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    A204 – MP Seat Changes Amendment 2017 (Second Reading)
    Proposed by: Saracen's Fez MP (Lab)
    Seconded by: TheDefiniteArticle MP (Lab), Bubs051213 MP (Lab), Kalail MP (Lab), LifeIsFine MP (Lib), Wolfmoon88 MP (Lab)

    This House would amend the Guidance Document as follows:

    Remove the following from the section 'MP Seat Allocation':

    4) MPs are not allowed to switch from one seat number to another seat number unless;
    a. a period of four weeks has passed
    b. the member is a proxy MP who has not been an MP for more than four consecutive weeks before becoming a proxy MP, unless a period of four weeks has passed since last serving as an MP for four consecutive weeks. For the purposes of this bill the election period does not count towards those four weeks of not being an MP.

    and replace it with the following:

    4) No user may transfer from being the permanent MP for one seat number to being the permanent MP for another seat number in a single day (= time between two daily updates).
    5) No seat may undergo more than one change of permanent occupant in a single day (= time between two daily updates).


    Changes for Second Reading
    Instead of removing the section entirely, the second reading proposes to institute a much less strict set of restrictions, namely that an MP may not swap from one seat to another on the same day. This is further clarified in stating that in practice an MP may not receive the update on one day as the MP for one seat and then receive the update on the following day as the MP for a different seat. This would continue to prohibit straight seat swaps done solely for turnout reasons but not ban other changes, which are more likely to be for legitimate reasons.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    A204 – MP Seat Changes Amendment 2017 (Second Reading)
    Proposed by: Saracen's Fez MP (Lab)
    Seconded by: Airmed MP (Lib), Bubs051213 MP (Lab), Kalail MP (Lab), LifeIsFine MP (Lib)

    This House would amend the Guidance Document as follows:

    Remove the following from the section 'MP Seat Allocation':

    4) MPs are not allowed to switch from one seat number to another seat number unless;
    a. a period of four weeks has passed
    b. the member is a proxy MP who has not been an MP for more than four consecutive weeks before becoming a proxy MP, unless a period of four weeks has passed since last serving as an MP for four consecutive weeks. For the purposes of this bill the election period does not count towards those four weeks of not being an MP.

    and replace it with the following:

    4) No user may transfer from being the permanent MP for one seat number to being the permanent MP for another seat number in a single day (= time between two daily updates).
    5) No seat may undergo more than one change of permanent occupant in a single day (= time between two daily updates).


    Changes for Second Reading
    Instead of removing the section entirely, the second reading proposes to institute a much less strict set of restrictions, namely that an MP may not swap from one seat to another on the same day. This is further clarified in stating that in practice an MP may not receive the update on one day as the MP for one seat and then receive the update on the following day as the MP for a different seat. This would continue to prohibit straight seat swaps done solely for turnout reasons but not ban other changes, which are more likely to be for legitimate reasons.
    Not sure you meant to put this in the government subforum.
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    I presume you can all see this.
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    Rakas21 this should be withdrawn, Airmed is no longer an MP and therefore it does not have the minimum number of seconders.
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    No, the use of permanent MP allows parties to move a permanent MP from one seat to proxy a seat where the voting record needs improving, which is why the amendment this is replacing uses the four week limit to stop MP changes altering a voting review result.
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    Saracen's Fez, not sure why the field for the notes is called second reading.

    I'll support this though.
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    I will second if necessary Rakas21 .


    Aye. Better than the status quo. Not perfect but I can't be arsed thinking of a better system.
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    (Original post by Connor27)
    Rakas21 this should be withdrawn, Airmed is no longer an MP and therefore it does not have the minimum number of seconders.
    Your correct which is why i gave Fez a day to find another. He found two and i have edited them in.

    Apologies for the error folks.
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    aye
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    This amendment is hereby in cessation.
 
 
 
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