Simon Sanchez reconstruction bill passes unanimously

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Beginning Thursday, August 13, 2020, Simon Sanchez High School will fully close for the remainder of this week. The school is expected to reopen by the first day of classes on Monday, August 17, 2020.

Guam – The legislature voted unanimously to pass bill 204 which gives procurement authority for the reconstruction of the Simon Sanchez high school to the Guam Department of Education.

READ THE FULL LIST OF BILLS THAT WERE VOTED ON BELOW:

VOTING FILE:
 Bill No. 34-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement Reform; and substituted and further amended on the Floor. – Thomas C. Ada AN ACT TO AMEND § 5127 OF SUBARTICLE C, ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO LIMITING THE PERIOD OF VALIDITY OF DETERMINATION OF NEED AND THE REQUIREMENT FOR
LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF EXCEPTIONAL TERM CONTRACTS.
*PASSED (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves) – 5/1/18

 Bill No. 62-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture and Procurement Reform; and further amended on the Floor. – Joe S. San Agustin, Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr. , William M. Castro AN ACT TO TRANSFER ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF PORTIONS OF LOT NAVAL AIR STATION AGAÑA 19
TO THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR OF BARRIGADA FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING NEEDED RECREATIONAL FACILITIES. *PASSED (12 yeas, 2 nays – Senator Tom Ada and Senator Frank Aguon, Jr.; and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves) – 5/1/18

 Bill No. 145-34 (COR) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor; and substituted and amended on the Floor. – Telena Cruz Nelson AN ACT TO REPEAL § 41004(a)(4) AND (a)(5) OF ARTICLE 10, CHAPTER 4, TITLE 12, AND TO REPEAL AND REENACT § 20101 OF CHAPTER 20, TITLE 11, ALL OF GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO REMOVING THE
REQUIREMENT THAT THE GUAM HOUSING CORPORATION APPROPRIATE A SUM CERTAIN FROM ITS REVENUES TO ENSURE A RESERVE BALANCE EVERY FISCAL YEAR, AND TO AUTHORIZING FEES IMPOSED ON THE SALE AND TRANSFER OF INTEREST ON REAL PROPERTY TO BE DEPOSITED IN THE HOUSING TRUST FUND PROGRAM. *PASSED (10 yeas, 4 nays – Senator Tom Ada, Speaker B J.F. Cruz, Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. and Senator Michael San Nicolas; 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves ) – 5/1/18

 Bill No. 146-34 (COR) As amended by Floor. – Telena Cruz Nelson
AN ACT TO AMEND §§ 4703(d)(1) AND (2), AND 4705(b) OF ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 4, TITLE 12, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO INCREASING THE FIRST-TIME HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ELIGIBLE TRANSACTION CONTRACT MAXIMUM AMOUNT FROM TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($250,000)
TO THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($300,000); AND AMENDING THE AMOUNT OF THE FIRST-TIME HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE. *PASSED (11 yeas, 3 nays – Senator Tom Ada, Speaker B J.F. Cruz, and Senator Michael San Nicolas; 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves )

 Bill No. 161-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement Reform; and substituted on the Floor. – Joe S. San Agustin, Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr., William M. Castro AN ACT TO RESCIND ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF LOT NO. 5173-NEW-2-R2, KNOWN AS THE TAMUNING
MULTI-PURPOSE FIELD, GRANTED TO THE CHAMORRO LAND TRUST COMMISSION, AND TO VEST THE OFFICE OF THE TAMUNING-TUMON-HARMON MAYOR WITH ADMINISTRATIVE JURISIDICTION OF THE SAME.

*PASSED (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves) – 5/1/18
 Bill No. 204-34 (COR) As substituted by the Committee on Appropriations and Adjudication; and amended in the Committee of the Whole. – FRANK B. AGUON, JR., Joe S. San Agustin AN ACT TO AMEND §§ 58D103(l), 58D105, 58D109, AND 58D112; AND TO REPEAL § 58D103(m)(2), ALL OF CHAPTER 58D, TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO DESIGNATING THE GUAM DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (GDOE) AS THE PROCURING ENTITY FOR PURPOSES OF ANY SOLICITATION WITH RESPECT TO THE
CONSTRUCTION AND/OR RENOVATION OF SIMON SANCHEZ HIGH SCHOOL UNDER A LONG-TERM LEASEBACK, AMENDING DEFINITIONS WITH RESPECT TO RESPONSIVENESS, AND AUTHORIZING GDOE TO SOLICIT FOR ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES, FINANCING
SEVICES, RENOVATION AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, COLLATERAL EQUIPMENT, AND RELATED SERVICES. *PASSED (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves) – 5/1/18

 Bill No. 206-34 (COR) As amended on the Floor. – Telena Cruz Nelson
AN ACT TO AMEND § 51102(a)(3) OF CHAPTER 51, TITLE 17, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO INCLUDING THE DEPARTMENT HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH AFFAIRS AND THE AIRCRAFT RESCUE AND FIREFIGHTING UNIT AS MEMBERS OF THE PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING (POST) COMMISSION. *PASSED (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves) – 5/1/18

 Bill No. 208-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Education, Finance and Taxation. – Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr., Joe S. San Agustin AN ACT TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 28 TO TITLE 16, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ENACTING THE
“TRANSPORTATION/TAXICAB NETWORK COMPANY (TTNC) SERVICES ACT,” AND PROVIDING FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ACT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND TAXATION. *PASSED (12 yeas, 2 nays – Senator Tom Ada and Senator James Espaldon; 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves) – 5/1/18

 Bill No. 213-34 (LS) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement Reform. – Thomas C. Ada AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE FURTHER LEGAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHALAN FAMHA IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF
CHALAN PÅGO-ORDOT BY AUHORIZING A LAND EXCHANGE OF PRIVATE PROPERTY BEING USED AS A PUBLIC ACCESS IN CHALAN FAMHA WITH GOVERNMENT OF GUAM PROPERTY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO. *PASSED (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves) – 5/1/18

 Bill No. 218-34 (COR) As substituted by the Committee on Education, Finance and Taxation; and amended on the Floor. – Therese M. Terlaje, Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.
AN ACT TO AMEND §§ 7120.2(c) OF CHAPTER 7, AND 3101.4 OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 3, BOTH OF TITLE 16, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND TAXATION MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION, AND DRIVERS LICENSE AND IDENTIFICATION CARD BRANCH, TO SUBMIT COPIES OF
VETERAN DD214 FORMS TO THE GUAM OFFICE OF VETERANS AFFAIRS FOR THE PURPOSE OF UPDATING THE GUAM VETERANS REGISTRY. *PASSED (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves) – 5/1/18

 Bill No. 222-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement Reform; and further amended on the Floor. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SALE OF A THREE HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR (394) SQUARE METER IRREGULAR REMNANT PORTION OF THE OLD PITI-AGAÑA ROAD FRONTING LOT 85-2-R1 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF PITI. *PASSED (14 yeas, 1 nay – Vice Speaker Therese Terlaje; and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves) – 5/1/18

 Bill No. 223-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture, and Procurement Reform. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO CONSOLIDATE AND REZONE LOT NOS. 5010-1NEW, 5042-1, AND 5042-R1 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO FROM MULTIPLE DWELLING ZONE (R2) TO LIGHT INDUSTRIAL ZONE (M1) TO ALLOW FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A POWER GENERATION PLANT ON BEHALF OF THE GUAM POWER AUTHORITY OR ITS SUCCESSOR. *PASSED (11 yeas, 2 nays – Senator Frank Aguon, Jr. and Vice Speaker
Therese Terlaje; 1 Excused – Senator Mary Torres; and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves) –5/1/18

 Bill No. 241-34 (COR) – Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr., Joe S. San Agustin
AN ACT TO AMEND § 18120.1(b) OF CHAPTER 18, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO CLARIFYING GUEST EDUCATOR QUALIFICATIONS PURSUANT TO THE BARBERING AND COSMETOLOGY ACT OF 2000. *PASSED (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves) – 5/1/18

 Bill No. 243-34 (COR) As amended on the Floor. – James V. Espaldon, B. J.F. Cruz
AN ACT TO AMEND § 4301(a) AND (b) OF ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 4, TITLE 4, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO PARTICIPATION IN THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAM GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. *PASSED (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves) – 5/1/18

 Bill No. 246-34 (COR) As substituted by the Prime Sponsor; and amended on the Floor. – Michael F.Q. San Nicolas, Régine Biscoe Lee, James V. Espaldon AN ACT TO ADD A NEW § 58104(q) TO ARTICLE 1 OF CHAPTER 58, TITLE 12, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED,
RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING A QUALIFYING CERTIFICATE FOR A BUSINESS WITH AT LEAST FIVE MILLION DOLLARS ($5,000,000) IN UNREPATRIATED PROFITS EARNED BY AT LEAST ONE (1) FOREIGN SUBSIDIARY THAT OFFERS A SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT (75%) REBATE FOR INCOME TAX PAID TO THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAM ON REPATRIATED OR DEEMED REPATRIATED PROFITS. *PASSED (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator
Fernando Esteves) – 5/1/18

 Bill No. 250-34 (LS) As amended by the Committee on Innovation and Economic, Workforce, and Youth Development; and substituted and further amended on the Floor. – Régine Biscoe Lee, Thomas C. Ada, Therese M. Terlaje, Joe S. San Agustin, B. J.F. Cruz, Telena Cruz Nelson, William M. Castro, Fernando Barcinas Esteves, Tommy A. Morrison, Louise B. Muña, Mary Camacho Torres AN ACT TO AMEND §§ 7119(a), 7119(c), AND 7120; AND ADD NEW §§ 7119(d) AND 7119(e), ALL OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 7, TITLE 22, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO DEVELOPING A LOCAL SKILLED WORKFORCE
ON GUAM BY INCREASING THE REGISTRATION FEES OF NON-IMMIGRANT TEMPORARY WORKERS. *PASSED (13 yeas, 1 nay – Senator Michael San Nicolas; and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves) – 5/1/18

 Bill No. 258-34 (LS) – Therese M. Terlaje AN ACT TO AMEND § 61136 OF SUBARTICLE 2, ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 61, TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ALLOWING FOR THE IMMEDIATE TAXATION OF SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTAL UNITS. *PASSED (13 yeas, 1 nay – Senator Tom Ada; and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves) – 5/1/18 LEGISLATIVE CONCURRENCE:

 The Nomination of Roberta M. Abaday to serve as a Community At-large Member of the Guam Commission for Educator Certification. *Confirmed (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Barcinas Esteves) – 5/1/18

 The Nomination of Dr. Lisa Baza-Cruz, Ed.D. to serve as a Ed.D. Member of the Guam Commission for Educator Certification. *Confirmed (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Barcinas Esteves) – 5/1/18 I Mina’trentai Kuåttro Na Liheslaturan Guåhan Tuesday, May 1, 2018

 The Nomination of Gregory J. Cruz to serve as a Respiratory Therapist Representative of the Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners. *Confirmed (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Barcinas Esteves)

 The Nomination of Austin J. Duenas to serve as a Member of the Chamorro Land Trust Commission. *Confirmed (11 yeas, 3 nays – Vice Speaker Therese Terlaje, Senator Régine Biscoe Lee, Senator Frank Aguon, Jr.; and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Barcinas Esteves)

 The Nomination of David R. Duenas to serve as a Member of KGTF/PBS Board of Trustees. *Confirmed (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Barcinas Esteves)

 The Nomination of Earl J. Garrido to serve as a Member of the Cockpit License Board. *Confirmed (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Barcinas Esteves)

 The Nomination of Richard T. Gutierrez to serve as a General Public Member of the Guam Real Estate Commission. *Confirmed (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Barcinas Esteves)

 The Nomination of Dr. Keith M. Horinouchi to serve as a Nutritionist Representative of the Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners. *Confirmed (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Barcinas Esteves)

 The Nomination of Dr. Jeffery C. Johnson to serve as a Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission. *Confirmed (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Barcinas Esteves)

 The Nomination of Peter B. Montinola to serve as a Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission. *Confirmed (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Barcinas Esteves)

 The Nomination of Alesia C. Ogo to serve as a Occupational Therapist Representative of the Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners. *Confirmed (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Barcinas Esteves)

 The Nomination of Edward B. Palacios to serve as a Member of the Cockpit License Board. *Confirmed (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Barcinas Esteves)

 The Nomination of Laura M. Torres Souder to serve as a Saina Representative of the Kosas Board of Advisors. *Confirmed (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Barcinas Esteves)

 The Nomination of Shawntel L. Techaira to serve as a Member of the Chamorro Land Trust Commission. *Confirmed (13 yeas, 1 nay – Senator Frank Aguon, Jr. and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves)

 The Nomination of Edward M. Birn to serve as a Director of the Department of Administration. *Confirmed (14 yeas and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Barcinas Esteves)

 The Nomination of Anthony C. Lujan to serve as a Member of the Cockpit License Board.
*Moved to the Voting File and Voted on: Confirmed (13 yeas, 1 nay – Senator Frank Aguon, Jr.; and 1 excused absence – Senator Fernando Esteves)

 Bill No. 147-34 (COR) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor. – Telena Cruz Nelson
AN ACT TO AMEND § 4103(f) AND TO ADD § 4103(g), BOTH OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 4, TITLE 12, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO EXEMPTING GUAM RESIDENTS RELOCATING TO GUAM FOR EMPLOYMENT OR TO CARE FOR RELATIVES DUE TO MEDICAL REASONS FROM THE GUAM HOUSING CORPORATION’S FIRST TIME
HOMEOWNER’S REQUIREMENT, AND ALLOWING GUAM RESIDENTS TO OBTAIN FINANCING WITH THE HOUSING CORPORATION TO BUILD OR CONSTRUCT AFFORDABLE, TYPHOON-RESISTANT HOMES ON LAND TRUST
PROPERTY. *Passed on File – 4/23/18

 Bill No. 214-34 (LS) As corrected by the Prime Sponsor; and amended by the Committee on Environment, Land, Agriculture and Procurement Reform. – Thomas C. Ada
AN ACT TO ADD A NEW SUBSECTION (c) TO § 62104 OF CHAPTER 62, TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO CREATING SIBLING SUBDIVISIONS. *Sent back to Committee

 Bill No. 159-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Education, Finance and Taxation. – Joe S. San Agustin, William M. Castro, Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.
AN ACT TO AMEND § 6102 OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 6, DIVISION 2 OF TITLE 17, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO EXTENDING THE DUTY TO SEND CHILDREN TO SCHOOL FROM THE AGE OF SIXTEEN (16) YEARS TO THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS. *Placed on Session Agenda – 4/23/18; Bill Set Aside – 4/27/18

 Bill No. 160-34 (COR) As amended by the Committee on Education, Finance and Taxation. – Joe S. San Agustin, William M. Castro, Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.
AN ACT TO AMEND SUBSECTION (l) (13) OF §715, CHAPTER 7 OF TITLE 1, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO CONVERTING THE ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY (180) INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS REQUIRED EACH SCHOOL YEAR BY
THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SIXTY (1,26 0)NINE HUNDRED (900) INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS. *Placed on Session Agenda – 4/23/18; Bill Set Aside – 4/27/18

 Bill No. 226-34 (COR) – Telena Cruz Nelson, FRANK B. AGUON, JR., Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr. AN ACT TO AMEND SUBSECTION(a)(15) OF §12802 OF ARTICLE 8 OF CHAPTER 12, TITLE 10 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, TO ADD A §12802(a)(16) TO ARTICLE 8 OF CHAPTER 12, TITLE 10 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, AND TO ADD A NEW ARTICLE 26 TO CHAPTER 12 OF TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MASSAGE THERAPY INDUSTRY ON GUAM UNDER THE OVERSIGHT OF THE ALLIED HEALTH BOARD.
*Placed on Session Agenda– 4/23/18; Sent back to Committee – 4/27/18