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convening in accordance with Rule III, shall not be finally passed until the commencement of the second portion of said session (convening in accordance with Rule III) unless there is an urgency clause attached to said bill and said urgency clause shall, prior to final action on the bill, have been approved by a two-thirds vote (14 votes) of the members of the Legislature.

Section 2. Bills introduced in the second portion of the first annual regular session of any Legislature (convening in accordance with Rule III) shall not be finally passed until the first portion of the next regular annual session of the Legislature unless there is an urgency clause attached to said bill and said urgency clause shall prior to final action on the bill, have been approved by a two-thirds vote (14 votes) of the members of the Legislature.

Section 3. Bills introduced in the second portion of the second annual regular session (convening in accordance with Rule III) shall not be finally passed unless at least 15 legislative days shall have intervened between the introduction of the bill and its final passage. Provided, however, that this rule shall not apply to a bill containing an urgency clause where said urgency clause shall, prior to final action on the bill, have been approved by a two-thirds vote (14 votes) of the members of the Legislature.

Section 4. All bills introduced in one portion of a regular annual session which are not passed in the succeeding ortion of an annual session shall automatically die and thereafter cannot be revived at any time for any purpose whatsoever.

Except as otherwise herein provided any bill may be passed by a majority vote (11 votes) of the members of Legislature but shall not be passed by less than that number.

No bill may be passed except by a vote on roll call.

When a bill containing an urgency clause does not receive the required two-thirds vote for the adoption of the urgency clause, then

RULE XXIII

Section 1. Any member of the Legislature of Guam who has been duly elected thereto and has not been removed for cause shall have upon retirement, resignation or failure to return to the Legislature the privilege of the floor of the Legislature, but not the privilege of discussion and debate.

Section 2. With the exception of those persons referred to in Sec. 1 hereof, no person not a member of the Legislature shall be permitted on the floor of the legislative chamber while the Legislature is sitting except officers and employees of the Legislature, and such persons as may be allowed the privilege of the floor for the day by the Legislature.

No person except a member of the Legislature shall advocate or oppose the passage of any bill or resolution on the floor of the legislative chamber while the Legislature is in session.

RULE XXIV

Section 1. Members of the press who have been duly accredited by the Legislature shall be permitted to enter and remain in the Legislative chamber during sessions. The Committee on Rules shall request newspaper and periodicals to submit the names of those persons who desire accreditation to the Legislature and, upon receipt of such names, recommend to the Legislature the accreditation of such individuals.

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Each session of the First Guam Legislature opened with prayer led by the Reverend Father Felixburto Flores, Chaplain. MESSAGE OF THE

HONORABLE OSCAR CHAPMAN

SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR

OF THE

UNITED STATES

“I wish to extend to the people of Guam my warmest greetings on this day which marks the anniversary both of the liberation of Guam by the armed forces of the United States and of the establishment of civil government under Organic Act. The highest tribute is due the citizens of Guam for the splendid progress being made in rebuilding the territorial economy, in fostering better health, educational and other public services, in encouraging improved housing and public facilities, and in establishing a firm foundation for representative and democratic government based upon the rule of law. The accomplishments of the Guam Legislature over the past two years, through its passage of many sound basic laws, has never been surpassed in the history of the United States territories. Under the splendid leadership of Governor Skinner, the Government of Guam has produced a record of achievement in all essentials of democratic government impressive to all genuinely interested in the welfare of the territory. I commend all concerned for this remarkable record and urge continued dedication to the spirit and substance of freedom and self-government for which Liberation Day on Guam is celebrated.”

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s/ OSCAR CHAPMAN

July 21, 1952.

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