Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

More Congressional Acts sign into law

Palikir, POHNPEI (FSM Information Services): December 12, 2007 - Vice President Alik Alik on behalf of President Mori has signed in to law four congressional measures and one by President Mori which was passed by the 15th Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia during its 3rd Special Session in November 2007.

PL No. 15-17 - To amend Public Law No. 14-74, by amending sections 1 and 2 thereof, to change the uses, lapse date and allottee of certain funds previously appropriated therein to fund public projects and programs in Yap States, and for other purposes.

PL No. 15-18 - To amend Public Law No. 15-11 by amending sections 1, 2, 8, and 9 thereof, in order to appropriate an additional $1,410,600 from the General fund for fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.

PL No. 15-19 - To appropriate from the general Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia all sums directly or indirectly received as the proceeds of the second tranche of the FSM National Government's portion of the Private Sector Development Program Loan from the Asian Development Bank, in an amount not to exceed $128,000, for specified tax reform purposes.

PL No. 15-20 - To further amend Public Law No. 14-107 as amended, by amending Section 2 thereof, to change the use of certain funds previously appropriated for Pohnpei State, and for other purposes.

PL No. 15-21 - To amend title 27 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia as enacted by Public Law No. 15-08 by amending Section 265 thereof to provide an alternative procedure for divestment of assets and operations of the Federated States of Micronesia Petroleum Corporation to the States in which they are located, and for other purposes.

Sixteen resolutions have been adopted by the 15th Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia during its third Special Session and they are as follows:

Congressional Resolution No. 15-33 - Ratify the Amendments to the Palau Arrangement for the Management of the Western Pacific Purse Seine Fishery.

Congressional Resolution No. 15-44 - Confirming the nomination of Mr. Thomas Tamangmow to be the member of the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA).

Congressional Resolution No. 15-45 - Confirming the nomination of Mr. Robert Taulung to be the member of the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA).

Congressional Resolution No. 15-51 Ratifying the Revised Cotonou Agreement between the European community (EC) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP) of the which the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is a partner by advancing economic, cultural and social development and strengthening of partnership, development of cooperation and economic and trade relations through contributing to peace and security in promoting a stable and democratic political environment.

Congressional Resolution No. 15-53 - Recognizing the continuing accomplishments of Mr. Manuel Miningfel of the State of Yap for his on-going success in the international sport of weightlifting.

Congressional Resolution No. 15-54 - Authorizing the President to resubmit the nomination of Mr. Francis Itimai to be the Secretary of the FSM Department of Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure.

Congressional Resolution No. 15-55 - confirming the nomination of Lyndon L. Cornelius to be Kosrae State's representative or member on the Board of Regents of college of Micronesia.

Congressional Resolution No. 15-59 - Confirming the nomination of Mr. Samson Pretrick to serve as Ambassador of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Government of Fiji.

Congressional Resolution No. 15-61 - Confirming the nomination of Mr. Gracful Enlet to be a member of the COM-FSM Board of Regents.

Congressional Resolution No. 15-62 - Confirming the nomination of Yosiwo P. George to be a member on the Federated States of Micronesia Social Security Board.

Congressional Resolution No. 15-64 - Confirming the nomination of Vita Akapito Skilling to be the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Affairs of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Congressional Resolution No. 15-66 - Confirming the nomination of Mr. John A. Chugen to serve as National Election Commissioner for Yap State.

Congressional Resolution No. 15-67 - Confirming the nomination of Mr. Kun J Olter to serve as National Election commissioner for Kosrae State.

Congressional Resolution No. 15-69 - A resolution to amend the Official Rules of Procedure of the Fifteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Congressional Resolution No. 15-76 - Extending the Third Special Session of the Fifteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia for one additional day.


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