Vaping in public spaces is now illegal with the signing of Bill 138 into law. The bill was introduced by Senator Amanda Shelton and amends the Natasha Protection Act of 2005.

The new law prohibits the use of electronic smoking devices wherever other tobacco products are already banned. As the original author of the Natasha Protection Act, Bill 138 is very near and dear to my heart,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “I want to thank Senator Shelton for expanding its definitions to include e-cigarettes. While e-cigarettes are often branded as a cessation aid, individual choices should not endanger those in public spaces or their children,” the governor added.

Also signed into law:

• Bill 187 authored by Senator Therese Terlaje, adopts rules and regulations for the Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners, implementing ethical standards and codes of conduct adopted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Association of State and Provincial Psychological Boards.
• Bill 80 authored by Senator Amanda Shelton, sets new renewable energy goals for the Guam Power Authority.
• Bill 152 authored by Speaker Tina Muña Barnes, establishes the Guam Film Office under PBS Guam.