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« on: January 07, 2014, 11:37:41 pm »

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The Glorious Airport Renaming Act of 2014

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1. The The Airport Renaming Bill is hereby repealed.
2. The Airport Renaming Act is hereby repealed.
3. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) shall henceforth be known as Adam Griffin-Cottonfield International Airport.
4. Denver International Airport (DEN) shall henceforth be known as Marokai Blue International Airport.
5. O'Hare International Airport (ORD) shall henceforth be known as TNF Is Better Than Reagan International Airport.
6. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) shall henceforth be known as Averroes Nix International Airport.
7. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) shall henceforth be known as Seatown-Xahar Rimjob International Airport.

On the behalf of a constituent.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 01:10:52 pm »

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Fracking Ban

1) Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shall be defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as "the forcing open of fissures in subterranean rocks by introducing liquid at high pressure, especially to extract oil or gas.".

2) The EPA shall suspend approval for all projects involving hydraulic fracturing immediately.

3) Existing hydraulic fracturing operations within Atlasian territory shall cease and desist by July 1, 2014.
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014, 09:14:13 am »

The Stingray Conservation Act

1. $10 million in every budget shall be earmarked for stingray conservation.

Co-sponsor!

Thank you, comrade.  Together we can save these majestic and noble creatures!

I would like to cosponsor too. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2014, 10:41:05 pm »

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Random Registration Amendment

Article V, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Third Constitution of Atlasia is amended to read

1. A person may become a registered voter if they have attained eighteen (18) posts and have been registered at the forum for at least seven (7) days. In registration, the person must state their name and ; In addition, they may optionally state a political affiliation. Within three days of their registration, the Registrar General must use the random number generator to assign the citizen a region, after which they may pick a state within the selected region to reside in. Any time between the registration of a citizen and the assignment of a region to that citizen shall be treated as time registered in that region. The same procedure shall be observed when an existing citizen switches regions.

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 05:28:34 pm »

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Proportional Representation Act Fix of 2014

Section 3, Clause 3 of the Proportional Representation Act is amended to read

3. If there are less than five weeks left in the term of a vacant seat filled by the Proportional Representation Act, where the concerned ex-Senator is a member of major party at the time the vacancy arises, the same party shall be responsible for filling the vacancy by whatever means they deem fit and the party's leader shall inform the Senate of its decision.

Could we get this on the floor ASAP?
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 08:24:13 am »

Why would we treat them any differently then the administration of election booths, Senate votes or a number of other instances where such is not considered the case until the administrator of said votes publically ends the vote and declares the results to be finalized?

Also, I must point out that it this is not a good place to continue this discussion.

SirNick has closed the booth. Does that mean the amendment has passed or should I certify the results in my thread?
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2015, 10:23:16 pm »

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Affirmative Consent in Post-Secondary Education Act of 2015

Section 1 - Introductory Matter
1. In order to receive federal financial assistance from July 1, 2015, a post-secondary educational institution (hereafter referred to as the "institution") must adopt a policy concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, as defined in relevant regional and federal statute involving a student, both on and off campus.
2. The Secretary of Internal Affairs is hereby directed to develop a similar agreement with the regional governments regarding regional financial assistance to post-secondary institutions.

Section 2 - The Policy
1. The said policy shall consist of the following:
    (1) An affirmative consent standard in the determination of whether consent was given by both parties to sexual activity. ďAffirmative consentĒ means affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. It is the responsibility of each person involved in the sexual activity to ensure that he or she has the affirmative consent of the other or others to engage in the sexual activity. Lack of protest or resistance does not mean consent, nor does silence mean consent. Affirmative consent must be ongoing throughout a sexual activity and can be revoked at any time. The existence of a dating relationship between the persons involved, or the fact of past sexual relations between them, should never by itself be assumed to be an indicator of consent.
    (2) A policy that, in the evaluation of complaints in any disciplinary process, it shall not be a valid excuse to alleged lack of affirmative consent that the accused believed that the complainant consented to the sexual activity under either of the following circumstances:
        (A) The accusedís belief in affirmative consent arose from the intoxication or recklessness of the accused.
        (B) The accused did not take reasonable steps, in the circumstances known to the accused at the time, to ascertain whether the complainant affirmatively consented.
    (3) A policy that the standard used in determining whether the elements of the complaint against the accused have been demonstrated is the preponderance of the evidence.
    (4) A policy that, in the evaluation of complaints in the disciplinary process, it shall not be a valid excuse that the accused believed that the complainant affirmatively consented to the sexual activity if the accused knew or reasonably should have known that the complainant was unable to consent to the sexual activity under any of the following circumstances:
        (A) The complainant was asleep or unconscious.
        (B) The complainant was incapacitated due to the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication, so that the complainant could not understand the fact, nature, or extent of the sexual activity.
        (C) The complainant was unable to communicate due to a mental or physical condition.

Section 3 - Establishing Policies Dealing With Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking
1. In order to receive federal funds for student financial assistance, the institution shall adopt detailed and victim-centered policies and protocols regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking involving a student that comport with best practices and current professional standards. At a minimum, the policies and protocols shall cover all of the following:
    (1) A policy statement on how the institution will provide appropriate protections for the privacy of individuals involved, including confidentiality.
    (2) Initial response by the institutionís personnel to a report of an incident, including requirements specific to assisting the victim, providing information in writing about the importance of preserving evidence, and the identification and location of witnesses.
    (3) Response to stranger and nonstranger sexual assault.
    (4) The preliminary victim interview, including the development of a victim interview protocol, and a comprehensive followup victim interview, as appropriate.
    (5) Contacting and interviewing the accused.
    (6) Seeking the identification and location of witnesses.
    (7) Providing written notification to the victim about the availability of, and contact information for, on- and off-campus resources and services, and coordination with law enforcement, as appropriate.
    (8 ) Participation of victim advocates and other supporting people.
    (9) Investigating allegations that alcohol or drugs were involved in the incident.
    (10) Providing that an individual who participates as a complainant or witness in an investigation of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking will not be subject to disciplinary sanctions for a violation of the institutionís student conduct policy at or near the time of the incident, unless the institution determines that the violation was egregious, including, but not limited to, an action that places the health or safety of any other person at risk or involves plagiarism, cheating, or academic dishonesty.
    (11) The role of the institutional staff supervision.
    (12) A comprehensive, trauma-informed training program for campus officials involved in investigating and adjudicating sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking cases.
    (13) Procedures for confidential reporting by victims and third parties.

Section 4 - Establishing Memoranda of Understanding With Partner Organizations
1. In order to receive federal funds for student financial assistance, the  institution shall, to the extent feasible, enter into memoranda of understanding, agreements, or collaborative partnerships with existing on-campus and community-based organizations, including rape crisis centers, to refer students for assistance or make services available to students, including counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, and legal assistance, and including resources for the accused.

Section 5 - Establishing Comprehensive Prevention and Outreach Programs Addressing Sexual Violence
1. In order to receive federal funds for student financial assistance, the institution shall implement comprehensive prevention and outreach programs addressing sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
2. A comprehensive prevention program shall include a range of prevention strategies, including, but not limited to, empowerment programming for victim prevention, awareness raising campaigns, primary prevention, bystander intervention, and risk reduction. Outreach programs shall be provided to make students aware of the institutionís policy on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
3. At a minimum, an outreach program shall include a process for contacting and informing the student body, campus organizations, athletic programs, and student groups about the institutionís overall sexual assault policy, the practical implications of an affirmative consent standard, and the rights and responsibilities of students under the policy.
4. Outreach programming shall be included as part of every incoming studentís orientation.

Introducing this on behalf of SoIA Barnes
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2015, 06:32:16 am »

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Clarification of Proportional Representation Act

4. Where candidates are tied they shall be ranked by the total number of second preferences votes in the preceding round received and so on. Where this method proves indecisive and the tie must be broken to materially progress the count, a Condorcet count between the tied candidates shall be decisive.
(a) Where candidates are tied at any stage in the count, they shall be graded according to their status on the preceding count and so on. Where candidates are tied at each such stage, they shall be graded according to their total number of second preferences.
(b) Where still tied, by a similar analysis of their third preferences and so on.

(c) Where this method proves indecisive and the tie must be broken to materially progress the count, a Condorcet count between the tied candidates shall be decisive.
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2015, 12:42:26 pm »

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International Biodiversity Conservation Aid Act

1. Within the Atlasian Agency for International Development, a sub-agency dedicated to providing aid solely for the conservation of global ecosystems shall be created known as the International Biodiversity Conservation Bureau (IBCB).

2. $1 billion shall be appropriated each year from the federal budget for the IBCB.

3. The IBCB shall be tasks with providing grants to governmental and non-governmental organizations abroad who devote themselves to the aim of protecting species, their habitats, and ecosystems from excessive rates of extinction and erosion of biotic interactions.

4. The IBCB shall be tasked with creating a committee to review applications for aid and a taskforce to ensure allocated funds are used according to the tenets on which they are granted.

5. The following guidelines, in addition to those set by the the IBCB board, must be met before any body may receive a financial award from the agency.

a) The organization may not be guilty of involvement in any violations of international law and must be independently verified to be dedicated to achieving the goals for which it seeks financial resources.
b) The organization's goals must be approved by independent researchers and/or scientists as having a positive impact on the environment and directly related to the preservation of biodiversity on the planet.
c) The organization must demonstrate a long-term or short-term plan for how all the money provided by the Atlasian government shall be spent during its lifetime.

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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2015, 03:22:48 pm »

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National Parks Act of 2015

1. The following areas of cultural and environmental significance across the Atlasian mainland are hereby set aside as national parks.

a) Atchafalaya Basin (Lousiana) - One hundred fifty square miles of forestry and swampland spanning St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary parishes shall be set aside.
b) Stronghold Table (South Dakota) - The south unit of Badlands National Park shall be convert into a jointly administered Tribal National Park in association with the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
c) Driftless Rivers (Wisconsin) - The core area of the Driftless Area, or Paleozoic Plateau, shall be set aside to preserve a location reminiscent of the ancient glaciers which once covered it
d) Glen Canyon (Utah) - Lake Powell shall be drained, and the bulk of its resources redirected into Lake Mead. The restored Canyon shall be transformed int a national park.
e) High Allegheny (West Virginia) - The northern portions of the Monongahela National Forest, and western portions of the George Washington National Forest shall be included in this park. Nearby farms and forests shall be designated heritage areas.
f) North Woods (Maine) - A 3.2 million acre national park and preserve shall be created in the North Woods of Maine, and a National Recreation Area established too.
g) Mount Hood (Oregon) - Mount Hood and its neighboring Columbia Gorge shall be set aside officially as one protected national park.
h) Rim Rock Canyons (Colorado) - The Colorado National Monument shall officially be designated as a national park.
i) Valles Caldera (New Mexico) - This national preserve shall be officially designated as a national park and be operated in association with the Pueblo Indian tribe.

2. The National Park Service shall be allocated $300 million per year for the establishment and maintenance of these national parks.

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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2015, 08:32:56 am »

Not a fan of this overly legalistic setup, but I motion for the expulsion of Cassius and New Canadaland from the Senate for missing over two weeks without any indication as to why.
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2015, 09:44:10 pm »

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Suspension of the Senate Resolution

1. All official business of the Senate is hereby suspended.

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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2015, 08:52:53 am »

I motion for the expulsion of Senators NC Yankee, Lumine, Cris, Truman and PiT for making a mockery of the Senate's confirmation process.

I urge all right-thinking Senators to sign the motion.

x Talleyrand

Although this is no surprise from most of those individuals, I hope Truman will come to his senses. Sadly, that appears unlikely anytime soon.
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