SESSION: New Regs for Pesticide Use Approved; But CLTC Commercial Lease Regs Defeated


Guam – Guam Lawmakers passed the 2011 budget Friday afternoon. The $720 million dollar spending plan now moves onto Governor Felix Camacho for his approval or veto.

Lawmakers also approved a bill requiring new pesticide rules for the Guam Environmental Protection Agency.

But they voted down the Governor’s proposed changes to commercial lease rules to the troubled Chamorro Land Trust Commission. The changes were meant to correct wide spread abuses in the lease of CLTC lands. But Senators rejected those changes by a vote of 15- nothing.

See below for a list of the bills that were acted on.

SBill No. 439-30 (COR) – Committee on Rules, Natural Resources, and Federal, Foreign & Micronesian Affairs (10-5; Sens. Calvo and Tenorio voted no.  Sens. Blas, Taitague, and Espaldon passed three times)
An act making appropriations for the operations of the Executive Branch of the government of Guam for fiscal year ending September 30,2011 and making other appropriations, and establishing miscellaneous and administrative provisions.

SBill No. 441-30 (COR) – R.J. Respicio (Unanimously Passed)
An act to repeal and adopt a new Title 22, Guam Administrative Rules and Regulations, Division III, Chapter 15 relative to the Guam Environmental Protection Agency’s pesticide regulations.

Bill No. 422-30 (COR) – Committee on Rules, Natural Resources, Federal, Foreign & Micronesian Affairs, at the request of I Maga’lahen Guahan in accordance with the Organic Act of Guam (Unanimously Defeated)
An act to amend Chapter 75 of Title 21, Guam Code Annotated relative to authorizing the Chamorro Land Trust Commission to enter into commercial leases; to provide for the rules and regulations on commercial leases; and, to provide for the Paul Bordallo Rules and Regulations for the Chamorro Land Trust Commission to be subject to the Administrative Adjudication Law.