Morrison Bill Aims to Improve GovGuam Efficiency; Another Would Transfer FQ Sanchez to Umatac Mayor’s Office

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Guam – Freshman GOP Senator Tommy Morrison has introduced 2 measures one of which is aimed at improving the efficiency of GovGuam through improved technology.

And the other would transfer the former FQ Sanchez Elementary School to the Umatac Mayor’s Office. 

Bill #4-32 would would create a permanent Office of Technology and the position of Chief Technology Officer under the Department of Administration. The office would oversee the establishment and maintenance of a comprehensive information systems and technology infrastructure program for the Executive Branch of GovGuam.

READ Bill #4-32 HERE

In a release, Morrison is quoted as saying that “The creation of a permanent technology office is a necessary step to bring GovGuam current with the advances in information technology.  This is essential if we want more efficient government operations.”

As for the other measure, Bill #5-32, even though the former FQ Sanchez Elementary School is already  “under the jurisdiction” that authority is granted under a Memorandum of Agreement [MOA]. And that’s a problem says Senator Morrison because “the MOA is on a year-to-year basis.  This makes it difficult for the community of Umatac to engage in long-term use of the facility. 

READ Bill #5-32 HERE

He hopes that by making the arraignment permanent at least part of the former school can be converted into “a youth-center and after-school programs for the community.”

READ the release from Senator Morrison in FULL below:

Senator Tommy Morrison Introduces His First Bills

Newly inaugurated Senator Tommy Morrison attended today’s legislative inauguration ceremony with bills in hand and introduced his first two bills of the term.

Bill No.4-32, if enacted, would create a permanent Office of Technology and the position of Chief Technology Officer under the Department of Administration. The office would oversee the establishment and maintenance of a comprehensive information systems and technology infrastructure program for the Executive Branch of GovGuam.  Senator Morrison is aware that there are costs associated with the creation of this office but contends that the efficiencies and cost savings that would result fully justify the investment. Commenting on the need for a technology office, Senator Morrison says, “The creation of a permanent technology office is a necessary step to bring GovGuam current with the advances in information technology.  This is essential if we want more efficient government operations.”

Bill No.4-32 is a bipartisan effort to make GovGuam more efficient through technology and is indicative of Senator Morrison’s willingness to work for the common good with the Legislature’s Democratic majority. The measure is co-sponsored by Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz and Senator Tony Ada.

Bill No.5-32
, also introduced today, would permanently transfer the former FQ Sanchez Elementary School facility to the Umatac mayor’s office.  The facility is currently under the jurisdiction of the Umatac mayor under a memorandum of agreement signed by the governor and the Umatac  mayor in December of 2011. According to Senator Morrison, “The problem with the existing arrangement is that the MOA is on a year-to-year basis.  This makes it difficult for the community of Umatac to engage in long-term use of the facility.  I am hopeful that part of the facility will be used to develop a youth-center and after-school programs for the community.”