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SCHEDULE OF SENATE FY2004 BUDGET HEARINGS

July 19, 2003 – Following is the revised schedule of testimony on the Fiscal Year 2004 budget released by the Senate Finance Committee on July 17. All hearings are taking place on St. Thomas unless otherwise indicated.
Thursday, July 17
10 a.m. – Personal Division / Insurance Board of Trustees
11 a.m. – Office of Collective Bargaining
12:30 p.m. – Government Employees Services commission
2:30 p.m. – Office of Veterans Affairs
3:30 p.m. – Office of the Inspector General
Monday, July 21
10 a.m. – Economic Development Authority – overview: Government Development Bank, Small Business Development Agency, Economic Development Commission
11:30 a.m. – University of the Virgin Islands
2 p.m. – Public Services Commission
3:30 p.m. – Agriculture Department
Tuesday, July 22
10 a.m. – Judicial Council
11:30 a.m. – Justice Department
2 p.m. – Corrections Bureau
3 p.m. – Office of the Territorial Public Defender
Wednesday, July 23
10 a.m. – Tourism Department / Tourism Revolving Fund
11:30 a.m. – Cultural Heritage Institute
1:30 p.m. – Labor Department / Government Insurance Fund, V.I. Wage Board
Thursday, July 24
10 a.m. – Office of the Adjutant General
11:30 a.m. – V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency
12:30 p.m. – Law Enforcement Planning Commission
2:30 p.m. – V.I. Fire Service
4 p.m. – V.I. Public Television
Monday, July 28
10 a.m. – Board of Vocational and Technical Education
11 a.m. – The West Indian Co. – overview
1:30 p.m. – Office of Management and Budget / Indirect Cost Fund
3 p.m. – V.I. Carnival Committee
4 p.m. – July 4th Celebration (St. John Festival) Committee
Tuesday, July 29 — on St. Croix
10 a.m. – Casino Control Commission
11:30 a.m. – Crucian Christmas Festival Committee
2 p.m. – Juan F. Luis Hospital / Hospital Revolving Fund, St. Croix
3:30 p.m. – St. Croix Anti-Litter and Beautification Commission
Thursday; July 31
10 a.m. – Finance Department / Data Processing Revolving Fund, Government Insurance Fund, Indirect Cost Fund
11:30 a.m. – Roy L. Schneider Hospital / Hospital Revolving Fund, St. Thomas-St. John
2 p.m. – Health Department / Health Revolving Fund
3:30 p.m. – Nurse Licensure Board
Monday, Aug. 4
10 a.m. – Government Employees Retirement System
11:30 a.m. – Port Authority – overview
2:30 p.m. – Property and Procurement Department / Business and Commercial Property Revolving Fund, Transportation Revolving Fund, Central Warehouse Revolving Fund, insurance on government buildings
Tuesday, Aug. 5
10 a.m. – Public Works Department / Special Road Fund, Sewer Wastewater Fund
11:30 a.m. – St. Thomas-St. John Anti-Litter and Beautification Commission
2 p.m. – Public Finance Authority – overview
4 p.m. – Public Employees Relations Board
Wednesday, Aug. 6
10 a.m. – Human Services Department
11:30 a.m. – Office of the Governor
12:30 p.m. – Economic Research Bureau
2:30 p.m. – Office of the Lieutenant Governor / Commissioner of Insurance Fund
4 p.m. – V.I. Hospitality Institute
Thursday, Aug. 7
10 a.m. – V.I. Lottery Commission
11:30 a.m. – Legal Services of the Virgin Islands
1:30 p.m. – Water and Power Authority – overview
3 p.m. – Magens Bay Authority
Monday, Aug. 11
10 a.m. – Licensing and Consumer Affairs Department
11 a.m. – V.I. Taxicab Commission
1 p.m. – Office of Management and Budget – miscellaneous section of the budget
3 p.m. – Capital Improvement Projects – overview
Tuesday, Aug. 12
10 a.m.- Police Department
Noon – V.I. Horse Racing Commission / St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John
2:30 p.m. – Planning and Natural Resources Department / Natural Resources Reclamation Fund, Fish and Game Fund, V.I. Air Protection Fund, V.I. Energy Office
4 p.m. – Territorial Court
Wednesday, Aug. 13
10 a.m. – Housing, Parks and Recreation Department / Veterans Housing Fund, Homestead Home Loan Program
Noon – Commission on Uniform State Laws
2:30 p.m. – V.I. Housing Finance Authority
3:30 p.m. – V.I. Housing Authority
Thursday, Aug. 14
10 a.m. – Boards of Elections
11:30 a.m. – Office of the Supervisor of Elections
12:30 p.m. – V.I. Council on the Arts
2:30 p.m. – Law Revision Commission
3:30 p.m. – V.I. Labor Management Committee
Monday, Aug. 18
10 a.m. – Education Department
11:30 p.m. – Board of Education
2 p.m. – Internal Revenue Bureau
3:30 p.m. – Hospitals and Health Facilities Corp. / Schneider Hospital Facilities Board, Luis Hospital Facilities Board, Health Revolving Fund
Tuesday, Aug 26
10 a.m. – Budget overview and revenue projections
– Office of Management and Budget director
– Finance commissioner
– Internal Revenue Bureau director
– Economic Research Bureau director
– Tax assessor
2 p.m. – Fund contributions – presentation by the Office of Management and Budget director and Finance commissioner on:
– Community Disaster loans
– Federal Emergency Management Agency State Share loans
– Internal Revenue Matching Fund
– Caribbean Basin Initiative Fund
– St. John Capital Improvement Fund
– Interest Revenue Fund
– Interest Earned on Bond Proceeds Fund
– Transportation Trust Fund
– Special Projects Fund
– Crisis Intervention Fund
– Land Bank Fund
– Insurance Guaranty Fund
– Hurricane Hugo Insurance Claims Fund
– Union Arbitration Award and Government Employees Increment Fund
Wednesday, Aug. 27
10 a.m. – continuation of budget overview and revenue projections

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