Lawmakers might be swapping sides on whether or not to vote yes or no to pushing Bill 291-36 – or more commonly known as the Guam Heartbeat Act forward.
The controversial bill, in a 9 to 5 split, moved to the voting file – and it now looks as though those numbers might change.
Speaker Therese Terlaje, in an interview on NewsTalk K57 with Patti Arroyo, said that some of the Senators who voted against the bill might switch sides.
Those who voted against bill 291 are: Senators Sabina Perez, Joe San Agustin, Marry Camacho Torres, as well as Speaker Therese Terlaje herself.
Meanwhile Famalao’an Rights Co-Executive Director Stephanie Lorenzo says that they are lobbying, and trying to persuade the original 9 Lawmakers who voted in favor of the bill to change sides.
Those Senators are: Telena Nelson (the author of the bill), Tony Ada, Frank Blas Jr., Joanne Brown, Chris Duenas, Jim Moylan, Amanda Shelton, Telo Taitague, and Jose Terlaje.
Bill 291 will be voted on later today.