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PRIVY COUNCIL


Purpose

The Privy Council provides a means to veto contentious Laws enacted by the Crown. The intention is that a Privy Council will discuss a single Provisional Law and vote to uphold or withdraw the Law. The decision of the Privy Council on a Law is final, and a Privy Council may not be called on a Provisional Law that has already been considered by a previous session of the Privy Council.

Provisional Laws

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

Membership

The members of the Privy Council are the current Monarchs, the Crown Prince and Princess, the Clerks of the Peerages (Knight, Pelican, Laurel), a representative of each of the Baronies, and a representative of the Royal Peers.

Convening

A session of the Privy Council can be convened by a clear majority of its members.

It is the duty of the members to represent the populace of the Kingdom, and to consider convening a meeting in response to input from the populace or when a member suggests that a meeting is needed.

To determine if a meeting should be held, the members of the Council are to be polled. If a clear majority are in favour of a meeting, then notice of a meeting of the Privy Council shall be published in Pegasus.

Procedure for Deliberations

A notice containing the date of the Privy Council meeting, an address for postal votes, and a motion to remove the specified law from the Laws of Lochac must be published in Pegasus and circulated by mail to all the members of the Privy Council one month before the date of the meeting.

The Kingdom Seneschal will have the responsibility of circulating notice of the meeting, distributing ballots, collecting votes (either from attendees or by post) and performing the vote counting. Each member of the council is entitled to one vote.

Votes will contain the name of the member and their vote on the motion. Valid votes are, for, against, abstain. Members who choose not to cast a vote are considered to have abstained. If the number of votes for the motion outnumber those against the motion, the motion is carried.


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