Lex / Standing Operating Procedures of the Roman Republic

The ultimate governing document of the Roman Republic is the Bylaws of the RRCG Inc. and Declaration of the Roman Republic. Lex (standing operating procedures) elaborate and clarify the Bylaws and Declaration on a permanent basis and are created by ratification by both the Senate and ratification by all citizen-members through one of two assemblies, the Comitia Centuriata or Comitia Tributa. The Comitia Curiata (Board of Directors) can also in certain circumstances issue lex directly.
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LEX PERTAINING TO MAGISTRATES AND ASSOCIATED RESPONSIBILITIES 
LEX PERTAINING TO ASSEMBLIES AND GENERAL ELECTIONS WITHIN ASSEMBLIES
LEX PERTAINING TO FINANCIAL MATTERS, COLLECTION OF TAX / DONATIONS AND DENARII
LEX PERTAINING TO THE STATUS OF CITIZEN-MEMBERS WITHIN THE ROMAN REPUBLIC 
LEX PERTAINING TO AFFILIATIONS WITH THE ROMAN REPUBLIC
LEX PERTAINING TO THE SENATE (ADVISORY COMMITTEE)
LEX PERTAINING TO OTHER TOPICS

LEX PERTAINING TO MAGISTRATES AND ASSOCIATED RESPONSIBILITIES

Name Date approved by the Senate Date Passed by Comitia Centuriata, Comitia Tributa or Comitia Curiata Assembly Approving  Summary 
LEX CURIATORUM: On the Praetor  N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Outlines the role, powers and responsibilities of the Praetor.
LEX CURIATORUM: On the Censores N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Outlines the role, powers and responsibilities of the Censor.
LEX CURIATORUM: Special projects for promagistrates N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Allows former magistrates to lead special community projects as promagistrates and be rewarded for such service.
LEX CURIATORUM: On Appointment and Removal of Magisterial Staff N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Defines how assistants/staff can be appointed and dismissed by magistrates.
LEX CURIATORUM:On assessing performance and denarii stipends to magistrates N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Defines the denarii reward stipends for magistrates and the criteria for receiving such stipend.
LEX CURIATORUM: On the Consul N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Outlines the role, powers and responsibilities of the Consul.
LEX CISPIA-IUNIA: Recognition of past magisterial service within Nova Roma  Nov 25, 2017 Dec. 26, 2017 Comitia Centuriata

Recognizes past service in Nova Roma and Respublica Romana (Swedish Organization) as equivalent to serving in the same capacity in the Roman Republic.

Also adopts consular naming of years from Nova Roma prior to the establishment of the Roman Republic

LEX AURELIA: On Absences of Higher Magistrates Nov. 9, 2016 Dec. 4, 2016 Comitia Centuriata This lex defines a clear power succession structure and a means of acquiring power legally in the face of an unexpected absence from critical magistrates.
LEX CURIATORUM: On the Plebeian Tribune Intercessio (Veto) N/A April 28, 2016 Comitia Curiata Outlining the powers and process for issuing a Plebeian Tribune Intercessio (Veto) over all other magistrates.
LEX CURIATORUM: On the Plebeian Tribunes N/A April 28, 2016 Comitia Curiata Outlining the responsibilities and election of the officers known as Plebeian Tribunes.
LEX CURIATORUM: On the Curule Aedile N/A April 28, 2016 Comitia Curiata Outlining the responsibilities and election of the officers known as Curule Aediles
LEX CURIATORUM: On the Plebeian Aediles N/A April 28, 2016 Comitia Curiata Outlining the responsibilities and election of the officers known as Plebeian Aediles
LEX CURIATORUM: On the Quaestores N/A April 28, 2016 Comitia Curiata Outlining the responsibilities and election of the officers known as Quaestores
LEX CURIATORUM: On the replacement of elected magistrates that fail to complete a term N/A April 28, 2016 Comitia Curiata Outlining the process of filling offices which become vacant or are not filled through the normal election process.
LEX CURIATORUM: On the removal of elected magistrates N/A April 28, 2016 Comitia Curiata Outlining the process of a vote of no-confidence in removing an elected magistrate from office.

 

LEX PERTAINING TO ASSEMBLIES AND GENERAL ELECTIONS WITHIN ASSEMBLIES

Name Date approved by the Senate Date Passed by Comitia Centuriata, Comitia Tributa or Comitia Curiata Assembly Approving  Summary 

LEX CURIATORUM: On the Comitia Centuriata

N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Outlines the structure of the Comitia Centuriata and how citizens are assigned to centuries during the census.
LEX CURIATORUM: On the Comitia Tributa N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Outlines the structure of the Comitia Tributa and how citizens are assigned to tribes during the census.
LEX CURIATORUM: On election procedure and election irregularities within Roman Assemblies June 1, 2016 Nov. 9, 2016 Comitia Tributa Defines how elections within the Comitia Tributa, Comitia Centuriata and Concilium Plebis are to be run. Also describes the process for solving any disputes that arise pertaining to these elections.
LEX CURIATORUM: On the Concilium Plebis N/A March 10, 2016 Comitia Curiata Outlining the basic operating protocols for the operation of the Concilium Plebis. This lex also outlines the powers of this committee.
LEX CURIATORUM: On the Assemblies of the Roman People N/A March 9, 2016 Comitia Curiata Outlining the basic functions of the assemblies of the Roman People of the Res Publica – Comitia Tributa, Comitia Centuriata and Concilium Plebis
LEX CURIATORUM: On the election procedure involving Rogatores and Custodes N/A March 9, 2016 Comitia Curiata Outlining the positions and roles of members who will administer and count ballots during an election.
LEX CURIATORUM: On the procedure for calling, attending and closing assemblies of the Roman People N/A March 9, 2016 Comitia Curiata Outlines the steps for calling, holding and closing assemblies – Comitia Tributa, Comitia Centuriata and Concilium Plebis

LEX PERTAINING TO FINANCIAL MATTERS, COLLECTION OF TAX / DONATIONS AND DENARII

Name Date approved by the Senate Date Passed by Comitia Centuriata, Comitia Tributa or Comitia Curiata Assembly Approving  Summary 

LEX CURIATORUM: On Tax Classes

N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Creates a tiered system of tax classes and rewards based on the amount donated annually to the Roman Republic.
LEX CURIATORUM: Value of automatic denarii awards N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Sets automated denarii award values for completing various tasks within the Roman Republic.
LEX CURIATORUM: On Denarii N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Creates denarii as a representation of contribution and activity within the Roman Republic.
LEX CURIATORUM: Creation of magisterial cohors and the Aerarium N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Creates a central repository for denarii to be administered by the Senate and creates additional denarii accounts directly administered by various elected magistrates.

LEX PERTAINING TO THE STATUS OF CITIZEN-MEMBERS WITHIN THE ROMAN REPUBLIC

Name Date approved by the Senate Date Passed by Comitia Centuriata, Comitia Tributa or Comitia Curiata Assembly Approving  Summary 
LEX HOSTILIA: On the Ordo Plebeius, Ordo Patricius, and Ordo Equester N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Creates the system by which all citizens are assigned the ordo plebeius, ordo patricius and ordo equester and the criteria for the specific assignment to these groups.
LEX CURIATORUM: On Optimo Iure, Capitis Absens, and Incensus N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Creates “active”, “inactive” and “missing” statuses for every citizen and defines how each status is assigned.
LEX CURIATORUM:On Proletarii (tax unpaid) and Assidui (tax paid) Status N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Defines tax paid and unpaid status and defines how each is assigned.
LEX IUNIA-AURELIA: Establishment of awards for outstanding private and public citizens Nov. 9, 2016 Dec. 4, 2016 Comitia Centuriata This lex defines how honours are to be distributed to private and public citizens for extraordinary services to the Republic
LEX IUNIA-FABIA: Criminal versus civil complaints, the court and sentencing process Nov. 9, 2016 Dec. 4, 2016 Comitia Centuriata This lex defines the system of conflict mediation and penalties that can be implemented by the Senate and Magistrates

LEX PERTAINING TO AFFILIATIONS WITH THE ROMAN REPUBLIC

Name Date approved by the Senate Date Passed by Comitia Centuriata, Comitia Tributa or Comitia Curiata Assembly Approving  Summary 
LEX CURIATORUM: Defining Societas N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Creates the system by which private citizen groups are created and regulated within the Roman Republic.
LEX CURIATORUM: Defining Collegium N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Creates the system by which public citizen groups are created and regulated within the Roman Republic.
LEX CURIATORUM: On chapters / provinces of the Roman Republic and their leadership N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Creates chapters/provinces of the Roman Republic and defines how they are governed.
LEX FLAVIA – On establishing a Legion of Roman Republic Nov 25, 2017 Dec 4, 2017 Comitia Tributa Recognizes Legio XI Claudia Pia Fidelis in Sarmatia (Russia) as an official reenactment group affiliated with the Roman Republic.
LEX IUNIA: Declaring two individuals in direct conflict with the fundamental and foundational values of the Res Publica Romana Oct. 23, 2016 Nov. 9, 2016 Comitia Tributa This lex condemns the actions of the individuals Robert Woolwine and Nigel Kell on behalf of the Roman Restorationist community and declares these individuals as not welcome within the Roman Republic. This Lex also extends friendship towards all groups and people who have been negatively affected by the actions of these named individuals.

LEX PERTAINING TO THE SENATE (ADVISORY COMMITTEE)

Name Date approved by the Senate Date Passed by Comitia Centuriata, Comitia Tributa or Comitia Curiata Assembly Approving  Summary 
LEX CURIATORUM: On the selection of new senators N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Defines how new senatores are to be selected for appointment to the Senate.
LEX CURIATORUM: On the removal of senators from the senate N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Defines how senatores are to be removed form the Senate.
LEX CURIATORUM: On the size of the senate N/A June 9, 2019 Comitia Curiata Defines the maximum and minimum size of the Senate based on current membership numbers within the Roman Republic.
LEX CURIATORUM: On senators taking a leave of absence from the senate (Liberia Legatio) N/A April 28, 2016 Comitia Curiata Outlining the process for taking a temporary leave from the senate.
LEX CURIATORUM: On the assignment of proxy votes in the senate N/A April 28, 2016 Comitia Curiata Outlining the process of assigning proxies in the senate and regulating their activities.
LEX CURIATORUM: On the protocol for meetings of the Senate N/A April 28, 2016 Comitia Curiata Outlining the general protocol for holding meetings of the senate.
LEX CURIATORUM: On the Princeps Senatus N/A April 28, 2016 Comitia Curiata Outlining the creation of a senatorial position known as the princeps senatus and the responsibilities and selection process for this individual.
LEX CURIATORUM: On contempt for the Senate N/A April 28, 2016 Comitia Curiata Outlining the process of penalizing breaches in senate meeting protocol.
LEX CURIATORUM: On magisterial status (temporary non-voting membership) within the senate N/A April 28, 2016 Comitia Curiata Outlining temporary non-voting status for elected magistrates within the senate who are not appointed senators.

LEX PERTAINING TO OTHER TOPICS

Name Date approved by the Senate Date Passed by Comitia Centuriata, Comitia Tributa or Comitia Curiata Assembly Approving  Summary 
LEX CLAUDIA: Authorizing an annual Ludi Rei Publicae June 1, 2016 Nov. 9, 2016 Comitia Tributa This lex establishes the modern Ludi Rei Publicae as an annual event held between March 3-10. This festival celebrates the founding of the modern Roman Republic.
LEX IUNIA: On the creation and maintenance of an official calendar for the Roman Republic June 1, 2016 July 5, 2016 Comitia Centuriata This lex allows for the official calendar of the Res Publica to be created.
LEX CURATORIUM: On the Aranearii (Webmasters) N/A May 18, 2020 Comitia Curiata Provides details on who can be the webmaster of the Roman Republic and how they are selected and removed. Further specifies details of their term and duties.
LEX TERENTIA: On the Collegium Pontificum its role and operations towards establishing Pax Deorum October 7, 2020 November 24, 2020 Comitia Tributa Defines how a Collegium Pontificum is governed, what sacra publica is, the role of the senate in sacra publica, and the basic roles, responsibilities and powers of the priesthoods making up the collegium pontificum.
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