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« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2019, 06:19:39 am »
« edited: May 06, 2019, 06:23:32 am by Southern Delegate matthew27 »

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Section 1: Title: Resolution encouraging the construction of the world’s largest ground-based Telescope.
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1.   The government of the south believes that our region is an optimal region for the construction of giant telescopes competing with the thirty-meter telescope or the ELT.
1.2   The south is home of nasa and and most of our nations space infrastructure. The benefits of building the next super telescope here are large and taxes are very low adding an angle of economic benefits over regions like Fremont or Chile.
1.3    Not only are economic benefit an advantage for owners of the future telescope, but also to local economies throughout our great land with thousands of high paying construction and scientific jobs fueling economic growth.
1.4   The government of the south would like to extend an warm welcome to you and ask that you consider us.
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« Reply #51 on: May 08, 2019, 01:13:07 pm »
« Edited: May 08, 2019, 04:48:54 pm by Young Texan »

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Section 1: Title
This bill will be known as the Southern Energy Act

Section 2: Establishment of a Survey
1: Before a group or entity gets approval from the Southern Government, a survey of the land must be conducted.
2: This survey should indicate where the most opportune areas for drilling or the establishment of solar panels with minimal disruption to the wildlife and ecosystem of an area.
3: Drilling on parks maintained by the Southern Government will be prohibited.
4: This survey will be conducted by a group of soil scientists, geologists, and other experts.
5: Additional surveys will also be held in regards to solar panel installation and wind turbine installation.
6: The Government commissions the survey upon approval of a company or organization to drill.

Section 3: Oil and Gas Drilling
1: The Southern Government will hereby allow drilling on public lands owned and maintained by the Southern Government.
2: Any business or corporation that wishes to drill shall maintain federal safety standards.
3: Sites that are poorly maintained by companies or organizations are liable for any damage to lands and are subject to cleanup penalties.

Section 4: Solar and wind energy
1: The Southern Government will hereby allow the establishment of solar panels and wind turbines to be placed in lands operated by the Southern Government.
2: The Southern Government will hold companies or organizations that wish to install these accountable to federal safety standards.

Section 5: Taxation
1: Companies that wish to operate on Southern land will receive an additional 2% tax on profits received from energy production on those lands.

Section 6: Contracts
1: The Governor of the South will approve any and all contracts having to do with energy companies on public lands.
I: The Southern Chamber can block any contract with 2/3rds majority vote.

Section 7: Implementation
This bill will take effect immediately upon being signed into law.
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« Reply #52 on: May 08, 2019, 02:12:25 pm »
« Edited: May 08, 2019, 04:54:17 pm by Young Texan »

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Section 1: Title
This bill will be known as the Southern Infrastructure Act

Section 2: Creation of an Infrastructure Board
1: An organization that will hereby be known as the Southern Infrastructure Board.
2: This board will manage money allotted to them through the Chamber of Delegates with the Signature of the Governor to grant money to localities that are in need of new infrastructure.
I: The board determines the amount of money that goes to a locality based off of need.
II: If the board makes a determination in which the Chamber of Delegates disagrees, a decision can be overturned by a vote of 2/3’s.

Section 3: Funding
1: The Southern Government hereby gives the Southern Infrastructure Board $15 Billion dollars to grant to localities.
I: $10 Billion dollars of new spending will be given to the board as well as $5 Billion from the discretionary spending area.

Section 4: Oversight
1: The board will have direct oversight from the Chamber of Delegates.
2: The Chamber is allowed to assume duties of the board should it fail to operate effectively.
3: Localities once given the money for infrastructure projects will be overseen on a monthly basis by inspectors from the Southern Government to ensure the money is being properly used.

Section 5: Repeals
1: The Department of Infrastructure and Environment Act is hereby repealed.
2: The Southern Infrastructure Survey Act is hereby repealed.

Section 5: Implementation
This bill will take effect immediately upon being signed into law.
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« Reply #53 on: May 11, 2019, 10:30:32 pm »
« Edited: May 11, 2019, 11:24:57 pm by Dom. Pol. Councilor Dwarven Dragon »

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Carbon Tax Act of 2019


Sec. 1 Definitions:

For Purposes of This Legislation:

 ‘‘(a) ADMINISTRATOR.—The term ‘Administrator’
 means the Game Moderator, the Southern Governor, or their designee(s).
‘‘(b) CARBON DIOXIDE EQUIVALENT OR CO2-E.—
 The term ‘carbon dioxide equivalent’ or ‘CO2-e’ means the
 number of metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions with
 the same global warming potential as one metric ton of
 another greenhouse gas
‘‘(c) CARBON-INTENSIVE PRODUCT.—The term ‘carbon-intensive product’ means, as identified by the Administrator by rule—
‘‘(1) any manufactured or agricultural product
 which the Administrator determines is carbon-intensive, except that no covered fuel is a carbon-intensive product, and
‘‘(2) until such time that the Administrator promulgates rules identifying carbon-intensive products, the following shall be considered carbon-intensive products: iron, steel, steel mill products (including pipe and tube), aluminum, cement, glass (including flat, container, and specialty glass and fiberglass), pulp, paper, chemicals, or industrial ceramics.
‘‘(d) CARBON LEAKAGE.—The term ‘carbon leakage’
 means an increase of global greenhouse gas emissions
which are substantially due to the relocation of greenhouse
 gas sources from the United States to jurisdictions which
 lack comparable controls upon greenhouse gas emissions.
 ‘‘(e) COST OF CARBON OR CARBON COSTS.—The
 term ‘cost of carbon’ or ‘carbon costs’ means a national
 or sub-national government policy which explicitly places
 a price on greenhouse gas pollution and shall be limited
 to a tax on greenhouse gases. No cap-and-trade type formula shall be allowed. The cost of carbon is expressed as the price per metric ton of CO2-e.
‘‘(f) COVERED ENTITY.—The term ‘covered entity’ means— (1) in the case of crude oil—
 ‘‘(A) a refinery operating in the United
 States, and
 ‘‘(B) any importer of any petroleum or pe4
troleum product into the United States,
 ‘‘(2) in the case of coal—
 ‘‘(A) any coal mining operation in the
United States, and
‘‘(B) any importer of coal into the United
 States,
 ‘‘(3) in the case of natural gas—
 ‘‘(A) any entity entering pipeline quality
 natural gas into the natural gas transmission
system, and
‘‘(B) any importer of natural gas into the
 United States,
‘‘(4) in the case of fluorinated gases any entity
 required to report the emission of a fluorinated gas
 under part 98 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, and
 ‘‘(5) any entity or class of entities which, as determined by the Administrator, is transporting, selling, or otherwise using a covered fuel in a manner which emits a greenhouse gas to the atmosphere and which has not been covered by the carbon fee.
 ‘‘(g) COVERED FUEL.—The term ‘covered fuel’
 means crude oil, natural gas, coal, or any other product
 derived from crude oil, natural gas, or coal which shall
 be used so as to emit greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.
 ‘‘(h) CRUDE OIL.—The term ‘crude oil’ means unrefined petroleum.
 ‘‘(i) EXPORT.—The term ‘export’ means to transport
 a product from within the jurisdiction of the United States
 to persons outside the United States.
 ‘‘(j) FLUORINATED GREENHOUSE GAS.—The term
 ‘fluorinated greenhouse gas’ means sulfur hexafluoride
 (SF6), nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), and any fluorocarbon
except for controlled substances as defined in subpart A of part 82 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulation, and substances with vapor pressures of less than 1 mm of Hg absolute at 25 degrees. With these exceptions, ‘fluorinated greenhouse gas’ includes but is not limited to any hydrofluorocarbon, any perfluorocarbon, any perfluoropolyether, and any hydrofluoropolyether.
‘‘(k) FOSSIL FUEL.—The term ‘fossil fuel’ means
 coal, coal products, petroleum, petroleum products, or natural gas.
(l) FULL FUEL CYCLE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.—The term ‘full fuel cycle greenhouse gas emissions’ means the greenhouse gas content of a covered fuel
plus that covered fuel’s upstream greenhouse gas emissions.
‘‘(m) GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIAL.—The term
 ‘global warming potential’ means the ratio of the time
integrated radiative forcing from the instantaneous release
 of one kilogram of a trace substance relative to that of
 one kilogram of carbon dioxide.
 ‘‘(n) GREENHOUSE GAS.—The term ‘greenhouse gas’
 means carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous
 oxide (N2O), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6),
 hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbon (PFCs), and
other gases as defined by rule of the Administrator.
 ‘‘(o) GREENHOUSE GAS CONTENT.—The term
 ‘greenhouse gas content’ means the amount of greenhouse
 gases, expressed in metric tons of CO2-e, which would be
 emitted to the atmosphere by the use of a covered fuel
and shall include, nonexclusively, emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane
‘‘(p) GREENHOUSE GAS EFFECT.—The term ‘green4
house gas effect’ means the adverse effects of greenhouse
gases on health or welfare caused by the greenhouse gas’s heat-trapping potential or its effect on ocean acidification.
 ‘‘(q) IMPORT.—Irrespective of any other definition in
 law or treaty, the term ‘import’ means to land on, bring
into, or introduce into any place subject to the jurisdiction
 of the United States.
 ‘‘(r) PETROLEUM.—The term ‘petroleum’ means oil
 removed from the earth or the oil derived from tar sands
 or shale.
 ‘‘(s) PRODUCTION GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.—
 The term ‘production greenhouse gas emissions’ means
 the quantity of greenhouse gases, expressed in metric tons
 of CO2-e, emitted to the atmosphere resulting from, non-exclusively, the production, manufacture, assembly, transportation, or financing of a product.
 ‘‘(t) UPSTREAM GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.—
 The term ‘upstream greenhouse gas emissions’ means the
quantity of greenhouse gases, expressed in metric tons of
CO2-e, emitted to the atmosphere resulting from, non-exclusively, the extraction, processing, transportation, financing, or other preparation of a covered fuel for use.

Sec. 2 - Carbon Fee

‘‘(a) CARBON FEE.—There is hereby imposed a carbon fee on any covered entity’s emitting use, or sale or transfer for an emitting use, of any covered fuel.
 "(b) AMOUNT OF THE CARBON FEE.—The carbon
fee imposed by this section is an amount equal to—
‘‘(1) the greenhouse gas content of the covered fuel, multiplied by
‘‘(2) the carbon fee rate.
 ‘‘(c) CARBON FEE RATE.—For purposes of this section—
 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—The carbon fee rate, with
 respect to any use, sale, or transfer during a calendar year, shall be—
 ‘‘(A) in the case of calendar year 2019,
 $15, and
 ‘‘(B) except as provided in paragraph (2),
 in the case of any calendar year thereafter—
 ‘‘(i) the carbon fee rate in effect
 under this subsection for the preceding calendar year, plus
 ‘‘(ii) $10.
 ‘‘(2) EXCEPTIONS.—
 ‘‘(A) INCREASED CARBON FEE RATE
 AFTER MISSED ANNUAL EMISSIONS REDUCTION
 TARGET.—In the case of any year immediately following a year for which the Administrator
determines under 9903(b) that the actual emissions of greenhouse gases from covered fuels exceeded the emissions reduction target for the previous year, paragraph (1)(B)(ii) shall be applied by substituting ‘$15’ for the dollar amount otherwise in effect for the calendar year under such paragraph.
‘‘(B) CESSATION OF CARBON FEE RATE INCREASE AFTER CERTAIN EMISSION REDUCTIONS ACHIEVED.—In the case of any year immediately following a year for which the Administrator determines under 9903(b) that actual emissions of greenhouse gases from covered fuels is not more than 10 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions from covered fuels during the year 2018, paragraph (1)(B)(ii) shall be applied by substituting ‘$0’ for the dollar amount otherwise in effect for the calendar year under such paragraph.
‘‘(3) INFLATION ADJUSTMENT.—In the case of any calendar year after 2019, each of the dollar amounts in paragraphs (1)(A), (1)(B)(ii), and
(2)(A) shall be increased by an amount equal to—
‘‘(A) such dollar amount, multiplied by
‘‘(B) the cost-of-living adjustment determined under section 1(f)(3) for the calendar
 year, determined by substituting ‘calendar year
 2018’ for ‘calendar year 2016’ in subparagraph
 (A)(ii) thereof.
 ‘‘(d) EXEMPTION AND REFUND.—The Administrator
shall prescribe such rules as are necessary to ensure the
fee imposed by this section is not imposed with respect to any nonemitting use, or any sale or transfer for a nonemitting use, including rules providing for the refund of any carbon fee paid under this section with respect to any such use, sale, or transfer.
 ‘‘(e) EXEMPTIONS.—
 ‘‘(1) AGRICULTURE.—
 ‘‘(A) FUEL.—If any covered fuel or its derivative is used on a farm for a farming purpose, the Administrator shall pay (without interest)  to the ultimate purchaser of such covered fuel or its derivative, the total amount of carbon fees previously paid upon that covered fuel or its derivative, as specified by rule of the Administrator.
 ‘‘(B) FARM, FARMING USE, AND FARMING
 PURPOSE.—The terms ‘farm’, ‘farming use’,
 and ‘farming purpose’ shall have the respective meanings given such terms under section 6420(c).
‘‘(C) OTHER GREENHOUSE GASES EMIS4
SIONS FROM AGRICULTURE.—The carbon fee shall not be levied upon non-fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions which occur on a farm.
 ‘‘(2) ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED
 STATES.—If any covered fuel or its derivative is
 used by the Armed Forces of the United States as
 supplies for vessels of war, vehicles, or electrical
 power generation equipment, the Administrator shall pay
(without interest) to the ultimate purchaser of such
covered fuel or its derivative, the total amount of
carbon fees previously paid upon that covered fuel or
its derivative, as specified by rule of the Administrator.

Sec. 3 - Fee on Flourinated Greenhouse Gases

‘‘(a) FLUORINATED GAS FEE.—A fee is hereby imposed upon any fluorinated greenhouse gas which is required to be reported under part 98 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations.
‘‘(b) AMOUNT.—The fee to be paid by the covered entity required to so report shall be an amount equal to— ‘‘(1) the total amount, in metric tons of CO2-e, of emitted fluorinated greenhouse gases (or, in the case of a supplier, emissions that would result determined under the rules of such part), multiplied by ‘‘(2) an amount equal to 10 percent of the carbon fee rate in effect under section 9902(d)(1) for the calendar year of such emission.


Sec. 4 - Decommissioning of Carbon Fee

 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—At such time that—(1) the Administrator determines under 9903(b) that actual emissions of greenhouse gases from covred fuels is not more than 10 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions from covered fuels during the year 2016, and ‘‘(2) the monthly carbon dividend payable to an adult eligible individual has been less than $20 for 3 consecutive years, the Administrator shall decommission in an orderly manner all bureaus and programs associated with administering the
carbon fee, the carbon border fee adjustment, and the Carbon Dividend Trust Fund.
‘‘(b) INFLATION ADJUSTMENT.—In the case of any
calendar year after 2020, the $20 amount under subsection (a)(2) shall be increased by an amount equal to—
 ‘‘(1) such dollar amount, multiplied by
‘‘(2) cost-of-living adjustment determined under
 section 1(f)(3) for the calendar year, determined by
 substituting ‘calendar year 2017’ for ‘calendar year
 2016’ in subparagraph (A)(ii) thereof.

SEC. 5 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES REVIEW OF CARBON FEE

(a) In General.—Not later than 3.5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences to prepare a report relating to the carbon fee imposed by section 9902 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the emissions reductions schedule established under section 9903 of such Code.

(b) Report Requirements.—Such report shall—

(1) assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the carbon fee in achieving the emissions reduction targets set forth in section 9903 of such Code;

(2) describe and make recommendations on whether the carbon fee rate and annual increases prescribed by section 9902(c) of such Code should be adjusted in order to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of this Act in achieving the emissions reduction targets set forth in section 9903 of such Code;

(3) describe the potential of the carbon fee to achieve future emissions targets set forth in section 9903(a) of such Code through the year 2050;

(4) describe and evaluate the effectiveness of the carbon fee in reducing emissions from key sectors of the economy, including sectors of the economy that have decreased their carbon emissions, sectors of the economy that have increased their carbon emissions, and sectors of the economy in which carbon emissions have not changed;

(5) make findings and recommendations to Federal departments and agencies and to Congress on actions that could be taken to reduce carbon emissions in the sectors of the economy in which carbon emissions have not decreased;

(6) make findings and recommendations on adjusting regulations enacted under the Clean Air Act and other Federal laws that affect economic sectors achieving the emissions reduction targets set forth in section 9903 of such Code; and

(7) provide an assessment of any other factors determined to be material to the program’s efficiency and effectiveness in achieving the goals set forth in this act.

(c) Report Made Publicly Available.—Not later than 4 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to the Chamber the report required under subsection (a). Such report shall be made electronically available to the public and open to public comment for at least 60 days before the final submission to Congress.

SEC. 6. IMPACT OF CARBON FEE ON BIOMASS USE AND CARBON SINKS.

(a) Study Of Biomass.—The Administrator shall enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study, make recommendations, and submit a report regarding the impact of the carbon fee on the use of biomass as an energy source and the resulting impacts on carbon sinks and biodiversity.

(b) Study Requirements.—The study conducted under subsection (a) by the National Academy of Sciences shall include analysis, documentation, and determinations on—

(1) the carbon fee and its impact on the use of biomass as an energy source and greenhouse gas emissions from the use of biomass as an energy source;

(2) the impacts of the use of biomass as an energy source on carbon sinks and biodiversity; and

(3) the various types of biomass that are being used as an energy source.

(c) Recommendations.—Based on the findings and conclusions of the study, the National Academy of Sciences shall make recommendations to the Chamber. The recommendations shall include any actions that should be taken to mitigate impacts of the carbon fee on—

(1) increasing greenhouse gas emissions from the use of biomass as an energy source; and

(2) degradation of carbon sinks and biodiversity relating to the use of biomass as an energy source.

(d) Report.—The National Academy of Sciences shall prepare a report that includes any findings and recommendations made pursuant to this section and, not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, make such report electronically available to the public.

SEC. 7. EFFECTIVE DATE.

The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act, except the carbon fee under section 9902 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 shall apply to uses, sales, or transfers more than 270 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 8. PRINCIPLE OF INTERPRETATION.

In the case of ambiguity, the texts of this statute and its amending texts shall be interpreted so as to allow for the most effective abatement of greenhouse gas emissions.

SEC. 9. NO PREEMPTION OF STATE OR FEDERAL LAW.

Nothing in this legislation shall preempt or supersede, or be interpreted to preempt or supersede, any State law or regulation. Further, the fees in this law shall be in addition to those enacted by the Federal Carbon Tax Act of 2017.
 


This is derived from parts of HR 763 of the 116th Congress, the proposed Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019, which has been sponsored by 35 US House Democrats, along with Republican Francis Rooney of Florida.
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« Reply #54 on: May 12, 2019, 12:26:47 am »

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Southern Nuclear Utilization Scheme Next-generation Update (SNUSNU)

Introductory Memorandum
As the Southern region already has the worlds biggest nuclear reactor. It is in the interest of all Southerners that programs that reduces the radioactive half life of waste be followed up on. As such this bill proposes to aid in the research of Next Generation Nuclear fuels. Namely Transuranium Elements (TRUs) as fuel, and the development of Resource-renewable Boiling Water Reactors (RBWRs) that enable the effective use of uranium resources. This will not only enable the existing waste to be used as power sources provide cheap power for all Southerners but further help combat climate change in a cost effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Section I
1.1 The southern region will fund research and development of next-generation nuclear reactors that use radioactive waste materials as fuel.
1.2 Funds for research can include but are not limited to:
     * Regional taxes on non renewable energy
     * Regional research grants
     * Regional levies or duties not otherwise earmarked for spending
1.3 Research may team up with other research programs in relation to this field. Provided the use of this technology is also available for use by the southern region.

Section II
2.1 The Southern region encourages the construction of next-generation nuclear power plants that use Transuranium Elements (TRUs) as fuel to combat Carbon Emissions.
2.2 The Southern region may build a state owned next-generation nuclear power plant at the discretion form a vote from Chamber of Delegates and assent of the Governor.

Section III
This shall come into effect upon the signing of this bill by the Governor.
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« Reply #55 on: May 12, 2019, 01:15:37 pm »
« Edited: May 15, 2019, 01:27:42 am by Southern Delegate matthew27 »

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Section 1: Title:  Energy price reduction and plant subsidy act of the south.
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Section 2: Tax reductions on energy
2.1 All current state and regional taxes on coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear shall be reduced by 5% within the southern region.
2.2 All energy sources to run the plants shall be included.
2.3 Energy sources as in fuel to run the plant.
Section 3: Subsides for nuclear
3.1 Nuclear energy shall be granted a regional five percent subsidy for both maintenance and construction.
Section 4: Subsidies for coal plants
4.1 All at risk coal plants within the southern region shall get a subsidy in order to continue operations.
4.2 Only plants that are at risk of shutting down can receive the subsidy
4.3 The plant must be within 6 months of closing to be considered at risk.
Section 5: Offshore drilling
5.1  Under the direction of the governor applications for approval shall be sped up.
5.15 Excluding national and regional reserves and parks.
5.2 The Governor of the south shall be directed to trim regulations at the executive level to bring about construction of oil and natural gas oil rigs in the Atlantic waters of the south.
Section 6: bill shall become law when governor signs it.

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« Reply #56 on: May 14, 2019, 12:33:18 am »

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Second Regional Anthem Act

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1. The second regional anthem of the Southern Region shall be "Old Town Road", written by Lil Nas X.
2. This anthem shall hold equal status to the current anthem, "Dixie" by Daniel Decatur Emmett.
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« Reply #57 on: May 15, 2019, 12:38:17 am »
« Edited: May 15, 2019, 12:48:34 am by Southern Delegate matthew27 »

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SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the 'The Sexual Assault Definition Act', or SAD Act.

SECTION 2. PROVISIONS

1) It shall be a class 6 felony for any person in the Southern Region to commit sexual assault.

2) Sexual Assault occurs when a) a person intentionally touch another person, b) the touching involves either the attacker's or the victim's: genitals or surrounding area, buttocks, rectum, breast, nipple, or upper thigh, or the attacker's bodily fluids (c the victim does not consent to the touching, and d) The attacker does not reasonably believe that the victim consents.

3) Consent to sexual intercourse may be revoked by either person involved in said intercourse at any time during the intercourse.
3.2) Section 3.1 doesn't apply to the changing of the mind within a vengeful way after the intercourse has occurred..
3.3 Vengeful as in changing ones mind because the sex that occurred is because of career advancement or the parties feel regretful.
3.35 In all cases during the act of intercourse it was consented to.
3.4) It is a felony within the southern region to run to the media in order to destroy the life of the defendant outside of normal legal means.
3.5) Going to the media can destroy the jury pool and harm the defendants legal rights.
3.6) Such felony will result in a minimum of 3 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
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« Reply #58 on: May 15, 2019, 02:08:17 pm »

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Title 1: Insurance companies can't deny you because you have a gun act
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Title 2: Provisions
2.1 Insurance companies shall not deny insurance on legal firearm users within the southern Region.
2.2 A couple of examples are insurance of the home or of health insurance of the indivual or individuals.
2.3 Prohibit Home Owners Insurance Policies sold in the south from requiring disclosure of non-commercial gun ownership or possession in the properties being insured.
2.4 People can't be denied public housing or insurance that goes with it because they're owners of a firearm.

Title 3: Fines for denying insurance
3.1 Fines for insurance companies found guilty of withholding insurance
3.2 shall be a minimum of $10,000 dollars per violation of the above but shall not pass $25,000  within the southern region.

Title 4: Bill goes into effect upon the governor signing it.
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« Reply #59 on: May 18, 2019, 02:11:30 am »

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Codifying and Obtaining a New Flag that Exemplifies Defending our Exalted Reality and Achieving True Enlightenment Act
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Section 1; Title
1. This bill may be cited as the Codifying and Obtaining a New Flag that Exemplifies Defending our Exalted Reality and Achieving True Enlightenment Act, or alternatively, the CONFEDERATE Act.

Section 2; Substance
1. The Regional Symbols Act of 2016 is amended by amending the Flag portion to read as follows:
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2. The flag of the South (The Flag) shall consist of a red St. Andrew's cross on a white background, defaced in the center with The Great Seal. a dark blue cross on a rectangular red background, the cross bordered with a thin white line, with three evenly spaced white stars in each of the four quadrants of the cross, and one in the middle, as shown here.

3. The Flag acknowledges the heritage and identity of the South in a historically relevant, inclusive and respectful manner and shall serve as a symbol of unity and pride for all citizens of the South.

4. The Flag shall be flown at all regional government properties that are accessible to the public or where government business is regularly conducted.

5. Where multiple flags are flown beside each other, no flag in the South Region shall be flown at a higher level than The Flag, with the exception of the national Flag of Atlasia.
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« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2019, 03:18:45 am »
« Edited: May 18, 2019, 03:47:45 am by MB »

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Section IV, part 2 of S.19.1-1 - Rules Package - Title I, the Standing Rules of the Southern Chamber of Delegates, is amended to read as follows:
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12 13 threads about legislation may be open for voting and debate simultaneously, and the Speaker shall have the power to preside over each:  a) The first 8 open threads shall be open to all legislation introduced by a delegate or the Governor. If the sponsor already has 4 or more pieces legislation on the Chamber floor, legislation from Delegates who do not shall take priority until all such other legislation is completed. b) The ninth and tenth threads shall be reserved for legislation introduced by the Governor.  c) The eleventh and twelfth open threads shall be reserved for bills submitted by civilians. The Speaker shall be the presiding officer for this open thread. d) The twelfth thirteenth open thread shall be reserved for legislation related to regional emergencies declared by the Governor of the South. The Speaker shall introduce legislation to this thread as directed by the Governor, but only when the Governor has declared a state of regional emergency.
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« Reply #61 on: May 21, 2019, 12:38:55 am »
« Edited: May 21, 2019, 01:38:30 am by Southern Delegate matthew27 »

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Title 1: The family encouragement act
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Title 2: marriage encouragement
2.1 Newly Married couples income taxes will equal the same amount as the separate individuals were before marriage. (1)
2.2  Tax brackets stays the same or are lowered under the marriage bonus.
2.3 This abolishes the marriage penalty.
2.4 Newly married couples will receive a 5% across the board tax cut during their first year of marriage.
Title 3: Baby encouragement
3.1 All southerns that have more than 2 babies shall receive an 5% tax cut on all state and regional taxes until the child is 18 years of age.
3.2 Southerns that have large families shall receive a 1% increase per child on their tax cut over 2 children.
3.3 This bill is to reproduce above replacement instead of bringing in more immigrants.


(1) https://www.fool.com/retirement/2017/01/30/do-married-couples-pay-more-taxes.aspx
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« Reply #62 on: May 22, 2019, 04:51:39 am »

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Section 1: Resolution to Expel Matthew27 from the Chamber of Delegates
Section 2: The Chamber of Delegates will hereby expel Delegate Matthew27 of Mississippi from its membership, effective immediately.
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« Reply #63 on: May 22, 2019, 04:57:19 am »

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Title 1: Lowering black on black murder rate within the south act
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Title 2: substance
2.1 The government of the south believes that the black population of our region should know the truth about their crime levels and its negative effects on their community.
2.2 All offices of the south shall work with the black community to get the current extreme black on black murder rate under control.
2.3 Based on stats they commit 50% of all murders within our region and this is 93% directed at other blacks.
2.4 The southern region shall provide 1 billion dollars for regional wide educational programs to help blacks understand the issue and to work towards solutions.
2.45 Some of this money can go towards a community organizing program to directly work with the community in an effective way.
2.5 The south doesn't want anymore blacks to die and wishes only the best for their community.

Title 3: This bill shall become law after the governor signs it.
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« Reply #64 on: May 22, 2019, 05:01:08 am »

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Section 2: The Chamber of Delegates will hereby expel Delegate Matthew27 of Mississippi from its membership, effective immediately.

Freedom of speech my friend. I'll fight it as a free man!
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« Reply #65 on: May 22, 2019, 05:07:57 am »

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Title 1: Lowering black on black murder rate within the south act
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Title 2: substance
2.1 The government of the south believes that the black population of our region should know the truth about their crime levels and its negative effects on their community.
2.2 All offices of the south shall work with the black community to get the current extreme black on black murder rate under control.
2.3 Based on stats they commit 50% of all murders within our region and this is 93% directed at other blacks.
2.4 The southern region shall provide 1 billion dollars for regional wide educational programs to help blacks understand the issue and to work towards solutions.
2.45 Some of this money can go towards a community organizing program to directly work with the community in an effective way.
2.5 The south doesn't want anymore blacks to die and wishes only the best for their community.

Title 3: This bill shall become law after the governor signs it.

This bill is declared frivolous. With the powers vested in me as Speaker, I declare it removed from the queue.
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« Reply #66 on: May 22, 2019, 05:10:25 am »

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Title 1: Lowering black on black murder rate within the south act
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Title 2: substance
2.1 The government of the south believes that the black population of our region should know the truth about their crime levels and its negative effects on their community.
2.2 All offices of the south shall work with the black community to get the current extreme black on black murder rate under control.
2.3 Based on stats they commit 50% of all murders within our region and this is 93% directed at other blacks.
2.4 The southern region shall provide 1 billion dollars for regional wide educational programs to help blacks understand the issue and to work towards solutions.
2.45 Some of this money can go towards a community organizing program to directly work with the community in an effective way.
2.5 The south doesn't want anymore blacks to die and wishes only the best for their community.

Title 3: This bill shall become law after the governor signs it.

This bill is declared frivolous. With the powers vested in me as Speaker, I declare it removed from the queue.

People will continue to die and you will have blood on your hands.
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« Reply #67 on: May 22, 2019, 05:13:32 am »

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Section 2: The Chamber of Delegates will hereby expel Delegate Matthew27 of Mississippi from its membership, effective immediately.

Freedom of speech my friend. I'll fight it as a free man!
Delegate "The ne*ro should have been thrown off the 5th story but instead it gets to get free room and board for 19 years" Matthew27 has the absolute right to talk as such in his echo chamber white nationalist forum, but he has no absolute right to say such and remain a Southern Delegate.
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« Reply #68 on: May 22, 2019, 05:14:58 am »

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Section 2: The Chamber of Delegates will hereby expel Delegate Matthew27 of Mississippi from its membership, effective immediately.

Freedom of speech my friend. I'll fight it as a free man!
Delegate "The ne*ro should have been thrown off the 5th story but instead it gets to get free room and board for 19 years" Matthew27 has the absolute right to talk as such in his echo chamber white nationalist forum, but he has no absolute right to say such and remain a Southern Delegate.

Once again that has nothing to do with Atlasia. When people do evil things to people they should pay in kind none the less.

I am sure you can find tons of ammo with what I gave you in that pm but that has nothing to do with atlasia.
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« Reply #69 on: June 13, 2019, 07:29:34 am »

Employees Must Be Legal Residents Act

To ensure that an organization's employees in the south are legally authorized to live or work in Atlasia.

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1.  Any organization seeking or holding Southern government contracts which is found to knowingly employ undocumented immigrants will be ineligible for new contracts for two years following the discovery of this violation.

   A. The Southern government shall work with the Department of Internal Affairs to compile an effective and efficient procedure by which companies can verify the status of their employees. The terms of the above shall apply once the procedure is in place and companies have been given a “reasonable” chance to utilize it.

   B. Contracts that deal with critical emergency related procurement may be given exemption based on the situation, but must be required to take steps to ensure the legality of their workforce going forward and the Department of Internal Affairs shall certify they have done so.

2.  The bill is not affecting contracts for companies, that employed undocumented immigrants without knowing their legal status. Said companies are required to remove any undocumented employees within a period of two months instead.

3. No provision in this bill shall be construed as to condone or legalize any violations of current laws regarding racial profiling and civil rights. Any and all such violations shall be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of existing law at the time of the violation's occurrence.
Sponsor: Southern Delegate Muaddib
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« Reply #70 on: June 22, 2019, 02:47:34 pm »

I hereby resubmit this bill, which had no action taken on it, for the civilian slot. I will be amending it once it is on the floor.

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Title 1: The family encouragement act
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Title 2: marriage encouragement
2.1 Newly Married couples income taxes will equal the same amount as the separate individuals were before marriage. (1)
2.2  Tax brackets stays the same or are lowered under the marriage bonus.
2.3 This abolishes the marriage penalty.
2.4 Newly married couples will receive a 5% across the board tax cut during their first year of marriage.
Title 3: Baby encouragement
3.1 All southerns that have more than 2 babies shall receive an 5% tax cut on all state and regional taxes until the child is 18 years of age.
3.2 Southerns that have large families shall receive a 1% increase per child on their tax cut over 2 children.
3.3 This bill is to reproduce above replacement instead of bringing in more immigrants.


(1) https://www.fool.com/retirement/2017/01/30/do-married-couples-pay-more-taxes.aspx
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« Reply #71 on: June 27, 2019, 04:16:37 am »

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This bill will hereby be known as the Southern Investment Act

Section 2: Provisions
1: Any small business from either the Lincoln Region or Fremont Region that wishes to establish a business in the South will do so without paying 3 years worth in taxes.
A: Any business that falls under the Small Business Administrations criteria for a small business will receive this tax incentive.
2: Small businesses that move to the South from a different region that choose to purchase property to operate their business from shall be exempt from paying any taxes for the next 3 years on that property.

Section 3: Implementation
This act will go into effect immediately upon becoming law.
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« Reply #72 on: July 06, 2019, 11:10:01 pm »

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This bill will hereby be known as the Stellar Astronomy Resources act, or STAR Act for short.

Section 2: Provisions
1: A surcharge on municipal hotel occupancy tax for the promotion and preservation of dark skies through construction and maintenance of infrastructure that reduces light pollution and sky glow.
2: This surcharge will only apply to municipalities whom have applied for or received International Dark Sky Community designation.

Section 3: Implementation
This act will go into effect three months after becoming law.
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« Reply #73 on: July 07, 2019, 03:40:26 am »
« Edited: July 07, 2019, 03:48:59 am by Dope and Diamonds »

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Section 1: Title
This bill will hereby be known as the Innovation Industry TEA Act.

Section 2: Purpose
This bill is intended to provide the Southern region with a competitive advantage in the modern economy, providing jobs and wealth to citizens.

Section 3: Provisions

1. This bill provides for a total exemption from taxation for legally defined "Innovation Industries"

2. Innovation industries shall be defined as any legally incorporated firm that derives a majority of revenue through participation in:
I: Cryptocurrency mining or algorithm-based securities trading.
II: The production or transportation of chemicals for industrial or scientific use.
III: The production or transportation of petroleum, or firms which provide services related to the exploration and production of petroleum.
IV: The production, transportation, or sale of firearms.
V: The production, transportation, or business-to-business sale of any regionally or federally legalized and taxed recreational drugs. Recreational drugs will still be subject, however, to any applicable sales tax at public retail sale.

3. Eligibility
Any firm which wishes to obtain this tax exempt status must be legally headquartered within the Southern region.

4. Implementation
This bill will be effective on any commerce that takes place from time of passage onwards, as well as any firm specific taxation from fiscal year 2019 onwards. Firms may submit a request for the Innovation Industry tax exempt status from the time of passage.
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« Reply #74 on: July 07, 2019, 07:14:22 am »
« Edited: July 07, 2019, 08:07:28 am by Southern Deputy Speaker Muaddib »

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Section I: Title
This shall be known as the Tokens Minted To Honor Former Atlasian Presidents of Southern Extraction Act or the TMTH FAPoSE Act

Section II: Eligibility
2.1) Former Presidents of Southern Regional Atlasian extraction maybe eligible to have Tokens minted by the Southern Region.
2.2) Presidents elected while not registered in the Southern region are not eligible for this honor.
2.3) Presidents will be eligible once their term ends.
2.4) Presidents elected prior to the establishment of the Southern Region are ineligible.

Section III: Designs
3.1) Designs shall contain southern symbols. Non-southern or Federal symbols shall not be depicted.
3.2) The obverse shall have the profile of the President in being honored. The flags of the State (of the presidents registration) and Region shall be depicted fluttering behind the president. The name, presidential number and party affiliation shall also be depicted.
3.3) The reverse shall contain the contain the following Southern symbols:
    a) Southern Regional Flower (Cherokee Rose)
    b) Southern Regional Animal (Golden Retriever)
    c) The Flag of the South
    d) The Southern Regional Motto
3.4) Tokens shall be minted in silver.

Section IV: General Governance
4.1) Proceeds from the tokens will be added to the treasury as general revenue.
4.2) Tokens will be sold at the 20% above the cost of production or at the market rate of silver (which ever is higher).
4.3) Mint runs will be no less than 5,000 tokens per president.
4.4) Tokens are not legal tender in Atlasia.

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