Governor signs 2 bills into law

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Despite the success of the U.S. territories' response to COVID-19, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said they have been included in a High-Level Risk list rather than used as examples for states to follow. (PNC file photo)

Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has signed two bills into law — Bill 59-35 and Bill 70-35.

Bill 59-35, introduced by Sen. Kelly Marsh (Taitano) seeks, to establish a commission to share the CHamoru Perspective while Bill 70-35, introduced by Sen. Telo Taitano, seeks to create a task force on used oil management.

“I agree with the Legislature that the people of Guam have been overlooked, unheard, poorly understood, and under-researched throughout history,” the governor said in her transmittal letter on Bill 59-35, now Public Law 35-23.

“Our culture is unique and special. It deserves to be displayed on the international stage, alongside Spain, the Philippines, and Chile,” the governor added.

With regard to Bill 70-35, now Public Law 35-24, the governor said she agrees that it is urgent for Guam to quickly address the management of used oil.

“The substance of this bill is timely in that it follows my Administration’s success toward the ending of the receivership over the government of Guam’s solid waste services,” Leon Guerrero added.