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Cockfighting license fees to fund Tinian scholarship program

THE measure that will allow local cockfighting license fees in the Second Senatorial District to fund the Tinian Municipal Scholarship Board is now law.

Gov. Eloy S. Inos signed yesterday House Local Bill 18-50 which is now Tinian Local Law 18-10.

The bill was introduced by Rep. Trenton B. Conner and it mandates that cockfighting license fees be deposited into a special account created by the municipal treasury for the specific use of the Tinian Municipal Scholarship Board and not be subject to any reprogramming.

Section 2 of the bill states that “except for the first year in which this law becomes effective, bids must be submitted on or before 15 days from the expiration of an existing franchise. Each bid shall be sealed and accompanied by a deposit of 20 percent of the total amount of the bid in the form of cash, postal or express money orders, checks or bank drafts payable to the municipal treasury.”

Section 3 states that “payment of the cockfighting license by the successful bidder must be made within 10 days after the opening and award of the franchise by the board. The method of payment shall be the same as that designated for deposits. Provided further that the amounts paid by the successful bidder and collected pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited into a special account created by the Municipal treasury.”

The bill was passed by the Tinian & Aguiguan Legislative Delegation on Aug. 12.