Hearing on B21-112, Notary Fees and B21-231, Commemorative Flags


CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING

Bill 21-112, Notary Public Fee Enhancement Amendment Act of 2015
Bill 21-231, Commemorative Flag Request and Statehood Fund Amendment Act of 2015

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on Bill 21-112, the “Notary Public Fee Enhancement Amendment Act of 2015” and Bill 21-231, the “Commemorative Flag Request and Statehood Fund Amendment Act of 2015.” The hearing will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 22, 2016 in Hearing Room 120 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-112 is to increase the fee charged by a notary public to $6.00, and to require the Mayor to increase the schedule of fees charged by a notary public whenever the license fee that a notary public is required to pay is increased. The stated purpose of Bill 21-231 is to allow individuals to purchase a flag that has been flown at the John A. Wilson Building to commemorate a special occasion or to honor an individual or group, to require the Secretary of the District of Columbia to issue an accompanying authentication certificate, and to require the Secretary to develop a process, form, and fee.

Those who wish to testify are asked to email the Committee of the Whole at cow@dccouncil.us, or call Evan Cash, Committee Director, at (202) 724-8196, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Thursday, February 18, 2016. 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 18, 2016, 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. A copy of Bill 21-112 and Bill 21-231 can be obtained can be obtained on http://lims.dccouncil.us, or through the Legislative Services Division (Room 10) of the Secretary of the Council’s office.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. 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, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on March 7, 2016.