13 Mar 2008

American Samoa quick in approving two bills

7:02 pm on 13 March 2008

Without calling any public hearings, American Samoa's Senate has voted to approve two bills, which were only introduced on Wednesday.

One abolishes the American Samoa Power Authority replacing it with a new department to be called the American Samoa Utility Department.

The other bill establishes an Economic Development Fund of one million US dollars for the Development Bank of American Samoa.

Both bills had been assigned to the Economic Development Committee chaired by Senator Alo Stevenson.