Text | VoteOmnibus Procedural Rules of the Underhusen Amendment Act
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1. This Act shall be cited as the Omnibus Procedural Rules of the Underhusen Amendment Act.

Underhusen Procedure

2. Any Underhusen representative may introduce legislation into the Underhusen.

3. Any legislative or non-legislative proposal introduced into the Underhusen will automatically be open for debate for 2 days. At the conclusion of this time period, a

representative may either motion to Extend Debate for a further 2 days, or motion to vote. Either motion must be seconded before being passed.
(a) In matters of urgency, this two day period may be waived if the Speaker of the Assembly makes a motion to expedite and the motion is seconded by a Underhusen

Representative.

4. Any Underhusen representative may motion to vote on any legislative or non-legislative proposal.
(a) A proposal shall proceed to a vote no more than five days after a motion to vote is seconded by another representative.
(b) The Speaker of the Assembly may not motion to vote or second a motion to vote.

5. Once brought to a vote, a proposal shall remain at vote for seven days or until the requisite number of Underhusen representatives have voted in favor of or against

the proposal.
(a) In the event that a vote is tied, the bill will be passed directly to the Overhusen for a vote.

6. Underhusen representatives may cast one of the following votes on proposals before the Underhusen:
(a) Aye, indicating that the representative is voting in favor of the proposal;
(b) Nay, indicating that the representative is voting against the proposal;
(c) Abstain, indicating that the representative is voting neither in favor of or against the proposal but wishes his or her vote to be recorded.

7. In accordance with Section 9 of the Fundamental Laws, the Underhusen may override a veto by the Overhusen.
(a) In order to override the veto, the bill must be reintroduced to the floor in accordance with Section 3.
(b) If the bill recieves a two-thirds supermajority vote, the Overhusen veto shall be overruled, and the bill passed as law.

The Speaker of the Assembly

8. The Speaker of the Assembly shall have the power to set an agenda for the Underhusen at the beginning of his or her term and to revise this agenda throughout the

term.

9. The Speaker of the Assembly shall have the power to bring matters before the Underhusen to a vote within the parameters established by Section 4(a) of this Act.

10. The Speaker of the Assembly shall have the power to close votes and declare the official outcome of votes on matters before the Underhusen within the parameters

established by Section 5 of this Act.
(a) The Speaker of the Assembly shall have the power to leave voting open for votes to the record after official voting has closed.

11. The Speaker of the Assembly shall have the power to invite any citizen to speak before the Underhusen for any duration that he or she deems necessary during the

term.
(a) All members of the Royal Family shall have a standing invitation to speak before the Underhusen.

12. The Speaker of the Assembly shall have the power to determine procedure related to any matter that is not covered by this Act at his or her discretion.

13. The Speaker of the Assembly shall have the power to appoint a Speaker pro tempore from among the representatives of the Underhusen who shall, during a

temporary absence of the Speaker of the Assembly, preside over the Underhusen.
(a) The Speaker pro tempore, whenever he or she is presiding over the Underhusen, shall be subject to all constitutional and statutory constraints placed upon the

Speaker of the Assembly.
(b) Any Underhusen representative may make a motion to empower the Speaker pro tempore in the event that the Speaker of the Assembly is absent without notice for longer than five days. Such a motion shall be brought to a vote by the Speaker pro tempore immediately upon being seconded by another representative.
(c) The Speaker pro tempore shall cease to preside over the Underhusen upon the return of the Speaker of the Assembly.
(d) In the absence of both the Speaker of the Assembly and the Speaker Pro Tempore, the Underhusen may decide on a temporary Speaker pro tempore from its number by process of a majority vote.