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Guthertz introduces initiative reform measure

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - It was something requested by the Committee to Keep Guam Good and now Senator Judi Guthertz has introduced: Bill 532 known as the Initiative Reform and Transparency Act of 2012.  Guthertz says the measure, if passed, would ensure that voters "won't be left in the dark" about those who are backing future initiatives.

Bill 532 will require the Guam Election Commission to require full public disclosure from those who support or put forward an initiative in the future by requiring them to file financial disclosure reports with the GEC.  The measure would also require that proponents submit a full set of police and local and federal court clearances.  Senator Guthertz stated, "We're going to spare the voters in the future since i think many of those who want for profit gambling allowed don't want that fact publicized. They had better be ready for the transparency that we're going to bring to bear on their efforts." 

Just last week island voters opposed the for profit bingo initiative that had been introduced by Guam Japan Friendship Village.  The measure was shot down by more than 65% of those who voted in the general election.

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