CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING
Bill 20-482, Budget Support Technical Clarification Act of 2013
Bill 20-506, D.C. Fiscal Year Designation Act of 2013
Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing of the Committee of the Whole on Bill 20-482, the “Budget Support Technical Clarification Act of 2013” and Bill 20-506, the “D.C. Fiscal Year Designation Act of 2013.” The public hearing will be held Thursday, November 7, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
The stated purpose of Bill 20-482 is to amend the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Act of 2013 and the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 to clarify the priority to be given to homeless families for tenant-based housing assistance and to improve the administrability of the tax abatement financial analysis process; to amend the District of Columbia Public Assistance Act of 1982 to provide the Mayor with authority to establish the review and redetermination schedule for persons receiving POWER benefits; and to amend section 47-2005 of the District of Columbia Official Code to clarify the scope of the processing exemption from the sales tax.
The stated purpose of Bill 20-506 is to amend Title 47 of the District of Columbia Official Code to change the District fiscal year for budget and financial management purposes to July 1 of each year to June 30 of the succeeding calendar year.
Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee of the Whole, at (202) 724-8196, or e-mail Evan Cash, Committee Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide their name, address, telephone number, and organizational affiliation, if any, by the close of business Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on November 5, 2013, 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. Copies of Bill 20-482 and Bill 20-506 can be obtained through the Legislative Services Division of the Secretary of the Council’s office or at http://dcclims1.dccouncil.us/lims.
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 to the Committee of the Whole, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 410 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2013.