The Ward 7 Safe and Drug Free Communities Coalition is encouraging those who want to put a lid on underage drinking in DC to testify Monday, October 27 at 10:00 am before the council's Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs. Of the seven bills up for consideration, four relate to underage drinking and/or Ward 7:
- B20-478, "First-Time Sale to Minor Penalty Revision Act of 2013"
- B20-503, "Alcoholic Beverage Window Advertisement Limitation Act of 2013"
- B20-571, "Ward 7 Alcohol License Limitation Act of 2013"
- B20-598, "Alcohol Sales to Minors Enforcement Amendment Act of 2013"
If you need help preparing your testimony (or written statement if you are not able to attend the public hearing), the Coalition has prepared a guide to preparing testimony on these four bills. And Ward 7 CM Yvette Alexander has prepared a summary of the four bills; see below.
If you are not able to testify on October 27 but would like your statement submitted that day, Lois Callahan with the Coalition will deliver it to CM Orange at the hearing. Email her for more information. Or, submit your statement directly to the committee by November 6. The revised hearing notice (PDF) tells you how.