Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
December 16, 2017, 01:46:49 pm
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Election 2018 predictions for US Senate are now open!.

+  Atlas Forum
|-+  Atlas Fantasy Elections
| |-+  Atlas Fantasy Government (Moderator: Gustaf)
| | |-+  Legislation Introduction Thread
« previous next »
Pages: 1 ... 36 37 38 39 40 [41] 42 43 44 45 46 ... 74 Print
Author Topic: Legislation Introduction Thread  (Read 256996 times)
TJ in Wisco
TJ in Cleve
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 7028
United States


View Profile
« Reply #1000 on: February 16, 2012, 10:43:48 am »
Ignore

Quote
Corporate Governance Reform Act

Section 1: Atlasian Federal Court of Chancery
The Atlasian Federal Court of Chancery is hereby established. All corporate suits heard in federal court will be heard by the Court of Chancery. All rulings in the Court of Chancery will be determined by a qualified judge familiar with corporate laws rather than a jury of the general public. No criminal charges may be brought forth in the Court of Chancery.

Section 2: Executive Base Salary Limits
All federal restrictions on the size of executive base salary that may be may be deducted from corporate income are hereby repealed.

Section 3: Restrictions on Publically Traded Corporations
a.   The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 remains in force.
b.   The percentage of stock in a publically traded corporation operating within the Atlasia that is held through compensation to corporate officials, including options, may not exceed 7% of the total company stock.
c.   Stock options issued by a publically traded corporation must be expensed using the Fair Value Method. Use of the Intrinsic Value Method or any other method is hereby forbidden.

Section 4: Governance Directives
All publically traded corporations in Atlasia must either conform to or disclose their reason for non-conformance to the following directives:
a.   Directors must be accountable to shareholder inquiry concerning the key decisions that dictate the company’s direction.
b.   All investors must be treated equally along the principle of one share/one vote.
c.   A majority of the members of the Board of Directors of a publically traded company must be independent, meaning they are not past or current employees of the company.
d.   Equity-based compensation such as company stock or stock options must be approved by a majority vote of the shareholders. Likewise, all executive severance packages must be approved by a majority vote of the shareholders.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2012, 11:05:58 am by Senator TJ »Logged

"A thought sent back in time to the theocracy panic of 2005: If you dislike the religious right, wait till you meet the post-religious right." -Ross Douthat

Donald Trump is not a poster on the Atlas Forum, so no, I can't infract him for violating the ToS.
Scott
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 18312
United States
View Profile
« Reply #1001 on: February 25, 2012, 02:03:02 pm »
Ignore

The Atlasian Mountaintop Removal Ban Act

Section 1.)
The Senate of Atlasia hereby acknowledges:

  • That mountaintop removal is considered an 'extreme form' of mining that should be replaced by alternative means of energy production
  • That mountaintop removal hurts biodiversity
  • That mountaintop removal reduces workers
  • That mountaintop removal is a threat to the public health
  • That mountaintop removal is detrimental to the citizens of mountains which are affected

Section 2.)
The Atlasian government shall not distribute any permits to coal-mining industries whose practices would result in the topographical alteration and/or removal of a summit, summit ridge, or significant portion of a mountain, hill, or ridge.

Section 3.)
Mining industries that partake in this practice will be fined at a maximum of $2,000,000.  The final amount shall be determined in a court of law.

Section 4.)
The appropriate funds shall be allocated for enforcement of this bill.
Logged


Gabriel Cáceres

"He who feeds you, controls you." -Thomas Sankara
Scott
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 18312
United States
View Profile
« Reply #1002 on: February 26, 2012, 03:15:24 pm »
Ignore

The Fair Compliance Amendment

Article I, Section VI of The Atlasian Constitution is amended to read:
The Senate shall make no law that applies to the citizens of Atlasia that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Regional officers; and, the Senate shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Regional officers that does not apply equally to the citizens of Atlasia.
Logged


Gabriel Cáceres

"He who feeds you, controls you." -Thomas Sankara
GM R2D2
20RP12
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 27465
United States


Political Matrix
E: -4.39, S: -7.13

View Profile
« Reply #1003 on: February 26, 2012, 06:31:37 pm »
Ignore

The Fair Compliance Amendment

Article I, Section VI of The Atlasian Constitution is amended to read:
The Senate shall make no law that applies to the citizens of Atlasia that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Regional officers; and, the Senate shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Regional officers that does not apply equally to the citizens of Atlasia.

This is perhaps one of the best pieces of legislation ever introduced.
Logged

Early 2000s Metalcore is back
Junkie
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 798
United States


Political Matrix
E: 1.68, S: -4.35

View Profile
« Reply #1004 on: February 27, 2012, 04:24:03 pm »
Ignore

The Fair Compliance Amendment

Article I, Section VI of The Atlasian Constitution is amended to read:
The Senate shall make no law that applies to the citizens of Atlasia that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Regional officers; and, the Senate shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Regional officers that does not apply equally to the citizens of Atlasia.

This is perhaps one of the best pieces of legislation ever introduced.

So the Senate can't vote itself a raise? Darn it!
Logged
CLARENCE 2015!
clarence
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 4942
United States


View Profile
« Reply #1005 on: March 13, 2012, 09:18:57 pm »
Ignore

The Atlasian National Broadcaster Bill

This Bill will create a National Broadcaster.

a) Funding
The Atlasian National Broadcaster will be funded through a national levy that will be added to personal and corporate tax determinations. The additional levy will be 0.5% of taxable income.

Personal tax
- a National Broadcasting Levy of 0.5% of annual taxable income will be placed on individual incomes of $40,001 and up and household incomes of $50,001 and up.

Corporate taxation
- a National Broadcasting Levy of 0.5% of annual taxable income will be placed on corporate incomes of $350,001 and up.

Advertising
- No advertising for non-National Broadcasting programs or products will be permitted on television or radio.

b) Structure
Television
- this Bill will create one national television network within 12 months of this Bill being passed. An analogue signal will be in place until July 2014 and a digital signal in place from the inception.

Radio
- this Bill will create one national radio station within 12 months of this Bill being passed.

c) Management
This Bill create a advisory and management Board. The Board will be appointed by a Senate vote, based on public nominations. The Government will have no control over content.

The Management Board
- will consist of 5 Atlasians, with 6 month terms
- a Chair will be elected within the Board
- the role of the Management Board will be to determine programming, budget allocations and merchandising

The Advisory Board
- will consist of 3 Atlasians with 3 month terms
- the role of the Advisory Board will be to advise the Management Board in their deliberations.
Logged

CLARENCE 2015!
clarence
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 4942
United States


View Profile
« Reply #1006 on: March 19, 2012, 12:53:42 am »
Ignore

Justice to the Department of Justice Act


-The Attorney General must notify the Senate of any action he or she takes which conflicts with a regional or municipal policy

-Any Senator may then propose legislation to overrule the DOJ action

-If a 2/3 majority of Senators voting choose to overturn DOJ action- the ATtorney General must officially and publicly reverse his action and affirm the original regional or municipal policy

-If the Attorney General does not notify the Senate within 48 hours of his action in question, any Senator may initiate the process which then requires only a simple majority to overturn the DOJ action

Logged

Oakvale
oakvale
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 11558
Ireland, Republic of
Political Matrix
E: -0.77, S: -4.00

View Profile
« Reply #1007 on: March 27, 2012, 06:08:57 pm »
Ignore

Introducing on behalf of the administration -

The Homeowners Protection Bill:

Quote

From 1 May 2012, a 90-day moratorium on residential home foreclosures will come into effect.

After that 90-day period the following provisions are to be enacted.

1.   A bank cannot enforce a foreclosure unless the mortgagee can be provided with full documentation related to their mortgage conditions, including original signed documents. If the bank cannot provide full paperwork, the mortgagee must be permitted a further 90 days to renegotiate terms. If no original paperwork can be provided, or the bank no longer directly owns the mortgage, the foreclosure cannot continue.

2.   Any contravention of provision (1) will be met with a fine of $300,000 per episode and potential criminal prosecution.

3.   Any mortgagee may petition the federal government to issue a ‘foreclosure hold notice’ this document is to protect homeowners facing foreclosure due to financial circumstances beyond their control, such as medical expenses or disability.

4.   An application will be made to the county clerk’s office, the severity of the circumstances and the length of the hold is up to the determination of the clerk’s office. However, if granted a minimum hold period will be 30 days, with a maximum of 6 months.

5.   In the event that an agreement to sell the foreclosed home has been reached, the bank will give a minimum of 30 days notice to the mortgagee, and in the event that the house is sold for more than the mortgage is worth, the bank is only entitled to the total mortgage amount. Any additional monies generated by the sale are to be directed to the former homeowner.
Logged
CLARENCE 2015!
clarence
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 4942
United States


View Profile
« Reply #1008 on: March 27, 2012, 10:48:39 pm »
Ignore

No Unilateral Disarmament Act

-The President- or any one on his behalf- may not order a reduction in our nuclear arsenal without the approval by the Senate of a treaty which specifies equivalent proportional reductions in the nuclear arsenals of another nuclear-weapon state
Logged

Scott
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 18312
United States
View Profile
« Reply #1009 on: March 30, 2012, 04:08:57 pm »
Ignore

Introducing on behalf of the administration -

The Homeowners Protection Bill:

Quote

From 1 May 2012, a 90-day moratorium on residential home foreclosures will come into effect.

After that 90-day period the following provisions are to be enacted.

1.   A bank cannot enforce a foreclosure unless the mortgagee can be provided with full documentation related to their mortgage conditions, including original signed documents. If the bank cannot provide full paperwork, the mortgagee must be permitted a further 90 days to renegotiate terms. If no original paperwork can be provided, or the bank no longer directly owns the mortgage, the foreclosure cannot continue.

2.   Any contravention of provision (1) will be met with a fine of $300,000 per episode and potential criminal prosecution.

3.   Any mortgagee may petition the federal government to issue a ‘foreclosure hold notice’ this document is to protect homeowners facing foreclosure due to financial circumstances beyond their control, such as medical expenses or disability.

4.   An application will be made to the county clerk’s office, the severity of the circumstances and the length of the hold is up to the determination of the clerk’s office. However, if granted a minimum hold period will be 30 days, with a maximum of 6 months.

5.   In the event that an agreement to sell the foreclosed home has been reached, the bank will give a minimum of 30 days notice to the mortgagee, and in the event that the house is sold for more than the mortgage is worth, the bank is only entitled to the total mortgage amount. Any additional monies generated by the sale are to be directed to the former homeowner.

I would like to sponsor this bill in Oakvale's absence.
Logged


Gabriel Cáceres

"He who feeds you, controls you." -Thomas Sankara
TJ in Wisco
TJ in Cleve
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 7028
United States


View Profile
« Reply #1010 on: March 31, 2012, 02:20:18 pm »
Ignore

Primary System Introduction Act

1. In the case of multiple candidates of a single party seeking election in a single-position race (such as President, Governor, regional Senator, etc), a party may schedule a primary race between two or more candidates.

2. Only members of the party in question may vote in said primary, the means of which must be held in accordance to the voting system used in the race the candidates are running for.

3. All candidates may continue to run in the election in question, but only the winner of the primary may legally use the party label on the official ballot on election day.

4. Primaries are entirely optional and are left to the discretion of the political parties.

I would like to sponsor this bill in Marokai's absence.
Logged

"A thought sent back in time to the theocracy panic of 2005: If you dislike the religious right, wait till you meet the post-religious right." -Ross Douthat

Donald Trump is not a poster on the Atlas Forum, so no, I can't infract him for violating the ToS.
People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee
North Carolina Yankee
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 37584
United States


View Profile
« Reply #1011 on: March 31, 2012, 05:22:40 pm »
Ignore

No more then three of those languishing no sponsor bills per Senator. If the time comes I don't want to be hampered by the 3 bill limit rule.
Logged

People's Speaker of the Atlasian House of Representatives

Solidarity Forever
Alfred F. Jones
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 9572
United States


View Profile
« Reply #1012 on: April 09, 2012, 09:21:14 am »
Ignore

If it's not too much trouble, I'd like to fulfill a campaign promise:

The National Muffin Act

The national muffin of the Republic of Atlasia shall be the chocolate-chip muffin.
Logged

There is a lot of humor to be mined from this as the mind of LBJ in the body of an 18 month old baby girl is quite hilarious.

19:08   oakvale   keep your furry horror out of here please

Alfred is the Atlasian equivalent of a malevolent deity.

Pingvin
Pingvin99
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 2800
Estonia


Political Matrix
E: 5.87, S: 6.70


View Profile
« Reply #1013 on: April 09, 2012, 10:30:28 am »
Ignore

If it's not too much trouble, I'd like to fulfill a campaign promise:

The National Muffin Act

The national muffin of the Republic of Atlasia shall be the chocolate-chip muffin.
I'm ready to co-sponsor it.
Logged

Solidarity Forever
Alfred F. Jones
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 9572
United States


View Profile
« Reply #1014 on: April 09, 2012, 11:04:34 am »
Ignore

If it's not too much trouble, I'd like to fulfill a campaign promise:

The National Muffin Act

The national muffin of the Republic of Atlasia shall be the chocolate-chip muffin.
I'm ready to co-sponsor it.
Huzzah!

Let's wait until the important stuff gets done, though.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2012, 08:41:24 pm by Senator Alfred F. Jones »Logged

There is a lot of humor to be mined from this as the mind of LBJ in the body of an 18 month old baby girl is quite hilarious.

19:08   oakvale   keep your furry horror out of here please

Alfred is the Atlasian equivalent of a malevolent deity.

Pingvin
Pingvin99
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 2800
Estonia


Political Matrix
E: 5.87, S: 6.70


View Profile
« Reply #1015 on: April 11, 2012, 01:11:01 am »
Ignore

When we got current stuff passed, I'd like to introduce following legislation.
Quote
To authorize assistance for women and girls in Afghanistan, and for other purposes.


Be it enacted by the Senate of the Atlasia.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Access for Afghan Women Act of 2012'.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Senate makes the following findings:

1. Despite the removal of the Taliban from power, women in Afghanistan continue to experience brutal violation of their human rights, generally outside of Kabul where warlords are reexerting control.

2. Strong and continued Atlasian support can ensure that the advances made by Afghan women since the fall of the Taliban will continue and grow, rather than recede.

3. The Atlasia has made a substantial contribution to the emergency relief and humanitarian efforts for Afghanistan. Completing the Atlasian mission in Afghanistan will also require significant and long-term investments in development and reconstruction assistance.

4. The maternal mortality rate in Afghanistan is the second highest in the world, with recent reports estimating that every 30 minutes an Afghan woman dies of pregnancy related causes, or approximately 15,000 women every year. The estimated maternal mortality rate of 1,600 deaths per 100,000 live births can be significantly reduced through access to primary health care services, including safe birthing supplies, emergency obstetric care, prenatal and postnatal care, contraception, and prevention and treatment for the effects of sexual coercion and rape.

5. Women comprise 75 percent or more of the refugees and internally displaced in camps, urban areas, and villages in Afghanistan.

6. 85 percent of Afghanistan's population lives in rural areas. The women in rural areas perform vital roles in food production, processing, and preparation. Successful reconstruction and development assistance must target rural women as part of any agricultural interventions.

7. Within Afghanistan and outside of Afghanistan, local women's organizations are delivering critical services and have the knowledge and experience to assist the Atlasia in delivering effective relief aid.

8. The Afghan Ministry for Women's Affairs is an important ministry that is essential for re-establishing women's human rights, ensuring that women are included in all development efforts, and delivering critical legal, health, education, and economic services to women throughout Afghanistan's 30 provinces.

9.  Afghan women are taking the initiative to reach across the conflict divide and foster peace. Women's perspectives and experiences in seeking solutions to conflicts are necessary to ensure lasting peace.

10. Adequate security in both urban and rural areas is essential if women and girls are to exercise their human rights, work, attend school, and otherwise participate in and benefit from humanitarian and development programs sponsored by the Atlasia.

SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT OF AFGHAN WOMEN'S FUND.

(a) ESTABLISHMENT- The Administrator of the Atlasian Agency for International Development shall establish a fund for the purpose of assisting women and girls in Afghanistan in the areas of political and human rights, health care, education, training, security, and shelter.

(b) ACTIVITIES SUPPORTED- The fund established under subsection (a) shall support the following activities:

(1) Direct financial and programmatic assistance to the Ministry of Women's Affairs in Afghanistan (hereafter in this section referred to as the `Ministry') to promote the strengthening of the Ministry as the Government of Afghanistan continues its transition to a long-term government structure and to enable the Ministry to fulfill its mandate. The Ministry may use such assistance to support activities such as the following:

(A) Multiyear women-centered economic development programs, including programs to assist widows, female heads of household, women in rural areas, and disabled women.

(B) Collaboration with the Ministry of Health to construct culturally appropriate health infrastructure and delivery of high-quality comprehensive health care programs, including primary, maternal, child, reproductive, and mental health care.

(C) Programs to prevent trafficking in persons, assist victims, and apprehend and prosecute traffickers in persons.

(2) Direct financial assistance to the National Human Rights Commission of Afghanistan.

(3) Construction of women's educational facilities in Afghanistan.

(c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $22,500,000 for each of the fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015 and such sums as are necessary for each subsequent fiscal year.

SEC. 4. ASSISTANCE TO AFGHANISTAN.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, not less than 15 percent of the aggregate amount of economic and humanitarian assistance authorized to be made available to Afghanistan for each of the fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015 shall be made available for assistance directly to Afghan-led local nongovernmental organizations, including Afghan women-led organizations, with demonstrated experience in delivering services to Afghan women and children to support their programmatic activities and organizational development. In recognition of the appreciating capacity of Afghan-led local nongovernmental organizations, including Afghan women-led organizations, an appropriate percentage of the aggregate amount of economic and humanitarian assistance authorized to be made available to Afghanistan for fiscal year 2006 and each subsequent fiscal year shall be made available for assistance directly to Afghan-led local nongovernmental organizations, including Afghan women-led organizations.

SEC. 5. REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO UNITED STATES ACTIVITIES IN AFGHANISTAN.

(a) IN GENERAL- Activities described in subsections (b) through (e) that are carried out by the Atlasia in Afghanistan shall comply with the applicable requirements contained in such subsections.

(b) GOVERNANCE OF AFGHANISTAN- With respect to the governance of Afghanistan, the applicable requirements are the following:

(1) Include the perspectives and advice of Afghan women's organizations, networks, and leaders in Atlasia policymaking related to the governance of Afghanistan.

(2) Promote the inclusion of a significant number of women in future legislative bodies to ensure that women's full range of human rights are included and upheld in any constitution or legal structures of Afghanistan.

(3) Encourage the appointment of women to high level positions within Afghan Ministries.

(c) POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT- With respect to activities relating to post-conflict stability in Afghanistan, the applicable requirements are the following:

(1) Encourage Atlasian organizations that receive funds authorized by this Act to partner with or create Afghan-led counterpart organizations and provide these organizations with significant financial resources, technical assistance, and capacity building.

(2) Increase women's access to or ownership of productive assets such as land, water, agricultural inputs, credit, and property.

(3) Provide long-term financial assistance for primary, secondary, higher, nontraditional, and vocational education for Afghan girls, women, boys, and men.

(4) Integrate education and training programs for former combatants with economic development programs to encourage their reintegration into society and to promote post-conflict stability.

(5) Provide assistance to rehabilitate children affected by the conflict, particularly child soldiers.

(6) Support educational efforts to increase awareness with respect to landmines, facilitate the removal of landmines, and provide services to individuals with disabilities caused by landmines.

(d) AFGHAN MILITARY AND POLICE- With respect to training for military and police forces in Afghanistan, the applicable requirements are the following:

(1) Include training on the protection, rights, and the particular needs of women and emphasize that violations of women's rights are intolerable and should be prosecuted.

(2) Encourage such trainers who will carry out the activities in paragraph (1) to consult with women's organizations in Afghanistan to ensure that training content and materials are adequate, appropriate, and comprehensive.

(e) RELIEF, RESETTLEMENT, AND REPATRIATION OF REFUGEES AND INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS- With respect to the relief, resettlement, and repatriation of refugees and internally displaced persons in Afghanistan, the applicable requirements are the following:

(1) Take all necessary steps to ensure that women refugees and internally displaced persons in camps, urban areas, and villages are directly receiving food aid, shelter, relief supplies, and other services from Atlasian-sponsored programs.

(2) Take all necessary steps to ensure that women refugees in camps, urban areas, and villages are accessing high-quality health and medical services, including primary, maternal, child, and mental health services.

(3) Take all necessary steps to ensure that women and children in refugee camps are protected from sexual exploitation.

(4) Take all necessary steps to ensure refugees and internally displaced persons that seek to return to their place of origin can do so voluntarily, safely, and with the full protection of their rights. Atlasian-sponsored efforts shall not coerce refugees or internally displaced persons to return to their places of origin.

SEC. 6. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the President shall prepare and transmit to Senate a report that contains documentation of the progress in implementing the requirements of section 5. All data in the report shall be disaggregated by gender.

Co-sponsors: Sen. Alfred F. Jones (Labor-NY)
« Last Edit: April 11, 2012, 09:13:42 am by Senator Pingvin »Logged

Solidarity Forever
Alfred F. Jones
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 9572
United States


View Profile
« Reply #1016 on: April 11, 2012, 07:35:48 am »
Ignore

I'll co-sponsor this along with Senator Pingvin.
Logged

There is a lot of humor to be mined from this as the mind of LBJ in the body of an 18 month old baby girl is quite hilarious.

19:08   oakvale   keep your furry horror out of here please

Alfred is the Atlasian equivalent of a malevolent deity.

GM R2D2
20RP12
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 27465
United States


Political Matrix
E: -4.39, S: -7.13

View Profile
« Reply #1017 on: April 11, 2012, 07:19:12 pm »
Ignore

Bi-partisanship Smiley
Logged

Early 2000s Metalcore is back
Solidarity Forever
Alfred F. Jones
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 9572
United States


View Profile
« Reply #1018 on: April 11, 2012, 08:42:26 pm »
Ignore

Bi-partisanship Smiley
Is it as rare as IRL? The votes I've been in so far have been pretty unanimous.
Logged

There is a lot of humor to be mined from this as the mind of LBJ in the body of an 18 month old baby girl is quite hilarious.

19:08   oakvale   keep your furry horror out of here please

Alfred is the Atlasian equivalent of a malevolent deity.

GM R2D2
20RP12
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 27465
United States


Political Matrix
E: -4.39, S: -7.13

View Profile
« Reply #1019 on: April 14, 2012, 10:54:00 am »
Ignore

Bi-partisanship Smiley

Is it as rare as IRL? The votes I've been in so far have been pretty unanimous.

It's gotten pretty nasty on more than a few occasions. Not as bad as IRL, though.
Logged

Early 2000s Metalcore is back
People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee
North Carolina Yankee
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 37584
United States


View Profile
« Reply #1020 on: April 17, 2012, 09:38:15 pm »
Ignore

Quote
Empowering Regions in Federal Elections Take Three Amendment

1. A region's governing body shall have the authority to determine procedures for administration of voting and certification of election results for their own Class A Senate elections currently scheduled in the months of February, June, and October.

2. A region's governing body may determine the means of election to Class A Senate election.

3. To ensure a fair process of election, any alternative system of voting chosen by the region's governing body for Class A Senate elections must be conducted in public, on-site, and may not disqualify any candidate meeting the qualifications set in the Constitution.

4. If a region fails to open a vote for their Senator within 12 hours of when polls must open, a Federal Officer of the Executive Branch shall open the vote on behalf of the region.
Logged

People's Speaker of the Atlasian House of Representatives

People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee
North Carolina Yankee
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 37584
United States


View Profile
« Reply #1021 on: April 19, 2012, 04:40:34 pm »
Ignore

Quote
Expulsion Simplification OSPR Amendment
Article 12: Expulsion Procedures
1. 1. A Senator may motion for the expulsion of any other sitting Senator, provided that the aforementioned Senator has not posted anything in the Senate for 14 consecutive days and has not declared a leave of absence before. This shall be done by creating a thread in the Atlas Fantasy Government Board specifically motioning for expulsion of the aforementioned Senator.

2. If the motion is seconded by another Senator, the PPT shall start another thread to shall commence debate and hear the reasons for the expulsion motion and provide an opportunity for the Senator being expelled to respond and defend himself. Debate on the expulsion for the Senator shall last for no less then 72 hours. Once 72 hours has expired, a Senator may motion for an extension of 48 hours to the debating period.

3. After all time has expire, the PPT shall close the debate and open a vote on the expulsion of the senator. The vote shall require, in accordance with Article 1 Section 3 Clause 1 of the Constitution, two thirds of the Senate to vote in the affirmative to expel the Senator. The vote shall last for 120 hours or until enough Senators have voted in the affirmative (7) or negative (4).

4. Following the expulsion of a Senator, the PPT shall inform the public of its actions and inform the Secretary of Federal Elections of the occurrence of a vacancy in the expelled Senator’s seat.


Logged

People's Speaker of the Atlasian House of Representatives

CLARENCE 2015!
clarence
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 4942
United States


View Profile
« Reply #1022 on: April 22, 2012, 09:39:53 pm »
Ignore

I would like to sponsor approval of Ben's Foreign Policy Review
Logged

ilikeverin
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 15845
Timor-Leste


View Profile
« Reply #1023 on: April 24, 2012, 11:22:41 pm »
Ignore

Quote
Equal Representation Amendment
The following changes are 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 200 or more posts and whose account is not at least 60 days old.
2. Article I, Section 4, Clause 1 shall be amended to read as follows: The Senate shall be divided into two classes: Class A, which shall comprise the Senators elected from the Districts, and Class B, which shall comprise Senators elected by a form of proportional representation.
3. Article I, Section 4, Clause 4 shall be repealed, with subsequent clauses renumbered.
4. Article I, Section 4, Clause 5 shall be amended to read as follows: If a vacancy shall occur in a Senate seat more than twenty-one days before the regularly scheduled election for that seat, then a special election shall be called to fill the remainder of the vacated term within one week of the vacancy occurring; Special elections to the Senate shall begin within ten days of the vacancy occurring and shall begin between midnight Eastern Standard Time on a Thursday and 0001 Eastern Standard Time on the first Friday thereafter, and shall conclude exactly 72 hours after beginning.
5. A new Section (4) shall be added in Article IV that reads as follows:

1. The Districts used for the purposes of electing Senators need not be contiguous. However, there can be no more than one State dividing the States in a District.

2. The Governors of the five Regions shall apportion the various States to the Districts by a two-thirds majority in the months of January, May, and September according to the census of those registered voters who voted in the last scheduled federal election which shall be carried out as the Senate may specify with appropriate legislation.

3. The difference between the number of those registered voters who voted in the last scheduled federal election in any two Districts shall be no more than three more than the minimum possible difference.

4. Districts shall be numbered from one to five in any way that the Governors shall see fit.

5. For the purposes of this Section, the District of Columbia and any other federally-administered districts as determined by the Senate shall be treated as a State.

6. Should a State lack land borders with other States, then the Senate may establish reasonable contiguity borders for the purposes of this Section by appropriate legislation.
Logged

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in Atlasia
CLARENCE 2015!
clarence
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 4942
United States


View Profile
« Reply #1024 on: April 29, 2012, 11:09:15 am »
Ignore

The following bill is based on this legislation- http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr3192/text

Pregnant Women Support Act

1- The purpose of this bill is to provide for programs that reduce the need for abortion, help women bear healthy children, and support new parents.

2- DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ON ABORTION.
(a) In General- Health facilities that perform abortions in or affecting interstate commerce shall obtain informed consent from the pregnant woman seeking to have the abortion. Informed consent shall exist only after a woman has voluntarily completed or opted not to complete pre-abortion counseling sessions.

(b) Accurate Information- Counseling sessions under subsection (a) shall include the following information:

(1) The probable gestational age and characteristics of the unborn child at the time the abortion will be performed.

(2) How the abortion procedure is performed.

(3) Possible short-term and long-term risks and complications of the procedure to be performed.

(4) Options or alternatives to abortion, including, but not limited to, adoption, and the resources available in the community to assist women choosing these options.

(5) The availability of post-procedure medical services to address the risks and complications of the procedure.

(c) Exception- This section shall not apply when the pregnant woman is herself incapable, under State law, of making medical decisions. This section does not affect or modify any requirement under State law for making medical decisions for such patients.

3- The terms "child" and "individual" as used by any state provider of health coverage shall include an unborn child

4- INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN.
`In the case of a woman who has had at least 12 months of creditable coverage before seeking individual health insurance coverage, such individual health insurance coverage, and the health insurance issuer offering such coverage, may not impose any preexisting condition exclusion relating to pregnancy as a preexisting condition, any waiting period, or otherwise discriminate in coverage or premiums against the woman on the basis that she is pregnant.'.

5- CONTINUATION OF COVERAGE FOR NEWBORNS.
`(a) Notification- In the case of a pregnant woman who is covered under a group health plan, or under group health insurance coverage, for other than family coverage, the plan or issuer of the insurance shall provide notice to the woman during the 5th month of pregnancy, during the 8th month of pregnancy, and within 2 weeks after delivery, of the woman's option to provide continuing coverage of the newborn child under the group health plan or health insurance coverage under subsection (b).

`(b) Option of Continued Coverage for Newborns- In the case of a pregnant woman described in subsection (a) who has a newborn child under a group health plan or under group health insurance coverage, the plan or issuer offering the coverage shall provide the woman with the option of electing coverage of the newborn child at least through the end of the 30-day period beginning on the date of birth of the child and no waiting period or preexisting condition exclusion shall apply with respect to the coverage of such a newborn child under such plan or coverage. Such continuation coverage shall remain in effect, subject to payment of applicable premiums, for at least such period as the Secretary specifies.'.

6- GRANTS FOR THE PURCHASE OR UPGRADE OF ULTRASOUND EQUIPMENT.
`(a) In General- The Secretary may make grants for the purchase of ultrasound equipment. Such ultrasound equipment shall be used by the recipients of such grants to provide, under the direction and supervision of a licensed medical physician, ultrasound examinations to pregnant women consenting to such services.

7- SERVICES TO PATIENTS RECEIVING POSITIVE TEST DIAGNOSIS FOR DOWN SYNDROME OR OTHER PRENATALLY DIAGNOSED CONDITIONS.
It is the purpose of this section, after the diagnosis of an unborn child with Down syndrome or other prenatally diagnosed conditions, to--

(A) increase patient referrals to providers of key support services to assist parents in the care, or placement for adoption, of a child with Down syndrome, or other prenatally diagnosed conditions, as well as to provide up-to-date, science-based information about life-expectancy and development potential for a child born with Down syndrome or other prenatally diagnosed condition;

(B) provide networks of support services described in subparagraph (A) through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention patient and provider outreach program;

(C) improve available data by incorporating information directly revealed by prenatal testing into existing State-based surveillance programs for birth defects and prenatally diagnosed conditions; and

(D) ensure that patients receive up-to-date, scientific information about the accuracy of the test.

8- GRANTS FOR INCREASING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST PREGNANT WOMEN IN CARRYING THEIR PREGNANCIES TO TERM AND TO ASSIST NEW PARENTS.
(a) Grants- The Secretary may make grants to States to increase public awareness of resources available to pregnant women to carry their pregnancy to term and to new parents.

(b) Use of Funds- The Secretary may make a grant to a State under this section only if the State agrees to use the grant for the following:

(1) Identification of resources available to assist pregnant women to carry their pregnancy to term or to assist new parents, or both.

(2) Conducting an advertising campaign to increase public awareness of such resources.

(3) Establishing and maintaining a toll-free telephone line to direct people to--

(A) organizations that provide support services for pregnant women to carry their pregnancy to term;

(B) adoption centers; and

(C) organizations that provide support services to new parents.

Logged

Pages: 1 ... 36 37 38 39 40 [41] 42 43 44 45 46 ... 74 Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines