SNILD passes 2 appropriation bills

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Posted on May 23 2019

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The Saipan and Northern Islands Legislative Delegation has approved two appropriation bills to fund several projects and programs for the Third Senatorial District.

House Local Bill 21-1 allocates $195,468.50, while H.L.B. 21-19 sets aside $268,888—both totaling over $400,000.

Rep. Lorenzo I. Deleon Guerrero (R-Saipan) introduced H.L.B. 21-1; House Speaker Blas Jonathan T. Attao (R-Saipan) introduced H.L.B. 21-19.

The Commonwealth Development Authority has identified $195,468.50 available for appropriation with SNILD using the money to fund the light installations project along the pathway from the Laolao Bay Golf & Resort to the intersection of Lalanghita Rota and Pine Drive in Kagman, which are under Precinct 5.

The sum of $268,888 that’s ready for appropriation in H.L.B. 21-19 will be broken down to fund seven projects and programs
First on the list is the 2019 Liberation Day ($100,000), $30,000 for the Commonwealth Women’s Association, $33,000 for the Northern Marianas Athletics for the Oceania Athletics Championships in Townsville, Australia from June 24 to 28.

The 21st Oceania Customs Organization gets $15,000, $50,000 is reserved for the operations of the local delegation of the Third Senatorial District, $20,888 is designated to the Northern Islands Mayor’s Office, while $20,000 is for the 38th Flame Tree Arts Festival.

Jon Perez | Reporter
Jon Perez began his writing career as a sports reporter in the Philippines where he has covered local and international events. He became a news writer when he joined media network ABS-CBN. He joined the weekly DAWN, University of the East’s student newspaper, while in college.

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