SESSION Day 6: No Debate on Bond Proposal; Miscellaneous Items in 2012 Budget Discussed


Guam – On the 6th day of the current legislative Session discussion moved on to the miscellaneous items in the proposed 2012 budget.


Debate over the rival bond proposals from the Governor and Budget Committee Chair Senator Ben Pangelinan continued behind closed doors, it was not discussed on the Legislative floor Wednesday.

Instead, Senators this morning spent time disagreeing over an amendment to one of Senator Tom Ada’s amendments having to do with property intended for a new headquarters building for the Guam Power Authority.

Senator Ben Pangelinan proposed placing the property under the Chamorro Land Trust Commission and requiring GPA to pay a fee to the CLTC for it. Senator Ada opposed Pangelinan’s amendment.

Senator Respicio’s report follows:

SESSION UPDATE – – Senators Continue Discussion on Budget Bill

(Hagåtña, Guam) – Majority Leader and Rules Committee Chair Senator Rory J. Respicio reports that senators concluded day seven of discussions on Substitute Bill No. 145‐31, the Fiscal Year 2012 government budget bill.   

This  morning,  senators  continued  through  Chapter  XII  of  Substitute  Bill  No. 145‐31  –  “Miscellaneous  Provisions”  –  the  point  at  which  they  are  able  to propose  amendments  for  miscellaneous  subject  matters  to  be  included  in  the bill, before recessing until 2:00 PM.  Although Session was not reconvened until after  5:00  this  afternoon,  senators  spent  all  day  in  discussion  over  proposed sections for this chapter and other components of this budget bill.

Session resumes at 9:00 AM tomorrow, Wednesday, August 24.