Princeton Legislation - John Paul II HS

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Princeton Legislation - John Paul II HS

A Bill Concerning the Reformation of the Draft

1. Be it enacted by the Student Congress here assembled that:

2. Whereas: Women have all rights and privileges’ that of men.

3. Whereas: Women should have the same obligation as men to join the

4. draft board.

5. Whereas: Obligation is defined as a right and duty to something or

6. someone. Draft Board is defined as a board of civilians charged with

7. registering, classifying, and selecting persons for U.S. military

8. service.

9. Whereas: The government agency responsible for the enforcement of this

10. bill is the Selective Service. Enforcement of this bill will remain the

11. same for women as it is for men.

12. Whereas: The agency charged with maintaining registrations will remain

13. the same, therefore, No additional funding will be required.

14. Resolve: Effected January 1, 2012 all Females must register for the

15. selective services by their 18 th birthday, and maintain registration

16. until their 30 th birthday. In the event of a draft, females would be

17. eligible to be included in the lottery, with males and receive no

18. preferential treatment.

19. All laws in conflict with this legislation are here by declared null and void.

Submitted by

Princeton High School


Resolution Concerning Media Cover of High Profile Cases

1.Whereas: court cases like that of Casey Anthony have resulted in harassment,

2. death threats, and actual attacks toward those on trial from the public aware

3. of the trial, and

4. Whereas: when the media provides extra coverage or national coverage, it

5. creates a wider public range of animosity and no chance of those declared

6. innocent to move on after the trial into a normal life, and

7. Whereas: newscasters who provide their own opinion towards guilt only fuels

8. the public’s view more and promotes an escalation of public rage, and

9.Whereas: such media coverage has a greater effect not just on the one on trial,

10. but also on “look-alikes” who also get attacked by the public, and

11. Whereas: if the media’s coverage were limited in high profile cases, those who

12. are declared innocent would have a better opportunity of moving on from

13. the trial, as is their right, and

14. Whereas, the defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty, and

15. therefore still has the rights of privacy.

16. Therefore, be it resolved by the Student Congress here assembled that:

17. Media coverage of a trial should be limited in high profile cases to the

18. facts of the trial is taking place, but the actual trial shall not be aired until

19. after a guilty verdict, and newscasters should refrain from personal

20. speculation on the trial until after a guilty/not guilty verdict is read.

Submitted by

Princeton HS


A Resolution on Texas Oil

1.Whereas, over half of the oil we, as the United States, use is imported (57%),

2. and our dependence will increase

3. Whereas, the United States and other petroleum importing countries can expect

4. further tensions and perhaps conflicts related to the vast quantities of oil that

5. underlie the Middle East

6. Whereas, non-OPEC oil production peaks and starts declining, control over

7. global oil supply, including both availability and price, will inevitably shift

8. to the OPEC producers

9. Whereas, Oil price shocks and price manipulation by OPEC have cost our

10. economy dearly, about $1.9 trillion from 2004 to 2008, and each major

11. shock was followed by a recession.

12. Whereas, Texas produces about 400 million barrels of crude oil annually and

13. numbers can highly exceed this point; now,

14. Therefore, be it RESOLVED, By the Student Congress here assembled that:

15 Texas increases its’ annual oil output by 60% allowing any and all drilling to

16. occur within the state.

Submitted by

Princeton HS


1 A Resolution to Eliminate Standardized Testing

2 WHEREAS, Texas is currently basing education systems on the standardized testing, and

3 WHEREAS, The removal of standardized tests would eliminate the need of educational

4 focus on standardized testing material allowing teachers to focus on other school

5 curriculum, and

6 WHEREAS, The No Child Left Behind Act was created because of standardized testing which

7 hinders teaching by causing teachers to stop class when students are distracting the class,

8 WHEREAS, standardized testing does NOT show individual intellect, and

9 WHEREAS, school funding is based on the results of standardized tests meaning some

10 schools do not receive sufficient funding, and

11 WHEREAS, standardized tests have no role in decision’s as to whether a student advances to

12 a university or college level education,

13 WHEREAS, the No Child Left Behind Act has not brought any improvement in public

14. education; now therefore be it

15 RESOLVED, the Student Congress here assembled should eliminate standardized testing.

Submitted by

Princeton High School


A Resolution to Maintain Daylight Savings Time throughout

the State of Texas.

1. WHEREAS: Twice a year citizens of Texas must readjust their clocks due to

2. current Daylight Savings time procedures, and

3. WHEREAS: Daylight Savings Time saves energy due to more light in the

4. evening hours, and

5. WHEREAS: During Daylight Savings Time people shop more and therefore

6. spur economic growth, and

7. WHEREAS: Americans prefer Daylight Savings Time so that they can carry

8. out their activities in the evening,

9. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: By the Student Congress here

10. assembled that the State of Texas remain on Daylight Savings Time

11. throughout the entire year.

Respectfully submitted by THEO


A Resolution to Maintain Daylight Savings Time throughout

the State of Texas.

1. WHEREAS: Twice a year citizens of Texas must readjust their clocks due to

2. current Daylight Savings time procedures, and

3. WHEREAS: Daylight Savings Time saves energy due to more light in the

4. evening hours, and

5. WHEREAS: During Daylight Savings Time people shop more and therefore

6. spur economic growth, and

7. WHEREAS: Americans prefer Daylight Savings Time so that they can carry

8. out their activities in the evening,

9. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: By the Student Congress here

10. assembled that the State of Texas remain on Daylight Savings Time

11. throughout the entire year.

Respectfully submitted by THEO


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A RESOLUTION PROHIBITING “CLEAN COAL” TECHNOLOGY

Whereas, coal mining destroys mountains and natural areas, and;

Whereas, “clean coal” technology is too expensive, and;

Whereas, “clean coal” wastes more water than ordinary coal factories, and;

Whereas, “clean coal" mining and transportation releases many greenhouse gases, and;

Whereas, it distracts from better, cleaner alternatives, and;

Whereas, the burning of coal, a fossil fuel, has been shown to be one of the principal

causes of anthropogenic climate change and global warming, and;

Whereas, renewable energy can replace coal.

Be it therefore resolved by this congress assembled that

1. Federal support of “clean coal” research will be immediately discontinued.

2. No Federal license for “clean coal” technology will be issued.

3. Those licenses currently issued will be withdrawn over a period of one year.

4. The Environmental Protection Agency will be the agent of action to reinvest the money

allocated to “clean coal” technology into alternative energy sources.

Respectfully submitted,

Mexia Delegation


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A BILL TO BAN THE WEARING OF MUSLIM HIJAB

Section 1. Hijab defined: The covering of everything except the face, feet and hands in

public.

Section 2. No person shall be allowed to dress covering everything except the face, feet and

hands in public (Hijab).

Section 3. Conviction for the first offense will be a two hundred ($200) dollar fine.

Conviction for the second offense will be an amount not to exceed one thousand ($1000)

dollars and ninety (90) days in jail. Conviction for the third offense and every offense

thereafter will result in an amount not to exceed fifty thousand ($50,000) dollars and five (5)

years in jail.

Section 4. All federal, state, and local law enforcement officials shall be required to enforce

this act.

Section 5. Failure of any federal, state or local law enforcement official to enforce this act

shall be cause to vacate his or her office.

Section 6. This act will be in full for and effect July 1, 2012.

Respectfully submitted,

Mexia Delegation


A BILL PROHIBITING THE CREATION OR ENFORCEMENT OF HATE

CRIMES

1 Section 1. Hate Crime defined: any of various crimes (as assault or defacement of property)

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when motivated by hostility to the victim as a member of a group (as one based on color,

creed, gender, or sexual orientation).

Section 2. It shall be unlawful for any local or state government to pass and/or attempt to

enforce any crime based on the definition of Section 1.

Section 3. Any legislation currently in effect is declared null and void.

Section 4. Any state government failing to comply with this law shall forfeit all federal

payments for any block grant or any other federal funds.

Section 5. Any state allowing any local government within its state to pass “hate crimes”

legislation shall forfeit all federal payments for any block grant or any other federal funds.

Section 6. Any federal, state or local individual attempting to undermine the intent of this

law shall be deem materially guilty of committing a federal felony and be liable for a fine

not to exceed $20,000 and/or sentenced to a federal prison for not more than 10 years.

Section 7. The Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, shall enforce this legislation.

Section 8. This legislation shall be effective as of August 1, 2012.

Respectfully submitted,

Mexia Delegation


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A RESOLUTION TO ABOLISH THE TWO-PARTY SYSTEM

Whereas, the ideologies of two-party systems are no longer clear cut

,and;

Whereas, the two-party system excludes third parties

,and;

Whereas, multi-party systems tend to produce coalition governments

,and;

Whereas, diverse opinions are suppressed in a two-party system.

Be it therefore resolved by this congress that:

1. All political parties shall be abolished.

2. Affiliation with a political party shall be cause to surrender the office the offender holds.

3. No political contributions may be received by a political party.

4. No disbursements of funds may be made by a political party.

Respectfully submitted,

Mexia Delegation


Introduced by John Paul II High School, Plano, TX


1. WHEREAS, Texas legislators cut 5 Billion dollars in education funding; and,

2. WHEREAS, this decrease will severely hamper the effectiveness of school programs;

and,

3. WHEREAS, schools have chosen to cut the budgets of extracurricular programs to offset

funding cuts; and

4. WHEREAS, teachers who sponsor extracurricular activities are now paying for much of

the program’s expenses themselves; and,

5. WHEREAS, if extracurricular activities are cut entirely, Texas ‘students will be deprived

of activities that teach them invaluable life-lessons; and,

6. WHEREAS, legislators in Texas have forgotten about the importance of education; and,

7. WHEREAS, without a properly funded education, students in Texas will fall behind

other states with properly funded education; and,

8. WHEREAS, without a properly funded education, students in Texas will perform much

more poorly in life; and,

9. WHEREAS, Texas prides itself on being one of the most competitive states in the

country; therefore, be it,

10. RESOLVED, by the Congress here assembled that the Great State of Texas should

acknowledge the importance of Education in Texas

.Introduced by North Lamar High school


Caleb Cade Brownsboro HS


A Bill To Protect Children

1. Be it enacted by the student congress here assembled that:

2. Parents who have been convicted of abusing or neglecting their children will submit to

monthly drug testing in order to maintain custody rights

3. Whereas: Individuals under the influence of illegal drugs are not able to parent

effectively, And Whereas: Individuals under the influence of illegal drugs are proven to

be more violent and/or negligent towards their children, And

4. Whereas: Keeping children safe is of high priority,

5. Be it resolved: Child Protective Services and local law enforcements agencies will

charge abusive parents who are found to be using illegal substances appropriately under

the law, and the state will take custody of the children in question.

6. Be it further resolved that: Funding for this bill will come from re-appropriations of

existing child protective money and from and increased tax, and public relations

campaigns will be run by the National Ad Council to inform citizens who are affected by

the legislation.

Respectfully submitted,

Vanguard College Preparatory School


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WHEREAS, Texas legislators cut 5 Billion dollars in education funding; and,

WHEREAS, this decrease will severely hamper the effectiveness of school programs;

and,

WHEREAS, schools have chosen to cut the budgets of extracurricular programs to offset

funding cuts; and

WHEREAS, teachers who sponsor extracurricular activities are now paying for much of

the program’s expenses themselves; and,

WHEREAS, if extracurricular activities are cut entirely, Texas ‘students will be deprived

of activities that teach them invaluable life-lessons; and,

WHEREAS, legislators in Texas have forgotten about the importance of education; and,

WHEREAS, without a properly funded education, students in Texas will fall behind

other states with properly funded education; and,

WHEREAS, without a properly funded education, students in Texas will perform much

more poorly in life; and,

WHEREAS, Texas prides itself on being one of the most competitive states in the

country; therefore, be it,

RESOLVED, by the Congress here assembled that the Great State of Texas should

acknowledge the importance of Education in Texas.

Introduced by North Lamar High School


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WHEREAS, Freedom of religion is guaranteed to every citizen of this country through

the first amendment; and

WHEREAS, freedom from religious persecution was a major reason for migration to this

country; and

WHEREAS, millions are forced to practice their religion in fear of religious

persecution; and

WHEREAS, just because one practices a certain religion is no reason to discriminate

against that one; and

WHEREAS, politicians and media analysts pompously wave about a Christian flag

saying that everyone should follow in their footsteps; and

WHEREAS, freedom of choice is a universal human right that cannot be taken away

from anyone, regardless of race, or beliefs; and

WHEREAS, disagreements on which religion is “better” only lead to more hatred and

conflict; and

WHEREAS, religious freedom would lead to a more tolerant, understanding country and

less hatred ; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, By the Congress here assembled that religious freedom be acknowledged

and understand that Christianity is not the dominant religion in the United

States.

Introduced by North Lamar High School


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WHEREAS, 70% of college students graduate with significant student debt, the average

being more than $20,000; and

WHEREAS, 40% of students graduate with unmanageable levels of debt; and

WHEREAS, These figures are higher for low-income and minority students; and

WHEREAS, Over the past twenty years, students have begun to shoulder increasingly

more of the cost of college degrees; and

WHEREAS, A college degree is worth 75% more than a high school diploma, more

than $1 million over a lifetime; and

WHEREAS, Funding for Pell Grants and other forms of grants and scholarships has

declined; and

WHEREAS, Americans with college degrees are more likely to participate in the civic

process and contribute more to their communities; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Congress here assembled recommends that state and federal

governments provide increased funding for college degrees; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That students whose family income falls below the poverty

line should receive full-tuition grants.

Introduced by North Lamar High School


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RESOLVED, By two-thirds of the Congress here assembled, that the following article is

proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which

shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when

ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states within

seven years from the date of its submission by the Congress:

ARTICLE --

SECTION 1: Members of the United States Senate shall be limited to one

ten-year term of office. Members of the United States

House of Representatives shall be limited to one six-year

term of office.

SECTION 2: The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by

appropriate legislation.

Introduced by North Lamar High School.


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WHEREAS, 77% of students report being bullied in schools; and

WHEREAS, 30% of all child suicides can be directly related to bullying; and

WHEREAS, many teachers and other students stand by and do nothing to prevent

bullying; and

WHEREAS, bullying is not addressed as often as needs to be; and

WHEREAS, awareness can decrease the amount of bullying by 50%; now, therefore, be

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RESOLVED, By the Congress here assembled that schools be required to have a bully

awareness assembly every year plus short modules in the classrooms to

help bring an end to school yard bullying.

Introduced by Lindale High School


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WHEREAS, every day hundreds of illegal immigrants pass over our borders; and

WHEREAS, the number of immigrants coming through our borders has drastically

increased in the past five years; and

WHEREAS, illegal immigration has taken jobs and economic opportunity from Texans;

and

WHEREAS, the Bush administration did cut hundreds of millions of dollars of funding

for Border protection along all southern borders; and

WHEREAS, the current Obama administration has only recently asked for funding to

protect the Southern Borders; and

WHEREAS, Personnel for border protection are not well equipped nor is there enough

enforcement officials to guard all 1,254 miles; and

WHEREAS, funding is so short that miles upon miles of our border are left unguarded

daily and allow immigrants to enter our nation without ever paying taxes

and absorbing welfare dollars; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, By the Student Congress here assembled, that The United States Federal

Government in conjunction with the state of Texas will reintegrate the

proper funding for border enforcement and protection of our borders.; and

be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that all of the illegal immigrants in the state of Texas be

documented and properly removed through the means that the government

sees fit.

Introduced by Lindale High School


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BE IT ENACTED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:

1. SECTION 1. The EPA will be required to consolidate all of its annual report

forms that businesses must submit into a single consolidated report. Also,

the EPA will divide all business operations into categories of high and low

environmental impact, and regulations must be applied in a graduated

manner.

3. SECTION 2. High impact business operations will have more frequent

enforcement checks and greater regulatory stringency than low impact

businesses.

4. SECTION 3. The EPA will perform these internal reforms with direct

Congressional oversight. If the expectations of Congress are not met

within two years, then funding then the EPA will have its funding

revoked. These internal reforms will be performed with the existing

budget of the EPA, and any other funds needed will be reallocated from

enforcement efforts.

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8. SECTION 4. These reforms are to be completed by November 1, 2013

9. SECTION 5. All other laws that are in conflict with this new policy

10. shall hereby be declared null and void.

Respectfully submitted by Bellaire High School


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BE IT ENACTED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:

1. SECTION 1. The United States Department of Education will be abolished and

2. education systems will be maintained through individual school districts in

each state.

3. SECTION 2. Each state government shall be responsible for complying with the

terms of this legislation.

4. A. Distribute necessary funding to school districts within each state.

5. B. Set up additional school districts if needed.

6. SECTION 4. This law will go into effect May 28, 2012.

7. SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null

8. and void.

Respectfully submitted by Bellaire High School


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WHEREAS, Consumers pay up to 30% of the total cost out-of-pocket for prescription

drugs; and

WHEREAS, the industry exploits loopholes in the law to prevent lower price generic

drugs from reaching the market; and

WHEREAS, Congress and the current administration have failed to enact meaningful

reforms to reduce the prices Americans pay for their prescription

medication; and

WHEREAS, As a result, consumers have been forced to find their own solutions to the

high cost of prescription drugs; and

WHEREAS, In 2002, the top ten prescription drug companies netted profits of $36

billion; now, therefore, be it

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RESOLVED,

That the Student Congress here assembled should allow the

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government to use buying power to negotiate lower prescription prices on

behalf of a large population that cannot afford prescription drugs and

prevent the industry from over-pricing

Respectfully by Bellaire High School

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WHEREAS, Over 50% of illegal US-Mexico drug and arms trafficking occurs through the

Texas-Mexico border vehicle checkpoints; and

WHEREAS, Vehicle checkpoints are understaffed often underequipped to perform their duties

effectively; and

WHERAS, The US loses nearly $60 billion annually in arms and drug deals that transpire in

the United States; and

WHEREAS, The number of illegal immigrants who enter and reside in the United States has

steadily risen for several years; and

WHEREAS, The cost of illegal immigrant deportation amounts to nearly $43 billion a year;

and

WHEREAS, US Customs and Border Patrol has had finite funding with increasingly detailed

duties; and

WHERAS, Texas incurs significant losses due to illegal border crossings, and illegal activity

associated with such acts; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, By the Congress here assembled that Texas increase funding and support for

police and US Customs and Border Patrol along the Texas-Mexico border.

Introduced by Bellaire High School


Introduced by John Paul II High School, Plano, TX


Introduced by John Paul II High School, Plano, TX


1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:

2. SECTION 1. The United States will remove all military forces except for special

operations from Afghanistan.

3. SECTION 2. Priorities for special operations forces will be:






7. SECTION 3. Enforcement of this legislation will be provided by the Executive Branch

through the Department of Defense.



ii. Transitioning will begin at that time and conclude by January, 2013.

iii. Failure to secure measurable progress as determined by a bi-partisan task

force appointed by the Department of Defense consisting of civilian and

military members will result in all funding for Afghanistan being

terminated in FY 2014.

8. SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.

Introduced by John Paul II High School, Plano, TX


1 WHEREAS, Currently Texas Supreme Court Justices serve six year elected

2 terms; and

3 WHEREAS, Each Justice must raise campaign funds; and

4 WHEREAS, Justices may worry more about what their campaign donors want

5 and being reelected, rather than what is in the best interest for the

6 state; and

7 WHEREAS, Rather than elected, six of the nine current Texas Supreme Court

8 Justices were appointed; now, therefore, be it

9 RESOLVED, By two-thirds of the Congress here assembled, that the following

10 article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the state

11 of Texas, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of

12 the Constitution when the majority of state votes cast have been

13 cast in favor of the amendment:

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15 SECTION 1: Texas Supreme Court Justices will be appointed

16 by the Governor of Texas.

17 SUBPOINT A: Current Justices will finish their terms before they

18 or other judges are appointed.

19 SUPBOINT B: Justices will serve life tenure, unless they are

20 removed or retire.

21 SECTION 2: The Congress shall have power to enforce this

22 article by appropriate legislation.

Introduced by Lindale High School


1 WHEREAS, the United States Federal Budget deficit, in the last fiscal year, was

2 $1.48 trillion; and

3 WHEREAS, the United States public debt is almost $15 trillion; and

4 WHEREAS, this year, the federal government’s credit rating was downgraded

5 for the first time in its history; now, therefore, be it

6 RESOLVED, By two-thirds of the Congress here assembled, that the following

10 article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the

11 United States which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as

12 part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of

13 three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date

14 of its submission to Congress:

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16 SECTION 1: Government expenditures for any fiscal year will

17 not exceed government revenue for any fiscal year.

18 SECTION 2: Congress may waive the provisions of section 1,

19 this article for any fiscal year in which a declaration

20 of war against a nation-state is in effect or in which

21 the United States is engaged in a military conflict

22 designated as an imminent and serious threat to

23 national security and in which a majority the members

24 of each House of Congress vote in favor of doing so.

25 SECTION 3: The Congress shall have power to enforce this article

26 by appropriate legislation.

27 SECTION 4: This article shall take effect beginning with the

28 second fiscal year beginning after its ratification.

Introduced by Lindale High School


1 WHEREAS, the United States Federal Budget deficit, in the last fiscal year, was

2 $1.48 trillion; and

3 WHEREAS, the United States public debt is almost $15 trillion; and

4 WHEREAS, this year, the federal government’s credit rating was downgraded

5 for the first time in its history; now, therefore, be it

6 RESOLVED, By two-thirds of the Congress here assembled, that the following

10 article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the

11 United States which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as

12 part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of

13 three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date

14 of its submission to Congress:

15 ARTICLE --

16 SECTION 1: Government expenditures for any fiscal year will

17 not exceed government revenue for any fiscal year.

18 SECTION 2: Congress may waive the provisions of section 1,

19 this article for any fiscal year in which a declaration

20 of war against a nation-state is in effect or in which

21 the United States is engaged in a military conflict

22 designated as an imminent and serious threat to

23 national security and in which a majority the members

24 of each House of Congress vote in favor of doing so.

25 SECTION 3: The Congress shall have power to enforce this article

26 by appropriate legislation.

27 SECTION 4: This article shall take effect beginning with the

28 second fiscal year beginning after its ratification.

Introduced by Lindale High School


1 WHEREAS, the United States Federal Budget deficit, in the last fiscal year, was

2 $1.48 trillion; and

3 WHEREAS, the United States public debt is almost $15 trillion; and

4 WHEREAS, this year, the federal government’s credit rating was downgraded

5 for the first time in its history; now, therefore, be it

6 RESOLVED, By two-thirds of the Congress here assembled, that the following

10 article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the

11 United States which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as

12 part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of

13 three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date

14 of its submission to Congress:

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16 SECTION 1: Government expenditures for any fiscal year will

17 not exceed government revenue for any fiscal year.

18 SECTION 2: Congress may waive the provisions of section 1,

19 this article for any fiscal year in which a declaration

20 of war against a nation-state is in effect or in which

21 the United States is engaged in a military conflict

22 designated as an imminent and serious threat to

23 national security and in which a majority the members

24 of each House of Congress vote in favor of doing so.

25 SECTION 3: The Congress shall have power to enforce this article

26 by appropriate legislation.

27 SECTION 4: This article shall take effect beginning with the

28 second fiscal year beginning after its ratification.

Introduced by Lindale High School


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BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:

SECTION 1. The United States Government will make it mandatory that all trucks

carrying loads must be secured and covered with a tarpaulin, also known

as a tarp.

SECTION 2. Local law enforcement will have the authority to carry out and enforce the

law stated above.

SECTION 3. The penalties for a violation to this law will be as follows:

A. A warning for the remaining fiscal year of 2012 and the fiscal year of

2013.

B. A Class C Misdemeanor containing a $200 fine taking effect during

the fiscal year of 2014.

C. A Class C Misdemeanor containing a $350 fine taking effect during

the fiscal year of 2015 and continuing onward.

D. After 5 violations the penalty will be increased to a Class B

Misdemeanor accompanied with a 45 day jail sentence and a $1,000

fine.

SECTION 4. This law will take effect during the fiscal year of 2014.

SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.

Introduced by Clear Lake High School


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BE IT ENACTED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE

ASSEMBLED THAT:

SECTION 1. Medical professionals (MD’s, dentists, orthodontists, etc.)

will be allowed to practice medicine while incarcerated in prison and not be

subject to license suspension;

SECTION 2. The incarcerated physicians must be mentally stable and

qualified to work in prison environments. .

SECTION 3. A. Physicians cannot practice if they have committed

crimes involving their occupation (i.e. pill mills, etc.).

B. Physicians must be evaluated every year to see if they are still capable

of practicing medicine in a prison setting.

SECTION 4. This law will take effect within six months of passage.

SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared

null and void.

Introduced by: Clear Lake High School


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WHEREAS, the state of Texas recently made cuts to education, health care, veteran

services, and other areas of infrastructure; and

WHEREAS, these cuts were made necessary due to shrinking budgets and a lack of

economic prosperity in the state; and

WHEREAS, casino gambling could provide other forms of economic incentive and

create a boost to the Texas economy; and

WHEREAS, legalizing gambling in Texas would also create additional jobs that could

spark economic growth; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, By the Congress here assembled that the state of Texas legalize gambling

and allow the creation of casinos in the interest of saving ourselves from

more economic cuts in the future.

Introduced by Royse City HS


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WHEREAS, the No Child Left Behind Act requires teachers to teach to the test; and

WHEREAS, the No Child Left Behind Act often precludes the use of alternative forms

of student evaluations (such as portfolios and team projects); and

WHEREAS, educational officials agree that while the name sounds good, oftentimes, the

No Child Left Behind Act hurts the more academically gifted students;

and

WHEREAS, the provisions expressed by No Child Left Behind are hurting our students’

international competitiveness; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, By the Congress here assembled that the No Child Left Behind Act be

repealed in favor of legislation that better serves the interest of students

and teachers.

Introduced by Royse City High School


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WHEREAS, over 110,000 people in the United States are currently awaiting an organ

transplant; and

WHEREAS, of these over 70,000 are denoted “active” candidates; and

WHEREAS, numerous people are not organ donors because they are unfamiliar with the

process; and

WHEREAS, many people would like to be organ donors, but the bureaucracy of opting

in prevents them from achieving this status; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, By the Congress here assembled that the national organ transplant system

be switched from an opt-in system to an opt-out system.

Introduced by Royse City High School


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WHEREAS, numerous individuals who are in poverty and who receive government

assistance abuse drugs; and

WHEREAS, this assistance is meant to provide aid to help raise families, provide food to

those in need, and aid in job assistance; and

WHEREAS, the use of drugs does not facilitate this purpose; and

WHEREAS, numerous individuals in welfare programs continue to stay in welfare

programs because of drug abuse; and

WHEREAS, this continued stay results in the waste of more government and taxpayer

money; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, By the Congress here assembled that all persons who receive government

assistance of any kind be subject to produce a clean drug test before

receiving any financial assistance.

Introduced by Royse City High School

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