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« Reply #1725 on: March 07, 2015, 06:50:08 am »
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Can someone (not TNF, obviously nothing personal, but due to the rules it would take ages to get to the floor Tongue) sponsor this?

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The Official Constitution Act
1. For the purposes of all judgments using the atlasian constitution an official copy is hereby created.
2. This copy shall be a wiki article entitled "The Official Constitution of Atlasia"
3. Editing this copy with malicious intent shall henceforth be punished by a voting ban of up to 2 years, and an indefinitely long ban on holding office
I will sponsor that for you.

And bore, shall I remind you that you can activate a slot for you? Tongue
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« Reply #1726 on: March 09, 2015, 08:07:21 pm »
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7. The President shall have the power to grant reprieves and pardons to any individual other than him for offenses against Atlasia, except in cases of impeachment.

Sponsored on behalf of private citizen.
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« Reply #1727 on: March 10, 2015, 06:37:02 pm »
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Fairness in Cabinet Obligations Amendment
Clause b of the Twenty-Fourth Amendment to the Third Constitution shall be added to read:
b) Members of the Senate may concurrently hold positions in the President's cabinet, excepting the positions of Secretary of Federal Elections, Registrar General and Game Moderator.
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« Reply #1728 on: March 15, 2015, 09:27:48 am »
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Federal Reserve Reform Repeal Act
Federal Reserve Reform Act is hereby repealed
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« Reply #1729 on: March 16, 2015, 09:11:18 pm »
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It's Only Dignified to Do...After All This Time Act

1. The Federal Government shall recognize for all purposes related to legislation, appropriation, redistricting and voter registration/citizenship each set of names for the following states and provinces as legally interchangeable:

"Minnesota" and "Joy",
"Iowa" and "Moxie",
"North Dakota" and "Serenity",
"South Dakota" and "Vitality",
"Nebraska" and "Grit",
"Kansas" and "Harmony",
"Oklahoma" and "Bluster",
"Montana" and "Wonderment"
"Wyoming" and "Amity",
"Colorado" and "Mirth"
"Alberta" and "[TBD]"
"Saskatchewan" and "[TBD]"
"Manitoba" and "[TBD]"
"Northwest Territories" and "[TBD]"

It'll have to be cleaned up and expanded, most likely. I'm trying to determine what constitutionally might need to be amended...
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« Reply #1730 on: March 18, 2015, 10:23:16 pm »
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Affirmative Consent in Post-Secondary Education Act of 2015

Section 1 - Introductory Matter
1. In order to receive federal financial assistance from July 1, 2015, a post-secondary educational institution (hereafter referred to as the "institution") must adopt a policy concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, as defined in relevant regional and federal statute involving a student, both on and off campus.
2. The Secretary of Internal Affairs is hereby directed to develop a similar agreement with the regional governments regarding regional financial assistance to post-secondary institutions.

Section 2 - The Policy
1. The said policy shall consist of the following:
    (1) An affirmative consent standard in the determination of whether consent was given by both parties to sexual activity. ďAffirmative consentĒ means affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. It is the responsibility of each person involved in the sexual activity to ensure that he or she has the affirmative consent of the other or others to engage in the sexual activity. Lack of protest or resistance does not mean consent, nor does silence mean consent. Affirmative consent must be ongoing throughout a sexual activity and can be revoked at any time. The existence of a dating relationship between the persons involved, or the fact of past sexual relations between them, should never by itself be assumed to be an indicator of consent.
    (2) A policy that, in the evaluation of complaints in any disciplinary process, it shall not be a valid excuse to alleged lack of affirmative consent that the accused believed that the complainant consented to the sexual activity under either of the following circumstances:
        (A) The accusedís belief in affirmative consent arose from the intoxication or recklessness of the accused.
        (B) The accused did not take reasonable steps, in the circumstances known to the accused at the time, to ascertain whether the complainant affirmatively consented.
    (3) A policy that the standard used in determining whether the elements of the complaint against the accused have been demonstrated is the preponderance of the evidence.
    (4) A policy that, in the evaluation of complaints in the disciplinary process, it shall not be a valid excuse that the accused believed that the complainant affirmatively consented to the sexual activity if the accused knew or reasonably should have known that the complainant was unable to consent to the sexual activity under any of the following circumstances:
        (A) The complainant was asleep or unconscious.
        (B) The complainant was incapacitated due to the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication, so that the complainant could not understand the fact, nature, or extent of the sexual activity.
        (C) The complainant was unable to communicate due to a mental or physical condition.

Section 3 - Establishing Policies Dealing With Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking
1. In order to receive federal funds for student financial assistance, the institution shall adopt detailed and victim-centered policies and protocols regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking involving a student that comport with best practices and current professional standards. At a minimum, the policies and protocols shall cover all of the following:
    (1) A policy statement on how the institution will provide appropriate protections for the privacy of individuals involved, including confidentiality.
    (2) Initial response by the institutionís personnel to a report of an incident, including requirements specific to assisting the victim, providing information in writing about the importance of preserving evidence, and the identification and location of witnesses.
    (3) Response to stranger and nonstranger sexual assault.
    (4) The preliminary victim interview, including the development of a victim interview protocol, and a comprehensive followup victim interview, as appropriate.
    (5) Contacting and interviewing the accused.
    (6) Seeking the identification and location of witnesses.
    (7) Providing written notification to the victim about the availability of, and contact information for, on- and off-campus resources and services, and coordination with law enforcement, as appropriate.
    (8 ) Participation of victim advocates and other supporting people.
    (9) Investigating allegations that alcohol or drugs were involved in the incident.
    (10) Providing that an individual who participates as a complainant or witness in an investigation of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking will not be subject to disciplinary sanctions for a violation of the institutionís student conduct policy at or near the time of the incident, unless the institution determines that the violation was egregious, including, but not limited to, an action that places the health or safety of any other person at risk or involves plagiarism, cheating, or academic dishonesty.
    (11) The role of the institutional staff supervision.
    (12) A comprehensive, trauma-informed training program for campus officials involved in investigating and adjudicating sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking cases.
    (13) Procedures for confidential reporting by victims and third parties.

Section 4 - Establishing Memoranda of Understanding With Partner Organizations
1. In order to receive federal funds for student financial assistance, the  institution shall, to the extent feasible, enter into memoranda of understanding, agreements, or collaborative partnerships with existing on-campus and community-based organizations, including rape crisis centers, to refer students for assistance or make services available to students, including counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, and legal assistance, and including resources for the accused.

Section 5 - Establishing Comprehensive Prevention and Outreach Programs Addressing Sexual Violence
1. In order to receive federal funds for student financial assistance, the institution shall implement comprehensive prevention and outreach programs addressing sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
2. A comprehensive prevention program shall include a range of prevention strategies, including, but not limited to, empowerment programming for victim prevention, awareness raising campaigns, primary prevention, bystander intervention, and risk reduction. Outreach programs shall be provided to make students aware of the institutionís policy on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
3. At a minimum, an outreach program shall include a process for contacting and informing the student body, campus organizations, athletic programs, and student groups about the institutionís overall sexual assault policy, the practical implications of an affirmative consent standard, and the rights and responsibilities of students under the policy.
4. Outreach programming shall be included as part of every incoming studentís orientation.

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« Reply #1731 on: March 20, 2015, 04:37:07 pm »
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I would like to request for a Senator to kindly sponsor this bill on my behalf:

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Postal Service Community Financial Lending Act of 2015

Section 1 -- Empowering the Postal Service to Offer Basic Financial Services
The Atlasian Postal Service is hereby authorized and directed to offer the following basic financial services in each of its respective branches:
    a. small-dollar loans;
    b. alone, or in partnership with depository institutions (as defined in federal statute) and credit unions:
        i. checking accounts and interest-bearing savings accounts; and
        ii. services relating to international money transfers;
    c. such other basic financial services as the Postal Service determines appropriate in the public interest; and
    d. the creation of a "Postal Card" that allows users to engage in the financial services described under this paragraph.

Section 2 -- Effective Date
This Act shall take effect sixty days after becoming law.
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« Reply #1732 on: March 20, 2015, 05:01:15 pm »
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I've been advised that using the Public Legislation Submission Thread would be a more effective method of introducing this legislation. Therefore I will move my bill to that thread.
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« Reply #1733 on: March 27, 2015, 09:16:41 am »
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Cooperatives Administration Act of 2015

Section 1. Cooperatives Administration
1. The Senate hereby appropriates $TBD toward the establishment of a Cooperatives Administration under the purview of the Department of Internal Affairs.
2. The Cooperatives Administration will be modeled on the existing Small Business Administration and shall have, for its purpose, aiding the development of cooperative enterprises. In that capacity, the Cooperatives Administration will provide low interest loans to cooperative enterprises, information on successful business practices, and other information and aid of interest to cooperative enterprises.
3. All loans and other forms of aid currently provided to cooperative enterprises by the Small Business Administration, as described in the Cooperative Development Act of 2014, are hereby the responsibility of the Cooperatives Administration, which shall conduct all dealings with cooperative enterprises on behalf of the Republic of Atlasia.

Section 2: Expanding the Cooperative Sector
1. Upon the passage of this legislation, one-third (1/3rd) of federal contracts shall be reserved for cooperative enterprises.
2. Contributions by cooperative enterprises toward Social Security and other federal programs traditionally made by employers shall henceforth be paid in full by the Republic of Atlasia federal government.
3. The Republic of Atlasia Treasury shall henceforth issue 'Solidarity Bonds' with the express goal of using these for investing in and expanding the cooperative sector. Persons who purchase Solidarity Bonds shall not be taxed for any income derived from the cashing in of a Solidarity Bond.
4. Cooperative enterprises are hereby exempt from all extant anti-trust legislation.

Section 3: Implementation
Unless stated otherwise herein, this legislation shall take effect July 1, 2015.
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