28th Guam Legislature

27th Guam Legislature


All 15 senators co-sponsored legislation that adds "elected" Boards and Commissions to Open Government Law that already includes appointed boards and commissions


Read Bill 233: [Html, Pdf, MSWord]

Status of Bill 233: Passed 15-0, now P.L. 27-93

Read Bill 233 Committee Report:


Bill 233 was passed by the legislature on June 18, 2004 and signed into law by Governor Camacho on June 26.

On Wednesday, December 10, 2003, I introduced Bill 233 to update the Open Government Law.
It is worth noting that all 15 senators co-sponsored the bill. Clearly, there was unanimity that open government is an important issue. Bill 233 changed Guam’s Open Government Law to include all elected as well as appointed boards. Currently the Open Government Law only applies to boards, commissions, or comparable units of the government whose members are appointed by the Governor or appointed by the Legislature.

In recent months there has been some confusion about the Open Government Law. This simple change to include elected boards and commissions will eliminate any misunderstanding of this very important law.

Most notably, Bill 233 updates the Open Government Law to make it applicable to the Guam Education Policy Board and the Consolidated Commission on Utilities



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