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« Reply #75 on: October 11, 2006, 07:03:14 am »
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Constitutional Amendment Removing Presidential Term Limits

That Article II, Section 3, Clause 3 of the Constitution shall be removed and subsequent clauses shall be renumbered accordingly.
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« Reply #76 on: October 11, 2006, 07:53:32 am »

Illegal Alien Employment Bill

1) A proof of citizenship is to be required to gain employment in Atlasia.

2) Employers who knowingly employee illegal aliens are to pay a fine of $5000 and/or spend a minimum of three years in jail.

3) Employers that knowingly accept stolen social security numbers and/or other fraudulent  documentation are to be charged with fraud and sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in prison.

4) Sections 2 & 3 of this Act shall not become operative until 30 September 2007.
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« Reply #77 on: October 13, 2006, 08:56:56 am »
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I was glancing at the Constitution and noticed Article II, Section 3, Clause 1:
"If the Presidency shall ever fall vacant, the Vice President shall become President. If the Vice Presidency is also vacant, then the Senate President pro tempore shall become President. The Senate may provide by Law for the vacancy of the Senate President pro tempore also."

It would thus seem that the recent Line of Succession (Amendment) Act is unconstitutional insofar as it demotes the PPT in the succession. I can only apologise for failing to notice this provision earlier.

It would seem that two options are open a constitutional amendment or a statutary replacement. Given the hurdles a constitutional amendment poses, I have opted to send a new bill to the Senate.

Once agian, I offer my sincere apologies to the Senate for the oversight.

Line of Sucession (Amendment No. 2) Act
(A)
The Line of Succession Act (F.L. 15-6) is hereby repealed.

(B)
The presidential line of succession shall be in the following order:
1. Vice President of Atlasia
2. Secretary of Forum Affairs
3. President Pro Tempore of the Senate
4. Secretary of External Affairs
5. Attorney General
6. Dean of the Senate
7. Each Senator in order of longest continuous service
8. Chief Justice of the Atlasian Supreme Court
9. Senior Associate Justice of the Atlasian Supreme Court
10. Junior Associate Justice of the Atlasian Supreme Court
11. Each of the Governors in order of longest continuous service
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« Reply #78 on: October 21, 2006, 06:47:14 am »
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Resolution on Trade Bills

1. That no more than two trade bills should be laid before the Senate at any time when a sufficient quantity of other legislation exists to fill up the remaining slots available for debate.

2. The determination of what constitutes a trade bill shall be within the powers of the PPT, though his decision may be challenged when 2 Senators motion such, and overturned by a majority of the Senate.
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« Reply #79 on: October 23, 2006, 06:03:56 pm »
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I'm pre-filing these four bills for the Sixteenth Senate.  The fourth is primarily intended for fun, as I'm not serious about it, but it certainly should provide for a few sparks and sputters of righteous indignation.

Commercial Transportation of Livestock and Poultry Act

1. Findings
   (a) The treatment of livestock and poultry during transport affects their value in interstate commerce.
   (b) It would be in the general welfare to ensure that livestock and poultry are treated humanely during transport so as to enhance their economic value.

2. Definitions
   In this Act:
      (1) Commercial transportation
      The term "commercial transportation" means the regular operation for profit of a transport business that uses trucks, tractors, trailers, or semitrailers, or any combination thereof, propelled or drawn by mechanical power on any highway or public road.
      (2) Customarily raised as a domesticated animal for the purpose of slaughter
      The term "customarily raised as a domesticated animal for the purpose of slaughter" means that at least one of the following conditions is met:
         (A) at least 50 percent of the economic value of such species in Atlasia results from its slaughter and the resulting products,
         (B) at least 50 percent of the members thereof in Atlasia are slaughtered for economic use, or
         (C) the total economic value resulting from the slaughter of such species in Atlasia exceeds $50,000,000.
      (3) Livestock
      The term "livestock" means any member of a species of the class Mammalia customarily raised as a domesticated animal for the purpose of slaughter, regardless of whether the individal member is being raised for slaughter or for other purposes.
      (4) Person
      The term "person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, or cooperative association that regularly engages in the commercial transportation of livestock or poultry.
      (5) Poultry
      The term "poultry" means any member of a species of the class Aves customarily raised as a domesticated animal for the purpose of slaughter, regardless of whether the individal member is being raised for slaughter or for other purposes.   

3. Regulation of Commercial Transportation of Livestock and Poultry
   (a) In General
   Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Secretary of Agriculture may issue guidelines for the regulation of the commercial transportation of livestock or poultry by persons regularly engaged in that activity within the United States.
   (b) Issues for Review
   In carrying out this section, the Secretary of Agriculture shall review the food, water, and rest provided to livestock or poultry in transit, the segregation of males from other animals during transit, and such other issues as the Secretary considers appropriate.
   (c) Species Specific Regulations
   In carrying out this section, the Secretary of Agriculture may specify different rules for different species of livestock or poultry where differences in behavior warrant specific treatment.  No regulation issued under this Act shall specify different rules for different breeds of the same species.
   (d) Additional Authority
   In carrying out this section, the Secretary of Agriculture may -
      (1) require any person to maintain such records and reports pertaining to the commercial transportation of livestock or poultry as the Secretary considers necessary;
      (2) conduct such investigations into and inspections of the commercial transportation of livestock or poultry as the Secretary considers necessary; and
      (3) establish and enforce appropriate and effective civil penalties for failure to comply with this Act or the regulations promulgated thereunder.

4. Repeal and Savings of Existing Law
   (a) Pub. L. 104-127, title IX, subtitle A, Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 1184 [7 U.S.C. 1901 note] providing for the regulation of the commercial transportation of equines for slaughter is repealed as of the passage of this Act.
   (b) Regulations previously issued by the Secretary of Agriculture under the law repealed by subsection (a) shall continue in force as if issued under this Act.

Don't Cry For Me Atlasia Act

1. Repeal
The Onion Futures Act (Pub. L. 85-839, Aug. 28, 1958, 72 Stat. 1013 [7 U.S.C. 13-1]) which prohibits trading in future contracts on onions is hereby repealed.

2. Conforming amendment
The text "except onions as provided in section 13-1 of this title," is stricken from section 1a of the Commodity Exchange Act [7 U.S.C. 1a].

Don't Feed The Birds Act

1. Findings
   (a) Current policy, as emobodied in the Farm Subsidies Abolition Act (F.L. 9-13) is in the process of reducing or eliminating subsisdies for farmers.
   (b) Such policy is reducing the stocks of surplus grain acquired by the Commodity Credit Corporation as part of its price support operations that are available for various other purposes.
   (c) The use of such surplus grain for the feeding of certain migratory waterfowl under certain circumstances acts as a distortion of the price of grain in the Atlasian economy, and a less than optimal use of available funds.

2. Repeals
   (a) The Act of July 3, 1956 (70 Stat. 492) [7 U.S.C. 442 to 445] providing for grain acquired by the Commodity Credit Corporation as part of its price support operations to be provided to the Secretary of the Interior to prevent migratory waterfowl depredations on farmer's crops by luring them away from such crops is repealed as of the end of the fiscal year in which this Act is enacted.  Funds appropriated under section 4 of the Act of July 3, 1956 [7 U.S.C. 445] shall remain available until the end of the current fiscal year.
   (b) Pub. L. 87-152 (70 Stat. 492) [7 U.S.C. 447 to 449] providing for grain acquired by the Commodity Credit Corporation as part of its price support operations to be provided to the States for the purpose of meeting emergency situations caused by adverse weather conditions or other factors destructive of important wildlife resources, the States are authorized, upon the request of the State fish and game authority or other State agency having similar authority and a finding by the Secretary of the Interior that any area of the Republic of Atlasia is threatened with serious damage or loss to resident game birds and other resident wildlife from starvation is repealed as of the end of the fiscal year in which this Act is enacted.  Funds appropriated under section 3 of Pub. L. 87-152 [7 U.S.C. 449] shall remain available until the end of the fiscal year.
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« Reply #80 on: October 23, 2006, 06:04:37 pm »
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Withdrawn, we have enough on the calendar without debating a bill that is purely silly:
Draka Illegal Immigration and Labor Act

1. Findings and purpose
   (a) Findings
   The Senate of Atlasia finds that:
      (1) There are currently over 10 million illegal immigrants in the Republic of Atlasia.
      (2) Previous efforts to tackle the problem of illegal immigration have foundered due to the desire to continue making use of the cheap labor such existing immigrants afford while at the same time providing sanctions that discourage future illegal immigration.
   (b) Purpose
   The purpose of this Act is to tackle the problems found in subsection (a)(2) in an innovative and radical manner that will ensure that Atlasia has dominion over its borders.

2. Penalty
   A person, upon conviction in a court of Atlasia for having violated the immigration laws of the Republic of Atlasia, either by being an illegal immigrant or by knowingly providing assistance to illegal immigrants to enter or remain in the Republic of Atlasia, shall have the following penalties imposed:
       (1) All assets or sources of income possessed by said person, including trusts, shall be forfeited to the Republic of Atlasia.  Any leins against or transfers of said assets or sources of income occuring prior to the earliest of -
         (A) the date of arrest of said person,
         (B) the date of a warrant being issued against said person for a violation of the immigration laws of the Republic of Atlasia punishable under this section, or
         (C) the date of conviction of said person,
      shall be honored to the extent that assets or sources of income forfeited under this subparagraph may satisfy such leins while any occuring on or after said date shall be null and void.
      (2) If the person be an individual over the age of 12 as of the date mentioned in paragraph (1), said individual shall be bound over for permanent indentured servitude under section 3.
      (3) If the person be an individual of age 12 or younger as of the date mentioned in paragraph (1), said individual shall be deported to their country of origin, to be placed with a responsible guardian in accordance with the laws of said country.

3. New slaves
   (a) To insure that permanent indentured servants are easily identifiable, new permanent indentured servants shall have an RFID chip implanted in their body.
   (b) To insure that no children are born to permanent indentured servants, new permanent indentured servants shall be surgically sterilized.
   (c) Contracts for new permanent indentured servants shall be disposed of in the same manner as surplus property under subtitle I of title 40 of the United States Code.

4. Servant Code
   The Secretary of Labor shall within 180 days of the passage of this Act promulgate a Servant Code.  Such Code shall specify -
      (1) minimum standards of food, shelter, clothing, and working conditions a contractor must provide a servant,
      (2) the maximum level of discipline that a contractor may use to punish a servant that fails to obey,
      (3) penalties, consistent with penalties imposed for similar offenses under title 18 of the United States Code, for violations of the Servant Code, whether by a contractor, a servant, or a third party, and
      (4) such other rules and regulations as the Secretary determines are needful for an effective system of servant management.

5. Effective date
   This Act shall come into force the later of -
      (1) 90 days after the passage of this Act, or
      (2) 30 days after final promulgation of the Servant Code under section 4.
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« Reply #81 on: October 24, 2006, 12:05:50 pm »
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Resolution on Senate Procedure

1. The Senate's consideration of legislation shall not be unduly interupted by the official end of the Senate term and the introduction of new Senators. There shall be no need to deem legislation expired.

2. Any new Senator may change the vote of his/her predecessor unless the time for allowing the changing of votes has passed. If no change is made, the vote of the outgoing Senator shall remain valid.

3. From the beginning of the new Senate term, the President of the Senate shall preside over all Senate business until a PPT is elected. In any matters which require the assent of both the President of the Senate and the PPT which arise during the period before the PPT has been elected, the Dean of the Senate shall be empowered to give assent in place of the PPT.



GM Bill

1. The President shall appoint the GM, with the advice and consent of the Senate.

2. The GM may be removed by the agreement of the President and the majority of the Senate.
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« Reply #82 on: October 26, 2006, 09:05:10 am »

Might as well introduce this before I leave office since I supported it in the first place.


Amendment to Allow the Senate to Set a Minimum Wage

The Senate shall have power to set a minimum wage, as it deems necessary throughout the Republic of Atlasia.
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« Reply #83 on: November 02, 2006, 03:13:38 pm »

Might as well use the liberal Senate to do something usefull.


Fixing of Peter Bells Mistake Bill

The Asbestos Ban Amendment Act is hereby repealed and the Asbestos Ban Act is hereby restored in full.
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« Reply #84 on: November 02, 2006, 06:20:59 pm »
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Yet another pre-file.  To save space (It would have taken 7 posts given the 10,000 char limit), I'm not giving it as an organic piece of legislation, but in reference to a portion of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 that passed the U.S. Senate, but not the House.

Unlawful Employment of Aliens Reform Act

§1. Findings
   (a) There is an urgent need to ensure that Atlasian employers hire only Atlasian nations and those aliens legally admitted for employment.
   (b) Enhancing the system for the checking of documentation of employees by employers will help satisfy that need.

§2. Unlawful Employment of Aliens
   Except that any reference to a specific year or date not determined in relation to the date of enactment shall be instead treated as a reference to a year or date one year later than the one currently in such text, Title III (Unlawful Employment of Aliens) of S.2611 (109th Congress), as engrossed by the U.S. Senate, shall be enacted as law.
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« Reply #85 on: November 04, 2006, 12:41:01 pm »
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Here's my first attempt at legislation:

Legalization and Licensing of Online Gambling Act

1. The Federal Government shall be permitted to grant licenses to online gambling enterprises based in Atlasia or any overseas territories.
2. Atlasian citizens shall be permitted to gamble on internet sites, whether Atlasian or foreign based, and banks shall be permitted to handle financial transfers to such sites that are not proscribed by the State Department.
3. The State Department shall have the right to proscribe and ban monetary transfers to online gambling enterprises in countries under sanction, or ones that are proven to have links to terrorist or criminal organizations.
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« Reply #86 on: November 13, 2006, 08:16:22 am »
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Just a note to flag that I've amended my Senate Procedure resolution slightly.
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« Reply #87 on: November 20, 2006, 07:02:27 am »
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Something to consider...

Constitutional Amendment on the Budget

That Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution shall be removed.
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Federal Activity Requirements Revision Act

1. Amendment of section 14
The number "25" in section 14 of the Consolidated Electoral System Reform Act (F.L. 14-2) shall read "10".

2.  Effective date
This Act shall be effective for any election for which the period of casting absentee ballots begins after the date of the passage of this Act.
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« Reply #89 on: November 22, 2006, 01:53:49 pm »
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Withdrawn, we have enough to do without engaging in pure sillyness:
Cucumber Protection Act

§1. Findings
(a) As evidenced by documentary footage, pandas are the cucumber's enemy.
(b) Bognor Regis has been able to encourage cucumber cultivation by establishing panda free zones.

§2. Panda Free Atlasia
(a) Pandas shall be allowed in Atlasia only as part of an animal exhibition offered by an exhibitor licensed under section 3 of the Animal Welfare Act [7 U.S.C. 2133].
(b) As a condition of such license the exhibitor must agree to keep their pandas away from all cucumbers.
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« Reply #90 on: November 25, 2006, 06:39:52 pm »
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I have withdrawn the Draka Illegal Immigration and Labor Act and the Cucumber Protection Act  I might reintroduce them once we get Atlasia back on a healthy footing, but for now, they just clog the calendar.

I do have a new Act to propose, and I would hope that it could be advanced up the calendar as important legislation, as it would impact upon our new GM if adopted.

Atlasia - America Synchronization Act

1. Findings
The Senate of Atlasia finds that:
(a) The Republic of Atlasia was established primarily to be an election simulation in the context of the politics of the United States of America.
(b) To that end, a correspondence between the characteristics of the Republic of Atlasia and the United States of America is desirable, except where a difference has been intentionally adopted.
(c) Because of the limitations of time and the number of players, these characteristics have diverged without any explict intent to have them do so.
(d) These differences form a barrier to new players by adding to the learning curve of the game.

2. Purpose
The Senate of Atlasia intends that this Act should reduce the unintended differences between the Republic of Atlasia and the United States of America.

3. Public Laws of the United States
(a) Subject to subsection (c), the public laws of the United States of America adopted during the First through Fourteenth Senates of Atlasia shall be adopted as laws of Atlasia.
(b) Beginning with the Sixteenth Senate and subject to subsection (c). at the close of each session of the Atlasia Senate, the public laws of the United States of America during the previous Senate of Alasia shall be adopted as laws of Atlasia.
(c) In subsections (a) and (b), the public laws of the United States of America passed during certain sessions of the Senate of Atlasia shall not be adopted where they are -
    (1) invalid under the constitution of Atlasia, or
    (2) contradict the laws passed by the Senate of Atlasia.

4.  International events and condidtions
     The policies and economies of countries other than the Republic of Atlasia shall generally be reset to those existing in the real world at the time a new Game Moderator is appointed.  Where differences between in-game and real-world policies and economies directly as a result of differences in the foreign and trade policies of the Republic of Atlasia and the United States of America, the Game Moderator may allow those differences to continue to exist, but shall report as soon as possible after becoming Game Moderator a list of those differences.

5. Domestic events and conditions
    The policies of Atlsaia shall be those adopted by the Republic of Atlasia.  The economy of Atlasia and the policy of non-governmental organizations of Atlasia should be based as closely as possible upon those of the United States of America, with the Game Moderator reporting on any differences as soon as possible a list of those differences.

6. Timeliness of reports
(a) The Game Moderator is urged to provide the reports requested under sections 4 and 5 within one month of taking office so that the government of the Republic of Atlasia can react appropriately to such events.
(b) The Game Moderator may amend the reports requested under sections 4 and 5 if in doing so, he is able to provide greater detail of the world geopolitical and economic situation.  He should avoid amendments that change the world geopolitical and economic situation except where a policy of Atlsaia as embodied in law is brought to his attention and the amendments are as a result of that attention.
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Yet another defense related bill.  This one also saves some money as well as spends it, though I admit to not having precise numbers for either.

Naval Construction and Operations Act of 2007

§1. Indian Ocean home port
   (a) Findings
      (1) The Senate finds that the operation of naval vessels in the Indian Ocean and the littoral seas thereof on an ongoing basis is certain given the situation in the foreseeable future.
      (2) The Senate further finds that establishing an overseas home port for a carrier battle group in the Indian Ocean would enhance the availability and readiness of naval forces operating in the Indian Ocean and the littoral seas thereof.
      (3) The Senate further finds that existing port facilities utilized by the Atlasian Navy located in the Indian Ocean and the littoral seas thereof are inadequate to host the home port of a carrier battle group.
   (b) Negotiations
   The Secretary of External Affairs is directed to undertake negotiations with the members of the Global Treaty Organization abutting the Indian ocean concerning either the construction of new facilities or the usage or expansion of existing facilities to be used as a home port for a carrier battle group for a period of not less than twenty-five years.  In conducting such negotiations, the Secretary shall take into consideration -
      (1) the relative costs of utilizing proposed home ports,
      (2) the availability. cost, and quality of facilities for the use the dependents of naval personnel assigned either to the home port itself or to ships assigned to the home port, and
      (3) the possibility of colocating in the vicinity of the home port of the carrier battle group a base to support at least one Marine Expeditionary Unit and its supporting units and ships.
   (c) Timetable
      (1) The Secretary of External Affairs is directed to provide the Senate with an estimate of the costs, including fees paid to the host country for the right to use such a home port, of establishing and operating such a home port no later than December 31, 2007.
      (2) The Secretary of External Affairs is directed to plan for the initial operations of the Indian Ocean home port called for in this section no later than December 31, 2009.
   (d) Establishment
   Establishment of an Indian Ocean home port for a carrier battle group shall be contingent upon -
      (1) the ratification of a treaty allowing such a home port by the Senate of Atlasia and the government of the host country, and
      (2) the appropriation of funds by the Senate of Atlasia to implement the treaty and the construction and operation of the home port.

§2. Carrier Battle Groups
   (a) Findings
   The Senate finds that the number of carrier battle groups operated by the Atlasian Navy is in excess of current needs.
   (b) Reduction
      (1) The Secretary of External Affairs is directed to reduce the number of carrier battle groups in commission from twelve to eleven no later than December 31, 2008.
      (2) The Secretary of External Affairs is further directed to reduce the number of carrier battle groups in commission from eleven to ten no later than the later of -
         (A) December 31, 2010, or
         (B) one year after the date of initial operations an Indian Ocean home port for a carrier battle group.
   (c) CVN 65
   In addition to the carriers needed by the carrier battle groups, the Secretary of External Affairs is authorized to retain CVN 65 Enterprise in commission as a training carrier.  Once assigned to duty as a training carrier, the Secretary shall report annually on the relative costs of operating her as a training carrier compared to the costs of decomissioning her and her eight nuclear reactors and utilizing other training facilities instead.

§3. Carrier Construction
   Due to the reduction in the number of carrier battle groups called for in sections 2, the Secretary of External Affairs is directed to delay the construction of the first of the CVN 21 carriers so that the initial commissioning occurs in FY 2018 instead of FY 2015, and further directed to delay construction so that initial commissioning occurs in FY 2021 if the number of carrier battle groups is reduced to ten.

§4. Command Ships
   The Secretary of External Affairs is directed to undertake a design study for a new class of command ships to replace the elderly Blue Ridge-class vessels, with a goal of constructing three command ships, entering commission in FY 2011, 2012, and 2013.  $50,000,000 is appropriated to conduct the design study.

§5. Amphibious Assault Ships
   The Secretary of External Affairs is directed to name the first four ships of the LHA 6 class as LHA 6 Hornet, LHA 7 Shangri-La, LHA 8 Ranger, and LHA 9 Intrepid.

§6. Landing Platform Docks
   (a) $2,000,000,000 is authorized to be appropriated to build three additional San Antonio-class LPD's to be delivered in FY 2012, 2013, and 2014 respectively,
   (b) The Secretary of External Affairs is directed to name the three ships authorized by this section LPD 26 Charleston, LPD 27 Wilmington, and LPD 28 Savannah.

§7. Dry cargo ships
   (a) Naming
   The Secretary of External Affairs is directed to name the sixth Lewis and Clark class ship T-AKE 6 John W. Powell, the seventh T-AKE 7 William L. Herndon, the eighth T-AKE 8 Robert Gray, the ninth T-AKE 9 Charles Wilkes, the tenth T-AKE 10 Edmund Fanning, and the eleventh T-AKE 11 Charles W. Beebe.
   (b) Cancellation of unneeded ships due to CBG reduction
   The twelfth Lewis and Clark class ship is canceled, and the eleventh shall not be ordered before January 1, 2008 and may be ordered only if a treaty providing for the lease of an Indian Ocean home port for a carrier battle group is not signed by the President by that date.

§8. Double hulled oilers
   (a) Construction
   To permit the retirement of older single hull oilers and bring the Atlasian Navy's takers into compliance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, there is authorized to be appropriated $100,000,000 each for the construction of thirteen double-hulled versions of the Henry J. Kaiser class oiler as follows:
      (1) 1 tanker is authorized for FY 2007 and $100,000,000 is appropriated for such construction,
      (2) 2 tankers are authorized for FY 2008,
      (3) 2 tankers are authorized for FY 2009,
      (4) 2 tankers are authorized for FY 2010,
      (5) 3 tankers are authorized for FY 2011, and
      (6) 3 tankers are authorized for FY 2012.
   (b) Excess appropriations to be used to pay for dismantling of obsolete oilers
   Appropriations in excess of the purchase price of the oilers acquired pursuant to subsection (a) shall be used to pay for the dismantling in Atlasian shipyards of mothballed single-hulled oilers in excess of mobilization needs.

§9. Destroyers
   The DDX program is ordered suspended with no funds to be paid for further construction of the two lead ships pending a review of needs for destroyers by the Atlasian Navy in light of the reduction of the numbers of carrier battle groups.

§10. Frigates
   The Secretary of External Affairs is directed to reduce the number of frigates in commission to 24 Flight II Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates by no later than September 30, 2008.

§11. Submarines
   (a) Los Angeles class
      (1) The Secretary of External Affairs is directed to cancel all refueling of non-VLS Los Angeles class submarines.
      (2) The Secretary of External Affairs is directed to decommission at least two non-VLS Los Angeles class submarines and to enter them in the Ship-Submarine Recycling Program each fiscal year beginning in FY 2008.
   (b) Virginia class
      (1) The Secretary of External Affairs is directed to name the sixth Virgina class submarine SSN 779 New Mexico, the seventh SSN 780 Delaware, and the eighth SSN 781 South Carolina.
      (2) The Secretary of External Affairs is directed to cancel the ninth Virginia class submarine.
   (c) AIP Submarine
      (1) The Senate finds that Atlasia is likely to have a continuing need for submarine patrols in the Persian Gulf and other littoral waters for the foreseeable future and that the use of smaller less-expensive air independent propulsion (AIP) submarines is a more cost effective solution for sustained operations in shallow littoral waters than the use of current SSN's.
      (2) The Secretary of External Affairs is directed to acquire at at a total cost of no more than $2,100,000,000 six AIP's similar to the Type U212A of the Deutsche Marine, with 1 to enter commission in in each of FY 2010 through 2015.
      (3) Preference in granting a contract shall be given to construction in Atlasian shipyards, but if the timetable and cost requirements of paragraph (2) can only be met by construction in a foreign shipyard of a NATO ally, the Secretary of External Affairs is directed to enter into a contract with such a shipyard for any or all of the six submarines called for in this subsection.
      (4) The Secretary of External Affairs is directed to name the six submarines called for in this subsection as follows: Torpedo, Numbfish, Skate, Stingray, Manta, and Whipray.
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« Reply #92 on: December 02, 2006, 12:07:58 am »
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The STFU/GTFO Resolution

1. Only officials of the Federal Government may comment on floor hearings, including bills and nominations.
2. Appointees may comment during their own hearings, but not those of other appointees.
3. Non-officials who comment on floor hearings may be subject to punishment as deemed necessary and sufficient by the Atlasian Senate.
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« Reply #93 on: December 02, 2006, 02:12:17 pm »
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A bit of emergency legislation here:

November-December Act
December 1, 2006 is hereby renamed November 31, 2006.


This would have the effect of delaying the upcoming election a week so as to give the governors time to quickly finish redistricting, as it would make December 15, 2006 the second Friday of December.
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« Reply #94 on: December 03, 2006, 04:36:35 pm »
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Given the sentiments expressed by the administration and the Senate, I have withdrawn the following Bills:

Atlasian-Ethiopia Free Trade Bill
Atlasian-Kenya Free Trade Bill
Atlasian-Tanzania Free Trade Bill
Atlasian-Namibia Free Trade Bill
Atlasian-Botswana Free Trade Bill
Atlasian-Mali Free Trade Bill
Atlasian-Gabon Free Trade Bill
Atlasian-Benin Free Trade Bill
Atlasian-Ghana Free Trade Bill
Atlasian-Senegal Free Trade Bill

I've retained the Atlasian-Egyptian, Atlasian-Kuwait and Atlasian-Iraq Free Trade Bills for geo-political/strategic reasons

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Constitutional Amendment on Voter Registration and Voting Rules

Clause 6 of Section 2, Article V is hereby repealed



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« Reply #96 on: December 05, 2006, 09:22:58 pm »
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A longer term solution to the redistricting problems we encountered this time.

Backup Redistricting Amendment

1. In the event that the Governors have not adopted a redistricting plan as of noon, Eastern Standard Time on the third Wednesday prior to the opening of the ballot box for the regular election of District Senators, then the most recently adopted districting plan that meets the conditions of Article IV Section 4 of this Constitution using the data from the most recent Census shall be used as the districting plan.

2. In the further event that no previously adopted districting plan meets the conditions of Article IV Section 4 of this Constitution using the data from the most recent Census, then the Chief Justice of Atlasia shall have the authority to draw districts that meet the conditions of Article IV Section 4 of this Constitution using the data from the most recent Census.
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Constitutional Amendment on the Registration Post Count

1. Article V, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Atlasian Constitution is amended to read as follows:

A person may become a registered voter if he has attained fifteen posts at the forum. In registration, the person must state his name and State of fantasy residence; in addition, he may optionally state a political affiliation.

2. The Sixth Amendment is repealed.
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Repeal of the Deputy SoFA Act

The Deputy SoFA Act is hereby repealed.
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« Reply #99 on: December 06, 2006, 10:46:20 pm »
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Air Force Transport Appropriations Act

1. Atlasia shall purchase 42 C-17 aircraft from the Boeing Corp. with production ending in FY2010. The total cost of the program shall be $5.9 billion, $1.9 billion in FY2007, and an additional $1.0 billion in FY2008 through FY2011.

I considered this a part of the Military Readiness Bill that needs to be passed by this Senate. It is imperative that we give proper funding and appropriations to the Air Force to augment it's retired C-141 fleet with new C-17 aircraft.
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