SESSION Day 4 MORNING: 2 Bills Added to Session Agenda and Moved to 3rd Reading File

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Guam – Majority Leader and Rules Committee Chair Senator Rory Respicio reports that during the morning of the fourth day of the current Session,  2 bills, not previously on the Session agenda were added to the agenda and placed in the third reading file.

READ the release from Senator Respicio below: 

May 23, 2013
For Immediate Release
SENATOR RESPICIO ISSUES SESSION UPDATE
(Hagåtña, Guam) Senator Rory J. Respicio, Chairperson of the Committee on Rules, reports that during this morning’s Session, Senators of the 32nd
Guam Legislature discussed listed below. Session will resume this afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

Morning Session- May 23, 2013

BILLS:

1. Bill No. 26-32(COR) – B. J.F. Cruz, V. Anthony Ada, Tina Rose Muna-Barnes
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW § 8107.1 TO CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOATATED; RELATIVE TO MANDATING THE CREATION OF THE ‘GUAM PUBLIC NOTICE WEBSITE’, AMENDING (A) OF §8104 CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 5 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED AND ADDING (C) OF §8104 CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 5 GUAM CODE ANNOATED. *Placed on Session Agenda and Moved to 3rd Reading File

2. Bill No. 105-32(COR) – Judith T. Won Pat Ed.D.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE SUBSIDY PAYMENTS RECEIVED IN CONNECTION WITH QUALIFIED SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION BONDS ISSUE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 58B OF TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED. *Placed on Session Agenda and Moved to 3rd Reading File

Wednesday Session- May 22: 

BILLS:

1. Bill No. 26-32(COR) – B.J.F. Cruz, V. Anthony Ada, T.R. Muña Barnes
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW § 8107.1 TO CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; RELATIVE TO MANDATING THE CREATION OF THE ‘GUAM PUBLIC NOTICE WEBSITE’; AMENDING (A) OF §8104 CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 5 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED AND ADDING (C) OF §8104 CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 5 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

2. Bill No. 79-32(COR) as Amended – Judith T. Won Pat Ed.D.
AN ACT TO AMEND S106911(k) OF CHAPTER 106, TITLE 11, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF DORMANT AND UNCLAIMED BANK ACCOUNT FUNDS FROM THE TREASURER OF GUAM TO THE GUAM HOUSING CORPORATIONS’S HOUSING TRUST FUND. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

3. Bill No. 96-32(COR) – Frank B. Aguon, Jr., T.R. Muña Barnes, B.J.F. Cruz
AN ACT RELATIVE TO EXPANDING THE REPRESENTATION ON THE HAGATNA RESTORATION & REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, TO INCLUDE THE MAYOR OF HAGATNA AND A LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; THROUGH AMENDING §§79301 OF ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 79, TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

RESOLUTIONS:

1. Res. No. 83-32(COR) – T.R. Muña Barnes
Relative to recognizing the many advantages of using alternative, sustainable, and green building materials including timber, both soft and hardwood, thatched plant products, recycled materials both natural and commercially manufactured, to construct sustainable and family-friendly homes, and encouraging local insurers to provide home insurance coverage for housing structures built with such materials. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

Tuesday Session- May 21:

BILLS:

1. Bill No. 59-32(COR) as Amended – Vicente C. Pangelinan
AN ACT TO ADD CHAPTER 162 TO TITLE 11 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT FUNDS ACT, AND TO REPEAL SECTION 106155 OF CHAPTER 106, TITLE 11, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED. *Moved to 3rd
Reading File

2. Bill No. 64-32(COR) as Substituted – Vicente C. Pangelinan
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW ARTICLE2 TO CHAPTER 12, DIVISION 2, TITLE 22 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE LICENSING OF SERVICE CONTRACTS SOLD ON GUAM. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

3. Bill No. 79-32(COR) as Amended – Judith T. Won Pat Ed.D.
AN ACT TO AMEND S106911(k) OF CHAPTER 106, TITLE 11, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF DORMANT AND UNCLAIMED BANK ACCOUNT FUNDS FROM THE TREASURER OF GUAM TO THE GUAM HOUSING CORPORATIONS’S HOUSING TRUST FUND. *Still in Discussion

Monday Session – May 20:

BILLS:

1. Bill No. 42-32(COR) – Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR TO CHARGE THIRD PARTY PAYERS, FIRST, FOR SERVICES PROVIDED TO INDIVIDUALS WHO QUALIFY UNDER ANY WELFARE PROGRAM (MEDICAID, MEDICALLY INDIGENT PROGRAM, ETC.) BY ADDING A NEW ARTICLE 12 TO CHAPTER 2, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED. *Discussion Suspended

2. Bill No. 69-32(COR) as Substituted by the Committee on General Government Operations and Cultural Affairs -T.C. Ada, B.J.F. Cruz, R.J. Respicio
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW SECTION §5351 TO CHAPTER 5 OF 5 GCA, RELATIVE TO THE DURATION OF COMMERCIAL LEASES FOR PUBLIC REAL PROPERTY AND RELATED FACILITIES. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

RESOLUTIONS:

1. Resolution 42-32(COR) – Aline A. Yamashita, Ph.D.
Relative to fully supporting HR 91 introduced by Congresswoman Donna Christensen, Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo and Congressman Faleomavarga to extend the supplemental security income benefits program to Guam, the United States Virgin Islands and America Samoa, and extending Dångkolo Na Si Yuʹos Maʹåseʹ to the Representatives for advocating for their people with disabilities. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

APPOINTMENTS:

1.Mr. Joseph M. McDonald – Member, Public Utilities Commission *Moved to Voting File
2. Ms. Virginia Yasuhiro – Member, Council on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (AKA The Advisory Council”) *Moved to Voting File

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  

******************SESSION AGENDA********************

READ the SESSION AGENDA below: 

Added to the Session Agenda on Thursday, May 23,  Day 4 of the Session

1. Bill No. 26-32(COR) – B. J.F. Cruz, V. Anthony Ada, Tina Rose Muna-Barnes
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW § 8107.1 TO CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOATATED; RELATIVE TO MANDATING THE CREATION OF THE ‘GUAM PUBLIC NOTICE WEBSITE’, AMENDING (A) OF §8104 CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 5 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED AND ADDING (C) OF §8104 CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 5 GUAM CODE ANNOATED. *Placed on Session Agenda and Moved to 3rd Reading File

2. Bill No. 105-32(COR) – Judith T. Won Pat Ed.D.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE SUBSIDY PAYMENTS RECEIVED IN CONNECTION WITH QUALIFIED SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION BONDS ISSUE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 58B OF TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED. *Placed on Session Agenda and Moved to 3rd Reading File

BILLS placed on the Session Agenda by the Rukles Committee Friday May 17:

1. Bill No. 42-32 (COR) – D.G. Rodriguez, Jr.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR TO CHARGE THIRD PARTY PAYERS, FIRST, FOR SERVICES PROVIDED TO INDIVIDUALS WHO QUALIFY UNDER ANY WELFARE PROGRAM (MEDICAID, MEDICALLY INDIGENT PROGRAM, ETC.) BY ADDING A NEW ARTICLE 12 TO CHAPTER 2, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED.

2. Bill No. 59-32(COR) – V.C. Pangelinan
AN ACT TO ADD CHAPTER 162 TO TITLE 11 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT FUNDS ACT, AND TO REPEAL SECTION 106155 OF CHAPTER 106, TITLE 11, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED.

3. Bill No. 64-32(COR) – V.C. Pangelinan
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW ARTICLE 2 TO CHAPTER 12, DIVISION 2, TITLE 22 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE LICENSING OF SERVICE CONTRACTS SOLD ON GUAM.

4. Bill No. 69-32(COR) as Substituted by the Committee on General Government Operations and Cultural Affairs –T.C. Ada
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW SECTION §5351 TO CHAPTER 5 OF 5 GCA, RELATIVE TO THE DURATION OF COMMERCIAL LEASES FOR PUBLIC REAL PROPERTY AND RELATED FACILITIES.

5. Bill No. 79-32(COR) as Amended – Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
AN ACT TO AMEND S106911(k) OF CHAPTER 106, TITLE 11, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF DORMANT AND UNCLAIMED BANK ACCOUNT FUNDS FROM THE TREASURER OF GUAM TO THE GUAM HOUSING CORPORATIONS’S HOUSING TRUST FUND.

6. Bill No. 95-32(COR) – Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D., T.R. Muna- Barnes, R.J. Respico
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE THE SUM OF THREE MILLION ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($3,100,000.00) ESCHEATED TO THE GENERAL FUND, PURSUANT TO §21116 OF CHAPTER 21, DIVISION 2, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUPPORTING UNFUNDED GOVERNMENT OF GUAM OBLIGATIONS.

7.  Bill No. 96-32(COR) – Frank B. Aguon, Jr., T.R. Muna Barnes, B.J.F. Cruz
AN ACT RELATIVE TO EXPANDING THE REPRESENTATION ON THE HAGATNA RESTORATION & REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, TO INCLUDE THE MAYOR OF HAGATNA AND A LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; THROUGH AMENDING §§79301 OF ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 79, TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED.

8. Bill No. 26-32(COR) – B. J.F. Cruz, V. Anthony Ada, T.R. Muna-Barnes
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW § 8107.1 TO CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOATATED; RELATIVE TO MANDATING THE CREATION OF THE ‘GUAM PUBLIC NOTICE WEBSITE’, AMENDING (A) OF §8104 CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 5 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED AND ADDING (C) OF §8104 CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 5 GUAM CODE ANNOATED.

RESOLUTIONS:

1. Resolution No. 42 -32 (LS) – A. Yamashita,Ph.D.
RELATIVE TO FULLY SUPPORTING HR 91 INTRODUCED BY CONGRESSWOMAN DONNA CHRISTENSEN, CONGRESSWOMAN MADELEINE Z. BORDALLO AND CONGRESSMAN FALEOMAVARGA TO EXTEND THE SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME BENEFITS PROGRAM TO GUAM, THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS AND AMERICA SOMOA, AND EXTENDING DANKULO NA SI YUUS MA’ASE TO THE REPRESENTATIVES FOR ADVOCATING FOR THEIR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

2. Resolution No. 83-32(COR) – T.R. Muna Barnes
RELATIVE TO RECOGNIZING THE MANY ADVANTAGES OF USING ALTERNATIVE, SUSTAINABLE, AND GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS INCLUDING TIMBER, BOTH SOFT AND HARDWOOD, THATCHED PLANT PRODUCTS, RECYCLED MATERIALS BOTH NATURAL AND COMMERCIALLY MANUFACTURED, TO CONSTRUCT SUSTAINABLE AND FAMILY‐FRIENDLY HOMES, AND ENCOURAGING LOCAL INSURERS TO PROVIDE HOME INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR HOUSING STRUCTURES BUILT WITH SUCH MATERIALS.

APPOINTMENTS:

1. • Joseph M. McDonald– Member, Public Utilities Commission
2. • Virginia Yasuhiro – Member, Council on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (AKA “The Advisory Council”)

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