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Legislative Calendar Weekending 082109

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Legislative Calendar Weekending 082109

  1. 1.     Monda Augus 17, 200 ay, st 09 Time: 10 0:00 AM Commit ttee: Health H on: Locatio Earle B. Ott E tley Legislat tive Hall, St. Thomas Agenda The Com mmittee on Health has scheduled a meeting to receive testimony on the follo s d g e owing bills 10:00AM – 1:00PM M M Bill No. 28-0005 – An Act am mending title 27 Virgin Islands Cod chapter 1, subchapter II, e de, r section 34, to require doctors and physiccians to disc close any financial ow wnership or interest in any meddical labora atory within or outside the Virgin I Islands and from refer d rring patient to a ts laborato in which they have a financial interest ory h Bill No. 28-0041 – An Act am mending title 34 Virgin Islands Cod chapter 2, requirin electronic e de, r ng c bing by all Virgin Island physicia consiste with the Medicare Prescription Drug prescrib V d’s ans ent e Improveement and Modernizat M tion Act of 2 2003 1:00PM – 2:00PM LUNCH 2:00PM – 6:00PM Bill No. 28-0071 - An Act am mending title 23 Virgin Islands Cod chapter 12, to ena the Virgi e de, r act in Islands Uniform Emmergency V Volunteer HHealth Practtitioners Act Bill No. 28-0085 – An Act ammending title 19 Virgin Islands Cod chapter 20, to esta e de, r ablish the Virgin Is slands Revised Uniform Anatom med mical Gift A Act ______ ________ _________ _________ ________ _________ ________ ________ ________
  2. 2. Tuesday, AUGUST 18, 2009 Time: 10:00 AM Committee: Rules and Judiciary Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas The Committee on Rules and Judiciary has scheduled a meeting to receive testimony on the following Nominee and Bills. Nominee: Valdemar A. Hill, Jr. Chief Negotiator Office of Collective Bargaining Bill No. 28-0037 – An Act amending title 3 V.I.C., chapter 25, section 583b to transfer the administration duties of the Donated Leave Program to the Personnel Merit System and for other purposes. Bill No. 28-0045 – An Act amending title 24 V.I.C., chapter 17, section 451 (a) to prohibit the harassment and termination from employment of employees who file complaints with the Department of Labor. Bill No. 28-0086 – An Act amending title 15 V.I.C., to provide for a Uniform Statutory Form Power of Attorney. Bill No. 28-0087 - An Act amending title 15 V.I.C., relating to the affairs of decedents, and relating to the affairs of fiduciaries, enacting the Virgin Islands Uniform Probate Code and for other purposes. Bill No. 28-0088 – An Act amending the V.I.C., to correct the erroneous references to “United States Virgin Islands” _________________________________________________________________
  3. 3. Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Time: 9:00 AM Committee: Appropriations and Budget Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda 9:00AM Department of Education 12:00PM LUNCH 3:00PM Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation 5:00PM Virgin Islands Public Television ________________________________________________________ Thursday, August 20, 2009 Time: 1:00PM Committee: Legislative Session Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda CONSIDERATION OF FLOOR AGENDA CONSIDERATIION OF NOMINATION Ms. Julia Sheen Mr. Novelle Francis, Jr., Commissioner (Designee) Commissioner, Designee Virgin Islands Department of Health Virgin Islands Police Department Mr. Conrad Francois II Mr. Steven Van Beverhoudt Acting Director Virgin Islands Inspector General Virgin Islands Lottery Valdemar A. Hill, Jr.
  4. 4. Chief Negotiator Office of Collective Bargaining (Subject to the Approval of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary) CONSIDERATIION OF RESOLUTION Bill No. 28-0080 – An Act declaring September 26, 2009, “Virgin Islands and American Club Responsible dog Ownership Day” Bill No. 28-0081 – A Resolution urging the United States congress to enact the Employees Free Choice Act Bill No. 28-0095 – A Resolution to request the Governor to enter into negotiations with the owners of Plots 69F through 69N Estate LaGrange, Frederiksted, St. Croix for the purpose of expanding the Frederiksted Public Cemetery CONSIDERATIION OF BILLS Bill No. 28-0019 – An Act to enact the “Election Reform Law of 2009” Bill No. 28-0026 – An Act amending title 29 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 12, section 717 (c) to require that Legislature be copied with a report of the granting of EDA benefits Bill No. 28-0036 – An Act providing that all employees of “Manassah Bus Company” shall become full time employees of the Government of the Virgin Islands Bill No. 28-0043 – An Act amending title 3 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 1, section 26b providing for free transportation to senior citizens on VITRANS buses Bill No. 28-0050 – An Act amending title 3 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 5, to grant administrative leave to government employees who are members of boards and commissions to attend boards and commissions meetings Bill No. 28-0069 – An Act amend 20 V.I.C., chapter 32 relating to motor vehicle transportation within the territory Bill No. 28-0087 - An Act amending title 15 V.I.C., relating to the affairs of decedents, and relating to the affairs of fiduciaries, enacting the Virgin Islands Uniform Probate Code and for other purposes (Subject to the Approval of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary)
  5. 5. Bill No. 28-0037 – An Act amending title 3 V.I.C., chapter 25, section 583b to transfer the administration duties of the Donated Leave Program to the Personnel Merit System and for other purposes (Subject to the Approval of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary) Bill No. 28-0045 – An Act amending title 24 V.I.C., chapter 17, section 451 (a) to prohibit the harassment and termination from employment of employees who file complaints with the Department of Labor (Subject to the Approval of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary)          Bill No. 28-0086 – An Act amending title 15 V.I.C., to provide for a Uniform Statutory Form Power of Attorney (Subject to the Approval of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary) Bill No. 28-0088 – An Act amending the V.I.C., to correct the erroneous references to “United States Virgin Islands” (Subject to the Approval of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary) _______________________________________________________________________ Friday, August 21, 2009 10:00 a.m. –CONTINUATION OF LEGISLATIVE SESSION Time: 1:00 PM Committee: Appropriations and Budget Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda 9:00AM VI Port Authority 12:00PM LUNCH 3:00PM Legislature of the VI ___________________________________________________________ Monday, August 24, 2009 Time: 9:00 AM Committee: Appropriations and Budget
  6. 6. Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda 9:00AM Department of Public Works ____________________________________________________________________ Time: 3:00 PM Committee: Planning and Environmental Protection Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda The Committee on Planning and Environmental Protection has scheduled a hearing to consider the following bills and to further investigate complaints of mold contamination at the Bureau of Internal Revenue 3:00PM Bill No. 28-0055 – An Act amending 19 V.I.C., Chapter 56 and chapter 62 as it relates to solid waste collection times and noise pollution exemptions Invited Testifiers: Honorable Darryl Smalls Gary Thomas Commissioner Owner Department of Public Works Paradise Waste Ms. May Adams Cornwall Mr. James Bates Executive Director Bates Trucking Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Kevin Bailey Peter Catroni Owner Yes Trash Removal Bailey & Sons, Inc. Trucking and Trucking Removal Service 4:00PM Bill No. 28-0097 – An Act amending title 29 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 3, section 229 to
  7. 7. limit the structures on St. John to no more than three stories. Invited Testifiers: Honorable Robert Mathes Robert F. Crane Commissioner Architect Department of Planning & Natural Resources Mr. Myron Jackson Michael Mozzetta Director Licensed General Contractor/ Virgin Islands Cultural Heritage Institute Electrical Engineer; M.C. Mozzetta and Associate Dawn Henry Esq. Jason Budsan Legal Counsel Acting President, EAST Department of Property and Procurement Douglas Hodge Doug White Unit chief Architect and President Division of Permits Solar Supply William Willigerod Architect 6:00PM Committee will take testimony from invited testifiers regarding complaints or mold contamination at Bureau of Internal Revenue. Invited Testifiers: Honorable Claudette Watson-Anderson Dr. John Verstraaten Director Certified Microbial Remediation Bureau of Internal Revenue Specialist; Environmental Tamara Smalls, Esq., Mr. Addison P. Christian Legal Counsel ADCON Environment Services Bureau of Internal Revenue Honorable Albert Bryan Dr. Adam Shapiro
  8. 8. Commissioner Designee Virgin Islands Department of Labor Ear, Nose and Throat Julia Sheen Dr. Audria Thomas Commissioner Designee Paragon Medical Building Suite 202 Department of Health Mr. Andre Smith Mr. Alfred Marshal & Mr. Sidney Catz Senior Compliance Officer AS Realty Associates OSHA Mrs. Gizette Canegat-Thomas, Esq. Ms. Marie Vanterpool Chairperson Casino Control Commission Mr. Louis Penn Ms. Talitha Anderson Chief of Staff Office of the Governor Mr. Tito Morales Ms. Lorraine Smith President United Steele Workers of America Mr. John Alexander Ms. Harriet Mansanto USW Health Safety & Environment Department Mr. Louis Willis Ms. Shanika Manners Executive Director Legislature of the Virgin Islands Ms. Gail Blackwood Ms. Elesa Mulraine Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Time: 9:00 AM Committee: Appropriations and Budget Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda
  9. 9. 9:00AM Budget Update ___________________________________________________________________ Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Committee: No committee meeting scheduled RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK ___________________________________________________________________ Thursday, August 27, 2009 Time: 10:00 AM Committee: Rules and Judiciary Location: Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda TO BE ANNOUNCED __________________________________________________________________ Friday, August 28, 2009 Time: 10:00AM Committee: Economic Development, Energy and Technology Location: Frits E. Lawaetz Conference Room, St. Croix Agenda The Committee on Economic Development, Energy and Technology will meet to discuss the cruise ship industry and the status of small businesses as it relate to the island of St. Croix. • How ports can adapt to meet the needs of the cruise ship vessels and their passengers • How the cruise ship industry can facilitate changes to port, infrastructure and the supply of goods and services
  10. 10. • What are the avenues for assistance, continued operations and future growth for small businesses • Overall planning to provide port and small business infrastructure that meets the needs of the Cruise ship industry including, port facilities and personnel, safety and security, retail and banking facilities, taxi and tour facilities, education and enhanced customer service.  

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