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251  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Freedom of Choice Act (Final Vote) on: July 15, 2014, 12:55:44 am
Nay
252  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Freedom of Choice Act (Debating) on: July 14, 2014, 12:38:04 am
Seeing no further debate, I hereby bring this bill to a vote. Legislators have 48 hours to vote Aye, Nay or to Abstain.

Quote from: Final Text
A Bill


To guarantee and affirm the reproductive freedoms of women in the Imperial Dominion of the South


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the Imperial Dominion of the South assembled



SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Freedom of Choice Act of 2014.

SECTION 2. ASSURANCE OF REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM FOR WOMEN, ACCURATE INFORMATION REGARDING PSYCHOLOGICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH, AND SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF RAPE

1. Federally approved contraception shall not be denied to any person on the basis of age, sex, or sexual orientation.

2. No state or locality may pass any law criminalizing the use of emergency contraception.  Existing laws shall be declared null and void.

3. No state or locality may pass any law criminalizing a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy, within the limitations established by regional and federal law.  Existing laws shall be declared null and void.

4. No state or locality may pass any law requiring a woman to obtain an ultrasound prior to receiving an elective abortion.  Existing laws shall be declared null and void.

5. All hospitals, public and private, in the Imperial Dominion of the South, will be required to offer emergency contraception to victims of rape regardless of religious affiliation of the hospital or medical care provider.  Hospitals shall be obligated to provide all necessary information on emergency contraception as requested by the patient.
253  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Sign Up - Rules Thread) on: July 12, 2014, 06:55:55 am
When the game starts back up I'd like to take Mance Rayder, if possible
254  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 299 AL (4) - The Gates of Winter) on: July 09, 2014, 11:10:44 pm
Well damn, I guess this is the end of the line for me. So much for my dream of ruling both the Vale and the Riverlands.

So who will Lyn Corbray be following now?
255  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 299 AL (4) - The Gates of Winter) on: July 08, 2014, 10:26:39 pm
-Vale POV (Still not chosen yet)

Hmmm....This could range anywhere from moderately good to really really bad
256  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 299 AL (4) - The Gates of Winter) on: July 08, 2014, 05:23:02 pm
Guys, I've been downed by a tropical fever so sorry about not responding yet to PMs I've received. I will soon.

Couple of quick questions to bring me up to speed though.

1. I take it from the missives I've received that PM negotiation should be done in fantasy-speak? Wink

2. Officially there is currently an alliance of Targaryen, Tyrell, Martell and Arryn if I understand correctly?

1. It depends. With some people I stay in character and others I do not; it depends on how each person wants to do it.

2. Here's what I understand it to be:

A) Targaryen-Tyrell-Arryn-Martell
B) Baratheon
C) Stark
Huh) Lannister, Varys
Everyone and no one) Greyjoy
257  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / IDS 1: Bill to Forbid the Enactment of Failure-to-Vacate Laws (Passed) on: July 07, 2014, 09:24:26 pm
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A BILL


To forbid the unjust arrest and seizure of tenants who are unable to pay rent for specified dwellings


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the Imperial Dominion of the South assembled



SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Bill to forbid the enactment of Failure-to-Vacate laws.

SECTION 2. REPEAL OF AR 18-16-101 - FAILURE TO PAY RENT -- REFUSAL TO VACATE UPON NOTICE -- PENALTY.

Arkansas' Failure-to-Vacate law is hereby declared null and void.

SECTION 3. FORBIDDANCE OF FAILURE-TO-VACATE LAWS

1. No state or locality in the Imperial Dominion of the South shall pass any statutes or orders conductive to the following;

(1a.) The eviction of home-renters from dwelling house or other building or land pursuant to the order of the landlord or the landlord's agent or attorney.
(2a.) The fining of tenants who fail to vacate their premises without due process.
(3a.) The depositing of the total rent tenants allegedly owe with the court, which they forfeit if they are found guilty, or the subjection of tenants who plead not guilty to fines or imprisonment.

2. Any and all existing statutes conductive to the aforementioned conditions are immediately declared null and void.

Sponsor: Emperor Scott
258  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Freedom of Choice Act (Debating) on: July 07, 2014, 11:59:20 am
Does section 3 prevent states/localities from making new laws against emergency contraception? From how it reads it only seems to eliminate current laws against it, of which there are none.

As for your point, Scott, the idea is that banning abortion outright is either a) unconstitutional and will be quickly overturned or b) not politically feasible with current party representations. So, instead they introduce a proposal which would hopefully reduce the number of abortions without getting to the shaky constitutional issues. It comes down to the idea of "just because we can't do everything doesn't mean we should do nothing"
259  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 299 AL (4) - The Gates of Winter) on: July 07, 2014, 06:34:32 am
Who holds the bloody gate?
260  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Freedom of Choice Act (Debating) on: July 06, 2014, 05:56:49 pm
Ok then,

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1. The Imperial Dominion of the South shall not fund any organization that promotes information which is intentionally false in regards to the psychological and mental health of engaging in sexual relations outside of or before marriage or the effectiveness of condoms and oral contraceptives.

Using that kind of language with science is always an iffy bet. What do we define as intentionally false? Lets say there is a study that says that there are psychological issues with abortion and pro-life activists use it in their purposes. This is against the AMA consensus, but is use of it "promoting intentionally false information"? This whole clause sounds like an attempt to politicize the science of abortion and give it some kind of ironclad certitude that it just doesn't have.

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3. Any state or local laws criminalizing the use of emergency contraception are hereby repealed.

Unnecessary. I can find no laws according to this which would criminalize use of emergency contraception in the IDS.


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7. All hospitals, public and private, in the Imperial Dominion of the South, will be required to dispense emergency contraception to victims of rape regardless of religious affiliation of the hospital or medical care provider.

My only qualm with this is the word dispense. To dispense emergency contraception makes much more of a statement; by actually putting it in their hands it puts more pressure on the victim to make a decision they may not be capable of making at the time. Better, I think, would be to offer emergency contraception and information about it, making it fully available to rape victims but not forcing it on them should they choose not to use it for one reason or another.

As an opponent of abortion I could never vote for this bill, but there's my two cents.
261  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 299 AL (3) - The Dragon and the Stag) on: July 06, 2014, 05:18:28 pm
A Proclamation:

In light of the unrest in The Vale after our swearing our allegiance to Daenarys Targaryen, I am expanding the regency to include the Valelords. From now, in addition to my continued service as regent, a lord of The Vale will serve alongside me, assisting in leading the war effort and with administration of The Vale. The co-regent will be switched with the head of another Vale House at the start of each new year, until the regency ends at Robert's adulthood. Should any conflict arise between the two regents, Lord Robert himself will be asked to choose between the two regent's courses of action.

The first co-regent will be the the head of House Royce of the Gates of the Moon, Nestor Royce, on account of his excellent record as High Steward of the Vale.

In addition, should Yohn Royce return through the Bloody Gate without causing unnecessary conflict, he will be named High Steward of the Vale, will be given the right to choose the next co-regent and will be given a role in the raising of Lord Robert, at Runestone if need be.


Lysa Arryn, Lady Regent of the Vale
262  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Federalist Party: June 2014 Convention (VOTIN ON M/I S text!!!) on: July 05, 2014, 12:00:59 pm
Nay. Government redistribution is neither the only nor the most effective way to address income inequalities.
263  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Sentancing Reform Act of 2014 (Final Vote) on: July 05, 2014, 09:19:54 am
Nay
264  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / IDS 2: Freedom of Choice Act (Passed) on: July 05, 2014, 02:11:50 am
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A BILL


To guarantee and affirm the reproductive freedoms of women in the Imperial Dominion of the South


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the Imperial Dominion of the South assembled



SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Freedom of Choice Act of 2014.

SECTION 2. ASSURANCE OF REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM FOR WOMEN, ACCURATE INFORMATION REGARDING PSYCHOLOGICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH, AND SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF RAPE

1. The Imperial Dominion of the South shall not fund any organization that promotes information which is intentionally false in regards to the psychological and mental health of engaging in sexual relations outside of or before marriage or the effectiveness of condoms and oral contraceptives.

2. Federally approved contraception shall not be denied to any person on the basis of age, sex, or sexual orientation.

3. Any state or local laws criminalizing the use of emergency contraception are hereby repealed.

4. Any state or local laws criminalizing a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy, within the limitations established by regional and federal law, are hereby repealed.

5. Any state or local laws restricting a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy on the basis of age or marital status are hereby repealed.

6. Any state or local laws requiring a woman to obtain an ultrasound prior to receiving an elective abortion are hereby repealed.

7. All hospitals, public and private, in the Imperial Dominion of the South, will be required to dispense emergency contraception to victims of rape regardless of religious affiliation of the hospital or medical care provider.

Sponsor: Emperor Scott
265  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Repeal of the Three Strikes Bill (Voting on Amendment) on: July 05, 2014, 02:08:09 am
Then I will begin the final vote. Legislators will have 48 hours to vote Aye, Nay or to Abstain.

Quote from: final text
Sentencing Reform Act of 2014

1. No civilian court may assign a penalty of more than 21 years imprisonment save in the instance of a crime against humanity, a crime against peace, a war crime, the crime of apartheid, genocide, slave trading, piracy, or beginning a war of aggression.
2. Unless explicitly forbidden by the court, a prisoner may become eligible for parole after serving 2/3 of his or her sentence.
3. A sentence may be extended by five years at a time if, at the point the prisoner is to be released, the prisoner is determined to continue to pose a significant danger to society with a great chance of committing future violent crimes.
4. Regional courts shall be in charge of extending prison terms upon the completion of prior sentences.
266  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: The Stars of the South Act of 2014 (Final Vote) on: July 05, 2014, 02:05:49 am
With 5 Ayes this bill passes the IDS Legislature and is sent to the Emperor for signature or veto.
267  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 299 AL (3) - The Dragon and the Stag) on: July 05, 2014, 01:43:02 am
I made the best decision I could for the Valelords, myself and my son. The Valelords may think it was a mistake, but at least they will get to live, keep their titles and be able to feed their families and smallfolks through the winter, unlike the Riverlanders, Crownlanders, Westerlanders, Stormlanders, and many Northerners and Reachers.


OOC: Is it really only Dorne and The Vale that are still untouched by the war? This is why you should always start wars as a neutral power.
268  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 299 AL (3) - The Dragon and the Stag) on: July 05, 2014, 01:00:25 am
Oh Robb, you literally chose the worst minute to ask me to join you in a sneak attack. I had JUST FINISHED pledging myself to Daenarys and coordinating plans when you dropped a request to join you in an attack on her in my lap.

The Vale was previously pledged to Stannis, but once he (and the dream of a thousand year dynasty of Arryns and Baratheons) died, it was clear that only Daenarys Stormborn was capable of bringing peace and stability to the Seven Kingdoms.

As should be clear, acting on behalf of my son Robert Arryn, Defender of the Vale, Lord of the Eyrie and Warden of the East, I declare that The Vale acknowledges Daenerys Targaryen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea and Mother of Dragons, as Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of all of the Seven Kingdoms.

269  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Repeal of the Three Strikes Bill (Voting on Amendment) on: July 04, 2014, 12:46:48 am
With 3 ayes and 1 nay the amendment is adopted.

Are there any more comments or amendments or are y'all ready to move to a final vote?
270  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: The Stars of the South Act of 2014 (Final Vote) on: July 03, 2014, 12:43:28 am
Aye
271  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: The Stars of the South Act of 2014 (Debating) on: July 03, 2014, 12:14:22 am
Seeing no further debate, I bring this bill to a final vote. Legislators have 48 hours to vote aye, nay or to abstain.

Quote from: Final Text
A BILL


To honor Southern native thinkers, civil rights activists, writers, and musicians.


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the Imperial Dominion of the South assembled



SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as The Stars of the South Act of 2014.

SECTION 2. COUNTY NAME DEDICATIONS

1. Macon County, AL shall henceforth be known as Parks County, AL.

2. Madison County, AL shall henceforth be known as Lowery County, AL.

3. Cleveland County, AR shall henceforth be known as Cash County, AR.

4. Lafayette County, AR shall henceforth be known as Angelou County, AR.

5. Alachua County, FL shall henceforth be known as Rawlings County, FL.

6. Collier County, FL shall henceforth be known as Douglas County, FL.

7. Monroe County, FL shall henceforth be known as Hemingway County, FL.

8. Orange County, FL shall henceforth be known as Hurston County, FL.

9. Putnam County, FL shall henceforth be known as Randolph County, FL.

10. Fulton County, GA shall henceforth be known as King County, GA.

11. Muscogee County, GA shall henceforth be known as McCullers County, GA.

12. Orleans Parish, LA shall henceforth be known as Armstrong Parish, LA.

13. Coahoma County, MS shall henceforth be known as Twitty County, MS.

14. Forrest County, MS shall henceforth be known as Brown County, MS.

15. Lee County, MS shall henceforth be known as Presley County, MS.

16. Mecklenburg County, NC shall henceforth be known as Graham County, NC.

17. Surry County, NC shall henceforth be known as Griffith County, NC.
272  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Repeal of the Three Strikes Bill (Voting on Amendment) on: July 02, 2014, 10:15:42 pm
Nay
273  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Repeal of the Three Strikes Bill (Amending) on: July 01, 2014, 10:40:44 pm
Right.

Quote from: Amendment
Sentencing Reform Act of 2014
1. No civilian court may assign a penalty of more than 21 years imprisonment save in the instance of a crime against humanity, a crime against peace, a war crime, the crime of apartheid, genocide, slave trading, piracy, or beginning a war of aggression.
2. Unless explicitly forbidden by the court, a prisoner may become eligible for parole after serving 2/3 of his or her sentence.
3. A sentence may be extended by five years at a time if, at the point the prisoner is to be released, the prisoner is determined to continue to pose a significant danger to society with a great chance of committing future violent crimes.
4. Regional courts shall be in charge of extending prison terms upon the completion of prior sentences.

Voting on the amendment will be open for 48 hours. Please vote aye, nay or abstain.
274  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Repeal of the Three Strikes Bill (Amending) on: July 01, 2014, 01:49:15 am
Well, as long as its decided by people and not by some objective system that danger will always exist. Since we trust the initial sentencing to a jury and judge who could have the same potential for abuse and discrimination, I don't think there would be much cause to treat this differently.
275  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Repeal of the Three Strikes Bill (Debating) on: June 30, 2014, 09:36:54 pm
With Maxwell's permission I'm going to start a vote on the amendment in two hours if there is no more debate on it.
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