SESSION Morning of Day 5: Won Pat’s Tax Refund Measure Under Discussion; Voting Bills in 3rd Reading File Expected This Afternoon

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Guam – Only one bill was debated this morning on day 5 of the current Session and that was Senator Judi Won Pat’s proposal to require unpaid tax refund checks to be deposited into an “Income Tax Reserve Fund.”

No action was taken on the bill, it remains under discussion.

Late this afternoon, Lawmakers are expected to vote on all the bills that have been moved into the 3rd Reading File.

READ the release from Senator Respicio below:

June 21, 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 item listed below. Session will resume this afternoon at 2pm. 

SESSION Morning of DAY 5: Friday, June 21 

1. Bill No. 100-32(LS) – J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW ITEM (e) TO §21116 OF CHAPTER 21, DIVISION 2, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO REQUIRING THE DEPOSIT OF UNCLAIMED OR UNPAID TAX REFUND CHECKS INTO THE INCOME TAX REFUND RESERVE FUND. *Still in Discussion

SESSION DAY 4:  Thursday, June 20

Bills:

1. Bill No. 107-32(LS) as Substituted – Brant T. McCreadie
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW SECTION TO CHAPTER 80, TITLE 9, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO CREATING A “TWO STRIKES” PROVISION FOR HABITUAL OFFENDERS OF SERIOUS CRIMES. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

2. Bill 97-32(LS) as Amended – D.G. Rodriguez, Jr., T.R. Muña Barnes
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE AVAILABLE FUNDS FROM THE GUAM/TERRITORIAL HIGHWAY FUND TO DESIGNATE AND PRIORITIZE CERTAIN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR FLOOD MITIGATION AND OTHER PURPOSES. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

3. Bill No. 118-32(COR) as Substituted- D.G. Rodriguez, Jr. B.J.F. Cruz, V. Anthony Ada, M.F.Q. San Nicolas, J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D., R. J. Respicio, Brant McCreadie, T.A. Morrison, T.R. Muña Barnes
AN ACT RELATIVE TO ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTROL, TO BE KNOWN AS “THE RESPONSIBLE ALCOHOL SALES AND SERVICE ACT”, BY ADDING NEW §§ 3123, 3124 AND 3125 TO ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 3, 11 GCA; TO AMEND § 3207, AND ADD §§ 3212.1, 3230, 3231, AND 3232 TO ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 3, 11 GCA; TO AMEND 11 GCA §3613; AND, ADD A NEW (h) TO §2105, ADD A NEW (c) TO § 2106, ADD A NEW (c) TO §2107, AND ADD A NEW §2111, ALL OF 3 GAR CHAPTER 2 [ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARD]. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

4. Bill No. 108-32(COR) – T.R. Muña Barnes
AN ACT TO AMEND §§ 44103, 44105, 44108, 44114, and 44115 OF CHAPTER 44, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; AND TO REPEAL §§ 44106 and 44109 OF CHAPTER 44, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; AND TO AMEN §45105 OF CHAPTER 45, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; AND TO AMEND § 51504 OF CHAPTER 51, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE GUAM BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING ACT OF 2010 AND THE POWER OF THE GUAM ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY TO IMPLEMENT THE SAME. *Discussion Suspended

5. Bill No. 138-32 (COR) as Amended – V.C. Pangelinan
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1515(i)(2)(G), ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 5 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO THE REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE GUAM FISHERMEN’S COOPERATIVE. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

Resolution:

1. Resolution No. 127-32(LS) – V.C. Pangelinan
RELATIVE TO PETITIONING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AMEND THE RADIATION EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ACT OF 1990 TO INCLUDE GUAM AND TO IMPROVE AND INCREASE COMPENSATION FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY IONIZING RADIATION. *Moved to 3rd
Reading File

SESSION DAY 3:  Wednesday, June 19

Bills:

1. Bill No. 100-32(LS) – J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW ITEM (e) TO §21116 OF CHAPTER 21, DIVISION 2, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO REQUIRING THE DEPOSIT OF UNCLAIMED OR UNPAID TAX REFUND CHECKS INTO THE INCOME TAX REFUND RESERVE FUND. *Still in Discussion

2. Bill No. 117-32(COR) – T.R. Muña Barnes, J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D., Brant T. McCreadie
AN ACT TO AMEND §§3705 AND 3707 OF ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 16 GCA, RELATIVE TO EXPANDING THE DUTIES OF THE GUAM POLICE DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY ASSISTED POLICING EFFORT (CAPE) VOLUNTEERS TO INCLUDE ENFORCEMENT OF THE HANDBILLING ACT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

3. Bill No. 119-32(COR) as Substituted- V. Anthony Ada, Chris M. Dueñas
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW ARTICLE 2 TO CHAPTER 37 OF 9GCA RELATIVE TO HOME INVASION. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

4. Bill No. 120-32(LS) as Substituted – Frank B. Aguon, Jr., R.J. Respicio, T. C. Ada, A. A. Yamashita, Ph.D., V. Anthony Ada, Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr., B. J.F. Cruz, T. R. Muña Barnes, Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
AN ACT RELATIVE TO HONORING GUAM’S MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE COURAGEOUSLY AND SELFLESSLY SERVED OUR ISLAND PEOPLE AND OUR NATION IN THE WAR ON TERROR AND WHO HAVE MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE, THROUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FALLEN HEROES MONUMENT; THROUGH ADDING A NEW SUBSECTION §79601.2 TO CHAPTER 79, ARTICLE 6, TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

5. Bill No. 123-32(LS) – Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D, D.G. Rodriguez, Jr., T. R. Muña Barnes, R.J. Respicio, Chris M. Dueñas
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE THE SUM OF FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($400,000.00) ESCHEATED TO THE GENERAL FUND, PURSUANT TO §21116 OF CHAPTER 21, DIVISION 2, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND TAXATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING THE AGENCY’S TRANSACTION PROCESSING SYSTEM. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

6. Bill No. 127-32 (LS) – Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D., T. R. Muña Barnes, R.J. Respicio, Chris M. Dueñas
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($100,000.00) ESCHEATED TO THE GENERAL FUND, PURSUANT TO §21116 OF CHAPTER 21, DIVISION 2, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND TAXATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUPPORTING THE OBJECTIVES OF P.L. 31‐ 135, ALSO KNOWN AS THE “CASH ECONOMY ENFORCEMENT ACTOF 2011” *Moved to 3rd Reading File

Resolutions:

1. Resolution No. 135-32(COR) – Chris M. Dueñas, V. Anthony Ada, T.A. Morrison, B.J.F. Cruz, Michael T. Limtiaco, Brant T. McCreadie
RELATIVE TO REQUESTING THE INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION BY GUAM’S DELEGATE TO CONGRESS APPROPRIATING FUNDS FROM THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR AS AN ADDITIONAL PAYMENT TO THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAM FOR  UNREIMBURSED COMPACT IMPACT COSTS FOR THE HOSTING OF CITIZENS OF THE FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

2. Resolution No. 106 -32 (COR) – J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D., T.R. Muña Barnes
RELATIVE TO SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PUBLIC POLICY, INVESTMENT AND OPERATIONAL FRAME WORK FOR ESTABLISHING A SUSTAINABLE AND GREEN CRUISE INDUSTRY IN MICRONESIA WITH GUAM SERVING AS THE REGIONAL HUB. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

SESSION DAY 2:  Tuesday, June 18

1. Bill No. 100-32(LS) – J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW ITEM (e) TO §21116 OF CHAPTER 21, DIVISION 2, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO REQUIRING THE DEPOSIT OF UNCLAIMED OR UNPAID TAX REFUND CHECKS INTO THE INCOME TAX REFUND RESERVE FUND. *Discussion Suspended

2. Bill No. 109-32(COR) as Amended – M.F.Q. San Nicolas, B.J.F. Cruz
AN ACT TO AMEND §26205 OF ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 26, TITLE 11, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO INCREASING THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON THE COLLECTION OF UNPAID BUSINESS PRIVILEGE TAX TO TEN (10) YEARS. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

3. Bill No. 113-32 (COR) as Substituted- T.R. Muña Barnes, F.B. Aguon, Jr., B.J.F. Cruz, J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D., R.J. Respicio
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW SECTION 16 TO CHAPTER X OF PUBLIC LAW 31-233 (GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2013) MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FROM THE TOURIST ATTRACTION FUND (TAF) TO DUK DUK GOOSE, INC. TO COVER PRODUCTION COSTS FOR A CULTURAL CHILDREN’S TELEVISION PROGRAM. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

4. Bill No. 114-32(COR) as Substituted – T.R. Muña Barnes, B.J.F. Cruz, J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D., F.B. Aguon, Jr., R.J. Respicio

AN ACT TO ADD A NEW SECTION 16 TO CHAPTER X OF PUBLIC LAW 31-233 (GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2013) MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FROM THE TOURIST ATTRACTION FUND (TAF) TO HURAO ACADEMY, INC. TO CONTINUE THEIR MISSION IN PROMOTING AND PERPETUATING THE CHAMORU LANGUAGE AND CULTURE. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

5. Bill No. 115-32(COR) as Substituted- T.R. Muña Barnes, B.J.F. Cruz, J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D., F.B. Aguon, Jr., R.J. Respicio
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW SECTION 16 TO CHAPTER X OF PUBLIC LAW 31-233 (GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2013) MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FROM THE TOURIST ATTRACTION FUND (TAF) TO INETNON GEFPÅ’GO CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAM, INC. FOR THE PURPOSES OF DEVELOPING A SOUTHERN VISITOR ATTRACTION VENUE AT THE INARAJAN GARDEN HOUSE (IGH). *Moved to 3rd Reading File

SESSION DAY 1:  Monday Session

1. Bill No. 48-32 (LS) as Substituted – R.J. Respicio, T.C. Ada, B.J.F. Cruz

AN ACT TO DEFINE THE EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS, LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS, AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

2. Bill No. 84-32(COR) as Amended – V.C. Pangelinan, T.R. Muña Barnes
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW SUBSECTION (f) to SECTION 2, PART III, CHAPTER II OF PUBLIC LAW 31-233, RELATIVE TO THE APPROPRIATION TO THE GUAM COMMUNITY COLLEGE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM *Moved to 3rd Reading File

3. Bill No. 86-32(COR) as Amended – T.C. Ada
AN ACT TO ADD §10238 TO ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 10 OF TITLE 12 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED TO AUTHORIZE THE JOSE D. LEON GUERRERO PORT AUTHORITY OF GUAM (PORT) TO WAIVE SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY TO SATISFY A PREREQUISITE FOR APPROVAL OF A $10,000,000 COMMERCIAL LOAN *Moved to 3rd Reading File

4. Bill No. 89-32(COR) – M.F.Q. San Nicolas

AN ACT TO ADD A NEW ARTICLE 17 TO CHAPTER 22, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE RESPONSIBLE RESERVE FUND. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

5. Bill No. 92-32(COR) – Michael T. Limtiaco, T.R. Muña Barnes

AN ACT TO ADD A NEW SUB-ITEM (1) TO 21 GCA § 61103(q), RELATIVE TO DEFINING A BED AND BREAKFAST; TO AMEND 21 GCA § 61305, 21 GCA § 61306, AND 21 GCA § 61307, RELATIVE TO ADDING A BED AND BREAKFAST TO THE LIST OF USES PERMITTED AND CONDITIONAL USES ALLOWED IN AN R1, R2 AND COMMERCIAL ZONE. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

APPOINTMENTS:

1. Maria Flor Herrero– Member, University of Guam Board of Regents *Moved to Voting File
2. John T. Palomo – Member, Guam Parole Board *Moved to Voting File
3. Henry J. Taitano – Administrator, Guam Economic Development Authority Board *Moved to Voting File
4. Joseph C. Wesley – Member, Guam Parole Board *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

June 20, 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 32

nd

Guam Legislature discussed items listed below. Session will resume tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m.
Afternoon Session
June 20, 2013
Resolution
Resolution No. 127-32(LS) – V.C. Pangelinan
RELATIVE TO PETITIONING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AMEND THE RADIATION EXPOSURE
COMPENSATION ACT OF 1990 TO INCLUDE GUAM AND TO IMPROVE AND INCREASE COMPENSATION FOR
THOSE AFFECTED BY IONIZING RADIATION. *Moved to 3

rd

Reading File
Bills
Bill 97-32(LS) as Amended – D.G. Rodriguez, Jr., T.R. Muña Barnes
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE AVAILABLE FUNDS FROM THE GUAM/TERRITORIAL HIGHWAY FUND TO
DESIGNATE AND PRIORITIZE CERTAIN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
PUBLIC WORKS FOR FLOOD MITIGATION AND OTHER PURPOSES. *Moved to 3

rd

Reading File
Bill No. 107-32(LS) as Substituted – Brant T. McCreadie
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW SECTION TO CHAPTER 80, TITLE 9, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO
CREATING A “TWO STRIKES” PROVISION FOR HABITUAL OFFENDERS OF SERIOUS CRIMES.

*Moved to 3

rd

Reading File

Bill No. 118-32(COR) as Substituted- D.G. Rodriguez, Jr. B.J.F. Cruz, V. Anthony Ada, M.F.Q. San Nicolas, J.T. Won Pat,
Ed.D., R. J. Respicio, Brant McCreadie, T.A. Morrison, T.R. Muña Barnes
AN ACT RELATIVE TO ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTROL, TO BE KNOWN AS “THE RESPONSIBLE ALCOHOL
SALES AND SERVICE ACT”, BY ADDING NEW §§ 3123, 3124 AND 3125 TO ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 3, 11 GCA; TO
AMEND § 3207, AND ADD §§ 3212.1, 3230, 3231, AND 3232 TO ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 3, 11 GCA; TO AMEND 11
GCA §3613; AND, ADD A NEW (h) TO §2105, ADD A NEW (c) TO § 2106, ADD A NEW (c) TO §2107, AND ADD A
NEW §2111, ALL OF 3 GAR CHAPTER 2 [ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARD].

*Moved to 3

rd

Reading File

Morning Session
Bill No. 108-32(COR) – T.R. Muña Barnes
AN ACT TO AMEND §§ 44103, 44105, 44108, 44114, and 44115 OF CHAPTER 44, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED;
AND TO REPEAL §§ 44106 and 44109 OF CHAPTER 44, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; AND TO AMEN §45105
OF CHAPTER 45, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; AND TO AMEND § 51504 OF CHAPTER 51, TITLE 10, GUAM
CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE GUAM BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING ACT OF 2010 AND THE
POWER OF THE GUAM ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY TO IMPLEMENT THE SAME.
*Discussion Suspended
Bill No. 138-32 (COR) as Amended – V.C. Pangelinan
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1515(i)(2)(G), ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 5 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED
RELATIVE TO THE REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE GUAM FISHERMEN’S COOPERATIVE.
*Moved to 3

rd

Reading File

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June 21, 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 item listed below. Session will resume this afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
Morning Session

June 21, 2013

Bill No. 100-32(LS) – J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW ITEM (e) TO §21116 OF CHAPTER 21, DIVISION 2, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED,
RELATIVE TO REQUIRING THE DEPOSIT OF UNCLAIMED OR UNPAID TAX REFUND CHECKS INTO THE INCOME
TAX REFUND RESERVE FUND. *Still in Discussion