SNILD passes 2 appropriation bills

Posted on May 23 2019


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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