Judiciary committee has full agenda ahead

by Jean Hudson, KUAM News
Sunday, September 11, 2005

The Legislative Committee on Judiciary is scheduled to hold a public hearing and oversight hearing later this week. The following bills will be heard by senators: Bill 168 would require nominees for justice and judge positions to submit to a polygraph examination; Bill 188 authorizes the Guam Education Policy Board to recruit above step on the basis of recruitment difficulties and/or exceptional qualifications.

Also, strengthening employee rights and due process in Civil Service Commission discipline proceedings is what Bill 186 calls for. Bill 180 would restore differential pay for local firefighters performing emergency medical technician-ambulance duties, until the CSC completes their comprehensive review of firefighters emergency medical technician compensation. And finally, Bill 189 mandates every firefighter of the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Unit at the Guam International Airport to obtain and maintain an EMT Basic certification.

Following the 9am hearing on those bills, the Judiciary Committee has also scheduled an oversight hearing with the Guam Compiler of Laws at 1 in the afternoon. The public and oversight hearings are scheduled for Wednesday, September 14 at the Legislature in Hagatna.

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