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« on: July 17, 2010, 11:57:22 am »
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First Major Wiki Reform Act

The Senate recognizes that the Wiki has, for too long, fallen into disrepair and that the Statute pages in particular are confusing to read for newbies and veterans alike, and much of it is simply outdated.

1. A new page entitled "Repealed Statute" shall be created and linked to the top of the regular "Statute" page encompassing all repealed and/or superceded laws and all laws specifically stricken from the regular Statute page.

2. The following laws are hereby stricken from the normal record and moved to the aforementioned "Repealed Statute" page in the same order of their creation:

F.L. 1-1: The Preferential Voting Act
F.L. 1-2: Civil Unions Act
F.L. 2-1: Stickies, Posts, and Polls Reduction Act
F.L. 2-2: PPT Election Act
F.L. 2-3: Third Boss Abortion Act
F.L. 3-1: Federal Activity Act
F.L. 3-2: The Marriage Equity Act
F.L. 4-1: F-22 Act
F.L. 4-5: Voter Fraud Act
F.L. 4-6: None of the Above Act
F.L. 4-9: Welfare Reform Act
F.L. 5-3: Constitutional Amendment Act
F.L. 5-7: Unwed and Teenage Mothers Protection Act
F.L. 5-9: Election Procedures, Certification and Challenges Act
F.L. 6-1: Amendment to the Statute of Election Procedures, Certification, and Challenges Act
F.L. 6-5: Line of Succession Act
F.L. 6-6: Community Revitalization Act
F.L. 6-8: Fair Wage Act
F.L. 6-9: Deputy SoFA Act
F.L. 6-14: Omnibus Criminal Law Act
F.L. 6-15: Omnibus Election System, Procedure and Certification Act
F.L. 6-20: Repeal of the Education and Care for Children in Poverty Act
F.L. 7-2: Repeal of Family Planning Amendments Act
F.L. 7-5: Federal Activity Requirements Act
F.L. 8-9: Unified Electoral Code Act
F.L. 8-14: Affirmative Action Act
F.L. 9-7: National Endowments for the Arts and for the Humanities Elimination Act
F.L. 10-3: Species Act of 2005
F.L. 10-4: Foreign Aid Reduction Act
F.L. 12-5: Asbestos Ban Amendment Act
F.L. 12-8: Electoral System Reform Act
F.L. 12-9: Peter Will Fix It Act
F.L. 12-10: Abortion Restriction in Federal Territories Act
F.L. 12-11: Abolition of Martin Luther King Day Act
F.L. 13-5: Modified Electoral System Reform Act
F.L. 13-8: Second Modified Electoral System Reform Act
F.L. 13-20: Atlasia-Oman Free Trade Act
F.L. 13-22: Treasonous Rebellion Act
F.L. 14-4: Atlasia-Malaysia Free Trade Act
F.L. 15-6: Line of Succession (Amendment) Act
F.L. 15-7: Line of Sucession (Amendment No. 2) Act
F.L. 18-8: Illegal Immigrant Act
F.L. 26-3: Second Amendment to the Consolidated Electoral System Reform Act
F.L. 28-9: Affirmative Action Bill
F.L. 31-18: Privacy Protection Bill
F.L. 32-2: Cleaning Up The Line Of Succession Act
F.L. 34-8: Fourth Amendment to the Consolidated Electoral System Reform Act
F.L. 34-9: High Authority for Ethics in Voting Act

3. The following completed and/or obsolete and/or outdated laws are hereby repealed and stricken from the record to be moved to the "Repealed Statute" page in the same order of their creation:

F.L. 5-2: Military Division Appropriation Act
F.L. 5-10: John F. Kennedy Memorial Act
F.L. 6-7: Promotion of Democracy Act
F.L. 6-17: Preserving Our National Parks Act
F.L. 8-4: Voting System Reform Act
F.L. 8-10: Emergency Niger Relief Act
F.L. 8-13: Military Enlargement Act
F.L. 9-1: Hurricane Katrina Relief Act
F.L. 9-5: Regional Quarters Act
F.L. 9-8: Atlasian Symbols Act
F.L. 11-2: Supplemental Appropriation for Katrina Relief Efforts Act
F.L. 12-3: Regional Quarters Extension Act
F.L. 15-5: Tax Increase Act

4. Sections of statute shall no longer be divided by each numbered Senate, but shall now be categorized by month and year.

Sponsor: Senator Bacon King
Bill Slot: 7 (PPT's discretion)
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2010, 12:02:40 pm »
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Friendly amendment, offered and accepted, to change the text of section four to "The month and year of each numbered Senate shall be placed in parentheses next to each numbered Senate in the division of sections of statute."

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2010, 03:42:39 am »
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Friendly amendment, offered and accepted, to change the text of section four to "The month and year of each numbered Senate shall be placed in parentheses next to each numbered Senate in the division of sections of statute."

24 hours to object.

A rather simple change. Thanks for introducing this.

The wiki, of course, is in much need for a consolidation of it's statute page. The problem is, this Act alone barely scratches it. There's a ton of work we need to do on the consolidating of other legislation, especially things like Trade Agreements where we have a ton of them scattered throughout the statute page.

The State page is hideously organized though. We have legislation on there that has long since been repealed or passed it's usefulness, and all it does at this point is confuse people who are trying to read the damn thing, the Senate itself included. This is only a small weeding of the statute where I could find things, but more looks will surely find more things to cleanup, but at the very least, this bill gets rid of a good chunk of useless things off the record to prevent confusion, and creates a "Repealed Statute" page for future use, where we can clearly distinguish what is active law, and what isn't.
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010, 02:07:10 pm »
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Senators, there is now a final vote on this legislation. Please vote aye, nay, or abstain.
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2010, 02:15:33 pm »
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2010, 06:43:14 pm »
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I don't see anything that needs to remain, so I suppose I'll vote aye and hope I haven't missed anything.
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2010, 07:02:38 pm »
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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2010, 07:16:44 pm »
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With eight ayes this is now on President Purple State's desk.
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