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Committee on Rules and Judiciary

The Committee on Rules and Judiciary has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands to consider the following nominations and bills:


Invited Testifiers:

Governor’s Nomination of Lindel A. Williams

Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Board of Directors – St. Croix District

Governor’s Nomination of Conn J. Davis, II

Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Board of Directors – St. Thomas District



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.

Invited Testifiers:

Stedmann Hodge, Jr., Democratic State Chair, Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands

John Yob, Republican State Chair, Republican Party of the Virgin Islands

Caroline Fawkes, Supervisor of Election, Virgin Islands Election System

Cindy Richardson, Director, Virgin Islands Division of Personnel

Joss Springette, Esq., Chief Negotiator, Office of Collective Bargaining



 Bill No. 35-0117         An Act amending title 27 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 15, sections 421a and 422 relating to the qualifications, term limits, and duties of the members of the Real Estate Commission

Invited Testifiers:

Honorable H. Nathalie Hodge, Commissioner, VI Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs

Laurent Alfred, Esq., Chairperson, VI Real Estate Commission



 Bill No. 35-0224         An Act amending title 19, part V, chapter 45, subchapter VI to increase access to behavioral health services, with a focus on a Psychiatric Emergency Response Team to provide mobile crisis intervention services, and the 9-8-8 telecommunication system

Invited Testifiers:

Honorable Justa E. Encarnacion, Commissioner, Virgin Islands Department of Health

Tina M. Comissiong, Esq., MPA, Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Regional Medical Center

Doug Koch, Chief Executive Officer, Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center

Massarae Sprauve-Webster, CEO, Frederiksted Healthcare, Inc.

Tess G. Richards, MD, Executive Director, St. Thomas East End Medical Center Corp.



 Bill No. 35-0193         An Act amending title 27 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 15 relating to real estate brokers, sales associates, and property managers.

 Bill No. 35-0230         An Act repealing section 11 of Act No. 6570, as amended, and amending title 20 Virgin Islands Code related to the inspection and licensing of automobiles for hire.

 Bill No. 35-0236         An Act amending title 3 Virgin Islands Code adding a new chapter 33A to enact the “21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA)” to improve governmental agency digital services, and for other purposes.

 Bill No. 35-0255         An Act approving the multi-year lease agreement between the Government of the Virgin Islands, acting through its Commissioner of the Department of Property and Procurement and Rumina Construction, LLC, for Parcel No. 92 A (Revised) Submarine Base, No. 6 Southside Quarter, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, to operate an equipment and material storage depot yard, construction company office, and other related purposes.

 Bill No. 35-0261         An Act approving the lease agreement between the Government of the Virgin Islands and Dale Browne and Yvette Browne d/b/a Sejah Farm of the Virgin Islands for Plot No. 9-P Estate VICORP Lands, Prince Quarter, St. Croix, Virgin Islands.


Jun 13 2024


9:30 am


Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall
Charlotte Amalie


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