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Senate: Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environment, Planning

August 7, 2020 @ 9:30 am


The committee has scheduled a meeting to take action and receive testimony on the following bills:

Block I (For Action Only)

Bill No. 33 -0198 – An Act amending Title 14, chapter 7, section 192 of the Virgin Islands Code, by increasing the penalty for the illegal importation of snakes and imposing penalties for the importation of animals or species not indigenous of the Virgin Islands which may pose a threat to the ecosystem of the Virgin Islands and the people of the Virgin Islands (Proposed by Senator Athneil “Bobby” Thomas)

Bill No. 33-0115 – An Act amending Title 24, chapter 14, of the Virgin Islands Code, by inserting a new section 384 relating to the transfer of the Virgin Islands Labor Management Committee as a division within the Public Employees Relations Board (Proposed by Senator Kurt A. Vialet)

Block II

Bill No. 33-0325 – An Act amending Title 23, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 10, subchapter I, relating to emergencies and major disasters by adding a section 1017 to prohibit unconscionable pricing of goods and services during a declaration of a state of emergency (Proposed by Senator Alicia V. Barnes)

Bill No. 33-0111 – An Act amending Title 19, part VI, of the Virgin Islands Code, by adding a new chapter 56B requiring that the Waste Management Authority designate disposal sites throughout the territory for waste tires, and creating the Waste Tire Management and Disposal Fund (Proposed by Senator Novelle E. Francis, Jr.; co-sponsored by Senator Allison L. DeGazon)

Block III

Bill No. 33-0272 – An Act amending the Virgin Islands Code Title 30, chapter 1, subchapter I, relating to public utilities adding section 1a to enact the Virgin Islands Ratepayers’ Bill of Rights; amending section 23 relating to powers of the Public Services Commission, adding subsection (c) to authorize the Public Services Commission to resolve ratepayers’ complaints and amending chapter 5, subchapter II, section 105, relating to powers of the Virgin Islands Ratepayers’ Bill of Rights (Proposed by Senators Alicia V. Barnes and Kenneth L. Gittens; co-sponsored by Senator Marvin A. Blyden)

Bill No. 33-0055 – An Act amending Title 3 and Title 30 of the Virgin Islands Code pertaining to the Public Services Commission (Proposed by Senator Janelle K. Sarauw)

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August 7, 2020
9:30 am
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Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall
St. Thomas, + Google Map