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Senators discuss 14 bills in session

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by Lannie Walker

Guam - The 30th Guam Legislature entered into session this afternoon. 14 bills were on the agenda for consideration, with island senators heard testimony on four of those bills.

Senator Tom Ada spoke of the merits of Bill 442, which would allow the Port Authority to extend the terms of a lease to the Cementon Micronesia company. Senator Judi Guthertz appealed to lawmakers to back Bill 461, which aims to fund the construction of multipurpose centers, which would also serve as emergency typhoon centers for every village on Guam.

Senators also heard testimony Bill 450, introduced by Senator Ben Pangelinan. It would restructure investment vehicles available to the retirement program; and Bill 463 is relative to disbursing child support payment electronically.

Testimony on Bill 54 - introduced over a year and a half ago - would additionally require information consent and a 24-hour waiting periods prior to receiving an abortion is also expected to be heard tomorrow when session resumes at 9am.

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