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« Reply #225 on: February 10, 2023, 12:55:28 PM »

Personally I think the Senate should spare a thought for the people who actually get affected by bills that make changes to gameplay, because I vastly prefer other aspects of this job to cleaning up after implementation messes. There are now two successive executive orders dealing with these. I am not sure why this slipped everyone's mind during debate but it did.

Consider this a formal announcement about the bill in question, although having spoken to two of the three players affected this is more by way of an NPC-specific audience than anything else.

Also I'm pretty sure "automatically moving people" might be a constitutional violation of some sort.

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EXECUTIVE ORDER
To protect the welfare and inviolate rights of players to participate in the game

1. The Office of the President, the State Department, and the Census Bureau shall notify Atlasian citizens residing in the United Kingdom and Gibraltar by public post, or announcement through the relevant channels, of the pending amendment to the Atlasian–British Common Market Agreement (ABMCA) and the present danger of deregistration or loss of other constitutional rights resulting from such.

2. Implementation of the amendment to the ABCMA by the above offices and any relevant subordinate offices and departments shall be delayed until after all affected citizens have moved to another Atlasian state and region of their choosing.


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« Reply #226 on: February 10, 2023, 12:56:44 PM »

Signing statement

I had enough of an attention span during foreign affairs from my Senate service and on a few successive National Security Councils to hear plenty of horror stories abroad about kickbacks and endless spirals of subcontraction and monopolism and general malfeasance and be convinced of the utmost importance of keeping that scourge of effective government service far away from us. We deserve a clean government and we certainly shall get it with enough safeguards like these in place.

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GOVERNMENT SOFTWARE PROCUREMENT ACT

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TITLE I: DEFINITIONS

1. As used in this title:

A. Public Agencies means a federal government agency, department, commission, council, board, bureau, committee, institution, college, university, technical school, government corporation, or other establishment of the executive, legislative or judicial branches.

B. Procurement means buying, purchasing, renting, leasing, licensing, or otherwise acquiring any goods or services. It also includes all functions that pertain to the obtaining of any goods or services, including description of requirements, selection and solicitation of sources, preparation and award of contracts, installation, maintenance, and all phases of contract administration.

C. Computer Software means a set of Computer Programs, procedures and associated documentation concerned with computer data or with the operation of a computer, Computer Program, or Computer Network.

D. Computer Program means an ordered set of data representing coded instructions or statements that, when executed by a computer, causes the computer to perform one or more computer operations.

E. Software Source Code means pre-compiled, human-readable versions of a Computer Program.

F. Computer Network means a set of related, remotely connected devices and any communications facilities, including multiple computers with the capability to exchange data via communications facilities.

G. Total Cost of Ownership means the sum of all costs borne by the Public Agency during the useful life of the software, including costs for software acquisition, installation, worker training, conversion or loading of existing data, interface and integration with related information systems, and long-term costs for software maintenance, upgrades, and technical support.



TITLE II: PUBLIC SOFTWARE PROCUREMENT

1. Decisions by Public Agencies regarding the requisition, procurement, and installation of Computer Software shall be based upon performance and value criteria, including quality, functionality, security, reliability, interoperability, and Total Cost of Ownership.

2. Decisions by Public Agencies regarding the requisition, procurement, and installation of Computer Software must be neutral with respect to:

A. whether such Computer Software is provided by a for-profit entity or a non-profit entity; and

B. the licensing model under which such Computer Software is provided.

3. Nothing in this Act shall preclude Public Agencies from considering the effect of specific licensing terms in software procurement decisions, including licensing terms that govern the availability of Software Source Code, rights and restrictions regarding software modification, redistribution, warranties, security, and intellectual property indemnification.

4. Public Agencies and public employees must conform with federal software procurement and acquisition rules regardless of the licensing model under which software is provided.


TITLE III: ENACTMENT

1. This act shall take effect ninety (90) days after passage.
Passed 13-0-0-5 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

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« Reply #227 on: February 10, 2023, 01:03:02 PM »

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Hey, there's the vehicle consumer protection bill I was thinking out loud about a few weeks back!

And of course the debate is absolutely right that this doesn't just apply to self-driving cars and the like. Too much of the machinery on which too much of our industry depends is subject to the whims of corporations and while successive presidential administrations continue to prioritize the preservation of jobs for our workers, the machines that have unavoidably been brought in have to be within the control of the people who actually use them. Cars and trucks are only the tip of the threshold.

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NO DYSTOPIAN CARS ACT

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TITLE I: LOCATION DATA

1. It shall be unlawful for any person, or the officers, employees, or agents thereof, who operates in Atlasian commerce by selling motor vehicles to customers, to sell or share location data acquired from such cars, regardless of if such data is entirely anonymized or masked.

2. A violation of this act shall be a misdemeanor punishable by disgorgement of any profits, imprisonment for no more than one (1) year, and a fine of $10,000.00 per individual person whose data was sold. Any data collected in violation of this paragraph shall be subject to forfeiture.

3. A customer whose location was unlawfully shared or sold pursuant to this act may maintain a civil action to recover actual damages, punitive damages of up to $10,000, reasonable legal costs, and any equitable relief necessary to enforce this act.


TITLE II: REMOTE ACCESS AND RIGHT TO REPAIR

1. It shall be unlawful for any person, or the officers, employees, or agents thereof, who operates in Atlasian commerce by selling motor vehicles to customers, to utilize software to lock, inhibit, or restrict the full use or performance of such vehicle by the customer after the time of sale, or require such customer to pay a fee or subscription to access the full use or performance of such vehicle.

2. It shall be unlawful for any person, or the officers, employees, or agents thereof, who operates in Atlasian commerce by selling motor vehicles to customers, to utilize software to prohibit or prevent the vehicle from exceeding a posted speed limit.

3. It shall be unlawful for any person, or the officers, employees, or agents thereof, who operates in Atlasian commerce by selling motor vehicles to customers, to utilize software to imprison a person in such vehicle.

4. It shall be unlawful for any person, or the officers, employees, or agents thereof, who operates in Atlasian commerce by selling motor vehicles to customers, to utilize software to take control of or countermand the intended destination of such vehicle.

5. It shall be unlawful for any person, or the officers, employees, or agents thereof, who operates in Atlasian commerce by selling motor vehicles to customers, to refuse to sell all service materials and diagnostics for repairing such vehicles to independent mechanics and other end-use consumers. Service materials and diagnostics shall include physical parts, specialty tools, and electronic information necessary to allow a motor vehicle to function as designed and intended at the time of sale but shall not include trade secrets. Manufacturers shall be permitted to charge a reasonable price for physical parts and tools but shall not be permitted to charge more than $10.00 for electronic information that is already available on the internet.


TITLE III: RACE CARS


1. No military advertisements, accelerated depreciation formula for motorsports facilities, or other federal funding may be paid to or claimed by any stock car racing association, member thereof, or motorsports facility owner that permits racing conducted by any stock car racing association at such facility, if such stock car racing association:

A. Fails to require drivers to wear an ANSI-approved head and neck support (HANS) device in any race where anticipated stock car speeds will exceed 120 miles per hour;

B. Requires the use of restrictor plates in stock car engine systems during races on dirt tracks or tracks with a banking of less than 32 degrees;

C. Adopts a rule that enforces stock cars crossing into the internal apron of the track in an arbitrary, inconsistent, or disparate manner;

D. Adopts a seasonal scoring system that awards points in an inconsistent or disparate manner in more than 11 scheduled races;

E. Adopts a seasonal scoring system that awards points in an inconsistent or disparate manner by penalizing driver conduct unrelated to the safe operation of stock cars; or

F. Unduly restricts the free expression of fans attending races by prohibiting constitutionally-protected clothing, decals, signs, flags, and other apparel unrelated to the physical safety of others.

2. The Atlasian government shall not prohibit motor vehicle engines from being modified for racing, to operate off of a diesel fuel source, or to receive injections of nitrous oxide, nor shall the federal government prohibit the commercial sale, transportation, manufacture, or possession of conversion kits necessary for such modifications, or of nitrous oxide.

3. The Atlasian government shall not require restrictor plates on motor vehicles sold in interstate commerce or operated on federal highways.


TITLE IV: TIMING

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

Passed 13-0-0-5 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

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« Reply #228 on: February 10, 2023, 01:06:51 PM »

Signing statement

Completely commonsense. A fair few administrations ago this government cracked down on the feds' ability to spy on Atlasian citizens and this goes after the possibility of them spying by arms' length in collusion with data companies. Given the Senate's recent attention to the issue of data in general I don't think they (or myself for that matter) are sorry that the faceless handlers of our personal data are being bound as hard as possible to have every care for the inviolacy of the information they handle.

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SEC. 1. PROTECTION OF RECORDS HELD BY DATA BROKERS.


1. 18 USC 2702 is amended by adding at the end the following:

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(e) Prohibition on Obtaining in Exchange for Anything of Value Certain Records and Information by Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies.

(1) Definitions.

(A) the term covered customer or subscriber record' means a covered record that is (i) disclosed to a third party by a provider of an electronic communication service to the public or a provider of a remote computing service of which the covered person with respect to the covered record is a subscriber or customer; or an intermediary service provider that delivers, stores, or processes communications of such covered person; (ii) collected by a third party from an online account of a covered person; or (iii) collected by a third party from or about an electronic device of a covered person;

(B) the term `covered person' means a person who is located inside Atlasia; or a person who is located outside Atlasia or whose location cannot be determined; and who is an Atlasian citizen;

(C) the term `covered record' means a record or other information that pertains to a covered person; and is a record or other information described in the matter preceding paragraph (1) of subsection (c); the contents of a communication; or location information;

(D) the term `electronic device' has the meaning given the term `computer' in section 1030(e);

(E) the term `illegitimately obtained information' means a covered record that was obtained from a provider of an electronic communication service to the public or a provider of a remote computing service in a manner that violates the service agreement between the provider and customers or subscribers of the provider; or is inconsistent with the privacy policy of the provider; by deceiving the covered person whose covered record was obtained; or through the unauthorized accessing of an electronic device or online account; or was obtained from a provider of an electronic communication service to the public, a provider of a remote computing service, or an intermediary service provider; and collected, processed, or shared in violation of a contract relating to the covered record;

(F) the term `intelligence community' has the meaning given that term in section 3 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3003);

(G) the term `location information' means information derived or otherwise calculated from the transmission or reception of a radio signal that reveals the approximate or actual geographic location of a customer, subscriber, or device;

(H) the term `obtain in exchange for anything of value' means to obtain by purchasing, to receive in connection with services being provided for consideration, or to otherwise obtain in exchange for consideration, including an access fee, service fee, maintenance fee, or licensing fee;

(I) the term `online account' means an online account with an electronic communication service to the public or remote computing service;

(J) the term `pertain', with respect to a person, means information that is linked to the identity of a person; or information that has been anonymized to remove links to the identity of a person; and that, if combined with other information, could be used to identify a person; and

(K) the term `third party' means a person who is not a governmental entity; and in connection with the collection, disclosure, obtaining, processing, or sharing of the covered record at issue, was not acting as a provider of an electronic communication service to the public; or a provider of a remote computing service.

(2) Limitation.

(A) A law enforcement agency of a governmental entity and an element of the intelligence community may not obtain from a third party in exchange for anything of value a covered customer or subscriber record or any illegitimately obtained information.

(B) The limitation under subparagraph (A) shall apply without regard to whether the third party possessing the covered customer or subscriber record or illegitimately obtained information is the third party that initially obtained or collected, or is the third party that initially received the disclosure of, the covered customer or subscriber record or illegitimately obtained information.

(3) An agency of a governmental entity that is not a law enforcement agency or an element of the intelligence community may not provide to a law enforcement agency of a governmental entity or an element of the intelligence community a covered customer or subscriber record or illegitimately obtained information that was obtained from a third party in exchange for anything of value. Nothing in this provision or in federal law shall prevent a federal agency from conducting and sharing background check data on a covered person to the Office of Personnel Management to eliminate the need to contract with third parties to compile and collect such data.

(4) A covered customer or subscriber record or illegitimately obtained information obtained by or provided to a law enforcement agency of a governmental entity or an element of the intelligence community in violation of paragraph (2) or (3), and any evidence derived therefrom, may not be received in evidence in any trial, hearing, or other proceeding in or before any court, grand jury, department, officer, agency, regulatory body, legislative committee, or other authority of Atlasia, a Region, a State, or a political subdivision thereof.

(5) Data Privacy.

(A) The Attorney General shall adopt specific procedures that are reasonably designed to minimize the acquisition and retention, and prohibit the dissemination, of information pertaining to a covered person that is acquired in violation of paragraph (2) or (3).

(B) If a law enforcement agency of a governmental entity or element of the intelligence community acquires information pertaining to a covered person in violation of paragraph (2) or (3), the law enforcement agency of a governmental entity or element of the intelligence community shall minimize the acquisition and retention, and prohibit the dissemination, of the information in accordance with the procedures adopted under subparagraph (A).


SEC. 2. REQUIRED DISCLOSURE.


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(i) Covered Customer or Subscriber Records and Illegitimately Obtained Information.

(1) Definitions. In this subsection, the terms `covered customer or subscriber record', `illegitimately obtained information', and `third party' have the meanings given such terms in section 2702(e).

(2) Unless a governmental entity obtains an order in accordance with paragraph (3), the governmental entity may not require a third party to disclose a covered customer or subscriber record or any illegitimately obtained information if a court order would be required for the governmental entity to require a provider of remote computing service or a provider of electronic communication service to the public to disclose such a covered customer or subscriber record or illegitimately obtained information that is a record of a customer or subscriber of the provider.

(3) A court may only issue an order requiring a third party to disclose a covered customer or subscriber record or any illegitimately obtained information on the same basis and subject to the same limitations as would apply to a court order to require disclosure by a provider of remote computing service or a provider of electronic communication service to the public of a record of a customer or subscriber of the provider. For purposes of this provision, a court shall apply the most stringent standard under Federal statute or the Constitution of Atlasia that would be applicable to a request for a court order to require a comparable disclosure by a provider of remote computing service or a provider of electronic communication service to the public of a record of a customer or subscriber of the provider.


SEC. 3. INTERMEDIARY SERVICE PROVIDERS.


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(5) the term `intermediary service provider' means an entity or facilities owner or operator that directly or indirectly delivers, stores, or processes communications for or on behalf of a provider of electronic communication service to the public or a provider of remote computing service.


2. 18 USC 2702(a) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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(4) an intermediary service provider shall not knowingly divulge to any person or entity the contents of a communication while in electronic storage by that provider; or to any governmental entity a record or other information pertaining to a subscriber to or customer of, a recipient of a communication from a subscriber to or customer of, or the sender of a communication to a subscriber to or customer of, the provider of electronic communication service to the public or the provider of remote computing service for, or on behalf of, which the intermediary service provider directly or indirectly delivers, transmits, stores, or processes communications.


SEC. 4. LIMITS ON SURVEILLANCE CONDUCTED FOR FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE PURPOSES.


1. 18 USC 2511(2)(f) is amended to read as follows:

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(f)(i)(A) Nothing contained in this chapter, chapter 121 or 206 of this title, or section 705 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 151 et seq.) shall be deemed to affect an acquisition or activity described in clause (B) that is carried out utilizing a means other than electronic surveillance, as defined in section 101 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801).

(B) An acquisition or activity described in this clause is an acquisition by the Atlasian Government of foreign intelligence information from international or foreign communications that is acquired pursuant to express statutory authority; or only includes information of persons who are not Atlasian citizens and are located outside Atlasia; or a foreign intelligence activity involving a foreign electronic communications system that is conducted pursuant to express statutory authority; or only involves the acquisition by the Atlasiab Government of information of persons who are not Atlasian citizens and are located outside Atlasia. The procedures in this chapter, chapter 121, and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) shall be the exclusive means by which electronic surveillance, as defined in section 101 of such Act, and the interception of domestic wire, oral, and electronic communications may be conducted.


2. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) shall be the exclusive means by which electronic communications transactions records, call detail records, or other information from communications of Atlasian citizens or persons inside Atlasia are acquired for foreign intelligence purposes inside Atlasia or from a person or entity located in Atlasia that provides telecommunications, electronic communication, or remote computing services.

3. In this subsection, the term ``location information'' has the meaning given that term in 18 USC 2702(e) as added by section 2 of this Act.

4. Title I and sections 303, 304, 703, 704, and 705 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., 1823, 1824, 1881b, 1881c, 1881d) shall be the exclusive means by which location information, web browsing history, and internet search history of Atlasian citizens or persons inside Atlasia are acquired for foreign intelligence purposes inside Atlasia or from a person or entity located in Atlasia.

5. Title I and sections 303, 304, 703, 704, and 705 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., 1823, 1824, 1881b, 1881c, 1881d) shall be the exclusive means by which any information, records, data, or tangible things are acquired for foreign intelligence purposes from a person or entity located in Atlasia if the compelled production of such information, records, data, or tangible things would require a warrant for law enforcement purposes.


SEC. 5. LIMIT ON CIVIL IMMUNITY ABSENT A COURT ORDER.


1.18 USC 2511(2)(a) is amended by inserting the following:

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(B) a certification in writing by a person specified in section 2518(7) or the Attorney General; that the requirements for an emergency authorization to intercept a wire, oral, or electronic communication under section 2518(7) have been met; and that the specified assistance is required;

(iii) For assistance provided pursuant to a certification under subparagraph (ii)(B), the limitation on causes of action under the last sentence of the matter following subparagraph (ii)(B) shall only apply to the extent that the assistance ceased at the earliest of the time the application for a court order was denied, the time the communication sought was obtained, or 48 hours after the interception began.


SEC. 6. ENACTMENT.


1. This act shall take effect forty (40) days from the date of passage.

Passed 14-0-0-4 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

- R, PPT


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« Reply #229 on: February 15, 2023, 12:47:04 PM »

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MAD SCIENTIST PREVENTION ACT

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TITLE I: DEFINITIONS

1. Adrenochrome means any chemical compound directly produced by a human or non-human animal from the oxidation of adrenaline or any blood or other product containing such compound.

2. Cryogenic human preservation means the long-term preservation of a human body or human tissue through freezing or heat removal for the intended purpose of resurrecting such body or creating a human clone from such body or tissue at a later date when hypothetical technology is discovered to allow for such resurrection or cloning.

3. Embryonic stem cells means any stem cells produced by a human embryo.

4. External incubation means gestating a living human embryo in an artificial womb until such embryo can be safely implanted in a host or safely delivered as a live baby.

5. Human clone means a human embryo that is substantially genetically identical to a previously born human being.

6. Human embryo means an organism of the species Homo sapiens during the earliest stages of development, from 1 cell up to delivery or fetal death.

7. In vitro fertilization means the artificial creation of a human embryo or fertilized human egg outside of a female human body with the consent of the egg and sperm donors for the intended implantation into a human host body.

8. Prohibited artificial intelligence means any real or theoretical program or software code that:

A. reaches or exceeds the level of human intellectual abilities and is able to apply its abilities to any type of task;

B. achieves self-awareness as found in humans;

C. is capable of animating or controlling a human body; or

D. is or purports to be the uploaded soul, life, consciousness, personality, or memories of a specific human.

9. Prohibited eugenics means reproductive procedures including but not limited to sterilization, castration, vasectomy, fallopian tubal ligation, hysterectomy, and abortion which are carried out for the purpose of reducing or eliminating the future population of specific groups or genetic patterns, groupings, or sequences.

10. Prohibited gain-of-function research means medical or scientific research involving the deliberate editing of the genetic code of a virus, disease, or pathogen for the purpose of increasing the virulty, transmissibility, harmfulness, deadliness, resistance, or persistence of the virus, disease, or pathogen.

11. Prohibited human-animal chimera means:

A. a human embryo into which a nonhuman cell or cells (or the component parts thereof) have been introduced to render the embryo's membership in the species Homo sapiens uncertain;

B. a human-animal embryo produced by fertilizing a human egg with nonhuman sperm;

C. a human-animal embryo produced by fertilizing a nonhuman egg with human sperm;

D. an embryo produced by introducing a nonhuman nucleus into a human egg;

E. an embryo produced by introducing a human nucleus into a nonhuman egg;

F  an embryo containing at least haploid sets of chromosomes from both a human and a nonhuman life form;

G. a nonhuman life form engineered such that human gametes develop within the body of a nonhuman life form;

H. a nonhuman life form engineered such that it contains a human brain or a brain derived wholly or predominantly from human neural tissues;

I. a nonhuman life form engineered such that it exhibits human facial features or other bodily morphologies to resemble human features;

J. an embryo produced by mixing human and nonhuman cells, such that human gametes develop within the body of the resultant organism, it contains a human brain or a brain derived wholly or predominantly from human neural tissues, or it exhibits human facial features or other bodily morphologies to resemble human features;

K. a human to whose DNA nonhuman DNA is artificially spliced or grafted; or

L. a human embryo implanted or gestated in a non-human animal.

12. Test tube gestation means the artificial creation of a human embryo or fertilized human egg outside of a female human body.

13. Unknowing test subject means a person upon whom a medical or scientific experiment, test, or case study is being performed without that persons knowledge or consent.


TITLE II: DYSTOPIAN CRIMES

It shall be unlawful for any person in Atlasia to knowingly:

1. create a human clone or produce, advertise, transport, transfer, or receive any product derived from such cloning;

2. create a prohibited human-animal chimera, transfer a human embryo into a nonhuman womb, transfer a nonhuman embryo into a human womb, or transport or receive for any purpose a prohibited human-animal chimera, however this clause does not prohibit research involving the use of transgenic animal models containing human genes or transplantation of human organs, tissues, or cells into recipient animals, if such activities are not prohibited by this act or any other law;

3. create or a human embryo as a result of test tube gestation, except for the purpose of in vitro fertilization with the consent of both parents and an identified host for implantation of the human embryo, however nothing in this clause shall be interpreted as prohibiting the use of external incubation to save an extant human embryo that lacks a human host;

4. produce, advertise, transport, transfer, or receive any human embryo or human fetal tissue or any product derived therefrom however nothing in this clause shall be interpreted as prohibiting the use of external incubation to save an extant human embryo, in vitro fertilization, the burial of a fetus, or scientific research on donated embryonic stem cells resulting from an unintended miscarriage, fetal death, or ectopic pregnancy;

5. conduct, perform, finance, or advertise prohibited eugenics;

6. Advertise cryogenic human preservation services;

7. produce, advertise, transport, transfer, or receive any product derived from human bones, flesh, appendages, skin, organs, blood, or adrenochrome, however nothing in this clause shall be interpreted as prohibiting scientific research on any lawfully obtained human bones, flesh, appendages, skin, organs, stem cells, or blood or the transplantation of any lawfully obtained human organ, stem cells, or blood;

8. prepare, serve, eat, or consume any human bone, flesh, appendage, skin, organ, blood, or adrenochrome obtained in interstate commerce. For purposes of this act food intentionally injected with human DNA shall constitute human flesh;

9. create, finance, transfer, or receive prohibited artificial intelligence;

10. conduct, perform, or finance any medical or scientific research on an unknowing test subject;

11. conduct, perform, or finance any prohibited gain-of-function research; or

12. administer euthanasia to a human embryo, human clone, or prohibited human-animal chimera, except in cases where the animal is suffering from a painful injury or condition for which there is no realistic alternative treatment or realistic chance of recovery.


TITLE III: PUNISHMENTS

1. It shall be a felony to commit any crime enumerated in Title II of this act.

2. A violation of Title II(1),(3), (4), and (12) of this act shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than 15 years and not more than life and a fine of the greater of $500,000 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

3. A violation of Title II(6) of this act shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than 5 years and not more than 20 years and a fine of the greater of $100,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

4. A violation of Title II (5) of this act shall be punishable my imprisonment for not less than 10 years and not more than 25 years and a fine of the greater of $500,000 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

4. A violation of Title II(7) - (8 ) of this act shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than ten (10) years and not more than twenty (20) years and a fine of the greater of $100,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

5. A violation of Title II(9) of this act shall be punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years and a fine of the greater of $100,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

6. A violation of Title II(10) of this act that does not result in permanent harm to the unknown test subject shall be punishable by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years and a fine of the greater of $10,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

7. A violation of Title II(10) of this act that results in permanent harm to the unknown test subject shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than five (5) years and not more than twenty (20) years and a fine of the greater of $100,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

8. A violation of Title II(11) of this act shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than five (5) years and not more than ten (10) years and a fine of the greater of $100,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

9. Any person convicted of crime enumerated in this act shall be ordered to attend an appropriate treatment program or obtain psychiatric or psychological counseling.

10. Any person, including but not limited to any business, institution, or entity that participates in or funds any crime enumerated in this act shall be ineligible to receive federal public funds for no less than five (5) years.

11. No federal public funds shall be expended in the furtherance of any crime enumerated in this act.


TITLE IV: ENACTMENT

1. This act shall take effect 90 days after the passage of this act.

Passed 12-1-1-4 in tbe Atlasian Senate assembled.

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« Reply #230 on: February 15, 2023, 12:47:34 PM »

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1. The Arsenal of Democracy Act shall be amended as follows:

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2.) In light of the above criteria the following countries are hereby barred from purchasing either non-lethal or lethal arms from Atlasia or from receiving military or policing training; either in their own country or in Atlasia.

Algeria
Angola
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Belarus
Brunei
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Comoros
Chad
China
Cuba
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
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2. This act shall take effect 30 days from the date of passage.

Passed 15-0-0-3 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

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« Reply #231 on: February 15, 2023, 12:47:57 PM »

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Section 1. Title

This Act shall be called the Need For Speed Act.

Section 2. Speed Limits

A. Except during a declared emergency neither the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), nor any other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on any federal highway, interstate, or other road managed or funded by Atlasia. The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating.

B. Except during a declared emergency, neither the National Parks Service (NPS), nor any other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on any road located in National Parks. The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set such vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating. 36 CFR 4.21 shall be amended accordingly.

C. Except during a declared emergency, neither the National Forestry Service (NFS), nor any other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on any road located in National Forests. The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set such vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating. 36 CFR 261.50 - 54 and Appendix A, shall be amended accordingly. NFS Order 2009-0614-UM-03 is hereby rescinded.

D. Except during a declared emergency, neither the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), nor any other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on any road located on land managed by the BLM. The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set such vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating. 43 CFR 8340 and 8365 shall be amended accordingly.

E. Except during a declared emergency, neither the NPS, nor any other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on any road located on land managed by the Presidio National Trust. The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set such vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating. 36 CFR 1004.21 shall be amended accordingly.

F. Except during a declared emergency, neither the Coast Guard nor any other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on any waterway managed by the federal government. The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set such vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating. 33 CFR 162.139 - 155, 33 CFR 401.28, and 162 CFR 160 - 200 shall be amended accordingly.

G. Except during a declared emergency neither the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the FHA, nor any other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on commercial vehicles operating federal highway, interstate, or other road. The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set such vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating.

H. Except during a declared emergency, neither the Occupational Safety and Hazards Administration (OSHA) nor any
other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on any forklift. The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set such vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating. 29 CFR 1910.178(n)(8 ) shall be amended accordingly.

I. Except during a declared emergency, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor any other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on any low speed vehicle (LSV). The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set such vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating. 49 CFR 571.500 shall be amended accordingly.

J. Nothing in this act shall pertain to or affect the federal government's extant authority over speed limits on trains, aircraft, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or existing law or regulations related thereto.

Section 3. Enactment

A. This bill shall come into effect on January 1, 2024.

Passed 10-4-1-3 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

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« Reply #232 on: February 15, 2023, 12:48:27 PM »

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1. It shall be unlawful for any person, or the officers, employees, or agents thereof, who operates in Atlasian commerce by selling food, beverages, or other groceries at retail to customers, to sell or share customer purchase data unless such data is entirely anonymized or masked to protect the identity of the customer or if presented with a valid warrant.

2. A violation of this act shall be a misdemeanor punishable by disgorgement of any profits, imprisonment for no more than one (1) year, and a fine of $10,000.00 per individual person whose data was sold. Any data collected in violation of this paragraph shall be subject to forfeiture.

3. A customer whose location was unlawfully shared or sold pursuant to this act may maintain a civil action to recover actual damages, punitive damages of up to $10,000, reasonable legal costs, and any equitable relief necessary to enforce this act.

4. Schools should provide the possibility for students to eat outside of the school cafeteria. Schools shall not force students to eat with other students if the student has a concern about mental health, bullying, or loneliness. Forcing a student with concerns to eat lunch with other students will be seen as an act of emotional abuse. For the purposes of this provision, eating school lunch in a bathroom is not protected under this act.

4a. Violation of a student's request to eat alone will be punishable by a fine of up to 1,000 dollars.

4b. Should a student request to eat alone, a student may decide to eat lunch in a nearby classroom or other area allowed for this purpose.

4c. Students may be under staff supervision while eating alone in schools, for example in a teacher's classroom while a teacher has a planning period. Alternatively, students may eat unsupervised in an empty classroom so long as they are checked on by a staff member every 15 minutes for the duration of their lunch, e.g., once at the beginning of the individual lunch period and once halfway through. For students at or over the age of 15, this requirement will be limited to one check-in halfway through the individual lunch period.

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

Passed 14-0-1-3 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

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« Reply #233 on: February 15, 2023, 12:48:52 PM »

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1. No federal employee, contractor, or subcontractor, employee of a federal contractor or subcontractor, or employee, contractor, or subcontractor of a federally regulated railroad, harbor, or Atlasian-flagged vessel operating in international waters, or no federal employee of the armed forces or intelligence community shall be administered or required to submit to any intelligence quotient (IQ) or similar cognitive test as a condition of employment or contract award.  For purposes of this act, similar tests include but are not limited to the Myers-Briggs Personalty Indicator, the big five personalty traits test, and astrology or horoscope evaluation.

2. The results of any IQ or similar cognitive test shall not be admissible as evidence in any federal court trial or sentencing to prove any criminal element or defense element.

3. No person shall be administered or required to submit to any IQ or similar cognitive test as a condition of applying for, proving eligibility for, or receiving social security disability insurance (SSDI).

4. The results of any IQ or similar cognitive test administered to a student in a public school that receives federal funds shall not be used in a manner that is determinative of such student's placement in any special education class or advanced placement or gifted class, eligibility for an individual education plan (IEP), eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities, or eligibility to receive any other targeted benefit or program offered by the school.

5. No person shall be administered or required to submit to any IQ or similar cognitive test as a condition of applying for or receiving admission to any public college or university that receives federal funding. The SAT, ACT, LSAT, MCAT, or other standardized general knowledge test shall not constitute an IQ or similar cognitive test.

6. No person shall be administered or required to submit to any IQ or similar cognitive test as a condition of purchasing a firearm from a federal firearms licensee (FFL).

7. The results of any IQ or similar cognitive test shall not be admissible as indicative or proof of a person being intellectually disabled, in any circumstances.

8. This act shall take effect thirty (30) days from the date of enactment.

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« Reply #234 on: February 15, 2023, 12:49:22 PM »

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Whereas, many States in Atlasia have a shameful record of forcibly or coercively sterilizing otherwise healthy criminals, minors, social outcasts, and persons who lacked the capacity to give informed consent; and

Whereas, sterilizing otherwise healthy persons deprives such persons of their God-given rights to form families; and

Whereas, sterilizing otherwise healthy persons negatively impacts the public health, safety, and welfare of Atlasia by limiting potential families and population growth, while wasting scarce medical resources; and

Whereas, limiting the risk of coercive sterilizations while balancing the need for sterilization in certain medically-necessary cases is important;

Now therefore, the Atlasian Senate Assembled hereby ordains the following:

1. No federal court in Atlasia shall authorize or require the sterilization of a minor, nor of a prisoner, nor of an adult who lacks the capacity to give informed consent.

2. It shall be unlawful for any licensed physician or healthcare practioner to perform a vasectomy, salpingectomy, hysterectomy, tubal ligation, orchiectomy, penectomy, mastectomy, or other surgical sexual sterilization procedure on any otherwise healthy adult who is imprisoned or who is involuntarily committed or otherwise lacks the mental capacity to give informed consent.

3. It shall be unlawful for any licensed physician or healthcare practioner to perform a vasectomy, salpingectomy, hysterectomy, tubal ligation, orchiectomy, penectomy, mastectomy, or other surgical sexual sterilization procedure on any otherwise healthy minor child younger than eighteen (18) years of age.

4. Prior to or at the time of a patient request for any sexual sterilization procedure, a full, reasonable, and comprehensible medical explanation as to the meaning and consequences of such an operation and as to alternative methods of contraception shall be given by the physician to the person requesting the operation. No procedure shall be performed until at least ten (10) days subsequent to the person requesting the procedure offering written consent and receiving the counseling prescribed herein, except where such delay poses a substantial risk to the physical health of the patient.

5. A licensed physician or healthcare practioner who performs a vasectomy, salpingectomy, hysterectomy, tubal ligation, orchiectomy, penectomy, mastectomy, or other surgical sexual sterilization procedure upon any otherwise healthy person in violation of this act shall be liable to the individual if injured (including any physical, psychological, emotional, or physiological harms) by such procedure, related treatment, or the aftereffects of the procedure.

6. An individual eligible to sue may, not later than the day that is fifteen (15) years after the date on which the individual turns eighteen (18) years of age, regains mental capacity, is discharged from imprisonment, or otherwise becomes eligible to sue, bring a civil action against such physician in a court of competent jurisdiction for:

A. declaratory or injunctive relief;

B. compensatory damages;

C. punitive damages; and

D. attorney’s fees and costs.

7. Subject to the rules of law applicable generally to negligence, no licensed physician or healthcare practioner shall be either civilly or criminally liable by reason of having refused or declined to perform a vasectomy, salpingectomy, hysterectomy, tubal ligation, orchiectomy, penectomy, mastectomy, or other surgical sexual sterilization procedure upon any otherwise healthy person in Atlasia.

8. No federal public funds shall be expended to pay for or facilitate a vasectomy, salpingectomy, hysterectomy, tubal ligation, orchiectomy, penectomy, mastectomy, or other surgical sexual sterilization procedure upon any otherwise healthy person.

9. No provision in this act shall apply to or be construed so as to prevent, control, or regulate the medical or surgical treatment for sound therapeutic reasons of any person in Atlasia by a licensed physician or healthcare practioner, which treatment may require sexual sterilization or may involve the nullification or destruction of the reproductive functions, including but not limited to treatment for cancer. For the purposes of this provision the sterilization of a person whose physical health would be endangered by a pregnancy shall be deemed a medical or surgical treatment for sound therapeutic reasons.

10. This act shall take effect thirty (30) days from the date of passage.

Passed 14-0-0-4 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

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« Reply #235 on: February 15, 2023, 12:49:53 PM »

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TITLE I: PROTECTING BIRDS

1. As used in this act:

A. Audubon's Oriole means any bird, including unhatched eggs, of the species Icterus graduacauda.

B. Audubon's Shearwater means any bird, including unhatched eggs, of the species Puffinus lherminieri.

C. Audubon's Warbler means any bird, including unhatched eggs, of the species Setophaga auduboni.

D. Bachman’s Sparrow means any bird, including unhatched eggs, of the species Peucaea aestivalis.

E. Hammond's Flycatcher means any bird, including unhatched eggs, of the species Empidonax hammondii.

F. McCown's Longspur means any bird, including unhatched eggs, of the species Rhynchophanes mccownii.

G. Townsend's Warbler means any bird, including unhatched eggs, of the species Setophaga townsendi.

2. The list of birds subject to special protection under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act shall be amended to include Audubon's Oriole, Audubon's Shearwater, Audubon's Warbler, Bachman's Sparrow, Hammond's Flycatcher, McCown's Longspur, and Townsend's Warbler.

3. The government of Atlasia hereby reaffirms that the official name of the bird species identified in this act are as defined herein. Accordingly, no federal public funds shall be expended:

A. To acquire or provide any textbook, field guide, teaching materials, or museum exhibit that identifies a bird species identified herein with a name other than that which is prescribed in this act; or

B. To draft, prepare, or distribute any report or other public document that identifies a bird species identified herein with a name other than that which is prescribed in this act.

4. No federal public funds shall be expended to fund activities by any club, organization, entity, or non-profit that conducts or organizes a racially segregated and/or focused bird watching event.

TITLE II: PROTECTING NATURE

1. $600 Million is hereby appropriated to the National Park Service to fund facility upgrades, recreational enhancement activities, and to acquire inholdings necessary to expand National Parks.

2. At least $20 Million of the funds appropriated herein shall be expended for the purpose of establishing, improving, or promoting recreational rock-climbing courses and activities.

3. Any newly discovered public recreational rock climbing route or trail on federal law shall be named by the first person of record to successfully climb and document such rock climbing route or trail, hereinafter referred to as the first ascensionist. Accordingly, no federal public funds shall be expended:

A. To acquire, publish, record, or provide any rock climbing map, trailguide, or other information that identifies a recreational rock climbing route or trail on federal land by a name other than the name provided by law, including but not limited to on signs, government websites, and at reststops and visitor centers;

B. To fund activities by any publisher, club, organization, entity, or non-profit that identifies a recreational rock climbing route or trail on federal by a name other than the name provided by law; or

C. To draft, prepare, or distribute any report or other public document that identifies a public recreational rock climbing route or trail on federal land by a name other than the name provided by law.

4. At least $15 Million of the funds appropriated herein shall be expended for the purpose of improving, enhancing, or promoting the trees in King's Canyon National Park in Fremont, including commemorative signs and markers for each of its named giant trees.

5. At least $15 Million of the funds appropriated herein shall be expended for the purpose of improving, enhancing, or promoting the Lamar Bath House in Hot Springs National Park in the South, including a bronze commemorative statue of Secretary of the Interior Lamar.

6. At least $15 Million of the funds appropriated herein shall be expended for the purpose of improving, enhancing, or promoting recreational trails in Acadia National Park in Lincoln.

7. No federal funds shall be expended for activities that desecrate, degrade, reduce, disturb, or negatively modify any battlefield, cemetery, or war monument, or that prevent private persons from safely and respectfully adorning or decorating the cemeteries, graves, or monuments upon land owned, controlled, or managed by the federal government.

8. No park, park facility, recreation area, road, trail, forest, tree, preserve, reserve, census area, cave, mountain, valley, lake, watercourse, or other natural place or feature under the jurisdiction or control of the Atlasian government shall be renamed, unless such name change is approved by a duly passed statute from both Atlasia and the Regional government where such place or feature is located. Accordingly, no federal public funds shall be expended:

A. To acquire, publish, record, or provide any textbook, map, trail guide, teaching materials, or other information that identifies any park, park facility, recreation area, road, trail, forest, tree, preserve, reserve, census area, cave, mountain, valley, lake, watercourse, or other natural place or feature under the jurisdiction or control of the Atlasian government with a name other than the official name as established by law, including but not limited to on signs, government websites, and at reststops and visitor centers;

B. To draft, prepare, record, or distribute any report, plat, map, or other public document that identifies any park, park facility, recreation area, road, trail, forest, tree, preserve, reserve, census area, cave, mountain, valley, lake, watercourse, or other natural place or feature under the jurisdiction or control of the Atlasian government with a name other than the official name as established by law, with a name other than the official name as established by law; or

C. To create or conduct any advisory committee or board related to the renaming of any park, park facility, recreation area, road, trail, forest, tree, preserve, reserve, census area, cave, mountain, valley, lake, watercourse, or other natural place or feature under the jurisdiction or control of the Atlasian government.

9. To help offset the costs of this act, the following actions shall occur:

A. All proceeds resulting from the Surplus Land Sales Act shall be dedicated to the funding of this act.

B. An annual license tax of $50 shall be imposed on any snowmobile, dune buggy, or other off-road motor vehicle operated by members of the public in any National Park, Forest, or Wilderness Area. Payment of such tax shall be evidenced by a decal to be affixed upon the exterior of such vehicle.

C. Annual hunting license, fishing license, duck stamp, and junior duck stamp prices issued by the federal government shall be increased by 20% beginning in FY 2024 and shall thereafter be indexed to and grow with inflation.

D. Gift Shops located upon federal parks or battlefields property shall expand their inventories to include more souvenirs, collectibles, and other items shown to generate revenue, including but not limited to medallions, shot glasses, flasks, post cards, maps, clothing and apparel, historic flags, and other items that are cheap to acquire and store in bulk.

E. The federal government shall permit the Southern Region to donate the statue of Secretary of the Interior Lamar at no expense to the federal government.

F. The federal government shall acquire 2,400,000 troy ounces of silver bullion and commission the minting of 2,400,000 non legal tender, silver, 1 troy oz commemorative tokens, to be sold to the public at a price of $40 per token. Such tokens shall feature the following designs:

i. Each of the thirty-one (31) States with a National Park located therein shall have a token design featuring one (1) or more of the National Parks within such State, as well as the name of such park or parks, the name of the State, and the year 2023.

ii. Each of the seven (7) birds identified by this act shall have a token design featuring on the obverse the bird, its name, and the year 2023. On the reverse such token shall have a design featuring the person for whom such bird was named along with his name.

iii. Each of the four (4) largest named trees in King's Canyon National Park shall have a token design featuring on the obverse the tree, its name, and the year 2023. On the reverse such token shall have a design featuring the person for whom such tree was named along with his name.

iv. Each of the five (5) tallest named rock-climbing course or trail in a National Park shall have a token design featuring on the obverse the course or trail, its name, and the year 2023. On the reverse such token shall have a design featuring persons engaging in rick climbing.

v. The Lamar Bath House shall have a token design featuring on the obverse the building, its name, and the year 2023. On the reverse such token shall have a design featuring the person for whom such bath house was named along with his name.

Each design shall be struck on 50,000 tokens per design. The President shall approve the final sculpting design of each token. All proceeds from the sale of these tokens shall be dedicated to the funding of this act.


TITLE III: ENACTMENT

1. This act shall take effect immediately.

Passed 14-0-0-4 in the Atlas Senate assembled.

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« Reply #236 on: February 15, 2023, 12:50:24 PM »

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Title I: Defining The Law

a.Every Three Months, Landlords will report to the IRS about their income and money spent on repairs.

b. The Profit will be the Money gained from Tenants minus the money spent on repairs.

c. Any Money gained above $75,000 will be subject to a 10% tax increasing by 10% per $25,000 gained in profit above $75,000.

d. This Tax will be a Progressive Tax

Title II: What to do in case of Fraud

a. Should it come to the attention of the IRS that you have been misrepresenting how much money you are making, the punishments will be as follows:

- A Fine to consist of the misrepresented Money

- A Prison Sentence not to exceed 10 years

- Automatic Audits on your Income for the next 10 years

Title III: What the Tax is to be used for:

a. The Landlord Tax will be used to build Public Housing for Homeless People and to help them become productive members of Society again

Title IV: When this law will take Effect:

a. This law will take effect on May 1st 2023

Passed 9-0-5-4 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

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« Reply #237 on: February 15, 2023, 12:50:54 PM »

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1. To ensure every refugee is treated fairly and equally, the 8 USC ch. 12, subch. II § 1255, also known as the Cuban Adjustment Act is repealed.

Passed 8-6-2-2 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

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« Reply #238 on: February 15, 2023, 12:51:46 PM »

This is a courtesy notice that the following resolution was passed by the Senate

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1. This bill may be known as the Resolution to condemn the Ayacucho Massacre.

Section II. Content

1. The Senate of Atlasia condemns the use of violence in Peru and specifically condemns the Ayacucho Massacre that took place on December the fifteenth in Peru. The Senate of Atlasia also condemns the Juliaca Massacre that took place on January the ninth in Peru.

2. The Senate of Atlasia expresses their condolescences with the victims of the Peruvian protests and both the Ayacucho and Juliaca Massacres

3. As a consequence The Senate of Atlasia will expel all Peruvian diplomats from the Republic of Atlasia and Peruvian-Atlasian diplomatic relations will be on hold until further notice.

4. The Senate of Atlasia requests the extradition of former president Pedro Castillo and his family to the Republic of Atlasia in order to protect their safety, but where at arrival they'll be given a travel ban to Peru.

5. The Senate of Atlasia encourages early elections to take place in order to stop the violence and create stability in Peru. These should be free and fair and according to international standards to ensure the integrity of the election.

Passed 9-1-3-5 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

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« Reply #239 on: February 17, 2023, 12:47:52 AM »

In the absence of the current SoFE I am appointing a temporary administrator in accordance with §5.1 of the Federal Electoral Act.

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1. Secretary of State Scott, of the state of Wyoming, is hereby designated to administer the voting booth for the February 2023 federal election.


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« Reply #240 on: February 22, 2023, 01:15:59 AM »

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So following the ins and outs of this bill through the Senate has been exhausting even by typical Senate standards. But these are lenient penalties compared to what has been implemented by other countries in the past in view of the massive scientific and ethical concerns for many of these practices, and if establishing these helps deter potential He Jiankuis from setting up shop here I am 110% on board with it.

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TITLE I: DEFINITIONS

1. Adrenochrome means any chemical compound directly produced by a human or non-human animal from the oxidation of adrenaline or any blood or other product containing such compound.

2. Cryogenic human preservation means the long-term preservation of a human body or human tissue through freezing or heat removal for the intended purpose of resurrecting such body or creating a human clone from such body or tissue at a later date when hypothetical technology is discovered to allow for such resurrection or cloning.

3. Embryonic stem cells means any stem cells produced by a human embryo.

4. External incubation means gestating a living human embryo in an artificial womb until such embryo can be safely implanted in a host or safely delivered as a live baby.

5. Human clone means a human embryo that is substantially genetically identical to a previously born human being.

6. Human embryo means an organism of the species Homo sapiens during the earliest stages of development, from 1 cell up to delivery or fetal death.

7. In vitro fertilization means the artificial creation of a human embryo or fertilized human egg outside of a female human body with the consent of the egg and sperm donors for the intended implantation into a human host body.

8. Prohibited artificial intelligence means any real or theoretical program or software code that:

A. reaches or exceeds the level of human intellectual abilities and is able to apply its abilities to any type of task;

B. achieves self-awareness as found in humans;

C. is capable of animating or controlling a human body; or

D. is or purports to be the uploaded soul, life, consciousness, personality, or memories of a specific human.

9. Prohibited eugenics means reproductive procedures including but not limited to sterilization, castration, vasectomy, fallopian tubal ligation, hysterectomy, and abortion which are carried out for the purpose of reducing or eliminating the future population of specific groups or genetic patterns, groupings, or sequences.

10. Prohibited gain-of-function research means medical or scientific research involving the deliberate editing of the genetic code of a virus, disease, or pathogen for the purpose of increasing the virulty, transmissibility, harmfulness, deadliness, resistance, or persistence of the virus, disease, or pathogen.

11. Prohibited human-animal chimera means:

A. a human embryo into which a nonhuman cell or cells (or the component parts thereof) have been introduced to render the embryo's membership in the species Homo sapiens uncertain;

B. a human-animal embryo produced by fertilizing a human egg with nonhuman sperm;

C. a human-animal embryo produced by fertilizing a nonhuman egg with human sperm;

D. an embryo produced by introducing a nonhuman nucleus into a human egg;

E. an embryo produced by introducing a human nucleus into a nonhuman egg;

F  an embryo containing at least haploid sets of chromosomes from both a human and a nonhuman life form;

G. a nonhuman life form engineered such that human gametes develop within the body of a nonhuman life form;

H. a nonhuman life form engineered such that it contains a human brain or a brain derived wholly or predominantly from human neural tissues;

I. a nonhuman life form engineered such that it exhibits human facial features or other bodily morphologies to resemble human features;

J. an embryo produced by mixing human and nonhuman cells, such that human gametes develop within the body of the resultant organism, it contains a human brain or a brain derived wholly or predominantly from human neural tissues, or it exhibits human facial features or other bodily morphologies to resemble human features;

K. a human to whose DNA nonhuman DNA is artificially spliced or grafted; or

L. a human embryo implanted or gestated in a non-human animal.

12. Test tube gestation means the artificial creation of a human embryo or fertilized human egg outside of a female human body.

13. Unknowing test subject means a person upon whom a medical or scientific experiment, test, or case study is being performed without that persons knowledge or consent.


TITLE II: DYSTOPIAN CRIMES

It shall be unlawful for any person in Atlasia to knowingly:

1. create a human clone or produce, advertise, transport, transfer, or receive any product derived from such cloning;

2. create a prohibited human-animal chimera, transfer a human embryo into a nonhuman womb, transfer a nonhuman embryo into a human womb, or transport or receive for any purpose a prohibited human-animal chimera, however this clause does not prohibit research involving the use of transgenic animal models containing human genes or transplantation of human organs, tissues, or cells into recipient animals, if such activities are not prohibited by this act or any other law;

3. create or a human embryo as a result of test tube gestation, except for the purpose of in vitro fertilization with the consent of both parents and an identified host for implantation of the human embryo, however nothing in this clause shall be interpreted as prohibiting the use of external incubation to save an extant human embryo that lacks a human host;

4. produce, advertise, transport, transfer, or receive any human embryo or human fetal tissue or any product derived therefrom however nothing in this clause shall be interpreted as prohibiting the use of external incubation to save an extant human embryo, in vitro fertilization, the burial of a fetus, or scientific research on donated embryonic stem cells resulting from an unintended miscarriage, fetal death, or ectopic pregnancy;

5. conduct, perform, finance, or advertise prohibited eugenics;

6. Advertise cryogenic human preservation services;

7. produce, advertise, transport, transfer, or receive any product derived from human bones, flesh, appendages, skin, organs, blood, or adrenochrome, however nothing in this clause shall be interpreted as prohibiting scientific research on any lawfully obtained human bones, flesh, appendages, skin, organs, stem cells, or blood or the transplantation of any lawfully obtained human organ, stem cells, or blood;

8. prepare, serve, eat, or consume any human bone, flesh, appendage, skin, organ, blood, or adrenochrome obtained in interstate commerce. For purposes of this act food intentionally injected with human DNA shall constitute human flesh;

9. create, finance, transfer, or receive prohibited artificial intelligence;

10. conduct, perform, or finance any medical or scientific research on an unknowing test subject;

11. conduct, perform, or finance any prohibited gain-of-function research; or

12. administer euthanasia to a human embryo, human clone, or prohibited human-animal chimera, except in cases where the animal is suffering from a painful injury or condition for which there is no realistic alternative treatment or realistic chance of recovery.


TITLE III: PUNISHMENTS

1. It shall be a felony to commit any crime enumerated in Title II of this act.

2. A violation of Title II(1),(3), (4), and (12) of this act shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than 15 years and not more than life and a fine of the greater of $500,000 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

3. A violation of Title II(6) of this act shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than 5 years and not more than 20 years and a fine of the greater of $100,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

4. A violation of Title II (5) of this act shall be punishable my imprisonment for not less than 10 years and not more than 25 years and a fine of the greater of $500,000 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

4. A violation of Title II(7) - (8 ) of this act shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than ten (10) years and not more than twenty (20) years and a fine of the greater of $100,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

5. A violation of Title II(9) of this act shall be punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years and a fine of the greater of $100,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

6. A violation of Title II(10) of this act that does not result in permanent harm to the unknown test subject shall be punishable by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years and a fine of the greater of $10,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

7. A violation of Title II(10) of this act that results in permanent harm to the unknown test subject shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than five (5) years and not more than twenty (20) years and a fine of the greater of $100,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

8. A violation of Title II(11) of this act shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than five (5) years and not more than ten (10) years and a fine of the greater of $100,000.00 or the amount equal to twice the amount of the gross pecuniary gain from the violation, if any.

9. Any person convicted of crime enumerated in this act shall be ordered to attend an appropriate treatment program or obtain psychiatric or psychological counseling.

10. Any person, including but not limited to any business, institution, or entity that participates in or funds any crime enumerated in this act shall be ineligible to receive federal public funds for no less than five (5) years.

11. No federal public funds shall be expended in the furtherance of any crime enumerated in this act.


TITLE IV: ENACTMENT

1. This act shall take effect 90 days after the passage of this act.

Passed 12-1-1-4 in tbe Atlasian Senate assembled.

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« Reply #241 on: February 22, 2023, 01:22:59 AM »

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Wait, are we barring India from receiving arms? That's, uh. From first principles that seems kinda nuts.

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1. The Arsenal of Democracy Act shall be amended as follows:

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2.) In light of the above criteria the following countries are hereby barred from purchasing either non-lethal or lethal arms from Atlasia or from receiving military or policing training; either in their own country or in Atlasia.

Algeria
Angola
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Belarus
Brunei
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Comoros
Chad
China
Cuba
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Eswatini
Gabon
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
India
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Libya
Oman
Mali
Mauritania
Myanmar
Nicaragua
Niger
Pakistan
Palestine
Peru
Qatar
Republic of the Congo
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Somalia
Sudan
Syria
Tajikistan
Thailand
Togo
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Yemen
Zimbabwe

2A.) Azerbaijan
2B.) Central African Republic
2C.) China
2D.) Brunei
2E.) Belarus
2F.) Egypt
2G.) Iran
2H.) Syria
2I.) Myanmar
2J.) Zimbabwe
2K.) Saudi Arabia


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

Passed 15-0-0-3 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

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1. The Arsenal of Democracy Act shall be amended as follows:

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2.) In light of the above criteria the following countries are hereby barred from purchasing either non-lethal or lethal arms from Atlasia or from receiving military or policing training; either in their own country or in Atlasia.

Algeria
Angola
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Belarus
Brunei
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Comoros
Chad
China
Cuba
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Eswatini
Gabon
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
India
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Libya
Oman
Mali
Mauritania
Myanmar
Nicaragua
Niger
Pakistan
Palestine
Peru
Qatar
Republic of the Congo
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Somalia
Sudan
Syria
Tajikistan
Thailand
Togo
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Yemen
Zimbabwe

2A.) Azerbaijan
2B.) Central African Republic
2C.) China
2D.) Brunei
2E.) Belarus
2F.) Egypt
2G.) Iran
2H.) Syria
2I.) Myanmar
2J.) Zimbabwe
2K.) Saudi Arabia


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

Passed 15-0-0-3 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

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« Reply #242 on: February 22, 2023, 01:24:28 AM »

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NEED FOR SPEED ACT


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Section 1. Title

This Act shall be called the Need For Speed Act.

Section 2. Speed Limits

A. Except during a declared emergency neither the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), nor any other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on any federal highway, interstate, or other road managed or funded by Atlasia. The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating.

B. Except during a declared emergency, neither the National Parks Service (NPS), nor any other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on any road located in National Parks. The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set such vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating. 36 CFR 4.21 shall be amended accordingly.

C. Except during a declared emergency, neither the National Forestry Service (NFS), nor any other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on any road located in National Forests. The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set such vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating. 36 CFR 261.50 - 54 and Appendix A, shall be amended accordingly. NFS Order 2009-0614-UM-03 is hereby rescinded.

D. Except during a declared emergency, neither the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), nor any other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on any road located on land managed by the BLM. The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set such vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating. 43 CFR 8340 and 8365 shall be amended accordingly.

E. Except during a declared emergency, neither the NPS, nor any other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on any road located on land managed by the Presidio National Trust. The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set such vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating. 36 CFR 1004.21 shall be amended accordingly.

F. Except during a declared emergency, neither the Coast Guard nor any other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on any waterway managed by the federal government. The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set such vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating. 33 CFR 162.139 - 155, 33 CFR 401.28, and 162 CFR 160 - 200 shall be amended accordingly.

G. Except during a declared emergency neither the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the FHA, nor any other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on commercial vehicles operating federal highway, interstate, or other road. The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set such vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating.

H. Except during a declared emergency, neither the Occupational Safety and Hazards Administration (OSHA) nor any
other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on any forklift. The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set such vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating. 29 CFR 1910.178(n)(8 ) shall be amended accordingly.

I. Except during a declared emergency, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor any other department, agency, board, or subdivision of the Atlasian government shall prescribe, impose, set, or enforce any vehicle speed limit on any low speed vehicle (LSV). The government of Atlasia hereby devolves all authority to set such vehicle speed limits to the Regional governments in which the vehicle is operating. 49 CFR 571.500 shall be amended accordingly.

J. Nothing in this act shall pertain to or affect the federal government's extant authority over speed limits on trains, aircraft, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or existing law or regulations related thereto.

Section 3. Enactment

A. This bill shall come into effect on January 1, 2024.

Passed 10-4-1-3 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

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« Reply #243 on: February 22, 2023, 01:30:20 AM »

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Honestly that last section seems like an unrelated graft onto the bill. But in view of the likely modes of implementation given its current prominence in schools I expect the possibilities for overreach or abuse of the rules here will be kept to a minimum.

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1. It shall be unlawful for any person, or the officers, employees, or agents thereof, who operates in Atlasian commerce by selling food, beverages, or other groceries at retail to customers, to sell or share customer purchase data unless such data is entirely anonymized or masked to protect the identity of the customer or if presented with a valid warrant.

2. A violation of this act shall be a misdemeanor punishable by disgorgement of any profits, imprisonment for no more than one (1) year, and a fine of $10,000.00 per individual person whose data was sold. Any data collected in violation of this paragraph shall be subject to forfeiture.

3. A customer whose location was unlawfully shared or sold pursuant to this act may maintain a civil action to recover actual damages, punitive damages of up to $10,000, reasonable legal costs, and any equitable relief necessary to enforce this act.

4. Schools should provide the possibility for students to eat outside of the school cafeteria. Schools shall not force students to eat with other students if the student has a concern about mental health, bullying, or loneliness. Forcing a student with concerns to eat lunch with other students will be seen as an act of emotional abuse. For the purposes of this provision, eating school lunch in a bathroom is not protected under this act.

4a. Violation of a student's request to eat alone will be punishable by a fine of up to 1,000 dollars.

4b. Should a student request to eat alone, a student may decide to eat lunch in a nearby classroom or other area allowed for this purpose.

4c. Students may be under staff supervision while eating alone in schools, for example in a teacher's classroom while a teacher has a planning period. Alternatively, students may eat unsupervised in an empty classroom so long as they are checked on by a staff member every 15 minutes for the duration of their lunch, e.g., once at the beginning of the individual lunch period and once halfway through. For students at or over the age of 15, this requirement will be limited to one check-in halfway through the individual lunch period.

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

Passed 14-0-1-3 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

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« Reply #244 on: February 22, 2023, 01:35:15 AM »

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Sadly this still does not get me out of the battery of corporate horoscopes I have to do this week. Life ain't fair. But at least the federal government is on the record as rejecting the notion that you have to measure up to a flawed metric of cognition in order to work for an employer whose broad purview calls for forms of intelligence that can't be measured by these things.

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1. No federal employee, contractor, or subcontractor, employee of a federal contractor or subcontractor, or employee, contractor, or subcontractor of a federally regulated railroad, harbor, or Atlasian-flagged vessel operating in international waters, or no federal employee of the armed forces or intelligence community shall be administered or required to submit to any intelligence quotient (IQ) or similar cognitive test as a condition of employment or contract award.  For purposes of this act, similar tests include but are not limited to the Myers-Briggs Personalty Indicator, the big five personalty traits test, and astrology or horoscope evaluation.

2. The results of any IQ or similar cognitive test shall not be admissible as evidence in any federal court trial or sentencing to prove any criminal element or defense element.

3. No person shall be administered or required to submit to any IQ or similar cognitive test as a condition of applying for, proving eligibility for, or receiving social security disability insurance (SSDI).

4. The results of any IQ or similar cognitive test administered to a student in a public school that receives federal funds shall not be used in a manner that is determinative of such student's placement in any special education class or advanced placement or gifted class, eligibility for an individual education plan (IEP), eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities, or eligibility to receive any other targeted benefit or program offered by the school.

5. No person shall be administered or required to submit to any IQ or similar cognitive test as a condition of applying for or receiving admission to any public college or university that receives federal funding. The SAT, ACT, LSAT, MCAT, or other standardized general knowledge test shall not constitute an IQ or similar cognitive test.

6. No person shall be administered or required to submit to any IQ or similar cognitive test as a condition of purchasing a firearm from a federal firearms licensee (FFL).

7. The results of any IQ or similar cognitive test shall not be admissible as indicative or proof of a person being intellectually disabled, in any circumstances.

8. This act shall take effect thirty (30) days from the date of enactment.

Passed 14-0-0-4 in the Atlasisn Senate assembled.

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« Reply #245 on: February 22, 2023, 01:38:56 AM »

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Common sense. Goes along with our other bills this session addressing "practices" that went on for far too long considering their horrible consequences. Even retrospectively I am happy we've been going on the record to outlaw these violations of Atlasian and human rights.

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Whereas, many States in Atlasia have a shameful record of forcibly or coercively sterilizing otherwise healthy criminals, minors, social outcasts, and persons who lacked the capacity to give informed consent; and

Whereas, sterilizing otherwise healthy persons deprives such persons of their God-given rights to form families; and

Whereas, sterilizing otherwise healthy persons negatively impacts the public health, safety, and welfare of Atlasia by limiting potential families and population growth, while wasting scarce medical resources; and

Whereas, limiting the risk of coercive sterilizations while balancing the need for sterilization in certain medically-necessary cases is important;

Now therefore, the Atlasian Senate Assembled hereby ordains the following:

1. No federal court in Atlasia shall authorize or require the sterilization of a minor, nor of a prisoner, nor of an adult who lacks the capacity to give informed consent.

2. It shall be unlawful for any licensed physician or healthcare practioner to perform a vasectomy, salpingectomy, hysterectomy, tubal ligation, orchiectomy, penectomy, mastectomy, or other surgical sexual sterilization procedure on any otherwise healthy adult who is imprisoned or who is involuntarily committed or otherwise lacks the mental capacity to give informed consent.

3. It shall be unlawful for any licensed physician or healthcare practioner to perform a vasectomy, salpingectomy, hysterectomy, tubal ligation, orchiectomy, penectomy, mastectomy, or other surgical sexual sterilization procedure on any otherwise healthy minor child younger than eighteen (18) years of age.

4. Prior to or at the time of a patient request for any sexual sterilization procedure, a full, reasonable, and comprehensible medical explanation as to the meaning and consequences of such an operation and as to alternative methods of contraception shall be given by the physician to the person requesting the operation. No procedure shall be performed until at least ten (10) days subsequent to the person requesting the procedure offering written consent and receiving the counseling prescribed herein, except where such delay poses a substantial risk to the physical health of the patient.

5. A licensed physician or healthcare practioner who performs a vasectomy, salpingectomy, hysterectomy, tubal ligation, orchiectomy, penectomy, mastectomy, or other surgical sexual sterilization procedure upon any otherwise healthy person in violation of this act shall be liable to the individual if injured (including any physical, psychological, emotional, or physiological harms) by such procedure, related treatment, or the aftereffects of the procedure.

6. An individual eligible to sue may, not later than the day that is fifteen (15) years after the date on which the individual turns eighteen (18) years of age, regains mental capacity, is discharged from imprisonment, or otherwise becomes eligible to sue, bring a civil action against such physician in a court of competent jurisdiction for:

A. declaratory or injunctive relief;

B. compensatory damages;

C. punitive damages; and

D. attorney’s fees and costs.

7. Subject to the rules of law applicable generally to negligence, no licensed physician or healthcare practioner shall be either civilly or criminally liable by reason of having refused or declined to perform a vasectomy, salpingectomy, hysterectomy, tubal ligation, orchiectomy, penectomy, mastectomy, or other surgical sexual sterilization procedure upon any otherwise healthy person in Atlasia.

8. No federal public funds shall be expended to pay for or facilitate a vasectomy, salpingectomy, hysterectomy, tubal ligation, orchiectomy, penectomy, mastectomy, or other surgical sexual sterilization procedure upon any otherwise healthy person.

9. No provision in this act shall apply to or be construed so as to prevent, control, or regulate the medical or surgical treatment for sound therapeutic reasons of any person in Atlasia by a licensed physician or healthcare practioner, which treatment may require sexual sterilization or may involve the nullification or destruction of the reproductive functions, including but not limited to treatment for cancer. For the purposes of this provision the sterilization of a person whose physical health would be endangered by a pregnancy shall be deemed a medical or surgical treatment for sound therapeutic reasons.

10. This act shall take effect thirty (30) days from the date of passage.

Passed 14-0-0-4 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

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« Reply #246 on: February 22, 2023, 01:43:36 AM »

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I actually had a bill idea in 2021 or thereabouts to federally address preservation efforts of a few animal species and, I think, seagrasses and other native coastal plants. It ran into some trouble with the funding requirement I was trying to meet at the time and never got written in full. I'm very glad the Senate has thought of a way around this problem to spectacular effect and also extended the idea to parts of our natural wonders that will have the added benefit of encouraging Atlasians to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Fantastic work.

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TITLE I: PROTECTING BIRDS

1. As used in this act:

A. Audubon's Oriole means any bird, including unhatched eggs, of the species Icterus graduacauda.

B. Audubon's Shearwater means any bird, including unhatched eggs, of the species Puffinus lherminieri.

C. Audubon's Warbler means any bird, including unhatched eggs, of the species Setophaga auduboni.

D. Bachman’s Sparrow means any bird, including unhatched eggs, of the species Peucaea aestivalis.

E. Hammond's Flycatcher means any bird, including unhatched eggs, of the species Empidonax hammondii.

F. McCown's Longspur means any bird, including unhatched eggs, of the species Rhynchophanes mccownii.

G. Townsend's Warbler means any bird, including unhatched eggs, of the species Setophaga townsendi.

2. The list of birds subject to special protection under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act shall be amended to include Audubon's Oriole, Audubon's Shearwater, Audubon's Warbler, Bachman's Sparrow, Hammond's Flycatcher, McCown's Longspur, and Townsend's Warbler.

3. The government of Atlasia hereby reaffirms that the official name of the bird species identified in this act are as defined herein. Accordingly, no federal public funds shall be expended:

A. To acquire or provide any textbook, field guide, teaching materials, or museum exhibit that identifies a bird species identified herein with a name other than that which is prescribed in this act; or

B. To draft, prepare, or distribute any report or other public document that identifies a bird species identified herein with a name other than that which is prescribed in this act.

4. No federal public funds shall be expended to fund activities by any club, organization, entity, or non-profit that conducts or organizes a racially segregated and/or focused bird watching event.

TITLE II: PROTECTING NATURE

1. $600 Million is hereby appropriated to the National Park Service to fund facility upgrades, recreational enhancement activities, and to acquire inholdings necessary to expand National Parks.

2. At least $20 Million of the funds appropriated herein shall be expended for the purpose of establishing, improving, or promoting recreational rock-climbing courses and activities.

3. Any newly discovered public recreational rock climbing route or trail on federal law shall be named by the first person of record to successfully climb and document such rock climbing route or trail, hereinafter referred to as the first ascensionist. Accordingly, no federal public funds shall be expended:

A. To acquire, publish, record, or provide any rock climbing map, trailguide, or other information that identifies a recreational rock climbing route or trail on federal land by a name other than the name provided by law, including but not limited to on signs, government websites, and at reststops and visitor centers;

B. To fund activities by any publisher, club, organization, entity, or non-profit that identifies a recreational rock climbing route or trail on federal by a name other than the name provided by law; or

C. To draft, prepare, or distribute any report or other public document that identifies a public recreational rock climbing route or trail on federal land by a name other than the name provided by law.

4. At least $15 Million of the funds appropriated herein shall be expended for the purpose of improving, enhancing, or promoting the trees in King's Canyon National Park in Fremont, including commemorative signs and markers for each of its named giant trees.

5. At least $15 Million of the funds appropriated herein shall be expended for the purpose of improving, enhancing, or promoting the Lamar Bath House in Hot Springs National Park in the South, including a bronze commemorative statue of Secretary of the Interior Lamar.

6. At least $15 Million of the funds appropriated herein shall be expended for the purpose of improving, enhancing, or promoting recreational trails in Acadia National Park in Lincoln.

7. No federal funds shall be expended for activities that desecrate, degrade, reduce, disturb, or negatively modify any battlefield, cemetery, or war monument, or that prevent private persons from safely and respectfully adorning or decorating the cemeteries, graves, or monuments upon land owned, controlled, or managed by the federal government.

8. No park, park facility, recreation area, road, trail, forest, tree, preserve, reserve, census area, cave, mountain, valley, lake, watercourse, or other natural place or feature under the jurisdiction or control of the Atlasian government shall be renamed, unless such name change is approved by a duly passed statute from both Atlasia and the Regional government where such place or feature is located. Accordingly, no federal public funds shall be expended:

A. To acquire, publish, record, or provide any textbook, map, trail guide, teaching materials, or other information that identifies any park, park facility, recreation area, road, trail, forest, tree, preserve, reserve, census area, cave, mountain, valley, lake, watercourse, or other natural place or feature under the jurisdiction or control of the Atlasian government with a name other than the official name as established by law, including but not limited to on signs, government websites, and at reststops and visitor centers;

B. To draft, prepare, record, or distribute any report, plat, map, or other public document that identifies any park, park facility, recreation area, road, trail, forest, tree, preserve, reserve, census area, cave, mountain, valley, lake, watercourse, or other natural place or feature under the jurisdiction or control of the Atlasian government with a name other than the official name as established by law, with a name other than the official name as established by law; or

C. To create or conduct any advisory committee or board related to the renaming of any park, park facility, recreation area, road, trail, forest, tree, preserve, reserve, census area, cave, mountain, valley, lake, watercourse, or other natural place or feature under the jurisdiction or control of the Atlasian government.

9. To help offset the costs of this act, the following actions shall occur:

A. All proceeds resulting from the Surplus Land Sales Act shall be dedicated to the funding of this act.

B. An annual license tax of $50 shall be imposed on any snowmobile, dune buggy, or other off-road motor vehicle operated by members of the public in any National Park, Forest, or Wilderness Area. Payment of such tax shall be evidenced by a decal to be affixed upon the exterior of such vehicle.

C. Annual hunting license, fishing license, duck stamp, and junior duck stamp prices issued by the federal government shall be increased by 20% beginning in FY 2024 and shall thereafter be indexed to and grow with inflation.

D. Gift Shops located upon federal parks or battlefields property shall expand their inventories to include more souvenirs, collectibles, and other items shown to generate revenue, including but not limited to medallions, shot glasses, flasks, post cards, maps, clothing and apparel, historic flags, and other items that are cheap to acquire and store in bulk.

E. The federal government shall permit the Southern Region to donate the statue of Secretary of the Interior Lamar at no expense to the federal government.

F. The federal government shall acquire 2,400,000 troy ounces of silver bullion and commission the minting of 2,400,000 non legal tender, silver, 1 troy oz commemorative tokens, to be sold to the public at a price of $40 per token. Such tokens shall feature the following designs:

i. Each of the thirty-one (31) States with a National Park located therein shall have a token design featuring one (1) or more of the National Parks within such State, as well as the name of such park or parks, the name of the State, and the year 2023.

ii. Each of the seven (7) birds identified by this act shall have a token design featuring on the obverse the bird, its name, and the year 2023. On the reverse such token shall have a design featuring the person for whom such bird was named along with his name.

iii. Each of the four (4) largest named trees in King's Canyon National Park shall have a token design featuring on the obverse the tree, its name, and the year 2023. On the reverse such token shall have a design featuring the person for whom such tree was named along with his name.

iv. Each of the five (5) tallest named rock-climbing course or trail in a National Park shall have a token design featuring on the obverse the course or trail, its name, and the year 2023. On the reverse such token shall have a design featuring persons engaging in rick climbing.

v. The Lamar Bath House shall have a token design featuring on the obverse the building, its name, and the year 2023. On the reverse such token shall have a design featuring the person for whom such bath house was named along with his name.

Each design shall be struck on 50,000 tokens per design. The President shall approve the final sculpting design of each token. All proceeds from the sale of these tokens shall be dedicated to the funding of this act.


TITLE III: ENACTMENT

1. This act shall take effect immediately.

Passed 14-0-0-4 in the Atlas Senate assembled.

- R, PPT


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« Reply #247 on: February 22, 2023, 01:53:08 AM »

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I kinda miss being PPT at times given the authority that office has to clean up the language in bills. But the principle of the thing is clear and will help ordinary Atlasians, and if it takes money out of their pockets for certain landlords to do their jobs then I'm all for it. Win-win situation as far as I am concerned.

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Title I: Defining The Law

a. Every Three Months, Landlords will report to the IRS about their income and money spent on repairs.

b. The Profit will be the Money gained from Tenants minus the money spent on repairs.

c. Any Money gained above $75,000 will be subject to a 10% tax increasing by 10% per $25,000 gained in profit above $75,000.

d. This Tax will be a Progressive Tax.

Title II: What to do in case of Fraud

a. Should it come to the attention of the IRS that you have been misrepresenting how much money you are making, the punishments will be as follows:

- A Fine to consist of the misrepresented Money

- A Prison Sentence not to exceed 10 years

- Automatic Audits on your Income for the next 10 years

Title III: What the Tax is to be used for:

a. The Landlord Tax will be used to build Public Housing for Homeless People and to help them become productive members of Society again.

Title IV: When this law will take Effect:

a. This law will take effect on May 1st 2023.

Passed 9-0-5-4 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

- R, PPT


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« Reply #248 on: February 22, 2023, 02:42:20 PM »

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SAVING GOVERNMENT FUNDS FROM GRIFTERS ACT

A bill to limit waste in the federal government

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1. DEI is defined as Diversity Equity and Inclusion.

2. Any Federal employee who is currently employed under a DEI role or similar may no longer have a salary greater than minimum wage beginning 2 months after this bill is passed.

3. Beginning July 1, 2023 and annually thereafter, any college or university that receives federal funding shall be required to publicly disclose the amount of funds have been expended on DEI employees, activities, and programs.

Passed 7-6-1-4 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

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« Reply #249 on: February 22, 2023, 02:43:01 PM »

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1. The Republic of Atlasia hereby immediately authorizes the President to enter into an international agreement pledging the following terms:

A. The Republic of Atlasia agrees to pay $15 Billion to Denmark in consideration of and for immediate full title and ownership to the territory of Greenland and all property, rights, and assets owned thereby. Such conveyance shall include a full transfer of national sovereignty over Greenland and its people to Atlasia, subject to the terms of this treaty. Upon the mutual ratification of this agreement, Greenland shall become a full State of the Republic of Atlasia within the constituent jurisdiction of the Southern Region, and shall be subject to all federal and Regional laws thereof subject to this agreement.

B. Upon such transfer, the following terms shall be legally binding:

i. Atlasia agrees to maintain an open ports and safe harbors agreement with Denmark, wherein Atlasia agrees to admit from Denmark any vessel, aircraft, or other thing in transit upon and over the airspace, waters, pipelines, transmission lines, cables, and other cross-boundary conveyances and travelways, on the same basis as that entitled to Atlasian citizens thereof, subject to generally applicable rules and declared emergencies. No toll, fee, or other charge shall be imposed by Atlasia on such traffic, other than general charges equally borne by domestic traffic.

ii. For no less than five (5) years, Atlasia agrees to a territorial Free Trade Agreement, wherein Atlasia agrees to permit the free trade and exchange of goods and services between Denmark and Greenland subject to neutral laws of general applicability. During such agreement, Atlasia shall not impose tariffs or duties on the goods and services of Denmark within Greenland, nor unfairly give preference to Atlasian goods or services over those of Denmark within Greenland.

iii. For no less than five (5) years, Atlasia and Denmark mutually agree to a fair process for emigration, whereby any person living in Greenland at the time this agreement is ratified shall be free to emigrate to Denmark with the same rights such person currently possesses.

iv. Atlasia and Denmark mutually agree to honor and give full faith and credit to the earned military service record, veteran status, and earned benefits for all persons living in Greenland prior to the date of this agreement.

v. Atlasia and Denmark mutually agree to maintain the open travel and visa waiver program, wherein citizens of each respective nation may freely travel to, from, and throughout the territorial jurisdiction of the other for definite or indefinite periods of time on the same basis as citizens thereof, subject to generally applicable rules and identity verification at ports of entry. Each nation may continue to deport or refuse entry to individual citizens of the other respective nation upon conviction of a crime.

vi. Atlasia and Denmark mutually agree to honor and give full faith and credit to orders of extradition issued by the other respective nation for crimes committed within the territorial jurisdiction of the other respective nation.

vii. Atlasia and Denmark mutually agree to honor and give full faith and credit to all contracts, judgments, court records, birth and death records, driver's licenses, and other documemns pertaining to persons or property located in Greenland prior to the date of this agreement subject to generally applicable rules and requirements.

viii. For no less than five (5) years, Atlasia agrees to remit five percent (5%) of any federal tax or royalty revenue generated as a result of any hypothetical energy production or mineral extraction in Greenland.

ix. For no less than ten (10) years, Atlasia agrees to grant fishing rights to vessels flagged or registered in Denmark on the same and equal basis as granted to citizens of Atlasia within the Exclusive Economic Zone of the waters surrounding Greenland. Nothing in this clause however shall permit commercial whaling in such waters.

x. Atlasia agrees to coordinate with Denmark in relation to radar networks, satellite management, spectrum frequency management, air traffic control, space travel, and telecommunications management withim Greenland, to ensure the mutually beneficial flow of information between the respective nations.

xi. Atlasia and Denmark mutually agree to participate in a jointly-funded and cooperative program of oceanic, arctic, and environmental research, and to provide mutual assistance to vessels and aircraft of the other when in peril on the highseas or open airspace.

2. To carry this agreement into force, the following shall immediately occur:

A. $15 Billion is hereby accepted from the Southern Region to fulfill the purchase price to Denmark referenced above.

B. The Republic of Atlasia hereby conveys full title to the Commonwealth of Fremont all mineral rights in the Alaska National Wilderness Reserve (ANWR), for the purpose of imposing binding restrictive covenants to prohibit the extraction of gas and oil and mining thereof.

C. The Republic of Atlasia hereby conveys full title to the Commonwealth of Fremont all mineral rights in Grand Canyon National Park, for the purpose of imposing binding restrictive covenants to prohibit the extraction of gas and oil and mining thereof.

D. The Republic of Atlasia hereby conveys full title to the Commonwealth of Fremont all mineral rights in Yellowstone National Park, for the purpose of imposing binding restrictive covenants to prohibit the extraction of gas and oil and mining thereof.

E. The Republic of Atlasia hereby conveys full title to the Commonwealth of Fremont all mineral rights in Yosemite National Park, for the purpose of imposing binding restrictive covenants to prohibit the extraction of gas and oil and mining thereof.

F. The Republic of Atlasia hereby conveys full title to the Commonwealth of Fremont all mineral rights in Redwood National Park, for the purpose of imposing binding restrictive covenants to prohibit the extraction of gas and oil and mining thereof.

G. The Republic of Atlasia hereby conveys full title to the Commonwealth of Fremont all mineral rights in Kimg's Canyon National Park, for the purpose of imposing binding restrictive covenants to prohibit the extraction of gas and oil and mining thereof.

H. The Republic of Atlasia hereby conveys full title to Lincoln all mineral rights in the Great Lakes for the purpose of imposing binding restrictive covenants to prohibit the extraction of gas and oil and mining thereof.

I. The Republic of Atlasia hereby conveys full title to the Southern Region all mineral rights in Everglades National Park for the purpose of imposing binding restrictive covenants to prohibit the extraction of gas and oil and mining thereof.

J. The Republic of Atlasia hereby conveys full title to the Southern Region all mineral rights in Shenandoah National Park for the purpose of imposing binding restrictive covenants to prohibit mountaintop removal mining thereof.

K. The Republic of Atlasia hereby conveys full title to the Southern Region all mineral rights in Hot Springs National Park for the purpose of imposing binding restrictive covenants to prohibit the extraction of gas and oil and mining thereof.

L. The Republic of Atlasia hereby authorizes the National Science Foundation to conduct scientific research in Greenland.

3. This act shall be contingent upon the reciprocal acceptance of the terms herein by Denmark and the passage of a funding bill by the Southern Region.

Passed 9-8-1-0 in the Atlasian Senate assembled.

- R, PPT
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