Passport Office Sections of P.L. 27-05 (Bill 42)

CHAPTER III.
MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATIONS.

______Section 1. Office of I Maga’lahen Guåhan Appropriation. The sum of Two Million Five Hundred Fifty-Six Thousand Eight Hundred Three Dollars ($2,556,803.00) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Office of I Maga’lahen Guåhan for its operations, inclusive of Personnel Services, for the period March 1, 2003, through September 30, 2003.


______Section 2. Passport Office Employees Moved to the Department of Revenue and Taxation. Section 2 of P.L. 27-02 is amended to read:


______Section 2. The sum of Four Hundred Sixty Thousand Nine Dollars ($460,009.00) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Office of I Maga’lahen Guåhan for its operations, inclusive of Personnel Services, for the period February 1, 2003 through February 28, 2003. Effective July 1, 2003, no appropriation may be used to operate a passport office, except that the Director of Revenue and Taxation is authorized to designate employees of the Department of Revenue and Taxation to act as Passport Acceptance Agents for the U.S. Passport Office.”

______Section 3. Passport Funds Deposited into the Tax Collection Enhancement Fund. A new subsection (n) is added to 11 GCA §1104 to read:


______“(n) Passports. The Department shall be responsible for providing Passport Acceptance Agents, provided that all funds collected, derived or received from the issuance of passports shall be deposited in the Fund created by §1111 of this Title.”

______Section 4. Director of Revenue and Taxation Authorized to Use Passport Funds and Hire Passport Agents. A new subsection (e) is added to 11 GCA §1107 to read:


______“(e) Shall expend fifty percent (50%), pro rata, of the funds in the Tax Collection Enhancement Fund to employ Tax Technicians, Revenue Agents, Revenue Officers and for other related expenses in order to increase collection of taxes and for the salaries of employees serving as Passport Acceptance Agents, two of whom may be transferred into the Department. He shall deposit fifty percent (50%), pro rata, of the funds in the Tax Collection Enhancement Fund to the Public School Library Resources Fund created by 17 GCA §4120.1.”


______Section 5. Creation of Tax Collection Enhancement Fund. A new §1111 is added to Title 11, Guam Code Annotated, to read:


______“§1111. Creation of Tax Collection Enhancement Fund. No Commingling. There is hereby created, separate and apart from other funds of the government of Guam, a reserve fund known as the Tax Collection Enhancement Fund (the “Fund”). The Fund shall not be commingled with the General Fund or any other funds of the government of Guam. Expenditure from the Fund shall be pursuant to 11 GCA §1107(e) for FY 2003, 2004, and 2005, and by appropriation only beginning with Fiscal Year 2006.”


______Section 6. Creation of Public School Library Resources Fund. A new §41201.1 is added to Title 17, Guam Code Annotated, to read:


______“§41201.1 (a) There is hereby created, separate and apart from other funds of the government of Guam, a fund known as the "Public School Library Resources Fund ("Fund")." The Fund shall not be commingled with the General Fund and shall be kept in a separate bank account and administered by the Guam Education Policy Board. All monies deposited into the Fund shall be expended exclusively for enhancement of learning resources and technology within the Public School Libraries, including, but not limited to, the purchase of computer equipment for the direct use of students, resources, subscriptions, periodical materials and other library supplies and materials that directly benefit the students.”