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Youth Congress passes measure prohibiting businesses from selling to minors after curfew hours

THE Youth Congress, during a session last week, passed a measure to prohibit business establishments from selling any items to minors after curfew hours.

Youth Congress Bill 16-1 was introduced by Youth Speaker Kayjon Boadi who noted that despite the law that established curfew hours for minors, some continue to violate it.

Kayjon Boadi

Boadi said in order to discourage these minors and to keep them safe, business establishment must not sell any items to the minors after the senatorial district’s curfew hours.

The curfew hours for Rota run between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.; on Tinian, 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.; and on Saipan, 10 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The bill states that any business establishment found to be in violation of the measure will be fined $100 for the first offense, $500 for the second offense, and $1,000 for the third offense.

Bills passed by the Youth Congress are submitted to the governor and Legislature for their consideration.

The Youth Congress also adopted Youth Congress Resolution 16-2 which urges the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. to reopen the dental clinic in the Rota Health Center so it can provide dental care to the people of Rota.

The resolution was introduced by Youth Sen. Asiana Manglona.

The resolution states that the absence of dental care services in Rota has forced residents to seek such services outside Rota, adding financial burdens on the people.

The resolution adds that the construction of the Rota Health Center included a space for a dental clini,c but it has been unused and unmaintained over the years.

Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/97264-youth-congress-passes-measure-prohibiting-businesses-from-selling-to-minors-after-curfew-hours

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