Public urged to comment on election bill


The Legislature is inviting people to provide written or oral testimony on various election-related concerns during the Public Hearing on Bill 246-35 (LS) set for tomorrow.

Bill 246-35 (LS) was introduced by Senator Joe S. San Agustin, Speaker Tina Rose Muna Barnes and Senator Jose ‘Pedo’ Terlaje and is relative to reinforcing Guam’s election and campaign laws.

Recently, multiple bills were introduced by numerous senators regarding the recall of the Mayor of Yona, the inclusion of a recall election in events causing a vacancy in municipal offices, the expedient appointment of members to the Municipal Planning Council the procedures of filling a vacancy in the position of Mayor and Municipal Planning Council and, the creation of a temporary vacancy should a Mayor be unable to perform the duties of the office for reasons not already listed in statute.

“With the multitude of bills introduced and the need for us to bring resolution to the many concerns brought forth in the community, I invite all interested to provide testimony on Bill 246-35 to strengthen our election laws so we can address the various matters from all island stakeholders,” Sen. San Agustin said.

The Public Hearing on Bill 246-35 (LS) will take place on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at 9 a.m. in the Guam Congress Building Public Hearing Room.

To submit written testimony, address to: Senator Joe S. San Agustin, Chairman or send via email to: or hand deliver to his office at 761 S. Marine Corps Drive Suite 3 Ran Care Building, Tamuning, Guam.

For more information, please contact the office of Sen. Joe S. San Agustin at 989-5445 or via email.