Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

More Bills Passed and Resolutions Adopted during the Fourth Regular Session

Palikir, POHNPEI (FSM Information Service): June 4, 2008 - The 4th Regular Session of the 15th Congress of the Federated States Micronesia adjourned May 31, 2008 with the passage and adoption of the following Congressional Bills and Resolutions.

Congressional Bills:

CB No 15-05: To further amend Title 41 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia by enacting a new Chapter 11 to establish a Cancer Registry System in the FSM for the collection of information on the incident of cancer and related data regarding cancer patients, health care facilities and health care providers, and for other purposes.

CB No. 15-16: To further amend Title 9 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia by amending Section 704 of Chapter 7 to permit a registered voter to cast a ballot where there is mistake in placing the name of the voters on the signature list of a polling place in state, Congressional election district in which he or she does not reside.

CB No. 15-25: To amend Title 2 of the FSM Code by enacting a new section 210 and 211 of Chapter 2 to establish a trust fund for the benefit of former Presidents of the FSM and to provide for allowance to the former Presidents payable from such fund, and for other purposes.

CB No. 15-73: To further amend Title 24 of the FSM Code by amending Section 201 and 202 to establish a two term limit for members of the NORMA Board, to limit period of time a member may serve after expiration of a term to six months, and for other purposes.

CB No. 15-123: To amend Public No. 15-11 as amended, in order to appropriate additional sum of $727,537 from the general fund for period ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.

CB No. 15-124: To further amend Public Law No. 15-32 to change the use of certain funds previously appropriated for public projects and social programs for the State of Kosrae, Yap, Chuuk, and Pohnpei, and for other purposes.

CB No. 15-125: To appropriate the sum of $245,000 from the general fund of the FSM for the purpose of funding the general election in March 2009 and for other purposes.

CB No. 15-129: To further amend Public Law No. 14-84 to change use of certain funds appropriated therein for public projects, and social programs in the State of Kosrae, and for other purposes.

Congressional Resolutions:

CR No. 15-133: To authorize the President to submit the recommended National Government Compact Budget request to the US under Article V of the Financial Procedures agreement.

CR No. 15-134: Expressing the condolences of the FSM for the widespread damage and loss of lives caused by recent earthquake in Sichuan, China.

CR No. 15-136: Approving agreement for foreign fishing vessels between the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority and B.J. Fishing Agency.

CR No. 15-140: Expressing the appreciation of the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia for the decision of the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii to again accept Micronesian clients, and to Mr. Chuck Greenfield for his continuing assistance to Micronesian in Hawaii.

CR No. 15-142: Setting the ceiling of the total funds estimated to be available for appropriation from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008.

CR No. 15-143: Inviting former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori of Japan to address the Congress of he FSM during his next visit to the FSM.


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