|Laws of the Viceroyalty of Bravia|
The laws of the Viceroyalty of Bravia pertain to every creature residing in or traveling within its borders. All creatures, regardless of place of residence, must adhere to the laws as set forth in this document. Failure to do so may result in prosecution up to the fullest extent allowed by law.
I. Treason- Treason is defined as betraying or engaging in an act of aggression and/or spying against the government of Bravia or her people. (Said government includes the republic's lands, mines, resources, towns, seas, cathedrals, castle, boundaries, nodes, citizens, but is not limited to these listed only.)
Examples of Specific treasonous actions include:
Should any Traitor(s) to the Republic of Bravia believe his or her (their) court case ruling has been too severe to suit the crime committed, he or she may ask for a redress by the Higher Court of the Mages known as the Judicial Appeals Court of the Kingdoms.
II. Betrayal – Crimes of Betrayal are illegal and punishment may range from mild to serious. Betrayal may be categorized as:
III. Public Disorder – Public Disorder is illegal and may result in mild to serious charges at the discretion of the Judge and based on damages. Crimes of Public Disorder may include:
IV. Market Laws – Laws governing markets and market transactions shall be left up to the individual towns. The Viceroyalty makes no requirement to have market laws at this time. However, the Viceregal Court shall uphold any market laws established by the town as long as the laws are stickied in the town forum and clearly titled as Town Laws. Violations of town market laws will be prosecuted by the Viceregal Court and judged as mild to serious depending on the extent of damages.
V. Election Assistance Policy - Lists running for office may request assistance with election fees paid to the Viceroyalty. The Finance Minister will review such requests as they are presented with approval being determined based on citizenship and public record of the list leader. In the event that a request is denied and the list leader wishes to appeal, s/he may petition the Viceroy. Acceptance of the financial assistance is a contract with the Viceroyalty, with the agreement that the funds provided are for the exclusive use of paying administrative costs to the Viceroyalty for the election list. The Finance Minister can choose the best method of payment after approval of the refund request.
For all crimes and offenses, whether listed in statute or not, the court of Bravia has a responsibility to see justice for all. Any person may petition the court (via the prosecutor) to obtain satisfaction of an offense. The prosecutor is responsible to decide whether to bring the case or not, based on the strength of the evidence and whether the case would bring or deny justice. If brought, the judge will decide the case and punishment fairly, using his own good sense, previous case precedent & comparable decisions, if any.
VII. Changes to Bravian Law
Only legally elected councilors have the authority to change laws by a simple majority vote, following the procedure and rules for voting laid out in the Constitution.
|At day 50 of the term, the Viceroy will issue cash grants or have checks issued valued at 300 Fz to those councilors deemed to have successfully fulfilled their responsibilities. These councilors will have provided notice of absence, and had few or no instances of failing to check their offices or perform their assigned duties. Disagreement with the Viceroy in debate, public or private, does not constitute a legitimate reason to refuse to pay councilors for their service. If a councilor is denied payment, that creature may appeal to the council on day 51 of the term. A later appeal is only acceptable if the Viceroy has failed to perform the duty of issuing payment, or if the creature was in retreat on day 51 of the term. A simple majority vote of the council in favor of paying the petitioning councilor will permit the FM to then issue payment to the creature in question.|
At day 50 of the term, if the Viceroy wishes to seek payment for service, the Viceroy will open a vote in council following the rules laid out in the Constitution to approve or deny payment to the Viceroy. A simple majority approving will permit the FM to issue payment.
All payments should be issued prior to the end of the relevant term.