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« Reply #400 on: August 06, 2022, 02:25:10 PM »

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KANSAS RECONSTRUCTION ACT

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1. $XX Billion from the Kansas Reconstruction Trust Fund is hereby authorized to be expended through FY 2025 to repair, rebuild, and reconstruct any public property damaged or destroyed during the invasion of Kansas, cover the costs and losses incurred by the Southern Region and the State of Kansas resulting from the invasion, and settle all legal claims by persons in the Southern Region who were harmed or damaged by the invasion.

The following amounts shall be expended for the following purposes:

A. $ xx Billion for the repair and replacement of roads and other public infrastructure damaged during the invasion.

B. $ xx Billion to compensate private property owners for damages and losses resulting from the invasion.

C. $ xx Billion to compensate heirs for wrongful deaths resulting from the invasion.

D. $ xx Billion to compensate the State of Kansas for lost revenue, reputational harm, and other economic damages resulting from the invasion.

E. $ xx Million to construct road signs at every border crossing between Kansas and the Commonwealth of Fremont reminding persons crossing such border that Kansas is a Southern State.

F. $ xx Billion to compensate the Southern Region for any expenses incurred resulting from the invasion.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #401 on: August 06, 2022, 02:25:37 PM »

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KANSAS INVASION SETTLEMENT ACT

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1. The Southern Region hereby accepts the proposed settlement offer from the government of Atlasia of $______ payable to compensate the Southern Region, the State of Kansas, and all other Southern residents for all civil damages resulting from the unlawful 2022 invasion of Kansas. Upon receipt of the full settlement amoumt, the Southern Region shall forever release any claims it has against the government of Atlasia for all civil damages resulting from the unlawful 2022 invasion of Kansas. All settlement funds shall be deposited in the Kansas Reconstruction Trust Fund.

2. The Southern Region hereby accepts the proposed settlement offer from the commonwealth of Fremont of $______ payable to compensate the Southern Region, the State of Kansas, and all other Southern residents for all civil damages resulting from the unlawful 2022 invasion of Kansas. Upon receipt of the full settlement amoumt, the Southern Region shall forever release any claims it has against the Commonwealth of Fremont for all civil damages resulting from the unlawful 2022 invasion of Kansas. All settlement funds shall be deposited in the Kansas Reconstruction Trust Fund.

3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #402 on: August 06, 2022, 05:07:38 PM »

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NO RACIST SCIENCE BOOKS ACT

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1. The Banning Racist Curriculum Act shall be amended as follows:

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i. No teacher, administrator, or other employee in any State agency, school district, open-enrollment charter school, commercial daycamp or overnight camp offered to minors or public school administration in the Southern Region shall require, or make part of a course the following concepts:
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11. Pseudoscientific racial theories that promote any of the above concepts, including but not limited to eugenics, frenetics, Melanin calcification theory, the Yakubb theory of race, the mark of Cain theory of race, the Curse of Ham theory of race, the mud people theory of race, the cursed angels theory of race, the theory of racial genotype dominance, the one drop theory of racial purity, the three (3) races theory, the Nuremburg laws, the theory of human biodiversity as a determining factor of intelligence, the bell curve theory of race as a determining factor of intelligence, the birth canal theory of race as a determining factor of intelligence, and any racist evolutionary theory that posits that non-human primates evolved into dark-skinned Africans who then evolved into light-skinned Europeans.

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2. For purposes of Southern law, no person shall be determined to be disabled solely due to left-handedness, nor shall such left-handedness be considered a protected class under the Southern constitution.

3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #403 on: August 06, 2022, 05:21:16 PM »

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WORKIN' AT THE CARWASH ACT

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1. The Ban Ban Act shall be amended by adding the following:

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jj. car washing as a noncommercial fundraising activity if the washing uses only biodegradable, phosphate-free, water-based cleaners; nor shall any permit issued pursuant to a State Water Control Law prohibit the discharge of such noncommercial fundraising activity washwaters from a municipal separate storm sewer system.

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2. This act shall take effect immediately
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« Reply #404 on: August 07, 2022, 07:34:18 PM »

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SPOOFING PROHIBITION ACT

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1. As used in this act:

A. Caller identification information means data that identifies the identity of the caller or the caller's telephone number to the recipient of a telephone call or to the recipient's telephone network.

B. False caller identification information means data that misrepresents the identity of the caller or the caller's telephone number to the recipient of a telephone call or to the recipient's telephone network.

2. It shall be a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for no more than six (6) months and a fine of no more than $10,000.00 for any person who, with the intent to defraud, intimidate, or harass, causes a telephone to ring and engages in conduct that results in the display of false caller identification information on the called party's telephone.

3. This act shall not apply to:

A. The blocking of caller identification information;

B. Any law-enforcement agencies or any law-enforcement officer while he is engaged in the performance of his official duties;

C. Any telecommunications, broadband, or Voice-over-Internet protocol (VOIP) service provider that is acting in its capacity as an intermediary for the transmission of telephone service between the caller and the recipient, providing or configuring a service or service feature as requested by a customer, acting in a manner that is authorized or required by law, or engaging in other conduct that is a necessary incident to the provision of service.

4. This act shall take effect April 1, 2023.
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« Reply #405 on: August 08, 2022, 05:53:22 AM »

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NO RETCONNING PUBLIC RECORDS ACT

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1. Any Regional, State, or local government cerificate, license, permit, record, or other document issued in the Southern Region, and any application therefor, shall, if required to include the sex of an identified person on the face of the document also be required to include the gender of such person.

2. If any person legally changes his or her name or gender preference, the following extant public records shall not be retroactively amended or changed:

A. Court documents;

B. Police records;

C. Deeds and Surveys;

D. Library books and other library collection holdings;

E. Textbooks and instructional materials;

F. Author bylines or bibliography in scientific or academic papers, reports, studies, articles, or similar publications;

G. Patents, copyrights, or trademarks;

H. Permits and business licenses;

I. Documentation of award winners and record holders;

J. Documentation of acting credits.

3. Any birth certificate issued in the Southern Region shall be maintained in its original form without amendment. An Amended Birth Certificate may be issued under the following circumstances provided the heading "Amended Birth Certificate" be included upon the top of such certificate:

A. A transcription or scrivner's error may be amended;

B. The name or identifying information of the father may be amended upon submission of evidence, such as a genetic test or affidavit from the named mother;

C. The name of the person born may be amended upon completion of a legal name change

D. The gender of the person born may be amended upon completion of a legal change pursuant to law.

4. It is the position of the Southern Region that the 1976 Olympics Men's Decathalon winner was a man at the time that such competition took place.

5. This act shall take effect April 1, 2023.
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« Reply #406 on: August 08, 2022, 05:53:57 AM »
« Edited: August 10, 2022, 05:31:43 PM by Mr. Reactionary »

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MORE SOUTHERN SONGS ACT

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1. The Southern Culturally Significant Songs Resolution is hereby amended as follows:

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A. The Southern Region hereby designates and affirms the following list with the label of "Culturally Significant Southern Songs":

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15. "Rose of Alabama" - by Silas Steele

16. "Eyes of Texas" - by John Sinclair

17. "I'll Fly Way" - Traditional

18. "Rebel Rouser" - by Duane Eddy and the Rebels

19. "Folsom Prison Blues" - by Johnny Cash

20. "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" - by Charlie Daniels

21. "The Ballad of New Orleans" - by Johnny Horton

22. "The Thrill Is Gone" - by B.B. King

23. "Got My Mojo Working" - by Muddy Waters

24. "Achey Breaky Heart" - by Billy Ray Cyrus

25. "Blue on Black" - by Kenny Wayne Shepherd

26. "God Save The South" - by George Miles

27. "Kingdom Coming" - by Henry Work

28. "Turkey In The Straw" - Traditional

29. "Coal Miner's Daughter" - by Loretta Lynn

30. "Walkin' After Midnight" - by Patsy Cline

31. "Rocky Top" - by the Osborne Brothers

32. "Dooley" - by the Dillards

33. All songs by Mojo Nixon

34. "Ready to Run" - by the Dixie Chicks

35. "Need You Now" - by Lady Antebellum

36. "Voodoo Cadillac" - by Southern Culture On The Skids

37. "Born on the Bayou" - by Creedance Clearwater Revival

38. "I Feel Good" - by James Brown

39. "Bombs Over Baghdad" - by Outkast

40. "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" - by Geto Boys

B. $100,000.00 from the Public Monument Art Trust Fund (PMATF) is hereby appropriated to the Ryman Auditorium to repair and refurbish the Confederate Gallery balcony and commemorative sign for such balcony, subject to all terms and conditions required for receipt of money from the PMATF.

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2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #407 on: August 10, 2022, 07:19:48 AM »
« Edited: August 10, 2022, 07:46:18 AM by Mr. Reactionary »

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JOBLESS ASSISTANCE ACT

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1. As used in this act Vagrants means:

A. All persons who shall return to a locality after gaving been legally expelled pursuant to thus act;

B. All persons who not having the wherewithal to maintain themselves and their families, live idly and without employment, and refuse to work for the usual and common wages given to other laborers in like work in the locality;

C. Persons wandering and strolling in idleness, who are able to work and have no property to support them;

D. Persons leading an idle, immoral, or profligate life, who have no property to support them, and who are able to work and do not;

E. All able-bodied persons found begging for a living, or who quit their homes and leave their spouses and children without the means of subsistence;

F. All persons who come from any place from without a locality and shall be found loitering and residing in the locality, and shall follow no labor, trade, occupation, or business and have no visible means of subsistence, and can give no reasonable account of themselves or their business;

G. All persons having a fixed abode who have no visible property to support them, and who live through stealing or by trading or bartering stolen property;

H. All persons who are able to work and do not work, but hire out their minor children and live upon their wages; and

I. All persons who do not have visible income lawfully acquired and who consort with idlers, gamblers, prostitutes, adult entertainers, bootleggers, drug dealers, or persons having the reputation of any of the above named.

2. Any locality in the Southern Region may reasonably regulate, control, and prohibit vagrants within their boundaries, provided however that no violation of any such regulation, control, or prohibition shall be punishible as a felony.

3. If any locality in the Southern Region regulates, controls, or prohibits vagrants within their boundaries, such locality must operate, contract with, or coordinate with a job location service, employment office, hiring hall, or other service that identifies potential jobs and employers in the area and potential workers for such jobs, and connects, coordinates, or facilitates the potential employment of such workers, employers, and jobs. Any person actively participating in such job location service, employment office, hiring hall, or other service shall be evaluated to determine if the person is also eligible for any other federal, Regional, or State welfare program or benefit. If the evaluation determines that such person is eligible for other programs or benefits, the job location service, employment office, hiring hall, or other service shall offer to assist the person in applying for such program or benefits. If after thirty (30) days of notification the person is still participating in the vagrancy diversion program, has not applied for such program or benefit, and has not expressly refused to participate in the program or benefit, then the job location service, employment office, hiring hall, or other service shall, to the best of its abilities, apply for the program or benefit on the person's behalf.

4. No court in the Southern Region shall convict any person for violating a vagrancy law under this act, unless such person refuses to participate in offered job location services or accept reasonable job offers.

5. For purposes of this act, social security benefits shall constitute visible income.

6. For purposes of this act a person actively enrolled as a student at any public school, college, university, vocational school, or trade or apprenticeship program shall not constitute a vagrant.

7. For purposes of this act, a determination that a person is eligible for disability benefits provided by law shall constitute a finding that such person is not able-bodied.

8. Any locality choosing to impose criminal penalties for violating a local vagrancy law may not prescribe a punishment of imprisonment exceeding ninety (90) days nor a fine exceeding $1,000.00. In any criminal enforcement action against a person for violating a local vagrancy law, both parties may agree that in lieu of imprisonment or fine, the person shall agree to move his or her residence outside of the jurisdiction of the locality and not voluntarily return to the locality to live unless such person is no longer a vagrant.

9. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.
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« Reply #408 on: August 10, 2022, 07:25:21 AM »
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COURTROOM ANTICS ACT

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1. In any court in the Southern Region, the presiding judge shall be responsible for determining the courtroom rules for walkout music used by lawyers when beginning a trial, provided that any decision to allow walkout music shall permit equal time to each party participating in the trial.

2. No person imprisoned in the Southern Region shall be charged a fee to use any telephone or electronic communication service when such use is to communicate with legal counsel or potential legal counsel.

3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #409 on: August 10, 2022, 04:54:39 PM »
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PRISONER SECOND CHANCE ACT

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TITLE I: PRISON WORKERS

1. Any prison in the Southern Region may operate a prison worker program to utilize the voluntary labor of prisoners for productive ends. Such program shall be open to any willing, able-bodied prisoner not determined to be a flight or safety risk. Participating prisoners may be assigned or authorized to perform any job permitted by this act. Prisoners who participate in such program shall be compensated at a pre-determined rate up to the minimum wage.

2. Any person actively participating in a prison work program may be employed to perform basic tasks necessary to the operation of the prison such as maintenace and upkeep, laundry services, and food preparation and distribution.

3. Any person actively participating in a prison work program may be employed to serve on a work crew performing basic maintenace and upkeep upon the streets, sidewalks, sewers, parks, buildings, or other public grounds and works of a governmental entity.

4. Any person actively participating in a prison work program may be employed to work on an on-site prison farm.

5. Any person actively participating in a prison work program may be employed to work in an on-site quarry.

6. Any person actively participating in a prison work program may be employed to perform basic manufacturing services on behalf of a governmental entity such as vehicle license plates, pauper's coffins, or office furniture.

7. The prison worker program shall operate, or contract or coordinate with providers of job training and skill courses that train potential workers in skills and trades necessary or advantageous to finding stable employment. Such job training and skill courses shall prioritize jobs facing a critical shortage of workers as determined by the governor; provided that such priorities shall include the construction trades, commercial vehicle operation and repair, aviation piloting and repair, computer programming and repair, and the manufacture or repair of critical infrastructure and critical supplies.

8. Any person actively participating in a prison work program shall be required to enroll and participate in the organized militia for the duration of his or her participation in such program, unless granted a waiver by the Governor.


TITLE II: PRISONER REHABILLITATION

1. Any person in the Southern Region completing a term of imprisonment exceeding one (1) year in length shall be required to participate in a prisoner reentry program for no less than two (2) years upon release or for the duration of any parole or probation period, whichever is longer. Such program shall be designed to reduce recidivism and promote successful reentry by former prisoners into society. Failure to successfully complete the prisoner reentry program may result in a parole or probation violation and shall be reported to any court as character evidence at sentencing in the event that a former prisoner is convicted of a new crime within five (5) years of being released from a term of imprisonment exceeding one (1) year.

2. $1 Billion grom the Pay-Go Trust Fund is hereby appropriated to carry out this title.

3. Any person actively participating in a prisoner reentry program shall be required to participate in an appropriate treatment program that includes counseling on criminality and recidivism.

4. Any person actively participating in a prisoner reentry program shall be required to attend an appropriate course on civic education to promote good citizenship, Regional patriotism, and successful reentry into society.

5. The prisoner reentry program shall operate, or contract or coordinate with providers of job training and skill courses that train potential workers in skills and trades necessary or advantageous to finding stable employment. Such job training and skill courses shall prioritize jobs facing a critical shortage of workers as determined by the governor; provided that such priorities shall include the construction trades, commercial vehicle operation and repair, aviation piloting and repair, computer programming and repair, and the manufacture or repair of critical infrastructure and critical supplies.

6. The prisoner reentry program shall operate, contract with, or coordinate with  job location services, employment offices, hiring halls, and other service that identify potential jobs and employers in the area and potential workers for such jobs, and connects, coordinates, or facilitates the potential employment of such workers, employers, and jobs.

7. The prisoner reentry program shall operate or contract or coordinate with providers of behavioral and mental health counseling services that are necessary to successfully reintegrate former prisoners into society.

8. Any person actively participating in a prisoner reentry program shall be evaluated to determine if the person is also eligible for any other federal, Regional, or State welfare program or benefit. If the evaluation determines that such person is eligible for other programs or benefits, the reentry program shall offer to assist the person in applying for such program or benefits. If after thirty (30) days of notification the person is still participating in the reentry program, has not applied for such program or benefit, and has not expressly refused to participate in the program or benefit, then the reentry program shall, to the best of its abilities, apply for the program or benefit on the person's behalf.

9. Any person actively participating in a prisoner reentry program shall be required to enroll and participate in the organized militia for the duration of his or her participation in such program, unless granted a waiver by the Governor.


TITLE III: ENACTMENT

1. This act shall take effect thirty (30) days after the date of passage.
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« Reply #410 on: August 12, 2022, 06:48:21 AM »

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SCHOOL SAFETY DRILLS ACT

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1. All public schools in the Southern Region shall adopt a public safety plan. Such plan shall include the conducting of instructional training and drills on how students and faculty shall respond to emergencies.

2. The following instructional training and drills shall be included in any public safety plan:

A. Fires (no less than twice per academic year)

B. Tornadoes (no less than once per academic year, with at least one (1) drill in March)

C. Mass Shooters, with a focus on the principles of run, hide, and fight (no less than once per academic year, with at least one (1) drill in September)

D. Terrorism, including bomb threats and nuclear, chemical, and biological threats (no less than once per academic year, with at least one (1) drill in January)

E. Invasion, including invasions by foreign, federal, Lincoln, or Fremont armies (once per academic year, with at least one (1) drill in April)

3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.
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« Reply #411 on: August 12, 2022, 04:04:43 PM »

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SAVE THE ANIMALS ACT

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1. The Animal Welfare Act shall be amended as follows:

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1. Violating any provision in this act shall be a Class 1 Misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for no more than one (1) year, a fine of no more than $10,000.00, and disgorgement of any profits. Any person convicted of a violation of this act shall be ordered to attend an appropriate treatment program or obtain psychiatric or psychological counseling and shall be placed upon the Southern Animal Abuser Registry.

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19. It shall be unlawful to bite the head off of a live chicken, bat, rat, or other animal, or to finance, produce, film, advertise, or conduct a geek show where such activity occurs.

20. It shall be unlawful to kill any species of seal, pinniped, or manatee by clubbing or inflicting blunt force trauma upon such animal, or to finance, produce, film, advertise, or conduct an event where such activity occurs.

2. The Stopping Animal Sexual Abuse Act shall be amended as follows:

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(f) For purposes of this act sexual contact with an animal shall include but not be limited to the insertion of a rodent, fish, or other animal into a human rectum or vagina, regardless of if the animal so inserted is living.

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3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #412 on: August 13, 2022, 02:12:38 PM »

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DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION FAILED ACT

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TITLE I: INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENTS

1. As used in this act:

A. Defendant means the individual person against whom involuntary commitment proceedings are initiated or sought.

B. Sanitorium means any facility that houses resident patients in its custody who have been involuntarily committed, voluntarily committed, or committed pursuant to an emergency protective order.

2. Whenever it is determined by clear and convincing evidence that a person in the Southern Region presents a serious risk to the health or safety of himself or herself or to another, and that such risk is caused by a mental or behavioral disorder or a lack of ordinary mental capacity, such person may be involuntarily committed pursuant to this act.

3. When evaluating if a defendant is a risk to himself or herself the following may be considered:

A. Whether or not the defendant attempted suicide;

B. Whether or not the defendant engaged in physical self-harm;

C. Whether or not the defendant is suffering from physical addiction to a drug or narcotic;

D. Whether or not the defendant has the mental, emotional, and behavioral capacity to take care of his or her daily needs such as nutrition, health, hygiene, housing, or subsistence; and

E. If a lack of capacity is found, whether or not the defendant has an independent support structure to take care of his or her daily needs such as nutrition, health, hygiene, housing, or subsistence.

4. When evaluating if a defendant is a risk to himself or herself the following may be considered:

A. Whether or not the defendant committed or attempted to commit a violent crime as defined by law;

B. Whether or not the defendant threatened or intentionally caused harm to another person;

C. Whether or not the defendant committed or attempted to commit a crime for which the ordered attendance of an appropriate treatment program or psychiatric or psychological counseling is a required punishment; and

D. Whether or not the defendant was ordered to attend an appropriate treatment program or psychiatric or psychological counseling and such program or counseling was determined to be ineffective.

5. No defendant may be involuntarily committed merely for his or her constitutionally protected religious beliefs and exercise, his or her opinions or votes on any political matter, his or her opinions on the War of Northern Agression and its causes and consequences, or his or her diagnosis with attention deficit disorder.

6. Pending an involuntary commitment proceeding under this act, a judge may issue an emergency protective order permitting the temporary detention of the person for no more than seven (7) days, if it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant is an imminent threat to the health or safety of himself or herself or another, and that such emergency protective order is required to prevent such threat due to a mental or behavioral disorder or a lack of ordinary mental capacity possessed by the defendant.

7. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.


TITLE II: DUE PROCESS

1. No defendant shall be sentenced by a court to involuntary commitment without adequate due process of law.

2. In any judicial proceeding where involuntary commitment is sought, the defendant shall be entitled to no less than five (5) days advance, written notice of any scheduled hearings in the matter. No court may exclude a defendant from any scheduled hearing, nor enter an order sentencing a defendant to involuntary commitment in absentia.

3. Prior to any judicial hearing in which involuntary commitment may be ordered, the judge shall make a preliminary determination of immediate capacity. If upon the preponderance of preliminary evidence the judge determines that there is a likely risk of the defendant failing to understand the nature of the proceedings, the court shall appoint a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) to protect the interests of the defendant throughout the legal proceedings.

4. In any judicial proceeding where involuntary commitment is sought, the defendant shall be entitled to the assistance of legal counsel. If the defendant cannot afford his or her own legal counsel the court shall appoint such counsel to represent the defendant. Legal counsel appointed for a defendant may be a GAL previously appointed to the same defendant.

5. In any judicial proceeding where involuntary commitment is sought, the defendant shall be entitled to receive any evidence to be used against him or her no less than five (5) days advance of any hearing in which such evidence will be used, and shall be entitled to offer evidence, including but not limited to expert testimony and medical evaluations, of his or her capacity and his or her lack of need for involuntary commitment.

6. In any judicial proceeding where a sentence of involuntary commitment is ordered by the court, the commitment order shall include a date certain of the  length of the commitment, such date not to exceed ten (10) years in length. If, upon the expiration of the commitment period it is believed that the defendant should remain committed, a new judicial proceeding shall be initiated.

7. In any judicial proceeding where a sentence of involuntary commitment is ordered by the court, the commitment order shall enumerate those constititional rights to which the defendant is to be deprived for the duration of the commitment period along with an explanation of why such rights need to be deprived.

8. Upon a sentence of involuntary commitment ordered by the court, the defendant may appeal such order for cause within thirty (30) days of sentencing.

9. Any defendant sentenced to a term of involuntary commitment shall be entitled to prosecute a writ of habeas corpus at any time during the duration of the commitment period to offer new evidence of his or her capacity and his or her lack of need for involuntary commitment, provided that no such writ shall be prosecuted more frequently than once every 180 days.

10. Any defendant sentenced to a term of involuntary commitment shall be reevaluated at least once per year during the term of commitment to determine if the defendant continues to need involuntary commitment.

11. Upon the release of a defendant from a term of involuntary commitment, those constititional rights to which the defendant was deprived during the duration of the commitment period shall be restored, absent a finding of need by the court by clear and convincing evidence that such rights pose a clear risk to the defendant or others. If a court does make such finding the court shall issue an explanation of why such rights need to be deprived.


TITLE III: SANITORIUMS

1. No sanitorium in the Southern Region shall perform any lobotomy on any resident patient in its custody.

2. No sanitorium in the Southern Region shall perform any electroshock therapy on any resident patient in its custody.

3. No sanitorium in the Southern Region shall perform any sterilization procedure on any resident patient in its custody.

4. No sanitorium in the Southern Region shall perform any experimental medical procedure on or prescribe any experimental medication to any resident patient in its custody, without the consent of a family member given guardianship over the patient or if none, a GAL appointed to represent the best interests of the patient.

5. No sanitorium in the Southern Region shall forcibly feed or medicate any resident patient in its custody, without the consent of a family member given guardianship over the patient or if none, a GAL appointed to represent the best interests of the patient.

6. No sanitorium in the Southern Region shall prohibit any resident patient in its custody from receiving visitors, phone calls, or mail during normal operating hours.

7. No sanitorium in the Southern Region shall unreasonably use any physical restraints on any resident patient in its custody.

8. No sanitorium in the Southern Region shall vote or attempt to vote in any election on behalf any resident patient in its custody.
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« Reply #413 on: August 13, 2022, 05:06:24 PM »

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CHIPS A'HOY ACT

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TITLE I: SEMICONDUCTOR PROMOTION PROGRAM

1. There is hereby created a Southern Semiconductor Trust Fund (SSTF). The SSTF shall hold those funds dedicated herein in an interest bearing account and allocate such funds pursuant to law.

2. Over the next five (5) years, $20 billion is hereby authorized to be appropriated to assist in the development of semiconductor manufacturing production in the Southern Region. Such funds shall serve as financial assistance for building or modernizing semiconductor manufacturing capabilities in the Southern Region.

3. The funds authorized to be expended under this title shall be expended as follows:

A. $10 Billion from the SSTF is hereby authorized to be expended over the next five (5) years to finance, guarantee, or subsidize site acquistion, development, and facilities construction for commercial semiconductor manufacturing. $6 Billion of this amount shall be in the form of direct loans or loan guatantees. Grant and loan determinations for this purpose shall consider all relevant factors in making such determination. All recovered loan repayments shall be deposited in the SSTF.

B. $7 Billion from the SSTF is hereby authorized to be expended over the next five (5) years to finance, guarantee, or subsidize machinery, equipment, tools, and process acquistion, development, and installation for commercial semiconductor manufacturing. $5 Billion of this amount shall be in the form of direct loans or loan guatantees. Grant and loan determinations for this purpose shall consider all relevant factors in making such determination. All recovered loan repayments shall be deposited in the SSTF.

C. $3 Billion from the SSTF is hereby authorized to be expended over the next five (5) years to subsidize workforce training, development, and recruitment for commercial semiconductor manufacturing. This amount shall be in the form of grants. Grant determinations for this purpose shall consider all relevant factors in making such determination.

4. Any recipient of funds under this Title shall grant an Easement to the Southern Region over the property acquired or funded pursuant to this Title. This Easement shall include a right to temporarily secure and assume control of such property and the delivery priority of any semiconductors produced thereon during a declared emergency if the Governor determines such security or control is necessary to Regional safety or security. Any such assumption of control shall expire after sixty (60) days unless extended by law.

5. Any recipient of funds under this Title shall adopt and implement a Cybersecurity Plan approved by the Governor that is capable of adequately protecting the facility funded by this Title as well as any other property owned, controlled, or managed by the recipient.

6. Any recipient of funds under this Title shall be considered contractors for purposes of the No Chinese Spyware Act.


TITLE II: FUNDING AND ENACTMENT

1. $1 Billion from the Disaster Relief Trust Fund is hereby transferred to the SSTF.

2. $572 Million from the Civil Defense Trust Fund is hereby transferred to the SSTF.

3. The increased revenue raised by the No Adult Daycares Act is hereby dedicated to the SSTF for the next five (5) years.

4. The followin Sin Taxes are hereby increased by one (1) percentage point with the increased revenue raised dedicated to the SSTF for the next five (5) years:

A. Adult Entertainment income

B. Bank and financial institution income

C. Crypto currency mining

D. Crypto currency gains

E. Data Broker profits

F. Dating or Sex Location Services

G. Electric vehicles 1%

H. Social media company profits

I. Pornography

J. Social media company profits

5. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #414 on: August 13, 2022, 05:21:36 PM »


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WORKFORCE STABILIZATION ACT

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1. Article II, Sec. 3, Cl. 1 of the Constitution of Atlasia guarantees to the Regions and their people all powers not granted to the federal government elsewhere in the Constitution and reserves to the Southern Region and people of the South certain powers as they were understood at the time that Constitution was ratified. The guaranty of those powers is a matter of contract between the Southern Region and people of the South and the government of Atlasia.

2. Article III, Sec. 3 of the Constitution of Atlasia only gives the federal government to regulate foreign trade and inter-regional commerce.

3. The government of Atlasia is a government of limited powers. Only those powers expressly granted to the government of Atlasia by the Constitution of Atlasia may be exercised by the government of Atlasia.

4. The regulation of intraregional or intrastate commerce, including local employment contracts as affected by intrastate business, is vested in the Regions under the Atlasian Constitution and is specifically retained by the Southern Region.

5. In light of the above findings, employment contract regulation in the Southern Region for all purposes of regulating business activity performed in the Southern Region when the contracts or products of such business activities are held, maintained, or retained within the borders of the Southern Region, is the principal responsibility of the the Southern Region, and any federal law or regulation over such intraregional or intrastate activity and are hereby declared to be null, void, and of no effect within the Southern Region to the extent it is contradicted herein. No local, State, or Regional money or resources shall be expended in the enforcement of such federal nullities, nor shall any local, State, Regional, or Atlasian employees or agents enforce, or attempt to enforce such federal nullities within the Southern Region.

6. For purposes of this act, The Walter Reuther & Cesar Chavez Solidarity Act, an Atlasian statute is hereby declared to be included in the subject matter of section 5 of this act.

7. Any provision herein found to be unconstitutional by a court of proper jurisdiction shall be severable from the remainder of this act.

8. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #415 on: August 13, 2022, 06:38:32 PM »

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YOU ARE TOO BIG ACT

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1. The Bullmoose Act shall be amended as follows:

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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. The Southern Region and any State or local government therein shall transfer any financial assets it has deposited or invested with a financial investment company or fund that violates this provision within six (6) months of such violation. Any financial investment company or fund that manages finances for persons in the Southern Region shall be prohibited from casting proxy votes on behalf of beneficiaries when such company or fund owns more than 1% of a particular company’s voting securities. In such case the individual passive investors shall be responsible for casting votes.

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 cast or recommend any proxy vote or 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. [/B]

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9. It shall be considered an illegal antitrust violation for any investment firm or financial management service, other than a financial institution, to own or hold an ownership stake exceeding 10% in more than 50,000 residential rental properties or in more than 50,000 acres of commercial farmland. The Attorney General may prosecute such violations which shall be punishable by a fine of $10,000.00 per day. A court of competent jurisdiction shall also order any appropriate equitable relief, including but not limited to the divestment of residential rental properties or commercial farmland exceeding the cap.

2. This act shall take effect June 1, 2023.
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« Reply #416 on: August 13, 2022, 06:52:27 PM »

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SOUTHERN CODE COMMISSION ACT

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1. The Southern Region hereby establishes the Southern Code Commission, which shall be tasked with the following duties:

A. Reviewing, organizing, and compiling all Southern laws based on subject matter.

B. Identifying grammatical errors and areas of duplication, overlap, or conflict with Southern law.

C. Drafting and recommending comprehensive code compilations for readoption based on subject matter similar to previous endeavors by the Region of Lincoln.

D. Making recommendations to increase the accessibility of the Southern Code.

E. Updating the Wiki as needed.

2. The Commission shall be appointed by the Governor and 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. A majority of commission members must have Wiki editing privileges.

3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #417 on: August 13, 2022, 07:31:25 PM »

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FREMONT FRIENDSHIP ACT

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Whereas, friendship between Regions is important; and

Whereas, the Commonwealth of Fremont, under the able leadership of Governor Scott has sought to reestablish friendly relations with the Southern Region after its evil and trecherous invasion of the South; and

Whereas, the Commonwealth of Fremont has paid reparations to the Southern Region and repealed its discriminatory travel bans affecting Southern States;

Now therefore, the Southern Region hereby ordains the following:

1. A bronze sculpture is hereby commissioned to be made of Thomas Jefferson with his right arm fully extended and his right hand pointing westward towards the Pacific Ocean.

2. The base of the new copy shall be inscribed with the following: "To our friends in Fremont, the South extends this token of affection".

3. The new copy shall be gifted by the Southern Governor to the Government of Fremont.

4. The Southern Regional government shall purchase 50,000 troy ounces of silver bullion and commission the minting of 50,000 non legal tender, silver, 1 troy oz commemorative tokens, to be sold to the public at $35 per token. Each token shall include on the obverse, "Southern Region 2023", the Official Southern Motto Emeritus, and a sculpting to be approved by the governor, of a dove aloft in flight carrying am olive branch in its beak. Each token shall include on the reverse, "South - Fremont, Reconcilliation" as well as a sculpting to be approved by the governor, of Thomas Jefferson and John C. Fremont shaking hands. All proceeds from the sale of these tokens shall be used to offset any costs incurred under this Act, with any balance going to the general fund.

5. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #418 on: August 15, 2022, 07:12:20 AM »

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CROSSWALK NEUTRALITY ACT

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1. No person in the Southern Region shall be prosecuted for damaging, defacing, or vandalizing public property or for any hate crime, merely for leaving a skid mark or tire mark on a street, crosswalk, or any paint or chalk on the surface thereof.

2. To protect the public safety, neither the Southern Regional government, nor any State or local government therein shall be permitted to paint or allow any other person to paint any phrase, message, or symbol on any public street, sidewalk, or crosswalk, other than phrases, messages, or symbols related to controlling and directing traffic or identifying places.

3. It is the position of the Southern Region that the public streets, sidewalks, and crosswalks should not be used for the painting of political messages.

4. Nothing in this act shall apply to the use of chalk.

5. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #419 on: August 18, 2022, 07:07:00 AM »

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INVASIVE INSECTS ACT

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1. The Southern Region hereby reaffirms that the official name of the insect species Lymantria dispar is Gypsy Moth and Aphaenogaster araneoides is Gypsy Ant

2. Accordingly, no Regional, State, or local public funds shall be expended:

A. To acquire or provide any textbook, teaching materials, or library book that identifies Lymantria dispar or Aphaenogaster araneoides with a name other than Gypsy Moth or Gypsy Ant respectively;

B. To fund activities by any club, organization, entity, or non-profit that identifies Lymantria dispar or Aphaenogaster araneoides with a name other than Gypsy Moth or Gypsy Ant respectively;

C. To draft, prepare, or distribute any report or other public document that identifies Lymantria dispar or Aphaenogaster araneoides with a name other than Gypsy Moth or Gypsy Ant respectively.

3. It shall be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of no less than $1,000.00 and no more than $10,000.00 for any person in the Southern Region to knowingly introduce, release, enable, or permit any Gypsy Moth, including its larva or eggs, into any habitat in which such insect species is not presently endemic. For purposes of this provision, knowingly introducing, releasing, enabling, or permitting a Gypsy Moth into any Southern State or external territory other than the States of Delaware, Maryland, Nyman, West Virginia, or Virginia shall constitute prima facia evidence of a violation.

4.  It shall be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of no more than $5,000.00 for any person in the Southern Region to knowingly transport more than a cord of unprocessed firewood from any habitat in which the Gypsy Moth is presently endemic to any habitat in which the Gypsy Moth is not presently endemic. Any such firewood shall be subject to immediate seizure and shall be burned as quickly as is practicable upon such seizure. For purposes of this provision, knowingly transporting more than a cord of unprocessed firewood from Delaware, Maryland, Nyman, West Virginia, or Virginia to any other State or external territory of the Southern Region shall constitute prima facia evidence of a violation.

5. This act shall take effect April 1, 2023.
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« Reply #420 on: August 18, 2022, 07:20:51 AM »

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STOP RACIST LABOR ACT

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1. No collective bargaining agreement or employment contract entered into in the Southern Region shall be permitted to prioritize layoffs, promotions, hirings, firings, or any other bargaining term based upon any protected class status enumerated in the Southern Constitution.

2. Any existing agreement or contract that violates this act is hereby declared to be against the public policy of the Southern Region and is null and void.

3. This act shall take effect thirty (30) days after the date of passage.
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« Reply #421 on: August 18, 2022, 12:01:57 PM »

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COURTROOM ANTICS ACT

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1. In any court in the Southern Region, the presiding judge shall be responsible for determining the courtroom rules for walkout music used by lawyers when beginning a trial, provided that any decision to allow walkout music shall permit equal time to each party participating in the trial.

2. No person imprisoned in the Southern Region shall be charged a fee to use any telephone or electronic communication service when such use is to communicate with legal counsel or potential legal counsel.

3. This act shall take effect immediately.

I co-sign as a sponsor of this legislation.
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