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« Reply #125 on: June 22, 2012, 05:50:03 pm »
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Southern Unity Act

Whereas the people of the South, be they in the IDS, Midwest, or in the Mideast, all share a common bond through culture and history;

And whereas the peoples of certain states outside the Imperial Dominion of the South are still Southern despite imaginary lines;

Be it resolved that effective immediately any citizen registered to vote in Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Virginia, or West Virginia may vote in any and all elections conducted in the Imperial Dominion of the South.
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« Reply #126 on: June 22, 2012, 07:30:54 pm »
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MD/DE/DC, Jbrase? I'd say they're about as Southern as Missouri at least...
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« Reply #127 on: June 26, 2012, 05:56:28 pm »
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Imperial Empiricism Act
1. The Imperial Dominion of the South hereby claims the State of Byrd, defined as the area between the meridian 90° west of Greenwich and the meridian 150° west of Greenwich that lies south of the 60th parallel south excluding Peter I Island, as a state within the Empire.
2. The capital of this new state shall be Dufek Station.
3. The Imperial Dominion of the South requests the transfer of Navassa Island, Bajo Nuevo Bank, and Serranilla Bank to their jurisdiction, instead of that of the federal government alone.
4. A K-8th school (with teachers and a library), a gymnasium (with indoor facilities for basketball, volleyball, tennis, foosball, exercise machines, ping pong, a sauna, and dressing rooms), a civilian airstrip, a radio mast (which shall broadcast music and information as well as occasional cultural/entertainment programs), televisions with satellite dishes, a mobile phone antenna, a post office (with a postman, postal plane, and postal helicopter), satellite telephones, computers with internet access, a bank office, a chapel, 14 homes, research facilities, tourist facilities (a hostel, a souvenir shop), 4 fuel-based generators, a base of the Imperial Guard including an airport (meaning it has a hangar and a control tower), a hospital (with 1 doctor & 1 nurse and x-ray, laboratory, surgery, anesthesia, sterilizing, and pharmacy services, with 2 beds and the ability to send images back to the IDS for diagnosis), and a wind turbine field shall be created at Dufek Station.

I'll need another citizen to sign on. Figure if we're an Empire, we should have Imperial Colonies.
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« Reply #128 on: June 27, 2012, 04:48:50 pm »
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Imperial Empiricism Act
1. The Imperial Dominion of the South hereby claims the State of Byrd, defined as the area between the meridian 90° west of Greenwich and the meridian 150° west of Greenwich that lies south of the 60th parallel south excluding Peter I Island, as a state within the Empire.
2. The capital of this new state shall be Byrd Station.

I'll need another citizen to sign on. Figure if we're an Empire, we should have Imperial Colonies.
Let's not name a colony after a man who was a member of the KKK.  How about MLK Station?
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« Reply #129 on: June 27, 2012, 05:04:14 pm »
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Imperial Empiricism Act
1. The Imperial Dominion of the South hereby claims the State of Byrd, defined as the area between the meridian 90° west of Greenwich and the meridian 150° west of Greenwich that lies south of the 60th parallel south excluding Peter I Island, as a state within the Empire.
2. The capital of this new state shall be Byrd Station.

I'll need another citizen to sign on. Figure if we're an Empire, we should have Imperial Colonies.
Let's not name a colony after a man who was a member of the KKK.  How about MLK Station?

Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., AN, was an aviator and polar explorer, being the first to reach the North Pole and South Pole by air. He has received the Medal of Honor, the Lifesaving Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Navy Cross, and is not a member of the KKK, nor is he related (so far as I can tell) to Robert Byrd, and the 2 US Navy vessels and the lunar crater named after him suggest there is no issue. I do not believe MLK ever went to Antarctica.
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« Reply #130 on: June 29, 2012, 10:05:17 pm »
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Imperial Empiricism Act
1. The Imperial Dominion of the South hereby claims the State of Byrd, defined as the area between the meridian 90° west of Greenwich and the meridian 150° west of Greenwich that lies south of the 60th parallel south excluding Peter I Island, as a state within the Empire.
2. The capital of this new state shall be Byrd Station.

I'll need another citizen to sign on. Figure if we're an Empire, we should have Imperial Colonies.
Let's not name a colony after a man who was a member of the KKK.  How about MLK Station?

Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., AN, was an aviator and polar explorer, being the first to reach the North Pole and South Pole by air. He has received the Medal of Honor, the Lifesaving Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Navy Cross, and is not a member of the KKK, nor is he related (so far as I can tell) to Robert Byrd, and the 2 US Navy vessels and the lunar crater named after him suggest there is no issue. I do not believe MLK ever went to Antarctica.
Ah, thought you were referring to Senator Byrd.  I guess that would be fine then.  We'll introduce it under the original form and debate it in the legislature as needed.
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« Reply #131 on: June 29, 2012, 10:14:01 pm »
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Imperial Empiricism Act
1. The Imperial Dominion of the South hereby claims the State of Byrd, defined as the area between the meridian 90° west of Greenwich and the meridian 150° west of Greenwich that lies south of the 60th parallel south excluding Peter I Island, as a state within the Empire.
2. The capital of this new state shall be Byrd Station.

I'll need another citizen to sign on. Figure if we're an Empire, we should have Imperial Colonies.
Let's not name a colony after a man who was a member of the KKK.  How about MLK Station?

Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., AN, was an aviator and polar explorer, being the first to reach the North Pole and South Pole by air. He has received the Medal of Honor, the Lifesaving Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Navy Cross, and is not a member of the KKK, nor is he related (so far as I can tell) to Robert Byrd, and the 2 US Navy vessels and the lunar crater named after him suggest there is no issue. I do not believe MLK ever went to Antarctica.
Ah, thought you were referring to Senator Byrd.  I guess that would be fine then.  We'll introduce it under the original form and debate it in the legislature as needed.
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« Reply #132 on: July 16, 2012, 02:35:32 pm »
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Don't know what people will think of this, but it might be good to talk about it:

The Imperial Scribe Act of 2012

1. The position of Imperial Scribe will be conferred upon a sitting member of the Imperial Legislature, as chosen by plurality vote in said legislature.
2. Voting for the Imperial Scribe will take place at the beginning of each new legislative session.
3. The Imperial Scribe will be responsible for posting all new laws on a main page that branches off of the Imperial Dominion of the South’s wiki. The Scribe will update this page immediately following the passage of new legislation in the Imperial Legislature.
4. In the event that the Imperial Scribe is temporarily unable to fulfill his or her duties, the responsibilities of the Scribe will provisionally fall to the Imperial Speaker.
5. In the event that the Imperial Scribe permanently resigns the Scribeship or resigns from Legislature, the responsibilities of the Scribe will temporarily fall to the Imperial Speaker until such time as a by-election can be held in the Legislature to choose a new permanent Scribe.
6. Legislators can fire ineffectual Scribes with a two-thirds majority vote. Under such circumstances, the Speaker will execute the duties of the Scribe until a by-election can be held.
7. The existence of the position of Imperial Scribe does not preclude other Atlasians from updating the wiki.
8. Any pre-existing legislation that allocates wiki-related powers to certain individuals is hereby struck down.
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« Reply #133 on: July 17, 2012, 02:34:45 pm »
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I'll sign onto it to keep things moving

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« Reply #134 on: July 27, 2012, 11:35:16 am »
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The Valkyrtweed Act

1. In the event that an individual assumes the office of the Presidency of Atlasia who is not the certified winner by the Department of Federal Elections and who is not part of the line of succession, the Emperor of the IDS shall issue that "Operation Valkyrtweed" is in effect.

2. If Operation Valkyrtweed is in effect the following shall happen:
2a. The entire IDS Militia shall be activated.
2b. Unless directed to do otherwise by the Emperor, the IDS militia shall escort the the DoFE certified winner of the Presidency to Nyman D.C. and work to assume control over the city to keep the piece during the transition and to insure no other parties attempt a coup.
2c. The IDS Militia shall assume control over the city of Nyman for 30 days,  unless the Emperor recalls them sooner or the Legislature votes on renewing the 30 days.
2d. IDS Militia acting under Operation Valkyrtweed  may not use lethal force unless attacked first.

3. The IDS Militia is hereby to be known as the Imperial Guard.
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« Reply #135 on: August 05, 2012, 10:14:12 am »
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The Constitutionalization Amendment of 2012
Amending the Constitution to account for the Government Restructuring Act

Article II of the IDS Constitution shall be amended to read:

1. The legislative power of the Imperial Dominion of the South shall be vested in the Imperial Legislature.
2. The Legislature shall be composed of five members, each of whom shall be registered citizens residing in the Imperial Dominion of the South.
3. There shall be five Legislators, unless the Legislature shall provide otherwise by Law.
4. The Viceroy shall be given a casting vote in the Legislature.
5. The Legislature shall have the power to choose its own officers, and judge the qualifications of its members.
6. The legislators shall for electoral purposes be divided into classes A and B. Class A Legislators shall be elected on the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November. Class B shall consist of 2 new Legislators and be elected along with the Emperor. Legislators shall be elected by their constituents.
7. Class A Legislators shall consist of one member registered in the State of Florida, one registered in either the State of South Carolina or the State of North Carolina, and one member registered in the State of Arkansas, the State of Alabama, the State of Mississippi, or the State of Louisiana. Class B Legislators shall consist of one member registered in the State of Texas and one member registered in either the State of Georgia or the State of Tennessee.
8. The method of election shall be PR-STV, as specified in Sections 4 to 17 of the Atlasian Proportional Representation Act (F.L. 21-2), unless the Assembly shall provide otherwise by Law.
9. Vacancies in the Legislature shall be filled in a manner specified by Law, and until such determination is made, by Gubernatorial appointment.
10. 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. The Viceroy can also do the basic legislative actions that the members are allowed to do.


Basically, I'm updating it to the 5-legislator norm, and creating districts for our legislators (which in theory will make the population overall distributed more evenly geographically).
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« Reply #136 on: August 07, 2012, 11:56:40 pm »
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Privacy is a good thing Act

1. The use of drones (unmanned aircraft) by law enforcement, at any level, for uses outside of search and rescue are to be banned in the IDS.
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« Reply #137 on: August 13, 2012, 09:06:05 am »
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Right To Recall Act of 2012

1. The offices of Emperor, Legislator, and Judicial Overlord shall be subject to recall from office.

2. To force a recall election, signatures must be gathered in a separate thread on the Atlas Fantasy Elections board. The number of signatures gathered must be greater than or equal to 25% of the number of people who voted in the last election for that office, excluding a recall for Judicial Overlord, where the signature count must be greater than or equal to 15% of registered voters.

3. In the event that enough signatures are gathered, the Governor shall open a popular vote on the recall. The first question shall be whether or not said elected official shall be recalled, yes or no. If the majority answer yes, then the official shall be recalled. The second (for non-Judicial Overlord offices) shall be in the event that a majority vote yes, who should replace the elected official. The winner of that vote shall then hold the office of the official recalled if a majority vote yes. In the event the Judicial Overlord is recalled, the Governor shall appoint a new one who is not the one that was recalled.
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« Reply #138 on: August 15, 2012, 06:23:49 pm »
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Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2012
The shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption is prohibited in the Imperial Dominion of the South.
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« Reply #139 on: August 22, 2012, 09:02:38 pm »
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Livestock Quality Assurance Act

To reduce the incidence of redundancy, illness and malnutrition in both animals and humans, the Livestock Quality Assurance Act shall hereby prohibit the following ingredients from being used in livestock production where said livestock is to be sold or bartered with intent for future distribution or human consumption.

1. Prohibited ingredients due to lack of quality or contamination. Animal Fat, Beef Tallow, Lard, Poultry Fat and Vegetable Oil.

2. Prohibited ingredients due to lack of nutritional value. Brewers Rice, Cereal Food Fines, Feeding Oat Meal, Grain Fermentation Solubles, Maltodextrins & Fermentation Solubles, Apple Pomace, Citrus Pulp, Grape Pomace, Potato Product, Soy Flour, Corn Gluten, Cane Molasses, Corn Syrup, Fructose, Sorbitol, Sugar, DI-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate and Wheat Gluten

3. Prohibited ingredients due to correlation with health issues. Blue 2, Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6 (artificial colors), Titanium Dioxide, BHA, BHT, Ethoxyquin, Propyl Gallate and Menadione Sodium Bisulfate (Vitamin K3, Synthetic Vitamin K).

4. Prohibited ingredients due to unsuitability for human consumption. Beef & Bone Meal, Blood Meal, Chicken Byproduct Meal, Corn Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles, Corn Germ Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Fish Meal, Liver Meal, Meat & Bone Meal, Meat Meal, Pork & Bone Meal, Poultry Byproduct Meal, Poultry Meal and Soybean Meal.
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« Reply #140 on: August 26, 2012, 01:44:52 pm »
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SJoyce said he'd sponsor the education bill, soI'll take these two.

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Revolutionary Bill No.1

1. The official motto of the Imperial Dominion of The South shall be Carpe Aquilonem.

2. The Imperial Standard of the IDS is:



3. The coat of arms of the Imperial House that controls the seat of the Emperor shall be placed in the upper left corner of the official IDS Imperial Standard, outlined in gold.

4. The Imperial Standard shall be hung in a prominent position on the walls of all offices, work areas, and barracks of the Imperial Guard.

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1. The militia of each state shall henceforth be known as the Southern Praetorum.

1a. Every state Militia shall receive an eagle standard which shall be made of steel and plated in silver, mounted upon a 5 foot wooden poll with a plaque under each eagle stating: "Deinceps viri meridiem!". (Forward men of the South!)

1b. The official colors of the Southern Praetorum shall be black and gold.

2. The IDS regional police shall henceforth be known as the Imperial Police

2a. The Imperial Police shall be responsible for enforcing the laws of the IDS at the regional level.

2b. Every state shall submit a number of State Police officers recognized for their skill and dedication, not less than 50 and not more than 300 per state, for the formation of the Imperial Peacekeepers.

2c. The Imperial Peacekeepers shall be recognized as the elite members of the Imperial Police.

2d. The Imperial Peacekeepers shall be trained to, when needed, form S.W.A.T. units of up to 15 Guardsmen to assist where needed.
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Is Our Children Learning Bill
1.) Teachers will be paid better.

2.) In an attempt to minimize time spent away from education, and in recognition of the climate of the IDS, summer vacation shall be shortened to ten weeks, with an addition week off in November for Thanksgiving, two weeks off for Christmas and New Year's, two weeks off in March or April starting on Lazarus Saturday for Spring Break, a week off in February for President's Day, and a week off in October for Fall Break during the week of Columbus Day.

3.) After-school sports, performing arts, creative arts, and/or academic activities shall be supported by the government of the IDS through an increase in funding for such activities, designed to keep children active and thus away from criminal or delinquent behaviors.

   a.) Additional funding for these activities shall come from a tax credit created for personal and corporate income taxes, allowing individuals/corporations to deduct a certain amount of income taxes to donate to education.
   b.) Individuals may deduct up to $500, couples filing joint returns may deduct up to $1000, and corporations may deduct up to $5000.

4.) Regardless of school district, if transportation can be arranged by the student or their family, children may be enrolled in any public school that has not reached maximum capacity for students.

5.) Magnet schools (defined as public schools with specialized courses or curricula) shall be established throughout the region as a draw for gifted, talented, or otherwise extraordinary students, in order to challenge these students academically. The Governor's Schools of Virginia shall serve as a model for this system.

6.) After-school tutoring shall be supported by the region for struggling students to bring them back up to grade level.

7.) Class size in schools shall not exceed a 25:1 student-teacher ratio for core academic subjects (including science, mathematics, English, foreign language, and social studies); class size shall not exceed a 35:1 student-teacher ratio for teachers not in those subject areas.

8.) Teachers shall first undergo a two-week-long observation period of several classrooms, then a three-month-period as a teacher's aide, then a year-long period as an "intern teacher", during which they shall be treated as a full teacher.

   a.) After finishing the period as an intern teacher, evaluations of the teacher from parents, other teachers, and administrators shall be compiled in order to determine if the teacher should be hired.
   b.) Review of teacher performance shall be performed every five years after date of hiring to determine whether said teacher is still performing to an adequate standard.

9.) In order to teach, teachers must hold a bachelor's degree with a major in an area related to the field in which they wish to teach, or be National Board Certified. The region shall subsidize tuition for teachers studying for a higher degree related to their chosen field (such as a Master's or Doctorate). If a teacher has their tuition subsidized by the region, after attaining their degree, said teacher must teach for at least five continuous years at an IDS public school unless terminated by school district before that time.

10.) All schools shall have Internet and computer access to at least a level of 10:1 students per computer available for student use.

11.) Schools shall be reviewed by an engineering contractor in order to assess the integrity of the building upon request of the principal or 40% of teachers; in the event that the school is found to be inadequate infrastructure-wise, steps will be taken to either fix the problems or to create a new building.

12.) An independent textbook review board, comprised of shall be created to select standards for IDS textbooks and then select the most accurate textbook submitted by a textbook corporation.

   a.) Said board shall be comprised of 35 members; each shall hold a Ph.D in one of seven different fields or other closely related fields, for five experts in each field. These fields shall be: math, physics, chemistry, biology, english, history, and political science.
   b.) A member may only rule on a textbook in that person's field of specialty.

13.) To graduate high schools, students shall be required to take at least three years of a useful foreign language at any level of their educational career or be able to prove proficiency in at least two languages. Such a language is defined here as: English (for non-English speakers), French, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, German, Italian, Malay, Chinese, Dutch, Persian, Romanian, Serbian, or Swahili (not all languages are available at all schools).

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Protect Our Dogs And Cats Act of 2012

1. Wire flooring is to be banned from use in commercial dog and cat breeding facilities by October 2012.
2. The number of breeding females in a commercial dog/cat breeding facility is not to exceed 50 individuals.
3. The cage height a dog or cat is kept in at a commercial dog/cat breeding facility must be the height of the animal standing erect multiplied by 1.5.
4. Female animals at a dog/cat breeding facility may only be bred twice in an 18-month period, once per year, and six times per lifetime.
5. After a female animal has a litter, the offspring may only be weaned and distributed after 10 weeks after birth; the time from birth to ten weeks must be spent with their mother.
6. When being shipped from the breeding facility, the dog/cat being shipped must be in a container that meets specifications laid out previously in this bill; the container must either be air-conditioned or transported in a vehicle that is; the vehicle transporting them may not be turned off with the animal(s) inside it for a period of greater than 30 minutes.
7. Animal feces must be removed from animal containers once every twenty-four hours or more frequently.
8. Animals at dog/cat breeding facilities must receive treats, toys, exercise, and basic grooming in an amount determined by a regional panel.
9. Animals at dog/cat breeding facilities are entitled to adequate food and water, veterinary care, and socialization.
10. Animals at dog/cat breeding facilities must be reasonably protected from the elements.
11. Animals at dog/cat breeding facilities must coordinate with rescue groups to save unwanted animals.
12. Animal containers at such facilities may not be stacked in multiple rows.
13. Enclosures for dogs/cats may not be under [dimensions to add] per animal, and the enclosures must be kept to a basic level of hygiene.
14. Animals must be allowed out of their enclosures for a period of 30 minutes or more at least once a week.
15. Dog/cat breeding facilities must be licensed and inspected by an appropriate regional body and must be renewed annually.
16. There must be a 3-day waiting period before a person can buy a dog/cat from a pet store.

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Parks We Can Be Proud Of Act
1. [A monetary figure to be set by the legislature] shall be appropriated to create a new system of Regional Parks through the purchase of lands. The parks shall be as follows:
  • Great Smoky Mountains
  • Great Plains
  • Congaree
  • Everglades Regional Park (Monroe, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, and Collier Counties)
  • Land Between The Lakes Regional Park (Stewart County)
  • Apalachicola Regional Park (Franklin, Gulf, Liberty, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, and Leon Counties)
  • Rio Grande Regional Park (Brewster, Terrell, and Val Verde Counties)
  • Big Thicket Regional Park (Hardin, Liberty, Tyler, San Jacinto, Polk, Jasper, Jefferson, Orange, Shelby, San Augustine, Newton, Angelina, Nacogdoches, Walker, and Montgomery Counties)
  • Congaree Regional Park (Richland County)
  • Carolina Coast Regional Park (Georgetown, Charleston, Colleton, Berkeley, Beaufort, Hampton, Horry, and Marion Counties)
  • Poverty Point Regional Park (West Carroll Parish)
  • Okefenokee Regional Park
  • San Antonio Missions Regional Park
  • Civil Rights Regional Park
For the first, we could see if the Feds will turn over control of Big Cypress Preserve, Everglades NP, Biscayne NP, Dry Tortugas NP, as well as Ten Thousand Islands, Key West, Florida Panther, Key Deer, Great White Heron, and Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuges, in order to fully protect the crucial Everglades ecosystem under one banner. For Stewart, it'd include combining our new land with Cross Creeks NWR, Ft. Donelson Nat'l Battlefield, and the Land Between the Lakes. Franklin would have an emphasis on protection of the Apalachicola estuary, and could work with St. Vincent/St. Marks NWRs and Apalachicola Nat'l Forest. For the Rio Grande, it would of course target incorporation with Big Bend Nat'l Park, as well as the Rio Grande and Amistad Nat'l Rec Area. For Big Thicket, it'd include Big Thicket (obviously), Trinity River NWR, Texas Point/McFaddin NWR, and Sam Houston/Angelina/Sabine Nat'l Forests. Congaree is to Congaree, of course, and Carolina Coastal goes with Waccamaw NWR, Pinckney Island, Cape Romain and ACE Basin NWR, as well as Francis Marion Nat'l Forest, plus Charles Pinckney NHS and Forts Moultrie and Sumter. Poverty Point goes with Poverty Point.

I'd like to do a bill on infrastructure as well, once these are through; the Antarctica bill is on hold pending Senatorial action, and I'm still considering one repealing right-to-work.
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« Reply #142 on: August 26, 2012, 09:36:40 pm »
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Getting packed in here!

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Blue Law Cessation and Alcohol Standardization Act

1. All laws, ordinances and prohibitions of Sunday alcohol sales throughout the IDS are hereby repealed.
2. Any and all jurisdictions within the Imperial Dominion of the South shall adopt minimum uniform alcohol sales hours and said hours shall apply to the sale of any and all forms of alcohol.
3. Uniform alcohol sales hours shall encompass a period of no less than 18 hours for any given 24-hour period and be designated as the following: 8AM to 2 AM for each 24-hour period.
4. Any and all jurisdictions within the Imperial Dominion of the South shall be free to extend alcohol sales hours beyond the standard sales period.
5. Any and all jurisdictions must adhere to Sections 1, 2 & 3 without exception.
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« Reply #143 on: September 01, 2012, 09:00:59 pm »
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1. The Imperial Dominion of the South hereby claims the Territory of Byrd, defined as the area between the meridian 90° west of Greenwich and the meridian 150° west of Greenwich that lies south of the 60th parallel south excluding Peter I Island, as a territory within the Empire.
2. The capital of this new state shall be Dufek Station.
3. The Imperial Dominion of the South requests the transfer of Navassa Island, Bajo Nuevo Bank, and Serranilla Bank to their jurisdiction, instead of that of the federal government alone.
4. A K-8th school (with teachers and a library), a gymnasium (with indoor facilities for basketball, volleyball, tennis, foosball, exercise machines, ping pong, a sauna, and dressing rooms), a civilian airstrip, a radio mast (which shall broadcast music and information as well as occasional cultural/entertainment programs), televisions with satellite dishes, a mobile phone antenna, a post office (with a postman, postal plane, and postal helicopter), satellite telephones, computers with internet access, a bank office, a chapel, 14 homes, research facilities, tourist facilities (a hostel, a souvenir shop), 4 fuel-based generators, a base of the Imperial Guard including an airport (meaning it has a hangar and a control tower), a hospital (with 1 doctor & 1 nurse and x-ray, laboratory, surgery, anesthesia, sterilizing, and pharmacy services, with 2 beds and the ability to send images back to the IDS for diagnosis), and a wind turbine field shall be created at Dufek Station.
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« Reply #144 on: September 23, 2012, 09:01:45 am »
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An Official Response To The National University Program
Be it resolved that all funds provided to this region to establish any kind of national university system shall instead go to provide financial aid to offset the 50% tax hike that the federal government is placing on our colleges that don't accept student loans for philosophical reasons and to those community colleges that don't offer student loans due to a fear of default liability.
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« Reply #145 on: September 27, 2012, 11:34:59 pm »
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September 30 shall hereby be designated as 'Aliya Mustafina Day' to promote the ideals of sportswomanship and animation. All IDS schools hereby have the option to hold Aliya Mustafina field days on September 30 of each year.
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« Reply #146 on: October 24, 2012, 01:29:23 pm »
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In cases where an employee is guaranteed a minimum wage or salary under existing law, the allocation of tips, commissions or forms of merit or performance pay shall not be counted toward fulfillment of any employee's minimum wage or salary.
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« Reply #147 on: November 03, 2012, 08:28:41 pm »
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This bill will provide appropriations for the construction of 50 new Pressurized Water Reactors similar to the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power plant. 4, in Carson County; 4, in Crosby County; 4, in Midland county, 4, in Pecos County, 4 in Bosque County, 4 in Kerr County; 4 in Live Oak county, 4 in Nacogdoches County, 4 in Coleman County, 4 in Washington County, 4 in Kimble County, 4 in Rusk County and 2 in Hudspeth County.

This will generate 75 thousand Megawatts of Power, and ensure that the Imperial Dominion of the South will remain energy independent forever. All are located in rural areas far from earthquakes and hurricanes.
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« Reply #148 on: November 03, 2012, 08:35:48 pm »
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In anticipation of the formation of the federal congress, the Imperial Domain of the South legislature will canvass each state, and nominate participants willing to serve in the federal congress. Said nominated Candidates will be added to the roll of "Imperial Democrat Citizens willing to serve the South in Washington" by Speaker SJoycsFla. Seats allocated to the South by the formation of the federal congress will be chosen from this list in the order they are listed.
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« Reply #149 on: November 03, 2012, 08:40:42 pm »
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"This bill issues a declaration of war on the cartels controlling both of these northern Mexican states and on the state of Mexico for the incorporation of both of these lawless states into the Imperial Domain of the South. Rather than simply playing defense - the armies of the Imperial Domain of the South will invade these states and settle the issue. The call will go out to volunteers throughout the Imperial Domain of the South for those willing to serve - no one will be forced to fight but the state will not turn away those willing to serve their nation and country. Rather than fighting foreign wars overseas, we will finally deal with the border security of the Imperial Domain of the South.
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