June 27, 2019


A. Call to Order

Chairman Juan Sablan called the meeting to order at 10:07 am on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Conference Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Commission's main office at the Springs Plaza in Gualo Rai, Saipan.

B. Roll Call

Commissioners present at the meeting were: Juan M. Sablan (Chairman), Joseph C. Reyes (Vice Chairman), Ramon M. Dela Cruz (Secretary), Alvaro A. Santos (Treasurer) and Diego M. Songao (Public Affairs/Media Relations).

C. Adoption of Agenda

The Chairman suggested that item F. Approval and adoption of Commission's permanent Personnel Regulations. Sub-Chapter 175-10.3 (Personnel Regulations) which was listed under New Business be moved up on the agenda immediately after Public Comment. He explained that this is to allow time for the Commission to meet the Commonwealth Register's deadline for submission in order for the newly adopted regulations to be published on the June 28, 2019 edition of the Commonwealth Register.

Vice Chairman Reyes made a motion to adopt the agenda as amended, seconded by Commissioner Songao. The motion was put to a vote and unanimously approved.

D. Adoption of Minutes: May 23, 2019

Commissioner Dela Cruz made a motion to adopt the minutes of the May 23, 2019 meeting, seconded by Vice Chairman Reyes. The motion was put to a vote and unanimously approved.

Vice Chairman Reyes shared that there are several matters mentioned in the minutes that he hoped the Executive Director's would touch on in his report and update the Commissioners.


A. Report by the Chairman

Chairman Sablan thanked Vice Chairman Reyes for assuming his duties the past few weeks while he was off-island.

The Chairman shared that he spoke briefly with Representative Jonathan Blas Attao regarding House Bill 21-11, and Rep. Attao informed him that they will entertain the bill along with a few other gaming bills after settling the issues with the government's budget. The Chairman hopes to hear an update on the bill within a week's time.