The council’s public safety committee will hold a hearing Friday on the bills. Although some of the details differ, both would make it a crime punishable by up to 5 years in prison to distribute sexually explicit photos or videos taken for private use during a romantic relationship. The bills were introduced by councilmembers Muriel Bowser and Mary Cheh.
Last November, the District of Columbia came as close as it has in a century to gaining a degree of control over its skyline. Marcel Acosta, executive director of the National Capital Planning Commission, had just released a draft report recommending changes to the 1910 Height of Buildings Act, fulfilling a request by Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House committee with oversight of D.C. affairs, for NCPC and the city to review the law that restricts the city’s vertical reach.