Committee on Government Operations & Consumer Protection


The Committee on Government Operations & Consumer Protection has scheduled a meeting to receive testimony and consider the following bills.

Block I 9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Bill No. 34-0034 – An Act amending title 1, Virgin Islands Code by adding Chapter 3A enacting the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act to provide for the management of electronic legal information in a manner that guarantees the trustworthiness of and continuing access to important government legal material

Sponsored by Senator Carla J. Joseph

Invited Testifiers:

Tom Bolt, Esq., Chairman, U.S. Virgin Islands Uniform Law Commission

Libby Snyder, Esq., Legislative Counsel, Uniform Law Commission

Troy de Chabert-Schuster, State Director AARP of the Virgin Islands

Leslie Street, Director, Wolf Law Library

Block II    10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Bill No. 34-0048-  An Act amending title 30 Virgin Islands Code, section 125 relating to reading of electric power service meters to limit the amount charged in electric power
bills based on estimated consumption

Sponsored by Senator Steven D. Payne, Sr.

Invited Testifiers:

Noel Hodge, Interim Executive Director/CEO, Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority

Donald G. Cole, Director, Public Services Commission

Lunch      12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Block III   1:00 PM-2:00 PM

The committee will receive testimony on the V.I. Department of Property & Procurement’s Operations to include but not limited to the enabling law, jurisdiction and status of contracts
awarded and under review

Invited Testifier:

Honorable Anthony Thomas, Commissioner, Virgin Islands Department of Property & Procurement

Block IV   2:00 PM-3:00 PM

The committee will also receive testimony from Department of Planning & Natural Resources on the operations to include, but not limited to, the expenditure of funds, statistical data on
permits granted and enforcement citations, as well as fess collected for FY 2021

Invited Testifier:

Honorable Jean-Pierre L. Oriol, Commissioner, Virgin Islands Department of Planning & Natural Resources

Block V   3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Finally, the committee will receive testimony from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles operation to include, but limited to the enabling law and jurisdiction, online processing of vehicle
registration as well as driver’s licenses, and quality of services and performance measures to enhance customers’ experience

Invited Testifier:

Barbara McIntosh, Director, Virgin Islands Bureau of Motor Vehicles


Jun 14 2021


9:00 am


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


Senator Carla J. Joseph
(340) 774-0880
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