Councilmember James E. Nathanson, Chair of the Committee
on the Judiciary, announces a public hearing on the "District of Columbia Criminal
Code Right to Privacy Amendment Act of 1993". This legislation, co-introduced by
Councilmember Nathanson, Chairman Wilson and Councilmember Evans, would eliminate criminal
sanctions for private, certain consensual, non-commercial sexual acts between persons 16
years of age or older.
This 14-day notice by publication is necessary in order to conduct a public hearing and
commence Committee consideration of the "District of Columbia Criminal Code Right to
Privacy Amendment Act of 1993" prior to the Councils consideration of the FY
1993 Supplemental and FY 1994 budgets.
The Public Hearing will occur on Friday, January 29,1993, at 10:00 A.M. Individuals
wishing to testify must register their name and organization affiliation (if any) by
contacting the Committee on the Judiciary (724-8009) no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday,
January 28, 1993. Copies of this legislation may be obtained from the Council's
Legislative Services Unit (Room 28 of the District Building) at 724-8050.
Written statements are encouraged. Oral testimony is generally limited to 10 minutes
for organizations and 5 minutes for individuals. Each witness is encouraged to bring 20
copies of their testimony to the hearing, or to submit one copy of it by 5:30 P.M.
Wednesday, January 27th. If you wish to submit a statement in lieu of testimony, your
statement may be submitted either to the Committee or to Phyllis Jones, Secretary to the
Council, Room 207, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will
close at 5:00 P.M. on Monday, February 8, 1993.