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« Reply #325 on: January 23, 2019, 01:30:38 PM »

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« Reply #326 on: January 24, 2019, 06:29:59 PM »

Sponsoring on behalf of the AG.

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« Reply #327 on: February 24, 2019, 03:23:17 AM »

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« Reply #328 on: March 01, 2019, 12:20:25 PM »

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Senate Resolution
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Be it resolved by two-thirds of the Senators
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Motion to Expel Senator Lechasseur

1. Senator Lechasseur has neither posted nor been present on the forum since February 11th and has not posted a Leave of Office. 

2. In accordance with Article III, Section 4 of the Constitution of Atlasia and Article 7 of the Senate rules, The Senate hereby expels Senator Lechasseur for inactivity and failure to discharge duties as Senator of the Southern Region.


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« Reply #329 on: March 01, 2019, 02:21:19 PM »

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Fulfilling Railway Promises Act
Senate Bill

To allow for the creation of a new passenger line between Whitefish, Montana and Thunder Bay, Ontario
Be it enacted by both houses of Congress

Section I: Title
1: This bill shall be named the Fulfilling Railway Promises Act

Section II: Definitions
1: A train operator, or operator for short, shall be defined as a business that operates and controls the useage and exploits a passenger railway line.

Section III: Operation and ticketing
1: A new joint business between the Atlasian and Canadian governments shall be formed, with the intention of operating the rail line defined by this act.
2: This train operator shall be jointly owned by the Canadian government and the government of the region of Fremont.
3: There shall be at least one train a week operated in the entirety of the line.

Section IV: Route
1: This joint business shall operate a passenger line between the towns of Whitefish, Montana and Thunder Bay, Ontario; with passenger stops in both towns
2: On the Atlasian side of the line, the operated train shall follow this route:
a) East from Whitefish to right before Shelby, Montana on currently existing lines
b) North from Shelby to the Canadian border, also on currently existing lines
3: On the Atlasian side of the line, the operated train shall follow any route the Canadian government shall decide, as long as there is continuous operation until the mandated stop at Thunder Bay, Ontario
4: The Atlasian Congress formally recommends that on the Canadian side of the border, the operated train follows the following route:
a) From the Atlasian border to shortly past Cranbrook, Alberta; on currently existing lines
b) From Cranbrook to Calgary, Alberta; on currently existing lines
c) From Calgary to Winnipeg, Manitoba; on currently existing lines
d) From Winnipeg to Thunder Bay, Ontario; on currently existing lines
5: The train operator may operate the line past Whitefish or Thunder Bay if it deems it adequate. The Atlasian Congress formally recommends that on the Atlasian side of the border, the line is extended to Seattle; on currently existing lines.

Section V: Funding
1: Funding for the train operator shall primarily come from the sale of railway tickets. No extra funding shall be given by the government of Atlasia unless all ticketing revenue has been exhausted first.
2: If extra funding is needed, it shall be divided depending on the section of the line that needs the extra funding:
a) In the section of the line corresponding to Atlasia, funding shall be given by the government of Fremont, in such a way as it sees fit and by the federal Department of Internal Affairs.
b) In the section of the line corresponding to Canada, funding shall be given by the government of Canada in any way it deems adequate
3: 700 000$ shall be allocated from the budget of the Department of Internal Affairs for the renovation of the railway switch near Shelby, Montana.

Section VI: Negotiations
1: The Secretary of State shall be empowered to conduct any negotiations necessary for agreeing to this operation with the Canadian government

Section VII: Passage
1: This bill shall be enacted when passed by the Atlasian Congress
2: No provisions of this act shall become effective unless the Canadian government has agreed to this operation.
3: This bill shall become effective 3 weeks after the operation is authorized by the Canadian government.
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« Reply #330 on: March 02, 2019, 04:02:38 PM »

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SENATE RESOLUTION
Be it Resolved in the People's House Assembled,

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Senate Rules Budget Slot Amendment

Article 2, Clause 2 of the Senate Rules shall be amended as follows:
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e. The sixteenth slot shall be reserved for budget debates and related resolutions and statutes. This slot shall be administered by the President of Congress.


Introducing this to bring us into line with the House.
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« Reply #331 on: March 03, 2019, 06:17:43 PM »

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AN ACT
To clarify and reaffirm executive authority concerning women’s health services

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Section 1: Title and Definitions
1. This act shall be titled the “Mexico City Policy Clarification and Reaffirmation of Executive Authority Act”
2. “Abortion” shall be defined as any procedure that terminates pregnancy through the use of physical or chemical means
3. “Women’s health services” shall be defined as any procedure that supports, expands, or in any other way furthers the reproductive health and care of a woman
4. “Medically necessary procedure” shall be defined as any medical treatment or procedure deemed necessary to sustain the life of an individual or patient as decided by a present medical professional
5. “Medical professional” shall be defined as any person who has received adequate credentials within the jurisdiction of their practice to perform medical procedures and has agreed to perform such procedures
6. “Medically Unnecessary procedure” shall be defined as any medical treatment or procedure that is not deemed necessary to sustain the life of an individual or patient

Section 2: Clarifying the Mexico City Policy
1. The President shall possess the power to prevent the funding of any medically unnecessary abortion by any nongovernment organization via executive order
2. Nongovernment organizations shall be allowed to use speech and spread information concerning women’s health services, including the practice of abortion, while the Mexico City Policy is in effect.
3. Nongovernment organizations shall continue to receive funding for family planning services if they do not fund medically unnecessary abortions while the Mexico City Policy is in effect.
3. The Congress of Atlasia reaffirms its commitment to free expression and freedom of speech

Section 3: Implementation
1. This act shall go into effect immediately


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« Reply #332 on: March 03, 2019, 06:53:30 PM »
« Edited: March 03, 2019, 09:02:15 PM by Senator ON Progressive »

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AN ACT
To provide statehood to the territories of the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Atlasian Samoa

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Section 1: Title
1. This act shall be titled the “Atlasia Territorial Statehood Act”

Section 2: Granting Statehood
1. The territory of the Virgin Islands shall be granted statehood on October 1st, 2019
2. The state of the Virgin Islands shall be located within the Lincoln Region
3. The territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands shall be granted statehood on October 1st, 2019
4. The territory of Atlasian Samoa shall be granted statehood on October 1st, 2019
5. The states of Guam and Atlasian Samoa shall be located within the Fremont Region

Section 3: Granting Citizenship
1. All Atlasian nationals within the territories of Guam, Atlasian Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands shall be granted citizenship
2. Any person born in the territory of Guam, Atlasian Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands shall be granted citizenship

Section 4: Implementation
1. This act shall go into effect immediately

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« Reply #333 on: March 03, 2019, 08:21:54 PM »

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Senate Resolution
To allow for recall of Senators by the Regions they represent.

Be it resolved by two-thirds of each chamber that the Constitution be amended, as follows, upon ratification by the regions.

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Section I: Title
1. This Resolution shall be titled, "The Recall of Senators Amendment"

Section 2: Changes to the Constitution
Article III, Section II, Clause 1 is amended as follows.

1. The Senate of the Republic of Atlasia shall consist of two Senators from each Region, elected for a term of four months in the manner prescribed by the legislature thereof. Senators shall be subject to recall according to such provisions as may be established in the constitutions of their respective Regions; but no Region shall make or enforce any Act or other Rule prescribing regular elections for the Senate, except in accordance with the provisions established herein.

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This amendment modifies Article III, Section II, Clause I to insert language that explicitly allows for the regions to recall their Senators, provided that the vote has the participation of the majority of the region's registered voters. The added language also leaves the further terms and rules for such recalls to be determined by the regional legislature.
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« Reply #334 on: March 09, 2019, 08:34:28 PM »

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SENATE RESOLUTION
To fix the minimum vote length for expulsion votes

Be it Resolved in the Atlasian Senate Assembled,

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Expulsion Vote Length Senate Rules Amendment

Article 7, Clause 5 of the Senate Rules is amended as follows:
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5.) The President Pro Tempore shall open a thread and commence the debates. Debates shall last at least for 72 hours. After the debates have elapsed, the President Pro Tempore shall open a vote, which shall last for 3 days, or until enough votes have been cast to pass or reject expulsion. In order to expel the Senator, a two-third majority of the sitting Senators is needed.
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« Reply #335 on: March 12, 2019, 06:59:36 PM »

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Glasses are good to see
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to help people with sight problems get their much needed visual aids

Be it enacted by both houses of Congress assembled:

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SECTION I: NAME.
1. This Act may be cited as the Glasses are Good to See Act.

SECTION II: BENEFICIARIES
1. All Atlasian citizens or permanent residents shall be elegible for this bill as long as they have one or more of the following visual problems:
a) Myopia lower than -0.5 dioptres
b) Hypermetropia higher than +0.5 dioptres
c) Astigmatism
d) Any other kind of visual problem where the most adequate solution is the use of glasses or contact lenses, as prescribed by an ophthalmologist

SECTION III: IMPLEMENTATION.
1. All beneficiaries described in Section II shall be given a 110$ subsidy after they buy a new pair of glasses
2. No single beneificiary shall receive this subsidy more than once every 24 months.

SECTION IV: COST
1. This bill shall be funded through the following new taxes:
a) A 5% tax on video game sales
b) A 5% tax on movie ticket sales
c) A 5% tax on TV sales
d) A 5% tax on the sale of PC desktops and laptops
e) A 5% tax on the sale of lightbulbs

SECTION V: TIMING
1. This Act shall take effect immediately upon its passage.
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« Reply #336 on: March 12, 2019, 09:59:44 PM »

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Discord Regulations Bill

To resolve leaking from private chats and harassment on discord  
1. Discord Crimes
A:Conducting official business on discord- This crime shall be considered the conducting or taking part of a formal votes and making of formal motions by any regional assembly or the federal senate or federal  house. Any legislative business conducted by the previous mentioned assembles  shall be considered null and void if done on discord.
B. Sharing of non authorized Direct Messages- This crime shall be considered the direct sharing of direct messages either whole or in part with other citizens of Atlasia either on Discord or on the public forum without the express written consent of the other individual(s) in the DM.
C. Sharing of non authorized messages in locked channels in Atlasia serves- This crime shall be considered the direct sharing of messages in a locked channel of a Atlasia affiliated server either whole or by part on either discord or in public without the express written consent of all individuals that posted in the shared messages.
D Spreading liable speech about another Atlasia citizen on discord- This crime shall be considered the spreading of knowingly false information about a registered Atlasian to at least one other registered Atlasia citizen.
E Harassment of other Atlasian citizens on discord- This shall be known as the public posting of vulgar or threatening remarks directed or about another Atlasian citizen.

2.Criminal liability and sentencing procedures- The above crimes shall be tried the same way  as Crimes against Atlasia. The above crimes shall have a maximum sentence of a 1 year voting ban and a 1 year ban on holding office.

3. This bill shall take effect immediately upon passage.

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« Reply #337 on: March 12, 2019, 10:53:42 PM »

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Discord Regulations Bill

To resolve leaking from private chats and harassment on discord  
1. Discord Crimes
A:Conducting official business on discord- This crime shall be considered the conducting or taking part of a formal votes and making of formal motions by any regional assembly or the federal senate or federal  house. Any legislative business conducted by the previous mentioned assembles  shall be considered null and void if done on discord.
B. Sharing of non authorized Direct Messages- This crime shall be considered the direct sharing of direct messages either whole or in part with other citizens of Atlasia either on Discord or on the public forum without the express written consent of the other individual(s) in the DM.
C. Sharing of non authorized messages in locked channels in Atlasia serves- This crime shall be considered the direct sharing of messages in a locked channel of a Atlasia affiliated server either whole or by part on either discord or in public without the express written consent of all individuals that posted in the shared messages.
D Spreading liable speech about another Atlasia citizen on discord- This crime shall be considered the spreading of knowingly false information about a registered Atlasian to at least one other registered Atlasia citizen.
E Harassment of other Atlasian citizens on discord- This shall be known as the public posting of vulgar or threatening remarks directed or about another Atlasian citizen.

2.Criminal liability and sentencing procedures- The above crimes shall be tried the same way  as Crimes against Atlasia. The above crimes shall have a maximum sentence of a 1 year voting ban and a 1 year ban on holding office.

3. This bill shall take effect immediately upon passage.



I would hope that the Senate would strike out Sections B-E, as they all blatantly violate the constitutional right to Freedom of Speech.
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« Reply #338 on: March 12, 2019, 11:13:47 PM »

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Discord Regulations Bill

To resolve leaking from private chats and harassment on discord  
1. Discord Crimes
A:Conducting official business on discord- This crime shall be considered the conducting or taking part of a formal votes and making of formal motions by any regional assembly or the federal senate or federal  house. Any legislative business conducted by the previous mentioned assembles  shall be considered null and void if done on discord.
B. Sharing of non authorized Direct Messages- This crime shall be considered the direct sharing of direct messages either whole or in part with other citizens of Atlasia either on Discord or on the public forum without the express written consent of the other individual(s) in the DM.
C. Sharing of non authorized messages in locked channels in Atlasia serves- This crime shall be considered the direct sharing of messages in a locked channel of a Atlasia affiliated server either whole or by part on either discord or in public without the express written consent of all individuals that posted in the shared messages.
D Spreading liable speech about another Atlasia citizen on discord- This crime shall be considered the spreading of knowingly false information about a registered Atlasian to at least one other registered Atlasia citizen.
E Harassment of other Atlasian citizens on discord- This shall be known as the public posting of vulgar or threatening remarks directed or about another Atlasian citizen.

2.Criminal liability and sentencing procedures- The above crimes shall be tried the same way  as Crimes against Atlasia. The above crimes shall have a maximum sentence of a 1 year voting ban and a 1 year ban on holding office.

3. This bill shall take effect immediately upon passage.



I would hope that the Senate would strike out Sections B-E, as they all blatantly violate the constitutional right to Freedom of Speech.

Please use this: https://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=274925.50 to avoid cluttering the introduction thread.
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« Reply #339 on: March 12, 2019, 11:17:18 PM »

Introducing this for the Attorney General:

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Discord Regulations Bill

To resolve leaking from private chats and harassment on discord  
1. Discord Crimes
A:Conducting official business on discord- This crime shall be considered the conducting or taking part of a formal votes and making of formal motions by any regional assembly or the federal senate or federal  house. Any legislative business conducted by the previous mentioned assembles  shall be considered null and void if done on discord.
B. Sharing of non authorized Direct Messages- This crime shall be considered the direct sharing of direct messages either whole or in part with other citizens of Atlasia either on Discord or on the public forum without the express written consent of the other individual(s) in the DM.
C. Sharing of non authorized messages in locked channels in Atlasia serves- This crime shall be considered the direct sharing of messages in a locked channel of a Atlasia affiliated server either whole or by part on either discord or in public without the express written consent of all individuals that posted in the shared messages.
D Spreading liable speech about another Atlasia citizen on discord- This crime shall be considered the spreading of knowingly false information about a registered Atlasian to at least one other registered Atlasia citizen.
E Harassment of other Atlasian citizens on discord- This shall be known as the public posting of vulgar or threatening remarks directed or about another Atlasian citizen.

2.Criminal liability and sentencing procedures- The above crimes shall be tried the same way  as Crimes against Atlasia. The above crimes shall have a maximum sentence of a 1 year voting ban and a 1 year ban on holding office.

3. This bill shall take effect immediately upon passage.


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« Reply #340 on: March 12, 2019, 11:52:32 PM »
« Edited: March 12, 2019, 11:58:35 PM by Southern Senator North Carolina Yankee »

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SENATE RESOLUTION
To simplify and improve the legislation numbering conventions for the Senate.

Be it resolved in the Atlasian Senate Assembled,
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Senate Legislation Numbering Amendment

1. Article 2, Clause 7 is amended to read as follows:
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7.) All legislation on the Senate floor shall be given a distinct designation. The format of this designation shall denote in the following order "S" for the Senate chamber, followed by "B" for a bill or "R" for a Resolution. Immediately following the second letter will be number of the present congress at the time of introduction, followed by a colon and then a number displaying at least two digits beginning with "01" and increasing until the end of the Congress.

2. Article 3, Clause 4 is amended as follows:
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4.) The PPT shall number and track all amendments offered during the course of each Senate session. The designated number shall begin an with S for the Senate Chamber followed by the number of the present Congress, followed by a colon and then a number displaying at least two digits beginning with "01" and increasing until the end of Congress.

I hate the idea of gutting Sestak's work on this clause, but I think it is simpler to to denote the Congress number and then bill number. This has been used to number Amendments for eight years give or take a few sessions, so it is familiar (I am also codifying that system in the second part of this Resolution). This as opposed to creating a whole new numerical designation for each Congressional session, when we already have an established system to number Congresses (From the reset), to facilitate a more complex internal numbering system seems needless Byzantine. Confirmation hearings, and judicial confirmations are so few in number as to not really need to be designated for tracking purposes.

I have the utmost respect for his desired specificity and detail, but I doubt it would be utilized long term and more than likely than not just ignored.
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« Reply #341 on: March 19, 2019, 10:12:25 AM »

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Region Moving Grace Period Act

SENATE BILL


to give players moving to other regions a grace period when changing regions.

Be it enacted by both houses of Congress assembled:

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SECTION I. NAME.
1. This Act may be cited as the Region Moving Grace Period Act.

SEC. II. THE GRACE PERIOD.
1. Section 14 of the Federal Electoral Act (F.L. 1-9) is amended by adding the following sections and renumbering accordingly:
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4. Upon voluntary deregistration, a person may not be allowed to register again until 168 hours have passed and, unless they were resident in their region of residence and/or deregistered for the previous 180 days  may not register in another region.
5. Congress, by a 2/3rds vote in each chamber, may unilaterally suspend Section 14 clause 3 in times of an emergency. For the purposes of this act, an emergency shall be defined as any event that leaves a significant vacuum in a regional government and/or legislature.
6. When a person changes regions, he or she shall have a 24 hour grace period where he may be allowed to return to his original region. If said person returns to his original region, the 180 day long restriction against registering in other regions will not apply. However, this person will not be able to change regions again for a period of 15 days starting from the return to the original region.

SEC. III. IMPLEMENTATION.
1. This Act shall take effect immediately upon its passage.
2. No provisions of this Act shall be applied retroactively.
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« Reply #342 on: March 20, 2019, 11:20:41 PM »
« Edited: March 21, 2019, 10:27:49 PM by Vern »

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Vice President Election Resolution
To establish Vice Presidential Elections that are separate from the Presidential Elections.


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Section I: Title
This Resolution shall be titled, “The Vice President Election Amendment”

Section 2: Changes to the Constitution

Article IV, Section I of the Constitution is amended to the following:

Section 1 (The Executive)
1. 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.as well as the Vice President of the Republic of Atlasia.
2. 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.
3. 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.
3.Elections for Vice President shall be held in the months of February, June, and October, in accordance with the measures prescribed by Congress of the Republic of Atlasia.
4. 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.
5. 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."

Quote from: Amendment Explanation
This amendment would edit Article IV Section I to establish a separate election for the Vice-President.


(I hope I did this right)
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« Reply #343 on: March 26, 2019, 05:59:12 PM »

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SENATE BILL
To discourage firing employees and give compensation to employees fired without cause

Be it Enacted by both Houses of Congress assembled

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Worker Retention and Firing Act

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SECTION I: NAME
1) This bill may be cited as the Worker Retention and Firing Act

SECTION II: DEFINITIONS
1) A fixed term contract shall be defined as a contract where the employee's relation with the employer expires after a limited amount of time
2) An indefinite contract shall be defined as a contract where the employee's relation with the employer lasts for an unlimited amount of time until the employee or the employer decide otherwise.

SECTION III: WORKER PROTECTIONS
1) Employers shall have the right to terminate a contract with their employees at any time they desire
2) Without regards to the above, employers shall pay the equivalent of 20 days of salary for every year the fired employee has been employed at the company.
3) Employers shall not pay any compensation whatsoever if the firing is declared a justified firing. Causes for a justified firing shall include:

a) Repeated absence or lack of punctuality to work
b) Lack of discipline or obedience at work
c) Physical or verbal offences against the employer, co-workers, or the relatives of any of them
d) The breach of good faith or abuse of the employer's trust regarding the fired worker's job performance
e) Continuous and voluntary reductions in work performance
f) Drunkenness or impairedness at work
g) Harrassment to co-workers, the employer, or any of their family members based on ethnic, religious or gender based reasons
h) If the business is currently experiencing a net loss, or would experience it if said employee was not fired.

4) Employees who voluntarily resign shall not receive any compensation whatsoever.
5) Employers shall not pay any compensation for the expiration of fixed term contracts, but they will still need to pay the required compensation for an early unjustified firing.
6) No employee may be hired by a company for more than one year under one or several fixed term contracts. When the contract expires, said employee may not be hired again by the same business during 1 day for every 2 days under a fixed term contract, unless the new contract offered is an indefinite term contract.


SECTION IV: IMPLEMENTATION
1) This bill shall become effective inmediately after passage
2) The period considered eligible for compensation under section III.2 shall start from the day this bill is signed by the president of Atlasia, or his veto is overriden as specified by the Atlasian constitution
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« Reply #344 on: April 27, 2019, 02:20:58 PM »

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FEDERAL BUDGET: FY2019

Revenues:

Income Taxes:  $ 1,694,624,900,372.82  ($ 1694.62 billion)                          
 by tax bracket
 0-13K      10%  $ 130,787,630,929.16
 13K-50k    15%    $ 439,405,682,763.48                    
 50K-130K   25%        $ 525,757,271,234.49                    
 130K-210K  28%       $ 185,457,479,643.20                    
 210K-413K  33%       $ 213,782,135,498.63                        
 413K-441K  35%        $ 70,852,993,752.34                    
 441K+      39.6%      $ 128,581,706,551.51                      
                                            
Corporate Taxes:  $ 340,763,510,122.19  ($ 340.76 billion)
 by tax bracket                                            
 0-100K     0%        $ 0.00                
 100K-1M    15%        $ 1,678,940,033.99                
 1M-10M     21.5%    $ 4,172,280,041.70                    
 10M+       28%         $ 334,912,290,046.51                    
                                                                                          
Payroll Taxes -  $ 1,325,575,422,184.86 ($ 1,325.58 billion)
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 OASDI: 12.4% (6.2% on employees, 6.2% on employers) - $ 912,456,391,044.15    
 RRPH: 5.0% (2.5% on employees, 2.5% on employers) - $ 367,925,964,130.71      
 FUTA: 6.0% on first $7,000 - $ 45,193,067,010.00  

Estate tax: 45% of amount above $ 5.5 million; plus flat rate
 $ 29,597,609,030.69
                    
Healthcare Taxes:
 40% Cadillac Tax -  $ 0.00 Billion  
 3.8% on Net Investment Income -  $ 12.80 Billion                              
                        
Excise Taxes/customs duties:
 Carbon Tax (2018) -  $ 16.35    Billion                            
 Gasoline Tax (2018) -  $ 50.00 Billion                              
 Tobacco and Alcohol Taxes (2018) -  $ 24.20 Billion    
 Excise taxes on health insurance providers,
 pharmaceuticals, and medical devices (2018) - $ 9.90 Billion
 Revenue Enhancement Act - $ 63,185,494,000.00                  
                        
Other Revenue:  $ 30.209 Billion                    
                        
Additional tax credits:  $ -39.40 Billion
                        
TOTAL Revenue: $ 3557.81 Billion


Spending:

Military Spending ($504.358 Billion)              
$123.58 Billion... Military personnel              
$184.51 Billion... Operation and maintenance              
$106.01 Billion... Procurement              
$61.52 Billion ... Research, development, test and evaluation              
$8.47 Billion..... Military Construction, Family Housing and Other              
$12.148 Billion.... Atomic Energy Defense Activities              
$8.11 Billion..... Defense Related activities            
$0.00 Billion..... Fiscal Responsibility in our Military Act
                            
Military Retirement ($144.0811 Billion)                            
$75.48 Billion.... Income security for veterans              
$14.15 Billion.... Veterans education, training, and rehabilitation                            
$54.22 Billion.... Hospital and medical care for veterans and retired military (added in under Healthcare below)                
$0.38 Billion..... Housing and other veterans benefits and services              
$-0.1489 Billion…. VA Privatisation
                            
International affairs ($31.94 Billion)              
$18.88 Billion ... International development and humanitarian assistance              
$8.55 Billion..... International military aid              
$11.99 Billion.... Conduct of foreign affairs              
$1.30 Billion..... Foreign information and exchange activities  
$-8.79 Billion.... International Financial Programs            
              
General science, space, and technology ($31.18 Billion)              
$11.26 Billion.... National Science Foundation programs              
$4.55 Billion..... Department of Energy general science programs              
$15.37 Billion.... Space flight, research, and supporting activities              
              
Non-Defense Energy Spending ($52.393 Billion)              
$3.15 Billion..... Energy supply              
$1.11 Billion..... Energy conservation and preparedness              
$0.64 Billion..... Energy information, preparedness, & regulation  
$15.00 Billion.... Energy Rebate and Subsidy Act    
$32.50 Billion.... Gas Tax Act    
$-0.007 Billion…. Eliminated Ethanol Blending Rules
            
Natural resources and environment ($43.58 Billion)              
$4.89 Billion..... Water resources              
$11.54 Billion.... Conservation and land management          
$4.42 Billion..... Recreational & Park resources              
$7.18 Billion..... Pollution control and abatement                                
$6.55 Billion..... Other natural resources  
$9.00 billion..... The Storm Surge, Coastal Flooding, and Tsunami Prevention Act of 2017    
              
Agriculture ($19.532 Billion)              
$16.01 Billion.... Farm income stabilization & crop insurance              
$4.30 Billion..... Agricultural research and services
$0.03 Billion..... No More Going Hungry in Atlasia Act
$-0.8 Billion…. Eliminated marketing programs
$-0.008 Billion…. Eliminated Catfish Inspection Office
              
Commerce and Housing Loan Programs ($0.1864 Billion)              
$-22.33 Billion... Federal Housing Loan Programs              
$2.29 Billion..... Postal service              
$2.50 Billion..... Deposit insurance              
$10.20 Billion.... Universal service fund              
$7.6964 Billion..... Other advancement of commerce
$-0.17 Billion…. Eliminated Capital Construction Grants              
              
Transportation ($92.3914 Billion)                
$67.40 Billion.... Ground Transportation            
$16.20 Billion.... Air Transportation              
$8.4015 Billion..... Water transportation              
$0.38 Billion..... Other transportation      
        
              
Community and regional development ($30.425 Billion)              
$3.78 Billion..... Community development              
$2.19 Billion..... Area and regional development              
$4.02 Billion..... Disaster relief and insurance              
$2.23 Billion..... Homeless Shelter Emergency Housing              
$4.32 Billion..... Small Business Association
$0.77 Billion..... Flint Reinvestment Act
$0.08 Billion..... Refugee act          
$-11.025 Billion…. We Should Help Workers Act
$2.00 Billion…. Buy-Atlasian Contracting Rules
$22.00 Billion…. Hurricane Emergency Funding
              
Education ($73.7625 Billion)              
$39.03 Billion.... Elementary, Secondary & Vocational education              
$31.475 Billion.... Higher education              
$3.26 Billion..... Research and general education            
$0.00 Billion..... Orlando Act
$-0.0125 Billion…. Cap on certain student loans
              
Training, labor and unemployment ($18.536 Billion)              
$7.58 Billion..... Training and employment              
$1.77 Billion..... Labor law, statistics, and other administration'
$9.2 Billion...... Public Service Act          
$-0.014 Billion…. Eliminated Employee Drug Tests
              
Atlasian Healthcare ($1261.14 Billion)              
$423.77 Billion... Senior Healthcare
$44.31 Billion.... Veteran Healthcare
$12.90 Billion.... Federal employees' and retired employees' health benefits  
$425.42 Billion... Medical Services
$338.85 Billion... Sliding Scale Subsidies
$15.89 Billion.... Healthcare Subsidy Office (HSO) and AtlasCare Office (ACO) Administration

Non-ANH Health Spending ($56.97 Billion)              
$24.25 Billion.... Disease control, public health and bioterrorism              
$28.48 Billion.... Health research and training              
$4.24 Billion..... Consumer and occupational health and safety                
              
Civilian Retirement (Social Security excluded) ($138.16 Billion)              
$8.23 Billion..... Civilian retirement and disability insurance              
$129.93 Billion... Federal employee retirement and disability              
 
Social Security ($903.24 Billion)
$868.63 Billion... Social Security Outlays
$34.60 Billion.... Social Security Administration
            
Aid to Low-Income Families ($366.50 Billion)
$40.53 Billion.... Unemployment              
$39.98 Billion.... Housing assistance              
$99.44 Billion.... Food and Nutrition Assistance (Food Stamps + WIC)        
$169.01 Billion... Other aid to low-income families              
$17.54 Billion.... Social Services            
              
Administration of justice ($51.902 Billion)              
$27.157 Billion.... Federal law enforcement
$13.938 Billion.... Federal litigation and judicial activities              
$6.2687 Billion..... Federal prison system              
$4.24 Billion..... Criminal justice assistance  
$0.74 Billion..... Federal Penitentiary Reform Act Provisions      
$-0.432 Billion…. General Criminal Justice Savings
              
General government administration ($3.899 Billion)              
$3.66 Billion..... Legislative functions              
$0.45 Billion..... Executive office programs              
$12.03 Billion.... IRS & other fiscal operations              
$1.567 Billion..... Other general government              
$-13.20 Billion…. Government Efficiency Act
$-0.62 Billion…. Eliminated Penny
$0.002 Billion…. Mandatory Tampons in Restrooms
              
Interest on debt ($295.40 Billion)              
$295.40 Billion... Net Interest

TOTAL Spending: $4119.5764 Billion


REVENUE:     $ 3557.81 Billion
EXPENDITURES:  $ 4119.5764 Billion
BALANCE:       $ -562.7664 Billion
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« Reply #345 on: April 29, 2019, 08:55:15 PM »

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Presidential Signature Amendment

Article 3, Section 5, Clause 3 of the Atlasian Constitution is amended as follows:

3. Every bill, order, or resolution which shall have passed the Senate and the House of Representatives shall, before it becomes law, be submitted to the judgment of the President. If he approve of it he should sign it; but if he disapproves he should return the bill to the house in which it originated with his objections. If, after considering the objections of the President, both houses should by a 2/3 vote agree to pass the same bill, it shall become law regardless of the President's objections. If any bill, order, or resolution shall not be returned by the President within ten days after it has been presented to him, the bill shall become law.

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There is currently no requirement or explanation on what happens if a president refuses to sign a bill. This amendment requires action to be taken within ten todays, otherwise the bill becomes law.
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« Reply #346 on: May 09, 2019, 07:11:16 AM »

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DUMB REGULATIONS REPEAL ACT 18

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Be it enacted by both houses of Congress assembled:

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1. The regulation prohibiting the washing of fish at certain national forest faucets is hereby eliminated. 36 CFR §261.16(c) shall be amended accordingly.
2. The regulation requiring Dandruff Shampoo labels to warn not to eat the shampoo is hereby eliminated. 21 CFR 358.750(c)(1)(i) shall be amended accordingly.
3. The regulation requiring websites to adopt policies to protect children 13 and under shall not be interpreted as prohibiting online gaming websites from removing age-restricted account features after the account holder reaches adulthood. 16 C.F.R. 312.11(b) shall be amended accordingly.
4. A business shall only be considered a joint employer of a franchise’s employees only where that employer possesses and exercises substantial direct and immediate control over the essential terms and conditions of employment (such as hiring, firing, discipline, supervision, and direction) of the second company’s employees or exercises direct control (other than limited and routine control) over another employer’s workers. Browning-Ferris Indus. of Cal. v. NLRB, 362 NLRB 186 (2015) is hereby overturned.
5. The regulation requiring the disinterment of buried human remains from a federal cemetery upon discovery of evidence that the deceased committed certain crimes is hereby eliminated. 38 USC 2411 shall be amended accordingly.
6. The regulation requiring hybrids and electric vehicles to be loud is hereby eliminated. 49 CFR 571.141 shall be amended accordingly.
7. The regulation prohibiting a cheesemaker from selling cheddar cheese where the curd was not matted into a cohesive mass is hereby eliminated. 21 CFR 133.113(a)(3) shall be amended accordingly.
8. The regulation criminalizing the recording of movies at a movie theater on a camera or digital device is hereby eliminated. 17 USC 110 shall be amended accordingly.
9. The regulation criminalizing the calling of certain phone numbers to solicit or advertise is hereby eliminated. 15 USC 6151 - 6155 is hereby repealed.
10. The regulation criminalizing the sending of facsimile messages to certain fax numbers to solicit or advertise is hereby eliminated.
11. The regulation under FERPA requiring protection of confidential student records shall not be interpreted to prohibit teachers from leaving corrected papers or assignments in an unattended pickup location. 34 CFR 99 shall be amended accordingly.
12. The regulation prohibiting cable broadcasters from broadcasting certain loud commercials is hereby eliminated. 47 CFR 76.607 shall be amended accordingly.
13. The regulations required under the Lacey Act shall not apply to hardwood trees or products thereof. 16 USC 3371 - 3378 shall be amended accordingly.
14. The regulations required under the Lacey Act for applying foreign law shall only consider environmental and conservation laws. 16 USC 3371 - 3378
15. The regulations prohibiting the molesting of a shipwreck in Dry Tortugas National Park is hereby eliminated. 36 CFR §7.27(j)(1) shall be amended accordingly.
16. The regulation prohibiting foreign showhorses that are temporarily in Atlasia for competitions from having sex is hereby eliminated. 9 CFR 93.301(f)(5)(vii) shall be amended accordingly.
17. The regulation permitting Pharmacy Benefit Companies and Pharmacists to enter into contracts containing gag orders prohibiting pharmacists from informing customers when the cash price for a prescription drug is lower than the customer's insurance price is hereby eliminated. 42 USC 300gg-11 et seq. and 42 USC 1395w-104 et seq. shall be amended accordingly.
18. The regulation criminalizing Bureau of Reclamation employees being late to work is hereby eliminated. Nothing in this law shall limit the available employee disciplinary policies available to federal employers. 43 CFR 422.12(a) shall be amended accordingly.
19. The regulation prohibiting the sale of spiced cheese with unevenly distributed spices is hereby eliminated. 21 CFR 133.190(a)(3) shall be amended accordingly.
20. The regulation purporting to remove local authority for cell tower siting is hereby eliminated. FCC's Small Cell Siting Declaratory Ruling "Accelerating Broadband deployment" WT Docket No. 17-79 and 17-84 (2018) is hereby rescinded.
21. The regulation prohibiting persons from purchasing or bartering for authentic Atlasian military decorations and medals is hereby eliminated. 18 USC 704(a) shall be amended accordingly.
22. The regulation prohibiting federal student aid to persons convicted of a drug-related offense is hereby eliminated. 28 USC 1091(r) shall be amended accordingly.
23. The regulation capping apprenticeships on federal contracts is hereby eliminated. 29 CFR 1,3,5 & 7 shall be amended accordingly. 
24. The regulation criminalizing certain specific noncommercial intrastate activities occuring on portions of public sidewalks or private property is hereby eliminated. 18 USC 248 shall be amended accordingly.
25. The Postal Service is hereby expressly authorized to sell advertising space on the sides of postal service vehicles.
26. The regulation prohibiting the mere wearing of a Postal uniform by a non-actor is hereby eliminated. 18 USC 1730 shall be amended accordingly.
27. The regulation prohibiting AMTRAK passengers who are lawfully complying with all other AMTRAK and federal policies related to the transportation of firearms in stored luggaed from notifying AMTRAK over the internet with at least twenty-four (24) hour notice rather than in person upon arrival is hereby eliminated. The AMTRAK checked firearms policy (2010) shall be amended accordingly.
28. The regulation compelling certain phone recordings to disclose their status as a recording is hereby eliminated. The Ethical Disclosure of Artificial Intelligence Act is hereby repealed.
29. The regulations on foreign vessels or domestic vessels without a requisite percentage of Atlasian crew members on engaging in cabotage in Atlasia is hereby repealed. 46 U.S.C. § 55102 - 55113, 46 U.S.C. § 55116 - 55122, 46 U.S.C. § 8103, and 46 U.S.C. § 12103 (Jones Act) is hereby repealed.
30. Carbon Dioxide shall not be subject to Clean Air Act regulations. 42 U.S.C. § 7409 and 42 U.S.C. § 7412 shall be amended accordingly.
31. The allowable level of ozone under the NAAQS regulations shall be fixed at 70 PPB rather than a floating average between 68 and 70 PPB as determined by a complex formula. 40 CFR 50 shall be amended accordingly.
32. For purposes of federal sentencing guidelines, "use" of a firearm during the commission of a federal drug crime shall not be interpreted to include the bartering of a weapon for drugs. 18 U.S.C. 924(c)(1)(A) shall be amended accordingly.
33. The regulation prohibiting the sale of makeup colored with D&C Black No. 2 if it uses more coloring than is "consistent with good manufacturing practice" is hereby eliminated. 21 CFR §74.2052(c) shall be amended accordingly.
34. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 84 shall read as follows: “Nothing in these rules shall prohibit a lawyer from informing a jury of their right as a jury to nullify statutory laws and regulations which are inconsistent with the Constitution of Atlasia.”
35. Nutrition supplements may include non-FDA approval general wellness information on packaging materials provided the information is preceded by a statement that such information has not been approved by the FDA.
36. The regulation mandating that all Atlasian coins larger than a dime must depict an eagle on the reverse is hereby eliminated. 17 Stat. 424 shall be amended accordingly.
37. The moratorium on issuing grey whale subsistence hunting permits to the Makah Tribe is hereby rescinded.
38. The regulation requiring all packaged food sold in interstate commerce to include on the label a section calculating the calories from fat. 21 CFR 101.9(c)(1)(i)(F) shall be amended accordingly.
39. The regulation mandating that merchants and traders regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) must pre-fund a margin account prior to offering to buy CFTC regulated securities shall be amended to exempt merchants and traders who transfer their margin at the time of the trade. 17 CFR 30.7 shall be amended accordingly.
40. The regulation prohibiting owners of NFA-registered firearms from transporting NFA firearms across State lines without the prior written approval of ATF shall not be interpreted to apply to such transportation during an evacuation during a declared emergency or an eviction from an owner's domicile or principal place of business within a State, provided the owner complies with all required locking, storage, and transfer regulations under the NFA. 18 U.S.C. 922(a)(4) and 27 CFR 478.28 shall be amended accordingly.
41. The otherwise lawful carry of a firearm in compliance with all laws of the Region of the situs, shall not be prohibited in Publicly accessible areas in Post Office facilities or government buildings. 39 CFR 232.1 and 18 U.S.C. § 930(g) shall be amended accordingly.
42. The regulations prohibiting the government from contracting with businesses owned by persons convicted of past felonies are hereby eliminated. 48 CFR § 3009.171-5 and 48 CFR § 3052.209-76 shall be amended accordingly.
43. The regulation requiring all publicly traded companies with an aggregate worldwide market value at $75 million to conduct a PCAOB approved audit each year shall be amended to exempt all such companies with an aggregate worldwide market value of $700 Million. Nothing in this section shall affect any criminal penalties for any crime committed by the publicly traded company. 17 CFR 240.12b-2 shall be amended accordingly.
44. The regulation prohibiting the introduction of polygraph results as evidence in an Atlasian court shall not apply to civil cases in Atlasian courts. The Polygraph Removal Act shall be amended accordingly.
45. The Wintergreen Ski Resort in Nelson Co., Virginia shall be permitted to construct a secondary access road accross National Park Service land to connect to the Blue Ridge Parkway, provided the following conditions are abided by:
     a. Wintergreen complies with NEPA
     b. Wintergreen designs and constructs the road in such a way as to minimize the effect on the landscape, including but not limited to the safe use of road curviture and the paving of the road with mulch.
     c. Wintergreen agrees to maintain the road as part of restrictive covenants accompanying the recorded easement
46. The Let's Try This Act and 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(4) shall be amended to clarify that no citizen can be declared mentally incapacitated for the purposes of firearm ownership merely for having sought mental health treatment or counseling from a therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, or counselor.
47. The regulation requiring gunsmiths to record any firearm in their possession for more than eight (Cool hours into ATF-required bound books shall be amended to exempt all firearms possessed for five (5) business days excluding weekends. 27 CFR 178.125(E) shall be amended accordingly.
48. Technical data provided over the internet shall not be defined as an export. 21 CFR 120.10 and 21 CFR 120.11 shall be amended accordingly.
49. The regulation criminalizing the disruption of a military funeral within certain fixed distances shall not be construed to apply on public land that is also a traditional public forum. 18 USC 1388 shall be amended accordingly.
50. The regulation prohibiting some transportation of exotic species across State lines shall be amended to permit such species lawfully kept in any State in Atlasia as a pet to be transported across State lines in accordance with the permit application required by 50 CFR 16.22. 50 CFR 16.22 shall be amended accordingly.
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« Reply #347 on: May 09, 2019, 07:12:03 AM »

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DUMB REGULATIONS REPEAL ACT 19

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1. Nothing in federal law shall be interpreted as limiting the sale or transfer of pre-1978 mobile homes lacking a HUD manufactured housing certificate.
2. The regulation defining old age housing communities not subject to the fair housing act by way of example is hereby eliminated. 24 CFR 100.303(b) shall be repealed.
3. The regulation mandating all lightbulbs sold in interstate commerce contain a label estimating electricity consumption is hereby eliminated. 16 CFR 305.3 shall be amended accordingly.
4. The regulation prohibiting the sale of pool heaters with a thermal efficiency less than 78% shall be decreased to 75%. 42 USC 6295(e)(2)
5. The regulation requiring any rental property that is part of the Section 8 program to be annually inspected shall not include any home subject to and compliant with regular inspections under a local rental inspection ordinance in which a uniform Regional Building code has been adopted. 24 CFR 982.405 and 24 CFR 884.217 shall be amended accordingly.
6. The regulation requiring employers to physically display posters referencing federal minimum wage and hour laws, workplace safety laws, polygraph protection laws, Drug free workplace laws, Discrimination laws, and whistleblower protection laws, shall not apply to employers who:
     a. Distribute all information that is contained on the posters to each employee upon their initial hiring
     b. Maintains a website displaying all information that is contained on the posters
     c. Provides written notice to all employees whenever information contained on the posters is changed by law
7. No person who frees a whale or dolphin tangled or trapped in a fishing net shall be charged with harassing, interfering with or harming a protected marine mammal.
8. Employer policies allowing guns to be stored in locked cars on employee parking lots shall not be interpreted to violate the general duty clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The Letter from Director Roger Clark, OSHA policy regarding violent employee behavior, OSHA Std. Interp. 1226 (D.O.L.), (1992) is hereby rescinded.
9. The regulation prohibiting federally regulated credit unions from purchasing mortgage servicing rights as an investment, including but not limited to mortgage servicing rights from other credit unions is hereby eliminated, provided the total assets of mortgage servicing rights held by any federal credit union does not exceed 20% of its total assets. 12 CFR 703.16 shall be amended accordingly.
10. The regulation prohibiting federally regulated credit unions from purchasing and holding their own account investment grade securities is hereby eliminated provided that the total assets of such securities held by a federally regulated credit union does not exceed 10% of its total assets. 12 CFR 703.14 shall be amended accordingly.
11. The regulation requiring certain insured federally-regulated credit unions to annually set aside an earnings retention fund is hereby eliminated. 12 USC 1790d(e) shall be aneded accordingly.
12. Any State law governing member business loan limitations for credit unions that conflict with a federal law governing federally-regulated credit unions are hereby preempted.
13. The regulation mandating employers give out private employee contact information is hereby eliminated. 29 CFR 102.62(d) shall be amended accordingly.
14. The regulation mandating States and Regions limit billboards on private land adjacent to federal highways or else lose federal highway funding is hereby eliminated. 23 US 131(D) shall be amended accordingly. 
15. The regulation limiting the importation of otherwise lawful handguns with two (2) inch barrels is hereby eliminated. 27 CFR 478.113a and ATF Forms 6A and 4590 shall be amended accordingly.
16. The regulation requiring registration of any shotgun with a barrel shorter than eighteen (18) inches under the NFA shall be narrowed to only include shotguns with barrels shorter than sixteen (16) inches. 18 U.S.C. 921 and 26 U.S.C. 5845(a) shall be amended accordingly.
17. The RICO act shall be amended to decrease the statute of limitations for crimes relied upon in establishing an organizational nexus to seven (7) years.  18 USC 1961 et seq. shall be amended accordingly.
18. The RICO act shall be amended to remove trade secrets violations, prostitution, and common law fraud actions from the definition of racketeering. 18 USC 1961 shall be amended accordingly.
19. The RICO act shall be amended to remove enterprises lacking a separate economic existence and enterprises that lack a nexus to organized crime from the definition of enterprises. 18 USC 1961 shall be amended accordingly.
20. The regulation permitting "free-speech zones" and the prohibition of speech in buffer zones near the President, Vice President, or their families is hereby eliminated.  18 USC 1752 shall be amended accordingly.
21. Any Federal Firearms Licenseholder who fills in an ATF Form with "Y" for "Yes" and "N" for "No" shall not be prosecuted for falsifying ATF records provided the offered answer is true. 18 U.S.C. 922(m) shall be amended accordingly.
22. E-Rate Applicants shall be permitted to file physical copies of their application until January 1, 2025.
23. The regulation prohibiting school lunches from containing more that one (1) cup of lima beans, peas, potatoes, or corn kernals per student per week is hereby eliminated.************
24. The regulation prohibiting the hiring of a School Nutrition Program Officer unless they have a college degree is hereby eliminated. 7 CFR 210.30(b)(1)(ii) & (iii) shall be amended accordingly.
25. The regulation prohibiting schools from offering 2% milkfat milk, whole milk, or chocolate milk or else lose School Breakfast and School Lunch programs funding is hereby eliminated.  7 CFR 210.10(c)(g) & 7 CFR 220.8(c)(g) & 7 CFR 215.7a shall be amended accordingly.
26. The regulation imposing arbitrary nutrition standards for snacks in school vending machines or else the school loses School Breakfast and School Lunch programs funding eligiblity is hereby eliminated. 7 CFR 210.11(a)(2) and 42 USC 1779 shall be amended accordingly.
27. Nothing in federal law shall be construed or interpreted as requiring Common Core State Educational standards in order to qualify for any federal education funding program, including but not limited race to the top grants.
28. The regulation implying that schools will be sued if neutral discipline policies show a disparate impact is hereby eliminated. The Dear Colleague Letter dated January 8, 2014 is hereby rescinded.
29. The regulation implying that colleges will be sued if they fail to reduce the burden of proof for campus disciplinary hearings below clear and convicing evidence is herebly eliminated. The Dear Colleague Letter dated April 4, 2011 is hereby rescinded.
30. The regulation mandating most college classes take attendance to assist in verifying if federal student loan recipients have dropped out is hereby eliminated.
31. The regulation disqualifying students convicted of drug crimes from most federal student aid programs is hereby eliminated. 20 USC 1091(r)(1) shall be amended accordingly.
32. The regulation imposing certain crime reporting requirements on colleges shall not include crimes committed off-campus, including but not limited to privately operated book stores. 34 CFR 668.46 shall be amended accordingly.
33. The regulation imposing certain crime reporting requirements on colleges shall not be required for the crimes of "stalking", "domestic violence", and "dating violence", until such time that the Department of Justice provides a definition of each crime, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.
34. The regulation poorly defining "credit hour" in the context of classes eligible for the student loan program is hereby elimianted. 34 CFR 600.2 shall be amended accordingly.
35. The regulation mandationg colleges compile and publish certain employment data about previously enrolled students or else lose funding eligiblity is hereby eliminated. 34 CFR 668.401 - 668.415 shall be amended accordingly.
36. The regulation mandating college financial solvency as measured by an arbitrary composite score or else lose funding eligiblity is hereby eliminated. 34 CFR 668.171 - 176 shall be amended accordingly.
37. The regulation mandating colleges offering online classes receive certification from every single state students enroll from instead of just the state the college is physically located in or else lose funding eligiblity is hereby eliminated. 34 cfr 600.9 shall be amended accordingly.
38. The regulation mandating colleges distribute a breakdown on the racial breakdown of the student body to each student or else lose funding eligiblity is hereby eliminated. 20 USC 1092(a)(1)(Q) shall be amended accordingly.
39. The regulation mandating colleges distribute a copy of their peer-to-peer file sharing policy along with government propaganda warning of the illegality of certain copyright violations or else lose funding eligiblity is hereby eliminated. 34 CFR 668.14(b)(30), 34 CFR 668.43(a)(10), 20 USC 1092(a)(1)(P)and 20 USC 1094(a)(29) shall be amended accordingly.
40. The regulation mandating colleges distribute a copy of their vaccination policy disclosure to each student or else lose funding eligiblity is hereby eliminated.  20 USC 1092(a)(1)(V) shall be amended accordingly.
41. The regulation mandating colleges distribute a voter registration form to each student or else lose federal funding eligiblity is hereby eliminated. 20 USC 1094(a)(23) shall be amended accordingly.
42. The regulation prohibiting wagering on sports is hereby eliminated. 28 USC 3701 - 3704 (PAPSA) is hereby repealed.
43. The regulation prohibiting the transfer of funds in connection to online gambling is hereby eliminated. 31 USC 5361 - 5367 (UIGEA)is hereby repealed.
44. The regulation prohibiting the manufacture, transportation, or sale of gambling devices in interstate commerce is hereby eliminated. 15 usc 1171-1178 (Johnson Act) and 18 USC 1953 (Waging Paraphernalia Act) are hereby repealed.
45. The regulation prohibiting the use of wired communication facility to transmit sports wagering information in interstate commerce to assist in gambling (Wire Act) is hereby eliminated. 50 USC 1081 - 1084 is hereby repealed.
46. The regulation prohibiting the conduct of wagering activity in interstate commerce is hereby eliminated. 18 U.S.C. 1955 (IGBA) is hereby repealed.
47. The regulation prohibiting the traveling in interstate commerce to transmit sports wagering information is hereby eliminated. 18 USC 1952 (Travel Act) is hereby repealed.
48. Gambling operations operating legally under Regional law shall not be considered unlawful businesses under 18 USC 1960 (Money Transmitters Act) and 18 USC 1961 - 1968 (RICO).
49. Sec. III(c) of the Postal Reform Act shall be amended to clarify that 18 USC 1303 and 39 USC 3005 shall also be amended to reflect the change in law.
50. On January 1, 2021 all federal regulations about gambling on Indian reservations shall be eliminated. 25 USC 2701 - 2721 shall be repealed.
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« Reply #348 on: May 18, 2019, 03:52:26 PM »

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Senate Resolution
To amend the Senate rules to require all legislation spending money to delay said spending until the beginning of the next fiscal year.

Be it resolved in the Atlasian Senate Assembled,
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Fiscal Year Spending Resolution

Article 2, Clause 7 of the Senate Rules is amended as follows:
7.) All bills appropriating money must take effect no soon than the beginning of the next fiscal year, and also have either raise taxes or cut other spending to cover the costs of the appropriations contained therein. Exempted from this shall be emergency legislation declared as such by the President in clause 2d of this section. The Senate may override this section with a 2/3rds vote.
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« Reply #349 on: May 22, 2019, 12:31:56 PM »

Introducing this piece of legislation that originated in the Lincoln Council as civilian-sponsored legislation (or standard legislation if a sitting Senator decides to sponsor this); to try and avoid a possible issue of federal preemption. Credit for the bill goes to Pyro, the original sponsor.

Not sure how many signatures are needed for a civilian sponsored legislation but here goes mine

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Transactions Fairness Act

to protect consumers from common banking and credit abuse

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Section I

1. A financial institution, also known as a banking institution, is defined as a corporation, company or other business entity that provides services as an intermediary of financial markets.

2. A consumer is defined as a person or organization that uses an economic service.

Section II

1. No financial institution shall charge a fee for the following services.

   a. Usage of an Automated Teller Machine, or ATM.

   b. Opening an account.

   c. Closing an account.

   d. Not interacting with the account.

   e. Replacing a lost or stolen credit or debit card.

   f. Stop payment on a check.

   g. Issuing paper statements.

   h. Paying an amount owed through cash, credit or debit.

2. No financial institution shall conduct the following practices.

     a. "Reordering Transactions." This is defined as processing of transactions from a consumer's account in an order that may be different from the order in which the transactions were made.

     b. "Dual Tracking." This is defined as the process in which a mortgage lender may request documents and begin processing a loan modification while simultaneously engaging in the foreclosure process.

3. All financial institutions engaging in credit card services must allocate a minimum five day grace period prior to issuing a late fee for balance payments.

4. In the case of an overdraft or overdrawn account, no fee shall be charged to the consumer until the amount exceeds $50 US. Once the $50 US cap is breached, a fee may be charged to the consumer ten business days following a mailed or electronic notice.

5. Owed funds to a financial institution cannot be collected through the garnishing of Social Security payments.

6. Financial institutions cannot sell or foreclose on real estate without signed authorization from the homeowner.

7. All financial institutions must have a customer service phone line printed clearly on its website home page.

8. Utilities may not charge a fee for the processing of credit or debit cards.

Section III

1. The penalty for failure to abide by the any of the above guidelines shall be no less than:

  a. If a Corporation, Limited Liability Company or Partnership with Gross Income under $10 Billion: 20% of the Business Gross Income and Seizure of Assets.

  b. If a Corporation, Limited Liability Company or Partnership with Gross Income over $10 Billion: 40% of the Business Gross Income and Seizure of Assets.

Section IV

1. This act takes effect on October 1st, 2019 contingent upon signing by the president.
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