Real Property Tax Assessment; Judicial Declaration of Parentage; Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure
Bill 19-602: Real Property Tax Assessment Evidence Clarification Amendment Act of 2011
Bill 19-616: Judicial Declaration of Parentage Amendment Act of 2011
PR 19-472: Sense of the Council to Amend Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 16 Resolution of 2011
Councilmember Phil Mendelson, Chairperson of the Committee on the Judiciary, announces a public hearing on Bill 19-602: Real Property Tax Assessment Evidence Clarification Amendment Act of 2011; Bill 19-615: Judicial Declaration of Parentage Amendment Act of 2011; and PR 19-472: Sense of the Council to Amend Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 16 Resolution of 2011. The hearing will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2012 in Hearing Room 120 of the John A. Wilson Building.
The stated purpose of the Bill 19-602 is to amend Title 16 of the DC Code with respec tto real property tax assessment information tha tmay be considered as evidence to estimate just compensation in eminent domain proceedings. The stated purpose of Bill 19-615 is to amend Title 16 of the DC Code to authorize the District of Columbia courts to determine adoption in circumstances where the child was born in the District, and to authorize the court to issue a determination of parentage for a child born in the District of Columbia but whose parents reside elsewhere. The stated purpose of PR19-472 is to declare the Sense of the Council to request federal legislationi to amend the Federal Rule of criminal Procedure 16 to require the disclosure of all faborable information to the defense well in advance of trial.
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 email@example.com, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Tuesday, February 7, 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 February 7, 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 Ms. Jacobs, 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, February 23, 2012.