Lex Iunia de Magistratuum aetate (Nova Roma)

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Approved by Comitia Centuriata
Yes: 44 No: 17 Abs.: 0
a.d. IV Non. Dec. L. Equitio Dec. Iunio cos. MMDCCLII a.u.c.

Lex Iunia de magistratuum aetate was completed by two leges Vediae: a first Vedia de magistratuum aetate (Jan. 2, 2754, appr. by SC Feb. 3, 2754) and a second Vedia de magistratuum aetate secunda (Dec. 2, 2754, appr. by SC Dec. 18, 2754). The text below contains the genuine version of lex Iunia, modified by the contributions of both leges Vediae, whose reference appears before or at the end of the corrected paragraph, inside brackets.

This law shall regulate the minimum age a person may hold specific magistracies.

I. No person may assume the office of censor or consul until (s)he has reached the age of 27.

II. No person may assume the office of praetor or tribune of the plebs until (s)he has reached the age of 25.

III. No person may assume the office of quaestor, aedile, or be appointed to the position of provincial governor, until (s)he has reached the age of 21.

IV. No person shall become vigintisexvir until (s)he has reached the age of 21.

V. This law shall regulate only those people who assume any of the aforementioned offices after January 2, 2000 C.E. Any person holding one of the aforementioned positions at the time of the passage of this law or currently running for one of the regulated positions shall be exempt from its provisions for the remainder of his or her current term.

VI. An exemption to this law may be granted to a person by the approval of both censors and a senatus consultum approved by a two thirds majority vote. Such an exemption must be sought prior to the official start of the election in question, and must be granted in order to participate as a formal candidate in the election process. A failure to act on the question of an exemption shall not constitute a tacit approval of the exemption. (Vedia de magistratuum aetate, Jan. 2, 2754)

(Vedia de magistratuum aetate secunda, Dec. 2, 2754) :

VI.A. Citizens who wish to run for office must present the Consuls with their petition for exemption to the age restriction.

VI.A.1. In the case of the annual December magisterial elections, such petitions must be presented to the Consuls no later than the 31st of October.

VI.A.2. In the case of mid-year elections, such petitions must be presented to the Consuls as soon as possible, but the presentation of such petitions shall not be regarded as sufficient reason to postpone replacement elections more than thirty days as required by the Constitution, and the right of underage cives to run for office shall not override the Constitutional requirement to fill vacant magistracies in a timely manner.

VI.B. The petition will include the following information: a. Full Roman name b. Length of Citizenship c. Prior experience within Nova Roma d. The office for which they intend to run

VI.C. The Consuls shall present the petition to the Senate for a vote in such manner as to allow due consideration of the petition.

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