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establishment of public transportation from Agana to all points on Guam.
74Quinene, Jesus R. April 18, 1952. To Committee on Housing and Trans
portation. Relative to the creation of a select committee to investigate alleged discrimination in work assignments by the transportation section of the Public Works Department of the Government of Guam. Failed.
75—Quinene, Jesus R. April 18, 1952. To Committee on Governmental Af
fairs. Relative to memorializing the Governor of Guam regarding the apprehension of Japanese stragglers and other fugitives. Failed.
76—Cruz, Antonio C. April 25, 1952. To Committee on Education and Labor.
Relative to memorializing the Governor to advise the Legislature regarding rules, regulations and proceedings pertaining to scholarship funds. Failed.
77—Substitute resolution by Committee on Rules. June 10, 1952.
Relative to the appointment of two members of the Guam Legislature to act in conjunction with the Governor and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Guam Memorial Hospital in providing for a bond issue to construct permanent hospital facilities; and to perform such other duties as may be directed by the Committee on Rules. Adopted.
78—Duenas, Antonio S. N. June 10, 1952. To Committee on Governmental
79—Committee on Rules. June 12, 1952.
Relative to limiting the time within which new bills may be introduced. Adopted.
80—Bordallo, B. J. June 12, 1952. To Committee on Governmental Affairs.
Relative to the purchase of equipment and supplies by the Government of Guam, Failed.
81—Cruz, Antonio C. June 13, 1952. To Committee on Agriculture and Na
tural Resources. Relative to memorializing the Department of Justice of the United States to provide adequate compensation for lands taken upon condemnation proceedings. Failed.
82—Cruz, Antonio C. June 23, 1952. To Committee on Judiciary.
Relative to memorializing the Department of Immigrations of the
83—Won Pat, A. B. June 23, 1952. To Committee on Rules.
Relative to the commendation of the Reverend Felixberto C. Flores, Chaplain of the Legislature.
Adopted. 84Won Pat, A. B. June 23, 1952. To Committee on Rules.
Relative to the commendation of the Executive Secretary and staff of the Legislature.
Adopted. 85—Won Pat, A. B. June 23, 1952. To Committee on Rules.
Resolution commending the Governor of Guam and his staff for their cooperation in the work of the First Guam Legislature.
Adopted. 86—Committee on Rules. June 23, 1952.
Relative to requesting the Governor of Guam to call a special session of the Guam Legislature on October 1, 1952 for the purpose of considering the adoption of a government code of Guam. Adopted.
87–Guerrero, Manuel F. L. June 23, 1952. To Committee on Rules.
Relative to the amendment of Rule IV of the Standing Rules of the Legislature of Guam by the addition of Sections 2 and 3.
Adopted. 88—Won Pat, A. B.June 23, 1952. To Committee on Rules.
Relative to expressing the sympathy of the Legislature to the family and friends of the late Governor of Guam, James T. Alexander.
Adopted. 89—Leon Guerrero, F. B. June 23, 1952. To Committee on Governmental
90—Quitugua, Ignacio P. June 23, 1952. To Committee on Education and
Labor. Relative to requesting and memorializing the Governor of Guam to appoint a committee for the purpose of reviewing the need for, and making recommendations in connection with, the establishment and operation of libraries in Guam. Failed.
91—Lujan, Manuel U. June 23, 1952. To Committee on Agriculture and
ity of providing special funds and the sponsorship of the Guam Legislature for special studies in entomology by selected Guamanian students. Failed.
92—Won Pat, A. B. June 23, 1952. To Committee on Rules.
Relative to commending Mr. John A. Bohn, Legislative Counsel for the Guam Legislature.
Adopted. 93—Bordallo, B.J. June 23, 1952. To Committee on Rules.
Relative to the appointment of a managing consultant by the Govern. ment of Guam. Failed.
94—Bordallo, B.J. June 23, 1952. To Committee on Rules.
Relative to commending the people responsibile for the representation of Guam in Cherry Blossom festival in Washington, D.C.
Adopted. 95—Committee on Rules. July 8, 1952.
Relative to the allocation of unexpected contingent funds of the Legislature.
Adopted. 96—Committee on Rules. July 8, 1952.
Relative to amending the Standing Rules of the Legislature of Guam. Adopted.
STANDING RULES OF LEGISLATURE
(In effect upon the adjournment sine die of
ORGANIZATION OF THE LEGISLATURE
Section 1. Regular session of the Guam Legislature shall convene in Agana on the second Monday of January of each year at the hour of two o'clock P. M. on said day. The session so convening in the odd numbered years shall be the first regular session of a new Legislature and the session so convening in the even numbered years shall be the second regular session of the legislature organized the preceding year.
Section 2. At the commencement of the first regular session of each new Guam Legislature the Senior Judge, or if there be more than one, the Presiding Judge, of the Island of Guam, shall, upon the convening of the Legislature, sit as Presiding Officer until the election of a permanent Presiding Officer. (In the absence or inability to serve of said Judge, or presiding Judge, then the Judge of the next highest rank, and where the ranks are equal, of the highest seniority, for the Island Court of Guam, shall serve in his place and stead.
Section 3. Upon the convening of such Legislature, it shall be the duty of the Presiding Officer, and he shall have the power, to call the members to order, and call the roll of the members in alphabetical order. As the names are called the members elect shall present their certificates and assume their seats.
Section 4. Upon the conclusion of the roll call as hereinabove set forth, the Presiding Officer shall cause an oath to be administered in the form hereinafter set forth to each of the members elect.
Section 5. The Oath referred to in Section 4 above shall be given as follows:
“I solemnly swear (or affirm) in the presence of Almighty God that I will well and faithfully support the Constitution of the United States applicable to Guam and the laws of Guam, and that I will conscientiously and impartially discharge my duties as a member of the Guam Legislature.”
Section 6. The presiding officer shall, after the administration of the Oath referred to in Section 5 above, act as Presiding Officer of the Legislature for the purpose of conducting an election for a Speaker of the Legislature having for this purpose the power to preserve order and decorum and decide all questions of order subject to appeal by any member, and upon the election of such Speaker, the presiding officer shall thereupon relinquish the chair to the person so elected. In all future proceedings, during all sessions, regular and special, of the Legislature the Speaker so elected shall preside.
Section 7. Upon the election of the Speaker, the Legislature shall proceed to organize, adopting rules governing its procedure and with the election of the Vice-Chairman and Legislative Secretary who shall be members of the Legislature and the following attaches: Executive Secretary, Sergeant-at-Arms, Chaplain, Recording Secretary, and Legislative Counsel none of whom shall be a member of the Legislature. All such officers shall be elected for the entire term of the Legislature and shall serve during all regular and special sessions thereof, unless otherwise ordered by a majority vote of the Legislature.
Section 8. Standing Rules in force and existence at the adjournment sine die of a Legislature shall continue until changed and shall govern the organization of the next Legislature.
Section 9. A majority vote of the members present (a quorum being present) shall be required for the election of each officer of the Legislature.
Section 10. Upon the convening of any regular or special session of the Legislature, except the first session of a new Legislature, it shall be the duty of the Speaker to administer the oath provided in Section 5 of Rule I to any new Legislator or Legislators who may have been elected to fill a vacancy or vacancies upon receiving a certification of the election of such Legislator or Legislators.
DESIGNATION OF LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS
Section 1. The regular session of the Guam Legislature convening on the second Monday in January in the year 1951 shall be designated the First Guam Legislature, 1951, (First) Regular Session; the regular session convening on the second Monday in January in the year 1952 shall be designated as First Guam Legislature, 1952 (Second) Regular Session. Thereafter, the same procedure shall be followed for the Second Guam Legislature (convening for the first time on the second Monday in January in the year 1953) and for each succeeding Legislature thereafter.
SESSIONS OF THE GUAM LEGISLATURE
Section 1. Annual regular sessions of the Guam Legislature shall be held as follows:
(a) Convening upon the second Monday in January of each year the Legislature shall remain in session thirty consecutive calendar days, and at the conclusion thereof adjourn to the second Monday in June.
(b) Reconvening on the second Monday of June, the Legislature shall thereupon remain in session thirty consecutive calendar days.
REFUSAL TO SEAT AND EXPULSION OF MEMBERS
Section 1. The Legislature may expel a member for cause proven at any time upon a two-thirds recorded vote (14 votes) for all members elected to the Legislature.
Section 2. No person shall sit as a member of the Guam Legislature