Two new laws allocate funds for Saipan projects, SHEFA, groups

Posted on Jul 15 2021


Gov. Ralph DLG Torres signed last Tuesday the following bills into law: 

– House Local Bill 22-9, which appropriates $2,145.73 allotted under Saipan Local Law 17-18 for the installation of two speed bumps on Adobu Drive in Koblerville and $3,253.65 allotted under Saipan Local Law 19-05 for the installation of street lights within the vicinity of the Koblerville Basketball Facilities and the Koblerville Youth Center. This bill becomes Saipan Local Law 22-04. 

– House Local Bill 22-12, D1, which appropriates $560,000 from revenue collected for the Third Senatorial District pursuant to Public Law 20-59.

The appropriation is broken down as follows:

· $100,000 to the Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance scholarship program;

· $150,000 for the operations of the Saipan and Northern Islands Legislative Delegation;

· $50,000 to the Saipan Cares for Animals for the relocation of their facility and operational costs;

· $30,000 for the payment of plans for a new fire station on the north side of Saipan;

· $50,000 for the mayor of Saipan for operations and costs associated with their Liberation Day festivities;

· $15,000 for the Saipan Little League;

· $15,000 for the Marianas Racing Association;

· $20,000 for the Office of the Board of Parole;

· $15,000 for the Northern Mariana Islands Museum of History and Culture for its operations;

· $25,000 for the Haggan/Woong United for Recovery;

· $25,000 for the Northern Marianas Protection and Advocacy Systems, Inc.; 

· $10,000 for the Saipan Fishermen’s Association;

· $20,000 for the Commonwealth Women’s Association;

· $35,000 for Micronesian Legal Services Corporation.

This bill becomes Saipan Local Law 22-5. (PR)

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