BILLS will be posted by Thursday, March 7th, 2019.

Here are the bills!! Session 1 will be bills 101-112, and Session 2 will be bills 201-212. Please copy the bills, research the ones you'd like to speak on. Then put them in a binder and bring them on Monday, March 18th.

JV AM SESSION:

A Bill to Expand the Student Empowerment Act
JV Bill 101
Sponsored by Sen. Anne Helton

Section 1: Be it enacted that all students, including public, private, religious and home school students, will be able to use 529 accounts to cover eligible educational expenses, such as tutoring, standardized testing fees, and educational therapies for students with disabilities, among other educational expenses

Section 2: Student Empowerment Act shall be defined as HR 621/S157 - This bill allows tax-exempt distributions from qualified tuition programs (known as 529 plans) to be used for additional educational expenses in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary school.

Section 3: This bill will be enforced by the President and Congress

Section 4: No funding needed this bill is simply legislative

Section 5: This bill will go into effect immediately upon passing

Section 6: All laws in conflict with this bill will be declared null and void

A bill to require libraries in the state of Tennessee to have a protection service or code
JV Bill 102
Sponsored by Sen. Caleb Seeberger

SECTION 1: Be it enacted by the student congress here assembled that all public libraries in the state of TN will no longer permit their computers to be used for social media, movies/television or gaming. Educational games for children ages 12 and under will continue to be permitted.

SECTION 2: Social media will be defined as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and all other forms of communications between people or groups of people other than email.
Movies are defined as any form of a video or entertainment that is streamed over the internet.
Gaming is to be defined as the action of playing games that require streaming or are not provided on the public library computer software.
Educational games for 12 years and under will be defied as educational games that the public library ‘provides’ on the computer software for use by the library visitors.

SECTION 3: This bill will be enforced by the TN Department of General Services.

SECTION 4: This bill will be funded by the TN Department of General Services.

SECTION 5: This bill will go into effect September 1, 2019.

SECTION 6: All laws or parts of laws in conflict of this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to name the flying squirrel as the official rodent of Tennessee
JV Bill 103
Sponsored by Sen. Josiah Rogers

Section 1: Be it enacted that the flying squirrel is named the official rodent of Tennessee.

Section 2: This resolution will go into effect April 1, 2019 upon passing.

Section 3: This resolution shall not require any funding.

A Bill to Decrease Inflation
JV Bill 104
Sponsored by Sen. Enoch Rentschler

SECTION 1: Be it enacted by the Student Congress here assembled that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, after printing enough new bills to replace old bills that have been shredded, begin decreasing the overall value of extra bills printed.

SECTION 2: Extra Bills-- will be defined as the number of bills printed beyond what is needed to replace shredded bills.
Overall Value—will be defined as the monetary value of the extra bills printed.

SECTION 3: This would be enacted over 18 years starting Jan. 1, 2020. Every year the dollar amount that is printed must decrease by 2.12% until the inflation rate is zero, then we will maintain a zero inflation rate to keep the value of our money the same.

SECTION 4: This will be enforced by the U.S. Treasury, Congress and the President.

SECTION 5: All laws in conflict with this bill will be considered null and void upon implementation.

A Bill to Require Age Rating on Books
JV Bill 105
Sponsored by Sen. Shad Leishman

Section 1: Be it enacted that libraries enact age rating for books; those libraries in violation of this law shall be shut down.

Section2: Age ratings on books being defined as: books restricted by age, individuals can only check out books at their age levels or lower.

Section 3: This is an unfunded federal mandate to the states.

Section 4: This bill will be enforced by the FBI.

Section 5: All law or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Require Dogs to be on a Leash or Restrained to the Owner’s Property
JV Bill 106
Sponsorship open

Be it enacted by the student congress that:

Section 1: All dogs must be on a leash or restrained to the owner’s property while outside.

Section 2: Restrained - kept under control, prevented from freedom or action or movement.
Leash - a strap or cord for restraining and guiding a dog or other animal.

Section 3: This policy will be enforced by the local animal control center.

Section 4: This bill will go into effect immediately upon its passage.

Section 5: All laws in conflict with this bill will be considered null and void.

A Bill to Require Child Car Seat Safety in Automobiles
JV Bill 107
Sponsorship open

Section 1: Be it enacted that all States in the U.S. require children to ride in the back

seat and be in age and size appropriate child safety seat or seat belt until age 12.

Section 2: Back seat will be defined as seat in rear of operator. Child safety seat will

be defined as a car safety restraint designed for infants and young children. Seat belt

will be defined as a configuration of straps designed to keep a vehicle passenger

firmly secure.

Section 3: The Department of Transportation in each State will enforce this bill.

Section 4: This bill will go into effect upon passing.

Section 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this new policy are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Allow the Killing of Raccoons and Possums in the Defense of Farm Poultry
JV Bill 108
Sponsored by Sen. Josiah Rogers

Section 1: Be it enacted that the killing of raccoons and possums for the defense of farm poultry be allowed in the State of Tennessee.

Section 2: This bill will go into effect immediately upon passing.

Section 3: This bill shall not require any funding.

Section 4: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill will be considered null and void

Resolution on Welfare
JV Bill 109
Sponsorship open

Whereas National Debt is growing at a tremendous rate year by year and,
Whereas welfare programs reached 679.2 Billion dollars in 2012 and,
Whereas 48.5% of homes in America receive some type of
government assistance and,
Whereas the Bystander Effect takes hold on most people and,
Whereas there is tremendous welfare fraud and,
Whereas America’s poverty rate has not improved since the 1970’s
and,
Whereas our welfare system does not encourage work and,
Whereas it is a major reason for the breakdown of the family and,
Whereas it is Unconstitutional,
Be it Resolved that the Student Congress here assembled commit to reducing welfare benefits by 25%/year until year 4 when it will be finally abolished.

A bill to ban MSG, a food additive
JV Bill 110
Sponsorship open

SECTION 1: Be it enacted that MSG, a food additive, shall not be added to food anymore.

SECTION 2: This bill will take effect on May 1, 2019.

SECTION 3: It will be enforced by the FDA.

SECTION 4: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Spay/Neuter all Household Animals
JV Bill 111
Sponsorship open
Section 1: BE IT ENACTED by the student congress here assembled that all households must spay/neuter their dog and/or cat. An exception to this bill is if you are a licensed breeder. Offspring must also be spayed or neutered before being put up for adoption. Any household found with cats or dogs that are not spayed/neutered will be fine $50 per week until the animal is spayed/neutered.
Section 2: Definitions:
A. Household shall be defined as any building or part of a building that houses a single person or family.
Section 3: This bill shall go into effect upon July 1st, 2019.
Section 4: This bill shall be enforced by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Section 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A bill to ban biting into two or more KitKats at once
JV Bill 112
Sponsorship open

SECTION 1:Be it enacted that the Student Congress here assembled ban biting into two KitKats at once, and a $15.00 fine per offence be charged.

SECTION 2: Definitions- KitKat- a popular chocolate covered wafer candy
Biting- to sink ones teeth into a substance

SECTION 3: No funding needed as this bill is purely legislative.

SECTION 4: This bill will be enforced by the local police force.

SECTION 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby null and void.

JV PM SESSION

A bill to require all manufacturing of military equipment be produced in the United States only.
JV Bill 201
Sponsored by Sen. Josiah Rogers

Section 1: Be it enacted that the manufacturing of military equipment be produced in the United States only.

Section 2: This bill will go into effect immediately upon passing.

Section 3: This bill shall not require any funding.

Section 4: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill will be considered null and void

A Bill to Increase Inspections and Safety Precautions on Roller Coasters
JV Bill 202
Sponsored by Sen. Anne Helton

Section 1: Be it enacted that the United States of America will increase their inspections and safety precautions to help decrease injuries and fatalities on roller coasters

Section 2: Roller Coaster will be defined as an amusement park attraction that consists of a light railroad track with many tight turns and steep slopes, on which people ride in small fast open cars.

Section 3: This bill will be enforced by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Section 4: There will be no funding necessary for the enactment of this bill

Section 5: This bill will go into effect in fiscal year 2019

Section 6: All laws in conflict with this bill will be declared null and void

A Bill to Raise the Compulsory School age in TN from 6 to 7
JV Bill 203
Sponsored by Sen. Enoch Rentschler

SECTION 1: Be it enacted by the Student Congress here assembled that the compulsory school age be raised from 6 years old to 7 years old.
SECTION 2: Compulsory school age will be defined as the age at which a child must be enrolled in some type of formal schooling.
SECTION 3: This bill will go into effect July 1, 2019.
SECTION 4: This bill shall be enforced by local school agency, and no extra funds are necessary to enforce this bill.
SECTION 5: Any law or parts of a law in conflict with this bill shall be considered null and void upon passage of this bill.

A Bill to Protect American Soil
JV Bill 204
Sponsorship open

Be it enacted by the Student Congress here assembled that:

Section 1: The National Park service and all National Parks shall be abolished the land shall be divided into tracts of 2000 acres and any Parks that will not evenly divide into 2000 acre sections shall be divided as far as possible into those 2000 acre sections and the remaining amount shall be considered a tract. These tract shall be sold to the highest bidder

Section 2: Only U.S. Citizens shall be eligible to buy these tracts of land.

Section 3: This bill shall take effect immediately upon its passing

Section 4: This bill shall be enforced by the President of the United States and Congress.

Section 5: All laws in conflict with this bill shall be declared null and void

A bill to help domestic safety in TN
JV Bill 205
Sponsorship open

SECTION 1: Be it enacted by the Student Congress here assembled that all homes in Tennessee be required to have a hard-wired smoke detector to help keep Tennesseans safe. Every home that goes up for sale must have smoke detectors before being sold.

SECTION 2: This bill shall take effect immediately upon passing.

SECTION 3: This bill shall be enforced by home inspectors that inspect electric wiring etc.
SECTION 4: This bill needs no extra funding since the inspectors are already inspecting homes.
SECTION 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Extend the Tennessee Mandatory Fishing License Age from 13 to 16
JV Bill 206
Sponsorship open

Be it enacted by the student congress that:

Section 1: The mandatory age for a fishing license in the state of Tennessee will be changed from age 13 to 16.

Section 2: License will be defined as - A legal document giving official permission to do something.

Section 3: This policy will be enforced by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Section 4: This bill will go into effect immediately upon its passage.

Section 5: All laws in conflict with this bill will be considered null and void.

A Resolution to Make Flossing the National Dance
JV Bill 208
Open for Sponsorship

Whereas, other countries such as Mexico have a national dance,

And Whereas, the United States needs to sustain a good international image,

And Whereas, flossing is embraced by much of the American population and represents an activity that is beneficial for dental health,
Therefore be it resolved by this Student Congress here assembled that flossing be made the national dance of the United States of America.

A bill concerning illegal immigration
JV Bill 209
Sponsorship open

Section1.Be it enacted that Illegal immigrants, who come to the state of Tennessee will not be allowed to receive welfare and will be required to pay taxes.

Section 2. The Tennessee Department of Immigration will enforce this bill.

Section 3. This bill will be will come into effect immediately upon passing.

Section 4. All other laws in conflict with this bill will hear by declared null and void.

A bill to make trash collection costs dependent on weight in TN
JV Bill 209
Open for sponsorship

Section 1: Be it enacted that the cost of trash collection shall be dependent on the weight of the resident’s trash.

Section 2: This bill will be enforced by the TN Department for Waste Management.

Section 3: This bill shall go into effect April 1st, 2019.

Section 4: All laws in conflict with this law shall hereby be declared null and void.

A bill to lessen food stamp use
JV Bill 210
Sponsorship open

Section 1: Be it enacted that anybody without a job may stay on food stamps for 6 months and then must either find a job or be taken off food stamps.

Section 2: Job will be defined as doing something legal for payment in money.

Section 3: This bill will be enforced by each states government.

Section 4: this bill will go into effect on July 1st, 2019.

Section 5: all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill will hereby be declared null and void.

A bill to help traffic flow in high population areas
JV Bill 211
Sponsorship open

Section 1: Speed limits on city interstates will be increased to a minimum of 65 miles per hour. HOV lanes will be abolished and converted to mixed flow lanes. Truck lanes will be abolished, and trucks will be allowed in all lanes.

Section 2: HOV lane: A High Occupancy Vehicle lane is a freeway lane that can be used only by vehicles with multiple occupants (2 or more) during certain times of the day and certain days of the week.
Mixed flow lanes: A standard freeway lane where vehicles with any number of occupants can drive any time.
Truck lanes: Tractor trailers shall be restricted to the right two lanes of travel in designated areas of eligible highways where appropriate signage has been posted.

Section 3: Funding for removal of signage and other expenses will be provided from the annual TDOT (Tennessee Department of Transportation) budget.

Section 4: This bill will go into effect at the beginning of the next fiscal year.

Section 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A bill to allow for the selling of raw milk
JV Bill 212
Sponsorship open

Section 1: Be it enacted by the student congress here assembled that the selling of raw dairy products be allowed in the state of Tennessee. The sales can take place on the farm at which the dairy cows are residing. It is mandatory that the individual has a business license to be allowed to sell raw dairy products. After the dairy product has changed hands one time, the original dairy seller cannot be held responsible for any illness that befalls the person to whom the second set of hands belongs. Anyone found selling milk without a business license can be sentenced up to one year in jail with a fine of up to $600.00.

Section 2: Raw dairy products will be defined as dairy products that have not gone through the USDA approved pasteurization process. Dairy products will be defined as cheese, milk, yogurt, cream cheese, certain chocolates, ice cream, etc.

Section 3: This bill will be enforced by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Section 4: This bill will go into effect January of 2020.

Section 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.