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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2016, 03:09:35 am »
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A BILL

To authorize creation of a State Department report of military and economic relations between the Republic of Atlasia and recognized foreign states


Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled


SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as The New Foreign Relations Review Act

SECTION 2. CREATION OF THE FOREIGN RELATIONS REVIEW

1. It shall be responsibility of the Secretary of State to provide, by and with the advice and consent of the Congress, a report examining the relations between Atlasia and all other recognized states of the world.

2. The Foreign Relations Review shall specifically examine the military and economic relations between the Republic of Atlasia, and the states in question.

3. The creation of the Foreign Relations Review shall be completed entirely by the Secretary of State and submitted to the Congress for deliberation and approval.

SECTION 3. AUTHORITY OF THE FOREIGN RELATIONS REVIEW

As approved by Congress, the Foreign Relations Review becomes the official policy of the Republic of Atlasia.

SECTION 4. AMENDING THE FOREIGN RELATIONS REVIEW

1. The Secretary of State may offer, to the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia, revisions to the Foreign Relations Review of previous officeholders.

2. The President may also, by and with the advice and consent of the Congress, amend the Foreign Relations Review as he or she finds appropriate.

3. The Congress may amend the Foreign Relations Review as it sees fit by passing an Act, which shall be subject to the President's signature or veto.
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« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2016, 12:14:33 pm »
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To be a pain if a gap comes up could we not introduce this until sunday/monday

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Comprehensive Federal Firearms Licensing Bill

1. The first act of this bill is to create a new Federal Department- the Federal Firearms Licensing Agency, hereby called the FFLA. This agency shall work in conjunction with other Federal Agencies, including but not limited to the FBI, AFT and the Justice Department to enforce the following laws.

2. These laws most be followed by all Gun Manufacturers, Gun Stores, Private sellers or individuals who own/sell or use firearms.

3. Federal Firearms Licence

A.) All Gun Owners in Atlasia must hereby apply for a Federal Firearms license. The processing of these license forms must be carried by the FFLA, and the following criteria must be met-

A1- Individuals must be above the age of 18

A2- Individuals must have a fixed residency or address.

A3- Individuals will not be considered if they have been convicted of any violent or sexual crime in the last 20 years.

A4- Individuals must undergo a mandatory background check by the FFLA, which includes but is not limited to tax records, financial dealings, mental health records and personal references were applicable.

A5- individuals who are rejected have a right to appeal any Decision, but an appeal application can be denied in extraordinary circumstances.

A6- The FFLA also reserves the right to Freeze, and cancel the license of any Licence holder for a period of 6 months.

4. Selling and Purchasing of Firearms

4A. All individuals, companies or stores wishing to sell Firearms to any individual in Atlasia must register with the FFLA. This includes those selling online, by phone or by any other means

4B. Sellers themselves must meet the requirements above in section 3
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« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2016, 06:57:22 pm »
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The following treaty has been agreed to be representatives of the Republic of Atlasia and the United Kingdom and awaits a sponsor so that it may proceed to the Senate floor for debate.

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TREATY
on the Establishment of a Common Market
between the Republic of Atlasia and the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

ARTICLE I (Title and Definitions)
Section 1. The long title of this treaty shall be, "the Atlasian-United Kingdom Common Market Agreement." It may be cited as the "Atlasian-British Common Market Agreement," or as "ABCMA."
Section 2. For the purposes of this treaty, the following terms shall be defined as follows.
  i. "Signatories" shall refer to those states being members to this pact, namely the Republic of Atlasia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  ii. "Nationals" shall refer to the citizens or subjects of the Signatories.
  iii. "The United Kingdom" shall refer to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  iv. "Atlasia" shall refer to the Republic of Atlasia.

ARTICLE II (Affirmation of National Sovereignty)
Section 1. The terms and provisions of this treaty shall not be construed as to compromise the Constitutional or territorial integrity of either Signatory, nor otherwise alter the authority of the government of Atlasia or that of the United Kingdom.

ARTICLE III (Establishment of a Common Market)
Section 1. Each Signatory shall afford the goods of all states being members of this pact treatment no less favorable than the best treatment it affords to its own like, directly competitive, or substitutable goods. Each Signatory shall afford to services and investments of all other Signatories treatment no less favorable than the best treatment it affords, in like circumstances, to its own services and investments.
Section 2. No Signatory shall adopt any measure preventing the free movement of goods, services, or investments of any other signatory across national borders.
Section 3. The Signatories shall reconcile their standards and standard-related measures by harmonization or mutual recognition.
Section 4. Each Signatory shall ensure that its legislation, regulations, procedures, guidelines, and administrative rulings related to matters covered by this agreement are made readily accessible.

ARTICLE IV (Free Movement of Nationals)
Section 1. No Signatory shall adopt any measure preventing the free movement of Nationals of other Signatories across national borders.
Section 2. The signatories shall work to harmonize their visa policies as soon as possible.

ARTICLE V (Limited Jurisdictional Authority)
Section 1. Atlasian citizens being permanent residents of the United Kingdom or Gibraltar shall be subject to Limited Jurisdictional Authority granted by this treaty to the government of Atlasia and those of the several Regions.
  i. Atlasian citizens being permanent residents of Northern Ireland and Gibraltar shall be considered citizens of Fremont for Limited Jurisdictional and electoral purposes.
  ii. Atlasian citizens being permanent residents of Scotland shall be considered citizens of the North for Limited Jurisdictional and electoral purposes.
  iii. Atlasian citizens being permanent residents of England and Wales shall be considered citizens of the South for Limited Jurisdictional and electoral purposes.
Section 2. Atlasian citizens living within the United Kingdom and British citizens living within Republic of Atlasia shall be bound by the respective laws governing their residence and place of business, and no provision of this treaty shall be construed as weakening the national sovereignty of the United Kingdom or Atlasia, or otherwise encroaching upon the autonomy of the government of Atlasia or the United Kingdom.

ARTICLE VI (Amendments)
Section 1. The signatories shall have the right to amend this treaty subject to the approval of their respective legislative bodies.

ARTICLE VII (Accession and Withdrawal)
Section 1. Each signatory shall have the right to extend this treaty to their territories without the approval of any other signatory.
  i. The extension of this treaty to a territory of a signatory shall have no effect on the voting rights of the citizens of the territory in question, without the approval of the other signatories to this treaty.
Section 2. Each signatory shall have the right to withdraw from this treaty, subject to the confirmation of their respective electorates.
Section 3. Any territory that separates from a signatory shall be withdrawn from the treaty.
Section 4. Additional signatories may be added to this treaty, subject to the approval and confirmation of the electorates of the current and pending signatories.

ARTICLE VIII (Implementation)
Section 1. This treaty shall go into effect following its ratification by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia and the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Either Signatory may elect, at their own discretion, to put the treaty to a vote of their respective electorates as an additional requirement for ratification.
Section 2. The provisions of this treaty shall not be executed prior to the full exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
Section 3. Pursuant to the Game Moderator Reform Act, the Game Moderator shall have sole power to report the ratification or rejection of this treaty by the United Kingdom.
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« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2016, 06:58:46 pm »
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The following treaty has been agreed to be representatives of the Republic of Atlasia and the United Kingdom and awaits a sponsor so that it may proceed to the Senate floor for debate.

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TREATY
on the Establishment of a Common Market
between the Republic of Atlasia and the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

ARTICLE I (Title and Definitions)
Section 1. The long title of this treaty shall be, "the Atlasian-United Kingdom Common Market Agreement." It may be cited as the "Atlasian-British Common Market Agreement," or as "ABCMA."
Section 2. For the purposes of this treaty, the following terms shall be defined as follows.
  i. "Signatories" shall refer to those states being members to this pact, namely the Republic of Atlasia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  ii. "Nationals" shall refer to the citizens or subjects of the Signatories.
  iii. "The United Kingdom" shall refer to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  iv. "Atlasia" shall refer to the Republic of Atlasia.

ARTICLE II (Affirmation of National Sovereignty)
Section 1. The terms and provisions of this treaty shall not be construed as to compromise the Constitutional or territorial integrity of either Signatory, nor otherwise alter the authority of the government of Atlasia or that of the United Kingdom.

ARTICLE III (Establishment of a Common Market)
Section 1. Each Signatory shall afford the goods of all states being members of this pact treatment no less favorable than the best treatment it affords to its own like, directly competitive, or substitutable goods. Each Signatory shall afford to services and investments of all other Signatories treatment no less favorable than the best treatment it affords, in like circumstances, to its own services and investments.
Section 2. No Signatory shall adopt any measure preventing the free movement of goods, services, or investments of any other signatory across national borders.
Section 3. The Signatories shall reconcile their standards and standard-related measures by harmonization or mutual recognition.
Section 4. Each Signatory shall ensure that its legislation, regulations, procedures, guidelines, and administrative rulings related to matters covered by this agreement are made readily accessible.

ARTICLE IV (Free Movement of Nationals)
Section 1. No Signatory shall adopt any measure preventing the free movement of Nationals of other Signatories across national borders.
Section 2. The signatories shall work to harmonize their visa policies as soon as possible.

ARTICLE V (Limited Jurisdictional Authority)
Section 1. Atlasian citizens being permanent residents of the United Kingdom or Gibraltar shall be subject to Limited Jurisdictional Authority granted by this treaty to the government of Atlasia and those of the several Regions.
  i. Atlasian citizens being permanent residents of Northern Ireland and Gibraltar shall be considered citizens of Fremont for Limited Jurisdictional and electoral purposes.
  ii. Atlasian citizens being permanent residents of Scotland shall be considered citizens of the North for Limited Jurisdictional and electoral purposes.
  iii. Atlasian citizens being permanent residents of England and Wales shall be considered citizens of the South for Limited Jurisdictional and electoral purposes.
Section 2. Atlasian citizens living within the United Kingdom and British citizens living within Republic of Atlasia shall be bound by the respective laws governing their residence and place of business, and no provision of this treaty shall be construed as weakening the national sovereignty of the United Kingdom or Atlasia, or otherwise encroaching upon the autonomy of the government of Atlasia or the United Kingdom.

ARTICLE VI (Amendments)
Section 1. The signatories shall have the right to amend this treaty subject to the approval of their respective legislative bodies.

ARTICLE VII (Accession and Withdrawal)
Section 1. Each signatory shall have the right to extend this treaty to their territories without the approval of any other signatory.
  i. The extension of this treaty to a territory of a signatory shall have no effect on the voting rights of the citizens of the territory in question, without the approval of the other signatories to this treaty.
Section 2. Each signatory shall have the right to withdraw from this treaty, subject to the confirmation of their respective electorates.
Section 3. Any territory that separates from a signatory shall be withdrawn from the treaty.
Section 4. Additional signatories may be added to this treaty, subject to the approval and confirmation of the electorates of the current and pending signatories.

ARTICLE VIII (Implementation)
Section 1. This treaty shall go into effect following its ratification by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia and the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Either Signatory may elect, at their own discretion, to put the treaty to a vote of their respective electorates as an additional requirement for ratification.
Section 2. The provisions of this treaty shall not be executed prior to the full exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
Section 3. Pursuant to the Game Moderator Reform Act, the Game Moderator shall have sole power to report the ratification or rejection of this treaty by the United Kingdom.
Truman if you want me to I can sponsor this for you in the House. 
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« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2016, 08:02:41 pm »
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I appreciate the offer, Mr. Representative, but the House of Representatives does not vote on treaties with foreign nations - that power is exclusive to the Senate.
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« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2016, 08:11:31 pm »
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The following treaty has been agreed to be representatives of the Republic of Atlasia and the United Kingdom and awaits a sponsor so that it may proceed to the Senate floor for debate.

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TREATY
on the Establishment of a Common Market
between the Republic of Atlasia and the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

ARTICLE I (Title and Definitions)
Section 1. The long title of this treaty shall be, "the Atlasian-United Kingdom Common Market Agreement." It may be cited as the "Atlasian-British Common Market Agreement," or as "ABCMA."
Section 2. For the purposes of this treaty, the following terms shall be defined as follows.
  i. "Signatories" shall refer to those states being members to this pact, namely the Republic of Atlasia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  ii. "Nationals" shall refer to the citizens or subjects of the Signatories.
  iii. "The United Kingdom" shall refer to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  iv. "Atlasia" shall refer to the Republic of Atlasia.

ARTICLE II (Affirmation of National Sovereignty)
Section 1. The terms and provisions of this treaty shall not be construed as to compromise the Constitutional or territorial integrity of either Signatory, nor otherwise alter the authority of the government of Atlasia or that of the United Kingdom.

ARTICLE III (Establishment of a Common Market)
Section 1. Each Signatory shall afford the goods of all states being members of this pact treatment no less favorable than the best treatment it affords to its own like, directly competitive, or substitutable goods. Each Signatory shall afford to services and investments of all other Signatories treatment no less favorable than the best treatment it affords, in like circumstances, to its own services and investments.
Section 2. No Signatory shall adopt any measure preventing the free movement of goods, services, or investments of any other signatory across national borders.
Section 3. The Signatories shall reconcile their standards and standard-related measures by harmonization or mutual recognition.
Section 4. Each Signatory shall ensure that its legislation, regulations, procedures, guidelines, and administrative rulings related to matters covered by this agreement are made readily accessible.

ARTICLE IV (Free Movement of Nationals)
Section 1. No Signatory shall adopt any measure preventing the free movement of Nationals of other Signatories across national borders.
Section 2. The signatories shall work to harmonize their visa policies as soon as possible.

ARTICLE V (Limited Jurisdictional Authority)
Section 1. Atlasian citizens being permanent residents of the United Kingdom or Gibraltar shall be subject to Limited Jurisdictional Authority granted by this treaty to the government of Atlasia and those of the several Regions.
  i. Atlasian citizens being permanent residents of Northern Ireland and Gibraltar shall be considered citizens of Fremont for Limited Jurisdictional and electoral purposes.
  ii. Atlasian citizens being permanent residents of Scotland shall be considered citizens of the North for Limited Jurisdictional and electoral purposes.
  iii. Atlasian citizens being permanent residents of England and Wales shall be considered citizens of the South for Limited Jurisdictional and electoral purposes.
Section 2. Atlasian citizens living within the United Kingdom and British citizens living within Republic of Atlasia shall be bound by the respective laws governing their residence and place of business, and no provision of this treaty shall be construed as weakening the national sovereignty of the United Kingdom or Atlasia, or otherwise encroaching upon the autonomy of the government of Atlasia or the United Kingdom.

ARTICLE VI (Amendments)
Section 1. The signatories shall have the right to amend this treaty subject to the approval of their respective legislative bodies.

ARTICLE VII (Accession and Withdrawal)
Section 1. Each signatory shall have the right to extend this treaty to their territories without the approval of any other signatory.
  i. The extension of this treaty to a territory of a signatory shall have no effect on the voting rights of the citizens of the territory in question, without the approval of the other signatories to this treaty.
Section 2. Each signatory shall have the right to withdraw from this treaty, subject to the confirmation of their respective electorates.
Section 3. Any territory that separates from a signatory shall be withdrawn from the treaty.
Section 4. Additional signatories may be added to this treaty, subject to the approval and confirmation of the electorates of the current and pending signatories.

ARTICLE VIII (Implementation)
Section 1. This treaty shall go into effect following its ratification by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia and the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Either Signatory may elect, at their own discretion, to put the treaty to a vote of their respective electorates as an additional requirement for ratification.
Section 2. The provisions of this treaty shall not be executed prior to the full exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
Section 3. Pursuant to the Game Moderator Reform Act, the Game Moderator shall have sole power to report the ratification or rejection of this treaty by the United Kingdom.

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« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2016, 08:27:04 pm »
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I shall introduce it shortly
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« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2016, 04:36:44 pm »
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« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2016, 03:45:42 am »
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Your bill has been added to the docket!
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« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2016, 08:34:06 pm »
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A BILL

To establish the Office of the Wikimaster General
This seemed like a good idea to me, so I went ahead and issued an executive order establishing this position (renamed the National Archivist). For future reference, the power to establish new executive offices rests with the president, not Congress (per Article IV, Section 2 of the Constitution).
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Section 1: Working Hours and Breaks
1. Employees, over the age of majority, shall work a maximum of forty-five (45) hours per week.
  a. Employees shall be able to opt out of this limit.
  b. Employees that are over the age of sixteen (16), but under the age of majority, shall work a maximum of forty-five (45) hours per week, including education.
  c. This limit shall be calculated as an average over the previous twelve (12) weeks.
2. Employees shall work for more than twelve (12) hours in a single twenty-four (24) hour period.
3. Employees shall be entitled to a half-hour (30 minute) break for every six (6) hours worked.
4. Employees shall be entitled to a twenty-four (24) hour consecutive period break every week, or a forty-eight (48) hour consecutive period break every fortnight.

Section 2: Holiday and Pay
1. Employees working full-time shall be entitled to a minimum of one (1) hour paid holiday for every fourteen (14) hours worked, in addition to public holidays.
2. Employees shall be paid their hourly rate, or hourly rate equivalent, for holiday.
  a. If the employee is paid based on a monthly salary, the hourly rate equivalent shall be the average monthly pay over the previous three (3) months divided by the average number of hours worked over the previous three (3) months.
3. Employees shall not be under any requirement to use their full allocation of holiday.
4. Employers shall are not required to carry holiday over to the next twelve month period or to pay employees an equivalent amount if they do not use all of their allocated holiday.

Section 3: Overtime
1. Overtime shall be defined as any time worked, in addition to contracted hours.
2. Any overtime that is compulsory for the employee to attend shall be listed in their contract.
  a. This overtime, on top of their standard hours, shall be exceed the number of hours listed in Section 1, Clause 1 of this act.
  b. The employee shall be paid their hourly wage, or hourly wage equivalent (as defined in Section 2, Clause 2a), for this overtime.
3. Any overtime that is voluntary for the employee shall not be subject to Section 3, Clause 2a or 2b.

Section 4: Part-Time Workers
1. Part-Time workers shall be defined as a person that works twenty-eight (28) or fewer hours per week.
2. Part-Time workers shall not be treated any less favourably by a company than Full-Time workers.
  a. Part-Time workers shall receive the same hourly wage as a Full-Time equivalent doing the same role.
  b. Part-Time workers shall not be excluded from training tasks or other benefits that are offered to Full-Time workers.
  c. Part-Time workers shall receive holidays in accordance to Section 2 of this act.

Section 5: Disabled Workers
1. Disabled Workers shall be treated equally within the workplace.
2. Employers shall do everything in their power to make a role available for disabled workers.
  a. Employers shall offer all disabled workers an interview for any role that they apply for.
  b. Employers shall make reasonable adjustments for disabled workers to ensure that they are not disadvantaged in the workplace.

Section 6: Monitoring of employees
1. Employers shall be allowed to monitor employees in the workplace.
2. Employers shall tell all employees about the monitoring process that take place in their workplace.
3. Monitoring of employees shall not be excessive and should be justifiable.
4. Information collected through monitoring shall be kept secure by the employer.
5. Ways the employers shall be allowed to monitor employees include, but are not limited to:
  a. Bag searches.
  b. CCTV.
  c. Monitoring of internet usage, email and telephone calls on equipment owned by the employer.
6. Employees shall be made aware of the locations of every CCTV camera in their premise.
7. Convert monitoring shall be allowed
  a. if the employee is under investigation, and
  b. if the employer has a suitable reason for the investigation.

Section 7: Self-employed workers
1. This act shall not apply to self-employed workers.

Section 8: Opt-outs
1. Companies or organisations ("groups") may apply to opt-out of this act.
2. These groups shall be approved by Congress.
3. Federal and Regional Departments, the Security Services and the Military shall not be subject to these regulations.

Section 9: Implimentation
1. This act shall go into law immediately.
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« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2016, 01:07:40 am »
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A BILL

To mandate the casting of English-only ballots in federal elections and to prevent obscure legal interpretations of 'voting booth campaigning'


Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled


SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Ballot Integrity Act.

SECTION 2. AMENDMENT TO THE FEDERAL ELECTORAL ACT

Section one of the Federal Electoral Act is hereby amended:

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1. In their vote in the Elections to the House and the Presidency, each voter shall list some, none, or all of the candidates in the voter's order of preference for them.
2. If no numbering of the preferences is stated, then the candidate at the top of the list shall be presumed to be the first preference, the candidate on the second line of the list shall be presumed to be the second preference, and so on.
3. A voter may cast a write-in vote in any election, except a runoff election.
4. In order to write-in a candidate, the voter shall not be required to explicitly specify that their vote is for a write-in candidate.
5. In order for write-in votes for a candidate to qualify as countable votes, the person written-in must formally accept the write-in candidacy before the end of voting in the given election.
6. A voter may vote for "None of the Above" in any election, except a runoff election. Any voter may vote "None of the Above"; any and all lower preferences of the voter shall be ignored.
7. Persons who edit their post in which their vote(s) are contained at the place of voting after twenty minutes shall have their vote counted as void. Campaigning shall also be prohibited in the voting booth and shall result in the disqualification of their vote.
8. Only ballots with candidate names listed in English, by their usernames, or by their names as recorded in the Census, shall be valid.
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« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2016, 01:22:55 am »
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I support Scott's proposal 100%, but given the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Bill of Rights, oughtn't this be proposed as a Constitutional Amendment?
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« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2016, 02:27:27 am »
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I don't think that's necessary.
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« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2016, 02:37:36 pm »
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I don't think that's necessary.
The Court has ruled that all ballots must be counted unless the voter (a) does not meet minimum posting requirements; or (b) is inactive. I don't see how an official language for voting is consistent with that ruling (though, as I say, I agree with the substance of the bill).
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« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2016, 06:29:19 pm »
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I'm going to reserve further discussion on this for when the bill is brought to the floor.
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« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2016, 06:03:19 pm »
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AN AMENDMENT

For the resolution of tied presidential elections


Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled


SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Electoral Tie Resolution Amendment.

SECTION 2. AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV OF THE FOURTH CONSTITUTION

Article IV of the Fourth Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia, upon ratification by two thirds of the Regions, shall be amended:

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1. The executive power shall be vested in the President of the Republic of Atlasia. He shall hold his office for a term of four months, together with a Vice President chosen for the same term.

2. Elections for President shall be held in the months of February, June, and October, in accordance with the measures prescribed by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia. Each candidate for President shall run jointly with a candidate for Vice President, with whom his name shall appear jointly on the ballot. A vote for a candidate for President shall be considered a vote for the candidate for Vice President whose name appears on the ballot with the presidential candidate, and accordingly the candidate for Vice President whose name appears on the ballot with the successful candidate for President shall be elected.

3. In the event that two candidates for President tie in the popular vote, either at the conclusion of a general presidential election or a special presidential runoff election, the candidates shall be elected Co-Presidents, with each Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate serving two months of a single four-month term.  In this event, the candidate who has been registered longest as a citizen of Atlasia shall serve with their Vice President for the first two months, followed by the newest registered candidate and their respective Vice President for the latter two months.

3. 4. No person shall be President or Vice President who has not attained 500 or more posts, nor whose account is not at least 4,320 hours old, nor is not a citizen of the Republic of Atlasia.

4. 5. Upon the commencement of his term in office, the President shall swear the following oath: "I, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the Republic of Atlasia, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia."
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« Reply #42 on: November 25, 2016, 05:39:16 am »
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AN AMENDMENT

For the resolution of tied presidential elections


Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled


SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Electoral Tie Resolution Amendment.

SECTION 2. AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV OF THE FOURTH CONSTITUTION

Article IV of the Fourth Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia, upon ratification by two thirds of the Regions, shall be amended:

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1. The executive power shall be vested in the President of the Republic of Atlasia. He shall hold his office for a term of four months, together with a Vice President chosen for the same term.

2. Elections for President shall be held in the months of February, June, and October, in accordance with the measures prescribed by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia. Each candidate for President shall run jointly with a candidate for Vice President, with whom his name shall appear jointly on the ballot. A vote for a candidate for President shall be considered a vote for the candidate for Vice President whose name appears on the ballot with the presidential candidate, and accordingly the candidate for Vice President whose name appears on the ballot with the successful candidate for President shall be elected.

3. In the event that two candidates for President tie in the popular vote, either at the conclusion of a general presidential election or a special presidential runoff election, the candidates shall be elected Co-Presidents, with each Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate serving two months of a single four-month term.  In this event, the candidate who has been registered longest as a citizen of Atlasia shall serve with their Vice President for the first two months, followed by the newest registered candidate and their respective Vice President for the latter two months.

3. 4. No person shall be President or Vice President who has not attained 500 or more posts, nor whose account is not at least 4,320 hours old, nor is not a citizen of the Republic of Atlasia.

4. 5. Upon the commencement of his term in office, the President shall swear the following oath: "I, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the Republic of Atlasia, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia."
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« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2016, 11:15:58 pm »
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AN ACT

To ensure and expand quality and access of affordable healthcare to Atlasians


Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled


SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Universal Healthcare and Affordability Act.

SECTION 2. CREATION OF NON-PROFIT HEALTH INSURANCE COOPERATIVES

1. The Department of Health and Human Services of Atlasia shall be compelled to grant no less than $6,000,000 for the creation of Health Insurance Cooperatives (HICs), which shall operate on a strictly non-profit basis.  HICs may be privately established and subject to existing rules and regulations pertaining to healthcare and health insurance within the regions of which they operate.

2. HICs may offer similar insurance plans to that of traditional for-profit health insurance companies, however, neither HICs nor for-profit health insurance companies may deny consumers on the basis of pre-existing medical conditions.  HICs and for-profit insurance companies shall be required to allow enrollment of persons onto their parent's or guardian's plan up to the age of twenty-six.

SECTION 3. MEDICARE BUY-IN OPTION AND EXPANSION

1. Recipients of the federal Medicaid program, which shall be merged with and have all financial assets transferred to Medicare, shall be automatically enrolled in the Medicare program.

2. Individuals and families with an annual income below $90,000, including children and minors, shall be automatically enrolled in the Medicare program.

3. Individuals and families with an annual income above $90,000 and not exceeding $500,000, shall have the option to purchase health insurance either from an HIC, a for-profit health insurance company, or enroll in the Medicare program.  Individuals and families with an annual income exceeding $500,000 may not be eligible for Medicare enrollment.

4. Individual states and regions of the Republic of Atlasia shall have the option to develop a public buy-in health insurance program to operate in conjunction with private insurance and HICs, or to establish a fully-universal "single-payer" health insurance system under their jurisdictions.  Regions which adopt single-payer programs may be granted waivers from regulations set under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

SECTION 4. MEDICARE BENEFITS AND COVERAGE

Medicare shall cover, under this act, all medically necessary services, including the following:

  • Primary care and prevention.
  • Inpatient care.
  • Outpatient care.
  • Emergency care.
  • Prescription drugs.
  • Durable medical equipment.
  • Long-term care.
  • Palliative care.
  • Mental health services.
  • The full scope of dental services (other than cosmetic dentistry).
  • Substance abuse treatment services.
  • Chiropractic services.
  • Basic vision care and vision correction (other than laser vision correction for cosmetic purposes).
  • Hearing services, including coverage of hearing aids.
  • Podiatric care.
  • Contraceptive services.
  • End of Life Care - Shall be limited in hospital settings up to the cost of such care when attained through a hospice setting.

SECTION 5. TAX SUBSIDIES FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Individuals and families shall be eligible for an annual tax credit not exceeding $5,000 to offset "out-of-pocket" prescription drug costs that exceed 5% of their annual income.

SECTION 6. FOREIGN NATIONALS

Foreign nationals visiting the Republic of Atlasia via visa must provide proof of insurance coverage prior to admittance.  Permanent residents shall be eligible for private, non-profit, or public insurance.
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« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2016, 12:21:17 pm »
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The First Gameplay Reform Act

This Act recognizes the work done by the Constitutional Convention to reform, and rebrand the practices of Atlasia. Whilst this was vital work, this Act begins the much needed progress towards a more welcoming, a more active and a more exciting Atlasia.


The Crisis Management System  

1.) In order to reform, and make Atlasia more exciting it's necessary to introduce a real time system that requires activity, and quick action from players across the game. This system will be know as the Crisis Management System, hereby referred to as the CMS.

2.) The CMS will be ran by the Game Moderator.

3.) The CMS will operate as a real time simulation machine affecting both International and National Events. The events shall operate in real time; and can be published on the necessary thread.

4.) The GM shall determine which players are needed for the scenario and shall send private message them details affecting the scenario.

5.) The Scenario requires a response from the players involded; and orders must be send to the GM to be processed.

6.) At the end of the Scenario the GM shall publish the results of simulation.

Office for Economic Affairs

1.) For too long in Atlasia the economy has been ignored, and sidelined as part of the game. For this reason the Office for Economic Affairs is hereby created as to evaluate policy towards economic activity, and ensure that all sectors of the game focus on the Economy.

2.) In conjunction with the GM this office shall publish reports on various sectors of the Atlasian Economy and how legislative and governmental action has impacted the economy.

3.) The President shall appoint an individual to the position to serve as director; which should be a non partisan role.

4.) The director of Economic Affairs can only be removed by a majority vote in the Senate.

National Security Council

1.) The National Security Council is hereby created to coordinate, manage and respond to threats to the Security of Atlasia.

2.) The NSC shall be made up of the President, Vice-President, Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of State. The President can appoint up to three additional members of the National Security Council.

3.) All members shall have access to classified briefings as part of the Crisis Management System mentioned above

Game Review

1.) The Great Reform Act mandates into the law the need, and requirement for a comprehensive review into the game play and mechanics of Atlasia. This report shall be published within 40 days of this act passing.

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« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2016, 03:44:01 pm »
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An amendment to the 'A Real Living Wage Act'

1. The Federal Minimum Wage of Atlasia is hereby increased to $9 an hour on April 16th 2017, followed by an increase to $10 by April 16th 2018 and then to $11.10 by April 2020.Regions, states, and localities may at any time adopt a minimum wage higher, but no lower, than the Federal Minimum Wage.

2. Businesses which employ less than 20 people (excluding franchises) may claim for a Federal Relief Tax credit amounting to 20% of wage per employee.  This tax credit shall expire after April 15th, 2020.

3. The tipped rate of the minimum wage is hereby abolished

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« Reply #46 on: December 22, 2016, 02:03:52 am »
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Quote from: Fiscal Responsibility in our Military Act
I. Reduction of Excess Military Bases
  1. A Military Base Inspection Committee (MBIC) of fifteen NPC advisors, appointed by the Department of State, will be created.
  2. Every Atlasian military base will be asked to submit a report to the MBIC to prove it's usefulness.
  3. Every Atlasian military base will be visited by at least one member of the MBIC, who will write their own report.
  4. After every Atlasian military base has been visited by a member of the MBIC, the MBIC will meet for a session.
  5. At this session, the MBIC will determine, by simple majority vote, whether a base should continue to be ran or not.
  6. The budget of the MBIC will be $2,000,000.

II. Military Auditing
  1. A Military Audit Department (MAD) will be created, with the NPC Director of the MAD appointed by the Department of State.
  2. The MAD will be tasked with searching for and recommending eliminations of waste in the Atlasian military.
  3. The annual budget of the MAD will be $2,000,000.
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« Reply #47 on: December 22, 2016, 05:17:19 am »
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Quote from: Fiscal Responsibility in our Military Act
I. Reduction of Excess Military Bases
  1. A Military Base Inspection Committee (MBIC) of fifteen NPC advisors, appointed by the Department of State, will be created.
  2. Every Atlasian military base will be asked to submit a report to the MBIC to prove it's usefulness.
  3. Every Atlasian military base will be visited by at least one member of the MBIC, who will write their own report.
  4. After every Atlasian military base has been visited by a member of the MBIC, the MBIC will meet for a session.
  5. At this session, the MBIC will determine, by simple majority vote, whether a base should continue to be ran or not.
  6. The budget of the MBIC will be $2,000,000.

II. Military Auditing
  1. A Military Audit Department (MAD) will be created, with the NPC Director of the MAD appointed by the Department of State.
  2. The MAD will be tasked with searching for and recommending eliminations of waste in the Atlasian military.
  3. The annual budget of the MAD will be $2,000,000.

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The Federal Penitentiary Reform Act of 2017 (FPRA) 

This Act recognizes the need to reform our outdated, costly and inadequate criminal justice system. For too long the federal government has been unwilling to take the necessary steps to challenge the long standing inequalities that exist in the Justice System.

Private Prisons

1.) The use of Federally ran private prisons is hereby ended in Atlasia. No new contracts shall be granted for private prisons, and existing private prisons shall be brought under control of the Justice Department.

2.) Private prisons that are managed by local, state and regional offices that keep continue to contract out prison services to private firms shall be faced with a levy of 10% on their yearly revenue.

Prison Education Expansion

1.) This act acknowledges that expanding educational opportunities, and job training for those incarcerated in prison greatly lowers their chance of re-offending, and puts them on the path for reintegration into society.

2.) This Act grants $500 million to develop educational facilities in Federal Prisons, to provide education, and job training.

3.) 30,000 Pell grants will be authorized in a pilot scheme to provide higher education to prisoners who will be completing their sentences within 5 years of beginning their degree.

Federal Prison Conditions and Standards


1.) No Juvenile prisoners shall be kept in Solidarity Confinement. Prisoners over the age of 18 shall only be kept in Solidarity Confinement for up to 21 days at any one time.

2.) $20 million is hereby set aside for a pilot scheme to create non violent wings of prisons, where prisoners who've been convicted of non-violent offensives shall be housed.

3.) $200 million is hereby allocated for mental health facilitates, training for staff and treatment for prisoners with mental health conditions.

4.) All prison staff should be trained in conflict resolution, and safe, and proper restraining techniques.


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Ending the Embargo of Cuba Act (EECA)

1. The Helms-Burton Act (1996) and the Cuban Democracy Act are hereby repealed.

2. The travel ban on Atlasian citizens travelling to Cuba is hereby lifted.

3. The Republic of Atlasia hereby declares its condemnation of the repeated extrajudicial killings, kidnapping and imprisonment of cuban dissidents. The Republic of Atlasia will continue its support for free and fair elections in Cuba, and urges the Cuban Government to begin the transition to democracy.

4. $50 million are hereby allocated to create an embassy in Cuba
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