Guam - Lawmakers recovened session today continuing the discussion on the over three dozen bills before them including the continuation of Senator Tony Ada's Bill 146 relative to the Castle Doctrine.
Ada set the bill aside yesterday to take into account some of the concerns and suggestions over language in the bill raised by other senators. Today over a handful of amendments were made including changing habitual property to business and adding house boats to where Castle Doctrine would apply.
"What this bill does is that if you do decide to use force, you won't be prosecuted by your attacker or their families, this bill helps protect you, it helps protect your family," he said.
Bill 146 was kept in the Second Reading File to get the Legislature's attorneys to review it.
Lawmakers meanwhile confirmed nine appointments for various boards whereas local businessman Ed Ilao failed to garner enough votes to be confirmed as a port board member with a vote of five yes, 9 no and one excused. Senators Dennis Rodriguez Jr., Chris Duenas, Brant McCreadie, Aline Yamashita and Tommy Morrison voted in favor of Ilao whereas Senator Tina Muna Barnes excused herself from voting due a potential conflict of interest with the nominee.