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« Reply #75 on: August 10, 2019, 08:13:25 pm »

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AN ACT
Relating to employment; prohibiting the denial of employment due to the presence of marijuana in a screening test taken by a prospective employee with certain exceptions; authorizing an employee to rebut the results of a screening test under certain  circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

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Section 1: Title & Definitions

1. This legislation may be cited as the Drug Screenings Reform Act.
2. As used in this Act, “screening test” means a test of a person’s blood, urine, hair or saliva to detect the general presence of a controlled substance or any other drug.

Section 2.

Except as otherwise specifically provided by law:

1. It is unlawful for any employer in this Commonwealth to fail or refuse to hire a  prospective employee because the prospective employee submitted to a screening  test  and  the results of the screening test indicate the presence of marijuana.

2. The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply if the prospective employee is applying for a position:

(a) As a firefighter

(b) As an emergency medical technician

(c) That requires an employee to operate a motor vehicle and for which  federal or state law  requires the employee to submit to screening tests; or

(d) That, in the determination of the employer, could adversely affect the safety of others.

Section 3: Exceptions

The provisions of this Act do not apply:

(a) To the extent that they are inconsistent or otherwise in conflict with the provisions of federal law.

(b) To a position of employment funded by a federal grant.

Section 4: Enactment

1. This act becomes effective on January 1, 2020.



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« Reply #76 on: August 12, 2019, 07:42:32 pm »

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AN ACT
To save the Alaskan oil investment fund dividend program

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Section 1: Title

This legislation may be cited as the Alaska Permanent Fund Bailout Act.

Section 2: Appropriation to the Alaska Permanent Fund

In FY2020, $444,000,000.00 shall be appropriated for the Alaska Permanent Fund.




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AN ACT
To prohibit Regional, State, and Local police officers from ordering blood draws from unconscious DUI suspects without a warrant

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Section 1: Title

This legislation may be cited as the Amendment to the Peaceful Streets Act or Mitchell's Law.

Section 2: Requiring a judicial warrant prior to the taking of an unconscious person's blood

Whereas, unconscious persons shall retain their right to bodily autonomy, Section II of the Peaceful Streets Act is hereby amended:

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1.) No Regional, State, or Local law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth shall enter upon the real property of a person to view or record the data on a meter measuring electrical usage, unless the law enforcement officer has the express consent of the real property owner or a person who resides full time at the real property, or unless the law enforcement officer has a lawful warrant issued by a judge or magistrate with appropriate jurisdiction.

2.) No Regional, State, or Local law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth shall implant or attach any device used for the purpose of tracking or recording geographic location via satellite to any person, privately owned vehicle, aircraft, or vessel, or any other privately owned personal property, unless the law enforcement officer has a lawful warrant issued by a judge or magistrate with appropriate jurisdiction.

3.) No Regional, State, or Local law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth shall use unmanned drones for the purpose of tracking a person or a privately owned vehicle, aircraft, or vessel, unless the law enforcement officer has a lawful warrant issued by a judge or magistrate with appropriate jurisdiction, or if there is probable cause that the person, vehicle, aircraft, or vessel is fleeing from the location of recently committed crime.

4.) No Regional, State, or Local law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth shall detain or arrest any person for the mere filming of a law enforcement officer in a public place, unless the person filming physically obstructs the law enforcement officer from exercising their lawful duties.

5.) No Regional, State, or Local law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth shall detain or arrest any person for the mere utterance of lawful speech or gesturing of the hands or tongue. For the purposes of this sub-section, the extension of a person's middle finger shall not constitute obscenity.

6.) No blood drawn from an unconscious person shall be usable as evidence to incriminate such person, unless the collection of that blood be pursuant to a lawful warrant issued by a federal judge or magistrate with appropriate jurisdiction.

6.) 7.) Any person in the Commonwealth who injures or kills a law enforcement officer, shall not be prohibited from raising the affirmative defenses of self-defense or defense of others, provided it is first determined, by clear and convincing evidence that the law enforcement officer was knowingly acting in an unlawful manner, or if it is first determined beyond a reasonable doubt that the law enforcement officer did not identify his or herself as a law enforcement officer, and the person being charged did not believe that the person injured or killed was a law enforcement officer at the time.

7.) 8.) The surviving spouse of any Regional, State, or Local law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth who is killed in the line of duty shall be presented with a folded flag of the Commonwealth of Fremont. If the slain officer does not have a living spouse, the flag shall be presented to the officer's next of kin.

8.) 9.) It is the position of the Commonwealth of Fremont that all localities in the Commonwealth should grant a one-year exemption from property taxes to any surviving spouse of any Regional, State, or Local law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth who is killed in the line of duty.

9.) 10.) No uniformed law enforcement officer in the Commonweath shall conceal their badge while on duty nor raise the hood of a police vehicle during a traffic stop for the purpose of blocking a dashboard camera.



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« Reply #77 on: August 14, 2019, 10:37:41 pm »

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AN ACT
To prohibit discrimination against religious attire

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Section 1: Title

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

Section 2: Text

1. It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any employer, or an employee or agent thereof, to impose upon a person as a condition of obtaining or retaining employment, including opportunities for promotion, advancement or transfers, any terms or conditions that would require such person to violate or forego a practice of his or her religion, including but not limited to the observation of any particular day or days or any portion thereof as a sabbath or other holy day in accordance with the requirements of his or her religion or the wearing of any attire, clothing, facial hair, or religious jewelry, in accordance with the requirements of their religion, unless, after engaging in a bona fide effort, the employer demonstrates that it is unable to reasonably accommodate the employee's or prospective employee's religious observance or practice without undue hardship on the conduct of the employer's business.

2. It shall be unlawful for any State or locality to adopt or enforce legislation banning the wearing of any religious attire, including but not limited to burqas, niqabs, or hijabs.

Section 3: Enactment

This law shall go into effect sixty days upon enactment.



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« Reply #78 on: August 27, 2019, 08:10:56 pm »

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AN ACT
to protect the rights of electors

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Section 1 (Title)
i. The title of this Act shall be, the "Ballot Succession Act." It may be cited as the "BSA."

Section 2 (Successor ballot)
i. In the event a ballot cast in an election administered by the Commonwealth of Frémont by an otherwise-eligible elector thereof should be deleted by a Moderator or Administrator of the Atlas Forum in the course of the election, the said elector shall be permitted a second ballot, to be considered the legal successor to the deleted ballot.
ii. The term, "edit," in Article V§2 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Frémont shall not be taken to refer to the deletion of a ballot by someone other than the elector who originally cast it.



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« Reply #79 on: September 01, 2019, 09:58:33 pm »

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AN ACT
To reform eminent domain

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Section 1: Title

This legislation may be cited as the Frémont Eminent Domain Reform Act.

Section 2: Just compensation, prohibition on private transfer of ownership to new private individuals

1. Just compensation shall be no less than the value of the property taken, lost profits and lost access, and damages to the residue caused by the taking.

2. Lost profits and Lost Access shall be determined by a panel of 3 federal judges in the Circuit Court of Appeals district in which the lawsuit has been filed. The burden of disproving the claimed losses shall be on the condemner.

3. Public use shall not include being used solely for private enterprise, job creation, tax revenue generation, or economic development. A public service company, public service corporation, or railroad exercises the power of eminent domain for public use when such exercise is for the authorized provision of utility, common carrier, or railroad services.

Section 3: When condemnation allowed

1. The Government of the Commonwealth of Frémont is hereby prohibited from taking private property through condemnation, unless that government offers just compensation and the property being taken is needed for public use.



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« Reply #80 on: September 09, 2019, 08:34:44 am »

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AN ACT
to stop robbing the poor to feed the rich
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Section 1 (Title & definitions)
i. The title of this Act shall be, the "Poor Tax Abolition Act." It may be cited as "PTAA."
ii. "Lottery" in this legislation shall refer to the practice of selling numbered tickets and awarding prizes to holders of numbers drawn at random, as well as to all other schemes wherein cards or tickets are sold and prizes are awarded to some holders.

Section 2 (Abolition of the lottery)
i. No state or other jurisdiction of Frémont shall operate or draw revenue from a lottery.
ii. All existing state and municipal lotteries are hereby disbanded.

Section 3 (Precluding complicity)
i. No revenue generated by a lottery shall be paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth.

Section 4 (Implementation)
i. This legislation shall take effect with the Fiscal Year of 2020.



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« Reply #81 on: September 15, 2019, 09:53:31 pm »

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AN ACT
to ensure honest wages for honest work

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Section 1 (Title)
i. The title of this Act shall be, the "Victims of Wage Theft Legal Expense Act." It may be cited as the "Expense Act."

Section 2 (Responsibility for paying expenses in wage theft cases)
i. In cases of alleged wage theft, where a court of this Commonwealth, or a jurisdiction thereof, should find an employer (hereafter "the defendant") withheld earned wages from an employee (hereafter "the plaintiff"), the defendant shall be responsible for all legal fees incurred by the plaintiff in the course of the case.

ii. It shall be unlawful for any employer who has been subject to complaints of withheld wages to retaliate against the plaintiff by means of job termination or wage deduction.



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« Reply #82 on: September 18, 2019, 09:01:52 pm »

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AN ACT
To establish minimum space requirements based on square feet for calves raised for veal, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens, as well as to ban the sale of veal from calves, pork from breeding pigs, and eggs from hens when the animals are confined to areas below minimum square-feet requirements.

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Section 1: Title

This legislation may be cited as the Farm Animal Confinement Standards Act.

Section 2: Definitions

For the purposes of this legislation, the following terms have the following meanings:

(a) “Breeding pig” means any female pig of the porcine species kept for the purpose of commercial breeding, who is 6 months or older or pregnant.

(b) “Business owner or operator” means any person who owns or controls the operations of a business.

(c) “Cage-free housing system” means an indoor or outdoor controlled environment for egg-laying hens within which hens are free to roam unrestricted; are provided enrichments that allow them to exhibit natural behaviors, including, at a minimum, scratch areas, perches, nest boxes, and dust bathing areas; and within which farm employees can provide care while standing within the hens’ usable floor space.  Cage-free housing systems include, to the extent they comply with the requirements of this subsection:

(1) “Multi-tiered aviaries” in which hens have access to multiple elevated platforms that provide hens with usable floor space both on top of and underneath the platforms;

(2) “Partially-slatted systems” in which hens have access to elevated flat platforms under which manure drops through the flooring to a pit or litter removal belt below;

(3) “Single-level all litter floor systems” bedded with litter, and in which hens have limited or no access to elevated flat platforms; and

(4) Any future systems that will comply with the requirements of this subsection.

(a)(d) “Calf raised for veal” means any calf of the bovine species kept for the purpose of producing the food product described as veal

(e) “Confined in a cruel manner” means any one of the following acts:

(1) Confining a covered animal in a manner that prevents the animal from lying down, standing up, fully extending the animal’s limbs, or turning around freely; or

(2) After December 31, 2020, confining a calf raised for veal with less than 43 square feet of usable floor space per calf; or

(3) After December 31, 2022, confining a breeding pig with less than 24 square feet of usable floor space per pig; or

(4) After December 31, 2020, confining an egg-laying hen with less than 144 square inches of usable floor space per hen.

(b)(f) “Covered animal” means any pig during pregnancy, calf raised for veal, breeding pig, or egg-laying hen who is kept on a farm.

(c)(g) “Egg-laying hen” means any female domesticated chicken, turkey, duck, goose, or guinea fowl kept for the purpose of egg production.

(d)(h) “Enclosure” means any cage, crate, or other a structure (including what is commonly described as a “gestation crate” for pigs; a “veal crate” for calves; or a “battery cage” for egg laying hens) used to confine a covered animal or animals.

(e)(i) “Farm” means the land, building, support facilities, and other equipment that are wholly or partially used for the commercial production of animals or animal products used for food or fiber; and does not include live animal markets, establishments at which mandatory inspection is provided under state or federal law, or official plants at which mandatory inspection is maintained under local or federal law.

(j) “Farm owner or operator” means any person who owns or controls the operations of a farm.

(f)(k) “Fully extending his or her the animal’s limbs” means fully extending all limbs without touching the side of an enclosure, including, in the case of egg-laying hens, fully spreading both wings without touching the side of an enclosure or other egg laying hens or another animal.

(l) “Liquid eggs” means eggs of an egg-laying hen broken from the shells, intended for human food, with the yolks and whites in their natural proportions, or with the yolks and whites separated, mixed, or mixed and strained. Liquid eggs do not include combination food products (including pancake mixes, cake mixes, cookies, pizzas, cookie dough, ice cream, or similar processed or prepared food products) that are comprised of more than liquid eggs, sugar, salt, water, seasoning, coloring, flavoring, preservatives, stabilizers, and similar food additives.

(g)(m) “Person” means any individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, limited liability company, corporation, estate, trust, receiver, or syndicate.

(h) “Pig during pregnancy” means any pregnant pig of the porcine species kept for the primary purpose of breeding.

(n) “Pork meat” means meat of a pig of the porcine species, intended for use as human food.

(o) “Sale” means a commercial sale by a business that sells any item covered by this chapter, but does not include any sale undertaken at an establishment at which mandatory inspection is provided under federal or local law, or any sale undertaken at an official plant at which mandatory inspection is maintained under the federal or local law.  For purposes of this section, a sale shall be deemed to occur at the location where the buyer takes physical possession of an item.

(p) “Shell egg” means a whole egg of an egg-laying hen in its shell form, intended for use as human food.

(i)(q) “Turning around freely” means turning in a complete circle without any impediment, including a tether, and without touching the side of an enclosure or another animal.

(r) “Uncooked” means requiring cooking prior to human consumption.

(s) “Usable floor space” means the total square footage of floor space provided to each covered animal, as calculated by dividing the total square footage of floor space provided to the animals in an enclosure by the number of animals in that enclosure. In the case of egg-laying hens, “usable floor space” shall include both ground space and elevated level flat platforms upon which hens can roost, but shall not include perches or ramps.

(t) “Veal meat” means meat, as defined of a calf raised for veal intended for use as human food.

(u) “Whole pork meat” means any uncooked cut of pork (including bacon, ham, chop, ribs, riblet, loin, shank, leg, roast, brisket, steak, sirloin or cutlet) that is comprised entirely of pork meat, except for seasoning, curing agents, coloring, flavoring, preservatives and similar meat additives.  Whole pork meat does not include combination food products (including soups, sandwiches, pizzas, hot dogs, or similar processed or prepared food products) that are comprised of more than pork meat, seasoning, curing agents, coloring, flavoring, preservatives, and similar meat additives.

(v) “Whole veal meat” means any uncooked cut of veal (including chop, ribs, riblet, loin, shank, leg, roast, brisket, steak, sirloin or cutlet) that is comprised entirely of veal meat, except for seasoning, curing agents, coloring, flavoring, preservatives, and similar meat additives. Whole veal meat does not include combination food products (including soups, sandwiches, pizzas, hot dogs, or similar processed or prepared food products) that are comprised of more than veal meat, seasoning, curing agents, coloring, flavoring, preservatives and similar meat additives.

Section 3: Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals

1. A farm owner or operator in the Commonwealth of Frémont shall not knowingly cause any covered animal to be confined in a cruel manner, for all or the majority of any day, in a manner that prevents such animal from:

(a) Lying down, standing up, and fully extending his or her limbs; and
(b) Turning around freely

2. A business owner or operator shall not knowingly engage in the sale within the Commonwealth of Frémont of any:

(1) Whole veal meat that the business owner or operator knows or should know is the meat of a covered animal who was confined in a cruel manner.

(2) Whole pork meat that the business owner or operator knows or should know is the meat of a covered animal who was confined in a cruel manner, or is the meat of immediate offspring of a covered animal who was confined in a cruel manner.

(3) Shell egg that the business owner or operator knows or should know is the product of a covered animal who was confined in a cruel manner.

(4) Liquid eggs that the business owner or operator knows or should know are the product of a covered animal who was confined in a cruel manner.

Section 4: Exceptions

Section 3 shall not apply:

(a) During scientific or agricultural medical research.

(b) During examination, testing, individual treatment or operation for veterinary purposes.

(c) During transportation.

(d) During rodeo exhibitions, state or county fair exhibitions, 4-H programs, and similar exhibitions.

(e) During the slaughter of a covered animal in accordance with federal and local agricultural code, relating to humane methods of slaughter, and other applicable law and regulations.

(f) To a breeding pig during the seven five (5) day period prior to the breeding pig's expected date of giving birth, and any day that the breeding pig is nursing piglets.

(g) During temporary periods for animal husbandry purposes for no more than six (6) hours in any twenty-four (24) hour period, and no more than twenty-four (24) hours total in any thirty (30) day period.

Section 5: Penalties for noncompliance

1. The Frémont Department of Agriculture shall jointly promulgate rules and regulations for the implementation of this Act by September 1, 2020.

(b) Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed 180 days or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(c) The provisions of this chapter relating to cruel confinement of covered animals and sale of products shall supersede any conflicting regulations.

2. It shall be a defense to any action to enforce section 3 of this law that a business owner or operator relied in good faith upon a written certification by the supplier that the whole veal meat, whole pork meat, shell eggs, or liquid eggs at issue was not derived from a covered animal who was confined in a cruel manner, or from the immediate offspring of a breeding pig who was confined in a cruel manner.



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« Reply #83 on: September 23, 2019, 09:07:09 pm »

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AN ACT
To require the spaying/neutering of dogs and cats.

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Section 1: Title

This legislation may be cited as the Bob Barker Act.

Section 2: Spaying and neutering of animals

1. Beginning January 1, 2020, dogs and cats who are bought or rescued as pets must be spayed or neutered within four months from the time of adoption.  Extensions may be approved up to six months, provided that affected dog and cat owners present a letter from a veterinarian explaining why the animal could not be spayed or neutered in the allotted time frame.

2. Pet owners, with the exception of breeders, who fail to spay or neuter their adopted/rescued cat or dog within the allotted time frame shall receive information on local subsidized sterilization services and be given an additional 60 days to comply.  Failure to comply after the 60 days shall be penalized by a $100 fine or an order to serve eight hours of community service.  A subsequent offense shall result in either a $500 fine or 40 hours of community service.



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« Reply #84 on: October 09, 2019, 10:58:35 pm »

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AN ACT
to establish democracy throughout the Commonwealth

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Section 1 (Title)
i. The long title of this Act shall be, the "Constituency Democratization Act." It may be cited as the "Democratization Act" or as "CDA."

Section 2 (Minimum age requirements)
i. Henceforward, every citizen of Frémont not disenfranchised as the result of a ruling by a federal court shall be eligible for election to any state or municipal office for which they are qualified to vote, regardless of age.

Section 3 (Voting rights for resident nationals)
i. Henceforward, every legal resident of Frémont at least sixteen years of age shall be eligible to vote in all municipal elections in which they would be eligible to participate if they were a citizen.

Section 4 (Abolition of gerrymandering)
i. In every state and municipal jurisdiction of Frémont where the members of the legislature thereof shall be chosen from districts or similar constituencies, the responsibility to draw and revise the boundaries of the said constituencies shall belong to an redistricting commission.
ii. In the case of the former, the commission shall be composed of two representatives of every party which shall have received at least 10% of the vote in the last election for governor of that state, and led by an independent chair appointed by the first minister of Frémont.
iii. In the case of the latter, the commission shall be composed of two representatives of every party which shall have received at least 10% of the vote in the last mayoral or county executive election in that jurisdiction, and led by an independent chair appointed by the governor of the state.
iv. In all cases, the constituency map shall take effect with the affirmative votes of a majority of the members of the commission.



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« Reply #85 on: October 16, 2019, 12:38:03 pm »

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AN ACT
to address rising inequality in wages

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Section 1 (Title & definitions)
i. The title of this Act shall be, the "Workers' Just Compensation Act of 2019." It may be cited as the "WJCA."
ii. As it appears in this legislation, "non-exempt company" shall refer to any proprietorship, partnership, or corporation which employs persons to do work in Frémont in a given fiscal year.
iii. As it appears in this legislation, "employee" shall refer to any person employed by a non-exempt company to do work in Frémont in a given fiscal year.

Section 2 (Minimum share of net profits paid as wages)
i. No less than 60% of the net profits of any non-exempt company shall be budgeted annually for the payment of salaries to its employees.

Section 3 (Addressing wage inequality)
i. No employee of a non-exempt company shall earn a monthly salary equal to more than 300% of the lowest monthly salary paid by that company.

Section 4 (Implementation)
i. This Act shall take effect on the first day of the 2021 fiscal year.



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