Seeking Action Plan on VIIG Audit
our friend Anita started this, why not sign it
thanks for reviving the petition bombi!
unfortunately, not many people did sign it. but i am glad i put it up there, so that anyone who is interested, has info on the petition, and also how to contact the senators about a bill to broaden the body's financial accountability that sits languishing...
(copying and pasting here from a message i posted on facebook in december 2011)
PLEASE NOTE THIS BILL, WHICH IS NOT BEING ACTED UPON AND ADDRESSES SOME ISSUES OUTLINED IN THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT BY THE VI INSPECTOR GENERAL. 29-0214. "An Act amending title 2 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 3, reenacting section 45 relating to awards and incentives for legislative employees; amending chapter 5 relating to procurement of goods and services by the Legislature of the Virgin Islands; amending title 2 Virgin Islands Code, adding chapter 9 relating to sessions of the Legislature; and for other purposes" -- This bill addresses the role of the Legislative Business Director, the certification of sealed bids for contracts, transparency in the names of individuals and entities being considered for contract bids, and actions and penalties for violations.
Please ask when this bill will be lifted out of committee to be debated and open to public discourse. Here is a link to the bill: Bill 29-0214. It is now being held in Rules and Judiciary. This bill was sponsored by Sen. Louis P. Hill (340-693-3523, email firstname.lastname@example.org), with co-sponsors Sens. Sammuel Sanes (340-712-2258, email email@example.com) and Ronald E. Russell.
Call the office of co-sponsor and Senate President Ronald E. Russell, ESQ to ask if he has heard anything more about this bill coming before the body for debate and consideration. 340-712-2270, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also call the members of the Committee - and if you only have time to call a couple of people, make them Sen. Usie Raymond Richards (Chair, phone 340-712-2276, email email@example.com) and Sen. Sammuel Sanes (Vice-Chair, 340-712-2258, email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Other members of this Committee:
Sen. Carlton "Ital" Dowe, 340-693-3706, email email@example.com
Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen, 340-712-2215, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Patrick Simeon Sprauve, 340-693-3613, email email@example.com
Sen. Celestino A. White, Sr., 340-639-3568, email firstname.lastname@example.org