Provincia Hispania - Edictum Propraetoricium XX (VI Galaicum) (Nova Roma)

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2004/02 Edictum Propraetoricium XX (VI Galaicum)

Gn. Salix Galaicus, propraetor Hispaniae salutem vobis dat:

The Lex Fabia de Oppidis et Municipiis supports the joint of local groups of Nova Roman citizens. This law demonstrates how the increase of Nova Romans' number and the increase of the activities they make, need necessarily the formation of local groups and a deeper presence in the organization of the provincial territory. Besides, the presence of local groups of nova romans helps the growth of the "not virtual" aspect of our Res Publica.

As prescript in the Lex Fabia, I recognize that the Foedus Oppidi presented by the cives of this local group has the legal requirements prescript by the law in the paragraph III.a

So I recognize that this local group has the prescripted requirements to obtain the official authorization.

Therefore I announce the birth of a new nova roman Oppidum: COMPLUTUM




The Nova Roman community of the citizens who live in Alcala de Henares, and in the "Provincia de Madrid " area, is established with this foedus, and now onward officially called "Complutum". This foedus is given to the Propraetor Provinciae Hispaniae Novae Romae, the oppidum being a local subdivision of this province.

I. Membership.

1. Any Nova Roma citizen who lives inside the geographical limits established by this foedus shall be admitted to the Oppidum, after submitting a formal request to the local magistrates.

2. Loss of the Nova Roman citizenship shall involve loss of membership in the Oppidum.

II. Geographical limits.

1. Limits are the same of "Provincia de Madrid", in "Comunidad de Madrid", in "Reino de España" (Kingdoom of Spain) .

III. Documents

1.The following documents shall be instituted in Oppidum:

a. Album Civium (rolls of the citizens), also electronic, that lists the names of the citizens of Nova Roma who are also members of the Urbs. After a new subscription or delete of a citizen, the Album Civium shall be updated within a maximum of 10 days.

b. Tabularium (law repository), also electronic, to keep the local laws approved by the local comitia and the edicta issued by local magistrates. After the approval or emanation of a new local law, the Tabularium shall be updated within a maximum of 10 days.

2. These documents shall be kept by a citizen temporary named by the Propraetor Provinciae Hispaniae Novae Romae, until a suited citizen is appointed for this duty and maintenance rules set.

IV. Institutions and magistrates.

1. The following organisms of this community are hereby instituted :

a. Comitia Oppidi, the general assembly of all the citizens of the Oppidum.

b. The Aediles Oppidi, regularly and elected every year.

c. Scribae (secretaries), in the number of one for each local magistrate, appointed on his personal choice.

d. Other offices might be created to cover specific duties by the Comitia Oppidi.

V. Comitia Oppidi.

1. The comitia shall elect all the local magistrates and enact leges binding upon the members of the local community.

2. All the members of the Oppidum shall have the right to speak and vote in the comitia.

3. Voting in the comitia shall require physical presence of the voter in the place where the "comitia " is being held.

4. The comitia shall be called to order by edictum at least once every three months for informational sessions, inside the territory of the Oppidum.

VI. Aediles Oppidi.

1. The Aediles Oppidi shall be collegial magistracies composed of two members of equal power. They are the highest magistrates in the Oppidum. The Aediles Oppidi shall be elected by the Comitia Urbis in a period between January 1st and February 28th of each year and they are appointed on March 1st.

2. The Aediles:

- call the local comitia to order;

- maintain the local album civium and the tabularium

- appoint scribae to assist with administrative and other tasks, as they shall see fit.

- Issue local edicta

- announce intercessio against another local magistrate of equal or lesser authority.

5. The elections procedures shall be settled by the Comitia Oppidi.

VII. Minor magistrates.

1. Other magistrates might be appointed by the Comitia Oppidi until a maximum number of one third of the entire population of the Oppidum.

2. The Comitia Oppidi shall set their functions, their power and procedures to appoint and elect these magistrates, at the moment of their creation. All the magistrates so created might be vetoed by the Aediles.

VIII. Edicta Aedilum Oppidi.

1. The Aediles Oppidi accomplish to their functions on their own, by emanating Edicta.

2. The Edicta shall be effective one week after their publication made by the proposing Aedilis, and they might be vetoed during this period.

3. The Edicta might be submitted to the vote of the comitia on an initiative of either the not proposing Aedilis or of one quarter of the citizens.

4. The Edicta shall be kept in the Tabularium.

IX. Intercessio.

1. Each Aedilis Oppidi shall use the power given by the intercessio (veto) on his colleague and on a minor magistrate.

2. Regarding an Edictum, the use of an intercessio is limited within the following seven days since the publication of the subject of the intercessio.

3. The act which is under intercessio might be submitted to vote of the comitia, following an initiative of either the proposing magistrate or of a quarter of the citizens.

X. Legal precedence.

1. Leges approved by the Comitia Oppidi and edicta issued by local magistrates shall take a lower precedence than the Constitution and laws of Nova Roma, the Senatus Consulta of the Senate of Nova Roma, the edicta of magistrates of Nova Roma (including the provincial governor), and the decreta of the pontifical and augural colleges of Nova Roma.

2. Leges approved by the Comitia Oppidi shall have precedence over edicta of local magistrates.

3. The acts of the minor magistrates are under the authority of the leges of Comitia Oppidi and of the Aediles Oppidi.

XI. Mailing List.

The oppidum will have a mailing list for official communications from the local magistrates.

XII. Members.

1. At the moment of the constitution of the Oppidum, the following Nova Roman citizens are members of the Oppidum, having requested its membership, and under the requirements:

Gn. Salix Astur

L. Didius Geminus Sceptius

M. Adrianus Complutensis

A. Minicia Tibula

H. Rutilius Bardulus

XIII. Modifications.

1. The rules written in this foedus are modifiable with a lex voted by the Comitia Oppidi, which content is previously published on a convocation edictum, which had at least an approval of two thirds of the expressed votes.

2. Updated rules shall be under the regulation previously written at point X.1 of this foedus.

DABAM HISPANIA a.d. VI Id. Feb. ANNO Cn. Salvio Cn. Equitio cos. MMDCCLVII a.u.c. (Spain, February 8th, 2004)

Cn. Salvio Cn. Equitio cos. MMDCCLVII a.u.c.

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