| 61|| Guam Filipinos, Fil-Am vets could soon be reunited |
Thousands of Filipinos and Filipino-American veterans may soon be reunited, as Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. said, "The US Department of Homeland Security announced a program they're creating to do a parole authority program for Filipino and Filipino-American World War II veterans and to be able to parole some of their family to enter into the united states and including Guam."
| 62|| Lawmakers consider new GMH fees |
Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr., D-Dededo, this week introduced Bill 189-33, which would approve proposed increases to existing rates and create 14 new fees.
| 63|| Mayors backing Rodriguez's Government Land Takings Compensation Act |
The Mayors Council of Guam is giving their support to the Government Land Takings Compensation Act of 2015. Bill 185 was introduced by Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. and would bring equity to Guam landowners whose lands were taken by the local government for public use. Ordot-Chalan Pago mayor Jesse Gogue is the legislative liaison for the Mayors Council and says the mayors support the bill's intent as it affects residents within their villages.
| 64|| Doctors seek support for new hospital equipment |
Sen. Dennis Rodriguez, Jr., D-Dededo, chairman of the Legislature’s Committee on Health, which oversees the hospital, sent a letter to the board stating his interest in the new equipment.
| 65|| Bill would require compensation for land |
Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr., D-Dededo, introduced Bill 185-33 to include additional provisions to a 1994 law that requires the government to compensate those who weren’t paid when their land was used or taken for public roads, easements and utilities.
| 66|| Rodriguez proposes settlements for taken lands |
Rodriguez introduced similar legislation in the last term. Starting in Fiscal Year 2017, the bill would set up a $500,000 appropriation. Rodriguez however says the debt is estimated at over $100 million. The bill has six co-sponsors.
| 67|| Legislature continues budget discussions |
Dennis Rodriguez Jr., right, and Mary Torres coverse with each other during a recess at the Guam Legislature in Hagatna on Wednesday, Aug. 19.
| 68|| Apuron's letter a missed opportunity |
The local legislation aimed at by the archbishop are Bills 102 and 119, introduced by Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz and Sen. Nerissa Underwood, respectively. Of the two, Underwood’s Bill 119 specifically advances the legal “recognition of homosexual unions” condemned by Rome. It was opposed only by Sens. Frank Aguon Jr. and Dennis Rodriguez Jr.
| 69|| New legislation extends ban on public smoking |
Today a public hearing was held on Bill 143 to expand the Natasha Protection Act. The measure, introduced by Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr., would prohibit smoking in bars.
| 70|| Rodriguez defends vote on bill |
hile maintaining his position that marriage should be between a man and a woman, Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr., D-Dededo, acknowledged the necessity of the Legislature passing the Guam Marriage Equality Act of 2015 this week.
| 71|| Power bills to decrease, Bill 151 signed into law |
The final version of the bill, substituted and amended, was authored by Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr., D-Dededo, who introduced similar legislation in April as Bill 80. But according to the Guam Legislature’s website, it was Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz, D-Piti, who introduced Bill 151 on Friday morning.
| 72|| Bond refinancing measure legit, says AG |
The attorney general says a hotly-debated bond refinance measure that was recently signed into law is, in fact, valid. The bill was at the center of a very public spat between author Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr., and finance chair Senator Michael San Nicolas.
| 73|| Senator Asks Attorney General's to Weigh in on The Matter |
Senator Rodriguez introduced bills 34 and 80 which would've allowed for the refinancing of some GovGuam bonds at better interest rates in order to save millions of dollars.
| 74|| Senators pass amended refinance bill |
Lawmakers passed an amended refinance bill by Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. In an apparent compromise, the measure did not include a series of ...
| 75|| Bill That Would Save Millions |
During session yesterday the bill was substituted on the session floor by Senator Dennis Rodriguez Jr. then amended by Senator Frank Aguon Jr. the ..
| 76|| Governor calls senators into special session |
The measure introduced at the request of the governor mirrors a bill introduced by Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr., with amendments from Senator ...
| 77|| AG, health officials support mental-health bill |
Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr., D-Dededo, introduced Bill 115-33, or the Baby Alexya Law, earlier this month. It was named after Alexya Esser, the infant girl who was allegedly struck in the face by Yu Hua Han, a former mental-health patient.
| 78|| Attack on baby inspires mental health legislation |
Bill 115-33, also called the Baby Alexya Law, would establish an assisted outpatient treatment service under Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center.
| 79|| Some Senators Will Marry Same Sex Couples |
Starting tomorrow (Tues) same sex couples will be able to get legally married on Guam. K57's Phil Leon Guerrero polled the Guam legislature to find out which senators would be willing to perform same sex weddings.
| 80|| Build a new GMH |
Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr. is proposing to refinance GovGuam's $343 million debt and extract "savings" -- from the proposed refinancing -- to pay for the construction of a new Guam Memorial Hospital facility.