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« Reply #500 on: January 16, 2021, 03:31:40 PM »

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End Fire & Re-hire

1.) It is hereby unlawful for any employee to fire or dismiss an employee for the purposes of re-employing them on weaker terms and conditons for their employment.

1B.) Terms and conditions hereby refer to either the salary, wage or the additonal conditions of their contractual employment including but not limited to paid or unpaid leave, contracted hours or workplace breaks.
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« Reply #501 on: January 16, 2021, 06:51:09 PM »

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The Walter Reuther & Cesar Chavez Solidarity Act

Section 1:No Fire

1A.) It is hereby unlawful for any employer to fire or discipline any employee for joining a trade union, encouraging colleagues to join a union or attempting to form a union or organise within their workplace.

1B.) Any employer found guilty of breaching Section 1A shall be fined $5,000 after the first breach, $10,000 after the second breach and an additional $20,000 for each subsequent breach.

1C.) The Attorney General shall have the authority to introduce additional fines on companies found to breaching this regulation on successive occasions.

Section 2: Recognition


2A.) A union shall be recongised within any workplace providing that a majority of employees submit a signed affirmation in favour of unionisation.

Section 3: Solidarity Forever

3A.) Solidarity Strikes, or secondary strikes are hereby legal- under the provision that a ballot of union members is held with more than 50% voting in favour.

Section 4: Farm Workers are Workers

4A.) The National Labor Relations Act 1935 is hereby amended to include farm workers, and no limit shall be placed upon them

Section 5: Level Playing Field

5A.) No employer shall be allowled to limit, control or deny access for their employees to discuss or meet with their union representatives.

5B.) Employers shall not be allowled to use company resources to fund or provide literature or promotional material which encourages their employees not to join or become a member of a trade union.

5C.) It is hereby illegal for an employer to use any form of surveillance to monitor, track or disrupt the lawful activities of union officals within the workplace.

Section 6: The room where it happens.

6A.) All public limited companies shall have at least 1 trade union appointed offical as a sitting and voting member of their board of directors.

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« Reply #502 on: January 17, 2021, 12:55:32 AM »

Looking for a sponsor here. Whether you agreed with the original rule change or not, this just serves to align the Senate procedures for initial cloture with the House procedures.

Quote from: The "Fixing the J.K. Sestak Congressional Reform Resolution" Resolution
Section 2. Amendment to Senate Rules

1. Article 11 of the New Senate Rules Resolution is amended to read as follows.

Quote from: Article 11: Relationship within the Congress
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5.) Whenever either house shall consider a bill, order, or resolution that shall have originated in the other, the President of the Congress shall immediately call a vote in that house on whether to immediately pass the legislation, or further debate it.
a.) The President of Congress shall maintain a single thread in which to preside over these votes as held by both houses, and shall regularly update the title of the thread to inform the Congress of what legislation is being considered in which house.
b.) Should the house vote to debate the legislation further, debate shall proceed in a separate thread as established elsewhere in these rules.


5.) Whenever either house shall consider a bill, order, or resolution that shall have originated in the other, following a 48-hour period in which Congress may discuss, but not formally move to modify, the legislation,the President of the Congress shall call a vote in that house on whether to immediately pass the legislation, or further debate it.
a.) Should the house vote to debate the legislation further, debate shall proceed in a separate thread as established elsewhere in these rules.
b.) These votes shall be known as "initial cloture" votes.
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« Reply #503 on: January 17, 2021, 03:07:48 AM »

Looking for a sponsor here. Whether you agreed with the original rule change or not, this just serves to align the Senate procedures for initial cloture with the House procedures.

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Section 2. Amendment to Senate Rules

1. Article 11 of the New Senate Rules Resolution is amended to read as follows.

Quote from: Article 11: Relationship within the Congress
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5.) Whenever either house shall consider a bill, order, or resolution that shall have originated in the other, the President of the Congress shall immediately call a vote in that house on whether to immediately pass the legislation, or further debate it.
a.) The President of Congress shall maintain a single thread in which to preside over these votes as held by both houses, and shall regularly update the title of the thread to inform the Congress of what legislation is being considered in which house.
b.) Should the house vote to debate the legislation further, debate shall proceed in a separate thread as established elsewhere in these rules.


5.) Whenever either house shall consider a bill, order, or resolution that shall have originated in the other, following a 48-hour period in which Congress may discuss, but not formally move to modify, the legislation,the President of the Congress shall call a vote in that house on whether to immediately pass the legislation, or further debate it.
a.) Should the house vote to debate the legislation further, debate shall proceed in a separate thread as established elsewhere in these rules.
b.) These votes shall be known as "initial cloture" votes.


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« Reply #504 on: January 27, 2021, 05:26:59 AM »

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Joint Resolution
To provide for a one-time, temporary extension of budget levels to allow the budget to be posted and fully debated without a shutdown.

Be it Resolved in Both Houses of Congress Assembled,

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Second Continuing Resolution to Avoid Shutdown
1. Funding for Atlasia's government will be maintained at current levels through February 28th, 2021 or until a Budget Resolution is adopted.


Since we are on the 27th and I am not sure if the House will manage to get the budget done in 4 days, here is a final extension, this time for only 1 month.

Motioning to suspend the rules and go to a final vote directly while we are at it, as well as posting this on the House thread too
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« Reply #505 on: February 06, 2021, 02:01:27 AM »
« Edited: February 06, 2021, 02:45:41 AM by Southern Senator Spark »

Be it ordained in the

CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC OF ATLASIA

To reduce the exorbitant costs of care for Atlasians


FOR SPONSORSHIP IN THE ATLASIAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 6, 2021

Equal Access to Healthcare Act

Section 1.

a) Congress will create a Public Healthcare Fund

b) The Public Healthcare Fund will subsidize the costs of care for those who cannot afford quality care

c) The Public Healthcare Fund shall cover the costs of prescription drugs, co-pays, premiums, and deductibles up to an amount of $3,500 at minimum for applicable citizens

Section 2. Funding

a) The Public Healthcare Fund shall be financed through taxation via income, property, and sales but is not limited to these sources of revenue

b) The Public Healthcare Fund may receive contributions from private insurance entities

Section 3. Eligibility and Disbursement

a) The federal government and appropriate agency shall be responsible for the fund

b) Eligibility for reduction of healthcare costs is based on income below the poverty threshold

c) Disbursement of funds will be handled by the appropriate federal agency to regional health agencies and/or disburse payments to private insurers
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« Reply #506 on: February 06, 2021, 02:11:53 AM »
« Edited: February 12, 2021, 11:03:46 AM by Southern Senator Spark »

IN THE SENATE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ATLASIA
A BILL

Addiction Care Costs Reduction Act

To mitigate the costs of drug addiction treatment services for community centers

Section 1. Purpose

a) It is the purpose of this Act to provide emergency assistance to States, territories, Tribal nations, and local areas that are disproportionately affected by the opioid epidemic and to make financial assistance available to States, territories, Tribal nations, local areas, and other public or private nonprofit entities to provide for the operation of more effective and cost efficient systems for the delivery of essential services to individuals with substance use disorder, including with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, and their families.

Section 2. Eligibility

a) A state or locality must be evidenced by an increase in the number of cases per capita, the rate or number of overdose deaths, or the severity or need for services to treat various substance use disorders

b) A state or locality will be eligible for a grant under the above conditions

Section 3. Planning

a) To be eligible for grants for this purpose, the chief elected official of the local area must designate a substance use disorder treatment council that shall be -

i. Representative of the population in question
ii. Composed of health care provider members, community-based health organizations, local public health agencies

Section 4. Funding

a) Funding shall be appropriated and earmarked, then directed to local council for distribution to community health centers

b) The funding amount shall be determined based on the number of deaths in the localities that are eligible and the severity of need
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« Reply #507 on: February 06, 2021, 01:29:19 PM »
« Edited: February 12, 2021, 11:05:02 AM by Southern Senator Spark »

IN THE SENATE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ATLASIA

A RESOLUTION

China Abuses Condemnation Resolution

To condemn the People's Republic of China in its currency manipulation and subversive actions in the Asia Pacific region

Section 1. Background

a. In flagrant violation of international law, the People's Republic of China has taken a series of actions that involve uses of force to instigate retaliation between its neighbors such as India. If no action is taken on the part of Atlasia, the two countries will be set on a path toward war. The purpose of this resolution is to condemn China's practices and tactics as it relates to their un-quenched desire for territorial expansion at the expense of the rest of the world.

b. As it relates to currency manipulation, China is able to set the value of its currency as it sees fit as it possesses a centrally-planned economy. This provides an unfair advantage to the People's Republic of China because the value of other nations' currency continues to fluctuate. By lowering the value of their currency, China gains an unfair advantage. While steps have been taken in recent years, the Republic of Atlasia shall monitor this activity closely to regain an international trade balance.

Section 2. Adoption
1. The passage of this resolution will create a watch-list and add China as a member country
2. Upon passage, The Republic of Atlasia will officially condemn China's "salami-slicing" practices in Asia.
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« Reply #508 on: February 07, 2021, 02:34:57 AM »

Be it ordained in the

CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC OF ATLASIA

To reduce the exorbitant costs of care for Atlasians


FOR SPONSORSHIP IN THE ATLASIAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 6, 2021

Equal Access to Healthcare Act

Section 1.

a) Congress will create a Public Healthcare Fund

b) The Public Healthcare Fund will subsidize the costs of care for those who cannot afford quality care

c) The Public Healthcare Fund shall cover the costs of prescription drugs, co-pays, premiums, and deductibles up to an amount of $3,500 at minimum for applicable citizens

Section 2. Funding

a) The Public Healthcare Fund shall be financed through taxation via income, property, and sales but is not limited to these sources of revenue

b) The Public Healthcare Fund may receive contributions from private insurance entities

Section 3. Eligibility and Disbursement

a) The federal government and appropriate agency shall be responsible for the fund

b) Eligibility for reduction of healthcare costs is based on income below the poverty threshold

c) Disbursement of funds will be handled by the appropriate federal agency to regional health agencies and/or disburse payments to private insurers

The R&RPHA of 2017 already covers people eligible under "Obamacare expanded medicaid levels regardless of whether state acceptance of such" with all premiums, co-pays and deductibles of their plan (be it atlas care or something else) covered 100% by the subsidy. Said bill contains extensively defined benefits for various groups, defined agency responsibilities and specific funding mechanism to facilitate such. It has also been amended to incorporate better coverage of drug costs and most recently had its provisions on preventative and diagnostic care substantially beefed up as well.
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« Reply #509 on: February 08, 2021, 05:03:32 PM »

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Increasing Requirements Act
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Section 3, Part 8, of the Census Act of 2019 is amended as follows
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Section 3. Registration
8.In order to be eligible to register, a poster’s Atlas Forum account must have been registered for at least one hundred and sixty-eight hours and must have accumulated at least fifteen fifty posts.
Section 4, Part 2, of the Federal Electoral Act of 2019 is amended as follows
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Section 4. Voter Eligibility.
2. A registered voter shall only be eligible to vote in a federal election if they have made at least eight twenty-five posts from their account in the fifty six days (eight weeks) immediately prior to the commencement of the election.

I'd like to sponsor this legislation.
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« Reply #510 on: February 10, 2021, 05:16:16 PM »
« Edited: February 12, 2021, 11:23:06 AM by Southern Senator Spark »

BE IT ENACTED
In the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia

To decrease the burden of childcare across the nation

Childcare Costs Reduction Act

Section 1. Purpose

a. The title of this legislation shall be the Childcare Costs Reduction Act
b. To reduce the costs of childcare across Atlasia and reduce the burden upon parents and families to care for their dependents
c. To increase funding for nationwide community centers

Section 2. Establishment
a. Congress shall establish a Childcare Stabilization Fund
b. The fund shall provide grants to childcare centers and community agencies responsible for child protective services
c. The funding amount of the childcare fund should not exceed $50,000,000

Section 3. Funding
a. Childcare agencies in states and localities will receive stabilization grants that are earmarked for use in community centers
b. The grants shall be used to improve the supply and quality of childcare

Section 4. Eligibility
a. Children must be designated as being dependents of parents who are below the poverty line in Atlasia
b. Children who are dependents of COVID-19 healthcare professionals are eligible for a childcare tax credit of the original $1,000 plus an additional $2,000
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« Reply #511 on: February 10, 2021, 05:52:02 PM »

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Increasing Requirements Act
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Section 3. Registration
8.In order to be eligible to register, a poster’s Atlas Forum account must have been registered for at least one hundred and sixty-eight hours and must have accumulated at least fifteen fifty posts.
Section 4, Part 2, of the Federal Electoral Act of 2019 is amended as follows
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Section 4. Voter Eligibility.
2. A registered voter shall only be eligible to vote in a federal election if they have made at least eight twenty-five posts from their account in the fifty six days (eight weeks) immediately prior to the commencement of the election.

Due to the unusual nature of this bill, I hereby withdraw my sponsorship and encourage a different sponsor. Furthermore, it is a debate that we can have in Atlasia should it reach the Senate.
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« Reply #512 on: February 12, 2021, 10:34:14 AM »

IN THE SENATE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ATLASIA

A RESOLUTION

To re-affirm the Republic of Atlasia's support for peace in the Middle East and encouragement of the two-state solution regarding Israel and Palestine

Section 1. Purpose
a. Israel has been an indispensible force as a Democratic nation throughout its history
b. Relations between Israel and the Republic of Atlasia provides significant mutual benefit to bring peace in the Middle East and strengthens the bond between both countries

Section 2.

a. Upon adoption of this resolution, the Republic of Atlasia shall endorse to re-engage Israel and Palestine in negotiations in order to work toward a two-state solution
b. Annexation of the West Bank jeopardize prospects for such a solution, harm Israel's relations with its neighbors, and heighten hostilities in the region
c. A two-state solution is best to preserve Israel's Jewish and democratic nature in its current form while legitimizing the concerns of the state of Palestine and the sufferings that their people experience
d. Palestine's right to self-determination is assured which will create durable and lasting peace
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« Reply #513 on: February 12, 2021, 10:43:42 AM »
« Edited: February 12, 2021, 10:54:01 AM by Southern Senator Spark »

Farmer Stabilization Act of 2021

BE IT ENACTED in the CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC OF ATLASIA

To support family farms in rural areas during the COVID-19 pandemic

Section 1. Purpose

a. Family farms have been devastated during the COVID-19 pandemic and it has caused wide spread disruptions in farm markets
b. The marketplace has inevitably been disrupted and commerce has slowed
c. The purpose of this act is to support local farms in order for farms to remain solvent

Section 2. Funding

a. The federal government shall provide block grants to emergency feeding organizations
b. An emergency feeding organization shall be defined as a local or regional food enterprise such as a farmers' market, a nonprofit organization, or a food hub
c. An initial amount of $75,000,000 shall be approved
i. $50,000,000 for grants
ii. $25,000,000 to support disadvantaged farmers
d. EMERGENCY designation due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Section 3. Grant eligibility
a. Block grants must be distributed to the regions in order to provide them to local farmers
b. Small, local farms are eligible and must be socially disadvantaged and isolated from other farmers
c. Priority given to retailers in food deserts that sold less than $500,000 in food products in the last year
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« Reply #514 on: February 12, 2021, 10:51:55 AM »

COVID-19 Funeral Relief Assistance Act

BE IT ENACTED IN THE CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC OF ATLASIA

To reduce the burden of COVID-19 related expenses for Atlasians

Section 1. Purpose

a. Countless Atlasians lost their lives due to COVID-19 and it is the responsibility of the federal government to reduce the financial burden that Atlasians experience as a result of the losses of loved ones.
b. This bill shall establish a COVID-19 relief fund to lessen the burden of funeral expenses

Section 2. Eligibility for assistance for COVID-19 expenses

a. An Atlasian citizen must experience the death of a loved one due to the COVID-19 disease.
b. An Atlasian citizen must not have insurance to pay for such expenses
c. Prove COVID-19 as a cause of death pursuant to death certificate verified by a physician and coroner
d. The amount shall not exceed $10,000 to the affected individual

Section 3. Funding
a. The fund shall be established through the use of taxation and accrue an amount of $50,000,000

Section 4. Distribution

a. Grants earmarked to the regions of the Republic of Atlasia
b. Regions must designate the grants to localities
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« Reply #515 on: February 12, 2021, 01:28:07 PM »

I will start bringing some of these up tonight/early Sat morning.

It takes a good bit of time per bill counting for the noticeboard edits and such which I prefer to do as I go, and I don't have time now before work.
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« Reply #516 on: February 17, 2021, 02:57:02 PM »

Sponsoring This.
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AN ACT
To guarantee the right of incarcerated persons to be present with clergy

Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled
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Section 1. Title

This legislation may be cited as the Religious Freedom Act of 2021.

Section 2. Presence of clergy in prisons

(a) Whereby Congress finds in Section 3 of the Bill of Rights, that "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, nor obstructing the freedom of worship", inmates of federal and state prisons shall be entitled to the visitation and counsel of religious leaders.

(b) In the event that capital punishment is constitutionally reinstated in the Republic of Atlasia, all inmates subject to capital punishment shall have the right to presence of clergy in execution chambers at the time of death.
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« Reply #517 on: February 18, 2021, 07:33:10 PM »

Will bring this up tonight or tomorrow.
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« Reply #518 on: February 26, 2021, 07:49:46 PM »

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1. The title of this legislation shall be the “Streamlining Congressional Debate Act.”

2. The Congressional Reform Resolution of 2021 is hereby repealed.

3. This legislation shall go into effect immediately upon passage.
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« Reply #519 on: February 28, 2021, 01:32:42 PM »

An Act.

Hong Kong Solidarity & Safe Harbour Act

1.) This act hereby pays tribute to the brave and fearless acts of protest against the Hong Kong Executive and the Chinese Government, and the national security laws introduced.

1B) The congress recognises that the 'one-party two-systems' model has hereby been disbanded by the actions of the Chinese Government and the Hong Kong Executive.

1C.) The congress hereby recognises that action is hereby needed to support the people of Hong Kong.

2. Safe Harbour

2A. All citizens of Hong-Kong, and their spouses & dependents have suffered persecution, or have a well-founded fear of persecution, on account of their peaceful expression of political opinions or peaceful participation in political activities or associations shall hereby be eligible for asylum.

2B.)  Individuals who have been formally charged, detained, or convicted on account of their peaceful actions shall not face any penalty in their application process.

2C.) The Attorney General shall have the power to restrict the Asylum application of any-one found to have contributed or acted to the arrest, detention or restriction of the democratic rights of Hong Kong.

2D.) No Numerical limit shall be imposed on the number of refugees allowed to enter under this act.

2E.) This section shall expire on the 31st December 2025.
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« Reply #520 on: March 03, 2021, 09:47:15 PM »

Given Yankee brought up TNF today, I will reintroduce one of his old policies, which I think will make for a good "farewell" bill Tongue Not because I 100% agree with it , but because it will be a fun bill for the Senators to debate. (in fact I only really agree with section 2, though I guess we could add some busts to the Capitol; just not Lenin busts)

Anyways, if this bill passes in its original form I guess Lenin busts are back on the menu! Wink

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AN ACT
To clean up the Congress and make it actually serve the people

Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled
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Section 1. Title

This legislation may be cited as the Congress Should Serve The People Act.

Section 2. Congressional Proletarianization

1. The salary for members of Congress shall be reduced from its present $174,000 per year to that of the average median income for a skilled worker. Henceforth, the salary for all members of Congress shall be $50,000 per year, adjusted annually and retroactively since 2014 to account for increases in the average median income for skilled labor in the Republic of Atlasia.

2. Henceforth, Congressional leadership shall no longer be paid a salary higher than what is paid to rank-and-file members of Congress

3. Henceforth, no Congressman shall be permitted to claim an income outside that of income earned as a Congressman, until his or her term has expired.

Section 3. The Congressional Cafeteria

1. The Congressional cafeteria shall henceforth only procure materials from worker owned and managed cooperatives. In cases where a worker owned or managed cooperative does not produce materials needed by the Congressional cafeteria, the procurement of materials must be from a company that uses union labor.

2. All renovations to the Congressional cafeteria, or to any part of the chambers of Congress, shall henceforth be made with union labor.

3. The Congressional cafeteria shall henceforth not employ managers except those chosen by the workers of the Congressional cafeteria themselves by secret ballot. The workers shall manage the cafeteria themselves, set working hours, and determine their roles at work by democratic means from this point forward.


Section 4. Honoring Revolutionaries Past

1. Congress shall utilize excess funds gained as a result of the reduction in Congressional salaries to contract union sculptors to create a series of busts for display in the House and Senate foyers. These busts shall honor those revolutionaries and fighters for the working class of the past that have shaped and continue to shape Atlasian political thought and help make sense of a world torn apart by the class struggle.

2. The busts shall be of the following persons:

a) Thomas Paine
b) Thomas Jefferson
c) Maximillien Robespierre
d) Karl Marx
e) Friedrich Engels
f) John Brown
g) Abraham Lincoln
h) Eugene Debs
i) Mary Harris 'Mother' Jones
j) William 'Big Bill' Haywood
k) James Connolly
l) Vladimir Lenin
m) Rosa Luxemburg
n) Leon Trotsky
o) Alexandra Kollontai
p) Malcolm X
q) Martin Luther King, Jr.
r) Adam Griffin
s) Sestak
t) Windjammer
u) Pericles
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« Reply #521 on: March 04, 2021, 03:42:51 AM »

Introducing this to the Presidential emergency slot.

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AN ACT
To end the ongoing Incest Crisis

I. TITLE AND DEFINITIONS

1. This legislation may be cited as the Incest Ban Act.

2. “Sexual relations” shall be defined as penetrative anal or vaginal sex, or any activity in which one person physically stimulates the genitalia of another person for sexual purposes.

II. BAN ON INCEST

1. No person shall commit incest.
a. Incest shall be defined as knowingly engaging in sexual relations with any person with whom they share any of the following biological familial relationships.
i. Parent-child
ii. Sibling-sibling
iii. Grandparent-grandchild
iv. Uncle/aunt-nephew/niece
v. Cousin-cousin

2. Incest shall be punishable by no less than one thousand eight hundred and twenty five (1,825) days in federal prison, and no more than three thousand six hundred and fifty (3,650) days in federal prison.
a. In addition to the above prison sentence, incest may be punished by a fine of no more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).

III. ENACTMENT

1. This legislation shall go into effect immediately upon the President’s signature.
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« Reply #522 on: March 06, 2021, 01:27:18 AM »

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To clean up the Congress and make it actually serve the people

Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled
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Section 1. Title

This legislation may be cited as the Congress Should Serve The People Act.

Section 2. Congressional Pay Reform

1. The salary for members of Congress shall be reduced from its present $174,000 per year to that of the average median income for a skilled worker. Henceforth, the salary for all members of Congress shall be $50,000 per year, adjusted annually and retroactively since 2014 to account for increases in the average median income for skilled labor in the Republic of Atlasia.

2. Henceforth, Congressional leadership shall no longer be paid a salary higher than what is paid to rank-and-file members of Congress

3. Henceforth, no Congressman shall be permitted to claim an income outside that of income earned as a Congressman, until his or her term has expired.

Section 3. The Congressional Cafeteria

1. The Congressional cafeteria shall henceforth only procure materials from worker owned and managed cooperatives. In cases where a worker owned or managed cooperative does not produce materials needed by the Congressional cafeteria, the procurement of materials must be from a company that uses union labor.

2. All renovations to the Congressional cafeteria, or to any part of the chambers of Congress, shall henceforth be made with union labor.


Section 4. Honoring the Past

1. Congress shall utilize excess funds gained as a result of the reduction in Congressional salaries to contract union sculptors to create a series of busts for display in the House and Senate foyers. These busts shall honor those who fought to create this country and further expand its promises of freedom and equality, and whose philosophy, ideas and leadership have  shaped and will continue to influence Atlasian political thought.

2. The busts shall be of the following persons:

1) George Washington
2) Thomas Jefferson
3) Thomas Paine
4) Frederick Douglass
5) Harriet Tubman
6)  John Brown
7) Abraham Lincoln
Cool Susan B. Anthony
9) Elizabeth Cady Stanton
10) Mary Harris 'Mother' Jones
11) Eugene Debs
12)  Walter Reuther
13) Cesar Chavez
14) WEB Dubois
15) Martin Luther King, Jr.
16) John Lewis
17) Nym90
18) Adam Griffin
19) AHDuke99
20)  Truman
21) Sestak
22) Windjammer
23) Blair
24) Pericles
25) PiT
26) Lumine
27) Tmthforu94
28) TJ in Cleve

Reintroducing this for Tack with some modifications. Much more mainstream, much less myopically focused on class struggle, more diverse and inclusive to other struggles for freedom and equality and more expansive and diverse in terms of Atlasians.


Who gives out busts to laborites and forgets Truman. I mean really! Clearly taking money from Henry Wallace's PAC. And forgot Blair too!!!
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« Reply #523 on: March 06, 2021, 02:28:57 AM »

Who gives out busts to laborites and forgets Truman. I mean really! Clearly taking money from Henry Wallace's PAC.

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« Reply #524 on: March 06, 2021, 03:57:45 PM »

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Making HIV/AIDs History Act

Section 1: 2030

1A.) This act hereby commits the Atlasian Government to reach zero HIV/AIDs transmissions by 2030. It recognises the estimated 700,000 Atlasians estimated to have died from HIV/AIDs and the millions who continue to live with HIV/AIDs.

1B.) A Taskforce between State, regional and Federal Government departments shall be created, along with the appointment of a '2030' Director to organise the taskforce to reach the 2030 target. £500 million shall be appropriated to support this taskforce.

Section 2: History

2A.) This act hereby recognises the failure of the Atlasian Government, the medical and international community to take action against the HIV/AIDs epidemic in the 1980s, and recognises the burden of this injustice fell disproportionately on LGBT+ and African-American communities across Atlasia.

2B.) The Government of Atlasia hereby commits $50 million to establishing a national HIV/AIDs Memorial, Museum and Institute. A panel shall hereby be created, including of HIV/AIDs activists to select a short-list of locations.

Section 3: Ending Stigma.

3A.) No travel restrictions shall be placed on individuals on the sole basis of their HIV/AIDs status.

3B.) The Evergreen-Tmth Equality Act of 2016 and the 1964 Civil Rights Act are hereby amended to include HIV/Patients as a protected party under these acts. 

3C.) All universities, high schools, colleges and other education institutions receiving federal funding shall be required to carry out anti-discrimination training and awareness courses around HIV/AIDs.

Section 4: Keep Prepping.

4A.) All Health insurance plans sold in Atlasia shall be required to include Prep (pre-exposure prophylaxis) medication.

4B.) Pharmacies shall be able to dispense and authorise prescriptions of PREP

4C.) $100 million shall be spent on a public awareness campaign for PREP, with 25% of this funding targeted at increasing awareness in communities with low-levels of PREP use.

4D.) $25 million shall be spent on expanding tele-health trials to promote and encourage the use of PREP.

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