COUNCILMEMBER JIM GRAHAM, CHAIRPERSON

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

ANNOUNCES

A PUBLIC HEARING

ON

Bill 17-88, The “Protection And Safety Of Underage Persons Amendment Act of 2007”

WEDNESDAY APRIL 18, 2007 AT 6 P.M.

Room 412, John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20004

Councilmember Jim Graham, Chairperson of the Committee on Public Works and the Environment, will convene a public hearing on Bill 17-88, the “Protection and Safety of Underage Persons Amendment Act of 2007”. The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at 6:00 p.m. in Room 412 of the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016. This hearing has been abbreviated to provide notice to the public.

Chairperson Graham introduced Bill 17-88 on February 6, 2007. Chairperson Graham convened a working group to discuss, and find consensus on, various aspects of the bill, as introduced. The public hearing will include consideration of the results of the working group’s collaboration, in the form of a draft, revised version of the introduced bill. Copies of the draft, revised bill may be obtained by contacting the Committee office, or the office of Councilmember Jim Graham.

The Committee invites the public to testify or to submit written testimony, which will be made a part of the official record. Those who wish to testify should contact Mrs. LaDorsa Willis at (202) 724-8195 before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17. Witnesses should bring 16 copies of their testimony to the hearing. Individuals will be permitted 3 minutes for oral presentation; individuals representing organizations or groups, 5 minutes.

If you are unable to testify at the public hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made part of the official record. Copies of written statements should be submitted to Mrs. LaDorsa Willis, Committee on Public Works and the Environment, Room 116, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20004, or electronically at lwillis@dccouncil.us, by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2007.