Bill review: opening day of Nov. session

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Guam – The following is a comprehensive update on the opening day of November legislative session at the Guam Congress Building in Hagåtña. This update was provided by the 34th Guam Legislature’s Committee on Rules.

COMMITTEE ON RULES / ISSUES SESSION UPDATE

I Mina’trentai Kuåttro Na Liheslaturan Guåhan

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Hagåtña, Guam)— Senator Régine Biscoe Lee, Chairperson of the Committee on Rules, reports that during today’s Session, Senators of the 34th Guam Legislature discussed on the items listed below. Session will resume tomorrow morning, Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

SECOND READING FILE:

Override on Vetoed Bill No. 28-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture and Procurement Reform. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AMEND §§ 5425, 5426, 5427, 5450, 5452, 5480, 5481, AND 5485(a) AND (b) OF ARTICLE 9; AND AMEND §§ 5703, 5705, 5706(b), 5707(a) AND 5708, AND ADD A NEW § 5710 TO ARTICLE 12, ALL OF CHAPTER 5, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO LEGAL AND CONTRACTUAL REMEDIES IN GUAM PROCUREMENT LAW. *Moved to the Voting File. – 11/28/18.

1. Bill No. 42-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture and Procurement Reform. – Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr., Joe S. San Agustin
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 53 TO DIVISION 2, TITLE 11, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, AND A NEW §23111(p) TO TITLE 7, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE GUAM ABLE SAVINGS PROGRAM, PROVIDING TAX EXEMPT BANK ACCOUNTS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND EXEMPTING
THEM FROM EXECUTION. *Moved to the Third Reading File. – 11/28/18

2. Bill No. 144-34 (COR) As amended and further amended by the Committee on Housing, Utilities, Public Safety, and Homeland Security – Telena Cruz Nelson
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 48 TO DIVISION 1 OF TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE GUAM LANDLORD AND TENANT RENTAL ACT OF 2017. *Moved to the Third Reading File. – 11/28/18

3. Bill No. 211-34 (COR) – Fernando B. Esteves
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW ARTICLE 15 TO CHAPTER 5, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO PRIORITIZING THE PROCUREMENT OF CERTAIN SUPPLIES OR SERVICES. *Passed on file – 11/28/18

4. Bill No. 236-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement Reform. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 76A TO DIVISION 3 OF TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ABOVE GROUND STORAGE OF REGULATED SUBSTANCES. *Moved to the Third Reading File. – 11/28/18

5. Bill No. 238-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Culture and Justice. – Louise B. Muña AN ACT TO AMEND §161.55 OF CHAPTER 161, TITLE 8, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO THE DEFINITION OF VIOLENT CRIMES AS IT RELATES TO CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION. *Moved to the Third Reading File. – 11/28/18

6. Bill No. 267-34 (COR) As substituted by the Committee on Appropriations and Adjudication. – Mary Camacho Torres
AN ACT TO AMEND §§ 4406 and 4406.2 OF ARTICLE 4, CHAPTER 4, TITLE 4, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ENHANCING PROCEDURAL PROTECTIONS WITHIN THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION IN FAVOR OF INCREASING TIMELINESS, EFFICIENCY, AND DUE PROCESS FOR CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF THE
GOVERNMENT OF GUAM. *Moved to the Third Reading File. – 11/28/18

7. Bill No. 274-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Education, Finance and Taxation. – Fernando Barcinas Esteves
AN ACT TO AMEND § 3602(b)(1) AND ADD A NEW § 26203(k)(37) TO ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 26, TITLE 11, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO EXCLUDING OVIS FEES FROM BEING CONSIDERED AS A COMPONENT OF GROSS INCOME. *Moved to the Third Reading File. – 11/28/18

8. Bill No. 342-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement Reform. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CHAMORRO LAND TRUST COMMISSION TO LEASE LOT 7161-R1, YIGO, GUAM FOR A PERIOD OF UP TO FIFTY (50) YEARS, AND TO GIVE THE RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL TO THE CURRENT LICENSEE, THE GUAM RACING FEDERATION (GRF), TO CONTINUE THE GUAM RACEWAY PARK, AND TO
REQUIRE THE LEASE TO BE APPROVED BY THE LEGISLATURE.” *Moved to the Third Reading File – 11/28/189. Bill No. 344-34 (COR) – Therese M. Terlaje
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 51 TO TITLE 15 OF GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO EXPEDITING DISTRIBUTION OF GUAM WORLD WAR II CLAIMS TO AWARDEES WHO DIE BEFORE RECEIVING THE AWARD.
*Moved to the Third Reading File. – 11/28/18

10. Bill No. 347-34 (COR) – Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.
AN ACT TO DESIGNATE ROUTE 7 (HALSEY DRIVE AND SPRUANCE DRIVE) AS “KOREAN WAR VETERANS DRIVE” BY ADDING A NEW §849.13 TO CHAPTER 8, TITLE 1, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, TO PAY SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO ALL VETERANS WHO SERVED IN THE KOREAN WAR FOR THE PROTECTION AND FREEDOM OF
LIBERTY.

11. Bill No. 354-34 (LS) – Thomas C. Ada, Régine Biscoe Lee
AN ACT TO TRANSFER SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM THE ANNUAL COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION THE GUAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY RECEIVES FROM THE GUAM HEALTHCARE DEVELOPMENT, INC., DBA GUAM REGIONAL MEDICAL CITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION FOR DEPOSIT INTO THE HEALTHY FUTURES FUND AND TO APPROPRIATE SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($700,000) TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES AS THE LOCAL MATCHING REQUIREMENT FOR THE MEDICAID PROGRAM.

12. Bill No. 365-34 (COR) – Telena Cruz Nelson
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW § 3116 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 27, GUAM ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND REGULATIONS, RELATIVE TO THE ADOPTION OF THE PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING (POST) COMMISSION’S PHYSICAL FITNESS QUALIFICATIONS TEST (PFQT) STANDARDS.

13. Bill No. 366-34 (COR) – Thomas C. Ada, Régine Biscoe Lee
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE THREE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($3,500,000) FROM THE HEALTHY FUTURES FUND BALANCE AS OF THE END OF FISCAL YEAR 2018 TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES AS THE LOCAL MATCHING REQUIREMENT FOR THE MEDICAID PROGRAM IN FISCAL YEAR 2019.

14. Bill No. 310-34 (LS) – Régine Biscoe Lee, Mary Camacho Torres, Telena Cruz Nelson, Louise B. Muña, Therese M. Terlaje
AN ACT TO TRANSFER THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($300,000) FROM THE ANNUAL COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION THE GUAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY RECEIVES FROM THE GUAM HEALTHCARE DEVELOPMENT, INC., DBA GUAM REGIONAL MEDICAL CITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION FOR DEPOSIT INTO THE HEALTHY FUTURES FUND AND TO APPROPRIATE THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($300,000) TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF FUNDING THE CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES DIVISION AND PROGRAM.

15. Bill No. 318-34 (COR) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor; and substituted by the Committee on Education, Finance and Taxation. – Joe S. San Agustin
AN ACT TO AMEND § 64.70(c)(1)(A) AND ADD NEW SUBSECTIONS (g) THROUGH (j) TO § 64.70 OF CHAPTER 64, ARTICLE 2, TITLE 9, GUAM CODE ANNOTED, RELATIVE TO THE PREMISES ON WHICH BINGO OPERATIONS MAY BE HELD, ANNUAL REPORTING, PAYMENTS TO INDIVIDUALS, AND BINGO EQUIPMENT.

16. Bill No. 349-34 (COR) – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO CORRECT A LOT IDENTIFICATION IN CERTAIN DOCUMENTS AMONGST THE GUAM TELEPHONE AUTHORITY, THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAM, TELEGUAM HOLDINGS, LLC AND THE CHAMORRO LAND TRUST COMMISSION.

17. Bill No. 154-34 (COR) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor; and amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement Reform. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW § 61547 TO CHAPTER 61, TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO PERMITTING AND REGULATING OFF-PREMISE SIGNAGE, AND TO AMEND § 61545 OF SUBARTICLE 5, ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 61, TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO EXPANDING THE PENALTY FOR SIGNAGE VIOLATIONS AND INCLUDING A FINE FOR DELAYED ACTION ON SUCH VIOLATIONS.

18. Bill No. 298-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement Reform. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SALE OF LOT 31, BLOCK 2, TRACT 240 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO, CONSISTING OF TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR (274) ± SQUARE METERS, WHICH IS AN ABANDONED UNDEVELOPED EASEMENT.

19. Bill No. 324-34 (COR) – Telena Cruz Nelson
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW § 55.40 TO CHAPTER 55, TITLE 9, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE CRIMINALIZATION OF DISARMING OF PEACE OFFICERS.

20. Bill No. 325-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Housing, Utilities, Public Safety, and Homeland Security. – Telena Cruz Nelson
AN ACT TO AMEND § 12311 OF ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 12, TITLE 12, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO THE “911” SURCHARGE AND THE ENHANCED 911 EMERGENCY REPORTING SYSTEM FUND AND TO CREATING CRIMINAL LIABILITY FOR VIOLATIONS OF SAID ARTICLE.

21. Bill No. 337-34 (LS) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor. – Telena Cruz Nelson
AN ACT TO AMEND § 3127 OF CHAPTER 3, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO MANDATING THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMS AND QUARANTINE AGENCY.

22. Bill No. 338-34 (LS) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor. – Telena Cruz Nelson
AN ACT TO AMEND § 3113 OF CHAPTER 3, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO MANDATING THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.

23. Bill No. 343-34 (COR) – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO EXEMPT LOT B-1, TRACT 111, TUMON, MUNICIPALITY OF TAMUNING FROM THE ALIENATION AND REVERTER CLAUSE AS STIPULATED IN PUBLIC LAW 21-14 SECTION 9(d).

24. Bill No. 348-34 (COR) – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE I MAGA’LAHEN GUAHAN TO SELL SIXTY-NINE PLUS OR MINUS (69+) SQUARE METERS OF A PORTION OF THE OLD AGANA-PITI ROAD, OLD AGANA WITHIN LOT 32, NEW AGANA; EIGHTY-TWO PLUS OR MINUS (82+) SQUARE METERS OF LOT 237-R-1-R1, OLD AGANA WITHIN LOT 32, NEW AGANA;
TWENTY PLUS OR MINUS (20+) SQUARE METERS OF A PORTION OF OLD LEGASPI STREET, OLD AGANA WITHIN LOT 33, NEW AGANA; TWENTY-FOUR PLUS OR MINUS (24+) SQUARE METERS OF LOT 237-R-1-1, OLD AGANA WITHIN LOT 33, NEW AGANA; EIGHT PLUS OR MINUS (8+) SQUARE METERS OF A PORTION OF OLD
LEGASPI STREET, OLD AGANA WITHIN LOT 34, NEW AGANA FOR A TOTAL OF 203+ SQUARE METERS TO THE ESTATE OF ARTEMIO M. ILAGAN, deceased.

25. Bill No. 362-34 (COR) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AMEND § 75124 OF CHAPTER 75, TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO CONTINUOUSLY APPROPRIATING CHAMORRO LAND TRUST SURVEY AND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND REVENUES.

THIRD READING FILE:

1. Bill No. 42-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture and Procurement Reform. – Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr., Joe S. San Agustin
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 53 TO DIVISION 2, TITLE 11, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, AND A NEW §23111(p) TO TITLE 7, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE GUAM ABLE SAVINGS PROGRAM, PROVIDING TAX EXEMPT BANK ACCOUNTS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND EXEMPTING
THEM FROM EXECUTION.

2. Bill No. 144-34 (COR) As amended and further amended by the Committee on Housing, Utilities, Public Safety, and Homeland Security; and amended on the Floor. – Telena Cruz Nelson, Louise B. Muña
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 48 TO DIVISION 1 OF TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE GUAM LANDLORD AND TENANT RENTAL ACT OF 2017.

3. Bill No. 236-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement Reform. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 76A TO DIVISION 3 OF TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ABOVE GROUND STORAGE OF REGULATED SUBSTANCES.

4. Bill No. 238-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Culture and Justice. – Louise B. Muña
AN ACT TO AMEND §161.55 OF CHAPTER 161, TITLE 8, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO THE DEFINITION OF VIOLENT CRIMES AS IT RELATES TO CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION.

5. Bill No. 267-34 (COR) As substituted by the Committee on Appropriations and Adjudication. – Mary Camacho Torres
AN ACT TO AMEND §§ 4406 and 4406.2 OF ARTICLE 4, CHAPTER 4, TITLE 4, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ENHANCING PROCEDURAL PROTECTIONS WITHIN THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION IN FAVOR OF INCREASING TIMELINESS, EFFICIENCY, AND DUE PROCESS FOR CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF THE
GOVERNMENT OF GUAM.

6. Bill No. 274-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Education, Finance and Taxation. – Fernando Barcinas Esteves
AN ACT TO AMEND § 3602(b)(1) AND ADD A NEW § 26203(k)(37) TO ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 26, TITLE 11, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO EXCLUDING OVIS FEES FROM BEING CONSIDERED AS A COMPONENT OF GROSS INCOME.

7. Bill No. 342-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement Reform; and further amended on the Floor. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CHAMORRO LAND TRUST COMMISSION TO LEASE LOT 7161-R1, YIGO, GUAM FOR A PERIOD OF UP TO FIFTY (50) YEARS, AND TO GIVE THE RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL TO THE CURRENT LICENSEE, THE GUAM RACING FEDERATION (GRF), TO CONTINUE THE GUAM RACEWAY PARK, AND TO REQUIRE THE LEASE TO BE APPROVED BY THE LEGISLATURE.”

8. Bill No. 344-34 (COR) – Therese M. Terlaje
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 51 TO TITLE 15 OF GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO EXPEDITING DISTRIBUTION OF GUAM WORLD WAR II CLAIMS TO AWARDEES WHO DIE BEFORE RECEIVING THE AWARD.

VOTING FILE

 Override on Vetoed Bill No. 28-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture and Procurement Reform. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AMEND §§ 5425, 5426, 5427, 5450, 5452, 5480, 5481, AND 5485(a) AND (b) OF ARTICLE 9; AND AMEND §§ 5703, 5705, 5706(b), 5707(a) AND 5708, AND ADD A NEW § 5710 TO ARTICLE 12, ALL OF CHAPTER 5, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO LEGAL AND CONTRACTUAL REMEDIES IN
GUAM PROCUREMENT LAW.

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For more information, please contact the Office of Senator Régine Biscoe Lee at
472-3455 or Committee on Rules Office at 472-2461or by sending an email to corguamlegislature@gmail.com.