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« on: April 30, 2012, 08:32:20 pm »
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The Mind-Altering Substance Accountability Act of 2012

1. Any person who chooses to use mind-altering substances such as marijuana, LSD, alcohol, psilocybin, salvia, MDMA, etc. is responsible for their actions while under the influence of said substances.

2. If a person under the influence of mind-altering substances causes the death of another Atlasian, they are to be charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and sentenced according to standards set by the region in which the offense is committed.

3. If a person under the influence of mind-altering substances causes a vehicular accident that does not take the life of another Atlasian, but instead causes them severe injuries such as paralysis, coma or amputation, they are to be charged with Reckless Endangerment and sentenced according to standards set by the region in which the offense is committed.

4. If a person under the influence of mind-altering drugs is operating a motor vehicle and is pulled over by a law enforcement official, said law enforcement official reserves the right to test the offender for sobriety. If the offender is found to be impaired by any mind-altering substance, as outlined in Section 1, they are to be charged with Driving Under the Influence of a Mind Altering Substance and should be sentenced according to standards set by the region in which the offense is committed.

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 08:33:12 pm »
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The Jake Matthews brain trust continues.


Anyone interested in this? You have 24 hours to respond. Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 08:58:05 pm »
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I take it such substances are already legal in Atlasia?
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 12:24:36 am »
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In what way does this differ from current law?
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012, 12:26:01 am »
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Maybe regions should deal with this altogether.
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 12:35:31 am »
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am I the only one wondering if this wouldn't be illegal anyway?

Plus if regional laws already cover this, the Bill should regard only federally owned land and territory.
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2012, 03:48:33 am »
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I think the law is already consistent with this. And it should be left to the regions in any case.

Motion to table.
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2012, 08:36:19 am »
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Seconded.
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2012, 09:33:50 am »
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Thirded.
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2012, 09:38:58 am »
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2012, 12:47:06 pm »
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Section 5: Rules on Motions to Table
1. Any Senator can, during a period of debate, introduce a motion to table the legislation.

2. The PPT shall open a vote on the motion to table. This vote shall last for a maximum of two (2) days during which time the Senators must vote. Voting may be declared final at any time if the motion to table has been approved or rejected.

3. For the motion to table to pass, two thirds of those voting (excluding abstentions) must support the motion.

4. Tabled legislation shall be taken off the Senate floor.

A motion to table the pending legislation has been entered and has been signed onto by three other Senators duly choosen and sworn. Therefore, a vote is now open on the motion to table The Mind-Altering Substance Accountability Act of 2012, please vote Aye, Nay or Abstain.

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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2012, 01:02:06 pm »
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Wait- the vote is on tabling- not on the bill correct?
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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2012, 01:05:43 pm »
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Yes
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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2012, 03:36:34 pm »
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Aye.
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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2012, 03:52:05 pm »
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Aye
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« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2012, 05:05:13 pm »
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Aye.
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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2012, 09:30:00 pm »
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I have no idea what our current policies are on this.

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« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2012, 02:06:55 am »
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« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2012, 10:06:33 am »
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« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2012, 12:55:27 pm »
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Vote on Motion to Table The Mind-Altering Substance Accountability Act of 2012:

Aye (4): Alfred F. Jones, Scott, Sbane and TJ in Cleve
Nay (1): Pingvin99
Abstain (1): ILV

Didn't Vote (4): Ben, Clarence, Nathan and NC Yankee (How the  did I forget to come back here and vote? Clarence didn't come back either) 

With two thirds of those voting having voted in the affirmative, the bill has been tabled.
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