This Week’s Senate Calendar December 9-13

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Ornate entrance to Legislature of U.S. Virgin Islands in Charlotte Amalie

33rd Legislature of the Virgin Islands Senate Calendar

Monday, December 9
9 a.m.
Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation and Aging
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Agenda
The committee has scheduled a meeting to consider the following:

Block I
9-11 a.m.
An update on senior centers, homecare, and housing and services for seniors in the Virgin Islands Invited Testifiers:
Block II
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bill No. 33-0226 – An Act mending Title 1, chapter 7 of the Virgin Islands Code to establish madras the official _____ of the Virgin Islands of the United States. (Sponsored by Senator Myron D. Jackson)
LUNCH: 1 – 2 p.m.
Block III
2 – 4 p.m.
An update on the implementation of Act No. 8153 (Bill No. 32-0308) establishing the Division of Festivals and plans for the Virgin Islands Carnival and the St. John Celebration

Tuesday, December 10
No meetings will be held today.

Wednesday, December 11
No meetings will be held today.

Thursday, December 12
9 a.m.
Committee on Rules and Judiciary
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Agenda
The committee has scheduled a meeting to receive testimony and consider the following nominations:
BLOCK I:
9 – 10:15 a.m.
Dr. Frank A. Odlum, MD., FACS, Virgin Islands Board of Medical Examiners, District of St. Thomas
Dr. Lindsy Yarger-Wagner, Virgin Islands Board of Psychology Examiners, District of St. Croix
Dr. Robert J. De Bonis, DC, FICA, Virgin Islands Board of Chiropractic Examiners, District of St. Thomas-St. John
BLOCK II
10:15– 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Kisha Christian, Pharm.D., Government Employees Service Commission, District of St. Croix
Carol A. Callwood, Government Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees, District of St. Thomas
BLOCK III
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Assistant Commissioner Elizabeth Hansen Watley, Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission Representative of the Department of Tourism. District of St. Croix
LUNCH 12:45-1:15 p.m.
BLOCK IV
1:15– 2:30 p.m.
Lawrence A. Aqui, Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority Board of Directors, District of St. Thomas
Laurence J. Richards PE, Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Board of Directors, District of St. Croix
Jed John Hope, Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Governing Board, District of St. Croix
BLOCK V
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Dr. Suzanne Darrow-Magras Ph.D., Virgin Islands Board of Career and Technical Education, District of St. Thomas
Jo Ann Allen Murphy, Virgin Islands Board of Career and Technical Education, District of St. Croix
BLOCK VI:
3:45 – 5 p.m.
Jose Raul Carrillo and Osbert E. Potter, Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System Board of Directors, District of St. Thomas-St. John
BLOCK VII:
5– 6:30 p.m.
Bill No. 33-0189 — An Act amending Title 3, chapter 7 of the Virgin Islands Code by designating the existing sections as subchapter I and adding a new subchapter II establishing the Virgin Islands Virtual Information System

Friday, December 13
10 a.m.
Committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environment and Planning
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Agenda
The committee has scheduled a meeting to receive testimony and consider the follow bills:
Bill No. 33-0192 – An Act amending Title 11, chapter 21, sections 1206 and 1213 of the Virgin Islands Code relating to administrative fees and registration of tradenames and renewal registrations of tradenames by authorizing the Office of the Lieutenant Governor to establish reasonable registration and renewal and schedules for registration renewal. (Sponsored by Senator Donna Frett Gregory)
Bill No. 33-0224 – An Act amending Title 14, chapter 23, section 485(f) of the Virgin Islands Code by increasing the fines for selling or serving alcoholic beverages to minors. (Sponsored by Senator Javan E. James Sr.)
Bill No. 33-0103 – An Act amending the following provisions of the Virgin Islands Code; (1) Title 3, chapter 25, subchapter VI, by adding a new section 583d providing for maternity, paternity and adoption leave for government employees; (2) Title 19, part I, chapter 7, by adding new sections 154, 155, and 156 providing for learning evaluation of children, postpartum care and minimum standards of health care for incarcerated women and men; (3) Title 19, part IV, chapter 37, subchapter II, section 831 9a), by establishing a new procedure for obtaining an initial birth certificate; (4) Title 17, chapter 11, section 130 and title 17, chapter 9, subchapter I, section 87, by prohibiting the use of corporal punishment: and (5) Title 17, chapter 9, subchapter I, by adding a new section 86a providing for paid time off from work so that parents may visit their children’s schools :and providing that certain health care facilities hire discharge planners no later than January 2020. (Sponsored by Senator Janelle K. Sarauw)
Lunch 1 – 1:30 p.m.
Block II
1:30 p.m.
Bill No. 33-0115 – An Act amending Title 24, chapter 14 of the Virgin Islands Code, by inserting a new section 384 relating to the transfer of the Virgin Islands Labor Management Committee as a division within the Public Employees’ Relations Board. (Sponsored by Senator Kurt A. Vialet)
Bill No. 33-0197 – An Act amending Title 33, subtitle 1, part II, chapter 20 section 681 of the Virgin Islands Code by authorizing the Virgin Islands Burau of Internal Revenue to create any and all forms necessary for the collection and filing of taxes. (Sponsored by Senator Kurt A. Vialet)
Bill No. 33-0132 – An Act amending Title 3, chapter 27, section 715 of the Virgin Islands Code to strengthen the Board of the Government Employees Retirement System by requiring greater expertise among board members. (Sponsored by Senator Kurt A. Vialet)

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