The Governor vetoed the legislature’s bill that disapproved the proposed rules and regulations of the Chamorro Land Trust Commission.
Guam – Governor Eddie Calvo has disapproved the legislature’s disapproval of the proposed rules and regulations for the Chamorro Land Trust Commission.
The legislature passed a bill disapproving the CLTC’s proposed rules and regulations. The Governor then vetoed that bill. Meanwhile the Governor’s office believes that the proposed rules and regulations are in effect because the legislature failed to act on the proposed rules and regs within 90 days of receiving them. In a release the Governor’s office says the triple a process requires the legislature to approve, disapprove or amend the proposed regulations by legislation within 90 days otherwise the rules automatically go into effect. However Senator Tom Ada says the legislature did vote to disapprove the rules and regulations well within the 90 day deadline. The Governor’s office did not sign the bill within the 90 day deadline and Senator Ada says they are interpreting that to mean the legislature’s disapproval of the rules and regulations did not go into effect within the 90 day deadline. The Governor’s office says it will seek the opinion of the Attorney General’s office on whether or not these rules are indeed in effect.