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Senate: Government Operations, Consumer Affairs…
August 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am
The committee has scheduled a meeting to consider these bills:
10 a.m. to Noon
Bill No. 33-0105 — An Act amending Title 12, chapter 21, Virgin Islands Coastal Zone Management by: (1) updating the chapter to reflect the current name of the department, (2) increasing the term and per diem of members of the Coastal Zone Management Commission, (3) modifying some of the standards for the issuance of coastal zone permits, (4) modifying some of the requirements for the issuance of permits for the development or occupancy of trust lands or other submerged or filled lands, and (5) decreasing the time-period for filing an appeal with the Board of Land Use Appeals and decreasing the time-period within which the Board of Land Use Appeals must hold a public hearing on an appeal (Sponsored by Senators Alicia V. Barnes, Marvin A. Blyden, Kurt A. Vialet, Janelle K. Sarauw, Steven D. Payne Sr. and Javan E. James Sr.)
Bill No. 33-0119 — An Act amending Title 27, chapter 9, subchapter I, section 303(a) of the V.I.C., requiring that an initial business license be issued within three days of application.
Bill No. 33-0100 — An Act amending Title 20, part II, chapter 39, section 436(b)(1) of the V.I. C., by including persons who are handicapped within the class of persons exempt from being charged a fee for a handicapped window decal (Sponsored by Sen. Alicia V. Barnes)
Noon to 1 p.m. – LUNCH
Bill No. 33-0053 — An Act amending Title 3, chapter 25, section 570a of the V.I.C., by repealing and replacing it with a new section 570a, requiring the Director of Personnel to establish a Recruitment and Retention Program for police officers, correction officers, registered nurses and teachers (Sponsored by Sen. Novelle E. Francis Jr.)
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 (Sponsored by Sen. Novelle E. Francis Jr.)
Bill No. 33-0103 — An Act amending the following provisions of the Virgin Islands Code: (1) Title 3, chapter 25, subchapter VI, by adding a new section 583d providing for maternity, paternity and adoption leave for government employees; (2) Title 19, part I, chapter 7, by adding new sections 154, 155, and 156 providing for learning evaluation of children, postpartum care and minimum standards of health care for incarcerated women and men; (3) Title 19, part IV, chapter 37, subchapter II, section831 (a), by establishing a new procedure for obtaining an initial birth certificate; (4) Title 17, chapter 11, section 130 and title 17, chapter 9, subchapter I, section 87, by prohibiting the use of corporal punishment; and (5) Title 17, chapter 9, subchapter I, by adding a new section 86a providing for paid time off from work so that parents may visit their children’s school; and providing that certain health care facilities hire discharge planners not later than January 2020 (Sponsored by Sen. Janelle K. Sarauw)
Friday, August 30
Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, Public Safety and Veterans’ Affairs
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
The committee is scheduled to host a Symposium on Crime. It will receive an update from agencies and departments on their plan of action in wake of the recent streak of violent crimes throughout the territory.