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Lawmakers pass 21 bills in final session

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - Lawmakers said their last goodbyes during the final session for the 30th Guam Legislature. Senators worked late last night to pass 21 bills. Senators exhausted the voting file passing measures such as Bill 492, which would distribute additional COLA award payments for certificates of claim issued and authorize the sale of general obligation promissory notes for payments to COLA awardees.

Bill 482, which would establish an open process in healthcare insurance negotiations for GovGuam employees and retirees as well as Bill 149 (The Bottle Bill), which would establish a beverage container recycling deposit fund, were also passed.

Meantime, senators Judi Guthertz and Ben Pangelinan gave closing remarks about how the Senate removing Guam war claims from the National Defense Authorization Act is disheartening and shows a poor relationship between Guam and the U.S. Government. 

Senators Eddie Calvo and Ray Tenorio also said their goodbyes and stated that they look forward to working with the 31st Guam Legislature from Adelup.

 



BILLS PASSED:
Bill No. 380-30 (LS) - Telo Taitague / V.A. Ada / E.J.B. Calvo / Ray
Tenorio / F.F. Blas, Jr. / F.B. Aguon, Jr.
An act to amend §10306 of Chapter 10 of 5GCA relative to posting forms
and applications of government of Guam agencies on the internet.

Bill No. 381-30 (LS) - Telo Taitague / V.A. Ada / E.J.B. Calvo / Ray
Tenorio / F.F. Blas, Jr. / F.B. Aguon, Jr.
An act to add a new Article 4 to Chapter 3 of 22 GCA relative to
employment leave for victims of violence.

Bill No. 428-30 (COR) - A.B. Palacios, Sr. / F.B. Aguon, Jr.
An act to repeal and reenact Chapter 89 of Title 9 of the Guam Code
Annotated, relative to the Guam Sex Offender Registry.

Bill No. 445-30 (LS) - Telo Taitague
An acy yo add a new §4120 to Chapter 4 of 5GCA relative to requiring
government agencies to post their budgets on their websites.

Bill No. 477-30 (COR) - R.J. Respicio / J.P. Guthertz, DPA / J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
An act to provide annual mammograms for women aged 40 and older who
are clients of the medically indigent program, when medically
necessary and as otherwise stipulated, by amending Title 10 GCA,
Division 1, Chapter 2, §2907.2. (a).

Bill No. 482-30 (COR) - J.P. Guthertz, DPA
An Act to add sub item (1)(aa)(2)(3) amend sub Section 43029(C) of
Article 3, Chapter 4, of title 4 Guam Code Annotated to establish an
open process in HEALTHCARE INSURANCE negotiations for employees and
retirees of the government of Guam and to add items (a)(b) and Amend
Sub Section 15102 of Article 1, Chapter 15, Title 22 GCA. This Act
shall be known as the 'HealthCare Insurance Transparency Act of 2010.'

Bill No. 471-30 (COR) - A.B. Palacios, Sr. / T.R. Muna-Barnes
An act to rezone lot no. 5, block no. 3, tract 172 Agricututral
subdivision of lot no. 10065 Mogfog, Dededo to Commercial zone "C",
for the purpose of constructing a multi-purpose community center for
public usage.

Bill No. 491-30 (COR) - v.c. pangelinan
An act to amend §26201 and §26202(e) of Chapter 26 Title 11 of the
Guam Code Annotated, relative to the Business Privilege Tax on
contractors.

Bill No. 492-30 (COR) - v.c. pangelinan
An act to distribute additional COLA award payments for Certificates
of Claim issued and to authorize the sale of General Obligation
Promissory Notes for payments to "COLA" awardees in reference to
Superior Court case no. SP0206-93.

Bill No. 493-30 (LS) - T.R. Muna-Barnes
An act to zone the previously unzoned lot no. 165-R4 in the
municipality of Piti to Light Industrial (M-1) Zone.

Bill No. 494-30 (LS) - T.R. Muna-Barnes
An act to zone Apra Harbor Reservation lot F-12-1 and F-12-R1, in the
municipality of Piti, to Ligh Industrial ("M-1") Zone.

Bill No. 499-30 (COR) - v.c. pangelinan
An act to rezone Lot No. 14, Block 6, in the municipality of Santa
Rita from Single-Family Dwelling (R-1) to Multiple-Family Dwelling
(R-2) Zone.

Bill No. 481-30 (COR) - E.J.B. Calvo / V.A. Ada / T.R. Muna-Barnes
An act to exchange undevelopable lots within the Pigua subdivision
"Land for the Landless Project" designated in Public Law 25-181 with
other lots in Dededo.

Bill No. 486-30 (COR) - J.P. Guthertz, DPA
An act to repeal and reenact sub section 3401(D) and to repeal and
reenact sub item (A)(1)(2)(3)(C)(D)(E) and ad sub items (B)(1)(2) and
(M) to sub section 3401.1. of Article 4, Chapter 3, Title 16, Guam
Code Annotated relative to accessible parking in Guam.

Bill No. 485-30 (COR) - B.J.F. Cruz / F.B. Aguon, Jr. / J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
An act to repeal and reenact Section 1514 of Title 5, Guam Code
Annotated, to authorize the issuance of government of Guam Limited
Obligation Bonds for the purpose of acquiring, constructing and
equipping an educational cultural facility, a community cultural
center and certain other projects that benefit Guam's tourism industry
and for the purpose of refunding government of Guam Limited Obligation
Infrastructure Improvement Bonds, 1997 Series A, and to approve the
terms and conditions of such bond issue.

Bill No. 498-30 (COR) - A.B. Palacios, Sr.
An act to amend subsection (c) of §8206 of Chapter 8 of Title 4, Guam
Code Annotated, relative to participation in government of Guam
Defined Contribution Retirement System.

Bill No. 149 (COR) – T.R. Muna-Barnes / F.B. Aguon, Jr.
An act to add a new Chapter 44 to Title 10 Guam Code Annotated
relative to the "Guam Beverage Container Recycling Deposit Act" and to
establish a Beverage Container Recycling Deposit Fund separate and
apart from all other funds within the Government of Guam, and to
require the confirmation of the voluntary cooperation of military
commands with the Guam Beverage Container Recycling Program prior to
assessment and collection of any beverage container deposit fees; to
add new §76220 to Chapter 76 Article 2 of Title 11 Guam Code
Annotated, relative to endorsement of beverage container recycling
redemption centers; and to state the effective dates of certain
Subsections of Section 2 of this Act.

Bill No. 462-30 (LS) - T.R. Muna-Barnes / J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
An act to add new Sections 9 and 10 to Chapter VIII of Public Law
30-196 relative to providing to the Mayors Council of Guam a
continuing appropriation and an authorization for payments of prior
year obligations.

Bill 503 - An act to add a new section to PL 30-200 relative to expanding the borrowing ability of the Guam memorial hospital by including the authorization to also enter into revolving loan funds and direct loan.

 

Bill 478 - An act to facilitate the expeditious issuance of general operators drivers licenses, through the provision of off duty road examinations for license endorsements "A" class licenses, by amendingsubsection (uu) of 1102 of chapter 1, title 16 GCA.

 Bill 462- An act to add new section 9 and 10 to chapter VIII of PL 30-196 relative to providing to the mayors council of Guam a continuing appropriation and an authorization for payments of prior year obligations.
*Resolution 497- Relative to negating default approval of any administrative rules, regulations or plans submitted to I Liheslaturan between September 1, 2010 and January 3, 2011.An emergency bill that changes the language in the recently approved bill indicating "full faith in credit of GovGuam" and allowing the Guam Memorial Hospital to take out a loan.

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