THIRTEEN bills were signed into law yesterday by Gov. Eddie Calvo, including a measure that would require the Guam Department of Education to continually update a 10-year capital improvement project plan.
Bill 315, now Public Law 31-203, would also require GDOE to identify funding sources for projects. The law is known as the “Teaching and Learning Communities Act.”
Also signed into law was Bill 411, now Public Law 31-209, which authorizes the governor to transfer abandoned properties located at the Sagan Linayhan subdivision, which is also known as Dollar Housing/FEMA homes in Dededo. The subdivision is located across the street from Astumbo Elementary School.
The measure, introduced by Sen. Tina Muña-Barnes, was discussed during the governor’s first briefing on poverty a month ago. Guam Housing Corporation President Martin Benavente at the time reported 10 unused homes that could be refurbished.
Now that legislation has been enacted, the renovation process can begin on the homes, which can then be rented to low-income families.
Other bills signed into law
- Bill 201-31, now P.L. 31-201, adds a new article 6 to Chapter 6 relative to the protection of minors’ and students’ rights.
- Bill 202-31, now P.L. 31-202, adds a new article 7 to Chapter 7 relative to the protection of minors’ and students’ rights.
- Bill 331-31, now P.L. 31-204, rezones Lot No. 10060-REM-1-R2 in the municipality of Dededo from agriculture zone (A) to commercial zone (C).
- Bill 332, now P.L. 31-205, rezones Lot No. 10060-REM-R6 in the municipality of Dededo from agriculture zone (A) to commercial zone (C).
- Bill 333, now P.L. 31-206, rezones Lot. No 10129-1 in the municipality of Dededo from agriculture zone (A) to commercial zone (C).
- Bill 342, now P.L. 31-207, allows for the inclusion of green technology as an acceptable activity for the eligibility of a Qualifying Certificate application.
- Bill 407, now P.L. 31-208, allows for a court-imposed penalty requiring individuals to take a defensive driving program for the offense of reckless driving.
- Bill 412, now P.L. 31-210, adds new duties for the Guam Police Department’s Community Assisted Policing Effort volunteers.
- Bill 429, now. P.L. 31-211, amends the employment of the Civilian Volunteer Police Reserve Officers.
- Bill 439, now P.L. 31-212, authorizes joinder and mutual use of contracts by governmental entities by the Women, Infants and Children Program of the Department of Public Health and Social Services.
- Bill 408, now P.L. 31-213, establishes the Office of Vital Statistics Revolving Fund.