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« Reply #1075 on: July 07, 2012, 11:04:32 pm »
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AN  AMENDMENT
To establish clearer proceedings for the Impeachment of Government Officials.

Be it enacted by 2/3 of the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia assembled.

This Amendment shall be titled as the "Impeachment Clarification Amendment".

Section 2: Impeachment
1.In the same manner as the proposition of a Bill, Articles of Impeachment may be proposed  against any executive or judicial officer of the federal government.
2.The Senate will shall be impaneled as a grand jury to consider these Articles of Impeachment; In considering these Articles, the Chief Justice shall preside, unless it is his own impeachment, in which case the President of the Senate shall preside. A two-thirds majority vote of the Senate under quorum rules will be necessary to impeach the Officer.
3.The People shall have sole power to try such impeachments. The Chief Justice shall administer a public poll to try the impeachment, unless it is the Chief Justice who shall have been impeached, in which case the Senate President pro tempore shall administer the public poll. The public poll shall be held for one week and shall require the consent of a majority voting to convict. Citizens shall make their vote publicly known in the form of a post.
4.Upon conviction by the People, the officer shall be removed from office immediately. Any person convicted upon impeachment shall be disqualified from holding any office under the Republic of Atlasia for a time period explicitly specified in the Articles of Impeachment.


Well, we have to start somewhere with this. I have a more sweeping change but it might tank the amendment and I would rather offer it later as a amendment to the text on the floor then as part of the intial text.  
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« Reply #1076 on: July 07, 2012, 11:15:10 pm »
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AN AMENDMENT
To establish clearer procedures for the ratification of treaties and agreements with foreign powers for the advancement of the interests of the Republic of Atlasia.

Be it enacted by 2/3 of the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia assembled.

This amendment shall be titled as the "Treaty Ratification Amendment".

Article II, Section 1, Clause 4 shall read as the following:
4. The President shall have power, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators concur.

The clause previously numbered as clause 4 and all subsquent clauses of this section shall be renumbered accordingly.
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« Reply #1077 on: July 12, 2012, 07:53:13 am »
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A Bill

Be it enacted by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia assembled.

This bill shall be entitled the "Antarctic Incorporation Act".

1) The area between the meridian 90° west of Greenwich and the meridian 150° west of Greenwich that lies south of the 60th parallel south, excluding that already claimed by any other sovereign nation and that which lies in international waters, shall be incorporated into the State of Byrd and abbreviated as 'BY'"
2) Byrd shall become the 12th state of the Imperial Dominion of the South.
3) All other areas south of the 60th parallel south are eligible to join the State of Byrd should they choose to do so by democratic means or, if uninhabited, the claiming government hands them over to Atlasian control.

Introduced for a Constituent
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« Reply #1078 on: July 12, 2012, 11:49:42 am »
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A RESOLUTION

For promoting Comity between Nations, regulating commerce with foreign nations, and providing the Senate with detailed . . . rules for parliamentary procedure.

Be it enacted by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia assembled.


SECTION I - TITLE

This bill may be cited as the "Good Neighbor Resolution," or "GNR," for short.


SECTION II - DESCRIPTION

An Act to amend the OSPR, installing an institutional check against Senators whose proposed legislation threatens to unduly compromise the Freedom, Security, and/or Peace of Nations.


SECTION III - DECLARATION

Being that all states are made legitimate by their respective peoples according to their abilities to advance the common interest, and that common interest relies upon a delicate, yet ever-changing balance of power betwixt diversely-interested actors, the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia hereby declares that none among its number shall be permitted to vote on any legislation which is construed by its members to unreasonably imperil either the sovereignty reserved or general welfare sought by the whole of those persons residing in another country, other countries, or any extraterritorial jurisdiction in which the Senate wields no authority, except as necessitated for providing for the common defense.


SECTION IV - PROVISIONS

(a) Article 4, Section 1 - Subsection 11 of the OSPR, which reads, "For the purposes of Articles 3, 4 and 5, the original sponsor shall be defined as the Senator who introduced the legislation in the Legislation Introduction Thread," shall become Article 4, Section 1 - Subsection 12 of the OSPR.

(b) Filling its original place, the new Article 4, Section 1 - Subsection 11 of the OSPR shall read, "A Senator may at any time after a piece of legislation is introduced on the Senate floor, but prior to a final vote, declare its violation of sentiments expressed in Section III of the GNR. If another Senator opts to second this declaration the PPT is to suspend all debate for 48 hours, during which time the original sponsor must express hostility to the declaration, unilaterally withdraw the legislation, or unilaterally amend it in such a way as to resolve the violation. If the original sponsor does not act or fails to alleviate the GNR-pertinent concerns of the declaring Senators, the PPT shall immediately begin a 72 hour vote on the question of the legislation’s compliance to the resolution in question. The aforementioned legislation shall be tabled if at vote's end no fewer than 1/3 of all Senators say nay. Otherwise, debate on the legislation shall resume."

(c) Article 12, Section 1 of the OSPR shall be amended to read, "A Senator may motion for the expulsion of any other sitting Senator, provided the aforementioned Senator has not posted anything in the Senate for fourteen consecutive days and has not declared a leave of absence before, or has on at least one occasion introduced legislation to the Senate found by no fewer than 2/3 of its members to stand in violation of the Good Neighbor Resolution. This shall be done by founding a new thread in the Atlas Fantasy Government Board specifically motioning for expulsion of the aforementioned Senator. "


SECTION V - EFFECTIVENESS

The provisions listed herein shall take effect immediately upon passage of this resolution by the Senate.



OS Edit: All stricken text is to be omitted from the version of this bill to be debated on the Senate floor.
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« Reply #1079 on: July 12, 2012, 07:28:42 pm »
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I'm probably going to add sections to this bill over time, but for now-


A BILL

To promote and incentivize job growth in the Republic of Atlasia.

Be it enacted by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia assembled.

SECTION 1. TITLE

This act may be cited as the ‘Jobs Now Act of 2012.’

SECTION 2. HIRING INCENTIVES ACT RENEWAL

1.) The effects of the Hiring Incentives Act are hereby renewed for one year after passage of this legislation.

SECTION 3. VOLUNTARY WORK HOUR AND PAY CUT COMPENSATION

1.) Employers of businesses with 20 employees or more will be allowed to give each worker the option of cutting their work hours by 10%, or their salaries by 10%.

2.) Employees who take either option will be subsidized 60% of lost income.

3.) This section shall be in effect for one year after passage.

SECTION 4. WHITE ROOFTOP INCENTIVES FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATELY OWNED BUILDINGS

1.) All local, state, and regional administrative officials will be subsidized 25% for the hiring of construction workers to paint black rooftops of government buildings the color white.

2.) All individuals, households, and business owners will be subsidized 25% for the hiring of construction workers to paint black rooftops of houses and businesses white.

SECTION 5. REGIONAL PUBLIC BANKING SYSTEM

1.) All regions of the Republic of Atlasia are bestowed the option of creating individual state-owned banks, which will be funded by the federal government per request of each region.

2.) Regional banks will be delegated with the duties
    To assist local banks with capital and liquidity requirements
    To provide loans & loan guarantees
    To provide assistance to borrowers in areas of job retention
    To provide assistance to borrowers in technology creation
    To provide assistance to small businesses and businesses of retail, and
    To participate in community service projects

3.) All revenues collected by each region shall be deposited in their respective banks.

4.) Funds that are deposited in a regional bank shall not transmit services to other regions or countries unless funds are prescribed to via a budget item of the region in control of the bank.

5.) 35% of a bank's earnings will be remitted to the region's Treasury.  If a treasury is not in place, the region will be responsible for establishing one.

6.) A regional bank will be responsible for keeping a record of all transactions and writing summaries which shall convey expectation and outlook of growth and inflation over each upcoming year.  The region's Treasury will be designated with the responsibility of annually checking the bank for organization of these records and efficiency in management.

7.) No individual, co-partnership, or corporation shall be permitted to subscribe for or to hold at any time more than $25,000 par value of stock in a regional bank.
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« Reply #1080 on: July 13, 2012, 01:02:28 am »
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A Bill
Purpose: Co- operative support and job creation
Section 1. Title
Worker co-operative pilot program
Section 2. Descripton
This bill will start a pilot program that will focus on supporting worker co-operatives across the country.
Section 3. Funding
Funding: 1 Billion per year will be appropriated, 95% will be used to give favorable loan rates to co-operatives, and 5% on research and administration.
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« Reply #1081 on: July 13, 2012, 05:54:35 am »
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Seatown, if you are going to use that format, please specify the exact title you desire to be used like Scott, Redalgo and myself have done. Tongue
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« Reply #1082 on: July 14, 2012, 11:06:22 am »
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Introducing on behalf of the administration-

AN AMENDMENT

To ensure the equal protection of all genders n the Republic of Atlasia.

Be it enacted by 2/3 of the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia.

SECTION ONE. TITLE

This amendment may be cited as the 'Equal Rights Amendment.'

SECTION TWO. AMENDMENT

1.) Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by Atlasia or by any Region on account of sex or sexual orientation towards adults.

2.) The Senate shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
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« Reply #1083 on: July 21, 2012, 04:02:29 pm »
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The Holding CEOs Accountable Act

1.  Any CEO of a corporation convicted of a crime related to his tenure at the corporation shall forfeit the benefits associated with his position upon departure from the current position.

2.  If the CEO is convicted after he has begun to collect his retirement, then the retirement shall be severed for all future years.

3.  This legislation shall take effect for all convictions occurring after January 1, 2013.
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« Reply #1084 on: July 23, 2012, 09:09:43 pm »
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Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iran Resolution

Whereas- Iran has committed acts of war against our nation such as the taking of hostages

Whereas- Iran has conducted and publicly announced military exercises to simulate and enhance their ability to strike Atlasian military bases in the region

Whereas- Iran has repeatedly threatened acts of war such as closing the Strait of Hormuz and has repeatedly threatened our allies especially Israel

Whereas- Iran is universally recognized as a state sponsor of terror and has been identified as the primary state collaborator of the terrorist organization Hezbollah

Whereas- Iran has attempted to assassinate diplomatic officials to Atlasia

Whereas- Iran lied to the world community regarding its intentions for uranium enrichment, pledging peaceful intentions and later announcing the successful development of a nuclear weapon

Whereas- the world community and Atlasia in particular has no reason to trust the Iranian regime

Be it resolved- the Senate gives the President full authority to initiate and direct military operations against the Islamic Republic of Iran
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« Reply #1085 on: August 05, 2012, 01:54:48 am »
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National University and General Education Reform bill
Section One: National University System
1.   $35 million shall be appropriated per each region for the construction of a federally-operated university.
2.   $15 million shall be appropriated per each region for the hiring of faculty and accommodating the local community.
3.   Each regional government shall submit a location of economic distress or decline that would benefit from the presence of a strong university campus to the Secretary of Internal Affairs, who can approve or deny the location.
4.   If a regional government does not offer a location, these funds will be offered to another region to choose a location.
5.   The addition of future campuses shall be made possible at the request of the Secretary of Internal Affairs and approved by majority vote of the Government Oversight and Reform Committee.

Section Two: Repeal of Tuition Tax
1.   The tuition tax established in Section 6 of the ‘Education Reform Act of 2007’ is hereby repealed.

Section Three: Additional Regulations and Reforms
1.   A 50% tax shall be placed on all revenue a college or university receives from tuition or fees.
2.   This tax shall be waived should a college or university’s student population have 5% or greater receiving federal student loan assistance.
3.   $2 billion shall be distributed among the regions by the Secretary of Internal Affairs for the purpose of adding more vocational and career training courses to local community colleges.

Section Four: Secondary School Reform and Assistance
1.   $1 billion shall be distributed among the regions by the Secretary of Internal Affairs for the purpose of adding more arts and culture courses to secondary schools.
2.   $1 billion shall be distributed among the regions by the Secretary of Internal Affairs for the purpose of adding more vocational and career training courses to secondary schools.
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« Reply #1086 on: August 05, 2012, 11:00:10 am »
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National University and General Education Reform bill
Section One: National University System
1.   $35 million shall be appropriated per each region for the construction of a federally-operated university.
2.   $15 million shall be appropriated per each region for the hiring of faculty and accommodating the local community.
3.   Each regional government shall submit a location of economic distress or decline that would benefit from the presence of a strong university campus to the Secretary of Internal Affairs, who can approve or deny the location.
4.   If a regional government does not offer a location, these funds will be offered to another region to choose a location.
5.   The addition of future campuses shall be made possible at the request of the Secretary of Internal Affairs and approved by majority vote of the Government Oversight and Reform Committee.

Section Two: Repeal of Tuition Tax
1.   The tuition tax established in Section 6 of the ‘Education Reform Act of 2007’ is hereby repealed.

Section Three: Additional Regulations and Reforms
1.   A 50% tax shall be placed on all revenue a college or university receives from tuition or fees.
2.   This tax shall be waived should a college or university’s student population have 5% or greater receiving federal student loan assistance.
3.   $2 billion shall be distributed among the regions by the Secretary of Internal Affairs for the purpose of adding more vocational and career training courses to local community colleges.

Section Four: Secondary School Reform and Assistance
1.   $1 billion shall be distributed among the regions by the Secretary of Internal Affairs for the purpose of adding more arts and culture courses to secondary schools.
2.   $1 billion shall be distributed among the regions by the Secretary of Internal Affairs for the purpose of adding more vocational and career training courses to secondary schools.

May I sign on as a cosponsor?
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« Reply #1087 on: August 06, 2012, 02:12:09 pm »
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A BILL

Recognizing the difficulty created for the Registrar General and other persons of responsibility who are necessitated by their office to utilize the registration thread for public services, by the posting of useless and unrelated content by Atlasians, this seeks to curb that problem.

This bill shall be entitled the "Shut Yo Face Act".

Section 1: The posting of content in the registration thread other than the requested information (name, state and party) by current members of Atlasians, shall be prohibited by Atlasian law.

Section 2: The penalty for the violation of this act shall include a six month ban from voting and a one year ban from holding office.  

Introduced on the behalf of a constituent who insists on keeping his identity concealed.
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The Contempt of Congress Act

1.  Any government official summoned before a Congressional Committee to testify and fails to without providing an excuse deemed legitimate by the Committee shall be charged with contempt of Congress.

2.  If the Senate votes to hold the official in contempt, he shall be subject to impeachment.
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National University and General Education Reform bill
Section One: National University System
1.   $35 million shall be appropriated per each region for the construction of a federally-operated university.
2.   $15 million shall be appropriated per each region for the hiring of faculty and accommodating the local community.
3.   Each regional government shall submit a location of economic distress or decline that would benefit from the presence of a strong university campus to the Secretary of Internal Affairs, who can approve or deny the location.
4.   If a regional government does not offer a location, these funds will be offered to another region to choose a location.
5.   The addition of future campuses shall be made possible at the request of the Secretary of Internal Affairs and approved by majority vote of the Government Oversight and Reform Committee.

Section Two: Repeal of Tuition Tax
1.   The tuition tax established in Section 6 of the ‘Education Reform Act of 2007’ is hereby repealed.

Section Three: Additional Regulations and Reforms
1.   A 50% tax shall be placed on all revenue a college or university receives from tuition or fees.
2.   This tax shall be waived should a college or university’s student population have 5% or greater receiving federal student loan assistance.
3.   $2 billion shall be distributed among the regions by the Secretary of Internal Affairs for the purpose of adding more vocational and career training courses to local community colleges.

Section Four: Secondary School Reform and Assistance
1.   $1 billion shall be distributed among the regions by the Secretary of Internal Affairs for the purpose of adding more arts and culture courses to secondary schools.
2.   $1 billion shall be distributed among the regions by the Secretary of Internal Affairs for the purpose of adding more vocational and career training courses to secondary schools.

May I sign on as a cosponsor?

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Capital Punishment Abolition Amendment

Article VI of the Third Constitution Shall be amended as follows:
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13. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted, nor shall capital punishment be prescribed by a civilian court of law.
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« Reply #1091 on: September 07, 2012, 12:04:33 pm »
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End to the Zombie Apocalypse Act

1. The Anti-Zombie Act of 2009 is hereby repealed.

2. The Federal Activity Requirements Act is hereby repealed.

3. Section 14, Clause 1 of the Consolidated Electoral System Reform Act is hereby amended to read the following:
All those persons who have posted at least 10 times in the 8 weeks (56 days) prior to the commencement of an election shall be defined as active for the purposes of that election.



Getting Real About the Cabinet Act

1. The Cabinet Restructuring Act of 2009 is hereby repealed.



Late-Term Abortion Restriction Act

Section 1: Restriction and Exception.

1. Abortion in the third trimester of a pregnancy, hereby defined as the 28th estimated week of gestation, shall not be performed in the Republic of Atlasia.

2. Restrictions on abortion shall not apply in the following circumstances:
a. The pregnancy being a result of rape.
b. The pregnancy being a result of incest.
c. The pregnancy threatening the life of the mother.
d. The pregnancy showing signs of severe birth defect.

Section 2: Criminal Penalty.

1. Any individual who performs an abortion in the third trimester outside of the previously mentions exceptions is subject to up to 18 months in prison, and receives a lifetime ban from work as a medical professional.



Progressive Traffic Fines Act

1. Calculation of traffic fines throughout the Republic of Atlasia shall be determined by the following formula:
(individual's monthly income earnings) - (15% of individual's monthly income earnings) / 25.



Right Wages for the Right Regions Act

1. The minimum wage established by the Living Wage Act shall be reduced to 10.50, the first wage increase authorized by the act.

2. The 12.00 wage shall remain in place for all regions, but shall no longer be the minimum, and regions shall be able to lower to the new minimum if they desire to, to better fit the realities of their economies.

3. The remainder of the Living Wage Act shall remain in effect.



Omnibus Gun Policy & Safety Act

Recognizing the need from numerous gun violence incidents and the disorganized nature of Atlasia's gun laws, this Act is established in the spirit of maintaining Atlasian gun ownership laws in a single piece of statute.

Section 1: Housekeeping.

1. The Protection of the Right to Bear Arms Act is hereby repealed.

2. The Expansion of Gun Rights Act is hereby repealed.

Section 2: Gun Ownership Procedure.

1. All newly sold handguns, and individuals who purchase them, after the implementation of this Act, must be noted in a hereby established National Handgun Registry available to law enforcement officials.

2. One (1) billion dollars is hereby appropriated for a program to give individuals one-hundred (100) dollar incentives for entering their existing handguns into the National Handgun Registry.

3. Any citizen of Atlasia who has completed a safety course on gun use approved by the Department of Justice may apply for a license to conceal and carry a handgun on his person in public areas. The license shall be inoperative unless renewed every five years, requiring a fee of fifty (50) dollars.

4. Regions may be allowed, if they so desire, to ban concealed carry for non-law enforcement individuals if passed by their regional lawmaking process, though may not alter the license fee. In the absence of a regional concealed carry law, Clause 3 shall take precedent.

Section 2: Gun Sale Restrictions.

1. The following individuals shall be prohibited from possessing, transporting, or selling firearms:
a. Has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.
b. Is a fugitive from justice,
c. Is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance.
d. Has been adjudicated as a mental defective or committed to a mental institution.
e. Is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States.
f. Has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions.
g. Having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced U.S. citizenship.
h. Is subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner, or.
i. Has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
j. Has a record of being a felon.

2. Semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines, possessing at least two of the following, are hereby prohibited from possession, transportation, and sale:
a. Folding or telescoping stock.
b. Pistol grip.
c. Bayonet mount.
d. Flash suppressor.
e. Devices enabling the launching of grenades.

3. Semi-automatic handguns, with detachable magazines, possessing at least two of the following, are hereby prohibited from possession, transportation, and sale:
a. Magazine that attaches outside the pistol grip
b. Threaded barrel to attach barrel extender, flash suppressor, handgrip, or suppressor
c. Barrel shroud that can be used as a hand-hold
d. A semi-automatic version of a fully automatic firearm.

4. Semi-automatic shotguns, possessing at least two of the following, are hereby prohibited from possession, transportation, and sale:
a. Folding or telescoping stock
b. Pistol grip
c. Fixed capacity of more than 5 rounds
d. Detachable magazine.

5. Newly manufactured handgun and rifle ammunition magazines may not exceed eighteen bullets, while handgun and rifle ammunition magazines containing over thirty bullets shall be immediately illegal for possession, transportation, or sale.

6. No individual, who does not own a business involved in the sale of firearms, or operate gun shows, may purchase more than two firearms within a thirty (30) day period.

7. All newly manufactured packs of ammunition and firearms must be laser-engraved with a unique serial number during the manufacturing process to aid in the process of law enforcement.

8. Prior to gun sale, the customer must be subject to, and pass, a background check conducted by state and local government.



Additional Expansion of Emergency Credit Act

1. An additional 40 billion dollars is appropriated for the purposes outlined in Section 1, Clause 2 of the Emergency Credit Access Act.

2. An additional 80 billion dollars is appropriated for the purposes outlined in Section 1, Clause 3 of the Emergency Credit Access Act.
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Amendment to the Government Oversight and Reform Committee Resolution

This resolution shall create the Government Oversight and Reform Committee (GOR) as a special committee of the Senate tasked with investigating Administration Officials, performance of government officials, government efficiency, Forum Affairs, and other issues that relate indirectly to one of these tasks.

The committee shall be composed of three sitting members of the Atlasian Senate, selected by the full membership of that body, at the start of each Senate.

Once selected, the Committee members shall select the Chairman from amongst themselves. The Chairman shall open the thread and preside over all hearings and functions of the Committee. The Chairman may be replaced by the President of the Senate, if he has been absent longer than a week.  If the Chairman takes an announced leave of absence, the replacement shall only serve until the Senator's return.

If a member of the committee resigns his position on the committee, or leaves the Senate, the full Senate shall select a replacement.

Legislation may only be considered by the committee for a maximum of seven days before being forwarded to the Senate.
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« Reply #1093 on: September 07, 2012, 12:05:57 pm »
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Trade Agreement Re-evaluation Commission

1. The President shall appoint three interested individuals to a newly created and temporary Trade Commission to re-evaluate the status of countries the Republic of Atlasia has current trade agreements with, and shall present their opinions on the state of our trade agreements to the President and the Senate within thirty (30) days after the appointment of all members.



Blast From the Game Reform Past Amendment

Be it resolved that the following changes be made to the Atlasian Constitution:

1. The Preamble to Article 1 of the Constitution is amended to read "All Legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in the Legislature of the Republic of Atlasia. The Legislature shall be composed of the Senate and the Council of Governors."

2. The title of Section 5 is amended to read "Powers of the Legislature." The preamble of Section 5 is amended to read "The Legislature shall have the power save where limited by other provisions in the Constitution." The title of Section 6 is amended to read "Powers denied to the Legislature."

3. The title of Section 3 is amended to read "Legislature Rules and Legislation."

4. All mentions of the "Senate" in the section that will hereby be named "Powers of the Legislature" shall be replaced with "Legislature."

5. The Council of Governors shall consist of the primary heads of state of the regions. Each head of state shall have one vote. The votes of a majority of the membership shall be required to approve or amend any legislation.

6. Council votes on legislation shall be administered by a Governor chosen from all members of the Council of Governors. The election to choose the Council Administrator shall be held by the President of the Senate.

7. The Council of Governors may not introduce legislation independently, but may freely amend legislation sent to the Council by the Senate. In the event that an amended piece of legislation is approved by the Council of Governors, the amended legislation shall be sent back to the Senate for a final vote of approval. Council amendments may be overridden by the Senate with a two thirds vote.

8. If a piece of legislation that has been returned from the Council passes the Senate, or has been overridden by two-thirds vote, the legislation shall be sent to the President's desk as normal.



Separate Elections Amendment

1. The Vice President of the Republic of Atlasia shall be elected independently of the President.

2. The 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.



Amendment to the Amendment Amendment

Clause 2 of the 7th Amendment to the Constitution shall hereby read the following:

2. Each initiative shall be required to gather signatures from at least 8% (rounded down) of registered voters before it may be included on the ballot.
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« Reply #1094 on: September 07, 2012, 12:13:38 pm »
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Well that's gratitude for you. Tongue Next time I won't seek to protect your precious legislative agenda from unnecessary risk. About half of it will probably get a nay vote for from me anyway. Tongue
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« Reply #1095 on: September 22, 2012, 12:59:35 pm »
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A BILL

To establish an official seal for the Republic of Atlasia

Be it enacted by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia assembled.

SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the ‘Atlasian Seal Act of 2012.’

SECTION 2. SEAL DESIGN

1.   The official Seal of the Republic of Atlasia shall appear as the following:
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« Reply #1096 on: September 22, 2012, 11:39:51 pm »
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A RESOLUTION

To create a Standing Committee for the tasks of cooperating with the Secretary of Internal Affairs on issues that are related to education, finance, the public health, and other matters.

Be it enacted by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia assembled.

SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the ‘Senate Committee on Internal Affairs Creation Resolution .’

SECTION 2. DESCRIPTION

This resolution shall create the Senate Committee on the Internal Affairs as a special committee of the Senate tasked with the duties of coordinating with the Secretary of Internal Affairs on matters that relate to:

  • Education, schools, and teachers
  • Oversight and jurisdiction of banks, both public and private
  • Currency
  • The public health, including health insurance policy and health-related standards
  • Environmental protection and regulation
  • Welfare
  • Housing
  • Taxation
  • Indian affairs
  • Budgetary concerns
  • Coordination between all branches of the Federal government including members of the President’s cabinet

SECTION 3. MEMBERSHIP

1.) The President of the Senate shall open nominations for committee membership at the start of each session, for a period of seventy-two hours.  The Senate shall then select three of the nominees to serve on the Committee.

2.) Once selected, the Committee members shall select the Chairman from amongst themselves. The Chairman shall open the thread and preside over all hearings and functions of the Committee.

3.) The Chairman may be replaced by the President of the Senate, if he has been absent longer than a week.  If the Chairman takes an announced leave of absence, the replacement shall only serve until the Senator's return.

4.) If a member of the committee resigns his position on the committee, or leaves the Senate, the full Senate shall select a replacement.

5.) Consideration for bills and hearings/proceedings may only occur in the committee for a maximum of seven days before being forwarded to the Senate.
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« Reply #1097 on: September 23, 2012, 06:28:47 pm »
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      A BILL

      To provide a path to citizenship for offsprings of undocumented migrants

      Be it enacted by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia assembled.

      SECTION 1. TITLE

      This legislation may be cited as the ‘Development, Relief, and Education Act for Alien Minors’ or the ‘DREAM Act.’

      SECTION 2. PERMANENT RESIDENCY FOR ALIEN MINORS

      Undocumented migrants below the age of eighteen that arrive to the United States will be afforded permanent residency status, provided that the following standards are met:

      • The undocumented migrant lacks a criminal record or any recorded history of juvenile acts
      • The undocumented migrant undergoes security and background checks
      • The undocumented migrant undergoes a medical examination and submits biometric information
      • The undocumented migrant graduates from an Atlasian high school with a minimum GPA of 3.10 and without any history of suspensions or expulsions
      • The undocumented migrant demonstrates the ability to read, write, and speak English and demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the history, principles, and form of government of the Republic of Atlasia
      • The undocumented migrant serves a period of at least two years in the Atlasian military and, if discharged, receives an honorary discharge, or completes four years at an institution of higher learning
      • The undocumented migrant lives in the Republic of Atlasia at least five years prior to the enactment of this legislation

      SECTION 3. RESTRICTIONS

      1.) Citizenship status possibilities will be revoked from any undocumented migrant who has done the following:

      • Has committed one felony or three misdemeanors
      • Is likely to become a public charge
      • Has engaged in voter fraud or unlawful voting
      • Has committed marriage fraud
      • Has abused a student visa
      • Has engaged in persecution, or;
      • Poses a public health risk

      2.) Undocumented migrants that are guilty of the previously mentioned activities may be subject to deportation or detainment.  Penalties shall be determined in a court of law.

      SECTION 4. IMPLEMENTATION

      $25 billion will be allocated to the Department of Internal Affairs for implementation of this law.[/list][/list]
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      « Reply #1098 on: September 24, 2012, 08:01:51 am »
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      Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the 2012 Presidential Elections Board.

      Whereas, the 2012 Presidential Election Board of the US Election Atlas Forum has been a hive of terrorist activity and mysterious disappearances.

      Whereas, the 2012 Presidential Election Board of the US Election Atlas Forum has been a training ground for said combatants to attack members of Atlasia.

      Whereas, the 2012 Presidential Election Board of the US Election Atlas Forum appears to lack a functioning government and threatens to be a danger to the rest of the world.

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      « Reply #1099 on: September 28, 2012, 12:31:17 pm »
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      A BILL

      To ensure every candidate for federal office is treated fairly by the Atlasian election system.

      Be it enacted by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia assembled.

      SECTION 1: TITLE

      This bill may be referred to as the Election Do-Over Act.

      SECTION 2: RIGTHING AN ELECTION ERROR

      1. In the event that the Secretary of Federal Elections opens a federal vote after forgetting to put a declared candidate on the ballot, that vote may be halted.

      2. Voting shall only be halted if the candidate who was left off the ballot requests for such action within the first 24 hours of the vote being opened. This request must be made in the corresponding election thread, or in the thread for the Department of Federal Elections

      3. If the Secretary of Federal Elections halts a vote, all votes in that thread will be invalidated.

      4. After halting a vote, the Secretary of Federal Elections will be responsible for opening a new thread in the Voting Booth that will include an official ballot with all declared candidates, and that will last for the full duration of time specified by Atlasian law.  

      5. The Secretary of Federal Elections will be responsible for contacting every Atlasian whose vote was invalidated in the halted election to communicate that an election do-over has begun.
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