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Monday, Time: Committee:

May 20, 2013 9:00 A.M. Committee on Rules and Judiciary


Chairperson: Sen. Sammuel Sanes Vice-Chairperson: Sen. Diane T. Capehart

Location:

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Agenda The Committee on Rules and Judiciary has scheduled a meeting to consider the following nominations and bill: NOMINEES: Rodney Querrard, Sr. Acting Commissioner Virgin Islands Police Department Reverend Dr. Bentley Thomas Parole Board St. Thomas District

Bill No. 30-0054: An Act to amend title 14, chapter 1, subchapter II, section 14 of the Virgin Islands Code by clarifying the capacity to commit crimes or offences Invited Testifiers: Wayne Anderson, Esq. Chief Deputy Attorney General Department of Justice Monica Williams Carbon, Esq. Counsel to the Attorney General Department of Justice Honorable Vincent Frazer, Esq. Attorney General Department of Justice Bruce Marshack, Esq. Deputy Attorney General Department of Justice

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Tuesday, Time: Committee:

May 21, 2013 9:00 A.M. Finance


Chairperson: Sen. Clifford F. Graham Vice-Chairperson: Sen. Donald G. Cole

Location:

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands


Agenda

The Committee on Finance has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bill: Bill No. 30-0091: An Act amending title 33 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 3, section 57(b) relating to the Marine Terminal Tax INVITED TESTIFIERS:

Honorable Angel E. Dawson, Jr. Commissioner Department of Finance Mr. Carlton Dowe Executive Director Virgin Islands Port Authority

Ms. Debra E. Gottlieb Director Office of Management & Budget

Bill No. 30-0031: An Act amending title 17 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 15 establishing the Virgin Islands Fund for Higher Education INVITED TESTIFIERS:
Dr. David Hall, S.J.D. President University of the Virgin Islands Dr. Linda Thomas Interim Dean of Education University of the Virgin Islands Dr. Judith Edwin Vice-President for Access and Enrollment University of the Virgin Islands Dr. Eustace Esdaille Director Center for Student Success University of the Virgin Islands

Dr. Laverne Ragster President Emerita University of the Virgin Islands Mr. Oswin A. Sewer, Sr. Chairperson Virgin Islands Board of Education

Mrs. Carol OBryan Henneman Executive Director Virgin Islands Board of Education Mr. Conrad E. Francois II Executive Director Virgin Islands Lottery

Mr. Shawn Auguste Mr. Keith Richards Former Member Student Virgin Islands Board of Education University of the Virgin Islands ___________________________________________________________________________________ Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: Committee: 9:00 A.M. Health, Hospitals, Human Services & Veterans Affairs
Chairperson: Sen. Clarence Payne, III Vice-Chairperson: Sen. Kenneth L. Gittens

Location:

Frits E. Lawaetz Conference Room

St. Croix, Virgin Islands Agenda The Committee on Health, Hospitals, Human Services & Veterans Affairs has scheduled a meeting to receive testimony on the financial status of the Juan F. Luis Hospital and to consider the following bills:
1. Bill No. 30-0028: An Act amending title 19 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 7 requiring Congenital Heart

Disease Screening for newborn infants 2. Bill No. 30-0037: An Act amending Virgin Islands Code Title 3, Chapter 23, Section 415; title 24, Chapter 11, Section 251; and title 27 Chapter 1, Subchapter X, relating to the practice of chiropractic medicine INVITED TESTIFIERS: Honorable Darice S. Plaskett, RN, MSA, FACHE Commissioner Department of Health Ms. Kye Walker, Esq. Chairwoman St. Croix District Governing Board

Dr. Kendall Griffith Chief Executive Officer Juan F. Luis Hospital Ms. Juliette Canegata Program Administrator Maternal and Children Health Department of Health Dr. Elizabeth Masiello, D.C. Secretary Virgin Islands Board of Chiropractic Examiners Ms. Angela Schuster Chairwoman V.I. Board of Physical Therapy

Mr. Deepak Bansal Chief Financial Officer Juan F. Luis Hospital Mrs. Deborah Richardson-Peter Director Office of Professional Licensure & Health Planning Department of Health Dr. Frank Odlum, M.D Chairman Virgin Islands Board of Medical Examiners Dr. Malcolm MacDonald, D.C. Legislative Liaison V.I. Chiropractic Society

Dr. Brad Kappel, D.C. Dr. Robert Monokian, D.C. Practicing Chiropractic Physician Practicing Chiropractic Physician ___________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday, May 23, 2013 Time: Committee: 10:00 A.M. Education and Workforce Development
Chairperson: Sen. Donald G. Cole Vice-Chairperson: Sen. Janette Millin Young

Location:

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 following bills: 1. Bill No. 30-0013: An Act amending title 17, chapter 42B to read: Bullying Prevention Education; Gang Resistance Education and Training 2. Bill No. 30-0011: An Act amending 17 V.I.C., chapter 5, relating to education and establishing a dual credit program between the University of the Virgin Islands and the Department of Education for public and state supported high school students in the Virgin Islands

3. Bill No. 30-0020: An Act amending title 17 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 33, section 456 and adding chapter 17B relating to the granting of academic credit for and the assessment of prior learning at public institutions of higher education 4. Bill No. 30-0027: An Act amending title 17 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 15 changing the Morris F. de Castro Fellowship from a loan to a grant 5. Bill No. 30-0005: An Act amending title 3 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 7, section 97 to add permanent members to the Virgin Islands Board of Education 6. Bill No. 30-0093: An Act amending title 17 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 17, section 194 and chapter 23, section 262 relating to the certification of private career and technical schools In addition, the Committee will receive testimony on the status of education in the Territory and discuss issues, concerns, grievances, projects and plans to improve the Territorys student achievement. Invited testifiers will address a myriad of issues to include, but not limited to, graduation preparedness, summer maintenance, school lunch program (milk), immigration concerns, effects of sequestration and plans for the upcoming school year, and third party fiduciary issues updates. Invited Testifiers: Mrs. Donna Frett-Gregory Acting Commissioner Department of Education Mr. Daniel McIntosh Chairman VI Career & Technical Education Board Mrs. Rosa Soto-Thomas President St. Croix AFT Mr. Oswin Sewer, Sr. Chairman Board of Education Ms. Vernelle deLagarde President St. Thomas/St. John AFT Mr. Abdul Ali President St. Croix Community United to Reform Education (CURE) Mr. Gary Malloy Superintendent St. Croix District Dr. David Hall, S.J.D President University of the Virgin Islands

Mrs. Jeanette Smith-Barry Superintendent St. Thomas/St. John District Mr. Joseph Sibilly Deputy Superintendent St. Thomas/St. John District

Ms. Linda Thomas Ms. Ivanne Farr Dean of Education Director University of the Virgin Islands Rare Earth Studio ______________________________________________________________________________________ Friday, May 24, 2013 RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK _____________________________________________________________________________________ Monday, May 27, 2013 HOLIDAY (MEMORIAL DAY) ______________________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Time: Committee: 10:00 A.M. Culture, Historic Preservation, Youth and Recreation
Chairperson: Sen. Myron D. Jackson Vice-Chairperson: Sen. Shawn-Michael Malone

Location:

Frits E. Lawaetz Conference Room

St. Croix, Virgin Islands The Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation, Youth and Recreation has scheduled a meeting to receive a status report on revitalization efforts and ongoing and proposed projects the boundaries of Christiansted and Frederiksted. This will include the scope of work for the Paul E. Joseph Stadium, St. Croixs designation as a National Heritage Area, the Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, Salt River National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, National Park Service, and underground utilities. Invited Testifiers: Mr. Roger W. Dewey President St. Croix Foundation Ms. Frandelle Gerard Executive Director Crucian Heritage and Nature Tourism (CHANT) Mr. Gerville Larsen Virgin Islands Advisor National Trust for Historic Preservation Ms. Masserae Sprauve Webster Chief Executive Officer Frederiksted Health Care Inc.

Mr. Malcolm McGregor Assistant to the Governor Office of the Governor

Honorable Donna M. Christensen Delegate to Congress United States House of Representatives

Mr. Percival Clouden Executive Director Department of Economic Development Authority Mr. Joel Tutein Superintendent Virgin Islands National Park Service Ms. Melody Rames President Frederiksted Economic Development Association Honorable Darryl A. Smalls Commissioner Department of Public Works Mr. Sean Krigger Acting Director Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office Mr. Hugo Hodge, Jr. Executive Director Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority

Mr. Carlton Dowe Executive Director Virgin Islands Port Authority Mr. Alphonso Franklin Interim Executive Director Our Town Frederiksted Honorable Darice Plaskett, RN, MSA, FACHE Commissioner Department Honorable Alicia V. Barnes Commissioner Department of Planning & Natural Resources Mr. Rupert Pelle Chairman St. Croix Historic Preservation Committee Ms. Stephanie Barnes VI Territorial ADA Coordinator Office of the Governor

Mr. Rodney Querrard , Sr. Mr. Mark Eckard Acting Police Commissioner Executive Director Virgin Islands Police Department St. Croix Chamber of Commerce __________________________________________________________________________________ Wednesday, May 29, 2013 RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK ______________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday, May 30, 2013 RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK _______________________________________________________________________________________ Friday, May 31, 2013 RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK