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Senators pass 18 bills

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by Nick Delgado

Senators concluded this month’s session, passing 18 additional bills. Among the measures include Bill 101, relative to smoking within twenty feet of an entrance of a public place where smoking is prohibited; and Bill 175, which would permit the Guam Power Authority and the Guam Waterworks Authority to enter into long-term contracts.

The one measure that failed on the session floor is Bill 112, which would create clearly-defined regulations, penalties and services for Guam’s licensed drivers who are medically diagnosed with epilepsy. In an attempt to push the bill forward, Senator Rory Respicio made a motion to bring the bill back to the 2nd Reading File to make changes. Respicio then brought it back to the Voting File, where the bill once again failed.

While legislation passed this evening now awaits final signature from Governor Felix Camacho, senators have adjourned session until the call of the speaker.

 

BILLS PASSED:

 

Bill No. B99-30 (COR) - v.c. Pangelinan / T.C. Ada

An act to add a new Section 7120.3 to Chapter 7, 16 Guam Code Annotated related to the issuance of special gold star license plates.

 

Bill No. B101-30 (COR) - B.J.F. Cruz / J.P. Guthertz, DPA / R.J. Respicio

An act to amend §90105 of Chapter 90, Title 10, Guam Code Annotated; relative to smoking within twenty (20) feet of an entrance of a public place where smoking is prohibited.

Bill No. B135-30 (COR) - T.C. Ada / A.B. Palacios, Sr. / F.B. Aguon, Jr.

An act to add a new Chapter 55 to Division 2 of Title 10, Guam Code Annotated, relative to authorizing the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) to contract an independent environmental health inspection company(s) to conduct sanitary inspections on behalf of DPHSS and to fund inspection services from fees authorized to be collected under §7119 of Chapter 7, Title 22 of Guam Code Annotated.

Bill No. B147-30 (COR) – v.c. Pangelinan

An act to add a new subsection 50103 (p) to Chapter 50 Title 12 Guam Code Annotated relative to activities of corporation within the Guam Economic Development Authority.

Bill No. B151-30 (COR) – A.B. Palacios, Sr.

An act to authorize the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation to designate areas within the Guam Territorial Park System as “Alcohol Free Zone” and to provide for penalties non-compliance, by adding a new Subsection 77101 (d), 77104.(i), 77104.1, 77104.2, 77104.2.1, 77104.2.2 to Chapter 77, Title 21 Guam Code Annotated.

Bill No. B175-30 (COR) – T.C. Ada / F.B. Aguon, Jr. / F.F. Blas, Jr. / T.R. Muña Barnes

An act to add Subsections (14) and (15) to Section 8104 of Chapter 8 of Title 12 of the Guam Code Annotated and to add Subsections (n) and (o) to Section 14104 of Chapter 14 of Title 12 of the Guam Code Annotated, and to amend Subsection (c) of Section 14104.1, and Section 14404 of Chapter 12 of Title 12 of the Guam Code Annotated, relative to permitting the Guam Power Authority, and the Guam Waterworks Authority to enter into long term contracts.

Bill No. B191-30 (COR) – A.B. Palacios, Sr. / J.P. Guthertz, DPA

An act to include all graduates under the Pedro “Doc” Sanchez Scholarship Program receives the one-Step Merit Pay Increase Benefit

Bill No. B193-30 (COR) – J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D. / Telo Taitague / T.R. Muna-Barnes / A.B. Palacios, Sr.

An act to place the Merizo Pier Park under the administrative jurisdiction of the Merizo Mayor’s Office .

Bill No. B196-30 (COR) – T.R. Muna-Barnes

An act to add a new Section to 5 Guam Code Annotated Chapter 40 relative to recognizing Village Mayors as the direct administrative representatives of our people and to empower them with special approving authorities.

Bill No. B198-30 (COR) – T.R. Muna-Barnes

An act to amend 12 Guam Code Annotated Chapter 5 §5103 (f) relative to compensation for Commissioners of the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority.

Bill No. B207-30 (LS) – T.C. Ada / A.B. Palacios, Sr. / J.V. Espaldon

An act to adopt the procedures manual for the acquisition, enforcement and maintenance of Territorial Highway Right-of-Way and Standards.

Bill No. B210-30 (LS) – Telo Taitague / v.c. Pangelinan

An act to add a new §57105 to Chapter 57 of 10 GCA relative to providing the means to cover the cost of issuing Guam Identification Certificates.

Bill No. B220-30 (LS) – B.J.F. Cruz

An act to amend 5 GCA §5150 relative to the duties of the Attorney General in procurement oversight and advisement.

Bill No. B227-30 (LS) – A.B. Palacios, Sr.

An act to authorize hazardous pay to Parole Officers who perform the duty of supervising and counseling parolees by amending 4 GCA §6222 (a); and to authorize hazardous pay to employees of the Department of Corrections who perform duties, which if performed by other law enforcement or public safety officers would entitle such officers to hazardous pay, by adding a new Item (1) to §6222 (a).

Bill No. B229-30 (COR) – J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D. / T.R. Muna-Barnes

An Act To Add Article 13 To Chapter 15 And To Add Article 7 To Chapter 18 Both Of Title 17 Of The Guam Code Annotated, Relative To The Dr. Antonio C. Yamashita Teacher Corps.

Bill No. B233-30 (COR) – J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D. / T.C. Ada / F.F. Blas, Jr.

An act to amend Chapter 7 of Title 17 of the Guam Code Annotated, relative to the Rules and Regulations for the School Property of the  Department Of Education.

Bill No. B241-30 (COR) – v.c. Pangelinan

An act to repeal §75104.1 of Chapter 75, Title 21 Guam Code Annotated relative to Lot No. 237-6-1, Agana.

Bill No. B246-30 (COR) – v.c. Pangelinan / T.R. Muna-Barnes

An act to amend §75108.1(a) of Chapter 75, Title 21, Guam Code Annotated relative to Cottage Industry Activity Authorized.

 

BILLS FAILED:

Bill No. B112-30 (COR) - T.R. Muna-Barnes / F.B. Aguon, Jr.

An act to amend Division (3) of Subitem (i), Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 16 Guam Code Annotated, to add a new Subitem (g) of § 17101, Chapter 17, Title 16 Guam  Code Annotated; and to add Divisions (1) and (2) to Subitem (a) of § 3111, Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 16 Guam Code Annotated relative to creating clearly defined regulations, penalties and services for Guam's licensed drivers who are medically diagnosed with epilepsy.

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