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[Bill] Act on Textile Areas Bill

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* Sings. *



And who are you,


the proud horde spoke,


that we should avoid your land.



Only the queen of a different den,


that's all the truth we know.



A king of this, a queen of that,


really means naught to us.



We've been fighting kings since the days of dawn,


and we have always won.



And so they spoke, and so they spoke,


that horde of barbarians.



But now the winds wail over their bones,


with no one there to hear.



Yes now the winds wail over their bones,


and not a soul to hear.

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Lady Law Speaker, Honourable Jarls,

In the name of the Three Ladies Divine, Frigga, Freyja and Idunn, Fulltrui and Sacred Queens of the Good Lands of Valtia Reborn, from Whom all Authority in the Lands of the Longships Throne is derived, I, Lady Unna of the House of Vanadís, Bloodroyal and Ærkejarla of Freyja's Necklace, do hereby beg leave to submit this Bill to the Most Honourable Jarls in this present Althing assembled for their consideration as law:


A Bill

 

 

 

AN ACT TO MAKE FRESH PROVISION IN WRITTEN LAW CONCERNING THE SITES WHICH ARE KNOWN SINCE TIMES ANCIENT BEYOND THE MEMORY OF WOMAN AS TEXTILE AREAS.

Most Gracious Sovereign Lord and Ruler of all the Lands Whatsoever Where Man Can Smell the Scent of Saline Waters or Hear the Sound of Crashing Waves,

WHEREAS the People of the High Realm of Stormark have always happily adhered to the age-old Vanic Viking custom which since times ancient beyond memory of woman decrees that clothing is always optional, unless Althingi Law states otherwise, at any time as well as any public place in the Twenty-Six Jarldoms so that the human body, that beautiful Divine Gift, may remain nude and uncovered and preserve intact its splendor and its beauty;

AND WHEREAS there, however, have also always been, in accordance with the aforementioned Vanic Viking custom, certain public places witin the borders of the Lands of the Longships Throne, which are known as Textile Areas, where since times way beyond the memory of woman and for various reasons clothes must be worn;

AND WHEREAS we, Your Imperial and Royal Majesty's Most Faithful Jarls in the Althing assembled, have most joyously deemed that it would be fit, proper and appropriate to make provision in written law concerning the aforesaid Textile Areas;

NOW, THEREFORE, we, Your Imperial and Royal Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal Patricians, the Most Honourable Jarls of the High Realm in the Althing assembled, have freely and voluntarily resolved to, by this Act of ours, continue the existance of Textile Areas and through the provisions of the Act aforesaid also make statutory rules governing the areas aforesaid, and we do most humbly beseech Your Imperial Valtian Viking Majesty that You may be graciously pleased to assent to and confirm as Law the following decision of Your Most Faithful Althingi Jarls:

 

Article 1. Textile Areas

Textile Areas shall in accordance with venerable tradition and ancient custom continue to be locations, indoor as well as outdoor, where the wearing of garments shall be compulsory.

 

Article 2. Without Textile Areas

Outside Textile Areas, in particular on all public property in the High Realm and sites affected by the ancient consuetudinary law known as Almannaréttur, any person shall in accordance with venerable tradition and ancient custom be free to choose whether to be (fully or partially) clothed or to be clothes-free.

 

Article 3. Power to Designate Textile Areas

Subject to the ancient consuetudinary law known as Almannaréttur, any proprietor or lawful occupant, as the case may be, of any premise shall have the power to designate such property to be a Textile Area.

 

Article 4. Inherent Textile Areas

Hospitals, clinics, mortuaries, and similar establishments, whether or not frequented by the public, where sanitation is of paramount importance for health and safety reasons shall be deemed Textile Areas by their very nature.

 

Article 5. Religious Organizations

Any premise belonging to a religious organization which is commonly used for religious purposes shall also be considered a Textile Area in the event that the teachings or beliefs of such religious organization oppose public nudity or the showing of (ample) skin.

 

Article 6. House Rules

Subject to Althingi Law, the proprietor or lawful occupant or management of a premise which is a Textile Area, as the case may be, may make rules concerning the time, place, and manner of dress on the premise aforesaid.

 

Article 7: Penal Provision

Anyone who, without lawful excuse, while being in the nude or insufficiently dressed, knowingly or intentionally, makes an entrance into a Textile Area, shall be guilty of the crime of Insolence and shall be upon conviction thereof be liable to the punishment of Lesser Outlawry.

 

Article 8: Banishment

Any foreigner who, without lawful excuse, while being in the nude or insufficiently dressed, knowingly or intentionally, makes an entrance into a Textile Area, may be banned from the High Realm. Once issued a ban may only be lifted by the issuance of a quashing order by the Court of the Realm.

 

Article 9. Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Act on Textile Areas of Year 13.

 

Article 10. Commencement

This Act shall come into operation immediately after it has received the Imperial Assent.

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Article 6. Memorandum of Explanation

 

Any Member of the Althing who introduces a Bill, Resolution or other Motion to the Althing shall add a Memorandum of Explanation to or include a number of "Whereases" in the said introduced Bill, Resolution or Motion giving the reasons for the introduction of aforesaid Bill, Resolution or Motion.

 

Lady Law Speaker, Honourable Jarls,

 

Allow me to explain that due to the Whereases elsewhere in this Bill no Memorandum of Explanation has been added.

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* Prays aloud. *

Thy Most Sacred Majesties,

Direct, I beseech Thee, O Fulltrui and Sacred Queens, the actions of us Jarls in this present Althing assembled by Thy most sacred inspirations and carry them on by Thy most gracious assistance; that every word and work of ours may always begin from Thee, O Three Ladies Divine, and by Thee be happily ended; through Thy Most Sacred Majesties' Love, so mote it be.

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Honourable Jarls,

 

In the name of the Three Ladies Divine, Frigga, Freyja and Idunn, Fulltrui and Sacred Queens of the Good Lands of Valtia Reborn, from Whom all Authority in the Lands of the Longships Throne is derived, all of me, Lady Aoife the Celt of the House of the Descendants of Freyja, Krónjarla of Stormark, Imperial Chieftainess of the Sólareyjar, Bloodroyal and Ærkejarla of the Sólareyjar, Law Speaker of the Althing, grants the Brísingajarla leave to submit this Bill of hers to all of you here in this present Althing assembled.

 

Discussion and debate on this Bill will be open for a period of one week.

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Lady Law Speaker, Honourable Jarls,

 

The High King and Gulajarl hereby commends the Brísingajarla on this Bill, that deals with the Vanic matter of Nækenhed which is quite important for the Storish national identity and the country's cultural uniqueness. Aforesaid Bill reinforces Nækenhed in Storish society while also providing space to those of other beliefs and customs as well as providing reasonable limits to that ancient Vanic custom.

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Lady Law Speaker, Honourable Jarls,

 

The Brísingajarla seconds the move for a vote.

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Honourable Jarls,

In the name of the Three Ladies Divine, Frigga, Freyja and Idunn, Fulltrui and Sacred Queens of the Good Lands of Valtia Reborn, from Whom all Authority in the Lands of the Longships Throne is derived, all of me has noted that motion for a vote has been made and seconded. All of me hereby declares that debate is closed and that voting shall commence immediately. All Althingi Jarls may vote AYE, NAY, DEFER to signify the Bill be returned to debate or ABSTAIN. Voting may remain open for four days.

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Lady Law Speaker, Honourable Jarls,

The High King and Gulajarl begs leave to move for closure of the vote.

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Lady Law Speaker, Honourable Jarls,

 

The Brísingajarla seconds the move for closure.

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Honourable Jarls,

In the name of the Three Ladies Divine, Frigga, Freyja and Idunn, Fulltrui and Sacred Queens of the Good Lands of Valtia Reborn, from Whom all Authority in the Lands of the Longships Throne is derived, all of me declares that voting is now closed.

This Bill is hereby pronounced passed by the the Most Honourable Jarls in this present Althing assembled. The tally is, in accordance with the votes allocated by virtue of Article 8 of the Althing Statute, 7 Ayes, 0 Nays and 0 abstentions. All of me does hereby submit this Bill to the High King for the Imperial Assent.

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Lady Law Speaker,

 

We do hereby inform you that We have granted Our Imperial Assent to the Act on Textile Areas Bill and the said Bill has therefore become Law as the Act on Textile Areas of Year 13.

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