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==Duties==
 
==Duties==
 
The Agent of the Bourse is charged with ensuring the smooth running of all operations of the Bourse. They oversee the [[Tally of the Votes]] and arrange the [[Auction of the Seats]] as well as the [[Public auction]]. Civil servants supporting the office of the Agent of the Bourse have important duties helping the Empire assess resources, and collecting tithes and taxes.
 
The Agent of the Bourse is charged with ensuring the smooth running of all operations of the Bourse. They oversee the [[Tally of the Votes]] and arrange the [[Auction of the Seats]] as well as the [[Public auction]]. Civil servants supporting the office of the Agent of the Bourse have important duties helping the Empire assess resources, and collecting tithes and taxes.
 
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==Powers==
 
==Powers==
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In times when civil service numbers in Anvil are low a citizenauxiliary has been deputized to serve as auctioneer. This has been caused in the past by the Senate requiring civil servants to  [[Employ_Civil_Service_to_observe_Fleets_II|observe fleet behaviour]] to prevent piracy and by [[Bloody_murder|attacks on civil servants]]. However the impartial nature of the Auctioneer is a vital part of the auction, so an Agent of the Bourse will always handle the duties where possible.
 
In times when civil service numbers in Anvil are low a citizenauxiliary has been deputized to serve as auctioneer. This has been caused in the past by the Senate requiring civil servants to  [[Employ_Civil_Service_to_observe_Fleets_II|observe fleet behaviour]] to prevent piracy and by [[Bloody_murder|attacks on civil servants]]. However the impartial nature of the Auctioneer is a vital part of the auction, so an Agent of the Bourse will always handle the duties where possible.
  
 
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===Proposal===
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The Speaker may [[Senate_motion#Proposal|propose]] any number of motions for consideration by the Senate each summit. In practice this ability is only used to raise [[Senate_motion#Administrative_Motions|administrative motions]]. They do not accept "suggestions" for motions from citizens.
 
 
 
===Right of Address===
 
The Speaker has the right to make a [[Senate address]] once per summit. This is intended to allow them to present important information for the senators consideration. To make an address, the Speaker must add the address to the agenda for the next [[Senate session]].
 
  
 
===Powers of Censure===
 
===Powers of Censure===
The Speaker for the Senate has the power to sanction anyone attending a Senate session. This power is used to censure rowdy or disruptive individuals, and extends equally to ''anyone'' who is present for the session. Any [[Senate_session#Member_of_the_Senate|member of the Senate]] including [[The Throne]], guests in the viewing gallery, a priest attempting to use the right of [[witness]] to act in an inappropriate manner, or a civil servant who was speaking out of turn are all subject to censure by the Speaker.
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The Agent of the Bourse has the power to sanction anyone attending a Bourse auction. This power is used to censure rowdy or disruptive individuals, and extends equally to ''anyone'' who is present for the auction. Although these powers duplicate similar powers available to the [[Speaker of the Senate]], in practice an auction is typically a much less formal affair, with citizens coming and going freely. As a result they are rarely used.  
  
As with the [[Herald of the Council]], the Speaker can apply three sanctions, each of increasing magnitude. The Speaker may use any power they judge appropriate - they do not need to start with silence and escalate.
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As with the [[Speaker of the Senate]], the Agent can apply three sanctions, each of increasing magnitude. The Agent may use any power they judge appropriate - they do not need to start with silence and escalate.
  
 
====Silence====
 
====Silence====
The first sanction is silence. The Speaker can silence a persistently rude or boorish senator for the duration of a single motion; they will not be allowed to speak on the floor or answer points made while silenced. They may still vote and once the vote has been cast, are free to speak once more.
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The first sanction is silence. The Agent can silence a persistently rude or boorish citizen for the duration of a single lot; they will not be allowed to speak, but may still bid while silenced by gesturing to the auctioneer. Once the lot has been sold, are free to speak once more.
  
 
====Exclusion====
 
====Exclusion====
Should this prove insufficient the second sanction is exclusion - the offending senator is obliged to leave the Senate chamber until the end of the current motion. This denies them the right to vote on it so is a serious matter. They may re-enter the chamber following the vote.
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Should this prove insufficient the second sanction is exclusion - the offending citizen is obliged to leave the chamber where the auction is being held until the current lot is sold. This denies them the right to bid on a lot so is a serious matter. Crucially, a citizen who has been excluded from bidding on a seat, cannot have another citizen bid on their behalf. They may re-enter the auction after the sale of the current lot is concluded.
  
 
====Expulsion====
 
====Expulsion====
The third and final sanction is expulsion - the senator is expelled from the Senate chamber for the entire sitting. They lose their chance to vote on all issues. This is an extreme sanction and historically is used only in response to grave misdemeanours such as threats of violence in the chamber.
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The third and final sanction is expulsion - the citizen is expelled for the rest of the the auction. They lose their chance to bid on any lots and have no claim on any seats that are auctioned. This is an extreme sanction and historically is used only in response to grave misdemeanours such as threats of violence during the auction.
  
 
==Appointment==
 
==Appointment==
The Civil Service selects the Speaker for the Senate. Although the title is usually referred to in the singular, the civil service may grant the title to more than one citizen. It is common practice to have two civil servants "raised to the Speaker's Chair" at a time.
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The Civil Service selects the Agent of the Bourse. Although the title is usually referred to in the singular, the civil service usually grant the title to more than one citizen. It is common practice to have two or more civil servants serving as "Agents of the Bourse" at the same time.
  
The Speaker for the Senate can be [[Revocation|revoked]] by the [[Assembly#General_Assembly|General Assembly]], and by the [[Assembly#Assembly_of_the_Nine|Assembly of the Nine]].
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The Agent of the Bourse can be [[Revocation|revoked]] by the [[Assembly#General_Assembly|General Assembly]], and by the [[Assembly#Assembly_of_the_Nine|Assembly of the Nine]].
  
The current encumbant Speakers of the Senate are John of Meade and Elodie Harper.
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The incumbant Agents of the Bourse are Marta Vaskovich Kovar and Nooranii i Hazana i Guerra.
  
==The Speaker in Play==
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==The Agent in Play==
The Speaker is an NPC whose role it is to keep Senate sessions fun and engaging for the participants.
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The Agent is an NPC whose role it is to keep Bourse actions fun and engaging for the participants and to run the Tally of the Votes smoothly
  
{{Senate Further Reading}}
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{{Bourse Further Reading}}
  
 
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Revision as of 14:06, 13 May 2020

The history of humanity is the story told by money.

Emperor Giovanni

Overview

The Civil Service appoint one or more of their number to the position of Agent of the Bourse. This position is designed to ensure the smooth operation of the Imperial Bourse and has powers to support that.

The Agent of the Bourse is an NPC only position. Its role is to be the umpire for the Bourse sessions - not to play the game.

Duties

The Agent of the Bourse is charged with ensuring the smooth running of all operations of the Bourse. They oversee the Tally of the Votes and arrange the Auction of the Seats as well as the Public auction. Civil servants supporting the office of the Agent of the Bourse have important duties helping the Empire assess resources, and collecting tithes and taxes.

Powers

Auctioneer

An Agent of the Bourse has the authority to conduct the Auction of the Seats. Their role is a fine balance of keeping order, ensuring fair access to the auction for all present and hosting a time-honoured Imperial spectacle.

In times when civil service numbers in Anvil are low a citizenauxiliary has been deputized to serve as auctioneer. This has been caused in the past by the Senate requiring civil servants to observe fleet behaviour to prevent piracy and by attacks on civil servants. However the impartial nature of the Auctioneer is a vital part of the auction, so an Agent of the Bourse will always handle the duties where possible.


Marta Vaskovich Kovar, Agent of the Bourse.
Marta Vaskovich Kovar, Agent of the Bourse
Nooranii i Hazana i Guerra, Agent of the Bourse.
Nooranii i Hazana i Guerra, Agent of the Bourse

Powers of Censure

The Agent of the Bourse has the power to sanction anyone attending a Bourse auction. This power is used to censure rowdy or disruptive individuals, and extends equally to anyone who is present for the auction. Although these powers duplicate similar powers available to the Speaker of the Senate, in practice an auction is typically a much less formal affair, with citizens coming and going freely. As a result they are rarely used.

As with the Speaker of the Senate, the Agent can apply three sanctions, each of increasing magnitude. The Agent may use any power they judge appropriate - they do not need to start with silence and escalate.

Silence

The first sanction is silence. The Agent can silence a persistently rude or boorish citizen for the duration of a single lot; they will not be allowed to speak, but may still bid while silenced by gesturing to the auctioneer. Once the lot has been sold, are free to speak once more.

Exclusion

Should this prove insufficient the second sanction is exclusion - the offending citizen is obliged to leave the chamber where the auction is being held until the current lot is sold. This denies them the right to bid on a lot so is a serious matter. Crucially, a citizen who has been excluded from bidding on a seat, cannot have another citizen bid on their behalf. They may re-enter the auction after the sale of the current lot is concluded.

Expulsion

The third and final sanction is expulsion - the citizen is expelled for the rest of the the auction. They lose their chance to bid on any lots and have no claim on any seats that are auctioned. This is an extreme sanction and historically is used only in response to grave misdemeanours such as threats of violence during the auction.

Appointment

The Civil Service selects the Agent of the Bourse. Although the title is usually referred to in the singular, the civil service usually grant the title to more than one citizen. It is common practice to have two or more civil servants serving as "Agents of the Bourse" at the same time.

The Agent of the Bourse can be revoked by the General Assembly, and by the Assembly of the Nine.

The incumbant Agents of the Bourse are Marta Vaskovich Kovar and Nooranii i Hazana i Guerra.

The Agent in Play

The Agent is an NPC whose role it is to keep Bourse actions fun and engaging for the participants and to run the Tally of the Votes smoothly

Core Brief

Further Reading