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« Reply #700 on: March 30, 2021, 02:51:43 PM »

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Correcting Mistakes Resolution

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Section 2 clause 3b of the House of the Representatives Rules and Procedures for Operation is amended to read as follows:

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b) The first fourteen slots shall be open to all legislation regarding bills, resolutions or constitutional amendments. The Speaker shall advance bills proposed by members who have filled the slots provided to them by section subsection b in the order in which they were introduced. The Speaker shall be the presiding officer for these open threads.
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« Reply #701 on: March 30, 2021, 03:34:15 PM »

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AN ACT
To ban divisive race theory within the federal government



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Atlasia in Congress assembled,

Section I. Title

i. This bill may be known as the Discriminatory Training Ban..

Section II. Substance
i. Any Federal agency may not use diversity training which promotes racist concepts during training such as but not limited to that an “individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously” and that “any individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race or sex.”
Section III. Enforcement
i. Any worker who is in a department with one of these trainings can whistleblower to an appropriate department for an official reprimand of whoever ordered said training.
ii. Said whistleblower can be granted a reward of up to $10,000 and any workers who experienced discomfort during the training can be granted compensation of up to $50 per hour of the training.
iii. All fines must come from any diversity sub department funding within the department that has stated racist training.

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« Reply #702 on: March 31, 2021, 04:38:57 AM »

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Sticking it to the Man Act

A BILL


Be it enacted by the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia in Congress assembled,

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SECTION I
No school which receives federal funding from the government of Atlasia may suspend, expel, or otherwise punish a student for any of the following reasons:

1) wearing their hair in a certain style or having dyed or colored hair
2) expressing opinions or beliefs during time allocated for students to speak or ask questions which do not demean or harass other students, or wearing articles of clothing displaying a social or political message.
3) praying or otherwise practicing their religion at school, as long as the prayers are done without significantly disturbing the class or if they are done during a time of recess
4) peacefully walking out of class as part of a protest or political movement
5) actions that occurred outside of school provided they did not bully or harass another student, or result in the student's arrest

SECTION II

1) No school in the Republic of Atlasia may prevent a student from graduating or passing a class due to debts incurred, including but not limited to lunch debt and unreturned library books, provided they satisfy all other requirements.
2) No school which receives federal funding from the government of Atlasia may prevent a student from graduating or passing a class due to absences incurred, provided they receive a passing grade and satisfy all other requirements.
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« Reply #703 on: April 01, 2021, 10:33:36 PM »

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A RESOLUTION
To recognize the existance of Bigfoot



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Atlasia in Congress assembled,

Section I. Title

i. This bill may be known as the Bigfoot Recognition Ressolution.

Section II. Content

i. The Congress of Atlasia hereby recognizes Bigfoot's existence.

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« Reply #704 on: April 02, 2021, 12:04:46 PM »

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A RESOLUTION
To re-introduce the honorable practice of dueling



Be it resolved in both houses of the Atlasian Congress Assembled, that with the ratification of 2/3rds of the Regions, the Constitution shall be amended as follows:
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Section I. Title

i. This amendment may be known as the Atlasian Duels Amendment.

Section II. Content

i. Should there be a mutual agreement, any two Atlasians may engage in a duel.

ii. Duels shall take place in a single match of any online game agreed upon by the participants, so long as the game can be fully recorded for independent verification.

iii. A replay of the game must be saved and shared with others to confirm the duel happened and who won and who lost.

iv. Whoever loses the duel shall be removed as a registered voter and prohibited from re-registering for a period of one week or two months, whichever the duelers mutually decide.  Duelists may also agree to different terms provided that the agreement is made in public before the time of the duel.  No citizen may be prohibited from re-registering for a period of longer than two months as the result of a duel.
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« Reply #705 on: April 02, 2021, 07:45:32 PM »

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A BILL
To protect our unseen animals.



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Atlasia in Congress assembled,

Section I. Title

i. This bill may be known as the Unidentified Primate Protection Act.

Section II. Definition

i. "Bigfoot" may be defined as any previously unknown-to-science bipedal hominid or ape-like creature inhabiting the wild of Atlasia.
ii. This creature may be known by multiple names, including Sasquatch, Skunk Ape, and a variety of others in Native cultures.

Section III. Protective Measures
i. The Congress of Atlasia hereby recognizes Bigfoot's existence.
ii. Bigfoot is hereby placed on the Endangered Species List.
iii. It shall be prohibited to kill or seriously injure a Bigfoot unless provoked.
iv. Killing a Bigfoot may be punished with a fine not exceeding $30,000 and/or up to one year in prison.
v. Any person who has seen a Bigfoot in a national park, forest, or other protected area may report the sighting to the park's administration. The park shall put a notice up alerting visitors of the creature's presence.

Section IV. The Deep State Gets Squatched
i. No government funds may be directed toward civilian or military operations intended to hunt or exterminate Bigfoot.
ii. No government funds may be directed toward civilian or military operations intended to hunt or exterminate any group of people commonly described as "feral" or "wildmen" living on the fringes of society.
iii. All government files regarding the 1969 disappearance of Dennis Martin, including those relating to the involvement of the Green Berets in the search and rescue operation, must be declassified.
iv. All government files relating to helicopter operations after the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, specifically those relating to the removal and subsequent burning of Sasquatch corpses, must be declassified.
v. All government files relating to capture of Sasquatch after the 1999 Battle Mountain Fire in Nevada must be declassified.

Section V. Effect
i. This bill shall go into effect immediately after signature by the President.

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« Reply #706 on: April 02, 2021, 08:00:08 PM »

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A RESOLUTION
To recognize the existance of Bigfoot



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Atlasia in Congress assembled,

Section I. Title

i. This bill may be known as the Bigfoot Recognition Ressolution.

Section II. Content

i. The Congress of Atlasia hereby recognizes Bigfoot's existence.


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« Reply #707 on: April 05, 2021, 09:37:30 PM »

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A RESOLUTION
Calling on the President and Secretary of State to enter negotiations with Canada regarding a possible Common Market Agreement



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Atlasia in Congress assembled,

Section I. Title

1. This bill may be known as the Canadian Common Market Recommendation Resolution.

Section II. Content

1. The Congress of Atlasia recommends that the President and Secretary of State should enter talks with representatives of Canada.

2. The Congress of Atlasia recommends that the objective of these talks is to negotiate a "Common Market Agreement" between the Republic of Atlasia and Canada.


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« Reply #708 on: April 08, 2021, 12:59:01 AM »


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A BILL
to enrich the minds and bodies of Atlasians



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Atlasia in Congress assembled,

Section I. Title

1. This bill may be known as the Enabling Stimulants, Cocaine, and Other Bad Ass Remedies Act. It may be cited as the ESCOBAR Act.

Section II. Content

1. The stimulating substance derived from the leaves of the coca plant, commonly known as cocaine, coke, blow, and by a number of other names, is legalized at the federal level across Atlasia.
2. All persons currently imprisoned for cocaine-related crimes are to be released immediately.
3. Regional and local governments have the power to regulate cocaine sales in their jurisdiction.

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« Reply #709 on: April 11, 2021, 10:33:57 PM »

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A BILL
To bar the United Arab Emirates from getting military aid.



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Atlasia in Congress assembled,

Section I. Title

1. This bill may be known as the No UAE Arms Sales Act.

Section II. Content

1. All Military Aid, including both lethal and non-lethal supplies to the United Arab Emirates shall be suspended. This ban shall only be lifted after a majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
2. Any arms, aerospace or other company providing Military equipment, logistical support or defense personnel to the United Arab Emirates will not be allowed to bid for future contracts with the Government of Atlasia.

Section III. Action

1. This bill shall take effect immediately after the President signs this.




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« Reply #710 on: April 11, 2021, 11:10:23 PM »

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A BILL
To get Atlasians on our currency.



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Atlasia in Congress assembled,

Section I. Title

1. This bill may be known as the Atlasians on Currency Act.

Section II. Content

1. The one dollar bill shall feature a photo of President Nym.
2. The five dollar bill shall feature a photo of President Gustaf.
3. The ten dollar bill shall feature a photo of Senator North Carolina Yankee.
4. The twenty dollar bill shall feature a photo of President Adam Griffin.
5. The fifty dollar bill shall feature a photo of President LumineVonReuental
6. The penny shall feature a photo of President Al Widdershins
7. The nickel shall feature a photo of President bgwah
8. The dime shall feature a photo of J.K. Sestak
9. The quarter shall feature a photo of Chief Justice Windjammer

Section III. Action

1. This bill shall take effect on June 1st, 2021.



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« Reply #711 on: April 12, 2021, 01:30:15 AM »

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AN ACT
to protect our unborn and newly born

Section 1 (Title)
i. The title of this Act shall be the "Keeping Atlasian Newborns Yearning and Enthusiastic Act", or simply as the "KANYE Act."

Section 2
a. Every woman who has a child in the Republic of Atlasia shall receive a sum no less than and not exceeding $50,000, cash, once the baby is born.
b. Should she provide evidence that she was considering an abortion, but did not go through with it, she shall receive a sum no less than and not exceeding $1,000,000, cash.

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« Reply #712 on: April 16, 2021, 11:56:59 AM »

This was supposed to be voted on a month ago and we, uh, forgot about it again:

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A BILL
To rescue the Atlasian economy

Be it enacted in both houses of Congress assembled,
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Section 1. Title
1. This legislation may be cited as the Third Emergency Economic Stimulus Act of 2020.

Section 2. Extension of Expiring Stimulus Measures
1. The universal income established under Section 2 of the Emergency Economic Stimulus Act of 2020 shall be extended from April 1, 2021 until October 1, 2021 pursuant to subsection 4.
2. From October 1, 2021, the universal income shall decrease by 25% on the first day of each month until it is eliminated.
3. A congressional vote shall begin 14 days before October 1, 2021 in both houses of Congress for Congress to decide whether or not to extend the universal income.
a) The vote shall be a simple 'Aye' or 'Nay' on the extension. If Aye receives a majority in both houses of Congress then Congress shall be able to decide on the length of the extension. The default shall be for the universal income to continue in full until January 1, 2022, in the event of an Aye vote-unless Congress legislates for an alternative end date.
4. Section 5 of the Emergency Economic Stimulus Act of 2020 shall be amended as follows:
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1a. Citizens, permanent residents and households in the Republic of Atlasia who do not have a source of income above the federal minimum wage between April 1, 2020 and October 1, 2020 April 1, 2021 October 1, 2021; may not be evicted from their house, nor their supply of water, electricity or internet cut off; for not paying the appropriate bills.
1b. Between October 2nd, 2020 and January 31st, 2021 April 2, 2021 and July 31, 2021 October 2nd, 2021 and January 31st, 2022; utilities may be cut for not paying their appropriate bills, but no tenants shall be evicted from their house for not paying the appropriate mortgage or rent bills.
1c. After January 31st, 2021 July 31, 2021 January 31st, 2022; companies and tenants may rise the appropriate bills by no more than 10% in order to recover the unpaid dues.
2. The earning of unemployment benefits between April 1st, 2020 and October 1st, 2020 April 1st, 2021 October 1st, 2021 shall not affect in any way the collection of future unemployment benefits.
3. The payments discussed in Sections 2.1 and 2.2 shall not be counted towards the federal minimum wage accounting discussed in Section 4.1.

Considering the state of the pandemic, I am hoping to see some debate on exactly how long to extend this for. Title could probably use some work too.
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« Reply #713 on: May 06, 2021, 09:15:33 PM »

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A BILL
To claim unclaimed land.



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Atlasia in Congress assembled,

Section I. Title

1. This bill may be known as the "Claiming Unclaimed Land Act in the Danube".

Section II. Content

1. Seeing as Serbia and Croatia have not claimed pockets of land on the west bank of the Danube, the Republic of Atlasia hereby asserts its jurisdiction over the lands unclaimed by Serbia and Croatia in the west bank of the Danube.
2. These territories shall be administered by the Subdepartment of the Interior of the Department of Internal Affairs.

Section III. Action

1. This bill shall take effect immediately after the President signs this.




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« Reply #714 on: May 16, 2021, 02:33:31 AM »

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A BILL
To ease restrictions during the Covid pandemic.



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Atlasia in Congress assembled,

Section I. Title

1. This bill may be known as the "Repeal of the Mask Mandate Act".

Section II. Content

1. F.L. 26-05, the Mask Mandate Act, is repealed in its entirety.
2. Nothing in this Act shall be interpreted as to invalidate actions taken to enforce it prior to its repeal.

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« Reply #715 on: May 16, 2021, 09:52:12 PM »
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A BILL
To amend the Federal Electoral Act of 2019.



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Atlasia in Congress assembled,

Section I. Title

1. This bill may be known as the The Fusion Voting Amendment to the Federal Electoral Act of 2019.

Section II. Content

1. Section 5, subsection 3, part c shall be amended to read

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c. All candidates must be listed with their registered political party, with the following exceptions:
i. A party may, at its discretion as determined by individual bylaws, prohibit any candidate from appearing on the ballot with it's official party name. This decision must be made and reported to the relevant election administrators at least 48 hours in advance of the start of the election. (Continuation of F.L. 15-05§2.3)
ii. If a candidate who is a member of a political party has been barred from appearing on the ballot with that party’s name in accordance with the above clause, but has been endorsed by another party in accordance with their bylaws, then the candidate may choose, with the assent of the chair of the endorsing party, to appear on the ballot under that party’s name with “(endorsed)” appended to the end of the name. Otherwise, their party shall be listed as “Unaffiliated”
iii. If an independent a candidate has been endorsed by a political party in accordance with their bylaws, then the candidate may choose, with the assent of the chair of the endorsing party, to appear on the ballot with their party listed as “Independent Candidate's Party ([endorsing party name])
iiia. Should a candidate be endorsed by two or more parties, and given approval by the chairs of the endorsing parties to appear on the ballot with the endorsing party's name, the names of the endorsing parties shall be listed alphabetically. 
2. Upon passage of this amendment, a new page entitled "Federal Electoral Act" shall be created on the wiki. It shall contain the most up to date text, with amendments, of the Federal Electoral Act as active in law. The page for "Federal Electoral Act of 2019" shall continue to contain the original text. Both pages shall contain disclaimers at the top of the page explaining this and linking to the other page.

Section III. Action

1. This bill shall take effect immediately after the President signs this.





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« Reply #716 on: May 20, 2021, 06:03:06 PM »

The Fifth Constitution replaces the bicameral Congress with an 18 member Unicameral Senate, containing 9 members elected at-large, 3 elected from the Regions and 6 elected from new sub-regions.

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FIFTH CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ATLASIA

Article I.

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the Republic of Atlasia, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the Republic of Atlasia and of the Region in which they reside, and shall in all cases be afforded equal protection under the law.

Section 2. The Senate shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, nor of the press, nor withholding the freedom to peaceably assemble and to petition for the redress of grievances.

Section 3. The Senate shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, nor obstructing the freedom of worship.

Section 4. 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 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 cast multiple ballots in any one election during the period the voting booth is open, upon penalty of the invalidation of their vote.

Section 5. No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.

Section 6. Neither slavery, nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crimes of which the accused has been duly convicted, shall exist within the Republic of Atlasia, nor in any place under its jurisdiction, nor may any draft or other form of compulsory service be instituted, unless approved by a public referendum in which at least three-fifths of the votes in each of the three regions are in the affirmative. The President shall have the sole authority to authorize the draft referendum.

Section 7. A well-regulated militia being necessary for the security of a free people, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Section 8. No citizen shall be subjected to warrantless search or seizure of the persons, homes, records, or possessions, and no warrants shall be issued without probable cause, supported by oath of affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Section 9. No person accused of crimes under the laws of this Republic, or of the several Regions, shall be compelled to bear witness against themself, nor subjected to excessive bail, nor cruel or unusual punishment. Capital punishment may not be prescribed by a civilian court of law.

Section 10. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall have right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of their peers in the Region wherein the crime shall have been committed, to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation, to be confronted with the witnesses against them, to have a compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in their favor, and to have the assistance of counsel in their defense.

Section 11. No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the armed forces.

Section 12. In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the Republic of Atlasia.

Section 13. The right of citizens of the Republic of Atlasia to health care, including but not limited to care necessary to prevent and treat illness, shall not be denied.

Section 14. The enumeration of certain rights in this Constitution shall not be construed as to deny or disparage those natural rights and liberties herein unlisted.





Article II.

Section 1. The Regions.

1. The several states of this Republic shall be apportioned among three contiguous, autonomous Regions. Each region shall be further subdivided into two subregions.

2. The northern Region shall consist of the states of Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Vermont, and Atlasian Virgin Islands.

i. The Northeastern Subregion shall consist of the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Atlasian Virgin Islands.
ii. The Great Lakes Subregion shall consist of the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

3. The southern Region shall consist of the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

i. The Upper Southern Subregion shall consist of the states of Arkansas, Delaware, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
ii. The Deep Southern Subregion shall consist of the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Texas

4. The western Region shall consist of the states of Alaska, Arizona, Atlasian Samoa, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

i. The Mountain West Subregion shall consist of the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
ii. The Pacific Subregion shall consist of the states of Alaska, Atlasian Samoa, California, Guam, Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, and Washington.

5. Each Region shall have the sole authority to designate its title, and the titles of the officers of its government, such as they will be recognized by the Republic of Atlasia in all official acts and processes.

Section 2. No region shall secede from this Republic but by a 3/4 vote of the citizens thereof, nor shall any Region, state, or other entity declare itself outside the jurisdiction of this Constitution so long as it remains party to this Union.

Section 3. Rights and Limitations.

1. The powers not delegated to the Republic of Atlasia by this Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the Regions, are reserved to the Regions respectively, or to the people.

2. No Region shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation without the express consent of the Senate.

3. No Region shall pass any Bill of Attainder or ex post facto law, nor pass any act impairing the obligation of contracts.

4. No Region shall lay any duty on exports and imports except by necessity for the proper enforcement of its laws, and then only with the express consent of the Senate; and in such case the net produce of such shall be conferred to the Federal Treasury.

5. No Region shall lay any duty of tonnage, nor grant any title of nobility, nor maintain armed forces in times of peace, nor issue, coin, or recognize as legal tender any currency but that of the Republic of Atlasia.

Section 4. Regional Elections.

1. No regional-administered election shall admit as eligible voters any person having resided in any other region within the fifty-six days prior to the commencement of the election.

2. In addition, no subregional senate election shall admit as eligible voters any person having resided in any other region within the fifty-six days prior to the commencement of the election.

3. Aside from the exceptions as laid out by this section, no region-wide or subregional election may deny any person the right to vote who would, if a federal election were held concurrently, be eligible to vote in such an election.





Article III.

Section 1. The Senate.

1. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia.

2. The Vice President shall be the President of the Senate, but shall only have a vote in the chamber when the Senate be equally divided.

3. The Senate shall consist of eighteen Senators; nine elected at large and one elected for each region and each subregion.

4. No person shall be a Senator who has not attained two hundred or more posts, nor whose account is fewer than fourteen hundred and forty hours old, nor shall any person be a regional or subregional senator who is not a citizen of the region or subregion they are chosen to represent.

5. The Senate shall elect a President pro tempore to preside over the body in the absence of the President of the Senate as well as any other officers as it so chooses, and shall have sole authority to determine its own methods of proceedings.

6. The Senate may adopt rules concerning the discipline and expulsion of its members; but no Senator shall be expelled but with the concurrence of two-thirds of the members of the Senate.

7. The Senate shall have the sole power to adopt and try articles of impeachment. No articles of impeachment shall be adopted without the concurrence of three-fifths of the voting Senators. The Chief Justice shall preside over all trials of impeachment save when the impeachment is against a sitting member of the Supreme Court. No person shall be convicted on any article of impeachment without the concurrence of two-thirds of the members of the Senate. In all cases, the penalty for conviction shall be removal from office and disqualification from any office under the Republic of Atlasia for a period not exceeding two years.

8. All legislation passed by the Senate, save constitutional amendments and resolutions, shall, before it becomes law, be submitted to the judgement of the President. A passed bill shall become law upon the signature of the President or seven days of Presidential inaction.
9. Should the President disapprove of a bill, it shall be sent back to the Senate. If, after considering the President’s objections, the Senate passes the bill again by a two-thirds vote, it shall become law regardless.

Section 2. Elections to the Senate.

1. The manner of election for at-large Senators shall be as follows:

i. The nine at-large Senators shall be elected for a term of two months by the eligible voters of the Republic according to a method of proportional representation prescribed by the Senate. Elections for the seats shall be held in the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December.
ii. If no other method of proportional representation is prescribed by law, at-large Senate elections shall operate on single transferable vote.
iii. At-large Senate vacancies shall be filled through appointment by the executive of the former Senator’s Party; but should a vacancy occur as the result of the death, expulsion, or resignation of an at-large Senator not being a member of a major Party, then a special election shall be held within twenty days of the vacancy to choose a replacement to serve the remainder of the existing term.

2. The manner of election for regional Senators shall be as follows:

i. Each region shall elect a Senator for a term of four months by popular election of the region’s residents administered by the regional government in a manner prescribed by the legislature thereof. Regional Senate elections shall be held in the months of February, June, and October.
ii. Regional Senate vacancies occurring more than thirty days prior to the end of the term shall be filled by special election of the region’s residents administered by the regional government within twenty days of the vacancy.
iii. Regional Senate vacancies occurring within thirty days of the end of the term, as well as the interim between a vacancy and a prescribed special election, may be filled in accordance with the laws of the region in question; should no such law exist then the region’s executive shall have the power to make such an appointment.

3. The manner of election for subregional Senators shall be as follows:
i. Each subregion shall elect a Senator for a term of four months by popular election of the subregion’s residents administered by its constituent regional government in a manner prescribed by the legislature thereof. Subegional Senate elections shall be held in the months of April, August, and December.
ii. Subregional Senate vacancies occurring more than thirty days prior to the end of the term shall be filled by a special election of the subregion’s residents administered by its constituent regional government within twenty days of the vacancy.
iii. Subregional Senate vacancies occurring within thirty days of the end of the term shall be filled by the subregional Senator elected for the following term immediately upon conclusion of their election.

Section 3. The Senate shall have the power, except where limited elsewhere by this Constitution,

to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, and to distribute the revenue thus collected;
to regulate foreign trade and inter-regional commerce;
to establish uniform laws of naturalization;
to regulate the value and coinage of the national currency;
to establish a uniform system of weights and measures;
to establish post offices and post roads;
to define and punish crimes committed on the high seas;
to declare war, issue letters of marque and reprisal, and make laws governing the capture of land and water;
to raise, support, and regulate the national armed forces;
to admit new states and territories to the Union;
to make laws governing borrowing, lending, and the selling of stocks and bonds;
to confirm or reject nominations for the Supreme Court and the officers of executive departments;
to establish a central national bank;
to make laws necessary for the enforcement of the Constitution and federal law;
to regulate voter registration and federal elections;
to regulate independent expenditures for political communication;
to impeach the President, Vice President, Justices and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, and other officers of this government for high crimes and gross negligence.;
to establish, consolidate, alter, or terminate independent agencies led by non-playable officials, leaving it to the discretion of the President to control department structure and the existence of any playable principal officers, if any at all, which the President may appoint to roles in the agency, with the advice and consent of the Senate;
to make uniform rules for bankruptcies;
to temporarily grant inventors, authors, and artists exclusive patents or copyrights for their creations; and
to constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court of Atlasia.


Section 4. War Powers.

1. War shall be declared by the Senate via a Declaration of War in case of armed conflict against a sovereign nation recognized by the Republic of Atlasia, or via an Authorization of Force in the case of sustained armed conflict against groups which have not been extended diplomatic recognition.

2. The Senate shall be able to amend a Declaration of War or Authorization of Force and it shall have the right to set time limits which the Senate may choose to extend via a later Resolution.

3. After the expiration of a Declaration of War or Authorization of Force, the Armed Forces will have a limit of 90 days to cease operations and/or withdraw from the territory delimited by the Senate. However, the President may submit an alternative schedule for withdrawal with due evidence and justification, which the Senate may in turn overrule with a 2/3 vote.


Section 5. Restrictions.

1. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, except when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.

2. No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed.

3. No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any Region.

4. No money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in accordance with the apportionments made by law.

5. No title of nobility shall be granted by the Republic of Atlasia, and accordingly no person holding office under this Constitution shall accept any title, rank, or office from any foreign state except in accordance with federal law.



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Article IV.

Section 1. The Executive.

1. The executive power shall be vested in the President of the Republic of Atlasia. They shall hold their office for a term of four months, together with a Vice President chosen for the same term.

2. Elections for President shall be held in the months of February, June, and October, in accordance with the measures prescribed by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia. Each candidate for President shall run jointly with a candidate for Vice President, with whom their 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. In the event that two candidates for President tie in the popular vote at the conclusion of a special presidential runoff election, the candidates shall be elected Co-Presidents, with each Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate serving two months of a single four-month term. Should the candidates be unable to agree on which of them becomes President first, the candidate who has been registered longest as a citizen of Atlasia shall serve with their Vice President for the first two months, followed by the newest registered candidate and their respective Vice President for the latter two months.

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 their 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."

Section 2. The President shall have the power, except where limited elsewhere by this Constitution,

to grant reprieves and pardons for crimes committed under the laws of the Republic of Atlasia, but the Senate may rescind such pardons by a 2/3 vote
to introduce legislation into the queue of the Senate and submit redrafts of legislation they have vetoed;
to appoint, with the advice and consent of the Senate, the Justices of the Supreme Court;
to establish such executive departments as may be necessary for the execution of the laws, and to appoint their principle officers with the advice and consent of the Senate;
to veto acts of Senatorial legislation, and to exercise a line-item veto over the budget;
to appoint, with the advice and consent of the Senate, the vice president in the event of a vacancy in that office;
to serve as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Atlasia;
to make treaties with the advice and consent of the Senate; and
to authorize limited combat operations without Senatorial approval for a limit of 90 days, with the required support and signature of at least two principal officers of the executive departments, and only in the case of emergencies previously determined by the Senate via appropriate legislation.

Section 3. The Vice Presidency.

1. Whenever the office of President shall fall vacant, by reason of the death, impeachment, or resignation of the occupant, the Vice President shall become President.

2. Whenever the President shall submit their written declaration to the presiding officer of the Senate that they are unable to discharge the powers and duties of their office, and until they shall submit a declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties will be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

3. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of the principal officers of the executive departments shall submit their written declaration to the presiding officer of the Senate that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of their office, such powers and duties will be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President until such time as the President should submit their declaration to the contrary.

Section 4. The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the Republic of Atlasia, shall be removed from office on Impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

Article V.

Section 1. The Judiciary.

1. The judicial power of the Republic of Atlasia shall be vested in the Supreme Court, the membership of which shall consist of two Justices and three Associate Justices chosen in the following manner:

i.  The Justices of the Supreme Court shall be nominated by the President of the Republic of Atlasia and confirmed by a majority vote of the Senate.
ii. The chief executive officer of each of the several Regions shall nominate from among their constituents a candidate for Associate Justice. Upon the assent of a majority of the legislative power thereof, the nomination shall proceed to the President: if they approve of the nomination they should grant their Assent and the nominee shall assume the office of Associate Justice; but if they disapprove they should veto it and the nomination will be annulled. If then two thirds of the Senate should vote to override the President's veto, the nominee shall take office regardless of the opinion of the President.

2. The Justices and Associate Justices thus chosen shall hold their offices for life in good behavior.
3. The President shall designate a Chief Justice from among the appointed Justices, who shall continue in that capacity until such time as they shall resign the designation, or else cease to be a member of the Supreme Court.

Section 2. The judicial power of each of the several Regions shall be vested in a Circuit Court composed of the Associate Justice chosen from that Region, and no Region shall establish any other court or judicial authority.

Section 3. Jurisdiction.

1. The jurisdiction of the Supreme Court shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution and all official acts made under its authority; to all cases affecting ambassadors and other public ministers; to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction; to controversies to which this Republic shall be a party; to controversies between two or more Regions, or between a Region and citizens of another Region; between citizens of different Regions; between citizens of the same Region claiming lands under grants of different Regions, and between a Region, or the citizens thereof, and foreign States, citizens, or subjects.

2. The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the Region where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any Region, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Senate may by law have directed.

Article VI.

Section 1. The Game Engine.

1. All powers which the Senate shall deem necessary and proper for simulating either the impact of actions by the Republic of Atlasia, the several Regions, or the citizens thereof; or the actions of non-playable entities, shall be vested in a Game Engine.
2. The Senate shall have the power to establish the structure and powers of the Game Engine by appropriate legislation.

Article VII.

Section 1. Reciprocity.

1. The citizens of each Region shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several Regions.

2. Full faith and credit shall be given in each Region to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other Region. And the Senate may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.

3. A person charged in any Region with treason, felony, or other crime, who shall flee from justice, and be found in another Region, shall on demand of the executive authority of the Region from which they fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the Region having jurisdiction of the crime.

Section 2. Lands and States.

1. New states may be admitted by the Senate into this Union, and apportioned among the several Regions as may be appropriate; but no new state shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other state; nor any state be formed by the junction of two or more states, or parts of states, without the consent of the legislatures of the Regions concerned as well as of the Senate.

2. The Senate shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the Republic of Atlasia.

3. The Regional legislatures may alter the boundaries of states and counties located within their respective Region at will.

4. The Senate may also alter the boundaries of states and counties, when the border in question is located between two or more regions.


Section 3. The Republic of Atlasia shall guarantee to every Region in this Union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.

Article VIII.

Section 1. This Constitution, and those laws, treaties, and other acts made by the Republic of Atlasia in pursuance thereof, shall be the supreme law of the land, and the executive and judicial officers of this government and of the several Regions shall be bound thereby, any thing in the laws or constitutions of the several Regions notwithstanding.

Section 2. Supremacy of the Atlas Forum.

1. 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.

2. Nothing in this section shall be construed as to provide immunity to moderators who violate any statutory provision that does not conflict with or obstruct enforcement of the terms of service.

Section 3. Qualifications.

1. The officers of the Republic Atlasia, and of the several Regions, shall be bound by Oath of Affirmation to support this Constitution, but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the Republic of Atlasia.

2. No person shall be elected to multiple offices under this Constitution, nor occupy the office of Justice or Associate Justice simultaneously with any other public office; but members of the Senate shall be eligible to serve as the principal officers of such executive departments as may be established by law.

Article IX.

Section 1. Amendment.

1. The Senate, whenever two thirds of its membership shall deem it necessary, shall have power to propose amendments to this Constitution, which shall take effect following their ratification by two thirds of the several Regions.

2. The Senate, whenever three fifths of the eligible voters or the legislatures of each of the several Regions shall deem it necessary, shall call for a Convention to revise or replace this Constitution and provide regulations for the organization and administration of that body.

Article X.

Section 1. Implementation of the Fifth Constitution.

1. Except as otherwise specified within this article, the provisions of this constitution, once ratified by two thirds of the regions, shall take effect and supersede the Fourth Constitution at noon Eastern Daylight time on the Second of July in the year two thousand and twenty-one.

2. All persons holding an office outside of Congress under the auspices of the Fourth Constitution shall retain their office upon this constitution taking effect. All persons scheduled to assume an office outside of Congress under the auspices of the Fourth Constitution shall still be scheduled to do so under this constitution.

3. Upon this constitution taking effect, Congress shall dissolve and the first Senate under the auspices of this constitution shall begin. The enumeration of Senates shall begin with those of the original bicameral Senate as established by the First Constitution and continue through the Senates in the bicameral Congress (such that the Senate of the First Congress is numbered the Seventy-Fourth, that of the Thirtieth Congress is numbered the One Hundred and Third, and the first Senate under the auspices of this constitution shall be numbered the One Hundred and Fourth).

4. All acts of the previous Congress shall continue to remain in force; all provisions and restrictions regarding passed legislation of the Senate shall also apply to legislation previously passed by the bicameral Congress.

Section 2. First Elections to the new Senate.

1. In order to facilitate a clean transition to this constitution, upon ratification any scheduled regular elections for the bicameral Congress for a term beginning on July 2nd or later shall be cancelled.
2. Elections shall instead be held in June under the terms of this constitution for terms set to begin upon its taking effect. Elections for regional and at-large Senate shall be regular elections for their seats’ full terms of four and two months, respectively. Elections for subregional Senate shall be special elections to fill a partial term of two months; the first subregional Senate elections for a full term shall then take place in August.
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« Reply #718 on: May 25, 2021, 11:13:02 PM »
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AMENDMENT I
To the Fifth Constitution of Atlasia.

1. The Fifth Constitution of Atlasia - pending its ratification by the regions - is amended as follows:

Quote from: Article II§1.2(i)
The Northeastern Subregion shall consist of the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Atlasian Virgin Islands.

Quote from: Article II§4.2
In addition, no subregional senate election shall admit as eligible voters any person having resided in any other subregion within the fifty-six days prior to the commencement of the election.

Quote from: Article III§2.3(i)
Each subregion shall elect a Senator for a term of four months by popular election of the subregion’s residents administered by its constituent regional government in a manner prescribed by the legislature thereof. Subregional Senate elections shall be held in the months of April, August, and December.

Quote from: Article IV§2
The President shall have the power, except where limited elsewhere by this Constitution,

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to establish such executive departments as may be necessary for the execution of the laws, and to appoint their principle principal officers with the advice and consent of the Senate;

Quote from: Article VIII§3.1
The officers of the Republic of Atlasia, and of the several Regions, shall be bound by Oath of Affirmation to support this Constitution, but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the Republic of Atlasia.

2. Upon ratification of both the Fifth Constitution and this amendment, the text shall immediately be amended, and the amended text shall apply both when the Constitution takes full effect on the Second of July as well as to the Senate elections as held in June.


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Amendment explanation: This amendment makes fixes to errors in the intial text to the Fifth Constitution.


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« Reply #719 on: May 29, 2021, 06:17:26 PM »

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AN ACT
to bring federal law in line with the Fifth Constitution
Be it enacted by both houses of Congress assembled:

Section 1 (Title)
1. The title of this act shall be, the "Federal Game Procedure Amendments Act of 2021" It may be cited as the "FGPA Act 2021" or "FGPA 21".

Section 2 (Amendments to the Federal Electoral Act)
The Federal Electoral Act is hereby amended with the following substitutions:
Quote from: §2.2
Elections to the House of Representatives at-large Senate seats shall be held in the months...
Quote from: §2.2 (a)
Elections to the House for at-large Senate held in December shall be begin at...
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Special elections to the House of Representatives at-large Senate seats, in accordance...
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All candidates elected in special elections to the House of Representatives at-large Senate seats shall be eligible...
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The declaration period for a special election for the House of Representatives at-large Senate shall begin...
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The declaration period for any regularly scheduled or special election for the House of Representatives at-large Senate shall terminate...
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During Presidential elections, the candidate listing for Presidential tickets and House of Representatives at-large Senate should be clearly separated...
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Elections to the House of Representatives at-large Senate seats shall be conducted...
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No write-in for the House of Representatives at-large Senate shall be considered...
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Special elections for a single at-large Senate seat in the House of Representatives shall be conducted...
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In elections for multiple at-large Senate seats in the House of Representatives, single transferable vote...
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...with one ticket’s term of office coinciding with the Congress whose House of Representatives was Senate for which at-large seats were elected at the same election, and the other ticket’s term of office coinciding with the subsequent Congress Senate. ...
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If, in a runoff for a single at-large Senate seat in the House of Representatives, both candidates have...

2. Section 10 of the Federal Electoral Act is hereby amended as follows:

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1. Should a significant calamity in the operation of Atlasia occur, leaving the federal election authority portfolio unassigned, the Presidency vacant, and the Presidential line of succession completely empty, with too few members in either House of Congress the Senate to elect a presiding officer, then the moderators of the Atlas Fantasy Elections board and modadmins and administrators of the Atlas Forum are statutorily authorized to hold a special election(s) for the House of Representatives so that a Speaker to the Senate as necessary so that a presiding officer may be elected and elevated to the Presidency.

Section 3 (Other Amendments to Federal Law)

1. Section 4.2 of the Census Act is hereby repealed.

2. F.L. 7.1§1 (i), (iv) are hereby repealed and remaining subsections renumbered accordingly. All instances of "nor Speaker of the House of Representatives" are hereby stricken, as is the text "nor member of the House of Representatives" in subsection (v) [now renumbered subsection (iii)]. The text "nor member of Congress" in subsection (vi) [now renumbered subsection (iv)] is hereby amended to "nor Senator".

Section 4 (Addendum to the Common Market Agreement)

1. The following is added as an addendum to the Atlasia-UK Common Market Agreement:

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For the purposes of subregional allocation, citizens of Atlasia residing in England and Wales shall be considered to reside within the Upper South subregion, citizens of Atlasia residing in Scotland shall be considered to reside within the Great Lakes subregion, and citizens of Atlasia residing in Nortern Ireland and Gibraltar shall be considered to reside within the Mountain West subregion.

Section 5 (Effective Date)

1. This bill shall go into effect immediately upon passage into law.


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« Reply #720 on: May 30, 2021, 11:03:30 PM »

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AN ACT OF CONGRESS
To respect the results of the Atlasian Flag Referendum

Section I: Title
1. The title of this bill shall be called the "Atlasian Flag Act of 2021"

Section II: Flag
1. The national flag as set out by the Federal Symbology Act of 2016 is hereby decomissioned.

2. The following design shall henceforth be the flag of the Republic of Atlasia:



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« Reply #721 on: June 01, 2021, 06:59:08 AM »

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AMENDMENT II
To the Fifth Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia.

1. The Fifth Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia is amended as follows.

Quote from: Article X§2
1. In order to facilitate a clean transition to this constitution, upon ratification any scheduled regular elections for the bicameral Congress for a term beginning on July 2nd or later shall be cancelled.
2. Elections shall instead be held in June under the terms of this constitution for terms set to begin upon its taking effect. Elections for regional and at-large Senate shall be regular elections for their seats’ full terms of four and two months, respectively. Elections for subregional Senate shall be special elections to fill a partial term of two months; the first subregional Senate elections for a full term shall then take place in August.
3. Nothing in this Article or in the preceding Constitution shall be construed as to deny the right of any citizen to vote in the elections of June 2021 in the region and subregion of which they are a lawful resident, provided the term of their residency began on or before May 30, 2021.

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Amendment explanation: This amendment allows Koopa to vote in the June senatorial elections.
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« Reply #722 on: June 02, 2021, 03:31:09 AM »


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AN ACT
to generate Government revenue

Section 1 (Title)
i. The title of this Act shall be the "Coke Act”.

Section 2
a. The Government of Atlasia is hereby directed to begin development followed by mass production of a cola soft drink.
b. This drink is to contain a small amount of cocaine.
c. No more than ten milligrams of cocaine per two-liter bottle shall be permitted.
d. All revenue generated by sales of these drinks shall be added to the budget of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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« Reply #723 on: June 08, 2021, 07:04:56 PM »

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A BILL
To amend the "Reforming and Regionalizing Public Healthcare Act of 2017" to include Speech and Language therapy

1. This bill may be known as the Atlascare Speech and Language Therapy Act
2. Section 2, Subsection 2, Part a. of the "Reforming and Regionalizing Public Healthcare Act of 2017" shall be amended as follows:

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AtlasCare Part B provides benefits and coverage for
  • Doctor and clinical lab services
  • Outpatient and preventive care
  • Screenings, surgical fees and supplies
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and Language therapy


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« Reply #724 on: June 10, 2021, 12:13:12 PM »

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Fair Chance At Housing Act

To prohibit landlords from not renting to tenants because of certain aspects of their criminal background.

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Section 1. Short title

This Act shall be cited as the “Fair Chance At Housing Act”.

Section 2. Disclosure Limitation

(a) In general. —

A landlord shall not require potential tents or renters to disclose, nor use the following to base a rental decision —
(1) any arrests that did not result in a criminal conviction;
(2) participation in a diversion or deferral of judgment program;
(3) any expunged, invalidated, or voided convictions;
(4) any juvenile convictions;
(5) any offenses that are neither felonies or misdemeanors; and
(6) any convictions that took place more than seven years prior where any incarceration for such conviction has been completed no less than two years prior.

(b) Criminal exceptions. —

Paragraph (6) of Subsection (2)(a) shall not apply to the crimes of —
(1) murder and manslaughter;
(2) felony assault that causes serious physical injury;
(3) kidnapping;
(4) crimes of which are of a sexual nature;
(5) crimes relating to theft or destruction of personal property;
(6) manufacturing or trafficking of illegal controlled substances, but not the sole procession of drugs without intent to sell.

(c) Two-family dwelling exception. —

Subsection (2)(a) shall not apply to landlords renting a two-family dwelling in which they live in as their main residence.

Section 3. Noncompliance

Upon conviction in a summary proceeding, a person who violates Section (2) of this Act shall be subject to a fine not greater than five hundred dollars per violation.

Section 4. Implementation

This Act shall take effect immediately after passage.
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