This Week’s Senate Calendar

Legislature Building on St. Thomas

32nd Senate Calendar Legislature of The Virgin Islands

Monday, March 12

9:30 a.m.

Event: Congressional Field Hearing

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Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas

A Congressional field hearing will be held to assess the impacts of the 2017 Historic Hurricane Season


1 p.m.

Committee on Finance

University of the Virgin Islands, Albert Sheen Campus, St. Croix


BLOCK I – 1-3:30 p.m.

Bill No. 32-0078 – An Act amending Title 9, V.I.C., chapter 1, to require deposits in all banks in the Virgin Islands to be insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Bill No. 32-0168 – An Act amending Title 22, V.I.C., chapter 39, designating current sections 951 through 983, subchapter I, section 984 as subchapter II, and by adding a subchapter III entitled “The Standard Nonforfeiture Law of 2018 for Life  Insurance,” which meets the accreditation standards established by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in its model laws and updates the insurance laws of the Virgin Islands of the United States placing them on par with other United States jurisdictions, thereby, affording greater and more effective protection to the policyholders in the Virgin Islands.

BLOCK II  — 3:45-5 p.m.

Bill No. 32-0165 — An Act to appropriate the sum of $500,000, to the Economic Development Authority for the purpose of “energy efficient” retrofitting of the Industrial Park on the island of St. Croix

Tuesday, March 13

10 a.m.

Event: Perma Plaque Ceremony

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas

The 32nd Legislature will host a Perma Plaque Ceremony honoring and commending individuals for services to the community, and for their dedication to the Virgin Islands.

The St. Thomas honorees are the V.I. Olympic Committee: Delano “Pressure” Brown, Scott Bradley, Irvin “Brownie” Brown and Leona B. Wheatley

Wednesday, March 14

10 a.m.

Committee on Economic Development and Agriculture

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas


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

BLOCK I — 10 a.m. to Noon

Bill No. 32-0016 – An Act authorizing the Virgin Islands Port Authority to transfer the management and operations of the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility on the island of St. Croix to the West Indian Company Ltd.

BLOCK II – 1-3 p.m.

Bill No. 32-0009 – An Act amending Title 29, V.I.C., chapter 12, as it relates to investment requirements for an Economic Development Authority Certificate

BLOCK III – 3-5 p.m.

Bill No. 32-0104 – An Act to conduct a feasibility study on the implementation of a composting program in the Virgin Islands

Thursday, March 15

10 a.m.

Committee on Rules and Judiciary

Cleone Henrietta Creque Legislature Conference Room, St. John


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

BLOCK I – 10 a.m.


John A. Quelch, member of the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees, District of St. Croix

Julio A. Rhymer, director, Office of Management and Budget

Dina Perry-Malone, member, Virgin Islands Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, District of St. Thomas-St. John

LUNCH – 2-2:30 p.m.

BLOCK II – 2:30 p.m.

Bill No. 32-0130 — An Act amending Title 14, V.I.C., adding chapter 123 to enact “The Virgin Islands Criminal Street Gang Prevention Act” and Title 33, chapter 111, adding section 3100w establishing the “Crime and Gang Prevention Fund”

Bill No. 32-0030 – An Act amending Title 33, V.I.C., section 2404 limiting increases in the assessed value of real property

Friday, March 16


Committee on Housing, Public Works, Waste Management and Planning

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas


The committee will meet to receive status updates from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, the Department of Public Works, and the Waste Management Authority.


Part II – 2-5 p.m.

The Committee will also receive testimony and consider the following Coastal Zone Management Permit and bill:

CZM Permit No. CZT-23-15W – Allows continued use and occupancy of a straight pier and ramp, Water Island

Bill No. 32-0055 – An Act providing for the Virgin Islands Department of Public Works to replace public parking signs that refer to “handicap parking”

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