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President Joseph Cao:
Quote from: President Joseph Cao on December 06, 2022, 02:24:34 AM

Signing statement

Having worked with the sponsor on other comprehensive legislation in the past I've known firsthand that many of Koopa's bills are motivated by a concern for the common Atlasian, and this particular one follows on from an initiative that our regions have taken the lead on in the past. More than happy to sign it and keep our drinking water safe and prevent any more of the incidents that have caused unnecessary suffering for Atlasians as recently as a few years ago.

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GET THE LEAD OUT ACT

A BILL FOR AN ACT

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

BE IT ENACTED BY THE ATLASIAN SENATE.


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

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

3. This act shall take effect immediately.


Passed 12-1-0-5 in the Atlasian Senate Assembled.

- R, PPT




Joseph Cao, President of the Republic of Atlasia


President Joseph Cao:
Quote from: President Joseph Cao on December 14, 2022, 12:22:52 AM

Signing statement

The downstream effects of inflation on things like consumer confidence and credit status are going to hit harder down the road if we don't try to safetyproof how Atlasian consumers are currently interacting with the system. It simply makes sense to give people a longer leash here when they're in the middle of trying to make ends meet.

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Credit Act of 2022

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1. As used in this act:

A. Consumer credit report means any written, oral, or other communication of any information by a consumer reporting agency bearing on a consumer’s credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living which is used or expected to be used or collected in whole or in part for the purpose of serving as a factor in establishing the consumer’s eligibility for credit or insurance to be used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, employment purposes, or any other purpose authorized by law.

B. Consumer reporting agency means any person which, for monetary fees, dues, or on a cooperative nonprofit basis, regularly engages in whole or in part in the practice of assembling or evaluating consumer credit information or other information on consumers for the purpose of furnishing consumer credit reports to third parties.

C. Person shall include but not be limited to banks, credit unions, financial institutions, State or local governments, and business entities when such person is providing financing for any transaction that is to occur or substantially occur in Atlasia, or that is secured by property located in Atlasia, or that is financing an activity, enterprise, or venture that is to occur or substantially occur in Atlasia.

2. No consumer reporting agency operating in Atlasia shall make and transmit to any person, any consumer credit report containing any of the following items of information:

A. Civil suits and civil judgments that, from date of entry, predate the report itself by more than five years.

B. Paid tax liens which, from date of payment, predate the report by more than 5 years.

C. Accounts placed for collection or charged to profit and loss which predate the report by more than 5 years.

D. Any other adverse item of information, other than records of convictions of crimes which predates the report by more than five 5 years.

The five 5 year period referred to herein shall begin, with respect to any delinquent account that is placed for collection (internally or by referral to a third party, whichever is earlier), charged to profit.

3. The provisions of this act are not applicable in the case of any consumer credit report to be used in connection with:

A. a credit transaction involving, or which may reasonably be expected to involve, a principal amount of $200,000 or more;

B. the underwriting of life insurance involving, or which may reasonably be expected to involve, a face amount of $200,000 or more; or

C. the employment of any individual at an annual salary which equals, or which may reasonably be expected to equal $100,000 or more.

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

5. This act shall take effect January 1, 2023.


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

- R, PPT




Joseph Cao, President of the Republic of Atlasia


President Joseph Cao:
Quote from: President Joseph Cao on December 14, 2022, 12:32:03 AM

Signing statement

We've passed versions of bills that combat workplace racism in the past and I think that this continues in that vein with the addressment of some especially pernicious institutionalized viewpoints. It's up to the government to help set an example for upholding our nation's constitution however we can. And so we shall.

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STOP RACISM ACT

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a. No commercial enterprise in Atlasia with twenty-five (25) or more employees that conducts business in Atlasia may use race, ethnicity, religion, income, sex, gender, or political ideology as a factor in hiring, tenure, or promotion. No such enterprise shall require or inquire of any applicants or employees about commitments to or affirmations of the dismantling of oppressive systems, promotion of social equity, or advancement of diversity. This provision shall also apply to any educational institution, including student applicants seeking admission to a school or program, which receives federal funding, however religious non-profits shall be exempt.

b. No federal agency, nor any entity, school, college, university, or contractor receiving federal funding, may use diversity training or employee questionnaires which which promote racist concepts including but not limited to that:

1. one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex;

2. an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, biased, oppressive, or responsible whether consciously or unconsciously;

3. an individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of his or her race or sex;

4. members of one race or sex cannot and should not attempt to treat others without respect to race or sex;

5. an individual's moral character is necessarily determined by his or her race or sex;

6. an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex;

7. any individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race or sex;

8. meritocracy, market-based economics, or traits such as a hard work ethic or timeliness are racist or sexist, or were created by members of a particular race to oppress members of another race;

9. Atlasia, its constitution and bill of rights, its government, its Regions, or its history is fundamentally racist or sexist.

c. Any worker who is subject to a prohibited questionnaire or training may report such to an appropriate official without facing retaliation for such report. This whistleblower shall be entitled to a reward of up to $1,000 and any worker who experienced discomfort during such a prohibited questionnaire or training can be granted compensation of up to $100. All such fines must come from the diversity budget within the department or organization that conducts such prohibited questionnaire or training.

d. Any diversity administrator hired by a department of the federal government shall have a salary cap equivalent to the annual average human resources administrator salary.

e. This Act shall go into effect ten (10) days from the date of passage.


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

- R, PPT



Joseph Cao, President of the Republic of Atlasia


President Joseph Cao:
Quote from: President Joseph Cao on December 14, 2022, 12:39:57 AM

Signing statement

I don't think either of the Senators were with me at the time, but back last June I met members of the state trucking association in Alexandria, LA who we were able to talk with for a few hours, and even then there was talk of doing something about the price increases that were being carried down to the consumer because of delays at the trucking stage. The regional government was the first to act later that month and I'm sure they and other truckers across Atlasia will be happy that this bill lets the regional and local governments who better understand their individual concerns take a bigger role in helping bring prices down if they so choose, since we in the federal government are finally doing our part.

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TRUCKING PRICE INFLATION PREVENTION ACT

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1. 49 CFR 390.19 shall be amended to only require motor carriers to only complete a "Motor Carrier Identification Report" (form MCS-150) at the following times:

A. Before the carrier begins operation; and

B. Every 24 months thereafter, in accordance with the schedule in 49 CFR 390.19.

2. 49 CFR part 385 shall be amended to allow safety investigations to be conducted in compliance with the Regional law of the region in which such vehicle is registered.

3. 49 CFR part 387, subpart A, 387.7 and 387.9 shall be amended to exempt from the minimum level of financial responsibility for for-hire motor carriers motor carriers transporting hazardous material.

4. 49 CFR 382 shall be amended to exempt marijuana and cannabis from the list of prohibited controlled substances.

5. 49 C.F.R §§ 390-399 shall be amended to permit Regions to opt out of such regulations.
 
6. This act shall take effect April 1, 2023.


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

- R, PPT




Joseph Cao, President of the Republic of Atlasia


President Joseph Cao:
Quote from: President Joseph Cao on December 14, 2022, 12:46:25 AM

Signing statement

Any of you tried to buy a show ticket recently? There's more minefields in that process than I can count. It absolutely needs greater transparency and a few standards for vendors to hold themselves to and I for one am grateful that this bill is giving it to them so that old farts like you or me won't have to shell out exorbitant prices plus our personal data just to get seats to see the Bears.

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TICKETMASTER IS A RIPOFF ACT

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1. As used in this Act, the following definitions apply:

A. ancillary charges means all fees that must be paid in order to secure a ticket from a primary ticket seller or secondary ticket marketplace, including service fees, convenience charges, parking fees, taxes and other charges.

B. base price means the price charged for a ticket other than any ancillary charges.

C. box office means a physical location where tickets are offered for primary sale.

D. bundled series tickets means packages of tickets for multiple events that are part of the same entertainment series.

E. distribution method means the manner in which a primary ticket seller distributes tickets to a particular event, whether through primary sale, limited presale promotions, donations to charity, reservations of season ticket holders, or allocated to the primary ticket seller, team, artist, or venue.

F. primary sale with regards to a ticket, means the initial sale of a ticket that has not been sold previous to such sale, by a primary ticket seller to the general public on or after the advertised date of such sale.

G. primary ticket seller means an owner or operator of a venue or a sports team, a manager or provider of an event, or a provider of ticketing services (or an agent of such owner, operator, manager, or provider) that engages in the primary sale of tickets for an event or retains the authority to otherwise distribute tickets.

H. purchaser means any person who purchases a ticket from a primary ticket seller or a secondary ticket sales marketplace.

I. resale or secondary sale, with regards to a ticket, mean any sale of a ticket that occurs after the primary sale of the ticket.

J. secondary ticket sales marketplace means a business, including a website, software application for a mobile device, any other digital platform, or portion thereof, of a physical seller whose primary purpose is to facilitate the resale of tickets to purchasers.

K. ticket means a ticket of admission to a sporting event, theater, musical performance, or place of public amusement of any kind, including bundled series tickets.

2. The following shall apply to any interregional ticket sold in Atlasia:

A. All primary ticket sellers shall disclose the total number of tickets for sale to the general public within seven (7) days of tickets becoming available for sale.

B. All primary ticket sellers must disclose any ancillary charges to customers before they select a ticket for purchase. The price of the ticket cannot change during the purchase process based off demand response.

C. All primary ticket sellers must include all ancillary charges in any refund provided.

D. No primary ticket sellers may restrict a purchaser from reselling tickets.

E. Any primary ticket seller may impose a cap on how many tickets any person may purchase.

F. No primary ticket seller may institute a price floor on reselling tickets.

G. All primary ticket sellers must disclose any guarantee or refund policy at the time of sale.

H. All secondary market companies must verify that the secondary ticket reseller is in possession of a ticket, or has made clear the secondary ticket reseller does not possess the ticket with an explanation on how to obtain a refund if the purchaser receives a ticket that does not match the description.

I. All online resale marketplaces must disclose to any purchaser when the secondary seller is the primary ticket seller, venue, team, or artist associated with the event.

J. All secondary market companies must disclose any ancillary charges to customers before they select a ticket. In addition, ticket sellers must display the total cost including all ancillary charges in price quotes and advertisements. The price of the ticket cannot change during the purchase process based off demand response.

K. All secondary ticket sales marketplaces must disclose the face value of each ticket, the location of the tickets seat or space, and the date and time of purchase if the secondary ticket sales marketplace purchased the ticket during a public sale.

L. All secondary ticket sales marketplaces must if it guarantees delivery of tickets to a purchaser and if it fails to deliver the tickets requires a full refund be provided for the total cost of the ticket, including all ancillary charges.

M. All secondary ticket sales marketplaces must disclose to any person purchasing a ticket any delivery guarantee policy.

N. No secondary ticket sales marketplace may make any representation of affiliation or endorsement with a venue, team, or artist, without the express written consent of the venue, team, or artist.

O. All online secondary ticket sales marketplaces, must publish a clear and conspicuous notice that they are engaged in the secondary sale of tickets at the time of sale.

P. The secondary sale of tickets by individual employees of venues, primary ticket sellers, teams, artists, online resale marketplaces, or box offices that are involved in hosting, promoting, performing in, or selling tickets shall be prohibited if the sale is or knows will be sold at a higher price than the primary sale of the ticket.

Q. No reseller shall sell a ticket for the same seat to more than one (1) person at the same time.

R. No person shall be sanctioned or denied admission to an event because a ticket was resold or gifted.

S. No secondary market company, secondary ticket sales marketplace, or online secondary ticket sales marketplace shall hold more than a 60% market share of its respective industry for greater than one (1) year. A violation of this provision shall constitute an anti-trust violation.

3. The Attorney General and the FTC may enforce violations of these rules as unfair or deceptive acts prescribed under section 18(a)(1)(B) of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

4. Regional and State Attorneys General may bring a civil action on behalf of their residents if they have reason to believe that their residents will be adversely affected by a violation of this act.

5. Any person wronged by a violation of this act may bring a civil lawsuit for an injunction or damages and may recover from such person damages for such injury plus $1,000 for each violation for up to five (5) years from any violation.

6. This law shall not preempt or supersede any Regional regulation that is stricter than this act.

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


Passed 8-2-0-8 in the Atlasian Senate Assembled.

- R, PPT




Joseph Cao, President of the Republic of Atlasia


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