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7th Parliament of WolvHaven
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Overview
Term 8 July 2017 - 30 September 2017
Election General Election of WolvHaven, July 2017
Government United Progressive Coalition
Type
Type Bicameral
Houses Senate
House of Representatives
House of Representatives
Seats 15
Government
Opposition
Crossbench
Speaker of the House Ninjabob1797
Leader of the House _Bromley
Prime Minister Minebuilder1223
Leader of the Opposition Autobus22
Senate
Seats 8
Government
  • N/A
Opposition
Crossbench
Presiding Officer SilverWolv
Attorney General Endermat96
Leader of the Opposition
in the Senate
_Ezzo
Sovereign
President HE, SilverWolv
Meeting Place
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Provisional Parliament House, Laboratory
Website
http://wolvhaven.net/parliament

The 7th Parliament of WolvHaven was a meeting of the legislative branch of the WolvHaven Government, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. It met in the provisional Parliament House in Laboratory from 8 July 2017 to 30 September 2017. The July 2017 general election gave the United Progressive Coalition of the      Party for Gardellia,      South Gardellian National Party and      The Centre control of the House of representatives, allowing their leader minebuilder1223 to take office as the 3rd Prime Minister of WolvHaven. Meanwhile, the      National Conservative Party will support the government and the      Honest and Green Party &      Democratiam form the opposition coalition and      Rockham Constituency Party remain neutral to either side of the house.

Legislation

  • On 8 August 2017, the Marriage For All act was passed, legalizing same-sex marriage in WolvHaven.
  • On 8 August 2017, the Sherlock Homes Follow Up act was passed, resulting in an increase in the number of home teleports each member on the server could have by at least 2.
  • On 8 August 2017, the Wiki Cleanup Act was passed and is expected to take effect in 8 October 2017 where low quality wiki pages would be deleted and pages with insufficient content be merged together.
  • On 8 August 2017, the Anti-Alt for Driving Exam Act was passed, making alternate accounts ineligible for WolvHaven Metro train driver licenses.
  • On 22 September 2017, the Citizen Screenshot Regulation Act was passed, making it mandatory for new citizens to provide a full uncropped image of the end of the citizen test when applying for citizenship.
  • On 28 September 2017, the Parliament Term Revision Act was passed, extending parliamentary terms to 6 months after the next general election
  • On 28 September 2017, the Gardellia Abandoned Claims Act was passed, introducing new law regarding abandoned claims in Gardellia
  • On 28 September 2017, the Gardellia Green Belt Act was passed, making it such that green belts could be placed around rapidly growing towns/cities in Gardellia
  • On 30 September 2017, the Parliament Voting Regulation Act was passed, making votes via dynmap or discord invalid and players on mobile applications being unable to vote
  • On 30 September 2017, the Architect Reward Scheme Act was passed, allowing architects to be recognized for their contributions in the form of monetary rewards in WolvHaven dollars from members of staff.
  • On 30 September 2017, the Gardellia Federalisation & Council Establishment Act was passed, making WolvHaven a federation and establishing a Parliament in Gardellia to tackle Gardellian issues such as infrastructure.

Notable Events

1st Session of Parliament - 8 July 2017

The state opening of the 7th Parliament of WolvHaven was held on the 8th July 2017. It is also the first parliament term with the president's speech which is written by the coalition government outlying the plans which the government has. The state opening of the 7th Parliament of WolvHaven is also the first to have ceremonies such as the black rod. This ceremony starts off with the president in the senate chamber asking the black rod to send a message to the House of Representatives that he desires their attendance in the senate chamber. The gentleman usher of the black rod will then walk out of the senate chamber, across the building towards the House of Representatives chamber. Upon approaching the chamber, the doors are slammed shut in the usher of the black rod's face. To which the usher of the black rod uses the black rod to knock on the doors 3 times and the door is opened. The black rod walks in and asks members of the House of Representatives to attend to the president in the senate chamber and walks out afterwards with the sergeant at arms removing the ceremonial mace from the table and proceeds to the senate chamber holding the mace, followed by the speaker of the house, the prime minister and the leader of the opposition, elected members then unelected members. The mace is handed over to a parliamentary clerk before entering the senate chamber. Once all members are inside the senate chamber, the president will deliver the president's speech.

6th Session of Parliament - 16 September 2017

Originally scheduled to be the second last parliament session of the term, it would soon become the parliament session with the largest amount of drama so far at its time. The      Honest and Green Party (HGP) queued a total of 5 bills together with the      Democratiam (DEM) queuing an additional 2 bills. This meant that the maximum amount of time the session would run was 3.5 hours. It was also the first session where a new first reading vote was introduced to save parliament time in the event a bill which would be deemed as a waste of parliament time was tabled.

As many of the parliamentary staff were unavailable that day, parliament was understaffed with only the speaker and 1 clerk. Usually it would be the speaker along with 2 clerks - one to man each voting lobby to record the votes.

Allegations soon flew across the house by the leader of the opposition accusing the United Progressive Coalition (UPG) and the      National Conservative Party (NCP) that they were voting out the bills tabled by the HGP based on the party and opinion and was not in accordance of the purpose of the first reading vote. The leader of the opposition was also seen interrupting several calls by calling out several invalid points of order. This eventually led to members of the      South Gardellian National Party (SGNP) provoking the leader of the opposition by jeering against him at some points of the debate.

Several unparliamentary remarks were made throughout the session, of which the most notable was the leader of the opposition calling the Speaker a "muppet". All of this eventually boiled over when there was a disagreement over whether the HGP MP Ardyle's vote was to be counted or not. The leader of the opposition lashed out at the clerks & UPG. Autobus22 would become the first leader of the opposition to be removed from the chamber by the speaker in WolvHaven Parliament History.

A parliamentary inquiry into the session was carried out after the leader of the opposition accused the speaker and clerk over several wrongdoings including but not limited to not honoring the 5 minute speech cap time and that bills were brought to voting too early. However, the report published showed that the speaker had no wrongdoing and was was carrying out his tasks properly.

There was also a lot of public backlash against the leader of the opposition over his lack of understanding towards the speaker and the clerk as parliament sessions started at midnight for the speaker and 10pm for the clerk. He was labelled as being unreasonable and having too high of an expectation from people.

The Prime Minister, minebuilder1223 also recalled his experience as being a parliamentary clerk - describing it as a "bloody stressful job" when "MPs don't behave properly".

Members

House of Representatives

Seats: 15

Speaker:

  •      Independent Ninjabob1797
  •      Independent SilverWolv, President, Senator (Deputy Speaker)

MPs:

Government (Coalition):

Opposition (Coalition):

Opposition:

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Senate

Seats: 8

President:

  •      Independent SilverWolv, President, Senator

Senators:

  •      Independent SilverWolv, President, Senator
  •      Independent Nixholas, Senator
  •      Independent y0urs_Tru1y, Senator
  •      Independent Carew, Senator
  •      Independent Axton, Senator
  •      Pure Haven Party ROM5419, Senator
  •      Pure Haven Party Endermat96, Senator
  •      National Conservative Party _ezzo, Senator, MP

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