General Assembly Proposals

The following are proposals for WA resolutions. Any WA member nation with at least two endorsements can make a proposal, but it will only become a resolution (to be voted on by the entire WA) if it is approved by at least 6% of WA Regional Delegates.

As the WA currently has 1,119 Regional Delegates, a proposal needs 68 approvals to achieve quorum.

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: new_azura_1405112199

Convention on Fracking

A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
 

Category: Environmental

Industry Affected: Mining

Proposed by: New Azura

Description: The World Assembly,

UNDERSTANDING that the necessity of fuel resources requires member-states to engage in the use of a variety of mechanisms in order to sustain the quantitative supply of fuel resources necessary to preserve national commerce and infrastructures,

ACKNOWLEDGING that certain controversial drilling techniques, including but not limited to the practice of hydraulic fracturing, have made the accessibility of petroleum reserves more readily available for nations seeking their own energy independence,

RECOGNIZING that the technique of hydraulic fracturing has been found through independent scientific studies to pose a significant risk to both the environment and those living in the proximal range of drill sites, including the contamination of groundwater tables with pollutants, increased air pollutants from released gasses, irreparable damage to the ecology of woodlands and wetlands affected by chemical runoff, the possibility of seismic activity including induced-tectonic shifts or earthquakes and the resultant risk to human life and materiel property,

CONCERNED as to the potential danger to harming the regional environment and local population centers situated around the proximal range of the employed use of hydraulic fracturing to procure previously inaccessible reserves of petroleum,

HEREBY:

1.) Defines the practice of hydraulic fracturing as any associated technique that utilizes the injection of a liquid compound that contains proppants, which fracture subterranean layers of rock for the purposes of allowing brine, natural gas, petroleum and other recoverable energy sources to seep into artificial boreholes or naturally-occurring reservoirs and wells without the closure of the fissures, for removal and eventual commercial usage;

2.) Requires member-states of the World Assembly to update any and all existing state regulations on the processes involved with hydraulic fracturing to meet the standards levied by the recommendation of the Council on Petroleum Extraction, or to establish regulations presently;

3.) Restricts the utilization of hydraulic fracturing techniques in the procurement of previously-inaccessible energy reserves to those areas that exist no less than fifty miles away from incorporated cities, towns, or communities;

4.) Commissions the creation of the World Assembly Council on Petroleum Extraction (CPE), which shall be vested with the following authority:

  • To research the development of hydraulic fracturing techniques currently employed by national governments and private energy corporations, and to provide information on safe drilling techniques to prospective energy developers;

  • To monitor and observe the utilization of hydraulic fracturing techniques by member-states of the World Assembly, and to report any potential violation of sponsored regulations or prohibitions supported herein to the World Assembly and its associated institutes;

  • To provide for a consensus on the safety and feasibility of hydraulic fracturing as a method of acquiring previously-inaccessible energy reserves through independent scientific research and established safety principles;

5.) Requires that member-states of the World Assembly regulate organizations that utilize hydraulic fracturing techniques by requiring environmental cleanup of any chemical runoffs or groundwater contamination, and to monitor groundwater tables for possible contaminants under penalty of monetary fines or suspension of licensing to the offending corporations.

Approvals: 119 (The Democratic Nation of Unovia, Ventei, Bolkanda, Maltropia, Jydara, Republic of South Carolina, Neo Industrium, Nawira, Amiria, The Eastern Antarctic State, Communal Earth, Baronet of Ancoats, Aexalla, Northern Socialist States, Etoile Arcture, Rzeczpospolita Krakowska, Nova Doria, VinVachia, Maoist People, Kitsco, The United Federation of Galaxies, Father motherland, Kavin Pi, The United Unions, Taeji, Genesis Fifteen, Harbinshu, Jenesia, Northern Union of Lenton, Hai Jin Lao, East Klent, Eisheth Zenunim, Rhodevus, Pewor, Mastouleim, Merizoc, Gigaverse, Val-Verde, Russian Fedration, Invader Kitty, Mikeswill, North Campbell Nation, Araluen and Eyreland, Crisisies, Malizien, The United Assassin Emirates, The Ancient World, Aeuria, Ransium, Lygonia, Inventio, North Ivalice, Poca Terra, Robellia, Tasty Water, Theoniatium, Sparta12, Nikolia, BoltonLand, Harkback Union, Soldati senza confini, Steven Colbert, The Imperium Collectives, Capisaria, Northern Thermonia, Frigidopia, Imperial Liberation Force, Ashas Favor, The Union of unified unity, Conwy-shire, Czervenika, Robert Hawkins, Freedom Landia, Taslantis, Luca, United Alab Emirates, Luovia Ihmisia, Rivina, Saratoga States, Illusionist, Crogoah, Lollerland, Atlantica, Renatum, Vasputia, Holy Trek, The Water Supply, Shahak, Pepper Island Democratica Freeland Papri, Patistan, XScLs_FreeLand, Criliana, ALMF, Balnkit, Keronika, Slushia, Vitam-Aeternam, Steel Union, CrestedPeak9, Loveridge, Watertopia, Felandos, Bushterria, Peace and Omnipotence, Isolaria, The Federal Republic of Provinces, Benaras, Alexiandra, West Angola, Daerell, Salah Jadid, Le Cruise, Eboestrana, NZ Liberator, The United Covenant, Chestation, Vaculatestar4, Treanemark, Gaiah)

Status: Quorum Reached: In Queue!

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: the_dark_star_republic_1405753627

Repeal "National Economic Freedoms"

A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
 

Category: Repeal

Resolution: GA#68

Proposed by: The Dark Star Republic

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #68: National Economic Freedoms (Category: Free Trade; Strength: Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly,

Acting in the course of its duty to continue reviewing its passed Resolutions for areas of conflict and concern,

Wishing to retain only those Resolutions that are necessary and practical for the furtherment of world progress,

Seeking to strike out those Resolutions whose past merits no longer justify their present effects,

and,

Hoping to clarify the burden of compliance of international law and restrictions for prospective sponsors of international law,

does hereby:

  1. Take note of the promise enshrined in WA Resolution #68, "National Economic Freedoms", that national governments be allowed "to regulate commerce within their jurisdiction";

  2. Observe that numerous subsequent Resolutions have ignored or restricted this promise by denying national governments their rights to regulate commerce within their jurisdiction, such as "International Postal Union", "Universal Clinical Trials Act", "Responsible Offshore Drilling", "Clean Water Act", "Nuclear Waste Safety Act", "Reducing Problem Gambling", "Essential Medication Act", "Concerning Financial Fraud", "Freedom to Contract", "Reducing Automobile Emissions", "Stopping Invasive Species", "Uranium Mining Standards Act", and "Cultural Site Preservation";

  3. Consider the requirement of "National Economic Freedoms" that "no commerce be generally restricted by the WA unless ... [t]he enterprise causes an extreme hazard to national populations"

  4. Document that numerous subsequent Resolutions have in fact imposed restrictions on commerce without a justification in terms of extreme hazard to national population, such as "The General Patent Charter", "Medical Research Ethics Act", "The Gem Trading Accord", "Against Conflict Minerals", "On Genetically Modified Foods", "Transboundary Water Use Act", "Ban Profits on Workers' Deaths", "Biological Warfare Convention", "Stopping Suicide Seeds", "Sensible Limits on Hunting", "Protecting Migratory Animals" and "Reducing Spills and Leaks";

  5. Recall numerous other proposals considered by the WA that would have had the effect of regulating or restricting commerce and which were considered to be within the competency of the WA, rather than of individual nations;

  6. Conclude that the guarantees of "National Economic Freedoms" have been rendered utterly worthless by virtue of revisionist reinterpretation of its mandates and that the Resolution in fact does nothing whatsoever to defend national rights to regulate commerce, nor to check the powers of the WA to restrict commerce;

  7. Understand that the WA will undoubtedly continue to legislate on matters of commerce in the name of social justice, environmental protection, and other areas of legislation it deems worthy of consideration, while functionally ignoring the existence of "National Economic Freedoms";

  8. Identify "National Economic Freedoms" as a Resolution whose noble intentions have proved completely ineffective in practice;

  9. Recognise as undesirable the situation of a Resolution remaining on record while no longer having the legal effects intended at time of its passage;

  10. Resolve the situation with this procedural Resolution, repealing WA Resolution #68, "National Economic Freedoms";

  11. Reassure that a motion of repeal will in no way reduce national economic sovereignty, because it is not actually protected by the original Resolution.

Approvals: 73 (Elke and Elba, Zorbae, Robert Hawkins, Bears Armed Mission, Malizien, West Angola, Ainocra, Crisisies, Zalxus, Apothic Prime, Nawira, Bogans and Boozers, Nova Doria, Gold Peteria, The Gregorach, Bushterria, Gibsonville2, Ahntong, Loveridge, XScLs_FreeLand, Imperial Liberation Force, Slushia, Chestation, The Inner Rim, Unibot III, Correctional Facility, Theoniatium, Nucoclan, Pyrosky, Czechostan, Otaku Stratus, New Azura, Hallensbane, Sintroa, Neo Industrium, Shemiki, Araluen and Eyreland, Shahak, Ramaeus, Luovia Ihmisia, Madrocea, Grey Gragas, Illusionist, The Peoples Federal Empire, Felandos, Cosmic Explosion, Russian Fedration, Republic of South Carolina, Ballarswag, Isolaria, Lygonia, The Water Supply, Eisheth Zenunim, Publica Ferrum, Slevvania, Tasty Water, Daerell, Rzeczpospolita Krakowska, The Ancient World, Rhodevus, The Afanisian Isles, Krankor, Vaculatestar4, Le Cruise, Capisaria, TrekWars, Eboestrana, Dheiaslokera, NZ Liberator, Treanemark, Renatum, Sylven, Demoberia)

Status: Quorum Reached: In Queue!

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: valyrian_freeholds_1406061558

Tax breaks for Artists

A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
 

Category: Education and Creativity

Area of Effect: Artistic

Proposed by: Valyrian Freeholds

Description: To encourage and support fledgling artists throughout the world by giving tax breaks at least 3 times a year.

To help those who try to be creative but are struggling with financial matters.

Approvals: 2 (Theoniatium, Sylven)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 66 more approvals)

Voting Ends: in 3 days 5 hours

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: norway_xxviii_1406067415

Stop The Drugs

A resolution to ban, legalize, or encourage recreational drugs.
 

Category: Recreational Drug Use

Decision: Outlaw

Proposed by: Norway XXVIII

Description: This proposal to ban recreational drugs has been thought over by the citizens of Norway XXVIII and they pushed their local leaders to propose this.

Description:This proposal will ban recreational drug use.This proposal was thought over because of the many recreational drug users in Norway XXVIII dealing the drugs and we seek to stop this.The effects of this would be the following,people found with these drugs in public will be put in jail for maximum 5 months.If they are found dealing drugs then they will be put into prison for 2 years maximum.These lawas are meant to stop drug use during spare time.This isn't a full ban on drugs.Drugs will still allowed to be used medically.Finally,All drugs are banned for recreational use no matter what.

Approvals: 0

Status: Lacking Support (requires 68 more approvals)

Voting Ends: in 3 days 5 hours


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