BE IT ENACTED BY THE STATE OF FIRESTONE STATE LEGISLATURE HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
SECTION I: The Congressional Competence Committee shall be hereby formed and immediately put into operation by the state legislature.
SECTION II: The job of the Congressional Competence Committee is to look for methods in which congressional competency can be upheld and expanded, as various members of our legislative have shown concern for this recently. The Congressional Competence Committee will be able to recommend certain actions and programmes to the state legislature for ratification.
SECTION III: The Congressional Competence Committee shall contain five members in total. There shall be two members from the House of Representatives, two members from the Senate, and a Chairman/Chairwoman from either chamber. The Speaker of the House, the Lieutenant Governor, or the Governor has the ability to host elections for a Chairman/Chairwoman. If the Speaker of the House or the Lieutenant Governor is a candidate for the Chairman/Chairwoman, they shall not host the election. If both individuals go for the position of Chairman/Chairwoman, the Governor will be invested with the power to host the election. Once the Chairman/Chairwoman is elected, it is their responsibility to host elections to fill the vacant seats.
SECTION IV: The Speaker of the House shall host elections for the members of the House of Representatives. The Lieutenant Governor shall host elections for members of the Senate. Elections must be held at the beginning of each term, or when a vacancy appears within this committee. When each seat is filled and the committee is without a Chairman/Chairwoman, an election will be held within the committee to fill the position.
SECTION V: The Chairman/Chairwoman shall be able to host any and all sessions within the committee, excluding a session to elect a Chairman/Chairwoman, whereas anyone designated in SECTION III shall host that session. The Chairman/Chairwoman shall be permitted to run his/her session according to their standards, however, equality of discussion must be given towards all members. All committee members shall be allowed to include any outside individual whose expertise may be deemed vital for the functioning of the committee. Outside individuals may be denied by the Chairman/Chairwoman based on their relevance, however, the committee can override this decision with the appropriate motion.
SECTION VI: The Congressional Competence Committee must come together at least every month. The Chairman/Chairwoman shall recognise everyone to speak with themselves last. If anything is present on their docket, it must be seen.
SECTION VII: Any member of the committee can propose a Committee Resolution. The Committee Resolution shall only be applied to the Congressional Competence Committee, and can be of any request of any action the committee is able to take. A Committee Resolution must pass the committee with more than ½ of the Congressional Competence Committee in favor of the resolution. The Chairman/Chairwoman shall have the power to veto, however, the committee shall be able to overturn such veto with an appropriate motion. A Committee Resolution shall also be able to set forth more rules.
SECTION VIII: Any member of the committee shall be eligible to be expelled from the committee. Any member of the committee can propose an expulsion. The expulsion must pass with more than ½ of the committee in favour of it, and it does not require the approval of the Chairman/Chairwoman.
SECTION IX: The following motions may be used by any member of the committee:
Motion to initiate debate on [topic]:
Upon passage of this motion, the Chairman/Chairwoman must hold the debate on the topic at hand until the committee is ready to move on from such action. Requires ½ of the present committee in favour, and does not require the consent of the Chairman/Chairwoman.
Motion to override the Chair on [any order or anything this law gives him power over]:
This will undo, or disregard anything the Chairman/Chairwoman is legally allowed to order. Requires ⅔ of the present committee in favour, and does not require the consent of the Chairman/Chairwoman.
Motion to close doors:
This will close the doors of the current session at hand. It will remove any individual not cleared by the Chairman/Chairwoman. Requires ½ of the present committee in favour, and does not require the consent of the Chairman/Chairwoman.
Motion to open doors:
This will open the doors of the current session at hand, and allow any individuals to watch the session freely. Requires ½ of the present committee in favour, and does not require the consent of the Chairman/Chairwoman.
Motions may be added by Committee Resolutions.
SECTION X: Any member currently a part of the County Affairs Committee shall be prohibited from joining the Congressional Competence Committee. However, if at anytime there is trouble filling all seats in the Congressional Competence Committee and the Speaker of the House, Speaker Pro Tempore, Lieutenant Governor, and President Pro Tempore all approve, then members of the County Affairs Committee shall be permitted to join the Congressional Competence Committee.
SECTION XI: The Chairman/Chairwoman shall be permitted to release any documentation in regards to the Congressional Competence Committee.
SECTION XII: The Congressional Competence Committee shall always remain fair and allow fair chances for all parties to speak. If at any time there is suspicion that the Congressional Competence Committee is unfair and/or unjust, the Presiding Officers of the Congress of Firestone shall be able to investigate and recommend action to the rest of the state legislature.
SECTION XII: The State of Firestone state legislature shall enforce this bill.
Respectfully submitted to the Firestone State Legislature,
Speaker of the House FIoatmanjason