Legislative session adjournment update

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Guam – Here is the official update on the status of all bills entertained during this week’s session, as reported by the Office of Sen. Régine Biscoe Lee, Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules.

COMMITTEE ON RULES
ISSUES SESSION UPDATE

December 19, 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 voted on the items listed below. Session is adjourned subject to the call of the Speaker.

VOTING FILE:

1. Bill No. 32-34 (COR) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor; amended by the Committee on Appropriations and Adjudication; and further amended on the Floor. – Joe S. San Agustin
AN ACT TO AMEND § 28202(a) AND (c) OF ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 28, TITLE 17, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE TUITION AND FEES BENEFIT FOR MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS UNDER THE STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION. *PASSED – 13 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña –12/17/18

2. Bill No. 57-34 (COR) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor; and substituted on the Floor. – Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr., Joe S. San Agustin
AN ACT TO ADD NEW §§ 84101(d), 84102(mm) AND (nn), 84105(c)(10) AND (d)(10), AND 84123; AND TO AMEND §§ 84103, 84105(g), (j), (k), (u) AND (x), 84107(f), AND 84110(c), ALL OF CHAPTER 84, DIVISION 4, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, REL-ATIVE TO GRANTING THE GUAM EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) COMMISSION THE AU-THORITY TO EXPAND THE SCOPE OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, AND TO
IMPLEMENT A COMMUNITY PARAMEDIC OUTREACH PROGRAM. *PASSED – 13 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

3. Bill No. 154-34 (COR) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor; amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement Reform; and further amended on the Floor. – 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. *PASSED – (9 yeas, 4 nays – Senator Frank Aguon, Jr., Senator Fernando Esteves, Senator Telena Nelson, Acting Speaker
Therese Terlaje; and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña.) – 12/17/18

4. Bill No. 298-34 (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 SALE OF LOT 31, BLOCK 2, TRACT 240, MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO, CONSISTING OF TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR (274) ± SQUARE METERS, WHICH IS AN ABANDONED UNDEVELOPED EASEMENT. *PASSED – 9 yeas, 4 nays – Senator Frank Aguon, Jr., Senator Fernando Esteves, Senator Telena Nelson, Acting Speaker Therese Terlaje; and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

5. 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 ESTABLISHING CRIMINAL LIABILITY FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE LAW ASSOCIATED WITH THE “911” SURCHARGE AND THE ENHANCED 911 EMERGENCY REPORTING SYSTEM FUND. *PASSED – 13 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

6. Bill No. 331-34 (COR) – FRANK B. AGUON, JR.
AN ACT RELATIVE TO APPROVING THE ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING DESIGN FOR THE REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE HARMON INDUSTRIAL PARK ROADWAY, PURSUANT TO § 77710 OF ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 77, TITLE 12, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED. *PASSED – 12 yeas, 1 nay – Acting Speaker Therese Terlaje; and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

7. Bill No. 332-34 (COR) – William M. Castro, Joe S. San Agustin
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW § 849.13 TO ARTICLE 1 OF CHAPTER 8, TITLE 1, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO NAMING AND DEDICATING THE SINAJAÑA/CENTRAL PRECINCT FOR THE GUAM POLICE DEPARTMENT AS THE “LIEUTENANT CONCEPCION ‘CONNIE’ BALAJADIA DUEÑAS POLICE STATION.” *PASSED – 13 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

8. Bill No. 334-34 (COR) – FRANK B. AGUON, JR.
AN ACT TO AMEND §§ 122317 AND 122318 OF ARTICLE 23, PART 2, CHAPTER 12, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO EXTENDING THE TIMELINE FOR OBTAINING EXEMPTIONS AND EXCEPTIONS FOR SOCIAL WORKER LICENSURE UPON THE PROMULGATION AND ENACTMENT OF RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE SAME. *PASSED – 13 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

9. 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 SECTION 9(d) OF PUBLIC LAW 21-14. *PASSED – 12 yeas, 1 nay – Senator Fernando Esteves; and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

10. Bill No. 318-34 (COR) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor; substituted by the Committee on Education, Finance and Taxation; and further amended on the Floor. – Joe S. San Agustin
AN ACT TO AMEND § 64.70(c)(1)(A) AND ADD NEW SUBSECTIONS (g), (h), (i), AND (j) TO § 64.70 OF ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 64, TITLE 9, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE PREMISES ON WHICH BINGO OPERATIONS MAY BE HELD, ANNUAL REPORTING, PAYMENTS TO INDIVIDUALS, AND BINGO EQUIPMENT. *PASSED – 13 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

11. Bill No. 347-34 (COR) – Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW § 849.13 TO ARTICLE 1 OF CHAPTER 8, TITLE 1, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO DESIGNATING ROUTE 7 (HALSEY DRIVE AND SPRUANCE DRIVE) AS “KOREAN WAR VETERANS DRIVE” TO PAY A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO ALL THE GUAM VETERANS WHO SERVED IN THE KOREAN WAR FOR THE PROTECTION AND FREEDOM OF LIBERTY. *PASSED – 13 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise
Muña – 12/17/18

12. Bill No. 337-34 (LS) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor; and amended on the Floor. – Telena Cruz Nelson
AN ACT TO AMEND § 3127 OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO MANDATING THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE CUSTOMS AND QUARANTINE AGENCY. *PASSED – 9 yeas, 4 nays – Senator Tom Ada, Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr., Senator Michael San Nicolas, Senator Mary Torres; and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

13. Bill No. 338-34 (LS) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor; and amended on the Floor. – Telena Cruz Nelson
AN ACT TO AMEND § 3113 OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO MANDATING THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. *PASSED – 9 yeas, 4 nays – Senator Tom Ada, Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr., Senator Michael San Nicolas, Senator Mary Torres; and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

14. Bill No. 291-34 (COR) As amended on the Floor. – Fernando Barcinas Esteves
AN ACT TO AMEND § 3222 OF ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; AND TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 37 TO TITLE 7, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ALLOWING INDIVIDUALS TO CHANGE THE LEGAL SEX DESIGNATION ON THEIR BIRTH CERTIFICATES. *FAILED – 6 yeas, 7 nays – Senator Tom Ada, Senator Frank Aguon, Jr., Senator Jim Espaldon, Senator Tommy Morrison, Senator Telena Nelson, Senator Joe San Agustin, Senator Mary Torres; and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

15. Bill No. 348-34 (COR) As substituted and amended on the Floor. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE I MAGA’LÅHEN GUÅHAN TO CONVEY SIXTY-NINE PLUS OR MINUS (69+) SQUARE METERS OF A PORTION OF THE OLD AGAÑA-PITI ROAD WITHIN LOT 32, NEW AGAÑA; EIGHTY-TWO PLUS OR MINUS (82+) SQUARE METERS OF LOT 237-R-1-R1, OLD AGAÑA, WITHIN LOT 32, NEW AGAÑA; TWENTY PLUS OR MINUS (20+) SQUARE METERS OF A PORTION OF OLD LEGASPI STREET, OLD AGAÑA, WITHIN LOT 33, NEW
AGAÑA; TWENTY-FOUR PLUS OR MINUS (24+) SQUARE METERS OF LOT 237-R-1-1, OLD AGAÑA, WITHIN LOT 33, NEW AGAÑA; AND EIGHT PLUS OR MINUS (8+) SQUARE METERS OF A PORTION OF OLD LEGASPI STREET, OLD AGAÑA, WITHIN LOT 34, NEW AGAÑA, FOR A TOTAL OF TWO HUNDRED THREE PLUS OR MINUS (203+) SQUARE METERS, TO THE ESTATE OF ARTEMIO M. ILAGAN, DECEASED. *PASSED – 12 yeas, 1 nay – Senator
Fernando Esteves; and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

16. Bill No. 363-34 (COR) As amended on the Floor. – Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr., Joe S. San Agustin
AN ACT TO APPROVE AND GRANT THE QUALIFY-ING CERTIFICATE NEGOTIATED BY CORE TECH CAPTIVE INSURANCE CORPORATION AND THE GUAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (GEDA), QUALIFYING CERTIFICATE NO. 255, GEDA DOCUMENT NO. 18-0293, REBATE OF INCOME TAX. *PASSED – 10 yeas, 3 nays – Senator Régine Biscoe Lee, Senator Telena Nelson, Acting Speaker Therese Terlaje; and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

17. Bill No. 374-34 (COR) – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AMEND § 24103(b) OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 24, TITLE 11, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO CLARIFYING THE ADDITIONAL TAX LEVY ON REAL PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS VALUED AT ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($1,000,000) OR MORE. *PASSED – 7 yeas, 6 nays – Senator Frank Aguon, Jr., Senator William Castro, Senator Fernando Esteves, Senator Régine Biscoe Lee, Senator Tommy Morrison, Senator Dennis
Rodriguez, Jr.; and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

18. Bill No. 364-34 (COR) As amended on the Floor. – FRANK B. AGUON, JR.
AN ACT TO RELATIVE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF LOT 1, BLOCK 14, TRACT 2831, MUNICIPALITY OF TALOFOFO, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING A RECREATIONAL SPORTS FACILITY, AUTHORIZING THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR OF TALOFOFO AND THE TALOFOFO MUNICIPAL PLANNING COUNCIL TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH THE GUAM FOOTBALL (SOCCER) ASSOCIATION FOR THE USE OF SAID LOT FOR A TERM NOT TO EXCEED THIRTY (30) YEARS, AND EXEMPTING FROM APPLICATION OF 5 GCA § 5127 OVER THE SAME. *PASSED – 13 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

 The Nomination William G. Miller, Jr. to serve as a Registered Professional Engineer Member of the Guam Building Code Council. *CONFIRMED – 13 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

 The Nomination Robin Mae F. Valdez to serve as a General Public Member of the Guam Building Code Council. *CONFIRMED – 13 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

 The Nomination Brent L. Wiese to serve as an Architect Member of the Guam Building Code Council. *CONFIRMED – 13 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

 The Nomination Mark G. Miller to serve as a Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission. *CONFIRMED – 13 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña – 12/17/18

12/19/18:

 Bill No. 369-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement Reform. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SALE OF A FIVE HUNDRED EIGHTY-ONE PLUS OR MINUS (581±) FOUR HUNDRED FORTY TWO PLUS OR MINUS (442±) SQUARE METER PORTION OF THE OLD DELA CORTE STREET AND ALLEY IN OLD AGAÑA CONTIGUOUS TO LOT 1000, LOT 1001, LOT 1001-2, LOT 1002, LOT 1006, LOT 1007, LOT 1008, AND LOT 1010 AND LOT 2072 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF HAGÅTÑA. *PASSED (10 yeas, 3 nays – Senator Fernando Esteves, Senator Telena Nelson, Acting Speaker Therese Terlaje; and 1 excused absence –
Senator Louise Muña.) – 12/19/18

 Bill No. 370-34 (COR) As amended on the Floor. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE A COMMERCIAL LEASE BETWEEN THE MAYOR OF PITI, THE PITI MUNICIPAL PLANNING COUNCIL AND THE GUAM TELEPHONE AUTHORITY FOR USE OF LOT 5NEW-R1, BLOCK 2, MUNICIPALITY OF PITI. *PASSED (13 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña.) – 12/19/18

 Bill No. 368-34 (COR) As amended on the Floor. – Telena Cruz Nelson
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1(O)(4), CHAPTER V OF PUBLIC LAW 34-116, RELATIVE TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2019 APPROPRIATION FOR CONSERVATION OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. *PASSED (13 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña.) – 12/19/18

 Bill No. 357-34 (COR) – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE I MAGAʹLÅHEN GUÅHAN TO EXCHANGE THREE HUNDRED TWENTY-FOUR (324) SQUARE METERS OF LOT 12-2 REM IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF AGANA HEIGHTS (GOVERNMENT OF GUAM LAND) WITH THREE HUNDRED TWENTY-FOUR (324) SQUARE METERS OF LOT 12-9REM-R4 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF AGANA HEIGHTS (PRIVATE LAND) TO CORRECT AN ENCROACHMENT BY THE AGANA HEIGHTS SPORTS
AND RECREATIONAL FACILITY. *PASSED (12 yeas, 1 excused from voting – Senator Mary Torres; and excused absence – Senator Louise Muña.) – 12/19/18

 Bill No. 376-34 (COR) – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE I MAGAʹLÅHEN GUÅHAN TO SELL THE REMAINDER PORTION OF GOVERNMENT OF GUAM LOT 12-2 REM IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF AGANA HEIGHTS. *PASSED (9 yeas, 3 nays – Senator Fernando Esteves, Senator Telena Nelson, Acting Speaker Therese Terlaje; 1 excused from voting- Senator Mary Torres; and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña.) – 12/19/18

 Bill No. 380-34 (LS) – Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr., Louise B. Muña
AN ACT TO AMEND §§ 122504 AND 122505 OF ARTICLE 25, CHAPTER 12, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO EXEMPTING FROM CRIMINAL AND CIVIL PENALTIES THOSE ENGAGED IN THE HOME CULTIVATION OF MEDICAL CANNABIS; AND EXTENDING PROHIBITION, RESTRICTIONS, AND LIMITATIONS OVER THE SAME. *PASSED (13 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña.) – 12/19/18

 Bill No. 361-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement Reform; and further amended on the Floor. – Thomas C. Ada, Joe S. San Agustin AN ACT TO AMEND § 61208 OF ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 61, TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ALLOWING THE LANDOWNERS OF THE STRIP OF LAND EAST OF ROUTE 1 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF YIGO FROM OUR LADY OF LOURDES CATHOLIC CHURCH TO TRACT 9210 TO VOLUNTARILY REZONE THEIR LOTS TO COMMERCIAL ZONE (C). *PASSED (9 yeas, 2 nays – Senator Telena Nelson, Acting Speaker Therese Terlaje; 2 excused from voting- Senator Jim Espaldon and Senator Mary Torres; and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña.) – 12/19/18

 Bill No. 350-34 (COR) As substituted by the Committee on Appropriations and Adjudication; and amended in the Committee of the Whole. – Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW § 51303(a)(6) TO ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 51, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTAT-ED, RELATIVE TO PROVIDING AN ANNUAL CON-TINUING APPROPRIATION FROM THE RECY-CLING REVOLVING FUND TO PROVIDE PAYMENT FOR A PRIOR YEAR OBLIGATION RESULTING FROM A 2001 LICENSE AGREEMENT EXECUTED BY THE CHAMORRO LAND TRUST COMMISSION (CLTC) FOR THE REMOVAL OF TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND (25,000) METRIC TONS OF METALLIC AND OTHER WASTE FROM GUAM; AND TO REC-OMMENDING AND AUTHORIZING THE CLTC TO MAKE AMENDMENTS TO THE 2001 LICENSE AGREEMENT. *FAILED – 4 yeas, 9 nays – Senator Tom Ada, Senator Frank Aguon, Jr., Senator Jim Espaldon, Senator Fernando Esteves, Senator Régine Biscoe Lee, Senator Tommy Morrison, Senator Telena Nelson, Acting Speaker Therese Terlaje, Senator Mary Torres; and 1 excused absence – Senator Louise Muña. – 12/19/18

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