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This Week’s Senate Calendar: April 4-8

The Legislature Building of the U.S. Virgin Islands on St. Thomas (Source file photo by Bethaney Lee)

34th Legislature of the Virgin Islands

Senate Calendar

Monday, April 4, 2022

10 a.m.

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Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix

Legislative Event

Agenda:

PERMA PLAQUE CEREMONY

The Thirty-fourth Legislature will host a Perma Plaque Ceremony honoring and commending individuals for services to the community and for their dedication to the Virgin Islands

Resolutions St. Croix Honorees

Resolution No. 1851 A Resolution honoring and commending Ms. Kerra Samuel, 2019 State Teacher

of the Year from the district of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, for her dedication and service to the people of the Virgin Islands

Resolution No. 1854 A Resolution posthumously honoring and commending Alwyn “Big Al” Baptiste Sr. for his outstanding contributions to the music industry and to the Virgin Islands community

Resolution No. 1855 A Resolution honoring and commending Alwyn “Daddy Jones” Baptiste Jr. for his outstanding contributions to the music industry and to the Virgin Islands community

Resolution No. 1856 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

Resolution No. 1857 A Resolution honoring and commending Thelma Ruby Sharder Youngblood for her outstanding service and contributions to the Lutheran Church of the Virgin Islands and the Virgin Islands community

Resolution No. 1865 A Resolution honoring and commending Valrica Miranda Maria Bryson for her contributions to the Virgin Islands school system, her mentorship of Virgin Islands youth and her many years as a music

Resolution No. 1869 A Resolution honoring and commending Wallace D. Williams for his years of extensive work and service as a librarian and his accomplishments as an Olympic athlete representing the U.S. Virgin Islands in multiple competitions

Resolution No. 1870 A Resolution honoring and commending Janet Valencia Prince-Soto for her contributions to the St. Croix community through her years of educating and mentoring others in the field of cosmetology and her entrepreneurship in cosmetology

Resolution No. 1871 A Resolution honoring and commending Charles Lambert Alvarez Christian for his dedication and accomplishments in the field of martial arts and his service to the Virgin Islands community

Resolution No. 1872 A Resolution commemorating the development of the Senepol cattle breed on St. Croix, Virgin Islands by Bromley Nelthropp; and recognizing the contributions to the development of the breed made by George Elliott, Frits Lawaetz, Hans Lawaetz, Issac Gateward James, Oscar Henry, Olivia Hines Henry and the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service

Resolution No. 1873 A Resolution honoring and commending the late Reverend Vincent Hoover Adams Gordon Sr., D.D. posthumously for his outstanding contributions to the Virgin Islands community

Resolution No. 1876 A Resolution honoring and commending Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights on their 50th Anniversary of the band and the band’s contribution in the preservation of Virgin Islands culture, musical and dance heritage

Resolution No. 1882 A Resolution honoring and commending Mr. Hillary “Baga” Rezende for his many contributions to steel pan music and his dedicated service to the people of the Virgin Islands

Resolution No. 1884 A Resolution honoring and commending Holland L. Redfield II posthumously for his expansive contributions to the island of St. Croix and the entire Virgin Islands community as a whole, through his roles in various areas of service in the territory and awarding him the Virgin Islands Medal of Honor for Public Service posthumously

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

All Day

Reserved for Constituent Meetings and Office Work

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Earle B. Ottley

Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services

Legislative Event

Agenda:

PERMA PLAQUE CEREMONY

The Thirty-fourth Legislature will host a Perma Plaque Ceremony honoring and commending individuals for services to the community and for their dedication to the Virgin Islands

Resolutions\Act St. Thomas Honorees

Resolution No. 1844 A Resolution honoring and commending Ms. Lorna Lenise Freeman for her outstanding charitable performances for the community and her many contributions to the people of the Virgin Islands and for being a true ambassadress of the Virgin Islands

Resolution No. 1858 A Resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Virgin Islands Port Authority

Resolution No. 1861 A Resolution posthumously honoring and commending Alvin “Ali” Paul for his contribution to the culture of the Virgin Islands, through the Mocko Jumbie artform

Resolution No. 1863 A Resolution honoring and commending Rising Stars Steel Orchestra for its musical contributions and dedication the youth of our community and for being cultural ambassador abroad

Resolution No. 1864 A Resolution posthumously honoring and commending Lee “Lee Vee” Vanterpool, a native son, for contributions to the Virgin Islands community as a consummate media professional and mentor, and for his contribution of time and professional skills to numerous non-profit organizations and events that have benefitted the Virgin Islands community

Resolution No. 1868 A Resolution honoring and commending Mr. Randolph “Junior” Donovan and Mr. Kashief “DJ General Kuntry” Hamilton for their heroism in saving the life of a cruise passenger at the West Indian Company Dock

Resolution No. 1874 A Resolution honoring and commending Rashawn Ross for his outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of music

Resolution No. 1875 A Resolution to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Petite Pump Room, a locally owned and operated business

Resolution No. 1877 A Resolution honoring and commending Ms. Deanna Elyse Rogers for her outstanding civil contributions and public service to the Legislature of the Virgin Islands

Resolution No. 1878 A Resolution commemorating the 100 Year Anniversary of the Charlotte Amalie High School on St Thomas, Virgin Islands (1920-2020)

Resolution No. 1881 A Resolution honoring and commending Ronaqua Russell for her heroic achievements and extraordinary performance that resulted in her becoming the first African American female aviator in the United States Coast Guard to receive the Air Medal

Resolution No. 1883 A Resolution honoring and commending St. Clair Alphonso “Whadablee” DeSilvia for his invaluable contribution to continued development of Calypso music in the Virgin Islands

Act No. 8417 An Act recognizing the musical talents and contribution of Maestro Gylchris Sprauve; and amending Title 1 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 7, by adding section 104a to designate the musical composition Valiant Virgin Isles as the Centennial Anthem of the Virgin Island

Thursday, April 7, 2022

10 a.m.

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas

Legislative Session

Agenda:

The 34th Legislature will convene in Legislative Session on to consider the following bill:

Call to Order: Honorable Donna A. Frett-Gregory, Senate President

Invocation: Pastor Andrew George, Trinity Baptist Church

Anthem: National Anthem and Virgin Islands March

Roll Call: Honorable Genevieve Whitaker, Legislative Secretary

Messages and/or Correspondences

Reports: Chairpersons of Standing Committees

Special Orders and Overrides

Consideration of Floor Agenda: Bill

Bill No. 34-0224 An Act amending the Virgin Islands Code, Title 32, chapters 11 and 21, relating to video lottery at the horse racetrack on St. Thomas; amending Title 29, chapter 3, relating to the zoning for video lottery at the horse racetrack on St. Thomas; and providing for the ratification of the Second Amended Agreement to the Video Lottery Services Agreement and the Development Agreement Regarding the Clinton E. Phipps Racetrack by and between the Government of the Virgin Islands and Southland Gaming of the Virgin Islands Inc.

Friday, April 8, 2022

All Day

Reserved for Constituent Meetings and Office Work

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