Bill opening public assistance to drug felons among acts on May Session Agenda

The Guam Legislature logo on display in the Guam Congress Building in Hagatna. Photo by PNC's Isaiah Aguon

The 37th Guam Legislature’s Committee on Rules met on May 12 at the Guam Congress Building in Hagatna, where the body adopted an Agenda for the upcoming May 2023 Session.

Among the bills on the session agenda are:

  • Bill 20-37, introduced by Democrat Sen. William Parkinson, if enacted, will restore access to federal public assistance for eligible individuals with felony drug convictions;
  • Bill 42-37, introduced by Democrat Sen. Chris Barnett, if enacted, will require installations of automated external defibrillators on all Guam Department of Education schools; 
  • Bill 101-37, which was introduced by Democrat Sen. Sabina Perez. If enacted, adopting the updated emission standards for sulfur oxides from fuel combustion to ensure the island of Guam meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Sulfur dioxide by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency.

Lawmakers will debate and eventually vote on the mentioned bills among other pieces of legislation at the May 2023 Session. 


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