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
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.