Senatus consultum ultimum on the appointment of governors and the process for appointment of subsequent governors
SENATUS CONSULTUM ULTIMUM ON THE APPOINTMENT OF GOVERNORS AND THE PROCESS FOR APPOINTMENT OF SUBSEQUENT GOVERNORS
I. Under the authority of V.C of the Constitution of Nova Roma, this Senatus consultum ultimum removes the following governors of the listed provinces from office:
Gaius Tullius Valerianus Germanicus - America Deserta Gaius Petronius Dexter - Gallia Gaius Petronius Dexter - Germania Gaius Aemilius Crassus - Hispania Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus - Italia Aulus Iulius Paterculus - Nova Britannia Ulterior Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus - Pannonia Sextus Lucilius Tutor - Sarmatia Sextus Lucilius Tutor - Venedia Gaius Claudius Quadratus - Canada Citerior Gaius Decius Laterensis - Legatus pro praetore - Lacus Magni Gaius Decius Laterensis - Legatus pro praetore - Ohio Publius Quinctius Petrus Augustinus - Legatus pro praetore - America Texia
II. This Senatus consultum ultimum prorogues and/or appoints the following persons as governors of the listed provinces, with the specified title. In the case of the governors prorogued who were last appointed by the Senate in the February 2768 session, their service in office shall be considered to be continuous since that date.
Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix - Proconsul - America Deserta Gaius Marcius Crispus - Legatus pro praetore - Britannia - prorogued Quintus Fabius Maximus - Proconsul - California Angelensis - prorogued Quintus Fabius Maximus - Proconsul - California Franciscensis - prorogued Gnaeus Iulius Caesar - Proconsul - Canada Ulterior - prorogued Gnaeus Iulius Caesar - Proconsul - Canada Citerior Titus Iulius Sabinus - Proconsul - Dacia - prorogued
Marcus Pompeius Caninus - Proconsul - Alasca et Havaia - prorogued
III. Governors appointed at section II.A shall serve an uninterrupted term of office until:
A. The governor is removed from office by the Senate by vote subject to an extraordinary majority or, if the Princeps senatus deems appropriate, by a lower majority of either a special majority or a simple majority. B. The governor resigns his/her office C. The governor is removed from office under the terms of any other Senatus consultum or Senatus consultum ultimum D. The governor ceases to be a citizen of Nova Roma by reason of banishment, resignation/renuciation of citizenship, or death
IV. Governors appointed at section II.B shall serve a one year term of office, or a lesser period if:
A. The governor is removed from office by the Senate by vote subject to a simple majority or if the Princeps senatus deems appropriate, by a higher majority of either a special majority or an extraordinary majority. B. The governor resigns his/her office C. The governor is removed from office under the terms of, or as a consequence of, any other Senatus consultum, Senatus consultum ultimum, or the Lex Cornelia poenalis D. The governor ceases to be a citizen of Nova Roma by reason of banishment, resignation/renunciation of citizenship, or death
V. Governors appointed at section II.B shall be automatically prorogued without vote of the Senate, unless the Senate prior to the expiration of a specific governor's term of office has the matter of their prorogation put before them in Formal Session and declines to so prorogue them.
VI. Subsequent governors, to the ones specified herein, who are appointed must be considered to be appointed under the terms of this Senatus consultum ultimum. Only governors who are also Senators are subject to the terms of section III and shall be considered to be part of section II.A. Other non-Senator governors are subject to the terms of section IV and shall be considered to be part of section II.B.
A. A governor who in the opinion of the Princeps senatus refuses to, or fails to, execute a specific instruction of the Senate, or comply with a Senatus consultum or Senatus consultum ultimum, or whom the Princeps senatus believes to have committed a violation of the Lex Cornelia poenalis, shall be suspended and notified in writing by the Princeps senatus of such suspension. Such notification shall include the grounds for the suspension. Suspension does not constitute removal from office.
B. The duration of suspension will continue until:
i. Any proceedings under the terms of the Lex Cornelia poenalis are completed and the governor is found not to have committed a violation under that lex and the Princeps senatus in his/her opinion is satisfied that the suspension can be lifted, or
ii. Until such time as the Senate during Formal Session reviews the matter and either confirms the governor in office and removes the suspension, or removes the governor from office under section III.A or under section IV.A.
iii. The Princeps senatus shall notify the Senate of such a suspension as soon as is practicable to do so after suspension occurs, during either Informal or Formal Session of the Senate.
VIII. During the time of such suspension from office at section VII a suspended governor is prohibited from:
A. Performing any of his constitutionally appointed functions B. Representing himself/herself as governor of a province C. Directing/influencing the affairs of his/her province whether by proxy, or through a third party not appointed by the Senate for that function.
IX. If a suspended governor engages in such behavior prohibited at section VIII during the time of his/her suspension, that shall also constitute further grounds for his/her removal from office. A suspended governor shall retire from official provincial life and shall conduct himself/herself as a private citizen. Behavior by suspended governor contrary to section VIII shall constitute CONTEMPT OF THE SENATE as per the SENATUS CONSULTUM DE RATIONE SENATUS MMDCCLXV.
X. During the time of suspension the name and/or details of the governor shall be removed from the list of governors held on the Nova Roma wiki. No member of the Senate, or Magistrate or official, whether elected or appointed, shall accord such a suspended governor any rights or accreditation as might be due to a duly appointed governor, nor shall they facilitate a representation of his/her continued authority as a governor. Such behavior by such a member of the Senate or Magistrate in defiance of this shall constitute CONTEMPT OF THE SENATE as per the SENATUS CONSULTUM DE RATIONE SENATUS MMDCCLXV.
XI. Any province without a governor appointed herein shall have all of its Nova Roman provincial officials, of any and all ranks, appointed by any previous governor confirmed as automatically and immediately dismissed from office. In a province with no Senate appointed governor, no person may be appointed to any provincial office, except by the Senate, and no local groups may operate as representatives of Nova Roma, or represent themselves as official, or otherwise, Nova Roman groups. The Nova Roman citizens of any province without a governor are forbidden from electing or appointing any person, citizen or otherwise, to any position of authority or responsibility within that province, or outside of the provincial borders.
XII. 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 XII.A of this Senatus consultum ultimum.
XIII. This Senatus consultum ultimum shall terminate on the 31st December 2022, unless it shall be terminated earlier under the process described at section XII.A of this Senatus consultum ultimum.