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Legislative Calendar Weekending 041610

  1. 1.   Monday A April 12, 20 010 Time: 10:00 AM ee: Committe Rules and Judicia ary Location: : Earle B. Ottley L e Legislative H Hall, St. Tho omas Agenda A The Comm mittee on Ru and Judi ules iciary will m to consi meet ider the follo owing nomin nations and b bills: Virgin Isl lands Historic Preserva ation Comm mission Mr. Felipe Ayala, Jr., e Mr. David Hayes d Mr. Ronal Lockhart ld Mr. Rober Moron rt Bill No. 28 8-0134 – An Act authorizing the Pub Finance Authority to enter into a memorandu of n blic um understanding with the University of the Virgin Is U f slands and th St. Croix C he Career and Te echnical Educ cation Center conc cerning the management an operations of the Kings Alley Hotel m nd s s Bill No. 28 8-0194 – An Act honoring and comme g ending Brigad General Charles F. Blair posthumo dier ously, and naming the Sea Plan Terminal i St. Thomas “The Charles Blair Sea P g ne in s, Plane Termin ng” Bill No. 28 8-0204 – An Act amendin title 29 V n ng Virgin Islands Code, chapter 19 relating to the Enterprise g Zone Beneeficiaries and amending 27 Virgin Island Code §304 relating to li 7 ds 4 icensure of bu usiness Bill No. 288-0084 – An Act amendin Title 32, c ng chapter 21 rel lating to the establishmen of racinos i the nt in Virgin Islan nds _________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ____ Tuesday A April 13, 20 010 Committe ee: No Co ommittee M Meeting Sche eduled Location: : RESE ERVED FOR CONSIT TUTENT ME EETINGS A AND OFFIC WORK CE K
  2. 2. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Wednesday April 14, 2010 Time: 10:00 AM Committee: Legislative Session Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda CONSIDERATION OF AGENDA CONSIDERATION OF NOMINATIONS Virgin Islands Historic Preservation Commission Mr. Felipe Ayala, Jr., Mr. David Hayes Mr. Ronald Lockhart Mr. Robert Moron CONSIDERATION OF ZONINGS Bill No. 28-0226 – An Act amending Official Zoning Map No STZ-7 for Parcels Nos. 18-M Remainder and 18-H Estate Bovoni, Nos. 1 and 2 Frenchman’s Bay Quarter, St. Thomas, from R- 1 (Residential-Low Density) to C (Commercial), and Parcel No. 18-M-1 Estate Bovoni, Nos. 1 and 2 Frenchman’s Bay Quarter, St. Thomas from R-1 (Residential-Low Density) to W-2 (Water- Front Industrial) Bill No. 28-0170 – An Act rezoning Parcel No. 28-5 and Parcel No. 28-6 Estate Charlotte Amalie, No. 3 New Quarter, St. Thomas CONSIDERATION OF BILLS Bill No. 28-0227 - An Act amending Act No. 7064, as amended by Act 7096, increasing the maximum authorized principal amount of borrowing for working capital and the maturity for such working capital borrowing, removing the requirement that the Government borrow from Government funds and accounts prior to borrowing from banks or other financial institutions and authorizing the sale of the 2007 Fiscal Year real property tax receipts and for other purposes Bill No. 28-0228 – an Act amending Act No. 7013 relating to appropriation to the Department of Justice; amending Act No. 6069 reducing an appropriation for pending negotiations; providing appropriations to the Department of Tourism, the Virgin Islands Housing Authority, Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital for Fiscal Year 2010 operating expenses, expanding the scope of activity for which monies were appropriated for the Lt. Governor’s Office; and increasing the appropriation for Marketing Support Payments to Cruzan VIRIL, LTD    
  3. 3. Bill No. 28-0191 – An Act amending 27 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 9 by adding section 305h to enact the Virgin Islands Smoke free Act ,and for other purposes Bill No. 28-0134 – An Act authorizing the Public Finance Authority to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the University of the Virgin Islands and the St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center concerning the management and operations of the Kings Alley Hotel (Subject to the approval of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary) Bill No. 28-0194 – An Act honoring and commending Brigadier General Charles F. Blair posthumously, and naming the Sea Plane Terminal in St. Thomas, “The Charles Blair Sea Plane Terming” (Subject to the approval of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary) Bill No. 28-0204 – An Act amending title 29 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 19 relating to the Enterprise Zone Beneficiaries and amending 27 Virgin Islands Code §304 relating to licensure of business (Subject to the approval of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary) Bill No. 28-0084 – An Act amending Title 32, chapter 21 relating to the establishment of racinos in the Virgin Islands (Subject to the approval of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary) ____________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday April 15, 2010 Time: 10:00 AM Committee: Legislative Session Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda The Twenty-Eight Legislature will continue in Legislative Session _____________________________________________________________________________________ Friday April 16, 2010 Committee: No Committee Meeting Scheduled Location: RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK _____________________________________________________________________________________ Monday April 19, 2010 Time: 10:00 AM Committee: Labor and Agriculture Location: Fritz E. Lawaetz Conference Room, St. Croix    
  4. 4. Agenda The Committee on Labor and Agriculture will meet to receive testimony on the following bill: Bill No. 28-0202 – an Act amending 24 V.I.C., chapter 18 relating to plant closing, amending 16 V.I.C., section 378(g) relating to penalties for employers’ failures to report hiring of employees 10:00 a.m. Invited Testifiers: Honorable Albert Bryan, Jr., Mr. Ricky Brown Commissioner President VI Department of Labor OVILU Mr. Luis “Tito” Morales Mr. Michael Dembeck President Executive Director United Steelworkers, Local 8249 St. Croix Chambers of Commerce Mr. Thomas Brunt Mr. Fredrick Joseph President Sub-District Director St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce United Steelworkers Mr. Ira Hobson Mr. Tyrone Molyneaux President President United Steel Workers, Local 8248 Central Labor Council Mr. Alexander Moorhead Vice President HOVENSA 3:00 p.m. The Committee will convene a hearing to address the following items: 1. The findings in the Virgin Islands Department of Labor, Office of the Commissioner Investigative Report of Non-Compliance on Islands Mechanical Contractors, Inc. 2. The findings in the Virgin Islands Department of Labor, Division of Labor Relations Investigative Report on Pueblo.    
  5. 5. Invited Testifiers: Honorable Albert Bryan, Jr., Mr. Richard Evangelista, Esq., Commissioner Legal Counsel VI Department of Labor VI Department of Labor Ms. Deirdre Finch Honorable Wayne Biggs Investigator Commissioner VI. Department of Labor VI Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs _____________________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday April 20, 2010 Committee: No Committee Meeting Scheduled Location: RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK _____________________________________________________________________________________ Wednesday April 21, 2010 Time: 8:00 AM Committee: Public Safety, Homeland Security and Justice Location: Fritz E. Lawaetz Conference Room, St. Croix Agenda The Committee on Public Safety, Homeland Security and Justice will meet to consider the following bills: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Bill No. 28-0177 – An Act amending the V.I.C., titles 14, chapter 13, title 16, chapter 2 and title 24, chapter 28 V.I.C., relating to the protection of victims of domestic violence, and enacting the Domestic Violence Prevention Act of 2009 Invited Testifiers: Honorable Novelle E. Francis Honorable Vincent Frazer, Esq., Commissioner Attorney General Virgin Islands Police Department Virgin Islands Department of Justice Honorable Darryl Dean Donohue Ms. Clema Lewis Presiding Judge Co-Director Superior Court of the Virgin Islands Women’s Coalition of St. Croix, Inc. Ms. Meridith Nielsen Ms. Lynn Gittens-Spencer    
  6. 6. Drug Policy Advisor to the Governor Executive Director Law Enforcement Planning Commission V.I. Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Council Ms. Mary Mingus Honorable Julia Sheen-Aaron MPH Co-Director Commissioner Women’s Coalition of St. Croix, Inc Virgin Islands Department of Health Honorable Christopher Finch Mr. Richard Austin, Esq., Commissioner Director Virgin Islands Department of Human Services Legal Services of the Virgin Islands Ms. Vivian St. Juste Ms. Dilsa Capdeville Director Executive Director Family Resource Center, Inc. Kidscope, Inc. Ms. Terri Lamb Program Manager St. John Community Crisis Center 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Bill No. 28-0149 – an Act amending title 5 V.I.C., adding chapter 345 to establish the Virgin Islands DNA Database and Databank Invited Testifiers: Honorable Novelle E. Francis Honorable Vincent Frazer, Esq., Commissioner Attorney General Virgin Islands Police Department Virgin Islands Department of Justice Honorable Darryl Dean Donohue Presiding Judge Superior Court of the Virgin Islands Bill No. 28-0215 – an Act amending 14 V.I.C., chapter 113, and 23 V.I.C., chapter 5, respectively relating to the lawful possession of firearms ammunition and requirements for licensed dealers of firearms and ammunition Invited Testifiers: Honorable Novelle E. Francis Honorable Vincent Frazer, Esq., Commissioner Attorney General Virgin Islands Police Department Virgin Islands Department of Justice    
  7. 7. Ms. Clema Lewis Mr. John M. Canegata Co-Director Owner Women’s Coalition of St. Croix, Inc. D & J Shooting Range Ms. Judy Fricks Honorable Wayne Biggs Chairperson Commissioner Crime Stoppers VI V. I. Department of Licensing & Consumer Affairs _____________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday April 22, 2010 Time: 8:30 AM Committee: Public Safety, Homeland Security and Justice Location: Fritz E. Lawaetz Conference Room, St. Croix Agenda The Committee on Public Safety, Homeland Security and Justice will meet to address the Escalating Violent Crimes in the Virgin Islands 8:30 a.m. Invited Testifiers: Honorable Novelle E. Francis, Jr., Honorable Christopher Finch Commissioner Commissioner Virgin Islands Police Department Virgin Islands Department of Human Services Honorable Vincent Frazer, Esq., Honorable La Verne Terry, Attorney General Commissioner Virgin Islands Department of Justice Virgin Islands Department of Education Honorable St. Clarie N. Williams Mr. Robert Graham Commissioner Director Virgin Islands Department of Housing, Virgin Islands Housing Authority Parks and Recreation Mr. Meridith Nielsen Drug Policy Advisor to the Governor Law Enforcement Planning Commission Lunch: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Invited Testifiers:    
  8. 8. Mr. John Canegata Ms. Maria Friday Owner President D & J Shooting Range PTA, St. Croix Central High School Mr. Alvin Bedneau Dr. Paul Flemming President President, PTA Territorial PTA Ricardo Richards Junior High School Dr. Eddie Williams Mr. George Flores President Community Activist Evangelical Ministerial Association, Inc. ___________________________________________________________________________________ Friday April 23, 2010 Time: 9:00 AM Committee: Health Location: Fritz E. Lawaetz Conference Room, St. Croix Agenda The Committee on Health will meet to receive testimony on the following agenda items: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Focused discussion on the status of public healthcare in the Territory Bill No. 28-0173 – A Resolution requesting the Department of Health to study the feasibility and cost of the operation of a mobile dental health clinic Bill No. 28-0174 – An Act that establishes nutrition standards for foods sold outside of the federal meal program, and also makes nutrition standards consistent across the Virgin Islands Invited Testifiers: Honorable Julia Sheen-Aaron, MPH Mrs. Lynette George Commissioner Deputy Commissioner of Public Health Virgin Islands Department of Health Virgin Islands Department of Health Dr. Oswaldene Walker, DDS Honorable Christopher E. Finch Director Commissioner Dental Health Program Virgin Islands Department of Virgin Islands Department of Health Human Services Dr. Emmanuel O. Delano, DDS Dr. Neal Demby President Dental Director Virgin Islands Board of Dentistry Lutheran Medical Services    
  9. 9. Ms. Darice Plaskett Dr. Robert Centeno, MD Acting, Chief Executive Officer Vice-President, Medical Affairs Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital Chief Medical Officer Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital Ms. Alice Taylor, MSN, MBA Dr. Thelma Watson, MD Chief Executive Officer Medical Director Schneider Regional Medical Center Schneider Regional Medical Center Mr. Wilbur Smith Mrs. Masserae Sprauve-Webster Executive Director Chief Executive Officer St. Thomas East End Frederiksted Health Care, Inc. Medical Center Corporation Ms. Donna Frett-Gregory Ms. Lorna Concepcion Assistant Commissioner Acting WIC Director Virgin Islands Department of Education Virgin Islands Department of Health 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. LUNCH 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Committee will also receive testimony on the update on the status of Dialysis Care in the Virgin Islands Territory: Schneider Regional Medical Center, Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital, and the Virgin Islands Kidney Center: Invited Testifiers: Honorable Julia Sheen Aaron, MPH Ms. Alice Taylor, MSN, MBA Commissioner Chief Executive Officer Virgin Islands Department of Health Schneider Regional Medical Center Ms. Bondell Williams Dr. Wishburne Hunte, MD Vice-President, Nursing Medical Director, Dialysis Unit Schneider Regional Medical Center Schneider Regional Medical Center Ms. Darice Plaskett Dr. Ramesh Lakhram, MD Acting Chief Executive Officer Chairman of Nephrology Governor Juan F. Luis Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center Hospital & Medical Center Mrs. Kathy Arnold-Lewis, RN Ms. Justa “Tita” Encarnacion, RN Acting Chief Nursing Officer Vice-President Clinical Strategic Governor Juan F. Luis Initiatives/Acting Hemodialysis Adm. Hospital & Medical Center Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center    
  10. 10. Ms. Kye Martin Dr. Walter Gardiner, MD St. Croix Advocate Medical Director Virgin Island Kidney Center    

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