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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Youth Empowerment Act (Debating) on: Today at 03:25:35 pm
I would be open to allowing like 3 or 4 hours a week for 14-15 year olds, but we mustn't get in a position where work becomes an obligation for the child.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Game Moderation Abolition Amendment (Debating) on: Today at 03:24:06 pm
Senators, a final vote is now open on this amendment
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The Atlasian Universal Education Bill (Debating) on: Today at 10:21:47 am
Sorry about this, I thought it'd had already been processed

Quote from: amendment offered
The Atlasian Universal Education Bill

1. Effective upon the passage of this Act, no individual educational institution (hereby defined as any institution which provides education beyond compulsory education) receiving federal funding may levy tuition fees as a condition of attendance.
2. To account for the loss of income for the respective educational institues, the "Federal Higher Education Account" (FHEA) shall be created. Educational institutes affected by the provisions in Clause 1 shall receive funding by the FHEA equal to the sum they formerly realized in form of tiution fees.
3. To account for the expenses of the FHEA as created in Clause 2, students enrolled in any educational institution as defined in Clause 1 shall be required to pay tuition fees directly to the FHEA, the sum of which depending on the student's family's income in the preceeding year. The following rates of student tuition fees shall be levied on the following brackets of the student's family's income:
Yearly familiy income: $0-$20'000: $0 tuition fees per semester
Yearly family income: $20'000 - $75'000: $450 tuition fees per semester
Yearly family income: $75'000 - $150'000: $750 tuition fees per semester
Yearly family income: $150'000 - $500'000: $1'500 tuition fees per semester
Yearly family income: exceeding $500'000: $4'000 tuition fees per semester
4. Furthermore, the sum of $X shall be added to the yearly budget point of "Higher Education", to account for the remaining expenses of the FHEA.

2. Section 1 of this Act shall be paid for by instituting a new income tax bracket on all income in excess of $10 million. Income in excess of $10 million shall hereby be taxed at a rate of 65% following the passage of this Act.
3.5.Any current student who has paid their tuition fees for the 2014-15 school year shall have that money returned to them no later than six (6) months following the passage of this Act.
4.6. Existing student loan debts held by residents of the Republic of Atlasia is hereby forgiven.
5.7. All federal programs providing loans or financial assistance for the purpose of obtaining an education shall be phased out upon the passage of this Act.
6.8. Nothing in this Act should be understood as providing for the phase out of tuition fees for any private university. Private universities shall henceforth be barred from receiving federal funding of any sort upon the passage of this Act.
7.9. Unless otherwise stated, this Act shall take effect immediately upon it's passage.

Proposed by Senator Cranberry
Status: Friendly

Senators have 24 hours to object
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The Senate Fair Participation Act (Debating) on: Today at 10:19:36 am
Nay

This amendment has enough votes to fail, senators have 24 hours to change their votes
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: End Racism in Federal Contracting Act (Debating) on: Today at 10:13:06 am
Abstain


Also the motion to table has enough votes to fail, senators have 24 hours to change their vote.
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Police Militarization and Civil Rights Act (Debating) on: Today at 08:11:50 am
This has enough votes to fail, senators have 24 hours to change their vote.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Game Moderation Abolition Amendment (Debating) on: November 21, 2014, 01:37:52 pm
With no objections the amendment passes.

Can we move to final vote?
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Potus 2036 for SoEA/SecState on: November 21, 2014, 01:32:53 pm
Aye
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Police Militarization and Civil Rights Act (Debating) on: November 21, 2014, 01:32:29 pm
Nay
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: RPryor for Deputy AG on: November 21, 2014, 01:32:04 pm
Aye
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: End Racism in Federal Contracting Act (Debating) on: November 20, 2014, 05:38:02 pm
Senators, a vote on the motion to table is now open.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Amendments to the Senate Rules (Debating) on: November 20, 2014, 04:58:46 pm
Because the current rules are very vague about how to deal with sponsorships, so I made it clearer.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Amendments to the Senate Rules (Debating) on: November 20, 2014, 03:13:45 pm
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Amendments to the Senate Rules:

Article III, section 4 is amended to read:
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4. The first seven open threads shall be open to all legislation. The Speaker shall move legislation to these threads in the order in which it was introduced in the Legislation Introduction thread, except when the sponsor already has legislation on the Senate floor. If the sponsor already has two four or more pieces legislation on the Senate floor, legislation from Senators who do not shall take priority until all such other legislation is completed.


Article IV, section 7 is amended to read:
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7. The sponsor of a piece of legislation may at any time withdraw his or her sponsorship. In addition, when a Senator leaves the Senate, his or her sponsorship shall be revoked automatically. If no other Senator moves to assume sponsorship of the legislation within 36 hours, the legislation shall be tabled automatically. If one or more Senators move to assume sponsorship, and there are no objections after 24 hours, they shall assume sponsorship. If there are objections then a vote shall be held, and if a majority of [s] the Senate shall either select a new sponsor or reject all motions to assume sponsorship. If [/s]the Senate rejects all motions to assume sponsorship, the legislation shall be tabled.

Sponsor: Bore

14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Legislation Introduction Thread on: November 20, 2014, 10:31:08 am
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Amendments to the Senate Rules:

Article III, section 4 is amended to read:
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4. The first seven open threads shall be open to all legislation. The Speaker shall move legislation to these threads in the order in which it was introduced in the Legislation Introduction thread, except when the sponsor already has legislation on the Senate floor. If the sponsor already has two four or more pieces legislation on the Senate floor, legislation from Senators who do not shall take priority until all such other legislation is completed.


Article IV, section 7 is amended to read:
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7. The sponsor of a piece of legislation may at any time withdraw his or her sponsorship. In addition, when a Senator leaves the Senate, his or her sponsorship shall be revoked automatically. If no other Senator moves to assume sponsorship of the legislation within 36 hours, the legislation shall be tabled automatically. If one or more Senators move to assume sponsorship, and there are no objections after 24 hours, they shall assume sponsorship. If there are objections then a vote shall be held, and if a majority of the Senate shall either select a new sponsor or reject all motions to assume sponsorship. If the Senate rejects all motions to assume sponsorship, the legislation shall be tabled.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / End Racism in Federal Contracting Act (Debating) on: November 20, 2014, 09:58:42 am
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End Racism in Federal Contracting Act
The Davis-Bacon Act of 1931 is hereby repealed in its entirety.

Sponsor: Deus
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Youth Empowerment Act (Debating) on: November 20, 2014, 09:56:01 am
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Youth Empowerment Act
1. This legislation may also be cited as the No H8 Act of 2014.
2. Section 8 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 2013 is hereby repealed in its entirety.

Sponsor: Deus

Just a general warning, we have a lot of legislation to get through and the queue is clogged with Deus and TNF bills, so, until there's an adapted clogging rule I'll be pretty rigourously enforcing time limits.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The Senate Fair Participation Act (Debating) on: November 20, 2014, 09:49:19 am
Seeing as no one objected to TNF assuming sponsorship, and the new rules aren't entirely clear about the process for assuming sponsporship, it just says something about the senate accepting the new sponsor (something that probably needs fixed) I'm going to open a vote on this:

Senators a vote is now open on this amendment, you have 72 hours to vote.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: 64th Senate Noticeboard on: November 20, 2014, 09:44:09 am
Senate Info:
______________________________________________________________________

Slot 1 (General)
The Senate Fair Participation Act
Sponsor: Senator TNF
Status: Voting
Since: October 30, 2014, 07:18:59 pm
Ends:
 
Slot 2 (General)
Game Moderation Abolition Amendment
Sponsor: Senator TNF
Status: Debating
Since: October 30, 2014, 07:21:02 pm
Ends:

Slot 3 (General)
The Atlasian Universal Education Bill
Sponsor: Senator Cynic
Status: Debating
Since: October 16, 2014, 11:01:34
Ends:

Slot 4 (General)
Police Militarization and Civil Rights Act
Sponsor: Senator Yankee
Status: Debating
Since: September 26, 2014, 10:14:56 pm
Ends:

Slot 5 (General)
Youth Empowerment Act
Sponsor: Deus
Status: Debating
Since: November 20th at 02:56:01 pm
Ends:

Slot 6 (General)
End Racism in Federal Contracting Act
Sponsor: Deus
Status: Debating
Since: November 20th at 02:58:42 pm
Ends:

Slot 7 (General)

Co-determination Act of 2014
Sponsor: Senator TNF
Status: Debating
Since: October 30, 2014, 07:24:55 pm
Ends:

Slot 8 (Emergency)

Amendments to the Senate Rules

Sponsor: Senator Bore
Status: Debating
Since: November 20th at 08:13:45 pm
Ends:



______________________________________________________________________

Presidential Redraft Votes:


______________________________________________________________________

Presidential Confirmation Hearings:

Who:
What:
Status:
Since:
Ends:

Confirmed:
  Flo for SoIA
Zuwo for AG

Rejected:

______________________________________________________________________

Rejected Legislation:
Farming Freedom Act
Passed Legislation:
Amendment to Official Senate Rules and Procedures
Protecting Biodiversity for the Future Bill 2014
_______________________________________________

Current Queue:

Collective Bargaining Modernization Act of 2014 - TNF
Civil Rights Act of 2014 - TNF
Recall Amendment -TNF
National Initiative Amendment Redux -TNF
Community Development Authority Act of 2014 - TNF
Liberalization Act of 2014 - TNF
High Federalism Amendment - TNF
Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2014 - TNF
Federal Employees Labor Relations Act of 2014 - TNF
Vice Presidential Vacancy Amendment - TNF
Kurdish Solidarity Act of 2014 - TNF
Household Appliance Deregulation Act - Deus
Free Exchange Act - Deus
Corporations Aren't People Amendment - TNF
Limited Liability Company Abolition Act of 2014 - TNF
Corporate Charter Renewal Act of 2014- TNF
Protecting people from explosives Amendment - Windjammer
Increase Activity Amendment - Windjammer
Fix the Senate Rules Resolution - Windjammer
Sanity in Foreign Policy Amendment - Windjammer
Domestic Security Act of 2014 - TNF
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Game Moderation Abolition Amendment (Debating) on: November 20, 2014, 09:24:49 am
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Game Moderation Reform Amendment II

Sections 2-6 of Amendment XV ("Game Moderation Reform Amendment") are repealed and replaced with the following:

#The Game Moderator, at his or her discretion, shall provide information on Atlasian events.
#The Game Moderator shall have the final authority to determine the validity of factual claims relating to these events.
#Any real world event, including, but not limited to, natural disasters, scientific discoveries, cultural phenomena, and foreign events, shall be considered an Atlasian event unless A) it is a result of other real world events that did not occur in Atlasia, or B) the Game Moderator states that it did not occur.

Proposed by: TNF/ Yankee

Status: Friendly

Senators have 24 hours to object to this amendment.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Farming Freedom Act (Voting) on: November 20, 2014, 09:23:17 am
Aye: Deus, JCL,

Abstain: Yankee

Nay: TNF, Cynic, Bore, Polnut, Windjammer, Cranberry

By a vote of 6-2-1 this bill fails the senate.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: ZuWo for AG on: November 19, 2014, 10:37:12 am
Aye
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Flo for SoIA/Interior on: November 19, 2014, 10:36:40 am
Aye
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Speaker Declaration/Election Thread (VOTING NOW!!!) on: November 19, 2014, 08:50:02 am
X bore
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 18, 2014, 04:43:28 pm
What about religion isn't misogynistic? The whole ball of wax is about a small number of men (specifically) controlling a population.

In my church women are total equals in all things including being pastors and leadership. And I would never join a church where this was not the case.
What about the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost? Can they be women also?

Quote from:  The Catechism of the Catholic Church
239 By calling God "Father", the language of faith indicates two main things: that God is the first origin of everything and transcendent authority; and that he is at the same time goodness and loving care for all his children. God's parental tenderness can also be expressed by the image of motherhood, which emphasizes God's immanence, the intimacy between Creator and creature. The language of faith thus draws on the human experience of parents, who are in a way the first representatives of God for man. But this experience also tells us that human parents are fallible and can disfigure the face of fatherhood and motherhood. We ought therefore to recall that God transcends the human distinction between the sexes. He is neither man nor woman: he is God. He also transcends human fatherhood and motherhood, although he is their origin and standard: no one is father as God is Father.
25  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Update-opoly sign up on: November 18, 2014, 09:10:12 am

(1) Free Parking / 'Free Gas'  (Put an X in a box)

     [ X ] Any and all fines and taxes go into a Free Parking ('Free Gas' in Update-opoly) fund.  Whoever lands on Free Gas wins the accumulated pool of cash.  If the pool is empty, they win nothing.

     [  ] Any and all fines and taxes go to the bank.  Nothing happens when a player lands on Free Gas.


(2) The last unsold property  (Put an X in a box)

     [  ] The last unsold property goes into the Free Gas pool as well.  If somebody lands on that property after it has gone into Free Gas, they may still purchase it at regular price.  But if they land on Free Gas, they win it for free instead.

     [ X ] The last unsold property can only be sold when a player lands on it.


(3) Salary for landing on Go  (Rank your preferences, 1-3)

     [ X ] If you land on Go, you collect $400 instead of $200.  This includes instructions given by Trust Jesus or Papa's Retirement Fund cards to 'Advance to Go'.

     [  ] If you land on Go, you collect $400 instead of $200.  However, instructions given by Trust Jesus or Papa's Retirement Fund cards are excluded, and you only get $200.

     [  ] If you land on Go, you just collect $200.


(4) When players can begin purchasing properties   (Rank your preferences, 1-3)

     [  ] All players must each move around the board once before they can purchase any properties.*

     [ X ] All players must wait until just one player has moved around the entire board once.*

     [  ] Players may begin purchasing properties immediately after the game begins.

* A trip to jail ('Sleep') does not count as traveling around the board, so that player will still need to pass Go after leaving jail to qualify as having fully moved around the board.


(5) If a player chooses not to (or cannot afford to) purchase an unsold property they've landed on...  (Put an X in a box)

     [ X ] ... it remains unsold for the next player to land on.

     [  ] ... it goes to a silent auction, in which players PM me a bid for the property.  Highest bid wins.


(6) When a player lands on a Trust Jesus space...  (Rank your preferences, 1-3)

     [ X ] ... the player must draw a card.

     [  ] ... the player can choose to either draw a card, or sit freely on the space and do nothing.

     [  ] ... the player can choose to either draw a card, or pay a $50 fine.


(7) Collecting rent while in jail ('asleep')  (Put an X in a box)

     [ X ] While asleep, players cannot collect rent on their properties. (I vote this way because paying a landlord/bills necessitates a trip to the other apartment)

     [  ] While asleep, players can collect rent on their properties.


(8) Winning the game    (Rank your preferences, 1-4)

     [ 1 ] A player wins when all other players are bankrupt.

     [ 2 ] A player wins when they have accumulated 85% of the wealth (cash + assets) in play.

     [ 3 ] A player wins when they have accumulated 80% of the wealth (cash + assets) in play.

     [ 4 ] A player wins when they have accumulated 75% of the wealth (cash + assets) in play.


(9) Trading properties between players  (Put an X in a box)

     [  ] Trading properties has to wait until all properties are owned.

     [ X ] Trading properties can begin at any point.


(10) Availability of houses and hotels ('credit cards' and 'loans', respectively)  (Put an X in a box)

     [  ] Credit cards are limited to 32, and loans to 12.

     [ X ] There is no limit to credit cards and loans available to purchase.


(11) Issuing properties at the beginning of the game  (Put an X in a box)

     [  ] Three property cards are randomly dealt to each player at the beginning of the game.

     [ X ] No properties are dealt at the beginning of the game.
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