This Week’s Senate Calendar June 24-28

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

Senate Calendar 33rd Legislature of The Virgin Islands

Monday, June 24
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.
Office of Management and Budget
LUNCH – Noon
1 p.m.
Department of Finance
3 p.m.
Public Finance Authority

Tuesday, June 25
10 a.m.
Legislative Session
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas

Call to Order: Senate President Novelle E. Francis Jr.
Invocation: Pastor Jerry Languedoc/Seventh-day Adventist Church
Anthem: National Anthem and Virgin Islands March
Roll Call: Sen. Alicia V. Barnes, Legislative Secretary
Committee Reports: Chairpersons of Standing Committees
Consideration of Floor Agenda
Consideration of Nominations:
Daryl Jaschen, director, Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA)

Nominations Subject to the Approval of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary on June 20, 2019
Richard Tomas Evangelista Esq., commissioner nominee, Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs
Catikawa Richardson, nominee board member, Board of Licensed Counselors and Examiners

Resolutions and Bills Subject to the Approval of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary on June 20, 2019

CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS:
Bill No 33-0038 – A Resolution posthumously honoring and commending Alwyn “Big Al” Baptiste Sr. for his outstanding contributions to the music industry and to the Virgin Islands
Bill No. 33-0039 – A Resolution honoring and commending Alwyn “Daddy Jones” Baptiste Jr. for his outstanding contributions to the music industry and to the Virgin Islands
Bill No. 33-0057– A Resolution posthumously honoring and commending Janice Pemberton Tutein for her tireless years of educating our youth and her work as a storyteller and culture bearer, which exemplifies dedicated service to the Virgin Islands community
Bill No. 33-0079 – A Resolution honoring and commending Thelma Ruby Schade Youngblood for her outstanding service and contributions to the Lutheran Church of the Virgin Islands and the Virgin Islands community
Bill No. 33-0083– A Resolution honoring and commending Thelma Ruby Schade Youngblood or her outstanding service and contribution to the Lutheran Church of the Virgin Islands and the Virgin Islands community
Bills subject to the Approval of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary on June 21, 2019
Bill No. 33-0044 – An Act amending Title 3, chapter 16, section 274 of the Virgin Islands Code requiring the Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission to implement an electronic monetary payment system
Bill No. 33-0030 – An Act amending Title 11, chapter 21, section 1213 of the Virgin Islands Code by requiring the annual renewal of trade name registration

CONSIDERATION OF BILLS:
Bill No. 33-0009 — An Act amending title 20, Part II, chapter 37, subchapter II, section 407 relating to sale of taxi medallions by adding a new subsection (d) providing a definition of Virgin Islands veteran for the purposes of the section.
Bill No. 33-0015 – An Act amending section 105 (f) of Title 22, V.I.C., to satisfy the accreditation standards established by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in its model laws and update the insurance laws of the Virgin Islands of the United States placing them on par with other United States jurisdictions thereby affording greater and more effective protection to the policyholders in the Virgin Islands
Bill No. 33-0016 – An Act amending Title 22 Virgin Islands Code, to add a new chapter 20a entitled “The Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act,” which meets the accreditation standards established by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in its model laws and updates the insurance laws of the Virgin Islands of the United States placing them on par with other United States jurisdictions thereby affording greater and more effective protection to the policyholders in the Virgin Islands
Bill No. 33-0027 — An Act amending Title 17, chapter 7, section 61a of the V.I.C., to allow the Department of Education greater flexibility in setting the school calendar upon the declaration of a state of emergency.
Bill No. 33-0043 — An Act amending Title 27, chapter 9, V.I.C., by adding a section 305h providing for a ban on the retail sale or offer for sale, and the distribution or importation for retail purposes of topical sunscreen products containing oxybenzone and octinoxate.
Bill No. 33-0072 – An Act appropriating $39,467,909 that was awarded to the Virgin Islands Medial Assistance Program as a result of a multi-year account reconciliation and review of several of the territory’s health care agencies to various governmental entities

Wednesday, June 26
10 a.m.
Committee on Education and Workforce Development
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Agenda:
The committee is meeting to receive testimony and to consider the following bill:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To receive testimony on the following:
1. Updates on school consolidation and school closure in each district
2. Summer maintenance program to include the status of the FEMA project worksheets
3. Summer academic offerings
4. Status of federal grant funds and the 2018 consolidated federal grant application
5. Overview and status of the Child Nutrition Program inclusive of the number of allowed and disallowed meals and reimbursements for FY 2019
6. Updates on Career and Technical Education in schools to include status of the State Plan (State Director)

Thursday, June 27
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
Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD)
Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC)
LUNCH — Noon
1 p.m.
Virgin Islands Fire Service
3 p.m.
Virgin Islands Territorial Management Agency (VITEMA)

Friday, June 28
No committee meetings will be held today.

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