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Public Laws of the 20th Commonwealth Legislature:

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PL 20-01 SB 20-16, SD1 COMMONWEALTH PORTS AUTHORITY ACT AMENDMENT Amend ports owned by or leased by the CPA; define industrial port use and port related operations to lease public lands for public purpose related to the CPA's mandate March-09-17
PL 20-02 HB 20-56 GOVERNOR ELOY S. INOS PEACE PARK June-15-17
PL 20-03 SB 20-14, HD1 AMEND 6 CMC 2253, to limit the number of shooting gallery and shooting range; and of other purposes. July-26-17
PL 20-04 HB 20-103, HS1 APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE PAYMENT OF COMMONWEALTH vs. LOT NO. 353 NEW-G et al, CIVIL CASE NO. 97-0266 To appropriate $16,296,263.89 to pay judgment. August-16-17
PL 20-05 SB 20-12, SD1 DPL-HOMESTEAD PERMIT WAIVER REQUIREMENTS To authorize the DPL to waive requirements on construction of structure due to lack of infrastructures facilities August-19-17
PL 20-06 HB 20-92 REPROGRAM FUNDS TO PSS EARLY HEAD START & HEAD START CENTERS [PL 19-75] August-19-17
PL 20-07 HB 20-45, HD1 ROUTE 324 & ROUTE 325 - PUBLIC HIGHWAY To establish on the Island of Saipan located in Laulau and Kanat Tabla August-19-17
PL 20-08 SB 20-8, SD1 CNMI PROFESSIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM ACT 2017 To enable the CNMI to participate in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's (WICHE) Professional Student Exchange Program; and for other purposes. August-21-17
PL 20-09 HB 20-116, SD2 To appropriate the amount of $7,129,041.76 to pay the balance of the annual payments due to the Settlement Fund for FY 2014 and FY 2015. September-12-17
PL 20-10 HB 20-99, SS1 To repeal and reenact 4 CMC § 2307; repeal and reenact 4 CMC §2308; to earmark the casino Gross Revenue Tax to supplement the payment of the 25 percent of all the retirees’ pensions and to include NMC, NMTI as recipients of the funds generated from the Gross Revenue Tax; and for other purposes. September-25-17
PL 20-12 HB 20-16, SD1 Right to Trial by Jury Amdt [Civil Procedure] Mandate a jury to hear all felonies and misdemeanor charges September-26-17
PL 20-13 SB 20-9, SD1 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION RULES AND REGULATIONS AMENDMENT Credit years of work experience with Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree September-26-17
PL 20-14 SB 20-48 LIBRARY ACT AMENDMENT To restructure and modify duties and qualifications of the Administrative Librarian to Public Library Director September-26-17
PL 20-15 SB 20-54 ANNUAL BUDGET SUBMISSION MANDATE To mandate all CNMI Gov't corporations, autonomous agencies and regulatory agencies to submit their annual budget to the office of the Govenror which shall be included in the Governor's annual budget proposal; establish penalty provision for the failure of such government entities to timely submit their annual budget to the office of the Governor September-26-17
PL 20-11 HB 20-105, HD2, SD3, CCS1 FY 2018 APPROPRIATIONS ACT [Item Vetoed] September-26-17
PL 20-16 HB 20-108, HD1, HS1 To appropriate the amount of One Million, Four Hundred Seventeen Thousand, Five Hundred Forty-Five Dollars ($1,417,545.00) to pay for the outstanding retroactive lump-sum payment to active and inactive employees whose wages were frozen in Step 12. September-29-17
PL 20-17 HB 20-4, HD2, SD2 ELIMINATE CAP DISTRIBUTION UNDER MVA TRUST FUND FOR TINIAN AND ROTA September-29-17
PL 20-18 SB 20-7, SD1 NMHC ANNEX SUBDIVISION To amend 2 CMC §4435(f) and to repeal 2 CMC §4435(h) September-29-17
PL 20-19 HB 20-75, HD1 DRUG COURT REVOLVING FUND (To Est) To establish the Drug Court Revolving Fund and to authorize the Commonwealth Superir Court's Drug Court to impose fees on Drug Court participants September-29-17
PL 20-20 SB 20-2, SD3, HD1 OFFICE OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT To establish office within the Department of Finance October-06-17
PL 20-21 SB 20-45, HD2 LIMITED EXEMPTION TO REGISTER RIGHT-HAND DRIVE VEHICLE October-06-17
PL 20-22 SB 20-41, SD1 UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT To establish Repeal & reenact Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 5, Articles 1 through 3, and Title 8, Section 1580 of the Commonwealth Code October-06-17
PL 20-23 SB 20-3,SS1, HD1 BOARD OF EDUCATION NONVOTING MEMBER AMENDMENT To limit term of high school student representative to the BOE to one year and rotation appointment by public school October-06-17
PL 20-24 HB 20-66 ELIMINATE ANY LANGUAGE AMBIGUITY re: LAW ENFORCEMENT MANDATORY DRUG TESTING eliminate the words "subject to funding" in current statute [1 CMC 8602(b)] November-01-17
PL 20-25 HB 20-20, HD1 AMEND VEHICLE REGISTRATION: To provide additional discounted benefits for Veterans. November-01-17
PL 20-26 SB 20-15, SD1 NMC BOARD OF REGENTS NOMINATING COMMITTEE ACT To establish November-01-17
PL 20-27 HB 20-34 HANDGUN PROHIBITION REVIVAL ACT Repeal in part Section 3 of PL No. 19-42 and revive former 6 CMC §2222 (e) and its associated definitions November-02-17
PL 20-28 HB 20-14 IMPROVE THE JUSTICE SYSTEM'S RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE December-11-17
PL 20-29 HB 20-18 AMEND OPERATING HOURS FOR SHOOTING GALLERIES AND SHOOTING RANGES Shooting Galleries shall operate from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM Shooting Ranges shall operate from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM December-11-17
PL 20-31 HB 20-12 DRUG COURT SENTENCING REFORM ACT To reform drug sentencing laws to effectuate the rehabilitation and treatment principles of evidence-based sentencing December-11-17
PL 20-30 HB 20-22 CLARIFYING ACTIVITIES SUBJECT TO HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX To amend the Hotel Occupancy Tax [4 CMC 1502 (a) & (b)] to add lodging house; apartment, rooming house; private residence; bed and breakfast December-11-17
PL 20-32 HB 20-131, HD1 TOBACCO CONTROL FUND APPROPRIATION ($3,375,000) $843,750 for Public Health Services activities; $843,750 Public Health Services for Prenatal & Maternal Care); $843,750 for Education & Prevention Program - Public Health; $843,750 PSS for comprehensive school health education program relating to hazards of tobacco use by CNMI youth December-15-17
PL 20-33 HB 20-10, SD1 SETTLEMENT FUND REVOLVING FUND ACCOUNT & BOND PAYMENT REVOLVING FUND ACCOUNT To establish December-15-17
PL 20-34 HB 20-129, HD1, HS1, SD1 To amend 4 CMC 2308 to address concerns of the Settlement Fund Trustee and reserve funds generated from the Casino Gross Revenue Tax December-15-17
PL 20-35 HB 20-145 APPROPRIATE $22M CASINO GRT 25% and bonus [RETIREES] December-15-17
PL 20-36 HB 20-9 $10.00 SURCHARGE FOR SCUBA DIVE SHOP OPERATORS To require scuba dive shop operators to impose a $10.00 surcharge per tank usage for the services provided by the operators; to be deposited into a special account for the purchase, installation, operation and maintenance of the decompression chamber. January-05-18
PL 20-37 SB 20-40, SD1 VETERAN OR DISABLED VETERAN LICENSE PLATES To amend 9 CMC §2116 to provide for the identification of vehicle license plates January-18-18
PL 20-38 SB 20-72 GUARDIANSHIP ACT AMENDMENT To give the court flexibility to determine who is a qualified petitioner in order to protect the best interest of children who require guardianship in the CNMI Update guardianship statutes to reflect current immigration laws that applies in the CNMI. January-18-18
PL 20-39 HB 20-118, HD1 INCREASE FEES FOR REGISTRATION AND LICENSES To generate funding for the repair and maintenance of CNMI roads and highways; establishing Temporary Operator's License category January-26-18
PL 20-40 HB 20-101, HD1 RETIREES ENROLLMENT-REENROLLMENT COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM To allow for annuitants who fail to enroll or re-enroll within six months of the date of retirement may enroll at a later date subject to the open-enrollement month January-26-18
PL 20-41 HB 20-135, SD4 AMEND FY 2018 APPROPRIATIONS ACT [PL 20-11] February-16-18
PL 20-42 HB 20-147, HS1, HD1, SD4 APPROPRIATE $24,026,056.35 CASINO GRT EARMARKED UNDER 4 CMC §2308 March-01-18
PL 20-43 HB 20-140, HD1, SD1 RESPITE SERVICES PROGRAM To designate the Dept of Community and Cultural Affairs as the program administering authority for program. March-02-18
PL 20-44 HB 20-69, HS1, SD1 REGULATE MARINE SPORTS & ACTIVITIES IN CONSERVATION AREAS & SANCTUARIES March-08-18
PL 20-45 HB 20-3, SD1 E-CITATION IMPLEMENTATION ACT OF 2017 To amend and repeal provisions of the Vehicle Code to allow for e-citation implementation March-14-18
PL 20-46 SB 20-24, SD1 PROVIDE IMMUNITY TO MINORS ASSISTING IN TOBACCO CONTROL INVESTIGATIONS March-16-18
PL 20-47 SB 20-65, SD1 NON-COMPLIANCE OF CHILD SUPPORT ORDERS ACT OF 2017 March-16-18
PL 20-48 HB 20-88, HD1, SD3 EDUCATION ACT OF 2017 (REPEALER & REENACTMENT) March-28-18
PL 20-49 HB 20-70, SD1 CNMI VETERAN'S CEMETARY REVOLVING FUND ACCOUNT To est March-28-18
PL 20-50 SB 20-86, SD1 RENAME TINIAN PORT TO "HONORABLE JOSE PANGELINAN SAN NICOLAS COMMERCIAL PORT TINIAN" April-06-18
PL 20-51 HB 20-83, SS1 MARIANAS VISITORS AUTHORITY (MVA) TOUR GUIDE LICENSING PROGRAM To enable the MVA to strengthen qualifications for tour guides and tour operators [amending 4 CMC §§ 2172-2173]; and to add a new Section 2174 April-06-18
PL 20-52 HB 20-53 PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY To establish and clearly define the authority of the Department of Public Works to promulgate Rules and Regulations within Rights of Way. April-07-18
PL 20-53 HB 20-128 ESTABLISH SEPARATE MARRIAGE LICENSE FEES FOR RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENTS [Amend 8 CMC 1202 (a)] [See also HB 20-44] April-07-18
PL 20-54 SB 20-83 ESTABLISH COMMUNITY SUPERVISION & COMPLIANCE OFFICERS WITHIN THE DRUG COURT Empower and define authority April-11-18
PL 20-55 SB 20-90, HD1 YOUTH CONGRESS AMENDMENT ACT Increase regular sessions to two months [1 CMC §1610(a)] April-11-18
PL 20-56 HB 20-42 GROSS REVENUE TAX AMDT To amend 4 CMC 1302 (a) To include Artists as registered with the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture April-19-18
PL 20-57 HB 20-141, SD1 AUTHORIZE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE TO PAY OBLIGATED 25% RETIREE DEATH BENEFITS DUE TO BENEFICIARIES April-28-18
PL 20-58 HB 20-29, HD1, SD2 To appropriate nine hundred thirty-one thousand, three hundred forty dollars ($931,340) from the Cancer Fund Special Account, earmarked under 4 CMC §1402(g)(2), to support and expand cancer awareness, detection and prevention programs and to appropriate four hundred eighty-five thousand dollars ($485,000) from the Second Senatorial District’s Solid Waste Revolving account for the payment to Docomo Pacific, Inc. May-11-18
PL 20-59 HB 20-102, HD1, SS1, CCS1 To repeal and re-enact 4 CMC § 1508 (Reservation of License Revenue); and for other purposes. May-11-18
PL 20-60 SB 20-64, SD1, HD1 STATE DIRECTORY OF NEW HIRES ACT June-14-18
PL 20-61 HB 20-164, HD3, SD1, CCS1 APPROPRIATE $15,000,000 SPECIAL CASINO GRT (CGRT) EARMARKED UNDER 4 CMC §2308 June-15-18
PL 20-62 HB 20-111 TAMPERING WITH JUDICIAL RECORDS OR PROCESS AMENDMENT [6 CMC 3304] To make it a crime to alter any document bearing the court seal of a copy or the court seal. August-27-18
PL 20-63 SB 20-92 CPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMPOSITION AMENDMENT To comply with Article III, Section 21 of the NMI Constitution September-14-18
PL 20-64 SB 20-58 AMEND 3 CMC §2836 TO REMOVE THE PAYMENT REQUIREMENT BY CHCC TO THE COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT September-14-18
PL 20-65 SB 20-55 REGULATE MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL COMPANIES September-21-18
PL 20-66 (Item Vetoed) HB 20-178, HD4 TAULAMWAAR SENSIBLE CNMI CANNABIS ACT OF 2018 To authorize the regulation and control of marijuana in the CNMI September-21-18
PL 20-67 HB 20-173, SS1, CCS1 FY 2019APPROPRIATIONS ACT September-27-18
PL 20-68 HB 20-187, HD2 APPROPRIATE $20,884,522 SPECIAL CASINO GRT (CGRT) EARMARKED UNDER 4 CMC §2308 October-04-18
PL 20-69 HB 20-124, HD1 EXPEDITED PARTNER THERAPY (EPT THERAPY) To authorize and establish for certain sexually transmitted infections. October-05-18
PL 20-70 HB 20-133, HD1 AGNES MANGLONA McPHETRES ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING To rename Northern Marianas College "BUILDING P" October-05-18
PL 20-71 SB 20-111, SD1 ADVISORY COMMISSION ON COMPENSATION To establish to review the compensation of elected officials October-05-18