SESSION Day 1 – Veto of Bill #413 Overridden; Bill #409 Defeated, Again

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Guam – During the morning of Day 1 of the December Session, Legislative Majority Leader Senator Rory Respicio reports that the Governor’s veto of Bill # 413 was successfully overridden on a 10-3 vote, that is the election reform bill.

And a second vote taken on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, Bill #409, but it was defeated by a vote of 6-7.

28 others bills were also discussed and moved to the 3rd Reading File or left in the 2ed Reading File. And 5 people were confirmed to the positions they were nominated for.

READ Senator Respicio’s release in FULL below:

December 11, 2012 3:58PM
For Immediate Release

Session Update
Veto Bill 413 Overridden & 5 Appointments Confirmed

(Hagåtña, Guam) – Majority Leader & Committee on Rules Chairman Senator Rory J. Respicio reports that during this today’s Session, Senators of the 31st Guam Legislature discussed 31 items; overriding veto bill 413 and confirming 5 appointments, listed below. Session is now in recess and resumes on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at 9:00 AM. The public can tune in on MCV Channel 13 or GUdTV Channel 21.

BILLS  

1. Vetoed Bill No. 413‐31(COR) ‐ D. G. Rodriguez, Jr
An act to repeal and reenact Chapters 1 through 20, of Title 3, Guam Code Annotated [Elections].
*Veto Bill 413 overridden (10 yeas, 3 nays, 2 excused absence) (Sen. Tony Ada, Blas, Silva Taijeron)  

2. Bill  No.  409‐31(COR)  –  As  Amended  by  the  Committee  on  Public  Safety,  Law  Enforcement  and Judiciary (by F. F. Blas, Jr.)
AN ACT TO ADD CHAPTER 16 17 TO TITLE 19 9 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO ACTS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST AN UNBORN CHILD.  
*Bill 409 Failed Passage (6 yeas, 7 nays, 2 excused absence) (Sen. Tom Ada, Cruz, Guthertz, pangelinan, Respicio, Won Pat, Yamashita)

3. Bill No. 237‐31 (COR) –
As Amended by the Committee on Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Judiciary (V. Anthony Ada)
AN ACT ADD A NEW §70.45 TO CHAPTER 70 OF 9GCA RELATIVE TO BLACKLISTING.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

4. Bill No. 322‐31 (COR) –
By V.A. Ada, C.M. Duenas, R. J. Respicio
AN  ACT  TO  AMEND  §§1103.1  AND  1103.3  OF  CHAPTER  1  OF  4GCA  RELATIVE  TO  EXEMPTING CERTAIN GOVERNMENT VEHICLES FROM LOGO REQUIREMENTS.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

5. Bill No. 352‐31 (COR) ‐ By F. F. Blas, Jr.
AN ACT TO REZONE LOT NO. 10060REM‐4‐1‐1, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO FROM SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE.  
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

6. Bill No. 353‐31 (COR) ‐ By F.F. Blas, Jr.
AN ACT TO REZONE LOT NO. 10060 REM 3‐R3 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO FROM SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File. 

7. Bill No. 354‐31 (COR) ‐ By F.F. Blas, Jr.  
AN ACT TO REZONE LOT NO. 10060‐REM‐3‐1 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO FROM SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

8. Bill No. 355‐31 (COR) ‐ By F.F. Blas, Jr.
AN ACT TO REZONE LOT NO. 10060 REM 3‐2, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO FROM SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

9. Bill No. 356‐31 (COR) ‐ By F.F. Blas, Jr.
AN ACT TO REZONE LOT NO. 10060 REM 3‐3, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO FROM SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File. 

10. Bill No. 357‐31 (COR) – By F.F. Blas, Jr.
AN  ACT  TO  REZONE  LOT  NO.  10060‐REM‐2‐2NEW,  IN  THE  MUNICIPALITY  OF  DEDEDO  FROM SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File. 

11. Bill No. 358‐31 (COR) – By F.F. Blas, Jr.
AN  ACT  TO  REZONE  LOT  NO.  10060  REM2‐1‐R2,  IN  THE  MUNICIPALITY  OF  DEDEDO  FROM SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

12. Bill No. 359‐31 (COR) –
By F.F. Blas, Jr.
AN  ACT  TO  REZONE  LOT  NO.  10060  REM‐2‐2‐1‐R1,  IN  THE  MUNICIPALITY  OF  DEDEDO  FROM SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File. 

13. Bill No. 417‐31 (COR) ‐ by Adolpho B. Palacios, Sr. Aline A. Yamashita, Ph.D.   AN ACT TO ADD A NEW SUBSECTION (m) TO §41103 OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 41 OF TITLE 17, GUAM  CODE  ANNOTATED,  RELATIVE  TO  ESTABLISHING  A  CERTIFICATION  PROGRAM  FOR GOVERNMENT OF GUAM EMPLOYEES IN THE PROVISION OF SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

14. Bill No. 442‐31 (COR) – by F. F. Blas, Jr., M. Silva Taijeron, S. A. Mabini, V. A. Ada, A. A. Yamashita,  C. M. Duenas AN ACT TO DEVELOP AN ECONOMIC INCENTIVE PROGRAM BY ESTABLISHING THE TALOFOFO RIVERWALK PROJECT TO SPUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMS IN SOUTHERN GUAM.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

15. Bill No. 473‐31(COR) – As substituted by the Committee on Utilities, Transportation, Public Works and Veterans Affairs and as further substituted by the Committee on Rules (T. C. Ada) AN ACT TO AMEND §6105(b)(2) AND §6202(a)(1) OF ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 6, OF TITLE 12 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF THE GUAM REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY EXECUTIVE MANAGER POSITION AND MODIFICATIONS TO ESTABLISHED ROUTES, SCHEDULES, FARES AND POLICIES.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

16. Bill No. 494‐31 (COR) – by Aline A. Yamashita, PhD, M. Silva Taijeron, Sam Mabini, PhD
AN  ACT  TO  AMEND  SUBSECTION  3132,  CHAPTER  3,  TITLE  5,  GUAM  CODE  ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO ADDING VETERANS TO THE BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE POLICY.  
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

17. Bill No. 502‐31 (COR) – by R. J. Respicio, T. C. Ada, A.B. Palacios, J. P. Guthertz
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($500,000) FROM THE TOURIST ATTRACTION  FUND  FOR  THE  OPERATIONS  OF  THE  TUMON  PRECINCT  AND  TO  FUND  NEW POLICE POSITIONS.
* Bill Discussed but Remains in 2nd Reading File.

18. Bill  No.  503‐31  (COR)  – 
As  Amended  by  the  Committee  on  Public  Safety,  Law  Enforcement  and Judiciary (Adolpho B. Palacios, Sr.)  AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §34105.2 TO CHAPTER 34 of Title 5, Guam Code Annotated, RELATIVE TO THE TERMINATION OF CHILD SUPPORT.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

19. Bill No. 505‐31 (COR) – by Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.
AN  ACT  TO  ESTABLISH  THE  ADMINISTRATIVE  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  GOVERNING  THE GUAM  PRESCRIPTION  DRUG  MONITORING  PROGRAM  OF  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  PUBLIC HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES, UNDER A NEW ARTICLE 18 OF CHAPTER 4, DIVISION 1, TITLE 26, GUAM ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND REGULATIONS, AND IN CONFORMANCE WITH §67.301(a)
OF  ARTICLE  3  [REGULATION  OF  MANUFACTURE,  DISTRIBUTION  AND  DISPENSING  OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES], CHAPTER 67, TITLE 9, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

20. Bill No. 507‐31 (LS) –
As Amended by the Committee on Rules, Federal, Foreign & Micronesian Affairs and Human & Natural Resources, at the request of the Governor  
AN ACT TO AMEND §4107, §4107.1, §4109,§4109.2 AND §4119 OF CHAPTER 4 OF TITLE 4 GCA, TO REPEAL §4109.1, §4109.5, §4110.1, AND §4111 OF CHAPTER 4 OF TITLE 4 GCA, TO AMEND §6219 OF  CHAPTER 6 OF TITLE 4 GCA,  TO REPEAL §6223 AND §6232 OF CHAPTER 6 OF TITLE 4 GCA, TO AMEND §8137(b) of CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 4 GCAAND TO ADD A NEW SECTION §8174 TO ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 4 GCA.
*Bill Discussed but Remains in 2nd Reading File.

21. Bill No. 510‐31 (COR) –
by Judith P. Guthertz, DPA
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW SECTION 8 TO CHAPTER VIII OF PUBLIC LAW 31‐233 RELATIVE TO THE CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE MAYORS’ COUNCIL OF GUAM.  
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

22. Bill No. 511‐31 (COR) – As Substituted the Committee on Health and Human Services, Senior Citizens, Economic Development, and Election Reform (Aline A. Yamashita, PhD)
AN  ACT  TO  AMEND  SECTION  2950,  REPEAL  AND  REENACT  SECTION  2951,  AMEND  SECTIONS 2952 THROUGH 2954, ADD A NEW SECTION 2954(A), AND AMEND SECTIONS 2955 THROUGH 2960 ALL OF CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE 10, TITLE 10 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO UPDATING THE ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES’ MANDATES.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

23. Bill No. 514‐31 (COR) – by V. C. Pangelinan, J. T. Won Pat, Ed.D., B. J.F. Cruz, T. R. Muña Barnes
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1512.3(a)(2)(B) OF ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 5 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO PRIORITIZING THE PAYMENT OF INCOME TAX REFUND WITH THE REMAINING $18 MILLION OF SERIES B BOND PROCEEDS. *Moved to 3rd Reading File.

24. Bill No. 529‐31 (COR) – As Amended by the Committee on Public Safety, Law Enforcement and Judiciary (Adolpho B. Palacios, Sr.)
AN ACT TO AMEND §66104.2 OF CHAPTER 66, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF CIVILIAN VOLUNTEER POLICE RESERVE OFFICERS.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

25. Bill No. 532‐31 (COR) –
As Substituted by the Committee on Health & Human Services, Senior Citizens, Economic Development, and Election Reform (Judith P. Guthertz, DPA)
AN  ACT  TO  ADD  SUB  SECTIONS  17201.1.,  17212,  17212.1,  17212.2,    17213,  17214,  17214.1,  17214.2, 17214.3 AND 17215;  AND AMEND SUB SECTIONS 17203 AND 17204 OF ARTICLE 2 OF CHAPTER 17, TITLE  3,  GUAM  CODE  ANNOTATED,  RELATIVE  TO  THE  PRESENTATION  OF  INITIATIVE MEASURES.  THIS ACT SHALL BE KNOWN AS THE INITIATIVE REFOR0M AND TRANSPARENCY ACT OF 2012.
* Bill Discussed but Remains in 2nd Reading File.

26. Bill No. 534‐31 (LS) – As Amended by the Author (R. J. Respicio, T. C. Ada, B. J. Cruz)
AN ACT TO REZONE PROPERTY SITUATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO, SPECIFICALLY LOT  10063  REM.  (PORTION  1  AND  PORTION  3),  TOGETHER  CONTAINING  AN  AREA  OF APPROXIMATELY 10,864± SQUARE METERS, BORDERED BY HARMON LOOP ROAD.  
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

27. Bill No. 535‐31 (COR) – By v. c. pangelinan, J. P. Guthertz, DPA, J. T. Won Pat, Ed.D.   
AN ACT TO REPEAL AND RE‐ENACT SECTION 18 OF PUBLIC LAW 31‐229 TO AUTHORIZE THE UNIVERSITY  OF  GUAM  TO  PLEDGE  CERTAIN  REVENUES  AND  ENTER  INTO  INSTALLMENT PURCHASE  AND  SALE  AGREEMENTS  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  REFINANCING  THE  JESUS  AND EUGENIA LEON GUERRERO SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION BUILDING.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

28. Bill No. 538‐31 (COR) – As Substituted by the Author (T. R. Muña Barnes) AN  ACT  TO  APPROVE  THE  TERMS  AND  CONDITIONS  OF  GUAM  ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PROJECT REVENUE BONDS TO FINANCE THE IRONWOOD LADA SENIOR VILLAGE AFFORDABLE MULTIFAMILY RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT; TO AMEND PUBLIC LAW 30‐172 RELATIVE  TO  THE  LADA  ESTATES  PROJECT  ENSURING  DEVELOPMENT  OF  PROJECT  FOR AFFORDABLE  HOUSING  FOR  THE  PEOPLE  OF  GUAM;  AND  TO  AMEND  PUBLIC  LAW  31‐195 RELATIVE TO AFFORDABLE HOMES.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

29. Bill No. 540‐31 (COR) – by D. G. Rodriguez, Jr.
AN  ACT  TO  ADD  THE  PROPOSED  FEE  SCHEDULE  FOR  THE  SYSTEMS  OF  CARE  CHILDREN’S  SERVICES TO ANY EXISTING DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE FEE  SCHEDULE THAT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHD, ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT A.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

30. Bill No. 541 ‐31 (COR) –
by R. J. Respicio, T. C. Ada, B. J.F. Cruz
AN ACT TO REZONE PROPERTY SITUATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO, SPECIFICALLY LOT  10063  REM.  (PORTION  1),  CONTAINING  AN  AREA  OF  APPROXIMATELY  5,432  ±  SQUARE METERS, BORDERED BY HARMON LOOP ROAD.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

RESOLUTION:

Resolution No. 198‐31 (COR) – by F. F. Blas, Jr., M. Silva‐Taijeron
Relative to requesting the Commander, U.S. Naval Base, Guam to change the name of “U.S. Naval Station, Guam” to reflect the cultural history of Guam by renaming it as the “Sumay U.S. Naval Base, Guam.”
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.

APPOINTMENTS CONFIRMED:

1. Cotton, Elmore A. – Member, Board of Equalization (Unanimously confirmed)  
2. Ecube, Cynthia V. – Member, Board of Equalization (Unanimously confirmed)
3. Leon Guerrero, Jillette ‐ Member, Board of Regents, University of Guam (Unanimously confirmed)
4. Sangalang, Dr. Maria Melinda ‐ Member, Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners (Unanimously confirmed)
5. Tanaka, Thomas ‐ Member, Cockpit License Board (Unanimously confirmed)

Committee reports for the above mentioned items can be found on the Guam Legislature’s website at www.guamlegislature.com.   

UNSWORN DECLARATION: ‘I hereby declare that the foregoing is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, under penalty of perjury of the laws of Guam, this declaration being sworn and made in lieu of an affidavit pursuant to Title 6 Guam Code Annotated §4308, at the place and date identified herein.’

Rory J. Respicio

AN  ACT  TO  APPROVE  THE  TERMS  AND  CONDITIONS  OF  GUAM  ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PROJECT REVENUE BONDS TO FINANCE THE IRONWOOD LADA SENIOR VILLAGE AFFORDABLE MULTIFAMILY RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT; TO AMEND PUBLIC LAW 30‐172 RELATIVE  TO  THE  LADA  ESTATES  PROJECT  ENSURING  DEVELOPMENT  OF  PROJECT  FOR
AFFORDABLE  HOUSING  FOR  THE  PEOPLE  OF  GUAM;  AND  TO  AMEND  PUBLIC  LAW  31‐195 RELATIVE TO AFFORDABLE HOMES.
*Moved to 3rd Reading File.