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Committee on Budget, Appropriations, and Finance
The 35th Legislature’s Committee on Budget, Appropriations and Finance will meet Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
BLOCK I 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Bill No. 35-0028 An Act amending title 33 Virgin Islands Code, subtitle 1, part 1, chapter 3, section 43l, adding TRICARE to medical payment reimbursements subject to the 2.5 percent Virgin Islands gross receipts tax.
Mr. Joel A. Lee, CPA CGMA CFE, Director, V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue
Mr. Patrick Farrell, State Director, V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Arakere Prasad, Primary Care, PLLC
Bill No. 35-0054 An Act amending title 1 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 7, section 103b, relating to the Centennial Treasures Award, to provide for a single, lumpsum award payment.
The Honorable Kimberly Causey-Gomez, Commissioner, Department of Human Services
Ms. Jenifer C. O’Neal, Director, V.I. Office of Management and Budget
BLOCK II 11:15 A.M. – 1:15 P.M.
Bill No. 35-0050 An Act amending the Virgin Islands Code, title 3 , chapter 7, by designating the existing provisions as subchapter I and adding a subchapter II establishing the Bureau of School Construction and Maintenance within the Virgin Islands Department of Education for budgetary purposes; amending title 33, chapter 111, section 3092a, changing the Education Maintenance Fund to the School Construction, Maintenance and Capital Fund; and making an appropriation of $2,500,000 from the Virgin Islands Education Initiative Fund to the School Construction, Maintenance and Capital Fund and for other related purposes.
The Honorable Dr. Dionne Wells-Hedrington, Commissioner, V.I. Department of Education
The Honorable Bosede A. Bruce, Commissioner, V.I. Department of Finance
Dr. Kyza Callwood, Chairman, V.I. Board of Education
Ms. Jeanette Smith-Barry, Resident, Former STT/STJ District Superintendent
BLOCK III 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Bill No. 35-0026 An Act amending title 22 Virgin Islands Code relating to insurers becoming members of a Federal Home Loan Bank and matters relating thereto.
Ms. Glendina Matthew, Esq., Acting Director, Division of Banking, Insurance, and Financial Regulations
Mr. George Dudley, Esq., Dudley Newman Feuerzeig LLP (representing Guardian Insurance Company)
Jonathan West, Chief Legal Advisor Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank NY
Theresa Fabella, President, Virgin Islands Insurance Guaranty Association & Dorchester Insurance Company
Jeremy Austin, Vice President, Keswick Guaranty, Inc.