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« Reply #225 on: September 02, 2012, 07:53:12 pm »
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Standardized Testing Reform Act

1. This act would require that all standardized tests switch to a more in-depth model, which requires them to truly think about each question, requiring more than half of the questions to be non-multiple choice, so that the answers reflect more knowledge than mere memorization.

2. The multiple choice questions will be more complex and fewer so that each answer represents a careful thought process and each question represents evaluation on learning, rather than learning for the evaluation.

3. There will also be more essay and short response questions so that students learn that being able to explain something is the best way to evaluate their knowledge on subject matter.
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« Reply #226 on: September 05, 2012, 08:45:13 pm »
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As an alternative to the governor's proposal,

The Quick Commute Act

- All speed limits on divided highways are hereby raised to 70 miles per hour
- All major highways have their speed limits increased to 80 miles per hour
- Regional funding for a highspeed rail in the amount of 50% of all expenses (during construction only) for any business that wishes to build the rail, though said business must be approved by the governor and a majority of the legislature.
- A tax break equivalent to 50% of all operating expenses shall be given to all private roads which add carpool lanes (I'm unsure of current law regarding carpool lanes in the NE)
- A "super license" program is to be created, which will create a lane for all major highways reserved only for people with "super licenses."  These "super licenses" will be given to any applicant over the age of 21 who passes a much more rigorous version of the Driver's Exam with a perfect or near-perfect score.  This license entitles them to drive up to 100 miles per hour in specially reserved "super license lanes."  Anyone caught in a super license lane without a super license has their license rescinded, effective immediately, and is slapped with a $5000 fine.
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« Reply #227 on: September 06, 2012, 03:11:29 pm »
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The Absentee Ballot act
1a. All candidates wishing to get ballot status must declare their candidacy 4 days before the election.
1b. Any candidate declaring afterwards must run as a write in.

2.After this point any citizen can PM their vote to the Governor or a designated Representative, which will then be held in reserve, to be counted with the regular ballots.
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« Reply #228 on: September 06, 2012, 05:23:03 pm »
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Capital Must Stay Act

Whereas the City of New York is the greatest cultural beacon of the world, and whereas New York City is the most culturally, ethnically, linguistically, religiously, and holistically diverse city in the world, and whereas New York City has been the capital of the Northeast, and a cross-section of all Atlasia for centuries, I hereby submit the Capital Must Stay Act of 2012.  New York City represents diversity, culture, and beauty; it represents all the great people that make up our great nation.

Under this Act:

The capital of the Northeast would remain in New York City.
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« Reply #229 on: September 08, 2012, 06:40:19 pm »
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Northeast Power to the Teacher Act:

1. The teachers of the Northeast are responsible for all non-standardized testing

2. The teachers of the NE have the option to assign homework and/or projects regarding district-mandated curriculum. (I.e. the district says that all fourth-graders must read Tom Sawyer.  The teachers can choose to assign a book report, a research project on the south during the mid-1800s, a research project on Mark Twain, etc.).

3. The teachers of the NE have the opportunity to follow whatever schedule they wish for all mandatory curriculum.
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« Reply #230 on: September 11, 2012, 05:56:53 pm »
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The Northeast Gambling Tax Reform Act


1. The gambling tax is hereby reduced by 5%.

2. Anybody who wins 100$ or more through gambling is required to donate at least 5% of his winning to any charity of his choice.
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« Reply #231 on: September 15, 2012, 03:50:38 pm »
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Standardized Testing Reform Act

1. This act would require that all standardized tests switch to a more in-depth model, which requires them to truly think about each question, requiring more than half of the questions to be non-multiple choice, so that the answers reflect more knowledge than mere memorization.

2. The multiple choice questions will be more complex and fewer so that each answer represents a careful thought process and each question represents evaluation on learning, rather than learning for the evaluation.

3. There will also be more essay and short response questions so that students learn that being able to explain something is the best way to evaluate their knowledge on subject matter.

4. All tests shall be set by individual schools within these parameters
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« Reply #232 on: September 19, 2012, 02:18:27 pm »
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Amendment to the SOAP

1. This bill shall be titled the Speak Up or Get the Hell Out Act.

2. The following text shall be added to section 2 of the Northeast SOAP:

D. The Northeast Speaker may ignore legislation introduced by any citizen if that citizen has more than once in the current legislative session failed to advocate for his or her bills within 24 hours of each bill having been introduced to the Assembly for debate.
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« Reply #233 on: September 26, 2012, 05:40:59 pm »
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The following text shall be added to section 2 of the Northeast SOAP:

H. The Northeast Speaker may table legislation being debated in the Assembly if the sponsor of the legislation fails to speak on behalf of his or her bill within 24 hours of its being introduced to the Assembly for debate.

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« Reply #234 on: September 29, 2012, 04:03:21 pm »
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The Medical research act

1. All drug companies have to be registered with the Northeastern Government to be allowed to sell  their products.
2. To be registered in the Northeast drugs companies must spend at least 70% of revenue on research and development, or related costs.
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« Reply #235 on: October 01, 2012, 10:07:33 pm »
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Article V (Bill of Rights) of the New Northeast Constitution is amended by inserting the following clauses:
6. Right to a Clean Environment: The Government of the Northeast is charged with preserving the pristine and unique ecological habitats found within the region for the present and future generations of the Northeast.  The citizens of the Northeast are guaranteed a clean and healthy environment to live and work in; free from the dangers of pollution, disease, or lack of resources.
7. While this article may be amended to add additional rights, the inherent rights guaranteed in this article and constitution of free speech, equality before the law, a democratic form of government, and a safe world to live in, shall be inviolable and unchanged.
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« Reply #236 on: October 03, 2012, 10:44:51 pm »
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The Clean Government Act of 2012

1. Beginning July 1, 2013, all publications and official documents published by the Northeast government shall be done so on at least 80% recycled paper.
2. Beginning January 1, 2014, all buildings and vehicles operated by the Northeast government shall be fully powered by clean and renewable "green" energy sources.
3. The Governor shall assemble a task-force to determine the exact form of alternative energy to be used in specific locations around the region to ensure that the .  The task-form shall be required to find the cheapest, most environmentally friendly, and largest job-producing energy option.
4. The task-force shall be composed of no more than twenty-five independent members who shall represent environmental groups, representatives of the executive departments, local business groups, and local citizens.
5. Begging January 1, 2013, all government buildings shall be required to provide recycling reciprocals in convenient locations for both visitors and workers.
6. The Northeast government shall request an independent agency to conduct an annual review on all government buildings to determine their carbon footprint and environmental impact.   
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« Reply #237 on: October 05, 2012, 09:40:57 pm »
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Stimulating Research in Basic Sciences Act of 2012 - the STAR Act

1. The Northeast Government shall provide $2 billion dollars to small-scale start up private institutions for the purposes of funding basic science research.

2. Companies that dedicate 5-10% of their research funds to basic research shall be entitled to a subsidization of their operating costs by a rate of 25%. Companies that dedicate 10% or above shall be subsidized at a rate of 50%.

3. The Government from time to time will be asked to establish various competitions in research fields (e.g: carbon-free energy or preventive medicine), and shall award the winners thereof full subsidization of their basic research costs for a period of no less than two and no more than five years.
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« Reply #238 on: October 13, 2012, 03:09:14 am »
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The Northeast Drugs bill
1. For a drug to be legally sold in the northeast it must be registered with the northeast government.
2 The Northeast government may only approve a new drug if it is proven in independent clinical trials to be better than any other similar drugs and a placebo.
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« Reply #239 on: October 13, 2012, 05:55:08 pm »
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1. The Northeast Region Indoor Smoking Ban is hereby repealed.
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« Reply #240 on: October 15, 2012, 04:43:34 pm »
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The Clean Government Act (Revised) of 2012
1. Beginning July 1, 2013, all publications and official documents published by the Northeast government shall be on at least 80% recycled paper.
2. Beginning January 1, 2017, all buildings and vehicles operated by the Northeast government shall derive at least two-thirds of their power from clean and renewable "green" energy sources.[/quote]
3. The Governor shall oversee the creation of a Clean Government Authority to determine the exact form of alternative energy to be used in specific locations around the region.  The Clean Government Authority shall be tasked with finding the cheapest, most environmentally friendly, and largest job-producing energy options.
4. The Clean Government Authority's board of directors shall be composed of no more than twenty-five independent members who shall represent environmental groups, representatives of the executive departments, local business groups, and local citizens.
5. Beginning January 1, 2013, all government buildings shall be required to provide recycling reciprocals in convenient locations for both visitors and workers.
6. The Clean Government Authority shall conduct an annual review on all government buildings to determine their carbon footprint and environmental impact.
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« Reply #241 on: October 24, 2012, 09:02:39 pm »
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Year Round School Act of 2012

1. The Northeast Region shall require all primary and secondary schools to adopt a schedule of at least 190 school days.

2. This schedule shall require a continuous cycle of 60±5 blocks of school days and 20±5 breaks, for a year-round schedule.

3. All districts and primary and secondaries schools shall adopt this schedule by the beginning of the 2013 academic year.[/b]
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« Reply #242 on: October 24, 2012, 09:19:57 pm »
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Securing Teacher Excellence Act of 2012

1. Teachers shall be required to undergo processes of self-review monthly and write confidential reports on the performance of their colleagues. Problematic teachers will be required to undergo improvement training, if they fail to improve substantially the district may terminate their employment.

2. Any new teacher must score above the 50th percentile in their GPA from the institution they received their last degree.

3. A $200 million fund will be established to endow continuous-training and skill updating programs for teachers. Amharic shall be made an official language of the region. All districts shall be required to establish or provide for these training programs, whether they establish their own or work at an inter-district or county-wide level.

4. Districts will be encouraged to hire professionals to teach in their professions in schools.
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« Reply #243 on: October 24, 2012, 10:50:06 pm »
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1. The Northeast Department of Education shall set up a summer institution, known as the Governor's School, for the education of the most gifted and skilled students, rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.

2. Each school shall be allowed to nominate no more than 2% of its class to the Governor's School.

3. Admission shall be based upon GPA, essays, teacher recommendations, and interviews.

4. Tuition, room and board shall be paid for by the region.

5. The courses offered shall include, but not be limited to: Literature, Latin, French, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Engineering, Computer Science, Architecture, Applied and Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music, Urban planning, and Sustainability and Environmental studies.

6. Enrollment in each grade's class shall not exceed 1500 students.

7. The Governor's School shall be hosted on the campus of the University at Buffalo.

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« Reply #244 on: October 28, 2012, 10:02:51 am »
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Continuing Budget Resolution
1. To provide for a continuance in regional funding, the provisions of the July 2012 regional budget shall be extended until November 10, 2012, or until a new budget is passed, if that date is sooner.
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« Reply #245 on: November 03, 2012, 11:29:30 pm »
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Amendment to the SOAP

In order to provide for the confirmation process in the event of a gubernatorial appointment, the SOAP is amended as follows:

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4. Confirmation hearings
A. The Assembly shall hold confirmation hearings for gubernatorial appointments to the positions in the executive departments, Chief Judicial Officer, or as the Northeast's regional senator (in the case of a vacancy in that office) - except as provided for in subsection (E).
B. Upon the announcement of a nomination by the governor, the Speaker shall open an independent hearing thread for the nominee.  The thread shall be open for no less than seventy-two (72) hours.  Per the request of a representative, debate time may be shortened or extended, but not any shorter than 36 hours or longer than 120, respectively.
C.  During this time, Representatives may question the nominee as they see fit in relation to the position for which they have been nominated.  If a nominee feels he is being unfairly questioned or harassed within the thread with regard to matters that do not concern his appointment, he may appeal to the Speaker.
D. Upon the expiration of debate time, the Assembly shall vote to confirm the nominee; a simple majority shall be required for approval.  In the event of a time, the vote shall be deemed to have failed.
E.  If the appointment is to fill the Northeast senate seat and there are less than ten (10) days remaining in the term, no confirmation hearing shall be held.

The sections of the SOAP following this amendment shall be renumbered accordingly.
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« Reply #246 on: November 04, 2012, 12:44:37 am »
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Gubernatorial special election amendment
Article II of the New Northeast Constitution is amended as follows:

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5. If the office of Governor is to become vacant at some point while he or she is in office, the Lieutenant Governor is to be immediately sworn in as Governor of the Northeast Region. shall assume the role of Acting Governor until a special election may be held.  During this time, the Acting Governor shall retain their position as Lieutenant Governor and Representative.  However, they shall not be able to exercise any of their duties as Lieutenant or as Representative during this time.  If the vacancy occurs less than three weeks before the next regularly scheduled election, the Lieutenant Governor shall immediately become the Governor and serve for the remainder of the term - vacating their other offices.
6. In the event that the office of Governor falls vacant three or more weeks before the next scheduled gubernatorial election, a special election shall be held to fill the remainder of the term.  The election shall be held on the second Friday following the start of the vacancy and be held in the same manner as regular gubernatorial election.  Upon certification of the results, the Governor-elect shall immediately assume office.


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« Reply #247 on: November 04, 2012, 01:04:07 am »
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The Bi-Lingual Education Act
1. Beginning with the 2014-15 class of Kindergartners, the Northeast government shall implement the instruction of both English and Spanish as primary languages.
2. This instruction shall be implemented one additional grade level per academic year, following the aforementioned Kindergarten class.  Following this schedule, English and Spanish shall both be taught as primary languages to all K-12 levels by the 2027-28 school year.
3. The same requirement shall be instituted for private schools, but not for home schools.
4. School districts may choose, at their discretion, to implement full Spanish language classes to other elementary school grades during this period.
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« Reply #248 on: November 04, 2012, 01:29:59 am »
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During the entirety of the Christmas sales period, the following tax credits shall be extended to Northeastern retailers that meet the following conditions:
1) For all businesses with a majority of their products "Made in Atlasia" - a credit equal to 5% of their Christmas sales revenue.
2) For all businesses with a majority of their products "Made in Atlasia" as well as "Made in the Northeast" - a credit equal to 10% of their Christmas sales revenue.
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« Reply #249 on: November 04, 2012, 10:45:41 am »
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AN AMENDMENT

To formally and constitutionally establish the new capital of the Northeast Region in Buffalo, NY

Be it enacted by the Assembly of the Northeast Region convened

SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the ‘New Capital Relocation Amendment of 2012.’

SECTION 2. CAPITAL RELOCATION

Article I of the Northeast Constitution is amended:

The administrative center for the government of the Northeast Region established in this Constitution shall be New York City, NY. Buffalo, NY.
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