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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Police Militarization and Civil Rights Act (Debating) on: November 28, 2014, 08:22:51 am
Aye
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Police Militarization and Civil Rights Act (Debating) on: November 27, 2014, 06:29:59 pm
With no objection a final vote is now open on this bill. Senators please vote Aye, Nay or Abstain
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Governors, Game Moderation Reform Amendment II has passed the senate on: November 27, 2014, 06:28:23 pm
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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Sections 2-6 of Amendment XV ("Game Moderation Reform Amendment") are repealed and replaced with the following:

2.The Game Moderator, at his or her discretion, shall provide information on Atlasian events.
3.The Game Moderator shall have the final authority to determine the validity of factual claims relating to these events.
4.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.
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Game Moderation Abolition Amendment (Debating) on: November 27, 2014, 06:26:51 pm
This amendment has passed and is sent to the regions for ratification.
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Co-determination Act of 2014 (Debating) on: November 27, 2014, 06:25:33 pm
The amendment has passed.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: UPDATE-OPOLY on: November 27, 2014, 02:57:58 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BRv9wGf5pk

That's a yes please.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Game Moderation Abolition Amendment (Debating) on: November 26, 2014, 06:58:04 pm
This has enough votes to pass, Senators have 24 hours to change votes
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Deeply disturbing (Part Quatre) on: November 26, 2014, 08:45:14 am
Yeah, I've never really been a legislation writer, I much prefer to amend bills that come to the floor than write my own, but especially with me being speaker and being on the electoral commission, I'm not able to devote all my energy to writing legislation.

I will say that an amendment which I just introduced now allows a senator who's not TNF Deus or Windjammer's  bill to sail right to the front of the queue, so if anyone does want a bill on the floor, it will happen pretty quickly.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Youth Empowerment Act (Voting on Amendment) on: November 26, 2014, 08:40:04 am
Aye

It's not the finished product, but I think this can be worked on further.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Youth Empowerment Act (Debating) on: November 25, 2014, 06:42:05 pm
Senators, a vote is open on Senator Cranberry's amendment

Quote from: amendment offered
Youth EmpowermentEmployment 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.
1. Section 8 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 2013 is hereby repealed and replaced by as follows:

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Section 8. Child Labor

1. No person under the age of fourteen years and nine months shall be employed in the Republic of Atlasia.
2. Persons between the age of fourteen years and nine months and sixteen years shall be allowed to be employed under the following conditions:
i. Summer jobs of no more than 25 hours a week, five weeks in a row
ii. Small, non physically or mentally exhausting jobs not affecting their education, no longer than 4 hours a week
3. The provisions of Subsection 1 of Section 8 are interpreted as applying to all sources of employment within the Republic of Atlasia. No exemptions shall be made for agricultural operations, family-owned businesses, or any businesses or sources of employment that have traditionally employed underage labor.
4. Products having been made in whole or part by persons under the age of fourteen shall be illegal for sale within the jurisdiction of the Republic of Atlasia. This includes all territories of the Republic of Atlasia, as well as states in 'free association with the Republic of Atlasia.
5. Persons under the age of sixteen shall be paid a minimum wage of at least $19.00 per hour.

Sponsor: Cranberry
Status: Objection by windjammer
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: End Racism in Federal Contracting Act (Debating) on: November 25, 2014, 05:49:53 pm
Nay
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The Atlasian Universal Education Bill (Debating) on: November 25, 2014, 05:43:53 pm
The amendment has passed:

Aye: Cynic, Polnut, TNF, windjammer, Bore, Cranberry

Nay: JCL

Not voting: Yankee, Bacon King, Deus
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: End Racism in Federal Contracting Act (Debating) on: November 25, 2014, 05:37:06 pm
Senators a final vote is now open on this bill
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Amendments to the Senate Rules (Voting) on: November 25, 2014, 05:34:18 pm
This bill has passed 8-0

Aye: bore, windjammer,polnut, cranberry, tnf, bacon king, cynic, jcl

Not voting: Yankee,deus
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Co-determination Act of 2014 (Debating) on: November 25, 2014, 05:29:55 pm
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Co-determination Act of 2014

Section 1: Co-determination

1. All public companies, private limited liability companies, and private-public partnerships with over 2,000 employees represented by a labor union shall establish a two-tiered system that shall allow for greater worker representation in industry by no later than January 1, 2015. The aforementioned system shall be established along the guidelines established by this legislation. All public companies, private limited liability companies, and private-public partnerships with over 2,000 1,000 employees represented by a labor union shall will be invited to establish a two-tiered system through a national pilot program to determine the effectiveness of increased workforce participation in the management of these entities.

2. The primary method of co-determination in industry shall be the establishment of a two-tiered system of directorship for the firms mentioned in Section 1. Firms subject to this legislation shall establish supervisory boards primarily concerned with the general agenda of the firm in question. Supervisory boards shall consist of at least 20 members, 10 of which shall be elected by shareholders of the firm in question, and 10 of which shall be employee representatives, elected by members of the labor union responsible for representing the employees of the firm in question. Supervisory boards can be larger, so long as the proportional representation ratio of employee representatives and shareholder representatives are maintained. The chair of the supervisory board shall always be a representative of the shareholders of the firm in question and shall, in the case of a tie, have the right to cast a second vote to break said tie. The primary responsibility of all supervisory boards shall be the approval of all major business decisions and the election of members of the management board (to be described in Section 3). Those companies who qualify under section 1, will be required to institute an advisory panel made of 40% workforce, 40% existing management and 20% local community representatives. The Board must consist of at least 15 people. All decisions made by the managing Board of the entity must be supported by two-third's majority of the advisory panel. Note that for quorum to exist at least 50% of each group needs to be present to enable votes to proceed.

3. Supervisory boards shall elect a Management Board responsible for the day-to-day operations of all firms subject to this legislation. The size of management boards shall be the purview of Supervisory boards, who may establish boards as large or as small as they like, however, at least one seat must be reserved for a worker representative on said boards. The election of members of the Management Board shall be done by a 2/3rds vote of members of the Supervisory Board, and terms shall be no longer than five years in length. Members of the Management Board may be recalled at any time by members of the Supervisory Board, provided that at least 2/3rds agree to the recall of Management Board members, except in the case of gross negligence of duty (as determined by the Supervisory Board), willfully acting in defiance of the Supervisory Board's decisions (as determined by the Supervisory Board) or criminal action, wherein members may be recalled by a simple majority vote. The Advisory Panel is entitled to be informed and give advice on Management changes or changes in Board composition. However, the Advisory Panel can only remove Management Board members with a super-majority vote of 75% or higher. Approval of new Board members can be  done through the traditional two-thirds vote. Those entities, whose management Board goes against the decision of the Panel will be liable for an organisational tax penalty of $40,000 per event.

4. An ombudsman will be created within the Department of Internal Affairs to make determinations in the event of disagreement between Management and Advisory panels. These decisions will be legally binding on the organisation and all panel members.

4. All firms subject to this legislation shall establish Workers' Committees consisting of all workers subject to this legislation. Workers' Committees shall primarily be responsible for electing members of the Supervisory Board charged with representing employees and shall act as an adviser to labor representatives regarding working conditions, insurance, economic assistance, and other related issues at the individual plant or firm level. Workers' Committees shall be elected by all the workers employed in a plant represented by labor unions. Workers' Committees shall consist of various sub-committees charged with individual issues as referred by the labor union responsible for representing the workers. 5. The Advisory Panel will be able to create sub-committees to deal with specific issues arising out of the work of the main panel. These can be created at the discretion of the Panel, but cannot be constituted with one of the original three groupings having greater than 50% of representatives. They will report findings to the main Panel, but will possess no additional voting rights or powers.

6. The Advisory Panels will have a life of 24 months from the moment of inception and will provide a report to the Department of Internal Affairs for consideration of further action from the Senate at the conclusion. The reports will be focused on the economic and productivity performance of the business, as well as surveys of workforce satisfaction. Until the Senate has considered the reports and the effectiveness of the program, the Panels can be continued at the discretion of the entity.

Section 2: Implementation

This legislation shall go into effect 1 January 2015.

Proposed by: Polnut

Status: Friendly

Senators have 36 hours to object to this amendment.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Commission on Electoral Reform: Official Thread on: November 24, 2014, 05:18:59 pm
X Bore
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Amendments to the Senate Rules (Voting) on: November 24, 2014, 03:32:46 pm
This has enough votes to pass, you have 24 hours to change your vote.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Giuliani:White Policemen Won't Be There If Blacks Weren't Killing Each Other on: November 24, 2014, 01:46:47 pm
I'm confused. At no point did Giuliani mention 9/11.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: UPDATE-OPOLY: Game I on: November 24, 2014, 10:42:18 am
Should I have advanced to Utah Call Centre Joe?

You rolled a 10.  Ten spaces from Go is the Just Napping space.

I will accredit your error to a 6.1 headache.  Please do not eat any more chocolate.

Ah, I misread that as a 6 and a 5.

By which I mean this WAS NOT my fault and you have NO RIGHT to mock my faith.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The Atlasian Universal Education Bill (Debating) on: November 24, 2014, 10:39:24 am
The amendment has enough votes to pass, senators have 24 hours to change their votes.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: End Racism in Federal Contracting Act (Debating) on: November 24, 2014, 10:38:37 am
Deus seems to be making an Oldies style argument, which even if he's right about the origins of the act, is completely irrelevant to the bill now, although it's not even clear this bill still applies.

If the act still applies though I simply cant see how it's a bad thing.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Dr. Cynic for GM on: November 24, 2014, 10:33:17 am
Aye
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: UPDATE-OPOLY: Game I on: November 23, 2014, 07:07:18 pm
Should I have advanced to Utah Call Centre Joe?
24  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Let's talk about dead0man on: November 23, 2014, 07:03:01 pm
This despite gun sales going up every year for 11 years in a row.
Even though I'm pro gun - though anti-regulation toward guns - that correlation is fairly spurious.

How dare you?  That's dead0man you're talking about there.  He would never stoop so low.
oh sarcasm, I'm crushed.  I should be glad that's all I got from an internet bully of your age, wisdom and experience.

It's not great, but it's much better than internet bullies.

Can the bullies at least keep the bullying in the hundreds of other bully related threads?

25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Amendments to the Senate Rules (Debating) on: November 23, 2014, 06:36:31 pm
Aye
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