COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

BILL NO.

28-0053

Twenty-Eighth Legislature of the Virgin Islands

May 15, 2009

An Act amending 11 V.I.C., chapter 17, as it relates to the furnishing of supermarket price lists to the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs

PROPOSED BY:

Senators Nereida Rivera-O’Reilly and Usie R. Richards

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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the Virgin Islands: SECTION 1. Title 11 V.I.C., chapter 17, subchapter II, §1012 is amended by designating the existing paragraph as subsection (a) and inserting a new subsection (b) to read as follows: (b) All supermarkets must provide a price list for all milk, bread, rice, flour, potatoes, cereal, juice, dried beans, fruits, vegetables, meats and poultry offered for sale by no later than the first Monday of every month, except when such Monday is a holiday. Then, and in such event, the list must be submitted on the Tuesday immediately following that Monday. For purposes of this section supermarket means a departmentalized retail establishment offering primarily on a self-serve basis a variety of dry goods, meats, perishable produce and dairy products as well as a variety of convenience, nonfood merchandise.

2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 BR09-0115/ April 23, 2009 / TMH BILL SUMMARY Section 1 of the bill amends 11 V.I.C., chapter 17, subchapter II, §1012 by designating the existing paragraph as subsection (a) and inserting a new paragraph (b) to require supermarkets to furnish a price list for certain food items to the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs on a monthly basis. The bill defines the term supermarket for purposes of this section.

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