Legislative Intro

THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE INTRODUCED AND ASSIGNED BY THE
PRESIDENT IN PRO FORMA SESSION ON MARCH 28, 2017

Bill No. 32-0036 – An Act amending the Virgin Islands Code, Title 27, Chapter 9, Section 303
relating to business license fees and amending Title 33, Chapter 3, Section 43k to exempt small
business concerns from the payment of the fee for the initial license and from initial gross receipt
taxes
Proposed by Senators Jean A. Forde and Nereida Rivera O’Reilly
(Assigned to the Committee on Finance)

Bill No. 32-0037 – An Act authorizing the Government of the Virgin Islands, its departments,
bureaus, agencies and instrumentalities to implement flextime or staggered time in their discretion
Proposed by Senators Jean A. Forde and Myron D. Jackson
(Assigned to the Committee on Government Affairs, Veterans, Energy and Environmental
Protection)

Bill No. 32-0038 – An Act amending Virgin Islands Code, Title 3, Chapter 11, Section 26b; Title
20, Section 436, Title 30, Section 15a; and Title 17, Section 475 providing for the acceptance of a
Real ID as a valid form of identification for various senior citizens’ discounts
Proposed by Senators Jean A. Forde
(Assigned to the Committee on Hospitals and Human Services)

Bill No. 32-0039 – An Act amending Virgin Islands Code, title 8, Chapter 1, section 9, Subsection
(a) to change the amount a Tavernkeeper Liquor Licenses (A) that can be in effect within the
historic districts of the Virgin Islands
Proposed by Senators Jean A. Forde
(Assigned to the Committee on Workforce Development, Consumer Affairs and Culture)

Bill No. 32-0040 – An Act amending Title 1, Virgin Islands Code, Chapter 11, commemorating
the week of June 26th to July 3rd as Virgin Islands Freedom Week and amending Title 24, Chapter
1, Section 4 to require employers to pay time and one half for work done on July 3
Proposed by Senator Positive T. A. Nelson
(Assigned to the Committee on Workforce Development, Consumer Affairs and Culture)

Bill No. 32-0041 – An Act making an appropriation from the St. Croix Capital Improvement Fund
to the Virgin Islands Port Authority as matching funds to acquire a Transportation Investment
Generating Economic Recovery grant award for the St. Croix Molasses Pier Enhancement Project
Proposed by Senator Neville A. James
(Assigned to the Committee on Finance)

Bill No. 32-0042 – An Act repealing Title 22, Virgin Islands Code, Section 125 (a) adding chapter
14, entitled “the Virgin Islands Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act” to meet the
accreditation standards established by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and
update the insurance laws of the Territory placing them on par with other United States,
jurisdictions, and providing greater and more effective protection to the policyholders of the
Territory
Proposed by Senator Neville A. James
(Assigned to the Committee on Finance)

Bill No. 32-0043 – An Act amending Title 3, Virgin Islands Code, Chapter 25, Subchapter V,
Section 559 relating to hazardous duty pay differentials providing for pay differentials for
firefighters who work in the Suppression Unit
Proposed by Senator Neville A. James
(Assigned to the Committee on Workforce Development, Consumer Affairs, and Culture)

Bill No. 32-0044 – An Act amending Title 29, Virgin Islands Code, Chapter 10, Section 541 (a)
relating to membership on the Virgin Islands Port Authority Board to provide for the removal of
the Commissioner of Public Works as a mandatory, ex-officio member of the Port Authority Board
Proposed by Senator Neville A. James
(Assigned to the Committee on Economic Development and Agriculture)

Bill No. 32-0045 – An Act amending Title 23, Virgin Islands Code, Chapter 19, Subchapters I and
III relating to benefits for and insurance coverage of officers and members of the National Guard
of the Virgin Islands to provide for pay comparable to those serving in the Armed Forces of the
United States to active duty members of the National Guard of the Virgin Islands and to ensure
that the territorial active duty members have insurance to cover any illness or injury sustained
while on active duty not covered by other health insurance coverage
Proposed by Senator Neville A. James
(Assigned to the Committee on Finance)

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