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Public Laws of the 19th Commonwealth Legislature:

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PL 19-04 HB 19-92, HD1 EXCISE TAX AMENDMENT To add new subsection to exempt generators and household appliances from the excise tax for the duration of a declaration of disaster; and to suspend Beautification Tax pursuant to 4 CMC Section 5142.
PL 19-01 SB 19-8, SD1, HD1 COMMONWEALTH LEGISLATURE ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE AMENDMENT To amend 1 CMC §1104(a) to set the time for the Organizational Sessions [House convene 10:00 AM; Senate convene-11:00 AM] June-16-15
PL 19-02 SB 19-19 SAIPAN OFFICIAL CAPITAL OF THE CNMI July-28-15
PL 19-03 SB 19-59, SD1 COMMONWEALTH DISASTER PRICE FREEZE ACT OF 1996 AMENDMENT August-14-15
PL 19-40 HB 19-66, HS1 AMEND RULES OF THE ROAD To amend 9 CMC §5602, Passing Passenger Carriers - to include crosswalks, designated school bus stops, school drop zones, and pick up zones September-03-15
PL 19-05 HB 19-8, HD1 COMMONWEALTH BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE ACT September-08-15
PL 19-06 SB 19-14 MANDATORY LIABILITY AUTO INSURANCE ACT To amend 9 CMC Section 8201 & 8205(c) *Uninsured and Under Insured Motorist Coverage September-23-15
PL 19-07 SB 19-3, SS1 CNMI TEACHER REPRESENTATIVE To provide for an election within the PSS for the selection of a nonvoting member on the CNMI State Board of Education September-23-15
PL 19-08 HB 19-86, HD6, SS1, CCS1 APPROPRIATIONS AND BUDGET AUTHORITY ACT OF 2016 September-28-15
PL 19-09 SB 19-9, SD1, HD1 LEGISLATIVE BRANCH ACCOUNTING To restrict transfer of fixed assets and capital goods from legislative offices October-13-15
PL 19-10 HB 19-15 OPERATOR'S LICENSE FEES FOR VETERANS To amend Title 9, Div. 2, Ch 2, § 2201 to avail to Veterans of a discounted operator's license fee benefit. October-13-15
PL 19-11 SB 19-2, SD2, HD1 MAYORAL TRANSITION ACT OF 2015 October-15-15
PL 19-12 HB 19-14, HD1 MOTORCYCLE SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAM ACT To establish October-15-15
PL 19-13 HB 19-9 UPDATE COMMONWEALTH OPEN CONTAINER LAWS October-23-15
PL 19-14 HB 19-94 DRUG COURT ACT October-28-15
PL 19-15 HB 19-47, HD1 AAFES FRAUD AND ABUSE PREVENTION ACT OF 2015 October-28-15
PL 19-16 HB 19-101, HD1 APPROPRIATE $970k FROM THE CANCER FUND SPECIAL ACCOUNT To support the programs of the CHCC; Medical Referral Services November-03-15
PL 19-17 HB 19-29, HD1 ILLEGAL TAXI ACT OF 2015 To improve the statutory language on Taxicab Regulation Act; and increase penalties for the operation of illegal taxis November-06-15
PL 19-18 HB 19-40, HD2 MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE ACT AMENDMENT To increase penalties for violations under 9 CMC 8203 and 8204 November-06-15
PL 19-19 HB 19-83, HD2 AUTHORIZE CUSTOMS TO MAINTAIN ALL COLLECTED FINES IMPOSED AT PORTS OF ENTRY November-07-15
PL 19-20 SB 19-28 GOVT WINDOW TINT RESTRICTIONS AND GOVT LICENSE PLATE REQUIREMENTS EXEMPTIONS FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS November-13-15
PL 19-21 SB 19-48, HD1 CPA MASTER CONCESSION AGREEMENT - SAIPAN/TINIAN/&ROTA POINT OF ENTRY To authorize CPA to grant a master concession agreement for each point of entry November-13-15
PL 19-22 SB 19-56 QUALIFYING CERTIFICATE AMENDMENT To exempt developer infrastructure tax for the Third Senatorial District from the Qualifying Certificate (QC) program November-25-15
PL 19-23 SB 19-36, SS1, HD1 INVESTMENT INCENTIVE ACT AMENDMENT Extend eligibility to casinos on Tinian and Rota [Also known as the Qualifying Certificate] December-04-15
PL 19-24  HB 19-95, HD1, HS1, SS1 CASINO AMENDMENT To clarify powers of the Commonwealth Casino Commission; to make needed changes to the CNMI Code given the unique regulatory oversightof the Casino Industry in the Commonwealth December-04-15
PL 19-25 SB 19-58 MARIANAS VISITORS AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS To amend 4 CMC § 2111(a) one member of the Hotel Association of Northern Mariana Islands (HANMI) December-07-15
PL 19-26 SB 19-52 SPECIAL GOLD STAR LICENSE PLATES To establish December-14-15
PL 19-27 HB 19-51 CUC RESIDENTIAL DISCONNECTION NOTICE AMENDMENT To extend grace period to 30 days; to remove disconnection notice-electric fee of $15 December-18-15
PL 19-28 HB 19-47, HD1 TO REQUIRE ALL TOUR COMPANY VEHICLES TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE December-18-15
PL 19-29 HB 19-121, HD2 AMEND FY 2016 APPROPRIATIONS ACT (PL 19-8) Judiciary [Probation Officers]; GHLI December-30-15
PL 19-30 HB 19-87, HD1, SD1 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL ACT AMENDMENTS Add new Classes & Fees (Casino & E-Gaming); to allow the on-sale (24hours) within designated casino premises; empower ABTC Law Enforcement Officer as set forth in 6 CMC §2208 (a)(b)(c)(d) January-21-16
PL 19-31 HB 19-59, HD1, SD1 CNMI-PSS USDA LOAN AGREEMENT To authorize the CNMI-PSS to enter into a loan agreement for a sum up to $5,000,000 for building additional classrooms, early head start centers, and to pave roads and parking lots at its facilities in Rota and Tinian. January-21-16
PL 19-32 SB 19-23, SS1 ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES ACT To prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes where smoking is prohibited; to regulate electronic cigarettes February-11-16
PL 19-33 SB 19-64 ELECTRONIC IMPERSONATION OFFENSE ACT To establish criminal penalties [See also SB 19-27] February-11-16
PL 19-34 SB 19-62, HD2 LOCAL LAW ACT AMENDMENT To remove the three legislative days requirement for local appropriation bills; and for othr purposes. February-16-16
PL 19-35 HB 19-136, SD1 AMENDING PL 19-8 [APPROPRIATIONS ACT] Governor reprogramming authority for 25% Pension payments February-18-16
PL 19-36 HB 19-137, HD1, SD1 AMEND 4 CMC 1803 TO ALLOW THE SECRETARY OF FINANCE NOTWITHSTANDING 1 CMC 7401 MAY EXPEND TAX REVENUES ALLOTTED AND PAID TO THE NMI RETIREMENT FUND WITHOUT APPROPRIATION TO FUND THE OPERATIONS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE FUND, AND/OR THE 25% PENSION PAYMENTS TO††㰠桴猠潣数∽潲≷䠾畯敳䄠敭摮敭瑮⼼桴ാ ††㰠摴☾扮灳㼻ƾ February-18-16
PL 19-37 HB 19-100 Shooting Galleries & Ranges Liability Insurance; reduce liability insurance coverage to $300,000; and add new section on operating hours. February-19-16
PL 19-38 SB 19-25, HD2 UNLAWFUL TATTOOING OF MINORS To prohibit tattooing of minors without written consent of parent or legal guardian February-25-16
PL 19-39 HB 19-140, HD1 DRUG COURT FUNDING March-17-16
PL 19-41 HB 19-135 CIP PROJECTS APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2001 AMENDMENTS To amend Special Appropriations expenditure authority for the First, Second, and Third Senatorial Districts April-05-16
PL 19-42 SB 19-94, SD1, HD10 REGULATE THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS IN THE COMMONWEALTH April-11-16
PL 19-43 HB 19-62, HD1 DRIVER'S HANDBOOK REQUIREMENT To amend 9 CMC 2413 to require enrolled students to purchase recent edition to Driver's Handbook; To amend 9 CMC adding new sections to Div 5, Ch 8 to mandate motor vehicle rental businesses to make available of purchased Dri††㰠桴猠潣数∽潲≷䠾畯敳䄠敭摮敭瑮⼼桴ാ ††㰠摴☾扮灳㼻ƾ April-28-16
PL 19-45 HB 19-89, HS1 BAN THE IMPORTATION OF USED TIRES April-28-16
PL 19-46 HB 19-49, SD1 BOATING SAFETY ACT AMENDMENT To repeal and re-enact 3 CMC §5411; to amend 3 CMC §5454 - to improve boating safety in the CNMI May-17-16
PL 19-47 HB 19-68, SD1 YOUTH AFFAIRS ACT AMENDMENT June-02-16
PL 19-48 SB 19-49, HD1 GOVERNMENT SALARY CEILING AMENDMENT To exempt Commonwealth Ports Authority (CPA) Managers from government salary ceiling restrictions June-13-16
PL 19-49 HB 19-90, HD1 CNMI OFFICE OF GRANTS MANAGEMENT June-13-16
PL 19-50 SB 19-5, SS1, HD2 90 DAY PREPAID CELLULAR & MIFI CREDITS To impose a 90 day expiration date on cellular prepaid cards and MiFi credits; to allow customers to continue using credits purchased to its full value during 90 day period. June-17-16
PL 19-51 SB 19-45, SD1, HD2 ADVISORY COMMISSION ON COMPENSATION To establish to review the compensation of elected officials July-14-16
PL 19-52 SB 19-11 KAGMAN & SOUTHERN SAIPAN SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATION ESTABLISHMENTS To establish [Also see HB 19-18] July-14-16
PL 19-53 HB 19-26, SD1 COMMONWEALTH LITTER CONTROL ACT AMENDMENT To amend 2 CMC §§ 3411-3416 July-15-16
PL 19-54 SB 19-70, HD1 CRIMINALIZE IMPORTATION OF ILLEGAL PESTICIDES Amend 6 CMC 2301 (a) to include the illegal importation of pesticides July-20-16
PL 19-55 HB 19-106 FRANCISCO MENDIOLA SABLAN MIDDLE SCHOOL July-26-16
PL 19-56 SB 19-61, HD1 CLAIMS AND CLINICAL DATA WAREHOUSE To establish in the Commonwealth Healthcare Coporation (CHCC) July-27-16
PL 19-57 SB 19-68, SD, HD1 COPPER WIRE TRANSACTION-REPORTING REQUIREMENTS To implement 10 day waiting period on the sell of copper wire worth $50 and above; to provide copy of transaction to the DPS within three days of sale August-01-16
PL 19-58 HB 19-25 COMMONWEALTH REAL ID ACT To be in compliance with the Federal REAL ID Act of 2005 August-01-16
PL 19-59 SB 19-50, SD1, HD1 MANDATE ALL PUBLIC LAND LEASES INCLUDE CONDITIONS RE: CONNECTION TO CUC POWER GRI August-02-16
PL 19-60 HB 19-114 TRANSFER ADMINISTRATION OF GOVT. HEALTH & LIFE INSURANCE PROGRAMS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE [See also HB 19-37] August-05-16
PL 19-61 HB 19-111 AMEND 4 CMC 1511 (d) SPECIAL ACCOUNTS FOR THE FIRST AND SECOND SENATORIAL DISTRICTS August-09-16
PL 19-62 HB 19-114 To limit the wharfage fees charged by the Commonwealth Ports Authority to cargo offloaded at a port or harbor in the Commonwealth and to waive wharfage fees on cargo shipped to and from the islands within the Commonwealth; and for other purposes. August-17-16
PL 19-63 HB 19-02, HD1, SD1 SECOND MARIANAS POLITICAL STATUS COMMISSION ACT OF 2015 To create August-26-16
PL 19-64 HB 19-54, HD1 WELL WATER USAGE RATES To authorize the Bureau of Enviromental and Coastal Quality: DEQ to regulate and establish well water usage fees. September-02-16
PL 19-65 HB 19-54, HD1 EDUCATION FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE To amend 3 CMC § 10101(e), to authorize the Scholarship Office to use the voter registration information of parents, and amend 3 CMC § 10105(g), to authorize higher education financial assistance for eligible recipients enrolled at a trade institute or eccredited institution of higher education and eligible high school students with dual or early enrollment at a postsecondary institution; and for other purposes. September-16-16
PL 19-66 HB 19-65, SS1 PROHINIT THE SALES OF BETELNUTS TO MINORS To prohibit the sale, offer, or giving Areca Nut (Betel Nut) to any person who is under the age of 18 (minors); and for other purposes. September-23-16
PL 19-67 HB 19-126, HD2, HS1 CNMI JUDICIARY USDA LOAN To amend the Judiciary Building Fund; to allow all civil fines and all revenues collected by the courts to pay for USDA Rural Development Loan September-27-16
PL 19-68 HB 19-196, SS1 CC1 APPROPRIATIONS AND BUDGET AUTHORITY ACT OF 2017 September-28-16
PL 19-69 SB 1-107, HD1 ESTABLISH DESIGNATED FIRE LANES IN THE CNMI September-28-16
PL 19-70 HB 19-204, HD1 1 CMC § 6213. Absentee Voting: Counting Ballots. [SUSPENSION] To allow for an extended deadline and procedure for absentee ballots for the November 8, 2016 Election. [Sunset provision: Act shall automatically expire on November 23, 2016.] October-28-16
PL 19-71 HB 19-139, HD1 CDA SALARY COMPENSATION ADJUSTMENT ACT EXEMPTION To amend Title 1 Division 8 Part 2 Chapter 4 (Public Employment/Employee Compensation of the Commonwealth Code. To exempt the Commonwealth Development Authority (CDA) from the salary limitations imposed by the Compensation Adjustment Act. November-17-16
PL 19-72 HB 19-185 CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT Sexual Assualt & Sexual Abuse of Minors Amendment [Time Limitation to Commence Upon any Time] November-17-16