Senators pass 7 bills today

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Guam – The following bills passed the legislature this afternoon, according to a news release from Sen. Regine Biscoe Lee’s Committee on Rules.

Bill No. 277-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement. – Thomas C. Ada AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, GOVERNMENT OF GUAM, TO CONDEMN 205± SQUARE METERS IN FEE SIMPLE OF LOT 10, SUBURBAN, MUNICIPALITY OF INARAJAN GUAM; AND TO CONDEMN 777± SQUARE METERS FOR A TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT OF LOT 10, SUBURBAN,
MUNICIPALITY OF INARAJAN, FOR THE ROUTE 4 AJAYAN BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT. *PASSED (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.) – 8/28/18

Bill No. 278-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement Reform. – Thomas C. Ada AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, GOVERNMENT OF GUAM, TO CONDEMN LOT 2143-6R/W, LOT 2143-1-6-R/W, AND LOT 2143-1-5G, MUNICIPALITY OF TAMUNING GUAM, RELATIVE TO THE ROUTE 14B (YPAO ROAD) RECONSTRUCTION AND WIDENING PROJECT. *PASSED (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.) – 8/28/18

Bill No. 299-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement Reform; and further amended on the Floor. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE I MAGAʹLÅHEN GUÅHAN TO EXCHANGE TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE (223) SQUARE METERS OF CHAMORRO LAND TRUST LOT 243-REM IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF SANTA RITA WITH TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE (223) SQUARE METERS OF PRIVATELY OWNED LOT 214-3 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF SANTA RITA TO CORRECT MUTUAL ENCROACHMENTS, AND TO PROVIDE EASEMENT ACCESS TO
CHAMORRO LAND TRUST PROPERTY AND FOR CHAMORRO LAND TRUST LESSEES. *Passed (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.) – 8/28/18

Bill No. 303-34 (COR) – Michael F.Q. San Nicolas AN ACT TO REPEAL § 10103 OF CHAPTER 10, TITLE 4, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, AND TO REPEAL § 5103 OF
PART A, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 2, GUAM ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND REGULATIONS, RELATIVE TO ALLOWING INVESTIGATIVE, INTELLIGENCE, OR SECURITY EMPLOYEES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAM TO BE REPRESENTED BY EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS UNDER THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEE-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS ACT. *PASSED (13 yeas, 1 nay – Senator Fernando B. Esteves; and 1 excused absence – Senator Dennis G.
Rodriguez, Jr.) – 8/28/18

Bill No. 322-34 (COR) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor; and amended on the Floor. – Mary Camacho Torres, B. J.F. Cruz, Régine Biscoe Lee AN ACT TO ADD A NEW SECTION § 31.30(c) TO CHAPTER 31, TITLE 9, AND A NEW ARTICLE 5 TO CHAPTER 13 OF TITLE 19, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING A DEFENSE TO PROSECUTION FOR CHILD ABANDONMENT, AND PROTECTING NEWBORN INFANTS FROM HARM BY PROVIDING A SAFE AND ANONYMOUS MEANS FOR MOTHERS IN DISTRESS TO RELINQUISH THE INFANT TO MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS; TO BE KNOWN AS THE “NEWBORN INFANT SAFE HAVEN ACT.” *PASSED (14 yeas and 1 excused absence –
Senator Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.) – 8/28/18

Bill No. 339-34 (LS) – B. J.F. Cruz, Thomas C. Ada AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1 OF PART 1, CHAPTER XIII, PUBLIC LAW NO. 34-116, RELATIVE TO LIMITING THE
PROHIBITION ON FIRSTQUARTER HIRING TO GOVERNMENT OF GUAM BRANCHES, DEPARTMENTS, AGENCIES AND INSTRUMENTALITIES RECEIVING OPERATIONAL APPROPRIATIONS IN PUBLIC LAW NO. 34-116. *Placed on Session Agenda & Voted on: PASSED (11 yeas, 3 nays – Senator Frank B. Aguon, Jr., Senator
Fernando B. Esteves, Vice Speaker Therese M. Terlaje; and 1 excused absence – Senator Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.) – 8/28/18

Bill No. 340-34 (LS) – B.J.F. Cruz, Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AMEND THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF SECTION 12, CHAPTER XII, PUBLIC LAW NO. 34-116, RELATIVE TO CORRECTING A SCRIVENER’S ERROR PERTAINING TO THE HIRING OF CERTAIN UNCLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES. *Placed on Session Agenda & Voted on: PASSED (12 yeas, 2 nays – Senator Frank B. Aguon, Jr. and Senator Fernando B. Esteves; and 1 excused absence – Senator Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.) – 8/28/18