Legislature passes 2 bills, 14 nominations

(PNC photo)

Guam – The Legislature reconvened session yesterday and voted to pass two bills and 14 nominations.

The two bills passed were Bill 59-35, which seeks to establish a commission to share the CHamoru Perspective, and Bill 70-35 which seeks to create a task force on used oil management.

All two bills passed unanimously with 14 yes votes. Senator Joe S. San Agustin was excused.

Bill 13-35, which seeks to protect the elderly from abuse and was also scheduled for a vote, was set aside, pending input from the Attorney General who was not at the public hearing for the bill.

Sen. Amanda Shelton, author of Bill 13-35, said her office is getting feedback from the Attorney General’s Office since her bill involves a change in criminal law.

Aside from the two bills, the Legislature also voted to approve nominations to the Guam Education Board, the Hagåtña Restoration & Redevelopment Authority, the Guam Housing & Urban Renewal Authority, the GovGuam Retirement Fund, the Guam Economic Development Authority, the Guam Contractors License Board, the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, and the University of Guam board of regents.