Rogatio Minia de eiuratione civitatis officiorumque (Nova Roma)
This rogatio was REJECTED.
The comitia plebis tributa have adopted by XX votes against YY with WW abstentions the following text.
Tribune P. Minius Albucius, as presiding magistrate, promulgates the law in the following terms:
In view of the Constitution of Nova Roma, specifically its paragraph II.A.4 ;
In view of the Cornelian Marian law on the resignation of citizenship (lex Cornelia Maria de civitate eiuranda) of May 20, 2001, specifically its first and second paragraphs ;
In view of the need to clarify the conditions of resignation of citizenship and of office in Nova Roma ;
It is disposed :
The first (I) and second (II) paragraphs of the Cornelian Marian law on the resignation of citizenship (lex Cornelia Maria de civitate eiuranda) of May 20, 2001 are replaced by the following ones :
- « I. Resignation of citizenship from Nova Roma, as stated in paragraph II.A.4 of the constitution of Nova Roma, is made either by notification to the censors, or by a message posted to an official Nova Roma e-mail list or electronic message board.
- The information then communicated must make clear, from the citizen willing to resign of her/his novaroman citizenship, her/his clear intent to do it.
- If the citizen specifies a future date from which her / his resignation shall become effective, the following rules will apply :
- A. if this date is more than eight (8) days after the day when the notification is sent, the resignation will be effective from this date specified ;
- B. if this date is fewer than eight (8) days after the day when the notification is sent, the resignation will be effective from the ninth day after the day when the notification is sent, regardless of the date specified.
- If the citizen does not specify a date for her / his resignation, the resignation becomes effective on the ninth day after the day when the notification is sent.
- This eight day period is called, for the purpose of the present law, « the nundinum ».
- The resignation may be published through a message posted either to the e-mail "Main List" of Nova Roma, or to another official e-mail list or electronic message board of Nova Roma.
- A message of resignation posted to the e-mail "Main List" of Nova Roma is considered, because of the large membership of this list, to be communicated to many citizens. Accordingly, the nundinum shall begin immediately from the registered posting date of the resignation message.
- If a message of resignation is posted to another official e-mail list or electronic message board, the nundinum shall begin as soon as the message has been followed, in the chronological list of the messages sent to the list or board in question, by at least three messages posted by three different citizens.
- A resignation communicated verbally or in writing to the censors must be published by them on the "Main List" of Nova Roma no more than 18 hours after they received it. In doing so, the censors shall also state the date and hour when they received the resignation, and the nundinum shall begin from this date and hour.
- In the present law :
- - "date" and "day" mean the calendar date of the action in question and its hour, if the hour is known ;
- - periods of time, as for example the nundinum, are to be counted from the date and hour in question.
- « II. The nundinum allows the resigning citizen to withdraw his or her resignation. During it, the resigning citizen keeps all her / his rights of citizenship. When the nundinum ends, the person in question automatically loses her / his citizenship if she / he has not previously withdrawn her / his resignation.
- The citizen in question may, during the nundinum, freely withdraw her / his resignation without penalty, except as defined in the third paragraph of this law. This withdrawal must take the form of a message posted to the e-mail "Main List" of Nova Roma making clear the decision of the citizen to withdraw her / his former resignation. The subject of this message, written in capital letters, must be : "RESIGNATION WITHDRAWAL". A citizen who does not follow these formal rules is considered not to have withdrawn her / his resignation.
- During the nundinum, a citizen who has declared her / his resignation also keeps all her / his duties toward the Res publica. Thus a citizen who holds at that time one or more public office(s), honour(s), or distinction(s) shall retain this (these) and continue to perform her / his duties as normal.
- A citizen who does not perform her / his public duties during the nundinum shall receive, during this period or after its end, if the citizen in question is still in default, an admonition. This admonition shall be issued by edict by her / his magistrate if the citizen is an apparitor, or, in the case of other positions provided for by the constitution of Nova Roma, by one of the censors or, if the citizen in question holds a collegial magistracy (one which she / he holds with at least one other citizen), by one of her / his colleagues.
- A citizen who withdraws her / his resignation as provided by this law but who receives such an admonition must request authorization to resume office. Authorization may only be granted by the agreement of both censors together with all the citizen's colleagues in office.
- If any one of these magistrates does not agree to give authorization, the citizen in question is considered to have resigned her / his office. This authorization must be issued by edict within eight days from the request of the citizen. If no authorization is given within these eight days, the request is considered to have been rejected, and the citizen in question is considered to have resigned her / his office.
- If by the means mentioned in the present law a citizen is considered to have resigned her / his office, an election to fill the vacancy thus created shall be organized as soon as possible by the appropriate magistrates. »
The present law shall be executed as a law of the Republic of Nova Roma.
Issued in Roma, on [month] [day], 2005/2758 a.u.c. during the consulate of Fr. Apulus Caesar and C. Popillius Laenas
The presiding magistrate, P. Minius AlbuciusTribune of the Plebs
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