Post Tagged with: "legislation"

ST. ANN DC | The Washington, D.C. Council is considering a bill that would raise the penalty for mandated reporters who fail to report a suspected instance of abuse up to a fine of $2,500 and 180 days of jail time.

DC Council Set to Consider Making Religious Leaders Mandated Reporters

A bill that would legally mandate pastors, rabbis and other clergy to report instances of child abuse or neglect is pending review by the Washington, D.C. Council. Under current D.C. law, teachers, school officials, medical professionals and daycare workers are mandated reporters for suspected child abuse or neglect. Mandated reporters[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA The Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018, which was proposed by D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) in April and would allow 16-and 17-year-olds to vote, has been indefinitely delayed.

Proposed Legislation to Lower Voting Age in District Tabled

The Washington, D.C. Council indefinitely tabled proposed legislation that would have lowered the D.C. federal election voting age to 16 on Tuesday. The proposed legislation, the Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018, would have made D.C. the first city in the United States to allow minors to vote in all[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA D.C. is creating an office of nightlife and culture, after Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed legislation to establish it Oct. 18.

District Establishes New Office Of Nightlife and Culture

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed legislation Oct. 18, establishing the office of nightlife and culture to serve as the intermediary between residents and late night venues. The position was created in response to Washington, D.C.’s booming nightlife industry, which encompasses 2,267 bars and restaurants, rakes in $3.8 billion[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ANNE STONECIPHER/THE HOYA The Georgetown University Student Association voted unanimously Monday night in support of an Ethics and Oversight committee to hold GUSA senate and executives accountable.

GUSA Launches Committee for Exec, Senate Accountability

An Ethics and Oversight Committee for the Georgetown University Student Association senate is set to be approved this week, after the senate unanimously voted Monday to pass legislation to improve the internal accountability of the senate and GUSA’s executive branch. The formation of the new committee comes a month after[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
CHRISTIAN PAZ FOR THE HOYA A measure to decriminalize fare evasion for WMATA riders advanced through the Washington, D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety Oct. 4. If approved by the full D.C. Council, the proposed legislation will reduce the penalty for failing to pay for Metro travel to a civil offense and a $50 fine.

DC Council Moves to Decriminalize Metro Fare Evasion

The Washington, D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety unanimously passed a measure to decriminalize fare evasion, or the failure to pay for metro travel, for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority riders Oct. 4. If approved by the full D.C. Council later this month, the bill will downgrade[Read More…]

by October 11, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC COUNCIL Legislation that was approved by Washington, D.C. voters with a 56 percent majority in a June primary was repealed by the D.C. Council (pictured above) in a 8-5 vote Tuesday. Initiative 77 was set to increase the minimum wage for tipped workers to match the standard minimum wage by 2026.

DC Council Wages War Against Initiative 77

The Washington, D.C. Council voted 8-5 Tuesday to repeal Initiative 77, which would have gradually raised the minimum wage for tipped workers from $3.89 to match the standard minimum wage by 2026. Initiative 77 was approved by District voters with a 56 percent majority in a June primary election, according[Read More…]

PIXABAY Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) proposed emergency legislation to prohibit chemical compounds found in synthetic drugs after a recent upsurge in overdoses of K2, a strain of synthetic marijuana, in Washington, D.C.

Spike in Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Prompts Emergency Legislation

Following a dramatic uptick in reported overdoses of K2, a strain of synthetic marijuana, since mid-July, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) introduced emergency legislation to widen the scope of what constitutes a banned synthetic drug in the District. Washington, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services treated or transported 1,663 patients for[Read More…]

by October 2, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
HANNAH LEVINE/THE HOYA Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) introduced The Ghost Guns Prohibition Emergency Amendment Act to ban the possession of undetectable plastic "ghost guns," unregistered firearms lacking serial numbers on Monday.

Bowser Proposes Legislation to Ban 3D-Printed ‘Ghost Guns’

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) proposed legislation to ban the possession of 3D-printed plastic guns and other undetectable “ghost guns” Monday. The Ghost Guns Prohibition Emergency Amendment Act will amend existing legislation to prohibit the registration and possession of ghost guns, or unregistered firearms without serial numbers, in the[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
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Sixteens students without documentation met with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) Wednesday night.

Georgetown Dreamers Welcomed on Capitol Hill Following DACA Repeal

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (SFS ’66, LAW ’69) of Illinois hosted 16 students without documentation on Capitol Hill to express his support after this week’s repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The students, some of whom were protected under the Obama-era policy, watched from the Senate floor[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Equality Fight Goes On

In recent weeks, many Republican-led states — especially in the South — have made national headlines by considering, and in some cases passing, legislation promoting local anti-LGBTQ discrimination policies or enacting protections for businesses and other institutions that deny services to LGBTQ individuals and groups. The legislation is cloaked in[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top