COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFTEY, HOMELAND SECURITY AND JUSTICE

BILL NO.

28-0094

Twenty-Eighth Legislature of the Virgin Islands

July 21, 2009

An Act amending title 23 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 3, section 429 to prohibit the discharging of passengers by buses or vehicles acting as public transportation carriers other than at designated bus stops

PROPOSED BY:

Senator Celestino A. White, Sr. Co-Sponsor: Louis Patrick Hill

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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the Virgin Islands: SECTION 1. Title 23 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 3, section 429 is amended by designating the existing language as subsections (a) and adding subsection (b) to read: “(b) All operators of public transportation buses and all other vehicles transporting

passengers on a public highway or major thoroughfare shall pickup or discharge passengers only at designated bus stops or pull-offs that are completely off the main highway or thoroughfare. Any operator who violates this subsection is subjected to a fine of $500 for each offense.”

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