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Proposed Change to CDSL 16-03 Citizenship Establishment Act

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"CDSL 16-03 Citizenship Establishment Act", https://cdsdemocracy.org/faqs/cdsl-16-0 ... hment-act/

The intention of changes to CDSL 16-03 is to allow certain group registered members to be citizens, subject to qualifying criteria.

Affected sections of CDSL 16-03 are:
1. “Granting title to land” is henceforward defined as being listed as the sole proprietor of a parcel of land, as shown by the About Land tool (or whatever technological feature of the official Second Life Viewer shows the ownership of a parcel).
Propose to change to: "1. Granting title to land" is henceforward defined as being listed as the individual owner of a parcel of land, or as being a CDS-registered owner of group-deeded land, as shown in the About Land tool (or whatever technological feature of the official Second Life Viewer shows the ownership of a parcel).
2. Citizens shall be entitled to vote in CDS elections and/or stand for office if, on the date set by the Scientific Council in accordance with the Constitution for this purpose, they own at least one parcel of land and are current in their tier payments for at least one parcel. A citizen shall be an individual avatar whose name appears on both the Hippo list as being current in the tier payments and on a list of current parcel owners.
Proposed changes: Replace "Hippo" with "Casper". Insert language allowing certain members of group-owned land to qualify to be citizens and to vote. " 2. Citizens shall be entitled to vote in CDS elections and/or stand for office if, on the date set by the Scientific Council in accordance with the Constitution for this purpose, they own at least one parcel of land and are current in their tier payments for at least one parcel. In cases where the parcel owner is a group, each group registered citizen must be listed as the tier payor and current in tier payment for at least one qualifying group-owned parcel. A citizen shall be an individual avatar whose name appears on both the Casper list as being current in tier payments and either 1) on a list of current individual parcel owners or 2) a CDS-registered owner of group deeded land."
3. Private land can optionally be set (but not deeded) to any group, but that does not entitle any member of the group a grant to the title of the land. Mistakenly deeded land should be reverted, optionally with the assistance from the Estate Owner or any similar role with the appropriate land management powers.
Proposed change: Allow land to be deeded but not automatically confer citizenship. "3. Private land can optionally be set or deeded to any group, but that does not automatically entitle any member of the group to the title of the land. "Granting title to land" requires a separate CDS group registration process. Mistakenly deeded land should be reverted, optionally with the assistance from the Estate Owner or any similar role with the appropriate land management powers."
4. Public land, or land owned by organisations incorporated in the CDS, can be deeded to a group. As per the previous article, this does not grant members of the group any title to the land.
Proposed change: Remove reference to Section 3. Public lands shall not qualify members for citizenship. "4. Public land, or land owned by organisations incorporated in the CDS, can be deeded to a group. This does not grant members of the group any title to the land."
5. “Sponsored locations” in the terms previously defined under CDSL 13-10 are abolished. Land set or deeded to groups under the provision of CDSL 13-10 will revert to public land status and claimed by the appropriate land management group set by Government for the region.
Proposed change: Remove this section as archaic. CDSL 13-10 has itself been reclassified as archaic.
6. Citizenship derived solely through membership of a group or through being the partner of a CDS citizen is hereby abolished.
No proposed changes. Citizenship derived solely through membership in a group or relationship remains impermissible. Changes to CDSL 16-03 create a new formal process of CDS group registration to allow certain members of group-owned land to qualify.
7. Membership in any “waiting list” for acquisition of a first parcel in the CDS, to be sold by Government as soon as new regions or parcels are opened for sale, does not confer citizenship status to those members, since it does not effectively confer grant title to land.
Proposed change: Remove this section as archaic. Sufficient quantities of land are for sale in CDS.
8. Any citizen that loses their citizenship status due to the passage of this bill is encouraged to purchase a parcel of land in the CDS.
Proposed change: Remove this section as archaic. Any citizen that lost their status since this bill was passed in 2012 has had sufficient time to purchase a parcel of land in CDS.

Insert new section, detailing the CDS Group Registration process.

Updated CDSL 16-03:
1. Granting title to land" is henceforward defined as being listed as the individual owner of a parcel of land, or as being a CDS-registered owner of group-deeded land, as shown in the About Land tool (or whatever technological feature of the official Second Life Viewer shows the ownership of a parcel).

2. Citizens shall be entitled to vote in CDS elections and/or stand for office if, on the date set by the Scientific Council in accordance with the Constitution for this purpose, they own at least one parcel of land and are current in their tier payments for at least one parcel. In cases where the parcel owner is a group, each group registered citizen must be listed as the tier payor and current in tier payment for at least one qualifying group-owned parcel. A citizen shall be an individual avatar whose name appears on both the Casper list as being current in tier payments and either 1) on a list of current individual parcel owners or 2) a CDS-registered owner of group deeded land.

3. Private land can optionally be set or deeded to any group, but that does not automatically entitle any member of the group to the title of the land. "Granting title to land" requires a separate CDS group registration process. Mistakenly deeded land should be reverted, optionally with the assistance from the Estate Owner or any similar role with the appropriate land management powers.

4. Public land, or land owned by organisations incorporated in the CDS, can be deeded to a group. This does not grant members of the group any title to the land.

5. Citizenship derived solely through membership of a group or through being the partner of a CDS citizen is hereby abolished.

6. CDS Group Registration process. <Details forthcoming>
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Re: Proposed Change to CDSL 16-03 Citizenship Establishment Act

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6. CDS Group Registration Process

A citizen in good standing may apply to for group citizenship. The application is to be directed to the Chancellor with a copy to the Dean via notecard.

The application for group citizenship must contain: citizen applicant’s login name, login names of any proposed group citizens and their group administrator status, group name and group key, parcel tierbox name and parcel ID to be deeded to the group, and the login name of the individual tierbox tenant to be set for each parcel.

Each individual group citizen must be the tenant for at least one tierbox, no more than one individual may be a tierbox tenant, and a maximum number of five (5) group citizens are allowed per group.

Prim parcels and their tierboxes are locked to ensure that they are properly regulated; they are reserved to supplement the prims of small parcels. Ownership of a prim parcel does not qualify for citizenship, whether individually or through a group.

Designated group administrators named in the application will be authorized to request CDS Estate Managers to take action on any group-owned parcel, not only those with a tierbox in their individual name.

The Chancellor will make a public post of the application to the Forum for a 7-day period to allow for public comment. Challenges to any application must state a valid cause to be considered and shall be directed to the Dean via notecard who will adjudicate any such challenge. If no valid challenges are received after the seven day period, the Chancellor will approve the application without delay. Successful challenges will be reported by the Dean and result in application denial.

Any change to the CDS-Registered owners of group land, including adding or removing members, will require a new application. A group citizen must be current in tier for at least one group tierbox in their name to maintain their good standing and CDS citizenship.

CDS Estate Banned avatars and their alts have no right to citizenship under any circumstances.
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Re: Proposed Change to CDSL 16-03 Citizenship Establishment Act

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1. “Granting title to land” is henceforward defined as being listed as the sole proprietor of a parcel of land, as shown by the About Land tool (or whatever technological feature of the official Second Life Viewer shows the ownership of a parcel).
Is it possible to replace the somehow ancient word "henceforward" through something more easy to understand for for those not having english as first language?
2. Citizens shall be entitled to vote in CDS elections and/or stand for office if, on the date set by the Scientific Council in accordance with the Constitution for this purpose, they own at least one parcel of land and are current in their tier payments for at least one parcel. A citizen shall be an individual avatar whose name appears on both the Hippo list as being current in the tier payments and on a list of current parcel owners.
change to:
2. Citizens shall be entitled to run for an office in CDS elections and/or vote if, on the dates set by the Scientific Council in accordance with the Constitution for those purposes, they own at least one parcel of land and are current in their tier payments for at least this parcel. A citizen shall be an individual avatar whose name appears on both the Casper list as being current in the tier payments and on a list of current parcel owners.

It makes more sense this way as for all elections (excluding by-elections) we have two censuses. The first for qualification to run for an office and the second one for qualification to vote.
3. Private land can optionally be set (but not deeded) to any group, but that does not entitle any member of the group a grant to the title of the land.
Thats confusing and wrong!
A landowner can set parcels to any group without loosing citizen rights. In fact citizens are encouraged to set their parcels to their private group and allow only group members to rez so the land isn´t open for griefers.
In my opinion setting land to group has nothing to do with citizenship and shold not be mentioned here at all to keep the law simple :)

Also replace
Mistakenly deeded land should be reverted, optionally with the assistance from the Estate Owner or any similar role with the appropriate land management powers.
through
Mistakenly deeded land should be reverted, optionally with the assistance from an Estate Manager or any similar role with the appropriate land management powers.

No need to bother Rudeen as any skilled EM can help
7. Membership in any “waiting list” for acquisition of a first parcel in the CDS, to be sold by Government as soon as new regions or parcels are opened for sale, does not confer citizenship status to those members, since it does not effectively confer grant title to land.
It does not harm anyone to leave this in place as we don´t know what the future might bring (In the worst case we might have to give up regions and cuddle up again).
6. CDS Group Registration Process
A citizen in good standing may apply to for group citizenship. The application is to be directed to the Chancellor with a copy to the Dean via notecard.
A citizen in good standing may apply to for group citizenship. The application is to be directed to the Chancellor via notecard with a copy to the Dean.
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Re: Proposed Change to CDSL 16-03 Citizenship Establishment Act

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Updated full text, including Lilith's suggestions. Original text here, https://cdsdemocracy.org/faqs/cdsl-16-0 ... hment-act/

Preamble

CDSL 13-10, Citizenship Bill, attempted to define more precisely the link between citizenship and land established as a fundamental principle in the Constitution of the Confederation of Democratic Simulators (CDS) in its Article VI – Citizenship, by establishing guidelines on how to incorporate the citizenship grant made to citizens who used previous laws to become citizens without a direct relationship with land ownership.

However, in subsequent events, it was made clear that the extraordinary amount of legislation covering all possible cases for citizenship complicated the establishment of an official List of Citizens as per the requirements of NL 5-15, Citizen Information Act. As a result, this list is rarely updated and requires individual validation of each and every member on the list.

Therefore, this bill provides a new and easier method to validate citizenship by keeping to the guidelines set forth in the Constitution.

1. Granting title to land" is defined as being listed as the individual owner of a parcel of land, or as being a CDS-registered owner of group-deeded land, as shown in the About Land tool (or whatever technological feature of the official Second Life Viewer shows the ownership of a parcel).

2. Citizens shall be entitled to run for an office in CDS elections and/or vote if, on the date set by the Scientific Council in accordance with the Constitution for this purpose, they own at least one parcel of land and are current in their tier payments for at least this parcel. In cases where the parcel owner is a group, each group registered citizen must be listed as the tier payor and current in tier payment for at least one qualifying group-owned parcel. A citizen shall be an individual avatar whose name appears on both the Casper list as being current in tier payments and either 1) on a list of current individual parcel owners or 2) a CDS-registered owner of group deeded land.

3. Private land can optionally be deeded to any group, but that does not automatically entitle any member of the group to the title of the land. "Granting title to land" requires a separate CDS group registration process. Mistakenly deeded land should be reverted, optionally with the assistance from an Estate Manager or any similar role with the appropriate land management powers.

4. Public land, or land owned by organisations incorporated in the CDS, can be deeded to a group. This does not grant members of the group any title to the land.

5. Citizenship derived solely through membership of a group or through being the partner of a CDS citizen is hereby abolished.

6. Membership in any “waiting list” for acquisition of a parcel in CDS does not confer citizenship status to those members.

7. CDS Group Registration Process

A citizen in good standing may apply to for group citizenship. The application is to be directed to the Chancellor via notecard with a copy to the Dean.

The application for group citizenship must contain: citizen applicant’s login name, login names of any proposed group citizens and their group administrator status, group name and group key, parcel tierbox name and parcel ID to be deeded to the group, and the login name of the individual tierbox tenant to be set for each parcel.

Each individual group citizen must be the tenant for at least one tierbox, no more than one individual may be a tierbox tenant, and a maximum number of five (5) group citizens are allowed per group.

Prim parcels and their tierboxes are locked to ensure that they are properly regulated; they are reserved to supplement the prims of small parcels. Ownership of a prim parcel does not qualify for citizenship, whether individually or through a group.

Designated group administrators named in the application will be authorized to request CDS Estate Managers to take action on any group-owned parcel, not only those with a tierbox in their individual name.

The Chancellor will make a public post of the application to the Forum for a 7-day period to allow for public comment. Challenges to any application must state a valid cause to be considered and shall be directed to the Dean via notecard who will adjudicate any such challenge. If no valid challenges are received after the seven day period, the Chancellor will approve the application without delay. Successful challenges will be reported by the Dean and result in application denial.

Any change to the CDS-Registered owners of group land, including adding or removing members, will require a new application. A group citizen must be current in tier for at least one group tierbox in their name to maintain their good standing and CDS citizenship.

CDS Estate Banned avatars and their alts have no right to citizenship under any circumstances.
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Re: Proposed Change to CDSL 16-03 Citizenship Establishment Act

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About the difference between setting land to group and deeding it (might be partly outdated)

http://forums-archive.secondlife.com/32 ... 770/1.html

edit: additional point about LI-pooling:
If you own more than one parcel in a region, the land capacity of those parcels is a unified pool. For instance, if you own one parcel with a capacity of 117 and another parcel in the same region with a capacity of 33, you have a total capacity of 150 on your land in that region. You can distribute your objects across your parcels however you see fit.
This does apply to both individually and group owned (deeded) land, but not to parcels set to group (bc ownership isn‘t affected in that case)

After noting these details I am almost ready to approve the proposed changes. Could a native speaker take the time to check spelling, grammar and style?
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Re: Proposed Change to CDSL 16-03 Citizenship Establishment Act

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Updated text, simplifying the Preamble section.

Preamble

CDSL 13-10, Citizenship Bill, attempted to define more precisely the link between citizenship and land established as a fundamental principle in the Constitution of the Confederation of Democratic Simulators (CDS) in its Article VI – Citizenship. It tried to establish guidelines on how to incorporate the citizenship grant made to citizens who used previous laws to become citizens without a direct relationship with land ownership.

However, in subsequent events, it was made clear that the extraordinary amount of legislation covering all possible cases for citizenship complicated the establishment of an official List of Citizens as per the requirements of NL 5-15, Citizen Information Act. As a result, this list is rarely updated and requires individual validation of each and every member on the list.

Therefore, this bill provides a new and easier method to validate citizenship by keeping to the guidelines set forth in the Constitution.

1. Granting title to land" is defined as being listed as the individual owner of a parcel of land, or as being a CDS-registered owner of group-deeded land, as shown in the About Land tool (or whatever technological feature of the official Second Life Viewer shows the ownership of a parcel).

2. Citizens shall be entitled to run for an office in CDS elections and/or vote if, on the date set by the Scientific Council in accordance with the Constitution for this purpose, they own at least one parcel of land and are current in their tier payments for at least this parcel. In cases where the parcel owner is a group, each group registered citizen must be listed as the tier payor and current in tier payment for at least one qualifying group-owned parcel. A citizen shall be an individual avatar whose name appears on both the Casper list as being current in tier payments and either 1) on a list of current individual parcel owners or 2) a CDS-registered owner of group deeded land.

3. Private land can optionally be deeded to any group, but that does not automatically entitle any member of the group to the title of the land. "Granting title to land" requires a separate CDS group registration process. Mistakenly deeded land should be reverted, optionally with the assistance from an Estate Manager or any similar role with the appropriate land management powers.

4. Public land, or land owned by organisations incorporated in the CDS, can be deeded to a group. This does not grant members of the group any title to the land.

5. Citizenship derived solely through membership of a group or through being the partner of a CDS citizen is hereby abolished.

6. Membership in any “waiting list” for acquisition of a parcel in CDS does not confer citizenship status to those members.

7. CDS Group Registration Process

A citizen in good standing may apply to for group citizenship. The application is to be directed to the Chancellor via notecard with a copy to the Dean.

The application for group citizenship must contain: citizen applicant’s login name, login names of any proposed group citizens and their group administrator status, group name and group key, parcel tierbox name and parcel ID to be deeded to the group, and the login name of the individual tierbox tenant to be set for each parcel.

Each individual group citizen must be the tenant for at least one tierbox, no more than one individual may be a tierbox tenant, and a maximum number of five (5) group citizens are allowed per group.

Prim parcels and their tierboxes are locked to ensure that they are properly regulated; they are reserved to supplement the prims of small parcels. Ownership of a prim parcel does not qualify for citizenship, whether individually or through a group.

Designated group administrators named in the application will be authorized to request CDS Estate Managers to take action on any group-owned parcel, not only those with a tierbox in their individual name.

The Chancellor will make a public post of the application to the Forum for a 7-day period to allow for public comment. Challenges to any application must state a valid cause to be considered and shall be directed to the Dean via notecard who will adjudicate any such challenge. If no valid challenges are received after the seven day period, the Chancellor will approve the application without delay. Successful challenges will be reported by the Dean and result in application denial.

Any change to the CDS-Registered owners of group land, including adding or removing members, will require a new application. A group citizen must be current in tier for at least one group tierbox in their name to maintain their good standing and CDS citizenship.

CDS Estate Banned avatars and their alts have no right to citizenship under any circumstances.
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Re: Proposed Change to CDSL 16-03 Citizenship Establishment Act

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The RA voted to approve these changes at today's meeting.
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