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« on: September 27, 2009, 05:17:16 pm »



Welcome to the Northeast Assembly! Smiley

Once the Representatives have taken their oaths (or at least a majority of Reps.), business can begin! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009, 07:37:35 pm »

Here is the official page for the Assembly: https://uselectionatlas.org/AFEWIKI/index.php/Northeast_Assembly#Assemblies
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 04:16:25 pm »

With all Representatives having taken their oaths, the Assembly is now in session.
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2009, 04:39:40 pm »

We shall first elect a Deputy Presiding Officer. Representatives have twenty-four hours to nominate a candidate.
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2009, 03:39:30 pm »

With four voting in favor, zero against, and one not voting, the Northeast Assembly Speaker Act has officially passed.
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2009, 04:02:45 pm »
« Edited: September 29, 2009, 10:51:25 pm by Northeast Lt. Governor Barnes »

Mr. President, I'd like to ask a question of formal nature.

Is this a bill, which would require gubernatorial signature? If so, we obviously cannot chose Speaker right now.

Or is this just a part of internat Assembly rule?

 Which do not require the Governor's signature.
WE make our own rules in this chamber

I believe it to simply be rules of procedure.
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2009, 04:48:06 pm »

The Question before us is: "Shall Smid be made Speaker of this Assembly?"
Please vote Aye, Nay, or Abstain. Voting lasts twenty-four hours.
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2009, 07:42:00 pm »
« Edited: September 29, 2009, 07:45:49 pm by Northeast Lt. Governor Barnes »

I think that after election of the Speaker, we should consider including the office to the order of succession and order of precedence alike.

Unnecessary. We simply elect a new one if Smid resigns.

I think he is referring to Gubernatorial succession.
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2009, 07:53:29 pm »

I know we are still voting on the confirmation of Smid, but I will not be here for most of tonight and tomorrow. So, I think it is necessary for someone to "watch after" the Assembly.

Therefore, I hereby designate Smid as Acting Speaker of the Assembly, effective at Ten o' clock tonight and in force until I expressly state I am able to preside over the Assembly.

Also, Smid, if you are elected Speaker, and are still Acting Speaker, go ahead and consider yourself the "real" Speaker.

I hope to not cause any controversy over this, but I just want the Assembly to run smoothly. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2009, 03:00:12 pm »

With five ayes, zero nays, and one no vote, I hereby certify that the Standing Order on Assembly Procedure has passed.

Sorry about begin gone, but I will also be gone most of Saturday (taking a trip to Warm Springs), but after that I should be around. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2009, 03:12:51 pm »

With five ayes, zero nays, and one no vote, I hereby certify that the Standing Order on Assembly Procedure has passed.

Sorry about begin gone, but I will also be gone most of Saturday (taking a trip to Warm Springs), but after that I should be around. Smiley

Can you please open the Northeast Assembly Proposed Legislation thread? 

Thanks.

Done.
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« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2009, 11:07:13 pm »

I apologize, but I simply cannot be up at 2:49 AM to bring the Amendments to the Safe Sex Education Bill. I will do so now, and since it appears there is no further debate, I do not believe it would block any Representative from sharing their opinions of the Bill.

Also, since Representative Hamilton has not confirmed which Amendments are friendly, and which are not, they shall all be brought to a vote:

Freedom of Conscience Amendment

Section B(1) shall be amended as follows:
1.  Except as provided in subsection B(6), completion of at least one semester of sexual health is required for all high school students in order to graduate.

A new Section B(6) shall be added:
6.  Before the beginning of the relevant semester, every school shall send a permission slip to parents or guardians of children who would otherwise be enrolled in sexual health class.  A parent or guardian shall be entitled to remove their child from all or any portion of a sexual health class, specifically including any portion of that class teaching methods of contraception, masturbation or homosexuality.   No school shall take any action against a student whose parent opts out of enrolling their child in all or any portion of a sexual health class, nor shall that student's grade, grade-point average, or ability to graduate be affected.

Spon: Rep. cinyc

Motion to strike section A, subsection 2 in its entirity.

Spon: Rep. Mr. Moderate

Motion to strike section A, subsection 3 in its entirity, and replace it with:
2. The requirements included in this act take effect with the school year starting September 2011.

Spon: Rep. Mr. Moderate

Motion to amend by insertion as Section B.6:
6. The course must address the issue of homosexuality and concerns specific to that portion of the student population, such as how same-sex partners can limit the risk of transmission of sexually transmitted disease, "coming out," and sexual discrimination.

Spon: Rep. Mr. Moderate

Section B.5, motion to amend:
5.   The course must teach the common indicators of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer, as well as how to check the body for irregularities that are common indicators.

Spon: Rep. Mr. Moderate
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Please vote Aye, nay, or Abstain. Voting last twenty-four hours.
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2009, 08:54:36 pm »

So far, only Representatives Hamilton and Antonio V have yet to vote on the Amendments. Voting lasts until 12:00 tonight.
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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2009, 10:31:03 pm »

All non votes are counted as nay?  What planet is this?

Oh My GOD! I misread the SOAP! I apologize to the Assembly for lack of intelligence on my part. I shall delete the Bill and re tabulate the Amendment votes.
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« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2009, 11:04:38 pm »

All non votes are counted as nay?  What planet is this?

That's only true for extraordinary motions waiving the SOAP, like those asking for less debate time, a shorter voting period or taking up multiple bills on the floor simultaneously (basically, to make sure that an outright majority of the Assembly consent to things that could disenfranchise members who might not be around every waking hour of the day).  Otherwise, abstentions should be treated as abstentions - i.e. non-votes.

Again, I apologize for my misreading of the rules. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2009, 11:06:10 pm »


When I introduced the Bill with incorrect Amendments. Hamilton has told me that his posts are showing up a long time after their actually made. Don't ask me! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2009, 11:11:40 pm »

I hereby open up  a final vote on this Bill. Please vote Aye, Nay, or Abstain. Voting lasts twenty-four hours.

Bipartisan Safe Sex Education Bill

Section A: Exemptions

1.   This act only applies to public high schools (grades 9/10-12)
2. The requirements included in this act take effect with the school year starting September 2011.

Section B: Safe Sex Education Requirements

1.   Completion of at least one semester of sexual health is required for all high school students in order to graduate.
2.   The course must teach about methods of contraception, including condoms and birth-control pills, as well as proper usage of said methods.
3.   The course must teach that abstinence is the safest way to avoid venereal diseases and unwanted pregnancies.
4.   The course must teach sexual anatomy, including the functions of male and female reproductive organs.
5.   The course must teach the common indicators of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer, as well as how to check the body for irregularities that are common indicators.

Section C: Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention Education Requirements

1.   The course must teach how HIV/AIDS is contracted, the effects of HIV/AIDS, and how to best avoid HIV/AIDS.
2.   The course must also cover herpes, chlamydia, syphilis, hepatitis, and human papilloma virus (HPV).
3.   The course must provide a list of local clinics that provide testing for STDs.

Section D: Pregnancy Education Requirements

1.   The course must teach the developmental process of the pregnancy, including zygotes, embryos, and fetuses.
2.   The course must teach that adoption and abortion are both options for unwanted pregnancies.
3.   The course must provide a list of pregnancy help clinics that provide counseling and information regarding how to handle being pregnant.
4.   All women under the age of 18 seeking the termination of a pregnancy are required to attend a 90 minute counseling session that covers the actual procedure, the risk involved, how to handle an abortion and maintain mental and physical health, and alternative options to abortion such as adoption.

Section E: Privacy Requirements

1.   The course must respect the studentsí right to privacy.
2.   Students must NOT be pressured into answering questions they are uncomfortable with.
3.   Teachers are expected and required not to reveal any private details from private conversations related to the course material.

Section F: Clarification

1.   This act replaces all existing overlapping policy in the Northeast region as soon as it takes effect.
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2009, 08:07:24 pm »



Since everyone has voted, there is no reason to keep voting open until Midnight. Smiley

With four Ayes and two Nays, I hereby certify that the Bipartisan Safe Sex Education Bill has received enough votes to pass.

I hereby present it to the Governor for his Signature or Veto.
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2009, 08:12:09 pm »

Economic Recovery Tax Act of 2009
Three sections shall be added to the Northeast Tax Code as follows:

1.  Investment Tax Credit
(a) All individual and corporate taxpayers shall be entitled to a tax credit equal to the full amount of any capital expenditure made during the 2009 tax year that would otherwise have been required to be depreciated over time under the Northeast Tax Code.
(b) This tax credit shall be subject to recapture if a taxpayer sells or otherwise disposes of the capital asset subject to this credit before the end of the period during which such capital asset would have been required to be depreciated under the Northeast Tax Code but for the provisions of Section 1(a).
(c) The Northeast Tax Commissioner shall have the power to issue regulations preventing the abuse of Section 1(a).

2. Making Work Pay Tax Credit
(a) All individual taxpayers shall be entitled to a $1,000 tax credit against earned income in the 2009 tax year.
(b) The availability of this credit shall not be subject to any income limitations otherwise provided in the Northeast Tax Code.
(c) This credit shall not be refundable.

3. Taxation of Unemployment Benefits
The first $25,000 of unemployment benefits received during each of the 2009 and 2010 tax years shall not be subject to tax under the Northeast Tax Code.

Effective Date
This Act shall be effective for income received during the 2009 and, where specified, 2010 tax years, regardless of whether earned before the date hereof.

Sponsor: Rep. cinyc

The motion is that the Bill be considered.

All of that opinion say "Aye," to the contrary, "No." The Ayes have it.

The sponsor, Representative cinyc, has the floor.
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2009, 09:13:41 pm »

The Question before us is:

"Shall the Governor's veto of the Bipartisan Safe Sex Education Bill be overridden?"

Please vote Aye, Nay, or Abstain.

Also, Reps. are still allowed to debate and propose Amendments to the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 2009, since this is a veto override.
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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2009, 09:21:42 pm »

I move that the vote on the veto override be suspended until the vote on Representative Mr.  motion to amend the SOAP is resolved.  (And vote Aye)

I also vote Aye on Rep. Mr. Moderate's motion to discuss amending the SOAP.

I think he needs another vote for it to come on the agenda. 

I also move that we discuss Rep. Mr. Moderate's motion to amend the SOAP simultaneously with the current bill on the floor.   (And vote Aye)

Good point. I will remove this form the agenda, UNTIL the SOAP discussion is finished. So, make it short guys. I don't want to be overriding this veto in November! Wink
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« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2009, 09:28:48 pm »

I move that the vote on the veto override be suspended until the vote on Representative Mr.  motion to amend the SOAP is resolved.  (And vote Aye)

I also vote Aye on Rep. Mr. Moderate's motion to discuss amending the SOAP.

I think he needs another vote for it to come on the agenda. 

I also move that we discuss Rep. Mr. Moderate's motion to amend the SOAP simultaneously with the current bill on the floor.   (And vote Aye)

Good point. I will remove this form the agenda, UNTIL the SOAP discussion is finished. So, make it short guys. I don't want to be overriding this veto in November! Wink

I don't think you can do this unilaterally.

You're probably right.

The Question Before us is:

"Shall the Assembly suspend voting on the override of the Governor's veto, until after debate on amending the SOAP has finished?" 
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« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2009, 09:54:44 pm »
« Edited: October 12, 2009, 09:56:27 pm by Northeast Lt. Governor Barnes »

I hereby open up a vote to override the Governor's veto to the Safe Sex Education Act. Please vote aye, nay, or abstain. Voting lasts twenty-four hours.
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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2009, 11:05:43 pm »


The Gentlemen will suspend.



This Assembly is voting, not debating regional legislatures.
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« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2009, 11:44:43 pm »

This is great! An assembly totally revived the region. Purple State, I hope you're paying attention to this.

The Chair thanks the Governor for his kind words. Smiley
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