Monday, Time: Committee

:

August 5, 2013 10:00 A.M. Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety
Chairperson Chairpers on Sen. Kenneth L. Gittens Vice-Chairperson Sen. Sammuel Sanes Vice

Location:

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall St. Thomas, Thomas, Virgin Islands Agenda

The Committee on Public Safety, Homeland Security and Justice has scheduled a meeting to address concerns in reference to personnel, safety and security issues in the Bureau of Corrections and to consider the following bills: 9:00A.M. :00A.M.A.M.-12:00 A.M. A.M. The Committee will address concerns in reference to personnel, safety and security issues in the Bureau of Corrections 1:00 P.M. - BILLS Bill No. 3030-0036 – An Act amending title 20, chapter 35 of the Virgin Islands Code by authorizing the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to issue a Virgin Islands Identification Card (Sponsored by Senator Nereida Rivera O’Reilly) Bill No. 3030-0045 – An Act amending title 5 V.I.C., chapter 305, to expand the status of peace officers within the territory (Sponsored (Sponsored by Senator Sammuel Sanes)

Bill No. 3030-0063 – An Act amending title 5 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 407, section 4606, by requiring that the Territorial Parole Board notify victims when an inmate is paroled (Sponsored (Sponsored by Senator Judi Buckley (CoCo-Sponsored Sponsored by Senators Donald G. Cole and Sammuel Sanes) Bill No. 3030-0117 – An Act amending title 5, subtitle 3, part I, chapter 305, subchapter I, section 3561 of the Virgin Islands Code by conferring peace officer status on probation officers of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands (Sponsored by Senator Terrence “Positive” Nelson) (Co(Co-Sponsored by Senators Sammuel Sanes and Kenneth L. Gittens) Tuesday, Time: Committee: August 6, 2013 9:00 A.M. Finance
Chairperson: Sen. Clifford F. Graham ViceVice -Chairperson: Sen. Donald G. Cole

Location:

Earle B. Ottley Legislative St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

The Committee on Finance has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bills, lease agreement and quit claim deeds: Bill N o. 3030-0131 – An Act amending Act No. 7342 to authorize the Government and the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority to issue bonds or notes or to enter into loans with financial institutions to provide a substitute funding source in the event of an insufficiency in the Insurance Guaranty Association resulting from the termination of the irrevocable standby credit facility, entered into pursuant to authorization under Act No. 6984, as mandated under ct No. 7342.

(Sponsored by Senator ShawnShawn-Michael Malone by request of the Governor)

Invited Testifiers: Mr Angel E. Dawson, Jr. Acting Director Finance & Administration V.I. Public Finance Authority Mr. John McDonald Director Division of Banking & Insurance Mr. Henry L. Feuerzeig, Feuerzeig, Esq. Esq. Partner Dudley, Topper Feuerzieg Ms. Debra E. Gottlieb Director Office of Management and Budget

Bill No. 00-0177 – An Act clarifying the provisions of existing law respecting certain exemptions from stamp tax on transfers of real property in specified circumstances (Sponsored by Senator ShawnShawn-Michael Malone) Invited Testifiers: Mr. Ira Mills Tax Assessor Office of the Tax Assessor Office of the Lieutenant Governor Mr. Richard Richard P. Borne Vanneck, Esq Law Offices Richard P. Bourne-Vanneck Bill No. 3030-0125 - An Act amending title 33, subtitle I, chapter 3, sections 42 and 44 of the Virgin Islands Code by requiring the Director of the Internal Revenue Bureau to offset the excise tax and gross receipts tax liability of any person or business operating in the Virgin Islands against any amount of money that the Government of the Virgin Islands owes to that person or business, and amending title 33, subtitle 2, chapter 89, subchapter I, section 2494 of the Virgin Islands Code by requiring the Lieutenant Governor to offset a property owner’s property tax liability against any amount of money that the Government of the Virgin Islands owes to that property tax owner (Sponsored by Senator Senator Alicia “Chucky” Hansen) Mr. George H.T. Dudley, Jr., Esq. Attorney/Partner Dudley, Topper, Feuerzeig

Invited Testifiers: Honorable Angel E. Dawson, Jr. Commissioner Department of Finance Ms. Debra E. Gottlieb Director Office of Management & Budget Mr. Delbert Hewitt Deputy Chief of Staff Office of the Lieutenant Governor Mr. Mark W. Eckard President St. Croix Chamber of Commerce Mr. Joe Hollin President Tip Top Construction, Co. Mr. David Jackson President J David Jackson, P.C. Lease Agreement (Amendment No. 2) (Parcel No. 12A Subbase) Subbase) between the Government of the Virgin Islands (Department of Property and Procurement) Procurement) and the Virgin Islands Port Authority Quitclaim Quitclaim DeedDeed Parcel No. 7 Estate Orkanshullet a/k/a Cowell’s Battery No. 9, South Side Quarter, Hassel Island, United States Virgin Islands QuitClaim QuitClaim Deed – A portion of Parcel 16, Parcel 17 and 18 Subbase, St. Thomas Virgin Islands in Exchange for Parcel No. 5 Estate Orkanshullet a/k/a Cowell’s Battery No. 9, South Side Quarter, Hassel Island, United States Virgin Islands Mrs. Claudette J. WatsonWatson-Anderson Director Bureau of Internal Revenue Mr. Sebastiano Paiewonsky Cassinelli President St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce Mr. Ira Mills Tax Assessor Office of the Lieutenant Governor Ms. Lisa Hamilton President Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association Ms. Marjorie Rawls Roberts, Esq. President Marjorie Rawls Roberts, P.C.

Invited Testifiers: Honorable Lynn Millin A. Maduro Commissioner Mr. Carlton Dowe Executive Director

Department of Property & Procurement Virgin Islands Port Authority __________________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Time: Committee: 6:00 P.M. Rules and Judiciary
Chairperson: Sen. Sammuel Sanes -ViceVice-Chairperson: Sen. Diane T. Capehart

Location:

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Agenda

The Committee on Rules and Judiciary has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bills, lease agreement and quitclaim deeds: Bill No. 3030-0057 – An Act naming the Archives Division of the Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Library the “June Lindquist Archives Division” (Sponsored by Senator ShawnShawn-Michael Malone) CoCo-Sponsored by Senators Kenneth L. Gittens, Clifford F. Graham and Janette Millin Young) Bill No. 3030-0104 – An Act to amend title 2, chapter 2 of the Virgin Islands Code, to establish a Revenue Estimating Conference (Sponsored by Senator Sammuel Sanes) (Co(Co-Sponsored by Senators Kenneth L. Gittens and Janette Millin Young) Bill No. 3030-0125 - An Act amending title 33, subtitle I, chapter 3, sections 42 and 44 of the Virgin Islands Code by requiring the Director of the Internal Revenue Bureau to offset the excise tax and gross receipts tax liability of any person or business operating in the Virgin Islands against any amount of money that the Government of the Virgin Islands owes to that person or business, and amending title 33, subtitle 2, chapter 89, subchapter I, section 2494 of the Virgin Islands Code by

requiring the Lieutenant Governor to offset a property owner’s property tax liability against any amount of money that the Government of the Virgin Islands owes to that property tax owner (Sponsored by Senator Alicia “Chucky” Hansen) (Pending the approval of the Committee on Finance August 6, 2013) 2013) Bill N o. 3030-0131 – An Act amending Act No. 7342 to authorize the Government and the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority to issue bonds or notes or to enter into loans with financial institutions to provide a substitute funding source in the event of an insufficiency in the Insurance Guaranty Association resulting from the termination of the irrevocable standby credit facility, entered into pursuant to authorization under Act No. 6984, as mandated under ct No. 7342. Shawn-Michael Malone by request of the Governor) Governor) (Sponsored by Senator Shawn(Pending the approval of the Committee on Finance Finance August 6, 2013) 2013) Bill No. 00-0177 – An Act clarifying the provisions of existing law respecting certain exemptions from stamp tax on transfers of real property in specified circumstances (Sponsored by by Senator ShawnShawn-Michael Malone) (Pending the approval of the Committee on Finance August 6, 2013) 2013)

(Pending the approval of the Committee on Finance August 6, 2013) 2013) Lease Agreement (Amendment No. 2) (Parcel No. 12A Subbase) Subbase) between the Government of the Virgin Islands (Department of Property and Procuremen) Procuremen)t and the Virgin Islands Port Authority Quitc Quitclaim DeedDeed Parcel No. 7 Estate Orkanshullet a/k/a Cowell’s Battery No. 9 South Side Quarter, Hassel Island, United States Virgin Islands Quitclaim Quitclaim Deed – A portion of Parcel 16, Parcel 17 and 18 Subbase, St. Thomas Virgin Islands in Exchange for Parcel No. 5 Estate Orkanshullet a/k/a Cowell’s Battery No. 9 South Side Quarter, Hassel Island, United States Virgin Islands ____________________________________________________________________________________

Wednesday, Time: Committee: Location:

August 7, 2013 10:00 A.M. Legislative Session Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Call to Order: Invocation: Anthems: Roll Call: Senate Pages: Committee Reports: Motions: Motions

Honorable Senate President Shawn Shawnhawn-Michael Malone Pastor Joseph LewisLewis-Pentecostal Church of God in Christ National and Virgin Islands Anthem Senator Janette Millin Young, Legislative Secretary

Chairpersons of the Standing Committees Overrides and Special Orders

CONSIDERATION OF FLOOR AGENDA CONSIDERATION OF NOMINATIONS Virgin Islands Housing Authority Board, (St. Thomas District) Mr. Luis Sylvester Dr. Noreen Michael Mr. George Blackhall Virgin Islands Islands Housing Authority Board, (St. Croix District) Ms. Daphne Edwards

CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION Bill No. 3030-0140 – A Resolution to declare an energy crisis in the Territory and to provide relief to the residents of the Virgin Islands CONSIDERATION OF OF ZONING REQUESTS Gregory Parris/Strong Construction, Inc.Inc.- Application No. ZAC-13-05 to rezone Plot No. 303 Clifton Hill from R-2 (Residential-Low Density – One and Two Family) to B-3 (Business Scattered) Rookmin and Sally Balkaran - Application No. ZAC-13-06 to rezone Plot No. 498-G Strawberry Hill, Queen Quarter, St. Croix from R-2 (Residential-Low Density – One and Two Family) To B-3 (Business Scattered) Arriana KhanKhan-Poyah - Application No. ZAC-13-07 to rezone Plot No. 10 Estate Castle Coakley, Queen Quarter, St. Croix from R-2 (Residential-Low Density – One and Two Family) To B-3 (Business Scattered) Adeline Javois Brandt - Application No. ZAC-13-08 by requesting a use variance to the R-2 (Residential-Low Density – One and Two Family) zoned Plot No. 205 Estate Barren Spot, King Quarter, St. Croix Daniel Kevin Smith - Application No. ZAJ-12-02 to rezone Plot No. 15C-10 Estate Rendezvous and Ditleff, No 1 Cruz Bay Quarter, St. John from R-1 (Residential-Low Density) R-2 (Residential-Low Density, One and Two Family) The Government Employees’ Retirement System - Application No. ZAC-13-02 for Planned Area Development on Plots Remainder of Matricular No. 1, Remainder Matricular No. 15 and Matricular No. 16-B Estate Coakley Bay, East End A and B Quarters, St. Croix ___________________________________________________________________________________

*Lease Agreement (Amendment No. 2) (Parcel No. 12A Subbase) Subbase) between the Government of the Virgin Islands (Department of Property and Procuremen) Procuremen)t and the Virgin Virgin Islands Port Authority Quitclaim DeedDeed Parcel No. 7 Estate Orkanshullet a/k/a Cowell’s Battery No. 9 South Side Quarter, *Quitclaim Hassel Island, United States Virgin Islands *Quitclaim Quitclaim Deed – A portion of Parcel 16, Parcel 17 and 18 Subbase, St. Thomas Virgin Islands in Exchange for Parcel No. 5 Estate Orkanshullet a/k/a Cowell’s Battery No. 9 South Side Quarter, Hassel Island, United States Virgin Islands (Pending the approval 2013) ) approval of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary August 6, 2013 CONSIDERATION OF BILLS: To Ratify the “Fourth Amendment Agreement” between the Government of the Virgin Islands, HOVENSA, LLC, Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corporation and PDVSA, VI., Inc, and for other related purposes Bill No. 3030-0110 – An Act amending title 21, chapter 1, section 16(4) of the Virgin Islands Code by increasing the Virgin Islands Housing Authority’s maximum home loan amount for veterans from $110,000 to $220,000 Bill No. 3030-0017 - An Act amending title 33, chapter 111, to establish the “Single Payer Utility Fund” and the parameters for its use; amending 2 VIC §28b relating to requirements under the Executive Appropriations Act; and providing for other related matters Bill No. 3030-0120 - An Act to amend Act No. 7453 (Bill No. 29-0385) by authorizing the usage of proceeds of the Series 2012 Bonds to purchase new radios and improve tower communications capabilities in the district of St. Croix and the district of St. Thomas and St. John

_________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________
(Pending (Pending the approval of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary on August 6, 2013) 2013) *Bill No. 3030-0057 – An Act naming the Archives Division of the Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Library the “June Lindquist Archives Division” *Bill No. 3030-0104 – An Act to amend title 2, chapter 2 of the Virgin Islands Code, to establish a Revenue Estimating Conference

*Bill N o. 3030-0131 – An Act amending Act No. 7342 to authorize the Government and the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority to issue bonds or notes or to enter into loans with financial institutions to provide a substitute funding source in the event of an insufficiency in the Insurance Guaranty Association resulting from the termination of the irrevocable standby credit facility, entered into pursuant to authorization under Act No. 6984, as mandated under ct No. 7342. *Bill No. 3030-0125 - An Act amending title 33, subtitle I, chapter 3, section 42 of the Virgin Islands Code by requiring the Director of the Internal Revenue Bureau to offset the excise tax and gross receipts tax liability of any person or business operating in the Virgin Islands against any amount of money that the Government of the Virgin Islands owes to that person or business, and amending title 33, subtitle 2, chapter 89, subchapter I, section 2494 of the Virgin Islands Code by requiring the Lieutenant Governor to offset a property owner’s property tax liability against any amount of money that the Government of the Virgin Islands owes to that property tax owner *Bill No. 3030-0134 – An Act to make the Queen Conch Shell the official shell of the Virgin Islands *Bill No. 3030-0128 – An Act to authorize the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation to develop a comprehensive master plan for the development of the publicly owned lands, at Altona Lagoon, St. Croix as a public park and recreational area *Bill No. 00-0177 – An Act clarifying the provisions of existing law respecting certain exemptions from stamp tax on transfers of real property in specified circumstances ____________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday, August 8, 2013 Time: Committee: 9:00 A.M. Finance
Chairperson: Sen. Clifford F. Graham Vice-Chairperson: Sen. Donald G. Cole

Location:

Frits E. Lawaetz Conference Room St. Croix, Virgin Islands Agenda

The Committee on Finance has scheduled a budget hearing to receive testimony from the following departments, agency on the Fiscal Year 2014 budget appropriations 9:00 A.M. Invited Testifier: Department of Human Services Honorable Christopher E. Finch Commissioner Lunch Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation Honorable St. Claire N. Williams Commissioner Office of the Adjutant General/Virgin Islands National Guard

12:00 P.M. 1:00 P.M. Invited Testifier:

3:00 P.M. Invited Testifier:

Major General Renaldo Rivera Adjutant General ____________________________________________________________________________________ Friday, August 9, 2013 Time: Committee: 9:00 A.M. Finance
Chairperson: Sen. Clifford F. Graham Vice-Chairperson: Sen. Donald G. Cole

Location:

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Agenda

The Committee on Finance has scheduled a budget hearing to receive testimony from the following entities, departments, and semiautonomous agency on the Fiscal Year 2014 budget appropriations 9:00 A.M. University of the Virgin Islands-University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park Dr. David Hall, S.J.D President Mr. David M. Zumwalt Executive Director

Invited Testifiers:

12:00 P.M. 1:00 P.M. Invited Testifiers:

Lunch Office of the Lieutenant Governor-Office of the Tax Assessor Honorable Gregory R. Francis or Designee Lieutenant Governor Mr. Ira Mills Tax Assessor

3:00 P.M. Invited Testifier:

Bureau of Internal Revenue Mrs. Claudette Watson-Anderson Director August 12, 2013 RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK

Monday,

____________________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday, August 13, 2013 RESERVED FOR CONSITUTENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK ____________________________________________________________________________________ Wednesday, August 14, 2013 RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK ____________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday, August 15, 2013 RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK ____________________________________________________________________________________ Friday, August 16, 2013 RESERVED FOR CONSTITUENT MEETINGS AND OFFICE WORK

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