Article XXXV (36) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

Commerce, Industry, and Trade

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Article XXXV (36) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

Commerce, Industry, and Trade

Article XXXV (36): Commerce, Industry, and Trade

    Commmentary: Article XXXV (36) covers commerce, industry, and trade.

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Article XXXV (36): Commerce, Industry, and Trade

Section 1. [powers of Congress]

    Clause 1: The Congress shall have power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states.

    Clause 2: The Congress shall have power to fix the standard of weights and measures.

    Clause 3: The Congress shall have power to establish post offices and post roads.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section 8, Clause 3:] The Congress shall have Power … To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section 8, Clause 5:] The Congress shall have Power … To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section 8, Clause 7:] The Congress shall have Power … To establish Post Offices and post Roads;

Section 2. [limitations on Congress]

    Clause 1: No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any state.

    Clause 2: No preference shall be given by any regulation of commerce or revenue to the ports of one state over those of another: nor shall vessels bound to, or from, one state, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay duties in another.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section 9, Clause 5:] No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section 9, Clause 6:] No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.

Section 3. [Chancellor of Commerce, Industry, and Trade]

    Clause 1: The Chancellor of Commerce, Industry, and Trade shall be the chief executive of federal departments regarding commerce, industry, and trade. 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 Commerce, Industry, and Trade more than once.

    Clause 3: The Congress may determine the time of voting for Chancellor of Commerce, Industry, and Trade; which day shall be the same throughout the Nation of Pacifica.

    Clause 4: The terms of the Chancellor of Commerce, Industry, and Trade 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 Commerce, Industry, and Trade 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 Commerce, Industry, and Trade, the President shall nominate a Chancellor of commerce, industry, and trade 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 Commerce, Industry, and Trade may run for reelection once.

    Clause 7: The Chancellor of Commerce, Industry, and Trade 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 Commerce, Industry, and Trade, the people shall vote on the Chancellor of Commerce, Industry, and Trade at the next election. If the sitting Chancellor of Commerce, Industry, and Trade 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 Commerce, Industry, and Trade and serve the remainder of the term. If the remainder of the term is less than three years, the new Chancellor of Commerce, Industry, and Trade may run for reelection once.

Section 4. [powers and duties of Chancellor of Commerce, Industry, and Trade]

    Clause 1: The Chancellor of Commerce, Industry, and Trade set policy regarding commerce, industry, and trade; and he or she may require the opinion, in writing, of the officers in the commerce, industry, and trade executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices.

    Clause 2: The Chancellor of Commerce, Industry, and Trade 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 commerce, industry, and trade 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 Commerce, Industry, and Trade, or in the heads of departments.

    Clause 3: The Chancellor of Commerce, Industry, and Trade 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 Commerce, Industry, and Trade shall chair the Senate committees corresponding with commerce, industry, and trade.

    Clause 5: The Chancellor of Commerce, Industry, and Trade 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 Commerce, Industry, and Trade shall appear before each House of Congress from time to time as determined by each House to give information on commerce, industry, and trade and answer questions from the members of each House.

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