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« on: July 06, 2018, 02:02:54 PM »

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Article IV, Section 2.1 of the Constitution shall be amended to read the following:

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Administration Agenda

Slight alteration from previous passed version, in clause 1 of Section 9.
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 08:11:20 PM »

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Introduced as administration legislation, with Not Madigan volunteering to sponsor.
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 11:51:37 PM »

I motion to introduce SB 2018-246(also known as the HELIOS Act), unamended, to the Senate-and to override the President's veto of this legislation.

Reminder this was submitted and if needed I resubmit this motion

His submission is valid. Yours would not be because it is not within 48 hours of the veto (per Senate rules).
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2018, 04:56:05 PM »

I am officially introducing this:

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Part II: Amending Article IV
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People's House of Representatives


People's Regional Senate




Be it Resolved in the People's House of Representatives Assembled,
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2. This Resolution shall not be considered as having passed Congress until all components of this Joint Resolution have passed Congress.
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Be it Resolved in the People's Regional Senate Assembled,
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2018, 11:47:51 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2018, 10:21:59 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2018, 12:47:14 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 02:47:43 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2019, 03:23:17 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2019, 12:20:25 PM »

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Senate Resolution
To enforce Senate activity Activity Standards

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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 #10 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 #11 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 #12 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 #13 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 #14 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.

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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 #15 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)
 breakdown
 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 #16 on: May 18, 2019, 03:52:26 PM »

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Senate Resolution
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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 #17 on: May 24, 2019, 03:58:21 PM »

After much negotiation, discussion in the NSC, and frankly a lot of forgetting to submit it, I submit to you the treaty that was negotiated between ourselves and the Latvians.

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Treaty of Recognition and Security between Latvia and the Republic of Atlasia

Article I:
The Government of Latvia will lease the Republic of Atlasia land upon which to build a runaway and an Atlasian-use only hanger at Lielvārde Air Base, subject to Atlasia covering 75% of the cost and the following conditions:
1. Atlasia enter into a 20 year lease agreement with the Latvian government for the land at a rate of $10,000 a year ($200,000 over the life of the lease) to be deposited in an interest bearing account to assist with unexpected capital improvements
2. The upgrades remain with the land if the lease is mutually terminated or not renewed
3. Atlasian military does not store nuclear weapons within Latvias borders
4. Atlasian military shall not torture or waterboard anyone within Latvias borders
5. Except during a war, the Latvian President must approve if there is to be more than 10,000 active duty Atlasian soldiers stationed in Latvia at any one time

I will introduce this for the Secretary.
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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2019, 07:25:10 PM »

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THESE ARE REGIONAL ISSUES ACT

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SECTION I: NAME
a. This act shall be referred to as These Are Regional Issues Act

SECTION II: REGIONAL POWERS
a. The regulation prohibiting school lunches from containing more that one (1) cup of lima beans, peas, potatoes, or corn kernels per student per week is hereby eliminated. 7 CFR 210.10 shall be amended accordingly.
b. 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.
c. 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.
d. The regulation imposing arbitrary nutrition standards for snacks in school vending machines or else the school loses School Breakfast and School Lunch programs funding eligibility is hereby eliminated. 7 CFR 210.11(a)(2) and 42 USC 1779 shall be amended accordingly.
e. 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.
f. 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.
g. The regulation implying that colleges will be sued if they fail to reduce the burden of proof for campus disciplinary hearings below clear and convincing evidence is hereby eliminated. The Dear Colleague Letter dated April 4, 2011 is hereby rescinded.
h. The regulation mandating most college classes take attendance to assist in verifying if federal student loan recipients have dropped out is hereby eliminated.
i. 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.
j. 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.
k. 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.
l. The regulation poorly defining "credit hour" in the context of classes eligible for the student loan program is hereby eliminated. 34 CFR 600.2 shall be amended accordingly.
m. The regulation mandating colleges compile and publish certain employment data about previously enrolled students or else lose funding eligibility is hereby eliminated. 34 CFR 668.401 - 668.415 shall be amended accordingly.
n. The regulation mandating college financial solvency as measured by an arbitrary composite score or else lose funding eligibility is hereby eliminated. 34 CFR 668.171 - 176 shall be amended accordingly.
o. 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 eligibility is hereby eliminated. 34 cfr 600.9 shall be amended accordingly.
p. The regulation mandating colleges distribute a breakdown on the racial breakdown of the student body to each student or else lose funding eligibility is hereby eliminated. 20 USC 1092(a)(1)(Q) shall be amended accordingly.
q. 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 eligibility 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.
r. The regulation mandating colleges distribute a copy of their vaccination policy disclosure to each student or else lose funding eligibility is hereby eliminated.  20 USC 1092(a)(1)(V) shall be amended accordingly.
s. The regulation mandating colleges distribute a voter registration form to each student or else lose federal funding eligibility is hereby eliminated. 20 USC 1094(a)(23) shall be amended accordingly.

SECTION III: TIMING
a. This act shall take effect July 4, 2020.
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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2019, 07:26:13 PM »

I will introduce this for AZ, but I do have some concerns about it.

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Double Posting Leniency Resolution
Since this original section was amended to place a strict no policy on making multiple posts in the voting booth we have seen several citizens have their votes invalidated for innocently posting multiple posts by mistake only to find out that if they correct their mistake minutes later their vote has been invalidated. Be it resolved Article I Section 4 be amended to relax the multiple posting rile allowing citizens a reasonable amount of time to fix multiple posting errors.  

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The right of citizens of the Republic of Atlasia to vote shall not be denied, except in regards to persons whose account is fewer than 168 hours old, as punishment for crimes of which the accused has been duly convicted, or in consequence of failing to meet such requirements for frequent posting or term of residency as may be established by law; but no ballot shall be counted as valid that should list the candidates for office in a script other than the Latin alphabet, or that has been edited more than twenty minutes after its posting in the voting booth. All posts made in the voting booth shall be considered as ballots, and no citizen shall have cast multiple ballots in any one election during the period the voting booth is open at the close of voting posted in the voting booth, upon penalty of the invalidation of their vote.
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« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2019, 04:11:57 PM »
« Edited: June 29, 2019, 04:17:54 PM by Southern Senator North Carolina Yankee »

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SENATE RESOLUTION
So the Senate doesn't catch the House's Stupid and to fix some other errors in the text

Be it resolved in the Senate Assembled,
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Omnibus Senate Rules Amendment aka Idiot Proofing the Senate

Section 1: Slot Changes
Article 2, Clause 2 is amended as follows:
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3.) 15 20 threads about legislation may be open for voting and debate simultaneously.
a.) The first 10 12 open threads shall be open to all legislations initially regarding bills, resolutions or constitutional amendments. If the sponsor already has two or more pieces legislation on the Senate floor, legislation from Senators who do not shall take priority until all such other legislation is completed. The PPT shall be the president officer for these open threads.
b.) The eleventh thirteenth open thread shall be reserved for bills submitted by civilians in the Public Consultation and Legislation Submission thread. The PPT shall be the president officer for this open thread.
c.) The twelfth fourteenth, the thirteenth fifteenth, and the fourteenth sixteenth open threads shall be reserved for legislation that previously passed the House. The President of Congress shall be the presiding officer for these open threads.
d.) The fifteenth seventeenth open thread shall be reserved for legislation related to national emergencies declared by the President of Atlasia. The PPT President of Congress shall introduce legislation to this thread as directed by the President, but only when the President has declared a state of national emergency.
e.) The sixteenth eighteenth slot shall be reserved for budget debates and related resolutions and statutes. This slot shall be administered by the President of Congress.
f.) The nineteenth and twentieth slot shall be reserved for items deemed to be "Presidential Agenda" and shall only be operational when activated by the President via Executive Order. The President of Congress shall introduce legislation to this thread as directed by the President, but only when the President has declared a state of national emergency.

Section 2: Cloture Means Cloture

Article 4, Section 2:
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4.) When debate on legislation has halted for longer than 36 24 hours and the legislation has been on the floor for more than 72 hours, any Senators may call for a vote on said legislation. The presiding officer shall open a vote if no other member of the Senate objects within 24 hours of the call for a vote. When debate on legislation has halted for longer than 36 hours and the legislation has been on the floor for more than 72 hours but no more than 336 hours, any Senators may motion for cloture. When the legislation has been on the floor for more than 72 hours, any Senators may motion for cloture.  Upon the concurrence of two-thirds of the Senate, the Senate shall end debate, and proceed to a final vote. If the legislation has been on the floor for more than 336 hours, or debate has ceased for 24 hours, a simple majority is needed in order to end the debates. The presiding officer shall then open a final vote.

This solves many of the problems that have been highlighted in the rules in the last few days and since little has been mentioned of the Senate, I think it prudent for us to proactively fix these issues before the problems in the House spread to the Senate as well.

1. This expands the number of in order slots to match the clogging rule limit, which eliminates the problem that house has where the clogging rule exceeds the number of slots. This is a problem because the clogging rule was copy pasted from a rule provision dating back to 2009 when then number of members and slots was vastly different and it was aimed at dealing with the lone libertarian spamming gold and Fed bills.

2. I brings back administration controlled slots like we had pre-reset but leaves them more flexible compared to back then when we had a foreign policy slot, a forum affairs slot etc. These would go well along with the Budget and Emergency Slots, which we had back then too giving the President control of four Senate slots. I wanted to go to 5 but I didn't want to go over twenty.

3. It changes the rules on cloture and ongoing debate so that they actually make sense. Under the current text it makes literally no damn sense. It says you have to wait for debate to stop to motion to end debate. Seriously! That is how it reads. With the changes above, after the minimum debate time, any Senator may motion for cloture.

4. It brings back the continuous debate rule from pre-reset which essential means to maintain the 2/3rds cloture requirement you have to actively post and not let debate on the bill cease for more than 24 hours.
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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2019, 11:40:39 AM »

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SENATE RESOLUTION
To ratify treaty with India

Be it Resolved in the Atlasian Senate
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Treaty of Peace, Cooperation, and Friendship between the Republic of India and the Republic of Atlasia

Article I:
Atlasia and India recognize the relationship that exists between them. They also recognize the vast Opportunities that exist for both parties should deeper economic, military, and diplomatic ties be established, and they will work to make that happens.

People's Regional Senate


Introduced for the Secretary of State
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« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2019, 01:48:49 AM »

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SENATE RESOLUTION
Because copy and pasting can be problematic

Be it resolved in the Senate Assembled,
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Correcting the Omnibus Senate rules Amendment

Article 2, Clause 2 is amended as follows:
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f.) The nineteenth and twentieth slot shall be reserved for items deemed to be "Presidential Agenda" and shall only be operational when activated by the President via Executive Order. The President of Congress shall introduce legislation to this thread as directed by the President, but only when the President has declared a state of national emergency.

People's Regional Senate
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« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2019, 06:55:16 PM »


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

Be it Enacted in Both Houses of Congress Assembled,

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Section 1: Title
1. This act shall be titled the “Atlasia Territorial Statehood Act 2.0”

Section 2: Granting Statehood Referenda
1. The territories of the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Atlasian Samoa shall be granted statehood referenda within 6 months of passage of this legislation.
2. For any individual territory, a simple majority must vote in favor of statehood for the referendum to pass.

Section 3: Referenda Passing Impact
1. If a referendum passes in any given territory, the impacts will be as follows:
a. All Atlasian nationals within those territories listed above that pass a referendum in favor of statehood shall be granted citizenship immediately upon their statehood.
b. the territory shall become a state, effective immediately
c. Any person born within the territories listed above shall be granted citizenship immediately upon statehood.

Introduced for a Constituent
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« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2019, 02:31:28 AM »

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SENATE RESOLUTION
To state the obvious regarding the supremacy of the rules of the Atlas Forum and the Terms of Service and its enforcement

Be it resolved in both chambers that upon ratification by 2/3rds of the regions, the Fourth Constitution shall be amended as follows:

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The Atlas Forum Supremacy Amendment

1. The Fourth Constitution of Atlasia recognizes that the game exists on the boards of the Atlas Forum, located on uselectionsatlas.org.

2. The Fourth Constitution of Atlasia recognizes the supremacy of the Terms of Service for the Atlas Forum as being superior to all constitution and statutory provisions and that no constitutional or statutory provision may contradict the Atlas Forum's Terms of Service.

3. That the actions taken by Administrators or Moderators of the Atlas Forum are separate and distinct from their actions as citizens of Atlasia and they shall not be restricted, nor obstructed by Atlasian constitutional or statutory provision, in their enforcement of the Terms of Service by atlasian constitutional or statutory provision.

4. Nothing in this amendment shall be construed as to provide immunity to moderators who violate any statutory provision that doesn't conflict with or obstruct enforcement of the terms of service.


Quote from: Amendment Explanation
This amendment amends the Atlasian constitution to recognize the existence and superiority of the Terms of Service and to shield moderators and administrators from prosecution or obstructing of their duties as mods stemming from Atlasian Constitutional or Statutory provisions. It also provides a clear dividing on where this applies and where it doesn't.
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