Petition started to oppose recent noise law amendment
The recent amendment makes it “unlawful for a person to make an unreasonably loud noise between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. that is likely to annoy or disturb one or more other persons in their residences.”
DCSS claims that the amendments to the law are too vague, as there is no definition in the law of what is to be considered likely to annoy or disturb.
Under the changes that took place at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, the noise violation is an arrestable offense and carries a penalty of up to a $500 fine and/or 90 days in jail.
As of early this morning the petition had more than 1,000 signatures, over 80 percent of which are from the D.C. area.