This Week’s Senate Calendar for January 20-24

The Legislature of the Virgin Islands Capitol Building (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

33rd Legislature of the Virgin Islands Senate Calendar

Monday, January 20



Tuesday, January 21

No committee meetings will be held today.

Wednesday, January 22

10 a.m.

Committee on Housing, Transportation and Telecommunications

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall


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

Bill No. 33-0191 – An Act amending Title 12, chapter 16A, of the Virgin Islands Code, expanding on the legislative intent, redefining the term “government agency,” defining the term “communications provider” in section 691(b), adding a new subsection (b) to section 698a regarding the construction of conduits by government agencies in the public rights-of-way and for other related purposes (Proposed by Senator Janelle K. Sarauw)

LUNCH: Noon to 1 p.m.

1 p.m.

The committee will continue to receive testimony from invited testifiers.

Thursday, January 23

9 a.m.

Committee on Rules and Judiciary

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas


The committee has scheduled a meeting to consider the following:


9 – 10:45 am.

Bill No. 33-0189 – An Act amending Title 3, chapter 7 of the Virgin Islands Code, by designating the existing sections as subchapter I and adding a new subchapter II establishing the Virgin Islands Virtual Information System (Proposed by Senator Janelle K. Sarauw)


10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Bill No. 33-0190 – An Act amending Title 3, chapter 12, section 218(a) and title 21, chapter 2, section 103 of the Virgin Islands Code, transferring various duties and responsibilities from the Department of Property and Procurement and to the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (Proposed by Senator Marvin A. Blyden; Co-sponsored by Senator Donna Frett Gregory)

Bill No. 33-0145 – An Act amending Title 2, chapter 2, section 22 of the Virgin Islands Code, by requiring the Director of Management and Budget to conduct a mid-year review and budget and to report the review findings to the Chair of the Committee on Finance and the Post Audit Division of the Legislature (Proposed by senators Donna Frett Gregory and Alicia V. Barnes)

Bill No. 33-0069 – An Act amending Title 3, chapter 1 of the Virgin Islands code, relating to the issuance of and usage of government credit cards (Proposed by Senator Dwayne M. DeGraff)

LUNCH 12:30-1:15 p.m.


1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Bill No. 33-0105 – An Act amending specifics sections of Title 12, chapter 21, Virgin Islands Coastal Zone Management by: (1) updating the chapter to reflect the current name of the department, (2) increasing the term and per diem of members of the Coastal Zone Management Commission, (3) modifying some of the standards for the issuance of permits, (4) modifying some requirements for the development or occupancy of trust lands or other submerged or filled lands, and (5) decreasing the time-period for filling an appeal with the Board of Land Use Appeals and decreasing the time-period within the Board of Land use Appeals must hold a public hearing on an appeal (Proposed by senators Alicia V. Barnes, Marvin A. Blyden and Steven D. Payne Sr.)

Bill No. 33-0064 – An Act approving $500,000 from the Anti-Litter and Beautification Fund to the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority to be used exclusively for the purchase of surveillance cameras to be installed at selected bin sites (Proposed by Senator Marvin A. Blyden)

Bill No. 33-0034 – An Act amending Title 23, chapter 19, subchapters I and II of the Virgin Islands Code, relating to benefits and insurance coverage for officers and members of the National Guard of the Virgin Islands to provide for pay comparable to those serving in the armed forces to the United States and to ensure that the territorial active duty members have insurance to cover any illness or injury sustained while on active duty not covered by other health insurance coverage (Proposed by senators Dwayne M. DeGraff and Kurt A. Vialet; Co-sponsored by senators Steven D. Payne Sr., Stedmann Hodge Jr. Donna Frett Gregory and Javan E. James Sr.)


2:45-4 p.m.

Bill No. 33-0216 – An Act amending Title 3, chapters 27 and 28A of the Virgin Islands Code, by providing for the forfeiture of retirement benefits of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Commissioners, members of the Legislature, Justices of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands, Judges and Magistrate Judges of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands elected officials of the Government Employees Retirement System and all government employees, upon the final conviction of specified felonies (Proposed by Senator Kenneth L. Gittens)


4-5:30 p.m.

Bill No. 33-0106 – An Act amending Title 6 of the Virgin Islands Code by adding a new chapter 11 prohibiting various uses of unmanned aircrafts, also known as drones (Proposed by senators Dwayne M. DeGraff and Steven D. Payne Sr.)

Friday, January 24

10 a.m.

Committee of the Whole

Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas

Agenda to follow: