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« Reply #150 on: March 14, 2017, 10:33:13 am »
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Would someone be able to sponsor this for me please? Smiley

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Montenegro NATO Membership Ratification Act
1. The Congress of the Republic of Atlasia ratifies the membership of the Republic of Montenegro of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
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« Reply #151 on: March 14, 2017, 04:11:22 pm »
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Peebs, some other people also want to be kind to others and sponsor their legislation...
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« Reply #152 on: March 14, 2017, 04:15:57 pm »
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Dammit, Enduro! OneJ_ and simossad got their kicks on Page #6, I want my fun in the sun, too! You can have the next one.
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« Reply #153 on: March 14, 2017, 04:52:07 pm »
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It is better to split them up, because there is a 2 bill limit now on the clogging rule, instead of 3 back in the old Senate.
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The Gun Control Dictum
Section I (The Purpose). The purpose is to ensure that guns across the Republic of Atlasia don't get sold to the wrong hands.
Section II (Permission to sell).
The only individuals that are allowed to sell or purchase any form of firearm have to meet all of the following criteria:
-Must be 18 years or older
-Must obtain & own a license to sell firearm
-Must not have a criminal history
Section III (Permission to purchase).
The criteria to purchase a gun is outlined in Section II.
Section IV (License).
The criteria to follow in order to obtain a license to sell firearm is listed in section II (besides obtaining a license of course).
Section V (Punishment).
Punishments shall be left up to the regions to handle.
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A BILL:
To establish and create a national cabinet-level executive department of peacebuilding and peacekeeping

Be it enacted by both chambers of Congress assembled:

Title: The Department of Peace Act

Section One - Establishment:

i. There is hereby established a Department of Peace which shall:

      a. be a department in the executive branch of the Federal Government; and

      b. be dedicated to peacebuilding, peacemaking, and the study and promotion of conditions      conducive to both domestic and international peace and a culture of peace.


ii. Secretary Of Peacebuilding. — There shall be at the head of the Department a Secretary of Peacebuilding, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

iii. The Mission of The Department of Peacebuilding shall be:

      a. cultivate peace and peacebuilding as a strategic national policy objective;

      b. reduce and prevent violence in Atlasia and internationally through peacebuilding and effective nonviolent conflict resolution;

      c. strengthen nonmilitary means of peacemaking;

      d. take a proactive, strategic approach in the development of field-tested, best practices and policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful resolution of conflict, and structured mediation of conflict;

      e. address matters both domestic and international in scope;

     f. provide an institutional platform for the growing wealth of expertise in peacebuilding to dramatically reduce the national and global epidemic of violence;

      g. support local communities in finding, funding, replicating, and expanding programs to reduce and prevent violence;

     h. invest in nongovernmental organizations that have implemented successful initiatives to reduce and prevent violence, both internationally and domestically; and

      i. consult with other Federal agencies to apply and practice the science of peacebuilding in their respective fields of responsibility

     j. conduct research and investigation of peacekeeping matters and solutions, both domestically and around the world.


Section Two - Responsibilities and Powers:

i.  In General.—The Secretary shall—

      a. work proactively and interactively with each branch of the Federal Government, and other cabinet secretaries on all policy matters relating to conditions of peace;

      b. call on the experience and expertise of the people of the Atlasia and seek participation in the development of policy from private, public, and nongovernmental organizations;

      c. monitor and analyze causative principles of conflict and make policy recommendations for developing and maintaining peaceful conduct;

      d. research effective violence reduction programs and promote and promulgate such programs within Government and society; and

      e. consult with private, public, and nongovernmental organizations to develop a metric model that provides the means to measure and report progress toward peace in Atlasia to the President, Congress, and the people of Atlasia, and issue reports on such progress monthly.

ii.  Domestic Responsibilities.—The Secretary shall collaborate with governmental and nongovernmental entities and citizens to promote personal and community security and peace by—

      a. developing new policies and supporting existing policies that effectively address personal and family violence, including suicide, domestic violence, spousal abuse, child abuse, and mistreatment of the elderly;

      b. creating new policies and programs and expanding existing policies and programs that effectively reduce drug and alcohol abuse;

      c. developing new policies and programs and expanding existing policies and programs that effectively address crime, punishment, and rehabilitation, including: working to reduce prison recidivism rates, supporting the implementation of nonviolent conflict resolution education and training for victims, perpetrators, and those who work with them; and

      d. developing new and expanding effective programs that relate to the societal challenges of school violence, gangs, racial or ethnic violence, violence against gays and lesbians, and police-community relations disputes;

      e. analyzing existing policies, employing successful, field-tested programs, and developing new approaches for dealing with the tools of violence, including handguns, especially among youth;

     f. making policy recommendations to the Attorney General regarding civil rights and labor law;

      g. assisting in the establishment and funding of community-based violence prevention programs, including violence prevention counseling and peer mediation in schools and unarmed civilian peacekeeping at a local level;

      h. providing for public education programs and advocating on behalf of individuals victimized by violence along with counseling strategies that promote tolerance and respect for the diversity of the people of Atlasia with regard to race, religion, creed, gender and gender identification, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, and other perceived difference; and

      j. supporting local community initiatives that draw on neighborhood resources to create peace projects that facilitate the development of conflict resolution and thereby inform and inspire national policy.

iii.  International Responsibilities.—The Secretary shall-

      a. advise the President and the Secretary of State on matters relating to national security, including the protection of human rights and the prevention of, amelioration of, and de-escalation of unarmed and armed international conflict and in consultation with the Secretary of State, develop strategies for sustainability and management of the distribution of international funds;

      b. contribute to and participate in the development of training of all Atlasian personnel who administer post-conflict reconstruction and demobilization in war-torn societies;

      c. sponsor country and regional conflict-prevention and dispute-resolution initiatives, create special task forces, and draw on local, regional, and national expertise to develop plans and programs for addressing the root sources of conflict in troubled areas;

      d. counsel and advocate on behalf of women victimized by violence, including rape, leading up to conflict, during conflict, and in post-conflict situations;

      e. provide for exchanges between Atlasia and other nations of individuals who endeavor to develop domestic and international peace-based initiatives;

     f. encourage the development of international sister city programs, pairing Atlasian cities with cities around the globe for artistic, cultural, economic, educational, and faith-based exchanges;

      g. bring together all stakeholders who are impacted by a conflict by facilitating peace summits where such stakeholders may gather under carefully prepared conditions to promote nonviolent communication and mutually beneficial solutions;

      h. submit to the President recommendations for reductions in weapons of mass destruction, and make annual reports to the President on the sale of arms from Atlasia to other nations, with analysis of the impact of such sales on the defense of Atlasia and how such sales affect peace;

      j. support the implementation of international peacebuilding strategies through a balanced use of peacebuilding, diplomacy, development, and defense.

iii. Human Security Responsibilities.—The Secretary shall address and offer nonviolent conflict resolution strategies and suggest resources for unarmed civilian peacekeepers to the appropriate relevant parties on issues of human security if such security is threatened by conflict, whether such conflict is geographic, religious, ethnic, racial, or class-based in its origin, derives from economic concerns, or is initiated through disputes concerning scarcity of natural resources (such as water and energy resources), food, trade, or climate and environmental concerns.


Section Three - Monthly Report + Funding

i. Monthly Report of the Peace Secretary. On the first Saturday of every month, the Secretary shall publish a report of the status of peacekeeping operations, both domestically and internationally. Every forth month, the Secretary shall publish a funding report, detailing how much the Department has spent and for what measures.

ii. Limitation On Use Of Funds.—Of the amounts appropriated pursuant to subsection (a), at least 85 percent shall be used for domestic peace programs, including administrative costs associated with such programs.


Section Four - Peace Day

i. September 21st shall be accepted as 'International Peace Day'. The Secretary shall recognize the 21st of September as International Peace Day, working with UN Organizations to help negotiate cease-fires on this day, especially. He shall also encourage citizens to observe and celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace on Peace Days. Such days shall include discussions of the professional activities and the achievements in the lives of peacemakers.
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« Reply #156 on: March 15, 2017, 08:13:23 pm »
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A BILL:
To establish and create a national cabinet-level executive department of peacebuilding and peacekeeping

Be it enacted by both chambers of Congress assembled:

Title: The Department of Peace Act

Section One - Establishment:

i. There is hereby established a Department of Peace which shall:

      a. be a department in the executive branch of the Federal Government; and

      b. be dedicated to peacebuilding, peacemaking, and the study and promotion of conditions      conducive to both domestic and international peace and a culture of peace.


ii. Secretary Of Peacebuilding. — There shall be at the head of the Department a Secretary of Peacebuilding, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

iii. The Mission of The Department of Peacebuilding shall be:

      a. cultivate peace and peacebuilding as a strategic national policy objective;

      b. reduce and prevent violence in Atlasia and internationally through peacebuilding and effective nonviolent conflict resolution;

      c. strengthen nonmilitary means of peacemaking;

      d. take a proactive, strategic approach in the development of field-tested, best practices and policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful resolution of conflict, and structured mediation of conflict;

      e. address matters both domestic and international in scope;

     f. provide an institutional platform for the growing wealth of expertise in peacebuilding to dramatically reduce the national and global epidemic of violence;

      g. support local communities in finding, funding, replicating, and expanding programs to reduce and prevent violence;

     h. invest in nongovernmental organizations that have implemented successful initiatives to reduce and prevent violence, both internationally and domestically; and

      i. consult with other Federal agencies to apply and practice the science of peacebuilding in their respective fields of responsibility

     j. conduct research and investigation of peacekeeping matters and solutions, both domestically and around the world.


Section Two - Responsibilities and Powers:

i.  In General.—The Secretary shall—

      a. work proactively and interactively with each branch of the Federal Government, and other cabinet secretaries on all policy matters relating to conditions of peace;

      b. call on the experience and expertise of the people of the Atlasia and seek participation in the development of policy from private, public, and nongovernmental organizations;

      c. monitor and analyze causative principles of conflict and make policy recommendations for developing and maintaining peaceful conduct;

      d. research effective violence reduction programs and promote and promulgate such programs within Government and society; and

      e. consult with private, public, and nongovernmental organizations to develop a metric model that provides the means to measure and report progress toward peace in Atlasia to the President, Congress, and the people of Atlasia, and issue reports on such progress monthly.

ii.  Domestic Responsibilities.—The Secretary shall collaborate with governmental and nongovernmental entities and citizens to promote personal and community security and peace by—

      a. developing new policies and supporting existing policies that effectively address personal and family violence, including suicide, domestic violence, spousal abuse, child abuse, and mistreatment of the elderly;

      b. creating new policies and programs and expanding existing policies and programs that effectively reduce drug and alcohol abuse;

      c. developing new policies and programs and expanding existing policies and programs that effectively address crime, punishment, and rehabilitation, including: working to reduce prison recidivism rates, supporting the implementation of nonviolent conflict resolution education and training for victims, perpetrators, and those who work with them; and

      d. developing new and expanding effective programs that relate to the societal challenges of school violence, gangs, racial or ethnic violence, violence against gays and lesbians, and police-community relations disputes;

      e. analyzing existing policies, employing successful, field-tested programs, and developing new approaches for dealing with the tools of violence, including handguns, especially among youth;

     f. making policy recommendations to the Attorney General regarding civil rights and labor law;

      g. assisting in the establishment and funding of community-based violence prevention programs, including violence prevention counseling and peer mediation in schools and unarmed civilian peacekeeping at a local level;

      h. providing for public education programs and advocating on behalf of individuals victimized by violence along with counseling strategies that promote tolerance and respect for the diversity of the people of Atlasia with regard to race, religion, creed, gender and gender identification, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, and other perceived difference; and

      j. supporting local community initiatives that draw on neighborhood resources to create peace projects that facilitate the development of conflict resolution and thereby inform and inspire national policy.

iii.  International Responsibilities.—The Secretary shall-

      a. advise the President and the Secretary of State on matters relating to national security, including the protection of human rights and the prevention of, amelioration of, and de-escalation of unarmed and armed international conflict and in consultation with the Secretary of State, develop strategies for sustainability and management of the distribution of international funds;

      b. contribute to and participate in the development of training of all Atlasian personnel who administer post-conflict reconstruction and demobilization in war-torn societies;

      c. sponsor country and regional conflict-prevention and dispute-resolution initiatives, create special task forces, and draw on local, regional, and national expertise to develop plans and programs for addressing the root sources of conflict in troubled areas;

      d. counsel and advocate on behalf of women victimized by violence, including rape, leading up to conflict, during conflict, and in post-conflict situations;

      e. provide for exchanges between Atlasia and other nations of individuals who endeavor to develop domestic and international peace-based initiatives;

     f. encourage the development of international sister city programs, pairing Atlasian cities with cities around the globe for artistic, cultural, economic, educational, and faith-based exchanges;

      g. bring together all stakeholders who are impacted by a conflict by facilitating peace summits where such stakeholders may gather under carefully prepared conditions to promote nonviolent communication and mutually beneficial solutions;

      h. submit to the President recommendations for reductions in weapons of mass destruction, and make annual reports to the President on the sale of arms from Atlasia to other nations, with analysis of the impact of such sales on the defense of Atlasia and how such sales affect peace;

      j. support the implementation of international peacebuilding strategies through a balanced use of peacebuilding, diplomacy, development, and defense.

iii. Human Security Responsibilities.—The Secretary shall address and offer nonviolent conflict resolution strategies and suggest resources for unarmed civilian peacekeepers to the appropriate relevant parties on issues of human security if such security is threatened by conflict, whether such conflict is geographic, religious, ethnic, racial, or class-based in its origin, derives from economic concerns, or is initiated through disputes concerning scarcity of natural resources (such as water and energy resources), food, trade, or climate and environmental concerns.


Section Three - Monthly Report + Funding

i. Monthly Report of the Peace Secretary. On the first Saturday of every month, the Secretary shall publish a report of the status of peacekeeping operations, both domestically and internationally. Every forth month, the Secretary shall publish a funding report, detailing how much the Department has spent and for what measures.

ii. Limitation On Use Of Funds.—Of the amounts appropriated pursuant to subsection (a), at least 85 percent shall be used for domestic peace programs, including administrative costs associated with such programs.


Section Four - Peace Day

i. September 21st shall be accepted as 'International Peace Day'. The Secretary shall recognize the 21st of September as International Peace Day, working with UN Organizations to help negotiate cease-fires on this day, especially. He shall also encourage citizens to observe and celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace on Peace Days. Such days shall include discussions of the professional activities and the achievements in the lives of peacemakers.

I'll sponsor on the behalf of NeverAgain. Anyone wanna co-sponsor with me? You are welcome.
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« Reply #157 on: March 16, 2017, 09:34:29 am »
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House Bill
To end the taxes and subsidies that encourages the prevalence of High Fructose Corn Syrup in food products and contributes to multiple widespread health problems.

Be it enacted in both Houses of Congress Assembled,
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Bill Title: The Ending High Fructose Corn Syrup Subsidization Act

Section 1: Sugar Tariffs
1. All Tariffs are removed on imported sugar. 


Section 2: Corn Subsidies
1. Corn sold for the production of high fructose corn syrup, will no longer be eligible for any form of subsidization.

2. The money saved from such subsidies will be redirected towards research into the treatment and cure for diabetes administered by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality within the Department of Internal Affairs, sub-department of Science and Technology.

Section 3: Effectiveness
1. This bill go into effect June 1, 2017.
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« Reply #159 on: March 19, 2017, 07:50:09 pm »
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The dfwlibertylover minimum wage Act of 2017

1. The minimum wage shall officially be adjusted to match the following levels by January 1, 2020 nationally

A. Urban minimum wage values shall be set at $14.00 a hour

B. Suburban minimum wage values shall be set at $12.00 a hour

C. Exurban/Rural minumum wage values shall be set at $10.00 a hour

2. Regions may adjust these minimum wage values, but may not adjust any of these values below $10.00 a hour state by state

3. Minimum Wage area thresholds shall be determined by the following:

A. An Urban area shall be defined as a city with at least 100,000 people in it or as a county with at least 250,000 people in it.

B. A Suburban area shall be defined as a city with between 25,000 and 100,000 people in it or as a county with between 100,000 and 250,000 people in it.

C. An Exurban/Rural area shall be defined as a city with less than 25,000 people in it or as a county with below 100,000 people in it.

D. In areas where the county has less than 100,000 people in it, only cities with more than 25,000 people in it shall have the suburban minimum wage applied, all areas outside of this city shall have a minimum wage of a rural area.
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The dfwlibertylover minimum wage Act of 2017

1. The minimum wage shall officially be adjusted to match the following levels by January 1, 2020 nationally

A. Urban minimum wage values shall be set at $14.00 a hour

B. Suburban minimum wage values shall be set at $12.00 a hour

C. Exurban/Rural minumum wage values shall be set at $10.00 a hour

2. Regions may adjust these minimum wage values, but may not adjust any of these values below $10.00 a hour state by state

3. Minimum Wage area thresholds shall be determined by the following:

A. An Urban area shall be defined as a city with at least 100,000 people in it or as a county with at least 250,000 people in it.

B. A Suburban area shall be defined as a city with between 25,000 and 100,000 people in it or as a county with between 100,000 and 250,000 people in it.

C. An Exurban/Rural area shall be defined as a city with less than 25,000 people in it or as a county with below 100,000 people in it.

D. In areas where the county has less than 100,000 people in it, only cities with more than 25,000 people in it shall have the suburban minimum wage applied, all areas outside of this city shall have a minimum wage of a rural area.

I would like to sponsor this legislation.
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The dfwlibertylover minimum wage Act of 2017

1. The minimum wage shall officially be adjusted to match the following levels by January 1, 2020 nationally

A. Urban minimum wage values shall be set at $14.00 a hour

B. Suburban minimum wage values shall be set at $12.00 a hour

C. Exurban/Rural minumum wage values shall be set at $10.00 a hour

2. Regions may adjust these minimum wage values, but may not adjust any of these values below $10.00 a hour state by state

3. Minimum Wage area thresholds shall be determined by the following:

A. An Urban area shall be defined as a city with at least 100,000 people in it or as a county with at least 250,000 people in it.

B. A Suburban area shall be defined as a city with between 25,000 and 100,000 people in it or as a county with between 100,000 and 250,000 people in it.

C. An Exurban/Rural area shall be defined as a city with less than 25,000 people in it or as a county with below 100,000 people in it.

D. In areas where the county has less than 100,000 people in it, only cities with more than 25,000 people in it shall have the suburban minimum wage applied, all areas outside of this city shall have a minimum wage of a rural area.

I would like to sponsor this legislation.

I would like to cosponsor with Ted Bessell on the behalf of President dfwlibertylover.
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A Bill
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SECTION 1. TITLE

1. The title of this Act shall be “The Rent Is Too Damn High Act of 2017”

SECTION 2. AFFORDABLE RENTS

1. The rent for existing apartments in areas with an overstretched housing market shall never be higher than 10% than the customary comparative rent. The states determine the place of these areas.
2. Broker commissions have to be borne by the lessor.

SECTION 3. EFFECTIVENESS

1. This bill go into effect July 1, 2017.
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Esteemed members of the House, which of you would be willing to introduce The Common Sense Gun Control bill?

The Common Sense Gun Control Act

There have been too many deaths caused by people who should have no right to have any guns in the first place.

Universal background checks for all firearm sales.
 
Administration to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun and make recommendations to ensure dangerous people aren't slipping through the cracks.
 
Remove barriers that prevent reporting information on people prohibited from gun ownership for mental health reasons.
 
Military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines will not be made available to private citizens

Reinstate and strengthen the ban on assault weapons.
 
Limit ammunition magazines to 10 rounds.
 
Ban possession of armor-piercing ammunition by anyone other than the military and law enforcement.
 
Gun violence research

Administration to conduct research into the causes and prevention of gun violence.
 
Provide $10 million for additional research on relationship between video games, media images and violence.
 
Gun safety

Launch a national campaign to promote common-sense safety measures.
 
Review and enhance safety standards for gun locks and gun safes.
 
Administration to review gun safety technologies.
 
Challenge private sector to develop gun safety technology.
 
 
More on School safety

Administration to examine the feasibility of placing an armed guard in every school.

Provide incentives for police departments to hire school resource officers through hiring grants.
 
Give $150 million to school districts and law enforcement agencies to hire school resource officers, school psychologists, social workers and counselors.
 
Provide $30 million in one-time grants to help school districts develop emergency management plans.
 
Give schools and other institutions a model for how to develop and implement emergency plans.
 
Provide $50 million to help 8,000 more schools train their teachers and staff to create safer and more nurturing environments.
 
Share best practices on school discipline.
 
Mental health

Provide $55 million for new initiative to make sure students get treatment for mental health issues.
 
Provide $25 million for strategies supporting individuals ages 16-25 with mental health or substance abuse issues.
 
Provide $25 million to offer students mental health services for trauma or anxiety.
 
Provide $50 million to train 5,000 additional mental health professionals serving children and young adults.
 
Clarify that the health-care law does not prohibit doctors from asking their patients about guns in their homes.
 
Launch a national dialogue about mental illness.
 
Finalize requirements for private health insurance plans to cover mental health services.

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/obama-gun-proposals/index.html)
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Esteemed members of the House, which of you would be willing to introduce The Common Sense Gun Control bill?

The Common Sense Gun Control Act

There have been too many deaths caused by people who should have no right to have any guns in the first place.

Universal background checks for all firearm sales.
 
Administration to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun and make recommendations to ensure dangerous people aren't slipping through the cracks.
 
Remove barriers that prevent reporting information on people prohibited from gun ownership for mental health reasons.
 
Military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines will not be made available to private citizens

Reinstate and strengthen the ban on assault weapons.
 
Limit ammunition magazines to 10 rounds.
 
Ban possession of armor-piercing ammunition by anyone other than the military and law enforcement.
 
Gun violence research

Administration to conduct research into the causes and prevention of gun violence.
 
Provide $10 million for additional research on relationship between video games, media images and violence.
 
Gun safety

Launch a national campaign to promote common-sense safety measures.
 
Review and enhance safety standards for gun locks and gun safes.
 
Administration to review gun safety technologies.
 
Challenge private sector to develop gun safety technology.
 
 
More on School safety

Administration to examine the feasibility of placing an armed guard in every school.

Provide incentives for police departments to hire school resource officers through hiring grants.
 
Give $150 million to school districts and law enforcement agencies to hire school resource officers, school psychologists, social workers and counselors.
 
Provide $30 million in one-time grants to help school districts develop emergency management plans.
 
Give schools and other institutions a model for how to develop and implement emergency plans.
 
Provide $50 million to help 8,000 more schools train their teachers and staff to create safer and more nurturing environments.
 
Share best practices on school discipline.
 
Mental health

Provide $55 million for new initiative to make sure students get treatment for mental health issues.
 
Provide $25 million for strategies supporting individuals ages 16-25 with mental health or substance abuse issues.
 
Provide $25 million to offer students mental health services for trauma or anxiety.
 
Provide $50 million to train 5,000 additional mental health professionals serving children and young adults.
 
Clarify that the health-care law does not prohibit doctors from asking their patients about guns in their homes.
 
Launch a national dialogue about mental illness.
 
Finalize requirements for private health insurance plans to cover mental health services.

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/obama-gun-proposals/index.html)


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« Reply #165 on: April 17, 2017, 04:21:30 pm »
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This bill is a wish list, not a piece of legislation. I am afraid I will have to deem in functionally impractical if it is not revised.
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« Reply #166 on: April 17, 2017, 06:09:02 pm »
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The Senate is also considering similar legislation currently...
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« Reply #167 on: April 17, 2017, 10:05:45 pm »
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To reduce risks to the financial sector, by limiting risk banks engaging in risky activities, conflicts of interests, and to reinstate The Glass Steagall Act


Be it enacted in both Houses of Congress Assembled
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Bill Title: This Bill is to be called "The 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act".

Section I: Definitions
1. Depository entity - banking entity whose activities are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); receives deposits; extends credit; discounts and negotiates promissory notes, drafts, bills of exchange, and other evidences of debt; and secured loans.
2. Insurance entity - Any entity that overs to protect against a financial loss, in exchange for an ongoing financial payment.
3. Securities entity - any entity engaged in issue, flotation, underwriting, public sale, or distribution of stocks, bonds, debentures, notes, or other securities; activities of a broker or dealer, futures merchant, or investment adviser; hedge fund or private equity investments. 
4. Swap entity - includes swap dealer or swap participant
5. Hedge Fund - a limited partnership of investors that engages in high risks security and investment activities, using borrowed money.

Section II: Separating Financial Entities
1. No depository entity may become affiliated with or in common ownership with any insurance company, securities entity, swap entity, or hedge fund.
2. No depository entity may engage in the activities of an insurance company, securities entity, swap entity or hedge fund.
3. No Person employed in such capacities for the above agencies, shall be employed on the board of a depository agency.
3. No depository entity may acquire or sell a structure or synthetic financial product composed of other securities, swaps, asset or index of assets.

Section III: Enforcement
1. Failure to comply with the terms of this act will result in a fine of 10% of net profits for 10 years, and the termination of activities in violation
2. Existing companies that engage in activities that violate the terms of Section II, will have 2 years to transition to state of compliance, a process that will be overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporations.
3. Such Existing Companies may request six month extensions from above agencies if the Federal Reserve Board of Governors certifies that such extension is in the public interest, but no company will receive an extension greater than one year.
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« Reply #168 on: May 08, 2017, 05:56:20 pm »
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I guess we should get going then... Wink

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Atlasian Regional Powers Commission Act
An act to create a commission that shall produce a report on which, if any, exclusive policy areas regional legislatures should control and should be excluded from Congressional control; to detail membership of the commission; to detail a timeline in which the commission shall conclude their report.

1. Background
a. A commission shall be created to look into the creation of exclusive powers for the regional legislatures, ending Congress’ ability to legislate in the specified policy areas.
b. The commission shall look into the creation of a funding mechanism to allow for the Federal Government to assist with funding for regional programmes.

2. Membership of the Commission
a. The commission shall include:
    i. A member of the executive nominated by the President.
        1. The member of the executive shall temporarily chair the commission, until a chair has been elected by the commissioners.
    ii. The leaders of each of the regions.
    iii. Up to three members nominated by Congress.
        1. Up to one member shall be nominated by the Senate.
        2. Up to two members shall be nominated by the House.
        3. Any Atlasian citizen may be nominated.
b. No member of this commission shall be allowed to be on any other public Congressional commission until the completion of the commission’s report.
c. Members of the commission shall be replaced in the event of a vacant seat under the terms of Section 2a.

3. Timeline
a. The commission shall produce a report for Congress on regional powers.
    i. This report shall be completed at least 90 days after the passage of this act.
    ii. The President shall be allowed to extend the deadline by 30 days via executive order.
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« Reply #169 on: May 08, 2017, 11:49:03 pm »
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Its about damn time someone started introducing some bills. Tongue
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« Reply #170 on: May 09, 2017, 01:35:29 pm »
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The Currency of Atlasia Act

Section I. Purpose
1. The purpose of "The Currency of Atlasia Act" is to establish an official currency for the Republic of Atlasia.

Section II. Coins of Atlasia
1. The Republic of Atlasia's coins shall include and be worth the following with respect to the Atlasian Dollar:
         a. Penny - shall be worth 1¢ (or equivalent 1% of the $1 dollar bill).
         b. Nickel - shall be worth 5¢ (or equivalent 5% of the $1 dollar bill).
         c. Dime - shall be worth 10¢ (or equivalent 10% of the $1 dollar bill).
         d. Quarter - shall be worth 25¢ (or equivalent 25% of the $1 dollar bill).

Section III. Dollars of Atlasia
1. The Republic of Atlasia's dollar bills shall include the following:
         a. $1 bill
         b. $5 bill
         c. $10 bill
         d. $20 bill
         e. $50 bill
         f. $100 bill

Section IV. The Beginning
1. "The Currency of Atlasia Act" shall officially go into effect on August 1, 2017.

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« Reply #171 on: May 09, 2017, 03:53:43 pm »
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A House Bill
to support Atlasian citizens and
to guarantee affordable room for living

SECTION 1. TITLE

1. The title of this house bill shall be “Antineutrino-Simossad Affordable Housing Act of 2017.”

SECTION 2. RENT CONTROLS MEASUREMENTS

1.  The regional governments may select areas in which the Federal Rent Control comes into effect.

2.  The Federal Rent Control provides the rents for existing apartments in overstretched housing
markets not to increase more than a set percentage than the customary comparative rent.

3.  The Federal Rent Control may have five classes:
3.a Class 1  -  5% of the customary comparative rent.
3.b Class 2  -  10% of the customary comparative rent.
3.c Class 3  -  15% of the customary comparative rent.
3.d Class 4  -  20% of the customary comparative rent.
3.e Class 5  -  25% of the customary comparative rent.

4.  The regional governments may determine the class of the Federal Rent Control.

SECTION 3. BOOKER COMMISSIONS

1.  Booker commissions have to be borne by the lessor.

SECTION 4. FILLING EMPTY AND ABANDONED HOMES

1.  The “Real Estate Revivification Program” (RERP) is hereby established.

2.  The RERP provides the a reduction of the property tax on the respective real estate for natural persons who buy abandoned houses and apartments and offer these respective properties for letting.
2.a Legal persons who buy apartments which have been empty for more than 12 months and let them for a rent which is not higher than the customary comparative rent shall receive a reduction of the property tax by 50 percent on the respective apartment.
2.b Legal persons who buy houses which have been empty for more than 12 months and let them for a rent which is not higher than the customary comparative rent shall receive a reduction of the property tax by 75 percent on the respective apartment.
2.c Legal persons who buy apartments which have been empty for more than 12 months and resell them for an amount which is not higher than 20 percent of the cost price after a fundamental renovation shall receive 50 percent of the renovation costs.
2.d Legal persons who buy houses which have been empty for more than 12 months and resell them for an amount which is not higher than 20 percent of the cost price after a fundamental renovation shall receive 75 percent of the renovation costs.

3. The RERP provides a nationwide distribution programme for housing.
3.a Apartments and houses that have been empty for the duration of 24 months shall be included into a housing pool.
3.b Natural citizens shall have the right to sign in the distribution programme.
3.c Citizens who signed in the distribution programme shall be allotted to a real estate included in the housing pool within a radius of 30 miles. The respective citizen has to pay 50 percent of the average rent of comparable houses and apartments. Another 25 percent shall be borne by the RERP. The reduction of rent shall last 24 months. After these 24 months, the lessor shall not raise the rent more than 10 percent within the duration of 12 months.
3.d Families and citizens who are registered in the distribution programme longer than other individuals shall receive houses and apartments of higher value.
3.e Condominium owners are allowed to prohibit the distribution programme to include their respective properties.

Sponsors: Pessimistic Antineutrino (Fed) & Simossad (Lab)
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« Reply #172 on: May 10, 2017, 03:01:06 pm »
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The Storm Surge, Coastal Flooding, and Tsunami Prevention Act of 2017
1. 500 Million dollars shall be allocated to research new ways to prevent and/or hinder storm surge flooding from hurricanes, tropical storms, and nor'easters along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean coastlines of Atlasia.
2. 500 Million dollars shall be allocated to research new ways to prevent and/or hinder tsunami-based flooding from earthquakes and landslides both local and distant along the Pacific Ocean coastline of Atlasia.
3. Up to 800 Billion dollars shall be set aside and reserve for construction of various dams, barrier islands, and potential seawalls once the research of how this may be accomplished and what, if any impact this may have on the environment is complete.
4. Climate Change may also be considered, particularly along vulnerable urban coastlines for prevention of coastal flooding as well.



I would like someone to sponsor this bill, please feel free to amend it as needed, this is just a prototype but an issue I feel is frequently ignored as climate change occurs. (Even if you don't believe climate change is happening, it is imperative to stop storm surge flooding and especially Tsunamis from wreaking havoc on our shores).
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« Reply #173 on: May 11, 2017, 12:40:00 am »
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The Storm Surge, Coastal Flooding, and Tsunami Prevention Act of 2017
1. 500 Million dollars shall be allocated to research new ways to prevent and/or hinder storm surge flooding from hurricanes, tropical storms, and nor'easters along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean coastlines of Atlasia.
2. 500 Million dollars shall be allocated to research new ways to prevent and/or hinder tsunami-based flooding from earthquakes and landslides both local and distant along the Pacific Ocean coastline of Atlasia.
3. Up to 800 Billion dollars shall be set aside and reserve for construction of various dams, barrier islands, and potential seawalls once the research of how this may be accomplished and what, if any impact this may have on the environment is complete.
4. Climate Change may also be considered, particularly along vulnerable urban coastlines for prevention of coastal flooding as well.



I would like someone to sponsor this bill, please feel free to amend it as needed, this is just a prototype but an issue I feel is frequently ignored as climate change occurs. (Even if you don't believe climate change is happening, it is imperative to stop storm surge flooding and especially Tsunamis from wreaking havoc on our shores).

Sure, I'll sponsor it.
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« Reply #174 on: May 19, 2017, 10:45:20 pm »
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In the pursuit of Tax, and Healthcare Reform of which my proposals are in the works, I decided this could be a comprehensive thing we could first sink our teeth into.
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An Act
to send a receipt to each taxpayer on
where and how their money was spent by this government.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Atlasia in Congress assembled...


SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This shall be cited as the "Taxpayer Receipt Act of 2017"

SEC. 2. ITEMIZED FEDERAL TAX RECEIPT.

I. - Itemized Federal Tax Receipt:  The Internal Revenue Service is hereby authorized and mandated to send to every taxpayer who files an individual income tax return for any taxable year an itemized Federal tax receipt showing a proportionate allocation (in money terms) of the taxpayer's total tax payment for such taxable year among major expenditure categories for the fiscal year ending in such taxable year. The Federal tax receipt shall also include 2 separate line items showing the amount of Federal debt per legal Atlasian resident at the end of such fiscal year, and the amount of additional borrowing per legal Atlasian resident by the Federal Government in such fiscal year.

II. -  Timing Of Federal Tax Receipt: A Federal tax receipt shall be made available to each taxpayer as soon as practicable upon the processing of that taxpayer’s income tax return by the Internal Revenue Service.

III. - Use Of Technologies: The Internal Revenue Service is encouraged to utilize modern technologies such as electronic mail and the Internet to minimize the cost of sending Federal tax receipts to taxpayers. The Internal Revenue Service shall establish an interactive program on its Internet Web site to allow taxpayers to generate Federal tax receipts on their own.


SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

This act shall apply to taxable years beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.

I would enjoy a Representative sponsoring this for me.
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