Guam- New and returning members of the legislature had an orientation meeting with Speaker Judi Won Pat and committee on rules chairman Senator Rory Respicio Monday morning.
The meeting was to provide a brief review of the standing rules and other procedures that are needed to ensure the efficiency of the legislature as a whole. Senator Repsicio says the orientation was something Speaker Won Pat wanted to do since the 30th Guam Legislature. He also says this gave freshmen senators an opportunity to discuss how they operate during session and to review the rules that guide them.
“We told them, first thing you have to do is you have to know the rules” said Respicio. “You want to play the game, you have to know the rules. But our commitment as a majority to every single member of the legislature, is that we fight fair and that we recognize their individual passions and that we recognize them, whether they are a majority or minority…that at the end of the day, they have one equal vote.”
The orientation is followed by staff workshops that will be held through Wednesday.