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Public and Local Laws 18th Legislature
(PL 18-1 to present)
CNMI Statutes  :  Local Laws
18th Legislature 01-01-13 thru present
Note: descriptions of the statutes below are not comprehensive, and the Law Revision Commission may revise section numbers prior to final codification and publication. We make every effort to post new statutes within 5 working days of our receiving them.
PL 18-75 To amend 4 CMC § 8112 and 4 CMC § 8122 to prioritize net metering for health and education renewable energy capacity
PL 18-74 To amend Title 1 Division 8 Part 2 Chapter 4 (Public Employment/Employee Compensation) of the Commonwealth Code. To exempt the Northern Marianas Housing Corporation (NMHC) from the salary limitations imposed by the Compensation Adjustment Act
PL 18-73 To create a new department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services within the Executive Branch of the Commonwealth Government to transfer the Fire Protection and EMS functions of the Department of Public Safety, Fire Division to the New Department to provide for the orderly transfer of records, programs, personnel, equiptment, and property to the New Department
PL 18-72 To increase the salary level for the Secretary of Department of Finance, the Secretary of the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs and the Secretary of the Department of Commerce and correcting the titles of the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety and Secretary of the Department of Public Works
PL 18-71 To appropriate future MPLT interest distributions to meet the Commonwealth obligations under the final order Joint Stipulation
PL 18-70 To amend 4 CMC § 5611 (b) (Business License Fees)
PL 18-69 To repeal and re-enact Public Law 17-69 to effectively repeal Title 4 of the Commonwealth Code, section 6106 (I), 6513, repeal and repeal and re-enact 4 CMC § 6453, amending section 6514 to add a new subsection, and amending section 6454 to add a new subsection as set forth herein
PL 18-68 To approve the Submerged land lease agreement between Sea Touch, Saipan and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Government via the department of Lands and Natural Resources pursuant to the Submerged Land Act, (2 CMC § 1201 et seq.)
PL 18-67 To vest the Commonwealth Health Care Corporation (CHCC) with a certain piece of public land
PL 18-66 To make appropriations for the operations and activities of the government of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, its agencies, instrumentalities, and independent programs, and to provide budget authority for government corporations for fiscal year 2015
PL 18-65 To provide an amnesty period for the filing of delinquent returns under Title 4, Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7, Division 1 of the Revenue and Taxation Act of 1982, as amended, and the payment of delinquent taxes without imposition of penalty and interest, with certain exceptions and for the waiver of penalty for failure to obtain a business license
PL 18-64 To gradually increase the tax on cigarettes
PL 18-63 To prevent a person from running for more than one public office in a general, local or special election
PL 18-62 To amend the standards for the renewable energy portfolio for electrical power producers and to amend 4 CMC § 8532 to authorize the installation of net energy metering for all eligible residential customer-generators
PL 18-61 To amend 6 CMC § 2256(a)(2)to reduce the Insurance Requirement for shooting ranges from $5,000.000 to $1,000,000 and to amend 6 CMC § 2257(a) and to repeal 6 CMC § 2252(d)
PL 18-60 To authorize the CNMI Department of Public of Public Safety (DPS)to impound vehicle to promulgate all policies and procedures necessary to enforce this authority
PL 18-59 To amend 9 CMC § 2208 to require the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Motor Vehicle, to include certain identification information and documentation including proof of citizenship or legal status as required by the federal Real ID Act of 2005 on CNMI operator's (driver's) licenses
PL 18-58 To authorize the Marianas Visitors Authority to regulate Tour Operators and Tour Guides by amending 4 CMC § 2103 and adding a new Article 6 to 4 CMC, Division 2, Chapter 1
PL 18-57 To provide a legal structure that would provide relief in situations where there is Earned Compensation owed to Former Employees and subsistence allowance pursuant to an appropriation legislation
PL 18-56 To repeal and reenact Public Law 18-38 as amended by Public Law 18-43, to authorize, establish and regulate an exclusive gaming license within the Commonwealth
PL 18-55 To amend 6 CMC § 2208 to include that the Sergeant of Arms of the House of Representatives and the Sergeant of Arms of the Senate in the exception to the Weapons Control Act.
PL 18-54 To authorize the assessment of the parking meter fees, to require segregation of fees collected by senatorial district, and to authorize local appropriation of those fees
PL 18-53 To make supplemental appropriation for the operations and activities of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
PL 18-52 To provide the Public Utilities Commission with the Authority to require Management Audits of Regulated Entities
PL 18-51 To amend 1 CMC § 20161 (c) as enacted by Public Law No.17-43 by reducing the Commonwealth Public Transportation advisory board Members from Ten (10) members down to six(6) Members
PL 18-50 To amend Public Law No. 17-43 to give the Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority (COTA) the power to adopt rules and regulations in furthernance of its duties
PL 18-49 To establish the Northern Marianas Sports Association as a private not for profit corporation and provide for its power and duties
PL 18-48 To amend 2 CMC § 5631, as amended by Public Law 17-57, to authorize one and one-half inches net mesh to catch Bigeye Scad (Atulai) during its seasonal run in the Second Senatorial District,
PL 18-47 To enact the "Law Enforcement Mandatory Drug Testing Act of 2013" and provide for mandatory drug testing of all law enforcement each year
PL 18-46 To amend 1 CMC, Division 6 Elections, and to authorize the election of the Attorney General
PL 18-45 To amend Public Law 18-12 to provide for the issuance of Bonds other than General Obligation Bonds and acknowledge the existence of an actuarial determination of the unfunded liability of the Commonwealth Government to the Retirement Fund
PL 14-44 To amend the Commonwealth Development Authority Act of 1984 to provide the issuance of bonds other than General Obligation Bond
PL 18-43 To amend Public Law 18-38, to authorize, establish and regulate an exclusive gaming license within the Commonwealth
PL 18-42 To establish by law the preservation, protection, and maintenance of public access of Managaha pursuant to Article XIV, section 3 of the CNMI Constitution by amending 1 CMC § 2653(c) and also establish by law the disposition and management of submerged lands by amending section 2653(k)
PL 18-41 To require all commercial wireless service providers produce wireless service coverage maps, readily available for consumers
PL 18-40 To repeal Executive Order No. 94-3, section 211 scholarships to establish a new CNMI Scholarship Office as an Autonomous Agency
PL 18-39 To amend 4 CMC § § 8144 to include commercial customers pertaining to reconnection of utility services and to amend 8145(a) to reduce the utilities reconnection fee from $60 to $25 for residential consumers and $75 for commercial consumers
PL 18-38 To authorize, establish and regulate and exclusive gaming license within the Commonwealth
PL 18-37 To authorize the Governor to negotiate a settlement and resolution of the Judgments entered against the CNMI Government
PL 18-36 To acquire all unclaimed third party funds within the Commonwealth Judiciary to be deposited into a special imprest account specifically for the use of the Judiciary Branch
PL 18-35 To revise the penalties relating to the sales receipts act relating to failing to issue a cash receipt for business transactions and for operating a business without a valid license
PL 18-34 To amend the Commonwealth Insurance Act of 1983 as codified by 4 CMC § 7101 et. seq., to add a new Chapter 6 to 4 CMC Division 7, to provide for a premium rate review process
PL 18-33 To amend 6 CMC § 2304 to establish the exit of the United States Post Office as an Official Customs Point of entry
PL 18-32 To amend 2 CMC § 5631, as amended by Public Law 17-13, to authorize one-half inch net mesh to catch Bigeye Scad (Atulai)and to allow net fishing for Goat fish (Tiao) during their seasonal run in the First Senatorial District
PL 18-31 To create "The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Anti-Violence Leave Act of 2013"
PL 18-30 To provide additional gaming entertainment for tourist by amending the definition of the gambling devise to exclude electronic gaming machines
PL 18-29 To provide an amnesty period to expire on January 1, 2014 for the filing of delinquent returns under Title 4, Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7, division 1 of the Revenue and Taxation Act of 1982, as amended, and the payment of delinquent taxes without imposition of penalty and interest, with certain exceptions and for the waiver of penalty for failure to obtain a business license
PL 18-28 To amend 3 CMC § 1305(a) to allow Northern Marianas College the flexibility to revise its mission statement
PL 18-27 To require the department of finance, division of revenue and taxation's to make periodic inspections of sales receipts in the CNMI
PL 18-26 To amend the weapons control act to promote and allow outdoor shooting ranges, skeet shooting developments offering competitive rifle competition and Skeet Shooting and to amend the customs violations provisions to accommodate outdoor shooting ranges and revision to correct technical errors
PL 18-25 To re-establish the Commonwealth Board of Nurses Examiners as an autonomous public agency
PL 18-24 To establish a safety measure for instance where a vehicle overtakes a bicycle on a public road or highway
PL 18-23 To amend 2 CMC Article 3 Public Roads Section 4132 (a) definitions
PL 18-22 To amend Title 9, Division 2 Chapter 1 § 2116 (Public Law 14-16)
PL 18-21 To allow members of the Defined Contribution plan to withdraw their account balance without terminating employment
PL 18-20 To amend 1 CMC § 9301, 9302,9306 relating to the Commonwealth Lottery Commission
PL 18-19 To mandate the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation to change the water and waste water rate for the Public School System to commercial rate
PL 18-18 To make amendments to Public Law 18-18 "To make appropriation for the operations and activities of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, its agencies, instrumentalities, and independent programs, and to provide budget authority for Government Corporations for Fiscal Year 2014"
PL 18-17 To amend 1 CMC § 2902 regarding executive appointments
PL 18-16 To amend 4 CMC § 51102(e)
PL 18-15 To amend Rota Local Law No. 17-6
PL 18-14 To amend 6 CMC § 1434(b)
PL 18-13 To amend 1 CMC § 8282
PL 18-12 To authorize the Commonwealth Authority to issue pension obligation bond on behalf of the Commonwealth in an amount up to Three Hundred Million U.S. Dollars to Pay the Commonwealth Government's Obligation to Northern Marianas Island Retirement Fund
PL 18-11 To amend Public Law 17-8 section 2 to include necessary changes to finalize projects associated with the original intent of the reprogramming of the one million dollars (1,000,000.00) as appropriated under section 2(b)of Public Law 13-56
PL 18-10 To amend Public Law 17-61, CNMI Veterans Cemetery
PL 18-09 To amend 6 CMC § 2208
PL 18-08 To amend the Commonwealth Vehicle Code to authorize active duty U.S. military personnel stationed outside the CNMI in any state or territory to maintain or renew their vehicle registration in the CNMI, or register a new vehicle in the CNMI by complying with CNMI registration requirements or any comparable requirements in the state or territory where they are stationed
PL 18-07 To rename the Department of Public Safety (DPS)Building on Tinian, Gilbert Manglona Taisacan Building
PL 18-06 To repeal section V, requirement of attendance at NMC, in its entirety
PL 18-05 To amend 1 CMC § 8131 (a), as amended by Public Law 17-80, by adding a new subsection (a)(13)
PL 18-04 To reorganize the office of Homeland Security and the Office of Emergency Management and Unify and create the CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management
PL 18-03 To strengthen provision regarding sex crimes and domestic violence by establishing minimum mandatory sentences for sexual assault and sexual abuse of a minor, increase the time-served component necessary for parole eligibility, and amending exsting definitions to clarify provisions relating to sex crimes and domestic violence
PL 18-02 To amand Public Law 17-82 to clarify those provisions necessary to expedite the refunds and prevent any further frustration of the process
PL 18-01 To repeal Title 4 § 1971 and 1972 of the Commonwealth Code which originally enacted as Public Law 17-29, 17-58 and 17-75 in their entirety and to amend Title 4 § 1803 and 1502(a) to increase the hotel occupancy tax
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CNMI Statutes  :  Local Laws
Senatorial district delegations of the Commonwealth Legislature enact local laws pursuant to the Local Law Act of 1983 (1 CMC § 1401 et seq.), which permits legislation pertaining exclusively to individual senatorial districts. There are currently three senatorial districts: Rota (District One), Tinian and Aguiguan (District Two), and Saipan and the Northern Islands (District Three).
Rota Senatorial District Local Laws
RLL 18-18 To appropriate $9,000.00 from local license fees collected for poker and pachinko slot machines in the First Senatorial District
RLL 18-17 To appropriate $45,000.00 from local license fees collected for poker and pachinko slot machines in the First Senatorial District
RLL 18-16 To officially name Anyuta Island in Songsong Village the "Mayor Prudencio
RLL 18-15 To appropriate the Two Million US Dollars ($2,000,000.00) allotted to the
RLL 18-14 To appropriate $31,900.00 from local license fees collected for poker and
RLL 18-13 To make appropriations for the operations and activities of the Rota Casino Gaming Commission for FY 2014 pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Rota Casino Act of 2007. as amended by Public Law 16-4
RLL 18-12 To appropriate $33,100.00 from local license fees collected from poker and pachinko slot machines in the First Senatorial District
RLL 18-11 To appropriate $40,000.00 from local license fees collected from poker and pachinko slot machiens in the First Senatorial District
RLL 18-10 To appropriate $102,000.00 from local license fees collected for poker and pachinko slot machines in the First Senatorial District
RLL 18-09 To appropriate $50,000.00 from local license fees collected for poker and pachinko slot machines in the First Senatorial District
RLL 18-08 To establish the Rota Resident Identification Card Program
RLL 18-07 To amend 10 CMC, Division 1, Chapter 1, Article 2, Rota Dog Control Act
RLL 18-06 To make appropriations for the operations and activities of the Rota Casino Gaming Commission for FY 2013 pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Rota Casino Act of 2007, as amended by Public Law 16-4
RLL 18-05 To appropriate $49,500.00 from local license fees collected for poker and pachinko slot machines in the First Senatorial District
RLL 18-04 To amend 10 CMC § 1901 as amended by Rota Local Law 17-2
RLL 18-03 To repeal Section 5 and 6 of Rota Local Law 17-19
RLL 18-02 To appropriate $60,000.00 from local license fees collected from poker and pachinko slot machines in the First Senatorial District
RLL 18-01 To appropriate $75,880 from Local License collected for Poker and Pachinko Slot Machines in the First Senatorial District
Tinian and Aquiguan Senatorial District Local Laws
TLL 18-10 To amend 10 CMC § 2416 subsections (a) and (c) to keep all local cockfighting license fees within the Second Senatorial District to fund the Tinian Municipal Scholarship Recipients
TLL 18-09 To appropriate Two Million US Dollars ($2,000,000.00) allotted to the Second Senatorial District under Public Law No. 18-56
TLL 18-08 To amend 10 CMC § 2472 and 2473 for the purpose of establishing a fee and expenditure authority for said fees relating to customers governed by 10 CMC § 2472
TLL 18-07 To appropriate One Hundred Twelve Thousand Dollars ($112,000.00)from the local license fees collected from poker machines in the Second Senatorial District
TLL 18-06 To appropriate Forty-Eight Thousand Dollars ($48,000.00) from the local license fees collected from poker machines in the Second Senatorial District
TLL 18-05 To amend Part VI, Section 50(3) of the Revise Tinian Casino Gaming Control Act for the purpose of updating the casino gambling tax to adapt to Asian Style gaming and to boost the Asian "High Roller" gaming market
TLL 18-04 To appropriate $22,000.00 and re-appropriate the sum of $14,039.00 from Tinian Local Laws 18-1 and 18-2
TLL 18-03 To re-appropriate the sum of $36,948.00 from Tinian Local Laws 17-8, 17-10, and 17-11
TLL 18-02 To appropriate Ninety Four Thousand Dollars ($94,000.00) from the local license fees collected from poker machines in the Second Senatorial District
TLL 18-01 To appropriate Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00) from the local license fees collected from poker machines in the Second Senatorial District
Saipan and Islands Senatorial District Local Laws
SLL 18-24 To appropriate $3,672,000.00 from revenues to be collected pursuant to Saipan Local Law 11-2 as amended, anticipated being collected for Fiscal Year 2015
SLL 18-23 To appropriate the additional collections under Saipan Local Law No. 18-07for activities within the Third Senatorial District
SLL 18-22 To appropriate up to $90,000.00 from the Third Senatorial District Developers Infrastructure Tax Fund under Business Unit 3730
SLL 18-21 To re-appropriate the fund balance amount of $5,050.00 under Saipan Local Law No. 17-18 specifically described under Business Unit 3752J for the Dandan Children's Park
SLL 18-20 To amend the Saipan Zoning Law of 2013, 10 CMC § 3511 to include funeral homes as a conditional use in Village Commercial Zoning Districts
SLL 18-19 To appropriate One Million US Dollars ($1,000,000.00) from the Managaha Landing Fees for the Commonwealth Museum, for the payment of land compensation, and, for the Northern Marianas Descent Corporation within the Third Senatorial District
SLL 18-18 To appropriate up to $10,000.00 from the Third Senatorial District Developers Infrastructure Tax Fund
SLL 18-17 To appropriate the associated interest of Two Million Seven Hundred Seventeen Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty Nine US Dollars ($2,717,969.00) in bond funds for capital improvement related projects for the Third Senatorial District
SLL 18-16 To re-appropriate the lapsed funds from Saipan Local Law 18-3, Saipan Local Law 17-14, Saipan Local Law 17-9, Saipan Local Law 16-7, and Saipan Local Law 16-4
SLL 18-15 To amend the Saipan Zoning Law of 2013, 10 CMC § 3511
SLL 18-14 To amend 10 CMC § 3618 to provide fines as an alternative to imprisonment for illegal cockfight activity
SLL 18-13 To amend the Saipan Zoning Law of 2013, 10 CMC § 3511
SLL 18-12 To name the public beach located behind the San Antonio Elementary School in San Antonio, Saipan (Lot Nos. 004 I 26,002 I 43, 002 I 42), to "San Antonio Village Beach Park"
SLL 18-11 To rename the newly merged "Haiguas Lane" and "Niyok Drive" located in the village of Chalan Kanoa to the "Tun Ben Kappon Road" in honor of
SLL 18-10 To rename Hagoi Road "Knight Street" in honor of Mount Carmel School's Sixty-First Anniversary
SLL 18-09 To amend and to re-appropriate the fund balance from Business Unit 33950 (Saipan Local Law 17-09)
SLL 18-08 To rename the Kagman Fire Station #5 to Ernie T. Dele Cruz Fire Station #5
SLL 18-07 To appropriate up to $3,264,000.00 from revenues to be collected pursuant to Saipan Local Law 11-2 as amended anticipated being collected for fiscal year 2014
SLL 18-06 To amend the Saipan Zoning Law of 2013, as enacted by Saipan Local Law 18-4, by repealing parts of the Saipan Zoning Law pertaining to the Adult Business Overlay Zoning District and to delete the designation of the Overlay District on the sheets of the Official Saipan Zoning Map
SLL 18-05 To amend the Saipan Zoning Law of 2013, 10 CMC § 3511
SLL 18-04 To amend the Saipan Zoning Law by repealing Saipan Local Laws 16-6, 17-2, 17-10 and 17-12, and enacting the Saipan Zoning Law of 2013
SLL 18-03 To appropriate $3,183,000.00 from revenues to be collected pursuant to Saipan Local Law 11-2 as amended for fiscal year 2013 to re-appropriate fund balances from Saipan Local Laws 15-11 and 17-16 to amend Saipan Local Law 18-1
SLL 18-02 To amend and to re-appropriate the fund balances from Business Units 3739 (Saipan Local Law 14-14), 3394B (Saipan Local Law 17-6), and 3752B (Saipan Local Law 17 -16)
SLL 18-01 To re-appropriate the fund balance from Saipan Local Law 16-1 section 1(A)