Guam - Senator Tina Muna Barnes has introduced legislation aimed at providing greater enforcement and bringing more awareness of the handbilling law. Bill 117 would expand the duties of the Guam Police Department's Community Assisted Police Effort (CAPE) volunteers to aid in the handbilling law in Tumon.
"To date we know there is a critical shortage of uniformed officers not only in Tumon but all over the island but allowing the CAPE officers to enforce this law, it provides for added presence in our tourist district and it also frees up the uniform officers and personnel to focus on more serious criminal activity," she said.
She adds the bill was proposed by the Guam Visitors Bureau's Destination Management Committee. The fines collected from handbilling violations will be put into a fund and used exclusively for the support of enforcement, maintenance and education efforts relative to the handbilling act.