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LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AT MEETING IN D.C.

Feb. 5, 2002 – Lt. Gov. Gerard Luz James II is in Washington, D.C., this week to attend the 2002 State-Federal Meeting of the National Conference of Lieutenant Governors, which will take place Wednesday through Saturday.
He is bound to be somewhat the center of attention outside of conference deliberations, as he will be the official host of the group's next gathering — the 2002 Annual Meeting, set to take place on St. Croix on June 25-30.
According to a release from the Lieutenant Governor's Office, the June conference is expected to attract lieutenant governors and representatives from 35 states and three territories.
The state and territorial officials attenting this week's meeting will hear from Office of Homeland Security and Bureau of Diplomatic Security officials and will address topics including terrorism and prescription drug coverage and costs.
The release stated that while James is in the nation's capital, he also will meet with Roderic Woodson, an attorney who served as hearing examiner at the show-cause hearing James convened on Jan. 30. The hearing was for insurance industry representatives to show cause why James's recent moratorium order issued in his capacity as commissioner of insurance on cancellation or non-renewal of insurance polices shouldn't stand.
James said he will discuss with Woodson what was learned at that hearing and what additional information is needed. A second hearing is scheduled for Feb. 21.

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