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Senate: Rules and Judiciary

September 7, 2021 @ 9:30 am


The committee has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bills and nominees

Block I

Bill No. 34-0061 — A Resolution honoring and commending Hillary “Baga” Rezende for his many contributions to steel pan music and his dedicated service to the people of the Virgin Islands (Sponsored by Sen. Genevieve R. Whitaker)

Bill No. 34-0065 — An Act honoring and commending Elridge Blake for his outstanding

accomplishments in sports and contributions to the people of the Virgin Islands; naming the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center in his honor and appropriating $10,000 to cover the cost and up-keep of the signage (Sponsored by Senators Dwayne M. DeGraff, Franklin D. Johnson and Marvin A. Blyden; co-sponsored by Sen. Genevieve R. Whitaker)

Bill No. 34-0063 — A Resolution honoring and commending St. Clair Alphonso “Whadablee” DeSilvia for his invaluable contribution to continued development of Calypso music in the Virgin Islands (Sponsored by Senators Dwayne M. DeGraff, Genevieve R. Whitaker, Marvin A. Blyden and Franklin D. Johnson)

Bill No. 34-0064 — An Act honoring and commending Athniel C. “Addie” Ottley for his tireless years of informing and educating the public on current and past community issues and by keeping the radio waves open in times of imminent danger to the community, and for naming a  road way in his honor (Sponsored by Senators Dwayne M. DeGraff, Genevieve R. Whitaker and Marvin A. Blyden)

Block II


Dr. Denese Marshall Psy.D., MSCP, MS, VI Board of Medical Examiners

Semaj J. Johnson Esq., VI Historic Preservation Commission

William Newbold, VI Board of General Construction Contractors

Laurence J. Richards P.E., MSC, MBA


Block III

Bill No. 34-0078 — An Act to transfer certain real property from the Government of the Virgin Islands to the Virgin Islands Port Authority; to require the Virgin Islands Port Authority to pay certain sums to the Education Maintenance Fund (Sponsored by Senators Donna A. Frett-Gregory, Dwayne M. DeGraff, Marvin A. Blyden and Kurt A. Vialet; co-sponsored by Senators Milton E. Potter and Samuel Carrión)

Bill No. 34-0083 — An Act making an appropriation of $100,000 from the St. Thomas Capital Improvement Fund to the Department of Agriculture for the Humane Society of St. Thomas to be used as matching funds for the construction of an animal clinic (Sponsored by Senators Janelle K. Sarauw and Marvin A. Blyden)

Bill No. 34-0040 — An Act amending Title 27, chapter 1 of the Virgin Islands Code by adding abnew subchapter Va. establishing the Nurse Licensure Compact to create a multistate nursing license (Sponsored by Senator Kurt A. Vialet; co-Sponsors by Senators Kenneth L. Gittens, Samuel Carriόn, Donna A. Frett-Gregory and Carla J. Joseph)

Block IV

Bill No. 34-0053 — An Act amending Virgin Islands Code, Title 17, chapter 5 by adding section 41i to establish the Emergency Medical Services Program; amending Title 33, chapter 111 by adding section 3099a to establish the Emergency Medical Services High School Program Fund; and making a $160,000 appropriation from the Centennial Special Fund to the Department of Education to fund the Emergency Medical Services basic EMS education program (Sponsored by Sen. Kenneth L. Gittens; co-sponsored by Senator Genevieve R. Whitaker)

Bill No. 34-0051 — An Act amending Virgin Islands Code, Title 19 chapter 75, section 4201 relating to fluoridation of water to lower the required minimum amount of fluoride in fresh water distributed for public consumption or for consumption in any schools in the Virgin Islands; amending Title 17, chapter 10, section 111 relating to the school health program to include a dental program — including dental preventive services and a school-based fluoride rinse program; amending Title 27, chapter 1, subchapter II, section 57 relating to an exemption from licensure by the Board of Dental Examiners to exempt dentists licensed in other states and students or residents in schools or colleges of dentistry engaged in dental assessment and preventive treatments under the auspices of the school dental program; amending Title 33, chapter 111 relating to government funds to add section 3100cc to establish the School-based Dental Prevention and Treatment Fund (Sponsored by Senators Marvin A. Blyden and Novelle E. Francis Jr).

Bill No. 34-0085 — An Act amending the Virgin Islands Code, Title l4, section 192, relating to the importation of snakes and invasive species, to increase the fine for the unauthorized importation of snakes, and to make technical amendments; amending Title 12, section §81d, relating to the Fish and Wildlife Restoration Trust Fund, to extend the use of the fund to the regulation of the importation and control of non-indigenous evasive species; and amending Title 19, section 2709, relating to the prevention of the introduction of contagious or infectious animals, to provide that the quarantine of animals is at the owner’s expense (Sponsored by Sen. Javan E. James Sr.)

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September 7, 2021
9:30 am
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Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall
St. Thomas, + Google Map