lore:council_regulations

Stellar Council Regulations

The following represent the currently-active Regulations passed by the ACME Stellar Council. Inactive/removed Regulations appear in the archive at the end.

Special Sessions of Council- The ability to call a Special Session of Council shall be granted to the Council. If a quorum of 3/4ths of unique Councilors can be established, Council may immediately be held, with a single piece of Emergency Business called for vote via proposal from one Seated Body and sponsorship of two additional Seated Bodies.

Motions of Emergency Business may never have a duration of longer than the next regular Council Session.

Modify the Special Session Regulation to only require 2/3 of all councilors instead of 3/4 for a special council session.

If the highest performing faction that would take possession of a Seat does not contact ACME by commencement of the following regular Council Session, their Seat shall be forfeited to the next-highest-performing faction from the cycle.

Any Motion of New Business concerning the Deregistration of an individual or organization must be presented with at minimum one item of admissible evidence in addition to any witness testimony or other statements presented.

I would like to propose that all regulations that attempt to undermine or reduce the POLITICAL power of any council members be disallowed unless the same effect is placed upon ALL councilors.

Section A
No Regulation may be established at any Council session which would impose military or trade requirements upon an individual or faction of Engineers with the threat of fines, fees, or other penalties.

Elected Councilors will be compensated for their time with a credit payout of 1M SC per term.

Section A:
Engineers or Engineer Representatives that can be reasonably categorized as "Artificial Intelligence" shall share the same legal rights and responsibilities as their organic counterparts, including but not limited to:
Protection under the Rules of Engagement (if properly registered).
Qualifying for Councilorship.
The right to have legal representation and to serve as legal representation before the Council.

Section B:
No Regulation may be established at any Council session which would impose restrictions on the rights of AI-based Engineers or Engineer Representatives which does not also apply in equal measure to their biological counterparts.

Section A
The Planetary Council shall hold and have control over the Council Discretionary Fund, a repository of credits, and only credits, at the disposal of the Council, for providing supplementary funding to legislative activities. Sovereign entities are free to make voluntary donations to this repository at a weekly opportunity at the beginning of Regular Session. ACME will match 1 to 1 all donations made into the Council Discretionary Fund.

Section B
Expenditures from the Council Discretionary Fund shall be the sole privilege of the Appointed Comptroller, as limited and modified by this and other Regulation(s). Expenditures may take up to 24 hours to process via ACME, and can be made tax-free across all systems.

Section C
In the event that the Appointed Comptroller approves an expenditure which authorizes regular payments from the Council Discretionary Fund (such as a weekly or monthly expense), that recurrent expense shall be put forward for renewal as a motion of regular business at all appropriate Council meetings prior to each unique payment, requiring a simple majority of votes to be renewed.

Section D
No expenditure may be made by the Appointed Comptroller which would expend funds greater than 25% of the current balance of the Council Discretionary Fund at the time the expenditure is authorized in a singular expense. No expenditure may be made by the Appointed Comptroller which would expend funds greater than 10% of the current balance of the Council Discretionary Fund at the time the expenditure is approved as a recurrent expense.

Section E
If at any point a motion passes which would dissolve or repeal the Council Discretionary Fund, all funding contained within it shall immediately become the sole property of ACME corporation, prior to the conclusion of the Council Session in question. This prevents any party from using the dissolution of the CDF to seize the funds.

Before ACME can process the fee for contract creation, all parties must present collateral to the Comptroller who will be witness to the validity of the contract
1.) Collateral may be either a grid or an agreed upon amount of space credits.
2.) Both parties have a right to inspect a grid within a safe zone before they agree to accept it as collateral.
- (this is so that one cannot claim to provide a badass ship, only for it to be mediocre. Elimination of misrepresenting the value of the collateral)
3.) Should any party fail to uphold their agreed upon conditions of the contract, there will be a review of the situation at the proceeding council meeting.

3a.) If a party claims that another party failed to uphold their contract, they must submit record of the contract to the council as evidence of agreement to terms.\\
    - (failure to provide records of the contract will result in a dismissal of the case.)\\
3b.) If a party is accused of failing to uphold their contract, it is their duty to have recorded and present evidence to the contrary.\\
    - (failure to provide refuting evidence will result in the awarding of the collateral to the offended party)\\

4.) The awarding of collateral from the offending party(s) to the offended party(s) will be split equally among the offended partie(s)

4a.) Any difference barring equal distribution will be awarded to A.C.M.E\\
4b.) If there are more then one offended parties defined in the contract, then any grids being awarded as collateral will be appraised by A.C.M.E and bought by A.C.M.E taking 5%, and the profits subject to (4a)\\

5.) In the case where all parties defined in a contract have failed to adhere to the terms set in the contract, A.C.M.E shall keep all collateral.
=Definitions=
1.) Party: any individual, soverign body, or faction.
2.) Record: any legally recognized holovid, image, or document.
3.) Grid: any vessel or station fully owned by the presenting party.
4.) Inspection: the use of a welder or other non-destructive means to examine machinery both inside and outside of the grid
5.) Auction: an auction managed by A.C.M.E
6.) Offending party(s): any party which fails to adhere to the terms set in the contract
7.) Offended party(s): any party which has not broken their terms set in the contract.

A closed room limited to Comptroller and appropriate ACME employee access will be established within the ARC, containing one or more LCDs per leased store which automatically display the inventory contents of each store cargo(es), and an LCD for automatic or manual notation of store list prices, for the purpose of determining stock levels for all store orders.

Section A
In the event that 50% or fewer of votes of occupied seats on the Planetary Council are recognized in a session, all New Business passed at the Planetary Council session in question shall be treated as Provisional. Each piece of New Business treated as Provisional shall be put forward for Ratification by ACME at the next regular Planetary Council session, process described in Section C.

Section B
Provisional legislation is considered invalid and may not be enforced until ratified at a regular session of the Planetary Council. Unless ratified, Provisional legislation expires at the conclusion of the next regular session of the Planetary Council. Ratification of Provisional legislation may only occur at a Planetary Council session with greater than 50% of votes represented. Once Ratified, Provisional legislation is treated and enforced as normal.

Section C
Ratification shall be done via a Special Motion of Regular Business put forward by ACME, including the full text of the original motion. Such a motion shall require a two-thirds majority in order to pass, instead of the normal 50% majority required of Regular Business. Each current piece of Provisional Legislation shall be put forward as its own Special Motion, and must pass in order to ratify the legislation in question.

Section A
Orders of New Business presented by seated bodies upon the Council must be accurately displayed within the Council Chamber comms channel no less than twenty minutes prior to the close of Roll Call for the session, or be treated as Provisional if passed at the session.

Section B
Provisional legislation is considered invalid and may not be enforced until ratified at a regular session of the Planetary Council. Unless ratified, Provisional legislation expires at the conclusion of the next regular session of the Planetary Council. Ratification of Provisional legislation may only occur at a Planetary Council session with greater than 50% of votes represented. Once Ratified, Provisional legislation is treated and enforced as normal.

Section C
Ratification shall be done via a Special Motion of Regular Business put forward by ACME, including the full text of the original motion. Such a motion shall require a two-thirds majority in order to pass, instead of the normal 50% majority required of Regular Business. Each current piece of Provisional Legislation shall be put forward as its own Special Motion, and must pass in order to ratify the legislation in question.

Section D
Non-binding clarification: The above is to ensure that all seated bodies have adequate time to not just review the wording and content of legislative proposals, but also their far-reaching effects, including any not immediately apparent on first review.

Section A
In the event that an Elected Seated Body (defined as a specific individual, not a faction) fails to attend or send a representative substitute to all Council sessions that their Seat grants them representation in, they shall be ineligible to hold an elected Council seat for a period of 14 days as penalty.

Section B
Non-binding clarification: Elected Councilors must actively fulfill the requirements of their office in order to qualify for reelection. Failure to attend all Council sessions they have been elected to represent their home system for constitutes a gross dereliction of duty, and the citizens of Draconis deserve the opportunity to be represented by active Councilors.

No faction may hold more than two KotH seats for a given Council session. A faction may choose a primary and secondary seat of governance from any systems that they have won the most commendations in. The next highest commendation winner will hold the seat in any systems beyond the primary and secondary. For other systems they have won, a faction may donate a maximum of two commendations to another faction of their choosing, in order to allow them to secure a seat.

This business is to make it the representatives' responsibility to engage these hostiles within their own systems, or for them to arrange a mutually agreed party to deal with the threats within their system.

TSI would like to propose the establishment of an "intake event" where a council elected host will work with other larger factions to establish a form of career fair where newer players may come to talk to the members, and observe the assets of those factions. Both Registered and Unregistered factions will participate.

To ensure all people have access to their rightful legal protections at all times, any regulation (past or future) which suspends ROE outside of planetary ROE and KOTH ROE zones for any amount of time, may not remain established or become established, and is void.

A safe harbor zone shall be declared within 100KM of any jump gate in any system, combat and interdiction in this area is prohibited and is punishable by deregulation. Combat in self-defense is excluded from this regulation. Accidental engagement in combat does not exclude an individual or faction from this regulation.

Free interaction between Registered and Unregistered factions. Alliances or trade interactions between registered and unregistered factions cannot be used as an evidence of ROE violation.

All ACME and Planetary Rules of Engagement are henceforth invalid within 25km of a KoTH Point.

Section A
The use of a Jump Interdictor against a vessel within range of its effects (from here referred to as the "affected party") is to be classified as a hostile act for the purposed of the Rules of Engagement.

Section B
Violations of the Rules of Engagement via Section A may only be submitted to ACME by the affected party. This clause is to allow affected parties agency, and the ability to recognize honest mistakes or good faith attempts to render assistance.

Section C
Other hostile actions in violation of Rules of Engagement that occur concurrently with Jump Interdiction may be submitted to ACME normally, by any valid party. Only the jump interdiction itself is bound by section B.

Summary of the legislation: Interdiction breaks the ROE, IF the person being interdicted wants it to be considered hostile.

All combat deregs must include in combat evidence.

Evidence presented with a time stamp older than 1 month is null and void.

When performing identification verification of ships flying without a visible identifier (beacon/antenna) as per established council directives, interdiction is allowed for the 60 seconds from the time the interdicting party requests verification plus an additional 60 seconds after the interdicted party supplies their identification to allow for the interdicting party to look up their registration status.

If the faction is registered and a positive identification is provided via transmitting their identity by beacon or antenna (at the correct 8km distance) until acknowledged by the identifying party, the party performing the stop must stop interdicting. Otherwise, if the ship being identified does not respond, or is a member of faction you are at war with, the interdiction may continue without constituting an RoE violation.

All of the interdictions applied during this regular identification stop are exempt from the punitive measures listed in the Classification of Jump Interdiction (PAD) regulation.

Section A
Each faction may only hold the lease of two ARC storefronts at maximum, and may not hold the leading bid on greater than two storefronts at any given time.

Section B
A singular individual may only hold the lease of one ARC storefront at maximum, and may not hold the leading bid on greater than two storefronts at any given time.

Section C
For the purposes of this legislation, holding the lease of an ARC storefront shall be defined as being the primary lease holder, OR subleasing the storefront from another party.

The establishment of a bounty board whereby players can post bounties of varying sizes on other players or factions by buying 1 or more bounty tokens via a bounty shop block (token worth to be determined by the council)and adding the name of the target to an lcd.
Acme of course would receive a cut on all completed bounties once proof of asset destruction is turned over to the relevant authority.

GSI seek approval for a safezone protected refueling station in the theta sector, this station will be built and placed by GSI but under ACME ownership. ACME will recieve 50% of all funds from the refueling station as payment for the lease. The lease can only be revoked by failing to pay ACME their funds.

A new store front will be added to the GSI Fuel Station in Theta.
Auctioning will commence following the completion of construction.

An ACME safe zone protected trading station will be established in Delta, with a minimum of 4 store units which may be auctioned by ACME per ARC practices or similar. 1 store unit to be limited to a Delta registered faction with no open auction for non-Delta located factions in regards to this single unit.

Section A

Valid holders of ARC storefront leases may voluntarily "sublease" the storefront (as a sublessor), for the remaining duration of their lease, to another individual or faction (a sublessee), without regard for their (the Sublessee's) status as a Registered (+) or Unregistered (-) entity.

Section B

Factions who undertake this venture do not relieve themselves of their duties to follow other Council regulations concerning storefronts, and share the responsibility and consequences of any violations with their sublessee.

Section C

All subleasing applications must be submitted to ACME by potential sublessees prior to taking possession of the storefront in question.

Section D

ACME shall hold the power to deny subleasing applications by sublessees they deem a threat to ACME assets.

Section E

ACME's denial of an application shall stand for 30 days, after which time affected factions may submit their case for review by ACME, resulting in either the lifting or renewal of the denial. ACME may also independently lift the denial at any time.

We would like to propose that factions can create contracts among themselves.
They would be able to:
Define fines in case of the contract is broken.
Define terms in the contract.
Define duration of contract.

All Parties must agree with the contract.
ACME would receive a payment of 100 mil SC to create the contract.

If a party fails or refuses to deliver on the terms of the contract by the end of its duration, they will be submitted by ACME for Deregistration as a Motion of Regular Business, unless the violating party delivers the agreed fine for breech of contract within 1 week.

Section A
No Regulation may be established at any Council session which would impose any financial or material impediments, processes, or obligations to the use of Warp Gates by Engineers.

Section B
Financial or material impediments, as mentioned in Section A, shall be defined as: Any form of tax, tribute, inspection, or similar act on any Engineer or their vessel(s) utilizing Warp Gate systems.

Section A
Via normal ACME Appointment Processes, a valid appointed Comptroller shall have the powers, privileges, and responsibilities described below.

Section B
In the event that a storefront aboard the ARC is empty of valid buy or sell orders, or does not have a functional, accessible store block or connector that purchases can be made from, the Comptroller shall document a Report of Economic Neglect, as described in Section C.

Section C
Reports of Economic Neglect must be accompanied by a minimum of two images of the storefront offerings in question:

1. The "buy" offerings tab of the storefront in question, including any relevant messages of "insufficient inventory"
2. The "sell" offerings tab of the storefront in question, including any relevant messages of "insufficient funds"
3. (If applicable) The nonfunctional store block or connector. These images must contain timestamps within them to be considered valid. Those timestamps must show that the images were taken within 24 hours prior to submission.

Section D
Upon the completion of a valid Report of Economic Neglect, the main proprietor of the storefront in question shall be notified by the Comptroller, and given 72 hours from the time of notification to restock the storefront in question and submit a valid Report of Economic Maintenance to the Comptroller, as described in Section E.

The Comptroller shall be responsible for documenting this notification in an image or images with verifiable time stamps.

Section E
Reports of Economic Maintenance must be accompanied by a minimum of three images of the storefront offerings in question:

1. The "buy" offerings tab of the storefront in question
2. The "sell" offerings tab of the storefront in question
3. The cargo contained within the storefront, which must contain all items listed for sale in the storefront, at quantities at or exceeding the number listed for sale, as well as valid cargo space available for any purchase offers.

These images must contain timestamps within them to be considered valid. These timestamps must show that the images were taken after the Report of Economic Neglect. They must show items for sale or offers to purchase items.

Section F
In the event that 72 hours pass following proprietor notification as described in Section D, without that proprietor filing a Report of Economic Maintenance with the Comptroller, the Comptroller shall be empowered to contact ACME to bring a Motion for Eviction before the Planetary Council at the next regular session as Regular Business. At this time the Comptroller must also document a second Report of Economic Neglect, as described in Section C.

Section G
A Motion for Eviction shall require the Comptroller to present all documentation described in Sections C, D, and F to be considered valid, in addition to any relevant documentation or testimony they find appropriate. The storefront proprietor in question will be allowed to speak before the Council in their own defense, and present any evidence they may have, such as a valid Report of Economic Maintenance. The Planetary Council may then vote on the matter.

Section H
If a Motion for Eviction is passed by the Planetary Council, the lease of the storefront in question, along with all of its contents, shall become the sole property of ACME, and the proprietor in question shall be barred from leasing or subleasing at the next ARC Storefront Auction Cycle.

Section A
This regulation and all clauses contained within only apply to the definition of "valid" as it utilized in Section B of RekBot v2.17c's Economic Health Initiative.

Section B
The limitations on listing validity defined in Section D and Section E of this legislation shall only apply to listings of Ores, Ingots, Components, and Tools.

Section C
For the purposes of this legislation, Zone Chips, Common Tech, Rare Tech Capacitors, Rare Tech Generators, Exotic Tech Capacitors, Exotic Tech Generators, and Tau Contraband shall NOT be considered Components, and thus fall outside of the restrictions imposed herein.

Magnesium Powder and Silicon Wafers shall be defined as Ingots, and fall within the restrictions imposed herein.

Ice and Stone shall be defined as Ores, and fall within the restrictions imposed herein.

Tools include all tiers of welders, grinders, and drills that my be wielded by an engineer in a suit without the aid of a "grid". They do not include firearms.

Section D

In order for a sale offer (found in the "buy" tab) within a rented ARC storefront to be considered valid for the purposes of the REHI, the per-unit pricing of the commodity must not exceed 500% of the average valid listed price of the commodity within other rented ARC storefronts.

Section E

In order for a purchase offer (found in the "sell" tab) within a rented ARC storefront to be considered valid for the purposes of the REHI, the per-unit pricing must not be lower than 20% of the average valid listed price of the commodity within other rented ARC storefronts.


Section F

When making a Report of Economic Neglect against a storefront which has existing listings deemed invalid by the contents of this legislation, the Comptroller is required to provide adequate evidence and documentation of such, including a precise and accurate mathematical breakdown for each listing which is invalidated, and complete photo evidence of all other listings of the commodity found within rented ARC storefronts and their pricing. This evidence is bound by the same standards a Report of Economic Maintenance or Report of Economic Neglect must meet, as defined in the REHI.

Failure to do so invalidates the Report of Economic Neglect. Failure to do so additionally invalidates any Motion for Eviction put forward as a result of the process, without such a motion proceeding to vote.

Section G

Each rented ARC storefront only contributes a singular value towards calculating the average valid listed price of a commodity. In the event a singular storefront has more than one sale price listed for a commodity, the lower of the two values shall be used for sale offers (found in the "buy" tab of the storefront), and the higher of the two values shall be used for purchase offers (found in the "sell" tab of the storefront)

In Gamma, I propose that Buy-N-Large be given a contract to build a docking and civic space near the ARC to allow businesses to compete to develop and run their enterprises in this first trial area. While not allowed to operate stores, these areas would be aimed at factions and corporations operating office space, living quarters, parking facilities, and, of course, direct trade opportunities. Such as Fuel.

Under the ACME protection, this space will be a safe harbor as found around the ARC Station.

Section A
The BnL Office Park Space (from here "OPS") shall be permitted to contain storefront blocks. Store block privileges for a Lot and Tenant may only be granted via Motions for Commercial Tenancy (defined in Section B). Violation of the restrictions outlined in this legislation shall be grounds for removal of that particular Lot Tenant's store block privileges.

Section B
A Motion for Commercial Tenancy must clearly define the purpose, type, and number of Store Blocks a Tenant wishes to place upon their Lot in the OPS, and the Lot and Store Block must adhere to all Restrictions (Section C) and Construction Requirements (Section D) outlined in this legislation. Motions for Commercial Tenancy must include clauses for Monthly (defined as every 30 days) payments of a minimum of 1,000,000,000sc, with half of the payment being deposited in the Council Discretionary Fund, and the other half of the payment going directly to ACME itself.

Section C
Restrictions
-Store blocks within the OPS must be owned and managed by the primary tenant of the Lot.
-Store blocks within the OPS must be accessible to all visitors.
-Store blocks within the OPS must be limited to a clearly defined commodity or group of commodities that cannot be regularly and frequently traded at reasonable volume within ARC storefronts. (enforcement via Construction Requirements in Section D)
-It is the responsibility of the Lot Tenant or the party sponsoring their motion to clearly define the commodity or commodity grouping in question in their Motion for Commercial Tenancy.

Section D
Construction Requirements
-All access points to the conveyor network serviceable by the store block(s) in question must have functional, whitelist-mode conveyor sorters to be owned by ACME.
-The Conveyor Sorters in question may only allow the clearly defined commodity or commodity grouping to pass either in or out of the conveyor network in question.
-The Conveyor Sorters in question must allow the defined commodities both into and out of the conveyor network at all access points.
-Cargo containers within the conveyor network serviceable by the store block(s) in question may not be directly accessible to Engineers. All access faces must be either attached to a conveyor network with a requisite filter as described above, or completely blocked off.
-The conveyor network serviceable by the store block(s) in question must have a minimum of one functional, reasonably accessible Connector for ships to dock at.
-Store blocks within the OPS must be easily accessible to all visitors.

Section E
Once approved, a Motion for Commercial Tenancy may only be struck down by ACME directly, or by a motion put forward by ACME as Regular Business. The Appointed Comptroller shall be responsible for monitoring all Commercial Tenants.

Section A
As a singular standard ARC storefront does not possess the cargo capacity to stock or purchase greater than 2.5 million Kg of any given "Ore" commodity, even given the absence of other wares from the storefront in question, PAD asserts with this motion that the infrastructure provided aboard the ARC is insufficient for the trade of "Ores" at reasonable volume and frequency.

Section B
PAD motions that Ores include: Iron Ore, Nickel Ore, Cobalt Ore, Magnesium Ore, Silicon Ore, Silver Ore, Gold Ore, Platinum Ore, Tautanium Ore, Ice, and Stone, as they may all be directly "mined" from the environment within Draconis via either hand or ship-mounted drill, and must be "processed" in order to be directly utilized.

Section C
PAD shall have Commercial Tenancy Space in Lot 1 of the BnL Office Park Space for the purpose of facilitating the exchange and trade of Ores at a reasonable volume and frequency, in exchange for a monthly payment of 1 billion credits, half to be deposited in the Council Discretionary Fund, and the remainder to be claimed directly by ACME.

Section D
PAD seeks permission to operate 30 store blocks within the Lot, 2 for each of the 13 listed Ore commodities, with four in reserve for any such commodities that are frequently traded such that listing quantities greater than 5,799,952 units of a particular Ore for purchase or sale is required to service the needs of Draconis. Supporting documentation on why multiple store blocks are required per commodity may be found in Section E.

Section E
Non-binding documentation: A singular store block may only contain 29 concurrent orders for purchase or sale before requiring maintenance and replacement by ACME personnel. Orders for purchase and sale are limited to quantities of 99,999 units. As a result of the above, a singular store block may only service 2,899,971 units of exchange without being refreshed, which is a less than 20% improvement upon current ARC storefront capabilities. The allocation of two store blocks per ore type, with four in reserve to respond to demand, alleviates this issue significantly, and will allow the Ore Exchange Program to function at volumes the ARC cannot currently support.

Archive of Removed and Expired Regulations

Previously-recognized regulations can be found here.

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