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Senators discuss funding for interim lease

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Lawmakers delayed voting for a couple hours as they instead discussed the issue surrounding funding for a temporary school for John F. Kennedy High School students.  Resolution 312 was introduced by Senator Ben Pangelinan and Speaker Judi Won Pat.

The measure was discussed on the floor this morning after being declared an emergency. The resolution asks Governor Felix Camacho to request the Secretary of the Department of the Interior to reprogram Fiscal Year 2010 and prioritize Fiscal Year 2011 Compact Impact Funds for the lease of a temporary school facility for JFK students.

Senator Pangelinan noted that the reason for the introduction was based on the fact that the Executive Branch did not include funding for the continued lease of facilities in Tiyan in next fiscal year's budget submission. The measure passed by majority vote.

Lawmakers meanwhile also passed the following bills and resolutions just before lunch: 

Bill No. 221-30 (LS) – An act to amend 4 GCA §4109(a) relative to eliminating annual leave for judges and justices.  

Bill No. 192-30 (COR) – An act to amend 12 GCA §1108, relative to the employment of an attorney for the Guam Airport Authority.

Bill No. 263-30 (COR) –  An act relative to adopting the Association of Government Accountants' "Citizen-Centric Report" Initiative.  

Bill No. 307-30 (COR) -  An Act To Designate Certain Positions At The Guam Housing And Urban Renewal Authority As "Emergency First Responders" Solely For The Purpose Of Responding To Emergency At Public Housing Units. Received:  

Bill No. 330-30 (COR) - An act to establish a Civilian Volunteer Police Reserve Program within the Guam Airport Authority Airport Police, by adding a new Section 1112.3 to Chapter 1, Title 12 Guam Code Annotated.  

Bill No. 332-30 (COR) - An Act Relative To Removing Certain Exemptions To Guam's Solid Waste Tipping And User Fees By Amending § 51118 Of Chapter 51, Title 10, Guam Code Annotated.  

Bill No. 18 (LS) - An act to add a new Article 3 to Chapter 9, Title 12, Guam Code Annotated, creating a Guam Visitors Bureau "Rainy Day Fund".

Resolution No. 299-30 (COR) Resolution to express the opinion of the Guam Legislature and the people of Guam as relates to the cargo handling requirements for the military build-up and its impacts on the Port Modernization Program and the resulting economic vitality of the Commercial Port of Guam.

Bill No. 318-30 (COR) - An act to add §849.3 to Title 1 Guam Code Annotated, relative to renaming the Merizo Community Center as the "Jose Manalisay Acfalle Building."  

Bill No. B244-30 (COR) – An act to reenact Section 66409(c) of Chapter 66 of Title 21, Guam Code Annotated, relative to restoring the "DPW Building and Design Fee Account" for the purpose of funding the operations of the Division of Engineering-Capital Improvement Project Building Permits and Inspection Section of the Department of Public Works; and making an appropriation for FY2010.  

Bill No. 288-30 (COR)  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. 315-30 (LS) - An act to add a new Subitem (3) to §26104(c) of Chapter 26, Title 16, Guam Code Annotated, relative to exempting taxi cabs from the requirement for a Child Restraint System, Booster Seat.

Bill No. 298-30 (COR) - An act to amend §7120.2, of Chapter 7, Title 16 of Guam Code Annotated relative to vehicle registration fees for veterans rated at a 100% permanent and total disability.  

Bill No. 319-30 (COR) -  An act to amend Section 30103 of Chapter 30, 22 Guam Code Annotated, to amend Section 104203 and Section 104208 and to repeal Section 104210 of Chapter 104, 21 Guam Code Annotated relative to real estate broker licensing requirements and other purposes.  

Bill No. 325-30 (COR) - An act to add a new §28817a and a new Subarticle b to Chapter 28, Part 5, Division 1 of Title 18 of the Guam Code Annotated and for other purposes.  

Bill No. 327-30 (COR) - An act to amend §§2301(e) and 2303(b), and to add a new §2303 (g) to Article 3, Chapter 2 of Title 11 Guam Code Annotated relative to pretroleum sale, accounting and inspection of petroleum products.  

Bill No. 208-30 (LS) – An act relative to clarifying the restrictions established on the recruitment or compensation of government of Guam personnel above Step 10 of the Compensation Schedule; through amending Section 6205.2 of Chapter 6, Title 4, Guam Code Annotated.  

Resolution No. 280-30 (COR) Relative to supporting the passage of H.R. 2254 and S.1939, "The Agent Orange Equity Act of 2009"; and requesting the assistance of Guam's Delegate to Congress in ensuring Guam's veterans excluded from coverage under the current statute due to their "Blue Water Navy" designation are included in the amendments proffered by legislation before the United States Congress.

Bill No. 295-30 (COR) - An act to add a new §43.80 to Chapter 43 of 9 GCA relative to the breaking of window glass to gain access to an automobile.

Bill No. 328-30 (COR) - An Act To Amend Section 4110 Of Chapter 4 Of Title 4 Of The Guam Code Annotated And To Add A New Section 4110.2 Of The Same, Relative To Sabbatical Leave At The University Of Guam.

Lawmakers also confirmed Mary Mafnas to serve as a member of the Guam Academy Charter Schools Council.

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