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Senate: Rules and Judiciary
August 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am
The committee will meet to receive testimony and consider the governor’s nominations to lead the following agencies and to consider the following bills:
9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Dr. Brian Bacot, member nominee, Board of Medical Examiners of St. Thomas-St. John
Christopher E. Finch, member nominee, V.I. Government Hospital and Health Facilities Corporation – District of St. Croix
10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Rupert O. Ross, director nominee, Bureau of Information Technology (BIT)
12:15-12:45 p.m.- LUNCH
Bill No. 33-0082 – An Act honoring and commending Robert O’Connor Jr. for his commitment to the people of the Virgin Islands through his service as a senator, his membership on the Port Authority Board and his work as a community leader by naming the new Port Authority maintenance building in his honor. (Proposed by Senators Donna Frett Gregory, Athneil “Bobby’ Thomas and Steven D. Payne Sr.; co-sponsored by Sen. Javan E. James)
Bill No. 3-0020 – A Resolution honoring and commending Tishelle Knight for her accomplishment, service and musical contributions to the Virgin Islands. (Proposed by Senators Janelle K. Sarauw and Athneil “Bobby’ Thomas; co-sponsored by Sen. Steven D. Payne and Myron D. Jackson)
Bill No. 33-0060 – A Resolution posthumously honoring and commending Alvin “Alli” Paul for his contribution to the culture of the Virgin Islands, through the Mocko Jumbie artform. (Proposed by Sen. Janelle K. Sarauw; co-sponsored by Senators Steven D. Payne Sr., Myron D. Jackson and Javan E. James Jr.)
Bill No. 33-0086 – An Act amending Title 19, V.I.C., by inserting a new chapter 52, section 1350, requiring all restaurants and establishments that sell food to post signs that demonstrate appropriate first aid for choking. (Proposed by Sen. Alicia V. Barnes)
Bill No. 33-0011 – An Act amending Title 14, V.I. C., chapter 60, section 1191 relating to strengthening the loitering law and increasing the penalty for loitering. (Proposed by Sen. Novelle E. Francis Jr; co-sponsored by Sen. Stedmann Hodge Jr.)
Bill No. 33-0040 – An Act amending Title 20, Part II, chapter 41, section 466, subsection (b), V.I.C., to require each passenger in the rear seat of a vehicle to wear a safety belt. (Proposed by Sen. Steven D. Payne Sr., co-sponsored by Sen. Stedmann Hodge Jr.)
Bill No. 33-0092 – An Act amending Title 4, chapter 1, V.I.C., by adding a new section 7 to provide for the continuing operation of the Judicial Branch of the Virgin Islands in the event of natural disasters or other emergencies. (Proposed by Sen. Novelle, E. Francis Jr.)
Bill No. 33-0054 – An Act amending Title 11, V.I.C., chapter 23 pertaining to Small Business Development. (Proposed by Sen. Myron D. Jackson)