Proposed Change to CDSL 17-01 Citizen Notification Act

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Proposed Change to CDSL 17-01 Citizen Notification Act

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The RA proposes changes to CDSL 17-01 Citizen Notification Act. The intent is to better reflect practicalities, clarify language, and allow for a more efficient workflow. Changes are intended to insert timeframes for agendas, budgets, and proposals. During RA meetings, we have decided that proposed changes should be posted to this forum for discussion, before further legislative action is taken. Please consider the current law, changes proposed, and help draft new language.

The current law, https://cdsdemocracy.org/code-of-laws-2/
"1. Posting information on the CDS forums and via in world notices will be considered to be sufficient notification to citizens of changes which affect them.

2. Citizens will be given at least 30 days notice of such changes.

3. This Act shall not apply to notice of meetings provided that any action taken at the meeting is ineffective for thirty days under this Act to allow citizen comment and requests for revision.

4. This Act shall apply only to general, public actions, and not to private actions (such as covenant enforcement and foreclosure for not paying tier)



Passed 30 June 2012, amended 4 August 2012"
During the 25-February RA meeting we had a productive discussion about changes to this law, transcript of this meeting here: http://forums.slcds.info/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8867

Proposed changes to CDSL 17-01:

• Laws take Effect as soon as they are Written to the Portal
• "Posting" means in-world to the CDS group with attached notecard and in the appropriate Forums
• Proposed budgets must be Posted at least 7 days before the RA may vote to approve
• Proposed laws or amendments to laws must be posted for a minimum of 7 days before being voted on
• All other actions of the RA, including agendas that specify proposals and administrative discussion must be posted 24 hours before meeting time

During this meeting, we determined that some clarification on the word "post" is necessary to avoid confusion. To resolve this confusion, we propose a second term, "write".

Definitions:

Post/Posting - Notifications and discussions are "posted" to this forum and in-world via the CDS group.

Write/Written - A law takes effect once it is "written" to the Portal, cdsdemocracy.org under Code of Laws.

Usage: Meeting times, agendas, budgets, and proposed laws are "Posted". Laws are "Written" to the Portal to become Effective

New proposed text for CDSL 17-01:
1. Posting information on the CDS forums and via in-world notice with attached notecard to the CDS group will be considered to be sufficient notice of changes which affect citizens.

2. This Act shall apply only to general, public actions, and not to private actions (such as covenant enforcement and foreclosure for not paying tier)

3. Laws take Effect as soon as they are Written to the Portal

4. Proposed budgets must be Posted at least 7 days before the RA may vote to approve

5. Proposed laws or amendments to laws must be Posted for a minimum of 7 days before a vote on the law may be taken

6. All other actions of the RA, including agendas that specify proposals and administrative discussion must be Posted at least 24 hours before the scheduled meeting time

7. Definition: "Posting" is an in-world notice to the CDS group with attached notecard and a discussion topic in the relevant CDS Forum at forums.slcds.info

8. Definition: "Writing" is publishing to the Portal, cdsdemocracy.org under Code of Laws

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