Torres signs 3 bills into law


On Sept. 14, 2018, Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres signed into law one House local bill and two Senate bills.

House Local Bill 20-76, D1, appropriates $722,000 from the Exclusive Gaming Annual License Fees allotted to Tinian.

• $80,000 for the Mayor of Tinian for Supplemental Medical Assistance;
• $160,000 for medical subsistence allowance for dialysis, cancer, multiple sclerosis, debilitating epilepsy seizure disorder, dermatomyositis, arrhytmia, hemophiliac, and post cerebral vascular accident patients of Tinian;
• $53,000 for the Mayor of Tinian discretionary account;
• $50,000 for Mayor of Tinian professional services;
• $60,000 for municipal events but not limited to Taga Day, Inauguration, 2019 Pika Festival;
• $100,000 for Mayor of Tinian municipal employees including the Tinian Municipal Treasury;
• $40,000 for the Tinian DCCA Office of Aging van;
• $20,000 excavator purchase for Department of Public Works;
• $5,000 for the Tinian Teen Center;
• $5,000 for the United Filipino Association on Tinian;
• $5,000 for Tinian Amateur Sports Association;
• $5,000 for St. Joseph School, Inc. operations;
• $100,000 for the purchase of two vehicles, firearms, and equipment for Department of Public Safety;
• $4,000 for Tinian DLNR Division of Quarantine uniform and equipment;
• $15,000 for Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission;
• $20,000 for Tinian Municipal Council operations and activities;

This bill was passed unanimously by the Tinian and Aguiguan Legislative Delegation and becomes Tinian Local Law 20-15.

Senate Bill 20-92 amends the terms of Commonwealth Ports Authority board members to ensure that they serve staggered terms of four years.

Offered by Sen. Justo S. Quitugua, this bill becomes Public Law 20-63.

Senate Bill 20-58 removes the payment requirement by the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. to the Commonwealth government. This bill assists CHCC by removing the financial strain of principal and interest due to the Marianas Public Land Trust line of credit obligation enacted by Public Law 17-76.

Offered by Sen. Sixto K. Igisomar, this bill becomes Public Law 20-64. (PR)

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