Regulation of Tattoo Artists and Body-Piercing Artists
Councilmember Yvette M. Alexander, Chairperson of the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs, announces a public hearing on Bill 19-0221, the “Regulation of Tattoo Artists and Body-Piercing Artists”. The public hearing will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in the Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.
The stated purpose of Bill 19-0221 is to require the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to regulate the occupation of tattooing and body piercing in the District of Columbia by establishing and enforcing minimum health, education, and other standards for tattoo artists, body-piercing artists, and the establishments in which they operate, and to require tattoo artists and body-piercing artists to obtain a license from and register with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
Those who wish to testify should register online or contact Melanie Williamson, Legislative Counsel for the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs, at (202) 741-2112 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 on Monday, December 12, 2011. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on Monday, December 12, 2011, 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 Ms. Williamson, 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 Wednesday, December 28, 2011.