COUNCILMEMBER KENYAN R. MCDUFFIE, CHAIRPERSON
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

AND

COUNCILMEMBER DAVID GROSSO, CHAIRPERSON
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

ANNOUNCE A PUBLIC HEARING ON

BILL 21-0243, THE “CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION AND AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR REQUIREMENTS AMENDMENT ACT OF 2015”

Thursday, October 1, 2015

2:00 p.m., Room 412, John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20004

 

On Thursday, October 1, 2015, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chairperson of the Committee on the Judiciary, and Councilmember David Grosso, Chairperson of the Committee on Education, will hold a public hearing on Bill 21-0243, the “Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Requirements Amendment Act of 2015”. The hearing will be held in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., at 2:00 p.m. The hearing will be immediately followed by a related hearing on the State of Emergency Medical Services in the District of Columbia and Bill 21-0290, the “Office of Unified Communications Training, CPR, and Modernization Amendment Act of 2015”

The stated purpose of Bill 21-0243 is to amend the Public Access to Automated External Defibrillator Act of 2000 to require each school to have a certain number of automated external defibrillators that can be used on both children and adults in the school; to require specific employees of each school to complete a training program on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the operation and use of an automated external defibrillator; to require the Mayor to establish guidelines for these training programs; and to require the Mayor to approve all training programs offered pursuant to the act.

The Committee invites the public to testify or to submit written testimony. Anyone wishing to testify at the hearing should contact Kate Mitchell, Judiciary Committee Director, at (202) 727-8275, or via e-mail at kmitchell@dccouncil.us, and provide their name, telephone number, organizational affiliation, and title (if any) by close of business, September 28, 2015. Representatives of organizations will be allowed a maximum of five minutes for oral testimony, and individuals will be allowed a maximum of three minutes. Witnesses should bring fifteen copies of their written testimony and, if possible, also submit a copy of their testimony electronically to kmitchell@dccouncil.us.

For witnesses who are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements will be made part of the official record. Copies of written statements should be submitted either to the Committee or to Nyasha Smith, Secretary to the Council, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 5, Washington, D.C. 20004.  The record will close at the end of the business day on October 15, 2015.

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