Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has signed four bills into public law.
The four new laws are:
• Bill 138-35, authored by Senator Amanda Shelton, expands the definition of the Natasha Protection Act of 2005 to include banning the use of e-cigarettes in public spaces. It is now Public Law 35-47.
• Bill 187-35, authored by Senator Therese Terlaje, adopts rules and regulations for the Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners, implementing ethical standards and codes of conduct adopted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Association of State and Provincial Psychological Boards. It is now Public Law 35-49.
• Bill 80-35, authored by Senator Amanda Shelton, sets new renewable energy goals for the Guam Power Authority. Bill 80-35 is now Public Law 35-46.
• Bill 152-35, authored by Speaker Tina Muña Barnes, establishes the Guam Film Office under the Guam Educational Telecommunications Corporation (PBS Guam). It is now Public Law 35-48.
“As the original author of the Natasha Protection Act of 2005, Bill 138-35 is very near and dear to my heart,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “I want to thank Senator Amanda Shelton for expanding its definitions to include e-cigarettes. While e-cigarettes are often branded as a cessation aid, individual choices should not endanger those in public spaces or their children. I also appreciate Senator Shelton’s commitment to preserving our energy through renewable energy which is why I am pleased to sign Bill 80-35 into law.”
The Governor added: “I am pleased that the Speaker recognized that after seven years of dormancy, changes needed to be made to the Guam Film Office. I also applaud Senator Terlaje for working with the Allied Health Examiners Board for elevating the ethical and professional standards which govern allied health professional on Guam.”