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« Reply #500 on: June 25, 2019, 12:50:58 AM »

So uh, 36 bills in the queue. Yikes.
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« Reply #501 on: June 25, 2019, 01:02:32 AM »

Modeled After the similar Lincoln Bill, LC 1.11. Provisions I did not agree with were modified or removed.

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LGBT Protection Act

1. No organization, society, or other group of more than ten people which is otherwise open to members of the public may exclude an Atlasian who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender on the basis of their sexual identity.
a. This includes but is not limited to golf clubs, trade unions, professional associations, card clubs, or sporting clubs.

2. No public or charter school which receives funding from the Government of Atlasia, may exclude children who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender or children who are raised in a household by parents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender on the basis of the sexual identity of either the child or the parent(s). This does not apply to private schools.

3. The Office of the LGBT Advocate (run by NPCs) is hereby established, under the Office of the Attorney General, with the purpose of investigating and prosecuting any and all crimes relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Atlasians.

4. All public or charter schools that receive funding from the Government of Atlasia must include LGBT sexual education in any health and sexual education course taught at the school, beginning in 6th Grade. The LGBT sexual education must be taught in the same manner as heterosexual sexual education is instructed, which a special focus on sexual transmitted infections and the HIV/AIDs Crisis. This does not apply to private schools.
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« Reply #502 on: June 25, 2019, 02:07:23 AM »

I offer the following bill for the consideration of the House.

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SECTION I: NAME

a. This act shall be referred to as the "Let the Hobbyists do their thing act"


SECTION II: DEFINITIONS

a. A firearm is milled or manufactured when within the territory of Atlasia, a drill press or other metal cutting tool is used on an unpunched lower receiver, to successfully enable the receiver to accept all of the necessary parts required of a functional firearm.


SECTION III: HOBBYIST PROTECTIONS

a. Any citizen who mills or manufactures a firearm shall not be prosecuted for failing to engrave a serial number on the newly manufactured firearm provided the firearm is never commercially transferred.

b. Any citizen who is eligible to own a firearm and who does not sell firearms as a regular source of income, may sell a firearm that they have milled or manufactured to any other person who is also eligible to own a firearm, provided that firearm be engraved with a serial number as otherwise required by law.

c. Any person lawfully selling a firearm shall be allowed access the NICS database through an online portal to request a background check to determine if a potential customer is eligible to own the firearm. This online portal shall be made available no later than July 4, 2020.

d. The regulation limiting the importation of otherwise lawful handguns with two (2) inch barrels is hereby eliminated. 27 CFR 478.113a and ATF Forms 6A and 4590 shall be amended accordingly.

e. The regulation requiring registration of any shotgun with a barrel shorter than eighteen (18) inches under the NFA shall be narrowed to only include shotguns with barrels shorter than sixteen (16) inches. 18 U.S.C. 921 and 26 U.S.C. 5845(a) shall be amended accordingly.


SECTION IV: TIME

a. Unless otherwise provided herein, this act shall take effect 30 days from the date of passage.
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« Reply #503 on: June 25, 2019, 03:50:37 PM »

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Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2019

NATIONWIDE PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE POISON CONTROL CENTER UTILIZATION AND THEIR PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY RESPONSE CAPABILITIES

“(a) In General.—The Secretary of Internal Affairs shall—

“(1) carry out, and expand upon, a national public awareness campaign to educate the public and health care providers about—

“(A) poisoning, toxic exposure, and drug misuse prevention; and

“(B) the availability of poison control center resources in local communities; and

“(b) Consultation.—In carrying out and expanding upon the national campaign under subsection (a), the Secretary may consult with nationally recognized professional organizations in the field of poison control response for the purpose of determining the best and most effective methods for achieving public awareness.

“(c) Contract With Entity.—The Secretary may carry out subsection (a) by entering into contracts with one or more public or private entities, including nationally recognized professional organizations in the field of poison control and national media firms, for the development and implementation of the awareness campaign under subsection (a), which may include—

“(1) the development and distribution of poisoning and toxic exposure prevention, poison control center, and public health emergency awareness and response materials;

“(2) television, radio, internet, and newspaper public service announcements; and

“(3) other means and activities to provide for public and professional awareness and education.

“(d) Evaluation.—The Secretary shall—

“(1) establish baseline measures and benchmarks to quantitatively evaluate the impact of the nationwide public awareness campaign carried out under this section; and

“(2) on a biennial basis, prepare and submit to the appropriate committees of Congress an evaluation of the nationwide public awareness campaign.

“(e) Authorization Of Appropriations.—There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section, $800,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2023.”.


MAINTENANCE OF THE POISON CONTROL CENTER GRANT PROGRAM.

“(a) Authorization Of Program.—The Secretary shall award grants to poison control centers accredited under subsection (c) (or granted a waiver under subsection (d)) and nationally recognized professional organizations in the field of poison control for the purposes of—

“(1) preventing, and providing treatment recommendations for, poisonings and toxic exposures including opioid and drug misuse;

“(2) assisting with public health emergencies, responses, and preparedness; and

“(3) complying with the operational requirements needed to sustain the accreditation of the center under subsection (c).

“(b) Additional Uses Of Funds.—In addition to the purposes described in subsection (a), a poison center or professional organization awarded a grant under such subsection may also use amounts received under such grant—

“(1) to research, establish, implement, and evaluate best practices in the United States for poisoning prevention, poison control center outreach, opioid and drug misuse information and response, and public health emergency, response, and preparedness programs;

“(2) to research, develop, implement, revise, and communicate standard patient management guidelines for commonly encountered toxic exposures;

“(3) to improve national toxic exposure and opioid misuse surveillance by enhancing cooperative activities between poison control centers in the United States and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other governmental agencies;

“(4) to research, improve, and enhance the communications and response capability and capacity of the Nation’s network of poison control centers to facilitate increased access to the centers through the integration and modernization of the current poison control centers communications and data system, including enhancing the network’s telephony, internet, data, and social networking technologies;

“(5) to develop, support, and enhance technology and capabilities of nationally recognized professional organizations in the field of poison control to collect national poisoning, toxic occurrence, and related public health data;

“(6) to develop initiatives to foster the enhanced public health utilization of national poison data collected by such organizations;

“(7) to support and expand the toxicologic expertise within poison control centers; and

“(8) to improve the capacity of poison control centers to answer high volumes of contacts and internet communications, and to sustain and enhance the poison control center’s network capability to respond during times of national crisis or other public health emergencies.

“(d) Supplement Not Supplant.—Amounts made available to a poison control center under this section shall be used to supplement and not supplant other Federal, Regional, State, or local funds provided for such center.

“(e) Maintenance Of Effort.—A poison control center, in utilizing the proceeds of a grant under this section, shall maintain the annual recurring expenditures of the center for its activities at a level that is not less than 80 percent of the average level of such recurring expenditures maintained by the center for the preceding 3 fiscal years for which a grant is received.

“(f) Authorization Of Appropriations.—There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section, $28,600,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2023.”.

Simplified and Cleaned up version of HR 5329 of the 115th Congress, which passed the House by Voice Vote. Similar language became U.S. law as part of HR 6 of the 115th Congress.
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« Reply #504 on: June 25, 2019, 04:10:25 PM »

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The No Moderator or Accidental Invalidation Amendment

Article I, Section IV of the 4th constitution shall be amended to read as follows:


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

1. Evidence exists that the first ballot submitted by the citizen was deleted by a Moderator or Administrator of the Atlas Forum, or

2. The second ballot submitted was clearly accidental as it only lists contests not up for election within the thread it was posted on, in which case only the first ballot shall be counted, or:

3. The second ballot submitted was clearly accidental as it is identical to the first ballot and was submitted within five minutes of the first ballot, in which case only the first ballot shall be counted. 


However, in no circumstances shall a user be allowed to cast a third or subsequent ballot in any election, upon penalty of invalidation of all ballots submitted.
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« Reply #505 on: June 25, 2019, 04:14:31 PM »

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Resolution Condemning the Lincoln Parliament System

The Congress hereby declares that the Lincoln Parliament System known as the Philadelphia Plan has failed and should be repealed.
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« Reply #506 on: June 25, 2019, 06:06:52 PM »

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Activity Matters Act

Be it enacted by the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia in Congress assembled, the Federal Electoral Act is amended as follows,
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Section 14: Federal Activity and Political Party Requirements
1. A person may become a registered voter if they have attained fifteen posts and have been registered at the forum for at least 7 days. In registration, the person must state their name and State of fantasy residence; In addition, they may optionally state a political affiliation.
2. All those persons who have registered to vote 7 days (168 hours) before the commencement of the election posted at least 10 times on the Atlas Fantasy Elections or Atlas Fantasy Government boards in the 8 weeks (56 days) prior to the commencement of an election shall be defined as active for the purposes of that election. If a voter changes their state of registration within the 7 days, the state from which they were originally registered shall be the state from which their vote is cast.
3. Persons may only change their State of registration from one region to another region once every 180 days. Changes in State of registration may only occur within a single region every 72 hours.
4. Any registered voter who fails to vote in elections for six months for which they are qualified to vote shall have their registration no longer considered valid. The said voter may only be deregistered after missing three federal elections, not including runoffs and special elections. A vote in a special election or runoff will be counted towards activity the same as a vote in a regular federal election. This clause shall not be construed to deny a forum user the right to register anew.
5. Anyone who has cast an absentee ballot shall be regarded as an active voter, provided he or she fulfills the definition by the time the election commences for which the ballot was cast, of an "active voter"; However, the post containing the ballot shall not count towards the total number of required posts.
6. Any political party of three or more members is considered to be an organized political party.

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« Reply #507 on: June 28, 2019, 01:05:22 AM »

Well, if you guys want to obstruct, we'll just change the rules:

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3.) Legislation threads:

a) There may be eighteen threads about legislation open for voting and debate simultaneously.

b) The first ten five open threads shall be open to all legislations initially regarding bills, resolutions or constitutional amendments originally sponsored by a representative who was elected or appointed as a member of the Labor or Peace Party. If the sponsor already has two or more pieces legislation on the House floor, legislation from Representatives who do not shall take priority until all such other legislation is completed. The Speaker shall be the president officer for these open threads.

c) The second five open threads shall be open to all legislations initially regarding bills, resolutions or constitutional amendments originally sponsored by a representative who was not elected or appointed as a member of the Labor or Peace Parties. If the sponsor already has two or more pieces legislation on the House floor, legislation from Representatives who do not shall take priority until all such other legislation is completed. The Speaker shall be the president officer for these open threads.

d) The eleventh open thread shall be reserved for bills submitted by civilians in the Public Consultation and Legislation Submission thread. The Speaker shall be the president officer for this open thread.

e) The twelfth through sixteenth open threads shall be reserved for legislation that previously passed the Senate. The President of Congress shall be the presiding officer for these open threads.

f) The seventeenth open thread shall be reserved for legislation related to national emergencies declared by the President of Atlasia. The Speaker shall introduce legislation to this thread as directed by the President, but only when the President has declared a state of national emergency.

g) The eighteenth slot shall be reserved for budget debates and related resolutions and statutes. This slot shall be administered by the President of Congress.

WITHDRAWING THIS.

Doesn't mean the rules won't be changed though  Tongue
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« Reply #508 on: June 28, 2019, 08:20:28 AM »
« Edited: June 28, 2019, 08:51:16 AM by Southern Deputy Speaker Muaddib »

I submit this bill for consideration of the house in the spirit of governmental co-operation.

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Section I: Title
1.1 This act shall be know as the Council Of Atlasian Governments or CoAG Act

Section II: Terms
2.1 Atlasian Government: a Government Administration of the regions of Atlasia (Fremont, Linlcoln and the South) or Federal Level of Atlasia.
2.2 A quorum for a CoAG shall consist of no less than one representative per Atlasian Government.

Section III: The Council
3.1 At least once per Presidential Administration a Council of Atlasian Governments shall be held to discuss legislative cooperation, standardization or reciprocity.
3.2 An agenda should be set no less than one week before the council.
3.3 Regional CoAG delegate/s shall be appointed by the regional head of state.
3.4 CoAG Federal delegate/s shall be either the Secretary of Internal Affairs, President or Vice President or any combination there of.
3.5 Resolutions, while non binding, shall be pursued in the relevant legislature.

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« Reply #509 on: June 29, 2019, 12:23:29 PM »
« Edited: June 30, 2019, 01:18:36 AM by Councilor Suburban New Jersey Conservative »



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Federal Assault Weapon and Automatic Weapon Ban Act

SECTION I: NAME

1. This bill may be cited as the Federal Assault Weapon and Automatic Weapon Ban Act.
2. This bill may, in short, be cited as the Assault Weapon Ban Act.

SECTION II: ASSAULT WEAPON BAN

1. There shall be a nationwide ban on the purchasing, sale, or possession of assualt weapons, these weapons include semiautomatic rifles, pistols, and shotguns, which can accept detachable magazines, as well as revolving cylindrical shotguns.

2. Any weapon that is purchased, sold, or possessed may not have a folding or collapsible stock, a bayonet lug, a threaded barrel, a grenade launcher, or a barrel shroud.

SECTION III: AUTOMATIC WEAPON BAN

1. There shall be a ban on the purchasing, sale, or possession of fully automatic weapons, also known as Title II weapons under the National Firearms Act.

SECTION IV: TIMING

1. This bill shall take effect, one week after being signed by the President.

Actually remove this from this thread’s queue
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« Reply #510 on: July 04, 2019, 10:45:54 PM »

This is being filed following a comprehensive process that involved all incumbent,  retiring,  and new leftist representatives. I believe it provides an appropriate solution to legislative blackmail and terrorism.

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    New Glorious Labor Majority Rules Package

The Rules and Procedures of Operation of the House are amended as follows:

Amend Article 2, Section 3 to read as follows:

3.) Legislation threads:
a) There may be eighteen nineteen  threads about legislation open for voting and debate simultaneously.
b) The first ten 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 House floor, legislation from Representatives who do not shall take priority until all such other legislation is completed. Each User shall be allowed one slot, and the Speaker shall advance bills to each member’s slot in the order they were introduced by the member. The Tenth slot shall be filled with a bill to be selected by the speaker. The Speaker shall be the president officer for these open threads.
c) The eleventh open thread shall be reserved for bills submitted by civilians in the Public Consultation and Legislation Submission thread. The Speaker shall be the president officer for this open thread.
d) The twelfth through sixteenth open threads shall be reserved for legislation that previously passed the Senate. The President of Congress shall be the presiding officer for these open threads.
e) The seventeenth open thread shall be reserved for legislation related to national emergencies declared by the President of Atlasia. The Speaker shall introduce legislation to this thread as directed by the President, but only when the President has declared a state of national emergency.
f) the eighteenth open slot shall be filled with a bill to be selected by the President. The Speaker shall be the president officer for this open thread.
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The eighteenth nineteenth slot shall be reserved for budget debates and related resolutions and statutes. This slot shall be administered by the President of Congress.
 
At the end of Article 3, add the following:

5) Once a bill has been on the floor for 168 hours, the house may vote, by simple majority, to ignore any pending amendments and proceed to an immediate final vote.

Modify Article 4, Section III to read as follows:

3.) When debate on legislation has halted for longer than 24 hours and the legislation has been on the floor for more than 72 hours, any representatives may call for a vote on said legislation. The presiding officer shall open a vote if no other member of the House of Representatives objects within 24 hours of the call for a vote. When debate on legislation has halted for longer than 24 hours and the legislation has been on the floor for more than 72 hours but no more than 336 168 hours, any Representatives may motion for cloture. Upon the concurrence of two-thirds of the House of the Representatives, the House of Representatives shall end debate. If the legislation has been on the floor for more than 336 168 hours, a simple majority is needed in order to end the debates. The presiding officer shall then open a final vote. , at their sole discretion, either open votes on pending amendments followed by a final vote, or void pending amendments and move to an immediate final vote.

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« Reply #511 on: July 08, 2019, 08:36:07 PM »

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Operation Appropriations Freedom Resolution

To repeal the Paygo rule and allow more flexibility in the appropriation of funding in bills.

Be it resolved in the Atlasian House Assembled,
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Section 1.

Article 2 of the House of the Representatives Rules and Procedures for Operation shall be amended by striking section 7 with succeeding sections renumbered accordingly.
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« Reply #512 on: July 09, 2019, 05:54:00 PM »

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The No Moderator or Accidental Invalidation Amendment

Article I, Section IV of the 4th constitution shall be amended to read as follows:


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

1. Evidence exists that the first ballot submitted by the citizen was deleted by a Moderator or Administrator of the Atlas Forum, or

2. The second ballot submitted was clearly accidental as it only lists contests not up for election within the thread it was posted on, in which case only the first ballot shall be counted, or:

3. The second ballot submitted was clearly accidental as it is identical to the first ballot and was submitted within five minutes of the first ballot, in which case only the first ballot shall be counted. 


However, in no circumstances shall a user be allowed to cast a third or subsequent ballot in any election, upon penalty of invalidation of all ballots submitted.

Withdrawing this from the house queue as the Senate has begun a process that I believe can reach a fair resolution
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« Reply #513 on: July 13, 2019, 06:26:04 PM »

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FORCED LABOR ISN'T GOOD AMENDMENT

HOUSE RESOLUTION
Abolishes all forms of slavery and forced conscription in Atlasia

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

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SECTION 1.

1. This Act may be cited as the "Forced Labor Isn't Good Amendment”.

SECTION 2.

Article I, Section 6, of the Fourth Constitution, is amended to read as follows:

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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 all three regions with a sixty percent threshold. The President shall have the sole authority to authorize the draft referendum.
Quote from: Amendment Explanation
This amendment abolishes legalized forced labor (including forced prison labor and the possibility of a draft) once and for good by striking out parts of the Constitution that allow it.
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« Reply #514 on: July 15, 2019, 02:04:42 PM »

A RESOLUTION HONORING THE ST. LOUIS BLUES' STANLEY CUP WIN

HOUSE RESOLUTION
Honoring the St. Louis Blues on their first-ever Stanley Cup win that was achieved on June 12th, 2019


Be it resolved in the Atlasian House Assembled,


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SECTION 1.
1. This act may also be cited as "Honoring The St. Louis Blues."
2. This act serves to honor the St. Louis Blues NHL team on winning their first-ever Stanley Cup in their franchise's existence.


SECTION 2.
1. This resolution shall take effect immediately after its passage or veto override.
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« Reply #515 on: July 15, 2019, 07:00:30 PM »

Real Free Filing Act of 2019
To simplify and streamline the process of filing federal tax returns.
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SECTION 1. PROHIBITION ON AGREEMENTS RESTRICTING GOVERNMENT TAX PREPARATION AND FILING SERVICES
The Secretary of the Treasury, nor any of his delegation, may not enter into any agreement after the enactment of this Act which restricts the Secretary’s legal right to provide tax return preparation services, or software, or to provide tax return filing services.

SECTION 2. GOVERNMENT-ASSISTED TAX PREPARATION AND FILING SERVICES
Chapter 77 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
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Sec. 7529. Government-Assisted Tax Return Preparation Programs.
a. ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAMS - The Secretary shall establish and operate the following programs:
—1. Not later than January 31, 2021, software for the preparation and filing of individual income tax returns for taxable years beginning after 2019.
—2. Not later than March 1, 2021, a program under which taxpayers may download third-party provided return information relating to individual income tax returns for taxable years beginning after 2019.
—3. Not later than March 1, 2021, a program under which taxpayers may elect to have income tax returns for taxable years beginning after 2019 prepared by the Secretary.
b. REQUIREMENTS FOR TAXPAYER DATA ACCESS PROGRAM
i. Return information under the program established under subsection (a)(ii) shall be available
—1. not later than 15 days after the secretary receives such information, and
—2. through a secure function that allows a taxpayer to download such information from the Secretary’s website in both a printable document file and in a computer-readable form suitable for use by automated tax preparation software.
ii. For the purposes of this section, the term “third-party provided return information means-
—1. information reported to the Secretary through an information return (as defined in section 6724(d)(1)),
—2. information reported to the Secretary pursuant to section 232 of the Social Security Act, and
—3. such other information reported to the Secretary as is determined appropriate by the Secretary for the purposes of the program established under subsection (a)(ii)
c. TAX RETURN PREPARATION - No return prepared by the program established under section (a)(iii) shall be treated as filed before the date such return is submitted by the taxpayer as provided under the rules of section 6011.
d. VERIFICATION OF IDENTITY - An individual shall not participate in any program described in subsection (a) or access any information under such a program unless such individual has verified their identity to the satisfaction of the Secretary.
e. TAXPAYER RESPONSIBILITY - Nothing in this section shall be construed to absolve the taxpayer from full responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of his return of tax.
f. PROHIBITION ON FEES - No fee may be imposed on any taxpayer who participates in any program established under subsection (a).

SECTION 3.
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out the amendments made by this act such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 2018 through 2022.

SECTION 4.
This act shall apply to all taxable returns beginning after December 31, 2019. a. This act shall go into effect immediately.
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« Reply #516 on: July 20, 2019, 12:11:42 AM »

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MILITARY JUSTICE ACT

HOUSE BILL

Be it resolved in the Atlasian Congress Assembled,

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SECTION 1.

1. This Act may be cited as the "Military Justice Act”.

SECTION 2.

1. The following crimes may not be punishable by death under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, whether during times of peace or war:
a) Mutiny or sedition
b) Misbehavior before the enemy
c) Subordinate compelling surrender
d) Improper use of countersign
e) Forcing a safeguard
f) Aiding the enemy
g) Espionage
h) Improper hazarding of vessel
i) Rape
j) Desertion
k) Assaulting or willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer
l) Lurking as a spy or acting as a spy
m) Misbehavior of a sentinel or lookout

2. Executions imposed by military tribunals shall be conducted by firing squad.

3. Executions conducted during peacetime and occurring within the territory of the Republic of Atlasia shall be in a public space.
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« Reply #517 on: July 26, 2019, 06:19:37 PM »

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A BILL

To impose a moratorium on large agribusiness, food and beverage manufacturing, and grocery retail mergers, and to establish a commission to review large agriculture, food and beverage manufacturing, and grocery retail mergers, concentration, and market power.

Section 1: Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Food and Agricultural Merger Act of 2019”. It may also be cited as the "FAM Act".

Section 2: Findings.

Congress finds that the concentration in the food and agricultural economy, including mergers, acquisitions, and other combinations and alliances among suppliers, packers, integrators, other food processors, distributors, and retailers has been accelerating at a rapid pace since the 1980s, and particularly since the 2007 through 2009 recession.

Section 3. Definitions.

In this Act:

(1) AGRICULTURAL INPUT SUPPLIER.—The term “agricultural input supplier” means any person (excluding agricultural cooperatives) engaged in the business of selling, in interstate or foreign commerce, any product to be used as an input (including seed, germ plasm, hormones, antibiotics, fertilizer, and chemicals, but excluding farm machinery) for the production of any agricultural commodity, except that no person shall be considered an agricultural input supplier if sales of such products are for a value less than $10,000,000 per year.

(2) BROKER.—The term “broker” means any person engaged in the business of negotiating sales and purchases of any agricultural commodity in interstate or foreign commerce for or on behalf of the vendor or the purchaser, except that no person shall be considered a broker if the only sales of such commodities are for a value less than $10,000,000 per year.

(3) COMMISSION MERCHANT.—The term “commission merchant” means any person engaged in the business of receiving in interstate or foreign commerce any agricultural commodity for sale, on commission, or for or on behalf of another, except that no person shall be considered a commission merchant if the only sales of such commodities are for a value less than $10,000,000 per year.

(4) DEALER.—The term “dealer” means any person (excluding agricultural cooperatives) engaged in the business of buying, selling, or marketing agricultural commodities in interstate or foreign commerce, except that no person shall be considered a dealer with respect to sales or marketing of any agricultural commodity of that person’s own raising; and no person shall be considered a dealer if the only sales of such commodities are for a value less than $10,000,000 per year.

(5) INTEGRATOR.—The term “integrator” means an entity that contracts with farmers for grower services to raise chickens or hogs to slaughter size and weight. The integrator owns the chickens or hogs, supplies the feed, slaughters, and further processes the poultry or pork.

(6) PROCESSOR.—The term “processor” means any person (excluding agricultural cooperatives) engaged in the business of handling, preparing, or manufacturing (including slaughtering and food and beverage manufacturing) of an agricultural commodity, or the products of such agricultural commodity, for sale or marketing for human consumption, except that no person shall be considered a processor if the only sales of such products are for a value less than $10,000,000 per year.

(7) RETAILER.—The term “retailer” means any person (excluding agricultural cooperatives) licensed as a retailer under the Perishable Agriculture Commodities Act of 1930 (7 U.S.C. 499a(b)), except that no person shall be considered a retailer if the only sales of such products are for a value less than $10,000 per year.

Section 4: Moratorium on large agribusiness, food and beverage manufacturing, and grocery retail mergers.

(a) In general.—

(1) Until the date referred to in paragraph (2) and except as provided in subsection (b)—

(A) no dealer, processor, commission merchant, agricultural input supplier, broker, or operator of a warehouse of agricultural commodities or retailer with annual net sales or total assets of more than $160,000,000 shall merge or acquire, directly or indirectly, any voting securities or assets of any other dealer, processor, commission merchant, agricultural input supplier, broker, or operator of a warehouse of agricultural commodities or retailer with annual net sales or total assets of more than $16,000,000; and

(B) no dealer, processor, commission merchant, agricultural input supplier, broker, or operator of a warehouse of agricultural commodities or retailer with annual net sales or total assets of more than $16,000,000 shall merge or acquire, directly or indirectly, any voting securities or assets of any other dealer, processor, commission merchant, agricultural input supplier, broker, or operator of a warehouse of agricultural commodities or retailer with annual net sales or total assets of more than $160,000,000 if the acquiring person would hold—

(i) 15 percent or more of the voting securities or assets of the acquired person; or

(ii) an aggregate total amount of the voting securities and assets of the acquired person in excess of $15,000,000.

(2) DATE.—The date referred to in this paragraph is the earlier of—

(A) the effective date of comprehensive legislation—

(i) addressing the problem of market concentration in the food and agricultural sector; and

(ii) containing a section stating that the legislation is comprehensive legislation as provided in section 101 of the Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review Act of 2018; or

(B) the date that is 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act.

(b) Exemptions.—The classes of transactions described in section 7A(c) of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. 18a(c)) are exempt from subsection (a).

(c) Avoidance.—Any transaction or other device entered into or employed for the purpose of avoiding the moratorium contained in subsection (a) shall be disregarded, and the application of the moratorium shall be determined by applying subsection (a) to the substance of the transaction.

Section 5: Establishment of Commission.

(a) Establishment.—There is established a commission to be known as the Food and Agriculture Concentration and Market Power Review Commission (hereafter in this title referred to as the “Commission”).

(b) Purposes.—The purpose of the Commission is to—

(1) study the nature and consequences of concentration in America’s food and agricultural economy; and

(2) make recommendations on how to change underlying antitrust laws and other Federal laws and regulations to keep a fair and competitive agriculture marketplace for family farmers, other small and medium sized agriculture producers, generally, and the communities of which they are a part.

(c) Membership of Commission.—

(1) COMPOSITION.—The Commission (non-playable) shall be composed of 12 members as follows:

(A) Three persons, one of whom shall be a person currently engaged in farming or ranching, shall be appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate upon the recommendation of the Majority Leader of the Senate, after consultation with the Chairs of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and of the Committee on the Judiciary.

(B) Three persons, one of whom shall be a person currently engaged in farming or ranching, shall be appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate upon the recommendation of the Minority Leader of the Senate, after consultation with the ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and of the Committee on the Judiciary.

(C) Three persons, one of whom shall be a person currently engaged in farming or ranching, shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, after consultation with the Chairs of the Committee on Agriculture and of the Committee on the Judiciary.

(D) Three persons, one of whom shall be a person currently engaged in farming or ranching, shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, after consultation with the ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture and of the Committee on the Judiciary.

(2) QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS.—

(A) APPOINTMENTS.—Persons who are appointed under paragraph (1) shall be persons who—

(i) have experience in farming or ranching, expertise in agricultural economics and antitrust, or have other pertinent qualifications or experience relating to agriculture and food and agriculture industries; and

(ii) are not officers or employees of the United States.

(B) OTHER CONSIDERATION.—In appointing Commission members, every effort shall be made to ensure that the members—

(i) are representative of a broad cross sector of agriculture and antitrust perspectives within the United States; and

(ii) provide fresh insights to analyzing the causes and impacts of concentration in agriculture industries and sectors.

(d) Period of appointment; vacancies.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Members shall be appointed not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act and the appointment shall be for the life of the Commission.

(2) VACANCIES.—Any vacancy in the Commission shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

(e) Initial meeting.—Not later than 30 days after the date on which all members of the Commission have been appointed, the Commission shall hold its first meeting.

(f) Meetings.—The Commission shall meet at the call of the Chairperson.

(g) Chairperson and vice Chairperson.—The members of the Commission shall elect a chairperson and vice chairperson from among the members of the Commission.

(h) Quorum.—A majority of the members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

(i) Voting.—Each member of the Commission shall be entitled to 1 vote, which shall be equal to the vote of every other member of the Commission.

Section 6: Duties of the Commission.

(a) In general.—The Commission shall be responsible for examining the nature, the causes, and consequences of concentration in America’s agricultural economy in the broadest possible terms.

(b) Issues To be addressed.—The study shall include an examination of the following matters:

(1) The nature and extent of concentration in the food and agricultural sector, including food production, manufacturing, transportation, processing, distribution, marketing, retailing, and farm inputs such as machinery, fertilizer, and seeds.

(2) Current trends in concentration of the food and agricultural sector and what this sector is likely to look like in the near and longer term future.

(3) The effects of rising concentration on suppliers and farmers, including independent and contract farmers, with respect to—

(A) competition in markets for their products and services;

(B) income and benefit levels;

(C) income distribution;

(D) income volatility; and

(E) other material benefits.

(4) The impacts of this concentration upon rural communities, rural economic development, and the natural environment.

(5) The impacts of concentration in the seed industry on genetic diversity in farm fields and any related impacts on food security.

(6) The impacts of this concentration upon food shoppers, including the reasons that low farm prices have not resulted in corresponding drops in supermarket prices.

(7) Whether farming is approaching a scale that is larger than necessary from the standpoint of productivity.

(Cool The effect of current laws and administrative practices in supporting and encouraging this concentration.

(9) Whether the existing antitrust laws provide adequate safeguards against, and remedies for, the impacts of concentration upon family farms, the communities they comprise, and the food shoppers of this Nation.

(10) Accurate and reliable data on the national and international markets shares of multinational agribusinesses, and the portion of their sales attributable to exports.

(11) Barriers that inhibit entry of new competitors into markets for the processing of agricultural commodities, such as the meat packing industry.

(12) The extent to which developments, such as packer ownership of livestock, formula pricing, marketing agreements, production contracting, forward contracting, and vertical integration tend to give processors, agribusinesses, integrators, and other buyers of agricultural commodities additional market power over farmers and suppliers in local markets.

(13) Such related matters as the Commission determines to be important.


Section 7: Powers of Commission.

(a) Hearings.—The Commission may hold such hearings, sit and act at such times and places, take such testimony, and receive such evidence as the Commission may find advisable to fulfill the requirements of this title. The Commission shall hold at least one or more hearings in Washington, DC, and four in different agriculture regions of the United States.

(b) Information from Federal agencies.—The Commission may secure directly from any Federal department or agency such information as the Commission considers necessary to carry out the provisions of this title. Upon request of the Chairperson of the Commission, the head of such department or agency shall furnish such information to the Commission.

(c) Postal services.—The Commission may use the United States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as other departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Section 8: Commission personnel matters.

(a) Compensation of members.—Each member of the Commission shall be compensated at a rate equal to the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay prescribed for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, for each day (including travel time) during which such member is engaged in the performance of the duties of the Commission.

(b) Travel expenses.—The members of the Commission shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at rates authorized for employees of agencies under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Commission.

(c) Staff.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Chairperson of the Commission may, without regard to the civil service laws and regulations, appoint and terminate an executive director and such other additional personnel as may be necessary to enable the Commission to perform its duties. The employment of an executive director shall be subject to confirmation by the Commission.

(2) COMPENSATION.—The Chairperson of the Commission may fix the compensation of the executive director and other personnel without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5, United States Code, relating to classification of positions and General Schedule pay rates, except that the rate of pay for the executive director and other personnel may not exceed the rate payable for level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of such title.

(d) Detail of government employees.—Any Federal Government employee shall be detailed to the Commission without reimbursement, and such detail shall be without interruption or loss of civil service status or privilege.

(e) Procurement of temporary and intermittent services.—The Chairperson of the Commission may procure temporary and intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, at rates for individuals which do not exceed the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay prescribed for level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of such title.

Section 9: Authorization of appropriations.

There are authorized to be appropriated $2,500,000 annually to the Commission as required by this title to carry out the provisions of this title.
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A BILL

To ensure high-income earners pay a fair share of Federal taxes.

Section 1: Short title

This Act may be cited as the “Buffet Rule Act of 2019”.

Section 2: Text

(a) In general.—Subchapter A of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new part:

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“PART VIII—Fair Share Tax on High-Income Taxpayers

“Sec. 59B. Fair share tax.

“SEC. 59B. Fair share tax.

“(a) General rule.—

“(1) PHASE-IN OF TAX.—In the case of any high-income taxpayer, there is hereby imposed for a taxable year (in addition to any other tax imposed by this subtitle) a tax equal to the product of— the amount determined under paragraph (2), and a fraction (not to exceed 1)—of  the taxpayer's adjusted gross income, over the dollar amount in effect under subsection (c)(1).

“(2) AMOUNT OF TAX.—The amount of tax determined under this paragraph is an amount equal to the excess (if any) of the tentative fair share tax for the taxable year, over

“(A) the excess of—

“(i) the sum of—

“(I) the regular tax liability (as defined in section 26(b)) for the taxable year, determined without regard to any tax liability determined under this section,

“(II) the tax imposed by section 55 for the taxable year, plus

“(III) the payroll tax for the taxable year, over

“(ii) the credits allowable under part IV of subchapter A (other than sections 27(a), 31, and 34).

“(b) Tentative fair share tax.—For purposes of this section—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—The tentative fair share tax for the taxable year is 30 percent of the excess of—

“(A) the adjusted gross income of the taxpayer, over

“(B) the modified charitable contribution deduction for the taxable year.

“(2) MODIFIED CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION DEDUCTION.—For purposes of paragraph (1)—

“(A) IN GENERAL.—The modified charitable contribution deduction for any taxable year is an amount equal to the amount which bears the same ratio to the deduction allowable under section 170 (section 642(c) in the case of a trust or estate) for such taxable year as—

“(i) the amount of itemized deductions allowable under the regular tax (as defined in section 55) for such taxable year, determined after the application of section 68, bears to

“(ii) such amount, determined before the application of section 68.

“(B) TAXPAYER MUST ITEMIZE.—In the case of any individual who does not elect to itemize deductions for the taxable year, the modified charitable contribution deduction shall be zero.

“(c) High-Income taxpayer.—For purposes of this section—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—The term ‘high-income taxpayer’ means, with respect to any taxable year, any taxpayer (other than a corporation) with an adjusted gross income for such taxable year in excess of $1,000,000 (50 percent of such amount in the case of a married individual who files a separate return).

“(2) INFLATION ADJUSTMENT.—

“(A) IN GENERAL.—In the case of a taxable year beginning after 2020, the $1,000,000 amount under paragraph (1) shall be increased by an amount equal to— such dollar amount, multiplied by the cost-of-living adjustment determined under section 1(f)(3) for the calendar year in which the taxable year begins, determined by substituting ‘calendar year 2019’ for ‘calendar year 2016’ in subparagraph (A)(ii) thereof.

“(B) ROUNDING.—If any amount as adjusted under subparagraph (A) is not a multiple of $10,000, such amount shall be rounded to the next lowest multiple of $10,000.

“(d) Payroll tax.—For purposes of this section, the payroll tax for any taxable year is an amount equal to the excess of the taxes imposed on the taxpayer under sections 1401, 1411, 3101, 3201, and 3211(a) (to the extent such tax is attributable to the rate of tax in effect under section 3101) with respect to such taxable year or wages or compensation received during such taxable year, over the deduction allowable under section 164(f) for such taxable year.

“(e) Special rule for estates and trusts.—For purposes of this section, in the case of an estate or trust, adjusted gross income shall be computed in the manner described in section 67(e).

“(f) Not treated as tax imposed by this chapter for certain purposes.—The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax imposed by this chapter for purposes of determining the amount of any credit under this chapter (other than the credit allowed under section 27(a)) or for purposes of section 55.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of parts for subchapter A of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new item:
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(c) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2019.
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« Reply #519 on: July 27, 2019, 11:50:07 PM »
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Assuring Nonviolent Treatment by Interfering with Fascist Authorities Act

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Be it resolved in the Atlasian Congress Assembled,

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SECTION 1. TITLE

1. This Act may be cited as the "Assuring Nonviolent Treatment by Interfering with Fascist Authorities Act”, or, alternatively, the "ANTIFA Act".

SECTION 2. PROTECTING FREE SPEECH RIGHTS

1. Regions and localities may not require permits or fees for protests occurring in public spaces, as the right to freely assemble is protected by the Constitution of Atlasia.
2. Therefore, people may freely assemble in any public place for any reason.
3. Police may only interfere with protests or arrest protesters if it can be reasonably determined that the protesters in question committed violent acts.
4. Mass arrests of non violent protesters due to violent actions of one or more in the group are prohibited.
5. Police may not use tear gas, pepper spray, or similar substances in attempts to contain protests.
6. Police may not fire rubber bullets in attempts to contain protests.
7. While protesters may request police protection, police may not block protesters from going to certain areas.
8. Colleges and universities may not block protests or assemblies from taking place on their campus, or punish students for protesting or otherwise exercising their rights to free speech on campus.
9. Employees, including teachers, may not be fired or otherwise punished for participating in strikes or pickets.

SECTION 3. SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
1. No special penalties may be applied for vandalism or other crimes occurring near oil or natural gas pipelines, drills, or equipment.
2. No criminal penalties may be applied for planning or engaging in protests designed to block construction of oil or natural gas pipelines, buildings, or other man-made structures, or to block demolition of said structures, or to block roadways or waterways.
3. No special penalties may be applied for crimes committed while wearing a disguise, including a mask or other facial covering.
4. Protesters may not be held liable for costs of police response to protests.

SECTION 4. AMENDMENTS
1. F.L. 13-26, the Not All Pig Roasts Are A Good Idea Act, is amended to strike out the following:
a. "kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, or an" from subsection b, eliminating the possibility of life imprisonment for kidnapping a law enforcement officer.
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« Reply #520 on: August 06, 2019, 02:19:06 PM »

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Operation Appropriations Freedom Resolution

To repeal the Paygo rule and allow more flexibility in the appropriation of funding in bills.

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Section 1.

Article 2 of the House of the Representatives Rules and Procedures for Operation shall be amended by striking section 7 with succeeding sections renumbered accordingly.


I request to co-sponsor the bill.
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« Reply #521 on: August 10, 2019, 04:57:58 PM »

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A BILL
To amend the Clayton Act to modify the standard for an unlawful acquisition.

Section 1: Short title

This Act may be cited as the “Consolidation Prevention Act of 2019”.

Section 2: Unlawful aquistions

Section 7 of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. 18) is amended—

(1) in the first and second undesignated paragraphs, by striking “substantially” each place that term appears and inserting “materially”;

(2) by inserting “or a monopsony” after “monopoly” each place that term appears; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

“ In a case brought by the United States, the Federal Trade Commission, or a State attorney general, a court shall determine that the effect of an acquisition described in this section may be materially to lessen competition or create a monopoly or a monopsony if—

“(1) the acquisition would lead to a significant increase in market concentration in any line of commerce or in any activity affecting commerce in any section of the country; or

“(2) (A) the acquisition is not a transaction that is described in section 7A(c); and

“(B) (i) as a result of such acquisition, the acquiring person would hold an aggregate total amount of the voting securities and assets of the acquired person in excess of $5,000,000,000 (as adjusted and published for each fiscal year beginning after September 30, 2020, in the same manner as provided in section 8(a)(5) to reflect the percentage change in the gross national product for such fiscal year compared to the gross national product for the year ending September 30, 2019); or

“(ii) (I) the person acquiring or the person being acquired has assets, net annual sales, or a market capitalization greater than $100,000,000,000 (as so adjusted and published); and

“(II) as a result of such acquisition, the acquiring person would hold an aggregate total amount of the voting securities and assets of the acquired person in excess of $50,000,000 (as so adjusted and published),
unless the acquiring and acquired person establish, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the effect of the acquisition will not be to tend to materially lessen competition or tend to create a monopoly or a monopsony. In this paragraph, the term ‘materially lessen competition’ means more than a de minimis amount.”.

Section 3: Post-settlement data.

Section 7A of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. 18a) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(l) (1) Each person who enters into an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission or Atlasia to resolve a proceeding brought under the antitrust laws or under the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 41 et seq.) regarding an acquisition with respect to which notification is required under this section shall, on an annual basis during the 5-year period beginning on the date on which the agreement is entered into, submit to the Federal Trade Commission or the Assistant Attorney General, as applicable, information sufficient for the Federal Trade Commission or Atlasia, as applicable, to assess the competitive impact of the acquisition, including—

“(A) the pricing, availability, and quality of any product or service, or inputs thereto, in any market, that was covered by the agreement;

“(B) the source, and the resulting magnitude and extent, of any cost-saving efficiencies or any consumer benefits that were claimed as a benefit of the acquisition and the extent to which any cost savings were passed on to consumers; and

“(C) the effectiveness of any divestitures or any conditions placed on the acquisition in preventing or mitigating harm to competition.

“(2) The requirement to provide the information described in paragraph (1) shall be included in an agreement described in that paragraph.

“(3) The Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Assistant Attorney General, by rule in accordance with section 553 of title 5, United States Code, and consistent with the purposes of this section—

“(A) shall require that the information described in paragraph (1) be in such form and contain such documentary material and information relevant to a proposed acquisition as is necessary and appropriate to enable the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General to assess the competitive impact of the acquisition under paragraph (1); and

“(B) may—

“(i) define the terms used in this subsection;

“(ii) exempt, from the requirements of this section, information not relevant in assessing the competitive impact of the acquisition under paragraph (1); and

“(iii) prescribe such other rules as may be necessary and appropriate to carry out the purposes of this section.”

Section 4: Implementation

This law goes into effect on October 1, 2019.
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« Reply #522 on: August 11, 2019, 06:58:23 PM »

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No Child Should Be Allowed To Live in Poverty in Atlasia Act
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A HOUSE BILL
To reduce child poverty
Be it enacted in both Houses of Congress
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Section 1; Title
1. This bill shall be titled the No Child Should Be Allowed To Live In Poverty In Atlasia Act
Section 2; Child Tax Credit Reforms
1. The value of the Child Tax Credit for families with children under 6 years of age is increased to $3,600 per year.
2. The value of the Child Tax Credit for families with children of 6-18 years of age is increased to $2,000 per year.
3. The Child Tax Credit's value shall be indexed to the rate of inflation.
4. The Child Tax Credit's refundability threshold is lowered to $0.
Section 3; Funding
1. Funding for this legislation shall be taken from the Revenue Adjustment Act so that this legislation is revenue neutral.
Section 4; Implementation
1. All changes in this bill shall apply in the first full fiscal year following its passage into law.
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« Reply #523 on: August 11, 2019, 11:53:09 PM »
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Making Atlasia A Little More Great Act

HOUSE BILL

Be it resolved in the Atlasian Congress Assembled,

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SECTION 1. TITLE

1. This Act may be cited as the "Making Atlasia A Little More Great Act".

SECTION 2. MAKING NYMAN EVEN MORE OF A PARADISE

1. F.L. 13-41, the Make Nyman A Paradise Act, is amended by amending section 4, subsection 6 to read as follows:

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No person or persons in the City of Nyman who conduct a yardsale shall be required to obtain a business license or permit. For the purposes of this subsection, a yardsale is defined as an event lasting no more than 3 7 consecutive days during which second hand or pre-owned items are sold by a person or persons who are not regular merchants of the types of items being sold.

2. F.L. 13-41, the Make Nyman A Paradise Act, is amended by amending section 4, subsection 6 to read as follows:

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Any person who lives in housing provided by the City of Nyman, or any agencies or departments thereof, may attach a small religious totem, symbol, or object to the interior or exterior wall or doorframe of their domicile, provided the religious item can be easily removed and causes minimal damage.

3. F.L. 13-41, the Make Nyman A Paradise Act, is amended by amending section 4, subsection 10 to read as follows:
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The City of Nyman is prohibited from charging more than $10 per animal per year for any licensing or registration fee required by the City of Nyman requiring a license to own a cat or dog. Any person in the City of Nyman who owns a dog or cat to assist with day to day activities due to limitations from a physical disability, shall not be charged a licensing or registration fee for that animal by Nyman.

SECTION 3. RESPECTING OUR NEIGH-BORS
1. The Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 is hereby repealed.

SECTION 4. PIRATE PARTY
1. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act is hereby repealed.
2. The Children's Internet Protection Act is hereby repealed.
3. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Copyright Act of 1976 are hereby repealed.
4. The Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005 is hereby repealed.
5. The No Electronic Theft Act is hereby repealed.

SECTION 5. CLONING
1. No person shall clone, or attempt to clone, a human being using human DNA.
2. Should a cloning attempt prove successful, the baby shall be put up for adoption and the offender may be fined up to $50,000.

SECTION 6. JONES ACT REPEAL
1. The regulations on foreign vessels or domestic vessels without a requisite percentage of Atlasian crew members on engaging in cabotage in Atlasia is hereby repealed. 46 U.S.C. § 55102 - 55113, 46 U.S.C. § 55116 - 55122, 46 U.S.C. § 8103, and 46 U.S.C. § 12103 (Jones Act) is hereby repealed.

SECTION 7. SILVER SHABAZZ
1. The mint shall purchase 100,000 troy ounces of silver bullion and commission the minting of 100,000 legal tender, silver, 1 troy oz commemorative one dollar coins, to be sold to the public at $30 per coin.

a. Each coin shall include on the obverse, "Atlasia 2020" and “One Dollar” as well as the name and a sculpting to be approved by the President, of Malcolm X.
b. Each coin shall include on the reverse, " Atlasia 2020" and “One Dollar” as well as the name and a sculpting to be approved by the President, of W.E.B. Du Bois.

SECTION 8. CORRECTING PERICLES' MISTAKES
1. Beginning January 1, 2020, the design of the reverse side of all one-dollar bills produced in 2020 and thereafter shall be changed from the current design by replacing the reverse of the Great Seal with the obverse of the Great Seal.

2. Beginning January 1, 2020, all federal employees who receive more than $20 from the illuminati or Bilderberg Group in a calendar year shall be required to annually disclose such payment. 5 U.S.C. App. 1 shall be amended accordingly.
a. 'The Illuminati' shall be defined as any society that has a direct historical connection, through successor status or by self proclamation, to the Bavarian Illuminati or other such similar schools founded in the 18th century in Europe.
b. 'Bilderberg Group' shall be defined as any organization or any such member of an organization, who has met at the Bilderberg Hotel in Oosterbeck of the Netherlands.

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« Reply #524 on: August 12, 2019, 12:03:47 AM »

Using Slot 18 (version of bill passed by the Senate).

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Space Exploration, Development, and Settlement Act

To further advance space exploration with an expedited Human mission to the moon, building a human inhabited moon research facility on the moon, and a Human mission to Mars.

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Section 1. Short title; definitions

(a) Short tile.—

This Act shall be cited as the “Space Exploration, Development, and Settlement Act” or “SEDDA”.

(b) Definitions.—

(1) For purposes of this Act, the term “NASA” shall mean the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

(2) For purposes of this Act, the term “Administrator” shall mean the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Section 2. Goals

(a) In general.—

The Administrator shall set the following goals for NASA’s human space flight program—

(A) Within 5 years after the date of enactment of this Act, that there be developed a reusable space vehicle capable of carrying humans and necessary equipment for a research facility to the moon and back to Earth, and a successful lunar landing and return with said reusable space vehicle;

(B) Within 10 years after the date of enactment of this Act, that there be established a human inhabited research facility on the moon; and

(C) Within 15 years after the date of enactment of this Act, that there will be a successful Mars landing of a reusable space vehicle capable of carrying humans to Mars and back to Earth.

(b) Contracts.—

The Administrator shall have the full authority to terminate or renegotiate all ongoing contracts with private companies.

(c) Reports.—

The Administrator shall report to Congress and the President the progress made on achieving the goals put forward in subsection A at least once every 90 days.

Section 3. Appropriations

There shall be appropriated to NASA $154,000,000,000, as follows:

(1) Moon mission.—

There shall be $13,000,000,000 appropriated to NASA for research, development, and deployment for the purpose of an expedited Human mission to the moon.

(2) Moon research facility.—

There shall be $41,000,000,000 appropriated to NASA for research, development, and deployment for the purpose of building a human inhabited research facility on the moon.

(3) Mars mission.—

There shall be $100,000,000,000 appropriated to NASA for research, development, and deployment for the purpose of a Human mission to Mars.

Section 4. Implementation

This Act shall take effect immediately after passage.
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