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GM Team Member NewYorkExpress:
Needs Sponsor:

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As per the terms of the RETCON Again Act:

All NPC elected officials, and NPC elections are hereby declared non-canon.

All Federal and Regional legislation authorizing said elections are hereby repealed.

Mr. Reactionary:
Quote from: GM Team Member NewYorkExpress on October 22, 2022, 12:58:31 PM

Needs Sponsor:

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As per the terms of the RETCON Again Act:

All NPC elected officials, and NPC elections are hereby declared non-canon.

All Federal and Regional legislation authorizing said elections are hereby repealed.



I will sponsor.

fhtagn:

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FOOD PRICE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT

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1. All tariff rate quotas, countervailing duties, and import duties on meat, produce, and food products imported from any foreign country are hereby suspended until July 1, 2024.

2. The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) are hereby eliminated. Any pre-existing covenant by a farmer not to engage in agriculture as a result of participating in the CRP or CSP are hereby null and void.

3. The Market Access Program is hereby eliminated.

4. The Dairy Forward Pricing Program, Supplemental Revenue Assistance, Payments Program, the ACRE Subsidy Program, and the Counter-Cyclical Subsidy Program are hereby eliminated.

5. All herd size limits imposed on ranchers utilizing federal grazing land are hereby suspended until July 1, 2024. Nothing in this section shall waive the requirement of ranchers to pay for any grass consumed pursuant to law.

6. Any person who willfully and knowingly damages or destroys any product or food process development that is known by the person to be the subject of testing or a product development program being conducted by, or in conjunction or cooperation with a public university or college, university system, or any other federal, Regional, State, or local government agency, shall be liable for treble the value of the product damaged or destroyed. For the purposes of this title, in conjunction or cooperation with means having a contract with a government agency, entity, or subdivision involving testing or a product development program relating to that product.

7. Any person who willingly or knowingly damages or destroys any product or food process development undertaken by any private sector corporation or business entity that is known by the person to be the subject of testing or product development shall be liable for treble the value of the product damaged or destroyed.

8. Any person or group who willfully or knowingly damages, destroys, or contaminates food or liquid intended for human consumption or use in interregional commerce shall be liable for treble the value of the item damaged, destroyed, or contaminated.

9. Any person or group who willfully or knowingly damages, destroys, or contaminates any field crop or food product grown or produced without consent shall be liable for treble the value of the item damaged, destroyed, or contaminated.

10. The rights and remedies available under this title are in addition to any other rights or remedies otherwise available in law. In addition to civil liability, any violation of Sections (6) - (9) of this title shall be guilty of a crime punishable as follows:

A. If the violation results in $500 or less in physical damage or destruction of property the violator shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000.00 and restitution.

B. If the violation results in more than $500 in physical damage or destruction of property the violator shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years, a fine of not more than $50,000.00, or both, and restitution.

C. If the violation results in the intentional or negligent bodily harm to any individual the violator shall be guilty of a separate felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years, a fine of not more than $50,000.00, or both.

11. An animal, food, or ecological terrorist organization or any person acting on its behalf or at its request or for its benefit is prohibited from:

A. Depriving the owner of an animal, food product, or natural resource from participating in an animal, food, or natural resource activity by:

i. obstructing the lawful use of an animal, food product, or natural resource, or other property from the owner permanently or for such a period of time that a significant portion of the value or enjoyment of the animal, natural resource, or property is lost to the owner by way of coercion, fear, intimidation, or property damage.

ii. disposing of an animal, food product, natural resource, or other property or to so alter its condition or usefulness that the value of the animal, food product, natural resource, or other property is substantially reduced.

B. Obstructing or impeding the use of an animal facility or the use of a food product or natural resource without the effective consent of the owner by:

i. damaging or destroying an animal facility, research facility, or facility involved in construction, mining, foresting, farming, harvesting, gathering, processing natural resources, or producing, processing, transporting, storing, selling, or distributing of food or food products, or other property in or on the premises;

ii. breaking and entering an animal facility, research facility, or facility involved in construction, mining, foresting, farming, harvesting, gathering, processing natural resources, or producing, processing, transporting, storing, selling, or distributing of food or food products, that is at the time closed to the public;

iii. remaining concealed in an animal facility, research facility, or facility involved in construction, mining, foresting, farming, harvesting, gathering, processing natural resources, or producing, processing, transporting, storing, selling, or distributing of food or food products, with the intent to commit an act prohibited by this act;

iv. breaking and entering an animal facility, research facility, or facility involved in construction, mining, foresting, farming, harvesting, gathering, processing natural resources, or producing, processing, transporting, storing, selling, or distributing of food or food products, and committing or attempting to commit an act prohibited by this act;

v. entering or remaining on the premises of an animal facility, research facility, or facility involved in construction, mining, foresting, farming, harvesting, gathering, processing natural resources, or producing, processing, transporting, storing, selling, or distributing of food or food products, if the person or organization had notice that the entry was forbidden or received notice to depart but failed to do so.

vi. obstructing or interfering with the transportation of animals, food or food products, natural resources, construction materials, or equipment necessary to produce, process, transport, store, sell, or distribute animals, food or food products, or natural resources.

C. Participating in or supporting animal, food, or ecological terrorism to include raising, soliciting, collecting or providing any person with material, financial support or other resources such as lodging, training, safe houses, false documentation or identification, communications, equipment or transportation that will be used in whole or in part, to encourage, plan, prepare, carry out, publicize, promote or aid an act of animal, food, or ecological terrorism, the concealment of, or an escape from, an act of animal, food, or ecological terrorism.

12. The provisions of this title do not apply to activities of a:

A. Government agency or its employees who are carrying out their responsibilities under law or to lawful activities of a financial institution or other secured party; and

B. Humane animal treatment shelter or its employees whose primary purpose is the bona fide control or humane care of animals when acting within the scope of their employment.

13. A person that violates this act and that results in $500 or less in physical damage or destruction of property shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000.00 and restitution.

A person that violates this act and and that results in more than $500 in physical damage or destruction of property shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years, a fine of not more than $50,000.00, or both, and restitution.

Any person that violates this act and results in the intentional or negligent bodily harm to any individual shall be guilty of a separate felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years, a fine of not more than $50,000.00, or both.

14. A person who has been damaged by a violation of this act may bring against the person who caused the damage an action in an appropriate court to recover an amount equal to three (3) times all economic damages to include the cost of lost or damaged property, records, the cost of repeating an interrupted or invalidated experiment, loss of profits or other special or consequential damages and reasonable legal fees.

15. There is hereby created the registry of animal, food, and ecological terrorists. A person who is convicted of or pleads guilty to an act that violates any provision of this title shall be registered with the Attorney General. The registry shall contain the name, a current residence address, a recent photograph, and signature of the offender. The offender is required to provide written notice to the Attorney General regarding any change in name or residence address within thirty (30) days of making the change. The Attorney General shall create a website containing the information set forth in this paragraph for each person who is convicted or pleads guilty to a violation of this Act. Information regarding an offender shall remain on the website for no less than three (3) years at which time the registrant may apply to the Attorney General for removal after a hearing on the application for removal.

16. For the purposes of this act:

A. Animal means any warm-blooded or cold-blooded animal lawfully confined for food, fur, or fiber production, agriculture and its related activities, research, testing, education, or wildlife.

B. Animal activities means any activity involving the use of animals or animal parts to include hunting, fishing, trapping, traveling, camping, production, preparation or processing of food or food products, clothing or garment manufacturing, medical or other research, entertainment, recreation, retail, agriculture, biotechnology, or any other services involving the use of animals, including the sale of any products therein.

C. Animal facility includes a vehicle, building, structure, research facility, nature preserve, or other premises where an animal is lawfully kept, handled, housed, exhibited, bred, or offered for sale, to include a zoo, rodeo, circus, amusement park, hunting preserve, kennel, feedlot, farm, slaughter house, tannery, processing facility, farmer's market, and horse and dog event.

D. Animal, food, or ecological terrorist organization means any association, organization, entity, coalition, or combination of two (2) or more persons with the primary or incidental purpose of supporting any activity through intimidation, coercion, force, or fear that is intended to obstruct, impede, or deter any person from participating in a lawful animal activity, animal facility, research facility, or the lawful activity of construction, mining, foresting, farming, harvesting, gathering, processing natural resources, or producing, processing, transporting, storing, selling, or distributing of food or food products.

E. Consent means agreement in fact, whether express or apparent. Absence of either verbal or nonverbal communication shall not be construed to fall under this definition.

F. Ecological means the relationship between organisms and their environment.

G. Effective consent means consent by the owner or by a person legally authorized to act for the owner. Absence of either verbal or nonverbal communication shall not be construed fall under this definition. Consent is not effective if it is:

i. induced by force or threat;

ii. given by a person that the offender knows or reasonable should have known is not an agent for the owner; or

iii. given by a person who by reason of youth, mental disease or defect, or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol is known by the offender to be unable to make reasonable decisions.

H. Notice means: oral or written communication by the owner or someone with apparent authority to act for the owner; fencing or other enclosure obviously designed to exclude intruders or to contain animals; or a sign or signs posted on the property or at the entrance to a building that are reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders and that indicate that entry is forbidden.

I. Product means field crops, forests, livestock including poultry and aquaculture, and any other animal products.

J. Research facility means a place, laboratory, institution, medical care facility, government facility, elementary school, high school, college, university, or nature preserve at which a scientific test, experiment, or investigation involving the use of animals or other ecological organisms is lawfully carried out, conducted, or attempted.

17. This act shall take effect thirty (30) days from the date of passage.



At-Large Senator LouisvilleThunder:
I'm submitting this for the Atlasian Senate.

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HARNESS THE MULES ACT

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1. No voter may deliver their ballot early or by mail, email, PM, off-site drop box, or other means. Ballots shall only be valid if posted in the appropriate Voting Booth Thread during the election period.

2. No ballot may be delivered to the Voting Booth Thread by a proxy or ballot harvester.

3. It shall be a misdemeanor to offer a bribe or thing of value in exchange for a vote. For purposes of this paragraph, a thing of value includes but is not limited to a bottle of water, however a thing of value shall not include a public promise to support a specific policy, appoint a certain person, or mutually support or vote for a specific candidate.

4. This act shall take effect immediately.


Dr. MB:
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EMMETT TILL-VICKI WEAVER ANTI-LYNCHING LAW

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1. The crime of lynching shall constitute a violation of the constitutional and civil rights of Atlasians and shall be classified as a felony punishable as a premeditated murder is punished under federal law in all States and external territories of Atlasia.

2. A person has committed the crime of lynching when he knowingly, as part of a mob commits an act of violence upon the body of a person, which shall result in the death of such person. For purposes of this definition, a mob shall be any collection of people, assembled for the purpose and with the intention of committing an assault, a battery, a kidnapping, or a murder upon any person or an act of violence, without authority of law or in direct violation of the law.

3. This act shall take effect thirty (30) days from the date of passage.


Introducing to the civilian slot!

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