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Senate: Education and Workforce Development
October 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am
The committee will consider the following bills and review updates from the Department of Labor.
9 a.m. to Noon
Bill No. 33-0019 — An Act amending Title 17, chapter 7, section 61a of the Virgin Islands Code regarding the school year. (Proposed by Sen. Janelle K. Sarauw)
Bill. No. 33-0102 – An Act amending Title 17, chapter 15, section 190u of the Virgin Islands Code by including graduates of the Adult Education Center among those eligible to receive scholarship as valedictorian and salutatorian. (Proposed by Sen. Allison L DeGazon)
Bill No. 33-0131 – An Act amending Title 17, chapter 5 of the Virgin Islands Code by inserting a new section 41g, requiring the completion of a minimum of 10 community service hours at a senior center or home for the aged for graduation from a public high school. (Proposed by Sen. Javan E. James Sr.)
The committee will receive updates on the following:
• Dislocated Workers in the territory as a result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria
• The Virgin Islands Unemployment Insurance Programs
• VIDOL audits (programmatic and single)
• Audit of the process to ensure locals are being interviewed and hire