This is a formal petition in accordance with BOR.II to direct Congress to implement legislation to allow for the citizens of the State of Firestone initiate a recall against the Governor.
Example Legislation is as follows:
To ensure accountability for the Governor of the State of Firestone.
Chief Sponsor(s): -
Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the State of Firestone in Congress assembled,
(a) This amendment shall be known, and may be cited as, “An Amendment to Implement Governor Recalls”. This amendment shall also be known as “C.II.VII - Recalls”.
(a) This amendment shall go into effect as an Act of Congress upon completing the processes constitutionally required.
(a) This resolution shall be enforced by any relevant parties.
§4. An Amendment to create C.II.VII
(a) Article II, Section VII, of the Firestone constitution shall be created and be titled “Section VII - Recalls”. Article II, Section VII, of the Firestone constitution shall state, with each paragraph being a new subsection:
“I. Any citizen of the State of Firestone may publish a recall petition. Such petition must be hosted on the official Firestone Forums and outline that the Governor is being recalled. Citizens may freely sign a recall petition or retract their signature, this action must be done through the official Firestone Forums; signatures of a recall petition through any type of proxy shall not count.
II. For a recall petition to trigger a recall referendum, the following requirements must be met within 14 days of the recall petition being posted: the recall petition has attained a total of 50 signatures from citizens; the recall petition has attained a total of 5 signatures from state government officials. If a recall petition does not meet these requirements within 14 days of posting, it shall be considered failed. Judges or justices may not sign or publish a recall petition; they may vote on recall referendums if ordinarily capable (i.e. not banned from the Firestone Forums).
III. Upon a recall petition passing and a recall referendum being triggered, the Speaker of the House (or in either absence or incapacity, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate) shall, at least three days but no longer than five days subsequent to the referendum being triggered, publish and advertise a poll on the official Firestone Forums, linking to the recall petition, and specifically asking if the member named is to be recalled from their congressional office. The poll must have only two options (in favour of recall, or opposed to recall) and must be set to automatically close between 71 and 73 hours after the posting of the publish; “show who voted” or any other similar mechanism must be disabled, there must be no restriction on those who can vote so long as they have a Firestone Forums account (which are vetted as citizens by the community administration), and votes must be private until the poll has closed. All votes must be cast through the official Firestone Forums and this vote will be considered an official election; the rigging or manipulation of such shall be a felony, as shall the act of threatening, bribing, or criminally intimidating any individual for the purposes of voting in a particular way. The Speaker of the House shall be prohibited to manually close the referendum unless they are removing the posting in favour of a newer posting (which will be considered a new referendum) for technical reasons or if the automatic closing mechanism has failed to operate correctly.
IV. Upon the conclusion of a recall referendum, if the vote is at least 70% in favour of recall and there have been a minimum of 100 voters, the named member shall be immediately removed from office and be ineligible to run for or hold congressional office for a fixed 21 day period.
V. The same citizen may not create two recall petitions within 30 days. The Governor may not have more than one open (i.e. not failed or triggered) recall petition towards them.The Governor may not have a recall petition made against them if there is a pending or ongoing recall referendum against that member. Whereas a recall petition or referendum has failed, the Governor may not be subject to an additional recall petition made against them for 14 days. A recall petition may not be created if a member is within their first 15 days of holding office. A recall petition may not be created against the Governor if articles of impeachment, conviction by senate, or expulsion against the Governor has failed within the past 14 days or was proposed (and has not yet been voted on) within the past 5 days.”