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  • 1. SENATE CALENDAR 28th Legislature of the Virgin Islands Week Beginning Monday, May 25, 2009 Week Beginning Monday, June 1, 2009 Date Monday, May 25, 2009 Time: Committee: Holiday Memorial Day Location: Agenda: Date Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Time: 9:00 AM Committee: Committee of the Whole Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda: The Twenty-Eighth Legislature will convene in Committee of the Whole to receive testimony from members of the Governor’s financial team on the proposed legislation. To authorize the issuance of bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness of the Government of the Virgin Islands (the Government”) and/or the Virgin Island Public Finance Authority (the Authority”) for the purposes of providing funds to (i) finance all or a portion of the costs of certain necessary public safety and other capital development projects listed in Section two (2) of this act (the “Capital Projects”) in an amount up to 75,000,000 (ii) fund any necessary reserves, (iii) pay costs of issuance of the 2009 Matching Fund Revenue Bonds and 2009 loan Notes (each as defined below), (iv) pay accrued interest if any, on the 2009 Matching Fund Revenue Bonds from their dated date to the date of delivery thereof, (v) authorize the Authority to enter into one or more Qualified Swap Agreements, as authorized under the Indenture (as defined below), and (vi) authorize the Government and the Authority to enter into certain agreements, pledge the Matching Fund Revenues (as hereinafter defined) of the Government, and issue limited special obligation notes to secure repayment of such bonds, notes or other obligations Invited to Testify: Governors’ Executive Branch Financial Team
  • 2. Date Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Time: 6:00 PM Committee: Rules and Judiciary Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda: The Committee on Rules and Judiciary will meet to consider the following bills Bill No. 28-0013 – An Act amending 20 V.I.C., as it relates to safety belts and child restraints Bill No. 28-0018 – An Act 20 V.I.C., and enacting the “Virgin Islands Motorcycle Safety Education Act of 2009” Bill No. 28-0023 – An Act amending 20 V.I.C., as it relates to transporting passengers in the cargo of pickup trucks Bill No. 28-0027 – An Act amending title 3 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 25 to add a section authorizing certain agencies to pay bonuses to certain employees in order to retain their services Bill No. 28-0033 – An Act amending V.I.C., 631 as it relates to the number of members on the Health Insurance Board advisory committee Bill No. 28-0056 – An Act amending 20 V.I.C., chapter 33, relating to the display of license plates Bill No. 28-0058 – An Act appropriating $37,000 to the Virgin Islands Police Department to purchase canines trained to assist law enforcement Date Wednesday, May 27, 2009 Time: 2:00 P. M. Committee: Planning and Environmental Protection Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda: The Committee on Planning and Environmental Protection has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bill and to receive testimony on the following coastal zone permits Bill No. 28-0049 - An Act amending 12 V.I.C., section 911 (e) and (g) relating to the ratification of Coastal Zone Permits Minor Coastal Zone Management Permit(s) Minor Coastal Zone Permit CZT-17-08W (Permittee-Essence Properties) Invited Testifiers: Honorable Robert Mathes Commissioner Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources
  • 3. Mr. Austin M. Monsanto, Chairman Coastal Zone Management Commission/St. Thomas Committee Ms. Janice D. Hodge Director Coastal Zone Management Division Dr. Nadine Noorhasan Director Environmental Protection Division Major Coastal Zone Management Permit(s) Major Coastal Zone Permit CZT-2-03W (Permittee-Carmen Ruan) Invited Testifiers: Honorable Robert Mathes Commissioner Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources Mr. Austin M. Monsanto Chairman Coastal Zone Management Commission/St. Thomas Committee Ms. Janice D. Hodge Director Coastal Zone Management Division Dr. Nadine Noorhasan Director Environmental Protection Division Major Coastal Zone Permit CZT-1-03W (Permittee-Carmen Ruan) Invited Testifiers: Honorable Robert Mathes Commissioner Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources
  • 4. Mr. Austin M. Monsanto Chairman Coastal Zone Management Commission/St. Thomas Committee Ms. Janice D. Hodge Director Coastal Zone Management Division Dr. Nadine Noorhasan Director Environmental Protection Division Major Coastal Zone Permit No. CZT-04-09W (Permittee-West Indian Company and V.I. Port Authority ) Invited Testifiers: Honorable Robert S. Mathes Commissioner Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources Mr. Austin M. Monsanto Chairman Coastal Zone Management Commission/St. Thomas Committee Ms. Janice D. Hodge Director Coastal Zone Management Division Dr. Nadine Noorhasan Director Environmental Protection Division Ms. Lorna Thomas Director State Historic Preservation Office Mr. Edward Thomas President & Chief Executive Officer West Indian Company Limited Mr. Kenn Hobson Executive Director Virgin Islands Port Authority
  • 5. Mr. Cassan Pancham Chairman Virgin Islands Port Authority Mr. Jim Casey V.I. Coordinator Environmental Protection Agency Ms. Nasseer Idrisi Acting Director Center for Marine and Environmental Studies Mr. Louis de Lyrot Owner Emerald Beach Resort & Cardow Mr. A. Jeffery Weiss Coalition to Save Lindbergh Bay, Inc. Ms. Abigail Cyntje President League of Women Voters Date Thursday, May 28, 2009 Time: 10:00 AM Committee: Legislative Session Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda: The Twenty-Eighth Legislature will convene in Legislative Session CONSIDERATION OF FLOOR AGENDA CONSIDERATION OF NOMINATION Honorable Wayne Biggs Commissioner (Designee) Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs CONSIDERATIONOF RESOLUTION Bill No. 28-0051 – A Resolution honoring and commending Alton A. Adams, Jr. for his many substantial contributions to the Virgin Islands Community CONSIDERATION OF ZONINGS Bill No. 28-0059 – An Act rezoning Parcel Nos. 9 Estate Fortsberg, No 17A and 17B Coral Bay Quarter, St. John from R-1 (Residential-Low Density) to B-3 (Business Scattered)
  • 6. Bill No. 28-0060 – An Act to rezone Parcel No. 15 Estate Susannaberg, No. 17A Cruz Bay Quarter, St. John from R-1 (Residential-low Density) to R-4 (Residential-Medium Density) Bill No. 28-0061 - An Act to rezone Parcel No 5A-1, Estate Enighed, No, 1 Cruz Bay Quarter, St. John from R-4 (Residential-Medium Density) to B-2 (Business-Secondary) Bill No. 28-0062 – An Act to rezone No. 11K Estate Adrian, No. 18 Cruz Bay Quarter, St. John from R-1 (Residential-Low Density) to R-4 (Residential-Medium Density) Bill No. 28-0064 – An Act to rezone Parcels no 1-12 and nos. 1-13 Estate Donoe and parcels j and k Estate Raphune, St. Thomas, Nos. 2A and 5B New Quarter from R-1 (Residential-Low Density- and R-2 (Residential-Low Density-One and Two Family) to R-4 (Residential- Medium Density) Bill No. 28-0065 – An Act to rezone parcel no. 18A-6 Estate Smith Bay, Nos. 1, 2 & 3 Estate Quarter, St. Thomas from R-3 (Residential-Medium Density) to C (Commercial) Bill No. 28-0066 – An Act to rezone Parcel No. Remainder of Estate Boone Esperance (South Portion), Queens Quarter, St. Croix from P (Public) to R-2 (Residential – Low Density-One and Two Family) Bill No. 28-0067 – An Act to rezone Parcel No. 3-B Estate Constitution Hill, Queen Quarter, St. Croix from R-1 (Residential-Low Density) to B-3 (Business-Scattered) CONSIDERATON OF LEASES Lease Agreement between the Government of the Virgin Islands acting through the Department of Property and Procurement and Arthur Hercules d/b/a Hercules Pate Delight Lease Agreement between the Government of the Virgin Islands acting through the Department of Property and Procurement and Red Hook Marina, Inc. Lease Agreement between the Government of the Virgin Islands acting through the Department of Property and Procurement and Innovative Telephone Corporation Lease Agreement between the Government of the Virgin Islands acting through the Department of Property and Procurement and Peter Phillip d/b/a Peter Prof. Body & Fender Repair Lease Agreement between the Government of the Virgin Islands acting through the Department of Property and Procurement Islands and Cool Breeze Sightseeing Tours, Inc.
  • 7. CONSIDERATION OF BILLS Bill No. 28-0004 – An Act amending title 32 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 2 relating to limiting liability for public recreational use of private real property Bill No. 28-0007 – An Act amending 17 V.I.C., to add chapter 45 establishing the National Guard Youth Challenge Program and to authorize the Program to award participants an adult High School Diploma and for other purposes Bill No. 28-0012 – An Act amending title 17 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 5 to provide for the Worker Preparation Educational Program for high school seniors Bill No. 28-0014 – To amend title 3, chapter 1, and title 23, chapters 10, 11, 12, 12A and 19, Virgin Islands Code, to restructure the Office of the Adjutant General, the Office of Homeland Security, and the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency and for other related purposes Bill No. 28-0016 – An Act amending 17 V.I.C., chapter 5, section 48 to establish the Youth Internship Program within the Department of Education Bill No. 28-0020 – An Act amending 3 V.I.C., chapter 27, section 729(b) to allow for a cost of living increase in the annuitants pensions Bill No. 28-0027 – An Act amending title 3 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 25 to add a section authorizing certain agencies to pay bonuses to certain employees in order to retain their services Bill No. 28-0033 – An Act amending V.I.C., 631 as it relates to the number of members on the Health Insurance Board advisory committee Bill No. 28-0013 – An Act amending 20 V.I.C., as it relates to safety belts and child restraints Bill No. 28-0018 – An Act 20 V.I.C., and enacting the “Virgin Islands Motorcycle Safety Education Act of 2009” Bill No. 28-0023 – An Act amending 20 V.I.C., as it relates to transporting passengers in the cargo of pickup trucks Bill No. 28-0056 – An Act amending 20 V.I.C., chapter 33, relating to the display of license plates Bill No. 28-0058 – An Act appropriating $37,000 to the Virgin Islands Police Department to purchase canines trained to assist law enforcement Date Friday, May 28, 2009 Time: 10:00 AM Committee: Legislative Session Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
  • 8. Agenda: Continuation of Legislative Session Week Beginning Monday, June 1, 2009 Date Monday, June 1, 2009 Time: Committee: No Committee Meeting Scheduled Location: Agenda: RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK Date Tuesday, June 2, 2009 Time: 9:30 AM Committee: Appropriation and Budget Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda: The Committee on Appropriation and Budget has scheduled a Public Hearing to receive testimony on the “The Operation of the Virgin Islands Lottery and the status of Outstanding Monies owed the Virgin Islands Government Invited Testifiers: Mr. Angel Dawson, Jr. Chairman Virgin Islands Lottery Commission Mr. Conrad E. Francois Acting Executive Director Virgin Islands Lottery Honorable Vincent F. Frazer, Esq., Attorney General Virgin Islands Department of Justice Mr. Paul Pacquin, Esq., Assistant Attorney General Virgin Islands Department of Justice Mr. Robert Huckabee III President Southland Gaming Inc. Mr. Shane Gaspard Executive Vice-President Southland Gaming
  • 9. Mr. Arturo Watlington, Jr., Esq. Southland Gaming Date Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Time: 9:00 A.M. Committee: Education Youth and Culture Location: Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room St. Croix Agenda: The Committee on Education, Youth and Culture has scheduled a meeting to consider bill no. 28-0021 Bill No. 28-0021 – An Act authorizing the Governor to establish an agreement with Lincoln Technical Institute to build a technical school in the Virgin Islands Invited Testifiers: Honorable LaVerne Terry, Ed. D Commissioner Virgin Islands Department of Education Honorable Lynn Millin-Maduro Commissioner Virgin Islands Department of Property and Procurement Honorable Robert S. Mathes Commissioner Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources Dr. Lauren Larsen Deputy Commissioner Curriculum and Instruction Virgin Islands Department of Education Mr. Eduardo Corniero State Director Career and Technical Education Virgin Islands Department of Education Mr. Daniel P. McIntosh Chairperson Virgin Islands Career and Technical Education Board Mr. Percival Clouden Chief Executive Officer Economic Development Authority Mrs. Lauritz Mills
  • 10. Director Virgin Islands Bureau of Economic Research Mr. Julito A. Francis Director of Finance and Administration Public Finance Authority Mr. David F. Carney Executive Chairman Lincoln Educational Services Mr. Cesar Riberio Senior Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer Lincoln Educational Services Date Thursday, June 4, 2009 Time: Committee: No committee Meeting Scheduled Location: Agenda: RESERVED FOR CONSTITUTION MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK Date Friday, June 5, 2009 Time: Committee: No Committee Meeting Scheduled Location: Agenda: RESERVED FOR CONSTITUTION MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK