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« Reply #975 on: November 26, 2011, 11:13:58 am »
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Increased Mirror Sales Act

1. The possession or use of cocaine by individuals 18 or older shall be decriminalized within Nyman and all federal territories.
2. It shall remain illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of cocaine.
3. Any penalties or restrictions placed on regions or their eligibility to receive federal funding related to the legal status of cocaine are hereby repealed.
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« Reply #976 on: November 26, 2011, 11:43:02 am »
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Ballot Access Law

1. For single seat elections to federal office, each major political party shall receive one ballot spot.
2. It is up to each major political party to decide how to choose the candidate that receives that party's ballot spot.
3. Independents and minor party candidates are eligible for ballot access if they receive at least five signatures from voters eligible to vote in the election the candidate is running in.
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« Reply #977 on: December 03, 2011, 05:33:02 pm »
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Senate Committees Act

1. The Senate shall be empowered to create standing and special Senate Committees
2. The Senate shall be empowered to create rules for the committees, to set their jurisdiction and role in legislative process
3. The Senate as whole shall elect it's members to each committee
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« Reply #978 on: December 03, 2011, 07:07:38 pm »
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The Productivity Equalization and Worker Employment Act
1. The workweek shall be shortened to 36 hours effective June 1, 2012.
2. The workweek shall be shortened to 32 hours effective June 1, 2014.
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« Reply #979 on: December 05, 2011, 10:00:09 pm »
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OSPR Amendment #97495

Section 5, Clause 1 of the Senate Rules, Regulations, and Procedures is amended to read:

1. Any Senator can, during a period of debate, with the support of one other Senator, introduce a motion to table the legislation.
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« Reply #980 on: December 06, 2011, 05:55:00 pm »
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Amendment to the Caucus Infrastructure and Formation Act

The Caucus Infrastructure and Formation Act is amended to read as follows:

Section 1: Procedure & Implementation

1. Members of parties with at least 10 members may now register official organizations known as a "Caucus" with the Registrar General and Census Bureau. Registrations must occur in the official register thread in accordance with the Register Thread Act.

2. Membership in a caucus is optional, though parties may refer to their non-caucus members as belonging to a General Membership Caucus. Leadership and administrative functions of a caucus shall be determined by the caucus itself, though parties are allowed to set basic guidelines for how its caucuses operate.

3. A caucus shall be considered an "established caucus" when it gains five or more members. An individual may only be a member of one caucus at a time.

4. A caucus' membership shall be limited to one party.

Section 2: Powers & Privileges

1. "Established" caucus names shall appear on election ballots next to the candidate's party. The Secretary of Federal Elections shall ensure that parties and caucuses are distinguished, such as by not but limited to different text sizes and bold text.

2. Caucuses shall have the same powers of name-changing and membership regulating as political parties in accordance with the Party Name Change Act and Party Empowerment Act, respectively.

Section 3: Party dissolution

1. Should a party dissolve itself in accordance with the Sublimation Act, it may allow its caucuses to become full-fledged parties at the time of dissolution.

2. A party may choose to become a caucus of another party if it has that party's permission to do so.
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« Reply #981 on: December 09, 2011, 03:46:20 pm »
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Department of External Affairs: September 2011 Foreign Policy Review

Definitions of the DoEA's Foreign Policy Review

Economic/Trade Restrictions:

Normal/None: Atlasian government and corporations are free to due business unhindered by government enforced restrictions.

Partial: Specific restrictions such as selective tariffs or partial embargoes are to be in place to attack the government and not the regime. Foreign aid can be granted if the regime shows signs of progress towards democracy.

Full: Complete embargo and trade is forbidden with the nation in question. Corporations in violation may face fines decided by the Senate.

Military Restrictions:

Normal/None: Any military hardware produced by private firms, or by the government of Atlasia may be sold to the government in question. However, nuclear material, technology and nuclear weapons may not be sold unless the Senate agrees with the sale of atomic technology to the nation in question.

Partial: Personnel weapons may be sold by private corporations or the state to the country in question. Personnel weapons are weapons, which are carried and operated by one man, i.e. assault rifles, mortars, RPGs, etc. No vehicles, armour, aircraft, or ships may be sold.

Full: No military equipment of any nature may be sold privately or by Atlasia, i.e. no uniforms, guns, vehicles, nothing.

DoEA Policy: Asia and Oceania

Afghanistan: Normal, though we are concerned about corruption, drugs, woman's rights and other issues.
Australia: Normal
Bahrain: Partial military and no economic restrictions.  The Atlasian Government strongly condemns the measures taken against protesters in Bahrain.
Bangladesh: Normal
Bhutan: Normal
Brunei: Partial military and partial economic restrictions
Burma (Myanmar): Full military and partial economic restrictions. We urge for a full transfer to democracy, and the respect for civil liberties and basic political freedoms.
Cambodia: Normal, though we are concerned about corruption and civil liberties.
China: Partial military restrictions and no economic restrictions, though we are very concerned over human rights, and political liberties. We realize that China is a major economic partner and full economic restrictions would be counter-productive to the Atlasian and global economy.
East Timor: Normal
Federated States of Micronesia: Normal
Fiji: Full military and partial economic restrictions.
India: Normal
Indonesia: Normal
Iran: Full military and economic restrictions will remain in place until the Iranian regime makes full, honest and lasting overtures to democracy, as well as fully renouncing any attempt at a nuclear program.
Iraq: Normal, though we have major concerns about corruption and other issues.
Israel: Normal; however, the DoEA urges Israel to end all settlements and work harder towards reaching a settlement to the Palestinian crisis.
Japan: Normal
Jordan: Normal, though we want a full transfer to democracy.
Kazakhstan: Partial military and no economic restrictions. We want a full transfer to democracy.
Kiribati: Normal
Kuwait: Normal.
Kyrgyzstan: Partial military and no economic restrictions
Laos: Normal, though we have concerns about human rights and basic freedoms.
Lebanon: Full military and no economic restrictions.
Malaysia: Partial military and no economic restrictions.
Maldives: Normal
Marshall Islands: Normal
Mongolia: Normal
Nauru: Normal
Nepal: Normal
New Zealand: Normal
North Korea: Full military and economic restrictions
Oman: Partial military and no economic restrictions
Pakistan: Normal, though we are extremely concerned about the apparent role of the ISI in harboring terrorists.
Palau: Normal
Palestine: Normal, though we are gravely concerned by the current political situation. Atlasia supports a two-state solution and would like a democratic and independent state of Palestine in the near future.
Papua New Guinea: Normal
Philippines: Normal
Qatar: Normal, though we want a full transfer to democracy.
Samoa: Normal
Saudi Arabia: Partial military and no economic restrictions. We are concerned about the human rights situation and urge the government to make major democratic reforms.
Singapore: Normal, though we would like a true democracy.
Solomon Islands: Normal
South Korea: Normal
Sri Lanka: Normal, though we are concerned about a few issues. We urge the government to build a modern, peaceful, democratic and multi-ethnic state with peaceful ethnic relations in the wake of the end of the civil war.
Syria: Full military and economic restrictions.  The regime of Bashar al-Assad has committed significant human rights violations against its people, and it is time for Mr. Assad to accept the will of his people and resign his position and allow Syria to become a democratic state.
Tajikistan: Full military and economic restrictions
Thailand: Normal, though we are keeping a close eye on the political situation and we will re-evalute the Free Trade Act with Thailand if need be.
Tonga: Normal
Turkmenistan: Full military and economic restrictions
Tuvalu: Normal
United Arab Emirates: Partial military and no economic restrictions. We are concerned about workers rights and political freedoms.
Uzbekistan: Full military and economic restrictions
Vanuatu: Normal
Vietnam: Normal
Yemen: Normal

I present the full FPR to the Senate and ask a Senator to assume sponsorship of this bill and urge the Senate to approve it, as per the terms of F.L. 32-18: Amendment to the SoEA Role Codification Act.

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« Reply #982 on: December 15, 2011, 08:40:24 am »
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Maintaining Critical Continuity Act

Recognizing that positions of the Secretary of Federal Elections and the Registrar General are essential for a proper functioning of Atlasian government:
1. Whenever position of the Secretary of Federal Elections is vacant, the Registrar General shall temporary assume duties of the office until vacancy is filled
2. Whenever position of the Registrar General is vacant, the Secretary of Federal Elections shall temporary assume duties of the office until vacancy is filled
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« Reply #983 on: December 15, 2011, 11:28:23 pm »
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Anti Conscription Amendament

Article VI, Section VIII of The Atlasian Constitution is amended to read:
Neither shall the Republic of Atlasia nor any of its constituent regions enforce compulsory conscription upon any citizen.http://
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« Reply #984 on: December 19, 2011, 09:02:48 am »
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Secretary of Internal Affairs Abolition Act

1. The position of Secretary of Internal Affairs is hereby abolished.
2. The duties of the Secretary of Internal Affairs devolve to the Presidency until such time as the creation of a new office may be germane.
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« Reply #985 on: December 29, 2011, 10:21:02 pm »
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« Reply #986 on: January 07, 2012, 12:16:09 am »
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Atlasian National Tax Reduction Act of 2012

1. All businesses are hereby required to pay a tax of 15% on their income, unless they make between $20,000-$50,000 a year, in which case they are required to pay a tax of 8% on their income, if they make less than that, they are exempt from paying Federal taxes.

2. All Atlasian citizens are hereby required to pay a tax of 13% of their income, unless they make less than $23,000, in which case they are exempt from paying Federal taxes.

3. Income taxes are hereby to be collected every April 15th.

4. The Federal Government of Atlasia hereby imposes a 5% tax on substances such as alcohol and cigarettes.

5. All Federal sales taxes are hereby repealed.

6. Income taxes are only to be collected once per year.

7. The Federal Government shall not impose a higher tax on wealthier Atlasians.
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« Reply #987 on: January 08, 2012, 12:31:54 am »
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Empowering Regions in Federal Elections Amendment

Section 1: Senate Class Rescheduling.
1.Article 1, Section 1, Clause 1, requiring Senator term length of four months shall be waived for exactly one election for Senate Class A and exactly one election for Senate Class B taking place between January 1, 2012 and July 1, 2012.

2.Article 1, Section 4, Clause 2 shall be amended as follows:
Elections for the seats in Class A shall be held in the months of April, August and December; Elections for the seats in Class B shall be held in the months of April, August and December February, June and October.

3. Elections for the Class A Senate seats currently scheduled for the months of February, June and October shall be transitioned to April, August and December. The Class B Senate seats currently scheduled for the months of April, August and December, shall be transitioned to coincide with the Presidential Elections in February, June and October. This transitions shall be effectuated as follows:

The regularly scheduled elections for the Class A Senate seats in February shall elect Senators for a two month term. In the April immediately following this special election, a regular election shall be held for the Class A Senate seats resulting in a normal four month term.

The regularly scheduled elections for Class B Senate seats in April shall elect Senators for a two month term. In the June immediately following this special election, a regular election will be held for the Class B Senate seats resulting in a normal four month term.

Section 2: Regional Election Methods

1. A region's governing body shall have the authority to determine procedure for administration of voting and certification of election results for their own Class A Senate elections currently scheduled in the months of February, June, and October, and rescheduled as stated in Section 1. A region's governing body shall also have the authority to administer voting and certification of election results for Presidential elections consistent with federal election law in the months of February, June, and October.

2. A region's governing body may determine the means of election to Class A Senate election.

3. To ensure a fair process of election, any alternative system of voting chosen by the region's governing body for Class A Senate elections must be conducted in public, on-site, and may not disqualify any candidate meeting the qualifications set in the Constitution.

4. If a region fails to open a vote for their Senator and President within 12 hours of when polls must open, a Federal Officer of the Executive Branch shall open the vote on behalf of the region.
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« Reply #988 on: January 11, 2012, 10:18:21 pm »
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Kal's Amendment

1. The Vice President of the Republic of Atlasia shall be elected separately from the President.
2. Election to the Vice Presidency shall take place at the same time and under the same rules as election to the Presidency
3. This amendment shall not affect in any way other already existing constitutional frames of the Vice Presidency
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« Reply #989 on: January 12, 2012, 09:38:52 pm »
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Amendment to the Caucus Infrastructure and Formation Act

Section 1: Procedure & Implementation

1. Citizens may now register official organizations known as a "Caucus" with the Registrar General and Census Bureau.

2. Membership in a caucus is optional and no restrictions may be placed on membership beyond limiting citizens to registering membership in no more than three caucuses. Leadership and administrative functions of a caucus shall be determined by the caucus itself.

3. A caucus shall be considered an "established caucus" when it gains five or more members.

4. To register as a member of a caucus, a citizen must declare their membership in the New Register Thread in accordance with the Register Thread Act

Section 2: Powers & Privileges

1. "Established" caucus names shall appear on election ballots next to the candidate's party. The Secretary of Federal Elections shall ensure that parties and caucuses are distinguished, such as by not but limited to different text sizes and bold text.

2. Caucuses shall have the same powers of name-changing and membership regulating as political parties in accordance with the Party Name Change Act and Party Empowerment Act, respectively.
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« Reply #990 on: January 13, 2012, 06:50:48 pm »
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Second Amendment to the Caucus Infrastructure and Formation Act

The following shall be added to the Caucus Infrastructure and Formation Act as Section 6:

1. The Senate may suspend this act if the top two parties comprise less than two-thirds of citizens registered with a political party via a resolution.
2. If the act has been suspended and the top two parties comprise more than two-thirds of citizens registered with a political party, the Senate may put it back into force via a resolution.
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« Reply #991 on: January 16, 2012, 08:02:15 pm »
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Third Amendment to the Caucus Infrastructure and Formation Act

1. Independents are hereby allowed to register with a caucus.

2. Any Independent that wishes to register with a caucus must do so in the New Register thread.
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« Reply #992 on: January 18, 2012, 12:45:59 am »
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Smart Grid Electrical Distribution Act

Section 1: Uniform Standards
1. The network used for the long-range transmission of electrical power shall be controlled and operated by the Altasian Department of Energy.

2. The transmission network from the power production stage until reaching the substation is defined as a public good. No regional, state, or local government, or private company may prevent a power producer from using transmission lines. The same rate must be charged to all transmission grid users.

3. County and local governments may impose restrictions on the distribution grid within their county or local region.

Section 2: Investment
1.The Department of Energy is appropriated $500 Billion over the next 20 years to implement smart grid technologies to reduce stress on the transmission grid and increase efficiency.

2. The current Eastern, Western, and Texas grid systems are to be maintained as separate transmission grids with manually-operated switching stations connecting the three grids along their borders.
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« Reply #993 on: January 22, 2012, 11:21:17 pm »
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The Government Responsibility Act of 2012:

1). Hold total state spending growth at inflation rate.

2). Require 2/3 majority to pass any further tax increases.

3). Require that all members of the Senate return 65% of their leftover campaign funds to the treasury at the beginning of each new session.

(modeled after Jerseyrules' bill in the NE Assembly)
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« Reply #994 on: January 27, 2012, 04:55:32 pm »
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Committee and Oversight OSPR Amendment
Article 7: Senate Committees and Oversight Powers
Section 1: Senate Committee Formation and Powers

1. The Senate shall be empowered to create standing and special Senate Committees.
2. The Senate shall be empowered to create rules for the committees including selection of committee chairman, to set their jurisdiction and role in legislative process.
3. The Senate as whole shall elect it's members to each committee.

Sections 2 Hearing Rules
1. The Senate as whole or respective Committee of the Senate, shall have the power to conduct investigative hearings for the purpose of government oversight and accountability.

2. The PPT or designated chair of any investigative hearing shall have the necessary power to ensure that Senators do not slander officials or citizens questioned before the Senate. Said power may include dismissing the Senator from the remainder of the hearing procedure.

3. Officials shall, by a majority vote of the Senate, be held in contempt of the Senate for willfully lying or refusing to answer a question or attend a hearing in a timely fashion, as laid out in Section 4.

Section 3 Process to Convene and Conduct an Investigative Hearing of the Whole Senate
1. A resolution establishing a temporary investigatory hearing may be introduced in the Legislation Introduction thread. Such a resolution may only be considered on the Senate floor when it has been co-sponsored by at least two Senators.

2. Once introduced in accordance with clause one, the PPT shall bring it to the floor as soon as an appropriate slot opens on the Senate floor. The resolution must have at least 48 hours of debate after which the resolution may be brought to a final vote. Upon passage of the resolution, a hearing thread shall be opened and all proceedings shall be conducted by the PPT unless he shall designate a presiding official in his stead.

3. Additional resolutions and subpoena motions may be filed within the hearing. Said resolutions and motions shall have at least 24 hours of debate before they may be brought to a final vote and they shall require a simple majority of votes to pass. Discretion in hearings shall be given to the PPT or a Senator so appointed by the PPT for the duration of the hearing.

4. The presiding official of the hearing shall be charged with informing all relevant participants that he or she has been subpoenaed, how long they have to respond, and that they may be held in contempt for not complying with the subpoena.

5. At any time during a hearing, upon request by two Senators and at the discretion of the presiding official, a vote may be brought to conclude the investigation. This shall require a simple majority of the Senators to pass.

6. The President of Atlasia shall be exempt from all subpoena, contempt and investigatory resolutions.

Section 4 Contempt of the Senate
1. At any time during a hearing, upon request by two Senators and at the discretion of the presiding official, a resolution may be brought to hold a subpoenaed official or member in contempt of the Senate. Debate on said resolution shall last for no less than 48 hours, after which the presiding official shall bring the resolution to a vote.

2.Upon passage of a contempt of Senate resolution, the individual held in contempt shall be suspended from all official positions, whether appointed or elected, until such a time as the presiding official deems their response adequate.

3. Those being questioned may refuse to answer a question asked of them on the grounds of self-incrimination.

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« Reply #995 on: January 29, 2012, 06:23:27 pm »
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Miscellaneous Improvements Act

1. The Fifth Amendment to the Proportional Representation Act is repealed.

2. The Regional Legislative Petitions Act is repealed.

3. The RG shall receive a $50,000 bonus for the year 2012, as a reward for a great job handling an excessive workload.

4. A documentary about the life and times of Governor, Senator, and President Bgwah shall be produced and distributed for viewing in 8th grade classrooms, for educational and inspirational purposes.

5. $5 billion shall be appropriated to the Northeast Region for the purpose of infrastructure improvements.

6. An annual celebration of National Ilikeverin Day shall take place in the Capitol on August 16th. Senators will *hughughug* each other to set a positive example.


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« Reply #996 on: January 30, 2012, 09:10:13 am »
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Atlasian Arts Advocation Act of 2012

1. The Federal Government hereby allocates $150 million to each region to be used specifically for the improvement of arts programs within the region.

2. "Arts" programs shall be defined as any music, drawing, writing, sculpting, painting or any similar program.

3. Any region that does not desire to spend all of their money must ask the Federal Government before they use it elsewhere.

4. The adjourned Senate hereby designates March as National Atlasian Arts Month every year, in which art, as defined in section 2, shall be celebrated publicly.
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The New Atlasian Healthcare Act
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Section 1- Eligibility and Benefits

    (a.) All individuals residing in Atlasia are eligible to be covered under the Atlasian National Health Care Program offering them a high quality standard of care.
    (b.) The health care benefits under this Act cover all medically necessary services, including at least the following:

            Primary care and prevention.
            Inpatient care.
            Outpatient care.
            Emergency care.
            Prescription drugs.
            Durable medical equipment.
            Long-term care.
            Palliative care.
            Mental health services.
            The full scope of dental services (other than cosmetic dentistry).
            Substance abuse treatment services.
            Chiropractic services.
            Basic vision care and vision correction (other than laser vision correction for cosmetic purposes).
            Hearing services, including coverage of hearing aids.
            Podiatric care.

    (c.) Such benefits are available through any licensed health care clinician anywhere in Atlasia that is legally qualified to provide the benefits.
    (d.) No deductibles, co-payments, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing shall be imposed with respect to covered benefits, but additional insurance from private sources is not forbidden.
    (e.) All private and public hospitals and doctors are required to be participating providers, and are not permitted to deny care on the basis of one's enrollment in the Atlasian National Health Care Program.
    (f.) All health insurance companies, public or private, shall be required to join the health insurance Exchange to be legally licensed to provide services. No company in the Exchange may deny coverage on the basis of previous health condition. The Exchange shall be governed by the Health Directorate, who shall be responsible for determining proper levels of reimbursement, management, administration and other related health industry needs.
(g.) Prescription drug companies shall not be allowed to advertise their products outside of certified medical journals.

Section 2- Finances

    (a.) The Atlasian Government, through the Atlasian National Health Care Program's regional offices, shall be financially obligated to cover: all costs from services and benefits provided to the enrolled by the participating providers for individuals below 250% the poverty level; 50% of the costs from services and benefits provided to the enrolled by the participating providers for individuals between 250% the poverty level and $250,000; and 10% of the costs from services and benefits provided to the enrolled by the participating providers for individuals above $250,000.
    (b.) Licensed health care clinicians who accept any payment from the Atlasian National Health Care Program may not bill any patient for any covered service.
    (c.) Funding for this proposal shall be drawn from the following sources:

            Cost reductions in other federal health programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, as a result of administrative and cost savings and shifts in funding priorities
            Taxes levied on health insurance benefits as follows: 0.5% for incomes below 250% the poverty level; 2% for incomes between 250% the poverty level and $250,000; 3.5% for incomes between $250,001 and $1,000,000; and 5.5% for incomes above $1,000,000.

Section 3- Administration

    (a.) This Act shall be administered by the Health Directorate, made up by a Chairman and the Executives of the regional CHP boards.
    (b.) Medicare and Medicaid shall be phased out, with all necessary personnel and services being transferred to the Atlasian National Health Care Program upon its establishment.

Section 4- Regional Administration

    (a.) The provision of healthcare and the administration of budgets and services shall be the responsibility of independent Community Health Partnerships (CHPs) congruent to the existing Regions These shall be established as public sector corporations. Each CHP shall be headed by a board consisting of one Executive and further non-executive members.
    (b.) CHP members shall be selected by the Health Directorate and shall be a non-partisan gathering of experts in the medical, pharmaceutical, and health insurance and administration industries.
    (c.) All boards shall be required to have an audit committee consisting only of non-executive members on which the chair may not sit. This committee shall be entrusted with the supervision of financial audit and of systems of corporate governance within the CHP.
    (d.) CHP's shall have responsibility for delivering primary and community services and commission them from other providers, and are involved in commissioning secondary care. Each CHP shall have their own budget and set their own priorities and shall directly provide a range of community health services including but not exclusive to;

            The provision of funding for general practitioners and medical prescriptions.
            The commission of hospital and mental health services from the private sector.

    (e.) All members, directors and associated bodies shall be accountable to the Health Directorate as outlined in Section 3 of this Act.
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« Reply #998 on: February 11, 2012, 11:57:28 am »
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The Mind-Altering Substance Accountability Act of 2012

1. Any person who chooses to use mind-altering substances such as marijuana, LSD, alcohol, psilocybin, salvia, MDMA, etc. is responsible for their actions while under the influence of said substances.

2. If a person under the influence of mind-altering substances causes the death of another Atlasian, they are to be charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and sentenced according to standards set by the region in which the offense is committed.

3. If a person under the influence of mind-altering substances causes a vehicular accident that does not take the life of another Atlasian, but instead causes them severe injuries such as paralysis, coma or amputation, they are to be charged with Reckless Endangerment and sentenced according to standards set by the region in which the offense is committed.

4. If a person under the influence of mind-altering drugs is operating a motor vehicle and is pulled over by a law enforcement official, said law enforcement official reserves the right to test the offender for sobriety. If the offender is found to be impaired by any mind-altering substance, as outlined in Section 1, they are to be charged with Driving Under the Influence of a Mind Altering Substance and should be sentenced according to standards set by the region in which the offense is committed.
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« Reply #999 on: February 11, 2012, 10:24:37 pm »
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Trim Away The Fat Act of 2012

1. The Atlasian National Healthcare Act is hereby repealed.

2. The Atlasian National Budget shall look like this:

TOTAL Direct Spending = $1.14 trillion

Military Spending ($418.72 billion)
$100 billion ... Military personnel
$138.13 billion ... Operation and maintenance
$72.43 billion .... Procurement
$71.73 billion .... Research, development, test and evaluation
$15.25 billion .... Military Construction, Family Housing and Other
$18.29 billion .... Atomic Energy Defense Activities
$2.89 billion ..... Defense Related activities

Afghanistan Operations ($1.15 billion)
$542.7 million ..... Military Operations
$609.31 million .... Reconstruction aid

Military Retirement ($123.13 billion)
$43.97 billion .... Military retirement
$38.54 billion .... Income security for veterans
$3.41 billion ...... Veterans education, training, and rehabilitation
$36.45 billion ..... Hospital and medical care for veterans and retired military
$0.76 billion ...... Housing and other veterans benefits and services

International affairs ($23.84 billion)
$13.64 billion ...... International development and humanitarian assistance
$1.08 billion ...... International military aid
$7.97 billion ...... Conduct of foreign affairs
$1.15 billion ...... Foreign information and exchange activities

General science, space, and technology ($23.97 billion)
$5.62 billion ...... National Science Foundation programs
$3.44 billion ...... Department of Energy general science programs
$14.91 billion ..... Space flight, research, and supporting activities

Non-Defense Energy Spending ($12.32 billion)
$0.73 billion ...... Energy supply
$1.03 billion ...... Energy conservation and preparedness
$0.36 billion ...... Energy information, preparedness, & regulation
$10.2 billion ...... Go Green Fund

Natural resources and environment ($35.13 billion)
$5.45 billion ..... Water resources
$8.74 billion ..... Conservation and land management
$3.06 billion ..... Recreational & Park resources
$7.88 billion ..... Pollution control and abatement
$4.9 billion ....... Environmental Fund from plastic bag tax 
$5.1 billion ....... Other natural resources

Agriculture ($17.69 billion)
$13.40 billion ..... Farm income stabilization & crop insurance
$4.29 billion ...... Agricultural research and services

Commerce and Housing Loan Programs ($5.75 billion)
$-4.28 billion ..... Federal Housing Loan Programs
$1.10 billion ...... Postal service
$-0.96 billion ..... Deposit insurance
$7.96 billion ...... Universal service fund
$1.93 billion ...... Other advancement of commerce

Transportation ($84.21 billion)
$22.77 billion ..... Highways and highway safety
$31.16 billion ......... High speed rail (Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act)
$8.51 billion ...... Other Mass transit
$2.31 billion ...... Railroads
$13.64 billion ..... Air Transportation
$5.40 billion ...... Water transportation
$0.42 billion ...... Other transportation

Community and regional development ($55.46 billion)
$3.14 billion ...... Community development
$8.36 billion ...... Area and regional development
$8.76  billion ...... Disaster relief and insurance
$2.5 billion ........ Homeless Shelter Emergency Housing
$32.7 billion ...... Small Business Association

Education ($83.95 billion)
$44.98 billion ..... Elementary, Secondary & Vocational education
$35.74 billion ..... Higher education
$3.23 billion ...... Research and general education

Training, labor and unemployment ($8.48 billion)
$6.88 billion ...... Training and employment
$1.6 billion ....... Labor law, statistics, and other administration

Non-ANH Health Spending ($36.02 billion)
$4.7 billion ....... Disease control, public health and bioterrorism
$28.31 billion ... Health research and training
$3.01 billion ..... Food safety and occupational health and safety

Civilian Retirement (Social Security excluded) ($6.71 billion)
$4.89 billion ...... Civilian retirement and disability insurance
$923.58 million .... Federal employee retirement and disability
$901.13 million ...... Federal employees' and retired employees' health benefits

Aid to Low-Income Families ($149.06 billion)
$59.27 billion ..... Housing assistance
$63.11 billion ..... Food stamps
$19.3 billion ...... Other nutrition programs (WIC, school lunches)
$4.8 billion ....... Child care funds
$2.58 billion ...... Other aid to low-income families

General Family Support ($24.33 billion)
$6.56 billion ...... Foster care and adoption assistance
$2.92 billion ...... Child support and family support programs
$14.85 billion ..... Social and family services

Administration of justice ($31.09 billion)
$7.05 billion ..... Federal law enforcement
$7.46 billion ..... Border security and immigration
$9.32 billion ..... Federal litigation and judicial activities
$3.04 billion ...... Federal prison system
$4.22 billion ...... Criminal justice assistance

General government administration ($3.04 billion)
$988.82 million ...... Legislative functions
$710.97 million ...... Executive office programs
$529.21 million ....... IRS & other fiscal operations
$1.01 billion ...... Other general government

3. If passed, this budget shall be displayed in the GM thread for the public to see.
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