Lex Vedia centuriata (Nova Roma)
This lex has been REPEALED.
In accordance with paragraph II.E.2. of the Constitution of Nova Roma, the Lex Vedia Centuriata is hereby enacted to instruct the censors in the matter of the division of the voting citizenry of Nova Roma into their respective centuries.
I. The voting citizenry of Nova Roma shall be divided by the censors into 193 centuries. These centuries shall be further divided into five classes, as follows:
- Class I shall have 55 centuries;
- Class II shall have 47 centuries;
- Class III shall have 39 centuries;
- Class IV shall have 30 centuries;
- Class V shall have 22 centuries.
II. The class to which a citizen belongs shall depend on his or her participation in the public affairs of the State. Citizens who have shown a greater commitment to public service shall be rewarded by placement in a higher-ranked class.
A. The censors shall re-calculate the placement of citizens into their respective centuries no later than the last day of November each year, and new citizens shall be entered into their respective centuries as they join.
B. The record of public service of each citizen shall be quantified according to the following rules. (Except for points awarded for term of citizenship, points shall be awarded cumulatively, but shall not carry over from year to year).
Century points will be recalculated for all citizens. Points will be awarded for all relevant events in each citizen's records based upon the values established in this lex.
B.1. MAGISTRATVS ORDINARII If a magistrate only serves part of his term as a suffectus or resigns his/her office while in office, Past Service points will be awarded partially. This will be based on two-month increments rounding down. Current Service points will be awarded for the period remaining, also based on two-month increments rounding down.
Censor: 30 CP 15 CP (past service)
Consul: 30 CP 15 CP (past service)
Praetor and Tribunus Plebis: 20 CP 10 CP (past service)
Aedilis Curulis 14 CP 7 CP (past service)
Aedilis Plebis: 12 CP 6 CP (past service)
Quaestor and Vigintisexvir: 10 CP 5 CP (past service)
B.2. MAGISTRATVS EXTRAORDINARII
Dictator: 30 CP 15 CP (past service)
Interrex: 6 CP 3 CP (past service)
B.3. APPARITORES Citizens may hold more than one position in a magistrate's staff, but get points for the highest one only.
Accensus: 5 CP 2 CP (past service)
Scriba: 5 CP 2 CP (past service)
B.4. PROVINCIAL POSITIONS Citizens may hold more than one provincial position, but get points for the highest one only. The ranks and titles of officials included in each rank are defined by each governor. The LEX VEDIA PROVINCIALIS (now a part of the Constitution) was "enacted to enable governors and the Senate more flexibility in establishing and maintaining the administrative institutions and mechanisms of provinciae." The main idea of this part of this law is also founded on flexibility. No limit is set for each rank of officials, except for the first rank officials.
Governor: 20 CP 10 CP (past service)
1st rank Official (one per provincia): 8 CP 4 CP (past service)
2nd rank Official: 6 CP 3 CP (past service)
3rd rank Official: 4 CP 2 CP (past service)
4th rank Official: 2 CP 1 CP (past service)
Provincial Sacerdos: 14 CP
Pontifex Maximus, Rex/Regina Sacrorum, Flamen Maior, Vestal Maxima: 30 CP
Pontifex, Flamen Minor, Augur, Vestal: 20 CP
Other Sacerdotes: 20 CP
B.6. OTHER POSITIONS
Senator: 20 CP
Pater Patriae: 10 CP
The Senate shall have the authority to issue points for special appointed positions, as well as rewards for special services performed on behalf of the State. Such rewards must be announced at the time of the appointment, and may not be awarded retroactively.
B.7. SODALITATES POSITIONS (officially sanctioned sodalitates only) Citizens may hold more than one sodalitas position, but get points for the highest one only. The positions and titles of officials included in each rank are defined by each Head.
Head of a Sodalitas 10 CP
Person of High Authority: 6 CP
Person of Minor Authority: 3 CP
B.8. ORDINES AND CANDIDATURES
Ordines: Ordo Patricius - 10 CP Ordo Plebeius - 5 CP Ordo Equester - 7 CP, which is in addition to those already awarded for membership in the Patrician or Plebeian orders.
Length of citizenship: Less than 6 months - 2 CP More than 6 months - 5 CP More than 12 months - 10 CP Each year after 1 year - + 10 CP (up to 50)
Unsuccesssfully run for office: 2 CP
It is not possible to accumulate century points by unsuccessfully running for more than one office per year.
C. The Senate shall have the authority to issue points for special appointed positions, as well as rewards for special services performed on behalf of the State. Such rewards must be announced at the time of the appointment, and may not be awarded retroactively.
D. The entire list of citizens shall be divided as evenly as possible into five classes, based on their accumulated points from the above schedule, with those with higher point totals being enrolled in Class I and those with the lowest point totally being enrolled in Class V.
E. Citizens within each class shall be divided as evenly as possible among the centuries in that class.
III. Membership in the centuries shall be a matter of public record, and shall be published annually by the censors no later than the last day of November.
(1). Lex Fabia specified, before its modification of the II.B. provisions:
"In accordance with paragraph II. E. 2. of the Constitution of Nova Roma, the Lex Fabia Centuriata is hereby enacted to instruct the Censors in the matter of the division of the voting citizenry of Nova Roma into their respective centuries. This Lex Fabia replaces the item II. B of the Lex Vedia Centuriata, enacted in 30 Jul. 2752. The Lex Iunia Centuriata, approved in 22 Dec. 2752, is hereby rescinded. The law will take effect on the 1st of January 2757 auc. Item II. B shall be read as follows:"
(2). The initial version of II.B. was:
"The record of public service of each citizen shall be quantified according to the following schedule (except for points awarded for term of citizenship, points shall be awarded cumulatively, but shall not carry over from year to year):
- Points. Awarded for:
- 10 Member of the patrician order
- 7 Member of the equestrian order
- 5 Member of the plebeian order
- 20 Senate service, current
- 20 Senior Magistrate (consul, censor, praetor), current
- 10 Junior Magistrate (aedile, quaestor, tribuni plebis), current
- 5 Vigintisexviri or apparitores, current
- 10 Senior Magistrate, past (each)
- 5 Junior Magistrate, past (each)
- 3 Ran for office unsuccessfully (each)
- 12 Provincial governor, current
- 6 Provincial governor, past (each; does not apply if currently holding same governorship)
- 2 Citizen less than 6 months
- 5 Citizen more than 6 months
- 10 Citizen more than 12 months
- 20 Citizen more than 24 months
- 30 Citizen more than 36 months
- 40 Citizen more than 48 months
- 50 Citizen more than 60 months
- 20 Priest, current
- 10 Special appointed position, current (minimum)
- 5 Special appointed position, past (minimum)
- ? Other (special) "