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Bill 413 in voting file for override

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Before lawmakers went into discussing more than a handful of measures during this morning's legislative session, Majority Leader Rory Respicio first appealed to his colleagues for their support in overriding the governor's veto of Bill 413, otherwise known as the Election Reform Bill. Respicio hopes the override will help reform the manner in which elections are conducted locally.

"I know this is an extremely difficult decision to make, regardless what side of the issue you're on and I know it's an extremely difficult decision to make," he explained. "And I'm hoping that our colleagues take control of this issue again and take control of the public dialogue and says it's a matter of policy and not personality as to why we want to move to override it."

Meanwhile a total of nine bills were discussed on session floor today, including Bill 466 relative to requiring mandatory skills assessment testing as a requirement for GovGuam employment, and Bill 480 relative to vehicle safety inspections. Session will continue tomorrow at 9am.

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