The Okoboji Invite
2018 — Milford, IA/US
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The material below will be used for legislation. Unfortunately, I am having difficulties placing the legislation onto Tabroom. I have pasted this from a saved document, and will email the document to you later if you are able to send me an email. I apologize for the inconvenience.
A Bill To Allow Schools To Search Through Students Bags and Lockers
1 Section 1: Every school official within the United States shall have the right to check a student’s
2 backpack and locker if they feel there is a reasonable suspicion that a student is in possession of
3 a weapon that might present a direct threat to the safety of students or other persons on a school
4 campus . They will also be allowed to search if they have suspicion of any other illegal related
6 Section 2: Definitions: 7 1) Authority figure shall be defined as anyone that works for the school and is
8 involved in the disciplinary process of a student.
9 2) Weapon shall be defined as an item designed to cause bodily harm. 10 3) Illegal related activity shall be defined as drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcohol,
12 Section 3: A note shall be mailed to every students home during the registration of the following
13 academic school year.
14 1) The note shall state “For everyone’s safety, any teacher is allowed to check
15 your son/daughters backpack or locker at any time. Your son/daughter will not be allowed
16 to refuse the search of their bag or locker. ”
17 2) The parents must sign the note when it comes time to register your
18 son/daughter for the next academic school year.
19 3) This will be lawfully administered by every school system in The United States. 20 Section 4: If there is any type of weapon in your son/daughters backpack or locker, authorities
21 shall be called and informed of the situation.
22 1) The weapon shall be seized. 23 2) Your son/daughter shall be taken for questioning. 24 Section 5: The administration shall have discretion for the extent of corrective action. 25 Section 6: All laws in conflict shall be declared null and void.
A Resolution to Financially Compensate Division One Power Five Conference College Athletes for Their Duties
WHEREAS , Division one power ﬁve conference college athletes deserve substanal ﬁnancial compensaon for their dues that earn their respected academic instuons a copius amount of income. WHEREAS , Past and present Student Athletes are at a considerable risk regarding bodily harm while represenng their academic instuons in various Athlec events. WHEREAS , The Naonal Collegiate Athlec Associaon using the likeliness of their 460,000 athletes to bring in 1.1 billion dollars while the athletes risk their personal well-being for a “full ride” scholarship that oen doesn’t ﬁt to the athletes’ needs. WHEREAS , The Naonal Collegiate Athlec Associaon’s Summary of NCAA Regulaons-NCAA Division 1 states a list of bylaws on pages 2-3 that infringe on the student athlete’s rights in various situaons. WHEREAS, As a result, student athletes have begun to seek out compensaon under the table and has created a dangerous black market for elite high school age athletes via agents, shoe companies, and the academic instuon’s coaches. RESOLVED, Division One Power Five Conference Student Athletes deserve a form of ﬁnancial compensaon based on their role and dues to their respected academic instuons.
Introduced for Congressional Debate by Okoboji High School
A Bill to Ban Life Sustaining Care For People Who Are Diagnosed Brain Dead.
1 Section 1: The Uniform Determination of Death Act will become federal law. The
2 treatment of brain dead people would then be deemed unethical.
3 Section 2: Definitions - 4 Uniform Determination of Death Act: Death is defined as, “ irreversible cessation of
5 circulatory and respiratory functions and/or irreversible cessation of all functions of the
6 brain, including the brain stem.”
7 Section 3: A physician shall respect the law and also recognize a responsibility to seek
8 changes in those requirements which are contrary to the best interests of the patient
9 according to the American Medical Association
10 A. Any life sustaining care for people diagnosed to be brain dead will be hereby
11 deemed illegal upon 24 hours from their official declaration of death.
12 Section 4: An exception shall be made for a registered organ donor.
13 A. Life sustaining care shall be administered until the last viable organ/tissue has
14 been harvested.
15 B. Any organ/tissue that is viable for more than 6 months after being harvested
16 will not qualify for extended life sustaining care.
17 Section 5: Should a physician put off a diagnosis of brain death for a patient, they will be
18 required to pay the costs of keeping the patient artificially alive until they were officially
19 diagnosed and their medical license shall be suspended for 30 days from the discovery
20 of their violation.
21 A medical license will be permanently revoked after the second offense of
22 violating this law:
23 Section 6: The Department of Health and Human Services will oversee the enactment
24 of this bill.
25 Section 7: This bill will take affect as of January 1, 2020. 26 Section 8: All laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Submitted by Okoboji Community High School
A Bill to Place Punishments on Vaping and Juul
BE IT ENACTED BY THIS CONGRESS THAT:
Section 1. Along with any minors in possession of a juul or vape, the “dealers” who have given them access to said juul or vape shall also be punished.
Section 2. Dealer under the standards of this bill: a person giving/selling another person a Juul or vaping device Minor: Anyone under the age of 18 Juul/vape: An electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) with or without nicotine
Section 3. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will oversee the execution of this legislation. Offenses for minor 1st offense: Inform parents and school $800 fine and 40 hours of community service 2nd offense: inform parents and school $1,500 fine and 60 hours of community service 3rd offense: inform parents and school, $2,000 fine and 100 hours of community service Offenses for dealer 1st offense: $800 fine 2nd offense: $1,500, 30 days jail time or community service according to offense Every new offense add $500 fine
Section 4. This law will be mandatorily enacted January 1, 2019
Section 5. All laws in conflict are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Introduced by Okoboji High School
A Resolution To Amend the Constitution To Establish Compulsory Voting
1. WHEREAS, As of 2016, the voter turnout rate was at 65%, per the 2. International Institute for Democracy and Electoral 3. Assistance (IDEA), and 4. WHEREAS, The results of elections in the United States is not an 5. accurate representation of the public’s opinion, and 6. WHEREAS, Representation in the United States does not necessarily 7. reflect the sentiment of the majority of eligible voters, 8. therefore, be it 9. RESOLVED, By two-thirds of the Congress here assembled, that the 10. following article is proposed as an amendment to the 11. Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid 12. to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution 13. when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the 14. several states within seven years from the date of its 15. submission by the Congress: 16. ARTICLE 17. SECTION 1 : Every eligible United States citizen must 18. register to vote, by way of online,
19. mail-in, or in-person. 20. SECTION 2 : Every eligible United States Citizen must 21. be present at an appropriate voting 22. location to record their vote on election 23. Days. 24. SECTION 3 : Any eligible United States citizen who fails 25. to register and/or vote will be asked to 26. explain their situation and if a reasonable 27. excuse is not given, the citizen will be fined 28. $1000 USD. 29. SECTION 4 : The Congress shall have the power to 30. enforce this article with appropriate 31. legislation.
Introduced to Congressional Debate by Okoboji High School
A bill to keep troops in Syria
1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED 2 Section 1. Adequate funds must be provided to the troops overseas in Syria that the
4 of Defence may be obligated to expand for the purpose of-
5 A. deploying more troops to Syria to ensure that Iran doesn’t try and go after our ally
6 Israel; or
7 B. To establish a stronger presence in the Middle East to prevent the uprising of more
8 radical militant groups;
9 C. To protect not just the United States troops but, our allies. We shall also protect
10 civilians surrounded by militant groups.
11 Section 2. The Department of Defence shall oversee this bill 12 Section 3: This bill shall take place upon passage. 13 Section 4. All laws in conflict with this bill shall be declared null or void.
Respectfully Submitted by Okoboji Community High School
A Bill to Prohibit Animal Fighting
BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT: 1 SECTION 1. Section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2156) is amended— 2 A. by striking the section designation and heading and all that follows 3 through “paragraph (3), it” in subsection (a)(1) and inserting the 4 following: “SEC. 26. ANIMAL FIGHTING. (a) Sponsoring Or Exhibiting 5 Animal In, Attending, Or Causing Underage Individual To Attend, Animal 6 Fighting Venture.—“(1) SPONSORING OR EXHIBITING.—It”; 7 B. in subsection (a), by striking paragraph (3); 8 C. in subsection (c)— (A) by striking “subsection (e)” and inserting 9 “subsection (d)”; and (B) by inserting “or” before “promoting”; 10 D. by striking subsection (d); 11 E. by redesignating subsections (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), and (j) as subsections 12 (d), (e), (i), (f), (g), and (h), respectively, and moving the subsections so as 13 to appear in alphabetical order; 14 F. in subsection (e) (as so redesignated), in the third sentence, by striking 15 “paragraph (f)” and inserting “subsection”; 16 G. in subsection (h) (as so redesignated), by striking “(e)” and inserting 17 “(d)”; and 18 H. in paragraph (3) of subsection (i) (as so redesignated), by adding “and” 19 at the end. 20 SECTION 2. Conforming Amendment.—Section 49(a) of title 18, United States Code, 21 is amended by striking “(e) of section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act” and 22 inserting “(d) of section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2156)”. 23 SECTION 3. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.24
Introduced for Congressional Debate by the National Speech & Debate Association (October 2018 docket); adapted from S.2971 115th Congress (2017-2018) by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and H.R.4202 by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL).
A Bill to Strive for Greater Diversity in Education
BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT: 1 SECTION 1. Guidelines revoked in July 2018 by the Secretary of Education shall be 2 restored and herewith codified into law regarding use of race by 3 elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools under the 4 Constitution, Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title IV), 42 U.S.C. §§ 5 2000c et seq., and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), 42 6 U.S.C. §§ 2000d et seq. 7 SECTION 2. The following specific documents shall be reinstated: 8 (a). December 2, 2011 Dear Colleague Letter Regarding the Use of Race 9 by Educational Institutions; (b). 2011 Guidance on the Voluntary Use of 10 Race to Achieve Diversity in Postsecondary Education dated December 2, 11 2011; (c). 2011 Guidance on the Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve 12 Diversity and Avoid Racial Isolation in Elementary and Secondary Schools 13 dated December 2, 2011; (d). September 27, 2013 Dear Colleague Letter 14 on the Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve Diversity in Higher Education 15 After Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin [Fisher I]; (e). September 27, 16 2013 Questions and Answers About Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin 17 [Fisher I]; (f). May 6, 2014 Dear Colleague Letter on the Supreme Court 18 Ruling in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action; and (g). 19 September 30, 2016 Questions and Answers About Fisher v. University of 20 Texas at Austin [Fisher II]. 21 SECTION 3. LGBTQ+ students shall be added to the restored guidelines as a 22 classification deserving protection and enhancing diversity. 23 SECTION 4. This bill shall take effect upon passage. All laws in conflict with this 24 legislation are hereby declared null and void.25
Introduced for Congressional Debate by the National Speech & Debate Association (October 2018 docket).
A Bill to Balance the Board to Shatter the Glass Ceiling
BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT: 1 SECTION 1. All publicly traded companies incorporated within the United States must 2 have no less than 40% of the members on its board of directors be 3 female. 4 SECTION 2. A. The board of directors of the corporation is the supreme authority 5 within the corporation and appoints the Chief Executive Officer. 6 B. Female shall refer to the sex listed on official United States 7 Government identification documents. 8 SECTION 3. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will monitor companies 9 for compliance and investigate irregularities in the gender balancing of 10 any board of directors. 11 A. To remain in compliance, corporations must ensure that the female 12 members are full, equal board members and that no attempts to 13 dilute the power of these members occur. 14 B. Corporations that do not meet the 40% requirement will not be 15 eligible for an IPO. 16 C. Fines of up to 10% of yearly revenue may be levied for failure to 17 comply in good faith. 18 SECTION 4. This legislation affects all Corporations filing for an initial public offering 19 (IPO) in or after the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2019. 20 A. Corporations that are currently publicly traded will have until July 1, 21 2021 to bring their boards into compliance. 22 SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.23 Introduced for Congressional Debate by the National Speech & Debate Association (October 2018 docket).
A Bill to Enforce Responsible Gun Ownership
BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT: 1 SECTION 1. Localities that are not covered by a law declaring “It is unlawful for an 2 adult to leave an unsecured firearm owned or controlled by the adult in a 3 manner that the adult knows or reasonably should know is accessible to a 4 child” is not eligible for federal grants” will not be eligible to receive any 5 federal grants for education or law enforcement. 6 SECTION 2. (A) “Adult” is person who has attained 18 years of age 7 (B) “Child” is person who has not attained 18 years of age 8 (C) “Firearm” utilizes the definition in 18 U.S.C. §921. 9 (D) “Secured” means in a locked safe or rendered inoperable by means 10 of a lock or other secure gun storage or safety device and where no one 11 other than the owner has access to the code, combination, or key. 12 SECTION 3. The Department of Justice will monitor the compliance of states and 13 localities and alert the relevant people in the appropriations process at 14 the Department of State and Department of Education to prevent the 15 dispersal of funds to ineligible localities. Localities may be covered by 16 state, county, or local laws as long as: 17 (A) The law is substantively similar to Section 1 18 (B) Laws convey criminal liability for crimes committed by children given 19 unlawful access to firearms with said firearms upon the responsible 20 adult. 21 SECTION 4. States have 18 months from the date of enactment to comply with this 22 law. 23 SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.24
Introduced for Congressional Debate by the National Speech & Debate Association (November 2018 docket); adapted in part from H.R.5941, 115th Congress (2017-2018) by Rep. James R. Langevin (D-RI).
A Resolution to Amend Senate Rules for Presidential Nominations
WHEREAS, The Constitution of the United States vests in the Senate a sacred duty to 1 ensure scrutiny of Presidential nominees for top-level Executive and 2 Judicial Branch officials are the best candidates fit for their positions, and 3 not obligations of favor to the President; and 4 WHEREAS, To be impartial adjudicators of the law, all judges and Justices must 5 affirmatively demonstrate their ability to be unencumbered with political 6 bias and must exhibit a temperament fitting of that impartiality; and 7 WHEREAS, Presidentially-appointed Executive Branch officials exert high authority and 8 crucial administrative rulemaking for laws passed by this Congress; and 9 WHEREAS, In a highly partisan contemporary climate, the American people deserve a 10 process for advice and consent not marked by political tribalism or self-11 interest motivated by impending elections; now, therefore, be it 12 RESOLVED, That the Senate here assembled amend Rule XXXI: Executive Session - 13 Proceedings on Nominations included in Standing Rules of the Senate, 14 to add a new Rule 3, and renumber subsequent rules as 4-8: 15 “Proceedings on a nomination shall be suspended indefinitely in the event 16 of credible allegations of criminal, immoral, or unethical behavior, until 17 such allegations are resolved satisfactorily upon the concurrence of the 18 committee chair and ranking minority member, and this rule may not be 19 suspended without two-thirds of a committee concurring.”20
Introduced for Congressional Debate by the National Speech & Debate Association (November 2018 docket).
A Resolution to Amend the Constitution to Ensure Succession Stability and Executive Accountability Regarding Treaties
WHEREAS, Each new President inherits stewardship of treaties previously ratified to 1 by the United States of America in good faith in the international 2 community; and 3 WHEREAS, The President must obtain advice and consent of the Senate before 4 ratifying a treaty, so it logically follows the Senate should offer advice and 5 consent in withdrawal from a treaty; now, therefore, be it 6 RESOLVED, By two-thirds of the Congress here assembled, that the following article 7 is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, 8 which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution 9 when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states 10 within seven years from the date of its submission by the Congress: 11 ARTICLE -- 12 SECTION 1: The President must obtain Advice and Consent of the 13 Senate to withdraw from any treaty previously ratified by 14 the United States of America. 15 SECTION 2: The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by 16 appropriate legislation.17
Introduced for Congressional Debate by the National Speech & Debate Association (November 2018 docket
The NSDA bills are formatted a bit differently. I plan on going through and redoing the lines in order for them to appear on the left margin. I will try to get that done by Wednesday afternoon...out of town on Tuesday.-----------------------------
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