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  • 1.     REVISE I ED     Monda Augus 31, 2009 ay, st Comm mittee: No committee meeting sc cheduled RESERVED FOR CONSTIT R TUENT MEEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK E __________ _____ __________ _________ __________ _________ __________ _________ ____ Tuesd day, Sept tember 01 2009 1, Time: 10:00AM Comm mittee: Special Ses S ssion Called by the Go d overnor Locat tion: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St Thomas t. Agenda a Pursu uant to the provisions of Sectio 7 (a) of t Organi Act of 19 as ame s on the ic 954 ended Specia Session on Governo recomm al o or’s mended am mendments to Act No. 7064 “Governor’s recommended a amendmen to ACT 7 nts 7064”: ame endments to ACT 7064 o 4, providing the Gov vernment o the Virgin Islands to use any po of n ortion of the proceeds to make e overdu payments of prior y ue year obligat payment of all current obligations tions after p s; amend the secti relating to the year in which th debt is r ds ion r he retired: ame the bus end siness day nootice require ement; and correct the wording a to the am d e as mendment o Act 7028 which of 8 was ammended by Act 7060. y
  • 2. Invited Testifiers: Honorable Angel E. Dawson, Jr., Commissioner Department of Finance Mr. Julito A. Francis Director of Finance & Administration V.I. Public Finance Authority Ms. Debra E. Gottlieb Director Office of Management & Budget Honorable Claudette J. Watson-Anderson Director Bureau of Internal Revenue Ms Bernadett Williams Tax Assessor Office of the Governor Mr. Nathan Simmonds Senior Policy Advisor Office of the Governor Ms. Patricia Goins Hawkins Delafield & Administration V.I. Public Finance Authority’s bond Counsel __________________________________________________________ Time: 6:00 PM Committee: of the Whole Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda The Twenty-Eighth Legislature will convened a Committee of the Whole hearing on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 6:00 pm on the Island of St. Thomas The purpose is to hear testimony on Bill 28-0138, the Community Development Block Grant legislation, for the proposed projects in the St. Thomas/St. John District, as
  • 3. described: Bill 28-0138: “To approve the projects to be funded with the 2009 Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and to consider granting VIHFA authority to re-program monies not utilized within time frames set by law or agreement.” Invited Testifiers: ST. THOMAS PROPOSED RECIPIENTS: Ms. Shirley Joseph, Executive Director, VI Resource Center for the Disabled, Inc Dr. Elise Warner, Program Coordinator, Wesley Methodist Church St. Thomas/St. John Circuit, Inc. Ms. Rosalia Ruan, Director, UVI Upward Bound St. Thomas Campus Irose Payne-Chalon, Program Coordinator, St. Andrews Seek & Serve Outreach, Inc. Mr. Myron Jackson, President, We From Upstreet, Inc. Ms. Arlene Chawell, President/Founder, Helping Young People Excell, Inc. (HYPE) Irma Hodge, Virgin Islands Housing Authority, Director of Public Relations Ms. Sarah Connell, Public Relation Officer, Long Path Garden Street Association, Inc. Ms. Sandra Hodge, Benjamin, Executive Director, Family Resource Center, Inc. Mr. Louise O. Petersen, Executive Director, Methodist Training & Outreach Center, Inc. ____________________________________________________________________ Wednesday, September 02, 2009 Committee: No committee meeting scheduled RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK __________________________________________________________________ Thursday, September 03, 2009 Committee: No committee meeting scheduled RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK __________________________________________________________________
  • 4. Friday, September 4, 2009 Time: 10:00AM Committee: Health Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda The Committee on Health will receive testimony relative to the following agenda item: 10:00AM – 2:00PM Preliminary discussions on the ratification of the Group Medical Health Insurance Agreement between the Government of the Virgin Islands, through the Health Insurance Board of Trustees, the University of the Virgin Islands, the St. Thomas East End Medical Center Corporation and the Frederiksted Health Care, Inc., and Connecticut General Life Insurance Company. Invited Testifiers Mr. John Abramson, Jr. Chairman Government Employees Services Commission Mr. Andrew D. Crooke President/General Manager CIGNA Health Care Florida Honorable Angel Dawson, Jr. Commissioner Department of Finance Ms. Deborah Gottlieb Director Office of Management and Budget
  • 5. Monday, September 7, 2009 HOLIDAY LABOR DAY ____________________________________________________________________ Tuesday, September 8, 2009 Time: 9:00 AM Committee: Appropriations and Budget Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda The Committee on Appropriations and Budget has scheduled a meeting to consider the following Lease agreement and Budget Bills. Lease Agreement between the Government of the Virgin Islands and Frederiksted Health Care, Inc. Invited Testifiers: Honorable Lynn A. Millin-Maduro, Esq. Commissioner Department of Property & Procurement Mrs. Masserae Sprauve-Webster Director Frederiksted Health Center, Inc. Bill No. 28-0109 – An Act for the operation of the Government of the Virgin Islands during the fiscal year October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010 (Proposed by: Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor) Bill No. 28-0110 – An Act appropriating monies from the Antilitter and Beautification Fund to the Waste Management Agency for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010 (Proposed by: Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor)
  • 6. Bill No. 28-0111 – An Act providing an appropriation for operating expenses of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles of the Government of the Virgin Islands during the fiscal year October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010 (Proposed by: Senator Louis Patrick Hill Request by the Governor) Bill No. 28-0112 – An Act providing an appropriation for operating expenses of the Business and Commercial Properties Revolving Fund of the Government of the Virgin Islands during the fiscal year October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010 (Proposed by Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor) Bill No. 28-0113 – An Act providing an appropriation from the Caribbean Basin Initiative Fund for fiscal year October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009 (Proposed by: Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor) Bill No. 28-0114 – An Act appropriating funds from the Government Insurance Fund for operating expenses of the Department of Finance and the Department of Labor for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010 (Proposed by: Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor) Bill No. 28-0115 - An Act providing for the lump sum appropriation from the Health Revolving Fund for fiscal year October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010 (Proposed by: Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor) Bill No. 28-0116 – An Act providing for the lump sum appropriation from the Indirect Cost Fund for salaries, operating expenses and for other purposes, of the Office of Management and Budget, the Division of Personnel, the Department of Property and Procurement and the Department of Finance for the fiscal year October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010 (Proposed by: Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor) Bill No. 28-0117 – An Act appropriating the sum of $1,000,000 from the Interest Revenue Fund as a contribution to the General fund for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010 (Proposed by: Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor) Bill No. 28-0118 – An Act providing appropriations from the Internal Revenue Matching Fund for the fiscal year October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010 (Proposed by: Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor) Bill No. 28-0119 – An Act providing for the operating expenses of the Public Employees Relations Board and the Labor Management Committee for fiscal year October 1, 2009, to September 30, 2010 (Proposed by: Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor) Bill No. 28-0120 – An Act appropriating funds to the Public Services Commission for the fiscal year October 1, 2009, to September 30, 2010, for operating expenses (Proposed by: Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor)
  • 7. Bill No. 28-0121 - An Act providing an appropriation for operating expenses of the Waste Management Authority from the Sewage System Fund of the Government of the Virgin Islands during the fiscal year October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010 (Proposed by: Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor) Bill No. 28-0122 – An Act appropriating the sum of $2,000,000 from the Internal Revenue Matching Fund as a contribution to the St. Croix Capital Improvement Fund for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010 (Proposed by: Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor) Bill No. 28-0123 – An Act providing an appropriation for operating expenses of the Department of Public Works and the Waste Management Agency from the St. John Capital Improvement Fund of the Government of the Virgin Islands during the fiscal year October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010 (Proposed by: Senator Patrick Hill by the Governor) Bill No. 28-0124 – An Act providing an appropriation from the Tourism Advertisement Revolving Fund to the Office of the Governor, the Virgin Islands Police Department, the Department of Public Works, the Virgin Islands Waste Management Agency and the Department of Tourism during the fiscal year October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010 (Proposed by: Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor) Bill No. 28-0125 – An Act appropriating the sum of $23,500,000 from the Transportation Trust Fund as a contribution to the General Fund for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010 Proposed by: Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor (Assigned to the Committee on Appropriations and Budget) Bill No. 28-0126 – An Act appropriating monies for salaries, expenses and programs of the University of the Virgin Islands for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010 (Proposed by: Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor) Bill No. 28-0127 - An Act appropriating the sum of $4,793,261 from the General Fund to WTJX Public Television System for fiscal year September 30, 2010 Proposed by: (Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor) Bill No. 28-0128 – An Act appropriating funds to the Virgin Islands Taxicab Commissions for the fiscal year ending October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010 for operating expenses Proposed by: (Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor) Bill No. 28-0129 - An Act amending various provisions of the Virgin Islands Code in light of the severe financial constraints imposed on the Government of the Virgin Islands by the continuing international economic recession (Proposed by: Senator Louis Patrick Hill by Request of the Governor)
  • 8. Wednesday, September 9, 2009 Time: 6:00 PM Committee: of the Whole Location: Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix Agenda The Twenty-Eighth Legislature will convened a Committee of the Whole hearing on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 6:00 pm on the Island of St. Croix The purpose is to hear testimony on Bill 28-0138, the Community Development Block Grant legislation, for the proposed projects in the St Croix District, as described: Bill 28-0138: “To approve the projects to be funded with the 2009 Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and to consider granting VIHFA authority to re-program monies not utilized within time frames set by law or agreement.” Invited Testifiers: ST. CROIX PROPOSED RECIPIENTS: Ms. Mona L. Barnes, Director, Holy Ghost Deliverance Ministries, Inc. Carolyn Hawkins, Director, Garden School Inc. Ms. Beverly Gilbert, Program Coordinator, F’sted Baptist Church-Braidges After- School Ms. Harriet Williams, Operation Manager, Helping Children Work, Inc. Ms. Judy E. Bain, Program Director/CEO, Ten Thousands Helpers of St. Croix Irma Hodge, Virgin Islands Housing Authority, Director of Public Relations Ms. Mary Mingus, Co-Director, Women’s Coalition of St. Croix Mr. Kendall Tutein, Vice President, VI Partners in Recovery (Village) Mr. Luis Alicea, President, Arma Pavie Sports Club
  • 9. Thursday, September 10, 2009 Committee: No committee meeting scheduled RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK __________________________________________________________________ Friday, September 11, 2009 Time: 10:00AM Committee: Health Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Bill No. 28-0005, An Act amending title 27 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 1, subchapter II, section 34, to require doctors and physicians to disclose any financial ownership or interest in any medical laboratory within or outside the Virgin Islands and from referring patients to a laboratory in which they have a financial interest. INVITED TESTIFIERS The Honorable Julia Sheen-Aaron Acting Commissioner Department of Health Ms. Cynthia Burt President Doctor’s Clinical Laboratory
  • 10.    DFREEMAN  Ms. Jessica Coursey       DFREEMAN  Manager St. Croix Clinical Laboratory Ms. Susan Cranston President Cranston Dotin Biomedical Laboratory Ms. Deborah Davis President Community Medical Laboratory Ms. Kit-Alia Freeman Medical Technologist/Laboratory Manager Havensight Medical Laboratory Ms. Flerida Jimmenez Manager USVI Clinical Laboratory Mrs. Claudette Young-Hinds Manager Beeston Hill Clinical Laboratory Bill No. 28-0041, An Act amending title 34 Virgin Islands Code chapter 2, requiring electronic prescribing by all Virgin Islands’ physicians consistent with the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. INVITED TESTIFIERS The Honorable Julia Sheen-Aaron Acting Commissioner Department of Health Ms. Iris Bermudez, BSW, MSed Acting Director Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • 11. Ms. Susanna Brin, R. Ph.D.    DFREEMAN  Chairperson Virgin Islands Board of Pharmacy Dr. Cora Christian President Virgin Islands Medical Institute, Inc. Dr. Raymond Cintron President Virgin Islands Medical Society Mr. Rueben Molloy Vice President, Ancillary Services Information Technology Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center Dr. Frank Odlum President Virgin Islands Board of Medical Examiners Ms. Rena Sarauw Coordinator VI Medicare and SHIP Program Dr. Ruth Watson Medical Director Schneider Regional Medical Center 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM LUNCH 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Bill No. 28-0071, An Act amending title 23 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 12, to enact the Virgin Islands Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act.
  • 12. INVITED TESTIFIERS    DFREEMAN  The Honorable Julia Sheen-Aaron Acting Commissioner Department of Health Clarice Blake American Red Cross Attorney Tom Bolt Chairman Uniform Law Commission, VI The Honorable Albert Bryan, Jr. Commissioner Department of Labor Mr. David English NCCUSL Uniform Law Commission Mr. Efrain Feliciano President St. Thomas Rescue Ms. Christine Jordan President St. John Rescue Renaldo Rivera Adjutant General Virgin Islands National Guard Mark Walters State Director VITEMA Bill No. 28-0085, An Act amending title 19 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 20, to establish the Virgin Islands Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
  • 13. INVITED TESTIFIERS The Honorable Julia Sheen-Aaron Acting Commissioner Department of Health Mr. David English NCCUSL Uniform Law Commission Dr. Kendall Griffith Medical Director Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center Ms. Elizabeth J. Harris Interim President/CEO Schneider Regional Medical Center Ms. Darice Plaskett Interim CEO Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center Ms. Lillian Sutherland Territorial Program Coordinator MOTTEP® of the US Virgin Islands Ms. Marien Saade Executive Director LifeLink Foundation Ms. Maresa Boneta Representative LifeLink Foundation Mr. Arnaldo Mignucci-Giannoni Mignucci-Giannoni Law Offices/LifeLink Foundation