SESSION Day Two: 5 Bills, 2 Resolutions Discussed

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Guam –  Majority Leader Senator Rory Respicio reports that during the second day of the February Session Senators discussed five bills and two resolutions which are listed below.

Session will resume THURSDAY at 9 am.

BILLS:

1. Bill No. 14-32 (COR) – C.M. Duenas – AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §(e) TO §5123 OF CHAPTER 5, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO MANDATING THE PURCHASE OR LEASE OF VEHICLES BY THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAM SHALL MEET OR EXCEED A MINIMUM AVERAGE COMBINED CITY AND HIGHWAY MILES PER GALLON (MPG) OF TWENTY-FIVE MILES PER GALLON (25MPG); TO ADD A NEW §(f) TO §5123 OF CHAPTER 5, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, TO ALLOW CERTAIN SPECIALTY VEHICLES TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT. *Moved to 3rd Reading File.

2. Bill No. 22-32 (COR) – T.C. Ada, F.J.F. Cruz, R. J. Respicio – AN ACT TO AMEND §2103.12, CHAPTER 2, TITLE 4, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ACTING APPOINTMENTS IN EXCESS OF NINETY (90) DAYS. *Moved to 3rd Reading File.

3. Bill No. 23-32 (COR) – A.A. Yamashita, Ph.D., T.R. Muña-Barnes – AN ACT TO PLACE THE FORMER AGAT FIRE STATION UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF THE MAYOR’S OFFICE OF AGAT, BY AMENDING ITEM (1) OF §40113(B) OF CHAPTER 40, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED. *Discussion Suspended.

4.  Bill No. 33-32 (COR) – V. Anthony Ada, R.J. Respicio – AN ACT TO AMEND §7105 OF CHAPTER 7, TITLE 16 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO REQUIRING PROOF OF USE TAX PAYMENT AS A CONDITION OF REGISTRATION FOR VEHICLES ACQUIRED OFF-ISLAND. *Moved to 3rd Reading File. 

5. Bill No. 23-32 (COR) – A.A. Yamashita, Ph.D., T.R. Muña-Barnes – AN ACT TO PLACE THE FORMER AGAT FIRE STATION UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF THE MAYOR’S OFFICE OF AGAT, BY AMENDING ITEM (1) OF §40113(B) OF CHAPTER 40, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED. *Moved to 3rd Reading File.

RESOLUTIONS:

1. Resolution 02-32 (COR) – M.F.Q. San Nicolas, R.J. Respicio – Relative to the adoption of Vision and Mission statements of I Mina ‘Trentai Dos Na Liheslaturan Guåhan which will help establish a clear and concise focus that all members can apply to the legislative process. *Moved to 3rd
Reading File.

2. Resolution 10-32 (COR) – B.J.F. Cruz – Relative to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the global epidemic derived from tobacco; to request that the Obama Administration support the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control; and to request that the United States Senate ratify the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. 

FEBRUARY SESSION AGENDA:

BILLS:

1. Bill No. 1‐32(LS) ‐ By Judith T. Won Pat,Ed.D., Tina Rose Muna‐Barnes
AN  ACT  RELATIVE  TO  AUTHORIZING  THE  GUAM  ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY  TO  PROCURE  THE  INSTALLATION  AND  MAINTENANCE  OF  ELECTRONIC SECURITY  SYSTEMS  THROUGHOUT  GUAM  PUBLIC  SCHOOLS  ALSO  KNOWN  AS  THE SECURE OUR SCHOOLS ACT OF 2013, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

2. Bill No. 4‐32(LS) – By T.A. Morrison, B.J.F. Cruz, V.Anthony Ada
AN ACT TO REPEAL AND RE‐ENACT ARTICLE 2 OF CHAPTER 20 OF TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY.

3. Bill No. 8‐32(COR)‐ By R.J. Respicio
AN  ACT  TO  APPROPRIATE  TO  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  EDUCATION  ALL  ADDITIONAL REVENUE DERIVED FROM THE EXPIRATION OF ANY PART OF THE BUSH TAX CUTS.

4. Bill No. 9‐32(COR)‐ By V.C. Pangelinan
AN  ACT  TO  ADD  NEW  §§  58148,  58148.1,  58148.2,  58148.3,  AND  58149  TO  CHAPTER  58  OF TITLE 12, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, AND AMEND SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 58 OF TITLE 12 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE QUALIFYING CERTIFICATE REVIEWBOARD, THE QUALIFYING CERTIFICATE ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY WEBSITE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

5. Bill No. 13‐32(COR)‐ By B.J.F. Cruz
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW § 3123 TO ARTICLE 1 AND TO ADD A NEW § 3436 AND § 343 TO ARTICLE  4  OF  CHAPTER  3  OF  TITLE  11  GUAM  CODE  ANNOTATED  RELATIVE  TO INTOXICATION OF PERSONS UNDER AGE  TWENTY‐ONE.

6. Bill No. 14‐32(COR)‐ By C.M. Duenas
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §(e) TO §5123 OF CHAPTER 5, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE  TO  MANDATING  THE  PURCHASE  OR  LEASE  OF  VEHICLES  BY  THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAM SHALL MEET OR EXCEED A MINIMUM AVERAGE COMBINED CITY AND HIGHWAY MILES PER GALLON (MPG) OF TWENTY‐FIVE MILES PER GALLON (25 MPG); TO ADD A NEW §(f) TO §5123 OF CHAPTER 5, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATAED, TO ALLOW CERTAIN SPECIALTY VEHICLES TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THE PROVISION OF THIS ACT.

7. Bill No. 22‐32(COR)‐ Substituted by the Committee on General Governmental Operations and Cultural Affairs (T.C. Ada)

AN ACT TO AMEND §2103.12, CHAPTER 2, TITLE 4, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ACTING APPOINTMENTS IN EXCESS OF NINTY (90) DAYS.

8. Bill No. 23‐32(COR)‐ By Aline A. Yamashita, Ph.D., Tina Rose Muna‐Barnes
AN  ACT  TO  PLACE  THE  FORMER  AGAT  FIRESTATION  UNDERTHE  ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF THE MAYORʹS OFFICE OF AGAT, BY AMENDING ITEM(1) OF §40113(B) OF CHAPTER 40, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED

9. Bill No. 24‐32(COR)‐ By Frank Blas Aguon. Jr.
AN ACT TO AMEND §7120.3 OF CHAPTER 7, TITLE 16, OF THE GUAM CODEANNOTATED RELATIVE TO WAIVER OF FEES FOR IMMEDIATE KIN OF FALLEN HEROES.

10. Bill No. 33‐32(COR)‐ By V. Anthony Ada, R.J. Respicio
AN ACT TO AMEND §7105 OF CHAPTER 7 OF 16GCA RELATIVE TO REQUIRING PROOF OF USE TAX PAYMENT AS A CONDITION OF REGISTRATION FOR VEHICLES ACQUIRED OFF‐ISLAND.

11.Bill No. 40‐32(COR)‐ By T.C. Ada

AN ACT TO AMEND §58111, CHAPTER 58, TITLE 10 GCA AND §73110, CHAPTER 73, TITLE 10 GCA, RELATIVE TO THE PENALTYCLASSIFICATION FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE FIRE CODE, AND TO AMEND §58112, CHAPTER 58, TITLE 10 GCA.

RESOLUTIONS:


1. Res. No. 2‐32 (COR) – By M.F.Q. San Nicolas, R.J. Respicio

RELATIVE  TO  THE  ADOPTION  OF  VISION  AND  MISSION  STATEMENTS  FOR  I MINA’TRENTAI  DOS  NA  LIHESLATURAN  GUÅHAN,  WHICH  WILL  HELP,  ESTABLISH  A CLEAR  AND  CONCISE  FOCUS  THAT  ALL  MEMBERS  CAN  APPLY  TO  THE  LEGISLATIVE PROCESS.

2. Res. No. 10‐32(COR)‐ substituted by Benjamin J.F. Cruz

RELATIVE  TO  THE  WORLD  HEALTH  ORGANIZATION  FRAMEWORK  CONVENTION  ON TOBACCO  CONTROL  AND  THE  GLOBAL  EPIDEMIC  DERIVED  FROM  TOBACCO;  TO REQUEST  THAT  THE  OBAMA  ADMINISTRATION  SUPPORT  THE  FRAMEWORK CONVENTION  ON  TOBACCO  CONTROL;  AND  TO  REQUEST  THAT  THE  UNITED  STATES SENATE RATIFY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON TOBACCO CONTROL

APPOINTMENTS:

1. Carl V. Dominguez–Director, Department of Public Works
2. Lorilee T. Crisostomo –Director, Bureau of Statistics and Plan
3. Monte Del Mar Mesa‐ Member, Guam Economic Development Authority Board

Committee reports for the above mentioned items can be found on the Guam Legislature’s website at www.guamlegislature.com.

UNSWORN DECLARATION: ‘I hereby declare that the foregoing is true andcorrect to the best of my  knowledge  and  belief,  under  penalty  ofperjury  of  the  laws  of  Guam,  this  declaration  being sworn and made in lieu of an affidavit pursuant to Title 6 Guam Code Annotated §4308, at the place and date identified herein.’

Rory J. Respicio