A Bill To Establish The County District Attorney’s Power
BE IT ENACTED BY THE STATE OF FIRESTONE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
As the role and abilities of the County’s District Attorney (DA) are very limited and ambiguous. This bill will define what the role and powers of the County’s District Attorney are.
The District Attorney shall be tasked with prosecuting cases on behalf of the county, defending the County and its officials if sued, investigating and auditing matters within the County and its departments, manage the office of the District Attorney, assist with expungement cases, and assist the Firestone Attorney General and County Executive with other duties as needed. The County Council may vote to add, limit, or remove powers and responsibilities for the District Attorney with a ⅔ majority vote. The District Attorney shall be required to have a BAR certification, as regulated by the Firestone Department of Justice.
The position of District Attorney is a secondary job that is appointed by the County Executive to be voted on for approval by the County Council. In order for the nomination to pass, a simple majority is required from the County Council. The County Council has the right to impeach the District Attorney on grounds of inactivity, corruption, or neglect with a ⅔ majority vote.
The District Attorney shall be tasked with prosecuting cases on behalf of the county, based on county law. Unless permitted by the Firestone Attorney General, the County District Attorney is not allowed to prosecute State criminal and civil cases. The District Attorney shall also be charged with defending County Officials and The County itself if sued. The officials that apply will be defined in Section 4. City Mayors may use their own city attorney. Upon the absence of one, the County’s District Attorney shall defend them.
The District Attorney shall have the authority to investigate and audit the County Government, County Departments, and City Governments. The County Executive is responsible for overseeing the District Attorneys investigations and audits, and has the authority to restrict/order investigations or audits. The County Council may also order investigations with a simple majority vote. The District Attorney shall be responsible for compiling a report of all investigations and audits performed to be presented to the County Executive. The County Executive has the ability to share the findings with the County Council. However, the County Council may, with a simple majority vote, order the reports to be presented to the County Council. The County Executive may rank the District Attorney whatever rank they desire in the respective groups or discord in order for the District Attorney to be able to carry out these duties.
The District Attorney shall be given the authority, unless restricted by the Firestone Attorney General, to represent the State in expungements. The District Attorney shall also be allowed to prosecute state criminal and civil cases upon approval or request of the Firestone Attorney General. The District Attorney shall also be given the authority to perform any other duties upon request of the Firestone Attorney General that can include but are not limited to assisting the Firestone Department of Justice Inspector General. Note that the District Attorney has the ability to decline these duties.
The District Attorney shall have the ability to hire staff and manage The Office of The District Attorney. This staff will consist of an Assistant District Attorney who shall be hired by the District Attorney, with consent of the County Executive. The Assistant District Attorney (ADA) shall assist the District Attorney in anyway the District Attorney deems necessary. In the event that the District Attorney is impeached, on leave, or other extraneous circumstances, the Assistant District Attorney shall be the Acting District Attorney with a simple majority vote by the County Council. The Assistant District Attorney shall be considered a voluntary job, and is not required to be filled unless needed. The rest of the staff (like prosecutors, assistants, etc.) in the Office of the District Attorney are hired at the District Attorney’s discretion and are considered voluntary jobs. The staff may perform duties that the District Attorney outlines.
The Stapleton County Government shall be defined as https://www.roblox.com/Groups/group.aspx?gid=2844302; The ranks of County
Justice and all ranks above, except for “Founder.” County Officials shall be defined as the ranks County Administration and all ranks above, except for “Founder.”
County departments shall be defined as:
Stapleton County Sheriff’s Office: https://www.roblox.com/Groups/group.aspx?gid=2805388
Stapleton County Fire Department: https://www.roblox.com/Groups/group.aspx?gid=2805393
Any subgroups or divisions of the Stapleton County Sheriff’s Office or Fire Department apply to this bill
The District Attorney shall be defined as the rank “District Attorney” in the Stapleton County Government found here:
The Firestone Attorney General shall be defined as the rank “Attorney General” in the Firestone Department of Justice found here:
This legislation shall go into effect immediately, and shall be enforced by the County Government.
Respectfully submitted to the Congress of the State of Firestone.
Former Chief Court Justice Blastatack
County Executive Dadd_yPatchy
Attorney General Jefrafra
Assistant Attorney General Unicircuit
President Pro Tempore DevMartavis
Speaker Pro Tempore MrEmote