Minor Nitpick Election Bill

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  1. Dinoium

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    It seems there is an unneeded character within the Legal Code, so I propose the following. As a note, you might not see the difference so best to read the annotations.
     
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    finally. Can we nix this thing already?
     
  3. Dinoium

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    Yes. I'm not using hopefully because I can promise you we can get rid of this random character in our Legal Code.
     
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    Are there any other nitpicky things like that we can take out at the same time? I think a long time ago something like this came up and I asked SillyString about it and she suggested a typographical fixes amendment that just kind of cleaned all that stuff up at once.
     
  5. Artemis

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    I feel I have seen some laws in other regions that allow whoever updates the laws to fix minor spelling and formatting issues without there being a need to pass a law for it.
     
  6. Syrixia

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    Do we have such a law? If not, perhaps one should be drafted and passed.
     
  7. Artemis

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    I’d be in favor of allowing the Speaker to make updates and clearly post what was updated in a spoiler.

    Minor Updates:
    This is where the change would be posted using the In/Out function.
     
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    We used to have such a law, as I recall, but it was removed due to concerns over minor changes in language that supposedly minor grammar fixes could entail. At this point the Speaker can only change things like numbering - the full list is in the legal code's preamble.
     
  9. Great Bights Mum

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    But, but nitpicking is our job. Sometimes changing just a comma can change the meaning of a law. Allowing the speaker to make minor edits is not a responsibility we should be delegating.
     
  10. Dinoium

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    For the General Election Section, I don't think I can think of anymore but I'm open to suggestions and I'll check to see if I should fix anything else.
    Yeah I agree. Nitpicking is the RA's job and I think that's good.
     
  11. Artemis

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    I can see changing a comma changing the meaning of a law and it’s applications. But perhaps a formatting clause to allow formatting corrections wouldn’t be a bad idea.
     
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    What would constitute "formatting"? Would making a clause present, but invisible (via sizing it down or setting the color to the background color) constitute "formatting"?
     
  13. Sil Dorsett

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    This whole thing is honestly absolutely pointless. The last bill that touched the clause in question did not have the error as part of its text. Why can't we just instruct the speaker or administration to correct the error and be done with this, especially when the error in question has absolutely no impact on the implementation of the law?
     
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  14. Artemis

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    Seeing as the two characters referenced in this bill were not part of previous legislation passed in this body and were posted in error to the legal code, I have removed the two characters from the LC. This bill is no longer germaine as there is nothing to be edited further in this section.