Judiciary public oversight hearing, Room 412, 10:30 a.m. Agenda: the Office of Unified Communications.
Finance and revenue public hearing, 11 a.m. Agenda: "Brentwood Retail Center Real Property Tax Exemption Act of 2005," Bill 16-385. To amend, on an emergency basis, Chapter 46 of Title 47 of the D.C. Code to exempt from taxation certain real property owned by Brentwood RI LLC at 1060 Brentwood Road NE. "Residential Energy Conservation Tax Credit Act of 2005," Bill 16-461. To amend Chapter 18 of Title 47 of the D.C. Code to authorize an income tax credit for homeowners and tenants who purchase or install energy conservation devices for their residences and for new home construction. "Natural Gas Taxation Relief Amendment Act of 2005," Bill 16-462. To amend Title 47 of the D.C. Code to tax natural gas based on the number of therms delivered to consumers. "Children's Museum Project Retail Priority Area Approval Resolution of 2005," PR 16-485.
Human services committee meeting, Room 123, 2 p.m. The agenda had not been set at press time.
No scheduled public meetings.
Health public oversight hearing, 10 a.m. Agenda: "Medical Malpractice Reform Act of 2005 (Titles I and II)," Bill 16-418. To improve the performance of the Board of Medicine by requiring the mayor to dedicate a minimum number of full-time employees within the Department of Health whose sole responsibility shall be to support the Board of Medicine; to require the creation of a centralized database for the collection of anonymous information for the analysis of adverse medical events in order to reduce medical error and improve health care delivery; to require individuals who intend to file suit alleging medical malpractice to file with potential defendants a 90-day notice of intent to file suit in D.C. Superior Court; to require parties to the suit to engage in mediation early in the litigation process; to make inadmissible as an admission of medical malpractice liability certain benevolent gestures made by the defendant; to examine all closed liability against obstetricians/gynecologists in order to identify ways to improve health care delivery and share best practices; to require that the rates charged by medical malpractice insurers be made public; to require that all information filed with the Commission of Insurance, Securities and Banking regarding rate changes for medical malpractice policies be made public; and to require all insurance companies and self-insurers that offer medical malpractice insurance to disclose on a quarterly basis certain information made anonymous.
Consumer and regulatory affairs committee meeting, Room 123, 10 a.m. The agenda had not been set at press time.
Government affairs committee meeting, Room 123, 2 p.m. Agenda: vote on "Way to Work Amendment Act of 2005," Bill 16-286. To create a requirement for a living wage; to create a job opportunity bank to increase job opportunities for low-income, skills-deficient residents and to enhance the First Source Employment Agreement Program by expanding coverage and requiring performance deposits.
Economic development committee meeting, Room 123, 10 a.m. The agenda had not been set at press time.
Health committee meeting, Room 123, 2 p.m. The agenda had not been set at press time.