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This Week’s Senate Calendar

32nd Legislature of the Virgin Islands

Senate Calendar Week Beginning May 29

Monday, May 29

MEMORIAL DAY

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Tuesday, May 30

10 a.m.

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas

Agenda:

Senate President Myron D. Jackson and the 32nd Legislature will host the Senior Citizens’ Legislative Mock Session

Wednesday, May 31

10 a.m.

Legislative Session

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas

Call to Order: Senate President Myron D. Jackson

Invocation

Anthem: National Anthem and Virgin Islands March

Roll Call: Sen. Jean A. Forde, Legislative Secretary

Senate Pages:

Committee Reports: Chairpersons of Committees

CONSIDERATION OF FLOOR AGENDA:

CONSIDERATION OF NOMINATION:

Nominee: Lloyd T. Bough Jr., commissioner, Department of Property and Procurement

CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION:

Bill No. 32-0052 – A Resolution to honor and commend Allen Hayes Sr. for his contributions to the community as a police officer and healer.

CONSIDERTION OF ZONING APPLICATION:

BR# 17-0259Carlos Castillo Padilla Application No. ZAC-17-2 – Petition to amend Official Zoning Map No. SCZ-12, requesting that a use variance be granted to the B-3 (Business-Scattered) zoned Plot No. 365, Estate Peter’s Rest, Queen Quarter, St. Croix

CONSIDERTION OF COASTAL MANAGEMENT PERMITS:

BR# 17-0312RC Hotels Virgin Islands, Inc. (CZT-3-16W) – to allow the permittee the continued use and occupancy of an existing 8” diameter x 130’ long seawater intake line to the RO Plant. The line extends of Parcel Nos. 1 and 3 Estate Nazareth, St. Thomas, V.I.

BR# 17-0341– Reef Ecology Foundation (CZT-05-15W) — This permit allows the continued use and occupancy of the permanent moorings for day use only at frequently used dive site locations in the territorial waters surrounding St. Thomas and St. John.

BR# 17-0340 – Anchorage Condominium Assn. (CZT-10-16W) — This permit allows the continued use and occupancy of a 120-foot, three-inch (3”) seawater intake line that services its reverse osmosis plant. In addition, this permit allows for the continued use and occupancy of the submerged lands for six swimming buoys. This activity is located seaward of parcel No. 8-57-4 Estate Nazareth, St. Thomas.

BR# 17-0422 – St. Thomas Yacht Club (CZT – 4-16(W) — This permit supersedes major Coastal Zone Management Permit No. CZT-12-89(W) and allows for the continued use and occupancy of a 110-9” x 7’-8” dock with a 39’-6” x 8’-6” “1”, a 335-sq. ft.-concrete bulkhead with a length of 58 linear feet, 3,500-sq. ft. of submerged land surrounding the dock and one wooden pile. The dock is located seaward of Parcels Nos. 8-1-1 and 8-58 Estate Nazareth, St. Thomas.

BR# 17-0311 – Sanctuary Holdings, LLC (CZT-25-16W) — This permit allows for the installation of eight (8) moorings in two phases. Phase 1 includes moorings numbered I 4 on Exhibit 8; Phase 2 includes moorings numbered 5-8 on Exhibit B. This activity is located seaward of Parcel No. 23, Estate Frenchman’s Bay, St. Thomas.

BR# 17-0421 – True Crew VI, LLC (CZT-33-16W) — This permit allows for the installation of a private mooring and the operation of a 37-foot “food boat” known as Pizza Ri. This activity will occur at 1818’33.464” N / 6449’54.955” W in the Christmas Cove area of Jersey Bay, St. Thomas.

CONSIDERATION OF BILLS:

Bill No. 32-0002 – An Act authorizing the Virgin Islands Government to purchase Estate Catherineberg from WICO by offsetting payments owed in lieu of taxes mandated by Act No. 5826, as amended

Bill No. 32-0020 – A Act amending Title 3, V.I.C., sections 6,7,631 and 640 relating to the composition of the Government Employees Service Commission (GESC) and re-designating the GESC at the Government Employees and Retirees Health Insurance Board of Trustees and for other related purposes

Bill No. 32-0021– An Act amending Title 1, V.I.C., section 253; Title 3, V.I.C., sections 256, 558 and 562 to replace the Government Employees Services Commission with the Public Employees Relations Board; section 643 to replace the GESC with the Division of Personnel; Title 17, V.I.C., section 190 to replace the chairman of the Government Employees Services Commission with the Commissioner of Education; and repealing Title 3, V.I.C., subchapter II and Title 23, V.I.C., section 11

Bill No. 32-0038 – An Act amending Title 3, V.I.C., chapter 11, section 26b; Title 20, section 436; Title 30, section 15A; and Title 17, section 475, providing for the acceptance of a Real ID as a valid form of identification for various senior citizens

Bill No. 32-0039 – An Act amending Title 8, V.I. C., chapter 1, section 9, subsection (a) to change the amount of Tavern Keeper Liquor Licenses (A) that can be in effect within the historic districts of the V.I.

Bill No. 32-0040 – An Act amending Title 1, V.I.C., chapter 11, commemorating the week of June 26 to July 3 as Virgin Islands Freedom Week

Bill No. 32-0088 – An Act to provide for the reprogramming of funds appropriated from the Community Facilities Trust Account authorized under Act No. 7012 for certain capital projects through the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation

Thursday, June 1

10 a.m.

Committee on Finance

Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix

Agenda:

The committee has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bills:

BLOCK I

10-11:30 a.m.

Bill No. 32-0066 – As Act making an appropriation from the Anti-Litter and Beautification Fund to the V.I. Waste Management Authority for the purchase of surveillance cameras to be installed at selected bin sites

LUNCH

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

BLOCK II

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Bill No. 32-0042 – An Act repealing Title 22, V.I.C., section 1251(a) and adding Chapter 14 entitled “The Virgin Islands Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act” to meet the accreditation standards established by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and to update the insurance laws of the territory placing them on par with other United States jurisdictions, and providing greater and more effective protection to the policyholders of the territory

Friday, June 2

10 a.m.

Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services

Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix

Agenda:

The committee has scheduled a hearing on the following:

 The Medical Assistance Program (MAP)

 Federal grants

 Lease agreements

 Status of Vocational Rehab Program

 The Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

 Herbert Grigg Home for The Aged

 Sea View Nursing Home

 Staffing needs

 Youth Rehabilitation Center

 Energy Crisis Assistance Program (ECAP)

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