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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / HB - Grammatical Accuracy and Equality Amendment (Debating) on: May 27, 2017, 11:22:48 am
Quote from: Grammatical Accuracy and Equality Amendment
Article I (Bill of Rights)
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Section 8. No citizen shall be subjected to warrantless search or seizure of their persons, homes, records, or possessions, and no warrants shall be issued without probable cause, supported by oath of affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Section 9. No person accused of crimes under the laws of this Republic, or of the several Regions, shall be compelled to bear witness against himself themself, nor subjected to excessive bail, nor cruel or unusual punishment. Capital punishment may not be prescribed by a civilian court of law. (Amended July 2016)

Section 10. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall have right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of their peers in the Region wherein the crime shall have been committed, to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation, to be confronted with the witnesses against him them, to have a compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his their favor, and to have the assistance of counsel in his their defense.
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Article III (The Legislature)
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Section 2 (The Senate)
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vi. Vacancies in the Senate shall be filled according to the laws of the effected affected Region; but in the absence of such a law, the executive power thereof shall have the authority to appoint a replacement to serve the remainder of the existing term.

Section 3 (The House of Representatives)
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vi. Vacancies in the House of Representatives shall be filled by the executive of the effected affected Party; but should a vacancy occur as the result of the death, expulsion, or resignation of a Representative not being a member of a major Party, then a special election shall be held to chose choose a replacement to serve the remainder of the existing term.

Section 4 (Rules of Order)
i. Each Houses may adopt rules concerning the discipline and expulsion of its members; but no Senator or Representative shall be expelled but with the concurrence of 2/3 of the members of the effected affected House
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Section 5 (Legislation)
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iii. Every bill, order, or resolution which shall have passed the Senate and the House of Representatives shall, before it becomes law, be submitted to the judgment of the President. If he they approve of it he they should sign it; but if he they disapproves he they should return the bill to the house in which it originated with his their objections. If, after considering the objections of the President, both houses should by a 2/3 vote agree to pass the same bill, it shall become law regardless of the President's objections.

Article IV (The Executive)
Section 1 (The Executive)
i. The executive power shall be vested in the President of the Republic of Atlasia. He They shall hold his their office for a term of four months, together with a Vice President chosen for the same term.
ii. Elections for President shall be held in the months of February, June, and October, in accordance with the measures prescribed by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia. Each candidate for President shall run jointly with a candidate for Vice President, with whom his their name shall appear jointly on the ballot. A vote for a candidate for President shall be considered a vote for the candidate for Vice President whose name appears on the ballot with the presidential candidate, and accordingly the candidate for Vice President whose name appears on the ballot with the successful candidate for President shall be elected.
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iv. Upon the commencement of his their term in office, the President shall swear the following oath: "I, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the Republic of Atlasia, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia."

Section 2 (Powers)
i. The President shall have the power, except where limited elsewhere by this Constitution, to grant reprieves and pardons for crimes committed under the laws of the Republic of Atlasia, but Congress may rescind such pardons by a 2/3 vote of the Senate and the House of Representatives;
to introduce legislation into the queue of the Congress;
to appoint, with the advice and consent of the Senate, the Justices of the Supreme Court;
to establish such executive departments as may be necessary for the execution of the laws, and to appoint their principle principal officers with the advice and consent of the Senate;
to veto acts of Congressional legislation, and to exercise a line-item veto over the budget;
to appoint the vice president in the event of a vacancy in that office;
to serve as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Atlasia; and
to make treaties with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Section 3 (The Vice Presidency)
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ii. Whenever the President shall submit his their written declaration to the presiding officer of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives that he is they are unable to discharge the powers and duties of his their office, and until he they shall submit a declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties will be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.
iii. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of the principle principal officers of the executive departments shall submit their written declaration to the presiding officer of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his their office, such powers and duties will be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President until such time as the President should submit his their declaration to the contrary.

Article V (The Judiciary)
Section 1 (The Judiciary)
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iii. The chief executive officer of each of the several Regions shall nominate from among his their constituents a candidate for Associate Justice. Upon the assent of a majority of the legislative power thereof, the nomination shall proceed to the President: if he they approve of the nomination he they should grant his their Assent and the nominee shall assume the office of Associate Justice; but if he they disapprove he they should veto it and the nomination will be annulled. If then two thirds of the Senate should vote to override the President's veto, the nominee shall take office regardless of the opinion of the President.
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v. The President shall designate a Chief Justice from among the appointed Justices, who shall continue in that capacity until such time as he they shall resign the designation, or else cease to be a member of the Supreme Court.

Article VII (The Union)
Section 1 (Reciprocity)
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iii. A person charged in any Region with treason, felony, or other crime, who shall flee from justice, and be found in another Region, shall on demand of the executive authority of the Region from which he they fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the Region having jurisdiction of the crime.

Article VIII (Supremacy & Qualifications)
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Section 2 (Qualifications for Officeholders)
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ii. No person shall be elected to multiple offices under this Constitution, nor occupy the office of Justice or Associate Justice simultaneously with any other public office; but members of Congress shall be eligible to serve as the principle principal officers of such executive departments as may be established by law.
Atlasian Regional Senate

Passed 5-0-1 in the Atlasian Senate assembled
Be it resolved, X Senator PiT, PPT
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / SB - "Impeachment of Federal Officers" Amendment (Debating) on: May 27, 2017, 11:20:47 am
Quote from: Final Text
A RESOLUTION
To amend the constitution so as impeachments are heard and tried fairly, by establishing a proper threshold and procedure for such in the Atlasian Congress


Be it resolved in both houses of Congress assembled and ratified by two-thirds of the Regions

Title: "Impeachment of Federal Officers" Amendment

Section 1. Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia shall be amended to strike in its entirety the fifth clause thereof, and all successive clauses shall be renumbered accordingly.

Section 2. Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia shall be amended to strike in its entirety the fifth clause thereof, and all successive clauses shall be renumbered accordingly.

Section 3. Article III, Section 6 of the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia shall be amended as follows:

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Section 6 (Powers)
[...]
xv. To impeach the President, Vice President, Justices and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, and other officers of this government for high crimes and gross negligence.

Section 4. Article III of the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia shall be amended to read as follows:

Quote
ARTICLE III
[...]
Section 7 (Impeachment)
i. Whenever a majority of the members of Congress should resolve to indict an officer of this Republic for high crimes or gross negligence under the Constitution and laws thereof, there shall be immediately convened a Trial of Impeachment before the whole body of Congress.
ii. In all Trials of Impeachment, the Chief Justice shall preside, save when he himself is the officer to be tried, in which event the presiding officer of the Senate shall assume such post.
iii. When voting to convict or acquit the indicted officer, the vote of each Senator shall be counted thrice, and the vote of each Representative counted twice, such that the vote of every Representative shall be equal to two thirds the vote of every Senator. A sum of twenty-two votes, so counted, shall be sufficient to convict the indicted officer.
iv. In all cases, the penalty for conviction shall be removal from office and disqualification from any office under the Republic of Atlasia for a period not exceeding two years.

Section 8 (Restrictions)

i. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, except when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.
ii. No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed.
iii. No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any Region.
iv. No money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in accordance with the apportionments made by law.
v. No title of nobility shall be granted by the Republic of Atlasia, and accordingly no person holding office under this Constitution shall accept any title, rank, or office from any foreign state except in accordance with federal law.
Atlasian People's House of Representatives
Passed 8-0 in the Atlasian House Assembled,

3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB - No More Going Hungry in Atlasia Act (Amended, Final Vote) on: May 27, 2017, 11:16:17 am
By a vote of 6-0, this moves on to the President for his signature or veto.

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No More Going Hungry in Atlasia Act

Section 1: Establishing an Agency to Manage Food Conservation
1. The Agency of Food Conservation shall be established under the purview of the Interior Department to manage conservation of edible food from markets, to create programs to educate consumers on food conservation practices, to coordinate interaction between regional food conservation agencies, to manage food conservation for any regions that lack an agency to do so, and to encourage food conservation in Atlasia.
2. A $10 million grant shall be made available to each of the regions in order to create a regional Agency of Food Conservation that fulfills the objectives of Section 1.1 at the regional level.

Section 2: Donation of Food Waste to Eligible Non-Profit Organizations
1. Food markets shall be encouraged to create "zero-waste" sections for food that is approaching the expiration date.
2. Markets with more than 4 locations shall set up agreements with eligible non-profit organizations from a list to be managed by the Agency of Food Conservation to distribute unused food at least one day before the expiration date.
3. Non-profit organizations focused on ending hunger within Atlasia shall be given priority, followed by animal feed, compost for agriculture, and energy use.
4. Food that is no longer edible shall be recycled.
5. Food markets with less than five locations that wish to participate in this program shall be eligible for a $5,000 tax credit for their annual participation.

Section 3: Prohibition of Food Waste
1. It is hereby prohibited for food markets to dispose of unused edible food above a threshold to be set by the Agency of Food Conservation.
2. Unused edible food is defined as products approaching the expiration date that markets no longer intend to keep on shelves to sell.
2. Food markets with less than 5 locations shall be exempt from this prohibition.
3. Deliberately wasting food above the given threshold or spoiling food shall be punished by a fine of $10,000 per violation.
4. This shall not apply to food unfit for consumption.

Section 4: Food at School
1. School cafeterias are hereby prohibited from forcing students to take any food he or she does not want when buying breakfast or lunch.
2. Food that is left over and fit for consumption shall be donated to a local food bank.

Section 5: Prohibition on "lunch-shaming"
1. Schools are hereby prohibited from publicly disciplining students that are unable to afford lunch on a given day, including but not limited to requiring the student to wear a sign or stampage indicating his or her inability to pay, or requiring the student to fulfill custodial tasks.
2. Students that are unable to afford a school lunch shall receive a letter of notification informing his or her parents of the student's lack of ability to pay.


Atlasian Regional Senate

Passed 6-0 in the Atlasian Senate assembled
Be it resolved, X Senator PiT, PPT

Atlasian People's House of Representatives
[http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=264820.msg5670136#msg5670136]Passed 6-0 in the Atlasian House of Representatives Assembled,[/url]


President of Congress
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB - Presidential Succession Act of 2017 on: May 27, 2017, 11:14:15 am
Okay, Senators, please AYE, NAY, or Abstain
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB - Voting Rights Amendment (Debating) on: May 27, 2017, 11:11:07 am
My mistake. I will move on to a different bill.
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Ronald Reagan vs. Donald Trump on: May 27, 2017, 11:10:01 am
Reagan, easily.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / HB - The tipped minimum wage abolition Act of 2017 (Debating) on: May 26, 2017, 10:39:51 am
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The tipped minimum wage abolition Act of 2017

1. The Tipped minimum wage shall hereby be abolished as of May 1st, 2018.

Atlasian Regional Senate

Passed 5-0-1 in the Atlasian Senate assembled
Be it resolved, X Senator PiT, PPT
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB - The Deputy Secretary of Federal Elections Act (Amended, Final Vote) on: May 26, 2017, 10:33:21 am
By a vote of 7-0, this moves on to the President for his signature or veto.

Quote from: The Deputy Secretary of Federal Elections Act
1. Sections 2.2 and 2.3 of the Safeguard the Integrity of our Institutions Act is hereby repealed.
2. The office of Deputy Secretary of Federal Elections, nominated by the SoFE and confirmed by the Senate, shall hereby be created.
3. The DSoFE may "double-check" the SoFE's work - ensure that both their counts are accurate.
4. Should there exist a matter of dispute between the SoFE and the DSoFE, a third-party shall be selected with the mutual agreement of the SoFE and DSoFE to mediate the dispute and decide an outcome.
5. Should the SoFE be absent, the DSoFE will serve as acting SoFE until the SoFE returns or a successor is confirmed, and appoint an acting DSoFE, should there be a federal election in that time.
6. The SoFE may not nominate somebody from their own party as DSoFE.
7. The DSoFE may be removed by the SoFE with the consent of the President.

Passed 5-0-1 in the Atlasian Senate assembled
Be it resolved, X Senator PiT, PPT

Atlasian People's House of Representatives
Passed 7-0 in the Atlasian House of Representatives Assembled,


President of Congress

9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / SB - The Research Grant Process and Oversight Act (Debating) on: May 26, 2017, 10:28:26 am
Quote from: Final Text
House Bill
To clarify the distribution process and provide oversight for research grants.

Be it enacted in both Houses of Congress Assembled,

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The Research Grant Process and Oversight Act

Section 1: The Grant Process
1. Funds appropriated under the second clause of the Gas Tax Act shall be administered under the office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy within the Department of Internal Affair's, sub-department of Energy.  

2.  Funds appropriated under the third clause of the Gas Tax Act shall be administered under the office of Fossil Energy within the Department of Internal Affair's, sub-department of Energy.

3. The responsible agencies within the Department of Internal Affairs will formulate a criteria from which to select applying research facilities for approval for grants generated from the above listed appropriated revenue streams.

4. The application process shall be an open and competitive process with the most qualified candidates receiving the funding.

5. All other funds generated shall be place into the general highway maintenance fund, administered by the Federal Highway Administration, within the Department of Internal Affair's Sub-department of Public Works.


Section 2: Oversight and Accountability
1. All funds will be reviewed for appropriate expenditure and continued compliance with the criteria set forth by the respective, responsible agencies, every three months from the issuance of the first grant to a given research firm or facility.

2. The agencies will in turn be subject to audit and overview by the Inspector General's office within the Department of Internal Affairs, every six months. The Inspector General shall also compile a report on the agencies' criteria and recommend changes as needed to improve the process and ensure compliance with all ethics laws and that the funding is being distributed responsibly.
Atlasian People's House of Representatives
Passed 7-0 in the Atlasian House Assembled,

10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / SB - Voting Rights Amendment (Debating) on: May 26, 2017, 10:26:55 am
Quote from: Final House Text
A House Resolution
to amend the constitution so as to ensure a proper and reasonable requirements for voting


Be it resolved in both houses of Congress assembled and ratified by 2/3rds of the Regions


Title: Voting Rights Amendment

Upon ratification by two-thirds of the regions, Article I.4 of the Fourth Constitution shall be amended as follows:

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The right of citizens of the Republic of Atlasia to vote shall not be denied, except in regards to persons whose account is fewer than 168 hours old, as punishment for crimes of which the accused has been duly convicted, or in consequence of failing to meet such requirements for frequent posting or term of residency as may be established by law; but no ballot shall be counted as valid that should list the candidates for office in a script other than the Latin alphabet, or that has been edited more than twenty minutes after its posting in the voting booth, or that bears any statement either advocating for or against a particular candidate or party, or praising or criticizing the same. All posts made in the voting booth shall be considered as ballots, and no citizen shall cast multiple ballots in any one election during the period the voting booth is open, upon penalty of the invalidation of their vote.
Atlasian People's House of Representatives
Passed 9-0, in the Atlasian House Assembled,


11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB - Presidential Succession Act of 2017 on: May 26, 2017, 10:15:29 am
So, we finally ready to vote on this thing?
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB - End the NSA's Spying Act (Final Vote) on: May 26, 2017, 10:03:47 am
By a vote of 2-1-3, this just barely passes on to the President for his signature or veto.

Quote from: Final Text
House Bill
To bring and end to the NSA and its collection of data and other activities

Be it enacted in both houses of Congress Assembled,

Quote
End the NSA's Spying Act

1. The National Security Agency will immediately cease spying on citizens of Atlasia.
   1A. Except in the case where a warrant has been obtained.

2. They will continue all other operations.

Atlasian People's House of Representatives
Passed 6-0 in the Atlasian House Assembled,


Atlasian Regional Senate

[http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=262561.msg5668640#msg5668640]Passed 2-1-3 in the Atlasian Senate assembled[/url]
Be it resolved, X Senator PiT, PPT

President of Congress
13  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: If the last three posters were running for POTUS who would you vote for and why? on: May 24, 2017, 11:13:17 pm
[1] Peebs
[2] Smith
[3] Jake
14  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: If a candidate running in your area happened to be a nudist stoner... on: May 24, 2017, 11:09:56 pm
Depends on whether or not they are a hot female (heterosexual male normal)
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which of the four largest US cities would you rather live in? on: May 24, 2017, 01:11:51 pm
[1] LA
[2] Houston
[3] NYC
[4] Chicago
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood? on: May 24, 2017, 12:52:54 pm
I'm sure I must of head both of their music before, but I could not tell you what any of their songs are or what they sound like.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: 6th Congressional Noticeboard on: May 24, 2017, 12:01:11 pm
VP Administrated Slots

House
Slot 12 (Senate Passed Legislation) - VP Administered
Common Sense Gun Control Act
Sponsor:
Status: Debating
Since: May 22, 2017, 12:42:50 pm
Ends:

Slot 13 (Senate Passed Legislation) -VP Administered
No More Going Hungry in Atlasia Act
Sponsor:
Status: Final Vote
Since: May 22, 2017, 12:44:49 pm
Ends:

Slot 14 (Senate Passed Legislation)  - VP Administered
The tipped minimum wage abolition Act of 2017
Sponsor:
Status: Debating
Since: May 26, 2017, 10:39:51 am
Ends:

Senate:
Slot 12 (House Passed Legislation) - VP Administered
Voting Rights Amendment
Sponsor:
Status: Debating
Since: May 26, 2017, 10:26:55 am
Ends:

Slot 13 (House Passed Legislation) - VP Administered
The Research Grant Process and Oversight Act
Sponsor:
Status: Debating
Since: May 26, 2017, 10:28:26 am
Ends:

Slot 14 (House Passed Legislation) - VP Administered
Presidential Succession Act of 2017
Sponsor:
Status: Debating
Since: April 16, 2017, 07:25:33 pm
Ends:
______________________________________________________________________

Presidential Confirmation Hearings

Who:
What:
Status:
Since:
Ends:

Confirmed

Rejected
______________________________________________________________________

House Passed Legislation:
The 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act
Atlasian Regional Powers Commission Act
The Deputy Secretary of Federal Elections Act

Senate Passed Legislation:
Common Sense Gun Control Act
No More Going Hungry in Atlasia Act
The Deputy Secretary of Federal Elections Act
Student Loan Reform Act
Joint Resolution of Formal Apology for Atlasia's Involvement in Military Coups
Amendment to Article 1, Section 6 of the Atlasian Constitution
Flint Reinvestment Act
End the NSA's Spying Act

Legislation Passing Both Chambers
End the NSA's Spying Act
The Deputy Secretary of Federal Elections Act
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The best small town to visit in each of the 50 states on: May 23, 2017, 03:16:35 pm
Elko fecking sucks. I just drove through there a month and a half ago, it's part of that same pathetic mass of I-80 you just wanna sleep through...might as well include Wendover.  Sparks is MUCH better.

I agree with Sparks being better, but I assume it was excluded due to pretty much being part of Reno, which is probably bigger than what they think of as a "small town".
19  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: If the last three posters were running for POTUS who would you vote for and why? on: May 23, 2017, 01:28:11 pm
[1] KP
[2] JTC
[3] Smilo
20  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The best small town to visit in each of the 50 states on: May 23, 2017, 12:58:33 pm
Elko? Meh, I guess if you like small towns it's alright.
21  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Pew: 1/6 newlyweds are married to someone of a different race/ethnicity on: May 23, 2017, 12:54:53 pm
Trying. Not. To. Make. Controversial. Statement.

Huh
22  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Opinion of mainstream media on: May 23, 2017, 12:53:28 pm
Both "mainstream" and "alternative" media are trash. (normal)
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / HB - The Deputy Secretary of Federal Elections Act (Amended, Final Vote) on: May 22, 2017, 12:47:35 pm
Quote from: The Deputy Secretary of Federal Elections Act
1. Sections 2.2 and 2.3 of the Safeguard the Integrity of our Institutions Act is hereby repealed.
2. The office of Deputy Secretary of Federal Elections, nominated by the SoFE and confirmed by the Senate, shall hereby be created.
3. The DSoFE may "double-check" the SoFE's work - ensure that both their counts are accurate.
4. Should there exist a matter of dispute between the SoFE and the DSoFE, a third-party shall be selected with the mutual agreement of the SoFE and DSoFE to mediate the dispute and decide an outcome.
5. Should the SoFE be absent, the DSoFE will serve as acting SoFE until the SoFE returns or a successor is confirmed, and appoint an acting DSoFE, should there be a federal election in that time.
6. The SoFE may not nominate somebody from their own party as DSoFE.
7. The DSoFE may be removed by the SoFE with the consent of the President.

Passed 5-0-1 in the Atlasian Senate assembled
Be it resolved, X Senator PiT, PPT

This is a House bill amended by the Senate, so I will open it for an immediate final vote.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / HB - No More Going Hungry in Atlasia Act (Amended, Final Vote) on: May 22, 2017, 12:44:49 pm
Quote
No More Going Hungry in Atlasia Act

Section 1: Establishing an Agency to Manage Food Conservation
1. The Agency of Food Conservation shall be established under the purview of the Interior Department to manage conservation of edible food from markets, to create programs to educate consumers on food conservation practices, to coordinate interaction between regional food conservation agencies, to manage food conservation for any regions that lack an agency to do so, and to encourage food conservation in Atlasia.
2. A $10 million grant shall be made available to each of the regions in order to create a regional Agency of Food Conservation that fulfills the objectives of Section 1.1 at the regional level.

Section 2: Donation of Food Waste to Eligible Non-Profit Organizations
1. Food markets shall be encouraged to create "zero-waste" sections for food that is approaching the expiration date.
2. Markets with more than 4 locations shall set up agreements with eligible non-profit organizations from a list to be managed by the Agency of Food Conservation to distribute unused food at least one day before the expiration date.
3. Non-profit organizations focused on ending hunger within Atlasia shall be given priority, followed by animal feed, compost for agriculture, and energy use.
4. Food that is no longer edible shall be recycled.
5. Food markets with less than five locations that wish to participate in this program shall be eligible for a $5,000 tax credit for their annual participation.

Section 3: Prohibition of Food Waste
1. It is hereby prohibited for food markets to dispose of unused edible food above a threshold to be set by the Agency of Food Conservation.
2. Unused edible food is defined as products approaching the expiration date that markets no longer intend to keep on shelves to sell.
2. Food markets with less than 5 locations shall be exempt from this prohibition.
3. Deliberately wasting food above the given threshold or spoiling food shall be punished by a fine of $10,000 per violation.
4. This shall not apply to food unfit for consumption.

Section 4: Food at School
1. School cafeterias are hereby prohibited from forcing students to take any food he or she does not want when buying breakfast or lunch.
2. Food that is left over and fit for consumption shall be donated to a local food bank.

Section 5: Prohibition on "lunch-shaming"
1. Schools are hereby prohibited from publicly disciplining students that are unable to afford lunch on a given day, including but not limited to requiring the student to wear a sign or stampage indicating his or her inability to pay, or requiring the student to fulfill custodial tasks.
2. Students that are unable to afford a school lunch shall receive a letter of notification informing his or her parents of the student's lack of ability to pay.


Atlasian Regional Senate

Passed 6-0 in the Atlasian Senate assembled
Be it resolved, X Senator PiT, PPT

This was a House bill amended by the Senate, so the final vote is open immediately on this.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / HB - Common Sense Gun Control Act (Debating) on: May 22, 2017, 12:42:50 pm
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Common Sense Gun Control Act

1. In order to ensure only mentally sound people are able to own guns:

a) This bill will require all potential gun owners to undergo an effective background check to ensure the person is mentally sound and in no danger of using the weapon to harm others.

b) This bill limits all ammunition magazines to 15 rounds. Armor-piercing ammunition will also be unavailable to private citizens (excepting law enforcement)

2. We will dedicate $150 million [placeholder amount] to gun violence research and research into gun safety technology. Additional money will be set aside for a nationwide gun safety advertising campaign.

3. In order to assure Atlasia's students remain safe:

a) We will provide grants to police departments that hire school resource officers

b) We will dedicated $150 million to school districts to hire school resource officers and mental health professionals

c) Provide $30 million in one-time grants to schools to develop emergency management plans

4. In order to assure Atlasians with mental illnesses receive the best from our government and services:

a) Provide $55 million for new initiative to make sure students get treatment for mental health issues.
 
b) Provide $25 million for strategies supporting individuals ages 16-25 with mental health or substance abuse issues.
 
c) Provide $25 million to offer students mental health services for trauma or anxiety.
 
d) Provide $50 million to train 5,000 additional mental health professionals serving children and young adults.
 
e) Clarify that the health-care law does not prohibit doctors from asking their patients about guns in their homes.
 
f) Launch a national dialogue about mental illness.
 
g) Finalize requirements for private health insurance plans to cover mental health services.

Atlasian Regional Senate

Passed 4-0-2 in the Atlasian Senate assembled
Be it resolved, X Senator PiT, PPT
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