Committee on Rules and Judiciary
The Committee on Rules and Judiciary has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bills.
Ã‚Â Block I
Bill No. 34-0047–An Act requiring the Department of Agriculture and the University of the Virgin Islands to create a plan to develop a community seed banking program to store and preserveÃ‚Â seeds for preservation against climate change, natural disasters and other situations that could lead to total annihilation of crops, plants and other fauna and flora
Sponsored by: Senators Samuel CarriÃƒÂ³n, Marvin Blyden and Franklin D. Johnson
Co-Sponsored by: Senator Milton E. Potter
Bill No. 34-0099- An Act amending title 3 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 25, sections 530 (g) and chapter 27, section 705(c), changing the mandatory retirement age of police officers, firefightersÃ‚Â and correction officers from 55 to 65
Sponsored by: Senator Dwayne M. DeGraff and Novelle Francis, Jr.
Bill No. 34-0089–An Act appropriating $920,000 to the Virgin Islands Port Authority for the construction of an aesthetically pleasing Cruz Bay fish market and to modify the existing concrete boat ramp and bulkhead at the Little Cruz Bay Dock, Cruz Bay Quarter; and appropriating $580,000 to the Department of Public Works for the construction of a boat dock and slipway at Enighed Pond on the island of St. John
Ã‚Â Sponsored by: Senators Steven D. Payne, Sr., Janelle K. Sarauw, Dwayne M. DeGraff, AlmaÃ‚Â Francis Heyliger and Kenneth L. Gittens
Co-sponsored by: Senator Javan E. James, Sr.
Ã‚Â Block II
Ã‚Â Bill No. 34-0097–An Act repealing and reenacting title 17 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 11, section 130, relating to authority to discipline pupils in schools; and repealing title 17 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 9, subchapter I, section 87, relating to punishment of pupils by school officials
Ã‚Â Sponsored by: Senators Janelle K. Sarauw and Genevieve R. Whitaker
Ã‚Â Invited Testifier:
Ã‚Â Kyza A. Callwood, MPA – Chairman, Virgin Islands Board of Education
Ã‚Â Block III
Ã‚Â Bill No. 34-0062–An Act amending title 3 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 5, section 65a relating to filling vacancies on boards and commissions by adding subsection (g) to require memberships onÃ‚Â Boards and commissions to be gender balanced
Ã‚Â Sponsored by: Senator Genevieve R. Whitaker
Ã‚Â Invited Testifier:
Ã‚Â Abbelle Bakr – President, New Horizon WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Democratic Club
Ã‚Â Block IV
Ã‚Â Bill No. 34-0081- An Act amending title 27 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 17 relating to barbering and cosmetology services to reflect the barbering and cosmetology services that are beingÃ‚Â currently offered and to rename the chapter and the Board to reflect the changes
Sponsored by: Senator Novelle E. Francis, Jr.
Ã‚Â Block V
Ã‚Â Bill No. 34-0072–An Act amending title 23 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 5, providing for the declaration of firearm components upon their entry into the Virgin Islands, and other related purposes
Ã‚Â Sponsored by: Senator Dwayne M. DeGraff