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« on: September 16, 2019, 10:53:23 pm »

Any and all drafted legislation intended for consideration in the 3rd Session of the Council of Lincoln must be posted here. You do not need to be a Councilor to post your bill; however, it is required by law that all legislation be sponsored by a sitting Councilor before it can be discussed and, presumably, voted upon.

It is recommended you check the Lincoln Statute to ensure the item has not been previously addressed.

Finally, this is strictly an introduction thread. No debating or voting is to occur here under any circumstances. For commentary or discussion on bills prior to their formal introduction on the floor, please retain all such posts here. Each bill requires its own thread which shall be posted by the Speaker in conjunction with and adherence to the Lincoln Constitution and the Council Standing Orders.


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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 10:54:08 pm »

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Amendment to the Standing Orders (III):

1. The Standing Orders of the Lincoln Council shall be amended as follows:
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Section 6. Amending the SOAP Administration
A. In recognizing that the Lincoln Council has the right to determine its own operating procedures without outside approval, future amendments to the SOAP will no longer require the Governor's signature upon passing.

B.The Commons may elect to suspend any section of these rules at any time with the consent of two-thirds of the sitting membership.

C. The Chancellor may unilaterally suspend any section of these rules at any time, unless a Member should object within 48 hours. If there is an objection, suspending the rules shall require the consent of two-thirds of the sitting membership.

D. The votes of successors shall displace those of their predecessors when votes overlap with a change in the composition of the Council.

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 11:48:01 am »

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thr33’s Lincoln School Clothing Subsidy Act

a bill to help students and students’ families financially in school clothing purchases

Section I: Surveying of Coats
1. Using census data, a cross section of 5 percent of all primary and secondary schools in Lincoln that is representative of the region will be randomly selected.
2. For each selected school, Lincoln officials will be placed on location for two weeks in the autumn to survey assess the distribution of costs and number of clothing items worn to school by students.
3. Lincoln will determine median annual outfit expenses based on the data gathered.
   a. Each student is priced to have ten outfits, excluding outerwear and shoes, including undergarments (these costs will not observed obviously, but will be assessed from industry figures).
   b. Of these ten, two will be geared for winter and two for summer. This includes two sweaters and one winter coat per student (outerwear is expected to last for two years, so the successive year's assessment will exclude this cost).
   c. Three pairs of shoes (including one set of gym sneakers) will be included in the cost.
   d. Two gym outfits will be including in the cost.
   e. The top 10% and bottom 30% of outfits in terms of the cost will not be part of assessment.
4. The following formula will be utilized for determining clothing subsidies:
   a. For each family, the number of primary and secondary students will be totaled (in both public and private schools).
   b. 100% of clothing costs will be subsidized for those under 150% of the poverty line + the assessed annual cost for all students in the household from I.3.
   c. 0% of clothing costs will be subsidized for those at or above 250% of the poverty line + the assessed annual cost for all students in the household from I.3.
   d. For those between 150% and 250% of the poverty line plus costs, there will be a sliding linear scale.
   e. For students in schools where uniforms are necessary, only the non-uniform elements (such as undergarments, gym clothes, outerwear, and sneakers) will be part of the assessment.
   f. There will be hardship exemptions granted on a case-by-case basis for families with extraordinary school expenses (i.e. parents or other children attending college or university, families with sudden unexpected income changes not reflected in tax filings, etc.).

Section II: Payments
1. A regional website will be created where all families can check their eligibility.
2. Annual subsidies will be granted in the form of a nondiscript debit card mailed out no later than August 1 of the the summer preceding the next school year.
3. No information on individual students or families will be gathered, and no list of those receiving funding will be assembled or shared with districts or other public or private groups.
4. There will be no restrictions on where the card can be used.
5. If school staff notices that students are not properly dressed at school (with no knowledge of whether of not students are a part of the program), there will be a reporting website and hotline for them to inform the region so the family may be contacted to make sure outfits were purchased and are intact.

Section III: Implementation
1. Funding will be distributed beginning with the summer prior to the 2020-2021 school year.

Section IV: Enactment
1. This bill shall come into full effect immediately after being passed by this Council of Lincoln
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 12:21:28 pm »

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Tourist Tax Act

A bill to tax tourist stays in Lincoln to pay up for renewal of public tourist infrastructure and develop a sustainable tourism model

Be it enacted by the Lincoln Assembly

SECTION I: The Taxable Event
1. Tourist stays in the region of Lincoln, counted by days or fraction thereof, shall comprise the taxable event regarded by this act.
2. The tourist stays in the following establishments shall be subject to this tax:
 a) Stays in hotels, tourist apartments, tourist villas and rural tourism establishment, as specified by regional tourist law
 b) Any other establishment regarded as a lodging tourist establishment by regional tourism regulations
3. The following stays shall be exempted from this tax
 a) Stays by children aged 14 and below
 b) Stays subsidized by social programs by any federal, regional, state or local administration
 c) Stays in campigns and youth hostels, as specified by regional and federal youth regulations

SECTION II: Tax payers
1. This tax shall be paid by any person or corporation who books a stay in any tourist establishment as specified in section I.2
2. The tax shall be paid at the end of the stay alongside the final bill and shall be paid for each day of the stay.
3. The tax rates established shall be as follows
 a) For 5 star hotels and apartments: 1.50$ per person per day
 b) For 4 star hotels and apartments: 1$ per person per day
 c) For any other kind of tourist establishment: 0.50$ per person per day
4. The maximum tax rate to be paid shall be equivalent to 7 days per person

SECTION III. Enactment
1. This act shall become effective one day after passage
2. The tax rates established by this act may be modified by the Lincoln budget

On behalf of Lincoln Senators tack and Pyro.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 01:43:53 pm »

I will propose this yet again, hopefully, there is action on it

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Lincoln Assault Weapon and Automatic Weapon Ban Act

SECTION I: NAME

1. This bill may be cited as the Lincoln Assault Weapon and Automatic Weapon Ban Act.
2. This bill may, in short, be cited as the Lincoln Assault Weapon Ban Act.

SECTION II: ASSAULT WEAPON BAN

1. There shall be a regiowide ban on the purchasing, sale, or possession of assualt weapons, these weapons include semiautomatic rifles, pistols, and shotguns, which can accept detachable magazines, as well as revolving cylindrical shotguns.

2. Any weapon that is purchased, sold, or possessed may not have a folding or collapsible stock, a bayonet lug, a threaded barrel, a grenade launcher, or a barrel shroud.

SECTION III: AUTOMATIC WEAPON BAN

1. There shall be a ban on the purchasing, sale, or possession of fully automatic weapons, also known as Title II weapons under the National Firearms Act.

SECTION IV: LEGAL LIABILITIES FOR GUN MANUFACTURERS

1. Gun manufacturers may be sued if their weapons are used in violent crimes, by family members, close friends, and/or legal counsel of family members or close friends of gun violence victims.

2. Manufacturers may be sued for up to $15 million.

3. These cases will be be submitted to, heard, and ruled on by Lincoln's regional Justice.

SECTION V: GUN TAX

1. There shall be a 15% additional tax imposed on all shotguns

2. There shall be a 30% additional tax imposed on all handguns and pistols

3. There shall be a 50% additional tax imposed on all other firearms, that are legal to purchase, under this bill.

SECTION VI: TIMING

1. This bill shall take effect, one week after being signed by the Governor.

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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2019, 09:38:58 am »
« Edited: September 18, 2019, 09:45:06 am by Councilman Laki »

A huge bill, open to a lot of amendments, debate and most importantly leaving sections out to introduce them in new acts.

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Laki's Lincoln 32 hour Workweek Act

A bill to lower the workweek, increase employment, increase retirement age and introduce UBREDI to reduce social security costs, reduce traffic jams and reduce work pressure for Lincoln's workers to avoid burn-outs, and prepare for robotization/increased automatization of Lincoln's job market

SECTION I: DEFINING A TYPICAL AND AN ATYPICAL WORKWEEK

1. The new typical work week includes the current 8am to 5pm jobs for employees and workers.
2. The new atypical work week includes night work, morning shifts or evening shifts, and all other work weeks.

SECTION II: LOWERING WORK WEEK TO 32 HOURS

1. There shall be a workweek of 32 hours (8 hours/day) implemented for all working Atlasian citizens
2. There shall be 4 typical workweeks including 1 hour rest that shall last 8 hours
a. 20% will work from 4am to 2pm
b. 20% will work from 6am to 4pm
c. 20% will work from 8am to 6pm
d. 20% will work from 10am to 8pm
e. 20% will work from 12am to 10pm
3. The new rest day might be chosen by the company.
4. Atypical work week regimes might differ from company to company, but legally should all contain 8 hours of work on four days, including 1 hour of rest
5. The government will pay the new rest day through a new universal basic rest day income, called UBREDI

SECTION III: LOWERING WORK WEEK TO 26 HOURS

1. There shall be a workweek of 26 hours (6.5 hours/day) implemented for
a. people older than 60 years
b. disabled or sick persons with an attest who are still capable to work
c. high-risk employees
2. There shall be 4 typical workweeks including 0.5 hours rest that shall last 6.5 hours
a. 20% shall work from 4am to 0.30pm
b. 20% shall work from 6am to 2.30pm
c. 20% shall work from 8am to 4.30pm
d. 20% shall work from 10am to 6.30pm
e. 20% shall work from 12am to 8.30pm
3. The new rest day might be chosen by the company.
4. Atypical work week regimes might differ from company to company, but legally should all contain 8 hours of work on four days, including 1 hour of rest
5. The government shall pay the new rest day through a new universal basic rest day income, called UBREDI
6. The government shall pay the 1.5 hours / free.

SECTION IV: RAISING THE RETIREMENT AGE TO 70 YEARS OLD
1. Retirement age shall be raised to 70 years old
2. People excluding from raising the retirement age will be:
a. People older than 60 years, born on or after 1/1/1960
b. disabled or sick persons with an attest who are still capable to work
c. high-risk employees

SECTION V: CHANGES TO SOCIAL SECURITY
1. This bill shall reduce unemployment and the pensioner's budget.
2. The unemployment income shall be reduced by 10% and shall last two years long, as long the worker is unemployed.
3. The government shall pay the rest day through a new universal basic rest day income, called UBREDI. This shall be created from the social security budget.
4. UBREDI shall cost 8 hours of the 1 dollar/hour pensioner's rate).
5. The 1.5 hours/day free shall be paid by the government pension's budget. (at the pensioner's dollar/hour rate)

SECTION VI: IMPLEMENTATION
1. This bill shall be ratified after being signed by governor, approved by 2/3rd of Lincoln councillors and after being approved by citizens due to a referendum being held.

SECTION VII: TIMING
1. This bill shall take effect on 1 january 2020
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2019, 07:32:06 pm »

A little something I came up with (needs some amending of course Smiley )

The safety of Lincoln's citizens being fundamental to this government's actions, and with our region having a total of 25.21 deaths caused by opioid overdose for every one-hundred thousand individuals according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse's 2017 numbers, I thought this law was important.

Most provisions take inspiration upon New York's rl regulations on the subject, with some necessary exceptions and inspiration on other states' regulations. Some aspects I'd like to discuss (e.g, excise tax on opium) are, I think, better left for debate.

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First Step to Relieve our Opioid Crisis Act

I. Good Samaritan Provisions.

1. Any Lincoln citizen may be allowed to call 911 or any other government-sanctioned emergency medical services phone number if they are suffering from overdose of opioid-related drugs, or if they are witness to another person in close vicinity suffering from any such overdose, without possibility or fear of arrest or prosecution of the caller or patient on any of the following offenses:

  • Possession of under eight ounces of any controlled substance.
  • Possession of alcohol (in cases of underage drinking) or marihuana.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Sharing of controlled substances.

2. The above provisions do not preclude arrest and prosecution over possession of over eight ounces of any controlled substance or sale of or intent to sell any such substance. They additionally do not preclude arrest in case of the existence of an arrest warrant against any citizen found at the scene of the report or a violation of parole or probation.

II. Opioid Prescriptions Regulations.

1. Any medical practitioner may not initially prescribe more than a seven-day supply of opioid medications for acute pain, said pain being defined as that the practitioner expects to last only a short period of time, caused by illness or any sort of surgical or accidental trauma.

2. Said prescriptions may additionally contain no more than 90 morphine milligram equivalents per day.

3. The prescription may be refilled after the seven days have elapsed for an equal or lower amount of time and medication by the practicing physician if he or she judges it necessary.

III. Naloxone Prescriptions and Use.

1. Any practicing physician or pharmacist may dispense or prescribe naloxone hydrochloride or other opioid antagonists to patients in risk or their immediate family members, after having undergone procedures to educate the recipient of the prescription on the proper use of said medication and on the prevention of overdoses.

2. The Lincoln Department of Health shall issue physical brochures to be handed out to patients being prescribed, dispensed, or furnished naloxone-related medication covering their proper use as well as the dangers of opium overdose, with specific content to be determined by the Department and approved by the Governor of Lincoln. The Department must also keep on its website a full version of such information for public use.

3. First responders on medical services such as paramedics or EMTs shall be required to carry naloxone when responding to claims of a factual or suspected opioid overdose.

4. The Government of Lincoln shall fund a twenty-minute video regarding the proper use of naloxone in emergency situations which will be distributed to emergency professionals followed by a forty-minute required course on the same subject with specific content to be determined by the Lincoln Department of Health and approved by the Governor, which must take place no more than four months after the start of this law's provisions. Said video must also be publicly uploaded after the courses for emergency professionals have ended.

IV. Implementation.

1. The bill shall become law after signing by the Governor, and the clauses therein prescribed will come into effect on January 1, 2020.
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2019, 06:09:58 am »

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Public School Reform Act

A bill to set common standards for public schools, on what to learn and what to offer.

SECTION I: DETERMINING A SCHOOL WEEK
1. A school week lasts 36 hours a week (8 hours a day, from 8am to 12am and from 1pm to 5pm, wednesday afternoon free)
2. Schools in Lincoln should be open from 7am to 6pm, providing lunch and study time, except for wednesday afternoon

SECTION II: DETERMINING SUBJECTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
1. Mandatory offer pocket for all study directions (24 hours)
a. 4 hours of English
b. 3 hours of maths
c. 3 hours of natural sciences (chemistry, biology, physics)
d. 3 hours of social sciences (psychology, mental health, politics, economy, philosophy, finances, morality, media)
e. 2 hours of Spanish
f. 2 hours of history
g. 2 hours of physical education
h. 2 hours of world religion (catholocism, understanding other religions)
i. 1 hour of geography
j. 1 hour of musical education
k. 1 hour of art class
l. 1 hour of teambuilding (class building, social understanding, social lessons)
2. Depending on what study directions a school offers, the rest of the program shall be filled in by schools.

SECTION III: STUDY DIRECTIONS IN SCHOOL
1. A public school can decide what packages they offer on their school
2. A student should choose two additional packages: each containing 6 hours
3. These packages shall be available to them, but schools have the choice to offer them or not
a. Human sciences
b. Maths
c. Languages
d. Technology
e. Mechanics
f. Electronics
g. Economics
h. Care sector
i. Natural sciences
j. Building sector

SECTION IV: MANDATORY SUBJECT PACKAGES FOR SCHOOLS
1. Each student should learn
a. 8 hours a year about traffic education
b. 8 hours a year about sexual education
c. 4 hours a year about mental health
d. 4 hours a year about first aid by accidents

SECTION V: IMPLEMENTATION
1. This bill shall take effect during the new school year of 2020-2021
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2019, 06:21:44 am »
« Edited: September 24, 2019, 06:33:23 am by Councilman Laki »

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Internet restrictions act

SECTION I: CHILD PORNOGRAPHY VIOLATIONS
1. Any website containing child pornography or rape shall be banned
a. Hosting or uploading child pornography on the internet should be fined with 15000 dollars and a 1 year imprisonment
3. Adult pornography is permitted as long websites contain a clear warning to enter the site, and have a +18 rating.
a. Violations against this law are fined with 15000 dollars.

SECTION II: MENTAL HEALTH STIMULATION VIOLATIONS

1. Any website stimulating/promoting suicide, anorexia or other mental sicknesses shall be banned
a. Hosting pro-ana, pro-mia, pro-suicide websites / on the internet / social media should be fined with 1000 dollars.
b. Placing, commenting or discussing pro-suicide, pro-ana and pro-mia comments would be fined with 150 dollars.

SECTION III: RACISM VIOLATIONS
1. Any website containing outright racism shall be banned.
a. Hosting of racist websites or internet social media should be fined with 1000 dollars.
b. Placing or making racist comments shall be fined with 150 dollars.
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2019, 09:59:19 am »

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Public School Reform Act

A bill to set common standards for public schools, on what to learn and what to offer.

SECTION I: DETERMINING A SCHOOL WEEK
1. A school week lasts 36 hours a week (8 hours a day, from 8am to 12am and from 1pm to 5pm, wednesday afternoon free)
2. Schools in Lincoln should be open from 7am to 6pm, providing lunch and study time, except for wednesday afternoon

SECTION II: DETERMINING SUBJECTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
1. Mandatory offer pocket for all study directions (24 hours)
a. 4 hours of English
b. 3 hours of maths
c. 3 hours of natural sciences (chemistry, biology, physics)
d. 3 hours of social sciences (psychology, mental health, politics, economy, philosophy, finances, morality, media)
e. 2 hours of Spanish
f. 2 hours of history
g. 2 hours of physical education
h. 2 hours of world religion (catholocism, understanding other religions)
i. 1 hour of geography
j. 1 hour of musical education
k. 1 hour of art class
l. 1 hour of teambuilding (class building, social understanding, social lessons)
2. Depending on what study directions a school offers, the rest of the program shall be filled in by schools.

SECTION III: STUDY DIRECTIONS IN SCHOOL
1. A public school can decide what packages they offer on their school
2. A student should choose two additional packages: each containing 6 hours
3. These packages shall be available to them, but schools have the choice to offer them or not
a. Human sciences
b. Maths
c. Languages
d. Technology
e. Mechanics
f. Electronics
g. Economics
h. Care sector
i. Natural sciences
j. Building sector

SECTION IV: MANDATORY SUBJECT PACKAGES FOR SCHOOLS
1. Each student should learn
a. 8 hours a year about traffic education
b. 8 hours a year about sexual education
c. 4 hours a year about mental health
d. 4 hours a year about first aid by accidents

SECTION V: IMPLEMENTATION
1. This bill shall take effect during the new school year of 2020-2021

Worth noting Lincoln already passed a major education reform not too long ago, though this bill still includes plenty of stuff not included in the Lincoln Education Act

https://uselectionatlas.org/AFEWIKI/index.php/Lincoln_Education_Act
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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2019, 10:28:57 am »

I'll propose amendments than

Why: because I believe people need to respect traditional and religious values, need an understanding of how a religion was formed, exist and basic stories of it, and need to learn to attend the church at least once a year. They also need to learn about other religions because it may help them understand other people's religions in class, which is necessary in a multicultural environment.

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SECTION II: Subjects
1. Kindergarten shall not be composed of subjects. Instead, educators will have general guidelines on how to treat children and what to teach them

2. Primary school shall be composed of the following subjects, with the following amount of lessons per week:

i) Natural Sciences (3.5 lessons/week)
ii) Social Sciences (2.5 lessons/week)
iii) Art (3.5 lessons/week)
iv) Physical Education (3 lessons/week)
v) English Language and Literature (7.5 lessons/week)
vi) Foreign language & culture (3.5 lessons/week)
vii) Mathematics (7.5 lessons/week)
viii) Civic, Religious, Ethic and Social values (2 lessons/week)
ix) Emotional education (1 lesson/week)
x) General class meetings (1 lesson/week)

3. Middle school shall be composed of the following subjects, with the following amount of hours per week:

i) Biology and Geology (2.5 lessons/week)
ii) Physics and Chemistry (2.5 lessons/week)
iii) Physical Education (2 lessons/week)
iv) English Language and Literature (6 lessons/week)
v) First foreign language (3 lessons/week)
vi) Mathematics (6 lessons/week)
vii) Plastic and Visual Education (2 lessons/week)
viii) Music (2 lessons/week)
ix) General class meetings (1 lesson/week)
x) Second foreign language (2 lessons/week)
xi) Civic, Religious, Ethic and Social values (2 lessons/week)
xii) Social Sciences, Geography and History (2 lessons/week)
xiii) Technology and Computer Science (2 lessons/week)

4. High school shall be divided into 3 branches: the Sciences branch, the Humanities branch and the Arts branch. Students must pick one of these 3 branches; with the following configurations of subjects. Students make these selections during January of their 8th grade years. All students and their parent(s) and/or guardian(s) will be advised by their middle school academic advisor(s) and the chair(s) of prospective branches at the high school where they will matriculate in the fall.

4.1: For years 9 and 10

a) The following subjects shall be mandatory for all students:
i) Geography and History (4 lessons/week)
ii) Physical Education (3 lessons/week)
iii) English Language and Literature (5 lessons/week)
iv) First Foreign language (4 lessons/week)
v) General class meetings (1 lesson/week)
b) The following subjects shall be mandatory for students of the Sciences branch
i) Mathematics (4 lessons/week)
ii) Biology & Geology (4 lessons/week)
iii) Physics & Chemistry (4 lessons/week)
c) The following subjects shall be mandatory for students of the Humanities branch:
i) Mathematics applied to Social Sciences (4 lessons/week)
ii) Latin (4 lessons/week)
iii) Economics (4 lessons/week)
d) The following subjects shall be mandatory for students of the Arts branch:
i) Plastic and Visual education (4 lessons/week)
ii) Music (4 lessons/week)
iii) Scenic Arts and Dance (4 lessons/week)
e) Students shall pick 3 subjects from the following list, but mandatory subjects for their branch can't be picked again:
i) Laboratory classes and Scientific Culture (2 lessons/week)
ii) Scenic Arts and Dance (2 lessons/week)
iii) Philosophy (2 lessons/week)
iv) Music (2 lessons/week)
v) Technology and Computer Science (2 lessons/week)
vi) Second Foreign Language (2 lessons/week)
vii) Plastic and Visual education (2 lessons/week)
viii) Classic Culture (2 lessons/week)
x) World religion (2 lessons/week)
xi) One subject from another branch's mandatory subject list (4 lessons/week). This shall count as 2 subjects from the list
4.2: For years 11 and 12:

a) The following subjects shall be mandatory for all students:
i) Atlasian History (4 lessons/week)
ii) Philosophy (3 lessons/week)
iii) English language and literature (4 lessons/week)
iv) First foreign language (4 lessons/week)
b) Students of the Sciences branch must pick 3 subjects from the following:
i) Physics (4 lessons/week)
ii) Mathematics (4 lessons/week)
iii) Earth and Environmental Science (4 lessons/week)
iv) Biology (4 lessons/week)
v) Chemistry (4 lessons/week)
vi) Technical Drawing (4 lessons/week)
vii) Industrial Technology (4 lessons/week)
c) Students of the Humanities branch must pick 3 subjects from the following:
i) Latin (4 lessons/week)
ii) Classical Greek (4 lessons/week)
iii) World literature (4 lessons/week)
iv) Art History (4 lessons/week)
v) Geography (4 lessons/week)
vi) Business management (4 lessons/week)
vii) Mathematics applied to social sciences (4 lessons/week)
d) Students of the Arts branch must pick 3 subjects from the following list:
i) Artistic Drawing (4 lessons/week)
ii) Technical Drawing (4 lessons/week)
iii) Design (4 lessons/week)
iv) Art History (4 lessons/week)
v) Graphic Expression Techniques (4 lessons/week)
vi) Musical Analysis (4 lessons/week)
vii) Musical Language and Practice (4 lessons/week)
viii) History of Music and Dance (4 lessons/week)
ix) Universal Literature (4 lessons/week)
e) Students of all branches must pick 2 subjects from the following list (all with 4 lessons/week):
i) Second foreign Language
ii) Economics
iii) Psychology and Sociology
iv) Physical Education
v) Computer Science
vi) General Science Education
vii) World religion
viii) Any subjects from another branch's list of subjects

SECTION IV: Mandatory subject packages for school
1. Each student should learn in primary and middle school:
a. 8 hours a year about traffic education during general class meeting

2. Each student should learn in middle school:
a. 4 hours a year about traffic education during general class meeting
b. 4 hours a year about sexual education during general class meeting

3. Each student should learn in high school (year 9, 10, 11 and 12), outside the school hours
a. 4 hours a year about mental health
b. 4 hours a year about first aid by accidents
c. 4 hours a year about traffic education
d. 4 hours a year about sexual education
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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2019, 10:04:56 pm »

Friendly reminder this thread is not to be used for amendments or any sort of debate. Kindly leave those for the bill thread, please.

Now, a small proposal I have:

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Uniform Election Time Amendment

I. To allow for consistency in our election procedures and times, and to bring them to the same standards as federal elections, the Constitution of the Region of Lincoln is amended as follows:

Quote from: Lincoln Constitution, Article 5.7
Except in December, all elections for governor, Council, and federal Senate shall begin on the penultimate Friday of the given month. In December, all elections shall begin on the second Friday of the month. All special elections for governor and by-elections for Council shall begin on the second Friday following the creation of the vacancy to be filled; but if the vacancy shall occur on a Thursday, the special election shall begin on the third Friday following the creation of the vacancy. The appropriate election administrator shall open the voting booth at 12:00:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time (or Eastern Daylight Time from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November.) Standard Time. Voting shall continue for 72 hours, and no vote cast more than 72 hours after the voting booth was opened shall be considered valid. The election administrator must accept any absentee ballots cast no more than 168 hours prior to the commencement of the election.

II. This Amendment takes effect after ratification by the people of Lincoln as pursuant to Article VI of the Lincoln Constitution.
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« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2019, 10:11:00 pm »
« Edited: October 07, 2019, 06:49:43 pm by PSOL »

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Intoxicant Screening Reform Act

Section 1: Title

This legislation may be cited as the Drug Screenings Reform Act

Section II

1. It is unlawful for any employer in this Commonwealth to fail or refuse to hire a  prospective employee because the prospective employee submitted to a screening  test  and  the results of the screening test indicate the presence of marijuana.

2. The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply if the prospective employee is applying for a position:

(a) As a firefighter

(b) As someone in the following medical fields;
      I. As a medical technician
      II. As a hospital worker
           1. Possible termination may only go into effect if the drugs are commonly used for medical
               purposes in the specific occupational and residency area

(c) That requires an employee to operate a motor vehicle and for which  federal or state law  requires the employee to submit to screening tests; or


3. If an employer requires an employee to submit to a screening test within the first 30 days of employment, the employee shall have the right to submit to an additional screening test, at his
or  her  own  expense,  to  rebut  the  results  of  the  initial  screening test.  The employer shall accept and give appropriate consideration to the results of such a screening test.

Section 3: Exceptions

The provisions of this section do not apply:

(a) To the extent that they are inconsistent or otherwise in conflict with the provisions of an   employment contract or collective bargaining agreement.

(b) To the extent that they are inconsistent or otherwise in conflict with the provisions of federal law.

Section 4: Definition of "screening test"

1. As used in this section, “screening test” means a test of a person’s blood, urine, hair or saliva to detect the general presence of a controlled substance or any other drug.

Section 5: Enactment

1. This act becomes effective on January 1, 2020.

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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2019, 07:44:41 pm »
« Edited: October 25, 2019, 07:01:26 pm by PSOL »

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National Guard Reorganization and Modernization act

Preamble

Provided with the fact of repeated intrusions, armed insurrections, unpredictable weather patterns, and melodrama from foreign actors acted against this fine Region of Lincoln, it is safe to say that Lincoln needs to be at an equal footing to deal with threats on its sovereignty.

This legislation seeks to protect Lincoln residents by having a multirole organization to deal with events both occurring simultaneously and in need of an agile response.

Section I: Naming

1. This act shall be named the National Guard Reorganization and Modernization Act

Section II: Reorganization of Priorities
1. The National guard shall be bounded by several preconditions for deployment in Lincoln
(a) As an auxiliary force for first responders in the wake of a large scale incident
   I. Disruption of the peace by armed hostile actors
       1. May not be used in the face of protests with a lack of a heavily armed hostile actor
            (a) Heavily-armed refers to documented widespread use of firearms and explosives
   II. A lack of ability for local first responders to deal with a natural disaster
       (a) May then be allowed to intervene for the purposes of
             1. Medical assistance
             2. Preserving peace
             3. Infrastructure rebuilding
             4. Sortition of essential needs
   III. Such a severity in need of a possible deployment shall be left to the decision of the Governors personal discretion

Section III: Reorganization
1. The National Guard of Lincoln shall be organized in the following way
(a) The leading position of the force, the Chief, shall be appointed by the governor from
   I. A minimum set requirement of being
       1. Living in Lincoln as a primary resident more than 10 years
       2. Having acquired the minimum rank of an officer for the Atlasian Armed Forces for 5+ years
       3. Having no record of an act of
            I. Nepotism
            II. Embezzlement
            
(b) The National Guard of Lincoln shall be divided into Models resembling the official functions of the Atlasian Armed Forces
     I. An Army
     II. An Airforce
     III. A regional Coast Guard
     IV. An Engineer Corps
     V. A Medical Corps
(c) The standards of the National Guard shall be met by following the current standards of the Atlasian Armed forces the start of the fiscal year
(d) The budget for this National Guard shall amass to 0.5% more the cumulative budget of the other regions budget to a National Guard or equivalent force
Section IV: Nongovernmental Revenue Procurement

1. The National Guard will have a holiday every July 1st as a regional spectacle
(a) Such an event will occur where of the regional Government’s choosing
(b) Will cooperate with local businesses to create a festive environment
(c) there will be a designated area open to the public only after the purchase of tickets
2. Retired or damaged stock shall be sold for the purposes of civilian usage after modifications done to the equipment and assets to remove military-grade qualitative features so as to follow regional law

section V: implementation
1. This bill shall be made into law at January 1st, 2025
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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2019, 08:14:00 pm »

Now that's a nice queue we got here, looking forward to debate on all these bills! Speaker, would you mind moving them to the floor, please?
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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2019, 09:44:36 pm »

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Lincoln Cabinet and Elections Reform Amendment

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Article II, Section 7 of the Lincoln Constitution is hereby repealed.

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Article III, Section 1 is hereby amended to read:

1. The people of the Region of Lincoln may initiate the recall of any officer of this Region, except the Associate Justice of the Circuit Court, the Minister of Regional Elections or the Chancellor or ministers of the Cabinet, from that office — though they may still be recalled in their capacities as councilors - by delivering to the Minister of Regional Elections a petition stating the reason for recall and signed by one tenth of the total population of the Region. The Minister of Regional Elections shall then open the voting booth, according to the rules and regulations for elections set forth in this Constitution; but if the officer to be recalled is the Minister of Regional Elections in their capacity as a councilor, then the Speaker of the Council shall open the voting booth. The ballot question shall be, “Shall [A.B.] be recalled from the office of [name of the office held]?” A vote of “YES” shall be considered a vote for recall; a vote of “NO” shall be considered a vote against recall. Abstentions will not affect the results. Recalled officers shall forfeit their offices immediately.

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Article V, Section 3 is hereby amended to read:

3. All elections and referendums of this Region shall be administered by the Minister of Regional Elections. The Minister of Regional Elections shall be appointed by the Chancellor, shall serve at the pleasure of the chancellor, and may be impeached and removed from office by a vote of two-thirds of the Council. Whenever the Minister of Regional Elections is unable to execute this duty, the Speaker of the Council Governor shall administer the election. Whenever the Minister of Regional Elections and Governor are both unable to execute this duty, the Speaker of the Council shall administer the election.





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Increasing Council Transition efficiency SOAP amendment

Section I. The Amendment
1. Section 2 of the Standing Orders of the Council of Lincoln shall be amended as follows

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Section 2. Movement of Legislation to the Floor
E. After any election for the Council, all legislation slots shall be emptied and all pending legislation shall be considered automatically tabled.


someone needs to sponsor both these bills, as they have been drafted in consultation with the Governor
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2019, 06:17:19 am »

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Lincoln Cabinet and Elections Reform Amendment

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Article II, Section 7 of the Lincoln Constitution is hereby repealed.

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Article III, Section 1 is hereby amended to read:

1. The people of the Region of Lincoln may initiate the recall of any officer of this Region, except the Associate Justice of the Circuit Court, the Minister of Regional Elections or the Chancellor or ministers of the Cabinet, from that office — though they may still be recalled in their capacities as councilors - by delivering to the Minister of Regional Elections a petition stating the reason for recall and signed by one tenth of the total population of the Region. The Minister of Regional Elections shall then open the voting booth, according to the rules and regulations for elections set forth in this Constitution; but if the officer to be recalled is the Minister of Regional Elections in their capacity as a councilor, then the Speaker of the Council shall open the voting booth. The ballot question shall be, “Shall [A.B.] be recalled from the office of [name of the office held]?” A vote of “YES” shall be considered a vote for recall; a vote of “NO” shall be considered a vote against recall. Abstentions will not affect the results. Recalled officers shall forfeit their offices immediately.

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Article V, Section 3 is hereby amended to read:

3. All elections and referendums of this Region shall be administered by the Minister of Regional Elections. The Minister of Regional Elections shall be appointed by the Chancellor, shall serve at the pleasure of the chancellor, and may be impeached and removed from office by a vote of two-thirds of the Council. Whenever the Minister of Regional Elections is unable to execute this duty, the Speaker of the Council Governor shall administer the election. Whenever the Minister of Regional Elections and Governor are both unable to execute this duty, the Speaker of the Council shall administer the election.





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Increasing Council Transition efficiency SOAP amendment

Section I. The Amendment
1. Section 2 of the Standing Orders of the Council of Lincoln shall be amended as follows

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Section 2. Movement of Legislation to the Floor
E. After any election for the Council, all legislation slots shall be emptied and all pending legislation shall be considered automatically tabled.


someone needs to sponsor both these bills, as they have been drafted in consultation with the Governor
I'll sponsor these bills
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2019, 06:37:48 pm »
« Edited: October 25, 2019, 07:03:41 pm by PSOL »

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Prison Reform Package of 2019 I



We recognize the grave injustices being caused in a system where it is profitable for prisons of all sorts to exist. In slowly changing the system, we can correct the further cause of pain for so many.

Section I: Affirming the Existence of those Accused, Apprehended, Suspected, and Incarcerated  
1. The people of Atlasia whom are incarcerated will have autonomy over their own selves
(a) The practice of force feeding is prohibited while incarcerated in any prison operating in Atlasia or run by the Atlasian government
(b) Religious practices shall be upheld as one’s right
   I. Prison dietary scheduling shall take into account religious observances in dietary scheduling
   II. Apprehended suspects shall have their religious dietary concerns respected
        1. timing of religious dietary needs shall be operated upon for those applicable
(c) At any stage of being apart of the Criminal Justice system, political rights shall be upheld
    I. No citizen of Atlasia will be barred from voting for any reason
    II. No citizen shall be barred from office at any point
    III. No citizen shall be unable to exercise their right of assembly and association
         1. Excludes participation from sectarian or criminal groups
            a. Will be decided by the Court of Lincoln for each group
Section II: Books and Entertainment
1. The policy on prison libraries shall be as follows
 (a) All prisons, jails, or Juvenile detention sites operating in Atlasia or by the Atlasian government shall have a library
(b) It is prohibited from taking actions against reading literature if no clear danger is present to the other inmates
(c)An incarcerated individual can get a year off their sentence if a total of 3,000 hours of reading is accomplished
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« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2019, 02:59:20 pm »

Move to the 5th council legislation introduction thread when it's ready.

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Thirty-two hour Week Act
to establish the thirty-two hour week

Section 1 (Title)
i. The title of this Act shall be the "Thirty-Two Hour Week Act."

Section 2 (Thirty-two hour week)
i. No employee shall be required to work more than thirty-two hours a week.
ii. Any employee who should voluntarily work more than thirty-two hours in a given a week shall be compensated at 120% of their regular hourly salary for every hour they work after the thirty-second.

Section 3 (Adjusting the minimum wage)
i. §3(i) of the Rights of Working People Act of 2017 shall be amended to read as follows:
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The minimum hourly rate of compensation shall be equal the calculated Living Wage in the county wherein the work was performed.
(a) The Living Wage shall be calculated according to the following formula.
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Living Wage =
{(Food) + (Child Care) [(Insurance Premium) + (Medical Care)] + (Housing) + (Transportation) + (Other Necessities)} ÷ 1,664

Section 4 (Implementation)
i. This Act shall take effect on the first day of the 2021 fiscal year.
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« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2019, 03:05:00 pm »

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24 hour work week act for 60+
to establish a 24 hour work week for the elderly, and to compensate for rising pension ages

Section 1 (Title)
i. 24 hour work week act for 60+

Section 2 (24 hour work week )
i. No employee over 60 years old shall be required to work more than thirty-two hours a week.
ii. Any employee who should voluntarily work more than twenty four hours in a given a week shall be compensated at 120% of their regular hourly salary for every hour they work after the twenty-fourth
iii. The work week will consist out of 6 hours 4 days a week.

Section 3 (Fifth day payment)
i. The state of Lincoln will pay for an additional 8 hours according to living wage standards to any employee over 60 years old

Section 4 (Adjusting the minimum wage)
Section 3 (Adjusting the minimum wage)
i. §3(i) of the Rights of Working People Act of 2017 shall be amended to read as follows:
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The minimum hourly rate of compensation shall be equal the calculated Living Wage in the county wherein the work was performed.
(a) The Living Wage shall be calculated according to the following formula.
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Living Wage =
{(Food) + (Child Care) [(Insurance Premium) + (Medical Care)] + (Housing) + (Transportation) + (Other Necessities)} ÷ 1,664

Section 4 (Implementation)
i. This Act shall take effect on the first day of the 2021 fiscal year.
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