Dept of Insurance, Securities and Banking Regulatory Practice Enhancement
AMENDED NOTICE (December 1, 2PM)
Bill 19-198, the “Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking Regulatory Practice Enhancement Amendment Act of 2011”
Councilmember Yvette M. Alexander, Chairperson of the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs, announces a public hearing on Bill 19-198, the “Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking Regulatory Practice Enhancement Amendment Act of 2011.” The public hearing will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2011 in Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building.
The stated purpose of Bill 19-198 is to estabilsh an act to authorize the Commissioner of the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking ("Department") to require fingerprint-based national criminal background history record checks of applicants for certain charters, licenses, and registrations issued by the Department
Please note that this notice is being amended to notify the public that only Title I of the bill, "Fingerprinting" will be heard on December 8. Title II, "Unfair Insurance Claims Settlement Practices" was addressed on June 16, 2011 when the committee held a hearing on Bill 19-84, the "Unfair Insurance Claim Settlement Practices Enhancement Amendment Act of 2011." This information was inadvertantly ommitted from the original hearing notice.
Those who wish to testify should register online or contact Mr. Ed Fisher, Committee Director, at (202) 741-2110 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Wednesday, December 7. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on Wednesday, December 7, the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to four minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses.
If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Copies of written statements should be submitted either to Mr. Fisher, or to Ms. Nyasha Smith, Secretary to the Council, Room 5 of the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2011.