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« Reply #550 on: February 23, 2023, 04:09:57 PM »

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An Amendment to the Fifth Constitution of Atlasia

To regionalize authority over abortion laws

Be it enacted with a supermajority of the Senate of Atlasia and the Regions

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Article I of the Constitution shall be amended as follows:

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14. Regional governments shall hold full authority to determine and regulate abortion policy including the status of abortion being a right or not.

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Amendment Explanation

This amendment seeks to give full control over abortion policy to the regions of Atlasia by adding a new section to the Bill of Rights in the federal Constitution.
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« Reply #551 on: February 23, 2023, 04:13:27 PM »
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THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 2023

Section I — Title

This legislation may be cited as the Civil Rights Act of 2023.

Section II — Definitions
1. "Subculture" shall be defined as a cultural group within society, often defined by having different interests, customs, and ways of presentation than 'mainstream' culture.

Section III — Expanding Discrimination Protections

1. Federal discrimination laws shall be expanded to prohibit discrimination based on an individual's involvement in a subculture. Members of subcultures shall be granted all protections currently given to other protected classes.

2. All federal, regional, state, and municipal laws and policies discriminating based on involvement in a subculture shall be nullified.

3. Section III Provision 1 shall take effect thirty (30) days after passage; Section III Provision 2 shall take effect immediately.

Requesting a sponsor.
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« Reply #552 on: February 23, 2023, 04:14:31 PM »
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THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 2023

Section I — Title

This resolution may be cited as the Civil Rights Act of 2023.

Section II — Expanding Discrimination Protections

1. Federal discrimination laws shall be expanded to prohibit discrimination based on an individual's involvement in a subculture. Members of subcultures shall be granted all protections currently given to other protected classes.

2. All federal, regional, state, and municipal laws and policies discriminating based on involvement in a subculture shall be nullified.

3. Section II Provision 1 shall take effect thirty (30) days after passage; Section II Provision 2 shall take effect immediately.

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« Reply #553 on: February 23, 2023, 04:22:55 PM »

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PRISON POLICIES ACT

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TITLE I: DEFINTIONS

1. For purposes of this act:

A. Benefit means any plea bargain, bail consideration, reduction or modification of sentence, or any other leniency, immunity, financial payment, reward, or amelioration of current or future conditions of incarceration in return for, or in connection with, the informant’s participation in any information-gathering activity, investigation, or operation, or in return for, or in connection with, the informant’s testimony in the criminal proceeding in which the prosecutor intends to call him or her as a witness.

B. Body cavity searches means physically invasive searches on inmates, conducted by facility employees in search of contraband.

C. Flight risk means an inmate who has shown the desire to escape from lawful imprisonment.

D. In-custody informant means a person, other than a co-defendant, percipient witness, accomplice, or coconspirator, who provides testimony or information for use in the investigation or prosecution of a suspect or defendant based upon statements made by the suspect or defendant while both were housed within a jail, prison, or correctional institution.

E. indigent means an inmate who has less than an average of $50.00 in their prison account.

F. Postpartum recovery means the eight-week period, or longer as determined by the healthcare professional responsible for the health and safety of the prisoner, following childbirth.

G. Restraints means any physical or mechanical device used to restrict or control the movement of a prisoner’s body, limbs, or both.

H. Restrictive housing means any type of detention that involves removal from the general inmate population, whether voluntary or involuntary, and the inability to leave the room or cell for the vast majority of the day.

I. State of undress means a state where a female is partially or fully naked, either in the shower, toilet areas, a medical examination room, or having a body cavity search conducted.

J. wireless communications service means commercial mobile service or personal wireless services as such terms are defined in section 332 of the Federal Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 332).

K. wireless handset means a device utilized by a user of wireless communications service in connection with such service. This shall include but not be limited to cellular telephones and components or accessories thereof.


TITLE II: PROHIBITION ON WIRELESS HANDSETS

1. It shall be a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for no more than one (1) year or a fine of no more than $5,000.00, or both, to provide or attempt to provide to an inmate of a federal jail, prison, or correctional or detention facility a wireless handset.

2. It shall be a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for no more than one (1) year or a fine of no more than $5,000.00, or both, for an inmate of a jail, prison, or correctional or detention facility to possess, obtain, or attempts to obtain, a wireless handset. A jail, prison, or correctional or detention facility, in lieu of criminal enforcement may instead opt to place the inmate in restrictive housing for no more than six (6) months.
 

TITLE III: JAIL SNITCHES

1. The Attorney General shall track:

A.   The use of testimony or information provided to the federal government by an in-custody informant against a suspect or defendant’s interest while the in-custody informant was imprisoned or confined in the same correctional facility as the suspect or defendant.

B.  Any benefits offered or provided to an in-custody informant in exchange for testimony or information about a suspect or defendant.

2. Prior to any prosecution, the Attorney General shall disclose to the defense in a timely manner before any evidentiary hearing or trial any information in the possession, custody, or control of the federal government that is relevant to the in-custody informant’s credibility, including:

A. Benefits that the offering party has made or will make in the future to the in-custody informant;

B. The substance, time, and place of any statement allegedly given by the suspect or defendant to the in-custody informant, and the substance, time, and place of any statement given by the in-custody informant to federal law enforcement implicating the suspect or defendant in the crime charged;

C. The complete criminal history of the in-custody informant, including any charges that were dismissed or reduced as part of a plea bargain;

D. All other cases in which the in-custody informant offered to provide information to or testify for the federal governmemt in exchange for a benefit, and the specific benefits offered or received in such cases; and

E. Whether the informant modified or recanted his or her testimony at any time.

3. Prior to any prosecution, the Attorney General shall timely disclose its intent to introduce the testimony of an in-custody informant. The same procedures for introducing the testimony of other fact witnesses that are applicable in the jurisdiction shall apply to such testimony.

4. If the in-custody informant testifies, the prosecutor or defense counsel may share the information disclosed pursuant to this act during direct or cross-examination, respectively. If a written statement from the in-custody informant is admitted for a reason such as them being unavailable under the federal rules of evidence, this information shall be included with the written statement.

5. The Attorney General shall, to the best of their abilities, refrain from disclosing the name or identity of the in-custody informant, unless such informant is required to testify in-person under the federal rules of evidence.


TITLE IV: PREGNANT PRISONERS

1. Upon notification and/or diagnosis of an inmate’s pregnancy, and for the duration of the pregnancy, and for sixty (60) days following the inmate’s delivery, no jail, prison, or correctional or detention facility shall apply the following restraints on the pregnant inmate unless a correctional employee has a reasonable belief that the inmate will harm herself, the unborn baby, or any other person, or poses a substantial flight risk:

A. Leg restraints

B. Handcuffs or other wrist restraints, except to restrain the inmate’s wrists in front of her.

C. No restraints connected to other inmates.

2. No restraints shall be used on any pregnant inmate while in labor or during delivery unless a correctional employee has a reasonable belief that the inmate will harm herself, the unborn baby, or any other person, or pose a substantial flight risk. In such case, the correctional employee ordering use of restraints on any female inmate while in labor or during delivery shall submit a written report to the warden of the facility within 24 hours following the use of restraints, containing the justification for restraining the female inmate during labor and delivery.
 
3. No correctional employee other than a certified healthcare professional shall conduct invasive body cavity searches of pregnant inmates unless the correctional employee has a reasonable belief that the female inmate is concealing contraband. In such case, the correctional facility employee shall submit a written report to the warden of the facility within 24 hours following the invasive search, containing the justification for the invasive search and what contraband, if any, was recovered.

4. Any jail, prison, or correctional or detention facility shall ensure that pregnant inmates be provided sufficient food and dietary supplements as ordered by a physician, physician staff member, or a facility nutritionist to meet general accepted prenatal nutritional guidelines for pregnant women.

5. No jail, prison, or correctional or detention facility shall place any pregnant inmate, or any female inmate who has given birth within the previous sixty (60) days, in restrictive housing unless a correctional employee has a reasonable belief that the inmate will harm herself, the unborn baby, or any other person, or poses a substantial flight risk. In such case, the correctional employee authorizing the placement of the inmate in restrictive housing shall submit a written report to the warden of the facility within 24 hours following the transfer, containing the justification for confining the female inmate in restrictive housing.

6. No jail, prison, or correctional or detention facility shall assign any pregnant inmate to any bed that is elevated more than three (3) feet from the floor of the facility.

7. The warden of any jail, prison, or correctional or detention facility shall compile a monthly summary of all written reports received pursuant to this title and submit such report to the Attorney General monthly.

8. No restraints shall be used on any female inmate who has given birth within the last sixty (60) days and is in postpartum recovery, unless a correctional employee has a reasonable belief that the female inmate will harm herself, her newborn baby, or any other person, or poses a substantial flight risk. In such case, the correctional employee ordering use of restraints on any inmate while in postpartum recovery shall submit a written report to the warden of the facility within 24 hours following the use of restraints, containing the justification for restraining the female inmate during postpartum recovery.

9. Following the delivery of a newborn, by an inmate, any jail, prison, or correctional or detention facility shall permit the newborn to remain with the mother for seven (7) days unless the medical provider has a reasonable belief that remaining with the mother poses a health or safety risk to the newborn baby. During that time, the jail, prison, or correctional or detention facility shall make available the necessary nutritional and hygiene products, including but not limited to diapers, to care for the newborn baby. If the female inmate qualifies as indigent, such products shall be provided without cost to the inmate.


TITLE V: FAMILY VISITATION

1. To the greatest extent practicable, after accounting for security and capacity factors, any court sentencing an inmate to a term of imprisonment shall place inmates who are parents of minor children within 250 miles of their permanent address of record.

2. Each jail, prison, and correctional or detention facility shall promulgate regulations authorizing visitation of inmates who are parents of minor children with low or minimum-security classifications by minor dependents, with the minimum following requirements:

A. Such regulations shall provide opportunities for dependent children under the age of eighteen (18) to visit their incarcerated parent at least twice per week unless a correctional employee has a reasonable belief that the dependent child may be harmed during visitation, or poses a security risk due to a gang affiliation, prior conviction, or past violation of facility contraband policy; and

B. Such regulations shall eliminate restrictions on the number of dependent children under the age of eighteen (18) that may be permitted visitation privileges.


TITLE VI: STRIP SEARCHES

1. To the greatest extent practicable, and consistent with safety and order, each jail, prison, or correctional or detention facility shall promulgate regulations that limit inspections by male correctional officers where a female inmate is in a state of undress. Nothing in this Section shall limit the ability of a male correctional officer from conducting inspections where a female may be in a state of undress if no female correctional officers are available.

2. In such case, that a male correctional officer deems it is appropriate to conduct an inspection or search while the female inmate is in a clear state of undress in an area such as the shower, the medical examination room, toilet areas, or where a female inmate is having a body cavity search, the male correctional officer shall submit a written report to the warden of the facility within 24 hours following the inspection or search, containing the justification for a male correctional officer to inspect the female inmate while in a state of undress.


TITLE VII: ENACTMENT

1. This act shall take effect ninety (90) days after passage.
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« Reply #554 on: February 23, 2023, 04:23:29 PM »

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REFUND THE POLICE ACT


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TITLE I: LOCAL POLICE GRANT PROGRAM

1. The Attorney General is hereby authorized to award grants to local Police Departments and Sheriff's Offices in the Regions to support the following activities:

A. The purchase of body armor and other safety equipment.

B. Recruitment bonuses for the hiring of new law enforcement officers.

C. Performance bonuses for the retention of law enforcement officers with an honorable service record.

D. Law enforcement training programs.

2. Grant money awarded under this act may be used to pay for law enforcement training programs on the following tactics:

A. Deescalation tactics;

B. Riot tactics;

C. Hostage Rescue tactics;

D. Mass Shooting tactics;

E. SWAT tactics;

I. Community policing tactics;

J. Crime victim communication tactics; and

K. Foreign and Sign language communication tactics.

3. Grant awards shall prioritize departments and offices that are determined to be underfunded, understaffed, or facing an increase in violent crime within their jurisdiction.

4. No department or office may receive more than $5 Million from this grant program in any year.

5. Military weapons shall not be purchased with funds appropriated by this act. Each recipient shall maintain adequate records of expenditures of grant money and may be subject to audit for up to two (2) years after the award.


TITLE II: FUNDING


1. The Attorney General shall conduct an inventory of forfeited property and evidence not being used in an investigation or lawsuit as well as all vehicles, firearms and firearm accessories, and other equipment possessed by federal law enforcement. Any such equipment identified as outdated, excess, or surplus shall be auctioned to members of the public, provided they are otherwise lawfully eligible to purchase firearms. All proceeds shall be credited to the program.

2. $5 Billion is further appropriated to carry out this act.


TITLE III: ENACTMENT


1. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #555 on: February 23, 2023, 04:24:00 PM »

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SWAMPBUSTER ACT

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1. The follows terms, as used in this title, shall be defined as such:

A. Executive agency has the meaning given that term in 5 U.S.C. 105 except that the term does not include the Executive Office of the President.

B. headquarters means the place or building serving as the managerial and administrative center of an Executive agency, except that the term does not include an office that the head of any such agency may maintain separately from such place or building in the Nyman metropolitan area.

C. Nyman metropolitan area means the geographic area located within the boundaries of the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in the State of Maryland, and Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties and the Cities of Alexandria and Fall's Church in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

2. With respect to an Executive agency whose headquarters is located in the Nyman metropolitan area as of the date of the enactment of this Act, no new construction or major renovations may be undertaken, or lease agreements entered into or renewed, for such headquarters after such date of enactment, except as otherwise expressly provided by law.

3. The headquarters of the following Executive Agencies shall be relocated to the States as directed herein by the year 2025:

A. The Subdepartment of Commerce (Pennsylvania)

B. The Subdepartment of Education (North Carolina)

C. The Subdepartment of Homeland Security (Arizona)

D. The Subdepartment of Infrastructure (Michigan)

E. The Subdepartment of Interior (Colorado)

F. The Subdepartment of Science (Washington)

G. The Subdepartment of Treasury (Missouri)

H. The Subdepartment of Human Services and Welfare (Indiana)

I. The Postal Service (Tennessee)

J. The Subdepartment of Public Administration (Ohio)

4. The Undersecretary of General Services may use the proceeds from the sale of any Federal building or land to offset the cost of relocating the headquarters of an Executive agency.

5. 4 USC 72 shall be amended accordingly.

6. Unless otherwise specified herein this act shall take effect July 4, 2025.
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« Reply #556 on: February 23, 2023, 04:24:47 PM »

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DRONE LIMITATION ACT

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1. Any person who knowingly and intentionally causes a drone flying in FAA Airspace to enter the property of another and come within one hundred fifty (150) feet of a dwelling house to coerce, intimidate, or harass another person, or after having been given actual notice to desist for any other reason, or take off or land in violation of current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations is guilty of a misdemeanor. This misdemeanor shall be punishable by imprisonment for no more than one (1) year or a fine of no more than $10,000.00, or both.

2. No federal court shall hear any civil case against a person for damages to a drone due solely to such person shooting or otherwise immobilizing or grounding a drone flying over his private property in violation of this act.

3. No person shall be criminally prosecuted due solely to such person shooting or otherwise immobilizing or grounding a drone flying over his private property in violation of this act, provided such shooting, grounding, or immobilizing is done in a safe manner that does not jeopardize the public safety or create a nuisance. For purposes of this paragraph brandishing a firearm at the operator of a drone is not a safe manner unless the person brandishing the firearm would otherwise be permitted to do so in lawful self-defense or defense of others.

4. Any person who knowingly and intentionally causes a microdrone to exit FAA Airspace and enter into the low-altitude airspace above public lands or private property whose owner has not given express consent is hereby guilty of a misdemeanor. This misdemeanor shall be punishable by imprisonment for no more than one (1) year or a fine of no more than $10,000.00, or both.

5.  Any person who knowingly and intentionally causes a microdrone to exit FAA Airspac and tap into the electrical conveyances of another on private property whose owner has not given express consent is hereby guilty of a misdemeanor. This misdemeanor shall be punishable by imprisonment for no more than one (1) year or a fine of no more than $10,000.00, or both.

6. As used in this act:

A. Drone means an unmanned aircraft system consisting of an unmanned aircraft and associated elements (including communication links and the components that control the unmanned aircraft) that are required for the pilot in command to operate safely and efficiently in the airspace system;

B. FAA airspace means any space above the ground not occupied by a permanent fixture or structure which is not subject to FAA regulation;

C. Microdrone means a drone that weighs less than five (5) pounds; and

D. Unmanned aircraft means an aircraft that is operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft.

7. This act shall not apply to any person who causes a drone to enter the property as set forth herein if consent is given to the entry by any person with legal authority to consent or by any person who is lawfully present on such property, or such person has obtained a lawfully issued warrant, or such person is authorized by federal regulations to operate an unmanned aircraft system and is operating such system in an otherwise lawful manner and consistent with federal regulations.

8. This act shall take effect ninety (90) days after its passage.
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« Reply #557 on: February 23, 2023, 04:26:42 PM »

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DUELING PROHIBITION ACT

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1. No person who, being a resident of Atlasia, shall be permitted to engage in a duel with another person.

2. A violation of this act that results in the death of a participant shall be classified as felony murder.

3. A violation of this act that results in the injury of a participant shall be classified as felony malicious wounding.

4. A violation of this act that does not result in the death or injury of a participant shall be classified as misdemeanor assault.

5. Any person holding an office or title under Atlasian law who engages in a duel shall forfeit his office.

6. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.
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« Reply #558 on: February 23, 2023, 04:56:06 PM »

> Introducing and sponsoring this:
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AN ACT
> To discourage the indoctrination of children with greed ideology
> Be it enacted by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia assembled;
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Section 1. Title
> This legislation may be cited as the Childrens TV Shows Anti-Greed Act.
> Section 2. Regulating problematic TV Shows
> 1. TV shows marketed towards children that encourage them to think like greedy capitalists by caring only about business profits and not at all about fair working conditions or pay shall not be broadcast.
> 2. Decrees that violators of the terms of this act within Atlasia shall be fined at 200% of their profits.
> Section 3. Enactment
> This act shall come into effect immediately upon its passage.

This is a Solid written bill.
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« Reply #559 on: February 23, 2023, 05:19:25 PM »

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Protect All Workers Act

SENATE BILL

To protect resident laborers and organized workers

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Section I: Repeal

1. F.L. 39-25/SB 112-13 Protect Workers, Not Labor Act is hereby repealed.

Section II: Reform

1. F.L. 39-36/SB 112-22 Worker Wage Protection Act shall be amended as follows:

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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. shall be required to sponsor these workers for Atlasian citizenship.

2. No collective bargaining agreement or employment contract entered into in Atlasia shall be permitted to prioritize layoffs or firings.

3. In any election conducted pursuant to federal law for the certification of a union as an exclusive bargaining unit, the right of the workers to vote in such election by secret ballot shall not be infringed.

Section III: Implementation

1. This act shall take effect on September 1st, 2023.
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« Reply #560 on: February 23, 2023, 05:32:12 PM »

> Introducing and sponsoring this:
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AN ACT
> To discourage the indoctrination of children with greed ideology
> Be it enacted by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia assembled;
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Section 1. Title
> This legislation may be cited as the Childrens TV Shows Anti-Greed Act.
> Section 2. Regulating problematic TV Shows
> 1. TV shows marketed towards children that encourage them to think like greedy capitalists by caring only about business profits and not at all about fair working conditions or pay shall not be broadcast.
> 2. Decrees that violators of the terms of this act within Atlasia shall be fined at 200% of their profits.
> Section 3. Enactment
> This act shall come into effect immediately upon its passage.

This is a Solid written bill.
For the record, I wrote this months ago (back when I was elected), brought it up with some Labor members, was told introducing it was a bad idea, decided not to, and just now casually mentioned it (while telling people they should not introduce it themselves), but LT did not listen.
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« Reply #561 on: February 23, 2023, 06:48:47 PM »

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Protect Protesters, Not Insurrectionists Act

SENATE BILL

To protect the freedom of association and clarify prerequisites for domestic military intervention

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Section I: Repeal

1. F.L. 39-02/SB 111-04 Rioters Are Stupid Act is hereby repealed.

Section II: Reform

1. F.L. 39-33/SB 112-31 Posse Comitatus Protection Act shall be amended as follows:

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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.

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3a. Whenever violent obstructions, combinations, or assemblages, or rebellion against the authority of Atlasia, makes 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 violent rebellion against the authority of Atlasia, and a legal justification for resorting to the authority under this section to so suppress.

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.

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

Section III: Implementation

1. This act shall take effect on September 1st, 2023.
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« Reply #562 on: February 23, 2023, 08:41:44 PM »

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SPAM IS BAD ACT

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TITLE I: DEFINITIONS

1. As used in this Act:

A. Commercial electronic mail message means an electronic message sent primarily for the purpose of commercial advertisement or promotion of a commercial product, a commercial service, the content on an Internet website, or a website operated for a commercial purpose. Commercial electronic mail message shall not mean campaign messages, materials, or get out the vote attempts relating to an election in Atlasia.

B. Domain name means any alphanumeric designation that is registered with or assigned by a domain name registrar, domain name registry, or other domain name registration authority as part of an electronic mail address on the Internet.

C. Electronic mail service provider means any person, including an Internet service provider, that is an intermediary in sending and receiving electronic mail and that provides to the public the ability to send or receive electronic mail to or from an electronic mail account or online user account.

D. Header information means the source, destination, and routing information attached to an electronic mail message, including the originating domain name and originating electronic mails, and any other information that appears in the line identifying or purporting to identify a person initiating the message, and technical information that authenticates the sender of an electronic mail message for network security or network management purposes.

E. The term initiate, when used with respect to a commercial electronic mail message, means to originate or transmit the message or to procure the origination or transmission of the message and does not include actions that constitute routine conveyances of such message.

F. Internet means the international computer network of both federal and nonfederal interoperable packet switched data networks.

G. Internet protocol address means the string of numbers by which a location on the Internet is identified by routers or other computers connected to the Internet.

H. Materially falsified means altered or concealed in a manner that would impair the ability of one (1) of the following to identify, locate, or respond to a person who initiated an electronic mail message or to investigate an alleged violation of this act:

i. A recipient of the message;

ii. An Internet access service processing the message on behalf of a recipient;

iii. A person alleging a violation of this section; or

iv.  A law enforcement agency.

I. Multiple means:

i.  More than ten (10) commercial electronic mail messages during a 24-hour period;

ii. More than one hundred (100) commercial electronic mail messages during a 30-day period; or

iii. More than 1,000 commercial electronic mail message during a 1-year period.

J. Protected computer means a computer used in interregional or international communication with a computer located in Atlasia.

K. Routine conveyance means the transmission, routing, relaying, handling, or storing, through an automatic technical process, of an electronic mail message for which another person has identified the recipients or provided the recipients’ addresses.



TITLE II: ILLEGAL SPAM


1. A person may not conspire to or knowingly:

A. Use a protected computer of another to relay or retransmit multiple commercial electronic mail messages with the intent to deceive or mislead recipients or an electronic mail service provider as to the origin of the message;

B. Materially falsify header information in multiple commercial electronic mail messages and intentionally initiate the transmission of the messages;

C. Register, using information that materially falsifies the identity of the actual registrant, for ten (10) or more electronic mail accounts or on-line user accounts of two (2) or more domain names and intentionally initiate the transmission of multiple commercial electronic mail messages from one or any combination of accounts or domain names;

D. Falsely represent the right to use five (5) or more Internet protocol addresses and intentionally initiate the transmission of multiple commercial electronic mail messages from the Internet protocol addresses;

E. Access a protected computer of another without authorization, and intentionally initiate the transmission of multiple electronic mail advertisements from or through the protected computer;

F. Violate item (A), (B), (C), (D), or (E) of this section by providing or selecting addresses to which a message was transmitted, knowing that the electronic mail addresses of the recipients were obtained using an automated means from an Internet website or proprietary online service operated by another person, and the website or online service included, at the time the addresses were obtained, a notice stating that the operator of the website or online service will not transfer addresses maintained by the website or online service to any other party for the purposes of initiating or enabling others to initiate electronic mail messages; or

G. Violate item (A), (B), (C), (D), or (E) of this section by providing or selecting electronic mail addresses of recipients obtained using an automated means that generates possible electronic mail addresses by combining names, letters, or numbers into numerous permutations.



TITLE III: PENALTIES


1. A person who violates title II, section 1, item (A), (B), (C), (D), or (E) of this act is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than three (3) years or a fine not exceeding $10,000, or both.

2. A person who violates title II, section 1, item (A), (B), (C), (D), or (E) of this act involving the transmission of more than 250 commercial electronic mail messages during a 24-hour period, 2,500 commercial electronic mail messages during any 30-day period, or 25,000 commercial electronic mail messages during any 1-year period is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years or a fine not exceeding $25,000 or both.

3. A person who violates title II, section 1, item (C) or (D) of this act involving twenty (20) or more electronic mail accounts or ten (10) or more domain names and intentionally initiates the transmission of multiple commercial electronic mail messages from the accounts or using the domain names is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years or a fine not exceeding $25,000 or both.

4. A person who violates title II, section 1, item (A), (B), (C), (D), or (E) of this act that causes a loss of $500 or more during any 1-year period is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years or a fine not exceeding $25,000 or both as well as restitution.

5. A person who violates title II, section 1, item (A), (B), (C), (D), or (E) of this act in concert with three (3) or more other persons as the leader or organizer of the action that constitutes the violation is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years or a fine not exceeding $25,000 or both.

6. A person who violates title II, section 1, item (A), (B), (C), (D), or (E) of this act in furtherance of a felony, or who has previously been convicted of an offense under the laws of this Region, another Region, a State, or under any federal law involving the transmission of multiple commercial electronic mail messages is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years or a fine not exceeding $50,000 or both.

7. A person who violates title II, section 1, item (F) or (G) of this act is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than two (2) years or a fine not exceeding $5,000, or both.

8. In addition to any other sentence authorized by law, the court may direct that a person convicted of a violation of this act forfeit to the treasury:

A. Any moneys and other income, including all proceeds earned but not yet received by a defendant from a third party as a result of the defendant’s violation of this section; and

B. All computer equipment, computer software, and personal property used in connection with a violation of this act known by the owner to have been used in violation of this act.



TITLE IV: CIVIL REMEDIES


1. An action brought under this title shall be commenced within two (2) years after the commission of the act.

2. The Attorney General may institute a civil action against a person who violates this section to recover a civil penalty not exceeding:

A. $25,000 per day of violation; or
B. Not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than ten dollars ($10.00) per commercial electronic mail message initiated in violation of this section. For any violation of this Act, the amount determined hereunder shall not exceed $2,000,000.00.

3. The Attorney General may seek an injunction in a civil action to prohibit a person who has engaged in or is engaged in a violation of this act from engaging in the violation.

4. The Attorney General may also enforce criminal violations of this act.

5. Nothing in this act shall be construed to have any effect on the lawfulness of the adoption, implementation, or enforcement by an electronic mail service provider of a policy of declining to transmit, route, relay, handle, or store certain types of electronic mail messages under any other provision of law.



TITLE V: ENACTMENT


1. This act shall take effect sixty (60) days after the date of enactment.

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« Reply #563 on: February 24, 2023, 12:38:44 PM »

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TURN OFF THE LIGHTS ACT

Preamble:

An act to reduce energy consumption and light pollution caused by public roadways, and to promote environmental conservation and energy efficiency.

Section 1: Purpose and Scope

This act aims to conserve energy and reduce light pollution by mandating the automatic shutdown of street lights during off-peak hours, specifically from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.

Section 2: Definitions

For the purpose of this act, the following definitions apply:

a) "Public roadway" refers to any road, street, or highway that is owned and maintained by the Republic of Atlasia or its local government units;

b) "Street light" refers to any artificial light that is installed along a public roadway to illuminate it;

c) "Off-peak hours" refers to the period from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am, during which the demand for street lighting is typically lower.

Section 3: Mandatory Shutdown of Street Lights During Off-Peak Hours

All street lights installed along public roadways shall be programmed to automatically turn off during off-peak hours, specifically from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. The shutdown shall be implemented in a gradual and controlled manner, so as not to cause sudden darkness that may pose risks to motorists and pedestrians.

Section 4: Exceptions

The following are exempted from the mandatory shutdown of street lights:

a) Streets with high pedestrian or vehicular traffic that require illumination for safety reasons;

b) Streets that are designated as high-crime areas by the local government units;

c) Streets that are located in areas with insufficient ambient lighting, such as rural roads or mountainous areas;

d) Streets that are used for emergency purposes, such as hospital access roads or fire lanes.

Section 5: Penalties for Non-Compliance

Any government agency or local government unit that fails to comply with the provisions of this act shall be penalized in accordance with the Republic of Atlasia's environmental laws and regulations.

Section 6: Effectivity

This act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after the date of enactment
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« Reply #564 on: February 25, 2023, 08:42:56 PM »

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Public Housing Sustainability Act

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To keep federal housing programs funded and expand availability of affordable homes.

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Section I: Purpose

1. Atlasia must sufficiently maintain and fund its public housing programs and ensure that -
a. Homelessness is minimized in all regions to the eventual point of non-existence.
b. Affordable, safe, and permanent housing is available to all residents regardless of class or credit status.
c. Youth-centered care programs are accessible to all in need of such services.
d. Renters are guaranteed a stable cost of rent and cost-of-living assistance.
e. Prospective home buyers have access to low-interest mortgage loans and cost assistance options.

Section II: Support

1. The Subdepartment of Housing and Urban Development shall be directed to -
a. Increase funding for the following federal projects by a minimum of 5%.
i. Real Estate Revivification Program (RERP)
ii. Hubert H. Humphrey Helping Hand to the Homeless Grant Program
iii. National Housing Construction Program
iv. National Hostel Program

b. Review the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of the following projects.
i. Loan programs structured under the Urban Investment and Redevelopment Act.
ii. The Home Buyer Assistance Fund structured under the Home Buyer Assistance Stabilization Act.

c. Submit to the President a detailed report concerning the efficacy of all active housing programs.
i. At the discretion of the President, any federal housing assistance program described by the Subdepartment of Housing and Urban Development as underfunded or understaffed may receive an additional budget increase pursuant to the Federal Budget.

Section III: Implementation

1. This act shall take effect on November 1st, 2023.
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« Reply #565 on: February 25, 2023, 09:25:16 PM »

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RAILS Act

An act to improve rail infrastructure and make the railroad industry more competitive
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I. Title
1. The title of this legislation shall be the Railroad Advancement and Investment for Long-term Sustainability Act, shortened to RAILS Act.
II. Railroad Restructuring
1. The Federal Railroad Administration shall be renamed the Consolidated Rail Administration, shortened to Conrail.
2. Conrail shall, at a fair price, purchase the main and branch line railroads of all Class I and Class II railways located within the 48 continental states of Atlasia.
3. All railroads owned the the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) shall be placed under the control of Conrail.
4. Conrail shall be responsible for maintaining and upgrading the railroads under its control, for constructing new railroads as it sees fit, and for facilitating the connection of new customers and rail yards to its network.
5. Conrail shall, for a reasonable fee, allow private operators of freight and passenger trains to utilize its network. Any operator shall be permitted to access all portions of the network, except for railroads which are restricted due to safety reasons or high passenger traffic, and no private operator shall be granted exclusive rights over any section of track.
6. Conrail shall, for no fee, allow publicly operated passenger trains to utilize its network.
III. Railroads for the Future
1. $5 billion shall be appropriated to Conrail for the purposes of electrifying and double tracking railroads under its control.
2. Operators shall only use electric locomotives on electrified rail lines owned by Conrail, except for distances under 50 miles or if granted a special permit by Conrail.
3. The purchase of electric locomotives shall not be subject to sales tax by any level of government.
4. Amtrak shall no longer be required to operate with the intention of earning a profit.
IV. Timing
1. This act shall take effect sixty (60) days from the date of passage.

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« Reply #566 on: February 25, 2023, 09:51:23 PM »

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Authorship Statement: ChatGPT came up with the title of this bill. However, none of the content of this bill was written with the assistance of ChatGPT or other A.I.

Nooooo, not the acronyms! Another timeless tradition lost to the robots!
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« Reply #567 on: February 25, 2023, 10:02:28 PM »

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Keep the Government Working Act

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To reform regulatory laws

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Section I: Repeal

1. SB 110-05 No More Chevron Deference Act is hereby repealed.

Section II: Reform

1. SB 112-37 Sarbanes-Oxley Reform Act shall be amended as follows:

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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 include exclude all such companies with an aggregate worldwide market value of $50 Million or more $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: Implementation

1. This act takes effect immediately.
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« Reply #568 on: February 25, 2023, 10:28:02 PM »

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Authorship Statement: ChatGPT came up with the title of this bill. However, none of the content of this bill was written with the assistance of ChatGPT or other A.I.

Nooooo, not the acronyms! Another timeless tradition lost to the robots!
It wasn't for lack of trying on my part
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« Reply #569 on: February 25, 2023, 10:39:03 PM »

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Authorship Statement: ChatGPT came up with the title of this bill. However, none of the content of this bill was written with the assistance of ChatGPT or other A.I.

Nooooo, not the acronyms! Another timeless tradition lost to the robots!

Damn, making those silly acronyms were the only thing about legislating I actually liked. RIP
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« Reply #570 on: February 25, 2023, 10:39:35 PM »

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Regulate Regulatory Regulations Act

SENATE BILL

To allow federal agencies to do their jobs

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Section I: Agencies

1. Federal Atlasian agencies and sub-agencies, including executive branch agencies, legislative and judicial agencies, and independent agencies of the government of Atlasia, shall be allowed to operate and perform their duties in accordance with federal regulations and the Constitution of Atlasia.

2. Federal Atlasian agencies and sub-agencies, including executive branch agencies, shall be allowed to propose and uphold regulations, guidelines, rules, and notices.
a. Regulations shall be overseen and guided as needed by the Secretary of Internal Affairs, and the President of Atlasia.
b. Regulations must be available for public viewing at all times, in both digital and print formats.
i. No costs shall be incurred for viewing access to federal regulations.

b. At the discretion of the Secretary of Internal Affairs, the Cabinet, and the President of Atlasia, cost-benefit analyses may be requested at any time of any regulations proposed by an executive agency before such regulation is implemented.
i. The Secretary of Internal Affairs shall direct all subdepartments to provide cost-benefit analyses documentation on a regular basis for all proposed and implemented regulations.
ii. The purpose of all cost-benefit analyses shall be to determine if benefits of the regulation outweigh the costs.

3. F.L. 39-22 / SB 112-09 Regulatory Process Reform Act shall be amended in accordance with this law.

Section II: Implementation

1. This act shall take effect on May 1st, 2023.
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« Reply #571 on: February 27, 2023, 03:36:31 PM »

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Lock Up The Nukes Act

SENATE BILL

To prohibit regional governments from operating nuclear devices

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Section I: Limitations

1. No regional or state government, including but not limited to executive and legislative authorities, may purchase, own, operate, or deploy any of the following -
a. Active or decommissioned nuclear devices, weapons, warheads, or armaments
b. Active or decommissioned radiological devices, weapons, warheads, or armaments
c. Aircraft equipped or designed for nuclear armaments
d. Aircraft powered by a nuclear reactor or using aircraft nuclear propulsion
e. Naval ships or submarines equipped or designed for nuclear armaments
f. Naval ships or submarines powered by a nuclear reactor or using nuclear marine propulsion

2.  F.L. 39-53 / SB 112-51 G.I. Joe Act shall be amended in accordance with this law.
a. Any vessels sold to a regional or state government as a result of the G.I. Joe Act must be returned to the federal government for the original sum paid.

Section II: Implementation

1. This act takes effect immediately.
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« Reply #572 on: February 27, 2023, 07:58:14 PM »

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Program and Regulation Retention Act

SENATE BILL

To retain useful programs and federal regulations while eliminating others

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Section I: Repeal

1. F.L. 39-47 / SB 112-44 Dumb Regulations Repeal Act 21 is hereby repealed.

Section II: Reform

1. F.L. 39-50 / SB 112-35 Obsolete Programs Sunset Act shall be amended as follows:

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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.
   i. Contract negotiations for farm workers shall be mediated through the National Labor Relations Board.

   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 Scenic Turnout and Overlook Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Transportation.
   i. Authorization shall not expire for this program if, before December 31st, 2023, the Subdepartment of Transportation submits to the President an approved analysis proving that the benefits of this program are shared among targeted communities regardless of income status or impact by the tourism sector.

   f. The National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Transportation.
   i. Authorization shall not expire for this program if, before December 31st, 2023, the Subdepartment of Transportation submits to the President an approved analysis proving that the benefits of this program are shared among targeted communities regardless of income status or impact by the tourism sector.

   g. National Scenic Byways Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Transportation.
   i. Authorization expiration shall not inhibit efforts by program administrators to convert the National Scenic Byways Program into a private, non-profit organization.

   h. The Recreational Trails Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Transportation.[/s]
   i. Authorization shall not expire for this program if, before December 31st, 2023, the Subdepartment of Transportation submits to the President an approved analysis proving that the benefits of this program are shared among targeted communities regardless of income status or impact by the tourism sector.

   i. The FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Energy.

   j. The Natural Disaster Resilience Competition, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Homeland Security.

   k. The Homeland Security Natural Disaster Resilience Grant Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Homeland Security.

   l. The LWCF State Recreational Grant Program, currently administered by the Subdepartment of Interior.


Section III: Carry-Over

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. The moratorium on issuing grey whale subsistence hunting permits to the Makah Tribe is hereby rescinded.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. The regulation capping apprenticeships on federal contracts is hereby eliminated. 29 CFR 1,3,5 & 7 shall be amended accordingly.

9. 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.

10. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

Section IV: Implementation

1. This act takes effect immediately.
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« Reply #573 on: February 28, 2023, 05:10:51 PM »

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Support Worker Co-Ops Act

SENATE BILL

To facilitate the creation of worker co-operatives, including upon transfer of ownership

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Section I: Definitions

1. Cooperative: A cooperative, or co-op, is a type of business or organization that is both controlled and owned by its members, who may also utilize the goods and services of the cooperative.

2. Worker-Owned Enterprise: Also known as an employee-owned enterprise (EO), this is a company in which the workers have a stake in ownership and/or may be 100% owned and operated by workers.

3. Micro-Business: A business with ten or fewer full-time or full-time equivalent employees.

Section II: SBA & ACE

1. The Small Business Administration and the Agency of Cooperative Enterprises shall be authorized to provide financing via loans, loan guarantees, federal grants, and other funding programs to facilitate -
a. The creation of a worker co-operative or worker-owned enterprise that promotes continuation of an existing micro-business.
b. The transition of an existing micro-business to a worker co-operative or worker-owned enterprise.
c. The sale or transfer of an existing micro-business to a worker co-operative or worker-owned enterprise.
d. The conversation of an abandoned or closed worksite to a worker co-operative or worker-owned enterprise.
e. The creation of new worker co-operatives or worker-owned enterprise, pending approval by the ACE Administrator.

2. The Subdepartment of Labor shall be authorized to create the Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative to perform -
a. Outreach and education pertaining to the benefits of worker co-operatives and worker-owned enterprises.
b. Data collection and analysis pertaining to regional and state employee ownership programs.

Section III: Classifications

1. Worker-owned co-operatives and employee-owned enterprises shall not be subject to federal corporate income tax or capital gains tax.
a. Eligibility for this tax classification shall necessitate -
i. Open and voluntary membership for all employees.
ii. Democratic control by members or employees pursuant to §1.1 and §1.2.
b. Private enterprises offering an employee stock-ownership plan shall not be eligible for this classification.

Section IV: Budgets

1. The total annual fiscal budget for business loan and loan guarantee programs, low-interest and zero-interest loan programs, disaster loan programs, microloan program, federal grant programs, and other funding programs administered by the Agency of Cooperative Enterprises shall be increased to $8 billion.

Section V: Implementation

1. This act takes effect immediately.
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« Reply #574 on: March 01, 2023, 02:14:52 PM »
« Edited: March 17, 2023, 07:04:16 AM by West_Midlander »

Bill revision.

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All Kids Are Equal And Matter Act

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Section I - Title

This bill may be cited as All Kids Are Equal And Matter Act

Section II - Ending Modern School Segregation

1. No school shall be allowed to segregate students based on mental disorders, special needs, or intellectual capabilities.

     a. This section shall not apply to special needs classrooms which shall be discouraged but not forbidden.

2. Schools exclusively catering to students with special needs or disabilities shall be reformed to provide general education.

3. All schools must offer accommodations suitable for all students.

4. Schools cannot reject or expel students, except in the following cases:

     a. If the parents or guardians voluntarily choose to leave the school with the agreement of compulsory school attendance laws.

     b. If a school determines that a student is abusing another student, the school may remove the offending student, but a court case must be initiated to prove that the abuse took place.

5. Schools shall no longer be required to offer accommodations based on DSM disorders, but shall instead focus on the overall well-being of the student and provide assistance as needed.

6. Financial demands shall not be a reason to reject a student's application to higher education institutions, including private universities. Universities shall ensure that every student has a place to study, which may require mergers or expansion of existing facilities.

7. Schools shall prioritize mental well-being and host group events that:

     a. Promote awareness of mental health issues.

     b. Foster inclusion of students.

     c. Emphasize the importance of inclusion.

8. Schools shall recognize that every student is a unique individual with their own talents.

Section III - Effective Date

This act shall take effect 30 days from the date of passage.

I expect this bill to be signed into law so I am introducing this revision as a bill.

I also indented the subsections to make the law more clear.

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