On March 13, 2012, Councilmember Muriel Bowser, Chairperson of the Committee on Government Operations, will hold a public hearing on Bill 19-700, the “Bad Actor Debarment and Suspension Act of 2012.” rnThe Bad Actor Amendment would permanently ban contractors who have been debarred twice before from receiving District contracting dollars. Currently, a bad actor who is debarred, for instance, for improper Fair Wage practices, Certified Business Enterprise violations, or fraud can continue to bid on work once the debarment expires. The bill is intended to ensure greater security in the billion dollar per year contracting and procurement system.rnThe public hearing will begin at 1:30 PM in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. rnIf you would like to testify at the hearing please contact Everson Randolph (Randy) Hull Tel: (202) 727-8272 or RHull@dccouncil.usrn