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« on: September 24, 2004, 07:37:53 pm »

I found the Atlas Forum Code thread that Beet did.  I've think I've added all of the laws that were passed since Beet stopped maintaining it, and there are some links that need to be relinked.  I'd appreciate it if people wouldn't post on this thread.

The numbering scheme for laws is F.L.  #-#, where F.L. = Forum Law.  The first # is the number of the two-month Congress which enacted the bill, the second # designates the order the bill was passed by that Congress. For example, the third bill passed by the Second Congress would be F.L. 2-3.

The numbering scheme for resolutions is R. # where R. = Rule.  The resolutions are numbered in order over all Congresses, but only resolutions that enact Senate Rules are so numbered.

The number for each law also serves as a link to the original thread for that Law or Rule (where that thread is known).
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2004, 08:09:32 pm »

F.L. 1-1
Preferential Voting Act

All presidential and senatorial elections will be conducted using a preferential voting system.

Passed by the First Congress of the A.F.F. (May 17, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President Nym90 (May 17, 2004)


F.L. 1-2
Civil Unions Act

All homosexual couples will be granted the right to join in a civil union, entailing all the rights of marriage.

Passed by the First Congress of the A.F.F. (May 31, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President Nym90 (June 4, 2004)
Superceded by the Marriage Equity Act (September 22, 2004)


F.L. 1-3
The Anti Drug Testing Act

§ 1. No student shall be forced to submit to a suspicionless drug test when there is no evidence that he/she has been using drugs on campus.

§ 2. No school can make suspicionless drug testing a requirement to participate in any type of school activity.

Passed by the First Congress of the A.F.F. (June 6, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President Nym90 (June 6, 2004)
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2004, 08:33:13 pm »

F.L. 2-1
The Stickies, Posts, and Polls Reduction Act

§ 1. Deletion of outdated and obsolete posts and polls
(a) Old polls created for the purpose of guaging the level of support of candidates in past elections are now obsolete and have no relevance to current events. Thus all polls created for this manner shall be deleted.
(b) Posts which are more than 30 days old and/or do not give any relevant information or have any usefulness shall be deleted.
(c) No threads or posts of historical value will be deleted.  Speeches, major announcements, party conventions, election results, and candidate debates will not be deleted.  None of the posts relating to the civil war or regarding other significant events in the history of the forum will be deleted.

§ 2. Stickies reduction
All threads currently stickied will hereby be condensed into one stickied thread entitled "Atlas Forum Headquarters."  The AFH thread will include a brief explanation of forum government and politics to potential members as well as links to the registration thread, the constitution, party platforms, and bills currently up for debate or vote in the senate.  The thread will contain links to each major parties forums and/or website, a list of registered voters, and a list of current office holders.  Voting threads will not be included within the "Atlas Forum Headquarters" thread considering the importance of those threads existing in a separate capacity.

§ 3. Administration
(a) All posts and polls will be deleted by the moderator in accordance with the wishes of a three member panel to be appointed by the president and confirmed by the senate.  It will be the responsibility of the three member panel to find and catalog all polls and posts for deletion.  Any item catalogued for destruction must remain on the forum for a week before being deleted by the moderator.  Should any member of the forum object to an item's deletion, he or she may bring a complaint before the deletion panel.  The panel will have five days to rule one way or another on the item.  Any decision of the panel may be overruled by a vote of the senate. 
(b) Sticky reduction will be the responsibility of a member of the forum to be elected by the senate with the consultation and approval of the president.

Passed by the Second Congress of the A.F.F. (June 28, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President Nym90 (June 29, 2004)


F.L. 2-2
PPT Election Act

§ 1. The President Pro Tempore shall be elected by a majority of the Senate in a Senatorial vote.  If no candidate receives a majority of the vote a re-vote will be taken.  If two candidates are tied in a two-way election, five-five then the Vice President of the forum shall cast the deciding vote.

§ 2. The President Pro Tempore shall be elected in the week following the swearing in of the new Senate.  The President Pro Tempore shall therefore be elected every two months.

§ 3. No man or woman shall be allowed to serve as President Pro Tempore for a period of more than eight months in a row.

§ 4. If the President Pro Tempore should resign then an election for a replacement shall begin immediately.  The newly elected President Pro Tempore will still have to face the next scheduled election for the position.

§ 5. In order to remove the President Pro Tempore from power, sixty percent of Senators must deliver a signed petition to the President of the Senate (The Vice-President of the Forums) who will then call for a vote of no confidence in the President Pro Tempore. This vote will require the support of two thirds of the Senate to pass.

Passed by the Second Congress of the A.F.F. (July 1, 2004)
with no executive action within 7 days


F.L. 2-3
Third Boss Abortion Act

No abortions shall be permitted after the 90th day of a pregnancy, unless:

§ 1. The life or health of the woman is determined to be in question by a certified medical practicioner.

§ 2. The pregnancy was caused by rape or incest.

Passed by the Second Congress of the A.F.F. (August 5, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President Gustaf (August 7, 2004)


F.L. 2-4
The Death Penalty Abolition Act

§ 1. The Death Penalty be made illegal in Atlasia;

§ 2. That all current Death-row inmates are commuted to life imprisonment;

§ 3. That the government recognises the fundamental violation of human rights presented by the death penalty.

Passed by the Second Congress of the A.F.F. (August 12, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President Gustaf (August 13, 2004)


F.L. 2-5
Region Redrawing Act

We tweak the regions in order to fit the constitution by this map:


Passed by the Second Congress of the A.F.F. (August 12, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President Gustaf (August 13, 2004)



Codification
The map and the wording given above are interpreted to mean that:
(a) the State of Delaware is transferred from the Mideast Region to the Northeast Region;
(b) the State of Missouri is transferred from the Midwest Region to the Mideast Region;
(c) the State of Montana is transferred from the Midwest Region to the Pacific Region; and
(d) the State of Texas is transferred from the Midwest Region to the Southeast Region.

F.L. 2-6
The Health Care Reform Act of 2004
§ 1. Upon the passage of this bill, all citizens of the United States will have the right to purchase insurance coverage from an out of state provider.

§ 2. Every citizen may open a Health Savings Account.  Citizens may deposit a maximum of $5000 dollars per year tax free into the Health Savings Account.  Savings Accounts may be spent on medical insurance premiums as well as direct payments to doctors.

§ 3. Upon the passage of this bill, punitive damages awarded in civil courts may not exceed $250,000.  In class action lawsuits, punitive damages may not exceed $150,000 per plaintiff.

Passed by the Second Congress of the A.F.F. (August 17, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President Gustaf (August 19, 2004)
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2004, 08:53:48 pm »

R. 1
Senatorial Procedure Resolution

Clause 1: At any one time there may be no more than four Bills/Acts/Constitutional Amendments being debated upon the Senate Floor. This does not include those Bills/Acts/Constitutional Amendments being voted upon at the time.

Clause 2: Each Bill/Act/Constitutional Amendment will be allotted debating time by the President of the Senate (Vice-President of the Forums) or the President Pro Tempore of the Senate.

Clause 3: Each Bill/Act/Constitutional Amendment will be debated upon for one week before a vote called. If the Senate wishes to end the debating early then a motion to cease debate may be brought forward by a Senator, if it gains the support of four other Senators then the debating shall cease immediately and the voting commence as soon as the President of the Senate or the President Pro Tempore begins the voting. If the Senate wishes to continue debating beyond one week a motion must similarly be brought before the Senate and supported by four other Senators. The debating will then be extended for one further week at which point a new motion may be put forward to extend debating otherwise the Bill/Act/Constitutional Amendment goes to a vote.

Clause 4: Voting in the Senate will take place for one week during which time the Senators must vote. All those Senators who do not vote will be considered to have abstained. If needed an injunction may be brought by a Senator to keep the polls open for a further week after which time the voting shall close. This injunction must be seconded by another Senator.

Clause 5: The public poll to pass a Constitutional Amendment once it has passed the Senate shall last for one week upon which time if it receives a majority vote it passes and if not then it does not.

Passed by the Second Congress of the A.F.F. (July 28, 2004)
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2004, 06:28:00 pm »

F.L. 3-1
Federal Activity Act

Part I - Executive Branch

§ 1. To fulfill their duties as elected officials of the fantasy board, the President and Vice President must visit and post on the fantasy board at least once a week, unless his/her absence is reported in advance.  Acting Presidents and Vice Presidents will be appointed using the line of succession in our Constitution.

§ 2. If the President fails to meet the minimun fantasy activity, the Vice President shall be become President for the remainder of the term, even if the President returns. If the Vice President is also declared inactive with the President, both will be removed from office.

§ 3. If the Vice President fails to meet the minimun fantasy activity, the President will appoint a new Vice President.

§ 4. The Secretary of Forum Affairs must administer every federal election, unless they provide awareness of their absence ahead of time.

Part II - Legislative Branch

§ 1. If a Senator misses three senate votes and/or debates on bills consecutivly without notice, the Senator will be declared INACTIVE.

§ 2. If a Senator is declared inactive, the Secretary of Forum Affairs will administer a recall election the weekend after the inactivity declaration.

Part III - Judical Branch

Each member of the Supreme Court or anyother court established in the future must post a minimun once per week to retain their status unless they give a notice of absence in advance.

Part IV - The Cabinet

§ 1. Cabinet officers serve at the pleasure of the President, who may release them from service at whim.

§ 2. Failure of a Cabinet Officer to represent the Department publically, report Departmental business to the President or Senate, or administer relevent Department obligations (as determined by the GM) on at least a weekly basis is Official Negligence, and grounds for automatic removal from office.

§ 3. A majority vote of the Senate or citation by either the GM or Secretary of Forum Affairs is sufficient to invoke this automatic suspension, unless the citation is nullified by the discovery and posting of evidence of adequate Departmental business having been conducted within the appropriate time frame of alleged negligence.

§ 4. An ejected office holder may only resume his/her post if renominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

§ 5. Preplanned absences of office holders may be accomodated at the government's discression.

Part V - The GM

§ 1.  Failure on the part of the GM to either report to or correspond with either the President, his/her cabinet, the Senate Floor, or in the public forum venue with no less frequency than a weekly basis is Forum Negligence, and is sufficient grounds for automatic removal from the post.

§ 2.  A majority vote in the Senate or a citation by the President is sufficient to invoke this automatic removal, unless prior to the appointment of a new GM evidence is discovered and posted of sufficient activity within the time frame of alleged negligence.

§ 3.  For negligence or any other failure of necessary and adequate job performance and decorum, upon citation of such by the President to the Forum Moderator, the Forum Moderator may convene a private meeting including any and only those s/he sees fit for the purpose of determining the necessity of removing the GM from his/her post.  The Forum Moderator may then soley elect to so remove the GM.

§ 4.  A bill passed by 2/3 margin of the Senate and signed by the President is sufficient to remove the GM from his/her post for any reason.

Part VI - Government Expansion

If a new branch of fantasy government is formed, the Senate or any federal legislative power at the time of its formation is required to amend this document to be in coordinance with the new branch.

Passed by the Third Congress of the A.F.F. (September 21, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President John F. Kennedy (September 22,2004)


F.L. 3-2
Marriage Equity Act

It shall be the stated policy of the forum that the definition of marriage shall not be construed to deny a person the right to enter into a marriage contract with a person of the same gender nor enjoy any of the benefits thereof.

Passed by the Third Congress of the A.F.F. (September 21, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President John F. Kennedy (September 22,2004)


F.L. 3-3
National Energy Act

1. The responsibility for the approval of oil refinery construction shall be taken away from the Environmental Protection Agency 1 and given to the Department of Treasury.

2. The environmental regulations shall be eased to allow for easier approval of refineries.

3. Gasoline formulation requirements shall be altered to abolish regional differences in gasoline formulas, thus establishing a Uniform Gasoline Standard equal to the more stringent quality regulations.

4. Sport Utility Vehicles shall not longer be classified as light trucks for purposes of CAFE 2 standards.  They shall be classified as a sedan.

5. CAFE 2 standards shall be altered to strengthen fuel efficiency by increasing fuel efficiency by 5% by 2006, and another 3% every seven years after that.

6. The Federal Gasoline Tax shall be reduced from 18 cents per gallon to 12 cents per gallon.

7. The ethanol tax credit shall be doubled.

8. $1 billion per year shall be allotted for research on hydrogen fuel cells.

9. There shall be a tax credit of $500 per year to an individual who installs solar panels to provide energy to their own home, or to an individual who purchases a hybrid car.  The solar panels must be able to provide enough heat to warm an Olympic regulation size swimming pool.

Passed by the Third Congress of the A.F.F. (October 1, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President John F. Kennedy (October 4, 2004)


Footnotes
1 Original text had “Association”.  Changed to “Agency” to represent the probable intent of Congress.
2 Original text had “CAFÉ”.  Changed to “CAFE” to represent the probable intent of Congress.


F.L. 3-4
Atlasia National Holiday Act

This great forum was created on October 28, 2003. This act proclaims that date to be a national holiday called Dave Day in the country of Atlasia. No formal procedings are required, except the government shall be encouraged to recognize it, and the President shall be expected to make a speech commemorating the occasion. It shall also be an occasion to thank Dave for creating and keeping up the Forum.  The same procedure shall take place on April 23, as we celebrate Consitution Day.

Passed by the Third Congress of the A.F.F. (October 10, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President John F. Kennedy (October 12, 2004)


Codification
Minor changes made in text as passed for verb tenses.
April 23 is the anniversary of April 23, 2004, the date on which The Constitution of the United States Election Atlas Forum was ratified.

F.L. 3-5
Missile Defense Initiative Act

$1,000,000,000 per year shall be allotted for the Department of Defense to develop a missile defense system.

Passed by the Third Congress of the A.F.F. (October 21, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President John F. Kennedy (October 22, 2004)


F.L. 3-6
Family Planning Amendments Act of 2004

It shall be the stated policy of the Forum that:
(a) funds for the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) shall be restored to their FY 2001 level.
(b) no organization receiving federal funding for family planning services domestically or abroad shall be prohibited from mentioning the full range of reproductive options, including abortion, to their clientele on pain of federal support.
(c) no funds shall be made available through the CHIP program for the care of zygotes, blastocysts, embryos, or fetuses as described by regulation as an "unborn child".
(d) no law shall be construed to punish someone for an attack on a pregnant woman in such a way as to treat the act against the zygote, blastocyst, embryo, or fetus as a separate offense.

Passed by the Third Congress of the A.F.F. (September 25, 2004)
Presented to the President on October 16, 2004
Entered into law after 7 days with no executive action.
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2004, 05:50:18 am »

F.L. 3-7
Education and Care for Children in Poverty Act
Section A
From the second a child is born into a family that is below the poverty line, that child's parents will have the option of sending the child to a day-care center, operated from 6 AM until 7 PM, until the child is ready to attend the normal public school. The day-care center will be cost free, and it will attempt to instill positive traits in children at a young age, so that they will be better adults. The federal government will allocate funds for this, but will leave all decisions up to local governments.

Section B
For children who live with families below the poverty line, totally free before and after-school care will be provided until the child graduates middle school. The rest is the same as Section A.

Section C
The estimated cost of this is 18.9 billion dollars this year, and 17.65 billion dollars every other year. That cost is split between hiring people to run the programs, providing equipment for the programs, and, if needed, constructing new facilities.

Passed by the Third Congress of the A.F.F. (October 20, 2004)
Presented to the President on October 22, 2004
Entered into law after 7 days with no executive action.
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2004, 12:47:45 pm »

F.L. 4-1
F-22 Act
$4,500 million per year for the next ten years will be allocated to the Department of Defense for the purpose of developing a naval version of the F-22 fighter and to accelerate the development of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Passed by the Fourth Congress of the A.F.F. (23rd November, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President PBrunsel (27th November, 2004)


F.L. 4-2
The Federal Unionization and Competitive Contracting Act
Clause 1.
Members of the Atlasian military, as well as all federal employees whose job functions are vital for the national security and peaceable order of the nation, are exempt from the provisions of this act in its entirety.

Clause 2.
All federal government employees of Atlasia are hereby granted the right to form a union for the purposes of advocating for their interests and for negotiating contracts with management.

Clause 3.
The President shall have the power to appoint, subject to Senate approval,  members of an Atlasian Competitive Contracting Committee. The Committee will be comprised of 9 members, though the number may be increased by appropriate legislation by the Senate as is deemed necessary. The purpose of this Committee will be to conduct regular performance reviews of all federal government departments to determine if privatization of these functions is feasible in full or in part. They will do this in accordance with established performance standards for each department, which will be determined by performance reviews of all Atlasian Federal employees, the standards of which will be determined by the managers of each federal department. The federal employee unions shall have the right to review these standards, and if they do not find them agreeable, present their own standards if they so choose. If the two cannot come to a mutally agreeable set of performance standards, both sides will present their proposals to the Competitive Contracting Committee at a public hearing, which will then be required to choose which proposal of the two that they feel is most appropriate.

Clause 4.
Employee reviews of all federal employees shall be conducted from time to time, but must be conducted for each employee at a minimum of once every 365 days, starting at their date of hire. These reviews will be conducted by managers according to standards approved of by both management and unions as detailed in Clause 3.

Clause 5.
The Competitive Contracting Committee will review the functions of each department and a summary of the performance reviews, conducted as detailed in Clause 4 and presented to them by the managers of each department, at a minimum of once every 365 days, and determine if performance standards are being met. If it is determined that they are not, the functions of that department may be opened for contract bids from the private sector, either in whole or in part at the discretion of the Committee. Sealed bids will be accepted from contractors, and will be reviewed by the Committee, and 5 will be chosen to present a presentation of their bid to the Committee at a public hearing. The Committee will then choose which to accept. Federal employee unions will be permitted to present a bid to the Committee, and if submitted, must be given the same consideration as bids from private contractors in the review process.

Clause 6.
Functions of the federal government that are privatized and outsourced to a private contractor by the above procedures will be required to be reviewed by the Committee at least once every 365 days, in accordance with procedures detailed in the contract with the contractor. Yearly performance reviews of the contractor must be conducted by the Committee to determine if it is in the best interests of the federal government to change to a different contractor, including but not limited to the federal employees union.

Passed by the Fourth Congress of the A.F.F. (26th November, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President PBrunsel (27th November, 2004)


F.L. 4-3
Applicability of Common Law Act
That much of the common law not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United Forum or with any law passed by the Senate of the United Forum is the rule of decision in all matters brought before any branch1 of the Federal Government.

Passed by the Fourth Congress of the A.F.F. (27th November, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President PBrunsel (28th November, 2004)


Footnotes
1 Text altered from original for grammatical sense.

F.L. 4-4
The Miscellany Act

Section 1: The Census

1. The provisions of this Section shall be considered to be carrying out the Constitutionally mandated Census prescribed in the Apportionment of States to Districts Amendment.

2. The Census shall be taken at noon Eastern Standard Time on the first Friday of March, July and November of each year.

Section 2: Contiguity Borders

Since Hawaii and Alaska lack borders with other US States, they are considered to be contiguous for the purposes of redistricting in the following ways:

1. Alaska is contiguous to Hawaii
2. Alaska is contiguous to Washington
3. Hawaii is contiguous to California

Section 3: Party Platform Definition

For a Party to have a Party Platform under the Organized Parties Amendment, its submitted Party Platform shall meet the following criteria:

1. It shall be at least two hundred words in length.
2. It shall address general political issues or issues relevant to the circumstances of Atlasia.

Section 4: Numerical Definition

For the purposes of all statute, executive orders, judicial rulings and other official documents of the Atlasian government, the following shall be the standard definitions throughout Atlasia:

1. One Billion = 1,000,000,000
2. One Trillion = 1,000,000,000,000

Passed by the Fourth Congress of the A.F.F. (29th November, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President PBrunsel (29th November, 2004)


F.L. 4-5
Voter Fraud Bill

§ 1.  Voter fraud, defined as the act of creating identities other than one's primary identity in Atlasia and subsequently entering this identity into the tally of registered voters, is hereby declared to be a crime in Atlasia.

§ 2.  Anyone found to have committed voter fraud shall have his or her voting rights suspended for no less than three months, but no greater than five months.

§ 3.  Anyone found to have committed multiple voter fraud, defined as being found to have committed the actions in Section 1 two or more times, shall receive additional periods of suspension for each instance of voter fraud beyond the initial instance, each subject to the policies declared in Section 2.

§ 4.  The Supreme Court shall be given the ability to enforce this bill by appropriate sentencing.

Passed by the Fourth Congress of the A.F.F. (10th December, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President PBrunsel (11th December, 2004)


F.L. 4-6
None of the Above Act

§ 1 A None of the Above Option shall be included on federal election ballots.

§ 2 Voters choosing to vote for None of The Above will not be able to preference any candidate.

§ 3 If none of the above wins more votes than the candidate with the highest number of first preferences, the election shall be declared null and void, and a special election for that seat shall be held in no less than two weeks and no more than three, where the None of the Above option shall be equally valid, as well as all the provisions in this bill.

§ 4 None of the candidates defeated against none of the above shall be permitted to run in the special election.

Passed by the Fourth Congress of the A.F.F. (4th December, 2004)
Vetoed by the Honorable President PBrunsel (8th December, 2004)
Veto overriden by the Fourth Congress of the A.F.F. (12th December, 2004)
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2004, 05:53:28 pm »

With the passage of the Senate Powers Amendment, all of the statute listed in this thread is considered to be Constitutional, with the exception of the following:

Federal Activity Act
This Act was rendered unconstitutional by the Texasgurl v. Fritz decision; Read the decision for the Court's reasoning. There has been no section of recent amendments that overcome the unconstitutionality of the Act under the decision rendered.

3rd Boss Abortion Act and Death Penalty Abolition Act
The majority of laws were rendered unconstitutional by the Fritz v. Ernest decision. The majority of these were fixed by the recent Senate Powers Amendment; However, no power was granted to regulate abortion, nor was power to regulate the method of punishment, on any scale, of the Regions.

The Death Penalty Abolition Act is applied to all federal sentences however. There are more technical reasons also interwoven in my decision regarding the Third Boss Abortion Act regarding the assumed parallel between the US and Atlasia, and therefore the Roe v. Wade and Stenberg v. Carhart decisions. Neither of these decisions are yet to be contradicted by either our Constitution or any SC ruling, therefore in applying these rulings to the particular act, i found them prima facie unconstitutional.

Please post questions regarding statute to the Office of the Attorney General thread, or PM or email me.
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2004, 08:20:23 am »

Such is the length of the statutes in this term, that they must now span into a second post!

F.L. 4-7
Clean Energy Act

Definitions:

Clean Energy - A form of power generation that produces little to no pollution. Little meaning less than 5 tonnes of air pollution for yearly operation. (Currently the average Coal Plant produces something like 30-100 tonnes) This term also covers all renewable sources, and any future developments that meet these two criteria.

Hazardous or Non-Renewable Power - Oil, Gas, and Coal power production.

Renewable - (As of Oct. 2004) – Electricity generated through the following methods Hydro, Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Tidal, Wave, Nuclear Fission, Nuclear Fusion and Biomass.

Power Plant - Any structure that produces over 1000 Watts of electricity.

Small Generator - Equal to or less than 1000 Watts.

Efficiency – Reducing the amount of pollution produced by this form of power by 20% or more.

Sections

1. Regional Planning

A. The regions of Atlasia shall have 25 years to discuss, decide and implement the type of alternative, clean energy that suits their region the best. A plan for the elimination, reduction or regulation to increase the efficiency of non-renewable of heavy pollutant power production must be drafted and ready for implementation.

B. The federal government shall allocate rather total or partial funds to help the Regions meet these goals, providing that the Senate through a vote deems the plan feasible.

2. Penalties for failure of Regional Action

A. If the deadline is not met the Federal Government will intervene and implement a Federal plan to reduce, eliminate or increase the efficiency of hazardous power generation.

3. Back-up

A. The regions of Atlasia shall be required to have back up sources of energy (i.e. Coal, nuclear energy) available and ready to be used.

B. The Federal Government has the power to prosecute any lapse in this policy.

4. Citizen Power

A. Any citizen is allowed to own his or her own independent small generator of any make or model.

B. Any citizen that purchases a clean or renewable individual small generator for their home, or if a citizen purchases a hybrid or clean vehicle, the government will refund 20% of the cost.

C. Any business that purchases a clean or renewable individual small generator for their business or if a business purchases a hybrid or clean vehicle, the government will refund 15% of the cost.

5. Clean Coal

A. The Federal Government will invest 100 million dollars over 5 years into the research, and development of clean or cleaner coal technology.

Passed by the Fourth Congress of the A.F.F. (10th December, 2004)
Vetoed by the Honorable President PBrunsel (10th December, 2004)
Veto overriden by the Fourth Congress of the A.F.F. (13th December, 2004)


F.L. 4-8
Intracoastal and Other Waterways Act

§1. Findings
The Atlasian Senate finds that -
   (1) waterborne barge traffic is the most economical and least pollutiing method of moving bulk cargo,
   (2) such traffic is dependent upon the prompt and proper maintence of the navigable waters of Atlasia,
   (3) the intracoastal waterways have not been maintained to the depths and other standards mandated by statute,
   (4) said lack of maintenence has impeded the safety and efficency of waterborne barge traffic, and
   (5) said lack of maintenence has been due to lack of funding rather than negligence on the part of the Army Corps of Engineers.

§2. Appropriations
The portion of the annual budget for the Army Corps of Engineers labeled “Operations and Maintence” shall be increased by $385,000,000, with at least one quarter of that increase to be devoted to restoring the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway to standard, and an additional one quarter to be devoted to restoring the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to standard.

Passed by the Fourth Congress of the A.F.F. (12th December, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President PBrunsel (13th December, 2004)


F.L. 4-9
Welfare Reform Act

Clause 1.  Atlasians receiving public assistance will be alloted a two year maximum with the following exceptions:

       a. Disability
       b. Perpetual care of dependent

Clause 2.  Section 8 housing vouchers

     a.  Maximum two years unrestricted with the following exceptions:

            i. Disability
            ii.  Over the age of 65
            iii. Veteran permanently disabled in military duty

     b.  Housing shall be rented at the average market value for rent given a two block radius and the same accomodations.

     c.  Anyone convicted of a felony shall be removed from the program

     d.  "Three Strikes Clause"

            i.  Any minor problems such as noise violations, unkempt property that is the fault of the tenant, or any generally disruptive needing a police prescence shall be given three chances.

Clause 3.  Any able-bodied Atlasian on public assistance and not currently working shall be required to do 20 hours of community service plus 20 hours of job searching and/or interviews.

Passed by the Fourth Congress of the A.F.F. (14th December, 2004)
Signed by the Honorable President PBrunsel (16th December, 2004)
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2004, 07:35:26 am »

R. 2
Senate Procedure Resolution concerning multiple issue bills

1. Senators should not introduce bills to the Senate that address two or more divorced subjects.
2. Senators should not introduce amendments to bills that would cause the bill to address two or more divorced subjects
3. The Presiding Officer of the Senate is empowered to enforce this resolution through the ability to reject bills, or sections thereof, and to reject amendments, or sections thereof.
4. However, the Senate, by a two thirds vote, may overrule the Presiding Officer, if it considers his decision to be on infringment of the intention of this resolution.

Passed by the Fourth Congress of the A.F.F. (19th December, 2004)
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2005, 10:13:09 am »

Time for me to start maintaining this thread Cheesy


F.L. 5-1
Pacific Defense and Taiwanese Protection Act

Be it enacted by the Atlasian Senate here assembled that:

Section 1: The Government of Atlasia shall increase funding to Taiwan by $60 million a month.

Section 2: The Atlasian Senate will be allowed to aide Pro-Democratic and Free China Operatives in Mainland China and Taiwan.

Section 3: The Patriot Advanced Capability-3 and its associated radar and support equipment will be allowed to be shared with Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea.

Section 4 This will take effect February 1, 2005.

Passed by the Fifth Congress of the A.F.F. (January 14, 2005)
Signed into law by the Honorable President PBrunsel (January 14, 2005)



R. 3
Senate Resoultion Calling for a Constitutional Convention

1. This Senate calls upon the President to call a Constitutional Convention forthwith.

2. The Senate calls upon the Governors to send delegates to this Convention in the following numbers:
Northeast - 6
Mideast - 3
Southeast - 3
Pacific - 3
Midwest - 2

3. The Senate urges that the Convention elect a President as its Presiding Officer.

4. The Senate urges that the Constitutional Convention shall have its first meeting by the 17th January, 2005.

Passed by the Fifth Congress of the A.F.F. (January 10, 2005)

F.L. 5-2
Constitutional Amendment Act

Clause One: The Senate As per stated by the constitution of the United States Election Atlas Forum, all constitutional amendments must pass through the senate gaining a two-thirds majority. Debate and voting shall be carried out according to the Senatorial Procedure Resolution. All constitutional amendments shall be given pride of place in the allocation of debate time on the Senate floor.

Clause Two: The Public As per stated by the constitution of the United States Election Atlas Forum, all constitutional amendments must pass a public poll. The public poll shall be administered by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and shall last for a period of one week (seven days). During this time voters must post their vote on the amendment. The amendment will require a simple majority of the public poll to successfully pass and become a part of the Constitution of the United States Election Atlas Forum.

Passed by the Fifth Congress of the A.F.F. (January 13, 2005)
Became Law without presidential signature (January 20, 2005)


F.L. 5-3
Military Division Appropriation Act
§ 1. Upon passage of this bill, $10 billion shall be appropriated from the Treasury to the Department of Defense to be used in the creation of an additional division in the Atlasian Army.

Passed by the Fifth Congress of the A.F.F. (January 13, 2005)
Became Law without presidential signature (January 20, 2005)


F.L. 5-4
Magnetic Levitation (Mag/Lev) Research Bill

Atlasia recognizes the potential of Magnetic Levitation technology if applied to transportation.  Already, competitors overseas have developed high speed transportation utilizing this technology.  Atlasia can not afford to fall behind in this rapidly expanding industry. Because of this, the following steps will be taken.

1) Atlasia shall invest in funding for research for Mag-Lev trains of $100 million over the next 20 years.

2) Atlasia will then work with private corporations and contractors to construct regional Mag/Lev transportation lines in the following regions.

   a) A line will be constructed extending from Boston-New York City-Philadelphia-Baltimore-Nyman-Raleigh-Atlanta

   b) A line will be constucted extending from Buffalo-Erie-Cleveland-Toledo-Chicago-Milwaukee-Minneapolis, with spurs extending south

from Cleveland-Columbus-Cincinatti, Erie-Pittsburgh and from Toledo-Detroit.

   c) A line will be constructed extending from Seattle-Portland-San Francisco-Sacramento-Los Angeles-San Diego-Phoenix, with spurs extending from Phoenix-Grand Canyon-Las Vegas and from San Francisco-Reno/Lake Tahoe.

   d) A line will be constructed extending from New York City-Nyman-Orlando which will be used as an express, direct route to Central Florida. The use of automobile transporting train cars will be encouraged.

                e) A line will be constructed in Texas.  All lines will intersect in Austin, from which point there will be one line to Dallas, one line to Houston and one line to San Antonio.

3) Clause 2 shall be implemented by 2030.

4) No monies shall be appropiated from the Treasury of Atlasia for the purpose of constructing these lines.
Passed by the Fifth Congress of the A.F.F. (January 30, 2005)
Signed into law by the Honorable President PBrunsel (February 1, 2005)


F.L. 5-5
Military Division Appropriation Act
§ 1 Federal law enforcement agencies shall not be able to seize assets without due process, where guilt of the owner of the siezed assets has been proved beyond reasonable doubts.

§ 2 In case any future developments shall prove the inoccence of the owner of the seized assets, the seized assets shall be returned to the person owning them before the forfeiture or his heirs or, where that is not possible due to the seized assets having been disposed off, the value for which they were evaluated after the forfeiture, plus inflation adjustments, shall be paid as a form of indemnization.

§ 3 Federal law enforcment agencies shall not take possession of any assets seized by regional, state or local law enforcment agencies, nor shall they take any action to encourage it.

§ 4 All assets currently owned by the federal government, of which it took possession by using asset forfeiture hereby illegalized in this bill, shall be retrieved to the person owning them before the forfeiture or his heirs.

§ 5 Federal funding for Drug Laws Enforcment and Police shall be withdrawn from Regional, State ans Local governments, unless they adopt this bill's standarts for asset forfeiture.
Passed by the Fifth Congress of the A.F.F. (February 1, 2005)
Signed into law by the Honorable President PBrunsel (February 1, 2005)


F.L. 5-6
Modifications to the Family Planning Act
It shall be the stated policy of the Forum that:
(a) funds for the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) shall be restored to their FY 2001 level.
(b) no organization receiving federal funding for family planning services domestically or abroad shall be prohibited from mentioning the full range of reproductive options, including abortion, to their clientele on pain of federal support.
Passed by the Fifth Congress of the A.F.F. (February 1, 2005)
Signed into law by the Honorable President PBrunsel (February 1, 2005)
Note:  This bill replaces the old Family Planning Act.


R. 4
Senate Procedural Resolution

Section One-Definitions

Legislation is defined as any act, bill, amendment to a current act or bill, procedural resolution, or constitutional amendment.

Section Two

1) Clause 3 of Senate Procedural Resolution 1 shall be stricken, and replaced with the following clauses:

2) Each piece of legislation will be debated before a vote called. The debate shall proceed as long as it is necessary to discuss properly the matter in consideration.

3) If the debate has halted for longer than 24 hours, any senator shall be able to call for a vote on the legislation.

4) Debate shall proceed as long as a senator is speaking, provided intervals between different speeches are no longer than 24 hours.

5) However, after five days have passed since the opening of the debate, a motion with the concurrence of seven senators shall end the debate and the PPT shall call a vote on the legislation.
Passed by the Fifth Congress of the A.F.F. (February 6, 2005)
 
R. 5
Senate Procedural Resolution on Legislation Introduction


Section 1-Defintions

Legilslation is defined as any bill, act, amendment to a present bill or act, procedural resolution, or constitutional amendment.

Section 2

1) The PPT will establish a thread for Senators to introduce legislation. This thread shall not be posted in, unless you are introducing legislation.

2) Before introducing legislation, the sponsoring senator shall PM the legislation to the PPT.  After doing so, the senator shall post it in the designated thread.

3) The PPT will give each piece of legislation debate time in the order of which it is posted in the Proposed Legislation Thread.

4) After a piece of legislation has been given debate time, the sponsoring senator shall introduce it on the senate floor.
 Passed by the Fifth Congress of the A.F.F. (February 6, 2005)

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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2005, 08:23:59 pm »

The last two should be F.L.5-2 and F.L.5-3
you're right...thanks.  That's what not proofreading gets me.
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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2005, 07:55:21 am »

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5) However, after five days have passed since the opening of the debate, a motion with the concurrence of seven senators shall end the debate and the PPT shall call a vote on the legislation.
It's not shall, it's CAN!
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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2005, 08:40:10 pm »

Continued


F.L. 5-7
Military Division Appropriation Bill
§ 1. Upon passage of this bill, $10 billion shall be appropriated from the Treasury to the Department of Defense to be used in the creation of an additional division in the Atlasian Army.

§ 2. $80 billion shall be appropriated as a supplement to the 2005 Defense Budget to fund ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

§ 3. A $2,000 a year pay increase for all active duty military personnel and a $1,000 pay increase for all reserve and National Guard personnel shall take effect in the fiscal year 2005.  This measure shall cost $4 billion.
Passed by the Fifth Congress of the A.F.F. (February 6, 2005)
Signed into law by the Honorable President PBrunsel (February 8, 2005)


F.L. 5-8
Commision of the JFK Memorial
Section 1

The Senate shall appropriate $50,000,000 for the task of the construction of the memorial.
Passed by the Fifth Congress of the A.F.F. (February 16, 2005)
Signed into law by the Honorable President PBrunsel (February 16, 2005)

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F.L. 3-6
Family Planning Amendments Act of 2004

It shall be the stated policy of the Forum that:
(a) funds for the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) shall be restored to their FY 2001 level.
(b) no organization receiving federal funding for family planning services domestically or abroad shall be prohibited from mentioning the full range of reproductive options, including abortion, to their clientele on pain of federal support.
(c) no funds shall be made available through the CHIP program for the care of zygotes, blastocysts, embryos, or fetuses as described by regulation as an "unborn child".
(d) no law shall be construed to punish someone for an attack on a pregnant woman in such a way as to treat the act against the zygote, blastocyst, embryo, or fetus as a separate offense.


Passed by the Third Congress of the A.F.F. (September 25, 2004)
Presented to the President on October 16, 2004
Entered into law after 7 days with no executive action.


Pardon me for intruding on this thread but could you please update this one, Harry? The removal of sections (c) and (d) was passed and signed into law.
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F.L. 3-6
Family Planning Amendments Act of 2004

It shall be the stated policy of the Forum that:
(a) funds for the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) shall be restored to their FY 2001 level.
(b) no organization receiving federal funding for family planning services domestically or abroad shall be prohibited from mentioning the full range of reproductive options, including abortion, to their clientele on pain of federal support.
(c) no funds shall be made available through the CHIP program for the care of zygotes, blastocysts, embryos, or fetuses as described by regulation as an "unborn child".
(d) no law shall be construed to punish someone for an attack on a pregnant woman in such a way as to treat the act against the zygote, blastocyst, embryo, or fetus as a separate offense.


Passed by the Third Congress of the A.F.F. (September 25, 2004)
Presented to the President on October 16, 2004
Entered into law after 7 days with no executive action.


Pardon me for intruding on this thread but could you please update this one, Harry? The removal of sections (c) and (d) was passed and signed into law.
Sorry; I can't edit someone else's post
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2005, 02:42:07 am »

In any case, this is a thread of all laws passed, not of all laws currently in force.
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2005, 11:04:23 am »

This thread is missing Supersoulty's Abortion thing Bill and the new Election Procedure, Certification, and Challenges Act as far as I can tell (there could be more since I haven't been following too closely). This needs to be remdied quickly, and can we please get rid of all the superfluous comments.

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F.L. 3-6
Family Planning Amendments Act of 2004

It shall be the stated policy of the Forum that:
(a) funds for the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) shall be restored to their FY 2001 level.
(b) no organization receiving federal funding for family planning services domestically or abroad shall be prohibited from mentioning the full range of reproductive options, including abortion, to their clientele on pain of federal support.
(c) no funds shall be made available through the CHIP program for the care of zygotes, blastocysts, embryos, or fetuses as described by regulation as an "unborn child".
(d) no law shall be construed to punish someone for an attack on a pregnant woman in such a way as to treat the act against the zygote, blastocyst, embryo, or fetus as a separate offense.


Passed by the Third Congress of the A.F.F. (September 25, 2004)
Presented to the President on October 16, 2004
Entered into law after 7 days with no executive action.


Pardon me for intruding on this thread but could you please update this one, Harry? The removal of sections (c) and (d) was passed and signed into law.
Sorry; I can't edit someone else's post
So will my bill then appear as an entirely new Statute?
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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2005, 05:05:44 pm »

Pardon me for intruding on this thread but could you please update this one, Harry? The removal of sections (c) and (d) was passed and signed into law.
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So will my bill then appear as an entirely new Statute?
It's there.  5-6
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« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2005, 05:14:28 pm »

It's there.  5-6

It really is not clear to the casual reader that clauses c and d of the original act have been repealed.

Also could you create an AG thread as I had so that we can get all these comments out of the Statute thread.
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