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Governor signed election bill into law

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Governor Felix Camacho signed several bills into law last Friday, including a measure that removes the requirement of an FBI clearance in order to run for public office.  Senator Adolpho Palacios introduced Bill 384 after problems arose with the Guam Police Department's inability to produce FBI clearances for potential candidates.

In order for such federal clearance to be obtained individuals had to submit to a fingerprint. As a result of privacy issues the provision was removed and things have returned to status quo.

Potential candidates must now only submit a police clearance and an affidavit from the court system. This clears the way for applications from potential candidates to be certified.

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