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A243 – Item Procedure Amendment
Proposer: LPK MP (Labour Party)
Seconded by: Saracen's Fez (Liberal Democrat), Theloniouss (Citizen's Party), 04MR17 (Citizen's Party), Iñigo de Loyola (Conservative Party)

That the guidance document be amended as follows:

In the 'Item Procedure' section, insert the following amendment:

11) If the proposer of an item has been temporarily or permanently banned from the community and/or MHoC, or they have deleted their account, any of their pending items which have not been designated as a 'joke item' will automatically be sent to division by the speaker.
a) The speaker must send the latest reading of that item to division within its cessation period.
b) If the item has a seconder, that individual will assume responsibility for either withdrawing the item, or sending it to division without further amendment.
b.1) The seconder will be the individual or party listed immediately after the primary author of the item.
b.2) If the seconder is a party, the party leader will assume the responsibility of the seconder.

NotesThis amendment would authorise either the Speaker or a seconder to send a pending item to division when the primary author of that item is no longer able to provide that instruction. The drafting of this amendment was inspired by B1612 (School Uniform Governance Bill 2020) which received support across parties at second reading but had to be withdrawn. By passing this amendment, we would provide a mechanism for any pending items to achieve a resolution by member's of this House, and avoid items being lost because of factors which occur beyond the game itself. The amendment contains strict parameters on what the Speaker or seconder may do with items, thus ensuring that it cannot be altered beyond the intent of the primary author at the time of their participation in the game. Whilst it is hoped that this amendment would be rarely used, it is nevertheless an important option to have if and when such scenarios do arise, however infrequently they may be.

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Aye, of course
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Apologies for the delay getting this submitted to the House. I had intended to get it sent shortly after A242 passed, but the last few weeks have been hectic at work so it completely slipped my mind until earlier today. >.<

Unsurprisingly, tis an aye from me.
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Aye! Some of the drama afterwards would have been avoided had this existed
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I had totally forgotten about this :laugh:

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Aye.
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Aye, House procedure should generally operate in favour of facilitating debate and enabling votes on items.
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I'd forgotten I'd agreed to second this but I certainly support it!
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no. i can’t see a reason for continuing a bill if the author is no longer a part of the party. this wouldn’t happen in real life and we are supposedly the ‘Model House of Commons’.
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Mr Speaker, i have decided to oppose this motion on the basis that the status-quo provides a perfectly acceptable disincentive to associate with members likely to get themselves banned and in that sense also provides an incentive to modify their own behavior.

In essence, this tries to fix a problem which i don't really consider to exist.
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Division,clear the lobbies!
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