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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Reforming Atlasian Public Health Act of 2014 (Debating) on: April 15, 2014, 08:59:49 pm
Quote from: Amendment 60:53 by Yankee
The following is to be inserted as clause 13 of the Atlasian Public Health Act of 2014:
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Section 2, Clause b of the New Atlasian Healthcare Act is hereby amended to read
(b.) Licensed health care clinicians who accept any payment from the Atlasian National Health Care Program may not bill any patient for any the covered service service rendered for which the aforementioned payment was received.


Feedback:  Origination
Status: Senators have 24 hours to object.

2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Residential Taxation Reform Act of 2014 (Debating) on: April 15, 2014, 08:53:11 pm
Quote from: Amendment 60:47 by shua
1) Interest on loans related to a taxpayer's principal residence cannot be deducted for income tax purposes by no more than $2000 in tax savings per filer.  Interest on loans related to any home besides a taxpayer's principal residence cannot be deducted.

2) The healthcare payroll tax is lowered to 6.2%.



Feedback: Hostile
Status: A vote is now open on the above Amendment.  Senators please vote Aye, Nay or Abstain.
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Bill of Rights Amendment (Debating) on: April 15, 2014, 05:45:37 pm
The amendment is adopted.
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Amendment to the Drought Mitigation Act of 2011 (At Final Vote) on: April 15, 2014, 04:21:25 pm
Vote on Final Passage of the Amendment to the Drought Mitigation Act of 2011:

Aye [8]: bore, Lumine, Yankee, Talleyrand, Alfred, shua, Tyrion, and TNF
Nay (0):
Abstain (0):

Didn't Vote (2): DC al Fine, and Goldwater

Having eight votes in the affirmative, and with no dissent, this bill is declared passed and is presented to the President for executive action.
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Department Renaming Amendment (Amendment at Vote) on: April 15, 2014, 04:08:51 pm

Quote from: Amendment 60:35 by Yankee
Executive Department Amendment

Article VIII, section 2, clause 5 shall be as follows:
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5. The presence of Executive Departments in this article shall not limit the Senate's Article 1, Section 5, Clause 28 authority over these Departments.

Clauses presently numbered as five and above in Section 2 of Article VIII shall be renumbered accordingly.

Feedback: Friendly
Status: Senators have 24 hours to object.
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Duke’s Let’s Put Atlasia to Work Program (Debating) on: April 15, 2014, 09:32:48 am
Senator, we've already reduced the work week in Atlasia, in addition to an enormous increase in the minimum wage.  This amendment is an attempt to change the entire purpose of this legislation. 
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Reforming Atlasian Public Health Act of 2014 (Debating) on: April 14, 2014, 11:09:06 pm
I want Nixy baby to look it over first.

You can't just "keep things simple", Jeez.  Sad
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Reforming Atlasian Public Health Act of 2014 (Debating) on: April 14, 2014, 10:45:25 pm
For reference...

I'll quote my summary of the 2012 and 2009 bills as I understand them-

1. Since 2009, every Atlasian resident has been eligible for coverage under the Atlasion National Healthcare Program (a.k.a. "Fritzcare"), and all health care providers are required to cover Fritzcare enrollees.

2. Fritzcare is a comprehensive health care program (including elements of care that are often neglected IRL, such as mental, dental, and vision).

3. Existing government health care programs (Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare) have been abolished and rolled into Fritzcare.

4. Prior to 2012, copayments or deductibles on required benefits could not be billed to Fritzcare recipients.

5. Since 2012, the percentage of expenses covered by Fritzcare A) varies based on personal income and B) is capped at a percentage of household income. Preventive care remains free of charge to individuals.

6. HOWEVER, even after the reforms of 2012, "Licensed health care clinicians who accept any payment from the Atlasian National Health Care Program may not bill any patient for any covered service."

7. Fritzcare funding comes from A) former funding for Medicare and Medicaid, including the payroll tax; B) a progressive (by personal income) tax on health insurance benefits; and C) raising what the Medicare payroll tax (now called the "Health Care Payroll Tax") from 1.45% to 6.5%.

9. Public benefit corporations ("Community Health Partnerships") established in each region are responsible for administering Fritzcare.

8. Private health insurance may continue to exist, but health insurance companies must join an "Exchange."

#6 is the enormous, glaring problem.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Senate Resolution on the 2014 Crimean Crisis (Amendment Vote) on: April 14, 2014, 10:41:39 pm

Quote from: Amendment 60:45 by shua
Crimean Crisis Act of 2014

1. Given Russia’s disregard for international law in the ongoing crisis on Crimea, the Senate formally condemns the Russian violation of Ukrainian sovereignty with the acts of aggression regarding the military occupation and annexation of Crimea. The Senate also recognizes the validity of the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, and thus it does not recognize the recent independence referendum on Crimea nor the entrance of Crimea into the Russian Federation.

2. The Senate also resolves to urge the President, the Secretary of External Affairs and the Special Envoy to Ukraine to take immediate action to make said support effective, and it encourages these officeholders to exhaust diplomatic options to prevent a Russian takeover of Ukraine or a formal annexation of Crimea or any other occupation or incursion into Ukraine. The Senate recommends the use of all options available, short of military intervention and trade sanctions.

3. The Republic of Atlasia shall lift restrictions and allow free immigration for all who feel threatened by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Sponsor Feedback: Friendly
Status: Senators have 24 hours to object.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Duke-Scott Educating The People Reform (Debating) on: April 14, 2014, 10:37:08 pm
Can we discuss the actual figures we're considering for Section 2? 

Lumine, friendly on shua's amendment?

11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Duke-Scott Educating The People Reform (Amendment Vote) on: April 14, 2014, 09:46:08 pm
Vote on Amendment 60:40 by TNF:

Aye (6): Tyrion, TNF, bore, Alfred, Lumine, and Talleyrand
Nay (3):  Yankee, shua, and DC al Fine
Abstain (0):

Didn't Vote (1):  Goldwater

The amendment has been adopted.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Senate Resolution on the 2014 Crimean Crisis (Amendment Vote) on: April 14, 2014, 09:41:58 pm
The amendment has been adopted.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Duke’s Let’s Put Atlasia to Work Program (Amendment Vote) on: April 14, 2014, 05:43:06 pm
Vote on Amendment 60:41 by TNF:

Aye (1): TNF
Nay (6):  DC al Fine, bore, Lumine, Yankee, Tyrion, and shua
Abstain (1): Alfred

Didn't Vote (2):  Goldwater, and Talleyrand

The amendment has been rejected.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Confirmation Hearing: Simfan as Attorney General (Questioning) on: April 14, 2014, 02:28:47 pm
Executive order #6912

I am appointing Simfan to the office of Attorney General.


Senators, you have up to 72 hours to question the appointee.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Pacific Gov. DemPGH's Office: Voting Has Concluded, Thank You! on: April 14, 2014, 02:26:27 pm
Congratulations Governor.  I look forward to your impending proposal.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Senate Resolution on the 2014 Crimean Crisis (Amendment Vote) on: April 13, 2014, 08:39:21 pm
Quote from: Amendment 60:43 by TNF
Senate Resolution on the 2014 Crimean Crisis: Crimean Crisis Act of 2014

1. Given Russia’s disregard for international law in the ongoing crisis on Crimea, the Senate formally condemns the Russian violation of Ukrainian sovereignty with the acts of aggression regarding the military occupation and annexation of Crimea. The Senate also recognizes the validity of the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, and thus it does not recognize the recent independence referendum on Crimea nor the entrance of Crimea into the Russian Federation.

2. The Senate also resolves to urge the President, the Secretary of External Affairs and the Special Envoy to Ukraine to take immediate action to make said support effective, and it encourages these officeholders to exhaust diplomatic options to prevent a Russian takeover of Ukraine or a formal annexation of Crimea. The Senate recommends the use of all options available, short of military intervention and trade sanctions.

3. The Republic of Atlasia shall lift restrictions and allow free immigration for all who feel threatened by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.


Feedback: Friendly
Status: Senators have 24 hours to object.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: South American/Asian Trade Reform Act (Debating) on: April 13, 2014, 05:06:54 pm
The amendment has been adopted.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Duke’s Let’s Put Atlasia to Work Program (Debating) on: April 13, 2014, 04:46:28 pm

Quote from: Amendment 60:41 by TNF
Duke’s Let’s Put Atlasia to Work Program

Section I: Cash for Startups Coops
1. The federal government will provide a $1000 tax credit per job created by new worker-owned businesses (i.e. cooperatives) and green jobs created by worker-owned firms.
2. The tax credit in clause 1 can be converted to its cash equivalent if the new worker-owned business chooses to do so. 
3. For a new job to qualify under this program, it must be a full-time job and be a job created by a worker owned firm. Part time jobs and jobs not created by worker-owned firms do not qualify under this program.
4. “New worker-owned businesses” defined under this program are worker-owned businesses that have been open for 18 months or less.
5. “Green job” defined under this program is work in agricultural, manufacturing, research and development (R&D), administrative, and service activities that contribute substantially to preserving or restoring environmental quality.

Section II: Guaranteed Business Cooperative Loan Program
1. $50 billion shall be appropriated to banks throughout Atlasia specifically reserved for business loans for cooperative enterprises.
2. The federal government will guarantee eighty-percent 85% of each loan by banks to each cooperative enterprise business.
3. The interest rate on a loan under this program will be capped at 9.25%. Banks may not charge a higher rate on loans under this program.
4. Loans under this program will be available to businesses cooperative enterprises who plan to commence business within a 6 month period of taking out the loan and available to any other type of business currently doing business, including municipal governments as well.


Sponsor Feedback: Hostile
Status:  A vote is now open on the above Amendment.  Senators please vote Aye, Nay or Abstain.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Duke-Scott Educating The People Reform Bill: Part I (Debating) on: April 13, 2014, 04:41:58 pm
Quote from: Amendment 60:40 by TNF
The Duke-Scott Educating The People Reform Bill: Part I

Section I
1. The following must be offered free of any additional charge by all public schools operating in the Republic of Atlasia:
a. Healthcare
b. Mental healthcare
c. On-site guidance counselors
d. Lunch
e. Breakfast
e. f. Recess time
f. g. Tutors
h. On-site daycare (for students with children)

2. School districts that are unable to comply with any part of clause 1 of this section due to financial limitations are entitled to apply for grants from the federal government to allow them to comply. shall have all costs fully covered by the federal government.

Section II - WiFi Expansion
1. $2 billion shall be appropriated for expanding WiFi access to public schools servicing nearly 20 million students in the Republic of Atlasia.
1. $[insert figure here] will be appropriated to ensure that every public school within any area subject to the jurisdiction of the Republic of Atlasia has total access to a high speed WiFi network.
2. $[insert figure here] will be appropriated annually to ensure that said WiFi networks are maintained and upgraded on a regular basis.


Section III - Expanded Access to Computer Technology
1. All public schools lacking adequate technology including computers and projects shall be eligible for a federal grant not to exceed $50,000.

Section IV - Textbooks
1. Each public school teacher will receive a $1000 grant for the selection of his or her own classroom textbooks. These textbooks may be ordered upon approval of his or her district education board.
2. School boards are forbidden from choosing textbooks that teach creationism or that teach that climate change as anything other than a human-aided and abetted phenomenon and will be ineligible to receive the grant described in clause 1 of this section.

Section V - Recess
1. All public schools will be required to allocate no less than 30 minutes each day for recess.
2. High school seniors may apply for the privilege to leave school grounds during recess time, but only upon the approval of his or her guidance counselor.

Sponsor Feedback: Friendly
Status:  Objection filed by Senator Yankee.  A vote is now open on the above Amendment.  Senators please vote Aye, Nay or Abstain.


20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Long-term Unemployment Relief Act (Debating) on: April 13, 2014, 04:31:24 pm
Quote from: Amendment 60:38 by shua
Long-term Unemployment Relief Act

1. Any employer hiring an individual who has been unemployed for 6 months or longer shall be exempt from paying health care payroll taxes on that individual for one year, and from paying unemployment insurance payroll taxes on that individual for two years.  The individual shall not receive any diminution of benefits in health care or unemployment insurance coverage.

2. The hired individual need not be receiving unemployment benefits or be considered "actively unemployed" as defined by CSSRA Section 5 in order for the employer to qualify for these tax benefits.

3. Section 1 of the Fair Labor Standards Act is repealed.

4. Section 4, clause 1 of the Fair Labor Standards Act is amendment to read:

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1. Companies can offer new employees (up to five years) contracts of any length of time six months, one year, two years or tenure.

    a. Companies have the right offer any employee contracts up to two and half year.  After this period the employer has the right to dismiss the employee without compensation.


Sponsor Feedback: Origination
Status: Objection filed by Senator Alfred. A vote is now open on the above Amendment.  Senators please vote Aye, Nay or Abstain.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Give Peace a Chance Act of 2014 (Debating) on: April 13, 2014, 03:35:08 pm
I would like to make a comment on this piece of legislation but would guys mind if we discuss this after all negotiations are done. After all, we will need to add somethings on this bill since as part of the Peace Plan, I'm hoping that Atlasia could financially help  the building of the new Palestinian State and I was thinking about helping partially Abbas on the Refugee Issue. We could accept 100.000 palestinians for example.

Wouldn't that be a seperate bill?  Is the purpose of this bill not to ease sanctions in order to promote negotiations? 
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Long-term Unemployment Relief Act (Debating) on: April 12, 2014, 09:10:02 pm
I should have checked this earlier, but this amendment vote is illegal and must be stopped at once.

What amendment vote?  I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about :/
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Duke-Scott Educating The People Reform Bill: Part I (Debating) on: April 12, 2014, 08:41:02 pm
Quote from: Amendment 60:40 by TNF
The Duke-Scott Educating The People Reform Bill: Part I

Section I
1. The following must be offered free of any additional charge by all public schools operating in the Republic of Atlasia:
a. Healthcare
b. Mental healthcare
c. On-site guidance counselors
d. Lunch
e. Breakfast
e. f. Recess time
f. g. Tutors
h. On-site daycare (for students with children)

2. School districts that are unable to comply with any part of clause 1 of this section due to financial limitations are entitled to apply for grants from the federal government to allow them to comply. shall have all costs fully covered by the federal government.

Section II - WiFi Expansion
1. $2 billion shall be appropriated for expanding WiFi access to public schools servicing nearly 20 million students in the Republic of Atlasia.
1. $[insert figure here] will be appropriated to ensure that every public school within any area subject to the jurisdiction of the Republic of Atlasia has total access to a high speed WiFi network.
2. $[insert figure here] will be appropriated annually to ensure that said WiFi networks are maintained and upgraded on a regular basis.


Section III - Expanded Access to Computer Technology
1. All public schools lacking adequate technology including computers and projects shall be eligible for a federal grant not to exceed $50,000.

Section IV - Textbooks
1. Each public school teacher will receive a $1000 grant for the selection of his or her own classroom textbooks. These textbooks may be ordered upon approval of his or her district education board.
2. School boards are forbidden from choosing textbooks that teach creationism or that teach that climate change as anything other than a human-aided and abetted phenomenon and will be ineligible to receive the grant described in clause 1 of this section.

Section V - Recess
1. All public schools will be required to allocate no less than 30 minutes each day for recess.
2. High school seniors may apply for the privilege to leave school grounds during recess time, but only upon the approval of his or her guidance counselor.

Sponsor Feedback: Friendly
Status:  Senators have 24 hours to object.

24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House: Duke/Cinci administration on: April 12, 2014, 08:33:49 pm
Official Notice

In light of Maxwell's resignation, the President and I will be working in coordination with other officials to ensure the wiki is updated, until a replacement is confirmed.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The People's Party: Voting on Platform/Upcoming statement on: April 12, 2014, 08:09:52 pm
Aye to all amendments
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