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San Nicolas Introduces Bill to Repeal PL32-060

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Not even a full a day after it lapsed into law, and legislation has been introduced to repeal it. Senator Michael San Nicolas has introduced Bill 149 which would repeal Public Law 32-060, formerly Bill No. 19-32 (COR).  "Repealing P.L. 32-060 will ensure that the activities of our manåmko', veterans, cockfighters, sports teams, non-profit organizations, and Mayors will continue, and it will also put the matter of gaming machines directly in the hands of the Attorney General to resolve in the courts," said Senator San Nicolas.

 

            Bill 19 would tax gaming activities and direct the revenue to upgrade sports facilities and fund an urgent care facility for the Guam Memorial Hospital. All 15 senators voted to pass the legislation. Sen. San Nicolas was also the lawmaker who introduced an amendment to another amendment to ban all forms of gambling in Guam after all of the Guam Memorial's bills were paid. This included bingo and cockfighting. The amendment had no force or effect because a supporting document or "Exhibit A" was not included in the final version of the bill.

 Senator San Nicolas concluded "Our people have taught us all a valuable lesson: that responsible leaders must always be willing to respond to the people with clear action, even if it means correcting our mistakes."

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