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Mandatory school age raised to 18; 6 other bills signed into law

Posted: Jun 06, 2018 12:53 PM Updated:

Acting Governor Ray Tenorio signs seven bills into law. 159 by Joe San Agustin raises the mandatory school age from 16 to 18.

160, also by San Agustin, converts the school year from 180 instruction days to 900 instruction hours for elementary schools, and 1,260 hours for middle and high schools.

169 by Tom Ada provides property tax exemptions for 100-percent disabled veterans and Gold star spouses and parents.

215, also by Ada, creates a Guam Ancestral Lands Commission survey, infrastructure, and development fund.

203 by Therese Terlaje creates a DUI Treatment Court.

227 by Louise Muna requires health insurers to cover breast cancer screening starting in January.

And Bill 268 by Regine Biscoe Lee bans single-use carry out plastic bags.

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