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13th Kosrae State Legislative Resolutions

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Adopting the Interim Rules of Procedure as the official Rules of Procedure for the Kosrae State Legislature.

Adopting the Administrative Rules of the Kosrae State Legislature.

Amending Rule 4.8 of the Kosrae State Legislature's Rules of Procedure to modify the requirements for Committee reports.

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

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Lipar L. George to serve as the Director of the Department of Finance & Administration.

Consenting to and confirming  to the nomination of Mr. Alister Tolenoa to serve as a member of the Kosrae Island Resources Management Authority Board of Directors.

Consenting to and confirming to the nomination of Mr. Arkelus Esau to serve as a member of the Kosrae Island Resources Management Authority Board of Directors; and for other purposes.

Consenting to and confirming to the nomination of Mr. Soniwoolner Charley to serve as a member of the Kosrae Island Resources Management Authority Board of Directors; and for other purposes.

Urging the Governor to consider the following Constitutional amendment, to be proposed for referendum at the soonest special election: "Amending Section 3 of Article VI of the Kosrae State Constitution, by strictly terminating the term of a Chief Justice and associate justices, immediately following the expiration of the term, without any possibility of extension or continuation of his or her employment or services and for other purposes.

To amend the Kosrae State Legislature Rues of Procedure at Rule 4.2.6 C, by adding  Micronesia Red Cross-Kosrae Chapter under the jurisdiction of the Standing Committee on Health and Social Affairs (H&SA) and repealing the clause "physical and natural environment" under the duties of the Committee on Health & Social Affairs.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Osamu M. Nedlic to serve as Director for the Department of Transportation & Infrastructure.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination upon Dr. Tholman Alik to serve as the Director for the Department of Health Services.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Johnson A. Asher, Esq. to serve as the Attorney General for the State of Kosrae.

Consenting and confirming of Dr. Tulensru E. Waguk to serve as the Director of the Department of Education.

Consenting and confirming the nomination upon Mr. Rolner L. Joe to serve as the Director for the Department of Resources & Economic Affairs.

To further amend L.R. No. 12-293, by increasing the total funds estimated to be available from the Local Revenue Fund of the Kosrae State Treasury for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Chang William to serve as the Chief Justice for the Kosrae State Court.

Expressing the Kosrae State Legislature's sincerest condolences, acknowledgments, and respects in relation to the passing of the late former Senator Josaiah F. Waguk and its genuine appreciation for his many years of dedicated services to the people of the State of Kosrae and the Federated State of Micronesia.

Expressing, on behalf of the people and leadership of Kosrae, the sincerest gratitude and genuine appreciation to the late Reverend Elden Buck for his firm devotion, spiritual guidance, and infinite love for the people of Kosrae.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination upon Mr. Arnold R. Moody to serve as a member of the Board of Director for the Kosrae Housing Authority Program

Consenting to and confirming the nomination upon Mr. Wilson S. Taulung to serve as a member of the Kosrae Housing Authority Board of Directors

Consenting to and confirming the nomination upon Mr. Vernet S. Waguk to serve as a member of the Kosrae Housing Authority Board of Directors.

Consenting & confirming to the re-nomination of r. Ilai D. Abraham to continue serve as a member o the Kosrae Island Resources Management Authority Board of Directors.

Consenting and confirming to the re-nomination of Mr. Rinson J. Phillip to serve as the Chief of Police for Kosrae State

Expressing profound gratitude and congratulations to Mr. Jerry A. Tolenoa for his invaluable commitment and dedicated services in the U.S. Marine Corp.

Consenting ad confirming to the nomination of Mrs. Mary N. Livaie to serve as a member of the Kosrae Island Resources Management Authority Board of Directors.

Requesting the Office of the State Public Auditor to conduct a special audit on the expenditures of public funds, namely the Utwe Multi-Purpose Gymnasium, administered by the State Department of Finance & Administration and report to the Kosrae State Legislature.

Urging the Members of the Twenty-Second FSM Congress to kindly consider and support in favor of the FSM Constitutional Amendments, most particularly on the revecnue sharing on fishing fees proposal, p for the July 2023 Referendum

Requesting the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures (APIL) to consider a new requirement for each respective legislative representative.

Consenting and confirming the nomination of Mr. Lyndon L. Cornelius to serve as the Chief Justice for the Kosrae State Court.

Consenting and confirming the nomination of Mr. Mallun A. Talley to serve as a member of the Kosrae Island Resources Management Authority Board of Directors.

Consenting and confirming to the nomination of Mr. Steven L. George to serve as a member of the  FSM Petro Corporations Board of Directors.

Consenting and confirming to the nomination upon Mr. Andy S. George to serve as a member of the  FSM Petro Corporation Board of Directors.

Urging Governor Palik to formally request the President of the FSM, His Excellency Wesley Simina, to respectfully consider postponing the 2nd FSM Cultural Expo scheduled to be held in July of this year, in the State of Kosrae

Expressing congratulations and commendation to the newly-seated Presiding Officers of the Twenty-Third Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia

Expressing congratulations and commendation to the newly elected President, His Excellency Wesley W. Simina and Vice President, The Honorable Aren B. Palik, of the FSM National Government.

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

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Dropson Sigrah to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Parole Board

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Tara Y. Tara to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Parole Board

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mrs. Mina M. Alik to serve as a member of the Kosrae Sports Council

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Kun L. Charley to serve as a member of the Kosrae Sports Council

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Tulensa F. Skilling to serve as a member of the Kosrae Sports Council

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Foster Waguk to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Parole Board

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

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Gerson Jackson to serve as a Justice Pro Tempore for the Kosrae State Court

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Rensley A. Sigrah to serve as a Justice Pro Tempore for the Kosrae State Court

Endorsing the FSM Nation's diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China, and further, in support of the One China Policy as the official policy of the FSM, on behalf of the State of Kosrae

Requesting the Office of the State Public Auditor to conduct a special audit on the Kosrae Housing Authority and and report to he Kosrae State Legislature.

Expressing approval and endorsing of the 2023 Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, to Amend the Compact of Free Association, as amended, and its subsidiary agreements, namely the 2023 Fiscal Procedures Agreement and the 2023 Compact Trust Fund Agreement.

Expressing the Thirteenth Kosrae State Legislature's sincere congratulations and profound appreciation to Mr. Jesse A. Robert for his relentless commitment and dedicated services leading up to his most recent exemplary achievement as the first native Kosraean ever to make it to the Police Force at Hawaii Police Department in Hilo, Hawaii.

Expressing the Thirteenth Kosrae State Legislature's profound gratitude and sincere appreciations to certain individuals/entities for their generous contribution and support to the successful completion of the Kosrae tennis court rehabilitation project.

L.R. No. 13-52

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Expressing the Thirteenth Kosrae State Legislature's warmest gratitude and appreciation to the Combat Logistic Battalion 11, Koa Moana '23 Kosrae Detachment for the utmost and honorable service performed on the island of Kosrae

Expressing the Thirteenth Kosrae State Legislature's full support of the people's votes, that have elected Senatore-Elect Yoslyn G. Sigrah as their representative to the 23rd FSM Congress and further requesting the FSM Congress to respect the votes of the people of the State of Kosrae, thus accepting Senator-Elect Yoslyn G. Sigrah to be a member of the 23rd FSM Congress.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination upon Mr. Alister Tolenoa to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Kosrae Utility Authority

Expressing the Kosrae State Legislature's utmost gratitude and appreciation to Mr. Asher K. Asher of Utwe Municipality for his humble and dedicated services and commitment to the people and the State Government of Kosrae and to further wish him continued success in the years ahead

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

Expressing the Thirteenth Kosrae State Legislature's sincerest condolences, acknowledgements, and recognitions in relation to the passing of the late Henry H. Skilling and its utmost appreciation for his many years of dedicated services to the people of the State of Kosrae.

L.R. No. 13-59

Expressing the Thirteenth Kosrae State Legislature's respect, honor, and acknowledgement of the life, contributions, and work of Mr. Aaron H. Sigrah in the wake of his passing and conveying condolences to his family, his children, kin, and friends.

L.R. No. 13-60

Expressing the Thirteenth Kosrae State Legislature's respect, honor, and acknowledgement of the life, contributions, and work of Mr. Lucian H. Sigrah in the wake of his passing and conveying condolences to his family, his children, kin, and friends.

Amending Rule 5.4 of the Administrative Rules of the Kosrae State Legislature, to allow the Speaker and a Select Committee on Administrative Affairs to carry out and finalize the proper procedure when contracting for a staff member of the Kosrae State Legislature.

Amending Rule 5.1.2 of the Kosrae State Legislature's Rules of Procedure, to allow a Senator to be deemed present when participating through any virtual platform to be able to engage in the conduct of any legislative session and to further clarify that Senators participating remotely must  engage via video conference while having their cameras on throughout the legislative session in order to be considered present for quorum count, voting and attendance purposes.

Expressing sincere congratulations and commendation to Detective Thomas R. Charley for his remarkable achievements during his career as an Officer of the law.

Endorsing the Infrastructure Planning and Implementation Committee (IPIC)  updated listings of priority infrastructure projects for the State of Kosrae.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Robert W. Sigrah to serve as a member of the Kosrae Port Authority Board.

 Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Reverend Timothy H. Jackson to serve as a member of the Kosrae Port Authority Board.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mrs. Sepe D. Mongkeya to serve as a member of the Kosrae Island Resources Management Authority Board.

Consenting to and confirming the re-nomination of Mr. Donald J. Mongkeya to serve as a member of the Kosrae Broadcast Authority Board.

Consenting to and confirming the re-nomination of Mr. Fores K. Abraham to serve as a member of the Kosrae Broadcast Authority Board.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Freddy H. Nena to serve as a member of the Kosrae Broadcast Authority Board.

Consenting to and confirming the re-nomination of Mr. Isamu S. Abraham to serve as a member of the Kosrae Broadcast Authority Board.

 Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Kun Phillip to serve as a member of the Kosrae Broadcast Authority Board. 

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

Endorsing the 2024-2029 Strategic Action Plan for the Office of the Public Auditor for the State of Kosrae.

Respectfully urging the Honorable Members of the 23rd FSM Congress to kindly take appropriate favorable actions on significant measures brought forward to their attention, most notably the constitutional amendment on revenue sharing of fishing fees for the FSM States.

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

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Lyndon L. Cornelius to serve as the Associate Justice for the Kosrae State Court.

Expressing the Thirteenth Kosrae State Legislature's genuine respect, honor and acknowledgment of the life, contributions and work of the late Senator Paliknoa Welly and conveying sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Smith T. Sigrah to serve as a member of the Kosrae Port Authority Board.

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

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mrs. Julie K. Sigrah to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Kosrae Small Business Development Council.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Ms. Annie S. Thomson to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Small Business Development Council.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Ms. Kenye K. Killin to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Small Business Development Council.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Polly T. Andrew to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Small Business Development Council.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Aaron C. Alokoa to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Small Business Development Council.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Arthur R. Sigrah to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Small Business Development Council.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Justin S. Tolenna to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Small Business Development Council.

Expressing the Thirteenth Kosrae State Legislature's highest disappointment and further admonishing the actions of the 23rd Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia in the initial passage of and eventual overriding of the Presidential veto, resulting in Public Law No. 23-30, and finally requesting the 23rd Congress to reconsider revising the formula to the originally-proposed Arngel Formula, as agreed upon by the national and state leaderships during the Chief Executive Council meeting in Colonia, Yap.

Setting the ceiling of the total funds estimated to be available for appropriation form the General Fund of the State of Kosrae for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024.

Expressing the Kosrae State Legislature's utmost gratitude and appreciation to all Private Businesses, especially lodging businesses, for the genuine and kind-hearted supports in providing lodging for all the special occasions hosted by the State of Kosrae.

Expressing the Kosrae State Legislature's utmost gratitude and appreciation to especially lodging businesses, for the genuine and kind-hearted supports provided for the special occasions hosted by the State of Kosrae.

Amending Section 5 of Article IV of the Kosrae State Constitution, by repealing, in part, the sixth-month provision regarding a State Senator's vacancy declaration due to incapacitation and absence from duty station, which was amended by the 2020 Constitutional Convention and later ratified in 2021.

Expressing the Thirteenth Kosrae State Legislature's utmost sincere gratitude and appreciation to Kosrae Utilities Authority (KUA) Management and Personnel for their professionalism in restoring and reviving the time period of electrical fluctuation and power outage.

Endorsing the 2024 Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) Priority Projects for the State of Kosrae.

Consenting and confirming the nomination of Mr. Gerson Jackson to serve as the Associate Justice for the Kosrae State Court

Respectfully requesting Governor Palik to establish a State Special Task Force, to be inclusive of the private sector, non-government organizations, civil society groups, and governmental stakeholders, to join together in developing a unified response to combat the rapid invasion of the coconut rhinoceros beetle and ultimately eradicate this destructive invader from the natural environments of our islands.

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mr. Alwin A. Alik to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Scholarship Board

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Ms. Jusmina M. Alik to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Scholarship Board

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 Mrs. Mermina C. Mongkeya to serve as a member of the Kosrae State Scholarship Board

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

Consenting to and confirming the nomination of Mrs. Airin E. Palik 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

Expressing the Thirteenth Kosrae State Legislature's deepest sympathy, on behalf of the people and State of Kosrae, to the passing of the late Sterling N. Skilling and sincerest condolences to his wife Cathy Litulumar Skilling and family.

Amending 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, 2024.

Respectfully urging Governor Tulensa Palik to resubmit to the Legislature his nomination of Gerson A. Jackson for Associate Justice of the Kosrae State Court.

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