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12th Kosrae State Legislative Resolutions

L.r. No.   Title                                                                                                           

Urging the President and Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia seek and endorse resolution(s) to the potential adverse impacts of the phasing out of the Amended Compact of Free Association (COFA) towards U.S. programs, including the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Bank's Federal Depository Insurance Corporation (FDIC) membership.

Consenting and confirming the nomination of Dr. Tulensru E. Waguk (Ph.D), to continue to serve as the Director of the Department of Education.

Amending Section 4.2.2 of the Kosrae State Legislature Rules of Procedures, to modify the number of Committees a member can serve in; from 4 to 5.

Amending Rule 4.2.6 (c) of the Kosrae State Legislature Rules of Procedures, by inserting a new subject, namely Kosrae Community Health Center, as of the subjects that fall within the jurisdiction of the Standing Committee on Health and Social Affairs.

Amending Rule 4.2.6 (b) of the Kosrae State Legislature Rules of Procedures, by deleting certain subjects and insert a new subject which fall within the jurisdiction of the Standing Committee on Resources and Development.

Expressing Congratulations to the newly installed Government Administrations in Kosrae, both at the State and Municipal levels, and calling for all to come together as one in the spirit of our Constitution to work together for the betterment of our people.

Consenting and confirming the nomination of Mr. Steve Y. George to serve as the Associate Justice for the Kosrae State Court.

Consenting and confirming the nomination of Mr. Gerson A. Jackson to serve as the Director for the Department of Resources and Economic Affairs.

Consenting and confirming the nomination of Mr. Hairom E. Livaie to serve as the Director for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

Expressing Congratulations and continued encouragement and support of the Kosrae State Legislature to team Nipartak and Kosrae High School

Consenting and confirming the nomination of Dr. Livinson Taulung to continue to serve as the Director for the Department of Health Services.

Proudly recognizing and paying homage to the fairer gender of the Kosraean society.

Consenting and confirming to the nomination of Rensley A. Sigrah to serve as the Director of the Department of Administration and Finance.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature’s profound gratitude and appreciation to the Japan Embassy in the Federated States of Micronesia for their continued donations and support to the people of Kosrae through project funding in the State of Kosrae.

Respectfully requesting the Honorable Governor to consider granting legal ownership of the old Utwe Elementary School compound and land to the Utwe Municipal Government.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's utmost gratitude and sincere appreciation to Mr. Alanso P. Mike and Dr. Holden J. Nena and their respective families, for their ever generous hospitality in receiving and sheltering Kosraean travelers being stranded in Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI).

Approving the land lease agreement between Kosrae State Government and Mr. Marciano K. Wakuk.

Expressing on behalf of the people of Kosrae, the sincere gratitude and appreciations of the members of the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature to Ms. Marilyn L. Vander Weide for the countless assistance she has provided to the people of Kosrae.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature’s deepest sympathy to the passing of the late Mrs. Lorrie Johnson-Asher, Esq. and conveying sincere condolences to husband, Mr. Johnson A. Asher and family.

Congratulating the newly elected Presiding Officers of the Twenty-First Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Congratulating the newly elected President, His Excellency David W. Panuelo and Vice President, the Honorable Yosiwo P. George, of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature’s sincere gratitude and appreciations to the Utwe Senior Citizens for their visitation to the Legislative Branch.

Requesting that measures be taken to seek the initiation of the AIR Marshall Islands (AMI) services to the State of Kosrae.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature’s deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the passing of the late Honorable Speaker Fernando Scaliem of the 9th Pohnpei State Legislature.

Requesting that measures be taken to seek the initiation of the Caroline Islands Air services to the State of Kosrae.

Amending the Kosrae State Legislature Rules of Procedure at Rule 4.2.6 C, to add the Kosrae Island Veterans Association (KIVA) under the jurisdiction of the Standing Committee on Health and Social Affairs (H&SA), to include all matters pertaining to the United States Armed Forces’ Veterans of Kosrae to be considered, investigated, or recommended by the Committee.

Respectfully urge the President and Members of the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures (APIL) to seek possibility to reduce loan interest rates issued to borrowers for the Pacific Islands Development Bank (PIDB).

Expressing sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Government of the Republic of China thru the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Federated States of Micronesia for its in-kind financial assistance and contribution to the gymnasium recently constructed in Tafunsak Municipality.

Recognizing and expressing congratulations and continued encouragement to the twelve eighth graders from the Kosrae school system chosen to participate in the Tokyo Children Exchange Program.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature’s deepest posthumous recognition and acknowledgement to the late Miller David Abraham’s legacy and contribution to his community and the State of Kosrae.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature’s full support of the establishment of a Human Rights Institution for the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature’s deepest sympathy to the passing of the late Gideon Yamado Noda and sincere condolences to wife Michaela and family.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's deepest sympathy to the passing of the late Kun Aliksa Killin and sincere condolences to wife Annie and family.

Congratulating and applauding the achievement of Team Sapp for winning the Sapp Memorial Basketball Tournament and commending the organizers for their ongoing efforts to promote youth development through sports.

Consenting to and endorsing the Infrastructure Planning and Implementation Committee (IPIC) listings of priority infrastructure projets for the State of Kosrae.

In support of Congressional Bill No. 21-12, for the establishment of the FSM Pharmaceutical Act of 2019; and for other purposes.

Consenting and confirming the nomination of Mr. Edmond H. Salik to serve as the Associate Justice for the Kosrae State Court

Conveying the condolences of the 12th Kosrae State Legislature to the family of the recently passed Bensily "Ben" S. Jerry, as well as expressing gratitude for a lifetime of invaluable services provided to the government and the community at large.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's genuine appreciations, on behalf of the people of Kosrae, to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) - Micronesia Chapter, for hosting their annual meeting in the State of Kosrae.

Consenting and confirming the nomination of Cpt. Rinson J. Phillip as the Chief of Police.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Presley P. Charley to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Kosrae Utility Authority.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Robert I. Taulung to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Kosrae Utility Authority.

Consenting to the re-nomination of Mr. Linson Waguk to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Kosrae Utility Authority.

Consenting to the re-nomination of Mr. Allerson Alik to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Kosrae Port Authority.

Consenting and confirming the re-nomination of Mr. Robinson Timothy as the Principal Land Court Justice for the Kosrae State Land Court.

L.R. No. 12-46

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of the late Senator Hilton Phillip

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Snyder Simon to serve as the Attorney General for the State of Kosrae.

Congratulating Mrs. Emma P. Asher for being selected as the teacher of the 2018-2019 School Year and expressing appreciation to her for the many years of services she has provided to the State of Kosrae.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's profound appreciation and gratitude, on behalf of the people of Kosrae, to Mr. Gordon Phillip, for his continuing voluntary services and generous assistances to Kosraeans in Sacramento, California.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's deepest sympathy to the passing of the late Senator Rinson Harold Edmond and sincerest condolences to wife Madlina and family.

Consenting to the re-nomination of Mr. Smith T. Sigrah to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Kosrae Port Authority.

Requesting that the Members of the 21st Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia consider establishing a minimum wage at the national level for all the Government employees at the State level.

Urging the Governor to call for a State Constitutional Convention, in response to the results of majority votes casted in the affirmative, during the 2014 General Election.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's profound recognistion and congratulationto Sansrik Elementary School for the outstanding achievements to be selected as School of the Yeaer during school year 2018-2019.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's genuine appreciaion  and gratitude to Dr. Nestor Oropesa Ocfemia, for rendering seventeen (17) years of professional services to the people and State of Kosrae.

Respectfully urging the Governor of the State to designate the Office of KIRMA to effect the minimal increase proposed for the recycling project program.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's profound gratitude and sincere appreciation, on behalf of all Senior Citizens of Kosrae, to Ace Office Supplies and Senny's Enterprises for their generous initiatives in allowing purchase discounts to all Senior Citizens in the State of Kosrae.

Expressing the sincere sadness and condolences of the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature and the people of Kosrae State for the passing of late former Mayor Joab P. Sigrah

Recommending to the Honorable Governor that the State Overseas Development Assistance Office (ODA) be upgraded as a stand-alone office to improve coordination of all ODA-related matters.

Approving the lease agreement between KOSRAE STATE AND KOSRAE SHIP YARD, LTD.

Approving the lease agreement between KOSRAE STATE and Mr. Timothy H. Jackson

Amending Rule 5.1.3 of the Kosrae State Legislative Rules of Procedures, by inserting a new clause that would prevent future uncertainties in terms of member absences.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Kiaru Esau to serve as a member of the Election Commission.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Widmer Mongkeya to serve as a member of the Election Commission.

Consenting to the nomination of Ms. Tulpe H. Mongkeya to serve as a member of the Election Commission.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Palokoa S. George to serve as a member of the Election Commission

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature’s utmost appreciation and gratitude to Mr. Salik Taulung of Utwe Municipality for his undivided commitment and dedicated service of thirty-seven (37) years, working for the Kosrae State Government and to wish him continued success in the years ahead.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature’s admirable commendation to Mayor Presley Abraham and the 11th Lelu Town Council of the Lelu Town Government, for overcoming LTG’s financial burden which has accumulated for more than twenty years, as conveyed during the 2019 Lelu Mayor’s Message.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's profound gratitude and sincere appreciation to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, for their generous donations and continued support to the Kosrae Special Parent Network (KSPN) and students with disabilities.

Acknowledging and expressing congratulations for the outcome of the election of delegates to represent Kosrae to the Fourth FSM Constitutional Convention.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature’s deepest sympathy to the passing of the late Henry Edwin Robert and sincere condolences to his wife Yone and family.

Urging the Governor of the State of Kosrae to establish and ad hoc Committee to review using a cost/benefit analysis the operations, functions, powers and duties of the Kosrae State Government agencies established by law with operational and decisional independence within limits set by law which are enumerated under Section 7.102 of the Kosrae State Code.

Consenting to and endorsing the "2020-2023 Kosrae Strategic Development Plan".

Congratulating and acknowledging Mr. Arnold V. Benjamin for his remarkable achievement in passing the FSM Bar Exam and becoming the youngest Staff Attorney in the history of the State of Kosrae.

Congratulating and acknowledging Mrs. Heidi R. Floyd for her successful achievement in becoming the first female ever elected as President of the FSM Youth Council.

Expressing the Twelth Kosrae State Legislature's profound gratitude and appreciation to Mrs. Lisina G. George for her relentless commitment and dedicated services of 37 years, working for the Kosrae State Government.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's profound gratitude and utmost appreciation to Mr. Brandon L. Cruz, Bank of Guam - Kosrae Branch Manager, for his dedicated services to the State and the People of Kosrae.

Amending Rule 5.2.7 of the Kosrae State Legislature Rules of Procedure, by deleting the clause “or recommendation for filing of a bill or resolution, all advice and consent appointments”.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature’s deepest sympathy to the passing of the late Carson Mathias Mongkeya and sincere condolences to his wife Mermina and family.

Expressing, on behalf of the people of Kosrae, the sincere gratitude and appreciations of Robert Annan Riley former United States of America ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia.

Urging the Governor of the State of Kosrae to promptly provide a report on the establishment of an ad hoc Committee to review using a cost/benefit analysis the operations, functions, powers and duties of the Kosrae State Government agencies established by law with operational and decisional independence within limits set by law which are enumerated under Section 7.102 of the Kosrae State Code.

Relative to calling upon the State Leadership of Kosrae to support and provide financial assistance to state agencies and community programs and events that preserve, develop, and perpetuate their indigenous cultures, languages and art.

Consenting to the nomination of Mrs. Kenye H. Livaie to serve as  a member of the Kosrae State Visitors Bureau.

Consenting to the re-nomination of Mr. Emilson O. Phillip to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Visitors Bureau.

Consenting to the re-nomination of Mrs. Andriet R. Tilfas to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Visitors Bureau.

Approving the lease agreement between the government of Kosrae State and Mrs. Movida H. Mumma

Consenting to the re-nomination of Mr. Isao Mike to serve as a member of the board of directors for Kosrae Utility Authority.

Consenting to the re-nomination of Mrs. Shrue W. Kephas to serve as a member of the Kosrae Price Control Commission.

Consenting ot the re-nomination of Mrs. Ann Noda to serve as a member of the Kosrae Price Control Commission.

Consenting to the re-nomination of Mr. Quartus E. Esau to serve as a member of the Kosrae Price Control Commission.

Consenting to the re-nomination of Mr. Linson Waguk to serve as a member of the Kosrae Price Control Commission.

Consenting to the re-nomination of Mr. Nena M. William to serve as a member of the Kosrae Price Control Commission.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Isamu Abraham to serve as a member of the Kosrae Broadcast Authority.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Donald Mongkeya to serve as a member of the Kosrae Broadcast Authority.

Relative to unifying efforts to curb the victimization of vulnerable populations, by establishing and committing to regional reporting of crimes committed against disable person, children, women and the elderly.

Congratulating and acknowledging Mr. Greg S. George for his remarkable achievement in attaining the Branch Manager for the Bank of Guam - Kosrae Branch and becoming the first native Kosraean to be rewarded with such prestigious appointment with the Bank of Guam.

Respectfully urging the Governor of Kosrae State, T.H. Carson K. Sigrah to call upon the Kosrae State Leadership to expedite the implementation of Kosrae State road project funded by the Adaptation Funds.

Requesting the United States Postal Services (USPS) and the United Airlines to continue its kind assistance of their services to deliver postal mail bound into the FSM jurisdiction but not limited to the State of Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Expressing on behalf of the people and the leadership of the State of Kosrae, heartfelt condolences to the victims of the novel Corona Virus pneumonia epidemic in China.

Extending heartfelt congratulations, although belated, to Senator Aren B. Palik for his many years of service as the President and CEO of the Pacific Islands Development Bank (PIDB), having contributed notably to PIDB's reputation for sound financial status today.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mrs. Heidi R. Floyd to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Scholarship Board.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's deepest sympathy to the passing of the late former Governor Robert James Weilbacher and sincere condolences to his wife Josepha Arriola Weilbacher and family.

Consenting and confirming the nomination of Mr. Aliksa B. Aliksa to serve as the Attorney General for the State of Kosrae.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mrs.Betty T. Sigrah to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Scholarship Board.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Maver K. Jonithan to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Scholarship Board.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Skiller Jackson to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Scholarship Board.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Ms. Faith S. Siba to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Scholarship Board.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mrs. Joyminda P. George to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Scholarship Board.

Consenting and confirming the nomination of Mr. Lyndon H. Jackson to serve as the Director for the Department of Health Services.

Calling for support of the esteemed members of the 21st FSM Congress to the nomination of Mrs. Shanty Sigrah Asher to serve as the FSM Consul General in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Urging the Honorable Carson K. Sigrah, Governor of Kosrae State, to request His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia, to direct the Honorable Carlson D. Apis, Director of the Department of Transportation, Communication & Infrastructure to promptly establish a legal regulatory framework for Digital Government by, amongst other things, overhauling, updating and thereafter continually maintaining & updating the information appearing on the website Legal Information System of the Federated States of Micronesia as part of the implementation of Component 3 (Enabling environment for Digital Government and Digital Economy) of the Digital Federated States of Micronesia Project.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's sincerest condolences, acknowledgements, and recoginition to the passing of the late former Speaker's wife, Lelean H. Shrew; and its utmost appreciation for her many years of dedicated services to the people of the State of Kosrae.

Urging the Governor to forthwith issue a declaration of emergency pursuant to Section 13 of Article V of the Constitution of the State of Kosrae and make the following appropriate decrees to cancel or postpone until further notice all upcoming conferences and workshops scheduled to be held in the State of Kosrae and any other decrees the Governor sees fit.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature’s sincerest condolences, acknowledgements and respect in relation to the passing of the late former Vice Speaker Palikun M. Shrew; and its utmost appreciation for his many years of dedicated services to the people of the State of Kosrae.

Amending Rule 4.5.1 of the Kosrae State Legislature Rules of Procedure, by inserting a new sentence stating that “Live broadcasting of committee public hearings may be decided by majority vote of the committee or upon the Speaker’s approval.”

Appealing to the rest of the lending institutions in Kosrae to emulate the Bank of Guam in their temporary loan repayment deferment program.

To amend Governor’s Declaration of a State of Emergency made on March 17th, 2020 by adding a new Section 10) and reinserting and renumbering existing Section 9) of the order made under the Declaration of State of Emergency when was made on March 17th, 2020 as 11).

To amend the Governor’s Declaration of a State of Emergency made on March 17th, 2020 in the following respect: Section 2) of the order made by the Governor under the Declaration to be amended to read “2) The Department of Finance and Administration shall identify sources of funding that are available to carry out this order and recommend to the Governor soon as practicable additional supplemental budget request to the Legislature.” 

To amend the Governor’s Declaration of a State of Emergency made on March 17th, 2020 by revoking section 3) of the order made under the Declaration.

Respectfully urging Governor Sigrah to appeal to the FSM Social Security Administration and FSM MiCare to temporarily cease payments for three months, during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic threat.

To amend the Governor’s Declaration of a State of Emergency made on March 17th, 2020 in the following respects: existing Section 9) under the order made under the Declaration of State of Emergency be substituted with the following section which will read “9) The monies held in the revolving fund of the Health Services are to be accessed and are to be made available in correction with the Governor’s Declaration of State of Emergency as amended by the Legislature” and existing Section 9) of the Declaration of State of Emergency be reinserted and renumbered as Section 10). 

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Bob H. Skilling to serve as the Director for the Department of Health Services.

Amending Rule 7.7 of the Kosrae State Legislature Rules of Procedure, to modify the Senators’ proper dress code during the sessions of the Kosrae State Legislature.

To amend the Governor’s Declaration of a State of Emergency made on March 17th, 2020 insofar as it concerns: iii) Condition 4 of Section 4) of the order made under the Declaration of State of Emergency.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. William Mongkeya as a member of the Board of Directors for Kosrae Housing and Rural Development Authority. 

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Jacob T. John as a member of the Board of Directors for Kosrae Housing and Rural Development Authority.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Semeon J. Phillip as a member of the Board of Directors for Kosrae Housing and Rural Development Authority.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. William K. William as a member of the Board of Directors for Kosrae Housing and Rural Development Authority.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Lipan A. Welly to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Parole Board.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Livingston J. James to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Parole Board.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Rev. Madison Nena to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Parole Board.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Rollinson Neth to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Parole Board.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Telsin T. Kephas to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Parole Board.

Urging the Honorable Carson K. Sigrah, Governor of Kosrae State to request His Excellency President David W. Panuelo of the Federated States of Micronesia to promptly contact the Prime Minister of Australia, The Honorable Scott Morrison and the Honorable Senator Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade in regards to the Prime Minister’s statement made on March 27, 2020 regarding the G20 Conference where amongst other things the Prime Minister declared at this Conference in relation to the Pacific and Timor-Leste there has never been a more important time for Australia’s Pacific step-up and that Australia is reconfiguring its development assistance to ensure critical health services can continue to function and help its Pacific neighbours and Timor-Leste to manage the immediate economic impacts of the pandemic.

Respectfully urging Governor Sigrah to seek financial support or assistance for the State of Kosrae from the Government of the People’s Republic of China through the Chinese Embassy in the Federated States of Micronesia during this particular time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Calling for the immediate cancellation of Kosrae State's 2020 school year calendar.

Amending Rule 2.4 of the Kosrae State Legislature Rules of Procedure, by inserting a new item to be called "Delegation Communication" in the Daily Order of Business, specifically to include all relevant communication from the delegation; and to be renumbered accordingly.

Amending Rule 2.4 of the Kosrae State Legislature Rules of Procedure, by inserting a new item to be called "Departmental/Agency Communication" in the Daily Order of Business, specifically to include all relevant reporting and communication from each department of the Executive Branch; and to be renumbered accordingly.

Respectfully urging the Governor Carson K. Sigrah of Kosrae State to request the FSM National Government on behalf of the State of Kosrae to relocate one of its surveillance vessels to a base station in Kosrae State.

Approving the amendments to the lease agreement made and entered into between the State of Kosrae and Mr. Timothy H. Jackson.

To amend the Governor's Declaration of a State of Emergency made on March 17th, 2020 insofar as it concerns: Section 6) of the order made under the Declaration of a State of Emergency which was made on March 17, 2020.

To extend the Governor's Declaration of a State of Emergency made on March 17th, 2020.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's genuine appreciation and gratitude to Mr. Bob H. Skilling for his dedicated leadership as a State Senator and further congratulating him for his recent confirmation as the Director for the Department of Health Services.

Urging the Governor in view of his Declaration of a State of Emergency made on March 17th, 2020 and the continuing threat posed by COVID-19 and the need for further precautionary measures to be immediately implemented to practically safeguard against the risk of COVID-19 spreading to the State of Kosrae to urgently procure COVID-19 test kits, laboratory equipment to further analyze and detect COVID-19 and all other equipment necessary to endeavor to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 in Kosrae State.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Randy Edmond to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Kosrae State Housing Authority.

Setting the ceiling of the total funds estimated to be available for appropriation from the General Fund of the State of Kosrae for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.

To amend the Governor's Declaration of a State of Emergency made on March 17, 2020 and extended on April 13, 2020 by adding the following sections under the order made under the Declaration which will impose a curfew on all minors between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following day and granting power to any Kosrae State Police Officer to give directions in relation to such curfew.

Requesting Governor Carson K. Sigrah to arrange for the investigation and report concerning the feasibility of constructing and access road connecting the islets of Tafunsak municipality to the island of Walung.

Expressing on behalf of the people of Kosrae, their sincere gratitude and appreciation of the US Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior for making available a grant for Fiscal Year 2020 for unding in the amount of $1,205,922 for construction of Kosrae Hospital Quarantine Building (24 units Isolation Room).

To amend the Governor's Declaration of a State of Emergency made on March 17th, 2020 as amended and extended by adding the following amendment that any person who has been tested positive for COVID-19 is to immediately have their name and current known whereabouts publicized and broadcast which is to be inserted in the Decree to Extend and Amend the Kosrae State Declaration of a State of Emergency in response to COVID-19 made by the Governor on April 17, 2020.

Consenting to the re-nomination of Mr. Wilton Waguk to continue serving as a member of the Election Commission.

Consenting to the re-nomination of Mr. Salik A. Talley to continue serving as a member of the Election Commission.

Consenting to the re-nomination of Mrs. Martha C. Segal to continue serving as a member of the Election Commission.

Consenting to the re-nomination of Mr. Marciano Waguk to continue serving as a member of the Election Commission.

L.R. No. 12-155

To further extend the Governor's Declaration of a State of Emergency made on Marc 17th, 2020 as amended and extended.

Consenting to the re-nomination of Mr. Yosiro A. Anton to continue serving as a member of the Election Commission.

Consenting to the re-appointment of Mr. Rensley A. Sigrah to serve on the FSM Petroleum Corporation Board of Directors representing the State of Kosrae.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's sincerest condolences, acknowledgements, and respects in relation to the passing of the late Nikeme Joab Sigrah; and its utmost appreciation for her many years of dedicated service to the people of the State of Kosrae.

Consenting and confirming the nomination of Mr. Lipan Kephas to serve as the Associate Justice for the Kosrae Land Court.

Urging Members of the Twenty First Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to immediately conduct an investigation or hearing concerning the under representation of Kosraean residents eligible to be appointed to the boards of independent government agencies and bodies including FSM Petrol Corp, FSM Vital Board, FSM Social Security Board, FSM Telecom Board, FSM Legal Service Board and FSM MiCare, the terms of reference for such investigation or hearing to include amending legislation governing the appointment of members of boards to government agencies or bodies to ensure as far as practicable and fairly that Kosraean residents eligible to be appointed to such boards are so appointed.

Urging Members of Twenty First Congress  of the Federated States of Micronesia to immediately conduct an investigation or hearing into the matter of the Kosrae State continuing to suffer from relatively poor & slow internet service and coverage, lack of adequate computer/internet technical support which unnecessarily hinders access to the internet by internet users in Kosrae State and inhibits the performance and productivity of the Kosrae State Legislature and what measures can be immediately undertaken  to ameliorate this situation bearing in mind the introduction of fiber optic internet in Kosrae State scheduled to be so undertaken by around the beginning of 2021 under the Digital Federated States of Micronesia Project is now considerably delayed.

Setting the ceiling of the total funds estimated to be available for appropriation from the Fund and any special funds of the Kosrae State Treasury for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021.

To further extend the Governor's Declaration of a State of Emergency made on Marc 17th, 2020 as amended and extended.

Urging the Governor to seek and await the Legislature's approval by resolution in regards to a COVID-19 quarantine facility under construction or any other COVID-19 quarantine facility proposed to be constructed.

Urging the members of the 21st FSM Congress to further amend His Excellency President David W. Panuelo Public Health Emergency Declaration (Declaration) dated January 31, 2020 as amended and extended on April 17, 2020 to May 31, 2020 as amended and further extended on May 30 to July 31, 2020 by members of the 21st FSM Congress so that any passengers travelling by air in circumstances where the airplane they are travelling on either spends more time than usually required at an airport within the Federated States of Micronesia whilst en route to their intended airport destination which is either within or outside the Federated States of Micronesia or such airplane is forced to land at an airport within the Federated States of Micronesia causing these passengers to leave the airplane for an extended period of time and thereby be placed in quarantine these passengers will only be quarantined until such time they are able to depart on the next available flight to take them onto their intended airport destination.

Disapproving lease agreement entered into between the Kosrae State Government and COM-FSM.

Acknowledging the successful completion of all graduating students from both public and private schools in the State of Kosrae for the outgoing 2019-2020 School Year, in spite of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Approving the lease agreement betweenthe State of Kosrae and Mr. Paliknoa K. Welly.

Approving lease agreement between the State of Kosrae and Mr. Tadao M. Waguk.

Approving lease agreement between the State of Kosrae and Mrs. Shrue L. Likiaksa.

Approving lease agreement between the State of Kosrae and Ms. Madlina Tulenkun.

Consenting to the re-nomination of Mr. Wilson L. Kephas to serve as a member of the Kosrae Island Resources Management Authority Board of Directors.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Cooper Neth to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Visitors Bureau.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Salik Waguk to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Visitors Bureau.

Consenting to the re-nomination of Mr. Ilai B. Abraham to serve as a member of the Kosrae Island Resources Management Authority Board of Directors.

Amending Rule 2.4 of the Kosrae State Legislature Rules of Procedure, by inserting "special report" following "Delegation Communication" in the Daily Order of Business, specifically to include all relevant communication from the delegation; and to be renumbered accordingly.

To further extend the Governor's Declaration of a State of Emergency made on March 17th, 2020 as amended and extended.

Expressing the Members of the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's sympathy and sincere condolences for the passing of late Mrs. Mesalina Lyndon Abraham to family and relatives.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's deepest sympathy to the passing of the late Paliksru George and sincere condolences to his wife Lydia and family.

Approving lease agreement between the State of Kosrae and FSM Telecom. Corp.

That the Governor directs the Attorney General of the Kosrae State Government to provide to the Legislature within 21 days of this Resolution being transmitted to the Governor a report concerning the action he has taken to regulate the issuing of alcoholic drinking permits and collection of fees for such permits since October 26, 2017.

Urging the Governor to immediately cease the ongoing leasing out of government lands in Tofol, specifically parcel nos. 056K01, 056K02, 056K03, 056K04, 056K05, 056K06, 056K07, 056K08, 056K09, 056K10, 056K11, 056K12, 056K13, 056K14, 056K15, 056K16, 056K17, 056K18, 056K19, 056K20, 056K21, 056K22, 056K23, 056K24, 056K25, 056K26, 056K27 AND 056K28.

Approving the lease agreement between the State of Kosrae and Lelu Senior Citizens Association.

Consenting to the nomination of Mrs. Priscilla Laborete to serve as a member of the Election Commission.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Tulensa Likiaksa to serve as a member of the Election Commission.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Larry Alik to serve as a member of the Election Commission.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Nicolas F. Abraham to serve as a member of the Election Commission.

Approving the Director of Finance & Administration to seek extension and use of overdraft protection facility with the Bank of FSM, or with other banks as is seen appropriate for purpose of the Government's payrolls.

Expressing the disenchantment of members of the 12th Kosrae State Legislature regarding the unfair and intrusive conduct by certain JEMCO and OIA staff in relation to the administration of FSM Government and its four states of a number of Projects approved by JEMCO under the Compact Sector Grants.

To thank the Members of the Twenty First Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia for passing a Congressional Bill No. 21-236 which has no been enacted as Public Law No. 21-152 to further amend Section 805 of Title 54 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia to exempt the extra 20% share of revenues collected to the National Government from being deposited into the State sub-accounts of the FSM Trust Fund, and for other purposes.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's utmost appreciation to Mrs. Merbina I. Abraham of Lelu Municipality for her many years of dedicated services to the people and the State Government of Kosrae and to wish her continued success in the years ahead.

To further extend the Governor's Declaration of a State of Emergency made on March 17th, 2020 as amended and extended.

Approving lease agreement between the State of Kosrae and Mrs. Dirina H. Nena.

Expressing the Legislature's sincere gratitude to the People's Republic of China financial assistance to the State of Kosrae for urgent renovation work to the Legislature's Building and to construction of Utwe multi-purpose gymnasium.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Salik M. Tolenoa to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's utmost appreciation to Mr. Standon Andrew of Malem Municipality for his many years of dedicated services to the people and the State Government of Kosrae and to wish him continued success in the years ahead.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's deepest sympathy to the passing of the late Ursula S. Abalos and sincere condolences to her sibling.s

Urging the Honorable Carson K. Sigrah to set up and coordinate a meeting in Kosrae State between any of the executive staff members of the FSM National Government and any members of the 21st FSM Congress and any other executive or manager of an entity involved in the proposed extension of the East Micronesia Cable System to Kosrae State and members of the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature and the Kosrae State Leadership.

Urging the Honorable Carson Sigrah to immediately rescind the renewal of the lease agreement entered into between the Kosrae State Government and the Federated States of Micronesia Petroleum Corporation (FSMPC) and to direct the Director of DREA to promptly negotiate and conclude a fresh lease agreement between the Kosrae State Government and FSMPC.

Urging the Governor after he has set a date for the referendum on proposed amendments to the Kosrae State Constitution to include in the referendum ballot the following proposed  amendment to the Constitution that Section 13 of Article V of the Constitution be amended so that the Governor can by decree temporarily suspend or amend any Kosraean State Law.

Disapproving lease agreement entered into between the Kosrae State Government and Micronesian Management & Marketing Enterprises, Inc.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the family of late Mr. Nelson M. Kilafwakun

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's deepest sympathy to the passing of the late former Vice President Alik L. Alik and sincere condolences to his wife Shra Alik Alik and family.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Gerson A. Jackson for the Board of Directors of the FSM Telecommunications Corporation.

Approving the lease agreement between the State of Kosrae and Mr. Clarence W. Tulenkun.

Approving lease agreement between the State of Kosrae and Mr. Ricklon Clarence.

Urging the Honorable Carson K. Sigrah to investigate whether it is feasible to establish an Office designated as the Office of Social Services.

Respectfully urging Governor Sigrah to reverently consult with the Division of Public Safety under the State Attorney General’s Office to make more staff available especially during this holiday season, including Christmas and New Year.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's profound gratitude and utmost appreciation to KSL's Legal Counsel, Gregory C. Jones, for his dedicated services to the State and the People of Kosrae.

To further extend the Governor’s Declaration of a State of Emergency made on March 17th, 2020 as amended and extended.

L.R. No. 12-211

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's deepest sympathy to the passing of the former Speaker Betwel Henry and further conveying sincere condolences to his family.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's deepest sympathy to the passing of the late former Governor Thurston K. Siba and further conveying sincere condolences to his family.

Urging the Governor of the State of Kosrae to conduct an appraisal and valuation on assets owned by the National Aquaculture Center, and further requesting copies of the official communication regarding Transfer of Ownership to Kosrae State be provided to the Speaker of 12th Kosrae State Legislature.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature’s sincerest condolences, acknowledgements and respects in relation to the passing of the late Alex Phillip, former Statesman, educator, and colleague; and further expressing its utmost appreciation for his many years of dedicated services to the people of the State of Kosrae.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature’s deepest sympathy to the passing of the late Secretary Livinson A. Taulung of the FSM Department of Health Services and further conveying sincere condolences to his family.

Urging the Governor to advise the Department of Administration & Finance to immediately rescind its January 13th Memorandum, indefinitely.

L.R. No. 12-217

Consenting and confirming the nomination of Mr. Fores Abraham to serve as a Board of Director for the FSM Telecommunication Corporation representing the State of Kosrae. 

Consenting and confirming the nomination of Mr. Bruno D. Ned to serve as a Board of Director for the National Fisheries Corporation representing the State of Kosrae.

Urging the Governor to instruct the Department of Administration & Finance to immediately effectuate the 5% increase salary adjustment specifically for the Federal government employees working in the State, dating back to October 1st, 2020.

Amending Rule 6.8 of the Kosrae State Legislature Rules of Procedure, by inserting "or defeated", purposely to prevent further misunderstanding and delays in resolution transmittals between the Legislative and Executive Branches.

Requesting the 21st Congress to revisit the Social Security Act, to consider extending the age requirement to receive 50% Social Security benefits beyond the age of 64 years for employees.

Requesting the 21st Congress to revisit the Social Security Act, to consider extending the age requirement to receive 50% Social Security benefits beyond the age of 64 years for employees.

Requesting the 21st Congress to revisit the Social Security Act, to consider extending the age requirement to receive 50% Social Security benefits beyond the age of 64 years for employees.

Requesting the 21st Congress to revisit the Social Security Act, to consider extending the age requirement to receive 50% Social Security benefits beyond the age of 64 years for employees.

Requesting the 21st Congress to revisit the Social Security Act, to consider extending the age requirement to receive 50% Social Security benefits beyond the age of 64 years for employees.

Requesting the 21st Congress to revisit the Social Security Act, to consider extending the age requirement to receive 50% Social Security benefits beyond the age of 64 years for employees.

Requesting the 21st Congress to revisit the Social Security Act, to consider extending the age requirement to receive 50% Social Security benefits beyond the age of 64 years for employees.

Requesting the 21st Congress to revisit the Social Security Act, to consider extending the age requirement to receive 50% Social Security benefits beyond the age of 64 years for employees.

Requesting the 21st Congress to revisit the Social Security Act, to consider extending the age requirement to receive 50% Social Security benefits beyond the age of 64 years for employees.

Concurring to Governor Sigrah's proposed amendments to the State Declaration of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Concurring to the amendments and addendum proposed to the lease agreement between the Kosrae State Government and Liancheng Overseas Fishery (FSM) Co., Ltd. 

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Berdy S. Talley to serve as a member of the Kosrae Election Commission.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Bessel M. Nena to serve as a member of the Kosrae Election Commission.

Consenting to the nomination of Mrs. Kenye R. Edmond to serve as a member of the Kosrae Election Commission.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Verlington Tilfas to serve as a member of the Kosrae Election Commission.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Tulensa Likiaksa to serve as a member of the Kosrae Sports Council.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Jacob C. Ned to serve as a member of the Kosrae Sports Council.

Consenting to the nomination of Mr. Isao J. Mike to serve as a member of the Kosrae Sports Council.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the passing of late Dorothy R. William.

Urging Governor Sigrah to immediately reconsider inclusion of the nine (9) recently passed proposals of the 4th Kosrae State Constitutional Convention, up for referendum, slated for the September 14, 2021 Special Election.

To further amend L.R. No. 12-162, by increasing the total funds estimated to be available from the Local Revenue Fund and the National Revenue Share of the Kosrae State Treasury for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021. 

Requesting the Honorable Governor of Kosrae State to consider expediting the transfer of ownershio of the newly constructed Public Gymnasium to the Local Government of Tafunsak and its people.

To further extend the Governor's Declaration of a State of Emergency made on March 17th, 2020 as amended and extended.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's deepest sympathy to the passing of the late Congressman Derensio S. Konman and further conveying sincere condolences to his family.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's deepest sympathy to the passing of the late Mr. Tiser Reynold and conveying sincere condolences to wife, Mrs. Roslyn T. Reynold and family.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's deepest sympathy and sincere condolences on the passing of the late Honorable Ivan Alafanso Blanco, and expressing its sympathies to his bereaved family.

Urging the Honorable Governor to cease all charges on the Utwe Water Systems until further clarification and proper changes are made to the public on the Water system charges.

Seeking endorsement of the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature for adoption of the unofficial Kosrae State Code, as reviewed and updated up to September 2021, as the "official" Kosrae State Code.

Amending Rule 4.8 of the Kosrae State Legislature Rules of Procedure to modify the Legislature's actions, specific to Condolences, Appreciation and Acknowledgement measures (Resolutions). 

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's deepest sympathy, on behalf of the people and State of Kosrae, to the passing of the late Nena S. Nena and sincerest condolences to his wife Elinora and family.

Expressing the Twelfth Kosrae State Legislature's respect, honor and acknowledgement of the life, contributions, and work of Dwight S. Jack in the wake of his passing and conveying condolence to his wife Mrs. Estelida Dwight Jack, his children, kin and friends.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Ms. Elizabeth M. Jonah to serve as the Public Auditor for the State of Kosrae.