Category: Congress Bills

A Resolution to reverse the FCC ban on net Neutrality

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Title of Legislation * A Resolution to reverse the FCC ban on net Neutrality
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * 1/13/18
* WHEREAS, The Federal Communications Commission voted in December to repeal net neutrality rules
2 WHEREAS, net neutrality rules regulate the businesses that connect consumers to the internet,
3 WHEREAS, now consumers will now have no protection from being charged an exorbitant
4 amount of money to be able to have a reliable internet connection
5 RESOLVED, That the FCC restore net neutrality
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * AF Brooklyn High School

A Resolution to Prevent Use of Social Media by Elected US Officials

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Title of Legislation * A Resolution to Prevent Use of Social Media by Elected US Officials
Designation * Super Session
Date of Congress * 1/13/17
* WHEREAS, There have been discrepancies on the authority of the U.S Officials’ social media accounts’ posts and the opinion of the U.S citizens, and
2 WHEREAS, These social media posts do not necessarily represent the goals and Constitution of the United States, and
3 WHEREAS, These discrepancies cause the constituency to question the authority and purpose of these accounts, and
4 WHEREAS, These questions could also be considered by other U.S officials and officials in other nations, and
5 WHEREAS, These questions cause distrust in government officials from the constituency, therefore,
6 BE IT RESOLVED, That this Congress here assembled, ban the use and creation of social media accounts for official governmental positions of power, and
7 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the people of said positions maintain their personal private accounts separate from the position they hold.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Respectfully Submitted by Christ the King High School

A Bill to Fund Seawalls to Protect the U.S from Rising Sea Levels

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Title of Legislation * A Bill to Fund Seawalls to Protect the U.S from Rising Sea Levels
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * 1/13/17
* BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2 Section 1. $60,000,000,000 shall be set aside for the construction of concrete seawalls on United States shorelines.
3 Section 2. “Concrete seawalls” shall be defined as sloped walls made of concrete constructed on shorelines for the purpose of preventing establishments from being flooded or damaged by water.
4 Section 3. The U.S Department of the Interior in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency will be responsible for the implementation of this legislation.
5 A. Necessary shorelines, such as public beaches and wildlife conservation centers will have the seawall constructed a necessary distance from the water.
6 B. Owners of necessary shorelines must submit a report to the Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency indicating the necessary distance and the length of the shoreline.
7 C. A gatekeeper will be employed for the purpose of ensuring the reinforced door to traverse to the other side of the seawall is closed during an incoming natural disaster.
8 Section 4. This bill should be implemented a 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

A Bill to Phase Out the Federal Use of Private Prisons

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Title of Legislation * A Bill to Phase Out the Federal Use of Private Prisons
Designation * Super Session
Date of Congress * 12/13/18
* BE IT ENACTED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2 SECTION 1. The United States federal government will phase out the use of private prisons and/or for-profit prisons.
3 SECTION 2. A private prison or for-profit prison shall be defined as a place in which individuals are physically confined or incarcerated by a third party that is contracted by a government agency.
4 Phase out shall be defined as the act of discontinuing a process or project.
5 SECTION 3. Immediately from passage, every year the United States will reduce the number of prisoners in private prisons by 20% from the number at the time of passage. Therefore in five years, the use of private prisons shall be completed phased out.
6 A. All contracts with private prison corporations shall be terminated and no new contracts shall be implemented.
7 SECTION 4. This legislation will go into effect immediately.
8 SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * The Mary Louis Academy

A Bill to Ban the Use of Bump Fire Stocks

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Title of Legislation * A Bill to Ban the Use of Bump Fire Stocks
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * 12/13/18
* BE IT ENACTED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2 SECTION 1. The manufacture, sale, and possession of bump fire stocks is hereby prohibited by federal law.
3 SECTION 2. “Bump fire stock” shall refer to any accessory for a firearm that has the effect of converting a semi-automatic weapon to one capable of fully automatic fire by utilizing the force from a gun’s recoil to depress the trigger in rapid succession.
4 SECTION 3. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shall oversee this legislation.
5 A. Bump fire stocks — and any firearms equipped with them — shall be treated by law as analogous to automatic machine guns, pursuant to the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Firearm Owners’ Protection Act of 1986,
6 and subject to the restrictions and penalties of same.
7 SECTION 4. This bill shall take effect within 30 days of passage.
8 SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * The Mary Louis Academy

A Bill to Rescind the THAAD Systems in South Korea

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Title of Legislation * A Bill to Rescind the THAAD Systems in South Korea
Designation * Super Session
Date of Congress * 13 January 2018
* BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2 SECTION 1. All of the THAAD systems currently deployed in South Korea for use against North Korea are hereby rescinded.
3 SECTION 2. THAAD systems refer to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-ballistic missile defense system designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate range ballistic missiles.
4 SECTION 3. The Departments of Defense and State will oversee the implementation of this legislation.
5 SECTION 4. This legislation will go into effect 30 days after passing.
6 SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Xaverian High School

The Bank Security Protection Act

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Title of Legislation * The Bank Security Protection Act
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * 13 January 2018
* BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2 SECTION 1. Commercial banks insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation will be prohibited from:
3 A. Acting as or being affiliated with investment banks;
4 B. Owning, sponsoring, or investing in a hedge fund, private equity fund, or any other fund which takes on proprietary trading activities or positions;
5 C. Engaging in either market-making or prime brokerage activities.
6 SECTION 2. A commercial bank is defined as a depository entity that manages the deposit accounts of individuals, businesses, and uses money on deposit to make loans to public. An investment bank is defined as a bank that facilitates the buying of stocks,
7 securities, bonds, and other investments, as well as offering initial public openings.
8 SECTION 3. This legislation will be overseen and enforced by:
9 A. The Securities and Exchanges Commission which will ensure that information regarding the prohibited actions in Section 1 of this legislation will be provided to;
10 B. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in order to survey compliance;
11 C. The Department of Justice will litigate against commercial banks and investment banks found non-compliant by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
12 SECTION 4. This legislation will be implemented at the start of Fiscal Year 2020.
13 SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Xaverian High School

A Bill Regarding Sexual Harassment Cases against Congress

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Title of Legislation * A Bill Regarding Sexual Harassment Cases against Congress
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * 1/13/2018
* Be It Enacted by this Student Congress Here Assembled that:
2 Section I: The Congress of the United States will be banned from making payments to victims of
3 sexual harassment allegations by individual members.
4 Section II: Members will make any payments in the future from their own personal finances.
5 Section III: Any member or former member of Congress who has benefited from such payments must
6 payback the amount of taxpayer money within one year of the passage of this legislation.
7 Section IV: Failure to pay back the money within the time frame will result in it being deducted from
8 each members’ pension over a twelve-month installment period of equal amounts.
9 Section V: This law will be enforced by the Department of the Treasury.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Cathedral Prep