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« on: April 11, 2007, 01:43:51 pm »

Fair Tax Act of 2007

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

Presidential Elections Amendment

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



Fairness to the Voter Amendment

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


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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2007, 09:57:49 am »

EDITED TO BECOME CONSTITUTIONAL

National Public Smoking Ban

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

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

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

Section 4: Jurisdiction
1. This law shall only apply in DC and federal territories
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007, 10:18:16 am »

National Public Smoking Ban

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

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

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

Unconstitutional

I'm confused as to why, is there something I can do to constitutionalize it?
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2007, 11:27:52 am »

Cabinet Member Election Amendment

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

EDITED: made into amendment
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2007, 04:54:56 pm »

The following bill is being submitted as a bipartisan bill sponsored by both Senator DownWithTheLeft and Senator Ebowed

Abolition of Farm Subsidies For Real Bill

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

1. Sections I, II, IV, and V of the Farm Subsidies Abolition Act are repealed.
2. All farm subsidies are hereby abolished, effective from Fiscal Year 2008.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2007, 06:05:03 pm »

The following bill is being introduced by Senator DownWithTheLeft with Mr. SouthParkConservative as a show of appreciation to the VP and we wish him luck in his current struggle.  We hope this bill will encourage research to be done on cancer.

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

Section 2:
1.) The government will provide $10 million more to cancer research per year starting in 2009.
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2007, 07:49:12 am »

Guam Statehood Act

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

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

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

4.) The State of Guam shall be given full rights from whichever district/region itís placed into and be under full jurisdiction of the Atlasian constitution.
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2007, 03:45:49 pm »

Citizen Marriage Act

1. Anyone who applies for a marriage license inside the boundaries of Atlasia must be a citizen of the Atlasia
2. Marriages between non-citizens will remain valid
3. Penalties will be regulated by the state government for anyone who marries an illegal, vacationer, resident alien, or other non-citizen



Establishment of 9/11 Rememberance Day

1. September 11th will now be an Atlasia holiday in rememberance of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
2. All Atlasia institutions will close on that day
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2007, 04:23:08 pm »

Free Trade for All Act

1. No tariffs, customs, or restrictions on movement of goods, except those that have been outlawed by the destination or interim nation, shall exist between the Republic of Atlasia and any nation.
2. The President and other officers of the Atlasian Government shall take such actions as may be necessary to implement the provisions of this act.
3. Any government deemed as "hostile" or an "enemy" will not apply.
4. Any senator wishing to add a country to not apply may propose (1) amendment including them
 
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2007, 05:42:24 pm »

Free Trade for All Act

1. No tariffs, customs, or restrictions on movement of goods, except those that have been outlawed by the destination or interim nation, shall exist between the Republic of Atlasia and any nation.
2. The President and other officers of the Atlasian Government shall take such actions as may be necessary to implement the provisions of this act.
3. Any government deemed as "hostile" or an "enemy" will not apply.
 
 


Not this sh*t again...

My point is to eliminate all those frivolous laws and combine them into one
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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2007, 08:31:36 pm »

Stop posting in the Legislation Introduction thread.  We have a debate thread.  Are you illiterate?

Partially Smiley

And here's another bill:

Establishment of Advertisment Currency
1. The Republic of Atlasia will now allow for businesses to pay for advertisment on the back of Atlasia quarters
2. The advertising will be bid on at the beginning of the fiscal year
3. The business must purchase at least 5,000 quarters
4. A quota of 100,000 advertising quarters may be minted each year
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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2007, 01:06:58 pm »

Friendly Amendments Senate Procedural Resolution
1. Insert new clause 2 into Article 4, Section 3 of the OSPR with following text:

During this debate time the main sponsor of the legislation may motion to accept the proposed Amendment as a Friendly Amendment. The PPT shall then allow 24 hours for any other Senator to object to accepting the Amendment as a Friendly Amendment. If no other Senator objects then the Amendment shall be ajudged to have been unanimously passed by the Senate and will be automatically incorporated into the Bill. If a Senator objects to accepting the Amendment in this fashion then it shall be voted upon as specified in the rest of this Section.

2. Subsequent clauses in Section are re-numbered to retain consistency.

I suggest this already and most thought it was a bad idea
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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2007, 02:04:16 pm »

I figured I better introduce this...

Fairness to the Office Holder Amendment

1. Article V, Sec. 1, Part II of the Constitution is hereby repealed
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« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2007, 11:32:07 am »

President of Atlasia Commerative Coin Act

1. The Atlasian Mint shall issue one dollar gold-plated coins to commenerate all former presidents of Atlasia
2. The front shall depicit an artist redention of the president
3. The back shall depicit a symbol from their home state
4. The treasury shall begin minting these coin on January 1, 2008
5. A president must be out of office for five months before being commenerated


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« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2007, 01:35:57 pm »

Not more of this.

What me beating you in elections Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2007, 07:38:10 pm »

I will not retract my David Yates legislation, however, I have made due changes
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« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2007, 04:46:51 pm »

Establishing an Official Language of Atlasia Act

1. English is hereby established as the official language of Atlasia.
2. All government documents shall be printed in English and only English
3. The government sponsoring anything containing another language is hereby prohibited
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« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2007, 11:02:12 am »

Just in case something goes wrong with my taking up sponsorship of the LSD bill, I will get it in line:

Decriminalization of LSD Bill

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

Section 2: In Regards to the Legal Status of LSD
1. The possession and consumption of LSD (also known as lysergic acid diethylamide, LSD-25, or "acid"), a non-addictive semisynthetic psychedelic drug, shall be lawful for anyone who is 18 years or older.
2. This law shall not be interpreted as to decriminalize driving under the influence of LSD.

Section 3: Purchasing LSD
1. The sale of LSD shall be regulated by the government
2. All sales of LSD will be taxed 22%
3. Purchases of LSD will be limited to 500 micrograms of LSD per day
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« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2007, 01:57:13 pm »

Withdrawal Act

To add a new appropriatley numbered section to the OSPR stating the following:
1. Any bill that he has reached the senate floor may be withdrawn by the sponsor at any time
2. Another senator has seventy-two (72) hours to pick up sponsorship of the bill, otherwise the bill is no longer valid.
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« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2007, 12:21:07 pm »

Steroid Prevention and Detection Act

Purpose:
To create a national policy against the use of steroids

Section 1 - Government Employees:
1.) All government employees are subject to up to two (2) random steroid testings per year
2.) The supervisor of an government employee can order this random drug test at any time, granted it does not exceed two (2) times per year

Section 2 - Private Employees:
1.) Any private employer in Atlasia may randomly drug test their employees up to two (2) times per year
2.) An exception will occur if the employer informs the employee when taking the job that another policy is in place
3.) An exception will occur if the union the employee is affiliated with has approved the drug testing policy

Section 3 - Testing Positive:
1.) If a first test comes up positive, the employee may ask for a 3rd party independent second test
2.) If the second test comes up postitive, the employer may unconditional relieve the employee of their duties
3.) Employers are not required to pay employees after this dismissal, even if a contract was agreed upon

Section 4 - Distributing Steroids:
1.) Anyone found to be distributing steroids to minors will face a jail sentence with a minimum of five (5) years and a maximum of fifteen (15) years.
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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2007, 02:54:16 pm »

Constitutional Amendment to Remove States

1.) The Senate of Atlasia reserves the power to remove States who have entered the union after December 31, 2003.
2.) The Senate of Atlasia also reserves the power to combine States following a simple majority vote of the citizens of that state



WITHDRAWN

Followed by:

Repeal of Puerto Rico Statehood Act

Section 1:
1.) F.L. 7-6 "Puerto Rican Statehood Act" is repealed
2.) F.L. 12-4 "Puerto Rican Statehood Act" is repealed

Section 2:
1.) Upon passage of this bill, Puerto Rico will return to its previous status as a commonwealth
2.) Citizens of Puerto Rico will no longer be able to vote in Atlasian elections
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« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2007, 08:23:27 pm »

TrueDem, looks like you put a lot of effort into it, so even if I wind up not supporting it, I will sponsor it:

Atlasian-United States Relations Exploration Act

Upon the passage of this bill, the United States Relations Commission shall be created with the following guidelines:
     a. The said commission shall be composed of the following:
            i. One member of the executive branch, as chosen by the President, with the possibility of the President himself,
           ii. Two members of the Senate, as chosen by the Senate at large, to be determined by a first past the post system of voting in the Senate with the top two recipients of votes being elected to serve on the commission,
          iii. One member of the Supreme Court, with the members of the Supreme Court choosing its representive in the same manner as the Senate,
          iv. One governor, as chosen by the governors as a whole by a first past the post system identical to the one used to elect the representatives from the Senate, and
         v. Two other citizens of Atlasia chosen the President, with no requirements on holding or not holding office for any of these citizens.
     b. The said commission shall elect a President and a Vice President to guide debate.
     c. In addition to the inclusion of a President and Vice President, the commission shall create its own rules and procedures and debate, including entertaining statements by citizens of Atlasia who are not members of the Commission and asking other citizens to appear for question and answer sessions.
     d. The primary goal of the said commission shall be to provide a comprehensive policy to the Senate on the possible recognition of the United States, with the topics including the following, but no limited to:
         i. Recognition of the United States,
         ii. Divergence from actual history,
         iii. The budget of Atlasia with regard to the United States,
         iv. The role of the Game Moderator, and
         v. The population, power, and status of Atlasia if it were to recognize the United States
     e. The Commission shall create a final report on its findings on the said issues to present to the Senate.
     f. The report of the commission shall not become law, but shall be used by the Senate for future consideration on this issue.


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« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2007, 09:36:38 am »

End of the Budget Amendment

1.) Aritcle I, Section 8 of the Constitution is hereby repealed
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« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2007, 02:38:26 pm »

Bills that I want moved to the back:

Further Reforming Alcohol Act

Findings:
1.) The current age for legally consuming alcohol in Atlasia is 18

Actions:
1.) Their shall no longer be an age limit for purchasing or cosuming fermented alcoholic beverages
2.) The age for purchasing distilled beverages is hereby lowered to 16, and the age for comsumption shall be lowered to 14.
3.) Selling a distilled alcohol beverage to a person under 16 shall result in the following:
     a.) First Offense - $1,000 fine
     b.) Second Offense - $5,000 fine
     c.) Third Offense - 30 days in prison

Applicability:
1.) This law will apply in DC and other federal territories



Adult Stem Cell Reserach Enhancement

Findings:
1.) The Atlasian government is currently investing $50 million in embryonic stem cell reserach

Actions:
1.) The Atlasian government will invest $50 million in scientific grants to reserach on adult stem cell research


The rest I expect to either not be done with before I get back, and I will try to access the net at times during my vacation. 
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