Flash Mob Theft Act of 2012; Sexual Harassment Prevention Act of 2012
Councilmember Phil Mendelson, Chairperson of the Committee on Judiciary, announces a public hearing on B19-646: Flash Mob Theft Act of 2012 and B19-751: Sexual Harassment Prevention Act of 2012. The hearing will be held at 2:00PM on Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Hearing Room 120 of the John A. Wilson Building. This notice has been revised to reflect a new hearing time.
The stated purpose of Bill 19-646 is to allow the aggregation of the total amount of theft to determine the grade of the offense where theft is committeed simultaneously by a group of persons. The stated purpose of Bill 19-751 is to amend the law to enhance enforcement of the indecent exposure law by allowing police officers to arrest a suspect without a warrant when officers have probable cause to believe that the suspect has committeed a lewd, indecent, or obscene act.
Those who wish to testify should register online or contact Ms. Jessica Jacobs, Legislative Counsel, 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 Tuesday, June 12, 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 Tuesday, June 12, 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 is 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 Ms. Setlow, 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 Thursday, June 28, 2012.