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15551  Election Archive / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: AR-PPP- McDaniel highly unpopular, trails Hutchinson by 13. on: February 28, 2013, 01:45:22 pm
Why am I not surprised? Roll Eyes Tongue
15552  Election Archive / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: AR-PPP- McDaniel highly unpopular, trails Hutchinson by 13. on: February 28, 2013, 01:37:57 pm
For a long time it has been accepted as gospel on here that McDaniel was a proverbial god on earth who would just walz into what ever he ran for. Was that mistaken?

Without the scandal, probably so.

Though, as I was telling RogueBeaver, I'm amazed that Beebe's popularity doesn't seem to be helping Democrats here as much as I thought it would.

What scandal? It is the first I have heard about it?
15553  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Amendment to the Spurring Skilled Immigration Act... (Withdraw) on: February 28, 2013, 01:17:29 pm
Crap, okay this is gone.
15554  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Gaining Excellent Teachers (GET) Act (Debating) on: February 28, 2013, 01:15:06 pm
Quote from: Amendment 53:37 by AverroŽs Nix
1. Teachers at public schools who placed in the top 15% of their graduating class and/or the top 10% of NTLE scores shall be allowed to deduct 50% of their salary as tax-exempt.

1.1. Teachers at public schools who placed in the top third of their graduating class and/or the top 20% of NTLE scores shall be allowed to deduct 25% of their salary as tax-exempt.


2. Students that indicate their intention, and carry through with it, to join Teach for Atlasia (or similar programs as determined by the AIT) shall receive a grant equal to 50% their last-year tuition

3. The federal government shall distribute $5 billion to the regions to assist in funding higher education for future teachers. The exact distribution shall be determined by the Secretary of Internal Affairs. Regions shall use the funds for providing direct financial support through lower tuition rates, in a manner the regions shall determine, for students that join Teach for Atlasia (or similar programs as determined by the AIT).

4. Teachers at public schools who placed in the top third of their graduating class and/or the top 20% of NTLE scores, and then subsquently join a regionally created and based  organization, devoted to placing high performing teachers in schools deemed to be at risk with a focus on inner city and rural schools, shall received pay equal to 25% higher than than the average for new teachers.
                   1. $800 $200 million will be distributed by the SoIA to regions to help organize each region's said organization.
                   2. $10 billion will distributed to each region to help fund the increase in teacher pay for those who join said organization.
                   3. The SoIA will determine the formula to distribute both sums to each region and certify that the organization has been created, that it seeks to direct teachers toward at risk schools, and that they pay for these teachers is increased according to the provisions of this act.
                   4. Funds may be withheld or revoked if a region fails to comply or falls out of compliance with the standards established here in Section 4, or those established by the SoIA to administer the program.
                   5. "At-Risk Schools" shall be deemed so by each Region and placed on a list provided to the appropriate federal agencies for the purposes of this program. The criteria for placement on the list shall be a school where grade average is in the bottom 25% for all the schools in the region and are in the top 25% in terms of the student dropout rate. (The previous clause shall not be carried out in game, but shall instead be assumed to have been completed provided the Region has complied with the program's requirement as established in subclauses 1-4 and by the Department of Internal Affairs).            

5. The 23rd of September shall be recognized by the Republic of Atlasia as "Hug a Teacher Day".

Sponsor Feedback: Hostile (out of respect for Simfan, though I actaully agree with Nix's points and anticipate voting for this).
Status: Vote to commence at the earliest possible opportunity (24 hours from the time offered).
15555  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The TRICARE Reform Act of 2013 (Debating) on: February 28, 2013, 01:11:00 pm
If it had been thought about at the time, it probably would have been abolished and merged into the Fritzcare program, just like Medicare and Medicaid were.
15556  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Amendment to the Spurring Skilled Immigration Act... (Debating) on: February 28, 2013, 12:59:27 pm
Senator and Secretary, you have 24 hours to begin advocating for this bill.
15557  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / SENATE BILL: Amendment to the Spurring Skilled Immigration Act... (Withdrawn) on: February 28, 2013, 12:58:53 pm
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Amendment to the Spurring Skilled Immigration Act of 2012

1. Section 5 of the Spurring Skilled Immigration Act of 2012 shall be amended to read:

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5. The Medical Special Visa (MSV) shall be awarded to eligible holders of a M.D. or equivalent, whose eligibility shall be determined by the DoEA, to work in Atlasia for five years. After the expiration of the MSV, holders shall be eligible for permanent resident status.

Sponsor: HagridoftheDeep
15558  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Productive Committees Resolution (Debating) on: February 28, 2013, 06:19:47 am
Senator you have 24 hours to begin advocating for this.

If both Seantors are willing, I would like to see the the other resolution by Senator Napoleon merged with this one if possible via amendment. I will also be offering the text below, with some minor revisions, once that process has been completed.


Quote from: Amendment to be offered later
The following clause is to be inserted into the text of each Committee Resolution's clause pertaining to the selection of members:

In cases where the President of the Senate will be leaving office, it shall be the President of the Senate-elect, who shall administer the membership and chairman selection process.
15559  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / SENATE BILL: Productive Committees Resolution (Passed) on: February 28, 2013, 06:15:49 am
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A RESOLUTION

To permit the expulsion of senators from senate standing committees
in order to nurture an active and productive environment within those bodies.

Be it enacted by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia assembled.


SECTION 1. TITLE.

1. This resolution may be cited as the Productive Committees Resolution.


SECTION 2. AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY CREATION RESOLUTION.

1. Section (3) Subsection (4) of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Creation Resolution shall be amended as follows:

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4.) If a member of the committee is absent from scheduled committee proceedings for five days or more, the Senate may expel said member from the committee by a majority vote. If a member of the committee is expelled, resigns his position on the committee, or leaves the Senate, the full Senate shall select a replacement.


SECTION 3. AMENDMENT TO THE GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT AND REFORM COMMITTEE RESOLUTION.

1. The Government Oversight and Reform Committee Resolution shall be amended as follows:

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...

The Chairman may be replaced by the President of the Senate, if he has been absent longer than a week.

If a member of the committee is absent from scheduled committee proceedings for five days or more, the Senate may expel said member from the committee by a majority vote. If a member of the committee is expelled, resigns his position on the committee, or leaves the Senate, the full Senate shall select a replacement.


SECTION 4. AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY CREATION RESOLUTION.

1. The Senate Committee on National Security Creation Resolution shall be amended as follows:

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...

The Chairman may be replaced by the President of the Senate, if he has been absent longer than a week.  If the Chairman takes an announced leave of absence, the replacement shall only serve until the Senator's return.

If a member of the committee is absent from scheduled committee proceedings for five days or more, the Senate may expel said member from the committee by a majority vote. If a member of the committee is expelled, resigns his position on the committee, or leaves the Senate, the full Senate shall select a replacement.


SECTION 5. AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON INTERNAL AFFAIRS CREATION RESOLUTION.

1. Section (3) Subsection (4) of the Senate Committee on Internal Affairs Creation Resolution shall be amended as follows:

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4.) If a member of the committee is absent from scheduled committee proceedings for five days or more, the Senate may expel said member from the committee by a majority vote. If a member of the committee is expelled, resigns his position on the committee, or leaves the Senate, the full Senate shall select a replacement.

Sponsor: HagridoftheDeep
15560  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Voter's Bill of Rights (Debating) on: February 28, 2013, 06:11:48 am
Senator you have 24 hours to begin a substantive advocacy for this.
15561  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / SENATE BILL: Voter's Bill of Rights (Failed) on: February 28, 2013, 06:11:18 am
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Voter's Bill of Rights


Every registered voter in the Republic of Atlasia shall have the right to:

1. Inspect a sample ballot prior to the beginning of an election

2. Receive instructions on how and where to cast a valid ballot

3. Vote free from coercion or intimidation by election officials or any other person

4. Request an absentee ballot should the voter be unavailable at the scheduled time of the election

5. Vote without interference on the basis of candidate preference

The Attorney General shall have the power to refer violations of voter rights to the Supreme Court for review on a case by case basis.

Sponsor: Napoleon
15562  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Department Renaming Act (Debating) on: February 28, 2013, 06:07:19 am
Senator you have 24 hours to start advocating for this bill, which is clearly an idea stolen from Marokai Blue. Tongue
15563  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / SENATE BILL: Department Renaming Act (Law'd) on: February 28, 2013, 06:06:37 am
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Department Renaming Act

1. The Department of External Affairs is hereby renamed The Department of State.

2. The Department of Internal Affairs is hereby renamed The Department of the Treasury.

3. The office of Secretary of External Affairs is hereby renamed Secretary of State.

4. The office of Secretary of Internal Affairs is hereby renamed Secretary of the Treasury.

5. Any references to the old names of the offices or departments concerned in previous law shall remain considered references to the offices and departments, under their new titles.


Sponsor: Oakvale
15564  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House- Napoleon/Nathan Administration on: February 28, 2013, 06:02:34 am
Mr. President,

The Senate has passed the following bills, which are thus presented to you for your signature or veto.

Forest Restoration Act of 2013
The Wiki Reform Act of 2013
Vote Sanctity Act
The DoEA 'South Beach' Act of 2013

Regards;
Senator NC Yankee,
Senate President Pro-Tempore.
15565  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The DoEA 'South Beach' Act of 2013 (On the President's Desk) on: February 28, 2013, 05:58:27 am
Quote from: Final Text
A BILL

To implement common-sense cost savings in the Department of External Affairs.

Title: The DoEA 'South Beach' Act of 2013

Section I
The Senate has decided upon the following:

1. Six Ticonderoga-class cruisers, the USS Normandy, USS Anzio, USS Vicksburg, USS Cape St George, USS Princeton, and USS Cowpens shall be retired in the year 2014.

2. The Littoral Combat Ship program shall end in Fiscal Year 17 after the production of 27 total ships.

3. Six additional Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class destroyers shall be procured by the Atlasian Navy beyond current specifications.

Section 2

1. Total procurement of each variant of the F-35 shall be reduced by 25%, to be offset by purchase of additional F/A-18, F-16, A-10, and AV-8B aircraft.

2. 15 C-5A aircraft will be retired.

Section 3

1. The Ground Combat Vehicle will be delayed for 10 years, with 50% of the savings reinvested into upgrading Bradley Fighting Vehicles.

2. The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle will be cancelled.

3. The Joint Tactical Radio System Ground Mobile Radio will have 11,030 units purchased rather than 86,956.

4. In FY15, Army active duty troop strength would be reduced to 482,000, Marine Corps active duty troop strength to 175,000, and the reserves would be reduced by 6,200 troops.

Section 4
The Senate has decided upon the following:

1. The pricing structure on repairs shall be altered and restrictions on contracting for maintenance by DoEA depots shall be eased.

2. Over the next 10 years some retirees will not be replaced, to reduce the Department's defense workforce of 784,000 by 75,000.

3. The Department's commissary and exchange systems shall be consolidated over five years; this includes a tax-free grocery allowance for active-duty service members to offset the higher prices that would result.

4. Spending on contractor augmentees for headquarters staff will be reduced by 40%.

5. The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization will be shut down in Fiscal Year 2017.

6. $1.5 billion more per year over the next 10 years will be given to the "Leap Ahead" unmanned systems program.

7. The Precision Tracking Space System shall be cancelled nd experimental national missile defense programs will have a spending reduction, offset by an acceleration of the Airborne Infrared system and data exploitation via overhead persistent infrared sensors.

8. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence shall be given greater authority to eliminate unnecessary overlap and duplication and reform the business practices and reduce the inefficiencies that deplete the resources of the intelligence community.

9. Spending on base support, facilities maintenance, intelligence, commercial activities positions held by military personnel, other procurement (funding for communications/electronic equipment, tactical vehicles, and other supports and spares), and research and development (achieved through prioritization of East Asia and the Middle East while including greater interdependence among the services and implementing a more restrictive planning and acquisition system) would be held 7.5% below FY13 levels plus inflation.

10. Spending on atomic energy defense activities, including the National Nuclear Security Administration's work on the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement, Uranium Processing Facility, Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility and Waste Solidification Building and other programs, shall be held 7.5% below FY13 levels plus inflation.

11. Spending on other defense activities would be held 7.5% below FY13 levels plus inflation.
15566  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The DoEA 'South Beach' Act of 2013 (On the President's Desk) on: February 28, 2013, 05:56:48 am
Vote on Final Passage of The DoEA 'South Beach' Act of 2013:

Aye (Cool: AverroŽs Nix, Ben, HagridoftheDeep, jdb, Napoleon, NC Yankee, Oakvale and Spamage
Nay (0):
Abstain (0):

Didn't Vote (2): Franzl and JulioMadrid

The bill has passed the Senate and is presented to the President for executive action.
15567  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Vote Sanctity Act (On the President's Desk) on: February 28, 2013, 05:53:23 am
Quote from: Final Text
Vote Sanctity Act

F.L. 23-9 (the Campaigning for Invalidation of Votes Act) is hereby amended as follows:

Section 1: Definition of Crime

1. It shall be a crime against the Republic of Atlasia for any citizen who may be called upon to make a determination as to the validity of a ballot cast in a federal election, including but not limited to the voting booth administrator, to instruct or encourage a voter who has already cast his or her ballot to take an action that would have the effect of invalidating the ballot.

2. For the purposes of this statute, federal election shall extend to (but is not limited to) any election for President, Vice-President or Senator, any federal impeachment vote, and any public vote sanctioned by Law which requires that an officer of the federal government administer it.

3. The instruction or encouragement of a voter shall be interpreted to include any action which indicates the possibility of invalidating a vote to affect a federal election.


Section 2: Trial and Punishment

1. Trial of this crime shall be in accordance with the Consolidated Criminal Justice Act.
2. Sentencing of the crime shall be by the Presiding Justice; He may use any combination of the following as punishment, depending upon the severity of the offense:
         (i) Up to a four twelve month ban from voting in any elections.
         (ii) Up to a two six month ban from holding any office under the Republic of Atlasia.
15568  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Vote Sanctity Act (On the President's Desk) on: February 28, 2013, 05:52:10 am
AYE OF COURSE!!!



Vote on final passage of the Vote Sanctity Act:

Aye (Cool: AverroŽs Nix, Ben, Franzl (its a miracle), HagridoftheDeep, jdb, Napoleon, NC Yankee and Oakvale.
Nay (0):
Abstain (0):

Didn't Vote (2): JulioMadrid and Spamage

The bill has passed the Senate and is presented to the President for executive action.
15569  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Wiki Reform Act of 2013 (On the President's Desk) on: February 28, 2013, 05:48:00 am
Quote from: Final Text
A BILL
To update the wiki and ensure that it stays updated.

Be it enacted by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia Assembled

Section 1. TITLE

1. This bill shall be titled "The Wiki Reform Act of 2013"

Section 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE WIKI UPDATE COMMISSION AND ITS RESPONSIBILITIES

1. A temporary commission known as the Wiki Update Commission shall be established.

2. The Wiki Update Commission will consist of three members chosen by the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee.  Any individuals interested in serving on the commission should submit their name to the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee in a timely fashion so that the commission may begin its work as soon as possible.

3. All commission members must have the authority to update the wiki at the time of their appointment.

4. The Wiki Update Commission shall be responsible for filling in any current gaps in the wiki.  Although the Attorney General may not be a formal member of the commission, he or she will work closely with the Wiki Update Commission while it is active.

5. The Wiki Update Commission shall be deemed to have completed its work when the aforementioned gaps have all been filled and shall then be dissolved.  The responsibility for maintaining the wiki shall then fall upon the Attorney General and each of Atlasia's regional executives.

6. The Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee shall be responsible for the oversight of the Wiki Update Commission and shall be granted the authority to remove and replace any member of the commission whom the committee deems to have failed to actively carry out their duties as a member of the Wiki Update Commission.  The Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee shall also have the authority to make recommendations about the order in which different sections of the wiki should be updated.  The Chairman of the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee shall be responsible for opening a thread for the Wiki Update Commission in the Atlas Fantasy Government Board.  This thread shall be stickied as soon as possible and shall not be unstickied until the Wiki Update Commission is no longer active.

7. The Update Commission shall sunset in four months. If it has not completed its work by then, it may be extended by the Senate.
15570  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Wiki Reform Act of 2013 (On the Presidnet's Desk) on: February 28, 2013, 05:47:13 am
Vote on Final Passage of the Wiki Reform Act of 2013:

Aye (6): AverroŽs Nix, Ben, jdb, Napoleon, NC Yankee and Spamage
Nay (0):
Abstain (1): HagridoftheDeep

Didn't Vote (3): Franzl, JulioMadrid and Oakvale

The bill has been passed and is presented to the Presidnet for executive action.
15571  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Clean Carbon Communities Act of 2013 (Debating) on: February 28, 2013, 05:44:00 am
Vote on Amendment 53:31 by Ben:

Aye (1): Ben
Nay (5): AverroŽs Nix, jdb, JulioMadrid, NC Yankee, and Oakvale
Abstain (3): HagridoftheDeep, Napoleon, and Oakvale

Didn't Vote (1): Franzl


The amendment is not adopted.
15572  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Forest Restoration Act of 2013 (On the President's Desk) on: February 28, 2013, 05:39:02 am
Quote from: Final Text
Section I.Title

1. This legislation may be cited as the “Forest Restoration Act of 2013”.

Section II. Forest Restoration Requirements

1. All areas logged (public and private) are required to plant 2 trees (of the same species destroyed) for every estimated 1 that they chop down.

Section III. Enforcing the Law

1. The Department of Agriculture, working under the direction of the Department of Internal Affairs, will enforce the law and administer any punishments to violators.

2. Judgment over violation and the amount of fining, or reward, will be administered by the Department of Agriculture.
15573  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Forest Restoration Act of 2013 (On the President's Desk) on: February 28, 2013, 05:36:52 am
Aye guess, but with some reluctance

1. I am uncomfortable with mandating something like this federally (yes, surprise, surprise I really am a regionalist damn it Tongue). On the flip side, I think that it is beneficial to the industry to turn lumber into a trully renewable resources in this fashion.

2. I am sure this is already in place, but a ban on logging certain rare species, especially those who have medicinal promise could be advantageous for many reasons.



Vote on Final Passage of the Forest Restoration Act of 2013:

Aye (Cool: AverroŽs Nix, Ben, HagridoftheDeep, jdb, Napoleon, NC Yankee, Oakvale, and Spamage
Nay (0):
Abstain (0):

Didn't Vote (2): Franzl and JulioMadrid - I'll let the denounciations slide here. If I was amongst them then I woudl consider it, because I enjoy the taste of pain almost as I enjoy the taste of hunger. (Sympathy for the Devil is playing on the radio and that always inspires me to get disturbing. Tongue)

The bill has been passed and is presented to the President for executive action.
15574  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Gaining Excellent Teachers (GET) Act (Debating) on: February 28, 2013, 05:27:58 am
It probably isn't worth much now, but I had voted Aye right at the last minute and I got some kind of weird error and couldn't get back on the site until after the time expired.

I would hate to lose this bill after working on it for so long (so long that its original creator is not only departed from our midst as a Senator, but has also departed period...forever! Well, as far as the forum is concerned anyway).



Vote on amendment 53:35

Aye (2): Ben and Napoleon - weird combination
Nay (3): HagridOfTheDeep, Oakvale, and Spamage.
Abstain (2): AverroŽs Nix and jdb

Didn't Vote (3): Franzl, JulioMadrid and NC Yankee - You people suck you know. (Yes, I do see what I did here, I am not that tired anymore. Tongue)

The amendment has not been adopted.   
15575  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Animal Protection Act (Amendment at Vote) on: February 28, 2013, 05:19:59 am
Is it based on paranoia or some kind convenient cover to protect domestic agriculture in the EU?

I do find it hilarious that Europe of all people is rejecting science, the irony is just so rich it is priceless...starts laughing for ten minutes.

Also, has the government moved to take these measures as a means to try and motivate the EU to change its course?
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