Senators debate bill to eliminate primary election

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Lawmakers discussed a bill to get rid of the primary election this morning. Bill 45 would eliminate the need for a primary election and allow the GEC to hold only a general election. 

Guam – Senator Joe San Agustin said his bill 45 was designed to make it easier for new candidates to run for office by eliminating the primary election.

“The current primary process is designed to minimize competition against the political parties. The bill would encourage more people from all walks of life to run for elected office. This bill corrects a financial wrong. As it is set up now the purpose of the primary election is to select candidates to represent the Republican and Democratic parties. That is a function of the parties and not a function that should be paid for by the taxpayers,” said Senator San Agustin.

Senator Mike San Nicolas believes that the primary is actually a good experience for new candidates. “I actually found the primary election to be a very informative process as a new candidate. You know you kind of go through that primary it gives you that first round of trying to figure out where you stand,” said Senator San Nicolas. The Senator also says the primary allows a candidate to analyze the election data to determine what his or her strengths and weaknesses are.

Vice-Speaker Therese Terlaje said she is concerned about how a last minute elimination of the primary could affect the next election which is just around the corner. “Its 2017. October 2018 is right around the corner. We’ve got a huge election coming up in 2018 and I’m very nervous about changing that particularly in the gubernatorial race at this stage,” said Terlaje. The Vice-Speaker also said she’s not confident that the parties are even prepared to hold their own primaries or determine for themselves who will represent them in the general election. “I think that the possibility that this leaves open and I think it’s very possible between now and the election that the parties develop a different system that nobody knows about right now and I guess that’s my concern. I would like to know what exactly we are getting ourselves into for the 2018 election which is right around the corner,” said Terlaje adding, “I think what was being implied is that there was a danger there depending on who controls the party at the time will select their own candidates and not really be open to the fact that perhaps other candidates within their own party who are not favorably viewed by the party chair or the controlling committee right will then not have that opportunity to proceed forward. However, the argument by the author of this bill there is the provision within the law or at least this proposed measure to allow candidates to run as independents and that in itself I think has merit.”

Bill 45 was placed in the voting file.

READ THE FULL LEGISLATIVE REPORT ON SESSION BELOW:

34TH GUAM LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEE ON RULES
ISSUES SESSION UPDATE
October 25, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Hagåtña, Guam)— Senator Régine Biscoe Lee, Chairperson of the Committee on Rules, reports that during
today’s Session, Senators of the 34th Guam Legislature discussed on the items listed below. Session will resume
Friday, October 27. 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

LEGISLATIVE CONCURRENCE:
 The nomination of Angelina-Marie Cruz to serve as a Social Worker Member of the Guam Board of Social Work
with the recommendation to do confirm. *Moved to the Voting File – 10/23/17
 The nomination of Joo H. Ko to serve as a Member of the Department of Parks and Recreation Board of
Commissioners with the recommendation to do confirm. *Moved to the Voting File – 10/23/17
 The nomination of Dr. Ricardo M. Terlaje to serve as a Member of the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority Board of
Trustees with the recommendation to do confirm.
*Moved to the Voting File – 10/23/17
 The nomination of Ramon T. Topasna to serve as a Member of the Department of Parks and Recreation Board of
Commissioners with the recommendation to do confirm. *Moved to the Voting File – 10/23/17
 The nomination of Melissa Y. Waibel to serve as a General Member of the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority
Board of Trustees with the recommendation to do confirm. *Moved to the Voting File – 10/23/17
SECOND READING FILE
 Bill No. 42-34 (COR) – Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr., Joe S. San Agustin
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 53 TO DIVISION 2, TITLE 11, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, AND A NEW §23111(p)
TO TITLE 7, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE GUAM ABLE SAVINGS PROGRAM,
PROVIDING TAX EXEMPT BANK ACCOUNTS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND EXEMPTING THEM FROM
EXECUTION. *Sent back to Committee – 10/25/17
 Bill No. 45-34 (COR) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor; and amended by the Committee on General
Government Operations and Federal, Foreign, and Regional Affairs. – Joe S. San Agustin
AN ACT TO REPEAL § 1107 OF CHAPTER 1, RELATIVE TO DELETING THE DEFINITION OF PRIMARY FROM THE
ELECTIONS LAW; TO REPEAL §§ 3102(c)(1), 3102(c)(2), and 3102(c)(3) OF CHAPTER 3, RELATIVE TO SEVENTEEN
YEAR OLDS VOTING IN PRIMARIES; TO REPEAL § 3107(b) OF CHAPTER 3, RELATIVE TO THE PROHIBITION ON “FLYING
VOTERS” BETWEEN THE PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTIONS; TO REPEAL CHAPTER 15 IN ITS ENTIRETY, RELATIVE TO
THE CONDUCT OF PRIMARY ELECTIONS; TO AMEND § 17101(g) OF CHAPTER 17, RELATIVE TO DELETING THE
DEFINITION OF PRIMARY FROM THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES LAW; TO AMEND §§
17113(a) AND (b) OF CHAPTER 17, RELATIVE TO DELETION OF PRIMARY FROM AGGREGATE CONTRIBUTIONS
REGARDING ELECTION CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES LAW; TO AMEND § 17116 OF CHAPTER 17,
Senator Thomas C. Ada,
Vice Chairperson
Speaker Benjamin J.F. Cruz,
Member
Vice Speaker Therese M. Terlaje,
Member
Senator Frank B. Aguon, Jr.,
Member
Senator Telena C. Nelson,
Member
Senator Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.,
Member
Senator Joe S. San Agustin,
Member
Senator Michael F.Q. San Nicolas,
Member
Senator James V. Espaldon,
Member
Senator Mary Camacho Torres,
Member
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RELATIVE TO DELETION OF PRIMARY FROM PRELIMINARY REPORTS REGARDING ELECTION CAMPAIGN
CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES LAW; TO REPEAL § 17118(a) OF CHAPTER 17, RELATIVE TO REPEAL OF
PRIMARY FROM FINAL AND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORTS REGARDING ELECTION CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND
EXPENDITURES LAW; TO AMEND § 17118(b) OF CHAPTER 17, RELATIVE TO AMENDMENT TO INDICATE MATERIAL TO
BE REPORTED IN FINAL AND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORTS REGARDING ELECTION CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND
EXPENDITURES LAW; AND TO AMEND § 2109 OF CHAPTER 2, TITLE 4, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO
REMOVING REFERENCE TO PRIMARY IN PROHIBITION ON HIRING AFTER AN INCUMBENT LOSES AN ELECTION; ALL
SECTIONS OF TITLE 3, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED AND RELATIVE TO REMOVING THE PRIMARY ELECTION.
*Moved to the Third Reading File – 10/25/17
 Bill No. 56-34 (COR) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor; and substituted by the Committee. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO TRANSFER TITLE OF OWNERSHIP OF LOT NO. 7054-1 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF YIGO RESERVED FOR THE
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS TO THE CHAMORRO LAND TRUST COMMISSION; AND TO TRANSFER
ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF LOT NO. 7054-4 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF YIGO RESERVED FOR THE GUAM
POLICE DEPARTMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. *Moved to the Third Reading File – 10/23/17
 Bill No. 92-34 (COR) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor. – Mary Camacho Torres
AN ACT TO AMEND § 1105 OF CHAPTER 1, TITLE 2, AND AMEND § 5101 OF CHAPTER 5, TITLE 3, AND AMEND § 6102
OF CHAPTER 6, TITLE 3, AND AMEND § 15108 OF CHAPTER 15, TITLE 3, ALL OF GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE
TO EXTENDING THE LEGISLATIVE TERM FROM TWO TO FOUR YEARS, PRESCRIBING TERM LIMITS FOR SENATORS, AND
ESTABLISHING THE CORRESPONDING ELECTION CYCLE FOR THE GUAM LEGISLATURE. *Passed on File – 10/23/17
 Bill No. 108-34 (COR) As substituted and amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture and
Procurement Reform. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO RESCIND ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF LOT 1, BLOCK 14 OF TRACT 2831, MUNICIPALITY OF
TALOFOFO, GRANTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND MANAGEMENT UNDER THE LAND FOR THE LANDLESS
PROGRAM, AND TO VEST ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION TO THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR OF TALOFOFO AND THE
TALOFOFO MUNICIPAL PLANNING COUNCIL; AND TO AUTHORIZE SAID MUNICIPAL ENTITY TO ENTER A
PARTNERSHIP WITH A NON-GOVERNMENT NOT-FOR-PROFIT SPORTS ORGANIZATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF
CONSTRUCTING A RECREATIONAL SPORTS FACILITY THEREIN. *Moved to the Third Reading File – 10/23/17
 Bill No. 116-34 (COR) – FRANK B. AGUON, JR.
AN ACT TO AMEND § 61670 OF SUBARTICLE 6 AND § 61610 OF SUBARTICLE 1, BOTH OF ARTICLE 6, CHAPTER 61,
TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; AND TO AMEND SUBSECTIONS (z) AND (aa) OF § 61103 OF ARTICLE 1,
CHAPTER 61, TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE
ZONING AND SIGNAGE LAWS. *Moved to the Third Reading File – 10/23/17
 Bill No. 132-34 (COR) As substituted by the Committee on Appropriations and Adjudication. – Dennis G.
Rodriguez, Jr.
AN ACT RELATIVE TO IMPROVING EFFICIENCY IN PROGRAM OPERATIONS AND EXPANDING HEALTHCARE ACCESS
TO THE GUAM MEDICAID PROGRAM BY PURSUING A SECTION 1115 WAIVER UNDER 42 U.S.C. §1315
THEREBYAUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MANAGED CARE PILOT PROGRAM TO BE KNOWN AS “THE HEALTH
CARE PARA TODU PLAN.” *Moved to the Third Reading File – 10/24/17
 Bill No. 138-34 (COR) As substituted by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture and Procurement
Reform. – Tommy A. Morrison
AN ACT TO AMEND § 61542 OF CHAPTER 61, DIVISION 2, TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE
REGULATION OF POLITICAL SIGNS. *Moved to the Third Reading File – 10/24/17
 Bill No. 148-34 (COR) – Louise B. Muña, William M. Castro, Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW § 28205 TO ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 28, TITLE 17, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; RELATIVE TO
ALLOWING MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS TO USE THEIR AWARDS AT THE GUAM COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR THEIR
FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE YEARS. *Moved to the Third Reading File – 10/24/17
 Bill No. 156-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on General Government Operations and Federal, Foreign,
and Regional Affairs. – Mary Camacho Torres
AN ACT TO AMEND §§ 15201 AND 15206, BOTH OF ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 15, TITLE 3, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED,
RELATIVE TO CHANGING THE DATE OF THE PRIMARY ELECTION AND THE DATE OF FILING CANDIDATE NOMINATION
PAPERS. *Moved to the Third Reading File – 10/24/17
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 Bill No. 158-34 (COR) – Mary Camacho Torres
AN ACT TO REPEAL AND REENACT § 3108 AND TO AMEND § 3202, BOTH OF CHAPTER 3, TITLE 19, GUAM CODE
ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO NAMES ON MARRIAGE LICENSES. *Moved to the Third Reading File – 10/24/17
 Bill No. 161-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement
Reform. – Joe S. San Agustin, Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr., William M. Castro
AN ACT TO RESCIND ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF LOT NO. 5173-NEW-2-R2, KNOWN AS THE TAMUNING
MULTI-PURPOSE FIELD, AND A PORTION OF LOT NO. 5173-NEW-3, GRANTED TO THE CHAMORRO LAND TRUST
COMMISSION LANDS INVENTORY, AND TO VEST THE OFFICE OF THE TAMUNING-TUMON-HARMON MAYOR WITH
ADMINSITRATIVE JURISDICTION OF THE SAME. *Moved to the Third Reading File – 10/25/17
 Bill No. 170-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement
Reform. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AMEND § 71101(c) OF CHAPTER 71, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO DESIGNATING,
SPECIFYING, AND DELINEATING THE AREA FOR THE NORTHERN SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT AND THE
SOUTHERN SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT. *Moved to the Third Reading File – 10/24/17
 Bill No. 172-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement
Reform. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE THIRTY-FOUR THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWELVE DOLLARS ($34,312) FROM THE
CHAMORRO LAND TRUST SURVEY AND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND TO THE CHAMORRO LAND TRUST COMMISSION FOR
THE REIMBURSEMENT OF LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS ON CLTC LEASED LOT 11, BLOCK 2, TRACT 10314,
MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO, WHICH IS BEING VOLUNTARILY SURRENDERED BY A CLTC LESSEE.
*Moved to the Third Reading File – 10/24/17
 Bill No. 175-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Culture and Justice. – Therese M. Terlaje
AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT GUAM’S FAMILY VIOLENCE LAWS ARE ENFORCEABLE AND THAT FAMILY VIOLENCE CASES
ARE SUCCESSFULLY PROSECUTED BY AMENDING § 30.10 OF CHAPTER 30, TITLE 9, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED.
*Moved to the Third Reading File – 10/24/17
 Bill No. 200-34 (COR) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AMEND §51A117 AND TO ADD A NEW §51A118, §51A119, §51A120; AND §51A121 TO
CHAPTER 51A, BOTH OF TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; AND TO AMEND §4403(f) OF ARTICLE 4,
CHAPTER 4 OF TITLE 4 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; AND TO ADD §5117A TO CHAPTER 5 OF TITLE 5 GUAM
CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE TRANSITION OF THE GUAM SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY OUT OF
RECEIVERSHIP. *Moved to the Third Reading File – 10/24/17
THIRD READING FILE
 Bill No. 56-34 (COR) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor; and substituted by the Committee. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO TRANSFER TITLE OF OWNERSHIP OF LOT NO. 7054-1 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF YIGO RESERVED FOR THE
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS TO THE CHAMORRO LAND TRUST COMMISSION; AND TO TRANSFER
ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF LOT NO. 7054-4 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF YIGO RESERVED FOR THE GUAM
POLICE DEPARTMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS.
 Bill No. 108-34 (COR) As substituted and amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture and
Procurement Reform; and further amended on the Floor. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO RESCIND ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF LOT 1, BLOCK 14 OF TRACT 2831, MUNICIPALITY OF
TALOFOFO, GRANTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND MANAGEMENT UNDER THE LAND FOR THE LANDLESS
PROGRAM, AND TO VEST ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION TO THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR OF TALOFOFO AND THE
TALOFOFO MUNICIPAL PLANNING COUNCIL; AND TO AUTHORIZE SAID MUNICIPAL ENTITY TO ENTER A
PARTNERSHIP WITH A NON-GOVERNMENT NOT-FOR-PROFIT SPORTS ORGANIZATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF
CONSTRUCTING A RECREATIONAL SPORTS FACILITY THEREIN.
I Mina’trentai Kuåttro Na Liheslaturan Guåhan October 25, 2017
SESSION UPDATE Page 4 of 5
 Bill No. 116-34 (COR) As amended on the Floor. – FRANK B. AGUON, JR.
AN ACT TO AMEND § 61670 OF SUBARTICLE 6 AND § 61610 OF SUBARTICLE 1, BOTH OF ARTICLE 6, CHAPTER 61,
TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; AND TO AMEND SUBSECTIONS (z) AND (aa) OF § 61103 OF ARTICLE 1,
CHAPTER 61, TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE
ZONING AND SIGNAGE LAWS.
 Bill No. 138-34 (COR) As substituted by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture and Procurement
Reform; and amended on the Floor. – Tommy A. Morrison, Thomas C. Ada, Mary Camacho Torres
AN ACT TO AMEND § 61542 OF CHAPTER 61, DIVISION 2, TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE
REGULATION OF POLITICAL SIGNS.
 Bill No. 132-34 (COR) As substituted by the Committee on Appropriations and Adjudication. – Dennis G.
Rodriguez, Jr.
AN ACT RELATIVE TO IMPROVING EFFICIENCY IN PROGRAM OPERATIONS AND EXPANDING HEALTHCARE ACCESS
TO THE GUAM MEDICAID PROGRAM BY PURSUING A SECTION 1115 WAIVER UNDER 42 U.S.C. §1315
THEREBYAUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MANAGED CARE PILOT PROGRAM TO BE KNOWN AS “THE HEALTH
CARE PARA TODU PLAN.”
 Bill No. 148-34 (COR) As amended on the Floor. – Louise B. Muña, William M. Castro, Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW § 28205 TO ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 28, TITLE 17, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; RELATIVE TO
ALLOWING MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS TO USE THEIR AWARDS AT THE GUAM COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR THEIR
FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE YEARS.
 Bill No. 156-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on General Government Operations and Federal, Foreign,
and Regional Affairs. – Mary Camacho Torres
AN ACT TO AMEND §§ 15201 AND 15206, BOTH OF ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 15, TITLE 3, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED,
RELATIVE TO CHANGING THE DATE OF THE PRIMARY ELECTION AND THE DATE OF FILING CANDIDATE NOMINATION
PAPERS.
 Bill No. 158-34 (COR) As amended on the Floor. – Mary Camacho Torres, Régine Biscoe Lee, Therese M. Terlaje,
Louise B. Muña, Telena Cruz Nelson
AN ACT TO REPEAL AND REENACT § 3108 AND TO AMEND § 3202, BOTH OF CHAPTER 3, TITLE 19, GUAM CODE
ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO NAMES ON MARRIAGE LICENSES.
 Bill No. 170-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement
Reform. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AMEND § 71101(c) OF CHAPTER 71, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO DESIGNATING,
SPECIFYING, AND DELINEATING THE AREA FOR THE NORTHERN SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT AND THE
SOUTHERN SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT.
 Bill No. 172-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement
Reform. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE THIRTY-FOUR THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWELVE DOLLARS ($34,312) FROM THE
CHAMORRO LAND TRUST SURVEY AND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND TO THE CHAMORRO LAND TRUST COMMISSION FOR
THE REIMBURSEMENT OF LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS ON CLTC LEASED LOT 11, BLOCK 2, TRACT 10314,
MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO, WHICH IS BEING VOLUNTARILY SURRENDERED BY A CLTC LESSEE.
 Bill No. 175-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Culture and Justice; and further amended on the Floor.
– Therese M. Terlaje, Régine Biscoe Lee, Louise B. Muña, Mary Camacho Torres, Telena Cruz Nelson
AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT GUAM’S FAMILY VIOLENCE LAWS ARE ENFORCEABLE AND THAT FAMILY VIOLENCE CASES
ARE SUCCESSFULLY PROSECUTED BY AMENDING § 30.10 OF CHAPTER 30, TITLE 9, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED.
 Bill No. 200-34 (COR) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor; and substituted and amended on the Floor. – Thomas C.
Ada
AN ACT TO AMEND §51A117 AND TO ADD A NEW §51A118, §51A119, §51A120; AND §51A121 TO CHAPTER 51A,
BOTH OF TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; AND TO AMEND §4403(f) OF ARTICLE 4, CHAPTER 4 OF TITLE 4 GUAM
CODE ANNOTATED; AND TO ADD §5117A TO CHAPTER 5 OF TITLE 5 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE
TRANSITION OF THE GUAM SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY OUT OF RECEIVERSHIP.
I Mina’trentai Kuåttro Na Liheslaturan Guåhan October 25, 2017
SESSION UPDATE Page 5 of 5
 Bill No. 45-34 (COR) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor; and amended by the Committee on General
Government Operations and Federal, Foreign, and Regional Affairs; and substituted on the Floor. – Joe S. San
Agustin
AN ACT TO REPEAL § 1107 OF CHAPTER 1, RELATIVE TO DELETING THE DEFINITION OF PRIMARY FROM THE
ELECTIONS LAW; TO REPEAL §§ 3102(c)(1), 3102(c)(2), and 3102(c)(3) OF CHAPTER 3, RELATIVE TO SEVENTEEN
YEAR OLDS VOTING IN PRIMARIES; TO REPEAL § 3107(b) OF CHAPTER 3, RELATIVE TO THE PROHIBITION ON “FLYING
VOTERS” BETWEEN THE PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTIONS; TO REPEAL CHAPTER 15 IN ITS ENTIRETY, RELATIVE TO
THE CONDUCT OF PRIMARY ELECTIONS; TO AMEND § 17101(g) OF CHAPTER 17, RELATIVE TO DELETING THE
DEFINITION OF PRIMARY FROM THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES LAW; TO AMEND §§
17113(a) AND (b) OF CHAPTER 17, RELATIVE TO DELETION OF PRIMARY FROM AGGREGATE CONTRIBUTIONS
REGARDING ELECTION CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES LAW; TO AMEND § 17116 OF CHAPTER 17,
RELATIVE TO DELETION OF PRIMARY FROM PRELIMINARY REPORTS REGARDING ELECTION CAMPAIGN
CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES LAW; TO REPEAL § 17118(a) OF CHAPTER 17, RELATIVE TO REPEAL OF
PRIMARY FROM FINAL AND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORTS REGARDING ELECTION CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND
EXPENDITURES LAW; TO AMEND § 17118(b) OF CHAPTER 17, RELATIVE TO AMENDMENT TO INDICATE MATERIAL TO
BE REPORTED IN FINAL AND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORTS REGARDING ELECTION CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND
EXPENDITURES LAW; AND TO AMEND § 2109 OF CHAPTER 2, TITLE 4, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO
REMOVING REFERENCE TO PRIMARY IN PROHIBITION ON HIRING AFTER AN INCUMBENT LOSES AN ELECTION; ALL
SECTIONS OF TITLE 3, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED AND RELATIVE TO REMOVING THE PRIMARY ELECTION.
 Bill No. 161-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement
Reform; and further amended on the Floor. – Joe S. San Agustin, Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr., William M. Castro
AN ACT TO RESCIND ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF LOT NO. 5173-NEW-2-R2, KNOWN AS THE TAMUNING
MULTI-PURPOSE FIELD, AND A PORTION OF LOT NO. 5173-NEW-3, GRANTED TO THE CHAMORRO LAND TRUST
COMMISSION LANDS INVENTORY, AND TO VEST THE OFFICE OF THE TAMUNING-TUMON-HARMON MAYOR WITH
ADMINSITRATIVE JURISDICTION OF THE SAME.
VOTING FILE
 The nomination of Angelina-Marie Cruz to serve as a Social Worker Member of the Guam Board of Social Work
with the recommendation to do confirm.
 The nomination of Joo H. Ko to serve as a Member of the Department of Parks and Recreation Board of
Commissioners with the recommendation to do confirm.
 The nomination of Dr. Ricardo M. Terlaje to serve as a Member of the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority Board of
Trustees with the recommendation to do confirm.
 The nomination of Ramon T. Topasna to serve as a Member of the Department of Parks and Recreation Board of
Commissioners with the recommendation to do confirm.
 The nomination of Melissa Y. Waibel to serve as a General Member of the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority
Board of Trustees with the recommendation to do confirm.
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For more information, please contact the Office of Senator Régine Biscoe Lee at
472-3455 or Jean Cordero, Committee on Rules Director at 472-2461or by sending an email to
[email protected]