Public Hearing • Judiciary and Public Safety

Judiciary & Public Safety Public Hearing

Date

Thursday, May 13, 2021
01:00 pm
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Location

Virtual Meeting Platform
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, DC, 20004

The Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety will hold a Public Hearing on the following Legislation:

  • B24-93, The “Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act of 2021”
  • B24-121, The “Uniform Power of Attorney Amendment Act of 2021”
  • B24-156, The “Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act of 2021”

The Committee invites the public to provide oral and written testimony. Public witnesses seeking to provide oral testimony at the Committee’s hearing must thoroughly review the following instructions:

  • Anyone wishing to provide oral testimony must email the Committee at judiciary@dccouncil.us with their name, telephone number, and organizational affiliation and title (if any), by the close of business on Friday, May 7, 2021.
  • The Committee will approve witnesses’ registrations based on the total time allotted for public testimony. The Committee will also determine the order of witnesses’ testimony.
  • Representatives of organizations will be allowed a maximum of five minutes for oral testimony, and individuals (and any subsequent representatives of the same organizations) will be allowed a maximum of three minutes.
  • Witnesses are not permitted to yield their time to, or substitute their testimony for, the testimony of another individual or organization.
  • If possible, witnesses should submit a copy of their testimony electronically in advance to judiciary@dccouncil.us.
  • Witnesses who anticipate needing language interpretation are requested to inform the Committee as soon as possible, but no later than five business days before the hearing. The Committee will make every effort to fulfill timely requests; however, requests received fewer than five business days before the hearing may not be fulfilled.
Watch Live:
– On the Council site, at https://bit.ly/2ooL0l1
– On the OCTFME site, at https://bit.ly/2JNZIro
– On TV, usually Channel 13