SESSION SUMMARY: 14 Bills, 3 Resolutions Passed and 8 Appointments Confirmed

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Guam – Majority Leader and Rules Committee Chair Senator Rory Respicio has issued the following summary of Monday’s voting at the Legislature.

READ Senator Respcicio’s report below:

April 1, 2013
For Immediate Release

SENATOR RESPICIO ISSUES SESSION UPDATE

14 Bills, 3 Resolutions Passed and 8 Appointments Confirmed

(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 passed 14 Bills, 3 Resolutions and confirmed 8 appointments. These actions are listed below. Session was adjourned.

Bills Passed:

1. 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 JURISDICTION OF THE UMATAC MAYOR’S OFFICE. *(15 yeas, 0 nays).

2. Substituted 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”. *(15 yeas, 0 nays).

3. 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. *(15 yeas, 0 nays).

4. Bill No. 31-32 (COR) – V. Anthony Ada – AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §5132 TO CHAPTER 5 OF 5 GCA RELATIVE TO RETENTION OF PROCUREMENT RELATED EMAIL MESSAGES. *(15 yeas, 0 nays).

5. Bill No. 32-32 (COR) – V. Anthony Ada – AN ACT TO ADD A NEW (e) TO §5008 OF CHAPTER 5 OF 5 GCA RELATIVE TO PROHIBITING GOVERNMENT OF GUAM BRANCHES, DEPARTMENTS, AGENCIES AND INSTRUMENTALITIES FROM EXCLUDING LOCAL BUSINESSES FROM THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS. *(15 yeas, 0 nays).

6. Amended Bill No. 54-32 (COR) – V.C. Pangelinan, M.F.Q. San Nicolas –
AN ACT TO 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. *(15 yeas, 0 nays).

7. Amended Bill No. 29-32 (COR) –
V.C. Pangelinan – AN ACT TO ADD §60114.1 AND §60114.2 TO CHAPTER 60 OF 21 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO COMPETITIVE EQUALIZATION ACT ON THE LEASING OF GUAM PROPERTY. *(11 yeas, 4 nays – T.C. Ada,
C.M. Duenas, M. Limtiaco, R.J. Respicio).

8. Substituted Bill No. 41-32 (LS) – Frank B. Aguon, Jr. – AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 30, TITLE 9 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO STRENGTHENING THE PENALTIES FOR CRIMES OF FAMILY VIOLENCE. *(15 yeas, 0 nays).

9. Amended Bill No. 1-32 (COR) – Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D., Tina Rose Muña-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. *(13 yeas, 2 nays – Note: V.C. Pangelinan and S.G. Rodriguez, Jr. passed three times which counts as a “nay” vote).

10. Substituted Bill No. 43-32 (COR) – B.J.F. Cruz – 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. *(15 yeas, 0 nays).

11. 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. *(14 yeas, 1 nay – V.C. Pangelinan).

12. Bill No. 46-32 (COR) – Tina Rose Muña-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 yeas, 0 nays).

13. Substituted 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 ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY. *(15 yeas, 0 nays).

14. Substituted Bill No. 44-32 (COR) – Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D., Aline A. Yamashita, Ph.D., B.J.F. Cruz, R.J. Respicio – AN ACT TO AMEND §23111(g)(2) OF CHAPTER 23, DIVISION 2, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO AUTHORIZING THE USE OF MILEAGE EARNED THROUGH CREDIT CARD PURCHASES AUTHORIZED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAM, TO SUPPORT STUDENT TRAVEL INVOLVING ACADEMIC, SPORTS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES. *(12 yeas, 3 nays – M. Limtiaco, V.C. Pangelinan, D.G. Rodriguez, Jr.).

Resolutions Passed:

1. Amended Resolution No. 58-32 (COR) – 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. *(15 yeas, 0 nays).

2. Amended Resolution No. 04-32 (COR) – Rory J. Respicio –
RELATIVE TO RENEWING GUAM’S CALL FOR JUSTICE AND WAR REPARATIONS FOR VICTIMS OF THE OCCUPATION OF GUAM BY JAPANESE FORCES DURING WWII, AND TO ASSERT THAT THE USE OF SECTION 30 FUNDS FOR THIS PURPOSE DOES NOT FULFILL THE REQUIREMENTS OF JUSTICE. *(11 yeas, 4 nays – B.J.F. Cruz, M. Limtiaco, V.C. Pangelinan, M.F.Q. San Nicolas).

3. Resolution No. 87-32 (LS) – Committee on Rules – RELATIVE TO ADDING A NEW PART G, RULE XX TO THE STANDING RULES OF I MINA’ TRENTAI DOS NA LIHESLATURAN GUÅHAN TO ESTABLISH A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE POLICY WITHIN THE GUAM LEGISLATURE. *(15 yeas, 0 nays).

Appointments Confirmed:

1. • Ms. Lorilee T. Crisostomo, Director of Department of Bureau of Statistics and Plans: *(11 yeas, 4 nays –V.C. Pangelinan, A.A. Yamashita, Ph.D., Note: B.J.F. Cruz and M.F.Q. San Nicolas passed three times which counts as a “nay” vote).

2. • Ms. Marcelene Cruz Santos, Member, Council on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (AKA “The Advisory Council”): *(14 yeas, 0 nays. 1 abstained – B.J.F. Cruz).

3. • Mr. Pelagio S. Sardoma, Member, Board of Equalization: *(15 yeas, 0 nays).

4. • Mr. William E. Stanley II, Member, Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners: *(15 yeas, 0 nays).

5. • Ms. Sandra F. Santos, Member, Guam Housing Corporation Board: *(15 yeas, 0 nays).

6. • Mr. Glenn A. Meno, Member, Guam Housing Corporation Board: *(15 yeas, 0 nays).

7. • Mariles Benavente – Member, Council on Mental Health and Substance Abuse *(15 yeas, 0 nays).

8. • Rey M. Vega – Director, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse *(15 yeas, 0 nays).

Bill Failed:

1. 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. *(9 yeas, 6 nays – V.A. Ada, C.M. Duenas, M. Limtiaco, B. McCreadie, T. Morrison, A.A. Yamashita, Ph.D.).

LAST WEEK IN SESSION

Bills

1. 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) (3/25/13)

2. Bill No. 30-32 (COR) – Michael T. Limtiaco, Brant 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. *Withdrawn by Sponsors. (3/25/13)

Appointment

1. • Mr. Victor F. Cruz, Member, Guam Land Use Commission: *CONFIRMED (12 yeas, 1 excused, 2 nays – V.C. Pangelinan M.F.Q. San Nicolas) (3/25/13)

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