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« Reply #1800 on: January 04, 2016, 09:24:53 pm »

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Education Reform Act

1. Students with a strong interest in STEM-related fields and have maintained a GPA of at least a 90 throughout high school will receive a full scholarship to the public university of their choosing for one year. They would be eligible to continue receiving scholarships based on how well they maintain their grades in college, and would be able to renew it every year. Students from high-income families shall not be eligible.

2. Students from low- or medium-income families who do not fulfill the above requirements but passed high school with at least a 60 average shall be eligible to receive low- or no-interest loans from the Atlasian Government, which would be payed back gradually over time to avoid burdening people with massive amounts of debt.

3. Veterans shall have all expenses payed for four years at any public university.

4. The Government of Atlasia shall increase funding for vocational education, either at existing public schools or by opening new technical or vocational schools.

5. Low-income parents may request government-funded school vouchers to allow their children to attend government-approved private schools.
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« Reply #1801 on: January 07, 2016, 05:52:16 pm »

Cetacean and Pinniped Protection and Establishment of Rights Bill

1. All cetaceans and pinnipeds shall henceforth be protected as non-human persons, entitling them to the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
2. Owners of entertainment or other venues currently holding cetaceans and/or pinnipeds imprisoned will have up to 12 months to comply with the stipulations of this act, immediately upon becoming law.
3. Persons found to be in violation of section 1 (including mistreatment, enslavement, intended harm, or murder of a cetacean or pinniped, or involvement in smuggle or trade of cetacean-made or pinniped-made products) will be fined a maximum of $948,500 and/or imprisoned for a maximum of 5 years per violation.
a. The maximum fine of $948,500 shall be subject to an annual increase adjusted for inflation.
4. An exemption shall remain in place for indigenous Alaskans, subject to review in five years.
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« Reply #1802 on: January 14, 2016, 09:17:59 pm »

Introduced in the executive slot; as always, polish it up and we'll discuss more details once debate is opened:

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Closing Election Loopholes Act of 2016

(Pick one of the following two)

1a. A voter in a presidential election must explicitly express his/her selection for both President and Vice President by writing both names in one post in the voting booth.

1b. A declared or write-in candidate in a presidential election may only run as part of one ticket, indicating such in the Candidate Declaration Thread, or through his or her vote in the case of a write-in candidacy. A declared or write-in candidate in a presidential election must have a declared Vice Presidential candidate in order to be a valid candidate.

(1b would eliminate the need to explicitly post President & Vice President as covered in 1a if further clarified under the "ticket" concept)

2. No voter may make any post in the voting booth that is not the voter's ballot, or the voter's ballot is valid.



3. [SOFTENING/REPEAL OF THE "20-MINUTE RULE" HERE]
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« Reply #1803 on: January 17, 2016, 12:16:29 pm »

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Election Certification Clarity Act

1. Election results are to be certified by the Secretary of Federal Election, or his designee, no sooner than 1 week (7 days) after the ending of the voting period and no later than 2 weeks (14 days) after the ending of the voting period.
2. This law supersedes any other law applicable to this matter.
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« Reply #1804 on: January 17, 2016, 12:50:11 pm »

Introduced in the executive slot; as always, polish it up and we'll discuss more details once debate is opened:

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Closing Election Loopholes Act of 2016

(Pick one of the following two)

1a. A voter in a presidential election must explicitly express his/her selection for both President and Vice President by writing both names in one post in the voting booth.

1b. A declared or write-in candidate in a presidential election may only run as part of one ticket, indicating such in the Candidate Declaration Thread, or through his or her vote in the case of a write-in candidacy. A declared or write-in candidate in a presidential election must have a declared Vice Presidential candidate in order to be a valid candidate.

(1b would eliminate the need to explicitly post President & Vice President as covered in 1a if further clarified under the "ticket" concept)

2. No voter may make any post in the voting booth that is not the voter's ballot, or the voter's ballot is valid.



3. [SOFTENING/REPEAL OF THE "20-MINUTE RULE" HERE]
I'll sponsor it for you.
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« Reply #1805 on: January 31, 2016, 08:47:45 pm »
« Edited: February 01, 2016, 01:19:40 pm by Senator Truman »

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An Act
to Address the Collapse of Republican Government in the Pacific Region
and Provide for the Reconstruction of the Same

Section 1 (Title)
i. The long title of this Act shall be the "Reconstruction of the Pacific Act of 2016." It may be cited as the "Reconstruction Act" or "ROPA."

Section 2 (Emergency Powers)
WHEREAS, it has recently become evident that the term of the previous Governor and Legislative Council of the Pacific Region expired without elections being held to choose their successors, and that the office of the Chief Judicial Officer has sat vacant since before the end of the old year;

WHEREAS, it can therefore be concluded that the Pacific Region is without a functioning government, as no person or body has any legal or Constitutional claim to office in that Region;

WHEREAS, it is the moral and Constitutional duty of the Senate to secure for each Region a stable and republican government;

i. The Senate of the Republic of Atlasia hereby empowers the President of the Republic to appoint an Emergency Commissioner for the Pacific Region, who shall be empowered to organize the election of a democratic government for that Region under the existing Constitution thereof.
ii. The Emergency Commissioner shall serve as the acting chief executive of the Pacific until such time as the new Governor and Legislative Council shall have been elected, with all the rights and privileges bestowed upon the Governor of the Pacific Region by the Constitution thereof; but the elections described in this Act shall begin no more than seven (7) days following the appointment of the Commissioner by the President.
iii. The new Governor and Council having been inaugurated, the Emergency Commissioner will continue to oversee progress in the Pacific until such time as the President shall see fit to dismiss him.
iv. If, at any point following the elections prescribed in Section 2.i of this Act, one of the officers thus elected shall have made no post on the Regional Government board for a period exceeding two weeks (336 hours), said officer shall be relieved of his duties under the Pacific Constitution. The Emergency Commissioner will then have the authority to organize a special election to fill the vacated post.
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« Reply #1806 on: March 17, 2016, 09:04:29 pm »

Quote from: Executive Authority to Eliminate ISIS
1. The President shall be given the authority to seek and destroy ISIS elements within Atlasia with only constitutional limitations on power.
2. The President may authorize any kill-or-capture raid against ISIS targets abroad, regardless of national borders.
3. This legislation shall go into effect immediately and must be up for reauthorization on the twentieth of every month.
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« Reply #1807 on: March 24, 2016, 05:05:18 pm »

Quote from: Protection from Criminals Act
No unit of government receiving funding from the federal government shall permit a civil court to certify a lawsuit in which the claim was originated by criminal activity.
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« Reply #1808 on: March 25, 2016, 04:17:38 pm »

Quote from: Present Employee Representation Act
Once per decade following the effective date of this legislation, 50% of employees in a unionized workplace who were not employed/a member of the representing union at the time of workplace unionization may initiate a secret ballot vote to reauthorize or decertify the representing union.
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« Reply #1809 on: March 26, 2016, 08:41:20 pm »

Quote from: Complete the Constitution Sense of the Senate Resolution
We in the Senate, the right and honorable representatives of the people, urge that the Constitutional Convention present a final document for approval by May 1st, 2016.
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« Reply #1810 on: March 28, 2016, 12:47:43 am »

Quote from: Atlasian Reincorporation Act
Section 1.
Any region may charter a code international incorporation law which exempts currently foreign businesses claiming Atlasian citizenship on their taxes in the new fiscal year from federal securities law on investments abroad, federal taxation, federal labor laws, and federal financial disclosure laws.
Section 2.
Corporations filed under the aforementioned codes shall pay a 2%-of-income usage fee.
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« Reply #1811 on: April 17, 2016, 06:02:37 pm »

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Privatize the Atlasian National Broadcaster Act

1. The Atlasian National Broadcaster Bill shall be repealed.

2. The Atlasian National Broadcaster shall be sold to Nyman Weekly for $10 billion on May 1, 2016.
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« Reply #1812 on: May 16, 2016, 07:35:48 pm »

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Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2016

1. The Republic of Atlasia, hereby declares the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization in conjunction with other countries that already have including Russia and Egypt.

2. The Muslim Brotherhood has called for the destruction of Atlasia and its allies and the call for a so called "global jihad."

3. The Republic of Atlasia hereby freezes all money or supplies given to the Muslim Brotherhood if there are any, immediately after the passage of this bill.
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« Reply #1813 on: May 16, 2016, 08:56:50 pm »

Emergency, unless we want to cross the event horizon without a truly functioning legislative branch, no regional government and no executive branch. This was the original intent when we amended the ConCon at the tail end, but we missed amending this catch-all provision.

Quote from: Article X of the Fourth Constitution

Section 2 (Implementation)
i. Following the ratification of this Constitution, the incumbent President of the Republic of Atlasia shall designate a temporary Elections Officer, who shall administer the election of the new House of Representatives. Elections for these offices will be conducted according to the regulations set forth in this Constitution and the existing body of law, and shall commence not more than two weeks following the receipt of the certificates of ratification from the several Regions.
ii. Concurrently with the aforementioned balloting, the Elections Officer shall administer the election of legislative committees in each of the three Regions consisting of one delegate for every seven citizens thereof. The committees will be empowered to organize the election of the first Senate, and then to devise a permanent Constitution establishing a permanent government for their Region. But under no circumstances shall the committees presume to legislate on matters not pertaining to either of the aforementioned tasks, and shall be immediately dissolved upon their completion.
iii. At such time as both the Senate and the House of Representatives shall be seated, this Constitution shall be considered fully implemented; and accordingly all acts and offices established under the previous Constitution, or those of the former Regions, shall cease to hold any authority within the Republic of Atlasia, with the exception of President and Vice President.
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« Reply #1814 on: May 16, 2016, 09:45:52 pm »

Quote from: Article X of the Fourth Constitution
Section 2 (Implementation)
i. Following the ratification of this Constitution, the incumbent President of the Republic of Atlasia shall designate a temporary Elections Officer, who shall administer the election of the new House of Representatives. Elections for these offices will be conducted according to the regulations set forth in this Constitution and the existing body of law, and shall commence not more than two weeks following the receipt of the certificates of ratification from the several Regions.
ii. Concurrently with the aforementioned balloting, the Elections Officer shall administer the election of legislative committees in each of the three Regions consisting of one delegate for every seven citizens thereof. The committees will be empowered to organize the election of the first Senate, and then to devise a permanent Constitution establishing a permanent government for their Region. But under no circumstances shall the committees presume to legislate on matters not pertaining to either of the aforementioned tasks, and shall be immediately dissolved upon their completion.
iii. At such time as both the Senate and the House of Representatives shall be seated, this Constitution shall be considered fully implemented; and accordingly all acts and offices established under the previous Constitution, or those of the former Regions, shall cease to hold any authority within the Republic of Atlasia, with the exception of the incumbent President and Vice President.
I will sponsor this on behalf of the president.
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« Reply #1815 on: May 17, 2016, 02:56:37 pm »

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Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2016

1. The Republic of Atlasia, hereby declares the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization in conjunction with other countries that already have including Russia and Egypt.

2. The Muslim Brotherhood has called for the destruction of Atlasia and its allies and the call for a so called "global jihad."

3. The Republic of Atlasia hereby freezes all money or supplies given to the Muslim Brotherhood if there are any, immediately after the passage of this bill.

     I will sponsor this on the citizen's behalf to be introduced upon ratification of the new Constitution.
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« Reply #1816 on: May 17, 2016, 03:16:18 pm »

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Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2016

1. The Republic of Atlasia, hereby declares the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization in conjunction with other countries that already have including Russia and Egypt.

2. The Muslim Brotherhood has called for the destruction of Atlasia and its allies and the call for a so called "global jihad."

3. The Republic of Atlasia hereby freezes all money or supplies given to the Muslim Brotherhood if there are any, immediately after the passage of this bill.

     I will sponsor this on the citizen's behalf to be introduced upon ratification of the new Constitution.
Thank You, Mr. Senator.
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« Reply #1817 on: May 20, 2016, 07:17:50 pm »

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An Act
to Amend the Atlasian-Canadian Common Market Agreement
in accordance with the Plans for Regional Consolidation
established under the Fourth Constitution of this Republic

Section 1 (Title)
i. The long title of this Act shall be, "the Consolidation Amendment to the Atlasian-Canadian Common Market Agreement." It may be referenced as the "Consolidation Amendment Act" or as "CA-ACCMA."

Section 2 (Definitions)
i. "Northern Region" refers to the Region, established by the Fourth Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia, consisting of the states of Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Vermont.
ii. "Western Region" refers to the Region, established by the Fourth Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia, consisting of the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Section 3 (Amending the ACCMA)
i. Article V, Section 5 of the Atlasian-Canadian Common Market Agreement is amended to read as follows:
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Atlasian citizens having temporary or permanent residence within Canada, for business purposes or otherwise, shall be permitted to register for federal and regional elections according to their provincial or territorial place of residence, as follows:

a. Atlasian citizens living in New Brunswick, New Foundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec shall be registered in the Northern Region for regional and federal elections.

b. Atlasian citizens living in Alberta, British Colombia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, and Yukon Territory shall be registered in the Western Region for regional and federal elections.


Section 4 (Implementation)
i. This Act shall take effect upon the ratification of the Fourth Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia.

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An Amendment
to the Fourth Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia

Section 1. Article II, Section 1, clause iv of the Fourth Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia is amended to read as follows:
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iv. The western Region shall consist of the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
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« Reply #1818 on: May 20, 2016, 07:46:33 pm »

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An Act
to Amend the Atlasian-Canadian Common Market Agreement
in accordance with the Plans for Regional Consolidation
established under the Fourth Constitution of this Republic

Section 1 (Title)
i. The long title of this Act shall be, "the Consolidation Amendment to the Atlasian-Canadian Common Market Agreement." It may be referenced as the "Consolidation Amendment Act" or as "CA-ACCMA."

Section 2 (Definitions)
i. "Northern Region" refers to the Region, established by the Fourth Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia, consisting of the states of Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Vermont.
ii. "Western Region" refers to the Region, established by the Fourth Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia, consisting of the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Section 3 (Amending the ACCMA)
i. Article V, Section 5 of the Atlasian-Canadian Common Market Agreement is amended to read as follows:
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Atlasian citizens having temporary or permanent residence within Canada, for business purposes or otherwise, shall be permitted to register for federal and regional elections according to their provincial or territorial place of residence, as follows:

a. Atlasian citizens living in New Brunswick, New Foundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec shall be registered in the Northern Region for regional and federal elections.

b. Atlasian citizens living in Alberta, British Colombia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, and Yukon Territory shall be registered in the Western Region for regional and federal elections.


Section 4 (Implementation)
i. This Act shall take effect upon the ratification of the Fourth Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia.

I urge the Senate to immediately pass this vital piece of legislation!

And give the South the Caribbean (or at least restore Puerto Rico) for balance!
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« Reply #1819 on: May 20, 2016, 08:19:13 pm »

I fully support steps to get Arizona back where it belongs: in our Region. I hear that Canadians are nice also: in any case, the West could use some maple syrup in it's diet Wink.
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« Reply #1820 on: May 20, 2016, 09:40:26 pm »

And give the South the Caribbean (or at least restore Puerto Rico) for balance!
That's already taken care of - Puerto Rico was included from the start.

I fully support steps to get Arizona back where it belongs: in our Region.
I suppose we could have made it a Region of its own - that would have made JCL happy, at least. Wink
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« Reply #1821 on: May 20, 2016, 09:46:59 pm »

I fully support steps to get Arizona back where it belongs: in our Region.
I suppose we could have made it a Region of its own - that would have made JCL happy, at least. Wink
They actually almost had two officeholders at one point. So, we could have Senator Wulfric and Senator Goldwater, and make NPC Doug Ducey Governor Tongue
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« Reply #1822 on: May 28, 2016, 09:00:39 pm »
« Edited: May 28, 2016, 09:09:45 pm by Registrar General 1184AZ »

Can someone perhaps sponsor this

Voter Registration and Voting Rules Act
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Voter Registration and Voting Rules Act

1. A person may become a registered voter if they have attained eighteen posts and have been registered at the forum for at least  7days. In registration, the person must state their name and State of fantasy residence; In addition, they may optionally state a political affiliation.
 
2. In order to vote or be a candidate in an election, a person must have been a registered voter seven days before the earliest possible commencement of the election. If a voter changes their state of registration between that time and the election, the state from which they were originally registered shall be the state from which their vote is cast.
    
3.If a person deletes their user account then their registration will no longer be valid.
  
4.Any registered voter who fails to vote in elections for six months for which he is qualified to vote shall have his registration no longer considered valid. The said voter may only be deregistered after missing three federal elections, not including runoffs and special elections. A vote in a special election or runoff will be counted towards activity the same as a vote in a regular federal election. This clause shall not be construed to deny a forum user the right to register anew.
  
 5. Persons may only change their State of registration from one region to another region once every 180 days. Changes in State of registration within a single region every 24 hours.
    

6.If any voter will be unable to vote in a federal election during the time allotted, he or she may request to absentee vote at any time seven days preceding the election  The Senate may by appropriate legislation determine the procedure for absentee voting.
  
7. Persons who edit the pwost in which their vote(s) are contained at the place of voting after twenty minutes shall have their vote counted as void.

8.Any political party of  three or more members is considered to be an organized political party.

9. All articles in this act should be retroactive covering the period of time between the ratification of the constitution and implementation of the constitution.

10.This Act shall take effect upon the ratification of the Fourth Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia.


 

We have few laws governing elections and registration in the constitution, and I wanted to bring clarity to this issue once the new constitution is implemented
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« Reply #1823 on: May 29, 2016, 04:24:31 pm »

I'll sponsor
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« Reply #1824 on: May 29, 2016, 04:48:08 pm »

I'll sponsor
Thank you Senator Blair
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