Thursday, July 19, 2018

Puerto Rico governor convenes 2nd special legislative session

By on July 12, 2018

SAN JUAN – Before going on vacation, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló signed an executive order Wednesday convening a second special legislative session to include the appointments of attorney Lersy G. Boria Vizcarrondo as women’s advocate and Ottmar Chávez Piñero as General Services administrator.

According to the executive order, during the special session, the appointments of Isaías Sánchez Báez as Attorney General of Puerto Rico, Dr. Zulma Méndez Ferrer as an associate member of the Parole Board and Alberto Flores Bermúdez as “assistant prosecutor II” at the Department of Justice will also be addressed.

According to a press release from his office, La Fortaleza, Rosselló will be on a trip with his family until Sunday. While the governor is abroad, Secretary of State Luis Rivera Marín will serve as interim governor.

Rosselló, La Fortaleza announced, will then head to Washington, D.C. on Monday and hold meetings, “to advance the agenda of Puerto Rico,” that will be specified “once they occur.”

On Tuesday, the governor will be in San Antonio, Texas, where he will be a guest speaker at the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Rosselló returns to the island Tuesday.

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