SESSION: 2 Bills and 6 Nominations Approved, But Veto Override Attempt Fails

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Guam – (Tuesday, November 26) – Acting Rules Committee Cahir Senator Tom Ada reports that during this afternoon’s Session Senators approved 2 bills and 6 nominations, but failed to override the Governor’s veto of Senator San Nicolas’ bill that sought to create a “Responsible Receivables Fund”.

Voting File: Bills and Resolutions:

1. VETOED BILL NO. 89-32 (COR) – M.F.Q. San Nicolas, V. C. Pangelinan, T.C. Ada, T. R. Muña Barnes, Rory Respicio, Aline A. Yamashita, Ph.D.
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW ARTICLE 17 TO CHAPTER 22, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO CREATING THE RESPONSIBLE RECEIVABLES FUND. *FAILED (6 Yeas; 4 nays – Senator Chris Duenas, Senator Michael Limtiaco, Senator Tommy Morrison, and Senator Aline Yamashita; 5 excused absence – Senator Tony Ada, Senator Frank Aguon, Jr., Senator Brant McCreadie, Senator Rory Respicio, and Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr.)

2. Bill No. 209-32 (COR) As Amended by the Committee on Appropriations, Public Debt, Legal Affairs, Retirement, Public Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation and Land; and further Amended on the Floor – Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D., V.C. Pangelinan, T.R. Muña Barnes, Aline A. Yamashita, Ph.D.
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 3 OF PUBLIC LAW 31-40 AS AMENDED BY PUBLIC LAW 31-234, RELATIVE TO EXTENDING THE DEADLINE TO OBLIGATE OR EXPEND AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT FUNDS. *PASSED (10 yeas; 5 excused absence -Senator Tony Ada, Senator Frank Aguon, Jr., Senator Brant McCreadie, Senator Rory Respicio, and Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr.)

3. Bill No. 223-32 (COR) As Amended by the Committee on Appropriations, Public Debt, Legal Affairs, Retirement, Public Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation and Land and further Amended on the Floor – V.C. Pangelinan, Rory Respicio, T.R. Muña Barnes
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE THE SUM OF SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($790,000) FOR THE COMPENSATION TO FARMERS FOR CROP DAMAGES PROGRAM ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 64A OF TITLE 5 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED. *PASSED (10 yeas; 5 excused absence – Senator Tony Ada, Senator Frank Aguon, Jr., Senator Brant McCreadie, Senator Rory Respicio, and Senator Dennis
Rodriguez, Jr.)

Confirmations to Boards and Commissions:

1. • Dr. Michael L. Bevacqua to serve as Literature Arts Member of the Council on the Arts & Humanities Agency *10 Yeas; Nomination confirmed.
2. • Christopher K. Felix to serve as Member of the University of Guam Board of Regents *10 Yeas; Nomination confirmed.
3. • Dr. Judith S. Flores to serve as Member of the Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA) *10 Yeas; Nomination confirmed.
4. • James A. Mason to serve as General Public Member of the Guam Academy Charter Schools Council *10 Yeas; Nomination confirmed.
5. • Dr. Suzanne B. McManus to serve as General Public Member of the Guam Academy Charter Schools Council *10 Yeas; Nomination confirmed.
6. • Andrew C. Park to serve as Member of the Guam Land Use Commission *10 Yeas; Nomination confirmed.

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.