Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Nena Signed Bills Passed By 10th Congress 1st Regular Session

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): June 19, 1997 -President Jacob Nena has informed Congress Speaker Fritz his actions on three of the Congressional Acts that were forwarded to his office for action. In a May 28, 1997 communication to Speaker Fritz the President stated that he signed Congressional Act 10-1 into Public Law No. 10-1, further amending Public Law Nos. 9-100, which appropriated the sum of $ 5,350,000 for projects in chuuk State.

It was subsequently amended by Public Law Nos. 9-104, 9-129 and 9-150. The latest amendment is to further reallocate and change the use of certain funds appropriated for public projects and programs in the State of Chuuk.

President Nena on June 11, 1997 signed Congressional Act No. 10-2 into law and designated it as Public Law No. 10-2. It further amends Public Law No. 8-115, which appropriates $ 500,000 to assist State-administered public health programs in the State of Chuuk. It was subsequently amended by Public Law Nos. 9-092 and 9-107. This latest amendment is to further change that portion earmarked specifically for the Mortlocks.

The President also signed on June 11, 1997, Congressional Act No. 10-3, designating it Public Law No. 10-3, which further modifies and reallocates the use of $142,802, for funding elementary and secondary schools in the State of Chuuk.

President Nena also received from Congress copies of Congress Resolution No. 10-18, adopted on May 22, 1997, which authorized the Legislative Counsel and Congress Staff Attorneys to represent the Congress Public Information Officer in a lawsuit Civil Case No. 1997-061, entitled O'Sullivan versus Panuelo, et al.

The President also received Congressional Resolution No. 10-3, ratifying the Air Transport Agreement between the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands which was signed in Palikir by representatives of the two governments on May 5, 1997.


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