VIDEO: Guam Lawmakers Take Required Ethics Course. They Pass.

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Guam – Senators of the 32nd Guam legislature participated in an ethics training course Thursday morning at the Guam Community College.

Guam law requires that all elected and appointed public officials take an ethics course at least once every four years.

This years course for the legislature was being taught by former senator and UOG professor Judi Guthertz. Speaker Judi Won Pat says that some senators took the course just two years ago but decided to get a refresher course along with some of the freshman senators.

“The whole purpose of this is to make sure that everyone understands of course the laws itself that are in place to also look at the principles of ethics because of the perception people have out there about politics so we have to make sure that we are above that,” said Speaker Won Pat.

New lawmakers will also have an orientation to the legislature tomorrow to allow them to become more familiar with legislative procedures and standing rules.