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D.C. Council expecting busy end of term

Monday - 12/3/2012, 1:10pm  ET

WASHINGTON - The D.C. Council will try to complete work on dozens of bills before the end of the year, including an overhaul of parking for disabled drivers and possible reductions in traffic-camera fines.

The Washington Post ( http://tinyurl.com/cahemzw) reports that the council will also consider a bill that would grant new protections for ex- offenders seeking work. Councilmembers Marion Barry and Vincent Orange approved the bill in committee despite the objections of Chairman Phil Mendelson.

The council's next legislative session is Tuesday. Its final meeting of the current two-year term will be held on Dec. 18.

Among the bills being considered Tuesday is one that would reserve parking meters for drivers with disabled placards and force such drivers to pay for the first time.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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