B22-0102 – Secure A Fair and Equitable Trial Act of 2017

Introduction Date: Feb 7, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers Grosso, Nadeau, Cheh, Evans, and R. White Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill requires that upon the request of either the prosecutor or the defendant, the court shall instruct the jury against letting bias, sympathy, prejudice, or public opinion influence its decision. It also establishes limits on…

B22-0100 – Preservation of Affordable Rent Control Housing Amendment Act of 2017

Introduction Date: Feb 7, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers Bonds, R. White, Silverman, Cheh, and T. White Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill prohibits the formation of certain agreements between a tenant or a tenant association and a housing provider. Agreements may not be made that would result in subjecting other current or future tenants to…

B22-0099 – Affordable Cooperative Task Force Act of 2017

Introduction Date: Feb 7, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers Bonds, Cheh, T. White, Evans, Nadeau, Todd, and R. White Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill establishes the Affordable Cooperative Task Force to provide policy recommendations on improving existing limited equity cooperatives (a type of shared home ownership in which individuals purchase a share in a cooperative…

B22-0096 – Electric Vehicle Public Infrastructures Expansion Act of 2017

Introduction Date: Feb 7, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers Cheh, Allen, Todd, Evans, Silverman, R. White, and Chairman Mendelson Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill establishes the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Pilot Program which will place at least 15 publically-available electric vehicle charging stations in the District by January 1, 2019. The bill requires DDOT to…

B22-0087 – Elections Modernization Amendment Act of 2017

Introduction Date: Jan 24, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers Allen, R. White, Grosso, and Nadeau Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill increases the frequency with which the Board of Elections evaluates and determines voting precincts to every 5 years, subject to Council approval and requires that a system be developed to permit registered voters to elect…

B22-0081 – Community College for All Scholarship Amendment Act of 2017

Introduction Date: Jan 24, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers T. White, Silverman, R. White, Gray, Nadeau, Evans, Allen, and McDuffie Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill establishes a scholarship program to provide free tuition and the cost of mandatory fees to DC residents enrolled at the University of the District of Columbia Community College (UDCCC). The…

B22-0080 – Access to Justice for Immigrants Amendment Act of 2017

Introduction Date: Jan 24, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers Nadeau, R. White, and Grosso Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill requires the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice to establish an Access to Justice Initiative Program to provide support to nonprofit organizations that deliver civil legal services to low income and underserved…

B22-0079 – Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities Screening and Prevention Pilot Program Act of 2017

Introduction Date: Jan 24, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers Todd, R. White, Evans, Bonds, Nadeau, T. White, and McDuffie Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill requires OSSE to establish a dyslexia screening, treatment, and prevention pilot program to begin in the 2018-2019 school year. The pilot program would include annual universal dyslexia screening for students in…

B22-0075 – Language Access for Education Amendment Act of 2017

Introduction Date: Jan 24, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers Grosso, Nadeau, Gray, Allen, R. White, Silverman, and McDuffie Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill expands the list of entities that must provide language access services, including the Secretary to the Council of the District of Columbia, the Department of General Services, and Mayor’s Office of Community…