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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-135: Gun Control Expansion Act of 2017 (Debating) on: October 16, 2017, 01:34:41 pm
Nay
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE RESOLUTION: End of War Agreement (Final Vote) on: October 15, 2017, 02:41:00 pm
Aye
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: September 2017 Foreign Relations Review (Voting on Amendment) on: October 14, 2017, 12:27:23 am
Nay
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: October 2017 - Southern Senate Election (Class I) on: October 13, 2017, 09:24:01 am
WI: Spiral
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: September 2017 Foreign Relations Review (Debating) on: October 12, 2017, 02:31:50 pm
Are you objecting to the amendment, ZuWo?

I was under the impression we were going to wait to hear the administration's position first but yes, I'm objecting.
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: September 2017 Foreign Relations Review (Debating) on: October 12, 2017, 01:50:36 pm
I motion that we take a bold step forward and recognize the newly independent Catalonia, whose people have been subject to a brutal crackdown by the Spanish government. Atlasia must be a global leader in asserting the right to self-determination no matter what part of the world you may be from.

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Europe   Catalonia   Normal   Normal

I'm afraid I have to disagree with my fellow Senator from the South. While I think there were condemnable instances of police brutality during the (illegitimate) referendum, I side with the Madrid government on the issue of upholding the Spanish constitution and the integrity of the Spanish nation.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-138: Wonder Woman Act (Debating) on: October 12, 2017, 01:46:32 pm
I watched "Wonder Woman", and I enjoyed it.

The act itself is fairly non-controversial as well so I will support it.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE RESOLUTION: End of War Agreement (Debating) on: October 12, 2017, 01:40:09 pm
I'm quite happy with the revised amendment coming from the President.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-137: Atlasian Workers' Restoration Act (Debating) on: October 10, 2017, 03:17:52 pm
Since, as has been stated, we passed the Power Act not too long ago, will this bill have any additional meaningful impact?
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-134: Open Ports Act (Final Vote) on: October 09, 2017, 02:10:35 am
Aye
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-132: Avoidance of Conflicts of Interest Act (ACIA) (Final Vote) on: October 09, 2017, 02:09:31 am
Aye
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-111: Antineutrino-Simossad Affordable Housing Act of 2017 (Final Vote) on: October 09, 2017, 02:08:37 am
Abstain
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-131: Preservation of our Future Act (Final Vote) on: October 09, 2017, 02:07:41 am
Aye
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-133: Regulations for Sex Work in Atlasia Act (Debating) on: October 07, 2017, 04:41:59 am
I'm going to put forward an amendment on Section 2, then:

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Section 2: Sex Worker Regulations
1. Persons will be required to apply for a license through their county courthouse to engage in sex work. To apply for a license, the person in question must have been free of all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for at least ninety 180 days and be over the age of eighteen. The application and licensing process will require an STI test and a valid birth certificate, as well as a criminal background check. Once the applicant has finished this process, he or she will be issued a license by his or her local county clerk and will be allowed to engage in the sale of sexual services for a period of ninety-days 180 days. Once the ninety 180-day period is up, sex workers will be required to have an additional STI test before being eligible to continue work. If they are unable to pass the test, they will have their license revoked for a period of ninety-days 180 days. After the ninety-day 180-day period is up, they will be allowed to take another STI test, unless the infection in question is incurable, in which case they will be unable to reapply for a sex worker license.
2. Sex workers will be required by law to carry their licenses on them at all times, or will be prohibited from working. Sex workers will be required by law to surrender their licenses to law enforcement officers on demand. Sex workers found in violation of this provision will be unable to work for a period of ninety-days.
3. Sex workers will be required to be in possession of at least one form of contraception while working. Any person who requests the use of contraception or requests a sex worker to use contraception may request a refund if not available. Sex workers found in violation of this provision will be unable to work for a period of ninety-days 180 days and will have to undergo additional STI testing.
4. Sex workers will be required to report their income upon renewal of their license, that is, every ninety-days. Sex workers' income will be taxed as any other income, with an applicable sales tax levied on all transactions performed.
5. No Sex worker may engage in the sale of sexual services with any person under the age of eighteen.

In order to debureaucratize (I hope this is an actual English word) the bill, I've changed all of the 90-day periods to 180-day periods. Penalties for not taking an STI test or failing to provide at least one form of contraception have been raised accordingly.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-135: Gun Control Expansion Act of 2017 (Debating) on: October 07, 2017, 04:31:48 am
I agree with Mr. Reactionary and Rep. North Carolina Yankee when they say that Article I, Section 7 refers to the right of the general population to bear arms, not to the military. Given these constitutional constraints, any gun control bill has to be crafted very carefully. Section 2, Clause 7 is especially problematic in this regard.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-135: Gun Control Expansion Act of 2017 (Debating) on: October 05, 2017, 04:14:58 pm
I count 5 things which make this law unconstitutional that do not even involve a 2nd Amendment argument. If this passes, I will immediately file a lawsuit seeking a permanent injunction against enforcement. Have a pleasant day.

What are these points that are unconstitutional? I'm genuinely curious, especially because I'm no expert on guns.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-133: Regulations for Sex Work in Atlasia Act (Debating) on: October 05, 2017, 04:12:02 pm
As far as the testing frequency, what interval would people prefer?

How about 180 rather than 90 days? Or at least 120?
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-111: Antineutrino-Simossad Affordable Housing Act of 2017 (Amnd vote) on: October 03, 2017, 12:40:00 pm
Aye
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-133: Regulations for Sex Work in Atlasia Act (Debating) on: October 03, 2017, 12:37:51 pm
My qualms about this bill are practical rather than moral. Under this law, a licensed sex worked will have to overcome quite a few bureaucratic hurdles; they will have to reapply for a license every 90 days, undergo frequent documented STI tests and be required to be pedantic bookkeepers as all of their transactions will be taxed.

I'm not sure if the bureaucratization of sex work will have its desired effects; the sheer amount of testing, documenting and the taxes which will be levied could deter many sex workers from seeking legal recognition of their jobs.

I see what you're saying. Would you prefer less frequent tests or some other kind of set up?

Regular STI testing is necessary but fewer tests would certainly be a step in the right direction when it comes to prevent too much bureaucratization.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-133: Regulations for Sex Work in Atlasia Act (Debating) on: October 02, 2017, 02:45:12 pm
My qualms about this bill are practical rather than moral. Under this law, a licensed sex worked will have to overcome quite a few bureaucratic hurdles; they will have to reapply for a license every 90 days, undergo frequent documented STI tests and be required to be pedantic bookkeepers as all of their transactions will be taxed.

I'm not sure if the bureaucratization of sex work will have its desired effects; the sheer amount of testing, documenting and the taxes which will be levied could deter many sex workers from seeking legal recognition of their jobs.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Active Shooter Situation at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on: October 02, 2017, 09:39:24 am
Some media outlets now say Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming Paddock had recently converted to Islam and was their soldier.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: September 2017 Foreign Relations Review (Voting on Amendment) on: October 02, 2017, 03:15:12 am
Nay
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Atlasian Star on: October 02, 2017, 01:50:51 am
While, as I made clear, I don't support us paying any penalty imposed on us by a foreign power, I'd advise against calling this and similar stories "fake". We might not like their content but the GM and the Deputy GM are doing brilliant work. Thanks to this storyline Atlasia has become more exciting again.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: September 2017 Foreign Relations Review (Debating) on: October 01, 2017, 03:19:59 pm
I agree with the fellow Senator from the South. Considering China's recent muscle-flexing we need more allies in Southeastern Asia, not fewer. Imposing sanctions on a new slate of nations is not going to help in that respect.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-123: The Currency of Atlasia Act (Final Vote) on: October 01, 2017, 02:18:08 pm
Aye
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