Senatus consultum ultimum on public morality and honor

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I. This Senatus consultum ultimum is issued by the Senate under the authority granted to it under section V.E of the Constitution of Nova Roma and under the constitutional authority of the Senate as the supreme policy-making authority for Nova Roma.

II. The Senate in recognition of the use of the undefined phrase in section IV.A.1.f of the Nova Roman Constitution, namely " public morality and honor" establishes the following criteria to be used as the the only basis to be used by censors, all other magistrates and officials when considering whether an act(s) and/or communication(s) and/or other behavior and/or any other determination that the censor(s), other magistrates and/or officials apply, mandates the issuance of a nota (any one or more such criteria being present requires that the censors must issue the nota and there is no discretion as to its mandatory issuance):

A. A citizen is subject of an instruction to the censors by Senatus consultum ultimum to issue a nota against that citizen as per the Senatus consultum ultimum on the policy for Competing Organizations and Nova Roman citizens


B. A senator, or a member of the Senate, is removed from the Senate under the terms of the SENATUS CONSULTUM ON CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. A senator, or a member of the Senate, is the subject of an investigation under the terms of section IX.A of the SENATUS CONSULTUM ULTIMUM ON THE POLICY FOR COMPETING ORGANIZATIONS AND NOVA ROMAN CITIZENS


D. A citizen is subject to a Senate reprimand, whether by way of Senatus consultum ultimum or Senatus consultum and the terms of such a reprimand require the censors to issue a nota against the citizen


E. A citizen is subject of a finding of guilt by a praetor under the terms of the Lex Cornelia poenalis and that finding of guilt has been ratified by vote by the Senate and the penalty requires the loss of voting rights

III. Any failure or refusal by a Senator or a member of the Senate, or a magistrate, to discharge a duty required under this Senatus consultum ultimum shall constitute CONTEMPT OF THE SENATE for the purposes of the SENATUS CONSULTUM DE RATIONE SENATUS MMDCCLXV.

IV. In the event of a failure or refusal by one or both censors to issue a nota that is required under the criteria above at section II.A to II.E then the nota is automatically deemed to have been issued notwithstanding such failure or refusal by the censors. If there is only one censor in office, or none, then the nota required under the criteria above at section II.A to II.E is deemed to have been automatically issued notwithstanding the lack of censor(s).

V. A nota issued as a result of a Senatus consultum ultimum or Senatus consultum that contains a condition and/or time period that must be satisfied/fulfilled cannot be removed by the censors, acting in a collegiate manner or solely. Any attempt to so remove such a nota in defiance of the condition and/or time period being satisfied/fulfilled is forbidden, illegal and the removal void of any legal effect and if so removed the nota shall still be deemed active and valid.

VI. Upon enactment of this Senatus consultum ultimum:

A. The only lawful method of subsequently superseding, amending or repealing this Senatus consultum ultimum must be by way of a Senatus consultum ultimum, that must achieve an extraordinary majority before it can be enacted. Any other method or attempt shall be illegal and forbidden. The Princeps senatus may at his/her discretion replace the requirement above for an extraordinary majority with a requirement for a special majority, or a simple majority.

B. No other Senatus consultum ultimum shall be enacted where the proposed content of which conflicts, negates, overrides, limits or otherwise affects in a negative manner the contents and/or purposes of all or any part of this Senatus consultum ultimum, whether directly or indirectly other than by the method at specified at section VI.A of this Senatus consultum ultimum.

VII. This Senatus consultum ultimum shall terminate on the 31st December 2022, unless it shall be terminated earlier under the process described at section VI.A of this Senatus consultum ultimum.

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