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A Bill to Provide Better Healthcare for All United States Veterans

Title of Legislation * A Bill to Provide Better Healthcare for All United States Veterans
Designation * Super Session
Date of Congress * Nov. 10
1 * BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2 SECTION 1. This legislation will provide better knowledge of healthcare related issues and
3 treatments for healthcare for veterans with a primary focus on mental health.
4 SECTION 2. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs along with SAMHSA will
5 oversee the implementation of this legislation.
6 A. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs will be in charge of implementing the plans
7 and actions that have been created
8 B. SAMHSA will be in collaboration because it is necessary for them to help the Department of
9 Veterans Affairs with implementation because mental health services and substance abuse is
10 their background.
11 SECTION 3. This legislation will be put into place on January 1, 2019
12 SECTION 4. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Rep. Joshua Muroff, Chaminade High School

A Bill to Create Congressional Districting Committees to Limit Gerrymandering

Title of Legislation * A Bill to Create Congressional Districting Committees to Limit Gerrymandering
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * Nov. 10
1 * BE IT ENACTED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2 SECTION 1. The United States Federal Government shall now require all states to
3 implement independent redistricting commissions to draw district boundaries for
4 congressional elections.
5 A: The independent redistricting committees must consist of 9-15 members who
6 have been screened by their respective state legislatures, be required to remain
7 transparent with the public and encourage their participation, and be given adequate
8 funding by their state to enable the commission to hire professional staff, consultants, and
9 experts of its choosing.
10 B: These independent redistricting commissions will be given the power to draw
11 congressional districts based on population, contiguity, and compactness. If the
12 committee desires to use other criteria to draw their district boundaries, they must reach a
13 two-thirds majority vote in favor of adding each new criterion to their map drawing process
14 SECTION 2. . Congress or its designee will oversee the enforcement of this bill. If
15 states do not abide by this piece of legislation, the size of their congressional
16 delegation may be reduced.
17 SECTION 4. This bill shall be implemented January 1, 2021.
18 SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Rep. Andreas Pantazakos, Chaminade High School

A RESOLUTION TO PROHIBIT STATE FUNDING OF CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS

Title of Legislation * A RESOLUTION TO PROHIBIT STATE FUNDING OF CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * November 10
1 * WHEREAS, women go to crisis pregnancy centers under the pretense
2 they will be able to receive an abortion, and
3 WHEREAS, crisis pregnancy centers, (CPCs), are organizations
4 established to counsel pregnant women against having an abortion, and
5 WHEREAS, CPCs claim to have abortion services available when many
6 do not, and
7 WHEREAS, many states provide funding for such centers; therefore, be it
8 RESOLVED, by the Student Congress here assembled that state
9 governments will eliminate public funding for CPCs, and be it
10 FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Congress urges state governments to
11 act on this resolution.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Rep. Lamisa Khan Half Hollow Hills High School West

A BILL TO REINSTATE VOTING RIGHTS TO EX-FELONS

Title of Legislation * A BILL TO REINSTATE VOTING RIGHTS TO EX-FELONS
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * November 10th
1 * BE IT ENACTED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2 SECTION 1. The United States hereby mandates that unrestricted voting rights
3 automatically be restored to people with felony convictions only after the completion
4 of his/her full sentence.
5 SECTION 2. ‘Full sentence’ is defined as the period of incarceration, parole, and/or
6 probation of an individual with a felony conviction.
7 SECTION 3. The United States Department of Justice will oversee this piece of
8 legislation.
9 SECTION 4. This legislation will go into effect on January 1, 2019.
10 SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and
11 void.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Rep. Neeya Shetty Half Hollow Hills High School East

The Promote Endurance and Colombian Equality (P.E.A.C.E.) Act

Title of Legislation * The Promote Endurance and Colombian Equality (P.E.A.C.E.) Act
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * November 10th
1 * BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2 SECTION 1. The US Federal Government shall disburse $20 million to the agriculture
3 sector in Colombia.
4 A. All funding shall be disbursed to Colombian citizens via microloans
5 through non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
6 SECTION 2. Microloans are a small sum of money lent at low or no interest to a new
7 business.
8 SECTION 3. USAID will be tasked in distributing the microloans to the NGOs.
9 A. The US Ambassador to Colombia and USAID shall submit independent
10 quarterly reports on the impact the microloans have on violence in
11 the country.
12 B. The Inter-American Development Bank shall be tasked with awarding
13 contracts to the specific NGOs specified in Section 1.
14 SECTION 4. This legislation will go into effect on the first day of the next Fiscal Year.
15 SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Respectfully Submitted, Stuyvesant High School

A Bill to Restructure Federal Revenue to Promote the American Taxpayer and the American Business

Title of Legislation * A Bill to Restructure Federal Revenue to Promote the American Taxpayer and the American Business
Designation * Super Session
Date of Congress * November 10th
1 * BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2 SECTION 1. A. The US federal corporate income tax is hereby abolished.
3 B. An annual land value tax (LVT) of 3% will apply to all landowners.
4 SECTION 2. A. The “US federal corporate income tax” refers to the current 21% tax on
5 corporate revenue.
6 B. A “land value tax” is an ad valorem tax on the unimproved value of land
7 that is collected annually on March 15. It is different from a typical
8 property tax in that it disregards the value of improved property such as
9 buildings and only takes the value of the land itself into account. Current
10 tax exemptions will apply.
11 SECTION 3. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will be responsible for the
12 implementation and enforcement of this bill.
13 SECTION 4. This legislation will go into effect in at the beginning of the next fiscal year.
14 SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Respectfully Submitted, Stuyvesant High School

A Bill to Aid Djibouti

Title of Legislation * A Bill to Aid Djibouti
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * November 10th, 2018
1 * Section 1: The United States shall provide $300 million in developmental aid to Djibouti.
2 Section 2A: “Developmental Aid” shall be defined as financial aid to support the economic, social, and political development of developing countries.
3 Section 2B: $120 Million shall be allocated to the pre-existing pilot WASH project in Djibouti and the Djibouti Department of Rural Hydraulics.
4 Section 2C: $90 million shall be allocated to Power Africa, Workforce Development, and the UN World Food Programme Project.
5 Section 2D: The remaining $90 million shall be allocated with the discretion of USAID.
6 Section 3: The United States Agency for International Development shall oversee the implementation of this legislation.
7 Section 4: This legislation shall take effect at the beginning of FY2019.
8 Section 5: All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Respectfully Submitted, The Bronx High School of Science

A Bill to Protect Virunga National Park to Ensure Peace, Security, and Prosperity

Title of Legislation * A Bill to Protect Virunga National Park to Ensure Peace, Security, and Prosperity
Designation * Super Session
Date of Congress * November 10th, 2018
1 * Section 1: The United States shall reallocate $400 Million to secure the borders of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2 Section 2: The borders of Virunga National Park shall be defined as its borders after it was renamed in 1969.
3 Section 3: United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) will be responsible for the implementation of this legislation.
4 Section 3A: The Department of Defense as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site Board will provide oversight in conjunction with AFRICOM.
5 Section 4: This bill will go into effect 3 months after the date of passage.
6 Section 5: All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Respectfully Submitted, The Bronx High School of Science

A RESOLUTION TO REMOVE ECONOMIC SANCTIONS ON IRAN

Title of Legislation * A RESOLUTION TO REMOVE ECONOMIC SANCTIONS ON IRAN
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * 11/10/18
1 * WHEREAS, The United States has imposed unfair sanctions on Iran; and
2 WHEREAS, These economic sanctions are not the most effect method for achieving the goals of the United States has set forth in Iran; and
3 WHEREAS, The international community, especially the European Union, has heavily criticized the imposition of sanctions; and
4 WHEREAS, Removing the sanctions would be beneficial to the Iranian economy and please the international community.
5 THEREFORE, Be it resolved that the Congress here assembled calls for the removal of United States sanctions on Iran effective immediately.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * The Mary Louis Academy

A Resolution to Amend the Constitution to End the Filibuster

Title of Legislation * A Resolution to Amend the Constitution to End the Filibuster
Designation * Super Session
Date of Congress * 11.10.18
1 * BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2 RESOLVED, By two-thirds of the Congress here assembled, that the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the leg
3 islatures of three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date of its submission by the Congress:
4 ARTICLE —
5 SECTION 1. A floor leader in the United States Senate may, during sessions of congress, make an executive decision to force a speaking senator to yield the floor if the duration of the speech has exceeded one hour.
6 A floor leader may also force a speaking senator to yield the floor if the total time taken to respond to a question while on the floor has exceeded ten minutes, with a one minute grace period to complete their answer.
7 A senator may not take more than thirty seconds to make a motion during sessions of congress. Violating this will disallow the senator from making another motion for the remainder of the session.
8 SECTION 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Respectfully Submitted by Christ the King High School

A Bill to Mandate Law Enforcement Patrols to Defend Individuals During Public Events

Title of Legislation * A Bill to Mandate Law Enforcement Patrols to Defend Individuals During Public Events
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * 11.10.18
1 * BE IT ENACTED BY THIS CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2 Section 1. All public events that require police-issued permits to use public space must be defended by sufficient police patrols or sufficient S.W.A.T patrols.
3 Section 2. “Sufficient police patrols” shall be defined as two armed police officers per 169 square yards of space the event is taking place in.
4 “Sufficient S.W.A.T patrols” shall be defined as two armed S.W.A.T team members per 324 square yards of space the event is taking place in.
5 Section 3. The implementation of this legislation will be overseen by the Department of Homeland Security.
6 A. If local law enforcement deem the above specifications to be insufficient for a particular event, greater police or S.W.A.T patrols may be utilized.
7 B. All municipalities that spend funds on ensuring patrols are used for public events may request federal reimbursement for the cost of the patrols.
8 Section 4. This legislation shall be put into effect one month after passage.
9 Section 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Respectfully Submitted by Christ the King High School