RVS Session – 25 January 2020

Held on Saturday, 25 January 2020 in the Discord channel of the Reichsversammlung. Presided over by the Rt. Hon. Connor Stumperth, Speaker.

Members in attendance (in order of presence):
Rt. Hon. Connor Stumperth, Speaker
Rt. Hon. Edward Daniels, Vorsitzender
Hon. Hasan Çakar
Hon. James Frisch
Hon. Nicholas Kaos
Hon.
Austin Jaax
Hon. Domantas Magyla
Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker
Hon.
Nicholas Randouler

There was one bill presented to the Reichsversammlung during the day’s session.

Time period: 22:01 – 22:21 UTC
Presiding officer: Rt. Hon. Connor Stumperth, Speaker

A quorum was established.

Voter Fraud and Intimidation Repeal Bill (by the Hon. Deputy Speaker)
Aye: Stumperth, Kaos, Daniels, Frisch, Magyla, Jaax, Randouler, Renwick
Nay: None

Adjournment 
By unanimous consent

RVS Session – 18 January 2020

Held on Saturday, 18 January 2020 in the Discord channel of the Reichsversammlung. Presided over by the Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker; and later by the Rt. Hon. Connor Stumperth, Speaker.

Members in attendance (in order of presence):
Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker
Rt. Hon. Connor Stumperth, Speaker
Hon. Stephen Freayth
Hon. Hasan Çakar

Rt. Hon. Edward Daniels, Vorsitzender
Hon. Nicholas Kaos
Hon. Zarel Smith
Hon. James Frisch
Hon. Austin Jaax
 

There were two bills presented to the Reichsversammlung during the day’s session, along with two questions to the Vorsitzender.

Time period: 22:00 – 22:01 UTC
Presiding officer: Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker

A quorum was established.


Time period: 22:01 – 22:41 UTC
Presiding officer: Rt. Hon. Connor Stumperth, Speaker

Question to the Vorsitzender: Status of development of an Abeldane economy (by the Hon. Deputy Speaker)

Question to the Vorsitzender: Vorsitzender’s opinion on GUM membership referendum, in light of recent poll (by the Hon. Deputy Speaker)

Alternate Ministers of the Crown Bill (by the Hon. Freayth)
Aye: Frisch, Renwick, Kaos, Smith, Freayth, Daniels, Stumperth, Jaax, Çakar
Nay: None

Coinage Bill (by the Hon. Deputy Speaker)
Aye: Renwick, Stumperth, Jaax, Kaos, Daniels, Frisch, Smith, Çakar, Freayth
Nay: None

Adjournment 
By unanimous consent

RVS Session – 11 & 12 January 2020

Held on Saturday, 11 January 2020 in the Discord channel of the Reichsversammlung. Presided over by the Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker.

Members in attendance (in order of presence):
Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker
Rt. Hon. Edward Daniels, Vorsitzender
Hon. Stephen Freayth
Hon. Austin Jaax
Hon. Hasan Çakar
Hon. Zarel Smith
 

There was one bill presented to the Reichsversammlung during the day’s session.

Time period: 22:00 – 22:27 UTC
Presiding officer: Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker

A quorum was established.

Commonwealth of Essexia (Treaty) Bill (by the Rt. Hon. Vorsitzender)
Unable to be voted on due to being presented after 12 hour time limit

Briefing on the new Parliamentary act template  (by the Hon. Freayth )

Adjournment 
By unanimous consent


Held on Sunday, 12 January 2020 in the Discord channel of the Reichsversammlung. Presided over by the Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker.

Members in attendance (in order of presence):
Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker
Hon. James Frisch
Hon. Zarel Smith
Hon. Austin Jaax
Rt. Hon. Edward Daniels, Vorsitzender

There was one bill presented to the Reichsversammlung during the day’s session.

Time period: 02:24 – 02:30 UTC
Presiding officer: Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker

A quorum was established.

Commonwealth of Essexia (Treaty) Bill (by the Rt. Hon. Vorsitzender)
Aye: Renwick, Jaax, Daniels, Frisch, Jaax, Smith
Nay: None

Adjournment 
By unanimous consent

RVS Session – 5 January 2020

Held on Saturday, 5 January 2020 in the Discord channel of the Reichsversammlung. Presided over by the Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker.

Members in attendance (in order of presence):
Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker
Rt. Hon. Edward Daniels, Vorsitzender
Hon. Nicholas Kaos
Hon. Zarel Smith
Hon. James Frisch
Hon. Nicholas Randouler

Hon. Austin Jaax

There were three bills presented to the Reichsversammlung during the day’s session.

Time period: 22:00 – 23:09 UTC
Presiding officer: Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker

A quorum was established.

Copyright Bill (by the Rt. Hon. Vorsitzender)
Aye: Daniels, Renwick, Frisch, Jaax, Kaos, Smith
Nay: None

Copyright Infringement Amendment Bill (by the Rt. Hon. Vorsitzender)
Aye: Jaax, Renwick, Daniels, Kaos, Smith, Frisch
Nay: None

Abeldane Patent Office Bill (by the Rt. Hon. Vorsitzender)
Aye: Renwick, Frisch, Daniels, Kaos, Jaax, Smith
Nay: None

Adjournment 
By unanimous consent

His Imperial and Royal Exalted Majesty’s New Years Speech of 2019

Abeldanes –
Today I shall address you at the end of a productive year for our great nation. It could be said that the beginning of 2019 spelled difficulties for us, but certainly and equally it could be said that 2019 ended in the opposite fashion. We have seen some of the older generation leave, some return, and a new generation of Abeldane citizen blossom during the year.
This year, two Reichsversammlungs passed a hugely record breaking tally of 49 pieces of legislation. These kinds of legislative activities are the defining factor of what makes Abelden great – I am certain, as I have said on many occasions, that no other micronation could come close to boasting of the level of legislative activity Abelden generates. The Empire has grown to include a new state, Tusmore, the first of its kind to be created through popular support. Other states, like Morgannwg and Demirelia, have received new leases of life and certainly look to become integral, active centers in the Empire. Furthermore, activity in Abelden has prospered much to the degree that we were only dreaming of at the end of 2018. With four active Federal parties, alongside six state level parties, no other nation could lay claim to being the political epicentre of micronationalism. This, however, is something the Abeldane Empire can boast.
It is true, that there have been some trials and tribulations this year. We can look back on events like the Behemoth affair, however, with great pride – because ultimately the Empire survived and continued to look towards the future. This, I cannot express enough, is something I am extremely proud of. Abelden cannot be broken, and the Empire has not faltered yet.
I would like to make special mention this year to our incumbent Vorsitzender – Edward Daniels. Mr. Daniels has shown himself to be a model citizen, one of true prestige and honour. His work this year has been integral to the success of Abelden has a whole, and he shall be remaindered as perhaps one of, if not the, most successful Vorsitzender’s in our long and storied history. I would further like to mention the abilities of Stephen Freayth, who continually has aided my Imperial affairs this year, as he does every year, and ensure that the Empire runs smoothly. Alongside them, I would like to thank my Consort, Sian, for keeping me sane and true this year during difficult times. These three, certainly, have helped to make the Abeldane Empire what it is today in what is no doubt a golden age.
I’d like to thank the last two Reichsversammlungs for their hard work in governing and legislating – in particular Nicholas Randouler, Connor Stumperth, Chase Nanatovitsch, Patrick Renwick and Zarel ‘Zedy’ Smith for putting in consistent and regular effort in attending the RVS. I would like to thank Austin Jaax for serving an admirable term as Leader of the Opposition. I am extremely proud of the way these Abeldanes have conducted themselves this year, certainly, they will be remembered too as extremely important to the success of Abelden as a whole.
Thank you all for giving your time and effort to our humble nation. I feel this year we have proven that the Abeldane Empire is a force to be reckoned, and that we should be remembered as one of the most successful micronations in history. Of this, I am certain.
Bless Abelden, and bless you all.
Signed –
His Imperial and Royal Exalted Majesty, Newton

Imperial Birthday and Christmas honours list

Awards:

Chase Nanatovich – Knight of the Abeldane Order

Erich Thaller  – Officer of the Abeldane Order

Robert Dickson – Officer of the Abeldane Order

Connor Stumperth  – Knight of the Order of Saint Bartholomew

Hasan Çakar  – Knight of the Order of Saint Bartholomew

Patrick Renwick – Knight Penguin Commander of the Order of the Emperor Penguin

John Bercow – Knight of the Order of the Two Eagles

Titles:

Nicholas Randouler  – Viscount Randouler

Connor Stumperth  – Earldom of Lawlingport

Note: The Order of the Two Eagles is an award given jointly by H.I.&R.E.M The Emperor And H.I.M The Emperor of Paravia.

RVS Session – 21 December 2019

Held on Saturday, 21 December 2019 in the Discord voice channel of the Reichsversammlung. Presided over by the Rt. Hon. Connor Stumperth, Speaker; and later by the Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker.

Members in attendance (in order of presence):
Rt. Hon. Connor Stumperth, Speaker
Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker

Rt. Hon. Edward Daniels, Vorsitzender
Hon. Chase Nanatovich
Hon. Stephen Freayth

There was one bill presented to the Reichsversammlung during the day’s session and one motion, along with four filibusters.

Time period: 22:02 – 22:47 UTC
Presiding officer: Rt. Hon. Connor Stumperth, Speaker

A quorum was established.

Imperial Assent Bill (by the Hon. Deputy Speaker)
Aye: Renwick, Stumperth, Daniels, Nanatovich, Freayth 
Nay: None 

Motion: That Robert Dickson be allowed to observe the proceedings of the Reichsversammlung (by the Rt. Hon. Speaker) 
Aye: Renwick, Stumperth, Daniels, Nanatovich, Freayth   
Nay: None  

Filibuster: Reading of “Civil Rights or Law and Order? An assessment of police philosophy on the concept of the ‘disorderly citizen’ in 20th century European protest policing” (by HI&REM The Emperor)

Filibuster: Saying of the word “Gaming” repeatedly for 10 minutes (by James Frisch, observer)

Filibuster: Reading of “Green eggs and ham” (by the Hon. Deputy Speaker)

Filibuster: Playing of “Take me home, country roads” (by HI&REM The Emperor)


Time period: 21:21 – 21:22 UTC
Presiding officer: Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker

Adjournment 
By unanimous consent

RVS Session – 14 December 2019

Held on Saturday, 14 December 2019 in the Discord channel of the Reichsversammlung. Presided over by the Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker; and later by the Rt. Hon. Connor Stumperth, Speaker.

Members in attendance (in order of presence):
Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker
Rt. Hon. Edward Daniels, Vorsitzender
Hon. Zarel Smith
Rt. Hon. Connor Stumperth, Speaker
Hon. Chase Nanatovich
Hon. Nicholas Kaos

There was one bill presented to the Reichsversammlung during the day’s session and one further point of further business.

Time period: 22:01 – 22:02 UTC
Presiding officer: Hon. Patrick Renwick, Deputy Speaker


Time period: 22:02 – 22:47 UTC
Presiding officer: Rt. Hon. Connor Stumperth, Speaker

A quorum was established.

State Jurisdiction Bill (by the Rt. Hon. Vorsitzender)
Aye: Daniels, Stumperth, Renwick, Kaos, Smith, Stumperth
Nay: Nanatovich

Point of further business: further determination of date of the Christmas voice quorum and dissolution of the 11th Reichsversammlung. (by the Hon. Deputy Speaker)

Adjournment 
By unanimous consent