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« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2017, 06:58:20 PM »

Stolen from Nev who stole it from Truman:

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« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2017, 02:40:52 PM »

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Sponsor: Senator LLR (Lab-CO)
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« Reply #52 on: January 28, 2017, 07:26:46 AM »

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Me and dfw had this idea. We were at first just going to lower the post number, but changed it to regionalization. An interesting topic I'd like for us to discuss--I will try to get other interesting bills up in the next few days.
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« Reply #53 on: January 28, 2017, 01:40:54 PM »

Introducing this on behalf of Fremont Assemblyman Simossad and myself.

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« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2017, 08:12:32 AM »

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« Reply #55 on: February 17, 2017, 05:49:31 PM »
« Edited: February 17, 2017, 05:52:02 PM by Senator Scott »

A BILL

To defund and dismantle the federal Transportation Security Administration


Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled


SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Defund TSA Act.

SECTION 2. FINDINGS

Whereby the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia hereby acknowledges:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been subject to stringent criticism for its invasive security procedures and mechanisms throughout its existence;
The TSA has a documented 95% failure rate in DHS tests;
TSA agents have been the subject of numerous scandals, as more than 500 officers have been terminated for theft, and twelve were recently indicted for the smuggling of approximately 20 tons of cocaine;
Airline passengers have filed more than 30,000 claims of missing valuables between 2010 and 2014;
The TSA is an overall ineffective and expensive agency, draining public funds to the tune of $7.3 billion per year

SECTION 3. ABOLISHMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

No federal funds shall be appropriated to maintaining the TSA upon conclusion of fiscal year 2018, whereafter it shall no longer be established as a federal agency under the Department of Homeland Security.
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« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2017, 07:59:06 PM »

A BILL
To aid the declared famine in South Sudan

Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled

SECTION I. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the South Sudan Relief Act of 2017

SECTION II. BACKGROUND

A report released by the United Nations' World food Programme indicates that parts of South Sudan are currently experiencing famine conditions. 4.9 million South Sudanese people are in desperate need of life-saving assistance.

SECTION III. FUNDING

The Republic of Atlasia shall allocate $1 billion of federal aid money to a relief fund to aid the South Sudanese famine, beginning immediately upon the signing of this legislation.

On June 1st, 2017, the President shall consult with the United Nations to find if conditions in the country have worsened. Should that be the case, the Republic shall allocate an additional sum of $1 billion to continue aiding the country.
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« Reply #57 on: March 09, 2017, 06:37:50 PM »

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« Reply #58 on: March 11, 2017, 02:40:01 AM »
« Edited: March 11, 2017, 02:42:42 AM by Senator PiT, PPT »

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New Senate Rules Resolution:


Definitions:


1.) Legislation is defined as any Bill, Amendment, or Resolution to a current Act, Procedural Resolution, or Constitutional Amendment.

2.) In all past, present and future instances of the terms, a Bill is defined as a piece of legislation that is awaiting or is presently in debate on the Senate floor. An Act is defined as a Bill that has achieved passage into Law.

3.) The Dean of the Senate is defined as the serving Senator, who is not the President pro Tempore, with the longest continuous service in the Representative in his or her present stint of service. For the purposes of this clause, continuous service begins at the moment of swearing-in in the first term of the stint of service. The Senate may, by a two-thirds majority vote on an ordinary resolution, pass the title, powers and responsibilities of the Dean of the Senate, to the next longest serving Senate (not having been removed from the position by the Senate previously), for any reason whatsoever.

4.) A quorum is defined as the minimum number of members of the Senate that must be present at any of its meetings to make the proceedings of that meeting valid, which is defined as a majority of the sitting Senate.


Article 1 : Officers of the Senate

1) The Vice President shall be the President of the Congress

a.) The President of the Congress shall keep a ‘Congressional Noticeboard’, where the  PPT shall update this board with recent events on their respective chamber’s legislation.

b.) The President of the Congress shall also track the activity of legislation of both chambers, by posting an ‘Activity Tracker’ detailing the Congressional slots, Rejected and Passed Legislation, along with the current Congressional queue.

2. The most senior Senator (seniority shall be determined by length of continuous service) who isn't on Leave of Absence, or the Senator chosen by the most senior Senator, shall convene Senate to elect a President pro tempore on the first day of each legislative session and when the office of President pro Tempore is vacant. The Senate shall elect a President Pro Tempore from among its members by majority consent with the Vice President being the tiebreaker. The most senior Senator, who isn't on Leave of Absence, or the Senator chosen by the most senior Senator shall retain the powers and prerogatives as President pro Tempore until the election of the President pro Tempore.

3.) The PPT, after taking his oath of office, must appoint a successor should he or she fall inactive. This successor shall be named the Deputy PPT, and will retain all of the powers of the PPT, if the PPT falls inactive for over 120 hours or is on an LOA.

4.) The President Pro Tempore shall retain the powers and prerogatives as the President of the Congress under the following circumstances:

-A publicly announced absence by the President of the Congress from the Atlas Forum.

- If the President of the Congress has been inactive from the Atlas Forum for seven consecutive days.

- During any period of time when no person is presently holding the office of President of the Congress

-The President of the Congress should be absent by reason of exercising responsibility as Acting President under the Constitution.

-A publicly announced conferral of such powers by the President of the Congress.



Article 2 : Introducing Legislation

1. The President Pro Tempore shall keep a thread on the Fantasy Government board for introducing legislation. This thread shall be known as the Senate Legislation Introduction Thread. Sitting Senators may post in this thread. The President pro Tempore shall also keep a separate thread listing all sponsored legislation in the Legislation Introduction Thread.

2.) If the PPT determines that a piece of legislation is functionally impractical, frivolous, or is directly unconstitutional, he may, in a public post on the Legislation Introduction thread, remove said legislation from the Senate floor. The sponsoring Senator of the legislation shall have seventy-two (72) hours to challenge this action in a public post, and with the concurrence of one-third (1/3) of office-holding Senators in the affirmative (excluding the PPT), may override the actions of the PPT. (Nasolation clause)


3.) 15 threads about legislation may be open for voting and debate simultaneously.

a) The first 10 open threads shall be open to all legislations initially regarding bills, resolutions or constitutional amendments. If the sponsor already has two or more pieces legislation on the House floor, legislation from Senators who do not shall take priority until all such other legislation is completed. The PPT shall be the president officer for these open threads.

b) The eleventh open thread shall be reserved for bills submitted by civilians in the Public Consultation and Legislation Submission thread. The PPT shall be the president officer for this open thread.

c) The twelfth, the thirteenth, and the fourteenth open threads shall be reserved for legislation that previously passed the Senate. The President of Congress shall be the presiding officer for these open threads.

d) The fifteenth open thread shall be reserved for legislation related to national emergencies declared by the President of Atlasia. The PPT shall introduce legislation to this thread as directed by the President, but only when the President has declared a state of national emergency.


4.) A legislation is no longer on the Senate Floor when it has been tabled, rejected, or passed by the members of the Senate.

5.) If at any time the original sponsor vacates his office as Senator, all legislation introduced in the Legislation Introduction Thread shall, within a week of the next session, be declared withdrawn by the PPT by public post, if no Senator sponsors the legislation. If a piece of legislation has been introduced on the Senate floor, any office-holding Senator may assume sponsorship.

6.) Co-sponsors of legislation under consideration shall have no power to withdraw legislation nor contest withdrawal of legislation by the original sponsor. Any office-holding Senator may assume sponsorship of the legislation within 72 hours after the original sponsor has motioned to withdraw. Once a motion to assume sponsorship has been filed by a Senator, Senators shall have 24 hours to object to this motion. If any Senator objects, the PPT shall open a vote on the motion lasting until a majority has voted for or against the motion, but not more than 72 hours. If the motion is rejected, the bill shall be removed from the floor.

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« Reply #59 on: March 11, 2017, 02:42:15 AM »

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« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2017, 02:44:42 AM »

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« Reply #61 on: March 13, 2017, 02:28:41 PM »

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Sponsor: Sen. LongLiveRock (Lab-CO)
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« Reply #62 on: March 14, 2017, 12:23:08 PM »

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Sponsor: Sen. LongLiveRock (Lab-CO)

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« Reply #63 on: March 14, 2017, 01:15:09 PM »

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« Reply #65 on: March 17, 2017, 06:55:50 AM »

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Would someone be able to sponsor this for me in the Senate?
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« Reply #66 on: March 17, 2017, 10:51:46 PM »

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Would someone be able to sponsor this for me in the Senate?

Sponsored.  I converted the Euro amount to dollars in section 4. Tongue
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« Reply #67 on: March 18, 2017, 09:03:18 AM »

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Would someone be able to sponsor this for me in the Senate?

Sponsored.  I converted the Euro amount to dollars in section 4. Tongue
Thank you. It's actually a Pound Sterling symbol; it's a habit. Tongue That would make it roughly $450m to convert it, although the exact funding will be debated, of course. Smiley
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« Reply #68 on: March 22, 2017, 03:03:06 PM »

Esteemed members of the Senate, which of you would be willing to introduce The Common Sense Gun Control bill?

The Common Sense Gun Control Act

There have been too many deaths caused by people who should have no right to have any guns in the first place.

Universal background checks for all firearm sales.
 
Administration to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun and make recommendations to ensure dangerous people aren't slipping through the cracks.
 
Remove barriers that prevent reporting information on people prohibited from gun ownership for mental health reasons.
 
Military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines will not be made available to private citizens

Reinstate and strengthen the ban on assault weapons.
 
Limit ammunition magazines to 10 rounds.
 
Ban possession of armor-piercing ammunition by anyone other than the military and law enforcement.
 
Gun violence research

Administration to conduct research into the causes and prevention of gun violence.
 
Provide $10 million for additional research on relationship between video games, media images and violence.
 
Gun safety

Launch a national campaign to promote common-sense safety measures.
 
Review and enhance safety standards for gun locks and gun safes.
 
Administration to review gun safety technologies.
 
Challenge private sector to develop gun safety technology.
 
 
More on School safety

Administration to examine the feasibility of placing an armed guard in every school.

Provide incentives for police departments to hire school resource officers through hiring grants.
 
Give $150 million to school districts and law enforcement agencies to hire school resource officers, school psychologists, social workers and counselors.
 
Provide $30 million in one-time grants to help school districts develop emergency management plans.
 
Give schools and other institutions a model for how to develop and implement emergency plans.
 
Provide $50 million to help 8,000 more schools train their teachers and staff to create safer and more nurturing environments.
 
Share best practices on school discipline.
 
Mental health

Provide $55 million for new initiative to make sure students get treatment for mental health issues.
 
Provide $25 million for strategies supporting individuals ages 16-25 with mental health or substance abuse issues.
 
Provide $25 million to offer students mental health services for trauma or anxiety.
 
Provide $50 million to train 5,000 additional mental health professionals serving children and young adults.
 
Clarify that the health-care law does not prohibit doctors from asking their patients about guns in their homes.
 
Launch a national dialogue about mental illness.
 
Finalize requirements for private health insurance plans to cover mental health services.

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/obama-gun-proposals/index.html)

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« Reply #69 on: March 22, 2017, 03:13:19 PM »

Esteemed members of the Senate, which of you would be willing to introduce The Common Sense Gun Control bill?

The Common Sense Gun Control Act

There have been too many deaths caused by people who should have no right to have any guns in the first place.

Universal background checks for all firearm sales.
 
Administration to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun and make recommendations to ensure dangerous people aren't slipping through the cracks.
 
Remove barriers that prevent reporting information on people prohibited from gun ownership for mental health reasons.
 
Military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines will not be made available to private citizens

Reinstate and strengthen the ban on assault weapons.
 
Limit ammunition magazines to 10 rounds.
 
Ban possession of armor-piercing ammunition by anyone other than the military and law enforcement.
 
Gun violence research

Administration to conduct research into the causes and prevention of gun violence.
 
Provide $10 million for additional research on relationship between video games, media images and violence.
 
Gun safety

Launch a national campaign to promote common-sense safety measures.
 
Review and enhance safety standards for gun locks and gun safes.
 
Administration to review gun safety technologies.
 
Challenge private sector to develop gun safety technology.
 
 
More on School safety

Administration to examine the feasibility of placing an armed guard in every school.

Provide incentives for police departments to hire school resource officers through hiring grants.
 
Give $150 million to school districts and law enforcement agencies to hire school resource officers, school psychologists, social workers and counselors.
 
Provide $30 million in one-time grants to help school districts develop emergency management plans.
 
Give schools and other institutions a model for how to develop and implement emergency plans.
 
Provide $50 million to help 8,000 more schools train their teachers and staff to create safer and more nurturing environments.
 
Share best practices on school discipline.
 
Mental health

Provide $55 million for new initiative to make sure students get treatment for mental health issues.
 
Provide $25 million for strategies supporting individuals ages 16-25 with mental health or substance abuse issues.
 
Provide $25 million to offer students mental health services for trauma or anxiety.
 
Provide $50 million to train 5,000 additional mental health professionals serving children and young adults.
 
Clarify that the health-care law does not prohibit doctors from asking their patients about guns in their homes.
 
Launch a national dialogue about mental illness.
 
Finalize requirements for private health insurance plans to cover mental health services.

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/obama-gun-proposals/index.html)



I'll sponsor this. If you'd like me to make it neater and more bill-like, I'll do that too. Just let me know.
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« Reply #70 on: March 22, 2017, 03:16:33 PM »

I'll co-sponsor that.
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« Reply #71 on: March 22, 2017, 05:05:20 PM »

Esteemed members of the Senate, which of you would be willing to introduce The Common Sense Gun Control bill?

The Common Sense Gun Control Act

There have been too many deaths caused by people who should have no right to have any guns in the first place.

Universal background checks for all firearm sales.
 
Administration to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun and make recommendations to ensure dangerous people aren't slipping through the cracks.
 
Remove barriers that prevent reporting information on people prohibited from gun ownership for mental health reasons.
 
Military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines will not be made available to private citizens

Reinstate and strengthen the ban on assault weapons.
 
Limit ammunition magazines to 10 rounds.
 
Ban possession of armor-piercing ammunition by anyone other than the military and law enforcement.
 
Gun violence research

Administration to conduct research into the causes and prevention of gun violence.
 
Provide $10 million for additional research on relationship between video games, media images and violence.
 
Gun safety

Launch a national campaign to promote common-sense safety measures.
 
Review and enhance safety standards for gun locks and gun safes.
 
Administration to review gun safety technologies.
 
Challenge private sector to develop gun safety technology.
 
 
More on School safety

Administration to examine the feasibility of placing an armed guard in every school.

Provide incentives for police departments to hire school resource officers through hiring grants.
 
Give $150 million to school districts and law enforcement agencies to hire school resource officers, school psychologists, social workers and counselors.
 
Provide $30 million in one-time grants to help school districts develop emergency management plans.
 
Give schools and other institutions a model for how to develop and implement emergency plans.
 
Provide $50 million to help 8,000 more schools train their teachers and staff to create safer and more nurturing environments.
 
Share best practices on school discipline.
 
Mental health

Provide $55 million for new initiative to make sure students get treatment for mental health issues.
 
Provide $25 million for strategies supporting individuals ages 16-25 with mental health or substance abuse issues.
 
Provide $25 million to offer students mental health services for trauma or anxiety.
 
Provide $50 million to train 5,000 additional mental health professionals serving children and young adults.
 
Clarify that the health-care law does not prohibit doctors from asking their patients about guns in their homes.
 
Launch a national dialogue about mental illness.
 
Finalize requirements for private health insurance plans to cover mental health services.

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/obama-gun-proposals/index.html)



I'll sponsor this. If you'd like me to make it neater and more bill-like, I'll do that too. Just let me know.

Thank  you.  That will be great.  Neater and more bill-like is fine as long as the essence of the bill is not changed, which I am sure won't be.   
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« Reply #72 on: March 22, 2017, 05:05:59 PM »


Thank you.  That will be great.
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« Reply #73 on: March 26, 2017, 08:55:29 AM »

f[inks], I forgot about that.

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Sponsor: Senator LLR (Lab-CO)
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« Reply #74 on: April 02, 2017, 09:15:11 PM »

The tipped minimum wage abolition Act of 2017

1. The Tipped minimum wage shall hereby be abolished as of May 1st, 2018.

I wish for someone to sponsor this bill for me
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