ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND AGRICULTURE

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Chair: Senator Neville A. James 

Vice-Chair: Senator At Large Brian A. Smith

Members:
Senator Sammuel Sanes
Senator Dwayne M. DeGraff
Senator Nereida Rivera-O'Reilly
Senator Kurt Vialet
Senator Marvin Blyden
Senator Positve T.A. Nelson
Senator Tregenza A. Roach

The jurisdiction of the Committee on Economic Development and
Agriculture encompasses and the Committee shall: 

(1) receive, consider, and make recommendations on all bills relating to the Virgin Islands
Port Authority, Economic Development Authority; Department of Tourism; West
Indian Company; Department of Agriculture; Department of Planning and Natural
Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Fisheries Council, Division of
Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife
(2) receive, consider, and make recommendations on all bills and matters relating to
Economic Park Development, Enterprise Zone Program, and the Hotel
Development Program;

(3) receive, consider, and make recommendations on all bills relating to economic
development, commerce, business institutions, industry, incentive programs, travel,
tourism, transportation, communications, real estate; and

(3) receive, consider, and make recommendations on all bills relating to agriculture,
mariculture and aquaculture, animal husbandry, farming, forestry management, fishing
veterinary medicine and all matters pertaining thereto;

(4) consider all bills and matters relating to the Virgin Islands Agriculture
Business Incubator Center, the Fisheries Committees, the Endangered Species Preservation
Commission; and

(5) receive, consider and make recommendations on bills relating to the any other board,
commission or agency whose operation or nature of business is relevant to the operation of the
Committee on Economic Development, Agriculture,

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