PUBLIC LAWS
Fifteenth FSM Congress
~ May 11, 2007  thru  May 10, 2009 ~

Public Laws

Public Law Titles

P.L 15-83 To appropriate the sum of $1,289,109 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the purpose of funding the expenditures incurred under the declaration of emergency declared by the President on December 29, 2008, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-82 To further amend title 52 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 405 to reduce the minimum premium contribution for health insurance of participating agencies or participating businesses from fifty-two percent to fifty percent of the premium payment for their eligible employees, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-81 To further amend title 18 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 202 to designate Northwest Polowat Harbor, Oroluk, Hauk and Onoun Airstrip Atolls as official ports of entry in the Federated States of Micronesia, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-80 To appropriate $540,000 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, for the purpose of funding the T-3 Program Operation, public projects and social programs in the States of Chuuk, Yap, Pohnpei and Kosrae, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-79 To amend Public Law No. 15-31 by amending section 1 thereof, to change the use of certain funds previously appropriated therein for the State of Pohnpei, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-78 To further amend Public Law No. 15-32, as amended, by amending Section 1 thereof, to change the use of certain funds previously appropriated therein for the States of Pohnpei and Chuuk, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-77 To appropriate the sum of $48,000 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2009 for the purpose of funding Public Projects and the Social Program in the State of Chuuk, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-76 To repeal in its entirety Public Law No. 15-66, the recently-enacted Public Projects Law, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-75 To amend sections 103 and 104 of title 36 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia; and for other purposes.
P.L 15-74 To further amend title 2 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 203 thereof, to properly place the Project Management Unit for the Compact Infrastructure Grants under the appropriate Department at the FSM National Government, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-73 To further amend title 53 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended by Public Laws Nos. 5-120, 7-118, 9-056, 12-76, 14-34, 14-37 and 14-86, by amending the following provisions of title 53, sections 603, 605, 607, 801, 803, 803A, 804, 806, 809, 901, 902, and 1006, to provide for greater financial stability for the FSM Social Security Administration and to reduce its un-funded liability, by raising tax rates, to clarify definitions, to change restrictions to the types of investment that Social Security may engage in, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-72 To further amend Public Law No. 15-32, as amended, by amending Section 1 thereof, to change the use of certain funds previously appropriated therein for the States of Chuuk and Yap, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-71 To appropriate the sum of $46,111,340 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia through the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, for the purpose of funding the Public Infrastructure Projects for the State and National Governments of the Federated States of Micronesia and for other purposes.
P.L 15-70 Providing for the appointment of the FSM representatives to the Joint Economic Management Committee and the Joint Trust Fund Committee in accordance with the Compact of Free Association, as amended, between Federated States of Micronesia and the United States, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-69 To further amend Section 3 of Public Law No. 15-55 to change the use of funds previously appropriated therein from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, to provide funding for the operation of the Legislative Branch of the National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-68 To further amend Public Law No. 11-27, as amended, by amending section 3 thereof, to change the use of certain funds previously appropriated therein for the State of Yap, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-67 To appropriate the sum of $271,537, from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the purpose of funding the upcoming FSM Public Safety Academy, Caroline Island Air Inc, T-3 Program, Office of Statistics, Budget, Overseas Development Assistance and Compact Management, Chuuk Office of National Public Auditor, Micronesia Seminar Project and former FSM Ambassador for the United States, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-66 To appropriate $1,400,000 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, for the purpose of funding public projects and social programs in the States of Chuuk, Yap, Pohnpei and Kosrae, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-65 To further amend Public Law No. 15-11, as amended, by amending section 12 thereof to extend the lapse date of certain funds previously appropriated therein, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-64 To further amend section 1 of Public Law No. 14-67, as amended, to change the use of certain funds previously appropriated therein for Kosrae State and Election District No. 5, Chuuk State, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-63 To further amend Public Law No. 15-32, as amended, by amending Sections 1 and 2 thereof, to change the use and allottee of certain funds previously appropriated therein for the States of Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae and Yap, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-62 To further amend Public Law No. 15-25, as amended, by amending Section 1 thereof, to change the use of certain funds previously appropriated therein, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-61 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.
P.L. 15-60 To propose an amendment to section 8 of article IX and section 4 of article X of the Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia for the purpose of increasing the length of terms for members of Congress elected from congressional districts in each state based on population to four years, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-59 To appropriate from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia all sums directly or indirectly received as the proceeds of the second 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 $372,000 to fund privatization and economic development projects, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-58 To further amend title 54 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by further amending section 222, as amended by Public Laws Nos. 10-10, 10-136, 10-149, 11-43, 11-70 and 11-82, to add a subparagraph (9) to create a new exemption for health, education and welfare related goods donated for humanitarian use, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-57 To further amend Public Law No. 15-32, as amended, by amending Sections 1 and 2 thereof, to change the use and allottee of certain funds previously appropriated for public projects and social programs for the States of Chuuk and Pohnpei, and for other purposes. [LINE ITEM VETO]
P.L. 15-56 To further amend Public Law No. 11-27, as amended, by amending sections 3 and 5 thereof, to change the use and allottee of certain funds previously appropriated therein for the State of Yap, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-55 To appropriate $33,321,789 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, to provide funding for the operations of all branches of the National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, its agencies, various programs, grants, subsidies and contributions; to extend the lapse date for funds appropriated in fiscal year ending September 30, 2008 from supplementary education grant (SEG), and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-54 To amend Public Law No. 15-31 by amending section 1 thereof, to change the use of certain funds previously appropriated therein for the State of Pohnpei, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-53 To further amend Public Law No. 14-84, as amended, by amending sections 4 and 9 thereof, to change the use and lapse date of certain funds previously appropriated to fund public projects and social programs in the State of Yap, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-52 To further amend title 52 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 403 to make enrollment in MiCare mandatory for employees of the National Government and to require that post secondary institutions enroll in MiCare before students are permitted to enroll, and by amending section 406 to delete the requirement that the Fund maintain separate accounts for each State, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-51 To further amend section 2 of Public Law No. 14-67, as amended, to change the lapse date of certain funds previously appropriated therein for each state, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-50 To further amend Public Law No. 12-50, as amended, by amending Subsection 15 of Section 13 thereof, to allow the use of funds for the upgrade of the new residence for the FSM Chief Justice, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-49 To further amend Public Law No. 15-11, as amended, by amending section 12 thereof to extend the lapse date of certain funds previously appropriated therein, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-48 To further amend Public Law No. 15-25, as amended, by amending Section 2 thereof, to change the lapse date of certain funds previously appropriated therein, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-47 To amend title 2 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by enacting new section 210 and of chapter 2 thereof, to establish a Trust Fund for the Benefit of Former Presidents of the Federated States of Micronesia and to provide for an allowance to Former Presidents of the Federated States of Micronesia payable from such fund; and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-46 To further amend title 9 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 704 of chapter 7 to permit a registered voter to cast a ballot where the name of the voter does not appear on the Signature List of a Polling Place in a State, Congressional Election District or Municipality in which he or she resides, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-45 To amend Public Law No. 15-11, as amended by Public Laws Nos. 15-18, 15-26 and 15-33, by amending sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9 thereof, in order to appropriate an additional $727,537 from the General Fund for fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-44 To further amend Public Law No. 15-32, as amended, by amending Section 1 thereof, to change the use of certain funds previously appropriated for public projects and social programs for the States of Kosrae, Yap, Chuuk and Pohnpei, and for other purposes. [LINE ITEM VETO]
P.L. 15-43 To amend Public Law No. 15-11, as amended by Public Laws Nos. 15-18, 15-26 and 15-33, by amending sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9 thereof, in order to appropriate an additional $727,537 from the General Fund for fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes. [LINE ITEM VETO]
P.L. 15-42 To further amend Public Law No. 14-84, as amended, by amending section 1 thereof, to change the use of certain funds previously appropriated therein for public projects and social programs in the State of Kosrae, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-41 To further amend title 52 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by repealing section 205 thereof and enacting a one-time increase in base salaries for certain public service employees, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-40 To appropriate the sum of $245,000 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia, for the purpose of funding the national general election to take place in March 2009, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-39 To further amend title 41 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by enacting a new chapter 11 thereof, to establish a Cancer Registry System in the Federated States of Micronesia for the collection of information on the incidence of cancer and related data; to provide for the confidentiality of identifying information regarding cancer patients, health care facilities and health care providers; and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-38 To further amend title 24 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending sections 201 and 202 to establish a two term limit for members of the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority of the Federated States of Micronesia, to limit the period of time a member may serve after expiration of a term to six months, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-37 To further amend Public Law No. 14-84, as amended, by amending the Section 5 thereof, to change the use of certain funds previously appropriated therein, and for other purposes. [LINE ITEM VETO]
P.L. 15-36 To further amend Public Law No. 15-32 by amending Sections 1 and 2 thereof, to change the use and allottee of certain funds previously appropriated for public projects and social programs for the States of Chuuk, Yap, Pohnpei and Kosrae, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-35 To further amend Public Law No. 15-25 by amending Section 1 thereof, to change the use of certain funds previously appropriated therein, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-34 To further amend sections 1001, 1002, 1003 and 1007 of title 37 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia by including a definition of related third party business; by further defining a Class II captive insurance company; by adding a prohibition on insuring individuals; and by further amending the minimum capital and surplus requirements, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-33 To amend Public Law No. 15-11, as amended by Public Laws Nos. 15-18 and 15-26, by amending sections 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 thereof, in order to appropriate an additional $799,000 from the General Fund for fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-32 To appropriate from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia, a sum of $3,780,000 for the purpose of funding public projects and social programs in the four States, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-31 To appropriate a sum of $342,000 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia from the Fiscal Year 2008 for the purpose of funding public projects in the State of Pohnpei, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-30 To appropriate from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia, a sum of $3,780,000 for the purpose of funding public projects and social programs in the four States, and for other purposes. [LINE ITEM VETO]
P.L 15-29 To further amend title 30 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by adding a new chapter 4 to establish Federated States of Micronesia Venture Funds, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-28 To amend section 204 of title 7 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, in order to allow for citizenship through naturalization to FSM nationals and children of FSM citizens, and, with the recommendation of Congress through bill, citizenship through naturalization for spouses of FSM citizens, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-27 To further amend title 50 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 103 to prevent the revocation or denial of spouse permits from non-citizen spouses of deceased citizens who have resided in the Federated States of Micronesia for at least twenty (20) years, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-26 To amend Public Law No. 15-11, as amended by Public Law No. 15-18, by amending sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, and 9 thereof, in order to appropriate an additional $2,440,112 from the General Fund for fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-25 To appropriate from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia, a sum of $366,255 realized from the 20% restricted funds previously allocated for Health and Education in Chuuk State for the purpose of funding Public Projects in Chuuk State, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-24 To further amend title 54 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 805 thereof, to provide scholarships for certain aviation related post-secondary programs leading to commercial licenses and certifications, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-23 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 Consul Generals and the deputy chiefs of mission of the various embassies and diplomatic missions with the advice and consent of the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia, and for other purposes.
P.L 15-22

To authorize the President of the Federated States of Micronesia to execute a full faith and credit guaranty as security for a loan agreement between the FSM Petroleum Corporation and the Bank of Guam.

P.L 15-21

To amend title 27 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia as enacted by Public Law No. 15-08 by amending Section 265 thereof to provide an alternative procedure for divestment of assets and operations of the Federated States of Micronesia Petroleum Corporation to the States in which they are located, and for other purposes.

P.L. 15-20 To further amend Public Law No. 14-107, as amended, by amending Section 2 thereof, to change the use of certain funds previously appropriated for Pohnpei State, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-19 To appropriate from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia all sums directly or indirectly received as the proceeds of the second 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 $128,000, for specified tax reform purposes.
P.L. 15-18 To amend Public Law No. 15-11, by amending sections 1, 2, 8, and 9 thereof, in order to appropriate an additional $1,410,600 from the General Fund for fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-17 To amend Public Law No. 14-74, by amending sections 1 and 2 thereof, to change the uses, lapse date and allottee of certain funds previously appropriated therein to fund public projects and programs in Yap State, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-16 To further amend sections 1 and 2 of Public Law No. 14-67, as amended, to change the use and allottee of certain funds previously appropriated therein for Chuuk State At-Large, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-15 To further amend Public Law No. 12-50, as amended, by amending sections 13 and 16 thereof, to change the use and allottee of certain funds appropriated therein, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-14 To further amend title 4 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 108, to increase the salaries of the Chief Justice and Associated Justices of the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-13 To further amend Public Law No. 14-84, as amended, by amending sections 1 and 9 thereof, to change the uses and allottee of certain funds previously appropriated therein for public projects and social programs in the State of Kosrae, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-12 To further amend Public Law No. 13-57, as amended, by amending Section 1 thereof to authorize the use of $500,000 from the first tranche of the FSM National Government’s portion of the Private Sector Development Program Loan from the Asian Development Bank to fund various consultants required for private sector development, tax reform efforts and for other purposes, to amend Section 2 thereof to eliminate the lapse date for unexpended funds, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-11 To appropriate $37,768,099 from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, to provide funding for the operations of all branches of the National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, its agencies, various programs, grants, subsidies and contributions, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-10 To appropriate from the Fiscal Year 2004 Education Sector Carryover Funds, a sum of $9,126 for the purpose of funding the FSM National Government Education Support Activities, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-09 To further amend title 2 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, by amending section 203, as amended by Public Laws Nos. 5-21, 6-62, 7-97 and 10-55, by further amending section 204, as amended by Public Laws Nos. 5-21, 10-55 and 13-75, and by repealing Public Law No. 13-75 thereof for the purpose of improving the efficiency of the executive branch, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-08 To enact a new title 27 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia to govern essential services and to enact a new chapter 2 thereof to create the Federated States of Micronesia Petroleum Corporation as a public corporation, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-07 To further amend Public Law No. 13-36, as amended, by amending section 3 thereof, to change the uses of certain funds previously appropriated for projects and programs in Pohnpei State, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-06 To further amend section 1 of Public Law No. 14-67, as amended, to change the use of certain funds previously appropriated therein for Election District No. 3, Pohnpei State, and Chuuk State At-Large, and for other purposes. [LINE ITEM VETO]
P.L. 15-05 To amend Public Law No. 13-84, as amended, by amending section 1 thereof to change the uses of certain funds previously appropriated for Public Projects in Chuuk Election District No. 5, and for other purposes.
P.L. 15-04 To further amend Public Law No. 14-80, as amended by Public Laws Nos. 14-95, 14-99 and 14-104, and 15-01, the FY 2007 budget, by further amending sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 and 9 thereof, for the purpose of appropriating $1,031,954 in supplemental funding from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, to provide for the operations of the Executive and Legislative Branch, National Agencies, various programs, grants, subsidies, and contributions, Capital and Human Resource Development, and for other purposes.

P.L. 15-03

To further amend Public Law No. 14-107, by amending sections 2 and 3 thereof, to change the use and allottee of certain funds previously appropriated for Yap State and for other purposes.

P.L. 15-02 To further amend Title 9 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, as enacted by Public Law No. 14-76 and amended by Public Law No. 14-98, by amending section 605 to reduce the number of days that the special polling places located outside of the Federated States of Micronesia remain open from seven days to election day only, to increase the number of hours those special polling places remain open, and for other purposes.
P.L.  15-01

To Amend Public Law No. 14-80, as amended by Public Laws Nos. 14-95, 14-99 and 14-104, the FY 2007 budget, by further amending sections 1,2,3,7,8 and 12 thereof, for the purpose of appropriating $321,913 in supplementing funding from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, to readjust the amount of funds available through the Supplemental Educational Grant, to provide for the operations of the Executive and Legislative Branches, national agencies, various programs, grants, subsidies, and contributions, and for other purposes.

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