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Senators pass 13 bills, 2 resolutions

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The Guam Legislature voted on fifteen measures before the lawmaking body.  Senators B.J. Cruz and Ray Tenorio were excused from voting, since they are both off-island.  Lawmakers have gone back to debating Resolution No. 340, which focuses on the Legislature's Committee on Ethics and Standards.  Senators are expected to continue voting soon. 

Two resolutions and thirteen bills were passed:

Resolution No.160-30 (COR) - F.F. Blas, Jr. / T.R. Muna-Barnes / J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D. – (13-0)
Relative to demanding the United States Congress to acknowledge the sacrifices of the people of Guam and to grant Guam full voting rights in the United States House of Representatives for all matters relating to and affecting Guam and the military buildup on Guam and for hearings to be conducted on Guam on legislation that relate to and affect Guam and the military buildup on Guam.

SBill No. 272-30 (LS) - F.B. Aguon, Jr. – (13-0)
An act relative to the division of Environmental Health of the Public Health & Social Services; to amend §6229 of, and add a new §6233 - §6233.12 and §6234 to, Article 2, Chapter 6 of Title 4 Guam Code Annotated; to amend §20121 of, and add a new §20122 and §20123 to, Chapter 20 of Title 10 Guam Code Annotated; and to amend §7119 of Chapter 7 of Title 22 Guam Code Annotated.

Bill No. 350-30 (COR) - v.c. pangelinan / B.J.F. Cruz – (13-0)
An Act to Repeal Section 30106 (c) Of Chapter 30, Title 11 of the Guam Code Annotated relative to exemptions from hotel occupancy tax.

Resolution No. 356-30 (LS) - R.J. Respicio / J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D / J.P. Guthertz, DPA – (13-0)
Relative to expressing support of I Mina'Trenta Na Lihaslaturan Guahan (the 30th Guam Legislature) for the joint application of Continental Airlines and Continental Micronesia to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), relative to their February 16, 2010 request to provide nonstop service from their airline hub in New York/Newark to Japan's Haneda airport, which is the closest international airfield to Tokyo's business district.

Bill No. 360-30 (COR) - T.C. Ada / R.J. Respicio – (13-0)
An act to add a new Subsection to §7160 and §7161 of Chapter 7, Title 16GCA, and to §51506, Chapter 51, Title 10 GCA and to amend §7120.2(e) Of Chapter 7, Title 16 GCA as amended by P. L. 30-115 relative to the motor vehicle registration and license plate fees for veterans rated at a 100% disability or individual unemployability.

Bill No. 320-30 (COR) - v.c. pangelinan – (13-0)
An act to amend §8501, §8502(2)(c) and §8312 of Chapter 8, 12 Guam Code Annotated relative to net metering.

Bill No. 370-30 (COR) - v.c. pangelinan / J.P. Guthertz, DPA – (13-0)
An act to amend §60112 Article 1, Division 2 of Chapter 60, 21 Guam Code Annotated relative to the Land for the Landless Program.

Bill No. 371-30 (COR) - v.c. pangelinan – (13-0)
An act to amend Section 11 of Public Law 30-101 relative to the appropriation to the Guam Veterans Affairs Office.

SBill No. 366-30 (COR) - T.C. Ada – (13-0)
An act to amend Section 29 of Public Law 30-101 relative to including a waiver of immunity for bonds issued by the Guam Waterworks Authority.

SBill No. 365-30 (COR) - T.C. Ada – (13-0)
An act to amend Section 4 of Public Law 28-71 relative to approving the terms and conditions of the issuance of Guam Waterworks Authority Revenue Bonds.

Bill No. 368-30 (COR) - F.B. Aguon, Jr. / T.C. Ada / A.B. Palacios, Sr. – (13-0)
An act relative to approving the terms and conditions of the issuance by GPA of revenue bonds to finance the local matching portion of the costs of the Smart Grid Project;  to fund certain other generation, transmission and distribution projects;  to fund the costs of an administration building;  to refund specific outstanding GPA bonds;  and to approve the terms and conditions of the issuance by Guam Power Authority of subordinate revenue bonds to fund certain reserves and refund its outstanding obligations relating to its commercial paper program.

SBill No. 349-30 (COR) - T.R. Muna-Barnes – (13-0)
An act to add a new §80105 (c) the Chapter 80 of Title 21, Guam Code Annotated, relative to the transfer of properties under the jurisdiction of the Port Authority of Guam to the jurisdiction of the Guam Ancestral Lands Commission.

SBill No. 304-30 (COR) - A.B. Palacios, Sr. (9-4; Espaldon, Pangelinan, Won Pat voted no; Blas passed three times)
An act to include the Criminal Investigation Supervisor, Tax Investigators, and Assistant Tax Investigators of the Department of Revenue and Taxation in the compensation of Public Safety and Law Enforcement Officers by amending Sections 3 and 4 of Public Law 29-105; and to make appropriations to fund said compensation.

Bill No. 187-30 (COR) – J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D. / T.R. Muna-Barnes – (12-1; T.C. Ada passed three times)
An act to zone the previously unzoned lot number 2436-7 in the Municipality of Mangilao to C Zone.

SBill No. 305-30 (COR) - B.J.F. Cruz – (Unanimously Passed)
An Act to add a new Chapter 85A to Title 5, Guam Code Annotated, Relative to creating the Guam Masters Award to Recognize Master Practitioners of Guam's Traditional and Folk Arts.

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