The first 6 RPPLs of the 9th Republic Government in summary

Tia Belau Editorial, June 9, 2013 —-

RPPL No. 9-1: To amend 30 PNC §125 to increase the minimum wage in the Republic of Palau, to modify the exemption to the minimum wage law, and for other related purposes.

  • On October 1, 2013, every employer in the Republic shall pay a minimum wage of $2.75 per hour. On October 1 of each subsequent year, the minimum wage shall increase by $0.25 per hour until it reaches $3.50 per hour.  Except as provided in subsection (b) of this Section, all employers shall pay the minimum wage to their employees, including employers in the hotel, tourist, restaurant, or other industries whose employees may customarily and regularly receive tips for direct personal customer service.

RPPL No. 9-2:  To repeal  Section 3, subsection C of RPPL No. 8-10 and amend Section 2040 of Title 33 of the Palau National Code to eliminate civil service mandatory retirement after thirty years of total service, and for other related purposes.

  • Mandatory retirement age: All employees who are 60 years of age or older shall retire, except for those in employment positions exempted by the Board or those individuals who receive specific exemptions from the Board. All justices of the Supreme Court and judges of the National Court are exempt from mandatory retirement at the age of 60. All employees under the age of 60 and with thirty years of service may retire no later than December 31, 2013 and receive full pension benefits to which they are entitled. After December 31, 2013, no employee shall be entitled to pension benefits until reaching the age of 60.
  • Amend Section 2012 of Title 33 of the Palau National Code limit the amount of benefits to $30,000.00 per year.
  • 40 PNC is hereby amended to include a new subsection 1408 as follows: Remittance and money transfer tax…excise tax of 4 percent is hereby levied which shall be assessed and collected monthly against each noncitizen person remitting or transferring money out of the Republic of Palau.

RPPL No. 9-3: Amends Title 13 of the Palau National Code to allow for dual citizenship in conformance with the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution of the Republic of Palau.  “A citizen of Palau, who is also a citizen of another nation, shall be entitled to retain his Palauan citizenship and such dual citizenship unless or until citizenship of either country is renounced or otherwise lost.”

RPPL No. 9-4 (The Utilities Consolidation Act): Merge the water and sewer utilities of the Republic under the umbrella of the Palau Public Utilities Corporation, and for other related purposes.

  • Government Corporation Merger. The government owned corporation known as the Palau Water and Sewer Corporation, which was created by RPPL No. 8-31, is to be merged into the government owned public corporation known as the Palau Public Utilities Corporation, which was created by RPPL No. 4-13. The merger set forth in this section shall take place in accordance with this Act.

RPPL No. 9-5 (The Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Act):  A budget law for the Fiscal Year 2013 through the authorization and appropriation of the sum of $65,050,600 from the National Treasury for the annual general operations, special revenue, and debt service budget of the Republic of Palau for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other related pruposes.

RPPL No. 9-6: Amend and repeal sections of Chapter 10 of Title 11 of the Palau National Code, as amended by RPPL No. 8-27; to amend the enw chapter in the Title 11 of the Palau National Code that was created by RPPL No. 8-27 to be entitled “§Tobacco Control Act”; and, for other related purposes.

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One Comment to “The first 6 RPPLs of the 9th Republic Government in summary”

  1. Thank you or the post. They are very useful information.

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