by Nick Delgado
Guam - Senators adjourned session Friday evening after passing 20 bills and 1 resolution, and voting down two other bills. A major measure that made it through was Bill 317, which would reprogram and appropriate funds for various programs and projects for Fiscal Year 2010. If passed into law, the measure would grant more than $3 million for COLA class retirees, as well as opens up other funds for village sport facility renovations.
Lawmakers also passed Bill 230, which would authorize the balance of $4.6 million to the Department of Education from the 2008 Territorial Education Facilities Fund. A measure that did not make it was Bill 255, which failed after a vote of 7-7. The measure would have banned the use of cell phones while driving.
Senators also confirmed several GovGuam board members.
Bill No. 255-30 (COR) – T.C. Ada / T.R. Muna-Barnes / A.B. Palacios, Sr.
An act to amend §3346 of Chapter 3, Title 16, Guam Code Annotated, and to add a new §3346.1 of Chapter 3, Title 16, Guam Code Annotated, relative to restricting the use of mobile phones and mobile service devices while operating a vehicle and providing for public education require-ments regarding such restrictions.
Bill No. 288-30 (COR) - v.c. pangelinan
An act to amend section 8154 of Article 1, Chapter 8, Title 4 of the Guam Code Annotated, relative to authorizing investments in fixed income securities covered in the U.S. Aggregate Bond Index.
Bill No. 92 (COR) - J.P. Guthertz, DPA / A.B. Palacios, Sr. / R.J. Respicio
An act to restore certain jurisdictions and clarify certain functions of the Civil Service Commission by repealing and reenacting Title 4 GCA §§ 4403, 4408, 4409, and 5105; Subitems (b) and (c) of Title 4 GCA § 4405; and new §§ 4410 and 4411.
Bill No. 155 (COR) – F.B. Aguon, Jr., / T.R. Muna Barnes / F.F. Blas, Jr.
An act relative to recognizing the growth and expansion of the Guam National Guard in recent years in its contributions to the national defense of our nation and in support of our island, through ensuring that the qualifications and duties of the Adjutant General, and the Assistant Adjutant General for the Guam Air National Guard properly reflect such growth and impending future military national guard initiatives; through amending §63201(a), §63201(b), §63203(b), and §63203(c) of Title 10, Guam Code Annotated.
Bill No. 201-30 (COR) – R.J. Respicio / J.P. Guthertz, DPA
An act to amend subitem (h) of Title 21 Guam Code Annotated Chapter 61 § 61503, relative to exceptions to yard and area regulations.
Bill No. 230-30 (COR) – J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
An Act To Appropriate Funds From The Balance Of The 2008 Territorial Education Facilities Fund To The Department Of Education.
Bill No. 236-30 (COR) – Matt Rector / T.R. Muna-Barnes / A.B. Palacios, Sr. / R.J. Respicio
An act to amend §6217 of 4 GCA for the purpose of ensuring that public employees that work at night receive night differential pay.
Bill No. 245-30 (COR) – E.J.B. Calvo / F.F. Blas, Jr. / J.V. Espaldon
An act to add §849.4 to Chapter 8 of Article 1 of Title 1 of the Guam Code Annotated naming the Baseball Complex situated within the Dededo Sports Complex in honor of Gregory "Greg" Andrew Matanane, and to name the four baseball fields within the complex in honor of Guam's pioneers of Little League Baseball on Guam.
Bill No. 275-30 (LS) - F.B. Aguon, Jr.
An act relative to providing clarification and flexibility to the Department of Public Health & Social Services in the management of its financial resources for the direct operation of the Community Health Centers, by amending subsection (a) of §3811, Chapter 3, Title 10, Guam Code Annotated.
Bill No. 277-30 (LS) - Ray Tenorio / E.B. Calvo / T.R. Muna-Barnes
An act to add a new §4127 to Chapter 4 of 4GCA relative to authorizing the granting of administrative leave for donations of blood.
Bill No. 281-30 (LS) - Telo Taitague / J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D. / A.B. Palacios, Sr.
An act to add a new item (f) to §84121 to Chapter 84 of 10GCA relative to the rights of individuals with hearing and speech disabilities to emergency 911 services.
Bill No. 282-30 (LS) - Telo Taitague / J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D. / A.B. Palacios, Sr.
An act to add a new §3117 to Chapter 1 of 16GCA relative to drivers licenses issued to individuals with hearing and speech disabilities.
Bill No. 284-30 (LS) - v.c. pangelinan
An act to repeal §43119, Chapter 43, Title 5 Guam Code Annotated relative to abolishing a board and commission if they have not met with in a year of establishment.
Bill No. 293-30 (COR) - Telo Taitague / J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D. / A.B. Palacios, Sr.
An act to add a new §7177 to Chapter 7 of 16GCA relative to vehicles owned or operated by individuales with hearing and speech disabilities.
Bill No. 296-30 (COR) - A.B. Palacios, Sr.
An act to require the Guam Election Commission to verify the existence or non-existence of a criminal record of a person seeking public office by amending 3 GCA, Chapter 2, §2107.
Bill No. 218-30 (LS) – T.R. Muna-Barnes / E.J.B. Calvo / J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
An act to transfer properties under the jurisdiction of the Port Authority of Guam to the jurisdiction of the Guam Ancestral Lands Commission, by adding a new § 80105 (a) to Title 21, Guam Code Annotated.
Bill No. 313-30 (COR) - R.J. Respicio / J.P. Guthertz, DPA / B.J.F. Cruz
An act to amend § 7119 of Title 22 Guam Code Annotated, Chapter 7, Article 1 relative to computing the Non-Immigrant Temporary Worker Registration Fee for each non-immigrant worker on a pro-rated length of time no greater than the length of time the worker is legally authorized to be in Guam for employment purposes.
Bill No. 317-30 (COR) - v.c. pangelinan
An Act to Reprogram and Appropriate Funds for Various Programs and Projects and other purposes for Fiscal Year 2010.
Bill No. 333-30 (LS) - F.F. Blas, Jr. / T.C. Ada
An Act to repeal and reenact Section 4 of Public Law 30-57 relative to the Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port of Guam Master Plan Update 2007 Report.
Bill No. 280-30 (LS) - v.c. pangelinan
An act to amend subsections (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) and to add subsections (f) (g) and (h) of section 3811 and to add subsections (6) and (7) to section 3814 of Chapter 3 of Article 8 of Title 10 Guam Code Annotated relative to the establishment and use of the Community Health Center Revolving Fund.
Bill No. 30-184 (COR) – v.c. pangelinan
An act to add a new Section (i) Title 21, Chapter 75, §75108 and to add a new Section 21006.1 Title 3, Chapter 21 relative to the Decolonization Registry.
Bill No. 310-30 (COR) - Telo Taitague / T.C. Ada / R.J. Respicio
An act to add a new §51120 to Chapter 54 of 10 GCA relative to authorization to create a feasibility plan for the installation of a commercial methane recovery system of the Leyon Landfill.
Resolution No. 214-30 (COR) (As Introduced) - A.B. Palacios, Sr. / F.B. Aguon, Jr. / v.c. pangelinan / E.J.B. Calvo / F.F. Blas, Jr.
Relative to requesting the United States Government to extend the application and coverage of Medicare entitlements to eligible Guam recipients who have earned these Medicare benefits and who choose to obtain quality health and medical care services in the Philippines.
Guam Environmental Protection Agency Board: George Lai, Robert Perron, Thomas N. Poole, Johanes Temengil
Guam Academy Charter Schools Council: Rosa S. Palomo