AGENDA ITEM #18
July 20, 2010
July 16, 2010
Amanda Mihill, Legislative
Expedited Bill 41-10, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
Expedited Bill 41-10, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Membership, sponsored by
Councilmembers Andrews, Trachtenberg, and Navarro, was introduced on June 29, 2010. A
public hearing was held on July 13 at which Hannah Sassoon, Chair of the Domestic Violence
Coordinating Council testified in support of Bill 41-10.
Bill 41-10 would expand the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council by adding a student
member. At the hearing, Ms. Sassoon argued that the Coordinating Council's programs focused
on youth, including their program to prevent teen dating violence, would benefit from student
representation on the Coordinating Council. Ms. Sassoon stated that youth leaders are
instrumental to youth participation in any prevention initiative and a youth representative could
open up avenues of communication and social media outreach not currently utilized to reach
County teens (©5).
Council staff recommends approval
of Bill 41-10.
This packet contains:
Expedited Bill 41-10
Legislative Request Report
Fiscal Impact Statement
Testimony from Hannah Sassoon
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