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Councilmember Mendelson's Public Roundtable on Drug Paraphernalia

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    Council of the District of Columbia Committee on the Judiciary Notice of Public Hearing 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004 Abbreviated
    Message 1 of 1 , May 2, 2006
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      Council of the District of Columbia
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Notice of Public Hearing

      1350 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004
      Abbreviated


      COUNCILMEMBER PHIL MENDELSON, CHAIRPERSON
      COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC ROUNDTABLE
      on

      Bill 16-705, "DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AMENDMENT ACT OF 2006"


      Friday, May 5, 2006
      12:00 p.m. (Noon), 5th Floor Council Chamber, John A. Wilson Building
      1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
      Washington, D.C. 20004

      Councilmember Phil Mendelson, Chairman of the Committee of the
      Judiciary, announces a public hearing on Bill 16-705, the "Drug
      Paraphernalia Amendment Act of 2006." The public hearing will be
      held at 12:00 p.m., on Friday, May 5, 2006, in the 5th Floor Council
      Chamber of the John A. Wilson Building. This notice has been
      abbreviated to permit appropriate notice to be given to the public.

      The stated purpose of Bill 16-705 is to amend Title 48 of the
      District of Columbia Official Code to clarify which materials shall
      be considered prohibited drug paraphernalia in the District of
      Columbia and to create a rebuttable presumption that certain items
      are prohibited drug paraphernalia.

      The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony from the public
      and government officials on this bill. Copies of the bill may be
      obtained from the Council's Legislative Services Division at 1350
      Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 10, Washington, DC 20004, 202-724-8050.

      Those who wish to testify should contact Ms. Janene D. Jackson,
      Committee Clerk, at (202) 724-8064, by fax at (202) 724-6664, or via
      e-mail at jjackson@..., and provide their name, address,
      telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by
      close of business Wednesday, May 3, 2006. Persons wishing to testify
      are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written
      testimony. If submitted by the close of business on Wednesday May
      3rd, the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the
      hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes.

      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 either to Ms Jackson, or to
      Mr. Ira Stohlman, Acting Secretary to the Council, Room 5 of the
      Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C.
      20004. The record will close at 5:00p.m., on Monday, May 15, 2006.
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