Senatus consultum ultimum on the citizenship process, the ius Latii and associated matters

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SENATUS CONSULTUM ULTIMUM ON THE CITIZENSHIP PROCESS, THE IUS LATII AND ASSOCIATED MATTERS

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 Lex Equitia de tirocinio civium novorum is overridden. From the date of the enactment of this Senatus consultum ultimum no applicants, existing or future, for Nova Roman citizenship shall be admitted to citizenship other than by the process specified herein.

III. An intermediate status, prior to the granting of Nova Roman citizenship, of a holder of the Latin right (ius Latii) is established. This intermediate status shall be divided into three stages, the preliminary stage, the initial stage and the secondary stage.

IV. The ius Latii shall only comprise the rights of;

A. Commercium:

1. The right to participate in the Senate designated lists for the holders of the ius Latii. 2. The right to participate in organizations that are associated with Nova Roma Inc.through a formal Memorandum of Understanding, established only by the Senate, and which have been accorded and accepted ius Latii status for all their members. This participation would be for the purpose of joint project work. 3. The right to be participants in consortiums and corporations established by enactment of the Senate, subject to any regulations of the Senate. 4. The right to advertise in the Macellum (Mercatus) upon approval of such an advertisement by the Curule Aediles. 5. The rights to have a Currency Point (CP) account (when established) and to earn and disperse CP, subject to any regulations. 6. The right to enter into contracts, subject to regulation by the Senate and arbitration by the Curule Aediles in the event of disputes, with other ius Latii, where the contracts concern projects and ventures.

B. Conubium:

The right to register a familia within the ius Latii. with another person(s) who are ius Latii, subject to any relevant Senate enacted regulations.

C. Ius migrationis:

1. The right to obtain membership of any organization at section A.2 with specific benefits as outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding between Nova Roma Inc. and the organization. 2. The right to obtain and maintain membership of any organization at section A.2, based on a rate negotiated in the Memorandum of Understanding.

D. Any other right subsequently granted only by the Senate of Nova Roma.

V. The Senate may amend or delete any or all of the rights granted at section IV as it sees fit.

VI. The Senatus Consultum on Access to the Censorial Database is overridden. The Censors are removed from the administration of the corporate asset that are the online tools referred to as the 'censorial tools' or 'censorial database' or 'censorial records'. No user name or password shall in future be granted to any censor to access these tools. Authorized users of these tools are restricted only to members of the Senate Information Technology Task Force (ITTF), the Princeps senatus and the chair of the Senate Policy Committee (SPC).

VII. The album civium, referred to in the Nova Roman Constitution shall be a designated page, named as such, of the Nova Roman Wiki. Separate pages shall also be established and named on the Wiki to be the designated album gentium and album equestrium. The album civium shall list only the Nova Roman names and citizen numbers of all active citizens of Nova Roma. The album equestrium shall list all members of the Ordo equester, including only their Nova Roman names and citizen numbers. The album gentium shall list only the names of the active gens of Nova Roma, but not the members of those gens.

VIII. Any information that the Censors wish included on an existing citizen's Online Membership Record (OMR), formerly known as 'censorial record', shall be emailed to any authorized user at section VI. That authorized user shall enter it on the citizen's OMR quoting the exact emailed text of the Censor. In cases of granting of citizenship, subject to the approval of citizenship process herein, the Censor shall transmit this grant by email to any authorized user as at VI, and this shall be deemed to have been entered by the censor personally, and such a method shall satisfy the requirements of the Senatus Consultum on the Process of Approval of Citizenship.

IX. Any information transmitted by a Censor at section VIII shall not be entered onto the OMR if it is in breach of any existing section of the Constitution, a Senatus consultum ultimum, a lex, decreta, Senatus consultum, or edict.

X. The authorized users at section VI shall review applications for citizenship for compliance with any existing prohibitions on membership of Nova Roma in respect of Competing Organizations. They shall forward any such applications that breach such prohibitions, and where the Censors have discretion under existing regulations to put such matters before the Senate, to the Censors for their review and action as they deem appropriate. This is the 'preliminary stage' of citizenship application.

XI. If an applicant for citizenship is not subject to any such prohibitions as at section X, then the authorized user(s) shall ensure that the chosen Roman name conforms to acceptable standards and shall then request the Senate appointed owner(s) or moderator(s) of any list designated by the Senate as being for the ius Latii to add the applicant to that list as a member of the ius Latii. These lists shall be official lists of Nova Roma under the jurisdiction of the Senate, the owners of all such lists shall be the Princeps senatus, the chair of the SPC and one other member of the ITTF chosen by the chair of the SPC. The moderators shall be nominated by the chair of the SPC, shall be Senators and shall be appointed by vote of the Senate in Formal Session. The authorized users are delegated the sole responsibility and sole authority by the Senate to admit persons to the ius Latii. The applicant shall be informed by the authorized user(s) that he/she has been admitted to the ius Latii as a preliminary step towards obtaining Nova Roman citizenship, and provided details of the list he/she has been assigned to together with any authorized Senate information on the ius Latii available concerning rights and obligations as a member of the ius Latii.

XII. Upon receipt of the request at section XI, the owner(s) or moderator(s) of the list shall admit the applicant, now a member of the ius Latii. That applicant shall be required to follow and obey and directives/rules of the list, in addition to any and all Senate regulations concerning the ius Latii. The chosen Roman name at section XI shall be considered to be interim and maybe changed by the applicant prior to the grant of citizenship, or maybe required to change it at any stage prior to the grant of citizenship by the authorized users. The applicant shall immediately upon admittance to the list be required to take the Oath specified below at section XXI. The applicant shall then post the oath without additions, deletions or changes, in the form provided to him/her, to his/her isu Latii list. The applicant is now in the 'initial stage' of citizenship application.

XIII. The owner(s) or moderator(s) of any designated list for the ius Latii shall assign to any holder(s) of the ius Latii such projects and tasks that have been assigned to the ius Latii by the Senate or such projects and tasks that the owner(s) or moderator(s) consider as supporting the functions and missions of Nova Roma. The SPC shall retain oversight of all such projects and tasks, and the SPC may amend or rescind those projects and tasks not assigned by the Senate in Formal Session as it sees fit. The SPC may also create its own projects and tasks for the ius Latii. Other standing committees of the Senate may request the SPC to assign projects and tasks to the ius Latii list owner(s) and moderator(s) for subsequent assignment to the holders of the ius Latii.

XIV. The applicant for citizenship shall have his/her progress and involvement as a holder of the ius Latii in the initial stage reviewed every 6 months by the owner(s) and moderator(s) of the ius Latii list he/she is assigned to at the request of the authorized users, who shall employ a brought forward date (BF) to that effect on the applicants OMR. If at any such review date the moderator(s) consider that the applicant has displayed a suitable level of involvement and participation in any assigned projects and tasks, and/or in the life of the list through relevant contributions, then the owner(s) then they shall prepare a short summary to that effect and forward it to the senior praetor (praetor urbanus). This summary must include details of projects and tasks the applicant has been involved in. The authorized users will be informed of the result of any review in order that they can update the applicant's OMR and update any BF dates as required. If there is no praetor urbanus in office the Senate shall select a senator to oversee the duties of the praetor urbanus in respect of the ius Latti and list administration as defined in this Senatus consultum ultimum. The substitute chosen should be preferably, but not necessarily, a member of the praetorii.

XV. The praetor urbanus shall be the moderator of the Collis Aventinus list. This list shall be an official list of Nova Roma under the jurisdiction of the Senate, the owners of such being the Princeps senatus, the chair of the SPC and one other member of the ITTF chosen by the chair of the SPC. Other moderators maybe selected only by the owners of the list.

XVI. The praetor urbanus upon receiving the summary at section XIV shall admit the applicant subject of the summary to the Collis Aventinus list. The applicant is now in the 'secondary stage' of citizenship application. The applicant will be instructed by the praetor urbanus and any other list moderators, or the owners, in the history, customs, structure and legislation of Nova Roma. The applicant may also have to continue to work on projects and tasks assigned during the initial stage. The applicant for citizenship shall have his/her progress and involvement as a holder of the ius Latii in the secondary stage reviewed every 6 months by the owner(s) and moderator(s) of the ius Latii list he/she is assigned to at the request of the authorized users, who shall employ a brought forward date (BF) to that effect on the applicants OMR. If at any such review date the praetor urbanus and the other list moderators, or the owners, consider that the applicant has displayed a suitable level of involvement and participation in any continued assigned projects and tasks, proficiency in the acquisition of instructed knowledge and/or contributions to the life of the list through relevant posts, then the praetor urbanus shall prepare a short summary to that effect and forward it to the Princeps senatus, along with the summary at section XIV. The authorized users will be informed of the result of any review in order that they can update the applicant's OMR and update any BF dates as required.

XVII. The Princeps senatus shall upon receiving the combined summary of initial and secondary stages, as per section XVI, either himself/herself summon the Senate into Formal Session, or shall require the consul holding the rods to add the summary to any prospective or existing agenda for that month, if the Senate rules permit such an addition in respect of the timing. The summary shall be entered as an item on the agenda for Formal Session as "Citizenship Approval". The Senate in Formal Session shall debate the matter of approving the applicants citizenship, based upon the evidence presented in the combined summary, and shall then vote on a draft Senatus consultum, by simple majority, as whether to approve the applicant's citizenship. In the event the Senate reject the applicant for citizenship, the praetor urbanus and the authorized users shall be informed by the Princeps senatus and the applicant shall remain still in the secondary stage on the Collis Aventinus list. In the event that the Senate approves the applicant for citizenship then the Censors will be informed by the Princeps senatus and requested to admit the applicant to the album civium, and once the censor has completed this the authorized users shall update the now citizen's OMR to this effect. Such an update on the OMR by the authorized users shall constitute an entry by the censor(s) for the purposes of the Senatus Consultum on the Process of Approval of Citizenship. The now citizen will take an Oath of Citizenship specified below at section XXII. The citizen shall then post the oath without additions, deletions or changes, in the form provided to him/her, to the official list specified by the Princeps senatus.

XVIII. An applicant may at any stage of this process indicate that they do not wish to progress to citizenship, but prefer to:

A. Remain as a member of the ius Latii B. Surrender his/her status as a holder of the ius Latii and be moved out of his/her current isu Latii list to the Forum Hospitum list, which from now on is renamed as the Trans Tiberim list. C. Entirely discontinue their citizenship application and not be assigned to the Trans Tiberim list

In the event that the applicant exercises any of the above options then the authorized users shall be informed and the applicant's OMR updated accordingly. An applicant can also have his membership application terminated by the Senate vote of a simple majority at any stage prior to being granted citizenship, based on a summary from any list owner or moderator that recommend termination, and where such a summary includes the reasons for such a recommendation.

XIX. The owners and/or moderators of the respective ius Latii lists and the Collis Aventinus list may determine rules of list conduct, and the decision of the owners in the creation and application of the rules shall be final. Applicants for citizenship do not enjoy any of the rights afforded to citizens of Nova Roma. No citizens of Nova Roma other than those authorized by the Senate shall be subscribed to the ius Latii lists and the Collis Aventinus list.

XX. The name of primary ius Latii list in the initial stage shall be Alba Longa. Additional lists maybe added, if the chair of the SPC determines that the numbers of applicants merit such a list expansion, and their names are Ardea, Aricia, Cora, Lanuvium, Lavinium, Pometia, Tibur and Tusculum.

XXI. The form of the Oath that applicants are required to make, as per section XII, is in the form as below:

"I, [enter the applicant's chosen Nova Roman name and applicant number here] do hereby solemnly swear to uphold the honor of Nova Roma, and to act always in the best interests of the people and the Senate of Nova Roma.

I, swear to uphold and defend the Religio Romana as the State Religion of Nova Roma and swear never to act in a way that would threaten its status as the State Religion.

I further swear to accept the authority of the Senate, magistrates, officials (whether appointed or elected), the current Nova Roman Constitution, all Senatus consulta ultima, leges, Senatus consulta, decreta and edicta that are in force.

As an applicant for Nova Roman citizenship, I swear to honor the Gods and Goddesses of Rome in my public dealings, and to pursue the Roman Virtues in my public and private life, where such virtues do not conflict with the current Nova Roman Constitution, all Senatus consulta ultima, leges, Senatus consulta, decreta and edicta that are in force, as such enactments shall have supremacy over any personal interpretations, definitions or beliefs I may have as to what defines Roman virtues.

I further swear that I am not a member or supporter of any Competing Organization as listed at http://novaroma.org/nr/Competing_Organizations, and that I have viewed this link and that I am aware of which organizations are deemed Competing Organizations therein.

I further swear that I will refrain from joining or supporting any other Competing Organizations listed at the above link, or any other future Competing Organizations.

I further swear that at the time of swearing and/or the time of sending this, I did not engage in any religious rite, or religiously recognized or personal practice, or possess, hold, or otherwise rely on any device or method, that would invalidate this oath.

I swear that all of the above is true on my honor as an applicant for Nova Roman citizenship, and in the presence of the Gods and Goddesses of the Roman people, and I understand that in the event I am found to have subsequently broken, or revoked or forsworn this oath, or swore falsely herein, that I will be subject of an immediate recommendation to the Senate for termination of my application for Nova Roman citizenship.

Signed [enter the applicant's chosen Nova Roman name and applicant number here]"

XXII. The form of the Oath that citizens are required to make, as per section XVII, is in the form as below:

"I, [enter the citizen's full official Nova Roman name and citizen number here] do hereby solemnly swear to uphold the honor of Nova Roma, and to act always in the best interests of the people and the Senate of Nova Roma.

I, swear to uphold and defend the Religio Romana as the State Religion of Nova Roma and swear never to act in a way that would threaten its status as the State Religion.

I further swear to accept the authority of the Senate, magistrates, officials (whether appointed or elected), the current Nova Roman Constitution, all Senatus consulta ultima, leges, Senatus consulta, decreta and edicta that are in force.

As a citizen of Nova Roma, I swear to honor the Gods and Goddesses of Rome in my public dealings, and to pursue the Roman Virtues in my public and private life, where such virtues do not conflict with the current Nova Roman Constitution, all Senatus consulta ultima, leges, Senatus consulta, decreta and edicta that are in force, as such enactments shall have supremacy over any personal interpretations, definitions or beliefs I may have as to what defines Roman virtues.

I further swear that I am not a member or supporter of any Competing Organization as listed at http://novaroma.org/nr/Competing_Organizations, and that I have viewed this link and that I am aware of which organizations are deemed Competing Organizations therein.

I further swear that I will refrain from joining or supporting any other Competing Organizations listed at the above link, or any other future Competing Organizations.

I further swear that at the time of swearing and/or the time of sending this, I did not engage in any religious rite, or religiously recognized or personal practice, or possess, hold, or otherwise rely on any device or method, that would invalidate this oath.

I swear that all of the above is true on my honor as an applicant for Nova Roman citizenship, and in the presence of the Gods and Goddesses of the Roman people, and I understand that in the event I am found to have subsequently broken, or revoked or forsworn this oath, or swore falsely herein, that I will be subject of an immediate recommendation to the Senate for sanctions to be applied against me.

Signed [enter the citizen's full official Nova Roman name and citizen number here]"

XXIII. Any failure or refusal by 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.

XXIV. 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 XXIV.A of this Senatus consultum ultimum.

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

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