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Senate: Rules and Judiciary
November 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am
The committee has scheduled a meeting to consider the following nominations and bills:
9 – 10:15 a.m.
Danson Nganga Dr. Vernique Caswell, nominee, Virgin Islands Board of Pharmacy, District of St. Thomas
Laura M. Forbes, nominee, Virgin Islands Board of Pharmacy, District of St. Croix
10:15– 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Ramona J. Moss, Ph.D., NCSP, nominee, Virgin Islands Board of Psychology Examiners, District of St. Thomas
Dr. Nicolette Cutright, Ph.D., nominee, Virgin Islands Board of Psychology Examiners, District of St. Thomas
Curtis E. Callendar, MS, LMHC, NCC Substance Abuse Counselor, nominee, Virgin Islands Board of Licensed Counselors and Examiners, District of St. Thomas
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Dr. Lisa E. Adams-Mahepath, O.D., nominee, Virgin Islands Board of Optometric Examiners, District of St. Croix
LUNCH 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Dr. Laura Palminteri, VMD, nominee, Virgin Islands Board of Examiners for Practice of Veterinary Medicine, District of St. John
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Jawanza Wallace-Hilaire, nominee, Virgin Islands Coastal Zone Management Commission, District of St. Thomas
3:45 – 5 p.m.
Bill No. 33-0136 — A Resolution honoring and commending Valrica Miranda Maria Bryson for her contributions to the Virgin Islands school system, her mentorship of Virgin Islands youth, and her many years as a music educator (Sponsored by Sen. Javan James, Sen. Steven D. Payne)
Bill No. 33-0152 — An Act amending Title 28, chapter 12, sections 251 and 254 of the Virgin Islands Code, relating to construction liens by exempting government-owned property and property of homeowners under government-administered home repair and construction programs from construction liens, and providing protections to certain homesteaders, and for other related purposes. (Sponsored by Sen. Marvin A. Blyden)
Bill No. 33-0207 — An Act amending Title 17, chapter 11, section 121 of the Virgin Islands Code, by requiring persons teaching children in kindergarten through third grade to have specific early childhood education requirements outlined by the Board of Education, thereby ensuring that primary grade students are receiving a quality education; requiring the Board of Education to promulgate rules and regulations to support the criteria for the minimum requirements; and providing funding for early childhood educators to obtain the minimum requirements (Sponsored by Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory; co-sponsored by Sen. Stedmann Hodge Jr. and Sen. Allison DeGazon)