Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational
2018 — Claremont, CA/US
Bargain Belt Invitational 10/13/2018
A Resolution to Urge the Use of the Guillotine for Capital Punishment
1. WHEREAS, Capital Punishment is still legal in 31 states and lethal injection is the
2. primary form of execution in the majority; and
3. WHEREAS, lethal injection has been seen to cause any number of complications; and
4. WHEREAS, the guillotine has been used in the past as an efficient method of
5. execution; and
6. WHEREAS, many states have been voicing concerns over the use of lethal injection.
7. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,
8. That the Congress here assembled will now allow states the option to use the
9. guillotine as a legal form of execution.
A BILL TO ADDRESS SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
MONEY COLLECTED THROUGH THE FEDERAL TAXATION OF NATIVE AMERICAN CASINO REVENUE WILL, DIRECTLY AND ONLY, SUPPORT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAMS ON NATIVE AMERICAN RESERVATIONS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
SECTION 1: Through the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, which protects tax-exempt Indian gaming establishments that generates revenue for Native American tribes, Congress shall impose a 5% federal tax on all gross earnings of Native American casinos. Proceeds from this federal tax will go directly to Native American tribes to increase funding of reservation-based substance abuse treatment programs.
SECTION 2. “Indian Gaming” is defined for the purposes of this bill as Class III gaming according to the National Indian Gaming Commission (N.I.G.C. at Dept. on the Interior) which includes any and all forms of gaming as defined under Class III gaming, including games occurring at and being played at casinos including baccarat, blackjack, craps, poker, roulette, slot machines as well as any and all electronic facsimiles and wagering games of any game of chance. Not to be taxed are N.I.G.C.-defined Class I gaming (traditional Indian gaming that may be part of tribal ceremonies/celebrations as well as community-based social gaming for minimal prizes) and Class II gaming (bingo, bingo-like contests, instant bingo, pull tabs, punch board and tip jars). Only Class III gaming revenue will fall under the intent and actions of this bill.
SECTION 3. The tax will be levied and collected by the N.I.G.C. with the proceeds from said taxation administered by the Indian Health Services (I.H.S. at Dept. of Health and Human Services) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (B.I.A. at Dept. of the Interior). Agent of enforcement will be the N.I.G.C.
SECTION 4. Taxation of gross Indian gaming revenue will begin January, 2019.
SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Based on legislation originally submitted by,
Beverly Hills High School
A Resolution to Increase U.S. Aid to Zimbabwe
- WHEREAS, Zimbabwe’s executive power has been dominated by a single executive authority since
- 1980; and
- WHEREAS, after protest and military action, President Mugabe was deposed in 2017, leaving a power
- vacuum which has led to corruption and chaos; and
- WHEREAS, Mugabe’s tenure fostered undemocratic structures and protocols, effectively destroying Zimbabwe’s constitution; and
- WHEREAS, after years of undemocratic rule, Zimbabwe is struggling to restart its democratic institutions, maintain social peace and meet the needs of its people; and
- WHEREAS, U.S. assistance to Zimbabwe had dramatically decreased over the decades;
- THEREFORE BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED,
- that the United States will diplomatically engage Zimbabwe with a 5-year $25 billion aid package centering on the promotion of democratic principles, the preservation of human rights and increased public health and safety.
A Bill to Fund the Creation of Supervised Injection Sites
BE IT ENACTED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED:
SECTION 1: $5 billion dollars will be allocated for the purpose of creating Supervised Injection Sites.
SECTION 2: A Supervised Injection Site (SIS) is defined as follows:
A. It will provide a sanitary environment with the necessary equipment for individuals to use intravenous drugs in a safe, secure manner.
B. There will be at least 5 trained personnel on-site to assist in the operation of the facility and to ensure that all equipment is being used safely and appropriately.
C. It complies with all federal regulations for sanitation and hygeine that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) deems necessary.
D. It must include educational and rehabilitation services alongside the equipment for intravenous drug usage in order to combat drug addiction. The exact specifications of these services will be at the discretion of each individual facility, but must be approved by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
SECTION 3: The Department of Health and Human Services shall oversee the implementation of this legislation in coordination with local public health agencies.
SECTION 4: This legislation shall go into effect 90 days after passage
SECTION 5: All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
A Bill to Repeal the Authorized Use of Military Force
- WHEREAS, the Authorized Use of Military Force (AUMF) gives too much power to the
- president, with very little checks and balances and,
- WHEREAS, the AUMF has been used on countless occasions to authorize military
- operations in foreign nations with major consequences and,
- WHEREAS, a single person should not be given the authority to dictate international
- military operations and,
- WHEREAS, the bill to allow AUMF was initially passed to combat Al Qaeda who’s
- threat has diminished and,
- WHEREAS, the wording of the AUMF allows it to be easily misconstrued and corrupted
- BE IT ENACTED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
- SECTION 1: The Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40; 50
- U.S.C. 1541 note) is hereby repealed.
- SECTION 2: This bill shall go into effect on the date that is 240 days after the passage
- of this act.
- SECTION 3: All current military operations justified under the Authorized Use of
- Military Force shall be put into review by the Student Congress here assembled. Any
- operation deemed unjustified under review shall be ceased immediately.
- SECTION 4: All other pieces of legislation in conflict will be declared null and void.