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« Reply #75 on: April 02, 2017, 09:16:10 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

I'll sponsor it
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« Reply #76 on: April 11, 2017, 03:34:02 AM »

Wanted to make a bill to overturn the Deeply Disturbing implicit ban on women becoming President (among other things), and I decided to throw in a few grammar fixes as well (principle > principal, effected > affected, etc.). No idea how all of our "fine toothed combs" missed these, but they shall be corrected yet!

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« Reply #77 on: April 11, 2017, 02:50:13 PM »

^ Article III, Section 5 should read "they disapprove," not "they disapproves"
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« Reply #78 on: April 13, 2017, 12:13:54 PM »

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« Reply #79 on: April 14, 2017, 02:09:14 PM »
« Edited: April 14, 2017, 02:25:23 PM by Senator Scott »

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Cosponsor: Senator R2D2
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« Reply #80 on: April 14, 2017, 02:10:58 PM »

^ Add me as a sponsor to this as well.
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« Reply #81 on: April 16, 2017, 01:50:41 AM »
« Edited: April 16, 2017, 01:52:41 AM by Siren »

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« Reply #82 on: April 17, 2017, 09:33:24 PM »

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A BILL

To ensure access to college education for all Atlasians

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

SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the College For All Act.

SECTION 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF FEDERAL TUITION GRANT PROGRAM

a. The federal government shall hereby authorize such sums as may be necessary to provide, in each region, for the elimination of tuition and required fees for all students currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a 2-year community college in the region in which the individual is currently a resident, as well as all working and middle-class students attending 4-year public institutions of higher education in the region in which the individual is currently a resident.
   i. “Working and middle-class students” is defined as those dependent students whose parents’ adjusted gross income for the most recent taxable year is equal to or less than $125,000, as well as those independent students whose adjusted gross income is equal to or less than $125,000 for the most recent taxable year.
   ii. These figures shall be adjusted annually in accordance with growth in the National Average Wage Index.
b. In pursuance of this goal, each region shall be eligible to receive a monetary grant equivalent to 67 percent of the amount required to eliminate tuition and fees, conditional upon the provision of regional funds to eliminate 33 percent of tuition and fees.
   i. “The amount required to eliminate tuition and fees” shall be equivalent to the number of full-time equivalent eligible students enrolled in all community colleges and public 4-year institutions, multiplied by the amount of expenditures per full-time equivalent eligible student necessary to eliminate tuition and required fees.
   ii. In addition, public institutions of higher education may not charge non-eligible in-region students or out of region students an amount exceeding the marginal cost of attendance.

SECTION 3. PROGRAM CONDITIONS

a. In order to be eligible to receive grants under this legislation, regions must ensure that public institutions of higher education maintain expenditures on education per full-time equivalent student at levels that are equal to or exceed the expenditures on education for the 2016-17 school year.
   i. “Expenditures on education” shall include expenditures on instruction, operating expenditures, and both regional and institutional expenditures on need-based financial aid programs.
b. In order to be eligible to receive grants under this legislation, regions must further ensure that, within 5 years, not less than 75 percent of instruction at public institutions of higher education is provided by tenured or tenure-track faculty.
c. Excess funding under this legislation may be used on any programs that improve instructional quality and academic outcomes, including additional need-based student financial aid, additional course offering, increased hiring of full-time and tenure-track faculty, and academic support services. No funding under this legislation may be used for capital outlays, administrative salaries, or expenditures on athletics.
d. Adoption of regional policies designed to deliberately reduce enrollment in public institutions of higher education shall result in the forfeiture of all grants under this legislation.
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« Reply #83 on: April 18, 2017, 06:27:37 PM »

     I will assume sponsorship of Leinad's proposed bills.
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« Reply #84 on: April 25, 2017, 11:22:15 PM »

A Constitutional Amendment

Article IV Section 1 (The Executive)

The executive power shall be vested in the President of the Republic of Atlasia. He shall hold his office for a term of four months, together with a Vice President chosen for the same term.
Elections for President shall be held in the months of February, June, and October, in accordance with the measures prescribed by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia. Each candidate for President shall run jointly with a candidate for Vice President, with whom his name shall appear jointly on the ballot. A vote for a candidate for President shall be considered a vote for the candidate for Vice President whose name appears on the ballot with the presidential candidate, and accordingly the candidate for Vice President whose name appears on the ballot with the successful candidate for President shall be elected.
No person shall be President or Vice President who has not attained 500 or more posts, nor whose account is not at least 4,320 hours old, nor is not a citizen of the Republic of Atlasia.
Upon the commencement of his term in office, the President shall swear the following oath: "I, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the Republic of Atlasia, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia."
5. A President may serve out 2 consecutive terms and then must wait 2 consecutive terms before running for the office again.


Did you guys know we don't have term limits? Tongue  Please feel free to change the grammatical layout and such
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« Reply #85 on: April 25, 2017, 11:28:45 PM »
« Edited: April 25, 2017, 11:33:49 PM by Senator Scott »

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Sponsoring this, with grammatical changes.
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« Reply #86 on: April 25, 2017, 11:32:24 PM »

Did you guys know we don't have term limits? Tongue  Please feel free to change the grammatical layout and such
Yes, that was intentional. The Constitutional Convention felt that, given the persistent scarcity of active and qualified officers historically, it was unwise to prohibit the election of an otherwise desirable candidate on grounds that he had already been chosen twice before. The decision to eliminate term limits was approved by an overwhelming majority, and with support from members of both parties.

Regardless, I look forward to the debate over this measure on the floor of the Senate.
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« Reply #87 on: April 26, 2017, 04:34:52 PM »

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« Reply #88 on: May 03, 2017, 08:55:05 PM »

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« Reply #89 on: May 27, 2017, 10:54:59 AM »

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« Reply #90 on: May 27, 2017, 11:28:43 AM »

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« Reply #91 on: May 27, 2017, 11:30:25 AM »

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« Reply #92 on: June 03, 2017, 05:18:38 AM »

A BILL

To expand public service opportunities for Atlasians


Be it enacted the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled


SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Public Service Act.

SECTION 2. FINDINGS

Whereby the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia hereby acknowledges:

That studies have shown volunteerism is particularly important to young adult Atlasians;
That AtlasiaCorp is receiving five times more applications than it has spots to fill, and the Peace Corps has seen a 40-year high in applications for its overseas program;
That national service provides important job training opportunities especially for non-college youth, and that these opportunities build skills that are attractive to employers

SECTION 3. CREATION OF ONLINE NATIONAL SERVICE CERTIFICATION SYSTEM

AtlasiaCorps shall be endowed with the responsibility of creating and maintaining an online national service certification system, for which potential reservists might have a quick and easy way to search a comprehensive listing of paid service opportunities offered by the Peace Corps, AtlasiaCorps, and certified national service organizations, including state and local government agencies, schools, higher-education institutions, and nonprofit organizations and social enterprises.

SECTION 4. FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EDWARD M. KENNEDY SERVE ATLASIA ACT

Congress shall fully implement the 2009 Edward M. Kennedy Serve Atlasia Act, authorizing the addition of 250,000 AtlasiaCorps positions.

SECTION 5. PATHWAYS TO EMPLOYMENT FOR THE UNEMPLOYED

Congress shall invest $8 billion in creating subsidized employment opportunities for low-income and long-term unemployed workers as part of the 2014 Pathways Back to Work Fund.

SECTION 6. WORK AND EDUCATION CREDITS

Atlasian public service programs shall be obligated to provide opportunities for service work which offer leisure time from occupational work as well as reduced student loans.

SECTION 7. EXPENDITURES

Expenditures for the projects outline in this legislation shall exceed no more than $20 billion over a ten-year period.
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« Reply #93 on: June 07, 2017, 05:51:22 AM »
« Edited: June 08, 2017, 05:07:45 AM by Senator Scott »

A BILL

To reform federal drug policy and to affirm Atlasian sovereignty over federal drug policy


Be it enacted the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled


SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Federal Drug Policy Reform Act.

SECTION 2. RESCHEDULING OF THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT

1. The 1971 Controlled Substances Act is hereby amended;

a. Peyote is hereby descheduled from Schedule 1
b. Ecstacy is hereby moved from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3
c. Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is hereby moved from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3

SECTION 2. FEDERAL DECRIMINALIZATION OF DRUG POSSESSION WITHOUT INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE

Possession without intent to distribute of all controlled substances upon passage of this act are hereby decriminalized under federal law.  All criminal and federal courts shall be barred from imposing prison or felony sentences upon non-violent drug possessors, but may otherwise issue fines and/or require mandatory drug counseling for drug addicts.

SECTION 3. WITHDRAWAL FROM INTERNATIONAL MANDATORY DRUG POLICY TREATIES

The Republic of Atlasia, upon passage of this act, hereby withdraws from the following international conventions:

  • Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961
  • Convention on Psychotropic Substances, 1971
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« Reply #94 on: June 10, 2017, 05:39:54 AM »
« Edited: June 10, 2017, 05:54:32 AM by Reality Winner »

A BILL

To permit the importation of safe and affordable prescription drugs from Canada by certified pharmacists, wholesalers, and individuals in Canada with legal permission to distribute prescription drugs


Be it enacted the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled


SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Drug Import Act.

SECTION 2. LOWERING PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES FOR ATLASIANS BY IMPORTING DRUGS FROM CANADA

It shall no longer be policy of the federal government of the Republic of Atlasia to prohibit the importation of prescription drugs from Canada, or to discourage prescription drug imports via tariff or quota, provided that prescription types are approved by the Atlasian Food and Drug Administration.
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« Reply #95 on: June 12, 2017, 11:32:55 AM »

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« Reply #96 on: June 13, 2017, 11:24:16 AM »
« Edited: June 13, 2017, 01:14:25 PM by Senator Scott »

AN AMENDMENT

To reform Congressional procedure on amended legislation that has been rejected by one house of Congress


Be it enacted by 2/3 of each house of Congress and subsequently ratified by at least 2/3 of the Regions


SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Congressional Procedure Amendment.

SECTION 2. AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II, SECTION 5 OF THE FOURTH CONSTITUTION

Article II, Section 5 of the Constitution is hereby amended:

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« Reply #97 on: June 13, 2017, 12:27:41 PM »

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« Reply #98 on: June 15, 2017, 11:31:38 AM »
« Edited: June 25, 2017, 10:06:02 PM by Senator Scott »

A BILL

To give Atlasian citizens additional time to consider how they intend to vote in federal elections


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


SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Act to establish a 72-hour Window between House Candidacy Declarations and Federal Elections

SECTION 2. AMENDMENT TO THE FEDERAL ELECTORAL ACT

1. Section 8 of the Federal Electoral Act is hereby amended:

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2. Section 6 of the Federal Electoral Act is hereby stricken from the law, and the remaining sections of the law renumbered accordingly.
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« Reply #99 on: June 25, 2017, 07:53:42 PM »
« Edited: June 28, 2017, 04:05:28 PM by Senator Scott »

A BILL

To reform settlements and compensatory damages awarded in police brutality lawsuits, to prohibit paid leave for law enforcement officers under suspicion of wrongdoing, and to promote responsible policing


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


SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Police Responsibility Act.

SECTION 2. COMPENSATORY DAMAGES, SETTLEMENTS, AND REMEDIES IN POLICE BRUTALITY CASES

All compensatory damages, settlements, and remedies in cases involving police brutality shall be paid directly from the accused/guilty police officer's/officers' retirement fund/s or pension plan/s.

SECTION 3. BAN ON PAID LEAVE FOR OFFICERS SUSPECTED OF WRONGDOING

No law enforcement official shall be entitled to monetary compensation if he or she is placed on mandatory leave under suspicion of wrongdoing.
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