Here are the bills! The first 11 are for the first session, the next 11 are for the second session, and the last 11 are for the Final session on Wednesday. Please print them out--research--and bring them and your research notes with you in a binder on Monday morning, March 12th.

SESSION 1:
A Bill to Improve the Quality of Society in the United States
SV Bill 101
Sponsored by: Marisa Werner

Section 1: Be It Enacted by the Student Congress here assembled that all currently graduating and future graduates of high schools in the United States be required a twelve-month volunteer certificate in order to graduate with a high school diploma or General Education Diploma. Hours must be completed with certified 501c3 Organization(s). The twelve-month volunteer certificate must be logged and validated during, before, or a year directly following their ‘senior’ year of schooling is completed.
Section 2: A ‘twelve- month volunteer certificate’ shall be defined as a certificate validated by the student’s county school district superintendent and signed by the 501c3 Non-Profit Organization(s) upon the completion their logged 416 hours of volunteer services.

Section 3: This shall be enforced by the Department of Education.

Section 4: No Funding needed.

Section 5: This bill will go into effect at the start of the Class of 2022 freshman year of high school.

Section 6: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill shall be considered null and void.

Abolish Marriage License
SV Bill 102
Sponsor: Sen. Lauren Lemmon

Section 1: Be it hereby enacted by the Student Congress here assembled that the Federal Government will require all states to abolish the Marriage License.

Certificates of Marriage will be issued by the church to the state.

Section II:

Marriage License: A marriage license is an official document that you need in order to get married.

Church: a Protestant church that accepts the Bible as the only source of true Christian faith

Section III: No funding necessary.

Section IV: Department of Justice.

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

Bill on Teachers Carrying Hand Guns in the State of Tennessee
SV Bill 103
Sponsor: Sen. Daysha Boles

Section One: Be it enacted by this student congress that teachers in Tennessee will be allowed to carry hand guns with a specific gun permit called TSSDP, thus meaning that they must have this permit to be able to carry during school hours. To be able to receive this permit they must complete a TSSDP form be willing to allow authorities to perform a background check, have a gun course. Once they have been accepted they will be expected to have their permit on them always.
To be able to receive this permit the teacher must have no mental health issues that require medication in for the person to be emotional stable. The teacher will be required to fill this out on their TSSDP form as well as name, age, gender. The gun course required for this permit will include 10 or more tactile hours.
Section Two: Definitions:
A. TSSDP will be defined as Teacher Self and Student Defense Permit
B. TSSDP Form will be defined as the piece of paper that the government gives them that they must fill out in order to receive a TSSDP
C. Mental Health will be defined as any neurological disorder excluding ADD, ADHD, and PTSD
Section 3: Funding will fall under will the TSSDP cost of twenty-five dollars.
Section 4: This bill will be enforced by the State of Tennessee Law Enforcement. Teachers found in violation of this law or putting false information on their TSSDP form will be fined a maximum of five-thousand dollars and up to one year in jail.
Section 5: This bill will be effective in the beginning of the next school year.
Section 6: All other laws are now declared null and void.

A Bill to Abolish Daylight Savings Time for Tennessee
SV Bill 104
Sponsor: Sen. Braeden Farley

Section 1: Be it enacted that the state of Tennessee will not, nor its residents nor businesses observe daylight savings time.

Section 2: Daylight savings time is defined as the practice of setting the clock forward by one hour on the second Sunday on March and setting the clock back one hour on the first Sunday of November.

Section 3: This bill will be enforced by the Tennessee State Government.

Section 4: This bill will go into effect at the next daylight savings time clock change after passage of the bill.

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

A Resolution to End the Ban on Wine and Liquor Sales on Sundays
SV Res. 105
Sponsor: Sen. Benjamin Murray

Whereas the sale of wine and liquor is legal on every other day of the week

And whereas the prohibition of wine and liquor sales on Sundays accomplishes absolutely nothing

And whereas the sale of all other forms of alcohol are legal on every day of the week

Be it resolved that wine/ liquor sales shall be legal on Sundays.

Gun Control Reform
SV Bill 106
Sponsor: Sen. Brenden Lemmon

Let it be enacted that:

Section 1 The age threshold for the purchasing for purchasing a handgun be lowered from
twenty-one years of age to eighteen years of age. The age threshold for carry permits shall be lowered to match the aforementioned purchase threshold.

Section 2: Handgun: a firearm (such as a revolver or pistol) designed to be held and fired with one hand. Carry permit: a license to carry a handgun on one's person.

Section 3: No extra funding necessary.

Section 4: This bill is to be enforced by the Tennessee State Government and local law enforcement. This bill will come into effect at the beginning of the next fiscal year.

Section 5: Any and all laws or parts of laws contradictory to this bill shall henceforth be declared null and void.

A BILL TO PHASE OUT THE USE OF PRIVATE PRISONS
SV Bill 107
Sponsor: Sen. Collin Myers

BE IT ENACTED BY THIS CONGRESS THAT:
1. Section 1: The state of Tennessee will phase out the use of private prisons and/or for-profit 2. prisons. Beginning January 1, 2019, and every year for 5 years thereafter, the state of 3. Tennessee will reduce the number of prisoners in private prisons by 20% until the use of 4. private prisons is completed phased out.
5. Section 2: A private prison or for-profit prison shall be defined as a place in which 6. individuals are physically confined or incarcerated by a third party that is contracted by a 7. government agency. Phase out shall be defined as the act of discontinuing a process or 8. project.
9. Section 3: The Tennessee Department of Corrections shall be charged with the 10. implementation of this bill.
11. Section 4: All other laws in conflict with this new policy shall hereby declared null and 12. void.

A Bill Regarding Tennessee Standardized Testing
SV Bill 108
Sponsor: Sen. Jaime Christley

Section 1: Be it enacted by this student congress here assembled the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) will be eliminated. Any testing done within a school will be left up to the discretion of each local school board.

Section 2: Definitions - Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) is the standardized testing program used in public schools in Tennessee. Eliminate is to completely remove or get rid of something.

Section 3: Funding - no funding necessary.

Section 4: Enforcement - Tennessee Department of Education

A Bill to Prevent Automobile Fatalities in Tennessee
SV Bill 109
Sponsor: Sen. Alli Dudley

Section 1: BE IT ENACTED by the student congress here assembled that upon registration for automobile licenses the person will take a written ‘mental evaluation’ administered and interpreted by a psychologist.
Section 2: Definitions:
A. Mental checkup shall be defined as: A written psychological evaluation quiz that confirms a person’s mental health is acceptable for operation of an automobile.
B. Automobile licenses shall be defined as: All classes of automobile license.
Section 3: This bill shall go into effect upon January 1st, 2019.
Section 4: The Tennessee Department of Drivers Services shall enforce this bill.
Section 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Promote the Health of Children in Tennessee’s Public Schools
SV Bill 110
Sponsor: Sen. Ashley Mueller

Section 1: BE IT ENACTED by the student congress here assembled that all Tennessee public schools are banned from offering chocolate and strawberry milk flavors for student consumption. In addition to any other beverages offered, only white milk will be available.
Section 2: Definitions:
A. White milk shall be defined as: Pasteurized and homogenized milk without added flavorings or excessive sugars.
Section 3: This bill shall go into effect upon August 1st, 2018.
Section 4: The Tennessee Department of Education will enforce all aspects of this bill.
Section 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Resolution Regarding Foster Care in America
SV Res. 111
Sponsor: Open

Whereas, stability and love promote the success and well-being of children,

And whereas, the current foster care system in America is disregarding a child’s happiness through lack of consistent family structure,

Be it resolved, a change should be made in the American foster care system.

SESSION 2:
A Resolution to Change the Name of Arbor Day
SV Res.201

Sponsor: Camille Floyd

1. WHEREAS, Arbor Day is a day recognized to encourage citizens to plant trees

2. and WHEREAS Trees are a great thing

3. and WHEREAS, we need to have a appropriate name for such a wonderful day

4. Therefore, BE IT RESOLVED that Arbor Day should be hereby recognized as National Happy Tree Day.

A Resolution to Promote Medicare for All
SV Res. 202

Sponsor: Sen. Luke Litz

WHEREAS, Twenty-nine million Americans today still do not have health insurance and millions more are underinsured and cannot afford the high copayments and deductibles charged by private health insurance companies;

And WHEREAS, The U.S. spends more on healthcare per person, and as a percentage of gross domestic product, than any other advanced nation in the world;

And WHEREAS, Other industrialized nations are making the morally principled and financially responsible decision to provide universal healthcare to all of their people, and they do so while saving money by keeping people healthier;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THIS STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT the United States should guarantee the right to healthcare and move towards a single-payer healthcare program.

A Bill to Abolish the FDA and the US Department of Agriculture
SV Bill 203
Sponsored by Asa J. Rentschler

Section 1: BE IT ENACTED that the Federal Food and Drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture be hereby abolished.
Section 2: This shall be accomplished by the yearly decrease of the Federal Food and Drug Administration’s and the United States Department of Agriculture’s budgets to half that of the previous year, until both are below $100,000 at which point they shall be completely disbanded. Congress shall delegate all constitutional functions that the FDA and USDA previously performed to the appropriate government agencies.
Section 3: This bill will be enforced by Congress and the President.
Section 4: This bill will need no funding.
Section 5: This bill will go into effect January 10, 2020.
Section 6: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Support Biodiversity in US Food Sources
SV Bill 204
Sponsor: Sen. Alli Dudley
Section 1: BE IT ENACTED by the student congress here assembled that upon inspection by the USDA, capybara meat can be sold in US stores for human consumption.
Section 2: Definitions:
A. USDA shall be defined as: United States Department of Agriculture
B. Capybara meat shall be defined as: meat from the animal Hydrochoeris hydrochoeris.
Section 3: This bill shall go into effect upon January 1st, 2019.
Section 4: The USDA and the FDA shall enforce all aspects of this bill.
Section 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Resolution to Spy on the NSA
SV Bill 205
Sponsor: Sen. Eleanor Israel

1. WHEREAS, the NSA, or the National Security Agency is largely believed to be spying on many citizens,
2. and whereas this has been difficult to completely confirm or deny the truth or extent of the NSA’s investigative research,

3. and whereas the best way to confirm this extent or the truth of these claims is to use the NSA’s own methods against them,

4. Therefore, BE IT RESOLVED that actions should be taken to spy on the NSA to confirm or deny whether or not the NSA is spying on anyone else.

A Bill to Change the United States Government's Definition of “Human"
SV Bill 206
Sponsor: Sen. Cyler Crandall

Section 1: Be it enacted that the federal government of the United States shall
recognize a new definition of the word “human,” to be applied to U.S. code title 1
chapter 1 section 8, and all future and present legislative, executive, and judicial
decisions. The new definition is as follows, That a “Person,” “human being,” “child,” and
“individual,” shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born
alive at any stage of development, that the infant shall also be so considered at any of
the stages prior to being born alive, so long as it is capable of being distinguished from
his or her mother .Also, that section c. of U.S. code title 1 chapter 1 section 8 be completely and utterly abolished, as it states that, ”Nothing in this section shall be construed to affirm, deny, expand, or contract any legal status or legal right applicable to any member of the species homo sapiens at any point prior to being “born alive” as defined in this section.”

Section 2: Definitions:
Born alive: With respect to a member of the species homo sapiens, means the complete expulsion or extraction from his or her mother of that member, at any stage of development, who after such expulsion or extraction breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut, and regardless of whether the expulsion or extraction occurs as a result of natural or induced labor, cesarean section, or induced abortion.

Section 3: No funding is necessary as this plan is purely legislative.

Section 4: Enforcement of this bill shall come from along with any additional
governmental agencies necessary to fulfill the above mandates
.
Section 5: All other laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby
declared null and void.

A Bill to Abolish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
SV Bill 207

Sponsor: Sen.Colleen McAlister

Section I: Be it hereby enacted by the Student Congress here assembled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) be abolished.

Section 2:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): The EPA is the federal agency tasked with writing and enforcing regulations regarding human health and the environment.

Section 3:
No funding necessary.

Section 4:
The Executive branch of the United States Federal Government.

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

A Bill to Enact Universal Gun Background Checks
SV Bill 208
Sponsor: Sen. Maddie Farley
Section 1: Be it enacted that universal background checks be put in place.
Section 2: Universal gun laws are defined as laws that require background checks for all gun sales, including gun shows, licensed sellers, private transactions, etc.
Section 3: This will be enforced by the FBI.
Section 4: No funding is needed.
Section 5: All bills or parts of bills in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Legalize the Growth of Hemp in the United States
SV Bill 209
Sponsor: Senator Braeden Farley

Section 1: Be it enacted that the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 shall be passed. This bill removes hemp from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act, legalizing the growth of hemp in the United States.

Section 2: Hemp shall be defined as the non-psychoactive (less than 1% THC) varieties of Cannabis sativa L.

Section 3: No funding is necessary.

Section 4: This bill will be enforced by the United States Department of Agriculture

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

A BILL TO IMPLEMENT RIGHT-TO-TRY
SV Bill 210
Sponsored by Senator Collin Myers

BE IT ENACTED BY THIS CONGRESS THAT:

1. Section 1: Patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness shall be allowed to try 2. experimental therapies/drugs that have completed Phase 1 testing but have not been
3. approved by the F DA. All other treatment options must be exhausted.
4. Section 2: Terminal Illness is an incurable disease that cannot be adequately treated and
5. is reasonably expected to result in the death of the patient within a short period of time.
6. Section 3: No funding is needed to implement this bill.
7. Section 4: This bill shall take effect immediately after passage.
8. Section 5: The implementation of this bill shall be overseen by the U.S. Department
9. of Health and Human Services.
10. Section 6: All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.

A Resolution to Switch America to the Metric System
SV Res. 211
Sponsor: Sen. Benjamin Murray

Whereas The rest of the world uses the metric system

And Whereas The Imperial system the United States currently uses is overly complex and inefficient

And Whereas Children are required to learn both the Imperial and Metric system anyway

Be it Resolved that America should switch to the Metric System

SESSION 3:

A Bill to Repeal the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards (CAFE)
SV Bill 301
Sponsor: Sen. Avian Hall

Section 1. Be it enacted that Chapter 329 of Title 49 of the US Code the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards (CAFE) be repealed.
Section 2. CAFE Standards are EPA’s standards that apply to passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles, in MYs 2017 through 2025. The final standards are projected to result in an average industry fleetwide level of 54.5 miles per gallon.
Section 3. No funding is necessary because this bill is legislative in nature.
Section 4. Enforcement National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Section 5. All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Resolution to Legalize Medical Marijuana
SV Res.302
Sponsor: Steven Errico

WHEREAS: The opioid crisis claims more and more lives every day,
and Whereas there have been exactly zero cases of marijuana overdose,
and Whereas the drug war has been an utter failure,

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: Marijuana should be classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency as a Schedule II substance and legalized for medical use with a doctor’s prescription.

A Bill to Tax Genetically Modified Food
SV Bill 303
Sponsor: Sen. Ashley Mueller
Section 1: BE IT ENACTED by the student congress here assembled that any food products that contain genetically modified ingredients are taxed an additional 1.5% ‘GMO’ tax upon purchase at any US grocery store. This GMO tax will be referred to informally as the ‘Tammy tax’.
Section 2: Definitions:
A. Genetically modified ingredient shall be defined as: any organism that has been genetically altered and used in a food product.
B. Grocery store shall be defined as: stores that sell products for human consumption.
C. Food products: packaged food intended for human consumption.
Section 3: This bill shall go into effect upon January 1st, 2019.
Section 4: The Food and Drug administration will enforce this bill.
Section 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Abolish Federal Funding for the National Endowment of the Arts
SV Bill 304
Sponsor: Sen. Maddie Farley
Section 1: Be it enacted that all federal funding for the National Endowment of the Arts is ended.
Section 2: The NEA is defined as an independent agency of the United States federal government that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence.
Section 3: This bill will be enforced by the department of the treasury
Section 4: No funding is needed.
Section 5: All bills of parts of bills in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Support Net Neutrality
SV Bill 305
Sponsor: Sen. Eleanor Israel

1. BE IT ENACTED that the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, will reinstate it’s 2015 net neutrality laws.

2. These net neutrality laws will be defined as those that require internet service providers to provide equal access to all materials as opposed to giving some preferential treatment and that prohibited providers from giving preferential “fast lane” to higher paying customers and from slowing or blocking transmission of data to users based on the contents of that data, the sole requirement being that the data is legal.
The FCC is defined as the Federal Communications Commission.
3. No funding will be necessary for the implementation of this bill.

4. This bill will be enforced by the FCC.
5. All laws or other parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Cut Federal Aid to California
SV Bill 306
Sponsor: Senator Asa J. Rentschler

Section 1: Be it enacted by the student congress here assembled that no more federal aid be given to the Government of the state of California.

Section 2: Federal aid shall be defined as money, personnel, or services performed in or given by the USFG to the state of CA which are not appropriated for use by the government of CA.

Section 3: This bill shall be enforced by Congress and the President. No funding is necessary for this bill.

Section 4: This bill shall go in to effect 90 days after its passing.

Section 5: No funding is needed.

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

A Resolution to Amend the Fifth Amendment
SV Res. 307
Sponsor: Sen. Luke Litz

WHEREAS, the right to private property is a human right;

And WHEREAS, currently the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution allows private property to be taken for “public use”;

And WHEREAS, this provision has often been abused to provide public wants, rather than public needs;

And WHEREAS, human rights should only be violated if it is absolutely necessary to uphold something that is needed by the public;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THIS STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED that the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution should be amended by replacing the term “public use” with “public needs”.

Bill on Third Generation Naturalized Citizenship in The United States
SV Bill 308
Sponsor: Sen. Marisa Werner

Section One: Be it enacted by the student congress here assembled that all Non-naturalized citizenship programs shall be abolished, thus meaning all foreign immigrants desiring entry into the United States may do so with a visa or form of residency. Any 3rd generation United State born visa or residency holder may attain naturalized citizenship. United States citizens including those who have attained non-naturalized citizenship that were born before the date of the passage of this bill shall be considered a 3rd generation naturalized citizen. Any United States naturalized citizen that creates offspring, the offspring will be granted naturalized citizenship status. Anyone born in the United States after passage of bill must prove with a birth certificate that they are a 3rd generation born in the United States to obtain citizenship.
Section 2: Definitions:
A: 3rd ‘Generation naturalized citizen’ will be defined as the 3rd direct descendant being born consecutively in the United States.
B: ‘Non-naturalized citizenship program’ will be defined as gaining citizenship by passing a citizenship test.
Section 3: Funding will fall under the current budget for the Department of Homeland Security.
Section 4: This bill will be enforced by the Department of Homeland Security.
Section 5: This bill will effective immediately.
Section 6: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Eradicate the Davis-Bacon Act
SV Bill 309
Sponsor: Sen. Benjamin Murray

Section One: The Davis-Bacon act of 1931 and all subsequent legislation intended to add to or clarify the purpose of said act will be repealed

Section Two: The Davis-Bacon act shall be defined as the legislation found in Title 40 Subtitle II Chapter 31 Subchapter IV Section 3141-3148

Section Three: No Funding Necessary

Section Four: This bill will be enforced by Congress, the President and the Department of Labor

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

A BILL TO ESTABLISH UNIFORM GUN RIGHTS THROUGHOUT THE NATION BY CREATING CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY
SV Bill 310
Sponsor: Sen. Collin Myers

BE IT ENACTED BY THIS CONGRESS THAT:
1. Section 1: A person who is not prohibited by Federal Law from possessing, transporting, or 2. receiving a firearm, who is carrying a valid ID and who is carrying a valid Concealed Carry 3. License which is issued by a state, can carry or transport a pistol in all 50 states, Districts or 4. Territories.
5. Section 2: Valid ID shall be defined as any photo identification, such as a driver’s license
6. or non-driver identification card, issued by the subject’s state of residence.
7. Section 3: This Legislation needs no funding and will go into effect January 1st, 2019.
8. Section 4: The A.T.F. will oversee the implementation of this bill.
9. Section 5: All other laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Abolish the Draft
SV Bill 311
Sponsor: Senator Braeden Farley

Section 1: Be it enacted that the Selective Service System shall be abolished. All funds appropriated to this program shall be redirected to the discretionary spending of the federal budget. All persons penalized for violating the requirements of the system shall receive amnesty from any punishment.

Section 2: Penalized shall be defined as facing punishment such as denial of student loans. Amnesty shall be defined as an official pardon for violations of the law in the past.

Section 3: No funding is necessary for this bill.

Section 4: This bill shall be enforced by the Department of Defense and all other necessary bodies.

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