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35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands February 5, 2024 – February 9, 2024

Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix (Source file photo)

35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands

Monday, February 5

10 a.m.

Committee of the Whole

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas

The Thirty-Fifth Legislature will convene in a Committee of the Whole Hearing to receive testimony on the following CZM and zoning requests:

The Thirty-Fifth Legislature will convene in a Committee of the Whole Hearing to receive testimony on a minor CZM permit, zoning applications and receive a comprehensive update on the Street Addressing Initiative program.

Bill No. 35-0212 — An Act ratifying Minor Coastal Zone Permit No. CZT-18-21 (W) issued to Beach Life LLC

Bill No. 35-0233 — An Act granting a use variance to Parcels No. 41 Remainder Estate Contant and 41-C Estate Contant, 7A Southside Quarter, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, to allow for commercial parking

Bill No. 35-0234 — An Act granting a zoning variance from the I-2 (Light Industry) zoning designation to Revised Parcel No. 17-3 Remainder Estate Nisky, No. 6 Southside Quarter, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, to allow for a business hotel

Bill No. 35-0235 — An Act amending Official Zoning Map No. STZ-7 to rezone Reconfigured Remainder Consolidated Parcel No. 1-13 Estate Donoe, No. 2A New Quarter, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, from R-4 (Residential-Medium Density) to B-3 (Business-Scattered)

The Committee of the Whole will receive a comprehensive update on the Street Addressing Initiative program.

Tuesday, February 6

9:30 a.m.

Committee on Budget, Appropriations and Finance

Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room on St. Croix

BLOCK I

Bill No. 35-0133 — An Act amending Title 17, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 15, relating to scholarships by adding section 190gg to establish an educational scholarship program to support individuals interested in pursuing a career in the maritime industry in the Virgin Islands.

BLOCK II

Bill No. 35-0218 — An Act amending Title 24, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 12 relating to unemployment benefits by reducing the number of weeks that unemployment benefits can be received; increasing the statute of limitations for the collection of overpayments of unemployment benefits from claimants and for delinquent employer contribution; allowing for the implementation of the payroll variation methodology launch in the calendar year beginning January 2024; implementing a 10-year record retention period for employers; and requiring employers to register with the Virgin Islands State Information Data Exchange System

Wednesday, February 7

10 a.m.

Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services

Earle B Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas

BLOCK I                 

10 a.m. to Noon

Bill No. 35-0224 — An Act amending Title 19, part V, chapter 45, subchapter VI to increase access to behavioral health services, with a focus on a Psychiatric Emergency Response Team to provide mobile crisis intervention services, and the 9-8-8 telecommunication system.

BLOCK II                                          

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Bill No. 35-0207 — An Act amending Title 19, Virgin Islands Code, part I, adding chapter 6a to create the Territorial Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes Registry.

BLOCK III                                        

2:35 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The committee will receive testimony on the operational status of the St. Thomas East End Medical Center Corporation.

Thursday, February 8

8 a.m.

Reserved for Constituent Meetings and Office Work

Friday, February 8

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Reserved for Constituent Meetings and Office Work

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