THERE is still no word from Adelup on whether the governor will veto or sign the election reform bill into law.
Bill 413-31 was submitted to the Governor’s Office last Thursday after it was passed by the Legislature, 8-6. Sen. Tina Muña-Barnes was not present to vote on the bill because she was with a Guam Visitors Bureau delegation visiting Russia to promote Guam.
The governor last week expressed his intention to veto the measure because of the implications it would have on the community, stressing that the 2010 election is over.
Delegate Madeleine Bordallo and Sen. Muña-Barnes have both issued statements encouraging the governor to sign the measure.
Speaker Judi Won Pat, in her weekly address, also urged the governor to sign the bill, which went through a number of amendments before it was voted on by the lawmakers.
Meanwhile, Sen. Rory Respicio in a letter to the Variety said the signing of the bill into law would “remove the cloud hovering [over the current administration]." Respicio said if the governor vetoes Bill 413-31, he will push for an override.