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Puerto Rico Lawmakers Likely to Consider Bill in Special Session

  • Legislative session is scheduled to end Tuesday in San Juan
  • Governor can request special session to work on bills

Puerto Rico lawmakers will likely consider a bill to aid in the restructuring of the island’s main electric utility in a special legislative session, the chairman of the commonwealth’s Senate finance committee said during a radio interview.

Tuesday is the final day of the current legislative meeting. Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, who is seeking support for the bill as part of an agreement with some bondholders to restructure the agency’s $8.2 billion in debt, can call lawmakers back if they fail to approve the measure. Senator Jose Nadal Power, chair of the finance committee, made the comments in an interview on WKAQ radio in San Juan.