Fire and Emergency Medical Services Employee Presumptive Disability Amendment Act of 2011
Councilmember Phil Mendelson, Chairperson of the Committee on the Judiciary, announces a public hearing on Bill 19-616, the "Fire and Emergency Medical Services Employee Presumptive Disability Amendment Act of 2011." The hearing will be held at 5:00PM on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building. This hearing notice has been revised to reflect a new start time.
The stated purpose of Bill 19-616 is to amend the Fire and Police Medical Leave and Limited Duty Amendment Act to create a presumption that Fire and Emergency Medical Services' personnel who are diagnosed with diseases enumerated in the act have an occupational disease that was suffered in the line of duty and are thus entitled, upom meeting qualifications, to work in a limited-duty status or to non-chargeable medical leave and administrative pay.
Those who wish to testify should register online or contact Mr. Brian Moore, Committee Clerk, at (202) 724-7808, by fax at (202) 724-6664, 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 Friday, June 22, 2012. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on June 22, 2012 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses.
If you are unable to testify at the roundtable, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Copies of written statements should be submitted either to Mr. Moore, 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 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.