Cascadian Senate is cthe supreme force in the Republic. The entire membership is to become a Senator, and is allowed to vote in the Senate on various legislation. Each person in the Cascadian Republic is given the right to vote in the Senate, with the exception of those on trial, or have had their voting powers suspended.
Each voting member of the Senate is allowed to propose any legislative document or amendment. When such a bill is passed, it is the supreme law in the Republic, to be obeyed and followed by all Cascadian agencies. All bills are to achieve a 51% majority and all amendments and declarations of war are to achieve a 68% majority.
Voting procedure is to dictate that all Senate members are to post their vote (either yes, no, or abstain), at the end of the voting period (48 to 72 hours), votes will be tallied and the General Secretary, President, or Premier will thus close and conclude the bill. If a 'yes' majority has been achieved then the bill will become law, as per the supreme executive power that is given to the Cascadian Senate. Emergency votes may be declared by the Central Executive Committee, this will make the bill require 12 to 24 hours to achieve a majority.
Every month, the Cascadian Senate is to elect five officers, and every other month the Senate is to elect the Central Executive Committee.
Special declarations may be made by the Senate, such declarations are a raise in threat level, a state of emergency, or activation of the Cascadian Armed Services Committee. Declarations are defined as:
Raise in Threat Level: Gives general notification that Cascadia must begin preparing for possible conflict.
State of Emergency: Allies are contacted on possible conflict, sign in with military divisions, and automatic treat level to DEFCON 3. The State of Emergency also gives all bills related to such a conflict just a 12 to 24 hour time limit.
Cascadian Armed Services Committee: Martial law is declared and split second decisions can be made by military officials. Administration of the Committee is handed to the Premier, Secretary of Defense, and military division commanding officers. Automatic DEFCON 2 is declared.