ROYAL ADVISORY COUNCIL


Purpose

The Royal Advisory Council provides advice to the Crown on proposed laws for the Kingdom of Lochac.

Membership

The members of the Royal Advisory Council are the Chancellor for the Exchequer, the principals of the peerage orders, a representative from each mundane state or territory in which there are official groups, the relevant Kingdom level officer and the Seneschal, who acts as a non voting secretary.

Appointment of State Representatives

State or territorial representatives shall be appointed by the Crown, acting with the Seneschal. The term of appointment shall be for 2 years only and no person shall serve more than one term in three in this role.

Provisional Laws

Laws which have been proclaimed (and thus enacted) for less than six months.

 

Convening

The Royal Advisory Council is convened by the Seneschal.

Notice of Deliberations

A notice containing a response date and/or meeting time and place, addresses for mail responses, and a copy of the proposed law must be distributed to all members of the Council at least one month, but no more than six weeks, before the response date. The notice calling a meeting must be given by the Seneschal within two weeks of the decision to call a Royal Advisory council.

Procedure For Deliberations

The Seneschal will have the responsibility of circulating notice of the proposed law, collecting responses and comments (either from attendees or by mail) and performing the vote count. Each member of the council is entitled to one vote.

Procedure For Decision

Votes will contain the name of the member and their opinion on the law. Valid votes are, for or against. Members who choose not to cast a vote are considered to have abstained, which shall be counted as a vote for the proposed change. Where two thirds or more of the Royal Advisory Council are against a proposed law their advice to the Crown shall be to oppose the proposed law. Any other result shall be reported to the Crown as being in favour of the proposed law.

Result of Deliberations

The Seneschal shall report the deliberations of the Royal Advisory Council to the Crown. The Crown will then act on the proposed law taking the advice of the Royal Advisory Council into consideration. .

 

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