Torres signs three bills into law


Gov. Ralph DLG Torres has his picture taken with Tinian Mayor Joey Patrick San Nicolas, Sens. Francisco Q. Cruz and Jude U. Hofschneider. Rep. Edwin P. Aldan, Municipal Council chair Antonio SN. Borja, and Edwin M. Hofschneider, members of the Tinian and Aguiguan Legislative Delegation, and Tinian Municipal Council.(Contributed Photo)

On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres signed into law:

– House Local Bill 20-44, S1, which re-appropriates $1,270,779.89 from Section 2(a) of Tinian Local Law 20-3. Offered by Rep. Edwin P. Aldan and passed unanimously by the Tinian and Aguiguan Legislative Delegation, this bill becomes Tinian Local Law 20-09.

– Senate Bill 20-40, SD1, which provides for the identification of a disabled veteran with at least 10 percent disability due to a service-related injury on license plates. Authored by Sen. Francisco Q. Cruz, this bill becomes Public Law 20-37.

– Senate Bill 20-72, which amends the CNMI guardianship statute to give the court flexibility to determine who is a qualified petitioner in order to protect the best interest of children who require guardianship in the CNMI. Authored by Senate President Arnold I. Palacios, this bill becomes Public Law 20-38.

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