This Week’s Senate Calendar August 12 – 16

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Legislature Building on St. Thomas.
Legislature Building on St. Thomas.

33rd Legislature of The Virgin Islands Senate Calendar
Monday, August 12
9 a.m.
Committee on Rules and Judiciary
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Agenda:
The committee will meet to consider the following nominations:
BLOCK I
9-11 a.m.
Tamara Mohammed, MS, MCH, LPC, nominee for licensed professional counselor, Board of Counselors and Examiners

Janette Bowers, RN, MSN, FNP, BC, nominee for licensed practical nurse, Board of Licensure

Patricia Towal, MED, LPC, nominee for licensed professional counselor, Board of Licensed Counselors and Examiners

Ophelia Powell-Torres, RN, BSN, MSA, nominee for nurse educator, the Board of Nurse Licensure

Noon
Legislative Session
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Call to Order: Senate President Novelle Francis Jr.
Invocation: Pastor Jerry Languedoc of Seventh-day Adventist Church
Anthems: National Anthem and Virgin Islands March
Roll Call: Sen. Alicia V. Barnes, legislative secretary
Senate Pages: Dene Dessuit and Jeffrey Taylor
Office of Sen. Myron D. Jackson
Committee Reports: Chairpersons of Standing Committees
Consideration of Floor Agenda

Consideration of Nominations:
Kimberley Causey-Gomez, commissioner nominee, Department of Human Services

Colonel Kodjo Knox-Limbacker, adjutant general nominee, Virgin Islands National Guard

Calvert White Commissioner, Nominee, Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation

Raymond J. Williams, director nominee: Virgin Islands Lottery

Dr. Vincentia Paul-Constantin, member nominee licensed professional counselor, Board of Licensure Counselors and Examiners

Hugo Hodge Jr., member nominee, Virgin Islands Horse Racing Commission District of St. Thomas-St. John

Shane E. Benjamin, member nominee, Virgin Islands Horse Racing Commission District of St. Thomas-St. John

Nominations subject to the Approval of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary scheduled for Monday, Aug. 12

Tamara Mohammed, MS, MCH, LPC, — member nominee licensed professional counselor, Board of Licensed Counselors and Examiners

Janette Bowers, RN, MSN, FNP, BC — member nominee licensed practical nurse, Board of Licensure

Patricia Towal, M.Ed. LPC — member nominee licensed professional counselor, Board of Licensed Counselors and Examiners

Ophelia Powell-Torres, RN, BSN, MA — member nominee nurse educator, Board of Nurse Licensure

Tuesday, August 13
10 a.m.
Continuation of Legislative Session
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
The 33rd Legislature will reconvene the Legislative Session and resolve into Committee of the Whole to receive testimony on the following:
Agenda:

Rezoning Requests Applications:

Petition of Nicole Toby – Requesting a use variance to the R-2 (Residential — Low Density, One and Two Family) zoned Parcel No. 84 Estate Diamond, Prince Quarter, St. Croix (Proposed Use: To allow for the construction and operation of a beauty salon)

Petition of Norma Blackwood – Requesting that Plot No. 25 Estate Concordia, West End Quarter, St Croix be rezoned from R-2 (Residential — Low Density, One and Two Family) to B3 (Business — Scattered) (Proposed Use: To allow for restaurant and retail use on the property)

Coastal Zone Management Permits:
Bill No. 33-0120 – An Act ratifying the approval of the Governor of the Virgin Islands of Major Coastal Zone Permit No. CZT-7-18 (W) issued to the Virgin Islands Port Authority and the West Indian Company Ltd.
Bill No. 33-0121 – An Act ratifying the approval by the Governor of the Virgin Islands of Minor Coastal Zone Permit No CZJ-16-18 issued to Robert Gross
Bill No. 33-0124 – An Act ratifying the approval of the Governor of the Virgin Islands of Major Coastal Zone Permit No. CZT-6-16 (L & W)
Bill No. 33-0125 — An Act ratifying the approval of the Governor of the Virgin Island of Minor Coastal Zone Permit No. CZT-36-16 (W)

The 33rd Legislature will rise out of the Committee of the Whole and reconvene Legislative Session
CONSIDERATION OF FLOOR AGENDA — COASTAL ZONE PERMITS:
Bill No. 33-0120 – An Act ratifying the approval of the Governor of the Virgin Islands of Major Coastal Zone Permit No. CZT-7-18 (W) issued to the Virgin Islands Port Authority and the West Indian Company Ltd
Bill No. 33-0121 – An Act ratifying the approval by the Governor of the Virgin Islands of Minor Coastal Zone Permit No CZJ-16-18 issued to Robert Gross
Bill No. 33-0124 – An Act ratifying the approval of the Governor of the Virgin Islands of Major Coastal Zone Permit No. CZT-6-16 (L & W)
Bill No. 33-0125 – An Act ratifying the approval of the Governor of the Virgin Island of Minor Coastal Zone Permit No. CZT-36-16 (W)

Wednesday, August 14
9 a.m.
Committee on Finance
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Agenda:
The committee will receive testimony on the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Executive Budget for the Government of the Virgin Islands
9 a.m. – University of the Virgin Islands
Noon – LUNCH
1 p.m. – Casino Control Commission
2:30 p.m. – Virgin Islands Elections System

Thursday, August 15
No committee meetings will be held today.

Friday, August 16
9 a.m.
Committee on Housing, Transportation and Infrastructure/ Telecommunications
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Agenda:
The committee will meet to consider legislation and receive testimony as listed below:
1. Bill No. 33-00107 — An Act authorizing the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works to permit advertisements to be placed on VITRAN buses. (Sponsored by Sen. Dwayne M. DeGraff)
2. An update from the Waste Management Authority as to the status of its operations.
3. An update from cellular phone providers in the territory regarding the status of their operations, their ability to provide services in the event of a windstorm or other natural disasters, and the future outlook for services to the territory’s customers

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