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« Reply #750 on: September 17, 2023, 12:34:06 AM »

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The National Public Welfare Act

Section 1. This bill will be cited as the National Public Welfare Act

Section 2: To create a fairer future

2.1: No Greed in Education:
(a) The existence of for-profit educational institutions shall be terminated, and they shall transition into non-profit entities prior to the beginning of the 2024-2025 academic year.
(b) Funding and resources shall be redirected towards strengthening and expanding public educational institutions, ensuring quality education accessible to all without financial constraints.

2.2 Ending Corruption in Healthcare:
(a) All for-profit healthcare institutions, including hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies, shall undergo a transition to nonprofit status effective immediately to ensure every citizen's right to affordable and quality healthcare.
(b) Emphasis shall be placed on the establishment of community-based primary healthcare centers and hospitals in underserved regions, bolstering preventive care, and improving health outcomes for all citizens.

2.3 Comfort over Profit:
(a) Private companies operating within the energy sector shall be nationalized effective immediately, ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of resources and an affordable energy supply for all.
(b) Investments in renewable energy sources shall be prioritized to mitigate environmental impacts and promote sustainable development.

Section 3: Nationalized Free Public Transportation System

3.1 Establishment of National Public Transportation System:
(a) A comprehensive and efficient nationwide public transportation system shall be established.
(b) This system shall include various modes of transportation, such as buses, trains, trollies, and ferries, aiming to provide affordable, accessible, and reliable transportation options for all citizens.

3.2 Funding and Operation:
(a) Ten billion dollars paid for by an annual increase in the income tax for those making greater than $500,00 shall be allocated to develop, maintain, and expand the public transportation infrastructure.
(b) The operation and management of the national public transportation system shall be entrusted to a dedicated public entity responsible for ensuring efficiency, safety, and accessibility.

3.3 Integration and Accessibility:
(a) The national public transportation system shall be designed to seamlessly connect urban, suburban, and rural areas, ensuring equal access to transportation for all citizens, regardless of their geographic location.
(b) Special provisions shall be made to accommodate persons with disabilities, the elderly, and other vulnerable populations, enabling their full participation in society.
(c) Proposals will begin effective immediately and the current projected deadline is to implement this program prior to January 1, 2038.

Section 4: Implementation and Collaboration

4.1 Phased Implementation Plan:
(a) Transition support programs shall be established to assist affected stakeholders during the phase-out of for-profit sectors.

4.2 Collaborative Efforts:
(a) Collaborative partnerships between relevant government entities, educational institutions, healthcare professionals, energy experts, and transportation authorities shall be fostered to ensure a smooth transition and effective implementation.
(b) Public participation and feedback mechanisms shall be established to gather input from citizens, organizations, and experts to refine and improve the implementation process.

Please note: This bill was created with the assistance of ChatGPT.



Respectfully, I believe this legislation is ridiculously impractical. While we may currently enjoy a surplus, it is not limitless. Nationalizing all healthcare institutions, energy companies, and public transportation systems could easily number in the trillions of dollars, which we simply do not have. The legislation provides only a funding source for the public transportation system, which may not even be adequate, while blatantly ignoring the rest of the costs.
Further, given that the language of the bill attempts to blatantly ban entire classes of private business, I question its constitutionality. Article III, Section III of the Constitution explicitly signals out only inter-regional commerce (between one region and another) for regulation by the Senate. Many of the businesses affected by this bill, including local clinics and pharmacies, may engage in only intra-regional (within a region) commerce, which it appears we do not have the power to regulate. Article II, Section III of the Constitution appears to appropriate that power to the regions themselves.

Therefore, under the powers prescribed to me by Article II, 2. of the OSPR, I hereby remove this legislation from the queue. This action may be overridden by the signatures of six senators in this thread.


I would further advise the Senate to avoid using ChatGPT for bill writing assistance, as it is just a bot that has no ability to actually think through ideas and just spits out text that is not often easily incomprehensible. If you feel you lack the ability to write a bill from scratch, I would recommend finding a RL proposed bill at https://www.congress.gov/ and trimming it down for Atlasia purposes, rather than trying to make sense of bot output.
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« Reply #751 on: September 17, 2023, 12:37:18 AM »

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The National Public Welfare Act

Section 1. This bill will be cited as the National Public Welfare Act

Section 2: To create a fairer future

2.1: No Greed in Education:
(a) The existence of for-profit educational institutions shall be terminated, and they shall transition into non-profit entities prior to the beginning of the 2024-2025 academic year.
(b) Funding and resources shall be redirected towards strengthening and expanding public educational institutions, ensuring quality education accessible to all without financial constraints.

2.2 Ending Corruption in Healthcare:
(a) All for-profit healthcare institutions, including hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies, shall undergo a transition to nonprofit status effective immediately to ensure every citizen's right to affordable and quality healthcare.
(b) Emphasis shall be placed on the establishment of community-based primary healthcare centers and hospitals in underserved regions, bolstering preventive care, and improving health outcomes for all citizens.

2.3 Comfort over Profit:
(a) Private companies operating within the energy sector shall be nationalized effective immediately, ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of resources and an affordable energy supply for all.
(b) Investments in renewable energy sources shall be prioritized to mitigate environmental impacts and promote sustainable development.

Section 3: Nationalized Free Public Transportation System

3.1 Establishment of National Public Transportation System:
(a) A comprehensive and efficient nationwide public transportation system shall be established.
(b) This system shall include various modes of transportation, such as buses, trains, trollies, and ferries, aiming to provide affordable, accessible, and reliable transportation options for all citizens.

3.2 Funding and Operation:
(a) Ten billion dollars paid for by an annual increase in the income tax for those making greater than $500,00 shall be allocated to develop, maintain, and expand the public transportation infrastructure.
(b) The operation and management of the national public transportation system shall be entrusted to a dedicated public entity responsible for ensuring efficiency, safety, and accessibility.

3.3 Integration and Accessibility:
(a) The national public transportation system shall be designed to seamlessly connect urban, suburban, and rural areas, ensuring equal access to transportation for all citizens, regardless of their geographic location.
(b) Special provisions shall be made to accommodate persons with disabilities, the elderly, and other vulnerable populations, enabling their full participation in society.
(c) Proposals will begin effective immediately and the current projected deadline is to implement this program prior to January 1, 2038.

Section 4: Implementation and Collaboration

4.1 Phased Implementation Plan:
(a) Transition support programs shall be established to assist affected stakeholders during the phase-out of for-profit sectors.

4.2 Collaborative Efforts:
(a) Collaborative partnerships between relevant government entities, educational institutions, healthcare professionals, energy experts, and transportation authorities shall be fostered to ensure a smooth transition and effective implementation.
(b) Public participation and feedback mechanisms shall be established to gather input from citizens, organizations, and experts to refine and improve the implementation process.

Please note: This bill was created with the assistance of ChatGPT.



Respectfully, I believe this legislation is ridiculously impractical. While we may currently enjoy a surplus, it is not limitless. Nationalizing all healthcare institutions, energy companies, and public transportation systems could easily number in the trillions of dollars, which we simply do not have. The legislation provides only a funding source for the public transportation system, which may not even be adequate, while blatantly ignoring the rest of the costs.
Further, given that the language of the bill attempts to blatantly ban entire classes of private business, I question its constitutionality. Article III, Section III of the Constitution explicitly signals out only inter-regional commerce (between one region and another) for regulation by the Senate. Many of the businesses affected by this bill, including local clinics and pharmacies, may engage in only intra-regional (within a region) commerce, which it appears we do not have the power to regulate. Article II, Section III of the Constitution appears to appropriate that power to the regions themselves.

Therefore, under the powers prescribed to me by Article II, 2. of the OSPR, I hereby remove this legislation from the queue. This action may be overridden by the signatures of six senators in this thread.


I would further advise the Senate to avoid using ChatGPT for bill writing assistance, as it is just a bot that has no ability to actually think through ideas and just spits out text that is not often easily incomprehensible. If you feel you lack the ability to write a bill from scratch, I would recommend finding a RL proposed bill at https://www.congress.gov/ and trimming it down for Atlasia purposes, rather than trying to make sense of bot output.

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« Reply #752 on: September 17, 2023, 07:18:58 AM »

I would further advise the Senate to avoid using ChatGPT for bill writing assistance, as it is just a bot that has no ability to actually think through ideas and just spits out text that is not often easily incomprehensible. If you feel you lack the ability to write a bill from scratch, I would recommend finding a RL proposed bill at https://www.congress.gov/ and trimming it down for Atlasia purposes, rather than trying to make sense of bot output.

Or, additionally, you could even just find any bill introduced in Atlasia itself from before 2018 or thereabouts.

Learn from your antecedents, people!

https://talkelections.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=239009.0
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« Reply #753 on: September 18, 2023, 12:03:14 PM »

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Continuing Resolution
1. The  FY2023 Budget shall remain in effect until the passage of an FY2024 Budget, or November 3, 2023 at Noon ET, whichever is earlier.

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« Reply #754 on: September 19, 2023, 07:57:45 AM »

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Establishing the Atlasian Meteorological Institution

Preamble: Recognizing the need to centralize weather forecasting, climatology, climate action, and geo-engineering activities in the Republic of Atlasia, and to ensure public trust and consistency in meteorological data.

Article I. Establishment of the Atlasian Meteorological Institution (AMI)

Section 1. Creation of the AMI:
There shall be established the Atlasian Meteorological Institution (hereinafter referred to as the "AMI").

Section 2. Purpose:
The AMI will be the sole and primary national institution for:

Weather forecasting: Providing accurate, timely, and consistent weather forecasts for the benefit of the general public, government agencies, and businesses.
Climatological studies: Conducting research to understand past climate patterns and predict future trends.
Climate action planning and strategy: Developing and implementing plans to mitigate the impacts of climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and adapt to changing environmental conditions.
Geo-engineering research and implementation: Investigating and deploying technologies to modify or manipulate the Earth's climate systems in a safe and effective manner.
Sale of Weather Predictions: AMI will be the exclusive provider of weather predictions and data for broadcasting on television, radio, newspapers, and other public communication mediums.
Disaster Response: Coordinating meteorological input for national disaster response strategies and providing real-time updates during emergencies.
Education and Outreach: Providing educational resources to the public, schools, and businesses about meteorological phenomena and climate change.
International Cooperation: Collaborating with global meteorological organizations and participating in global climate initiatives.
Data Collection and Management: Centralizing meteorological data collection, storage, and dissemination, ensuring consistency and accuracy.
Technological Advancement: Investing in and developing new technologies for better forecasting, data collection, and climate action implementation.
To incorporate the sale of weather predictions into the restrictions on private activity:

Article II. Limitation of Private Activity

Section 1. Licensing:

All private entities wishing to engage in weather forecasting, climatology, geo-engineering, or the purchase of weather predictions for broadcasting must obtain a license from the AMI.
Licensing criteria will be determined by the AMI and can be reviewed on an annual basis.

Section 2. Prohibitions:

Unauthorized broadcasting, dissemination, sale, or purchase of weather data, forecasts, or any climatological studies is strictly prohibited.
Any private entity found in violation may be subject to penalties as established by the AMI.

Article III. Nationalization of Meteorological Activities

Section 1. Transfer of Assets:

All assets of private meteorological entities will be transferred to the AMI.
Valuation and compensation for transferred assets will be determined by a committee formed by the AMI in consultation with relevant stakeholders.

Section 2. Personnel Transfer:

All staff and personnel of private meteorological entities will be offered positions within the AMI, with comparable salaries and benefits.
Any redundancies will be managed with fair severance packages and potential re-training opportunities.

Article IV. Budget and Funding

Section 1. Initial Budget Estimate:

Infrastructure & Facilities: $100 million
Personnel & Training: $50 million
Research & Equipment: $40 million
Licensing & Oversight: $10 million
Total Initial Cost: $200 million

Section 2. Annual Operating Budget Estimate:

Personnel Salaries & Benefits: $30 million
Research & Maintenance: $20 million
Outreach & Public Education: $10 million
Total Annual Cost: $60 million

Section 3. Sources of Funding:

National budget allocation
Licensing fees from private entities
International grants and funding for climate action research

Article V. Final Provisions

Section 1. Implementation:

The AMI shall be fully operational within one year of this bill’s enactment.

Section 2. Amendments:

Any amendments to this bill will require the approval of the national legislature.

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« Reply #755 on: September 19, 2023, 11:31:34 AM »
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Atlasia's Age Classification System of 2023

AN ACT to establish a comprehensive age classification system to define rights, duties, legal responsibilities, and societal expectations of individuals based on their age; for the Republic of Atlasia.

Section I: Title and Commencement

This Act may be cited as the "Age Classification Act 2023."
This Act shall come into force on the 1st day of January 2024.

Section II: Definitions

"Minor": Any individual who is below 12 years of age.
"Minor +": Any individual aged between 12 and 15 years.
"Minor ++": Any individual aged between 15 and 18 years.
"Major +": Any individual aged between 18 and 21 years.
"Major ++": Any individual aged between 21 and 25 years.
"Full adult": Any individual aged over 25 years.

Section III: Rights and Duties

Minor:

Right to compulsory primary education, ensuring access to quality learning resources and support.
Cannot be prosecuted by the criminal justice system; shall be dealt under specialized juvenile justice mechanisms with an emphasis on rehabilitation.
Parents or legal guardians have primary say in most decisions; however, minors' opinions should be considered in situations like custody battles or medical procedures.
No right to employment to prevent early age exploitation.
Absolute protection from all forms of child labor.
Right to access child-specific healthcare and wellness services.
Special protection against exposure to harmful content online or offline.

Minor +:

Right to compulsory secondary education, including vocational training for skill development.
Can be prosecuted by the juvenile justice system for serious offenses, but with an emphasis on counseling, education, and community service.
Right to limited employment, subject to strict working hours and conditions that do not compromise their well-being and education.
Parents or legal guardians maintain a significant say, but the individual's opinions and preferences must be legally considered in matters concerning their well-being.
Right to participate in age-appropriate sports and extracurricular activities.

Minor ++:

Right to education up to 18 years, including access to scholarships and higher education preparatory resources.
Can be prosecuted by the juvenile justice system; transition to adult courts for grave offenses should be carried out with extreme caution and consideration.
Right to part-time employment without hindering their educational commitments, with parental consent.
Sexual rights and protections granted; sexual consent age begins, accompanied by access to age-appropriate sex education.

Major +:

Right to full-time employment and access to professional development resources.
Prosecution in adult courts with access to fair representation.
Drinking age begins, coupled with awareness campaigns on responsible drinking.
Legal rights to use certain controlled substances with limitations; mandatory awareness on substance misuse.
Greater autonomy in life decisions; parental say diminishes considerably, but family counseling services are promoted.
Right to vote in all elections and referendums.
Right to hold public offices and other major societal positions, including the right to stand in national elections.

Major ++:

Right to consume all alcoholic beverages with resources promoting responsible consumption.
Full rights to use legally controlled substances, accompanied by regular awareness campaigns.
Eligibility to serve in all capacities in the defense and security forces.

Full adult:

All rights and duties as per the constitution and laws of the Republic of Atlasia apply without any age-related restrictions.
Full autonomy in personal and financial decisions, including the right to inheritance, property acquisition, and business ventures.

Section IV: Protections

Minor to Minor ++:

Protection from all forms of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse, with heavy penalties for perpetrators.
Mandatory reporting of any form of abuse by professionals such as teachers, doctors, counselors, and more.
Special protection mechanisms under juvenile justice to ensure no minor is exposed to the regular penal system.
Protection from harmful substances, with merchants facing stringent punishments for sales to these age groups.
Age-specific online safety regulations to shield them from online threats and inappropriate content.

Major + and Major ++:

Protection from discrimination based on age in employment, education, housing, and other societal platforms.
Protection against exploitation in workplaces, ensuring their rights as young adults are not compromised.
Mental health resources should be made readily available, considering the pressures of early adulthood.
Financial literacy programs to guide them through the intricacies of adult financial responsibilities.

Full adult:

Continued protection against any form of discrimination, ensuring their rights are safeguarded at all life stages.
Access to resources that aid in life's transitions, like parenting classes, homeownership seminars, and retirement planning.
All protections as per the constitution and laws of the Republic of Atlasia apply without any age-related restrictions.

Section V: Re-evaluation of Existing Laws

(a) All current legislation significantly impacted by the newly established age classification system must undergo a thorough review. This will ensure that age-specific rights, duties, and limitations are adjusted in alignment with the new classifications.

(b) Until such revisions are made to existing laws, any reference to a "Minor" will encompass individuals categorized as "Minor" to "Minor ++." Similarly, references to an "Adult" will be understood to include individuals from "Major+" to "Full Adult."

(c) Henceforth, any newly introduced legislation failing to adhere to or incorporate the stipulated age classification system will be considered null and void, and therefore unconstitutional.

(d) For the sake of clarity and uniformity, it is strongly recommended that future legislative endeavors prioritize the use of the age classification system over specifying rigid age limits. This approach not only ensures a more nuanced understanding of rights and responsibilities but also promotes clearer legislative drafting and interpretation.
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« Reply #756 on: September 19, 2023, 11:58:29 AM »
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Say No To Nepotism Act

Section I: Repeal
1. All existing holidays based on players are immediately repealed such as SB 29-06: Olawakandi Day Act and SB 106-21: Nathan-Antonio Day Act.

2. HB 29-35: Atlasians on Currency Act is hereby immediately repealed.

Section II: Effective date
The bill will take effect immediately.
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« Reply #757 on: September 19, 2023, 12:20:57 PM »

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Say No To Nepotism Act

Section I: Repeal
1. All existing holidays based on players are immediately repealed such as SB 29-06: Olawakandi Day Act and SB 106-21: Nathan-Antonio Day Act.

2. HB 29-35: Atlasians on Currency Act is hereby immediately repealed.

Section II: Effective date
The bill will take effect immediately.

I will co-sponsor this.
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« Reply #758 on: September 20, 2023, 04:55:01 AM »

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Death of a Meme Act

1. SR 106-04: Wulfric Resolution (Passed) is hereby immediately repealed
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« Reply #759 on: September 20, 2023, 05:32:00 AM »
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The Termination of COVID-19 Measures Act

Preamble

Recognizing the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity to adapt our legislative and executive measures accordingly,

Article 1: Revocation of COVID-19-specific Legislation

All statutes, laws, and regulations previously enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are hereby repealed and are no longer in force, the following:
1. HB 23-02: Coronavirus Containment and Emergency Response Act
2. HB 23-12: More Funding to Combat COVID-19 Act
3. HB 23-13: Support for Frontline Workers of the 2019-2020 Coronavirus Pandemic Resolution (Passed)
4. HB 24-03: Further Efforts in Pandemic Fighting Act (Passed)
5. HB 23-17: Jobs and Pay During the Coronavirus Pandemic Act (Passed)
6. HB 24-19: Extending Quarantines for New Arrivals Act (Passed)
7. HB 23-05: Emergency Economic Stimulus Act of 2020
8. HB 23-04: More Money for Hurting Small Businesses Act
9. HB 25-05: Employer COVID-19 Liability Limitation Act
10. HB 26.01 Mask Mandate Act
11. HB 26-04: No Coronavirus Copays for Veterans Act
12. HB 26-16: The Second Emergency Economic Stimulus Act of 2020 (Passed)
13. SB 28-11: Vaccine Production Act (Passed)
14. HB 29-04: COVID Is No Match for Bribes Act (Passed)
15. HB 29-12: COVID-19 Funeral Relief Assistance Act
16. HB 28-17: COVIDEBT Act (Debating)
17. HB 29-39: Third Emergency Economic Stimulus Act (Passed)
18. HR 30-08: People over Patents
19. HB 30-05: COVID-19 Vaccine Card Anti-Forgery Act
20. HB 29-42: Medical Leave and Compensation Act of 2021
21. SB 104-05: Direct COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Act (Passed)
22. SB 105-02: Immunization Act of 2021 (Passed)

Exceptions:
SB 117-02: The Covid Offenders Pardon Act

Article 2: Annulment of Ongoing COVID-19 Executive Orders

All executive orders related to COVID-19 that mandate continuing actions are hereby rescinded and declared null and void.

Disclaimer: Sunset Provisions

It is acknowledged that some of the aforementioned laws, statutes, regulations, or executive orders related to COVID-19 might have already expired or been rendered null due to built-in sunset provisions or other time-bound constraints. Nonetheless, this act seeks to ensure clarity and certainty regarding their termination status.

Article 3: Refundable Credit for the Unvaccinated: Say no to discrimination

Individuals who chose not to receive the COVID-19 vaccination shall be eligible to claim a one-time refundable credit of $1,000, aligning with the benefits previously afforded to vaccinated individuals, as determined in SB 30-04: COVID Is No Match for Bribes Act

Article 4: Repeal of COVID-19 Vaccination Record Cards

The issuance and requirement of COVID-19 Vaccination Record Cards is hereby terminated. Individuals shall no longer be mandated to present or maintain such cards as proof of vaccination status. All entities, public or private, are prohibited from requiring these cards for any purpose

Section 5: Repeal of Pandemic Wealth Tax

I. The "Pandemic Wealth Tax" or any analogous federal tax implemented during or in response to a health crisis or pandemic is hereby repealed in its entirety.

Ia. All financial obligations or liabilities arising from said tax prior to its repeal remain enforceable, unless otherwise stated in subsequent provisions or amendments.
Ib. The federal government shall promptly address and provide guidance on any outstanding administrative or compliance issues stemming from the repeal of this tax.
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« Reply #760 on: September 20, 2023, 06:22:37 AM »
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AN ACT
Abolishment of Restrictions on Tobacco Products Act

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Section 1: Title

This legislation shall be cited as the "Abolishment of Restrictions on Tobacco Products Act."

Section 2: Rescission of Tobacco Limitations

I. All federal limitations and bans on tobacco shall hereby be repealed.

Ia. The consumption of tobacco will be permissible on public property, federal buildings, national parks, bars, and stores.
Ib. The sole exception will be public schools that receive federal funding.
II. This repeal takes effect immediately upon the enactment of this law.
III. States and regions maintaining their own tobacco bans or limitations will face restrictions on certain federal funding allocations.
IIIa. Potential penalties include, but are not limited to, reductions or withholdings in federal student loans, housing grants, infrastructure funding, and monies disbursed by the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Section 3: Taxation Cap on Tobacco Products

I. No federal, state, or regional tax on tobacco products shall exceed 10% of the product's listed price.

Ia. Any existing taxes that surpass this rate will be nullified upon this law's enactment.
Ib. The authority to impose this directive upon states and regions derives from the Supremacy Clause, which establishes the primacy of federal law, and the Commerce Clause, which regulates interstate commerce. The jurisdiction over interstate traffic and trade remains with the federal government.

Section 4: Age of Purchase Adjustment

I. The minimum age for purchasing tobacco products within Atlasia shall be set at 15 years, or starting from the age category of Minor++ should the Age Classification Law be ratified.

Section 5: Continuation of Anti-Tobacco Campaigns

I. Despite the easing of restrictions on tobacco products, the federal government shall persist in its commitment to educate the public about the hazards of tobacco use.

Ia. Campaigns, programs, and initiatives aimed at preventing tobacco use and advocating for healthier lifestyle choices will continue to be funded and promoted at both the federal and regional levels.

Section 6: Enactment

Upon receiving the President's signature, this bill shall become law.
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« Reply #761 on: September 20, 2023, 06:53:53 AM »

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Defense and International Affairs Reformation Act

Section 1: Title
This Act may be cited as the "Defense and International Affairs Reformation Act."

Section 2: Restructuring of budget
1. The following changes will be made

Military Spending - Total: $277.00 Billion

Military Personnel: $80.00 Billion (reduced from $100 Billion)
Operation and Maintenance: $120.00 Billion (reduced from $150 Billion)
Procurement: $60.00 Billion (reduced from $75 Billion)
Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation: $20.00 Billion (reduced from $25 Billion)
Military Construction, Family Housing, and Other: $12.00 Billion (reduced from $15 Billion)
Atomic Energy Defense Activities: $5.00 Billion (reduced from $6 Billion)
Fiscal Responsibility in our Military Act: $0.00 Billion (unchanged)
F-35 Procurement Halt: -$30.00 Billion (unchanged)

Military Retirement - Total: $200.00 Billion (reduced from $230.00 Billion)

Income Security for Veterans: $91.67 Billion (reduced from $100.00 Billion)
Veterans Education, Training, and Rehabilitation: $18.33 Billion (reduced from $20.00 Billion)
Hospital and Medical Care for Veterans and Retired Military: $91.67 Billion (reduced from $100.00)
Housing and Other Veterans Benefits and Services: $9.33 Billion (reduced from $10.00 Billion)

International Affairs - Total: $28.00 Billion

International Development and Humanitarian Assistance: $12.00 Billion (reduced from $18 Billion)
International Military Aid: $5.00 Billion (reduced from $8.55 Billion)
Conduct of Foreign Affairs: $10.00 Billion (reduced from $11.96 Billion)
Foreign Information and Exchange Activities: $1.00 Billion (reduced from $1.15 Billion)
International Financial Programs: $0.00 Billion (eliminated)

Section 3: Termination of the F-35 Procurement Halt

(a) The halt on procurement of the F-35, as referenced in previous legislation, is hereby ended.

(b) All F-35 units currently under procurement or in possession of the Republic of Atlasia shall be scrapped and responsibly decommissioned.

Section 4: Resolution on Defense, Foreign Affairs, and Commitment to Peace

The Republic of Atlasia, in line with its foundational values of peace, mutual respect, and the well-being of its citizens, hereby resolves:

Home Defense Focus: Our primary military objective is the defense of our homeland. Resources will be directed to ensure a robust defense infrastructure that prioritizes the safety and security of our citizens.

End of Imperialist Affairs: Atlasia will cease any and all foreign operations that reflect imperialistic ambitions. Our military engagements shall be defensive in nature and rooted in the principles of international law and human rights.

Commitment to Peace: Atlasia reaffirms its commitment to global peace. While we adjust our budgetary allocations, our dedication to being a responsible global actor remains unchanged. We will actively engage in diplomatic dialogues, promote mutual respect among nations, and champion peaceful resolutions to global conflicts.

Section 5: Implementation
This act will take effect immediately
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« Reply #762 on: September 20, 2023, 07:03:31 AM »

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Federal Video Games Microtransaction Regulation Act

Preamble
In recognition of the increasing prevalence and potential harms of microtransactions in video games, this Act seeks to provide a comprehensive framework to regulate their use and ensure consumer protection, especially among vulnerable demographics like minors.

SECTION I: TITLE

This Act may be referred to as the "Federal Video Games Microtransaction Regulation Act."

SECTION II: DEFINITIONS AND LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS

Microtransaction: Refers to any purchase within a video game involving consumable virtual items, cosmetic virtual items without direct in-game advantages, time-savers, or in-game currency, typically acquired using real-world currency.

Digital Video Game Purchase: Constitutes the acquisition of a video game, additional downloadable content, game unlocks, or the purchase of in-game currency through online platforms.

The Federal Congress recognizes that microtransactions resemble non-fungible tokens in their operation and, thus, require similar regulatory oversight.

The Federal Congress acknowledges that many digital video game purchases lack transparency and may deceive consumers, leading, in some cases, to unintentional and significant expenditures, especially by minors.

SECTION III: REGULATORY PROVISIONS ON MICROTRANSACTIONS

Video games featuring microtransactions, as defined herein, shall adhere to the regulations set forth in this section.

Any transaction in a video game that involves real-world currency must be transparently labeled. Each transaction shall necessitate the manual input of credit card details and a unique password for each purchase to ensure user awareness.

Digital video game purchases shall not be accessible on platforms or digital storefronts where the registered user is clearly identified as a minor OR where the age is unspecified.

SECTION IV: PENALTIES AND ENFORCEMENT

Video game developers, distributors, and associated third-party publishers found in violation of this Act's provisions will be liable to a penalty of $50,000,000 per infraction.

SECTION V: IMPLEMENTATION

This Act will come into effect two weeks after its passage.

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« Reply #763 on: September 20, 2023, 07:04:05 AM »
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Constructing a new Capitol District

Section 1: Establishment of Spiral, D.C.

1.1 Location and Naming:
a) The towns of Keokuk, Warsaw, and Hamilton shall be acquired from their respective states and regions to form the new capital district of Spiral, D.C.
b) The name "Spiral" shall be officially designated as the name of the new capital, reflecting its innovative and forward-thinking nature.

1.2 Suburbs and Neighborhoods:
a) The suburbs surrounding Spiral, D.C. shall be named after legendary presidents of the country, chosen through public debate and consensus.
b) The specific names for each suburb shall be determined by relevant authorities in consultation with the public.

Section 2: Administrative Changes

2.1 Census and Registration:
a) The designation of D.C. in the census shall be changed from Nyman to Spiral, reflecting the new capital's name.
b) Individuals residing within the administrative boundaries of Spiral, D.C. shall be registered accordingly.
c) Individuals registering in Spiral, D.C. shall have the option to choose their neighboring state (Iowa, Missouri, or Illinois) for administrative registration purposes.
d) The competent authorities shall establish processes and guidelines for the registration and selection of neighboring states within Spiral, D.C.

2.2 Status of Nyman (current D.C.)
a) The status of Nyman shall be subject to further debate and discussion among relevant stakeholders, including the South and the President of the Republic of Atlasia.
b) The South shall be offered the opportunity to acquire Nyman. If the South accepts the offer, they may utilize the buildings for purposes aligned with their interests. This transfer shall require approval from the head of the South, the President, and the Senate.
c) If the South declines the offer, the buildings in Nyman shall be converted into museums, preserving their historical significance and ensuring public access and appreciation.

2.3 Expedited Construction of Spiral, D.C.
a) Allocate a dedicated workforce, consisting of skilled laborers and construction experts, to expedite the development of Spiral, D.C. and its various districts.
b) Establish a timetable for construction milestones and completion of key infrastructure projects, aiming to complete the new capital within two years from the start of construction.
c) Prioritize the allocation of resources, including financial, material, and human resources, to ensure efficient and timely construction.
d) Regularly assess progress, address potential bottlenecks, and adapt strategies as needed to maintain the construction schedule.

Section 3: Functionality and Districts

3.1 Military District:
a) A dedicated military complex shall be established adjacent to the Capitol in Spiral, D.C., to facilitate military operations, exercises, and coordination.

3.2 Housing District:
a) A designated residential area within Spiral, D.C. shall be created exclusively for government personnel, providing suitable housing options for officials and employees.

3.3 Intelligence District:
a) An area shall be designated within Spiral, D.C. for intelligence agencies and related institutions to promote collaboration, effective information sharing, and strategic intelligence operations.

3.4 Trading/Commerce District:
a) A central district within Spiral, D.C. shall be developed to accommodate commercial and trading activities, attracting businesses and fostering economic growth.

3.5 Transport District:
a) A comprehensive transport hub shall be established within Spiral, D.C., featuring modern infrastructure for aviation, railway, and Mississippi River shipping facilities.

Section 4: Implementation and Funding

4.1 Naming of Districts:
a) The specific names for each district within Spiral, D.C. shall be determined through public participation and consultation.
b) Relevant authorities shall facilitate the naming process, ensuring transparency and inclusivity.

4.2 Commencement of Activities:
a) The competent authorities shall initiate the necessary actions to implement the provisions outlined in this Act, including the establishment of administrative bodies, infrastructure development, and public engagement.

4.3 Allocation of Funds:
a) An initial budget of $10 billion shall be made available for the construction and development of Spiral, D.C. This funding shall be allocated within two years from the enactment of this act.
b) The President, in collaboration with relevant government agencies, shall oversee the allocation and disbursement of these funds, ensuring transparency and accountability.

4.4 Prioritization of Construction:
a) The construction of Spiral, D.C. shall be carried out in a phased approach, with certain parts of the city prioritized to ensure efficient and timely development.
b) The following areas shall be designated as priority areas for construction:
i) The new White House: Construction of a new presidential building to serve as the official residence and workplace of the President of the Republic of Atlasia.
ii) Military District: Expedited development of the military complex adjacent to the Capitol to facilitate military operations, exercises, and coordination.

4.5 Implementation Schedule:
a) The President, in consultation with relevant authorities, shall establish an implementation schedule that outlines the timeline and milestones for the construction of Spiral, D.C.
b) The schedule shall include specific deadlines and benchmarks for the completion of priority areas, ensuring progress and accountability throughout the construction process.

4.6 Reporting and Oversight:
a) The President shall provide regular progress reports to the Senate and the public, detailing the utilization of funds, milestones achieved, and any challenges encountered during the construction of Spiral, D.C.
b) The Senate shall exercise oversight to ensure that the allocated funds are utilized efficiently and in accordance with the objectives of the act.

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If people are bothered by the naming, we can change that. It's a bill i drafted a while ago and am just introducing now
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« Reply #764 on: September 20, 2023, 07:17:53 AM »

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National Culinary Heritage Promotion Act

Preamble
Recognizing the rich culinary heritage of the Republic of Atlasia, stemming from diverse traditions including Soul, Barbecue, Cajun, Tex-Mex, Californian, Hawaiian food, and more, this Act aims to foster appreciation, ensure preservation, and encourage the widespread enjoyment of these cherished cuisines.

Section I: TITLE

This Act may be cited as the "National Culinary Heritage Promotion Act."

Section II: DEFINITIONS

"Culinary Heritage" refers to the traditional cuisines that have shaped the cultural identity of the Republic of Atlasia, notably Soul, Barbecue, Cajun, Tex-Mex, Californian, and Hawaiian.

Section III: PROMOTION AND SUBSIDIZATION OF CUISINE

Advertising Budget: A sum of $50 million shall be allocated annually for advertising campaigns aimed at promoting Atlasia's culinary heritage domestically and internationally.

Restaurant Subsidization: A budget of $30 million shall be designated annually to provide subsidies to local restaurants and bars that incorporate these traditional dishes into their menus.

Fast Food Requirement:

All major fast food chains operating within the Republic of Atlasia are mandated to introduce at least three items from the traditional cuisines as part of their regular menu.
Compliance checks will be carried out bi-annually.

Section IV: NATIONAL DISHES

The following dishes shall be considered national dishes of Atlasia

Regional Barbecue Styles:

Carolina BBQ: Pork-based, with vinegar or mustard-based sauces.
Kansas City BBQ: Known for its sweet tomato and molasses-based sauce.
Memphis BBQ: Famous for its pork barbecue, served either "wet" (with sauce) or "dry" (with a rub).
Texas BBQ: Focuses primarily on beef, especially brisket.
New England Clam Chowder: A creamy soup filled with clams, potatoes, onions, and celery.

Gumbo: A hearty soup from Louisiana, with ingredients like shrimp, sausage, okra, and chicken, thickened with a roux.

Jambalaya: Another Louisiana classic, this is a spicy one-pot rice dish with chicken, sausage, and sometimes seafood.

Biscuits and Gravy: Soft biscuits covered in creamy sausage gravy, a staple in the Southern Atlasia

Po' boy: A traditional sandwich from Louisiana, typically made with roast beef or fried seafood.

Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza: Characterized by its thick crust and deep toppings.

New York-Style Pizza: Known for its thin crust, which is crisp along its edge yet soft and pliable enough to fold.

Philly Cheesesteak: Thinly sliced beefsteak with melted cheese in a long roll, from Philadelphia.

Clam Bake: Popular in New England, this is a method of cooking seafood, like lobster, clams, and mussels, often with corn and potatoes.

Hamburgers and Hot Dogs: While their origins can be traced back to Europe, Atlasia popularized and gave them iconic status.

Buffalo Wings: Chicken wings that are deep-fried and then coated in a vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and butter.

Cobb Salad: A garden salad with chicken, bacon, avocado, blue cheese, and an assortment of fast-growing vegetables.

Apple Pie: Often referred to as a quintessentially Atlasian dish.

Fried Chicken: Especially Southern-style, which is seasoned, battered, and fried to perfection.

Meatloaf: Ground meat, usually beef, mixed with other ingredients and formed into a loaf shape before being baked.

Pecan Pie: A pie made from pecans mixed with a filling of eggs, butter, and sugar (typically corn syrup).

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich: A simple, iconic Atlasian sandwich.

Thanksgiving Meal: Traditionally includes roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, pies (like pumpkin and pecan), and other regional dishes.

Section V: CULINARY INTEGRATION IN SCHOOLS

Menu Inclusion: All public schools within the Republic of Atlasia are required to offer dishes from the identified traditional cuisines as part of their regular meal rotation.

Theme Days: Schools shall designate specific days to highlight these cuisines:

Tex-Mex Day
Cajun Day
Soul Day
Hawaiian Day

Health Initiative:

While celebrating these cuisines, emphasis must be placed on offering healthy versions of traditional dishes to combat the obesity pandemic.
Nutritionists and chefs will collaborate to ensure that meals are balanced and nutritious while retaining authentic flavors.

Section VI: ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES

The National Culinary Heritage Board, under the Ministry of Culture, will be responsible for monitoring and enforcing the provisions of this Act.

Non-compliance by restaurants and fast-food chains will result in a fine of $10,000 for the first offense. Subsequent offenses will see the fine doubled.

Section VII: IMPLEMENTATION

This Act will come into effect six months after its passage, allowing businesses and schools ample time for adaptation.

Section VII: REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT

The impact and effectiveness of this Act shall be reviewed three years after its implementation to ascertain its benefits and to make any necessary adjustments.
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« Reply #765 on: September 20, 2023, 07:26:56 AM »

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Empowering the People of the Pacific Act

Section 1: Recognition of Indigenous Pacific Islanders

1.1 Rights for Indigenous Pacific Islanders:
This Act formally recognizes Chamorros, Samoans, Refaluwasch (or Carolinians) as the original inhabitants of Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands, respectively. This Act ensures specific rights pertaining to cultural practices, traditional lands, and resources. Traditional lands are defined as areas inhabited or used by these indigenous groups prior to the arrival of Western explorers, encompassing lands used for habitation, agriculture, fishing, and other cultural practices. Rights include unrestricted access to traditional lands, the right to participate in decisions regarding resource management on these lands, social services, economic opportunities, and political representation. Violations of these rights will incur a fine of up to $10,000 and/or up to one year of imprisonment.

1.2 Protection of Sacred Sites:
It shall be illegal to desecrate or harm sites of cultural, historical, and spiritual significance. Violations will result in a fine of up to $100,000 and/or up to two years imprisonment. Businesses in violation may face the revocation of permits and licenses.

Section 2: Preservation of Pacific Islander Languages

2.1 Preservation:
Efforts shall be made to preserve, promote, and revitalize the Chamorro, Samoan, and Carolinian languages. The federal government shall allocate $50 million over a five-year period to support educational programs, immersion schools, and other initiatives.

2.2 Establishing Immersion Schools:
Immersion schools shall be established across the territories, covering all grade levels. $25 million from the federal government shall fund these schools over five years.

2.3 Supporting Existing Language Programs:
$5 million over five years will be designated to support existing language programs and initiatives led by native speakers.

2.4 Developing Online Resources:
An online portal, funded by $10 million over five years, will offer a range of materials for learning Chamorro, Samoan, and Carolinian.

2.5 Promoting Languages in Public Life:
Public institutions and businesses in the territories will be required to incorporate these languages in signage and daily operations.

2.6 Cultural Events and Media:
$5 million over five years will fund cultural events that highlight the significance of these languages.

2.7 Collaboration with Global Indigenous Language Programs:
Collaboration with other global indigenous language revitalization programs will share best practices.

Section 3: Support for Land Initiatives

3.1 Land Trust Expansion:
Legislation shall expand land trusts in the territories, with $20 million funding over five years.

3.2 Tourist Activity Tax:
A 5% tax on tourist activity and hotel occupancy will support land trusts and social services.

Section 4: Implementation

4.1 Support:
The Republic of Atlasia will provide necessary resources and support for this Act's implementation, including institutions, legal frameworks, and funding.

The total funds allocated within this bill, for a five-year implementation period, are as follows:

Preservation and promotion of indigenous languages: $50 million
Expansion of land trusts: $20 million
The total allocation sums up to $70 million over a five-year period.
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« Reply #766 on: September 20, 2023, 07:32:05 AM »

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Empowering the People of Alaska Act

Section 1: Recognition of Alaska Native Peoples

1.1 Rights for Alaska Native Peoples:
This Act formally recognizes the Inupiaq, St. Lawrence Island Yupik, Yup'ik, Cup'ik, Aleut, Alutiiq, Eyak, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and Athabaskan tribes as the original inhabitants of the lands of Alaska. The Act ensures specific rights pertaining to cultural practices, traditional lands, and resources. Traditional lands are defined as areas inhabited or used by these indigenous groups prior to the arrival of Western explorers. Rights include unrestricted access to traditional lands, the right to participate in decisions regarding resource management on these lands, social services, economic opportunities, and political representation. Violations of these rights will incur a fine of up to $10,000 and/or up to one year of imprisonment.

1.2 Protection of Sacred Sites:
It shall be illegal to desecrate or harm sites of cultural, historical, and spiritual significance. Violations will result in a fine of up to $100,000 and/or up to two years imprisonment. Businesses in violation may face the revocation of permits and licenses.

Section 2: Preservation of Alaska Native Languages

2.1 Preservation:
Efforts shall be made to preserve, promote, and revitalize the languages of each Alaskan tribe. The federal government shall allocate $50 million over a five-year period to support educational programs, immersion schools, and other initiatives specific to each language.

2.2 Establishing Immersion Schools:
Immersion schools shall be established throughout Alaska, covering all grade levels. $25 million from the federal government shall fund these schools over five years.

2.3 Supporting Existing Language Programs:
$5 million over five years will be designated to support existing language programs and initiatives led by native speakers.

2.4 Developing Online Resources:
An online portal, funded by $10 million over five years, will offer a range of materials for learning the indigenous languages of Alaska.

2.5 Promoting Indigenous Languages in Public Life:
Public institutions and businesses in Alaska will be required to incorporate these languages in signage and daily operations.

2.6 Cultural Events and Media:
$5 million over five years will fund cultural events that highlight the significance of Alaska's indigenous languages.

2.7 Collaboration with Global Indigenous Language Programs:
Collaboration with other global indigenous language revitalization programs will share best practices.

Section 3: Support for Land Initiatives

3.1 Land Trust Expansion:
Legislation shall expand land trusts in Alaska, with $20 million funding over five years.

3.2 Tourist Activity Tax:
A 5% tax on tourist activity and hotel occupancy will support land trusts and social services.

Section 4: Implementation

4.1 Support:
The Republic of Atlasia will provide necessary resources and support for this Act's implementation, including institutions, legal frameworks, and funding.

The total funds allocated within this bill, for a five-year implementation period, are as follows:

Preservation and promotion of indigenous languages: $50 million
Expansion of land trusts: $20 million
The total allocation sums up to $70 million over a five-year period.

Will do mainland USA later, but not now.
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« Reply #767 on: September 20, 2023, 07:39:24 AM »


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BILL DECRIMINALIZING PRIVATE INTIMATE ACTS BETWEEN CONSENTING ADULTS

Preamble: Recognizing the intrinsic value of individual privacy and freedom and the principle that the government should not intervene in personal, consensual actions between adults that do not result in harm to third parties.

Article I. Changes to an existing law

SB 113-8: Preventing Degeneracy Act is hereby amended:
1.Title I, Section 1 of SB 113-8 is hereby repealed.
2.Title II, Section 1, Subsection B of SB 113-8 is hereby repealed.
3.Title I, Section 2, Subsection E of SB 113-8 is hereby amended to replace “non-human animal” with “non-sapient, non-human animal”
4.Title I, Section 4 of SB 113-8 is hereby amended by striking all instances of “adoption” from the section and its subsections.
5. Title II of SB 113-8 is amended by adding the following Section: “5. All mentions of "non-consensually" or "by force, threat, or intimidation" shall not apply to situations where said force, threat, intimidation, or lack of consent is consensually simulated for the purposes of roleplay throughout the sexual act.”
6. SB 113-8: Preventing Degeneracy Act will be expanded with the following provision and exception.

Article II. Definitions

Section 1. "Incestuous Act" refers to intimate relations between adults who are closely related by blood.

Section 2. "Consenting Adults" refers to individuals who are at least 21 years old, able to make informed decisions free from coercion, manipulation, or external pressure.

Article III. Decriminalization

Section 1. Private Acts between Consenting Adults:

No individual shall be prosecuted or penalized for engaging in a private incestuous act with another consenting adult.
This provision does not grant legal recognition or endorsement of incestuous relationships beyond the protection of personal privacy.

Article IV. Safeguards and Provisions

Section 1. Exploitation and Coercion:

Acts of coercion, exploitation, or manipulation, even between consenting adults, remain criminal offenses and are not protected under this bill.
Vulnerable individuals, including those mentally incapacitated or under the influence of substances, are not considered capable of consent, and any intimate act involving such individuals remains criminal.

Section 2. Protection of Minors:

This bill does not offer any protections or decriminalizations for acts involving minors. Acts of incestuous nature involving a minor remain a criminal offense.
The government retains the right to intervene and prosecute in situations where the welfare or safety of a minor is at risk.

Section 3. Public Acts and Recognition:

This bill only protects private acts. Acts in public spaces or those that infringe upon the rights and freedoms of others are not protected.
Incestuous marriages or public legal recognitions of incestuous relationships are not legalized or endorsed under this bill.

Article V. Public Awareness and Education

Section 1. Educational Programs:

The government shall launch public health and awareness programs to educate the public about the potential risks, both physical and psychological, associated with incestuous relationships.
Mental health resources and counseling services shall be made available to those who seek them.

Article VI. Final Provisions

Section 1. Implementation:

This bill shall be enacted immediately upon receiving the requisite legislative approval.

Reintroducing to put it down the queue
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« Reply #768 on: September 20, 2023, 07:53:29 AM »

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Senate Resolution
To amend the Constitution to establish term limits for Supreme Court Justices and Associate Justices and clarify the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.

Be It Resolved in the Atlasian Senate Assembled, that upon ratification by 2/3rds of the Regions, the Constitution shall be amended as follows:

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Judicial Reform Amendment

The following additions, deletions, and changes are to be incorporated under Article V of the Fifth Constitution:


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Section 1. The Judiciary.

1. The judicial power of the Republic of Atlasia shall be vested in the Supreme Court, the membership of which shall consist of two Justices and three Associate Justices chosen in the following manner:

i. The Justices of the Supreme Court shall be nominated by the President of the Republic of Atlasia and confirmed by a majority vote of the Senate.

ii. The chief executive officer of each of the several Regions shall nominate from among their constituents a candidate for Associate Justice. Upon the assent of a majority of the legislative power thereof, the nomination shall proceed to the President. If they the President approves of the nomination they should the President shall grant their Assent and the nominee shall assume the office of Associate Justice; but if they should the President disapproves they should the President shall veto it and the nomination will be annulled. If then two thirds of the Senate should vote to override the President's veto, the nominee shall take office regardless of the opinion of the President.

2. The Justices and Associate Justices thus chosen shall hold their offices for life in good behavior for a term of two consecutive years; however no person shall be reappointed to the Supreme Court until at least ninety days have passed since their previous term as Justice or Associate Justice.

3. The President shall designate a Chief Justice from among the appointed Justices, who shall continue in that capacity until such time as they shall resign the designation, or else cease to be a member of the Supreme Court.

4. The term for any Supreme Court Justice or Associate Justice that, at the time this amendment is ratified, exceeds two consecutive years, shall expire as follows:

i. The term of the most senior Justice or Associate Justice shall expire automatically upon ratification.

ii. The term of the next most senior Justice or Associate Justice shall expire thirty days after the expiration of the term of the most senior Justice or Associate Justice; and thenafter every subsequent thirty days the term of the next most senior Justice or Associate Justice shall expire in descending order of seniority until all Justices and Associate Justices on the Supreme Court shall have served for fewer than two consecutive years.


5. Each April, all justices of the Supreme Court shall be subject to a retention election. It shall be a national election for the Chief Justice and Junior Federal Judge, and a regional election for each of the regional justices. It shall be a simple Yes/No question on retaining the judge. If the judge is not retained, they shall leave the court 30 days after the election. A replacement for them can be appointed and confirmed any time after the election is held, and they will take office once the 30 days conclude (or immediately if such days have already concluded). If a judge is not retained, they may not be reappointed for a period of six months after the election is held.

Section 2. Regional Courts

The judicial power of each of the several Regions shall be vested in a Circuit Court composed of the Associate Justice chosen from that Region, and no Region shall establish any other court or judicial authority to hear a case with original jurisdiction lying with the Supreme Court.

Section 3. Jurisdiction.

1. The original and mandatory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court shall extend to :

i. all actual cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution and all official acts made under its authority;

ii. to all cases affecting ambassadors and other public ministers; and

iii. to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction.

2. The appellate, concurrent, and discretionary jurisdiction of the Supreme Court shall, as permitted by law, extend to controveries:

i. to controversies to which this Republic shall be a party;

ii. to controversies between two or more Regions, or between a Region and citizens of another Region;

iii. between citizens of different Regions;

iv. between citizens of the same Region claiming lands under grants of different Regions; and

v. between a Region, or the citizens thereof, and foreign States, citizens, or subjects.

2.3. The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the Region where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any Region, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Senate may by law have directed.

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This Constitutional Amendment establishes a two year term limit for Justices and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court and establishes a staggered process for the expiration of tje terms of existing Justices and Associate Justices who already exceed the term limit. This Constitutional Amendment also clarifies the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court by identifying which cases and controversies the Supreme Court must hear and which they may, by discretion, hear.
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« Reply #769 on: September 20, 2023, 12:54:12 PM »

I’m interested in co-sponsoring.
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« Reply #770 on: September 20, 2023, 12:55:36 PM »

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Defense and International Affairs Reformation Act

Section 1: Title
This Act may be cited as the "Defense and International Affairs Reformation Act."

Section 2: Restructuring of budget
1. The following changes will be made

Military Spending - Total: $277.00 Billion

Military Personnel: $80.00 Billion (reduced from $100 Billion)
Operation and Maintenance: $120.00 Billion (reduced from $150 Billion)
Procurement: $60.00 Billion (reduced from $75 Billion)
Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation: $20.00 Billion (reduced from $25 Billion)
Military Construction, Family Housing, and Other: $12.00 Billion (reduced from $15 Billion)
Atomic Energy Defense Activities: $5.00 Billion (reduced from $6 Billion)
Fiscal Responsibility in our Military Act: $0.00 Billion (unchanged)
F-35 Procurement Halt: -$30.00 Billion (unchanged)

Military Retirement - Total: $200.00 Billion (reduced from $230.00 Billion)

Income Security for Veterans: $91.67 Billion (reduced from $100.00 Billion)
Veterans Education, Training, and Rehabilitation: $18.33 Billion (reduced from $20.00 Billion)
Hospital and Medical Care for Veterans and Retired Military: $91.67 Billion (reduced from $100.00)
Housing and Other Veterans Benefits and Services: $9.33 Billion (reduced from $10.00 Billion)

International Affairs - Total: $28.00 Billion

International Development and Humanitarian Assistance: $12.00 Billion (reduced from $18 Billion)
International Military Aid: $5.00 Billion (reduced from $8.55 Billion)
Conduct of Foreign Affairs: $10.00 Billion (reduced from $11.96 Billion)
Foreign Information and Exchange Activities: $1.00 Billion (reduced from $1.15 Billion)
International Financial Programs: $0.00 Billion (eliminated)

Section 3: Termination of the F-35 Procurement Halt

(a) The halt on procurement of the F-35, as referenced in previous legislation, is hereby ended.

(b) All F-35 units currently under procurement or in possession of the Republic of Atlasia shall be scrapped and responsibly decommissioned.

Section 4: Resolution on Defense, Foreign Affairs, and Commitment to Peace

The Republic of Atlasia, in line with its foundational values of peace, mutual respect, and the well-being of its citizens, hereby resolves:

Home Defense Focus: Our primary military objective is the defense of our homeland. Resources will be directed to ensure a robust defense infrastructure that prioritizes the safety and security of our citizens.

End of Imperialist Affairs: Atlasia will cease any and all foreign operations that reflect imperialistic ambitions. Our military engagements shall be defensive in nature and rooted in the principles of international law and human rights.

Commitment to Peace: Atlasia reaffirms its commitment to global peace. While we adjust our budgetary allocations, our dedication to being a responsible global actor remains unchanged. We will actively engage in diplomatic dialogues, promote mutual respect among nations, and champion peaceful resolutions to global conflicts.

Section 5: Implementation
This act will take effect immediately

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« Reply #771 on: September 20, 2023, 01:34:42 PM »

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Hurricane Naming List for 2024-2026 Act

Section I: Title
The act shall be referred as Hurricane Naming List for 2024-2026 Act

Section II: Naming of hurricanes of 2024

For 2024, the following Hawaiian words will be used for the East Pacific Hurricane Season of 2024

1. Akamai - Intelligent
2. Aloha - Love, Hello, Goodbye
3. Anela - Angel
4. Ekewaka - Guardian
5. Halia - Remembrance of a loved one
6. Iolana - To soar
7. Kahale - House
8. Kahuna - Priest, expert
9. Kalani - The Heavens
10. Kamaka - Eye, bud
11. Kapena - Captain
12. Kealoha - Loved one
13. Leilani - Heavenly flowers
14. Lokelani - Rose
15. Mahina - Moon
16. Maluhia - Peace
17. Moana - Ocean
18. Nohea - Lovely
19. Ohana - Family
20. Palila - Bird
21. Uilani - Great beauty
22. Wahine - Woman
23. Wailani - Heavenly water
24. ʻAilani - High chief
25. ʻEleu - Agile, lively

For the Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2024 the following Ojibwe words will be used

1. Aki - Earth
2. Biboon - Winter
3. Gichi - Big/Great
4. Ode - Heart
5. Mishigami - Large water/Lake
6. Nibi - Water
7. Waaban - Dawn/East
8. Giizis - Sun/Moon
9. Noodin - Wind
10. Ziigwan - Spring
11. Nokomis - Grandmother
12. Anang - Star
13. Ogichi-taadine - Rainbow
14. Mikinaak - Turtle
15. Mashkode - Prairie
16. Waawaashkeshi - Deer
17. Nigig - Otter
18. Ogemaa - Chief/Leader
19. Aandeg - Crow
20. Nenookaasi - Hummingbird
21. Wawashkeshiwe - Buck Deer
22. Manidoo - Spirit
23. Ginebig - Snake
24. Waagosh - Fox
25. Bizhiw - Lynx

Supplemental will be provided by Greek alphabet

Section III: Naming of hurricanes for 2025

For 2025, the following Samoan words will be used for the East Pacific Hurricane Season

1. Afu - Hot
2. Aiga - Family
3. Alama - Sign or mark
4. Elei - A Samoan printing method
5. Fale - House
6. Galu - Wave
7. Iosefa - Joseph
8. Lalolagi - World or Earth
9. Lanu - Color
10. Malo - Hi or Hello
11. Matagi - Wind
12. Nafanua - Samoan goddess of war
13. Palama - Torch
14. Sami - Ocean
15. Sina - A common Samoan name from legends
16. Talofa - Greeting, similar to Aloha
17. Tasi - One or single
18. Tau - War
19. Uila - Lightning
20. Vai - Water
21. Va'a - Canoe
22. Fiva - Five
23. Fa'afetai - Thank you
24. Lua - Two
25. Malosi - Strong

For the Atlantic hurricane season of 2025 the following Muysccubun words will be used

1. Nemqueteba - A wise man and messenger of Bochica (a deity).
2. Chibchacum - A god of rain and water.
3. Bachué - The mother goddess who emerged from Lake Iguaque with a boy in her arms.
4. Chía - Moon goddess.
5. Bochica - Sun god and protector.
6. Huitaca - Goddess of arts and dance, but also of drunkenness and debauchery.
7. Zipa - The ruler of the southern Muisca territories.
8. Zaque - The ruler of the northern Muisca territories.
9. Goranchacha - A legendary priest and prince.
10. Hunzahúa - A Muisca ruler.
11. Chaquén - God of sports and fertility.
12. Cuchavira - A rainbow god, who appeared after the deluge created by Bochica.
13. Tominé - A significant lake for the Muisca people, now a reservoir.
14. Sogamoso - Sun and weather god.
15. Ramiriquí - A place in the Muisca Confederation, meaning "Domain of the Blankets".
16. Tundama - A cacique (leader) who was one of the last to resist Spanish conquest.
17. Tequendama - Name of a waterfall, meaning "he who precipitated downward."
18. Guatavita - A sacred lake where the El Dorado ritual took place.
19. Quemuenchatocha - A zipa of Bacatá.
20. Sugamuxi - The name of a city and a cacique.
21. Nemqueteba - Another name for Bochica.
22. Ubaque - A cacique of the Muisca.
23. Tisquesusa - The zipa of Bacatá at the time of Spanish conquest.
24. Meicuchuca - The first zipa of Bacatá.
25. Sagipa - The last zipa of Bacatá.

Supplemental will be provided by Greek alphabet

Section IV: Naming of hurricanes for 2026

For the East Pacific Hurricane Season of 2026 words from the Chukeese language will be used

1. Alensamwahu - Ocean waves
2. Fanasangan - Breeze
3. Sapan - Rainbow
4. Lomut - Storm
5. Pulapat - Thunder
6. Lekou - Lightning
7. Fanifo - Typhoon
8. Tepwuch - Whirlwind
9. Kapwil - Tornado
10. Liwos - Rain
11. Remuch - Thunderclap
12. Sangos - Gale
13. Kalan - Calm
14. Kuchamw - Cyclone
15. Kefu - Tempest
16. Wewe - Deluge
18. Lokumw - Hurricane
19. Sanan - Wind
20. Pulomw - Storm surge
21. Lanuwu - Rainstorm
22. Supwur - Squall
23. Fefu - Monsoon
24. Supwisrik - Waterspout
25. Supasap - Drizzle
26. Kapong - Flood

For the Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2026 the following Iroquoian words will be used

1. Awenha - "Sky"
2. Deganawida - A legendary peacemaker and founder of the Iroquois Confederacy.
3. Ganondagan - A historic Seneca town.
4. Hiawatha - An important figure associated with the creation of the Iroquois Confederacy.
5. Kanata - "Village"
6. Kateri - Referring to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk-Algonquian woman canonized as a saint.
7. Mohawk - After the Mohawk Nation.
8. Onondaga - Name of one of the Iroquois tribes and their central meeting place.
9. Orenda - A spiritual force inherent in all things.
10. Oskenonton - "Deer"
11. Seneca - After the Seneca Nation.
12. Skennen - "Peace"
13. Tadodaho - A significant historical figure, an Onondaga leader.
14. Tekanawi:ta - Another name for Deganawida.
15. Wampum - Beaded shells used both as a currency and for ceremonial purposes.
16. Oneida - After the Oneida Nation.
17. Cayuga - Name of one of the Iroquois tribes.
18. Tuscarora - The sixth nation that joined the Iroquois Confederacy.
19. Hodi:nen:ni - "People of the Longhouse," another name for the Iroquois Confederacy.
20. Yuskwiye - "Beautiful"
21. Ganienkeh - A territory associated with the Mohawk nation.
22. Skahendowaneh - "Beautiful river", often associated with the Grand River.
23. Hodinohso:ni - Another variant of "People of the Longhouse."
24. Rarahkwisere - An Iroquois name meaning "He clears the sky."
25. Kahon:ios - "It is long."

Supplemental will be provided by Greek alphabet

Section V - Next Update

The senate will gather together within three years to update the list for 2027-2029 while continuing to honour native american languages for naming hurricanes.

Section VI - Implementation

Upon passage, this will immediately take effect

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« Reply #772 on: September 20, 2023, 01:44:44 PM »

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Edgecumbe Volcano Monitoring and Preparedness Action Plan

Section 1: Title and Objective

1.1. This Action Plan will henceforth be recognized as the "Edgecumbe Volcano Monitoring and Preparedness Directive."

1.2. This Directive aims to reinforce monitoring mechanisms around the Edgecumbe Volcano, delineate explicit evacuation zones including the city of Sitka, and prioritize the security and welfare of the residents and ecosystems of the targeted areas.

Section 2: Strengthening Monitoring Mechanisms

2.1. Authorization will be granted for the formation of the "Edgecumbe Volcano Observatory" (EVO) to manage a comprehensive, 24/7 oversight of the volcano.

2.2. A budget of $15 million will be allocated to the EVO to:
a) Procure and install avant-garde seismic monitoring tools.
b) Initiate real-time gas and temperature tracking stations around the volcano.
c) Deploy aerial drone surveillance for visual inspection of volcanic proceedings.
d) Establish a central analytics room to interpret and oversee all data influx.

2.3. Partnerships with global volcanic observatories will be fostered to assimilate international knowledge and data evaluation proficiencies.

Section 3: Delineation of Evacuation Zones and Protocols

3.1. Three Evacuation Zones will be delineated:
a) Zone A: Direct vicinity of the volcano - Permanent human settlements will be prohibited.
b) Zone B: Median range encompassing segments of Sitka - Conditional development and obligatory evacuation outlines for all establishments.
c) Zone C: Extended range - Evacuation frameworks will be instituted, emphasizing key infrastructures.

3.2. Road signs indicating evacuation pathways from Zones B and C to secure territories will be installed.

3.3. A budget of $2 million will be allocated for the creation and deployment of an extensive public sensitization initiative, aiming to acquaint the populace with the evacuation zones and measures.

Section 4: Activation of Emergency Response Mechanisms

4.1. The "Edgecumbe Emergency Response Team" (EERT) will be constituted, tasked with orchestrating evacuations, disaster mediation, and relief actions.

4.2. A fund of $8 million will be designated for the EERT to:
a) Amass essential commodities and medications.
b) Organize provisional shelters and accommodations.
c) Innovate communication mechanisms to notify inhabitants.

4.3. A budget of $1 million will be earmarked for instructing the EERT, local constabulary, and emergency responders in volcanic emergency scenarios.

Section 5: Synergy with Local Governance

5.1. Collaboration will be initiated with the city of Sitka and neighboring administrations to merge the evacuation strategies into urban disaster management blueprints.

5.2. A consolidated fund of $5 million, contributed by both local jurisdictions and the federal administration, will be constituted for infrastructural augmentations to buttress evacuation initiatives.

Section 6: Financial Plan and Oversight

6.1. A comprehensive allocation of $31 million, sourced from federal contingency funds, will be endorsed for this Directive.

6.2. The EVO shall furnish quarterly progress reports detailing fund utilization, monitoring modifications, and any variances in volcanic activity to a dedicated legislative panel.

6.3. An autonomous entity will be appointed annually to ensure financial transparency and operational accountability under this Directive.

Section 7: Enforcement

This Directive shall be operationalized 30 days post its legislative endorsement.
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« Reply #773 on: September 21, 2023, 08:40:26 AM »
« Edited: September 21, 2023, 01:11:16 PM by At-Large Senator DKrol »

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The 2023 Big Dig Act
An Act to modernize transportation infrastructure in the Greater Boston area

Section1: Title and Intent
1. This act shall be known as "The 2023 Big Dig Act".
2. The intent of this act is to provide federal support for modernization projects for the Greater Boston Area.

Section 2: Appropriations
1. $10,000,000,000 is appropriated to the regional government of Lincoln for the purposes of planning, designing, and constructing a rail tunnel link between North Station and the Governor Michael S. Dukakis Transportation Center at South Station, in Boston.
2. $500,000,000 is appropriated to the regional government of Lincoln for the purposes of planning, designing, and constructing an extension of the MBTA Commuter Rail Lowell Line to provide service to Nashua, Manchester, and Concord, New Hampshire.

Section 3: Contingency
1. Part 1 of Section 2 of this Act shall take effect upon the regional government of Lincoln adopting legislation to provide at least 25% of the projected costs for the North Station-South Station rail tunnel link.
2. Part 3 of Section 2 of this Act shall take effect upon the regional government of Lincoln adopting legislation to provide 50% of the projected costs for the MBTA Commuter Rail Lowell Line extension.

Section 4: Effective Date
1. Section 2 of this Act shall take effect according to Section 3 of this Act.
2. The remainder of this Act shall take effect immediately upon its passage.
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« Reply #774 on: September 21, 2023, 01:28:20 PM »

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The National Stadium Act
An Act to Finance the Construction of a National Stadium

Section 1: Title and Intent
1. This act shall be known as "The National Stadium Act".
2. The intent of this act is to provide federal support for the construction of a national stadium for Atlasia.

Section 2: Appropriations
1. $1,000,000,000 is hereby appropriated for the purposes of planning, designing, and constructing a national stadium.

Section 3: Stadium Requirements
1. The National Stadium must be located within the borders of Nyman and be accessible within a half-mile walk of a public transit center.
2. The National Stadium must have no fewer than 75,000 seats and be constructed in an all-seater format.
3. The National Stadium must have an all-grass playing surface suitable for both American Grid Iron Football and Association Football.
4. The National Stadium must be convertible to host Olympic opening ceremonies, conventions, concerts, tennis courts, and public speeches.
5. The complex surrounding the National Stadium must include a mixture of business and commercial space, public green space, and affordable housing.
6. There shall be no minimum parking requirement for the National Stadium.

Section 4: Ownership
1. The National Stadium will be owned by the Republic of Atlasia and operated by the Secretary of Internal Affairs.
2. The Secretary may enter into leases and sponsorship agreements for the use and naming of the National Stadium with the consent of the President.

Section 5: Enactment
1. This Act shall take effective upon its passage.
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