Hearing on B21-422, UDC DREAM Act


Bill 21-422, UDC DREAM Amendment Act of 2015

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on Bill 21-422, the “UDC DREAM Amendment Act of 2015.” The hearing will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2016 in Hearing Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The hearing was initially convened, pursuant to public notice, on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. That proceeding was recessed until a future date and is being reconvened on February 18, 2016 to hear testimony regarding Bill 21-422. The stated purpose of Bill 21-422 is to allow District residents, regardless of their federal immigration status, to pay in-state tuition rates and to receive local financial aid for attendance at any University of the District of Columbia school or campus provided that the resident meets certain graduation and District residency requirements.

Those who wish to testify are asked to email the Committee of the Whole, at cow@dccouncil.us, or telephone Christina Setlow, Deputy Committee Director at (202) 724-8196, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Tuesday, February 16, 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 16, 2016 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses. A copy of Bill 21-422 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 3, 2016.