REVISED 


Monday Septemb 28, 200
     y,      ber     09
Time:         10:00 AM
Commit
     ttee:     Legis
             ...
Mr. Kenneth Hermon Jr., PHR
Director
Division of Personnel

Ms. Maureen Venzen
Chief, Group Health Insurance
Division of P...
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Time:            10:00 AM
Committee:      Labor and Agriculture
Location:      Frits E. Lawaet...
Mr. Conrad Knowles                              Victor Browne
Director of Training and Exercise               Director
Vir...
Invited Testifiers:

Honorable Gregory Francis                        Mrs. Wilma Hart-Smith
Executive Director            ...
All members of the Virgin Islands Lottery Commission
3:30 pm
Bill No. 28-0106 – An Act amending title 9 V.I.C., t o adopt ...
Mr. Bill Lambert                                      Mr. Matthew Nelthop,
President                                      ...
Ms. Deborah Adams-Gonzalez                        Ms. Vernelle deLagarde
President                                        ...
To discuss the contract between the St. Croix Firefighters’ Union and the
Government of the Virgin Islands, and any other ...
To Be Announced

____________________________________________________________________

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Time:     ...
Location:    Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas

The Twenty-Eighth Legislature will convened in Committee of the...
Agenda

The Committee on Education, Youth and Culture is holding a series of school inspections and
assessments in the Vir...
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This Week\'s Legislative Calendar (weekending 100209).

AGENDA:

onday, September 28

0 a.m.
arle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
ommittee of the Whole
genda:
he 28th Legislature will convene in Legislative Session to discuss renewal of the Group Medical Health Insurance Agreement and Group Life, Death and Dismemberment Insurance Agreement.
ill No. 28-0160 – An Act to repeal Title 22 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 9, requiring that health and dental insurance carriers conducting business in the V.I. maintain claim reserve funds in a V.I. banking institution and waive the provisions 3 V.I.C., chapter 633(b) to permit the health Insurance Board of Trustees to invite proposals from interested and qualified insurers desiring to provide life insurance coverage to the Government of the Virgin Islands
ill No. 28-0161 – To ratify the Third Renewal of the Group Medical Health Insurance Agreement and the Agreement for Group Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance between the Government of the Virgin Islands through the Health Insurance Board of Trustees, the V.I. Port Authority, the University of the Virgin Islands, the St. Thomas East End Medical Center Corporation and Frederiksted Health Care Inc., and Connecticut General Life Insurance Company
uesday, September 29
:30 a.m.
rits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix
ommittee on Labor and Agriculture
genda:
he committee will convene a hearing to conduct a “Mock Committee Hearing” and to receive testimony on Bill No. 28-0090 and Bill No. 28-0103
:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
ock Committee Meeting
epartment of Labor: St. Croix Labor Management Committee
articipants to include the Committee on Labor and Agriculture members, Department of Labor Executive Staff and St. Croix High School Seniors
p.m.
ill No. 28-0090 – An Act amending Title 24 Virgin Islands Code, section 282, extending Workers Compensation coverage to Water Island Search and Rescue Inc., Community Emergency Response Team and Radio Volunteers who provide assistance in times of emergency; and amending Title 27 V.I.C. relating to coverage of the “Good Samaritan” immunity non-profit groups who many receive reimbursement operating expenses by grant or donation.
ill No. 28-0103 - An Act amending Title 24 V.I.C., section 282 relating to extension of Workers Compensation benefits to members of the St. Thomas Rescue Inc., St. Croix Rescue Inc., St. John Rescue Inc. and Virgin Islands-licensed EMTs and EMT trainees
ednesday, September 30
0 a.m.
rits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix
ommittee on Financial Services, Infrastructure and Consumer Affairs
genda:
he committee will meet to receive testimony on the following bills:
ill No. 28-0091 – An Act amending Title 33 V.I.C., chapter 111, to establish the Single Payer Utility Fund
ill No. 28-0092 – An Act amending Title 28 V.I.C., by adding chapter 8 to enact the Virgin Islands Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
ill No. 28-0098 – An Act amending Title 33 V.I.C., chapter 111, to establish the Territorial Active Military Service Revolving Fund
ill No. 28-0099 – An Act amending Title 32 V.I.C., chapter 13, section 244 (b) to allow members of the Lottery Commission whose terms have expired to serve until a successor has been appointed and confirmed.
ill No. 28-0105 – An Act to establish an amnesty from interest on penalties for delinquent gross receipt taxes through August 1, 2009
hursday, October 1
:30 a.m.
arle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
ommittee on Appropriations and Budget
genda:
ill No. 28-0035 – An Act amending 33 V.I.C. as it relates to the Virgin Islands Highway Users Tax
ill No. 28-0039 – An Act amending Title 3 V.I.C., chapter 5, section 72, to allow senior citizens and persons with disabilities to make payment on any debt owed to the government at any government department or agency where there is a bonded cashier.
ill No. 28-0068 – An Act appropriating $500,000 to the Department of Educ

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Legislative Calendar Weekending 100209

  1. 1. REVISED  Monday Septemb 28, 200 y, ber 09 Time: 10:00 AM Commit ttee: Legis slative Sessi ion Location n: Earl B. Ottley Legislative H St. Tho le Hall, omas Agenda The Twenty-Eighth Legislatur will conv h re vened in L Legislative S Session to d discuss the following item: g Renewa of Group Medical Health In al p nsurance Aggreement a and Group Life and p Accident Death an Dismemb tal nd berment Ins surance Agreement Bill No. 28-0160 – An Act to repeal 22 V.I.C.§ 9 requiri . § ing that health and dental insurance carriers conductin busine e ng ess in the Virgin Is e slands to maintain claim re eserve funds in a Virgin Island banking institutio and to ds g on waive th provisio 3 V.I.C §633(b) t permit t Health Insurance Board of he ons C. to the e Trustee to invite proposals from int es e terested an qualifie insurers desiring nd ed s to provi life insurance cov ide verage to t Govern the nment of th Virgin Is he slands Bill No. 28-0161 - To ratify the Third Renewal of the Gro . oup Medic Health cal Insuran nce Agreem ment and the Agre eement for Group L r Life and AAccidental Death aand Dismem mberment Insurance between the Gover e rnment of t Virgin the Islands through the Health Insurance Board of Trustees the Virgi Islands t e f s, in Port Auuthority, the Universi of the V ity Virgin Islan nds, the St Thomas East End t. Medical Center Corporatio and th Frederik l C on, he ksted Heaalth Care, Inc., and Connec cticut Gene Life Ins eral surance Company Invited T Testifiers: Mr. Joh Abramso Jr., hn on Chairperson GESC Health Insuran Board of Trustees nce 1
  2. 2. Mr. Kenneth Hermon Jr., PHR Director Division of Personnel Ms. Maureen Venzen Chief, Group Health Insurance Division of Personnel Attorney Paul Pacquin Assistant Attorney General Mr. Stephen Burrows GESC Board Consultant Buck Consultants Mr. Andrew Crooks Regional Vice-President Southeast Region CIGNA Healthcare Attorney Kenneth T. Bowden II Assistant Chief Counsel CIGNA Healthcare Ms. Dorothy Ann Callahan Client Services Manager CIGNA Healthcare Mr. James M. Viola Sales Manager CIGNA Healthcare Ms. Clemmie Moses Vice-Chair GESC Health Insurance Board of Trustees Ms. Joyce Wensel-Bailey Board Member GESC Health Insurance Board of Trustees Ms. Yolander Samuel-Deterville Board Member GESC Health Insurance Board of Trustees Mr. Andre´ Dorsey Board Member GESC Health Insurance Board of Trustees _________________________________________________________________ 2
  3. 3. Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Time: 10:00 AM Committee: Labor and Agriculture Location: Frits E. Lawaetz Conference Room, St. Croix Agenda The Committee on Labor and Agriculture will convene a hearing to conduct a “Mock Committee Meeting and to receive testimony on Bill No. 28-0090 and Bill No. 28-0103 9:30 am to 12:30 pm “Mock Committee Meeting” Department of Labor: St. Croix Labor Management Committee Participants to include Committee on Labor and Agriculture members, Department of labor Executive Staff and St. Croix high School Seniors 2:00 pm Bill No. 28-0090 – An Act amending title 24 Virgin Islands Code section 282 extending Workers Compensation coverage to Water Islands Search and Rescue, Inc., Community Emergency Response Team and Radio Volunteers who provide assistance in times of emergency; and amending title 27 Virgin Islands Code section 42 relating coverage of the “Good Samaritan” immunity non-profit groups who may receive reimbursement operating expenses by grant or donation Bill No. 28-0103 - An Act amending title 24 Virgin Islands, section 282 relating to extension of Workers Compensation benefits to members of the St. Thomas Rescue, Inc., St. Croix Rescue, Inc., St. John Rescue, Inc., Virgin Islands-licensed EMTs and EMT trainees Invited Testifiers: Honorable Albert Bryan, Jr., Honorable Julia Sheen Commissioner Commissioner Department of Labor Department of Human Services Ms .Wanda Morris Dr. Selwyn Mahon Director Medical Director Workers Compensation EMS, SRMC Department of Labor St. Thomas/St. John Mr. Kevin Hodge Mr. Alex Williams Director of Health Preparedness Office Director of EMS, SRMC Department of Health St. Thomas Ms. Angela Espinosa Mr. Mark Walters Director of EMS State Director Juan F. Luis Hospital Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency 3
  4. 4. Mr. Conrad Knowles Victor Browne Director of Training and Exercise Director Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Virgin Islands Fire Services Management Agency Mr. Gregory Richards Ms. Christine Jordan Chief President St. Croix Rescue, Inc. St. John Rescue, Inc. Mr. Efraim J. Feliciano Mr. Tom McCoy President President St. Thomas Rescue, Inc Water Island Search & Rescue Mr. John Elis Mr. Al Rymsha Radio Amateur Civil Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) Emergency Service (RACES) St. Croix, Virgin Islands St. Croix, Virgin Islands __________________________________________________________________ Wednesday, September 30, 2009 Time: 10:00 AM Committee: Financial Services, Infrastructure and Consumer Affairs Location: Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix Agenda The Committee on Financial Services, Infrastructure and Consumer Affairs has scheduled a committee meeting to receive testimony on the following bills: Bill No. 28-0091 - An Act amending V.I.C., 33 chapter 111, to establish the “Single payer Utility Fund” Invited Testifiers: Honorable LaVerne Terry Honorable Angel Dawson Commissioner Commissioner Department of Education Department of Finance Ms. Debra Gottlieb Mr. Darice Plaskett Director Acting Chief Executive Officer Office of Management & Budget Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital Mr. Hugo Hodge Executive Director Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority Bill No. 28-0092 – An Act amending 28 V.I.C., by adding chapter 8 to enact the Virgin Islands Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act 4
  5. 5. Invited Testifiers: Honorable Gregory Francis Mrs. Wilma Hart-Smith Executive Director District Director Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority St. Thomas/St. John Recorder of Deeds Ms. Althea Pedro Tom Bolt, Esq., District Director Chairman St. Croix Recorder of Deeds Uniform Law Commission Ms. Valarie Pigott Chief Executive Officer Virgin Islands Territorial Association of Realtors 11:30 am Bill No. 28-0098 – An Act amending 33 V.I.C., chapter 111, to establish the “Territorial Active Military Service Revolving Fund” Invited Testifiers: Honorable Angel Dawson Honorable Novell Francis, Jr. Commissioner Commissioner Department of Finance Virgin Islands Police Department Honorable Renaldo Rivera Ms. Debra Gottlieb Adjutant General Director Virgin Islands National Guard Office of Management and Budget Bill No. 28-0105 – An Act to establish an amnesty from interest on penalties for delinquent gross receipt taxes through August 1, 2009 Invited Testifier: Honorable Claudette Watson-Anderson Director Bureau of Internal Revenue 2:30 pm Bill No. 28-0099 – An Act amending title 32 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 13,section 244 (b) to allow members of the Lottery Commission whose term has expired to serve until a successor has been appointed and confirmed Invited Testifiers: Honorable Vincent Frazer. Esq., Mr. Conrad Francois Attorney General Executive Director Virgin Island Department of Justice Virgin Island Lottery 5
  6. 6. All members of the Virgin Islands Lottery Commission 3:30 pm Bill No. 28-0106 – An Act amending title 9 V.I.C., t o adopt the S.A.F.E. Licensing Act of the Virgin Islands Invited Testifiers: Mr. David Hall Mr. Robert Graham President Executive Director University of the Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Housing Authority Honorable Claudette Watson Anderson Mr. Jim Hodge Director Owner Bureau of Internal Revenue Allied Mortgage Mr. Clifford Graham Mr. Cassan Pancham Executive Director Executive Vice-President Housing Finance Authority First Bank Mr. Lawrence Aqui Mr. Valentino I. McBean Vice-President Senior Vice-President Bank of Nova Scotia Banco Popular Mr. Rick O’ Bynachow Owner First Liberty Mortgage _________________________________________________________________ Thursday, October 1, 2009 Time: 9:30 AM Committee: Appropriation and Budget Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda Bill No. 28-0035 – An Act amending 33 V.I.C. as it relates to the Virgin Islands’ Highway User’s Tax Invited Testifiers: Honorable Claudette J. Watson-Anderson, CPA, Mr. Bevin Smith, Jr., Director Director Bureau of Internal Revenue Virgin Islands Energy Office Ms. Linda Hendricks, Ms. Sandy James Sales Manager Sales Manager Hendricks International Toyota of St. Croix 6
  7. 7. Mr. Bill Lambert Mr. Matthew Nelthop, President Sales Manager Caribbean Auto Mart Toyota of St. Thomas Bill No. 28-0039 – An Act amending title 3 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 5, section 72 to allow senior citizens and persons with disabilities to make payment on any debt owed to the government at any government department or agency where there is a bonded cashier. Invited Testifiers: Honorable Angel E. Dawson, Jr., Honorable Christopher E. Finch Commissioner Commissioner Department of Finance Department of Human Services Bill No. 28-0068 – An Act appropriating $500,000 to the Department of Education to evaluate and establish pre-kindergarten education in the in the Virgin Islands, and for other purposes. Invited Testifiers: Honorable La Verne Terry, Ed.D., Ms. Carol O. Henneman Commissioner Executive Director Department of Education Virgin Islands Board of Education Honorable Christopher E. Finch Commissioner Department of Human Services Bill No. 28-0146 – An Act to establish the Public School Maintenance and Repair Fund and the funding therefore Invited Testifiers: Honorable Darryl A. Smalls Honorable La Verne Terry, Ed.D Commissioner Commissioner Department of Public Works Department of Education Ms. Winona A. Hendricks Ms. Carol O. Henneman Chairperson Executive Director Virgin Islands Board of Education Virgin Islands Board of Education Mr. Garry Molloy Mrs. Jeanette Smith-Barry Insular Superintendent of Schools Insular Superintendent of Schools St. Croix District St. Thomas/St. John District 7
  8. 8. Ms. Deborah Adams-Gonzalez Ms. Vernelle deLagarde President President VI Parents, Teachers, American Federation of Teachers Students Association, Inc. Local 1825 Mr. Tyrone Molyneaux Presidents American Federation of Teachers Local 1826 _________________________________________________________________ Friday, October 2, 2009 Time: 10:00 AM Committee: Public Safety, Homeland and Security Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda The Committee on Public Safety, Homeland Security and Justice has scheduled a committee meeting to discuss the following contracts. To discuss the contract between the Law Enforcement Supervisor’s union and the Government of the Virgin Islands, and any other current issues Invited Testifiers: Lieutenant Joseph A. Gumbs President Law Enforcement Supervisors’ Union (STT/STJ) Sergeant Robert Matthews President Law Enforcement Supervisors’ (STX) To discuss the contract between the Police Benevolence Association and the Government of the Virgin Islands, and any other current issues Invited Testifiers: Mr. Arthur Joseph President Police Benevolence Association, St. Croix Mr. David Liburd President Police Benevolence Association, St. Thomas 8
  9. 9. To discuss the contract between the St. Croix Firefighters’ Union and the Government of the Virgin Islands, and any other current issues Invited Testifiers: Mr. Roberto Ramos President St. Croix Firefighters’ Union Local 2832 Mr. Andre Dorsey President International Association of Firefighters’ Union Sergeant Clifford Joseph Co-President St. Croix Firefighters’ Union Local 3117 Open Invitation: Honorable Novelle Francis, Jr., Mr. Victor Browne Commissioner Director Virgin Islands Police Department Virgin Island Fire Services __________________________________________________________________ Monday, October 5, 2009 Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Committee: Education, Youth and Culture Location: St John, Virgin Islands Agenda The Committee on Education, Youth and Culture is holding a series of school inspections and assessments in the Virgin Islands territorial schools ___________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday, October 6, 2009 Time: 9:30 AM Committee: Appropriations and Budget Location: Frits E. Lawatez Legislative conference Room, St. Croix Agenda 9
  10. 10. To Be Announced ____________________________________________________________________ Tuesday, October 6, 2009 Time: 6:00 PM Committee: Labor and Agriculture (Town Hall Meeting) Location: University of the Virgin Islands Cafeteria Agenda The topic of discussion is “The Effects of the GERS Reform Legislation on the Government of the Virgin Islands Labor Force” Invited to Participate: Mr. Austin Nibbs, CPA GERS Administrator The Benefit Administrator Legal Counsel Key members of his Senior Staff ____________________________________________________________________ Wednesday, October 7, 2007 Time: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Committee: Education, Youth and Culture Location: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Agenda The Committee on Education, Youth and Culture is holding a series of school inspections and assessments in the Virgin Islands territorial schools _____________________________________________________________________________ Wednesday, October 7, 2007 Time: 6:00 PM Committee: Committee of the Whole 10
  11. 11. Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas The Twenty-Eighth Legislature will convened in Committee of the Whole Zoning Hearing to receive testimony on the following zoning applications: Frydenhoj Heights, LLC (John P. Woods – Principal) – To rezone Parcel No. 5-3, Estate Frydenhoj, No. 3 Red Hook Quarter, St. Thomas from R-2 (Residential-Low Density, One and Two Family) to B-3 (Business – Scattered) Purpose: For the construction of three buildings for retail, offices (general professional) and parking Harthman Leasing II, LLLP – To rezone Parcels Nos. 28-5 and 28-6, Estate Charlotte Amalie, No. 3 New Quarter, St. Thomas from A-1 (Agricultural) to I-1 (Heavy – Industry) Purpose: To allow for crushed and broken stone, manufacture and storage and expansion of the existing quarry C & N Holding (Havencrest) (Nick Pourzal – President) – To rezone Parcel No. 1- 68A, Estate Bakkeroe, No. 5 Frenchman’s Bay Quarter, St. Thomas from R-2 (Residential – Low Density, One and Two Family) to R-3 (Residential –Medium Density) with use variance for office (professional) Purpose: For a convenience store and spa _____________________________________________________________________________ Thursday, October 8, 2009 Time: 10:00 AM Committee: Rules and Judiciary Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda TO BE ANNOUNCED Friday, October 9, 2009 Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm Committee: Education, Youth and Culture Location: St. Croix, Virgin Islands 11
  12. 12. Agenda The Committee on Education, Youth and Culture is holding a series of school inspections and assessments in the Virgin Islands territorial schools Friday, October 9, 2009 Time: 6:00 PM Committee: Committee of the Whole Location: Fritz E. Lawaetz, Conference Room, St. Croix The Twenty-Eighth Legislature will convened in Committee of the Whole Zoning Hearing to receive testimony on the following zoning applications: Pablo O’Neill & Nieves E. O’Neill (Ann C. O’Neill) – Request for an amendment to District Map of St. Croix to rezone Plot No. 11-B King Cross Street, Christiansted, St. Croix from R-4 (Residential - Medium Density) to B-3 (Business – Scattered) Purpose: In order to operate an accounting firm Mona L. Barnes - Request for an amendment to District Zoning Map of St. Croix to rezone Plot No. 1 Estate Grange Hill, Company Quarter, St. Croix from R-1 (Residential – Low Density) to B-3 (Business – Scattered) Purpose: In order to develop several small businesses and dwelling units 1845 Corporation (Theodore Cohen – Authorized Agent) – Request for an amendment to District Zoning Map of St. Croix to rezone Plots nos. 341, 342, 343 and 344 Estate Enfield Green, Prince Quarter, St. Croix from R-3 (Residential – Medium Density) to B-3 (Business – Scattered ) Purpose: In order to allow for the development of a neighborhood business center (a convenience shopping center with an automobile service (gas station) 12

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