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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Reforming Atlasian Public Health Act of 2014 (Amendment Vote) on: April 23, 2014, 08:41:34 pm
Cincy ou got some leftovers on a copy and paste job there it would seem man.

NAY

A more condense version or perhaps a guidepost, could be effectuated from that real life text I agree and some of it looks like parts of the Fritzcare law, like the covered treatments so I think it or a predecessor may have already been used in this fashion.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Reforming Atlasian Public Health Act of 2014 (Debating) on: April 23, 2014, 08:39:46 pm
I genuinely believe that part of the things that TNF is posting looks pretty nice but I would like to see limited-profit providers being included as part of bi-partisan agreement and introducing an scaled premium system as the main part of funding for this "new" healthcare system.

EDIT: Now I've seen that this is copy and pasting but we could use partially the structure of it and fine-tune it for Atlasian Standards.

Partially, maybe. But I fear that, even without the difference over signal payer versus a market competing-premium based and supported public option, that the size of the bill would render either version impassable based on the size alone.

so Hostile.

Fine then. Endorsed!

Endorsed? what you mean endorsed man?
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Reforming Atlasian Public Health Act of 2014 (Debating) on: April 23, 2014, 07:38:04 pm
I genuinely believe that part of the things that TNF is posting looks pretty nice but I would like to see limited-profit providers being included as part of bi-partisan agreement and introducing an scaled premium system as the main part of funding for this "new" healthcare system.

EDIT: Now I've seen that this is copy and pasting but we could use partially the structure of it and fine-tune it for Atlasian Standards.

Partially, maybe. But I fear that, even without the difference over signal payer versus a market competing-premium based and supported public option, that the size of the bill would render either version impassable based on the size alone.

so Hostile.
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Duke-Scott Educating The People Reform (Debating) on: April 23, 2014, 07:29:18 pm
Quote from: Amendment 60:68 by shua
Section I
1. The following must be offered free of any additional charge by all public schools operating in the Republic of Atlasia Federal Government of Atlasia will allocate $3 billion in grants to needy school districts for the provision of:
a. Healthcare
b. Mental healthcare
c. On-site guidance counselors
d. Lunch
e. Recess time
f. Tutors
2. School districts that are unable to comply with any part of clause 1 of this section due to financial limitations are entitled to apply for grants from the federal government to allow them to comply.


Section II - WiFi Expansion
1. $2 billion shall be appropriated for expanding WiFi access to public schools servicing nearly 20 million students in the Republic of Atlasia.

Section III - Expanded Access to Computer Technology
1. All Every public schools lacking adequate technology including computers and projects shall be eligible for a federal grant not to exceed $50,000.

Section IV - Textbooks
1. Each public school teacher will receive a $1000 grant for the selection of his or her own classroom textbooks.  These textbooks may be ordered upon approval of his or her district education board.


Section V - Recess
1. All public schools will be required to allocate no less than 30 minutes each day for recess.
2. High school seniors may apply for the privilege to leave school grounds during recess time, but only upon the approval of his or her guidance counselor.

Sponsor Feedback: None Given
Status: OBjected to by Senator TNF. A vote can be started in about an hour and a half.
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Give Peace a Chance Act of 2014 (Voting on Amendment) on: April 23, 2014, 07:25:47 pm
5-2-3-0

Well atleast everyone voted on this. But we are one vote short of ending this.
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Residential Taxation Reform Act of 2014 (Debating) on: April 23, 2014, 07:15:37 pm
Vote on Amendment 60:50 by TNF:

Aye (3): bore, Talleyrand and TNF
Nay (7): Alfred F. Jones, DC al Fine, Goldwater, Lumine, NC Yankee, shua, and TyriontheImperialist
Abstain (0):

Didn't Vote (0):

Third all Senator vote I think in two days. The amendment is rejected.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Save Our Sharks Act of 2014 (Debating) on: April 23, 2014, 07:12:21 pm
We appeared to be tied right now.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Dukeís Letís Put Atlasia to Work Program (Amendment Vote) on: April 23, 2014, 07:08:57 pm
New and small businesses create most of the jobs, because once a company is up and running, the priority is cost cutting and doing the same with less. Also technology upgrades often are directly correlated wtih higher efficiency and few workers. Thus new and small business, create the most jobs.


NAY

If you wanted to limit the size of the new businesses in question that are eligible, there might be a number I can agree with.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Proportional Representation Act is garbage on: April 23, 2014, 07:06:21 pm
Also, shua may have discovered the reason why the three week period is set in relation to the election like that.

Of course, another good way to find out why not the last two weeks would be to contact bgwah, since I am pretty sure he wrote this.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Proportional Representation Act Fix of 2014 (Debating) on: April 23, 2014, 07:01:32 pm
I haven't taken a close look at your section seven thing, so that is why I sticking to the number of weeks.

How many weeks were left in X's term?

I think there were just over five weeks left. If you would prefer, perhaps we could do 4?

Actually, in light of what Adam posted in the other board, five under the current wording would preserve the current three and add the last two weeks that are presently the problem he is describing, no?
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Public means Public Act (Debating) on: April 23, 2014, 06:56:39 pm
Too early to declare the amendment passed.


Should we cover the whole the cost or a percentage thereof? I would prefer the latter, because certainly the Regions can be expected to cover some percentage if the NE and probably the IDS (haven't checked recently to see what the status of that is, just too much going on) are looking to cover all of it already.

12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Long-term Unemployment Relief Act (Amendment at Vote) on: April 23, 2014, 06:50:17 pm
I wouldp refer to get to 12.50 a few years quicker o nthe tipped employees, but overall this is a good improvement of the bill.

AYE
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Amendment to the Paid Leave Act of 2013 (Debating) on: April 23, 2014, 06:39:31 pm
Vote on Amendment 60:57 by TNF:

Aye (2): Alfred F. Jones and TNF
Nay (Cool: bore, DC al Fine, Goldwater, Lumine, NC Yankee, shua, Talleyrand and TyriontheImperialist.
Abstain (0):

Didn't Vote (0):

THe amendment has failed.

What now?
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: LA and NC 2014 Congressional Races on: April 23, 2014, 06:34:56 pm
Grant's only good part of the debate was the closing, and it was barely mediocre. She should have emphasized that she is the only candidate who cannot be distracted from the key issues by legislative bs, business dealings and for Harris, his Amendment 1 campaign. She could have done much better on the pre-existing conditions question, especially once she referenced her son I think, the lost potential was obvious. She needed a standout performance and didn't get it.

Of course her message was nonexistant and lacked the necessary depth. They all sucked on their immigration responses, falling for the deport them all trap, perhaps they think it safer then enforcement by attrition.

I think Tillis was the best performer as he was the only one to really make a case against Hagan and he cast his legislative record as positive. He did basically tell the coast that they were on there own in dealing with rising ocean levels, so expect that in Hagan's ads. I think Harris did second best. Combined with his advertising, I think Tillis-Harris runoff, is more likely now then it was maybe a week ago. Still two weeks to go though.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Double Jeopardy Is OK...Take Two (Debating) on: April 23, 2014, 06:22:32 pm
Quote from: How is This look?
The Double Jeopardy Is OK Sometimes Amendment

Quote
Article 3, Section 2, Subsection 3 of the 3rd Constitution is amended to read:
No person shall be tried again for the same crime following a legitimate acquittal or conviction, unless fresh and viable evidence is discovered pertaining to linking the aquitted person to that crime.

Not offering this yet, as I am unsure about the word "linking".
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Bill of Rights Amendment (At Final Vote) on: April 23, 2014, 06:13:03 pm
A final vote is now open once again on this Constitutional Amendment, Senators please vote Aye, Nay or Abstain.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Public Intoxication Act (Redraft at Vote) on: April 23, 2014, 06:00:34 pm
Reluctant Aye
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Proportional Representation Act is garbage on: April 23, 2014, 05:55:25 pm
If the emergency slot is open (not sure with the pending job legislation on the floor), it'd be nice if this could be bumped into it.

Cincy just filled the last one with Talleyrand's Proportional Representation Amendment, actually. So if you want to move quickly. Just expand the text of suggested improvements you made adn have someone offer it as an amendment to that.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Proportional Representation Act is garbage on: April 23, 2014, 05:53:40 pm
I still think our big problem here is that a senator wants to hold onto his job while missing a month of work. Am I the only one who thinks it's kind of BS that a senator can resign as senator after he's won re-election and then get automatically rehired when the term turns over? A resignation symbolizes that you are no longer interested in serving. If Barack Obama had resigned on November 10th, 2012 after winning re-election, he would not have expected to ascend to the office again on January 20th, 2013. I mean, I know people get busy... but if someone is going to be missing entire months at a time, to me, they should maybe rethink being a senator.

Rather than resigning or taking a leave of absence, can't you just make an effort to take half an hour out of your studying to check up on things here? When I was a senator and had exams, I would always warn that I might miss some things, but usually I ended up checking in anyway just because it's impossible to study 24/7.

I'm not intending to take a LOA for "months at a time", it'd be two weeks, give or take a few days. I could serve out the remainder of my extra-super-special term as a compromise and then take the LOA, missing out the first two weeks of my term and then serving to the best of my ability for the other 87.5% of it. I suppose I could also make an effort to keep a (relatively) significant presence on the forum during that time, but I feel I wouldn't be up to snuff if I were to do that.

If you want to be sure, then contact Tyrion since anything I say seems to be either misinterpeted or ignored anymore.

No leave can be longer then 368 hours. Also, keep in mind that just because you are eligible to be expelled, doesn't mean the process will be started and just because it has started, doesn't mean that you will necessarily be voted out. We have never had someone get voted on that wasn't well on the sunny side of gone so we never had a chance to test the matter. However, there are circumstances where I would vote against expulsion depending on the circumstances and the gurrantees made about the time period afterwards.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: LA and NC 2014 Congressional Races on: April 22, 2014, 08:58:25 pm
Getting on honest answer that with Russia dominating the news, from a politician is near impossible. They are just going to go with the one that is blowing stuff up today on the evening news.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Executive Compensation Act of 2014 (Debating) on: April 22, 2014, 08:39:48 pm
The sponsor has 24 hours to begin advocating for this legislation.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / SENATE BILL: Executive Compensation Act of 2014 (Debating) on: April 22, 2014, 08:39:25 pm
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Executive Compensation Act of 2014

1. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 is hereby repealed in full.

2. The SEC shall no longer recognize the authority of the Federal Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to establish standards of financial accounting, effective July 1, 2014.

3. The Atlasian Government recommends that standard FASB 142 be prohibited from enforcement, effective immediately upon passage of this act.

4. The Government of Atlasia, under the purview of the Department of Internal Affairs, shall create Official Atlasian Accounting Standards, which shall replace the FASB's purview over nongovernmental accounting affairs. Included in these standards is a provision prohibiting the enforcement of standards included in the current FASB 142 standard.

5. If a publicly traded company, or a privately owned company intending to become publicly traded, desires to include stock-based compensation in an employee's compensation package, that employee may not derive any form of income from that compensation, with the exception of dividends, until 5 years after the employee is no longer a member of that company. Pension, retirement payouts, or other forms of deferred compensation do not constitute membership in the company.

Sponsor: TyriontheImperialist
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House: Duke/Cinci administration on: April 22, 2014, 08:33:46 pm
Mr. President,

The South American/Asian Trade Reform Act has passed the Senate and is prestend to you for your signature or veto.

Well Regards from Your Friend,
Senator NC Yankee,
Senate President Pro-Tempore
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: South American/Asian Trade Reform Act (On the President's Desk) on: April 22, 2014, 08:23:49 pm
Quote from: Final Text
South American/Asian Trade Reform Act:

1. Taking into account the complicated political and strategical relationship that the Republic of Atlasia has with Latin American and Asian nations, the Republic will commit itself to an increase in trade, economic and cultural cooperation and an increased number of memberships in international organisms related to the zone.

2. The Republic of Atlasia will increase funding to the Organization of American States (OAS) in 40 million per year, starting January 1st, 2015, in order to solve itís economic problems and ensure independence from external donors. Atlasia will (via SoEA) push forward for a continental effort to stop the increasing number of constitutional amendments that attempt to put an end to Presidential term limits.

3. The Republic of Atlasia acknowledges the role of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) in promoting economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. In order to expand the success of this forum, the Republic of Atlasia formally supports the membership of the states of India, Bangladesh, Macau, Laos, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama and Ecuador. The Republic of Atlasia also relinquishes itís right to represent Guam, and it supports the membership of said state.

4. The Republic of Atlasia states its desire to join the Pacific Alliance trade bloc as a full member state, considering that Atlasia already meets all prerequisites for membership with the following caveats:

a) The Republic of Atlasia recognizes that accepting free movement of people will have to wait for immigration reform in the Republic itself, and will work to lessen immigration restrictions on immigrants to Atlasia from Pacific Alliance states.

b) The Republic of Atlasia does not recognize the authority of the Pacific Alliance to mandate common diplomatic representation.

c) The Republic of Atlasia shall not mandate any changes to existing Atlasian stock markets in pursuit of a common Pacific Alliance market, but is willing to negotiate creating a new, common market.

5. The Republic of Atlasia formally congratulates the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), for being successful in the role of increasing cooperation, trade and regional stability. With the US-ASEAN Business Council as an example of increase cooperation, the Republic of Atlasia formally requests ASEAN for membership as an observer nation.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: South American/Asian Trade Reform Act (OTPD) on: April 22, 2014, 08:21:19 pm
Almost forgot this is one of mine.

Vote on Final Passage of the South American/Asian Trade Reform ACt:

Aye (9): Alfred F. Jones, bore, DC al Fine, Goldwater, Lumine, NC Yankee, shua, TNF, and TyriontheImperialist.
Nay (0):
Abstain (0):

Didn't Vote (1): Talleyrand

This bill has passed and is presented to the PResident for executive action.
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