2017 East Los Angeles NSDA Congress Tournament
Dates: 3/25/2017

SENATE will set their agenda for the day using the 4 bills below


Round 1

A Resolution to Require the President to Have Past Military Service
1. WHEREAS, One of the president’s jobs is Commander in Chief; and
2. WHEREAS, In presidential elections since 1992, the presidential candidate with the
3. lesser military experience has won the election1; and
4. WHEREAS, Greater military experience for the president would lead to better decision
5. making in both training of the military, foreign policy, and war
6. implementation2; and
7. WHEREAS, Recently, the United States has been threatened by military threats such as
8. ISIS and other terrorist organizations that stress the need for crucial
9. military decisions; now, therefore be it
10. RESOLVED, That the Student Congress here assembled would require that the President
11. of the United States to have military service.

House Round 2

A Bill to Regulate Private and Public Development on Native American Lands
2. SECTION 1. In order to protect Native American sovereignty, public, or private
3. development on all native lands must be approved by a board of elected
4. Native American officials beforehand.
5. A. This board will be established after the passing of this legislation.
6. B. Each federally recognized tribe will be required to elect an official.
7. SECTION 2. According to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Native American lands will be
8. defined as all Federal Indian Reservations: an area of land reserved for a
9. tribe or tribes under treaty or other agreement with the United States1.
10. SECTION 3. The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) will oversee the
11. enforcement of this bill.
12. SECTION 4. This bill will be implanted as of January 1, 2018.
13. SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.

House Supersession #1 

A Bill to Require Solar Panels on New Residential Buildings to
Decrease the Consumption of Energy
2. SECTION 1: All newly constructed residential buildings are required to have functional
3. solar panels.
4. SECTION 2: Newly constructed residential buildings are defined in this bill as any
5. constructed object that requires electricity, water, or gas in a residentially
6. zoned area after the implementation of this bill. Functional solar panels are
7. defined as panels or units that transfer solar energy into electricity.
8. SECTION 3: The Environmental Protection Agency will oversee the enforcement of
9. this bill. Infractions of this bill will result in a monthly $50.00 fine.
10. A. Residential buildings located in densely shaded areas will be exempt
11. from the monthly fine in a case-by-case manner.
12. B. Residential buildings belonging to a neighborhood association that does
13. not all solar panels will also be exempt from the monthly fine.
14. SECTION 4: This bill will be put into effect immediately upon its passage.
15. SECTION 5: All laws and statutes in conflict with this legislation are hereby deemed
16. null and

House Supersession #2

 A Bill to Divert Government Subsidies to Nuclear Energy
2. SECTION 1: The Department of Energy will increase government subsidies to nuclear
3. energy in order to build and improve more nuclear plants by diverting
4. $2.95 billion from other energy subsidies. This would be accomplished by
5. diverting 20% of fossil fuel’s $3.5 billion ($700 thousand) and 30% of
6. renewable energy’s $7.3 billion ($2.25 billion).
7. SECTION 2: Nuclear energy is energy resulting from the use of nuclear reactions used
8. to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant. A nuclear plant is a thermal
9. power station in which the heat source is a nuclear reactor in which the
10. heat is used to generate steam which drives a steam turbine connected to
11. an electric generator which produces electricity, and is connected to the
12. energy grid. Energy subsidies are a sum of money granted by the
13. government to assist an energy industry so that the price of a commodity
14. of service may remain low or competitive and/or help develop the
15. industry.
16. SECTION 3: Enforcement will be overseen by the Department of Energy (DoE).
17. SECTION 4: Implementation of this bill will take place on October 1, 2019.
18. SECTION 5: All laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void


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