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« Reply #125 on: February 23, 2007, 01:35:11 am »
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Establishment of Opebo Day Act

1. The sixth of October is hereby designated "Opebo Day", a federal holiday.
2. All federal institutions are to be closed on this day.
3. This is in honor of Opebo's infamous "Max Hardcore" quote which was originally issued on that date in the year of 2005.

If this passes, I will proudly be using my powers of regional nullification against this one.

Once again... I'm a little in the dark... "regional nullification"?

Where a region, usually by order of the governor, goes "F**K THE POLICE, I AIN'T FOLLOWIN NO RULES" and decides that a federal law does not apply to them.

Technically it's illegal, but the Southeastern region tends not to care.

I see... so basically the same problem that has been going on since forever... I was just worried that you guys had acctually constitutionalized it.
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« Reply #126 on: March 02, 2007, 11:27:01 pm »
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

      This Act may be cited as the 'Atlasian Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2007'.

SEC. 2. REPEAL OF UNITED NATIONS PARTICIPATION ACT.

      (a) Repeal- The United Nations Participation Act of 1945 (Public Law 79-264; 22 U.S.C. 287 et seq.) is repealed.

      (b) Termination of Participation in United Nations- The President shall terminate all participation by Atlasia in the United Nations, and any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations.

      (c) Closure of Atlasia Mission to United Nations- Atlasia Mission to the United Nations is closed. Any remaining functions of such office shall not be carried out.

SEC. 3. REPEAL OF UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS AGREEMENT ACT.

      (a) Repeal- The United Nations Headquarters Agreement Act (Public Law 80-357) is repealed.

      (b) Withdrawal- Atlasia withdraws from the agreement between Atlasia and the United Nations regarding the headquarters of the United Nations (signed at Lake Success, New York, on June 26, 1947, which was brought into effect by the United Nations Headquarters Agreement Act).

SEC. 4. ATLASIAN ASSESSED AND VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNITED NATIONS.

      (a) Termination- No funds are authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available for assessed or voluntary contributions of Atlasia to the United Nations or any organ, specialized agency, commission or other formally affiliated body thereof, except that funds may be appropriated to facilitate withdrawal of Atlasian personnel and equipment. Upon termination of Atlasia membership, no payments shall be made to the United Nations or any organ, specialized agency, commission or other formally affiliated body thereof, out of any funds appropriated prior to such termination or out of any other funds available for such purposes.

      (b) Application- The provisions of this section shall apply to all agencies of the United Nations, including independent or voluntary agencies.

SEC. 5. UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS.

      (a) Termination- No funds are authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available for any Atlasian contribution to any United Nations military operation.

      (b) Terminations of Atlasia Participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations- No funds may be obligated or expended to support the participation of any member of the Armed Forces of Atlasia as part of any United Nations military or peacekeeping operation or force. No member of the Armed Forces of Atlasia may serve under the command of the United Nations.

SEC. 6. WITHDRAWAL OF UNITED NATIONS PRESENCE IN FACILITIES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF ATLASIAN AND REPEAL OF DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY.

      (a) Withdrawal From Atlasian Government Property- The United Nations (including any affiliated agency of the United Nations) shall not occupy or use any property or facility of Atlasia Government.

      (b) Diplomatic Immunity- No officer or employee of the United Nations or any representative, officer, or employee of any mission to the United Nations of any foreign government shall be entitled to enjoy the privileges and immunities of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of April 18, 1961, nor may any such privileges and immunities be extended to any such individual. The privileges, exemptions and immunities provided for in the International Organizations Immunities Act of December 29, 1945 (59 Stat. 669; 22 U.S.C. 288, 288a-f), or in any agreement or treaty to which Atlasia is a party, including the agreement entitled `Agreement Between the United Nations and Atlasia Regarding the Headquarters of the United Nations', signed June 26, 1947 (22 U.S.C. 287), and the Convention on Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, entered into force with respect to Atlasia on April 29, 1970 (21 UST 1418; TIAS 6900; UNTS 16), shall not apply to the United Nations or any organ, specialized agency, commission or other formally affiliated body thereof, to the officers and employees of the United Nations, or any organ, specialized agency, commission or other formally affiliated body thereof, or to the families, suites or servants of such officers or employees.

SEC. 7. REPEAL OF UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION ACT.

      The joint resolution entitled `A joint resolution providing for membership and participation by Atlasia in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, and authorizing an appropriation therefor' approved July 30, 1946 (Public Law 79-565, 22 U.S.C. 287m-287t), is repealed.

SEC. 8. REPEAL OF UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM PARTICIPATION ACT OF 1973.

      The United Nations Environment Program Participation Act of 1973 (22 U.S.C. 287 note) is repealed.

SEC. 9. REPEAL OF ATLASIAN PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION.

      The joint resolution entitled `Joint Resolution providing for membership and participation by Atlasia in the World Health Organization and authorizing an appropriation therefor,' approved June 14, 1948 (22 U.S.C. 290, 290a-e-1) is repealed.

SEC. 10. REPEAL OF INVOLVEMENT IN UNITED NATIONS CONVENTIONS AND AGREEMENTS.

      As of the date of the enactment of this Act, Atlasia will end any and all participation in any and all conventions and agreements with the United Nations and any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations. Any remaining functions of such conventions and agreements shall not be carried out.

SEC. 11. REEMPLOYMENT WITH ATLASIAN GOVERNMENT AFTER SERVICE WITH AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION.

      Nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect the rights of employees under subchapter IV of chapter 35 of title 5, United States Code, relating to reemployment after service with an international organization.

SEC. 12. NOTIFICATION.

      Effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State External Affairs shall notify the United Nations and any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations of the provisions of this Act.

SEC. 13. EFFECTIVE DATE.

      Except as otherwise provided, this Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.
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« Reply #127 on: March 12, 2007, 06:04:21 am »
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Senate Resolution of Expulsion (Gully Foyle)

Whereas,
1. Article 1, Section 3, Clause 1 of the Constitution gives the right to the Senate to expel one it's member;
2. The Senator for District 1 has not involved himself in Senate proceedings since 6 February 2007, but has continued forum activity outside Atlasia;
3. The citizens of District 1 deserve equal representation;

It is hereby resolved that:
1. Senator Gully Foyle be expelled from the Senate;
2. The PPT shall give notice of this expulsion to the Secretary of Forum Affairs such that an election may be held to fill the seat with due haste.



I would ask that this matter be brought to the floor for consideration and vote as soon as possible.
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« Reply #128 on: March 16, 2007, 07:02:46 pm »
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Requirements for a Political Party Act
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Findings

There are 18 Political Parties (including Independent) and 71 citizens in Atlasia, which would average roughly 4 members per party. Many of the current parties have had minimal activity. This legislation shall attempt to make political parties act like a party.

Designations

A party shall have one of the following designations:
  • 1. New - A party shall be designated as "New" upon the time that the first person registers as a member of that party. It shall keep this designation until it meets the requirements for an "Organized" Party or until 60 days or a Presidential Election pass in which it shall become a "Unorganized" Party.
  • 2. Organized - A party shall be designated as "Organized" as long as it continues to meet the requirements stated in the Requirements section of this Act.
  • 3. Unorganized - A "New" Party that fails to meet the requirements of an "Organized" Party after 60 days of its formation or by the following Presidential Election, whichever comes later, shall be designated as an "Unorganized" Party.
  • 4. Disorganized - A party that was "Organized" but failed to meet to requirements to remain an "Organized" Party shall be designated as a "Disorganized" Party.
  • 5. Comedic - A party may designate itself a "Comedic" or Joke party in which the party has no serious political agenda. (Examples include the Atlasian Monster Raving Loony Party, Birthday Party, and King's Joke Parties.)
  • 6. Dissolved - If a party is Unorganized or Disorganized for an entire Presidential Election Cycle, it shall be "Dissolved" and its members shall be declared Independent.
  • 7. Major and Minor - An Organized Political Party with at least two members up to 5% of the total population of Atlasia is a Minor Organized Political Party while one with greater than 5% is a Major Organized Political Party.

Requirements

In order to be an Organized Party, a party must have:
  • 1. an ideological summary (such as Neo-Conservatism, Paleo-Libertarianism, Social Liberalism, Socialism, Hawkish Foreign Policy, Nationalism, Federalism).
  • 2. produce a platform (as defined by Section 3 of the Miscellany Act).
  • 3. a chairperson. (A party is free to have other officers as it so chooses.)
  • 4. a convention between every Presidential Election.
  • 5. more than one member.

Mergers

If two parties merge, than the new party shall have the designation of the party that was higher (New - Unorganized - Disorganized - Organized). It shall have 60 days to re-meet the Requirements.
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« Reply #129 on: April 02, 2007, 11:14:06 pm »
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ANTI EMO ACT

-An act, that if approved by the Atlasian Senate would outlaw all forms and associations of the followings of all groups relating to "emo" (emotional) followings.

1. This ban includes "emo" dress (including but not limited to very tight girl pants), music, and attitude, also including physical appearance including but not limited to wrist scars and scratch marks, black painted nails, and long comb-over style hair that unnaturally covers one eye.

2. This ban also includes law that the above mentioned aspects will also be enfoced upon all "goth" and "anarchy" followers as well, including all similar followings and offshoots.


I'd like this bill to be tabled by Calendars or the President of the Senate, and make it open to debate, amendment, and voting. (or whatever the normal procedure is if you please)
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« Reply #130 on: April 07, 2007, 03:55:15 am »
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Legalization of Prostitution Bill

Section 1: Applicability
1. This law shall only apply in the District of Columbia and in federal territories which do not form part of any Region.

Section 2: Findings
1. The criminalization of consensual sex in which money is paid for participation in the sex act is a violation of civil liberties.
2. The regulation of legalized brothels will allow for an increase in public safety by mandating tests and protections against sexually transmitted infections.

Section 3: Legalization of Prostitution
1. No law shall exist criminalizing the act of paying for participation in a sex act.
2. All prostitutes must be 18 or older, and must sign a legal statement that their actions are voluntary.
3. Anyone engaging in the services of a prostitute must be 18 or older.

Section 4: Limitations
1. No establishment where more than 3 prostitutes conduct their transactions with clients, nor one that is newly established in a non-residential structure, shall be permitted to be established within 200 yards of a public school.
2. Local governments shall have the right to regulate the prostitution industry, including for health and safety purposes. Such regulations may include, but are not limited to:
    - Requiring use of a registered location while engaging in business (i.e. forbidding 'street work');
    - Requiring mandatory drug and venereal disease tests;
    - Mandating use of contraceptive devices during business activities;
    - Implementing limits on prostitution stricter then those specified in Sections 1 to 3 of this act.
3. Where no local regulations exist as per Clause 2, the following regulations shall be followed:
    - Female prostitutes engaging in sexual intercourse with a male customer will be required to either use pregnancy-prevention contraceptives (including birth control, a condom, or a diaphragm) or sign a legal document beforehand waiving the right to seek child support from the customer.
    - Female customers engaging in sexual intercourse with a male prostitute will be required to either use pregnancy-prevention contraceptives (including birth control, a condom, or a diaphragm) or sign a legal document beforehand waiving the right to seek child support from the prostitute.
    - All prostitutes shall be required to utilize condoms during any sexual activity, unless both the customer and the prostitute sign a legal statement waiving any right to legal action if a venereal disease is transmitted through the act.
    - Prostitutes shall be required to obtain testing for venereal diseases, including HIV, once a month. If a venereal disease is detected, the prostitute is forbidden from seeing further customers, until and unless the disease is no longer present or is in a noncommunicable stage.
4. The government shall have the right to tax the services given by the prostitution industry in applicable areas.



Acceptance of Science Bill

Section 1: Abstinence
No funds from the federal government shall go towards any sex education curriculum that promotes any of the following beliefs as true or scientifically legitimate:
1.) the process of terminating a pregnancy is sinful, wrong, or murderous.
2.) the trait of homosexuality or bisexuality is an entirely conscious choice and/or is strange, unnatural, or sinful.
3.) the participation in homosexual sex acts is sinful, wrong, or unnatural.
4.) the proper use of contraceptive devices including but not limited to condoms is grossly ineffective in preventing pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections.
5.) engaging in sexual activity before marriage with proper precautions is immoral, dangerous, or sinful.
6.) males and females should limit themselves to careers which have historically been associated with masculine and feminine roles, respectively.

Section 2: Biology
No funds from the federal government shall go towards any scientific education curriculum that promotes any of the following beliefs as true or scientifically legitimate:
1.) the status of biological evolution as a scientific theory is somehow different or set apart from that of other scientific theories such as gravity or relativity.
2.) fossil evidence for biological macroevolution is largely inaccurate or misinterpreted by mainstream scientists, or presents a picture that contradicts with biological evolutionary theory.
3.) radioactive carbon dating is always inaccurate or scientifically unreliable.
4.) the age of the earth is less than ten thousand years.
5.) the origins of the universe and of life on earth are scientifically explained by religious texts or creeds.
6.) the complexity of certain types of life on earth are of such a magnitude that they present valid evidence for that of a higher power or "intelligent designer."
7.) the trait of homosexual behavior does not exist within the animal kingdom outside of humans.
8.) creation theories are valid within the scientific method.
9.) the Second Law of Thermodynamics disproves the Big Bang.



Decriminalization of LSD Bill

Section 1: Applicability
1. This law shall only apply in the District of Columbia and in federal territories which do not form part of any Region.

Section 2: In Regards to the Legal Status of LSD
1. The possession and consumption of LSD (also known as lysergic acid diethylamide, LSD-25, or "acid"), a non-addictive semisynthetic psychedelic drug, shall be lawful for anyone who is 18 years or older.
2. This law shall not be interpreted as to decriminalize driving under the influence of LSD.
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« Reply #131 on: April 08, 2007, 04:59:41 pm »
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Prohibition of My Chemical Romance Bill

Section 1: Applicability
1. This law shall apply in all Atlasian territories

Section 2: Findings
1. My Chemical Romance's music is some of the most awful sh!t ever created with some of the stupidest fans on Earth.

Section 3: Banning of My Chemical Romance
1. No person may possess a My Chemical Romance CD, record, tape, MP3 or any other digital audio format, t-shirt, poster or any other type of merchandise.
2. Anyone in violation of this act shall be fed to a lion.

Section 4: Limitations
1. This bill shall not apply to members of the Atlasian Senate, as it contains some of the few good people who actually do listen to My Chemical Romance for who knows what reason.
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« Reply #132 on: April 10, 2007, 07:39:38 pm »
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Extradition Bill

1. It shall be the policy of the government of Atlasia that no foreign person suspected of a crime will be extradited to a nation where he or she may receive the death penalty for that crime.



Repeal of the Sin Tax Bill

1. F.L. 11-6, National Sin Tax Act, is repealed.
2. Clause 2 of F.L. 15-5, Tax Increase Act, is repealed.



Discrimination Bill

1. This law shall only apply in the District of Columbia and any federal territories which do not form part of any Region.
2. Employment of persons shall not be denied or abridged on account of sexual orientation.
3. Any employer found guilty of violation of Clause 2 shall be fined no more than $5,000 per employee (or prospective employee) unlawfully denied employment, in addition to whatever damages a Court may award the employee (or prospective employee).



Death with Dignity Bill

Section 1: Application
1. This law shall apply only in federal territories and the District of Columbia.

Section 2: The Right to Die
1. The Right to a dignified death is hereby granted to all those mentally sane residents who are over the age of 18 of the applicable areas as specified in Section 1.
2. In order to invoke this Right, the person must sign a notice containing their wishes and must have the same signed by a public notary.
3. The method of assisting a dignified death to be employed by medical practitioners will be to write a prescription for lethal medication.  The medical practitioner who writes the prescription may not be present when the patient takes the medication.
4. This section shall not be construed as to legalize euthanasia, defined as the assisted suicide of a mentally sane patient where the doctor directly assists in the request.

Section 3: Medical Determinations
1. A person shall be deemed to be mentally sane if a certified medical practitioner with specialism in psychiatry shall certify the same in writing.
2. None of those performing certification pursuant to this Section may benefit directly or indirectly from the death of the person concerned, except as may occur through the payment for provision of services.

Section 4: Prosecutions
1. No medical practitioner writing a lethal medication for the person requesting a dignified death shall be prosecutable unless they have in some way deviated from or ignored the procedures outlined in this statute.
2. If a medical practitioner shall deviate from the procedure in this statute, then they shall be liable to have their medical license revoked and may be subject to prosecution in the Courts, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $100,000.
3. If a medical practitioner shall unduly encourage to invoke their rights as outlined in Section 2 or Section 3 and shall assist in executing these rights, or shall engage in direct action to hasten death without consent, then they shall be guilty of murder.
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« Reply #133 on: April 11, 2007, 01:43:51 pm »
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Fair Tax Act of 2007

1.) All citizens making less than $100,000 will pay 5% of their taxable income to the federal government
2.) All citizens making between $100,000 and $200,000 will pay 10% of their taxable income
3.) All citizens making between $200,000 and $1,000,000 will pay 15% of thier taxable income
4.) All citizens making over $1,000,000 will pay 18% of their taxable income
5.) A national sales tax of 18% will be collected on non-essential items
6.) A list of essential items will be agreed upon after passage
7.) This bill will take effect the following fiscal year after it is passed
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« Reply #134 on: April 14, 2007, 10:32:40 am »
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Presidential Elections Amendment

1. To change the amount of time between presidential elections to two months
2. To change Article II, Section II, Part 1 from:
Presidential elections shall be held in the month of February, June, and October to Presidential elections shall be held in the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December



Fairness to the Voter Amendment

1. To change the period of time it requires from a person registering to a person voting.
2. To change Article IV, Section 2, Part 4 of the constitution from:
In order to vote or be a candidate in an election, the person must have been a registered voter on the tenth day before that election to In order to vote or be a candidate in an election, the person must have been a registered voter on the third day before that election
3. A voter may also edit their vote up to 20 minutes after the original post


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« Reply #135 on: April 15, 2007, 08:01:32 am »
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Laotian Free Trade Bill

1. No tariffs, customs, or restrictions on movement of goods, except those that have been outlawed by the destination or interim nation, shall exist between the Republic of Atlasia and Laos.
2. The President and other officers of the Atlasian Government shall take such actions as may be necessary to implement the provisions of this act.
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« Reply #136 on: April 16, 2007, 03:21:04 am »
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Cambodian Free Trade Bill

1. No tariffs, customs, or restrictions on movement of goods, except those that have been outlawed by the destination or interim nation, shall exist between the Republic of Atlasia and Cambodia.
2. The President and other officers of the Atlasian Government shall take such actions as may be necessary to implement the provisions of this act.


Unlike Laos, Cambodia is a democracy. Of a sort.
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« Reply #137 on: April 16, 2007, 09:57:49 am »
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EDITED TO BECOME CONSTITUTIONAL

National Public Smoking Ban

Section 1: Bans
1. Smoking of tabacco, marijuna, and all other legal smokeable drugs can no longer be smoked on government property
2. The owner of non-government property may still decide whether or not to allow smoking on their premisis

Section 2: Fines
1. The fine for smoking in public shall be $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second, and $500 for the third and $1,000 for all other fines after.
2. The revenue will be used to fund the interstate highway system
3. The drug that was being smoked will have no effect on the penalties

Section 3: Private Smoking
1. All drugs shall be legal for private use
2. It is still illegal to grow your own drugs
3. All drugs made legal by the bill that were not legal already will be taxed at 20%

Section 4: Jurisdiction
1. This law shall only apply in DC and federal territories
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National Public Smoking Ban

Section 1: Bans
1. Smoking of tabacco, marijuna, and all other legal smokeable drugs can no longer be smoked on government property
2. The owner of non-government property may still decide whether or not to allow smoking on their premisis

Section 2: Fines
1. The fine for smoking in public shall be $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second, and $500 for the third and $1,000 for all other fines after.
2. The revenue will be used to fund the interstate highway system
3. The drug that was being smoked will have no effect on the penalties

Section 3: Private Smoking
1. All drugs shall be legal for private use
2. It is still illegal to grow your own drugs
3. All drugs made legal by the bill that were not legal already will be taxed at 20%

Unconstitutional
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National Public Smoking Ban

Section 1: Bans
1. Smoking of tabacco, marijuna, and all other legal smokeable drugs can no longer be smoked on government property
2. The owner of non-government property may still decide whether or not to allow smoking on their premisis

Section 2: Fines
1. The fine for smoking in public shall be $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second, and $500 for the third and $1,000 for all other fines after.
2. The revenue will be used to fund the interstate highway system
3. The drug that was being smoked will have no effect on the penalties

Section 3: Private Smoking
1. All drugs shall be legal for private use
2. It is still illegal to grow your own drugs
3. All drugs made legal by the bill that were not legal already will be taxed at 20%

Unconstitutional

I'm confused as to why, is there something I can do to constitutionalize it?
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« Reply #140 on: April 16, 2007, 10:40:22 am »
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National Public Smoking Ban

Section 1: Bans
1. Smoking of tabacco, marijuna, and all other legal smokeable drugs can no longer be smoked on government property
2. The owner of non-government property may still decide whether or not to allow smoking on their premisis

Section 2: Fines
1. The fine for smoking in public shall be $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second, and $500 for the third and $1,000 for all other fines after.
2. The revenue will be used to fund the interstate highway system
3. The drug that was being smoked will have no effect on the penalties

Section 3: Private Smoking
1. All drugs shall be legal for private use
2. It is still illegal to grow your own drugs
3. All drugs made legal by the bill that were not legal already will be taxed at 20%

Unconstitutional

I'm confused as to why, is there something I can do to constitutionalize it?

Easy, the Senate only has the power to regulate within the enumerated powers given to it otherwise all other powers are devolved to the regions. Unless you can frame this within one of the two Public Health powers of the Senate but those are specifically concerned with providing research grants and making rules and regulations regarding vaccination and quarentine.

So yes this is almost certainly unconstitutional. Now each different region can pass something like this but for this to be constitutional it has to be one of those "this only applies in the District of Columbia and other federal territories" half-measures or else it will run foul of Article I Section 5 of the Constitution.
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Cabinet Member Election Amendment

1. Allow cabinet members to be voted on by the citizens of Atlasia.
2. Elections will run concurrently the presidential elections
3. There shall be no term limits for cabinet members
4. IRV voting will used as in all elections
5. This pertains to all cabinet positions and any created or renamed in the future

EDITED: made into amendment
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« Reply #142 on: April 16, 2007, 04:54:56 pm »
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The following bill is being submitted as a bipartisan bill sponsored by both Senator DownWithTheLeft and Senator Ebowed

Abolition of Farm Subsidies For Real Bill

Whereas, F.L. 9-13 "Farm Subsidies Abolition Act" did not abolish farm subsidies:

1. Sections I, II, IV, and V of the Farm Subsidies Abolition Act are repealed.
2. All farm subsidies are hereby abolished, effective from Fiscal Year 2008.
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« Reply #143 on: May 01, 2007, 09:23:11 am »
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introduced as a Senate Resolution:

Resolution on the issue of Atlasian recognition of the United States of America

Whereas, contrary to the official standpoint of the Atlasian government, the United States of America are still in existence, and still in possession of all the territories formerly in their possession,

1. The Government of Atlasia is urged to recognize de jure the United States of America, and the legality of the government of the United States of America.
2. The Government of Atlasia is urged to establish diplomatic relations with the United States of America.
3. The Government and the people of Atlasia are urged to frigging come to grips with the fact that Atlasia ain't no superpower, but is in fact a tiny US-shaped country with a population in the low three-digits.



There. My parting gift.
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« Reply #144 on: May 01, 2007, 09:55:05 am »
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Automatic Assault Weapons Legalization Act

1. All automatic assualt rifles and weapons will be legal as of January 1, 2008
2. ID must be shown before buying the gun
3. No throughout background checks will be required, but can be performed
4. The weapons cannot be carried without a permit
5. This law applies in DC and federal territories

Redundant, fool.
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« Reply #145 on: May 01, 2007, 01:05:27 pm »
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introduced as a Senate Resolution:

Resolution on the issue of Atlasian recognition of the United States of America

Whereas, contrary to the official standpoint of the Atlasian government, the United States of America are still in existence, and still in possession of all the territories formerly in their possession,

1. The Government of Atlasia is urged to recognize de jure the United States of America, and the legality of the government of the United States of America.
2. The Government of Atlasia is urged to establish diplomatic relations with the United States of America.
3. The Government and the people of Atlasia are urged to frigging come to grips with the fact that Atlasia ain't no superpower, but is in fact a tiny US-shaped country with a population in the low three-digits.



There. My parting gift.

As outgoing (and final) GM I endorse this
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« Reply #146 on: May 02, 2007, 06:05:03 pm »
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The following bill is being introduced by Senator DownWithTheLeft with Mr. SouthParkConservative as a show of appreciation to the VP and we wish him luck in his current struggle.  We hope this bill will encourage research to be done on cancer.

Yates Cancer Research Bill
Section 1:
1.) All people who donate 5% of their income or more to cancer research will receive a 10% tax cut.
2.) All people who donate 10% of their income or more to cancer reserach will receive a 20% tax cut.
3.) This law will apply to donations made to research all types of cancer.

Section 2:
1.) The government will provide $10 million more to cancer research per year starting in 2009.
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« Reply #147 on: May 03, 2007, 07:18:10 pm »
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Legalization of Prostitution Bill

Section 1: Applicability
1. This law shall only apply in the District of Columbia and in federal territories which do not form part of any Region.

Section 2: Findings
1. The criminalization of consensual sex in which money is paid for participation in the sex act is a violation of civil liberties.
2. The regulation of legalized brothels will allow for an increase in public safety by mandating tests and protections against sexually transmitted infections.

Section 3: Legalization of Prostitution
1. No law shall exist criminalizing the act of paying for participation in a sex act.

Section 4: Limitations
1. Local governments shall have the right to regulate the prostitution industry, including for health and safety purposes. Such regulations may include, but are not limited to:
    - Requiring use of a registered location while engaging in business (i.e. forbidding 'street work');
    - Requiring mandatory drug and venereal disease tests;
    - Mandating use of contraceptive devices during business activities;
2. Where no local regulations exist as per Clause 2, the following regulations shall be followed:
- All prostitutes shall be required to utilize condoms during vaginal or anal intercourse.
    - Prostitutes shall be required to obtain testing for venereal diseases, including HIV, once a month. If a venereal disease is detected, the prostitute is forbidden from seeing further customers, until and unless the disease is no longer present or is in a noncommunicable stage.
3. The government shall have the right to tax the services given by the prostitution industry in applicable areas.
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« Reply #148 on: May 05, 2007, 06:09:06 pm »
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Enforcement of Half Plus Seven Rule Bill

1. No marriages after the effect of this bill shall be recognized in which one party to marriage's age is less than half the age of the other party plus seven years.
2. All current marriages covered by the law will remain valid, but upon divorce or death of one of the parties, the parties will be subject to the law as anyone else.
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« Reply #149 on: May 06, 2007, 07:49:12 am »
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Guam Statehood Act

1.) After a majority vote of the citizens of Guam voting in the affirmative for statehood in a referendum administered five days after the passage of this act by the territorial government of Guam, the Guam is hereby entered in the Union of Atlasia as the 52nd state under the name of Guam.

2.) Guam shall become a State in the Pacific.

3.) Guam shall be assigned to District 5 until the next round of redistricting when commensurate with the Constitution it shall be liable to be moved to another District.

4.) The State of Guam shall be given full rights from whichever district/region it’s placed into and be under full jurisdiction of the Atlasian constitution.
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