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« on: July 01, 2022, 03:35:52 PM »

 
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School Facilities Improvement Act


Senate Bill
to improve the quality of school facilities


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SECTION I. NAME.


This Act shall be called the School Facilities Improvement Act.

SECTION II. Definitions


A. For the purposes of this section:

1. “School facilities” shall mean any building, structure, or landmark that is used wholly or in part by any school district, or subdivision thereof, for the purpose of educating, housing, feeding, or administering services to students.

2. "Primary building renewal projects" shall mean projects that are necessary for buildings owned by school districts that do not currently meet minimum adequacy guidelines under state law for school facilities.

3. "Secondary building renewal projects" shall mean projects for buildings owned by school districts that are dedicated to the improvement or expansion of school facilities that currently meet or exceed existing minimum adequacy guidelines under state law for school facilities.

4. “Student” shall mean any person enrolled or otherwise officially registered in a school district, or a subdivision thereof, for the purposes of receiving educational instruction.

SECTION III. Establishing the Office

A. The Department of Education shall establish an Office of School Facilities, This Office shall-

1.  Receive monies appropriated by Congress for the purposes of school facility improvement, renovation, and expansion.

2. Administer a building renewal grant fund and distribute monies to school districts, or subdivisions thereof, for the purpose of maintaining the adequacy of existing school facilities, improving existing school facilities, or expanding school facilities. These funds shall be provided for primary and secondary building renewal projects.

3. Communicate with any applicable state or local government department, agency, office, or any other relevant subdivision regarding the appropriation of monies for school facilities.

4. Approve applications received from school districts for school facility improvements based on Department rulemaking and generally accepted practices for school facility improvement.

5. Monitor progress made by school districts and their subdivisions on school facility improvement projects awarded by the Office.

6. Audit the use of school facilities grants on an annual basis.

7. Revoke grants and other appropriated monies from projects where a reasonable suspicion of fraud, embezzlement, or any other misappropriation exists.

8. Refer suspected cases of fraud or embezzlement to the Office of the Attorney General for investigation.

B. The Office of School Facilities shall undertake all existing responsibilities for the Educational Facilities Clearinghouse.

C. Existing personnel at the Educational Facilities Clearinghouse shall be transferred to the Office of School Facilities.

D. The Educational Facilities Clearinghouse shall cease operations upon implementation of this Act.

SECTION IV: Appropriations


A. Congress shall appropriate $10 billion in monies for FY 2023 for the Office of School Facilities building renewal grant fund.

B. Congress shall appropriate $500 million in monies for FY 2023 for the administration of the Office of School Facilities.

SECTION V: EFFECTIVE DATE


A. This law shall go into effect on October 1, 2022.
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2022, 12:43:01 AM »

 
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National Hostel Program Act


Senate Bill
to reduce homelessness and to provide resources to local government


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Section 1. Title

This Act shall be called the National Hostel Program Act

Section 2. Definitions

A. Homelessness shall be defined as living in housing that is below the minimum standard or lacks secure tenure. People can be categorized as homeless if they are: living on the streets (primary homelessness); moving between temporary shelters, including houses of friends, family and emergency accommodation (secondary homelessness); living in private boarding houses without a private bathroom or security of tenure (tertiary homelessness).

Section 3. National Hostel Program

A. The Department of Housing and Urban Development shall establish the National Hostel Program, which shall be administered by the Office of Public and Indian Housing.

B. The Office of Public and Indian Housing shall use annually appropriated monies for the National Hostel Program to-

1. Purchase, lease, or otherwise acquire hostels, motels, inns, and other such similar buildings for the housing of homeless persons.

2. Establish intergovernmental agreements with municipalities, counties, law enforcement, and other such government entities for the purposes of identifying and housing homeless persons.

3. Cooperate with local law enforcement on enforcement of local ordinances and applicable statute.

4. Provide at least 30 days of published community notice and public comment period upon the acquisition of shelters for use of housing homeless persons.
a. Community notices published by the Department must be available online.
b. The Department shall hold a virtual hearing at the end of the 30-day public comment period.

5. Establish contractors or agreement with local businesses, community organizations, and/or local government for the provision of services free of charge to homeless persons participating in the National Hostel Program, including but not limited to:
a. Food and drinking water
b. Electricity
c. Sanitation, including personal hygiene products
d. Counseling and mental health services
e. First aid
f. Banking services
g. Career guidance
h. Laundry
i. Dental and vision care

C. The Department shall adhere to all relevant state statute and local regulations during the acquisition process.

D. The Department shall administer the National Hostel Program in conjunction with local and state governments. The Department may use appropriated monies to establish contracts with local and state agencies for the purposes of administration of properties acquired under the National Hostel Program.

E. The Department shall conduct an annual audit into properties acquired by the National Hostel Program.

F. The Department shall report any deficiencies or concerns identified under annual audit to Congress.

G. The Department may sell, lease, or otherwise relinquish ownership of properties acquired under the National Hostel Program.

H. The Department shall establish eligibility criteria for the National Hostel Program that is consistent with Department rulemaking and applicable statute.

Section 4. Appropriations

A. The Department of Housing and Urban Development shall receive $7.5 billion in FY 2023 appropriations for the establishment of the National Hostel Program.

B. The Department of Housing and Urban Development shall receive $7.5 billion in FY 2024 appropriations for the establishment of the National Hostel Program.

Section 5. Enactment

A. This bill shall come into effect on October 1, 2022.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2022, 04:38:17 PM »
« Edited: July 19, 2022, 04:43:32 PM by Devout Centrist »

 
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Funko Pop Control Act of 2022


Senate Bill
to reduce pollution and improve public morality


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SECTION I. NAME.


This Act shall be called the Funko Pop Control Act of 2022.

SECTION II. Definitions


A. For the purposes of this section:

1. “Funko Pop” shall refer to any vinyl, plastic, or plush figurine, action figure, or collectible produced, licensed by, or otherwise distributed by Funko Inc.

SECTION III. Chaos Control

A. It shall be unlawful for any individual to purchase, sell, or otherwise distribute a Funko Pop.

B. Any individual duly convicted of purchasing, selling, or distributing a Funko Pop may be fined not more than $5 or may be ordered by the Court to issue a public apology.

C. It shall be unlawful for any individual to mold, create, or craft a Funko Pop.

D. Any individual duly convicted of molding, creating, or crafting a Funko Pop shall be sentenced to death.

E. All Funko Pops that are seized by local or regional law enforcement shall be disposed of in a furnace with a minimum temperature of not less than 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

SECTION IV: Effective Date


A. This law shall go into effect on August 1, 2023.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2022, 10:34:54 PM »

 
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Civil Rights Act of 2022


Senate Bill
to Respect Women


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SECTION I. NAME.


This Act shall be called the Civil Rights Act of 2022.

SECTION II. Definitions


A. For the purposes of this section:

1. “Menstruating women” shall refer to any women who is presently menstruating.

SECTION III. Civil Rights

A. It shall be unlawful for any business or institution open to the general public to remove a menstruating woman from the premises on the basis of their menstrual status.

B. A business or institution that violates Section III (A) of this act shall be liable up to $50,000 in civil damages.

SECTION IV: Effective Date


A. This law shall go into effect immediately.
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2022, 10:50:39 PM »
« Edited: July 24, 2022, 12:23:33 AM by Devout Centrist »

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Bar Rescue Act of 2022

Senate Bill
to Rescue Bars from Regional Tyranny


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1. No restaurant, bar, saloon, or other business that sells alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption, or employee thereof shall refuse to serve or discriminate against any patron on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, or advertise or hold itself out as discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

2. For purposes of this act, the use of any advertising, marketing, or promotional materials or communications that represent a restaurant, bar, saloon, or other business as being a "straight bar", a "heterosexual bar", a "gay bar", a "lesbian bar", a "queer bar", a "cisgender bar", a "drag bar", or a "transgender bar" shall not constitute a violation of this act.

3. It shall be unlawful for any regional government or subdivision of the Republic of Atlasia to prohibit the existence of bars or the advertisement of bars on the basis of advertising, marketing, or promotional materials or communications that represent a restaurant, bar, saloon, or other business as being a "straight bar", a "heterosexual bar", a "gay bar", a "lesbian bar", a "queer bar", a "cisgender bar", a "drag bar", or a "transgender bar".

4. Paragraph 3 of this act does not apply if the content or material of a restaurant, bar, saloon, or other business advertisement is found to be illegal in a court of law.

5. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2022, 02:42:01 PM »

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Federal Government Act of 2022

Senate Bill
to establish precedent in Federal Court


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1. The Federal Government recognizes the following Supreme Court decisions as valid and enforceable:

Federal power over intraregional activity
- McCulloch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. (4 Wheat.) 316 (1819)
- TX v. White, 74 U.S. 700, (1869)
- Wickard v Filburn, 317 U.S. 111 (1942)
- Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533 (1964)
- Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez, 436 U.S. 49 (1978)
- Marquette Nat. Bank of Minneapolis v. First of Omaha Service Corp., 439 U.S. 299 (1978)
- Colautti v. Franklin, 439 U.S. 379 (1979)
- Bellotti v. Baird, 443 U.S. 622 (1979)
- Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health, 462 U.S. 416 (1983)
- Morrison v. Olson, 487 U.S. 654 (1988)

Individual Rights Generally

- Calder v. Bull, 3 U.S. (3 Dall.) 386 (1798)
- Slaughterhouse, 83 U.S. 36 (1873)
- Jacobson v. MA, 197 U.S. 11 (1905)
- Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973)
- Doe v. Bolton, 410 U.S. 179 (1973)
- Planned Parenthood v. Danforth, 428 U.S. 52 (1976)
- Moore v. East Cleveland, 431 U.S. 494 (1977)
- Regents of UC v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978)
- Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 476 U.S. 747 (1986)
- Stenberg v. Carhart, 530 U.S. 914 (2000)
- Grutter v. Bolinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003)

Speech, religion, and guns
- U.S. v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939)
-  Railway Employees' Dept. v. Hanson, 351 U.S. 225 (1956)
- One, Inc. v. Olesen, 355 U.S. 371 (1958)
- International Association of Machinists v. Street, 367 U.S. 740 (1961)
- Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. 421 (1962)
- Abington School District v. Schempp, 374 U.S. 203 (1963)
- New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964)
- Jacobellis v. Ohio, 378 U.S. 184 (1964)
- Memoirs v. MA, 383 U.S. 413 (1966)
- Epperson v. Arkansas, 393 US 97 (1968)
- Lemon v. Kurtzman, 403 U.S. 602 (1971)
- Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, 431 U.S. 209 (1977)
- Stone v. Graham, 449 US 39 (1980)
- Wallace v. Jaffree, 472 U.S. 38 (1985)
- Edwards v. Aguillard, 482 US 578 (1987)
- Employment Division v. Smith, 494 U.S. 872 (1990)
- U.S. v. Kokinda, 497 U.S. 720 (1990)
- Lee v. Weisman, 505 U.S. 577 (1991)
- Reno v. ACLU, 521 U.S. 844 (1997)
- Santa Fe Independent School Dist. v. Doe, 530 U.S. 290 (2000)
- Ashcroft v. ACLU, 535 U.S. 564 (2002)

Property and Criminal
- Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963)
- Miranda v. AZ, 384 U.S. 436 (1966)
- Furman v. GA, 408 U.S. 238 (1972)
- Coker v. GA, 433 U.S. 584 (1977)
- Smith v. U.S., 508 U.S. 223 (1993)
- N.O.W. v. . Scheidler, 510 U.S. 249 (1994)

2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2022, 03:47:48 PM »

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Right to Choose Act of 2022


Senate Bill
to Respect a Woman's Right to Choose and to Codify Legal Precedent


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SECTION I. Name


This Act shall be called the Right to Choose Act of 2022.

SECTION II. Findings

A. The Senate of the Republic of Atlasia finds that-

I. Access to reproductive care is a fundamental right for all citizens of the Republic of Atlasia
II. That the termination of a pregnancy constitutes reproductive care
III. That the termination of a pregnancy is a substantially private and personal decision
IV. That this procedure ought to be made with proper physical and psychiatric healthcare considerations
V. That any procedure directly or tangentially related to pregnancy termination ought to be regulated, standardized, and protected
VI. That the regions of Atlasia ought to be able to enact laws past a certain point in pregnancy that regulate the practice and administration of pregnancy termination
VII. That reproductive care be provided to mothers who opt to carry a pregnancy to term, including all medically necessary pre and postpartum care

SECTION III. Statutory Right to Choose

A. It shall be unlawful for any regional, local, or national subdivision thereof, to ban pregnancy termination procedures prior to twenty (20) gestational weeks of a pregnancy.

B. Any regional, local, or national subdivision thereof, may enact statute that regulates access to pregnancy termination services prior to twenty (20) gestational weeks of a pregnancy, so long as access to reproductive care, including pregnancy termination, is not substantially impeded or infringed.

C. Any regional, local, or national subdivision thereof, may enact statute that restricts, bans, or otherwise regulates access to pregnancy termination services on or past twenty (20) gestational weeks of a pregnancy.

SECTION IV: Effective Date


A. This law shall go into effect on January 1, 2023.
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