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Guam - Day 3 of the Legislature's current Session did not get underway until about 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.
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Lawmakers soon went into the Committee of the whole to discuss Senator Judi Guthertz's and Speaker Judi Won Pat's similar, but different education bills.
Lawmakers heard from members of GEDA and the governor's special assistant to education. Prior to this lawmakers also discussed vice-speaker B.J. Cruz's bill 443 that would rescind the mayor's recently granted rights to temporarily close routed roadways.
His bill would instead only allow mayors to close non-routed roads. his bill was introduced after the federal highway administration sent a letter to DPW warning that federal funds could be in jeopardy.
Senator Chris Duenas says he would like more clarification on the letter from the federal highway administration to find out if there is a way to allow mayor's to close routed roads through revising GovGuam's agreement with the federal highway.
"This has been a practice for decades now and what happened was not the actual decision to undo something and create something new it was codifying ill be it some believe a bad practice over years but no real citation of major incidence,” said Duenas.
According to a release by Committee on Rules Chairman Senator Rory Respicio bill Cruz's 443 was sent to the voting file along with Bill 404 which deals with independent candidates. Meanwhile discussions on the two education bills introduced by Senator Guthertz (Bill 437) and Speaker Won Pat (Bill 448) have been suspended. Session was recessed until Friday.
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