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Alprin, Geoffrey M., general counsel, metropolitan Police Department --
Price, Robert N., vice president and general manager, Peoples Life In-
Stringer, John D., counsel, American Mutual Insurance Alliance_
Watt, Graham W., Deputy Mayor-Commissioner, District of Columbia on:
Wolpert, Arnold W., director, Special Services Division, National Educa-
Association of Practicing Certified Public Accountants, John J. Benish,
District of Columbia Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Robert B.
Watt, Graham W., Deputy-Mayor-Commissioner, District of Columbia,
INSURANCE, LICENSING PROCEDURES, FIX FEES, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1971
SUBCOMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, COMMERCE, AND JUDICIARY,
The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 9:30 a.m., in room 6226, New Senate Office Building, Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.
Present: Senator Stevenson.
Staff present: Gene E. Godley, general counsel; and Clarence V. McKee, Jr., minority staff member.
Senator STEVENSON. The hearing of the Subcommittee on Business, Commerce, and Judiciary will come to order.
This morning hearings are being held on four bills, which are part of the District government's legislative program.
Two bills relate to the laws governing professions, occupations, and license fees, under the 21 acts affecting such professions and occupations.
The purpose of these two bills is to delegate functions to the District of Columbia government which are municipal functions contended to be better performed by local government than the Congress.
Another bill we will hear this morning relates to the modernization and updating of several divisions of law enforcement and criminal justice in the District.
The last bill increases protection to consumers from the insolvency of insurance companies doing business in the District.
I now place in the record copies of S. 1363, S. 1338, S. 2208, and S. 2209.
(The bills follow :)
92D CONGRESS 1ST SESSION
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
MARCH 24 (legislative day, MARCH 23), 1971
Mr. STEVENSON (by request) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia
To revise and modernize procedures relating to licensing by the District of Columbia of persons engaged in certain occupa
tions, professions, businesses, trades, and callings, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 TITLE I-REVISION AND MODERNIZATION OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA LICENSING PROCEDURES
6 SEC. 101. That this title may be cited as the "Distiret of 7 Columbia Licensing Procedures Act".
8 SEC. 102. The Congress hereby finds it desirable that the
9 government of the District of Columbia (hereinafter, "Dis
1 trict") revise and modernize procedures relating to the licens2 ing by the District of persons engaged in certain occupations, 3 professions, businesses, trades, and callings. The Congress 4 further finds it to be in the interest of such licensees, of the 5 general public, and of the District that such licensing proce6 dures be made as nearly uniform as may be feasible, depend7 ing on the circumstances involved in each type of license.
Accordingly, the Congress intends by this Act to vest in the 9 District authority to adopt and promulgate regulations revis10 ing and modernizing certain specified Acts or parts of Acts 11 of Congress establishing licensing procedures relating to persons engaging in certain occupations, professions, businesses, 13 trades, and callings.
14 SEC. 103. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of law 15 contained in the Acts or parts of Acts specified in section 16 104, the District of Columbia Council (hereinafter "Coun17 cil") after consulting with such representatives of the af 18 fected occupation, profession, business, trade, or calling as 19 the Council, in its discretion, considers necessary or desir20 able, is authorized to make, from time to time, usual and 21 reasonable regulations which (1) prescribe new or different 22 qualifications, or restate or redefine retained qualifications, 23 for the licensing of persons to engage in the occupations, 24 professions, businesses, trades, and callings affected by such 25 Acts or parts of Acts, (2) provide for the establishment of