SESSION DAY 1: 4 Bills Passed, 21 Appointments Approved

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Guam – Rules Committee Chairman Senator  Rory  Respicio reports that that during day 1 of the current Session 4 bills were passed,  10 were moved to the Voting File, 1 was returned to committee. In addition, 1 resolution was also moved to the voting file and  21 executive appointments were  approved.

BILLS PASSED

1. Bill 137‐31 ‐ D.G. Rodriguez, Jr. / T.C. Ada
An act to establish the Administrative Rules and Regulations of the Department of Public Health & Social Services relative to the issuance of sanitary permits, under Article 5 of Chapter 4, Division 1, Title 26, Guam Administrative Rules and Regulations.  

Yea: 12, Nay: 1,  Excused Absence: 2

Note: Senator Frank Blas, Jr. passed three times, which is a ‘no’ vote.

2. Bill No. 117‐31 (COR) – by Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
AN ACT TO APROVE THE PROPOSED RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE  GUAM COMMISSION FOR EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION.

Yea: 13, Nay: 0,  Excused Absence: 2

3. Bill No. 103‐31 (COR) – by v. c. pangelinan
AN ACT TO REPROGRAM $36,673,370  FROM OBJECT CLASS 111 AND 113 FROM  THE  GUAM  DEPARTMENT  OF  EDUCATION  FY  2011  BUDGET  TO OBJECT  CLASS  450  FOR  ONGOING  AND  CONTINUING  CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROJECTS.

Yea: 13, Nay: 0,  Excused Absence: 2

4. Bill No. 142‐31 (COR) – by T. C. Ada
AN  ACT  TO  AMEND  PUBLIC  LAW  30‐216,  RELATIVE  TO  PROVIDING ADDITIONAL  TIME  TO  UTILIZE  FUNDS  FOR  THE  REPAIR  AND MAINTENANCE OF SCHOOL BUSES AND PUBLIC SAFETY VEHICLES AND THE  REALLOCATION  OF  SURPLUS  FUNDS  TO  FUND  PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE ON SCHOOL BUSES.

Yea: 13, Nay: 0, Excused Absence: 2

BILLS MOVED TO THE VOTING FILE

1. Bill  No.  27‐31  (LS)  –  by  R.  J.  Respicio ‐  AN  ACT  TO  REPEAL  AND  REENACT  TITLE  3,  GUAM  CODE ANNOTATED  Chapter  19  §19117  RELATIVE  TO  CAMPAIGN  ADVERTISING,  AND  TO  PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR THOSE IN VIOLATION OF THIS CHAPTER.

2. As  Substituted  Bill  No.  89‐31  (LS)  –  by  A.  A.  Yamashita,  PhD ‐  AN  ACT  TO  ADD  A  NEW  §  4112  TO CHAPTER 4 OF DIVISION 1, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE GUAM EARLY LEARNING COUNCIL FOR GUAMʹS EARLY CHILDHOOD COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEM.

3. Bill No. 97‐31 (COR) – by T. R. Muña‐Barnes, V. A. Ada ‐ AN ACT TO REPEAL AND RE‐ENACT §4502 OF 10GCA  CHAPTER  4A;  TO  ADD  A  NEW  §4510  TO  10GCA  CHAPTER  4A;  AND  TO  AMEND  §  3231  OF 10GCA  CHAPTER  3;  RELATIVE  TO  THE  CONTROL  AND  DISPOSITION  OF  A  DEAD  HUMAN  BODY, AND THE DUTY OF BURIAL.

4. Bill No. 101‐31 (COR) – by V. A. Ada, R. J. Respicio, A. B. Palacios, Sr. ‐ AN ACT TO ADD NEW ITEMS (y) AND (z) TO §89.01, ITEM (i) TO §89.03, AND  ITEMS (g), (h), (i) §89.05 ALL OF CHAPTER 89 OF 9GCA RELATIVE TO LIMITING ACCESS AND REGULATING THE USE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING WEB SITES, INSTANT MESSAGING AND CHAT ROOMS BY REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS.

5. As Substituted Bill No. 102‐31 (COR) ‐ V. A. Ada, R. J. Respicio, A. B. Palacios, Sr. ‐ AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §89.13 TO CHAPTER 89 OF 9 GCA RELATIVE TO THE E‐MAIL ADDRESSES OF REGISITERED SEX OFFENDERS.

6. Bill No. 106‐31(COR) – by T. R. Muña Barnes, B. J.F. Cruz ‐ AN ACT TO AMEND §3202(j) TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 19 GCA RELATIVE TO THE PAYMENT FOR SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGE BY A MAYOR OR  VICE MAYOR.

7. Bill No. 116‐31 (COR) – by T. R. Muña‐Barnes, v. c. pangelinan, Benjamin J.F. Cruz ‐ AN ACT TO APPROVE THE LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAM AND THE GUAM NATIONAL TENNIS FEDERATION.

8. Amended  Bill  No.  122‐31  (LS)  –  by  A.  B.  Palacios,  Sr. ‐  AN  ACT  TO  INCREASE  THE  PENALTIES  FOR DRIVERS WHO DISREGARD THE SAFETY OF SCHOOL CHILDREN ENTERING OR EXITING SCHOOL BUSES BY ADDING A NEW (d) TO §3336 OF CHAPTER 3, TITLE 16 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED.

9. Bill  No.  126‐31  (LS)  –  by  V.  Anthony  Ada  ‐  AN  ACT  TO  AMEND  §8103  OF  5GCA  RELATIVE  TO ALLOWING THE RECORDING OF OPEN MEETINGS.

10. Amended Bill No. 152‐31(COR) – by Adolpho B. Palacios, Sr. ‐ AN  ACT  TO  AMEND  §§77109,  77110.1 THROUGH 77110.4, OF ARTICLE 1, TITLE 10 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, AND TO REPEAL §77110.5 OF THIS  ARTICLE  RELATIVE  TO  THE  QUALIFICATION  REQUIREMENTS  FOR  UNIFORMED MANAGEMENT POSITIONS WITHIN THE GUAM POLICE DEPARTMENT.

BILL RETURNED TO COMMITTEE

1. Bill No. 49‐31 (COR) – by B. J.F. Cruz, D. G. Rodriguez, Jr. ‐ AN ACT TO AMEND §70116 OF TITLE 22, GUAM  CODE  ANNOTATED,  RELATIVE  TO  EXPANDING  THE  GUAM  CONTRACTOR’S  LICENSE BOARD’S AUTHORITY TO REVOKE, SUSPEND, AND RENEW A CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE SUBJECT TO THE  CONTRACTOR’S  FINANCIAL  STANDING  WITH  GOVERNMENT  AGENCIES  THAT  PROVIDE HEALTHCARE SERVICES TO A CONTRACTOR’S NON‐IMMIGRANT TEMPORARY WORKERS.

NOTE:  Returned to the Committee on Human Resources, at the request of the sponsor.

RESOLUTION MOVED TO VOTING FILE

Resolution No. 24‐31 (COR) – by a. a. Yamashita, Ph.D. ‐ Relative to ensuring that the health, safety and quality of life of Guam’s community is preserved by requesting the Joint Region Marianas to implement noise mitigation measures to reduce the impact of military aircraft activities.

CONFIRMATION OF EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS

1. Dr.  Gayle  F.  Hendricks  to  serve  as  a  member  of  the  Guam  Commission  for  Educator  Certification.

Yea: 13, Nay: 0, Excused Absence: 2

2. Ms. Amanda L.G. Santos to serve as a member of the Chamorro Land Trust Commission.

Yea: 13, Nay: 0, Excused Absence: 2

3. Ms. Beatrice P. Limtiaco to serve as a member of the Guam Land Use Commission.

Yea: 13, Nay: 0, Excused Absence: 2

4. Mr. David E. Silva to serve as a member of the Guam Banking and Insurance Board.  

Yea: 13, Nay: 0, Excused Absence: 2

5. Mr. Martin Benavente to serve as President of the Guam Housing Corporation.  

Yea: 13, Nay: 0, Excused Absence: 2

6. Mr. Tomas L.G. Flores to serve as a member of the Guam Housing Corporation Board of Directors.  

Yea: 13, Nay: 0, Excused Absence: 2

7. Mr. John T. Calvo to serve as a member of the Hagatña Restoration & Redevelopment.  

Yea: 13, Nay: 0, Excused Absence: 2

8. Mr. John M. Rupley to serve as a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission.  

Yea: 13, Nay: 0,  Excused Absence: 2

9. Mr. Ramon T. Topasna to serve as a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission.  

Yea: 13, Nay: 0,  Excused Absence: 2

10. Mr. Joo H. Ko to serve as a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission.  

Yea: 13, Nay: 0, Excused Absence: 2

11. Ms.  Jenevieve  Sablan  Ooka  to  serve  as  a  member  of  the  Guam  Council  on  the  Arts  &  Humanities Agency Board of Directors.  

Yea: 13, Nay: 0, Excused Absence: 2

12. Mr. Wilfred G. Aflague to serve as Director of the Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse.

Yea: 12, Nay: 1, Excused Absence: 2 (Note: Vice Speaker BJ Cruz passed three times, which is a ‘no’ vote.)

13. James W. Gillan to serve as Director of the Department of Public Health And Social Services.  

Yea: 13, Nay: 0, Excused Absence: 2

14. Mr. Albert Gurusamy to serve as member, Guam Memorial Hospital Authority Board of Trustees.  

Yea: 13, Nay: 0,  Excused Absence: 2

15. Dr. Reynald T. Lim to serve as a member of the Guam Board of Medical Examiners.  

Yea: 13, Nay: 0,  Excused Absence: 2

16. Mr. Michael T. Limtiaco to serve as a member of the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority Board of Trustees.  

Yea: 13, Nay: 0,  Excused Absence: 2

17. Ms. Christine M. Rosario to serve as a member of the Council on Mental Health & Substance Abuse.

Yea: 13, Nay: 0,  Excused Absence: 2

18. Dr. Edna V. Santos to serve as a member of the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority Board of Trustees.

Yea: 13, Nay: 0,  Excused Absence: 2

19. Ms.  Frances  Taitague‐Mantanona  to  serve  as  a  member  of  the  Guam  Memorial  Hospital  Authority Board of Trustees.  

Yea: 13, Nay: 0,  Excused Absence: 2

20. Dr.  Ricardo  M.  Terlaje  to  serve  as  a  member  of  the  Guam  Memorial  Hospital  Authority  Board  of Trustees.  

Yea: 13, Nay: 0,  Excused Absence: 2 (Note: Vice Speaker BJ Cruz voted no.)

21. Mr. Lee P. Webber to serve as a member of the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority Board of Trustees.

Yea: 13, Nay: 0,  Excused Absence: 2 (Note: Speaker Won Pat and Senator Ben Pangelinan voted no.)

NOTE: Dr. Kia Rahmani to serve as a member of the Guam Board of Medical Examiners was not moved to the Voting File, therefore, remains on the Legislative Concurrence File.