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REVISED Monday, February 18, 2013

HOLIDAY (Presidents Day) ______________________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Time: Committee: Location: 9:00 A.M. Finance
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Agenda

The Committee on Finance has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of considering the following items: 1. To receive an update on revenue collections, financial projections, new cost cutting and/or saving measures and a complete financial picture of the fiscal condition of the Government of the Virgin Islands from the Governors Financial Team Invited Testifiers: Mr. Delbert Hewitt Chief of Operation Operations of the Lieutenant Governor Honorable Angel E. Dawson, Jr. Commissioner Department of Finance Acting Director, Finance and Administration Public Finance Authority

Ms. Debra E. Gottlieb Director Office of Management and Budget Mr. Valdemar A. Hill, Jr., Ph.D Chief Negotiator Office of Collective Bargaining Mr. Wharton H. Berger Director Bureau of Economic Research Honorable Darryl Smalls Commissioner Department of Public Works

Mrs. Claudette Watson-Anderson, CPA Director Bureau of Internal Revenue Mr. Kenneth L. Hermon, PHR Director Division of Personnel Mr. Ira Mills Tax Assessor Office of the Tax Assessor

2. Contract of Sale between the Government of the Virgin Islands acting through the Department of Property and Procurement and Phyllis Nehlsen, Trustee of the Trust Agreement of Phyllis M. Saunders Honorable Lynn Millin Maduro Commissioner Department of Property and Procurement 3. Ms. Phyllis Nehlsen Trustee of the Trust Agreement of Phyllis M. Saunders

Contract of Sale between the Government of the Virgin Islands acting through the Department of Property and Procurement and Mark Imowitz, as Co-Trustee of the Patti Birch 1991 Trust u/d/t dated June 20, 1991 as amended and restated

Invited Testifiers: Honorable Lynn Millin Maduro Commissioner Department of Property and Procurement Mr. Mark Imowitz Co-Trustee of the Patti Birch 1991 Trust c/o Duensing, Casner, Dollison & Fitzsimmons

____________________________________________________________________________________ Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Time: Committee: Location: 10:00 A.M. Culture, Historic Preservation, Youth & Recreation
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Agenda

T he Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation, Youth and Recreation has scheduled a committee meeting to review the Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums under the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. The focus will be on ongoing projects, future plans, and critical issues, such as the ways in which recent budget cuts have affected programs.

10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Department of Planning & Natural Resources Division of Libraries Friends of the St. Thomas Public Libraries Friends of the St. Croix Public Libraries Friends of Elaine I. Sprauve Library Lorraine Baa, representative of the Baa Family Testifiers from the General Public Archives Museums Testifiers from the General Public

11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

Invited Testifiers: Honorable Alicia Barnes Commissioner Department of Planning & Natural Resources and representatives Mrs. Judy King-Edmeade President Friends of the St. Thomas Public Libraries Mr. Chirag Vyas Co-President Friends of Elaine I. Sprauve Library Honorable Darryl Smalls Commissioner Department of Public Works or representatives Mrs. Celeste Knight-Lang President Friends of the St. Croix Libraries Mr. Kevin Chipman Co-President Friends of Elaine I. Sprauve Library

Ms. Claudette Lewis Ms. Lorraine Baa Former Assistant Commissioner Representative of the Baa Family Department of Planning & Natural Resources ________________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday, February 21, 2013

Time: Committee: Location:

9:00 A.M. Health, Hospitals, Human Services & Veterans Affairs


Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Agenda

The Committee on Health, Hospital, Human Services and Veterans Affairs has scheduled a meeting to receive testimony on the following: 1. To receive the findings of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services pertaining to the shortcomings of the Schneider Regional Medical Center and the corrective actions being taken to rectify the issues cited. 2. To take testimony from the Commissioner of Health on the dengue cases in the Virgin Islands, the local impact of the recent stateside influenza epidemic and the state of the Mental Health Division. Invited Testifiers: Mr. Cornel Williams Chairman St. Thomas/St. John District Governing Board Schneider Regional Medical Center Ms. Angela Rennalls-Atkinson Interim CEO Schneider Regional Medical Center Ms. Lynn Millin Maduro Chairperson Territorial Hospital Board

Ms. Darice S. Plaskett Commissioner Department of Health

_________________________________________________________________________________________ Friday, February 22, 2013 Time: Committee: Location: 10:00 A.M. Energy and Environmental Protection
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Agenda

T he Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection has scheduled a committee hearing to conduct an Assessment on the Status of Energy in the Territory and further, to discuss proposed legislation that has the potential to reduce the impact of the WAPA energy crisis. Invited Testifiers: Mr. Hugo V. Hodge, Jr. Executive Director Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority Mr. Basil Ottley Virgin Islands Field Representative for the Office of Insular Affairs United States Department of Interior Mr. Mark Eckard President St. Croix Chamber of Commerce Mr. Patrick A. Nugent Member St. Croix Chamber of Commerce Mr. Aaron Willis Owner The Fish Trap St. John, Virgin Islands Mr. Karl Knight Executive Director Virgin Islands Energy Office Mr. Wharton H. Berger Director Bureau of Economic Research Ms. Kimberly M. McCollum Member St. Croix Chamber of Commerce Mr. Joseph Aubain Executive Director St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce Mr. Gustav A. James Engineer Special Spaces Inc. St.Croix, Virgin Islands Mr. Jim Madden Independent Consultant Associate Georgetown Consulting Group

Mr. Larry R. Gawlick Independent Consultant Associate Georgetown Consulting Group _________________________________________________________________________________________ Monday, February 25, 2013 Time: Committee: Location: 10:00 A.M Education and Workforce Development
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Agenda

The Committee on Education and Workforce Development has scheduled a meeting to receive testimony on the status of education in the territory, and to discuss issues concerns grievance, projects and plans to improve the territorys educational system. Each entity will present their individual perspectives. Invited Testifiers: Mr. Oswin Sewer, Jr Chairman Board of Education Mr. Daniel McIntosh Chairman Virgin Islands Career and Technical Education Board

Ms. Vernelle deLagarde Ms. Rosa Soto-Thomas President President St.Thomas AFT St. Croix AFT ______________________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Time: Committee: Location: 10:00 A.M Economic Development, Agriculture and Planning
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Agenda

The Committee on Economic Development, Agriculture and Planning has scheduled a meeting to discuss challenges that may be hampering business start-ups and their sustainability. Key factors to be addressed are the effects of crime on business, the permitting process, and access to capital. Invited Testifiers: Honorable Beverly Nicholson-Doty Commissioner Department of Tourism Honorable Wayne Biggs, Jr. Commissioner Department of Licensing & Consumer Affairs Mr. Darren Foy Chief of Police St. Thomas/St. John Mr. Percival Couden Asst. Chief Executive Officer Economic Development Authority Ms. Jennifer Nugent-Hill Assistant Executive Director Economic Development Authority Ms. Leonore Dottin State Director Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Mr. James Parris Acting Chief of Police St. Croix ________________________________________________________________________________________ Wednesday, February 27, 2013 RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK _________________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday, February 28, 2013 RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK _________________________________________________________________________________________ Friday, March 1, 2013 RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK