Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has signed five bills into public law.
- Bill 140-35 by Senator Joe San Agustin – Authorizes GIAA to refund all or a portion of its outstanding General Revenue Bonds. The bill is now Public Law 35-33.
- Bill 135-35 by Senator Mary Torres – Permits more than six foster children per foster home. The bill is now Public Law 35-34.
- Bill 159-35 by Senator Therese Terlaje– Increases the capacity of occupancy at emergency and temporary shelters for children placed under protective custody. The bill is now Public Law 35-35.
- Bill 73-35 by Senator Amanda Shelton – Reduces the required number of councilmembers in the Guam Council on Senior Citizens from 17 to 9. The bill is now Public Law 35-31.
- Bill 126-35 by Senator Mary Torres– Makes exceptions for homeless individuals in obtaining a Guam identification card. The bill is now Public Law 35-32.
“With the ability to refund a portion of their bonds, the Airport Authority will be able to use the money as leverage for over $100 million in grant funding. I’m pleased that Senator San Agustin worked with the airport officials to make this work,” said Governor Leon Guerrero.
“Reducing the number of members to the Guam Council on Senior Citizens not only makes it more manageable to provide services for our manamko’, it also cuts down the budget for stipends. I appreciate Senator Shelton’s devotion to the senior citizens of our island. I also want to commend Senators Torres and Terlaje for always keeping the interests of our children in mind. Bills 135-35 and 159-35 go a long way in improving the lives of foster children, and Bill 126-35 serves as a tool to help homeless people and youth reintegrate into society,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “I am proud to sign these measures that address the needs of the most vulnerable in our society. As a mother and grandmother, there’s nothing more important to me than the safety and protection of all our children and our people.”