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Senate: Rules and Judiciary
November 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am
The committee will consider the following:
Noon –1:15 p.m.
Bill No. 33-0055 — An Act amending Title 3 and Title 30, the Virgin Islands Code, pertaining to the Public Services Commission (Sponsored by Janelle K. Sarauw)
1:15 p.m. –2:30 p.m.
Bill No. 33-0108 — An Act amending Title 12, chapter 10, section 402, Virgin Islands Code, by requiring owners of shoreline property to provide the public with suitable access to the shorelines, imposing fines for failure to comply with this requirement, and granting the Department of Planning and Natural Resources enforcement and investigative authority regarding shoreline access (Sponsored by Senator Janelle K. Sarauw, Senator Novelle E. Francis, Jr, Senator Kurt A. Vialet, Senator Myron D. Jackson; co-sponsored by Senator Alicia Barnes, Senator Marvin Blyden, Senator Allison DeGazon)
2:30 p.m. — 3:15 p.m.
Bill No. 33-0435 — An Act amending Act No. 8365, relating to the fiscal year 2021 operating budget for the Government of the Virgin Islands to increase the funding for wage adjustments from $2,623,000; to $9,760,658, to appropriate $18,000,000 to the Single Payer Utility Fund; to reduce the operating expenses for the Department of Finance from “$2,091,757 to $1,591,757; to reduce the budget for the Department of Education from $167,807,284 to “$164,180,173”; to increase the Department of Public Works’ appropriation for the Abandoned Vehicles Programs in St. Croix, and St. Thomas from $25,000 to $75,000; to appropriate an additional $75,000 for a St. John Abandoned Vehicles Program and $400,000 for addition road work; to increase the appropriation for the Nurse Licensure Board from $391,026 to $536,886; to appropriate of $305,312” as a contribution to the Taxi License Fund; to appropriate $2,000,000 as a contribution to the V. I. Housing Finance Authority; amending Act No. 8366 relating to the 2021 fiscal year operating budget for the University of the Virgin Islands to provide for a direct appropriation to the University and to add an appropriation of $180,000 for preparing an agriculture plan; and amending Act No. 8245 relating to fiscal year 2020 operating budget for the Government of the Virgin Islands to make the $10,000,000 appropriation for Retroactive Payment to Retirees Over 65 non-lapsing; and provided for other related purposes (Sponsored by Senator Kurt A. Vialet)
Bill No 33-0436 — An Act appropriating $1,665,637 from the St. Croix Capital Improvement Fund to the Virgin Islands Port Authority for the completion of the “Henry E. Rohlsen Improvement and Expansion Project” (Sponsored by Senator Kurt A. Vialet, Senator Donna Frett-Gregory, Senator Myron D. Jackson; co-sponsored by Senator Javan E. James Sr.)
3:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Bill No. 33-0360 — An Act amending Title 17, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 5, adding a section 41g,
implementing and setting the requirements for online learning (Sponsored by Senator Donna FrettGregory)
Bill 33-0312 — A Resolution honoring and commending Janet Valencia Prince-Soto for her contributions to the St. Croix community through her years of educating and mentoring others in the field of cosmetology and her entrepreneurship in the same field (Sponsored by Senator Stedman Hodge Jr.)
Bill No. 33-0430 — A Resolution posthumously honoring and commending the late Reverend Vincent Hoover Adams Gordon Sr., D.D. for his outstanding contributions to the Virgin Islands community (Sponsored by Senator Kurt A. Vialet)
Bill No 33-0345 — An Act honoring and commending Judy M. Gomez Esq., for her contributions to the Virgin Islands community, especially the children of the Virgin Islands (Sponsored by Dwayne M. DeGraff)
Bill No 33-0352 — A Resolution honoring and commending Charles Lambert Alvarez Christian for his dedication and accomplishments in the field of martial arts and the Virgin Islands community (Sponsored by Senator Oakland Benta)
Bill No 33-0426 — A Resolution recognizing the 100th year anniversary of the Senepol Cattle (Sponsored by Senator Myron D. Jackson)
Bill No 33-0427 — A Bill recognizing and honoring the late Mrs. Dorothy Lockhart-Elskoe for her vast contributions to the preservation of the arts and culture of the Virgin Islands by renaming Raphune Hill the “Dorothy “Dotsy” Lockhart-Elskoe Drive” (Sponsored by Senator Myron D. Jackson, Senator Steven D. Payne Sr.)