Second Commission on Self-Determination
In January 1984, the Guam Legislature passed a law establishing the second Commission on Self-Determination. This Commission was to produce a document to be submitted to Washington, DC. A vote on the Commonwealth Act draft would be held before it was submitted to Congress. The Commission produced a draft and submitted it to Congress in 1985. Only 39% of Guåhan voters participated and the Commission decided to rewrite some of the articles that had been rejected. A special election was held in November with a 57% voter turnout. The document was approved in its entirety and the Commission submitted the draft Commonwealth Act to Congress in February 1988.