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Public Laws of the 18th Commonwealth Legislature:

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PL 18-01 HB 18-2, HD1, SD2 REPEALER: TITLE 4 SECTIONS 1971 AND 1972 of the Commonwealth Code which were originally enacted as Public Laws 17-29; 17-58 and 17-75 in entirety and to amend Title 4 Sections 1803 and 1502(a) to increase the Hotel Occupancy Tax (increase to 15%). March-11-13
PL 18-02 HB 18-12, SD1 PENSION REFORM & RECOVERY ACT AMENDMENT To clarify provisions necessary to expedite the refunds and prevent any further frustration of the process. (DBP) March-11-13
PL 18-03 HB 18-3 SEXUAL ASSUALT AND SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR AMENDMENT To strengthen provisions regarding sex crimes and domestic violence by establishing minimum mandatory sentences for Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse of a Minor, increasing the time-served component necessary for parole eligibility, and amending existing definitions to clarify provisions relating to sex crimes and domestic violence. March-15-13
PL 18-04 HB 18-27, HD1 CNMI HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACT OF 2013 To merge the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Office March-15-13
PL 18-05 SB 18-18, SS1, HD1, CCD1 CIVIL SERVICE ACT AMDT May-24-13
PL 18-06 SB 18-024 NMC ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS REPEALER May-31-13
PL 18-07 SB 18-01 GILBERT MANGLONA TAISACAN BUILDING To rename the Department of Public Safety Building in Tinian May-31-13
PL 18-08 SB 18-024 CNMI VEHICLE CODE AMENDMENT To authorize active duty U.S. military personnel stationed outside the CNMI to maintain or renew their vehicle registration in the CNMIor register new vehicles while stationed in any of ther state or territories of the United States. May-31-13
PL 18-09 SB 18-023 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AMENDMENT To include OAG Investigation Division & OPA Investigation Division all vested powers, authority and benefits by amending 6 CMC 2208 adding a new subsections (g) & (h) May-31-13
PL 18-10 HB 18-35 CNMI VETERANS CEMETARY AMENDMENT May-31-13
PL 18-11 HB 18-17 PUBLIC LAW 17-8 AMENDMENT To include the purchasing of equipment necessary to complete all projects within the Second Senatorial Dist. June-18-13
PL 18-12 HB 18-50 HD1 PENSION OBLIGATION BOND AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2013 To authorize in the amount up to $300 Million to pay the Govt's obligation to the Northern Marianas Islands Retirement Fund. July-02-13
PL 18-13 SB 18-21 HD1 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS DEATH BENEFITS To include Chief Investigator & Investigators of OAGID; House and Senate Sergeant At Arms; DYS Juvenile Probation Unit; OPA Investigators; and Gaming Commission Investigators & Inspectors August-08-13
PL 18-14 SB 18-22 HD1 RESISTING ARREST To amend 6 CMC 1434(b) to include Chief Investigator & Investigators of OAGID; Chief Marshal & Deputy Marshals; DYS Juvenile Probation Unit; and OPA Investigators August-08-13
PL 18-15 HB 18-064 DR. RITA-HOCOG INOS JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL To rename August-16-13
PL 18-16 SB 18-15 FREE TRADE ZONES AMENDMENT To amend 4 CMC 51102 to establish free trade zones in the Northern Islands August-19-13
PL 18-17 SB 18-12, HD1 EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS To amend 1 CMC §2902 to prohibit unlimited number of 30 day executive acting appts. September-05-13
PL 18-18 HB 18-98, HD6, SS1, CCS1 APPROPRIATIONS AND BUDGET AUTHORITY ACT OF 2014 September-18-13
PL 18-19 SB 18-7, SS1 HD1 PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM WATER AND WASTE WATER RATE To charge PSS commercial rate for water and waster water September-24-13
PL 18-20 HB 18-100, HD3 COMMONWEALTH LOTTERY COMMISSION ACT AMENDMENT October-07-13
PL 18-21 HB 18-46, HD1, SD1 DEFINE CONTRIBUTION PLAN ACT AMENDMENT To allow members of the DCP to withdraw their account balance without terminating employment. October-07-13
PL 18-22 HB 18-11 VETERAN'S LICENSE PLATE ACT AMENDMENT To amend fees pertaining to the issuance of veteran's license. October-08-13
PL 18-23 HB 18-116 PUBLIC ROADS AMENDMENT To amend 2 CMC Article 3 Section 4132 (a) to include Commonwealth agencies, governemental corporations and political subdivision to comply with road cutting standards, policies, and requirements. October-08-13
PL 18-24 HB 18-19, HD1 SAFETY MEASURES ON PUBLIC ROAD OR HIGHWAY To establish safety measures pertaining to cyclers and motor vehicle operators. October-12-13
PL 18-25 HB 18-33 COMMONWEALTH BOARD OF NURSING EXAMINERS To re-establish as autonomous public agency. October-18-13
PL 18-26 HB 18-29, HD2 RECREATIONAL TARGET RANGE ACT OF 2013 To amend the Weapons Control Act to allow: Outdoor Shooting Ranges, Skeet Shooting October-18-13
PL 18-27 HB 18-44, HD1 SALES RECEIPT INSPECTIONS To require the Dept of Finance, Div. of Rev and Taxation to make periodic inspections October-30-13
PL 18-28 HB 18-115 NORTHERN MARIANAS COLLEGE MISSION STATEMENT To allow the NMC the flexibility to revise its mission statement November-12-13
PL 18-29 HB 18-28, HD1 SD1 TAX AMNESTY To provide amnesty period for the filing of dinquent tax returns and payment of delinquent taxes without imposition of penalty and interest with exceptions; and for waiver of penalites for payment of business license fees. [Expiration of application: January 1, 2014] December-04-13
PL 18-30 HB 18-51, HD4, SS1, CCD1 TOURISM ENTERTAINMENT AND DESTINATION ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2013 To authorize electronic gaming machines or any electronic table games Popular name: Electronic Gaming December-13-13
PL 18-31 HB 18-82, HD1 ANTI-VIOLENCE LEAVE ACT OF 2013 To create January-10-14
PL 18-32 HB 18-106, HD1 FAIR FISHING ACT OF 2000 AMENDMENT To authorize one-half inch net mesh to catch bigeye scad (atulai) and to allow net fishing for goat fish (tiao) during their seasonal run in the First Sen. District January-10-14
PL 18-33 HB 18-160 CUSTOMS POINT OF ENTRY To establish the exit of the United States Post Office as an Official Customs Point of Entry January-23-14
PL 18-34 HB 18-159, SD1 COMMONWEALTH INSURANCE ACT AMENDMENT To add a new Chapter 6 to 4 CMC, Div. 7, to provide for a premium rate review process; and for other purposes. February-14-14
PL 18-35 HB 18-132, HD1 SALES RECEIPT ACT Amendment To revise penalties February-14-14
PL 18-36 HB 18-142, SS1 SPECIAL IMPREST ACCOUNT To require all unclaimed third party funds within the Commonwealth Judiciary to be deposited into a special imprest account specifically for the use of the Judicial Branch February-14-14
PL 18-37 SB 18-26 JUDGMENT SETTLEMENT ACT OF 2013. To authorize the Governor to negotiate a settlement and resolution of judgments entered against the CNMI Government; and for other purposes. February-23-14
PL 18-38 HB 18-179, HD4 EXCLUSIVE GAMING LICENSE ACT March-21-14
PL 18-39 SB 18-30, SS1 REDUCTION OF UTILITIES RECONNECTION FEE FOR RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL CONSUMERS March-21-14
PL 18-40 SB 18-31, SS1, SD1, HD1 CNMI SCHOLARSHIP - AUTONOMOUS AGENCY March-21-14
PL 18-41 SB 18-4 WIRELESS SERVICE COVERAGE MAPS To require commercial wireless service providers to produce March-21-14
PL 18-42 SB 18-38 PRESERVATION, PROTECTION, AND MAINTENANCE AND DISPOSITION OF PUBLIC ACCESS OF MANAGAHA; AND MANAGEMENT OF SUBMERGED LANDS To amend 1 CMC Section 2653 (c) and Section 2653 March-27-14
PL 18-43 HB 18-182 HD6 EXCLUSIVE GAMING LICENSE ACT AMENDMENT (PL 18-38) April-01-14
PL 18-44 HB 18-170 COMMONWEALTH DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT AMENDMENT To amend 4 CMC §10460 (b)(1); and 4 CMC §10460 (c); to provide for the issuance of bonds other than general obligation bonds. April-09-14
PL 18-45 HB 18-171, SD1 AMEND PUBLIC LAW 18-12 (Pension Bond authorization) To provide for the issuance of bonds other than general obligation bonds; acknowledge the existence of an actuarial determination of unfunded liability of the Commonwealth Govt to the Retirement Fund April-11-14
PL 18-46 HB 18-107, HD1, SS1, CCD1 ELECTION REFORM ACT AMENDMENT To amend 1 CMC, Division 6, Elections, and to authorize the election of the Attorney General; and for other purposes. April-23-14
PL 18-47 HB 18-101 LAW ENFORCEMENT MANDATORY DRUG TESTING ACT OF 2013 April-24-14
PL 18-48 SB 18-29, HD1 FAIR FISHING ACT OF 2000 AMENDMENT To authorize one-half inch net mesh to catch bigeye scad (atulai) and to allow net fishing for goat fish (tiao) during its season in the Second Sen. District May-05-14
PL 18-49 HB 18-111, HD2 NORTHERN MARIANAS SPORTS ACT OF 2013 To establish May-07-14
PL 18-50 HB 18-140 COMMONWEALTH OFFICE OF TRANSIT AUTHORITY ACT AMENDMENT To authorize Special Assistant to adopt rules and regulations June-13-14
PL 18-51 HB 18-144 HS1 COMMONWEALTH OFFICE OF TRANSIT AUTHORITY ACT AMENDMENT To reduce advisory board members from 10 to 5 members. June-13-14
PL 18-52 HB 18-151, HS1 PUC AMENDMENTS ACT AMENDMENTS To provide the commission with the authority to require management audits of regulated entities. June-20-14
PL 18-53 HB 18-192, HD1 SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2014 July-01-14
PL 18-54 HB 18-39, HD1 PARKING METER ACT To authorize the DPW to assess fees associated with parking. July-01-14
PL 18-55 HB 18-134 HOUSE & SENATE SERGEANT OF ARMS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS To amend 6 CMC Section 2208 (LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS) July-01-14
PL 18-56 HB 18-195, HD1 REPEALER: PUBLIC LAWS 18-38 & 18-43 & REENACTMENT: EXCLUSIVE GAMING LICENSE ACT July-11-14
PL 18-57 SB 18-53, SD1, HD1 EARNED WAGES AND SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCES To provide a legal structure that would provide relief in situations where there is Earned Compensation owed to Former Employees and subsistence allowance pursuant to an appropriation legislation; and for other purposes July-16-14
PL 18-58 HB 18-49, SS1 TOUR OPERATOR AND TOUR GUIDE REGULATORY ACT OF 2013 To authorize MVA to regulate July-31-14
PL 18-59 SB 18-42 MANDATE CNMI DRIVER'S LICENSE COMPLIANCE WITH REAL ID ACT REQUIREMENTS July-31-14
PL 18-60 HB 18-92, SD1 IMPOUNDMENT OF VEHICLES To authorize the CNMI DPS to impound vehicles and to promulgate all policies and procedures necessary to enforce this authority. August-01-14
PL 18-61 HB 18-153, SD1 SHOOTING GALLERIES AND SHOOTING RANGES LIABILITY INSURANCE (PL 18-26) To amend liability insurance coverage from Five Million to One Million August-15-14
PL 18-62 HB 18-165, SD1 RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO AMENDMENT To amend the standards for the renewable energy portfolio for electrical power producers and to amend 4 CMC § 8532 to authorize the installation of net energy metering for all eligible residential customer-generators; and for other purposes. September-04-14
PL 18-63 SB 18-66 AMEND ELECTION LAW Adding new Section 6309-Person Eligible for only one public office September-05-14
PL 18-64 HB 18-118, SD1, SD1, CCD1 TO GRADUALLY INCREASE THE TAX ON CIGARETTES September-16-14
PL 18-65 HB 18-166, HD1 TAX AMNESTY To provide amnesty period for the filing of dinquent tax returns and payment of delinquent taxes without imposition of penalty and interest with exceptions; and for waiver of penalites for payment of business license fees. [Expiration of application: December 15, 2014] September-16-14
PL 18-66 HB 18-201, HD3, SS1, SD2, CCS1 APPROPRIATIONS AND BUDGET AUTHORITY ACT OF 2015. September-16-14
PL 18-67 HB 18-156, HD1 MEDICAL FACILITIES LAND USE ACT OF 2013 To vest the CHC with a certain piece of public land; and for other purposes. September-16-14
PL 18-68 HB 18-198, HS1 SEA TOUCH SAIPAN SUBMERGED LAND LEASE ACT OF 2014 To approve the submerged land lease agreement between Sea Touch, Saipan and the CNMI Government via the Dept. of Lands and Natural Resources pursuant to Submerged Lands Act (2 CMC Section 1201 et sep). November-14-14