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Senate Finance Committee FY 2005 Budget Hearings

June 19, 2004 – Here is the schedule of hearings on the fiscal year 2005 budget released by the Senate Finance Committee. A lunch break is scheduled each day from 1 to 2 p.m. As revisions are announced, they will be incorporated into this file. All meetings are in the Legislature Building on St. Thomas unless otherwise noted.
Monday, June 21
10 a.m. – Public Works Department: Special Road Fund, Sewer Wastewater Fund; Waste Management Authority board
11:30 a.m. – Office of the Public Defender; Legal Services of the V.I.
2 p.m. – Justice Department; Corrections Bureau
3:30 p.m. – Office of the Inspector General
Tuesday, June 22
10 a.m. – Public Finance Authority overview
11:30 a.m. – Capital Improvement Projects overview
2 p.m. – Magens Bay Authority
3:30 p.m. – V.I. Olympic Committee
Wednesday, June 23
10 a.m. – Housing, Parks and Recreation Department: Veterans Housing Fund, Homestead Home Loan Program
11:30 a.m. – Horse Racing Commission, St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix districts
2 p.m. – Labor Department: Government Insurance Fund; V.I. Wage Board
3:30 p.m. – V.I. Labor Management Committee
Thursday, June 24
10 a.m. – Office of the Governor; Bureau of Economic Research; Bureau of Information Technology
11:30 a.m. – Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Commissioner of Insurance Fund
2 p.m. – Human Services Department
3:30 p.m. – Public Employees Relations Board
Monday, June 28
10 a.m. – Personnel Division: Insurance Board of Trustees; Office of Collective Bargaining
11:30 a.m. – Government Employees Services Commission
2 p.m. – Licensing and Consumer Affairs Department: V.I. Taxicab Division
Tuesday, June 29
10 a.m. – Tourism Department: Tourism Advertising Revolving Fund
11:30 a.m. – Port Authority overview
2 p.m. – Planning and Natural Resources Department: V.I. Energy Office, Natural Resources Reclamation Fund, Fish and Game Fund, V.I. Air Protection Fund, V.I. Energy Fund
Wednesday, June 30
10 a.m. – Office of the Adjutant General; V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency
11:30 a.m. – V.I. Fire Service
2 p.m. – Police Department; Motor Vehicles Bureau
3:30 p.m. – Law Enforcement Planning Commission
4:30 p.m. – Narcotics Strike Force
Thursday, July 1
10 a.m. – Board of Education
11:30 a.m. – Education Department
2 p.m. – Board of Vocational and Technical Education
3:30 p.m. – V.I. Lottery Commission
Friday, July 2
10 a.m. – Finance Department: Data Processing Revolving Fund, Government Insurance Fund, Indirect Cost Fund
11:30 a.m. – Internal Revenue Bureau
2 p.m. – Office of Management and Budget: Indirect Cost Fund; Miscellaneous section of the budget
3:30 p.m. – Office of Veterans Affairs
Tuesday, July 6
10 a.m. – Property and Procurement Department: Business and Commercial Property Revolving Fund, Transportation Revolving Fund, Central Warehouse Revolving Fund, insurance on government buildings
11:30 a.m. – Anti-Litter and Beautification Commission: St. Thomas-St. John
2 p.m. – St. John Festival Committee
3:30 p.m. – V.I. Carnival Committee
Wednesday, July 7
10 a.m. – Roy L. Schneider Hospital: Hospital Revolving Fund, St. Thomas-St. John
11:30 a.m. – Nurse Licensure Board
2 p.m. – Health Department: Health Revolving Fund
3:30 p.m. – East End Health Clinic
Thursday, July 8
10 a.m. – Water and Power Authority overview
11:30 a.m. – V.I. Cultural Institute
2 p.m. – V.I. Council on the Arts
3:30 p.m. – V.I. Hospitality Institute
Friday, July 9 – Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix
9 a.m. – Casino Control Commission
10:30 a.m. – Crucian Christmas Festival Organization
11:30 a.m. – Frederiksted Health Center
2 p.m. – Juan F. Luis Hospital: Hospital Revolving Fund, St. Croix
3:30 p.m. – Anti-Litter and Beautification Commission, St. Croix
Monday, July 12
10 a.m. – The West Indian Co. overview
11:30 a.m. – Government Employees Retirement System
2 p.m. – Housing Finance Authority
3:30 p.m. – Law Revision Commission; Commission on Uniform State Laws
Tuesday, July 13
10 a.m. – University of the Virgin Islands
11:30 a.m. – V.I. Public Television
2 p.m. – Supervisor of Elections
3:30 p.m. – St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix Boards of Elections
Wednesday, July 14
10 a.m. – Economic Development Authority overview: Government Development Bank, Small Business Development Agency, Economic Development Commission, Industrial Park Development Commission
11:30 a.m. – Territorial Court; Judicial Council
2 p.m. – Public Services Commission
3:30 p.m. – Agriculture Department
Thursday, July 15
Budget overview and revenue update
10 a.m. – Office of Management and Budget director; Finance Commissioner, Internal Revenue Bureau director, Economic Research Bureau director, Office of the Tax Assessor
2 p.m. – Fund contributions presentation by the director of the Office of Management and Budget and the Finance commissioner:
Community Disaster Loans
Federal Emergency Management Agency State Share Loans
Internal Revenue Matching Fund
Caribbean Basin Initiative Fund
St. John Capital Improvement Fund
Interest Revenue Fund
Interest Earned on Bond Proceeds Fund
Transportation Trust Fund
Special Projects Fund
Crisis Intervention Fund
Land Bank Fund
Insurance Guaranty Fund
Hurricane Hugo Insurance Claims Fund
Union Arbitration Award and Government Employees Increment Fund
Special Road Fund
Sewer Wastewater Fund
Friday, July 16
Continuation of budget overview and revenue update

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June 19, 2004 - Here is the schedule of hearings on the fiscal year 2005 budget released by the Senate Finance Committee. A lunch break is scheduled each day from 1 to 2 p.m. As revisions are announced, they will be incorporated into this file. All meetings are in the Legislature Building on St. Thomas unless otherwise noted.
Monday, June 21
10 a.m. – Public Works Department: Special Road Fund, Sewer Wastewater Fund; Waste Management Authority board
11:30 a.m. – Office of the Public Defender; Legal Services of the V.I.
2 p.m. – Justice Department; Corrections Bureau
3:30 p.m. – Office of the Inspector General
Tuesday, June 22
10 a.m. – Public Finance Authority overview
11:30 a.m. – Capital Improvement Projects overview
2 p.m. – Magens Bay Authority
3:30 p.m. – V.I. Olympic Committee
Wednesday, June 23
10 a.m. – Housing, Parks and Recreation Department: Veterans Housing Fund, Homestead Home Loan Program
11:30 a.m. – Horse Racing Commission, St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix districts
2 p.m. – Labor Department: Government Insurance Fund; V.I. Wage Board
3:30 p.m. – V.I. Labor Management Committee
Thursday, June 24
10 a.m. – Office of the Governor; Bureau of Economic Research; Bureau of Information Technology
11:30 a.m. - Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Commissioner of Insurance Fund
2 p.m. – Human Services Department
3:30 p.m. – Public Employees Relations Board
Monday, June 28
10 a.m. – Personnel Division: Insurance Board of Trustees; Office of Collective Bargaining
11:30 a.m. – Government Employees Services Commission
2 p.m. – Licensing and Consumer Affairs Department: V.I. Taxicab Division
Tuesday, June 29
10 a.m. – Tourism Department: Tourism Advertising Revolving Fund
11:30 a.m. – Port Authority overview
2 p.m. – Planning and Natural Resources Department: V.I. Energy Office, Natural Resources Reclamation Fund, Fish and Game Fund, V.I. Air Protection Fund, V.I. Energy Fund
Wednesday, June 30
10 a.m. – Office of the Adjutant General; V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency
11:30 a.m. – V.I. Fire Service
2 p.m. – Police Department; Motor Vehicles Bureau
3:30 p.m. – Law Enforcement Planning Commission
4:30 p.m. – Narcotics Strike Force
Thursday, July 1
10 a.m. – Board of Education
11:30 a.m. – Education Department
2 p.m. – Board of Vocational and Technical Education
3:30 p.m. – V.I. Lottery Commission
Friday, July 2
10 a.m. – Finance Department: Data Processing Revolving Fund, Government Insurance Fund, Indirect Cost Fund
11:30 a.m. – Internal Revenue Bureau
2 p.m. – Office of Management and Budget: Indirect Cost Fund; Miscellaneous section of the budget
3:30 p.m. – Office of Veterans Affairs
Tuesday, July 6
10 a.m. – Property and Procurement Department: Business and Commercial Property Revolving Fund, Transportation Revolving Fund, Central Warehouse Revolving Fund, insurance on government buildings
11:30 a.m. – Anti-Litter and Beautification Commission: St. Thomas-St. John
2 p.m. – St. John Festival Committee
3:30 p.m. – V.I. Carnival Committee
Wednesday, July 7
10 a.m. – Roy L. Schneider Hospital: Hospital Revolving Fund, St. Thomas-St. John
11:30 a.m. – Nurse Licensure Board
2 p.m. – Health Department: Health Revolving Fund
3:30 p.m. – East End Health Clinic
Thursday, July 8
10 a.m. – Water and Power Authority overview
11:30 a.m. – V.I. Cultural Institute
2 p.m. – V.I. Council on the Arts
3:30 p.m. – V.I. Hospitality Institute
Friday, July 9 - Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix
9 a.m. – Casino Control Commission
10:30 a.m. – Crucian Christmas Festival Organization
11:30 a.m. – Frederiksted Health Center
2 p.m. – Juan F. Luis Hospital: Hospital Revolving Fund, St. Croix
3:30 p.m. – Anti-Litter and Beautification Commission, St. Croix
Monday, July 12
10 a.m. – The West Indian Co. overview
11:30 a.m. – Government Employees Retirement System
2 p.m. – Housing Finance Authority
3:30 p.m. – Law Revision Commission; Commission on Uniform State Laws
Tuesday, July 13
10 a.m. – University of the Virgin Islands
11:30 a.m. – V.I. Public Television
2 p.m. – Supervisor of Elections
3:30 p.m. – St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix Boards of Elections
Wednesday, July 14
10 a.m. – Economic Development Authority overview: Government Development Bank, Small Business Development Agency, Economic Development Commission, Industrial Park Development Commission
11:30 a.m. – Territorial Court; Judicial Council
2 p.m. – Public Services Commission
3:30 p.m. – Agriculture Department
Thursday, July 15
Budget overview and revenue update
10 a.m. – Office of Management and Budget director; Finance Commissioner, Internal Revenue Bureau director, Economic Research Bureau director, Office of the Tax Assessor
2 p.m. – Fund contributions presentation by the director of the Office of Management and Budget and the Finance commissioner:
Community Disaster Loans
Federal Emergency Management Agency State Share Loans
Internal Revenue Matching Fund
Caribbean Basin Initiative Fund
St. John Capital Improvement Fund
Interest Revenue Fund
Interest Earned on Bond Proceeds Fund
Transportation Trust Fund
Special Projects Fund
Crisis Intervention Fund
Land Bank Fund
Insurance Guaranty Fund
Hurricane Hugo Insurance Claims Fund
Union Arbitration Award and Government Employees Increment Fund
Special Road Fund
Sewer Wastewater Fund
Friday, July 16
Continuation of budget overview and revenue update

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