VIDEO: Session Day Two: 4 Bills Discussed; 3 Moved to Voting File

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Guam – On day two of the current session lawmakers discussed 4 bills.

Among them, Senator Sam Mabini’s Bill 402 which requires QC beneficiaries to establish in-house training programs that consult with locally based experts and to make contributions to an independent training or scholarship fund. The measure was moved to the voting file.

Lawmakers also discussed Vice-Speaker B.J. Cruz’s Bill 419 which would revise the Mini-Hatch Act in line with Federal law to allow GovGuam employees more liberty to support political candidates of their choice. Senator Rory Respicio spoke in support of the measure but offered an amendment saying:

“I don’t think any employee of this government should be using their official authority to influence for the purpose of interfering or affecting the results of an election so my amendment madam speaker is to after the word employee to insert the words in all classes of government services so we’re clear that a director cannot call a general staff meeting and say in this upcoming election i want you to vote for the following candidates.”

Senator Rodriguez’s Bill 421 was also discussed. It would authorize Guam Fire appropriations to be carried over to improve the 911 emergency reporting system. The bill however remains in the second reading file.

READ Senator Respicio’s release in FULL below:

Session Update
3 Bills Moved to Voting File  

(Hagåtña, Guam) – Majority Leader & Committee on Rules Chairman Senator Rory J. Respicio reports that during the second day of this week’s Session, Senators of the 31stGuam Legislature addressed four bills, listed below. 

Session is now in recess and will resume Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 9:00 A.M.

The public can tune in on MCV Channel 13 or GUdTV Channel 21.

BILLS

Bill No. 402‐31 (LS) – by Sam Mabini, Ph.D.
AN ACT TO AMEND §58110 (G), TITLE 12 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED,  CHAPTER 58, RELATIVE  TO  REQUIRING  LOCALLY‐BASED,  LOCALLY‐OWNED  BUSINESSES  AND  SERVICES FOR QUALIFYING CERTIFICATES.

Bill  No.  419‐31  (COR)  –As  Substituted  by  the  Committee  on  Youth,  Cultural  Affair, Procurement, General Government Operations, and Public Broadcasting (B. J.F. Cruz)
AN ACT TO AMEND § 5102, AND § 5103, AND § 5105 OF CHAPTER 5 OF TITLE 4 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; RELATIVE TO AN UPDATE AND REVISION OF APPROVED POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND INVESTIGATIONS BY THE
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.

Bill No. 420‐31 (COR) – by Adolpho B. Palacios, Sr.
AN ACT TO AMEND SUBSECTIONS (j) AND (m) OF §3101, ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 16 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO REQUIREMENTS FOR A GUAM DRIVER’S LICENSE.

THE FOLLOWING BILL WAS DISCUSSED, BUT REMAINS IN 2ND READING FILE:

Bill No. 421‐31 (LS) – by D. G. Rodriguez, Jr., A. B. Palacios, Sr.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE APPROPRIATION CARRY‐OVER PROVISIONS FOR THE GUAM FIRE  DEPARTMENT  FOR  THE  EXPENDITURE  OF  THE  EXPIRED  ENHANCED  911 EMERGENCY  REPORTING  SYSTEM  FUNDS  FOR  THE  SPECIFIC  PURPOSE  OF
CONDUCTING A 2012‐2013 FIRE SUPPRESSION AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES RECRUITMENT CYCLE, ALONG WITH ANY OTHER USE PRESCRIBED IN PUBLIC LAW 25‐55.

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