His Imperial Majesty Alexander IV, Defender of the Faith, Turtle and Elephants, may the Almighty God bless his reign, gave Imperial Assent to Augustus Act which clarifies the position of the Pavlovian Emperor as Augustus of Rome and establishes punishments for crimes against Imperial dignity. The Act reiterates the Pavlovian Emperor's position as the Augustus (Emperor) of the undivided Christian Roman Empire, the title being reserved for his legitimate successors.
The Act establishes punishments for Impericide (murdering a monarch), high treason, treason and laesa maiestas (insulting a monarch), ranging from being whipped 50 times and losing all titles (for laesa maiestas) to being hanged to death, quartered, having the bones burned to ashes and shot from a cannon together with all family members (for Impericide). However, Pavlov operates on a "macronational law first" principle, which means that the punishment will not be carried out if doing so would contradict the local (macronational) legislation and will instead be conducted in effigie.
Additionally, the Act establishes a commission for the codification of Codex Alexandrus, consisting of HIM Emperor Alexander IV and HIH Grand Prince Jaroslav Aleksandrovych, and nominally provides for the alternative numeration of the Emperor as IV & VI, as he is the sixth Emperor carrying the name of Alexander.