• Bills

    Bills introduced by Senator Amanda L. Shelton in the 35th Guam Legislature.

    Bill 253-35 (COR)

    Grandfathering existing merit scholarship recipients from the changes in benefits made in Public Law 34-151 and expanding the applicability of the merit scholarship to encompass the total cost of attendance to ensure the success of our merit scholars.

    Picture: Students and Senator Shelton at the UOG Fall 2019 'Welcome Back' Ice Cream Fest on August 22, 2019 at the university's Student Center.


    Bill 252-35 (COR)

    Appropriating $433,000 from the earnings of the UOG Higher Education Endowment Fund via the Tobacco Settlement Fund to the University of Guam

    Picture: Senator Shelton visits students at the UOG Spring Tea Fest on January 23, 2019 at the Student Center.


    Bill 251-35 (COR)

    Appropriating $238,190.70 from the earnings of the UOG Higher Education Endowment Fund via the Tobacco Settlement Fund to the University of Guam

    Picture: Senator Shelton attends the ribbon cutting of the newly constructed Building E at the Guam Community College on September 6, 2019.


    Bill 244-35 (LS)

    Appropriating an additional $200,000 from the Unappropriated General Fund Balance as of the end of the Fiscal Year 2019, to the Department of Youth Affairs (DYA) for the reclassification of Youth Services Workers to Youth Correction Officers.

    Picture: Senator Shelton meets with DYA Director Melanie Brennan and staff on January 31, 2019 at DYA headquarters.


    Bill 222-35 (COR)

    Requiring Guam public high school seniors to fill out the FAFSA in order to provide more students with financial aid and provide more financial resources to the University of Guam and Guam Community College.

    Picture: Senator Shelton poses for photo with University of Guam students during protest against tuition hike special meeting on campus.


    Bill 197-35 (LS)

    Seeking to modernize the University of Guam and update the UOG charter. The bill provides the institution with greater financial independence while strengthening its mission toward island sustainability.

    Picture: Senator Shelton meets with student leaders of the University of Guam to discuss the UOG budget and how we can preserve their allotment and provide long term solutions for the university.


    Bill 157-35 (COR) now Public Law 35-51

    Relative to requiring convicted sexual offenders, whose cases are under appeal, to retain their absolute duty to register at the Judiciary of Guam, Probation Division, as a sex offender.

    Picture: Screenshot of the Guam Court's Sex Offender Registry website. Picture via Pacific Daily News.


    Bill 146-35 (COR)

    Allowing the Public Defender Service Corporation to receive and administer grants and enter into intra-governmental and inter-governmental agreements to provide legal services for under-represented groups and for the purpose of establishing an elder law center.

    Picture: Public Defender Services Corporation main offices in Sinajana; Picture via ​Pacific Daily News.


    Bill 139-35 (COR)

    Appropriating $320,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Health and Social Services to pay premiums for foster children health insurance.

    Picture: Senator Shelton visits Bethany Taylor of Harvest House a resource center catering foster children and families.


    Bill 138-35 (COR) now  Public Law 35-47

    Expanding the Natasha Protection Act of 2005 to define and prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices wherever other tobacco products are already prohibited.

    Picture: Genevieve Leon Guerrero Garrett calls on senators to pass Bill 138-35, which would reduce public vaping, by placing similar restrictions currently made on cigarette smoking. Garrett's daughter, Natasha Leon Guerrero Perez, is the girl whose health condition brought attention to secondhand smoking and its dangers in local buildings, restaurants and other places. The Natasha Protection Act of 2005 was named after her. Caption from the Guam Daily Post.


    Bill 80-35 (COR) now Public Law 35-46

    Relative to raising the renewable energy standards of the Guam Power Authority; 50% by 2035, and 100% by 2045.

    Picture: The first solar farm on Guam located in Dandan, Inarajan. Photo obtained from the Pacific News Center.


    Bill 73-35 (COR) now Public Law 35-31

    Revising the makeup of the Guam Council of Senior Citizens to reduce the number of members to better facilitate quorum and the effectiveness of the council.

    Picture: Senior citizens enjoying fun and games at a local senior center. Photo from the Pacific Daily News.


    Bill 72-35 (COR)

    Establishing the Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardian Stakeholders (WINGS), relative to the Office of the Public Guardian.

    Bill 13-35 (COR) now Public Law 35-50

    Relative to protecting elderly persons and disabled adults from financial exploitation by providing criminal punishment for those who harm our manamko' and individuals with disabilities.

    Picture: Senator Shelton chats with our manamko' during a visit to the Sinajana Senior Center on July 24, 2019.


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