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« Reply #100 on: April 06, 2005, 12:42:53 pm »
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« Reply #101 on: April 06, 2005, 03:15:31 pm »
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What's wrong with it?

Legislation is supposed to present distinct, quantifiable specifics that can be followed to the letter, not vague, essentially unimplementable guidelines.

Your "legislation" sounds more like a resolution than a bill.
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« Reply #102 on: April 08, 2005, 05:50:12 pm »
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Wow, good bill Naso.  Can't wait to get debate on this started.
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« Reply #103 on: April 08, 2005, 05:56:34 pm »
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Well, I take it from the third-person phrase "NOTE FROM WRITER" that he didn't write it, but hey, one good bill is certainly a start.
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« Reply #104 on: April 08, 2005, 07:14:00 pm »
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ANWR Drilling Authorization Bill[/b]

Definitions

1.   The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is 19.6 million acres of land in Northeast Alaska of which much of said Refuge was declared Wilderness in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA).

2.   Part of the Section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge not declared Wilderness (referred to as the “1002 Area” in ANILCA) comprises 1.5 million acres of land in the Refuge, and Section 1002 of ANILCA directs the Department of the Interior to prepare a report on the oil and gas potential in this coastal plain, and the effect that oil development would have on the region's natural resources. 

3.   Section 1003 of ANILCA states that oil and gas production or any oil and gas leasing from ANWR would require authorization by an act of Congress (or the Senate).

4.   The Interior Sub-Department estimates that the “1002 Area” holds between 5.7 billion and 16 billion barrels of recoverable reserves, or, at peak production, up to one million barrels per day of new domestic oil supply.  The development footprint from production would cover about one-tenth of one percent of the “1002 Area”.


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1.   Under Section 1003 of ANILCA, the Senate shall authorize the Interior Sub-Department of the Department of Defense and Security to open the leasing of land to companies for the production of oil and gas within the so-called “1002 Area” as defined by ANILCA.

2.   Leases shall only be prioritized by the Interior Sub-Department in favor of those companies whose environmental records are exemplary and whose planned projects within the “1002 Area” are sound and meet with EPA and Interior Sub-Department approval.

3.   The revenues for the federal government (specifically the Interior Sub-Department) from such leasing are projected to be $2.4 billion dollars in FY 2006 according to government estimates.

4.   No less than one-half (50%) and no greater than the whole (100%) of the revenues received by said leasing must be shown as revenue by the Interior Sub-Department and may only be authorized to fund expenditures by the Interior Sub-Department as already stated by the Preliminary Atlasian Budget for FY 2006 and in future Fiscal Years must be shown as revenue and may only be authorized to fund expenditures by the Interior Sub-Department as shall be stated in those Budgets.

5.   No less than none (0%) and no greater than one-half (50%) of the revenues received by said leasing in FY 2006 and in future Fiscal Years may be authorized by the Senate in future legislation to either fund research into alternative energy resources (e.g. coal, nuclear energy, etc.) through the Energy Sub-Department of the Department of Treasury and Social Services or to give targeted tax credits to companies involved in the research of said alternative energy resources.
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« Reply #105 on: April 09, 2005, 11:10:37 pm »
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Repeal of the Education and Care for Children in Poverty Act

Co-Sponsor:  Senator NixonNow (ACA-NJ)

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1.     The Education and Care for Children in Poverty Act is hereby repealed.

2.   The projected savings to the Federal Government is projected to be $17.65 Billion dollars for FY 2006 and a projected $176.50 Billion dollars over the next ten years.

3.     All funds previously appropriated by the Senate for FY 2005 to fulfill the requirements of this legislation shall be honored by the Federal Government.

4.   All appropriations and other moneys set to be authorized for fulfillment of this legislation in the Preliminary Version of the Federal Budget for FY 2006 and all future Fiscal Years shall be terminated.

5.   If previous appropriations have resulted in the construction of new facilities or the purchase of land for the construction of new facilities, the land or new facilities must be sold at a fair price to private concerns and the resulting revenue must be included in the Education Sub-Department of the Treasury and Social Services Department revenue figures for the proceeding Fiscal Year.

6.   A sum of no less than three-fourths (75% or $13.2375 Billion dollars) and no greater than the whole (100%) of the appropriations and moneys procured by this repeal of this Act must be designated towards the general Budgetary fund and the necessity of covering the present Budget’s shortfall and may not be authorized by the Senate to fund any other appropriations in this present Fiscal Year (2006).

7.   A sum of no less than none (0%) and no greater than one-fourth (25% or $4.4125 Billion dollars) of the appropriations and money procured by the repeal of the Act may be authorized by the Senate in future legislation to fund appropriations and expenditures exclusively within the Education Sub-Department for FY 2006.

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« Reply #106 on: April 10, 2005, 10:56:50 pm »
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The Social Security Reform Bill of 2005
Section I:  Payroll Taxes
(a).  The Social Security Payroll Tax shall be lowered by 0.16 percent.

(b).  The annual salary cap for collecting payroll taxes shall be raised to $118,000.

Section II:  Calculation of PIA
(a).  The formula for determining a person's Primary Insurance Amount (PIA) shall be modified to be

   "PIA = 0.846a + 0.32b + 0.15c"

Whereas; the variable 'a' is the first $494 of a person's Average Indexed Monthly Earnings (AIME), variable 'b' is the next $2887 after 'a', and 'c' is all above the previous two variables.

Section III:  Retirement Age
(a).  The retirement age shall be raised to 67-years-old.

(b).  The minimum age for early collection of Social Security shall be raised to 64-years-old.



NOTE FROM WRITER: This bill is just a thread starter (requires a lot of amendments and advice) to get the ball moving on Social Security Reform in the Senate.



King asked me to propose this for him, so he deserves any credit.
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« Reply #107 on: April 11, 2005, 02:33:16 am »
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Senate Procedure Resolution on Introduced Legislation
§1.  The Senate of Atlasia shall form a 3-person Senate Committee on Introduced Legislation.

§2.  Before a bill shall be allowed to be put to a vote, the Committee shall be required to approve of the legislation.

§3.  The Committee shall have the power to amend the bills for the purpose of keeping the legislation Constitutional, original*, and grammatically suitable for legislative action.

§4.  If a proposal is urgent, the President Pro Tempore or President of the Senate shall have the power to suspend the rules and send the bill directly to a vote.

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* The term original shall be defined as not including laws or appropriating funds already similar or equal to that of existing law.

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« Reply #108 on: April 13, 2005, 07:47:00 pm »
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The Diplomatic Mission Act[/u]

Primary Sponsor:[/u] Senator MAS117 (CUP-NJ)
Co-Sponsor[/u]: Senator Colin Wixted (CUP-PA)

§ I. The President of Atlasia shall have power to negoitiate Treaties and establish diplomatic relations with other micronations or forums, but such Treaties and relations shall only have effect where ratified by the Senate.

§ II. If the need arises within the establishment of a relationship with another foreign entity, the President shall appoint Ambassadors with the advice and consent of the majority of the Senate.

§ III. The Ambassadorship does not qualify as an Office under the Government of Atlasia.

§ IV. The Presidential nominee for an Ambassadorship must be be voted for in the affirmative by a majority of the Senate in order to be confirmed.

§ V. The Ambassador's will report directly to the Secretary of State, who in turn will report directly to the President of Atlasia.

§ VI. It shall be the job of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (a sub-department within the Department of State) to protect Ambassdor's in foreign nations. It shall be the job of the Marine Security Guard Battalion to guard and protect Atlasian Embassies in foreign nations.
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« Reply #109 on: April 13, 2005, 07:53:51 pm »
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The Nuclear Restriction Act[/u]

Written By:[/u] Secretary of State Siege40
Primary Sponsor:[/u] Senator MAS117 (CUP-NJ)

§ I The Government of Atlasia will neither sell technology in the process to generate nuclear weapons, or operational nuclear weapons to foreign powers.

§ II. In the Foreign Policy, all instances referring to ‘No military Restrictions,’ excludes nuclear weapons and nuclear weapon technology.
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« Reply #110 on: April 17, 2005, 02:51:16 pm »
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I withdraw the The Bringing The Vote Resolution.
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« Reply #111 on: April 17, 2005, 07:25:49 pm »
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In preparation for the new Constitution, I have prepared this amendment.

Constitutional Amendment to the Right to Bear Arms Clause in the Bill Of Rights, Article VI, Clause 4

Article VI, Clause 4 shall be struck from the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia and replaced with the following amendment which shall replace the eliminated clause as Article VI, Clause 4:

The right to bear fire-arms and low-potency explosives shall not be infringed.  The definition of a low-potency explosive may be determined by the Senate in appropriate legislation.
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« Reply #112 on: April 18, 2005, 08:15:41 pm »
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The New Mexico - Montana Regional Bill

Clause I

The State of New Mexico shall henceforth be located in the Pacific Region.

Clause II

The State of Montana shall henceforth be located in the Midwest Region.

Clause III

This bill shall take effect following the next Regional election upon approval by the Senate.
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« Reply #113 on: April 25, 2005, 12:24:46 am »
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Repeal of Family Planning Amendments of 2004

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1.     The entirety of the Family Planning Amendments of 2004 are hereby repealed, specifically Sections (a) and (b) of F.L. 3-6.  It shall be noted that Sections (c) and (d) were repealed by F.L. 5-5.

2.     All funds previously appropriated by the Senate for FY 2005 to fulfill the requirements of this legislation shall be honored by the Federal Government.

3.   All appropriations and other moneys set to be authorized for fulfillment of this legislation in the Preliminary Version of the Federal Budget for FY 2006 and all future Fiscal Years shall be terminated.

4.   All (100%) of the appropriations and moneys procured by this repeal of this Act must be designated towards the general Budgetary fund and the necessity of covering the present Budget’s shortfall and may not be authorized by the Senate to fund any other appropriations in this present Fiscal Year (2006).

5.   The projected savings to the general Budgetary fund of the Federal Government is estimated at approximately $25 million for FY 2006.

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« Reply #114 on: April 26, 2005, 08:46:37 pm »
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I've always said that I'm in support of regional rights in things that don't concern the nation as a whole, so I think it's time to put my money where my mouth is.  The following is an amendment to the new Constitution; I'm assuming we'll have it in place by the time this comes up for a vote.  I recognize that we're not going to get to this; this is just so it'll be here for the next session of the Senate.

Restriction of Definitions Amendment

§ 1. The text "Marriage and Divorce, and Adoption" is hereby stricken from section 5, clause 5 of the Constitution.


Given the current mess we're in, these three things are what I feel we can do without the federal government regulating them against the regions' will.
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« Reply #115 on: April 28, 2005, 07:30:36 pm »
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I would like to propose an ammendment to the Constitution:

Article 1, Section 5, Line 31:

"To provide for nessesary anti-poverty legislation"
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« Reply #116 on: April 28, 2005, 07:48:08 pm »
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Senate Residency Requirement

Section 1

The Senate shall require that all persons wishing to run for either a Class A or Class B Senate seat must have been a legal resident of that region or district for at least 2 months prior to the election or appointment by the governor of that region.

(It is not the best written bill, but we will have time to discuss later)
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« Reply #117 on: April 28, 2005, 07:59:11 pm »
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I would like to propose an ammendment to the Constitution:

Article 1, Section 5, Line 31:

"To provide for nessesary anti-poverty legislation"

I'm going to expand on this and then resubmit it.
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« Reply #118 on: April 28, 2005, 08:06:14 pm »
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Proposed Amendment to the Constitution:

Section 1

The Congress shall have the right to approve any legislation that they see as being necessary and proper for the alleviation of poverty throughout Atlasia.

Section 2

As we recognize that not all conditions that result in poverty are the same, and thus not all possible programs will work for all individuals, it shall be the right of the Senate to create legislation that specifically targets certain groups or subpopulations of Atlasia.

Section 3

The Federal government shall have the right to sublet the responsibility of any programs or monies to the various regions, provided that the government of those regions approve of bearing the responsibility.
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« Reply #119 on: April 29, 2005, 02:47:22 pm »
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Proposed Bill on Farm Subsidies (may need refinement):

Farm Subsidy Limit Act

Section 1: All future agricultural subsidies, starting in FY2007, shall be capped at a value of $15 billion per year in FY2005 dollars, to be adjusted for inflation.

Section 2: All present subsidies shall continue through FY2006. The Department of the Treasury, in conjunction with Congress, shall be responsible for a thorough review of current subsidies, to determine where neccesary reductions shall be made.

Section 3: These restrictions will be lifted in only in the following circumstances:
    3.i. During a time of Congressionally declared war;
    3.ii. Invididual aid in Federal Disaster areas;
    3.iii. A Congressionally declared famine emergency.
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« Reply #120 on: April 30, 2005, 11:01:42 am »
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We probably wont get to it in this Senate but here it is:

Federal Activity Requirements Statute

The Senate notes that:

1. The present activity requirement requires 25 posts between elections in order for a voter to be defined as active, without specifying whether such requirements apply for general elections only, or includes special elections.

2. That special elections can occur as soon as one week after a general election, thus potentially disenfranchising many legitimate voters.

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1. All those persons who have posted at least 25 times in the 8 weeks (56 days) prior to the commencement of an election shall be defined as active for the purposes of that election.

2. Those persons considered inactive (defined as not active) shall not be qualified to vote in a particular election.

3. Section 5 of the Election Procedures, Certification and Challenges Act is repealed

4. The Amendment to the Statute of Election Procedures, Certification, and Challenges Act is repealed.
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« Reply #121 on: May 01, 2005, 07:52:08 pm »
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Senate Resolution

Primary Sponsor: Senator MAS117

Whereas, the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia hereby recongizes and thanks forum member Jravnsbo for his service in the United States Armed Forces, as he is off in Iraq guarding our freedom and protecting our nation. 

Whereas, the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia hereby authorizes and urges the President of the Republic of Atlasia to bestow and nominate Jravnsbo for the Atlasian Silver Star.
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« Reply #122 on: May 02, 2005, 04:55:19 pm »
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For Gabu, I am preparing to add another section to the Official Senate Procedural Resolution, detailing the vote rules on Cabinet members and Justices (since I missed that somehow).

I would like, if possible, for this not to be introduced now, if you're thinking about introducing more legislation and introduce it at the beginning of the next session when we have a full Senate as part of the Expired legislation.
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« Reply #123 on: May 02, 2005, 04:58:34 pm »
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For Gabu, I am preparing to add another section to the Official Senate Procedural Resolution, detailing the vote rules on Cabinet members and Justices (since I missed that somehow).

I would like, if possible, for this not to be introduced now, if you're thinking about introducing more legislation and introduce it at the beginning of the next session when we have a full Senate as part of the Expired legislation.

Okay, although I'm not entirely sure whether or not we'll be able to get to any more legislation.  We only have until this Friday before the sixth session ends.
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« Reply #124 on: May 02, 2005, 05:28:28 pm »
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For Gabu, I am preparing to add another section to the Official Senate Procedural Resolution, detailing the vote rules on Cabinet members and Justices (since I missed that somehow).

I would like, if possible, for this not to be introduced now, if you're thinking about introducing more legislation and introduce it at the beginning of the next session when we have a full Senate as part of the Expired legislation.

Okay, although I'm not entirely sure whether or not we'll be able to get to any more legislation.  We only have until this Friday before the sixth session ends.

I understand.  I was just giving a headsup.  Besides, a monster like this one is something that should be debated by the whole Senate, not just by a few, imo.

Yes, I fully agree.

I think you kind of beat out my dual electoral reform amendment and statute in terms of legislation size. Cheesy
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