“They are overstepping their bounds and authority and in this particular case, they are mocking the rule of law,” – Sen. Aguon.
Guam – Tension continues to build between Senator Frank Aguon Jr. and the Guam Land Use Commission. With his latest bill, the Democrat lawmaker is now seeking to temporarily abolish the GLUC.
Bill 109 proposes to reconstitute the commission and transfer over the responsibilities of the GLUC over to the governor. Senator Aguon chastised the commission for, “knowingly and willfully disregarding legal advice of the Assistant Attorney general” as well as setting a tone presumably above the law.
“Well, anytime that commission members or board members do not heed the legal advice of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, then certainly, they are overstepping their bounds and authority and in this particular case, they are mocking the rule of law. It’s time for us to be able to allow the governor to step in and ensure that he takes over this responsibility and continue the activity and tasks of the GLUC,” the senator said.
Click on the attached documents below to read Bill 109 in its entirety.