Pactum De Singularis Caelum

Covenant of One Heaven

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Article 63 - Senate

The Senate

All legislative powers of a regional collective of souls of One Heaven shall be vested in a Senate of representatives (Senators) which shall consist of all elected representatives from each Belief Collective in the spiritual region.

The Senate shall be composed of 1000 senators, directly chosen by the faithful on Earth, the Blessed Saint and Directors of the Collective Board of Directors with each Senator having the power of one vote. Each senator shall be an ascended master.

Senators shall be appointed for a term of sixty four (64) years corresponding to the interposing cycle of fixed terms of Regional and Local Elections in Heaven every sixty four (64) years.

Legislative power

Vested by the Covenant, the Senate shall have the power to review all bills passed by Regional Executive and proposed as rules and official planning of the executive.

The Senate shall also have the power to commission Regional Commissions of Investigation with the power to call any individual member within the region and any information located within One Heaven and the borders of the region to review.

Prefect of the Senate (Senate Prefect)

Responsibility for good conduct and control of the senate and the scheduling of business within the chamber shall be vested in the Office of Prefect of the Senate (Senate Prefect).

1. Senate Prefect

The Prefect of the Senate shall be an independent role, free from political party preferences. The candidate shall be elected by new senators themselves on the first day of sitting of Parliament following an Election.

2. Senate session length

The total length of a Senate session shall be equal in time and session with a regional congregation of faiths held upon the Earth once every six (6) years and not exceeding forty (40) days.

3. Senate attendance

The Senate Prefect shall be responsible for the issuing of summons to individual Senators for their attendance to Parliament.

Excepting special leave granted by the Senate Prefect due to matters of national security, health or extended personal matters, all Senators shall be required to attend the Sitting Session Days as listed in the summons.


Election Year

During a year in which a election is to be called, the Parliament shall not sit. Instead the last session of Parliament before it is dissolved shall be the year before.

Life of Parliament

Parliament shall exist for a fixed period of sixty four (64) years before being dissolved ahead of Regional Elections for a new Parliament.

Dissolution of Parliament

Regional Parliament shall be dissolved every sixty four (64) years following that last day of the Session for the house of Parliament.

Date of Senate Election

The date of a senate election shall always occur within the Spring months, allowing 40 days prior to the date of the election for the official campaign period.


The minimum number of members (quorum) required to be present within the chamber of a House of Parliament to permit the full exercise of its powers shall be one third the total number of members of that house.

Neither House of Parliament shall be permitted to undertake procedures that require a quorum if the total number of members in that House is not equal or greater to the quorum.


Voting in both houses of Parliament shall be by open vote expressed as either Yes or No to the proposition before the chamber.

Voting shall always require a quorum and shall follow the standard procedures listed in this Covenant.

Total votes shall be tallied as either Yes, or No to the proposition expressed by the Bill. A higher total number of Yes votes to No votes shall deem the Bill or proposition has been passed. A higher total number of No votes to Yes votes shall deem the Bill or proposition has been defeated.

The record, attendance and vote of all members of both Houses of Parliament shall be recorded on the public record.

Protocols and standards of a Senate of One Heaven

By this Covenant, the Supreme Council are authorized to forge a formal set of protocols and standards regarding its own function which relates to the detailed definition and requirements of operational procedure and function necessitated by the institution. These shall be known as the Protocols and Standards of the a Senate of a Regional Belief Collective of One Heaven.

These standards themselves must embody and be consistent with the specific articles of this Covenant and in turn must be approved by a majority vote of all delegates attending a Great Conclave.

In terms of the major subject matter dealt with by the Protocols and Standards of the a Senate of a Regional Belief Collective of One Heaven, the following areas must specifically provide detail and procedures consistent with the Covenant.