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Monday,

September 16, 2013

RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK ______________________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday, September 17, 2012 RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK ______________________________________________________________________________________ Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Time: Committee: 10:00 A.M. Government Services and Housing
Chairperson: Sen. Diane T. Capehart Vice-Chairperson: Sen. Craig W. Barshinger

Location:

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands


Agenda

The Committee on Government Services and Housing has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bills: Bill No. 30-0123: An Act amending 12A V.I.C as it relates to Consumer and Business Protection in the Virgin Islands (Sponsored by Senators Nereida Rivera-OReilly and Shawn-Michael Malone) Invited Testifiers: Honorable Wayne L. Biggs, Jr. Commissioner Department of Licensing & Consumer Affairs Honorable Vincent Frazer, Esq. Attorney General Department of Justice

J. Russell B. Pate, Esq. Pate Law Firm Bill No. 30-0112: An Act amending title 3 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 27, section 706 (c) relating to the period for receiving a service retirement annuity by a retiree reentering government service (Sponsored by Senator Craig W. Barshinger) Invited Testifiers: Honorable Angel E. Dawson, Jr. Commissioner Department of Finance Mr. Kenneth Hermon, Jr., PHR Director Division of Personnel Ms. Debra E. Gottlieb Director Office of Management and Budget Mr. Austin Nibbs Administrator Government Employees Retirement System

Ms. Denyce Singleton State Director American Association of Retired People-Virgin Islands (AARP-VI) Bill No 30-0113: An Act amending title 2 Virgin Islands Code to provide stable employment for employees of the Legislature (Sponsored by Senator Craig W. Barshinger) Invited Testifiers: Mr. Iver Stridiron, Esq. Executive Director 30th Legislature of the Virgin Islands Mrs. Claudette Gordon Director Office of Human Resources 30th Legislature of the Virgin Islands

2:00 P.M.

The committee will receive testimony on the approval of the Virgin Islands Housing Authority Three-Year Housing Plan for Calendar Years 2013 through 2015

Invited Testifier: Ms. Adrianne Williams Executive Director Housing Finance Authority ______________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday, September 19, 2013 Time: Committee: 9:00 A.M. Committee on 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 FY2014 Budget bills Bill No. 30-0177-An Act clarifying the provisions of existing law respecting certain exemptions from stamp tax on transfers of real property in specified circumstances (Sponsored by Senator Shawn-Michael Malone) Invited Testifiers: Honorable Vincent Frazer, Esq. Attorney General Department of Justice Richard P. Bourne-Vanneck, Esq. Law Office of Richard P. Bourne-Vanneck

________________________________________________________________________________________ Friday, September 20, 2013 Time: Committee: 9:00 A.M. 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 Nominee: Nominee: Denise M. Francois, Esq. Nomination: Judge Superior Court of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas/ St. John District _____________________________________________________________________________________ Monday, Time: Committee: September 23, 2013 10:00 A.M. Government Services and Housing
Chairperson: Sen. Diane T. Capehart Vice-Chairperson: Sen. Craig W. Barshinger

Location:

Frits E. Lawaetz Conference Room St. Croix, Virgin Islands Agenda

The Committee on Government Services and Housing has scheduled a meeting to receive testimony on the following bills: Bill No. 30-0012 - An Act amending title 27, chapter 9 of the Virgin Islands Code as it relates to the purchase or resale of scrap metal and establishing licensing requirements for scrap metal dealers and recyclers in the Virgin Islands (Sponsored by Senator Nellie Rivera-O'Reilly) Invited Testifier: Ms. May Cornwall Executive Director V.I. Waste Management Authority Bill No. 30-0087 - An Act amending title 3 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 1, section 6(b) to change the Government Employees Service Commission (GESC) composition of members

(Sponsored by Senator Clifford F. Graham) Bill No. 30-0146 - An Act amending title 30, chapter 1, subchapter 1, section 2 of the Virgin Islands Code to provide for a district determined LEAC rate for Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority customers (Sponsored by Senator Sammuel Sanes) Invited Testifiers: Honorable Hugo V. Hodge, Jr. Executive Director V.I. Water & Power Authority Gerald T. Groner, Esq. Chairman V.I. Water Power Governing Board Mark Eckard, Esq. President St. Croix Chamber of Commerce Mr. M. Thomas Jackson Chairman V.I. Public Service Commission Tanisha Bailey-Roka, Esq. Chief Counsel V.I. Public Service Commission Mr. Jack Pickel President Christiansted Retail and Restaurant Association

Bill No. 30-0176 - An Act amending title 18, chapter 1 of the Virgin Islands Code by vesting the right and option for government employees to take a voluntary leave of absence from their employment when seeking political office (Sponsored by Senator Terrence Positive Nelson) Invited Testifiers: Mr. Kenneth L. Hermon, Jr., PHR Director Division of Personnel Mrs. Caroline Fawkes Supervisor of Elections Election System of the Virgin Islands Dr. Valdemar A. Hill, Jr. Chief Negotiator Office of Collective Bargaining Mr. Avery Lewis President Central Labor Council

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Tuesday, Time: Committee:

September 24, 2012 10:00 A.M. Economic Development, Agriculture and Planning
Chairperson: Sen. Janette Millin Young Vice-Chairperson: Sen. Myron D. Jackson

Location:

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands


Agenda

The Committee on Economic Development, Agriculture and Planning has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bills: Bill No. 30-0153: An Act amending title 28 Virgin Islands Code, section 412 relating to the type of estates which may be taken by the exercise of eminent domain, amending title 29 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 19, subchapter I relating to the designation of enterprise zones and the rehabilitation or condemnation of abandoned property in the Enterprise Zones, and adding subchapter III to codify Savanne-Down Street and Garden Street-Upstreet in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas and the Town of Frederiksted in St. Croix designated as Enterprise Zones (Sponsored by Senator Janette Millin Young) Invited Testifiers: Honorable Beverly Nicholson-Doty Commissioner Department of Tourism Mr. Joseph Aubain President St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce Mr. Ronald Lockhart President St. Thomas Historical Trust Ms. Yvette Finch President We from Upset Mr. George Blackhall Concerned Citizen David A. Bornn, Esq. The Bornn Firm

Mrs. Nadine Marchena-Kean Director Enterprise Zone Commission Mr. Sean Krigger Acting Director Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office Mr. Felipe Ayala Chairman St. Thomas-St. John Historic Preservation Commission

Bill No. 30-0002: An Act amending title 27 Virgin Islands Code by adding chapter 22 providing for the regulation of business promoters (Sponsored by Senator Shawn-Michael Malone) Invited Testifiers: Honorable Wayne L. Biggs, Jr. Commissioner Department of Licensing & Consumer Affairs David Bornn, Esq. The Bornn Firm Honorable Beverly Nicholson-Doty Commissioner Department of Tourism Mr. Sebastino Paiewonski Cassineli President St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce Mr. Russell Pate, Esq. Pate Law Firm

Mr. John Jureidini Project Director Divine Destinations, LLC Mr. Charles Matthews Owner Shakaman Zulu Store

Bill No. 30-0169: An Act amending title 29 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 21, section 1116 relating to the use of the Economic Development Fund (Sponsored by Senator Janette Millin Young) (Co-Sponsored by Senator Shawn-Michael Malone) Invited Testifiers: Ms. Debra E. Gottlieb Director Office of Management & Budget Mr. Percival Clouden Chief Executive Officer Economic Development Authority

Bill No. 30-0067: A Resolution to recognize the Virgin Islands as the Bush Tea Capital of the Caribbean (Sponsored by Senator Janette Millin Young) Invited Testifiers: Honorable Louis E. Petersen Commissioner Department of Agriculture Honorable Beverly Nicholson-Doty Commissioner Department of Tourism

Ms. Lisa Hamilton President USVI Hotel and Tourism Association Mr. Elridge Thomas President We Grow Food Inc. Ms. Jaquel Dawson Entrepreneur Bush Tea Project

Ms. Leonor Dottin State Director Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Mr. Sydney Flax President About Face, Inc.

Bill No. 30-0201: An act naming the Julie Mango, the Virgin Islands Fruit of Choice (Sponsored by Senator Janette Millin Young) Invited Testifiers: Honorable Louis E. Petersen Commissioner Department of Agriculture Ms. Leonor Dottin State Director Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Honorable Beverly Nicholson-Doty Commissioner Department of Tourism Mr. Elridge Thomas President We Grow Food, Inc.

______________________________________________________________________________________ Wednesday, September 25, 2013 RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK ______________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday, September 26, 2013 Committee: Location: Legislative Session Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Honorable Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone

Call to Order: Invocation: Anthems: Roll Call:

National and Virgin Islands Anthem Senator Janette Millin Young, Legislative Secretary

Senate Pages: Committee Reports: Motions: Chairpersons of the Standing Committees Overrides and Special Orders

CONSIDERATION OF FLOOR AGENDA CONSIDERATION OF NOMINATIONS:

Mr. Calford Martin Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority Commission (St. Thomas District) Robert A. Molloy, Esq. Judge Superior Court of the Virgin Islands (St. Croix District) Honorable Michael C. Dunston Presiding Judge Superior Court of the Virgin Islands Honorable Denise M. Francois Judge Superior Court of the Virgin Islands (St. Thomas District) (Pending Approval of Committee on Rules and Judiciary) Bills Pending approval of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary. Bill No. 30-0006 An Act amending title 14 Virgin Islands Code by creating the Computer Crimes Act of 2013 Bill No. 30-0036 An Act amending title 20, chapter 35 of the Virgin Islands Code by authorizing the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to issue a Virgin Islands Identification Card Bill No. 30-0039 An Act to amend title 14 to make it illegal for persons to propel bodily fluids or waste at a person and to introduce bodily waste or fluids in the food or drink of another Bill No. 30-0045 An Act amending title 5 V.I.C., chapter 305, to expand the status of peace officers within the territory

Bill No. 30-0062 An Act amending title 14, chapter 113 of the Virgin Islands Code by prohibiting any person convicted of a violent felony from possessing body armor Bill No. 30-0063 An Act amending title 5 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 407, section 4606, by requiring that the Territorial Parole Board notify victims when an inmate is paroled Bill No. 30-0065 An Act to expand the perimeter within which it is a violation to carry an unlicensed firearm from 100 feet to 1,000 feet and for other purposes Bill No. 30-0117 An Act amending title 5, subtitle 3, part I, chapter 305, subchapter I, section 3561 of the Virgin Islands Code by conferring peace officer status on probation officers of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands ______________________________________________________________________________________ Friday, September 27, 2013 Time: Committee: Location: 10:00 A.m. Legislative Session Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

The Thirtieth Legislature will continue in Legislative Session