Guam - It was earlier this month when Senator Michael San Nicolas introduced Bill 148 that would allow the government to absorb the merchant services costs in order to facilitate online transactions.
And while that measure has yet to have a public hearing, he's introduced a companion bill with the hope of increasing more online transactions.
"So this next bill that we're working on is going to require that all of our agencies throughout our government review all of their transactions that they charge to the community and determine or not those transactions can be placed online," he said.
The Companion Measure Bill 158 would mandate the directors of each agency to review all of their customer payment transactions and determine those that are plausible for online payment. Thereafter, the measure would require the Bureau of Information Technology to develop a plan and cost to implement online payment capability. No public hearing has been set on either measure.