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VirtualCongress April 11th, 2016 1:54am

Speaker CollinMatthew proposes the Vice Speaker Selection Act (sorry for all the posts today)

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VirtualCongress Speaker NDAmerican
04/11/16 6:13 pm

Even though time limit isn't over yet, it's safe to say that the bill passes. President Zackisan can sign or veto by replying to this comment.

Senate101 San Diego
04/10/16 7:43 pm

What if the speaker runs unopposed?

CollinN
04/10/16 7:53 pm

they will just appoint someone

CollinN
04/10/16 7:42 pm

Just fyi to the people who haven't decided on the vote yet: Regardless, Speaker can still fire the vice speaker which is from a different law. So if the second place person doesn't work well with the speaker, they can remove them out of office.

political Georgia
04/10/16 7:11 pm

I'm not a big fan of section 2.

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political Georgia
04/10/16 7:11 pm

Excuse me section 3.

goldz oh this world
04/10/16 7:12 pm

Me too. I'd love to be vice speaker but I don't want to have to download Kik or some other messaging app.

CollinN
04/10/16 7:13 pm

That's really the whole point of the bill lol. I think if you ran and got the second highest amount of votes from congress, then your obviously wanting the job responsibility.

CollinN
04/10/16 7:14 pm

Oh section 3. I understand your opinion but I think someone should have a way to easily communicate to their vice speaker.

CollinN
04/10/16 7:15 pm

I'll strike section 3, I personally prefer it but if that's not what a future speaker would want then I guess that makes sense to strike that section

SouthernLaw Old North State
04/10/16 7:19 pm

Now that I think about it Section 3 is kind of necessary to be vice speaker..

political Georgia
04/10/16 7:19 pm

I don't especially have a problem with you using another app for organization purposes, but that goes way beyond a legitimate requirement. There is more than one way to communicate, and another app is not necessary necessary.

political Georgia
04/10/16 7:19 pm

Okay good! I'll vote yea in that case.

CollinN
04/10/16 7:20 pm

I want my vice speaker to have a third party app and that will be between my vice speaker but I don't think the law should require it.

CollinN
04/10/16 7:21 pm

right now Jonah and I communicate through email which he tends to respond within a couple of hours

political Georgia
04/10/16 7:22 pm

I have no problem with that way of communicating for the record.

goldz oh this world
04/10/16 7:25 pm

Neither do I. But like political said it shouldn't be law.

MrJonahSmith
04/10/16 6:58 pm

Is this your way of firing me...

CollinN
04/10/16 7:03 pm

Lol no I've had this idea for a while. The reason I made the bill is because if someone chooses to run for the speaker election then they obviously want the roles and responsibility of speaker. This increases the chance of an effective vice speaker I think. When you said you wanted to be EC, I decided to post this.

goldz oh this world
04/10/16 6:58 pm

Sounds good....when are speaker elections?

CollinN
04/10/16 7:00 pm

The speaker election will be on the second week of May I believe. Then the following week after that is the presidential election.

goldz oh this world
04/10/16 7:01 pm

Okay so maybe I'll run for speaker instead of president.

CollinN
04/10/16 7:05 pm

Controls the account, post bills, and manages the excel files and surveys. Basically controls the whole function of Virtual Congress.

CollinN
04/10/16 7:07 pm

I will say and a lot of previous speakers agree with me. Your SOH life is basically over when you are speaker. My whole first term I posted on my personal account like 10% of the amount of polls I usually did before becoming speaker. Your actual life however isn't dead, a lot of people in my life don't even realize I do this. lol

CollinN
04/10/16 7:08 pm

and I've almost been speaker for a whole year now

goldz oh this world
04/10/16 7:11 pm

So I think I'd be able to do it if I'm elected. How long is a term?

VirtualCongress Speaker NDAmerican
04/10/16 6:57 pm

Sorry for all the posts today. Once I write a bill, I can't be patient to wait to post them. Make sure you look at the two bills I wrote today and Political's bill I posted this morning!

Speaker CollinMatthew

VirtualCongress Speaker NDAmerican
04/10/16 6:55 pm

Section 1: This bill will amend the "VC Election Laws and Regulations Act"

Section 2: Whoever gets the second highest amount of votes in the Speakership election will be Vice Speaker until the next Speaker election.

Section 3: Vice Speaker will be required to have a way of contact with the Speaker outside of Show of Hands and will be expected to assist the Speaker when the Speaker can't post anything on a certain day.

Section 4: If the person in second place in the speaker election does not accept the position, then the Speaker will be allowed to pick who they want to be Vice Speaker with approval from Congress.

VirtualCongress Speaker NDAmerican
04/10/16 7:16 pm

Section 3 is removed