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Senate Calendar for December 4-8

Frits E. Lawaetz Legislature Building, St. Croix (Source file photo)

35th Legislature of the United States Virgin Islands

MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2023

Reserved for Constituent Meetings and Office Work

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2023

Reserved for Constituent Meetings and Office Work

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2023

Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services

9:30 a.m.

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas

Agenda:

BLOCK I

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Bill No. 35-0187 — An Act amending Title 19, part V, chapter 45, by adding subchapter XI, titled “Extreme Risk Protection Orders,” to allow a family or household member, law enforcement officer, healthcare worker, educator or co-worker to intervene and file a court petition to temporarily confiscate and ban a person’s access to guns for one year if that person is deemed to be a risk to themselves or others.

LUNCH 12:05 p.m. – 1 p.m.

BLOCK II

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Bill No. 35-0173 — An Act amending title 5 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 201, by adding a subchapter V enacting the Safe Haven Newborn Protection Act to provide a mechanism for a newborn infant to be relinquished to a safe environment, for the parents of the newborn infant to remain anonymous if they choose and avoid civil or criminal liability for the act of relinquishing the newborn infant

BLOCK III

3:05 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Agenda

The committee will receive testimony on all past, current and future mitigation efforts, health effects, and potential risks to the community as it relates to the fire on the Bovoni Landfill on St. Thomas.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2023

Committee on Rules and Judiciary

9 a.m.

Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix

Agenda:

The Senate of the Virgin Islands to consider the following nominations and bills:

BLOCK I

Governor’s Nomination of Harriett Nathalie Hodge

Commissioner Nominee, V.I, Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs

BLOCK II

Governor’s Nomination of Louis E. Petersen Jr., Commissioner Nominee, V.I. Department of Agriculture

BLOCK III

Governor’s Nomination of Kevin McCurdy, Commissioner Nominee, V.I. Department of Finance

BLOCK IV

Governor’s Nomination of Bert M. Petersen Jr. M.D., University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees

Governor’s Nomination of Donna M. Christensen M.D., University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees

BLOCK V

Bill No. 35-0045 — An Act amending Title 5, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 407 relating to eligibility for parole release by adding section 4607 to establish Medical Parole Release, Geriatric Parole Release, and Non-Medical Geriatric Parole Release, and for other related purposes.

Bill No. 35-0084 — An Act amending title 11, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 21, section 1213 to allow businesses operating under a trade name to have the option of renewing the trade name every 2, 6 or 10-year intervals.

Bill No. 35-0086 — An Act amending Title 3, V.I.C., chapter 1, section 10h to require background checks for all IT personnel and employees of the Bureau of Information Technology, agencies that have data centers, and any employee who handles confidential information.

Bill No. 35-0099 — An Act amending Title 28, chapter 23, Virgin Islands Code relating to the foreclosure of Liens Upon Real Property.

Bill No. 35-0119 — An Act amending Title 19, Virgin Islands Code, by adding a chapter 7A directing the Department of Health to develop and approve Mobile Integrated Healthcare Programs.

Bill No. 35-0127 — An Act amending Title 14, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 89, relating to the invasion of privacy of accident and crime victims by first responders.

Bill No. 35-0175 — An Act amending Title 23, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 11, relating to emergency communications during an emergency and major disasters by adding a subchapter II establishing an Auxiliary Communications Unit within the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency and providing an auxiliary communications resource to any department agency and autonomous or semiautonomous instrumentality of the

BLOCK VII (Bills – Tentative)

Bill No. 35-0131 — An Act amending Title 3, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 15 to establish a “Real Time Crime Center” Centralized Crime Data System, within the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Bill No. 35-0187 — An Act amending Title 19, part V, chapter 45, by adding subchapter XI, titled “Extreme Risk Protection Orders,” to allow a family or household member, law enforcement officer, healthcare worker, educator or co-worker to intervene and file a court petition to temporarily confiscate and ban a person’s access to guns for one year if that person is deemed to be a risk to themselves or others.

Bill No. 35-0172 — An Act amending Title 29, chapter 5, Virgin Islands Code, relating to building codes to provide for adoption of nationally recognized consensus-based codes and standards and amendments to such codes that are in the best interests of the territory, and to provide for clarifications to the Virgin Islands building code.

Bill No. 35-0173 — An Act amending Title 5, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 201, by adding a subchapter V enacting the Safe Haven Newborn Protection Act to provide a mechanism for a newborn infant to be relinquished to a safe environment, for the parents of the newborn infant to remain anonymous if they choose and avoid civil or criminal liability for the act of relinquishing the newborn infant

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2023

Committee on Rules and Judiciary

9 a.m.

Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room

BLOCK I

Bill No. 35-0027 — An Act honoring and commending Myron Corbett posthumously for his many contributions to the youth of the territory; renaming the basketball court located in Anna’s Retreat, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, as “The Myron Corbett Basketball Court,” making an appropriation to erect signage at the basketball court and for other related purposes.

Bill No. 35-0102 — An Act honoring and commending Ralph A. deChabert M.D. for outstanding contributions in the medical field to the people of the Virgin Islands and his many civic contributions to the community, especially to the island of St. Croix, and to name the Labor and Delivery/Post Partum Unit “Maternity Services” at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center North in his honor

Bill No. 35-0123 — An Act to commission and direct the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts to construct and erect a bronze bust of Dr. Alfred O. Heath to be placed next to those of Edith L. Williams, J. Antonio Jarvis and Rothschild Francis in Education Park on the island of St. Thomas, and for other purposes

BLOCK II (Tentative)

Bill No. 35-0109 — An Act honoring and commending the late Corporal Kendall Emanuel George posthumously for his service as a corporal in the United States Marine Corps in the Vietnam War and for making the ultimate sacrifice to preserve democracy and to keep America and his Virgin Islands homeland safe, naming Route 107 from Coral Bay to Lameshur Bay, St. John, the “Kendall Emanual George Drive” South and appropriating $10,000 to the Department of Public Works for signage at Kendall Emanuel George Drive; and for other related purposes.

Bill No. 35-0125 — An Act honoring and commending the late Police Lieutenant Melbourne Clarke posthumously for his dedication, service and contribution to the Virgin Islands community in law enforcement by adding the name “Police Lieutenant Melbourne Clarke Drive” at Route 669 on the island of St. Croix.

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