|Home | Bookmark | Tell||Active petitions in over 75 countries||Follow GoPetition|
Petition Tag - legislation
Since the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692, there has been a major gap in the law for protection of citizens from spiritual crimes in the U.S.
Many protective laws against the use of malicious witchcraft remain stricken from the books. That is a travesty of justice because it denies the true criminal nature and intent of those who practice it to harm and manipulate others.
This results in helping it remain under the radar of law enforcement when perpetrators use it to hurt others and those people need the help of resources and laws that protect them.
The Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system is the simplest key to preservation of civil liberties, legitimate government use of drones, and reasonable UAV commerce without a need for extremist legislation.
ADS-B is the new form of GPS-based radio beacon required for most aircraft operating in American skies by January 1, 2020. This new system enables precise tracking of all aircraft and will be required also for drones. As such, it is also the greatest point of vulnerability and leash against future SkyNet and Terminator bots run rampant on U.S. soil.
This petition calls upon the President, House, and Senate to enact law requiring a system for voters at local, state, and federal levels to control the use of drones in American skies.
The simplest and most reasonable solution is for voters and community planners everywhere to GIS designate boundaries, no fly zones, authorized airspace, operation times, emergency conditions, and operational conditions for any unmanned aircraft activity.
Through legislation that the Federal Aviation Administration must record all such ADS-B data and share it publicly, the ability of voters and governmental agencies to monitor, litigate, and prosecute any violations of law is enabled.
This petition calls for a bill to further empower the Federal Aviation Administration with supremacy over all law enforcement flight operations -- making any drone flights outside of boundaries and controls set by the voter to be federally illegal and subject to enforcement action by the FAA, which may include revocation of Certificate of Waiver (COA) to operate such drones and other penalties.
Anti-drone legislation exists in the states of New Jersey, Oregon, Florida, Texas, Idaho, Montana, and Virginia. What is further needed to leash the drones at their weakest point is: 1) Software reporting of their position; 2) Litigation and Prosecution where operations exceed boundaries, limits, and manner set by public will.
This petition also calls for a bill to further clarify that the desire of a police state to use airborne drones in any form of attack upon American citizens -- lethal or non-lethal (tear gas, rubber bullets, deployed nets, etc.)-- is a clear violation of existing FAA regulations that no aircraft operator may engage in hazardous operations or the dropping of objects upon the public (14 CFR 91.15).
This petition seeks to return authority over American skies -- the Public Use Airspace; the citizen's airspace -- back where it belongs: to the public, the FAA, pilots, and manned air traffic.
South Milwaukee has a breed specific dog ban. They also have 28 sexual predators living here.
The legalisation of abortion is being debated in Ireland at present. Legalisation of abortion would open the way for devastating consequences, such as the possibility of mortality of mother and child during the legal abortion process; possibility of illness of the mother post-abortion; and post-abortion trauma such as cerebral palsy and twisted off or dismembered limbs in the babies who survive abortion.
The majority of Irish citizens firmly hold that the sanctity of the life of each unborn child in Ireland be protected.
After recent violent crimes in America relating directly back to the misuse of firearms, of particular note the most newsworthy being the senseless attack by a 20 year old man Adam Lanza from Newtown Conneticut entering the school grounds of Sandy Hook elementary school and the shooting spree began. Not only taking precious children's lives but teachers who started work that morning ever dreaming that anything like this could happen in their school.
In the wake of this attack many families and friends are left to mourn their losses. All the way across the world I cannot be there to comfort them in our arms but we can help sign this petition and take it to the US Government and force change.
The Ontario Liberal Government, with the support of the PC Party of Ontario, has passed the Anti-Strike Legislation. This legislation imposes new two-year contracts on thousands of teachers that freeze the pay of senior instructors and cut benefits. The legislation also gives the government the power to ban strikes and lockouts for least two years.
I am not a teacher and do not work in the education sector but I know that there are two things that Ontarians need to fight for - One is health care and the other is EDUCATION!
The Gillard regime has been trying to censor the media and several other groups for a while. Now they have passed Legislation allowing them access to your internet details, to collect and keep Australians' internet records, including their web-browsing history, social media activity and emails.
We can either sit back and watch this Legislation be abused to a point where a Government will have a complete profile on each of us, or we can act now and ensure even if this Gillard regime doesn't reverse it, the Coalition is left with no doubt we do not want it and we expect them to reverse it if they win the next election.
The book 1984 had the administration divided among four Ministries:
the Ministry of Truth, which deals with news, entertainment, education and fine arts,
the Ministry of Love which maintains law and order,
the Ministry of Peace which wages war and the
Ministry of Plenty which handles economic affairs.
The very vocabulary of the people was under Party Control; a system called “newspeak” was encouraged. One of the most dreaded words in the arsenal of Newspeak was the most heinous offence according to the Party – that of “thoughtcrime” which was sure to be punished by the Thought police.
The slogans of Newspeak are “War is Peace” Freedom is Slavery” and “Ignorance is Strength.”
LET'S NOT HAVE THIS HAPPEN FOR REAL.
Petition for an American Student Bill of Rights:
Students in the United States are blessed to have legal rights, freedoms and protections. These include constitutional, civil, contract, consumer rights and rights specific to higher education. They are scattered, however, through a number of legal documents and court decisions making it hard for students to find them.
Please sign this petition for the creation of a National Student Bill of Rights which clearly states what rights exist to protect students and how they are applied in institutions of higher education.
DO NOT JUST RECOMMEND THIS PETITION, SIGN IT!
It doesn't matter which country you live in or where you are from, please, show your support. Press the sign petition button at the bottom of the page. You have nothing to lose and students have everything to gain.
The CPP was enacted in 1965 and came into force on January 1, 1966.
This 47 year old legislation does not allow a survivor under the age of 35, unless they are disabled or have children, to be eligible to receive these benefits until they reach the age of 65. For 31 years they are not entitled to receive CPP Survivor Benefits.
Marriage is an institution vital to the well-being and natural order of society.
In particular, it confirms the importance of motherhood and fatherhood and seeks to protect children's biological identity.
Message: The cost of the Medicaid is out of control. The financial burden of the program is placed on County’s and ultimately being shouldered by property tax payers.
The State must take action to take financial responsibility for the program in an effort to lower property taxes in New York State.
Until the State takes responsibility for this burdensome program we are advocating that Counties withhold Medicaid payments made to the State of New York.
Objective: Passage of a bill that requires the State to take over the funding of Medicaid.
Strategy: Build a Coalition of support to withhold Medicaid payments to New York State through the Boycott Petition.
[11/17 Update: In Chautauqua County, the Tea Party Chapter and friends are also circulating a paper petition. This is especially important for those that support the effort but are not online. At present they've collected over 300 signatures. To download a copy usable in any county, go to "www.sttpp.wordpress.com"]
In the state of Florida, beer manufacturers are prohibited from marketing and selling their product directly to retailers, restaurants/bars or bars. Instead, they must go through a third-party distributor.
This "3-tier system" creates an oligopoly and goes directly against the concept of an open and free market system. While over 30 other states have a right to self-distribute, Florida does not.
Therefore, we are petitioning for an amendment to the regulations over beer manufacturers and the creation of a third type of license for beer manufacturers that allows for different avenues of self-distribution.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS PETITION IS NOT CONDONING DOG ATTACKS, NOR IS IT REQUESTING THAT CERTAIN BREEDS BE REMOVED FROM THE "RESTRICTED" REGISTER.
THIS PETITION IS CALLING FOR A MORE SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF PIT BULL TERRIERS AND ALSO FOR AN EDUCATION AND TRAINING BASED APPROACH TO PREVENTING DOG ATTACKS.
Question:Do you want honey cut with corn syrup or do you want pure honey?
Answer: Say "yes" to pure honey!
Legislation is in the NYS legislature to define pure honey (S3321). Due to adulterated Chinese honey entering the US food stream, a more definitive description of pure honey is needed. This Bill is needed to protect the image of pure honey and to protect the consumer from adulterated honey or honey pretenders.
New York beekeepers also need a level playing field to compete with cheap adulterated imports by having an established reasonable standard for all products labeled "honey".
This legislation should not affect the majority of honey producers in New York, but may weed out and discourage those seeking to sell substandard honey in New York.
This legislation has the support of major beekeeping organizations in New York and is almost identical to the California standard of identity for honey, which has been in place since 2009.
For more information see: RochesterHoney.com
The acceleration of globalization of the market over the last
three decades, greatly facilitated by the expanding
influence of neoliberalism in international economic politics,
has advanced the internationalization of pharmaceutical
research and has influenced the ways in which it is market,
researched, and developed. In lieu of all the benefits they
bring, the pharmaceutical industry’s biggest companies
face a battle between the goals of corporate wealth and
public health. A small number of corporations have come to
dominate the research agenda and operate in a system
which the relentless pursuit of profit takes priority over
public good. While the majority world suffers because they
are deprived of essential medicines and die of neglected
diseases, people in the minority world still benefit. The
reasons for lack of access are diverse and complex, but in
many cases the high prices of drugs are a barrier to needed
treatments. Prohibitive drug prices are often the result of
strong intellectual property protection (‘t Hoen, 2002). The
devastating consequences of implementing patents on
pharmaceuticals and the influence of the market on
prioritizing research and development has led to a
perpetuation of global inequality.
Thousands die of preventable or neglected diseases like
malaria, HIV or tuberculosis every day (Albright et al.
2005). The reason why not enough attention is called to
the matter is because the people who are dying are too
poor to command it. If the same situation was found in
developed countries it would most likely be lead news every
day and they would be devoting serious resources to
finding a cure as fast as possible. As it remains, just 10%
of the world’s research and development on health is
targeted on diseases affecting 90% of the world’s people
and sadly, of more than a thousand new medicines
developed over the last 25 years, just 1% were specifically
for diseases of tropical countries (Albright et al. 2005).
Similarly, it is Western Europe, North America, and Japan
who make up 80% of the world’s pharmaceutical market
where as Africa is 1% (Robinson, 2001). The people who
need the most drugs are the people with the least access
to them. Therefore, they go without. Little money is to be
made in the developing countries that suffer from disease
pandemics. Therefore, they get neglected.
It is clear that the current state of modern medicine and
the pharmaceutical industry is not well. It needs an
accurate diagnosis and appropriate course of treatment.
The remedy to reversing the effects of the symptoms can
be achieved; it will be a challenge but it must not be
The Northern Territory has come a long way in the way it recycles its empty bottles and cans. More people are recycling than ever before through their convenient and easy to use kerbside recycling systems, there is less litter and a greater awareness of reducing the impact of rubbish on our environment.
But we can all be doing more.
The Government believes the answer is a “Cash for Containers” Scheme, where consumers across the Territory will have to pay more for their bottles and cans at the shop (10 cent deposit plus a handling fee of up to 10 cents). Consumers would then have to take empty containers to a depot to have the 10 cent deposit returned.
The Environment Protection (Beverage Containers and Plastic Bags) Bill in its current form will see the introduction of an expensive and inconvenient system that threatens the viability of existing kerbside recycling systems.
A better alternative exists.
Responsible Recycling has already had discussions with the Northern Territory Government about a better alternative to the proposed “Cash for Containers” Scheme. Our Product Stewardship Model would see industry provide direct funding for projects that will have a real impact on recycling and litter reduction in the NT, while ensuring the viability and convenience of existing kerbside recycling systems is maintained.
So let’s work together to build on what we already have, instead of threatening kerbside recycling with an inconvenient and expensive inconvenient “Cash for Containers” system.
The NT Government must suspend the debate on the current Bill until all options have been investigated.
Did you know that currently, if I were to sit on my backside all day watching day time television and drinking and smoking my life away, I'd be able to claim more in benefits than most people who are working earn. Is that right? Is that the sort of person you want your taxes to support?
Or would you rather your taxes go towards helping someone support themselves through college so that they can get a decent job at the end of it and pay back what they've claimed?
I am a young person living independently and trying to put myself through full time college whilst support my family at the same time. As it stands, I am not entitled to any money to help pay the bills or pay for household essentials, and what is this going to lead to? It's going to lead to me and my partner dropping out of college and claiming benefits for a lot longer than our 2 year college courses.
Georgia is besieged by unwritten laws -- more mothers than fathers are granted custody of their children in the United States regardless if neglect is present or not. Children continue to suffer at varying levels that go with it — untreated infections, unsanitary conditions, mental and emotional abuse, and immoral influences. And the Federal government has done NOTHING to stop it.
More single mothers than fathers are in the news for killing their children. Fathers are having custody taken away despite hundreds of documents showing they are the primary caretaker for their children.
Legislation for, the protection of boat and houseboat or floating home dwellers and their rights of tenure are urgently needed in the UK.
Over 150.000 people in Great Britain alone, live and reside full time on board their boats, houseboats or floating homes.
And yet there are no legislation in the UK to protect the rights of tenure for floating communities and their dwellers.
Travellers and Gypsies have their rights, so should boat dwellers too!
This Campaign is for the Legislation of the;
* Rights of Tenure / Housing Rights for boat or houseboat dwellers.
* Protection, security and safety for boat, houseboat and floating home dwellers and their communities.
Vogue La Galere! / Push The Boat!
Campaign Movement for the rights of tenure for boat and houseboat dwellers. Please Help and sign and spread the word. Follow twitter @domportucallis
If we refuse to hold our representatives and our president accountable for our security, economics and rate of spending then we risk allowing the united states to smother under her own weight.
We have a vote and fully intend to use it wisely research the issues before us and separate the truth from the lies I’m asking you sir to introduce a Bill to bring about truth integrity & honesty. With strong penalties of their own expulsion should a representative or any government official including the president willfully misled the American people.
Bring this law not only to the capital but to the white house and the entire political process. We must demand that we get real and truthful facts to base our opinions (votes) on. We the people are ultimately responsible for our own destiny. However there can only be one true set of facts, we will no longer allow congress or the senate to lie or otherwise mislead the American people . This Is not politics Like the president said in the resent round table debate. It is simply seeing who can be the best story teller and convince the American people that a specific bill is in there best interest. WE deserve better and we know better we need to be assured that when the members of congress or the senate or the president speak it is with the same reliable truthful stabilizing voice reflecting the same set of true facts or numbers so there can be absolutely no confusion. This has become necessary because of the present policies in congress, senate and the white house. Additionally distorting the true facts of any candidate running for office in this land our land can not will not and should not be tolerated..
I simply can't believe I am writing this letter and it has become overwhelmingly apparent that Washington is out of control and needs the oversight of the American people to ensure we have truth in the legislative process. This is an important first step this has got to be done the American people will not allow you all to ignore the simple truth. WE the people are the most Important and powerful part of this republic.
P.S. I am sure you can agree that truth in legislation is a positive thing that will bring about a new era of trust in government
South African tertiary institutions are being crippled by disruptive and destructive strikes spear headed by academically under achieving students occupying high posts in our SRC's.
These people stay for years in these institutions so they can enjoy many benefits including free fees, etc.
Why are people consistently failing on the one thing that got them in the institution being allowed to lead fellow students ?
In high schools we see bright kids excelling in their studies and sports but also head their Learners Representative Councils, what happens to this aspiring leaders when they arrive in institutions of Higher Learning ?
Lets call on the Department of Education to pass Legislation that will force tertiary institutions to set out clear and sensible criteria for students' eligibility in occupying seats in the SRC's.
The Government will attempt to pass a bill very soon that will alter the way valuations on homes and small businesses are determined, therefore affecting Rates. The Bill will redefine "unimproved" to include the hard work of property owners, including (among other things) the buildings they have erected, the leases they have in place, business goodwill and infrastructure charges.
This will have profound effect on home owners who have done any improvements on their property (excluding their house), property investment in Queensland and will result in an even more desperate rental situation that already exists. When you don't have investors you don't have rental properties. These charges will be retrospective to 2002. If you own a home YOUR RATES WILL GO UP, this does not just apply to investors or business.
Starting September 2011 the BC ministry of education has stated that it will only fund full day kindergarten. As the decision stands now, if an independent school does not implement full day kindergarten by 2011, it will not receive funding for the kindergarten program.
Take action if you believe parents should have a choice:
- Sign this petition and forward it to your friends.
- Write to the addresses below and let your voice be heard.
Minister of Education, Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid
PO Box 9045 Stn. Prov., Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9E2
(250) 387-1977 Fax: 250 387-3200
PLEASE cc. all letters, emails, faxes to the FISA Board, Attention: Fred Herfst
The Federation of Independent Schools Association,
150 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 2A7
(604) 684-6023, (604) 684-7846 Fax: (604) 684-3163
Due to the fact that the California Food Stamp program is inefficient and inaccessible, we are petitioning to pass The Food Stamp Modernization Act.
The Food Stamp program is needed to provide Californians under a certain income level with proper support for a healthy lifestyle. In fact, California has one of the lowest percentages of participation in the Food Stamp program in the United States. By modifying the system, 108,000 more Californians will be able to receive food stamps.
Currently, the Food Stamp system is wasteful and inefficiently bureaucratic. Families have to make an average of five visits to the registration office to complete all the steps to obtain food stamps, which decreases the amount of time they can spend working and supporting themselves.
Workers have to continually update databases unnecessarily, which increases the cost and wates time. By modernizing the system, the state of California will pay less toward the Food Stamp program while families in need receive more benefits. The state could save up to $50 million, which will help reclaim the $2 billion in federal funds that California is currently losing and it will in turn pump millions into our struggling economy.
Oak Grove, KY is a rapidly growing area and needs to adopt a leash law for the safety of the citizens and the animals. Animals roaming free are more likely to come into contact with known rabies carriers such as skunks and raccoons. They are also more likely to spread parasites and other diseases to animals and humans.
Each year, free roaming animals cause millions of dollars in insurance claims, property loss and damage, medical bills, and loss of productivity. Animal bite injuries, property damage, and car accidents are major problems caused by animals allowed to run at large. Free-roaming dogs are a danger to local wildlife, they are traffic hazards, they spread disease and breed (causing an overpopulation problem) and in addition, some people just do NOT want these pests in their yard.
Dog owners, we therefore ask that you please have some consideration and either keep your dog indoors or put your dog on a leash when you let it out. We the undersigned feel that while it is everyone's individual right to own a pet, not everyone wants to come into contact with everyone else's pet.
Therefore, we would like to see a LEASH LAW enacted for dogs. We would like to see some official legislation on this topic.
Currently, the President of the United States as well as members of the United States Congress are currently pushing to enact legislation to reform the American health care system.
The current version of the bill, is titled, "America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 (H.R.3200)"
"To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes"
The bill includes a measure that would create a government run health insurance company. The current bill was written over a few week period at the behest of President Obama. We do not believe that a law, which would impact 16% of the US economy and over three hundred million people, should be written in such haste.
We are proposing that before tackling the issue of reforming the US health care system, committing trillions of dollars and creating tax burdens and deficits for future generations of Americans, that a commission should be formed, made up of health care professionals, economists, health insurance professionals, US citizens and anyone else who can assist, to examine health care in America today.
A commission that would be charged with identifying the root cause of the problems with the system, discover the positives in the system and make educated, fact based recommendations on how best to reform US heath care, in order to lower costs, increase access and most of all to create a health care system that becomes the shining example to the world.
As with the brochure, "A guide on When and How to challenge, Seal, vacate or expunge" in regards to criminal court records. "There is currently no statute that would allow for destruction of a court record from a proceeding involving a criminal action against an adult." - State of Washington, June 2008
This means that a person who is charged with a crime, yet is found not guilty will have that charge on his record and will negatively affect employment, rental and educational opportunities in the State of Washington and the United States of America.
Judges are not allowing citizens that have been accused of a crime, yet found not guilty, to have their records destroyed or expunged. What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty?
Whereas Ontario is in recession, and;
Whereas Ontario has lost 300,000 manufacturing jobs under Dalton McGuinty’s watch, and;
Whereas the McGuinty Liberals promised not to raise taxes, and;
Whereas the McGuinty Liberals did not campaign on harmonizing the PST and GST, and;
Whereas the McGuinty Government’s plan to harmonize the PST and GST will result in Ontario taxpayers paying 8% more for a multitude of products and services including gasoline, home heating fuel, internet services, hair cuts, gym memberships, legal services, construction and renovations, car repairs, plumbing and electrical services, landscaping services, leisure activities, hotel rooms, veterinary services for the family pet and even funeral services, and;
Whereas Ontario taxpayers cannot afford this tax grab;
Virginia legislators gave in to animal rights activist this past session and passed felony legislation against rooster fighting.... The public did not demand this law.
Regardless of how you feel about this subject, felony punishment for two chickens fighting is rediculous.
Virginia has misdemeanor laws protecting citizens from violent crime and abuse. We should not have laws protecting animals on a higher level than humans...
Legislators should be subject to public demand, not special interest. This is not a plea to support cockfighting, it is a plea for balanced justice and human rights over animal rights...
Within less than a year, Finland has seen two separate school shooting tragedies.
On 7 November 2007, Pekka-Eric Auvinen, 18, shot dead eight and himself at Jokela High School in Tuusula, southern Finland; on 23 September 2008, Matti Juhani Saari, 22, killed ten and himself at the college of Kauhajoki, western Finland.
Both Auvinen and Saari committed their murders by .22 calibre semi-automatic handguns, which both of them had legally obtained and registered with the police less than a month before the incidents. Both had received their permits on the grounds that target shooting at shooting range was their hobby. Auvinen was a member of a local shooting club, even if the club later confirmed that he had only attended a single one-hour training session there. As of the evening of 23 September it was still unclear whether Saari was a member to any shooting club; in legislation membership is not even a requirement. As is the common practice in Finland, both stored their guns in their homes.
With 56 firearms per 100 inhabitants, Finland has the world's third highest (official) gun ownership ratio in the world, behind only the US and Yemen. This reflects both a long national tradition of hunting and sport shooting, as well as, relatedly, a comparatively lax gun legislation.
Not only are hunting firearms (e.g. shotguns, rifles) easy to acquire by standards of any other any other rich-world country, but also handguns (e.g. pistols), with no relevant hunting purpose, can be obtained with very little inconvenience. (It is telling that Auvinen, a 18-year-old first-time licensee, had initially applied permit for a deadlier 9 mm Beretta pistol; this was denied as too powerful for a beginner, but since he had no criminal record such a request did not allow/oblige the police to either reject or vet further his second application.)
The Finnish government is currently preparing a new gun legislation. The need for a new law was prompted by an EU directive which mandates the countries to forbid the selling of firearms to people who are under 18 years old (something that Finland until the Jokela massacre opposed), and up to date was not meant to include any other major changes.
By signing this petition you express your concern over the Finnish gun laws, and demand the legislator to review them considerably further and sooner than required by the European Union.
Guns indeed never kill people, but they make it much easier. That's why owning them must be made more difficult.