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« on: July 19, 2021, 10:44:08 PM »

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A BILL FOR AN ACT
improving on the inhumane conditions of Atlasian prisons,

BE IT ENACTED BY THE SENATE RESOLVED.

Section 1, TITLE AND DEFINITIONS.
1. The official title of this Act shall be, the “Treating Incarcerated Persons Humanely Act.”
2. This Act may also be officially referred to by its acronym, “TIPHA.”
3. Using the International Phonetic Alphabet, the acronym mentioned in §1.2 of this Act shall be pronounced as /’taɪ fʌ/ (TYE-fuh).
4. The laws and terms enacted by this Act shall apply to all prisons under the authority of the Republic of Atlasia, regardless of whether or not it operates on a local, state, regional, federal, or miscellaneous level.

Section 2, AIR CONDITIONING AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL.
1. All prisons are mandated to install air conditioning systems within their prisons that shall adequately reach all rooms and cells within the housing and dining areas of a prison.
2. It is the responsibility of the prison in question to ensure that no cell or room rises above eighty-five degrees Fahrenheit.
3. No prison in Atlasia shall operate a fan within the vicinity of an incarcerated individual’s cell should the heat index of the prison exceed ninety-five degrees Fahrenheit.
4. If an inmate experiences any symptoms of heatstroke mentioned in §2.4a-h of this Act, they shall be entitled to a temperature check via rectal thermometer, should they request it.
    a. High body temperature.
    b. Altered mental state or behavior (including confusion, agitation, slurred speech, irritability, delirium, seizures and/or coma).
    c. Alteration in sweating.
    d. Nausea and/or vomiting.
    e. Flushed skin.
    f. Rapid breathing.
    g. Racing heart rate.
    h. Headache.
5. Should an inmate receive a temperature rating exceeding one-hundred-and-four degrees Fahrenheit via a rectal thermometer reading requested via the means of §2.4 of this Act, prison officials or staff must immediately contact local emergency medical services to treat a potential heatstroke.
6. All medication prescribed to inmates shall be kept in a location between the temperatures of fifty-nine degrees Fahrenheit and seventy-seven degrees Fahrenheit.
    a. Should a specific medication be prescribed and/or instructed by a medical official to be stored in a location outside of this temperature range, it is exempt from this Act and advised to be stored in a manner as prescribed.

Section 3, TIPHA AIR CONDITIONING MAINTENANCE AND INSTALLATION FUND.
1. This act shall establish the TIPHA Air Conditioning Maintenance and Installation Fund, or TACMIF.
    a. TACMIF shall allocate the money given to it every fiscal year to prisons in order to cover the installation of air conditioning units in Atlasian prisons to ensure they satisfy §2.1 and §2.2 of this Act.
    b. Any prison in Atlasia shall apply on or before September 5 before the start of a new fiscal year to receive TACMIF funding.
    c. TACMIF shall allocate its funds proportionally to each Atlasian prison based on their prison populations on the date of application.
    d. $X shall be allocated from Atlasia’s Budget for FY2022 in order to accommodate for TACMIF during that fiscal year.
    e. $Y shall be allocated from Atlasia’s Budget for FY2023 and beyond in order to cover all expenses after September 30, 2022.
    f. Anyone who is better at writing fiscal policy than I am is invited to elaborate on and fix this messy, incomplete section. Tongue

Section 4, WAGES AND GOODS.
1. No prison inmate shall be required to perform manual labor without being paid a wage higher than or equal to 75% (seventy-five per cent) of the federal minimum wage.
2. No prison shall charge inmates for the usage of toiletries or personal hygiene products.

Section 4, THE RAINBOW CONNECTION(S BETWEEN INMATES AND THE OUTSIDE WORLD).
1. No entity that facilitates financial transactions shall charge transaction fees any higher than 6% (six per cent) for transactions between inmates and non-incarcerated friends, loved ones, or relatives.
2. No telecommunications service or prison, whether in-person or virtual, shall charge inmates to communicate with a friend, loved one, or relative for up to one hour per day.
3. No telecommunications service or prison, whether in-person or virtual, shall charge inmates any more than ten cents per minute to communicate with a friend, loved one, or relative for any visit extending over one hour.
4. No telecommunications service shall mandate the removal of in-person visitation at a prison within a contract with the prison in question.
5. No telecommunication service or prison shall insert any sound effect into the middle of a phone call that does not voluntarily come from the inmate or their guest.

Section 5, MISCELLANEOUS REGULATION.
1. No prison or government entity shall spend any more than 5% (five per cent) of a given inmate welfare fund on anything that does not directly benefit the wellbeing of prison inmates.
2. Except as provided in §5.3 of this Act, beginning on the date on which pregnancy is confirmed by a healthcare professional, and ending at the conclusion of postpartum recovery, a prisoner in the custody of a prison under the authority of the Republic of Atlasia, shall not be placed in restraints.
3. The prohibition under §5.2 of this Act shall not apply if—
    a. an appropriate corrections official, or a United States marshal, as applicable, makes a determination that the prisoner—
        i. is an immediate and credible flight risk that cannot reasonably be prevented by other means; or
        ii. poses an immediate and serious threat of harm to herself or others that cannot reasonably be prevented by other means; or
    b. a healthcare professional responsible for the health and safety of the prisoner determines that the use of restraints is appropriate for the medical safety of the prisoner.

Section 6, FINES.
1. Any responsible party caught disobeying the terms of this Act shall be fined $10,000 per discovered violation.
2. If a given violation is repeated at the same facility either (a) 365 calendar days after the initial fine, or (b) by a party or parties different from the initial offence, the Justice Department of the Republic of Atlasia shall conduct a formal investigation on the behalf of the Attorney-General of Atlasia into the facility’s compliance with federal law.

Section 7, ENACTMENT CLAUSE.
1. With the exceptions of Section 2 and Section 3, all of the Sections in this Act shall take effect immediately after its passage.
2. Section 2 and Section 3 of this Act shall take effect starting on October 1, 2021.

On the campaign trail, I made a promise to introduce a prison reform bill. Well, fellow Senators, here is that bill. Some of this bill is incomplete, or would benefit from being expanded upon, but this is what I want to start with.
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2021, 12:19:53 AM »

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Expell Spark Act
1. Spark shall be expelled from the Senate

Frivolous. Withholding this unless there's a valid reason for expelling Spark.

Expel Spark498 so we can get Spark499 up in this bitch
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2021, 11:12:41 PM »

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ONE - TITLE
1. THIS BILL IS CALLED THE "SCREW IT KOOPA IS IN CHARGE NOW ACT"

TWO - RESOLUTION
1. INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY IS A FAILURE. EVERY "FACT" TAUGHT IN HISTORY CLASS IS AN ATTEMPT TO CONTINUE THE SOCIETY THAT ENABLES SEPERATING THE WORKER FROM THEIR MEANS OF PRODUCTION. THE SENAT EOF ATLASIA THINKS THE ONLY WAY TO FIX THIS IS TO SEIZE THE GOVRENTMENT AND PUT ME AS HEAD

THREE - ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOOPISTAN
1. ATLASIA IS ABOLISHED
2. ATLASIA IS NOW THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOOPISTAN
3. ELECTIONS SHALL BE HELD ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF EVERY AUGUST TO DETERMINE THE SUPREME RULER OF KOOPISTAN
4. KOOPA IS THE ONLY PERSON TO BE ON SAID BALLOT
5. KOOPA IS THE SUPREME RULER NOW UNTIL THE NEXT ELECTION
6. KOOPA IS THE JUDGE, JURY, AND EXECUTIONER
7. THE CAPITAL OF SAID REPUBLIC SHALL BE CEDAR FALLS, JOHN ENGLE DISTRICT OF KOOPISTAN (FORMERLY CALLED IOWA)
8. ALL PREVIOUS LAWS ARE NULL AND VOID UNTIL KOOPA GIVES THE THUMBS UP
9. SCOTT YOU BETTER PUT THIS SH!T ON THE FLOOR ASAP

FOUR - ENACTMENT CLAUSE
1. this bill shall come into effect whenever i feel like it
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2021, 05:24:24 PM »

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ONE - TITLE
1. THIS BILL IS CALLED THE "SCREW IT KOOPA IS IN CHARGE NOW ACT"

TWO - RESOLUTION
1. INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY IS A FAILURE. EVERY "FACT" TAUGHT IN HISTORY CLASS IS AN ATTEMPT TO CONTINUE THE SOCIETY THAT ENABLES SEPERATING THE WORKER FROM THEIR MEANS OF PRODUCTION. THE SENAT EOF ATLASIA THINKS THE ONLY WAY TO FIX THIS IS TO SEIZE THE GOVRENTMENT AND PUT ME AS HEAD

THREE - ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOOPISTAN
1. ATLASIA IS ABOLISHED
2. ATLASIA IS NOW THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOOPISTAN
3. ELECTIONS SHALL BE HELD ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF EVERY AUGUST TO DETERMINE THE SUPREME RULER OF KOOPISTAN
4. KOOPA IS THE ONLY PERSON TO BE ON SAID BALLOT
5. KOOPA IS THE SUPREME RULER NOW UNTIL THE NEXT ELECTION
6. KOOPA IS THE JUDGE, JURY, AND EXECUTIONER
7. THE CAPITAL OF SAID REPUBLIC SHALL BE CEDAR FALLS, JOHN ENGLE DISTRICT OF KOOPISTAN (FORMERLY CALLED IOWA)
8. ALL PREVIOUS LAWS ARE NULL AND VOID UNTIL KOOPA GIVES THE THUMBS UP
9. SCOTT YOU BETTER PUT THIS SH!T ON THE FLOOR ASAP

FOUR - ENACTMENT CLAUSE
1. this bill shall come into effect whenever i feel like it

Frivolous. This will not be on the Senate floor.

lame rip
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2021, 11:25:45 PM »

nay
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2021, 02:09:03 PM »
« Edited: December 23, 2021, 02:57:45 AM by KoopaDaQuick »

Citizen bill introduction wahoo

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A BILL FOR AN ACT
establishing a legal threshold for federal party status

BE IT ENACTED BY THE SENATE RESOLVED.

Section 1, TITLE.
i. The title of this Act shall be, the “Proportional Party Majorness Agreeable Gateway Act.”
ii. This Act shall not be referred to using the title's acronym.

Section 2, THRESHOLD.
i. A federal political party shall be considered a "major party" when the party in question either obtains a membership that consists of at least 10% of the federal electorate or has a member of their party place at least third place or higher in the most recent race for president.

Section 3, ENACTMENT.
i. This bill shall take effect starting with the first census held after either signature by the President or a veto override.
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2021, 07:05:19 PM »


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AN ACT
To expand upon federal tobacco regulations.



Be it enacted by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia assembled

Section 1. Title

1. This act may be cited as the Harry S. Truman Anti-Big Tobbaco Act.

Section 2. Definitions

1. In addition to federal regulations, regional governments may make any and all regulations governing the packaging and sale of tobacco products.



I ask to dismiss this bill as it is in violation of the federal constitution.
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2021, 07:23:50 PM »

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AN ACT
To expand upon federal tobacco regulations.



Be it enacted by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia assembled

Section 1. Title

1. This act may be cited as the Harry S. Truman Anti-Big Tobbaco Act.

Section 2. Definitions

1. In addition to federal regulations, regional governments may make any and all regulations governing the packaging and sale of tobacco products.



I ask to dismiss this bill as it is in violation of the federal constitution.

Based upon what ruling?

The decision our founding fathers made in the 18th century when deciding that the Senate shouldn't make a law restricting free expression.
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2022, 06:31:45 PM »

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A BILL FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
giving breathing room to all regional governments

BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF ATLASIA ASSEMBLED.

Section 1, TITLE AND DEFINITIONS.
1. The title of this Act shall be, the "Calm Down Amendment."

Section 2, SEAL CONTENTS.
1. No regional legislature shall have any more than 8 (eight) bills actively on the floor at once in the Regional Governments board.
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2022, 07:31:49 PM »

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A BILL FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
giving breathing room to all regional governments

BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF ATLASIA ASSEMBLED.

Section 1, TITLE AND DEFINITIONS.
1. The title of this Act shall be, the "Calm Down Amendment."

Section 2, SEAL CONTENTS.
1. No regional legislature shall have any more than 8 (eight) bills actively on the floor at once in the Regional Governments board.



Glad to know that I'm the real child for opposing the Regional Government board being clogged with more garbage than a McDonald's customer's arteries. If you feel as though the business of other governments has to be eclipsed by your ego and desperate desire for attention, cool, but that doesn't mean that the rest of us have to suffer through your spammy power trips.
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2022, 08:01:46 PM »

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A BILL FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
giving breathing room to all regional governments

BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF ATLASIA ASSEMBLED.

Section 1, TITLE AND DEFINITIONS.
1. The title of this Act shall be, the "Calm Down Amendment."

Section 2, SEAL CONTENTS.
1. No regional legislature shall have any more than 8 (eight) bills actively on the floor at once in the Regional Governments board.



Glad to know that I'm the real child for opposing the Regional Government board being clogged with more garbage than a McDonald's customer's arteries. If you feel as though the business of other governments has to be eclipsed by your ego and desperate desire for attention, cool, but that doesn't mean that the rest of us have to suffer through your spammy power trips.

Lol. There are presently 3 bills in Lincoln and 4 bills in Fremont. It shouldnt be hard to keep debate active on so few bills. Its not like yall are being stopped from debating or doing more if you had anything else to do.

Since our region is active we have a backlog of 17 bills right now, not counting the 14 on the floor. Perhaps your proposal should be to have separate but equal subforums for each region rather than trying to stifle our Southern Revival. We are shooting for 100 bills, and our bills are substantive unlike giving exactly 2 dollars for an avocado or apologizing for burning witches. You are welcome to have any of our southern bills for Lincoln if you want more activity.

Otherwise, it seems petty to insist that no one gets to do more than the laziest Region. Some of us like to play by legislating rather than play by zombie elections.

Substantive bills that tackle such pressing issues like forced genital waxing and making sure building codes conform with your sky daddy's tastes.

Save your monologues and whinging for when this bill actually gets put on the floor.
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2022, 05:34:20 PM »

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A BILL FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
protecting ATLASIAN PATRIOTS from dogs and whiny people

BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF ATLASIA ASSEMBLED.

Section 1, TITLE AND DEFINITIONS.
1. The title of this Act shall be, the "BBQ Beer Freedom Amendment."

Section 2, AMENDMENT TEXT.
1. Public celebration, necessary for the morale of a free state, the right of the people to keep and set off fireworks during federally recognized holidays shall not be infringed.

Looking for a sponsor.
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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2022, 12:29:47 PM »

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A BILL FOR ACT
protecting autistic and non-verbal drivers when interacting with police

BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF ATLASIA ASSEMBLED.

Section 1, TITLE AND DEFINITIONS.
1. The title of this Act shall be, the "Disabled Driver Protection Act."

Section 2, TEXT.
1. Any driver's license or non-operator's ID issued by a state within the Union that is valid in another state or states must, on request of the applicant, allow for a designation saying "AUTISM" for any driver with a doctor's note verifying an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis.
2. Any driver's license or non-operator's ID issued by a state within the Union that is valid in another state or states must, on request of the applicant, allow for a designation saying "NON-VERBAL" for any driver with a doctor's note verifying a diagnosis of a condition that limits the applicant's ability to speak, including while under pressure.
3. Any police officer within Atlasia, when pulling over, questioning, and/or arresting an individual, must not punish said individual for not speaking when presented with an ID carrying the aforementioned "AUTISM" or "NON-VERBAL" designation.

Section 3, ENACTMENT.
1. This act shall take effect starting three-hundred-and-sixty-five (365) days after either a signature from the President of Atlasia or a veto override.

Looking for a sponsor.
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« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2022, 02:07:24 PM »

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A BILL FOR AN ACT

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

BE IT ENACTED BY THE ATLASIAN SENATE.


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

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

3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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