GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS, VETERANS, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

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  • Committee on Government Affairs Veterans, Energy

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Chair: Senator Sammuel Sanes 

Vice-Chair: Senator Marvin Blyden

Members:

Senator Jean A. Forde

Senator Nereida Rivera O'Reilly

Senator Alicia "Chucky" Hansen

Senator Tregenza A. Roach

Senator Janette Millin Young

The Committee on Government Affairs Veterans, Energy and
Environmental Protection encompasses and the Committee shall:        

(1) receive, consider and make recommendations on bills and all matters pertaining to:
and have investigatory authority over the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, the Energy Office, and all
government agency operations, and all other agencies not specifically provided by these Rules to
be delegated to another committee and make specific findings and recommendations to the
appropriate authority for final action;

(2) receive, consider, and make recommendations on all bills and executive orders
relating to the reorganization of the executive branch of the Government or any department or
agency of the executive branch;

(3) receive, consider, and make recommendations on all bills and matters relating to
Home Rule and the Territory’s relationship with the Federal Government;

(4) unless otherwise specifically assigned to another committee, study and investigate
the operation of government at all levels, to determine efficiency and economy, the
implementation of legislation and the effectuation of legislative purposes and objectives, and shall
evaluate the effect of laws and executive orders reorganizing the executive branch of the
Government;

(5) receive, consider all bills related to public records retained by Government
agencies and notary’s public;

(6) serve as part of the Virgin Islands Commission on Interstate Cooperation established
by 1 VIC, section 133 and shall perform all the functions and duties, consider and make
recommendations on all bills relating to the participation of the Virgin Islands as a member of the
Council of State Governments and the National Conference of State Legislatures, including the
adoption of compacts, the enactment of uniform and reciprocal statutes and the interchange and
clearance of research and information.

(7) receive, consider, and make recommendations on all bills relating to corporations other
than financial institutions, utilities and their regulation not specifically delegated to some other
committee, s, codification and revision of the laws and all other matters pertaining thereto;

(8) receive consider and make recommendations on bills veterans’ affairs and the
Office of Veterans Affairs;

(9) receive, consider, and make recommendations on all bills relating to the Virgin Islands
Energy Office and the Water and Power Authority as it relates to energy matters and
electrical power systems;

(9) receive, consider and make recommendation on all bills relating to environmental
protection, landfill and solid waste disposal systems and their impact on the
environment and all matters pertaining to the environment; and

(10) receive, consider and make recommendations on bills relating to any other board,
commission or agency whose operation or nature of business is relevant to the operation of the
government Affairs, Veterans, Energy, and Environmental Protection.

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