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« Reply #175 on: May 07, 2022, 02:44:27 PM »

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VIOLENCE ISN’T FREE SPEECH ACT

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1. It is hereby a felony punishable by no more than five (5) years imprisonment and a fine of no more than $10,000.00 to engage in terroristic intimidation in the Southern Region. Terroristic intimidation shall be defined as:

   A. Any person who, with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons, burns an object, including but not limited to a cross or an effigy, on the private property of another without permission;

   B. Any person who, with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons, burns an object, including but not limited to a cross or an effigy, on a highway or other public place in a manner having a direct tendency to place another person in reasonable fear or apprehension of death or bodily injury;

   C. Any person who, with the intent of intimidating another person or group of persons, places or causes to be placed a swastika or the hammer and sickle on the private property of another without permission;

   D. Any person who, with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons, displays a noose, pike, or guillotine on the private property of another without permission;

   E. Any person who, with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons, displays a noose, pike, or guillotine on a highway or other public place in a manner having a direct tendency to place another person in reasonable fear or apprehension of death or bodily injury; or

   F. Any person who, with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons, calls in a bomb threat at or physically disrupts, interrupts, or blockades a governmental meeting or proceeding, a meeting or event open to the public, a private meeting or event, or a religious service, or who assaults, batters, or threatens attendees thereat.

2. This act shall take effect on July 1, 2022.
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« Reply #176 on: May 07, 2022, 03:33:06 PM »

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OK GROOMER ACT


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1. The Southern Region hereby establishes a certification board for the purpose of educating, inspecting, and certifying animal grooming services.

2. Any animal groomer in the Southern Region may take an approved course on animal grooming best practices conducted by the certification board. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the animal groomer shall be issued an OK Groomer certificate by the board and shall be entitled to display their certificate and advertise themselves as an OK Groomer.

3. All activities conducted by the certification board shall be funded by user fees by applicants.

4. Nothing in this act shall be interpreted as requiring an animal groomer to obtain an OK Groomer Certificate in order to work as an animal groomer in the Southern Region.

5. This act shall take effect January 1, 2023.
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« Reply #177 on: May 08, 2022, 10:24:57 AM »

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the Southern Region to hereby establish food tax credits and refunds to reduce the burden of inflation upon the Southern citizenry:

SECTION 1. Title and Definition


1. This legislation shall be referred to as the Grocery Tax Rebate and Economic Assistance Act of 2022.

a. Any resident individual who is required to file and who has filed an income tax return shall be allowed a credit against taxes due for the taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse, and each dependent, For tax years 2015 and after 2022 , the credit is one hundred dollars ($100). For tax years 2023 and after, the credit is one hundred twenty dollars ($120). If taxes due are less than the total credit allowed, the taxpayer shall be paid a refund equal to the balance of the unused credit.

SECTION 2. Implementation

1. A resident individual who is not required to file an income tax return and for whom no credit or refund is allowed under any other subsection of this section shall, subject to the limitations of subsections of this section, be entitled to a refund in the amount provided in subsection (1) of this section.

a. Except as provided in subsection of this section, a credit or refund under this section is only available only if the individual for whom a personal exemption is claimed is a resident of the South.

b. In no event shall more than one (1) taxpayer be allowed a credit or refund for the same personal exemption, or under more than one (1) subsection of this section.

c. In the event that a credit or refund is attributable to any individual for whom assistance under the federal food stamp program was received for any month or part of a month during the taxable year for which the credit or refund is claimed, the credit or refund allowed under this section shall be in proportion to the number of months of the year in which no assistance was received.

d. In the event that a credit or refund is attributable to any individual who has been incarcerated for any month or part of a month during the taxable year for which the credit or refund is claimed, the credit or refund allowed under this section shall be in proportion to the number of months of the year in which the individual was not incarcerated.

e. No credit or refund shall be paid that is attributable to an individual residing illegally in the United States.

f. Any part-year resident entitled to a credit under this section shall receive a proportionate credit reflecting the part of the year in which he was domiciled in this region.

g. Any refund shall be paid to such individual only upon his making application therefor, at such time and in such manner as may be prescribed by the state tax commission. The state tax commission shall prescribe the method by which the refund is to be made to the taxpayer. The refunds authorized by this section shall be paid from the refund fund in the same manner as the refunds authorized by  this section.

SECTION 3. Establishment of tax commission


a) The due date, including extensions, of the return required under section 63-3030, Idaho Code, if the applicant is required to file a return; or

b) The fifteenth day of April of the year following the year to which the application relates if the applicant is not required to file a return.

c) A regional tax commission shall provide income tax payers with the irrevocable option of donating credited funds accruing pursuant to this section. Any funds so donated shall be remitted from the refund fund to a cooperative welfare fund, and shall be used solely for the purpose of providing low-income Southerners with assistance in paying home energy costs.
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« Reply #178 on: May 08, 2022, 07:58:19 PM »

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PAWS NEED CLAWS ACT


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1. No person, licensed professional or otherwise, shall perform a partial or complete onychectomy (declawing), phalangectomy, or tendonectomy procedure by any means on a cat in the Southern Region, except when necessary for a therapeutic purpose.

2. For the purposes of this act, the term "therapeutic purpose" means the necessity to address the medical condition of the animal, such as an existing or recurring illness, infection, disease, injury, or abnormal condition in the claw that compromises the animal's health. The term “therapeutic purpose” does not include cosmetic or aesthetic reasons or reasons of convenience in keeping or handling the animal.

3. This act shall take effect thirty (30) days after passage.
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« Reply #179 on: May 14, 2022, 06:46:14 AM »
« Edited: May 14, 2022, 08:51:54 AM by Mr. Reactionary »

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PROMOTING HOLY CHILDBIRTH ACT


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TITLE I: DEFINITIONS


1. "Abortion drug" means any ingestable medicine approved by the government that causes a miscarriage or the death of an unborn child, including but not limited to mifepristone and misoprostol.

2. "Crisis pregnancy" means an unplanned pregnancy or a planned pregnancy that has become a serious problem to the pregnant woman because of her age or medical status, desertion by or lack of support from the birth father, lack of support from her family, financial insecurity, or other hardship.

3. "Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC)" means a non-profit entity that offers counseling, financial resources, and other aid, services, or assistance to pregnant women facing a crisis pregnancy.

4. "Emergency contraceptive" means any ingestable contraceptive medicine approved by the government that prevents pregnancy and is taken after sexual contact.


TITLE II: CRISIS PREGNANCY TRUST FUND


1. There is hereby created the Crisis Pregnancy Trust Fund (CPTF).

A. The fund shall be used for the support and development of services for the assistance of women undergoing a crisis pregnancy. This goal shall be achieved through public and private collaboration, including with CPCs.

B. The Trust Fund will be performing an essential governmental function in the exercise of the powers conferred upon it. Gifts, contributions, grants, devises, and bequests, whether personal or real property, and the income therefrom, accepted by the Trust Fund, shall be deemed to be gifts to the Regional government, which shall be exempt from all taxes, and shall be regarded as the property of the Southern Region for the purposes of all tax laws.

C. No CPC shall be eligible to receive monies from the CPTF if it discriminates in the provision of services against pregnant women based on a protected class identified in the Southern Constitution.

D. No CPC shall be eligible to receive monies from the CPTF if it provides abortions, provides transportation services to facilitate abortions, or refers pregnant women to persons or entities that perform abortions or provide transportation services to facilitate abortions.

E. No CPC shall be eligible to receive monies from the CPTF if it refuses to provide information on government assistance programs thar could help pregnant women including but not limited to SNAP and WIC.


TITLE III: CRISIS PREGNANCY FUNDING SOURCES


1. A tax of $100 per dosage is hereby levied upon each abortion drug sold or dispensed in the Southern Region. Unless otherwise specified in this bill, all tax monies collected from this tax shall be deposited in the CPTF.

2. A tax of $15 per dosage is hereby levied upon each emergency contraceptive sold or dispensed in the Southern Region. All tax monies collected from this tax shall be deposited in the CPTF.

3. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in each State shall offer a specialty license plate to be known as a "Choose Life" plate, of a design approved by the State. In addition to all other fees required for motor vehicle registration, each application to obtain or renew a Choose Life license plate shall be accompanied by a fee of thirty dollars ($30.00). This fee shall be remitted to the Regional government and deposited in the CPTF.

4. No entity, other than a hospital, shall be eligible to receive Regional funds if such entity provides abortions, provides transportation services to facilitate abortions, or refers pregnant women to persons or entities that perform abortions or provide transportation services to facilitate abortions. Any such funds shall be rescinded and deposited in the CPTF.

5. Beginning in FY 2023, any public middle, junior high, or high school and any public college or university that receives any public funding from the Southern Region must allow reasonable access to its facilities and classrooms to CPCs to share information. Any school, college, or university that fails to allow such reasonable access shall have 10% of its Regional funding for the year rescinded and deposited into the CPTF.

6. Any funds collected from any existing Regional tax on abortion procedures shall be dedicated to and deposited in the CPTF.


TITLE IV: STILLBIRTH TAX CREDIT


1. For taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2022, an individual or married persons filing a joint return shall be allowed a refundable credit against the tax equal to $1,000 for each birth for which a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth has been issued and such stillbirth was not intentionally caused by the mother. The credit may be claimed only in the taxable year in which the stillbirth occurred and if the child would have become a dependent of the taxpayer as defined in federal law.

2. For any taxable year in which married persons file separate Virginia income tax returns, the credit provided under this section shall be allowed against the tax liability for only one (1) of such two (2) tax returns. If the amount of the credit exceeds the taxpayer's tax liability for the taxable year, the excess shall be refunded to such taxpayer. For purposes of Paygo, this tax credit shall be paid for with the required amount from the tax on abortion drugs.


TITLE V: ENACTMENT


Unless otherwise specified herein, this act shall take effect July 1, 2022.
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« Reply #180 on: May 14, 2022, 07:51:57 AM »

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PROMOTING STRONGER FAMILIES ACT

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1. Any person who impregnates another as the product of rape shall not be granted parental rights over the child, however upon a positive paternity test, such person shall be required to pay child support in accordance with established law.

2. Any child born as a result of artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, or surrogacy from a transplanted egg after the death of their parent whose sperm or egg was used during fertilization shall only be eligible to inherit from their parent's estate if they were conceived within one (1) year of the date of the parent's death.

3. No court in the Southern Region shall hear any criminal case or any civil case from a child against their parent or legal guardian due solely to such parent or legal guardian consenting to or obtaining a circumcision for such child permitted by law.

4. No court in the Southern Region shall hear any criminal case or any civil case from a child against their parent or legal guardian due solely to such parent or legal guardian disciplining such child in a safe and reasonable manner. For purposes of this act, safe and reasonable discipline shall include but not be limited to corporal punishment or spanking that does not result in cruel, severe, or permanent injury to the child.

5. In accordance with the rights of parents, any public or private employer, healthcare provider, camp, daycare, tutorial program, or school in the Southern Region shall adopt procedures for notifying a child's parent or legal guardian if there is a change in the child's services or monitoring related to the child's mental, emotional, or physical health or well-being and the employer, healthcare provider, camp, daycare, tutorial program, or school's ability to provide a safe and supportive environment for the child.

A. The procedures must reinforce the fundamental right of parents to make decisions regarding the upbringing and control of their children by requiring personnel to encourage a child to discuss issues relating to his or her well-being with his or her parent or legal guardian or to facilitate discussion of the issue with the parent or legal guardian.

B. The procedures may not prohibit parents or legal guardians from accessing any of their child's education and health records created, maintained, or used by the employer, healthcare provider, camp, daycare, tutorial program, or school.

C. An employer, healthcare provider, camp, daycare, tutorial program, or school may not adopt procedures or support forms that prohibit personnel from notifying a parent or legal guardian about his or her child's mental, emotional, or physical health or well-being, or a change in related services or monitoring, or that encourage or have the effect of encouraging a child to withhold from a parent or legal guardian such information.

D. Employer, healthcare provider, camp, daycare, tutorial program, or school personnel may not discourage or prohibit parental or guardian notification of and involvement in critical decisions affecting a child's mental, emotional, or physical health or well-being.

E. This act does not prohibit an employer, healthcare provider, camp, daycare, tutorial program, or school from adopting procedures that permit personnel to withhold such information from a parent or legal guardian if a reasonably prudent person would believe that disclosure would result in abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the child.

6. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.
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« Reply #181 on: May 14, 2022, 08:52:29 AM »
« Edited: May 18, 2022, 09:50:23 PM by Mr. Reactionary »

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PROMOTING HOLY GARDENS ACT


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TITLE I: FOOD SECURITY GARDENING TRUST FUND

1. There is hereby created the Food Security Gardening Trust Fund (FSGTF).

A. The fund shall be used for the support and development of local gardening and food production. This goal shall be achieved through public and private collaboration.

B. The Trust Fund will be performing an essential governmental function in the exercise of the powers conferred upon it. Gifts, contributions, grants, devises, and bequests, whether personal or real property, and the income therefrom, accepted by the Trust Fund, shall be deemed to be gifts to the Regional government, which shall be exempt from all taxes, and shall be regarded as the property of the Southern Region for the purposes of all tax laws.

C. In accordance with Lev. 19:9 – 10 and Deut. 24:19, no garden shall be eligible to receive monies from the FSGTF if such garden is reaped in totality to the very edges of the field, or the gleanings of the harvest are entirely gathered, or the unripened clusters or fruits are harvested prior to maturation.

D. In accordance with Ex. 23:11, no garden shall be eligible to receive monies from the FSGTF unless such garden is left fallow every seventh year following its establishment.

E. In accordance with Lev. 9:23, no garden shall be eligible to receive monies from the FSGTF if fruit is harvested from fruit trees in such garden within the first three (3) years of such fruit trees being planted.

F. In accordance with Lev. 19:19 and Deut. 22:9, no garden shall be eligible to receive monies from the FSGTF unless such garden separates each species of plant into separate plots.


TITLE II: ELIGIBLE PROJECTS AND EXPENDITURES

1. The Southern Region shall establish a program for the acquisition and distribution of seeds for edible plants to home gardens and community gardens located within the Southern region. $10 Million is hereby authorized from the FSGTF to carry out this program.

2. For taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2022, an individual or married persons filing a joint return shall be allowed a refundable tax credit against up to a maximum of $500 to offset the documented costs of establishing and maintaining a home garden. For any taxable year in which married persons file separate Virginia income tax returns, the credit provided under this section shall be allowed against the tax liability for only one (1) of such two (2) tax returns. If the amount of the credit exceeds the taxpayer's tax liability for the taxable year, the excess shall be refunded to such taxpayer. Receipts for the costs claimed shall be provided at the time of filing. The proceeds of a home garden claiming this credit shall not be sold in commerce. A maximum of $50 Million is hereby authorized from the FSGTF to carry out this program, on a first come-first serve basis. The credit may be claimed only in the taxable year in which the expenses were incurred, unless the yearly allocation has been awarded, in which case the credit may be carried forward up to three (3) years, in order of filing.

3. The Southern Region shall establish a program for awarding grants of up to a maximum of $10,000 to non-profit community gardens located in the Southern Region to offset the documented costs of establishing and maintaining a community garden. Receipts for the costs claimed shall be provided at the time of filing for the grant. The proceeds of a community garden applying for this grant shall not be sold in commerce. A maximum of $15 Million is hereby authorized from the FSGTF to carry out this program, on a first come-first serve basis.


TITLE III: FUNDING SOURCES

1. A luxury tax surcharge of 10% on the end-use sales price of any avocado sold in the Southern Region is hereby levied. All tax monies collected from this tax shall be deposited in the FSGTF.

2. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in each State shall offer a specialty license plate to be known as a "Gardening Enthusiast" plate, of a design approved by the State. In addition to all other fees required for motor vehicle registration, each application to obtain or renew a Gardening Enthusiast license plate shall be accompanied by a fee of thirty dollars ($30.00). This fee shall be remitted to the Regional government and deposited in the FSGTF.


TITLE IV: ENACTMENT

1. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.
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« Reply #182 on: May 14, 2022, 10:43:57 AM »
« Edited: May 16, 2022, 05:26:05 PM by Mr. Reactionary »

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PRISON RAPE ERADICATION ACT

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1. It shall be a separate felony punishable by restitution and imprisonment for no less than fifteen (15) years and no more than life for any person who while incarcerated in any jail, prison, or correctional facility in the Southern Region to commit rape, sexual assault, or infected sexual battery. For purposes of this paragraph, infected sexual battery shall include the intentional infection of another person with an STD regardless of means of transmission, or exposing another person to a bodily fluid with the intent that such exposed person be required to recieve a rape or STD test by correctional employees. Any person convicted of an offense in this paragraph shall be isolated from the general population during their period of incarceration. It is the position of the Southern Region that such isolation shall not constitute cruel or unusual punishment. Any person convicted of violating this paragraph shall be required to register as a sex offender and shall be ordered to attend an appropriate treatment program or obtain psychiatric or psychological counseling.

2. It shall be a misdemeanor punishable by no more than one (1) year imprisonment for any person who while incarcerated in any jail, prison, or correctional facility in the Southern Region to engage in consensual sexual acts with another incarcerated person. Any person convicted of an offense in this paragraph may be isolated from the sexual partner during their period of incarceration. It is the position of the Southern Region that such isolation shall not constitute cruel or unusual punishment.

3. It shall be a misdemeanor punishable by no more than one (1) year imprisonment for any correctional employees to engage in consensual sexual acts with a person who is incarcerated in any jail, prison, or correctional facility in the Southern Region. If the correctional employee engages in non-consensual criminal sexual acts with an incarcerated person, including committing rape, sexual assault, or infected sexual battery against the incarcerated person, such crime shall be punished according the same general guidelines for such crime. For purposes of this paragraph coercing or threatening an incarcerated person to engage in sexual acts, including but not limited to threats of unfair treatment or supervision during incarceration or denial of privileges during incarceration, shall be deemed a non-consensual criminal sexual act. Any person convicted of an offense in this paragraph may be isolated from the sexual partner during their period of incarceration. It is the position of the Southern Region that such isolation shall not constitute cruel or unusual punishment.

4. If any person who is incarcerated in any jail, prison, or correctional facility in the Southern Region makes known to a correctional employee that he or she believes he or she has been exposed to or infected with an STD, such prisoner shall be tested at no expense. The prisoner shall have the exclusive right to determine to whom the test results are shared with.

5. If any person who is incarcerated in any jail, prison, or correctional facility in the Southern Region becomes pregnant during incarceration, unless the prisoner identifies the father, all former or current male correctional employees at the place of imprisonment shall submit to a paternity test. Any pregnant prisoner shall be afforded appropriate healthcare and protections by the jail, prison, or correctional facility to ensure the safe and healthy development and delivery of the baby. Any baby born to a prisoner shall, within two (2) weeks, be placed into the temporary custody of a guardian according to law. No prisoner who delivers a baby while imprisoned shall have their parental rights permanently terminated merely for being imprisoned at the time of the baby's birth.

6. Any public computer terminal accessible by prisoners in the Southern Region is hereby required to install internet browsing filters to screen out material that is obscene or pornographic or adult entertainment as defined by law. This shall not apply to home arrest.

7. Any library accessible by prisoners in the Southern Region is hereby prohibited from making available any book or material that is obscene or pornographic or adult entertainment as defined by law.  This shall not apply to home arrest.

8. Any prison store, canteen, or exchange operated by any jail, prison, or correctional facility in the Southern Region for the benefit of prisoners is hereby prohibited from selling or making available any book or material that is obscene or pornographic or adult entertainment as defined by law. This shall not apply to home arrest.

9. It is hereby prohibited for any person imprisoned in the Southern Region to possess material that is obscene or pornographic or adult entertainment as defined by law while incarcerated. Any such material discovered by correctional employees shall be confiscated. This shall not apply to home arrest.

10. It is hereby prohibited for any person imprisoned in the Southern Region to call a phone sex hotline while incarcerated. This shall not apply to home arrest.

11. It is hereby prohibited for any jail, prison, or correctional facility in the Southern Region to host, sponsor, permit, or allow any event or entertainment that is obscene or pornographic or adult entertainment as defined by law. This shall not apply to home arrest.

12. No person imprisoned in the Southern region shall be eligible to receive erectile dysfunction medicine while incarcerated. Any erectile dysfunction medicine discovered by correctional employees shall be confiscated. This shall not apply to home arrest.

13. Nothing in this act shall be interpreted as prohibiting any prison, jail, or correctional facility in the Southern Region from maintaining a policy of allowing conjugal visits by spouses to prisoners.

14.  No prisoner in the Southern Region shall be charged a fee for the reasonable use of menstrual products or toilet paper, nor shall any visitor to a jail, prison, or correctional facility in the Southern Region be required to remove or refrain from using any menstrual products while present in such jail, prison, or correctional facility.

15. Title II (6) of the Bessell-NeverAgain Transgender Rights Act of 2017 shall be amended as follows:

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Any persons over 18, imprisoned for the above offences, shall be allowed to correct their legal gender, but shall be required to seek approval from a panel consisting of prison staff and medical professionals, and members of the parole board.

16. This act shall take effect on July 1, 2022.
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« Reply #183 on: May 14, 2022, 11:14:51 AM »

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POISONOUS DRINKING WATER NOTIFICATION ACT


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1. Any State, local, or other public utility that markets, sells, or conveys drinking water to customers and adds fluoride to such drinking water shall include a statement of the amount of added fluoride content of the water as well as the following health and safety notice, in each bill:

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Warning: Our water contains the chemical additive fluoride.
Drinking fluoridated water is known to the Southern Region to cause cancer, tooth discoloration, communist sympathies, and homosexuality in frogs.

2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.
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« Reply #184 on: May 14, 2022, 11:39:59 AM »

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TRIGGER WARNINGS ARE FOR CHILDREN ACT


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1. No website or publication published, operated, maintained, or funded by the Southern Region or any State or local government therein shall be permitted to include a trigger warning or other prefratory content warning related to any of the following:

A. Any Constitution, charter, license, judicial order, law, regulation, proclamation, resolution, or Executive Order issued by the Southern Region, or any State or local government therein.

B. Any Constitution, charter, license, judicial order, law, regulation, proclamation, resolution, or Executive Order issued by any other Region, or any State or local government therein.

C. Any Constitution, charter, license, judicial order, law, regulation, proclamation, resolution, or Executive Order issued by the government of Atlasia of the United States of America.

D. Any Constitution, charter, license, judicial order, law, regulation, proclamation, resolution, or Executive Order issued by a foreign government.

E. The Declaration of Independence.

F. Any reading list, course catalogue or description, curriculum, agenda or schedule, instruction materials, assignment, or test issued by a public college or university.

G. Any advertisement for a speaker, panel, or event sponsored by a public college or university or to occur on the property of a public college or university.

2. No monument, memorial, plaque, honor display, or historical or museum display owned by the Southern Region or any State or locality therein shall be modified or physically altered to include a trigger warning, other prefratory content warning, or a recontextualization of such monument, memorial, plaque, honor display, or historical or museum display, nor shall any Regional, State, or lical public funds be expended to modify or physically alter a orivately owned monument, memorial, plaque, honor display, or historical or museum display to include a trigger warning, other prefratory content warning, or recontextualization.

3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.
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« Reply #185 on: May 14, 2022, 12:08:28 PM »

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GENETIC INFORMATION PRIVACY PROTECTIONS ACT

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TITLE I: DEFINITIONS.

1. "Affirmative authorization" means an action that demonstrates an intentional decision by a consumer.

2. "Biological sample" means any material part of the human, discharge therefrom, or derivative thereof, such as tissue, blood, urine, or saliva, known to contain deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).

3. "Consumer" means a natural person who is a resident of the Southern Region.

4. "Dark pattern" means a user interface designed or manipulated with the substantial effect of subverting or impairing user autonomy, decision-making, or choice.

5. "Deidentified data" means data that cannot be used to infer information about, or otherwise be linked to, a particular individual, provided that the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company (i) takes reasonable measures to ensure that such information cannot be associated with a consumer or household; (ii) publicly commits to maintain and use such information only in deidentified form and not to attempt to reidentify the information, except that the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company may attempt to reidentify the information solely for the purpose of determining whether its deidentification processes satisfy the requirements of this clause, provided that the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company does not use or disclose any information reidentified in this process and destroys the reidentified information upon completion of that assessment; and (iii) contractually obligates any recipients of the information to take reasonable measures to ensure that the information cannot be associated with a consumer or household and to commit to maintaining and using the information only in deidentified form and not to reidentify the information.

6. "Direct-to-consumer genetic testing company" means an entity that (i) sells, markets, interprets, or otherwise offers consumer-initiated genetic testing products or services directly to consumers; (ii) analyzes genetic data obtained from a consumer, except to the extent that the analysis is performed by a person licensed in the healing arts for diagnosis or treatment of a medical condition; or (iii) collects, uses, maintains, or discloses genetic data that is collected or derived from a direct-to-consumer genetic testing product or service or is directly provided by a consumer.

7. "Express consent" means a consumer's affirmative authorization to grant permission in response to a clear, meaningful, and prominent notice regarding the collection, use, maintenance, or disclosure of genetic data for a specific purpose.

8. "Genetic data" means any data, regardless of its format, that results from the analysis of a biological sample from a consumer, or from another element enabling equivalent information to be obtained, and concerns genetic material. Genetic material includes deoxyribonucleic acids (DNA), ribonucleic acids (RNA), genes, chromosomes, alleles, genomes, alterations or modifications to DNA or RNA, and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). "Genetic data" includes uninterpreted data that results from the analysis of the biological sample and any information extrapolated, derived, or inferred therefrom. "Genetic data" does not include (i) deidentified data or (ii) data or a biological sample to the extent that data or a biological sample is collected, used, maintained, and disclosed exclusively for scientific research conducted by an investigator with an institution that holds an assurance with the federal government, in compliance with all applicable federal, regional, and State laws and regulations for the protection of human subjects in research.

9. "Genetic testing" means any laboratory test of a biological sample from a consumer for the purpose of determining information concerning genetic material contained within the biological sample, or any information extrapolated, derived, or inferred therefrom.

10. "Service provider" means a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, association, or other legal entity that is organized or operated for the profit or financial benefit of its shareholders or other owners that is involved in (i) the collection, transportation, and analysis of the consumer's biological sample or extracted genetic material (a) on behalf of the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company or (b) on behalf of any other company that collects, uses, maintains, or discloses genetic data collected or derived from a direct-to-consumer genetic testing product or service or directly provided by a consumer or (ii) the delivery of the results of the analysis of the biological sample or genetic material.


TITLE II: EXCLUSIONS

1. This act shall not apply to any of the following:

A. Protected health information that is collected, maintained, used, or disclosed by a covered entity or business associate governed by the privacy, security, and breach notification rules issued by the Atlasian government, established pursuant to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and the federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act;

B. A covered entity governed by the privacy, security, and breach notification rules issued by the Atlasian government, established pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, , and the federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, to the extent that the covered entity maintains, uses, and discloses genetic information in the same manner as protected health information;

C. A business associate of a covered entity governed by the privacy, security, and data breach notification rules issued by the Atlasian government, established pursuant to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and the federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, to the extent that the business associate maintains, uses, and discloses genetic information in the same manner as protected health information;

D. Scientific research or educational activities conducted by a public or private nonprofit institution of higher education that holds an assurance with the Atlasian government, to the extent that such scientific research and educational activities comply with all applicable federal, regional, and State laws and regulations for the protection of human subjects in research;

E. Any newborn screening program established pursuant to State law;

F. Tests conducted exclusively to diagnose whether an individual has a specific disease, to the extent that all persons involved in the conduct of the test maintain, use, and disclose genetic information in the same manner as protected health information; or

G. Genetic data used or maintained by an employer, or disclosed by an employee to an employer, to the extent that the use, maintenance, or disclosure of such data is necessary to comply with a local, State, regional, or federal workplace health and safety ordinance, law, or regulation.


TITLE III: CONSUMER INFORMATION

1. Every direct-to-consumer genetic testing company shall provide to consumers:

A. A summary of the company's (i) policies and procedures related to the collection, use, maintenance, retention, disclosure, transfer, deletion, and security of and access to genetic data and (ii) privacy practices;

B. Information regarding the requirement for consent for the collection, use, and disclosure of genetic data and the process for revoking consent;

C. Notice that a consumer's deidentified genetic or phenotypic data may be shared with or disclosed to third parties for research purposes in accordance with federal law; and

D. Information about the process by which a consumer may file a complaint alleging a violation of this act.

2. Information required to be made available pursuant to this title shall be written in plain language and shall be provided to consumers together with any genetic testing product provided to consumers. Such information shall also be included on any website maintained by the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company in a manner that is easily accessible by the public.


TITLE IV: CONSENT

1. Express consent required pursuant to this act requires a statement of the nature of the data collection, use, maintenance, or disclosure for which consent is sought in plain and prominent language that an ordinary consumer would notice and understand and an affirmative authorization by the consumer granting permission in response to such statement. Express consent shall not be inferred from inaction. Agreement obtained through dark patterns does not constitute express consent.

2. Every direct-to-consumer genetic testing company shall obtain a consumer's express consent for the collection, use, and disclosure of the consumer's genetic data, including, at a minimum, separate and express consent for each of the following:

A. The use of genetic data collected through the genetic testing product or service offered to the consumer. Express consent for such use of genetic data shall include a statement describing who will receive access to the genetic data, how such genetic data will be shared, and the purposes for which such data shall be collected, used, and disclosed;

B. The storage of a consumer's biological sample after the initial testing required by the consumer has been completed;

C. Each use of genetic data or the biological sample beyond the primary purpose of the genetic testing or service and inherent contextual uses;

D. Each transfer or disclosure of the consumer's genetic data or biological sample to a third party other than a service provider, including the name of the third party to which the consumer's genetic data or biological sample will be transferred or disclosed; and

E. Any marketing or facilitation of marketing to a consumer based on the consumer's genetic data or marketing or facilitation of marketing by a third party based on the consumer's having ordered, purchased, received, or used a genetic testing product or service, except that a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company shall not be required to obtain a consumer's express consent to marketing to the consumer on the company's own website or mobile application based on the consumer having ordered, purchased, received, or used a genetic testing product or service from that company if (i) the advertisement does not depend on any information specific to that consumer other than information regarding the product or service that the consumer ordered, purchased, received, or used; (ii) the placement of the advertisement does not result in disparate exposure to advertising content on the basis of a protected class under the Southern Constitution; and (iii) the advertisement of a third-party product or service is clearly labeled as advertising content, is accompanied by the name of the third party that has contributed to the placement of the advertisement, and, if applicable, indicates that the advertised product or service and claims regarding the product or service have not been vetted or endorsed by the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company.

3. Every direct-to-consumer genetic testing company shall provide a mechanism by which a consumer may revoke express consent, which shall include an option for revocation of consent through the primary medium through which the company communicates with consumers.

4. Revocation of express consent by a consumer shall comply with the requirements of federal law. Upon revocation of express consent required herein by a consumer, a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company shall (i) honor such revocation of express consent as soon as is practicable but in all cases within 30 days of receipt of such revocation and (ii) destroy the consumer's biological sample within 30 days of receipt of revocation of the consumer's express consent to store such sample.


TITLE V: OTHER REQUIREMENTS

1. Every direct-to-consumer genetic testing company shall:

A. Implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices to protect a consumer's genetic data against unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure; and

B. Develop procedures and practices to allow a consumer to easily (i) access the consumer's genetic data; (ii) delete the consumer's genetic data, except any data required by state or federal law to be retained by the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company and any account the consumer may have created with the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company; and (iii) revoke consent to storage of the consumer's biological sample and request destruction of such biological sample.

2. Every direct-to-consumer genetic testing company that enters into a contract with a service provider shall prohibit the service provider from retaining, using, or disclosing the biological sample, extracted genetic material, genetic data, or any information regarding the identity of the consumer, including whether the consumer has solicited or received genetic testing, as applicable, for any purpose other than for the specific purpose of performing the services specified in the contract with the service provider for the business.

3. Every contract between a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company and a service provider shall include:

A. A provision prohibiting the service provider from retaining, using, or disclosing the biological sample, extracted genetic material, genetic data, or any information regarding the identity of the consumer, including whether the consumer has solicited or received genetic testing, as applicable, for a commercial purpose other than providing the services specified in the contract with the service provider with the business; and

B. A provision prohibiting the service provider from associating or combining the biological sample, extracted genetic material, genetic data, or any information regarding the identity of the consumer, including whether the consumer has solicited or received genetic testing, as applicable, with information the service provider has received from or on behalf of another person or has collected from its own interaction with consumers or as required by law.


TITLE VI: OTHER PROHIBITED DISCLOSURES AND ACTS

1. Except as provided herein, no direct-to-consumer genetic testing company shall disclose a consumer's genetic data to any entity that is responsible for administering or making decisions regarding health insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, or employment or any entity that provides advice to such an entity.

2. A direct-to consumer genetic testing company may disclosure a consumer's genetic data or biological sample to an entity described above if:

A. The entity is not primarily engaged in administering health insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, or employment;

B. The consumer's genetic data or biological sample is not disclosed to the entity in that entity's capacity as a party that is responsible for administering, advising, or making decisions regarding health insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, or employment; and

C. Any agent or division of the entity that is involved in administering, advising, or making decisions regarding health insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, or employment is prohibited from accessing the consumer's genetic data or biological sample.

3. No person or public entity shall discriminate against a consumer on the grounds that the consumer has exercised any of the rights granted by this act with regard to:

A. Providing or denying any good, service, or benefit to the consumer;

B. Charging any different price or rate for any good or service provided to the consumer, including through the use of discounts or other incentives or imposition of penalties;

C. Providing a different level or quality of goods, services, or benefits to the consumer;

D. Suggesting that the consumer will receive a different price or rate for goods, services, or benefits or a different level or quality of goods, services, or benefits; or

E. Considering the consumer's exercise of rights pursuant to this chapter as a basis or suspicion of criminal wrongdoing or unlawful conduct.


TITLE VII: ENFORCEMENT AND ENACTMENT

1. The Attorney General or his designee shall have exclusive authority to enforce the provisions of this act.

2. Any person who negligently violates the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $1,000 plus court costs, as determined by the court. Any person who willfully violates the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a civil penalty in an amount not less than $1,000 and not more than $10,000 plus court costs, as determined by the court.

3. Each violation of this act is a separate and actionable violation.

4. The provisions of this act shall not reduce a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company's duties, obligations, requirements, or standards under any applicable regional, State, and federal laws for the protection of privacy and security.

5. In the event of a conflict between the provisions of this chapter and any other provision of law, the provisions of the law that afford the greatest protection for the right of privacy for consumers shall control.

6. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to affect access to information made available to the public by the consumer.

7. This act shall take effect January 1, 2023.
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« Reply #186 on: May 14, 2022, 12:25:00 PM »

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PEANUT APPRECIATION MONTH

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1. Recognizing that peanuts are a nutritious, economically important, and culturally southern food that deserves the South's formal recognition, the Government of the South hereby declares that the month of March shall hereafter be designated Peanut Appreciation Month. All Southerners who are not allergic to peanuts are encouraged to eat peanuts, peanut butter, or a product containing peanuts at least once during Peanut Appreciation Month as a show of Southern unity and regional pride.

2. The advertising character, Mr. Peanut, who has encouraged the consumption of peanuts since 1916, is hereby declared to be an unofficial goodwill ambassador and Regional symbol of the Southern Region.

3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #187 on: May 14, 2022, 02:13:32 PM »
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SIN TAXES ARE THE BEST TAXES ACT

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1. Beginning in FY 2023, the commercial activities occurring within the Southern Region that are enumerated herein shall be subject to a Regional tax as specified herein. For taxes enumerated herein that are already established by law, all such law is hereby expressly retained, with the sole exception of the rate of the tax, when such rate varies from a rate previously established by law.

2. The following taxes are hereby established, modified, or retained:

A. Fuel Taxes

- Gasoline (25 cents per Gallon sold to end-use consumer, payable by retailer quarterly)

- Electric Vehicles (10% of sale price charged to end-use consumer, payable by retailer quarterly)

- Oil and gas drilled on Regional land (5% of market value at time of extraction, payable by licensee quarterly)

- Solar and wind electrical generation on Regional land (2% of market value at time of extraction, payable by licensee quarterly)


B. Financial Gains

- Annuity and long-term payment buyers (10% of value of the unadjusted asset value over its life, payable by businesses annually)

- Bank and financial institution income when Regional usury laws are complied with (15% of gross income, payable by businesses quarterly)

- Bank and financial institution income when Regional usury laws are not complied with (75% of gross income, payable by businesses quarterly)

- Bank and financial institution uninsured liabilities (2% of uninsured liabilities exceeding $100 Million, payable by businesses annually)

- Carried interest from financial investments (The same as income for the market value at the time of filing, payable by individuals annually)

- Cryptocurrency mining (5% mining of unrealized gain at time of acquisition, payable by individuals quarterly)

- Cryptocurrency gains (10% of realized gains, payable by individuals annually)

- Found property (20% of gain at time of discovery, payable by individuals annually)

- Fractional investment art share gains (10% of unrealized gains, payable by individuals annually)

- Futures, forwards, options, swaps, and other financial derivative contracts (5% of unrealized gains, payable by individuals annually)

- Gambling income (10% of gross income earned by a person conducting gambling activities, payable by businesses quarterly)

- Gambling Winnings (10% of realized gains, payable by individuals annually)

- Lottery Winnings (10% of realized gains, payable by individuals annually)

- Private College and University Endowment gains (2% of unrealized gain of assets exceeding $1 million per enrolled student, payable by colleges and universities annually)

- Short Position financial gains (10% of realized gains, payable by individuals annually)


C. Drugs

- Beer, wine, liquor, and other spiritous alcohol (15% of sale price charged to end-use consumer, payable by retailer quarterly)

- Cigars, cigarettes, and other tobacco and nicotine-containing products (15% of sale price charged to end-use consumer, payable by retailer quarterly)

- Marijuana, cannabis, hashish, and other THC-containing products (15% of sale price charged to end-use consumer, payable by retailer quarterly)

- Cocaine and coca leaves and products containing such (15% of sale price charged to end-use consumer, payable by retailer quarterly)

- Khat, cathiones, salvia, Jimson weed, diisopropltrypatime, and products containing such (15% of sale price charged to end-use consumer, payable by retailer quarterly)

- Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, psilocybin mushrooms, ahuyasca, DMT and products containing such (20% of sale price charged to end-use consumer, payable by retailer quarterly)

- Opiates (5 cents per pill manufactured or imported, payable by businesses quarterly)

- SSRIs, SNRIs, SMSs, SARIs, NRIs, TCAs, TeCAs, MAOIs, and other prescription antidepressant medication (5 cents per pill manufactured or imported, payable by businesses quarterly)

- Adderall and other amphetamines (5 cents per pill manufactured or imported, payable by businesses quarterly)

- Abortion drugs ($100 per pill manufactured or imported, payable by businesses quarterly)

- Emergency Contraceptive drugs ($15 per pill sold to an end-use consumer or person dispensing directly to an end-use consumer, payable by retailer quarterly)


D. Sex, Lust, and Prideful Income

- Abortion procedures ($100 per abortion procedure, payable by businesses quarterly)

- Abortion clinic operations ($10,000 per location where abortion procedures are performed, payable by businesses annually)

- Brothel operations (15% of gross income, payable by brothel quarterly)

- Prostitution income (15% of net income, payable by prostitutes annually)

- Adult Entertainment income (15% of net income, payable by entertainers annually)

- Pornography (15% of sale price charged to end-use consumer, payable by sellers quarterly)

- Sex Toys (15% of sale price charged to end-use consumer, payable by retailer quarterly)

- Dating or sex location services (10% of net income, payable by businesses quarterly)

- Makeup and cosmetics (10% of sale price charged to end-use consumer, payable by retailer quarterly)

- Tattoos ($100 per tattoo, payable by businesses quarterly)

- No-Fault Divorces (10% of value of marital property distributed during divorce, payable by individuals prior to finalization of divorce decree)

- Security cameras (10% sale price charged to end-use consumer, payable by retailer quarterly)

E. Other immoral Income

- Excessive attorney contingency fees (15% of gross amount of fee exceeding 20% of any recovery, payable by attorney or firm annually)

- Excessive attorney fees (15% of gross amount of fee exceeding $100 per hour, payable by attorney or firm annually)

- Social media company profits (10% of net income, payable by businesses quarterly)

- Data Broker profits (15% of net income, payable by businesses quarterly)

- Off-site billboard income (10% of net income, payable by businesses quarterly)

- Third-Party Debt Collection income (10% of net recovery, payable by businesses quarterly)

- Excessive tax-exempt non-profit salaries (10% of gross amount of annual salary and benefits exceeding $120,000, payable by non-profit annually)

- Excessive corporate officer salaries (10% of gross amount of annual salary and benefits exceeding $200,000, payable by businesses annually).

- Security alarm companies (10% of net income, payable by businesses quarterly)

3. All tax revenues collected pursuant to this act that are not otherwise needed to balance the 2023 Budget, shall be deposited in a special trust fund to pay for potential Southern programs requiring funding to comply with Pay-go rules. Such funds shall require appropriation from the Southern Chamber in a separate law.
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« Reply #188 on: May 14, 2022, 02:41:38 PM »

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KANSAS TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION ACT


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1. The Southern Region hereby establishes the Kansas Truth and Reconcilliation Commission, which shall be tasked with the following duties:

A. Investigating and documenting the events leading up to, during, and immediately after the 2022 invasion of Kansas, including the identification of all participating parties and any Southern criminal laws broken by such parties.

B. Ascertaining the amount of financial damages suffered by the Southern Region, any State or local government therein, and any Southern citizen or business during such events.

C. Making recommendations to prevent such events from reoccuring.

D. Preparing and Submitting a report of its findings to the Southern Chamber.

2. The Commission shall consist of at least one (1) member of the Chamber of Delegates, at least one (1) member of the Southern Region's federal Senate delegation, the Southern Attorney General, and two (2) Southern voters at least one (1) of whom must be a resident of Kansas.

3. The Commission shall have the power to issue subpoenas, administer oaths, and compel testimony. Failure to comply with such investigation shall be criminal contempt of a Regional proceedimg.

4. The Commission shall cease to exist thirty (30) days after submitting its final report.

5. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #189 on: May 14, 2022, 03:40:13 PM »
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C.U.T.I.E.S. Act

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1. This act shall be known as the Children Undressed on Television Is Exploitative, Stupid Act or C.U.T.I.E.S. Act.

2. It shall be a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of no more than one (1) year, a fine of no more than $50,000.00, restitution, and disgorgement of profits for any person in the Southern Region to produce, direct, or distribute any commercial photographic or videographic media that exploitatively sexualizes children. Exploitatively sexualizing children shall include photographing or filming an actual minor actor or model while such minor:

A. is nude or wearing only underwear;

B. is removing clothing or dancing in an erotic or overtly sexualized manner;

C. is simulating sexual acts or masturbation;

D. is being touched in an inappropriate manner by another; or

E. is performing in a pageant prohibited by Southern law.

Any person convicted of this offense on three (3) separate occasions in a five (5) year period shall be required to register as a sex offender and shall be ordered to attend an appropriate treatment program or obtain psychiatric or psychological counseling.

3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.
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« Reply #190 on: May 14, 2022, 05:30:49 PM »
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REJECT THE GREAT RESET ACT

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TITLE I: I WILL NOT LIVE IN THE PODS

1. The Southern Region, being a region of free, indepenent people, hereby condemns and vows to fight by all available means the globalist, internationalist conspiracy known alternatively as the Great Reset, Build Back Better, and Agenda 21, which seeks to have Southerners subordinate their sovereignty to anti-democratic foreigners, sacrifice economic growth, property rights, and consumption to placate exaggerated climate alarmism, and embrace a dystopian reality.

2. No State or locality in the Southern Region shall enact or enforce any zoning restriction that requires pod-based housing units, car-free accessibility, or smart growth, nor shall any such zoning restriction entirely prohibit Golf Courses.


TITLE II: I WILL NOT EAT THE BUGS

1. All commercial food products to be sold in the Southern Region that intentionally contain insects, arachnids, or worms shall be so labeled at the time of processing and packaging. The label must include, at a minimum, the name of the person or organization preparing the food product, the genus, species, and common name of the insects, arachnids, and worms contained therein, and a statement that the product is "fake bug meat". All labels must be affixed to portions or packages prior to release from the wholesaler’s premises. The seller of a food product labeled as pursuant to this paragraph shall not remove the label of any food until the sale or use of the product. A violation of this paragraph shall be classified as a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of no more than $1,000 and imprisonment for no more than ninety (90) days. No regional, State, or local public funds shall be expended to purchase a product labeled under this paragraph.

2. All commercial food products to be sold in the Southern Region that intentionally contain artificial 3D printed meat shall be so labeled at the time of processing and packaging. The label must include, at a minimum, the name of the person or organization preparing the food product and a statement that the food product is "fake 3D printed meat". All labels must be affixed to portions or packages prior to release from the wholesaler’s premises. The seller of a food product labeled as pursuant to this paragraph shall not remove the label of any food until the sale or use of the product. A violation of this paragraph shall be classified as a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of no more than $1,000 and imprisonment for no more than ninety (90) days. No regional, State, or local public funds shall be expended to purchase a product labeled under this paragraph.

3. All commercial food products to be sold in the Southern Region that intentionally contain meat from artificially cloned animals shall be so labeled at the time of processing and packaging. The label must include, at a minimum, the name of the person or organization preparing the food product and a statement that the food product is "fake cloned meat". All labels must be affixed to portions or packages prior to release from the wholesaler’s premises. The seller of a food product labeled as pursuant to this paragraph shall not remove the label of any food until the sale or use of the product. A violation of this paragraph shall be classified as a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of no more than $1,000 and imprisonment for no more than ninety (90) days.

4. No State or local government in the Southern Region shall impose a tax on meat, meat products, or methane or carbon dioxide produced by commercial food animals.


TITLE III: ENACTMENT

1. This act shall take effect thirty (30) days from the date of passage.
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« Reply #191 on: May 14, 2022, 06:45:19 PM »
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BULLMOOSE ACT

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1. The officers and governing board of any publicly traded stock corporation incorporated in the Southern Region hereby possess a fiduciary duty to make business decisions as a reasonably prudent investor would for the benefit of the corporate shareholders. Accordingly no such officer or board member shall make business decisions on behalf of the corporation based off environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, personal political viewpoints, or personal bias nor shall any such officer or board member make a public statement on behalf of the corporation supporting or opposing a public policy that does not directly affect the corporation. Any shareholder shall be entitled to iniate a shareholder derivative class action lawsuit against any officer or board member violating this paragraph to seek damages and legal costs.

2. The officers, agents, and employees of any financial investment company or fund that manages finances for persons in the Southern Region hereby possess a fiduciary duty to make investment decisions as a reasonably prudent investor would for the benefit of the beneficiaries of the investments. Accordingly no such officer, agent, or employee shall make investment decisions on behalf of the company or fund based off ESG factors, personal political viewpoints, or personal bias nor shall any such officer, agent, or employee make a public statement on behalf of the company or fund supporting or opposing a public policy that does not directly affect the corporation. Any beneficiary shall be entitled to iniate a beneficiary derivative class action lawsuit against any officer, agent, or employee violating this paragraph to seek damages and legal costs.

3. The officers, agents, and employees of any shareholder proxy voting firm or company that advises on corporate shareholder proxy voting for persons in the Southern Region hereby possess a fiduciary duty to make business decisions as a reasonably prudent investor would for the benefit of the contracted shareholders. Accordingly no such officer, agent, or employee shall make business decisions on behalf of the firm or company based off ESG factors, personal political viewpoints, or personal bias nor shall any such officer, agent, or employee make a public statement on behalf of the firm or company supporting or opposing a public policy that does not directly affect the contracted shareholders. Any shareholder contracted with such firm or company shall be entitled to iniate a shareholder derivative class action lawsuit against any officer, agent, or employee violating this paragraph to seek damages and legal costs.

4. No publicly traded stock corporation incorporated in the Southern Region shall be permitted to maintain any bylaw or policy that discriminates in board composition or employment against any protected class under the Constitution, including but not limited to bylaws or policies mandating race or sex quotas or mandatory retirement ages.

5. Any Business Trust Series or Real Estate Investment Trust created pursuant to federal law that owns real property or engages in commerce within the Southern Region shall be deemed to consent to personal jurisdiction to be sued in the Southern Region and shall make publicly available the names and contact information of the Trust's beneficiaries, trustee, and address for service of process, regardless of if such Trust was organized in the Southern Region or not.

 6. Any limited liability company (LLC) that owns real property or engages in commerce within the Southern Region shall be deemed to consent to personal jurisdiction to be sued in the Southern Region and shall make publicly available the names and contact information of the LLC's manager, beneficiaries, and address for service of process, regardless of if such LLC was organized in the Southern Region or not.

7. If an officer, board member, manager, trustee, employee, or agent of any partnership, corporation, LLC, or trust commits any illegal fraud or an intentional tort under Southern Regional or State law, and the assets of such entity are insufficient to cover the legal damages, any person upon filing a civil suit in a Southern court shall be permitted to pierce the veil of the entity and join the officer, board member, manager, trustee, employee, or agent as a defendant to such suit.

8. This act shall take effect 120 days from the date of passage.
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« Reply #192 on: May 14, 2022, 07:03:02 PM »

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RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF TOUCHING GRASS

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Whereas, modern society is increasingly obsessed with the digital world provided by smartphones and the internet; and

Wheras, this obsession has led to a detrimental decline in personal socialization with neighbors and civic organizations; and

Whereas, this obsession has also exacerbated the mental health of the people leading to an increase in mental illness, depression, and suicide; and

Whereas, humans biologically need to spend time outdoors in the real world disconnected from smartphones, the internet, and the digital world;

Now therefore be it resolved by the Southern Region that all persons in the Southern Region shall resolve and commit to going outside disconnected from smartphones and the internet and touch grass for atleast one (1) hour each week.
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« Reply #193 on: May 16, 2022, 06:50:25 AM »
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NOT ON THE TAXPAYERS' DIME ACT

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1. Any college and university in the Southern Region receiving public funds as a condition of accepting such funds shall be prohibited from spending any monies to promote or inhibit the celebration of religious holidays. Celebrating any designated federal, Regional, State, or local holidays or any campus specific holidays of a non-religious character, shall not be considered a violation of this paragraph. This paragraph shall not apply to colleges or universities owned or operated by a religious body, organization, or institution

2. Any college and university in the Southern Region receiving public funds as a condition of accepting such funds shall be prohibited from spending any monies to promote or inhibit the use of gender neutral pronouns or neopronouns.

3. Any college and university in the Southern Region receiving public funds as a condition of accepting such funds shall reallocate all funds in their budget designated for diversity, equity, and inclusion offices and programs to be used by the college or university solely for scholarships and tuition assistance programs.

4. No daycare, school, college, or university in the Southern Region receiving public funds as a condition of accepting such funds, shall offer or provide litterboxes in public bathrooms for the use by persons who identify as non-human.

5. No State or local government in the Southern Region and no group, organization, or entity in the Southern Region receiving public funds as a condition of accepting such funds, shall sell or distribute bongs, crack pipes, meth pipes, or other smoking implements or devices to members of the general public.

6. This act shall take effect January 1, 2023.
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« Reply #194 on: May 16, 2022, 07:26:58 AM »
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HOMICIDE PREVENTION ACT

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1. It shall be a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of no more than ninety (90) days and a fine of no more than $5,000.00 for any person, by publication, lecture, film or video, advertisement, or by the sale or circulation of any publication, or through the use of a referral agency for profit, or in any other manner, encourage or promote the performing of an abortion or the inducing of a miscarriage in the Southern Region which is prohibited by law. For purposes of this act the displaying or brandishing of a coathanger in conjunction with references to unlawful abortion creates a rebuttable presumption of a violation of this law.

2. It shall be a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of no more than ninety (90) days and a fine of no more than $5,000.00 for any person to distribute within the Southern Region or to mail, import, or transport into the Southern Region, any abortion drug as defined by Regional law, in violation of any Regional law.

3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.
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« Reply #195 on: May 16, 2022, 04:14:37 PM »
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SCREENING OUT FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS ACT


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1. A teacher, professor, or other employee of a public school, daycare, tutorial program, college, or university in the Southern Region:

A. Is not required to use a student's preferred pronoun when referring to the student if the preferred pronoun is not consistent with the student's biological sex;

B. Is not civilly liable for using a pronoun that is consistent with the biological sex of the student to whom the teacher or employee is referring, even if the pronoun is not the student's preferred pronoun; and

C. Is not subject to adverse employment action for not using a student's preferred pronoun that is inconsistent with the student's biological sex.

2. No court in the Southern Region shall hear any civil case where damages are alleged due merely to the failure to of a person to use the preferred pronoun of another.

3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.
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« Reply #196 on: May 16, 2022, 04:47:09 PM »

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1. It shall hereby be a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for no more than 180 days and a fine of no more than $5,000.00 for any person in the Southern Region to engage in picketing before or about the residence or dwelling place of any individual, or who to assemble with another person or persons in a manner which disrupts or threatens to disrupt any individual's right to tranquility in his home. Each day on which a violation of this section occurs shall constitute a separate offense. Nothing herein shall be deemed to prohibit the holding of a meeting or assembly on any privately-owned property with the consent of the property owner, provided such meeting or assembly does not intrude upon the peace, safety, and tranquility of the residence ir dwelling place of another.

2. It shall hereby be a felony punishable by imprisonment for no more than five (5) years and a fine of no more than $50,000.00 for any person in the Southern Region by bodily harm, force, or tortious or unlawful action, or threats thereof, to knowingly attempt to intimidate or impede a judge, magistrate, justice, juror, prosecutor, government attorney, witness, or law-enforcement officer lawfully engaged in the discharge of his duty, or to obstruct or impede the administration of justice in any court. For purposes of this paragraph threats made outside the Southern Region directed at a judge, magistrate, justice, juror, prosecutor, government attorney, witness, or law-enforcement officer in the Southern Region shall be considered to have occurred in the Southern Region.

3. Notwithstanding the penalties herein provided, any court of general equity jurisdiction may enjoin conduct, or threatened conduct, proscribed by this act, and may in any such proceeding award damages, including punitive damages, against the persons found guilty of actions made unlawful by this act.

4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.
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« Reply #197 on: May 16, 2022, 05:21:28 PM »

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1. Any publicly owned or operated Internet service provider (ISP) in the Southern Region and any ISP that is Regional, State, or local government contractor therein shall adopt a net neutrality policy, provided each such policy shall include a certification that the ISP:

A. Shall not block lawful content, applications, services or nonharmful devices, subject to reasonable network management that is disclosed to the consumer;

B. Shall not throttle, impair, or degrade lawful Internet traffic on the basis of Internet content, application, or service or use of a nonharmful device, subject to reasonable network management that is disclosed to the consumer;

C. Shall not engage in paid prioritization, or accept any consideration to manage its network in a way that benefits particular content, applications, services or devices; and

D. Shall publicly disclose accurate information regarding the network management practices, performance, and commercial terms of its Internet access services sufficient for consumers to make informed choices regarding the use of such services.

2. Nothing in this act shall be interpreted as amending, modifying, or repealing any existing federal, Regional, State, or local law or regulation applying to the provision, operation, management, marketing, or sale of internet service unless such law or regulation expressly prohibits net neutrality policies.

3. This act shall take effect January 1, 2023.
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« Reply #198 on: May 16, 2022, 05:44:06 PM »

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Whereas, Tex-Mex food has long been an essential part of the Southern diet; and

Whereas, Tex-Mex food is a delicious,  nutritious, economically important, and culturally southern food that demonstrates the rich cultural diversity of the South that deserves the South's formal recognition;

Now, therefore be it resolved by the Southern Region that on at least one (1) Tuesday of each month all Southerners should celebrate Taco Tuesday and are encouraged to eat tacos or other Tex-Mex foods thereon as a show of Southern unity and regional pride.

This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #199 on: May 16, 2022, 06:15:15 PM »

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YEAR OF THE BIBLE RESOLUTION

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Whereas the Holy Bible, the Word of God and our ultimate moral arbiter on Earth, has made a unique contribution in shaping the Southern Region as well as our country as a distinctive and blessed nation and people; and

Whereas deeply held religious convictions springing from the Holy Scriptures led to the early settlement of our Region and nation; and

Whereas Biblical teachings inspired concepts of civil government that are contained in our Declaration of Independence and our Regional and national Constitutions; and

Whereas many of our great political leaders—among them Presidents Washington, Jackson, Lincoln, Reagan, Fhtagn, and NCYankee paid tribute to the surpassing influence of the Bible in our country's development, as in the words of President Jackson that the Bible is "the rock on which our Republic rests"; and

Whereas the history of our Region and Nation clearly illustrates the value of voluntarily applying the teachings of the Scriptures in the lives of individuals, families, and societies; and

Whereas this Region now faces great challenges that will test the South as it has never been tested before; and

Whereas that renewing our knowledge of and faith in God through Holy Scripture can strengthen us as a Region and a people; and

Whereas, the Congress of the United States passed a nearly identical resolution to this one in 1982 thus making this resolution constitutional;

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Southern Region that the Governor is authorized and requested to designate 2022 as a regional "Year of the Bible" in the Southern Region in recognition of both the formative influence the Bible has been for our Region and Nation, and our national need to study and apply the teachings of the Holy Scriptures.
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