Senatus Consultum on the application process for citizenship and a competing organization
SENATUS CONSULTUM ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR CITIZENSHIP AND A COMPETING ORGANIZATION
I. The censors (acting in a collegiate manner or singly) shall not approve the grant of Nova Roman citizenship to a person, if that person at any time while not holding, Nova Roman citizenship was/is a member and/or participant, or is suspected and/or listed as being a member and/or participant within the records of the Senate of Nova Roma, of any organization that the Senate has deemed by any Senatus consultum to be a competing organization.
II. If the censors acting in a collegiate manner believe that mitigating circumstances exist to justify accepting such an application at I, then they shall request the consuls to include on the agenda of the next formal meeting of the Senate in session, and item concerning this application. The presiding magistrate of that session may include this matter on the agenda, and may put the item to the vote. In the event the matter is put to the vote a draft Senatus consultum shall be presented requesting the Senate to approve the application of the person at I.
III. In the event that the person at I making the application was, in addition to being a member and/or participant, or is suspected and/or listed as being a member and/or participant within the records of the Senate of Nova Roma, also a member of any Board of Directors, Senate, or any organizational body that serves the same or similar purpose of control and/or direction as a Board of Directors or Senate, then the Senatus consultum at II shall require an extraordinary majority in order to be successful. All other cases the Senatus consultum at II shall require a simple majority in order to be successful.
IV. Any failure on the part of the censors (acting in a collegiate manner or singly), whether accidental, negligent or deliberate to abide by the terms of this Senatus consultum, shall invalidate the process of application and regardless of whether the person at I was subsequently classified as a citizen, shall invalidate his/her citizenship, as that person shall not be a citizen of Nova Roma as a result of that failure.
V. Upon discovery of such a failure at IV, the censors (acting in a collegiate manner or singly) and/or consuls must immediately inform the person that he/she is not a citizen. Should that citizen have subsequently stood for election for any position within Nova Roma and been successful, or been appointed to any position, or reclaimed any position, such a position shall be automatically deemed vacant. The censors (acting in a collegiate manner or singly) must also immediately correct all censorial records to indicate that the person is not a citizen.
VI. In the event of such a failure as at IV, then the censors (acting in a collegiate manner or singly) may be deemed to be in contempt of the Senate if in the opinion of the princeps senatus such a failure was due to negligence or was deliberate. If the princeps senatus deems it to be contempt of the Senate, then he/she shall proceed to deal with the matter according to the process at section IX of the SENATUS CONSULTUM DE RATIONE SENATUS MMDCCLXV.
VII. The definitions provided at section I DEFINITIONS of the Senatus consultum de ratione senatus MMDCCLXV shall be applicable to deriving meaning of a word or phrase included in this Senatus consultum that also appears in that list of definitions.
VIII. The princeps senatus shall be the final authority on determining the meaning of any part of this Senatus consultum where such meaning is unclear to any member of the Senate, and/or to arbitrate in any dispute between members of the Senate over such meaning.