Judiciary and Public Safety: B20-9 and B20-48

Thursday, July 11, 2013


Room 120

Hearing Video

The Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety will convene a public hearing on the following legislation:

  • Bill 20-9, the Emergency Medical Services Amendment Act of 2013, which would clarify the ability to allow civilian, single-role emergency medical service providers to participate in the Police Officers' and Fire Fighters' Retirement Program and establish a District of Columbia Advisory Paramedic Review Board.
  • Bill 20-48, the Civil Asset Forfeiture Amendment Act of 2013, which would ensure property owners are promptly notified after their property is seized and held for a civil forfeiture proceeding; ensure that all property seized for purposes of a civil forfeiture proceeding is inventoried and cataloged by the Metropolitan Police Department; eliminate the bond requirement as a prerequisite to a civil forfeiture proceeding; and ensures that property owners have a preliminary hearing to contest the seizure of their property

The Committee invites the public to testify. Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to testify should contact Tawanna Shuford at 724-7808 or tshuford@dccounciLus, and furnish their name, address, telephone number, and organizational affiliation, if any, by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Witnesses should bring 15 copies of their testimony. Testimony may be limited to 3 minutes for individuals and 5 minutes for those representing organizations or groups.

If you are unable to testify at the public hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted by 5:00 pm Thursday, July 25, 2013 to Ms. Shuford, Committee on the judiciary and Public Safety, Room 109, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 20004, or via email at tshuford@dccouncil.us.