Committee on Rules and Judiciary
The Committee on Rules and Judiciary has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, September 28, 2023, at 9:30 AM in the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix, Virgin Islands to consider Nominations and Bills.
9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Sandra L. Setorie, Executive Director Appointee, Virgin Islands Public Service Commission
Laura Nichols-Samms, Board Member Nominee, Virgin Islands Public Service Commission – St. John District
BLOCK II 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Bill No. 35-0014 An Act posthumously honoring and commending Wayne “Facts Man” Adams for articulating and bringing events of historic significance to the people of the Virgin Islands, by naming the bridge at the Nadir intersection on the island of St. Thomas the “Wayne ‘Facts Man’ Adams Bridge.
Bill No. 35-0074 An Act honoring and commending former Senator Almando “Rocky” Liburd for his lifetime of service to the people of the Virgin Islands especially St. John and renaming the North Shore Road on St. John “The Almando “Rocky” Liburd Highway.”
12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Bill No. 35-0067 An Act approving and the Lease Agreement between the Government of the Virgin Islands, acting through its Commissioner of the Department of Property and Procurement, and Inter Island Auto Group, LLC d/b/a VIP Quick Lube for Improved Parcel No. 70 Submarine Base, No. 6A Southside Quarter, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, to be used as a new and used car dealership, repair shop, importer of goods, retail shops, store, and for other related purposes
Bill No. 35-0104 An Act approving the Lease Agreement between the Government of the Virgin Islands, acting through the Commissioner of the Department of Property and Procurement, and Roncan, Inc. d/b/a Sandcastle on the Beach to lease Plot No. 128-B Two Brothers, Smithfield, and Hesselberg, West End Quarter and Plot No. 129 Two Brothers, Smithfield, and Hesselberg, West End Quarter, St. Croix, Virgin Islands.
1:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Bill No. 35-0032 An Act repealing and reenacting title 18 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 1, section 2, relating to government employees’ eligibility for elected office, to allow government employees to run for political office while actively employed, unless specifically prohibited by federal or other laws.
Caroline Fawkes, Supervisor of Elections,Virgin Islands Election System
Cindy Richardson, Director, Division of Personnel
Joss Springette, Esq., Chief Negotiator, Office of Collective Bargaining
Stedmann Hodge, Jr., Democratic State Chairman
3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Bill No. 35-0121 An Act amending Virgin Islands Code, title 4, chapter 29, section 482 and title 5, subtitle I, part V, chapter 61, section 660 increasing jury and witness fees and allowances, respectively.
Dwyer Arce, Esq., President, Virgin Islands Bar Association
Regina Petersen, Administrator, Judiciary of the Virgin Islands
Julie Smith Todman, Interim Chief Public Defender, Office of the Territorial Public Defender
Ariel Smith, Esq., Attorney General, Virgin Islands Department of Justice