Proposed Tier Collection and Land Reclamation Bill

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Proposed Tier Collection and Land Reclamation Bill

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On 11 August 2014, the RA delegated the issue of Hippo administration to the Chancellor's Powers Commission.
  • 5.1)Motion by Rosie to include item 6, Hippo and Archie Access, to the Chancellor Powers Commission. Cadence second. Rosie, Tor and Cadence in favor. Cleopatra did not respond to the LRA’s call to vote. Motion carries, 21:59:58.
I have added a proposed bill here for consideration by the the Commission. It will also be posted to the General Discussion Thread for citizen comment.


The Proposed Tier Collection and Land Reclamation Bill

CDSL 13-03 pertained to a since retired proprietary tier collection system.  Use of the Hippo Rental system has significantly altered the method by which CDS collects tier, it has become necessary to clarify issues of tier collection. 

1. The Executive will use the Hippo Rent system to collect tier on privately owned parcels in all the regions of CDS.  The Hippo Rent system will be owned by the Estate Owner.   Landowners will generally pay tier to the Estate Owner via the Hippo system. 

2.Citizens of CDS are expected to pay tier rentals to the CDS Estate Owner in a timely fashion.  The CDS Hippo Rent system (Hippo), shall collect tier on a 30 day basis and allow payment of up to 90 days in the future.  Tier is paid for the future period not for the past month.  

3. The Hippo will be set to use the notice functions that alert landowners of the expiration of their tier in advance of due date, and the days they are overdue.  Landowners are expected to be in world to receive such notices or provide LL with an email address allowing them to receive IM while offline.  Landowners are encouraged to provide the executive with a working email address that may be used in communication with the landowner.  However, it is the landowner’s sole responsibility to know when his or her tier is due and take measures to ensure tier is paid. 

4. A landowner who has failed to pay rental tier becomes a ‘provisional citizen’, and shall not have the right to vote, stand for election or hold office in the CDS until and unless all amounts overdue to CDS are paid in full.  
  • 1. The executive must notify citizens via in world notecard of their provisional citizen status within 10 days of becoming delinquent. 
5. CDS has the right to make public the lists of provisional citizens from time to time, as reasonably needed for its administration of government.  

6. After fourteen days overdue, if the landowner has still failed to pay the full amount outstanding to CDS, then CDS shall reclaim the parcel in arrears owned by the landowner. Objects on the parcels may be returned to the landowner and the parcels set for re-sale at the discretion of the Chancellor or his agent or pursuant to other laws passed by the RA. 

7. In the interest of financial oversight and transparency, on at least a monthly basis, the Treasurer will provide all RA members and the Chancellor access to a snapshot of all tier collection data.  This should include tier status for all parcels in CDS and information on the total payment and last payment per landowner and resident.  Members of the RA would not be allowed to divulge this information unless in closed session or as necessary on a limited basis during an investigation. 

8. This law repeals any provisions of prior CDS laws (including CDSL 13-03) that specify land reclamation or rent payment methods, to the extent that they contradict the explicit terms of this law.

Suggested Addition to #2.

A citizen who has notified the executive that they would not renew a specific parcel via the Hippo system, or a citizen who takes a full refund of tier paid on a parcel, in both instances leaving the the tier box showing ‘For Sale,’ will be deemed to have abandoned said parcel. The executive shall reclaim parcels abandoned in this manner and the parcels shall be set for sale.
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Re: Proposed Tier Collection and Land Reclamation Bill

Post by Bromo Ivory »

Tor Karlsvalt wrote:On 11 August 2014, the RA delegated the issue of Hippo administration to the Chancellor's Powers Commission.
  • 5.1)Motion by Rosie to include item 6, Hippo and Archie Access, to the Chancellor Powers Commission. Cadence second. Rosie, Tor and Cadence in favor. Cleopatra did not respond to the LRA’s call to vote. Motion carries, 21:59:58.
I have added a proposed bill here for consideration by the the Commission. It will also be posted to the General Discussion Thread for citizen comment.


It's an interesting bill, and clarifies a number of things. What isn't addressed is how reclaimed land is to be resold? Most of the controversy in the last term has been people disagreeing with selling land at set times and pre-announced. This law doesn't do much regarding this - in fact, it leaves it in the lap of the Chancellor. Currently the CHancellor can sell the land to only friends, on a request basis, public announced sale, or just setting it for sale whenever. I'd like to see that tightened up, otherwise, I am not sure the need for the bill?

Also, I see that you do more strongly legislate Hippo and use of certain features. What can we do if someday Hippo goes defunct, or becomes unreliable, or any of those things? I know one can hope and pray a future RA will then scrap this law and then create another one. I bet you could word it such that if some event like this happens, the RA can avoid extra work and be able to do what's right for CDS at the time without having to comb through the laws with Hippo hard-baked into the law.

I was thinking you could have a preamble with referring the Hippo system as "the automated rental system" or "rental system" and place a sentence saying, basically: "The rental system to be used will be the Hippo system or any other system approved by law by CDS" - and then you have the needed flexibility, AND you have indicated the Hippo system!

The features can be generically referred to, too.

I'd like also to see what happens when a notecard isn't sent, and what happens when one is sent but the avatar (for whatever reason) doesn't get it, or claims he or she doesn't get it? I don't think that we want a re-run of the Jon scenario if we can help it. It should be baked into the law.










4. A landowner who has failed to pay rental tier becomes a ‘provisional citizen’, and shall not have the right to vote, stand for election or hold office in the CDS until and unless all amounts overdue to CDS are paid in full.  
  • 1. The executive must notify citizens via in world notecard of their provisional citizen status within 10 days of becoming delinquent. 
5. CDS has the right to make public the lists of provisional citizens from time to time, as reasonably needed for its administration of government.  

6. After fourteen days overdue, if the landowner has still failed to pay the full amount outstanding to CDS, then CDS shall reclaim the parcel in arrears owned by the landowner. Objects on the parcels may be returned to the landowner and the parcels set for re-sale at the discretion of the Chancellor or his agent or pursuant to other laws passed by the RA. 

7. In the interest of financial oversight and transparency, on at least a monthly basis, the Treasurer will provide all RA members and the Chancellor access to a snapshot of all tier collection data.  This should include tier status for all parcels in CDS and information on the total payment and last payment per landowner and resident.  Members of the RA would not be allowed to divulge this information unless in closed session or as necessary on a limited basis during an investigation. 

8. This law repeals any provisions of prior CDS laws (including CDSL 13-03) that specify land reclamation or rent payment methods, to the extent that they contradict the explicit terms of this law.

Suggested Addition to #2.

A citizen who has notified the executive that they would not renew a specific parcel via the Hippo system, or a citizen who takes a full refund of tier paid on a parcel, in both instances leaving the the tier box showing ‘For Sale,’ will be deemed to have abandoned said parcel. The executive shall reclaim parcels abandoned in this manner and the parcels shall be set for sale.
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