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« Reply #1525 on: July 09, 2014, 03:05:13 am »
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The Attorney General Renumbering Resolution

1. The Senate of Atlasia, in accordance with its Article 1, Section 5, Clause 28 powers over the executive departments, hereby grants the Attorney General, and any of his lawfully confirmed deputies, the ability to retroactively change the numbering of any statute to promote the clarity of said statute without changing its meaning.

2. This Resolution shall not be construed to allow the Attorney General to change the content of the bill in any way, shape, or form without the consent of the Senate.

3. The term "numbering" refers to the numbers assigned to particular articles, sections, or clauses for the sake of organization and ordering, and does not include the use of numbers to determine quotas, dollar amounts, limits, percentages, or any other use of numbers within the text of the legislation at hand.

4. The Attorney General, or one of his deputies, must inform the Senate of any such changes in a public post on the Atlas Fantasy Government board, in either the thread of the particular statute being changed, or in any stickied thread devoted to Senate proceedings. This statement shall not be construed to allow the Attorney General to post in a stickied Senate thread and interrupt Senate proceedings by creating a discontinuity in a legislative queue, noticeboard, or amendment tracker.

5. The Senate retains the right to revisit any changes by the Attorney General or his deputies, and revert or augment them to promote clarity. The Senate also retains any reserved right to amend the bill in any form.
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« Reply #1526 on: July 10, 2014, 03:45:56 pm »
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The Candidacy Withdrawal Initiative

1. All declared candidates for office who decide to withdraw their candidacies prior to any election they are running in within the Republic of Atlasia must state their intentions in the Candidate Declaration Thread through a separate post.

2. Neither the Secretary of Federal Elections, regional executives, nor any other official responsible for the opening of a voting booth shall be responsible for the inclusion of withdrawn candidates who failed to withdraw from their respective elections via a separate post on the Candidate Declaration Thread.

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« Reply #1527 on: July 12, 2014, 07:53:41 am »
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A Resolution
To amend the OSPR to further the replacement of latent incorrect references and define the terms of redraft votes.

Title: This Resolution shall be entitled the "Windjammer-Yankee Override, Redraft, Tabling, Expulsion and Introduction PPT References OSPR Amendment".

Article 5, Section 2, clause 2 is amended as follows:

2. Extensions to this time period may only be allowed by the PPT President of the Senate in case of a publicly announced absence from the forum, if such are conducted in accordance with the standards established in Article 12, Section 1.

Section 3, Clause 3 is amended as follows:

3. A 24-hour debate period following the introduction of the redraft by the President shall be required prior to the start of the vote on that redraft, the rules for which shall be the same as that of a final vote save for it being just three days in length.

Article 5, Section 4, Clause 2 is amended as follows:

2. The PPT President of the Senate 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.

The references to "PPT" found in Article 3, Section 2 and in Article 12 are to be replaced with "President of the Senate".
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« Reply #1528 on: July 24, 2014, 04:34:48 am »
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Whenever a Justice of the Supreme Court shall have failed to participate in two consecutive rulings issued by the aforementioned court, an article of impeachment shall be automatically placed before Senate in accordance with Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 of the Constitution and thus considered accordingly.

Having failed to participate in two consecutive rulings (Snowstalker vs the Midwest, Scott vs the Northeast), an article of impeachment shall be automatically placed before Senate in accordance with Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 of the Constitution and thus considered accordingly

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« Reply #1529 on: July 24, 2014, 08:07:26 am »
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The relevant part of the constitution is no longer that part, it's this: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=186690.0 because that passed but hasn't made it to the wiki.

Not that it matters for this.
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« Reply #1530 on: July 24, 2014, 08:33:32 am »
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The relevant part of the constitution is no longer that part, it's this: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=186690.0 because that passed but hasn't made it to the wiki.

Not that it matters for this.
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« Reply #1531 on: July 26, 2014, 05:55:17 am »
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Actually that amendment was not ratified. Oakvale and I checked last Tuesday I think. The previous one from last year is thus still in effect.
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« Reply #1532 on: July 26, 2014, 05:00:58 pm »
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Torie is also studying for the bar and posted he would be out till August in the Forum Community. He'll be back.
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« Reply #1533 on: July 28, 2014, 04:30:03 pm »
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The midwest passed it here: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=186690.0
The pacific passed it here: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=186563.0
The mideast passed it here: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=186552.0
The northeast passed it here: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=187245.0

Unless the argument is that sirnick failed to close the Northeast's booth...
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« Reply #1534 on: July 28, 2014, 04:37:53 pm »
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The pay what you display act
1. Henceforth, a price displayed for a good or a service must include any tax or levy on that good or service in the price, in such a way that is clear to the buyer or user.
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« Reply #1535 on: July 28, 2014, 04:42:41 pm »
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The midwest passed it here: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=186690.0
The pacific passed it here: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=186563.0
The mideast passed it here: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=186552.0
The northeast passed it here: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=187245.0

Unless the argument is that sirnick failed to close the Northeast's booth...

Unless closed, I don't think it is considered as having passed said region.
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« Reply #1536 on: July 28, 2014, 07:37:24 pm »
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The midwest passed it here: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=186690.0
The pacific passed it here: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=186563.0
The mideast passed it here: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=186552.0
The northeast passed it here: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=187245.0

Unless the argument is that sirnick failed to close the Northeast's booth...

Unless closed, I don't think it is considered as having passed said region.

Why would that be so?
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« Reply #1537 on: July 29, 2014, 02:49:47 pm »
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Why would we treat them any differently then the administration of election booths, Senate votes or a number of other instances where such is not considered the case until the administrator of said votes publically ends the vote and declares the results to be finalized?

Also, I must point out that it this is not a good place to continue this discussion.
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« Reply #1538 on: July 29, 2014, 08:52:20 pm »
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War Powers Amendment:

Article I, Section 5, Clause 18 of the Constitution shall be amended to read the following:

18. To have the sole power to authorize declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning captures on land and water. War shall be authorized by the Senate via a Declaration of War in case of significant armed conflict against a sovereign nation or via an Authorization of Force in case of armed conflict in support of a sovereign nation or against terrorist or rebel groups with combat operations lasting longer than a week. The Senate shall be briefed on a weekly basis by the President and/or the Secretary of External Affairs on the progress made, and it shall retain the right to withdraw authorization via Senate resolution.

Article II, Section 2, Clause 4 of the Constitution shall be amended to read the following:

4. The President shall have the power to authorize limited combat operations without congressional approval only when it involves repelling or preventing imminent attacks against the Republic of Atlasia, its territorial possessions, its embassies, its consulates, or its armed forces abroad, foreign disaster relief, covert operations and rescuing Atlasian citizens abroad. If said power is invoked by the President or if Senate authorizes war via a Declaration of War and/or an Authorization of Force, the Senate shall be informed on a weekly basis of the progress made so far in order to authorize further and/or continued efforts.

The clause previously numbered as clause 4 and all subsequent clauses of this section shall be renumbered accordingly.
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Repeal of War Powers Resolution Act:

Section 1:

1. This Act shall go into effect upon the ratification of the War Powers Amendment by three-fourths of the Regions.

Section 2:

1. The War Powers Resolution of 1973 is hereby repealed.
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Adoption is an Alternative Act:

1. All mothers who have problems to take care of their future children or do not desire to do so will be allowed to give birth without publicly revealing their identity in all public Hospitals within the Republic of Atlasia.
2. Hospitals will take care of the child for a period of four weeks to allow for the mother to recover the child without any legal repercussions, after which the child is immediately declared adoptable and sent to an adoption agency or institution.
3. Hospitals will store the personal data of the mother for a period of eighteen years, and said data will only be released upon express request of the previously adopted child after reaching the age of sixteen.
4. Any Hospital or adoption agency or institution shown to be in violation of this act shall be liable to a fine of TBD.
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State of the Union Amendment:

Article II, Section 1, Clause 8 of the Constitution shall be amended to read the following:

8. The President shall may give a monthy State of the Union address on the first day of each month, and may delegate this responsibility to the Vice-President.
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Peace and Prosperity Act of 2014

1. Effective upon the passage of this legislation, military spending expenditures (as defined in the FY 2014 Budget) by the Republic of Atlasia shall be reduced by 75 percent over a period of two years.

2. The savings from the reduction in military spending shall be utilized as follows:
  (a) to provide developing nations with aid to help transition to a carbon neutral, clean energy economy by providing loans and grants for energy conserving technology and clean energy infrastructure;
  (b) to help transition the Atlasian economy to a carbon neutral, clean energy economy by providing direct employment for the unemployed in retrofitting dwellings with clean energy producing infrastructures;
  (c) to provide full income and benefits for all workers and soldiers displaced by demilitarization until they are able to find new jobs at comparable income (that is, no less than 75 percent of their previous income) and benefits.

3. The Republic of Atlasia shall, upon the passage of this legislation, begin a process of unilateral nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons disarmament, to be completed no later than five years past the date of the passage of this bill.

4. The Republic of Atlasia shall henceforth resolve to encourage the development of and seek to enact 'cooperative security' agreements between itself and other powers in place of present 'collective security' agreements. These agreements would be characterized by the following:
   (a) mutual reduction in armaments by the concerned parties
   (b) the gradual elimination of offensive, cross-border military capabilities between the concerned parties
   (c) further reduction in military spending by the concerned parties

5. The Republic of Atlasia hereby resolves to support all efforts to democratize the United Nations. It calls for (a) more proportionality and power vested in the general assemby; (b) an elected Security Council; and (c) the elimination of the veto by great powers on the Security Council.

6. The Republic of Atlasia hereby resolves to correct the mistakes of the past and embrace a foreign policy agenda that is pro-democracy in action rather than simply as a rhetorical device. The Republic of Atlasia hereby resolves:
    (a) support for all international and mulitlateral peacekeeping efforts aimed at stopping the agression of one nation against another and aimed at the prevention of genocide and;
    (b) that it will never act in a unilateral matter concerning the internal affairs of another nation.

7. Those remaining foreign military bases of the Republic of Atlasia shall be fully decommissioned and those soldiers stationed at said bases returned to the Republic of Atlasia no later than five years from the date of the passage of this Act.

8. No arms or any weapons produced within any area subject to the jurisdiction of the Republic of Atlasia shall be allowed to be sold abroad, effective upon the passage of this legislation.

9. The Republic of Atlasia shall, upon the passage of this legislation, forgive all debts owed to it by developing nations.

10. Unless otherwise stated herein, this legislation shall take effect upon its passage.
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Clean Energy Act of 2014

1. No new natural gas or oil pipelines shall be constructed or existing pipelines expanded with the aid of federal funding, effective upon the passage of this legislation.

2. The export of liquified natural gas (LNG) shall be banned effective January 1, 2015.

3. Railway tank cars, tank trucks, or liquid cargo barges tranporting Bakken fracked shale oil or Alberta tar sands oil shall be impermissible for passage in any area subject to the jurisdictional authority of the Republic of Atlasia.
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Job Guarantee Act of 2014

1. Effective the beginning of Fiscal Year 2015, the Republic of Atlasia shall establish a targeted unemployment rate of 3 percent.
2. In order to maintain a target unemployment rate of 3 percent, the Federal Budget shall include a Job Guarantee Fund (hereafter JGF) with sufficient funds for Regional Governments to hire the unemployed and provide essential services to the unemployed, such as job retraining and education programs, cash payouts for helping pay bills, etc.
3. The JGF shall be counter-cyclical in nature and shall shrink or expand with private sector economic growth. The Game Moderator shall calculate the necessary amount of funding needed to maintain an unemployment rate of 3 percent and present his or her findings to the Senate and to the President for inclusion in the Federal Budget.
4. JGF monies shall be distributed to the Regions on the basis of need and shall be administered by a federal Atlasian Jobs Authority (hereafter AJA). The AJA shall be administered in a democratic and federal fashion, as outlined herein:
    a. The basic unit of the AJA shall be a Municipal JobS Authority (hereafter MJA). MJAs shall be responsible for drawing up plans for local unemployment relief, transmitting those plans to higher sections of the AJA, and implementing directives as established by higher sections of the AJA. The MJA shall be democratic and directly accountable to those that it serves and those who are directly employed by the MJA. It shall be governed by a democratic assembly, 1/3rd of which shall consist of representatives directly elected by those who work for the AJA every two months. 1/3rd shall be chosen from among the general public in the same manner as is used at present for the selection of juries every two months, and 1/3rd shall consist of full-time staff appointed by the Department of Internal Affairs (hereafter DoIA). The MJA shall be proportionate to the number of persons it serves, with 1 member of the assembly for every 500 persons within the jurisdiction of the MJA in question until reaching 50,000 persons. The MJA shall elect its own officers and shall establish its own rules for its proceedings and meetings; it shall, however, make no regulations closing meetings to the public and shall not withhold any documentation produced. Members of the MJAs shall elect representatives (in proportion to the number of persons it services and those who work for it) in tandem with other MJAs to Local Jobs Authorities, which shall govern and coordinate activities between MJAs.
   b. Local Jobs Authorities shall be responsible for localized planning, information distribution and implementation of higher-order directives, and coordinating activities between MJAs within a given area that have a combined reach of 100,000 to 250,000 persons. Local Jobs Authorities (hereafter LJAs) shall be governed by an assembly consisting of persons elected by MJAs in proportion to their numbers, with 1/3rd of those on the assembly representing the combined MJA workforces, 1/3rd representing the general public, and 1/3rd consisting of full-time staffers appointed by the Department of Internal Affairs. Members of this assembly would serve a four month term. The LJA assembly would be proportionate to the number of persons it serves, with 1 member of the assembly for every 1000 persons within the jurisdiction of the MJA in question until reaching 250,000 persons. The LJA shall elect its own officers and shall establish its own rules for its proceedings and meetings; it shall, however, make no regulations closing meetings to the public and shall not withhold any documentation produced. Members of the LJAs shall elect representatives (in proportion to the number of persons it services and those who work for it) in tandem with other LJAs to Regional Jobs Authorities, which shall govern and coordinate activities between LJAs with a combined reach of 250,000 to 500,000 persons.
   c. Regional Jobs Authorities shall be responsible for regional planning, information distribution, and coordinating activities between LJAs within a given area that have a combined reach of 500,000 to 1,000,000 persons. Regional Jobs Authorities (hereafter RJAs) shall be governed by an assembly consisting of persons elected by LJAs in proportion to their numbers, with 1/3rd of those on the assembly representing the combined LJA workforces, 1/3rd representing the general public, and 1/3rd consisting of full-time staffers appointed by the DoIA. Members of this assembly would serve a six month term. The RJA assembly would be proportionate to the number of persons it serves, with 1 member of the assembly for every 10,000 persons within the jurisdiction of the LJA in question until reaching 1,000,000 persons. The RJA shall elect its own officers and shall establish its own rules for its proceedings and meetings; it shall, however, make no regulations closing meetings to the public and shall not withhold any documentation produced. Members of the RJAs shall elect representatives (in proportion to the number of persons it services and those who work for it) in tandem with other REAs to the Atlasian Jobs Authority, which shall govern and coordinate activities between RJAs.
   d. The Atlasian Jobs Authority shall be responsible for nationwide planning to relieve unemployment. It shall generate plans based upon data collected by and suggestions made by lower levels of the Authority, and shall execute those plans as it sees fit.  The AJA shall be governed by an assembly consisting of persons elected by RJAs in proportion to their numbers, with 1/3rd of those on the assembly representing the combined LJA workforces,1/3rds representing the general public, and 1/3rd consisting of full-time staffers appointed by the Department of Internal Affairs. Members of this assembly would serve a twelve month term. The AJA assembly would be proportionate to the number of persons it serves, with 1 member of the assembly for every 1,000,000 persons, accepting those members of the assembly appointed by the Department of Internal Affairs. The AJA shall elect its own officers and shall establish its own rules for its proceedings and meetings; it shall, however, make no regulations closing meetings to the public and shall not withhold any documentation produced.
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« Reply #1545 on: July 30, 2014, 08:24:13 am »
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Why would we treat them any differently then the administration of election booths, Senate votes or a number of other instances where such is not considered the case until the administrator of said votes publically ends the vote and declares the results to be finalized?

Also, I must point out that it this is not a good place to continue this discussion.

SirNick has closed the booth. Does that mean the amendment has passed or should I certify the results in my thread?
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« Reply #1546 on: July 30, 2014, 10:38:27 am »
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I would like to remind all of you that this thread is made FOR the introduction of bills (written by the senators), or for the introduction of (automatic) impeachment against any member of the executive or the legislative.
The debate about the constitutionnal amendment is, interesting. But I invite you to debate about that outside of this thread.
If this discussion continues, I will have to contact Gustaf, in order to delete your posts (I won't ask death points of course).

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