2021 September 18 Law Changes
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Changes to Kingdom Law made by Floki and Elizabeth on September 18, 2021:
Article I. Add: Section 4 Rights and Duties of the Coronet of a Principality A. The rights, duties, and powers of the Coronet rest equally and jointly with the Sovereign and the Consort B. Laws and Proclamations 1. The word of the Coronet, written or spoken, is law within their Territorial Principality, subject to Corpora, the By-Laws, the Laws of the Kingdom of Ansteorra, and the word of the Crown. 2. There are two classes of law, edict and statute. a. Edict is any lawful command of the Coronet, and has the force of statute for the period of time proclaimed, but not to exceed the duration of the reign in which it is proclaimed. Edicts of more than 30 days, or which conflict with existing statutes must be published in the first available kingdom and principality newsletter and signed by the Sovereign and the Consort of the Principality. The published edict must specify any portion of statutory law that it affects. b. Statute is the continuing body of law in the principality. To change statutory law, a new law must be published in the kingdom and principality newsletter or must be mailed as a separate mailing to all persons receiving the newsletter, and signed by the Sovereign, the Consort, the Principality Seneschal, the Crown of Ansteorra, and the Kingdom Seneschal.
C. Other Rights, Duties, and Powers
1. The Coronet of a principality shall be in fealty and allegiance to the Crown of Ansteorra at all times. 2. The Coronet is a single member of the Principality Financial Committee. 3. Other rights of the Coronet include, but are not limited to, the following: a. The right to grant all armigerous titles, ennoblements, grants, awards, and so forth that are recognized by the College of Arms only with the prior consent of the Crown. b. The right to grant all non-armigerous titles, ennoblements, grants, awards, and so forth that are recognized by the College of Arms for their principality. c. The right to counsel the Crown in matters concerning their principality. d. The right to counsel the kingdom and principality officers in matters concerning their principality. e. Reflect the royal presence in the principality when the Crown cannot be in attendance. f. Ensure, for the Crown, the well-being and contentment of their principality and of their subjects. g. Ensure, for the Crown, the efficacy of the officers of the principality. h. Petition the Crown on matters pertaining to the principality, and on behalf of the members of their populace. i. Hold court as required in the principality, as the Crown’s representative.
Article II: Section 1. Add “/Principality” Article II, Section 2, Subsection 2. Add: C. Warrants for Principality officers are in the form of a roster warrant that is signed by the Crown, Coronet of the relevant Principality, and the Greater and Lesser Officers of State at each Round Table. This rule does not preclude the issuance of individual warrants when it is deemed necessary. Article II, Section 2, Subsection 3. B. 2.a. Change to: Removal of a seneschal requires prior notification of the Crown, the Coronet of a Principality if applicable, the Kingdom Seneschal, and the Principality Seneschal if applicable. B. 2 b. Change to: Removal of any officer (except a seneschal) requires prior notification of the Kingdom Seneschal and Principality Seneschal if applicable. Add: B.2.d.: Removal of any officer from a principality requires prior notification of the Coronet of that principality. Article II, Section 3, Subsection 1: Add. “e. Principality Law, if applicable” Article II, Section 5. C. Add: “8. Reviews changes to Principality Law to ensure that they do not conflict with Kingdom Law, Corpora, the By-Laws, or local, county, state, or federal law.” Article II, Section 7. A. 6. Change to: a. Armored Marshal b. Rapier Marshal c. Missile Marshal d. Equestrian Marshal e. Youth Combat Marshal f. Youth Rapier Marshal Article III, Section 3, Subsection 1. A. Remove: baron and baroness. B. Change: “baron or baroness” to “nobility”, Add: “(or equivalent appropriate title)” E. Change: “baron or baroness” to “noble” F. Change: “baron or baroness” to “nobility” Article III, Section 3, Subsection 3. Change: “Court Barons and Court Baronesses” to “Court Nobility” A. Change: “barons and baronesses” to “nobility”; Change: “baron or baroness” to “noble” B. Change: “baron or baroness” to “nobility” C. Change: “baron or baroness” to “nobility” Article IV. Section 7. Subsection 1. B. 2. Add: “or principality” Subsection 1. B. Change: 4. Territorial Coronet (if any) 5. Crown 6. Corporate Officer 7. Board of Directors Article VI: Section 1. A. Change: “Crown Prince or Princess” to “Heirs” C. Change: “If either the Crown Prince or Princess is unable…” to “If either of the Heirs are unable…” Article VIII: Section 6, A.: Add “riding” Section 6, E.: Add “riding” Section 7, A: Remove: “that” Section 8: Renumber to Section 9 Add: New Section 8: Ridings. A riding is a branch recognized by the Crown, formed under the protection of a province, which fulfills the requirements listed below: A. At least eight paid members of the SCA, five of which are subscribing members. B. A warrantable seneschal and treasurer. C. A name and arms that have been registered with the College of Arms. D. A record of at least six months of regular activity. Article IX: Section 2. A., Add: and armigerous principality awards, honors, and orders. Add: Section 3: Principality Awards This section discusses the awards and customs for principalities within Ansteorra. Subsection 1: Principality Awards and Precedence A. All awards and honors affecting precedence or rank in the principality may be given only at calendar events or, if given outside the boundaries of Ansteorra, in accordance with the laws of the governing kingdom. B. Holders of principality awards and honors and members of principality orders may display the armory and insignia of those awards, honors, or orders. Subsection 2: Creation and Revision of Principality Awards, Honors, and Orders A. The Principality reserves the right to itself to create and revise any and all principality non-armigerous awards, honors, and orders. B. The Coronet will consult with the College of Heralds to ensure that names and armory for new or revised awards can be registered with the College of Arms under SCA Guidelines. C. The constitutions of new awards and revisions to existing awards must be published in the kingdom and principality newsletter. Article X: Section 2, A., Change: “Dukes and duchesses” to “Those of ducal rank”, twice. Section 2 B. Change: “Ansteorran dukes and duchesses” to “Those of ducal rank who have reigned in Ansteorra” Section 2 C. Change “chose” to “choose” Section 2. C.: Change: “a baron or baroness” to “nobility” Section 2, D. Change: “a baron or baroness” to “nobility” Section 3, A. Change: “Counts and Countesses” to “Those of county rank” Section 3. B. Change: “Ansteorran counts and countesses” to “Those of county rank who have reigned in Ansteorra” Section 3. C: Change “chose” to “choose” Section 3. C.: Change: “a baron or baroness” to “nobility” Renumber Section 4 to New Section 5. New Section 4: Viscounty Coronets: A. Those of viscounty rank have the exclusive right to wear coronets with up to six semi-circular projections. B. Those of viscounty rank may choose to wear a flat-topped coronet, but should remember that they might be mistaken for nobility. New Section 5, A. Change: “barons and baronesses” to “nobility” New Section 5, A.2. Change: “six” to “twelve” New Section 5, B. Change: “barons and baronesses” to “nobility” New Section 5, C. Change: “barons and baronesses” to “nobility”, twice New Section 5, E. Change: “barons and baronesses” to “nobility” Article X. Renumber Section 5, 6, and 7 to 6, 7, and 8, respectively. New Section 8. Change “Grandfather Clause” to “Legacy;” add “Other” New Section 8. A. change ‘“grandfathering”’ to “a legacy exception” New Section 8. A. change “grandfather” to “legacy exception” New Section 8. C. Change: “grandfather status” to “legacy exception” and add “other” New Section 8. C.8. Change “Barony of Bjornsborg--Baronial engrailed of 7 points” to “Christyana Lambrecht - Baronial”