Article XXXI (31) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

Public Lands and Works

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Article XXXI (31) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

Public Lands and Works

Article XXXI (31): Public Lands and Works

    Commmentary: Article XXXI (31) covers public lands and works.

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Article XXXI (31): Public Lands and Works

Section 1. [powers of Congress]

    Clause 18: The Congress shall have power to exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for national parks, forests, preserves, monuments, cemetaries, wilderness areas, dams, public works, and other needful buildings.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section 8, Clause 17:] The Congress shall have Power … To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, byCession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;

Section 2. [Chancellor of Public Lands and Works]

    Clause 1: The Chancellor of Public Lands and Works shall be the chief executive of federal departments regarding public lands and works. He or she shall hold his or her office during the term of ten years, and be elected by the people of the Nation of Pacifica.

    Clause 2: No person shall be elected to the office of the Chancellor of Public Lands and Works more than once.

    Clause 3: The Congress may determine the time of voting for Chancellor of Public Lands and Works; which day shall be the same throughout the Nation of Pacifica.

    Clause 4: The terms of the Chancellor of Public Lands and Works shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the term of his or her successor shall then begin.

    Clause 5: Before he enter on the execution of his or her office, he or she shall take the following oath or affirmation:—“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of Chancellor of Public Lands and Works for the Nation of Pacifica, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica.”

    Clause 6: Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Chancellor of Public Lands and Works, the President shall nominate a Chancellor of public lands and works who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress. If the remainder of the term is less than three years, the new Chancellor of Public Lands and Works may run for reelection once.

    Clause 7: The Chancellor of Public Lands and Works shall, at stated times, receive for his or her services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he or she shall have been elected, and he or she shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the Nation of Pacifica, or any of the states.

    Clause 8: Should the a 55% majority of the Senate vote no confidence in the Chancellor of Public Lands and Works, the people shall vote on the Chancellor of Public Lands and Works at the next election. If the sitting Chancellor of Public Lands and Works receives the most votes, he or she shall continue to serve the remainder of his or her term. If another candidate receives the most votes, he or she shall become the new Chancellor of Public Lands and Works and serve the remainder of the term. If the remainder of the term is less than three years, the new Chancellor of Public Lands and Works may run for reelection once.

Section 3. [powers and duties of Chancellor of Public Lands and Works]

    Clause 1: The Chancellor of Public Lands and Works set policy regarding public lands and works; and he or she may require the opinion, in writing, of the officers in the public lands and works executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices.

    Clause 2: The Chancellor of Public Lands and Works shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and the President sitting at the time of the nomination, shall appoint public ministers and consuls and all other officers of the public lands and works executive departments, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, in the Chancellor of Public Lands and Works, or in the heads of departments.

    Clause 3: The Chancellor of Public Lands and Works shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session.

    Clause 4: The Chancellor of Public Lands and Works shall chair the Senate committees corresponding with public lands and works.

    Clause 5: The Chancellor of Public Lands and Works shall from recommend to Congress for consideration such measures as he or she shall judge necessary and expedient; and he or she shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed. The Chancellor of Public Lands and Works shall appear before each House of Congress from time to time as determined by each House to give information on public lands and works and answer questions from the members of each House.

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