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.

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.

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 10km of a KoTH Point.

Planetary roe is extended to 50km from the center of the planet for lesser celestial objects such as moons, and up to 100km from the center of the planet for major celestial objects such as planets.

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.

+ faction members must identify themselves in one of two ways:

A) All grids belonging to a + faction which have more than two guns must keep beacons on to at least 3km. This is at the edge of the current longest gun in the game, and is intended to reduce the confusion when attempting to identify other players/grids.

B) Players have the option to respond to a hail from the other party within 60 seconds. If no response is received, the grid/player can be attacked with no risk of deregistration.

B does not supersede A. If a player hails another while further away than 3km, there is no need to respond to the hail if beacons/antennas are up to at least 3km. If the grid is attacked, the risk of deregistration is applicable for the attacker despite the hail not being responded to.

1. All miners are allowed to freely mine in the belt (including minus factions).

2. The belts are henceforth demilitarized zones, with the exception of RSE and those approved by RSE . If you wish to bring a combat ship into the belt and help enforce these regulations, you must ask our permission and be given a permit.

3. RSE ships will patrol the belt in order to enforce these regulations and protect miner rights. If a ship is found to be in violation of the above regulation, they will be interdicted and given a warning to depart the belt.

4. Firing on miners/peaceful belt dwellers will be met with immediate force.

5. In the case that an aggressor fires on a peaceful belter and gets away, a fine will be administered. This may consist of the destruction of one or more ships (depending on the severity of the transgression) at a later date if the fine is not paid.

6. The 15km radius around the Nekkros Space KoTH is a free fire zone, and the above regulations do not apply.

Each faction may own only 1 ARC store and sublet only 1 store. Those with more than 2 currently shall be able to complete their current leases with no penalties.

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
2. The "sell" offerings tab of the storefront in question
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.

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.

Archive of Removed and Expired Regulations

Previously-recognized regulations can be found here.

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