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This Week's Legislative Calendar

Week Beginning Feb. 14, 2005
Monday, Feb. 14
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas, 10 a.m.

The Government Operations and Consumer Protection Committee will meet.
Agenda
The Committee on Government Operations and Consumer Protection will meet to discuss an overview of operations of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, to include billing, line loss, LEAC, asbestos removal, overall quality of service and the recent audit by the Office of the Inspector General.
Invited Testifiers:
-Alberto Bruno-Vega, executive director, Water & Power Authority
-Keithley Joseph, executive director, Public Services Commission
-Valencio Jackson, chairman, Public Service Commission
-Ira Mills, director, Office of Management and Budget
-Andrew Rutnik, commissioner, Licensing and Consumer Affairs
-Bevan R. Smith, director, Virgin Islands Energy Office
Tuesday, Feb. 15
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas, 10 a.m.

The Finance Committee will meet.
Agenda
The Finance Committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of considering the following pending items:
1. Federal Grant Application for the St. Thomas East End Medical Center Corporation (Expanded Access – Oral Health Care) in the amount of $150,000.
Invited Testifiers:
-Ira R. Mills, director, Office of Management and Budget
-Maureen Rabsatt-Cullar, executive director, St. Thomas East End Medical Health
Center Corporation
2. Lease Agreement between the Department of Property and Procurement and Roberta Teipia d/b/a Ine's Place 24 hrs.
Invited Testifiers:
-Marc Biggs, commissioner, Department of Property and
Procurement
-Roberta Tapia, president, Ine's Place 24hrs
Wednesday, Feb. 16
Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix, 9 a.m.

The Economic Development, Planning and Environmental Protection Committee will meet.
Agenda
The Economic Development, Planning and Environmental Protection Committee will meet to hear testimony pertaining to the Economic Development:
1. Status of employment; comparing calendar years 2002 to 2004, by district.
2. The status of government capital projects.
3. The time line for completion and identification of obstacles impeding the implementation or completion of the government capital projects.
Invited Testifiers:
-Pamela Richards, commissioner, Department of Tourism
-Lawrence Lewis, commissioner. Department of Agriculture
-Keith Richards, assistant to the Governor, Office of the Governor
-Louis Willis , director, Bureau of Internal Revenue
-Laverne Ragstar, president, University of the Virgin Islands
-Lauritz Mills, director, Bureau of Economic Research
Thursday, Feb. 17
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas, 10 a.m.

The Housing, Sports and Veterans Affairs Committee will meet.
Agenda
The Housing, Sports and Veterans Affairs Committee will meet to elicit an overview of matters under the committee's jurisdiction to include the state of affairs in public housing; initiatives under the low- and moderate-income homeownership program; sports and sporting activities; as well as discussions pertaining to the Office of Veteran Affairs and veteran related services.
10 a.m.
Invited Testifiers:
-Ira M. Hobson, commissioner, Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation
-Clifford Graham, executive director, Virgin Islands Housing Finance
Authority
-Donna J. Ayala, HUD receiver, Virgin Islands Housing Authority
2 p.m.
Invited Testifiers:
-Justin Harrigan Sr., director, Office of Veterans Affairs
-Norma Pickard-Samuel, chair, St. Thomas Horse Racing Commission
-Louis Hassell Jr., chair, St. Croix Horse Racing Commission
-Hans Lawaetz, President, Virgin Islands Olympic Committee
Friday, Feb. 18
Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix, 10 a.m.

The Health, Hospitals and Human Services Committee will meet.
Agenda
The Health, Hospital and Human Services Committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of hearing testimony on the administrative and fiscal status of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital.
Invited Testifiers:
-Gregory Calliste, CEO, Juan F. Luis Hospital
-Aishe Misbett, acting COO, Juan F. Luis Hospital
-Darice S. Plaskett, COO/VP of Patient Care Services, Juan F. Luis Hospital
-Kendall Griffith, medical director, Juan F. Luis Hospital

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