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« Reply #350 on: April 16, 2008, 09:57:50 pm »
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Well let's have another try with this, I changed a number of things with the bill that will hopefully make it a bit better.

School Standards Reform Bill Part Deux
 
Section 1: Terms
For the purposes of this legislation:
1.   “Elementary school” shall refer to any school offering only grades below 5th, inclusive.
2.   “Middle school” shall refer to any school offering only grades below 8th, inclusive, with at least one grade above 6th, inclusive.
3.   “High school” shall refer to any school offering at least one grade above 9th, inclusive.

Section 2: Elementary School Reforms
1.   All public elementary schools shall be required to offer pre-K and Kindergarten classes to all students within the district whose guardians wish them to be enrolled.
2.   All children must be enrolled in school, public or otherwise, within one and a half years of their fourth birthdays.

Section 3: Middle School Reforms
1.   All public middle schools must offer at least one foreign language. Enrollment may be optional.
2.   All students in grades 6 through 8 shall be required to study science, English, history, and mathematics for all of their three years in said grades. All public middle schools must offer said subjects for all three grades.

Section 4: High School Reforms
1.   All public high school students must complete, between 9th and 12th grade, at least four courses in mathematics, four courses in English, three courses in a single foreign language, three courses in the social sciences, one course in Atlasian/American history, four courses of science with at least three of said courses lab intensive.
2.   All public high schools must offer classes on mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, English, American/Atlasian history, world history, and at least (but not limited to) two different foreign languages (listed below in 4.2.1) sufficient in number to allow students to complete the above requirements.
   1.   All high schools must offer courses in at least two of the following languages: Spanish,          French, German, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Chinese and Japanese. Other language courses  not listed are allowed providing that at least two of the preceding languages are offered.
3. All public high schools with a student body greater than 400 must offer at least 3 advanced courses (Advanced Placement, Running Start and International Baccalaureate are acceptable), adding additional courses is encouraged.

Section 5: Interpretation
This legislation shall not be interpreted as to override any stricter standards upheld by law within any Regions or lower-level authorities, nor to discourage school districts or students from exceeding the minimum requirements.

Section 6: Effective Date
This legislation shall come into effect on August 10, 2010, unless that date is less than a year and a half following passage, in which case it shall come into effect on August 10, 2011.
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« Reply #351 on: April 17, 2008, 10:57:32 pm »
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Legislation Tabling Bill

The following shall be added to Article 5 of the Official Senate Procedural Resolution:

Section 5: Rules on Motions to Table
1.   Any Senator can, during a period of debate, introduce a motion to table the legislation.
2.   The PPT shall open a vote on the motion to table. This vote shall last for a maximum of two (2) days during which time the Senators must vote. Voting may be declared final at any time if the motion to table has been approved or rejected.
3.   For the motion to table to pass, two thirds of the Senate must vote for the motion.
4.   Tabled legislation shall be taken off the Senate floor.
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« Reply #352 on: April 17, 2008, 11:07:19 pm »
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Thought it might be interesting/fun to debate:

War Prevention Bill

Section 1: Findings
To be able to ensure that war is avoided and only pursued when absolutely necessary those making the decision need to have a personal attachment to the choice to go to war.
Section 2: Terms
If Atlasia invades a sovereign nation before being attacked itself and the President of Atlasia has healthy offspring ages 18-35 then the offsring must be enrolled in the military from the start of hostilities.
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« Reply #353 on: May 23, 2008, 03:52:39 am »
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On behalf of the Attorney-General:

Supreme Court Bar Bill
Section 1: Findings
   1. The role of legal professionals needs formal recognition and a framework under Law.
   2. The system for providing state counsel to criminal defendants would not provide as competent counsel as is feasible.

Section 2: The Supreme Court Bar
   1. There shall be a Supreme Court Bar.
   2. Admittance to the Supreme Court Bar shall be at the discretion of the Supreme Court.
   3. The Supreme Court may make regulations pertaining to the Supreme Court Bar, including regulations regarding activity (posting frequency), expulsion and admittance.
   4. The Supreme Court may delegate administrative duties to the Attorney General as it sees fit.

Section 3: Representation of Criminal Defendants
   1. Section 7, Clauses 1 through 3 of the Consolidated Criminal Justice Act is repealed.
   2. Defendants in criminal trials shall not be denied access to legal counsel from an active Atlasian citizen. A defendant shall have the right to waive his right to legal counsel.
   3. If a defendant requests that a Federal Court appoint counsel for him, then the Court shall appoint a member of the Supreme Court Bar to represent the defendant.
   4. A Supreme Court Bar member shall be able to refuse to represent a defendant on grounds of conflict of interest, however, final determination of conflict of interest shall be made by the Supreme Court.
   5. Any member of the Supreme Court Bar who refuses to represent a state criminal defendant without proper excuse shall be expelled from the Supreme Court Bar.
   6. The Supreme Court may make regulations pertaining to the appointment of counsel in a trial, including systems for rotation between different counsel.
   7. No person shall be a member of the Supreme Court Bar without being a registered Atlasian citizen who has had at least one vote counted in the past two regular scheduled elections. If a person was not a registered voter at the time of the last scheduled election, then he shall be able to hold a provisional membership of the Bar until the next scheduled election at the discretion of the Supreme Court.
   8. The Attorney General may nominate persons he deems fit for membership of the Supreme Court Bar to the Supreme Court. Individual citizens may nominate themselves for membership of the Supreme Court Bar, but shall require the sponsorship of an existing member of the Bar.
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« Reply #354 on: May 30, 2008, 08:28:36 pm »
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Something interesting for debate:

Gasoline Price Stabilization Bill
1. In the interests of maintaining current standards of fuel efficiency and market-driven innovation, the federal government of Atlasia shall establish a minimum price of gasoline such that no gasoline shall be sold at a price lower than said price.
2. This price shall be $4.00 per gallon as of January 1, 2009, and shall be adjusted to inflation for all subsequent years.
3. A federal tax on the sale of gasoline shall be enacted that will apply to all gasoline sales at values below $4.00 per gallon and shall raise the price of gasoline to $4.00 per gallon or the equivalent value adjusted for inflation, but not higher.
4. This shall not be construed as to override any Regional or state-level gasoline taxes already in effect.
5. The government of Atlasia shall resolve to consider the subsidization of gasoline prices for individuals determined to be excessively adversely affected by the price of gasoline.
6. This legislation shall come into effect on January 1, 2009.
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« Reply #355 on: June 17, 2008, 01:28:23 pm »
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Partisanship Requirement Amendment

Article V, Section 2, Clause 1 is amended to read as follows: A person may become a registered voter if he has attained twenty-five posts at the forum. In registration, the person must state his name and State of fantasy residence; in addition, he must may optionally state a political affiliation with an organized political party. If the party a person is affiliated with is declared unorganized, the person will have one week to affiliate with another organized political party.

Article V, Section 1, Clause 8 is amended to read as follows: Any political party of five or more members is considered to be an organized political party. If the membership of a political party is less than five members for more than one week, the party will be declared unorganized. A party may not attempt to reorganize for one month after it is declared unorganized. The benefits of being an organized political party may be determined by the Senate by appropriate legislation.



While I understand the moral reasons why people choose to be registered independents and members of very small parties... this ultimately is a game first and a functioning democracy second. If we want the game to work better, we need a better party system.
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« Reply #356 on: June 17, 2008, 01:39:22 pm »
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While I understand the moral reasons why people choose to be registered independents and members of very small parties... this ultimately is a game first and a functioning democracy second. If we want the game to work better, we need a better party system.

While I agree that the resurgence of parties is good for Atlasia, I'm not sure requiring parties is the best mechanism for this.  IMHO, the Senate just killed the best motivating reason for party membership when they moved from party appointment of PR-STV vacancies to special elections, but I digress.
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« Reply #357 on: June 17, 2008, 01:43:51 pm »
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While I understand the moral reasons why people choose to be registered independents and members of very small parties... this ultimately is a game first and a functioning democracy second. If we want the game to work better, we need a better party system.

While I agree that the resurgence of parties is good for Atlasia, I'm not sure requiring parties is the best mechanism for this.  IMHO, the Senate just killed the best motivating reason for party membership when they moved from party appointment of PR-STV vacancies to special elections, but I digress.

I'm open to any amendments or other ideas entirely that people have. My hope is that this will start a wider discussion that will fix the dismal party structure we have right now.

And you're certainly right on the PR-STV matter.
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« Reply #358 on: June 17, 2008, 07:07:17 pm »
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On behalf of Xahar, for once he actually brings up an issue that I can agree with:

Amendment to End the Budget Requirement

1. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution is hereby repealed.
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« Reply #359 on: July 01, 2008, 05:11:52 pm »
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Amendment [to be determined] to the Atlasian Constitution

Be it resolved that:

The constitution of Atlasia be amended by insertion of the following text as Article IV, Section 1, Clause 5.

"In times of emergency or regional inactivity, the Secretary of Forum Affairs shall be empowered to open and close regional voting booths for regional office, referenda, and constitutional amendment ratification regions as to protect the peoples’ right to cast a ballot. Such power shall be granted on a limited basis at the president’s discretion."
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« Reply #360 on: July 01, 2008, 07:50:13 pm »
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Introduced on behalf of Attorney General Bell:

Amendment to 24 hour waiting period in the OSPR

Article 5, Section 2 of the OSPR is amended with the addition of a Clause 4:

4. Clauses 2 and 3 shall not apply in cases where no votes have been cast against a piece of legislation. In these cases, the PPT shall publicly declare the vote total to be final and shall apply said vote total to the legislation. All Senators shall be prohibited from changing their votes on the legislation after this time.
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« Reply #361 on: July 03, 2008, 03:02:43 am »
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Introduced on behalf of President-elect Mr. Moderate:

Carbon Import Tax

Be it resolved that:

1. Manufacture of Goods for Import.  The government of Atlasia impose a carbon tax on all goods imported for sale. The tax imposed shall be equivalent to the carbon tax which would have been imposed had the goods been manufactured domestically. It shall be the responsibility of the foreign manufacturer to pay said tax upon the exchange of goods to an Atlasian individual or corporation.

2. Transportation of Goods for Import.  All fuel used for the primary purpose of importing goods for sale in Atlasia shall be subject to the Atlasian carbon tax. It shall be the responsibility of the foreign transporter to pay said tax upon the delivery of goods to an Atlasian individual or corporation.

3. Exemption.  Foreign manufacturers and transporters may apply any foreign-based carbon taxes as deductions from the carbon tax imposed by the country of Atlasia. No manufacturer or transporter shall be subject to rebate of foreign carbon taxes in excess of the Atlasian rate.

4. Effective Date.  The Carbon Import Tax shall enter into effect on January 1, 2009.
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« Reply #362 on: July 03, 2008, 12:36:26 pm »
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Immigration Reform Bill:

1. All illegal immigrants who wish to become residences of this country will be able to do so in an easy process. The immigrants shall notify the Atlasian government at least four months before coming into the country. The atlasian government will look at the person's background, including criminal record and other records. The government will send a notification back to the upcoming immigrant saying if he has been accepted or turned down by the government to come into the country.

2. Two months before coming into the country, the upcoming immigrant will send forms to the Atlasian government to both apply for a drivers license and for health care. Once the upcoming immigrant is given the health care and drivers license for Atlasia, then he must wait two more months before coming into the country.

3. After the two month period, the immigrant will be allowed into the country. The immigrant must report to the state government within thirty days for notification that the immigrant is now a citizen of Atlasia.

This bill, if passed,  will make the immigration system better. It will allow the immigrant to come into the country already having health care, a drivers license, and admission to become an Atlasian citizen.
Only senators can introduce bills, which you are not.  Again, even if Duke doesn't go back on this joke, you can't take the oath of office until 4:00 CDT today

BTW, this bill makes no sense.  I've written some bad bills, but this is the biggest joke to ever come across the senate

Also BTW, as to the wording in Sec. 1, if the immigrant hasn't entered the country, how are they an immigrant, let alone an illegal one
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« Reply #363 on: July 03, 2008, 01:42:33 pm »
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Immigration Reform Bill:

1. All illegal immigrants who wish to become residences of this country will be able to do so in an easy process. The immigrants shall notify the Atlasian government at least four months before coming into the country. The atlasian government will look at the person's background, including criminal record and other records. The government will send a notification back to the upcoming immigrant saying if he has been accepted or turned down by the government to come into the country.

2. Two months before coming into the country, the upcoming immigrant will send forms to the Atlasian government to both apply for a drivers license and for health care. Once the upcoming immigrant is given the health care and drivers license for Atlasia, then he must wait two more months before coming into the country.

3. After the two month period, the immigrant will be allowed into the country. The immigrant must report to the state government within thirty days for notification that the immigrant is now a citizen of Atlasia.

This bill, if passed,  will make the immigration system better. It will allow the immigrant to come into the country already having health care, a drivers license, and admission to become an Atlasian citizen.
Only senators can introduce bills, which you are not.  Again, even if Duke doesn't go back on this joke, you can't take the oath of office until 4:00 CDT today

BTW, this bill makes no sense.  I've written some bad bills, but this is the biggest joke to ever come across the senate

Also BTW, as to the wording in Sec. 1, if the immigrant hasn't entered the country, how are they an immigrant, let alone an illegal one
I was not told about the time delay on when I can take the oath of office. If it will work things out, I will take the oath of office again at or a little after 4:00 pm today.

You have no right to call my legislation a joke legislation.
Gporter, isn't it naptime yet at the pre-k?
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Immigration Reform Bill:

1. All illegal immigrants who wish to become residences of this country will be able to do so in an easy process. The immigrants shall notify the Atlasian government at least four months before coming into the country. The atlasian government will look at the person's background, including criminal record and other records. The government will send a notification back to the upcoming immigrant saying if he has been accepted or turned down by the government to come into the country.

2. Two months before coming into the country, the upcoming immigrant will send forms to the Atlasian government to both apply for a drivers license and for health care. Once the upcoming immigrant is given the health care and drivers license for Atlasia, then he must wait two more months before coming into the country.

3. After the two month period, the immigrant will be allowed into the country. The immigrant must report to the state government within thirty days for notification that the immigrant is now a citizen of Atlasia.

This bill, if passed,  will make the immigration system better. It will allow the immigrant to come into the country already having health care, a drivers license, and admission to become an Atlasian citizen.

lol. Is that a joke?
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« Reply #365 on: July 03, 2008, 02:06:44 pm »
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Gporter, isn't it naptime yet at the pre-k?
for you, yes.
DAMN BURNED!!! LOL

Anyway, at least you'll never actually be a senator
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« Reply #366 on: July 03, 2008, 02:26:40 pm »
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STOP.  This is not the proper forum for debate.

Take it elsewhere.
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« Reply #367 on: July 03, 2008, 04:45:46 pm »
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On behalf of President-elect Mr. Moderate again:

Mass Transit Infrastructure Investment Act of 2008

Whereas the revenue expected from the FY 2009 component ($5 per metric tonne of a total $10 per metric tonne tax) of the domestic Carbon Tax is expected to be an estimated $30 billion, and;

Whereas the Atlasian Senate finds that this environmental-based impact fee is best spent through investment in new mass transit options and research into alternative energy,

Therefore be it resolved that:

1. Funding Allocation. Atlasia shall dedicate 50% of the FY2009 carbon tax component ($2.5 per metric tonne or $15 billion in total), as a one time grant towards the new construction, upgrade, and maintenance of mass transit options.
Said funds shall be apportioned based on Atlasia’s regional population figures as of July 4, 2008:
  • Northeast Region, $4.77 billion (31.8%)
  • Southeast Region, $3.585 billion (23.9%)
  • Mideast Region, $2.73 billion (18.2%)
  • Pacific Region, $2.55 billion (17.0%)
  • Midwest Region, $1.365 billion (9.1%)

2. Funding Earmarks. The funds outlined in Section 1 shall be earmarked towards the planning and completion of the following proposed mass transportation projects:
Northeast Region
  • SEPTA (Pennsylvania): Plan and construct a SEPTA extension from Philadelphia to Allentown on existing tracks via Bethlehem, Quakertown, and Lansdale.
  • SEPTA (Pennsylvania): Plan and construct an extension of the Route 100 light rail service (Norristown High-Speed Line) to King of Prussia.
  • NJ Transit (New Jersey): Plan and construct an extension of the Raritan Valley Line on existing tracks past the High Bridge, NJ terminus to Phillipsburg, NJ; Easton, PA; Bethlehem, PA; and Allentown, PA.
  • MBTA (Massachusetts): Construct an extension of the Green Line MBTA service past the Lechmere terminus to include new stops in Somerville, MA at Washington St., Union Square, Gilman Square, Lowell St., and Ball Square; and new stops in Medford at College Avenue (Tufts), Winthrop St., and West Medford. (Estimated cost: $0.39 billion.)
  • Metro North (Connecticut): Plan and construct commuter rail service between New Haven, CT and Springfield, MA via Hartford, including seven new rail stations with upgraded platforms (“max build” scenario as defined by the September 2004 Transportation Strategy Board proposal). (Estimated cost: $0.558 billion.)
Southeast Region
To be determined.
Mideast Region
To be determined.
Pacific Region
To be determined.
Midwest Region
To be determined.

3. Matching Funds Requirement. To be eligible for the mass transit grants outlined in Section 1, participating regional legislatures must agree to a minimum 25% match of these funds. “Matching funds” will be defined as the amount in excess of the regional FY 2008 mass transportation budget as adjusted for inflation.
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« Reply #368 on: July 04, 2008, 12:35:17 pm »
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Bill Abolishing Capital Punishment Within the Atlasian Military
1. No branch of the Atlasian military may use the death penalty as punishment in cases involving anyone (including foreigners, prisoners of war, spies, and deserted or mutinied soldiers).



I'm not reintroducing Ebowed's transfat XO.
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Act to repeal the Deregistration Act

1. The Deregistration Act (F.L. 11-1) is hereby repealed.

2. Deregistration shall not be possible in Atlasia in the future.

3. The status of past deregistrations is not affected by this act.

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On behalf of President Mr. Moderate I am pleased to introduce the following:

Second Amendment to the Consolidated Electoral System Reform Act

Be it resolved that:

Section 3, Clause 1 shall be amended as follows:
1. Strike the first instance of “midnight Eastern Standard Time on the first Thursday” and amend by inserting “0001 Eastern Time on the first Friday”.
2. Strike the second instance of “standard”.

Section 5, Clause 1 shall be amended as follows:
1. Strike existing Section 5, Clause 1 in its entirity.
2. Insert new Section 5, Clause 1 to read as follows:
“The new election shall be held between 0001 Eastern Time on the second Friday after the initial election and 0001 Eastern Time on the first Friday thereafter, and shall conclude exactly 72 hours after the beginning.”

Section 15 shall be renumbered Section 16.

Amend by inserting the following as “Section 15: Definition of Midnight”
“For the purposes of elections held in the country of Atlasia, ‘midnight’ shall be defined as the earliest possible moment in the day.”
 

Amendment [to be determined] to the Atlasian Constitution

Be it resolved that:

1. Regular elections to the Senate and Presidency shall begin between 0001 Eastern Time on the second to last Friday of the month in which they otherwise would have started and 0001 Eastern Standard Time on the first Friday thereafter, and shall conclude exactly 72 hours after beginning.

2. Special elections to the [[Senate]] shall begin within ten days of the vacancy occurring and shall begin between 0001 Eastern Standard Time on a Friday and 0001 Eastern Standard Time on the first Friday thereafter, and shall conclude exactly 72 hours after beginning.

3. The exact time at which a given election or vote shall begin may be determined by the voting booth administrator subject to such restrictions as may be imposed by Law.

4. The Ninth and Eleventh Amendments are repealed.
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« Reply #371 on: July 06, 2008, 04:46:41 pm »
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As promised...

Legalization of Heroin Bill

Section 1: Findings
1. Heroin is a white, crystalline, narcotic powder, C21H23NO5, derived from morphine, formerly used as an analgesic and sedative.
2. The pharmaceutical price of heroin is only 5% of the average street price of heroin.

Section 2: Applicability
1. This law shall remove all federal restrictions on heroin in addition to legalization in Nyman and other federal territories which do not form a region.
2. The Regions of Atlasia shall be free to legalize and regulate heroin in any manner which they may choose.

Section 3: In Regards to the Legal Status of Heroin
1. The possession and consumption of heroin shall be legal.
2. This law shall not be interpreted as to decriminalize driving under the influence of heroin.
3. Penalties for driving under the influence of heroin shall be the same as those for driving under the influence of alcohol and other substances.

Section 4: Taxation
1. Taxes on heroin will be 30% per gram.  Individual regions may set their own taxes on heroin as they see fit in addition to the federal tax which shall not exceed 20%.
2. Federal revenue raised from taxes on heroin shall be spent as follows:
   a.) 50% to a newly created National Opiate Addiction Help Center
   b.) 25% to funding for the needle exchange program created by the Atlasian Policy Regarding HIV/AIDS
   c.) 25% to improvements to federal interstate highways
3. Regional revenue generated from sales of heroin shall be used however the region deems necessary by a vote of the people upon voting for legalization.
4. The National Opiate Addiction Help Center shall not be funded by any other taxes.
5. The National Opiate Addiction Help Center shall focus on treatment options not involving methodone

Section 5: Purchases
1. Heroin shall be available at any licensed pharmacies.
2. Heroin shall not require a prescription but will kept behind the counter under all circumstances.
3. Individuals not in possession of the proper licenses shall still be prohibited from selling heroin.

Section 6: Age Restrictions
1. No one under the age of 18 shall be allowed to purchase heroin
2. Any pharmacist selling heroin to a person under the age of 18 shall be subject to any of the following:
   a.) a fine not to exceed $100,000
   b.) 30 days in a regional prison
   c.) a suspension or revokal of license
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« Reply #372 on: July 06, 2008, 08:01:10 pm »
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For Xahar:

Please introduce:

United Nations Reform Act

Section 1: Findings
   1. The current structure of the United Nations is unfair and gives excessive power to the major Allies of World War II and to very small states.
   2. Reform of the system in use by the United Nations is necessary for it to fulfill its envisioned role.

Section 2: Requirements for a Fair United Nations
   1. The United Nations Security Council and General Assembly shall be abolished.
   2. A Parliamentary Assembly, either elected or appointed, shall replace the Security Council and General Assembly.
   3. Seats in the Parliamentary Assembly shall be apportioned by one of the following methods: Schwarzenberg's weighted voting, Provisional People's Assembly Method, one person, one vote, or the Penrose method.
   4. No nation shall have veto power over any decision reached by the Parliamentary Assembly.
   5. The Secretary-General shall be chosen by a vote of the Parliamentary Assembly.

Section 3: Implementation
   1. Atlasia shall not give any funds to the United Nations.
   2. The Atlasian representative must use his power of veto to block all UN business.
   3. Clauses 1 and 2 of this section shall be rendered null and void upon the issuance of an Executive Order countersigned by the Secretary of External affairs certifying that the organization of the United Nations is within the letter and spirit of this law.
   4. After the process described in Clause 3 of this section renders Clauses 1 and 2 of this section null and void, they may be reinstated upon the issuance of an Executive Order countersigned by the Secretary of External affairs certifying that the organization of the United Nations is no longer within the letter and spirit of this law.

Gasoline Consumer Protection Act

   1. All prices for gasoline displayed at gas stations must be rounded up to the nearest cent.
   2. If a station is found noncompliant, the company operating the station shall be fined 10% of the earnings at that station during the period of noncompliance.

These two are still waiting.
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« Reply #373 on: July 06, 2008, 08:07:47 pm »
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After careful thought, I will withdraw the UN Reform Bill, if Xahar wishes to make another bill that talks solely about Atlasia's role in the United Nations, then I would be more than willing to re-introduce
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« Reply #374 on: July 07, 2008, 03:25:42 pm »
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Constitutional Amendment

That the following changes be made to the Atlasian Constitution:

1. Article I, Section 1, Clause 2 shall be amended to read as follows: No person shall be a Senator who has not attained a hundred or more posts.

2. Article I, Section 4, Clause 1 shall be amended to read as follows: The Senate shall be divided into two classes: Class A and Class B, both of which shall be elected by a form of proportional representation.

3. Article I, Section 4, Clause 4 shall be amended to read as follows: If a vacancy shall occur in any Senate seat, then a special election shall be called to fill the remainder of the vacant term within one week of the vacancy occurring.

4. Article I, Section 4, Clause 5 shall be amended to read as follows: However, if a vacancy shall occur less than two weeks before the end of the term in question, then no special election shall be necessary.
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