Gov. Ralph DLG Torres signed Monday a local bill that seeks limited appropriations in the amount of $254,500 for the personnel and operations of the Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission for fiscal year 2022.
Torres informed Tinian and Aguiguan Legislative Delegation chair Sen. Francisco Q. Cruz (R-Tinian) and House of Representatives Speaker Edmund S. Villagomez (Ind-Saipan) that House Local Bill 22-30, S1 is now Tinian Local Law 22-07.
Rep. Patrick H. San Nicolas (R-Tinian) introduced the bill last March 29. The Tinian and Aguiguan Legislative Delegation passed the bill last April 27.
Under the bill, $185,706 is appropriated for the personnel and operations of the TCGCC-Commission Division and the Division of Enforcement-Administration beginning July 1, 2022, and ending on Oct. 1, 2022.
The amount of $68,794 is appropriated and carried forward to fund the personnel and operation of TCGCC Commission Division and Division of Enforcement-Administration in fiscal year 2023.
San Nicolas stated in the bill that TALD finds that the identified local revenue for fiscal year 2022 xais not enough to satisfy in full all the personnel and operational expenses of the TCGCC, Office of the Mayor of Tinian and Aguiguan, and the Tinian Municipal Treasurer up to the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, 2022.
Accordingly, San Nicolas said, the TALD finds it necessary to appropriate the identified local revenue for the expenses of the Commission Division and the Division of Enforcement-Administration of the TCGCC from July 1, 2022, to Sept. 30, 2022.