Legislation
Hotel Worker Health Insurance Act, which would require hotels and other lodging facilities to provide qualified health benefits for all their employees and their dependents. GHRA fought against the measure and successfully defeated the bill and prevented it from being a referendum on the general elections ballot.
on language for rezoning and relocating specifically defined adult entertainment facilities into M1 Light Industrial and M2 Heavy Industrial Zones.    By relocating these facilities, the businesses can be better monitored and policed for the sole purpose of improving regulation and enforcing the laws with concerns for public order, safety and health.  After years of discussing the language and holding roundtable discussions with GHRA and tourism stakeholders, the bill was discontinued due to lack of support from senators to get it passed into law.
to allow Japan licensed cosmetologists and professionals to practice their trade on Guam, which requires specialized skills and experience in the wedding market.
the hours of selling and serving alcohol.  GHRA supported to repeal and reenact Section 3414 of Article 4, Chapter 3, Title 11 of the Guam Code Annotated relative to the Hours of Sale for Alcoholic Beverages.  The reduction of hours impacted the businesses that serve and sell alcoholic beverages.  The legal drinking age was raised to 21 and establishments had to close at 2 p.m.
changes to the rules and regulations for practicing massage and massage therapy.  GHRA attended several meetings with sponsors of the bill, but there was little support at the legislature to pass the bill into law.
and GHRA met with the sponsor of the bill, stakeholders and the ABC License Board to make amendments. After several years and amendments, the bill was passed into law in 2015. The rules and regulations were never promulgated by the ABC License Board, which caused a delay in the implementation affecting the dates for training and expiration of existing cards. GHRA worked closely with the ABC License Board and Compliance division to ensure proper implementation by getting GHRA and its 40+ trainers to be approved trainers using TiPS on Guam.
Governing the Issuance and fee increases of sanitary permit fees, which would take place over a three-year period. The fee schedules were not reasonable and justified.  After extensive deliberations with GHRA, the introduction of the bill was cancelled until further notice.
Bill 414-30 (COR) addresses concerns allows for ULSD to be sold on Guam effective January 1, 2011.  GHRA was in favor of Bill 414-30.
on each hotel room rented each day on Guam as a dedicated source of funding for grants, loans, and other sources to support cultural and historic facilities.  GHRA encouraged and challenged the Government of Guam to look at existing sources of funding.  The bill did not pass into law.
which would require a $2 Marine Conservation Fee to be levied on visitors per occupancy per night stay and add new permit and fee requirements for marine operations. GHRA was successful in amending the bill to remove the fees before it passed into law.
Hotel Worker Health Insurance Act, which would require hotels and other lodging facilities to provide qualified health benefits for all their employees and their dependents. GHRA fought against the measure and successfully defeated the bill and prevented it from being a referendum on the general elections ballot.

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