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Committee on Government Operations and Consumer Protection

The Committee on Government Operations and Consumer Protection has scheduled a meeting to receive testimony on the operations of the Department of Tourism, Division of Festivals and consider the following bills:

BLOCK I                                                                                                                 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

Bill No. 34-0232  An act amending title 20 of the Virgin Islands Code, chapter 3, section 42 relating to   the Governor’s initial report to the Legislature on a long-range program for the construction and improvement of roads and highways throughout the Virgin Islands; to change the time and frequency for the Governor to submit the report to the Legislature and to establish procedures and minimum standards for paving and constructing roads in the Virgin Islands and for other related purposes


Invited Testifiers

The Honorable Derek Gabriel, Commissioner, Department of Public Works

Daniel Schierloh, President, Virgin Islands Paving, Inc.

Jeffrey Fleming Jr., Project Manager, Island Roads Corporation

Shawn Baptiste, President, Marco, St. Croix

Ronald Russell, Chairman, Our Town Frederiksted Inc.

BLOCK II                                                                                                             10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.


Bill No. 34-0237  An Act amending title 29 Virgin Islands Code chapter 9, section 502 relating to the regulation of billboards to allow for advertising devices within 10 feet from the edge of a highway and changeable electronic variable message signs, digital billboards, and smartboards along the highways subject to the requirements in 29 V.I.C. § 505   and 23 U.S.C. § 131

Invited Testifiers

The Honorable Derek Gabriel, Commissioner, Virgin Islands Department of Public Works

The Honorable Ray Martinez, Commissioner, Virgin Islands Police Department

John Guiterrez, Graphic Designer, Audiohaus Studio

Ulric Jarvis, Owner, Audiohaus Studio

Lennard Finley, Owner, Smart Signs

Jose Rosairo, Owner, Rock Vision

LUNCH                                                                                                                   12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.

BLOCK III                                                                                                                1:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

The Committee will receive testimony on the Division of Festivals operations to include but not limited to enabling law and jurisdiction, current agency challenges and plan of action to resolve challenges.

Invited Testifier:

The Honorable Joseph B. Boschulte, Commissioner, Virgin Islands Department of Tourism


Aug 08 2022


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall
Charlotte Amalie
Senator Carla J. Joseph


Senator Carla J. Joseph
(340) 774-0880
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