IN THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF FIRESTONE
APRIL 15, 2022
Ms. Automationeer (for herself, Mr. FoxyTheWereFox, Mr. Faachiano, Mr. DyingSym, Mr. Co55ie, Mr. ADMIRAL_RICKY, Mr. BlueLineEnforcement, Mr. Clonemep, and Mr. Tamehkd) introduced the following bill:
To re-define and empower the Department of Public Works.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Firestone in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE
This Act may be cited as the “Public Works Act of 2022”.
SEC 2. ENACTMENT
This Bill shall go into effect as an Act of Congress upon the completion of the constitutionally required processes.
SEC 3. SEVERABILITY
Should any part of this Act be struck down and/or declared unenforceable, then that part shall be severed with the rest remaining in full force and effect unless all is struck down and/or declared unenforceable.
SEC 4. ENFORCEMENT
This Act shall be enforced by all appropriate parties.
SEC 5. DEFINITIONS
(a) For the purposes of this Act, ‘A Bill to Officially Departments’ shall be defined as: https://forums.stateoffirestone.com/t/2450
(b) For the purposes of this Act, 'state infrastructure shall be defined as all roads, highways, sidewalks, water supply networks, waste and garbage management systems, power lines and distribution systems, power generation systems, gas lines, gas or oil extraction and refinement systems, public parks. Any other appropriate area, structure, or device that is also government or public property which reasonably falls into the classification of state infrastructure shall also be included in the aforementioned definition.
SEC 6. REPEALMENTS
Section 1I of A Bill to Officially Departments shall be repealed. Any powers, appointments, employees, etc. held by the repealed Department shall be maintained by the re-established department in Section 8(a).
SEC 7. AMENDMENTS
(a) Chapter 3, Section 10, Subsection C of the Firestone Criminal Code shall be amended.
(i) Chapter 3, Section 10, Subsection C of the Firestone Criminal Code currently states: “Any law enforcement performing their duties in an official capacity shall be exempted from this offense”
(ii) Chapter 3, Section 10, Subsection C of the Firestone Criminal Code shall be amended to state: “Any law enforcement performing their duties in an official capacity or any other individual acting with a lawful excuse or whom bears the lawful authority to be on the area shall be exempt from this offense.”
SEC 8. THE DEPARTMENT
(a) The Department of Public Works (the “Department”) shall be a department under the State of Firestone Executive Branch, responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of public property and state infrastructure in addition to trash disposal and utility management. The Department of Public Works shall bear the Roblox group identified as #2811838.
(b) The Department shall he headed by a Secretary: the Secretary of Public Works (the “Secretary”), whom is part of the Cabinet. The Secretary is to be, as with other department head cabinet members, nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The Governor may appoint an Executive Director or senior in the Department to hold the title of Acting Secretary, wherein they shall enjoy all powers and duties of the office of Secretary, where the Secretary is absent, incapacitated, or the position is vacant.
SEC 9. MANAGEMENT OF UTILITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE
(a) Where authorised by an Executive Director or senior, employees of the Department may, without restriction, enter any private property for the purposes of inspecting or maintaining state infrastructure. The property owner must be notified as soon as reasonably possible by the Department with the circumstances and name of the authorising official. The Secretary may set departmental regulations pertaining to the exercise of this power.
(b) Where authorised by a Supervisor or senior, employees of the Department may, without restriction, enter any private property for the purposes of inspecting or maintaining state infrastructure wherein there is an emergency concerning state infrastructure on the property, where without immediate intervention, serious and irreparable harm to state infrastructure may be caused. The property owner must be notified as soon as reasonably possible by the Department with the circumstances and name of the authorising official. The Secretary may set departmental regulations pertaining to the exercise of this power.
(c) Where authorised by the appropriate cabinet or sub-cabinet member, the Governor, or the Lieutenant Governor, employees of the Department may enter restricted government property for the purposes of inspecting or maintaining state infrastructure and any government buildings within the restricted property. The Governor may regulate this power through memorandum, executive order, or other written declaration.
(d) The owners and management of any utility companies licensed by the Department of Commerce that operate, support, maintain, or provide any service that could impede or impact state infrastructure must comply with any reasonable order, direction, regulation, or memorandum by the Secretary or Acting Secretary made in the legitimate interests of protecting, maintaining, securing, or protecting state infrastructure.