Guam - Lawmakers hit the voting file this morning passing five measures. Four measures of the measures were authored by Speaker Judi Won Pat including Bill 63 would which would utilize additional $7 million in proceeds collected from the real property revaluation and committed to public education such as the renovation of Simon Sanchez High School and other Guam Department of Education facilities requiring new construction. Additional proceed would also go toward Rev & Tax's electronic services enhancement and maintenance of real property data and system. Bill 63 was passed with 11 yes votes, 3 excused absences and one no vote by Senator Tom Ada.
Bills 121, 122 and 122 were also passed mandating escheated funds to be dedicated to specific government needs instead of being transferred into the General Fund.
Senator Rory Respicio's Bill 155 also passed which would restore the historic "Guam Congress Building" in Hagatna. The measure specifically finalizes the requirements for the loan agreement with the Bank of Guam for the financing of the restoration. Bill 155 passed with 12 yes votes, two excused absences and one no vote by Senator Michael Limtiaco.
All five bills have since been transmitted to the Governor's Office.