29th Legislature of the Virgin Islands
Senate Calendar Week Beginning Sept. 5
Monday, Sept. 5
Holiday — Labor Day
Tuesday, Sept. 6
No committee meetings are scheduled for today.
Wednesday, Sept. 7
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Committee on Health and Hospitals
The committee will make use of a public informational approach to retrieve testimony on the valuable operational administration with the Department of Health. Discourse will focus on performance-bases accountability measures of the various support agencies and leadership therein.
Invited testifiers will discuss the impact of services as a result of budget reduction measures.
1) Implementation of the cancer registry
2) Department of Health’s responsibility in environmental regulations
3) Emissions control: policies and procedures
4) Zoning designations: non-conforming business operations and regulations thereof
5) Behavioral Health Services
6) Ambulance care and coverage
7) Medicare financial
There will be an additional commentary on the enactment of a draft strategic plan under the former commissioner. Remarks will pertain to past and future benefits of the plan relative to cost consideration provided in the access and delivery of care for the community.
1 – 3 p.m. Continuation of morning testimony
Bill No. 29-0131 – An Act eliminating dual charge to person delivered by ambulance to Roy L. Schneider Hospital from Myrah Keating Clinic.
Bill No. 29-0096 – An Act amending Title 19, V.I.C., chapter 13, relating to automatic external defibrillators (AEDs)
Committee on Education, Youth and Culture
The committee has scheduled a meeting to receive testimony on the following bills:
Bill No. 29-0100 – An Act amending Title 17, V.I.C., chapter 5, to provide for ‘Breast Cancer Early Detection Instruction’ in public schools.
Bill No. 29-0125 – An Act amending Title 17, V.I.C., to require Board of Education approval for transferring a public school principal or closing a public school and for other purposes
Thursday, Sept. 8
Senator Partrick Simeon Sprauve presents a Town Hall Meeting on the Government Employees Insurance program
6-9 p.m., at University of the Virgin Islands first floor Administration and Conference Room
(also transmitted via videoconference to St. Croix UVI’s Great Hall)
Friday, Sept. 9
No committee meetings are scheduled.