About Me Hey guys! For those of you who don’t know, I’m sparkleA, Sparkghetti, and most often Sparks. I’m a Senior Administrator and Minister without Portfolio (Adviser). I joined the server in late July 2017, so I’ve been playing for about 1 year and 8 months. Qualifications I’ve had a lot of experience on this server as a Member of Parliament, Minister, and Senior Administrator, so I understand how the server works and what I can do as an MP to benefit the server as best I can. My time as an MP lasted over a year until I decided to take a break to focus on other aspects of the server and government. I’m active on the forums and especially Discord, both of which are important to being an MP. If you elect me this April, I will work hard to improve the server and correct the issues you all see in it. Past Bills Since I’ve had over a year in Parliament, I’ve had the opportunity to post some motions, which I admit not all were passed. Here are the 9 that did make it into law (ordered chronologically, from oldest to most recent) so you have some of my previous work to look at when considering whether you should vote for me. Please note, I also collaborated with others on some bills, so they aren’t listed under my name nor here, but I still do work with others in Parliament to get stuff done. I have even assisted with motions during the time I wasn’t in Parliament! Allowing wood in construction of suburbs houses - This motion was a very simple concept that changed the law to allow wood when used well in the suburbs and was passed 7-0. Replacement system for MPs - Contrary to the previous motion, this one is much more complicated. Basically, I created a system in case MPs resigned, or in another way were removed from office, so that all the seats in Parliament would be filled. Passed 10-0. Stealing Edit - Increased punishments for stealing. Passed 9-2. Pets in Apartments - Previously no animals were allowed in apartments, but after this bill, dogs, cats, and parrots were legal apartment pets. Passed 11-1. Harassment Penalty - This bill made harassment illegal and had very detailed punishments for it. Passed 11-0. Motion Wait Time Edit - Before this bill was passed, motions needed to be on the forum for five days before they were put into the two day voting period. I thought that was way too long, so I changed it to a 24 hour waiting period before two days of voting. This has since increased to 48 hours. Passed 10-0. Allowing only farmers to sell crops - I decided to make this bill as a compromise to the Parliamentary debate as to whether only farmers can have farms at all. In an in-game poll, this was the most supported option by the players as well, which I made sure was true before I posted this motion. To summarize here, although you should really read the bill to try to fully understand it, only farmers were allowed to sell crops directly to players and only farmers could buy or sell crops through a chest shop. Passed 5-3. Two Jobs - This bill allowed players to hold both a university/regular job and an aqua/departmental job. Passed 5-0. Parliament/Cabinet Secretary Vote - This bill was accepted, but not exactly implemented, as the Parliament Secretary doesn’t do much of anything and the Cabinet Secretary isn’t elected. If you elect me, I will do my best to enact this bill and promote transparency in the legislative branch, whether as the Parliament Secretary or working with them. Passed 7-0. As you can see, I have had a variety of ideas that I believe benefited the server as a whole. You can also check out the denied/invalid subforum here to see what other motions I tried to get passed and you may notice some similarities between my old motions and some bills made after that. But my past isn’t the only indicator of why you should vote for me. The Issues Guns/drugs - not really necessary, and could hurt the family friendly climate. But, guns could be an interesting addition to go with the Department of Justice. I would have to see the public opinion on this one before voting, but I’m definitely leaning towards no, especially on drugs. Government shop - the gov shop is made to be expensive to buy and cheap to sell to encourage players buying from other players, so I think the prices should increase to decrease government dependency. PM/DPM - the Prime Minister should always remain Koal as, in my opinion, he is the only one who can execute this position’s tasks full time. The Deputy Prime Minister (currently Kat) should be appointed by the PM and approved by Parliament. They should be able to be removed by a Vote of No Confidence. Candidate restrictions - as you can see from the fact that I assisted Kat with her recent bill to restrict members of the executive and judicial branch from running for Parliament unless there are under 10 other candidates in the election, I support restrictions to one branch in most circumstances. However, with the current server population, I oppose term limits. We do not have enough players to restrict our MPs to only one term, but if the people want them removed, they can always vote them out. Realism - although this isn’t a hot topic issue, basically everyone wants to promote it, I also believe realism is incredibly important. In fact, realism drew me to this server and caused me to stick around, at least in the beginning. Now, the community also keeps me here, because without you guys, I would never have gotten to where I am in this server. So thank you guys. Closing Remarks Whether you vote for me or not, thank you for taking the time to read my post. Although it is possible I will not be put into the running because I am a Minister, I still thank you all for the opportunity. Remember to put a little Sparkle in your Parliament ✨! Thank you so much!