BE IT ENACTED BY THE STATE OF FIRESTONE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
A. The positions “Majority Leader of the Senate” and “Minority Leader of the Senate” shall be established and be elected by the members of the Majority Party and Minority Party respectively in the Senate to represent the major political parties in the Senate. The :Majority Leader of the Senate” and the “Minority Leader of the Senate” shall be elected at the beginning of the senatorial term.
B. The positions “Majority Leader of the House” and “Minority Leader of the House” shall be established and be elected by the members of the Majority Party and Minority Party respectively in the House to represent the major political parties in the House of Representatives. The “Majority Leader of the House” and the “Minority Leader of the Senate” shall be elected at the beginning of the congressional term.
A. The “Majority Leader of the Senate” shall be defined as the following: the leader who represents the Majority Party in the Senate.
B. The “Minority Leader of the Senate” shall be defined as the following: the leader who represents the minority party in the Senate.
C. The “Majority Leader of the House” shall be defined as the following: the leader who represents the Majority Party in the House.
D. The “Minority Leader of the House” shall be defined as the following: the leader who represents the minority party in the House.
SECTION 3. Alliances can be formed by parties.
A. An alliance would allow two or more parties to act as a single party.
A. A majority and minority shall be determined by the amount of members in any given party/alliance, or independent (independents may caucus with any party, but only one party). In order to become the majority or minority leader, any person running shall receive a simple majority (½) of the votes of members of who are of the same party or alliance. In the event the majority leader or minority leader is removed or resigns, a new leader shall be elected for either the majority or minority.
SECTION 5. Seniority shall be established among congressmen.
SECTION 6. “Seniority” shall be defined as the following: the status given congressmen according to their continuous length of service, which entitles a congressman with greater seniority to preferential treatment in matters such as committee assignments.
SECTION 7. A congressman who has served for a longer continuous amount of time after the enactment of this legislation in the Congress of Firestone shall have more seniority than a congressman who has served less time in the Firestone Congress. The following shall be considered tiebreakers for seniority:
- Former Governor of the State of Firestone
- Former Lieutenant Governor of the State of Firestone
- Former Speaker of the House of the State of Firestone.
- Former Cabinet Member in the State of Firestone
- Former Senator in the State of Firestone Senate
- Former Representative in the State of Firestone House of Representatives
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SECTION 8. A five second timer is to be initiated from the time the presiding officer opens the floor to the presiding officer selecting the person debating. Normal rules apply in this time period. Anyone who stands after the five second timer shall be ineligible to be selected for debate.
SECTION 9. The leaders of each official party shall be tasked with creating a seating plan in conjunction with the Lieutenant Governor if in the Senate, or Speaker of of the House if in the House. Should disagreements arise, the party leaders shall refer to the following guidelines:
A. Seating shall be organized as the following:
- Leader of the party in the first (1st) row.
AA. Should there be not enough leaders to occupy the front rows, members of the party shall be eligible to sit next to their leader.
- Members of the party in the second (2nd) row.
B. Independent members of the Congress shall sit in the back rows, behind (or beside) the less senior members of parties.
C. Seating shall go from left to right until three (3) party members sit by side.
D. Should a party have less than or equal to three (3) members (aside from the party leader), then all party members may sit to the side of each other in order of seniority from right to left.
SECTION 10. Should no plan be reached for one (1) week, or if no seating plan is intact, members of congress may choose where to be seated.
SECTION 11. If the party leader is absent from a session, he may either appoint another party member to sit in his steed.
B. If no other party members are appointed, proceed with the most senior member of the party to sit in his steed.
C. If a party member is to be absent from the session, the next senior member will move up (left) a spot equal to how many senior party members are absent, and then the next the same, and so on.
SECTION 12. This legislation shall be enforced by the offices of the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House.
SECTION 13. This legislation shall go into effect immediately upon passing both chambers.
SECTION 14. All laws in conflict with legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully submitted to the congress of the State of Firestone,
Speaker Pro Tempore SpencerMencer