2018 IHSSA STATE STUDENT CONGRESS AGENDA
The Chair will open each session by calling for the orders for the day. A representative of the school in the house, or if no school representative is present, any member may claim authorship for the Bill/Resolution.
Only the bills/resolutions listed for a session may be used in that session. However, a member may call for a Suspension of the Rules to move a bill/resolution up the agenda. Members should note the different intent of a bill and resolution, which will affect the way they are debated.
Bills/Resolutions for session IA Friday Afternoon 2:15-4:30
1. Paton-Churdan A Bill to Require Firearms Owners to Obtain Licensing and Insurance Prior to
Purchasing a firearm
2. Grinnell A Resolution to Amend the Consitution to Abolish the Peremptroy Challenge
3. Holy Trinity A Bill for Term Limits on Government Officials in State of Iowa
4. Oskaloosa A Bil to Ban the Sale of Tobacco Products outside of an Alchol or Tobacco Store
5. Bishop Heelen Resolved: The U.S. should Implement a Negative income Tax System to
Replace Existing Social Programs
6. Sioux City North A Bill to Increase Funding for the U. S. Forest Service to Allow for a Better Response
to Natural Diasters
7. DM Roosevelt A Bill to Increase Funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs
Bills/Resolutions for session IB Friday night. 6:00-8:00
1. Atlantic A Resolution to Amend the Power of Judicial Review
2. Des Moines East A Bill to Guarantee Biodiversity
3. Sioux City East A Bill to Have Mandatory Nap Time
4. Okoboji A Bill to Reform Forensic Science in the Justice System
5. Sioux City North A Bill to Decrease the Cost of Medicare and Medicaid
6. Ankeny Centennial A Bill to Remove Confederate Statues from the United States Capitol
Bills/Resolution for session 2 Saturday morning. 8:00-10:30
1. Atlantic A Resolution to Require the National Football League to Donate 10% of all Proceeds to
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Research and Prevention
2. Bishop Heelen A Bill to Allow Transgender Citizens to Use the Bathroom of Their Chosen ID
3. WDM Dowling A Bill to Subsidize Renewable Energy
4. Marshalltown A Bill to Increase Hotel Security
5 Ankeny A Bill to End Agriculture Welfare .
6 Holy Trinity A Bill for Minimum Wage Increase in the State of Iowa
7. Ankeny Centennial A Bill to Reconstitue the Protection Given to Young Immigrants by the Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals Program
Bills/Resolution for session 3 Saturday afternoon 12:30-3:30
1. Sioux City East A Bill to Establish the Internet as a Regulated Utility
2. Des Moines East A Resolution to Defund the D.A.R.E. Program
3. WDM Dowling A Resolution on the Armenian Genocide
4. Paton-Churdan A Bill to Require Manadatory Drug Testing to Any Person Applying for Welfare
5. Ankeny A Bill to Take Back American Jobs
6. Oskaloosa A Bill to Make English the Offical United States Language
7. Grinnell A Resolution to Amend the Consitution to Establish a Parliamentary Form of
IMPORTANT: In the IHSSA state congress tournament, 3-minute authorship speeches are followed by 2 minutes of cross-x. The c-x time may not be amended. All other speeches are 3 minutes followed by a 1-minute cross-x with the timing starting at the end of the speech. SPECIAL NOTE: SESSION IB WILL HAVE THE SAME SEATING AS SESSION IA. THIS MEANS THE NEW PO FOR SESSION IB WILL CONTINUE WITH THE RECENCY FROM SESSION IA. THE SESSION IA PO MUST KEEP A CLEAR RECENCY SHEET AND SEE THAT THE NEW PO FOR SESSION IB GETS THE SHEET. SESSION IB WILL HAVE A NEW SET OF JUDGES.
Find a recency chart included for those who wish to be a Presiding Officer (PO).
ASKED TO MAKE A PAPER NAME PLAQUE FOR THEIR DESK.
A Resolution to Defund the D.A.R.E. Program
WHEREAS, the national funding of the D.A.R.E. program well be cut, because it does not do what it was intended to do concerning the use of drugs; and
WHEREAS, this program in some causes increased the use of drugs, plus the money going in the program can go somewhere else; and
WHEREAS, in order see the use of controlled substances in elementary, middle and high school this program must be cut; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the Congress here assembled make the following recommendation for solution to cut funding for the D.A.R.E. program; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That funding will be cut next time funds are administered and then divide equally to underfunded government areas.
Des Moines East
Whereas, the Ottoman Empire engaged in the forceful deportation of 2,000,000 Armenians from 1915-1923 of which 1.5 million were murdered; and
Whereas, 48 out of the 50 state legislatures, Germany, France, Russia, and Canada have all condemned these killing as a genocide; and
Whereas, the United States federal government has avoided the use of the word “genocide” and have not officially labeled the massacre as such; and
WHEREAS, recognition of the Armenian Genocide is key to preventing future genocides and developing a constructive relationship between Turkey and Armenia; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, By the Congress here assembled that the murders of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915-1923 constituted a genocide; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, the Congress here assembled calls on the President in his annual message on April 24th to label the massacre as a genocide.
Introduced for Congressional Debate by Dowling Catholic High School.
A Bill to Subsidize Renewable Energy
Section 1. The United States Federal government shall allocate 2.3 billion
dollars for the subsidization of renewable energy.
Section 3. The US Department of Energy shall oversee the implementation of this bill and determine where subsidies are directed.
Section 4. This legislation will go into effect October 1st, Fiscal Year 2019.
Section 5. All other laws in conflict with this piece of legislation are hereby declared null and void.
West Des Moines Dowling
Bill to ban the sale of Tobacco products outside of an Alcohol or Tobacco store.
SECT 1. This bill has been constructed because of corporate greed getting in the way of our people’s health. This bill will determine how tobacco will be sold in the future.
SECT 2. Tobacco cannot be sold in large grocery stores, as an example, Walmart, HyVee, Target, CostCo, and, more. Tobacco can still be sold in convenience stores/gas stations like, Casey's, Kum & Go, 711’s, and, more.
SECT 3. For not following this new bill after its passing, the regional manager for the location will be fined $10,000 dollars for every week that they still have tobacco products within their store. After 10 weeks, jail time will be administered and length will be determined by the judge for no more than 2 months. Permit to sell alcohol and tobacco will be removed from a store selling tobacco 10 weeks after the bill passes.
SECT 4. The ATF (Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms) is a government organization that deals with the aforementioned legally. The ATF will punish the store in which tobacco is illegally sold.
SECT 5. This bill will come into effect 6 months after it is passed.
SECT 6. All laws conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void
A Bill to Make English the Official United States Language
BE IT ENACTED BY CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
Resolved: The United States Should Implement a Negative Income Tax System to Replace Existing Social Programs
WHEREAS, The current tax system of the lower class is suboptimal; and
Government through social programs than it is effective; and
WHEREAS, The lower class should be paid a negative income tax rather than paying an income tax and receiving federal aid such as food stamps; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, By the Congress here assembled that the United States should implement a
Negative Income Tax System to replace existing social programs
Respectfully Submitted By:
Bishop Heelan Catholic High School
Bill to Allow Transgender Citizens to Use the Bathroom of Their Chosen Identity
BE IT ENACTED BY THIS CONGRESS THAT:
1. Section 1: All citizens in the United States shall be allowed to use the bathroom of their chosen gender identity. Transgender citizens shall use the restroom as to which they see fit.
2. Section 2:
A. Gender Identity: According to Merriam-Webster, Gender Identity is defined as a person’s internal sense of being male, female, some combination of male and female, or neither male nor female.
B. Transgender: According to Merriam-Webster, being Transgender is being defined as relating to, or being a person whose gender identity differs from the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth.
3. Section 3: The Department of Health and Human Services shall oversee the implementation Process. All institutions in conflict with the department will receive fines as determined by Department officials.
4. Section 4: Implementation shall be no later than January 1st 2019.
5. Section 5: All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Introduced by Bishop Heelan High School
A Bill to Decrease the Cost of Medicare and Medicaid
BE IT ENACTED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
Section 1. All institutions receiving Medicare or Medicaid funding for patient care shall be required to recycle unexpired prescription drugs.
Section 2. Medicaid – program that provides health coverage to eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities.
Medicare - the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease
Recycle – drugs that are still in their original prescription container that have not been tampered with may be repackaged for use by an eligible patient
Eligible patient – an individual with an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty line who has a valid physician’s prescription
Section 3. The Department of Health and Human Services shall be responsible for implementation of this legislation.
A. Institutions receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding must participate in a drug-recycling program.
B. If an institution does not participate, they shall be ineligible for Medicare or Medicaid reimbursements.
C. Care providers will be responsible for collecting and transporting excess prescription medication to pharmaceutical recycling centers that will examine and repackage usable medications. The medications will then be redistributed to eligible patients.
D. The redistributing facilities may charge a reasonable handling fee, capped at $25 per prescription.
SECTION 4. This legislation will go into effect January 1, 2019.
Section 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.