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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Thread II on: Today at 10:40:33 am
I nominate SirNick for Speaker.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Thread II on: Today at 10:34:13 am
Mr. Lieutenant Governor, could you not re-introduce this amendment for the vote on the amendment for Non-Sitting Days?

I believe it is important that these dates become non-sitting days.

I will certainly vote aye on this amendment should the amendment be re-introduced.

I believe  the other Representatives have simply not yet checked into the Assembly thread, otherwise, I am sure this amendment would receive unanimous support.  
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: Today at 10:14:01 am
I suppose the Speaker can be liberal in applying the rules here, but you are not yet a Representative, Winfield, and at the moment only have the right to introduce bills as a citizen. I suppose the new Speaker could be lenient enough to allow you keep the bills introduced once you take office, but there's certainly nothing in the SOAP to require that.

Then I could withdraw the bills I have introduced as a citizen and re-introduce them on Thursday, December 18, 2014 which is when I will take office as a Representative.

On the other hand, SirNick was the first to offer to sponsor these bills in my behalf, so I could go that route.

Therefore, I would like to accept SirNick's kind offer to introduce these bills in my behalf.  Thank you SirNick.

Far be it from me to upset the SOAP.

I'll sponsor all of his bills. Consider them all introduced by me.

Thank you SirNick.
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 10:49:37 pm
I suppose the Speaker can be liberal in applying the rules here, but you are not yet a Representative, Winfield, and at the moment only have the right to introduce bills as a citizen. I suppose the new Speaker could be lenient enough to allow you keep the bills introduced once you take office, but there's certainly nothing in the SOAP to require that.

Then I could withdraw the bills I have introduced as a citizen and re-introduce them on Thursday, December 18, 2014 which is when I will take office as a Representative.

On the other hand, SirNick was the first to offer to sponsor these bills in my behalf, so I could go that route.

Therefore, I would like to accept SirNick's kind offer to introduce these bills in my behalf.  Thank you SirNick.

Far be it from me to upset the SOAP.
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Swearing in of New Officeholders on: December 17, 2014, 01:52:53 pm
I, Winfield, do solemnly affirm that I will faithfully execute the office of Northeast Representative and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia.

Term begins Thursday, December 18, 2014.
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 01:51:02 pm
SirNick and Thomas, thank you for your comments.

Thank  you as well for being willing to sponsor these bills for me.  However, my term as a Northeast Representative begins tomorrow, December 18, 2014, so I will not be requiring a sponsor.

I am hopeful, that we as an Assembly of the people, will be able to work together in repealing or amending these bills, at least to the extent possible where we can work together on them.

Thank you.  

7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 10:09:35 am
The Northeast Public Intoxication to be repealed in its' entirety effective upon repeal

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Northeast Public Intoxication Act

Section 1:

1)   The act of public intoxication shall no longer be a misdemeanor in the Northeast or any of its municipalities, cities, and towns.
2)   Law enforcement authorities shall not be able to take persons into protective custody solely because of public intoxication.
3)   Public transit officials (e.g. trains, buses) shall not be able to refuse persons solely because of public intoxication.
4)   Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit disorderly conduct (e.g. harassment, loudness, disturbing the peace) or felonious behavior (e.g. violence, theft, drunk driving.)

Section 2:

1)   Laws restricting open-containers are hereby repealed in the Northeast.
2)   Consumption of alcoholic beverages (e.g. wine, beer) shall be permissible in public spaces and on public transit. Taxi drivers may restrict said consumption in their cars (at their discretion.)
3)   Consumption of decriminalized or legalized drugs (e.g. marijuana, psylocibin mushrooms) shall be permissible in public spaces. Consumption of the aforementioned drugs will not be permissible on public transit.
4)   Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit littering or disorderly conduct.

Section 3:
1)   Public urination is hereby defined as a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not in excess of $25.00.
2)   Any state laws or local ordinances defining public urination as a sex offense are hereby repealed.

Section 4:
1)   Any clauses of the Freedom to Enjoy Onesself in Public that conflict with this legislation are hereby repealed.
2)   This legislation shall go into effect upon its passage.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 10:07:57 am
The Group Marriages Act to be repealed in its' entirety effective upon repeal 

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Group Marriages Act
The Northeast Marriage Act of 2005 is hereby amended to read:

Be it resolved the following:
1. This act shall be cited as the Northeast Marriage Act of 2005

2. The term "marriage" as used in this act shall be defined as a civil union, and not an actual marriage as defined in the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia, and therefore does not come under jurisdiction of the Atlasian Senate.

3. The definition of marriage shall be the union of twomultiple persons, to the exclusion of all others, and excluding:
i) The marriage of a person with a non-person, or an object ii) The marriage of a person with a dead person or the marriage of two dead persons iii) The marriage of a person to his or her mother, father, son, daughter, sister, brother, first cousin, grandparent and their ancestors, grandchildren and their descendants, aunts and uncles and their ancestors, and nephews and neices and their descendants. Adopted family in these relations shall also be excluded. iv) The marriage of a person and more than one other person.

4. The marriage of twomultiple persons must be certified by an appointed municipal clerk, or in the case of forum members, must be certified by the Governor. A marriage must be witnessed by at least two other persons to be legal.

5. A marriage shall always be a union of complete equity. No provisions are to be assumed to favor either of the twoany of the persons unless consented to by both parties.

6. A marriage is a contract that must be approved by bothall parties, the witnesses and the officer presiding over the election.

7. A marriage may be nullified at any time with the consent of bothall parties. At this time the property of the married shall be divided to the twoall of the parties, unless an agreement is made before the marriage. Children under the age of 18 who are under the guardianship of the married shall have their custody given to the most competent of the married, with rights of the other party to be able to have visiting access.

8. Rights of the married: i) It is assumed that the property of the married shall be the ownership of both parties. This may be nullified with a pre-nuptual agreement. ii) The married parties will have the right to open a join bank account. iii) The married parties will have a right to certain tax benefits. iv) The married parties will have a right to certain social security benefits. v) The married parties will have visiting room privileges at hospitals.

9. This bill shall be post dated to October 1, 2005 and all marriages to occur between that date and the passing of this legislation shall fall under this act.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 10:05:26 am
The Freedom of Thought Act to be repealed in its' entirety effective upon repeal

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Freedom of Thought Act

1. No judge or probation officer shall mandate attendance to Alcoholics Anonymous.
2. No statutory penalties on drunk driving, domestic violence, or other alcohol-related offenses shall mandate attendance to Alcoholics Anonymous.
3. This legislation shall go into effect upon passage. Existing sentences will still be abided by.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 10:03:03 am
The Drug Liberalization Act to be repealed in its' entirety effective upon r epeal

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Drug Liberalization Act

Section 1

1. Existing criminal penalties concerning the sale of heroin, morphine, methadone, opium, amphetamine, ketamine, PCP, cocaine and methamphetamine and the substances, plants, or chemicals needed for their processing, shall be abolished throughout the Northeast Region.

2. The commercial selling of the substances mentioned in Subsection 1 of Section 1 shall be limited to persons over the age of sixteen

Section 2

1. Unless otherwise specified herein, the provisions of this legislation shall take full effect January 1, 2015.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 10:01:30 am
The Deez Girls Ain't Loyal Act to be repealed in its' entirety effective upon repeal

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Deez Girls Ain't Loyal Act

1. All criminal prohibitions in the Northeast on adultery are hereby repealed.
2. Nothing in this bill shall be construed to be pertinent to divorce lawsuits.
3. This legislation shall go into effect upon passage.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 09:59:09 am
The Criminal Justice Modernization Act of 2014 to be repealed in its' entirety effective upon repeal

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Criminal Justice Modernization Act of 2014

Section 1:
1. The purchase age for beer, wine, and spirits is set to sixteen years of age.
2. There shall be no minimum age of consumption for alcohol so long as a designated parent or guardian of the consumer is present. In instances where the respective parent(s) or guardians of the consumer are not present, the age of consumption is established at 16.
3. The offense of purchasing alcohol for those under sixteen years of age is defined as a misdemeanor, and shall be punishable by a fine not in excess of $300.

Section 2:
1. The purchase age for Psilocybin Mushrooms, Dimethylytyptamine, Lsysergic acid diethylamide, MDMA, Mescaline is set to sixteen years of age.
2. The offense of purchasing the aforementioned substances for those under sixteen is defined as a misdemeanor, and shall be punishable by a fine not in excess of $300.

Section 3:
1. There shall be no criminal penalties for the recreational use if any other psychoactive drugs not mentioned in this bill, regardless of their legal status.
2. This legislation shall go into effect upon passage
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 09:55:27 am
The Return to Normalcy Act is to be repealed in its' entirety effective upon repeal

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Return to Normalcy Act

1. The People's Defense Against Distracted Driving Act of 2012 is hereby repealed.
2. Fort Lee, NJ's prohibition on texting while walking is hereby repealed.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 09:53:08 am
The FitzGerald Act of August 2014 to be repealed in its' entirety effective upon repeal

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The FitzGerald Act of August 2014

Section I:

1. The inside of a car is now treated as the owner's private property.

2. Sexual acts in the passenger seat of a car are now private, and therefore exempt from public indecency laws.

3. Sexual acts while driving are also exempt from public indecency laws.

4. Persons deciding to use their car to expose or perform sexual acts in front of minors still hold liability for pedophilia charges.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 09:48:14 am
The Amendment to the Smoking Age Standardization Act is to be repealed in its' entirety effective upon repeal

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Amendment to the Smoking Age Standardization Act

The Smoking Age Standardization Act of 2008 is hereby amended to read:

SECTION 1. Smoking age. Except as provided in Section 3, no person under 18 16 years of age may do any of the following: a. Buy or attempt to buy any cigarette or tobacco product. b. Falsely represent his or her age for the purpose of receiving any cigarette or tobacco product. c. Possess any cigarette or tobacco product.
SECTION 2. Sale to persons under 18 16. Except as provided in Section 3, no person may do any of the following: a. Knowingly sell or otherwise distribute cigarettes to a person under the age of 18 16. b. During the course of a sale of tobacco products, fail to perform a reasonable check of identification on persons appearing to be under the age of 28.
SECTION 3. Exception. A person under the age of 18 16 may purchase or possess cigarettes of tobacco products for the sole purpose of resale in the course of employment of a business registered under the tax code of the Northeast.
SECTION 4. Penalties. The penalties for violation of Section 1 of this act shall include forfeiture of the cigarettes or tobacco products and a fine not to exceed $50 per offense plus applicable costs. The penalty for violation of Section 2 of this act shall include a fine not to exceed $500 for the first offense, and a fine not to exceed $2,500 for each subsequent offense.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 09:46:29 am
The Shocker Act to be repealed in its' entirety effective upon repeal

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#Shocker Act

Section 1.

1. All bans on intoxication as a passenger of a motor vehicle within the Northeast Region, are hereby void, and prohibited.

2. In accordance with the Northeast Public Intoxication Act, open containers of alcoholic beverages within a motor vehicle are permitted.

3. The consumption of alcohol among passengers of a motor vehicle is hereby permitted, and all municipal, state, city, and town bans of consumption among passengers within the Northeast Region, are hereby void and prohibited.

4. Intoxication of the operator of a motor vehicle, remains prohibited.

5. Consumption of alcoholic beverages by the operator of a motor vehicle, remains prohibited.

6. All existing local, regional, and federal penalties for DUI and DWI remain in effect.

7. This legislation shall go into effect immediately upon its passage, be it enacted by the assembly of the Northeast region convened.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 09:44:44 am
The Same Love Act is to be repealed in its' entirety effective upon repeal

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Same Love Act
Section 1:

1. All criminal prohibitions on incestuous relations are hereby repealed in the Northeast.

Section 2:

The Northeast Group Unions Act of 2014 is amended to read as such:

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1. This act shall be cited as the Northeast Group Unions Act of 2014.

2. The term "union" as used in this act shall be defined as a civil union, and not an actual marriage as defined in the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia, and therefore does not come under jurisdiction of the Atlasian Senate.

3. The definition of union shall be the union of multiple persons, and excluding:
i) The union of a person with a non-person, or an object ii) The union of a person with a dead person or the union of two dead persons iii) The union of a person to his or her mother, father, son, daughter, sister, brother, first cousin, grandparent and their ancestors, grandchildren and their descendants, aunts and uncles and their ancestors, and nephews and nieces and their descendants. Adopted family in these relations shall also be excluded.

4. The union of multiple persons must be certified by an appointed municipal clerk, or in the case of forum members, must be certified by the Governor. A union must be witnessed by at least two other persons to be legal.

5. A union shall always be a union of complete equity. No provisions are to be assumed to favor any of the persons unless consented to by all parties.

6. A union is a contract that must be approved by all parties, the witnesses and the officer presiding over the election.  If more than two persons wish to form a legal union, all parties involved must sign a contract dictating the division of property in the case of divorce.

7. A union between two persons may be nullified at any time with the consent of both parties. At this time the property of the members of the union shall be divided to both of the parties, unless an agreement is made before the union.   In the case of a union between more than two persons, all parties shall have the right to divorce themselves from the union at any time without the consent of other parties.  Children under the age of 18 who are under the guardianship of the union shall have their custody given to the most competent of the union, with rights of the other parties to be able to have visiting access.

8. Rights of the union, including, but not limited to: i) It is assumed that the property of the members of the union shall be the ownership of all parties. This may be nullified with a pre-nuptual agreement. ii) The union parties will have the right to open a join bank account. iii) The union parties will have a right to certain tax benefits. iv) The union parties will have a right to certain social security benefits. v) The union parties will have visiting room privileges at hospitals.

9. This bill shall be post dated to October 1, 2005 and all unions to occur between that date and the passing of this legislation shall fall under this act.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 09:42:00 am
Amended Pornography Liberalization Act to be repealed in its' entirety effective upon repeal

I'd like for an Assembly member to sponsor this. It amends the act passed last session.

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Amended Pornography Liberalization Act

Section 1.
A. The Pornography Liberalization Act is repealed.

Section 2.
A . The Pornography and Age of Consent Act of 2010 is hereby amended to read:

        A1. An act to liberalise laws restricting sexual activity and to amend the Northeast Pornography and Age of Consent Act of 2005:

1. In accordance with the federal Bow Chicka Bow Wow Act of 2009, All individuals 14 years of age or older shall have the right to buy, possess, and view pornography depicting only persons of 18 years of age or older.

2. Any person of 21 years of age or older who engages in a sexual act with a person of 16 years of age or younger is guilty of statutory rape.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 09:40:28 am
Fitzgerald Act to be repealed in its' entirety to become effective upon repeal

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FitzGerald Act

Section 1:

1) Upon passage of this legislation, THC testing shall no longer be used by law enforcement to prosecute cases of DUID (driving under impairment of drugs.)
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 09:39:00 am
An End to Vapeid Stupidity Act to be repealed in its' entirety to become effective upon repeal   

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An End to Vapeid Stupidity (or Dallasfan65's farewell)

Section 1:
1. All community ordinances restricting the sale or usage of e-cigarettes (otherwise known as personal vaporizers) are hereby repealed.
2. Any excise taxes imposed upon the sale of e-cigarettes are hereby repealed. Sales taxes shall no longer be imposed upon the sale of e-cigarettes, or paraphenalia relating to e-cigarettes.

Section 2:
1. April 20th is established as a regional holiday in the Northeast, to be referred to as "Johnson Day."
2. This legislation shall go into effect upon passage.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 09:36:28 am
Northeast Polygraph Reform Act to be repealed in its' entirety to become effective upon repeal

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Northeast Polygraph Reform Act

Section 1:
1. The Northeast recognizes that polygraphs can be unreliable and faulty.
2. Northeastern law enforcement agencies are hereby prohibited from using polygraph tests in criminal matters.

Section 2:
1. It shall no longer be a crime to proliferate information on countering polygraph tests.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 09:32:35 am
Cheech and Chong Act to be repealed in its' entirety to become effective upon repeal

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Cheech and Chong Act

Section 1:
1) The Northeast recognizes an individual's liberty to smoke and cultivate marijuana.
2) Northeast citizens shall be allowed to grow up to four pounds of marijuana a year for recreational use.
3) Northeast citizens may not grow marijuana on the private property of others without consent of its respective owner(s).
4) Northeast citizens may not grow marijuana on public property (e.g. parks.)

Section 2:
1) The Northeast Department of Agriculture may grant permits for the celebration of "Hempfests" in sanctioned public parks.
2) Marijuana may be sold at the aforementioned "Hempfests" in quantities up to 3oz. In addition, ready-to-use products containing marijuana (e.g. joints, 'blunts') or THC (e.g. pot brownies) may be sold as well.
3) Marijuana may be smoked or otherwise consumed at the aforementioned "Hempfests."
4) All existing Federal regulations pertaining to marijuana shall apply to "Hempfests."
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 09:30:42 am
Northeast Sex Offender Reform Act to be repealed in its' entirety to become effective upon repeal

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Northeast Sex Offender Reform Act

Section 1:
1) The Northeast hereby defines "sex offenders" as: adults who engage in sexual activity with those under the age of sixteen, or those who are convicted of acts of rape.
2) Minors engaging in sexual activities shall not be registered as sex offenders (in accordance with the Bow Chicka Bow Wow Act of 2009.)
3) Those who are no longer considered sex offenders shall be exonerated and released from prison upon passage of this legislation.
4) All restrictions on sex offender residency are hereby repealed.

Section 2:

1) No individual convicted of indecent exposure shall be required to register as a sex offender, except in incidents when minors are involved.
2) Minors who commit the offense of indecent exposure shall not be required to register as sex offenders.
3) Streaking is henceforth defined as disorderly conduct.

Section 3:

1) Convicted sex offenders shall still be required to register with state and federal registries.
2) States and municipalities in the Northeast shall not require sex offenders to get distinctive license plates to be "marked."
3) Sex offender registries shall not be publicly accessible without justifiable cause (e.g. an employer, parent looking for a babysitter.)

Section 4:

1) This legislation goes into effect upon passage.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 17, 2014, 09:28:24 am
13-Year Olds Like Porn Too Act to be repealed in its' entirety to become effective upon passing of this repeal

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13-Year Olds Like Porn Too Act
The Pornography and Age of Consent Act of 2010 is hereby amended to read:

An act to liberalise laws restricting sexual activity and to amend the Northeast Pornography and Age of
Consent Act of 2005:

1. In accordance with the federal Bow Chicka Bow Wow Act of 2009, All individuals 14 years of age or older shall have the right to buy, possess, and view pornography depicting only persons of 18 years of age or older.

2. All those persons of 16 years of age or older not incarcerated for crimes shall have the right to give consent to engage in sexual acts with other persons who are less than 5 years older.

3. Any person of 21 years of age or older who engages in a sexual act with a person of 16 years of age or younger is guilty of statutory rape.

25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Northeast Representative Elect Winfield on: December 16, 2014, 09:29:35 pm
Thank you Barnes. 

I fully intend to be speaking out on several issues.
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