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PROPOSED LEGISLATION

Rendering of the proposed new fono building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A bill to establish the Territorial Fire Department (TFD) under the Governor’s Office was introduced in the Senate this week. The bill, amending Section 4.0301 of the American Samoa Code Annotated (A.S.C.A) and creating Chapter 15 under the Title 4 of the A.S.C.A was...
Proposed design for Fono building under construction
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an effort to further protect American Samoa from the spread of communicable diseases, Rep. Vailoata Eteuati Amituana’i has sponsored legislation authorizing the Heath Department to test minors and also to create rules requiring non-residents entering American Samoa to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Matalasi Moliga has submitted to the Fono proposed legislation to ban the importation and sale in American Samoa of “polystyrene foam” or styrofoam containers — which he says has a “detrimental effect” on public health, land, and marine environment. “...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three senators have sponsored legislation, which creates by law, the “American Samoa Telecommunications Corporation Authority” — still referred to with the acronym “ASTCA” — and “shall in no way [be] considered an agency or semi-autonomous agency” of ASG. The bill is...