Talk:Kodiak State Railway Act, 657
Jonn Stevens (DPPK) OP
— 07/30/2023 1:25 AM
Tabled by W Magnus Ward, MGA, NUP, Chancellor as a government sponsored bill. An Act to Establish the Kodiak State Railway Management Company. Voting is currently set for the thirteenth of August https://kodiak.wiki/wiki/Kodiak_State_Railway_Act,_657 The Kodiak Republic Wiki Kodiak State Railway Act, 657 An Act to Establish the Kodiak State Railway Management Company.
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Jonn Stevens (DPPK) OP
— 07/30/2023 1:26 AM
@Assembly Member debate is now open for the Kodiak State Railway Act, 657
von Zeppelin [CKA] — 07/30/2023 1:32 AM I think it will be difficult to have a discussion here. Undoubtedly - yes.
W Magnus Ward (NUP) — 07/30/2023 1:35 AM Colleagues, if we are to deal with the looming budget crisis, creative solutions must be found within the state expenditures which can be used to reverse spending. Presently, the state spends approximately 10.5 billion florins on the subsidisation and construction of rail in the Republic. Nationalising the rail network, as is the case with the road and highway network, would allow the state and therefore ultimately the citizens to reap the rewards of transport enterprise. This is estimated to result in a budget turn around from -10.5 billion to +5.9 billion - a more than 16 billion dollar annual change in the budget. The price to purchase at fair share price all the the private rail companies is merely 15 billion. I feel that while it is always a drastic action to remove from private enterprise a profitable industry, for the benefit of all citizens and all corporations, we must support fair and affordable access to efficient high-volume transportation. I urge the Assembly to support this proposal.
Grant Shadbolt [CKA] — 07/30/2023 1:43 AM This proposal pays for itself in three years, then after that provides a solid $5 billion into the government's coffers. I wholeheartedly support this bill.
Avakael — 07/30/2023 7:24 AM I fully support the proposal. The only thing I would have suggested to ensure we keep is to allow private enterprise to continue to operate their own services on these lines, but the bill as is already includes this. It's not so important for passenger services, where we are already going to be covering all the high traffic routes, but it's absolutely critical for the efficiency and competitiveness of private industry to be able to charter their own freight services on the existing network to get from A to B directly, instead of needing to have carriages transferred off a train part way and then wait for another, perhaps multiple times. Particularly for anything with an expiry date, or livestock.
Kenward Matthews (SAK) — 07/30/2023 9:41 AM I, too, support this proposal.
Charlotte Groves (Juliette)[KWP] — 07/31/2023 3:24 AM Great to see this out already. It is critical that major infrastructure such as the nation's rail system has a nationalised model. If other rail companies fall, the national one should maintain operations, and standards. We have nationalised other industries in a similar manner with success in the past.
W Magnus Ward (NUP) — 07/31/2023 3:33 AM I would like to ask that since there doesn't seem to be any specific dissent that we move the poll up from 13 Aug to 5 Aug W Magnus Ward (NUP) — 08/01/2023 8:01 PM Mr. @Assembly President ?
Jonn Stevens (DPPK)OP
— 08/01/2023 8:03 PM
I apologize I didn’t see the comment but I will do so Unless there are any objections the voteing date will be set to the 5th of august
W Magnus Ward (NUP) — 08/01/2023 8:07 PM much appreciated
Klaus Mikaelson (Ind) — 08/01/2023 8:07 PM No objection from me
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Klaus Mikaelson (Ind) — 08/03/2023 11:25 AM Does anything need to be hashed out in regards to how the company acquires new land/property for the use of constructing new railroad lines or railroad properties?
W Magnus Ward (NUP) — 08/04/2023 5:31 AM Nothing especially different. It would be up to the company to spend its revenues as it sees necessary. Just as the existing private entities must pay fair market rates, so will the state company. The headline version here is that the government is buying 100% of the stock in the existing companies, and then combining their entities to make efficiencies. It will still be run as a for profit enterprise. Simply that the highest management is answerable to the cabinet and not a disparate group of shareholders
Klaus Mikaelson (Ind) — 08/04/2023 8:02 AM I'm wondering, to a point, if eminent domain might be used with the company, and if that needs to be put down somewhere in the law (not necessarily this one)
W Magnus Ward (NUP) — 08/04/2023 8:10 AM I would venture to suppose that under the general principles of eminent domain, which include state requisition for redevelopment by private entities if sufficiently necessary for the ongoing needs of the community, that there should also thus be no need to legislate an additional specific notice about the railway company.
Klaus Mikaelson (Ind) — 08/04/2023 8:39 AM just making sure we're covered in case of potential future legal challenges EasyPoll BOT
— 08/04/2023 9:59 PM
Question Do You Approve of The Kodiak State Railway Act, 657
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— 08/04/2023 10:00 PM
@Assembly Member voteing is now open for the Kodiak State Railway Act, 657 Jonn Stevens (DPPK) OP
— 08/06/2023 12:28 PM
@Assembly Member their are only 24 hours left in this vote be sure to vote before then Jonn Stevens (DPPK) OP
— Today at 1:22 AM @Assembly Member this vote has ended with a margin of 21 for 2 against and 2 abstaining this resolution has been declared passed