Welcome to the Office of Assembly Affairs. This Office is jointly managed by the Office of the Chair and the Legislator Committee. Legislators are encouraged to ask any question or make any comment to these two institutions in this thread.
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Legislators should only apply for a Leave of Absence (LoA) in this topic. If unable to do so, or if the reasons for requesting leave are of a sensitive and private nature, Legislators may privately request an LoA from the Chair.
Barring extenuating circumstances as determined by the Chair, Legislator Status will be revoked from any Legislator who has not been granted an LoA and who misses more than half the Assembly votes that have occured in a calendar month, provided at least two votes occurred. Such revocations will take place within the first week of the following calendar month.
**Start Date:** **End Date:** **Reason(s):**
A Leave of Absence permits exemption from Assembly voting activity requirements for a calendar month.
Legislators should only request a Leave of Absence if they believe they may miss more than half the Assembly votes during a calendar month.
Except under exceptional circumstances, a Leave of Absence should not cover more than one calendar month.
Should legislators require an extension of their Leave of Absence, they should request an extension in this thread.
Legislators are not expected to be completely absent during Leave of Absence and may participate in discussion and voting.
A Leave of Absence does not cover the requirement to maintain a nation in TSP. Nations should be set on vacation mode during absences.
The following points are intended as general guidelines, and the Chair may exercise leniency. However, all Legislators should attempt to abide by them so as to ensure an orderly operation of the Assembly.
First offence — Warning by the Chair.
Subsequent offence — Further penalties including, but not limited to, suspension of Legislator privileges.
Frequent suspensions may be grounds for ineligibility if found appropriate in a fair trial by the High Court.
Gravedigging — Gravedigging is the act of posting in a thread which has seen a significant period of inactivity—typically a month or more. If a Legislator wishes to restart the discussion, they should create a new thread and post a link in the Opening Post (O.P.) to the previous discussion.
Bumping — Bumping is to post in a thread to bring attention back to the discussion. It differs from gravedigging by the amount of time. Generally speaking, bumping a thread which is two to three weeks old is acceptable.
Disorderly Conduct — Legislators are to behave respectfully at all times. Degrading, rude, or otherwise inappropriate comments which occur in either within the Assembly’s sub-forum or the Legislators’ Lounge on Discord is not acceptable and will be acted upon by the Chair.
Voting — Legislators should cast their vote using the poll found in the voting topic. If unable to do so, Legislators should reply in the topic with ‘Aye,’ ‘Nay,’ or ‘Abstain.’ Do not vote by both poll and post. Legislators should not comment in the voting topic; they should do so in the linked debate topic.
- Foreign Affairs Committee [FACom] — An Assembly committee which looks over Foreign Affairs.
- Domestic Affairs Committee [DACom] — An Assembly committee which looks over Domestic Affairs.
- Defence Committee [DECom] — An Assembly committee which looks over Defence and Military Affairs.
- Chair Guide — An in-depth guide to Chair duties
- Legislators’ Guide to the Assembly — A comprehensive general guide to the Assembly
- List of Historical Chairs — A list of former Chairs of the Assembly
- Legislator Roster — Spreadsheets with historical votes and all current legislators
- Assembly Discussions — Spreadsheets with the list of discussions in the Assembly
- Gazette Subscription Service — Gameside Assembly Ping Signups
- Assembly Slite Site — Resource centre for all templates and other general content
- Law and Treaty Index — An index of laws, treaties, and resolutions in the South Pacific
- Press Gallery — A place for legislators to post press releases and statements
- Get Involved — Information on how to apply for legislatorship