Senators Pass Bill to Raise Smoking Age to 21

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They also passed a series of bills by Senator Frank Aguon Jr. to provide money to GPD for overtime payments and other prior year obligations.

Guam – Lawmakers have passed a bill to raise the legal smoking age to 21.

 

 Shortly before news time Senators voted and passed the youth protection act with a vote of 9-6. If the Governor signs the bill into law it will mean that you have to be 21 years of age to buy and use tobacco products. They also passed a series of bills by Senator Frank Aguon Jr. to provide money to GPD for overtime payments, vendor payments and court ordered obligations for prior fiscal years as well as a bill to give GPD money for the 3rd cadet cycle.

 

 They also passed a pair of Speaker Judi Won Pat’s bills, first 293 which would deposit escheated funds into the housing trust fund for the first-time homeowner’s assistance program and bill 311 which criminalizes “revenge pornography” Lawmakers also passed bill 30 which would require agencies permitted to retain counsel other than the Attorney General, to hire classified in-house counsel.