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New Public Laws

by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Governor Eddie Calvo signed more than 20 bills into law. The bills were passed during the Legislature's recent session.

 Here's a rundown of the bills that are now public law:

 

Bill No. 70-32 (COR) - V.A. Ada

An act to add a new Article 8 to Chapter 32 of Title 5, Guam Code Annotated, relative to Gift Cards and Gift Certificates.  

 

Bill No. 71-32 (COR) - V.A. Ada / B.J.F. Cruz

An act to repeal paragraph (34) of §26203(k) of Chapter 26 of Title 11, Guam Code Annotated, relative to business privilege tax exemptions.  

 

Bill No. 130-32 (COR) - T.C. Ada

An act to amend §1106(k) of Article 1, Chapter 1 of Title 22, Guam Code Annotated, relative to imposing licensing sanctions for employing aliens without lawful work status.  

 

Bill No. 146-32 (COR) - V.A. Ada / B.T. McCreadie / F.B. Aguon, Jr. / R.J. Respicio

An act to add new §§ 37.70, 37.71, 37.72 and 37.73 to Chapter 37 and to amend §7.86(b)(2)(A) of Chapter 7 of Title 9, Guam Code Annotated, relative to granting immunity from criminal prosecution or civil action to a person who uses force intended or likely to cause death or serious bodily injury on someone who unlawfully or forcibly enters a residence, vehicle or business; to be known as the "Castel Doctrine Act."  

 

Bill No. 169-32 (LS) - T.R. Muña Barnes

An act to rezone Lot No. 5168-4, located in the municipality of Tamuning, from One-Family Dwelling Zone (R1) to Light Industrial Zone (M1).  

 

Bill No. 179-32 (COR) - B.J.F. Cruz / T.R. Muña Barnes / J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D.

An act to amend Section 3 of Public Law 30-83, relative to the composition of the coordinating committee of the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts to be held on Guam in 2016.   

 

 

Bill No. 190-32 (COR) - B.J.F. Cruz / J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D. / A.A. Yamashita, Ph.D.

An act to add a new Chapter 28 to division 2 of Title 17, Guam Code Annotated, relative to the establishment of the Research Corporation, University of Guam (RCUOG).  

 

Bill No. 197-32 (COR) - J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D. / A.A. Yamashita, Ph.D. / T.R. Muña Barnes

An act to add a new § 3219.1 to Article 2, Chapter 3 of Title 17, Guam Code Annotated, relative to awarding honorary high school diplomas for certain senior citizens.

 

Bill No. 202-32 (COR) - V.A. Ada / C.M. Dueñas

An act to add new §§ 37.50 to 37.55 to Chapter 37 of Title 9, Guam Code Annotated, relative to carjacking.  

 

Bill No. 204-32 (COR) - M.T. Limtiaco / A.A. Yamashita, Ph.D. / T.A. Morrison / C.M. Dueñas / V.A. Ada / J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D. / B.T. McCreadie / M.F.Q. San Nicolas

An act to amend §§ 7105, 7106, 7107 and 7108 of Chapter 7, Chapter 17, Guam Code Annotated, relative to the authorization of commercial advertising leases; and to add a new Chapter 50A to Title 5, Guam Code Annotated, relative to authorizing the Department of Public Works to establish a commercial advertising space program on school buses, and to establish the DPW bus maintenance fund.  

 

Bill No. 214-32 (COR) - M.F.Q. San Nicolas / B.J.F. Cruz / F.B. Aguon, Jr. / J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D. / T.R. Muña Barnes

An act to amend § 20111 of Article 1, Chapter 20 of Title 5, Guam Code Annotated, relative to allowing employees of government of Guam agencies and instrumentalities to apply payroll deductions to registered non-profits.  

 

Bill No. 221-32 (COR) - D.G. Rodriguez, Jr. / T.R. Muña Barnes / B.T. McCreadie

An act to rezone Lot No. 1106-2NEW, located in the municipality of Mangilao, from One-Family Dwelling Zone (R1) to Commercial Zone (C), for the purpose of establishing a medical clinic and health care related commercial activity.  

 

Bill No. 225-32 (COR) - J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D. / T.R. Muña Barnes / A.A. Yamashita, Ph.D.

An act to add a new Chapter 58D to Title 5, Guam Code Annotated, relative to the renovation or construction of a new Simon Sanchez High School; and to amend and renumber § 22425(q) of Article 4, Chapter 22, Division 2, Title 5, Guam Code Annotated, relative to the appropriation of additional real property tax revenues from the revaluation of real property taxes; and to amend § 53101 of Title 17, Guam Code Annotated, relative to the early Childhood Program Fund

 

Bill No. 226-32 (COR) - J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D. / A.A. Yamashita, Ph.D. / T.R. Muña Barnes / B.T. McCreadie / D.G. Rodriguez, Jr. / T.A. Morrison / C.M. Dueñas / M.T. Limtiaco / F.B. Aguon, Jr. / R.J. Respicio

An act to add a new Chapter 58E to Title 5, Guam Code Annotated, relative to the finance, resign, renovation, rehabilitation, construction or maintenance of public schools.  

 

Bill No. 231-32 (COR) - T.R. Muña Barnes

An act to rezone Lot No. 22, Block No. 4, Tract No. 170, West Acres Subdivision, municipality of Dededo, from One-Family Dwelling Zone (R1) to Multiple Dwelling Zone (R2).  

 

Bill No. 232-32 (COR) - T.R. Muña Barnes

An act to rezone Lot No. 23, Block No. 4, Tract no. 170, West Acres Subdivision, Municipality of Dededo, from One-Family Dwelling Zone (R1) to Multiple Dwelling Zone (R2).  

 

SBill No. 236-32 (COR) - A.A. Yamashita, Ph.D. / T.C. Ada

An act to add a new §3102.5 to Article 1 of Chapter 3, Title 16, Guam Code Annotated, relative to authorizing the Department of Revenue and Taxation to outsource the road testing requirement for certain commercial motor vehicle driver's licenses. Passed: 2/1/14.

 

Bill No. 237-32 (COR) - J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D. / A.A. Yamashita, Ph.D. / T.C. Ada / B.J.F. Cruz / F.B. Aguon, Jr. An act to amend §§ 12107(c)(4), 12107(f) and 12107(g) of Chapter 12, Title 17, Guam Code Annotated, relative to the Guam Academy Charter School Act of 2009.

 

Bill No. 242-32 (COR) - B.T. McCreadie

An act to amend §28.65 of Article 2 of Chapter 28, Title 9, Guam Code Annotated, relative to the crime of indecent exposure.  

 

Bill No. 247-32 (COR) - F.B. Aguon, Jr.

An act to repeal and reenact § 819 of Chapter 8, Title 15, Guam Code Annotated, relative to expanding the Guam Slayer's Statute that would prohibit the inheritance by a person who murders someone from whom he or she stands to inherit.

 

Bill No. 228-32 (LS) - M.F.Q. San Nicolas

An act to amend Subsection (a) of §8121 of Article 1, Chapter 8 of Title 4, Guam Code Annotated, Relative to exempting beneficiaries of the defined benefit retirement plan from the suspension of their annuity payments for limited term appointments of retired school bus drivers or automotive mechanics.  

 

Bill No. 241-32 (COR) - R.J. Respicio / T.C. Ada / T.R. Muna Barnes

An act to amend § 13106, to add a new § 1307, and to renumber the existing §§ 13107 and 13108 of Chapter 13; to amend items (a) and (b), and to delete item (c) of § 40110 of Title 5 GCA, relative to a vacancy in a mayor's or vice mayor's office, and to provide that such vacancy or vacancies occur 240 days or more before the date of the next general election for mayors and vice mayors; and to amend Section 8 of Chapter VIII of Public Law 32-068, relative to lump sum payment reimbursement of the Mayors Council of Guam.  

 

Controversial Bill 268 still sits with the Governor. The legislation is the Legislature's plan for hay pay raises. Governor Calvo has called the bill an "abomination" and announced he plans to veto it.

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