April 8, 2020
Speaker Tina Muña-Barnes has called the Guam Legislature into an emergency session tomorrow, Thursday, April 9th at 10:00 a.m. The group plans to address the Governor's request for more authority which includes the institution of a curfew and road check points.
The Speaker has introduced
Bill No. 334
which would enforce the Governor's authority and violators of the authority would be charged a fine up to no more than $5,000 or one year in prison or both. Another proposal,
Bill No. 335
provides the Governor authority emergency powers to mobilize militia and implement a curfew on the citizens of Guam.
At the time of this message. We don't know what other bills or measures will be placed on the emergency session agenda. We have repeatedly respectfully requested that the Guam Legislature support legislation to support our local small businesses in light of the current crises to save businesses which in turn saves employees jobs and benefits.
Ask your favorite Senator to motion to include discussion on bills that provide unemployment benefits, reduce GRT and raises the threshold for the Dave Santos Act exemption for small businesses.
Please call or email your senators to seek their support
. You can even post your thoughts on
tag the senators
on their social media platforms. Let's do this together!