The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to advance Secure DC, with several additional amendments. The council will cast a second and final vote on the legislation in the coming weeks — and the bill is likely to change further before then.

On Tuesday, the council amended the bill in the following ways:

  • First, the council struck language in an anti-mask provision that would have made it illegal for residents to wear a face covering while “caus[ing] another person to fear for his or her personal safety.” The bill still makes it illegal to wear a mask while they intend to commit a crime or intimidate, threaten, abuse, or harass another person.