This Week’s Senate Calendar: November 8 – 12

Legislature Building on St. Thomas.
Legislature Building on St. Thomas. (file photo)

34th Legislature of the Virgin Islands

Senate Calendar

Monday, November 8, 2021

10 a.m.

Committee in Rules and Judiciary

Earle B. Ottley Legislature Hall, St. Thomas


The committee has scheduled a meeting to receive testimony and consider bills.


Bill No. 34-0072 – An Act amending Title 23, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 5, providing for the declaration of firearm components upon their entry into the Virgin Islands and other related purposes. (Sponsored by Sen. Dwayne M. DeGraff)

Bill 34-0072 – An Act amending Title 3, V.I.C., chapter 25, sections 530(g) and chapter 27, section 705(g), changing the mandatory retirement age of police officers, firefighters and correction officers from 55 to 65. (Sponsored by Sen. Dwayne M. DeGraff ad Sem. Novelle E. Francis Jr.)


Bill No. 34-0047 — An Act requiring the Department of Agriculture and the University of the Virgin Islands to create a plan to develop a community seed banking program to store and preserve seeds for preservation against climate change, natural disasters and other situations that could lead to total annihilation of crops, plants and other fauna and flora. (Sponsored by: Senators Samuel Carrión and Franklin D. Johnson; co-sponsored by Sen. Milton E. Potter)

Bill No. 34-089? — An Act appropriating $920,000 to the Virgin Islands Port Authority for the construction of an aesthetically pleasing Cruz Bay fish market and to modify the existing concrete boat ramp and bulkhead at the Little Cruz Bay Dock, Cruz Bay Quarter; and appropriating $580,000 to the Department of Public Works for the construction of a boat dock and slipway at Enighed Pond on the island of St. John. (Sponsored by: Senators Steven D. Payne Sr., Janelle K. Sarauw, Dwayne M. DeGraff, Alma Francis Heyliger and Kenneth L. Gittens; co-sponsor by Sen. Javan E. James Sr.)

Bill No. 34-08?1– An Act amending Title 27, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 17, relating to barbering and cosmetology services to reflect the barbering and cosmetology services that are being currently offered and to rename the chapter and the board to reflect the changes. (Sponsored by: Sen. Novelle E. Francis Jr.)


Bill No. 34-0097-An Act repealing and reenacting Title 17, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 11, section 130, relating to authority to discipline pupils in schools; and repealing Title 17 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 9, subchapter I, section 87, relating to punishment of pupils by school officials (Sponsored by: Senators Janelle K. Sarauw and Genevieve R. Whitaker)


Bill No. 34-0062 — An Act amending Title 3, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 5, section 65a relating to filling vacancies on boards and commissions by adding subsection (g) to require memberships on boards and commissions to be gender balanced (Sponsored by: Senator Genevieve R. Whitaker)

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

No meetings will be held today.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

9 a.m.

Committee on Housing, Transportation and Telecommunications

Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix


The committee has scheduled a meeting to consider the following:

Bill No. 34-0069 — An Act amending the Virgin Islands Code, Title 3, chapter 9, section 134a relating to the Department of Public Works, Division of Capital Improvements by adding subsection (c) to define capital improvement project” and amending Title 31, chapter 1, relating to the functions of the Commissioner of Public Works by adding a new subsections (b) and (c) to direct the Commissioner of Public Works to maintain a master contract for providing governmental entities with architectural and engineering services for construction, expansion, renovation, major maintenance, rehabilitation or replacement projects that cost less than $500,000 over the life of the project (Sponsored by: Sen. Donna A. Frett-Gregory)

Bill No. 34-0087 — An Act providing for a Complete Streets Policy and creating a Complete Streets Task Force within the Department of Public Works to aid in the development and implementation of strategies to increase the usability of all streets for all modes of travel for citizens of all ages and abilities in the Virgin Islands. (Sponsored by: Sen. Steven D. Payne Sr.; co-sponsored by: Sen. Genevieve R. Whitaker)

Bill No. 34-0029 — An Act amending Title 29, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 16, subchapter II, section 945(a)(1) relating to the Virgin Islands Affordable Housing Program to provide for a set-aside of affordable housing for first responders (Sponsored by: Sen. Dwayne M. DeGraff)

There will be an update from the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority on the status of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Thursday, November 11, 2021


Friday, November 12, 2021

No meetings will be held today.