13th Congress Public Laws

PUBLIC

LAW NO.

13TH CONGRESS

May 11, 2003 to June 9, 2003  

AMENDED

BY P.L.

SECTION

NUMBER

PL 13-1

To further amend Public Law No. 12-50, as amended, by amending section 13 thereof to change the use of certain funds previously appropriated for post-secondary educational assistance, by amending section 15 thereof to allow reprogramming of funds by the President, by amending section 16 thereof to change the allottee for certain funds, and for other purposes.
 

PL 13-2

To further amend Public Law No. 11-59, as amended, by amending section 7 thereof to change the allottee for certain funds previously appropriated to Election District No. 1 in Chuuk State and to provide a procedure for distribution of funds appropriated to Election District No. 4 in Chuuk State, and for other purposes.
 

PL 13-3

To further amend Public Law No. 9-027, as amended, by amending section 5 to change the allottee for certain funds appropriated for Chuuk State Election District No. 1, and for other purposes.

PL 13-4

To further amend Public Law No. 9-052, as amended, by amending section 6 thereof to change the allottee of certain funds appropriated to Election District No. 1 in Chuuk State, and for other purposes.
 

PL 13-5

To further amend Public Law No. 8-100, as amended, by amending section 6 to change the allottee of funds appropriated under subsection (2) of section 1, and for other purposes.

PL 13-6

To further amend Public Law No. 11-27, as amended, by amending section 5 thereof to provide a procedure for distribution of funds appropriated to Election District No. 4 in Chuuk State, and for other purposes.

PL 13-7

To further amend Public Law No. 12-12, as amended, by amending section 16 thereof to provide a procedure for distribution of funds appropriated to Election District No. 4 in Chuuk State, and for other purposes.

PL 13-8

To further amend title 52 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 117 thereof to provide that the secretary to the Speaker of the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia shall be exempt from the National Public Service System, and for other purposes.

PL 13-9

To further amend Public Law No. 9-100, as amended, by amending section 5 to change the allottee for certain funds previously appropriated to Election District No. 1 in Chuuk State, and for other purposes.
 

PL 13-10

To establish lapse dates for certain public program and project appropriations, and for other purposes.
 

PL 13-11

To further amend Public Law No. 10-120, as amended, by amending section 1 thereof to reallocate certain funds previously appropriated for Election District No. 3 in the State of Chuuk, by amending section 6 thereof accordingly, by further amending section 6 to change the allottee of funds previously appropriated for Election District No. 1 in the State of Chuuk, and for other purposes.

 

 

 

PL 13-12

To further amend Public Law No. 8-100, as amended, by amending section 1 to modify the use of certain funds, and for other purposes.
 

PL 13-13

To further amend title 55 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 106 to change the date by which the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia must enact an annual budget, and for other purposes.

PL 13-14 To further amend Public Law No. 9-100 as amended, by amending section 1 thereof to reallocate funds appropriated for certain grants in the Southern Namoneas in the State of Chuuk, by amending section 6 thereof to change an allottee of funds to change the lapse date and to remove a requirement for consultation with members of Congress prior to obligating certain funds, and for other purposes
PL 13-15

To further amend Public Law No. 12-50, as amended and restated, by amending section 3 thereof to change the use of certain funds, and for other purposes.

PL 13-16

To further amend Public Law No. 7-39, as amended, by amending section 2 thereof to reallocate certain funds previously appropriated for Yap State public projects, and for other purposes.

PL 13-17

To further amend Public Law No. 12-50, as amended, by amending section 8, 13 and 16 thereof, to clarify the use of certain funds appropriated for State Judiciaries and to broaden the use of certain funds appropriated for the Chuuk Judiciary, to change the standards of eligibility for Yapese student scholarships and reduce the level of funding for individual students, to extend the lapse date for certain funds, and for other purposes.

PL 13-18 To further amend Public Law No. 12-12, as amended, by amending section 13 thereof, to change the uses of funds appropriated for capital improvement, development programs and projects and human resource development in the State of Chuuk, and for other purposes
PL 13-19 To appropriate the sum of $7,473,242 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the  fiscal ending September 30, 2004, certain operations of all branches of the National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, its agencies, various programs, grants, subsidies, and contributions to established a capital and human resource development budget, and for other purposes
PL 13-20

To further amend Public Law No. 7-39, as amended, by amending section 2 thereof to reallocate certain funds previously appropriated for Yap State public projects, and for other purposes.

PL 13-21

To further amend title 54 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 805 to provide that the States shall receive fifty percent of certain taxes collected beginning January 1, 2004, removing the restriction on the use of the States share of all funds, and for other purposes.

PL 13-22

To further amend Public Law No. 11-36, as amended, by amending section 3 thereof to change the allottee of funds appropriated for use in Pohnpei State, and for other purposes.

PL 13-23 To further amend Public Law No. 12-36, as amended, by amending section 6 thereof to change the use of certain funds appropriated for use in Kosrae State, and for other purposes.
PL 13-24 To further amend title 55 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 317 thereof to allow funds that were originally designated as capital project funds under section 211 of the Compact of Free Association between the Federated States of Micronesia and the United States and which remain available to be transferred to the current accounts of the National and State governments for unrestricted use, and for other purposes.
PL 13-25

To further amend Public Law No. 6-49, as amended, by amending section 10 for the purpose of changing the allottee of funds previously appropriated for public projects in the State of Chuuk, and for other purposes.

PL 13-26 To further amend Public Law No. 8-100, as amended, by amending sections 1 and 6 thereof to modify the use of certain funds, to change the allottee of certain funds, and for other purposes.
PL 13-27

To further amend Public Law No. 12-13, as amended, by amending section 2 to extend the moratorium on the immigration of certain alien workers, and for other purposes.

PL 13-28 To further amend Public Law No. 7-35, as amended, by amending sections 1 and 8 thereof to change the use of certain funds, to change the allottee of certain funds, and for other purposes.
PL 13-29 To further amend Public Law No. 9-052, as amended, by amending sections 1 and 6 thereof for the purpose of changing the uses of certain funds appropriated for use in Chuuk State, changing the allottees of certain funds, and for other purposes.
PL 13-30

To amend Public Law No. 13-19, by amending sections 1 through 9 thereof for the purposes of adding a definition and appropriating an additional sum of $6,498,440 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, to fund the 2nd quarter of Fiscal Year 2004, the operations of all branches of the National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, its agencies, programs, grants, subsidies and contributions and to provide funding for the capital and human resource development budget, for a fiscal year 2004 annual budget total to date of $13,694,492; by adding a new section 13 to authorize the use of grant funds from the Government of the United States to reimburse certain expenses paid from local revenues; and for other purposes.

PL 13-31

To further amend Public Law No. 10-120, as amended, by amending sections 1 and 6 thereof to change the use of certain funds appropriated for use in Chuuk State, to change the alottee of certain funds, and for other purposes.

PL 13-32

To further amend Public Law No. 11-27, as amended, by amending section 1 thereof to reallocate certain funds appropriated for use in the State of Chuuk, and for other purposes.

PL 13-33 To further amend title 9 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 301, to make national election commissioners subject to advice and consent of the Congress, and for other purposes.
PL 13-34

To further amend Public Law No. 7-39, as amended, by amending sections 2 and 4 thereof to reallocate funds previously appropriated and to change an allottee of funds and lapse date, and for other purposes.

PL 13-35

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To further amend Public Law No. 13-19, by amending sections 2 through 9 thereof for the purposes of appropriating an additional sum of $15,682,670 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, to fund for the 3rd and 4th quarters of Fiscal Year 2004, the operations of all branches of the National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, its agencies, programs, grants, subsidies and contributions and to provide funding for the capital and human resource development budget, for a fiscal year 2004 annual budget total of $29,377,162; and for other purposes.

PL 13-36 Congressional Act No. 13-44 was vetoed by President Urusemal but Congress overrode him during its Third Regular Session of the 13th Congress.  The Act has to do with an appropriation of $2.8 million dollars for social and economic development in the four States and other general appropriation laws
PL 13-37 (Congressional Act 13-55) An Act to appropriate the sum of $234,153 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004 for the purposes of funding the costs of hosting the 2004 Asian Pacific Parliamentarians' Union (APPU) General Assembly and Council meeting, and of Congress receiving foreign dignitaries, and obligations and operations requirements of Joint Compact Negotiation expenditures, and for other purposes
PL 13-38 (Congressional Act No. 13-60) An Act to further amend Title 1 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending Section 601 thereof to establish Veterans Day as a National Holiday, and for other purposes
PL 13-39 (Congressional Act No. 13-48) An Act to further amend Public Law No. 13-19, as amended, by amending Sections 4 and 9 thereof for the purpose of making certain corrections thereto, and for other purposes
PL 13-40 (Congressional Act No. 13-50) An Act to further amend Public Law No. 11-27, as amended, by amending Section 5 thereof to change the allottee of certain funds appropriated thereunder for Election District No. 3, Chuuk State, and for other purposes
PL 13-41 (Congressional Act No. 13-57) An Act to further amend Title 18 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending Section 202 to designate Faichuuk Piannu Harbor as one of the official ports of entry in the Federated States of Micronesia, and for other purposes
PL 13-42

To fu To further amend Public Law No. 8-19, as amended, by amending section 2 thereof to change the use of certain funds appropriated thereunder and by amending section 3 thereof to change the allottee of certain funds, and for other purposes.

PL 13-43

To further amend title 52 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 509 for the purpose of exempting the employees of the National Weather Services from the salary freeze, and for other purposes.

PL 13-44

To further amend Public Law No. 13-10, as amended, by amending section 1 thereof to extend the lapse date of certain funds appropriated by Congress, and for other purposes.

PL 13-45

To further amend title 1 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by adding a new chapter 9 concerning the procedure for the admission of a new state into the Federated States of Micronesia, and for other purposes.

PL 13-46

To appropriate the sum of $28,360,949, from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, for the purpose of funding the operations of all branches of the National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, its agencies, various programs, grants, subsidies and contributions, to establish a capital and human resource development budget, and for other purposes.

5TH SPECIAL SESSION - 13TH CONGRESS - AUGUST 30 TO SEPTEMBER 3, 2004
PL 13-47

To amend Public Law No. 13-37 by amending section 1 thereof and by adding new sections 2 and 3 thereto to clarify the amount of funds appropriated to each of the uses identified therein, by adding a new section 4 thereto to make a supplemental appropriation of funds from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, by amending the existing section 3 with respect to the allottees of certain funds, and for other purposes.

PL 13-48

To further amend title 55 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending chapter 12 thereof, and for other purposes.

PL 13-49

To amend Public Law No. 13-36 to specify the use of certain funds appropriated therein, to change the allottee of certain funds, and for other purposes.

PL 13-50

To further amend Public Law No. 8-19, as amended, by amending section 2 thereof to change the use of certain funds appropriated thereunder, and for other purposes.

PL 13-51

To further amend title 55 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 317 thereof to clarify that capital project funds of any State distributed between that State and its municipal governments shall be transferred to the current account of the respective government, and for other purposes.

PL 13-52

To further amend Public Law No. 12-36, as amended, by amending section 1 thereof to designate the uses of certain funds appropriated therein, and for other purposes

PL 13-53

To further amend Public Law No. 9-052, as amended, by amending section 2 thereof to change the use of certain funds appropriated therein, and for other purposes.

PL 13-54

To further amend title 55 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by enacting a new subchapter XI of chapter 6 entitled Medical Licensing Revolving Fund, and for other purposes.

PL 13-55

To further amend title 41 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending sections 201, 202, and 207; and by renumbering sections 203 and 205 to 211 as sections 206 and 208 to 214 respectively; and by inserting new sections 203, 204 and 205; and for other purposes.

PL 13-56

To further amend title 29 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending sections 102, 201, 601, 603, 605, 613, 617, 619, 621, 701, 702, 801, and 802 thereof and by enacting a new section 106 and a new Chapter 9 to incorporate the requirements imposed on FDIC-insured banks by the amendments to the Compact of Free Association, to enact laws governing treatment of dormant bank accounts, to make certain other necessary changes, and for other purposes.

PL 13-57

To appropriate from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, all sums directly or indirectly received as the proceeds of the first 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 $250,000, for the purpose of funding the employment of a certified tax accountant and a lawyer specializing in taxation law by the Customs and Tax Administration within the Department of Finance and Administration, and for other purposes.

PL 13-58

To further amend Public Law No. 11-59, as amended, by amending section 1 thereof, to reduce and increase certain funds appropriated for projects and programs in Kosrae State, and for other purposes.

PL 13-59

To further amend title 3 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending sections 201 and 202 thereof to establish a revised schedule for regular sessions of Congress, and for other purposes.

PL 13-60

To further amend title 54 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 221 thereof to change the import duties applicable to certain products, by amending section 805 thereof to designate the use of certain revenues collected under section 221, and for other purposes.

PL 13-61

To further amend title 54 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending sections 134, 139, 144, 155 and 902 thereof for the purpose of modifying and clarifying the penalties assessable against taxpayers for failure to file returns or pay taxes when due, by enacting a new section 903 thereof to provide for the waiver of penalties and interest on delinquent taxes paid during a specified period, and for other purposes.

PL 13-62

To amend Public Law No. 13-46, by amending sections 2, 3, 6 and 10 thereof to change the amount appropriated for certain purposes, and for other purposes.

PL 13-63

To further amend title 55 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending sections 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108 and 109 and by enacting a new section 111, relating to National Government budget procedures, and for other purposes.

PL 13-64

To further amend title 52 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending sections 112, 163, and 207 thereof, and by repealing section 208 thereof, to modify and clarify the premiums payable to certain public service employees, and for other purposes.

PL-13-65

To propose the repeal of article III, section 3 of the Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia, for the purpose of enabling citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia to retain or obtain citizenship of another state without being required to relinquish citizenship of the Federated States of Micronesia, and for other purposes.

PL 13-66

To further amend Public Law No. 13-36, as amended, by amending sections 2, 3 and 4 thereof to change the use of certain funds appropriated therein, by amending section 5 thereof to change the allottee of certain funds, and for other purposes.

PL 13-67

To propose an amendment to article XIII, section 8 of the Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia, for the purpose of providing for full faith and credit among the states, and for other purposes.

PL 13-68

To appropriate the sum of $400,000 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005 for the purpose of funding the Sixth Special Session of the Thirteenth Congress held in Yap in December 2004, the 2005 FSM Games and fuel for National Police Surveillance, and for other purposes.

PL 13-69

To propose an amendment to section 6 of article XI of the Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia for the purpose of eliminating diversity jurisdiction in the national courts of cases in which the ownership of land or waters is at issue, and for other purposes.

PL 13-70

To further amend title 36 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 201 thereof to expand the duties of the Registrar of Corporations, by adding new sections 207, 208 and 209 thereto, and for other purposes.

PL 13-71

To further amend title 54 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by adding a new chapter 3 to establish an income tax for corporations, and for other purposes.

PL 13-72

To further amend title 55 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by repealing chapter 3 in its entirety and enacting a new chapter 3 to bring the FSM's Internal Budget and Finance Procedures into compliance with the amended Compact, and for other purposes.

PL 13-73

To enact title 31 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, entitled "Bankruptcy and Insolvency", to establish a National bankruptcy law for the Federated States of Micronesia, and for other purposes.

PL 13-74

To further amend Public Law No. 13-37, as amended, by amending section 2 thereof to clarify the identified use therein, and for other purposes.

PL 13-75

To further amend title 55 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by enacting a new chapter 15 thereof for the purpose of establishing a Compact Management Board and to amend section 204 of title 2 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia for the purpose of creating an Office of Compact Management, and for other purposes.

PL 13-76

To amend Public Law No. 13-57 by amending section 1 thereof to reallocate $70,000 to support the work of the FSM tax reform task force, and for other purposes.

PL 13-77

To further amend title 2 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 207 thereof, to require that the President of the Federated States of Micronesia shall appoint Ambassadors with the advice and consent of the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia, to no longer require advice and consent of the Congress for deputy ambassadors, to limit the term of Ambassadors to the term of the President, and for other purposes.

PL 13-78

To further amend title 52 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 117 thereof to provide that the Director of Administration and Budget and the secretary to the Vice-Speaker of the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia shall be exempt from the National Public Service System, and for other purposes.

PL 13-79

To amend title 3 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia by amending section 104 thereof to reorganize the administrative and budget offices of Congress, and for other purposes.

PL 13-80

To further amend Public Law No. 13-36, as amended, by amending sections 3 and 5 thereof to change the use and allottee of certain funds appropriated therein, and for other purposes.

PL 13-81

To further amend Public Law No. 13-46, as amended, by amending sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 thereof for the purpose of appropriating an additional sum of $1,213,062 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, by repealing section 10, by amending section 12, and for the other purposes.

PL 13-82

To further amend Public Law No. 7-39, as amended, by amending section 2 thereof to change the use of certain funds previously appropriated thereunder, and for other purposes.

PL 13-83

To further amend Public Law No. 13-36, as amended, by amending the title and sections 4 and 5, to change the use of certain funds, to repeal certain appropriations specified therein, to create a fund entitled "Public Projects for Chuuk Election District No. 5" within the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia, to change the allottee of certain funds, and for other purposes.

PL 13-84

To appropriate the sum of $240,000 from the fund entitled "Public Projects for Chuuk Election District No. 5" within the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the purpose of funding certain public projects in Chuuk Election District No. 5, and for other purposes.

PL 13-85

To amend chapter 3 of title 55 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as enacted by Public Law No. 13-72, by amending sections 308, 309, and 326 thereof, and for other purposes.

PL 13-86

To further amend chapter 1 of title 24 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia by adding new sections 122 and 123 and by renumbering existing section 122 as section 124 for the purpose of banning all fishing vessels and fishing vessel owners from fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Federated States of Micronesia in the event a court judgment is entered against the fishing vessel or the fishing vessel owner in excess of $25,000 for violations of the laws of the Federated States of Micronesia until such judgment is satisfied, and for other purposes.

PL 13-87

To further amend Public Law No. 13-46, as amended, by amending sections 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 and 9 thereof for the purpose of appropriating an additional sum of $1,134,150 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, and for other purposes.

PL 13-88

To further amend Public Law No. 13-57, as amended, by amending section 1 thereof to authorize the use of $400,000 to fund consultancy services to pursue the Investment Development Fund grant and for reporting requirements under the Amended Compact, to support the work of the FSM tax reform task force, and for other purposes.

PL 13-89

To further amend Public Law No. 8-75, as amended, by amending sections 2 and 3 to change the use and allottee of certain Chuuk State funds, and for other purposes.

PL 13-90

To further amend Public Law No. 13-36, as amended, by amending section 4 thereof to change the use of certain funds, and for other purposes.

PL 13-91

To amend Public Law No. 13-68, by amending the title, section 1 and section 2 thereof, for the purpose of appropriating the additional sum of $150,000 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, for the purpose of funding the 2005 FSM Games, the South Pacific Mini-Games, and for other purposes.

PL 13-92

To further amend Public Law No. 13-36, as amended, by amending section 3 thereof to change the use of certain funds appropriated therein, and for other purposes.

PL 13-93

To further amend Title 55 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending sections 303 and 306 thereof to modify the division formula for Compact funds, and for other purposes.

PL 13-94 To appropriate the sum of $100,000 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005 in support of tsunami relief efforts, and for other purposes.

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