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Senate: Rules and Judiciary
June 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am
The committee has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bills:
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Bill No. 33-0054 — An Act amending Title 11, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 23, pertaining to Small Business Development (sponsored by Senator Myron D. Jackson, Senator Alicia Barnes; co-sponsored by Senator Stedmann Hodge Jr.)
10:30 a.m. to noon
Bill No. 33-0126 — An Act amending Title 3, chapter 1 of the Virgin Islands Code by adding a new section 27i establishing the Virgin Islands Office of Gun Violence Prevention under the Office of the Governor
(sponsored by Senator Myron D. Jackson, Senator Alicia Barnes)
Bill No. 33-0106 — An Act amending Title 6, V.I.C., by adding a new chapter 11 prohibiting various uses of unmanned aircrafts, also known as drones
(sponsored by Senator Dwayne DeGraff, Senator Steven Payne)
Noon to 1 p.m.
1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Bill No. 33-0105 — An Act amending specific sections of Title 12, chapter 21, Virgin Islands Coastal Zone Management by: (1) updating the chapter to reflect the current name of the department, (2) increasing the term and per diem of members of the Coastal Zone Management Commission, (3) modifying some of the standards for the issuance of coastal zone permits, (4) modifying some of the requirements for the issuance of permits for the development or occupancy of trust lands or other submerged or filled lands, and (5) decreasing the time-period for filing an appeal with the Board of Land Use Appeals and decreasing the time-period within which the Board of Land Use Appeals must hold a public hearing on an appeal
(sponsored by Senator Alicia Barnes, Senator Marvin Blyden, Senator Steven Payne; co-sponsored by Senator Javan James Sr.)
Bill No. 33-0250 — An Act amending Title 3, chapter 9, section 134a, subsection (b) of the V.I.C., relating to the duties of the Department of Public Works’ Division of Capital Improvement in administering and coordinating capital improvement projects, to require that a front-end engineering and design is completed for each capital improvement project of the various departments and agencies of the Government of the Virgin Islands before the procurement of engineering and construction services
(sponsored by Senator Alicia Barnes, Senator Marvin Blyden; co-sponsored by Senator Allison DeGazon, Senator Donna Frett-Gregory)
Bill No. 33-0217 — An Act authorizing the Department of Property and Procurement in conjunction with other agencies to refurbish the building located at No. 1 Norre Gade on the island of St. Thomas and convert it into public restrooms to be used by the public, including tourists.
(sponsored by Senator Stedmann Hodge Jr., Senator Myron D. Jackson, Senator Marvin Blyden)
2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bill No. 33-0245 — An Act honoring and commending Pastor Hector González for his 56-plus years of ministry and his outstanding service and dedication to the people of St. Croix, and naming a road in his honor
(sponsored by Senator Alicia Barnes, Senator Oakland Benta)