Guam – Members of the Legislature finished an orientation meeting Monday with Speaker Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D. and Committee on Rules Chairperson Senator Rory J. Respicio.
In a brief review of the Standing Rules, the discussion covered Session proceedings, Legislative Communications, the processing of bills, resolutions certificates, and executive appointments, the leadership of both parties, the legislative standing committees, and Mason’s Manual of
Speaker Won Pat commented, “Hosting a legislative orientation has been a long time coming. This event is important for all members, new and returning, to come together to discuss how we operate during Session, and thus, as a Body.”
Rules Chair Senator Respicio added, “This meeting provided a critical opportunity to review the rules that guide us, as, ultimately, these rules determine how we succeed as a branch of government. We were also able to discuss various practices the Legislature has adopted to streamline operations and to conserve our resources, like going paperless.”
This orientation will be followed by staff workshops to be held this afternoon [Monday], Tuesday and Wednesday.