SESSION DAY 1: Morning Update – Veto of Bill #413 Overridden; Bill #409 Defeated, Again

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Guam – During the morning of Day 1 of the December Session, Legislative Majority Leader Senator Rory Respicio reports that the Governor’s veto of Bill # 413 was successfully overridden on a 10-3 vote, that is the election reform bill. 

And a second vote taken on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, Bill #409, but it was defeated by a vote of 6-7. 16 others bills were also discussed and moved to the 3rd Reading File or left in the 2ed Reading File. 

Session is scheduled to resume at 2pm today.

READ Senator Respicio’s release in FULL below:
 
December 11, 2012 12:10 PM
For Immediate Release
 
Session Update
Veto Bill 413 Overridden & 5 Appointments Confirmed
 
(Hagåtña, Guam) – Majority Leader & Committee on Rules Chairman Senator Rory J. Respicio reports that during this morning’s Session, Senators of the 31st Guam Legislature discussed 18 items; overriding veto bill  413  and  confirming five  appointments,  listed  below.  Session  is  now  in  recess  and  resumes  this afternoon at 2:00 PM. The public can tune in on MCV Channel 13 or GUdTV Channel 21.
 
BILLS 
 
1. Vetoed Bill No. 413‐31(COR) ‐ D. G. Rodriguez, Jr
An act to repeal and reenact Chapters 1 through 20, of Title 3, Guam Code Annotated [Elections]. *Veto Bill 413 overridden (10 yeas, 3 nays, 2 excused absence) (Sen. Tony Ada, Blas, Silva Taijeron) 
 
2. Bill  No.  409‐31(COR)  –  As  Amended  by  the  Committee  on  Public  Safety,  Law  Enforcement  and Judiciary (by F. F. Blas, Jr.)
AN ACT TO ADD CHAPTER 16 17 TO TITLE 19 9 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO ACTS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST AN UNBORN CHILD.  *Bill 409 Failed Passage (6 yeas, 7 nays, 2 excused absence) (Sen. Tom Ada, Cruz, Guthertz, pangelinan, Respicio, Won Pat, Yamashita)
 
3. Bill No. 322‐31 (COR) – By V.A. Ada, C.M. Duenas, R. J. Respicio
AN  ACT  TO  AMEND  §§1103.1  AND  1103.3  OF  CHAPTER  1  OF  4GCA  RELATIVE  TO  EXEMPTING CERTAIN GOVERNMENT VEHICLES FROM LOGO REQUIREMENTS. *Moved to 3rd reading file.
 
4. Bill No. 352‐31 (COR) ‐ By F. F. Blas, Jr.
AN ACT TO REZONE LOT NO. 10060REM‐4‐1‐1, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO FROM SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE.  *Moved to 3rd reading file.
 
5. Bill No. 353‐31 (COR) ‐ By F.F. Blas, Jr.
AN ACT TO REZONE LOT NO. 10060 REM 3‐R3 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO FROM SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE. *Moved to 3rd reading file.
 
6. Bill No. 354‐31 (COR) ‐ By F.F. Blas, Jr. 
AN ACT TO REZONE LOT NO. 10060‐REM‐3‐1 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO FROM SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE. *Moved to 3rd reading file.
 
7. Bill No. 355‐31 (COR) ‐ By F.F. Blas, Jr.
AN ACT TO REZONE LOT NO. 10060 REM 3‐2, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO FROM SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE. *Moved to 3rd reading file.
 
8. Bill No. 356‐31 (COR) ‐ By F.F. Blas, Jr.
AN ACT TO REZONE LOT NO. 10060 REM 3‐3, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO FROM SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE. *Moved to 3rd reading file.
 
9. Bill No. 357‐31 (COR) – By F.F. Blas, Jr.
AN  ACT  TO  REZONE  LOT  NO.  10060‐REM‐2‐2NEW,  IN  THE  MUNICIPALITY  OF  DEDEDO  FROM SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE. *Moved to 3rd reading file.
 
10. Bill No. 358‐31 (COR) – By F.F. Blas, Jr.
AN  ACT  TO  REZONE  LOT  NO.  10060  REM2‐1‐R2,  IN  THE  MUNICIPALITY  OF  DEDEDO  FROM SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE. *Moved to 3rd reading file
 
11. Bill No. 359‐31 (COR) – By F.F. Blas, Jr.
AN  ACT  TO  REZONE  LOT  NO.  10060  REM‐2‐2‐1‐R1,  IN  THE  MUNICIPALITY  OF  DEDEDO  FROM SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE. *Moved to 3rd reading file.
 
12. Bill No. 473‐31(COR) – As substituted by the Committee on Utilities, Transportation, Public Works and Veterans Affairs and as further substituted by the Committee on Rules (T. C. Ada)
AN ACT TO AMEND §6105(b)(2) AND §6202(a)(1) OF ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 6, OF TITLE 12 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF THE GUAM REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY EXECUTIVE MANAGER POSITION AND MODIFICATIONS TO ESTABLISHED ROUTES, SCHEDULES, FARES AND POLICIES. *Moved to 3rd reading file.
 
13. Bill No. 507‐31 (LS) – As Amended by the Committee on Rules, Federal, Foreign & Micronesian Affairs and Human & Natural Resources, at the request of the Governor 
AN ACT TO AMEND §4107, §4107.1, §4109,§4109.2 AND §4119 OF CHAPTER 4 OF TITLE 4 GCA, TO REPEAL §4109.1, §4109.5, §4110.1, AND §4111 OF CHAPTER 4 OF TITLE 4 GCA, TO AMEND §6219 OF CHAPTER 6 OF TITLE 4 GCA,  TO REPEAL §6223 AND §6232 OF CHAPTER 6 OF TITLE 4 GCA, TO AMEND §8137(b) of CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 4 GCAAND TO ADD A NEW SECTION §8174 TO ARTICLE
1, CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 4 GCA. *Bill Discussed but Remains in 2nd Reading File
 
14. Bill No. 511‐31 (COR) – As Substituted the Committee on Health and Human Services, Senior Citizens, Economic Development, and Election Reform (Aline A. Yamashita, PhD)
AN  ACT  TO  AMEND  SECTION  2950,  REPEAL  AND  REENACT  SECTION  2951,  AMEND  SECTIONS 2952 THROUGH 2954, ADD A NEW SECTION 2954(A), AND AMEND SECTIONS 2955 THROUGH 2960 ALL OF CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE 10, TITLE 10 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO UPDATING THE ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES’ MANDATES. *Moved to 3rd  reading file.
 
15. Bill No. 529‐31 (COR) –As Amended by the Committee on Public Safety, Law Enforcement and Judiciary (Adolpho B. Palacios, Sr.)
AN ACT TO AMEND §66104.2 OF CHAPTER 66, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF CIVILIAN VOLUNTEER POLICE RESERVE OFFICERS. *Moved to 3rd reading file.
 
16. Bill No. 534‐31 (LS) – As Amended by the Author (R. J. Respicio, T. C. Ada, B. J. Cruz)
AN ACT TO REZONE PROPERTY SITUATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO, SPECIFICALLY LOT  10063  REM.  (PORTION  1  AND  PORTION  3),  TOGETHER  CONTAINING  AN  AREA  OF APPROXIMATELY 10,864± SQUARE METERS, BORDERED BY HARMON LOOP ROAD.  *Moved to 3rd reading file.

17. Bill No. 538‐31 (COR) – As Substituted by the Author (T. R. Muña Barnes)
AN  ACT  TO  APPROVE  THE  TERMS  AND  CONDITIONS  OF  GUAM  ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PROJECT REVENUE BONDS TO FINANCE THE IRONWOOD LADA SENIOR VILLAGE AFFORDABLE MULTIFAMILY RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT; TO AMEND PUBLIC LAW 30‐172 RELATIVE  TO  THE  LADA  ESTATES  PROJECT  ENSURING  DEVELOPMENT  OF  PROJECT  FOR
AFFORDABLE  HOUSING  FOR  THE  PEOPLE  OF  GUAM;  AND  TO  AMEND  PUBLIC  LAW  31‐195 RELATIVE TO AFFORDABLE HOMES. *Moved to 3rd  reading file.
 
18. Bill No. 541 ‐31 (COR) – by R. J. Respicio, T. C. Ada, B. J.F. Cruz
AN ACT TO REZONE PROPERTY SITUATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO, SPECIFICALLY LOT  10063  REM.  (PORTION  1),  CONTAINING  AN  AREA  OF  APPROXIMATELY  5,432  ±  SQUARE METERS, BORDERED BY HARMON LOOP ROAD. *Moved to 3rd reading file.
 
RESOLUTION
 
Resolution No. 198‐31 (COR) – by F. F. Blas, Jr., M. Silva‐Taijeron
Relative to requesting the Commander, U.S. Naval Base, Guam to change the name of “U.S. Naval Station, Guam” to reflect the cultural history of Guam by renaming it as the “Sumay U.S. Naval Base, Guam.”  *Moved to 3rd  reading file
 
 
APPOINTMENTS CONFIRMED
 
1. Cotton, Elmore A. – Member, Board of Equalization (Unanimously confirmed) 
2. Ecube, Cynthia V. – Member, Board of Equalization (Unanimously confirmed)
3. Leon Guerrero, Jillette ‐ Member, Board of Regents, University of Guam (Unanimously confirmed)
4. Sangalang, Dr. Maria Melinda ‐ Member, Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners (Unanimously confirmed)
5. Tanaka, Thomas ‐ Member, Cockpit License Board (Unanimously confirmed)
 
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.’
 
Rory J. Respicio

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December 11, 2012 12:10 PM 
For Immediate Release 
  
  
Session Update 
Veto Bill 413 Overridden & 5 Appointments Confirmed 
  
(Hagåtña, Guam) – Majority Leader & Committee on Rules Chairman Senator Rory J. Respicio reports that 
during this morning’s Session, Senators of the 31st Guam Legislature discussed 18 items; overriding veto 
bill  413  and  confirming  four  appointments,  listed  below.  Session  is  now  in  recess  and  resumes  this 
afternoon at 2:00 PM. The public can tune in on MCV Channel 13 or GUdTV Channel 21. 
  
BILLS  
  
Vetoed Bill No. 413‐31(COR) ‐ D. G. Rodriguez, Jr 
An act to repeal and reenact Chapters 1 through 20, of Title 3, Guam Code Annotated [Elections]. 
*Veto Bill 413 overridden (10 yeas, 3 nays, 2 excused absence) (Sen. Tony Ada, Blas, Silva Taijeron)  
  
Bill  No.  409‐31(COR)  –  As  Amended  by  the  Committee  on  Public  Safety,  Law  Enforcement  and 
Judiciary (by F. F. Blas, Jr.) 
AN ACT TO ADD CHAPTER 16 17 TO TITLE 19 9 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO 
ACTS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST AN UNBORN CHILD.  
*Bill 409 Failed Passage (6 yeas, 7 nays, 2 excused absence) (Sen. Tom Ada, Cruz, Guthertz, pangelinan, 
Respicio, Won Pat, Yamashita) 
 
 Bill No. 322‐31 (COR) – By V.A. Ada, C.M. Duenas, R. J. Respicio 
 
AN  ACT  TO  AMEND  §§1103.1  AND  1103.3  OF  CHAPTER  1  OF  4GCA  RELATIVE  TO  EXEMPTING 
CERTAIN GOVERNMENT VEHICLES FROM LOGO REQUIREMENTS. *Moved to 3

rd

 reading file 
 
Bill No. 352‐31 (COR) ‐ By F. F. Blas, Jr. 
AN ACT TO REZONE LOT NO. 10060REM‐4‐1‐1, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO FROM SINGLE 
FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE.  
*Moved to 3

rd

 reading file 
 
Bill No. 353‐31 (COR) ‐ By F.F. Blas, Jr. 
 
AN ACT TO REZONE LOT NO. 10060 REM 3‐R3 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO FROM SINGLE 
FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE. 
*Moved to 3

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 reading file 
 
 

 

December 11, 2012 12:10 PM 
For Immediate Release 
 
Bill No. 354‐31 (COR) ‐ By F.F. Blas, Jr.  
AN ACT TO REZONE LOT NO. 10060‐REM‐3‐1 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO FROM SINGLE 
FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE. 
*Moved to 3

rd

 reading file 
 
Bill No. 355‐31 (COR) ‐ By F.F. Blas, Jr. 
 
AN ACT TO REZONE LOT NO. 10060 REM 3‐2, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO FROM SINGLE 
FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE. 
*Moved to 3

rd

 reading file 
 
Bill No. 356‐31 (COR) ‐ By F.F. Blas, Jr. 
 
AN ACT TO REZONE LOT NO. 10060 REM 3‐3, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO FROM SINGLE 
FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE. 
*Moved to 3

rd

 reading file 
 
Bill No. 357‐31 (COR) – By F.F. Blas, Jr. 
 
AN  ACT  TO  REZONE  LOT  NO.  10060‐REM‐2‐2NEW,  IN  THE  MUNICIPALITY  OF  DEDEDO  FROM 
SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE. 
*Moved to 3

rd

 reading file 
  
 Bill No. 358‐31 (COR) – By F.F. Blas, Jr. 
 
AN  ACT  TO  REZONE  LOT  NO.  10060  REM2‐1‐R2,  IN  THE  MUNICIPALITY  OF  DEDEDO  FROM 
SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE. 
*Moved to 3

rd

 reading file 
 
Bill No. 359‐31 (COR) – By F.F. Blas, Jr. 
 
AN  ACT  TO  REZONE  LOT  NO.  10060  REM‐2‐2‐1‐R1,  IN  THE  MUNICIPALITY  OF  DEDEDO  FROM 
SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (“R1/R2”) TO COMMERCIAL (“C”) ZONE. 
*Moved to 3

rd

 reading file 
 
Bill No. 473‐31(COR) – As substituted by the Committee on Utilities, Transportation, Public Works and 
Veterans Affairs and as further substituted by the Committee on Rules (T. C. Ada) 
AN ACT TO AMEND §6105(b)(2) AND §6202(a)(1) OF ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 6, OF TITLE 12 GUAM 
CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF THE GUAM REGIONAL 
TRANSIT AUTHORITY EXECUTIVE MANAGER POSITION AND MODIFICATIONS TO ESTABLISHED 
ROUTES, SCHEDULES, FARES AND POLICIES. 
*Moved to 3

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 reading file 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

December 11, 2012 12:10 PM 
For Immediate Release 
 
Bill No. 507‐31 (LS) – As Amended by the Committee on Rules, Federal, Foreign & Micronesian Affairs 
and Human & Natural Resources, at the request of the Governor  
AN ACT TO AMEND §4107, §4107.1, §4109,§4109.2 AND §4119 OF CHAPTER 4 OF TITLE 4 GCA, TO 
REPEAL §4109.1, §4109.5, §4110.1, AND §4111 OF CHAPTER 4 OF TITLE 4 GCA, TO AMEND §6219 OF 
CHAPTER 6 OF TITLE 4 GCA,  TO REPEAL §6223 AND §6232 OF CHAPTER 6 OF TITLE 4 GCA, TO 
AMEND §8137(b) of CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 4 GCAAND TO ADD A NEW SECTION §8174 TO ARTICLE 
1, CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 4 GCA. *Bill Discussed but Remains in 2

nd

 Reading File 
 
Bill No. 511‐31 (COR) – As Substituted the Committee on Health and Human Services, Senior Citizens, 
Economic Development, and Election Reform (Aline A. Yamashita, PhD) 
AN  ACT  TO  AMEND  SECTION  2950,  REPEAL  AND  REENACT  SECTION  2951,  AMEND  SECTIONS 
2952 THROUGH 2954, ADD A NEW SECTION 2954(A), AND AMEND SECTIONS 2955 THROUGH 2960 
ALL OF CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE 10, TITLE 10 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO UPDATING 
THE ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES’ MANDATES. *Moved to 3

rd

 reading file 
 
Bill No. 529‐31 (COR) –As Amended by the Committee on Public Safety, Law Enforcement and Judiciary 
(Adolpho B. Palacios, Sr.) 
AN ACT TO AMEND §66104.2 OF CHAPTER 66, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO 
THE EMPLOYMENT OF CIVILIAN VOLUNTEER POLICE RESERVE OFFICERS. 
*Moved to 3

rd

 reading file 
 
Bill No. 534‐31 (LS) – As Amended by the Author (R. J. Respicio, T. C. Ada, B. J. Cruz) 
AN ACT TO REZONE PROPERTY SITUATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO, SPECIFICALLY 
LOT  10063  REM.  (PORTION  1  AND  PORTION  3),  TOGETHER  CONTAINING  AN  AREA  OF 
APPROXIMATELY 10,864± SQUARE METERS, BORDERED BY HARMON LOOP ROAD.  
*Moved to 3

rd

 reading file 
 
Bill No. 538‐31 (COR) – As Substituted by the Author (T. R. Muña Barnes) 
AN  ACT  TO  APPROVE  THE  TERMS  AND  CONDITIONS  OF  GUAM  ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENT 
AUTHORITY PROJECT REVENUE BONDS TO FINANCE THE IRONWOOD LADA SENIOR VILLAGE 
AFFORDABLE MULTIFAMILY RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT; TO AMEND PUBLIC LAW 30‐172 
RELATIVE  TO  THE  LADA  ESTATES  PROJECT  ENSURING  DEVELOPMENT  OF  PROJECT  FOR 
AFFORDABLE  HOUSING  FOR  THE  PEOPLE  OF  GUAM;  AND  TO  AMEND  PUBLIC  LAW  31‐195 
RELATIVE TO AFFORDABLE HOMES. *Moved to 3

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 reading file 
 
Bill No. 541 ‐31 (COR) – by R. J. Respicio, T. C. Ada, B. J.F. Cruz 
AN ACT TO REZONE PROPERTY SITUATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO, SPECIFICALLY 
LOT  10063  REM.  (PORTION  1),  CONTAINING  AN  AREA  OF  APPROXIMATELY  5,432  ±  SQUARE 
METERS, BORDERED BY HARMON LOOP ROAD. *Moved to 3

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December 11, 2012 12:10 PM 
For Immediate Release 
 
RESOLUTION 
 
Resolution No. 198‐31 (COR) – by F. F. Blas, Jr., M. Silva‐Taijeron 
Relative to requesting the Commander, U.S. Naval Base, Guam to change the name of “U.S. Naval Station, 
Guam” to reflect the cultural history of Guam by renaming it as the “Sumay U.S. Naval Base, Guam.” 
*Moved to 3

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APPOINTMENTS CONFIRMED 
  
Cotton, Elmore A. – Member, Board of Equalization (Unanimously confirmed)  
Ecube, Cynthia V. – Member, Board of Equalization (Unanimously confirmed) 
Leon Guerrero, Jillette ‐ Member, Board of Regents, University of Guam (Unanimously confirmed) 
Sangalang, Dr. Maria Melinda ‐ Member, Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners (Unanimously confirmed) 
Tanaka, Thomas ‐ Member, Cockpit License Board (Unanimously confirmed) 

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

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