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Senate: Rules and Judiciary

March 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am

Agenda: (revised)

The committee will meet to receive testimony and consider nominees and bells’


9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


Dr. Jerry Smith PT, Virgin Islands Hospitals and Health Facilities Corporation, District of St. Thomas-St. John;

Virgin Islands Board of Physical Therapy, District of St. Thomas-St. John


10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Dodson James, Virgin Islands Racing Commission, District of St. Croix


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Jenny Hawkes, V.I. Board of Career and Technical Education, District of St. Thomas

LUNCH: 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.


Willard John, Virgin Islands Port Authority Board, District of St. Croix


2:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Bill No. 33-0226 – An Act amending Title 1, chapter 7, of the Virgin Islands Code to establish the official madras of the Virgin Islands of the United States (Sponsored by Senators Myron D. Jackson, Alicia V. Barnes and Javan E. James Sr.)

Bill No. 33-0230 – An Act to posthumously honor and commend Beulah Smith Harrigan for her service to the children of the Virgin Islands and for her role in the development of the library system of our territory and to name the Children’s Room at the Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Library in her memory (Sponsored by Senator Myron D. Jackson)

Bill No. 33-0242 — A Resolution to petition the members of 116th United States Congress to terminate the statutory cap on overall Medicaid funding to the territory, to eliminate the specific limit of 55 percent on the rate of federal matching funds for Medicaid in the Territory and to provide for the eligibility of the territory to receive Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments, so that the Territory can strengthen its Medicaid Program to enroll and provide care for all of the territory’s residents who are Medicaid eligible and for additional funding to help offset the territory’s uncompensated care costs (Sponsored by Senator Donna Frett-Gregory; co-sponsored by Senator Oakland Benta and Senator Stedmann Hodge Jr.)

Bill No. 33-0244 — An Act to amend Title 1, chapter 11 of the Virgin Islands Code to declare the month of May as Virgin Islands Mental Health Awareness Month and to assign the responsibilities of increasing mental health awareness and reducing the stigma of mental illness to the Department of Health and the Department of Education (Sponsored by Senator Donna Frett-Gregory, Senator Alicia Barnes, Senator Novelle E. Francis Jr., Senator Steven D. Payne; co-sponsored by Senator Oakland Benta)


March 9, 2020
9:00 am
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Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall
St. Thomas,
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