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Senate: Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy
January 17 @ 12:00 pm
The committee has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bills:
Bill No. 33-0103 – An Act amending the following provisions of the Virgin Islands Code: (1) Title 3, chapter 25, subchapter VI, by adding a new section 583d providing for maternity, paternity and adoption leave for government employees; (2) Title 19, part I, chapter 7, by adding new sections 154, 155 and 156 providing for learning evaluation of children postpartum care and minimum standards of health care for incarcerated women and men; (3) Title 19, part IV, chapter 37, subchapter II section 831 (a) by establishing a new procedure for obtaining an initial birth certificate; (4) Title 17, chapter 11, section 130 and Title 17, chapter 9, subchapter I, section 87, by prohibiting the use of corporal punishment; and (5) Title 17, chapter 9, subchapter I, by adding a new section 86a providing for paid time off from work so that parents may visit their children’s schools and providing that certain healthcare facilities hire discharge planners not later than January 2020 (Proposed by Senator Janelle K. Sarauw)
Bill No. 33-0197 – An Act amending Title 33, subtitle I, part II, chapter 20, section 681 of the Virgin Islands Code, by authorizing the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue to create any and all forms necessary for the collection and filing of taxes (Proposed by Senator Janelle K. Sarauw)
Bill No. 33-0224 – An Act amending Title 14, chapter 23, section 474 (f) of the Virgin Islands Code by increasing the fines for selling or serving alcoholic beverages to minors (Proposed by Senator Javan E. James Sr.)