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251  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Toll Road Abolishment Act (Debating) on: May 26, 2014, 01:48:55 am
I don't like the idea of this bill. Toll roads seem like a really good idea to me (even if I have bad experiences having to go through them). They do a really good job of charging most to those who both use the services most and can best afford them. From my experiences you never HAVE to take a toll road, what you end up paying for is nothing more than a convenience cost. Plus, toll roads are almost always better maintained than normal roads and the money goes (I think) to fund our infrastructure and transportation budgets, which are now in dire straits because of recent cuts.
252  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: The Imperial Dominion of the South's Legislature on: May 26, 2014, 01:40:54 am
Sure, if you like. Legislators have 48 hours to vote for a candidate for the office of speaker. You are free to change your vote until the 48 hours have passed or all legislators have voted.

Speaker:
[] Dereich
[] Write-in
253  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Prohibition of Private Prisons Act (Debating) on: May 26, 2014, 01:38:38 am
Hi, sorry. The one question I have before I'm ready to bring this to a vote is what happens with employees at private prisons. Would they be immediately be integrated as public employees? Fired? At very least, I think they would need some kind of retraining to deal with any differences in how private and public prisons might be operated. Maybe some kind of time delay before nationalization would be appropriate?
254  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: The Imperial Dominion of the South's Legislature on: May 23, 2014, 05:49:41 pm
Ok then, for now I'll be continuing on as speaker.
255  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / IDS 1: Toll Road Abolishment Act (Passed) on: May 23, 2014, 05:42:13 pm
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Toll Road Abolishment Act
1. All laws or clauses of laws establishing toll roads shall hereby be repealed.

Sponsor: Maxwell
256  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Ban Jack982. on: May 23, 2014, 10:54:32 am
He PMed me asking me to support him for "District B in the Legislature"

Are we banning for Atlasia election PMs now?
257  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1:Lowering Transportation Taxes for Everyone Act (Final Vote) on: May 23, 2014, 09:20:13 am
With four ayes and one legislator not voting this bill passes the legislature of the Imperial Dominion of the South and is sent to the Emperor for signature or veto.
258  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1:Lowering Transportation Taxes for Everyone Act (Debating) on: May 22, 2014, 10:03:25 pm
I really don't like the idea of reducing taxes with unspecified cuts, but as summer is when gas prices are highest and relief would be most opportune I guess I end up saying AYE.
259  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: George Senate Primary, Republican Run-Off on: May 21, 2014, 05:15:40 pm
Kingston but only because he is an appropriator, even if he was among the worst Republicans had on the committee.
260  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1:Lowering Transportation Taxes for Everyone Act (Debating) on: May 21, 2014, 12:27:46 am
I quite agree. Legislators have 48 hours to vote aye, nay or to abstain.

Final Text:

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Lowering Transportation Taxes for Everyone Act

1. The rate charged from the Transportation/Tax-Motor Fuel Sales/Transportation Commission Initiative, Chapter 3, Section 22 shall be reduced from $0.08/Liter to $0.07/Liter.
2. As a result of decreased revenues, there will be a reduction in funding by $587.5 Million from the following departments:
a. Transportation
b. Protection
261  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: The Imperial Dominion of the South's Legislature on: May 20, 2014, 03:26:39 pm
Because we're starting a new legislative session, the time has come for choosing a speaker. Does anyone want to run for the office of speaker?
262  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1900 Conventions! Huzzah! on: May 20, 2014, 12:06:43 pm
I'm going to be completely original and say McKinley/Roosevelt.
263  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: IDS Voting Booth: May 2014 Regional Election on: May 18, 2014, 10:52:32 pm
1. Oak hills
2. Sjoyce
264  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / IDS 2: Prohibition of Private Prisons Act (Passed) on: May 16, 2014, 10:09:00 pm
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Prohibition of Private Prisons Act
Section 1: Seizure
1. All privately-owned prisons and correctional facilities in the Imperial Dominion of the South shall hereby be brought under the control and jurisdiction of the IDS government.
Section 2: Prevention
1. No regional or local government official shall contract with a private contractor for the provision of services relating to the operation of an IDS prison or correctional facility.
2. No current or future IDS prison or correctional facility shall transfer ownership or operational control to any private contractor.
Section 3: Clarification
1. Federal correctional facilities and prisons are exempt from Section 2.
Section 4: Timeframe
This bill shall go into effect immediately concluding passage.

Sponsor: Emperor Scott
265  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Pentagram Privitization Act (Debating) on: May 16, 2014, 12:56:37 am
With three ayes and two nays this bill passes the IDS Legislature and is sent to the Emperor for veto or signature.
266  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: India 2014 - Results on: May 16, 2014, 12:32:02 am
Well, the BJP is at 273, technically capable of forming a government without the NDA. Really an astounding win.
267  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Pentagram Privitization Act (Debating) on: May 15, 2014, 08:54:01 am
Nay
268  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Pentagram Privitization Act (Debating) on: May 14, 2014, 01:59:54 am
Seeing no further debate, I bring this bill forward to a vote. Legislators have 48 hours to vote Aye, Nay or Abstain.

Final Text:
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The Pentagram Privatization Act
1. The Pentagram created in the Pentagram Creation Act shall be sold to the highest bidder.
269  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1:Lowering Transportation Taxes for Everyone Act (Debating) on: May 12, 2014, 10:00:29 pm
Maxwell, do you have any ideas on how you'd want to put the budget back in balance?
270  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Pentagram Privitization Act (Debating) on: May 09, 2014, 10:52:24 pm
This isn't forgotten, we should have a valuation of the building and potential budgetary implications soon.
271  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Pentagram Privitization Act (Debating) on: May 05, 2014, 12:48:05 am
Anything else? One thing I'd be curious about is how much we'd make from privatizing this. Even if we had a GM doing cost and revenue estimates, our Pentagram is such a unique occurrence I don't know how they would estimate it.
272  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1:Lowering Transportation Taxes for Everyone Act (Debating) on: May 03, 2014, 11:49:57 pm
Eww, do we use the metric system? I hadn't actually noticed that before.
273  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Pentagram Privitization Act (Debating) on: May 03, 2014, 11:48:26 pm
It seems kinda hard to amend; either you think the state should have a hand in running the Pentagram or you don't; I don't see much room for compromise here. Maybe some kind of public-private partnership? How would that work?
274  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Pentagram Privitization Act (Debating) on: May 01, 2014, 11:09:12 pm
WTF is the Pentagram?

The Pentagram is a symbol of the willful spirit and independent thought of the best region in Atlasia. We're really into the symbols of our independence.
275  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / IDS 1:Lowering Transportation Taxes for Everyone Act (Passed) on: May 01, 2014, 06:03:29 pm
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Lowering Transportation Taxes for Everyone Act

The rate charged from the Transportation/Tax-Motor Fuel Sales/Transportation Commission Initiative, Chapter 3, Section 22 shall be reduced from $0.08/Liter to $0.06/Liter.

Sponsor: Maxwell
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