SESSION Day One: 1 Bill Passed, 1 Appointment Confirmed

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Guam – Majority Leader Rory Respicio reports that one bill and one appointment was confirmed during the first day of the March Session Monday.

The bill that was passed is Bill 47 which would require the GovGuam Retirement Fund to to comply with internal revenue code requirements. It was approved on a vote of 14-0 with 1 excused absence. 

The appointment of  Victor F. Cruz to the Guam Land Use Commission was also confirmed by a vote of 12-2 and 1 excused absence.

Bill #30, which would reduce Senatorial salaries from $60-thousand dollars to $55,307 was withdrawn.

READ the release on the first FULL day of Session from Senator Respicio below:

March 25, 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 afternoon’s Session, Senators of the 32nd Guam Legislature discussed five bills listed below. Session will resume tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

Bill No. 30-32 (COR) – Michael T. Limtiaco – AN ACT TO AMEND 2 GCA §1106 (a) AND TO REPEAL 2 GCA §1106 (b), TO REDUCE SENATORS’ SALARIES TO FIFTY-FIVE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SEVEN DOLLARS ($55,307.00) PER ANNUM. *Withdrawn.

Bill No. 06.-32 (LS) – Brant McCreadie – AN ACT TO AMEND §25.15 AND §25.20 OF CHAPTER 25, TITLE 9, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO STRENGTHENING PENALTIES FOR CRIMES INVOLVING CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, WHICH MAY BE CITED AS THE “PREDATOR PREVENTION ACT”. *Moved to 3rd Reading File.

Bill No. 7-32 (COR) – Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D – AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §80105 (i) TO CHAPTER 80 OF TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE TRANSFER OF PROPERTY UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE PORT AUTHORITY OF GUAM TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE GUAM ANCESTRAL LANDS COMMISSION. *Moved to 3rd Reading File.

Bill No. 04-32 (LS) – T.A. Morrison, B.J.F. Cruz, V. Anthony Ada –
AN ACT TO REPEAL AND RE-ENACT ARTICLE 2 OF CHAPTER 20 OF TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOATED RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY. *Suspended on Discussion.

Amended Bill No. 23-32 (COR) – Aline A. Yamashita, Ph.D., Tina Rose Muña-Barnes –
AN ACT TO PLACE THE FORMER AGAT FIRE STATION UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF THE MAYOR’S OFFICE OF AGAT BY AMENDING ITEM (1) OF §40113(B) OF CHAPTER 40, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED. *Suspended on Discussion.

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

READ the release on the MORNING Session from Senator Respicio below:

March 25, 2013
For Immediate Release
SENATOR RESPICIO ISSUES SESSION UPDATE
(Hagåtña, Guam) Senator Rory J. Respicio, Chairperson of the Committee on Rules, reports that during the first day of this week’s Session, Senators of the 32nd Guam Legislature discussed four bills and five executive appointments listed below. One bill was passed and one appointment confirmed. Session will resume at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon.

Bill No. 47-32 (LS) – V.C. Pangelinan – AN ACT TO ADD A NEW SECTION 8103.1 TO ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 8, TITLE 4 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, TO COMPLY WITH INTERNAL REVENUE CODE REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAM RETIREMENT FUND. * PASSED (14 yeas, 1 excused)

Vetoed Bill No. 09-32 (COR) – V.C. Pangelinan – AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §§58148, 58148.1, 58148.2, 58148.3, AND 58149 TO CHAPTER 58 OF TITLE 12, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE QUALIFYING CERTIFICATE REVIEW BOARD, THE QUALIFYING CERTIFICATE ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY WEBSITE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. *Moved to Voting File.

Substituted Bill No. 05-32 (LS) – T.A. Morrison – AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §40128 CHAPTER 40 OF 5GCA RELATIVE TO PLACING THE FORMER FQ SANCHEZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FACILITY UNDER THE JURIDICTION OF THE UMATAC MAYOR’S OFFICE.. *Moved to 3rd Reading File.

Bill No. 04-32 (LS) – T.A. Morrison, B.J.F. Cruz, V. Anthony Ada – AN ACT TO REPEAL AND RE-ENACT ARTICLE 2 OF CHAPTER 20 OF TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOATETED RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF THECHNOLOGY. *Suspended on Discussion.

The appointments addressed included:

• Mr. Victor F. Cruz, Member, Guam Land Use Commission: *CONFIRMED (12 yeas, 2 nays, 1 excused)

 • Ms. Lorilee T. Crisostomo, Director of Department Bureau of Statistics and Plans: *Moved to Voting File.

• Ms. Marcelene Cruz Santos, Member, Council on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (AKA “The Advisory Council”): *Moved to Voting File.

• Mr. Pelagio S. Sardoma, Member, Board of Equalization: *Moved to Voting File.

• Mr. William E. Stanley II, Member, Guam board of Allied Health Examiners: *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 

************************* MARCH SESSION AGENDA ****************************

March Session Agenda

(Hagåtña, Guam) Majority Leader and Rules Chair Senator Rory J. Respicio, announces the following agenda items adopted in this afternoon’s Committee on Rules meeting. Session is scheduled to begin Monday, March 25, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Speaker Antonio R. Unpingco Session Hall. The public is encouraged to tune in on MCV Channel 13 or GUdTV Channel 21.

BILLS

1. Bill No. 47-32(COR) – By V.C. Pangelinan
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW SECTION 8103.1 TO ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 8, TITLE 4 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, TO COMPLY WITH INTERNAL REVENUE CODE REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAM RETIREMENT FUND

2. Bill No. 1-32(LS) – By Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D. Tina Rose Muna‐Barnes
AN ACT RELATIVE TO AUTHORIZING THE GUAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO PROCURE THE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEMS THROUGHOUT GUAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS ALSO KNOWN AS THE SECURE OUR SCHOOLS ACT OF 2013, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

3. Bill No. 4-32(LS) as Substituted – By T.A. Morrison, B.J.F. Cruz, V.Anthony Ada
AN ACT TO REPEAL AND RE-ENACT ARTICLE 2 OF CHAPTER 20 OF TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY.

4. Bill No. 5-32(COR as Substituted – By T.A. Morrison, V. Anthony Ada
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §40128 CHAPTER 40 OF 5GCA RELATIVE TO PLACING THE FORMER FQ SANCHEZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FACILITY UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE UMATAC MAYOR’S OFFICE

5. Bill No. 6-32(COR) as Amended – By Brant McCreadie, D.G. Rodriguez, Jr.
AN ACT TO AMEND §25.15 AND §25.20 OF CHAPTER 25, TITLE 9, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO STRENGTHENING PENALTIES FOR CRIMES INVOLVING CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, WHICH MAY BE CITED AS THE  ‘PREDATOR  PREVENTION ACT‛

6. Bill No. 7-32(COR) – By Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §80105 (i) TO CHAPTER 80 OF TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE TRANSFER OF PROPERTY UNDER THE JURISDICTIONOF PROPERTY UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE PORT AUTHORITY OF GUAM TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE GUAM ANCESTRAL LANDS COMMISSION.

7. Bill No. 23-32(COR) – By Aline A. Yamashita, Ph.D., Tina Rose Muna‐Barnes

AN ACT TO PLACE THE FORMER AGAT FIRE STATION UNDERTHE ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF THE MAYOR’S OFFICE OF AGAT, BY AMENDING ITEM (1) OF §40113(B) OF CHAPTER 40, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED

8. Bill No. 29-32(COR) as Amended – V.C. Pangelinan, B.J.F. Cruz
AN ACT TO ADD §60114.1 AND §60114.2 TO CHAPTER 60 OF 21 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED AND TO AMEND §26203(a), CHAPTER 26, ARTICLE 2 AND TO AMEND §24401(a), CHAPTER 24, ARTICLE 4, ALL OF 11 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO COMPETITIVE EQUALIZATION ACT ON THE LEASING OF GOVERNMENT OF GUAM PROPERTY

9. Bill No. 30-32(COR) – By Michael T. Limtiaco, B.T. McCreadie
AN ACT TO AMEND 2 GCA § 1106 (a) AND TO REPEAL 2 GCA § 1106 (b), TO REDUCE SENATORS’ SALARIES TO FIFTY‐FIVE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SEVEN DOLLARS ($55,307.00)) PER ANNUM

10. Bill No. 31-32(COR) – By V. Anthony Ada
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §5132 TO CHAPTER 5 OF 5GCA RELATIVE TO RETENTION OF PROCUREMENT RELATED EMAIL MESSAGES

11. Bill No. 32-32(COR) – By V. Anthony Ada
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW (e) TO §5008 OF CHAPTER 5 OF 5GCA RELATIVE TO PROHIBITING GOVERNMENT OF GUAM BRANCHES, DEPARTMENTS, AGENCIES AND INSTRUMENTALITIES FROM EXCLUDING LOCAL BUSINESSES FROM THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS

12. Bill No. 41-­32(LS) as Substituted – By F.B. Aguon Jr., B.J.F. Cruz, Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D. , V. Anthony Ada

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 30, TITLE 9 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO STRENGTHENING THE PENALTIES FOR CRIMES OF FAMILY VIOLENCE.


13. Bill No. 43-32(COR) as Substituted – By B.J.F. Cruz, J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW (B) (1) AND (2) TO § 67.801; AND TO ADD A NEW § 67.802 AND § 67.803 TO ARTICLE 8 OF CHAPTER 67 OF TITLE 9 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO STRENGTHENING THE PENALTIES FOR THE POSSESSION, MANUFACTURING, SELLING, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ANY SYNTHETIC CANNABINOID OR SALVIA DIVINORUM.

14. Bill No. 46-32(COR) – By T.R. Muna Barnes
AN ACT TO AMEND A SUBSECTION (c) AND SUBSECTION (h) OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 10, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO THE RIGHT OF INSPECTION

15. Bill No. 54 as Amended – By V.C. Pangelinan, M. San Nicolas
AN ACT AMEND § 511005 AND § 511006 AND TO ADD § 511007 AND § 511008 TO CHAPTER 51 ARTICLE 10 OF 10 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED AND TO ADD § 5120 TO CHAPTER 5 PART B OF 5 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO THE FUND MANAGEMENT OF THE HOST COMMUNITY BENEFITS.

RESOLUTION

1. Resolution No. 58 -32 (COR) – By D.G. Rodriguez, Jr.
Relative to the consideration of Self Advocate in Action (SINA) to become a state self advocacy organization of Guam as recommended by the Guam Developmental Disabilities Council (GDDC) to promote and support the development of leadership and self advocacy among people with developmental disabilities, family members and to the island community.

APPOINTMENTS
1.Mariles Benavente- Member, Council on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
2. Lorilee T. Crisostomo –Director, Bureau of Statistics and Plan
3. Victor F. Cruz- Member, Guam Land Use Commission
4. Marcelene Cruz Santos- Member, Council on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
5. Pelagio S. Sardoma- Member, Board of Equalization
6. William E. Stanley II- Member, Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners
7. Rey M. Vega- Director, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse

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.’

Senator Rory J. Respicio