Though the governor vetoed two bills passed by the Guam Legislature in June, another 20 have become law since their passage.
Among the provisions in the host of new laws are regulations that tighten the bed-and-breakfast industry in Guam; and with the advent of smart phones, the sending of “revenge porn” over the information superhighway is now prohibited in Guam.
The island now also has its very own Family and Medical Leave Act.
Bill 298-33 is now Public Law 33-170. Introduced to accommodate working families and promote parental involvement with their children, the measure provides up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave per year and guarantees job protection and continuance of health insurance for employees who need time off from work to care for their own health, an ill loved one or a newborn child. The new law also establishes leave for children's school-related purposes.