Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

President Signed Congressional Acts into Laws

Palikir, POHNPEI (FSM Information Services): October 11, 2006 - PL No. 14-77 amends the previous Public Law to allow the transfer of $24,000.00 from the Legislature's Staff Offices Contractual Services budget to its Personnel budget.

PL No. 14-78, appropriate $500,000 from the FSM General Funds for projects in the State of Chuuk, $435,255 for FSM contribution to the cost of FY06 Single Audit and $300,000 for partial payment for MiCare accounts payable.

PL No. 14-79 amends PL No. 14-69 sections (1) to change the use of funds for Caroline Islands Air ($131,950) and (3) to extend the lapse date of the fund to September 2007.

PL No. 14-80 appropriate the sum of $21,876,944 from the General Fund for funding the operations of all branches of the National Government of the FSM, it's Agencies, various programs, grants, subsidies and contributions and to establish a capital and human resource development budget for the first two quarters of the fiscal year 2007.

Along with the Public laws, seven resolutions has been adopted by the FSM Congress and they are as follows:

Congressional Resolution No. 14-81 - Expressing appreciation to the Australian Parliament for inviting and hosting a delegation from the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia, in affording the delegation an opportunity to meet and learn from the Parliament Presiding Officers, Honorable members of the Parliament, Department Ministries, Local Parliamentary Assemblies and Government Leaders, Agencies on Fisheries and Tourism, other Agencies and learning institutions, and tourist establishment in Canberra, Sydney and Cairns, and to the Government and People of Australia and their gracious assistance and warm hospitality.

Congressional Resolution No. 14-87 - Congratulating the Government and People of the Republic of Palau on the Twelfth Anniversary of the Republic's Independence and the Opening of a new Capitol Building in the State of Melekeok.

Congressional Resolution No. 14-90 - 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, 2007.

Congressional Resolution No. 14-91 - 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, 2006.

Congressional Resolution No. 14-92 - Expressing gratitude to His Excellency Mr. Yang Qiang for his service as Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Federated States of Micronesia.

Congressional Resolution No. 14-94 - Expressing gratitude and appreciation to Ms. Jennifer Burnett for her years of service, commitment and dedications to her employment with the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Congressional Resolution No. 14-95 - Expressing gratitude and appreciation to Mr. Lance E. Laack for his commitment and dedication to his work with the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.


For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356
e-mail: fsmpio@mail.fm
http://www.fsmpio.fm/