Senatus consultum ultimum de partibus duabus tertiis et quattuor quintis in iure faciundo

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Enacted on: Id. Apr. Q. Arrio P. Annaeo cos. ‡ XXII ANRC et MMDCCLXXII AUC (In the year of the consulship of Q. Arrius and P. Annaeus, 13rd April, 22 ANRC / 2772 AUC / 2019 AD)

The senate declares that the requirement of a 2/3rd or 4/5th majority in the voting of the comitia or the senate, or of any state institution, for the enactment of leges, senatus consulta or decreta, or of any form of law, is illegal since our Constitution doesn’t recognize any other special majority requirements than the one that is required for the modification of the Constitution itself. The 2/3rd or 4/5th majority requirements had been illegally introduced to the Nova Roman legal system as an instrument of the tyranny of L. Sulla and Cn. Caesar, and served only as a way to obstruct future initiatives and further legislation that weren’t according to the preferences of their faction. In order that the republic suffer no harm, the senate nullifies the validity of any special majority requirements other than simple majority (50% plus one vote) for the modification or repealing of any legal instrument in Nova Roma, with the exception of the one that the Constitution recognizes. Special majorities required in types of decision making other than the voting of the senate, the priestly colleges or the comitia remain in force.

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