There hasn't been any real suggestions for changes, so I think I am ready to formally propose the following bill to add a new chapter to the Legal Code to provide needed definitions for our governing documents:
A bill to create a Chapter 9 of the Legal Code and provide for general definitions of residency, citizenship, and governmental authorities in the legal documents of The North Pacific:
Chapter 9. General Declarations
This chapter will include laws that uniformly apply to all of the fundamental laws and institutions of The North Pacific.
Section 9.1. Residency and Citizenship.
1. Residency in The North Pacific (as opposed to any other region) includes any Nation who intends to reside within The North Pacific and be a part of the regional society; who conducts their in-game and off-site activity as a part of The North Pacific; and who identifies with The North Pacific as their home region.
2. A Nation that enters The North Pacific as a representative or agent of some other region at Nationstates.net or a multi-regional organization, or post as a out-of-region solicitor on the regional message board at Nationstates.net, lack the intention to become a resident.
3. A Nation that departs The North Pacific at Nationstates.net with the intention to return and resume residency and is acting for, or at the request of, the governmental authorities of The North Pacific has not abandoned their residency.
4. Citizenship in The North Pacific requires residency in The North Pacific. Citizenship may be further declared by registration on the regional forums, or by joining the Regional Assembly or the North Pacific Army.
5. A Nation may abandon their residency, and citizenship, in The North Pacific by departing The North Pacific at nationstates.net or by formally renouncing their residency or citizenship, or allowing that Nation to cease to exist.
Section 9.2. Governmental authorities
1. "Governmental authorities" refers to, without limitation, any institution, office or position of The North Pacific established under the Constitution or the Legal Code.