Session Day 8: Three more bills advance to the voting file

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Guam lawmakers advanced three more bills to the voting file Wednesday where they joined the four other measures already there.

Session won’t resume until Friday morning when lawmakers convene for the annual State of the Judiciary address to be delivered by Chief Justice Philip Carbullido.

Bills Discussed Wednesday and Moved to the Voting File

  1. Bill No. 252-35 (COR) As amended on the Floor. – Amanda L. Shelton, Joe S. San Agustin, William M. Castro, Telena Cruz Nelson, Régine Biscoe Lee, Therese M. Terlaje, Louise B. Muña, Tina Rose Muña Barnes AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY-THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($433,000) FROM THE EARNINGS OF THE UOG HIGHER EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FUND TO THE UNIVERSITY OF GUAM PURSUANT TO §221305 OF ARTICLE 13 OF CHAPTER 22 OF TITLE 5 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED. *Moved to the Voting File – 6.10.20

  2. Bill No. 251-35 (COR) As amended on the Floor. – Amanda L. Shelton, Joe S. San Agustin, Tina Rose Muña Barnes, Telena Cruz Nelson, Therese M. Terlaje, Régine Biscoe Lee, Louise B. Muña, William M. Castro AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE TWO HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY DOLLARS AND SEVENTY CENTS ($238,190.70) FROM THE GCC ENDOWMENT FUND SERIES 2001 B TO THE GUAM COMMUNITY COLLEGE PURSUANT TO §221306 OF ARTICLE 13 OF CHAPTER 22 OF TITLE 5 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020. *Placed on Session Agenda and Moved to the Voting File – 6.10.20

  3. Bill No. 367-35 (LS) As amended in the Committee of the Whole. – Amanda L. Shelton, Tina Rose Muña Barnes, Telena Cruz Nelson, Régine Biscoe Lee, Jose “Pedo” Terlaje, Kelly Marsh (Taitano), PhD, Sabina Flores Perez, Joe S. San Agustin, William M. Castro AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ALLOCATION OF PAYMENTS TO ELIGIBLE GUAM RESIDENTS DURING THE STATE OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, TO BE KNOWN AS THE ‘AYUDA I MANGAFA’ HELP FOR FAMILIES PROGRAM.’ *Placed on Session Agenda, Resolved into the Committee of the Whole; and Moved to the Voting File – 6.10.20

Bills Already in the Voting File

  1. Bill No. 241-35 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Heritage and the Arts, Parks, Guam Products, Hagåtña- Revitalization, Self-Determination, and Regional Affairs; and further amended on the Floor. – Kelly Marsh (Taitano), PhD, Jose “Pedo” Terlaje, Tina Rose Muña Barnes, Telena Cruz Nelson, Clynton E. Ridgell AN ACT TO ADD A NEW § 72110 TO CHAPTER 72, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO
    CREATING AND IMPLEMENTING A RIP CURRENT AND HIKING SAFETY AWARENESS PROGRAM AND OUTREACH PLAN.
  1. Bill No. 214-35 (LS) As substituted and amended on the Floor. – Mary Camacho Torres,        Telena Cruz Nelson, Tina Rose Muña Barnes, Régine Biscoe Lee AN ACT TO ADD A NEW      ARTICLE 5 TO CHAPTER 48, TITLE 21 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO        PROVIDING LEASE PROTECTIONS FOR TENANTS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF FAMILY                  VIOLENCE, CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT, OR STALKING; AND TO FURTHER CITING THIS      ACT AS THE “GUAM SAFE HOUSING ACT OF 2020.”

  2. Bill No. 323-35 (COR) As amended on the Floor. – Joe S. San Agustin, Tina Rose Muña        Barnes, Régine Biscoe Lee, Telena Cruz Nelson, Amanda L. Shelton, Clynton E. Ridgell,        Kelly Marsh (Taitano), Ph.D., Louise Borja Muña, Jose ‘Pedo’ Terlaje, William M. Castro,        Mary Camacho Torres, Telo T. Taitague AN ACT TO AMEND § 26203.2 OF ARTICLE 2,            CHAPTER 26, TITLE 11, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO PROVIDING LIMITED          EXEMPTIONS TO SMALL BUSINESSES UNDER THE “DAVE SANTOS SMALL BUSINESS          ENHANCEMENT ACT” TO MITIGATE IMPACTS RESULTING FROM THE COVID-19                    PANDEMIC.

  3. Bill No. 366-35 (LS) As substituted; and amended on the Floor. – Jose “Pedo” Terlaje,          Tina Rose Muña Barnes AN ACT TO REPEAL AND REENACT § 4301(a) AND §4302(c)(2),      BOTH OF ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 4, TITLE 4, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED TO ALLOW CHOICE      FOR SUBSCRIBERS THAT PARTICIPATE IN THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAM HEALTH                  INSURANCE CONTRACT.

Move to the Bottom of the Second Reading File:

  1. Bill No. 162-35 (COR) As substituted by the Committee on Health, Tourism, Historic            Preservation, Land, and Justice. – Mary Camacho Torres AN ACT TO ADD A NEW                SUBSECTION (b)(5) TO § 4303 AND A NEW SUBSECTION (e) TO § 4305, AND TO
    AMEND § 4308, OF ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 4, TITLE 19, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED,                RELATIVE TO TERMINATING THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP OF A PARENT WHO IS        FOUND BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE TO HAVE COMMITTED THE OFFENSE OF      CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT AGAINST THE OTHER PARENT RESULTING IN THE                  CONCEPTION OF THE CHILD. *Placed on Session Agenda and Moved to bottom of      the Second Reading File – 6.10.20

Withdrawn:

  1. Bill No. 9-35 (LS) – James C. Moylan AN ACT TO REPEAL SECTION 2 OF PUBLIC LAW 34      – 116 AND TO AMEND § 26202 (a), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), (j), (j1), AND (j2) OF        CHAPTER 26, TITLE 11 , GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO REDUCING THE
    BUSINESS PRIVILEGE TAX FROM FIVE PERCENT (5%) TO FOUR PERCENT (4%).                  *Placed on Session Agenda and Bill withdrawn – 6.10.20