Committee on Government Operations, Veterans Affairs and Consumer Protection
The Committee on Government Operations, Veterans Affairs, and Consumer Protection has scheduled a meeting for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall on St. Thomas. The purpose of the meeting is to receive testimony and consider the following legislative measures:
BLOCK I 10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Bill No. 35-0184 An Act to honor and commend Viggo E. Sewer posthumously for his ultimate contribution to the Virgin Islands and renaming East End Road on Route 10 on the island of St. John, in his honor.
Honorable Derek A. Gabriel, Commissioner, Department of Public Works
Mr. Patrick Farrell, Director, V.I. Veterans Affairs
Mr. Harry Daniel, Commander, American Legion Post 131
Ms. Maria Lett, Resident
BLOCK II 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Bill No. 35-0208 A Resolution honoring and commending Mrs. Bernice Alma Turnbull for her lifetime of service and dedication to the people of the Virgin Islands.
Ms. Joanne E. Bozzuto, Esq., Resident
Mr. Ronald W. Belfon, Esq., Resident
Mr. Ira R. Mills, Resident
Mrs. Sedonie Halbert, Resident
Mr. William I. Frett, Resident
LUNCH 1:00 P.M. – 1:30P.M.
BLOCK III 1:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Bill No. 35-0115 An Act repealing title 24 Virgin Islands Code chapter 17, subchapter II, “Limited Use of Criminal Records in Hiring Practices,” and enacting in its place “The Fair Chance for Employment Act” relative to criminal records checks in the employment application process; and amending title 3 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 25, subchapter I, section 452 requiring the Director of Personnel to develop and implement fair chance hiring policies; and for other related proposes.
Honorable Gary A. Molloy, Commissioner, Department of Labor
Mr. Akeel St. Jean, Chairman, St. Croix Chamber of Commerce Board
Dr. Kendra Roach, Chapter President, Society for Human Resource Management
Ms. Cindy Richardson, Director, Division of Personnel
Mr. John P. Woods, President, St. Croix Chamber of Commerce Board
Ms. Wynnie Testamark, Director, Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections
BLOCK IV 3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
The Committee will receive testimony on the operations of the Virgin Islands Public Service Commission including but not limited to enabling law and jurisdiction, current department challenges, and plan of action to resolve challenges.
Ms. Sandra L. Setorie, Executive Director, Virgin Islands Public Service Commission