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Senate: Emergency Legislative Session

March 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am


Call to Order: Senator Novelle E. Francis, Jr.


Invocation: Reverend Kirk Barker

Pastor, New Herrnhut Moravian Church

Anthem: National Anthem and Virgin Islands Anthem

Roll Call: Senator Alicia V. Barnes

Consideration of Floor Agenda

Consideration of Nominations


Judge Denise M. Francois, judge, Superior Court of the Virgin Islands

Celestino A. White Sr., V.I. Port Authority Governing Board,

District of St. Thomas-St. John

Willard John, V.I. Port Authority Governing Board, District of St. Croix

Dr. Jerry Smith, PT, V.I. Government Hospitals and Health Facilities Corporation, V.I. Board of Physical Therapy, District of St. Thomas-St. John

Consideration of Resolution

Bill No. 33-0288 — A Resolution to Congress to include the Virgin Islands in COVID-19 stimulus packages. (Sponsored by: Senators Alicia Barnes, Oakland Benta, Marvin A, Blyden, Allison L. DeGazon, Dwayne DeGraff, Novelle E. Francis, Jr., Donna Frett-Gregory, Kenneth L. Gittens, Stedmann Hodge, Myron D. Jackson, Javan E. James, Sr., Steven D. Payne, Sr., Janelle K. Sarauw, Athneil Thomas and Kurt Vialet)

Consideration of Bills

Bill No. 33-0287 — An Act authorizing the Governor to borrow monies from public funds of the Virgin Islands to offset cash flow problems caused by shortfalls resulting from the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic in the collection of revenues, and to create working capital, avoid layoffs of Government employees, pay essential obligations and meet the operating expenses of the Government for Fiscal Year 2020. (Sponsored by: Senators Donna Frett-Gregory, Kurt Vialet, Janelle K. Sarauw, Alicia Barnes, Athneil Thomas, Dwayne M. DeGraff, Novelle E. Francis, Jr., Allison DeGazon, Marvin Blyden, Kenneth L. Gittens, Stedmann Hodge, Myron Jackson, Javan E. James, Oakland Benta and Steven D. Payne)

Bill No. 33-0289 — An Act amending Title 27, chapter 1, of the Virgin Islands Code, relating to the Board of Medical Examiners by including Doctors of Podiatric Medicine as physicians allowed to supervise physician assistants in their respective practice (Sponsored by: Senator Kurt A. Vialet)

Bill No. 33-0290 — An Act amending Title 30, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 5, subchapter V, section 127, by reducing the amount of time that the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority can back-bill customers, and by defining the “billing cycle” (Sponsored by: Novelle E. Francis Jr.)

Bill No. 33-0291 — An Act requiring the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority to suspend electric and water service disconnections for non-payment until June 1, 2020, or until the State of Emergency declared by the Governor on March 13 is lifted, which ever date comes first (Sponsored by: Senators Alicia V. Barnes and Donna Frett-Gregory)

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March 27, 2020
10:00 am
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Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall
St. Thomas, + Google Map