Vice Speaker Applauds Signing of Uniform Controlled Substance Act Into Law

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Guam -Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz is applauding the signing of his Uniform Control Substance Act into law.

In a release, the Senator thanks the Governor and his colleagues in the legislature for their support of  Bill 216 which has now become Public Law 31-110.

The measure updates the entire Guam Uniform Control Substance Act by banning numerous synthetic drugs.

The release quotes Senator Cruz as saying: “This law effectively combats the growing presence of drugs, the sale of controlled substances, and drug addiction.  Not only does this bill strengthen law enforcement, it shows our governments continued resolve to protect the people of Guam, especially our island youth, from narcotic addiction.”

READ Vice Speaker Cruz’s release in FULL below:

NEWS RELEASE

Monday, October 10, 2011

Vice Speaker Cruz gratified that a collaborative effort resulted in the signing of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act into law

(Monday – Hagåtña, Guam) Vice Speaker Cruz expressed warm appreciation to the staff of the Department of Public Health and Social Services for working closely with his office to update the Guam Uniform Control Substance Act.  Additionally, Senator Cruz thanked his colleagues in the 31st Guam Legislature and Governor Calvo, saying, “I am gratified that the collaborative effort from DPHSS, the 31 Guam Legislature, and Governor Calvo has resulted in updating a necessary portion of the law to protect the people of Guam.”

Public Law 31-110, originally introduced as Bill No. 216-31 (COR), was introduced as a proactive measure based on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Schedule Listing.  As such, Public Law 31-110 updates the entire Guam Uniform Control Substance Act by banning numerous synthetic drugs.  Senator Cruz said, “This law effectively combats the growing presence of drugs, the sale of controlled substances, and drug addiction.  Not only does this bill strengthen law enforcement, it shows our governments continued resolve to protect the people of Guam, especially our island youth, from narcotic addiction.”

“I would again like to thank the Department of Public Health and Social Services for diligently working with my office and I to write this legislation, my colleagues for their support, and Governor Calvo for signing the Uniform Controlled Substance Act into law.  I look forward to continued collaborative efforts as I introduce further bills to combat similar issues.”