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Public Health chief supports Bill 49

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Public Health Acting Director Art San Agustin was the only one who appeared before lawmakers this morning to testify on Bill 49. The legislation would expand the Guam Contractors License Board's authority to revoke, suspend and renew a contractor's license subject to the contractor's financial standing with government agencies that provide healthcare services to a contractor's non-immigrant temporary workers.

San Agustin testified in support of the legislation, saying Public Health sees it as a policy call that is needed and a measure that is a safety net even though contractors are required to have health insurance. San Agustin added that the fact that the board is given the authority to suspend and revoke is the in the right direction.

Senators meanwhile are also hearing testimony on behalf of the governor's nominees to the Guam Environmental Protection Agency's board of directors. Appointed by governor Eddie Calvo are Jerome Rocco, Ann Marie Roth, Erning Victor Zhou, William Nault and Terrance Brooks.

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