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Candidates don't need FBI clearances...for now

by Nick Delgado

Guam - For now, an FBI clearance will not be required of political candidates on Guam.  The law to require the federal law enforcement clearance is in effect, but today objections arose at a legislation session over subjecting candidates to summit fingerprint in order to obtain a federal clearance.

Senator Adolpho Palacios (D) says some members were concerned about privacy issues and possible ramifications of submitting fingerprints.  Without fingerprints, the FBI cannot do the background search required by the law.  Today Palacios amended the bill to remove the requirement of a police clearance.

Palacios says he still feels an FBI clearance is necessary and although the Guam Legislature will delay the requirement for now, he will explore other methods to enforce the policy.

The current law, which requires a police clearance, a clearance from the Judiciary and signed affidavit stating the candidate has not been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor will remain.  Palacios says the amended legislation will be put to a vote on Monday on the bill.

If the governor signs it into law it could be as early as Tuesday, which political candidates could file an application to run office.

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