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« Reply #75 on: July 08, 2011, 07:59:24 pm »
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Support for South Sudan
1. The IDS honors South Sudan on their independence.

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Condemnation of the Charges of the Former President
1. The IDS condemns the charges levied on former President Tmforthu and VP Dallasfan.
2. The IDS offers the previously mentioned leaders honorary citizenship.
3. A statue of former President Tmforthu and VP Dallasfan is to be erected in Memphis.[/li][/list]
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« Reply #76 on: July 09, 2011, 03:59:46 pm »
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Amendment to the IDS Constitution

Article II:

9. In case of a situation where one or two members of the IDS legislature seats are empty, The Viceroy can participate as a member of the legislature to achieve quorum. The Viceroy can also do the basic legislative actions that the members are allowed to do.


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« Reply #77 on: July 14, 2011, 08:33:23 pm »
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Amendment to "Jurisdiction of the Viceroy and Imperial Speaker
1.  A fourth bullet shall be added to section two.
2.  In keeping with "The Our Opinions Matter Dag Nabbit! Act", the Imperial Speaker shall be charged with assisting in the drafting of a memorandum in keeping with clause two of the preceding act.
3.  The Imperial Speaker may allow a spokesman from "the winning side of the vote" to draft the memorandum; the function of this bill is to assure that subsection 2 of the act in question is carried out by an elected official in the event no citizen rises to the occasion.

It's obviously a rough draft.  I wasn't sure exactly how to tackle the problem, but there it is.
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« Reply #78 on: July 15, 2011, 12:14:20 am »
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     That reminds me, that bill should also be added to the Standing Rules. I'll wait until we deal with the proposed amendment, though.
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« Reply #79 on: July 15, 2011, 09:36:25 pm »
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These next two are being introduced on behalf our our beloved Emperor Tongue

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Freedom of Land Bill
1. As of January 1, 2012, the regional government shall cede all lands that it owns, except for those occupied by regional buildings, the government complex in Memphis, Tennessee, and the government complex’s associated Giant Pentagram.

2. Once ceded, this land shall be open for homesteading purposes.
     a. A citizen may apply for a deed to the land on which s/he is homesteading after occupying it for three months.
     b. A qualified applicant shall gain title to any eligible, unowned land occupied by his/her place of residence, all space within 20 yards of the walls of that residence, any contiguous farmland that that person is the primary tender of, and all space within 5 yards of the edges of that farmland.
     c. Upon successful granting of a homesteader’s application for title to the land, a pamphlet describing sustainable farming practices shall be mailed to him/her.



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Imperial Seal Bill

The Great Seal of the Imperial Dominion of the South shall be as is illustrated here:



This seal represents the Imperial House of Jbrase, begun by the Emperor who presided over our region’s rebirth and carried on by each new Emperor that succeeds him.
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« Reply #80 on: August 23, 2011, 04:10:17 pm »
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Introduced for the Emperor:

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Abolishment of Pointless Offices Bill
1. Section 2a of the Law'n Stuff Reform Bill is hereby amended to read: “Should the region be party in any legal proceeding, the Emperor shall appoint a special prosecutor to represent the region in that proceeding.”

2. Section 2b of the Law'n Stuff Reform Bill is hereby amended to read: “The special prosecutor may begin work in that role immediately following an emergency confirmation vote by the Imperial Legislature.”

3. Section 2c of the Law'n Stuff Reform Bill is hereby stricken.
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« Reply #81 on: August 27, 2011, 07:23:54 pm »
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Since we need to actually work more...

Questioning The Power Bill

1. Each second week in a month, the Emperor shall be required to dedicate part of his time to provide an answers to the questions, citizen may ask in a special thread, the Emperor shall create
2. This Bill doesn't need section 2
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« Reply #82 on: September 03, 2011, 07:52:11 pm »
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Legislative Vacancy Act

Whenever an Imperial Legislator did not take part in any Legislature business for seven straight days, her or his mandate shall be automatically vacated.
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« Reply #83 on: November 21, 2011, 06:38:40 am »
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I would like to introduce the following legislation to revise and amend the Southeast Militia Initiative-
I will outline the sections I am amending

Section 2 - Definitions
Wherever used in this initiative, the following terms are defined:
   (1) “Officer” shall include commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, and warrant officers, unless otherwise specified.
   (2) “Enlisted men” shall designate members of the militia other than commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, and warrant officers.

There is a distinction between non-commissioned and warrant officers. Warrant officers are made so because of a specialty whereas non-commissioned refers to higher ranking enlisted men such as Sergeants.

Section 9 - Pension of members of militia wounded or disabled while in service of Region
(a). Every member of the militia of the Southeast Region who shall be wounded or disabled while:
   (1) on duty in the service of the Region or
   (2) while reasonably proceeding to or returning from such duty
   (3) serving the national interests
shall be taken care of and provided for at the expense of the State, and, if permanently disabled, shall receive the like pensions or rewards that persons under similar circumstances in the military service of Atlasia receive from Atlasia.
(b). No pension shall be granted by the Region for any disability received while in the service of Atlasia or while proceeding to or returning from such service.
I propose eliminating “B”. Though disabled soldiers receive pension from the federal government, they ought to receive regional pension as well as they are serving our region

Section 22 - Composition of National Guard
The Southeast National Guard shall consist of the commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, warrant officers, enlisted men, and units of the militia of the Region, organized and maintained pursuant to Federal law. That portion that forms a reserve for the Atlasian Air Force shall be known as the Southeast Army National Guard. That portion that forms a reserve for the Atlasian Army shall be known as the Southeast Army National Guard.
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« Reply #84 on: November 25, 2011, 07:25:23 pm »
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Introducing on behalf of PiT:

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IDS Militia Structure Act

1. Definitions
  A. "Militia" henceforth refers to the IDS regional paramilitary force.

2. Size and Structure
  A. The militia shall be divided into x branches
    i. "Branch A" shall be commanded by "Rank 1", shall be responsible for "x tasks" and be composed of "y sub-units" of roughly "z amount" of volunteers.

3. Paygrades
  A. "Rank A" shall recieve a salary of "$X".

4. Regulations
  A. The Militia shall comply with "all wok regulations, by hours worked or any other nature."

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Relief for Job Creation Bill
1. A company shall be assessed a lower regional corporate tax rate for a calendar year if, in the previous calendar year, it hired a net number of employees.

2. The regional corporate tax rate for businesses creating jobs shall be:
a. 4.5% for businesses that hire a net number of employees equivalent to 1-10% of their workforce at the beginning of the year.
b. 2.7% for businesses that hire a net number of employees equivalent to 11-20% of their workforce at the beginning of the year.
c. 1.2% for businesses that hire a net number of employees equivalent to 21-30% of their workforce at the beginning of the year.
d. 0% for businesses that hire a net number of employees equivalent to more than 30% of their workforce at the beginning of the year.

3. For the purposes of this bill, any newly hired employee working part-time shall be counted as half an employee for that fiscal year.
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« Reply #85 on: December 09, 2011, 02:10:01 am »
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Introducing the Higher Education STEM Act-

Any college or university which receives public funding from the Imperial Dominion of the South must provide programs of study in the fields of science, techology, engineering, and mathematics.


This originates from a college in my home state of Florida which was recently featured for havign only liberal arts and only 800 students yet eats up a proportionally high amount of taxpayers funding... we need to make sure the universities we fund have some sort of tangible program of study for students to give back to the region...
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« Reply #86 on: December 09, 2011, 02:16:36 am »
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I would also like to introduce the Southern Right to Work Initiative...

Right to Work

The right of persons to work shall not be denied or abridged on account of membership or non-membership in any labor union or labor organization. The right of employees, by and through a labor organization, to bargain collectively shall not be denied or abridged. Public employees shall not have the right to strike.

LABOR ORGANIZATIONS

PART I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Regulating labor unions; region policy.

(1) Because of the activities of labor unions affecting the economic conditions of the country and the region, entering as they do into practically every business and industrial enterprise, it is the sense of the Legislature that such organizations affect the public interest and are charged with a public use. The working person, unionist or nonunionist, must be protected. The right to work is the right to live.

(2) It is here now declared to be the policy of the region, in the exercise of its sovereign constitutional police power, to regulate the activities and affairs of labor unions, their officers, agents, organizers and other representatives, in the manner, and to the extent hereafter set forth.

 Definitions.

The following terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:

(1)   The term “labor organization” means any organization of employees or local or subdivision thereof, having within its membership residents of the state, whether incorporated or not, organized for the purpose of dealing with employers concerning hours of employment, rate of pay, working conditions, or grievances of any kind relating to employment and recognized as a unit of bargaining by one or more employers doing business in this state, except that an “employee organization,”  shall be included in this definition at such time as it seeks to register.

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§ Employees' right of self-organization.

Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor unions or labor organizations or to refrain from such activity, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in concerted activities, for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection.

§ Penalties.

Any person or labor organization who shall violate any of the provisions of this part shall be guilty of a misdemeanor

§ Civil remedy; injunctive relief.

(1) Any person who may be denied employment or discriminated against in his employment on account of membership or nonmembership in any labor union or labor organization shall be entitled to recover from the discriminating employer, other person, firm, corporation, labor union, labor organization, or association, acting separately or in concert, in the courts of this state, such damages as he may have sustained and the costs of suit, including reasonable attorney's fees. If such employer, other person, firm, corporation, labor union, labor organization, or association acted willfully and with malice or reckless indifference to the rights of others, punitive damages may be assessed against such employer, other person, firm, corporation, labor union, labor organization, or association.

(2) Any person sustaining injury as a result of any violation or threatened violation of the provisions of this section shall be entitled to injunctive relief against any and all violators or persons threatening violation.

(3) The remedy and relief provided for by this section shall not be available to public employees as defined in part II of this chapter.

 

PART II. PUBLIC EMPLOYEES


§ Public employees' rights; organization and representation.

(1) Public employees shall have the right to form, join, and participate in, or to refrain from forming, joining, or participating in, any employee organization of their own choosing.




§  Unfair labor practices.

(1) Public employers or their agents or representatives are prohibited from:

(a) Interfering with, restraining, or coercing public employees in the exercise of any rights guaranteed them under this part.

(b) Encouraging or discouraging membership in any employee organization by discrimination in regard to hiring, tenure, or other conditions of employment.

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(2) A public employee organization or anyone acting in its behalf or its officers, representatives, agents, or members are prohibited from:

(a) Interfering with, restraining, or coercing public employees in the exercise of any rights guaranteed them under this part . . . .

(b) Causing or attempting to cause a public employer to discriminate against an employee because of the employee's membership or nonmembership in an employee organization or attempting to cause the public employer to violate any of the provisions of this part.
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« Reply #87 on: December 10, 2011, 04:02:00 pm »
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Alright we, finally have a backlog!  Here's another bill to consider once the other regions get around to ratifying the "Ratification Regionalization Amendment".

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Legislative Ratification of Federal Amendments

In accordance with the Section 2 items B and C of the "Regional Ratification Amendment", the IDS hereby establishes that Federal Amendments must be passed by the IDS Legislature and signed by the Emperor to become law in the Imperial Dominion of the South.
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« Reply #88 on: December 15, 2011, 08:19:01 am »
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Unanimous Consent Act
The Imperial legislature may use unanimous consent to pass bills.

Obviously the verbage needs work, but I'm at school atm.
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« Reply #89 on: December 20, 2011, 05:54:24 pm »
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First in the Nation Education Spending Authorization

In keeping with the IDS's status as a leader among the regions, the legislature hereby authorizes the spending of $140,000,000,000 on regional education.  The funding is annual, and shall not increase or decrease without further action from the IDS legislature.
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« Reply #90 on: December 30, 2011, 01:44:25 am »
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Media Content Control Act Of 2011
1. Creates a IDS Public Committee of Media Content Control.
2. The Committee should be formed from among the leading pedagogues, psychologists and psychiatrists.
3. Comittee should  control all TV shows, books, computer games on the theme: cults, magic, life after death, Detectives, Adventure, Horror.
4. The Comittee has the right to allow / not allow to air / publish/: the video game / TV show / book / movie / song after the examination.
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« Reply #91 on: January 04, 2012, 06:31:07 pm »
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2012 IDS Budget
The following budget is put in place for the 2012 year.

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« Reply #92 on: January 07, 2012, 05:39:06 pm »
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2012 IDS Budget Amendments

1. The social security tax shall be stricken from the budget.
2. The Gas tax shall be slashed to $0.04/liter.
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« Reply #93 on: January 07, 2012, 05:41:47 pm »
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2012 IDS Budget Amendment

The budget surplus shall be returned to all citizens equally as a tax rebate
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« Reply #94 on: January 21, 2012, 12:15:24 pm »
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Government Restructuring Act

1. The position of Viceroy is repealed.
a. This shall come into effect after the current Viceroy's term has expired.
b. All powers of the Viceroy in the Legislature shall be transferred to the Imperial Speaker.
c. The Viceroy's position as second in succession to the office of Emperor shall be forfeited to the Imperial Speaker.
d. All powers of the Viceroy not pertaining to the legislature, such as the Registry Bureau, shall be transferred to the Governor.

2. The IDS Legislature is expanded from three to five members.
a. A simple majority shall be required to pass bills.
b. A four-fifths super majority shall be required to override Imperial vetos.

Note to Self: Do previous statutes need to be repealed?  Should this be an amendment to previous statutes or to the constitution?  Also, format looks silly, needs fixing.
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« Reply #95 on: January 28, 2012, 05:35:00 pm »
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Imperial Almanac Act

1. A thread shall be opened and stickied within the Regional Government sub-board containing important information relevant to the Imperial Dominion of the South.  This thread shall contain the following information, updated as often as possible.
    A. Description of the Imperial government with a link to the IDS section of the Official Wiki
    B. Description of the elections process
    C. List of current officeholders within the south, including the regional senator
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« Reply #96 on: January 28, 2012, 05:57:26 pm »
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Mr. Speaker, I submit the Education Freedom of Choice Act... It is flawed now and I hope every one can use theri knowledge to improve it. I ask that I be allowed to give an opening before debate on the bill


Education Freedom of Choice Act

Section 1
-This act assumes a regional population of 80 million and uses the 24% national figure under age 18 for the statistic of 19,200,000 citizens under age 18 and a population of 14,000,000 between the ages of 5 and 18

Section 2
-Each child over the age of 5 thru the age of 18 will be eligible to be granted up to $10,000 per year to attend a private school of the parents choice
-The parents must apply for this voucher thru the regional Department of Education after the child has been accepted to the school
-The regional government will pay the school directly
-The voucher will be divided as follows- $6,000 (tuition max), $1,000 (supplies max), $1,000 (transporation max), $1,800 (tutoring max), $200 (uniforms max)
-The Department of Education may choose to grant less then the max based upon parental income
-Any area not maxed will be returned to the regional Department of Education for use in the voucher program
-Eligibility for the voucher will be determined by Federal Financial Aid standards based on parental income similar to Pell Grant
-Parents must  disclose financial information including net worth and annual income

Section 3
-A total of $56,400,000,000 shall be used to fund the voucher program, replacing the line item of the School Choice Initiative in the IDS Budget

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« Reply #97 on: January 28, 2012, 07:06:04 pm »
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IDS Budget Amendment

1 - Whenever there is a surplus of over 20 billion dollars, the surplus shall be split in half, with half of it being returned to all IDS citizens on an equal basis.
2 - The yearly personal exemption figure for income taxes shall rise so that it is calculated that in the next tax year, the new figure's loss of tax revenue (before the application of any laffer or other modifiers) will equal the "other" half of the surplus.
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1. No person shall be allowed to use cell phones or distracting electronic devices while driving.
2. Those caught breaking this law shall be fined up to $500.
3. Multiple offenders shall have their license suspended for review by the local DMV and law enforcement.
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« Reply #99 on: February 01, 2012, 04:12:08 pm »
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Now that I am writing the almanac, this is really bugging me.  If you guys don't mind, I plan to bump this to the to the top of the que once we finish the school vouchers bill.  While it needs a good deal of work, I imagine this will be a quickie.

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"Darth" is not a Noun Amendment
1. The relevant section (which?) of the IDS constitution shall be amended so that IDS legislators, or Darths, be given the official title of WhoHasABetterSuggestion.
2. The legislators retain the right to refer to themselves as "Darth Name".
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