Senate (Nova Roma)
The Senate of Nova Roma is the supreme policy making council of the government where the current magistrates, and a select few former magistrates (mostly of consular and praetorian rank) with our most excellent citizens who have been appointed as senators, can discuss the state of affairs of the res publica and issue Senatus consulta as directives. They can also issue the Senatus consultum ultimum. These are virtually all decisive in nature, sometimes in regards to appointments. It is said by Polybian theorists to represent the aristocratic element in the Roman political equilibrium.
Current consuls, praetors, censors and appointed senators are members of the Nova Roman Senate. Senators are appointed by the censors. The list of senators is regularly revised by the censors, but senators removed either by nota or under the terms of the lex Popillia senatoria are removed from the list until the nota is removed and they are returned to the Senate by the Censors as a senator.
Present holders of higher magistracies who are not senators are entitled to attend and post during meetings of the Senate (the ius sententiae) by virtue of their office. Such non-senator holders of these offices may not vote in the Senate. This is the grandfathered right of ius sententiae dicendae.
Tribunes of the plebs are entitled to attend the sessions of the Senate but not vote, unless they are also a senator.
The decisions appointing new senators or removing existing senators
Such appointments or removals are made by both censors after the conclusion of each census.
The current Album Senatorium
The Senate of Nova Roma is the the corporate Board of Directors of Nova Roma, Inc. The senators of Nova Roma, in order of senatorial rank, are listed below. Current flamen Dialis, dictator, censors, consuls, and praetors who are not senators, as listed in the album senatorium, shall be entitled to attend meetings of the senate and to vote therein. Any dictatorius, censorius, consularis, or praetorius who is not a senator, as listed in the album senatorium, shall be entitled to attend meetings of the senate and to vote therein, except one who has been deliberately passed over for sublection:
|1. A. Tullia Scholastica, princeps senatus|
|2. Fl. Vedius Germanicus|
|3. P. Annaeus Constantinus Placidus|
|4. Sex. Lucilius Tutor|
|5. Q. Arrius Nauta, consul|
|6. M. Pompeius Caninus|
|7. T. Domitius Draco|
|8. M. Hortensia Maior Fabiana Faustina, tribuna plebis|
|9. C. Petronius Dexter|
|10. M. Aurelius Cotta Iovius, aedilis curulis|
|11. C. Cornelius Barosus, consul|
|12. C. Artorius Praeconinus|
|13. D. Aurelius Ingeniarius|
|14. A. Vitellius Celsus|
|15. A. Iulius Paterculus|
|16. M. Caecilius Metellus Tocaiensis, tribunus plebis|
|17. C. Petronius Stephanus Turpilianus, praetor|
|18. Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, aedilis curulis|
|19. Gallio Velius Marsallas|
|20. C. Flavius Constantinus Aeneas Stilicho, aedilis plebis|
|Magistratus et privati cum iure sententiae dicendae:|
|21. P. Porcius Licinus, praetor, vir tribunicius|
The Senate issues its Senatus consulta in Formal Sessions. It also has committees that handle specific mandates.
FORMAL SESSIONS OF THE SENATE
The Formal Sessions of the Senate are reported here, with Senatus consultum ultimum and Senatus consulta discussed, passed or rejected being listed.
Senate standing committees
- The Senate Civic Education Committee (SCEC)
- The Senate Communications Committee (SCC)
- The Senate Finance Committee (SFC)
- The Senate Policy Committee (SPC)
- The Senate Preparation Committee (SENPREPCOM)
- The Senate Public Enterprise Committee (SPEC)
Senate working committees
OFFICERS OF THE SENATE
- Princeps senatus: the ceremonial first senator who has a role in procedural questions
- Curator aerarii: the supervisor of financial policies and the treasury
- Curator rei informaticae: the supervisor of all Information Technology assets, all websites and online infrastructure of Nova Roma
- Legates of the senate and promagistrate governors: all governors are envoys of the senate representing the will of the senate within a province of Nova Roma