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« Reply #75 on: July 11, 2019, 07:13:28 am »

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Section I: Title
This shall be know as the Promoting Regional Atlasian Governmental Cooperation Act aka the PRAG-Co act.

Section II: Repealing Legislation
2.1) S-18.4-11: Go South Young Man Act will be repealed. Subject to Section IV: A & C & E
2.2) S.19.2-21: Southern Investment Act will be repealed, subject to 2.3 & 2.4 where applicable.
2.3) Repeals only apply to elements of S.19.2-21 that apply to Lincoln when Section IV: B & Section IV: D are fulfilled. Subject to Section IV: 4.3
2.4) Repeals only apply to elements of S.19.2-21 that apply to Fremont when Section IV: C & Section IV: E are fulfilled. Subject to Section IV: 4.4
2.5) S.19.2-21 will have been repealed in full when Section IV: B and Section IV: C are fulfilled subject to SECTION VI: 4.3 & 4.4

Section III: Fairness to Individuals and Businesses
3.1) Individuals & Businesses that have already moved in good faith to the South before the repeal will still receive the benefits of the the repealed legislation.

Section IV: Triggers for partial or full effect
4.1) If Section IV: A, B, D & F have been fulfilled the bill is in full effect with regards to the region of Lincoln.
4.2) If Section IV: A, C, E & F have been fulfilled the bill is in full effect with regards to the region of Fremont.
4.3) If Section IV: F is the only item not met in 4.1 the tax rate in S.19.2-21 will on be only a reduction off 20% of the applicable tax rate rather than 50% as per the original legislation.
4.4) If Section IV: F is the only item not met in 4.2 the tax rate in S.19.2-21 will on be only a reduction off 20% of the applicable tax rate rather than 50% as per the original legislation.

This bill will come into full effect only when all the following criteria have been met:
A) It has been signed by the Governor of the South.
B) Legislation of a similar nature in the region of Lincoln has repealed/tabled.
C) Legislation of a similar nature in the region of Fremont has repealed/tabled.
D) Lincoln passes a resolution stating that they respect the results of Southern Regional Referenda.
E) Fremont passes a resolution stating that they respect the results of Southern Regional Referenda.
F) Federal Atlasian Government passes a resolution stating that they respect the results of Southern Regional Referenda.
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« Reply #76 on: July 13, 2019, 02:30:15 pm »

Asking for sponsorship of this:

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Respecting the Result of the Southern Flag Referendum Act

The following is declared to be the new flag of the South:

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« Reply #77 on: July 22, 2019, 01:20:42 am »

Introducing this bill to the civilian slot:

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Necessitating an Accurate and Godly Religion by Implementing Appreciation of Men from Exotic Lands Act (NAGRIAMEL Act)

The John Frum Cargo Cult is hereby designated as the official religion of the Southern Region.
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« Reply #78 on: July 23, 2019, 02:45:26 pm »

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Section 1: Titles
This bill will hereby be known as the Southern Honors System Act or SHS Act for short.

Section 2: The Honors
1: Under this act the following Honors will be created in a 5 tier system.
  A: Grandee of the Southern Region
    I: Given to all Governors of the South for their distinguished service to our great region.
    II: This award is only eligible through being Governor of the South post reset. All Governors are automatically granted the honor.
  B: Officer of the Southern Region
    I: Given to all Speakers of the Chamber for their distinguished service to our great region.
    II: This award is only eligible through being  Speaker of the Chamber of Delegates post reset. All Speakers are automatically granted the honor.
  C: Member of the Order of the Southern Region
    I: Given to those who have given exemplary service to the region and who have been contributing members to our Government and to our region as a whole.
  D: Order of Southern Merit
    I: Given to those who have contributed to our great region and who have demonstrated dedication to our region.
  E: Order of Distinguished Service
    I: Given to those who have given time to our region and who contribute to the game.
2: Each honor above mentioned is ranked in order of top honor to the lowest tier honor.

Section 3: Awarding the Honors
1: Member of the Order of the Southern Region, Order of Southern Merit, Order of Distinguished Service are to be awarded by the Governor of the South at their discretion.
2: Grandee of the Southern Region and Officer of the Southern Region are automatically given to the officeholders that are eligible for those honors.
3: Should an honor need to be revoked, the Chamber of Delegates can revoke an honor with a unanimous vote from the Delegates and approval from the Governor.

Section 4: Clarification
1: Any of these honors are not considered titles of nobility.
2: They are supposed to purely honor ones achievements for the Southern Region.

Section 5: Implementation
This bill will come into effect immediately after being signed by the Governor.
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« Reply #79 on: July 26, 2019, 02:00:56 pm »
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Section 1: title

This bill shall be known as Appreciate Our Teachers Act

Section 2: pay

1. Under this section, state teacher wages will increase by 10% following a review of student performance and budgetary allowance.

2. This will be paid for by a half cent per gallon fuel tax

3. This will go into effect September 1st, 2019.
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« Reply #80 on: July 29, 2019, 08:14:44 pm »

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Section 1: Title
This bill will be known as the In-State Tuition Protection Act

Section 2: New Requirements
1: To claim in-state tuition within the Southern Region, Southern citizens must use their Social Security number.
2: Should a resident of the South be a non citizen, they must use their immigration identification number.

Section 3: Implementation
This bill will be implemented immediately upon being signed.
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« Reply #81 on: July 29, 2019, 10:00:37 pm »

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Economic Freedom Zones Act of 2019
   To grow wealth in low-income urban and rural communities.
In the Southern Chamber of Delegates
The Bill
   To grow wealth in low-income urban and rural communities.

Section 1: Short Title
   This policy wil be titled the Economic Freedom Zones Act of 2019
Section 2: Findings
   The Chamber of Delegates finds the following
(1)   Low-income communities are unable to spur job growth and increase economic output in their communities
(2)   Middle class and wealthy communities are able to do this under the current tax system
(3)   Many low-income communities would like to rebuild themselves without interference from government
(4)   Incentives ought to be provided to local businesses in low-income communities and other businesses in the South
(5)   Culture is important in these communities and it’s crucial for the communities to hire from within
Section 3: Implementation
   The Chamber of Delegates proposes the following in three phases:
Short Term:
   The best way to spur growth in communities is to reduce the crowding-out effect of government. Allow business owners and individuals from these communities the free reigns of deciding how to conduct economic growth
(1)   Repeal the following regional business taxes: Corporate income tax, capital gains tax, and the payroll tax
(2)   Adding a tax credit of $250 to each business per new hire of an individual from their home community
Mid Term:
   Reinvestment is crucial to the survival of low-income communities. Tax cuts help create the environment. Reinvestment creates the pillar that allows said communities to flourish.
(1)   Double the amount of expensing of all business costs
(2)   Suspend and nullify all federal regulations in areas designated as Economic Freedom Zones
(3)   Appoint officials to coordinate with business owners in areas with restricted land to lower restrictions.
Long-Term Reinvestment:
   Increasing both economic opportunities and economic mobility in these disadvantaged communities.
(1)   Create a voucher program for communities designated as Economic Freedom Zones.
(2)   Provide a new $1500 tax credit per child for parents or guardians
(3)   Establish a new Business-Academic Tax credit for businesses that provide scholarships or financial aid to employers and residents in their communities.
(4)   Increase the number of Southern resident applicants in order to raise the number of entrepreneurs
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« Reply #82 on: July 30, 2019, 04:06:26 pm »

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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.

As previously promised, I'm reintroducing this for the civilian slot each and every session until it passes.
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« Reply #83 on: August 02, 2019, 02:46:24 pm »

Asian Carp Suck Act

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Section 1: Title
This bill will be known as the Asian Carp Suck Act

Section 2: Provisions
1: It is hereby illegal to import, or purchase from out of the country, any Asian Carp.
A: This is punishable by fine of up to $5,000 Dollars per fish.
2: The Southern Government hereby will grant $.05 cents per pound of Asian Carp that are harvested
3: The Southern Government hereby recognizes the entire Asian Carp species as invasive and encourages them to be fished wherever they are found within the region.

Section 3: Implementation
This bill will be implemented into law immediately once signed by the Governor.
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« Reply #84 on: August 04, 2019, 04:25:44 pm »
« Edited: August 04, 2019, 04:28:59 pm by Queen Gabbard »

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Southern Decriminalization Act of 2019 – Phase I
   To decriminalize all drugs and stop the overincarceration of people from low-income communities

Southern Chamber of Delegates
The Bill
Following the next fiscal year, all hard drug offenses for personal or transactional use shall be decriminalized in the Southern Region.
Section 1: Short Title
   The act will be titled the “Southern Decriminalization Act of 2019 – Phase I”
Section 2: Findings
   The Chamber of Delegates find the following
(1)   The state and federal governments of Atlasia are currently eroding the personal freedom of its citizens
(2)   The War on Drugs has had a disproportionate outcome impacting low-income communities; particularly young minorities.
(3)   Overcriminalizing drug use has allowed prisons to profit at the expense of public safety
(4)   Most people who are convicted of a drug offense have a higher chance of recidivating
(5)   Prison does not focus on treatment
(6)   The cost for imprisonment is too expensive
Section 3: Rule of Construction
   The War on Drugs has been a systematic failure on every level. No citizen should be forced to go to prison, be around criminals who commit violent crimes against other citizens, and not get the proper treatment for their addiction. Government is obligated to protect life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness. The war goes against the very nature of what government ought to do. Additionally, imprisoning young people prevents them from being able to unlock their human potential and utilize their human capital. It’s unproductive on every level. Treatment, if necessary, should be promoted rather than punishment. Furthermore, we must respect the personal choices of individuals and their bodily autonomy, while also finding the root cause to drug abuse. Thus, all drugs should be decriminalized.

Section 4: Reform
(1)   All hard drug offenses for personal or transactional use shall be decriminalized in the Southern Region
(2)   The Southern Government shall nullify all federal drug laws applying to drug use, not the sale of said drugs.
(3)   Funding for the DEA shall be reduced by 25% every year until the resources used for the War on Drugs are completely eliminated and returned to taxpaying southerners
(4)   All police, regardless of rank, are required to stop anyone in possession of hard drugs and subject said citizen to a fine that shall not exceed $250
(5)   Each fine will vary on the amount held by a citizen in the South
(6)   Non-citizens, residents, and citizens from other regions of Atlasia will be subject to the same treatment.
(7)   The following drugs shall be decriminalized: Cocaine, Crack-Cocaine, Opium, Heroine, Amphetamine. Methamphetamine, MDMA, Salvia, Ketamine, and all drugs that are a variant of those listed
(Cool   The DEA is required to label each drug that will require mandatory treatment for those found to be in possession of a hard narcotic.
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« Reply #85 on: August 04, 2019, 04:28:50 pm »

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Legal Tender Act of 2019
   To recognize Gold and Silver as legal tender and eliminate the taxes on both metals
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Following the next fiscal year, the sales tax on gold and silver will be eliminated. Effective immediately, gold and silver will be recognized as legal tender and accepted as a form of financial transaction.
Section 1: Short Title
   The act will be titled “Legal Tender Act of 2019”
Section 2: Findings
   The Chamber of Delegates find the following:
(1)   Gold and Silver have traditionally been accepted as money
(2)   Gold and Silver hold their value over time
(3)   Both federal and regional governments have taxed a traditional form of currency
(4)   Upholding gold and silver specie as legal tender will ease the burden on precious metal investors
Section 3: Rule of Construction
   Imagine a going to a local store and being taxed for breaking a $50 bill. You are effectively being taxed for exchanging one note for another. This is exactly what is happening with precious metals. Gold and Silver are considered mediums of exchange. Atlasia Reserve Notes are also mediums of exchange. It’s unproductive and only hurts those with different forms of exchange
Section 4: Reform
(1)   Officially define Gold and Silver as mediums of exchange
(2)   Remove all taxes applied on both metals when exchanged for Atlasia Reserve Notes
(3)   All specie having gold or silver content will be defined as mediums of exchange
(4)   Any legal tender defined as a medium of exchange will be weighed and tested for its purity

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« Reply #86 on: August 04, 2019, 04:30:23 pm »

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Amend the Bill of Rights
Modifications to Article II: Bill of Rights

1.   Inalienable Rights – All persons are by nature born equal, free, and independent and have inherent rights of which they cannot be deprived of by other persons, institutions, or the law. No person shall be forcefully hindered from possessing or maintaining property. No person shall be deprived of their life or liberty. All persons shall be treated equally under the law regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, economic status, sexual orientation, disability, or other extraneous differences between individuals. No law shall give groups, communities, or institutions privileges over other individuals. All persons shall be treated as individuals under the law.
2.   Freedom of Speech – The Southern Chamber of Delegates shall make no law prohibiting, regulating, or limiting the freedom of individual speech, press, peacefully assembling and protesting, or petitioning the Southern Government of Atlasia for a redress of grievances if and only if a person, community, or institution, is not inflicting direct harm onto a citizen of Atlasia. Additionally, a peaceful strike or demonstration by private southern citizens shall not be hindered by the Southern Government.
3.   Rights of the Accused – All persons shall be innocent until proven guilty under the law in all criminal prosecutions. The accused shall enjoy a right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the state in the district where the crime is stated. The accused shall have the rights to legal counsel and a copy of the nature and cause of the accusation. The accused shall not be compelled to furnish or give evidence against them, nor be deprived of life, liberty, and property. The accused shall not be forced to give confessions or testimonies in a trial. The accused shall not be prevented from being informed about the witnesses accusing him of a crime. A public defender will be granted to the accused if needed. Additionally, in all criminal prosecutions, no person shall be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy.
4.   Right to Privacy – The right to privacy shall not be infringed upon by the state. No person shall be subject to unreasonable and unwarranted searches and seizures in their property. Warrants shall be issued only through probable cause, describing the scope of the search, area, limits, and what specific persons or things that need to be searched. All seizures must abide by limits a warrant would abide by.
5.   Freedom of Religion – The right to religious expression shall not be hindered by the state if and only if a person, community, or private institution, is not inflicting direct harm onto a citizen of Atlasia. Furthermore, the government of The South, at all levels, shall neither prefer, endorse, nor exhibit biases against or in favor of any one religion or a combination of religions. 
6.   Right to Property – The seizure of private property for public use without just compensation shall be prohibited.
7.   Right to Security – Every citizen has the right to security in their community, with forces including the police, fire patrol, and other public services that protect their community. No person shall be infringed upon their right to form a peaceful and private militia. The militia is subject to regulation by the Southern Government at all levels. Additionally, the right to bear arms shall not be infringed upon by the Southern Government.
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« Reply #87 on: August 19, 2019, 07:55:49 pm »
« Edited: August 19, 2019, 08:15:16 pm by Elcaspar »

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Workers Free Association Act

Whereas the current process for forming unions is skewed in favor of those who oppose unions.

Whereas change is necessary to protect workers' rights to join unions.

Whereas to establish an efficient system for enabling employees to form, join, or assist unions.

Be it enacted by the people of the Southern Region, represented by the House of Delegates.

Section I. Title
a) This act may be cited as the “Workers Free Association Act”

b) The bill may be referred to as the “WFAA” as a short title.

Section II. Definitions

a) ““Unions”” refers to any organization of workers that is formed for the purpose of advancing its members' interests in respect to wages, benefits, and working conditions.

Section III. Streamlining Union Certification
a)Allow the recognition of a union for the purpose of exclusive collective bargaining with an employer if a majority of employees sign cards stating their wish that the union represents them.
1) As such it would eliminate the need for an additional ballot to require an employer recognize a union, if a majority of workers have already signed cards expressing their wish to have a union.


Section IV.  Facilitating Initial Collective Bargaining Agreements
a) Provided that a union has been certified, the union could require the employer to begin negotiations for a collective agreement within ten days. If the employer and union are unable to reach agreement within 90 days, either side may take the dispute to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
1) However if the FMCS is still unable to bring the parties to agreement after providing mediation services for 30 days the dispute will be referred to arbitration. The results of said arbitration shall be binding on the parties for two year.

a) The union and employer may agree to extend any deadlines or time limits.




Section V. Strengthening Enforcement
a) Make the regional body responsible for labor relations seek injunctions against employers who discriminate against employees who attempt to organize a union. An injunction will also be available if the employer has "engaged in any other unfair labor practice"

b) If an employer is found to have violated the law, by either illegally discharging or discriminating against employees during an organizing campaign or first contract drive, the employer is required to pay two times back pay as liquidated damages, in addition to the back pay owed, for a total of three times back pay.

c) Giving out civil fines of up to $20,000 per violation against employers who have been found to have willfully or repeatedly violated employees' rights during an organizing campaign or first contract drive.
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« Reply #88 on: August 19, 2019, 08:09:10 pm »
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END PET RENT ACT

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SECTION 1.

1. This Act may be cited as the "End Pet Rent Act”.

SECTION 2.

1. A landlord may not increase the rent or charge to a tenant a one-time, monthly or other periodic amount based on the tenant’s possession of one or more pets.
2. Section 1 shall not apply to properties rented out for a short period of time (30 days or less in total)
3. Landlords charging such fees prior to the enactment of this law must reimburse current tenants who had been paying such fees with an amount totaling the sum of all fees payed based on the tenant’s possession of one or more pets in the prior year, or, should the tenant have leased the property for less than a year, an amount totaling the sum of all fees payed for the duration of their lease.
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« Reply #89 on: August 20, 2019, 09:01:09 am »

One Tax On Carbon Act

Section I - No doubling up on existing Taxes
1.   As a Federal Carbon Tax is already in place it is unfair for Southerns to be further financially punished by the imposition of an additional Carbon Tax imposed by a region. As such while a Federal plan is in place Southern Region will not pass a Regional Carbon Tax/Duty/Levy/Excise or other financial impost on carbon emissions.
2.   Should a Federal Carbon Tax be repealed a Regional Carbon Tax may be levied (Subject to Section I - 3)
3.   Should a Federal Carbon Tax exist any Regional Carbon Tax will be automatically repealed.

Section II - Transitional Power and Long Term Power
1.   The Southern Government sees Nuclear energy a short to medium term stop gap solution till renewables are financially competitive (ie without subsidy).
2.  The Southern Government aims to be at least 80% Nuclear by 2040
3.  The Southern Government will continue to push for a Nuclear transition to a carbon neutral future.

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« Reply #90 on: August 20, 2019, 02:21:13 pm »

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Southern Decriminalization Act of 2019 – Phase II
   To decriminalize all drugs and stop the over-incarceration of people from low-income communities

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   Phase II deals with addressing the over-incarceration of drug offenders.
Section 1: Short Title
   The act will be titled the “Southern Decriminalization Act of 2019 – Phase II”
Section 2: Findings
   The Chamber of Delegates find the following
(1)   With the War on Drugs slowly coming to an end, there is no reason for non-violent drug offenders to remain in prison with violent criminals
(2)   Reducing the number of non-violent drug offenders in prison poses no threat to the safety of Southerners
(3)   Over-criminalizing drug use has allowed prisons to profit at the expense of public safety
(4)   Most people who are convicted of a drug offense have a higher chance of recidivating
(5)   The cost for imprisonment is too expensive
Section 3: Reform
(1)   Following the next fiscal year, all prisoners convicted of and only of the ue of an illegal narcotic shall be pardoned and their criminal record expunged. This applies only to prisoners serving anywhere between 30 days and 12 months
(2)   Following the next fiscal year, all prisoners convicted of and only of selling an illegal narcotic shall be pardoned and their criminal record expunged after a background check is done. The background check will ensure the prisoner is not apart of any illegal gang, terrorist group, or drug cartel. This applies only to prisoners serving anywhere between 30 days and 15 months.
(3)   Prisoners serving longer than 12 months for the use or possession of an illegal narcotic will be able to appeal their sentence to the Southern Governor and the Chamber of Delegates.
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« Reply #91 on: August 20, 2019, 02:22:53 pm »

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Economic Freedom Zones Act of 2019 2.0
   To grow wealth in low-income urban and rural communities.
In the Southern Chamber of Delegates
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   To grow wealth in low-income urban and rural communities.

Section 1: Short Title
   This policy will be titled the Economic Freedom Zones Act of 2019 2.0
Section 2: Findings
   The Chamber of Delegates finds the following
(1)   Low-income communities are unable to spur job growth and increase economic output in their communities
(2)   Middle class and wealthy communities are able to do this under the current tax system
(3)   Many low-income communities would like to rebuild themselves without interference from government
(4)   Incentives ought to be provided to local businesses in low-income communities and other businesses in the South
(5)   Culture is important in these communities and it’s crucial for the communities to hire from within
Section 3: Implementation
   The Chamber of Delegates proposes the following in three phases:
Short Term:
   The best way to spur growth in communities is to reduce the crowding-out effect of government. Allow business owners and individuals from these communities the free reigns of deciding how to conduct economic growth
(1)   Repeal the following regional business taxes: Corporate income tax, capital gains tax, and the payroll tax
(2)   Adding a tax credit of $250 to each business per new hire of an individual from their home community
Mid Term:
   Reinvestment is crucial to the survival of low-income communities. Tax cuts help create the environment. Reinvestment creates the pillar that allows said communities to flourish.
(1)   Double the amount of expensing of all business costs
(2)   Appoint officials to coordinate with business owners in areas with restricted land to lower restrictions.
Long-Term Reinvestment:
   Increasing both economic opportunities and economic mobility in these disadvantaged communities.
(1)   Create a voucher program for communities designated as Economic Freedom Zones.
(2)   Provide a new $1500 tax credit per child for parents or guardians
(3)   Establish a new Business-Academic Tax credit for businesses that provide scholarships or financial aid to employers and residents in their communities.
(4)   Increase the number of Southern resident applicants in order to raise the number of entrepreneurs
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« Reply #92 on: August 22, 2019, 04:44:05 am »

Gambling Immorality Tax Act

Section I - Title
The name of this Bill is the Gambling Immorality Tax Act or the GIT Act for short.

Section II - Fees, Taxation and Levies
1. Casinos will be required to pay a yearly licence fee of $12,000.
2. Casinos will be subject to an additional 5% Tax on top of the nominal corporate rate.
3. Slot machines / Poker Machines will be subject to an annual levy of $500 per machine
4. Revenues from GIT will be spent on fighting problem gambling, fund the Southern Gambling Authority, and added to general revenue.

Section III - Southern Gambling Authority (SoGA)
1. The establishment of the Southern Gambling Authority to oversee the regulation of Gambling in the Southern Region.
2. Southern Gambling Authority is subject to the Governor and Attorney General.
3. Annual Reports on Gambling Industry will be made to the Chamber of Delegates, the Attorney General and the Governor.


Section IV - Code of Practice - General
1. A licensee commits an offence if, when asked by the Southern Gambling Authority, the licensee fails to make available for inspection by SoGA a record of problem gambling incidents kept by the licensee under the code of practice. Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.
2. A licensee commits an offence if the licensee contravenes the code of practice, Section IV & Section V Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units
3. An offence against this section is an offence of strict liability.

Section V - Code of Practice - Problem Gamblers
1.1 - A person is deemed to have a gambling problem, if the person has difficulty limiting the amount of money or time spent on gambling  and  this leads to adverse consequences for the  person or another person.
1.2 - Also, a person is deemed to have a gambling problem, if the person engages in any of the following behavior:
   (a) seeking credit for gambling unless authorized under a gaming law;
   (b) seeking to borrow or scavenge for money to gamble;
   (c) seeking assistance or advice  about controlling the person’s gambling;
   (d) admitting to borrowing or stealing money to gamble.
2.1 SoGA must establish a register (a problem gambling incident register) of problem gambling incidents.
2.2 The register may be kept electronically.
2.3 Recording problem gambling incidents:
     2.3.1 - A licensee of a gambling facility must keep a record of the following incidents (a problem gambling incident):
         (a) anyone who shows signs of having a gambling problem when—
            (i) in the gambling facility; or
            (ii) dealing with the licensee;
         (b) any action taken by the licensee in relation to the person.
      Examples—signs that person has gambling problem
            1 - admitting being unable to stop  gambling or to gamble within the person’s means
            2 - expressing concern about the amount of time or money the person spends on gambling
            3 - acknowledging the person spends on gambling money needed for day-to-day living expenses, including for dependents
            4 - having a disagreement with a family member or friend about the person’s gambling behavior
            5 - making multiple Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) withdrawals in the gambling facility
     2.3.2 - The record
         (a) for a prescribed licensee - must be kept on the problem gambling incident register; or
         (b) for any other licensee - must be in writing.
         Note - A licensee commits an offence if the licensee fails to make a record available for inspection when asked by SoGA.
     2.3.3 - The record must include the following particulars:
         (a) the date and nature of the problem gambling incident;
         (b) the name and address (if known), or description, of the person involved in the incident;
         (c) if any action was taken by the licensee in relation to the person—the following details:
            (i) the action taken;
            (ii) the names of the individuals who took the action;
            (iii) any related action taken by someone else that the licensee is aware of.
     2.3.4 - A licensee must, within three consecutive trading days after becoming aware of a problem gambling incident-
         (a) for a prescribed licensee - record the incident in the problem gambling incident register; or
         (b) for any other licensee- make a written record of the incident.
     2.3.5 - In this section:prescribed licensee means—
        (a) a gaming machine licensee; and
        (b) a casino licensee; and
        (c) a totalizator licensee.
3. Gambling beyond means. A licensee of a gambling facility must not encourage a person to gamble beyond the person’s means.
4. Help in relation to gambling problems. If the licensee of a gambling facility is asked by a person in the facility about problem gambling, the licensee must take reasonable steps to give the person advice or information about counselling and advisory services available from support agencies.
5. Deeds of exclusion.
   5.1 A person claiming to have a gambling problem (the gambler) may sign a deed (a deed of exclusion) under which the person can be excluded from gambling at the gambling facility or facilities stated in the deed.
   5.2 The deed must state
         (a) the name of each gambling facility (the nominated facility) from which the gambler wishes to be excluded from gambling; and
         (b) the period for which the gambler is to be excluded from the nominated facility (the exclusion period); and
         (c) that in the exclusion period the licensee of the nominated facility may
            (i) remove  the  gambler  from,  or  prevent  the  gambler  from entering, the gaming area or gambling facility; or
            (ii) otherwise exclude the gambler from participating in gambling activities at the facility.
   5.3 the exclusion period must be at least 6 months, but not longer than 3 years.
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« Reply #93 on: August 28, 2019, 11:15:17 pm »

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Lawyers Without School Act of 2019
Section I - Title: The Title of this Bill shall be “Lawyers Without School Act”
Section II – Options
      Any citizen of the South, over the age of 18, who has obtained a high school, is eligible to take the bar exam if they have completed the following requirements
1.   Graduated from an accredited law school in Atlasia
2.   Completes a Law Office Apprenticeship Program in the South
Section III – Law Office Apprenticeship Program
      All participants of the Apprenticeship Program are subject to the following
1.   A four-year apprenticeship with a law firm, lawyer with a degree from an accredited law school in Atlasia, or a professor of law at a college or university in the South
2.   Each student will be required to work and train for 18 hours a week under Section III. 1
3.   Passage of a First-Year Law Student’s Exam is required at the end of the first year of apprenticeship in order to continue the program. The cost of the exam will be $50
4.   Students must demonstrate positive moral character determination over the course of the program
5.   All requirements (other than the bar exam and completion of law school ) in order to be a lawyer must be fulfilled in order to complete the program

Section IV – Lawyers
Lawyers, law firms, and professors of law have the discretion of picking students they want to apprentice.

Section V – Fees
1.   A one-time fee of $100 shall be given to the Southern Government in order to enroll in the apprenticeship program
2.   An annual fee of $1500 a year shall be given to the mentor under Section III.1 in order to continue the apprenticeship program

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« Reply #94 on: August 29, 2019, 08:44:53 pm »

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Lieutenant Governor Act of 2019
   To create the office of Lieutenant Governor who will serve as second in command to the Southern Government
   Section I – Title: The title of this bill shall be the “Lieutenant Governor Act”
   Section II – Branch
The Lieutenant Governor will be a member of the executive branch in the Southern Government
   Section III – Powers
1.   The Lieutenant Governor will be acting governor whenever the elected governor is not available for longer than 96 consecutive hours or on a leave of absence
2.   The Lieutenant Governor will be the Acting Speaker when the Speaker is not available for longer than 96 consecutive hours or on a leave of absence
3.   The Lieutenant Governor will also be the President of the Chamber of Delegates, ensuring reasonable debate and dialogue between delegates
4.   If needed, the Lieutenant Governor can establish roles in the Chamber of Delegates
5.   If the Governor of the South resigns, the Lieutenant Governor will succeed the current governor and finish the term
6.   If there is ever an instance where there is a tied vote in the Chamber of Delegates and all members have votes aye, nay, or abstain, the Lieutenant Governor will vote to break the tie.
Section IV – Appointment
The Lieutenant Governor shall be appointed by the governor and shall be reappointed or removed during every gubernatorial cycle
   Section V – Resignation
1.   If the Lieutenant Governor resigns, the Chamber of Delegates will appoint and vote to confirm an acting Lieutenant Governor until the next gubernatorial election
2.   If the Lieutenant Governor violates any laws, is engaged in corruption, or is deemed unfit to hold the office or fails to do the job tasked of him/her, the Chamber of Delegates will vote to impeach and then remove him/her from office
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« Reply #95 on: August 31, 2019, 12:04:35 am »

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Economic Freedom Zones Act of 2019 2.0
   To grow wealth in low-income urban and rural communities.
In the Southern Chamber of Delegates
The Bill
   To grow wealth in low-income urban and rural communities.

Section 1: Short Title
   This policy will be titled the Economic Freedom Zones Act of 2019 2.0
Section 2: Findings
   The Chamber of Delegates finds the following
(1)   Low-income communities are unable to spur job growth and increase economic output in their communities
(2)   Middle class and wealthy communities are able to do this under the current tax system
(3)   Many low-income communities would like to rebuild themselves without interference from government
(4)   Incentives ought to be provided to local businesses in low-income communities and other businesses in the South
(5)   Culture is important in these communities and it’s crucial for the communities to hire from within
Section 3: Implementation
   The Chamber of Delegates proposes the following in three phases:
Short Term:
   The best way to spur growth in communities is to reduce the crowding-out effect of government. Allow business owners and individuals from these communities the free reigns of deciding how to conduct economic growth
(1)   Repeal the following regional business taxes: Corporate income tax, capital gains tax, and the payroll tax
(2)   Adding a tax credit of $250 to each business per new hire of an individual from their home community
Mid Term:
   Reinvestment is crucial to the survival of low-income communities. Tax cuts help create the environment. Reinvestment creates the pillar that allows said communities to flourish.
(1)   Double the amount of expensing of all business costs
(2)   Appoint officials to coordinate with business owners in areas with restricted land to lower restrictions.
Long-Term Reinvestment:
   Increasing both economic opportunities and economic mobility in these disadvantaged communities.
(1)   Create a voucher program for communities designated as Economic Freedom Zones.
(2)   Provide a new $1500 tax credit per child for parents or guardians
(3)   Establish a new Business-Academic Tax credit for businesses that provide scholarships or financial aid to employers and residents in their communities.
(4)   Increase the number of Southern resident applicants in order to raise the number of entrepreneurs

You guys seem to have missed this bill. Have the decency to formally vote it down.
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« Reply #96 on: August 31, 2019, 01:10:10 am »

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Economic Freedom Zones Act of 2019 2.0
   To grow wealth in low-income urban and rural communities.
In the Southern Chamber of Delegates
The Bill
   To grow wealth in low-income urban and rural communities.

Section 1: Short Title
   This policy will be titled the Economic Freedom Zones Act of 2019 2.0
Section 2: Findings
   The Chamber of Delegates finds the following
(1)   Low-income communities are unable to spur job growth and increase economic output in their communities
(2)   Middle class and wealthy communities are able to do this under the current tax system
(3)   Many low-income communities would like to rebuild themselves without interference from government
(4)   Incentives ought to be provided to local businesses in low-income communities and other businesses in the South
(5)   Culture is important in these communities and it’s crucial for the communities to hire from within
Section 3: Implementation
   The Chamber of Delegates proposes the following in three phases:
Short Term:
   The best way to spur growth in communities is to reduce the crowding-out effect of government. Allow business owners and individuals from these communities the free reigns of deciding how to conduct economic growth
(1)   Repeal the following regional business taxes: Corporate income tax, capital gains tax, and the payroll tax
(2)   Adding a tax credit of $250 to each business per new hire of an individual from their home community
Mid Term:
   Reinvestment is crucial to the survival of low-income communities. Tax cuts help create the environment. Reinvestment creates the pillar that allows said communities to flourish.
(1)   Double the amount of expensing of all business costs
(2)   Appoint officials to coordinate with business owners in areas with restricted land to lower restrictions.
Long-Term Reinvestment:
   Increasing both economic opportunities and economic mobility in these disadvantaged communities.
(1)   Create a voucher program for communities designated as Economic Freedom Zones.
(2)   Provide a new $1500 tax credit per child for parents or guardians
(3)   Establish a new Business-Academic Tax credit for businesses that provide scholarships or financial aid to employers and residents in their communities.
(4)   Increase the number of Southern resident applicants in order to raise the number of entrepreneurs

You guys seem to have missed this bill. Have the decency to formally vote it down.

I removed the part that would force the judicial system to intervene
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« Reply #97 on: September 03, 2019, 01:41:33 pm »

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1.  This Amendment be cited as the “Election Conformity Amendment of 2019”.

SECTION 2.

1. All references to "Eastern Standard Time" or "EST" in the Southern Constitution, shall be amended to read "Eastern Daylight Time for elections beginning between the second Sunday in March and the first Sunday in November and Eastern Standard Time for all other elections.
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« Reply #98 on: September 06, 2019, 10:11:08 am »

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Section I: Title
This shall be known as the Southern Governor Precious Metal Series Act or the Southern Governor PMS Act

Section II: Eligibility
2.1) Former Governors of Southern Region are to have Tokens minted by the Southern Region.
2.3) Governors will be eligible once their administration ends.
2.4) Governor equivalents 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 Governor being honored. The flags of the State (of the Governor's registration) and Southern Region shall be depicted fluttering behind the Governor. The name, Governor's 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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« Reply #99 on: September 06, 2019, 10:50:47 am »

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Section I: Title
This shall be know as the Vexillological Symmetry Act.

Section II: Findings
1) The Current Elements of the Southern Flag are to persevered as per the Southern Regional Symbols Act and per the Flag Referendum 2: Electric Boogaloo
Quote from: Regional Symbols Act
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.

2) The current depiction of the flag is asymmetrical.
Quote from: Asymmetry of the Southern Flag

3) The Flag should be symmetrical and replaced with this symmetrical version
Quote from: Symmetrical version of the Southern Flag
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