by Nick Delgado
Guam - Several pieces of legislation went up for a public hearing before the Committee on Public Safety this morning. The measures include Bill 281, which is relative to the rights of individuals with hearing and speech disabilities to emergency 911 services; Bill 282, relative to drivers licenses issues to individuals with hearing and speech disabilities; and Bill 293, relative to vehicles owned or operated by individuals with these same disabilities.
The measures were introduced by Senator Telo Taitague. "It is very important for us in cases of emergencies. For example, when we are driving we do not hear sirens or see upcoming emergency vehicles and it gets very difficult," said the freshman Republican policymaker.
Senator Adolpho Palacios also invites more in the community to his office at the Legislature if they would like to learn more about the measures.