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Legislature votes on vetoed bills

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Lawmakers spent the day in session today and immediately addressed four bills that were recently vetoed by the governor. Bill 117, which would establish program procurement guidelines and procedures relative to the contractual requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, failed to receive an override with 8 votes favoring it, with 6 against.

Bill 372, relative to the reporting of suspected child abuse or neglect by clerical personnel of churches or other religious organizations was overridden; as was Bill 438, which deals with Section 30 funds. Lawmakers also voted in favor of overriding the governor's veto of Bill 466, which does away with the deputy chief of police position and requires an individual appointed as chief of police to first be confirmed by the Legislature before sitting in that position.

Session continues this afternoon.

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