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« Reply #375 on: November 05, 2022, 11:13:29 AM »

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COMMONSENSE PROGRAM REFORM ACT
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to make government more efficient, make it easier to get food stamps, and redirect federal money to better welfare programs
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SECTION I.: NAME

a.  This Act may be cited as the Commonsense Welfare Reform Act.

SECTION II: AGENCY CONSOLIDATION

a. The Subdepartment of Health and Human Services (HHS) shall be renamed the Subdepartment of Human Services and Welfare (HSW)

b. The following agencies, and all related programs, administrative powers, obligations, and duties shall be transferred to the DHW:

   1. The Social Security Administration (SSA)

   2. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), currently part of the Subdepartment of Agriculture

   3. The Office of Housing, currently part of the Subdepartment of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with the exception of the Federal Housing Administration which shall remain within HUD and all activities and powers related to the administration of the Manufactured Housing Program which shall be transferred to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

   4. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), currently part of the Subdepartment of Labor, with the exception of all activities and powers related to the administration of the Agricultural Worker’s Survey Program which shall transfer to the Census Bureau, currently part of the Subdepartment of Commerce.

   5. The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), currently part of the Subdepartment of Labor.

   6. The Office of Federal Student Aid, currently part of the Subdepartment of Education.

c. The following offices and agencies and all related programs, powers, obligations, and duties shall be transferred from HSW:

   1. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the Subdepartment of Commerce.

   2. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the Department of Justice.

d. The administrator of HSW shall oversee the creation of a cross-program database of program beneficiaries to better monitor against fraud and abuse.

e. After 60 days of non-repayment following notice, HSW shall have the authority to recover benefit overpayments from one program by deducting the amount from other programs the beneficiary is collecting from.

f. HSW shall hire an additional 35 Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) to hear Atlascare appeals, and an additional 5 ALJs to hear appeals from the SSA. Funding for these judges shall come from the savings realized in this bill.

SECTION III: NUTRITION PROGRAMS

a. Eligibility

   1. Eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) shall be expanded to include persons earning up to 150% of the poverty line and persons who own less than $5,000 in assets.

   2. No person otherwise eligible for SNAP benefits shall be excluded from the program due to past criminal or felony conviction. Nothing in this clause prohibits federal employees from investigating potential fraud. 7 U.S.C. § 2015 shall be amended accordingly.

   3. SNAP receiving households that receive substantial winnings from any lottery or from gambling where such winnings would lead to the disqualification of the household from SNAP eligibility shall report such winnings to the DHWS within fifteen (15) days of receiving such winnings and shall be liable for reimbursement for any SNAP funds spent after that period. 7 U.S.C. § 2015 shall be amended accordingly.

   4. SNAP eligibility may not be determined on the basis of participating in a State or Regional low-income heating and energy assistance program. 7 USC § 2014(e)(6)(C) shall be amended accordingly.

   5. Adult college students shall not be eligible to receive SNAP benefits unless the student is employed, is participating in career and technical training programs, or in a work study program. 7 USC § 2015(e)(3)(B) shall be amended accordingly.

b. Savings and Fraud Prevention  

   1. Any unspent SNAP benefits remaining when the proceeding month’s benefits are deposited on any EBT account shall be expunged. 7 USC § 2020 shall be amended accordingly.

   2. No person receiving SNAP benefits shall receive deposit fees for returned cans or bottles greater than $20 per household per month. 7 USC § 2012(k)(1) shall be amended accordingly.

   3. The regulation requiring food vendors to carry a minimum number of staple foods to participate in the program is hereby eliminated.

   4. Chewing gum shall not be an eligible item to purchase with SNAP benefits.

  5. At the beginning of fiscal year 2024 authorization for the following programs administered by SNAP shall expire and all related funding shall be redirected to assist in paying for the eligibility expansion contained herein:

     A. Media and enrollment campaign activities. 7 USC § 2025(a)(4) shall be amended accordingly.
     B. SNAP Performance Bonus Program. 7 USC § 2025(d) shall be amended accordingly.
     C. SNAP Employment and Training program. 7 USC § 2025(h)(1)(A) shall be amended accordingly.
     D. SNAP nutrition education program. 7 USC § 2036a  shall be amended accordingly.
     E. SNAP Outreach Coalition.
     F. SNAP Outreach Grant Program.
     G. U.S.-Mexico partnership for nutrition assistance initiative. The MOU entered into (7/22/04) is hereby rescinded.

   6. At the beginning of fiscal year 2024 authorization for the following redundant programs shall expire and all related funding shall be redirected to assist in paying for the eligibility expansion contained herein:

     A. Afterschool Snack Program.
     B. Child and Adult Care Food Program.
     C. Commodity Supplemental Food Program. 7 USC § 612c shall be amended accordingly.
     D. Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program.
     E. Emergency Food Assistance Program 7 USC § 2036(a) shall be amended accordingly.
     F. Indian Reservations Food Distribution Program.
     G. Fresh Food and Vegetable Program. 42 USC § 1769a shall be amended accordingly.
     H. Nutrition Information and Awareness Program. 7 USC § 3171 shall be amended accordingly.
     I. Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. 7 USC § 3007 shall be amended accordingly.
     J. Special Milk Program.
     K. Summer Food Service Program.
     L. WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.
     M. Nutrition Cash Payments in Puerto Rico. 7 USC § 2028(a)(2)(B) shall be amended accordingly.

SECTION IV: MISCELLANEOUS CHANGES

a. The cap on SSI overpayment recoveries is hereby eliminated.

b. On January 1, 2024, authorization to carry out the HOPE VI currently administered by HUD shall expire.

c. On January 1, 2024, authorization to carry out the Housing Counselors Program and Mobility Counselors Program currently administered by HUD shall expire.

d. Beginning in fiscal year 2024, no CDBG funds awarded shall be expended on community centers, signs, banners, landscaping, parking lots, or decorative streetscape.

e. No person shall be eligible to collect both federal Unemployment Insurance payments and Social Security Disability Insurance payments simultaneously.

f. No person whose annual income exceeds $1 Million shall be eligible to collect Unemployment Insurance payments during that year.

g. Long-term Emergency federal Unemployment Insurance payments shall be capped at seventy-five (75) consecutive weeks.

h. On January 1, 2024, authorization to carry out the Title X Family Planning Program currently administered by HHS shall expire.

i. Federal funding for fiscal year 2024 for the following federal scholarships shall be redirected into the Pell Grant Program:

   1. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship
   2. The Fulbright Scholarship
   3. The James Madison Fellowship
   4. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship
   5. The Udall Scholarship
   6. HUD Doctoral Scholarship

j.  Prostitution, employment in a brothel, or employment as an adult entertainer shall not constitute available, eligible, or potential employment, work, or jobs for the purpose of work requirements. No person shall be denied any benefit or award with a work requirement for declining or refusing to accept employment as a prostitute, employee of a brothel, or adult entertainer, nor shall any job placement service recommend such employment to any person.

SECTION V: TIMING

a. Unless otherwise specified herein, the provisions of this act shall take effect six (6) months from the date of passage.
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« Reply #376 on: November 05, 2022, 11:14:15 AM »

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SARBANES-OXLEY REFORM ACT

SENATE BILL

to relax burdensome regulations on smaller companies

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SECTION I: NAME

1. This act shall be called the Sarbanes-Oxley Reform Act.

SECTION II: EXEMPTION FOR SMALLER COMPANIES

1. The regulation requiring all publicly traded companies with an aggregate worldwide market value at $75 million to conduct a PCAOB approved audit each year shall be amended to exempt all such companies with an aggregate worldwide market value of $700 Million or less. Nothing in this section shall affect any criminal penalties for any crime committed by the publicly traded company. 17 CFR 240.12b-2 shall be amended accordingly.

SECTION III: TIME

1. This Act shall take effect July 1, 2023.
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« Reply #377 on: November 05, 2022, 11:14:47 AM »

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SUPERFUND AMENDMENT ACT


Senate Bill
to limit pollution on federal property


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1. This Act shall be called the Superfund Amendments Act.

2. 42 U.S.C. 9620(a) is hereby amended to require that each department, agency, and instrumentality of Atlasia shall be subject to, and comply with, at facilities that are or have been owned or operated by any such department, agency, or instrumentality, Regional or State substantive and procedural requirements regarding response relating to hazardous substances or pollutants or contaminants, including State hazardous waste requirements, in the same manner and to the same extent as any nongovernmental entity.

3. Atlasia hereby expressly waives any immunity otherwise applicable to Atlasia with respect to any Regional or State substantive or procedural requirement referred to in this act, including immunity from injunctive relief, civil penalties, criminal sanctions.

4.Unless otherwise specified herein, this act shall take effect 120 days from the date of passage.

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« Reply #378 on: November 05, 2022, 12:55:59 PM »
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Senate Bill
To restrict embassy's displaying of flags and other purposes

Be it enacted in the Atlasian Senate Assembled,

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EMBASSY NEUTRALITY ACT

1. No flag shall be displayed by the government of Atlasia, or any officer or employee thereof upon the exterior property of any Atlasian embassy or consulate other than the Atlasian flag, the flag of any Region, the NATO flag, or the POW-MIA Flag, nor shall any federal funding be expended for the purchase, acquisition, or display of any such prohibited flag upon such embassy or consulate.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #379 on: November 05, 2022, 01:01:16 PM »

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SENATE BILL

To rebalance legal obligations of corporate boards and to prioritize domestic business operations, and other purposes.

Be it Enacted in the Atlasian Senate Assembled,

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BULLMOOSE ACT

1. The officers and governing board of any publicly traded stock corporation incorporated in Atlasia 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. For purposes of this section, decisions made that prioritize domestic businesses and workers over foreign businesses and workers, the national interest, legal compliance, and patriotism to Atlasia shall not be considered a prohibited factor that violates the duty as a prudent investor.

2. The officers, agents, and employees of any financial investment company or fund that manages finances for persons in Atlasia 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 Atlasian 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 Atlasia 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. For purposes of this section, decisions made that prioritize domestic businesses and workers over foreign businesses and workers, the national interest, legal compliance, and patriotism to Atlasia shall not be considered a prohibited factor that violates the duty as a prudent investor.

3. The officers, agents, and employees of any shareholder proxy voting firm or company that advises on corporate shareholder proxy voting for persons in Atlasia 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.
For purposes of this section, decisions made that prioritize domestic businesses and workers over foreign businesses and workers, the national interest, legal compliance, and patriotism to Atlasia shall not be considered a prohibited factor that violates the duty as a prudent investor.

4. No publicly traded stock corporation incorporated in Atlasia 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 any region in Atlasia shall be deemed to consent to personal jurisdiction to be sued in such 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 such Region or not.

 6. Any limited liability company (LLC) that owns real property or engages in commerce within any region shall be deemed to consent to personal jurisdiction to be sued in such 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 such 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 federal, regional, or State law, and the assets of such entity are insufficient to cover the legal damages, any person upon filing a civil suit 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. It shall be considered an illegal antitrust violation for any foreign country or 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.

9.This act shall take effect 120 days from the date of passage.
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« Reply #380 on: November 05, 2022, 01:31:38 PM »

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SENATE BILL
To guard against espionage and subversion of national interests via social media platforms and other purposes.

Be it enacted in the Atlasian Senate Assembled,

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NO DISCORD SPYING ACT

1. Title II of the Fighting Sino-Espionage Act shall be amended as follows:

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A. The term “covered application” means the social networking service TikTok or any successor application or service developed or provided by ByteDance Limited or an entity owned by ByteDance Limited, as well as the communication service Discord or any successor application or service developed or provided by TenCent Holdings Limited or an entity owned by TenCent Holdings Limited.;

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2. This act shall take effect thirty (30) days from the date of passage unless TenCent Holdings Limited, or any subordinate entity thereof divests its ownership stake in Discord.
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« Reply #381 on: November 05, 2022, 02:59:35 PM »

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OBSOLETE PROGRAMS SUNSET ACT

SENATE BILL


to eliminate dumb programs

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SECTION I: NAME
a. This act shall be referred to as the Obsolete Programs Sunset Act

SECTION II: REDUNDANT, OBSOLETE, OR UNNECESSARY PROGRAMS
1. Authorization for the following programs shall expire on January 1, 2024:
   a. Forestry Service International Programs, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Agriculture
   b. The Agricultural Mediation Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Agriculture
   c. All projects carried out by the Agricultural Transportation Services Division, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Agriculture.
   d. The Rails to Trails Abandoned Railway Corridor Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Transportation
   e. The Safe Routes to Schools Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Transportation
   f. The Scenic Turnout and Overlook Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Transportation
   g. The National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Transportation
   h. National Scenic Byways Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Transportation
   i. The Essential Air Services Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Transportation
   j. The Recreational Trails Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Transportation
   k. Transportation Alternatives Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Transportation
   l. Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Transportation
   m. The FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Energy
   n. The Natural Disaster Resilience Competition, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Homeland Security
   o. The Natural Disaster Resilience Grant Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Homeland Security
   p. The LWCF State Recreational Grant Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Interior
   q. The Nonpoint Source Management Grant Program, currently administered by the Environmental Protection Agency
   r. The Brownfields Opportunity Grant Program, currently administered by the Environmental Protection Agency
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« Reply #382 on: November 05, 2022, 03:25:18 PM »

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DRUG INFLATION REDUCTION ACT

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TITLE I: COMPOUNDING PHARMACIES

1. For the purposes of this title:

A. chronically ill patient means a patient whose physician has diagnosed the patient as having a long-term disease or condition that if left untreated may cause major irreversible morbidity and who might benefit from individualized or specialized medication that is not commercially available.

B. compounding pharmacy means a pharmacy that is classified as a 503a pharmacy by the Atlasian Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

C. monographs means quality standards for prescription medicines and dietary supplements that articulate the quality expectations for a medicine or dietary supplement, including its identity, strength, purity and performance.

D. terminally ill patient means a patient whose physician has diagnosed the patient with a disease that, taking into account the patient’s medical circumstances, will cause the patient’s death in a reasonably foreseeable time.

2. Chronically-ill patients and terminally ill patients have the right to determine, with the assistance and guidance of their health care providers, individual courses of treatment through the use of medications and treatments obtained from a compounding pharmacy.

3. Compounding pharmacies shall have access to Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients for use in compounding that meet Atlasia Pharmacopeia Monographs, if the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient is:

A. prepared for use by an FDA-registered Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient manufacturer or packager; and

B. Lawfully shipped to the compounding pharmacy and arrives with a certificate of analysis detailing quality specifications, including any medications, dietary supplements, and amino acids that are already in use by compounding pharmacies, in order to provide chronically ill patients and terminally ill patients with the prescribed individual course of treatment.

4. Section (3) of this Title does not apply if the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient is deemed unsafe for compounding by the FDA or is placed on the Interim 503a Category II Bulk Drug Substance List. Compounding pharmacies may use substances placed on the Interim 503a Category III Bulk Drug Substance List only if the substance meets the requirements of this act.

5. This act does not allow any treatment or use of medication that is intended to cause the death of the patient.


TITLE II: DRUG DONATIONS

1. For the purposes of this title:

A. Donate means to give without requiring anything or significant monetary value from the recipient.  The term shall include giving by a nonprofit organization to another nonprofit organization where the donor organization has charged a nominal fee to the donee organization, and distribution by a nonprofit organization to an ultimate recipient who has been required to pay a nominal fee to the nonprofit organization.

B. Drug means:

i. any article recognized in the official Atlasian Pharmacopoeia, or the official National Formulary, or any supplement to them; or

ii. any article intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans; or

iii.  any article other than food intended to affect the structure or any function of the human body; but does not mean medical supply as defined in this title.

C. Gross negligence means conduct by a person with knowledge, at the time of the conduct, that the conduct is harmful to the health or well-being of another person.

D. Intentional misconduct means conduct by a person with knowledge, at the time of the conduct, that the conduct is harmful to the health or well-being of another person.

E.  Medical supply means any instrument, apparatus, implement, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar or related article including any component, part, or accessory, which is:

i.   recognized in the official National Formulary, or the official Atlasian Pharmacopoeia, or any supplement to them; or

ii.   intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans; or

iii.  intended to affect the structure of any function of the human body, and which does not achieve any of its principal intended purposes through chemical action within or on the human body and which is not dependent upon being metabolized for the achievement of any of its principal intended purposes.

F.   Nonprofit organization means an incorporated or unincorporated entity that:

i.  is operating for religious, charitable, or educational purposes; and

ii. does not provide net earnings to, or operate in any other manner that insures to the benefit of, any office employee, or shareholder of the entity.  As used in this paragraph, earning shall not include employee compensation.

G. Person means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization, association, or governmental entity including but not limited to a drug manufacturer, medical supply manufacturer, retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, wholesaler, clinic, physician, nurse, hospital, dentist, outpatient health facility nursing home, home health care entity, or nonprofit drug or medical supply distributor.  In the case of a corporation, partnership, organization, association or government entity, the term includes as officer, director, partner, deacon, elder, priest, pastor, rabbi, imam, trustee, council member, or other elected or appointed individual responsible for the governance of the entity. In the case of an individual, the term includes heirs, executors, and administrators of an estate who donate unused drugs or medical supplies belonging to a deceased person.

2. A person shall not be subject to any civil or criminal liability arising from the nature, age, packaging, or condition of drugs or medical supplies that the person donates in good faith to a nonprofit organization for ultimate distribution to needy individuals, except that this paragraph shall not apply to an injury to or death or an ultimate user or recipient of the drug or medical supply that results from an act or omission of the donor constituting gross negligence or intentional misconduct.

3. If some or all of the donated drugs or medical supplies do not meet all quality and labeling standards imposed by federal law, the person who donates the drug or medical supply shall not be subject to civil or criminal liability in accordance with this title if the donor:

A. is informed by the doctor of the distressed or defective condition of the donated drug or medical supply; and

B. agrees to take necessary measures to comply with all relevant quality standards imposed by federal law prior to distribution of the donated drug or medical supply; and

C.  is made knowledgeable as to the quality standards applicable to the donated drug or medical supply under federal law.

4. This title shall not be construed to create any liability.

5. The government of Atlasia memorializes the Regions to work with the federal government in establishing recycling and redistribution programs for narcotics in health care facilities and other established drug repositories.


TITLE III: OVERDOSE PREVENTION

1. For the purposes of this title:

A.  Opioid antagonist means a drug, such as naloxone, that satisfies all of the following:

i.The drug binds to the opioid receptors and competes with or displaces opioid agonists at the opioid receptor site but does not activate the receptors, effectively blocking the receptor and preventing or reversing the effect of an opioid agonist; and

ii.The drug is not a controlled substance.

B. Standing order means an order transmitted electronically or in writing by a practitioner for a drug or device for multiple patients or for one or more groups of patients.

2. It shall be lawful for emergency medical technicians or service providers, certified first responders, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, or pharmacists to administer naloxone or another opioid antagonist to individuals who are undergoing or who are believed to be undergoing an opioid-related drug overdose.

3. Any emergency medical technicians or service providers, certified first responders, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, or pharmacists shall undergo any training necessary to safely and properly administer naloxone or another opioid antagonist.

4. Every ambulance service provider shall do all of the following:

A. Ensure that every emergency medical technicians or service providers and certified first responders under the ambulance service provider’s supervision who has obtained the training necessary to safely and properly administer naloxone or another opioid antagonist has a supply of naloxone or the other opioid antagonist available for administration when he or she is performing his or her duties as an emergency medical technician, to the extent that naloxone or the other opioid antagonist is available to the ambulance service provider.

B. Require each emergency medical technicians or service providers and certified first responders under the supervision of the ambulance service provider to keep a record of each instance in which naloxone or another opioid antagonist is administered to an individual who is undergoing or who is believed to be undergoing an opioid-related drug overdose.

C. Submit such records to the State in which the administration occurs annually.

5.  A law enforcement agency or fire department may enter into a written agreement to affiliate with an ambulance service provider or a physician for all of the following purposes:

A. Obtaining a supply of naloxone or another opioid antagonist; and

B. Allowing law enforcement officers and fire fighters to obtain the training necessary to safely and properly administer naloxone or another opioid antagonist to individuals who are undergoing or who are believed to be undergoing an opioid-related drug overdose.

6. An emergency medical technician or service provider, certified first responder, law enforcement officer, fire fighter, physician, physician assistant, advanced practice nurse, or pharmacist who, reasonably believing another person to be undergoing an opioid-related drug overdose, administers naloxone or another opioid antagonist to that person shall be immune from civil or criminal liability for any outcomes resulting from the administration of the opioid antagonist to that person, if the person so administering is acting pursuant to any training required by this title.

7. A pharmacist authorized to issue prescription orders may do any of the following:

A. Prescribe an opioid antagonist to a person in a position to assist an individual at risk of undergoing an opioid-related drug overdose and may deliver the opioid antagonist to that person. A prescription order under this subdivision need not specify the name and address of the individual to whom the opioid antagonist will be administered, but shall instead specify the name of the person to whom the opioid antagonist is prescribed.

B. Issue a standing order to one (1) or more persons authorizing the dispensing of an opioid antagonist.

8.  A physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse who prescribes or delivers an opioid antagonist shall ensure that the person to whom the opioid antagonist is prescribed has or has the capacity to provide the knowledge and training necessary to safely administer the opioid antagonist to an individual undergoing an opioid-related overdose and that the person demonstrates the capacity to ensure that any individual to whom the person further delivers the opioid antagonist has or receives that knowledge and training.

9. A physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse who, acting in good faith, prescribes or delivers an opioid antagonist in accordance with this title or who, acting in good faith, otherwise lawfully prescribes or dispenses an opioid antagonist, shall be immune from criminal or civil liability and may not be subject to professional discipline for any outcomes resulting from prescribing, delivering, or dispensing the opioid antagonist.

10.  A pharmacist may, upon and in accordance with the prescription order of a physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse authorized to issue prescription orders that complies with law, deliver an opioid antagonist to a person specified in the prescription order and may, upon and in accordance with the standing order of a physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse that complies with the law, deliver an opioid antagonist to an individual in accordance with the order.  The pharmacist shall provide a consultation in accordance with law.

12. A pharmacist who, acting in good faith, delivers an opioid antagonist in accordance with this title, or who, acting in good faith, otherwise lawfully dispenses an opioid antagonist, shall be immune from criminal or civil liability and may not be subject to professional discipline under for any outcomes resulting from delivering or dispensing the opioid antagonist.

13.  Any person may possess an opioid antagonist. Any person may deliver or dispense an opioid antagonist. Subject to law, any person who, acting in good faith, delivers or dispenses an opioid antagonist to another person, or who, reasonably believing another person to be undergoing an opioid-related drug overdose, administers an opioid antagonist to that person shall be immune from civil or criminal liability for any outcomes resulting from delivering, dispensing, or administering the opioid antagonist.


TITLE IV: LIABILITY SHIELD

1. Any licensed pharmacist shall be immune from federal criminal prosecution and civil liability for dispensing to a patient with a valid prescription, a prescription drug that has been approved as safe by the FDA, regardless of if the patient prescribed the drug is taking the drug for an off-label treatment. This shall include, but not be limited to, Hydroxychloriquine and Ivermectin.

2. Nothing in this title shall prohibit Regions from imposing additional requirements for the dispensing of drugs under their own Regional laws.


TITLE V: WARNINGS AND LIMITS ON DANGEROUS DRUGS

1. No Leuproelin, SSRI, SNRI, SMS, SARI, NRI, TCA, TeCA, MAOI, or other prescription antidepressant medication, steroid, hormone, or abortion drug shall be prescribed to or dispensed to an unemancipated minor without the express written consent of each of the minor's parents or guardians.

2. Any Leuproelin dispensed pursuant to federal law shall include a warning that such drug increases the risk of osteoporosis, sterility, depression, and suicide in minors.

3. Any SSRI, SNRI, SMS, SARI, NRI, TCA, TeCA, MAOI, or other prescription antidepressant medication, steroid, hormone, or abortion drug dispensed pursuant to federal law shall include a warning that such drug increases the risk of sterility, depression, and suicide in minors.

4. Any prescription drug that contains pig products or is otherwise not kosher or halal dispensed pursuant to federal law shall include a warning that such drug contains pig products or is not kosher or halal.


TITLE VI: ENACTMENT

1. This act shall take effect thirty (30) days after passage.


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1. As used in this act:

A. Suicide Drug means any drug or chemical that is designed or intended to kill a human being upon ingestion or injection thereof. Suicide drug shall not include any drug used to carry out lawful and humane capital punishment as a penalty for a crime.

B. Suicide Pod means any pod, booth, or enclosure, whether or not coin-operated, that is designed or intended to kill a human being inside such pod, booth, or enclosure, including but not limited to by methods of suffocation such as the Swiss Sarco.

2. It shall be a felony punishable by imprisonment for no less than three (3) years and no more than twenty (20) years and a fine of no less than $10,000.00 and no more than $250,000.00 for any person in Atlasia to knowingly import, sell or transfer, advertise for sale or transfer, manufacture for sale or transfer, transport for the purpose of selling or transferring, or finance the sale or transfer, of any suicide pod or suicide drug. For purposes of this act, uploading or transmitting a program or code that enables a 3D printer to manufacture a suicide pod or the components thereof constitutes a transfer in violation of this provision.

3. This act shall take effect immediately.



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1.  Any organization seeking or holding federal Atlasian government contracts or accepting federal funding which is found to knowingly employ undocumented immigrants will be ineligible for new contracts for two years following the discovery of these immigrants.

   A. The SoIA shall compile an effective and efficient procedure by which companies can verify the status of their employees. The terms of the above shall apply once the procedure is in place and companies have been given a “reasonable” chance to utilize it.

   B. Contracts that deal with critical defense or emergency related procurement may be given exemption based on the situation, but must be required to take steps to ensure the legality of their workforce going forward and the Department of Internal Affairs shall certify they have done so.

2.  The bill is not affecting contracts or funding for companies, that employed undocumented immigrants without knowing their legal status. Said companies are required to remove any undocumented employees within a period of two months instead.

3. No provision in this bill shall be construed as to condone or legalize any violations of current laws regarding racial profiling and civil rights. Any and all such violations shall be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of existing law at the time of the violation's occurrence.

4. This act shall take effect sixty (60) days from the date of passage.


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1. If a sitting Senator shall be involuntarily incapable of making posts on TalkElections forum and such Senator wishes to resign from office prior to the expiration of his or her term, then such Senator may submit notice of his or her intention to resign to no less than three (3) sitting Senators.

2. Any sitting Senator contacted pursuant to this act may introduce a resolution to expel the requesting Senator, and shall include in such resolution a screen capture of the resignation transmitted by the resigning Senator. Such resolution shall proceed immediately to the floor for debate regardless of if there are any empty floor slots.

3. Upon the certification of such resignation by two (2) other sitting Senators, including the posting by such Senators of screen captures of the resignation transmitted by the resigning Senator, the resolution shall immediately proceed to a vote.

4. The expulsion shall become effective upon the approval of a majority vote of the Senate.

5. This act shall take effect immediately.

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« Reply #383 on: November 05, 2022, 06:04:23 PM »

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PROTECT WORKERS, NOT LABOR ACT

1. No collective bargaining agreement or employment contract entered into in Atlasia shall be permitted to prioritize layoffs, promotions, hirings, firings, or any other bargaining term based upon any protected class status protecting by federal law. Any existing agreement or contract that violates this act is hereby declared to be against the public policy of Atlasia and is null and void.

2. No labor organisation shall limit the right of any member thereof to institute an action in any court, or in a proceeding before any administrative agency, irrespective of whether or not the labor organisation or its officers are named as defendants or respondents in such action or proceeding, or the right of any member of a labor organisation to appear as a witness in any judicial, administrative, or legislative proceeding, or to petition any legislature or to communicate with any legislator, provided that:

A. Any such member may be required to exhaust reasonable hearing procedures (but not to exceed a four (4) month lapse of time) within such organisation, before instituting legal or administrative proceedings against such organizations or any officer thereof; and

B. No interested employer shall directly or indirectly finance, encourage, or participate in, except as a party, any such action, proceeding, appearance, or petition.

3. No member of any labor organisation may be fined, suspended, expelled, or otherwise disciplined except for nonpayment of dues by such organisation or by any officer thereof.

4. In any election conducted pursuant to federal law for the certification or decertification of a union as an exclusive bargaining unit, the right of the workers to vote in such election by Australian ballot (aka secret ballot) shall not be infringed; and no such certification or decertification of a union as an exclusive bargaining unit shall occur except upon the affirmative vote by a majority of such workers, by Australian ballot.

5. Any provision of the constitution and bylaws of any labor organisation that is inconsistent with the provisions of this section shall be of no force or effect.

6. This act shall take effect thirty (30) days from the date this legislation is passed.

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« Reply #384 on: November 05, 2022, 06:14:37 PM »

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HOBBYISTS PROTECTION ACT


SECTION I: Definitions

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


SECTION II: Hobbyist Protections

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

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

c. Any person lawfully selling a firearm shall be allowed access the NICS database through an online portal to request a background check to determine if a potential customer is eligible to own the firearm. This online portal shall be made available no later than July 4, 2023.

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

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


SECTION III: Time

a. Unless otherwise provided herein, this act shall take effect 30 days from the date of passage.
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« Reply #385 on: November 05, 2022, 06:17:24 PM »

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USE IT OR LOSE IT ACT

1. If the holder of any federal copyright, patent, or trademark of any intellectual property renounces such copyright, patent, or trademark, or formally expresses the intent to permanently halt and discontinue the use, production, licensing, or redistribution of any intellectual property secured by such copyright, patent, or trademark, such copyright, patent, or trademark shall be null and void and the intellectual property secured thereby shall become a part of the public domain.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #386 on: November 05, 2022, 06:18:48 PM »

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USE IT OR LOSE IT ACT

1. If the holder of any federal copyright, patent, or trademark of any intellectual property renounces such copyright, patent, or trademark, or formally expresses the intent to permanently halt and discontinue the use, production, licensing, or redistribution of any intellectual property secured by such copyright, patent, or trademark, such copyright, patent, or trademark shall be null and void and the intellectual property secured thereby shall become a part of the public domain.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Stupendous bill!
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« Reply #387 on: November 05, 2022, 07:57:00 PM »

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STOPPING SURVEILLANCE ACT

1. No person who rents or leases real property pursuant to a federal program shall require the renter or lessee or any agent or invitee thereof to use a cellphone or other internet application in order to enter or access the real property, nor limit entry or access to such real property to any person based on a social credit rating, score, or other determination of societal value calculated by a computer algorithm.

A. A violation of this paragraph shall be a misdemeanor punishable by disgorgement of any profits, imprisonment for no more than 1 year, and a fine of $10,000.00 per individual person whose rights were violated. Any technology used to commit a crime under this paragraph shall be subject to forfeiture. Any data collected in violation of this paragraph shall be subject to forfeiture.

B. A person whose rights were unlawfully violated pursuant to this paragraph may maintain a civil action to recover actual damages, punitive damages of up to $10,000, reasonable legal costs, and any equitable relief necessary to enforce this act.

2. No federal department, agency, or contractor shall violate the privacy of another by using or permitting a toilet owned by him to perform or conduct a scan or analysis of any part of the body or bodily fluid or waste product of another person, nor shall any such toilet be used to collect data on any other person, nor shall any data obtained from such toilet be sold or transferred to another.

A. This shall not apply if the person using the toilet affirmatively consents to the scan, analysis, collection, sale, or transfer. Requiring consent as a condition of using such toilet shall not be considered affirmative consent.

B. A violation of this provision shall be a misdemeanor punishable by disgorgement of any profits, imprisonment for no more than 4 years, and a fine of $40,000 per individual person whose data was sold. Any toilet used to commit a crime under this paragraph shall be subject to forfeiture. Any data collected in violation of this paragraph shall be subject to forfeiture.

C. A person whose privacy was unlawfully violated pursuant to this paragraph may maintain a civil action to recover actual damages, punitive damages of up to $10,000, reasonable legal costs, and any equitable relief necessary to enforce this act.

3. This act shall take effect 50 days from the enactment.

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« Reply #388 on: November 05, 2022, 08:12:40 PM »

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Credit Act of 2022
1. As used in this act:

A. Consumer credit report means any written, oral, or other communication of any information by a consumer reporting agency bearing on a consumer’s credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living which is used or expected to be used or collected in whole or in part for the purpose of serving as a factor in establishing the consumer’s eligibility for credit or insurance to be used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, employment purposes, or any other purpose authorized by law.

B. Consumer reporting agency means any person which, for monetary fees, dues, or on a cooperative nonprofit basis, regularly engages in whole or in part in the practice of assembling or evaluating consumer credit information or other information on consumers for the purpose of furnishing consumer credit reports to third parties.

C. Person shall include but not be limited to banks, credit unions, financial institutions, State or local governments, and business entities when such person is providing financing for any transaction that is to occur or substantially occur in Atlasia, or that is secured by property located in Atlasia, or that is financing an activity, enterprise, or venture that is to occur or substantially occur in Atlasia.

2. No consumer reporting agency operating in Atlasia shall make and transmit to any person, any consumer credit report containing any of the following items of information:

A. Civil suits and civil judgments that, from date of entry, predate the report itself by more than five years.

B. Paid tax liens which, from date of payment, predate the report by more than 5 years.

C. Accounts placed for collection or charged to profit and loss which predate the report by more than 5 years.

D. Any other adverse item of information, other than records of convictions of crimes which predates the report by more than five 5 years.

The five 5 year period referred to herein shall begin, with respect to any delinquent account that is placed for collection (internally or by referral to a third party, whichever is earlier), charged to profit.

3. The provisions of this act are not applicable in the case of any consumer credit report to be used in connection with:
A. a credit transaction involving, or which may reasonably be expected to involve, a principal amount of $200,000 or more;
B. the underwriting of life insurance involving, or which may reasonably be expected to involve, a face amount of $200,000 or more; or
C. the employment of any individual at an annual salary which equals, or which may reasonably be expected to equal $100,000 or more.

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

5. This act shall take effect January 1, 2023.

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« Reply #389 on: November 05, 2022, 08:37:06 PM »

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STOPPING THE SATANIC CABAL ACT
1. Adrenochrome means any chemical compound directly produced by a human or non-human animal from the oxidation of adrenaline or any blood or other product containing such compound.

2. Cryogenic human preservation means the long-term preservation of a human body or human tissue through freezing or heat removal for the intended purpose of resurrecting such body or creating a human clone from such body or tissue at a later date when hypothetical technology is discovered to allow for such resurrection or cloning.

3. Embryonic stem cells means any stem cells produced by a human embryo.

4. External incubation means gestating a living human embryo in an artificial womb until such embryo can be safely implanted in a host or safely delivered as a live baby.

5. Human clone means a human embryo that is substantially genetically identical to a previously born human being.

6. Human embryo means an organism of the species Homo sapiens during the earliest stages of development, from 1 cell up to delivery or fetal death.

7. In vitro fertilization means the artificial creation of a human embryo or fertilized human egg outside of a female human body with the consent of the egg and sperm donors for the intended implantation into a human host body.

8. Prohibited artificial intelligence means any real or theoretical program or software code that:

A. reaches or exceeds the level of human intellectual abilities and is able to apply its abilities to any type of task;

B. achieves self-awareness as found in humans;

C. is capable of animating or controlling a human body; or

D. is or purports to be the uploaded soul, life, consciousness, personality, or memories of a specific human.

9. Prohibited eugenics means reproductive procedures including but not limited to sterilization, castration, vasectomy, fallopian tubal ligation, hysterectomy, and abortion which are carried out for the purpose of reducing or eliminating the future population of specific groups or genetic patterns, groupings, or sequences.

10. Prohibited gain-of-function research means medical or scientific research involving the deliberate editing of the genetic code of a virus, disease, or pathogen for the purpose of increasing the virulty, transmissibility, harmfulness, deadliness, resistance, or persistence of the virus, disease, or pathogen.

11. Prohibited human-animal chimera means:

A. a human embryo into which a nonhuman cell or cells (or the component parts thereof) have been introduced to render the embryo's membership in the species Homo sapiens uncertain;

B. a human-animal embryo produced by fertilizing a human egg with nonhuman sperm;

C. a human-animal embryo produced by fertilizing a nonhuman egg with human sperm;

D. an embryo produced by introducing a nonhuman nucleus into a human egg;

E. an embryo produced by introducing a human nucleus into a nonhuman egg;

F  an embryo containing at least haploid sets of chromosomes from both a human and a nonhuman life form;

G. a nonhuman life form engineered such that human gametes develop within the body of a nonhuman life form;

H. a nonhuman life form engineered such that it contains a human brain or a brain derived wholly or predominantly from human neural tissues;

I. a nonhuman life form engineered such that it exhibits human facial features or other bodily morphologies to resemble human features;

J. an embryo produced by mixing human and nonhuman cells, such that human gametes develop within the body of the resultant organism, it contains a human brain or a brain derived wholly or predominantly from human neural tissues, or it exhibits human facial features or other bodily morphologies to resemble human features;

K. a human to whose DNA nonhuman DNA is artificially spliced or grafted; or

L. a human embryo implanted or gestated in a non-human animal.

12. Test tube gestation means the artificial creation of a human embryo or fertilized human egg outside of a female human body.

13. Unknowing test subject means a person upon whom a medical or scientific experiment, test, or case study is being performed without that persons knowledge or consent.


TITLE II: DYSTOPIAN CRIMES


It shall be unlawful for any person in Atlasia to knowingly:

1. create a human clone or produce, advertise, transport, transfer, or receive any product derived from such cloning;

2. create a prohibited human-animal chimera, transfer a human embryo into a nonhuman womb, transfer a nonhuman embryo into a human womb, or transport or receive for any purpose a prohibited human-animal chimera, however this clause does not prohibit research involving the use of transgenic animal models containing human genes or transplantation of human organs, tissues, or cells into recipient animals, if such activities are not prohibited by this act or any other law;

3. create or a human embryo as a result of test tube gestation, except for the purpose of in vitro fertilization with the consent of both parents and an identified host for implantation of the human embryo, however nothing in this clause shall be interpreted as prohibiting the use of external incubation to save an extant human embryo that lacks a human host;

4. produce, advertise, transport, transfer, or receive any human embryo or human fetal tissue or any product derived therefrom however nothing in this clause shall be interpreted as prohibiting the use of external incubation to save an extant human embryo, in vitro fertilization, the burial of a fetus, or scientific research on donated embryonic stem cells resulting from an unintended miscarriage, fetal death, or ectopic pregnancy;

5. conduct, perform, finance, or advertise prohibited eugenics;

6. Advertise cryogenic human preservation services;

7. produce, advertise, transport, transfer, or receive any product derived from human bones, flesh, appendages, skin, organs, blood, or adrenochrome, however nothing in this clause shall be interpreted as prohibiting scientific research on any lawfully obtained human bones, flesh, appendages, skin, organs, stem cells, or blood or the transplantation of any lawfully obtained human organ, stem cells, or blood;

8. prepare, serve, eat, or consume any human bone, flesh, appendage, skin, organ, blood, or adrenochrome obtained in interstate commerce. For purposes of this act food intentionally injected with human DNA shall constitute human flesh;

9. create, finance, transfer, or receive prohibited artificial intelligence;

10. conduct, perform, or finance any medical or scientific research on an unknown test subject;

11. conduct, perform, or finance any prohibited gain-of-function research; or

12. administer euthanasia to a human embryo, human clone, or prohibited human-animal chimera, except in cases where the animal is suffering from a painful injury or condition for which there is no realistic alternative treatment or realistic chance of recovery.

TITLE III: PUNISHMENTS


1. It shall be a felony to commit any crime enumerated in Title II of this act.

2. A violation of Title II(1) - (4) and (12) of this act shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than 15 years and not more than life and a fine of the greater of $500,000 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

3. A violation of Title II(6) of this act shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than 5 years and not more than 20 years and a fine of the greater of $100,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

4. A violation of Title II (5) of this act shall be punishable my imprisonment for not less than 10 years and not more than 25 years and a fine of the greater of $500,000 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

4. A violation of Title II(7) - (8 ) of this act shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than ten (10) years and not more than twenty (20) years and a fine of the greater of $100,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

5. A violation of Title II(9) of this act shall be punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years and a fine of the greater of $100,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

6. A violation of Title II(10) of this act that does not result in permanent harm to the unknown test subject shall be punishable by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years and a fine of the greater of $10,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

7. A violation of Title II(10) of this act that results in permanent harm to the unknown test subject shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than five (5) years and not more than twenty (20) years and a fine of the greater of $100,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

8. A violation of Title II(11) of this act shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than five (5) years and not more than ten (10) years and a fine of the greater of $100,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

9. Any person convicted of crime enumerated in this act shall be ordered to attend an appropriate treatment program or obtain psychiatric or psychological counseling.

10. Any person, including but not limited to any business, institution, or entity that participates in or funds any crime enumerated in this act shall be ineligible to receive federal public funds for no less than five (5) years.

11. No federal public funds shall be expended in the furtherance of any crime enumerated in this act.


TITLE V: DISCRIMINATION


1. Any existing law prohibiting discriminatory conduct against certain classes or groups of persons shall not be interpreted as applying to persons in the following categories:

A. Humans who possess non-medically required artificial enhancements;

B. Prohibited human-animal chimeras and purported human-animal chimeras;

C. Non-human animals and purported non-human animals;

D. Prohibited artificial intelligence;

E. Extraterrestrial lifeforms and purported extraterrestrial lifeforms, including but not limited to reptilians or greys;

F. Interdemensional lifeforms and purported interdemensional lifeforms; and

G. Non-human or purportedly non-human otherkin including but not limited to fairies, pixies, sprites, mermaids, elves, fauns, centaurs, vampires, werewolves, goblins, zombies, demons, dragons, electric hedgehog pokemon, and sentient weather.


TITLE VI: ENACTMENT


1. This act shall take effect February 1, 2023.

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« Reply #390 on: November 06, 2022, 11:02:16 AM »

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ELECTRICITY INFLATION REDUCTION ACT

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1. FERC is hereby prohibited from approving any Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) request to increase transmission costs by more than four percent (4%) in any year or by more than ten percent (10%) in any five (5) year period.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #391 on: November 06, 2022, 11:21:41 PM »

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It shall be unlawful for any person in Atlasia to knowingly:

2. create a prohibited human-animal chimera,

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« Reply #392 on: November 12, 2022, 06:55:50 PM »

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DUMB REGULATIONS REPEAL ACT 21: GUESS WHO'S BACK ACT

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TITLE I: FEDERAL PROPERTY AND ADMINISTRATION

1. The regulation prohibiting the washing of fish at certain national forest faucets is hereby eliminated. 36 CFR §261.16(c) shall be amended accordingly.
2. The regulation requiring the disinterment of buried human remains from a federal cemetery upon discovery of evidence that the deceased committed certain crimes is hereby eliminated. 38 USC 2411 shall be amended accordingly.
3. The regulations prohibiting the molesting of a shipwreck in Dry Tortugas National Park is hereby eliminated. 36 CFR §7.27(j)(1) shall be amended accordingly.
4. The regulation prohibiting persons from purchasing or bartering for authentic Atlasian military decorations and medals is hereby eliminated. 18 USC 704(a) shall be amended accordingly.
5. The regulation mandating that all Atlasian coins larger than a dime must depict an eagle on the reverse is hereby eliminated. 17 Stat. 424 shall be amended accordingly.
6. The moratorium on issuing grey whale subsistence hunting permits to the Makah Tribe is hereby rescinded.
7. The regulation criminalizing the disruption of a military funeral within certain fixed distances shall not be construed to apply on public land that is also a traditional public forum. 18 USC 1388 shall be amended accordingly.
8. The regulation criminalizing certain specific noncommercial intrastate activities occuring on portions of public sidewalks or private property is hereby eliminated. 18 USC 248 shall be amended accordingly.
9. The regulation permitting "free-speech zones" and the prohibition of speech in buffer zones near the President, Vice President, or their families is hereby eliminated.  18 USC 1752 shall be amended accordingly.
10. The regulation mandating States and Regions limit billboards on private land adjacent to federal highways or else lose federal highway funding is hereby eliminated. 23 US 131(D) shall be amended accordingly.  
11. The regulation prohibiting AMTRAK passengers who are lawfully complying with all other AMTRAK and federal policies related to the transportation of firearms in stored luggaed from notifying AMTRAK over the internet with at least twenty-four (24) hour notice rather than in person upon arrival is hereby eliminated. The AMTRAK checked firearms policy (2010) shall be amended accordingly.
12. The regulation defining old age housing communities not subject to the fair housing act by way of example is hereby eliminated. 24 CFR 100.303(b) shall be repealed.
13. The regulation requiring any rental property that is part of the Section 8 program to be annually inspected shall not include any home subject to and compliant with regular inspections under a local rental inspection ordinance in which a uniform Regional Building code has been adopted. 24 CFR 982.405 and 24 CFR 884.217 shall be amended accordingly.


TITLE II: PAPERWORK AND RECORD-KEEPING
1. The regulation under FERPA requiring protection of confidential student records shall not be interpreted to prohibit teachers from leaving corrected papers or assignments in an unattended pickup location. 34 CFR 99 shall be amended accordingly.
2. Any Federal Firearms Licenseholder who fills in an ATF Form with "Y" for "Yes" and "N" for "No" shall not be prosecuted for falsifying ATF records provided the offered answer is true. 18 U.S.C. 922(m) shall be amended accordingly.
3. The regulation requiring gunsmiths to record any firearm in their possession for more than eight (8 )hours into ATF-required bound books shall be amended to exempt all firearms possessed for five (5) business days excluding weekends. 27 CFR 178.125(E) shall be amended accordingly.


TITLE III WORKPLACES AND TRAINING

1. The regulation prohibiting federal student aid to persons convicted of a drug-related offense is hereby eliminated. 28 USC 1091(r) shall be amended accordingly.
2. The regulation capping apprenticeships on federal contracts is hereby eliminated. 29 CFR 1,3,5 & 7 shall be amended accordingly.  
3. The regulations prohibiting the government from contracting with businesses owned by persons convicted of past felonies are hereby eliminated. 48 CFR § 3009.171-5 and 48 CFR § 3052.209-76 shall be amended accordingly.
4. The regulation criminalizing Bureau of Reclamation employees being late to work is hereby eliminated. Nothing in this law shall limit the available employee disciplinary policies available to federal employers. 43 CFR 422.12(a) shall be amended accordingly.
5. The regulation requiring employers to physically display posters referencing federal minimum wage and hour laws, workplace safety laws, polygraph protection laws, Drug free workplace laws, Discrimination laws, and whistleblower protection laws, shall not apply to employers who:
     a. Distribute all information that is contained on the posters to each employee upon their initial hiring
     b. Maintains a website displaying all information that is contained on the posters
     c. Provides written notice to all employees whenever information contained on the posters is changed by law.
6. Employer policies allowing guns to be stored in locked cars on employee parking lots shall not be interpreted to violate the general duty clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The Letter from Director Roger Clark, OSHA policy regarding violent employee behavior, OSHA Std. Interp. 1226 (D.O.L.), (1992) is hereby rescinded.
7. The regulation mandating employers give out private employee contact information is hereby eliminated. 29 CFR 102.62(d) shall be amended accordingly.
8. A business shall only be considered a joint employer of a franchise’s employees only where that employer possesses and exercises substantial direct and immediate control over the essential terms and conditions of employment (such as hiring, firing, discipline, supervision, and direction) of the second company’s employees or exercises direct control (other than limited and routine control) over another employer’s workers. Browning-Ferris Indus. of Cal. v. NLRB, 362 NLRB 186 (2015) is hereby overturned.


TITLE IV: TECHNOLOGY AND CONSUMER GOODS

1. The regulation requiring websites to adopt policies to protect children 13 and under shall not be interpreted as prohibiting online gaming websites from removing age-restricted account features after the account holder reaches adulthood. 16 C.F.R. 312.11(b) shall be amended accordingly.
2. The regulation requiring hybrids and electric vehicles to be loud is hereby eliminated. 49 CFR 571.141 shall be amended accordingly.
3. The regulation criminalizing the recording of movies at a movie theater on a camera or digital device is hereby eliminated. 17 USC 110 shall be amended accordingly.
4. The regulation prohibiting cable broadcasters from broadcasting certain loud commercials is hereby eliminated. 47 CFR 76.607 shall be amended accordingly.
5. Nothing in federal law shall be interpreted as limiting the sale or transfer of pre-1978 mobile homes lacking a HUD manufactured housing certificate.
6. The regulation mandating all lightbulbs sold in interstate commerce contain a label estimating electricity consumption is hereby eliminated. 16 CFR 305.3 shall be amended accordingly.
7. The regulation prohibiting the sale of pool heaters with a thermal efficiency less than 78% shall be decreased to 75%. 42 USC 6295(e)(2)


TITLE V: ANIMALS

1. The regulation prohibiting some transportation of exotic species across State lines shall be amended to permit such species lawfully kept in any State in Atlasia as a pet to be transported across State lines in accordance with the permit application required by 50 CFR 16.22. 50 CFR 16.22 shall be amended accordingly.
2. No person who frees a whale or dolphin tangled or trapped in a fishing net shall be charged with harassing, interfering with or harming a protected marine mammal.
3. The regulation prohibiting foreign showhorses that are temporarily in Atlasia for competitions from having sex is hereby eliminated. 9 CFR 93.301(f)(5)(vii) shall be amended accordingly.


TITLE VI: CHEESE AND OLEOMARGARINE

1. The regulation making it a federal crime to sell margarine if the letters in the word "margarine" aren't at least as bold as the other letters on the package is hereby eliminated. 21 CFR §166.40(c)(3) shall be amended accordingly.
2. The regulation making it a federal crime to sell margarine if the word "margarine" is written in smaller type than any other word on the package is hereby eliminated. 21 USC §331(m) & 21 USC §347(b)(3)(A) shall be amended accordingly.
3. The regulation making it a federal crime to sell mozzarella cheese made with a mixture of cow milk and water buffalo milk is hereby eliminated. 21 CFR §133.155(b)(1) shall be amended accordingly.
4. The regulation making it a federal crime to sell spiced cheese with less than .015 oz. of spice per pound of cheese. 21 CFR §133.190(a)(1) shall be amended accordingly.
5. The regulation prohibiting the sale of spiced cheese with unevenly distributed spices is hereby eliminated. 21 CFR 133.190(a)(3) shall be amended accordingly.
6. The regulation making it a federal crime to sell cheese whiz in a spray can without warning consumers to try and avoid spraying the food in their eyes is hereby eliminated. 21 CFR §101.17(a)(1) shall be amended accordingly.
7. The regulation prohibiting a cheesemaker from selling cheddar cheese where the curd was not matted into a cohesive mass is hereby eliminated. 21 CFR 133.113(a)(3) shall be amended accordingly.
8. The regulation making it a federal crime to sell parmesan cheese that isn't easy to grate is hereby eliminated. 21 CFR §133.165(a) shall be amended accordingly.


TITLE VII: FOOD, DRUGS, AND COSMETICS

1. The regulation making it a federal crime to bring chicken to Antarctica and leave it there without eating it, unless you incinerate it or sterilize it before you go is hereby eliminated. 45 CFR §§670.4(e) & 670.7 shall be amended accordingly.
2. The regulation making it a federal crime to import mixed caviar coming from multiple species of fish unless you know exactly how many fish eggs came from each kind of fish Is hereby eliminated. 50 CFR §23.71(g) shall be amended accordingly.
3. The regulation making it a federal crime to sell tomato juice that isn't red enough, unless you expressly warn people that the juice has “poor color” is hereby eliminated. 21 CFR §156.145(b)(1)(i) shall be amended accordingly.
4. The regulation making it a federal crime to leave North or South Carolina with an ear of corn unless it's been shucked is hereby eliminated. 7 CFR §301.80(b)(16) shall be amended accordingly.
5. The regulation making it a federal crime to sell mixed nuts with a picture of the nut mixture on the label if it doesn't accurately depict the relative nut proportions in the container is hereby eliminated.  21 CFR §164.110(f) shall be amended accordingly.
6. The regulation making it a federal crime to sell raisin buns if you use raisin extract in place of the required raisins is hereby eliminated.  21 CFR §136.160(a)(2) shall be amended accordingly.
7. The regulation making it a federal crime to sell salad dressing unless you label it "salad dressing" is hereby eliminated.  21 CFR §169.150(f) shall be amended accordingly.
8. The regulation making it a federal crime to sell bacon made from pork bellies that got heavier after being cured is hereby eliminated.  9 CFR §319.107 shall be amended accordingly.
9. The regulation making it a federal crime for a brewer to refuse to keep records of how much beer gets consumed at their brewery each day is hereby eliminated.  27 CFR §25.292(a)(11) shall be amended accordingly.
10. The regulation making it a federal crime to bottle "Near Beer" if the words "near" and "beer" are in different fonts or colors is hereby eliminated.  27 CFR §25.242(a) shall be amended accordingly.
11. The regulation making it a federal crime for a brewer to not immediately report an "unusual" loss of beer while the beer was being transported between breweries is hereby eliminated. 27 CFR §25.184(d) shall be amended accordingly.
l. The regulation making it a federal crime to bring an empty sack to Puerto Rico if the sack used to have unroasted coffee in it is hereby eliminated. 7 CFR §319.73–2(a)(3) shall be amended accordingly.
12. The regulation requiring all packaged food sold in interstate commerce to include on the label a section calculating the calories from fat. 21 CFR 101.9(c)(1)(i)(F) shall be amended accordingly.
13. Nutrition supplements may include non-FDA approval general wellness information on packaging materials provided the information is preceded by a statement that such information has not been approved by the FDA.
14. The regulation prohibiting the sale of makeup colored with D&C Black No. 2 if it uses more coloring than is "consistent with good manufacturing practice" is hereby eliminated. 21 CFR §74.2052(c) shall be amended accordingly.
15. The regulation requiring Dandruff Shampoo labels to warn not to eat the shampoo is hereby eliminated. 21 CFR 358.750(c)(1)(i) shall be amended accordingly.


SECTION VIII: TIME

a. This act shall take effect 30 days from the date of passage.
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« Reply #393 on: November 16, 2022, 10:08:28 PM »

TICKETMASTER IS A RIPOFF ACT

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1. As used in this Act, the following definitions apply:

A. ancillary charges means all fees that must be paid in order to secure a ticket from a primary ticket seller or secondary ticket marketplace, including service fees, convenience charges, parking fees, taxes and other charges.

B. base price means the price charged for a ticket other than any ancillary charges.

C. box office means a physical location where tickets are offered for primary sale.

D. bundled series tickets means packages of tickets for multiple events that are part of the same entertainment series.

E. distribution method means the manner in which a primary ticket seller distributes tickets to a particular event, whether through primary sale, limited presale promotions, donations to charity, reservations of season ticket holders, or allocated to the primary ticket seller, team, artist, or venue.

F. primary sale with regards to a ticket, means the initial sale of a ticket that has not been sold previous to such sale, by a primary ticket seller to the general public on or after the advertised date of such sale.

G. primary ticket seller means an owner or operator of a venue or a sports team, a manager or provider of an event, or a provider of ticketing services (or an agent of such owner, operator, manager, or provider) that engages in the primary sale of tickets for an event or retains the authority to otherwise distribute tickets.

H. purchaser means any person who purchases a ticket from a primary ticket seller or a secondary ticket sales marketplace.

I. resale or secondary sale, with regards to a ticket, mean any sale of a ticket that occurs after the primary sale of the ticket.

J. secondary ticket sales marketplace means a business, including a website, software application for a mobile device, any other digital platform, or portion thereof, of a physical seller whose primary purpose is to facilitate the resale of tickets to purchasers.

K. ticket means a ticket of admission to a sporting event, theater, musical performance, or place of public amusement of any kind, including bundled series tickets.

2. The following shall apply to any interregional ticket sold in Atlasia:

A. All primary ticket sellers shall disclose the total number of tickets for sale to the general public within seven (7) days of tickets becoming available for sale.

B. All primary ticket sellers must disclose any ancillary charges to customers before they select a ticket for purchase. The price of the ticket cannot change during the purchase process based off demand response.

C. All primary ticket sellers must include all ancillary charges in any refund provided.

D. No primary ticket sellers may restrict a purchaser from reselling tickets.

E. Any primary ticket seller may impose a cap on how many tickets any person may purchase.

F. No primary ticket seller may institute a price floor on reselling tickets.

G. All primary ticket sellers must disclose any guarantee or refund policy at the time of sale.

H. All secondary market companies must verify that the secondary ticket reseller is in possession of a ticket, or has made clear the secondary ticket reseller does not possess the ticket with an explanation on how to obtain a refund if the purchaser receives a ticket that does not match the description.

I. All online resale marketplaces must disclose to any purchaser when the secondary seller is the primary ticket seller, venue, team, or artist associated with the event.

J. All secondary market companies must disclose any ancillary charges to customers before they select a ticket. In addition, ticket sellers must display the total cost including all ancillary charges in price quotes and advertisements. The price of the ticket cannot change during the purchase process based off demand response.

K. All secondary ticket sales marketplaces must disclose the face value of each ticket, the location of the tickets seat or space, and the date and time of purchase if the secondary ticket sales marketplace purchased the ticket during a public sale.

L. All secondary ticket sales marketplaces must if it guarantees delivery of tickets to a purchaser and if it fails to deliver the tickets requires a full refund be provided for the total cost of the ticket, including all ancillary charges.

M. All secondary ticket sales marketplaces must disclose to any person purchasing a ticket any delivery guarantee policy.

N. No secondary ticket sales marketplace may make any representation of affiliation or endorsement with a venue, team, or artist, without the express written consent of the venue, team, or artist.

O. All online secondary ticket sales marketplaces, must publish a clear and conspicuous notice that they are engaged in the secondary sale of tickets at the time of sale.

P. The secondary sale of tickets by individual employees of venues, primary ticket sellers, teams, artists, online resale marketplaces, or box offices that are involved in hosting, promoting, performing in, or selling tickets shall be prohibited if the sale is or knows will be sold at a higher price than the primary sale of the ticket.

Q. No reseller shall sell a ticket for the same seat to more than one (1) person at the same time.

R. No person shall be sanctioned or denied admission to an event because a ticket was resold or gifted.

S. No secondary market company, secondary ticket sales marketplace, or online secondary ticket sales marketplace shall hold more than a 60% market share of its respective industry for greater than one (1) year. A violation of this provision shall constitute an anti-trust violation.

3. The Attorney General and the FTC may enforce violations of these rules as unfair or deceptive acts prescribed under section 18(a)(1)(B) of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

4. Regional and State Attorneys General may bring a civil action on behalf of their residents if they have reason to believe that their residents will be adversely affected by a violation of this act.

5. Any person wronged by a violation of this act may bring a civil lawsuit for an injunction or damages and may recover from such person damages for such injury plus $1,000 for each violation for up to five (5) years from any violation.

6. This law shall not preempt or supersede any Regional regulation that is stricter than this act.

7. This act shall take effect forty (40) days from the date of passage.
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« Reply #394 on: November 16, 2022, 11:17:40 PM »

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SENATE BILL
To reduce excessive Pentagon spending and consolidate military capabilities

Be it enacted in the Atlasian Senate Assembled,
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G.I. JOE ACT


SECTION I: NAME
a. This law shall be known as the G.I. Joe Act

SECTION II: WEAPONS PROGRAMS ELIMINATIONS
a. The following military weapons programs shall be eliminated:
   1. Eliminate B61 Nuclear Bomb Life Extension Program;
   2. Eliminate B83 Nuclear program excepting 100 for use against asteroids;
   3. Eliminate C-130 Avionics Modernization Program;
   4. Eliminate C-17 Transport Aircraft Program;
   5. Eliminate C-27 Joint Cargo Aircraft Program;
   6. Eliminate EA-18G Growler Program;
   7. Eliminate EP-X Aircraft Program;
   8. Eliminate Far-Term Sea-Based Terminal Defense Program ;
   9. Eliminate Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Program;
   10. Eliminate Joint Strike Fighter Program;
   11. Eliminate JLENS blimp Program;
   12. Eliminate Littoral Combat Ship Program;
   13. Eliminate MEADS Program;
   14. Eliminate SM-3 II-B Missile Defense System Program;
   15. Eliminate TALOS Project;
   16. Eliminate Third Generation Infrared Surveillance Program;
   17. Eliminate Trident II Missile Program;
   18. Eliminate V-22 Osprey Program (Continue to use MH-60, H-92, CH-53)
b. The following military weapons shall be retired from service:
   1. HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter
   2. U-2 Spy Plane
   3. EP-3 Aires Aircraft
   4. Bell TH-67 Jet Ranger Helicopter
   5. Bell OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter
   6. A-10 Thunderbolt Attack Aircraft
   7. B-2 Spirit Bomber
   8. B-52 Stratofortress Bomber
c. A moratorium is hereby imposed on the purchase of the following until 2023:
   1. M-1 Abrams battle tanks
   2. San Antonio Class Amphibious Assault Ships
   3. Air Force Long Range Bomber research
d. Purchases of Operational Support Aircraft shall be reduced by 25%;
e. The naval fleet of small surface combat ships shall be reduced from 42 to 30. The ships to be retired shall be sold to foreign allies.
f. Funding for the Cruiser Modification Program shall be reduced by 30%

SECTION III: OTHER SAVINGS
a. No federal funding allocated for the Department of State shall be expended on counter-narcotics operations.
b. The National Guard shall be prohibited from enforcing drug laws on Atlasian soil.
c. The National Guard Agricultural Development Team program is hereby eliminated.
d. The High Risk Personnel Program for off-base housing is hereby eliminated.
e. Housing Allowances for off-base commuters is hereby reduced by 10%.
f.  Funding for demonstrations by the Blue Angels Demonstration Squad, the 13th Air Force Air Expeditionary Group, and the 109th National Guard Airlift Wing is hereby reduced by 25%
g. Funding for military musical bands is hereby reduced 50%
h. Funding for the Marine Band Newsletter Notes is hereby eliminated.
i. Military bands shall be permitted to sell recordings of their music
j. Federal payments to private air carriers for transportation of military personnel shall not exceed those levels guaranteed in the contracted for agreement.

SECTION IV: TIME
a. This act shall take effect sixty (60) days from the date of ratification.

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« Reply #395 on: November 16, 2022, 11:20:48 PM »

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To reduce abuse of power by the executive branch in the use of military force

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POSSE COMITATUS PROTECTION ACT


1. No activity, including the provision of any equipment or facility or the assignment or detail of any personnel, shall include or permit direct participation by a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space Force, or other federal armed forces in a search, seizure, arrest, or other similar activity or general police power, unless participation in such activity by such member is otherwise expressly authorized by law. For purposes of this section, other federal armed forces includes but is not limited to the National Guard when under federal chain of command. For purposes of this section, other similar activity or general police power, includes but is not limited to the enforcement of any drug law, the enforcement of any quarantine, mass vaccination, or mass incarceration of citizens or lawfully present aliens, or the performance or facilitation of any abortion; however the performance of border patrol activities or the detainment of unlawfully present aliens shall not be prohibited, pursuant to law.

2a. Whenever there is an insurrection in any Region against its government or the government of a State or locality therein, the President may, upon the request of the Governor of the Region concerned, call into Federal service such of the militia of the other Regions or States, in the number requested by the Governor of the Region concerned, and use such of the armed forces, as the President considers necessary to suppress the insurrection.

2b. The President may not invoke the authority under this section unless the President, the Secretary of State, and the Attorney General certify to the Senate that the Governor of the Region concerned has requested the aid described to suppress an insurrection. Such authority shall lapse within ten (10) days unless an extension is approved by a majority vote of the whole Senate. The President shall not be permitted to redeploy armed forces under this section after this ten (10) day period against the same insurrection without prior approval by a majority vote of the whole Senate.

3a. Whenever violent obstructions, combinations, or assemblages, or rebellion against the authority of Atlasia, make it impracticable to enforce the laws of Atlasia in any State by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, and the Governor of the Region in which such State is located requests aid in or expressly refuses to disperse or desist such violent obstructions, combinations, or assemblages, or rebellion, the President may call into Federal service such of the militia of any other State or Region, and use such of the armed forces, as the President considers necessary to enforce those laws or to suppress the rebellion.

3b. The President may not invoke the authority under this section unless the President, the Secretary of State, and the Attorney General certify to the Senate that the Region in which the State concerned is located has requested such aid or is unable or unwilling to suppress the violent obstruction, combination, or assemblage, or rebellion against the authority of Atlasia. A certification under this paragraph shall include:

i. A description of the circumstances necessitating the invocation of the authority under this section.

ii. Demonstrable evidence that the Region concerned has requested aid or is unable or unwilling to suppress such unlawful obstruction, combination, or assemblage, or rebellion against the authority of Atlasia, and a legal justification for resorting to the authority under this section to so suppress.

iii. A description of the mission, scope, and duration of use of members of the armed forces under this section.

3c. Such authority, when at the request of the Governor of the Region concerned, shall lapse within ten (10) days unless an extension is approved by a majority vote of the whole Senate. The President shall not be permitted to deploy armed forces under this section without the request of the Governor of the Region concerned or redeploy armed forces under this section after this ten (10) day period against the same violent obstruction, combination, or assemblage, or rebellion, without prior approval by a majority vote of the whole Senate.

3d. A Region that has lawfully seceded or exercised its authority pursuant to the laws of Atlasia shall not be considered a violent obstruction, combination, or assemblage, or rebellion under this act.

4.The President, in every possible instance, shall consult with the Senate before invoking the authority under this act. Correspondingly, any request by the President to the Senate made pursuant to this act shall be expeditiously considered by the Senate, and shall immediately come to the floor for debate and vote regardless of if there are any empty legislative slots available at the time of the request.

5. Notwithstanding, and without prejudice to, any other provision of law, any individual or entity, including a Regional, State, or local government, that is injured by, or has a credible fear of injury from, the use of members of the armed forces under this act may bring a civil action for declaratory or injunctive relief to the Supreme Court. In any action under this section, the Supreme Court shall have jurisdiction to decide any question of law or fact arising under this act, including challenges to the legal basis for members of the armed forces to be acting under this act. It shall be the duty of the Supreme Court to advance on the docket and to expedite to the greatest possible extent the disposition of any matter brought under this section.

6. The President may not avoid any of the provisions of this act by authorizing the militia or armed forces of a Region to enter into the territory of another Region, without the request of the Governor of such other Region, outside of the federal chain of command. Any such authorization shall be considered an activity or deployment subject to the provisions of this act.

7. The National Guard of Nyman shall be subject to the command of the government thereof to the same extent as any other State.

8. 10 U.S.C. 251 -  253 and 10 U.S.C. 275 are hereby repealed and replaced by this act.

9. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #396 on: November 19, 2022, 09:09:19 AM »

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COMMUNITY STANDARDS ACT


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1. The following terms shall be defined as follows:

A. Child Abuse material includes any obscene material other than child pornography that depicts a minor, or a representation of a minor, who is implied to be, or appears to be engaging in sexual activities, or in the presence of a person engaging in sexual activities, any depiction or representation of the genitals, breasts, or buttocks of a child for primarily sexual purposes, or a victim of torture, cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment or punishment. Grooming materials shall be considered child abuse material. Shoticon and lolicon material shall be considered child abuse material if such material meets the definition of child abuse material.

B. Exploitatively sexualizes children means photographing or filming an actual minor actor or model while such minor is nude or wearing only underwear; is removing clothing or dancing in an erotic or overtly sexualized manner; is simulating sexual acts or masturbation; is being touched in a sexual or otherwise inappropriate manner by another; or is performing in a sexually exploitative child pageant.

D. Grooming materials means a cartoon, animation, image, or series of images depicting a child engaged in the fondling of the sexual or genital parts of another or the fondling of his sexual or genital parts by another, masturbation, sexual intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, anilingus, anal intercourse, object sexual penetration or other sexual acts.

E. Illegal obscenity means any obscene item that is prohibited by federal or applicable Regional law.

F. Potentially hazardous bodily fluid means urine, feces, blood, semen, bath water, farts, other body fluids, and any item contaminated by such fluids including but not limited to used syringes, hypodermic needles, condoms, tampons, sanitary pads, bandages, diapers, medical tests, clothing, and tissues.

G. Sexually exploitative child pageant means a  competition between minor children that focuses on judging and ranking the physical appearance and attributes of the contestants, as well as but not limited to personality traits, intelligence, talent, and answers to judges' questions as a judged criteria. For purposes of this section a drag show in which minors are participants shall be considered a sexually exploitative child pageant.

2. The prohibitions on manufacturing, financing, distributing, transporting, selling, or transmitting illegal obscenity in interstate or international commerce shall include obscenity prohibited by the laws of any Region in which such illegal obscenity is received. 18 U.S.C. § 1460 - 1470 shall be amended accordingly.

3. It shall be unlawful to knowingly manufacture, finance, distribute, transport, or sell, in interstate or international commerce, any child sex doll, unwashed underwear, socks, or children's clothing, or any potentially-hazardous bodily fluid. This shall not include the transportation or distribution of such items for the purpose of bona fide medical testing, santization, or disposal.

4. It shall be unlawful to knowingly manufacture, finance, distribute, transport, or sell, in interstate or international commerce, any vending machine that dispenses illegal obscenity, child abuse material, unwashed underwear, socks, or children's clothing, or any potentially-hazardous bodily fluid, or to knowingly manufacture, finance, distribute, transport, or sell, in interstate commerce, any such prohibited item for such a vending machine. No such vending machine shall be located on federal property.

5. It shall be unlawful to knowingly direct, manufacture, finance, distribute, transport, or sell, in interstate or international commerce, any child abuse material or commercial photographic or videographic media that exploitatively sexualizes children.

6. Unless otherwise modified by law, a violation of this act shall be a felony punishable by imprisonment for no more than five (5) years, a fine of no more than $100,000.00, restitution, and disgorgement of profits.

7. This act shall take effect thirty (30) days from the date of passage.
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« Reply #397 on: November 19, 2022, 09:10:54 AM »

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STOP PRISON RAPE 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 federal prison or correctional facility 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 government of Atlasia 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 while incarcerated in any federal prison or correctional facility 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 government if Atlasia 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 federal prison or correctional facility. 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 government of Atlasia that such isolation shall not constitute cruel or unusual punishment.

4. If any person who is incarcerated in any federal prison or correctional facility 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 federal prison or correctional facilitybecomes 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 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 the law of the Region from which the prisoner last lived. 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 federal prisoners 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 federal prisoners 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 federal prison or correctional facility 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 federal prisoner 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 federal prisoner to call a phone sex hotline while incarcerated. This shall not apply to home arrest.

11. It is hereby prohibited for any federal prison or correctional facility 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 federal prisoner 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 federal prison or correctional facility from maintaining a policy of allowing conjugal visits by spouses to prisoners.

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

15. For purposes of this act, adult entertainment shall include but not be limited to burlesque, cabaret, and drag performances.

16. This act shall take effect thirty (30) days from the date of passage.
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« Reply #398 on: November 21, 2022, 02:38:03 AM »

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Whereas, Spark has a history of sexually harassing women.

Whereas, sexual harassment is a major issue in society.

Whereas, those who sexually harass others deserve punishment.

Resolved, that the Senate of Atlasia hereby censures and condemns Spark for sexual harassment.

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« Reply #399 on: November 23, 2022, 02:07:24 PM »

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A BILL FOR AN ACT

keeping Atlasian families safe by funding the removal of lead from drinking water

BE IT ENACTED BY THE ATLASIAN SENATE.


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1. $1 Billion in direct grants shall be awarded by the Atlasian Environmental Protection Agency through fiscal year 2026 to fund the replacement of lead pipes and pipes using lead solder that are polluting drinking water. This shall include the repair and/or replacement of public and private water service lines, the inspection of public and/or private water service lines, and corrosion control programs to optimize public and/or private water service lines.

2. To fund this program a special tax is hereby assessed on the net income of Lead Acid Battery manufacturers, sellers, and recyclers at 2% through fiscal year 2026 at which time such tax shall expire.

3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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