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16 bills signed into law by Cruz

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by Lannie Walker

Guam - Before leaving the island on Sunday, Governor Felix Camacho, according to his staff, signed a bill authored by Senator Adopho Palacios removing a restriction for political candidates to obtain an FBI clearance before running for office. This afternoon Acting Governor Mike Cruz signed 16 more proposed measures into law.

The bills signed by Cruz are as follows:

Bill No. 103-30,  now P.L. 30-135: AN ACT TO AMEND §§51202(a) AND 51207 OF ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 51 OF TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; AND TO AMEND §3401.1(h)(4) OF TITLE 16 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO DOUBLING THE PENALTIES FOR LITTERING FOR VIOLATORS THAT DISCARD CIGARETTES FROM VEHICLES WHEN THE FIRE DANGER RATING IS HIGH.

Bill No. 162-30, now P.L. 30-136: AN ACT TO ADD ANEW ARTICLE 2 TO CHAPTER 20 OF TITLE 8, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE CREATION OF AN ONLINE WARRANT REPOSITORY/REGISTRY.

Bill No. 187-30, now P.L. 30-137: AN ACT TO ZONE THE PREVIOUSLY UNZONED LOT NUMBER 2436-7, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF MANGILAO, TO (C) ZONE.

Bill No. 272-30, now P.L. 30-138: AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §6233 TO ARTICLE 2 OF CHAPTER 6, TITLE 4, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES; AND TO BE KNOWN AS THE ‘ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH MODERNIZATION AND REVITALIZATION ACT OF 2010'.

Bill No. 305-30, now P.L. 30-139: 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.

Bill No. 316-30, now P.L. 30-140: AN ACT TO ADD NEW DEFINITIONS (ss), (tt), AND (uu) TO §1102 OF CHAPTER 1, TITLE 16; TO ADD NEW §§3102.2, 3102.3 AND 3102.4 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 16; AND TO ADD A NEW §6233 TO ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 6, TITLE 4, ALL OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING CHARGES AND COMPENSATION FOR DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND TAXATION EXAMINERS WHO PERFORM OFF-DUTY EXAMINATIONS.

Bill No. 320-30, now P.L. 30-141: AN ACT TO AMEND §§8502(c) (2) AND (3) OF ARTICLE 5, AND 8312 OF ARTICLE 3 OF CHAPTER 8, TITLE 12, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO NET METERING.

Bill No. 349-30, now P.L. 30-142: AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §80105 (c) TO CHAPTER 80 OF TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE TRANSFER OF PROPERTY UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE PORT AUTHORITY OF GUAM TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE GUAM ANCESTRAL LANDS COMMISSION.

Bill No. 350-30, now P.L. 30-143: AN ACT TO REPEAL §30106(c) OF CHAPTER 30, TITLE 11 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO EXEMPTIONS FROM THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX.

Bill No. 360-30, now P.L. 30-144: AN ACT TO ADD A NEW SUBSECTION (e) TO §7160, AND A NEW SUBSECTION (f) TO §7161 OF CHAPTER 7, TITLE 16, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; TO ADD A NEW SUBSECTION (d) TO §51506, CHAPTER 51, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; AND TO AMEND §7120.2(e) OF CHAPTER 7, TITLE 16, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, AS AMENDED BY PUBLIC LAW 30-115, RELATIVE TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSE PLATE FEES FOR VETERANS RATED AT A 100% DISABILITY OR INDIVIDUAL UNEMPLOYABILITY.

Bill No. 365-30, now P.L. 30-145: 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. 366-30, now P.L. 30-146: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 29 OF PUBLIC LAW 30-101, RELATIVE TO INCLUDING A WAIVER OF IMMUNITY FOR THE THIRTY MILLION DOLLAR ($30,000,000) SHORT TERM NOTE TO BE ISSUED BY THE GUAM WATERWORKS AUTHORITY (GWA).

Bill No. 368-30, now P.L. 30-147: AN ACT RELATIVE TO APPROVING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE ISSUANCE BY GUAM POWER AUTHORITY (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.

Bill No. 370-30, now P.L. 30-148: AN ACT TO AMEND §601112 OF ARTICLE 1, DIVISION 2 OF CHAPTER 60, TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE LAND FOR THE LANDLESS PROGRAM.

Bill No. 371-30, now P.L. 30-149: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 11 OF PUBLIC LAW 30-101, RELATIVE TO THE APPROPRIATION OT THE GUAM VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE.

Bill No. 382-30, now P.L. 30-150: AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §80105 (d) TO CHAPTER 80 OF TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE TRANSFER OF PROPERTY UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE PORT AUTHORITY OF GUAM TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE GUAM ANCESTRAL LANDS COMMISSION. 

Governor Camacho also vetoed two measures: Bill 304, relative to classifying revenue and tax workers as law enforcement so they would be able to benefit from a 10% pay raise; and Bill 359, which would have required the Legislature's approval for any Guam antiquities to be sent off-island.

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