This Week’s Senate Calendar: June 14 – 18, 2021

Sen. Myron Jackson speaks from the steps of the Legislature Building about the gun violence that has plagued the territory for years. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)
The steps of the Legislature Building (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

33rd Legislature of the Virgin Islands

Senate Calendar

Monday, June 14, 2021

9 a.m.

Committee on Government and Consumer Protection

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas

Agenda:

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

BLOCK I

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Bill No. 34-0034 — An Act amending Title 1, Virgin Islands Code by adding chapter 3A enacting the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act to provide for the management of electronic legal information in a manner that guarantees the trustworthiness of and continuing access to important government legal material

BLOCK II

10:30 a.m. to Noon

Bill No. 34-0048 — An Act amending Title 30 Virgin Islands Code, section 125 relating to reading of electric power service meters to limit the amount charged in electric power bills based on estimated consumption.

LUNCH: Noon to 1 p.m.

BLOCK III

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The committee will receive testimony on the V.I. Department of Property and Procurement’s Operations to include but not limited to the enabling law, jurisdiction and status of contracts awarded and under review

BLOCK IV

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The committee will also receive testimony from Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) on the operations to include, but not limited to, the expenditure of funds, statistical data on permits granted and enforcement citations, as well as fess collected for FY 2021

BLOCK V

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Finally, the committee will receive testimony from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles operation to include, but limited to the enabling law and jurisdiction, online processing of vehicle registration as well as driver’s licenses, and quality of services and performance measures to enhance customers’ experience

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

9 a.m.

Committee on Finance

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas

Agenda

The committee will receive testimony on the proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Executive Budget for the Government of the United States.

9 a.m. – Office of Management and Budget

Noon – Lunch

12:30 p.m. – Department of Finance

Public Finance Authority

2 p.m. – Bureau of Internal Revenue

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

9 a.m.

Committee on Finance

Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix

Agenda

9 a.m. – Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs

Noon – LUNCH

1 p.m. – Virgin Islands Broadcasting Systems

Thursday, June 17, 2021

9 a.m.

Committee on Finance

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas

Agenda

The committee will receive testimony on the proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Executive Budget for the Government of the United States.

9 a.m. – Virgin Islands Police Department

12:30 – LUNCH

1 p.m. – Office of Veterans Affairs

Friday, June 18, 2021

9 a.m.

Committee on Housing, Transportation and Telecommunications

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas

Agenda

The committee has scheduled a meeting to take testimony on homeownership options in the territory and cybersecurity. In addition, the Committee will hear from the Bureau of Information Technology, Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority, and representatives from the Banking Community.

LUNCH – Noon to 1 p.m.

BLOCK I

Noon to 1 p.m.

A discussion of cybersecurity needs and practices in the territory as it relates to confidential information and records kept by the Government of the Virgin Islands

BLOCK II

1 p.m. to 4 pm.

A discussion of homeownership options in the territory with emphasis on financial assistance for first-time home buyers, refinancing options, mortgage loans, and homeownership education programs

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