Lex Apula de assiduis et capite censis (Nova Roma)

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Revision as of 06:26, 7 October 2008

Contents

This lex is currently IN FORCE.

Approved by Comitia centuriata
Yes: 26 No: 21 Abs.: 4
prid. Kal. Ian. Fr. Apulo C. Laenate cos. MMDCCLVIII a.u.c.


I. ((Purpose of the lex))

This lex Apula de assidui et capiti censi is hereby enacted to define the classifications of taxpayers and non-taxpayers, and put in place special conditions on those who are unable or unwilling to support the financial welfare of the Republic through payment of those taxes which may be enacted by the Senate.

II. ((Definition of assidui))

Citizens who pay taxes in such amount and in such manner as may be defined by the current legislation shall be considered assidui. No special conditions shall be placed on assidui in regards to their placement in centuries and tribes or their ability to run for or hold office.

III. ((Definition of capite censi))

Citizens who do not pay taxes in such amount and in such manner as may be defined by the Senate shall be considered capiti censi. The following special conditions shall apply to capiti censi:

A. ((Placement in centuries))

The Censors shall place all capiti censi in the last century in Class V as defined in the lex Vedia centuriata and those leges which may amend it, and no other Citizens shall be enrolled therein.

B. ((Placement in tribes))

The Censors shall place all capiti censi in the urban tribes as defined in the lex Vedia tributorum and those leges which may amend it.

C. ((Public office))

No member of the capiti censi may run for or hold office as one of the ordinarii (including the apparitores), nor be appointed to or hold office as provincial governor, nor be titled as Senatore or members of the Collegium Pontificium or priest or Sacerdos. Members of the capiti censi may hold provincial or local offices at the discretion of the governor of the province in question.

D. ((Default of payment while in office))

Members of the Senate and Ordinarii Sitting magistrates of the ordinarii and Senatores who become members of the Capite Censi due to non-payment of taxes may be removed from office by the Censors.

Members of the Collegium Pontificum and priests and sacerdotes who become members of the Capite Censi due to non-payment of taxes may be removed from office by the Pontifex Maximus.

Section headers in double parentheses are unofficial and have been inserted for convenience.

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