Committee on Rules and Judiciary

The Committee on Rules and Judiciary has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bills.

 Block I

Bill No. 34-0047An 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 preserve  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 Carrión, 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, firefighters  and correction officers from 55 to 65

Sponsored by: Senator Dwayne M. DeGraff and Novelle Francis, Jr.

Bill No. 34-0089An 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

 Sponsored by: Senators Steven D. Payne, Sr., Janelle K. Sarauw, Dwayne M. DeGraff, Alma Francis Heyliger and Kenneth L. Gittens
by: Senator Javan E. James, Sr.

 Block II

 Bill No. 34-0097An 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

 Sponsored by: Senators Janelle K. Sarauw and Genevieve R. Whitaker

 Invited Testifier:

 Kyza A. Callwood, MPA – Chairman, Virgin Islands Board of Education

 Block III

 Bill No. 34-0062An 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 on  Boards and commissions to be gender balanced

 Sponsored by: Senator Genevieve R. Whitaker

 Invited Testifier:

 Abbelle Bakr – President, New Horizon Women’s Democratic Club

 Block IV

 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 being  currently offered and to rename the chapter and the Board to reflect the changes

Sponsored by: Senator Novelle E. Francis, Jr.

 Block V

 Bill No. 34-0072An 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

 Sponsored by: Senator Dwayne M. DeGraff


Nov 15 2021


9:30 am


Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room
St. Croix
Senator Milton E. Potter


Senator Milton E. Potter
(340) 774-0880
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