Senatus consultum ultimum de interregibus nominandis et de re publica administranda

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Enacted on: a.d. IV Id. Oct. Sex. Lucilio C. Claudio P. Annaeo Q. Catulo tr. mil. cos. pot. ‡ XX ANRC et MMDCCLXX AUC (In the year of the Consular Tribunes Sex. Lucilius, C. Claudius, P. Annaeus and Q. Catulus, 12th October, 20 ANRC / 2770 AUC / 2017 AD)

I. In accordance with, and under the authority of, the lex Cornelia Domitia de re publica constituenda, and in order that republic suffer no harm, the Senate appoints the following citizens, acknowledging their great merits, dignitas, auctoritas and historical role in the founding years of Nova Roma, as interreges for the interregnum ordered and mandated by the law:

A. Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander, for three consecutive terms, between 14 October – 28 October. B. M. Minucius Audens, for three consecutive terms, between 29 October – 12 November. C. A. Tullia Scholastica, for three consecutive terms, between 13 November – 27 November.

II. This senatus consultum ultimum also empowers the Senate to appoint Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander as acting interim rex sacrorum for the necessary rituals of the completed founding of the Nova Roman People. His special interrex appointment shall be made in a separate senatus consultum, with the title “senatus consultum de sacro interregno et de populo Novo Romano rite condendo” and it shall work under the authority of this senatus consultum ultimum.

III. This senatus consultum ultimum suspends the requirement given in the lex Cornelia Domitia that all interreges had to be appointed for the entire interregnum and also suspends the deadline for the appointment of interreges, modifying it to pr. Id. Oct (14 October), and the Senate grants amnesty to the tribuni militum consulari potestate regarding their delay of the implementation of the orders of the People enshrined in the lex Cornelia Domitia.

IV. The pontifices who remained loyal to Nova Roma are hereby empowered to act in the place of the pontifex maximus and to issue temporary rules and procedures for the comitia curiata and for the priestly collegia in case of need.

V. The Senate determines that the government of the tribuni militum consulari potestate shall be reverted to the government of consules for the next year, and consules, praetores, censores and all the other constitutional magistrates shall be elected. The requirements for eligibility and the procedures of elections, comitia sessions and senate sessions shall be determined by the interrex and all points of any law or the Constitution that regulate these things shall be suspended.

VI. All existing edicts of the tribuni militum consulari potestate shall remain in force as long as they are not explicitly rescinded by future presidents of the res publica.

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