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Bill signed into law governing renovation of maternity ward

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 by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Governor Eddie Calvo put pen to paper this morning signing several bills into law. Several expectant mothers and doctors joined the governor and lawmakers in signing Bill 393 which expands the borrowing authority of the Guam Memorial Hospital for the renovation of the Labor and Delivery Ward.

OBGYN Dr. Thomas Shieh has been one of the measures most vocal supporters and said, "Today we're here after the legislature unanimously passed this bi-partisan Bill 393 and I'm happy our governor is signing this bill into law today is the brighter future for our moms and a very bright future for future generations of babies to come."

Bill 388 was also signed into law authorizing the issuance of tax credits for contributors to the renovation and expansion of the Tiyan Gymnasium. Guam Basketball Confederation president Tony Thompson says it's not only a victory for the village of Barrigada but the entire island. He noted, "We too as Guam Basketball are happy to have a place we can call our home and base ourselves out of to provide programs, to provide games, a lot of activities throughout the entire day for the entire community so we are happy and thank you very much, we appreciate it."

Other bills signed include Bill 213 exchanging government property to be used for the Guam Flood Mitigation Plan and Bill 352 establishing the alternative compensation level for chiefs in the Guam Police and Fire departments.
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