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« Reply #1475 on: March 17, 2014, 04:06:55 pm »
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Introduced on behalf of President Duke:

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The Duke-Scott Educating The People Reform Bill: Part I

Section I
1. The following must be offered free of any additional charge by all public schools operating in the Republic of Atlasia:
a. Healthcare
b. Mental healthcare
c. On-site guidance counselors
d. Lunch
e. Recess time
f. Tutors
2. School districts that are unable to comply with any part of clause 1 of this section due to financial limitations are entitled to apply for grants from the federal government to allow them to comply.

Section II - WiFi Expansion
1. $2 billion shall be appropriated for expanding WiFi access to public schools servicing nearly 20 million students in the Republic of Atlasia.

Section III - Expanded Access to Computer Technology
1. All public schools lacking adequate technology including computers and projects shall be eligible for a federal grant not to exceed $50,000.

Section IV - Textbooks
1. Each public school teacher will receive a $1000 grant for the selection of his or her own classroom textbooks.  These textbooks may be ordered upon approval of his or her district education board.
2. School boards are forbidden from choosing textbooks that teach creationism and will be ineligible to receive the grant described in clause 1 of this section.

Section V - Recess
1. All public schools will be required to allocate no less than 30 minutes each day for recess.
2. High school seniors may apply for the privilege to leave school grounds during recess time, but only upon the approval of his or her guidance counselor.
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« Reply #1476 on: March 20, 2014, 06:48:41 pm »
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Extraterrestrial Act of 2014

1. Funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tripled, effective immediately.

2. The Department of Internal Affairs shall allocate no less than $10 million of its normal operations budget toward mobilizing biohazard spread prevention and pandemic mitigation from extraterrestrial contact.


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« Reply #1477 on: March 21, 2014, 09:41:15 am »
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The Drug Reform Act of 2014

1. The Comprehensive Drug Reform Act of 2013 is hereby repealed.

I would like to assume sponsorship of this bill.
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« Reply #1478 on: March 22, 2014, 06:47:13 am »
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The Save Our Sharks Act of 2014

1. The sale and consumption of shark meat in Atlasia is hereby prohibited.

2. The practice of finning sharks is hereby prohibited and shall be punishable with a fine of no more than $50,000 for every shark that has had its fins cut off.

3. Partial economic sanctions will be put in place against any countries that do not outlaw and actively punish fisherman who engage in the practice of shark finning.  These sanctions will primarily target the importation of foodstuffs from said country.

4. The federal government shall establish an S.O.S board in order to provide a biannual evaluation of the extent to which governments that have prohibited shark finning in theory are actually enforcing the ban in practice.

I'll assume sponsorship of this.
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« Reply #1479 on: March 27, 2014, 05:46:04 am »
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The Dear Japan: Stop Killing Dolphins Act of 2014

1. The Senate calls for partial environmental sanctions against Japan until such time as they have banned the sale and consumption of dolphin meat and made dolphins a protected species within their waters.

I'll assume sponsorship of this. I am interested in finding alternative mechanisms to achievei t though.
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« Reply #1480 on: March 30, 2014, 06:31:14 am »
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Atlasian Reboot Act

All acts, bills and resolutions passed by the atlasian senate are hereby repealed in their entirety.
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« Reply #1481 on: April 02, 2014, 07:11:47 pm »
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Introducing this for the President:

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Duke’s Let’s Put Atlasia to Work Program

Section I: Cash for Startups
1. The federal government will provide a $1000 tax credit per job created by new businesses and green jobs.
2. The tax credit in clause 1 can be converted to its cash equivalent if the new business chooses to do so. 
3. For a new job to qualify under this program, it must be a full-time job. Part time jobs do not qualify under this program.
4. “New businesses” defined under this program are businesses that have been open for 18 months or less.
5. “Green job” defined under this program is work in agricultural, manufacturing, research and development (R&D), administrative, and service activities that contribute substantially to preserving or restoring environmental quality.

Section II: Guaranteed Business Loan Program
1. $50 billion shall be appropriated to banks throughout Atlasia specifically reserved for business loans.
2. The federal government will guarantee eighty-percent of each loan lended by banks to each business.
3. The interest rate on a loan under this program will be capped at 9.25%. Banks may not charge a higher rate on loans under this program.
4. Loans under this program will be available to businesses who plan to commence business within a 6 month period of taking out the loan and available to any other type of business currently doing business, including municipal governments.
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« Reply #1482 on: April 02, 2014, 07:17:48 pm »
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The Give Peace a Chance Act of 2014

1. All current military and economic sanctions currently in place on Israel shall be lifted until February 1st, 2015 in order to allow time for peace negotiations between the newly elected Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority.

Taking over this X bill as the request of the President.
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« Reply #1483 on: April 09, 2014, 11:22:10 am »
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Cooperative Development Act of 2014

Section 1: Cooperative Development

1. All cooperatives shall be subject to no federal corporate income tax, or other federal business or corporate taxes.

2. In order to be eligible for the zeroing out of taxation noted in Subsection 1 of Section 1 of this Act, said co-operatives firms must (a) be voluntary and have open membership; (b) be democratically controlled by the members of said cooperative; (c) allow for economic participation by the membership; (d) be independent and autonomous enterprises; and (e) provide education, training, and/or information as service to members of said cooperative.

3. Private enterprises subject to an employee stock-ownership plan shall not be subject to the tax adjustments mentioned in Subsection 1 of Section 1 of this Act.

4. In the event of the bankruptcy of a private firm or the relocation of a firm overseas, in which the worksite shall remain within the confines of the Republic of Atlasia, the workers of said firm shall be considered the lenders of first resort and/or shall be given first preference in purchasing said firm and forming a workers' cooperative. In the event that workers choose to form a cooperative and manage the worksite themselves, the Department of Internal Affairs shall provide low-interest loans to aid in the conversion of said worksite to a worker-owned and managed cooperative.

Section 2: Implementation

This legislation shall go into effect January 1, 2015.
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« Reply #1484 on: April 09, 2014, 05:06:14 pm »
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I would like to sign on as a co-sponsor if your are agreeable, Senator TNF?
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« Reply #1485 on: April 09, 2014, 11:08:48 pm »
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I would like to sign on as a co-sponsor if your are agreeable, Senator TNF?

Of course, comrade.
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