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2011 LEGISLATIVE INDEX Committee Chairs and Clerks Committee Assignments Proposed Legislation 2011 Bill Index


COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND CLERKS Senate A Chair: Alex Hsu, Marlboro Clerk: Aron Minkoff, Taylor Allderdice

House A Chair: Shreya Luthra, West Windsor Plainsboro South Clerk: Patrick Firth, Easton

Senate B Chair: Griffin Brodman, Manalapan Clerk: Megan Hely, Benedictine Academy

House B Chair: Emilie Burke, Benedictine Clerk: Callum Morrison, St. Mary’s Hall

Senate C Chair: Stephen Milo, Freehold Township Clerk: Ammarah Fadoo, Freehold Township

House C Chair: Louis Guerra, High Tech Clerk: Safia Ansari, Parsippany Hills

Senate D Chair: Shira Becker, Charles E. Smith Clerk: Aarushi Kumar, Secaucus

House D Chair: Nathan Taylor, Homeschoolers Clerk: Maryam Rahaman, South Brunswick

Senate E Chair: Allison Weise, Easton Clerk: Ji-Ho Park, Pine Richland

House E Chair: Chandni Sinha Das, Freehold Township Clerk: Louise Matsakis, Homeschoolers

Senate F Chair: Drew Garcia, St. Mary’s Hall Clerk: Hait Leuva, Parsippany Hills

House F Chair: Josh Leifer, Bergen County Academies Clerk: Avantika Krishna, Woodlands College Park

Senate G Chair: Aayush Agarwal, South Brunswick Clerk: Brian Lipson, Freehold Township

House G Chair: Shawn Rusterholz, Freehold Township Clerk: Simone Klein, South Brunswick

Senate H Chair: Aliza Rizvi, Watchung Clerk: Prachi Mehotra, Parsippany Hills

House H Chair: Rachel Brown, Watchung Clerk: Sahil Bambulkar, South Brunswick

Senate I Chair: Koby Omansky, Kent Place Clerk: Kevin Kay, Walt Whitman

House I Chair: Libby Heyman, Watchung Clerk: Cole Aronson, Charles E. Smith

FULL HOUSE AND SENATE CHAIRS AND CLERKS Senate I Senate II Senate III House I House II House III

Chair: Chair: Chair: Chair: Chair: Chair:

Clerk: Clerk: Clerk: Clerk: Clerk: Clerk:


SENATE AND HOUSE COMMITTEE LIST School Abington High School Abington High School Abington High School Alfred M. Barbe High School Alfred M. Barbe High School Alfred M. Barbe High School Alfred M. Barbe High School Alfred M. Barbe High School Alfred M. Barbe High School Alfred M. Barbe High School Benedictine Academy Benedictine Academy Benedictine Academy Benedictine Academy Benedictine Academy Benedictine Academy Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies Carrollton High School Carter High School Carter High School Carter High School Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Title Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative

Full Name Ava Borowski Marycate Mucshett Tiffany Jones Jacqueline Landry Kelly Jeffers Laura Bowers Lauren Johnson Madison Claudel Mariah Celestine Shyrece Celestine Alicia Onacki Anglin Thevarajah Emilie Burke Geraline Arroyo Krystal Burns Megan Hely Alex Monaco Andrew Hahm Ararat Gocmen Aton Cabelo David Zhang Denitza Golemanova Evan Garden Grace Sullivan Jared Miller Jenny Mu Jonathan Sorce Joshua Leifer Lauren Samuel Lena Chatterjee Marina Morrow Michael Mintz Miranda Wasserman Nicholas D'Angelo Olivia Iskaros Radhika Malhotra Rebecca Raub Richard Choi Sam Choi Sam Rosenblum Soobin Ahn Varsha Subramaniam Alex Maingot Brittany Nichols Lashanta Green Ramon Williams Aaron Boxerman

Committee

Position/Bill ID

F F F A A A A D A D B A B B A B F A D E H H F C C A B F G G H F G B F A G A A E A F F I I I I

602F 602F 602F

401D 401D 201B Chair/201B 201B 201B/Clerk 101A

603F

110A 603F/Chair 701G 701G

701G 603F 110A 701G 101A 101A 110A 610F


Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School Colts Neck High School DW Carter High School DW Carter High School Easton High School Easton High School Easton High School Easton High School Easton High School Easton High School Easton High School Easton High School Easton High School Easton High School Freehold Township High Freehold Township High Freehold Township High Freehold Township High Freehold Township High Freehold Township High Freehold Township High Freehold Township High Freehold Township High Freehold Township High

School School School School School School School School School School

Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Senator Senator Senator Senator Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Representative Senator

Ayal Subar Cole Aronson Dore Feith Jacob Dorn Madeline Paulson Matthew Foldi Molly Schneider Reuben Cohen Shira Becker Ashley Meagher Brianna Messina Daniel Banks Daniel Clayman Dean DeVitis Dylan Defeo Erica Tsai Gokul Mukunda Kevin Sette Matthew Conniff Maxwell Cohen Megan McAuley Nabiha Khakoo Rachel Greenberg Raza Asghar Sara Friedfertig Sarah Shah Tiffanie Qian Zachary Kane Zachary Shakked Brittany Nichols Ramon Williams Allison Weise Anne Rubin Casey Firth Hall Jump Hall Jump Katherine Reed Kolbi Stahl Patrick Firth Sarah Ann Jump Will Dawkins Alice Price Ammarah Fadoo Anisha Weimer Anna Reich Brian Lipson Brianna Mashel Bryce Escobar Chandni Sinha Das Chelsea Abowitz Danielle Exler

C I C G G D G E D G G A A A B E H G B A E H G H G E E B H H H E H H E G E H A G H C C B B G I G E C F

Clerk 703G 703G 403D

403D/Chair

102A 102A 102A 501E 808H

102A 501E 808H 808H 501E 501E 808H 802H 802H Chair

502E 502E Clerk

302C 302C/Clerk 202B 202B 702G/Clerk 902I 702G Chair 302C


Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Freehold Township High School Gloucester High School Gloucester High School Gloucester High School Gloucester High School Gloucester High School Gloucester High School Gloucester High School Gloucester High School Gloucester High School Governor Livingston High School Governor Livingston High School Governor Livingston High School Governor Livingston High School Governor Livingston High School Governor Livingston High School Governor Livingston High School Governor Livingston High School Governor Livingston High School Governor Livingston High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School

Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Senator

Doris Sheynfeld Gabrielle Alioto Gabrielle Buchbinder Heather Farrell Ian Shinbrot Jacqueline Benevento Jaime Horowitz Jenn Leung Jenna Schulman Jeremy Zullow Jon Lewis Joshua Lewkowicz Kristen Cortez Lauren Shinbrot Lydia Saltzbart Michael Harvey Mike Santitoro Nicolette Ioele Shaifali Prajapati Shawn Rusterholz Stephen Milo Ahnya Smith Ashley Ridenour Ben Check Ellen Stringer James Weisel Jessica Myers Melissa Williamson Tlyer Norris Truett Edgell Adrian Medeiros Anna Matlin Deena Alexander Eloise Gayer Janaki Chadha Jennifer Gonzalez Maggie Orton Sanya Arora Sarah Shin Will Hsu Abdel Morsey Amanda Osborn Amr Tawfik Ayah Mouktar Ben Lenz Chadni Sharma Daniel Alvarez Debbie Osborn Harry Freedman Jake Iapicca Janki Patel

C F B B F I I F F C C C I F F G C F B G C F F D F D G G F G A A D E C B D B C E B C I H B B E C G E B

302C 202B 202B 902I 902I

307C 307C 302C 902I

702G 307C 202B 702G/Chair 307C/Chair

402D 402D

209B 903I 803H 209B

710G 503E


High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School High Technology High School Holy Cross High School Holy Cross High School Holy Cross High School Holy Cross High School Holy Cross High School Holy Cross High School Holy Cross High School Holy Cross High School Holy Cross High School Holy Cross High School Holy Cross High School Holy Cross High School Holy Cross High School Holy Cross High School Immaculate Heart Academy Immaculate Heart Academy Immaculate Heart Academy Immaculate Heart Academy Immaculate Heart Academy Immaculate Heart Academy Immaculate Heart Academy Immaculate Heart Academy Immaculate Heart Academy Immaculate Heart Academy Immaculate Heart Academy Immaculate Heart Academy Kent Place School Kent Place School Kent Place School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School

Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Senator Senator Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Senator Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative

Jill Carrera Joe Simeone Julia Small Kajal Shah Louis Guerra Luis Garrido Mahikol Torres Melissa Santos Natalie Panariello Paras Patel Piotr Kulik Priya Dave Riham Ali Samantha Glass Summer Rosenfeld Adam Mack Alexandra Stankiewicz Amy Johnston Ashley Sherpinskas Brea Toth Christine Gagliardi Emily Peduto Gregory Stein Kelsey Staff Mary Rosencrance Matt Smith Megan Lemoncelli Theresa Mcandrew William Moorehead Caitlin Flynn Colleen Davis Dylan D'arpino Hannah Glaser Jenni Dume Kaila Hanley Karina Wojnar Mary Curry Natasha Vij Peggy Neary Shauna Frola Yiana Matthews Koby Omansky Melissa Beswick Samantha Calvetti Anne Fleshler Brianna Quilla Cara Daniello Caren Fitzgerald Caylee Harrington Chintav Shah Christina Floristean

C B H I C D E E D G B C E A A B F D I B I G I H F I H B D H G G H D I A A D I H H I I I F E E E E D F

803H 903I 308C/Chair

503E 710G 308C

801H

801H

801H 801H 904I/Chair 904I 904I 504E 504E 504E 504E 604F


Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Manalapan High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School

Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Senator Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator

Derek Gordon Eddie Lazar Erik Listor Grant Gallagher Griffin Brodman Harold Chen Harry Goldstein Hersh Bendre Ian Weiss Indrajit Choudhury Jade Hanley Janet Sayilik Jeffrey Tao Julia Regula Kavya Kandarpa Leon Sim Lissa Lerman Mariam Azim Meera Murti Melissa Greene Mojin Chen Mustafa Khan Nathaniel May Phil Hu Ravin Rijhsinghani Sebastian Shimmings Simrat Grewal Thomas Buffone Tom Puglisi Tyler Ahlf Val Gershteyn Vy Mukundun Zach Keenan Aayush Patel Aditi Sinha Aditya Ayakkad Alex Hsu Andrew Lee Ankita Easwar Anne Ku Deepika Ravishankar Eric Faber Erica Huang Eshani Deliwala Haley Potter Jessica Chaiken Jonathan Goldstein Jordan Goldstein Kevin Yang Kirti Nuthi Kush Joshi

B H B C B C D F B D E G C G F B I G D D G H G D I F D F F H I D B H H H A E F A C F E F D D D D A C F

209B 804H 203B 303C 210B/Chair 303C 404D 203B 504E 303C 604F 203B

404D 404D 804H

604F

804H 404D 203B 805H 805H 805H Chair 505E

605F 505E 410D 410D 410D 410D

605F


Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Marlboro High School Mills E. Godwin High School Mills. E Godwin High School Newark High School Newark High School Newark High School Newark High School North Allegheny Senior High School North Allegheny Senior High School North Allegheny Senior High School North Allegheny Senior High School North Allegheny Senior High School

Northern High School Northern High School Northern High School Northern High School Northern High School Northern High School Northern High School Northern High School Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High Parsippany Hills High

School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School

Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Senator Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative

Lauren Wartawan Michael Handel Neel Ghodasara Nikhil Nayak Rachel Kleiman Ravi Patel Rohit Ramachandran Sravya Jasti Steven Hanley Tage Das Tiffany Chen Victor Li Jasur Abdullin Shannon Lane Heath Dobson Panos Melisaris Sarah McDowell Trevor DeMonte Adam Dickter Jenny Lee Jiemin Sheng Julie Kim Taehyung Kwon Eric Vogt Erin Lotridge Gretchen Simms Kate McGowan Kyle Sherbert Marisa Pesce Richie Michi T.J Sebastian Alexis Serra Alice Lee Areta Chen Brian Feder Brian Mitchell Chase Boyle Chris Di Edwardo Eric Chao Fabian Williams Francis Mcneill Gabrielle Barone Hait Leuva Helen Wang Jalal Ansari Jennifer Wong Jess DePugh Joey Clement Jonathan Gerstl Judy Zhang Julia Ennis

B I F F D F C H I B E E A A B E E B E F F E F B B B F B F C C A H C B B C C F B A D F I D C E E D I E

605F 605F 410D 605F 805H

505E 505E 103A 103A

204B 204B 204B 606F 204B 606F 304C 304C

305C 205B 309C

205B 404D Clerk 905I 305C 506E 405D 905I 506E


Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Parsippany Hills High School Pine Richland High School Pine Richland High School Pine Richland High School Pine Richland High School Pine Richland High School Pine Richland High School Pine Richland High School Pine Richland High School Pine Richland High School Pine Richland High School Pine Richland High School Pine Richland High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School

Senator Senator Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Senator

Julie Chen Julie Ni Justin Marin Kathy Xia Kyle Stilwell Leana Adiwinarso Leigh Ann Fedkenheuer Maggie Wang Matthew Gargano Meenal Upadhyay Michael Kertesz Mittal Desai Nikolaos Caminis Paul Cepak Peter Milevski Prachi Mehrotra Rebecca Hou Richa Patel Robert Vasquez Roger Kfoury Ryan Byrne Ryan Mao Saagar Patel Safia Ansari Shruti Tadepalli Shveta Parekh Stephen Campana Steven Nadakal Suraj Shukla Yash Desai Billy Lowry Brian McWilliams Catherine Mcanney Chris Hoeg Cj Matthews Elisabeth Thomson Isaac Noel Ji-Ho Park Joel Sierra John Hanna Lucas Axiotakis Matt Baer Alyssa Collins Amy Rios Anllely Hidalgo Bryan Salzar Cristian Vides Damian Olaque Devin Recinos Devlyn Elles Djuan Gamble

H C D G B H E H E G C D C B E H F I E G C B I C G I C D F B I E C E H C E E I H I H F E G A I D C C E

806H 305C 704G 806H 506E 806H 704G 309C 309C 205B Clerk 806H 905I

309C 205B 905I 305C/Clerk 704G 905I

205B 510E 510E

510E 510E/Clerk

104A 906I 301C 301C 507E


Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Plainfield High School Port Huron Northern High School Roxbury High School Roxbury High School Roxbury High School Roxbury High School Roxbury High School Roxbury High School Roxbury High School Roxbury High School Roxbury High School Roxbury High School Roxbury High School Roxbury High School Roxbury High School Roxbury High School Roxbury High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Senator Senator Senator Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator

Elmer Veliz Emily Butler Estafani Hernandez Jada Williams Jahmid Benjamin Joel Mercado Junice Patterson Okongwu Makuachukwu Roni Menjivar Sandra Cartegena Tyler Baratt Victoria Henry Wilmer Enriquez Zakaria Darouichi Shaker Samman Allison Porcelli Ariel Mizrahi Danielle Howe David Ward Gina Pioppi Heather Landfield Jacqueline Alexander Jordan Matelsky Katie Burke Kelsey Bailey Kristen Tillyer Mansi Parikh Michelle Graham Ricky Macieko Tina Patel Alex Favreau Amanda Ho Andrew Citera Andy Murphy Angelo Chaia Austin Kwinta Christopher Cerchio Craig Gorbunoff Eli Ben-Michael Evan Cole Hollis Wang Jason Fortunato Jason Gerstenfeld Jeff Brody Jesse Charschan Jose Sanchez Kelsey Ames Luke Dodge Marc Estriplet Mark Brody Matt Monroy

F D D E H D G A H G E D D I I G F F C H I C I C H C I H G H I G G F I I H E G D H C A D B B I G H C A

409D

409D 104A

507E

906I

907I 907I

709G 709G 607F

807H 709G 807H 106A

709G 807H 106A


Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

Scranton Preparatory School Scranton Preparatory School Scranton Preparatory School Scranton Preparatory School Scranton Preparatory School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School

Senator Representative Representative Senator Senator Senator Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Senator Senator Senator Representative Representative Senator Representative

Michael Chaia Rachael Brody Robert Cerchio Russell Davis Sam Mehorter Sara Lombardi Shannon Healy Steven Klee Vikrant Ghate Zach Cohen Zachary Ciabattari Ashley Andrews Katie Bailey Lydia Karnick Olivia Knox Sarah Giampietro Aarushi Kumar Abdii Kassa Adam Nelson Adit Shah Akhmad Ernazarov Anann Shahin Angelica Barile Angielly Dominguez Bethany Mancuso Calvin Yang Camille Jessica Cunanan Catryna Flores-acosta Cristian Rivera Douglas Curdgele Dustine Finck Elisabeth Fuentes Evan Santos Fernando Gomez Gabriel Rodriguez Gabrielle Povolotsky Gerard Marra Jennifer Noureldin John Paul Foronda Kevin Corral Kristie Khoe Lauren Jackson Matthew Zavala Maximilian Ashkenazi Mohak Dave Natasha Diza Nicole Quintanilla Rahul Nagpal Ronni Chan Ryan McStowe Ryan Moreno-Vasquez

H E H G C E F A I A C A B B A B D I G C D C H G H A H E E B B H E G A F B D I E B F A B C F H G F C F

807H 807H 709G

607F 106A 106A

211B 211B 211B 411D/Clerk 705G 311C 411D 311C 705G

811H

705G 601F 411D

601F

311C 601F 705G 601F 311C 601F


Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School Secaucus High School South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High South Brunswick High

School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School

Senator Representative Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Senator

South South South South

School School School School

Senator Senator Representative Representative

Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick

High High High High

Ryan Nelson Shaine De Chavez Shaun Sengupta Shinal Kalia Steven Killawattie Thomas Abramowitz Tyler Glover Xavier Diaz Yuki Kikuyama Zac Fearon Aadya Singh Aakash Muthu Aastha Wadhwa Aayush Agarwal Abhishek Saha Akshita Gurajala Akul Bali Aleesha Kapoor Amisha Mehta Amit Manjunath Anay Khanapure Andrea Chan Ankita Dasmunshi Anna Chen Anoushka Parthasarathi Anthony Parel Anvita Tiwari Arlan Hamilton Arnesh Sahay Ashish Sathe Ashwin Kommajesula Austen Gabrielpillai Bhupali Kulkarni Chris Lim Cimrin Bhalla Danielle Roberts Dave Nacianceno Delrina Fan Eileen Young Elle Hvozdovic Eshani Dixit Felix Sun Hiten Doshi Ishaan Goel Jack Aquino Jacob Nieman Jagannadharao Buddhavarapu Jake Stern James Nirappel Jayaditya Ganji

G H D H H D C I H I D D D G B D H D C E H C C C F I F C C B E B F B B B I A G A G A G I I A

705G 811H 411D 811H 811H 411D 311C

A A I I

107A

811H

Chair 207B

306C

908I

908I 908I


South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South South

Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick

High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High

School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School School

Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Senator Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Representative Senator Senator

Jeremy Rodriguez Jerry Britto Joshua Bansal Juhi Vazirani Karen Reyes Kaustubh Kulkarni Kedar Shukla Kendrew Shum Keshav Varadachari Kirsten Gutierrez Kirtan Patel Kristina Gatchalian Kuhan Umakanthan Kunal Athreya Lin Lan Manasa Gowda Manasi Shah Maryam Rahaman Matt Leopold Meghana Bansal Mehul Salhotra Mihir Dixit Naina Kamath Nayan Sanjiv Nazeeb Chowdhury Neil Patel Neil Shah Nikhil Badami Nikhil Roy Niralee Desai Paul Gramieri Pravek Karwe Priyadarsini Raghuram Priyanka Toddywala Rahul Swaminathan Riti Khamgaonkar Robert Puzio Rohan Bhatia Rohit Curucundhi Roshan Shah Roshun Sangani Rusheil Patel Saajan Chopra Sahil Bambulkar Saikarthik Nair Sakika Sawar Sankar Shanmugam Sara Finnegan Sarah Soni Shan Ardeshna Shankhri Balaji

I I A I G H H H H H G G G E C G G D F C F E F F B B A H F E E E E E A E D E D G E D I H D D E C C C C

107A

306C

Clerk 306C 508E

207B 207B 107A

508E

107A

Clerk

508E


South South South South South

Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick Brunswick

High High High High High

School School School School School

Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator

South Brunswick High School South Brunswick High School South Brunswick High School South Brunswick High School South Brunswick High School South Brunswick High School South Brunswick High School South Brunswick High School South Brunswick High School South Brunswick High School South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers South Jersey Homeschoolers St. John's School St. John's School St. John's School St. John's School St. John's School St. John's School St. John's School St. John's School St. John's School St. John's School St. John's School St. John's School St. Mary's Hall High School St. Mary's Hall High School St. Stephen's High School

Senator Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Senator Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Senator Senator Senator Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative Representative Representative Senator Representative

Sharal Stanley Shivani Bhangley Siddhartha Bhupathiraju Simone Klein Subiksh Chandrashekar Sudarsan Pranatharthikaran Suraj Anandalwar Swami Raman Utsarga Sikder Vamika Anand Vamsi Suryadevara Varun Prabaka Vinnie Anzalone Vrishank Subramani Yatharth Dubey Alexandria Lines Angela Taylor Ben Wilson Brianna Amantia Christopher Boyajian Christopher Young Courtney Schiller Daniel Margulis Erin McConomy Imani Sanders Janey Bell Jessi Young Katie Pollock Louise Matsakis Nathan Taylor Nathan Wilson Nora Laberee Rosemary shields Seth Humeniuk Shelby Hoffman Aleksander Holynski Alexis Katz Camille Rothenberg Carolina Lugo Fagundo Daniela Licalzi Giulia Sagramoso Hannah Carrady Marla Rodriguez Paul Garrido Sebastian Sagramoso Shariann Carlo Sydney Alvarado Callum Morrison Drew Garcia Alex Kirby

B B I G B H E B I A A I A F H C F I C A D A F D D D I F E D F F F A A B F G H F A H H B A A G B F D

Clerk 207B

508E

608F

608F Clerk Chair 608F

206B

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SENATE AND HOUSE A Senate A Chair: Alex Hsu, Marlboro Clerk: Aron Minkoff, Taylor Allderdice

House A Chair: Shreya Luthra, West Windsor Plainsboro South Clerk: Patrick Firth, Easton


101A: A BILL TO CREATE A NATIONAL TUITION CAP FOR POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS Sponsored by: Senator Andrew Hahm from the Bergen County Academies Representative Richard Choi from Bergen County Academies Representative Sam Choi from the Bergen County Academies Con: Senator____ from_____ Representative ____ from _____ 102A: A BILL TO REEXAMINE FEDERAL GUN CONTROL Sponsored by: Senator Daniel Banks from Colts Neck High School Senator Maxwell Cohen from Colts Neck High School Representative Daniel Clayman from Colts Neck High School Representative Dean DeVitis from Colts Neck High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 103A: A BILL TO REFORM THE AMERICAN IMMIGRATION POLICY Sponsored by: Senator Jasur Abdullin from Mills E. Godwin High School Representative Shannon Lane from Mills E. Godwin High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 104A: A BILL TO ALLOW MILITARY SERVICE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO JAIL TIME Sponsored by: Senator Okongwu Makuachukwu from Plainfield High School Representative Bryan Salzar from Plainfield High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 105A: A BILL TO INSPECT SMALL-SCALE ANIMAL BREEDING Sponsored by: Senator Sebastian Sagramoso from Saint John's School Representative Giulia Sagramoso from Saint John's School Representative Shariann Carlo from Saint John's School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 106A: A BILL TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF NUCLEAR POWER THROUGH THE SUBSIDIZATION OF NUCLEAR POWER COMPANIES AND TAXATION OF FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCERS Sponsored by: Senator Steven Klee from Scotch Plains Fanwood High School Senator Matt Monroy from Scotch Plains Fanwood High School Representative Jason Gerstenfeld from Scotch Plains Fanwood High School Representative Zach Cohen from Scotch Plains Fanwood High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 107A: A BILL TO ENCOURAGE QUALITY EDUCATION IN K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS Sponsored by: Senator Jagannadharao Buddhavarapu from South Brunswick High School Senator Rahul Swaminathan from South Brunswick High School Representative Neil Shah from South Brunswick High School Representative Joshua Bansal from South Brunswick High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 108A: A BILL FOR QUARTERLY EVALUATIONS FOR VETERANS Sponsored by: Senator Olivia Byrd from St. Stephens High School Senator Lucy Winesett from St. Stephens High School Representative Christa Lauffenburger from St. Stephens High School Representative Laura Merritt from St. Stephens High School

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109A: A BILL FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS Sponsored by: Senator Aron Minkoff from Tayler Allderdice High School Senator Madison Heuston from Taylor Allderdice High School Representative Corryn Cawley from Taylor Allderdice High School Representative Alex Josowitz from Taylor Allderdice High School Representative Eli Gelertner from Taylor Allderdice High School

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110A: A BILL TO NOTIFY THE PUBLIC OF THE DANGERS OF ASPARTAME Sponsored by: Senator Sarah Brown from Watchung Hills Regional High School Representative Isha Khosla from Watchung Hills Regional High School Representative Allison Rietze from Watchung Hills Regional High School

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111A: A BILL TO LIMIT PORTION SIZES IN RESTAURANTS AND FOOD AND BEVERAGE CHAINS Sponsored by: Senator Soobin Ahn from Bergen County Academies Representative Jenny Mu from Bergen County Academies Representative Radhika Malhotra from Bergen County Academies Con: Senator __from__ Representative ___from___


101A: A BILL TO CREATE A NATIONAL TUITION CAP FOR POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS Sponsored by: Senator Andrew Hahm from the Bergen County Academies Representative Richard Choi from Bergen County Academies Representative Sam Choi from the Bergen County Academies College tuition costs for American students have recently been rising at extremely worrying rates. Just last year, the price to attend a four-year private college sharply rose by 6.3%, while the price to attend a four-year public college jumped by 6.6%. Coupled with the current economic slowdown, these exorbitantly expensive college tuition costs are hurting families around the United States and, as tuition is now one of the first things families look at when choosing which colleges to which to apply or attend, are discouraging America's youth from obtaining the skills that they so desperately need to be competitive in global markets. A desperately needed college tuition cap will enable more Americans to strive for a higher education, which in turn will allow the American economy to expand and the unemployment rate to drop. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

A National Postsecondary Education Finance Commission (NPEFC) be created for the purposes of determining and annually updating a tuition cap for all postsecondary educational institutions in the United States of America and its territories.

Subsection 1: The chairman of the NPEFC shall be the Secretary of Education. Subsection 2: The composition of the NPEFC, excluding the chairman, shall be as follows: the chair and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; the chair and ranking member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce; the Director and Deputy Director of the U.S. Census Bureau; three representatives of the College Board; five representatives of state education departments, determined on an annual rotational basis; ten representatives from randomly selected higher education institutions in the United States; and two additional representatives from the Department of Education. Subsection 3: The NPEFC shall meet annually in August to determine tuition caps for the following academic year. Subsection 4: A tuition cap shall be determined by a two-thirds majority of the members of the NPEFC. Should the NPEFC not reach a tuition cap within two weeks of convening, the cap proposal with the largest number of official backers will be the tuition cap for the following academic year, with postsecondary educational institutions given the option to apply for a federal grant subsidizing up to five percent of the difference between the current years' tuition and the tuition cap, the requirements for which the NPEFC shall determine in its inaugural meeting. Section 2:

The Department of Education shall be responsible for the enforcement of the tuition caps throughout the country.

Subsection 1: The Office of Tuition Auditing shall be established within the Department of Education to assist with the enforcement of tuition caps. 102A: A BILL TO REEXAMINE FEDERAL GUN CONTROL Sponsored by: Senator Daniel Banks from Colts Neck High School Senator Maxwell Cohen from Colts Neck High School Representative Daniel Clayman from Colts Neck High School Representative Dean DeVitis from Colts Neck High School After the recent tragedy in Tucson, Arizona, the nation must begin to respectfully examine the federal gun control program. In 2008 the Supreme Court case, District of Columbia v. Heller, held that a federal firearm ban is unconstitutional via the second amendment of the Constitution of the United States


of America. However an effectively enforced federal ban on automatic and semiautomatic weapons must be instituted to ensure the safety of Americans. To further ensure the safety of American citizens, a federal standard as to who is allowed to own and purchase guns must be instituted. In lieu of these gun-control programs, the right to own a handgun/rifle in the United States for protection and recreation must be protected. To deter criminals, the government must allow people to own the means to protect their family and themselves from criminal activity. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The federal gun control program will be established as follows:

Subsection 1: The executive branch of the federal government must examine all state legislation relating to gun control and standards. All those who are mentally ill, unstable or have been involved in any criminal activity above the standardized violation will not be permitted to own firearms. Subsection 2: The waiting period for all firearms will be expanded to five days. Subsection 3: All other regulations regarding the use of firearms will be subject to individual state law. Section 2:

The legalization of handguns in the United States will be enacted as follows:

Subsection 1: A federal program will be instituted to examine state laws in order to ensure that excessive regulations are not impeding citizens from obtaining the necessary means for protection against crime. Section 3:

The legalization of the concealment of handguns in the United States will be enacted as follows:

Subsection 1: The carrying of concealed weapons will be legalized for all those who have no record of criminal violation, misdemeanor, or felonies, who are established as sane and prudent people, and who receive a week-long state or federal permit to do so. Subsection 2: The legalization of the concealment of handguns will be based on state law and therefore state/federal permits will only apply for the states where that permit was received. Subsection 3: The concealment and purchasing of all handguns will be reserved for those above the age of 21. 103A: A BILL TO REFORM THE AMERICAN IMMIGRATION POLICY Sponsored by: Senator Jasur Abdullin from Mills E. Godwin High School Representative Shannon Lane from Mills E. Godwin High School Not all immigrants currently residing in the United States have chosen the legal way to gain their residence. In fact, there are about twelve million illegal immigrants currently in the U.S. Nevertheless, there are several million individuals that are "eligible people waiting to be legally admitted as immigrants into the U.S. Some have been waiting for many years" (FAIR). To many individuals, it might not seem justified that tens of millions of illegal immigrants are allowed to break the laws of the country from which they seek benefits, while millions yet are still waiting to abide by the law and legally immigrate to the U.S. The vast majority of illegal immigrants currently in the United States must be reduced significantly due to the resulting strain and possible harm that is caused to the US economy through the displacement of American workers, the drain on social services, and the strain on the criminal justice system. Thus, the proponents of this bill acknowledge that we, as nation, need to reform our immigration policy towards illegal immigrants. This bill does not focus on every aspect of the immigration system but only those aspects that need to be reformed in order to prevent further illegal immigration into the United States of America.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The federal government shall appropriate $50 billion in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act towards the annual budget the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency in order to provide additional personnel, infrastructure, and technology on the border between Mexico and the United States and our ports of entry.

Subsection 1:

Increase the number of Border Patrols from the current number of 20,000 to 35,000 agents.

Subsection 2:

Increase the number of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and fraud detection officers to prevent further human trafficking, drug smuggling, and documentation frauds.

Subsection 3:

Appropriate $40 billion of the $50 billion in funds towards the construction and renovation of border walls, upgrade of technology, and addition of newer resources to aid the ICE agents.

Subsection 4:

Upgrades in technology and resources will include newer communication systems, surveillance systems, mobile surveillance systems, unmanned aircraft surveillance systems, helicopters, utility vehicles, desert trucks, power boats, and additional arsenal.

Section 2:

Authorize the right to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to detect, apprehend, and deport illegal immigrants and visa “over-stayers� with the aid of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents.

Subsection 1:

Equip all ports of entry into the U.S. with United States – Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) system to be utilized on every immigrant.

Subsection 2:

Establish a special division in the Federal Bureau of Investigation entrusted to tracking down illegal immigrants and visa over-stayers.

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Imprisonment or deportation will be the consequence for all illegal immigrants who: bypass border checkpoints, fail to obey the commands of the border patrols, use nautical vessels and aircraft to smuggle drugs and/or humans into the U.S., engage in human trafficking activities, sell or distribute firearms to other illegal immigrants, and engage in money laundering, fraud, and extortions.

Increase civil monetary penalties to corporations and other businesses accused of knowingly hiring an immigrant not authorized for employment, hiring an immigrant without verifying employment eligibility and continuing to employ an unauthorized immigrant knowing the ineligibility of the immigrant.

Subsection 1: Section 5:

Illegal immigrants will be given the chance to emigrate voluntarily into their native homelands without prosecution. If illegal immigrants choose not to do so, the DHS has every right to detect, apprehend, and deport them.

Penalties and sanctions will be implemented on illegal immigrants who violate the immigration laws.

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Section 4:

Illegal immigrant gang members with a criminal record of one felony or at least three misdemeanors will be prohibited from entering the U.S. and if caught, will be deported or imprisoned as soon as possible.

After the third instance of unauthorized immigrant employment, the CEO and other executives convicted will be tried in national courts for imprisonment.

Illegal immigrants with American citizen children and spouse will be eligible to reside permanently in the United States.


Subsection 1:

Illegal immigrants with American citizen children and spouse and no criminal record will be eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship. The wait time for the naturalization process will be prolonged from 5 years to 8 years as a consequence for their illegal immigration into the U.S.

Subsection 2:

In order to be eligible for the legalization and naturalization process, the individual must complete an application with biographic and biometric information, pass terrorism checks, criminal history checks, security checks, pay all applicable fees, civil penalties, and taxes, and be present in the United States from the date of application to the date of legalization and naturalization.

Subsection 3:

Illegal immigrants who have a criminal record of one felony or three or more misdemeanors, participated in terrorist activities, participated in the persecution of others and identity theft, and arrived after the passage of this bill will not be eligible for application and will be detected, apprehended, and deported.

Section 6:

It will be illegal for any American citizen to marry an illegal immigrant in order to help him or her resides permanently in the U.S. and acquire citizenship.

Subsection 1:

Section 7:

If an American citizen is married to an illegal immigrant after the passage of this bill, he or she will be heavily penalized and required to divorce his or her spouse. The illegal immigrant spouse will be deported back to his or her native country and will be imprisoned until the time of deportation.

Welfare benefits such as health care, Social Security, education, and employment will be restricted to all illegal immigrants without an American citizen child or spouse.

104A: A BILL TO ALLOW MILITARY SERVICE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO JAIL TIME Sponsored by: Senator Okongwu Makuachukwu from Plainfield High School Representative Bryan Salzar from Plainfield High School America's prisons and jails largely fail the 13.5 million adults who pass through them each year. Sixty percent of the nation's inmates commit another crime. Each year, the United States spends an estimated $60 billion on corrections. We currently have the largest prison population in the world, and we are the only country in the world to have privatized the correctional system. Law makers and officials have no incentive to make prisons work or to rehabilitate the inmates. Of the prison population many of the inmates are incarcerated for petty crimes. The prison system just doesn’t work. The natural alternative to seek is military service. The military frequently faces conscript shortages. By introducing military service as an alternative to jail time for certain crimes, we can reduce the pressure on the prison system while giving the military free soldiers. In the process convicts will have a chance to actually be rehabilitated. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

With this Bill enacted, any individual tried for a state or federal crime shall be giving the option of entering the military as an alternative to jail time.

Section 2:

Individuals charged with murder, rape, or mayhem shall be ineligible under the terms of this bill.

Section 3:

Each applicant must be eligible for Pre-Trial Intervention and submit to a full psychological examination.

Section 4:

Any person convicted of a felony resulting in the loss of life or limb of another person shall not be eligible for the military alternative.

Section 5:

This bill will take effect on April 1, 2011. 105A: A BILL TO INSPECT SMALL-SCALE ANIMAL BREEDING


Sponsored by: Senator Sebastian Sagramoso from Saint John's School Representative Giulia Sagramoso from Saint John's School Representative Shariann Carlo from Saint John's School Wholesale dog breeding and the shipment of live animals are regulated by the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the 1970 Animal Welfare Act. However, this only judges animal breeding at large scale facilities, auctions, or animal expos. Many breeders around the country do so in their home or small retail store that does not derive the majority of its income from breeding, and thus is not regulated by the Animal Welfare Act. Every year, hundreds of home breeders defy this law and keep animals in abusive condition because they receive minimal punishment or regulation. A law is necessary to stop this abuse and respect the rights of all animals. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Any retail pet store or person who derives even a small percentage of their income from the breeding and selling of animals is required to obtain a license as a dealer, just like any largescale breeding facilities.

Section 2:

All breeding facilities should be inspected at least every six months to ensure safe and healthy quarters for the animals.

Section 3:

Any dealer or small retail store who violates sanitary or humane measures of animal treatment will be subject to imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.

106A: A BILL TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF NUCLEAR POWER THROUGH THE SUBSIDIZATION OF NUCLEAR POWER COMPANIES AND TAXATION OF FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCERS Sponsored by: Senator Steven Klee from Scotch Plains Fanwood High School Senator Matt Monroy from Scotch Plains Fanwood High School Representative Jason Gerstenfeld from Scotch Plains Fanwood High School Representative Zach Cohen from Scotch Plains Fanwood High School Nuclear power is a cleaner and cheaper alternative source of energy that is sadly underutilized in our nation today. Many local communities resist the construction of nuclear power plants in their jurisdiction. However, nuclear power has statistically lower health risks than traditional fossil fuel processing plants. By offering tax subsidies to nuclear power producers and taxing fossil fuel producers, this bill will reduce our dependence on foreign oil and help support a cleaner and cheaper form of domestic energy. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The taxation of fossil fuels and subsidization of nuclear power will occur as follows:

Subsection 1: Effective immediately, Congress will form a joint committee to regulate this taxation and subsidization of energy. This committee will be called the Joint Committee on Energy Management. Subsection 2: The Committee on Energy Management will begin a study to determine the proper levels of taxation and subsidization, and the proper period to institute these reforms. Subsection 3: Upon the conclusion of this study, the government will institute a policy of subsidizing the costs of nuclear power production and the construction of the facilities involved. The join committee on energy will determine the exact values of this subsidization.


Subsection 4: After a suitable time, when the Committee on Energy Management determines that there are enough working nuclear power facilities, they will begin a process of gradually increasing the taxes on dirtier sources of energy such as fossil fuels. Section 2:

To ensure that the increase in nuclear power facilities occurs as safely as possible, the Nuclear Regulatory Committee (NRC) may be expanded as follows:

Subsection 1: The NRC may given more manpower to ensure their continual effectiveness in monitoring and regulating the production of nuclear power plants, the production of nuclear energy, and the disposal of nuclear waste. Subsection 2: The NRC’s jurisdiction and strict protocols may be modified as deemed necessary by Congress. 107A: A BILL TO ENCOURAGE QUALITY EDUCATION IN K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS Sponsored by: Senator Jagannadharao Buddhavarapu from South Brunswick High School Senator Rahul Swaminathan from South Brunswick High School Representative Neil Shah from South Brunswick High School Representative Joshua Bansal from South Brunswick High School Arguably, the most important job in society falls upon teachers, who must effectively educate children in core subjects. While teachers generally manage to perform admirably in their role, certain teachers often falter in their knowledge. As a result, these few prove unable to communicate the necessary knowledge to the students. It then follows that these teachers unfortunately worsen the educational experience for their students and, in turn, diminish the U.S. educational system in its entirety. During the Cold War and in the former Bush Administrations, the United States made a similarly concentrated effort to improve education in order to remain economically and scientifically competitive with the rest of the world. If the United States today cannot sustain that goal with an attempt to reform teaching standards, it will once again fall behind both economically and scientifically to nations like China and Russia. Therefore, this bill attempts to counteract evidence of the United States' gradual decrease in educational excellence. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Mandatory Biennial Summer Competency Tests for all K-12 Teachers

Subsection 1: States must administer a biennial summer competency exam to each public school teacher in order to ensure possession of requisite expertise in their respective subject. This exam must test the necessary concepts of the particular subject. Subsection 2: In the same competency exam, a universal multiple-choice section will be present that tests psychological standing and stability. If a teacher fails only this section, he or she must be called back for further evaluation by a designated psychologist. Subsection 3: Passing scores in the first section will be determined by experts in that field of each State and will not be the responsibility of the national government. Solely the second section will involve national psychologist participation. Subsection 4: This section will legitimize on June 30, 2011. Section 2:

Settlement of Tenure and Employment for Teachers

Subsection 1: Teachers holding tenure as of June 30, 2011 still must take the examination biennially and pass. However, upon failure of the first section, they will be given a re-examination later that same summer. Only upon a second failure will tenure be rendered null and void and the teacher relieved of their employment in that district. Subsection 2: Newly employed teachers, or teachers in the probationary period must take the test and pass. Upon failure of the exam’s first section, they will be relieved of employment in that district.


Subsection 3: This section will legitimize on June 30, 2011. Section 3:

Federal Funding for the Teacher Examinations

Subsection 1: For implementing these ideas, states will receive a set amount of money each year in order to offset the creation of the tests and the psychological evaluations. However, a failure to implement the tests will result in a reduction of federal economic aid by a set amount of dollars. Subsection 2: This section will legitimize on June 30, 2011. 108A: A BILL FOR QUARTERLY EVALUATIONS FOR VETERANS Sponsored by: Senator Olivia Byrd from St. Stephens High School Senator Lucy Winesett from St. Stephens High School Representative Christa Lauffenburger from St. Stephens High School Representative Laura Merritt from St. Stephens High School Veterans are important members of our society that need to be honored and protected. War can have severe physical and psychological effects on many soldiers. Because these psychological problems can go easily unseen, there has been a radical increase in undiagnosed psychological problems in soldiers. In order to take care of the men and women that have protected our country, they must be screened regularly after returning from war. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Each returning soldier from war must have a psychological evaluation by a trained professional counselor to determine if the soldier suffers from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or any other kind of psychological problem.

Section 2:

If no psychological problems are evident in the first evaluation, the veterans have to check in with their counselor every 3 months beginning after the initial evaluation and continuing for 3 years after their final tour of duty.

Section 3:

If psychological problems are noted in the first evaluation, the veteran must check in with his or her counselor every 2 months after the initial evaluation and continuing for 3 years after their final tour of duty.

Section 4:

Any psychological problems that are diagnosed must be properly treated in a timely fashion. Subsection 1: A timely fashion refers to the necessary amount of time for each specific psychological problem to be treated as determined by the trained professional overseeing the treatment.

Section 5:

The treatment and evaluations for veterans will be paid for by a veteran’s fund that will be created upon the passage of this bill.

Subsection 1: The money for the fund will come from the sale of products specifically benefiting the program as well as private donations with the remainder of the funds coming from taxes. 109A: A BILL FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS Sponsored by: Senator Aron Minkoff from Tayler Allderdice High School Senator Madison Heuston from Taylor Allderdice High School Representative Corryn Cawley from Taylor Allderdice High School Representative Alex Josowitz from Taylor Allderdice High School Representative Eli Gelertner from Taylor Allderdice High School


Currently, the United States unemployment rate rests at 9.1 percent. In May 2008 the unemployment rate sat at 4.8 percent, it climbed to 10.6 percent in January 2010, which is a jump of 5.8 percent in less than two years. This in large part due the economic recession that the United State suffered, it is true that the United States economy is on the mend, however it is not back to where it needs to be yet. Millions of Americans who want to be working are at home struggling to find ways to make ends meet, as unemployment benefits begin to run out for many Americans. Whereas: Whereas:

The general welfare of millions of Americans will improve. Millions of Americans will benefit and not live on the street.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Whenever the United States unemployment rate is above eight percent unemployment benefits are automatically extended for an unlimited amount of time.

Subsection 1: This law effectively eliminates the “99ner clause,” which currently discontinues unemployment benefits for anyone after he has received unemployment benefits for 99 weeks. Subsection 2: People who receive unemployment benefits will receive up to sixty percent of their previous salaries. Section 2:

Recipients of benefits may only receive unemployment benefits if they prove themselves to be actively searching and applying for positions, and submitting to counseling with a social worker.

Subsection 1: Each recipient must show proof weekly that he is searching for a job by providing links to job descriptions that he has applied for. Subsection 2: Each recipient must meet with a social worker monthly to go over current economic conditions and may be subject to a random drug test; testing positive for any drugs forfeits one’s benefits. 110A: A BILL TO NOTIFY THE PUBLIC OF THE DANGERS OF ASPARTAME Sponsored by: Senator Sarah Brown from Watchung Hills Regional High School Representative Isha Khosla from Watchung Hills Regional High School Representative Allison Rietze from Watchung Hills Regional High School In America today, people are blissfully unaware of what is going into their bodies. Artificial sweeteners are common food additives that pose detrimental health risks. Products such as Splenda and Nutrasweet found in food like frozen drinks and cereals can cause dangerous side effects. Diet soda, a largely consumed product, contains high levels of aspartame. Aspartame can cause headaches, confusion, epilepsy, seizures, cancer, and brain tumors. Diabetics are recommended to consume artificial sweeteners rather than natural sugar although artificial sweeteners can cause more adverse health effects in diabetics such as neuropathy and convulsions, among other symptoms. Despite the FDA’s approval of Aspartame, the public is unaware of its harmful effects. By mandating all products containing aspartame be visibly labeled with a warning, the FDA will make the public aware of what they are ingesting. Similar to the warning labels recently proposed for cigarettes, the label would allow consumers to make their own decisions on whether or not they are willing to take the health risks that aspartame induce. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The information displayed on the graphic label be determined as follows:

Subsection 1: The label will be short and concise. The boldly stated health effects would include: “WARNING: This product contains aspartame which can cause brain tumors, epilepsy, and birth defects.”


Subsection 2: On bottles and cans, it would be mandatory that labels cover at least 25% of the surface area of the container. For boxes and packets, it would be required that the warning labels cover 20% of the surface area. Section 2:

The FDA involvement would be set as follows:

Subsection 1: The FDA would regulate the labels on aspartame-containing products, ensuring that all companies using artificial sweeteners complied. 111A: A BILL TO LIMIT PORTION SIZES IN RESTAURANTS AND FOOD AND BEVERAGE CHAINS Sponsored by: Senator Soobin Ahn from Bergen County Academies Representative Jenny Mu from Bergen County Academies Representative Radhika Malhotra from Bergen County Academies Bigger isn’t better. Obesity is a rising epidemic in America, more and more so every day. Fast food chains (Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut), chain restaurants (Chili’s, Outback Steakhouse, Applebee’s), and other chains (Starbucks, Sonic), are the sources of unhealthy and unnecessary excess in calorie, fat, sodium, and sugar consumption by millions of Americans each day. This has led to America being the most overweight and unhealthy country in the world. Unfortunately, many of these consumers aren’t aware of what they’re eating. However, the weight is on the shoulders of these restaurants and chains to take more responsible action in accordance with a more healthy and safe lifestyle. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Restaurants and food chains limit the portion sizes of beverages and food, as follows:

Subsection 1: Carbonated, caffeinated, and any beverages containing excess sugars be limited to no larger than 12 ounce servings. This eliminates the 16, 20, and soon to become popular 31 ounce drinks that may contain over 30 grams of sugar, in addition to having nearly the same amount of calories as a full meal. Subsection 2: Food servings should be much smaller portions- that is, an actual portion. Restaurants should follow an average European meal as an example of an appropriate serving. A serving of food need not be any larger than the size of one’s palm or hand. Subsection 3: Fast food chains must sell smaller portions of burger patties for burgers- no more than 4 oz., and must not use more than two burger patties stacked in one burger. Sides such as French fries must not overflow in the cup served in. Pizza fast food chains must use at least half part skim cheese and a maximum of 3 optional toppings. Pizzas can be no larger than 14 inches for the largest size offered- prices will vary accordingly. Section 2:

Restaurants and food chains include nutritional information and healthier options on their menus.

Subsection 1: On all menus from any restaurant, there must be nutritional information including calories, fat grams, and carbohydrates next to each meal or side. Subsection 3: All restaurants must offer healthier options of those meals with over 800 calories and 40 grams of fat. These healthier meal options must be made of lower calorie, lower fat, organic, or natural ingredients. These must also have a listing of nutritional facts.


SENATE AND HOUSE B Senate B Chair: Griffin Brodman, Manalapan Clerk: Megan Hely, Benedictine Academy

House B Chair: Emilie Burke, Benedictine Clerk: Callum Morrison, St. Mary’s Hall


201B: BILL TO ABOLISH MUSIC CENSORSHIP ON THE RADIO Sponsored by: Senator Megan Hely from Benedictine Academy Senator Geraline Arroyo from Benedictine Academy Representative Emilie Burke from Benedictine Academy Representative Alicia Onacki from Benedictine Academy Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 202B: REUSAL OF NUCLEAR BYPRODUCT ACT OF 2011 Sponsored by: Senator Heather Farrell from Freehold Township High School Senator Gabrielle Buchbinder from Freehold Township High School Representative Anna Reich from Freehold Township High School Representative Shaifali Prajapati from Freehold Township High School Representative Anisha Weimer from Freehold Township High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 203B: A BILL TO COMBINE THE STATES OF NORTH DAKOTA AND SOUTH DAKOTA INTO ONE LARGER STATE NAMED DAKOTA Sponsored by: Senator Ian Weiss from Manalapan High School Senator Zach Keenan from Manalapan High School Representative Leon Sim from Manalapan High School Representative Erik Listor from Manalapan High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 204B: A BILL TO MAINTAIN AND ENHANCE WATER QUALITY IN PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS Sponsored by: Senator Erin Lotridge from Northern High School Senator Eric Vogt from Northern High School Representative Gretchen Simms from Northern High School Representative Kyle Sherbert from Northern High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 205B: A BILL TO ELIMINATE THE RACE BOX ON JOB APPLICATIONS Sponsored by: Senator Yash Desai from Parsippany Hills High School Senator Brian Mitchell from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Paul Cepak from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Fabian Williams from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Ryan Mao from Parsippany Hills High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 206B: A BILL TO REGULATE PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS Sponsored by: Senator Aleksander Holynski from Saint John's School Representative Paul Garrido from Saint John's School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 207B: A BILL TO CUT $6 BILLION IN FUNDING FOR NASA AND DIVERT FUNDS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN SIX OF THE NATION’S POOREST CITIES Sponsored by: Senator Subiksh Chandrashekar from South Brunswick High School Senator Abhishek Saha from South Brunswick High School Representative Neil Patel from South Brunswick High School Representative Nazeeb Chowdhury from South Brunswick High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____


208B: A BILL TO ABOLISH THE USE OF THE PUBLIC NETWORK DOMAIN ON SOCIAL NETWORK SITES AS EVIDENCE IN CRIMINAL AND CIVIL CASES Sponsored by: Senator Matt Ferretti from St. Stephens High School Senator Charlotte Titcomb from St. Stephens High School Representative Seth Wilson from St. Stephens High School Representative Sherry Voudouris from St. Stephens High School Representative Mathilde Van Roost from St. Stephens High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 209B: THE SOCIAL SECURITY RESTRUCTURING ACT OF 2011 Sponsored by: Senator Ben Lenz from High Tech High School Representative Abdel Morsey from High Tech High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 210B: A BILL TO CLASSIFY LONG-TERM SOLITARY CONFINEMENT AS ILLEGAL Sponsored by: Senator Griffin Brodman from Manalapan High School Representative Derek Gordon from Manalapan High School Con: Senator __from__ Representative ___from___ 211B: A BILL TO TEACH LATIN IN SCHOOLS Sponsored by: Senator Sarah Giampietro from Scranton Preparatory Representative Katie Bailey from Scranton Preparatory Representative Lydia Karnick from Scranton Preparatory Con: Senator __from ___ Representative __from___


201B: A BILL TO ABOLISH MUSIC CENSORSHIP ON THE RADIO Sponsored by: Senator Megan Hely from Benedictine Academy Senator Geraline Arroyo from Benedictine Academy Representative Emilie Burke from Benedictine Academy Representative Alicia Onacki from Benedictine Academy Currently, organizations like the Parents' Music Resource Center (PMRC) have unfairly pressured the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) into censoring music they deem inappropriate. The RIAA and radio stations are then forced to comply due to their fear of profit loss. While the government presently has no right to prevent the musical expression of artists, private companies do. As a result, songs that may be considered controversial must be edited, rerecorded, or even banned from play altogether. This ultimately hinders the musical artist’s freedom of creativity. This bill seeks to give power back to musical artist and to share their genuine and authentic creative products with the listening public. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Songs with their original content must be allowed air time on radio stations without any editing or meddling.

Section 2:

Law will go into effect January 1, 2012. 202B: REUSAL OF NUCLEAR BYPRODUCT ACT OF 2011

Sponsored by: Senator Heather Farrell from Freehold Township High School Senator Gabrielle Buchbinder from Freehold Township High School Representative Anna Reich from Freehold Township High School Representative Shaifali Prajapati from Freehold Township High School Representative Anisha Weimer from Freehold Township High School Nuclear power plants have been a highly contested source of energy over the past half century. However, methods exist to increase the efficiency of nuclear power plants already in existence without the construction of more plants. Due to special interest, these processes have not been evaluated since the final revisions of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA). This bill would act to reverse the decisions of the NWPA and create a regulation basis for more efficient use of nuclear waste by-product for the creation of a significant energy source for the United States of America. Currently, the U.S. disposes of all nuclear byproducts produced within the country by burying it in large drums inside facilities located underground. The United States must restructure its strategy for disposing of nuclear byproducts. Most people don’t know that 95% of this nuclear waste can be recycled by reprocessing. There has been over 77,000 tons of this nuclear waste produced in America. This amount of nuclear waste has the potential to power every household in the country for 12 years. Whereas: Whereas: Whereas: Whereas: Whereas: Whereas: Whereas:

The continued expansion of United States nuclear energy interests is highly contested; and Full scientific data is available that nuclear power is effective; and The United States needs to reduce its dependence on foreign oil; and Other ways of obtaining green energy, such as solar and wind projects, have proven costly; and The country will have a clean, renewable energy source; and The ground will not be polluted by spills of nuclear waste; and America will be on the same energy level as several European and Asian countries.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

This bill shall be enacted on April 1, 2011.

Section 2:

This bill calls for the immediate repealing of the NWPA.


Subsection 1: Upon its repeal, the NWPA will be replaced immediately by this new bill, as outlined in subsequent sections. Section 3:

All nuclear power plants currently in existence will remain open providing that they comply with U.S. safety standards.

Section 4:

Low, medium, and high-level nuclear waste will be sent to modified plants for recycling.

Subsection 1: Yucca Mountain will supply plants with nuclear waste for recycling. Subsection 2: The Nuclear Engineering Department will reverse the routes of their workers as to send waste to the plants. The 77,000 tons of waste will be transported and reprocessed fully by the year 2036. Section 5:

To pay for the plants a $40 billion bond will be create which shall be paid off within 50 years.

Subsection 1: After 25 years the plants will have generated the same amount of gross pay it took to build them. Section 6:

Within one year of this bill going into effect, the construction of the facilities will start.

203B: A BILL TO COMBINE THE STATES OF NORTH DAKOTA AND SOUTH DAKOTA INTO ONE LARGER STATE NAMED DAKOTA Sponsored by: Senator Ian Weiss from Manalapan High School Senator Zach Keenan from Manalapan High School Representative Leon Sim from Manalapan High School Representative Erik Listor from Manalapan High School The distribution of the population across the land of the United States of America is uneven. There are clear, notable areas that are far denser than others. This creates a disparity not only in the amount of people, but also in the representation in congress, the revenue drawn from taxes in the less dense areas, etc. The solution we are proposing in order to fix these specific problems is to combine the populations of two different states. To ensure success, these states would need to have following shared characteristics: a border, political views, and a small population. North Dakota and South Dakota, being right next to each other and having the other necessary similarities, were perfect. Henceforth, we decided to propose a combination of these two problematic states. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The names of the new combined state and its contained cities will be set as follows:

Subsection 1: Following the completion of the RTA (see Section 2), the name of the new combined state will be Dakota. Subsection 2: The capital of the new state of Dakota will be assigned to Bismarck, North Dakota. Subsection 3: Unfortunately, North Dakota and South Dakota have three cities who share names. A state cannot have two cities with the same name. Again following the completion of the RTA, the cities of Buffalo, Marion, and Martin, North Dakota will then own the names of Braxton, Maritime, and Martyr, respectively (which city’s name to change was chosen based on population: the less populated of the two had its name changed). Section 2:

The creation and implementation of a new act be done as follows:

Subsection 1: Following the enactment of the bill, by June 1st, 2012, the Rolling Terminations Act (RTA) will be enforced. The RTA states that all current governmental officials in the states of North Dakota and South Dakota keep their positions until their terms


expire. At the time of each of their expirations, a new official at that specific position will be elected; however this election will be for the future combined state. Each combined-state official will oversee the two Dakotas as if it were only one state. Once all coinciding positions are filled with combined-state officials, the RTA will no longer be enforced. The completion of the RTA will signify the official combination of the two states. Subsection 2: Following the completion of the RTA, the government of the new state of Dakota will be given up to six months to create and complete a new state constitution. 204B: A BILL TO MAINTAIN AND ENHANCE WATER QUALITY IN PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS Sponsored by: Senator Erin Lotridge from Northern High School Senator Eric Vogt from Northern High School Representative Gretchen Simms from Northern High School Representative Kyle Sherbert from Northern High School Whereas it has become evident that water quality in public places owned by the federal government can range from poor to acceptable in things such as drinking fountains, it has become necessary to pass a measure that will maintain and enhance water quality to improve the health of the public. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1

A division shall be created in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to maintain and enhance the water quality in places owned by the federal government that are easily accessible to the public.. Inspectors will be hired to routinely go to each federally owned public place and test the water for metals, poisons, and various others deleterious substances as defined by the FDA.

Subsection 1: “Routinely” (as used in reference to the inspections) shall be defined as once every three months. Section 2:

If the property passes the inspection it may continue to operate as normal; if it fails, however, it must not allow for consumption of its water and must remedy the situation as soon as possible. Regular checks will be conducted every two weeks until the property passes three straight inspections. 205B: A BILL TO ELIMINATE THE RACE BOX ON JOB APPLICATIONS

Sponsored by: Senator Yash Desai from Parsippany Hills High School Senator Brian Mitchell from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Paul Cepak from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Fabian Williams from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Ryan Mao from Parsippany Hills High School Racism has existed in America since the country was created and will continue to exist unless Americans confront the problem. The racism once seen through slavery transformed into laws to create segregation and now exists in subtle practices. For example, the employment process of hiring workers often involves discrimination. In January of 2009, the unemployment rate for Hispanics was 9.7% and 12.6% for African-Americans, while it was only 6.9% for white Americans. The “race box” on job applications has been an easy way for job employers to subtly discriminate against any minority when they are applying for a job. With this “race box,” employers can eliminate any minority they do not want to employ before even meeting the person. Race should not be of importance when hiring workers. Using the “race box” to create a racially diverse workplace could result in hiring an employee of a certain race over another potential employee with better qualifications for the job. On the other hand, employers could use the “race box” to discriminate against minorities. In addition, the “race box” could also take employers’ attention away from the achievements, recommendations, and qualifications of those applying for the job. This discrimination though employment must be eliminated.


Whereas: Whereas:

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; and The Supreme Court Case Regents of the University of California v. Bakke ruled that a quota system based on race is unconstitutional;

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

All and any information pertaining to racial background requested on job applications shall be omitted.

Section 2:

Any business or corporation that is found requesting information pertaining to racial background will be given a warning for a first offense. The corporation will then be subjected to fines of up to $1,000 for the second offense, with the fine doubling for every following offense.

Subsection 1: This punishment may also be inflicted upon a business if an employee is fired due to racial background. Section 3:

Once an employee is hired, racial information will be recorded and kept as data for business and government data checks.

Section 4:

This bill will go into effect on January 1st, 2012.

206B: A BILL TO REGULATE PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS Sponsored by: Senator Aleksander Holynski from Saint John's School Representative Paul Garrido from Saint John's School All American citizens have the right to buy and sell property, however many illegal aliens have abused the right given by the federal government. To regulate illegal immigration, domestic policies must be strictly enforced, providing heavy monitoring of one’s citizenship and residency in the country. Regulating the transactions of property such as vehicles and residence by the examination and requirement of state and federal documents will control the movement of illegal aliens to the country. Illegal immigration’s position as a domestic issue in the United States of America brings the scarcity of well- paying jobs for the American public in a once prospering economy. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

All who intend to buy or rent any form of physical property such as vehicles and housing must present the appropriate official documentation such as visa, passport, or any proof of permanent residency to complete the transaction.

Section 2:

For renting property, it is required to have a current visa, issued by the US government. Tenants who provide documentation may be required by the landlord to pay full rent at the beginning of the period. For purchasing property, it is required to provide proof of permanent residency.

Section 3:

If the purchasing entity is determined or reported to be an illegal alien, the United States Custom Service will be immediately notified and the alien will be immediately deported to their country of origin.

Section 4:

If an illegal alien transaction has been made to an illegal alien, the seller will be charged with a substantial fine and tried in a federal court of law.

Section 5:

To assure a fair investigation of documentation and of status of residency under the branch of the United States Custom Service a committee will be formed to investigate firmly the origin of the buyer or renter.


207B: A BILL TO CUT $6 BILLION IN FUNDING FOR NASA AND DIVERT FUNDS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN SIX OF THE NATION’S POOREST CITIES Sponsored by: Senator Subiksh Chandrashekar from South Brunswick High School Senator Abhishek Saha from South Brunswick High School Representative Neil Patel from South Brunswick High School Representative Nazeeb Chowdhury from South Brunswick High School Once a symbol for a bright and exciting future, NASA has become a limping behemoth, dragging its lifeless corpse while guzzling taxpayer funds by the ton. Over the next five years, the Federal Government has allocated $6 billion for a space program, which it has deemed so bloated that it has frozen NASA’s future lunar missions and slashed its excessive funding. Apart from selling the occasional patent, NASA has not generated by any measure a significant amount of revenue, raising the question why the government decided to spend $19 billion on NASA in 2011 alone. Until NASA proves to provide a tangible benefit to society for its weighty price tag, Americans are better off with the space program’s funding reallocated towards something that will actually benefit society. One such measure is the improving the education of people who live in cities with low-income public housing or “the projects”. An overwhelming percentage of children from these neighborhoods enter gangs and the drug trade, a life decision that often causes them to spend the prime of their lives in jail if they are not killed in the process. Many of these individuals who engage in the drug trade come from cities with sub-par or failing education systems, with many experts linking the substandard education to the crime rates. Instead of giving NASA an additional $6 billion to waste, the Federal Government can instead help a significant portion of society indelibly, thereby raising the living standard of all Americans. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

In the Federal Budget for the fiscal year of 2011, the government has decided to begin to provide NASA with $6 billion over the next five years in addition to their previously established annual budget. This additional funding will be cut and reallocated to improve the quality of education in struggling areas.

Section 2:

The $6 billion will be distributed among major cities with concentrated areas of crime and public housing projects across the United States, strictly for spending on public education. This spending will be overseen by the Federal Department of Education but specific spending will be left to the discretion of city governments.

Section 3:

This money will be distributed among the cities of Detroit, Cleveland, Miami, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore. These are six of the poorest and most crime-filled cities in the country and therefore require the most financial aid.

208B: A BILL TO ABOLISH THE USE OF THE PUBLIC NETWORK DOMAIN ON SOCIAL NETWORK SITES AS EVIDENCE IN CRIMINAL AND CIVIL CASES Sponsored by: Senator Matt Ferretti from St. Stephens High School Senator Charlotte Titcomb from St. Stephens High School Representative Seth Wilson from St. Stephens High School Representative Sherry Voudouris from St. Stephens High School Representative Mathilde Van Roost from St. Stephens High School Social Networks are increasingly becoming an important part of the world today. Pictures and posts are used against Americans in prosecutions and are often used as sole evidence for crimes such as underage drinking or drug use. However, with technology today, photos can be “photo-shopped” and falsified, giving public officials a false basis for arrests or false evidence in a civil case. These public posts (excluding private correspondence) cannot be used as evidence in court but may still be used as probable cause in criminal cases.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Any documentation through a social network on public domain cannot be used as hard evidence in a criminal or civil court of law.

Subsection 1: Documentation includes pictures, posts, status updates, videos, or any publication on the public domain. Section 2:

Any private messages may still be used as evidence in a court of law.

Subsection 1: Private material such as messages between two or more people and chat features may still be used as evidence because this is private material, just as email messages may be used as evidence. Section 3:

Though hard evidence may not be acquired through a social network, probable cause may be obtained. 209B: THE SOCIAL SECURITY RESTRUCTURING ACT OF 2011

Sponsored by: Senator Ben Lenz from High Tech High School Representative Abdel Morsey from High Tech High School In 1935, The Social Security Act created the dual systems of social security and the payroll tax. At a time when less than half a percent of the American population had gotten to retirement age, it seemed unfeasible to expect Americans to save for the unlikely possibility of retirement. Today because of the tremendous rise in life expectancy, the number of people in retirement has exploded to include more than ten percent of the United States population. This shift has made the continued existence of social security untenable on several grounds. The first is the increasing fiscal burden which is projected by the Congressional Budget Office to grow to ten percent of gross domestic product. The second is the high level of repressiveness caused both by the highly regressive payroll tax which charges a constant premium to high and low income individuals and by the uneven growth of life expectancy in varying income levels. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The current payroll tax will be eliminated upon enactment of a progressive income tax to be discussed here within.

Section 2:

The Congressional Budget Office will be put forward a projection of the size the tax must be in order to equal the size of the payroll tax in terms of revenue.

Subsection 1: This new tax will also be levied on incomes at the same proportions as the base rates of the normal income tax. Subsection 2: This study will be binding and require no further act of Congress to enact a tax fulfilling these requirements in the judgment of the Congressional Budget Office. Section 3:

Payments for social security checks shall be reduced by 2.5% annually for the next forty years.

Section 4:

Ten years after the passage of this legislation the restriction of five years lifetime on welfare checks will be removed for people over the age of sixty-five. 210B: A BILL TO CLASSIFY LONG-TERM SOLITARY CONFINEMENT AS ILLEGAL

Sponsored by: Senator Griffin Brodman from Manalapan High School Representative Derek Gordon from Manalapan High School


Recently, more and more prisons have been enforcing long-term solitary confinement as a form of punishment for troublesome inmates. However, studies have shown that this practice is emotionally, socially, mentally, and physically detrimental to the victim. In fact, ninety percent of prison inmates who have been in solitary confinement have developed problems with managing their anger, whereas only three percent of the general population has this same problem. Of course, anger issues are the first of many conditions that result from solitary confinement; among others are psychosis and complete mental breakdowns. When their sentences are over, prisoners and other victims of solitary confinement are released back into society and are predictably more violent and unstable than before. Because of its devastating effects on the human psyche, long-term solitary confinement should be considered torture. Whereas:

Long-term solitary confinement has been linked to severe, devastating trauma.

Whereas:

Trauma of such a caliber is torture.

Whereas:

Under the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution, cruel and unusual punishment is prohibited.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The practice of long-term solitary confinement will be classified as torture, and thereby illegal. 211B: A BILL TO TEACH LATIN IN SCHOOLS

Sponsored by: Senator Sarah Giampietro from Scranton Preparatory School Representative Katie Bailey from Scranton Preparatory School Representative Lydia Karnick from Scranton Preparatory School Be it enacted by the student congress assembled here today that all public schools in theses United States teach the ancient language of Latin. This if passed would give students a higher level of learning that would far surpass previous generations. Latin is found everywhere from science to math and beyond, hence making it essential for a well rounded classical education. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

This law will require all secondary education public schools to hire at least one person who has majored in the Classical studies to teach the language. If no person should be found, all schools must send a teacher to a government sponsored workshop that will educate hired faculty on the language and how to instruct it to younger students. These workshops will be sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA) and will take place in various regions of the country.

Section 2:

The National Education Association (NEA) will enforce this law by overseeing all schools to make sure that they all have at least one class or more of even the most basic Latin in their school curricula. They will also give schools lists of proper textbooks so schools do not purchase the wrong books.

Section 3:

Funding for this bill will come out of additional taxes placed on school districts. These additional taxes will support the new teachers and new textbooks acquired by all schools.

Section 4:

This bill shall be enacted on July 1, 2013. All schools will hence have one year to hire appropriate faculty, purchase textbooks, and add Latin courses to the curriculum in time for the 2014-2015 school year.


SENATE AND HOUSE C Senate C Chair: Stephen Milo, Freehold Township Clerk: Ammarah Fadoo, Freehold Township

House C Chair: Louis Guerra, High Tech Clerk: Safia Ansari, Parsippany Hills


301C: A BILL TO ABOLISH THE DOMESTICATION OF WILD EXOTIC ANIMALS Sponsored by: Senator Senator Devlyn Elleston from Plainfield High School Representative Devin Recinos from Plainfield High School

Con:

Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____

302C: A BILL TO ELIMINATE PHYSICAL EDUCATION AS A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT FROM THE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM Sponsored by: Senator Ammarah Fadoo from Freehold Township High School Senator Joshua Lewkowicz from Freehold Township High School Representative Alickè Price from Freehold Township High School Representative Chelsea Abowitz from Freehold Township High School Representative Doris Sheynfeld from Freehold Township High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 303C: A BILL TO ELIMINATE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES ON FIELD CORN Sponsored by: Senator Grant Gallagher from Manalapan High School Representative Harold Chen from Manalapan High School Representative Jeffrey Tao from Manalapan High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 304C: A BILL TO REDUCE THE INFLUENCE OF PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES IN LEGISLATIVE DECISIONS Sponsored by: Senator T.J Sebastian from Northern High School Representative Richie Michi from Northern High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 305C: A BILL TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO GIVE TAX CUTS FOR MAJOR CORPORATIONS Sponsored by: Senator Julie Ni from Parsippany Hills High School Senator Jennifer Wong from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Safia Ansari from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Areta Chen from Parsippany Hills High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 306C: A BILL TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR SCIENCE PROGRAMS IN HIGH SCHOOLS Sponsored by: Senator Meghana Bansal from South Brunswick High School Senator Anna Chen from South Brunswick High School Representative Lin Lan from South Brunswick High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 307C: A BILL TO INSTITUTE THE CONSUMPTION TAX (FAIRTAX) Sponsored by: Senator Stephen Milo from Freehold Township High School Representative Jeremy Zullow from Freehold Township High School Representative Jon Lewis from Freehold Township High School Representative Mike Santitoro from Freehold Township High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 308C: A BILL TO RESOLVE THE CRISIS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION Sponsored by: Senator Priya Dave from High Tech High School Representative Louis Steven Guerra from High Tech High School Con: Senator __from__ Representative ___from___


309C: A BILL TO EXTEND INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS FOR MINORS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER Sponsored by: Senator Nikolaos Caminis from Parsippany Hills High School Senator Chase Boyle from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Michael Kertesz from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Ryan Byrne from Parsippany Hills High School Con: Senator __from__ Representative ___from___ 310C: A BILL TO REMOVE GOD FROM THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Sponsored by: Senator Marios Athanasiou from West Orange High School Senator Brian Gould from West Orange High School Representative Matt Lawlor from West Orange High School Representative Eric Minglegreen from West Orange High School Con: Senator __from__ Representative ___from___ 311C: A BILL TO EXPAND CODIS INTO A UNIVERSAL CRIMINAL AND MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEM Sponsored by: Senator Mohak Dave from Secaucus High School Senator Ryan McStowe from Secaucus High School Representative Adit Shah from Secaucus High School Representative Anann Shahin from Secaucus High School Representative Tyler Glover from Secaucus High School Con: Senator ___from___ Representative ___from___


301C: A BILL TO ABOLISH THE DOMESTICATION OF WILD EXOTIC ANIMALS Sponsored by: Senator Senator Devlyn Elleston from Plainfield High School Representative Devin Recinos from Plainfield High School Wolves and exotic wild cats might seem like romantic pets. For many owners, wild and exotic animals symbolize freedom and wilderness. For other owners, wild animals provide a status symbol-something that makes the owner feel interesting. Many owners claim they are helping keep an animal species from becoming extinct, that they care adequately for their pet's needs. However, most predator and wild or exotic animals need to range over wide areas. They need to socialize with their own species. They need to know how to survive, hunt, breed, and raise their young in their own habitat. And each species' needs are different. Many wild animals can become neurotic and unpredictable in confined spaces and thus may cause harm to their owners and others. The intent of this bill is to preserve wild life and to protect individuals from harm. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Individuals shall be hereby banned from the domestication of wild animals as pets.

Section 2:

For purposes of this act, a wild exotic animal shall be defined as any non-indigenous animals.

Section 3:

This bill shall make it illegal to remove any wild animal from its natural habitat.

Subsection 1: The terms of this bill shall not apply to zoos or wildlife centers that provide proper living habitats coinciding with that of the natural habitat of said animals. Section 4:

U.S. National Park Service Rangers shall be instructed on the regulations protecting wild animals.

Subsection 1: $1 billion shall be authorized to provide training and hiring additional park rangers to protect wild life. Section 5:

In order to fund this bill, fees for hunters and those seeking gun permits will be imposed.

Section 6:

Anyone violating the terms of this bill shall be subject to fines and/or jail time.

Section 7:

This bill shall take effect no later than September 1, 2011.

302C: A BILL TO ELIMINATE PHYSICAL EDUCATION AS A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT FROM THE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM Sponsored by: Senator Ammarah Fadoo from Freehold Township High School Senator Joshua Lewkowicz from Freehold Township High School Representative Alickè Price from Freehold Township High School Representative Chelsea Abowitz from Freehold Township High School Representative Doris Sheynfeld from Freehold Township High School In most states in America, it is required for a high school student to take a physical education class in order to graduate from high school. The years and amount of credits of Physical Education required for graduation vary from state to state. Physical Education in high schools has lost its usefulness. The daily class of “exercise” that students receive has no value, as students will still repeat their bad habits of watching television and consuming unhealthy foods in their daily lives. Physical education has done nothing to deal with the obesity problem in our nation, as these types of classes have always been around, but yet, the obesity rate is still on the rise, as 1/3 of teenagers in America is obese. For middle and elementary school students, it is important for physical education to be a requirement, as the purpose of the class is clear. Young elementary students need to be taught the basic concepts of teamwork and following directions, and such lessons can be easily conveyed in physical education class. Middle School is a time for students to reinforce such lessons, while having students practice sports that he/she may want


to pursue later on in life. The lessons in Physical education for high school students, however, are not as important. High School is a critical time for a student’s education, and it is unfair to force every student to take a physical education course, if he/she wishes to take other classes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Health class will be a required, yearlong class for students. A high school student will be required to take one year of Health education in order to graduate from a public high school.

Subsection 1: Topics covered must include sexual education, drivers’ education, first aid training, and drug and alcohol prevention. Because of the drivers education component, it would be strongly reccomended that students complete this requirement within the first or second year of high school. Section 2:

Those states that keep Physical Education classes as a requirement for graduation will be in jeapordy of losing federal funding, in accordance with President Obama’s Race to the Top plan.

Subsection 1: Individual public school districts may keep physical education classes as an optional elective. Section 3:

Public high school curricula will be altered with this change prior to the 2012-2013 school year. This change will be in effect starting with the class of 2016.

Section 4:

Most Physical Education teachers will be become full time Health teachers, but some will reamain full time Physical Educaton teachers.

Subsection 1: High School districts will be in charge of deciding which teachers will change to full time Health teachers, and which teachers will be full time physical education teachers. This decision will be based on teaching experience and educational background. Section 5:

The Salary for Health Education and Physical Education Teachers will remain the same as the year prior to this bill’s instatement. 303C: A BILL TO ELIMINATE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES ON FIELD CORN

Sponsored by: Senator Grant Gallagher from Manalapan High School Representative Harold Chen from Manalapan High School Representative Jeffrey Tao from Manalapan High School The current subsidies set into place on field corn by the US government are detrimental to the environment (global warming), the amount of food available, water supplies, free market trade, and the world (especially US) obesity situation. Field corn is not the corn used for food – that is sweet corn. Rather, it is used in animal feed, to make high fructose corn syrup, and to make corn ethanol. Additionally, removal of subsidies on field corn gives the US government more money to fund other projects. By removing subsidies on field corn, we make it possible to reverse its negative effects. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Government subsidies on field corn are to be removed entirely.

Subsection 1: Subsidies will remain in effect until July 1st, 2012, in order to give farmers the chance to adjust their crops if they so choose. Corn is planted in the fall and harvested in the spring, so this should not disrupt current harvests. 304C: A BILL TO REDUCE THE INFLUENCE OF PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES IN LEGISLATIVE DECISIONS


Sponsored by: Senator T.J Sebastian from Northern High School Representative Richie Michi from Northern High School Microsoft potentially abused their privilege of donation to political candidates when they came under investigation by the SCC for copyright infringement. The investigation subsequently disappeared, and it is widely speculated that Microsoft used their political connections to make the investigation dissolve. Publicly traded companies should be limited in their ability to donate to political campaigns. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Any Publicly traded company that would like to donate to a federal campaign must first obtain a two-thirds vote from its shareholders.

Section 2:

If a shareholder fails or neglects to vote, then his/her abstention is counted as a nonaffirmative vote.

Section 3:

Gifts of value other than money, such as stock, company bonds, materials, etc., must also receive a two-thirds vote of approval from the company's shareholders.

305C: A BILL TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO GIVE TAX CUTS FOR MAJOR CORPORATIONS Sponsored by: Senator Julie Ni from Parsippany Hills High School Senator Jennifer Wong from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Safia Ansari from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Areta Chen from Parsippany Hills High School Since the start of the year 2009, the United States economy has been steadily decreasing in GNP every single year. Corporations are no longer hiring and the rich are just getting richer. The unemployment rate is higher than it has ever been since the Great Depression. With at stunning 9.4% unemployment rate last reported in December 2010, the government needs to start taking direct action to help make jobs for fellow Americans. Moreover, many economists predict that the 9.4% is actually a lower percentage and that the actual unemployment percentage is much higher because there are many people in the U.S. who are overqualified for the jobs that they are currently performing. In order to stimulate the economy and help Americans regain lost jobs, a tax cut for major corporations must be established. The money from these tax cuts will then be reorganized in order to be used to hire Americans. As a result of the higher income rates, people will start going out and buying more products, which will put money back into the corporations. This program will help circulate currency within the United States and also speed up the recovery of the economy and boost it back up to where it was before the recession. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

A program will be created by the federal government to give a 5% tax cut for major corporations and companies.

Subsection 1: Money from the tax cuts need to be used to hire or re-hire employees. Section 2:

Be it that “major corporations and companies� are defined as businesses that have annual profits exceeding $50,000,000.

Section 3:

Every corporation receiving these benefits will document the use of the money and will report it to the IRS monthly.

Subsection 1: Any failures to comply with regulations will result in action in accordance with existing IRS tax law. Section 4:

This bill will expire 10 years after the day it is passed.

Section 5:

Once passed, this bill will go into effect on January 1, 2012.


306C: A BILL TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR SCIENCE PROGRAMS IN HIGH SCHOOLS Sponsored by: Senator Meghana Bansal from South Brunswick High School Senator Anna Chen from South Brunswick High School Representative Lin Lan from South Brunswick High School Currently, the United States is falling behind in educating the youth in the sciences. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in conjunction with its sub organization, the Program for International Student Assessment, the United States ranks 22nd in science among students between the age of 15 and 16 years. The federal government of the United States must promote science programs among high schools. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) be cut by 25.8% from $155 million to $115 million.

Section 2:

Funds cut from this agency be redirected towards funding well-developed science programs for high schools.

Subsection 1: States be allowed to apply for such funding by presenting a strict plan and curriculum for such programs. Subsection 2: All decisions be made by and overseen by the Department of Education with regards to allocating the funds. Section 3:

Evaluations of these science programs be conducted every three years to determine if funding should be continued. 307C: A BILL TO INSTITUTE THE CONSUMPTION TAX (FAIRTAX)

Sponsored by: Senator Stephen Milo from Freehold Township High School Representative Jeremy Zullow from Freehold Township High School Representative Jon Lewis from Freehold Township High School Representative Mike Santitoro from Freehold Township High School The FairTax, originally proposed in 2009, though researched since 1994, advocates a progressive “prebate� based national sales tax of 23% to replace the flawed income tax system. This FairTax, which is slightly different from a previous proposal, though contains the same underlying basis, will increase United States competitiveness overseas. Unlike a value added tax, the FairTax does not tax business to business transactions, which indirectly increases the price the consumer has to pay in addition to having an income tax. Be it amended by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The 16th Amendment of the Constitution of the United State of America be repealed.

Subsection 1: Income, Payroll, and estate taxes be eliminated. Section 2:

A National Sales Tax of 23% be added subsequently to any state-issued sales tax if applicable, and collegiate level education and business to business production purchases be exempt from taxation.

Section 3:

A rebate be given to everyone consisting of $2,491(multiplied by two for couples) and an additional $950 for each child.


Subsection 1: This amount be given in 12 equal payments at the start of each month to cover the FairTax on necessities based on poverty level. Subsection 2: This amount be wired into a bank account at the beginning of each month that can be accessed with a debit card. Section 4:

This bill be placed into effect six months after the repeal of the 16th amendment is validated by Constitutional terms. 308C: A BILL TO RESOLVE THE CRISIS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Sponsored by: Senator Priya Dave from High Tech High School Representative Louis Steven Guerra from High Tech High School Illegal immigration has been an issue in our country since the very beginning, and in the last three years alone, over 900,000 people immigrated to the United States illegally. Most of these immigrants do not migrate illegally for the sake of illicit spite, but rather because the process of obtaining a visa is much too complicated and strenuous. To resolve this situation in an economical, just, and secure manner, we propose the creation of the Golden Opportunity Program, a worker visa that will be aimed at immigrants who would otherwise enter the country illegally. The Golden Opportunity Program will allow for a more convenient way of legally entering the country. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

A new classification of visa, hereby referred to as the Golden Opportunity Program, will be created.

Subsection 1: All matters relating to the distribution of the Golden Opportunity Program’s worker visa will be overseen by the U.S. Department of State, in a manner deemed appropriate by the Secretary of State. Subsection 2: All matters relating to the practice of the Golden Opportunity Program that are not explicitly outlined in this bill will be left to the discretion of the Secretary of State. Section 2:

The conditions of the Golden Opportunity Program will be as follows:

Subsection 1: Any person age 18 or older in any participating country may apply for the Golden Opportunity Program. The visa may be issued for a period of 1-3 years. Subsection 2: Said applicant must be sponsored by a business who has agreed to provide adequate employment to the applicant for the duration of his/her stay. Subsection 3: $750 will be loaned to each applicant upon arrival to the United States, with the goal of assisting the applicant in affording suitable housing. Subsection 4: At the completion of the predetermined period of time, the applicant’s employment must be terminated, and the applicant must depart from the United States. He/She may not reapply for the Golden Opportunity Program until one year has passed. Subsection 5: There will be no fee whatsoever for the submission of an application for the Golden Opportunity Program. Instead, a tax of 5% will be implemented on the participant’s earnings. Section 3:

The Golden Opportunity Program’s worker visa will be distributed only in those countries approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Section 4:

Participants of this visa will be required to report on their working conditions every 4 months. These reports will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Labor to ensure that working conditions are acceptable.


Section 5:

The Golden Opportunity Program will begin being offered as of January 1, 2012 and cease being offered as of December 31st, 2021.

Section 6:

Fines will be issued to companies found guilty of hiring illegal immigrants. These fines will be in range of up to $3,000 per illegal worker.

309C: A BILL TO EXTEND INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS FOR MINORS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER Sponsored by: Senator Nikolaos Caminis from Parsippany Hills High School Senator Chase Boyle from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Michael Kertesz from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Ryan Byrne from Parsippany Hills High School Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), also known as Autism, is a disorder that affects the brain’s normal development of social and communication skills. Autism is usually detected when these skills in children are not developing by 1 to 2 years after birth. Autism is becoming a more prevalent. 1 in every 110 kids has autism. Not only do families have to deal with the hardships that come with an autistic child but, also they suffer from financial issues. A family's lifetime costs for caring for a child with autism can reach as high as $5 million, according to the Autism Society of America. ABA (Autism behavioral analysis) is a very successful therapy for autistic children that helps develop social and learning skills. This therapy is proven to be more effective than drugs. The drugs used to treat ASD symptoms are not as effective as ABA and are not good in the long term. In addition, the ASD drugs have very dangerous side effects. Currently, Insurance companies do not cover any therapy costs for subscribers or patients who have autism. By insurance companies covering ABA, parents will only have to pay for their insurance premium. Thus, they will be able to provide for their special needs children equitably. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

All insurance companies must cover all families in the United States of America with autistic children up to fifty thousand dollars annually for ABA (Autism Behavior Analysis) treatment annually. These benefits will be covered until three months after the child is 18 years of age.

Section 2:

In order to receive these benefits from the insurance companies, one must have existing health insurance.

Section 3:

Insurance companies will receive half of the necessary money needed to cover the ABA therapy from the federal government.

Section 4:

The Department of Health and Human Services to watch over the insurance companies and to make sure that the families are receiving money for ABA treatment.

Section 5:

This bill will go into effect on January 1st, 2012. 310C: A BILL TO REMOVE GOD FROM THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Sponsored by: Senator Marios Athanasiou from West Orange High School Senator Brian Gould from West Orange High School Representative Matt Lawlor from West Orange High School Representative Eric Minglegreen from West Orange High School America was founded as a nation of religious freedoms, where citizens could partake in the worship and praise of any god or deity they pleased, or no god if they so wished. The “under God” in the pledge of allegiance which children are made to pledge in public schools violate the right of religious freedom, along with disrespecting and disregarding the separation of church and state. The inclusion of “under God” in the pledge is unconstitutional and should be removed at once.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The words “under God” be removed from the pledge of allegiance.

Section 2:

Public schools and institutions recite the pledge with the omission of “under God,” as the pledge was originally written.

311C: A BILL TO EXPAND CODIS INTO A UNIVERSAL CRIMINAL AND MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEM Sponsored by: Senator Mohak Dave from Secaucus High School Senator Ryan McStowe from Secaucus High School Representative Adit Shah from Secaucus High School Representative Anann Shahin from Secaucus High School Representative Tyler Glover from Secaucus High School The Combined DNA Index System, or CODIS, is a system of DNA records that supplies the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with forensic DNA evidence from violent crime investigations. This bill will expand CODIS to include medical records of all citizens of the United States. Currently the medical system is a tedious and complicated process, thus by forming the Universal Criminal and Medical Record System, known here as UCMRS, the process will become more fluid. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

One year from the passage of this bill all newborns must submit a DNA sample to the UCMRS. All other citizens of the United States will be given a two (2) year period of which to submit DNA samples to the UCMRS.

Subsection 1: Medical doctors will be permitted to take and submit DNA samples on behalf of their patients. Subsection 2: A tax will be implemented into the medical bill for the DNA sample. Section 2:

Access to the UCMRS will be strictly for authorized personnel.

Subsection 1: No private businesses or insurance companies are permitted to view the records. Section 3:

The DNA samples provided may not be used for medical research unless a wavier giving such permission is obtained at the time of the sample submission.

Subsection 1: In the event of a minor’s sample, the parent and/or legal guardian may sign waiver. In the case of duel parenthood, both parents must sign waiver. However, in the case of single parenthood, parent with legal custody may sign the waiver. Section 4:

All of the DNA samples will be destroyed after being entered into the record system unless waiver was signed (see Section 3).

Section 5:

Congress shall have the power to enforce this bill by appropriate legislation.


SENATE AND HOUSE D Senate D Chair: Shira Becker, Charles E. Smith Clerk: Aarushi Kumar, Secaucus

House D Chair: Nathan Taylor, Homeschoolers Clerk: Maryam Rahaman, South Brunswick


401D: A BILL THAT THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE BE ABOLISHED Sponsored by: Senator Shyrece Celestine from Alfred M. Barbe High School Representative Madison Claudel from Alfred M. Barbe High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 402D: A BILL TO REFORM ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION Sponsored by: Senator James Weisel from Gloucester High School Senator [ ] from [ ] Representative BEN CHECK? from [ ] Representative [ ] from [ ] Representative [ ] from [ ] Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 403D: A BILL TO INCREASE ANTI PIRACY MEASURES OF US COMMERCIAL SHIPS Sponsored by: Senator Shira Becker from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Representative Matthew Foldi from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 404D: A BILL TO INSTATE CLASSES REQUIREMENTS TO VOTE Sponsored by: Senator Harry Goldstein from Manalapan High School Senator Melissa Greene from Manalapan High School Representative Meera Murti from Manalapan High School Representative Vy Mukundan from Manalapan High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 405D: A BILL TO PREVENT ANIMAL ABUSE Sponsored by: Senator Jonathan Gerstl from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Gabrielle Barone from Parsippany Hills High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 406D: A BILL TO ESTABLISH FEDERALLY-FUNDED URBAN COMMUNITY CENTERS Sponsored by: Senator Jake Stockman from Taylor Allderdice High School Representative Rouk Shwaish from Taylor Allderdice High School Representative Bowen Schmidt from Taylor Allderdice High School Representative Evan Kimel from Taylor Allderdice High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 407D: A BILL TO REPLACE ALL PAPER CURRENCY WITH POLYMER BANKNOTES Sponsored by: Senator Chloe Blackstone from Watching Hills Regional High School Representative Enbar Ozeri from Watching Hills Regional High School Representative Brian Pester from Watching Hills Regional High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 408D: A BILL TO ABOLISH PRESIDENTIAL MATCHING FUNDS Sponsored by: Senator Niajja Sheard from West Orange High School Senator Bonnie Davis from West Orange High School Representative Tiffany Smith from West Orange High School Representative Brenna Simon from West Orange High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 409D: A BILL TO BAN COSMETIC SURGERY FOR ALL PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18


Sponsored by: Senator Joel Mercado from Plainfield High School Representative Emily Butler from Plainfield High School Con: Senator __from__ Representative ___from___ 410D: A BILL TO ENFORCE THE USAGE OF MILITARY TRIBUNALS FOR THE PROSECUTION OF ANY ALIEN UNFAWFUL ENEMY COMBATANTS Sponsored by: Senator Rachel Kleiman from Marlboro High School Senator Haley Potter from Marlboro High School Representative Jessica Chaiken from Marlboro High School Representative Jordan Goldstein from Marlboro High School Representative Jonathan Goldstein from Marlboro High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 411D: A BILL TO INCREASE THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN WHOSE PARENTS HAVE A MENTAL DISEASE OR DISORDER THAT HAS A PRECURSOR FOR VIOLENCE OR EXTREME MOOD SWINGS Sponsored by: Senator Thomas Abramowitz from Secaucus High School Senator Aarushi Kumar from Secaucus High School Representative Akhmad Ernazarov from Secaucus High School Representative Shaun Sengupta from Secaucus High School Representative Jennifer Noureldin from Secaucus High School Con: Senator __from__ Representative ___from___


401D: A BILL THAT THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE BE ABOLISHED Sponsored by: Senator Shyrece Celestine from Alfred M. Barbe High School Representative Madison Claudel from Alfred M. Barbe High School The Electoral College consists of popularly elected representatives (electors) that select the President and Vice President of the United States. The Electoral College is undemocratic and has struck controversy among many critics saying it gives many swing states disproportionate influence and does not directly represent the citizens. There are many flaws within the Electoral College such as overrepresentation of states and it also does not compensate in states with a large rise or decrease in population. Many may argue that it represents federalism and protects the rights of smaller states but it limits the voice of many voters. Numerous Constitutional Amendments have been proposed to Congress seeking to replace the Electoral College by popular vote but no proposals have ever passed. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

This act eliminates the Electoral College due to injustices in the voting process for the President and Vice President of the United States.

Section 2:

With the abolishment of the Electoral College, the President and Vice President are to be elected by popular vote for equal representation. 402D: A BILL TO REFORM ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Sponsored by: Senator James Weisel from Gloucester High School Senator [ ] from [ ] Representative [ ] from [ ] Representative [ ] from [ ] Representative [ ] from [ ] Every year in the United States, the price of college tuition rises at a rate far greater than that of inflation. Students of all backgrounds face years of debt after graduating while many others choose not to obtain post-secondary education at all. This constant rise in tuition is caused by over-spending by universities. When a university, whether private or public, receives additional funding by government funding, donations, etcetera, the money is funneled into additional spending projects, rather than lowering the cost of tuition. These educational institutions then face no negative consequences from their overspending and tuition hikes because students simply take out larger loans to pay for them. In order to make the post-secondary education system more efficient and to provide access to higher education to all who are intellectually able, universities should be made to view students as investments. Therefore, all public universities should be required to offer free tuition to students in exchange for 2-5% of their income for 25 years of full employment after graduation or 9-11% of their income for 10 years of full employment after graduation. This will provide universities incentive to reduce cost and tuition while educating their students to be highly productive members of society. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Public post-secondary educational institutions shall be required to offer free tuition to those students who will in exchange pay the institutions 2-5% of their income for 25 years of full employment after graduation, or 9-11% of their income for 10 years of full employment after graduation.

Section 2:

The percentages (2-5%, 9-11%) shall be determined by the individual institutions.

Section 3:

All preexisting tuition payment programs shall be preserved; the payment program that is herein described shall be optional for students.

403D: A BILL TO INCREASE ANTI PIRACY MEASURES OF US COMMERCIAL SHIPS


Sponsored by: Senator Shira Becker from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Representative Matthew Foldi from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Around 90% of all goods worldwide have been, at some point or another, transported by sea. Piracy is a serious threat to all seaborne goods. However, US ships do not have adequate security measures. Most US commercial vessels that pass through the Malacca Straits are floating targets for pirates. Every year, over 600 people are killed by pirates. Shipping companies hardly provide their vessels and crews with adequate protection. It is in the best interest of their crews, the company itself, and our nation as a whole to require minimum precautions to be taken against the ever present threat of piracy. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

This legislation shall apply only to vessels with cargo exceeding $10,000,000 that travel through heavily pirated waters.

Section 2:

All US companies with ships meeting the requirements of section 1 that are registered in America and are travelling through highly pirated waters will be required to equip their vessels with:

Subsection 1: Technology capable of registering their location at all times. Subsection 2: Video monitoring technology. Section 3:

All seamen aboard vessels meeting the requirements of section 1 shall have no fewer than 20 hours of anti-piracy training, with regular drills held onboard. 404D: A BILL TO INSTATE CLASSES REQUIREMENTS TO VOTE

Sponsored by: Senator Harry Goldstein from Manalapan High School Senator Melissa Greene from Manalapan High School Representative Meera Murti from Manalapan High School Representative Vy Mukundan from Manalapan High School Our government acts as a democratic republic. The people of America indirectly run the country. Thus, it seems obvious that the overall beliefs and actions of our government reflect beliefs and actions of the American people. Whereas: Whereas: Whereas: Whereas:

Anyone in the country over 18 who is a citizen has the right to vote; and, Many of these people may be ignorant to the true beliefs and intentions of the candidates; and, We depend on voters to "run" our democratic republic; and, People may not have time to watch the news or the station they watch may be overly biased.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled that: Section 1:

The requirement of completion of the course to in order to be allowed to vote will be handled as follows:

Subsection 1: The special slip will be either printable from the internet or mailed at the expense of the government. Subsection 2: The slip will be available only when proof is given that the course was completed. Section 2:

The course will be formulated as follows:

Subsection 1: The course will be broken down into sections for each candidate.


Subsection 2: Each section will be composed of approved facts about the candidate, campaign promises, and beliefs. Subsection 3: The course will also include a section on US government including information on the system of checks and balances and the two-party system. Section 3:

The money for the course will be obtained as follows:

Subsection 1: The facts about and views of each candidate will be supplied by the individual candidates and paid for by them. Subsection 2: The information about the government will be written and provided by a textbook company. The small cost will be covered by federal taxes. Subsection 3: Any other monies needed will be taken from campaign budgets, residual, or federal taxes. Section 4:

The details of the course are laid out as follows:

Subsection 1: The course will be available for all citizens. It will be in writing in multiple languages including braille by mail, as well as on the internet in writing and video. Subsection 2: The course should take about 30 minutes to finish. Subsection 3: The information will be gathered mostly via interviews with the candidates themselves and then verified by the party and other candidates. 405D: A BILL TO PREVENT ANIMAL ABUSE Sponsored by: Senator Jonathan Gerstl from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Gabrielle Barone from Parsippany Hills High School Animal abuse is a prevalent issue in today’s society. Currently, adopting a pet can be done by anyone because not every adoption place mandates a prior screening process. Pet stores are not required to find out if the adopter has a criminal record, if they have a home that is safe for the animal, and if they have the means to be able to provide for the animal(s). Appropriate screening procedures will decrease animal abuse drastically. Taking the extra step in the adoption and animal purchase process, by providing a background check and evaluation of the potential owner and their home will assure that the animal is going to a safe home. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The government mandate that before a person is eligible to adopt or purchase an animal they must obtain a pet owners license. The process to attain a license will require a background check, home evaluation, credit check, financial check, and evaluation to see if the person has a serious mental condition. This license must be renewed every two years.

Subsection 1: The investigations and evaluations of the prospective adopters will be performed under the supervision and jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture. Subsection 2: A potential adopter can apply for a license at a local pet store if he is 18 years or older. Each pet store, shelter, and private breeder will be required to have at least one trained representative to perform the required procedures to attain a license. Section 2:

A person who wishes to adopt/purchase an animal from another state must show their pet owner license first. This license is federal and is valid in every state.

Section 3:

Individuals with suspect backgrounds will be placed in the High-Risk Group license for ownership of an animal. A store cannot deny a person in the high-risk group an animal because they are in the high-risk group.


Subsection 1: The license must be renewed annually, at which times a trained specialist will reevaluate the owner’s responsibility and animal’s safety. If the owner does not commit any crimes and the animal is properly cared for and safe then the owner can maintain the license. If the owner has committed a crime or the animal is not being properly cared for or is not safe then the animal will be taken away and the owner denied future rights to purchase animals. Section 4:

The licenses will be produced by the Department of Agriculture.

Subsection 1: License fee charged to adopters will cover cost of regulation and oversight of the program. Section 5:

This bill only applies to domestic animals sold through pet stores, shelters, and private breeders. This bill does not apply to livestock and wild animals. This bill excludes animals used for diagnosed medical conditions such as seeing-eye dogs, hearing dogs etc.

Section 6:

Animal shelters, pet stores, and other adoption facilities will be fined if found selling animals to people who do not have a license.

Section 7:

This bill bans animals from being given away as prizes at fairs and carnivals.

Section 8:

This bill applies to all animals purchased or adopted as of January 1 st, 2012.

406D: A BILL TO ESTABLISH FEDERALLY-FUNDED URBAN COMMUNITY CENTERS Sponsored by: Senator Jake Stockman from Taylor Allderdice High School Representative Rouk Shwaish from Taylor Allderdice High School Representative Bowen Schmidt from Taylor Allderdice High School Representative Evan Kimel from Taylor Allderdice High School In many inner-city communities, poverty and crime run rampant. The residents of such neighborhoods often have low levels of education and poor health. The aforementioned factors can be a serious detriment to the development of young men and women in these communities, resulting in increased likelihood of poverty, poor health, and criminal activity in the younger generation. These trends leave said communities in a rut, so to speak. The establishment of government-funded community centers would make a tremendously positive impact on the community for generations to come. By offering low-cost or free-of-charge day care, continuing education workshops, and recreational activities to residents of all ages, the people are given a safe, stimulating environment which steers them (the youth in particular) from a life of crime. The workshops, by teaching attendees skills that are beneficial in modern society and business, prepare them for a more economically-rewarding lifestyle. The community center would become a social and economic hub of the neighborhood, stimulating local businesses and involving residents in local affairs. With the establishment of community centers, young community members will be prepared for a lifestyle that is more productive, eventually carrying the community out of a state of depression. Whereas: Whereas: Whereas: Whereas:

Crime rates will fall, reducing expenditures on prisons and law enforcement Poverty will become less prevalent, and funding can be reduced on welfare programs. Citizens will be provided with a forum to become more actively involved in local legislative affairs. Citizens will be provided with a forum to become more actively involved in local legislative affairs.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The Federal government shall fund the construction and operation of urban community centers.

Section 2:

State and local governments will be approached for fiscal contributions to the establishment and operation of community centers.


Section 3:

Programming must be drafted and approved in the subjects of fitness, health, finance, employment, and creative arts, that are appropriate for the region served by each community center by its opening:

Subsection 1: Fitness would include instruction on the importance of fitness, methods to stay fit, stretching techniques, and usage of fitness equipment. Subsection 2: Health would include instruction on the importance of a healthy and balanced diet, and preparation of healthy meals. Subsection 3: Finance would include instruction on the importance of saving, as well as improving spending habits. Subsection 4: Employment would include instruction on the development of skills that are useful for those seeking employment (i.e. resume assistance, etc.) Subsection 5: Creative arts would include instruction in visual, literary, and musical arts to keep children from resulting to illicit activity. Subsection 6: Any additional programming may be submitted for approval as deemed necessary. Section 4:

Fifty community centers shall be constructed in the United States by the year 2020.

Subsection 1: Community centers will be constructed in neighborhoods with at least ⅓ (one-third) of residents living below the poverty line within a one mile radius of the proposed site. Subsection 2: Community centers will be constructed in neighborhoods with population density that is greater than or equal to 2,500 persons per square mile with a one mile radius of the proposed site. 407D: A BILL TO REPLACE ALL PAPER CURRENCY WITH POLYMER BANKNOTES Sponsored by: Senator Chloe Blackstone from Watching Hills Regional High School Representative Enbar Ozeri from Watching Hills Regional High School Representative Brian Pester from Watching Hills Regional High School During the 2010 fiscal year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing manufactured approximately 26 million banknotes a day. Currently the United States of America’s banknotes are composed of 75 percent cotton and 25 percent linen. This bill proposes that all current banknotes be replaced with notes composed of Guardian Polymer. These bills are approximately five times as durable, and the polymer substrate in these bills protects them against reprography by making the bills more difficult to counterfeit. Traditional printing presses will be used to print polymer banknotes. These polymer banknotes will be more environmentally sound, because of their recyclability. A substantial decrease of mutilated bank notes would occur, requiring less daily production thus cutting printing costs in half. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

By January 1, 2013 twenty five percent of the American currency will have been transferred to plastic bank notes, fifty percent by 2014, and the process will be completed by 2015.

Subsection 1: The Redistribution of American Currency Agency, RFACA, will redistribute plastic banknotes in the place of paper bills. From October 1, 2012 until October 1, 2014 the process will take place and the currency will be completely redistributed by January 1, 2015. Banks will exchange their currency for plastic banknotes with the federal government, and as people withdraw money from the bank, the new currency will be infused into commerce. Likewise, large businesses will exchange paper money for the plastic banknotes. By January 1, 2013 twenty five percent of American currency will have been transferred to plastic banknotes, and fifty percent by January 1, 2014.


Subsection 2: After October 1, 2014 the final stage of the redistribution process will begin. People will be able to exchange their remaining paper bills for the plastic bank notes at sectioned off areas of banks. These banks will be highly guarded, but they will otherwise operate as usual. The redistribution process will be complete by January 1, 2015. Section 2:

A committee will be created to redesign the new currency.

Subsection 1: The United States Currency Design Commission, USCDC, will be in charge of changing the design of the banknotes to more appropriately suit the polymer substrate. 408D: A BILL TO ABOLISH PRESIDENTIAL MATCHING FUNDS Sponsored by: Senator Niajja Sheard from West Orange High School Senator Bonnie Davis from West Orange High School Representative Tiffany Smith from West Orange High School Representative Brenna Simon from West Orange High School Currently the government offers up to $74.4 million in matching funds of taxpayers’ money to provide to Presidential candidates from major political parties. In the 2004 and 2008 elections, both candidates have denied the money in favor of self-fundraising. This money, as a result, is essentially tax dollars that are not used for any intrinsic purpose. Therefore, these matching funds should be abolished as another tactic to save the tax payers from providing unnecessary money. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Matching funds for Presidential campaigns will be abolished.

Section 2:

The money already set aside for use as matching funds will be redirected for other governmental usage as decided by Congress.

409D: A BILL TO BAN COSMETIC SURGERY FOR ALL PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 Sponsored by: Senator Joel Mercado from Plainfield High School Representative Emily Butler from Plainfield High School This bill shall protect young Americans against potential medical problems; such as infections, scarred tissue, internal bleeding, etc. to ensure that they are aware of the life changing alteration they are making to their bodies. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Any individual under the age of eighteen shall not be allowed cosmetic surgery for purposes to enhance or augment their looks.

Section 2:

This bill shall not apply to an individual who has suffered a permanent disfigurement brought about by a birth defect, injury, or intentional tort.

Section 3:

Any medical professional violating the terms of this bill shall be subject to a fine, lost of license, or imprisonment.

Section 4 :

This bill shall take effect no later than March 21, 2010.

410D: A BILL TO ENFORCE THE USAGE OF MILITARY TRIBUNALS FOR THE PROSECUTION OF ANY ALIEN UNFAWFUL ENEMY COMBATANTS Sponsored by: Senator Rachel Kleiman from Marlboro High School


Senator Haley Potter from Marlboro High School Representative Jessica Chaiken from Marlboro High School Representative Jordan Goldstein from Marlboro High School Representative Jonathan Goldstein from Marlboro High School Military tribunals, court proceedings that are administered by our military rather than our federal courts, are established for the trials of unlawful foreign combatants. Foreign enemies who commit attacks of terror may be tried in civil courts or military courts; however this bill mandates the prosecution of foreign terrorists through military commissions. By eliminating the possibility of trials for alien unlawful combatants to be held in civil courts, justice for both the suspects and victims is easier obtained and the nation’s security is strengthened. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Regulation of suspects tried in military tribunals will be determined as follows:

Subsection 1: All prosecutions of unlawful alien combatants shall be conducted in military tribunals established by the president of Secretary of Defense in accordance with the Military Commissions Act of 2006. Section 2:

The added power granted to the President as well as the Secretary of Defense is as follows:

Subsection 1: The President and/or the Secretary of Defense of the United States will delegate the military tribunal venues according to which areas of the country they deem appropriate to hold a military trial. Section 3:

Any person affected by this bill shall have the right to petition the governing military tribunal to have the matter removed to a Federal District Court under the following circumstances:

Subsection 1: There is no reasonable evidence of the physical harm to individuals or possibility of substantial hard to national security. Subsection 2: To promote the conveniences of the court and the parties, the effective expenditure of military time and resources, and the ends of justice. 411D: A BILL TO INCREASE THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN WHOSE PARENTS HAVE A MENTAL DISEASE OR DISORDER THAT HAS A PRECURSOR FOR VIOLENCE OR EXTREME MOOD SWINGS Sponsored by: Senator Thomas Abramowitz from Secaucus High School Senator Aarushi Kumar from Secaucus High School Representative Akhmad Ernazarov from Secaucus High School Representative Shaun Sengupta from Secaucus High School Representative Jennifer Noureldin from Secaucus High School Parents who have mental disorders that have precursors for violence or extreme mood swings unfortunately do not have control over these tendencies. That is why these symptoms call for the parents being psychologically diagnosed, as opposed to simply being labeled ill tempered or extremely emotional. Because of such diseases, these parents can at any moment physically or mentally harm their children, whether they feel they can control these tendencies or not. This can have lasting implications on the children’s social skills and behavior, not to mention the effect it will have on the parent if they were to accidentally lose control one day and harm their child. The federal government already has the ability to pass legislation on crimes against children and prosecute anyone who has committed such a crime. Why then should the government not be able to pass legislation to prevent such crimes from occurring at all? Actions must be taken to protect the lives of our future leaders. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States Congress assembled, that:


Section 1:

The United States Congress shall prohibit an individual with a mental illness that has a precursor for violence or extreme mood swings from maintaining custody of or adopting a child without adhering to the following procedures:

Subsection 1: The individual must take medication prescribed by a psychiatrist for treatment of their disease, participate in therapy sessions with a certified psychologist, and be subject to house calls by a certified social worker as often as deemed necessary, but no less frequent than every three months. Subsection 2: A certified social worker will determine that the parent is consistently taking their prescribed medications and that the child’s well being is not in danger. Subsection 3: Any certified social worker which determines that criterion has not been met will remove the child(ren) from the home, awarding custody to the closest geographical relative, with the parents still maintaining visitation privileges. The social worker will continue to make house calls as often as deemed necessary, but no less frequent than every three months, in order to determine whether the child is now safe with the parents being restricted to minimal visitation. If the certified social worker determines this is not the case, visitation privileges may be revoked from the diseased parent, or the child(ren) may be placed in foster care depending on the severity of the case. The certified social worker must also take the child’s age into account and how that may jade their personal view on a situation when determining the stability of the home. Section 2:

All individuals seeking to adopt a child must submit for psychological evaluation prior to receiving parental rights to that child in order to establish the mental health of the prospective parent.

Subsection 2: If any prospective parent is found to have a disease or disorder that has a precursor for violence or extreme mood swings, he/she will be made aware of the procedures and consequences which are outlined in Section 1 of this bill. If potential adopted parent(s) refuse to comply, they will be denied adoption. Section 3:

Any individual with a mental illness that has a precursor for violence or extreme mood swings, who had their child(ren) prior to the enactment of this bill, must comply to the requirements of this bill within one year of its passing.

Section 4:

In any event that a cure-all drug is made for the treatment of such mental diseases, it will be mandated that all diseased parents on record take said drug, and the contents of this bill subsequently voided.

Section 5:

Congress shall have the power to enforce this bill by appropriate legislation.


SENATE AND HOUSE E Senate E Chair: Allison Weise, Easton Clerk: Ji-Ho Park, Pine Richland

House E Chair: Chandni Sinha Das, Freehold Township Clerk: Louise Matsakis, Homeschoolers


501E: A BILL REGARDING PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION DURING CRISES Sponsored by: Senator Tiffanie Qian from Colts Neck High School Representative Erica Tsai from Colts Neck High School Representative Megan McAuley from Colts Neck High School Representative Sara Shah from from Colts Neck High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 502E: A BILL TO RAISE CORPORATE AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS Sponsored by: Senator Katherine Reed from Easton High School Representative Hall Jump from Easton High School Con: Senator ____ from ____ Representative ___ from ___ 503E: A BILL TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS INVOLVING BLIND AMERICANS Sponsored by: Senator Jake Iapicca from High Tech High School Representative Melissa Santos from High Tech High School Con: Senator ___ from ___ Representative ___ from ___ 504E: A BILL TO INSTATE ALTERNATIVE MEANS FOR CARRYING OUT CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Sponsored by: Senator Caren Fitzgerald from Manalapan High School Senator Cara Daniello from Manalapan High School Representative Caylee Harrington from Manalapan High School Representative Jade Hanley from Manalapan High School Representative Brianna Quilla from Manalapan High School Con: Senator __ from ___ Representative __ from __ 505E: A BILL TO REGULATE THE INTERNET Sponsored by: Senator Erica Huang from Marlboro High School Senator Victor Li from Marlboro High School Representative Andrew Lee from Marlboro High School Representative Tiffany Chen from Marlboro High School Con: Senator __ from __ Representative __ from __ 506E: A BILL TO MAKE EIGHTEEN THE NATIONAL AGE OF MAJORITY Sponsored by: Senator Leigh Ann Fedkenheuer from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Jess DePugh from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Julia Ennis from Parsippany Hills High School Con: Senator __ from __ Representative __ from ____ 507E: A BILL TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT OF SELECTIVE SERVICE FOR MALES WHO APPLY FOR FAFSA AID Sponsored by: Senator Djuan Gamble from Plainfield High School Representative Tyler Baratt from Plainfield High School Con: Senator ___from ____ Representative ____from ____ 508E: AN AMENDMENT TO GRANT REPRESENTATION TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IN UNITED STATES CONGRESS Sponsored by: Senator Mihir Dixit from South Brunswick High School Senator Sankar Shanmugam from South Brunswick High School Representative Pravek Karwe from South Brunswick High School Representative Suraj Anandalwar from South Brunswick High School Con: Senator ___from ____


Representative ___from____ 509E: A BILL TO MAKE THE HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS (HPV) VACCINE MANDATORY AFTER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN Sponsored by: Senator Morgan Kaiser from Watchung Hills High School Representative Kaitlyn Tyls from Watchung Hills High School Representative Urvashi Chatterjee from Watchung Hills High School Representative Jane Burnett from Watchung Hills High School 510E: A BILL TO REMOVE ANY FORM OF POLITICAL AFFILIATION FROM ELECTORAL BALLOTS Sponsored by: Senator Ji-Ho Park from Pine-Richland High School Senator Brian McWilliams from Pine-Richland High School Representative Isaac Noel from Pine-Richland High School Representative Chris Hoeg from Pine-Richland High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____


501E: A BILL REGARDING PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION DURING CRISES Sponsored by: Senator Tiffanie Qian from Colts Neck High School Representative Erica Tsai from Colts Neck High School Representative Megan McAuley from Colts Neck High School Representative Sara Shah from Colts Neck High School Natural disasters have caused huge national and international problems in the past. These devastating feats of nature cannot be prevented just yet, however being prepared for these disasters can greatly catalyze reaction and response time as well as recovery. During a crisis there are five stages. Before the disaster, there is prevention, which is where problems that may arise are dealt with so they do not occur, for example building more hospitals to accommodate victims. This stage is used to identify vulnerabilities. Additionally, preparedness also occurs before the disaster. This stage helps improve response to a disaster and may include integration of or aid of NGOs (Non-governmental organization). During the disaster or even a short period before, the mitigation stage occurs. This stage lessens the impact of the disaster and may include actions such as building a levy. After the disaster, response occurs. This is when NGOs and other groups give direct, short term relief to victims. Contrary, the recovery stage focuses more on how to rebuild and recover from this disaster. In order to regulate public health action during crisis, it is crucial that a comprehensive plan that encompasses all five stages of disasters be adopted and enforced. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

In addressing the prevention, preparedness, as well as mitigation stages, the following actions will be taken:

Subsection 1: In order to ensure the safety of its citizens, the government will create a private sector to invest in construction in order to develop new technologies in architectural design and integrity. Subsection 2: States will have a specially designated board, State Health Advisory Board, for annual checking of infrastructure to ensure their stability based upon federally regulated guidelines, codes, and regulation. In addition to this, any new architecture projects will need to pass this comprehensive examination. Subsection 3: In addition to inspections, SHAB (State Health Advisory Board) will identify potential physical health hazards in areas, sanitation risks, and isolated areas that may be inaccessible by conventional means or may be hard to access in times of disaster. Subsection 4: This board will also work closely with hospitals to implement an emergency system in hospitals that will be adopted to aid in the response stage. Subsection 5: There will be publically designated areas for public evacuation prior to the actual natural disaster or public threat in each state. This will limit the chaos and instability that would result due to the displaced people. Subsection 6: A National Workshop will be created that includes a comprehensive preparedness program, education of the populace, health and hygiene resources, and health signs in public areas to ensure the entire populace is aware of the importance of sanitation. Section 2:

To yield better response results to disasters as well as decrease response time, the course of action will be as follows:

Subsection 1: Improved communication between SHAB and aid groups will be implemented as to meet the needs of citizens quicker and more efficiently. Subsection 2: SHAB will establish standard and flexible lists of requirements including but not limited to clean water and food, temporary shelter, clearing rubble, other debris, and how to do so. Dispatch teams from SHAB will facilitate in the actual distribution or


clearing. Using the above implemented system, aid groups will collaborate in the process as well. Subsection 3: Additionally, SHAB will establish parameters for temporary action for uses including but not limited to temporary/inflatable hospitals, medicines and drug distribution specific to the outbreak or problems at hand, and eco-domes. Subsection 4: Aid groups working with SHAB will work to provide clean water to areas with risk of water borne diseases. Products such as Gatorade will be used to aid hydration and maintenance of electrolytes and other minerals. Water purification straws and tablets will also be utilized to aid in providing clean, safe water. Subsection 5: In addition to this, simple items including but not limited to bandages, antiseptics, and other items, donated by major corporations or purchased by SHAB will be distributed to victims. Subsection 6: To deal with victim’s bodies so that it is not a health hazard, mausoleum-like structures or the method of cremation in the disposing of bodies will be utilized. This will aid in the prevention and spread of disease among surviving victims. Section 3:

The long term recovery process will be implemented as follows:

Subsection 1: Once response has aided its citizens in need, the state government, specifically SHAB will determine which units are in need of the most repairs. After creating an outline of the damaged infrastructures, SHAB will allocate designated amounts of money towards each project. These designations will be state government approved before any action is taken and state government still has jurisdiction to alter these funds in ways they see fit. Subsection 2: Temporary housing units, such as eco-domes, that were utilized during the response stage will either be fortified to create more appropriate and permanent housing, or removed and replaced with reconstructed buildings. Keeping in mind section 1, subsection 2, these structures will need to be SHAB approved. Subsection 3: There will be a special sector incorporated to SHAB that will aid those medically as well as financially in need after the disaster for a period of up to two years. 502E: A BILL TO RAISE CORPORATE AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS Sponsored by: Senator Katherine Reed from Easton High School Representative Hall Jump from Easton High School Current CAFÉ, or Corporate Average Fuel Economy, standards in the United States are one of the lowest in the world, demonstrating that the nation’s fuel efficiency regulations need improvement. Currently, cars must exceed an average of 27.5 miles per gallon (MPG) while light trucks (as defined by weight standards) must exceed 20.7 MPG. This law currently excludes passenger vehicles that do not meet the weight standards, such as heavier models of sport utility vehicles (SUVs). Automakers that sell vehicles in the United States that do not meet CAFÉ standards, currently pay a fine of $5.50 per 0.1 MPG for each car under the defined regulations. A higher fine for those failing to meet CAFÉ criteria will be a further deterrent for automakers that do not abide by the fuel efficiency laws. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The CAFÉ standards for fuel efficiency are adjusted to include any street-legal passenger vehicle, in addition to the cars and trucks already defined in the current CAFÉ standards.

Subsection 1: Cars defined by age from the Classic Car Club of America and the Antique Automobile Club of America are not included in the standards, based on the previous guidelines of Fuel Economy Reform Act of 2006.


Subsection 2: Trucks between the current maximum weight of 8,500 pounds and the weight of 10,000 pounds that still meets the vehicle classifications of physical and functional qualities are to be included in the CAFÉ compliance calculations. Section 2:

The fine for automakers that do not reach the target goal be raised from $5.50 per 0.1 MPG to $6.00 per 0.1 MPG. 503E: A BILL TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS INVOLVING BLIND AMERICANS

Sponsored by: Senator Jake Iapicca from High Tech High School Representative Melissa Santos from High Tech High School According to the American Foundation for the Blind, the clinical definition of blindness “refers to a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the best possible correction, and/or a visual field of 20 degrees or less”. Based on CDC data, 1.3 million Americans are blind; 109,000 of which use canes and only 7,000 of which use seeing-eye dogs to assist their mobility. Largely due to the ineffectiveness of current crossing signals, approximately 1,500 visually impaired Americans are killed by cars each year, and many more are wounded. In order to address the problems that current crossing signals are causing visually impaired people, crossing signals should have audio enhancements. Audio transmitters, which send “walk” or “don’t walk” messages to audio receivers that the blind individuals wear, will be installed to current crossing signals; and will send messages when activated by a button. These audio enhancements will help visually impaired people who do not own seeing-eye dogs cross the street; thus lowering the amount of accidents that take place due to visually impaired people crossing the street at the wrong time. It will be made known that the United States is looking for a privately owned entity to handle the research, development, and distribution aspects of this bill. Entities interested in receiving funding for this shall submit an application by January 2013. The entity will be chosen by a special committee after revision of all applications. Cost of audio transmitters should be in the price range of $50 to $75 and the amount of money to cover that approximately every blind person in America has one, is covered by this bill. This new technology cannot replace seeing-eye dogs but they are a reasonable replacement to those who cannot afford to train or own seeing-eye dogs. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

States shall apply for audio transmitter funding by submitting they a report on how many audio transmitters will be needed based on their current amount of crossing signals by January 2015.

Section 2:

Funds to pay for the cost of audio transmitters and their installation shall be allocated to states based on their reports.

Subsection 1: $999,999,999 of the Federal Budget will be set aside for the implementation of this project. Subsection 2: Funds will be allotted to the states in March 2016 Section 3:

$100,000,000 will be given to Medicare to pay for the audio receivers.

504E: A BILL TO INSTATE ALTERNATIVE MEANS FOR CARRYING OUT CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Sponsored by: Senator Caren Fitzgerald from Manalapan High School Senator Cara Daniello from Manalapan High School Representative Caylee Harrington from Manalapan High School Representative Jade Hanley from Manalapan High School Representative Brianna Quilla from Manalapan High School


Lethal injection is currently used by the United States Federal Government and 36 states as primary means to carry out capital punishment. Lethal injection executions follow a process of three injections, Pentothol (sodium thiopental) to induce coma, Pavulon (pancuronium bromide) to paralyze the convict, and finally potassium chloride to stop the heart. Unfortunately, Pentothol does not always succeed in inducing coma, meaning that throughout the process, the convict will experience excruciating pain as the potassium chloride moves through the veins, but due to paralysis will be unable to express outward pain or emotion. Electrocution is currently used by nine states as an option to carry out capital punishment. The process involves the convict being fitted with electrodes, which upon electrocution will raise the person's internal temperature to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The primary execution technique from the late 1800's into the 1980's, countless horror stories have resulted from the usage of the electric chair, which due to all too frequent human and mechanical error has left convicts burning to death or having to be zapped multiple times. Whereas:

Lethal injection and electrocution are risky and potentially tortuous methods of execution.

Whereas:

Under the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution, cruel and unusual punishment is prohibited.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The Federal government shall not carry out capital punishment through any intravenous or consumed lethal substance, or through the electrocution of convict.

Subsection 1: Section 1 applies to state judiciary systems. Section 2:

Alternative means of execution may include firing squad and guillotine.

Subsection 1: States wishing to present an execution method not discussed may appeal to the Supreme Court, which will determine the constitutionality of the punishment. 505E: A BILL TO REGULATE THE INTERNET Sponsored by: Senator Erica Huang from Marlboro High School Senator Victor Li from Marlboro High School Representative Tiffany Chen from Marlboro High School Representative Andrew Lee from Marlboro High School Two separate departments already regulate the internet. The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace (2003) gave the job of maintaining Internet security to the Department of Homeland Security while the Federal Communications Commission unofficially controls the Internet. The Department of Homeland Security has neither control over the content of the Internet nor control over how the software back-end of the Internet is secured. The Federal Communications Commission, likewise, does not have control over the security and may not even have the power to regulate the Internet. Due to this fact, there may be serious lapses in the regulation and security of the Internet. By creating a unified system to regulate both Internet content and security this bill would ensure the safety and stability of the Internet. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The Department of Internet (DOI) will be created following the enactment of this bill.

Section 2:

The Department of Internet would assume some duties of both the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Communications Commission:

Subsection 1: The Department of Internet will be responsible for both the security of the Internet and the enforcement of laws regarding the Internet. Subsection 2: The Department of Internet will take control of regulation of the Internet’s content while also assuming the role of protecting the nation’s Internet infrastructure.


Section 3:

The standards and regulation are as follows:

Subsection 1: At the present time, there is no actual law in the United States that enforces net neutrality. The Department of Internet will prevent larger commercial websites from completely dominating the marketplace. Subsection 2: The Department of Internet will ensure that inappropriate advertisements, video clips, and movie trailers will not be presented on websites targeted towards minors under the age of 18. This will include any liquor and alcohol commercials, R-rated movie trailers, and adult websites. Section 4:

The bill will be implemented as follows:

Subsection 1: The Department of Internet will regulate the internet as powers given to the executive branch in Article II Section III of the Constitution. Subsection 2: The Department of Internet is to file complaints and bring lawsuits forward to enforce the laws and regulations. Subsection 3: Websites not conforming to Department of Internet regulations will be taken down or have the offending material removed pending the results of the lawsuits mentioned in subsection 2. 506E: A BILL TO MAKE EIGHTEEN THE NATIONAL AGE OF MAJORITY Sponsored by: Senator Leigh Ann Fedkenheuer from Parsippany Hills High School Senator Jess DePugh from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Julia Ennis from Parsippany Hills High School The individual states within the United States of America vary in their ages of majority, which is the age at which a minor becomes legally recognized as an adult. It is generally accepted to be eighteen, however the states of Nebraska, Alabama, and Delaware recognize this age to be nineteen, and Mississippi’s age of majority is twenty one. This poses a problem in that most young adults who are eighteen leave their families to pursue further education at a university or a career. In fact, 80% of students live on campus, allowing them complete independence from their legal guardians. However, they do not have the abilities to take control and responsibility for their own actions due to the necessity of parental consent for most major decisions. Federally mandating the age of 18 as majority, would allow young adults to act autonomously in society wherever they chose to begin their new adult life. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The age of majority will be nationally recognized as eighteen in all states.

Subsection 1: All previous legislation regarding the age of majority shall be considered null. Section 2: If a young adult graduates from high school before they turn eighteen, they will be given the same privileges as of the age of majority. Section 3: All young adults who are eighteen are to be recognized as adults rather than minors, and shall be treated as such regarding the law. Subsection 1: Violators of this law shall be subject to the consequences decided upon by their state government. Section 4:

This bill shall take effect on January 1, 2012.

507E: A BILL TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT OF SELECTIVE SERVICE FOR MALES WHO APPLY FOR FAFSA AID


Sponsored by: Senator Djuan Gamble from Plainfield High School Representative Tyler Baratt from Plainfield High School The Selective Act as it exists uses sex, gender, and economic status as a means to grow the military. The act lends itself to discrimination specifically against males. Women are not required to sign up for the selective service act in order to be eligible for financial aid. Those who can afford to pay for their own education consequently are not required to sign up for the selective service act. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1: This bill shall prohibit the federal government from requiring an individual to sign up for the selective service act as a requirement for financial aid eligibility. Section 2:

For purposes of this act, the Selective Services Act is defined as the Federal Government requirement that an individual to register with the U.S. military in the advent of a draft.

Section 3: This act shall further prohibit the federal government from using either sex, gender, or economic status as a means to grow the U.S. military. Section 4: Congress shall have the power to enforce the terms of this bill by appropriate legislation. Section 5:

This bill shall take effect no later than January 1, 2012.

508E: AN AMENDMENT TO GRANT REPRESENTATION TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IN UNITED STATES CONGRESS Sponsored by: Senator Mihir Dixit of South Brunswick High School Senator Sankar Shanmugam of South Brunswick High School Representative Pravek Karwe of South Brunswick High School Representative Suraj Anandalwar of South Brunswick High School Currently, the people of the District of Columbia lack representation in the United States Congress. The 601,723 people living in the District of Columbia are unable to voice their opinions on legislation. With a population greater than the state of Wyoming, it is safe to say that the District of Columbia has enough inhabitants to form a congressional district. It is imperative that the people of the District of Columbia receive representation within United States Congress. Be it amended by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The District of Columbia shall receive exactly one representative in the House of Representatives, as the population in the District is large enough to deserve recognition.

Subsection 1: The District of Columbia shall not receive senators in Congress, as the Senate is based on equal representation for each state. Therefore, the District of Colombia does not qualify for senatorial representation. Subsection 2: The representative of the District of Columbia will be given all the authorities and rights of a state representative, detailed in Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution. Section 2:

In order to keep the number of representative 435 and to prevent future voting ties within the House, this amendment will take away one representative from the state of Texas.

Section 3:

The amendment will be enacted prior to the 2012 congressional election. Reelection will take place every two years as specified by Article 2, Section 1 of the constitution.

509E: A BILL TO MAKE THE HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS (HPV) VACCINE MANDATORY AFTER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN


Sponsored by: Senator Morgan Kaiser from Watchung Hills Regional High School Representative Kaitlyn Tyls from Watchung Hills Regional High School Representative Jane Burnett from Watchung Hills Regional High School Representative Urvashi Chatterjee from Watchung Hills Regional High School Currently, the Human Papilloma Virus stands as a huge public health concern, and is linked with genital warts and many types of cancer, such as cervical cancer. A recently developed vaccine will lower the risks of these cancers and is almost completely effective in preventing infections and disease. There is no federal law mandating that all sixteen year olds receive this vaccine. However if required, the teenagers would still be young enough for the vaccine to be effective. By setting the vaccine as a prerequisite upon reentering the public school system, the risk of cancer and infection will be prevented in many cases. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

That all citizens above the age of sixteen years be required to receive the vaccine.

Subsection 1: When a person turns sixteen years old, they will receive the vaccine for the Human Papilloma Virus at their local medical center. The person has a month to get the vaccine after they turn the age of sixteen. If the month is over and they still have not received the vaccine, they will not be able to return to school or travel until the vaccine is given to them. Subsection 2: There will be a stamp on the person’s license and passport showing the person got the HPV vaccine. Whenever the person renews their license and passport they must get checked for HPV as the vaccine is not 100% effective. Subsection 3: After the person is given the vaccine, they will be given information about HPV and will have to take 6 hours of education about the virus. These classes will teach people why they received that vaccine and what HPV is. The classes will also teach that just because they obtained the vaccine, does not mean that they cannot get HPV. They will learn how effective the vaccine is and how to be cautious of the virus. Section 2:

A sign out option will be available.

Subsection 1: A parent or legal guardian is not allowed to prevent their child from obtaining the vaccine. It is the child’s choice, and although it is mandatory, if the child can give a legitimate reason on why they are not able to receive this vaccine they must go to their local medical center to fill out the sign out sheets. They also must take the class mentioned in Subsection 2. Section 3:

The funding of this vaccine will be done as followed:

Subsection 1: The vaccine will be purchased from and administered by physicians as are other mandatory vaccines. Subsection 2: The federal government will hire educators to teach the mandatory classes, which are free to students. 510E: A BILL TO REMOVE ANY FORM OF POLITICAL AFFILIATION FROM ELECTORAL BALLOTS Sponsored by: Senator Ji-Ho Park from Pine-Richland High School Senator Brian McWilliams from Pine-Richland High School Representative Isaac Noel from Pine-Richland High School Representative Chris Hoeg from Pine-Richland High School It is a miracle when citizens of the United States of America decide it is their “democratic” duty to go to the polls and vote. We do every citizen in the United States justice by letting him/her vote for whomever he/she wishes to see next in office. However, there are withstanding issues with the system, even in a


democracy. In the past few decades, the United States’ Government has evolved into a government in which the people are divided over two main (but not limited to), simple words: “Republican” and “Democrat.” Political affiliation is distracting and has negative consequences upon an otherwise stable and sound government. Voters can now check a box to vote entirely one party or another, and now solely vote one side or the other just because it is what they are familiar with. Whereas: Whereas: Whereas:

It is our responsibility as members of Congress to help the people of the United States learn that there is much more to a democracy than your political affiliation. Many citizens of the United States do not entirely understand what it means to be a Republican or a Democrat and vote one side or another out of sheer influence. Voters deserve the right and the need to become more educated about the political system in which they live and participate in.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Political affiliations are removed from all election ballots in the United States, including elections on the city, county, state, and federal level.

Section 2:

he option to vote entirely by party shall hereby be removed from all electoral ballots for the purposes of having the voting community more informed about the people they vote for.]

Section 3:

Any public advertisement of political party on signs or posters of a politician in any voting center in the 48 contiguous states, Hawaii and Alaska is to be removed.

Section 4:

Public advertisements are not permitted to display any form of art or writing which clearly portrays a favoritism of one clear political party.

Section 5:

This bill will be enacted immediately pending approval.


SENATE AND HOUSE F Senate F Chair: Drew Garcia, St. Mary’s Hall Clerk: Hait Leuva, Parsippany Hills

House F Chair: Josh Leifer, Bergen County Academies Clerk: Avantika Krishna, Woodlands College Park


601F: A BILL TO ENACT THE VIDEO VOYEURISM AND CYBER-HARASSMENT PREVENTION ACT 2011 Sponsored by: Senator Natasha Diaz from Secaucus High School Senator Gabrielle Povolotsky from Secaucus High School Representative Ryan Moreno-Vasquez from Secaucus High School Representative Lauren Jackson from Secaucus High School Representative Ronni Chan from Secaucus High School Con: Senator ___from____ Representative __from___ 602F: A BILL TO BAN NEGATIVE CAMPAIGN ADVERTISING Sponsored by: Senator Tiffany Jones from Abington High School Representative Marycate Mucshett from Abington High School Representative Ava Borowski from Abington High School Con: Senator ___from___ Representative ___from___ 603F: A BILL TO END THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT Sponsored by: Senator Olivia Iskaros from Bergen County Academies Representative Joshua Leifer from Bergen County Academies Representative Evan Garden from Bergen County Academies Con: Senator __from___ Representative __from___ 604F: A BILL TO LEGALIZE EUTHANASIA IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ONLY FOR CERTAIN EXTREME CASES Sponsored by: Senator Sebastian Shimmings from Manalapan High School Representative Kavya Kandarpa from Manalapan High School Representative Christina Floristean from Manalapan High School Con: Senator __from___ Representative __from___ 605F: A BILL TO ESTABLISH AN OBESITY TAX Sponsored by: Senator Ravi Patel from Marlboro High School Senator Kush Joshi from Marlboro High School Representative Eric Farber from Marlboro High School Representative Neel Ghodasara from Marlboro High School Representative Nikhil Nayak from Marlboro High School Con: Senator __from___ Representative __from___ 606F: THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE TAX DEDUCTION INITIATIVE Sponsored by: Senator Marisa Pesce from Northern High School Representative Kate McGowan from Northern High School Con: Senator ___from___ Representative ___from___ 607F: A BILL THAT STATES THAT WOMEN ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR THE DRAFT Sponsored by: Senator Shannon Healy from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Representative Andy Murphy from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Con: Senator __from___ Representative __from___ 608F: A RESOLUTION TO ALLOCATE FEDERAL FUNDING TO COMBATING THE BED BUG RESURGENCE Sponsored by: Senator Nora Laberee from South Jersey Homeschoolers Representative Angela Taylor from South Jersey Homeschoolers Representative Katie Pollock from South Jersey Homeschoolers


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609F: A BILL TO CREATE A NATIONAL UNIVERSITY Sponsored by: Senator India Braver from Watchung Hills High School Representative Alyssa Braver from Watchung Hills High School Representative Laura Bisbee from Watchung Hills High Schoool Con: Senator __from___ Representative ___from__ 610F: A BILL FOR TEXAS SECCESSION Sponsored by: Senator Nick Goulding from Westwood High School Senator Drew Garcia from St. Mary’s Hall Representative Alex Maingot from Mary Carroll High School Con: Senator __from___ Representative __from___


601F: A BILL TO ENACT THE VIDEO VOYEURISM AND CYBER-HARASSMENT PREVENTION ACT 2011 Sponsored by: Senator Natasha Diaz from Secaucus High School Senator Gabrielle Povolotsky from Secaucus High School Representative Ryan Moreno-Vasquez from Secaucus High School Representative Lauren Jackson from Secaucus High School Representative Ronni Chan from Secaucus High School In recent years, the ownership and usage of electronic image-recording devices has become virtually ubiquitous. The widespread applications of image-recording devices and the convenience of electronically transmitting recorded material have facilitated the growth of video voyeurism and cyber-harassment. Such phenomena violate the privacy and damage the integrity of individuals, whose images are unwittingly captured and disseminated for malicious objectives. Oftentimes, victims become subject to ignominy, paranoia, depression, and suicide. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Whoever intentionally captures or attempts to capture, by any means, an inappropriate image of a non-consenting individual, regardless of age, for sexual or malicious purposes shall be fined or imprisoned.

Subsection 1: For video voyeurism, the term “inappropriate image” with respect to the nonconsenting individual, means an image of a private area taken under circumstances with the reasonable expectation of privacy. For cyber-harassment, the said term with respect to the non-consenting individual, means an image taken and exploited for the purpose to inflict personal distress. Section 2:

Whoever possesses or disseminates, such as through electronic means, an inappropriate image of a non-consenting individual for defamatory or sexual purposes shall be charged with a felony, with a minimum sentence of five (5) years.

Section 3:

Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit any expressive conduct, namely those with serious artistic, political, or scientific value. Furthermore, this Act does not prohibit law enforcements or intelligent activities.

Section 4:

Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. 602F: A BILL TO BAN NEGATIVE CAMPAIGN ADVERTISING

Sponsored by: Senator Tiffany Jones from Abington Senior High School Representative Marycate Mucshett from Abington Senior High School Representative Ava Borowski from the Tower Hill School Negative campaigning has been a staple of American politics in every election since George Washington became president in the late 18th century. The act has continuously diminished the American peoples’ opinion of elected officials and should be banned to prevent their increasing disenchantment with an integral part of today’s representative democracy government. The best way to facilitate this is to put a ban on negative campaign advertising, forcing candidates to highlight their positive attributes rather than stress their opponent’s negative ones. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1: This act forbids the use of negative campaign advertising by individual candidates for a national elected office. Section 2: Negative campaigning includes –but is not limited to- ad hominem, or “against the person” attacks that personally criticize an opponent that has little or no relation to the election, policy attacks, and attacks of an opponent’s character.


Section 3: Any candidate that disobeys this rule will be required to pay a fine of $2000 for each advertisement in the form of television, radio or newspaper. If the candidate chooses not comply, they will forfeit the election.

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603F: A BILL TO END THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT Sponsored by: Senator Olivia Iskaros from Bergen County Academies Representative Joshua Leifer from Bergen County Academies Representative Evan Garden from Bergen County Academies On January 1st, 1994, the day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was implemented; governments across the world took action to enforce the elimination to all non-tariff barriers to trade. Yet, in Mexico, NAFTA meant an attack on the people of Chiapas. The Mexican government, in accordance with American policy, seized control of seven towns in the state of Chiapas. This was essentially a death sentence for the poor indigenous farmers living on the land. Rather than stand idly as their lands were stripped from them to enforce the neo-liberal economic order, the residents of Chiapas took up their arms to fight for their lives. The result has been years of conflict and countless deaths. It is time for the United States to end its support for oppressive policies and state violence perpetrated against the indigenous minorities of Mexico. NAFTA has taken away the land of subsistence farmers, pauperized thousands of already-poor peasants, and destroyed the lives of innocent people. This bill will end the dangerous North American Free Trade Agreement in an attempt to rectify the grave transgressions of the American government. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The withdrawal of United States of America from the North American Free Trade Agreement shall be carried out as follows:

Subsection 1: The federal government of the United States will reinstate all tariffs in existence prior to the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Provisions of NAFTA pertaining to the United States of America shall be rendered null and void. The United States will reinstate the use of import licenses for goods travelling across the border to Mexico. Subsection 2: The United States of America will replace the provisions included in NAFTA with new requirements for inter-continental trade. The right of U.S. companies to establish firms in Mexico and Canada or acquire existing firms shall be rescinded. U.S. companies and other interested parties shall be prohibited from participating in the development of trade standards in Mexico or Canada on the same basis as firms in those countries. U.S. testing companies will no longer be able to apply for accreditation in Mexico or Canada on the same terms as laboratories in those countries. Special entry provisions into Mexico for executives and professionals shall be rescinded. Section 2:

The assessment of the damage done by NAFTA shall be carried out as follows:

Subsection 1: An independent committee, The Impact Investigatory Committee, shall be created to assess the ecological destruction and community devastation caused by NAFTA. Subsection 2: The committee shall assess the rate of land dispossession in Mexico caused by NAFTA. The committee shall determine the number of American jobs taken overseas by NAFTA. The committee shall assess the trends of purchasing parity, income inequality, and worker disenfranchisement in the United States and Mexico. 604F: A BILL TO LEGALIZE EUTHANASIA IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ONLY FOR CERTAIN EXTREME CASES Sponsored by: Senator Sebastian Shimmings from Manalapan High School Representative Kavya Kandarpa from Manalapan High School


Representative Christina Floristean from Manlapan High School Euthanasia is frowned upon in society because it is intended to cause someone's death. However, many overlook the fact that euthanasia saves people from suffering. Diseases of all sorts can inflict severe pain and imminent death. If death is already looming over a person, it should not be frowned upon to that person out of his or her misery. Euthanasia will only be used for extreme medical conditions at the patient's request. It will not be forced, and it will also not be required. Physical aid-in-dying (PAD) was attempted to be legalized in all states of the United States of America in the last 20 years but was only passed in Washington, Oregon, and Montana. Euthanasia and PAD are not the same thing because the administrator of the lethal dose differs in each instance. Euthanasia includes a physician or a third party administering the medication, but PAD requires the patient to self-administer the medication including the decision as to when to do it. Washington voted the Ballot Initiative 119 in 1991. Oregon passed the Death with Dignity Act in 1994. Washington passed the Death with Dignity Act in 2008. By legalizing euthanasia in the United States, people who experience severe pain will be able to end their suffering in a quick and easy. The use of euthanasia will be restricted to a list of well-defined cases in order to avoid cases in which the patient is too overwhelmed to make a proper decision. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The extreme cases for euthanasia will be determined as follow:

Subsection 1: Euthanasia should be used for relieving a patient in extreme pain. It should be up to the patient to decide, based on their level of pain tolerance and value of life. It should only be offered to those who have a low quality of life and who are at the end of their lives. For example, a person can be offered euthanasia when he or she only has a week left to live and cannot live through the pain and suffering. Subsection 2: Euthanasia should also be allowed for special extreme cases. If a patient is paralyzed or in a vegetative state, the family will decide whether they wish to choose euthanasia or life. Section 2:

The types of euthanasia to be picked from the following:

Subsection 1: Passive euthanasia is when the medical treatment is slowly withdrawn. This is the deliberate practice of causing the patient's death with the patient’s consent. It causes the patient less pain than would living without euthanasia. For example, if a person has lost a kidney and cannot survive for long without it, the medical support given will be removed so that the patient suffers no more than he or she already has. Subsection 2: The medical practitioner is allowed to take a certain step in causing the patient's death with consent from the family or the patient for certain extreme cases only. For example, if the patient has a week to live and no hope of surviving, the practitioner may give the patient the choice euthanasia. With the patient's consent, the practitioner may give the patient a lethal injection. Subsection 3: If the patient has no knowledge his or her situation and is completely unaware of his or her surroundings, the patient’s relation with power of attorney may decide what is best for the patient based on fact. The doctors cannot force the patient to use euthanasia if the person close to the patient disagrees, even if it is safer to use euthanasia. Section 3:

The agreement between the patient and doctor should be presented as follows:

Subsection 1: Before using euthanasia, the patient must sign a consent form stating he or she agrees to be euthanized. Since it is the practitioner who gives euthanasia to the patient, this gives the practitioner liable proof for the patient's family and the government. 605F: A BILL TO ESTABLISH AN OBESITY TAX


Sponsored by: Senator Ravi Patel from Marlboro High School Senator Kush Joshi from Marlboro High School Representative Eric Farber from Marlboro High School Representative Neel Ghodasara from Marlboro High School Representative Nikhil Nayak from Marlboro High School The plight of obesity is becoming more of a threat to children and to adults. Diseases that may arise from obesity, such as heart disease and diabetes, make such an issue a priority. Many efforts to curb American obesity such as instruction, recommendation, and coercion to live healthy lifestyles have been proven futile. In order to effectively reduce obesity and the health risks that come with it, America must take a more direct approach in curtailing obesity. As the world’s fattest nation, the United States must better its physical and financial image. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

State taxes must be imposed on residents who are obese in a manner they see fit to substantially reduce obesity.

Subsection 1: Residents that have medical excuses, such as … Subsection 2: The tax must have a cap of $500 per resident who resides in the threshold of obesity. Subsection 3: Only residents that have a Body Mass Index of above 30 maybe be eligible to be taxed. Section 2:

Residents that are taxed must be provided with counsel and tools to help them lose weight.

Subsection 1: Counsel may include physical therapists, physicians, or any experts that the state deems appropriate to serve as each residents counsel. Section 3:

States create a committee that will conduct and oversee the collection of taxes and allocation of funds to the tax on obesity.

Subsection 1: The Treasury Department of each State in the Union will oversee the committee to ensure that residents pay their taxes. 606F: THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE TAX DEDUCTION INITIATIVE Sponsored by: Senator Marisa Pesce from Northern High School Representative Kate McGowan The incorporation of green buildings into our society is not only beneficial to our planet, but it is an important investment for the future. Green buildings provide healthier environments, efficiently reuse resources, provide valuable renewable energy systems, and ultimately, save money. American industry has a staggering and potentially dangerous dependence on fossil fuels, and this dependence is prevalent among businesses large and small. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, if Americans reduced the amount of energy our buildings use by 20% over the next 10 years, we would save enough energy annually to power almost 100 million homes. In order to encourage and foster the construction of new, energy-efficient buildings, businesses that utilize green infrastructure should be allotted a tax deduction based upon their degree of energy efficiency as determined by their level of LEED Certification. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

To be eligible for the tax deduction, all buildings must be deemed sufficiently “environmentally friendly” by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification system.


Subsection 1: The varying degrees of the energy efficiency of each building shall also be determined by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification system, and each building will thusly be given an official LEED ranking. The business shall then be granted a tax deduction dependent on the level of certification awarded by LEED. Section 2:

Oversight of the program shall be given to the United States Department of Energy. This department shall be in charge of monitoring buildings and businesses that continue to participate in the program, to ensure proper maintenance and adherence to LEED standards.

Subsection 1: Businesses that fail to maintain their LEED standard, or refuse inspection will no longer be eligible for continued tax deductions on maintenance fees. Section 3:

United States Department of Energy will appropriate a budget for the tax deduction program. Businesses shall receive a one-time tax deduction based upon initial participation. Afterwards, Businesses shall receive tax deductions based on maintenance costs so sustain green infrastructure.

Subsection 1: The amount of the tax deduction will be in accordance with LEED standards, as outlined by LEED. 607F: A BILL THAT STATES THAT WOMEN ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR DRAFT Sponsored by: Senator Shannon Healy from Scotch Plains Fanwood High School Representative Andy Murphy from Scotch Plains Fanwood High School The declaration of independence stated that all men are created equal. In order to achieve such equality, it is important to treat all humans with equal rights and restrictions. In times of war our country has resorted to a draft for which it is mandatory that all able men of able age sign up for. However this has been viewed by the masses as sexist, as it only requires men to sign up. As the women’s rights movement arose, the conflict of whether or not women should have equal rights to men has been made one of the greatest debates of our time. Through these debates women have gained many rights. So it is to be brought to our attention now that since their opinions are becoming more and more respected by their male counterparts, they should also be required to follow all of the same laws as them. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Requirements for women in registering and participating in the draft will be the following:

Subsection 1: Women living within the United States of America of or between ages 18 though 25 shall be required to register for the United States Draft within thirty days of becoming eligible. Subsection 2: In circumstances when the current forces are not large enough to handle a war or national emergency, women who in the current situation are registered in the draft will be available to be called upon to serve in all branches of the military. Subsection 3 : Selective Service registration for women will be required for eligibility for Federal Student Aid, job training benefits, and Federal employment. Section 2:

Women who fail to follow requirements of the draft will be prosecuted as follows:

Subsection 1: Failure to register for conscription within the thirty day limit is punishable by law, violators will be charged in the form of imprisonment for up to five years and/or in fines of up to $250,000. Subsection 2: Women who refuse to participate in the draft after either having registered without filing, and/or having attempted or effected a deferral, are specifically required to


demonstrate a discrete and documented change in belief, including a precipitant, that converted a non-CO to a CO. Otherwise, they are to serve in the military. Section 3:

Women who are exempt from induction are determined by the following:

Subsection 1: Women already serving in a branch of the military or women whose current occupations are necessary for military or national interests. Subsection 2: Women who are officers of the federal and state legislatures, judiciary and executive branches. Subsection 3: Women who have been diagnosed with psychological disturbances that would cause them to be unable to function in an area of war and are not under medication for such disturbances. Subsection 4: Women who are confined by law to areas such as prisons, home arrest or mental institutions. Subsection 5: Women with mental handicaps and those who are physically unable and/or conscientiously objected to fighting or working in any area of the military. Subsection 6: Women who are pregnant or are caring for a child under five years of age. Subsection 7: In cases in which there is a family caring for a child under the age of 18, in order to prevent the child from being orphaned by either legal parents or guardians, one of the parents or guardians by choice is exempted from military service. In cases of single parents and guardians, the one adult is exempted. 608F: A RESOLUTION TO ALLOCATE FEDERAL FUNDING TO COMBATING THE BED BUG RESURGENCE Sponsored by: Senator Nora Laberee from the South Jersey Homeschool Chapter Representative Angela Taylor from the South Jersey Homeschool Chapter Representative Katie Pollock from the South Jersey Homeschool Chapter An alarming resurgence of bed bug (Cimex lectularius) infestations has taken hold of the nation. Bed bugs have a negative effect on health and sanitation nationwide. No primary determination of the cause or causes contributed to the resurgence has been made. Bed bugs in various regions of the United States have adapted to the pesticides and chemicals used to exterminate colonies. Additionally, very limited research has been conducted on bed bugs during the past several decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advocates research to be obtained concerning future potential for bed bugs to transmit diseases such as the late H1N1 outbreak. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled that: Section 1:

The federal government will allocate funding from lower priority research appropriations to the CDC and EPA specifically for ventures in researching and investigating improved methods to combat the bed bug resurgence.

Subsection 1: Lower priority research appropriations shall be considered comparatively on a case by case basis to establish allocation of federal funding. Subsection 2: Combined federal funding allocated from lower priority research appropriations to the research ventures of the CDC and EPA concerning bed bugs shall not exceed the amount $5,000,000 annually. 609F: A BILL TO CREATE A NATIONAL UNIVERSITY Sponsored by: Senator India Braver from Watchung Hills Regional High School Representative Alyssa Braver from Watchung Hills Regional High School Representative Laura Bisbee from Watchung Hills Regional High School


The need to improve the American public education system has long been recognized. Nations with higher education standards are already beginning to rival America in a global economy. The 2010 OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) report, which evaluates the proficiency of 15-year-olds in 70 different countries, ranked the United States 14th out of 34 OECD countries for reading skills, 17th for science and a below-average 25th for mathematics. However, it is not enough to merely offer increased educational opportunities if we are destined to lose our own best and brightest to the private sector. In order to increase the standard of education in America and to encourage gifted individuals to pursue careers as civic leaders, we propose the creation of a national university, which could, if successful, eventually be expanded into a network of national universities. The University would be an excellent opportunity for students of lower socioeconomic backgrounds to receive a quality education, despite their financial constraints. This idea was first suggested by George Washington in his first inaugural address and further supported by President John Quincy Adams. Similar to the United States military academies, admission to the university would be free, but a debt would be owed to the country. Unlike our military academies, service in the armed forces would not be required; rather students would be expected to repay the nation through public civil service. The National University would be open to all, regardless of race, religion, and creed. It would encourage a renewed sense of patriotism and civic obligation among young people. As Former President Bill Clinton once said, “Service is a spark to rekindle the spirit of democracy in an age of uncertainty.� Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

A national university will be created for the purpose of increasing graduates in fields of study deemed necessary to the vital interests of the United States of America.

Subsection 1: Tuition for students will be fully funded by the government of the United States of American in exchange for a three year civil service obligation upon graduation. Subsection 2: Candidates for admission must first receive a nomination from a United States Congressman before applying directly to the University. A nomination will also be accepted from, similar to the current admissions process at West Point: the Vice President of the United States of America; Congressional delegates from Washington, D.C., the Virgin Islands, and Guam; and the Governors of Puerto Rico and American Samoa. Subsection 3: Candidates must have an above-average academic record and a strong performance on standardized tests to ensure dedication to their education. Section 2:

Admissions standards will be more clearly defined by a National University committee.

Subsection 1: The House Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Department of Education will appoint a 20-member subcommittee to oversee the creation of the University and establish criteria for admission. This committee will report to the United States Congress and nominate a board of Governors of the University. The board of Governors will be charged with selecting appropriate fields of study to be offered by the University and will oversee the operation of the University by appropriate appointments of President, Provost, etc. Section 3:

National civil service standards will be set for all participants.

Subsection 1: By spring of their junior year of college, students must declare the area of civil service they intend to serve. They will need to apply for available positions in fall semester of their senior year. Subsection 2: Areas of civil service include, but are not limited to, community development, national research institutes such as the National Institute of Health, community outreach, children and youth foster care programs, disaster relief, preservation of natural resources and the environment, homeland security, and public safety. Civil service criteria will be regulated and enforced by the AmeriCorps, the federal


volunteer program created by Bill Clinton under the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993. Subsection 3: Upon graduation, former students will work for 3 years for a minimum civil service wage to be determined by the United States Congress. There will be no further obligation for to continue serving the nation after the 3-year obligation has been met. Section 4:

The funding will be secured as follows:

Subsection 1: The funding will primarily come from donations and money saved from the reduced salary of national workers produced by the University. A portion of the national education budget will also be funneled into the program. Subsection 2: The National University Fundraising Committee, NUFC, will be formed as a branch of the United States Department of Education in order to secure the necessary funding. Section 5:

The expansion and time frame of this program is outlined as follows:

Subsection 1: Following the enactment of this bill, the location of the school, preferably a relatively central one, will be determined by Congress by the year 2014. Funds will be accumulated in the meantime. Construction will begin in 2016 and the University is set to be completed and opened by 2020. Congress may delay the opening by no more than six years. Subsection 2: If after a decade, Congress has found the National University of America to be relatively successful, other subsequent national universities may be established. 610F: A BILL FOR TEXAS SECCESSION Sponsored by: Senator Nick Goulding from Westwood High School Senator Drew Garcia from St. Mary’s Hall Representative Alex Maingot from Mary Carroll High School “Texas is a free and independent State ... All political power is inherent in the people ... they have at all times the inalienable right to alter their government in such manner as they might think proper.” (Texas Constitution, 1876) "When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived...[it is] the inherent and inalienable right of the people to...abolish such government, and create another in its stead..." (Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836) "Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed... Whenever government becomes destructive to life, liberty, or property [i.e., the pursuit of happiness], it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it... It is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security." (American Deceleration of Independence, 1776) Whereas: Whereas: Whereas:

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SENATE AND HOUSE G Senate G Chair: Aayush Agarwal, South Brunswick Clerk: Brian Lipson, Freehold Township

House G Chair: Shawn Rusterholz, Freehold Township Clerk: Simone Klein, South Brunswick


701G: A BILL TO MAKE THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM OF UNITS THE OFFICIAL SYSTEM OF MEASUREMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Sponsored by: Senator Rebecca Raub from Bergen County Academies Representative Lauren Samuel from Bergen County Academies Representative Lena Chatterjee from Bergen County Academies Representative Miranda Wasserman from Bergen County Academies Con: Senator ___from___ Representative ___from___ 702G: A BILL TO EXPAND THE USE OF SPOT SECURITY MEASURES BY THE TRANSPORTATION SECUIRTY ADMINISTRATION Sponsored by: Senator Bryce Escobar from Freehold Township High School Senator Brian Lipson from Freehold Township High School Representative Shawn Rusterholz from Freehold Township High School Representative Michael Harvey from Freehold Township High School Con: Senator ___from___ Representative ___from___ 703G: A BILL TO PROMOTE GENOMIC RESEARCH AND APPLICATION THEREOF Sponsored by: Senator Jacob Dorn from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Representative Madeline Paulson from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Con: Senator ___from___ Representative ___from___ 704G: A BILL TO PERMIT MONETARY COMPENSATION FOR CADAVERIC ORGANS Sponsored by: Senator Shruti Tadepalli from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Kathy Xia from Parsippany Hill High School Representative Meenal Upadhyay from Parsippany Hills High School Con: Senator ___from__ Representative___from___ 705G: A BILL TO ABOLISH THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Sponsored by: Senator Angielly Dominguez from Secaucus High School Senator Ryan Nelson from Secaucus High School Senator Fernando Gomez from Secaucus High School Representative Rahul Nagpal from Secaucus High School Representative Adam Nelson from Secaucus High School Con: Senator __from___ Representative __from___ 706G: A BILL TO PLANT THE SEED OF JUSTICE IN AMERICA’S FARMING FUTURE Sponsored by: Senator Tate Waddell from St. Stephen’s High School Senator Sara Carter from St. Stephen’s High School Representative Taylor Bell from St. Stephen’s High School Representative Rachel Gandy from St. Stephens High School Representative Matthew Baker from St. Stephen’s High School Con: Senator __from___ Representative __from___ 707G: A BILL TO CREATE A FEDERAL AGENCY TO ENHANCE FAMILY UNITY IN AMERICAN SOCIETY Sponsored by: Senator Daniel Rietze from Watchung Hills High School Representative Kush Mukerjee from Watchung Hills High School Con: Senator ___from___ Representative __from___ 708G: A BILL TO ELIMINATE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Sponsored by: Senator David Meni from West Windsor Plainsboro High School South


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Representative Nicole Joseph from West Windsor Plainsboro High School South Representative Katya Savelieva from West Windsor Plainsboro High School South Senator __from___ Representative __from___

709G: A BILL TO ABOLISH THE PENNY Sponsored by: Senator Russell Davis from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Senator Eli Ben-Michael from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Representative Luke Dodge from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Representative Andrew Citera from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Representative Amanda Ho from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Con: Senator __from__ Representative ___from___ 710G: THE CONTINGENT LEGALIZATION OF VICTIMLESS CRIMES ACT OF 2011 Sponsored by: Senator Harry Freedman from High Tech High School Representative Paras Patel from High Tech High School Con: Senator __from___ Representative __from___


701G: A BILL TO MAKE THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM OF UNITS THE OFFICIAL SYSTEM OF MEASUREMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Sponsored by: Senator Rebecca Raub from Bergen County Academies Representative Lauren Samuel from Bergen County Academies Representative Lena Chatterjee from Bergen County Academies Representative Miranda Wasserman from Bergen County Academies America currently is on the United States Customary System, which encompasses units of measure including inches, feet, miles, ounces and pounds. Converting from this cumbersome system, which uses twenty base units, to the more widely used metric system would be widely beneficial to the nation. The metric system uses seven base units to measure distance, weight, time, temperature and volume, and uses base ten when converting from smaller units to larger units. By converting to the metric system, this bill allows the United States to be more connected to the world by being up to par with the international standard in measurement. The transition from the US Customary Units to the International System of Units will be able to be executed quickly and simply with today’s technologies, as opposed to various failed attempts in the past (Metric Conversion Act of 1975, Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988). This transition would make international comparisons and trade much easier, especially in scientific collaborations and international business. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Units of measure for distance, weight, time, temperature, and volume are those described by the metric system.

Section 2:

All products and measurement tools sold and distributed in the United States are to include the units of the metric system by December 31, 2012.

Section 3:

The use of SI Units in education.

Subsection 1: Schools in the United States must teach their students using SI Units by 2016. Subsection 2: Government-administered tests will be implemented to test the students’ knowledge of the metric system Section 4:

The use of SI Units in transportation.

Subsection 1: In order to pass inspection, all motor vehicles must have an odometer that measures speed in kilometers per hour as of July 1, 2015. Subsection 2: All goverment agencies in charge of transportation must replace all references to and measurements in US Customary Units with those of International System Units by July 1, 2015. 702G: A BILL TO EXPAND THE USE OF SPOT SECURITY MEASURES BY THE TRANSPORTATION SECUIRTY ADMINISTRATION Sponsored by: Senator Bryce Escobar from Freehold Township High School

Senator Brian Lipson from Freehold Township High School Representative Shawn Rusterholz from Freehold Township High School Representative Michael Harvey from Freehold Township High School In the post-9/11 world in which the United States is subjected to today, security remains a key concern of most Americans. Included in that is travel security – most notably airport security. Over the recent years, airport security has grown to encompass some quite invasive means, inflight pat-downs and full electronic body scans, as the Department of Homeland Security has stepped up its standards for security in American air travel. Also included in these measures is a program named SPOT, or Screening by Observational Techniques, which is employed by the Transportation Security Administration, the branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that is charged with executing screening and security measures for the nation's airline industry. The SPOT program began in 2003, and uses behavioral and observational


analysis of passengers at some of the nation's largest airports. In 2010, the agency had a budget of $212 million for the program's use at 161 American airports, and the deployment of 3,000 special Behavior Detection Officers (BDO). Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The Transportation Security Administration is to expand it's SPOT (Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques) starting on January 1, 2012, increasing the force of Behavior Detection Officers from 3,000 to 3,500.

Subsection 1: The program will also be extended to 24 additional airports to a total of 185 airports within the United States. Subsection 1: An increase of $29 million in funding will be provided to the Department of Homeland Security to pay for the expansion of the program, allocated from the federal budget. Section 2:

All standard security procedures and TSA policies currently in effect at U.S. airports will remain in effect, as the expanded SPOT program will supplement the current procedures. 703G: A BILL TO PROMOTE GENOMIC RESEARCH AND APPLICATION THEREOF

Sponsored by: Senator Jacob Dorn from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Representative Madeline Paulson from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Although the Human Genome Project is finished, we are far from understanding the full implications of the results due to our ignorance of the purpose of each DNA sequence (the set of proteins which decide genetic traits). Finding the purpose of each sequence would open a path to greater health for everyone. If the purpose of each sequence was discovered, we would be able to rid ourselves of diseases and tailor health treatments to individual needs, resulting in lower health care costs and healthier citizens. This is attainable through a combination of computer programs and human diligence. Once these discoveries are made, we must ensure they do not fall into the hands of another country or a greedy pharmaceutical company wishing us harm. The reduced health care expenditures and proprietary information will also ensure the program’s fiscal responsibility. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

$497 million dollars per year will be allotted to the study of the human genome and ways to employ that study, with $300 million per year be allotted to the programming of a computer program that will figure out the purpose of each sequence. The $300 million will be added to the $497 million fund after the completion of the computer program.

Section 2:

A 15-member panel of bioethicists to oversee the project outlined in this bill will be created. The panel will have the right to terminate any unethical portion of the program. The panel will receive $3 million per year. 5 head panelists must be approved by Congress, and every panelist thereafter will be chosen by the head panelists. All will have 6-year terms after they are first approved, but may be re-approved.

Section 3:

Parts of the work may be contracted out to private organizations deemed acceptable by the panel, but the information, regardless of researcher, is the property of the US government.

Section 4:

This act will be paid for through phasing out agricultural subsidies for farmers earning more than $250,000 per year over the next three years.

704G: A BILL TO PERMIT MONETARY COMPENSATION FOR CADAVERIC ORGANS Sponsored by: Senator Shruti Tadepalli from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Kathy Xia from Parsippany Hills High School


Representative Meenal Upadhyay from Parsippany Hills High School One of the most significant breakthroughs in modern medicine is organ transplantation, but, tragically, it is a miracle that is out of reach for thousands of Americans. Currently, more than 100,000 men, women, and children in America are in need of life-saving organ transplants, and a new name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list every 11 minutes. Yet each day, on average, 18 people die in the United States because of the shortage of organ donors. Clearly, the current “altruism-only” donation-based system is ineffective in providing enough organs for transplantations. Therefore, establishing a monetary compensation for cadaveric organs, or organs that are removed after brain death, will not only help end the organ shortage, but also alleviate the needless suffering and deaths of thousands of prospective organ transplant patients. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 will be amended to permit a monetary compensation for cadaveric organs for anyone 21 years of age or older.

Section 2:

Two markets will be created: a pre-death market, in which individuals can sell future rights to their organs for money now, and a post-death market, in which the families of brain-dead potential donors can receive payment after the death.

Subsection 1: In the pre-death market, monetary compensation will take the form of reverse insurance. Once an individual signs the contract to sell the future rights to their organs, they will receive small yearly payments until they pass away. Each yearly payment can be anywhere from $200 to $400. Subsection 2: In the post-death market, monetary compensation will either be in the form of cash, given to the deceased’s estate, or in the form of reimbursement of funeral/hospital expenses, and will be designated by the specific contract signed. If it is in the form of cash, it can be anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000. Section 3:

The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) will allow organ brokerage firms to pay for the organs and/or the rights to the organs and act as the middlemen between the buyers and sellers. It will, however, continue to handle organ testing and allocation. 705G: A BILL TO ABOLISH THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Sponsored by: Senator Angielly Dominguez from Secaucus High School Senator Ryan Nelson from Secaucus High School Senator Fernando Gomez from Secaucus High School Representative Rahul Nagpal from Secaucus High School Representative Adam Nelson from Secaucus High School Practically since its inception in 1975, and more noticeably since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (2001), the federal government of the United States has toyed with the education of its citizens. Whether by institution standards that disrupt curricula, creating an arbitrary and punitive system, withholding funding, or maintaining false orthodoxies, national politics has allowed the gambling of our children’s education. A complete and permanent removal of Congress’s hindering ability from American classrooms is therefore necessary to restore not just state’s rights, but also the soundness of education. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Effective one year of the passage of this bill, the Federal Department of Education will be completely abolished.


Section 2:

All funds currently appropriated to the United States Department of Education will be returned to the federal treasury. All resources and all equipment/materials will be sold at fair market value, distributed to the states, or otherwise dealt with based on the recommendations of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

706G: A BILL TO PLANT THE SEED OF JUSTICE IN AMERICA’S FARMING FUTURE Sponsored by: Senator Tate Waddell from St. Stephens Senator Sara Carter from St. Stephens Representative Taylor Bell from St. Stephens Representative Rachel Gandy from St. Stephens Representative Matthew Baker from St. Stephens 67% of the Global Propriety Seed Market is patented. This leaves 33% of seeds unaltered, but risks for cross -pollination, resulting in their patent. Research shows that 75% of plants genetic diversity has already been lost due to weakening of traditional seed systems. Not only is the global food market at risk, but also it leaves an unfair imbalance in food trade and growth. This leaves potential for the development of a monopoly in the food industry. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Effective January 1, 2012, food companies cannot place patents on any growing components that cannot be contained by nature. These components include but are not limited to seeds, hormones, pesticides, etc. Subsection 1: Byproducts of animals who contain patented components cannot be patented.

Section 2:

All existing patents will remain; any companies who have been obtained before the passing of this bill due to patent violations will remain the property of the patent-holding company.

Subsection 1: Should companies’ products obtain patented components through natural processes (cross-pollination, cross-breeding, etc.), they are protected from falling under the possession of the patent-owning company. 707G: A BILL TO CREATE A FEDERAL AGENCY TO ENHANCE FAMILY UNITY IN AMERICAN SOCIETY Sponsored by: Senator Daniel Rietze from Watchung Hills Regional High School Representative Kush Mukerjee from Watchung Hills Regional High School Trying to meet the demands of modern American society and overwhelmed with pressures from school, work, and social circles, individuals find themselves distracted from the simpler values of past generations, predominantly the family. As a result of such distractions, families are weakening and traditions are diminishing: many parents no longer eat dinner with their children during the week; Saturday activities are planned with friends rather than relatives; and visiting grandparents is often seen as an inconvenient hassle. Since families provide the building block of all society, this weakening of the family’s influence will negatively impact the United States. Without the influence of families, values are not passed through generations, the ability to connect with others is lost, and there is no support system to help individuals solve their problems. Therefore, if the United States hopes to enjoy long-term success in any initiatives, the family must first be restored as a strong influence in daily life. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Independent of all existing government institutions, the National Association of Family Unity (NAFU), a federal agency, will be created to advance a national program to re-instill the value of family into the American society.

Section 2:

The responsibilities of NAFU will consist of organizing year-round activities and services to encourage family bonding time and to assist families in addressing their problems. NAFU’s


initiatives will revolve around instilling family values into future generations, thereby arousing respect for family tradition, culture, and education. Subsection 1: Recognizing that part of the reason that family members do not spend time together is that they do not have adequate opportunities to spend time with one another, NAFU will oversee organized events for families within local communities across the country. Such activities may include outdoor game days, picnics in parks, parades, street fairs, or volunteer circuses geared towards joint family participation. Subsection 2: In order to bring together various social institutions for the encouragement of family values, NAFU will involve public schools, businesses, and places of work in its initiatives. Such cooperation may include school projects centered around interviewing grandparents, regular “Bring a Family Member” days – providing the opportunity to bring a sibling, grandparent, cousin, or other relative or guardian to school or work for the day – or days set aside regularly for family visits to college students, all in an effort to use family as a support and relief from the hectic schedule of daily life. Subsection 3: Understanding that the preservation of tradition goes hand-in-hand with the survival of family in the social sphere, NAFU will undertake initiatives to encouraging the passing down of traditions through the generations. Such programs may include creating and maintaining a National Family Traditions Database, giving families the opportunity to share their holiday customs, traditional recipes, etcetera, with other families. Subsection 4: Respecting that family life brings immense emotional tests and obstacles, NAFU will provide opportunities for families to work through their problems, including coping with sickness, death, depression, and unemployment. Such initiatives may include making free counseling regularly available, sponsoring parenting classes in community colleges, and hosting periodic National Challenge Days, events where families can meet in large groups to share and understand each other’s concerns. Subsection 5: The activities and initiatives of NAFU may include, but are not limited, to those listed above. Section 3:

The National Association of Family Unity will be created and funded as follows.

Subsection 1: A temporary congressional committee composed of individuals from both houses will be formed to manage the initial organization and hiring of administrators and employees of NAFU. This committee must be established within 90 days of the passage of this bill. The committee must then fulfill its obligations and establish NAFU within another 90 days after being formed. At that point, the congressional committee will cease to exist, and NAFU will manage its own administration. Subsection 2: NAFU salaries and initiatives will be provided through federal funds. In order to reduce costs, NAFU will dedicate itself to recruiting local volunteers to host and run activities. 708G: A BILL TO ELIMINATE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Sponsored by: Senator David Meni from West Windsor Plainsboro High School South Representative Nicole Joseph from West Windsor Plainsboro High School South Representative Katya Savelieva from West Windsor Plainsboro High School South Today the selection process for college employs affirmative action. Affirmative action refers to policies that take race, ethnicity, physical disabilities, sex, or a person’s parents’ social class into consideration in an attempt to promote equal opportunity or increase ethnicity or other forms of diversity. The impetus towards affirmative action is twofold: to maximize diversity in all levels of society, along with its presumed benefits, and to redress perceived disadvantages due to overt, institutional, or involuntary discrimination. However, this results in reverse discrimination. Reverse discrimination is discrimination


against members of a dominant or majority group, or in favor of members of a minority or historically disadvantaged group. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 implemented racial quotas, which is unconstitutional. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Change the college admissions process to take into account a person’s achievements as opposed to their race.

Subsection 1: Implement a regimented system for how students are accepted into specific colleges. (ie. A specific number of volunteer hours, sports, and extra-curricular activities) Subsection 2: Eliminate all racial quotas involved in the admissions process. Section 2:

Make interviews mandatory for all colleges as a part of the admissions process.

Subsection 1: For the applicants who meet the college’s requirements, an interview must be held. Subsection 2: The interview must be standard for each applicant that is being considered. Section 3:

Scholastic opportunities such as loans and scholarships will remain unaffected by this mandate; those will be left to individual organizations and foundations as they please. 709G: A BILL TO ABOLISH THE PENNY

Sponsored by: Senator Russell Davis from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Senator Eli Ben-Michael from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Representative Luke Dodge from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Representative Andrew Citera from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Representative Amanda Ho from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School The penny has become a nuisance in American society. In 2009, it cost 1.62¢ to mint a penny, and the price is not going down anytime soon. In the fiscal year of 2009, 19.8 million dollars were lost producing the penny. Why keep producing something so pointless? Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The production of pennies is to be halted as of March 2011, making the nickel the smallest amount of currency in the United States.

Subsection 1: After March 2011, pennies will still be worth 1¢, but production will stop. 710G: THE CONTINGENT LEGALIZATION OF VICTIMLESS CRIMES ACT OF 2011 Sponsored by: Senator Harry Freedman from High Tech High School Representative Paras Patel from High Tech High School In a country founded on the ideas of individual liberty it is a strange perversion of our justice system that there are so many crimes where no individual’s moral rights are infringed upon. Beyond this perversion of our national ideals many of the laws have virtually no enforceability, and so we are put in the position of spending billions of dollars on catching and jailing these “criminals” without any hope of victory against these acts in sight. For these reasons this bill hopes to alleviate the stress on our economy and on our collective conscience. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

That all criminal penalties for drug possession and/or purchase shall be abolished for those above the age of 18 for schedule 1 controlled substances and age 23 for substances in the schedule 2 controlled substances list.


Section 2:

That all controlled substances legalized in this bill follow all regulations currently in place for alcohol except for those specifically here inscribed.

Section 3:

That special licenses be given to any party wishing to create or sell any previously controlled substance without which no party may create or sell these substances.

Section 3:

That a sales tax of fifty percent be placed on any sale legalized here in and the money be used to pay for new programs to help with addiction such as rehab.

Section 3:

That all other victimless crimes, as defined by a special committee here in formed, shall be legalized including but not restricted to the following: seatbelt laws and all other laws restricting individuals age 18 or older purely for their personal safety, prostitution, curfews, and organ selling.

Subsection 1: That part of the definition of victimless crimes shall apply only to individuals and not corporations. Subsection 2: That part of the definition of victimless crimes shall not include and shall not apply to any act allowing political corruption.


SENATE AND HOUSE H Senate H Chair: Aliza Rizvi, Watchung Clerk: Prachi Mehotra, Parsippany Hills

House H Chair: Rachel Brown, Watchung Clerk: Sahil Bambulkar, South Brunswick


801H: A BILL TO INCREASE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF USAID Sponsored by: Senator Caitlin Flynn from Immaculate Heart Academy Senator Yiana Matthews from Immaculate Heart Academy Representative Hannah Glaser from Immaculate Heart Academy Representative Shauna Frola from Immaculate Heart Academy Con: Senator ___from___ Representative ___from___ 802H: A BILL TO ERADICATE ALL STATES’ STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR THE CRIME OF RAPE Sponsored by: Senator Brittany Nichols of D.W. Carter High School Representative Ramon Williams of D.W. Carter High School Con: Senator ___from___ Representative ___from___ 803H: A BILL TO BAN NICOTINE IN CIGARETTES Sponsored by: Senator Julia Small from High Tech High School Representative Ayah Mouhktar from High Tech High School Con: Senator ___from___ Representative ___from___ 804H: A BILL TO TAX COAL FOR INTRODUCTION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY Sponsored by: Senator Tyler Ahlf from Manalapan High School Representative Eddie Lazar from Manalapan High School Representative Mustafa Khan from Manalapan High School Con: Senator ___from___ Representative ___from___ 805H: A BILL TO RESTRICT FALSE PORTRAYAL OF BODY IMAGE IN THE MEDIA Sponsored by: Senator Aditya Ayyakad from Marlboro High School Senator Aayush Patel from Marlboro High School Representative Sravya Jasti from Marlboro High School Representative Aditi Sinha from Marlboro High School Con: Senator ___from___ Representative ___from___ 806H: A BILL TO ELIMINATE CERTAIN TYPES OF HORMONES IN FOOD SOURCES Sponsored by: Senator Rebecca Hou from Parsippany Hills High School Senator Julie Chen from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Maggie Wang from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Leana Adiwinarso from Parsippany Hills High School Con: Senator ___from___ Representative ___from___ 807H: A BILL TO REGULATE THE FEDERAL BUDGET Sponsored by: Senator Christopher Cerchio from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Senator Michael Chaia from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Representative Hollis Wang from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Representative Marc Estriplet from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Representative Robert Cerchio from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Con: Senator ___from___ Representative ___from___ 808H: A BILL TO ALLOW NATURALIZATION OF ILLEGAL ALIENS VIA AN EDUCATIONAL OR MILITARY PATH Sponsored by: Senator Gokul Mukunda from Colts Neck High School Senator Zachary Shakked from Colts Neck High School Representative Nabiha Khakoo from Colts Neck High School Representative Raza Asghar from Colts Neck High School


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809H: A BILL TO MANDATE ADDITIONAL DRIVING TESTS FOR ELDERLY DRIVERS Sponsored by: Senator Rolanda Wang from Walt Whitman High School Representative Claire Bartholomew from Walt Whitman High School Representative Dana Salvucci from Walt Whitman High School Con: Senator __from__ Representative ___from___ 810H: A BILL TO INFORM SOCIAL NETWORK USERS OF THE UTILIZATION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION Sponsored by: Senator Aliza Rizvi from Watchung Hills Regional High School Representative Monique Baumont from Watchung Hills Regional High School Representative Rachel Brown from Watchung Hills Regional High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____ 811H: A BILL TO CREATE A NATIONAL CURRICULUM Sponsored by: Senator Steven Kilawattie from Secaucus High School Senator Shinal Kalia from Secaucus High School Representative Yuki Kikuyama from Secaucus High School Representative Camille Jessica Cunanan from Secaucus High School Representative Shaine De Chavez from Secaucus High School Con: Senator_____ from_____ Representative____ from_____


801H: A BILL TO INCREASE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF USAID Sponsored by: Senator Caitlin Flynn from Immaculate Heart Academy Senator Yiana Matthews from Immaculate Heart Academy Representative Hannah Glaser from Immaculate Heart Academy Representative Shauna Frola from Immaculate Heart Academy In January 2006, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reoriented the policies of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) by establishing USAID Administrator Randall Tobias as the first Director of Assistance, thus aligning the organization’s activities and management with the State Department and reversing the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. While this restructured program has made significant strides in promoting transparency and accountability, USAID continues to face numerous obstacles, including ineffective disease control, limited budget control and the presence of “phantom aid” (funding that is never seen by those who need it the most). It is imperative for the United States to take the initiative and ensure the next 2.3 trillion dollars of aid does, in fact, reach the poor; it is time for USAID to be judged by its results instead of its intentions. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

USAID must focus its efforts to achieve its overall mission.

Subsection 1: USAID must streamline its agriculture, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, health, infrastructure, gender and participant training and stabilization programs to ensure results in all aspects of aid. Subsection 2: USAID, with cooperation from other donor nations, should operate in fewer countries, such as Armenia, Sri Lanka, Ghana, El Salvador, Mozambique, Senegal and Vanuatu, who meet the standard Millennium Challenge Account-defined criteria. Solely focusing on least developed countries (LCD) in a particular section of the world will provide a higher concentration of funds and stimulate local economic activity. Section 2:

USAID should not only emphasize the quantity of foreign aid, but the quality of foreign aid.

Subsection 1: Instead of the broader interpretation of developmental aid, which includes debt relief, subsidies on exports to developing countries, food aid which disposes of agricultural surpluses, administrative costs, provision of surplus commodities of little economic value, payments for care and education of refugees, and technical cooperation grants, USAID could make a greater fundamental impact on the longterm development of LDCs. Subsection 2: USAID will implement proactive efforts such as investment in a LDC’s infrastructure, invest in an LDC’s capacity to manage its own food security, invest in better health care services and education, and support efforts to make information affecting food security more widely available. This will ensure the long-term improvement of an LDC and prevent the presence of “phantom aid.” Section 3:

USAID will work to improve economic infrastructure, a major component of ensuring longterm development within an LDC.

Subsection 1: USAID will require targeted investment, productive development strategies to attract currency and sustain economic growth, and regional integration. Subsection 2: Forced trade agreements on struggling countries that promote the donor’s agenda will be eliminated to ensure the recipient country is not being taken advantage of by the donor country. Subsection 3: Support of large beltway contractors, such as the Academy for Educational Development, Management Sciences for Health and the Research Triangle Institute) shall be halted.


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USAID shall further improve its obscured health programs.

Subsection 1: A reform initiative similar to the 2005 Malaria Initiative regarding diseases such as tuberculosis, diarrheal diseases and HIV/AIDS shall be implemented to promote effective management, best practices, transparency and accountability within LDCs. Subsection 2: Medical equipment for disease control from cheaper markets shall be purchased instead of relying solely on American products to decrease cost and increase output of desperately needed materials. Section 5:

The limited budget control shall be expanded.

Subsection 1: USAID shall be able to shift funds across accounts within USAID and the State Department. Subsection 2: The Director of Foreign Assistance shall control the US Department of Agriculture’s 26% of food aid funding, thus increasing USAID’s control of funds to 81%.

802H: A BILL TO ERADICATE ALL STATES’ STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR THE CRIME OF RAPE Sponsored by: Senator Brittany Nichols of D.W. Carter High School Representative Ramon Williams of D.W. Carter High School 803H: A BILL TO BAN NICOTINE IN CIGARETTES Sponsored by: Senator Julia Small from High Tech High School Representative Ayah Mouhktar from High Tech High School The National Institute on Drug Abuse has stated that nicotine is one of the most heavily used addictive drugs in the US. Nicotine is highly addictive and very dangerous to a person's health. Used daily, nicotine harms the brain by creating almost constant depression. Nicotine also kills brain cells and prevents new ones from growing, as well. Millions of people die annually from the harmful ingredients in nicotine. It is important to ban nicotine in order to save lives. Nicotine can affect the future of our society. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Nicotine products will be illegal effective January 1, 2012

Subsection 1: Smoking a nicotine-filled cigarette shall be punishable by a fine up to $5,000 Subsection 2: Trafficking nicotine-filled cigarettes into the United States, shall be punishable by a fee up to $50,000 and imprisonment for one year. Section 2:

The federal government will fund one nicotine addiction treatment center per 500,000 people in a state. The Department of Health and Human Services shall oversee the creation of nicotine addiction treatment centers funded by the federal government built by each state. 804H: A BILL TO TAX COAL FOR INTRODUCTION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

Sponsored by: Senator Tyler Ahlf from Manalapan High School Representative Eddie Lazar from Manalapan High School Representative Mustafa Khan from Manalapan High School Coal is and has always been a harmful resource. Coal burning emissions constitute over 80% of the total carbon dioxide emitted from the electricity generation industry (Energy Information Association), and are also the leading producer of sulfur dioxide, a gaseous pollutant, and the acidic component of acid rain. Coal mining is also very dangerous; many cave-ins have occurred over the years, like the recent one in Chile.


Coal is bought from companies that have mines in states around the country, such as West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Montana, Wyoming, and Kentucky (Energy Information Administration). This coal is transported to power plants and burned to create electricity, which is then sent through the power grid to power distribution companies like ConEdison, which are separated by region. This bill proposes that the electricity delivered by the mining companies to distribution companies be taxed. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Energy distribution companies upon the purchase of coal from the mining companies will pay a federal tax of 10% of the price from coal-burning power plants.

Section 2:

The revenue from said tax of coal will be used to fund construction of clean energy power plants.

Subsection 1: Clean energy power plants are defined as: nuclear power plants, solar energy farms, wind turbine farms, hydroelectric power plants, geothermal energy plants, and biomass energy plants. Subsection 2: The funding from this tax will be distributed to the private sector based on the efficiency of the proposed plant and its predicted environmental impact. Subsection 3: The funding from this tax will cover 40% of the amount of money required for the development of each approved clean energy plant. 805H: A BILL TO RESTRICT FALSE PORTRAYAL OF BODY IMAGE IN THE MEDIA Sponsored by: Senator Aditya Ayyakad from Marlboro High School Senator Aayush Patel from Marlboro High School Representative Sravya Jasti from Marlboro High School Representative Aditi Sinha from Marlboro High School Since the birth of communication, media has been used to transmit information to those apt for absorption. Beginning with word of mouth and written publications, advancing technology such as radio, television, and Internet media have become accessible to citizens in every aspect of their daily lives. When abused, the media can have a damaging effect on the general population. Biased media portrayals tend to make people strive to be another’s idea of perfection while subconsciously ignoring their own goals and rights. By requiring media images containing falsities, such as air brushing and augmentations, to contain a label from the Federal Trade Commissions and placing other regulations on the circulation of altered media images, this bill will in turn decrease eating disorders, steroid use, and other mental, emotional, and physical problems in citizens across the country. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Misrepresentations in the media will be determined as follows:

Subsection 1: All alterations in media images that are used for commercial purchases are to be approved by the Federal Trade of Commissions Bureau of Consumer Protection. These images will be circulated under regulations and misrepresented images shall not be broadcasted or posted on television networks or websites with adolescence as target audiences. Subsection 2: All alterations This includes expressions of promotion of a Section 2:

in media images to be used for journalistic purposes are permitted. newspaper and magazine articles, online blogs, and other written opinion. This does not oblige to the manipulation of images for the product or service.

All persons or entities - other than previously stated exceptions - failing to abide by these rules will suffer the following penalties:


Subsection 1: Fines shall be imposed on any persons or entities that release false or altered media images to the public. Magnitudes of the fines are to be settled by the corresponding judge based on the severity of the offense. Subsection 2: Any repeated offenders shall have their media rights revoked for a period of time to be determined by the corresponding judge. Section 3:

All persons or entities - other than previously stated exceptions - that oblige to this policy will be deemed socially responsible and shall be subject to the following benefits:

Subsection 1: These persons or entities are subject to tax benefits dependent on the economic standing of the entity. 806H: A BILL TO ELIMINATE CERTAIN TYPES OF HORMONES IN FOOD SOURCES Sponsored by: Senator Rebecca Hou from Parsippany Hills High School Senator Julie Chen from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Maggie Wang from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Leana Adiwinarso from Parsippany Hills High School Within the past several decades, hormone injections into animals that produce foods such as beef, chicken, milk, and eggs have increased to unnatural levels. Not only is this unnatural to the animals, but it leaves a hormone residue which is later consumed by the general human population. When the recombinant Bovine Growth hormone, also known as rBGH (a hormone to increase milk production), was presented to the FDA, it was met with strong opposition from scientists and consumers. In 2008, approximately 35.5 million cattle were slaughtered. Scientists believe about two-thirds of American cattle raised for slaughter today are injected with hormones to make them grow faster. With the increasing obesity rates and health issues in the United States, it is important to help eliminate some of the underlying issues. The elimination of these hormones will reduce the risks of several cancers as well. Whereas: Whereas: Whereas:

Studies have proven that the use of estrogen in the process of increasing milk production can lead to vaginal and breast cancers; Scientists are against the use of some unnatural hormones; and Some major hormones have not been properly tested for effects before being allowed on the market;

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The use of unnatural hormones will be eliminated from the production of food products.

Subsection 1: If the hormone is proven safe through clinical trials, it must be approved by three boards of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), a board of scientists, and a board of farmers. Subsection 2: The use of natural hormones may be used. Synthetically made substances such as diethylstilbestrol (DES), a synthetic estrogen, may not be used. Section 2:

Out of the six hormones currently approved by the FDA (estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, zeranol, trebolone acetate, and melengestrol acetate), the unnatural hormones (zeranol, trebolone acetate and melengestrol acetate) must be removed.

Section 3:

The use of rBGH will be prohibited.

Section 4:

This bill will go into effect on September 1st 2011.

Subsection 1: Farmers will be given 8 months’ notice to either switch to the use of natural hormones or eliminate the use of hormones entirely.


Subsection 2: Farmers found to have injected livestock with the aforementioned hormones will have to reimburse companies for their inedible livestock. 807H: A BILL TO REGULATE THE FEDERAL BUDGET Sponsored by: Senator Christopher Cerchio from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Senator Michael Chaia from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Representative Hollis Wang from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Representative Marc Estriplet from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Representative Robert Cerchio from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Currently the House of Representatives has been recklessly responsible in approving the federal budget. Currently, the national debt is almost $14 trillion and rising because of an annual deficit. This can be very harmful to the political and economic structure of the nation. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The federal budget is to be capped at 120% of the year’s projected tax revenue to help wean the country off of its reckless spending.

Section 2:

The Federal Reserve is to provide the capped amount the federal budget can match.

808H: A BILL TO ALLOW NATURALIZATION OF ILLEGAL ALIENS VIA AN EDUCATIONAL OR MILITARY PATH Sponsored by: Senator Gokul Mukunda from Colts Neck High School Senator Zachary Shakked from Colts Neck High School Representative Nabiha Khakoo from Colts Neck High School Representative Raza Asghar from Colts Neck High School Many illegal aliens came to this country when they were still children, meaning they did not have a say in the process, and they had to do what their parents told them to. Many of these people are also of Good Moral Character, have the potential to and want to contribute to American society. This bill would allow for these aliens to become citizens by either serving in the military or getting a college education. Any person who would go through this process is clearly a dedicated person who deserves to be a part of the country. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The standards of qualification are as follows:

Subsection 1: The student must qualify as an illegal immigrant. Subsection 2: The student must have completed 4 years of high school with a diploma or a GED. Subsection 3: The student must be a resident of the United States for a minimum of 4 years. The proof will reside in the student’s high school diploma or GED. Subsection 4: The student must have the academic potential to be successful in college by graduating high school with a minimum GPA of 2.7 or B equivalent GPA. Subsection 5: The student demonstrates some sort of extracurricular activity. This includes any physical, musical, or intellectual activities along with any other activities the student participates in. Subsection 6: The applicant cannot have a criminal record or have committed 2 or more misdemeanors. The student cannot have committed marriage fraud, engaged in unlawful voting, or pose a public health/safety risk.


Subsection 7: The parent, the legal guardian, and/or the student himself must have a minimum of $10,000 in cash or assets to pay for their first year of college. These will be shown up front to the Committee that runs this act. Subsection 8: The applicant must provide medical and biometric information. Any psychiatric and/or medical examinations that were performed on the students will be disclosed. Subsection 9: The applicant must meet all standard requirements for the army Section 2:

The application process is as follows:

Subsection 1: The student must apply for college in the same way a legal student would apply. This includes following the university’s standards regarding essays, supplemental essays, transcripts, resumes, etc. The student must submit 2 teacher recommendations supporting their academic capabilities. Subsection 2: The student must be capable of paying the deposit for application for each college/university they apply to. Section 3:

The requirement for completing the program will be as follows:

Subsection 1: The applicant must participate in the armed forces for at least 2 years if they cannot afford to pay for four years of college, or if they choose to go into the armed forces. Subsection 2: The student is not allowed to drop out of the university or program he is enrolled in prematurely. However, honorable discharge from the military can be tolerated under examination of the student’s circumstances. Subsection 3: The student must maintain and graduate with a minimum GPA of 2.7 or B equivalent for every year of their college career. Section 4:

The penalty for not completing the program will be as follows:

Subsection 1: Failure to adhere to the above requirements will result in automatic student expulsion. At this point, the student will be unable to reapply under this act. Subsection 2: If the serviceman is discharged in any way other than honorable they will be removed from the program and will have to undergo the penalties stated in subsection 1. Subsection 3: If honorable discharge is granted to the student, the effect will be the same as if they served their two year minimum requirement. Section 5:

The funding and implementation will be as follows:

Subsection 1: If the student demonstrates excellence in his abilities, he is eligible to receive a scholarship or grant, as long as he meets the requirements of Subsection 2. Subsection 2: If the student is able to pay taxes throughout his education he will be able to apply for a financial aid grant. 809H: A BILL TO MANDATE ADDITIONAL DRIVING TESTS FOR ELDERLY DRIVERS Sponsored by: Senator Rolanda Wang from Walt Whitman High School Representative Claire Bartholomew from Walt Whitman High School Representative Dana Salvucci from Walt Whitman High School According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, elderly drivers have higher rates of fatal crashes than all but teenage drivers. After the age of 75, elderly drivers tend to have poor judgment, drift in the lane, and react slowly to unexpected or rapidly changing situations.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

All licensed citizens over the age of 75 must submit to on-road testing every three years.

Section 2:

A new test will be developed to accommodate this purpose. The test will be a short road test proving the citizens’ physical and cognitive capability.

Section 3:

There will be two classifications: regular license, and restricted license (not fit for highway driving).

810H: A BILL TO INFORM SOCIAL NETWORK USERS OF THE UTILIZATION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION Sponsored by: Senator Aliza Rizvi from Watchung Hills Regional High School Representative Monique Baumont from Watchung Hills Regional High School Representative Rachel Brown from Watchung Hills Regional High School As the current generation becomes more deeply active in the social networking sphere, many users are unaware of the implications of sharing personal information on the internet. Additionally, social networking sites have the ability to secretly change privacy options without notifying users or by obscuring the new privacy policy by making it difficult to read or hard to find. Social networking sites also share user content with third party developers in order to increase revenue. This puts unknowing users, especially minors, at risk for identity theft, spam, and future complications with employers. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Social networking sites will be required to uphold all privacy settings from the time the user subscribed to the site.

Subsection 1: When social networking sites update or change privacy setting options, the changes will apply only to users who subscribe after the time of the update. Subsection 2: This will apply to all users who subscribe after the passing of this bill. All prior subscribers will maintain their current privacy options. Subsection 3: The social networking site will be responsible for keeping record of the varying privacy options for users. Section 2:

The social networking site must inform all new subscribers of the available privacy settings, possible corporate uses of the information they post, and potential security threats at the time of subscription.

Subsection 1: This includes informing users that, even after “de-activation” or “deletion” of their account, the information still exists on the internet. Section 3:

The addresses, cell phone numbers, and other personal information of subscribers cannot be made available to third-party developers without user consent.

Subsection 1: The default settings must be the opt-out option in all cases. Users may then choose to allow advertising cookies and opt for information to be shared.

811H: A BILL TO CREATE A NATIONAL CURRICULUM Sponsored by: Senator Steven Kilawattie from Secaucus High School Senator Shinal Kalia from Secaucus High School Representative Yuki Kikuyama from Secaucus High School Representative Camille Jessica Cunanan from Secaucus High School


Representative Shaine De Chavez from Secaucus High School America's education was once at the top worldwide, but as time progressed, we did not adapt to the changing world. Today, the United States ranks 25th out of 26 other developed countries in math literacy. Despite a 123% increase from 1971 to 2006 in per-pupil education spending, national reading test scores have not changed. If America continues on this track, we will be a third world labor market by 2030. To solve our education crisis, we must nationalize education. It is time that the federal government set a curriculum to get America's education system back to the top. It is time we get back on track. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Every Public School that receives federal funding must adopt a nationalized education curriculum developed by the United States Department of Education.

Subsection 1: The United States Department of Education will have until 2015 to compose, edit, and finalize a national curriculum. Subsection 2: Finalized curriculum will be approved by Congress Section 2:

Public Schools that fail to adopt the nationalized curriculum will not receive federal funding.

Section 3:

This law will be enacted by the 2018 fall school year.


SENATE AND HOUSE I Senate I Chair: Koby Omansky, Kent Place Clerk: Kevin Kay, Walt Whitman

House I Chair: Libby Heyman, Watchung Clerk: Cole Aronson, Charles E. Smith


901I: A BILL TO PREVENT THE MENTALLY UNSTABLE FROM PURCHASING FIREARMS Sponsored by: Senator Alex Luta from Walt Whitman High School Senator Kevin Kay from Walt Whitman High School Representative Jina Edusei from Walt Whitman High School Con: Senator __from__ Representative ___from___ 902I: A BILL TO ABOLISH TAXES ON MINORS' PAYCHECKS Sponsored by: Senator Jaime Horowitz from Freehold Township High School Senator Brianna Mashel from Freehold Township High School Representative Kristen Cortez from Freehold Township High School Representative Jacqueline Benevento from Freehold Township High School 903I: A BILL TO REFORM HIGH SCHOOL SEX EDUCATION PROGRAMS Sponsored by: Senator Amr Tawfik from High Tech High School Representative Kajal Shah from High Tech High School Con: Senator __from___ Representative __from___ 904I: A BILL TO LIFT THE BAN ON GAY MEN DONATING BLOOD Sponsored by: Senator Koby Omansky from Kent Place High School Senator Melissa Beswick from Kent Place High School Representative Samantha Calvetti from Kent Place High School Con: Senator __from___ Representative __from___ 905I: A BILL TO CUT MILITARY FUNDING Sponsored by: Senator Richa Patel from Parsippany Hills High School Senator Shveta Parekh from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Judy Zhang from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Helen Wang from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Saagar Patel from Parsippany Hills High School Con: Senator __from___ Representative __from___ 906I: A BILL TO BAN THE PRODUCTION AND SALE OF HIGH CAPACITY AMMUNITION MAGAZINES Sponsored by: Senator Zakaria Darouichi from Plainfield High School Representative Cristian Vides from Plainfield High School Con: Senator __from__ Representative __from___ 907I: A BILL FOR THE MONETARY COMPENSATION OF COLLEGIATE ATHLETES Sponsored by: Senator Heather Landfield from Roxbury High School Representative Jordan Matelsky from Roxbury High School Con: Senator ___from___ Representative ___from___ 908I: A BILL TO GIVE MINORS THE CHOICE OF PARENTHOOD IN A DIVORCED FAMILY Sponsored by: Senator Jack Aquino from South Brunswick High School Representative Dave Nacianceno from South Brunswick High School Representative Ishaan Goel from South Brunswick High School Con: Senator __from___ Representative ___from__ 909I: A BILL TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS ON PROSPECTIVE ANIMAL OWNERS Sponsored by: Senator Tyler Weiss from Walt Whitman High School Representative Benjamin Smolen from Walt Whitman High School


Con:

Representative Johnny Stricklett from Walt Whitman High School Senator __from__ Representative __from__

910I: A BILL TO GIVE THE TERRITORY OF PUERTO RICO STATEHOOD Sponsored by: Senator ____sam?____ from Wardlaw Hartidge High School Representative ____lamp?___ from Wardlaw Hartidge High School 911I: A BILL TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY THROUGH GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE Sponsored by: Senator Paul Almeida from Watchung Hills High School Representative Libby Heyman from Watchung Hills High School Representative Matthew Larkey from Watchung Hills High School Con: Senator __from__ Representative ___from___


901I: A BILL TO PREVENT THE MENTALLY UNSTABLE FROM PURCHASING FIREARMS Sponsored by: Senator Alex Luta of Walt Whitman High School Senator Kevin Kay of Walt Whitman High School Representative Jina Edusei of Walt Whitman High School In response to the recent Tucson shootings and tragic shootings prior, such as Columbine and Virginia Tech, this bill will attempt to prevent future shootings from occurring by barring the mentally unstable from purchasing firearms. In each of the aforementioned shootings, the shooters displayed some sort of known mental instability. All were at one time or still were under the supervision of a psychiatrist or psychologist by the time of the shootings. This bill shall also require an arms license issued by a resident’s respective state that accounts for no known mental instability. Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives, that: Section 1:

A license accounting for no known mental instability and an age of at least 18 years old will be necessary to purchase a firearm. The license will only be issued after a background check is conducted by a citizen’s state government.

Section 2:

The background check will review past criminal records to decide the level of mental instability possessed by an individual as determined by police reports of crimes committed.

Section 3:

References concerning mental instability must be provided by school officials such as the administration, counselors, and teachers from high school and universities, immediate family members, psychologists, psychiatrists, and employers. Each of these sources’ reports will be kept confidential.

Section 4:

Selling a firearm to anyone without the proper license or buying a firearm without a license will result in punishment by law as determined by the state, but shall not be less than $500,000 in fines and 10 years in jail. A third repeated offense will result in a life sentence regardless of state. 902I: A BILL TO ABOLISH TAXES ON MINORS’ PAYCHECKS

Sponsored by: Senator Jaime Horowitz from Freehold Township High School Senator Brianna Mashel from Freehold Township High School Representative Kristen Cortez from Freehold Township High School Representative Jacqueline Benevento from Freehold Township High School It is unfair in today’s world that minors are having money deducted from their paychecks. Minors should not have taxes removed from their paychecks because they are already making minimum wage in most cases. By abolishing taxes on minor’s paychecks they can spend the extra money on recreational activities, which will ultimately circulate more money into the economy. The Federal minimum wage in the United States is $7.25, making it impossible for a minor to make an annual income that would be considered above the poverty line. On average, 10-20% is taken out for taxes in a minor’s paycheck, but it varies based on the amount of gross income you receive. At age eighteen, one is considered an adult, so it’s not until this point in one’s life that one should begin to get taxes removed from their paycheck. Whereas: Whereas: Whereas: Whereas:

Minors are already receiving minimum wage and shouldn’t have excess money deducted from their paychecks; and, Due to the limited amount of hours permitted to work and restrictions on specific jobs minors are allowed to have, they do not receive a large income as it is; and, The cost benefit analysis is negative for the amount one pays to file for taxes in relation to the amount they actually receive back; and, Minors should be exempt from taxes being removed from their paychecks until they are fully considered adults.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Taxes won’t be taken out of minor’s paychecks until they are eighteen years of age.


Section 2:

Once a person turns eighteen, they will receive a notice signifying the change in taxes.

Subsection 1: This notice will be sent from the government, and will notify the individual that he or she will now be paying an income tax. Section 3:

This bill will take effect immediately upon approval. 903I: A BILL TO REFORM HIGH SCHOOL SEX EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Sponsored by: Senator Amr Tawfik from High Tech High School Representative Kajal Shah from High Tech High School Sex education is not regulated or even required by the federal government. Though the federal government funds some programs, the state and local districts have the greatest role in mandating them. This leads to a lot of poorly run programs - some of which aren’t even effective or accurate. For example, a recent survey found that 80% of the curricula provided by the US Health and Human Services contained incorrect information about reproduction. The amount of false information is directly correlated to the extensive unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Some districts don’t even fund this type of education; only 69% of schools have reported instilling some sort of sex education program. Evidently, action needs to be taken since the youth experiences 850,000 teen pregnancies and 9.1 million sexually transmitted diseases annually. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

All high schools in the United States shall be required to provide a sexual education course.

Section 2:

The federal government will be in charge of creating the curriculum.

Subsection 1: Annually, the government shall test the efficacy of the sexual education program and adjust it accordingly. Any new studies that give additional insight should be incorporated; the program should be dynamic, constantly updated as new information is made available. Subsection 2: All teachers in charge of sex education programs should receive federally regulated instructor’s course. Section 3:

The Department of Education will integrate this program into their system. Thus the department will use a portion of its seventy-one billion dollar annual fund on the sex education program. An additional one hundred and fourteen million dollars will be added from the funds annually spent by the federal government on sex education. 904I: A BILL TO LIFT THE BAN ON GAY MEN DONATING BLOOD

Sponsored by: Senator Koby Omansky from Kent Place School Senator Melissa Beswick from Kent Place School Representative Samantha Calvetti from Kent Place School Some consider laws that discriminate against homosexuals to be the new Jim Crow laws. One of these blatantly prejudiced laws is the policy banning gay men from donating blood. If a man has had a sexual encounter with another male since 1977, even once, he is not permitted to donate blood for the rest of his life. This ban was put in place in the 1980’s when no test existed to verify whether blood donations were HIV positive or not. Since the technology and resources to perform such tests now exist, this ban is outdated and unnecessary. A report from the Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law found that about 219,000 more pints of blood would be available each year if the FDA lifted the ban. While The American Red Cross is obligated to follow the guidelines of the FDA, they expressed disappointment over the recent decision to not lift the ban. The elimination of this policy would both save lives and reduce discrimination.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Men who have engaged in homosexual activities should be permitted to donate blood after 6 months of complete celibacy or after 3 months of exclusively engaging in sexual acts while using condoms.

Subsection 1: All blood is presently tested before donation for blood count and after donation for diseases, including HIV. 97% of HIV cases can be detected within the first 3 months after exposure. Subsection 2: Condoms prevent 98% of STDs. Using condoms for the 3 months before donating blood will effectively prevent either male from contracting HIV. 905I: A BILL TO CUT MILITARY FUNDING Sponsored by: Senator Richa Patel from Parsippany Hills High School Senator Shveta Parekh from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Judy Zhang from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Helen Wang from Parsippany Hills High School Representative Saagar Patel from Parsippany Hills High School Despite the accumulation of over $14 trillion of debt, the United States government continues to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars from foreign governments, putting national security at risk. The U.S. government alone spends more money on defense than China, Russia, Japan, India, and the rest of NATO combined. In 2010, the U.S. government spent $685.1 billion dollars, and after adding the “off budget” items not covered in the Pentagon budget, the grand total was somewhere between $1.01 and $1.35 trillion, defining America’s military expenditure as the third largest spending program in our country. At the rate the military budget is increasing, the predicted calculation for military budget is 2011 is currently $1.060– $1.449 trillion. Not every dollar of this funding is absolutely necessary for the country’s progress, especially when the money is borrowed. Therefore, placing a cap on the current military funding will substantially alleviate the national debt and the chances of suffering from any financial or security challenges. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The funding for the national military will be cut by 8.5% for the 2012 fiscal year.

Subsection 1: The Department of Defense will be responsible for determining the sectional cuts, including operations, maintenance, military personnel, procurement, research, development, testing and evaluation, military construction, and family housing. Subsection 2: The money obtained from these cuts will be directed to the national treasury to help reduce the national debt. Section 2:

Any and all increases in military funding are to be ceased.

906I: A BILL TO BAN THE PRODUCTION AND SALE OF HIGH CAPACITY AMMUNITION MAGAZINES Sponsored by: Senator Zakaria Darouichi from Plainfield High School Representative Cristian Vides from Plainfield High School Many acts of violence have been perpetrated by persons wielding automatic weapons with high capacity magazines. High-capacity ammunition magazines are the common thread that runs through most mass shootings, the Violence Policy Center (VPC) stated in profiling the guns and ammunition magazines used in 10 of America’s most notorious mass shootings that high capacity magazines played a role in all of them. These acts could be minimized or avoided by the ban of such dangerous ammunition. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that:


Section 1:

It shall be unlawful for a person to manufacture, transfer, or possess a high capacity magazine.

Subsection 1: For purposes of this bill “high capacity magazines” shall be defined as magazines that contained more than ten rounds. Section 2:

This bill shall not apply to the possession or transfer of any large capacity ammunition lawfully possessed on or before the date of the enactment of this subsection.

Section 3:

This bill shall take effect on January 1, 2012. 907I: A BILL FOR THE MONETARY COMPENSATION OF COLLEGE ATHLETES

Sponsored by: Senator Heather Landfield from Roxbury High School Representative Jordan Matelsky from Roxbury High School The world of college sports is a huge part of today's entertainment industry. In many cases, especially football, schools are exploiting their player’s talent and bringing in huge revenues from ticket sales to the games. This is not fair to those actually playing, who are often times struggling with student loans and other expenses. In addition to this, providing college athletes with monetary benefits would help encourage them to stay enrolled in school till they graduate, instead of leaving early to sign with professional leagues. This would help raise the reputation of certain schools whose graduates go on to have successful careers. Taking this course of action would also help reduce corruption between coaches and players. Whereas: Whereas:

Colleges generate lots of revenue from ticket sales to sports events College athletes should receive monetary compensation for their efforts

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

A percentage of the profit revenue from ticket sales to college sporting events will be paid to the players:

Subsection 1: This percentage will be decided upon nationally and will be a standard fixed number for all sports. Section 2:

Any player or coach who either violates these rules or continues to pay/receive pay “under the table” will face strict penalties, possibly as severe as expulsion from the league.

908I: A BILL TO GIVE MINORS THE CHOICE OF PARENTHOOD IN A DIVORCED FAMILY Sponsored by: Senator Jack Aquino from South Brunswick High School Representative Dave Nacianceno from South Brunswick High School Representative Ishaan Goel from South Brunswick High School Often, during the event of a divorce, conflicts arise over the division of property. Usually, a family, which has children, tends to struggle to decide who gets custody of the child. Unfortunately for the child, he or she has no say in the matter. In fact, he or she must agree to live with the parent who wins custody, no matter how much he or she dislikes that parent. Minors are not properties that can be merely divided amongst two conflicted individuals. Minors are human beings; they should be able to make decisions for themselves about which parent to live with. This decision, if left to the parents, could place the child in a situation where he/she ends up with unfavorable conditions, whether that is with an abusive father or mother. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1: Minors of the age of 12 or above should, in the situation of a divorce, be allowed to choose which parent gains custody of the child.


Section 2:

The personal possessions (e.g. game systems, money earned through a job, etc.) of the minor (up to $1250.00) shall stay with the minor; all other possessions of the minor that exceed this number are divided as if they were the parent’s possessions. The minor shall choose which possessions to count as his/her own (within the monetary total), uninfluenced by the advice of the parents.

909I: A BILL TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS ON PROSPECTIVE ANIMAL OWNERS Sponsored by: Senator Tyler Weiss from Walt Whitman High School Representative Benjamin Smolen from Walt Whitman High School Representative Johnny Stricklett from Walt Whitman High School The cruel abuse of pets in America must stop. According to the Animal Abuse Crime Database, more than 14,000 animals are brutally hurt each year. To put an end to this, background checks on all people looking to purchase a pet must be performed. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Thorough background checks on all persons seeking to buy a pet will be executed by one 100-member board in each state selected by the people of the United States. The people running for the board must have an extensive knowledge of how to perform the job given to them. They must be of the legal age of the state to purchase their own pet in order to have full awareness of how to take care of animals.

Section 2:

Only one background test must be conducted every 5 years per person to obtain a pet.

Section 3:

All prospective pet owners who pass the background check will receive a special permit granting them animal ownership.

Subsection 1: Any person in possession of a pet without a permit may be subject to fines of up to $5,000. 910I: A BILL TO GIVE THE TERRITORY OF PUERTO RICO STATESMANSHIP Sponsored by: Senator {Sam} from Wardlaw Hartridge Representative {Lamp} from Wardlaw Hartridge Since 1952, the unincorporated US territory of Puerto Rico has been an independent commonwealth due to the creation of their own constitution. The citizens of this commonwealth are considered to be American citizens, granting the many of the same rights and privileges as those who are citizens of a state. Since its citizens are not part of a state or the District of Columbia, they are not qualified to vote in national elections. The United States currently controls Puerto Rico’s postal service, immigration, and social security. The government of this territory is similar to most states. They have two branches in the legislative branch. There is a House of Representatives containing 51 seats along with a Senate with 27 seats. In addition, Puerto Rico has an acting governor since 1948, giving it another characteristic of a state. The United States of America currently maintains and spends millions of dollars on this territory. On both sides of the of the border, there are many people that want annexation but there are also many that call to keep the status quo. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

The residents of Puerto Rico will be granted all of the same rights and privileges as current US citizens residing in a state, including the right to vote in national elections.

Subsection 1: Those who are born in Puerto Rico and are over the age of 35 will be eligible to run for President of the United States in future elections. 911I: A BILL TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY THROUGH GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE


Sponsored by: Senator Paul Almeida from Watchung Hills Regional High School Representative Libby Heyman from Watchung Hills Regional High School Representative Matthew Larkey from Watchung Hills Regional High School In times of economic instability, the question is often proposed, what should the nation prioritize, stimulating the economy or developing new green technology? However, these two preoccupations can work off each other to fulfill the nation’s greatest needs. Historically, the stimulation of the job market has led to an overall improvement in the economy. After the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt used infrastructure projects as one of the country’s remedies. In the long run, the economy improved, partially due to these projects. The job market is undisputedly one of the most crucial aspects of any economy, and therefore should be improved in any way possible. Beginning with environment-focused projects ensures that these new job opportunities will last past project dates and breathe life into a new sector of the American economy. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that: Section 1:

Every state must develop an agenda that lays out all infrastructure projects which will include, but not be limited to covering a percent of their land inversely proportional to their population density in either solar panel fields, on or off shore wind farms, or other recognized forms of wholly renewable energy.

Subsection 1: The plans must be submitted to the Renewable Energy Development Committee (REDC), which will review them and either accept or return them to the state with revisions. The state must then either accept the revisions or make their own. This shall continue until both parties come to an agreement. Subsection 2: The renewable energy fixtures do not have to be in one continuous space, they may be scattered as deemed suitable by the state and REDC. Subsection 3: 80% of the workers used in the construction and assembly of these fixtures must come from the state in which the construction is taking place. Subsection 4: The federal government shall pay for all expenses of the projects. Specific costs will be determined by states and the REDC. Section 2:

The River Health Administration (RHA) will be created as an independent agency with the sole purpose of cleaning the rivers specified, wholly and entirely, and then continue maintaining them indefinitely.

Subsection 1: The RHA’s main priority shall be employing workers to clean and maintain the Mississippi river. The next 49 most polluted rivers in America plus the Potomac River shall also be cleaned. Subsection 2: 85% of the workers used in these clean up projects must be citizens of the states in which the portion of the river being cleaned is located.


Notes * Room #9, Commonwealth, is accessible by descending the escalators next to the Hotel Reception Desk and making a sharp right. ** All conference rooms that begin with “14� are on the 14th floor of the north tower. You must take the North Tower elevators to reach these rooms.


Mid-Atlantic Congress 2011 Master Legislative Index