SESSION Morning of Day Two: Bills 52, 53 & 56 Advance to Third Reading File

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Guam – During the morning of Day 2 of the current Session lawmakers moved three bills to the Third Reading File and continue to debate a fourth.

Majority Leader Senator Rory Respicio reports that Bills #52, #53 and #56 were all advanced to the 3rd Reading file, while Bill #57 is still in discussion.

READ Senator Respicio’s report on this morning’s Session below:

April 22, 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 the items listed below. Session will resume this afternoon at 2pm.

Bill No. 52-32 (LS) – T.C. Ada
AN ACT TO REPEAL §22421 OF CHAPTER 22, 5 GCA, RELATIVE TO THE TRANSFER OF AUTONOMOUS AGENCY REVENUES TO THE AUTONOMOUS AGENCY COLLECTIONS FUND. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

Bill No. 53-32 (COR) – B.J.F. Cruz
AN ACT TO REPEAL 17 GCA § 33105 AND TO AMEND 17 GCA § 31109; RELATIVE TO THE PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY OF THE GUAM COMMUNITY COLLEGE. *Moved to 3rd Reading File


Bill No. 56-32 (COR) – B.J.F. Cruz ; T.C. Ada
AN ACT TO REPEAL AND REENACT §9108 OF TITLE 16, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO CHANGING THE PENALTY FOR VIOLATION OF THE TRAFFIC CODE FROM A PETTY MISDEMEANOR TO A CIVIL VIOLATION PUNISHABLE BY A FINE, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE TRAFFIC COURT OR JUDICIARY TO SET TRAFFIC FINES THAT ARE NOT SET BY LAW. *Moved to 3rd Reading File

Bill No. 57-32 (COR) – Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
AN ACT TO AMEND §53101 AND §53108 OF 5GCA, RELATIVE TO ENCROACHMENT VIOLATIONS. *Still in discussion 

READ the Session Agenda below:

RESOLUTION:

1. Resolution No. 98 -32 (COR) – Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D., T. R. Muña Barnes
RELATIVE TO I MINA’TRENTAI DOS NA LIHESLATURAN GUÅHAN (THE 32ND GUAM LEGISLATURE) SUPPORTING THE COALITION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNIONS, FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSOCIATION, COALITION OF AIRLINE PILOTS ASSOCIATIONS, AND THE FEDERAL FLIGHT DECK OFFICERS ASSOCIATION IN THEIR OPPOSITION OF THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA) POLICY CHANGE TO ALLOW KNIVES AND OTHER DANGEROUS ITEMS ON BOARD AIRCRAFTS; AND TO ENCOURAGE THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY (TSA) TO PROHIBIT AIRPLANE PASSENGERS FROM BRINGING ABOARD A PASSENGER AIRCRAFT ANY ITEM THAT WAS PROHIBITED AS OF MARCH 1, 2013.

VETO OVERRIDE:

1. Bill No. 9-32 (COR) – V.C. Pangelinan

An act to add new §§ 58148, 58148.1, 58148.2, 58148.3, and 58149 to Chapter 58 of Title 12, Guam Code Annotated, and amend Sections of 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.
BILLS:

1. Bill No. 81-32(COR) as Substituted – By V.C. Pangelinan
AN ACT TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE TO GOVERNMENT OF GUAM EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014.

2. Bill No. 77-32(COR) – By Vicente (ben) Pangelinan, R.J. Respicio
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 68975 OF CHAPTER 68, ARTICLE 11, TITLE 21 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FARMER’S MARKET FACILITY BY THE FARMER’S COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION OF GUAM, INC.

3. Bill No. 72-32(LS) – By V.Anthony Ada

AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §2228 TO CHAPTER 22 OF 15GCA RELATIVE TO INCLUDING DIGITAL ASSETS IN A DECEDENT’S ESTATE.

4. Bill No. 58-32(COR) as Substituted –V. Anthony Ada

AN ACT TO AMEND §§6602 AND 6603 AND TO ADD A NEW §6703 TO CHAPTER 6 OF 17GCA RELATIVE TO PROTECTION OF STUDENT INFORMATION.

5. Bill No. 16-32(COR) – By R.J. Respicio, C. M.Duenas
AN ACT TO REZONE LOT 2181-4NEWR1NEW-R2, LOT 2181-4NEW-R1NEW-2, LOT 2181-4NEW-1-1, LOT 2181-4NEW-1-2, LOT 2181-4NEW-1-3, LOT 2181-4NEW-1-4, LOT PARCEL 4) IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF 2181-4NEW-1-R4 AND LOT NAVAL AIR STATION
AGANA-21-R1 (AIRPORT PARCEL 4) IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF TIYAN, BARRIGADA FROM AGRICULTURAL ZONE (A) TO LIGHT INDUSTRIAL ZONE (M-1); AND TO CHANGE THE REFERENCE OF LIMITED INDUSTRIAL TO LIGHT INDUSTRIAL.

6. Bill No. 57-32(COR) – By Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D.

AN ACT TO AMEND §53101 AND §53108 OF 5GCA, RELATIVE TO ENCROACHMENT VIOLATIONS.

7. Bill No. 18-32(COR) – By R.J. Respicio
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE THE SUM OF THREE HUNDRED NINETY-TWO THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-TWO DOLLARS AND SEVENTEEN CENTS ($392,162.17) FROM ANTICIPATED GENERAL FUND REVENUES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013 FOR THE OUTSTANDING DEBT BALANCE OWED, INCLUDING PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST, FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE GUAM PUBLIC MARKET REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT, PHASE II – DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PROJECT NO 320-5-1008-L-AGN, INCLUDING CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 AND CHANGE ORDER NO. 2.

8. Bill No. 20-32(COR) as Substituted – By D. G. Rodriguez, Jr.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A HEALTHCARE TRUST AND DEVELOPMENT FUND, BY ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 97 TO TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, AND AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE OF MONIES IN THE FUND BY PUBLIC HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES PERTAINING TO EXTUINGUISHING THE OUTSTANDING DEBT PAYABLES OF THE GUAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AUTHORITY, AND PROVIDE EXPANDED HEALTHCARE SERVICES BY ESTABLISHING AND FUNDING A GMHA PRIMARY HEALTHCARE OR URGENT HEALTHCARE CENTER FOR NON-EMERGENTY PATIENTS; THIS ACT TO BE CITED AS “THE GMHA HEALTHCARE TRUST AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2013.”

9. Bill No. 52-32(LS) – By T.C. Ada

AN ACT TO REPEAL §22421 OF CHAPTER 22, 5 GCA, RELATIVE TO THE TRANSFER OF AUTONOMOUS AGENCY REVENUES TO THE AUTONOMOUS AGENCY COLLECTIONS FUND

10 .Bill No. 53-32(COR) – By B.J.F. Cruz
AN ACT TO REPEAL 17 GCA § 33105 AND TO AMEND 17 GCA § 31109; RELATIVE TO THE PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY OF THE GUAM COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

11. Bill No. 56-32(COR) as Amended – By B.J.F. Cruz, T.C. Ada

AN ACT RELATIVE TO REPEALING AND REENACTING SECTION §9108 OF TITLE 16 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED.

12. Bill No. 57-32 (COR) as Substituted – By Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
AN ACT TO AMEND §53101 AND §53108 OF 5GCA, RELATIVE TO ENCROACHMENT VIOLATIONS.

13. Bill No. 62-32 (COR) as Substituted – By D.G. Rodriguez, Jr., Aline A. Yamashita, Ph.D., Brant McCreadie
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE GUAM COUNCIL ON CHILD DEATH REVIEW AND PREVENTION (CCDRP) BY ADDING A NEW ARTICLE 10 TO CHAPTER 3, DIVISION I OF TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED.

14. Bill No. 65-32 (COR) as Amended – By M.F.Q. San Nicolas

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR NEW MEMBERS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS BY ADDING A NEW SECTION §43116 TO 5 GCA.

15. Bill 67-32 (COR) – By V.C. Pangelinan

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 2(a) AND SECTION 3(b) AND TO ADD A NEW SECTION 4 OF PUBLIC LAW 24-33 RELATIVE TO AMENDING THE LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GUAM FOOTBALL (SOCCCER) ASSOCIATION AND THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAM.

16. Bill No. 73-32(LS) as Substituted – D.G. Rodriguez, JR., B.J.F. Cruz, A. Yamashita, Ph.D, M. Limtiaco

AN ACT TO RENAME THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE (DMHSA), TO THE “GUAM BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER” (GBHC), BY AMENDING CHAPTER 86 OF TITLE 10, GUAM ANNOTATED, AND TO ALLOW FOR CHANGES TO OTHER RELEVANT LAWS AS NECESSARY SOLELY FOR CONSISTENCY WITH THE AGENCY’S NAME CHANGE.

17. Bill No. 76-32(COR) – By Frank B. Aguon Jr
AN ACT RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING A MECHANISM THAT WILL ENSURE THE IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MANDATES OF THE CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION COMMISSION AND PROVIDING AMENDMENTS THEREIN, IN ORDER
TO REQUIRE THE TIMELY COMPENSATION OF CRIME VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR INJURIES INCURRED; THROUGH AMENDING §§161.15, §§161.125 AND §§161.130 OF TITLE 8, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED.

18. Bill No. 88-32(COR) as Substituted – By M.F.Q. San Nicolas
AN ACT TO AMEND §§ 3207 AND 3309 AND TO ADD A NEW §§ 3207.1 AND 3207.2 OF CHAPTER 3 TITLE 11 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE REGULATION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSURE.

APPOINTMENTS:

1. Concepcion Duenas – Member, Guam Parole Board
2. Goring T. Duenas – Member, Guam Parole Board
3. John A. Smith – Re Appointment as a Member, Civil Service Commission
4. Elyze McDonald Iriarte – Member, Guam Solid Waste Authority Board
5. Mayor Robert R.D.C. Hofmann – Member, Guam Visitors Board
6. Donald G. Taitano – Member, Cockpit License Board
7. Pedro Perez Ada III – Member, Guam International Airport Authority Board

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

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April 22, 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 32

nd

Guam Legislature discussed the items listed below. Session will resume this
afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
Bill No. 52-32 (LS) – T.C. Ada
AN ACT TO REPEAL §22421 OF CHAPTER 22, 5 GCA, RELATIVE TO THE TRANSFER OF
AUTONOMOUS AGENCY REVENUES TO THE AUTONOMOUS AGENCY COLLECTIONS FUND.
*Moved to 3

rd

Reading File
Bill No. 53-32 (COR) – B.J.F. Cruz
AN ACT TO REPEAL 17 GCA § 33105 AND TO AMEND 17 GCA § 31109; RELATIVE TO THE
PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY OF THE GUAM COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
*Moved to 3

rd

Reading File
Bill No. 56-32 (COR) – B.J.F. Cruz ; T.C. Ada
AN ACT TO REPEAL AND REENACT §9108 OF TITLE 16, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE
TO CHANGING THE PENALTY FOR VIOLATION OF THE TRAFFIC CODE FROM A PETTY
MISDEMEANOR TO A CIVIL VIOLATION PUNISHABLE BY A FINE, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE
TRAFFIC COURT OR JUDICIARY TO SET TRAFFIC FINES THAT ARE NOT SET BY LAW.
*Moved to 3

rd

Reading File
Bill No. 57-32 (COR) – Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
AN ACT TO AMEND §53101 AND §53108 OF 5GCA, RELATIVE TO ENCROACHMENT VIOLATIONS.
*Still in discussion

YESTERDAY’S SESSION
Resolution No. 98 -32 (COR) – J.T. Won Pat, Ed.D., T. R. Muña Barnes
RELATIVE TO I MINA’TRENTAI DOS NA LIHESLATURAN GUÅHAN (THE 32ND GUAM
LEGISLATURE) SUPPORTING THE COALITION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNIONS, FEDERAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSOCIATION, COALITION OF AIRLINE PILOTS ASSOCIATIONS, AND
THE FEDERAL FLIGHT DECK OFFICERS ASSOCIATION IN THEIR OPPOSITION OF THE
TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA) POLICY CHANGE TO ALLOW KNIVES AND
OTHER DANGEROUS ITEMS ON BOARD AIRCRAFTS; AND TO ENCOURAGE THE SECRETARY OF
HOMELAND SECURITY (TSA) TO PROHIBIT AIRPLANE PASSENGERS FROM BRINGING ABOARD A
PASSENGER AIRCRAFT ANY ITEM THAT WAS PROHIBITED AS OF MARCH 1, 2013.
*PASSED (13 yeas; 2 excused)
Substitute Bill No. 81-32 (COR) – V.C. Pangelinan, B.J.F Cruz
AN ACT TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE TO GOVERNMENT OF GUAM EMPLOYEES AND
RETIREES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014 *PASSED (9 yeas; 2 excused; 4 nays- V. Anthony Ada, Michael T.
Limtiaco, Brant McCreadie, and D.G. Rodriguez, Jr.)
Bill No. 77-32(COR) -By V.C. Pangelinan, R.J. Respicio
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 68975 OF CHAPTER 68, ARTICLE 11, TITLE 21 OF THE GUAM CODE
ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FARMER’S MARKET FACILITY BY THE
FARMER’S COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION OF GUAM, INC. *PASSED (13 yeas; 2 excused)
The appointments addressed include:
• Concepcion Duenas – Member, Guam Parole Board *CONFIRMED (13 yeas, 2 excused)
• Goring T. Duenas – Member, Guam Parole Board *CONFIRMED (13 yeas, 2 excused)
• John A. Smith –Re Appointment as a Member, Civil Service Commission *CONFIRMED (13 yeas, 2 excused)
• Elyze McDonald Iriarte – Member, Guam Solid Waste Authority Board*CONFIRMED (13 yeas, 2 excused)
• Mayor Robert R.D.C. Hofmann – Member, Guam Visitors Board *CONFIRMED (13 yeas, 2 excused)
• Donald G. Taitano – Member, Cockpit License Board *CONFIRMED (13 yeas, 2 excused)
• Pedro Perez Ada III – Member, Guam International Airport Authority Board *CONFIRMED (13 yeas, 2 excused)
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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

For more information, please contact the Office of Senator Rory J. Respicio at 472-7679