Comitia Centuriata Session IX called to order Nov 23

The Session IX of the COMITIA CENTURIATA is to be called to order on November 23, 2020.

An Augur recognized by the Res Publica will take the Auspices.

The location of this meeting will be online in the Main Forum located here: http://romanrepublic.org/roma/fora/forum/main-forum

The FIRST order of business

To elect the following maior magistrates lead the Res Publica in 2021.

TWO CONSULES (MANAGERS) ARE TO BE ELECTED

This magistrate is the acting leader of the administrative staff of the Roman Republic and the primary public representative of our community during their term.

Duties of the Consules are listed in LEX CURIATORUM: On the Consul

In short, the CONSULES are responsible for the following:

  1. Chiefly responsible for overseeing all other elected and unelected magistrates and to ensure their respective duties are being completed. If these duties are not being realized the consules are to appoint persons to fulfil these duties or accomplish these duties themselves.
  2. Responsible for organizing or finding a proxy to organize the festival Feriae Latinae in April
  3. Must call and chair the Comitia Centuriata and Comitia Tributa to elect censores, consuls, praetors, curule aediles and quaestors for the following year
  4. Is to coordinate and oversee moderation of all online venues operated by the Roman Republic through the Censores and Praetores and other ad hoc delegates.
  5. Is to work with regional chapters (provinces) and reenactment groups to ensure they are supported and active
  6. Can summon the senate, introduce items to the senate, set senate agenda, and chair senate in accordance to the bylaws
  7. Responsible together with the Praetores for overseeing and directing the activities of the Aranearius (webmaster) of the Roman Republic
  8. Holds imperium
    1. Only those with imperium may revoke citizenship
  9. May wear the toga praetexta for life at official events
  10. A consul may veto the actions of their colleague and any other elected magistrates with the exception of the Tribunes
  11. Serve a 1-year term starting January 1

Prerequisites to stand as a Consular candidate:

  1. Be in good standing (Optimo Iure) and have paid tax class I, II, III, IV, or V as a minimum
  2. The highest office previously served must be one of the following:
    1. Censor
    2. Consul
    3. Consular Tribune
    4. Praetor
    5. Princeps Senatus
    6. Any citizen who paid class I tax in the year elected or is of the equestrian order is eligible
    7. Curule Aedile, Plebeian Aedile, Quaestor, Tribune
      1. Must have paid tax class of IV or lower in the year elected

TWO PRAETORES (ASSOCIATE MANAGERS) ARE TO BE ELECTED

This magistrate is the acting deputy leader of the administrative staff of the Roman Republic.

Duties of the Praetores are listed in LEX CURIATORUM: On the Praetor 

In short, the PRAETORES are responsible for the following:

  1. Responsible for mediating disputes in cases between two citizens and the primary moderator of the fora of the Roman Republic.
  2. Responsible for organizing the Ludi Apollinares
  3. Responsible for updating all records on the Roman Republic website and supervising the Aranearius (webmaster)
  4. Is to work with regional chapters (provinces) and reenactment groups to ensure they are supported and active
  5. Is to direct the Roman Republic’s social media accounts and lead a team of quaestores and aediles towards this task.
  6. A praetor may veto the actions of their colleague and any junior ranked elected magistrates in accordance with the bylaws
  7. Can summon the senate, introduce items to the senate, set senate agenda, and chair senate in accordance to the bylaws
  8. Responsible together with the Praetores for overseeing and directing the activities of the Aranearius (webmaster) of the Roman Republic
  9. Holds imperium
    1. Only those with imperium may revoke citizenship
  10. May wear the toga praetexta for life at official events
  11. Serve a 1-year term starting January 1

Prerequisites to stand as a Praetorial candidate:

  1. Be in good standing (Optimo Iure) and have paid tax class I, II, III, IV, or V as a minimum
  2. The highest office previously served must be one of the following:
    1. Censor
    2. Consul
    3. Consular Tribune
    4. Praetor
    5. Princeps Senatus
    6. Curule Aedile
    7. Plebeian Aedile
    8. Tribune
    9. Any citizen who paid class I or II tax in the year elected or is of the equestrian order is eligible
    10. Quaestor
      1. Must have paid tax class of IV or lower in the year elected

TWO CENSORES (SECRTARIES) ARE TO BE ELECTED

Duties of the Censores are listed in LEX CURIATORUM: On the Censores

In short, the CENSORES are responsible for the following:

  1. Must carry out a yearly census of all citizens of the res publica as defined by standing operating procedure (lex)
  2. Must allocate citizens into tribes and centuries according to protocol outlined in standing operating procedures (lex)
  3. Manages the reporting and updating of tax payment status (assidui and proletarii status) with the assistance of the Consules
  4. Assign citizens to the orders according to protocol outlined by standing operating procedure (lex)
  5. Must keep eligibility list for appointment of senators up to date on the website
  6. May extend invitations to join the senate
  7. May expel citizens from the senate and remove magisterial status within the senate by protocols outlined in standing operating procedure (lex)
  8. Must keep records on current and past citizens.
  9. May grant citizenship to applicants, or reactivate previous citizenship in accordance to the bylaws
  10. Must assists all elected magistrates in maintaining the public records the res publica are up to date on the website
  11. Issue and rescind censorial nota issued in accordance to legislation and the Mos Maiorum
  12. A censor may veto the actions of their colleague but not that of any other magistrate
  13. May wear the toga praetexta for life at official ceremonial events
  14. Serves an 18-month term running from January 1, 2021 until July 1, 2022

Prerequisites to stand as a Censorial candidate:

  1. Be in good standing (Optimo Iure) and have paid tax class I, II, III, IV, or V as a minimum
  2. The highest office previously served must be one of the following:
    1. Censor
    2. Consul
    3. Consular Tribune
    4. Praetor
    5. Member of the Equestrian order
      1. In this case they must have paid class I tax during the year in which they stand for election
    6. Plebeian Aedile, Curule Aedile, Quaestor
      1. In this case they must have paid class I, II, or III tax during the year in which they stand for election
    7. Any citizen who paid class I or II tax in the year elected or is of the equestrian order is eligible

The SECOND order of business

The ratification of Lex Terentia: Authorizing Restoration of the Sibylline Books

This lex was preliminarily approved by the Senate during session XIV in September and now goes before the civitas for their consent into law. To view the debate in the Senate on this most important proposal please read this.

The meeting will start on November 23, 2020. Candidates will be asked to present themselves from this time and until December 7, 2020. During this period Lex Terentia is also to be formally discussed. Voting is scheduled to begin December 8, 2020 and ends December 22, 2020.

For citizens interested in serving as magistrates: DO NOT YET ANNOUNCE YOUR CANDIDACY. Please announce your candidacy between November 23-December 7, 2020 once the meeting formally opens pending favorable auspices.

To be eligible to run for any office in the Roman Republic you must be a tax-paying citizen and meet all other required prerequisites. Please pay your dues here, if you have not done so for this year.

Please view your citizenship profile if this is in doubt.

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