Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Upcoming City Council hearings

  • Public hearing on Bill 18-579, "Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Amendment Act of 2009":   This joint hearing being convened by the Committee on Human Services (Ward 6 CM Tommy Wells, chair) and the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary (At-large CM Phil Mendelson, chair) is being held October 6 at 10:00 am.   The purpose of the bill is to amend prior legislation regarding permanency in kinship situations and amending the definition of case plan.   Details about the hearing, including how to register to testify, are in the August 20 DCR hearing notice.
  • Public hearing on B18-925, "Child Support Enforcement and License Suspension Amendment Act of 2010":   The Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary (At-large Phil Mendelson, chair) is holding this hearing October 6 at Noon.   The bill makes a number of changes to child support enforcement, including sharing information with the city's IV-D agency.   Details about the hearing, including how to register to testify, are in the August 20 DCR hearing notice.
  • Public hearing on Child Fatality Review Committee confirmations: The Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary (At-large Phil Mendelson, chair) is holding this hearing October 6 at 2:00 pm.   The purpose is to confirm three individuals as members of the city's Child Fatality Review Committee (PR 18-911, PR 18-932, PR 18-933).   Details about the hearing, including the nominees and how to register to testify, are in the August 20 DCR hearing notice.
  • Public hearing on B18-963, "Criminal Code Amendment Act of 2010":   The Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary (At-large Phil Mendelson, chair) is holding this hearing September 27 at 10:00 am. The legislation proposes changes in the Code related to children and youth including establishing a criminal penalty for arranging for a sexual act with a child, creating a mandatory minimum for use of a firearm in a dangerous crime, establishing a warrantless arrest for misdemeanor sexual abuse, and prohibiting DYRS committed youth from escaping.   Details about the hearing, including the nominees and how to register to testify, are in the hearing notice.

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