Signatures will be stored in the International Parliament's files in alphabetical order or last names.
13.e When funds are available, the signature will be copied to the background of an ID card. Photo
of the voter may also be added for an additional fee charged to ID holder. Each voters ID number will
be included on the ID card.
13.f ID cards may be provided to Senators, beginning with Level One Senators, followed by Level Two, Three, Four and Five, until all Senators hold ID cards.
13.g ID cards will not have the mailing address of the registered voter and/or elected MIPs and Senators.
13.h All new sign-ups, nominees and elected names within each party/category will qualify for the ballot and will be ranked below all other names on the prepared ballot. The order of these names will be determined first based on the rankings of "nomination ballots", and secondly by chronological order of the dates that the nominee's name was received.
13.i New sign ups are considered elected as Member of International Parliament (MIP) by the process of signing up,
but once the numbers of elected MIPs reached 500 this item "13.i" terminates is is no longer applicable, and only
marked eballots (and marked paper ballots) will elect new MIPs. At that moment in time, the registration of new
sign ups allows the new signed member to vote but the signature may be required as a pre-qualifying condition for voting.
13.j The date that item "13.i" becomes effective, voting for the free MIPs will pause indefinitely until
the money is raise through Senator sign ups or other methods and the signature card is mailed to all MIPs.
13.j Once voting for MIPs begins when all the above items have taken effect, each registered voter may vote for
a maximum of ten names. When more than ten names are correctly ranked in consecutive order on the ballot
or eballot then the first ten names are considered recipients of the ranked votes, but not names enumerated
number eleven (11) and after number eleven (11), which are affected. Once an automated voting system
is inplace, the limit of eleven rankings will not be required and will not be in effect.
13.k Senators with ID signatures on file may vote on MIP blank eballot upon receipt of signature.
13.l Once the signature and ID number is registered then the voter is encouraged to use the eballot,
but the paper ballot is also acceptable.
13.m Rules 13.a though 13.l do not apply to voting for Cabinet Directors and Ministry internal rules,
nor do they apply to Ten Executives votes for full and Deputy Cabinet Ministers.

_14__ General Counting, Balloting and Eballoting Guidelines for International Parliament Elections

_15__ RANKED VOTING ONLY: All voting and vote counting shall be in the form of ranked paper ballots only (and eballots when practical and verifiable). Consecutive numbers beginning with the #s 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. etc. must always be used when marking on (e)ballot of all alternative decisions or names. Deviation from this guideline will disqualify the ballot, and the ballot will be marked spoiled.

_16__ Pure proportional representation (PR) will be used.

_17__ THE SAINTE-LAGUE PARLIAMENT SYSTEM, Hagenbach-Bischoff method, under ranked choice voting, for seat allocation in all multi-seat districts:

Divide the election's total number of votes by the number of seats. This is the 1st quota.

Divide this quota into each candidate's votes, and round off to the nearest whole number. That's that candidate's seat allocation.

If, due to rounding, this awards a number of seats different from the desired number of seats, then adjust the quota slightly up or down, till, when paragraph two is carried out, it will award all seats.

_18__ Any resident of earth, nominee and/or proxy may observe the counting of the ballots. Volunteer counters will conduct the vote counting.

_19__ Choices marked on "eballots" are posted for public view and are not bound by confidentiality under the behavior of officers of the Parliament.

_20__ EBALLOTS are ballots cast via email and must be emailed to vvc "at" allpartysystem "dot" org, a private email address used by the secretary and observers for receiving such eballots. No reply email will be sent to voters who cast eballots other than a verification message, unless the voter indicates that he/she wishes to be self appointed to the www.international-parliament.org site or when a question regarding verification or validation is raised by a volunteer vote counter.

_21__ Volunteer vote counters may be added to the exploder email address vvc "at" allpartysystem "dot" org as a subscriber by sending the message "subscribe" to vvc "at" allpartysystem "dot" org.

_22__ Telephone voting is permissible, acceptable and verification and validations will be provided when requested.

_23__ Elections of rules shall be perpetual and the simple majority vote, by elected MIPs who vote on rules, passes rules.

_24__ BALLOTS AND EBALLOTS: All world residents are eligible to vote in International Parliament Elections 365 days year.

_25__ There will be five hundred members of International Parliament (MIPs) who are elected members self appointed/self nominated for free under ranked choice voting as one 500-member at-large district to be known as "MIPs" and five hundred members who are donors, ranked in order of donation level and are to be known as one 500-member at-large district to be known as "Senator" MIPs.

_26__ THE PARTY LEADER within the International Parliament is a label for the highest ranked name categorized under each party. Party leaders are responsible for the distribution of all ballots and rules to the members of their party/category and lists.

_27__ Such ballots may be retype set or altered to specifically identify their select nominees' correct name and party affiliation. All ballots released to public used by the International Parliament's elected secretaries shall count as a legitimate ballot and shall be presumed to represent the correct and most current candidate name information.

_27__ BALLOT: ORDER OF NOMINEES of all names in the parliament elections and subsidiary parliament elections will be determined by the results caused by the voters' ranking of the nominees on the previous election's ballots. This is known as the correct consecutive order of nominee. Appointments and self-appointments will be listed chronologically.

_29__ NOMINEE ACCEPTANCE AND WRITE-INS: Only names who formally ACCEPT the nomination of their name, self write-in names and those currently already elected will qualify for the ballot/eballot for the International Parliament. There will be a cap at 500 names for the ballot/eballot for the free elections of MIPs.

_30__ A verifiable name and contact information must be provided in order to qualify as a nominee for the (e)ballot.

_31__ The final order of the parties/categories on the final prepared ballot will be determined by the nominees' party name/category and the parties/categories and will be listed on the ballot in alphabetical order.

_32__ TIES: Ties will be broken by holding a runoff election only when called by one of the two secretaries. In all other cases, all the names/items in a tie will be included in the results and will be in a new "tied" category, even if the size of the assembly or agenda list must be expanded beyond normal size set forth by these rules.

_33__ ONLY ONE SINGLE PARLIAMENTARY BALLOT, IS PERMITTED TO BE MARKED BY EACH WORLD RESIDENT: All living world citizens may vote one time and only one time. In cases where a second ballot (or more) is cast, only the latter of the ballots will be counted, the former will be marked spoiled, deleted and regarded disqualified.


Once the top-ranked Senator seats are assigned based on ranking of donation
level, then lower-ranked donors "spill over" into the "Senator MPs"
section of the subsidiary Republic of Earth, the country from which the donor originated.

The Senator's donation will be recorded and should the Senator ever wish to
"stand down", then the donation amount will be not be refunded.

The numbers of seats for Senators shall never be more than the number
of free elected members of International Parliament (MIPs).

The Senators may vote on Senate guidelines and decisions from time to time
but there is no requirement for such votes which are voluntary only. These
compilation of votes will be conducted only by the Senators themselves.

DONOR PERMANENCE. Should a MIP who had been elected to a free seat,
then be unelected and their name is no longer an elected free member, then
their name will be automatically reinstated as a Senator, BoD, committee member
and/or the same particular seat title in any subsidiary Republic of Earth,
if their donation remained on the International Parliament's records.

All Senators shall have access to all financial records for the
International Parliament. More detailed information which isn't available
on the Treasury Ministry's web page will be made available within 90 days
to Senators when a request is made in writing to the Treasury Minister.

All payments are to be in US dollars only unless pre-approval is
obtained from the Treasury Ministry.

35. Once the donation/contribution is received, the donor's funds will be deposited into a bank account which is controlled by Treasury Minister, the President and the Vice President of the International Parliament.

36. Senators: All donors who contribute money to the international political entity known as the International Parliament (IP) at the minimum donation amount of $20., will promptly and automatically become known as "Senator" once the donation has been correctly registered with the Treasury Minister and/or is received by the appropriate clerk. The Senators will be grouped into five donor-level groups.

Senators are not elected during regular election cycles of the parliament's elections but they do receive all of the same voting rights plus special donor privileges which apply to the donation level of which the donor has achieved. The total donation amount will apply as both an annual sum or a total of multiple years. The annual sum is primarily for convention services and the sum from multiple years has a secondary purpose which can apply to different purposes other than the annual convention services.


LEVEL FIVE. Services provided for a $20. to $29.99 donation (level five)
LEVEL FOUR. Services provided for a $30. to $59.99 donation (level four)
LEVEL THREE. Services provided for a $60.00 to $149.99 donation (level three)
LEVEL TWO. Services provided for a $150. to $599.99 donation (level two)
LEVEL ONE. Services provided for a $600. and more donation (level one)
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38. LEVEL FIVE. Services provided for a $20. to $29.99 donation:

In Level Five, the Senator's name will listed as Senator on the IP's
home page but no additional services provided. All donations of less than $20.
made before 11/14/2015 will retroactively be grouped in Level Five.
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39. LEVEL FOUR. Services provided for a $30. to $59.99 donation:

The Level Four Senators who donate $30. or more a year, paid before July 1st
of that year, receive an bi-annual email invitation to the International Parliament's
annual and/or bi-annual picnic/convention(s).
Payments received after July 1st have the convention services applied to the following year.

The same benefits and requirements for Level Five Senators also apply.
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40. LEVEL THREE. Services provided for a $60.00 to $149.99 donation:

Level Three Senators who donate $60.00 or more, paid before July 1st of that year receive an
annual or bi-annual postal (paper copy), and email copy, of an invitation to picnic/convention.
Payments received after July 1st have the convention services applied to the following year.

They also receive a special certificate and ID acknowledging the one-year term for Senator which
becomes effective on receipt of the donation and the term begins on January 1st and ends on
December 31st of that year which donation is paid.

The same benefits and requirements for Level Five Senators also apply.
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41. LEVEL TWO. Services provided for a $150. to $599.99 donation:

Level Two Senators who donate $150.00 or more, paid before July 1st of that year receive an
annual or bi-annual postal (paper copy), and email copy, of an invitation to picnic/convention for
two consecutive years.
Payments received after July 1st have the convention services applied to both the following year
and the next year too.

They also receive a special certificate and ID acknowledging the one-year term for Senator which
becomes effective on receipt of the donation and the term begins on January 1st and ends on
July 5th of the following year which donation is paid.

The same benefits and requirements for Level Five Senators also apply.
In addition, they also receive coaching on electing names for Cabinet Ministers and/or
Executives, of whom their name may be one, via email and facebook messaging,
during the one year for each year that the $150. payment applies.
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42. LEVEL ONE. Services provided for a $600. and more donation (level one):

Senators who donate $600., paid before July 1st of that year,
will be receive all of the above, plus they are shipped on January 1st following:
-- An authenticated letter of declaration for the Senator
being elected on a high quality letter as a certificate with water marked
certification and signature from the Vote Counting Minister to be shipped before
the first January 1st following their sign up, donation payment and after address is provided.

Plus, Level One Senators Also Receive the Following Benefits:
-- They are guaranteed five-year term.
-- They are shipped an International Parliament certified Identification (ID) card before
the first January 1st following their sign up, donation payment and after address is provided.
-- They are shipped "Eballot #1" (for electing guidelines) to be shipped before
the first January 1st following their sign up, donation payment and after address is provided.
-- They are shipped "Eballot #2" (for electing free MIPs) to be shipped before
the first January 1st following their sign up, donation payment and after address is provided.
-- They are shipped "Eballot #3" (for electing the Ten Executives in a "vote of confidence")
to be shipped before the first January 1st following their sign up, donation payment and
after address is provided.
-- They receive coaching on electing names for Cabinet Ministers and/or
Executives of whom their name may be one via telephone, email and facebook messaging
and efforts to have these completed in languages other than English will be undertaken
during their five-year term.
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43. Upon approval of these bylaws, all Senators' current donation levels
shall be applied to their previous fee levels retroactively and they receive all
the benefits under the same five fee Levels regardless of donation payment level.

44. Paper Share/stock Certificates

From 11/14/2015 forward, all Senators who donate $20. or more are entitled to
purchase a voting share from the company as an option.

The All Party System Co. manages finances and all things to do with money
in the International Parliament. There will be a transaction fee for
all share transactions (buying and selling) of $10. for purchase of
the All Party System Co.'s voting shares. One of the two restrictions
listed below must be met.

45. Paper Share/stock Certificates Restrictions

No share certificates can be purchased by applying Senator donation
unless one of these two restrictions are met: directors of All Party System Co. and they agree to
provide a completed biography form.
2) The Senator must be an accredited investor with
personal worth of one million dollars or more.

--All Senators receive a voting share certificate from the
International Parliament's All Party System Co. which is only
applicable as an option by the USA Bureau (S.E.C. CIK# 0001592929),
after the donation and fee is received, the restrictions are met and
the agreement forms are signed.

The certificate is to be mailed within 30 days of receipt of the donation,
the transaction fee and the three forms are be signed by the Senator.

Buyers/holders/voters of common voting stocks must specify whether they wish
to be categorized under one of three categories:
a) Annual "Cost-free-voter" via e-ballot
b) Annual "Paper Ballot Voter" registered as a voter using paper ballots
(Item b is not available for Level Four and Level Five Senators)
c) Designation as "Non-voter" (no paper ballot nor eballot will to be
provided by the All Party System Co. to non-voters.)
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46. "Voting Stoppage"

Whenever a financial crisis occurs where the costs for paying basic maintenance of the International Parliament are not being met, including the costs of domain hosting, web design and obligations to all of the Senators, then the Treasury and/or Vote Counting Ministry can place end to all introductions of free membership sign ups of Members of International Parliament (MIPs) and other free services provided by the Vote Counting Ministry and this ending will be known as a "voting stoppage".

This bylaw item can also affect the internal Cabinet voting by Ministers, but it will not
include/affect "votes of confidence" by the MIPs, voting by Senators current in dues and the
voting for election of Cabinet Ministers (parliamentary go-ahead) by the Ten Executives.

The voting stoppage will terminate either upon
the recommendation/consensus to end it by both the Treasury and Vote Counting Ministries,
or once the numbers of Senators reaches the same number of free MIPs within
the general International Parliament's assembly membership.

47. Diplomatic Passports

Some ministers and deputies will be traveling a lot abroad. At the airports
and borders a diplomatic passport would make sense. Even for the professional
legitimacy to foreign politicians.

48. ID Cards

49. For activities within the country an ID card is sufficient. However, a
professionally designed plastic card should be used here. Since the
International Parliament nevertheless plays an important role in the
world standard, you should already pay attention to a professional public image.

50. The International Parliament will not ever hold any election in a single-
winner district where a single-winner decision or name is elected.

51. Ballot Preparation

52. SPACE FOR THREE OR MORE WRITE-IN choices must be provided on each
and every ballot, in all elections.

53. CATEGORIZATION AND PARTY NAMES The first and most important
criterion in determining the nominee's party/category is the
nominee's most recently requested or declared party/category in
Parliament matters. The second most important criterion in
determining the nominee's party/category is determined by the
nominee's state's records, as written by the member while
registering to vote. Appointed members may be categorized with any
party/category that they wish, and the party/category of all
members is considered to be the true one. Elected members
may decide to change or switch their party/categorization at any time
by proclamation. Members automatically qualify for the ballot
in the next election cycle under the party/category of
their choice.

54. First and last names are preferred, however all names nominated will be permitted on the ballot as well as the party/category of the nominee. If party/category is not known, the label "[Info. Not Avail.]" will be used. A nominee's name (and thus identity) may appear on the ballot only once, so fusion voting is not allowed.

55. RESIGNATIONS. When any elected member, executive or minister,
stands down, resigns, retires, or dies - the name is deleted. Then
the next highest ranked name is automatically elected to the
seat in their stead.

56. When a candidate who has chosen to stand down but then wishes to
return to the position which they had departed, then they must first
be re-affirmed by all the voters who had previously cast a vote for them.


58. ELECTIONS. Once elected, all new Members of International Parliament
(MIPs) may change their vote as a "vote of confidence" for the ten
executives into perpetuity.

59. THE VOICE of the International Parliament will be the ten executives.

60. Each of the elected ten executives may pick a seat title once elected.

61. The ten executives elect up to sixty full Cabinet Ministers and sixty
Deputy Cabinet Ministers using the "parliamentary go-ahead.

62. The International Parliament's ten executives agree to rank all names
nominated by each of the other nine executives, thus guaranteeing that each
of the ten executives elects 1/10th of the 60 cabinet ministers and this
is known as the "parliamentary go-ahead".

63. THE TEN EXECUTIVES recruit as many
people as possible who will work in the Cabinet to run the efforts,
elects the planks on the platform and run the parliament's efforts free from
political conflict or bias. The executives do not control who
gets elected to the general assembly.

64. The ten executives of the International Parliament (IP) will
serve as "Founding Executives" on the unity business entity
named "All Party System Co., International Bureau", which is established
in order to report all unifying news, business, financial matters,
vote counting and results of vote counting of the IP to the public
and to serve as a store for generating sales of products and services..


_66__ MINISTRY: A simple majority vote by at least six of the ten executives establishes the parliamentary go-ahead and will elect new Ministers, even without the parliamentary go-ahead.

_67__ MINISTRY DIRECTORS: Ministries may elect up to fifty Directors and any number of resolutions, agenda items, guidelines and administrators. The fifty Directors must be elected in one at-large district and their titles as "Directors" may be any title, for example each director may pick their own title too.

_68__ MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION MINISTRY: Appeals of a name's removal action may be taken to the Mediation and Conciliation Service Minister where rules for such appeals will be written, voted upon and approved.
Should any financial compensation be asked for or awarded after an appeal had been heard and a ruling had been finalized by the International national Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Minister which is charged with recommending such financial compensation, then the case can be taken to the All Party System Co.'s International Bureau's Ethics & Grievances Committee of Four where a determination of the exact amount can be made and executed.

_69__ United Coalition

_70__ Declare that all of the elected and appointed members of the International Parliament, all countries' national parliaments, all subsidiary super-state, mini-state and county micro-state parliaments, to be members of a national and international "Unity Coalition" or "United Coalition" effective November 5th, 2014.

_71__ The International Parliament's subsidiary Republic "Unity Coalition" elections shall be in two phases; one before the country's primaries and one after the country's primaries. That way, a strong emphasis can be placed on official state-recognized ballot-qualified and write-in candidates both before the primaries and after the primaries, and the dates are customized for each of the country's official primaries.


_73__ Conduct an international Direct Democracy (DD) election which will elect planks to a "Unity Platform".

_74__ The promotion of the Unity Coalition's "Unity Platform" can used used as an example of teamwork. The team can be promoted as being dynamic so that every item is up for a continual "vote of confidence" by all the members, all the time. That way, the recruitment of new members can take place in order to collect more votes for improving the planks on the Unity Platform.

_75__ PLANKS OF THE PLATFORM: The ten elected executives shall elect the UNITY PLATFORM with a series of "planks" from all the items they pick and rank from the DD election.

_76__ Guideline of Priority and Procedure

_77__ GENERAL PROVISIONS: Guideline of Priority and Procedure. The GUIDELINES contained on this web page shall be the official first GUIDELINES of procedure for the International Parliament and will be used for all transactions of business once ratified by a majority of the Members of Parliament (MPs). These GUIDELINES will take precedence over any other set of GUIDELINES.

_78__ GUIDELINE CHANGES: The Executive Committee reserves the right to make changes in these GUIDELINES by 6/10th vote and to present these changes to the delegates/members at any time. All changes should accommodate the desires or complaints of the MPs or staff so as to improve the conduct of business online and offline.

_79__ EXECUTIVES: The Executives of the International Parliament may select or approve persons to serve as Chairpersons, Legal Counsels, and Secretaries for each committee and any other position to help conduct the business.

_80__ CHAIR PERSON: Absence of Chairperson. If the Chair should find it necessary to be absent during any part of a committee meeting, he/she shall designate an individual (preferably the Legal Counsel) to assume his/her duties with the same authority.
General Authority of the Chairperson. In addition to exercising such authority conferred upon the Chair elsewhere in these GUIDELINES, the Chair shall declare the opening and closing of each session of the committee, direct its discussions, ensure observance of these GUIDELINES, accord the right to speak, put questions to a vote, and announce decisions of the committee.

_81__ Statements by the Executives. The ten elected Executives, or any person designated by the ten elected Executives, may at any time make oral or written statements to a committee.

_82__ MEMBERS: Number of Accredited Delegates. The number of delegates allowed on any delegation of the Parliament shall be limited to MIPs and Donor MIPs only.

_83__ DIPLOMATIC COURTESY: All delegates MUST accord all other delegates diplomatic courtesy at all times. Any delegate or visitor who, after being advised by the Chair, persists in an obvious attempt to divert the meeting from its intended purpose, or who otherwise attempts to disrupt the proceedings, shall be subject to disciplinary action and expulsion by the Chairperson.

_84__ AGENDA

_85__ AGENDA Selection of Agenda Items. Agenda items shall be selected by the Executive Committee. Once selected, these items are fixed for the duration of the conference and no other items will be discussed.

_86__ ORDER OF CONSIDERATION OF AGENDA ITEMS: Agenda items will be considered in the order in which they appear in the agenda eballot, unless that order is altered by a majority of the Committee.
The first set of agenda items approved by the majority (6 of ten minimum) will be known as "RESOLUTION NUMBER 2".
As new Executives are elected, the incoming executives will be asked to approve (or decline) all previous RESOLUTIONS and should the number of approving executives falls below a 6/10ths majority of Executives then the RESOLUTION is considered unelected, invalid and withdrawn. Only resolutions that retain a majority support of the Ten Executives can be considered approved.
New executives have 60 days following the election of their name to approve all RESOLUTIONS beginning with RESOLUTION NUMBER 2, 3, 4, etc. and RESOLUTION NUMBER 1 is not affected by incoming and outgoing executives because the majority coalition electing RESOLUTION NUMBER 1 consists of MIPs of whom Executives may be one.

_87__ PRIOR APPROVED RESOLUTIONS: Order of Consideration of Prior-Approved Resolutions. Prior-approved resolutions are resolutions that were received by the specified deadline and were deemed appropriate by the staff. They will receive priority over other resolutions. The order of appearance of resolutions before the Committee is determined by the date in which they were received, and is listed under the appropriate committee topic in that order in the resolution book by the Secretary. When the Chair opens debate on any agenda item, any delegate may move for consideration of an approved resolution on the agenda item that has been submitted to the chair with signatories of 1/8 of the delegations present. If the motion is seconded, the Chair will direct the committee to an immediate vote without debate on the motion, a majority being required for consideration. If no resolution receives a majority vote in favor of consideration, the Committee will automatically have before it for consideration the first resolution in the resolution book under that agenda item that has been received by the chair with the appropriate number of signatories.

_88__ CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL: Resolutions that were not received by the specified deadline may still be considered, but not until 1/2 of the prior approved resolutions on the agenda item have been considered. For a resolution without prior approval to be considered, it must relate to the committee topic currently being debated, be submitted to the chair with signatories of 1/8 of the delegations present, and the delegate must supply enough copies of the resolution for each delegation present. Once these conditions have been met, any delegate may move for consideration of the resolution. If the motion is seconded, the chair will direct the committee to an immediate vote without debate on the motion, a majority being required for consideration.

_89__ SUBSTANTIVE PROPOSALS: Delegates will receive selected resolutions for consideration no later than at the time of the conference registration. The delegates must submit resolutions in the proper form by the deadline set by the Executive Committee.

_90__ Reporting Resolutions to the Parliament. The Chair of each committee shall report resolutions passed by that committee to the Parliament for its consideration. If a committee fails to approve a resolution on an agenda item, it shall submit a "Declaration of No Report" on that agenda item. That topic area will not be considered by the Parliament.

_91__ Amendments. All amendments to resolutions must be signed by one sponsoring delegation and at least one other seconding delegation; they must be submitted on an official amendment form for approval by the Legal Counsel and must be labeled with an identifying number by the Secretary. Secondary amendments and amendments by substitution are not acceptable. Obvious typographical efforts will be brought to the Committee's attention and collected by the Chair with no vote required. To move an amendment to the floor, recognition by the Chair and introduction of the amendment will suffice; no vote shall be required. Once an amendment has been brought to the floor, the Committee shall consider only the amendments and not the Resolutions until final action on the amendment has been taken (except to the extent that the amendment pertains to the Resolution).

_92__ Definition of Amendment and Voting on Amendments. An amendment is a motion that adds to, deletes from, or revises any part of a resolution. A series of alterations proposed by a single delegation to the same resolution shall be considered as a single amendment unless a motion is made to divide it.

_93__ Closure of Debate. A delegate may move to close debate at any time on any matter. Such a motion closes all substantive debate on the matters before the body at that time, except when such a motion would interrupt a speaker. Two delegates may speak against closure, and the motion will then be put to a vote. During debate on an amendment, a delegate may move for closure of debate on the resolution. If closure passes, then the amendment shall be voted on first followed by the resolution.

_94__ Move a Resolution to the Floor. Used to bring an approved resolution to the floor, this motion may not interrupt a speaker and is not debatable. No second is required.

_95__ DEBATE AND SPEECH GUIDELINES: Speeches. No delegate may address the committee without having previously obtained the permission of the Chair. The Chair shall call upon speakers in the order in which they signify their desire to speak. Delegates may not interrupt a speaker except on a point of order or point of personal privilege. Abusing these rights may be considered violations of diplomatic courtesy, and can result in disciplinary action taken by the chair. Motions should be made at the conclusion of the speaker's remarks; by making a motion, the speaker yields the floor.

_96__ Time Limit on Debate. The committee or the Chair may limit or extend the time allotted to each speaker and the number of times each delegate may speak on a proposal. There may be one speaker in favor and one opposed to the limitation/extension.

_97__ Right of Reply. During debate, the Chair may accord the right of reply to any delegate if a speech by another delegate contains unusual or extraordinary language clearly insulting to personal or national dignity. The decision granting a right of reply may not be appealed. Requests for a right of reply shall be in writing to the Chair. The Chair will limit the time for the reply. There shall be no reply to a reply.


Point of Order. If, during the discussion of any matter, a delegate believes that the committee is proceeding in a manner contrary to these GUIDELINES, he or she may rise to a point of order. The delegate so rising will be immediately recognized by the Chair and the point ruled upon. A delegate rising to a point of order may not speak on the substance of any matter under discussion.

Point of Personal Privilege. If a delegate wishes to raise a question or make a request relating to the organization of the meeting, personal comfort, or the conduct of fellow delegates or staff, he/she may rise to a point of personal privilege. When a delegate rises on privilege, the Chair shall take such action as is necessary.

Point of Parliamentary Inquiry. A point of parliamentary inquiry is directed to the Chair for information or guidance on procedure. This point may not interrupt the speaker. It is a question and does not require seconding or allow for debate. Replies by the Chair are not appealable.

Point of Information. If a delegate wishes to obtain a clarification of procedure or a statement of the matter before the committee, the delegate may address a point of information to the Chair. During debate, if a delegate wishes to ask a question of the speaker, a request to question the speaker may be made in the form of a point of information directed to the Chair after the speaker consents to be questioned, all questions and replies are made through the Chair. Delegates shall not interrupt a speaker on a point of information.


The motions as indicated in the Short Form of Points and Motions have precedence, in the order given, over all other proposals or motions before the committee.

Adjournment of Debate. During the discussion of any matter, a delegate may move the adjournment of debate on that matter. One delegate may speak in favor of the motion and one opposed. The motion shall then be put to an immediate vote. Adjournment of debate on a resolution or amendment has the effect of tabling that item and moves the committee on to the next order of business. See also 8.9 on Reconsideration.

Closure of Debate. A delegate may move to close debate at any time on any matter. Such a motion closes all substantive debate on the matters before the body at that time, except when such a motion would interrupt a speaker. Two delegates may speak against closure, and the motion will then be put to a vote. During debate on an amendment, a delegate may move for closure of debate on the resolution. if closure passes, then the amendment shall be voted on first followed by the resolution.

Move a Resolution to the Floor. Used to bring an approved resolution to the floor, this motion may not interrupt a speaker and is not debatable. No second is required.

Suspension of the Meeting. During the discussion of any matter, a delegate may move to suspend the meeting. Suspending a meeting recesses it until the time specified in the motion; the Chair may request the mover to modify the time. When the committee reconvenes it will continue with its business from the point at which suspension was moved.

Adjournment of the Meeting. The motion of adjournment means that all business of the committee has been completed, and that the committee win not reconvene until the next Annual Session. The Chair may refuse to recognize a motion to adjourn the meeting if the Committee still has business before it. A motion to adjourn is not debatable, and will be put to an immediate vote.

Decisions of Competence. Any motion calling for a decision on the competence of the Committee to discuss or adopt a proposal shall be put to a vote before the vote is taken on the proposal in question. If a Committee decides it is not competent to discuss or vote on an amendment or resolution, the effect is the same as adjourning debate on the matter. See also 8.9 on Reconsideration.

Withdrawal of Motions. A motion may be withdrawn by its proposer at any time before voting on it has begun, provided the motion has not been amended. A withdrawn motion may be reintroduced by any other delegation.

Reconsideration of Proposals. When a proposal has been adopted, or rejected through a vote of adjournment or "no competence", it may be reconsidered at the same session by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting. The motion to reconsider must be made by a delegation which originally voted on the prevailing side of the proposal; thus, reconsideration may be moved only on the proposals voted on by roll-call.

Division of the Question. A motion to divide the question, proposing that parts of an amendment or resolution be voted on separately, is in order at any time prior to commencement of voting on the amendment or resolution. Motions to divide shall apply only to operative clauses. Permission to speak on the motion shall be granted to one speaker in favor and one opposed, after which there shall be an immediate vote. The first motion for division to receive a majority vote shall become the final manner in which the proposal is presented. Those parts of the proposal which are approved shall be put to a vote as a whole. If all operative clauses of a proposal have been rejected, the proposal as a whole has been rejected.

Dilatory Motions. The Chair may rule as dilatory, and therefore out of order, any motion repeating or closely approximating a substantive measure on which the committee has already rendered an opinion. Such rulings can not be appealed.

Appealing a Decision of the Chair. Rulings of the chair can be appealed unless otherwise specified in these GUIDELINES. Appeals can be debated by one speaker in favor and one opposed.

_100__ MOTIONS are actions which trigger activity in the California Super-state Parliament (Editing guideline #s once approved).

_101__ : Motions : Interrupt Speaker? : Second Required? : Debatable? : Vote Required?
a : Adjourn : no : yes : no : Simple Majority
b : Recess : no : yes : no : Simply Majority
c : Consideration of a Topic Area : no : yes : yes : Simple Majority
d : Closure of Debate : no : yes : yes : Simple Majority
e : Move a Resolution to the Floor : no : yes : no : None
f : Limit/Extend Debate : no : yes : yes : Simple Majority
g : Division of the Questions : no : yes : yes : Simple Majority
h : Decision of Competence : no : yes : yes : Simple Majority
i : Table : no : yes : yes : Simple Majority
j : Reconsideration : no : yes : yes : Two-thirds Majority
k : Appeal the Decision of the Chair : yes (by point of order only) : yes : yes : Simple Majority
l : Point of Order : yes : no : no : None
m : Point of Privilege : no : no : no : Ruling of the Chair
n : Point of Parliamentary Inquiry : no : no : no : None
m : Point of Information : no : no : no : None

_102__ VOTING METHODS AND RIGHTS: Each member delegation shall have one vote in each Committee in which it is represented. No delegate may cast a vote on behalf of another member.

_103__ Simple Majority. Unless otherwise specified in these GUIDELINES, decisions in the Committee shall be made by a majority vote of those members present and voting. The phrase "MSPs present and voting" refers to members casting ranked choice votes. Members which cast a final abstention are not voting. If a vote is equally divided between two sums of the same value, the motion fails.

_104__ Method of Voting. The Committee shall use ranked choice voting (RCV). The Chair, however, may grant a request for a roll-call vote; the decision to grant such a request is not appealable. All final votes on resolutions shall be taken by roll-call; the roll shall be called in English alphabetical order beginning with a person selected at random by the Secretary. Delegates shall reply "#1," or "abstain," or "abstain from the order of voting." A member may abstain from the order of voting once during the roll-call; a second abstention from the order of voting will be recorded as an abstention. Rights of explanation are permitted on roll-call votes and may be limited in time by the Chair. At the end of roll-call, but before rights of explanation and the subsequent announcement of the vote, the Secretary will ask for changes of vote. A delegation may not change from "0" to "#1", or "#1 with right of explanation" or from "0" to "0 with right of explanation." Those abstaining may be accorded rights of explanation. The result of the vote shall be inserted into the Committee record.

_105__ ONLINE VOTING: The International Parliament will conduct elections using online voting and all votes will be posted where they can be easily viewed by the public with the information as to who had cast the vote.

_106__ Conduct during Voting. Immediately prior to a vote, the Chair shall describe to the Committee the proposal to be voted on, and shall explain the consequence of a 1 or 0 vote. Voting shall begin upon the chair's declaration and shall end when the results of the vote are announced. Once voting has begun, no delegate shall interrupt the voting except on a point of order or information concerning the actual conduct of the vote, or on a point of personal privilege.

_107__ Supplemental GUIDELINES

_108__ PREAMBULAR PHRASES provide background information and establish proper context for reading and interpreting the resolution.
Preambular clauses may:
Justify proposed action,
Cite historical precedents,
Refer to previously adopted documents,
Refer to factual situations, past or current,
Make altruistic appeals,
Expressing its Appreciation,
Keeping in mind,
Alarmed by,
Expressing its Satisfaction,
Noting with regret,
Fully aware,
Noting with satisfaction,
Aware of,
Fully alarmed,
Noting with deep concern,
Fully believing,
Noting with approval,
Bearing in mind,
Further deploring,
Noting further,
Further recalling,
Guided by,
Deeply concerned,
Having adopted,
Deeply convinced,
Having considered,
Deeply disturbed,
Having devoted attention,
Deeply regretting,
Having examined,
Having heard,
Having received,
Taking into Account,
Having studied,
Taking into Consideration,
Impressed by,
Taking note,
Viewing with appreciation,

_109__ OPERATIVE CLAUSES are set out to achieve the committee's main policy goals on the topic.
Each operative clause begins with a number and ends with a semicolon (the final clause ends with a period).
Operative clauses should be organized in a logical progression, and each clause should contain a single idea or policy proposal.
Keep in mind that all resolutions except those passed by the simple majority of the executive are non-binding.
As a rule of thumb, good resolutions usually have an equal number or more operative phrases than preambulatory phrases.
Accepts, Expresses its hope, Affirms, Further invites, Approves, Further resolves, Authorizes, Further requests, Calls, Have resolved, Calls upon, Implores, Condemns, Notes, Congratulates, Proclaims, Confirms, Reaffirms, Considers, Recommends, Declares accordingly, Reminds, Deplores, Regrets, Designates, Requests, Draws the attention, Solemnly affirms, Emphasizes, Strongly, Condemns, Encourages, Supports, Endorses, Takes note of, Establishes, Transmits, Expresses its appreciation, Urges


_111__ January 1st is the best day of the year for new countries to start an election schedules and December 31st is the best day to end activities.

_112__ PERMANENCE. These Rules, intent, purpose and function, will not change once approved by majority vote by the elected members, or MIPs, of the International Parliament.

_113__ Contact the International Parliament via telephone (831) 383-1409 or the web site at http://www.usparliament.org for obtaining more information.

_114__ We form a global union, open to all people, and a constitution drafted for ratification by this body which shall outline and define the provisions of this resolution, that This union shall be governed by a world parliament.

_115__ Voting blocks (communities, bands, tribes, federations) need no longer be limited to geographical areas. People are now able to connect with like-minded 'others' from around the planet (and beyond).


_117__ NO PERSON MAY BE CENSORED, and no limits may be placed on free speech by/of any other person or nominee, including US Parliament's elected members and staff, at any time except when applying guidelines to party/category labels/names and parts of this rule which regulate antagonists.

_118__ NO HATE WORDS AS PARTY/CATEGORY NAME: Party/category's labels/names may not be used in such a way that slanders or libels names of any person or other party/categories or individuals. Those that refuse to comply by continuing to libel others through their choice of party name will be categorized as members of the Censored Party. Elected members using a name or pseudonym rather than their actual name, which libels, slanders or mimics (such as incorrect spellings), shall have their name censored and instead will be known only as Anonymous.

_119__ Members of any International Parliament entity who antagonize others more than once use through the use of profanity, slander, insulting or offensive vulgar language, harassing or chauvinistic speech, terrorizing threats, including the threats of lawsuits against other members/vote counters or volunteers within the International Parliament or those who use actual physical force or violence, may be permanently or temporarily removed by the full Minister in that Cabinet Ministry, by any of the ten executives of the International Parliament or by the International Parliament's web page maintainer.
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