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Lawmakers vote on bills

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Members of the 30th Guam Legislature today voted on more than a dozen pieces of legislation that will now head to Adelup for the Governor's review and approval.  Senators passed the following bills:

  • Bill 364 - requires event admissions for the Guam Raceway Park
  • Bill 431 - requires insurance companies to disclose utilization rates when they negotiate for government health insurance rates for employees and retirees
  • Bill 438 - relative to Section 30 funds
  • Bill 442 - extends the lease for Cementon Micronesia to 30 years
  • Bill 450 - relative to investments in bonds; Bill 461 that would create multi-purpose centers in every village
  • Bill 463 - allows child support payments to be made electronically
  • Bill 466 - does away with the unclassified deputy police chief position and requires that an individual appointed to the chief of police not be allowed to sit in that position until confirmed by the Legislature
  • Bill 467 - restores public safety officers' work hours and compensation
  • Bill 473 - reprograms money to refurbish and repair school buses and repair patrol vehicles
  • Bill 474 - re-appropriates more than $1 million to repair village streets that have been impacted by the ongoing road construction projects
  • Bill 479 - expands the Guam Memorial Hospital's revolving fund loan ability
  • Bill 453 that approves a zoning map for the Dos Amantes planning area
  • Bill 372 requiring reporting of child abuse and neglect by clerical personnel of churches or other religious organizations.
  • Bills 401, 402, 403 - relating to the transfer of property under the jurisdiction of the Port Authority to the jurisdiction of the Guam Ancestral Lands Commission
  • Bill 459 - regarding the use of proceeds of the sale of bonds
  • Bill 446 - constructs a student services center at the University of Guam, an annex, and an extension of the GCC Crime Lab
  • Bill 54 (The Women's Reproductive Health Act) - requires a 24-hour informed consent period before a woman gets an abortion

Lawmakers also voted on the Governor's veto of Bill 271, which that would give the Attorney General's Office the authority to provide legal services to the Guam Police Department, instead of the department having their own attorney. Senators voted to override the governor's veto of the measure. 

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