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« on: November 06, 2010, 09:00:52 pm »
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I am creating a legislation submission thread for members of the Northeast Assembly to submit their ideas. The speaker will hold all pieces of legislation up for a vote. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 09:07:57 pm »
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Amendment to the SOAP (Standing Order on Assembly Procedure)

Section 1, subsection A of the SOAP is amended to read

(a) The Speaker or Lieutenant Governor shall open a new Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread at the start of each session, or the one from the previous session may be carried over into the next session, at the Speaker's discretion.

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010, 09:14:31 pm »
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My colleague Governor Tmthforu94 has lent a helping hand to the Northeast by authoring this Constitutional amendment. I am submitting it and sponsoring it on his behalf:

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Making Competitive Elections Amendment:


Article V, vii shall be amended from:
vii) The number of Reps to be elected corresponds to the entire part of the quotient C/6, with C being the number of citizens in the Northeast Region as of the third Friday at 12:00:00am EST of the month of the election.

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vii) The Northeast Assembly shall be composed of five members, each of whom shall be registered voters residing in the Northeast Region.

The Northeast Assembly can choose how many members they wish to have in the Assembly, but I am asking the Northeast Assembly to cut the number down from 8.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2010, 09:22:05 pm »
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Northeast Regional Drinking Policy

1. In accordance The Regional Legal Age Act, the Northeast hereby sets the drinking age to 18.

2. Any bar, liquor store, or other legitimate distributor unknowingly accepting a false ID will not be penalized.

3. Any bar, liquor store, or other legitimate distributor knowingly accepting a false ID shall be fined no less than $5,000, and no greater than $10,000.

4. Any minor having been found using a false ID shall face destruction of the ID in question and twenty-four hours of community service.

5. With permission of a parent or legal guardian, a minor has permission to consume, but not purchase, alcohol, including but not limited to: wine, champagne, beer, whiskey, liquor, etc.
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2010, 09:26:23 pm »
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Motion to impeach Lt. Gov. Fezzyfestoon for dereliction of duty.
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2010, 07:52:21 pm »
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My colleague Governor Tmthforu94 has lent a helping hand to the Northeast by authoring this Constitutional amendment. I am submitting it and sponsoring it on his behalf:

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Making Competitive Elections Amendment:


Article V, vii shall be amended from:
vii) The number of Reps to be elected corresponds to the entire part of the quotient C/6, with C being the number of citizens in the Northeast Region as of the third Friday at 12:00:00am EST of the month of the election.

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vii) The Northeast Assembly shall be composed of five members, each of whom shall be registered voters residing in the Northeast Region.

The Northeast Assembly can choose how many members they wish to have in the Assembly, but I am asking the Northeast Assembly to cut the number down from 8.

I shall sponsor this, as I'm not sure if the Governor can be an official 'sponsor' (what with friendly amendments and what not.)
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2010, 06:42:58 pm »
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Hepatitis B Prevention Bill

1. A full course of Hepatitis B vaccinations will be made available for all students in the Northeast from grades 6 - 12

2. Parents of students under the age of 16 will have the option to opt-out of the vaccinations

3. If the student is 16 but not 17, both student and parent must sign the form of withdrawal

4. If the student is 17 or over, only the student's signature is required

5. There will be a token cost to parents of $10 per child, parents on government support or household incomes below $50,000 are exempt from this cost, with a maximum cost of $50 per family regardless of family size.
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2010, 12:21:01 am »
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Nullification Resolution

The Northeast Assembly asserts its authority, when a federal law, order, treaty, ruling, regulation etc. is unconstitutional (either being not contained within the powers enumerated by the the constitution, or otherwise in violation of the rights guaranteed by the constitution), to declare that Federal action to be illegal, and to prevent its being enforced within the Northeast with appropriate legislation.

Nullification Resolution Amendment 1 (these would be all friendly, obviously, but I want each part to be voted on separately).

The Northeast Assembly acknowledges that the Governor is Commander-in-Chief of all military, paramilitary, and militia forces raised at the regional level, and that they may not be placed under Federal command without permission from the Governor.

Nullification Resolution Amendment 2

The Northeast Assembly acknowledges the authority of state and local governments, when a regional law, order, treaty, agreement, regulation etc. is unconstitutional (either being not contained within the powers enumerated by the the regional constitution, or otherwise in violation of the rights guaranteed by the regional constitution), to declare that regional action to be illegal, and to prevent its being enforced within their state or local borders with appropriate legislation.
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2010, 10:25:59 pm »
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The Public Transport Integration Bill

1. This will require planning authorities, as a condition of approval, that all large-scale residential developments of more than 1000 dwellings (or with 3000 expected residents) must meet standards to ensure adequate connections to public transport.

2. This standard will apply to developments no further than 20 miles from the next large (25000 residents) settlement.

3. This standard will include (but not limited to);
- bicycle lockers at railway stations and bus interchanges
- Increased car parking capacity at railway stations and bus interchanges, with any fees charged to not exceed $8 per day
- bicycle paths between community and railway stations and/or bus interchanges
- Installation of bicycle racks on buses

4. This will apply to all developments proposed from 1 July 2011
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2010, 12:34:32 pm »
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The Random Statist Mandate Act (RSM) - Will Dallasfan Vote for It?

1. As of April 1, 2011, all schools and workplaces will be required to provide chocolate to anyone who requests it, charging no more that $0.

2. The amount of chocolate provided must be sufficient.

3. The chocolate must be suitably high-quality.

4. Schools and workplaces must also provide toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss free of cost to prevent tooth decay from the chocolate.

5. Schools and workplaces must also keep their restroom sinks to a reasonable degree of cleanliness, so that they may be used for oral hygienic purposes.

6. An independent commission shall be created to enforce these regulations.

7. The independent commission shall be empowered to impose fines of no more than seventy trillion dollars ($70,000,000,000,000) for violations of these regulations.

8. The independent commission shall be empowered to create any additional regulations necessary or useful to the enforcement of those above.
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2010, 01:58:02 pm »
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The Hurr Durr Act

1) The motto of the Northeast is hearby changed to "Hurr Durr."
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2010, 12:24:38 pm »
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The Theft Prevention Act of 2010

1.  The Governor is hereby authorized to use any means at his disposal to prevent revenues from all taxes, subscriptions, charges, fees etc. collected by the Republic of Atlasia from reaching the Treasury UNLESS

i.  The Senate passes by a simple majority, and the President signs, a resolution specifically requesting said revenues from the Northeast.

And EXCEPT

ii.  For all voluntary and/or "a la carte" fees charged for individual federal government goods and services.
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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2010, 08:32:48 pm »
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Section 1

The MideastNortheast Region hereby eliminates the cap on the creation and maintenance of Charter Schools. The elimination of this cap shall not relieve the MideastNortheast Region from its responsibility to audit any Charter School or hold such institutions to statewide standards.

Section 2

This act shall take effect immediately.
Much thanks to Governor Tmthforu94 for writing this. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2010, 08:48:42 pm »
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I'll sponsor that as our next order of business after this bill.
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2010, 12:00:37 am »
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The Northeast Omnibus Anti-Fascism Act

1.  The Bipartisan Safe Sex Education Act is amended to allow students to voluntarily withdraw from sex education, or at the request of their parents.

2.  The Northeastern Green Jobs Act is hereby repealed.

3.  The Northeastern Home Ownership Protection Act of 2009 is hereby repealed.

4.  The Sustainable Forestry Act is hereby repealed.

5.  The second amendment to the Northeast Gun Safety Act is hereby repealed.

6.  Sections 2 and 3 of the Practical Labor Policy Redux are hereby repealed.

7.  The Combat HIV/AIDS Act of 2010 is hereby repealed.  Any existing needle exchanges will be provided with $100,000 to continue operation as nonprofit organizations.

8.  The Prisoner Diet Reform Act is hereby repealed.
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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2011, 05:23:23 pm »
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Are we still using this thread or starting a new one?


Wind Farm Act

1) Immediately allow establishment of wind farms on the entire continental shelf of the Northeast region.
2) Only big, slow rotating windmills that don't kill birds will be allowed.
3) Any project can only be challenged on the basis of adverse impact to species covered under the endangered species act, and not for any other reason, including the opposition of coastal residents.
4) The state can take part ownership of projects up to 49% in order to help startups and companies wanting to share the risk. Profits realized from the endeavor will be shared with the state, with profit sharing being proportional to ownership.
5) The state will assist utilities in building transmission lines to transport this energy from the coast. Improvements to the existing grid shall be made to accomodate this increase in electricity production and to deliver it efficiently to population centers.
6) Funding for provisions 4 and 5 shall come from the repeal of the Freedom to Drive Act. The Regional Gas Tax rate goes back to the level before the imposition of the moratorium.
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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2011, 07:07:13 pm »
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The NAME Act

1.  Every citizen of the Northeast has a right to have a name of their own choosing.

2.  In order to legally change one's name, only the completion of a government-provided form is required.  Filing fees will be subsidized by the government.

3.  No change of name may be rejected, as long as it meets the requirement of being in Unicode characters.

4.  If the name change is fraudulent, he or she may be sued within a year after the name change, and a court may order the change reversed.  This may only be done if the person obtaining the name change had only fraudulent intent.

5.  A minor that is fourteen or older may change his or her name freely.

6.  No limit on the number of name changes one can obtain may be established.

7.  The same procedure will be required for a name change after marriage or divorce.

8.  The Northeast Assembly supports the right of women to keep their surname after marriage, and supports the right of men to take their female partner's surname after marriage.
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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2011, 06:53:57 pm »
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The Self-Ownership Act (Or, the If You Are Pro-Choice and You Oppose This Then You Are a Hypocrite Act)

1. All persons are defined as the sole owners of their bodily organs.
2. Any non-minor person who has not been deemed mentally incompetent by a judge shall be allowed to sell their non-essential organs (such as the kidneys, skin, and spleen) to others.
3. Any organ removal surgery must be performed under standard levels of anesthesia and cleanliness by a licensed surgeon.
4. The surgeon must inform the donor of the potential risks of organ removal surgery.
5. All donors must be blood-tested for diseases transmittable through organ donation surgery.
6. A surgeon may, at his or her own discretion, declare a person mentally incompetent for the purposes of selling his or her bodily organs.
7. Unlawfully coercing a person to sell his or her bodily organs shall be a felony punishable by not less than 60 months in prison and/or a fine of not less than $50,000.  Attempting to unlawfully coerce a person to sell his or her bodily organs shall be a felony punishable by not less than 30 months in prison and/or a fine of not less than $25,000.
8. Persons with valid organ donor cards shall be eligible for a $500 yearly tax credit.
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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2011, 04:59:32 pm »
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The Public Safety Act of 2011

1. Any seller of firearms may refuse a sale to any buyer for any reason.
2. Any laws preventing the preceding clause from taking effect are hereby amended to allow it to do so.
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« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2011, 04:58:08 pm »
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Freedom to Enjoy Oneself in Public Bill

1)  Possession of open containers of alcohol, the consumption of alcohol, and public intoxication in public open space and when riding on public transportation shall no longer be prohibited. All laws prohibiting the above are hereby repealed.

2) This act shall not be construed to allow possession of open containers of alcohol, the consumption of alcohol, or public intoxication in public buildings or in private vehicles.
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« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2011, 12:30:35 pm »
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The Un-Stealing Bill

All unimproved regional lands shall be immediately transferred to the original Indian tribes indigenous to said lands.
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« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2011, 08:36:26 pm »
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The Terror Register Bill

1) The Assembly can, with a minimum of 75% of support, declare an organisation a terrorist organisation.

1a) The Assembly, can, by the same margin, declare any organisation of sponsor of terrorism.

2) The consequences will be that they cannot legally organise, recruit or meet anywhere in the region and in certain cases, by court order, assets directly connected can be seized and/or frozen.

2a) The consequences for sponsors are that any government support will be frozen or quarantined and in certain cases, by court order, assets directly connected to the terror organisation can be seized or frozen.

3) An organisation on the register, may petition to be removed from the register, with the support of a 75% minimum vote in the Assembly.

4) The Governor cannot override the Assembly.
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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2011, 11:05:15 am »
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The Airport Renaming Act

1. John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City is hereby renamed the Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. International Airport

2. LaGuardia International Airport in New York City is hereby renamed the Seth Low International Airport.
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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2011, 04:21:43 pm »
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Starting off the new Assembly with a bang! Here we go.

The GTO Remembrance Act

1) Every January 26th shall hereby be declared "GTO Remembrance Day" and shall be officially considered a holiday. All Government offices will fly the Atlasian flag at half mast on this day as a tribute to the tragedy.

2) Schools, post offices and other public buildings that display a flag outside shall be recommended, but not forced, to fly the flag at half mast as well.

If passed, I suggest that this bill also be introduced in the Senate so it could become national law.
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« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2011, 08:26:16 pm »
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The Flat Tax Act

1) A flat tax of 8% of one's individual household income is hereby established.

2) This tax shall be payed every year on tax day.

3) April 15th is hereby established as the Northeast region's yearly tax day.

4) Taxes on purchases, land and other taxes of the sort are hereby lifted.

5) Taxes on alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes and other health hazards are exempt from what is outlined in section four.

6) The Northeast Government shall not create new taxes on anything other than income or health hazards.

7) The Northeast Government shall not create tax brackets that could allow for one income class to pay more taxes. Everyone shall pay the same percentage of tax on income per year.

8) The Northeast Government may only collect this tax once per year.

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