Eight new laws are now on the books.

Three of the bills signed by the governor provide increased protection against criminal offenders. Sen. Amanda Shelton sponsored two of them. One protects the elderly and disabled from financial exploitation, the other requires convicted sex offenders to be placed on the sex offender registry, even as they appeal their convictions.

A bill sponsored by Sen. Therese Terlaje ensures that pre-sentence reports and assessments are prepared by the Parole Board before offenders are released.

Also signed was Speaker Tina Muña Barnes Bill to update the rules and regs for on-premise digital signs in Tumon.

Sen. Telo Taitague's Bill creating a task force to recommend renovations at the hospital was allowed to lapse into law. The governor said the review of the Guam Memorial Hospital's structural viability is already underway by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.