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Senate: Rules and Judiciary
July 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am
The committee has scheduled a meeting to receive testimony on the following nominees and consider the following bills:
BLOCK I: 9 – 10:15 a.m.
Lionel S. Jacobs, nominee for Virgin Islands Port Authority, St. Croix District
BLOCK II: 10:15-11:30 a.m.
Reginald O. Vigilant, nominee for University of the Virgin Islands Broad of Trustees, District of St. Croix
Ian Tomlinson, nominee, University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park Board of Directors
Jeffrey Webster, nominee, University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park Board of Directors
BLOCK III: 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Denise T. Jeremiah, MBS, CPA, nominee, Virgin Islands Board of Public Accountancy, District of St. Thomas
Yolanda Samuel-Deterville, nominee, Virgin Islands Board of Public Accountancy, District of St. Croix
LUNCH: 12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
BLOCK IV: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Bill No. 33-0299 – An Act amending Title 29 of the Virgin Islands Code, chapter 19, section 107, relating to the powers of the Enterprise Zone Commission, to expand its authority; amending section 116 to designate the South Shore of St. Croix as an Enterprise Zone; and adding subchapter 11A to govern the Virgin Islands South Shore Enterprise Zone (Proposed by Senators Novelle E. Francis Jr. and Senator Janelle K. Sarauw)
BLOCK V: 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Bill No. 33-0210 – An Act amending Title 30, chapter 5, subchapter II, sections 103 and 104 of the Virgin Islands Code, by establishing minimum criteria for the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Governing Board and changing the number of its members (Proposed by Senator Alicia V. Barnes and Senator Kenneth L. Gittens; co-sponsored by Senator Stedmann Hodge Jr., Senator Marvin A. Blyden and Senator Allison L. DeGazon)
BLOCK VI: 3:45- 5 p.m.
Bill No. 33-0267 – An Act to amend Title 17, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 23, subchapter I, section 262, relating to powers of the Virgin Islands Board of Career and Technical Education to strengthen and expand the alternative pathways to career readiness currently available for students in the public high schools of the Virgin Islands and to build on the career and technical (vocational) education program that allows high school students to gain exposure in their desired vocational career field, obtain national qualifications, and to incentivize qualified local business territory-wide to participate (Proposed by Senator Donna Frett Gregory; co-sponsored by Senator Allison L. DeGazon)
Bill No. 33-0223 — An Act amending Title 24, chapter 19, section 616(a)(2) of the Virgin Islands Code, by requiring that the Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Labor approve any proposed Youth Transitional Employment Program within three months after receipt of the application,(Sponsored by Senator Steven Payne, Senator Oakland Benta)