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34th Legislature

CHAIRMAN 

Committee on Rules and Judiciary

MEMBERS

Kenneth Gittens

Novelle Francis

Franklin Johnson

Carla Joseph

Stephen Payne

Genevieve Whitaker

VICE-CHAIR

Economic Development and Agriculture

MEMBER

Committee on Education and Workforce Development

Committee on Government Affairs and Consumer Protection

Authored Legislation Enacted during the 34th Legislature

 

Act 8560 Return to Work   

An Act amending Virgin Islands Code title 3, chapter 27, section 706 and chapter 28A, section 755 relating to the service retirement annuity to allow retirees to reenter government service and retain their annuity while paying a contribution to the Retirement System; amending title 3, chapter 25, subchapter III relating to the government personnel position classification system position to cover positions of annuitants who reenter government service.

 

Act 8546 Responsible Fatherhood Act of 2022

An Act amending title 34 Virgin Islands Code by adding a chapter 4 to be known as The Responsible Fatherhood Act of 2022.

 

Act 8549 Career Incentive Program Parity

An Act amending title 3 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 25, subchapter V, section 570, relating to the career incentive program for peace officers, to extend the program to peace officers in the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources; the Department of Health, Environmental Health Division and the Virgin Islands Legislature and to exclude exempt employees from the program.

 

 Pending Legislation

 

Bill 34-0086

To provide behavioral health education to students as well as faculty and staff assigned to Virgin Islands public schools.

 

Bill 34-0068

To provide funding to continue Capital Improvement Projects at the Red Hook ferry terminal to include the construction of a facility to house US Customs and Border Protection, allowing the proper handling of international arrivals.

 

Bill Draft Request

WAPA Renewable Energy Sources: seeks to establish a timeline for WAPA to incorporate the use of renewable energy sources as a means of generating electricity in the territory.

 

Bill Draft Request

Recognizing the importance of work-life balance, seeks to set criteria for the Government of the Virgin Islands to establish an alternative work schedule program.

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