The request made by Sen. James Moylan for the governor to call for a special session in order to address the nearly 700 contractors’ licenses pending renewals is apparently unnecessary.
According to Buddy Orsini, executive director of the Guam Contractors Licensing Board, a quorum within the board has already been met. This addresses the concerns made by senator Moylan relative to the potential lack of quorum, which the senator said would detrimentally affect businesses attempting to secure their licenses.
Orsini also assured on NewsTalk K57 with Patti Arroyo, that Guam law allows the nearly 700 contractors to continue operations while awaiting their renewals as long as their applications are error-free and they applied before the June 30 deadline.
“I mean we got 14 days left before the 30th so these guys can go ahead and operate. When that day comes, you know, the board is gonna approve most of them … so we got 14 days left and we already have a quorum. There’s no urgency,” Orsini said.
According to Orsini, roughly 97 percent of those applications meet the requirements that allow them to continue operations until their licenses are renewed.
But the same cannot be said for the remaining 3 percent, who, according to Orsini, have been red-flagged by the board. This means that there are impending cases or complaints made by consumers that require a review by the board.
The meeting to approve the over 100 licenses that were submitted after the June 30 deadline, has been slated for July 30.