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Bill 34 has public hearing Wednesday

by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - It's a bill intended to establish and maintain a Guam Veterans Registry, but it won't be receiving full support from Veterans Affairs Office director John Unpingco at tomorrow's public hearing.

Unpingco tells KUAM that although Bill134 introduced by Senator Frank Aguon Jr. has good intentions, with no funding to back it, it will become another unfunded mandate. "For the Registry we need at least two people full time to man the registry and to update our records and then they'll need the equipment, the computer. Then for the Veterans Village we'll need some maintenance people for that which has not been budgeted at all," he said.

The public hearing is slated for 5:30pm in the Legislature's Public Hearing Room.

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