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  • Committee on Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety

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Chair: Senator At Large Brian A. Smith  

Vice-Chair: Senator Novelle E. Francis, Jr.


Senator Jean A. Forde

Senator Nereida Rivera-O'Reilly

Senator Positive T.A. Nelson

Senator Dwayne M. DeGraff

Senator Alicia "Chucky" Hansen

The jurisdiction of the Committee on Homeland Security, Justice and
Public Safety encompasses and the Committee shall:  

(1) receive, consider, and make recommendations on all bills relating to the Virgin
Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA), the Virgin Islands Air National
Guard, the Virgin Islands Fire Services, the Virgin Islands Police Department, the Bureau of
Corrections, Department of Justice , Emergency Medical Services,, the Virgin Islands Parole
Board, the Criminal Victims Compensation Commission, the Virgin Islands Witness
Protection Board, and all other agencies, board and Commissions that provide related
services ;

(2) consider all matters pertaining to all law enforcement related departments, agencies
and divisions, involved in public safety, civil defense, fire protection, first responders, crime, penal
and correctional institutions and statutes of a penal nature unless closely related to a subject
delegated to another committee;

(3) receive, consider and coordinate policy recommendations and bills concerning
homeland security, statutes on counter-terrorism, national and territorial defense and any other
emerging external threats that relate to the United States security and Virgin Islands territorial
security; and

(4) 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
Committee on Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety.

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