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« on: February 07, 2022, 09:55:25 PM »

Citizen Referred Bill:

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POOP AND PENISES ACT

SECTION I. NAME.

This Act shall be called the Poop and Penises Act

SECTION II. FEDERAL FACILITIES MUST COMPLY WITH SOME REGIONAL RULES

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

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

SECTION III. POOP

a. 42 U.S.C. 9601 is amended by adding the following new section at the end
thereof:

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SECTION 312. EXCEPTION FOR MANURE

a. Upon the date of enactment of this section, manure shall not be included in the meaning of `hazardous substance' under section 101(14) of this Act or `pollutant or contaminant' under section 101(33) of this Act.

b. The enactment of this section shall not be construed to impose any liability or paperwork requirements under provisions of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 for manure.

c. Nothing in this section shall affect the applicability of any other environmental
statute as it relates to the definition of manure, or the responsibilities or liabilities of any person regarding, the treatment, storage, or disposal of manure.

d. 100 Stat. 1655 is amended by adding the following at the end thereof:
The notification requirements under this subsection shall not apply to releases associated with manure (as defined in section 312 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act.
e. Definition - For the purposes of this section, the term `manure' mean:
     1. digestive emissions, feces, urine, urea and other excrement from livestock (as defined by 7 C.F.R. 205.2);
     2. any associated bedding, compost, raw materials or other materials commingled with such excrement from livestock (as defined by 7 C.F.R. 205.2);
     3. any process water associated with the items referred to in paragraph (1) or (2); and
     4. any byproducts, constituents, or substances contained in, originating from, or emissions relating to the items described in paragraph (1), (2), or (3).''.

SECTION IV: HORSE PENISES

a. The regulation making it a federal crime to import a foreign stallion from a region affected by Contagious Equine Metritis if you don't wash its fully-erect penis on five consecutive days and apply ointment to it after it's tested negative for the disease is hereby eliminated. 9 CFR §93.301(e)(3)(i)(A) shall be amended accordingly.

b. The regulation making it a federal crime to temporarily import a foreign horse for entertainment purposes and let its genitals get examined for a non-medical reason is hereby eliminated. 9 CFR §93.301(f)(5)(vii) shall be amended accordingly.

c. The regulation prohibiting foreign show horses that are temporarily in Atlasia for competitions from having sex is hereby eliminated. 9 CFR 93.301(f)(5)(vii) shall be amended accordingly.


SECTION V: TIME

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


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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2022, 01:28:24 AM »

Pre-filing this bill:

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EQUITY ACT

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1. No federal funds shall be expended for the purchase of one-ply toilet paper.

2. No federal funds shall be expended for the purchase of toilet paper for the White House, Supreme Court, Atlasian Capitol building, appurtenant offices, and/or other federal buildings that is of different, varying, or inferior or superior quality to toilet paper provided in or on any other federal property.

3. It is the position of the Senate of Atlasia that no officer or employee of the Atlasian government shall receive better quality toilet paper in public toilets than is available to the general public in such toilets.

4. This act shall take effect within thirty (30) days of passage.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2022, 01:30:47 AM »

Prefiling this bill:

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SUPPLY CHAIN ENHANCEMENT ACT

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SECTION I: NAME
a. This act shall be known as the Supply Chain Enhancement Act

SECTION II: LACEY ACT REFORMS
a. The regulations required under the Lacey Act shall not apply to hardwood trees or products thereof. 16 USC 3371 - 3378 shall be amended accordingly.
b. The regulations required under the Lacey Act for applying foreign law shall only consider environmental and conservation laws. 16 USC 3371 – 3378.

SECTION III: JONES ACT REFORM
a. The regulations on foreign vessels or domestic vessels without a requisite percentage of Atlasian crew members on engaging in cabotage in Atlasia is hereby repealed. 46 U.S.C. § 55102 - 55113, 46 U.S.C. § 55116 - 55122, 46 U.S.C. § 8103, and 46 U.S.C. § 12103 (Jones Act) is hereby repealed.

SECTION IV: TIMING
a. This act shall go into effect thirty (30) days after the date of passage.

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2022, 01:32:53 AM »

Pre-filing this bill:

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ATF OFF ACT

Senate Bill
to make sensible criminal justice reforms

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SECTION I: NAME
a. This act shall be called the ATF Off Act.

SECTION II: CIVIL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS BY FFL HOLDERS
a. 18 USC 923 is hereby amended by inserting the following:
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e. If the Attorney General determines that a federal firearms licensee under this section has willfully violated any provision of this chapter or any regulation prescribed under this chapter, the Attorney General may:
   1. if the violation is of a minor nature
      A. Impose on the licensee a civil money penalty of not more than $1,000 for each such violation, except that the total amount of penalties imposed on a licensee under this subclause for violations arising from a single inspection or examination shall not exceed $5,000; or
      B. suspend the license for not more than 30 days, and specify the circumstances under which the suspension is to be terminated, if, in the period for which the license is in effect, there have been at least 2 prior occasions on which the licensee has been determined to have violated this chapter; or
   2. if the violation is of a serious nature
      A. Impose on the licensee a civil money penalty of not more than $2,500 for each such violation, except that the total amount of penalties imposed on a licensee under this subclause for a violations arising from a single inspection or examination shall not exceed $15,000;
      B. Suspend the license for not more than 90 days, and specify the circumstances under which the suspension is to be terminated;
      C. Revoke the license;
b. In determining the amount of a civil money penalty to impose herein on a licensee, the nature and severity of the violation involved, the size of the firearms business operated by the licensee, and the prior record of the licensee shall be considered.
c. The total amount of penalties imposed on a licensee with respect to violations of a minor nature and of a serious nature arising from a single inspection or examination shall not exceed $15,000.
d. If 2 or more firearms were transferred during a single transaction that shall be considered a single violation of the provision.
e. On request of the licensee, the Attorney General shall stay the effective date of any penalty, suspension, or revocation until there has been a final, nonreviewable judgment with respect to the determination involved, unless, in the case of a suspension or revocation of a licensee, the Attorney General establishes, at a hearing before an administrative law judge, by clear and convincing evidence, that the continued operation by the licensee of the business poses an immediate and grave threat to public safety.
f. If the Attorney General is made aware that a business licensed under this chapter has transferred to a surviving spouse or child of the licensee, to an executor, administrator, or other legal representative of a deceased licensee; or to a receiver or trustee in bankruptcy, or an assignee for benefit of creditors, and, before the transfer, or on the first inspection or examination by the Attorney General of the records of the licensee after the transfer, the licensee is found to be operating the business in violation of this chapter, the Attorney General:
   1. shall notify the transferee of the violation by the transferor; and
   2. shall not presume that the transferee is committing the violation.

SECTION III: DEFINITIONS
a. A violation of this chapter shall be considered to be of a serious nature if the violation:
   1. results in or could have resulted in the transfer of a firearm or ammunition to a person prohibited from possessing or receiving the firearm or ammunition under this chapter or under Regional, State or local law;
   2. obstructs or could have obstructed a bona fide criminal investigation or prosecution, or an inspection or examination under this chapter
b. A violation of this chapter shall be considered to be of a minor nature if the violation is not of a serious nature.
c. Willfully means, with respect to conduct of a person, that the person knew of a legal duty, and engaged in the conduct knowingly and in intentional disregard of the duty.
d. False entry shall mean materially false entry
e. Appropriate entry shall mean a materially significant entry
f. Properly maintain shall mean retain custody of.

SECTION IV: EQUAL RIGHTS AND EQUAL TREATMENT
a. The prohibition on FFL holders selling a handgun to persons under the age of 21 shall be lowered to 19. 18 U.S.C. 922(b) shall be amended accordingly.
b. The Let Them Do Their Job Act is hereby repealed.
c. The National Firearms Act (NFA) 26 USC §5801 - 5872, the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) 18 USC §921 - 931, and the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Brady Act) 18 USC §921 - 922, are hereby repealed.

SECTION V: TIME
a. This Act shall take effect at the end of the 180-day period that begins with the date of the enactment of this Act.
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2022, 01:34:43 AM »

Pre-filing this bill:

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DAM IT ACT

Senate Bill
to make smarter choices with our county's money and resources

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a. On or before January 1, 2024, the following federal assets shall be auctioned off:
   1. The Bonneville Power Administration and all related property and contracts
   2. The Rural Utility Service and all related property and contracts
   3. The Southeastern Power Administration and all related property and contracts
   4. The Southwestern Power Administration and all related property and contracts
   5. The Tennessee Valley Authority and all related property and contracts
   6. The Western Area Power Administration and all related property and contracts
   7. The 58 hydroelectric dams owned by the Bureau of Reclamation and all related property and contracts.
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2022, 01:43:33 AM »

Pre-filing this bill:

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STAMPING OUT RACISM ACT

Senate Bill

To eliminate structural systemic discrimination based on race.

Be it enacted,

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1. The Minority Business Development Agency is hereby abolished.

2. Any laws relating to the Minority Business Development Agency are repealed.

3. Any college or university in Atlasia receiving federal funding is hereby banned from using race, color, or ethnicity as a factor in admissions in any form whatsoever. Failure to abide by this law shall result in the disqualification of the college or university from receiving federal funds for a year.

4. The Hate Crimes Prevention Act is hereby repealed.

5. None of the following government documents issued by the government of Atlasia shall require the recordation of the race, color, or ethnicity on either the application for or the document itself:

A. Firearm's Licenses
B. Hunting Licenses
C. Fishing Licenses
D. Library Cards
E. SNAP EBT Cards
F. Social Security Cards
G. Environmental Permits
H. Tax documents

6. This act shall take effect 30 days after becoming law.
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2022, 12:46:53 PM »

Restoring Gun Safety Act

An act to implement gun control

I: Licensing and Registration

1. A firearm license is required to own a firearm, licenses shall be available at local police stations and shall be available to all citizens above 18 who do not have a criminal history and have no history of mental illness. License applicants, if approved, must also be required to participate in mandatory gun safety training.

2. Guns shall only be allowed to be sold at gun retailers. A store may become a gun retailer by submitting an application to their state government, which may then be approved or disapproved at the discretion of the state.

3. Gun retailers shall be required to check for a valid license before selling firearms and must record the firearm serial number as well as the name of the person purchasing the firearm in a national database called "Gun Track," which shall be operated by the federal government. Access to this database shall be granted to gun retailers as well as all law enforcement agencies operating in Atlasia.

4. The federal government shall set up the national gun database known as "Gun Track" to track all firearm sales. Access to "Gun Track" shall be granted to the necessary individuals.

5. Firearms licenses must be renewed every five years, an individual must pass a background check in order to have their license renewed.
II. Firearm restrictions: The following firearms are subject to regulation even if an individual qualifies for a firearms license

1. Handguns may not be purchased even with a valid license except by active duty military members and active law enforcement officers.

2. Semi automatic long guns, with a long gun defined to be at least 16 inches for rifle barrels and at least 18 inches for shotgun barrels, or for detachable or folding stocks is 26 inches with the stock in the extended position, may not be purchased even with a valid license except by active duty military members and active law enforcement officers.

3. Pump action shotguns may not be purchased even with a valid license except by active duty military members and active law enforcement officers.

4. Submachine guns, defined as a magazine-fed, automatic carbine designed to fire handgun cartridges, may not be purchased even with a valid license except by active duty military members and active law enforcement officers.

5. Semi automatic rifles above .22 caliber, defined as a firearms bore diameter of 0.22 inch or above, may not be purchased even with a valid license except by active duty military members and active law enforcement officers.
III: Buyback

1. Any individual who owns a prohibited firearm as defined in clauses II.1-II.5 may trade it in to their local sheriff's office for a government sponsored buyback program where they shall receive 2-4 times the value of the firearm in cash value.

2. No part of this buyback shall be interpreted to be mandatory

3. Individuals currently owning now prohibited firearms shall be allowed to keep them provided that they do not sell them to other individuals and that they register them with the government.

IV: Penalties

1. The penalty for selling a gun while not licensed as a gun retailer shall be a fine of no less than $10,000 and a possible term of prison confinement for no less than 3 years, for those individuals involved.

2. The penalty for selling a prohibited gun as a gun retailer shall be a fine of no less than $30,000 and a possible term of prison confinement for no less than 10 years, for those individuals involved.

3. No part of IV:1-2 shall be interpreted as punishing the individual purchasing the firearm, punishments shall only apply to those selling it.

4. The penalty for knowingly owning an unregistered firearm shall be a fine of no less than $15,000 and a possible term of prison confinement for no less than 5 years.

V: Interstate Commerce

1. Each state shall decide to what extent it wishes to regulate the movement of guns into and across its borders.

VI: Further Regulation

1. The regions or the states may choose to pursue further gun regulation not delineated in this act, however all provisions of this act must be enforced.

VII: Implementation:

1. Implementation of this act shall primarily take place at the state and local level and the federal government shall provide guidance to state and local governments to prepare them for enforcement

2. Implementation shall begin one year after passage of this law.

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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2022, 07:06:17 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 #8 on: March 16, 2022, 07:54:53 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.
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2022, 08:07:56 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.

Ok. My sky daddy still loves you even if you are mad at Him.

Have fun changing Lincoln's seal to green. Smiley

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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2022, 01:16:44 PM »

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Abolishing Dumb Agencies Act

1. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency is hereby abolished following the passing of this act.


This won’t be on the floor

Why is this legislation not being allowed on the floor?
Because it's stupid.


If stupid bills arent allowed on the floor, then unfortunately I guess we wont get to consider your moronic bill either. At least, if the PPT is fair.
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2022, 02:43:25 PM »

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Abolishing Dumb Agencies Act

1. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency is hereby abolished following the passing of this act.


This won’t be on the floor

Why is this legislation not being allowed on the floor?
Because it's stupid.


If stupid bills arent allowed on the floor, then unfortunately I guess we wont get to consider your moronic bill either. At least, if the PPT is fair.

You got a bill about horse cocks, when's the last time anyone listened to you about what to take seriously?

My horsecox bill was funnier and yet more serious and substantive than anything you've ever proposed. If you want to meme make sure u r being funny next time instead of just a crasshole.
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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2022, 01:02:32 PM »

Im voting aye even though i intend to vote against the bill because i no longer have confidence in the PPT
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2022, 07:14:27 PM »

I support bringing both of WB's Articles of Impeachment to the Senate floor.
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2022, 07:40:22 PM »

BTW

REMEMBER:

To pass article of impeachments: 3/5 majority is needed.

If this is passed, then I would preside the trial: 2/3 majority

AKA 11 to get it to the floor, 12 to remove.
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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2022, 07:58:55 PM »

I do not support bringing these articles forward. I do not take this decision lightly, but I believe this does not reach the high bar set for removal from office. I do think the introduction of these articles however, will have a positive effect, as the President will learn his lesson. Ultimately, I believe that the president has learned from this case.

This is what you call learning his lesson?

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Executive Order 55:10:

NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Atlasia, and as President of the Republic of Atlasia and Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the Republic of Atlasia, it is hereby ordered as follows:

1. The Attorney General is hereby authorized and directed to take possession of all or any property of the following as he may deem necessary in the interests of national security and defense:

-The Southern Government
-Federalist Party of Atlasia



OBD, President of the Republic of Atlasia

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Executive Order 55:11

Whereas the successful prosecution of the war requires every possible protection against espionage and against sabotage to national-defense material, national-defense premises, and national-defense utilities as defined in Section 4, Act of April 20, 1918, 40 Stat. 533, as amended by the Act of November 30, 1940, 54 Stat. 1220, and the Act of August 21, 1941, 55 Stat. 655 (U.S.C., Title 50, Sec. 104);

Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the Republic of Atlasia, and Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy, I hereby authorize and direct the Attorney General and the Military Commanders whom he may from time to time designate, whenever he or any designated Commander deems such action necessary or desirable, to prescribe military areas in such places and of such extent as he or the appropriate Military Commander may determine, from which any or all persons may be excluded, and with respect to which, the right of any person to enter, remain in, or leave shall be subject to whatever restrictions the Attorney General or the appropriate Military Commander may impose in his discretion. The Attorney General is hereby authorized to provide for residents of any such area who are excluded therefrom, such transportation, food, shelter, and other accommodations as may be necessary, in the judgment of the Attorney General or the said Military Commander, and until other arrangements are made, to accomplish the purpose of this order. The designation of military areas in any region or locality shall supersede designations of prohibited and restricted areas by the Attorney General under the Proclamations of December 7 and 8, 1941, and shall supersede the responsibility and authority of the Attorney General under the said Proclamations in respect of such prohibited and restricted areas.

I hereby further authorize and direct the Attorney General and the said Military Commanders to take such other steps as he or the appropriate Military Commander may deem advisable to enforce compliance with the restrictions applicable to each Military area here in above authorized to be designated, including the use of Federal troops and other Federal Agencies, with authority to accept assistance of state and local agencies.

I hereby further authorize and direct all Executive Departments, independent establishments and other Federal Agencies, to assist the Secretary of War or the said Military Commanders in carrying out this Executive Order, including the furnishing of medical aid, hospitalization, food, clothing, transportation, use of land, shelter, and other supplies, equipment, utilities, facilities, and services.



OBD, President of the Republic of Atlasia


OBD: "Lewl ... pearl harbor and internment. Iz jest memez so its ok"
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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2022, 08:28:14 PM »

To S019:

Fair enough. You do make some valid points. That being said, I think as soon as the instigators of this conflict move on, since the conflict certainly can't go on forever, then the game will be in the same place it was and likely with the side effect of some prospective players being dissuaded from joining a game that has become so toxic as of late. Activity is created by these dramatics but it's a short-lived burst of activity that certainly can't sustain the game for more than a few weeks or a month or two at the absolute most. I mean, OBD has said he won't run for reelection already, so I still think a left-wing candidate being elected President is very likely in June.


"Oh ummm ... we were incompetent on purpose! Thats it."
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« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2022, 10:31:29 PM »

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PRISON UNIFORM REFORM ACT


Senate Bill
to protect the religious rights of prisoners


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TITLE I: ACCOMODATION POLICY AND ENACTMENT


A. Any person imprisoned in a federal Atlasian prison has the right to freedom of conscience and to freely exercise their religion. Accordingly, the following accommodations shall be offered to such imprisoned person, provided such accommodation is based on a sincerely-held religious belief and does not demonstrably jeopardize the health or safety of prisoners or prison staff or facilitate actual crime. The actual abuse of an accommodation identified in this act may result in the suspension of such accommodation for the individual abuser. Such suspension, denial based on particularized health or safety necessities, or reasonable heightened security screenings to ensure that an accommodation under this act is not being abused shall not be deemed a violation of a prisoner’s religious freedom.

B. Unless otherwise indicated herein, this act shall take effect August 1, 2022.

TITLE II: HAIR AND HEAD COVERINGS


A. Hair may be grown out, including by Sikhs following the 5 Kakaars of Guru Gobind Singh and by those who have taken a Nazirite vow, in accordance with the Holy Bible.

B. Beards may be grown by prisoners, including by Muslims, and by Sikhs following the 5 Kakaars of Guru Gobind Singh and by those who have taken a Nazirite vow, in accordance the Holy Bible.

C. Reasonable head coverings may be worn by prisoners. Allowable head coverings can include hijabs and taqiyahs by Muslims, turbans by Sikhs following the 5 Kakaars of Guru Gobind Singh, prayer veils by Christians, and skullcaps, yarmulkes, and kippahs by Jews.

TITLE III: CLOTHING


A.  No clothing or uniform provided to persons imprisoned in federal prisons shall contain mixed textiles (shatnez) of both wool and linen.

B. Specially-hemmed pants that blouse or bind the pant cuffs above the ankle may be worn by prisoners, including by Muslims.

C. By January 1, 2023 each federal prison shall evaluate the potential risks of female prisoners wearing uniform dresses rather than uniform pants. If such evaluation determines that uniform dresses would not materially impact the health and safety of prisoners and prison employees, then any female prisoner, regardless of religious belief, may wear a uniform dress rather than uniform pants. Such dresses shall be paid for by the female prisoner making the request.
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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2022, 09:13:41 PM »

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SECTION 312. EXCEPTION FOR MANURE


a. Upon the date of enactment of this section, manure shall not be included in the meaning of `hazardous substance' under section 101(14) of this Act or `pollutant or contaminant' under section 101(33) of this Act.

b. The enactment of this section shall not be construed to impose any liability or paperwork requirements under provisions of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 for manure.

c. Nothing in this section shall affect the applicability of any other environmental
statute as it relates to the definition of manure, or the responsibilities or liabilities of any person regarding, the treatment, storage, or disposal of manure.

d. 100 Stat. 1655 is amended by adding the following at the end thereof:
The notification requirements under this subsection shall not apply to releases associated with manure (as defined in section 312 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act.
e. Definition - For the purposes of this section, the term `manure' mean:
     1. digestive emissions, feces, urine, urea and other excrement from livestock (as defined by 7 C.F.R. 205.2);
     2. any associated bedding, compost, raw materials or other materials commingled with such excrement from livestock (as defined by 7 C.F.R. 205.2);
     3. any process water associated with the items referred to in paragraph (1) or (2); and
     4. any byproducts, constituents, or substances contained in, originating from, or emissions relating to the items described in paragraph (1), (2), or (3).''.


SECTION IV: EFFECTIVE DATE


Unless otherwise specified herein, this act shall take effect 120 days from the date of passage.
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Begging you, and all future Senators by extension, in all sincerity, to at least provide a title and consistent formatting so as to make the lives of PPTs with headaches a tiny bit easier.
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No this is formatted correctly. Section III(A) of this bill is amending Section 312 of a separate law. That is why Section 312 is separated by an additional quote box, to denote that the quoted text is located in a separate, external law.
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SOCIAL MEDIA REFORM ACT

Senate Bill
to ensure big social media companies cannot unfairly deplatform, censor, shadowban, or otherwise harm lawful user content


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TITLE I: FINDINGS

The government of Atlasia finds that:

1. Social media platforms represent an extraordinary advance in communication technology for southerners.

2. Users should be afforded control over their personal information related to social media platforms.

3. Atlasians increasingly rely on social media platforms to express their opinions and communicate with friends, their communities, and the nation at large.

4. Social media platforms have transformed into the new public town square.

5. Social media platforms have become as important for conveying public opinion as public utilities are for supporting modern society.

6. Social media platforms hold a unique place in preserving free speech protections for all Atlasians and should be treated similarly to common carriers.

7. Social media platforms that unfairly censor, shadow ban, deplatform, or apply post-prioritization algorithms to Atlasian candidates, users, or residents are not acting in good faith and are abusing their big corporate power to the detriment of free expression and an open society.

8. Social media platforms should not take any action in bad faith to restrict access or availability to Atlasians.

9. Social media platforms have unfairly censored, shadow banned, deplatformed, and applied post-prioritization algorithms in the Atlasia.

10. The government of Atlasia has a substantial interest in protecting its residents from inconsistent and unfair actions by inordinately powerful social media platforms.

11. The nation must vigorously enforce its laws to protect the people of Atlasia.


TITLE II: DEFINITIONS

1. As used in this act, the term:

“Algorithm” means a mathematical set of rules that specifies how a group of data behaves and that will assist in ranking search results and maintaining order or that is used in sorting or ranking content or material based on relevancy or other factors instead of using published time or chronological order of such content or material.

“Affiliate” means: A predecessor or successor of a person convicted of or held civilly liable for an antitrust violation; or an entity under the control of any natural person who is active in the management of the entity that has been convicted of or held civilly liable for an antitrust violation. The term includes those officers, directors, executives, partners, shareholders, employees, members, and agents who are active in the management of an affiliate. The term also includes a person who knowingly enters into a joint venture with a person who has violated an antitrust law during the preceding fourty-eight (48) months.

“Antitrust violation” means any failure to comply with a federal or Regional antitrust law as determined in a civil or criminal proceeding brought by the Attorney General, a Regional attorney, a similar body or agency of another Region, the Federal Trade Commission, or the Atlasian Department of Justice.

“Antitrust violator vendor list” means the list required to be kept by the Department of Justice pursuant to this act.

“Censor” includes any action taken by a social media platform to delete, regulate, restrict, edit, alter, inhibit the publication or republication of, suspend a right to post, remove, or post an addendum to any content or material posted by a user. The term also includes actions to inhibit the ability of a user to be viewable by or to interact with another user of the social media platform.

“Deplatform” means the action or practice by a social media platform to permanently delete or ban a user or to temporarily delete or ban a user from the social media platform for more than fourteen (14) days.

“Journalistic enterprise” means an entity doing business in Atlasia that: 1. Publishes in excess of 10,000 words available online with at least 500 paid subscribers or 10,000 monthly active users; 2. Publishes 50 hours of audio or video available online with at least 1 million viewers annually; 3. Operates a cable channel that provides more than 40 hours of content per week to more than 10,000 cable television subscribers; or 4. Operates under a broadcast license issued by the Federal Communications Commission.

“Post-prioritization” means action by a social media platform to place, feature, or prioritize certain content or material ahead of, below, or in a more or less prominent position than others in a newsfeed, a feed, a view, or in search results. The term does not include post-prioritization of content and material of a third party, including other users, based on payments by that third party, to the social media platform.

“Shadow ban” means action by a social media platform, through any means, whether the action is determined by a natural person or an algorithm, to limit or eliminate the exposure of a user or content or material posted by a user to other users of the social media platform. This term includes acts of shadow banning by a social media platform which are not readily apparent to a user.

“Social media platform” means any information service, system, Internet search engine, or access software provider that: 1. Provides or enables computer access by multiple users to a computer server, including an Internet platform or a social media site; 2. Operates as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, association, or other legal entity; 3. Does business in Atlasia; and either has annual gross revenues in excess of $10 million at least 1 million monthly individual platform participants globally.

“User” means a person who resides or is domiciled in Atlasian and who has an account on a social media platform, regardless of whether the person posts or has posted content, video, or other material to the social media platform.


TITLE III: POLITICAL CANDIDATES
 
1. A social media platform may not willfully deplatform a candidate for public office who is known by the social media platform to be a candidate, beginning on the date of qualification and ending on the day after the election or the date the candidate ceases to be a candidate. A social media platform must provide each user a method by which the user may be identified as a qualified candidate and which provides sufficient information to allow the social media platform to confirm the user’s qualification by reviewing the website of the Justice Department.

2. Upon a finding of a violation of this act by the Attorney General, in addition to the remedies provided elsewhere in this act, the social media platform may be fined $250,000 per day for a candidate for Atlasian or Regional offices and $25,000 per day for a candidate for other offices.

3. A social media platform that willfully provides free advertising for a candidate must inform the candidate of such in-kind contribution. Posts, content, material, and comments by candidates which are shown on the platform in the same or similar way as other users’ posts, content, material, and comments are not considered free advertising. Deplatforming an opponent of a candidate in violation of this act shall constitute an in-kind contribution subject to reporting requiresments.


TITLE IV: ANTI-TRUST

1. A person or an affiliate who has been placed on the antitrust violator vendor list following a conviction or being held civilly liable for an antitrust violation may not submit a bid, proposal, or reply for any new contract to provide any goods or services to the government of Atlasia or any department or agency thereof; may not submit a bid, proposal, or reply for a new contract with the government of Atlasia or any department or agency thereof for the construction or repair of a public building or public work; may not submit a bid, proposal, or reply on new leases of real property to the government of Atlasia or any department or agency thereof; may not be awarded or perform work as a contractor, supplier, subcontractor, or consultant under a new contract with the government of Atlasia or any department or agency thereof; and may not transact new business with the government of Atlasia or any department or agency thereof.

2. the government of Atlasia or any department or agency thereof may not accept a bid, proposal, or reply from, award a new contract to, or transact new business with any person or affiliate on the antitrust violator vendor list unless that person or affiliate has been removed from the list pursuant to this act.

3. Beginning January 1, 2023, all invitations to bid, requests for proposals, and invitations to negotiate from the government of Atlasia or any department or agency thereof must contain a statement informing applicants of the provisions of this act. The Justice Department shall maintain an antitrust violator vendor list of the names and addresses of the persons or affiliates who have been disqualified from the public contracting and purchasing process under this title.

4. After receiving notice of a judgment, sentence, or order from any source that a person was convicted or held civilly liable for an antitrust violation and after the Justice Department has investigated the information and verified both the judgment, sentence, or order and the identity of the person named in the documentation, the department must immediately notify the person or affiliate in writing of its intent to place the name of that person or affiliate on the antitrust violator vendor list and of the person’s or affiliate’s right to a hearing and to offer evidence and have assistance of counsel, the procedure that must be followed, and the applicable time requirements as set by the Justice Department to provide due process. If the person or affiliate does not request a hearing, the department shall enter a final order placing the name of the person or affiliate on the antitrust violator vendor list. A person or affiliate may be placed on the antitrust violator vendor list only after the department has provided the person or affiliate with a notice of intent.

5. A person or an affiliate may be removed from the antitrust violator vendor list subject to such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Justice Department upon a determination that removal is in the public interest. In determining whether removal is in the public interest, Attorney General must consider any relevant factors. Upon proof that a person was found not guilty or not civilly liable, the antitrust violation case was dismissed, the court entered a finding in the person’s favor, the person’s conviction or determination of liability has been reversed on appeal, or the person has been pardoned, the Attorney General shall determine that removal of the person or an affiliate of that person from the antitrust violator vendor list is in the public interest. A person or an affiliate on the antitrust violator vendor list may petition for removal from the list no sooner than six (6) months after the date a final order is entered pursuant to this act but may petition for removal at any time if the petition is based upon a reversal of the conviction or liability on appellate review or pardon.

6. If the petition for removal is denied, the person or affiliate may not petition for another hearing on removal for a period of nine (9) months after the date of denial unless the petition is based upon a reversal of the conviction on appellate review or a pardon.

7. A person who has been placed on the antitrust violator vendor list is not a qualified applicant for public economic incentives.


TITLE V: SOCIAL MEDIA PRACTICES

1. A social media platform that fails to comply with any of the provisions of this act commits an unfair or deceptive act or practice under antitrust law.

2. A social media platform must publish the standards, including detailed definitions, it uses or has used for determining how to censor, deplatform, and shadow ban.

3. A social media platform must apply censorship, deplatforming, and shadow banning standards in a consistent manner among its users on the platform.

4. A social media platform must inform each user about any changes to its user rules, terms, and agreements before implementing the changes and may not make changes more than once every thirty (30) days.

5. A social media platform may not censor or shadow ban a user’s content or material or deplatform a user from the social media platform without notifying the user who posted or attempted to post the content or material, or in a way that violates this act.

6. A social media platform must:

A. Provide a mechanism that allows a user to request the number of other individual platform participants who were provided or shown the user’s content or posts.

B. Provide, upon request, a user with the number of other individual platform participants who were provided or shown content or posts.

7. A social media platform must:

A. Categorize algorithms used for post-prioritization and shadow banning.

B. Allow a user to opt out of post-prioritization and shadow banning algorithm categories to allow sequential or chronological posts and content.

8. A social media platform must provide users with an annual notice on the use of algorithms for post-prioritization and shadow banning and reoffer annually the opt-out opportunity above.

9. A social media platform may not apply or use post prioritization or shadow banning algorithms for content and material posted by or about a user who is known by the social media platform to be a candidate as defined above, beginning on the date of qualification and ending on the day after the election or the date the candidate ceases to be a candidate. Post-prioritization of certain content or material from or about a candidate for office based on payments to the social media platform by such candidate for office or a third party is not a violation of this provision. A social media platform must provide each user a method by which the user may be identified as a qualified candidate and which provides sufficient information to allow the social media platform to confirm the user’s qualification by reviewing the website of the Justice Department.

10. A social media platform must allow a user who has been deplatformed to access or retrieve all of the user’s information, content, material, and data for at least sixty (60) days after the user receives the required notice.

11. A social media platform may not take any action to censor, deplatform, or shadow ban a journalistic enterprise based on the content of its publication or broadcast. Post prioritization of certain journalistic enterprise content based on payments to the social media platform by such journalistic enterprise is not a violation of this paragraph. This paragraph does not apply if the content or material is obscene or otherwise illegal.

12. For purposes of this act a notification must:

A. Be delivered in writing via mail, electronic mail, or direct electronic notification to the user within seven (7) days after the censoring action.

B. Include a thorough rationale explaining the reason that the social media platform censored the user.

C. Include a precise and thorough explanation of how the social media platform became aware of the censored content or material, including a thorough explanation of the algorithms used, if any, to identify or flag the user’s content or material objectionable.

D. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this provision, a social media platform is not required to notify a user if the censored content or material is obscene or otherwise illegal.

13. If the Justice Department, by its own inquiry or as a result of a complaint, suspects that a violation of this act is imminent, occurring, or has occurred, the Department may investigate the suspected violation in accordance with this part. Based on its investigation, the Department may bring a civil or administrative action under this part.

14. A user may bring a private cause of action for violations of this act, and if successful the court may award the following remedies to the user:

A. Up to $100,000 in statutory damages per proven claim.

B. Actual damages.

C. If aggravating factors are present, punitive damages.

D. An apology

E. Other forms of equitable relief, including injunctive relief.

F. Costs and reasonable attorney fees.

15. In an investigation by the Justice Department into alleged violations of this section, the department’s investigative powers include, but are not limited to, the ability to subpoena any algorithm used by a social media platform related to any alleged violation.


TITLE VI: AMENDMENTS AND ENACTMENT

1. This act shall amend and supersede those portions of Section 230 the Communications Decency Act (47 U.S.C. 230), and any other federal law, to the extent that such laws conflict with this act.

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

3. Unless otherwise specified herein, this act shall take effect January 1, 2023.
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« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2022, 05:56:16 AM »

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ATF OFF ACT

Senate Bill
to make sensible criminal justice reforms

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SECTION I: NAME

a. This act shall be called the ATF Off Act.


SECTION II: CIVIL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS BY FFL HOLDERS

a. 18 USC 923 is hereby amended by inserting the following:
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e. If the Attorney General determines that a federal firearms licensee under this section has willfully violated any provision of this chapter or any regulation prescribed under this chapter, the Attorney General may:

   1. if the violation is of a minor nature:

      A. Impose on the licensee a civil money penalty of not more than $1,000 for each such violation, except that the total amount of penalties imposed on a licensee under this subclause for violations arising from a single inspection or examination shall not exceed $5,000; or

      B. suspend the license for not more than 30 days, and specify the circumstances under which the suspension is to be terminated, if, in the period for which the license is in effect, there have been at least 2 prior occasions on which the licensee has been determined to have violated this chapter; or

   2. if the violation is of a serious nature:

      A. Impose on the licensee a civil money penalty of not more than $2,500 for each such violation, except that the total amount of penalties imposed on a licensee under this subclause for a violations arising from a single inspection or examination shall not exceed $15,000;

      B. Suspend the license for not more than 90 days, and specify the circumstances under which the suspension is to be terminated;

      C. Revoke the license;

b. In determining the amount of a civil money penalty to impose herein on a licensee, the nature and severity of the violation involved, the size of the firearms business operated by the licensee, and the prior record of the licensee shall be considered.

c. The total amount of penalties imposed on a licensee with respect to violations of a minor nature and of a serious nature arising from a single inspection or examination shall not exceed $15,000.

d. If two (2) or more firearms were transferred during a single transaction that shall be considered a single violation of the provision.

e. On request of the licensee, the Attorney General shall stay the effective date of any penalty, suspension, or revocation until there has been a final, nonreviewable judgment with respect to the determination involved, unless, in the case of a suspension or revocation of a licensee, the Attorney General establishes, at a hearing before an administrative law judge, by clear and convincing evidence, that the continued operation by the licensee of the business poses an immediate and grave threat to public safety.

f. If the Attorney General is made aware that a business licensed under this chapter has transferred to a surviving spouse or child of the licensee, to an executor, administrator, or other legal representative of a deceased licensee; or to a receiver or trustee in bankruptcy, or an assignee for benefit of creditors, and, before the transfer, or on the first inspection or examination by the Attorney General of the records of the licensee after the transfer, the licensee is found to be operating the business in violation of this chapter, the Attorney General:

   1. shall notify the transferee of the violation by the transferor; and

   2. shall not presume that the transferee is committing the violation.


SECTION III: DEFINITIONS

a. A violation of this chapter shall be considered to be of a serious nature if the violation:

   1. results in or could have resulted in the transfer of a firearm or ammunition to a person prohibited from possessing or receiving the firearm or ammunition under this chapter or under Regional, State or local law;

   2. obstructs or could have obstructed a bona fide criminal investigation or prosecution, or an inspection or examination under this chapter

b. A violation of this chapter shall be considered to be of a minor nature if the violation is not of a serious nature.

c. Willfully means, with respect to conduct of a person, that the person knew of a legal duty, and engaged in the conduct knowingly and in intentional disregard of the duty.

d. False entry shall mean materially false entry

e. Appropriate entry shall mean a materially significant entry

f. Properly maintain shall mean retain custody of.


SECTION IV: EQUAL RIGHTS AND EQUAL TREATMENT

a. The prohibition on FFL holders selling a handgun to persons under the age of 21 shall be lowered to 19. 18 U.S.C. 922(b) shall be amended accordingly.

b. The National Firearms Act (NFA) 26 USC §5801 - 5872 is hereby repealed.


SECTION V: TIME

a. This Act shall take effect at the end of the 180-day period that begins with the date of the enactment of this Act.

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SUPERFUND AMENDMENTS ACT


Senate Bill
to limit pollution on federal property and exempt organic manure from overregulation



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SECTION I. NAME.


This Act shall be called the Superfund Amendments Act.


SECTION II. FEDERAL FACILITIES MUST COMPLY WITH SOME REGIONAL RULES


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

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


SECTION III. POOP


A. 42 U.S.C. 9601 is amended by adding the following new section at the end
thereof:

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SECTION 312. EXCEPTION FOR MANURE


a. Upon the date of enactment of this section, manure shall not be included in the meaning of `hazardous substance' under section 101(14) of this Act or `pollutant or contaminant' under section 101(33) of this Act.

b. The enactment of this section shall not be construed to impose any liability or paperwork requirements under provisions of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 for manure.

c. Nothing in this section shall affect the applicability of any other environmental
statute as it relates to the definition of manure, or the responsibilities or liabilities of any person regarding, the treatment, storage, or disposal of manure.

d. 100 Stat. 1655 is amended by adding the following at the end thereof:
The notification requirements under this subsection shall not apply to releases associated with manure (as defined in section 312 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act.

e. Definition - For the purposes of this section, the term `manure' mean:
     1. digestive emissions, feces, urine, urea and other excrement from livestock (as defined by 7 C.F.R. 205.2);
     2. any associated bedding, compost, raw materials or other materials commingled with such excrement from livestock (as defined by 7 C.F.R. 205.2);
     3. any process water associated with the items referred to in paragraph (1) or (2); and
     4. any byproducts, constituents, or substances contained in, originating from, or emissions relating to the items described in paragraph (1), (2), or (3).''.



SECTION IV: EFFECTIVE DATE


Unless otherwise specified herein, this act shall take effect 120 days from the date of passage.
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FIGHTING SINO-ESPIONAGE ACT

Senate Bill
to fight Chinese Espionage

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TITLE I: CONFUCIUS INSTITUTES

A. In this act, the term “Confucius Institute” means a cultural institute directly or indirectly funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

B. An institution of higher education or other postsecondary educational institution (an “institution”) shall not be eligible to receive any federal funds unless the institution ensures that any contract or agreement between the institution and a Confucius Institute includes clear provisions that:

1. protect academic freedom at the institution;

2. prohibit the application of any foreign law on any campus of the institution;

3. grant full managerial authority of the Confucius Institute to the institution, including full control over what is being taught, the activities carried out, the research grants that are made, and who is employed at the Confucius Institute; and

4. prohibit discrimination against religious persons, including but not limited to Christians, Muslims, and Falun Gong.

C. This title shall take effect January 1, 2023.

TITLE II: CHINESE SPYWARE

A. The term “covered application” means the social networking service TikTok or any successor application or service developed or provided by ByteDance Limited or an entity owned by ByteDance Limited;

B. The term “information technology” means any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment, used in the automatic acquisition, storage, analysis, evaluation, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information by a federal office, bureau, agency, or other entity, if the equipment is used by such federal entity directly or is used by a contractor under a contract with the federal entity that requires the use of that equipment or of that equipment to a significant extent in the performance of a service or the furnishing of a product; this term includes computers, ancillary equipment (including imaging peripherals, input, output, and storage devices necessary for security and surveillance), peripheral equipment designed to be controlled by the central processing unit of a computer, software, firmware and similar procedures, services (including support services), and related resources; but does not include any equipment acquired by a government contractor incidental to a public contract.

C. Not later than fifteen (15) days after the date of the enactment of this Act, any covered application shall be prohibited from being downloaded on any federal information technology and any such information technology already containing a covered application shall be removed.
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NO MORE CHEVRON DEFERENCE ACT


Senate Bill
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SECTION I. NAME.

SECTION I: NAME
a. This act shall be referred to as the No More Chevron Deference Act.


SECTION II: JUDICIAL POWER IN AGENCY ACTIONS
a. In a proceeding brought by or against a regulated party in a federal court of proper jurisdiction, the court shall decide all questions of law, including the interpretation of a Constitutional or statutory provision or a rule adopted by an agency, without deference to any previous determination that may have been made on the question by the agency. Notwithstanding any other law, this act applies in any action for judicial review of an agency action that is authorized by law. 5 U.S.C. § 551 et. seq. shall be amended accordingly.


SECTION III: TIMING
a. This act shall take effect immediately but shall not be retroactive to any cases pending in a federal court.
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Senate Resolution
To amend the Constitution to require special elections for at-large Senate vacancies.

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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The People Should Decide Amendment

Article III, Section 2, shall read as follows:
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Section 2. Elections to the Senate.

The manner of election for at-large Senators shall be as follows:

i. The nine at-large Senators shall be elected for a term of two months by the eligible voters of the Republic according to a method of proportional representation prescribed by the Senate. Elections for the seats shall be held in the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December.

ii. If no other method of proportional representation is prescribed by law, at-large Senate elections shall operate on single transferable vote.

iii. At-large Senate vacancies occuring within thirty days of the next election shall be filled through appointment by the executive of the former Senator’s Party; but should a vacancy occur as the result of the death, expulsion, or resignation of an at-large Senator not being a member of a major Party or of an at-large Senator more than thirty days prior to the next election, then a special election shall be held within twenty days of the vacancy to choose a replacement to serve the remainder of the existing term.

Quote from: Amendment Explanation
This Constitutional Amendment requires a special election to be held to fill a vacancy in the Senate created by the death, resignation, or removal of an at-large member more than thirty days prior to the next election. This empowers the people of Atlasia rather than corrupt political parties to choose who represents them and prevents candidates from deceptively and unethically running for at-large Senate solely to resign and allow a party to undemocratically install a replacement.

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