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Full text of "2001 DC Code, Session Law Service, 2012 No. 1, 2001 Edition"

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 
SESSION LAW SERVICE LETTER 



2012 {< y. 

LEGISLATIVE HIGHLIGHTS 

A noncumulative summary of significant legislation contained in this 
pamphlet of general interest to the legal profession prepared especially 
for District of Columbia Legislative Service by the editorial staff of 
West, a Thomson Reuters business. 

Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Compre- 
hensive Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011 

Law 19-124 establishes an ethics board to administer and enforce the District of 
Columbia's Code of Conduct. 

Health Benefit Exchange Authority Establishment Act of 2011 

Law 19-94 enables individuals and small employers to find affordable and easier-to- 
understand health insurance. 

Military Parents' Child Custody and Visitation Rights Act of 2012 

Law 19-110 enacts a new section that allows deploying parents to request an expedited 
hearing for the purpose of obtaining a temporary child custody or visitation order. 

Old Naval Hospital Real Property Tax Exemption Act of 2012 

Law 19-116 exempts property held by a specified nonprofit corporation from properly 

taxes. ....... -.. 

Uniform Collaborative Law Act of 2012 

Law 19-125 provides a statutory basis for an alternative dispute resolution procedure 
by which civil law disputes may be resolved expeditiously without the expense of 
litigation. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 
SESSION LAW SERVICE 

2012 

19TH COUNCIL PERIOD 

Convened January 2, 2011 

Laws 19-94 to 19-119, 19-121 to 19-126 j ; 
EMERGENCY ACTS 
January 3, 2012 to April 10, 2012 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Page 

District of Columbia Session Law Service Letter - — I 

Preface - _ V 

Laws in this Pamphlet IX 

Emergency Acts in this Pamphlet XI 

Officials of the District of Columbia — XIII 

Permanent and Temporary Laws 1 

Emergency Acts - „ 105 

Tables 

1. Affected Sections — Laws Tl-1 

2. Affected Sections — Emergency Acts T2-1 

Index 1-1 



VII 



LAWS IN THIS PAMPHLET 



Law citations are to this pamphlet only. 



For other materials included in this service, 
consult same table in other pamphlets. 



Law 

9/11 Memorial Grove Dedication Act of 2012 19-114 

Board of Elections and Ethics Electoral Process Improvement Temporary 

Amendment Act of 2012 19-101 

Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehen- 
sive Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011 19-124 

Board of Medicine Membership and Licensing Amendment Act of 2012 19-104 

Captive Insurance Company Amendment Act of 2012 19-103 

Commission on African-American Affairs Establishment Act of 2012 19-106 

District Department of Transportation Omnibus Temporary Amendment Act of 

2012 19-97 

District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Amendment 

Act of 2012 19-115 

District of Columbia Public Schools and Public Charter School Student Residen- 
cy Fraud Prevention Amendment Act of 2012 19-126 

Glover Park Community Center Designation Act of 2012 - _ 19-108 

Green Building Compliance Temporary Amendment Act of 2012 19-99 

Health Benefit Exchange Authority Establishment Act of 2011 19-94 

Historic Property Improvement Notification Amendment Act of 2012 19-123 

Human Rights Service of Process Amendment Act of 2012 19-112 

Lillian A. Gordon Water Play Area and Park Designation Act of 2012 19-117 

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Amendment Act of 2012 19-111 

Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center and Dispensary Locations Temporary 

Amendment Act of 2012 __._ 19-122 

Military Parents' Child Custody and Visitation Rights Act of 2012 19-110 

Oak Hill Conservation Easement Act of 2012 — - 19-113 

Old Naval Hospital Real Property Tax Exemption Act of 2012 19-116 

Paul Washington Way Designation Act of 2012 19-107 

Presidential Primary Ballot Access Temporary Amendment Act of 2012 19-95 

Processing Sales Tax Clarification Second Temporary Amendment Act of 2012 — . 19-98 
Public Notice of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions Recommendations Amend- 
ment Act of 2012 .-_ _ 19-102 

Retirement Distribution Withholding Temporary Act of 2012 19-100 

Rev. Dr. Jerry A. Moore, Jr. Commemorative Plaza Designation Act of 2012 19-109 

Southwest Duck Pond Designation Act of 2012 19-105 

Streetscape Reconstruction Temporary Act of 2012 19-121 

Unemployment Compensation Federally Funded Extended Benefits Maximiza- 
tion Temporary Amendment Act of 2012 19-96 

Uniform Collaborative Law Act of 2012 19-125 

William O'Neal Lockridge Memorial Library at Bellevue Designation Act of 2012 19-119 
Willie Wood Way Designation Act of 2012 19-118 

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EMERGENCY ACTS IN THIS PAMPHLET 



Act citations are to this pamphlet only: 



For other materials included in this service, 
consult same table in other pamphlets. 



Act 

Advisory Neighborhood Commissions Boundaries Emergency Act of 2012 19-341 

Board of Elections and Ethics Electoral Process Improvement Emergency 

Amendment Act of 2011 19-266 

Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehen- 
sive Ethics Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 — - 19-298 

Capital Area Food Bank Loan Forgiveness Emergency Act of 2012 - 19-303 

Change Order No. 1 to Contract No. DCFA-2010-C-0174 Approval and Payment 

Authorization Emergency Act of 2012 - - - - 19-301 

Citizens With Disabilities Parking Fairness Emergency Act of 2012 19-342 

Clarification of Personal Property Tax Revenue Reporting Congressional Review 

Emergency Act of 2012 19-307 

Comprehensive Military and Overseas Voters Accommodation Congressional 

Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 - 19-310 

Criminal Penalty for Unregistered Motorist Repeal Congressional Review Emer- 
gency Amendment Act of 2012— - ~- - - - 19-296 

DDOT Omnibus Conforming Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 19-317 

Economic Development Special Account Revival Congressional Review Emergen- 
cy Amendment Act of 2012 19-305 

Firearms Registration Renewal Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 - 19-324 

Fresh Healthy Mobile Cart Vending Pilot in Underserved Areas Emergency 

Amendment Act of 2012 1 - 19-325 

Howard Theatre Easement Disposition Emergency Amendment Act of 20 12 - 19-26 7 

Income Tax Withholding Statements Electronic Submission Congressional Re- 
view Emergency Act of 2012 - - — 19-308 

Interstate Compact for Juveniles Congressional Review Emergency Amendment 

Act of 2012 19-294 

Jubilee Housing Residential Rental Project Real Property Tax Exemption Clarifi- 
cation Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2012 19-295 

Local Rent Supplement Program Contract No. 0104-2008-00 15A Approval and 

Authorization Emergency Act of 2012 - 19-304 

Lottery Amendment Repeal Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 19-312 

Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center and Dispensary Locations Emergency 

Amendment Act of 2012 19-299 

Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center Emergency Amendment Act of 20 12 19-339 

Moratorium on Establishments Which Permit Nude Dancing Emergency Act of 

2012 19-302 

Oak Hill Conservation Easement Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2012.- 19-306 
Old Naval Hospital Real Property Tax Exemption Congressional Review Emer- 
gency Act of 2012 - - 19-337 

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EMERGENCY ACTS IN THIS PAMPHLET 

Act 

Receiving Stolen Property and Public Safety Amendments Congressional Review 

Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 19-326 

Streetscape Reconstruction .Congressional Review Emergency Act of 20 12 - ~ --:.--. .- 19-340 

Streetscapfe Reconstruction Emergency Act of 2012 .:-'— .—.......—.: :_„...... 19-268 

Targeted Retirement Distribution Withholding Emergency Act of 2012 19-316 

Unemployment Compensation Federally Funded Extended Benefits Maximiza- 
tion Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 20 1 2 19-309 

Ward Redistricting Congressional Review* Emergency Amendment Act of 20 12 - - . . 19-3 1 1 

Workforce Job Development Grant-Making Authority Emergency Act of 2012 19-300 

Wrongful Death Emergency Act of 2012 - — 19-338 



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COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF 
COLUMBIA 

Phil Mendelson, Chairman 

Yvette M. Alexander Jack Evans 

Marion Barry Jim Graham 

Muriel Bowser Kenyan R. McDuffie 

Michael A. Brown Vincent B. Orange, Sr. 

David A. Catania Tommy Wells 
Mary M. Cheh 



OFFICE OF THE GENERAL 
COUNSEL 

Under Whose Direction This 
Volume Has Been Prepared 

V. David Zvenyach, General Counsel 

John Hoellen, Legislative Counsel 

Benjamin F. Bryant, Jr., Codification Counsel 

Karen R. Barbour, Legal Assistant 



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PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY LAWS 



HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE AUTHORITY 
ESTABLISHMENT ACT OF 2011 

Law 19-94 

Act 19-269 

AN ACT to establish the Health Benefit Exchange Authority and its functions and duties, to 
provide for the appointment of executive and advisory boards to the Health Benefit Exchange 
Authority, to establish the powers and duties of the executive board, to include conflict of 
interest provisions for and limit the liability of the executive and advisory boards, to establish 
the minimum criteria for the certification of health benefit plans as qualified health plans, to 
require the executive board to report to the Council, Mayor, and public regarding the operation 
of the Health Benefit Exchange Authority, and to require the Health Benefit Exchange 
Authority to submit rules for Council review. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Health Benefit Exchange Authority Establishment Act of 2011". 

Sec. 2. Definitions. " . " ' ., !! 

For the purposes of this act, the term: ' ', 

(1) "American Health Benefit Exchange" means an entity established pursuant to section 
''5, and section 1311(b) of the Federal Act." ' 

(2) "Authority" means the District, of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange -Authority 
established by section 3. 

(3) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the Department of Insurance, Securities 
'and Banking, as established by section 3 of the Department of Insurance and Securities, 
Regulation Establishment Act of 1996, effective May 21, 1997 (D.C. Law 11-268; D.C. 
Official Code § 31-102). 

(4) "Federal Act" means the Patient Protection and Affordable 7 Care Act, approved 
March 23, 2010 (124 Stat. 119; 42 U.S.C. § 18001, note), as amended by the Health Care 

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and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 approved March 30, 2010 (124 Stat. 1029; 42 
U.S.C. § 1305, note), and any amendments, regulations, or guidance issued pursuant to the 
Federal Act. 

(5)(A) "Health benefit plan" means a 'policy, contract, certificate, or agreement offered or 
issued by a health carrier to provide, deliver, arrange for, pay for, or reimburse any of the 
costs of health care services. 

(B) The.,termr"health;benefit j plan" does not include: - v 

(i) Coverage' only foi" ^accident or disability income insurance, * or any combination 
thereof; 

(ii) Liability^ insurance, including general liability insurance and automobile liability 
insurance; * i j ",i \, ■ ■'' ^ ■" * ■■-. ■ 

(iii) Coverage issued as a supplement to liability insurance; 

(iv) Workers' compensation or similar insurance; 

(v) Automobile medical payment; insurance; 

(vi) Credit-only insurance; 

(vii) Coverage for on-site medical clinics; or 

(viii) Other similar insurance coverage, specified in federal regulations issued pursu- 
ant to the Health Insurance -Portability 'and Accountability Act of 1996, approved 
August 21, 1996 (110' .Stat. , 1936; "|j2'jJJS.C/§ 201, note) ("HJPAA"), under which 
v . , benefits for . health care : services ^re secondary or incidental tp other insurance 
benefits. 

(C) The term "health benefit plan" does not include the following benefits if they are 
provided under a separate policy, certificate of insurance, or contract of insurance, or are 
otherwise not an integral part of tijg flan;. v 

(i) Limited scope denial ( or vision benefits^ , : -, " , 

(ii) Benefits for long-term care, nursing home care, home health care, community- 
based care, or any combination thereof;, or - 

(iii) Other similar, limited benefits specified in federal regulations issued pursuant to 

HIPAA. ... r ... e , . 4 , 

(D) The term "health benefit plan" does not include the following benefits if the 
benefits are provided- under a separat^'pb^^ insurance, precontract of 

1 /insurance, and there'll no coordination between the provision of the'tienefits^ahd any 
exclusion, of beri^ plan, sponsor, 

'/"• J and thebenefilis'a^ are 

.provided with ^ respect^; su&an ey§nt under :-any group health plan maintained by the 
, same plan sponsor^ ■ ••;.; -■■-;-« ^ ■- . ■" ->^ 

(i) Coverage only for a specified disease of illriesss;' of 
v- <ii) Hospital indemnity or other fixed indemnity insurance. . - ^ < : 

" (E) The t term "health benefit plan" does not include' the following if offered; as< a 
separate policy, certificate of insurance, or contract of insurance: 

(i) A Medicare supplemental policy as defined in section 1382(g)(1) of the Social 
Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 1395ss(g)(l)); ' ; n ■ ^ -■ ' * " 

(ii) 1 'Coverage' supplemental to Hfe Coverage provided under 10 U.S.C.§ 1071 et seq.; 

or _ ( "- "' ) ^' : — 

' v ' (iii) Similar suppleme&M' : c6ve^gfe' , pTOvifled*' i t6 cover^ge^under.a group health plan. 

(6) "^Bealth carrier" means an entity subject to the insurance laws and regulations of the 
' ;: '!^iste^ driver, arrah^'ftir, pay for, or 

', 'r&Mbifcse JJ any of the:cosis of 'health cai'e services, including: '' ; J X^ u , 

(A) An accident and sickness insurance company; ( M -,-,,. > 

.(B) A health maintenance organization; v.-, T * ,r, ^ * /'. ^, ;>• \ t 

(C) A hospital arid medical services corporation; or •.< ' ■> \ f: ■ , >,v \m.,\-- 

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(D) Any other entity providing a health benefit plan; 

(7) "Health professional" shall have the same meaning as provided in section I 01(8) of 
the District of Columbia Health Occupations Revision Act of 1985, effective March 25, 1986 
(D.C. Law 6-99; D.C. Official Code § 3-1201.01(8)).' 

(8) "Internal Revenue Code of 1986" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 
. approved August 16, 1954 (100 Stat. 2095; 26 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.). 

(9) "PHSA" means the Public -Health Service Act, approved July 1, 1944 (58 Stat. 682; 
42 U.S.C. § 201 et seq.). < . . 

(10) "Qualified dental plan" means a limited-scope dental plan that has been certified^iri 
accordance with section 10. 

(11) "Qualified employer" means a small employer that elects to make its. L full-time 
employees eligible for one or more qualified health plans offered through the Small 
Business Health Options Program Exchange ("SHOP Exchange"), and, at the option of the 
employer, some or all of its part-time employees; provided, that the employer: 

(A) Has its principal place of business in' the District and elects to provide coverage 
through the SHOP Exchange to all of its eligible employees, wherever employed; or 

(B) Elects to provide coverage through the SHOP Exchange to all of its eligible 
employees who are principally employed in the District. 

(12) "Qualified health plan" means a health benefit plan that has a certification validating 
that the plan meets the criteria for certification described in section 1311(c) of the Federal 
Act and section 10. 

(13) "Qualified individual" means an individual, including a minor, who: 

(A) Is seeking to enroll in a qualified health plan offered to individuals through the 
Authority; ; , ■ ; , r / ' ; 

■ v '- . (B) Resides in the District; 

(C) At the time of enrollment, is not incarcerated, other than incarceration pending the 
disposition of charges; and r 

(D) Is, and is reasonably expected to be, for the entire period for which enrollment is 
sought, a citizen or national of the United States or an alien lawfully present in the 
United States. 

(14) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and 
Human Services. 

(15) "SHOP Exchange" means a Small Business Health Options Program Exchange 
established pursuant to section 5, and section 1311(b) of the Federal Act. 

(16)(A) "Small employer" means a single employer that employed an average of not more 
than 50 employees during the preceding calendar year. 

(B) For the purposes of this paragraph: '.'...*'- . , 

(i) All persons treated as a single employer under, section 414(b), (c), ,(m), or (o) of 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. § 414(b), (c)| (m), or (o)) shall be treated 
as a single employer. • ' - v. ' ■) 

,.■' ' (ii) An employer and any predecessor employer shall be treated as a single 
employer. ,, '. ' v 

(iii) All employees shall be .counted, including part-time employees and employees 
■-.. who are not eligible for health benefit coverage through the employer. 

(iv) If an employer was not in existence throughout the preceding calendar year, the 
determination of. whether that ernployer is a small employer shall be based on the 
average number of employees that employer is reasonably expected to employ in the 
current calendar year. , 

(v) An employer that makes enrollment in qualified health plans available to its 
employees through the SHOP Exchange and would cease to be a small employer by 
reason of an increase in the number of its employees shall continue to be treated as a 

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small employer for purposes^ this act asJohg^as^it continuously i makes enrollment 
, j through the SHOP, Exchange ay^ilabte to its .employees, <■.,„ _ • . , , 

'\ (17) "Social Security Act" >m6ahs .thevSocial Security Act,- approved: August 14, 1935 (49 
Stat. 620; 42 U.S.C. § 301 et seq.\ as amended. > . .: i .,,:-■< . O 

Sec. 3. Establishment afad purpose; ^ ^ ; r^a U >x 

(a) There is established; as ah independent authority of the District gwernment, the 
District* of Columbia .Health < Benefit Exchange Authority. The Authority shall be an 
instrumentality, created to effectuate the purposes stated in this act; that shall have a ( legal 
existence separate from the District government. r ; , v : - >; - ; -' 

(b) The purposes of the Authority shall be to: .*' ■:■.■■>, ■ 

> ^(1) Enable individuals and small employers" to find affordable and >easier-to-uhderstand 
^health insurance; > : > ' < * * '"■*' Aw '>'?■< 

(2j r Faculitkte thepurchkse 1 and sale of qualffi'ed' health plans; ' ' 

(3) Assist small employers in facilitating the enrollment of their employees in qualified 
" health plkns; " ir 

(4) Reduce the number of uninsured; 

(5) Provide a transparent marketplace for health benefit plans; 

(6) Educate consumers; and, ...,.-, , 

(7) Assist individuals and groups to access programs, premium assistance tax credits, 
and cost-sharing reductions. 

Sec. 4. District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority Fund. 

(a) 'There is established as a'nonlapsifig-fund the District df Columbia Hedlth Benefit 
Exchange Authority Fund ("Fund"), which shall be administered by the Authority in 
accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and which shall be used solely for 
the purposes set forth in this act and the costs of administering this act. 

(b) The Fund shall consist of: ;-_. 

L , (1) Any user fees, licensing fees, or other assessments collected by the Authority; 
— (2) ; Income from investments made on behalf of the Fund ; 

(3) Interest on money in the Fund; 
"'*' (4) Money collected by the executive board as a result of a legal or other action; 

(5) Donations; rmi ; 

(6) Grants; . -: ; ; >. ;> .",{'}:■ ^ .■ ■■ t(j . ,, . ,,, r s - 

, -,,.07) All general revenue, funds appropriated by. a line, item in the budget submitted 
pursuant to section 446 of the District of i; pqlumbia ; Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 
1973 (87 Stat. 801; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.46), and authorized by Congress for the 
purposes of the Authority; and ;^ 1 

, L '" : '(8) 1 Any bther' money "from any oikev sptoce r a^epted for thebeheflt d»f itte Fund. 

(c) All revenues, income from investments, proceeds, and other monies, 1 [from whatever 
source derived, that are collected qr^resceiypd by the. Authority, sh^l be deposited into the 
Fund. All funds deposited into the Fund, and any interest earned on "those jftinds, shall not 
revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the 
end -of a fiscal y^arpdr at any other time, but sh&lFbe continually dysiilkMe" for the uses and 
purposes set forth In this act ^without regard to fiscal year limitation,' sulyect to authorization 
by Congress; ■ -^ ■-■• - vH ..■-... ^j.^,--> , \/ -t> ^. ■' A- 

'■-■■ (d) The' Chief Financial Officer shall ihvefst the money* of the Fiifid in the* same manner as 
other District money may be invested: -j ^J t , . ^ ^- -v,. 

(e)(1) The Authority is authorized to charge, through rulemaking: * ' * 

.- ,' ,,(^. User fees; r ; ".',' , ., ^. ;'■' .;, ,[l t ^.V ( ,.; ■' 

(B) Licensing fees; and ^ f ■'■ ' 

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2012 Legislation Law 19-94, § 5 

(G) Other assessments on health carriers selling qualified dental plans or qualified 
health plans in the District, including qualified health plans and qualified dental plans 
sold outside the exchanges. 

(2) User fees, licensing fees, or other assessments authorized shall not exceed reasonable 
projections regarding the amount necessary to support the operations of the Authority. 

Sec. 5. Authority duties and powers, 
'.. (a) The Authority shall: 

(1) Establish the American Health Benefit Exchange to assist qualified individuals in the 
District with enrollment in qualified health plans; 

. (2) Establish a SHOP Exchange through which qualified employers may access coverage 
for their employees and shall enable any qualified employer to specify a level of coverage so 
that any of its employees may enroll in any qualified health plan offered through the SHOP 
Exchange at the specified level of coverage; 

(3) Certify plans as qualified health plans as set forth in section 10 and make such plans 
available to qualified individuals and qualified employers, as required by the' Federal Act, 
with effective dates on January 1, 2014; provided, that the Authority shall not make 
available any health benefit plan that is not a qualified health plan. 

: (4) Have independent personnel authority to hire, retain, and terminate personnel as 
- appropriate to perform the functions of the Authority consistent with the District of 
, Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 
■ (D.C. Law 2-139; D.C. Official Code § 1-601.01 et seq.\ including establishing compensa- 
tion and reimbursement consistent with the District's, wage grade and non-wage grade 
schedules; 

(5) Have procurement authority independent of the Office of Contracting and Procure- 
ment, consistent with the Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010, effective April 8, 2011 
(D.C. Law 18-371; D.C. Official Code § 2-552.01 et seq.) ("PPRA"); except, that section 
202(a), (b), (c), and (e) of the PPRA shall apply. 

(6) Publish the average costs of licensing, regulatory fees, .and any other payments 
required by the Authority, and the administrative costs of the Authority, on a website that 
is publically accessible, to educate consumers on these costs. This information shall include 
information on monies lost to waste, fraud, and abuse; 

(7) Implement procedures for certification, recertification, and decertification, consistent 
with guidelines developed by the Secretary under section 1311(c) ,of the Federal Act and of 
this act, of health benefit plans as qualified health plans; 

(8) Provide for the operation of a toll-free telephone hotline to respond to requests for 
'assistance, utilizing staff who are -trained to provide assistance in a. culturally and 

' linguistically appropriate manner; 

(9) Provide for enrollment periods, as provided under section 1311(c)(6) of the Federal 
Act; ^.> „■ :..;■ ■'■■■■■ 

(10) Maintain a publically accessible website, , through which enrollees and prospective 
v enrollees of qualified health plans and dental plans may obtain standardized comparative 
^information,, including on health plan quality and performance, for such plans; 

(11) Assign a rating to each qualified health plan offered through the exchanges in 
accordance with the criteria developed by the Secretary under section 1311(c)(3) of the 

v Federal Act, and determine each qualified health plan's level of coverage in accordance, with 
regulations issued by the Secretary under section 1302(d)(2)(A) of the Federal Act; 

(12) Use a standardized format 'for presenting health benefit options in the exchanges, 
.including the use of the uniform outline of coverage established under section 2715 of the 

; PHSA; 

(13) Conduct eligibility determinations, ( in accordance with section 1413 of the Federal 
Act for the Medicaid program under title XIX of the Social Security Act, the Children's 

i- Health Insurance Program under title XXI of the Social Security Act, or any other 
-applicable District, program pursuant, to the policies and procedures established by the 
■; Department of Health Care Finance; ' ; ■. . t : ; 



Law 19^94, § 5 19th Gduncil Period 

* (14) Establish and make available, through a' website that is -publicly : available, a 
■. calculator to determine the; actual cost ofacoverage after, application-* of any premium tax 
credit under section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code o£;il986 and any costrsharing 
reduction under. section 1^02 of .the ^ede^ is designed to 

provide cpnsumers. with information p^ - out-^ppcket costs for in-netvrork and out-of- 
network services, taking into account any cost-sharing reductions; 

(15) Grant a certification, subject to section 1411 of the Federal Act, attesting that, for 
purposes of the individual responsibility penalty under section 5ti00A of the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986^ an individual is exempt from the individual responsibility require- 
ment or from the penalty imposed by that section because: 

! (A) Thete is ho ffidrdafele qualified health plan available through the exchanges; or the 
.' individual's employer, 'fcoven^ ; *' ■<*■.■■>:■; 

(B) The individual meete"& required from the individual 
responsibility requirement or penalty; '". '. 

(16) Transfer. to the Secretary of the "Cfnited States Department of the Treasury the 

following: ,.."? J , r . ; i; : f ;* . v . '...'. . M . 

(A) A list of the individuals who are. issued a certification under paragraph (15) of this 
. ^subsection, including the -name and taxpayer identification number _. of each individual; 

■^ (B)-The niame arid taxpayer identification number of teach individual who was- an 

1 'employee of an employer who 1 was determined to be eligible for the premium tax credit 

under section 36B of the Internal Revenue Gode of 1986 because the employer: 

(i) Did not provide minimum 'essential coverage; or 

(ii) rr Provided the minimum essential coveragje, but it was determined under section 
," \. SBB"(cif(2)tO) M felnte^ial Re^enuis;.Qode of ipg$ to^either b^unaffordable to the 
employee or did not pro vide s the, requk^^ arid, ,, 

(C) The name and taxpayer identification number of: v. :: '*■' ; 

(i) Each /itfckvidual who; ^riotifies' the Authority under section 1411(b)(4) 'of the 
!'■'■ - Federal Act that^eor'sh^has^hangigd Employers; -and ^ -^ "- v 

1 (ii) Each mdm^ durihga plan 

year and the effective date of the Cessation'; i:; : "" M L ^ ' '" 

(17) Provide to each ernployer thVn^e;pi^eacK employee of the employer described in 
paragi ; aph (16)(B) ! of ttiis subsection V^ Qualified ' health plan 
during a plan year and the effective date of the cessation; ' J " 

(18^ Perform the duties reqmrecl.^f the 4uthprity by the Secretary, or trie Secretary of 
the United States Department' of' 'iShe Treasury, rMated to. determining eligibility for: 

, - (A),,Pr^rnium tax credits;^, ., ..:, .. iy . :o r , „:-,. .,,■■ ■. v > - . t -- ; -v.^, ,,. •-, 

(B) Reduced cost>sharing; or 

^ ■:**■- (G) Individual responsiMityrequii'ement exemptions; , -u ^; .>-'.*.'/■-:.■* 

(19) Select entities qualified tb v serve"as Navigators in ^accordance with ^ectipn 1311(i)'of 
the Federal Act, and standards 'developed by the ; Sectary; anii award 'grants to enable 
>' Navigators top >■ ■ '' '- r ^.v"^ - ;,; \ / : '<-> ,Vi ^ •■'} ■ - : ' J ^ ■■ ■' " j ' l ' '^ 

..'■..[ ' . r ' it (A\ .Conduct puDiicy edijcatiori .awareness. t of the availability ' of 

dusUiii^(l-''li^dlth. txlaiiS* atiii^auaiifiisii dental plajiis; ""' , , V l0? " r ; " 

^. /t /(B). Distribute, fai ( r and impartial informatipn concerning enrollment in qualified health 
"■., plans and; qualifi^ of premium tax credits under section 

36B of the Internal Revenue Code of 19S6 and cost-snaring reductions under section 1402 
of the Federal Act; .. , T ... . t 

',! ^^(G) ; Facitoate^e^ .< -- v 

> L : (D); Provide referrals to an" officfelof health; insurance consumer assistance or 'health 

■:;/ insurance ombudsman! including the ; Office of > Health ; Gare Ombudsman arid .Bill of 

Rights, or any other appropriate District agency, for iariy enrolled with a grievance 7 or 

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question regarding his or her health benefit plan, coverage, or a determination under 
that plan or coverage; and 

(E) Provide information in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate to 
the needs of the population being served by the exchanges; 

(20) Review the rate of premium growth within and outside the exchanges and consider 
the information in developing recommendations on whether to continue limiting qualified 
employer status to small employers; - 

(21) Consult with stakeholders relevant to carrying out the activities required under this 
act, including: 

(A) Educated health care consumers who are enrollees in qualified health plans or 
qualified dental plans; , 

(B) Individuals and entities with experience in facilitating enrollment in qualified 
health plans or dental plans; 

(C) Representatives of small businesses and self-employed individuals; 

(D) The Department of Health Care Finance; 

. (E) Individuals who have experience enrolling difficult-to-reach, populations in public 
insurance programs; 

(F) • Public health experts; 

(G) Health care providers; and 

(H) Office of Health Care Ombudsman and Bill of Rights; . 

(22) Meet the following financial integrity requirements: 

(A) Keep an accurate accounting of all activities, receipts, and expenditures and 
, annually submit to the Secretary, Mayor, Council, and the Commissioner a report of the 

accountings; 

(B) Fully cooperate with any investigation conducted by the Secretary pursuant to the 
Secretary's authority under the Federal Act; 

(C) Allow the Secretary, in coordination with the Inspector General of the United 
States Department of Health and Human Services, to: 

(i) Investigate the affairs of the Authority; 

(it) Examine the properties and records of the Authority; and .!" 

(iii) Require periodic reports in relation to the activities undertaken by the Authori- 
ty; and 

(D) In carrying out its activities under this act, not use any funds intended for the 
administrative and operational expenses of the Authority for: 

(i) Staff retreats; -"- :.■>::,:■' \' 

(ii) Promotional giveaways; ■'" "--> - '--^ '. 

(iii) Excessive executive compensation; or ' - / ' / ( 

(iv) Promotion of federal or District legislative ■ arid regulatory modifications not 
contemplated under the Federal Act, .■.<....*■;- ..; , ' ■ *■ ■-■ 

(b) In addition to certifying qualified health plans, the Authority shall allow; a health carrier 
to offer a plan that provides limited scope dental benefits meeting the requirements of section 
9832(c)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 through the exchangesfeither separately 
or in conjunction with a qualified health plan, if the plan provides pediatric dental benefits 
meeting the requirements of section 1302(b)(l)(J) of the Federal Act. 

. (c) Neither the Authority, nor a health carrier offering qualified health plans through the 
exchanges may charge' an individual a fee or penalty for termination of coverage if the 
individual enrolls in another type of minimum essential coverage because the individual has 
become newly eligible for that coverage or because the individual's employer-sponsored 
coverage has become*unaffordable under the standards of section 36B(c)(2)(C) of the Internal. 
Revenue Code of 1986. \ * , . .. : ^ . 

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(d)The operations of the Authority! are subject to the provisions of this actwhether the 
operations are performed directly by the Authority or through 'an entity under a contract with 

the Authority., : ... ... ;.... :,: : < : <t ■. <•<,. - : , . - > " 

Sec. 6. Executive board establishment and membership.*^ .,.".■, v p- t J ; 

i (a) Miere is establish ed an executive board to govern the Authority consisting of: 

' r (l)^Seven voting members, T^hb^hall be residents of the^District of Columbia, appointed 
by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council pursuant to section 2(f) 1 'of the 
Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3* 1979 (D.G. Iiaw,2-142;\ JD.-G* Official .Code 
§ l-523.01(f)). 

•« (2) Four nonvoting, ex-officio members, .or .their designees, who shall be the: 

(A) Director of the Department of HealthCare Finance; ■" 

(B) Commissioner of the Departmentbf Insurance, Securities and Banking; 

(C) Director of the Department of Health; and ' "' ' ' 

(D) Director of the Departrherit of Human Services. 

(b)(1) Members of the executive board, other than an ex-officio member, shall be appointed 
for a term bf 4 years* except that for the initial appointments: M L 

(A) Two shall be for a term of 2 years; 

(B) One shall be for a term of 3 years; 

(C) Two shall be for a term of 4 years; and 

(D) Two shall be for a term of 5 years. 

(2)(A) A member of the executive board may continue to serve until his or her successor 
has beeri ; approved by the Council and appointed by the'Mayoi^' 

(B)' 1 Vacancies shall be filled fey Mayoral appointment for the unexpired term in the 
same manner of the original appointment. 

(C) & membei* 6f the executive board', tfppn findings by the Mayor, may be removed 
for incompetence, misconduct, or failure to perform the duties of the position. 

(c)(1) Each person appointed to,, the., executive board as a voting rnember shall have 
demonstrated and acknowledged expertise iii at least 2 of the following areas: 

(A) Individual or small employer health care coverage: 

(B) Health benefits plan administration; 

(C) Health care finance; 

(D) Administering^ a pjilplic or private health care delivery system;. r 

(E) Purchasing health splan.; coverage; * .; ^' > n, 

(F) Prior experience in commercial insurance management; 

(G) Actuarial analysis; ,i,- ■ *- 
(H) Health care economics; =r r- .'■■;■.;'■ r> 
,(I) )V IJuman services administration; < ?\, v a, ■,■>,- 

(J) Health care consumer interest advocacy; * *■■ . \ v * ^; : ' ■■ ^ , 
T^/ (K) Public health^progranis; or /> ', h -i, * •<. v >■.■■■ ■'< ■-■ eh 1 ,. ■< 

'■'''■ iii) Ehrofling individuals into health benefit plans. v ' . "/' 

, lf (2) T^e Mayoi^ shall consiae^i^eex^ertise of each of the menders .p£ the ( executive board 
and attempt to make appb^nim^nts' so that the executive boards .composition reflects a 
.diversity of expertise. 

7 t$lj£t, ; least brieyoting member of the execu^ board shall'l^ed^ 
edgeinjieaith care cohsumer.interest aflvocacy^ i !^,r^ r ^ . ^ - 

(d) Each- member of the executive board shall have the responsibility and' duty to meet the 
requirements; of this act, the Federal: Act; arid all ; applicable* District *and federal laws and 
regulations, to serve the public interest of the individuals and small businesses seeking health 

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care coverage through the exchanges, and to -ensure the operational effectiveness and fiscal 
solvency of the Authority. 

(e) The executive board shall elect a chairperson on an annual basis. - 

(f) Executive board members shall receive no compensation for their services but- shall 
receive actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties. 

(g) The Mayor shall nominate a majority of the executive board members within 90 days of 
the effective date of this act, ■■■-..■,, 

Sec, 7. Powers and duties of executive board. 

(a) Subject to any limitations under this act, or other applicable law, the executive board 
shall have all the powers necessary to carry out the functions authorized by the Federal Act 
and consistent with the purposes of the Authority. 

(b) The enumeration of specific powers in this act is not intended to restrict the executive 
board's power to take any lawful action that it determines is necessary to carry out the 
functions authorized by the Federal Act and is consistent with the purposes of the Authority. 

(c) In addition to the powers set forth elsewhere in this act, the executive board may: ; 

(1) Adopt and alter an official seal; 

(2) Sue, be sued, plead, and be impleaded; . - 

(3) Adopt bylaws, rules, and policies; . ; ., ■ ' ; , 

(4) Maintain an office in the District at a place designated by the executive board; 

(5) Enter into any agreements or contracts and execute the instruments, necessary to 
manage its affairs and to carry out the purposes of this act; . 

(6) Apply for and receive grants, contracts, or other public or. private funding;, and . 

' ■ (7) Do all things necessary in conformity with the., law to exercise the powers granted by 
this act. 

. . (d)(1) To carry out the purposes of this act or perform any of its functions under this act, 
the executive board may contract or enter into memoranda of understanding with eligible 
entities, including the: 

(A) Department of Health Care Finance; 
, .(B) Department of Human Services; 

(C) Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking;; 

(D) Insurance producers and third-party administrators registered in the District; 
and ........ ...,,.... 

(E) Any other entities that have experience in individual and small group public and 
private health insurance plans or in facilitating enrollment in those plans. 

(2) The executive board shall ensure that any entity under a contract with the Authority 
complies with the provisions of this act when performing services on behalf of the Authority 
that are subject to this act. .. ,., f ; - 

(e)(1) The executive board may enter into information-sharing agreements with federal 
agencies, District agencies, agencies of one or more states, and other state health insurance 
exchanges to carry out the provisions of this act. 

(2) An information-sharing agreement entered into under paragraph (1) of this subsec- 
tion shall: -v.:- " '■■'■ ■ — -■ '' 

(A) Include adequate protections with respect to the confidentiality ,of information; 

,/,, and .-.■,- ■ "■' ■■■■■■';. ':•■■■■<- ■■■.■..■/ - ?: ■ 

;... , , (B) Comply with all District and federal, laws and regulations. : ,; 

(f) The executive board shall adopt written policies and procedures governing all procure- 
ments of the Authority. " ' 

(g) The executive board may limit the number of plans offered in the exchanges using 
selective; criteria. or contracting;.. provided, that individuals and employers have ari adequate 
number and selection of choices. 

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"(h) The executive ' board Mnay merge the ,■ exchanges [ ,f or . individual .coverage within "the 
American Health Benefits Exchange and the SHOP Exchange if a merger .is considered, by 
the Authority to be in the beat interest of the, District, , :1 ... ..* ^ . r , 

. SeqS; Advisory, Jboard, ; ;:>j , ^ ;£::( . -,; iWr , ; - ; . , - ,., : ^ 3F » r ^ ■ ,-■ ; ■ 
(st)-lln addition; to the executive 'hoard, there'shall be a standing advisory board' consisting 
of 9 membe^Sirwhpshal^bjeresidente of the District lt w^':,-oi > o E , ,% v> 

(b) The executive board may create additional advisory boards as it considers appropriate. 

(c) The executive board shall solicit the recommendations of, and; consult with, the advisory 
boar.ds on: ■ .-, *, .[ <^<i.: ■■ ■ <-.,.;. $ < , \ , •■: .< .•■<■.. v.;: ' :. 

: > ; (1) insurance ■standards';" ?■> ^ . s/ - ■' ■ 

(2) Covered benefits; . ! - 

. ,.' (3)" Premiums; ( ' '[ ' . 7 , ./;_'.' 

• (4) : Elan certification; > ; ■ -■<; .. 

(5) Internet technology-system .development; and 

(6) Any other policy or operational issues, within the executive board's discretion. 

(d) The executive board shall: 

(1) Select the members of the advisory boards; <..-,. .m ■. 

(2);Establish the ternis of the members; w 

. (3) Ensure, that at least one member of >the standing advisory board demonstrates 
expertise as a health insurance broker or agent; " 

(4) Appoint 'the chair of the standing advisory board; " 

> (5) Determine the residency requirenreht of any additional advisory board created; and 

(6) Appoint the chair of any additional advisory boards created. ' ! 

. l |e)(l) Ah advisory board member may dontinue to sferve until; the appointment of his or her 
successor. , t : ^.^ 

(2) Vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the executive board for the unexpired 
term of the appointee's predecessor. ' 

(f) Each person appointed to an advisory board shall have demonstrated and acknowledged 
expertise on issues related to at le&st one of the following groups: ' ,:: " ' 

(1) Health J prbfeSsioiials; r '^' r - ii; ; f 

(?) Health insurance consumers; . 

(3) Disease and' dem^ ,- / [„ 
.^y. (4), . Comn^emal sector health jplans; -.,.., 

(SbPubMseotor health plans; y-H j 

(6) Health insurance brokers; 

(7) Health care consun^erihtferest advocacy; ■ • 

' "(8) Health care foundations; f .. r , ,-.,'',., ,, "j. 

.,(9), Exchange consumers; or ., : , : , , r , . ( , MT ., * , .■ 

(10) Such other interests considered necessary. 
Sec;i9, jExecutiveidirector and' Authority staff; ^ -i -;■'■■' r ^ 

(a) The executive board shall hire an executive director within 60 days of a majority of 
executive board members. beihg.confirmed^^organizej.administer, and manage the operations 

of the Authority. . .. ; , ih ^ (M t , . >,,,.. . ..,-,. , , ,, .. .. ; ^ v ■ . ;-* », 

(1) The executive director shall not be an employee in the career service and shall serve 
atthe pleasure of rtho executive board., ;1 . ;,.,,; , vr ,, fv;r < <.. 

■:■ (2) The executive director shall 'become a resident of the District within 180 days of the 
date of hire. - v- «\ ■ [ ■■ '\<. „ ><h ^ 

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(b) The executive board shall determine the appropriate compensation for the executive 
director; provided, that the executive director's compensation shall not exceed the maximum 
allowable salary in the District of Columbia Excepted Service salary schedule. 

(c) Under the direction of the executive board, the executive director shall; 

(1) Be the chief administrative officer of the Authority; 

(2) Direct, administer, and manage the operations of the Authority; and 

(3) Perform all duties necessary to comply with and carry out the provisions of this act, 
other District laws and regulations, and the Federal Act. 

(d)(1) The executive director may employ and retain staff for the Authority. 

(2) The executive director may retain as independent contractors or employees, and set 
compensation for: 

(A) Attorneys; 

(B) Financial consultants; and 

(C) Other professionals or consultants necessary to carry out the planning, develop- 
ment, and operations of the Authority and the provisions of this act. 

(3) Employee compensation shall not exceed the maximum allowable salary in the 
District of Columbia , Excepted Service salary schedule. 

(e) Except as otherwise provided in this act, an employee or independent contractor of the 
Authority shall not be subject to any law, regulation or Mayor's Order governing District 
government compensation, including furloughs, pay cuts, or any other general fund cost- 
saving measure. 

Sec. 10. Health benefit plan certification. 

'.. (a) To be certified as a qualified health plan, a health benefit plan shall, at a minimum:, 

(1) Provide the essential health benefits package described in section 1302(a) of the 
Federal Act; except, that the plan is not required to provide essential benefits that 
duplicate the minimum benefits of qualified dental plans, as provided in subsection (e) of 
this section, if: ' ■ ' ; * ; 

(A) The Authority has determined that at least one qualified dental plan is available to 
supplement the plan's coverage; and 

(B) The health earner makes prominent disclosure at the time it offers the plan, in a 
form approved by the Authority, that the plan does not provide the full range of essential 
pediatric dental benefits and that qualified dental plans providing those benefits and 
other dental benefits not covered by the plan are offered through the exchanges; 

(2) Obtain prior approval of premium rates and contract language from the Commission- 
er; 

(3) Provide at least a bronze level of coverage, as determined by section 5(a)(ll), unless 
the plan is certified as a qualified catastrophic ' plan, meets the requirements of section 
1302(e) of the Federal Act, and will only be offered to individuals eligible for catastrophic 
coverage; i ,.: , v . ■*■; •■■ 

(4) Ensure that the cost-sharing requirements of the plan do not exceed the limits 
established under section 1302(c)(1) of the Federal Act, and if the, plan is offered through 
the SHOP Exchange, the plan's deductible does not exceed the limits established under 
section 1302(c)(2) of the Federal Act; : . r . *. 

. (5) Be offered by a health earner that: 

(A) Is licensed and in good standing to offer health insurance coverage in the-. District; 

(B)(i) Offers at least, one qualified health plan at the silver level and at least one plan 
at the gold level through each component of the Authority in which the health, carrier 
» participates; > .*■." 

(ti) For the purposes of this subparagraph, the term "component" refers to the 
■.'.„.. SHOP Exchange and the exchange for individual coverage within the American Health 
Benefit Exchange; . ' : , * ■■ ■; .. / ::.■>' : l ■:* / *;;.> 

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- - ■■» (C) Charges«the same; premium rate for each. qualified ; ftealth plan without regard to 

; whether the plan is offered through the exchanges and <without regard;, to whether the 

plan is offered directly from ; this health darrierror through an insurance ^producer; 

(D) Does not 'charge any cancellation fees or penalties hi; violation of section* 5(c); and 

(E) Complies with the regulations established by the; Secretary under section 1311(d) 
of the Federal Act and, any other requirements as fhe. Authority may establish; 

(G^Meet.thar.eguj^ements.of .certiiipatipn, purisuant tp tii^ authority provided in this act 
and by the Secretary under section IS 11(c) bf the^ Federal Act, ana 1 rules promulgated 
pursuant to this act or the Federal Act, which include: 

(A) Minimum standards in the areas of marketing practices; 
1 (B) Network adequacy; 

(C) Essential community providers in underserved areas; 

(D) Accreditation; 

(E) Quality improvement; 

(F) Uniform enrollment forms and descriptions pf coverage; and , 

; (G) Informatipnon^quality measures iqivhealth benefit plan ^performance; and 
(7) Be determined by the Authdrity- that' making' th6 plan available through the ex- 
changes is in the interest of qualified individuals and qualified employers. t 

(b) The Authority' shall not withhold certification from a health benefit plan: 
(I)" On the basis that the plan is a fee-for-service plan; ' 

(2) Through the imposition of premium price controls by the Authority; .or .. 

(3) On the basis .that the health benefit plan provides treatments necessary to prevent 
patients' deaths in : cir&niWtarices the Authority determines are inappropriate or too costly. 

(c) The^ Authority shall, r require each ( health carrier .' seeMng. certification „pf a plan as a 
qualified health plan to: " / [-.. \ !^ 

(1) Submit a justification for any premium increase before implementation o£<> that 
.^ increase, and prominently post the information on its publically accessible website; 

(2)(A) Make available to the public, in the format, describe^ in subparagraph (B) of this 
paragraph, and submit to the Authority, the Secretary, and the Commissioner,, accurate and 

\tihiely dis&osure of the following: ' ' , ■.■/'.'!."' : 

j ,\; - (i) Claims paymentpolicies and: practices; , ■- ; \,;-:- ; 

(ii) Periodic firikricial disclosures; f ' : . ' 

(iii) Data on enrollment; ■' = ^ ; 

(iv) Data on disenrollment; t 

.' ;., : 7(v) 1 Dat^on the number of claims^ ^ 

r -. ? - (yi) Data on rating practices; ''m -<^ -,i .,. :. -A ■.:■■ v. , .< 

(vii) Information on cost-sharing and payments with respect to any out-of-network 
. coverage;- .v' s ---H ■■■. ;^ ., y> v -, /;/.■■./:«,, ■■.;': • ■■••(■. 

4 , (viii) Information on enrolled ' arid participant; rights : under -title' P of the 1 Federal Act; 

" i? and r ' > ■ "'-'^ -'--^ ■■■■* -:"■■ '■: <■.'■"■ --V •'■■'■ '" ; »-■■■'>' ■<: u '" <■"' ]: > ■'■ 

(ix) Other information as determined appropriate by the Secretary. 

(B) The information required in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph shall be provided 

■ i '' 1 ' in' plain M^i^ 1311(e)(3)(B) of the Fedferal Act; 

): (3f Permit individual^ to learri; in'a timely niannfer upon the request of ffie 'individual, the 
' amount of cost-sharing, J iricluding deductibles, icopayriieiits, and ji &irisurarice y under the 

individual's plan or coverage that the individual would be responsible for paying with 

respect to the furnishing of a specific -item*. or service&y a participating -provider and make 
J this information available to, the individual through; a, .website that ispublically accessible, 

and through other means for individuals without access to the Internet; and 

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(4) Promptly notify affected individuals of price and benefit changes, or other changes' in 
circumstances that could materially impact enrollment or coverage. 

(d) The Authority shall not exempt any health carrier seeking certification as a qualified 
health plan, regardless of the type or size of the health carrier, from District licensure or 
solvency requirements, and shall apply the criteria of this section in a manner that assures a 
level playing field between or among health carriers participating in the exchanges. 

(e)(1) The provisions of this act that are applicable to qualified health plans shall also apply, 
to the extent relevant, to qualified dental plans except as modified in accordance with the 
provisions of paragraphs (2), (3) and (4) of this subsection or by regulations adopted by the 
Authority. 

(2) The health carrier shall be licensed to offer dental coverage, but need not be licensed 
to offer other health benefits. 

(3) The plan shall be limited to dental and oral health benefits, without substantially 
duplicating the benefits typically offered by health benefit plans without dental coverage 
and shall include, at a minimum, the essential pediatric dental benefits prescribed by the 
Secretary pursuant to section 1302(b)(l)(J) of. the Federal Act, and such other dental 
benefits as the Authority or the Secretary may specify by regulation. 

(4) Health carriers may jointly offer. a comprehensive plan through the exchanges in 
which the dental benefits are provided by a health carrier through a qualified dental plan 
and the other benefits are provided by a health carrier through a qualified health plan; 
provided, that the plans are priced separately and are also made available for purchase 
separately at the same price. 

(f) The Authority shall take the information required by subsection (c)(1) of this section, 
along with the information and the recommendations provided to the Authority by the 
Commissioner under section 2794(b) of the PHSA, into consideration when determining 
whether to allow the health carrier to make plans available through the exchanges. 

Sec. 11. Conflicts of interest. ■■'■",''■' ..:■■. 

(a)(1) A member of the executive board or' of the staff of the Authority shall not be 
employed by, a consultant to, a member of the board of directors of, affiliated with, or 
otherwise a representative of, a health carrier or other insurer, an agent or broker, a health 
professional, or a health care facility or health clinic while serving on the board or on the staff 
of the Authority. 

(2) A member of the executive board or of the staff of the Authority shall not be a 
... member, a board member,. or an employee of a trade association of health carriers, health 
facilities, health clinics, or health professionals while serving on the board or on the staff of 
the Authority. 

*. . . , (3) A member of the executive board or of the staff of the Authority shall not be a health 
professional unless he or she. receives no compensation for rendering services as a health 
professional and does not have an ownership interest in a, professional health care practice. 

(b) No member of the executive board or of the staff of the Authority . shall, for , one year 
after the end of the member's service on the board or employment by the Authority, accept 
employment with any health carrier that offers a qualified health benefit plan through the 
exchanges. ; 

(c) No member of the executive board shall make, participate in making, or in any way 
attempt to use his or her official position to influence the making of any decision that he or 
she knows or has reason to. know will have a reasonably foreseeable material financial effect, 
distinguishable from its effect on the public generally, on him or her or a member of his or 
her immediate family, or on either of the following: /' 

(1) Any source of income, other than gifts and other than loans by a commercial lending 
institution i n the regular course of business on terms avai la ble to the public without regard 
to official status, aggregating $250 or more in value provided to, received by, or promised to 
the member within 12 months prior to the time when the decision is made. 

(2) Any business entity in which the member is a director, officer, partner, trustee, or 
employee, or holds any position of management .:/ . 

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.Secpl^ Qpen meetings. /,.l, ■., i :■!•■ : I- : u : .^ ;. j<. - ; • 

The executive and advisory bbards shall be subject 1:o-tttie"Op : eh Meetings Airi'ehdmeht Act 
ofi : 2010; } , /effective March 31, 2011 (D.C. .Law 18-350;? D:C; Official ^Gode-§ '2-57L^ seq.); 
except, 1 : -'that* the executive board may. hold closed sessions when considering matters related to 
litigation, personnel, contracting^ rates., -vi-v ■ ■..< -Jj , ^ ".'■;,/„ ...:■.■■'■ ■" 

Sec 13. Liniitatioh-bf liability. ■"■•" '**->' '"w^ - < 

There shall; h'dt be ;any lialbility, ^iii a pnvafe capacity, bh ; the part of thfe executive or 
adtfso^bbard niembers, ora^ advispry'boar^ for 

or t>n account of any ; a r ct perfbrmed'or obligation entered into in an official capacity when done 
in good faith, without intent to defraud, and in connection with the administration', ;&M 
merit/br conduct of this act or affairs related to this atctr < >' i-&- 'w y~. s v V' '■ 

Sec. 14. Relation to other laws. 

Xa) Nothing in tjjig act, and no action taken by the 'Authority pursuant to* this act, shall be 
construed to' pree'nipt. or siip.ersede .the authority of the Commissioner to regulate the 
busiriesa of insurance within the f District. ' Except as expressly provided to the contrary in 
this act, all" health earners;, peering guaj^ed^lieaith plans and qualified dental plans in the 
District shall comply fully 'with all applicable health insurance laws of the District and 
regulations adppfedalid brder|£iss^ *" : ', " 

(b) Nbthing^inthis, act^ Authority pursuant to this act, shall be 

construed to preempt or supercede tne/authori^ Health. CJare Finance, 

as the single state agency, to establish policy arid enforce the rules, and regulations gpygrnfng 
Titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act and other r health-care programs undel; its 

jurisdiction. ^ '-■■'■ ^. ■■'■' **'<.:-; y ; \ "-/; *' ;* '^ ' -/<■*■ ^ *r 

, v JSec. ,15. ", Ppwers of the Mayor. "'./]■ <-:; * T.,, fy .-<'-■,, * -j.,^, -»■;;.- . ' '■' 

Notwithstanding--any other provision. 'of this act, all powers yaircL authority vested by thi& act- 
in the Authority shall remain with the Mayor until: .,...,, ---■■" 

„(1) A majo.rijy.pf ^members :of ^he^executive board have been. confirmed by i: the Council; 
ancl-^ - < -;^;- t % ,-.-. <-,,; ; iL > .._.;.-, -,,-■ ., .. , .... , . . .-. .,-;, .. ii 

(2) The executive board has hired an executive director, 'i > ■ . ■; 

Sec. 16; Dissolution of thfe 'Authority. 
Upon dissplutjpn, liquidation,* or other .teiTninationpf the Authority: > . , 

(1), All rights and properties' of ..the Authority shall pass to and be vested in the District, 
subject to the* rights of lien, holders, and mother creditors;; .-. . , ■* -':: ■ < 

(2) Any net earnings of the Authority, beyond that necessary for retirement of any 
'indebtedness or to implement a public purpose -or program of the District authorized under 
r *. this act/shall not inure to the benefit of any person other, than the District;' 

' ''■ ' (3) ThW expenditure of any nfet Earnings shall be restricted' to costs related" to 'the direct 
delivery ? of healthcare Presidents of the .District, mum) '^po, - ■ > : • / 

Sed. 17. Implementation aiicL reports. '' " w „ 1 " ,, ''' 

(a) The executive board shall: u , : 

: (1) Study, in consultation with the advisory boards established under this-act and with 
other stakeholders: V^ ■;<■.■,'.■, •< i v>K>; <■ ',-■ '■..■■ 

(A) The feasibility and desirability of the Authority erigagirigin:'" 

(i) Selective contracting, either through competitive hidding, or a negotiation process 
similar to that used by large employers, to reduce health care costs and improve 
■ ts '■'*■■ quality-^f-care by certifyihjg only those health benefit plans that meet certain require- 
" ' "merits, such ks: ■" : -' ; ; ': "■' '-^v"''; ' ' ;r " ' ' :Vl : ' 

'(I) Promoting ^patient-centered medical homes; s - . 

. ,..; (I^^Adpptinge^ectJonic.health records; .-, -v ?fi . . . 

(Ill) Meeting minimum outcome standards; ^ : - ,• ■ 

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(IV) Implementing payment reforms to reduce medical errors and preventable 
hospitalizations; „ . 

(V) Reducing disparities; r 

(VI) Ensuring adequate reimbursements; __ .. . 

(VII) Enrolling high-risk members and underserved populations; 

(VIII) Managing chronic conditions and promoting healthy consumer lifestyles; 

(IX) Value-based insurance design; 

(X) Adhering to transparency guidelines; and 

(XI) Uniform, price and quality reporting; 
(ii) Multistate contracting; and 

(iii) Entering into a regional exchange; 

(B) The rules under which health benefit plans should be offered inside and outside 
the exchanges in order to mitigate adverse selection and encourage enrollment in the 
exchanges, including: 

(i) Whether any benefits should be required of qualified health plans beyond those 
r v mandated by the Federal Act, and whether any such additional benefits should be 
required of health benefit plans offered outside the exchanges; ; ■ . : v v. 

(ii) Whether health carriers offering health benefit plans outside the exchanges 
should be required to offer either all the same health benefit plans inside the 
exchanges or, alternatively, at least one health benefit plan inside the exchanges; 

(iii) Whether managed care organizations with Health Choice contracts should be 
required to offer products inside the exchanges; 

(iv) Whether health carriers offering health benefit plans inside the exchanges 
should be required to also participate in the District medical assistance program; and 

(v) Which provisions applicable to qualified health plans should be made applicable 
to qualified dental plans; ; ,v 

(C) The design and operation .of the Authority's Navigator program -and any other 
appropriate consumer-assistance mechanisms, including: 

(i) How the Navigator program could utilize, interact with, or complement private- 
: sector resources, including insurance producers; r , 

(ii) The infrastructure of the existing private sector health insurance distribution 
... system in the District to determine whether private sector resources may be available 
and suitable for use by the Authority; 

(iii) The effect the exchanges may have on private sector employment in the health 
insurance distribution system in the District; 

: » (iv) What functions, in addition to those required by the. Federal Act, should, be 
performed by Navigators; J, 

(v) What training and expertise should be required of Navigators, and whether 
different markets and populations require Navigators with different qualifications; 

1 'v : (vi) How Navigators should be retained and compensated, and how disparities 
^ - between Navigator compensation and the compensation of insurance producers outside 
the exchanges can be minimized or avoided; 

(vii) How to ensure that Navigators provide information in a manner culturally, 

linguistically, and otherwise appropriate to the needs of the diverse populations served 

; by the Authority, and that Navigators have the capacity to meet these needs; and 

(viii) What other means of consumer assistance may be appropriate and feasible, 
and how they should ; be designed and implemented; : 

(D) The design and function of the SHOP Exchange beyond the requirements of the 
Federal Act, to promote quality, afford ability, and portability, including: 

(i) Whether it should be a defined contribution/employee choice model or whether 
employers should choose the qualified health plan to offer their employees;" -•;;-'- 

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■ ' <!■'").'■ (ii) Whether th&current individual and smaU group* markets* should be'fiierged; and 

(iii) Whether the SHOP Exchange should be made available to employers with 50 to 
100 employees prior to 2016, as authorized by the Federal Act; 

(E) How the Authority will ensure financial integrity in compliance with the Federal 
Act, including: ' ' "' ' : ' ::! " J v " ' - ^' ^" : ' : 

(i) A recommended plan for the budget of the Authority; ' 

(ii) The user fees, licensing fees, o,r other assessments, that, should be imposed by the 
Authority to fund its operations, ' including what tjrpe of user fee cap or other 
methodology would be appropriate to ensure that th^iricome of the Authority 
comports with the expenditures of the Authority; and ^ wi ;-' W' uv 

(iii) A recommended plan for how to prevent fraud; waste, and abuse; and 

.,/■ ir ; /(F) How the Authority, should ^conduct its public relations, and advertising campaign, 
including what type of solicitation, if any, of individual consumers, ; or employers, would be 
desirable and appropriate; . and ,, . 

(2) tReport its findings* under paragraph (1) of this subsection to -the Mayor, Council, and 
public within 180 days ;of >the effective date of this act. J ■ ; > ■ . 

'(b)(1) The! Executive bbafcl snail prepare' a plan that identifies hoV the Authority will be 
financially self-siistairdng by January' 1, 2015. '/;'' 

„ j , (2) ,The, plan, whiclrshall be; ^ certified, ( by an independent actuary as .actuarially sound, 
shall be submitted to tne Mayor and Council' not later than p^cember 15, 2013. 

Sec: 18.> Rules.v. v, '■.'■; ; ' : ■/ ;i.; f ^^ , ..:.-.. ;v- -;;v ,..'<;. < 

. (a) The Authority, pursuant to Title 1 of the District of Columbia Administrative Procedure 
A%^^■l^Bg; l lp]pTOved■ ! ■Oeix)ba: ; 21 ) ■ 1968 (82lStatl£04^ et seqX 

shall issue rules to implement the provisions of this act. ; ' Jti '"'' ! ' : ' 

1 Qo) The Authority shall submit all propps^r^ 

for a 30-day period of review, excluding Saturdays,' Sundays, legal holidays, and days of 
Council recess^ If the Council do&' not' a^ro^ rules, in' whole or 

in part, by resolution, within this 30-day review' period, the proposed rules shall be deemed 
approved.vh - , ■■.,*:>.. m' ■*. V; -'^- ■ :,< .,' v: ><■'■ ' • - :. *-;■';' ■, r. 

"(c) Regulations promulgated under this section shall riot conflict with or preyent the 
application of regulations promulgated by the Secretary under the Federal Act. 

Sec. 19. Applicability. ....-,.-?; i, ; -.i*' / • 

• -This act shall apply upon the inclusion of its- fiscal (effect In an approved budget and 
financial plan. 'r 

1 Sea 20. ' Fiscal irhpact statement : ' > ^ : ) ^ ^ ; ^ 

.■^n'.'*r" • .■■■.■ ,.- >,'**■■, • ;■■- ,.,-■■ ••' ' ■•*' .,/. ' \;-v ■ r»*'--. " r ■ ■•.. ■ 

,, The L Council, adopts the fiscal^inipact statenaent of the Chief .Financial, Officer as the fiscal 
impact, statement required by section 602(c)(3) of.jthe District of Columbia Home, Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat 8i3; Q.%. Official Code § t 1-206 J)2(c)(3)). , . 

^Seci -2b Elective date. ,Hr- ^' r ofe;. Y; !i /«•. * '■■ 

!s This act shall take effect fbjlowing approval by the^J!fflay6r^(or in the ' ( event of veto by the 
Mayor, /action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review 
as' provided iii section 602^c)(l) of the- District * of Columbia* Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat 813; D.GrOfficial T Code § l-206l02(c)(l)), and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register. v i : ';( ; ■,<•-■ , ^ ^ ^ i . < ■ ■ >■ 

APPROVED:, January 17, 2012. \ t . ' 

EFFECTIVErMarchi2,2012. u- ■ . -? f . * ;- 

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PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY BALLOT ACCESS TEMPORARY 
AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Law 19-95 

Act 19-270 

AN ACT to amend, on a temporary basis, the District of Columbia Election Code of 1955 to change 
the procedures for presidential primary ballot access. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may.be cited as the "Presidential Primary Ballot Access Temporary Amendment Act of 
2012". , 

Sec. 2. Section 5(b)(2) of the District of Columbia Election Code of 1955, approved August 

12, 1955 (69 Stat. 700; D.C. Official Code § l-1001.05(b)(2)), is amended to read as follows: 

"(2) No person shall be listed on the ballot as; a candidate for nomination for President in 

, such primary unless: / ,■■•.■■" 

"(A) No later than January 4 of each presidential election year, there shall have been 

filed with the Board a petition on behalf of the person signed by at least 1,000, or 1%, 

whichever is less, of the qualified electors of the District of Columbia who are registered 

under section 7, and are of the same .political party as the nominee; or 

"(B) The person has complied with the rules of the political party to be listed on the 
ballot, and if the party rules provide for candidate qualification by means other than 
gathering petition signatures as described in subparagraph' (A) of this. paragraph, the 
political party shall certify to the Board no later than January 4 of each presidential 
election year the names of candidates for nomination who have qualified by such means.". 

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206. 02(c) (3)). 

Sec. 4. Effective date. 

(a) This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review 
as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24,1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(l)), and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register. - 

(b) This act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. 
APPROVED: January 12, 2012. 

. EFFECTIVE:, March 2, 2012. > .,/ - , 



UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FEDERALLY FUNDED 

EXTENDED BENEFITS MAXIMIZATION TEMPORARY 

AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

:j Law 19-96 J ; /v : '" 

Act 19-271 

AN ACT to amend, on a temporary basis, the District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation 
Act to maximize the amount of fully federally funded extended benefits available to unem- 
ployed District workforce members. ^ > 

BE IT ENACTED- BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Unemployment Compensation Federally Funded Extended Benefits 
Maximization Temporary Amendment Act of 2012". : . : " 

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Sec. 2. [Section 7(g)(T)(K^ofthe .■Distinct of Columbia ^ Unemployment' CWpfe.fisation Act, 
approved August 28, 1935 (49 Stat $49; D.C. Official Code § 51-107(g)(l)(KJ), is amended by 
adding a new sub-subparagraph *(iii) to read as follows: 

"(iii) The state indicators established by this subparagraph shall remain in effect 
until the week ending 4 weeks prior to the last week of unemployment for which 100% 
federal sharing is available under ( section .2005(a) of the Assistance for Unemployed 
Workers and Struggling Families Act, approved February 17, 2009 (123 Stat. 444; 26 
U*S.C!v &;3.30,4i : note) ("Act").* without^eg;ardLtp;^e^e3d:ension of federal sharing/of 
certain claims as provided under section ;2005(e) of the Act;". ' ' ^ 

Sec. 3; Fiscal impact v statement. _ v - v ,. ; } U y y ^- jy ; ^ ,- * 

The Council addpts\the ; fiscal impact statement;: of t the Chief financial Officer as- the fiscal' 
impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, 
approved December. 24,- 1973 (87 Stat ,81^ £.£. Official Code § ■ 1^06.02(c)(3))^ ; 

.. See.4. Effectiye'd^te^.i/ 1 >i ; i-a^i I ' '" -f ; \ ■'"; ' r +' r ■'.< ; ' ■*.?** " " 

; (a),- This act shall takeieffeet foll(Mng:approvaLby the Mayor (or in-. the event .of .veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review 
asv provided un .section*; 602(c)(1) of ..the- TMstricfopf .Columbia- Home Rule, -Act, approved 
IJecember 24, 1973 (87 Stat,<813; D;CvOfficialt?p l dei§^l-206.62(c)(l)), and publication in the 
Distrjct'of Golumbia ; Register.^ ; , a) ■■. . v ; >■; -a;. ■ h r, , .„.'■ ■■*■■■■ 
(b) This act shall expu'e;225 days after' its Having taken effect. ' ; 

:r APPjRQVEDi^January 12, 2Q12. -^, : ^ t ^ -'■'":" . \- - ' ■■ 
EFFECTIVE: March 2, 2012^. ■ t -,vv. t M,; ■,. f ■-, y. ...»■■>■ > k . , ,■ . - 



DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OMNIBUS hi 
H TEMPORARY AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 ^ - 

Law 19-97 ' ' ; v \" 

■"■■ > ' ; ; ''■-* 'i ■ ' ' Act"l9-272 /< ■ — . v '" ■■' ^■•*- ^ >< v 
. .,'.'■ ■.: < -■'; .a- ( >;• . .. ■' ■■ ,:, '■■ * :.J. t . L ; ■-' \^..-^ , ■ ,i ■ " v -< ■-■■ 

AN ACT to amend, on a temporary basis, section 4^305;01 of the DistricVof Columbia Official 
Code, the Highway Trust Fund Establishment Act of 1996, and the District of Columbia Motor 
Vehicle Parking Facility Act of 1942 to make amendments related -to the elimination of the 
District Department of Transportation Unified Fund. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "District Department of Transportation Omnibus Temporary 
Amendment Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. Section. 47 r 305;01 a .df the 1 District of Columbia' Official Code is, repealed as of 
October 1, 2011V ' ^ '^ K ^^ ^ y^ ; ; '' "' ' ^ J 

Sec. 3. The Highway Trust Fund Establishment Act of 1996, effective April 9, 1997 (D.C. 
Law 11-184; D.C. Official Code § 9-111.01 et seq.) r is amended as follows: 

(a) Section 102(d) (D.C. Official Code § 9-111.01(d)), is amended as follows: 

(1) A new paragraph (2A) is added to read as follows: 

-"(2A)-As:of October- 1^2011^ all/moiiies in the^Fund designated to > comply; with the 
requirements of section 3 of the District of Columbia -Emergency Highway Relief Act, 
approved August 4, 1995 r ( 109 Stat. 257; D.C. Official .Code, , § ; 9-109.02), shall not exceed 
22% T o3f the proposed 'annual federal-aid highway project expenditui^s-.". J ' : u 

(2) A new paragraph (3) is added to read; as follows! 1 "'-'^ ■■ >z / r v >au ■'" ■■>■' r* -■•■■■•■ 

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"(3) As of October 1, 2011, all unobligated and unexpended revenues at the end of fiscal 
year 2011 that would have been deposited into the District Department of Transportation 
Unified Fund shall be deposited into the Distinct of Columbia Highway Trust Fund,". 

• (b) Section 102a (D.C. Official Code § 9-111.01a) is amended as follows: , 

(1) Subsection (a)(4) is amended to read as follows: 

"(4) As of October 1, 2011, all revenue derived from public rights-of-way user fees, 

' charges, and penalties collected under authority of the Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Support 

i Act of 1996, effective April 9, 1997 (D.C. Law 11-198; D.C. Official Code § 10-1141.01 et 

seq.) } and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto in Chapter 33 of Title 24 of the District 

of Columbia Municipal Regulations, as now existing or as hereafter amended". 

(2) A new subsection (c-1) is added to read as follows: 

"(c-1) As of October 1, 2011, revenue derived and collected pursuant to subsection (a)(4) of 
this section may be transferred annually to the District of Columbia Highway Trust Fund, 
but in no event shall all local monies in the fund designated to comply with the requirements 
of section 3 of the District of Columbia Emergency Highway Relief Act, approved August 4, 
1995 (109 Stat. 257; D.C. Official Code § 9-109,02), exceed 22% of the proposed annual 
federal-aid highway project expenditures.". 

Sec. 4. Section 3 of the District of Columbia Motor Vehicle Parking Facility Act of 1942, 
approved February 16, 1942 (56 Stat. 91; D.C. Official Code §. 50-2603), is amended by 
adding a new paragraph (8) to read as follows: 

"(8) As of October 1, 2011, all fees collected for the parking of vehicles where meters or 
devices are installed shall be dedicated annually to paying the District's annual operating 
subsidies to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority/'. 

Sec. 5. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal 
impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 6. Effective date. 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the ' event of veto" ''by- the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review 
as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24-, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § i-206.02(c)(l)), and publication irithe 
District of Columbia Register. ■■,.■■•-• ■ ; 

(b) This act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. ', 

APPROVED: January 20, 2012. ' ' ■' 

EFFECTIVE: March 14, 2012. ; ' ' : 



PROCESSING SALES TAX CLARIFICATION SECOND 
TEMPORARY AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Law 19^98 . .::."-■•■.:, iS „ >■ ■;.?.- -,.W:, 

Act 19-273 :"; ' V" \ v * '/:' 

AN ACT to amend, on a, temporary basis, the Processing Sales Tax Clarification Act of 2010 to 
provide that the act shall apply when its fiscal effect is included in an approved budget and 
financial plan. v 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Processing Sales Tax Clarification Second Temporary Amendment 
Actof2012". ; .r : ."- ■■-'■•;■■ ■ '■.:•'■ - v 

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...Sec. 2.! Section 3 of the Processing Sales : Tax Clarification Act of 2010, effective March 12, 
2011 (DvG. Law 18-324; 58 DCR 3), is amended to read as follows: / ^ v.-.- — — •>• 

"Sec^3- Applicability. ' r ■'■*''>■ " ; • i - J '--' i ; " ■ ^ '' ■ ! <Ku -' 

"This act shall apply as' of January T, 2010'; provided- that its (i fiscial effect is included irian 
approved budget and financial plan". , ■ .4 ;i o ^ : ;' 

^SeCi?^ Fiscal impact statements { - •, ■'.; , ,mv; 

** The;Cduhdil adopts the fiscM impact statement of the r Budget iDirecto^ as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of ©cilumbia;Hdme Rule Act ^ approved 
December 24y 1973 (87 Stat; 813; D.C. Official Code § ^l-206;02(c)(3)). ' r ; ; , 

Sec.4. Effective ddte. " ' ' <A \ '""■" ' iV ' ' '' : ' ; ' :i/ " 

(a) This act shall take effect following approval by the' Mayor tor in the event 'of veto by the 
Mayor, 1 action by the Council, to override the veto), a 30-day period: of Congressional review 
as'provided in section : 602(c)(1) of the District of ^Columbia Home r Rule? Act, approved 
December, 24, 1973 (87 Stat.- -813; D.C. Official Code § : l-2*06;02(c)(l)), and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register. * :• ^- . w: u* 

(b) Tms acfrshalr expire' Ufter 225 days 'of ite having taken e^ct. . , .;' " 
APPROVED; ^anp^ry 20,2012.- , 

EFFECTIVE March- 14; 2012; ; 



GREEN OTLDINGCOM^ 

AMENDMENT ACT OF 20^2 } 

'■"/ : .,,,;■' Law^-g^v f r; T.- - ■- ■ 

Act 19-274'' '"""''* ^ \ ^ , 

AN ACT?) to amend, on a temporary basis, the Green Building Act of 2006, to add a binding pledge 
^ithja potential fine, as an alternative to achieving compliance vnder the r JGreen Building Act. 

^ BE; IT^^ THE , DISTRICT OF C^UMBIA y ^h^ ; this 

act may be cited as the "Green Building Compliance Temporary Amendments'Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. The Green Building Act of 2006, effective March 8,2007 (D;C/Law 16-^234; D.C. 
Official Code § 6-1451.01 et seg.), is amended as follows: < ,, .. , r : .., ( 

(a) Section 2(40) (D.C. Official Code § 6-1451.01(40)) is amended to read as follows: 

"(40) "Substantial improvement" means any repair, alteration, addition, or improvement 
of a building or structure, the cost of which equals or exceeds 50% of the market value of 
the structure before the improvement or repair is started.". 

(b) Section 4' (D.C. Officii 'Code § (M451.03) is amended by adding a new subsection (b)(3) 
to read as follows: v << : ,; ^ " ' V* . ,';■'■ ,: " ; - f • ,. ■" i "' ' " '. .' ,, ,/ V ] , , 7 

"(b)(3) For the purposes of this section, the term "LEED" means LEED for New 
Construction, Core & Shell, Schools, or Retail.V ■ 

(c) Section 6 (D.C. Official Code § 6-1451.05) is amended to read as follows: 

"Sec. 6. Financial security. 

|* "'(aj ^Begihmrigj 51 January \ 1, 2012, ah ; applicant governed . by se/ctioir '4(a) ; shall provide a 
finariciail security/ which shall fee dueariS payable prior to receipt of a certificate, of ocle^ancy. 

"(b)(1) The financial security requirement of subsection (a) of this section may be fulfilled 

tyh . , ■■ t ■ . . , :■ ■ ■ ],v: fV ,i v M.-^.-n- - -- ■-;,,,: >--;-■■ V ■. ' 
> ' " £ (< (A) Evidence- of cash deposited] in an escrow, Account in a financial institution im the 
District in the name of the licensee and the District; ' ; * -. ; < 

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"(B) An irrevocable letter of credit from a financial institution authorized to do 
business in the District; 

"(C) A bond secured by the applicant to ensure compliance with this section; or 

"(D). A binding pledge that within 2 years of receipt of the certificate of occupancy the 
applicant will fulfill or exceed the current edition of the LEED standard for commercial 
and institutional buildings at the certified level. 

"(2)(A) The binding pledge described in paragraph (1)(D) of this subsection shall be 
recorded as a covenant in the land records of the District between the applicant and the 
* District in a form that is satisfactory to the Districts, Attorney General or his or her 
delegate. 

"(B) The covenant shall bind the applicant arid any successors in title to pay any fines 
levied pursuant to this section. 

"(c) If within 2 years of receipt of the certificate of occupancy the project provides evidence 
that it has fulfilled or exceeded the current edition of the LEED standard for commercial and 
institutional buildings at the certified level, a financial security previously provided by the 
applicant in the form of cash, an irrevocable letter of credit, or a bond shall be returned to the 
applicant. 

"(d) If within 2 years of receipt of the certificate of occupancy, the project does not provide 
evidence that it has fulfilled or exceeded the current edition, of the LEED standard for 
commercial and institutional buildings at the certified level, the Mayor shall: 

"(1) Draw down on a financial security provided in the form of cash, an irrevocable letter 
of credit, or a bond, in whole, or in part, as determined by rulemaking; or 

"(2) Levy a fine against an applicant that provided a financial security in the form of a 
binding pledge as set forth in subsection (f) of this section. 

"(e) A financial security in the form of cash, an irrevocable letter of credit, or a bond shall 
be calculated by square foot as set forth in subsection (f) but shall be discounted by 20% of 
the amount of the fine described in subsection (f) of this section. 

"(f) A fine issued pursuant to subsection (d)(2) of this section shall be calculated as follows: 

"(1) In the amount of $7.50 per square foot of gross floor space if the project is less than 
100,000 square feet of gross floor space. 

r "(2) In the amount of $10 per square foot, if the project is at least 100,000 square feet, of 
gross' floor space. " / ,<, 

"(3) Beginning 4 years after receipt of the certificate of occupancy, the applicant shall 
pay a monthly fine of $0.02 per square foot to the District for failure to provide evidence 
that it has fulfilled or exceeded either 1 the current edition of the LEED standard for 
commercial and institutional buildings at the certified level or the current edition of the 
.LEED standard for existing commercial and institutional buildings at the certified level. 
The monthly fines shall accumulate but shall be assessed annually. 

"(4) The fine described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection shall not exceed $3 
million; provided, that an annual fine issued pursuant to subsection (f)(3) of this section 
shall not count toward the $3 milion limit. _ . . ,.. , ., ,.- ■ , 

"(5) The Mayor may reduce any. or. all of the fines for good cause,, 

"(g) The Mayor may, for good cause, issue time extensions to a project; provided, that the 
Mayor shall not grant more than 3, one-year extensions. ...... 

"(ti) Fines issued under this section shall be civil penalties. ■, 7 

"(i) Substantial improvements shall be subject to - the requirements of this section; provid- 
ed, that only square feet included in a substantial improvement project shall be calculated for 
the purposes of a fine. .. s ,,,... 

"CD The financial security option provided in subsection (b)(1)(C) of this section shall 
become effective upon the issuance of rules by the Mayor. 

"(k) Any payment made to the District for failure to meet the standards required by 
sections 4 and 7 shall be deposited in the Green Building Fund, 

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Law 19-99, § 2(c) 19th Council Period 

> "(Z) For .purposes* *of this ^section, "LEED 'standard for'commei'cial and institutional 
buildings" means LEED for New Construction, Core & Shell, Schools, or Retail.", 
Sec. 3;; Fiscal impact statement: , ; r " 

The Council adoptst'the: fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director r as the fiscal impact 
statement required ihyvsectioh .602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia' Home Rule Act;>approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code §: L-2G6.G2(c)(3)).; J 

Sec. 4. ; Effective date:;; ..0-:) y ; /.''-■■■< ....... : -- ! :, 

(a) : ^ This act shall take effect following approval by trie ; Mayor (or an ^he 1 event of v&to by the 
Mayor, action by the 'Council -to override the veto), a 30-day period of Cbngi'essional review 
as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1.973 (87 Stat 813; D.Q, .Official, Code. § l-206,02(c).(l,)),^and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register, , >_>m 

(b) This, act shall expireafter 225 days of |ts having taken, effect. , , , , 

APPROVED: January 20, 2012. * '.., / r J *. , ;^ 

EFFECTr^E; March 14, 1 2012. ./ r : , : ; V 



RJETIREMEr^T DlSTlilfitJTldN WITHHOLDING 
¥frl\lP<^^ OF 2012 

. ,1. ' . ., ''''-Law 19-10p _ .,'.' 

■ ,j:(?l!> - Act Ia-275 f " ' '"■' ' V^*' 1 y ' u 

ANAGT tO^amendi on a temporary basis,} section 47-1812;0S of the District, of ^Cplumlbia Official 
Code to clarity that District tax shall be withheld^froma retirement distribution that is subject 
to federal income tax. . t *.....„ ... A - 

BE IT ENAGTED BY^THE COUNCIL OF f HE ^DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Retirement Distribution Withholding- Temporary 'Act of 2015". 

S&c. tl Section 47-1812.08(m) of trie District bf Columbia Official Code is amended as 
follows: 

(a) Para^ ,.,' - ■ . ] <' . ./'■ !-'> 

, V: (1) Strike the phrase "an-.early distribution" and insert the phrase "a ; distribution" in its 

place,.^ ;■•':,. .. - ■ :- - '■ ,/.vt '. F ;' ; f ' • *, ' ■ * - ' ; ^ , 

(2) ^Strike the phrase 1 "accdunt retirement account' or retirement plan or pursuant to 
section 3405 of the Internal; ^Revenue Code of 1986 and the payment is subject to 
/vmandatory" and insert the phrase "retirement account and the distribution is subject to" in 
■-its-place;' , ;>; ; .; t ;V ;^.,.., . .<<< r . ■ '• ■ ' n , i; Ki: ^ ,; ; - -, ■■ 

(b) Paragraph (3) is amended to read as follows: ^' r :Viii ■ ''' ' - ,il -" ,; - ■ 
"(3) This subsection ■'•■shall apply >to distributions ^made/^ ;i 

Sec. 3. '■'Fiscal impact statement il * ■ '■'■■> f> - - ■ '" ^\ i: ^' ■ ' ' " l '" ' \ "" n iV 

The Council adopts the fiscal irmoact statement of the tjfiief Financial Officer as the fiscal 
impact statement required by se'cfitfti-BO^ 
approved December 24, 1973i(87;<Stat. 8I3*dBdS; Official Code ^Lf20&02(c)(3)).> . ( 

SecV4; p ^EfTectivedateV' ; « ;: wp '' -- 1 ^"^<-*- * ' : >*d:A^i: - : -;o? .-*r.h^ '[;* I v r fe 

(a) This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in thVeventof veto by the 
Mayor, 'action by the Council to overri'de' l ;tHe veto), 'tf 30-day ^pefiod ? of Concessional review 
as provided in section 602(c)(1) of a the* District of" ^Columbia 'Home Kule ; * Act, approved 
December 24, 1973,(87 Stat. 813;; DIG, O^icial ; C ode. §i ; a-206.02(c)(l)),, and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register. / ■? ■ -yUk'/i v- :>■■.■*?.* -," : \->- h ^■■'•^■ i ■ 

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2012 Legislation Law 19-101, § 2(b) 

(b) This act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. 
APPROVED: January 20, 2012. 
EFFECTIVE: March 14, 2012. 



BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND ETHICS ELECTORAL 
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT TEMPORARY 

AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Law 19-101 

Act 19-276 

AN ACT to amend, on a temporary basis, the District of Columbia Election Code of 1955 to 
establish consistent rules for all same-day registrants to vote by special ballot, to mandate that 
the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics ("Board") operate at least 4 early 
voting centers during primary and general elections, to establish that the Board will count 
votes cast by an individual voting* out of precinct to the fullest extent possible, and to establish 
the deadline for voter registration by mail. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Board of Elections and Ethics Electoral Process Improvement 
Temporary Amendment Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. The District of Columbia Election 1 Code of 1955, approved August 12, 1955 (69 
Stat. 699; D.C. Official Code § 1-1001.01 et seq.), is amended as follows: 

(a) Section 7(g) (D.C. Official Code § l-1001.07(g)) is amended as follows: 

(1) Paragraph (1) is amended by striking the phrase "5:00 p.m. on the 31st day" and 
inserting the phrase "4:45 P.M. on the 30th day, or such time on that day as the Board's 

. office remains open to receive registrations" in its place. 

(2) Paragraph (5) is amended by striking the phrase "law; provided, that, for each 
election occurring before December 31, 2010, the individual shall cast a special ballot, 
subject to the Board's verification of residence; provided further, that for each election 
occurring after December 31, 2010, if the individual does not present a government-issued 
and valid photo identification card showing the individual's address, the individual shall cast 
a special ballot, subject to the Board's verification of residence." and inserting the phrase 
"law, District law, or Board regulation. Each individual who registers on Election Day 
shall cast a special ballot, subject to the Board's verification of residence." in its place. 

(3) Paragraph (7)(A)(i) is amended by striking the phrase' "register but" and inserting 
the phrase "register and vote in the election, but" in its place. 

. (b) Section 9 (D.C. Official Code § 1-1001.09) is amended as follows: 

(1) Subsection (b) is amended as follows: 

(A) Paragraph (1) is amended by striking the phrase "the vote of a person who is a 

; ' registered qualified elector of the District shall be valid only if the vote is cast in the 

voting precinct that serves his or her current residence address" and Inserting the 

phrase "each registered qualified elector shall cast his or her vote in the voting precinct 

■ that serves his or her current residence address" in its place. 

, (B) Paragraph (3) is amended by striking the phrase "federal .election contests and for 
any District-wide election contests" and inserting the phrase "all contests for which the 
; elector would have been eligible to cast votes had he or she cast a vote in the correct 
voting precinct" in its place. 

(2) Subsection (b-l)(l) is amended by striking the phrase "an early voting center in each 
of the 8 election wards" and inserting the phrase "no fewer than 4 early voting centers" in 
its place. / "' v :..' : 

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Law 19-rlOl; § 3 19th Council Period 

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement. ; r ^ N r ,'. , ; ;■' ■< 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget director as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 4. Effective date. 

(a) This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by :the Council ] to pyerjride the yeto)^a>30^day period of Congressional review 
as provided in section.i.60^ of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 8l3; : D.C, Official Cojie § l-206.02(c)(l)), and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register. ' v ' ' 

(b) This act shall expire after 225 days, of its having taken effect. 
APPROVED: January 20, 2012. 

EFFECTIVE: March 14, 2012. 



PUBLIC. NOTICE OF ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSIONS 
RECOMMENDATIONS AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Law 19-102 , - 

Act 19-277 ''' ; v ; ■■'" . " r ,- '-, <■■ 

AN ACT tq\amend the Advisory Neighborhood, Commissions Act: of 1975 to require that recommen- 
dations adopted by Advisory Neighborhood Commissions tie forwarded to jthe Office ; of Advisory; 
Neighborhood Commissions and the Secretary to the Council and to require the Office of 
Advisory Neighborhood Commissions to keep ; 'a 'publicly accessible file of all adopted recom- 

\ -;i mendations pertaining to legislation. >-f -' L "-v *- ( ^ . * 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL. OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That;this 
act may be cited; as the "Public Nptice of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions Recom 
tions Amendment Act of 2012",, {,, - -"■'.*'*.],, v :' , : . , 

; ; &ec. '2. SectibrilS of 'the'; Advisory' Neighborhood Commissions ' ^cf of 1975, effective 

5^cn\26, 197& tD;C. %£Wijtij$; D.&'^ciai^ode § ;l-30?.10); is ^amended by ^ding a new 

subsection (p) to re ad as^ follows: """ : l< ■ ' '" "" , '.^'" ; 

< ,-i. ; .-rii*. ■■■:,; ;L v>--iUt '■-'*'-■ ".:■ m:->- ■■■■■■ ■■■■ i ; - * ■■/ *'-.■ '■ \- M/'-r;,^/; ■? 

; "(p); Each Commission; that adopts' recommendations regarding legislation pending before 
the:Qouiicil shall ifofcwardia copy of rthe recommendations to, the Office of Advisory Neighbor- 
hood, Comrnissipns ..("pffice'O^.and ,to the ^Secreta^y , to. the Council within 14 days after 
adoption. The Office shall keep a.publicly ^ accessible file of .all Commission recommendations 
submitted pursuant to this subsection.". "* 

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Pouncil adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal .impact 
statement' required by section 602(c)(3): of the District 1 o£ Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
Dpcembe^24, 1973 (87 Stat ^^.C; Official Code § l-?J)6;p2'(c)(3)). "';" „ lff j.. ,',',. ^ 

'i Sec. 4. • Effective;date; / - - ^ , ; , : i^:-.-----W. Iv" ... ■.<• ■■■■^.v > > .-.'r •< '■-■ ■• ' - J 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of Veto by the 
Mayory actidirby the r Council 'to ovemae the ^veto')> ^ a SiD-^day pferiodof Congressional review 
a&p^ovided^in section 602(c)(1)' of- the District' of Columbia Home Rule' Act/ approved 
Deieeiriber^24y 1973 (87 StatKSIS; D-C. Official Code V 1^06j02(c)(1:))^ and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register. < ' r J - j '■■„ ■ A ..." * 

^^EOVEbL^^y%2Qi2/ J '".'■' .". T^ % ''''.".. '* "' "■ ". .".." ' ^ . ,,'- 

EFFECTIVE: March 14, 2012. - J ; '> J. 



2012 Legislation Law 19-103, § 2(e) 

CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Law 19-103 

Act 19-278 

AN ACT to amend the Captive Insurance Company Act of 2004 to make applicable certain District 
insurance laws to risk retention groups licensed as captive insurance companies; and to amend 
the Risk-Based Capital Act of 1996 to expand the definition of the term "Company Action 
Level Event" as it pertains to property and casualty insurers. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Captive Insurance Company Amendment Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. The Captive Insurance Company Act of 2004, effective March 17, 2005 (D.C. Law 
15-262; D.C. Official Code § 31-3931.01 et seq.), is amended as follows: 

(a) Section 4 (D.C. Official Code § 31-3931.03) is amended by adding a new subsection 
(a-1) to read as follows: 

"(a-1) The articles of incorporation of a captive insurer shall become effective when 
approved by the Commissioner.". - ' ■ ; 

(b) Section 7 (D.C. Official Code § 31-3931.06) is amended by adding a new subsection (I ) 
to read as follows: . ' ; v ... 

"(I ) Section 12 of the Fire and Casualty Act, approved October 9, 1940 (54 Stat. 1070; 
D.C. Official Code § 31-2502.12), shall apply to risk retention groups licensed as captive 
insurers. A risk retention group subject to this section may petition the Commissioner for 
a waiver of the limitation on exposure to risks or hazards. The Commissioner may issues 
rules, pursuant to section 22, establishing the circumstances under which a risk retention 
group may obtain, and the conditions a risk retention group shall satisfy to obtain, a waiver 
of the limitation". 

(c) Section 8 (D.C. Official Code § 31^-3931.07) is amended by adding a new subsection (c) 
to read as follows: ' . ■■,.■■ 

"(c) Notwithstanding subsection (b) of this section, a risk retention group licensed as a 
captive insurer shall be subject to sections 101 through 107, 301 through 312, and 501 of the 
Investments of Insurers Act of 2002, effective April 11, 2003 (D.C. Law 14-297; D.C. Official 
Code §§ 31-1371.01 -31-1371.07, 31-1373.01 -31-1373.12, and 31-1375.01).". 

(d) Section 14 (D.C. Official Code § 31-3931.13) is amended by adding a new subsection (c) 
to read as follows: 

"(c) All risk retention groups licensed as captive insurers shall comply with the Annual 
Audited Financial Reports Act of 1993, effective October 21, 1993 (D.C. Law 10^8; D.C. 
Official Code § 31-301 et seq.), except that the exemption in section 15(a) (D.C. Official Code 
§ 31-314(a)) shall not apply to risk retention groups. All risk retention groups licensed as 
captive insurers shall comply with the actuarial opinion filing requirements set forth in 
sections 26a and 26b of the Property and Casualty Actuarial Opinion Amendment Act of 2008, 
effective March 20, 2009, (D.C. Law 17-289; D.C. Official Code §§ 31-2502.26a and 
31-2502.26b.).". 

(e) Section 23 (D.C. Official Code § 31-3931.22) is amended to read as follows: 

i "Sec. 23. Applicable laws. 

"" "(a) Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, only the following laws relating to 
insurance shall apply to risk retention groups licensed as captive insurers: 

"(1) The Business Transacted with Producer Controlled Insurer Act of 1993, effective 
October 21, 1993 (D.C. Law 10-52; D.C. Official Code § 31^01 et seq.), notwithstanding 
the definition of the term "licensed insurer" or "insurer" in section 2(7)(A); 

"(2) The Holding Company System Act of 1993, effective October 21, 1993 (D.C. Law 
10^44; D.C. Official Code § 31-701 etseq.); . . J~ 

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Law 19^K()3p § ^2(e) 19th;.Gouncil Period 

"(3tThe r Managing';Qeneral ^Agents Act of 1993/ effective October 21, 1993 (D.C. Law 
10-41; D.C. Official Code § 31-1501 et seq.)\ and 

"(4) The Reinsurance Intermediary; Act of 1993, effective October 21, 1993 (D.C. Law 
10-47; D.C. Official Code § 31-1801 etseqX 

"(b) Except for sections 3(a)(2) and 4© -of the Risk-Based Capital Act of 1996, effective 
April. 9, 1997 JD.C. Law 11-233;^ JD£.„ Official Code §§ 31-20Q2(a)(2) and 31-2003(f)) ("RBC 
Act"X the^fitJ'Act shall, effective'^anuaryi, 201§,apply i to risk retention groups licensed as 
captive .iri^urers'; provided,. ^that tKe Commissioner may.waive^'the. requirement that, a risk 
retention "group licensed as a captive insurer 'fil^ a,. Risk, B RBC 

Act if the insurer is in compliance 1 with its approved plan" of operation arid any "additional 
requirements, imppsed by the Commissioner>by : rule pursuant, to section 21.", v t - : . - ( -^ : 

Sec. 3. Section 4(a)(1) of the iRisk-Based QapitalAct \of 1996, effective Aprili.9, 1997 (D.G; 
Law 11-233; D.C. Official Code § 31-2003(a)(l)), is amended as follows: 

(a) Subparagraph (A) is ame^^^^^ 

(b) Subparagraph (B) .is. amended by strikjng,.the semicolon and inserting, the phrase "; or" 

inits place. '" " ""' a ' ' v ' 1 ' ' ' 

(c) A new. subparagraph (C) is added to read as follows: 

"(C) If licensed as a property and casualty insurer, the insurer has. total ..adjusted 
capital which is greyer than or equal to it$ : Company. Action Level RBC, but less -than 
the product of iti 'Authorized Control Level RBC and 3.0, and triggers 'the ^ 'trend t , test 
determined in accordance with the trend test calculation included in the Property arid 
Casualty RBC mstoctibris;", ■■■'■-" " " ' '■ 

Sec. 4 Fiscal impact statement. , r ,, ...... f , , i 

,. The Council adopts, .the*: fiscal impact statement in the. committee report as i: the 4 fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December .24*1973 (87Bat 813;, D.fi. .Official Code § : l-206;.02(c)(3)). ,, 

Sec. 5. Effective date. - " ' 

This act shall take effect follbwing^approvallby-ithei Mayor (or in the event of* veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review 
as, provided in section < (502(c)(1) of the District of. Columbia Home Rule Act, . approved 
December 24, 1973 $7 JStat. 813; -D.C. Official Code §U-2q6.02(c)(l)), and..pii^catipn in, the 
District of ColumiDia^egister. , ' - / - /< j , >. ■ , J \ ; ' ' L T > 

APPROVED: January 20, 2012. ' ' - -t* * : " " ■ *■■■' 

'EFFECTIVE: Mafcha4, 2012, '■ ■-■ 



ABOARD OF MEDICINE MEMBERSHIP AND 

LICENSING AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 - 

« ;> /';.' J: ■ ■''""' , ' ' 1^19^104' '" t . " '^ ;■;; .' J ' 

Act 19-279 ^ ' f 

■• ..< ,o, :; . . ■■ . ■' , .:.: , ■ . «'-v/ <.'.■ s ' ! *'■■ ',' .'■ /,r>i"r( . / i *.": ■■■.....::■(-";- '■ ■ . 
AN ACT to amend the District of Columbia Health Occupations Revision Act of 1985 to define the 
practice by physicians-in-training, authorize the Board of Medicine to regulate 'ihe practice by 
, physicians^in-training:, expand the, Board of; Medicine membership to 15 members, and 1 author- 
ize the Board of fliedicine to .es^biisK.subcpifnmitte^.^.Qii particular issues or, disciplines. 

BE IT ENAGTEmBY THECOU-NGIL^OF THE DISTRICT. OF COLUMBIA; That this 
act may .b'e cited.. as the "Board of Medicine Membership and Licensing Amendment! Act of 

2012". ■ " ,--. -■■ l '\ : ; ■-■?;-" ,..■■■ ,v >-w^ r^y*' < -<-,.,%. ium-ifr:. -. 

v. Sec. 2. The Distriet'of Columbia Health Occupations Revision Act of 1985, effective^ March 
25, 1986 (D.C. Law 6-99; D.C. Official Code § <M201.-6l et se#); ^.amended. as;follbws: 

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2012 Legislation Law 19-104, § 4 

(a) Section 102 (D.C. Official Code § 3-1201.02) is amended by adding a new paragraph 
(13A) to read as follows: 

"(13 A) "Practice by physicians-in-training" means the practice of medicine by a medical 
resident or fellow, or other similar designation, enrolled in a nationally accredited training 
program or a training program in the District that is approved by the District of Columbia 
Board of Medicine/'. 

(b) Section 203 (D.C. Official Code § 3-1202.03) is amended as follows: 

(1) Subsection (a) is amended as follows: 

(A) Paragraph (1) is amended by striking the figure "11" and inserting the figure "15" 
in its place. 

(B) Paragraph (2) is amended by striking the phrase "Assistants, and the practice of 
surgical assistants with the advice of the Advisory Committee on Surgical Assistants." 
and inserting the. phrase "Assistants, the practice of surgical assistants with the advice of 
the Advisory Committee on Surgical Assistants, and the practice by physicians-in- 
training." in its place. 

(C) Paragraph (3) is amended as follows: ! 

(i) Strike the figure "7" and insert the figure "10" in its place. 

(ii) Strike the figure "3" and insert the figure "4" in its place. ' - ■. . 

.(D) Paragraph (8) is amended as follows: 

(i) Subparagraph (C-l) is redesignated as subparagraph (C-i). 

(ii) The newly designated subparagraph (C-i) is amended by : striking the period 1 at 
the end and inserting a semicolon in its place, 

(iii) Subparagraph (D) is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting 
the phrase "; and" in its place. . ,.. . t 

(iv) A new subparagraph (E) is added to read as follows: 

"(E) The practice by physicians-in-training.". - .; - 

(2) A new subsection (h) is added to read as follows: ' . .^ ,J 

"(h)(1) The Board may convene a subcommittee, of either members of the Board or 
nonmembers of the - Board, to provide advice .and assistance on a specified issue or discipline 
under .the purview of the Board. ; ,>■..■:-.■,■■ , .■■'. , i. , . , ^ ,■.', 

■'. "(2) The individuals appointed pursuant to this subsection shall be exempt from sections 
■ v 401(a) and (b), 402, and 403. The Board shall specify: - ■"'' ' \ " ; ; : 

"(A) The purpose and scope of the subcommittee; 

"(B) The qualifications for appointment; 

"(C) The length of each individual's term, if any; 

"(D) The powers, duties, and responsibilities of each individual; and 

"(E) Any other criteria that the Board considers necessary and appropriate.". 

(c) Section 409(b) "(D.C. Official Code §3-1204. 09(b)) is amended by adding a new 
paragraph (3) to read as follows: 

"(3) The fee for the issuance of a license to practice by a physician-in-training, if any, 
shall be determined by the Board of Medicine.". 

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement. 

, .The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District, of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). ■ . 

Sec. 4. Effective date. 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor., action by, the. Council to override the : veto) > a 30-day period of Congressional review 
as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 

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Law 19-104, § lA 19th Council Period 

December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; ^D.G. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(l)), and publication in; the 
District of Columbia Register. 

-APPROVED: January 20, 2012; < "' \ '■ • 

:#FEdTIVE ; : ■"MarcKl4 I 2tiii * "" '. . '. ' "; r ;^ /; : / ;: ; v "' ' jFi 



SOUTHWEST DUCK POND DESIGNATION ACT OF 2012 

Law 19-105 

1 tfr, 1 "^. 1 /' ...-.-. , .!'Xl!.:.. ,j, Act 19-280 > \ ■■^.-'L 

AN" ACT to desifi^ikte the pdrk aftd pond located at 6th Street, S.W., and! Street, S.W., in Ward 6, as 
the gouthweist Duck Pond? v ^ v u ' 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF; COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Southwest Duck Pond Designation Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. Pursuant to section 401 of the Street-and Alley Closing<and Acquisition Procedures 
of 1982, effective March 10, 1983 (D.C. Law 4-201; D.C, Official Code J 9-204.01), the 
Council designates the park located at 6th Street, S.W., and I Street, S.W., in Ward 6, as the 
"Southwest Duck Pond-. 

^Sec. 3; ; Transmittal.' ■-' ' -".- * ' \ ' : 

The Secretary to the Council shall transmit a copy of this act, after it becomes effective, to 
the Department of Parks ahd'Recreatiori;' "■ r : . ; - r : ; * 

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement " lUj ' 

The Council adopts the fis'calimpact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the 'District of Columbia^Hom'e^RuleAbt,' approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat 813; D.C, Official Cpde ; §, : l-206.02(c)(3)) f .> s , 3 , ; 
.j Seek, Effective date, ,, ., hi . *;. r ,. r , /: ,, ; r ,.., !; .,. rt , (V . ,,,,, y v ; o -■ 

: Thisi-a'ct shall take effect following approMf-by^the.Mayor^oriri the F event of veto^by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review 
as .provided in section, 602(c)(1) of the District of .Columbia Home Rule. Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code ^^p&O^cjd)), apd;pulbli^ion in the 
District of Columbia Register. '"' 

APPROVED: January 20, 2012. ..,..,.. 

EFFECTIVE: March 14, 2012. V .".".. 



COMMISSION ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS 
ESTABLI^HMENt ACT OF 2ftl2' ^. 

■ /0 - '""■' i! : Law ia-ib6 :';//"' '*'■*'*[ ^^'\." : \: .. 

Act 19-281 ,.:-. -." ■»,>■■> xwi-s :■*.- ■' ; s ,.:-, 

AN ACT to establish a Commission oil : ' A^'<^hh^^eric^"'^^mrs'-to address tHe v concerns^ of 
African-American communities with 'low-eeofiomic; ^education, or ^health indicators^ in the 
District, and to review and analyze the decline in population of Mricari-Amencah residents of 
the District as indicated by the 2010 United States Census. ■■,.->■ v 

< BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL ®F THE DISTRICT OF .COLUMBIA^ That this 
act may^be dted as* the "Commission on ; African-American Affairs Establishment Act ^bf 
20.12^. ,/■■ ■■- ,-; - V' ....v^-vri 4 ,,. :•■ - ■■ ■ - ■ ■> - * ', v lf , .-* 

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2012 Legislation Law 19-106, § 4 

Sec. 2. Establishment of the Commission on African-American Affairs. 

There is established a Commission on African-American Affairs ("Commission") to advise 
the Mayor, the Council, and the public on the views and needs of African-American 
communities with low-economic, -education, or -health indicators in the District and to analyze 
the decline of African-American residents as indicated by the 2010 United States Census. 

Sec. 3. Commission organization; members; meetings. 

"(a)(1) The Commission shall consist of 17 public, voting members appointed by the Mayor, 
with the advice and consent of the Council, pursuant to section 2(f)(49) of the Confirmation 
Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Official Code § l-523.01(f)(49)) 
("Confirmation Act"). Public members shall be appointed who have shown dedication to, and 
knowledge of, the needs of the African-American community,, and with due consideration for 
representation from established public, nonprofit, and volunteer community organizations 
concerned with African-American communities with low-economic, -education, and -health 
indicators. 

(2) Public members shall serve terms of 3 years; except, that of the initial members, 6 
shall be appointed for a term of 3 years, 6 shall be appointed for a term of 2 years, and 5 
shall be appointed for a term of 1 year. Public members may be reappointed, but may 
serve no more than 2 consecutive full terms. Terms for the initial public members shall 
begin on the date that a majority of the members are sworn in, which shall become the 
anniversary date for all subsequent appointments. When a vacancy develops on the 
Commission, the Mayor shall appoint, with the advice and consent of the Council, pursuant 
to the Confirmation Act, a successor to fill the unexpired portion of the term. 

(b)(1) There shall be 10 ex-officio nonvoting members as follows: 

(A) The Director of the Department of Employment Services, or his or her designee; 

(B) The Director of the Department of Human Services, or his r or her designee; 

(C) The Director of the Department of Health, or his or her designee; 

(D) The Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development, or his 
or her designee; , 

(E) The Director of the Department of Public Works, or his or her designee; 

(F) The Director of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, or his or her 
,. .designee; 

< (G) The Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, or his or f her designee; 
(H) The Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, or his or her designee; 
(I) The Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, or his or her designee; and 

(J) The Chief of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, or his or her 
designee. 

(2) Ex-officio members shall develop and implement policies and programs in their 

agencies to ensure that the purposes of this act are fulfilled. They shall meet with the 

chairperson of the Commission at least quarterly each year to assist the Mayor -in 

coordinating plans and policies which are beneficial to the African-American communities 

,.;.-, with low-economic, -education, or -health indicators in the District 

1 (c) The Mayor shall ■ appoint the chairperson of the Commission from among the public 
members. All members shall serve without compensation, but shall be eligible for reimburse- 
ment of expenses as provided in section 1108(d) of the District of Columbia Government 
Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-139; D.C, 
Official Code § l-611.08(d)). v ,;.... v 

! (d)The Commission shall develop its own rules of procedure. 

'(e) The Commission shall meet at least once every other month. The meetings shall be 
held in the District and shall be open to the public. A quorum to' transact business shall 
consist of a majority plus one of the public members. 

Sec. 4. Section 2(f) of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D,C. Law 
2-142; D.C. Official Code § l-523.01(f)), is amended by adding a new paragraph (49) to read 

as follows: . ; , - - -- 

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Law. 19-106, § 4 19tfoC6uneil Period 

"(49) The Commission oii.Afi:ican^MieriGaii-]Affaii's,i'. established by\section 2 of :'the 
Commission; on African-American , Affairs : -^E^tablishment Act of 2012, -passed on '2nd 
! reading on. January .../'. ■ ^ : ;i , >w 

Sec: 5; * FiscaLimpact statement^- ^^ -> ■■*'■ : ■--■■-*:■■:■■ '" : :-i.rv * 

Th£ Council adc^ife the fiscal iiripact statement in^the committee' repol'tWthe fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3)' "of 4h'e District of Columbia- Borne Rule Act, approved 
December 24* ®73 ; {87, Stat. 81%;A^Official Code § l-206.02(e):(3))* L ■ . ;, 

-Seci'E-^Erfectivedate^.-^ -<'w "■ '■ '^ : >.-a-< - Vi ■"' '• " ^^ ^ ;■-<■ " "-■■ 

'This act shall ^k^efifecffollowing approvsflf by the Mayor tor in the ev§nt;bf veto by, th^ 
Maybr r; action By thfe tStiuncil fic^yerrlde the veto),' a 30-d^y period of Concessional reviev^ 
as provided ihVseetioti ' {^c^lf of ,, the District of Columbia Home 4 ' Rule Act approved 
December 24, I97Sj[87Sta£^ Code r4-2Q6.02(c)(l)), and^licatoln the 

District of Columbia Register.' M '" v ,ot '" ' r ■:>,,<:-.. :,. •.,:.jmu-. ., v '- ! ■' 

APPROVED: January 20,2012. .. , ->^ - r 

EFFECTIVE: March 14, 2012. , ' -v. * 



PAUL WASHINGTON WAY DESIGNATION ACT OF 2012 

Law 19-107 

- < . . ■ -i ■■ , ,-.'. Act 19^-282 >>. .-■/: 

AN ACT to symbolically designate the U00 block of 12th Street, N.E., in Ward 5, as Paul 

Washington Way; i >- > 'i*> ^ V .:[>. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited- as the, ."Paul Washington Way DesignafcionfAcfrof.20r2". ,; , 

Sec. 2. Pursuant to sections 401 and 403a of the Street and Alley Closing and Acquisition 
Procedures Act of 1982, effective March 10, 1983 (D.C. Law 4-201; D.C, Official Code 
§§ 9^(J4.Ctt and 204.63a) ("Act"), and notwithstanding section 407 of the L !Act (D.C; Official 
Code '§9-204^7);'^ 4600 block , 6fl2th i StreetyN.E., in 

Ward '5y as : "Paul Washington JWay'V >. ?.-, r : ' ^' r 

""■Se^SP Irarismittalv : r ' v "-' w ' .v. ■..»■•/- M 

^,The«SeGretary4p the Council shall transmit a copy of this act, .after it. -becomes effective, to 
the District; Department of Transportation. . ■ > ; ^ ,, 

1 Se'C/'i/ Fi^aljfapactsto V^,< ' ' , - . , . , r , r „ 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact st^temeht^ in the comm'itte6 report ^s 1 -the fiscal! impact 
statement/ required by secftqn 602(c)(3) of .the Distinct of Qplumbia Home Rule,- Act, approved 
Decembeiv24,>iSp (87 Stat. §13; i>,Q. Official Code ;; § l-2oi02(c)#. - : „^ ;[. . , ; •< 

V-!S'4c.^^ ,^ _' ; <"".'. , ; r , J ''. ; '"' ^'^ ■%"-',"'' f , Y \ 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in trie event 'of veto "by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to^verrid^.the-veto),^ SQ^day period of Congressional review 
as; provided in section 602{<$(1.} of the, District of Columbia Home, Rule Act, approved 
fiecemfier 24,^ 1973^ (87, SteVg|3; jr j5.ib. Official Code § 4^206.02(c)^ the 

District of Columbia Register. r ; a.r^;'-^ ^ ■ .-. <■ '■?■>'< " n ;.'?v^~. 

;[' APPROVED: J^u^^OiS; \^ £f \ ^y^..// ; t '' V ! '^ V'" ■ ^ " ' ^ ■ W"' 
EFFECTIVE: March 14, 2012. : "■'■■.. 

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2012 Legislation Law 19-109, § 2 

GLOVER PARK COMMUNITY CENTER DESIGNATION ACT OF 2012 

Law 19-108 

Act 19-283 . 

AN ACT to designate the Stoddert Recreation Center, located at 39th Street, N.W., and Calvert 
Street, N.W., in Ward 3, as the Glover Park Community Center. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT .OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Glover Park Community Center Designation Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. Pursuant to section 401 of the Street and Alley Closing and Acquisition Procedures 
Act of 1982, effective March 10, 1983 (D.C. Law 4-201; D.C. Official Code § 9-204.01) ("Act"), 
and notwithstanding section 405 of the Act (D.C, Official Code § 9-204.05), the Council 
designates the Stoddert Recreation Center, located at 39th Street, N.W., and Calvert Street, 
N.W., in Ward 3, as the "Glover Park Community Center". 

Sec. 3. Transmittal. ,, 

The Secretary to the Council shall transmit a copy of this act,' after it becomes. /effective,,- to 
the Department of Parks and Recreation. 

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat 813; D.C. Official 'Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 5. Effective date. 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review 
as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(l)), and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register,".'.'.; ;'. " ''"'; ., \." ; 

APPROVED: January 20, 2012. 

EFFECTIVE: March 14, 2012. .. . v ,...„. .,..,,... : . , ^ ..... . 



REV. DR. JERRY A. MOORE, JR. COMMEMORATIVE 
PLAZA DESIGNATION ACT OF 2012 

Law 19-109 

■■■:■ Act 19-284 ^ l 



AN ACT to symbolically designate the public space encompassing the 4600 block of 16th Street, 
N.W., the 1600 block of Buchanan Street, N.W., the 1600 block of Crittenden Street, N.W., and 
. r : the 4600 block of 17th Street, N.W., in Ward 4, as the Rev. Dr. Jerry A. Moore, Jr. Commemora- 
;' tive Plaza. , 

, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICTOF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Rev. Dr. Jerry. A. Moore, Jr. Commemorative Plaza Designation Act 

Of 2012"-. , , . ! --.\Y..-.-- :.:■. ;■: " ;. 

Sec. 2. Pursuant to sections 401 and 403a of the Street and Alley Closing and Acquisition 
Procedures Act of 1982, effective March 10, 1983 (D.C. Law 4-201; D.C. Official Code 
§§9-204.01 and 9-204.03a) C'Act"), and notwithstanding sections 405 and 407 of the Act (D.C. 
Official Code §§ 9-204.05 and. 9-204.07), the Council symbolically designates the public space 
encompassing the 4600 block of 16th Street, N.W., the 1600 block of Buchanan Street, N.W.; 

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Law 19-109, § 2 19th Council Period 

the 1600 block of Grittenden Street, N.W r> ,and the 46Wblock of 171^; Street, N^W.; in Ward 4, 
as the "Rev, Dr. Jerry A. Moore, Jr. Commemorative Plaza". 

Sec. 3. Transmittal. -■.':£■'.■> -■; 

The Secretary to the Council shall transmit a copy of this act, upon its effective date, to the 
District Department of Transportation. '■* u - ;* " 

, T Sec. 4, Fiscal impact statement, . __ ■ , , ; , r t; :/ . 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24M973 (87 Stat. 313; D.C. Official Code § ;l-2G6.02(c)(3)). : : 

Sec. 5. Effective- date. ' — "■' ; - ' h) ' : J " ' '*"■■' ( ; h th - 

■This act shall take> effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event -of veto by the 
Mayor,, action by theiCdUnciifto'Ovferride the veto), a 30-day period ©^Congressional review 
asi provided in sectidh 602(c)(1). of the District of? Columbia^ Home Rule< Act,. (approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D;C. Official Code § l-206:02(c)(l)), and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register. ' .^--- : -rK' >!■■»' /< ^ ■ -, ; 

APPROVED: January 20, 2012. • -*■ 

>EFFECTTVE: v Marchl4,20ia' « ■ - ■■■'- ^ ■'■"*' 



K MILITAR^P^ENTS^ CHILD CUSTODY AND 

VISITATION RIGHTS ACT OP 2012. 

i - Law 19-110 

■■^/•- . -.*■■, ; l' r ' : * .: J^.' "n-:j '•> Act 19-285 K - : ■■" . : r ■'.-, ■'* , ". 

AN ACT to amend Chapteir 9 of Title 16 of the District of Columbia ^fficial dode to grant 
deploying military parents judicial protections of child custody and visitation rights during 
periods of actual or imminent deployment. ?! ■■ -a ;■"■;, 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT' OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Military Parents' Child Custody and Visitation Rights Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. Chapter 9 of Title 16 of the District of Columbia Official Code is amended as 

Mows: p?v-jjh m^:/:\:-h: ; -V ; ' ,/,fi.. - -« ■ '^' : S' w ,V'-i:i! 

(a) The table of contents Js J amehded by inserting a new section designation "16-914.02. 
Child custody and visitation rights of parents during deployment for military service." after 
the section designation "16-914.01. Retention ofi jurisdiction as to alimony, custody of 
children, and child support.". 

(b) A new section 16-914.02 is added to.re&d as. follows: 

"§ .16-914.02, Child custody and visitation rights of parents during deployment for 
military service. ., ,, ,.- ., , ; ,,,. ., ,, 

"(a)(l) J; A deploying <parent may file a motion with the court v to request ian^expedited* hearing 
for the purpose of obtaining a temporary child custody or visitation order when novcourt 
order exists as to the custody or visitation of the child of the deploying parent. 

■ ' : -($yX' deploying parent, or 'a 1 hbri^deployihg ; parent: where tfe t deploying 1 ' parent 1 is 
''"'■dur^'ntly^^'depldym^S'br fras Ti r£ekived a deployment' order/ may file ; a motion" with the 
court to request a temporary child custody or visitation order modifying the terms of an 
{ existing^child custody prd^r or visitation orde^r. . > tt . ^ ^ u v Y ^ ■ 

' ; "(b)(1) -Uipon^/motioK: as provided under subsection (a) of ?this section; the court may issue 
a; temporary brdSr to ^establish /the terms; for custody; ,ah&,visitatioh of the child of , the 
deployirigparent or modify the' terms of an existing custody or 'visitation order for the chM:of 
the deploying parents .make, reasonable accommodation for the deployment ; . : -r ■ 

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2012 Legislation Law 19-110, § 2(b) 

"(2) A temporary order issued pursuant to this subsection shall state: 

"(A) That the basis of the order is the deployment of a military parent; and 

"(B) That the temporary order shall terminate and the permanent order shall resume 
within 10 days after notification of the deploying parent's ability to., resume, .custody or 
visitation unless the court finds that resumption of the custody or visitation ■ order ■ in 
effect before deployment is no longer in the child's best interest. 

"(3) A temporary order issued pursuant to this subsection may require: 

"(A) The non-deploying 'parent to reasonably accommodate the leave schedule of the 
deploying parent; •;.> . 

"(B) The non-deploying parent to facilitate opportunities for telephonic communication, 
electronic mail, or other electronic communication between the deploying parent and 
child during the deployment period; and 

"(C) The deploying parent to provide the non-deploying parent with timely notice of 
leave of absence, unless the leave schedule of the deploying parent is changed without 
sufficient advance notice to allow' the deploying parent to give timely notice to the non- 
deploying parent, in which case neither the court nor the non-deploying parent shall use 
the untimely notice to prevent contact between the deploying parent and the child or use 
the untimely notice as a basis in requesting or issuing a permanent order modifying an 
existing custody or visitation arrangement. 

"(4)(A) Upon a motion of a deploying parent, or upon motion of a family member of the 
deploying parent with the consent of the deploying parent, the court may issue a temporary 
order to delegate all or a portion of the deploying parent's visitation rights to a family 
member with a close and substantial relationship to the child for the duration of the 
deployment if in the best interest of the child; provided, that: 

"(i) The delegation of visitation rights or access to the child shall not create an 
entitlement or standing to assert separate rights to a liberty interest in the care and 
custody of the child for a person other than a parent; and 

"(ii) A delegation of visitation rights or access to the child shall not exceed the 
visitation time granted to the deploying parent. \ ■*■■ 

"(B) A temporary order delegating all or a portion of a deploying parent's visitation 
rights under this paragraph shall terminate by operation of law in accordance with 
paragraph (2)(B) of this subsection. 

"(C) A person to whom visitation rights have been delegated by a temporary order 
issued under this paragraph shall have full legal standing to enforce that. temporary 
order, 

"(5) In issuing a temporary order under this subsection, the court shall ensure that the 
parties are advised of the possible availability of a modification of child support, and shall 
provide notice to the parties of .how such a modification may be obtained. The court may 
also decide the issue of child ■ support, in accordance with the child support guideline in 
section 16-916.01, during the hearing on the motion for a temporary order under this 
section. 

"(6) For the purposes of this subsection, the non-deploying parent shall have the burden 
of proving that resumption of the permanent order is no longer in the child's best interest. 

"(c) The court shall not issue a permanent order modifying the terms of an existing custody 
or visitation order until 90 days after the termination of the deployment of a military parent 
The court shall not consider the activation or deployment of a deploying parent as the sole 
factor in the court's decision of whether or not to grant or deny a petition for custody or 
visitation, and neither deployment nor the potential for future deployment of a military parent 
shall, by itself, be regarded as a material change in the circumstances of any existing custody 
or visitation order, or against the best interests of the child, for the court to issue a 
permanent order modifying the terms of an existing custody or visitation order. 

"(d) The court, in any child custody or visitation proceeding between either 2 deploying 
parents or a deploying parent and a non-deploying parent, shall allow any deploying parent to 
present testimony or evidence relevant to the custody or visitation proceedings either by 

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Law 3.9^110f § 2(b) 19thuCouhcii Period 

affidavit or electronically when deployment : precludes rl tbe; personal appearance of the deploy- 
ing parent. ;. I; ..—:,■ - : , -^r- ■■, < ■ v,;.-. v^ ^, v v ^r , — '\ ■. - 
■ "^e). I^or; ; the purpqses^of this section, the term: ;;- r ; .^ . . ' t ,/ J; 

1 * i Ui"(l) : "Activation"? means the /extension, .of United States Armed Forces to active "military 
i service of : the United States* ■ < Activation does >&dt include National Guard . ► or 'Reserve 
annual training, inactive duty^drilKweekends, or active duty mthin the .District. : -.v 

"(2) "Deployings par ent ; V -means : >aimihtary: parent who is on 'deployment or *has received 
: .. mandatory^ orders : from military leadership to deploy with.the.Tynited^States Armed Forces. 

"(3) "Deployment" means the compliance with military orders received by any member 
of th§ ; United; States Armed Fprces, j( for acjtiv ( e service,- including, service for combat 
> operations, contingency operations,, peacekeeping operations, /temporary duty, and remote 
tours of duty. , i;iy ■■ . -■-..-..- f - -—„;■■-:■, . -.. ■■ 

"(4) "Military parent" means .a-member^qf the: United States Armed. Forces who is the 
parent, of a minor chil,d, including the biological, f adaptive, or legal parent, whose parental 
rights, have not been .terminated or transferred, to.^the, Djsti^ictoiv another .person/through 
juvenile proceedings. , .'.*■ - ; ; ■:> .\f 

"(5) "Non-deploying parent" means* a ^parent wWi&nqt a meniber of the United States 
' Armed' Forces,^ Or is- a military parent who is 'currently if either a deploying parent nor a 
parent that has received an imminent deployment/ dr-activatibn ordeiv v 7*'- 

' "(6) fi United States Armed Forces" means the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, 
Marine Corp, Go'ast ; Guard, National Guard, or any other Reserve component thereof.". 

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact, statement. 1 ■ " : ' ■ *' , 

The Council adopts the fiscal; impact .statement in the committee report as, the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the Distinct of Columbia Home Rule, Act,, approved 

Decemb^^ \^l w < 

Sec. 4. Effective date. \ t ■ ^ t -. ,-.■ v -^ ' r v ■ -; h . , ■•;* , - ,, 

This act shall take effect following; approval by, the Mayor -(Qr in the event" of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override, the, veto:)* -.-a 3,0-day period -of Congressional review 
as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
p^mber'^yi^i^'$1^i 813; DlCrdfficM fcbde '§Hf2Q§M0lfy and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register. 

APPRQVED::.Jfinuary20 f 20I2. ; .. ; . . 

/EFFECTIVE.:" March 14, 2012; >-. < ' ' > > :.. : ... . 



LONG-TERM CARE 0^ 

AMENDMENT ACT GF2(Jl!2 

Law 19-111 

■ ;; ■'- ." -' l Ui "■ Act 19-2S6' 1 ' ■ f '-' i: ' '■■ r 

,^;.-;.. i--"?, ■ :■- ti.. ■■", ;... '.■ --"- ,,.";; ■*' *-.•-. -^ 'v*r -a* ,i ! <■ .:,i.- \'iv.r '■■■■ ■■.;:'" .>. 

AN ACT to amend tlie .District- of Columbia Long^erjm CarejQmbudfman Program Act of 1988 to 
include long-term care services as seiTices^ceiyed at a. long-term care facility anil services 
provided to residents in the community who need' a iiursiri^ home level of care and receive 
home Healthcare.'" " ' !,J /„"..'! " "'"' "' ' '' '/ ' X' ' J -,V .' ''' . "."".. 

-BE IT J E^M:TEt) BYTHE db^N'6lL t ;'9F! THE'DISTRICT OF (^I^UMBXA,;That &is 
act may be cited as the /*L^g^Term r Care Ombudsman Prograiii ^ ^^dment AH of 2012". 

■< Sec., 2, The .District of Columbia Long-Term jSare Ombudsman Program Act of 1988, 
effective March 16, 1989 (D.G. Law 7-218; B.C. 'Official Code. § ^701.01 efr-se^),,is amended 
as-follows: -^'-v;;., ~< r r:-v ^.» vi-. -.'■■■; ■ ,: - > if -s-/.^ i >■;■•;,. > > , .,,, 

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2012 Legislation Law 19-112 

(a) Section 101 (D.C. Official Code § 7-701.01) is amended as follows: 

(1) A new paragraph (6A) is added to read as follows: 

"(6A) "Home care agency" shall have the same meaning as provided in section 2(a)(7) of 
the Health-Care and Community Residence Facility, Hospice and Home Care Licensure 
Act of 1983, effective February 24, 1984 (D.C. Law 5-48; D.C; Official Code 
. § 44-501(a)(7)).". 

(2) A new paragraph (7 A) is added to read as follows: 

"(7A) "Long-term care services" means services received at a long-term care facility and 
services provided to residents in the community who need a nursing home level of care and 
receive home health care through the Medicaid Elderly and Physically Disabled Waiver.". 

(3) Paragraph (13) is. amended- to read as follows: , ■ 

"(13) "Resident" means a resident of a long-term care facility or an individual receiving 
long-term care services from a home care agency through the Medicaid Elderly and 
Physically Disabled Waiver.". 

(b) Section 204(a) (D.C. Official Code § 7-702.04(a)) is amended as follows: 

(1) Paragraph (1) is amended by striking the word "Investigate" and inserting the 
phrase "Receive, investigate," in its place. 

(2) Paragraph (14) is amended by striking the phrase "long-term care facility" and 
inserting the phrase "long-term care facility or home care agency" in its place. 

(c) Section 302(e) (D.C. Official Code § 7-703.02(e)) is amended by striking the phrase 
"long-term care facility" and inserting 'the phrase "long-term care facility or home care 
agency" in its place. 

(d) A new section 303 is added to read as follows: 
"Sec. 303. Visits to the home of a resident. 

"The Ombudsman may communicate and visit with a resident who receives home care 
services; provided, that the Ombudsman obtains permission from the resident or a represen- 
tative of the resident to enter the resident's home.". \\ 

Sec, 3. Applicability. 

This act shall apply upon the inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and 
financial plan. ' % . .' ..; " r J 

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 5. Effective date. . '., 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review 
as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the 'District -'of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206. 02(c)(1)), and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register. > 

APPROVED: January 20, 2012. 
' : EFFECTIVE: March 14, 2012. 



HUMAN RIGHTS SERVICE OF PROCESS AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Law 19-112 ■ ;; 

Act 19-287 

AN ACT to amend the Human Rights Act of 1977 to authorize the Office of Human Rights to effect 
service of process by regular and electronic mail as well as by registered and certified mail. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited aslthe "Human Rights 'Service of Process Amendment Act of 20,1 2", 

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Law 19^112, § 2 19th Cduhcib Period 

Sec. 2, Section 309;of;,the Human-Eights Act of- 1977j v effective December 13, 1977 (D;C. 
Law 2-38; D.C. Official Code § 2-140,3.09), is amended by striking the phrase "registered or 
certified mail, return receipt, requested" and^ inserting ^the phrase, "regular, registered, or 
certified m^l,ret^nr^ ,,,,...' , 

:iSec. 3vh<Fiscal impact statement. '■'-"■ ..•■^. •, - v v 1 ^ "^ ■ 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) ofthe District ! of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December .24? 1973 (87 Stafc 813; D;C> Official Code §h1^206.02(c)(3)). ; ? 

; 'Sea4..\E^ec ; tive4ate, ; '/' ' ; ■"";.■."'""' v ']' -!'' \ '''",- .'^' \ \ '"' 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Maypr (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to„override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review 
as provided in section 602(cj(l) of the District of Cdiuhibia Home Rule "Act, approved 
December 24,1973 (87 Stat. 813;'' D.C; Official Code §^-206.02(c)(l)),;4rid publication in .the 
District of Columbia Register. 

.. APPROVED: ;January 20,2012,. ' .. ' '_ 

EFFECTIVE: March 14, 2012. ' ''".-'" i ---->..; 



OAK HILL CONSERVATION EASEMENT ACT OF ,2012 

Law 19^113 ■. • ' 'x<vw ""••- >■ ■*., ■' 

^ . ■ : ir Act 19-288 s \ , >r^ro, ,->ju ■, -,,.. 

AN ACT to authorize the Mayor to convey an easementtt^ a nonprofit conservation group pursuant 
to the terms of a settlement conditions document between the government of the District of 
Columbia and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. v : " ! ' ' ; ■ 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Thatthis 
act may be cited as the "Oak Hill Conservation Easement Act of 2012". ; ; ; 

Sec. 2.' ^NpMthstanding ;an^ conditions tbthW contrary dr any procedure's; requirements, 
or restrictions set forth 'in the Departriient of General Services 1 Establishment Act of 2011, 
effective September 14, 2011 fr>lCV : Law 19^21;' D.C. Official 1 Code § 10-55^01 et seg.), and 
An Act Authorizing the sale of certain real estate in the District of Columbia no longer 
requiredtfor public purposes, approved August, 5;; 1939, (53 Stat. 1211; P,G; ; Official Code 
§ 10-801 ?#£ seq.), the Council? approves the r disposition' by the Mayor of apportion of the 
approximately 827 acres, of real property 'designated, as Tax Map 20j Grid 15, Parcel 96 in- the 
Maryland land records arid known by the address 8400 f River Road, Laurel, Maryland, which 
was acquired by the United States in 1923 for the exclusive use of the District pursuant to the 
provisions of section 1 of An Act Making appropriations for the.goyernment of the. District of 
Columbia and other activities chargeble in whole or in part against 'tfee revenues of such 
District for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1924, and for other purposes, 1 Approved February 
28, 1923 (42 Stat. 1360; D.C. Official Code § 44-1401), pursuant to a quit claim deed of 
conservation easement for a period of greater than 20 years, inclusive of extension options, to 
a nonprofit^conservation ; group and otherwise in accordance: .with the settiement conditions 
docurnent; entered iritd between 1ihe r goVer of the District of Columbia and the United 

States Environmental Protection Agency, in. USA EPA Docket No. RCRA-3-2010-0071. 

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement. in, the committee report as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
Dumber 24, 197^(87 Stat; 8i3?*®;'G:" Official Code § 1^206.0^X3)); ^ ^ - '' 

Sec. 4. Effective date. 

: This 'act shalM take effect following Approval by the Mayor (brih ffie'everit of vetblby the 
Mayor, ^action by the Council to ^override the.veto)^ a 30-day period of Congressional review 

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as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87- Stat 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(l)), and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register. 

APPROVED: January 20, 2012. i 

EFFECTIVE: March 14, 2012. 



9/11 MEMORIAL GROVE DEDICATION ACT OP 2012 
Law 19-114 

Act 19-289 

AN ACT to designate the park in Reservations 328 and 329, located at the intersection of 
Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., and Fulton Street, N.W., in Ward 3, as the 9/11 Memorial Grove. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "9/11 Memorial Grove Dedication Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2.' Pursuant to section 401 of the Street and Alley Closing and Acquisition Procedures 
Act of 1982, effective March 10, 1983 (D.C. Law 4-201; D.C. Official Code §§ 9-204.01), the 
Council designates the park in Reservations 328 and 329, located at the intersection of 
Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., and Fulton Street, N.W., in Ward 3, as the "%i Memorial 
Grove". 

Sec. 3. Transmittal. 

The Secretary to the Council shall transmit a copy of this act, after it becomes effective, to 
the Department of Parks and Recreation. v 

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement. , , ; . 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec,5. Effective date. ! ' ' ,-,:.:.;■- 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review 
as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat 813; D.C. Official Code § 1^206.02(c)(l)), and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register. ., , [: .< .■ ., 

APPROVED: January 20, 2012. " < 

EFFECTIVE: March 14, 2012. . . . V , "".',' /..'-. .«'..■■'■ 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT COMPREHENSIVE 
MERIT PERSONNEL AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

. /■•■' -... V.. Law 19-115 V 

Act 19-290 

AN ACT to amend the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 
1978 to require Excepted Service appointees to be well qualified, to classify Excepted Service 
appointees as persons placed in the Executive Office of the Mayor or the Office of the City 
Administrator, to prohibit any person holding an Excepted Service position from being 
appointed to a Career, Management Supervisory* oir Educational Service position in the 3 

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Law * 19^115 19th Council Period 

.months after a Mayqral general election^ to require all Excepted Service appointees to be 
object; to a credit check and criminal background check, >to : require Excepted Service positions 
to be published in the District of Columbia Register and on a website available to the public, to 
limit the number of Excepted Service appointments available to the Mayor, Inspector General, 
Chief of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, 'University of the District of 
Columbia, Chief of Police, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, and the Sentencing and 
Criminal Code Revision Commission, to limit the amount of "severance pay awarded to 
Excepted and Management Supervisory Service employees, to lower the cap on relocation pay 
and temporary housing allowances, to limit the amount of severance pay awarded to Excepted 
and Management Supervisory Service employees, to limit the pay of any person newly hired to 
the government tpian amount up to the- midpoM , of Hhe -grade b^- pay level for the position, to 
require that any amount paid above the midpoint be accompanied by an explanation by the 
agency head and filed in the employee's, official personnel file, to prohibit the payment of 
salaries higher than the maximum annualized rate, and to prohibit nepotism in all District 
government employment; and to require that the District of Columbia Department of Human 
Resources conduct a comprehensive review of all regulations, policies, and standard operating 
procedures and ensure their compliance with all local and federal laws. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL CJF THE%ISTKlCT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be. cited as the "Distinct, of Columbia .Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel 
Aihehamerit"AA ' ' /' "::^ ' ( ' '/' l ' 

Sec. 2. - The District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978, 
effective! March 3, 1^79 (D.p; Law 2-1S9; "D.C. Official ^ode § 1-601.01 et seg.), is amended 
as follows: ";''" '".-..'.... " 

v (a) -Section 801(c) (D.C. Official Code § 1-60& 01(c)) is repealed. / 

(b) Section 901 (D.C. Official Code § 1-609.01) is amended by striking the phrase "must 
meet the minimum standards prescribed" and inserting the phrase "must be well "qualified"' in 
its place. ; • , M ^,- ' ■..*. -<,;>< , : ; l; > , , , ,-.r\n-. 

(c) Section 902 (D.C. Official Code § 1-609.02) is amended to read as Mlows: r^ '; "■* ' '■ ■ 

"Sec. 902. Nature of positions in the Excepted Service and conversion rights. 

'"(a) r Each person holding' an Excepted appointment liiider, the authority of '^his'^eetion'and 
section's 901' and 903 : shHlbe r an. individual: \/ '/ "' ; 

"(1) Whose primary duties are of a policy determining, confidential, or jjoiicy advocacy 
nature: and 

,"(2) : Who, either reports directly to , the : head j: 6f sin fgency or is placed in the Executive 
-.. Office of the Mayor ov the Office^ of the City Administotor. ^ .,-.. ' , 

' ! -(b) 'No person Hblding an Excepted Service appointment pursuant to sections 903 or 908 
may be appointed to a position in the Career, Management Supervisory, or Educational 
Service during the period that begins 6 months before the Mayoral primary election and ends 
3 months after the Mayoral general election; provided, that an Excepted Service appointee 
may compete for a position in the Career, Management Supervisory, or Educational Service 
during this time period; provided further, that, upon termination, a person with Career or 
Educational Service status may return, at the discretion of the terminating personnel 
authority, within 3 months of termination to a vacant position in such service for which he or 
she is qualified. w-.,'\ " .. .'v^i '■' > ;f ■ ' , ;U> ■ AiiJ-U >, ;\ '■■'^ ' * ■: ■ , ' '"^U' 

"(c) All persons appointed to the 1 Ex&pted Service* ^ credit check and a 

criminal background check, pursuant to the procedures established in the Criminal Back- 
ground Checks for the Protection of Children Act ; of 2004, effective April 13, 2005 (D.C. Law 
15-353; D.C. Official Code § 4-1501.01 et seq.). The suitability determination shall be made 
by the appointing personnel authority.". f h ^ H ;r A 

> (d) Secti^ L , . 5 , . . 

tl) 'Subsection (a) is amended to '^aU-as'fbUb^r' '^■■ : ;; :v - ? ^ x ' ,' ';■■..;■■•?*■■ ' ■ ■■ < • ■■■■' 

"(a) , Under qualifications issued .pursuant ;to section 901, each appropriate personnel 
auth ority .may . appoint persons >ta the Excepted -Service- as; f ojl ows: . * ^ i -u M: / 

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2012 Legislation Law 19-115, § 2(f) 

"(1) The Mayor may appoint no more than 160 persons, no more than 2 of whom may be 
appointed or detailed to a single agency, other than the Executive Office of the Mayor or 
the Office of the City Administrator; 

"(2) The Members of the Council of the District of Columbia may appoint persons to 
their staffs, except those permanent technical and clerical employees appointed by the 
Secretary or General Counsel and those in the Legal Service; 

"(3) The Inspector General may appoint no more than 15 persons; 

"(4) The District of Columbia Auditor may appoint no more than 4 persons; 

"(5) The Chief of Police may appoint no more than 6 persons; 

"(6) The Chief of the Fire and ; Emergency Medical Services Department may appoint.no 
more than 6 persons; .. ■ . 

"(7) The Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia may appoint 
officers of the University, persons who report directly to the President, persons who head 
major units of the University, academic administrators, and persons in a confidential 
relationship to the foregoing, exclusive of those listed in the definition of the Educational 
Service; provided, that the total number of persons appointed by the University to the 
. Excepted Service shall not exceed 20; 

" "(8) The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council may appoint no more than 9 persons; 

"(9) The District of Columbia Sentencing and. Criminal Code Revision Commission may 
appoint no more than 6 persons; and. '■-.<■ ■■'.... 

"(10) Each other personnel authority not expressly designated in, paragraphs (1) through 
(9) of this subsection may appoint 2 persons,". ■ :■ .. 

, (2) Subsection (c) is amended to read as follows: .. . : ■ • ! -•.;■■ 

"(c) Within 45 days of actual appointment and within 45 days of any change in such 
appointment, the names, position titles, and agency placements of all persons appointed to 
Excepted Service positions under the authority of this section shall be: ,. . - . . . v . ; , 

"(1) Published in the Distinct of Columbia Register; and ■ .. f ■ ■ - 

, ; "(2) Posted online on a website accessible to the public/'. 

(3) Subsection (f) is amended to read as follows: ' , 

"(f) An individual appointed to the Excepted Service pursuant to this section or section 908 
may be paid severance pay upon separation for non-disciplinary reasons according to the 
length of the individual's employment with the District government as follows: ' 

" Length of Employment Maximum Severance 

"Up to 6 months - 2 weeks of the employee's basic pay, 

"6 months to 1 year 4 weeks of the employee's basic pay' \ ,.,',., 

.; '.* ■ ."1. to ..3 years . \ 8 weeks of the employee's basic pay 7, 

'" "More than 3 years \ . 10 weeks of the employee's basic pay."... V 

(4) Subsection (g) is amended as follows: l1 

(A) Designate the existing lead-in language as paragraph" (1). 

(B) Redesignate existing paragraph (1) as subparagraph (A). 

(C) Redesignate existing paragraph (2) 'as subparagraph (B). 

(D) Redesignate existing paragraph (3) as, subparagraph (C). ., * 

(E) A new paragraph (2) is added to read as follows: . ■'■'■■ 

"(2) In no event shall the sum of pre-employment travel expenses, relocation expenses, 
and temporary, housing allowance exceed $10,000 or 10% of the appointee's salary, 
whichever is less.". ' 

(e) Section 906(f) (D.C. Official Code § 1-609.06©) is repealed. 

(f) Section 954(b) (D.C. Official Code § l-609.54(b)) is amended to read as follows: 

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"(b) -An individual ; appointed to; the ^Management Supervisory Service pursuant to 1 this 
section may be paid Severance pay upon separation; for nori^disciplinary reasons according to 
the length of the individual's employment with the District governmemvas follows: < ^ rJ ; 

,,?.> ■<■■ <■ j- 4 ■ ', .,-,'-■ fvi'.^i/;/; '• ■;■' i\> >'.-■ >,0 V i?---^ "'") <.■:«> V ,;"" ■■■;*■ ■, ■-'■"■ ■■ '*''*' '■*,■ 

' 1 ^>' " Length :0,f Employment - ; Maximum Severance/ v: ■ , <> 

"Up to 6 months ;;, :,.. , 2 weeks of the employee's b,asic pay , . v 

"6 months, to 1 year 4 weeks of the employee's basic pay , 

"1 to 3 years Ji " ' g weeks" of the employee's basic pay 

"More thafr'3 Jrea!rs (t 10 weeks-'of the employee's basic' pay.". 

,- (g) Section 1061 (D.CoQfficial Code § JrSlp.61) is l amended;aa follows: 

(1) Paragraph 3 is amended by striking the phrase "26 days" and inserting the phrase 
i "208 hours"JflJts : place. r ',■,.[, *,* -/ ^,ii; , f > ( - r .. ■'■,'• r 

(2) ^Paragraph 44s amended by striking the phrase "8 hours" and inserting the phrase "2 
hours'^ iw its placei n *■- ' /' ■;' - r '■ i <- ■ - _;-"■ ■ • *'/' ; iV - ;,7 > ■;'■<. 

, (3) Paragraph 5 is 'amended by striking* the' phrase "5 days" 3 ahd inserting the phrase "40 
hours" in its placed l ; '" ; ;/ 

(h) Section 1106 (D.C. Official Code § 1-611.06) is amended by adding a new subsection (f) 
to re ; aS a^'fbliowSl 1 '* ' / "'^ ' ' % 

"(f)(1) Persons newly hired by the' DiS trict government may receive an initial rate of j>ay at 
any amount up to the midpoint of the grade or pay level for thVpositibn. 

"(2) The District government may pay new Hires' above, the imdpoint of the grade or pay 
level for that position only if the agency director or other appointing official explains the 
reasons justifying the salary in a memorandum that shall* be filed in the' employee's official 
..;. personnel, folder.". ,,. ,-, ,- , „. ; > v . ?.,.. ■-.- , v v> , ^ 

j (i) Section l j ^ ■•■•., 

(1) Designate the existing text as Subsection (a)! ^ v, ^ ' 

(2) A new subsection (b) is added'to readas follows: ; iir ' 

"(b) No employee of the Districts? Columbia shall be paid at an annualized rate that is 
higher than the maximum salary for the highest pay grade for which the employee's position 
is t dassified", ,:.s ,,, ,..,,,.,.. ,-.■■■>■..,- i - ► 

, (j) Sectiqn 1203(h) (D£. Official Gofle, § l-6i2.Q§(h)) is amended by strikk^ 
days" wherever it appears and .inse$^^ ; ■■> , 

(k) A new section 1804 is added to read as follows: 

"Sec. 1804. Prohibition pn nepotism. ; r ^;^ r ^l a ' - 

"(a) A public' official may hot appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for appoint- 
ment, employment, prpmdtibn, or; advancement, in or to a 'position in the agency in which he 
or she is serving or over Whidh /he or she exercises jurisdiction o/ control; any individual who 
is a relative ; 6f the'pubiic official. An individual may not be' appointed, employed, promoted, 
or advanced in or to a position in an agency if such appointment, employment, promotion, or 
advancement has been advocated by a public official who is servings in or exercising 
jurisdiction or control over the; agency and is a^elatiye of the individual. . 

"(b)(1) An individual appointed,,. employed, prompted, p pr, advanced in violation of this 
section is not entitled to pay and may not 'fee compensated^' 

"(2) A public official who appoints, employs,' promotes',- or advances,* or advocates such 
appointment, employment, promotion, ■* or advancement of c > any individual appointed in 
violation of this section, shall reimburse the District for, any funds, paid to such individual as 
a result of the individual's appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement. 

"(c)/The Mayor may issue rules <and regulations, authorizing :the temp or ary f employment, in 
the event of emergencies resulting from natural' disasters or similar' unforeseen . events' or 
circumstances, of individuals whose employment would otherwise be prohibited by this 
section. ,;, < l i1 '- '■■^; ;: - v - '' i - ■-■>'■ ■ ■''• ".-■■ ■ ..- ; ■.":' rK. ■ ■ ■< ^■• , . 

"(d) For the purpose of ^this ; section, the ternl: ' * >h. ; i .. ' o j :''" ,< r *■;■■'■ ^- ; / 

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2012 Legislation Law 19-116, § 2 

"(1) "Public official" means an officer, employee, or any other individual in whom 
authority by law, rule, or regulation is vested, or to whom the authority has been delegated 
to select, appoint, employ, promote, reassign, demote, separate, or recommend individuals 
for any of these actions. 

"(2) "Relative" means, with respect to a public official, an individual who is related to the 
public official as a father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, 
nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, 
brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, 
stepsister, half brother, or half sister.". 

Sec. 3. Review of personnel practices. 

(a) The District of Columbia Department of Human Resources shall conduct a comprehen- 
sive review of all regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures under its control to 
ensure compliance with all local and federal laws. 

.(b) On or, before March 1, 2012, and every 3 months thereafter until this review is 
complete, the District of Columbia Department , of . Human Resources shall report to the 
Council on the status of this review, the components that have been completed, the 
components that remain outstanding, and the projected timeline for completion of this 
project. 

Sec. 4. Applicability. : . 

Section 2(d) shall apply as of January 1, 2013. 

Sec. 5. Fiscal impact statement 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District 6f Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 6. Effective date. ~ ' ■ ■•■' "-"■■'• 

. This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in' the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of 'Congressional review 
as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, .approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206. 02(c)(1)), and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register. ■ 

APPROVED: January 20, 2012." ' : • . " ';. [ JL .'";.'; \ ' .;"_ 

EFFECTIVE: March 14, 2012. ; ' .4"'. : 7-/;- .-!'•"■" ■;/ , j; 



OLD NAVAL HOSPITAL REAL PROPERTY 
TAX EXEMPTION ACT OF 2012 

v :\-' ■-:,'■'/■ Law 19-116 7 "" 

Act 19-291 ( .; ;■ ^ 

AN ACT to amend Chapter 10 of Title 47 of the District of Columbia Official Code to exempt the 
property known as the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital from real property taxation and 
possessory interest taxation, and to authorize an extension of up to 12 months of the real 
property exemption to provide the Old Naval Hospital Foundation time to complete its 
application for a continued exemption from real property taxation following the exhaustion of 
tax relief under the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program; and to provide 
equitable tax relief. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Old, Naval Hospital Real Property Tax Exemption Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. Chapter, 10 of Title 47 of the District of Columbia Official Code is amended as 
follows: . . .■;:•:■'■... 

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(a) The table, of contents is amended by -adding 'a new section designation- at the' lend to 
read as* follows: ■ \\ '* -■'; t <v . ■ , .,: . ; 

"47-10&. J Hill Center 'at the Old' Naval Hospital;' Lot 5, Square 948.". ' / : ', 

(b) A new section 47-1085 is added thread as ^follows: .,, . 

"§; 47^-1085. iHill Center at tfie Old Nava^JJc4pital; Lots, Square 94& 

''(aj(i)(A) The real ^property, desciibed as Lot 5, in Square 948 (commonly known as Hill 
Center), arid any successor -lots* or any 'assessment aiid, taxatiori lots created within Lot 5, 
("property") shall be exempt for 5 years from real property,' recordation, arid transfer 
taxation imposed under this title, so long as the real 'property continues to be leased- by the 
Ol^NayaL Hospital a Foun^tion.-- ( ^"ONHP")|. under and according to the, terms,, of the lease 
betyroeii the District ; ^iColumbia"and ONHF, dated December 12^2010, ("2010 lease") and 
any holder of a possessory interest in the property shall be exempt from possesspryjinter^est 
taxation imposed under § 47-1005,01 for the length of the 2010 lease, notwithstanding any 
sublease, license; ^assignirient;,, or 6thgi\ conveyance of the right to use the property 'from 
ONHF to any sub-lessee; ( lipelns£e, assigrife/oi^ other conveyee ("receiving entity'); provided, 
that the receiving entity uses 'the p^erty 'pursuant to, and in conformance with, the use 
provisions of the ' 201 le'ase ' - and subj ect to " the ' provisions of § § 47-1 007 arid 47-1 009 ; 
provided further, that both the special exemptions from real property tax and the possessory 
interest tax under this section shall expire upon the expiration of the Extension described in 
paragraph (2) of this subsection. : ,■ ', t 

"(B) Upon the expiration of the extension, the property*; ONHFy and the possessory 
interest of a re^eiying^entity : that could not qualify for a v ,real ; property tax exemption 
under § 47^1fl02. %ere,it the owner. . of .'th4 property "shall Jbe. subject, as applicable, to 
§ 47-1005, and ONHF,' addi^onally,^ , .". 

"(2) Notwithstanding the 5-year exemption granted in paragraph (1) of this subsection, 

ONHF shall be given, an extension, of up to 12 months; provided, that QNHF ( has applied 

for its categorical exemption from real property taxation under § : 47-1002 no later than § 

weeks, after thC exhaustion of the >tax relief under the Federal Historic Preservation Tax 

"CredifP^ '-... ^.' t , :, .. '. :v ■ > . . .■ , Y. , '",'" " \ ■■■ 

"(b) The lease, sublease, license, assignment, or other conveyarice of any interest for any 
use of the property described in subsection (a) of this section that is not prohibited by the 
2010 lease shall be exempt from recordation and transfer taxation ''during the period of the 
5-year exemption and any extension.". - ifr ' i :'•-•:< '■' — - ' 

Sec. 3. Equitable tax relief. 

The Council orders that all real property and recordation taxes, interest, penalties, fees, 
and other related charges ^assessed jrior^o.theieffeotivedatp 'of 5 this, act against any grantee, 
lessee, sub-lessee, licensee,vassignee, .or^therrQonveyee^^elate.d^Q'any grant, lease, sublease, 
license, assignment, or other conveyance of a right to use 'the property described as Lot 5, 
Square 948 (commonly known as Hill Center)j and any successor lots or any assessment and 
taxation lots created within Lot 5, that is^iib^proHibited by the lease between the District of 
Columbia and the Old Naval Hospital Foundation, dated December 12, 2010, shall be forgiven, 
and any such payments already made shall be refunded. 

Sec. 4.: v Applicability/ k . Vi • » ,,.;.-,' • ? ; ■ ■■•>■•? :.4 j / ,<•• /■ /,- :■ . ^, 

This act shall dpply ks of : January 1, 201 i. " ' " ' l : ;,> 

... Sec. 5. . Fiscal impact statement. ■■>.* A r . ; v ■■*■ . .-^ -^ .,-.. • ■< -., 

y The jCb.^ iiripact statement in : the committee report as .the fiscal impact 

statement required fey section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act; approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

-Sec/m ■ Effective 'date."- F '<■ ^ ■ ■■""-*-' ■■ ■ ...\'\: ' : \ ■'■ ! '" :)l '' T ■ r ■ 

This act shall 'take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of vetd r by the 
Mayors action by the Council to override the veto), ai30^day period of Congressional' review 
as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 

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December 24, 1973 (87 Stat 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(l)), and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register. 

APPROVED: January 20, 2012. 
EFFECTIVE: March 14, 2012. 



LILLIAN A. GORDON WATER PLAY AREA AND 
PARK DESIGNATION ACT OF 2012 

Law 19-117 

Act 19-292 . 

., ... . , .'■'■.' ■' 

AN ACT to designate the water play area at the Kennedy Recreation Center located at 1401 7th 
Street, N.W., in Ward 2, as the Lillian A. Gordon Water Play Area and the park located at 6th 
Street, N.W., between R Street, N.W., and Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., in Ward 2, as the 
, Margaret B. Cooper and Lillian A. Gordon Park. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Lillian.; A. Gordon Water Play Area and Park Designation Act of 
2012". . :■■ 

Sec. 2. Pursuant to section 401 of the Street and Alley Closing and Acquisition Procedures 
Act of 1982 ; effective March 10, 1983 (D.C. Law 4-201; D.C. Official Code § 9-204.01) ("Act"), 
and notwithstanding sections 405 and 407 of the Act (D.C. Official Code §§ 9-204.05 and 
9-204.07), the Council designates: 

(1) The" water play area at the Kennedy Recreation' Center, located as 1401 7th Street,. 
N.W., in Ward 2, the "Lillian A. Gordon Water Play Area"; and 

(2) The park located at 6th Street, N.W., between R Street, N.W., and Rhode Island 
Avenue, N.W., in Ward 2, the "Margaret B. Cooper and Lillian A. Gordon Park". 

Sec. 3. Transmittal. 

The Secretary to the Council shall transmit a copy of this act^after. it becomes effective, to 
the Office of the Surveyor, the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, the Department of Parks and 
Recreation, and the Director of the National Parks Service, National Parks East. 

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement. v- " 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement, in the committee report as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 5. Effective date. 

This act shall take effect following approval by. the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review 
as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C; Official Code § l-206.02(c)(l)), and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register. ' ' 

APPROVED: January 20, 2012. \ .. ' ] ", V ; ., 

EFFECTIVE: March 14, 2012. 

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Law 19-118 19th Council Period 

WILLIE WOOD^WAY DESIGNATION ACT OP 2012 > j 

Law 19-118 

Act 19-293 

AN ACT to symbolically designate the unit block of N Street, N.W., between 1st Street, N.W., and 
New York Avenue, N.W., in Ward 5, as Willie Wood Way. 

BE IT ENACTED BY |HE COUNCIL: QF,THE ; DISTRI^OF' C That this 

act may be cited as the "Willie Wood Way Designation Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. Pursuant to sections 401 and 403a of the Street and Alley Closing and Acquisition 
Procedures Act of 1982, effective March 10, 1983 (D.C. Law 4-201; D.C. Official Code 
§§ 9-204.01 and 9-204.03a) ("Act"), and notwithstanding sections 405 and 407 of the Act (D.C. 
Official Code §§ 9-204.05 and 9-204.07), ths* Council symbolically designates the unit block of 
N Street, N.W., between 1st Street, N.W., and New York Avenue, N.W., in Ward 5, as "Willie 

^oodWay":?,; ';'... "['; ;t. 7 .V' v TV: * '* ■ . ," '..\"' : ,:. M '/ ' ^ 

,^Sqe. 3 . " ^arisrnittaL \ \[ : K-, ;'■'■'' H.<; r ^ , -..'.., -^ .:■/■■ '■. 

The Secretary to the Council shall transmit a' copy of this act, after it becomes effective, to 
the District Department of Transportation. 

.;i,Se& 4. i FiScalimpactstat0me.flt':< i '. : < V ."> ■.■■?. ! \ "■-■ "'> 

>The Council adopts' the fiscal'impact statement in* the cofriiiiittee report as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

■*Bedv&^ ' i '" t { l{t \ '"''"' V, '\' ;/*' r: ; ": v .; : ■ :5; - "■ " : '. ■"::'"' 

., Triis, act shall take effect iollowing apprpyal by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by tjie 
Mayor,' action by the Council to' override th*e veto), sl 30-day period df Congressional review 
as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Ki&ef'Aci, approved 
December 24,rl973 (87, Stat 813; D.C. Official Code § lt l-206.02(c)(l)), and .publication in the 
District of Columbia Register v , ;j , :■*'., ; 

APPROVED: January 20, 2012., . . f , h 

^EFFECTiyE: March : j4* 2012,, ^ ■.'"', , ] : ..■",. 



WILLIAM <f NEAL LOCKRIDGE MEMORIAL LIBRARY 

Law 19-119 ;>■■ , , 

- : :>s, :■■■'■■. ■ i r -i <> ^ Act i$-297 ' ' ' -"- ' ; 

AN ACT to designate the Washington Highlands I Neighborhood Library, located at 115 Atlantic 
Street, S.W., in Ward 8, as the William O'Neal Lockridge Memorial Library at Bellevue. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
aci maybe* cited as 1 the "William O'Neal LbcMdgeT 'Memorial llibraiy- at Belleviie Designation 
Act of 2012^ r;; f " ''" ; "\:" ' ^-^ ' *'--y -^ ■-■/"■' r '■ -N-^ •■■ - f - -'y- ' " 

Sec. 2. ; Pursuant to section 401 of , the Streep and Alley Closing and Acquisition: Procedures 
Act of JM, effective March 10, 1983 (D.C. Law'i^Ol; ' DjC. Official Code § :9^04.01) ("Act"), 
and notwithstanding section 405 of the Act (D.C. Official Code § 9-204.05), the Council 
designates the Washington Highlands Neighborhood Library, located at 115 Atlantic Street, 
S.W., in Ward 8, as the "William O'Neal Lockridge Memorial Library at BeUevue". 

Sec. 3. Transmittal. ( i 

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The Secretary to the Council shall transmit a copy of this act, after it becomes effective, to 
the Board of Trustees of the District of Columbia Public Library. 

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 5. Effective date. 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review 
as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(l)), and publication in the 
District of the Columbia Register. 

APPROVED: January 20, 2012. 
EFFECTIVE: March 14, 2012. 



STREETSCAPE RECONSTRUCTION TEMPORARY ACT OF 2012 

Law 19-121 

Act 19-313 . ,, 

AN ACT to authorize, on a temporary basis, a building owner or tenant of a building: owner' to 
reconstruct building projections in the public space after the completion of the 18th Street 
streetscape project. : , 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRIQT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Streetscape Reconstruction Temporary Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. Authority to reconstruct building projections upon completion of 18th Street 
streetscape project. 

(a) Upon completion of the 18th Street streetscape project (capital project number 
SR036A), a building owner or any tenant of the building owner shall be permitted to 
reconstruct any building projection that existed before the commencement of the streetscape 
project and that was altered because of the streetscape project; provided,- that the building 
projection is identical to the building projection that existed at the commencement of the 
streetscape project and the building owner, or the tenants of the building owner, obtains the 
building and construction permits required by law and pays the associated building and 
construction permit fees; provided farther, that reconstruction of any building projections for 
which no public space permit has been issued must be reconstructed as a temporary 
structure; ■ [ ^ ..■:.. ■ > •;■.< 

(b) For the purposes of this section, the term: , 

(1) "Building projection" means a bay window, staircase, patio, sidewalk cafe, or other 
fixture attached to a building and located on public space, 

(2) "Streetscape project" means a roadway reconstruction on a commercial main street. 

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal 
impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). , 

Sec. 4. Effective date. ... 

(a) This act shall take effect following' approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review 
as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 

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December 24, 1973>(87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code.§- 14206.02(c)(1)), arid .publication in, the 
District of Columbia Register* ■' ' * ; »< ..'-^. ,' ; V - :% ■■'.■'.'. ■ \ ■,,< 

(b) This act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. ■,:■.■< 

APPROVED: February 21, 2012; '>>"< ; '' '"' ' rS > ' 

EFFECTIVE: 'April 27, 2012. V fJf ,, ' ,, ; Ai ; ; v' 



MEDICAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION CENTER AND DISPENSARY 
5 -LOCATIONS TEMPORARY AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Law 19-122 

Act 19-314 

AN ACT to amend, on a temporary basis, the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment 
Initiative of 1999 to establish a limit on the number of medical marijuana cultivation centers 
and medical marijuana dispensaries that can be registered to operate in a ward in the District. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center and Dispensary Locations 
Temporary Amendment Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. Section 7(d) of the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative of 
1999, effective. July 27, 2010,(p.C.. Law 18-210; D.C. Official Code § 7-1671. 06(d)), T ,i£ 
amended astoilbws:^! * r "' . . "'!/', \' " *':■' \\ '" ,. ' ' '** 

(a) Paragraph (2) is amended to read as follows: ■>, 

"(2) (A) No more than 5 dispensaries shall be registered to operate in the District; 

provided," *that the Mi^or 1 ^ to as triany/as 8 by rulemaking to 

ensure that qualifying' patients have 'Sdeqfuate* access to medical-' marijuana; * provided 

further, that no more, than. 2 dispensaries shall be registered to operate within an election 

ward established by the Council 'in section 4 of the Redisricting ^Procedure Act of 1981,, 

effective March 16, 1982 (D.C. Law 4-87; D.C. Official Code § 1-1041.03). 

'' *'^ ,"(B) The prohibition #namor^ l than 2; dispensaries being registered to 'operate within 

'' '^warti' ; set forth in' subparagraph X^ "of /this p^agraph s shMl apply iio applications 

;' pending J ;a^ the" Medical Maryu&na Cultivation Center arid 

■■■' Dispensary ; LBcafeohs^ ^ Emergency Amendment Act of 2012, effective January 31, 201!2 

; (DjCLAct^ .■;■' '[ / 

jib).. Paragraph^(3) is amended to read as follows; .,,.",--. , ^ . . : 

"(3) (A) The number of ? cultivations centers that may* be registered to operate in the 

District* shall be determined by rulemaking; provided^ that no more .than 6- cultivation 

centers shall be registered to operate within an election ward established by the Council in 

section 4 of the Redistncting Procedure Act. of 1$81, effective March 16, 1982 (D.C. L^w 

J-87; D.C. Official Code § 1-1041.03). ''.,./' .,' ' ' r ' '■"' ..\\J r . '"''■■^V., 

"(B) The prohibition of no more than 6, cultivation centers^ fbeing registered to operate 
within a ward set forth in subparagraph' (A) of' this paragraph" shall apply to applications 
"pending as 6fthe< effective date 1 ! of the Emergency Act.''. "' ' i ^ ■ : " "" i ■ "* - l '• 

(c) A new paragraph (4) is added to read as follows: ^ 1 '■' ; 

bs. <^"(4)tA)f No tfiore thari^one dispensary may be^registered to : operate in any ward in which 
' 6 cultivation centers have beeti registered to operate. - --.**' 

"(B) The prohibition of iio'more than one "dispensary being registered to ! operate 

within a ward in which 5 cultivation centers have been registered to operate set. forth in 

subparagraph (A) of this paragraph shall apply to applications, pending as of the effective 

. .,. date, of rtjie Emergency Act. V^/ ,> ■ ''■■< I: '-Y^>^. ' .■" > * ,v 

Sec;3. Fiscal impact statement, V* " : ..-;^' '■ t f ':> s ^ 

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2012 Legislation Law 19-123, § 3 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 4. Effective date. 

(a) This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review 
as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(l)), and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register. 

(b) This act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. 
APPROVED: February 21, 2012. , 

EFFECTIVE: April 27, 2012. 



HISTORIC PROPERTY IMPROVEMENT NOTIFICATION 
AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Law 19-123 

Act 19-315 

AN ACT to amend the Historic Landmark and Historic District Protection Act of 1978 to require 
that all owners of real property with a historic landmark designation or within a historic 
district receive information on current historic property improvement law and regulation with 
each annual real property tax assessment notice; and to amend section 47-824 of the District 
of Columbia Official Code to make a conforming amendment. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Historic Property Improvement Notification Amendment Act of 
2012". 

- Sec. 2. The Historic Landmark and Historic District Protection Act of 1978, effective 
March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-144; D.C. Official Code § 6-11.01 etseq.) y is amended by, adding" a 
new section lOd to read as follows: 

"Sec; lOd. Annual notice to property owners. 

"Beginning with real property assessments for tax year 2013 and for each real property tax 
year thereafter, the Mayor shall provide, along with the annual notice of the assessment for 
the next real property tax year, each owner -of real property with a historic landmark 
designation and each owner of real property located within a historic district information on 
the current law and regulations relating to historic property improvements, including 
regarding: , < 

"(1) Building permits; 

"(2) Consultation with Advisory Neighborhood Commissions; ■ 

"(3) Review by the Commission of Fine .Arts;, and 

"(4) Any other information that the Mayor determines would be helpful to owners of 
historic properties.". 

Sec. 3. Section 47-824 of the District of Columbia Official Code is amended by adding a 
new subsection (c) to read as follows: 

"(c) In addition to, the information required in subsections (a) and (b) of this section, 
beginning with real property assessments for tax year 2013 and for each real property tax 
year thereafter, each owner of real property with a historic landmark designation and each 
owner of real property located within a historic district shall, be provided, in accordance with 
section lOd of the Historic Landmai^k and Historic District' Protection Act of 1978, passed on 

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2nd reading on February 7, 2012 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-429)* information on the current 
law and' regulation relating to historic property improvemeritsy including regarding: 
"(1) Building permit '' ■ ''■'M.c ■■■ ' * '' ^ ' — ■'*■ > " 

"(2) Consultation with Advisory Neighborhood Commissions; ' : ' ' 

51 ■■' "(S) Review by the (Jorf^ ^ ; '; ' 

_ ; ,"(4J 'Aiiy.ot^ be h^PM to owners of 

historic .properties."/ " /' \ \ ^ \ : ..,'■. ^ ,,-, - 

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement. : v ; . 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the 'committee report as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206. 02(c)(3)). ' 

Sec. 5. Effective date. il >■■■.*•- 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review 
as provided in section 602(c)(1). of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(i)); and publication in the 
District of Columbia Register: 

APPROVED: February 21, 2012. 
EFFECTIVE: April 27, 2012. 



BOARD OF ETHICS AND GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY 
REFORM AMENDMENT ACT OF 2011- 
,*;:■■-; ■_<■: - > : * ' Law 19-^124 - - : 

Act 19-318 

AN ACT to' establish the independent District of tipluiribia Bpard of Ethics arid Government 

Accountability ("Ethics Board") to administer 'and enforce the Code of Conduct, to. establish 

the composition of the board, terms of appointment, qualifications of board members, prPce* 

dures for removal of board members, meetings procedures, and investigations procedures, to 

authorize the Ethics Board to issue advisory opinions and to provide safe harbor for good-faith 

y ; reliance on these opinions 1 , to empower a Director to c^n4ucyiK^^4i^-io : da^ iiuties of the 

■ ^ Ethics -Boards including investigations of allegations of violations of the Code of Conduct, to 

■ii establish procedures for preliminary and formal investigations aridihearirigsi to prohibit public 

/ officials frorir participating in matters in which they have a conflict of interest, to adopt rules 

11 clearly detailing recusal, procedures; ;tp; -reduce the number of employees who must file .public 

and confidential financial disclosures, to require greater disclosure of financial information 

from those filers, to require public officials to certify compliance with the Code of Conduct, to 

establish penalties for violations of the Code of Conduct, to provide for local prosecutorial 

authority for certain violatipn^of^^Coide^A^^o.ndji^ to f( establish registration <and reporting 

requirements for lobbyists, to prohibit the provisiph of discounted legal and other services to 

elected officials by lobbyists, to set forth the' duties' arid powers of ^ the Director of the Office of 

*, ( - Campaign Finance within the -District pf Columbia, Bo and 

reporting requirements for political, exploratory, transitional, and ' ihau^ral f ^dnnim^f;teQS ? to 

prescribe organizational and reporting requirements for legal defense funds, to establish 

j- contribution limitations, to establish.; penalties "and:j enforcement procedures • for violations of 

campaign finance-related violations, to redefine the constituent^service program^ and to re- 

. strict by amount and use constituent services funds, including requiring that each expenditure 

accrues ;4o t the primary benefit ojf residents of the District^ to l a^end the District of Columbia 

; Home Riile Act r to make ineligible l tb serve ^iny 5 CouhcilmMbeVor'Maj^r conviefed of a felbriy 

"-* 'while in 'office, and to provide 1 that the 66uncir"niay; by^fi/ja vote of its members; adopt a 

^resolution to expel a Gouncilmembei:; tbamierid the Open Government Office Act to establish 

the District of Columbia Open Government* Office 1 as, ah independent office within the Ethics 

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Board, and to provide that the Ethics Board shall appoint the director of the Open Government 
Office; to amend the Rules of Organization and Procedure for the Council of the District of 
Columbia to establish an ad hoc committee of the Council to consider evidence of a violation of 
the Code of Conduct and to recommend penalties, including reprimand, censure, or expulsion, 
and to provide a hearing process for a member who is the subject of an ad hoc committee's 
report and recommendations to the Council; to amend the District of Columbia Government 
Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act Of 1978 to amend the definitions of "public official," 
"District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics," "employee," and to provide that persons 
required to file under this act shall complete ethics training and certify that they have done so; 
to repeal Titles I through VIII of the Campaign Finance Reform Act, section 4 of the Initiative, 
Referendum and Recall Procedures Act of 1979, the District of Columbia Campaign Contribu- 
tion Limitation Initiative of 1992, and the Exploratory Committee Regulation Amendment Act 
of 2007; to amend the District of Columbia Election Code of 1955 to strike references to the 
Board of Elections and Ethics and the District of Columbia Campaign Finance Reform and 
Conflict of Interest Act of 1974 ("Campaign Finance Reform Act"); to amend the Official 
Correspondence Regulations Act of 1977 by striking a reference to the Campaign Finance 
Reform Act; to amend the Volunteer Services Act of 1977 by striking a reference to the 
Campaign Finance Reform Act; to amend the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Act of 
1977 by striking reference to An Act to regulate certain political campaign finance practices in 
the District of Columbia; to amend the District of Columbia Statehood Constitutional 
Convention Initiative of 1979 by striking references to the District of Columbia Board of 
Elections and Ethics and the Campaign Finance Reform Act; to amend the Law to Legalize 
Lotteries, Daily Numbers Games, and Bingo and Raffles for Charitable Purposes in the District 
of Columbia by striking a reference to the Campaign Finance Reform Act; to amend the 
Statehood Convention Procedural Amendments Act of 1982 by striking a reference to the 
Campaign Finance Reform Act; to amend sections 47-391.08 and 47-2808 of the District of 
Columbia Official Code to make conforming amendments; to amend the School Modernization 
Financing Act of 2006 by striking a reference to the Campaign Finance Reform Act; and to 
amend provisions related to conflicts of interest in the Council of the District of Columbia 
Code of Official Conduct. 

; BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and 
Comprehensive Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011". _ 

Table of Contents 

TITLE I. DEFINITIONS ! . . ,....!...... ... .....:......: . . . V; ^: .:.:......... 4 

TITLE II. ETHICS ACT ....... v. , . ..... . ■; . :" ; . ......... 12 

SUBTITLE A. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BOARD OF ETHICS AND GOVERN- 
MENT. 
ACCOUNTABILITY ESTABLISHMENT .' 12 

SUBTITLE B. DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS '. . , . . . ... : .; ......:. 16 

SUBTITLE C. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST ...;.;;............;.;.. . , . . ... 22 

SUBTITLE D. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES AND HONORARIA ■ . . ........ . <23 

SUBTITLE E. LOBBYISTS 27 

TITLE III. CAMPAIGN FINANCE ...?!,. . ........ .... ., ...-,,., • . ^.. '. ; . v? .,' : . \ .. . . 31 

; SUBTITLE A. OFFICE OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE ....;/... . . , '. .-.'„. . .' .... 31 

SUBTITLE B. CAMPAIGN FINANCE COMMITTEES .'?:/. .... . . ; . , . . .7; 1 . 35 

: SUBTITLE C. LEGAL DEFENSE FUNDS ....;:...;......... 44 

SUBTITLE; D. CONTRIBUTION LIMITATIONS . . ; . . . . . . \ . . . . . . . v: ;:.; . . . : . 47 

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•' SUBTITLE E, ^PROHIBITED- AOTWITIES-'AN© ENFORCEMENT .... .Viv. 49 

■;'; ;/ SUBTITLES. ,/.eON$TIf ^^ , V,V. v • v • • • '■ •' •"• • -• ■ 51 

TlltE it; '^EiSTDMEWTS TQ Tti$ H0*#KutE ACT,, ... . . .,/. . ."J. . \ .V. ; . .\/ v . 53 

TITLE V* < , CONFOR^ , . .■■ ■ ..,,.-..; ... . 54 

TITLE VI. -TRANSITION PROVISIONS; APPLICABILITY, 1 . ) ...... ,. . ; . . . . . . . ,v. 65 

TITIiE VII. ■■ FISCAL MPACT ;^ /... . A :.;...:.., 66 

■■ -* ■,-■■«-■> -■ ^ ^'^^ITLE^^EFINiTIONS, ■'-^.■;^- . - n ... ^ 



'. Sec, 101; Definitions- J r , ! " '' ' '' '"" : " :t ' ■'"-■ 1, 

r For the purposes "pf ^s'ad r the item: ... . ;rjVi r ,.,,, ; ; ^ i ; 

*^ ; tl) ^Administrative decision"' means any activity directly'related faction by an execu- 
• v tiv§- ; agency : to issue" a ; Mayor's order, to cause to be undertaken a rulemaking proceeding 
";(JwnibK does not indudS Y a formal public hearing) un^er the ff Mmihiisti:ative Procedure Act, 
^6r ; to'pr9pbsS'iS^ati'pp Qrrm'a^e.'notiiin$tio|iS to the Council, the President, or' Congress. 
■-,.■ '.'X2).- "Administrative- Procedure Act" .-means .., the District of Columbia Administrative 
.'^Procedure 'Act, approved^ Octobers 21, ; ! 1968 (82 Stat. 1204; D.G. Official Code § 2-501 et 
seq.)..'^ m'--i ■■■> ■■■;-■ -■ ■ ■■■■ ' "■ ■; ' - " . ' *■■ _ " ■ [ ' 

(3) "Affiliated organization" means: :i ! ' :1 ' 

(A) An organization or entity: 

. .; "■ " "(i)< In which the employe serves "as officer,^ directory trustee, general partner, or 

..- employee;^ i ; ' ■!?■'■■ <- - . *■< ..;,■■■■■- 

(ii) In which the employee or member of the employee's household is a director, 
officer, owner, employee, or holder of stock worth $1,000 or more at fair market value; 
or 

(iii) That is a client of the employee or a member of the employee's household; or 

(B) A person with whom the employee is negotiating for or has an arrangement 
concerning prospective employment. \ s ' * 

(4) "Business" means any corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, firm, nonprofit 
corporation; enterprise, fr'ahchisey association, organization, self-employed individual, hold- 
ing company, joint stock, trust, and any legal entity through ^which business is conducted, 
whether for profit or not. •-■ -*.v ■< 

. . (5) "Business with which he. or she is associateo!" means any business of which the person 
or member of his or her 'Household is a directorV officer, owner, employee, or holder of stock 
worth $1,000 or more at fair market value, and, any business that is a client of that person. 

(6) "Candidate" means an individual who seeks nomination for election, or election, to 
r,; office, whether or not 'the- individual is nQmiriated-or ; 0lected.' For the ipurp'dses 1 of this 
paragraph, an individual shall be deemed to seek nomination for election, or election, if the 
•individual: , ^*.-i : t ■ Yj : " ;■ v. 

(A) Obtained or authorized any other person to obtain nominating petitions to qualify 
^■' himself or herself for nomination for election, or election, to office; ■ ,; '' ; 4 A 

(B) Received contributions or niade expenditures,, or has given consent .to .any other 
person' to receive contributions 'or make expenditures, with a view to bringing about his 
or her nomination for electioneer eleqtipn, tp office; or v - w ; \H , ■ ^ ^ 

(C) Knows, or has reason to know, that any other person has received contributions or 
made expenditures for that, purpose; and T has; riot'notified that person in writing to cease 
receiving contributions or making expenditures for that purpose; provided, that an 
individual shall not be deemed 'a' candidate if the individual notifies each person who has 

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received ..contributions- or made expenditures* that the individual is only testing the 
waters, has not yet made any decision whether to seek nomination or election to public 
., office, and is not a candidate. An individual deemed to be a candidate for the purposes of 
this act shall not be deemed, solely. by reason of that status, to be a candidate for the 
purposes of any other law. 

(7) "Code of Conduct" means those provisions contained in the following: 

(A) The Code of Official Conduct of the Council of the District of Columbia, as adopted 
by the Council; 

(B) Sections 1801 through 1802 of the Merit Personnel Act; 

(C) Section 2 of the Official Correspondence Regulations, effective April 7, 1977 (D. C. 
Law 1-118; D.C. Official Code § 2-701 et seq.); 

(D) Section 416 of the Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010, effective April 8, 
2011 (D.C. Law 18-371; D.C. Official Code § 2-354.16); ... 

, . (E) Chapter 18 of Title 6B of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations; 

(F) Subtitles C, D, and E of Title II, and subtitle F of Title III for the purpose of 
enforcement by the Elections Board of violations of section 338 that are subject to the 
penalty provisions of section 221. 

(8) "Commodity" means commodity as defined in section la of the Commodity Exchange 
Act, approved September 21, 1922 (42 Stat, 998; 7 U.S.C. § la). : 

(9) "Compensation" means any money or an exchange of value received, regardless of its 
form, by a person acting as a lobbyist. 

(10)(A) "Contribution" means 

(i) A gift, subscription (including any assessment, fee, or membership dues), loan 
(except a loan made in the regular course of business by a business engaged in the 
business of making loans), advance, or deposit of money or anything of value, made for 
the purpose of financing, directly or indirectly,: 

(I) The election campaign of a candidate; 

(II) Any operations of a political, exploratory, inaugural, transition, or legal 
defense committee; or 

(III) The campaign to obtain signatures on any initiative, referendum, or recall 
measure, or to bring about the ratification or defeat of any initiative, referendum, or 
recall measure, or any operations of a political committee involved in such a 
campaign; 

(ii) A contract, promise, or agreement, whether or not legally enforceable, to make a 
contribution for any such purpose; 

(iii) A transfer of funds between political committees or between an exploratory 
t . committee and a political committee; or 

(iv) The payment, by any person other than a candidate or a political, exploratory, 
inaugural, transition, or legal defense committee, of compensation for the personal 
services of another person that are rendered to such candidate or committee without 
charge, or for less than reasonable value, for any such purpose or the furnishing' of 
goods, advertising, or services to a candidate's campaign without charge, or at a rate 
which is less than the rate normally charged for such services., 

(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, the term "contribution" shall 
not be construed to include: . 

(i) Services provided without compensation by a person (including an accountant or 
an attorney) volunteering a portion or all of the person's time on behalf of a candidate 
or a political, exploratory, inaugural, transition, or legal defense committee; 

(ii) Personal services provided without compensation by a person volunteering a 
portion or all of the person's time to a candidate or a political, exploratory, inaugural, 
or legal defense committee; '■.<" ^v : '-. ~' ! , : 

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^ : >Mf(iii) Communications by an< organization, other- than a political-party, solely to its 
^'^ : iriembers-and their families: ron- any subject; f;;h'v ■■?*';■ .■:/.■* ■ j .on ' r 

"'''"'^'■l-i^jGoffihitinic'ati'ons (including advertisements) to any pers6h fl on 'any subject by any 
" : ' h ' ' of ganTzatiori that is of ganized solely as an iSsue-oriented brgahizatibn^ which communi- 
cations neither endorse nor oppose any candidate for office;' 1 ' . ■■'■-; 
(v) Norrrial^biiiing credit -f or" a period not exceeding 30 days; 5 ■> ' *■'*■■<■■ > 

(vi) Services of an informational or* polling 'nature; and related thereto; designed to 
seek the opinion(s) of voters concerning the possible candidacy of a qualified elector for 
public office, before such qualified elector's becoming a candidate; , K , ; , .,, 

. (v4i); The , u§e. pf r^eal or .personal property, and-, the .costs of invitations, food, and 

beverages voluntarily provided by a, person to a /candidate in rendering voluntary 

personal services, on the person's residential premises . for related activities; provided , 

'*' thaT^xp^hse&Mo no't excSeti^fpO vrith respe^^to"'the c^ndiidatd'i' 1 election; and 

(viii) The sale of any food or beyefage^rjy a , vendor "for use in a candidate's campaign 

at a^cKargeMess ^ the "charge for use in a 

candidate!^ campaign is at least;, equal tp f th&rcost of such food or beverage to the 

■;■:■- .<„. vendor- r provided*: jthat, expenses do npt/exceedi^SOO with; respect to the candidate's 

election. ; l " ■:(■''■ n ',r , y 

^ .(11) "Direct, and prjedic;table,effe,ct" means there is; :; . r , 

(A) A close causal link between any decision or action to be taken in 'the matter and 
. >. .., any exr^ected^ effect, qf the, matter pn the financial interest; 

(B) A real, as opposed to a speculative possibility, that the matter will affect the 
financial interest; and -, . , ....... 

(C) The effect is more than de minimis. 

(12) "Director pt Campaign Finance" me$ns the Director of. Campaign Finance of the 
, Elections Board created, by ^ectipn 302. v , . _ ;; . ,; ; . ir£i .^ -., 

(13) "Director of Government Ethics" means the Director of Government Ethics created 
by section 206. .--■?■ < ; ■> ^ ■■-.■' r ? 

■, (14) "Domestic partner" , shall havethe same meaning as provided in section 2(3) of the 
'" ' Jiealth Care Benefits Expansion Act of 1992, effective June 11, 1992, (D.C. Law 9-114; D.C. 
7 , Official Code § 32-701(3)). ' 

!^" (15) "Election" means a ;pri^ary,,generaj,pr. special election held in the restrict of 

( ' /^plum^ia 'for the purpose of npmipating , an individual to ,be a candidate for, , election to 

orfice, or for the purpose of electing a candidate to office, or for the purpose of deciding an 

initiative, referendum, or recall measure, and includes a convention or caucus 'of a political 

* "party held for the purpose ibfnbminatirig such a candidate. ry : ' 

(16) "Election Code" means the District of Columbia Election Code of 1955, approved 
August 12, 1955(69 StaL 6^^^ 1-1001:01 &seg.).' 

(17) "Elections Board" means the District of' Columbia Board of Elections established 
under 'the i Election Code, and Redesignated ^by section 305. - ^ 

,.' r ^18) "Employee" means,' unless 'otherwise apparent from the 'context, a person who 

;' performs ^%ndi8noi^^'p^rict government and v whbr^c,e^ for the 

performance of sucK serviees,;'or a member of a District/gpve^mSnt board or commission, 

whether or hbtforbompehsatioh;' "'^.:" '- n *;-' ■; '"- '\ : "'-- ; 

(19) "Ethics Board" means the District of Columbia Board of Ethics and Government 
Accdunt^mt^ ' ■ > -I : ; i; ' ; ■'■'■' •• ■ 

(20) "Executive agency" means: 

f . ; ' ($) J4. department; ; agency^of' offlce .in the ekecutive branch of the District government 
' ' undeVthe (lirectadm^ J ',\l^' \, ''•"":". 

(B) The State Board of Education or any of its constituent elements; 
:; . (C) The \ University pf (the District; qi. Columbia or any pf its constituent elements; 

(D) The Elections Board; and ■^■i'^h ;; L ,w 'r-- ,. - .. 

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(E) Any District professional licensing and examining board under the administrative 
control of the executive branch. 
'.. (21)(A) "Expenditure" means:. 

(i) A purchase, payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, or gift of money or 
anything of value, made for the purpose of financing, directly or indirectly,: 

(I) The election campaign of a candidate; 

(II) Any operations of a political, exploratory, inaugural, transition, or legal 
defense committee; or 

(III) The election campaign to obtain signatures on any initiative, referendum, or 
recall petition, or to bring about the ratification or defeat of any initiative, referen- 
dum, or recall measure, or any operations of a political committee involved in such a 
campaign; 

(ii) A contract, promise, or agreement, whether or not legally enforceable, to make 
an expenditure; 

(iii) A transfer of funds between political committees or between an exploratory 
committee and a political committee; and 

(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, the term "expenditure" shall 
not be construed to include the incidental expenses (as defined by the Elections Board or 
Ethics Board) made by or on behalf of a person in the course of volunteering that 
person's time on behalf of a candidate or a political, exploratory, inaugural, transition, or 
legal defense committee or the use of real or personal property and the cost of 
invitations, food, or beverages voluntarily provided by a person to a candidate in 
rendering voluntary personal services on the person's residential premises for candidate- 
related activity if the aggregate value of such activities by such person on behalf of any 
candidate does not exceed $500 with respect to any election, 
: (22) "Exploratory committee" means any person, or group of persons, organized for the 
: purpose of examining or exploring the feasibility of becoming a candidate for an elective 
office in the District. 

(23) "Gift" means a payment, subscription, advance, forbearance, rendering,, or deposit of 
money, services, or anything of value, unless consideration of equal or greater value is 
received. The term "gift" shall not include: 

(A) A political contribution otherwise reported as required by law; 

(B) A commercially reasonable loan made in the ordinary course of business; or 

(C) A gift received from a member of the person's immediate family. 

(24) "Home Rule Act" means the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 777; D.C. Official Code § 1-201.01 et seq.). 

(25) "Household" means a public official or employee and any member of his or her 
immediate family with whom the public official or employee resides. 

(26) "Immediate family" means the spouse or domestic partner of a public official or 
.)■ .employee and any parent, grandparent, brother, sister, or child of the public official or 

employee, and the spouse or domestic partner of any such parent, grandparent, brother, 
sister, or child. 

(27) "Inaugural committee" means a person, or .group ..of persons, organized for the 
purpose of soliciting, accepting, and spending funds and coordinating activities to celebrate 

, the election of a new Mayor. 

(28) "Income" means gross income as defined in section 61 of the Internal Revenue Code 
(26U.S.C. § 61). 

(29) "Internal Revenue Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, approved 
■ August 16, 1954 (68A Stat. 3; 26 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.), and the Internal Revenue Code of 
,. 1986, approved October 22, 1986 (100 Stat. 2085; 26 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.), as amended from 
. time to time. 

(30) "Legal defense committee" means a person or group of persons, organized for the 
purpose of soliciting, accepting, and expending funds to defray the professional fees and 

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■< costs for a, public official's legal defense' to one^or/mbEe^avil^OTmiM^^'adiiiinistrative 

proceedings. Jv ■ ; < '•■■*.< ?. 

(31) "Legislative action" includes any activity conducted by an official in. the legislative 
branch in the course of carrying out his or her .duties as such an official, and relating to the 
introduction, passage, or defeat of any legislation in th§ Council. .^ . , ,! ,, .'.).. 

(32)(A) "Lobbying" means communicating. directly with any official in the legislative or 
. executive branch of the District government with the purpose of 'influencing, any legislative 
^actio^orkn adihinistrative decision!" "'.' " ; .'I ..■*,". ,,; " .;."" 

(B) The term "lobbying" shall not include; 

\. ; . t . ■ - (i)/The app.ear^^'^r t pr^^atipn of.^itten.testim^y by a person on his or her 
'.; v own behalf , or representation . by ,an attorney, vori-, behalf of any such person in a 
rulemaking (which includes a formal public Hearing}", rate-making, or adjudicatory 
hearing before an executive agency or the Tax Assessor;, 

(ii) Information supplied in response to written inquiries by an .executive agency, the 
Council, or any public official; ..<...,--. 

(iii) Inquiries concerning only the status of specific; actions by an executive agency 
or the Council; 

, , r (iv) Testimony given before the Council or a committee of the Council, during which 
'■' a public record is made.ij)f .such proceedings or "testimony, submitted for inclusion in 
such a public record; . / " 

(v) A. communication; made through the instrumentality of a newspaper, television, 
.or. radio of general .circulation* or a publication whose primary audience is the 
-•; organization's membership; and f .— , ■ ., .,| './.■■■ :.»') 

* (vi) r! Commuhicatioris by a bona fide political partyi; - 

(33}(A) "Lobbyist" means any person who engages in lobbying. ;i " ' 

; '(S} Public offidals^con^uiucaiiri^ directly 61 ; ; Soliciting others to communicate with 

'other public officials' shall' hot W deenlfed lobbyists for the purposed of this act; provided, 

that a public official does not receive compensation in addition to his or her salary^ for 

such communication or solicitation arid" inakes such Communication aM^ in his 

; or her official Capacity. " *-" -^: -' i * ..■? \- - * , . -,. :>■/■.. >r .-.. 

(34) "Merit Personnel Act" means the District of bolumbia Government Comprehensive 
Merit Personnel Act of 1978, ■effectivei'Mai'ch 3,-1979 '(D.C; Law 2-139; D-.C.i Official Code 
§ 1-60LQ1 et seqX :. v ■> . -.;v -*. Ht / ■■■ -..m^v ■ :,M" ; ' . - \h 

(35) "Office" means the office; of Mayor,, Attorney General/; Chairman of the Council, 
member of the Council, member of the State, Board of Education, or an official of a political 

"party. . .. ,7^ r " . /.■■'>' '" ' ' V'."^ ■■" ^ ■<. " . ' 

..... ($6), "Official in the executive branch" means: ..-. . rv 

(A) The Mayor; >-; ; ' •, , - ' " * 

■.'."■/ £B) Any officer or employee in the Executive Service; ^,. :>• 

'"■'""'(G) Persons' employed under the authority of sections 901Uhr6ugh 903' J (fexc&pt 

- j 903(a)(3)) ! bf the Merit Personnel Act paid at a rate of DS-13 or above in the:. General 

Schedule or equivalent compensation under the provisions of Title XL 6f'the Merit 

Personnel Act designated in ..section 908 of. the Merit Personnel Act (excppt .paragraphs 

,(9) and (10) of that sectior or ) : -K > - ,. % , h -^ , *- . 

(D) Members of boards and commissions designated in section '2(e) of 'the Confirma- 
tion Acti of 19,78, ^effective .March 3, 1979 '(D.G, Law 2-142; D;C^ Official" Code 
§ l-623.01(e)). /W? 

(37) "Official in the legislative branch" means any carididate for Chairman or member of 
') the Council in ia^primary, special, or general election, the Chairman or Ghairnlan-elect or 
..any members or member-elect r: of the, Council,^ tifficers^Jand employees, of the Council 
appointed under the authority of sections 901 through 903 or designated in section 908 of 
.. r the Merit Personnel A$. - :il , n . ,., Vt ,..-, ,, f . ..,- ,-.,„■,■ : ../- . . 
*■■. (38) "Official of a pOliticaliparty"-nieans: r l .. ^ ' " 

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(A) National committeemen and national committeewomen; 

(B) Delegates to conventions of political parties nominating candidates for the Presi- 
dency and Vice Presidency of the United States; 

(C) Alternates to -the- officials-, referred to in. subparagraphs (A) and (B) of this 
paragraph, where permitted by political party rules; and 

(D) Such members and officials of local committees of political parties as may be 
designated by the duly authorized local committees of such parties for election, by public 
ballot, at large or by ward in the District. 

(39) "Open Government Office" means the District of Columbia Open Government Office 
established by section 502 of the Administrative Procedure Act. 

(40) "Open Meetings Act" means the Open Meetings Amendment Act of 2010, effective 
■ March 31, 2011 (D.C. Law 18-350; D.C. Official Code § 2-571 et seq.). r 

(41) "Particular matter" is limited to meaning a deliberation, decision, or action that is 
focused upon the interests of specific persons, or a discrete and identifiable class of 
persons. 

(42) "Person" means an individual, partnership, committee, corporation, labor organiza- 
tion, and any other organization. 

(43) "Person closely affiliated with the employee" means a spouse, dependent child, 
general partner, a member of the employee's household, or an affiliated organization. 

(44) "Political committee" means any proposer, individual, committee (including a princi- 
pal campaign committee), club, association, organization, or other group of individuals 
organized for the purpose of, or engaged in promoting or opposing; 

(A) A political party; 

(B) The nomination or election of a person to office; or 

(C) Any initiative, referendum, or recall. 

(45) "Political party" means an association, committee, or organization that nominates a 
candidate for election to any office and qualifies under Title I. of the Election Code to have 
the names of its nominees appear on the election ballot as the candidate of that association, 
committee, or organization. ■ ,. - ■ 

(46) "Prohibited source" means any person that: 

(A) Has or is seeking to obtain contractual or other business or financial relations with 
the District government; 

(B) Conducts operations or activities that are subject to regulation by the District 
government; or 

(C) Has an interest that may be favorably affected by the performance or non- 
performance of the employee's official responsibilities. 

(47) "Public official" means: [ 

(A) A candidate for nomination for election, or election, to public office; 

(B) The Mayor, Chairman, andeach member of the Council of the District of Columbia 
holding office under the Home Rule Act; t '' ' ' t 

(C) The Attorney General; ,, 

(D) A Representative or Senator elected pursuant to section 4 of the District of 
Columbia Statehood Constitutional Convention Initiative of 1979, effective March 10, 1981 

r (D.C. Law 3-171; D.C. Official Code § 1-123); ; /; 

(E) An Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner; 

(F) A member of the State Board of Education; 

(G) A person serving as a subordinate agency head in a position designated as within 
the Executive Service; :•■;■./•■<■. ' . ■>,: ; r 

(H) A member of a board or commission listed in section 2(e) of the Confirmation Act 
of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Official Code § 1^523.01(e)); and 

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(I) A District of Columbia Excepted Service, employee paid at a rate of Excepted 
; . . Service 9 or above^orjts equivalent, ^Jio. makes jdecisions or participates substantially in 

areas of contracting, procurement, a^ 

r policies, land use planning, inspecting, licensing reflating, or auditing, or ', acts, in areas 
of responsibility that may ^ate^a conflict Wintered co ^ ict °f 

interest; and any additional ' s employees designated by rule by ^he^Ethics Board who 
; * make decisions or participate substantially in areas of contracting^procurement,Ca,dminis- 
. tration of grants or -subsidies, developing polieies;<land use planningjanspeetingy licensing, 
regulating, or auditing, or act in areas of. responsibility jfchat* may create a conflict of 
interest, or^appearance of ^conflict of interest. ^ , , ; ,,. 

(48) "Registrant" means -^a person who is required; to-register as a lobbyist under the 
. provisions of section 227. v . , ■. > , 

(49) "Security*' means % security as defined in section 2(1) of the Securities Act of 1933, 

approved May 27,4933 (4S, Stat 74^,15 U.S.C, § 77b(l )).... . „ ......... ,. 

«(50) "Tax!* means: the taxes; imposed under Chapter 1 of the Internal .Revenue Code, 

under Chapter 18 of Title 47 of the District of Columbia Official Code, and under the 

JDistrict.otCplum^^ approved May 18, 1954 (63, Stat, 101; D.C. 

Official Cocie § 34-2101 passim); arid any other provision of law relating to the taxation, of 

property within the District. 

^''I ;" (pi) s .'"^^'s^ftohs'' in security or commodities" meins any acquisition, holding, with- 
' holding, use, transfer, or other disposition involving any security of commodity. 

(52) ^arigition comrnittee", means ^ny person^ or group of persons, organized for the 
purpose of soliciting, accerjtirig, J 6r exp^^ on 

behalf of the Chairman of'the Council or the Mayor. 

TITLE III'' ETHICS ACT. 1 -' ''"' 

3ec,201, Shorttitie. .. ,. , a ^ ^ ^ ^J ,.;:;/•;. r/-" ■ ' v .j . 

■ Thisititle may be cited as/the "GovernmentEthicsAct of 2011". ■ 

SUBTITLE A. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BOARD CJF ETHICS AND' 
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY ESTABLISHMENT, 

Sec. 202. ' Establishment of the District of Columbia Board 6f Ethics, and Government 
Accountability. 

(a) There is established a District of Columbia Board of Ethics and Government Accounta- 
bility, whose purpose shall be to: 

(1) Mmihlster ahd'enfbrce' the Code of Conduct; 

(2) Appoint a Director of the Open Government Office; 

(3) Appoint a Director of the Ethics Board; 

(4) Receive, investigate', and adjudicate violations of the 6ode of Conduct* 
;i ik] Conduct mandatory training on the Code of Conduct;, *\- r ; j ' ' v ;' iv . 

(6) Produce ethics training materials, including summary guiidelines for all applicable 
laws and regulations; 

^ Ai ;(i) : P^ ;.. V .;',.'. [ >y . J v" \, ; jV,,/. . > 

(8) Issue rules and regulations governing the ; , ethical conduct, of employees and public 
officials; and \ .-...'.*< 

(9) Establish an anonymous and confidential telephone hotline for the purpose of 
receiving information related to violations of the -Cbtie of Conduct or other' fflformation with 

^regard to the administration orenforcement'of theCode of Conduct;- rw ^ • - 

(b) The Ethics Board shall conduct a detailed assessment of -ethibai" guidelines and 
requirements for employees, and public officials tounclude a review>of national best practices 
of government ethics law^and- produce, within .;.24.0'' days Of the -effective date of this act, 

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recommendations for amending the Code of Conduct. Thereafter, the Ethics Board shall 
submit recommendations on December 31 of each year. The recommendations shall include: 

(1) Whether to adopt local laws that are similar in nature to federal ethics laws; 

(2) Whether to adopt post-employment restrictions; 1 

(3) Whether to adopt ethics laws pertaining to contracting and procurement; 

(4) Whether to adopt nepotism and cronyism prohibitions; 

(5) Whether to criminalize violations of ethics laws; 

(6) Whether to expel a member of the Council for certain violations of the Code of 
. Conduct; 

(7) Whether to regulate campaign contributions from affiliated or subsidiary corpora- 
tions; and 

(8) Any other matter as determined by the Ethics Board. 

Sec. 203. Composition; term; qualifications; removal. 

(a) The Ethics Board shall consist of 3 members, no more than 2 of whom shall be of the 
same political party, appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council. 
Members shall be appointed to serve for terms of 6 years, except the members first 
appointed. Of the members first appointed, one member shall be appointed to serve for a 
2-year term, one member shall be appointed to serve for a 4-year term, and one member 
shall be appointed to serve for a 6-year term, as designated by the Mayor. 

(b)(1) The Mayor shall submit a nomination for membership on the -Ethics Board to the 
Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding days of Council recess. If the Council does 
not approve or disapprove the nomination, by resolution, within the 45-day review period, the 
nomination shall be deemed disapproved. , 

(2) Within 45 days of the effective date of this act, the Mayor shall submit to the Council 
for its review pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection the nominations for initial 
appointment to the Ethics Board. 

(c) The Mayor shall designate the Chairman of the Ethics Board. 

(d) Any person appointed to fill a vacancy on the Ethics Board shall be appointed only for 
the unexpired term of the member whose vacancy he or she is filling. 

(e) A vacancy shall be noticed in the District of Columbia Register. 

(f) A member may be reappointed, and, if not reappointed, the member may serve until the 
member's successor has been appointed and approved. ; 

(g) When appointing and approving a member of the Ethics Board, the -Mayor and Council 
shall consider whether the individual possesses demonstrated integrity, independence, and 
public credibility, and whether the individual has particular knowledge, training, or experi- 
ence in government ethics or in public transparency. 

(h) A person shall not be a member of the Ethics Board unless he or she; 

(1) Is a duly registered voter; ' 

(2) Has resided in the District continuously since the beginning of the one-year period 
ending on the day he or she is appointed; and 

(3) Holds no other office or employment in the District government, 
(i) An Ethics Board member shall not: 

(1) Act as a leader or hold any office in a District political organization; 

(2) Make.speeches for a District political organization or candidate, or publicly endorse 
or oppose a District of Columbia candidate for public office; 

(3) Solicit funds for, pay an assessment to, or make a contribution to a District political 

, organization or candidate, or attend or purchase a ticket for a dinner or other event 
, sponsored by a District of Columbia political organization or candidate; 

(4) Be a lobbyist; 

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/ " (5) r Use his or her status as* a. member to directly or indirectly attempt to influence any 
decision of the District government irelating to any action that is riot' within the Ethics 
Board's, purview- or .„♦ K , , : < : . ^., ( ,^ _, ^ ; ..^ : . ,.,. s (r «;--^,v"-; 

(6) During the member's tenure on the Ethics Board,' he ..cqnvj.cfeed.of having committed a 
felony in the District of Columbia, of if the crime is committed elsewhere, convicted of an 
offense that would have' beeV a 1 felony^ District of Columbia. 

(j) A member of the Ethics Board may be rerhbved'iof good ^ cause* inducting engaging in 
any activity prohibited by subsections . (h) or ! (i)v of this* section, 'in accordance \with the 
following procedure; ; ,..,.,. > J; . ■ r .; . f . . tl .^, ; , ^ 

(1) When the Mayor believes that there is good cause to remove a member, the Mayor 
. shall .notify, the member, in writing, by personal service or by certified or, registered mail, 

setting out the alleged cause and advising the member that he or she has 7 days in which to 
request a hearing before the Council. 

(2) If the member fails to request a hearing within 7 days after receiving the' notice, the 
Mayor may remove the member and appoint a new riieriiber to serve to§r*the* expiration of 

-the term^of the member removed. ■-■,■:■■. n '"' ■■■•).■< . -■■ > ,: . .. *■■ , , 

-^ '(3)'If ; withiri 7'days of receiving notice' from ^the' ; Maydr,Hhe'memher requests a hearing, 
the . Mayor 'shall 'promptly notify 'the Council, arid the Council- shall convene the hearing 
within 30 calendar 1 days after receiving notice from the Mayor that a member has requested 
shearing;. ";v *"\ *<'■". ^ -V- A 

(4) At the conclusion of the ftearirig, the'Couricil -sn'all vote oh whether to remove the 
- member; Tf ,2/3rds of therCoiinciLvotes to" remove a member, the member shall be removed 

and the Mayor shall appoint a ;new member, to* serve until the expiration of the term of the 

member removed, ; ■ '.■■'•.-. ■■ I- ■■■:-• ■■•*•,- ..-.,{■ , 

(5) If less than 2/Srds of the Council votes to remove s a member, the' member shall not be 

'removed. ; . .■■' ~;^. ' ■?-■ ;J: V . - ?- - '.-. V ' </:■ , , 

Sec. 204. Meetings. "' "' *'" ' v '- -;' v ; ' u '\_ : ^ . '.;. w 

(a) The Ethics Board shall hold regular monthly meetings in accordance with a schedule to 
be established by the Ethics ^B6aTd^ : Mditional meetings may be' called' as heeded by the 
Ethics Board, ^r - . * -h.u-\ ^. n ^y ■:,, t / w \ ;v ■-, ■. ' .; < '". ■- l - 

(b) The Ethics Board shall -provide ndtice 'of meeting^ and -shall conduct its meetings in 
compliance with the Open-Meetifigs Act. ,, ■■■;.;, .-■>'■ > 

Sec, 205. Compensation. > ..- : ;, ( , T> ,, . K ;.*..;,,. .■ ■: r - . „ 

(a) Each member of the Ethics Board, excluding; the^ Chairman, shall receive compensation-, 
as prpvided in section, 1"V?8 of .the;' Merit Personnel Act, ^ while,; actually in the,. service of* the 
Ethics Board, for- a sum not : to exceed ^12,5.00 per annurii. ^ 

.(b): The Chairman of the Ethics Board 7 shall receive compensation, as provided in section 
1108 of the Merit Personnel Act, while actually in the service of the Ethics Board, for a sum 
not to exceed $26,500 pejr annum. , . fiJ -,-, ... - --■ 
Sec. 206. Prof essional staff. >, y , ; 

« (a) T^ie, Ethics Board shall select, employ, ,anjj. r ..fix. the ^compensation for a Director of 
Government Ethics and such staff as the Ethks Boarii ^qnsider^necjessary, 'subject'tp. the pay 
limitations of section 117 of the Merit Personnel Act. The Director of Government Ethics 
shall serve at the pleasure of the Ethics Board! '^The'Ethics "Board shall provide to the 
Director of Government Ethics employees to carry out the -powers and duties of the Director 
of Government Ethics. Employees assigned, to the Director. of Government Ethics, while so 
assigned, shall be under the ! direction arid' dbritrbrbf the Director of Gfoverririient Ethics and 
may not .be reassigned ^without the concurrence of the Director of Governnient Ethics. 

(b) The Director of Governmeh^^Effiibs'shairbe^a District resilient and failure to maintain 
District residency shall result ^forfeiture of the position:- , ; ; «:;:■- 

tc) The v Staff of the r Eftiics BbarW shall Be 'Subject to thie Code of Conduct, and "the Ethics 
Board shall promulgate such regulations as may ; be necessary to ensure that all'persons 
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and refrain from' any activity that would imply support or opposition to an Ethics Board 
investigation. > ■ ■■. 

Sec. 207. Budget. 

(a) The Director of Government Ethics, with approval by the Ethics Board, shall prepare 
and submit to the Mayor, for inclusion in the annual budget of the District of Columbia under 
part D of Title IV of the Home Rule Act for the year, annual estimates of the expenditures 
and appropriations necessary for the operation of the Ethics Board for the year. All such 
estimates shall be forwarded by the Mayor to the Council for its action pursuant to sections 
446 and 603(c) of the Home Rule Act, in addition to the Mayor's recommendations. 

(b) Before Fiscal Year 2013, upon the request of any member of the Ethics Board, the 
Mayor shall provide the Ethics Board with suitable office space in a publicly owned or leased 
building for the administration and enforcement of this title. Furnishings, information 
technology services and equipment, and supplies to this office space shall also be provided 
upon request. ■ , ■ .-. 

Sec. 208. Quorum; delegation. : 

(a) Two members of the Ethics Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business. 

(b) The Ethics Board may delegate to an individual member or to the Director of 
Government Ethics its power to investigate or hold a hearing. 

Sec. 209. Rules. 

The Ethics Board, pursuant to Title I of the Administrative Procedure Act, shall issue rules 
to implement the provisions of this title, including rules for the administration of preliminary 
investigations, formal investigations, and hearings related to violations of the Code of Conduct 
or other provisions of this title. 

Sec. 210. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Fund. 

(a) There is established as a nonlapsing fund the Board of Ethics and Government 
Accountability Fund ("Accountability Fund"), which shall be administered by the Ethics 
Board. The funds in the Accountability Fund shall be used exclusively by the Ethics Board. 
All fines collected under section 221 and Subtitle E of Title II shall be deposited into the 
Accountability Fund. 

(b) All funds deposited into the Accountability Fund, and any interest earned on those 
funds, shall not revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of 
Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time, but shall be continually available for 
the uses and purposes set forth in this, title without regard to fiscal year limitation, subject to 
authorization by Congress. 



■■ SUBTITLE B. DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS. 

Sec. 211. Powers of the Director of Government Ethics. 

The Director of Government Ethics, approved by the Ethics Board, shall have the power 

to: _ , ; 

(1) Require any person to submit, within a reasonable period and under oath or 
otherwise as the Director of Government Ethics may determine, ' .written reports and 
answers to questions that the Director of Government Ethics may propound relating to the 
administration and enforcement of this title; < 

(2) Administer oaths; 

(3) Require by subpoena the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production 
of all -documentary evidence relating to the execution of the Ethics Board's duties; 
provided, that subpoenas issued under this paragraph shall be issued by the Director of 
Government Ethics only upon approval of a majority of the Ethics Board and served either 
personally or by certified or "registered mail; . : . ., 

.. .. (4) Order testimony to be taken by deposition in a proceeding or investigation before any 
person who is designated by the Director of Government Ethics "and- has the power to 

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< administer oaths and, in such instances; to compel testimony and the production of evidence 
in the same manner as authorized under this section; <v ..u 

(5) Pay witnesses the same fees and mileage as are paid in like circumstances in the 
Superipy .Court of the District of Columbia; ; tv ;..,, * „....,, ,.. :1 ,> : . , f>M , v ; . , , 

x (6) Institute or conduction the Director of Government Ethics' own- : motion; a prelimi- 
' naryanvestigation into alleged violations, of the Code of Conduct or other violations of this 

'.title;' - v'- . ;■;. ■'■ ' ; . -r />: ■;■■ - . 

(7) Retain;- on a temporary'basisi* consultants; including attorneys or others, on a pro 
bono basis; as necessary to admiiiister and enforce thi£ title; and ■ " x - n - 

(8) Require any person to submit' through an electronic format or medium a report 
required pursuant to'this title 1 . ' ■'"' : ; ' ( ' 

Sec. 212, Preliminary investigations, .,.,,., t ...,..<;■> ,-..., >!>• -.,..-.,,. 

(a) The Director of Government Ethics shall conduct a preliminary investigation of a 
possible violation the Code of Conduct or of this title brought ^o ; the attention of the Director 
of Government Ethics or the Ethics Board through the following sources: ' 

(^THemedia; 1 '' ' r " T ' * ,: ! " r 

(2) ^A tip received, through the hotline- or 

(3) Documents filed with the-Ethics Board. 

(b) If during or after the preliminary investigation, the Director of Government Ethics has 
reason to believe, that a violation pf, the j?o<de of, Conductor of this title may have occurred, 
the Director of Goyernmen| Ethics shaU.p^eseni evidence of the violation, to the Ethics Board, 
njgon preseritation of evidence, the Ethics Board may authorize a fomaLinves^g^tipn and the 
issuance of subpoenas if it finds reason to believe a violation has occurred. ( !.\. , : r . . -,-V 

(c) A preliminary investigation. may lie dismissed by the Director of Government Ethics or 
the Ethics Board if insufficient" evidence exists to support a reasonable, belief that a violation 
h^bccurrid. r • L T: - "'- ,;■' /: - '■■_;■'-"' : ' ; - V ,; '" \ ' l r ' , '* 

h (0 ^e identity of in is the subject of theprehra^ 

not be disclosed without the ihdi^tiuaiV consent unless or until the Ethics Soard has found 
reasbhto believe that the individual has committed a violation and the Ethics Board finds that 
disclosure would not harm the investigation. ~"' ilii ' ^- Uirf - 

Sec. 213V Formal investigation. ; hiU L J ""'. " ' ' ^ 

• ^(a^Aformal^investig^ , .,-.< , , j ; 

(1) Receipt of a written complaint-transmitted to the Ethics 'Board; *-"(**■■■. 

(2) A finding by the Office of the Inspector General or District of Golumbik Auditor of 
waste, fraud, abuse of government resources, or a violation of the Code of Conduct; or 

(3) A finding ; $yJ a court -of- competent jurisdiction ^of liability iri a civil proceeding, 
indictment, or information in a criminal proceeding with respect to acts or offenses that 
may constitute violations of the CMe of Conduct or of this'title. " 

(b) -A written coniplaiht^hall include: '" ' ; 

(1) The full name and address of the complainant and the respondent; 

,' (2) A clear and concise statement o| facts tha£ are alleged to constitute a violation of the 
■Code of donduct or of /this title; ,. ' , C ";". _/./'*. 

(3) The complainants signature; : * " , * r V<<- - • «i ■ 

(4) A verification of the complaint under oath; and :i 

nr. ,-.(5), Supporting documentation, if any, ; « yi ...•>, ^ , r .., ^ . - = 

: '(c) ^No complaint may be ; made under this title later than 5 years after the discovery of the 
alleged violation. ' /■■ ;: " ••■- '^rla >■;*. ;:^m, .■-." •'..'■.-. i fr.n^ \ -y . -.. -. - • 

r : (d) An individual" 1 making "a complaint shall be iffordecl ^l i \availa : bie ri prbtectionis &om 
adverse employment action or retaliation in accordance with' the' Merit Personnel Act and the 
Title II 'of; the Whistleblower Reinforcement" Act of 1998, effective October. 7;1998"(D.C. Law 
12^160; D.C. Official Code §2-223.01 ,etseq.\ ' ' -^ ; '\ > ' :k - ■ ■■■' -I -. / •- •-:•■= 

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(e) Within 14 days of the initiation of a formal investigation, the Director of Government 
Ethics shall cause evidence concerning the complaint to be presented to the Ethics Board. If 
the Ethics Board decides that there is reasonable belief that a violation has occurred, the 
Ethics Board may authorize the issuance of subpoenas. 

Sec. 214. Hearings. 

(a)(1) After determining that there is reason to believe a violation has occurred based upon 
the presentation of evidence by the Director of Government Ethics pursuant to section 212(b) 
or section 213(e), the Ethics Board shall conduct an open and adversarial hearing at which the 
Director of Government Ethics shall present evidence of the violation. A hearing need not be 
conducted if a matter is dismissed pursuant to section 216(a). 

(2) If the Director of Government Ethics fails to present a matter, or advises the Ethics 
Board that insufficient evidence exists to present a matter or that an additional period of 
time is needed to investigate a matter further, the Ethics Board may order the Director of 
Government Ethics to present the matter as provided in paragraph (1) of this subsection. 

'(b) Any hearing under this section shall be of record and shall be held in accordance with 
the Administrative Procedure Act. 

(c) Any witness has a right to refuse to answer a question that might tend to incriminate 
the witness by claiming his or her Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. 

Sec. 215. Disposition. 

, (a) Following the presentation of evidence to the Ethics Board by the Director of 
Government Ethics in an adversary proceeding and an open hearing,. the Ethics Board may: 

(1) Levy a penalty in accordance with section 221; 

(2) Refer the matter to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia for 
enforcement or prosecution; 

(3) Refer the matter to the Attorney General of the District of Columbia for enforcement 
or prosecution; or. ^ 

(4) Dismiss the action. 

(b) The Ethics Board may not refer information concerning an alleged violation of the Code 
of Conduct or of this title to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia or the 
Attorney General of the District of Columbia without the presentation of evidence by the 
Director of Government Ethics as provided in section 2 14(a). ;. 

Sec. 216. Dismissal of meritless claim, complaint, or request for investigation. •' - : 

(a) The Ethics Board may dismiss, at any stage of the proceedings, any claim, complaint, 
request for investigation, investigation, or portion of an investigation that the Ethics Board 
finds to be without merit. . ' - 

'(b) The Ethics Board may require a person who made or caused to be made a claim, 
complaint, or request for investigation in bad faith and without merit to pay reasonable fees 
for time spent reviewing or investigating the claim, complaint, or requests for investigation. 

Sec. 217. Appeals. 

Appeals of any order or fine made by the Ethics Board in accordance with this title shall be 
made' to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. 

Sec. 218. Enforcement of subpoena. / 

The Superior Court of the District of Columbia may, upon, petition by the Ethics Board, in 
case of refusal to obey a subpoena or order of the Ethics Board, issued under section 211(3), 
issue an order requiring compliance; and any failure to obey the order of v the court may be 
treated by the court as contempt 

Sec. 219. Advisory opinions. .,.,.-■, 

(a) Upon application made by an employee or public official subject to the Code of Conduct, 
the Ethics Board or the Director of Government Ethics shall, within a reasonable period of 
time, provide an advisory opinion as to whether a specific transaction or activity inquired of 
would, constitute a violation of a provision of the Code of Conduct over which the Ethics 
Board has primary jurisdiction. 

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(b) An; advisory, opinion shall 'be 1 published in the District of; Columbia Register 'within 30 
days; of its issuance; provided, that' the identify v of a person requesting an advisory opinion 
shall not be disclosed in the District of Columbia Register without the person's prior consent 
in writing. •■■-. ■ ■ " ■ ■ >■■-.-.. ■<■ ,-.' j i ; j-,, ■ 

(c) If issued by the Director of Government Ethics, an advisory opinion may be appealed 
for consideration ,bythe ; Ethics. IBoaraVr ; ; * - ■■ ■. . ?.■■ -.^j^ ^ ■'..; _ - 

(d) There shall be no' v eriforeenierit-ofva violation of the Code of Conduct taken against ah 
employee or public official'who relied 'in good faith upon an advisory opinion requested' by 
that employee- or public official; provided, that the employed or public official, in' sefeking the 
advisory opinion, made full and .- accurate disclosure of all relevant circumstances and 
information^ ... i , v-r- , - r i. • . ■ < > .. , ■ 

Sec. 220; "Reports/ ;i " .:."'*'. /.,' 

''(a) The Director \, 

(1) The posture of each complaint it received, including whether an investigation was 
initiated, Is ongoing, or has concluded; °* 

(2) The referrals made to and from the. Ethics Board; 
r , (3); .Fines and penalties imposed by the Ethics Board; 

(4) Allegations dismissed by the Ethics Board; and 

(5) Other action taken with regard to an allegation of a violation of the Code of Conduct, 
(b) The quarterly report shall be posted online. 

Sec. 221. ^Penalties.. , . - < 

(a)(1) In accordance with paragraph (2) of this subsection and except as provided in 
subsection Ob) of this section, the Ethics Board may assess a civil penalty for a violation of the 
Code of 'Conduct of hot niore than 1 $5,000 per violation, or 3 times the 'ambuht of kri unlawful 
contribution, expenditure, gift, honorarium, or receipt of outside income for ' eacli violation. 
Each occurrence of a violation of this title and each day of noncompliaric J e*-with : a requirement 
o£this,title ; or, an order of, the^Ethic^Boar^d shaU f constitute, a separate ;of£ense. V ; : ]- h .* ./■: 

(2) lA? civil penalty shall be 1 assessed by> : the : Ethics Board by Order only kfter the person 
changed v^th a violation: 'has be6n given ah opportunity ^forst hearing, and 'after the'Ethics 
Board has determined, by a de'eisi'6h ; ihcoi*porating' / its, findings of -facts; that a violation 
occurred, .^h-r^h". , < r^Mr;:-. 1 - .♦ ' : - ■-.':-: - .t' : . ..,-■;-,.'•■■-■'!" 

'■ ■>' (3)::Nofcwithstanding the provisions i of paragraph (2) of this subsection, the Ethics Board 
*<may issue a schedule of ..fines forayiolations ■ of this .title; wJhich may b e imposed: ministerially 
by the Director of Government Ethics. A civil penalty imposed under theauthority of this 
paragraph .may pe appealed to the .Ethics i. Board jn .accordance with the provisions of 
, p^aragraph ', L (2) , of this subsection. The l^ggregatfi set pf penalties imposed against each 
person undef^a authority. of, t^'p^ragia^S may ipt exceed $5,000. ,, ' , 

(4) In addition to any civil penalty imposed under this title, a violation of the Code of 
Conduct may. result in remedial, action in accordance with the Merit Personnel Act. 

(5)(A) If the person against whom- ; a civil penalty. is assessed fails, to,pay the penalty,, the 
Ethics Board may file a petition for enforcement of its order assessing the penalty in >the 
Superior Court of the District of Columbia The petition shall designate the person against 
^ whom the or^er is ^ought-to-bef'eMorfeM as 1 the respondent; A copy of the petition shall be 
'sent by v festered ^"certified' inail' t8 the respondent 1 arid the respondent's attorney Of 
record, if ? ariy^and tM Ettiic's 'Board shall* ■certify and file with /the court thS 3 record upon 
which the order sought to be enforced was issued. -^ ; - y> ' : : -'• " ri ,; i; ' :: '- l - ■' "''• 

(B) The court shall have jurisdiction to enter a judgmiehli i infbrcin^ , modirying, and 
^enforcing as so modified, orl^setting aside, in whole -or in part;>the orderIand-the,> ; decision 
^6f the. Ethics: Board or: it hiayreihahd the proceedings to thevEthic^Board'fbr such 
-further action as it may directs The court may- determine de novo alldssues of law, but 
the Ethics Board's,; findings- ofrfact,* if supported by substantial evidence^ shall be 
conclusive. r ; \ '?- .-. ■ : ^ 

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(b)(1) Any person who commits a violation of the Code of Conduct that substantially 
threatens the public trust shall be fined not more than $25,000, or shall be imprisoned for not 
longer than one year, but not both. 

(2)(A) Prosecutions of violations of this subsection shall be brought by the Attorney 
General of the District of Columbia; provided, that if the conduct also violates criminal 
provisions that could be prosecuted by the United States Attorney for the District of 
Columbia, the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia consents to the 
prosecution by the Attorney General of the District of Columbia. 

(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, no prosecution for a viola- 
tion of paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be made until the Ethics Board has 
conducted its study pursuant to section 202(b) and the Council has, by law, specified 
violations of the Code of Conduct that substantially threaten the public trust. 

(c) The provisions of this title shall in no manner limit the authority of the United States 
Attorney for the District of Columbia. 

(d) All actions of the Ethics Board, the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, or of 
the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia to enforce the provisions of this title 
must be initiated within 5 years of the discovery of the alleged violation. 

(e) Notwithstanding any other provision in this title, all equitable remedies at law shall be 
available for violations of the Code of Conduct, which may be in addition to any civil penalty 
prescribed in this title, ... 

(f) The penalties set forth in this section shall not apply to Subtitle E of Title II 
Sec. 222. Additional penalties for public officials. - 

(a) In addition to the penalties set forth in section 221, the Ethics Board may censure a 
public official for a violation of the Code of Conduct that the Ethics Board finds to 
substantially threaten the public trust. 

(b) The Ethics Board may recommend in such censure that the Council suspend or remove 
a Councilmember's committee chairmanship, if any, committee membership, if any, or vote in 
any committee. 

SUBTITLE C. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST 

Sec. 223. Conflicts of interest. ; " 

(a) No employee shall use his or her official position or title, or personally and substantially 
participate, through decision, approval, disapproval, recommendation, the rendering of advice, 
investigation, or otherwise, in a judicial or other proceeding, application, request for a ruling 
or other determination, contract, claim, controversy, charge, accusation, arrest, or other 
particular matter, or attempt to influence the outcome of a particular matter, in a manner 
that the employee knows is likely to have a direct and predictable effect on the- employee's 
financial interests or the financial interests of a person closely affiliated with the employee. 

(b) An employee other than an elected official may seek a waiver, and the prohibition* in 
subsection (a) of this section shall not apply, if the employee: :; ■ ( - 

(1) Advises the employee's supervisor and the Ethics Board of the nature and circum- 
, stances of the particular matter; - 

(2) Makes full disclosure of the financial interest; and 

(3) Receives in advance a written determination made by both the supervisor and the 
Ethics Board that: 

(A) The interest is not so substantial as to be deemed likely to affect the integrity of 
the services that the government may expect from the employee; or 

(B) Another legally cognizable basis for waiver exists. 

(c)(1) Any elected official who, in the discharge of the elected official's official duties, would 
be required to act in any.matter prohibited under subsection (a) of this section shall make full 
disclosure of the financial interest, prepare a written statement describing the matter and the 
nature of the potential conflict of interest,, and deliver the statement to: 

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;:! (A) Jn the case of a membeiJ of the Gouncil, the Council Chairman; or 

"(B) "'In the case of an 'elected official other than a member of the Council, the Ethics 
Board. : < v. .>. 

r \ (2) Any employee 'other than an elected official v/ho^ih^ the, discharge 1 of the employee's 
official duties, would be retjuii^d to act in any matter prohibited under subsection (a) of this 
•'section shall: • i ' ; ' A ' f , .^ "\ v " ' ' • .' * ' Vi ' 

(A) "Make full disclosure „6fthe financial interest: J 

(B)^ Prepare a written statement describing the matter and the nature of the potential 
,../'* conflict ofinteresi; and' j. . "\ / . ; ^.,,V,, - .. . ?, . ,\ 

! ; (G). Deliver the statement to the .employee's supervisor and to the Ethics Board. « 

(3) During a proceeding in which an elected' bfficial woiild'be required to take action in 
■ •; any, matter that, is prohibited; under subsection (a)jo£thiS' section,, the, Chairman shall: 

(A) Read the statement provided in paragraph (1)> of this subsectibfi into the record of 
,. proceedings; and ^ - , . -: ■ iy ^ : : ; \ 

'■ ^(B)<Excuse the elected official from votes, deliberations, and other actions on the 
matter. - -vk> ■ ■■■,,, ■ \- ;.. . '■' ^ • .^- ■<■>,/•- -* r ■ :■ ■ <■ . 

: (4) No Gouncilmember excused from 1 votes, deliberations^ or other actions ion a matter 
shall irivany way participate, in or .attempt to influence the 'outcome of the particular matter, 
in a manner that is likely to have a direct and predictable effect on the employee's financial 
interests or the :financial j interests, .pf, a person closely > affflajted with the employee. 

(5) Upon receipt of the statement provided in paragraph : (2) of ,. this .subsection, , the 
employee's supervisor shall assign the matter to another employee, who does not have a 
pbtehtial^conflict of interest. \ ! V > 

(d)(1) An employee shall not receive any compensation, salary, or contribution to salary, 
gratuity, or any other thing of value from a source, other than the District government for the 
employees perfprmance of official (juties, /... -. :: \ . \, " n ^V 

(2) No employee or member of the employee's household may knowingly acquire: 

(A) Stocks, bonds, commodities, real estate, or other property, whether held individu- 
ally or jointly, the acquisition, of/which.co.uld unduly influence or give the appearance of 
unduly influencing the employee in the conduct of his or her official duties and 
responsibilities; or f : ?, , \ : 

.,.;!.■; ,i(B)iAnAiniter§st in; abusinfess* or commercial : enterprise that; is related directly to the 
, employee's' official duties or which might otherwise beinvolved in an official action taken 
urpr^recoinmend^ is .related to matters oyer which the 

• i employee could wield any influence - h. 

V ; ! ^SUBTlTliE D:^' FINANCIAL DISCL ";',;''' _ 

uSed.v224.' Public reporting^ v.vyt , f .-v v,< N \ ■" ■> ^ 

(a)(1) Public officials, except Advisory Neighborhood' Commissioners, shall file annually 
withthe Ethics Board; a public report containing a full and; cpmplete [statement of; , . ; 

(A) The name of each business entity, including sole^proprietorships, p&rtnerships, 
trusts, nonprofit organizations, and corporations,;whether:or npt transacting any business 
with the District of Columbia government, in or from which the public official or his or 
her spouse, domestic partner, or dependent children: 

(i) Has a beneficial interest, including, whether held in such person's own name, in 
trust, or in the name 'of a nominee, securities, /stocks, stock 6]3tioris ? bonds, or trusts, 
exceeding in the aggregate $1,000, or tliat produced income 6f $200;' 

(ii) Receives honoraria and' income earned for' ^emces rendered in ekcegs of $200 

during .a calendar year* as well as the identity of any client for whomv the i official 

1 i A performed 1 a service ' in connection with the official's outside income; if the client has: -a 

, r ; contract with the government of the District of Columbia or the: client stands to gain- a 

direct financial benefit from legislation, that was pending before the iCouncil: during the 

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calendar year. The report required by this subtitle shall include a narrative descrip- 
tion of the nature of the service performed in connection with the official's outside 
income; 

(iii) Serves as an officer, director, partner, employee, consultant, contractor, volun- 
teer, or in any other formal capacity or affiliation; or 

(iv) Has an agreement or arrangement for a leave of absence, future employment, 
including date of agreement, or continuation of payment by a former employer; 

(B) Any outstanding individual liability in excess of $1,000 for borrowing by the public 
official or his or her spouse, domestic partner, or dependent children from anyone other 
than a federal or state insured or regulated financial institution, including any revolving 
credit and installment accounts from any business enterprise regularly engaged in the 
business of providing revolving credit or installment accounts, or a member, of the 
person's immediate family; 

(C) All real property located in the District (and its actual location) in which the public 
official or his or her spouse, domestic partner, or dependent children, has. an interest 
with a fair market value in excess of $1,000, or that produced income of $200; j provided, 
that this provision shall not apply to personal residences occupied by the public official, 
his or her spouse, or domestic partner; 

(D) All professional or occupational licenses issued by the District of Columbia 
government held by a public official or his or her spouse, domestic partner, or dependent 
children; 

(E) All gifts received year by a public official from a prohibited source in an aggregate 
value of $100 in a calendar; -...'" 

(F) An affidavit stating that the public official has not caused title to property to be 
placed in another person or entity for the purposes of avoiding the disclosure require- 
ments of this subsection; and 

(G) A certification that the public official has: 

(i) Filed and paid his or her income and property taxes; . 

(ii) Diligently safeguarded the assets of the taxpayers and the District; 

(iii) Reported known illegal activity, including attempted bribes, to the appropriate 
authorities;' ■' : "'■'■" . '■'■■'-' / 

(iv) Not been offered or accepted any bribes; r. 

(v) Not directly or indirectly received government funds through illegal or improper 

means; '..,'.-■ 

, (vi) Not raised or received funds in violation of federal or District law; t and 

(vii) Not received or been given anything of value, including a gift, favor, service, 
' - - loan gratuity, discount, hospitality, political contribution, or promise of future employ- 
ment, based on any understanding that the public official's official actions or judgment 
or vote would be influenced. 

r (2) The Ethics Board may, on a case-by-case basis, exempt a public official from this 
requirement or some portion of this requirement for good cause shown. 

: (b) Except as otherwise provided by this section, all papers filed under this section shall be 
kept by the Ethics Board in the custody of the Director of Government Ethics for no less 
than 6 years. The Ethics Board shall publicly disclose before the 2nd day of June each year 
the names of the candidates, officers, and employees who have filed a report. The Director of 
Government Ethics shall dispose of papers filed pursuant to this section in accordance with 
the District of Columbia Public Records Management Act of 1985, effective September 5, 1985 
(D.C. Law 6-19; D.C. Official Code § 2-1701 etseq.). .> ; 

■(c) Reports required by this section shall be filed before October 2nd of each year. If a 
public official ceases before October 1st to hold the office or position, the occupancy of which 
imposes upon him or her the reporting requirements set forth in subsection (a) of this section, 
the public official shall file the report within 3 months after leaving- the office or position. 

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The Ethics Board shall publish, in the District ; of Columbia , Register, before 'November 2nd 
each year, the name of each public ^official ^who has:- v ^ ^ 

(1) Filed a report under this section; 

(2) Sought and received an 'extension .of the deadline filing requirement and the reason 
for the extension; and ■-.:*.:.■ ! -^ ■ ',- . /; 

(3) Not filed 'a report' and the reason for ]not flhng,' if known; u 

...(d) Reports required by this section shall be in a form, prescribed by the Ethics Board. 
The Ethics Soard may' provide for the grouping; '■of items %f income, sources of. income, assets, 
liabilities, dealings in securities ;br commodities; 'and purchases 1 , 'a'iid sales 6f real property, 
when separate itemization is not' feasible or is riot necessary f6r an* accurate disclosure of the 
income, net worth, dealing in securities and commodities, or purchases' and sales of rental 
property of any individual. ' - ^ • r ■ ; <■ 

(e) All reports filed under this section shall be ^maintained by the Ethics Board as public 

refeorM iH " ' *T " " ■ ' " ' " ' :: ' 1,v '- : ' { ■""' " : jV ' v ' ! "'"""*: " 

ir-ty;-v t r^.. ^i, ' ,a Jj.i), . 'y : .■ . ..,, . -'V J '-'-'^i : \. *> k ..v ■■ 

(D'Eor the* purposes of a report required iby. this section,, a. person shall be considered to 
have, -feeeh^ a public official if he or.. she has.seryeot as, a public official for more than 30 days 
during any calendar year in a position for which .reports . ( are required under this section. 

, r (g) ; The Ethics Board shall, provide for .the-, annual, auditing of all, reports filed pursuant to 
this section, . ■ . f . {; .- <>~. ; : ". v v . ■■- ■ 

(h) The Mayor shall develop a list of each business entity transacting any business with the 
District government or .providing a service to, > the. District for consider atio.nj, to include the 
business name, address, principals, and brief summary of the business transacted within the 
immediately preceding 6 months. The list shall be available online and published on January 
1st and July 1st' annu^Uy.^V\/ '.''...,-/".."'"?'/' J " '■ ..,''] "' ' '., • 

Sec. 225. Confidential disclosure of financial interest. .» ; ,, ; ■;. . ; . 

(a) Any employee, other than a public official, who advises, makes decisions or. participates 
substantially in areas of contracting, procurement, administration of grants or subsidies, 
developing policies, land use planning, inspecting;' licensing,' policy-making, regulating, or 
auditing, or acts 'in areas of responsibility -that may create V conflict of interest or appearance 
of a, r . conflict qf interest,, as dejterm^^ head, shall -file, before 

October 2nd of each year, with that agency head a report containing a full and complete 
statement of the information required by section 224. Advisory Neighborhood Commission- 
ers shall file the report required by this section/* 1 - ' v '- ! 

1 W) "IJpoh review of ffie confidential report, any violation' of" the Cdde of Conduct found by 
the agency head shall be forwarded immediately to the Ethics Board for review. 

(c) On or Before September' 1st of each year, each agency hea^ shall designate the persons 
in the : agency ^required to submit'a Cdnfideritial'Teportby name,' position, and grade level, and 
shMtasupply^-M§ d^ on or before 

Septehfeer 15th of e^ ;^ ' ; ■> i r > ;;;■ 

Sec. 226. Limitations on honoraria and royalties. '' '*' ' " ;UUj% ' 

(a) Except as provided in subsecfrcds (b) and (c)' r of this seci^p^ i ^eith : ^ , '^.e , taiaXor l the 
Attorney General, the 'Chairman of 'the 'Council, nor any mMiber'of 'the "Council or of the 
State Board of Education, nor ,any member of his or hernmmediatevfarnily, shall receive 
honoraria exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate* during' any calendar year;"'; For; the purpo'ses^of 
this, subsection, the term "honorarium". -means payment of money or anything of value for - an 
appearance, speech,- or article; provided, that * a reimbursemeritf or ■ or payment} of actual •and 
necessary, travel expenses, incurred: -shalli not be considered honoraria: ; For 'the purposes c of 
computing ^the $10*000 limit on honoraria established *under this subsection, ah honorarium 
shall be considered received in the year in which ine" right to receive the honorarium accrues, 

: (b) Except as provided in subsection (c) -of this * section , . ji either the 'Mayor, the 1 Chairman; of 
the Council; 'nor any^member- of the -Mayor's Orof the Chairman of the Council's immediate 
family shall accept royalties fonworks of the Mayor or of the Chairman of the Council that 
exceed 410,000 in' the aggregate -during. any calendar year; For the purposes t 6f computing 

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the limit on royalties established under this subsection, a royalty shall be considered received 
during the calendar year in which the right to receive the royalty accrues. 

(c) For the purposes of this section, any royalty or part of a royalty, or any honorarium or 
part of an honorarium paid to a charitable organization by or on behalf of a public official 
shall not be calculated as part of an aggregate total. 

SUBTITLE E. LOBBYISTS. 

Sec. 227. Persons required to register. 

(a) Except as provided in section 228, a person shall register with the -'Director of 
Government Ethics pursuant to section 229 and pay the required registration fee if the 
person receives compensation or expends funds in an amount of $250 or more in any 
3-consecutive-calendar-month period for lobbying. A person who receives compensation 
from more than one source shall register under this section if the person receives an 
aggregate amount of $250 or more in any 3-consecutiye-calendar-month period for lobbying. 
Failure to register as required by this section shall result in a civil penalty. 

(b)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the registration fee for 
lobbyists shall be $250. 

(2) The registration fee for lobbyists who lobby solely for nonprofit organizations shall be 
$50. : . 

(c)(1) There is established as a nonlapsing fund the Lobbyist Administration and Enforce- 
ment Fund ("Lobbyist Fund"), which shall be administered by the Ethics Board. The funds 
in the Lobbyist Fund shall be used by the Ethics Board solely for the purpose of 
administering and enforcing this title. ■ 

(2) All fees collected under subsection (b) of this section by the Ethics Board shall be 
deposited into the Lobbyist Fund. AIL funds deposited into the Lobbyist Fund, and any 
interest earned on those funds, shall not revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the 
General Fund of the Distinct of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time, 
but shall be continually available for the uses and purposes set forth in paragraph (1) of this 
subsection without regard to fiscal year limitation, subject to authorization by Congress. 

Sec. 228. Exceptions. 

(a) A person need not register with the Director pursuant to section 229 if the person is: 

(1) A public official, or an employee of the United States acting in his or her. official 
capacity; 

(2) A publisher or working member of the press, radio, or television who, in the ordinary 
course of business, disseminates news or editorial comment to the general public; 

(3) A candidate, member, or member-elect of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission; or 

(4) An entity specified in D.C. Official Code § 47-1802.01(4), whose activities do riot 
consist of lobbying, the result of which shall inure to the financial gain or benefit of the 
entity. 

" (b) Any person who is exempt from registration under any provision of this section, except 
a person exempt from registration under the provisions of subsection (a)(1) of this section, 
may be a registrant for other purposes under this subtitle; provided, that no activity engaged 
in by the person shall constitute a conflict of interest under the provisions of section 223. 
Registrants have no obligation to report activities in furtherance of exempt activities under 
this section in activity reports required under section 230. 

Sec. 229. Registration form. ; 

(a) Each registrant shall file a registration form with the Director of Government Ethics, 
signed under oath, on or before January 15th of each year, or no later than 15 days after 
becoming a lobbyist (and on or before January 15th of each year thereafter). If the 
registrant is. not an individual, an authorized officer or agent of the registrant shall sign the 
form. A registrant shall file a separate registration form for each person from whom he or 
she receives compensation. r : " ": ■ ' "" ■■.-■. 

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• ( (b)(l) The . registration shall be on a form prescribed by the Director of Government Ethics 
and shall include: : ;' ,. * v < t ;f ;■;> - <*'.» ;:V;r * i '-, : ^ f - < 

(A> The registrant's name, permanent address, arid temporary address whue'lobbying; 
1,1 (B) The' name and address of each' person who will lobby on the fe^s^nt's behalf; 

(C) The name, address, and nature of the business of any person who compensates the 
registrant and the terms of the compensation; and 

(D) The identification, by formal designation, if known, of matters on which the 
registrant expects to lobby. ..• ._ ■•• <\v*~n ■-* V:." r : - 

lv « (21 The Director, of Government Ethics shall publish in the District ; of , Columbia, Register 
< on or before February .. 15th and ,pn or before August lgth . of each year , & summary of all 
^information required to be submitted under this subsection P , . - .- > -r 

(c) No later than 10 days after a registiMt files a' registration form 1 with' -the Director of 
Government Ethics; the 1 Director of Government Ethics shall publish oh 'the Ethics Board's 
website a Summar^^ of all information' r 

Sec.230. Activity reports, 

(a) Each registrant shall file with the Director of Government Ethics between the 1st and 
10th day of July and January of each year a report signed^ under oath, concerning the 
fegtefrantVlobb^ If the' registrant is not 

an individual, an authorized officer or agent of the registrant shall sign the form. A 
registrant shall file a; separate activity report for .each-person- from whom he or she receives 
compensation. The reports shall be public documents and shall be on a form prescribed by 
the Director of Government Ethics and Shall inqlude the following: .-<;," 

(1) A complete and current statement of the information required to be supplied 
.^pursuant to section 229;t , • ■ ■<-, -.< ■> , >,. ;,--.»,.' 

(2)(A) Total 5 expenditures bn^lobbying broken 
* (i) Office expenses; ' . *1 ; \ ;-./ ^ / [ V ■■ ; \ 

'■•-, (ii) Advertising and publications; ^; . ■, . 1 < ; : '.' .n. .' 

■' ' ' : f (mT Compensation to others; v; '■ " ; '-'^ i]{: - '■''■-"' 

(iv) Personal sustenance, lodging, and travel, if compensated; • 
r (v) Other expenses; "-'"-' •■ ,;V ■ r ' ,Vii;,; V, '' 

n - " : (B) EaeH r expenditure b¥ $50 or 5 more shall also be' itemized fey r the date, name, and 
address of the recipient, and the amount and purpose of the expenditure; 

' ! l£5 Eacti political 6xpe;hditureV loan, ;gift, Horioranuiri, or ^contribution of $50 or more 
made by'the 'registrant of anyone acting on belialf of the registrant to Benefit an official in 

-. the legislative; or executive branch,' a member 'iof> his or her staff or household, or a 
j campaign or testimonial comntittee establish edfpr.,the benefit of the official, be itemized by 
date, beneficiary, amount,, and.circumstaiiees of the^ transaction; including the aggregate of 
all expenditures that are less than $50; " '""' 

, , (4) Each official in ..the executive or, Jegislative^branch and any member of the official's 
: s^B&ffj, including perspnal., and .cbminittee sta|f,\ who' tias a business f relatjpriship of; a 
, prpfess^ shall.be ideritified by name' and the 

/^a^re^pif thel^ / r'. .; ■r f ,.^,-.,. , ■* r A , " 

': i <n($) Each official in the executive] t>r legislative branch with whorn the registrant has had 
written or oral communications during the reporting periods related to lobbying-activities 
conducted by the registrant shall also be included in the report, identi|ying,the official with 
whom the communication was made; and ' K .'\.. '. ' '* ' " '*/* 

V ^'(6) Each person" vyhoin' the fepstijarit has' gjv|ri .compensation to, lobby on his or her 
behalf shall also be listed in the report. * V". ;' .-*..,*-..■ \, 

;(b) Each registrant shall obtain and preserve all accounts, Mis, "receipts; books, papers; 
and-documents necessary to substantiate the activity reportsvrequired to be made pursuant to 
this section for 5 years from the date of filing of the report containing these items. These 

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materials shall be made available for inspection upon requests by the Director of Government 
Ethics after reasonable notice. 

(c) Each registrant who does not file a report required by this section for a given period is 
presumed not to be receiving or expending funds that are required to be reported under this 
subtitle. 

Sec, 231, Prohibited activities, 

(a) No registrant or anyone acting on behalf of a registrant shall offer, give, or cause to be 
given a gift or service to an official in the legislative or executive branch or a member of his 
or her staff that exceeds $100 in value in the aggregate in any calendar year. This section 
shall not be construed to restrict in any manner contributions authorized in sections 333, 334, 
and 338. 

(b) No official in the legislative or executive branch or a member of his or her staff shall 
solicit or accept anything of value in violation of subsection (a) of this section. 

(c) No person shall knowingly or willfully make or cause to be made any false or 
misleading statement or misrepresentation of the facts relating to pending administrative 
decisions or legislative actions to any official in the legislative or executive branch; 

(d) No person shall, knowing a document to contain a false statement relating to pending 
administrative decisions or legislative actions, cause a copy of the document to be transmitted 
to an official in the legislative or executive branch without notifying the official in writing of 
the truth, " ■ 

(e) No information copied' from registration forms and activity reports required by this title 
or from lists compiled from such forms and reports shall be sold or utilized by any person for 
the purpose of soliciting campaign contributions or selling tickets to a testimonial or similar 
fundraising affair or for any commercial purpose. 

(f) No public official shall be employed as a lobbyist while' acting as a public official, except 
as provided in section 228. 

(g)(1) No lobbyist or registrant or person acting on behalf of the lobbyist, or registrant, 
shall provide legal representation, or other professional services, to an official in the 
legislative or executive branch, or to a member of his or her staff, at no cost or at a rate that 
is less than the lobbyist or registrant would routinely bill for the representation or service in 
the marketplace. 

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of this section, a nonprofit organization that routinely 
provides legal representation or other services to clients at no cost may provide such 
representation or services to such client when doing so serves the purposes for which such 
services are routinely provided, and the representation and services are not provided by .a 
lobbyist or registrant ■.,..-■■. ■ . i[ 

, Sec. 232. Penalties; prohibition from serving as lobbyist; citizen suits. 

(a) Notwithstanding section 221 and except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, any 
person who willfully and knowingly violates any of the provisions of this subtitle shall be fined 
not more than $5,000, or imprisoned for not more than 12 months, or both. 

■(b) In addition to the penalties provided for in subsection (a) of this section, any person 
convicted of the misdemeanor specified in that section may be prohibited from serving as a 
lobbyist for a period of 3 years from the date of the conviction. ■ 

(c) Any person who files a report or registration form required under this subtitle in an 
untimely manner shall be assessed a civil penalty of $10 per day up to 30 days (excluding 
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) that the report or registration form is late. The Ethics 
Board may waive the penalty imposed under this subsection for good cause shown. 

(d) Should any provision of this title not be enforced by the Ethics Board, a citizen of the 
District of Columbia may bring suit in the nature of mandamus in the Superior Court of the 
District of Columbia, directing the Ethics Board to enforce the provisions of this subtitle. 
Reasonable attorneys fees may be awarded to the citizen against the District should he or she 
prevail in this action, or if it is. settled in substantial conformity with the relief sought in the 
petition prior to order by the court. 

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:■!«*■ - ■'<>■''■' ' - TITLE EL CAMPAIGN FINANCE. - ■- iV '' ^ 

f Sec.,3.pl., : ,, Short title.. . . ; . r , ; . t ^ 

This title maybe cited as the "Campaign, Finance Act of 2011". v i: ; , _, 

SUBTITLE A. OFFICE OF CAMPAIGN: FINANCE. -\> ;■ . 

Sec. 302. Office of Director of Campaign Finance established; enforcement of title. 
, .(a) There is established within the Elections Board the Office of Campaign Finance, which 
shall be.headsd by,the Director qf 'Campaign Finance. The; Elections Board: shall appoint the 
Director of Campaign Finance, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Elections Board. The 
Director of Campaign Finance shall be entitled to receive compensation at the .maximum rate 
for Grade' 16 of the District Schedule, pursuant to Title XI of the.Merit Persbhhel Act The 
Director of Campaign Finance snail be responsible for the administrative operations ofthe ! 
Elections Board pertaining to this title and; shall: perform otheivduties as may be delegated or 
assigned toy regulation or by order iof the; Elections Board; provided, that the Elections Board 
shall not delegate to the Director of Campaign. Finance the making of regulations regarding 
elections. . : . ... , ,. r .,,,..; . 

i #0(1) !The Elections Board; may issuer ame.nd, and .rescind rules -and regulations related to 
the. operation pf the Director Of Campaign Finance,, absent recommendation of the Director of 
Campaign Finance. 

>'. . (2); The* Elections Boaijd shall prepare an annual . report of; the Director of Campaign 
, M Finance\;Perf6rmaiice pursuant to t his or her functions >. as, ; prescribed section- 304, in 
t addition to those duties the. Elections Board may by ( law assign.^ 

(c) Where the Elections Board, following the presentation : by the Director of Campaign 
Finance., of evidence constituting ..an apparent violation of this title; makes a : finding of an 
apparent violation of this title, it shall refer the case to the United States Attorney for- the 
District of Columbia for prosecution, and shall make public the, fact of such referral and^the 
basis for the finding.. In addition, the Elections Board, through its General Counsel, shall 
initiate, ■maintain, defend, or 'appe^ any civil action (in, the name bf the' Elections Bcmrd) 
relating; to the enforcement of the provisions of this..title ? . The. Elections Board may, through 
its General Counsel, petition the cbufts f of the Bistrict of Columbia for declaratory or 
injunctive relief concerning any action covered by the provisions of this title. The Director of 
Campaign" Finance shall have'rioauthority concerning the enforceme I 

of the Electioii' Code, andrecOmmeridations -of criminal or civil, or both; violations under Title 
I c-f the Election Code shall be presented -by the General Counsel to the Elections Board in 
accordances witir the- rule's and regulations of general application ; adopted : by ' the 'Elections 
Board in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure" Act. Upon : the 
direction of the Elections Board,, the Director { pf. Campaign .Finance may; be called upon to 
investigate allegations of violations of the elections laws in accord with the provisions of this 
subsection. : :,; : \ L ' ' \ : " ' : 

Sec. 303. "Powers of Director of Campaign Finance.,'/ < v . ■■,. " v . . -i:^\ 
.(a)(1) The Director of- Campaign Fin anc^, M unc}er^regulation5 of genial, appKcability^ap- 
proyed by £he Elections 'Bfeard, shall h^ajtKe po^rV^^, ..' "' ;, ■ '. > -;S ,■,. 

(A) To require any person to submit tin writing reports: and answers to questions: as 
,.the- Director of Campaign Finance may prescribe relating lo ^the, administration and 
' enforcer^ent of this title;.* and the submission", shall . be. made ^wiiMn'.iiUjch reasonable 

■ period and under path qr. otherwise as the. Director ,'pf Campaign I^manQ.e. may determine; 

(B) To> require any gerson-to submit -toougb an electronic format or medium the 
., reports, required. in this title. The Elections Board shall issue regulations governing the 

', submissiph; of reports, pursuant to this subparagraph, through a standardized electronic 
* format brm^dlum; ._ / : , .' , ' ; "' T- '■■'■■-*. *t- ■■''/<' '7'\ ' -■- ' . • 

r j. (C) To administer qaths; • •,. ,-•■..; ; , •., ^ ■■ ; , r ,-f",--,.. 

(D), To' require by subpoena the , 'attendance, and ■ testimony' of: witnesses , and the 
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2012 Legislation Law 19-124, § 304 

(E) In any proceeding or investigation to order testimony to be taken by deposition 
before any person who is designated by the Director of Campaign Finance and has the 
power to administer oaths and, in these instances, to compel testimony and the 
production of evidence in the same manner as authorized under subparagraph (D) of this 
paragraph; 

(F) To pay witnesses the same fees and mileage as are paid in like circumstances in 
the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; 

(G) To accept gifts; and 

(H) To institute or conduct, on his or her own motion, an informal hearing on alleged 
violations of the reporting requirements contained in this title. Where the Director of 
Campaign Finance, in his or her discretion, determines that a violation has occurred, the 
Director of Campaign Finance may issue an order to the offending party or parties to 
cease and desist the violations within the 5-day period immediately following the issuance 
of the order. Should the offending party or parties fail to comply with the order, the 
Director of Campaign Finance shall present evidence of the failure to the Elections 
Board. Following the presentation of evidence to the Elections Board by the Director of 
Campaign Finance, in an adversary proceeding and an open hearing, the Elections Board 
may refer the matter to the United states Attorney for the District of Columbia in 
accordance with the provisions in section 302(c) or may dismiss the action. 

(2) Subpoenas issued under this section shall be issued by the Director of Campaign 
Finance upon the approval of the Elections Board. 

(b) The Superior Court of the District of Columbia may, upon petition by the Elections 
Board, in case of refusal to obey a subpoena or order of the Elections Board issued under 
subsection (a) of this section, issue an order requiring compliance; and any failure to obey the 
order of the court may be punished by the court as contempt. 

(c) All investigations of alleged violations of this title shall be made by the Director of 
Campaign Finance in his or her discretion, in accordance with procedures of general 
applicability issued by the Director of Campaign Finance in accordance with the Administra- 
tive Procedure Act All allegations of violations of this title, which shall be presented to the 
Elections Board, in- ■writing, shall be. transmitted to the Director of Campaign Finance without 
action by the Elections Board. In a reasonable time, the Director of Campaign Finance shall 
cause evidence concerning the alleged violation to be presented to the Elections Board, if he 
or she believes that sufficient evidence exists constituting an apparent violation. Following 
the presentation of evidence to the Elections Board by the Director of Campaign Finance, in 
an adversary proceeding and an open hearing, the Elections Board may refer the matter to 
the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia in accordance with the provisions of 
section 302(c), or may dismiss the action. In no case may the Elections Board refer 
information concerning an alleged violation of this title to the United States Attorney for the 
District of Columbia without the presentation of evidence herein provided by the Director of 
Campaign Finance. Should the Director of Campaign Finance fail to present a matter or 
advise the Elections Board that insufficient evidence exists to present a matter, .or that an 
additional period of time is needed to investigate the matter further, within 90 days of its 
receipt by the Elections Board or the Director of Campaign Finance, the Elections Bo.ard 
may order the Director of Campaign Finance to present the matter as herein provided. The 
provisions of this subsection shall in no manner limit the authority of the United States 
Attorney for the District of Columbia. 

Sec. 304. Duties of Director of Campaign Finance. ". / 

The Director of Campaign Finance shall: 

(1) Develop and furnish prescribed forms, materials, and electronic formats or mediums, 
including electronic or digital signatures, for the making of the reports and statements 
required to be filed with him or her pursuant to this title; 

(2) Develop a filing, coding, and cross-indexing system consonant with the purposes of 
this title; 

(3) Make the reports and statements filed with him or her available for public inspection 
and copying, commencing as soon as practicable, but not later than the end of the 2nd day 

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following the day during which it was received*, and 'to permitand facilitate copying of any 
report or statement: by- hand and by duplicating ^machine, as requested by any person, at 
reasonable cost tov the /person, except any information, copied from the reports- and 
statements shall not. be -sold or utilized by< any person for the purpose of soliciting 
contributions or for any commercial purpose; 

(4) ^Preserve reports' and statements for a period of 10 years from date of receipt; 

(5) Compile and maintain a current list of all statements or parts of statements on file 
pertaining to each candidate; 

(6) Prepare and publish other reports as he or she may consider appropriate; ' 

(7) Assure dissemination of statistics, siinimaries, arid* reports prepared under this 'title, 

including a biennial report summafizihg the receipts and 1 (expenditures of candidates for 

public office in ' the prior 2-y ear period; ; arid trie receipts and expenditures of political, 

•exploratory, inaugural, transition/ arid legal defense ^committees during the priOr'S^-year 

-'period. The Director of Campaign Finance shall make available to the Mayor; Council, and 

' the general public the 'first report by* January 31 , ;i 2013, arid shall present ttie/ summary 

> repOrt on' the same date every 2 'years thereSftei;: The report shall describe the receipts 

r *ahd expenditures of cahdidktes for Mayor, the/Chairrhari arid members of the Council, the 

'President' and -members of the' State^ Bd^ y ^fj Education, shadow Senator, and shadow 
Representative, Mt "sHall exclude candidates ; for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner. 
The- report shall provide,vat r a ^ minimum 1 , ithe.fdllowing 'data,, as well as other infonriation 
that the Director of Campaign Finance .considers; appropriate: ■.■>.,,..,.■ 

v ' '(A) A summary; of eachjqandidatOfs: receipts, in (dollar amount and (percentage terms, 
v by- donor categories' that] the Director of Campaign Finance considers appropriate, such 
, : as the candidate hiinself ,qr .herself, individuals,, political, party conimittees, other, political 
committees, corporations, partnerships, and labor organizations;- , < ; 
. -I/..* (B): A summary ; of each candidate's , receipts,; in dollar amount and: percentage / terrns, 
■ : I'iby the size of the* donation i: including donations of. $500 or more; ; donations of $250 or 
■■; ; mprp but less> than $500; donations ,of $100 or more. but less; than $250; and donations of 
■j-',v less than $100; ;■■ - t : ; ; , : v . , .;■; ; " ,r-K. ; v"- :^\)lr f v *U / >:■.<-■ m 
&■> '(C)' The" total amount of* & ^candidate's receipts^ arid expenditures* "for primary and 
-'general elections, respeetive^^ ^ > >■ ■■ '<■- u,r.<::-< : '. : ' • ./' 

1 ; J ;(D) : A suriiniary of each "camftdatej's iexpenditures, in dollar amount ; and percentage 
1 terms, by operating Expenditure's, transfers t6 other authorized committees, loan repay- 
; ments, and refunds of con^ft " '' ; ' _ M ^ r \ ; "■ [ 

, (E) A summary ,qf the receipts and expenditures of political, exploratory, inaugural, 

transition, and legal, defense, comn^tteeSji using categories considered appropriate by the 

Director of Campaign Finance; .;-..;-..,: r r ■,.:"/.-■<■ ^ ■.-*■; *■ 

<8) * Make audits and field iinvestig&tions with respect to reports and staterrients filed 

■; under this title^and with respect to 'alleged failures to file any report or statement' required 

under the provisions of this title; and v ' ", i 

" rj: '(9) Perform such other duties as' ffi^ Elections Board may require. J 
, Sec. 3Q5. r Distnct of Coluni^^ ... „. | );S r 

jOn ;or .after the. effective tdate of this .act, the District "o^ColumbiaB^ard o% Elections and 
Ethics established under Title I of the Election Code^ shall;, be ;knowaMs the District of 
Columbia Board of Elections and shall have^the powers, ,duties^and l fpnctiqns.as provided in 
that title, in any other law in effect on the date iirimediately preceding the effective date of 
this act, and in this title. Any reference in any law or " regulation' 'to'tHe District" of Columbia 
Board v of i Elections and ;Ethics shall, On > arid s after the effective date rof this act^ be deemed to 
refers to; the District XDf Columbia Board of Elections; m n i; r ;^L v. v 
Sec. 306. Advisory opinions. ; - : ' '' :? : -^-^ ■>- *' ■"■■^' , : ■ -- n :ii "- s "'- j ; 

(a)Uponi application made by v ahy iridividiial KBldirig 1 public office^ any c^rididate, any 
person who may be a potential registrant under this title, or any political, exploratory, 
inaugural* transition, or legal defense cdmmittee, the Elections Board shall provide within a 
reasonable period of time an advisory opinion, with respect to any specific transactions or 

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activity inquired of, as to whether such transaction or activity would constitute a violation of 
any provision of this title or of any provision of Title I of the Election Code over which the 
Elections Board has primary jurisdiction. The Elections Board shall publish a concise 
statement of each request for an advisory opinion, without identifying the person seeking the 
opinion, in the District of Columbia Register within 20 days of its receipt by the Elections 
Board. Comments upon the requested opinions shall be received by the Elections Board for 
a period of at least 15 days following publication in the District of Columbia Register, The 
Elections Board may waive the advance notice and public comment provisions, following a 
finding that the issuance of the advisory opinion constitutes an emergency necessary for the 
immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety, welfare, or morals. 

'(b) Advisory opinions shall be published in the District of Columbia Register within 30 days 
of their issuance; provided, that the identity of any person requesting an advisory opinion 
shall not be disclosed in the District of Columbia Register without his or her prior consent in 
writing. When issued according to rules of the Elections Board, an advisory opinion shall be 
deemed to be an order of the Elections Board. 

SUBTITLE B. CAMPAIGN FINANCE COMMITTEES. 

Sec. 307. Organization of committees. 

Political, exploratory, transition, and inaugural committees, which are established pursuant 
to this subtitle, shall be subject to the following requirements: 

(1) Each committee shall file with the Director of Campaign Finance a statement of 
organization within 10 days after its organization. The statement of organization shall 
include: 

(A) The name and address of the committee; 

(B) The name, address, and position of the custodian of books and accounts; 

(C) The name, address, and position of other principal officers, including officers and 
members of the finance committee, if any; 

(D) The name and address of the bank or banks designated by the committee as the 
committee's depository or depositories, together with the title and number of each 
account and safety deposit box used by that committee at the depository or depositories, 
and the identification of each individual authorized to make withdrawals or payments out 
of each account or box; and 

(E) Other information as shall be required by the Director of Campaign Finance, 

(2) Any change in information previously submitted in a statement of organization shall 
, be reported to the Director of Campaign Finance within the 10-day period following the 

change. 

(3) Any committee which, after having filed one or more statements of organization, 
disbands or determines it will no longer receive contributions or make expenditures during 
the calendar year shall so notify the Director of Campaign Finance. 

(4) Every committee shall have a chairman and a treasurer. No contribution and no 
expenditure shall be accepted or made by or on behalf of a committee at a time when there 
is a vacancy in the office of treasurer for the committee and no other person has been 

' designated and has agreed to perform the functions of treasurer. No expenditure shall be 
made for or on behalf of a committee without the authorization of its chairman or treasurer, 
or their designated agents. 

(5)(A) For every contribution and expenditure of $50 or more for or on behalf of a 
committee, a detailed account shall be submitted to the treasurer of a committee on 
demand, or within 5 days after receipt of the contribution or expenditure, of the amount, 
the name and address (including the occupation and the principal place of business, if any) 

• of the contributor or the individual to whom the expenditure was made, and the date of the 
contribution or expenditure. For an expenditure, the account should also include the office 
sought by the candidate on whose behalf the expenditure was made. 

(B) The treasurer or candidate shall obtain and preserve receipted bills and records as 
may be required by the Elections Board. 

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'■<■ .< (6) Mir funds of a committee- shall be segregated from, and may- not be commingled with, 
?>• any 'personal- funds of officers, 'members,* or associates'. of tke'committee. : v^<^''v, -, 

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^J^r^B/^.^omr^^^-^Ti^.- each candidat^e^acce|fting contributions or making expenditures, 
shaliydesignate in ? the , registration statement required under .sectipn ,307 or 312,,one orrmqre 
national. banks located in the. E>i§tnct of Columbia as the depository, or depositories of thai 
committee or .candidate.. P;; E,aqli committee or candidate shall maintain: a qheieliing.aqcQiint, or 
accounts at such depository or dejjosifcori^s and shall deposit any contributions r^ceiyed.Jby 
the committee or candidate into thataccount pr .accounts. No expenditures uia^.be' made, by 
a committee or candidate except % check' "drawn payable /to the person to ' whom the 
expenditure 1 is being made ori : ihat accouritor account^, other than petty cash expenditures as 
provided in subsection i"0) of this section. ','■; "." ■ ' (> '• '] .'" , ;.' ,k 

" (b) A committee \or 'qarididiate.'iiia^ maintain a petty .cash fund put of which may be made 
expenditures riot' in excess of $5Ci to any person in connection with a single purchas^ or 
transaction. A record of petty cash receipts and disbursements shall be kept in accordance 
with requirements established by the Elections Board, and statements and reports of 
expenditures shall >be furnished' to the' Director of Campaign Finance as it may require. 
Sec. 309. Reporting. 

.. (a) .The following individuals shall file, with the Director of Campaign Finance, and with the 
principal campaign committee, if applicable, reports of receipts and expenditures on forms to 
be prescribed or approved by the Director of Campaign Finance: 

, (1) The treasurer of each political committee supporting, a candidate; 

(2) The treasurer of each political committee engaged in obtaining signatures- on any 
initiative, referendum, or recall petition, pr engaged in promoting or opposing the ratifica- 
tion of any initiative, referendum, or recall , measure placed before the 'electors of the 
District tif Columbia^ and ekch candidate required' to register under" this title; and 

' l (3) The treasurer of each exploratory, inaugural, and transition committee. 

(b) The , reports shall be filed on . the . , 1 0th day , of March, ? . , June, . August, , Qctober, and 
December in the 7 months preceding the d^te on .which^ arid in each year during which, an 
election is held for the office sought, and bn ; the 8th^a^next preceding the date on which the 
election is held, and also by the^lst day of/Januaiy,'6reach year. In addition, the reports 
shall be filed on the '3lst day of July 'of each year 'in which there is no election. Thexeports 
shall be complete as of the date prescribed by the Director of Campaign Finance, which shall 
not be more than 5 days before the date of filing, except that &ny contribution of $200 or more 
received after the closing date prescribed by the' Director Of- Campaign Finance for the last 
report required to be/filed before the election Shall be reported within 24 hour's after its 
receipt. 

(c) Each report under this section shall disclose';- ■'•• ; 

(1) The amount of cash on hand at the Hegirinin^ of the reporting, period \' 

(2) The full name arid' mailing address, including the occupation and the principal place of 
business, if airy,, of each ^person who has made one or more contributions to;, or; for a 
committee" 'or; candidate, .including the purchase /of; tickets for events' 'such 'ks^'dinriers, 

1 luncheons,' rallies, and similar fundraisirig events, within /the' calendar year in an Aggregate 
amount or value in "excess" of $50 'or more, together with the 'amount and date 1 of' the 
cbritributidns; ' v .<■■ ■■--,.„ < v <■'- T;: ' iJ ^ ii ^ !: ^ ,: " V UiXl 

(3) The total sum of individual contributions made to or for a committee or candidate 
during ;the\ reporting period and riot 'reported under paragraph (2) i , of this, subsection; 

(4) Each loan to pr from < any person within the calendar year in an aggregate amount or 
. ,,, values ,-p$ $50 or, more, together with thevfulL names, and mailing, addresses (including the 
] ' occupation, and the ^principal place ^business, if ; anv); of the lender and .endorsers, - ; if any, 

and/the date and amountof the lpans; ? and : ,..-■■■:.'■ , -\ ■ \> , -. .-.i>,.--:. - . 

(5) The net amount ofproceeds from: /; , . ;, ,■ *■ , - 

L (A) The sale of tickets to each 'dinner, luncheon, rally, 7 -and 1 other fundraisirig events 
organized by a committee; > , mv*t : 

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(B) Mass collections made at the events; and 

(C) Sales by a committee of items such as political campaign pins, buttons, badges, 
flags, emblems, hats, banners, literature, and similar materials; 

(6) Each contribution, rebate, refund, or other receipt of $50 .or more not -otherwise listed 
under paragraphs (2) through (5) of this subsection; 

(7) The total sum of all receipts by or for a committee or candidate during the reporting 
period; 

(8) The full name and mailing address (including the occupation and the principal place 
of business, if any) of each person to whom expenditures have been made by a committee or 
on behalf of a committee or candidate within the calendar year in an aggregate amount or 
value of $10 or more, the amount, date, and purpose of each expenditure, and the name and 
address of, and office sought by, each candidate on whose behalf the expenditure was made; 

(9) The total sum of expenditures made by a committee or candidate during the calendar 
year; 

(10) The amount and nature of debts and obligations owed by or to the committee, in a 
form as the Director of Campaign Finance may prescribe, and a continuous reporting of its 
debts and obligations after the election when the Director of Campaign Finance may 
require until the debts and obligations are extinguished; and 

(11) Other information as may be required by the Director of Campaign Finance. 

.(d). The reports to be filed under subsection (a) of this section shall be cumulative during 
the calendar year to which they relate, but where there has been no change in an item 
reported in a previous report during the year, only the unchanged amount need be carried 
forward. If no contributions or expenditures have been accepted or expended during a 
calendar year, the treasurer of the committee or candidate shall file a statement to that effect. 

(e)(1) A report or statement required by this subtitle to be filed by a treasurer of a 
committee, a candidate, -'dr by any other person, shall be verified by the oath or affirmation of 
the person filing the report or statement. 

(2) A copy of a report or statement shall be preserved by -the person filing it for a period 
to be designated by the Elections Board in a published regulation. ., 

(3) The Elections Board shall, by published regulations of general applicability, prescribe 
the manner in which contributions and expenditures in the nature of debts and other 
contracts, agreements, and promises to make contributions or expenditures shall be 
reported. The regulations shall provide that they be reported in separate schedules. In 
determining aggregate amounts of contributions and expenditures, amounts reported as 
provided in the regulations shall not be considered until actual payment is made. 

Sec. 310. Principal campaign committee. 

(a) Each candidate for office shall designate in writing one political committee as his or her 
principal campaign committee. The principal campaign committee shall receive all reports 
made by any other political committee accepting contributions or making expenditures for the 
purpose of influencing the nomination for election, or election, of the candidate who designat- 
ed it as his or. her principal campaign committee. The principal campaign committee may- 
require additional reports to be made to it by any political committee and may designate the 
time and number of all reports. No political committee may be designated as the principal 
campaign committee of more than one candidate, except a principal campaign committee 
supporting the nomination or election of a candidate as an official of a political party may 
support the nomination or election of more than one candidate, but may not support the 
nomination 'or' election of a candidate for any public office. 

(b) Each Statement (including the statement of organization required under section 307) or 
report that a political committee is required to file with or furnish to the Director of 
Campaign Finance under the provisions of this subtitle shall also be furnished, if that political 
committee is not a principal campaign committee, to the principal campaign committee for the 
candidate on whose behalf that political committee is accepting or making, or intends to 
accept or make, contributions or expenditures. 

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(c) The treasurer of each political committee which is a principal campaign-committee, and 
each candidate, shall, receive all reports and.statements. filed with or ^furnished to.it or him or 
her by other political committees, consolidate, ^and furnish the reports and statements to the 
Director of Campaign Finance, together with"" the reports and "statements of the principal 
campaign committee of whicfrhe or' she is treasurer or" which' was designated : by him op her, 
in accordance with the provisions of this 1 Subtitle- arid regulations prescribed%y the' Elections 
Board. -. .,.- .. . .■■;._.:>..■, : ^j^ ; ^^ - u '?.^v.- -■ -.<-.**- f -|. -■;.. \ . : v? :\ 

Sec. 311. Specific requirements for statements of organization filed by political coiiimit- 
tees. . v ,, < a> : f : -,= < ■ ,.';:.:v > ■ ; . Mw ■:■( J ''", ; \--^:^U ^ : r.-,i ■■;<;.. >■ ■ 

< In addition to 'the statement of : 'organisation' s£t fdrth' in sectipri'307, each ; political 
committee shaU r also file the following infdrmatiori witK-tlfe Director 'of 'Campaign Finahce 
within 10 ' ! days 1 after the political 1 committee^ "organization: ; '[' 

(1) The riariies, addresses, and relationships of affiliated' or connected organizations; 

(2) The area; scope, or jurisdiction of the political committee; 
.., .^ r (3^ The, name, .address,, office sought, ancl p^rty affiliation of;. 

! ^ (A) >.E ; ach candidate whom the : committee: is supporting; and , < 

{ i ' (B) Any' L 6ther individual, if any, whom the cdmmittee is supporting for nomination for 
election or election, to any public office' whatever; or, if the committee is supporting the 
entire ticket of any party, the name; of the party; or, if the committee is supporting or 
opposing any, initiative pr. referendum, the summary statement and short title of . the 
initiative or ^ferendfuinV prepare^ 'in accordance .with sectioji 16 of the Election Code; or, 
5 if the committee is supporting^ or oppdsing any recall measure, 'the name and office of the 
^ public official whose recall" is, _sought or opposed in accordance with section 17 of the 
VElectiori.Code; .. , J \- '.?.',. \ '-,,' /'',..,/ -J']. ,'.'■" ■. \.-l i \ !.,V : . ..",,.- ... .,', 

. r (4) ,A statement whether the political committee is a continuing ^ne; and 
\i j n> (5) ; . Tfrei disposition of residual funds which will be made ■, io. the; e^ent of dissolution. 
Sec. 312. Registration statement of candidate; depository ihforniatidn. J ,yV ' : ' " r '" 

(a) Each individual shall, within 5'dayS of becoming a candidate, or within 5^ days of the day 
on which he or she, or any person' authorized by him 'or her te'dd so, 'has received a 
contribution .'Or^made an expenditure an connection;- with his or her campaign mot fdr the 
purposes of preparing to undertake his or her campaign, file^with the Director* -of Campaign 
Einanqea^registration; statement iri a form prescribed by the Director^of. Campaign Finance. 

' (b) ' Tn addition, candidates shall provide ' the" Director of Campaign Finance the^name ; $nd 
address of the can^i^ v depository or depositories 'designated by that candidate, tdgeth'er 
with the title and riumb& of each account arid s'afety^epdsit^box used by that candidate at 
the depository or depositories, and the identification of each: individual authorized to make 
withdrawals or payments out of the account or box, and other information as shall be required 
by the Director of 'Ckriipaign Finance. % ^ v ...,;... 

^ Sec. 313.;, Reports by others than committers' and candidates. , . - ■,.. , . , ± ; 

Every person (other than a cdihmittee or candidate) who makes cbritributidris^br/experidir 
tures, other than by 1 contribution to a committee or candidate, in'ah a'gpegafe amoiint of $50 
or more within' a calendar year shall file with the Director of Canipaigri^Firiaridfe a statement 
containing the inforriiation required by section 309. J Statements r'e^u^ed by this section shall 
b§ fileld on the dates on which reports by coriimittees are filed, but rieed nbt be : cumtdative. 

t Sec ; 3^.4. Exemption for tptalrexpense^ under |500.v ; ..' .,r, i: ■ i<Z-l v 

Except for the provisions of section 1 !312(a), the provisions of this subtitles shall oiot apply to 
any candidate who anticipates spending, or spends tess than $500 in anyone el&ction and who 
has; not designated a principal cariipaigri cpmmitfee. On thg ( 15th day ■ Befpre the Hate ofthe 
election in which the candidate is ■ entered,, and oh the 30th aay^ ajter the datd.of the election, 
the candidate, shall certify to the director of Campaign Finance that he or she has hot spent 
riiore than $500 in the election^ '\. >l f / ■ ■ : , , . . , 

Sec. 315. Identification of campaign literature, i ^.-., .»■■■ - •' \ * ' 



2012 Legislation Law 19-124, § 319 

(a) All newspaper or magazine advertising, posters, circulars, billboards, handbills, bumper 
stickers, sample ballots, initiative, referendum, or recall petitions, and other printed matter 
with reference to or intended for the support or defeat of a candidate or group of candidates 
for nomination or election to any public office, or for the support or defeat of any initiative, 
referendum, or recall measure, shall be identified by the words "paid for by" followed by the 
name and address of the payer or the committee or other person and its treasurer on whose 
behalf the material appears. 

(b) Each committee and candidate shall include on the face or front page of all literature 
and advertisement soliciting funds the following notice: "A copy of our report is filed with the 
Director of Campaign Finance of the District of Columbia Board of Elections.". 

Sec. 316. Candidate's liability for financial obligation incurred by a committee. 

No provision of this subtitle shall be construed as creating liability on the part of any 
candidate for any financial obligation incurred by a committee. For the purposes of this 
subtitle, and Title I of the Election Code, actions of an agent acting for a candidate shall be 
imputed to the candidate; provided, that the actions of the agent may not be imputed to the 
candidate in the presence of a provision of law requiring a willful and knowing violation of this 
subtitle or Title I of the Election Code unless the agency relationship to engage in the act is 
shown by clear and convincing evidence. - " : ;i ; 

Sec. 317. Specific requirements for reports of receipts and expenditures by political 
committees. .'■■.'-. 

(a) Each report submitted to the Director of Campaign Finance pursuant to the require- 
ments set forth in section 309 shall also disclose the name and address of each political 
committee or candidate from which the reporting committee or the candidate' received, or to 
which that committee or candidate made, any transfer of funds, together with the amounts 
and dates of all transfers. . . ■ ; 

(b) In the case of reports filed by a political committee on behalf of initiative, referendum, 
or recall measures under this section, the reports shall be filed on the dates as the Elections 
Board may by rule prescribe, but in no event shall more than 4 separate reports be required 
during the consideration of a particular initiative, referendum, or recall measure by any 
political committee or committees collecting signatures, or supporting or opposing the 
measures. 

Sec. 318. Fund balance requirements of exploratory committees. 

(a) Any balance in the exploratory committee fund shall be transferred only to an 
established principal campaign committee, political committee, or charitable organization in 
accordance with D.C. Official Code § 47-1 803. 03 (a) (8). ' 

(b) Exploratory committee fund balances shall not be deemed the personal funds of any 
individual, including the individual seeking elective office. 

Sec. 319. Aggregate and individual contribution limits of exploratory committees. 

(a) 4 Exploratory committees shall not receive aggregate contributions in excess of: 

(1) $200,000 for a Mayoral exploratory committee; 

(2) $150,000 for a Chairman of the Council exploratory committee; 

(3) $100,000 for an at-large member of the Council exploratory committee; 

(4) $50,000 for a Ward Councilmember or President of the State Board of Education 
exploratory committee; and 

J- (5) $20,000 for a member of the State Board of Education exploratory committee. 

(b) Exploratory committees shall not receive individual contributions in excess of: 

(1) $2,000 for a Mayoral exploratory committee; 

(2) $1,500 for a Chairman of the Council exploratory committee; 

(3) $1,000 for an at-large member of the Council exploratory committee; 

(4) $500 for a Ward Councilmember or President, of the State Board of Education 
exploratory committee; and 

(5) $200 for a member of the State Board of Education exploratory committee. 

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Sec. 320. - Contributions to exploratory; committees. , 

' When ' an ' individual 'decides to run £ for ' 'office and ' becomes a : candidate, ■ contributions 
received during the exploratory period shall apply ;to»the campaign contribution limits for { te 
candidate as provided under section 533.^ ', ' o < v ; n<- - y 

The duration of an exploratory committee shall not exceed 18 months for any one office. 
Once a candidate's exploratory !: (cpmmittee reaches, the maximum duration of 18 months, the 
candidate shall file' a, declaration , of candidacy and foim.a 'principal political' ,; campaign 
committee or terminate the exploratory committee'. , j ; <■.■,■■/* 

Sec. 322. Contributions, to inaugural committees,. : l( ■ ,,. : r 

No person^ shall make any contribution to. oi\f or an (inaugural committee which, and the 
Mayor shall not receive any contribution £a br',fbr an inaugural committee from any person 
which, wlien aggregated with all" other,, contributiohs'.tc). or 'for, the inaugural, jsomjtiiftee 
received rroiii such person, exceeds $10,000 in an ^ag^egate ^amount;,, provided,' that the 
$10,000 . limitation; ^sliM hot apply to contributions .made by : the Mayor ' for the purpose of 
funding l)is or her bw^hau^ral!cpr^ District of Columbia. [ 

Sec. 323. Fund balance requirements for inaugural committees. ... v 

; ;;Any ( : ,baiance= in:the inaugural committee fund shall be transferred only to a nonprofit 
organization, within the meaning of section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, operating in 
good standing in the District of Columbia for a minimum of one calendar year before the date 
of v ahy; transfer, or to,.a eoristituent-semce progr^ to. section 338. 

, Sec. . $24. .? Duration of an inaugural committee, r ■- < v.: - ■ > . i ; - ■• < 

An inaugural committee shair terminate ho later than 45 -days ; from the beginning of the 
term of the new Mayor or Chairman, except that the inaugural committee may continue to 
accept contributions -necessary rto. ?retire <the -debts, of the; .committee. u u \ ■■ ,■ t , . ■ * . . ' 

^-Sec. 325; '" Fundbala'rice-requi^^ .■■:■*■;.■■■..> ^ ■■:■■■. 

Any 'balance in ; the;' transition ' committee " fund shall" ; .be /transferred 4 only * to a \ nonprofit 
organization vrilM section 501(c) of the Xntj^nal Revenue' C^^ operating in 

good standing in tiie 'District of Columbia for a minimum of one calendar year ifefore the date 
of any transfer, or to a constituent-service program pursuant to section 338. 

Sec. 326. Contributions to transition committees. ''"■' ' .' i; 

* 1 '.°(§)' .; No person shall 'make any contribution to or for. a trarisitibn 'committee which, and' the 
Mayor' shall riot receive ' any' cbhtributibp i$ or 'ifoif. d transition bominittee from any person 
which, when aggregated with all other contributions to or for the' transition committee 
received" from' the person; exceed $2,00b'in^% aggregate ahiduhtr'prbyided, that the $2,000 
limitation shall not apply to contributions riiade by the Mayor for the^purpose'bf funding' his 
or her own transition committee within the District \ of Columbia; j ; 

(b) No person 'shall makemny contribution -'to; a 'transition committee which, and the 
Chairman of the Council shall not receive any contribution; to a transition committee from any 
person which, when aggregated with all other contributions to the ti;an^ition committee 
received from the person, exceeds $1,000 in an aggregate mi'ourit; ^provi^ed^ that the $1,000 
limitation shall not apply' to contributions iriade by the Chairman of the ■'Council for the 
purppse : of funding, his 'or her - k own transition committee,,; within the Distiiiet^qf^ Columbia. 

Sec. 327. Duration of a transition committee; restriction on formation. ''■' ' * , ' 1 \--'^ 

(a) A transition coriimittee shall teMiria^e-riaiater-tliari 45 j days- fro'm the' beginning of the 
term of the : new Mayor or Chairman, ;; except that the .transitipa committee may, continue to 
accept contributions necessary to retire the debts of the committee. 

(b) Notwithstanding this subtitle^ no transition ^committee may be organized jf ; an appropri- 
ation pursuant to section 446 6f ^tiie Home Rule .Act has been approved. ' 

SUBTITLE C/ LEGAL 'DEFENSE FUNDS. VI. ;.,.., 

Sec. 328. Legal defens&'coinmittees ^organization; v 

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(a)(1) One legal defense committee and one legal defense checking account shall be 
established and maintained for the purpose of soliciting, accepting, and spending legal defense 
funds, which funds may be spent to defray attorney's fees and other related costs for a public 
official's legal defense to one or more civil, criminal, or administrative proceedings. No 
committee, fund, entity, or trust may be established to defray professional fees and costs 
except pursuant to this section. 

(2) Attorney's fees and other related legal costs shall not include, for example, expenses 
for fundraising, media or political consulting fees, mass mailing or other advertising, or a 
payment or reimbursement for a fine, penalty, judgment or settlement, or a payment to 
return or disgorge contributions made to any other committee controlled by the candidate 
or officer. 

(b) Each legal defense committee shall file with the Director of Campaign Finance a 
statement of organization within 10 days after its organization, which shall include: 

(1) The name and address of the legal defense committee; 

(2) The name, address, and position of the custodian of books and accounts; 

(3) The name, address, and position of other principal officers; 

(4) The beneficiary of the legal defense committee and checking account; 

(5) The name and address of the bank designated by the committee as the legal defense 
committee depository, together with the title and number of the checking account and 
safety deposit box used by that committee at the depository, and the identification of each 
individual authorized to make withdrawals or payments out of each such account or box; 

' anc * 

(6) Other information as shall be required by the Director of Campaign Finance. 

(c) Any change in information previously submitted in a statement of organization shall be 
reported to the Director of Campaign Finance within the 10-day period following the change. 

(d) Any legal defense committee which, after having filed one or more statements of 
organization, disbands or determines it will no longer receive contributions or make expendi- 
tures during the calendar year shall so.notify the Director of Campaign Finance. 

(e) Any balance in the legal defense committee fund shall be transferred only to- a nonprofit 
organization, within the meaning of section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, operating in 
good standing in the District of Columbia for a minimum of one calendar year before the date 
of any transfer, or to a constituent>service program pursuant to section 338. ■ 

Sec. 329. Legal defense committees— contributions and expenditures. ; 

(a) Each legal defense committee shall have a chairman and a treasurer. No contribution 
and no expenditure shall be accepted or made by or on behalf of a legal defense committee at 
a time when there is a vacancy in the .office of treasurer for the committee and no other 
person has been designated and : has agreed to perform the functions of treasurer. No 
expenditure shall be made for or on behalf of a legal defense committee without the 
authorization of its chairman, or treasurer, or their designated agents. 

(b) Every person who receives a contribution of $50 or more for or on behalf of a legal 
defense committee shall, on demand of the treasurer, and in any event within 5 days after 
receipt of the contribution, submit to the treasurer of the committee a detailed account 
thereof, including the amount, the name and address (including the occupation and the 
principal 1 place of business, if any) of the person making the contribution, and the date on 
which the contribution was received. All funds of a legal defense committee shall- be 
segregated from, and may not be commingled with, any personal funds of officers, members, 
or associates of such committee. 

(c) The treasurer of a legal defense committee, and each beneficiary, shall keep a detailed 
and exact account of: 

(1) All contiibutions made to or for the legal defense committee; 

(2) The full name and mailing address (including the occupation and the principal place 
of business, if any) of every person making a contribution of $50 or more, and the date and 
amount of the contribution; : 

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(3) All expenditures made by..: or oh behalf of /the legal defense committee; and? : ,; 

' r (4) The full name and mailing address 6neludihg^he occupation' anil the principal place 

'. of 'business, if any) of every person to whoriariy expenditure is made, the' date and amourit 

thereof;' and; ffie riariie and address of, arid .office sought by, each candidate on whose ftffialf 

such expenditure was made; :; ; '^ ;"'*■-.. .■ > ■:• • -, >- 

(d) The treasurer or beneficiary shall obtain and preserve such receipted bills. and records 
asriiay%reijufr^^ '' " : " '; ' M ,.';','-.., 

(e)(1) No person -shall w^ a legal .defense committee which, 

when aggregated with all other contributions tQ.or, for the legal defense committee received 
from the person, exceeds $10,000 in an aggregate amount; provided, that the $10,000 
limitation shal^not apply to contributions made by f a public ^official for the purpose of funding 
his or ''her own legal r defensW cbmmittee within the District of Columbia. 'V '■''" 

(2) No contributions to a legal defense committee shall be made by, a lobbyist or 
registrant or by a person acting on behalf of me lobbyist or registrant. 

(3) A legal defense committee shall riot accept a contribution from' a lobbyist or 
registrant or by a person acting on behalf of the lobbyist' or registrant. , '•' 

Sec. 330. Desijgriation of legal d^fens'e depositories; 

. feacn r legal def^e cbmriiittee accepting contributions;^ liking expenditures shall desig- 
nate in 1 the registration statement required under' section 32S^bne or more- banks located in 
the District of Columbia as* the legal defense depository or depositories of that legal defense 
Gommltt&e.' Etach cbhimittee shall riiaintairi a checking account' &r accounts at the depository 
or depositories and shall deposit any contributions received by the committee into that 
account or accounts;- No expenditures may be made by a' committee except by check drawn 
payable to ^heperson to whomithe expenditure ipbeing^made^onjt^ataqcount. ^ ;. ■, 

Bed. 331; Reports of receipts and expenditures by legal >'d^&iseGomiMtges^ ' k '> V 

ii] (a> The treasurer of each legal defense^ committee -shall files with theY Director of Campaign 
Finance^ arid with the Applicable principal campaign committee} repbrt& -of receipts and 
expenditures bri forms tb be prescribed br^apprbved by the'DifectorbfGampai^ Finance. 
The r^eportsrShallbe filed wjthin.SQ days^after the committee's' organization and every 30 days 
thereafter dn each year. The reports shall be complete as of a s date as, prescribed by the 
director of Campaign Finance, which .shall not be more than,5 days before the date qffiling, 
except that any contribution .of $20Q or more received after the closing date preseribediby the 
Director of Campaign Finance for the last report required, to be filed befpre the election ( shall 
be reported within 24 hours after its receipt. 

Ob) Each report under this section shall, disclose;! ; ; '.. - . ,'. 

.^•(l).j'The amount of cash on <hand at the beginning of the reporting period; 

(2) ffiie full ri occupation and the principal place 

,? of business, if any) of each : ^rson' whp has 'made' ;one y or 'hlore contributions to or for a 
committee within the calendar year in an 1 tiggregsiie f ambunt br value in excess j of $50 br 
: more^together with 1 the amount and -date ; of the<coritributionsV" * * ' -<\ v 

' : ;(3) The' t'otar suhi of individu^ 'cb^ a: committee or. candidaile 

during the ^reporting period, and hpi/repc/ried /Under paragrapfi (2) of this sUlbsectibri; 

; . (4) Each loan to or from any^person within the calendar yeai^in an aggregaj^ amount or 
vajueg of $50 or more, togethei: with. the jiull names and -mailing addresses (including, the 
occupation and the principal ( pjace of .business, ;if any) of the lender and. endorsers^ if any, 
and the date and amount of the loans; ' T l,i -' r ,,...,,. ^; r, 

Svi$). The total sum of all receipts, by or ; :f or a committee during the reporting period;; v ... 

(6) The full name and mailing address (including the occupation and the principal place 
of business, if any) of each person to whom. expenditures; have been made by &• committee or 
on behalf of a, committee, within the calendar year in an aggregate amount .or value of $10 

f prmbre;..: ,;,/,,;,; . Vl ;:; : V? '^ : &.'Z/ l >\SJ« ^ '■■^ : . : - : 'V^ : ^ ; '"V, '■ ~' 

(7) The total sum of expenditures made by a committee during theicalendar year; v, 

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(8) The amount and nature of debts and obligations owed by or to the committee, in a 
form as prescribed by the Director of Campaign Finance; and 

(9) Other information as may be required by the Director of Campaign Finance. 

■(c) The reports to be filed under subsection (a) of this section shall be cumulative during 
the calendar year to which they relate, but where there has been no change in an item 
reported in a previous report during such year, only the unchanged amount need be carried 
forward. If no contributions or expenditures have been accepted or expended during a 
calendar year, the treasurer of the legal defense committee shall file a statement to that 
effect. 

Sec. 332. Formal requirements for reports and statements. 

(a) A report or statement required by this subtitle to be filed by a treasurer of a legal 
defense committee shall be verified by the oath or affirmation of the person filing the report 
or statement and by the individual to be benefitted by the committee. 

(b) A copy of a report or statement shall be preserved by the person filing and by the 
individual to be benefitted by the committee for a period to be designated by the Elections 
Board in a published regulation. 

(c) The Elections Board shall, by published regulations of general applicability, prescribe 
the manner in which contributions and expenditures in the, nature of debts and other 
contracts, agreements, and promises to make contributions or expenditures shall be reported. 
The regulations shall provide that they be reported, in. separate schedules* In determining 
aggregate amounts of contributions and expenditures, amounts reported as provided in the 
regulations shall not be considered until actual payment is made. 

(d) Any legal defense committee which, after having filed one or, more statements of 
organization, disbands or determines it will no longer receive contributions or make expendi- 
tures during the calendar year shall so notify the Director. 

(e) All actions of the Elections Board or of the United States Attorney for the District of 
Columbia to enforce the provisions of this subtitle must be initiated within 5 years of the 
discovery of the alleged violation of this subtitle. 

SUBTITLE D. CONTRIBUTION LIMITATIONS. 

Sec.333. Contribution limitations. : - .- 

(a) No person shall make any contribution which, and no person shall receive any 
contribution from any person which, when aggregated with , all other contributions received 
from that person relating to a campaign for nomination as a candidate or election to public 
office, including both the primary and general election or special elections/exceeds; 

(1) In the case of a contribution in support of a candidate for Mayor or for the recall of 
the Mayor, $2,000; • 

(2) In the case of a contribution in support of a candidate for Chairman of the Council oir 
for the recall of the Chairman of the Council, $1,500; , -.■...■.■ 

(3) In the case of a contribution in support of a candidate for member of the Council 
elected at-large or for the recall of a member of the Council elected at-large, $1,000; 

(4) In the case of a contribution in support of a candidate for member' of the State Board 
of Education elected at-large or for member of the Council elected from a ward or for the 
recall of a member of the State Board of Education elected at-large or for the recall of a 
member of the Council elected from award, $500; 

(5) In the case of a contribution in support of a candidate for member of the State Board 
of Education elected from an election ward or for the recall of a member of the State Board 
of Education elected from an election ward or for an official of a political party, $200; and 

(6) In the case of a contribution in support of a candidate for a member of an Advisory 
Neighborhood Commission, $25. 

(b)(1) No person shall make any contribution in any one election for Mayor, Chairman of 
the Council, each member of the Council, and each member of the State Board of' Education 
(including primary and general elections, but excluding special elections), which when 

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combined with all othencontributions^ m&delby that person- in that election *to candidates and 
political committees exceeds $8,500: . a ..."'< o. 1 '- / ■■■■<'■-. ■■■■ , . >. , ; x . tl % , 

(2) M 'contributions to a candidate's principal , political committee shall be treated as 

. contributions to the candidate and;shall be subject to the contribution limitations contained 

in this section. , , ,- >,.>,; . ■. ,.,._ t . t - ;y r ,,, *> ,»:-.j . -.^ -, \ a 

"(c): In. no case shall any person receive or 'make ''toy contribution iri'ifegtfl teiifler'in an 
ambuiit of $25 or mor&. - ■■* ;x :' ' ' v ■'■ '■'' l -> 1 "■-.■ ■- ; - :i ^ ^ '^ 

r:-i? f " : ,?">..,,,.■ .■.■'■■ .' .■■,,■- '..''(*■;■."■ \v<v. a '^o' t ... ... ■ , ,->■■" - % . ■ "■ a\ 

(d)(1) No person shall make contributions to any one political committee in anyj.,Qne. 
election, including primary and general elections, but excluding special elections, which, in the 
aggregate, exceeds $5,000. ""'' v r > e. ^ 

.', .(2) For the purposes of this subsection, the term "political committee" does, nqt include 

an individual" ...... , „ . ''\,.; ■■/>< K . -,\,.v.-' .--.»'■ u- ^ v- ■ ■;'■ -■- 

(e)-N6 person shall make a contribution^ or cause a contribution to be made- in- the name of 
another person, and no person shalLknowingly accept a contribution made by one person in 
the name of another person. 

--' '(f) Any expenditure made by any persbri advocating the election or defeat of any candidate 
fori-offibe which- is liotnlade at" : the v re(jUiSst-S]? f "Su^gestion of the candidate, any agent of the 
candidate, or aniy political ^6mi^tt^ ; Authorized 1 by <the candidate to make expenditures or 
receive icontributions for the candidate is^' hot considered a contribution to or an expenditure 
by or^dn behalf of the candidate for- the 'purposes of the limitations specified f ih this-section. 

(g) All contributions made' by any person directly or indirectly to or for the benefit of a 
particular candidate' or-tMfc candidate's 'political committee, which are in any way earmarked, 
encumBered/or otherwise directed through an'ihtermediary or conduit to that candidate or 
political committee, shall be treated as contributions from i^at person' to that candidate or 
political "committee, and 'shall be subject .to 1 " the limitations 'established by this section. 

Xh)(l) No candidate or member of the immediate famiy of a candidate may make a loan or 
advance from his or her personal funds for use"' 'in connection with a campaign of that 
candidate for nomination for election, or for election, to a public office unless that loan or 
advance is evidenced by a written instrument fully disclosing the'termsrconditions, and parts 
to the loan or advance. The amount of any loan or advance shall be included in computing 
and applying the limitations contained in this section only-tio the extent of the balance of-the 
loan or advance' that is unpaid at^the time 1 of determination;, r* Jj : ( .;•. x'r 

(2) For the purposes 1 , 4 of tliis "' subsection; tlie tevtri ''imitiediatie jtoi^' l m-eahs" the 
' candidate's spouke 3 parent, brother, sister^ or child/ arid, the /spouse of a candidate*s]par;ent, 
brother, sistei, or cfiild. "' n . "' "'"' ' ~" r \ iV ' i ' v " ' 1 : ' t: , i "" J .'. itA """ ' 

(i) No contributions made to support or oppose initiative or ref erenduirr measures, shall jbe 
affected by thermovisions of this section, ■ <, ,, ,. . ,, t t . , : . 

Sec. 334. Partnership contributions. "'■- - -" - 3 ^ Y - ->• •:•*>'*' ■■■•'* ) ->>.-' ^ -,/ 

1 (a)' A cohtributioh l3y> 

,, r .(1), In, direct : proportion, to his ; or her-, .share of the partnership profits, apcording to 
*. ip^tru^tions^hat^shall JDe provided by the „ partnership to the political conimittee or 
Candidate; -;pr . ^ ; - .;, '-«: ^ .- ■■••■;-, yr " " : ■ ■•. • ' '■-. 
(2) By agreement of the partners, as long as: J f r. ; 

' ;' (A!) ^Orily tiie profits of , the pai , thers i to whom the'" contribution is attributed are reduced 
(or;losses increstsed); and' ; ^ " ; ' ; , .' ' ,. -'. 

(B) These partners'- profits are, re^uped ; (or losses increased) ■ in ^proportion to the 

contribution attributed to eacn of them. ' , / -/.;>: //■ 

»(b,):A^ contribution' by i a 'pai'tnership' shall not exceed the /limitations on » contributions 
pursuarittd' this, subtitle; No portion of such contribution may be made from the profits of a 
cor|por^i6nvth^i&ia'parther.^w j r^:-. ■ r^.. ■ >v ■.? ; v r: . :> t ;v \*-a'. ■ 

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SUBTITLE E. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND ENFORCEMENT. 

See. 335. Penalties. 

(a)(1) Any person who violates any provision of subtitles A through E of this title or of 
Title I of the Election Code may be assessed a civil penalty by the Elections Board under 
paragraph (2) of this subsection of not more than $200, or 3 times the amount of an unlawful 
contribution, expenditure, gift, honorarium, or receipt of outside income, whichever is greater, 
for each such violation. Each occurrence of a violation of subtitles A through E of this title 
and each day of noncompliance with a disclosure requirement of subtitles A through E of this 
title or an order of the Elections Board shall constitute a separate offense. 

(2) A civil penalty shall be assessed by the Elections Board by order only after the 
person charged with a violation has been given an opportunity for a hearing, and the 
Elections Board has determined, by decision. incorporating its findings of facts, that a 
violation did occur, and the amount of the penalty. Any hearing under this section shall be 
of record and shallbe held in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act . 

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of this subsection, the Elections 
Board may issue a schedule of fines for violations of subtitles A through E of this title, 
which may be imposed ministerially by the Director of Campaign Finance. A civil penalty 
imposed under the authority of this paragraph may be reviewed by the Elections Board in 
accordance with the provisions of paragraph (2) of this subsection. The aggregate set of 
penalties imposed under the authority of this paragraph may not exceed $2,000. 

(4) If the person against whom a civil penalty is assessed fails to pay the penalty, the 
Elections Board shall file a petition for enforcement of its order assessing the penalty in 
the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The petition shall designate the person 
against whom the order is sought to be enforced as the respondent. A copy of the petition 
shall be forthwith sent by registered or certified mail to the respondent and his attorney of 
record, and if the respondent is a political, exploratory, inaugural, transition, or legal 
defense committee, to the chairman of the committee, and then the Elections Board shall 
certify and file in court the record upon which the order sought to be enforced was issued. 
The court shall have jurisdiction to. enter a judgment enforcing, modifying, and enforcing as 
so modified, or setting aside, in whole or in part, the order and the decision of the Elections 
Board or it may remand the proceedings to the Elections Board for further action as it may 
direct. The court may determine de novo all issues of law, but the Election Board's 
findings of fact, if supported by substantial evidence, shall be conclusive. 

(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, any person who violates any of the 
provisions of subtitles A through E of this title shall be fined not more than $5,000, or shall be 
imprisoned for not longer than 6 months, or both. 

(c) Any person who knowingly files or causes to be filed any false or misleading statement, 
report, voucher, or other paper, or makes any false or misleading statement to the Elections 
Board, shall be fined not more than $10,000, or shall be imprisoned for not longer than 5 
years, or both. 

, (d) Prosecutions of violations of subtitles A through E of this title shall be brought by the 
United .States Attorney for the District of Columbia in the name of the United States. 

(e) All actions of the Elections Board or of the United States Attorney for the District of 
Columbia to enforce the provisions of subtitles A, B, D, and E of this title must be initiated 
within 6 years of the actual occurrence of the alleged violation. 

Sec. 336. Prohibition on the use of District government resources for campaign-related 
activities. 

(a) No resources of the Distinct of Columbia government, including the expenditure of 
funds, the personal services of employees during their hours of work, and nonpersonal 
services, including supplies, materials, equipment, office space, facilities, and telephones and 
other utilities, shall be used to support or oppose any candidate for elected office, whether 
partisan or nonpartisan, or to support or oppose any initiative, referendum, or recall measure, 
including a charter amendment referendum conducted in accordance with section 303 of the 
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(b)(1) This s;ec]tipn;shalL not prohibit : the Mayor* the Chairman and members of the Council, 
or the President and members of the State Board of Education from expressing their views 
on a District of Columbia election as part of their official duties. ■ ' ■' = ••''■" j ' 

i' j (2) " This subsection shall riot Be construed to authorize any - member of #he" ^staff of/ the 
Mayors the Ghairman'arid^niembersi of ;the Council, 'or the President and members of<the 
State* Board of Education^ or any other-employee of the. executive or legislative ibranehuto 
engage im any activity* to tsupporfr or \ oppose any candidate for elected office, whether 

; partisan or nonpartisan', an initiative, referendum* or recall meaSure^during their hours of 
worlc^ or.the use of any- rionpersonal services,^ including supplies, materials, ; equipment, 
office space, facilities^ telephones .and other utilities^ to support or oppose an initiative, 

^referendum, or recall matter.: ,.,,, r. (1 ., ^ . ^ 

Sec. 33?, 'Document under oath. ^ ri -. ! ,, ■ ; v •?..!■/ ;.) 

(a) Not^thstaridingj any other prdvisiohs of this 'title, neither the Elections Board, or any 
of its officers "or 1 em^oyeesy nor the 1 Director'bf Campaign Firiahce, :, or any /of his or her 
officers or employees, : may require that a document be 1 sworn under bath : tiriless 'the Elections 
Board arid Director of-Campaigh Finance- maintain at the place of receipt of siich documents 
and 'during' regular business^ days and, hours j adotary public to administer, such oaths. 

^) (; If jhd^siich notary p documents for which an 

path is requested may, in lieu thereof, affirm by" their agnaturethat their statements /are true 
under penalfebf section ( 3i35. - 1 "" ;1 " ■' ' l * ■■ : "- '■■* i '"■'■^■■' T ■'■-<■ l "u <' ■-;■>■■ 

; ' t ;\/ [ ; SUBT^TL^F. CONSTITUENJ^MlCES. . 

'See. 338. e Constituent services- ; "■ ' j ^ ' . : ; - / J|f { ' 

-(./(a) The Maypr, the phairmanof the Council, and .e&ch jnember of ^ ^the , CouncH may 
establish constituent service programSj within the District. The Mayor, tiie Chairman o| the 
<Gouncil r 4nd,ej^,.me^b?r 1 of the' Co.uncU may finance " ^, operation. pf^egepp 
(^rrtributions , t frqm ",. persons; p^oyided, that cpntributions Received -' by the Mayor, the Chair- 
man of ,the,CQunql r anjd each;member of t^a.pp^^^o.-iiQt exceed an aggregate amount of 
|i|P,O L 0$;vm year. .The Maybr> ^Chairman of the Council,y-and, each 

member l; of the Council may expend a ...m^mi^ r .pf ^^O^bQp in any one/ calendar year for 
constituent service programs.,, ^ No perspn shall -make/ any cqnfribution w%^ 
Mayor, the Chairman of the Council, nor any member of /the .Qouncil; shall ^receive; . any 
contribution from any person which, when aggregated with all other contributions received 
frpm'such p^rsoitf exce^3 ; $50^ 'shall 

ribt apply to cbntrfo^ Mayor, the Chairman of'ihe -Council, ; br any meinbe^ 

of the Council for the purpose of funding his 1 or Her own" constituenVserVice' program. The 
Mayor^ the Chairman of the Councili; land each member bf the iCouncilcshall file a quarterly 
reporkbf air contributions received and monies/ expended in accordance with this subsection 
withitljieiDirectbr of Campaign Finance;;:* i ;-. iV ^ v t-<-r; 

(b)(1) Funds raised pursuant to this section shall be expended only for an activity, service, 
or program rwhichitprovide's ;<emergencyj informational, charitable, 1 scientific, -educational, 
medical, or .recreational ; services to the residents j of the District qf /Columbia and which 
expenditure accrues, to the primary benefit of residents of the District of Columbia, j f ■ , , 

! m;.(2) Allowable expenditures include: ..'*■ / -'>■'■ aria, /j -/^/t 

(A) Funeral arrangements; |! v ' v '■ Ij -n 

' K,;A (B)' Emergency housing arid other fiecessities of life; ,f v ' * ' t r „ 

,(C) Past due utility payments; , . rr . . , - 

.. . , ■ (P) Food and refreshments or an in-kind equivalent on infrequent .Occasions; - T * ; „ t . 

' (E) Community events Sponsored by the^ ebristito erit^em^ entity 

'' other than the i District government; and ' T ' : r l ii: ' ' : - m "' i -''" 

(F) Community-wide ; events. , lir , ( .-■ ,-,..,., .,.'- ^ ., .. t 

(3) Disallowable expenditures include: ! i/ < :i /.W ;v, ; 

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(A) Promoting or opposing, as a primary purpose, a political party, committee, 
candidate, or issue; 

(B) Fines and penalties inuring to the District; 

(C) Any expenditure of cash; 

(E) Sponsorships for political organizations; and 

(F) Any mass mailing within the 90-day period immediately preceding a primary, 
special, or general election by a member of the Council, or the Mayor, who is a candidate 
for office. 

(c) Upon the request of any member of the Council, the Mayor shall provide the member 
with suitable office space in a publicly owned building for the operation of a constituent- 
service program office located in the ward represented by the member. Each ai>large 
member of the Council shall be offered constituenl>service office space located in a' ward of 
the member's choice. Members ■ shall be provided with space of approximately equivalent 
square footage, and in similar proximity to commercial corridors and public transportation, 
where practicable. The space provided shall also be easily accessible by persons with 
disabilities or persons who are elderly. Any space provided shall not be counted as an in-kind 
contribution. Furnishings, equipment, telephone service, and supplies to this office space 
shall be provided from funds other than appropriated funds of the District government. 

(d) Every constituent-service program shall have a chairman and a treasurer. No contri- 
bution and no expenditure shall be accepted or made by or on behalf of a constitueni>service 
program at a time when there is a vacancy in the office of its treasurer and no other person 
has been designated and has agreed to perform the functions of treasurer. No expenditure 
shall be made for or on behalf of a constituent-service program without the authorization of 
its chairman or treasurer or their designated agents. 

(e) Contributions of personal property from persons to the Mayor or to any members of 
the Council or contributions of the use of personal property shall be valued, for purposes of 
this section, at the fair market value of the property, not to exceed $1,000 per calendar year 
at the. time of the contribution, Contributions made or received pursuant to this section shall 
not be applied against the limitation on political contributions established by section 333. 

(f) All contributions and expenditures made by persons to the Mayor, Chairman, of the 
Council, and each member of the Council as provided by subsection (a) of this section, and all 
expenditures made by the Mayor, Chairman of the Council, and each member of the Council 
as provided by subsection (a) of this section^ shall be reported to the Director of Campaign 
Finance quarterly on forms that the Director of Campaign Finance shall prescribe. The 
forms must prescribe itemized reporting of expenditures. All of the record-keeping require- 
ments of this title shall apply to contributions and expenditures made under this section. At 
the time of termination, any excess funds shall either be used to retire the debts of the 
program or donated to an nonprofit organization, within the meaning of the Internal Revenue 
Code, and operating in good standing in the District of Columbia for a minimum of one 
calendar year prior to the date of donation. 

(g) Activities authorized by this section may be carried on at any location in the District; 
provided, that employees do not engage in constituenl>service fundraising activities while on 

du ty. 

(h) Violations of this subtitle shall be subject to the penalties set forth in section 221 

TITLE IV. AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE ACT. 

Sec. 401. The District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 
777; D.C. Official Code § 1-201.01 et seq.), is amended as follows: 

(a) Section 401 (D.C. Official Code § 1-204.01) is amended by adding a new subsection (e) 
to read as follows: 

"(e)(1) By a 5/6 vote of its members, the Council may adopt a resolution of expulsion if it 
finds, based on substantial evidence, that a member of the Council took an action that 
amounts to a gross failure to meet the highest standards of personal and professional conduct; 

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Expulsion- -is, the mbskisevere punitive action, serving as a penalty imposed for egregious 
wrongdoing. Expulsion results in the removal of the member. Expulsion should be used in 
cases in which the Council determines that the violation of law,,cpmmitted by a member is of 
the most serious nature, including those violations that substantially threaten the public trust. 
To protect the exercise of official member duties and the overriding principle of freedom of 
speech, the Council shall not impose expulsion on any member for the; exercise 6f his or her 
First Amendment^ right, no matter how distasteful the expression of that right was to the 
Council and the District, or inthe official exercise of his or her pffice* . :, ,. ;: 

"(2) The Council shall include in its Rules of Organization procedures for investigation, 
„ and, consideration of, the.expulsion of a member,". ..., , , . M , y 

*(b)i Section 402'(D,C. Official Code >§ 1-204.02) is amended by striking the phrase "to be 
held; and (d)i holds" f and inserting the phrase "to be held; (d) has not been convicted of a 1 
felony while Abiding the office? and(e) holds" in) its- place. -^ ' ' ' ■ •■<■*. :a 

(§ ■ Sfectidri 421(c)(1) (B.C. Official;Cade § ' i-204.2i(c)(I))' is amended by striking the phrSs^ 
".to be held; and ..(G) is" and insetting £h^ phrase "to be held; * (G) has not been convicted of a' 
felony while holding ! 'the office; £hcl(D) is" in its place. 1 ' ° f . ' \ ' ; ~ 

iri' ■ -TITLE V. .CONFQRMINS; AMENDMENTS AND REPEALERS. 

Sec.501. Conforming. toenSments and repealers. 

(a) The Open Government O&cie. Act, effective March 31, 2011 (D.C. Law 18-350; D.C, 
Official Code § * 2-591 Mseq.)j is amended as follows: \ ,! 

,(1);; Section 502 (D.C. Official Code § 2-592) is amended teread as follows: 
"Sec. 502. Establishment of the District of Columbia Open Government Office. 
, "The District' of Columbia Open Government Office ("Open "Govbrnment Office") is estab- 
lished as an independent office within ffie ,Boiard J df EtTiicfs ^nd^ Government Accountability to 
prombt&;;^ in the District"^ and unexpended 

kpproprjiatidnsjof the Open Government Offi^ o£ Etnics and 

Government Akcomtalrility;"; " -'■" ;l s lil " " ! " cSl i ' i * : '- i ' * ' '■** '' U '- A ""*' 

;./■ (2) Secfioii 504(a,) r (D.C. Official Code § ' 2^$£(a))'is amended to read as follows: t ' 

■■■.■^;. .i>" p .v..i. \ ;:' ;■' :. .' . <: : \ - '■■■■■ ; (a u-> % '. -:s.i: 'l< v ■■■■). .1 -■,,' i.;^h M" ,: i;-.-' ■ 
^^"(^/^^.Open^yeiTimen^Office shall be headed by y a? Director appointed by the Roaycl of, 

Ethi<3S: and Goyernm§nt Accountability to :serv^ a 5^e^r term." ^.^ ;sf :, , r \.v.;- i: . - 

(b) Title D^.of Article VI of the Rules fbr^thei Council of the Districtt;of Columbia, Council 
Period 19 Resolution of 2011, effective January 3, 2011 (Res. 19-1; 58- OCR 211), is amended 
to read as follows: J - n ^ ^ ';.:-.: ' . „■• • "':- ^ v ; : "' >'■ ■ '' ■■■" 

4 "DV CENSlft^ : REPRIMAND, ANF EXPULSION PROCEDUES. ' v '-' 

^51/ AD.HSacbMMITTEE^ \f ; ' ; ' U ' |V ; ! 

"(a) An ad hoc committee shall be established for .the purposes of considering evidence of a 
violation of the Cqde of. Conduct, policy, or law and making recommendations, for further 
action. An ,ad *lioc committee, shall be established by, request of any 5 merpbers of "the 
Council, or tf a member is c^ 

"(b) The ad hoc committee shall be composed of 5 members appointed by the Chairman or, 
if the Chairman is the subject of the request or'Etliics Board sanction, by ihe'&nairmari Pro 
Tempore. The committee shall not include the member making the request or the member 
who is the subject of the request. :, 'The' 'Committee's proceedings' may' be conducted in 
executive session in accordance with Council Rule 504, except that its recommendation for 
further action shall b'e made public. ;'"-■ t;iffV * :v ' \ ./ *V ;ii "'': ' ;*'.', ' : 

"(c) No penalty pursuant to Rules feWahd 656, shall be impoged unless first recommended 
byan-adhdc-committeebf^Couhcili : ' ' ; ' v * ■ r 

"652. AD HOC COMMITTEE INITIATED BY AN ETHICS BOARD CENSURE ' l 
"(a) Ah ad Koc committee shalFbevestablished by ^ the Council within 72 hours of v a censure 
of one of its members by the Ethics Board, or as soon as practicable. An ad hoc committee 
shall consider the findings. of.:the Ethics Boai'd, conduct an 'investigation- if .warr-antedij} and 

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report its findings and penalty recommendations, if any, to the Council within 45 days of 
being convened. The penalty recommendations may include: 

"(A) Reprimand; 
"(B) Censure; or 
"(C) Expulsion. 

"(b) The Council shall meet to consider the recommendation within 7 days of receiving the 
recommendations from the committee. 

"653. AD HOC COMMITTEE BY REQUEST. 

"(a) A request for censure or expulsion of a member of the Council may be submitted to 
the Secretary by any 5 members of the Council. The request shall ■ contain the specific 
charges on which the proposed sanction is based. - • 

"(b) The Secretary -.shall deliver a copy of the request for an ad hoc committee and the 
charges to each member of the Council at least 48 hours prior to the first meeting of the 
committee at which the request will be first considered. ...-:. 

"(c) The committee's proceedings may be conducted in executive session in accordance with 
Council Rule 504. The committee shall 'permit testimony from both the member making the 
request and the member subject to the request and shall determine whether: 

"(1) Further investigation of the charges is required to determine if a hearing is 
warranted; 

"(2) The matter is to be set for a hearing; or 

"(3) No further action should be taken with respect to the request. 

"(d) If the committee determines no further action should be taken with respect to the 
request, the committee shall report that to the Council at its earliest opportunity. If the 
committee determines that further investigation is required, the. committee shall conduct an 
investigation and report a summary of its proceedings and its findings, along with penalty 
recommendations, if any, to the Council at its earliest opportunity. The penalty recommenda- 
tions, if any, may include: ;. ,.-.-, 

"(A) Reprimand; 

"(B) Censure; or 

"(C) Expulsion. 

"(e) If the committee does not report its recommendation and findings to the Council 
within 90 calendar days of the receipt of the request to convene the committee, the matter 
shall be sent to the Council for its consideration. 

"(f) Upon receipt of the report of the committee, or at the expiration of the time for the 
committee to report to the Council, the Chairman shall place the matter on the Council's 
agenda to determine whether or not a -hearing is warranted. If the Chairman decides to set 
the matter for a hearing, it shall be scheduled for no sooner than one week after the 
determination to hear the matter. Written notice of the hearing shall be delivered in person 
to the member of the Council who is the subject to the request or to the member's Council 
office at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled hearing. 

"(g)(1) The hearing shall be conducted by the^ Chairman or, if the Chairman is the subject 
of the hearing, by the Chairman. Pro Tempore. At the hearing, the member of the Council 
who is the subject of the request shall be given the opportunity to make an opening and a 
closing statement, to call witnesses on his or her behalf, and to question his or her accusers. 
The member who is the subject of the request may be represented by a persons of the 
member's choice whether or not the person is an attorney at law and may have that 
representatives speak or question witnesses on the member's behalf. 

"(2) The questioning or cross-examining of witnesses may be reasonably limited by the 
chair of the hearing. 

"(3) Testimony shall be taken only from, witnesses having direct knowledge of facts or 
circumstances relevant to the specific charges under consideration. 

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> :"(4) <The rules M- evidence and judicial procedure applicable in courts of laiw shall not be 
applicable to this hearing, and the procedures shall be^generally inforjmah 

"(h) Notwithstanding any other provision of this rule, the Chairman, pursuant to an 
authorizing resolution, may appoint any person or a standing or special committee to perform 
any investigation required by the rule. 

"654. REPRIMAND. 

"(a) A reprimand is a formal statement of the Council o&iaHy disapproving the conduct of 
one of its members. A reprimand shall be^directed^to a particular member of the Council 
based on a particular action or set of actions that' is determined 4 tb be in violation of the 
Council's Rules, law, or/ policy, but isr considered to be not sufficiently serious to require 
censure. A reprimand is distinguished ' from censure^ in that its" is not punishment or discipline 
and, therefore, does not require an investigation orhearing. / j v 

"(b) The Council may :adopt a resolution of reprimand in the same manner as- provided for 
the adoption^of any resolution; provided, that therCouncilmember whodsithe subject'of the 
resolution is permitted to speak in his or her defense prior to action on the motion, for 
adoption iF of,, the .resolution. The fact that the , Councilmember who is the subject of a 
r^rima^,dbes r nptv choose .to reaporicl to the resolution or does not attend |he meeting at 
whicfi the resolution ' is to be . adopted shall no ; t^ adopting the 

resolution; provided, "that the' Councilmember" had actual notice of the inclusion of the 
resolution "on the stgeihda and had a reasonable oppbrtunity te attend the meeting. 

"655. CENSURE. 

"(a) Censure is a formal statement of the Council officially disciplining one of its members. 
It is a punitive action, which serves as a penalty imposed for wrongdoing, but it carries no 
fine or suspension of the rights, of the member as an elected official; Censure should bemused 
for cases ; in - which the*. Council determines that the violation of law or : policy is' a serious 
offense. To protect the - overriding principle of freedom of speech* the Council shall/ not 
impose, censure on any member for the exercise Of his/ or her Firsts Amendment right j no 
miatter: how- distasteful the expression of -that right was -to the Gpuncil ,and the District. 
Nothing in this rule shall be construed to prohibit the Council, as a t)ody,^from condemning 
and expressing its strong disapprobation. , rv _ r r 

"(b)(1) The Council, by a 2/3rd vote, of its members present and voting, may adopt a 
resolution of censure if it finds, based on substantial evidence, that a Councilmember took an 
action that amounts to a gross failure to meet the highest standards 6f personal and 
professional conduct. , , r . ' >^ ■'■■■■•-■.: " 

■ivtfiH(2) Substantial evidence Is proof that 'a Reasonable person wo'uld accept as adequate to 
support a conclusion or decision in favor of censure, l '" ' "' - ;m ^ ' ^ 



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"656. EXPULSION. ■ , ..- : ; o-oy:. 

! 9 "(a) .Expulsion is the most severe punitive .actio-n, serving as a, pen^ty 4 m P9S?d % 
egregious wrongdoing. Expulsion results in ; the removal rof; the member. Expulsion, should 
be, us§d for cases; in -jvhich the Council determines, - ; that the violation of law isof Jhe mos^ 
serious naturp, including those . violations that ^ubstanti4Jy ; threaten the -public L trust. Tp 
protect the exercise of official councilmember duties and tha-overriding principle of freedpm 
of speeeh, ; the Council , shall not impose expulsion on any member for the exercise of his or her 
First /'!^ehi^tet; right, nb matter how distasteful 3Ke ; ;'|exiirfessioh of th^t right 'was, to' the 

Council and the Bisfect, or in the official exercise of fe 3 v ° u h ' ,' 

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"(b)(1). The Qouncil, ]by a 5/6; vote of its members, may adopts resolution, pf, expulsion^ it 
finds, based on substantial ..evidence,- .-that a Councilmember topic, an action that ampunts tp a 
gross failure to meejt the highest standards of personal and professional conduct. ; 

"(2) Substantial evidence is proof that a* reasonable person would accept as adequate to 
< ; .support ,a conclusion pr f decision; in favor- of expulsion;". t ,: < , , ■, ; 

(c) The District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978, 
effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-139; D.C. Official Code § 1-601:01 etseq*)?® amended 
as follows: ■ > .■-- '•■ ; '■■,;'?■-■■■'' "■-' " V 'V" ■' '■ ' ; — -"■'' ■ '-">■ 'i-^^^-i - n -- 

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(1) Section 301 (D.C. Official Code § 1-603.01) is amended by adding a new paragraph 

(14A) to read as follows: 

"(HA) "Public official" means: 

"(A) A candidate for nomination for election, or election, to public office; 

"(B) The Mayor, Chairman, and each member of the Council, of the District of 
Columbia holding office under the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 777; D.C. Official Code § 1-201.01 et seq.); 

"(C) The Attorney General; 

"(D) A Representative or Senator elected pursuant to section 4 of the District of 
■ Columbia Statehood Constitutional Convention Initiative of 1979, effective March 10, 1981 
(D.C. Law 3-171; D.C. Official Code § 1-123); 

"(E) An Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner; 

"(F) A member of the State Board of Education; 

"(G) A person serving as a subordinate agency head in a position designated as within 
the Executive Service; 

"(H) A member of a board or commission listed in section 2(e) of the Confirmation Act 
of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Official Code § l-523.01(e)); and 

"(I) A District of Columbia Excepted Service employee paid at : a rate of Excepted 
Service 9 or above, or its equivalent, who makes decisions or participates substantially in 
areas of contracting, procurement, administration of grants or subsidies, developing 
policies, land use planning, inspecting, licensing, regulating, or auditing, or acts in areas 

■ of responsibility that may create a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of 
interest; and any additional employees designated by rule by the Ethics Board who 
make decisions or participate substantially in areas of contracting, procurement, adminis- 
tration of grants or subsidies, developing policies, land use planning, inspecting, licensing, 
regulating, or auditing, or act in areas of responsibility that may create a conflict of 
interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest". 

(2) Section 406(b)(4) (D.C. Official Code § l-604.06(b)(4)) is amended as follows: 

(A) Strike the phrase "District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics" both times 

■ it appears and insert the phrase "Board of Elections" in its place. 

(B) Strike the phrase "D.C. Code, sec. 1-1151" and insert the phrase "section 302 of 
the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive 
Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011, passed on 2nd reading on December 20, 2011 
(Enrolled version of Bill 19-511)" in its place. 

(3) Section 1801 (D.C. Official Code § 1-618.01) -is amended as follows: 

(A) Subsection (a) is amended by striking the' word "employee" and inserting the 
phrase "employee, member of a bo^rd or commission, or a public official" in its place. 

(B) Subsection (a-1) is amended by striking the word "employee" and inserting the 
phrase "employee, member of a board or commission, or a public official" in its place. 

(C) New subsections (a-2) and (a-3) are added to read as follows: ..: 

"(a-2)(l) Upon commencement of employment, any person required to file pursuant to 
sections 224 and 225 of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment 
and Comprehensive ■ Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011, passed on 2nd reading on 
December 20, 2011 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-511) ("Filers"), shall be provided with an 
ethics manual and information about the Code of Conduct. 

"(2) No later than 90 days after commencement of employment, Filers shall certify that 
they have undergone ethics training developed by the District of Columbia Board of Ethics 
and Government Accountability. The required training may be provided electronically, in 

\ person, or both as considered appropriate by the District of Columbia Board of Ethics and 

.. Government Accountability. 

"(3) Filers shall certify on an annual basis that they have completed at least one ethics 
training program within the previous year. 

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"(a-3) Notwithstanding the penalty provisions of this act, any public official i who, knowingly 
violates any provision of subsection (a-2) of this section may be subject to an adverse 
performance action but not termination.". \:,v i 

(4) Section 1802 ., (D.C. ; Official Code §,1^618.02) is amended by ^striking the word 
"employee" and inserting the phrase "employee, member of a board or,, commission, or a 
' public official" in ( ilB place, ; l /;' ■' ]y ' m . ^ '*■'. ' ";;' ;;' : l ' ' " ' ; -- ; . /'■ ' ^ 

^(5)'Secti^ ■■..l"-.-". 

(d) The District of Columbia Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act, 
approved August 14, 1974,(88 Stat, 447; D,C. OffiQial Code § 1-1101.01 et seq.), is repealed. 

j ; ; (e) The District of Columbia. Campaign Contribution: Limitation Initiative of 1992, effective 
March 17, 1993 (D.C. Law 9-204; D.C. Official Cpcle § 1-1131.01 et "seq.), is repealed. 

(f) The Exploratory Committee Regulation; Amendment Act of 2007* effective February 2, 
2008 (D.C. Law 17-104; D.C. Official Code i l-ll^l.Ql etseq.% is repealed. _ ti 

(g) The District of Columbia Eleptiop Code.pf 195 t 5, approved August 12, 1955 (69 Stat. 699; 
D.C. Official Code § 1-1001.01 ei seqX is v amended as follows: 

(1) Section 2 (D.C r Official Code § il-1001,0?) is.amended as follows: 

(A) Paragraph (3) is amended by^striking the phrase "Board of Elections and Ethics" 
r : , $nd inserting the.phrase "Bpard,pf Elections" in its place,,,.,. >> 

i '(B) Paragraph (7) as amended by striking the phrase "sections 507 of' the > District of 

* ; Columbia^Canipaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act; approved August 14, 

- .1974,(88 Stat/464; D.C. Official Code § 1-U05.07), or section 70Lof the District of 

"Columbia Campaign and Finance; Reform and Conflict of Interest Act, approved August 

-;■„ 14, 1974 ; (88 Stat. 470; /D.GI Official Code § 1-1107.01)" and Inserting the phrase 

r "sections 232 and 335 of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establish- 

i ^ ment and Comprehensive? Ethics Reform "Amendment Act. of 2011, passed on 2' reading on 

December 20, 2011 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-511)" in its place; - - *' ? r, 

(C) Paragraph (15) is amended by sfrikihg the phrase "section 102(5) of the District of 
Columbia Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act, ; approved August 14, 
1974,(88 Stat.,446; D.C, qode,sec. 1^1401(5)) for, the purposes of this Act/- and inserting 
the phrase "section 101(44)^0^ the; jBpard [pf Ethics and ; G°y6rnment : Accounta]3ility 
Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Act ...of 2011, passed on 

2nd reading oh; pecembe r r 20/ 2011 (Enrolled Version of Bill 19-5 n)foiy&e purposes of 
""';' this act." in its^pia!6e. *'' '' l> V "■' :i ' \:*/l ,iJ ' '' '■■'■-. "'■ 

(2) Section 3 (D.C. Official Code § 1-1001.03) is amended as folioyvs; <;i . . 
(A) The section heading is amended by striking; the phrase "and Ethics". 

< , ■;■; (B) vSub^eption .(a) is.amended by striking the; phrase "and Ethics", k 

(3) 'Section 4 '(D.C. Offieial ; Code §' 1-1001.04)' is 1 'amended by striking the phrase "and 
■Ethics" in ■'ihe.ise'ction heading; vv- . ■; ^r v l-x '>■■* ■;.-;;: ... 

(4) Section 5 (D.C. Official 'Code § 1-1001.05) is amended as follows: > 

(A) The section hekding' is amended 1 by strikingihephrase wt ahd Ethics": ' 

-(B) Subsection (a)(I4t) is amended ; by ' spiking the ;f phrase "-District of Columbia 
Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Acfc,°fepprbyed August 14V 1974 (88 
Stat 447; D.C. Code, sec.- 1^1121 etseq.)" arid irisertifig^lie phrase ' f the B'bjaird of; Ethics 
and 'Government Accountability ^Establishment *and<-Compr^ 
Amendment Act of 2011, passed- dri 2nd 1 reading ori December 20^ 201/1 (Enrolled 1 version 
^UofBill 19-511)" iii itsplace. .■^^^^^■■; ^^rv^v. 

ci * - (£;y Subsection (f)(2) is amended by strifiirig the pM&sl? "seciiPri 102' of the District of 
-Columbia Campaign Finance^ Refbrfn atid Conflict of Interest Act, apftibved Au£usM4, 
3tat'447; D.C. Code, Secri-l45iy' ^'iriseMhg'ffiM phrase' ''section 101 Wjhe 



-" 1M ; (8S St£it:447; D.C; Code, Secrl-l45l5" ^^riseMhg'lil phrase' ''spetiori 101 W ;$he 
Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment ind' (3ompreHehsive 
Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011, passed.ion 2nd readings on December 20, 2011 

(Enrolled version of Bill 19-611)" in its place. -.-,,; ' j "-* : i irixr^.^i', ^ 

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(D) Subsection (g) is amended by striking the phrase "the District of Columbia 
Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1121 et seq.)" 
and inserting the phrase "the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establish- 
ment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011, passed on 2nd reading 
on December 20, 2011 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-511)" in its place. 

(5) Section 10(e)(1) (D.C. Official Code § l-1001.10(e)(l)) is amended by striking the 
phrase "Board of Elections and Ethics" wherever it appears and inserting the phrase 
"Board of Elections" in its place. 

(6) Section 16(b)(1)(A) (D.C. Official Code § l-1001.16(b)(l)(A)) is amended by striking 
the phrase "sections 204 and 206 of the District of Columbia Campaign Finance Reform 
and Conflict of Interest Act, approved August 14, 1974 (88 Stat. 451; D.C. Code,; sees. 
1-1414 & -1416)" and inserting the phrase "sections 307 and 309 of the Board of Ethics and 
Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Amendment 
Act of 2011, passed on 2nd reading on December 20, 2011 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-511)" 
in its place. 

(7) Section 17(i)(l) (D.C. Official Code § 1001.17(i)(l)) is amended by striking the phrase 
"sections 204 and 206 of the District of Columbia Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of 
Interest Act, approved August 14, 1974 (88 Stat. 447; D.C. Code, sec. 1-1401 et seq.)" and 
inserting the phrase "sections 307 and 309 of the Board of Ethics and Government 
Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011, 
passed on 2nd reading on December 20, 2011 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-511)" in its place. 

(h) Section 7(f) of the Official Correspondence Regulations, effective April 7, 1977 (D.C. 
Law 1-118; D.C. Official Code § 2-706(f)), is amended by striking the phrase "section 402 of 
the District of Columbia Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act, effective September 2, 
1976 (D.C. Law 1-79; D.C. Code, sec. 1-1443)" and inserting the phrase "section 338 of the 
Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics 
Reform Amendment Act of 2011, passed on 2nd reading on December 20, 2011 (Enrolled 
version of Bill 19-511)" in its place. 

(i) Section 4(a) of the Volunteer Services Act of 1977, effective June 28, 1977 (D.C. Law 
2-12; D.C. Official Code, § l-319.03(a)), is amended by striking the phrase "title VI of the 
District of Columbia Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act, approved 
August 14, 1974 (88 Stat. 465; D.C. Code, sec. 1-1101 et seq.)" and inserting the phrase 
"subtitles C and D of Title II' of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability 
Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011, passed on 2nd 
reading on December 20, 2011 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-511)" in its place, 

(]) Section 355 of the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Act of 1977, effective April 12, 
2005 (D.C. Law 15-341; D.C, Official Code § 4-1303.55), is amended by striking the phrase 
"sections 601 and 602 of An Act To regulate certain political campaign finance practices in the 
Distinct of Columbia, and for other purposes, approved August 14, 1974 (88 Stat. 465; D.C. 
Official Code §§ 1-1106.01 and 1-1106.02)" and inserting the phrase "sections 223 and 224 of 
the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive 
Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011, passed on 2nd reading on December 20, 2011 
(Enrolled version of Bill 19-511)" in its place. 

(k) The District of Columbia Statehood Constitutional Convention Initiative of 1979, 
effective March 10, 1981 (D.C. Law 3-171; D.C. Official Code § 1-121 et seq.% is amended as 
follows: 

(1) Section 3 (D.C. Official Code § 1-122) is amended by stinking the phrase "Distinct of 
Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics" and inserting the phrase "District of Columbia 
Board of Elections" in its place. 

(2) Section 4 (D.C, Official Code § 1-123) is amended as follows: 

(A) Subsection (a) is amended by striking the phrase "Board of Elections and Ethics" 
and inserting the phrase "Board, of Elections" in its place. 

(B) Subsection (d) is amended as follows: 

. (i) Paragraph (1) is amended by stinking the phrase "Board of Elections and Ethics" 
and inserting thephrase "Board of Elections" in its place. ".'/': 

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: i r -/ (ii)> Paragraph (3)is amehded as follows: - m 

' '.. iir! : ; '*(I) The lea:d-m language is aniehdedby ;stnkirig tKe ; phrase "Board of Elections 
"■ ./ (: " ami Ethics" and inserting the phrase '"Bc-arci 6? Elections" iri*its plaee| ; 

■ ,k'.j i..,! - j^jjy g u bparagrapli : (B) is ^mended by strijang the phr^e "Bb^d of Elections and 
Ethics" both" times it appears and inserting the phrase ^ "Boardi of Elections" in its 
: -■'-■■■place.-- ^-' ■-■-'■■ ' '■■■* '■" ■ ■ ■ ■ ' '■■■■ l ^--'- 1 ■'->' ■■*.'■ ■-■ 

"' ;i (C) Subsection te) is amehded by striking the phrase "sec$6ri :'j602(a) of the District of 
Columbia Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of interest Act, approved August 14, 
rv- 1^974' (88-Stat. 467; KG/Code,sec'; l-1462(a))" and inserting the phrase ^section '224 of 
,; the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive 
,£t ■Ethics' Reform Amendment Act of 20il| ; passed 1 oh 2nd reading oh v December 20^2011 
<■ (Enrolled version of Bill 19-511)" in its place. ^- J ^ I '- '/• ■ ■;— " 

;*'" ; jp), Subsection (g)(4) is amended by ^striking the phrase ^^tTictp^ Columbia Cam- 
paign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act, approved August 14, 1974 (88 Stat 
447; D.C, Code, sec. 1-1401 et seq.)" and inserting the phrase Title III of the Board of 
Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment a'ncl Conipreherisive Ethics Reform 

1 Amendment Act of 2011, passed on 2nd reading oh December 20, 2011 (Enrolled version 
ofBffll&-511)' ? in its place. / ^v ■/- ■■ / : ' • 

\ v ' (3) Section 5 (D, C. Official Code § W24) is aniended as follows; j. . " vf . : ,:.' . ; 

; ;1 (A); Subsection- (b) is amendecll?y striking, the phrase "Board of Elections and Ethics" 
, ; f and inserting the phrase "Board, of Elections" in its plaice. , ._ , 

'■',.; (B;)' Subsection (c) is amended by striking the phrase "Boar<J of. .Elections and, Ethics" 

V /and inserting the. phrase "Board of E]ections"Jnitspiace : ^..j' tl ^vr^^-jj,. 

i(- ><> (G) Subsection (e) is amended as follows: ■ r .;>,- . ■. . (^ -v.... .. T \* 

' ; .'*'** t ■(i^P^agraph (1) * is amended by striking the phrase 1 "the ' District of Columbia 

!lr 7Ii dampaign L -Firiance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act; approved 1 August; 14, 1974 (88 

Stat. 446; D.C. Code, sec. 1-1121 et seq. (1973 ed.))" ahd : insertinig the phrase ; "Title r 

- >.. , : Ill/of the BbardiOf Ethics -and: Government Accountability iEstablishm'ent and Compre- 

■:■:.! ^ hehsive Ethics .Reform Amendment Act of 2011, ^passed on 2nd reading on, December 

, ,20, 2011 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-511)" in its place. : ;-;;;r;,-.. ' - 

'" r! - (ii) Paragraph (3) is fj amended by striking the i phrase ! "Board of Elections ' and 
!j EtHics" arid inserting the 1 phrase "Board of Elections" in its piiace. 

(D) Subsection^h) is amended tfy : striking the phrase "Board 1 of Elections ancl Ethics" 
and inserting the phrase "Board of Elections" In its place/. , 

, (I) Section 4(d) of the Lay/ to legalize Lotteries* Daily Numbers Qames, and Bingo and 
Raffles for Charitable Purposes in .the District of Columbia; effective March f 10, ,1981 (D.C. 
Law 3 7 172; D.C. Official Code, §3-1323^ 402 of 

the District of Columbia, Campaign Finance; Reform ; md, Conflict ;of< Interest Act, approved 
August 14, f 1974 (88 Stat. 461; D.C. Code, sec. i-1443)" an^i^serting. tiie phrase "section 338 
of the Board of, .Ethics an(i;,Goyernment AccountabilityiEstablishment and Comprehensive 
Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011, passed on .2i\d Teading on December 20, 2011 
(Enrolled versipn of Bill 19-51 l)"in its place. ■.,......-. •• 

Am\ Section^ of. the Statehood Convention Procedural Amendments Act of j 1982, effeqtiye 
August 14, 1982 "(D.C. Law 4-138; D.C. Official Code § 1-135), is amended by striking ; th,e 
phrase, "District, pf Columbia Campaign, Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest^ Act, 
a$0jy$'A^ (88 Stat. 44^; ;. D.C; Code, ; sec^l-i401' v ^ :seq.)" ; and inse^ingthe 

phrase "Titie IIl6rthe Board of Ethics and' Goverhmeht Accpuhtability Esta^shmgiftand 
Comprehensive Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011, passed on 2nd reading on December 
20, 2011 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-511)" in its place. < J ' - s ' ' : 

r (h) * Title ■ 47^of the District of Columbia Official Code is amehded as ; f6Ucwsr 

(1) Section 47-391.08(a)(3) is amended b^si^ng ^j^ 
ing the phrase "section 223 of the Board' "of Ethics 1 and 'Government AccdUntability 
Establishment arid Comprehensive Ethics Reform Amendment Act 6f 2011, ^passed on 2nd 
reading on December 20, 2011 (Enrolled version "M Bill 19-51 l)".ih s its place; r.ih 

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(2) Section 47-2808(b) is amended by striking the phrase "§ 1-1104.03" and inserting the 
phrase "section 338 of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment 
and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011, passed on 2nd reading on 
December 20, 2011 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-511)" in its place. 

-■ (o) Section 201(f) of the School Modernization Financing Act of 2006, effective June 8, 2006 
(D.C. Law 16-123; D.C. Official Code § 38-2973.01(0), is amended by striking the phrase 
"section 602 of the District of Columbia Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest 
Act, approved August 14, 1974 (88 Stat 447; D.C. Official Code § 1-1106.02)" and inserting 
the phrase "section 224 of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment 
and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011, passed on 2nd reading on 
December 20, 2011 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-511)" in its place. 

(p) Article I of the Council of the District of Columbia Code of Official Conduct, adopted 
November 1, 2011 (Res. 19-281; 58 DCR 9717), is amended as follows: 

(1) Subsections (a), (b), (c), and (d) are amended to read as follows: 

"(a) No employee shall use his or her official position or title, or personally and substantial- 
ly participate, through, decision, approval, disapproval, recommendation, the rendering of 
advice, investigation, or otherwise, in a judicial or other proceeding, application, request for a 
ruling or other determination, contract, claim, controversy, charge, accusation, arrest, or 
other particular matter, or attempt to influence the outcome of a particular matter, in a 
manner that the employee knows is likely to have a direct and predictable effect on the 
employee's financial interests or the financial interests of a person closely affiliated with the 
employee. 

"(b) An employee other than an elected official may seek a waiver, and the prohibition in 
subsection (a) of this section shall not apply, if: 

"(1) The employee advises the employee's supervisor and the Ethics Board of the nature 
and circumstances of the particular matter; 

"(2) Makes full disclosure of the financial interest; and 

"(3) Receives in advance a written determination made by both the supervisor and the 
Ethics Board that: 

"(A) The interest is not so substantial as to be deemed likely to affect the integrity of 
the services that the government may expect from such employee; or 

"(B) Another legally cognizable basis for waiver exists. .;'.', 

"(c)(1) Any elected official who, in the discharge of the elected official's 'official duties, 
would be required to act in any matter prohibited under subsection (a) of this section shall 
make full disclosure of the financial interest, prepare a written statement describing the 
matter arid the nature of the potential conflict of interest, and deliver the statement to: 

"(A) In the case of a member of the Council, the Council Chairman; or 

"(B) In the case of an elected official other than a member of the Council, the Ethics 
Board. 

"(2) Any employee other than an elected official who, in the discharge of the employee's 
official duties, would be required to act in any matter prohibited under subsection (a) of this 
section shall: ; .. ..-■.■ 

"(A) Make full disclosure of the financial interest; 

"(B) Prepare a written statement describing the matter and the nature of the potential 
conflict of interest; and 

"(C) Deliver the statement to the employee's supervisor, and to the Ethics Board. . 

"(3) During a proceeding in which an elected official would be required to take action in 
any matter that is prohibited under subsection (a) of this section, the Chairman shall: 

"(A) Read the statement provided in paragraph (1) of this subsection into the record of 
proceedings; and 

"(B) Excuse the elected official from votes, deliberations, and other actions on the 
matter, :r , ...,^ r , r ~. 

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; "(4) No Couricilmember excused from votes/ deliberations, or- otheiv actions on r a matter 
shall in any way participate in or attempt to influence; the outcome "'of the particular matter, 
in a manner; that is likely to have a ^direct >and predictable effect on the 7 employee's financial 
interests or the financial -interests 7 of aa person^ closely affiliated with /"the -'employee. 

, , "(5) Upon receipt of "the stetememV*provided inrpai^agi-apji (2) of this ^subsection* the 
employee's ■supervisor shall assign.; (the^Tiiatter .to another employee/ who; does not haW a 
potential conflict of interest. -,<* ^,1 ' v .> ^h ■- Mv.- , ,-„■ v. -i., ■; *v.* . ■'■ 

"(d)(1) An employee shall not receive 1 any compensatibny salary, or , contribution to salary; 
gratuity, or any other "thing of value frbm any source other than the District government ftfr 
the employee's performance of official duties. "' ' " '■ 

"(2) No employee or member, of the employee's Household may knowingly acquire: 

"(A) Stocks, bonds,, commodities, i;eal estate, or other property, . whether held individu- 
ally or jointly, the acquisition of which could unduly influence or give the appearance of 
unduly influencing the employee in the conduct' of his' or her' "offlciaT duties and 
responsibilities; or ■■■■.,. . -. ^ '^n u ■■'■v^;,:,; ■:■■' 

; "(B) 'M interest in a business or commercial entei^prise thai is related directly to the 
7 employee's official duties, or which might otherwise be involved" in an Official action taken 
or recommended by -'the employee, or which is in any way related to matters over which 
: ' ? f the employee could wield any influence, official or otherwise^". ,.'■■>■- 

\ (2) Subsection (e)(5) is amended to\read as follows: e u .,]'" 

"(e)(5) "Person closely affiliated with the employee" means a spouse, dependent child, 
general partner, : a member of the employee's t household, or, an, affiliated organization.". 

, , TITLE VI. ; TRANSITION, PROVISIONS;, APPLICABILITY. 

Sec. 601. Transition provisions;, applicability. 

(a) Title II, Subtitles A and B shall apply as of the effective of this act except that neither 
the Ethics Bc-ard or' the' Director" of Government 'Ethics shall receive, investigate, or 
adjudicate violations of the Code of Conduct, or issue advisory opinions, conduct ethics 
training; or issue ethics mahuals'until October 1, 2012, ' -■<■ 

(b) Title II, Subtitle C shaff apply as of the "effective oif. this act except that the delivery of 
statements required by section 223(c)(2)(C)' shall be delivered to the Elections B bard until 

October li 2012. : vf- > ? h -U '■ ; ,t ,< , ' ' ' .- 

(c) Tide II,,Si^^ ' '" / '''\/.' ' ;;'";,;' 

(d) Title II, ^Subtitlei^E shalljajDply as ; of :the t effective date ■? of this . act except; : th at the 
enforcement of the provisions of Subtitle E shall be enforced by the Office of Campaign 
Finance until October 1,' 2012./" i0 '' / 

(e) Title HX* Subtitles A and iTshall apply as of the effective date of this act. 

(ft. Title s III,; Subtitle C shall apply .as of October 1,2012.^ i t .. ; , ,. ,. ,;■ 

(g)Title ? IIIj' Subtitle D shall apply r as of the effective date of this act. : ^ ' * 

(h) Title III, Subtitle E shall apply as of the r effective date of this act. 

. (i) Title III, Subtitle F, shall apply as of the effective date.oftiiis.act t i( ... ,.., 

<j) Title IV shall apply on its effective date as provided in se'ction $03 of the District of 
Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973,(87. Stat. 784; D.C. Official Code 
§ 1-203.03). *' " ' J ';.-"•] " , 

\\(k) Title V shall apply.as .of the effective date of this act, except thaj; section 501(c)(5) shall 
apply as of October 1, 20121. , ; ^ ' , ; 1 

(I ) This title shall apply as of the effective date of this act. " 

9 (m)^This<act shall apply r upon the inclusion of its fiscal effect in an Approved budget and 
financial plan. ■■<■■■ ^v 

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TITLE VII. FISCAL IMPACT AND EFFECTIVE DATE. 

Sec. 701. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 702. Effective date. 

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, this act shall take effect following 
approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to 
override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of 
the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat 813; D.C. 
Official Code § l-206.02(c)(l)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register. 

(b) Title IV shall take effect as provided in section 303 of the District of Columbia Home 
Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 784; D.C. Official Code ..§ 1-203.03). 

APPROVED: February 27, 2012. 
EFFECTIVE: April 27, 2012. 



UNIFORM COLLABORATIVE LAW ACT OF 2012 
Law 19-125 

Act 19-319 

AN ACT to amend Title 16 of the District of Columbia Official Code to enact the Uniform 
Collaborative Law Act to provide a statu to ry basis for an alternative dispute resolution 
procedure by which civil law disputes may be resolved expeditiously without the expense of 
litigation pursuant to a collaborative law participation agreement executed by the parties and 
their lawyers. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Uniform Collaborative Law Act of 2012". ^ v. 

Sec. 2. Title 16 of the Distinct of Columbia Official Code is amended as follows: 

(a) The table of contents is amended by adding a new chapter designation to read as 
follows: 

"40. Collaborative Law; Uniform Act y. 16-4001.". ' : , ? "' 

(b) A new Chapter 40 is added to read follows: '"]'...■". 

".CHAPTER 40. COLLABORATIVE LAW; UNIFORM ACT ; 

"Section r , . 

"16-4001. Short title. 

"16^002. Definitions. 

"16^003. Applicability. :■-■■.■ 

"16^004. Collaborative law participation agreement; requirements.: ', •;.; 

"16^005. Beginning and concluding a collaborative law process. ; 

"16^006. Proceedings pending before tribunal; status report. , ./..,-■ 

"16^*007. Emergency order. t y. : . ;; 

"16-4008. Approval of agreementby tribunal. <t ■.,*.■■ 

"16^009. Disqualification of collaborative lawyer and lawyers in associated law firm. ' 

"16-4010. Low-income parties. .-,y r -..,, ~.. 

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"16-4011. Governmental entity as party.; ; T-i c i' r ■ T uY 

"16-4012. Disclosure of information. 

'16-4013. Standards of professional responsibility, and mandatory, reporting not affected. 

"16^-4014. .Appropriateness' of collaborative law process. , xb .^.i v*^; .-. 

"16-4015. Coercive or violent Telatioriship.-'' ■> i A' '''*!<■■ :■'"-' 'A.'' ; • 

"16-4016. Confidentiality of collaborative law communication. ' * ' ' ■ rf 

"16^4017. Privilege against disclosure for collaborative law communication; admissibility; 
discover^ ; ' ' ■ v " ' ; v *"/'■' 

"16^4018. Waiver and preclusion of privilege, " ./.''. 

"16-4019. Limits of privilege.. ; ".'.,,;.; , ( , \; : r ' i\; 

"16^4020; Authority of tribunal in case of noncompliance. :; , v .•■■ , < 

"1(M021. Uniformity of application and coristruetioh. : 

"16-4022. Relation to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. 

"§ 16-4001. Short title. 

"This chapter may be cited as the "Uniform Collaborative Law Act". 

"§ 16-4002. Definitions. 

"For the purposes: of this chapter, the term 

"(1) "Collaborative law communication" means a statement, whether oral or in a record, 
or verbal or nonverbal, that: 

"(A) Is made to conduct, participate in, continue, or reconvene a collaborative law 
process; and ^ ; - 

r ., . , ; H : "(5 ) Occurs after, the . parties sign t a collaborative , law participation agreement and 

- rbeM , - .■■:■■'*.. w : ;j .-,; 

" "(2) "Collaborative law ; participation agreement" means an v agreement by ^persons to 
5 participate in a collaborative law process; 1 *' ^ '* ,;i ' "' ' ? ' Ji " *'■' - £ * ci '■•■*■ ,j "■■■'*'< 

"(3) "Collaborative law process" means a procedure intended to resolve a collaborative 
matter without intervention by 'a^tribunal^ in which person^:^; ; ■' . ; 

"(A) Sign a collaborative; law 1 participation agreement; and . 

"(B) Are.trepresentied by collaborative lawyers.; ■■,;>;- r' ; '■■...„/< 
r "(4) "Collabpralive lawyer'' means a lawyer who .represents a party in a collaborative law 
process. -, 

"(5) "Collaborative matter" means a dispute, transaction* claim, problem', or issue for 
resolution, including a dispute, claim, or i$suejn,,a proceeding, which is described in a 
collaborative law participation agreement and arises under the family or domestic relations 
law of the District of Columbia, including: 

"(A) Marriage, divorce', dissolution, annulment, and property distribution; 

"(B) Child custody, visitation, and parenting time; 

"(C) Alimony, maintenance, and child support; ii,i ■ 

"(D) Adoption; ; ur ! 

"(E) Parentage; and /A; ; A *■ ' 

"(F) Premarital, marital; and pos^marital' agreements. \ - "h ■ . : ; < 

"(6) "Family member" means a person: " ■ ■&< v -r - ( - ■ . .; - ; ^ :; .-.A; A<" 

"(A) With whom an individual shares or has 'shared 'a mutual residence; 6r 

"(B) Who is related to an individual by blood, adoption, or legal custody; or - 

"(C) Who is or was married to, in a domestic ■paMership with, divorced or separated 
from* or in a romantic^ dating, or sexual relationship with-ari individual. ; ■'">' 

"(7) "Law firm" means: . } - ■ >'\ ^^ ... wl 

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"(A) Lawyers who practice law together in a partnership, professional corporation, 
sole proprietorship,- limited liability company, or association;, and 

"(B) Lawyers employed in a legal services organization, or the legal department of a 
corporation or other organization, or the legal department of a government or govern- 
mental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality. 

"(8) "Nonparty participant" means a person, other than a party and the party's collabo- 
rative lawyer, that participates in a collaborative law process. 

"(9) "Party" means a person that signs a collaborative law participation agreement and 
whose consent is necessary to resolve a collaborative matter. r 

"(10) "Person" means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partner- 
ship, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or 
governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial 
entity. 

"(11) "Proceeding" means a proceeding before a, tribunal, including related prehearing 
and post-hearing motions, conferences, and discovery. 

"(12) "Prospective party" means a person that discusses with a prospective collaborative 
lawyer the possibility of signing a collaborative law participation agreement. 

"(13)' "Record" means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is 
stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. 

"(14) "Related to a collaborative matter" means involving the same parties, transaction 
or occurrence, nucleus of operative fact, dispute, claim, or issue as the collaborative matter. 

"(15) "Sign" means, with present intent to authenticate or adopt a record: 

"(A) To execute or adopt a tangible symbol; or 

"(B) To attach to or logically associate with the record an electronic symbol, sound, or 
process. 

"(16) "Tribunal" means a court, administrative agency, or other body acting in an 
adjudicative capacity that, after presentation of evidence or legal argument, has jurisdiction 
to render a decision affecting a party's interests in a matter. 

"§16-4003. Applicability. 

"This chapter applies to a collaborative law participation agreement that meets the 
requirements of § 16^4004 signed on or after the effective date of this chapter. 

"§ 16-4004. Collaborative law participation agreement; requirements. 

"(a) A collaborative law participation agreement shall: 

"(1) Be in a record; 

"(2) Be signed by the parties; 

"(3) State the parties' intention to resolve a collaborative matter through a collaborative 
law process under this chapter; 

"(4) Describe the nature and scope of the matter; 

"(5) Identify the collaborative lawyer who represents each party t in the process; and , 

"(6) Contain a statement by each collaborative lawyer confirming the lawyer's represen- 
tation of a party in the collaborative law process. i 

"(b) The parties may agree to include in a collaborative law participation agreement 
additional provisions not inconsistent with this chapter. 

"§ 16-4005. Beginning and concluding collaborative law process. 

"(a) A collaborative law process begins when the parties sign a collaborative law partic- 
ipation agreement. 

"(b) The tribunal may not order a party to participate in a collaborative law process over 
that party's objection. 

, "(c) A collaborative law process is concluded by: 

"(1) The resolution of a collaborative matter as evidenced by a signed record; ; 

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i "(2), 'The; resolution of a pai't of the^collaboratiye matter, evidenced by assigned record, in 
which the parties agree that the remaining parts of thie^nlatter, will not be resolved in the 

. procespj^or ..... ; u . , . .- . ;_-. ,. t . ■ , : 7 <, : 

■ "(3) The termination of the process^ . ; > " : -'-'i^ > 

"(d) A collaborative law process terminates: 
"(1)' When a party 'gives notice to other parties in a record thai the processes ende<d; or 
"(2) Wh^naparty;^,^^ ^ 1 .,♦,. .! - -, -- / ■/■ 

"(A) Begins a proceeding related to a collaborative matter without the agreement of all 
parties;,,or ... f . ttii , ,.. . ., ffi t . ; ., 1 

."(B) In a pending proceeding related to the'matter: ' " ; . .] - A 

■■ "(i) Initiates apleadihg, motion; 1 order to* show cause, or request for : a ;> conference 
with the tribunal; " r ;V 

" "(ii) ' Requests that the proceeding' be put on thfe tribunal's calendar; or [ 

. "(iii) Takes similar action requiring notice to be sent to the parties; or V 

"(3) Except as otherwise provided, by subsection (g) of this sectipn, when a.party 
discharges a collaborative lawyer or r; a collaborative lawyer withdraws frpm further repre- 
sentation of a party % ! ,, V ■ - .-/'-. 

"(e) Aparty's collaborative lawyerghall give prompt notice to ; all parties in a., record of a 
dfechafg^jprwithdraw.al, \* , , \ L \ 

"(f) Aparty may terminate a collaborative, law process with or without cause. 

"(g) Notwithstanding the discharge or withdrawal > of a collaborative .lawyer, a collaborative 
law process continues, if not later than 30 days after the date that the notice of the discharge 
or withdrawal of a collaborative lawyer required by subsection : (e) of this section is sent to the 
parties: 

"(1) The unrepresented ' party engages a; successor coliaboratiye lawyer; v and '. 
"(2) In a signed record: : ><-<^ ■ - > ;, ,.>*:-. ■-■ ■?< - <; ■- 

"(A) The parties consent to continue the process by reaffirming, the collaborative law 
participation agreement; ^, _ \ , 

"(B) The.agreementjs amended; to identify the successor collaborative lawyer; and ,., 
"(C) The successor collaborative, lawyer confirms, the; lawyer's, representation of a 
party in the collaborative process. , _, >:.....,. ■.;■;.-. r ;.. .... ■ 

"(h) A collaborative law process does not conclude if, with the consent of the parties, a 
party requests the tribunal to approve a resolution of the cpllaborative matter or any part 
thereof as evidenced by a signed record. ■ ^ 

"(i) A coilaborativeiaw participation agreement may provide additional methods of conclud- 
ing a collaborative law process. 

"§ 16-4006. Proceedings pending before tiibtitial; status report. : 

"(a) Persons iii a proceeding pending before ; the tribunal may sign "a collaborative law 
participation ' agreement tb seek to resolve a collaborative matter Mated to ttie proceeding. 
The parties shall file promptly with the tribunal a notic&'df the 1 'agreement after it is signed. 
Subject to ; subsection (c) of this, section and §.§ 16-r4007 and 16-4008, the filing operates as an 
application for a stay of the proceeding. /-. / «j -,; rj^ ^^ ; r — :1 .- 

"(b) The parties shall file;, promptly. with the tribunal npjtic^^n^ajrecordiwhen a collaborative 
law process concludes. The stay of : the proeeecling under : ; subsection (a) of ; this, section is 
lifted when the notice is filed. The notice may not specify "any reason for termination pf the. 
process. h , ' 

~ "(c) The tribunal in which a proceeding is stayed under" subsection "(a), of this section may 
require the parties and collaborative lawyers to provide a, status report on the collaborative 
law process and the proceeding. A status' report may include 6rily information on whether 
the process is ongoing or concluded: It may/ not r include ■ a report/ assessment,. Evaluation, 

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recommendation, finding, or other communication regarding a collaborative law process or 
collaborative law matter. 

"(d) The tribunal may not consider a communication made in violation of subsection (c) of 
this section. 

"(e) The court shall provide parties notice and an opportunity to be heard before dismiss- 
ing a proceeding in which a notice of collaborative process is filed based on delay or failure to 
prosecute. 

"§ 16-4007. Emergency order. 

"During a collaborative law process, the tribunal may issue emergency orders to protect the 
health, safety, welfare, or interest of a party, family member, or other person, in accordance 
with subchapter I of Chapter 10 of this title. 

"§16-4008, Approval of agreement by tribunal. 

"The tribunal may approve an agreement resulting from a collaborative law process. 

"§ 16-4009. Disqualification of collaborative lawyer and lawyers in associated law firm. 

"(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c) of this section, a collaborative lawyer is 
disqualified from appearing before the tribunal to represent a party in a proceeding related to 
the collaborative matter. 

"(b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c) of this section and §§ 16-4010 and 
16-4011, a lawyer in a law firm with which the collaborative lawyer is associated is 
disqualified from appearing before the tribunal to represent a party in a proceeding related to 
the collaborative matter if the collaborative lawyer is disqualified from doing so under 
subsection (a) of this section. 

"(c) A collaborative lawyer or a lawyer in a law firm with which the collaborative lawyer is 
associated may represent a party: 

"(1) To ask the tribunal to approve an agreement resulting from the collaborative law 
.' process; or 

"(2) To seek or defend an emergency order to protect, the health, safety, welfare, or 
interest of a party, family member, or other person, in accordance with subchapter I; of 
Chapter 10 of this title, if a successor lawyer is not immediately available to represent that 
person. 

"(d) If subsection (c)(2) of this section applies, a collaborative lawyer, or lawyer in a law 
firm with which the collaborative lawyer is associated, may represent a party or family 
member only until that person is represented by a successor lawyer or reasonable .measures 
are taken, to protect the health, safety, ■welfare, 1 or interest of the person. 

"§ 16-4010. Low-income parties. 

"(a) The disqualification of § 16-4009(a) applies to a collaborative; lawyer representing a 
party with or without fee. 

"(b) After a collaborative law process concludes, another lawyer in a law firm with which a 
collaborative lawyer disqualified under § 16-4009(a) is associated may represent a party 
without fee.in the collaborative matter or a matter related to the collaborative matter if: 

"(1) The party has an annual income that qualifies the party for free legal representation 
under the criteria established by the law firm for free legal representation; 

, "(2) The collaborative law participation agreement so provides; and 

"(3) The collaborative lawyer is isolated from any participation in the collaborative 
matter or a matter related to the collaborative matter through procedures within the law 
firm that are reasonably calculated to isolate the collaborative lawyer from such partic- 
ipation. 

"§ 16-4011. Governmental entity as party, 

"(a) The disqualification of § 16-4009 (a) applies to a collaborative lawyer representing a 
party that is a government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality. 

"(b) After a collaborative law process concludes, another, lawyer in a law firm with which 
the collaborative lawyer is associated may represent a government or governmental subdivi- 

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sion, agency;..: or instrumentality, in; the collaborative matter or a matter related > to the 

collaborative matter if: ■'.:. v>r<* .-..■: v /.<■■ .. 

"(1) The Gollaborativeiaw : participation agreement so ^provides; and hi ■>■ 

"(2) The collaborative lawyer is isolated from any participation in the collaborative 
matter or a matter relatied ?td the collaborative >matter ^through 'p*ocedUr^s ; TOthin ?; tHe^law 
'firm 'that are reasonably -calculated to isolate the' collaborative^ lawyer "febm' such^partiG- 

ipation. • - '■■- "■■■ < :; 

"§16-4012. Disclosure of information. f v ^" 

"Except as jprpvided by, l ! aw other than this, chapter, during the ^(0l£6ikW^i^ ! ^iess 9 
upon the ( request 'of another 'party, a party shall make,' ^.d^ ? \^fl,,^^&y.ahd' : iilf6r^^ 
disclosure of information related to the collaborative matter without fermal discovery. A 
party also shall update promptly previously-' r disclosed information -that has materially 
changed. The parties, may define the scope; of disclosure during tfte'collaborative.iiaw process. 

"§ ljSr4013,; Standards of professional responsibility 1 and mandatory reporting 1 not affect- 

«J.,-^. - .,,-:,..,• • , ; , ■' - . .:■•■/■ •■■;,.: , ■ • ;, , . 

"This chapter does: not affect: i ■ < -' < : . V ; .■ < 

"(1) The professional responsibility obligations and standards applicable to a lawyer or 
brother licensed professional; or ' " - 

*" ni (2) The obligation of a person to report abuse, neglect, abandonment, or exploitation of 
a child or aduit urider theiaw of the District of Columbia. '";■ '' "/' ' 

"§ 16-4014. Appropriateness of collaborative law process. ., ; - r 

"Before a prospective, party L signs a collaborative law participation, agreement, a prospective 
collaborative lawyer shall: • u :■•;- t ^ 

"(1) Assess with they prospective panty factors the lawyer reasonably: believes relate to 
whether a collaborative law process is appropriate for the prospective party's matter; 

' "(2) Provide the prospective party with information that the i lawyer reasonably believes 

f is sufficient for the party^ to>make an informed decision about' the material "benefits and 

risks of a- collaborative law process as compared/ to the material benefits arid risks of -other 

reasonably available alternatives for resolving the proposed collaborative matter, such as 

, 7 T litigation,, mediation, , arbitration , or : . expert, ey aluatiqn; and , v , , , , , , .* ; ,, . . 

/j ; : l"(3). Advise the prospective party that: - ;,- ^ v ; - ", 

"" ''^(A) If; after signing an a^eerhent, a party initiates a proceeding or seeks interven- 
tion by the tribunal' in a pending proceeding related to &e 'collaborative matter, the 
collaborative law process terminates; ' ■ ' ^ > 

: -< «^gj Participation In -a collaborative law process isToluhtaiy 1 and any party has the 
right to terminate unilaterally a collaborative law process with 'or' without cause; and 

; "(GJ'The'collkbbrative lawyer and'any lawyer in alaw fi^ ; wiih which the collabora- 

'■' ' tive lawyer is associated may not aj^'e^""befdre J the'Wfi™ii ; t6 represent a party in a 
proceeding related ttfthe collaborative r matter, Except ^as 'authorized By § 16-4009(c), 
■v § 16f4Q10(b), or § 16^4011(b). -vil * - w r u -;.si ,./ >i :' 

"§ 16-4015. Coercive or violent relationship!.' j • s ■ > f > * Jjj • ; 

"(a) Before a prospective party signs a collaborative law participation agreement, a 
prpspective collaborative lawyer shall' make reasonable inquiry- whether th'e prospective party 
has a history of a coercive or violent relationship with another prospective party. 

"(b) Throughout a collaborative law process, a collaborative lawyer reasonably and continu- 
ously shall assess whether the party the collaborative lawyer represents has a history of a 
coercive or violent relationship with another party. ' '■' v iiV ^ -- : ' ^ ,j 

r ' "(c) If a collaborative lawyer^reasonably believes that the party the lawyer Represents or 
the prospective party 1 whoi' consults 'the lawyer 'has" a' history 6f l '& coercive or violent 
relationship with another party or prospective party, the lawyer, may not begin or continue a 
collaborative law process unless: »■ .' /. ; ', • ■■>.** ■.. >.& s >. , - ~* 

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"(1) The party or the prospective party requests beginning or continuing the process; 
and 

"(2) The collaborative lawyer reasonably believes that the safety of the party or 
prospective party can be protected adequately during the process. 

"§16-4016. Confidentiality of collaborative law communication. 

"A collaborative law communication is confidential to the .extent agreed by the parties in a 
signed record or as provided by law of the District of Columbia other than this chapter. 

"§ 16-4017. Privilege against disclosure for collaborative law communication; admissibili- 
ty; discovery, 

"(a) Subject to §§ 16-4018 and 16-4019, a collaborative law communication is privileged 
under subsection (b) of this section, is not subject to discovery, and is not admissible as 
evidence. 

"(b) In a proceeding, the following privileges apply: 

"(1) A party may refuse to disclose, and may prevent any other person from disclosing, a 
collaborative law communication. 

"(2) A nonparty participant may refuse to disclose, and may prevent any other, person 
from disclosing, a collaborative law communication of the nonparty participant. 

"(c) Evidence or information that is otherwise admissible or .subject to discovery does not 
become inadmissible or protected from discovery solely because of its disclosure or use in a 
collaborative law process. 

"§ 16-4018. Waiver and preclusion of privilege. 

"(a) A privilege under § 16-4017 may be waived in a record or orally during a proceeding if 
it is expressly waived by all parties entitled to claim the privilege at issue and, in the case of 
the privilege of a nonparty participant, it is also expressly waived by the nonparty participant. 

"(b) A person that makes a disclosure or representation about a collaborative law communi- 
cation that prejudices another person in a proceeding may not assert a privilege under 
§ 16-4017, but this preclusion applies only to the extent necessary for the person prejudiced 
to respond to the disclosure or representation. 

"§ 16-4019. Limits of privilege. ;,,■'- 

"(a) There is no privilege under § 16-4017 for a collaborative law communication that is: 

"(1) Available to the public under the District of Columbia. Public Records Management 
Act of 1985, effective September 5, 1985 (D.C. Law 6-19; D.C. Official Code § 2-1701 et 
seq.) f or made during a session of a collaborative law process that is open, or is required by 
law to be open, to the public; 

"(2) A threat or. statement of a plan to inflict bodily injury or commit a crime of violence; 

"(3) Intentionally used to plan a crime, commit or attempt to commit a crime, or conceal 
an ongoing crime or ongoing criminal activity; - * ■ 

"(4) In an agreement resulting from the collaborative law process evidenced by a record 
signed by all parties to the agreement; or ; 

"(5) A disclosure in a report of suspected domestic violence to an appropriate agency 
under subchapter I of Chapter 10 of this title. 

"(b) The privileges under § 16-4017 for'a collaborative law communication do not apply to 
the extent that a communication is: 

"(1) Sought or offered to prove or disprove a claim or complaint of professional 
misconduct or malpractice arising from or related to a collaborative law process; or 

"(2) Sought or offered to prove or disprove abuse, neglect, abandonment) or exploitation 
of a child or adult, unless the District of Columbia is a party to or otherwise participates in 
. . theprocess. 

"(c) There is no privilege under § 16-4017 if the tribunal finds, after a hearing in camera, 
that the party seeking discovery or the proponent of the evidence has shown the evidence is 
not otherwise available, the need for the evidence substantially outweighs the interest in 
protecting confidentiality, and the collaborative law communication is sought or offered in: 

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v -v"(l) A judicial proceedingdnvolving. a felony or misdemeanor; or* <;,."' 

"(2) A proceeding seeking rescission or reformation of a contract arising out of the 
collaborative law process or in which a defense to"-av6id liability oh- the contract is asserted. 

"(d) If a collaborative law communication is subject to f h an exception under subsection (b.) or 
(c) of this section, only the part 1 of tHe to 
exception may be disdosed or admitted^ ' ! -< s '". -<^'- ■■■' '-.^ "■-■ " --^' -^ ' <-'^ 

"(e) Disclosure of admission of evidence excepted from the privilege, under subsection (b) 
ortc)''of this section does hot make' the evidence or any other 'collaborative law communication 
discoverable or admissible for any other purpose. ■'-' " , ' 

"(f) vThe privileges under. § : 10-4017 do not apply if ttiejpaftiesagree'iri Advance in a signed 
record, or if a record of a proceeding reflects agreement by the parties,' that 1 all or part of a 
collaborative law process is not privileged. This subsection shall not apply to a collaborative 
law communication made by a person that did hbt deceive actual- : hotice : of the agreement 
before the communication was made. < ,■ * ■ .■ ;h '- * ; > ".c- ;-<■ 

"§ 16-4020. Authority of tribunal in case of noncompliance? jLi ''"'"' 

"(a)* If an a^eement fails, to mee^jth^ or a lawyer fails to 

comply, with § 16-4014 or §16-4015, tKe tribunal may nonetheless find that the parties 
intended to "enter into a^eollalbdrMve^aw^ agreement if they:' 

"(1) Signed a record indicating an intention to enter into a collaborative law participation 
agreement; and ... , 

"(2) Reasonably believed they v/ere participating in a cQllabprative.law process. 

"(b) If the- tribunal makes tli ; e ■ finding^^pgcifidd^ni subsection (a) of this section; 'and the 
interests of justice require, the 1 tribunal' may: ■ ' ,;; ; ]J 4 ; «■■* v ; ' : ' .'■■"• ■<. 

"(1) Enforce an f agreemerit evideticeci by a record resulting from' the process in whicli the 
..'■ parties i participated; ^ ; \ t ' i; ' :r ^ ' ; ; ,/' i "'!." : ' : " ".'■' \[-\ \ : "■ ! 

' "(2) Apply tHe disqualification provisions of §§^1^4609- 16-4010* and,16-4011; ,and 
"(3) Apply a privilege under § 16-4017. -j ■■ -r ■ .:■ :.* 

,"' w |fiJ.2^ to ; tbe need to 

promote uniformity^ of the laW.wffi^p^ct .tp* its .subject ,mattCT , amoh^'s^tfes"^at/en^t it, 

"§ 16-4022, Relation to Electronic Signatures in Global and National; Commerce Act, /;. 

"This chapter modifies, limits;- or ; superseded the' federal- Electronic' Signatures in Global 
and, National Commerce Act, approved June ; 3Q y :2qop J (n4 ; Stati 464;- 15 tLSA § .7001 et seq.) y 
but does not modify, limit, or supersede section l:Ql(c) . :&$_ ihih&fyM5 U-SvC, § 7001(c)), or 
authorize electronic, delivery of anypf the .notices , described in, & q 103,(b), of that act (15 U.S.C. 

rToos^r. " •"■ -'•■ '""" J Z %»:. .:,,r^-u- '";,,. - .. 

See. 3. Mscal impact statement. - :■-■.. ifft - ew* .,n ■■■ , <..-,.^ ...;■. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in- the committee report Us the fiscal impact 
statement/xrequrredjby-sectipn 602(c)(3). of the^District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206;02(c)(3)); : ,,.,,, , ; / - ,*,,.,. 

.rSeCi ! 4'. ■ ^Effective date; *<''"■ * ; ^ '; to ^v • (■■:■ *v^-, , ; ■-, '- { - u 

This act shall take" effect' following approval fey the Mayor Xof in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action bytne Coundl to bvem review 

as provided in ^sectibri^ 602(c)(1) : of '-tnV'Bistrict of Ebltimbia 7 Holne Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(l)), and publication in tne 
District of Columbia; Register,} " '- \. - -v ■■:-, ^\ -. : ■ . *..'" JJ 

^Af^OVE^^ /.'\..,. / :/V'^V- "■ ;*' . .. ' '.!■'■"'' 

^EFFECTIVE:^May'9,2012. ■ ; ^ v^ , -.' , '••: . ■ \ ' V^' ^^ 

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2012 Legislation Law 19-126, § 2(b) 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC 

CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENT RESIDENCY FRAUD 

PREVENTION AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Law 19-126 

Act 19^320 

AN ACT to amend the District of Columbia Non-Resident Tuition Act to increase fines for 
residency verification and caregiver status verification violations from $500 to $2,000, to 
establish a hotline for the reporting of student residency fraud, to require schools to post the 
hotline number, and to establish the Student Residency Verification Fund. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "District of Columbia Public Schools and Public Charter School 
Student Residency Fraud Prevention Amendment Act of 2012". , ^ 

Sec. 2. The District of Columbia Nonresident Tuition Act, approved September 8, 1960 (74 
Stat. 854; D.C. Official Code § 38-301 et seq.), is amended as follows: 

(a) Section 15 (D.C. Official Code § 38-312) is amended as follows: 

(1) Strike the phrase "the Board of Education,". 

(2) Strike the phrase "State Education Office" and insert the phrase "Office of the State 
Superintendent of Education" in its place. 

(3) Strike the phrase "subject to charges of tuition retroactively, payment of a fine of not 
more than $2,000, or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or any combination thereof 
and insert the phrase "subject to charges of tuition retroactively, and payment of a fine of 
not more than $2,000 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, but not both a fine and 
imprisonment' in its place. ■'■■'-. ' 

(4) Strike the phrase "may be referred to the Office of the Attorney General" and insert 
the phrase "may be referred by the Office of the State Superintendent; of Education to the 
Office of the Attorney General" in its place. 

(b) New sections 15a, 15b, and 15c are added to read as follows: 

"Sec. 15a. False information hotline. 

"(a) The Office of the State Superintendent of Education shall establish a hotline to receive 
tips and information regarding the non-District residence, or other primary caregiver status, 
of a parent or a primary caregiver of a student in a District of Columbia public school or a 
public charter school. 

"(b) District of Columbia public schools and public charter schools shall post a sign, which 
is clearly visible and not smaller than 8.5 inches by 11 inches, at each location where 
admission procedures take place and in each principal's office, notifying the public of the 
hotline and of the penalties set forth in this act. - 

"(c) The Office of the State Superintendent of Education shall ensure that District of 
Columbia public schools and public charter schools investigate an allegation received through 
the hotline or through any other source of information. 

"(d)(1) The Office of the State Superintendent of Education shall refer to the Office of the 
Attorney General all cases concerning any person, including any official of a District of 
Columbia public school or public charter school, who knowingly supplies false information to a 
public official in connection with the verification of residency or primary caregiver status. 

"(2) The Attorney General shall keep a log of all cases referred by the Office of the State 
Superintendent of Education and issue a report by May 1, 2012. The report shall include: 

"(A) The number of cases reported pursuant to this subsection; 

"(B) The number of students involved in each case; 

"(C) A list of schools involved in each case; and 

"(D) The resources needed to prosecute each case.". 

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19th Council Period 



"Sec. 15b, Student Residency Verification Fund, ^^/.j,;? ' ; - ; a : . ; i; 

"(a) There is i established- a^ Fund 

("Fund"), which shall * ; be: used for.) the ■ purposes , spt;,f orth^ in ; , subsection ; (b) of this section. All 
funds deposited in the Fund, and any interest earned on those funds, shall not revert to the 
unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a 
fiscal year, or at any other time, but shall be continually available for the uses and purposes 
set forth in subsection (b) of this section without regard to fiscal year limitation, subject to 
authorization by Congress. ' *' '- ri * 

, ■ '(b) The, . -Fund shall; * be < used 1 solely , to * fand; ^enforcement activities concerning student 

residency and primary L caregiver' status verification.. ■,■■-.;' f ;<■ ■. 

"(c) The Fund shall toe admlhisW^by ? the Office of the State r Superintendent of 

Education. * ! » '•''—— v W .-- . " >', «■. ■- ~ — ., ^ ,,, 

,"(d) ; .!I?here shall be ; deposited Into, the Funji all payments ^collected pursuant^o , this act 

"Sec. 15Cv Report on the status of residency -fraud investigations, levying arid collection of 
fines, and retroactive tuition. ';:< ' V ■ >r '<^ '• w - -^ ^-.\. i -"t ;/ ■■■>■.[ 

■ "The Mayor ^shallp submit a .report. s tp'; the Council on the , status:- of residency fraud 
investigations and the levying and collection of fines and retroactive tuition within 30 days of 
the effective date of the District of Columbia public .Schools, and Public Charter School 
Student Residency Fraud Prevention Amendment .Act of 2012^ passed on 2nd reading on 
February 7, 2012 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-228), and on an annual basis thereafter. The 
report for eacfrlocal education agency shall include: 

"(1) The number of cases investigated due to suspected fraud; 1 

"(2)" The 1 'number ; 6f cases that were determined to , be residency fraud ; 

r "(3) Of , t the cases .that wer£ determined to be, .residency fraud, the number that were 

, /.assessed , fines or 'rett6aqtive t tuitao^ cKa^§;'/' r ,..:.,. , \» . .. ' ,// ' 

"(4) The amount of fines and retroactive tuition charges imposed;, and : ? . 

:v- ...!%S) The amount of fines and retroactive tuition collected.": - *- v - : 

; 'Sec.3. ApplicaBffity\' : ' ;J '" : ( '■' '■'* "'/- '"' ': V /' ?!V ' !j 

This act shall apply upon the inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and 
financial plan. •■-.■.■ )i- . ■ ■;-■>?■ ■ ■■ w .< ■■ ,-.-■ n - ^-^ "■ 

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement * "■"" * ir 

\ The Council addpts^the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact 
statementreqmfed bisection 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Hbme Rule&t, approved 
December 24rl§73 (8? 'Stat. Sl3; D.C. Official Code V\r^MsMMi)^ " s , ? ,' ) ' 
Sec. 5. ^Effective, date. s . . 4 . 

di This act; shall l^ie'^eqib^oliowing^approval by' the Mayor f (or in the event of veto try; the 
Mayor,, aistipn by r tli f e dcOTcil to, .override, the veto), a Sp-day^period of Congressional review 
as provided in section 602(c)(i) of the District of Columbia ; Hpme Rule Act, , approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat, 813; D.Q. Official Code;§ i-206.b2(c)(lj), and publication in the 
District of Columbia; Register; A ,i: - ' . ' ■-■'■'Jo v; 

APPROVED: March 1,2012. -.- Jf : w U ,, v . < it , < H r ' 



rEFFEGTIVE: v :May 9, 2012. 



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EMERGENCY ACTS 



BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND ETHICS ELECTORAL 

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT EMERGENCY 

AMENDMENT ACT OF 2011 

Act 19-266 

AN ACT to amend, on an emergency basis, the District of Columbia Election Code of 1955 to 
establish consistent rules for all same-day registrants to vote by special ballot, to mandate that 
the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics ("Board") operate at least 4 early 
voting centers during primary and general elections, to establish that the Board will count 
votes cast by an individual voting out of precinct to the fullest extent possible, and to establish 
the deadline for voter registration by mail. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Board of Elections and Ethics Electoral Process Improvement 
Emergency Amendment Act of 2011". 

Sec. 2. The District of Columbia Election Code of 1955, approved August 12, 1955 (69 
Stat. 699; D.C. Official Code § 1-1001.01 et seq.\ is amended as follows: r 

(a) Section 7(g) (D.C. Official Code § l-1001.07(g)) is amended as follows: 

(1) Paragraph (1) is amended by striking the phrase "5:00 p.m. on the 31st day" and 
inserting the phrase "4:45 P.M. on the 30th day, or such time on that day as the Board's 
office remains open to receive registrations," in its place. - 

(2) Paragraph (5) is amended by striking the phrase "law; provided, that, for each 
election occurring before December 31, 2010, the individual shall cast a special' ballot,' 
subject to the Board's verification of residence; provided further, that for each election 
occurring after December 31, 2010, if the individual does not present a government-issued 
and valid photo identification card showing the individual's address, the individual shall cast 

1 a special ballot, subject to the Board's verification of residence." and inserting the phrase 
"law, District law, or Board regulation. Each individual who registers on Election Day 
shall cast a special ballot, subject to the Board's verification of residence." in its place. 

(3) Paragraph (7)(A)(i) is amended by striking the phrase "register but" and inserting 
the phrase "register and vote in the election, but" in its place. 

(b) Section 9 (D.C. Official Code § 1-1001.09) is amended as follows: 

(1) Subsection (b) is amended as follows: 

(A) Paragraph (1) is amended by striking the phrase "the vote of a person who is a 
registered qualified elector of the District shall be valid only if the vote is cast in the 
voting precinct that serves his or her current residence address" and inserting the 

: phrase "each registered qualified elector shall cast his or her vote in the voting precinct 
:. that serves his or her current residence address" in its place. 

(B) Paragraph (3) is amended by striking the phrase "federal election contests and for 
any District-wide election contests" and inserting the phrase "all contests for which the 
elector would have been eligible to cast votes had he or she cast a vote in the correct 
voting precinct" in its place. 

(2) Subsection (b-l)(l) is amended by striking the phrase "an early voting center in each 
of the 8 election wards" and inserting the phrase "no fewer than 4 early voting centers" in' 
itsplace. 

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement. 

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Act 19-266, § 3 19th Council Period 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat 813; D.C. Official Code § i( l-206,02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 4. Effective date. , T ^ <>", ; \ y .l%:$ ; ■ : , 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule, ; Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat. 788; D.C; Official Code'f l-204;i2(a)). ;,.;' . ',,; V^ 

APPROVED: January 3, 2012. -....-_ : , 



HOWARD THEATRE EASEMENT DISPOSITION 
EMERGENCY AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

3 ;.. ; :,; v ""A , Act 19-2^7 ; . / 

AN ACT to amend, on an emergency basis, An Act Authorizing the sale of certain real estate in the 
District of Columbia no longer required for public purposes, to authorize the disposition, by 
easement, of portions of the real property known for real property taxation and assessment 
purposes as Lots &72 and 873, in Square ^ 441, to ihe Howard 'Thea^rJe^|Pevelbpmeni- r iGrroup^ 

; BE IT ENACTED>BY THE COUNCIL OF THE piSTEJOT OF CQLUMBIA, That.fhis 
act may be cited as the, "Howard;. /Theatre Easement Disposition Emergency Amendment Act 
of 2012". ,.. ._ ; . '. rri ^S:\.VZf^'S ."■■ >>.; V :V-V. -\'V" 

tl Sec^2., iSection 1 of An Act Authorizing the sale of- certain . real., estate- in ^ / the■iE►istrict of 
polumbia. no. longer pqujred ajpprpvedr August 5, 1939 (53 Stat. 1211; 

D.C. Official Code § 10-801), is amended, by adding > a^n^ .subjection ;(n> to read as follows: 

: (n) Notwithstanding .the- requirements of this^section^the;. Council authorizes the Mayor to 
dispose^a portion, of ;the real -^i^perty knpwii for rejal^prpperty taxation 1 and assessment 
puipqses, as Lqts : 872 and.873, ."'^n^SLgiiiave...^^' toough the . conveyance of an exclusive 
easement for tH.i construction, of and -u|e?pf a .loading dock, trash storage area, an ingress- 
egress staircase,- and ; any other .improvements .required by l Howard ,Tn^eatre Development 
{jroup, LLC ("HTDQ^, andlits ^filiates and assigns,, fpr, the. operation of the*, Howard 
Theatre, and an non-exclusive . easement; as further defined "by. the Mayor, to access., the 
exclusiye, easement; pro\aded n tha^t^^ierm of the easements shall not exceed the.term of the 
ground Jease for the ^ Howard Theatre ; on the adjacent property; provided further, that any 
imprbveniente constructed' within the Bafeementareas'sHall be constructed in accordance with 
the First Source Agreement entered'irito by and be'tween HTDG arid the District Department 
of Employment Services' arid the Certified Business 'Enterprises- agreement entered into by 
and between HTDG and the Department of Small /( andv Local: Business Development for the 
construction and development of the r .Howard Theatre ; located ,pn the adjacent real property 
lcnbw for real, property ^ in Square 441. 

f. ; . Sec. 3. Fiscal jmpact statement. M .-.., •.,. v--. u -<> .>■ -i .^.ww, T : ■-. : , t :. ()V , .... 

h The Council-adopts the fiscaLimpact statement ofrthe^ Chief 'Financial Officer* as 'the 'fiscal 
impact statement required by; section '602(c)(3) of the ^Districfrof' Columbia Home Rule) Act, 
a^provedpecember 24> 1Q73 (87 Stat, 813; ^D.C. Official Code ,§ ri lH2Q6tP2(cX3>X-^; U 
■,v'Sec/4.v 'Effective date; ,>: ■■.\.i^: -..*;» -;-y^-: ; . ; * .'.Oi^>:> w. .y/ ■■■ -^<- t ■■^hm(\ -^ 

This act shaU : take effect following ''ajppr6Val v by : the' ! M^dr ; (or in the event 1 of veto-'fey the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain iri effect-for no* longer 
than 90 days, a,s, ^provided for emergency acts of the Council -;of< the. District; of, Goluinbia in 
section 412(a) lof the DistrictHof Columbia Home Rule Act,* approved December 24;' 1973 (87 
Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § l-204.12(a)). -Jq,'h 

APPROVED: January 6, 2012. •■-■j.-", . n : /• ». .-', i\ : 

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2012 Legislation Act 19-294 

STREETSCAPE RECONSTRUCTION EMERGENCY ACT OF 2012 

Act 19-268 

AN ACT to authorize, on an emergency basis, a building owner or tenant of a building owner to 
reconstruct building projections in the public space after the completion of the 18th Street 
streetscape project. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Streetscape Reconstruction Emergency Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. Authority to reconstruct building projections upon completion of 18th Street 
streetscape project. 

(a) Upon completion of the 18th Street streetscape project (capital project number 
SR036A), a building owner or any tenant of the building owner shall be permitted to 
reconstruct any building projection that existed prior to the commencement of the streetscape 
project and that was altered because of the streetscape project; provided, that the building 
projection is identical to the building projection that existed at the commencement of the 
streetscape project and so long as the building owner, or the tenants of the building owner, 
obtains the building and construction permits required by law and pays the associated 
building and construction permit fees; provided further, that reconstruction of any building 
projections for which no public space permit has been issued must be reconstructed as a 
temporary structure. l 

(b) For the purposes of this section, the term: 

(1) "Building projection" means a bay window, staircase, patio, sidewalk cafe, or other 
fixture attached to a building and located on public space. 

(2) "Streetscape project" means a roadway reconstruction on a commercial main street. 
Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal 
impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 4. Effective date. 

This act shall take effect following approval'by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), arid shall remain in effect for no longer, 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § l-204.12(a)). 

APPROVED: January 12, 2012. 



INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR JUVENILES CONGRESSIONAL 
REVIEW EMERGENCY AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Act 19-294 ;; -\[ : .' ".- 

AN ACT to amend, on an emergency basis, due to Congressional review, An Act to reorganize the 
courts of the District of Columbia, to revise the procedures for handling juveniles in the 
District of Columbia, to codify title 23 of the District of Columbia Code, and for other purposes 
to authorize the Mayor to enter into a revised Interstate Compact for Juveniles to permit the 
District to continue to receive the benefits of this multi-state agreement. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Interstate Compact for Juveniles Congressional Review Emergency 
Amendment Act of 2012", ; 

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Act 19-294, § 2 19th,Council Period 

Secy2. Section 4Q2 pf^An; Act}tp ^reorganize the comls r ofithe District ;Gf'Gdurribia, to 
revise the procedures for handling juveniles in the District of Columbia, to codify title 23 of 
the District of Columbia Code, and for other purposes, approved July 29, 1970 (84 Stat. 664; 
D.C. Official Code § 24-1102), is amended to read as follows: 

"Section 402. The Mayor is authorized to enter into and 1 execute^ on behalf of the District^ 

a^Gompact with any state' or states legally joimngtherMfr iff the form substantially as follows: 

. "THE INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR JUVENILES , , 

"Purpose 

"The compacting states to this Interstate Compact recognize that each state is responsible 
for the proper supervision or return of juveniles, delinquents, and status offenders who, are on 
probation 6r pardle and wtib have absconded, escaped, or rtiii away from .supervision ; and 
contrcil and in so dbing have erid^n'g^red their o'wn'ssLfety and' the 'safety of f others. The 
compacting states al^ recognize that each state is responsible for ' the.safe return of juveniles 
who have run away from homfe.ahd in doing so hiave l ( eft their state of residence^ The 
compdctmg states also reeognizfe'that Confess', fey enacting § ii.2 OP Title* II of the United 
Stated Cfode,, has auth6riz^d ( and encouraged compacts for cooperative efforts and mutual 
assistance m the prevention of cringe/ ' ' "- .'' " ' " >S ' 

.; "It is, the purpose of this compact, thrpugh means of joint and cooperative action among the 
compacting states to: (1) ensure that the adjudicated juveniles and status offenders subject tp 
this compact are provided adequate supervision and services in the receiving state as ordered 
by the adjudicating judge or parole authority in ttie 'sendiffg state; (2) ' insure' that the* public 
safety interests^of thfe citizens, including the victims ^fguvenile offenders, in both the sending 
and receiving states are adequately protected; > (3)' return juveniles who 'have ^runaway, 
absconded, or;>es ( qaped, from supervision or control or, have been accused of an .offense to the 
state requesting their return; (4) make contracts for the cooperative' institutionalization Jn 
public facilities in member states for delinquent youth needing special services; "(5) provide 
for the effective ^tracking "and supervision *of juveniles?; "(6) equitably allocate -the 'costs, 
benefits and obligations of the compacting states; :"^7)^ establish procedures to> manage the 
movement between ^-states "of juvenile Offenders released *to *the community^ under the 
jurisdiction of courts, juvenile departments, or any other criminal or juvenile justice agency 
that has.jurisdic.tion over juvenile offenders; (8) ensure immediate notice tp a jurisdictions 
wjiere defined' offender? are, authorized to ^travel or tp rebate across state lihes^ M establish 
procedures to resolve pending charges, (Such as .detainers, against juvenile open^ers prior to 
the transfer or release into the community under ^ ,the terms^of ihis .compact; (ip) establish a 
system of uniform data collection on information pertaining tp juveniles subject to\tnis; 
compact that allows access by authorized juvenile justice arid criminal justice officials, and the 
regular reporting of Compact activities to heads of state executive, judicial,; and legislative 
branches and juvenile and criminal justice administrators; (11) monitor compliance with rules 
governing interstate movement of juveniles arid initiate interventions to address and correct 
noncompliance; (12) coordinate training and education regarding the regulation of interstate 
movement ;p£ Juveniles for;); pfficials^inyplYe(l dn ; such ?, activity; , and (13) coordinate the 
implementation ^ndv^peration of the .compact^ Placement 

of Children, the ' Interstate' Compact for Adult Offender ''Supemsion and other compacts 
affecting juveniles particularly in those cases where concurrent or overlapping supervision 
issues arise. It is the policy of the compacting 7 states that the activities conducted by the 
Interstate ^Cpmmissipn, created herein are, the formation of public policies and therefore are 
pu^ljc Msines^. J;j^ and observe their 

individual and collective duties j arid respqusM^ rejourn "and acceptance of 

juveniles sutye^Jtp'the precisions of ffiis.cpmpaci, lfye ; prc^sipns pjf t^is, compact shall be 
reasonably and liberally, ..construed to accomplish , the ^purposes i and policies^ pf ? the ; compact. 

"Article II 

.. y^ . v , t ' y - ( : ^ 'Pefinitipns _ . ; 'y ; .. y y 

"As used in this compact, unless the context clearly requires a different cons traction^ 

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2012 Legislation Act 19-294, § 2 

"(1) "By-laws" means those by-laws established by the Interstate Commission for its 
governance, or for directing or controlling its actions or conduct. 

"(2) "Compact administrator" means the individual in each compacting state appointed 
pursuant to the terms of this compact, responsible for the administration and management 
of the state's supervision and transfer of juveniles subject to the .terms of this compact, the 
rules adopted by the Interstate Commission and policies adopted by the State Council 
under this compact. 

"(3) "Compacting State" means any state that has enacted the enabling legislation for 
this compact. 

"(4) "Commissioner" means the voting representative of each compacting state appointed 
pursuant to Article III of this compact. 

"(5) "Court" means any court having jurisdiction over delinquent, neglected, or depen- 
dent children. '■ • ■.' 

"(6) "Deputy compact administrator" means the individual, if any, in each compacting 
state appointed to act on behalf of a Compact Administrator pursuant to the terms of this 
compact responsible for the administration and management of the state's supervision and 
transfer, of juveniles subject to the terms of this compact, the rules adopted by the 
Interstate Commission, and policies adopted by the State Council under this compact 

"(7) "Interstate Commission" means the Interstate Commission for Juveniles created by 
Article III of this compact. 

"(8) "Juvenile" means any person defined as a juvenile in any member state or by the 
rules of the Interstate Commission, including a(n): 

"(A) "Accused Delinquent"— a person charged with an offense that, if committed by an 
adult, would be a criminal offense; 

"(B) "Adjudicated Delinquent" — a person found to have committed an offense that, if 
committed by an adult, would be a criminal offense; 

"(C) "Accused Status Offender" — a person charged with an offense that would not be a 
criminal offense if committed by an adult; 

"(D) "Adjudicated Status Offender"— a person found to have committed an offense 
that would not be a criminal offense if committed by an adult; and 

"(E) "Non-Offender" — a person in need of supervision who has not been accused or 
abdicated a status offender or delinquent 

"(9) "Non-Compacting state" means any state that has not enacted the enabling legisla- 
■' tion for this compact 

"(10) "Probation or Parole" means any kind of supervision or conditional release of 
juveniles authorized under the laws of the compacting states. 

"(11) "Rule" means a written statement by the Interstate Commission promulgated 
, pursuant to Article VI of this compact that is of general applicability, implements, 
interprets or prescribes a policy or provision of the compact, or an organizational, 
procedural, or practice requirement of the Commission, and has the force and effect of 
statutory law in a compacting state, and includes the amendment, repeal, or suspension of 
an existing rule. 

"(12) "State" means a state of. the United States, the District of Columbia, the Common- 
wealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern 
,. Marianas Islands. ,, 

"Article III >■■■' " ' 1: ' 

"Interstate Commission for Juveniles 

"(a) The compacting states hereby create the "Interstate Commission for Juveniles." The 
commission shall be a body corporate and joint agency of the compacting states. The 
commission shall have all the responsibilities, powers, and duties set forth herein and such 
additional powers as may be conferred upon it by subsequent action of the respective 
legislatures of the compacting states in accordance with the terms- of this compact 

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"(b)' The Interstate \Gommissiori shall consist -of commissioners appointed by the appropri- 
ate appointing authority in each state- pursuant to the rules and< requirements of .-each 
compacting sj^ the State Council-for Interstate Juvenile Supervi- 

sipn P created hereunder. Th$, commissioner, shall be the compact administrator, deputy 
compact r administrator, or designee from that; state, who- shall serve, on the, .Interstate 
(Jprnmissipn^in such, c.ap.acity under, or pursuant tbjthe applicable law of the compacting ^tajte. 

"(c) In addition to the commissioners who are the voting representatives of each: state; the 
Interstate ;,Qpmmission shall, include .individuals ; who are^ not 00^^3340^6^3.,^ who are 
members of interested organizations. Such non-commissioner members must include a 
member of the national organizations of governors, legislators, state, chief justices, attorneys 
general, Interstate Gompact' j! fbr Adult Offender Supervislbn, Inter^ate Compact for the 
Placement of Children, juvenile justice and juvenile 'cori'ectiohsoftcialsV'and crime victims. 
All nbncommissioner members of the- Interstate Commission' shall-'b& ex-officio (non-voting) 
members. The Interstate Commission may provide in its by-laws for such?'additionaKex- 
officio j (non-voting) members^ -including members' of : : other -national^ prgarnzatipns, ,jn such 
numbers as shall be determined by^ ;; > li; ,, ' ,■..,.. •■■>.; ;, r 

^i "(d) -Each compacting- state represented 'a^atiy'm'eeting of the commission is Entitled to one 
vote./lA majority of the compacting states shall-"constitute a ; ■quorum for the transactibn<of 
businessi unless a larger quorum is Tequirfed : by ^ the b^-laws of the interstate Commission, 

"(e) ; The commissioii shall meet' at; least once each calendar year; The chairperson may call 
additional meetings and, upon the request of a simple majority of the compacting states, shall 
call additional meetings. Public notice ; . shall, be given of all meetings and meetings shall be 
open to the public. ' .-,._ , t ,: 

,., "(f) The Interstate Commission, s^hall establish an executive committee, which shall include 
commission officers, members, and others as determined by ; the, by-laws/ The executive 
committee shall have the power to act , on behalf of the interstate Commission during periods 
when the Interstate Commission is notjii session,; j^th the exception of rulemaking and/or 
amendment to the compact. The executive' committee ; shall oversee the' {Jay-to-day activities 
of the administration of the- Compact? ^^mariaged by ari> executive director arid Interstate 
Commission staff, administers enforcement arid 'compliance' ^with the provisions of the 
compact,- -its' by-laws an,d-r ; ules, and performs such other duties as directed by jthe;;Interstate 
Commission or setforthin tjie .by-laws*. ',< 'L ■•->■ /^'V. ; /> ■:. ■:■* \y.- ■:!. 

\ "(g) Each^member ofi:the..Interstate^Commission shall have the, bright ;and power to cast a 
vote to which that compacting state is entitled and to participate in the business; and affairs of 
the, Interstate. Commission. A member shall vote Jn person and shall not delegate, a vote to 
another compacting' state. However, a commissioner,' in consultation with the s.tate .-council, 
shall appoint another authorized representative, in the absence, of the commissioner from that 
stafe, to casta ^vbte' on behalf ; of the cbmp'acting- state at a specified meeting. The by-laws 
may provide for members' participation iti meeting by telephone or other means of 
telecoriimunicatibn; or electronic communication-: > ■■ 

■; "(h) 'The 'Interstate 1 Cdmm^ conditions and procedures under 

which the; Interstate- Cohirms^sion s shall maiceits information' and official records available to 
the public'for inspection or copying; The Interstate Cbmmissibn may exempt from disclosure 
any information' or official records to the extent they-would adversely- affect personal privacy 
rights or proprietary interests. 

j ;! "(i) Public ;nptice" shall be given of all meeti6gs;and 'all riieetings ; shall be open; to the public, 
except- as set fbrth^m v ffie ; Rules or as Ptherwise'prbvided'ih the compact;* The Interstate 
Commission and any of its committees may close a meeting to the public where it determines 
by two-thirds vote that an open meeting would. beiikely to: 

"(1) Relate solely to the,. Interstate Cpmmi^ssion's internal personnel practices and 
procedures; 

: ■ "(2) JDiscfoseto ;"*","" 

; J ;i .,"(3) Disclose tyade, secrets , or commercial or financial information that is privileged or 
confidential;. , ' V' : . *" F ,? t ; ■. : .. "■-■*■ ' / >.,< 

"(4) Involve accusing any person of a crime; or formally censuring any person; , , ' - 

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"(5) Disclose information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a clearly 
unwarranted invasion of personal privacy; . * 

"(6) Disclose investigative records compiled for law enforcement purposes; 

"(7) Disclose information contained in or related to examination, operating or condition 
reports prepared by, or on behalf of or for the use of, the Interstate Commission with 
respect to a regulated person or entity for the purpose of regulation or supervision of such 
person or entity; 

"(8) Disclose information, the premature disclosure of which would significantly endan- 
ger the stability of a regulated person or entity; or 

"(9) Specifically relate to the Interstate Commission's issuance of a subpoena, or its 
participation in a civil action or other legal proceeding. 

"(j) For every meeting closed pursuant to this provision, the Interstate Commission's legal 
counsel shall publicly certify that, in the legal counsel's opinion, the meeting may be closed to 
the public, and shall reference each relevant exemptive provision. The Interstate Commis- 
sion shall keep minutes which shall fully and clearly describe all matters discussed in any 
meeting and shall provide a full and accurate summary of any actions taken, and the reasons 
therefore, including a description of each of the views expressed on any item and the record 
of any roll call vote (reflected in the vote of each member on the question). All documents 
considered in connection with any action shall be identified in such, minutes. 

"(k) The Interstate Commission shall collect standardized data concerning the interstate 
movement of juveniles as directed through its rules which shall specify the data to be 
collected, the means of collection and data exchange and reporting requirements. Such 
methods of data collection, exchange, and reporting shall, insofar as is reasonably possible, 
conform to up-to-date technology and coordinate its information functions with the appropri- 
ate repository of records. 

"Article IV 

"Powers and Duties of the Interstate Commission : * 

"The commission shall have the following powers and duties: - ... 

"(1) To provide for dispute resolution among compacting states; . 

."(2) To promulgate rules to effect the purposes and obligations as enumerated in this 
compact, which shall have the force and effect of statutory law and shall be binding.in the 
compacting states to the extent and in the manner provided in this compact; 

"(3) To oversee, supervise and coordinate the interstate movement of juveniles subject to 
the terms of this compact and any by-laws adopted and rules promulgated by the Interstate 
: Commission; 

"(4) To enforce compliance with the compact provisions, the rules promulgated by the 
Interstate Commission, and the by-laws, using all necessary and proper means, including 
but not limited to, the use of judicial process; 

"(5) To establish and maintain offices, which shall be located within one or more of the 
. compacting states; 

"(6) To purchase and maintain insurance and bonds; 

"(7) To borrow, accept, hire, or contract for services' of personnel; 

"(8) To establish and appoint committees and hire staff that it considers necessary for 
the carrying out of its functions including, but not limited to, an executive committee as 
required by Article III, which shall have the power to act on behalf of the Interstate 
Commission in carrying out its powers and duties hereunder; 

"(9) To elect or appoint such officers, attorneys, employees, agents, or consultants, ajid 
. to Hx their compensation, define their duties, and determine their qualifications; and to 
establish the Interstate Commission's personnel policies and programs relating to, inter 
. alia, conflicts of interest, rates of compensation, and qualifications of personnel; 

"(10) To accept any and all donations and grants': -of .money, equipment, supplies, 
materials, and services, and to receive, utilize, and dispose of them; 

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h"(ll) ^T.oi lease, ;purchase, and 'accept- contributions or. donations; .of, or otherwise to own, 
hold, improve or use, any property, real, personal, or mixed; >, 

"(12) To selly convey, mortgage,, pledge^ lease, 1 exchange,' abandon, or otherwise dispose 
t ( pf^any property, -real, personal or mixed; ■< , n ^-a'i.w r <> ,.,■■:■■ ;'.C , y 

; "(13) Toi establish a r budget? arid makeiexpenditufes and levy dues as ^provided in Article 
■■■ VIEDof this compact; S.;r--y-i \<> j r .- • / i ^ < r m r. !*•■.:>■■■. 

"(14) To sue and be sued; * rr 

"(IS) To a'ddpt a seal' and by-laws "govermng the manag^ of the 

Interstate Commission; 

"(16) 1*6 perform such functions as* may be necessary or appropriate; 'to achieve the 
purposes of this compact; 

/ '''- "(17) To r repor.t' annually to the le^sMures/ governors, judicial/ and state councils r of 
the i cpjnpacting ; spates concerm^ &e ac^ivfties of the interstate Commission during the 
' preceding yearl d Such reports shall also include any .reconlm^nd^tions that may have b$eh 
adopted by ffie Interstate I CdmMssibnj : - '"' v ; ( - 

"(18): To coordinate education, training, and public awareness regarding, the interstate 
movement of j uyeniles, for officials involved in such activity; , '^ j . , 

"(19) To establish uniform standards Of the reporting, collecting, and exchanging of data; 

and ■ , • ,, . ■»■ - (t - ,■■.-■:- \. : • ■ ■ ■■■< ■■ v , : - 

"(20) To riiaintairitfts corporate books and'records in accordance with the Bylaws. 

; < \.,*1 '■■■'■tks:- ■"■ - ./-,;-;'' ■.-' "Article V . '< ' ], ,v '< .'I ,, ' '■■.,. v ; V ' 
- - ; '- '^'^OrgaTiizatioTi'and Operation of' the Interstate Commissio'n 7 ■ <" 

"Section A. By-laws 

"(1) The Interstate Commission shall, by a majority of the members present and voting, 
within twelve months after the first Interstate Commission meeting, adopt by-laws to 
govern its conduct as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of the 
compact, including, but not limited to:' : ; ^ ? ; - •?; ■%. 

"(A) Establishing the fiscal year of the Interstate* Commission; ' 
; "(B) l ' : Mta{)lishirig committee and such other ^committees as may be 

" d 'necessary;' ( , ■ :'" ' ! '"' '.. ^"., ■. .'V . .' ''.'''.'*. 

"(C) Provide for ;.&._ establishment of committees governing any general or specific 
/de^atioln of iriy a^tfioniy or function ', " ^ 

"(D) Providing reasonable procedures for calling' and conducting meetings of the 
, Interstate, Commission and ensuring reasonable notice of each meeting; 

r ; , "(E) ;E§tablishing ;the titles and responsibilities of the officers of the Interstate 
Commission; ,■ ,■■ ,»■/ : 

-,"'• i(, "(F) Providing a mechanism for concluding theloperations of the Interstate Commis- 
sion and the return of any surplus funds that may exist upon the termination of the 
compact after the payment and/or. reserving, ptallj of its. debte,and r obligations. . 

"(G) Providing "startup" rules for initial administration, qf the compact; and 
-"(H)/ Establishing standards an(i procedures for compliance and technical assistance in 
.■v. , >; carr^ng 1 out&e.compact ^ j ;<■,, ^^ - ^ f cfc « . 

^Section B: Officers" arid' Staff; *?<*< /< ■ ■-■■■■" !M \ r ,r - ' 

"(1) The Interstate Commission shall,'% a majority of the member^; elect annually from 

1 ■ ii amm^fe!ft'e^lJers a ^chairperson- and advice chairperson^ esach" 6F^bm : shall ; haVe such 

'-authority and^dutae& ] as' may be specified in the by^-laMl ' ^b T 'CliSiflp(gcs6n' : or/ 'in the 

^chairperson ■ s ; al3sehc^@'Mis^iIi% the vice-chM*persbh shall* preside at all meetings of the 

Interstate v'C6m1rnis&6h;^ : shall ' serve' without compensation' or 

*•> -femuneration^from theJnterstate;*Gomrriission; provided (that,-. -subject to 'the availability of 

budgeted funds, the officers shall be reimbursed for any ordinary and necessary costs and 

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expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties and responsibilities as 
officers of the Interstate Commission. 

"(2) The Interstate Commission shall, through its executive committee, appoint or retain 
an executive director for such period, upon such terms and conditions and for such 
compensation as the Interstate Commission may deem appropriate. The executive director 
shall serve as secretary to the Interstate Commission, but shall not be a member and shall 
hire and supervise such other staff as may be authorized by the Interstate Commission. 

"Section C. Qualified Immunity, Defense and Indemnification 

"(1) The Commission's executive director and employees shall be immune from suit and 
liability, either personally or in their official capacity, for any claim for damage to or loss of 
property or personal injury or other civil liability caused or arising out of or relating to any 
actual or alleged act, error, or omission that occurred, or that such person had a reasonable 
basis for believing occurred, within the scope of Commission employment, duties, or 
responsibilities; provided, that any such person shall not be protected from suit or liability 
for any damage, loss, injury, or liability caused by the intentional or willful and wanton 
misconduct of any such person. 

"(2) The liability of any commissioner, or the employee or agent of a commissioner, 
acting within the scope of such person's employment or duties for acts, errors, or omissions 
occurring within such person's state may not exceed the limits of liability set forth under 
the constitution and laws of that state for state officials, employees, and agents. Nothing in 
this subsection shall be construed to protect any such person from suit or liability for any 
damage, loss, injury, or liability caused by the intentional or willful and wanton misconduct 
of any such person. 

"(3) The Interstate Commission shall defend the executive director or the employees or 
representatives of the Interstate Commission and, subject to the approval of the Attorney 
General of the state represented by any commissioner of a compacting state, shall defend 
such commissioner or the commissioner's representatives or employees in any civil action 
seeking to impose liability arising out of any actual or alleged act, error, or omission that 
occurred within the scope of Interstate Commission employment, duties, or responsibilities, 
or that the defendant had a reasonable basis for believing occurred within the scope of 
Interstate Commission employment, duties, or responsibilities; provided, that the actual or 
alleged act, error, or omission did not result from intentional or willful and wanton 
misconduct on the part of such person, 

' "(4) The Interstate Commission shall indemnify and hold the commissioner of a compact- 
ing state, or the commissioner's representatives or employees, or the Interstate Commis- 
sion's representatives or employees, harmless in the amount of any settlement or judgment 
obtained against such persons arising out of any actual or alleged act, error, or omission 
that occurred within the scope of Interstate Commission employment, duties, or responsi- 
bilities, or that such persons had a reasonable basis for believing occurred within the scope 
of Interstate Commission employment, duties, or responsibilities; provided, that the actual 
or alleged act, error, or omission did not result' from intentional or willful and wanton . 
misconduct on the part of such persons. 

"Article VI 
"Rulemaking Functions of the Interstate Commission 

"(a) The Interstate Commission shall promulgate and publish rules in order to effectively 
and efficiently achieve the purposes of the compact. 

"(b) Rulemaking shall occur pursuant to the criteria set forth in this article and the bylaws 
and rules adopted pursuant thereto. Such rulemaking shall substantially conform to the 
principles of the Model State Administrative Procedures Act, (1981 Act), (Uniform Laws 
Annotated, Vol. 15, p. 1 (2000)), or such other administrative procedures act, as the Interstate 
Commission deems appropriate, consistent with due process requirements under the U.S. 
Constitution .as now or hereafter interpreted by the U. S. Supreme Court. All rules and 
amendments shall become binding as of the date specified, as published with the final version 
of the rule as approved by the Commission. 

"(c) When promulgating a rule, the Interstate Commission shall, at a minimum: 

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"(If. Publish the entire text of; ; the proposedTule stating the reason(s) for thattproposed 
rule; ,■■•■'- - .. ■■ ■*■ I V> : ".wn-- 

><>,*. "(2) Allow and : invite: any and alhpersons to submit -written data, facts,; opinions, and 
ai^gumerits, whiGh^information^shalLbe added to the record and made publicly?available; 

: "(3) Provide i an' opportunity for an J niJormaI Keifirigj if petitioned' by 10 of'moW persons; 

'■-'and - ' r ''' y/ - ■ ' ■' ' '■ :; : ; -- ; . --'■; -"■ : '^' 1 ' ' ' : : ' - w *' - : J ^ - ''■'■' 

"(4) Promulgate a final rule "and its effective' date, "if appropriate, based on input rrom 
state or local officials, or interested^artie's. :i ,, n w 

k "(d) The Commission stiall allow, tiot later than 60 days after a rule is prbmiilgated, any 
interested person, to file a petition in the United States District Court for the'District of 
Columbia or 'in the 'Federal DistrktCbuii: where 1 the Interstate Commission's principal office 
is located for judicial review of 'such rule. If the c : purt firijds k that the Interstate Commission's 
action is not'supporte'd by substantial evidence'in the rulemaking record, the court shall hold 
the' rule uhrawfi^ o and'setlt aside. 'For purposes of this subsection, evidence is 'substantial if it 
would 'be^cbnsiciered substantial evidence under' the Hfe'deT State' h Administrative 'Procedures 

Act .K*-"V . : ' ' ' : 

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"(e). If k majority of the legislatures of the 'compacting states' rejects a rule, those states 
may, by : 'enactment. of a statute^ resolution ih'tJie same manner used to adopt the compact, 
cause" that such -rule shall have i' no 1 !l fiMher force and 'effect in any compacting state. 

"(f) The, ^existing -rules governing the operation of the Intestate Compact on Juveniles 
superceded' by this act shall, §e , : jjuU "and vpid v i2 iponths after the first;, meeting of, the 
Interstate Commission created hereunder. ' * ' ' ' , ^ "" 

,,-. "(g) Upon determination by the .Interstate Commission that a ,state~of-emergency e?dsts, it 
may promulgate!, an emergency* mi$ ( which shall become effective immediately upon adoption; 
provided, that the usual rulemaking;, procedures, provided hereunder shall be retroactively 
applied to said rule as soon ,as : reasonably possible* but no later -than 90 days after .the 
effective date of the emergency rule., : ; ■:'■■:■ ^ ■■■-'■■■.*■■:'■. \.i*. —^\. 

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•"Oversight, Enforcement and Dispute Resolution by the Interstate Commission- ; 

"Section A. 'Oversight ' ' u ' ' 7 ^ ■ "■<- ..-<.> - , •> 

"(1) The Interstate Commission, shall, oversee the administration and operations.- of the 
interstate' movement of juvenijej subject, to. this comp^ 

monitor such, activities .jjieing administered in non-Qompactin^ states that may significantly 
:t affect compacting .states. ^ . /^ , ' -\ '.'/. '.'...'• " ^ . v ,;'' .','., .,',.,'". '' " 

"(2) The courts and executive agencies in each "compacting state shall enforce this 
compact :and shall take : all,actiohsr,necessary and appropriate -to effectuate the compact's 
purposes and, intent. : -The ; ,pfovisio,ns of this compact and theirules promulgated hereunder 
shall be received <by all the judges'; public officers, commissions, and departments of the 
state government as evidence of the authorized statute and administrative rules. All courts 
shall take judicial notice of the compact, and the rules. In any judicial or administrative 
proceeding in a compacting state pertaining t6 'the subject matter of this compact that may 
affect the powers, responsibilities or< actions of -the -'interstate Commission, it shall be 
entitled to r receive all service of process in any s,u£h ( proceeding, and shall have standing, to 
intervene in the proceeding for all purposes.'; '.''; ''.''*''". " ' '/ ' ^ v . 

"SectionB. dispute Resolution . . .. „. , ^ . V 

"(l),.The^ compacting stated shall, report to the Interstate ^Commission, on all issues and 

, activities, necessary for the administration of the compact as; well as issues 1 and, activities 

pertairiingto compliance with the, provisions of, the compact and its bylaws andirules. 

"(2) ; The Interstate Commission shall; -attempt, upon the request frf'a compacting state, td 
resolve any disputes or other issues that are subject to thie' Compact ariff^ich' may arise' 
^mdhg ; cbmpacting states ■'■ arid between cbmpactiriig'arid f non-c 

commission shall also promulgate a rule providing for both mediation 1 aWbiridifig dispute 
resolution for disputes among the compacting states.' •' , > :rn ,. ^^ir i - 1 ?* (< * 

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"(3) The Interstate Commission, in the reasonable exercise of its discretion, shall enforce 
the provisions and rules of this compact using any or all means set forth in Article XI of 
this compact. 

"Article VIII 
" "Finance 

"(a) The Interstate Commission shall pay or provide for the payment of the reasonable 
expenses of its establishment, organization, and ongoing activities. 

"(b) The Interstate Commission shall levy and collect an annual assessment from each 
compacting state to cover the cost of the internal operations and activities of the Interstate 
Commission and its staff in a total amount sufficient to cover the Interstate Commission's 
annual budget as approved each year. The aggregate annual assessment amount shall be 
allocated based upon a formula to be determined by the Interstate Commission, taking into 
consideration the population of each compacting state and the volume of interstate movement 
of juveniles in each compacting state and shall promulgate a rule binding upon all compacting 
states that governs the assessment. 

"(c) The Interstate Commission shall not incur any obligations of any kind prior to securing 
the funds adequate to meet the same; nor shall the Interstate Commission pledge the credit 
of any of the compacting states, except by and with the authority of the compacting state. 

"(d) The Interstate Commission shall keep accurate accounts of all receipts and disburse- 
ments. The receipts and disbursements of the Interstate Commission shall be subject to the 
audit and accounting procedures established under its by-laws. However, all receipts and 
disbursements of funds handled by the Interstate Commission shall be audited yearly by a 
certified or licensed public accountant and the report of the audit shall be included in and 
become part of the annual report of the Interstate Commission. 

"Article IX 
"The State Council 

"Each member state shall create a State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision. 
While each state may determine the membership of its, own state council, its membership 
must include at least one representative from the legislative, judicial, and executive branches 
of government, victims groups, and the compact administrator, deputy compact administrator 
or designee. Each compacting state retains the right to determine the qualifications of the 
compact administrator or deputy compact administrator. Each state council will advise and 
may exercise oversight and advocacy concerning that state's participation in Interstate 
Commission activities and other duties as may be determined by that state, including but not 
limited to, development of policy concerning operations and procedures of the compact within 
that state. '.".,■. 

"Article X ■■:"'.■ ■"■:. ■ -. 

"Compacting States, Effective Date and Amendment 

"(a) Any state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin 
Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas Islands as defined in Article II 
of this compact is eligible to become a compacting state. 

"(b) The compact shall become effective and binding upon legislative enactment of the 
compact into law by no less than 35 of the states. The initial effective date shall be the later 
of July 1, 2004, or upon enactment into law by the 35th jurisdiction. Thereafter it shall 
become effective and binding as to any other compacting state upon enactment of the compact 
into law by that state. The governors of non-member states or their designees shall be 
invited to participate in the activities of the Interstate Commission on a nonvoting basis prior 
to adoption of the compact by all states and territories of the United States. 

"(c) The Interstate Commission may propose amendments to the compact for enactment by 
the compacting states. No amendment shall become effective and binding upon the Inter- 

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state ^Commission and the ■< compacting states unless and' until; it ;ist> enacted into law by 
unanimous consent of the compacting states. — - •;*!?/< ">th - 1 ' ' 

■ -n / r* ■< 
"Article XI 
'Withdrawal, Default, Termination and Judicial Enforcement 

"Section A. Withdrawal 

"(1) Once effective, the compact shall "continue, in. force arid remain; binding upon ...each 
and every compacting state; provided, that a compacting state may withdraw from the 
compact by specifically repealing the- statute that enacted the compsact into law. - ■- ■ ' 

"(2) The effectived^ _\ „,'...! 

"(3) The withdrawing state;;^haU V Timme^i^^- notify- the chairperson of the; Interstate 
..Commission iny writing upon the introduction of* legislation repealing; this compact; in- the 
.withdrawing state. The Interstate. Qommission,;shall notify the other compacting states of 
, .the withdrawing state- s intent to. withdraw within 60 days of its receipt thereof. ..■■ ^v 

"(4) The withdrawing state is responsible for all assessments, obligations, and liabilities 
^incurred through the effective date of withdrawal, including any obligations? the perform- 
ance of which extend beyond the effectived ..-.?.■ 
" '&(§)'< Reinstatement Mlbwing withdrawal of striy compacting' state shall occur upon the 
-. withdrawing state ,reenacting the compact or-upon such -later; date as determined by the 
Interstate Commission,, . , .«. • ; r - --\ 

1 ■ "Section B. -Technical Assistance, Fines; Suspension, Termination and Default : 

; "(lj If ;the .Interstate Commission determines that any compacting state has at aiiy time 
'^defaulted iii'the performance of any of its obligations or responsibilities under this compact, 
or the by-laws or duly promulgated rules, the' Interstate Commission may impose any or all 
of the following penalties: 

"(A) Remedial training and technical assistance as directed by the Interstate Commis- 
sion; ■''■■'' ' ; 
> v'-i f(B) ? Alternative Dispute < Resolution;:. 1 ■ ..■■?< ■.'■-* - , - >:'' t ■ 
a ^(p) Fines, fees, and costs in such amounts as are deemed tb be reasonable as fixed by 
'"''' the Interstate'Cohimissiori; ah'd'- 1 ' 8 - '" f; ' ' < ■" f " " ! "' i 

"(D) Suspension or termination of membership in the compact^Avhich shall be imposed 
only after all other reasonable means'of securing compliance under the by-laws atfd rules 
\'. have been exhausted/.and the Interstate Qqmmissibii' has f /therefore determined, tha 
'.',.. 6ffendirig [r state is in ^default. Immediate^ notice ;of ; suspension jshall be given by the 
.' t \ Interstate ^ 

the state, the majority ancf minority leaders of the defaulting state's legislature, and the 
state council. The grounds for default include, but are not limited to, failure of a 
compacting state to perform such obligations or responsibilities imposed upon it by this 
compact, the by-laws, or duly promulgated 'rules and any other grounds designated in 
commission bylaws and rules. The Interstate Commission shall immediately notify the 
defaulting state in writing^ of the penalty imposed by the Interstate Commission and of 
the jiefault pending a cure of the default. The commission shall stipulate the conditions 
and- the .time period witniri' which the "defaulting J state must cure its'default If the 
1 : defaulting state fails to ;i cure the default within 5 the time period Specified by the 
commission, the defaulting state shall be terniinated from the compact' up'6n "axi affirma- 
tive vote of a ^m^prity of the compacting; states and all rights, jprivileges and- benefits 
f conferred by this compact shall be terminated jfrom the :effective date of termination. 
- T "(2) Within 60 days* of ! 'the effective date of termination of a defaulting state, the' 
Commission shall notify the Governor, the n Chief Justice or Chief Judicial ^0fficer> the 
]\^6rit^atfid Minority Leaders of the defaulting state's legislature, andthe state council of 
such ^termination/ *--■ -■' ' '—- ; : ' -;' : " r ';* '" f ' : ^ '"''#.■ :U ■ : ;' ^-'-i 

"(3) The defaulting state i's responsible for all assessments, oblijgatibris, an<f liabilities 
-incurred through the effective date of termination including^any obligations, .the perform- 
ance of wMch extends beyond the effective date of terniihation. ^^^/^ WW:. <} . .,i .'. ■ ). .i->.i (f'l 

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"(4) The Interstate Commission shall not bear any costs relating to the defaulting state 
unless otherwise mutually agreed upon in writing between the Interstate Commission and 
the defaulting state. 

"(5) Reinstatement following termination of any compacting state requires both a 
reenactment of the compact by the defaulting state and the approval of the Interstate 
Commission pursuant to the rules. 

"Section C. Judicial Enforcement 

"The Interstate Commission may, by majority vote of the members, initiate legal action in 
the United States District Court for the District of Columbia or, at the discretion of the 
Interstate Commission, in the federal district where the Interstate Commission has its offices, 
to enforce compliance with the provisions of the compact, its duly promulgated rules and by- 
laws, against any compacting state in default. In the event judicial enforcement is necessary, 
the prevailing parly shall be awarded all costs of such litigation including reasonable 
attorneys fees." 

"Section D. Dissolution of Compact 

"(1) The compact dissolves effective upon the date of the withdrawal or default of the 
compacting state, which reduces membership in the compact to one compacting state. 

"(2) Upon the dissolution of this compact, the compact becomes null and void and shall 
be of no further force or effect, and the business and affairs of the Interstate Commission 
shall be concluded and any surplus funds shall be distributed in accordance with the by- 
iaws. - ■ ' - . 

"Article XII 
"Severability and Construction 

"(a) .The provisions of this compact shall be severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, 
or provision is deemed unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the compact shall be 
enforceable. ' : 

: "(b) The provisions of this compact shall be liberally construed to effectuate its purposes. 

"Article XIII 
"Binding Effect of Compact and Other Laws 

"Section A. Other Laws 

"(1) Nothing herein prevents the enforcement of any other law of a compacting state that 
is not inconsistent with this compact. 

"(2) All compacting states' laws other than state Constitutions and , other interstate 
compacts conflicting with this compact are superseded to the extent of the conflict. 

"Section B. Binding Effect of the Compact 
o- "(1) All lawful actions of the Interstate Commission, including all rules and bylaws 
promulgated by the Interstate Commission, are binding upon the compacting states. 

"(2) All agreements between the Interstate Commission and the compacting states are 
binding in accordance with their terms. ■ >.-. 

"(3) Upon the request of a party to a conflict over meaning or interpretation of 
, Interstate Commission actions, and upon a majority vote of the compacting states, the 
Interstate Commission may issue advisory opinions regarding such meaning or interpreter 
tion. .. ; u ■; 

"(4) In the event any provision of this compact exceeds the constitutional limits imposed 
on the legislature of any compacting state, the obligations, duties, powers, or jurisdiction 
sought to be conferred by such provision upon the Interstate Commission shall be 
ineffective and such obligations, duties, powers, or jurisdiction shall remain in the compact- 
ing state and shall be exercised by the agency thereof to which such obligations, duties, 
powers, or jurisdiction are delegated by law in effect at the time this compact becomes 
effective.". ■■ , -'" • ■ " 

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement. 

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..The:?G:6uncil; adopts the fiscal impadrstatement of the Chief Financial Officer as' the, fiscal 
impact. statement required by^section 602(c)(3). of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). > 

v; Sec. r 4. \ Effective date. ■-■ ; ;.- :,'■■ u >rh ' r>. . 

r This act 'shall take effect following ^approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto 'by;. the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia- in 
section, 412(a) of the District pi Columbia Home Rule Act, approved -December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat. 788; .D.C. Official' Code 1 1^0^i2(a)). : ^ ; ^'C>'^tf> -,'*-. 

APPROVEDr January 20, 20l2. -''-'^ ' ■' ' \ '* A ' A "■■■•" r ''" ' 



JUBILEE HOUSING RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROJECT REAL PROP- T 
ERTY TAX EXEMPTION CLARIFICATION CONGRESSIONAL 
;j; REVIEW EMERGENCY ACT OF 2012 

AN ACT to amend, on an eme'rgency> basis, due to Congressional review, Chapter46 of Title 47 of 
the District of Columbia Official Code to clarify the existing tax exemption for certain 
property owned by Jubilee Housing Inc., or its affiliate, which has been developed as extremely 
low-income housing. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited' as tffe ^Jurjilee Housing Residential Rental Project Real Property Tax 
Exemption Clarification' Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2012". :' "''/'■'. /' 

Sec. % Chapter 46 of Title- 47i of the District of Columbia Official Code is ; amended as 
follows: 

(a) The table of contents is amended by striking' the phrase "rental project; Lots 107 and 
108, Square 2560, and Lot 863, Square 2500." and inserting the : phrase "rental project; Lots 
107 and 108, now known as Lot 863 in Square 2560, and Lot 873, Square 2563 "jn its place, 

(b) Section 47-4633 is amended as follows: „' 

(1) The title is amended by striking the phrase "rental project; Lots 107 ,arid f lQ§, Square 
2560, and Lot 863, Square 2560." and inserting the phrase "rental project; Lots' 107 and 
108, now- known ^s Lot v 863 in Square 2560, arid Lot 873, Square 2568." in its place. 

(2) Strike the ' phrase'"described as Lots 107 and 108, Square 2560, and Lot 863, Square 
2560, owned by Jubilee Housing Inc.," and insert the'pfirase "described as Lots 107~and 

• '108;^ now known as Lot' 863 in Square'2560, and Lot "873^ Square 2563; owned 5 by Jubilee 
Housing Inc. "in itsiplace. rv .-j*'-^ ' ort ^irv'.Ui ■ ■<"' ■< , ■' > ; 

■ii (3) Strike the phrase ^provisions^of § 47-1005, 47-1007, and 47-1009/' "and insert the 
phrase "provisions of §§ 47-1005, 47-1007, and 47-1009." in its place, -r ■■■■■> > 

; Sea 3/' Fiscal impact statement. *"' '•<'■■ ;) s T-;-; li ' ; v ^ L ' 11 '-- J '^ 

( The C#imcp. r adqr^^ Chief ^irianciai > .<jfficer i as, the fiscal 

impact statemein^reqmred' bisection 60&(c)(£) of the ' District of Columbia "Home Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

^Se£. 4V^ , ' , >; ' "'.., ;. ,■'."[ ......'. .. p \ ■'..'", \' l l\ ')...' 

*)dThi§ act shall take effect ^follpy^ngapprovaL.by^e Mayor (or in ; the./event of veto by the 
Mayor,- actipn by the , Council , to; override, the, veto), and shall remain in effect t f or. no longer 
than- j90 days* as provided for emergency acts ,of the Council of the District of Columbia in 
^ection l? 4i2(aj;Ofrthe 1 :Distiict of Columbia Home Rule Act^ approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(i)). 

APPROVED: January 20, 2012. •,;, 

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CRIMINAL PENALTY FOR UNREGISTERED MOTORIST 

REPEAL CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW EMERGENCY 

AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Act 19-296 

AN ACT to amend, on an emergency basis, due to Congressional review, the District of Columbia 
Revenue Act of 1937 to repeal criminal penalties for motorists operating unregistered vehicles, 
and to institute a graduated schedule of civil penalties for motorists operating unregistered 
vehicles absent fraudulent or false pretenses. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Criminal Penalty for Unregistered Motorist Repeal Congressional 
Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. Section 4 of Title IV of the District of Columbia Revenue Act of 1937, approved 
August 17, 1937 (50 Stat. 682; D.C. Official Code § 50-1501.04), is amended as follows: 

(a) Subsection (b)(1) is amended as follows; ; 

(1) Strike the phrase "Any person violating" and insert the phrase "Except as provided 
in subsection (c) of this section, any person violating" in its place. 

(2) Strike, the phrase "Corporation Counsel of the District of Columbia" and insert the 
phrase "Attorney General for the District of Columbia" in its place. 

(b) A new subsection (c) is added to read as follows: 

"(c) Any person in violation of subsection (a)(1) or (2) of this section shall not be subject to 
arrest or criminal penalties, but shall be subject to civil penalties as follows: 

"(1)" Any violation that occurs up to 30 days from when the vehicle is unregistered shall 
result in a $100 fine; 

"(2); Any violation that occurs after 30 days from when the vehicle is unregistered may 
result in impoundment of the vehicle and a $200 fine. 

"(3) 'The provisions of this subsection shall be adjudicated pursuant to the District of 
Columbia Traffic Adjudication Act of 1978, effective September 12, 1978 (D.C. Law 2-104; 
D.C. Official Code § 50-2301.01 ebseq.)."._ 

Sec. 3, Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal 
impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206,02(c)(3)). - 

Sec. 4. Effective date. 

. This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § l-204.12(a)). 

APPROVED: January 20, 2012. . . 



BOARD OF ETHICS AND GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY 
ESTABLISHMENT AND COMPREHENSIVE ETHICS RE- 
FORM EMERGENCY AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Act 19-298 

AN ACT to establish, on an emergency basis, the independent District of Columbia Board of Ethics 

and Government Accountability ("Ethics Board"), to administer and enforce the Code of 

"'. Conduct, to establish the composition of the board, terms of appointment, qualifications of 

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board members* procedures for removal of board members, meetings procedures, investigations 
procedures, to authorize the.Et hies Board to, issue advisory opinions and tp provide safe harbor 
for good-faith reliance on these opinions, to empower a Director to cbnduct the day-to-day 
duties of the Ethics Board, including investigations of allegations of violations of the Code of 
Conduct, to establish procedures for preliminary and formal investigations and hearings, to 
prohibit public officials from participating in matters in which they have a conflict of interest, 
to adopt rules clearly detailing recusal procedures, to reduce the number of employees who 
, must file public and confidential financial disclosures, to require greater disclosure of finan- 
cial information from those tilers, to require public officials to" certify coiripiiance, wiih the 
Co de of Conduct, to establish penalties for yioiatibris of the Code of Cortduct, provide for local 
prosecutorial authority for certain violations of the Code of Conduct; to jm)imulgate registra- 
tion and reporting requirements for lobbyists, to prohibit the provision of discounted legal and 
other services to elected officials by lobbyists, to set forth the duties and powers of the Director 
Of i the Office of Campaign Finance within the District of Columbia' Board of Elections, to 
establish filing and reportinjg requirements for political, exploratory, transitional, and inaugu- 
ral committees, to prescribe organizational and reporting requirements for legal defense funds, 
to promulgate contribution limitations, to establish penalties and enforcement procedures for 
violations of campaign finance-related violations, to redefine the constituent-service program, 
and to restrict by amount and use constituent, services funds, including requiring that each 
expenditure accrues to the primary benefit of residents of the District; to amend the District of 
Columbia Home Rule Act to make ineligible ttf serve any Councilmember or Mayor convicted 
b vof a felony while in office, and to provide that the Council may, by a % vote of its members, 
adopt a resolution to expel a Councilmember; to amend the Open Government Office Act to 

{ District of Columbia Open Government Office as an independent office within the Ethics 
1 Board, and to provide that tfie Efihics Board shall appoint tfie director of the Open Government 
Office; to amend the Rules Of Organization and Procedure for the Council of the District of 
Columbia to establish an ad hoc committee of the Council to consider evidence of a violation; of 
the Code of Conduct and to recommend penalties, including reprimand, censure, or expulsion, 
and to provide a hearing process for a meinber who is the subject of an ad hoc committee's 
report and recommendations to the Council; to amend the District of Columbia Government 
- ,\ Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act, of 1978. to amend the definitions, of "public pfficial," 
"District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics," "employee," arid to proyide'that persons 
required to file under this act shall complete ethics training and certify that they have done so; 
to repeal titles I through Vlll of the Campaign Finance Reform Act; section 4 of the Initiative, 
Referendum and Recall Procedures Act of 1979, the District of Columbia Campaign>Cbntribu- 
,tipr> Limitation Initiative of 1992, and the Exploratory Committee Regulation Amendment Act 

r of 2007^ to amend ihe District of Columbia Election Code of 1955 to strike references to the 

' l Board of Elections and Ethics arid the District of Columbia Campaign' Finance iRefbrrri and 
Conflict of Interest Act of 1974 ("Campaign Finance Reform Act"); to amerid-ffie ? Official 
Correspondence Regulations Act of 1977 by striking a reference to the Campaign Finance 
Reform Act; tp amend the Volunteer Services Act of 1977 by, striking a reference to the 
Campaign Finance Reform Act; to amend tlie Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Act of 
1977 by striking reference to An Act to're^ulafe certain political campaign finance practices in 
the District of Columbia; to amemT the District of Columbia Statehood' Constitutional 
Convention Initiative of 1979 by striking references to the District of Columbia Board of 
Elections and Ethics and the Campaign Finance Reform Act; to amend the Law to Legalize 
• Lotteries; Daily Numbers GameSy and Bingo arid Raffles for Charitable Purposes in the District 
Of Columbia by striking a reference to the Campaign Finance Reform Act; to amend the 
■..i statehood Convention Procedural Amendments Act of;1982 by^ striking a reference to;the 

j\ Campaign Finance Reform Act; tb amend sections; 417r391.08 anq\47^2808 of the District of 
Columbia Official Code to make conforming amendments; to amend the School Modernization 
Financing Act of 2006 by striking a reference to the Campaign Finance Reform Act; and to 
amend provisions related to conflicts of interest in the Council of 'the District of Columbia 
Code of Official Conduct. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited, as the -"Board of Ethics' arid Government Accountability Establishment and 
Comprehensive Ethics Refcrm^Emergency .Amendment Act of 2012", i : : ; ■• 

Table of Contents 

TITLE I. ETHICS ACT '.":'. .V 11 

;'"Vsufe^ 

■:■; .GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY ESTABLISHMENT. ,u < . . .>. ., . , 11 

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SUBTITLE B. DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS 16 

SUBTITLE C. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST 19 

SUBTITLE D. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES AND HONORARIA '. 20 

SUBTITLE E. LOBBYISTS '. . " .:.....; 26 

TITLE II. CAMPAIGN FINANCE CODE . . . . . 30 

SUBTITLE A. OFFICE OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE . . . 30 

SUBTITLE B. CAMPAIGN FINANCE COMMITTEES 35 

SUBTITLE C. LEGAL DEFENSE FUNDS 43 

SUBTITLE D. CONTRIBUTION LIMITATIONS 46 

SUBTITLE E. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND ENFORCEMENT 48 

-.:; SUBTITLE F. CONSTITUENT SERVICES ..,-... 50 

TITLE III. AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE ACT ..,,'., 52 

TITLE IV CONFORMING AMENDMENTS AND REPEALERS .................. 52 

TITLE V TRANSITION PROVISIONS; APPLICABILITY. ... ........ ..... ....... 63 

TITLE VI FISCAL IMPACT AND EFFECTIVE DATE , . ....,...............;... 64 

Sec. 2. Definitions. 

For the purposes of this act, the term: 

(1) "Administrative decision" means any activity directly related to action by an execu- 
tive agency to issue a Mayor's order, to cause to be undertaken, a rule-making proceeding 
(which does not include a formal public hearing) under the Administrative Procedure Act, 
or to propose legislation or make nominations to the Council, the President, or Congress. 

(2) "Administrative Procedure Act" means the District of Columbia Administrative 
Procedure Act, approved October 21, 1968 (82 Stat. 1204; D.C. Official Code § 2-501 et 
seq.l 

(3) "Affiliated organization" means; 

(A) An organization or entity: ■■.>;.;■..■■■ 

(i) In which the employee serves as officer, director, trustee, general partner, or 
employee; 

(ii) In which the employee or member of the employee's household is a director, 

officer, owner, employee, or holder of stock worth $1,000 or more at fair market value; 
or 

(iii) That is a client of the employee or member pf the employee's household; or 

.(B) A person with whom the employee is negotiating for or has an arrangement 
concerning prospective employment. \ 

(4) "Business" means any corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, firm, nonprofit 
corporation, enterprise, franchise, association, organization, self-employed individual, hold- 
ing company, joint stocky trust, and. any legal entity through which business is conducted, 
whether for profit or not. 

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(5) "Business with which he or she is associated" means any business of which the person 

> • or member of his or her household is a director; officer," owner, employee; or holder of stock 

worth $1,000 or more at fair market value, and any business that is a client of that person. 

(6)- "Candidate" means a person who" seeks nomination for election, or election, to office, 
whether or not the person is nominated or elected. For the purposes of this r paragi*aph, a 
person shall be deemed to seek nomination for election, or * election, if "the -person: 

(A) Obtained or authorized any other person to obtain nominating petitions; -., 

(B) Received contributions or made expenditures, or has given consent to any other 
person to receive contributions, or make expenditures for, £hat purpdse; t ;or 

(C) Knows, or has reason to know, that any other , .person. has„ received contributions or 
made expenditures for that purpose, arid has not notified that person in writing to cease 
receiving contributions or , making^ expenditures for that purpose; provided, that an 
individual shall not be deemed a candidate if the individuaT notifies each person who has 
received contributions or made expenditures that, the,- mdividual is only, testing the 
waters, has not yet made any decision' whether to seek'yo'miriatibh or' election to public 
office, and is not a candidate. A person.. deemed to be a, candidate for the purposes of 
this act shall not be deemed, solely by reason 1 of that status, to be k candidate for the 
purposes of any other law. , ^, r ;■ 

(7) "Code of Conduct" means those provisions contained in the following: 

(A) The. Code of Official Conduct for the Council of the District of Columbia, as 
adopted by the Council; 

(B) Sections 1801 through l802f'of the Merit Personnel Act; 

(C) Section 2 of the Official -Correspondence Regulations, effective April 7, 1977 (D. C. 
Law 1-118;' D.C. OmciaTCocle §' 2-70fet seg.); 

(D) Section 416 of the ^0^6^^' Practices Reform Act, ; effective, April 11, 2011 
(D.C. Law 18-371; D.C. Official Code § 2-354.16); 

; ' (E) Chapter 18 of Title 6Bof the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations; ' 

(F) Subtitles C, D, and E of Title I and Subtitle F of Title II. t . , 

(8) "Commodity" means commodity as defined in § 2 of the Commodities Exchange Act, 
as amended (7 U.S.C. § 2). - - '"' * v ^''■*r- ! ' - 

■ (9) "Comperislatipn" me&sKriy money or an exchange of : value Teceived; regardless of its 

^'form; by aperson acting as ;a lobbyist '/''.\' : ' >\^. . .-•. ; : 

(lO)^y^Coni^ ; ; ' "'* -. ,j ; -. (T ', ^ : -, •,'/ \ . . . f((( 

, r ., , • (i) A gift, subscription (including any assessment, fee^.pr membership, dues), loan 
/., texcept> ipan made in 'the regular course of business by 'a business engaged in the 
"business of making loans), advance/ or deposit of money or anything of value, made for 
the purpose of financing, directly or indirectly, the election campaign of a candidate or 
any operations of a political committee or the canlpaign, ; '6r any 'operations of a political 
committee involved in such a campaign, to obtain signatures on any initiative, .referen- 
dum, or recall measure, or to bring about the ratification or defeat of any initiative, 
,J ° * "' "rSereridui^ ' Ay " M ( ' '*■ "'''' i{ - '""'•' 

(ii) A contract, promise, or agreement,, whether or not legally enforceable, to make a 
,v "contribution for any such purpose; *■'■'' ^■■; v ' >: ■ ->'■■' -■', ' - ■' ^ 

(iii) A transfer of funds between political committees; or' 

(iv) v The . payment, . by any person p.ther than $, candidate or political committee, of 

compensation for 1 the personal services 6f J another person that are rendered to such 

,.:■■ candidate or committee without charge^ or -for less r than reasonable value, for any such 

purpose or the furnishing of goods, advertising; vor services- to^a candidate's campaign 

without; charge^,^or T at a rate which, is Jess than the., rate, normally charged for such 

r .services. T ;'V ."' ■■.>■ '" / '^"\. !;, '..',, ''' j'. >./.'.'■■. "..'..,. . "T '*... . 

,»: ''(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph, (A) of timparagraphj ithe term "contribution" shall 
not be construed to include: ^ r : j {*^ ■ >,[■-■ 

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(i) Services provided without compensation by a person (including an accountant or 
an attorney) volunteering a portion or all of the person's time on behalf of a candidate 
or political committee; 

(ii) Personal services provided without compensation by a person volunteering a 
portion or all of the person's time to a candidate or political committee; 

(iii) Communications by an organization, other than a political party, solely to its 
members and their families on any subject; 

(iv) Communications (including advertisements) to any person on any subject by any 
organization that is organized solely as an issue-oriented organization, which communi- 
cations neither endorse nor oppose any candidate for office; 

(v) Normal billing credit for a period not exceeding 30 days; 

(vi) Services of an informational or polling nature, and related thereto, designed to 
seek the opinion(s) of voters concerning the possible candidacy of a qualified elector for 
public office, before such qualified elector's becoming a candidate; 

(vii) The use of real or personal property, and the costs of invitations, food, and 
beverages voluntarily provided by a person to a candidate in rendering voluntary 
personal services on the person's residential premises for related activities; provided, 
that expenses do not exceed $500 with respect to the candidate's election; and 

(viii) The sale of any food or beverage by a vendor for use in a candidate's campaign 
at a charge less than the normal comparable charge, if the charge for use in a 
candidate's campaign is at least equal to the cost of such food or beverage to the 
vendor; provided, that expenses do not exceed $500 with respect to the candidate's 
election. 

(11) "Direct and predictable effect" means there is: 

(A) A close causal link between any decision or action to be taken in the matter and 
any expected effect of the matter on the financial interest; 

(B) A real, as opposed to a speculative possibility, that the matter will affect the 
financial interest; and ' 

(C) The effect is. more .than de. minimis. ; 

(12) "Director of Campaign Finance" means the Director of Campaign Finance of the 
Elections Board created by section 202. 

(13) "Director ., of Government Ethics" means the Director of Government Ethics created 
by section 106. 

(14) "Domestic partner"' shall have the same meaning as provided in section 2 of the 
Health Care Benefits Expansion Act of 1992, effective June 11, 1992 (D.C. Law 9-114; D.C. 
Official Code § 32-701(3)). 

(15) "Election" means a primary, general, or special election held in the District of 
Columbia for the purpose of nominating an individual to be. a candidate for election to 
office, or for the purpose of electing a candidate to office, or for the purpose of deciding an 
initiative, referendum, or recall measure, and includes a convention or caucus of a political 
party held for the purpose of nominating such a candidate. ' . 

(16) "Election Code" means the District of Columbia Election Code of 1955, approved 
August 12, 1955 (69 Stat. 699; D.C. Official Code § 1-1001.01 et seq.). 

(17) "Elections Board" means the District of Columbia Board of Elections established 
under the Election Code, and redesignated by section 205. 

(18) "Employee" means a. person who performs a function of the District government 
and who receives compensation for the performance of such services, or a. member of a 
District government board, or commission, whether or not for compensation, 

. ■■ (19) "Ethics Board" means.the District of Columbia Board of Ethics and Government 
Accountability established by section 102. 

(20) "Executive agency" means: 

(A) A department, agency, or office in the executive branch of the. District government 
under the direct administrative control of the Mayor; :-. 

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v • ; j(B) The Board of Education or ariy-of its constituent' elements; 

(C) The University' of the' District' of Columbia or'stay of its 'constituent elements; 

(D) The Elections Board; and 

(E) Any District v ^ 
control of the executive branch. 

'"' (2i)(^) "Expenditure" means: ' "^ ' . " t ';'■.- ?, .*.. ' 1 ,/' 

(i) A purchase, payinent,, distribution, lqan, , advance, #ppsit ? or gift of money or 

,- - .anything/qf value^ made' for the purpose of .financing,,4irectiy or indirectly, the election 

campaign of a candidate or any operations o| v a ; pqiiticaL ; committee or the election 

campaign, or any. operations of a political commit^ a campaign, to 

obtain signatures on any initiative,' referendum 1 , or fecaIl ; petiti6n,or to bring about the 

- ! rktificdtionor defeat of any initiative, referehduihi'of ^c'^llmesLSure; : ■ ' : 

(ii) A contract, promise, or agreement, MetHeror^nbtlegan make 

an expenditure'; V; ''" ' '"' ' k ' '"\ 4 " ' " l 

* "(iii) Atransfer '"of rands between pohlicai committees; and 

; > ; f (13) 'Notwithstanding subparagraph (A) of this paragrapn;, the term "expenditure" shall 

; , ., not/.be-cpnstrued tojnclude , the incidental .expenges (as defined by the Elections Board) 

^vmadeby.pr ^pabeh^l of ,a.: person in ,the r course of vplunteering that person's time on 

; ' jbehalf pf a candidate or political committee or the use s of rei^jbr personal property and 

"the 'cost; of ^invitations, food, or beverages volunt^ilypr.p^ to a candidate 

Jti in gendering voljint^.p^son^ise^ces op the perspnVi^iden^ candi- 

'"" date-related activity if the aggregate value of such activities ty such person on, behalf of 

any candidate does not exceed $500 with respect to any election. r 

, (22) "Exploratory committee", means any person, or group, of persons, organized for the 
' purpose of examining or exploring the; ^sisiBility of bfecpnling a candidate' ft)r an elective 
office in the District. ' ^y ■ ■■"■^ , - : i : - - - -■■'■ , > : - , -< :; - ' v 

(23) "Gift" means' a payment, subscription, advance, forbearahce^reridering, or deposit of 
money, services, or anything of value, unless consideration of 'equal or 1 heater' value is 
received, and shall not include a political contribution' 'oMerwise* reported ^ as reiquired by 
■law, a commercially reasonable loan made;, in the ordinary course of business, pr 'a gift 
received from a member of the person's immediate family.^ • ■ \d m-i,,,^ ,-i*i : ;. -^ yr- '/, 

(24) "Home Rule Act"; means' the District bfuGolumbia Home ^ ^Rule' )Act, J 'approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 777; D.C. Official Code § 1-201.01 et seq.). .<"/ \< ', 

(25) "Household" .'means the: 'public official and any imember^of -his dr her immediate 

.' ^family with whom the public .'official resides. " '• -v. .<',-t,^/a, ^.-^ .> ■>; ' ;';.< *- ; 

(26) "Immediate family" means the public official's spouse or domestic partner arid any 
v parent, grandparent,^ brother; or} sister, ? or -child of the- public official/ and the spouse or 

■ domestic partner of any mich p 

,; (^7) "Inaugural &mnSit^ee"\ means a jperson, or grbup of persons, 'organized for the 
purpose of soliciting, accepting, and spending funds and coordinating activities to celebrate 
the election of a new Mayor. ^ ; ? 

(28) "Income" means gi'0ss; ; inc6me a's'defined in § 61 of the Internal Revenue Code of 

, 1954. ^ \'-*\ Hr, ! r ^/ •■ " ■ \ ", ' ^"\ r : '"/" .'" \.]: w r J 

T ; ' (^9) "Legaildefens'e cSMmltfee'^Tiieans a" ^ersPn or group of persons, organized 'for the 
purpose of soliciting, accepting/ and 1 expendinig' > ]Sinds % defray the professional fefes and 
-c'Pste'for^a-publid officios iegal^deferis^ to ohe'or more civili-criminal, or administr'ative 

> proceedings/ 1 '- rr > *<^ n z ■>. : :■■ "'' r - ■> "'■' - ^- '■ j, --m -■ r - ; ' '"^ -^--^ ^x .. ■■ ■ ^ -' ■■ ; .^' : 

(30) "Legislative action" includes' any %tivlty conduced by ah official in the legislative 
brahch'in the' ■course of carrying out'his 1 or her flulfes J as' such' ^fi official, and relating- to the 
introduction, passage, or defeat of any legislationih the- Gbuncili ^ (i ^ " r - ^ 

(31)(A) "Lobbying" means communicating directly with 5 any official in the legislative or 
executive branch ;of 'the District government with the purpose of influencing any legislative 
action or an administrative decision; . : -'■'■■■ - - u t ^ 

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(B) The term "lobbying" shall not include: 

(i) The appearance or presentation of written testimony by a person on his or her 
own behalf, or representation by an attorney on behalf of any such person in a rule- 
making (which includes a formal public hearing), rate-making, or ac-judicatory hearing 
before an executive agency or the Tax Assessor; 

(ii) Information supplied in response to written inquiries by an executive agency, the 
Council, or any public official; 

(iii) Inquiries concerning only the status of specific actions by an executive agency 
or the Council; 

(iv) Testimony given before the Council or a committee of the Council, during which 
a public record is made of such proceedings or testimony submitted for inclusion in 
such a public record; 

(v) A communication made through the instrumentality of a newspaper, television, 
or radio of general circulation, or a publication whose primary audience is the 
organization's membership; and 

(vi) Communications by a bona fide political party. 
(32)(A) "Lobbyist" means any person who engages in lobbying. 

(B) Public officials communicating directly or soliciting others to communicate with 
other public officials shall not be deemed lobbyists for the purposes of this act; provided, 
that a public official does not receive compensation in addition to his or her salary for 
such communication or solicitation and makes such communication and solicitation in his 
or her official capacity, 

(33) "Merit Personnel Act" means the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive 
Merit Personnel Act of 1978, effective March 3> 1979 (D.C. Law 2-139; D.C.* Official Code 
§ 1-601.01 et seq.). 

(34) "Office" means the office of Mayor, Attorney General, Chairman of the Council, 
member of the Council, member of the Board of Education/ or an. official of a political 
party. 

(35) "Official in the executive branch" means: 

(A) The Mayor; 

(B) Any officer or employee in the Executive Service; 

(C) Persons employed under the authority of sections 901 through 903 (except 
903(a)(3)) of the Merit Personnel Act paid at a rate of DS-13 or above in the General 
Schedule or equivalent compensation under the provisions of Title XI of the Merit 
Personnel Act or designated in section 908 of the Merit Personnel Act (except para- 
graphs (9) and (10) of that section); or 

(D) Members of boards and commissions designated in section 2(e) of the Confirma- 
tion Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Official Code 
§ l-523.01(e)). 

(36) "Official in the legislative branch" means any candidate for Chairman or member of 
/ the Council in a primary, special, or general election, the Chairman or Chairman-elect or 

any member or member-elect of the Council, officers, and employees of the Council 
appointed under the authority of sections 901 through 903 or designated in section 908 of 
the Merit Personnel Act. 
'■-' (37) "Official of a political party" means: 

(A) National committeemen and national committeewomen; 

(B) Delegates to conventions of political parties nominating candidates for the Presi- 
dency, and Vice Presidency of the United States; 

(C) Alternates to the officials referred to in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of this 
paragraph, where permitted by political party rules; and 

(D) Such members and officials of local committees of political parties as may be 
.:...: designated by the duly authorized local committees of such parties for election, by public 

ballot, at large or by ward in the District. 

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(38) "Open Government Office" means 'theH'iridepSndent -agency : established i by the 
... Administrative procedure Act to promote open, governance^ - 

(39); "Open, Meetings Act" means the Open Meetings Amendment Act of 2010, effective 
March 31 y 2010 (D.G; Law 18-350; D;C: i Offieial <Gode:§;2-571 etmp). smcr- 

(40) "Particular matter" is limited to meaning a deliberation, decision-, ' 6r action that is 
focused^upoh^thesinter^ts^M^spe'chlc^-.perlsons,- or a discrete and identifiable class of 
persons. > ■?<?:.>■■ ^^ > 

■.-;> (41); "Person" means an individual; partnership,, cpmmittee^corporation, labor 'organiza- 
tion, and any other organization. 

:: (42); "Person clbfcely affiliated 'with the employee" means a spouse, dependent child, 
'general partner,*' a member of the 'employee's .household, or an affiliated 'organization. 

(43) "Political committee" means any proposer, individual, committee' (including a princi- 
pal campaign ;committee)^vclu^^^ association, organization,^ or other 'group of individuals 

. organized for the purpose of, or engaged in promoting oir opposing: v;(A) A political party; 
(B) The nomination or election of a person to office; or (C)?Anyi initiative, referendum, or 
recall. - ; u ,- i:i ; ■ : v.,,.. ■> i U^rflwo'r.,r-v t .,r i ^ 

(44) "Political party 1 ' means an .association^ committee,;^ .organization, that nominates a 
candidate for election. to. any office and qualifies under Title, I of the, Election Code to have 

; the names of its nominees appear ori the election ballot as 'me. candidate of that association, 
committee, or .organization. - ./ ,, . .' / v . ;', " \'_" '. -\ •[ ' ""■ , ',':' 

(45) "Prohibited>source^' ; iBjeans any person that: L , :; .,, -^ . ., = >* <-:iu-i. ^ < ; -: 

(A) Has or is seeking to obtain contractual or other business or financial relations with 
;? the District government; \ivr t if i ; , ; V - 

," .(B);, Conducts, operations or activities that are subject to regulation by. the -District 
government; or * -*. ' < ^ ■ > I : 

' ■ < ^(C>rHas an, interest that may be favorably affected by the performance or ,non- 
, : performance of the: employees official responsibilities.' <r ■ J, :v- t 

(46) "Public official" means: 

(A) A candidate for nomination for election; or election, to public office;' 

(B) The Mayor, Chairman, and each member of the Council of the^District of Columbia 
holding office under the Home Rule Act, and an Advisory Neighborhobd Commissioner; 

m (C) The Attorney General; , ;. lr [- ...--. .-> - 

- ■'■ :i (D) ; A Representative or /Senator elected pursuant 1 to section 4 of the District of 
Columbia Statehood Constitutional dbnverition Initiative of-1979, : effective March 10, 1981 
- W.C; Law 3471; D.C/'Official Code? 1-123); J \ ' ; ' 

(E) An Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner; 
'\>' s '(F) A member oXthe.B^d of Education; . J " .. ' \ ' 

(G) A person serving as a subordinate agency head in a position designated as within 
v the Executive Service; ,,-,,..,:.,, ,. ...... ,,..,- ,.,..■ 

(H) A member of v a )?oar(Lor commission listed in section 2(e) of the Confirmation, Act 
,, : of 1978^ effective Mareh^ 197Q $.G. Law-2-142; D.g. Qfficial Code § 1-523. 01(e));- #nd 
■ ■:■■■ ■■''.■ (1) ;A District of iG61umbi&;,Excepted Service employee; paid at a rate < of .-Excepted 
Service 9 or above, or its equivalent, and who makes decisions or ■ .participates substantial- 
ly in areas of contracting, procurement, administration ,of : grante pr^subsidieSi developing 
policies, land use planning,, inspecting, licensing, regulating, auditing, or acting in f ,areas of 
responsibility that may' create a conflict of Interest or appearance of a conflict of interest; 
'"' and any Additional employees designated byMle by the -Ethics "BoM ' who make 
decisions or participate substantially iti Areas of 'contacting, procurement, Administration 
of grianfe or subsidies;^ dsyeloping polieies^^land uselplanhingi inspecting, licensing, 
regulating, auditing, or actingun areas of; responsibilit^y^that m^: j create ; a^conflict of 
;: interest or appe^ance.of a conflict pf interest.*, ..* r . j ■ <-, Q .. -,.■ u r ^ 
■•* v(47)> "Registrant'' -means a-person^who is required to v register ;as^. a lobbyists under the 
provisions of section 124. .■■-■..■:'■ .■ < i . ':; t.'' 

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(48) "Security" means security as defined in § 2 of the Securities Act of 1933, as 
amended, approved May 27, 1933 (48 Stat. 74; 15 U.S.C. § 77b)). 

(49) "Tax" means the taxes imposed under Chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 
1954, under the District of Columbia Revenue Act of 1947, approved July 16, 1947 (Pub. L. 
No. 80-195, 61 Stat. 328), and under the District of Columbia Public Works Act of 1954, 
approved May 18, 1954(68 Stat. 101; D.C. Official Code § 43-1607 et seq.); and any other 
provision of law relating to the taxation of property within the District 

(50) "Transactions in securities or commodities" means any . acquisition, holding, with- 
holding, use, transfer, or other disposition involving any security or commodity. 

(51) "Transition committee" means any person, or group of persons, organized for"; the 
purpose of soliciting, accepting, or expending funds for office and personnel transition on 
behalf of the Chairman of the Council or the Mayor. 

TITLE L ETHICS ACT. 

Sec. 101. Short title. 

This title may be cited as the "Government Ethics Emergency Act of 2012". 

SUBTITLE A. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BOARD OF ETHICS AND 
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY ESTABLISHMENT. 

Sec. 102. Establishment of the District of Columbia Board of Ethics and Government 
Accountability. 

(a) There is established a District of Columbia Board of Ethics and Government Accounta- 
bility, whose purpose shall be to: 

(i) Administer and enforce the Code of Conduct; 

(2) Appoint a Director of the Open Government Office; 

(3) Appoint a Director of the Ethics Board; 

(4) Receive, investigate, and adjudicate violations of the Code of Conduct; 
... (5) Conduct mandatory training on the Code of Conduct; 

(6) Produce ethics training materials, including summary guidelines for all applicable 
laws and regulations; 

(7) Produce a plain-language ethics guide; 

(8) Issue rules and regulations governing the ethical conduct of employees and public 
officials; and 

(9) Establish an anonymous and confidential telephone hotline for the- purpose of 
receiving information related to violations of the Code of Conduct or other information with 
regard to the administration or enforcement of the Code of Conduct, v 

(b) The Ethics Board shall conduct a detailed assessment of ethical guidelines and 
requirements for employees and public officials to include a review of national best practices 
of government ethics .law, and produce, within 240 days of the effective date, of this act, 
recommendations for amending the Code, of Conduct Thereafter, the Ethics Board shall 
submit recommendations on December 31 of each year. The recommendations shall include: 

(1) Whether to adopt local laws that are similar in nature to federal ethics laws; 

(2) Whether to adopt post-employment restrictions; *' ■ . ■ 

(3) Whether to adopt ethics laws pertaining to contracting and procurement; 

(4) Whether to adopt nepotism and cronyism prohibitions; '. ., 

(5) Whether to criminalize violations of ethics laws; , 

(6) Whether to expel a member of the Council for certain .violations of the Code of 
Conduct; : . - ^ ; -,- : -;.■'■- ■■• -.,-.-. ; ., ,. ■ 

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(7) 'Whether toiregulate -campaign contributions from affiliated wr subsidiary corpora- 
tions; and ■> ■ >'' .... // . ■■■.' ;' ^j) .';" 'v ,h W..-^;.; ', 

(8)Any othersmatter^as determined by the Ethics* Boards ■ >■ *. - n- -jT" ?*. 
Sec. 103. ; Composition^ term; qualification^; removal f \ ^ '"',: ; ; ' j ,. V 
,. (a), The EthicsBoard shall consist. of 3 ^m^ 

same political party, appointed bytjiie, -^ay^r^^i^-lhe.^vice .and Consent 'of the Council. 
Members shall be appointed to serve for terms of 6 years, except the members first 
Appointed. Of the members' first appointed, ohe^me^ to serve for a 

2-year term, one member shall" be appointed to serve for a 4-^year term, and; s one number 
stfalfcbe appointed to serve for a <>-year term; as designated by th& Mayor; 

' (b)(1) The flSayor' shall submit a nomination, for m3^ Ethics Board to the 

Council, for a 45-day period of review, excluding days' of Council recess. If the Council does 
not approve or disapprove the nomination, by resolution, within the 45-day review period, the 
nomination shall be deemed disapproved. L ■ x ■'::'"' 

(2) Within 45 days of the effective date of this act, the Mayor shaU, submit to the Council 
for its review pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection the nominations for initial 
appointment to 'the Ethics Board, i ;,;;; >- . r , h)' 1 n : ■ r- ■. < 

(c) The Mayor shall designate the Chairman of the Ethics Board. 

(d) Any person appointed to fiU a vacancy on the Ethics ; Board Shall be appointed only for 
the unexpired term of *themebbef whose vacancy he 6'rshe is filling. 

, (e) ;f A vacancy ; shall ; be noticed jn the District of Columbia Register. f 

(f)(1) A member may be reappointed, and, if not reappointed, the member shall serve until 
the members successor has been, appointed and apprpvefi s ii; , . r .-*■ 

(2) When appointing and approving a member of the Ethics Board* the -Mayor and 
Council shall consider whether the individual;, possesses demonstrated int^gn^, indepen- 
dence, and public credibility, and whether the individual has particdar knowledge/ training, 
or experience in government ethics or iri'public ^transparency. ; ' ; t;t1 ' ■!-■* 

(3) A person shall not be a member of the Ethics Board unless he or 1 she: - ; 

(A) Is a duly registered voter; ^ - J - i ■ - / - 

(B) Has resided in the District continuously since the beginning of the one-year period 
...jvj., ending^ on. the day he or she is, appointed; and , ; ,...■, 

(C) Holds no other office or employment in the District government 
(g) An Ethics Board member shall not: -r , ./ ; -' - 

.... ...,(1); Act as-aleader or hold any office in;a District political prganizatipn; ,rj 

(2) Make speeches for a District political organization or candidate, or publicly endorse 
or oppose a, District of Cqlumbia^candidate for public office; >,, . ;: , v , ■ - , ; \ y/ ^i ... - 

,[ r (3) Solicit funds for, pay an assessment to) f or makie a cbiitribution^tba District political 
organization or candidate; or attend or? purchase a ticket for a dinner or other event 
.sponsored by a District of Columbia political organization or candidate; j y 

■i i (4). Be a lobbyist; 'K-^-a-^ ..- « ■■•+ ■<■ i - l "■ \ 

■ t:f - (5) Use his ftr her status as a member to; dir^ 
L decision of the District government 1 relating to 9 atiy ; acftiorit thatis'' riot within the ' Ethics 

BDard^urview;^r f < ! --- ■ ■■■■■•■ '^' '* > * n "■ "■*'■& ' ( '" f - r ' 1 '■•'■ ^ - '• " ' 

(6) During tM member's teriure : On" to a 

felony in the District of Columbia; -or, if 1h^ ; .,<pmevfercpn^miitted ejsewhfre, convicted of an 
offense that would have been a felony if it had been committed in the District of Columbia. 

(h) A member of the Ethics Bparjd may be removed for good cause, including engaging in 
any activity prohibited by subsections ($ or (gjbi this section, in accordance with the 
Mowing procedure: , -.-■ ■-*> ./ 'r-'^hi Uir/ f ? v.* ■? ,■■-.■ j lis- r 7: 

i » (1) When the Mayor believes that there is good caus'ev to remove a memberpthe 'Mayor 
shall notify the member in writing by personal service or by certified or registered mail, 

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setting out the alleged cause and advising the member that he or she has 7 days in which to 
request a hearing before the Council. 

(2) If the member fails to request a hearing within 7 days after receiving the notice, the 
Mayor may remove the member and appoint a new member to serve until the expiration of 
the term of the member so removed. 

(3) If within 7 days of receiving notice from the Mayor the member requests a hearing, 
the Mayor shall promptly notify the Council, and the Council shall convene the hearing 
within 30 calendar days after receiving notice from the Mayor that a member has requested 
a hearing.'' 

(4) At the conclusion of the hearing, the Council shall vote on whether to remove the 
member. If |rds of the Council votes to remove a member, the member shall be removed 
and the Mayor shall appoint a new member to serve until the expiration of the term of the 
member removed. • 

(5) If less than $rds of the Council votes to remove a member, the member shall not be 
removed. 

Sec. 104. Meetings. 

(a) The Ethics Board shall hold regular monthly meetings in accordance with a schedule to 
be established by the Ethics Board. Additional meetings may be called as needed by the 
Ethics Board. 

(b) The Ethics Board shall provide notice of meetings and shall conduct its meetings in 
compliance with the Open Meetings Act. 

Sec. 105. Compensation. 

(a) Each member of the Ethics Board, excluding the Chairperson, shall receive compensa- 
tion, as provided in section 1108 of the Merit Personnel Act, while actually in the service of 
the Ethics Board, for a sum not to exceed $12,500 per annum. 

(b) The Chairman of the Ethics Board shall receive compensation, as provided in section 
1108 of the Merit Personnel Act, while actually in the service of the Ethics Board, for a sum 
not to exceed $26,500 per annum. 

Sec. 106. Professional staff. ' '; 

(a) The Ethics Board shall select, employ, and fix the compensation for a Director of 
Government Ethics and such staff as the Ethics Board considers necessary, subject to the pay 
limitations of section 1117 of the Merit Personnel Act, The Director of Government Ethics 
shall serve at the pleasure of the Ethics Board. The Ethics Board shall provide to the 
Director employees to carry out the powers and duties of the Director of Government Ethics; 
Employees assigned to the Director of Government Ethics, while so assigned, shall be under 
the direction and control of the Director of Government Ethics and may not be reassigned 
without the concurrence of the Director of Government Ethics. 

(b) The Director of Government Ethics shall be a District resident and failure to maintain 
District residency shall result in forfeiture of theposition. : , 

(c) The staff of the Ethics Board shall be subject to the Code of Conduct, and the Ethics 
Board shall promulgate such regulations as may be necessary to ensure that all persons 
responsible for the proper administration of this title maintain a position of strict impartiality 
and refrain from any activity that would imply support or opposition to an Ethics Board 
investigation. 

Sec. 107. Budget. 

(a)(1) The Director of Government Ethics, with approval by the Ethics Board, shall 
prepare and submit to the Mayor, for inclusion in the annual budget of the District of 
Columbia under part D of Title IV of the Home Rule Act for the year, annual estimates of the 
expenditures and appropriations necessary for the operation of the Ethics Board for the year. 
All such estimates shall be forwarded by the Mayor to the Council for its action pursuant to 
sections 446 and 603(c) of the Home Rule Act, in addition to the Mayor's recommendations. 

(2) Before Fiscal Year 2013, upon the request of any member of the Ethics Board, the 

■ Mayor shall provide the Ethics Board with suitable office space in a publicly owned or 

leased building for the administration and enforcement of this title. Furnishings, informa- 

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; fen* technology services; and equipment, and' supplies to ■this- office space • shall also be 

provided upon request -■'<■..> ^ . ■■■- : 

^ Sec 108. 'iQubi'um;' investigations; rules; ,= ; ' J ' ' ° ; "-' ■ "■ <* 

r (a) A majority *6f the members ^sn"^ constitute £ quorum to %o business, and any vacancy 
shall not impair the right of the remaining members tcl 'exercise' jail the powers of the E'thics 
Boards » grovidedj -that at -no -time shall '" a-quorum- exist with v fewer than 2 members. 

? (Jo) The fetWcs' Board m^ ; Director / of 

Government Ethit;s i; ihfe power 1 to investigate 1 or"hold a bearing pursuant to" the'^oWers of ihe 
Ethics Board. ^ : tJ M 

(c) The Ethics Board, pursuant"^) Title I of the Administrative Procedure. Act', shalHssue 
rules to implement the provisions^ /{I., V » *■''■] . ,'.',■ ?' 

Sec. 109. Procedures for investigation; hearing, order, appeal. ;, , >. ,; ^ ■ 

(a) Any 'hearing under this section shall be of recordjand shsiirbe .heldin'accordance .with 
the Administrative Procedure Act. 

(b) The Ethics Board shall issue rules and regulations for the administration, of preliminary 
investigations, formal, investigations* and hearings, in : respect to, violations, of the Code of 
Conduct or other provisions of this title. ,: V^ .... ' t «! u ''\..--'-'\ .. , vf . 

(c) Appeals of any order or fine made by the Ethics Board in accordance with, this title 
shall be made to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. ^ 

Sec. 110. Advisory opinions. , /, ' i ., ; . :i : . 

(a) Upon application made by an employee or public official subject to the Code of Conduct, 
the, Ethics Board or the Director of Government Ethics, shalj ?i within a reasonable period of 
time,, provide an advisory opinion as to whether a spedfic..teansaction h or activity .inquired pf 
would constitute a violation of a /provision of the Code A: pf l: Cpnduct over which the Ethics 
Board has primary jurisdiction. 

■v (b)r An; advisory opinion ,-§hall be published in the District of Columbia Register within 30 
days of its issuance; provided, that the identity of a person requesting an -advisory opinion 
shall not be disclosed in the District of Columbia Register without the person's prior consent 
in writing. '"[ " "] ./ 

\. c (c). If issued .by the Directed of Gpvernment, Ethics,,, an advisory opinion may be appealed 
fpreonsideration by t^e ; Ethics Board. r - ^ s ^ '; J ■ 

, !( (d) vTher^ shall be n.Q enforcement of a violation of the Code of >Qonduct,tak;en against an, 
employee or fpublic official who -relied in good faith, upon an advisory opinion,! requested by 
that employee; or public^ official* provided,, that, the employee or public, official, in.s.eeking. the 
advisory opinion, made^fulL .and, accurate disclosure -vof ■; all; ^relevant ■ cirqumsfeanceg and 
information. ,- it ,•,,:■ -, / £>..-: V ■,, 

SUBTITLE B. DIRECTOR OF GOVER^fMENT ETHICS. 

.,". Sec.,111, Powers of. the Director of Government Ethics, ■■> i , ,. , 

/The Director of Government Ethics, 1 approved by the EtHics : Board, shall have" the p'bwer 

(1) Require any person to submit, within a reasonable period and under , oath or 

otherwise as the Director of Government Ethics may determine, written repbrte' and 

; -answers to Questions that th^ Director of Government Ethfe^ the 

'administration and 'Enforcement of 'this title; ""''' t * 7-^ ■' ' ■■ ; ' \ ' " - 1 : "' 

,, ,.., (2) Administer oaths j ,,h -r. a -:. - ;■•> n =-.; ; ;,.,<;■■.•. .-, ; , n <v-.- -■■■■ c^ ,;: ^ :^" 

' ; (3) r Require by subpoena 7 the attendance and 'testimony of witness^^ahd i the f 'production 

J bf all documehtai^V,evid§h6e v 'rfelati^ the execution 1 ' of the' Ethics Board's duties; 

iiprovided, thatXsubpdenas issued under iMs; paragraph shall be 1 issued by the Director of 

■.Government-Ethics bnly;upon approval , of ra majoirity of the;Ethics Board and served .either 

- personally or by certified or registered mail; j-... u ^ wanh -'-■■ i ■■■■'■ ' ■< t 

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(4) Order testimony to be taken by deposition in a proceeding or investigation before any 
person designated by the Director of Government Ethics and, in such instances, to compel 
testimony and the production of evidence in the same manner as authorized under this 
section; 

(5) Pay witnesses the same fees and mileage as are paid in like circumstances in the 
Superior Court of the District of Columbia; 

(6) Institute or conduct, on the Director of Government Ethics' own motion, a prelimi- 
nary investigation into alleged violations of the Code of Conduct or other violations of this 
title; 

(7) Retain, on a temporary basis, consultants, including attorneys or others, on a pro 
bono basis, as necessary to administer and enforce this title; and 

(8) Require any person to submit through an electronic format or medium a report 
required pursuant to this title. 

Sec. 112. Enforcement of subpoena. 

(a) The Superior Court of the District of Columbia may, upon petition by the Ethics Board, 
in case of refusal to obey a subpoena or order of the Ethics Board issued under section 111(3), 
issue an order requiring compliance therewith; and any failure to obey the order of the court 
may be treated by the court as contempt thereof. 

(b) Any witness has a right to refuse to answer a question that might tend to incriminate 
the witness by claiming his or her Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. 

Sec. 113. Preliminary investigations. 

(a) A preliminary investigation shall involve an examination by the Director of Government 
Ethics of a possible violation of this title, when the possible violation comes to the attention of 
the Director of Government Ethics or the Ethics Board through the following sources: 

(1) The media; 

(2) A tip received through the hotline; or 

(3) Documents filed with the Ethics Board. 

(b) If during or after the preliminary investigation, the Director of Government Ethics has 
reason to believe that a violation of the Code of Conduct or of this title may have occurred, 
the Director of Government Ethics shall present evidence of the violation to the Ethics Board. 
Upon presentation of evidence, the Ethics Board may authorize a formal investigation and the 
issuance of subpoenas if it finds reason to believe a violation has occurred. 

(c) A preliminary investigation may be dismissed by the Director of Government Ethics or 
the Ethics Board if insufficient evidence exists to support a reasonable belief that a violation 
has occurred. 

(d) The identity of an individual subject of the preliminary investigation shall not be 
disclosed without the individual's consent unless or until the Ethics Board has found reason to 
believe that the individual committed a violation and the Ethics Board finds that disclosure 
would not harm the investigation. 

Sec. 114. Formal investigation. 

(a) A formal investigation shall be initiated upon: 

(1) Receipt of a written complaint transmitted to the. Ethics Board; 

(2) A finding by the Office of the Inspector General or District of Columbia Auditor of 
waste, fraud, abuse of government resources, or a violation of the Code of Conduct; or 

(3) A finding by a court of competent jurisdiction of liability in a civil proceeding, 
indictment, or information in a criminal proceeding with respect to acts or offenses that 
may constitute violations of the Code of Conduct or of this title. 

(b) The initiation of a formal investigation by written complaint shall include: 

(1) The full name and address of the complainant and the respondent; 

(2) A clear and concise statement of facts that are alleged to constitute a violation of the 
Code of Conduct or of this title; 

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(3)KThe complainants signature; ; iir r>- * ; - ■ v/r 1 .. : ^ :-'■. 

(4) A verification of the {^mplMM'tin^'bathr'and 1 t; v) 

(5) Supporting documentation, if any." '" ,; ■'■■'■ 

.(c) An individual making a complaint r shall be afforded all available protections from 
adverse employment action or retaliation in accordance with tHe^ Merit Personnel Act and the 
Whistleblower Reinforcement Act of 1998, effective October 7, 1998 ! (D.C. Law 12-160;' D.C. 
OmcialGbder 2-223.02). ■■-^- : -- ' ' v ^V : : ' ' x> ' V 

(d) Within "14 days of 'the iriitiatiori of a formal investigation^ the Director of Government 
Ethics shall cause evidence concerning the complaint to be presented to the Ethics Board. If 
the Ethics Board decided that 'there is' reasonable belief that a violation- has occurred, the 
Ethics Board may authorize-the issuance of subpoenas; ; -■■.-• > - 1 --. - -■*■ 

'-Sec; 115;i Hearings. ' - -• - •■■->*■■> . iu> 

(a) Following the presentation of evidence to the Ethics Board by "the Director''' of 
Government Ethics in an adversary proceeding and an open; hearing, the Ethics Board may: 
, (1) Levy a, penalty in;accordance with section 122; ,/f .- ■* ■ f . ,; . . 

(2) Refer the matter to the tJnited' States Attorney for the District of Columbia; 

(3)^ Refer the matter to the Attorney General of the district of Columbia for enforcement 
or prosecution; or. v .■ -i. ■;■-.■ *■ 

"(4) Dismissthe action. ' ' ' ' *■' 

(b) The Ethics Board may not refer information concerning an alleged violation of this title 
to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia or the' Attorney General of the 
District of Columbia without: the presentation of evidence provided by the Director of 
Government Ethics as provided in subsection (a) of this section^ * ? ; ■/ 

(c) If the' Director- J of Government Ethics failsto present a matter; or advises the Ethics 
Board that insufficient evidence exists to present such a matter or that an additional period of 
time is needed to investigate the matter further, theJEthics Boar^may.prder the Director of 
Government Ethics to present the matter as provided in subsection (a) of this section. 

(d) No complaint may be made under this title later than 5 years after the : discovery of the 
alleged; violation. ,; ^ --^ n ' ^ .'"■'' - : *' : ' l r 

■' Sectlig^ 7 Dismissal df meritle£s clajm; v complaint, or request for investigation. 
, J (a), The Ethics ^Bpar^may dismiss, 'it any^stage q£the proceedings, any claim, complaint, 
request for investigation^ inyestigati^ (ir portion of an, investigation, that the Ethics Board 
finds to be without merit \ ., L 

'Jb)> The'Ethiqs Board may reqmre;'a, person who made or cause to; be made a claim, 
complaint,' or request for investigation in bad faith and without merit to pay reasonable fees 
for time spent reviewing or investigating said claims, complaints, or requests for investiga- 
tions. l ;?u - ; : "■■'.■ ! ■■''■ ■*" . r ^';!-'\ ; ^ ■■ V^-'-^j 11 '"'• ' 

' Sec^ll7. Reports.' : " "_, : ' "'*■';*' ^ ''.,". .'.^. "- * .- ^ u .^7* !''?''' "■ 

(a) The Director of Government Ethics shall produce a quarterly report detailing: ; /, 

(1) The posture of each complaint it received, including whether an investigation was 
initiated, is ongoing, or has concluded; 

(2) The referrals made to an.d from the Ethics Board; 

(3) Fines^and penalties imposed by the Ethics Board; \ - 

,;.. X4) ; MegaXians dismissed by the Eihics Board; ano! ; ; ^.^ 

(5) Other action taken with regard to an allegation of a violation of the Code of Conduct. 
.'.'(b),* The.quarterly report shall be; posted online. > , . ( * •'*.-■ ■■ ■ <" 

, ^ SUBTITLE. C, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST . , , ; u , -,: , 

Sec. 118. Conflicts-of interest. ' 1 ' * ' iir ^ : > ' ' ' '' ' ■ < ; :1 ■"•■<* - " ! '" 

.'(a) No employee* shall use his or her official position ortitle,' or personally and substantially 
participate, through decision, approval, disapproval, recommendation/ the; rendering of advice, 

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investigation, or otherwise, in a judicial or other proceeding, application, request for a ruling 
or other determination, contract, claim, controversy, charge, accusation, arrest, or other 
particular matter, or attempt to influence the outcome of a particular matter, in a manner 
that the employee knows is likely to have a direct and predictable effect on the employee's 
financial interests or the financial interests of a person closely affiliated with the employee.- 

(b) An employee other than an elected official may seek a waiver, and the prohibition in 
subsection (a) of this section shall not apply, if the employee: 

(1) Advises the employee's supervisor and the Ethics Board of the nature and circum- 
stances of the particular matter; 

(2) Makes full disclosure of the financial interest; and 

(3) Receives in advance a written determination made by both the supervisor and the 
Ethics Board that: 

(A) The interest is not so substantial as to be deemed likely to affect the integrity of 
the services that the government may expect from such employee; or 

(B) Another legally cognizable basis for waiver exists. 

(c)(1) Any elected official who, in the discharge of the elected official's official duties, would 
be required to act in any matter prohibited under subsection (a) of this section shall make full 
disclosure of the financial interest, prepare a written statement describing the matter and the 
nature of the potential conflict of interest, and deliver the statement to the Council Chairman. 
In the case of elected officials other than members of the Council, the statement shall be 
delivered to the Ethics Board. . , ■ 

(2) Any employee other than an elected official who, in the discharge of the employee's 
official duties, would be required to act in any matter prohibited under subsection (a) of this 
section shall make full disclosure of the financial interest and: 

(A) Prepare a written statement describing the matter and the nature of the potential 
conflict of interest; and 

(B) Deliver the statement to the employee's supervisor, and to the Ethics Board. 

(3) During a proceeding in which an elected official would be required to take action in 
any matter that is prohibited under subsection (a) of this section, the Chairman shall: 

(A) Read the statement provided in subsection (c)(1) of this section into the record of 
proceedings; and 

(B) Excuse the elected official from votes, deliberations, and other actions on the 
matter. 

(4) No Councilmember excused from votes, deliberations, or other actions on a matter 
shall in any way participate in or attempt to influence the outcome of the particular matter, 
in a manner that is likely to have a direct and predictable effect on the employee's financial 
interests or the financial interests of a person closely affiliated with the employee. 

(5) Upon receipt of the statement provided in subsection (c)(2) of this section, the 
employee's supervisor shall assign the matter to another employee who does not have a 
potential conflict of interest. 

(d)(1) An employee shall not receive any compensation, salary, or contribution to salary, 
gratuity, or any other thing of value from a source other than the District government for the 
employee's performance of official duties. : 

(2) No employee or member of the employee's household may knowingly acquire: 

(A) Stocks, bonds, commodities, real estate, or other property, whether held individu- 
ally or jointly, the acquisition of which could unduly influence or give the appearance of 
unduly influencing the employee in the conduct of his or her official duties and 
responsibilities; or 

(B.) An interest in a business or commercial enterprise that is related directly to the 
employee's official duties, or which might otherwise be involved in an official action taken 
or recommended by the employee, or which is related to matters over which the 
employee could wield any influence, official or otherwise." ' v " 

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SUBTITLE D; FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES AND HONORARIA: 

. ■:.' ■■ ,-..-. '■c ■*.-,' > ., ,■ vj.*, : ' .>,;. -■■■■'■ \ ".i.y ■<,') ,£.-■' L.tf hr. -.•;-■■■ . ''-..- • ■■■ 

'. Se„e. 119,<; Public. reporting*', , - v , ■■■,.- * . : ;..ii.»: %,, : ; j ■ 

(a)(i) s Public officiate, except Advisory 'Neighborhood Commissioners*, shall file annually 
with the* Ethics' -Board a publicreport containing afuiran^ complete statement of: - tV 

' (A) The name of each Business' entity, including 'sole ^opnetorAipsj partnerships, 
trusts, nonprofit organizations, and corporations, whether or not transiting any business 
< , with the District of Columbia government, in which the 'publico official: oiv;his or her 
spouse, domestic partner, or dependent children: ■•'., , ■■ -, ;.,■-■.■'* ■ ■, *< 

(i) Has a beneficial interest, including,' whether held: in such person's own 'name, in 
trust, or in the-n&me of a nominee, secimties, stocks,,, stock option^, bonds,, or trusts, 
exceeding in the aggregate $i, 000, or that produced income of $200; ri . ' . .;/. 

■.,... (ii) Honoraria andjncome earned for services ^rendered in excess ; , of $200 during a 

calendar y ear,/ as,, y/elta§ ; the identity of any client ,lor, whom the official performed a 

service in connection with the official's outside income if the client has a contact with 

the government of the District of Columbia or the client stands to gain a direct 

."- financial benefit' from legislation that was pending before the Council during the 

*'' ■ ;, calendar year;,* The report required by this /subtitle shall; include a narrative descrip- 

/' , :tioa of the .nature ;ofithe service performed in ■.- connection with the official's outside 

. E irfcome; ■;"■ ^:u <\Hi.. ' ■ \- -' -t. <■ .■...■■ 

(iii) ■ Serves 1 'Ss air-officer, director, partner/ employee, consultant' contractor, volun- 
teer, or in any other formal capacity or affiliation; or •' '" y " ; ' • - l *'» 

7 ' (iv) Hsts arf';a^eement or arrangement for a leave of absence, future employment, 
including date' of ; agreemerit, or continuation 1 of payment by'-a 1 former employer; 

, (B) Any outstanding individual liability in excess, of $1,000 for borrowing by the public 
official or his or her spouse, domestic partner, ordependerit children from.anypne other 
than a federal or state insured or regulated financial institution, including any revolving 
credit and installment accounts from any business enterprise regularly engaged* in the 
business, of providing, revolving jcredit or installment accpunts, or a / member .pf the 
•person's ..immediate family; :■;-, ., v ; ., ■>■■„<;■, ,..-,/ •■ . >■■,■ ., ;.'"■.*•-, 

•-, (G) All real property located 4n; the District (and, its -actual location) in which the public 
official or his or her spouse, domestic partner, or dependent children;,- has, an interest 
with a. fair market value, m excess of $1,000, or that produced income o($200; provided, 
that this provision shall "not apply to personal residences occupied by the public official, 
his or her spouse, or domestic partner; 

(D) AH professiq^L^ licenses issued , by the Distinct of Columbia 

government held' by ^public official' or his of her spouse, domestip partner, or dependent 

^ : children;^ ";! '.;,,' '. ,/!'—. ' ,' '.'.';. - ; ,.'.■"'.- , , ■ 

r (E) All gifts received vjgar by a public official from a prohibited source in an aggregate 
value of $100 in a calendar; . fj '.'*"" J . v " A "V /^ , 

(F) An affidavit stating that the public official has not caused title tp property ,to :be 
placed in another person pr entity for the purposes of avoiding the disclosure require- 

v ; t merits of &is subsectipn^^d V f ^ „' . v ' '...." V .'■' 

(G) A certification that the public official has: ; ■, : , ; ^^-..-- 
/©/Filed andpaidhis orhef inQome; and property^taxes; ■ , 

■ , i \ [ i (ii) ... Diligently safeguarded >the -assets ;oi the taxpayers and the District; i 

"'"" (iii) Reported known illegal' activity, including attempted bribes, to ^he appropriate 
authorities;- '^ "■"- "■* ;i ' ---^-■ , :>.i-r-m - ■ -d* .> ■ ^ rua r/'- 

(iv) Not been offered or accepted any bribes; 

"(v) Npt, directly pr.mdirectly receivedgpyernm orimproper 

(vi) Not raised or received funds in violation of -federal 'pnDistrict law; f and-;< : : ' ■ 

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(vii) Not received or been given anything of value, including a gift, favor, service, 
loan gratuity, discount, hospitality, political contribution, or promise of future employ- 
ment, based on any understanding that the public official's official actions or judgment 
or vote would be influenced. 

(2) The Ethics Board may, on a case-by-case basis, exempt. a public official from this 
requirement or some portion of this requirement for good cause shown. 

(b) Except as otherwise provided by this section, all papers filed under this section shall be 
kept by the Ethics Board in the custody of the Director of Government Ethics for no less 
than 6 years. The Ethics Board shall publicly disclose before the 2nd day of June each year 
the names of the candidates, officers, and employees who have filed a report. The Director of 
Government Ethics shall dispose of papers filed pursuant to this section in accordance with 
the District of Columbia Public Records Management Act of 1985, effective September 5, 1985 
(D.C. Law 6-19; D.C. Official Code § 2-1701 et seq.). 

(c) Reports required by this section shall be filed before October 2nd of each year. If a 
public official ceases before October 1st to hold the office or position, the occupancy of which 
imposes upon him or her the reporting requirements set forth in subsection (a) of this section, 
the public official shall file the report within 3 months after leaving the -office or position. 
The Ethics Board shall publish, in the Distinct of Columbia Register, before November 2nd 
each year, the name of each public official who has: 

(1) Filed a report under this section; 

(2) Sought and received an extension of the deadline filing requirement and the reason 
for the extension; and 

(3) Not filed a report and the reason for not filing, if known. 

k (d) Reports required by this section shall be in a form prescribed by the Ethics. Board. 
The Ethics Board may provide for the grouping of items of income, sources of income, assets, 
liabilities, dealings, in securities or commodities, and purchases and sales of real property, 
when separate itemization is not feasible or is not necessary for an accurate disclosure of the 
income, net worth, dealing in securities and commodities, or purchases and sales of rental 
property of any individual. 

(e) All reports filed under this section shall be maintained by the Ethics Board as public 
records. 

(f) For the purposes of a report required by this section, a person shall be considered to 
have been a public official if he or she has served as a public official for more than 30 days 
during any calendar year in a position for which reports are required under this section. 

(g) The Ethics Board shall provide for the annual auditing of all reports filed pursuant to 
this section, 

(h) The Mayor shall develop a list of each business entity transacting any business with the 
District government, or providing a service' to the District for consideration, to include the 
business name, address, principals, and brief summary of the business transacted within the 
immediately preceding 6 months. The list shall be available online and first published on 
July 1 and January 1 annually. 

Sec. 120. Confidential disclosure of financiarinterest. 

(a) Any employee, other than a public official, who advises, makes decisions or participates 
substantially in areas of contracting, procurement, administration of grants or subsidies, 
developing policies, land use planning, inspecting, licensing, policy-making, regulating, audit- 
ing, or acting in areas of responsibility that may create a conflict of interest or appearance of 
a conflict of interest, as determined by the appropriate agency head shall file, before October 
2nd of each year, with that agency head a report containing a full and complete statement of 
the information required by section 119. Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners shall file 
the report required by this section. 

(b) Upon review of the confidential report, any violation of the Code of Conduct found by 
the agency head shall be forwarded immediately to the Ethics Board for review. 

(c) On or before September 1st of each year,' each agency head shall designate the persons 
in the agency required to submit a confidential report by name, position, and grade level, and 

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shall supply .this list to; the Ethics Board and; the D.G. Ethics Counselor on or before 
September 15th of each year. ^,m^- •*.;:< ;^ ; ,; ' - ,; ; <" 

>'■ Sec; 121.° LimiMibhs'on honorariaarid royalties. ^ ; - Mi '*"•* ' " 

(a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section,' neither the Mayor, the 
Attorney General;>the Chairmari^'Of the Council, nor airy member of the Council or of the 
Board of Education, nor any member of J his br-herimmediate family, shall receive honoraria 
exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate during; any calendar, year. For^ the, purposes of this 
subsection, the term "honorar.ium"vmeans payin,ent; of mpney or ^anything of i value for, ; an 
appearance,; speech, or article; provided, that aTieimbursementirfor or payment of actual and 
necessary trayel expenses incurred shall not be .considered honoraria. . , -For the , purposes pf 
computings the v$10,OQO limit on honoraria established under this, subsection, an honorarium 
shall be considered received.in the. year iny/hich the right to-receive the honorarium accrues. 

(b) Except as provided in subsection (c).pf this section, neither the ^ayor, the Chairman of 
the Council, nor any member of the Maypr's or of the Chairman of the Council's immediate 
family shall accept royalties for workspf the Mayor or^of thj? Chairman of the Council.that 
exceed $lQ,dOCS in the;,aggregate during any calendar year^ 0t Fprthq purposes of computing 
the iimit on royalties^ established under ;thi& subsec^^^ 

during the.Gaiendar year^in/which the- right tp r^eceiye the rpyalty : accrues. • 

(c) For the purposes of this section, any royalty or part of a royalty, or any honorarium or 
part of an honorarium paid to a charitable organization, by or on behalf pf,a public official 
shall not be calculated as part ofan aggregate f total. 

Sec. 122. Penalties; civil and criminal. : , , ( . 

(a)(1) In accordance with paragraph (3) ( of this subsection^the^thicsB^ a 

civil penalty for a violation of the Code ofConduct of not more than $E>,6ti0 per violation, or 3 
times the amount of an unlawful contribution, expenditure, girt, honorarium, or receipt of 
outside income s f or each 'violation; Each occurrence of a violation of this 'act' and r eacH day of 
nohe6mpliance with a requirement of this act or an order Of the Ethics Board shall constitute 
a separate offense. *■'>■ ; ■ : :-■';- ■ < ^ ! ^ : -" "* •< ■'•'■ '*"■■ ^;'-..^. v : •■ "■*■ -' 
" ; (2) A civil penalty shall tie assessed by the Shies' Bo'ardt by order pnjy 'after the person 
charged with a violation has been given an opportunity for a hearing, and after the Ethics 
>i^oard'has deterniihedy. by 'a decision incorporatingats flridings^of facts, that ■* a violation 
occurred. Any hearing under this section shall be of record and shall be held in accordance 
r with the Administrative Procedure Act. , ,..-:,h.< : m .N^-. • "><, ; ; /: <m: v" 
\ ; , (3) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph! (2) of this' subsection, the Ethics Board 
.nihay -issue aschedule of finest for violations of this act, which maybe imposed ministerially 
by ; the Director of GpYernmentEthics. A civil penalty imposed under the authority 1 of ; this 
paragraph may be 'appealed to the Ethics Board in accordance with the provisions of 
paragraph (2). . of this subsection. The aggregate set, of penalties imposed against each 
person under the authority pf thi$;p^agraph may not exceed $5,000: 

.(4) There > is;, established -as, < a nonlapsing fund the Board of Ethics and Government 
Accountability Fund ("Accountability : Fun^ whichpshall.be administered by the Ethics 
Board. The funds in the Fund shall be used exclusively by the Ethics Board. All fines 
collected under this section and subtitle E of Title I shall be deposited into the Accountabil- 
ity Fund. All funds deposited into the ; Scc6uhta^ arid 'any interest earned on 
those funds, shall hot revert to'the 1 unrestricted' fund^balance of the General Fund*of the 
District of Columbia atthe end Of a fiscal' year, or : at any dther tame, Mfr shall fee 
continually available 1 for the uses and purposes set forth in this title v^thout regard to fiscal 
year limitation, subject to authorization by Congress. ;^ : -"' * - &■ -> *' 

(5) Iri addition to any civil penalty imposed under thisact, a violatioij of the Code of 
^Conduct may result^iix remedial Uctibri in^ ^pcbrdarice^ wrffl the' Merit'TersoMel Act 

(6) If the person against whom a civil penalty is assessed faUs-to p^the^penaity, the 
Ethics Board may file a petition for enforcement of its order assessing the penalty in the 

' Superior C6urt;ofthe^ thepersoii against 

whom the order is sought t^ copy of the petition- shall be 

-vTsenkby registered or certified r mail 'to'^the respondent and ^the respondent's attorney of 

■ record, if any, and ,the EthicsiiBoard shall- ^certify -and file withrthe court the record upon 

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which the order sought to be enforced was issued. The court shall have jurisdiction to 
enter a judgment enforcing, modifying, and enforcing as so modified, or setting aside, in 
whole or in part, the order and the decision of the Ethics Board or it may remand the 
proceedings to the Ethics Board for such further action as it may direct. The court may 
determine de novo all issues of law, but the Ethics Board's findings of fact, if supported by 
substantial evidence, shall be conclusive. 

(b)(1) Except as provided in subsection (a)(1) of this section, any person who commits a 
violation of the Code of Conduct that substantially threatens the public trust shall be fined 
not more than $25,000, or shall be imprisoned for not longer than one year, but not both. 

(2)(A) Prosecutions of violations of this subsection shall be brought by the Attorney 
General of the District of Columbia; provided, that if the conduct also violates criminal 
provisions that could be prosecuted by the United States Attorney for the District, of 
Columbia, the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia consents to the 
prosecution by the Attorney General. ; 

(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, no prosecution for a viola- 
tion of paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be made until the Ethics Board has 
conducted its study pursuant to section 102(b) and the Council has, by law, specified 
violations of the Code of Conduct that substantially threaten the public trust. 

(c) The provisions of this title shall in no manner limit the authority of the United States 
Attorney for the District of Columbia. '.."'' 

(d) All actions of the Ethics Board, the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, or of 
the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia to enforce the provisions of this act 
must be initiated within 5 years of the discovery of the alleged violation. 

(e) Notwithstanding any other provision in this act, all equitable remedies at law shall be 
available for violations of the Code of Conduct, which may be in addition to any civil penalty 
prescribed in this act. 

(f) The penalties set forth in this section shall not apply to Subtitle E of Title. I. • 
Sec. 123. Additional penalties for public officials, j .- 

(a) In addition to the penalties set forth in section 122, the Ethics Board may censure a 
public official for a violation of the Code of Conduct that the Ethics Board finds to 
substantially threaten the public trust. 

(b) The Ethics Board may recommend in such censure that the Council suspend or remove 
a Councilmember's committee chairmanship, if any, committee membership, if any, or vote in 
any committee. 



SUBTITLE E. LOBBYISTS. 

Sec. 124. Persons required to register. 

(a) Except as provided in section 125, a person shall register with the Director of 
Government Ethics pursuant to section 126 and pay the required registration fee if the 
person receives compensation or . expends funds in an amount of $250 or more . in any 
3-consecutive-calendar-month period for lobbying. A, person who receives compensation 
from more than one source shall register under this section if the person receives ' an 
aggregate amount of $250 or more in any 3-consecutive-calendar-month period for lobbying. 
Failure to register as required by this section shall result in a civil penalty. 

(b)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the registration fee for 
lobbyists shall be $250. 

(2) The registration fee for lobbyists who lobby solely for nonprofit organizations shall be 

,.$50.' . . .. K ,■ ' ''.' 

(c)(1) There is established as a nonlapsing fund the Lobbyist Administration and Enforce- 
ment Fund ("Lobbyist Fund"), which shall be administered by the Ethics Board. The funds 
in the Lobbyist Fund shall be used by the Ethics Board solely for the purpose of 
administering and enforcing this title. 

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A(2);AlMees> collected under subsection (b) of this section by the. Ethics '-Board shalkbe 

n deposited into the Lobbyist Fund. 'All funds deposited into 1 the Lobbyist Fund, and' any 

; interest earned -on- those funds, shall* not 'revert to: the ^unrestricted^ fund balance iOf the 

•General Fund of the- District of Columbia' at<the*.end of la.. fiscal-year, orljat : any other time, 

, but shall be continually available for the uses and purposesset forth in paragraph 1 (1) of this 

subsection without regard to fiscal year limitationi Jf subject 'to ^authorizations by Congress. 

Se'c.125. Exceptions, . ,^.v- vr»V ; . . ■.■ ^.^dj.p .;■ '■■".■ m <■. .■> ,-.'«. 

" (a) A person hee'd not register with the Director pm'suant to Section 126 if the person is: 

(1) A public official, or an employee of the United States acting in his or her official 
/cap&city;' "' '" j ;"' !; ;" ■'- ■' ^ / v " v ■■' ' y o*.,-- 

x (2) A.pubiisher or working member of the press, radio, or television who, in the ordinary 
'.course of business, disseimnatesne^ to the general public; 

(3) A candidate, member, or member-elect of an Advisory Neighbprhqpd Commission; or 
< (4) An entity,. specified in IXC, Official Cqde § 47-1802.01(4), whose s^tivities do not 
consist of , lobbying, the,result pf which shall inure, to the financial .gain, or benefit of the 
entity. „. '*t\,[ u , '.'^i .,_, / '■<"/■■-''.-, .-:::■■■■?.. - 

(b) Any person' wM* is exempt from registration under any provision of this section, except 
a per^qn exempt, ,from ^registration under the provisions of subsection (a)(1) -.of this section 
may be' a registrant for other purposes under this subtitle;, ;prqyided, 'that" no activity engaged 
in by the person shall constitute a conflict of interest under the provisions ; of section 118. 
Re^strants;ti ? ave no obligation to report 1 ' acfivitie's in furtherance of exempt activities under 
this sectidn ;v in /activity reports required under sectidh 127. '! ~' ' v " k '' v : i ; - '" i; 

Sec.126. Registration form, , , % , 

/(a); Each ""^r^g^feaiiiE i -shall . ^te' t jaj registratioxi fqrn£;vti!^ of Government Ethics, 

sighed " under oath^ on or before January 15th of each year^ or no later, than 15 ' days .after 
becoming a lobbyist (and , on . or before January 15th of each year thereafter).' If the 
registrant is hot an individu'klf an 'authorized officer 6i iJ agent oPthe registrant shall sigri- the 
form. A registrant shall file a separate registration form^ for each person from whom he or 
she i receives compensation^^ c . , ■, h^-- .- JJ r " -I" r ; *■; , . . 

1 (b)(1)! The registration -shall toe on ajform prescribed by the Director of Government Ethics 
and shall include: „■■'-■:.--;■; •Ac - ..J ,,"" -<■*•.■■ A: 

- .(A) The registrant's name, -permanent address,' and temporary address ^while lobbying; 
f (B) The harife' and address* tif each person whd ; wiiri6bby oh 1 the registrant's behalf; ; 

(C) The name, address, and nature of the business of any person who compensates the 
registrant and the terms of the compensation; and 

(D) The identification, by -forih'^F designation,' if known, of matters on which the 
registrant expects to lobby. . , 

{%) The Director of . Government Ethics shall publish in t lie District of Columbia 
Rfegist^r on or Befbre February ■•Igfch and on oYbefore August 15th bf each yfear ; a summary 
'W&l information "'■>■ ^ " ; 

, i:ii (c) No later than^lO days after^a registrant files a reg^str^atiOjnjfornirwith the,Directpr of 
Government Ethics, the. Dii'ector of Government Ethics shall publish on the Etmcs Board's 
website a summary'of all information required pp be submitted .unde^thi&secti^ , j,. 

Sec. 127. Activity;r,eports.:i- -\ , 'w* >- [l-vi, ..■>ij-,j J '„r : .y -/•( '■■rv--^<n ^ - : ■,,-■.>■ -x 

(a), Each registrant, ; shall f file with the Director jOf.Goyernment^Ethic^. between the lst.and 
10th day of July and January of each year a report signed under A :;oath 1( concerning, the 
registrant's lobbying activities during the previous 6-month period, If the registrant is not 
aii -individual, '' an" ^auto"^'^" ■'officer" 6r ; 'lagent' of ■• Mi' registrant shali Sigh the'form. A 
registrant shall file a separate activity report for each person from whom he or she receives 
compensation. . ;'The .reports shd^ prescribed, ; by 

ihe-Bire^r/or ., ... -';;, ; . ?■* ~ H t /.- ,n- ;j : 

;•■■ '(1) A:;corriplete and r current -statement of the information 1 required - to be. supplied 
pursuant to section 126; s>- t - . r; ) ; , . \w 1 1, 

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(2)(A) Total expenditures on lobbying broken down into the following categories: 

(i) Office expenses; 

(ii) Advertising and publications; 

(iii) Compensation to others; 

(iv) Personal sustenance, lodging, and travel, if compensated; 

(v) Other expenses; 

(B) Each expenditure of $50 or more shall also be itemized by the date, name, and 
address of the recipient, and the amount and purpose of the expenditure; 

(3) Each political . expenditure, loan, gift, honorarium, or contribution of $50 or more 
made by the registrant or anyone acting on behalf of the registrant to benefit an official in 
the legislative or executive branch, a member of his or her staff or household, or a 
campaign or testimonial committee established for the benefit of the official, be itemized by 
date, beneficiary, amount, and circumstances of the transaction; including the aggregate of 
all expenditures that are less than $50; 

(4) Each official in the executive or legislative branch and any member of the official's 
staff, including personal and committee staff, who has a business relationship or a 
professional services relationship with the registrant shall be identified by-name and the 
nature of the business relationship with the registrant; 

(5) Each official in the executive or legislative branch with whom the registrant has had 
written or oral communications during the reporting periods related to lobbying activities 
conducted by the registrant shall also be included in the report, identifying the official with 
whom the communication was made; and 

(6) Each person whom the registrant has given compensation to lobby on his or her 
behalf shall also be listed in the report. 

(b) Each registrant shall obtain and preserve all accounts, bills, receipts, books, papers, 
and documents necessary to substantiate the activity reports required to be made pursuant to 
this section for 5 years from the date of filing of the report containing these items. These 
materials shall be made available for inspection upon requests by the Director of Government 
Ethics after reasonable notice. 

(c) Each registrant who does not file a report required by this section for a given period is 
presumed not to be receiving or expending funds that are required to be reported under this 
subtitle. 

Sec. 128. Prohibited activities. 

(a) No registrant or anyone acting on behalf of a registrant shall offer, give, or cause to be 
given a gift or service to an official in the legislative or executive branch or a member of his 
or her staff that exceeds $100 in value in the aggregate in any calendar year. This section 
shall not be construed to restrict in any manner contributions authorized in sections 232, 233, 
and 237. 

(b) No official in the legislative or executive branch or a member of his or her staff shall 
solicit or accept anything of value in violation of subsection (a) of this section. 

(c) No person shall knowingly or willfully make or cause to be made any false or 
misleading statement or misrepresentation of the facts relating to pending administrative 
decisions or legislative actions to any official in the legislative or executive branch; 

(d) No person shall; knowing a document to contain a false statement relating to pending 
administrative decisions or legislative actions, cause a copy of the document to be transmitted 
to an official in the legislative or executive branch without notifying the official in writing of 
the truth. 

(e) No information' copied from registration forms and activity reports required by this title 
or from lists compiled from such forms and reports shall be sold or utilized by any person for 
the purpose of soliciting campaign contributions or selling tickets to a testimonial or similar 
fundraising affair or for any commercial purpose. 

(f) No public official shall be employed as a lobbyist while acting as a public official, except 
as provided in section 125. - " 

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(g)(1) No lobbyist::or registrant<:or person -acting on behalf ofctheJobbyistMr registrant, 
shall provide legal representation, or other professional services, tp an : official in the 
legislative or executive branch, or to a member of his or her, staff, at no 'cost pr at a rate that 
is less than the lobbyist or registrant would routinely bill for the : representation or E service in 
the marketplace. / v, - ! ; J 

(2) Notwithstanding' paragraph 1 (1) of this secticji, a nonprofit Organization #hat routinely 
provides legal representation or other services to clients at no L cost may; provide such 
representation pr services to such client when doings so, serves the purposes, for which such 
services are routinely provided, and ifce iepre^ a 

lobbyist or registrant. 1 '' ' ' Uj ' '- l urv - Uv ~ '"■'■ ■"*'-" 1 ■'■-" 

^'S^'^SI.^'^naj^es; prohibition from serving as lobbyist; citizen suits. ,. ,,"/ ( ) 

- (a) ^Notwithstanding section 122 and except as. provided irv subsection- (c) : of thfesectionjany 
person" who willfully and knowingly viplatesvany of the provisions of this- subtitle^ except as 
provided^n subsection (c) of this, section, shalLbe fined ; not more than $5,00Q, or imprisoned 
for not more than 12 months, or both. j / 

(b) In addition Jo the penalties prqyided for in subsection (a) of this section, any person 
convicted! of >the misdemeanor specified * in 'that section may be prohibited from serving as a 
lpbjbyist for a period p| 3 years;fromthe.dateof the cpnviction.^ .^^ ; ^, ; 

(c) Any person who files a report 'or 'registratibri form' required under this subtitle in an 
untimely;manner shall be assessed- a- civil , penalty of $10 per day up to 30 days (excluding 
Saturdays* r Sundays, and holidays) thatjthe report or registration formas late. The Ethics 
Board may waive the penalty imposed under this subsection for gppd cause shown, 

(d) Should any provision of this title not be enforced by the Ethics Soard; a citizen 'of the 
District of Columbia may bring suit, in the : nature ;of mandamus in; the Superior Court of the 
District of Columbia, directing the Ethics Board to enforce; the provisions of, this subtitle. 
Reasonable attorneys fees may be, awarded to the citizen against, the pistrict should he or she 
prevail in pittas action, or if it is se^tieii'm substantial, conformity with, the relief ^sought in the 
petition prior to order by theWirt. : /'■' v' l T r . 

TITLE II. CAMPAIGN FINANCE CODE. 

This title may be cited as the "Campaign Finance Emergency Act of 2012". 

.-i SUBTITLE A. ^OFFICE OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE, i , 

Sec. 202/ Office of Director pf Campaign Finance established; enforcement of subtitle. 

(a) There is estabhshed: within the Election&rBo^ard the ,office of Director of the; Office of 
Campaign Finance. The Elections Board shall appoint the Director of Campaign Finance, 
who shall, ser^e^ at tlie pleasure of the Eleqiions v B^ar,d. , r The. Director of Campaign Finance 
shall be entitled to! receiyejcompe^ the maximum, rat!e for Grade 1 16 of the District 

Schedule, pursuant' to Title XI of the Men^ of Campaign 

Finance shall be ■'responsible for ^ the administrative ,?f bperatii5hs* /; of 'the Elections Board 
pertaining tb; this title and shall perform other ; duties ^ E 'as' may r ^; delegated of assigned by 
regulation or by order of the Elections :Board; :! prbvidedv% Board shaU'riot 

delegate do ^he; Director , of Campaign Finance the ^making of regulations regarding electiblns. 
<^(b)(l) The ^Elections Board -may issuer amend, and rescindtolefe'^direg^ation's Mated to 
Ihe^operation bf the- Director of Campaign" Fmaiicey absent ^ecom^ Director of 

Campaign Finance. ; ;t 

^v, (2)' The Elections Bqard shall prepare ahrannual report ;6f;the:I)kector of Campaign 
- Finance's, performance pursuant to his or, her functions as; prescribM bin this -section; in 

addition to those duties the Elections Boardmaytby /law assign. - ;/;i!;:' ; p; "■ y^-rr.; ■-(■•. 

(c) Where the Elections Board, follovrtng'thep^ 
Finance of evidence constituting an apparent violation -oft subtitles A through E of; this title, 
makes a finding of an apparent violations of subtitles A through E.Of this; title,- it, shall refer 

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the case to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia for prosecution, and shall 
make public the fact of such referral and the basis for the finding. In addition, the Elections 
Board, through its General Counsel, shall initiate, maintain, defend, or appeal any civil action 
(in the name of the Elections Board) relating to the enforcement of the provisions of this title. 
The Elections Board may, through its General Counsel, petition the courts of the District of 
Columbia for declaratory or injunctive relief concerning any action covered by the provisions 
of subtitles A through E of this title. The Director of Campaign Finance shall have no 
authority concerning the enforcement of provisions of Title I of the Election Code, and 
recommendations of criminal or civil, or both, violations under Title I of the Election Code 
shall be presented by the General Counsel to the Elections Board in accordance with the 
rules and regulations of general application adopted by the Elections Board in accordance 
with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act. Upon the direction of the Elections 
Board, the Director of Campaign Finance may be called upon to investigate allegations of 
•violations of the elections laws in accord with the provisions of this subsection. 
Sec 203. Powers of Director of Campaign Finance. 

(a)(1) The Director of Campaign Finance, under regulation's of general applicability ap- 
proved by the Elections Board, shall have the power:, 

(A) To require any person to submit in writing reports and answers to questions as 
the Director of Campaign Finance may prescribe relating to the administration and 
enforcement of subtitles A through E of this title; and the submission shall be made 
within such reasonable period and under oath or otherwise as the Director of Campaign 
Finance may determine; 

(B) To require any person to submit through an electronic format or medium the 
reports required in this title. The Elections Board shall issue regulations governing the 
submission of reports, pursuant to this subparagraph, through a standardized electronic 
format or medium; 

(C) To administer oaths; 

(D) To require by subpoena the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the 
production of all documentary evidence relating to the execution of its duties; 

(E) In any proceeding or investigation to order testimony to be taken by deposition 
before any person who is designated by the Director of Campaign Finance and has the 

. power to administer oaths and, in these instances, to compel testimony and the 
production of evidence in the same manner as authorized under subparagraph (D) of this 
paragraph; 

(F) To pay witnesses the same fees and mileage as are paid in like circumstances in 
,,: the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; 

(G) To accept gifts; and 

(H) To institute or conduct, on his or her own motion, an informal hearing on alleged 
violations of the reporting requirements contained in subtitles A through E of this title. 
Where the Director of Campaign Finance, in his or her discretion, determines that a 
violation has occurred, the Director of -Campaign Finance may issue an order to the 
offending party or parties to cease and desist the violations within the 5-day period 
immediately following the issuance of the order. Should the offending party or parties 
■:.- fail to comply with the order, the Director of Campaign Finance shall present evidence of 
the failure to the Elections Board. Following the presentation of evidence to the 
■ Elections Board by the Director of Campaign Finance, in an adversary proceeding and 
an open hearing, the Elections Board may refer the matter to the United States Attorney 
for the District of Columbia in accordance with the provisions in section 202(c) or may 
dismiss the action. 

(2) Subpoenas issued under this section shall be issued by the Director of Campaign 
Finance upon the approval of the Board. 

.(b) The Superior Court of the District of Columbia may, upon petition by the Elections 
Board, in case of refusal to obey a subpoena or order of the Elections Board issued under 
subsection (a) of this section, issue an order requiring compliance; and any failure to obey the 
order of the court may be punished by the court as contempt. 

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i (c) All: investigations of 'alleged^ violations' bf -subtitles A 'through E ; o£ this title shall foe 
made) by the , Director of Campaign Finance* in his or her;idiscretion, in accordance with 
procedures of general ^applicability issued bythe Director of Campaign Finance in accordance 
with the Administrative Procedure Act. All; allegations -of violations of subtitles^ A through, E 
of this title, Which shall be presented to the Elections Board; ; in (writing, shall be transmitted 
to the Director of Campaign Finance without action by the Elections Board. In a reasonable 
time> the Director of Campaign finance shall cause evidence concerning the alleged violation 
to be presented, t6' the Elections £Board>; if he or*s'he believeso'that sufficient evidence exists 
constituting an * apparent violation. Following , the presentation iof evidence t; to 'the Elections 
Board by the Director of Campaign 1 Finance, in an adversary proceedihgind an open hearing, 
the Elections' Board may refer the matter -to the^United States. Attorney for the: District of 
Columbia iri accordance with the provisions' of section ? ;202(c), or : may dismiss the 'action. In 
no case may. the' Elections Board;a , eTerLinformation r conc'erning an alleged violation of subtitles 
A through E of this title to the 'United* States Attorney for, the District of Columbia without 
the presentation herein provided by the Director o^Gampaign Finance. .Should the Director 
of Campaign Finance fail to present .a, matter or advise, the Ejections Board .that insufficient 
evidence exists to present a 'matter'^ or .^^ ,^n' additional period of time is needed to 
investigate the matter further, within 90 days of its receipt by the Elections Board or the 
Director of Campaign Finance;' the Elections 'Board may order, the Director of Campaign 
Finance to present the' matter as herein provided. Thermovisions 6f this subsection shall in 
no manner limit the ' authority of the United States Attorney for %e ^District of Columbia. 

1 Seel 204. Dutle^bf Direiitor of Campaign Finance. :1 M,r ' L ^ 

The Director of Campaign Finance shall: 

^ r . (i) Develop lahd^rnish ^e^rabed ..fcrms^ materials,, arid ^ectronic formats or mediums, 
^including electronic or ffi^taly^i^ato^ making of the reports krid statements 

'''required tobe'Sed'witHhimorh^ ' v _ 

(2) Develop a filing, coding, and cross-indexing system consonant with the purposes of 
this subtitle; r c ' ; ' ; 

' h (3)' Mfe ^he^tepp or her available f6r public inspection 

and copying, xommerfcihj^ias soon "as practiclable/but not later thairthe end of the 2nd day 
Mlowirig ; the da^ during wliich it was^received; and to perMt.and'f^cilit^te^ 4 copying' of any 
: report or statement^by hMd k'nd by duplicating machirieras' ; requested r byvahy person, at 
'reasonable cost ■■■'to''' the"' person; except any -information copied from ;the' reports and 
^'statements ; 'shall"riot b'e v sold j -of ; utilizeU % any person 'for the-purpose of soliciting 
contributions or for any commercial purpose; ' 

; (4) Preserve reports'and statements for a period of 10 years from date of receipt; 

(5) Compile and maintain a current list of all statements of parts' of : statemehy^oh file 
pertaining to each candidate; K.'.; v o - : ,,s - 

(6) Prepare and publish .other iiepoEts as he or she may consider appropriate; 

•'--' Msure ttssemm^ reports prepared under this title, 

'» mcludihg & : biennial report summarizing^ the receipts and expenditures of 'candidaites for 

>v public Office' in -the prior '2-year period^ arid 'the receipts and expenditures of -political 

■'■ committees during the prior' 2^ear -perieW- The; Director of Ganipaign Finance shall friake 

■*av^laiBle , ;0'ffie"'M^r| : €otindii aii<3 the general public thefirst report % J January 31, 2013, 

- arid shainpresent the summary -report 6rif;thfes'ame date every 2 years ^thereafter. ; The 

' report 'shall describe the receipts -and' expenditures of candidates for Mayor; the Chairman 

'and ■members of /the ; 'Council, ,;the -Presideht and Members of the Board of Education, 

% shadow-Sen^ candidates for Advisory 

^ Neighborhood Cbmmiksioner. 7 ' The" report shall prbvidel^ at a minimum^ the following; data, 

as well as other information that the Director of Campaign Finance considers appropriate: 

*i*v = (A) A summa[ry Of each candidate's' receipts, in doll^\ amount ^rid pWcentage terms, 

by donor categories that the Director of Campaign' Finance corisiders%)pr0prlMe7 such 

as .the candidate himself, or herself, individuals, political party commttees^ pther jpolitical 
... jCommitteesV^prporations,;p^tnerships, and labor organizations; \, v - \ } - :5; -, Si . v ~ ,; 

-■ ..(B)>.iA summary 'of each' ;candi date's receipts,. in dollar amount ancfr percentage 'terms; 

by the size of the donation, including donations > of, $500 or, .more^; donations of $250 or 

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more but less than $500; donations of $100 or more but less than $250; and donations of 
less than $100; 

(C) The total amount of a candidate's receipts and expenditures for primary and 
general elections, respectively, when applicable; 

(D) A summary of each candidate's expenditures, in dollar amount and percentage 
terms, by operating expenditures, transfers to other authorized committees, loan repay- 
ments, and refunds of contributions; and 

(E) A summary of the receipts and expenditures of political committees, using 
categories considered appropriate by the Director of Campaign Finance; 

(8) Make audits and field investigations with respect to reports and statements filed 
under subtitles A through E of this title, and with respect to alleged failures to file any 
report or statement required under the provisions of subtitles A through E of this title; 
and 

(9) Perform such other duties as the Elections Board may require. 

Sec. 205. District of Columbia Board of Elections created; penalties; advisory opinions. 

(a) On or after the effective date of this act, the District of Columbia Board of Elections 
and Ethics established under Title I of the Election Code shall be known as the District of 
Columbia Board of Elections and shall have the powers, duties, and functions as provided in 
that title, in any other law in effect on the date immediately preceding the effective date of 
this act, and in this title. Any reference in any law or regulation to the District of Columbia 
Board of Elections and Ethics shall, on and after the effective date of this act, be held and 
considered to refer to the District of Columbia Board of Elections. 

(b)(1) Any person who violates any provision of this title or of Title I of the Election Code 
may be assessed a civil penalty by the Elections Board under paragraph (2) of this subsection 
of not more than $200, or 3 times the amount of an unlawful contribution, expenditure, gift, 
honorarium, or receipt of outside income, whichever is greater, for each such violation. Each 
occurrence of a violation of subtitles A through E of this title, and each day of noncompliance 
with a disclosure requirement of subtitles A through E of this title or an order of the 
Elections Board shall constitute a separate offense. 

(2) A civil penalty shall be assessed by the Elections Board by order only after the 
person charged with a violation has been given an opportunity for a hearing, and the 
Elections Board has determined, by decision incorporating its findings of facts, that a 
violation did occur, and the amount of the penalty. Any healing under this section shall be 
of record and shall be held in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act. 

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of this subsection, the Elections 
Board may issue a schedule of fines for violations of subtitles A through E of this title, 
which may be imposed ministerially by the Director of Campaign Finance. A civil penalty 
imposed under the authority of this paragraph may be reviewed by the Elections Board in 
accordance with the provisions of paragraph (2) of this subsection. The aggregate set of 
penalties imposed under the authority of this paragraph may not exceed $2,000. 

(4) If the person against whom a civil penalty is assessed fails to pay the penalty, the 
Elections Board shall file a petition for enforcement of its order assessing the penalty in 
the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. -The petition shall designate the person 
against whom the order is sought to be enforced as the respondent. A copy of the petition 
shall be forthwith sent by registered or certified mail to the respondent and his attorney of 
record, and if the respondent is a political committee, to the chairman thereof, and then the 
Elections Board shall certify and file in court the record upon which the order sought to be 
enforced was issued. The court shall have jurisdiction to enter a judgment enforcing, 
modifying, and enforcing as so modified, or setting aside, in whole or in part, the order and 
the decision of the Elections Board or it may remand the proceedings to the Elections 
Board for further action as it may direct. The court may determine de novo all issues of 
law, but the Election Board's findings of fact, if supported by substantial evidence, shall be 

; conclusive. , 

(c)(1) Upon application made by any individual holding public office, any candidate, under 
subtitles A through E of this title, or any political committee, the Elections Board shall 

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provide within a reasonable period of time an advisory opinion .with respect to any specific 
transaction or activity inquired of, as to whether such transaction or activity would constitute 
a violation ( .qf any provision ,pf subtitles, A through E:-of this title ^or of any provision of, Title I 
of the Election Code over which the Elections BoanLhas primary jurisdiction., The Elections 
Board shall publish a concise statementrof each request for an advisory opinion, without 
iSehtn^h^ the person ^elaiigthe opiriibnVm thS District of Columbia Register within 20 days 
of its receipt by the Elections' Bbardr Comments ugpn ^ shall be 

received by the Elections Board for a period of at least 15 days following publication in the 
District of Columbia ■■Register; The Elections Bb^d'm^y^ waive the advance notice arid public 
comment provisions, following a< fin dirig that the Issuance of the advisory opinion constitutes 
an emergency, necessary for the immediate preservation ,of the; public peace, health, safety, 
welfare* or morals,. - <■ ■ ' • .* s : ,.'. .v .,. ■ [ ;.... \y •(« 

K2) Advisory opinions Shall be published in the 5 District of Columbia "Register within 30 
days of their issuance; provided, that the identity of any person requesting an advisory 
opinion shall not be disclosed in the District of Columbia Register without his. or her prior 
consent in writing. When issued according to rules of the. Elections Board, an advisory 
opinion 'shall be iieenied' r to. fie an order of the Elections Board. 

§IJBTITLE £ CAMPAIGN FINANCE COMMITTEES. 

f Sec. 206,^ Organizational committees. 

Political, exploratory., transitional, and inaugural committee^ which are established in this 
subtitle, shall be subject to the following requirements: ;, •> 

(1) Each committee shall file, with the Director of Campaign Finance a statement of 
organization within 10 days-; after, its organization. The statement; of organization shall 
, include;; ..■--. - »■■>■ '.'■■■w. '■;'':■■■ ■ \ r..: ;■■■■ ,; :."\i>. -■>' ' ->■**■ 

(A) The* name arid address -Of the committee; s ^ ^ f n , . . » 

(B) The name, addressV arid positidri of the custodian of books arid accounts; f :i 

(C) The name, address, and position, of other principal pffiG§r§',;including officers and 
members of the finance committee, if any; t 

; (D) The name ind address or" the bank or bank^ designated .by the committee as the 
.comriuttee's depository or depositpries, ; t6g;etW of each 

account arid safety, deposit box used by that comiriit^ee at the depository or depositories, 
and thejdentificatioh of each individual ^tHprjzed;t» make wthdr^w^s or payments out 
of each account or Box; and ','.,' ' F . ,. . 

V JE) ■: 0ther ; inforriiafton, aa shall ]oe required byihe Birectpr of Campaign, Finance, ,-. , 

-.;... ix(2)j Any change in information, previously submitteduiri .a statement of organization shall 
j? bereported to the Director of Campaign Finance ^within the 10-day period following:- the 
-.change. -..,.. (■*.:. . v -<•■■.* ■; ■ ; .- < ^- ■■ 

(3) Any conmiittee which, aft^^ filed one or more statements* of organization, 

r ;disbands predetermines it will np longer receive contributions or make, .expenditures during 
the calendar year .shall so notify the Director of Campaign Finance. ■ . ^ t ■ 

<4) Every committee shall have 1 f a 1 chairman' 'arid a> treasurer^ 'No contribution and -no 
expenditure shall be aceeptedvor made by 'or on behalf of a;committeef at a r time r wherithere 
is & vacancy in the office' of treasurer thereof arid 'no other person fras h been designated; and 
hasstgreed toperforni^the functions of treasurer, !<No ^expenditure shall be made for or on 
behalf of a ^ comiriitte^^without the authorization of ; its -chairriiah or treaSurer y Or their 
desipfated'algeritsL ^ v: '^ ■'*..■■»■ -,(«■ <\:/> J :--^-^?- ■■.<■<" < ■: <, 

! ^^5)(A) F6r pvery contribution ahct expenditure of ^|50'or riiOre for or on behalf of a 
cotriniittee^ a 'detailed ' account shall' be Submitted ,^&) the treasurer of a /committee on 
demand, J 0r within 5 r days after 1 receipt of the contribution or expenditure, of the amount, 
the riam& and address (including the occupation arid the priricipar place bif 'business, if 'any) 
of the contributor or the individual to whom the expenditure was made, and the date of the 

j contribution^ or expenditure. For expenditures, -the? account should! also include the office 
i sough t.(by the candidate)on whose behalf the e expenditure! was: made. { ; ; ■ ■ ' ' ■ *s ■ ■• 

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(B) The treasurer or candidate shall obtain and preserve receipted bills and records as 
may be required by the Elections Board. 

(6) All funds of a committee shall be segregated from, and may not be commingled with, 
any personal funds of officers, members, or associates of the committee. 

Sec. 207. Designation of campaign depositories; petty cash fund. 

(a) Each committee and each candidate accepting contributions or making expenditures, 
shall designate in the registration statement required under sections 206 or 211, one or more 
national banks located in the District of Columbia as the depository or depositories of that 
committee or candidate. Each committee or candidate shall maintain a checking account or 
accounts at such depository or depositories and shall deposit any contributions received by 
the committee or candidate into that account or accounts. No expenditures may be made by 
a committee or candidate except by check drawn payable to the person to whom the 
expenditure is being made on that account or accounts, other than petty cash expenditures as 
provided in subsection (b) of this section. 

(b) A committee or candidate may maintain a petty cash fund out of which may be made 
expenditures not in excess of $50 to any person in connection with a single purchase or 
transaction. A record of petty cash receipts and disbursements shall be kept in accordance 
with requirements established by the Elections Board, and statements and reports of 
expenditures shall be furnished to the Director of Campaign Finance as it may require. 

Sec. 208. Reporting, 

(a) The following individuals shall file with the Director of Campaign Finance, and with the 
principal campaign committee, if applicable, reports of receipts and expenditures on forms to 
be prescribed or approved by the Director of Campaign Finance: 

(1) The treasurer of each political committee supporting a candidate; ' 

(2) The treasurer of each political committee engaged in obtaining signatures on any 
initiative, referendum, or recall petition, or engaged in promoting or opposing the ratifica- 
tion of any initiative, referendum, or recall measure placed before the electors of the 
District of Columbia, and each candidate required to register under this title; and 

(3) The treasurer of each exploratory, inaugural, and transition committee. 

(b) The reports shall be filed on the 10th day of March, June, August, October, and 
December in the 7 months preceding the date on which, and in each year during which, an 
election is held for the office sought, and on the 8th day next preceding the date on which the 
election is held, and also by the 31st day of January of each year. In addition, the reports 
shall be filed on the 31st day of July of each year in which there is no election. The reports 
shall be complete as of the date prescribed by the Director of Campaign Finance, which shall 
not be more than 5 days before the date of filing, except that any contribution of $200 or more 
received after the closing date prescribed by the Director of Campaign Finance for the last 
report required to be filed prior to the election shall be reported within 24 hours after its 
receipt. 

(c) Each report under this section shall disclose:" 

(1) The amount of cash on hand at the beginning of the reporting period; 

(2) The full name and mailing address, including the occupation and the principal place of 
business, if any, of each person who has made one or more contributions to or for such 
committee or candidate, including the purchase of tickets for events such as dinners, 
luncheons, rallies, and similar fundraising events, within the calendar year in an aggregate 
amount or value in excess of $50 or more, together with the amount and date of the 
contributions; 

(3) The total sum of individual contributions made to or for a committee or candidate 
during the reporting period and not reported under paragraph (2) of this subsection; 

(4) Each loan to or from any person within the calendar year in an aggregate amount or 
values of $50 or more, together with the full names and mailing addresses (including the 
occupation and the principal place of business, if any) of the lender and endorsers, if any, 
and the date and amount of the loans; and 

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(A); The sale of tickets to each dinneiv lundheon, rally, and other. furidraiSing events 

organized by such committee; ■> - I ;. i h- -- - , '..■■.; 

(B) Mass collections made at the events; and <■■■■ ' ... , : ■< -\ T; ^ 

(C) Sales by a- committee' of items such as political ' campaign pins; buttons, badges, 
flags, emblems, hats, bannersy: liter atoe, and sinnlar.materials; . >.■,<■ ;i r :'v ^. ■'■" ,«w> 

^>r> (P) Each "contribution,^; rebate, refund, .or, other receiptvof $50; or rnoje notf>,otherwise 
listed under paragraphs .(2) through <5) of this, subsection; ; ,_,:^ <...•'.- :■': ^.n^^' l 

(E) The total suriPof all receipts -by -or for' a 1 "committee or candMa^^during the 
reporting period; K '•'* • ' * ■ " ' " : " * { " ] '■"■' } }^' ' '■<" - V;5 

(F) The full name and mailing address ' (including the^ occupation '^d'thfe' principal 
place of business, /if any) of each person f to' wlK>m 'expenditures Have Been m&|e u by u a 

s> committee &r "ori Behalf of a committee or ^candidate within the calendar'year in an 
'"aggregate amount or value of $10 or mo^eVtlle amount,, date/ "ari^ 1 ^ purpose "of .each 
expenditure, and the name and address of, and offece 1 sought by, each candidate oh whose 
fV behalf the ^expenditure =- ,;. y -..^^ 

/ ''.(G^^el^tal'^suHi of expendiiui^es made by/such committee or candidate during the 
"" calendar ye^r,. / .,"''" V / iv '////'/ ' <• /*'./- .",''"' 

z ;{ j rj (H).;The amount and ; nature, of debts and obligations owed by or to the committee, in a 
form as the Director of Campaign Finance may prescribe, and a continuous reporting of 
its debts and obligations after the election when the Director of Campaign Finance may 
require until the debts and obligations are extinguished'; : .;and-; iv •'-•'' - ; : '-> 

(1) J (Dther information as may- be required by vcfe RirectOr of Campaign Finance.' //."' 

(d) The reports to : be;filed under subsection (a) of this sectipn t shall. be cumulative during 
the calendar year to which they relate, but .where there has been no change in, an item 
reported in a previous report during the year, only the* unchanged amount need' be carried 
foiward.' If no contributions ot expenditures 'have been accepted or expended .during a 
calendar' year, the treasureivoHhe^ committee or candidate shall fie a statement to that effect. 

(e)(1) A report.. or statement required by this subtitle to be filed by a treasurer, of a 
committee, a candidate, or by ahy other personV shall be verified by tfie oath of affirmation of 
the- person filing the report or statement ^t< «!>■.>'. ./; i ■ v" r r . -±\ /- '41 ■./ ; ' 

; "(2) A copy of a report? brstatemerit shall' be; presei'ved By the persoh 7 fljihg it'for ^period 
to be designated by the Elections Boai'dln a "publishea relation. ;l ''"V/^ '' ' K '"" 

(3) The Elections Board shall, by published regulations of general applicability .prescribe 
the manner" in' which .contributions and e.xperiditui;es in the nature of .debts, and.. o'thjsr 
/contracts,' agreements, and, promises to ^.mskb] contributions of expenditures /shall be 
reported. The iregulatjfo^ separate "schedules; In 

determining aggregate amounts of cpntrib.utions, and expenditures, amounts reported as 
provided in 'the f eguiatidns shall not be considered until actual payment is made. 

Sec. 209. Principal campaign committee.^ ; ^ : . .;■ :i . 

(a) Each candidate for office, shall desi|nate:in : wa'iting one political, committee as his- or her 
principal campaign committee/ The.priricip^L campaign comniittee shall receive all reports 
made^anyoth^ accepting, contribution^ ,6r"makihg expenditures &r the 

purpose of influencing &e)nomihatiori for election/c^ : election, of the candidate who designat- 
ed it 'as his, or her ' principal, c^ihpaign conlmittee^/TKe principal committee may require 
additi.On^\r,epprts ; ^be.;iriade to it by, any political committee and may designate tfte time and 
number of all f epof tsi No political committee may be designated as the principal campaign 
committee of more than one candidate, except a principal campaign committee supporting the 
riohiih^i6ri f, or:^lectidh of a candidate as ^ an official of a political party hiay support the 
nomination of election of more than one candidate, but may riot ' support the nomination or 
election; of a candidate for, any public .office; - r ;'.:-v-. V^ 

■(b) Each statement (includirig : the statement of Ofgariizatiori Required under section 1 206) "'or 
report that a political committee is required to' ffle ^ with of furnish to the Difectbf'of 
Campaign Finance under the provisions of this subtitle shall also be furnished, if that political 
committee is not a principal campaign committee, . to the campaign- committee: fob the 

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candidate on whose behalf that political committee is accepting or making, or intends to 
accept or make, contributions or expenditures. 

(c) The treasurer of each political committee which is a principal campaign committee, and 
each candidate, shall receive all reports and statements filed with or furnished to it or him or 
her by other political committees, consolidate, and furnish the reports and statements to the 
Director of Campaign Finance, together with the reports and statements of the principal 
campaign committee of which he or she is treasurer or which was designated by him or her, 
in accordance with the provisions of this subtitle and regulations prescribed by the Elections 
Board. 

Sec. 210. Specific requirements for statements of organization filed by political commit- 
tees. 

In addition to the statement of organization set forth in section '206, each political 
committee shall also file the following information with the Director of Campaign Finance 
within 10 days after the political committee's organization: 

(1) The names, addresses, and relationships of affiliated or connected organizations; 

(2) The area, scope, or jurisdiction of the political committee; 

(3) The name, address, office sought, and party affiliation of: 

(A) Each candidate whom the committee is supporting; and . • 

(B) Any other individual, if any, whom the committee is supporting for nomination for 
election or election, to any public office whatever; or, if the committee is supporting the 
entire ticket of any party, the name of the patty; or, if the committee is supporting -or 
opposing any initiative or referendum, the summary statement and short title of the 
initiative or referendum, prepared in accordance with section 16 of the Election Code; or, 
if the committee is supporting or opposing any recall measure, the name and office of the 
public official whose recall is sought or opposed in accordance with section 17 of the 
Election Code; 

(4) A statement whether the political committee is a continuing one; and 

(5) The disposition of residual funds which will be made in the event of dissolution. ... 
Sec. 211. Registration statement of candidate; depository information. 

(a) Each individual shall, within 5 days of becoming a candidate, or within 5 days of the day 
on which he or she, or any person authorized by him or her to do so, has received- a 
contribution or made an expenditure in connection with his or her campaign or for the 
purposes of preparing to undertake his or her campaign, file with the Director of Campaign 
Finance a registration statement in a form prescribed by the Director of Campaign Finance.' 

(b) In addition, candidates shall provide the Director of Campaign Finance the name and 
address of the campaign depository or depositories designated by that candidate, together 
with the title and number of each account and safety deposit box used by that candidate at 
the depository or depositories, and the identification of each individual authorized to make 
withdrawals or payments out of the account or box, and other information as shall be. required 
by the Director of Campaign Finance. 

Sec. 212. Reports by others than committees and candidates. 

Every person (other than a committee or candidate) who makes contributions or expendi- 
tures, other than by contribution to a committee or candidate, in an aggregate amount of $50 
or more within a calendar year shall file with the Director of Campaign Finance a statement 
containing the information required by section 208. Statements required by this section shall 
be filed on. the dates on which reports by committees are filed, but need not be cumulative. 

Sec. 213. Exemption for total expenses under $500. 

Except for the provisions of section 211(a), the provisions, of this subtitle shall not apply to 
any candidate who anticipates spending or spends less than $500 in any one election and who 
has not designated a principal campaign committee. On the 15th day prior to the date of the 
election in which the candidate is entered, and on the 30th clay after the date of the election, 
the candidate shall certify to. the Director of Campaign Finance that he or she has not spent 
more than $500 in the election. 

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Sec. 214. Identification of campaign literature. ; *>■ ,;. <■•-.. ; ■»,; 

(a) All newspaper or magazine advertising, posters', circulars, billboards, handbills, bumper 
stickers, sample ballots, initiative, referendum^ or recall .^petitions, and other printed matter 
with reference to or intended -for. the; supporter defeat of aicandidate or group of candidates 
for nomination or election.to any ; public office, or for the support or defeat of, any initiative, 
referendum; or recall; measure* shall <bevidentified,> by the words "paid, for by'Vfollowed by the 
name ^andraddressLof the payer or the committee or other person and iits treasurer on whose 
behalf the 'material appears; ■■ .;.r- ■- t v^ ?- s ;.■;.- ,- ' slJ a. *' f \v; v- \ 

(b) Each committee and candidate shall include on the face or front page of all literature 
and' advertisement soliciting funds the following notice: "A copy of our report is. filed with the 
Director of Campaign Finance of the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics.". 

' Sec. 215. ; Candidate's liability for financial obligation incurred by a committee*. ; m : 

No provision -bfAis^suMtie shall be construed as creating liability ori the ], part of any 
candidate for any financial obligation incurred by a committed For the purposes of this 
subtitle, arid THtJie I of the Election Code; actions of an agent acting for a candidate shall be 
imputed to the candidate; provided that the actions of the agent may not be imputed to the 
candidate in the presence of a provision of law requiring a willful and knowing violation of this 
subtitle or Title I of the Election Code 'unless the agency relationship to engage in the act is 
shown by clear and convincing evidence, r 

;. Sec. '216;: Specific' Requirements for reports of receipts and expenditures by political 
committees.^- ■■«.■: ^'hiutt ri >.'*■■ ' i 

1 %zty EacH rieport submitted to the Director of Campaign Finance pursuam to the rtquire- 
nientsj. set'forttfiri sectiori r 208 shall alisb disclose the name and address of each J political 
committee or candidate from which the reporting committee or the cariiiidate received, br to 
which that' committee or candidate made, any transfer of funds, together with the amounts 
and dates of all transfers. ' ■ >. , A l ; ; ;; 

(b) In the case of reports filed by a political committee on behalf of initiative, referendum, 
or recall measures under this section,' the^ reports shall be' filed oil the dates as the Elections 
Board may by rule prescribe; but in no event shall more, than : 4 separate reports he required 
during the consideration of a particular initiative, referendum, or recall : measure by any 
political committee or committees collecting 'signatures, or supporting or opposing the 
measures; ---. ' ■ ---i- *''■■> ■$ ; --■' " ; - -■■■'- ''■■> : ■■> " :Lf * ■■ ^ J 

,Sec^.217. " Fund b^ance rfe _ 

... (a) 1JL Any .balance in tha exploratory., committee fund shall be transferred only to an 
established. principal campaign committee, political, committee, or, charitable, .organization in 
accordance fwith D.C. Official Code § 47-1803.03(a)(8). 

f; (b). Explpratory committee fund balances shall not be deemed: the personal funds of any 
individual^ including the individual seeking. -el ective qffice. 

Sec. 218. - Aggregate and individual contribution limits of exploratory committees. 

1 (a) Exploratory committees shall hot receive ag^egate ; coht^butions in excess of: 

(1) $200,000 for a Mayoral exploratory committee; 

(2) $150,000 for a Chairman of the Council exploratory committee; ; 

(3) $100,000 for an at-large member of the Council 1 exploratory commte 

(4) $50,000 fora Ward Councilmemb^er .or President; ; pf the State Board of Elducation 
exploratory committee; and ■ ■■. \ p<v > •> *■■; ■, ■•:,■:' J; v 

; (5) $20,000 for a' member of the State Board of Education exploratory committee, 
(b) Exploratory committees shall not receive individual contributions in excess of: 
r !(l) $2,000 for a^ Mayoral explo^tory feommitteie; ^ "■/ '- ; ; '< ' r )v" 

(2) ; $1,500 for a Chairman of tife'Council expldratory committed ! 

(3) $1*00.0 for an at-large member of the Council exploratory committer; 

; (4> $500 for a -Ward Councilmember ■. or President of the State Board of Education 
exploratory committee; and -•. 

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(5) $200 for a member of the State Board of Education exploratory committee. 

Sec. 219. Contribution prohibition for exploratory committees. 

When an individual decides to run for office and becomes : a candidate^ contributions 
received during the exploratory period shall apply to the campaign contribution limits for the 
candidate as provided under section 232. 

Sec. 220. Time limit for the operation of an exploratory committee. 

The duration of an exploratory committee shall not. exceed 18 months for any one office. 
Once a candidate's exploratory committee reaches the maximum duration of 18 months, the 
candidate shall file a declaration of candidacy and form a principal political campaign 
committee or terminate the exploratory committee. 

Sec. 221. Inaugural committees organization. 

No person shall make any contribution which, and the Mayor shall not receive any 
contribution from any person which, when aggregated with all other contributions received 
from such person, exceeds $10,000 in an aggregate amount; provided, that the $10,000 
limitation shall not apply to contributions made by the Mayor for the purpose of funding his 
or her own inauguration committee within the District of Columbia. 

Sec. 222. Fund balance requirements for inaugural committees. 

Any balance in the inaugural committee fund shall be transferred only to a nonprofit 
organization, within the meaning of section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, 
operating in good standing in the District of Columbia for a minimum of one calendar year 
prior to the date of any transfer or to a constituent-service program pursuant to section 237. 

Sec. 223. Formal requirements for reports and statements for inaugural committees. 

An inaugural committee shall terminate no later than 45 days from the beginning of the 
term of the new Mayor or Chairman, except that the inaugural committee may continue to 
accept contributions necessaryto retire the debts of the committee. 

Sec. 224. Fund balance requirements for transition committees. 

Any balance in the transition committee fund shall be transferred only to a nonprofit 
organization within the meaning of section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, 
operating in good standing in the District of Columbia for a minimum of one calendar year 
prior to the date of any transfer or to a constituent-service program pursuant to section 237. 

Sec. 225. Contributions to transition committees. 

(a) No person shall make any contribution which, and the Mayor, shall not receive any 
contribution from any person which, when aggregated with all other contributions received 
from the person, exceed $2,000 in an aggregate amount; provided, that the $2,000 limitation 
shall not apply to contributions made by the Mayor for the purpose of funding his or her own 
transition committee within the District of Columbia. 

(b) No person shall make any contribution which, and the Chairman of the Council shall 
not receive any contribution from any person which, when aggregated with all other 
contributions received from the person, exceeds $1,000 in an aggregate amount; provided, 
that the $1,000 limitation shall not apply to contributions made by the Chairman for the 
purpose of funding his or her own transition committee within the District of Columbia. 

Sec. 226. Formal requirements for reports and statements for transition committees. 

(a) A transition committee shall terminate no later than 45 days from the beginning of the 
term of the new. Mayor or Chairman, except that the transition committee may continue to, 
accept contributions necessary to retire the debts of the committee. 

(b) Notwithstanding this subtitle, no committee may be organized if an appropriation 
pursuant to section 446 of the Home Rule Act has been approved. 

SUBTITLE C. LEGAL DEFENSE FUNDS. 

Sec. 227. Legal defense committees organization. 

(a)(1) One legal defense committee and one legal defense checking account shall be 
established and maintained for the purpose of, soliciting, accepting, and spending legal defense 

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funds, wMch-fuhdsmay be r spent to defray 'attorney's fees and other related costs for si public 
official's legal defense to one. or mpre civil,, criminal, oiv,administrative v proceedings. ,>No 
committee, fund, entity, or trust may be established to defray professional fees and costs 
exqept pursuant to this sectioji:" ';' ,^\^' l y" .', ,; : , ;); ; ' '. : 

(2) Attorney's fees and other related legal costs shall ; not include, n fpr example, expenses 
for fundraising, media or political consulting fees, mass mailing or other advertising, or a 
payment or reimbui'seifieht for a rln"e,^^&ity, 'judgment or settlement, or a payment to 
return or "disgorge contributions 1 ' ma d# to^^y 'other committee controlled by the' -candidate 
or officer. ■ >--k t. r ■' . , :v:"/^ ^■•'■ i ^id ■'■ - ■',■'■; ■■:-■■' < :;v- ; ■...-.. 

(b) Each legal defense committee sriaU "file w#h the^,Pirect6r of Campaign Finance a 
statement of organization within 10 days after its organization, which shall include: 

(1) The name and address of the legal defense committee; 

(2) The, name, address, and position of the custodian of : books and accounts; 
;> '(3) The name, address,' and position of other principal officers; 

' : (4) The beneficiary of the 1 legal defense; committee ^nd checking account; 

(5) The name and address of the bank' designate^ by the committee as the legal defense 
committee depository, together with the title and ''number of the checking account and 
safety -deposit box tised by that committee 1 at the depositorVj and the 1 identification of each 

' individual 'authorized to make withdrawals 6r' payments out of each ! such- account or box; 

-arid ,; -^' l * : r ..'"■' *■' *■ 'iV-A > <• ■"■>■■ • ■■■■/* &'<■ '" "-\- ,: . >- ' : ■ '■"■"■- 

(6)' Other information as sta 

(c) Any change in t in formation previously submitted in a statement" of organization shall be 
reported to the Director of Ca^p^gh Tinande; wMih the lO-dayfceriod following the change. 

(d) Any legal defense comm(ttea^ of 
organization, disbands or determines it will no longer receive contributions, or make expendi- 
tures during the calendar year shall s'o tiotify the' Director of Campaign Finance.' 

, : (e) Any ; balance in. the legal defense cpmn^ee'ruM shall be transferred only to a nonprofit 
drganizatibrt/ v^ttnn the meaning, of section^ 501(c) of the Internal Revenue 'Code of 1954, 
operating in go^d\s%ndirig in the District of Columbia for a minimum J of one calendar ,ye# 
prior to 'the date' of any transfer or to a cohstituent-service' program pursuant to section' 2^71 

Sec. 228. Legal defense committees. . "'''''. ' , '' ".' 

' (a)' Each! legal /^ shall have achaiiTnan.and aireasurer. No contribution 

and, no, expenditure, shall Jbe accepted or .made by or on. behalf of a. legal.defense qommittee, at 
a time yfhen there is . ^,v|ipancy r .in ,the' office of . treasurer thereof arid no ; other person has been 
designated arid has agreed to perform the functions of .treasurer. ^Np^ expenditure shall b e 
maple for or on behalf of a legal defense committee without the authorization of its chairman 
or^efeurfec, or their- designated ^agents. ''' ' " ■"'"" ' J 

(b)~ ; Every' person, ^yho,. Receives a contribution of $50 or mor,e,for or on .behalf, of a legal 
defense coirimittee shall, oh,' demand, of the ti teeasurer, ai^d in any event ,wjfchin,{5; days , after 
receipt] of the^ contributipn,, submit to t;he, treasurer of v the committee a detailed fccount 
thereof, including the amount, the name and address Xincluding the .occupation^ ajnd the 
principal' plaice of business^ if any) of the' person riiaking the coritributiori, and th£"dafce'' on 
which' the" contribution 1 was' received. 1 All ! funds of ^ legal defense committe'eVshall ' 'be 
segregated^ from, arid^ may not be-commirigled with, 1 any personal funds /of officers; hiembers, 
or associates of such committee; : >* f > ->■ ■ ; >* - ' -'-' ■'■''' ■■■■' -< : ' ! < ■ :* ;) -> 

i <«>((# The treasurer of a legal defense corilmittee, arid each' berieficiaxy, shall -keep a detailed 
and exact account of: ' '• "'' v " : j '■' ^ ! 

(1) All contributions made to or for the legal defense or candidate; 

(2) The full name and mailing address (including the occupation iand the principal place 
of business, if any) of every person making a cpnteibution qf T J>5£) ,or more, and the date and 
ampunt thereof; , ; , r ,.., .< j..... , H; . ,', ..., -, t , .,.,:.-,.. ,,=.. r- /.■ < •■ 

-'(3) Allexperidituresniade^by or.on > !behalf"ofthe committee or candidate;- and „> - ^ <■ ^ 

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(4) The full name and mailing address including the occupation and the principal place of 
business, if any of every person to whom any expenditure is made, the date and amount 
thereof, and the name and address of, and office sought by, each candidate on whose behalf 
: such expenditure was made. 

(d) The treasurer or beneficiary shall obtain and preserve such receipted bills and records 
as may be required by the Elections Board, 

(e)(1) No person shall make any contribution which, when aggregated with all other 
contributions received from the person, exceeds $10,000 in an aggregate amount; provided, 
that the $10,000 limitation shall not apply to contributions made by a public official for the 
purpose of funding his or her own legal defense committee within the District of Columbia. 

(2) No contributions to a legal defense' committee shall be made by a lobbyist or 
registrant or by a person acting on behalf of the lobbyist or registrant 

(3) A legal defense committee shall not accept a contribution from a lobbyist or 
registrant or by a person acting on behalf of the lobbyist or registrant. 

Sec. 229. Designation of legal defense depositories. * ! 

: Each legal defense committee accepting contributions or making expenditures shall desig- 
nate in the registration statement required under this section, one or more banks located in 
the District of Columbia as the legal defense depository or depositories of that legal defense 
committee. Each committee shall maintain a checking account or accounts at the depository 
or depositories and shall deposit any contributions received by the committee into that 
account or accounts. No expenditures may be made by a committee except by check drawn 
payable to the person to whom the expenditure is being made on that account. ' 

Sec. 230. Reports of receipts and expenditures by legal defense committees. 

(a) The treasurer of each legal defense committee shall file with the Director of Campaign 
Finance, and with the applicable principal campaign committee, reports of receipts and 
expenditures on forms to be prescribed or approved by the Director of Campaign Finance. 
The reports shall be filed within 30 days after the committee's organization and every 30 days 
thereafter in each year. The reports shall be complete as of a date as prescribed by the 
Director of Campaign Finance, which shall not be more than 5 clays before the date of filing, 
except that any contribution of $200 or more received after the closing date prescribed by the 
Director of Campaign Finance for the last report required to be filed prior to the election 
shall be reported within 24 hours after its receipt. ■ ■ 

(b) Each report under this section shall disclose: 

(1) The amount of cash on hand at the. beginning of the reporting period; 

(2) The full name and mailing address (including the occupation and the principal place 
of business, if any) of each person who has made one or more contributions to or for a 
committee within the calendar year in an aggregate amount or value in excess of $50 or 
more, together with the amount and date of the contributions; 

(3) The total sum of individual contributions made to or for a committee or candidate 
during the reporting period and not reported under paragraph (2) of this subsection; 

.(4) Each loan to or from any person within the calendar year in an aggregate amount or 
values of $50 or more, together with the full names and mailing addresses (including the 
occupation and the principal place of business,, if any) of,the lender and endorsers, if any, 
and the date and amount of the loans; 

(5) The total sum of all receipts by or for a committee during the reporting period; ; 

(6) The full name and mailing address (including the occupation and the principal place 
of business, if any) of each person to whom expenditures have been made by a committee or 
on behalf of a committee within the calendar year in an aggregate amount pr value of $10 
or more; 

(7) The total sum of expenditures made by a committee or candidate during the calendar 
year; ; •, .-. -, 

(8) The amount and nature of debts and obligations owed by. or to the committee, in. a 
form as prescribed by the Director of Campaign Finance; and 

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• (9) Other informations as may be required by the Dttector [of ^Campaign Finance. "!■ < 

"(c) ^hfe rep6rts tob^^filed under subjection '(^of'lthis ^e'clon shall 'be cumulative 'dttring 
the calendar 'year to ;i &nich they i relat€i,''''tlut; , whefie there' hW be&n' nb change in an'it&n 
reported in a previous report during such year, only the unchanged- amount heed 'He Carried 
forward/ If- no contributions or expenditures havenbeen/ accepted or expended durijig a 
calendar year, the treasurer of the legal defense; committee -shall file. a ^statement to that 
effect. : . , _.., ; , <: . f . , . : r; , , , : ; ../_ i(i .. _. ; 

, Sec,231.\ Formal requirements respecting: reports and ; statenients; l ..■•>*>■;.• r 

(a) A report or statement required by 'this subtitle to' be filed by atrbasiirer of a legal 
defense comtnittee shall be verified -b^the'o&th or ^affirmation of the person filing the report 
or statement and.by the individual to be;benefitted by^the committee^ >■ , 

(b) A copy of a report or statement shall* be preserved'by the 1 person filing and 'by the 
individual to be benefitted by the committee for aLperjodjto.be designated by the Elections 
Board in a published regulation. ■>. , \ u H > ,u -■[.-: .' •»*■ .-y. ,/! 

(c) The Elections Board shall, by pubhshed regulations of general applicability, prescribe 
the manner in which contributions and expenditures in . the nature of. debts, and other 
contracts, agreement!/ and promises to make contributions or expenditures shall be reported. 
The re^atibiissh^ provide that they be reported in septate schedules. In determining 
aggreg&te abiourits, of contributions and expenditures, amounts reported r as provided in the 
reguiySons 3hall not be considered until actual payment is made. V "' '" ; " 

n;(d)i ;Any. legal defense committee which, after having filed .one- pr more statements of 
organization, disbands or, determines itjWill no longer receive contributions or make expendi T 
tures during the" ^calendar year shdl so notify th^ Director. ? ...,.'■; 

(e) All actions of the Elections. Board or of the United States Attorney for. the District of 
Columbia to enforce the provisions of tHis' ' subtitle ^ mti^t ' hfe " mitiktec) ^thlii 5 years of the 
discovery of the altered violation of thils' Subtitle. : x , : "J "" * ;; ", h 

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SUBTITLE D. CONTRIBUTION LIMITATIONS. , 

Secv232i 1P CoptnlDtutionHmitaJiQns. ,. , :; ^: '..\-<s.'\ ^^ ■•■;... . .:n. '■.,.- ■ 

(a) -No 'person shall make any contribution which, \ and no person shall ^receive any 
contribution from any person which, when aggregated: with -all- -other contributions r reeeived 
from that person relating to a campaign for .nomination, as f a, candidate, pr election, to; public 
office, including both the primary and general election or special elections, exceeds: 

(1) In the case of a c6ntributibn r in support of a candidate' for Mayor or for the recall of 
"-; theM^dfJ;$2i60Qr r ' ' '^ f;\ : \';;;' ; v ""' ; .;;'"' v' 1 !; " 
f \, ^2) Jn the qase of! a contrffiu|5bn in ^pport of a candidate for phairmah of the Council or 

for the recall of the 'Chairman of ,^ ... ,','.'..".'/ 

. (3) In the qase of a cpntributipn in support of a candidate for member of the Council 

^elected aWarge or ^r^ej-ecall of a .member of the Council elected/ at-large, $1,000; 

(4) In the 1 case of a contribution in support of a candidate for member of the Board of 
r Education Velectedap elected from a wartTor for the 
"recall of a candidate for menifcjer of thi'BPard 1 of Education elected: it-large or for the recall 

of arrtember of thetiouheil dieted from award, $6q6j; /^ Jr ,■ ; '?/"/, .'''■" /^'^.C.,"! !''^ 

(5) In the case of a contribution in support of a candidate for member of the r; Board of 
Education elected from a-wJard or for the recall of a member of 'the^Bbard v 'of l Education 

-elected from award orforan'Officiail of apolitical party, $200; and "■ '<>:.;^ !:7i ; : 
' (6) v In the case of a cbhtribution in support of a candidate fork member r bf an Advisory 
Neighborhood Commission; $25; - - v : ; ^ ^? -ao, r ^ ; . ^ > 

(b)(1) Np person shall make any contribution in any one election for Mayor, Chairman of 
the Cbuncil, each mMbidr of thW Cduricil, and each member 1 of'theBdard'bf Education 
(including primary and general elections, but excluding special elections), which when 
combined with all other contributions ni&de by that person inthat election >to candidates and 

political committees exceeds $8,500.- ; ,ai ) i-.y'ua- '- ■■■'<> ^v i-.oor f-. -: '-.- 

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(2) All contributions to a candidate's principal political committee shall be treated as 
contributions to the candidate and shall be subject to the contribution limitations contained 
in this section. 

(c) In no case shall a person receive or make any contribution in legal tender in an amount 
of $25 or more. 

(d)(1) No person shall make contributions to a committee in an election, including primary 
and general elections, but excluding special elections which, in the aggregate, exceeds $5,000. 

(2) For the purposes of this subsection, the term "committee" doe's not include an 
individual. 

(e) No person shall make a contribution or cause a contribution to be made in the name of 
another person, and no person shall knowingly accept a contribution made by one person in 
the name of another person, 

(f) Any expenditure made by any person advocating the election or defeat of any candidate 
for office which is not made at the request or suggestion of the candidate, any agent of the 
candidate, or any committee authorized by the candidate to make expenditures or receive 
contributions for the candidate is not considered a contribution to or an expenditure by or on 
behalf of the candidate for the purposes of the limitations specified in this subtitle. 

(g) All contributions made by any person directly or indirectly to or for the benefit of a 
particular candidate or that candidate's committee, which are in any way earmarked, 
encumbered, or otherwise directed through an intermediary or conduit to that candidate f or 
committee, shall be treated as contributions from that person to that candidate or committee 
and shall be subject to the limitations established by this section. 

(h)(1) No candidate or member of the immediate family of a candidate may make a loan or 
advance from his or her personal funds for use in connection with a campaign of that 
candidate for nomination for election, or for election, to a public office unless that loan or 
advance is evidenced by a written instrument fully disclosing the terms, conditions, and parts 
to the loan or advance. The amount of any loan or advance shall be included in computing 
and applying the limitations contained in this section only to the extent of the balance of the 
loan or advance that is unpaid at the time of determination. 

(2) For the purposes of this subsection, the term "immediate family" means the 
candidate's spouse, parent, brother, sister, or child, and the spouse of a candidate's parent, 
brother, sister or child. ' - 

(i) No contributions made to support or oppose initiative or referendum measures shall be 
affected by the provisions of this section. ', ..•. 

Sec. 233. Partnership contributions. ^ 

(a) A contribution by a partnership shall be attributed to each partner: ■ ..-■; >, : 

(1) In direct proportion to his or her share of the partnership profits, according to 
instructions that shall be provided by the partnership to the committee or candidate; or 

(2) By agreement of the partners, as long as: ;, .-" . ; ; 

(A) Only the profits of the partners to whom the contribution is attributed are reduced 
(or losses increased); and 

(B) These partners' profits are reduced (or losses increased) in proportion to the 
contribution attributed to each of them. ; ; 

(b) A contribution by a, partnership . shall not exceed the limitations on contributions 
pursuant to this .subtitle. No portion of such contribution .may be made from the profits of a 
corporation that is a partner. ;: 

SUBTITLE E. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND ENFORCEMENT. 

Sec. 234. Penalties. : 
^ (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, any person or committee who 
violates any of the provisions of this title shall be fined not more than $5,000, or shall be 
imprisoned for not longer than 6. months, or both. V; 

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• ^(b). Any* person who : knowingly files or causesto be filed* any false* or misleading statement, 
report, voucher,, Mother paper-, -or, makes any: false or -misleading statement; to the Elections 
Board, shall be fined not more than $10,000, or shall be imprisoned for not longer than 5 
years, or both., >,-. }; . , : . .. t - ...:, ,. ,.,;....-..■- , : ^ 4j . (i 

(c) Prosecutions of violations of subtitles A through E of this title shall be brought by the 
United States. Attorney for ,the District of Columbia in the . name .of the United States, 

'(d) All actions of the Elections Board or of the United States Attorney* for-the; District of 
Columbia to. enforce the provisions of this title must. be initiated within^ : years of the actual 
occurrence of the alleged violation. 

Sec. 235,, Prohibition on the use of District goyernnient resources for campaign-related 
activities. ,7',' :..,,,, ' ■ ■ V\\ \, . ,^^'IY^.!.' ' "-. .i >,." , 

(a) No resources of the District of Columbia government, including the, -expenditure pf 
funds v the personal :; services of ^employees during Jjheir hours, of ^york, and nonperspnal 
services, induding^supplie's/m^teflids, equipment,;;pmce space, ^facilities, and telephones and 
other utilities, shall be used to suj^prt or 6pp^se^Jan|; candidate' for elected office, whether 
partisan or nonpartisan, or to support or ^oppdse an^jhitiative, referendum,, or recall, measure, 
including a charter amendment' referenda accordance with section 3t03 of the 
Home Rule Act. i} '"' • '^' "' y '' ,....-.;,. 

'^.(b^'^TTlis^ction shall not prohibit tiie. Mayor, the Chairman and members 'of the Cpuncil, 
or v the, President and members of the Boai^d of Education, from expressing their views on a 
Pisftictrbf Columbia election as part of their official^tie/s. , ( \ 

(2) This subsection shall not.be construed rto, authorize any, member of the staff of the 

Mayor, the Chairman and members of the Council, or the President and members pf the 

'\ Board of Education, or any other employee of the executiye or legislative branch to engage 

.'.' in any "activity to supportpr oppose any candidate foi; elected -office, whether partisan or 

' nonpartisan, an initiative referendum, or recall measure during their hours of work, or the 

use of any npnpersonal services including suppliesV material's, equipment,^ ife space, 

facilities, telephones and other utilities to support or 6ppo.se,an initiative, referendum,, or 

recall matter."' J u " 'J t , : v . .'";/ ,,. ,''.";. / / ""."*' 

Sec. 236. Document under oath, 

(a)L Notwithstanding any: other provisions^of this title, neither.. the Election^ Board, or^.any 
of its officers or employees, nor the Director of Campaign Finance, .or any of his or.'iher 
officers or employees, may require that a dqcument^be sworn under path unless the t Elections 
Board arid director of Campaign Finance maintain at the place of receipt bif such documents 
and during regular business days and hours, a notary public to administer such oaths. 

(b) If no such notary public is available, persons wishing to file documents for which an 
oath is requested may, in lieu-thereof, affirm by their signature that their statements are true 
under penalty of section 234. :: , < > .■ -h. , ■;.- ■■> ■ 

SUBTITLE F. CONSTITUENT SERVICES. 

Sec. 237. "Constituent services. - - ^ ^ 

,., (a). The Mayor, the ■ .Chairman, of the Council, ;v and each member^.o^ the ^Council may 
establish constituent^service programs within the District . ^he, >May or ^ the, Qfrairmarvof the 
Council, and each member of the Council may finance the' operation of these, programs' with 
contributions from persons;- provided) 1 that cbritributioris the Chair- 

man of<the Council, arid eabh membe^^'theM3bu^ 

$40,000 in any one calendar year. The Mayor, the Chairman of ' the ; Council, arid each 
member of the Council may expend a maximum of $40,000 in any one calendar year for 
constituentseryice programs. ^JS[q person shaUjmakeanj^ the 

Mayor, the Chairman of the Council, nor any member of the Council shall receive any 
contribution from any person which, when aggregated with all other .contributions received 
from -suchrpersonv exceedr$50Q per, calendar year; providedy that Buch.,$500 limitation shall 
not apply <to Contributions made, by the Mayor, 1 the Chairman o£ the f Council, or any^meriiber 
of the Council for the purpose of funding hVorher/own^coh'istituentrservice program* '.NEhre 

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Mayor, the Chairman of the Council, and each member of the Council shall file a quarterly 
report of all contributions received and monies expended in accordance with this subsection 
with the Director of Government Ethics. 

(b)(1) Funds raised pursuant to this section shall be expended only for an activity, service, 
or program which provides emergency, informational, charitable, scientific, educational* 
medical, or recreational services to the residents of the District of Columbia and which 
expenditure accrues to the primary benefit of residents of the District of Columbia. 

(2) Allowable expenditures include: 

(A) Funeral arrangements; 

(B) Emergency housing and other necessities of life; 
(C). Past due utility payments; 

(D) Food and refreshments or an in-kind equivalent on infrequent occasions; 

(E) Community events sponsored by the constituent-service program or an entity 
other than the Distinct government; and 

(F) Community-wide events. 

(3) Disallowable expenditures include: 

(A) Promoting or opposing, as a primary purpose, a political party, committee, 
candidate, or issue; 

(B) Fines and penalties inuring to the District; 

(C) Any expenditure of cash; 

(E) Sponsorships for political organizations; and 

(F) Any mass mailing within the 90-day period immediately preceding a primary, 
special, or general election by a member of the Council, or the Mayor, who is a candidate 
for office. 

(c) Upon the request of any member of the Council, the Mayor shall provide the member 
with suitable office space in a publicly owned building for the operation of a constituent- 
service program ."'office located in the ward represented by the member. Each at-large 
member of the Council shall be offered constituent-service office space located in a ward of 
the member's choice. Members shall be provided with space of approximately equivalent 
square footage, and in similar proximity to commercial -corridors and public transportation, 
where practicable. The space provided shall also be easily accessible by persons with 
disabilities or persons who are elderly. Any space provided shall not be counted as an in-kind 
contribution. Furnishings, equipment, telephone service, and supplies to this office space 
shall be provided .from funds other than appropriated funds of the District government. 

(d) Every constituent-service program shall have a chairman and a treasurer. No contri- 
bution and no expenditure shall be accepted or made by or on behalf of a constituent-service 
program at a time when there is a vacancy in the office of its treasurer and no other person 
has been designated and has agreed to perform the functions of treasurer. No expenditure, 
shall be made for or on behalf of a constituent-service program without the authorization of 
its chairman or treasurer or their designated agents. 

(e) Contributions of personal property from persons to the Mayor or to any members of 
the Council or contributions. of the use of personal property shall be valued, for purposes of 
this section, at the fair market value of the property, not to exceed $1,000 per calendar year 
at the time of the contribution. Contributions made or received pursuant to this section -shall 
not be applied against the limitation on political contributions established by section 232. 

(f) All contributions and expenditures made by persons to the Mayor, Chairman of the 
Council, and each member of the Council as provided by subsection (a) of this section, and all 
expenditures made by the Mayor, Chairman of the Council, and. each member of the Council 
as provided by subsection (a) of this section, shall be reported to the Director of Campaign 
Finance quarterly on forms that the Director of Campaign Finance shall prescribe. The 
forms'must prescribe itemized reporting of expenditures. All of the record keeping, require- 
ments of Title II shall apply to contributions and expenditures made under this section. At 
the time of termination, any excess funds shall either be used to retire . the debts of the 

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program or donated to an nonprofit organization, within the meaning of the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1954/ arid operating in good standing in the District of Columbia for a rhiriimumiof 
one calendar year prior to the date of donation. > ^ ' ^ ' > h ■•*■ •-'■' '■ >f v l- . 

,(g) Activities authorized-by this sectiori may be carried oh at any location in the District, 
provided that employees do, not engage in constituent-service fundraising activities while on 

duty.- > ' ■ ■ , ■•'■ ' , -■' ' > * ■!.'< . :V .< , - . -:.!}■ 

(h) Violations -of this subtitle shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Section 122 of 

Title! .:»■ ■■■ ...-, ■ ,-,viv'/. . 

TITLE III. AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE APT, r 

Sec. 301. The District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approvea^Decdrriber 24," 1^73 (87 Stat 
777; D.C. Official Code § 1-201.01 U &eq.), is amended asfollows; ^ivr,;-^ < : -^ 

-J. (a) Section 401 (D.C. Official Code § 1-204.01) is amended by: adding a new subsection (e) 
to read as follows: v - - v y. .*' ; ^ '■; 

"(e)(1) By a 5/6 vote of its members, the Council may adopt -absolution of expulsion if it 
finds, based on substantial evidence, that a member of t^rj^uncft tpokv an action that 
amounts to a gross failure to meet the highest standards of personal and professional conduct. 
Expulsion is the most severe punitive' action, serving as ia :'pyMty\ f i^^psed , "'for egregious 
wrongdoing. Expulsion results in the removal of the member. Expulsion should be used in 
cases in which the Council determines that the violation, of Taw committed by a member is of 
the most serious nature, including those violations that substantially threaten the public trust. 
To protect the exercise of official member duties and the f , overriding principle of freedom of 
speech, the Council shall not impose expulsion'on any member for the' exercise of his or her 
Fir?t' Amendment right* ikt rtiatter how distasteful the expression of that right was' to the 
CoiinciiFand the District; 6r in the official exercise of his or her office. ' ' J ri x \; 

"(2) The Council shall include in its Rules of Organization procedures for investigation, 
* ahd^corisideratibn'pfv the expulsion of a member.". r i: , ;\ r ' 

", ^lj$ecp)riv402 (I). (3 1 Official Cpde § 1-204.02) Is amended by . st^lmig &e c ,p|rase^to be 
held; |. and! (d)holds^ancl ; insert^ the phrase"to be held; (d) ha^, not f( been convicted of a 
felony while ; holding tfte office; and (e> holds" in its place. ? , ..'., ; ".,.' V rof i.// 

,i*M Section 421(c)(1) (D.C. Official Code § i-204;21(c)(l)) is^amended by striking the phrase 
"to be held; and (C) is" and inserting the phras.e "to> be held; (C) hasmot been convicted' of a 
felony while, holding the office; and^D) is" in its plac'e. . ■■ < . 



f ITLE IV. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS AND REPEALERS. 



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.Sec. 401, Conforming; amendments and repealers. ■■< -; ^ >■■■ 

r W The Opesri ©overnmerit' Office Act; effective March 31; 2011/ (D.C. 'I&w 18-350; D.C. 
Official Code f 2-591 ei se^), is derided ^s foHows: ■ 7 ,; "'. ; ° ; ; '/ ; 

(!) Section 5()2 (D.G. Official Code § 2^5^ is^amended fc^acl as 'follows: ,'. V^'j : . r ■'. '" ,, 
I- "Sec, 502. Establishment of the District of Columbia Open Government Office; - lh - , . ;) 

; "The 'District of Columbia Open < ^Government Office ("Operf Government Office") is estab- 
lished ; as ah independent 5ffice-withiri k the'Board:of Ethics and'Goveram'eht^Accountabm'ty to' 
prompts open^jgoverriance in the District ;Pf^ Columbia.^' M assets;' staff, "and 'unexpended 
appropriations bf the Open Government Office shall be transferred to the B5ard of Ethics and 
GpverrimentAccpuntability.": ; >.i - L - - ^j-: :> - :;J^iv 

); ( (2) Section '504(a) (D.C< Official Code § 2-594(a)>is fended ^ ';-'- 

\] ^a)^e^pen,|Governmej^ headecLby a Djrectpr apppmted by the^Bparcl of 

Ethics sixiAMoyw j-.f ''■' - ■>■ - '; ■■«'<■ ■■■>. ■:■ 

(b) Title: D of Article VL of the Rules* for the Council of the' District of Columbia* Council 
Period 1.9 Resolution of 2011* effective Janu'ary 3> 2011:(Res. 19-1; 58 D.CE 211), is amended 
to read as follows: = '■-. • ,i <>A - -,\ i: > :..;'•; , "■■ » , -.- >-::, ■■.,■'■' } 

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"D. CENSURE, REPRIMAND, AND EXPULSION PROCEDUES. 

"651. AD HOC COMMITTEES. 

"(a) An ad hoc committee shall be established for the purposes of considering evidence of a 
violation of the Code of Conduct, policy, or law and making recommendations for further 
action. An ad hoc committee shall be established by request of any 5 members of the 
Council, or if a member is censured by the Ethics Board. 

"(b) The ad hoc committee shall be composed of 5 members appointed by the Chairman or, 
if the Chairman is the subject of the request or Ethics Board sanction, by the Chairman Pro 
Tempore. The committee shall not include the member making the request or the member 
who/ is the subject of the request The committee's proceedings may be conducted in 
executive session in accordance with Council Rule 504, except that its recommendation for 
further action shall be made public. 

"(c) No penalty pursuant to Rules 655 and 656, shall be imposed unless first recommended 
by an ad hoc committee of the Council. 

"652. AD HOC COMMITTEE INITIATED BY AN ETHICS BOARD CENSURE 

"(a) An ad hoc committee shall be established by the Council within 72 hours of a censure 
of one of its members by the Ethics Board, or as soon as practicable. An ad hoc committee 
shall consider the findings of the Ethics Board, conduct an investigation if warranted, and 
report its findings and penalty recommendations, if any, to the Council within 45 days of 
being convened. The penalty recommendations may include: 

- "(A) Reprimand; 

"(B) Censure; or . .. . ■ ; 

"(C) Expulsion. 

"(b) The Council shall meet to consider the recommendation within 7 days of receiving the 
recommendation's from the committee. 

"653. AD HOC COMMITTEE BY REQUEST, , 

"(a) A request for censure or expulsion of a member of the Council may be submitted to 
the Secretary by any 5 members of the Council.. The request shall contain the specific, 
charges on which the proposed sanction is based. - 

"(b) The Secretary shall deliver a copy of the request for an ad hoc committee and the 
charges to each member of the Council at least 48 hours prior to the first meeting of the- 
committee at which the request will be first considered. ' j 

"(c) The committee's proceedings may be conducted in executive session in accordance with 
Council Rule 504. The committee shall permit testimony from both the member making the 
request and the member subject to the request and shall determine whether: ' 

"(1) Further investigation of the charges is required to determine if a hearing is 
warranted;. 

."(2) The matter is to be set for a hearing; or 

, : "(3) No further action should be taken with respect to the request. ' 

"(d) If the committee determines no further action should be taken with respect to the 
request, the committee shall report that to the Council at its earliest opportunity. If the 
committee determines that further investigation is required, the committee shall conduct an 
investigation and report a summary of its proceedings and its findings, along with penalty 
recommendations, if any, to the Council at its earliest opportunity. The penalty recommenda- 
tions, if any, may include: 

"(A) Reprimand; 

"(B) Censure; or. - .-..;-■■ 

"(C) Expulsion. ; 

■ "(e) If the committee does not report its recommendation and findings to the Council 
within 90 calendar days of the receipt of the request to convene the committee, the matter 
shall be sent to the Council for its consideration. 

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"(f) Upon receipt of the report of the committee^ or at the expiration 'bfrfchie time for the 
committee to report to the Council, the Chairman shall place the matter* ot the Council's 
agenda to deteiinine whether or not a hearing is warranted. If the Chairman decides to set 
the ; matter 'tOT v a hearing^" it shall be. scheduled for no sooner than one 'week after; the 
determination [ iq ! hear the matter. Written notice of' the hearing shall be delivered in person 
to the member'of the'Council who is the |ufej : ect to the request or to the" member's Council' 
office at least 48 hours in advance of the ^cneduled hearing. : - -■■■' ■£'-'■'" ■'■ 

"(g)(1) "Th§ hearing shall He conducted' by ; the 'Cha^^ is' the^ubject 

of the hearing, 'by tnb Chairman PrbTempbrev "At the, hearings -fe 
who is the subject * of th«3 request shall be given the' opportunity to make an opening 4nW'a 
closing statement, to call witnesses on his br her behalf,, and to question his or her" accuser si 
The member who' is the subject of the request may Be represented b^ a persons of ;'tKe 
member's choice whether or not the person is an attorney at' law arid may ha 
representatives speak or question witnesses on the member's behalf, -^^r 

"(2) The questioning or cross-examining of witnesses may be reasonably limited by the 
chair bf the hearing. . /$ > : u,~"s , V: />.; ". V '' i-l r ^-\ ' : i 

"(3) Testimony Shall be taken, only^ from witnesses having direct knowledge of facts or 
■ circumstances; relevant to the; specific charges, under consideration. , 

"(4) The^rules bf evidence arid judicial procedure' applicable in courts of law shall not be 
applicable to this hearing, and the {3rocfedurek shall be gerierally iriforirial. " : ; ^ ■>>*»■, 

"(h) Notwithstanding any other provisibn 'of this rule, the Chairman, pursuant 'to 1 ' an 
authorizing resolution, may appoint any person or a standing or specials committee to perform 
any investigation required by the rule. 
"654. REPRIMAND. _ A ...,, fV : :; *> 

"(a) ,A reprimand is a formal statement of the Council officially disapproving the conduct of 
one of its members. A reprimand shall be directed to a particulaif^member'of the Council 
based on a particular action or set of actions that is determined 'to Be in violation of thfe 
Council's Rules, law, or policy, but is considered' to be not sufficiently sbrious to require 
censure? A reprimand is distinguished froin censure in#jat it is. not punishment or discipline 
andy therefore^ does, not require an inyestigatipn.br hearing, - , ; . Tj - ; ; - ; - t r. ■-, t , 

"(b) The Council may adopt a resolution of reprimand iri^the-^amemanrifer as provided for 
the adoption of r any resolution; provided) that the CDuncHmem^er, who.ris t^e ; subject of the 
respl.utionj is, permitted to speak in his,, or ,ner ; defense prior-; to actipnv.on the. motion- £pr 
adoption of the resolution. The fact that; the CouncilmemJDer n ;whp is -the . subject - : pf , a 
reprimand does not choose to respond to the resolution or does not attend the meeting at 
which" theV^soMtibh4s 'to "be adopted shall not prevent;' the 'CoundLfrbm adopting' the 
resolution;' provicjed, tiifeut the 1 Cq^nciirilember had aetaaT nbtic&' of the inclusion of the 
resolution on the agenda and had v a reasonable opportunity to attend themeeting. 

"■" "6&5.'- "Censure: J,i " ■"'*'' :f 

"(a) Censure is a formal statement of the Council officially disciplining one of its members. 
It is a punitive action, which serves as a penalty imposed for wrongdoing, but it carries no 
fine or suspension of th& rights -of the member as an elected official;' Censure should be used 
for cases in., which the Council deterniin^s that the violation,., of law or policy is a j serious 
offense. To. protect the; .pyerriding: principle of .freedom of! speech, the Council shall not 
impose^ censure on any member .for ; the : exercisa of hi^ or [her, .First Aniendnient right, no 
rnatter li jc^y7 v . dljst^sieffuT ' jjie . expi:jej53iQn v pf ""yj^tfc , rijght . was tp : the Cpunqil and the District, 
Hptfeng'in.Jhis^ule shall tie. construed to prohibit the Council,,; as a body, from condemning 
and' expressing its strong disapprobation. v i. • : ■)■ 

"(b)(1) The Council, by a 2/3rd vote, of its members present and voting, may adopt a 
resolution of censure if it finds, based on substantial evidence, that a Couricilrii&mbfer took an 
action that amounts to a gross failure to meet the highest standards- bf- personal and 
professional conduct. ^ , ; , ; > 

r; ... "(2) , Substantial evidence is prppf } that, a reasonable person woulcL accept.as adequateto 
I support a ! conclusion or decision in favor of censure. .. ,!' .'.'/ "' ,.? >, ip -4, ; 

"656. EXPULSION. :^ ,:,;■ f 

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"(a) Expulsion is the most severe punitive action, serving as a penalty imposed for 
egregious wrongdoing. Expulsion results in the removal of the member. Expulsion should 
be used for cases in which the Council determines that the violation of law is, of the most 
serious nature, including those violations that substantially threaten the public trust. To 
protect the exercise of official councilmember duties and the overriding principle of freedom 
of speech, the Council shall not impose expulsion on any member for the exercise of his or her 
First Amendment right, no matter how distasteful the expression of that right was to the 
Council and the District, or in the official exercise of his or her office. 

"(b)(1) The Council, by a 5/6 vote of its members, may adopt a resolution of expulsion if it 
finds, based on substantial evidence, that a Councilmember took an action that amounts to a 
gross failure to meet the highest standards of personal and professional conduct. 

"(2) Substantial evidence is proof that a reasonable person would accept as adequate to 
support a conclusion or decision in favor of expulsion.". '■'.." -I 

(e) The District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978, 
effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-139; D.C. Official Code § 1-601.01 eb.seqj, is amended 
as follows: 

(1) Section 301 (D.C. Official Code § 1-603.01) is amended by, adding a new paragraph 
(14A) to read as follows: 
. "(14A) "Public official" means: 

"(A) A candidate for nomination for election, or election, to .public office; 

"(B) The Mayor, Chairman, and each member of the Council of the District' of 
Columbia holding office. under the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 777; D.C. Official Code § 1-201.01 et seq.); 

"(C) The Attorney General; 

"(D) A Representative or Senator elected pursuant to section 4 of the Distinct- of 
Columbia Statehood Constitutional Convention Initiative of 1979, effective March 10, 1981 
(D.C. Law 3-171; D.C. Official Code § 1-123); 

"(E) An Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner; 

"(F) A member of the Board of Education; •■■■■, 

"(G) A person serving as a subordinate agency head in a position designated as within 
the Executive Service; 

"(H) A member of a board or commission listed in section 2(e) of the Confirmation Act 
of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Official Code § l-52S.01(e)); and 

"(I) A District of Columbia Excepted Service employee paid at a rate of Excepted 
Service 9 or above, or its equivalent, and who makes decisions or participates substantial- 
ly in areas of contracting, procurement, administration of grants or subsidies, developing 
policies, land use planning, inspecting, licensing, regulating, auditing, or acts in areas of 
responsibility that may create a conflict of interest or the appearance of a, conflict of 
interest; and any additional employees designated by rule by the Ethics Board who 
make decisions or participate substantially in areas of contracting, procurement, adminis- 
tration of grants or subsidies, developing policies, land use planning, inspecting, licensing, 
regulating, auditing, or acts in areas of responsibility that may create a conflict of 
interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest. 

(2) Section 406(b)(4) (D.C. Official Code § l-604.06(b)(4)) is amended as follows: 

, (A) Strike the phrase "District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics" both times 
it appears and insert the phrase "Board of Elections" in its place. 

(B) Strike the phrase "D.C. Code, sec. 1-1151" and insert the phrase "section 202 of 
the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive 
Ethics Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2012, passed on emergency basis on 
December 6, 2012 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-641)" in its place. 

f, ■ ■. (3) Section 1801 (D.C. Official Code § 1-618.01) is amended as follows: 

(A) Subsection (a) is amended by striking the word "employee" and inserting the 
phrase "employee, member of a board or commission, or a public official" in its place. 

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(B) Subsection (a-1) is amended by striking the word "employee" and inserting the 
phrase -"employee, member of a board or commission, or a public- official^ in its* place* 

'■ (C) New subsections (a-2>a^ (a-3) are Mded to r^ *■' ' i,[ l 

"(a-2)('l). Upon , commencement; of ^employment, any perspn required to file ., pursuant, ,tp 
sections^li9 and, 12Q .of .the Board, of Ethics and. GovernmenV Accountability E^ 
and Comprehensive Ethjcs, Reform Emergency Amendment Act o£20l2, passed on. emergen- 
cy basis on January 4, 2012 (Enrplled version of Bill 19-641) ( i -p 1 il.ers , *), J shall be provided with 
an ethics manual and information about the Code of Conduct 

, ::.: "M){^°-^tW : than,90 days after commencement of employment) f Kilers shall certify that 
they have undergone ethics, training developed by tlje District pfipolumbia Board of Ethics 
and Government ^Accountability. The required training may be prqyideti electronically, in 
person, or bbth'a&'cohs'M'ered appropriate % the District of Cblpiiibia Board of Ethics and 
Government Accountability. '''' ' v ' ' -^ ■ f v v - ■■> > ■* j 

; !,J "(3) Filers shallcert^y on all ihnuBlDasfe that ftley have r completed at least one ethics 
c trainirig'projgram within the previous year. -r 

"(a-3) Notwithstanding the penalty provisions of this act, any public official who knowingly 
violates an^ provision" pf suosectiori (a-2) of this section may be subject to an adverse 
performance action but not termination.". 

(4) Section 1802 (D.C. Official Code § 1-618.02) is amended by striking the' word 
"employee" and inserting the" phrase "employee; member of a board or commission, or a 
.public official" in its, place. *-.\ »,, «- h. ) ,;v 

■-' (5) Section 1803 (D;CJOfficial ; Code -§^618.03) is repealed. v ' "< r '- 

(d) The District of Columbia Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict, of Interest Act, 
approved August 14, 1974 (88 Stat. 447; D.C. Official Code l § PilOi.Olef segl); is repealed. 

(e) TheDistrict of Columbia Campaign Contribution Limitation Initiative- of 1992,' effective 
M&rch 17, 1993 r (D.C: Law 9-204; D.C Official' Code ;§ ; l^llgi:dl WiseqX is repealed. 

(f) The Exploratory Committee Regulation Amendment Act of 2007/effec.tive February 2, 
2008 (D.C. Law 17-104; D.C. Official Code § 1-1151.01 'eiaetfj, is repealed. 1 ' " 

(g) The District of Columbia Election Code oflfifeS, approved August 12, 1955 (69 Stat. 699; 
D.C. Official Gode<§ r 1-1001.01 eiseq.)\ is amended as follow^ - < '<" • — 

(1) Section 2 (D.C. Official Code § 1-1001.02) is amended as Mows: ; " '" ' ' 

' 0$ Paragraph (3) is^amencted^by r §txiking the phrase "Board of 'Elections and Ethics" 
and inserting the phrase "Board 6f Elections" in its place. 

". . .(B) ParagrapH"(7^ Is airjended by^^king^the, phrase ''sections "' 507 1 or 701 of the 
r District of; ColM and/Conflict of Interest Act" and 

inserting the \ phrase "sections 129 aiid\234 of the Board pf, Ethics and Government 
-; ; t ^bountabil^ Ethics Keform. Emergency Amend- 

." merit Act of 2012^ passed on emergency basis on January 4, 2Q12 (Enrolled versipn of Bill 
;f, :^1^41);Mhitsp)ace. ^ ' ."' ■' '" ' /„.;.,/',.. ,. : .,,.'"• 
, - (C) Paragraph (15) is amended by s1riMng ( the phrase "section 102(5) of the DfeMct of 
^Columbia Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of ( Interest Act,- approyec- August 14, 
1974 (88 Stat. 446; D.C. Code, sec. 1-1401(5). for the.purposes of this, Act.v| and inserting 
the phrase "section 2 of the Bpard.pf Ethics -and Government Accpuntability Establish- 
ment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 20l2, passed on 
■''■ ' emergency basis on" January $, 2012 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-641) for the- purposes of 
thisact." initsplace. : - ' J : v ; "' ■ ,> --"' ;i ' : -''^'-' 

(2) Section B (D^. Official Co^e § l^OOi.OSl {H: t 
•^''(^Ky^he sectipri heading is amended by stffla^ . ,.'., 

(B) Subsection (a) is amended by strikin'gthe phrase "and Ethics'\'. ^ 

(3) Section 4 (D.C. Official Gode§ 1^1001:04) is. amended by striking the phrase "and 
, Ethics" in the section heading. , , . . ; , E .;r-. v . iJr> [ir . : ■ * t •■■■ . 

' .(4) Section '5 (D.C. ; Official Code § iI-hIOOI. 05) is amended^as follows: 'q, . 

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(A) The section heading is amended by striking the phrase "and Ethics". 

(B) Subsection (a)(14) is amended by striking the phrase "District of Columbia 
Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act, approved August 14, 1974 (88 
Stat. 447; D.C. Code, sec. 1—1121 et seq.)" and inserting the phrase "the Board of Ethics 
and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Emer- 
gency Amendment Act of 2012, passed on emergency basis on January 4, 2012 (Enrolled 
version of Bill 19-641)" in its place. 

(C) Subsection (f)(2) is amended by striking the phrase "section 102 of the District of 
Columbia Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act, approved August 14, 
1974 (88 Stat. 447; D.C. Code, sec. 1-1401)" and inserting the phrase "section 2 of the 
Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive 
Ethics Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2012, passed on emergency basis on 
January 4, 2012 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-641)" in its place. 

(D) Subsection (g) is amended by striking the phrase "the District of Columbia 
Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act (D.C. Official Code, § 1-1121 et 
seq.)" and inserting the phrase "the Board of Ethics, and Government Accountability 
Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform, Emergency Amendment Act of 2012, 
passed on emergency basis on January 4, 2012 .(Enrolled version of Bill 19-641)" in its 
place. 

(5) Section 10(e)(1) (D.C. Official Code § l-lOOl.lO(e)Q)) is amended by striking the 
phrase "Board of Elections and Ethics" wherever it appears and inserting the phrase 
"Board of Elections" in its place. 

(6) Section 16(b)(1)(A) (D.C. Official Code § l-1001.16(b)(l)(A)) is amended by striking 
the phrase "sections 204 and 206 of the District of Columbia Campaign Finance Reform 
and Conflict of Interest Act, approved August 14, 1974 (88 Stat. 451; D.C. Code, sees. 
1-1414 & -1416)" and inserting the phrase "sections 206 and 208 of the Board of Ethics and 
Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Emergency 
Amendment Act of 2012, passed on emergency basis on January 4, 2012 (Enrolled version 
of Bill 19-641)" in its place. 

(7) Section 17(i)(l) (D.C. Official Code § 1001.17(0(1)) is amended by striking the phrase 
"sections 204 and 206 of the District of Columbia Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of 
Interest Act, approved August 14, 1974 (88 Stat 451; D.C. Code, sec. 1-1134 through 
1-1138)" and inserting the phrase "sections 206 and 208 of the Board of Ethics and 
Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Emergency 
Amendment Act of 2012, passed on emergency basis on January 4, 2012 (Enrolled version 
of Bill 19-641)" in its place. 

(h) Section 7(f) of the Official Correspondence Regulations of 1977, effective April 7, 1977 
(D.C. Law 1-118; D.C. Official Code § 2-706(f)), is amended by striking the phrase "section 
402 of the District of Columbia Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act, effective 
September 2, 1976 (D.C. Law 1-79; D.C. Official Code § 1-1443)" and inserting the phrase 
"section 237 of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and 
Comprehensive Ethics Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2012, passed on emergency 
basis on January 4, 2012 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-641)" in its place. 

.. (i) Section 4(a) of the Volunteer Services Act of 1977, effective June 28, 1977 (D.C. Law 
2-12; D.C. Official Code, § l-319.03(a)), is amended by striking the .phrase "title VI of the 
District of Columbia Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act, approved 
August 14, 1974 (88 Stat. 465; D.C. Code, sec. 1-1101 et seq.)" and inserting the phrase 
"subtitles C and D of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and 
Comprehensive Ethics Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2012, passed on emergency 
basis on January 4, 2012 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-641)" in its place. 

(j) Section 355 of the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Act of 1977, effective 
September 23, 1977 (D.C. Law 2-22; D.C. Official Code § 4-1303.55), is amended by striking 
the phrase "sections 601 and 602 of An Act To regulate certain political campaign finance 
practices in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes, approved August 14, 1974 (88 
Stat. 465; D.C. Official Code §§ 1-1106.01 and 1-1106.02)" and inserting the phrase. "sections 
118 and 119 of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and 

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Comprehensive Ethics ; Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2012* passed on- emergency 
basis on; January^, 2012 (Enrolled yersion .of Bill 13-641)"^ its place. v .,, ; , , 

- : (k) The District of Columbian Statehood Constitutional Convention; 'Initiative- of "1979, 
effective March 10, 1981 (D.CLaw 3-1 71;- D.C; Official 'Code 1 ^ -1*122 eVseqJ, is amended as 
follows:'; : ;":..■ ';/-..•■■■ . ;*,.--;C p - -- j . V 1 ' <" ■ *■,■ ,'' v.- it »- :..*■■ ;/• r \- >■.<■>-•■■ r--"- >--i <> 

- ;: (1) Sect&n 3 (D.C. Official Code § 1-122) is'ametided tystrildng fee ptiMse" "District of 
Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics" and inserting -the phrase' "District of "Columbia 

V Board of 'Elections" inits place. f ;■... -^hr< v-h' ;/«.v;. ,- 

(2)- Section 4 (D;G, Official Code § 1-123) is amended as'fbllows: 

(A) r Subsection : (4) is ; amended by- striking the QDhrape, "Board ,pf Elections and, .Ethics" 
y and' inserting "the phi^ 

(B) Subsection (d) is amende, d, as follows : \\U' = T ': .■-.*. 

r (i) Paragraph (1) is amended by stinking the phrase "Board pf Elections and Ethics" 
and ^inserting 'the', phi v ase;"B oard of Elections" in its place. 

J > "^(ii)''<Parag£apfr ' . -■.'■' u ' 

;' ' : " tl)j Tlile ^^^-in^larigu^g^i^ ^W^^^' by striking the phrase "Board ojf Elections 
1 l arid Ethics"' and Iriseitirig 

(II) Subparagraph (B) is amended by sticking the phrase "Board of Elections and 
Ethics" both fames it^appe^'s^ahdinseiiang theJphrase "Board of Elections" in its 
place. 

(C) Subsection (e),ij5 amended by striking the phrase "section, 602(a) of the District of 
Columbia Campaign Finance 'Reform l and /poriflict of Interest Act, approved August 14, 
1974 (88 Stat. 467; D.C. ; Official Code, &;':l-i#^)f Wd inserting the phrase "section 
119. of the Board ^ Compre- 

' hehsive Ethics . Reform Emergency 'i^eridmerit Act of v 2012, passed on emergency basis 
on January 4,' 2012 (Enrolled version of Bill i9-^fil')"'in its'placeV^ ;/ ' ". ;I ' [ f "V 

(D) Subsection (g)(4) is amended by sticking the phrase "District of Columbia Cam- 
paign Finance Reform., and Conflict .. of Interest Act, a^pr^qve^^u^st,.^,.^?^. (88 .Stat 

r \447r ; D.C^^deysec. 1-1401 ei'^ of Jt^e : Board of 

'' t "Ethics ; 'and ■ Govferrimeht Adcounjtab'to arid C^prefe&sive ftthics Reform 

;'/' Emergency Ameridmeht AM pf '^pi^ljas^ed ori emergency; basts ■oh January 4, 2012 
(Enrolle^yersionof Bill 19-641^|rij^ place. / ,""' ; .. \ ' ' . 

( /' ■ (3) Section 5 (D:$ % OfM&GQ$$ §^1-124) 4s amended as follows; .;, <.. ■...., .>; 

(A) Subsection (b) is amended by stnking the phrase "Board of Elections and Ethics" 
and inserting ; the phrase "^oard of Elections" in its.place.^ , ; , *.■ 

••:■ (B) Subsection -;(c) is amended by strikirig the, phrase "Board of Elections and Ethics 1 " 
arid inserting .the phrase "Boafdof Elections" in its placed u, ' 

' ' ^(Gi Subsection (e) is amended as 1 follows: 111 ' . ' , ' i 

W JL '?aragi , 'apii" ( (lJ^iS ''a^^n46d'%^stfetong the' phrase .• "the I District ; of Columbia 

*' Caftipaigri Finance Reformat ip^6yea"Augu'st*i4^i^4\'('88 

Stat 446; D.C. Cdde/sec! S-1121 etseq. (197S £d,))" arid inserting the phrase "Title if 

■■'■■■ ■■ of the Board of "Ethics arid' Government Accountability Establishment and Compren'en- 

° sive Ethics 'Reform- Emergency Ariieridmerit Act of 2012, passed on emergency basis 

' f .-bri January % ^l^fEnMledversiori ^of Bill 19-641)" in its place. ; [ ;; \^ -'■"' 

* (ri^Paragraph !(3) t is amended 1^ striking the phrase ^ "Board ,'pf Elections and 

. ; ' j 1 . s Ethics^ and inserting the phrase "Board of Elections"' in its place. '. " ! ; 

(D) Subsection (h) is^amended by strikirig the: phrase "Board of Elections and Ethics" 
,. • and insertingth.eipbrase "Board, of. Elections" in its .place. ...„,- 

.;'(&!) Section^ (d) -of the^Law to Legalize Lotteries, Daily Numbers 'Games, and Bingo and 
Raffles for, Charitable Purposes in ^ the s District of Coluriibia,< effective, March 10, 1981" (D.C. 
Law 3-172; D.C. Official Cqde ( § 3-1323), 'is amended by strikirig^the phrase "section 402 of 
the ^District ofJ^olumbia' Caihpaigri ,Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act, 'approved 
August. 14, 19741(88 Stat. 461; D.C. (Hodey; sec. 1-1443)" and.dnserting the phrase "section 237 

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of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive 
Ethics Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2012, passed on emergency basis on January 4, 
2012 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-641)" in its place. 

(m) Section 3 of the Statehood Convention Procedural Amendments Act of 1982, effective 
August 14, 1982 (D.C. Law 4-138; D.C. Official Code § 1-135), is amended by striking the 
phrase "District of Columbia Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act, 
approved August 4, 1974 (88 Stat. 447; D.C. Code, sec. 1-1401 et seq ,)" and inserting the 
phrase "Title II of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and 
Comprehensive Ethics Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2012, passed on emergency 
basis on January 4, 2012 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-641)" in its place. 

(n) Title 47 of the Distinct of Columbia Official Code is amended as follows: 

(1) Section 47-391.08(a)(3) is amended by striking the phrase "§ 1-1106.01" and insert- 
ing the phrase "section 118 of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability 
Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2012, 
passed on emergency basis on January 4, 2012 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-641)" in its 
place. ■■>-.-■■ 

(2) Section 47-2808(b) is amended by striking the phrase "§ 1-1104.03" and inserting the 
phrase "section 237 of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment 
and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2012, passed on 

; emergency basis on January 4, 2012 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-641)" in its place. 

(o) Section 201(f) of the School Modernization Financing Act of 2006, effective June 8, 2006 
(D.C. Law 16-123; D.C. Official Code § 38-2973.01(f)), is amended by striking the phrase 
"section 602 of the District of Columbia Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest 
Act, approved August 14, 1974 (88 Stat. 447; D.C. Official Code § 1-1106.02)" and inserting 
the phrase "section 119 of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment 
and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2012, passed on emergen- 
cy basis on January 4, 2012 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-641)" in its place. 

(p) Article I of the Council of the Distinct of Columbia Code of Official Conduct, adopted 
November 1, 2011 (Res. 19-281; 58 DCR 9717), is amended as follows: 

(1) Subsections (a), (b), (c), and (d) are amended to read as follows: 

"(a) No employee shall use his or her official position or title, or personally and substantial- 
ly participate, through decision, approval, disapproval, recommendation, the rendering of 
advice, investigation, or otherwise, in a judicial or other proceeding, application, request for a 
ruling or other determination, contract, claim, controversy, charge, accusation, arrest, or 
other particular matter, or attempt to influence the outcome of a particular matter, in a 
manner that the employee knows is likely to have a direct and predictable effect on the 
employee's financial interests or the financial interests of a person closely affiliated with the 
employee. 

"(b) An employee other than an elected official may seek a waiver, and the prohibition in 
subsection (a) of this section shall not apply, if: 

"(1) The employee advises the employee's supervisor and the Ethics Board of the nature 
and circumstances of the particular matter; ' 

"(2) Makes full disclosure of the financial interest; and ' . 

"(3) Receives in advance a written determination made by both the supervisor and the 
Ethics Board that: 

"(A) The interest is not so substantial as to be, deemed likely to affect the integrity of 
the services that the government may expect from such employee; or 

"(B) Another legally cognizable basis for waiver exists, 

"(c)(1) Any elected official who, in the discharge of the elected official's official duties, 
would be required to act in any matter prohibited under subsection (a) of this section shall 
make full disclosure of the financial interest, prepare a written statement describing the 
matter and the nature of the potential conflict of interest, and deliver the statement to the 
Council Chairman. In the case of elected officials other than members of the Council, the 
statement shall be delivered to the Ethics Board. 

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:■■ "(2) Any employee other than' an elected official who^ in the idischarge'of' .the .employee's 

. official duties, would-be required to act in any matter prohibited under subsection (a) of this 

section shall make full disclosure of the financial interest and: ! / ■■?>. * / ■ i 

.) •:■ = ■■""(A)- Prepare a written r, statement describing; the matter and the natures of the potential 

».;i conflict of interest; and >" '■-)' --." ; ; ' * ;, . i-.& .Mr ../.■ ; - r , / 

"(B) Deliver the statement to 1 the employee's supervisor; and to the Ethics Board; " ' - ; ', 

"(3) During a proceeding ,"in ^vhicn an elected official would be required to take action in 
anjr matterthat is; prohibited uri^er,subs]e<^Qn (a) of this section,, the\ Qhairman shall: 

"(A) Read the statement^rovidedin subsection (c)(1) of this se.ctipn into the (record pf 
proceedings; and ,. > t , : > ^- ^ - 

Vi , "(B) Excuse the elected official from votes, deliberations, and other actions on the 
^matter.. ' ..' „ //: ,,,/'■" , - ..,,* ,V r - r , ,'■ ■ > T .V *' ■■: 

K ... "(C) 'No Councilmember r.excuse<d from votes, deliberations* or < other actions on a 
matter.' shall ■in" -any^way participate in or attempt to influence . the outcome of the 
particular matter, in a manner that is likely to have a direct and predictable effect on the 
,: employee's financial interests or the financial: interests of a person closely affiliated with 
V Jhe empoyee,,^ ,', , i , j ; ^ * 

: "(4) Upon .receipt of the statement provided in subsection (e)(2) of this section, the 
employee's supervisor shall assign the matter to another employee who does not have a 
potential conflict of interest. : | ■.'......,<. ;■ » ,. 

"(d)(1); An employee shall not receive 'any compensation, salary, or contribution to salary, 
gratuity, or any other thing of valuefrom any source other than; the District: government for 
the employee's performance of official duties,'" „,<t.;M •■■ ? v / ,y- r< ■■":, . r ^- 

- "(2) No employee or member of ^te iV 

"(A) Stocks, bonds;,. commodit|e|y r real 
ally or jointly, the acquisition' of which cpuld uncluly influence br r give the appearance of 
unduly influencing the" emplpyee in the conduct of is , of ;hier official duties and 
responsibilities; and : ' ^^-' J ' ' ^ i i ^ 

"(B) An interest in a business or commercial enterprise that is related directly to the 
. ^employee's official duties^ or -which niighti otherwise be involved in an official action taken 
■ior recommended by the employee, or which is in any way related to matters over which 
'■; the employee could wield any influence, official or otherwise.!', i : 

(2) Subsection (e)(5) is amended to read as follows: iV ' ; lf ' '' ]h 

"(e)(5) "Person. dpsely affiliated with the employee" means a spouse, dependent child, 
general.. partner, aVmember of the employee's household, or an affiliated' organization.". 

r TITLE V; TRANSITION PROVISIONS; APPLICABILITY. 

Sec. 501. Applicability. ',..*. 

(a) Title I, Subtitle A and B shall apply as of the. effective of this act except that neither the 
Board of Ethics or the Director of the Board of Ethics, shall receive, investigate, or adjudicate 
violations of the Code of Conduct, or issue advisory opinions, conduct eitiics training, or issue 
ethics -manuals until October '1,2012: j ' ^> - "'.'>< ( ♦' > ' '- 

(b) Title I, Subtitle C shall apply as of the effective of this act except that the delivery of 
statements required by section li8(c)&j(B) stiairbe delivered to the Board of Elections until 
October 1, 2012. -,- . --^ ^-|. > .. ,w •: , ■■[•; 

(c) Title I, Subtitle D shall apply as 6fOctol%r i) 2012f ^ ; " " * *■"'■' - ' 

; ; (d) Title : % : "Subtil date^bf this'acE -except thaE'the 

enforcement of the provisions' of SubMe' ^^^a^-'b^'iB'ififbrdey By the Office of Campaign' 
¥^me^iMipp)^%Sfit^* ""' '< J f ; -'■ r ! r ' ? .; :. to -/" f * - ^ 

te);Tjtie II, [Subtitle A^ ', '\ 

(f) Title II, Subtitle C shall apply as of October 1, 2012;i . - ; ■ . i , ■■■■ > ^ -< . ,r ■ 

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(g) Title II, Subtitle D shall apply as of the effective date of this act. 

(h) Title II, Subtitle E shall apply as of the effective date of this act. 

(i) Title II, Subtitle F shall apply as of the effective date of this act. 

<j) Title IV shall apply as of the effective date of this act, except that section 401(c)(5) shall 
apply as of October 1, 2012. 

(k) This title shall apply as of the effective date of this act. ";..'. 

TITLE VI. FISCAL IMPACT AND EFFECTIVE DATE. 

Sec. 601. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report for Board of Ethics 
and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Amend- 
ment Act of 2012, passed on 2nd reading on December 20, 2011 (Enrolled version of Bill 
19-511), as the fiscal impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of 
Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code 
§ l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 602. Effective date. \. ■■ .' 

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, this act shall take effect following 
approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to 
override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer than 90 days, as provided for 
emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in section 412(a) of the District of 
Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat 788; D.C. Official Code 
§ l-204.12(a)). 

(b) Title III shall take effect as provided in section 303 of the District of Columbia Home 
Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat 784; D.C. Official Code § 1-203.03). 

APPROVED: January 29, 2012. 



MEDICAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION CENTER AND DISPENSARY 
LOCATIONS EMERGENCY AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Act 19-299 

AN ACT to establish, on an emergency basis, a limit on the number of medical marijuana 
cultivation centers and medical marijuana dispensaries that can be registered to operate in a 
ward in the District. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center and Dispensary Locations 
Emergency Amendment Act of 2012". 

, Sec. 2. Section 7(d) of the Legalization of ■ Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative of 

1999, effective July 27, 2010 (D.C. Law 18-210; D,C. Official Code § 7-1671.06), is amended 

asfollows: ... ;. . - 

(a) Paragraph (2) is amended to read as follows: ■ ' : ' : 

"(2)(A) No more' than 5 dispensaries shallbe registered to operate in the District; 

provided, that the Mayor may increase the number to as many as 8 by rulemaking to 

ensure 'that qualifying patients have adequate access to medical marijuana; provided 

further, that no more than 2 dispensaries shall be registered to operate within an election 

ward established by the Council in section 4 of the Redisricting Procedure Act of 1981, 

effective March 16, 1982 (D.C. Law 4-87; D.C. Official Code § 1-1041.03). ; 

"(B) The prohibition of no more than 2 dispensaries being registered to operate within 

.. a ward set forth in subparagraph : (A) of this /paragraph shall apply to applications 

pending as of the effective date of the Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center and 

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Dispensary Locations. Emergency Amendment Act of 2012, passed on emergency ba'sis 
on January 17, 2012 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-652) ("Emergency Act")-", ? ■ , 

(b) Paragraph (3) is amended tp read as follows: - M vJ ■ ' > - 

- , : ^"(3)(A) The;number:;of rcuftivatioii centers; that.may, be i ;registered to. , operate in-'the 

District shall be determined by rulemaking; provided, that no mor,e than ; 6 cdtivafepn 
centers shall be registered to operate within an election ward established by the Council in 
section 4 of the Redistricting Procedure Act of '1981, effective 1 Marcn i6, 1982 (D.C. Law 
4-87; D.C. Official Code § 1-1041.03). 

"(B) The prohibition of no'niorethan 6 cultivation centers being registered to operate 
within a ward set forth in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph shall apply to applications 
pending as of the effective date of the Emergency Act". ' ' 

( |(cTaWw paragraph "\.,- ^ . i( , , 

- ,; " "(4)^.No mor ( e than one dispensary' may be registered to operate in any Avard-m which 5 
, t cultivation centers have been^ registered \ to operate/'. ■, ^ • s: r , ■ ; 

Sec. '&"■'- Fiscal impact statement ■' ■■'.■**< *-." h- ; - ... ,;i !' J 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director as the fiscal impjact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24^1973 (87 Stat 813;, D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)); * ./., 

< gee. -4. Effective datev \ < 

, This act shall take i effect .following . approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor,, actipn by the^feouncil to override the y^to), and shall remain in effect for no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat 788; ! 'I>.C. Official bode § l-204.12(a)). : / "' ■;; , 

APPROVED: January 31, 2012. 



WORKFORCE JOB DEVELOPMENT GRANT-MAKING 

; A]QTHqiirrY pmergency act t>F 2012 

Act 19-300 

AN ACT to authorize, on an emergency basis, the Director of the Department of Employment 
Services to issue grants from funds appropriated t to or received by tne J Department of 
Employment Services for workforce job development purposes. ■' i; ; V r 

BE IT ENAGTED^BY THE COUNCIL; OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Workforce Job Development Grant-Making Authority Emergency 
Act of 2012". 

f'Secv'2.i,(a).iThe 'Director of the Department 6f Employment Services ("DOES") may issues 
grants to individual^ and organisations from the 'fundsttnade' available to' the DOES pursuant 
to local appropriations or the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998, approved August 7, 
1998 (112, Stat. 936; 29 U.S.C § 2822), for v workforce .development purposes, including 
increasing occupational skillsy. job retention,* employment opportunities, and earnings of the 
iiistrict's workfer^e: pursuant to: > /.„*, '■' '-'.'l . '".'," '....'...', "V- , 

■* - (1) Sefetion2 of the Youth Employment' Act of 1979^effective f January 5,-. 1980 ''(D.C. Law 
^3^46; D.C^Official^ode § 32-241); ^h, - i> ,. 

(2) Section 2a of. the Youth. Employtnent Act 6fl9'79, effective January 5,4980 (D.C. Law 
,3-46; D.C.Officiai Code § 32-242);.; ^ ; r . „ ^ . , - 

.. ■' (3) Section 203 of the Way to Work Amendment Act of 2006, effective June 8/2006 (D.C. 

r Law 16-118; .DM. Official Code §i 32-752)! w V -, r , : , s ; q 

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(4) Sections 2102 and 2103 of the Transitional Employment Program and Apprenticeship 
Initiative Establishment Act of 2005, effective October 20, 2005 (D.C. Law 16-33; D.C. 
Official Code §§ 32-1331 and 32-1332); and 

(5) Section 11 of the Workforce Investment Implementation Act of 2000, effective July 
18, 2000 (D.C. Law 13-150; D.C. Official Code § 32-1610). 

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of D.C. Official Code § 47-368.06, grants that may be 
issued pursuant to this section include grants that the Mayor, Director of the DOES, or an 
agency receives through an intra-District transfer, a memorandum of understanding, or a 
reprogramming from an agency lacking grant-making authority. 

(c) The Director of the DOES may issue rules to implement the provisions of this act 

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal 
impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 4. Effective date. 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in for effect no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-204.12(a)). \ ^ 

APPROVED: February 21, 2012. 



CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 TO CONTRACT NO. DCFA-2010-C-0174 
APPROVAL AND PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION 

EMERGENCY ACT OF 2012 :, 

Act 19-301 

AN ACT to approve, on an emergency basis, Change Order No. 1 to Contract No. 
DCFA-2010-C-0174 with Fort Myer Construction Corp., for the renovation of the Metropolitan 
Police Department Third District parking garage, and to authorize payment for the services 
received under the contract. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Change Order No. 1 to Contract No. DCFA-2010-C-0174 Approval 
and Payment Authorization Emergency Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. Pursuant to section 451 of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 803; D.C. Official Code § .1-20451), and notwithstanding the 
requirements of section 202 of the Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010, effective April 
8, 2011 (D.C. Law 18-371; D.C. Official Code § 2-352.02), the Council approves Change 
Order No. 1 to Contract No. DCFA-2010-C-0174 with Fort Myer Construction Corp., for the 
renovation of the Metropolitan Police Department Third District parking garage and author- 
izes the payment in the amount of $453,235.50 for services received and to be received under 
the contract. 
; Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement. ;'■'•■' 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal 
impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec, 4. Effective date. 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event, of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the: Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in 

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sectiori 412(a)" of the District of Columbia HomeVRule Act, approved- December 24^ 1973 (87 
Stat. 788;- D.C. Official? CoM§ t 1^20412 (a)). ,) ■:.;:■■ -;i r, (i . 

APPROVED: February 21, 2012. '■■.'.'■■.< , i 



MORATORIUM ON ESTABLISHMENTSfWHIGH PERMIT 
NUDE DANCING EMERGENCY ACT OP 2012 

' > '?' ■?> - Act 19-302 ■-'• - n '* : * 

AN ACT to amend, on an emergency basis, section 25-374 of the District of Columbia Official Code 
to place a moratorium on establishments that ptermit nudes dancing in Ward 5. 

BE IT ENACTED BY -THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF CMMBlA, Thafrthis 
act may be cited as the "Moratorium on Establishments Which- Permit Nude Dancing 
Emergency Act p£ 2012", .. _ ,, .., rt J7 , 

Seel 2;; 'Section' 25^-374 <oip the 1 district of Columbia Official Code is. amended by adding a 
riewS&ctito^ :; " y " 

"(a-1) Notwithstanding subsection* (a) of this sectio.ri, no .class CN license with hucje 
dancing shall be issued in or transferred into WarS 5, as defined by section 4 of J the 
Redistricting Procedure Act of 1981, effective March 16, 1982 (D.C. Law 4^87; 'D.C. Official 
Code § 1-1041.03); provided, that this section shall not prohibit the transfer of an existing 
CN license with nude dancing within Ward 5 .". 

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement 

The CouricO adopts the fiscal im^ the fiscal impact 

statement requiredby Section 602(ic)(3^ of the 1 District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat 813;- D.a Official Code § &W6ffl(c)(Z)). 

Sec. 4. Effective date. 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), p and sliall remain in^ effect for no longer 
&an,9ft days, a^provided fOT^emergency^acts pf\the, Council of^the D|strict'of .Columbia' in 
sectiori l '41^(a) of. the district of. 'Columbia -Home Rule Act,: approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat 788; D.C. Official Code § i-20412(^''' , ' ^ li iit . * 

APPROVED: February 21, 2012.. ... , ., , .,,,... 



CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK LOAN FORGIVENESS 






..,■;;;;* ;\, , - ' , t ; J/l ,, _; : Act.i9-3ps : , ; ,^ : : , ihl , y , ........ .. , 

A5n ACT to'approve, on, an emergency basis, a modification fc^ Columbia 

f Department of Housing arid Community development to tfe Capital Area Food Bank. k ' 

.!■ v 1 '/ <v;> : J 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
actmaybecited as the j "Capital Area Food Bank Loan Forgiveness Emergency Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. Findings. ; _ )t } ■ ...-.,■_. ■, , . : ^..., > ^ -^ ■*> „.;:,,■* .-,«./, ,*>■■ :' 

The Council finds that: i, . =' 

' (1) In 2005* the District of Columbia Department of Housing. 1 and Community Develop- 
ment ("DHCD") loaned ( $2;5 million- to, the Capital Area rFood Bank ^CAFB"). This loan 
. was- secured by a mortgage on the CAFB's TaylorStreetprop.erty; .>..- -: , ' ^ v-\ 

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(2) In 2006, the DHCD entered into a subsequent agreement with the CAFB, in which 
the agency agreed to forgive the loan if the CAFB provided a certain amount of food to 
District residents. The subsequent agreement was approved by City Administrator Robert 
Bobb. The DHCD failed to submit this subsequent agreement to the Council for approval 
pursuant to section 451(b)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 774; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.5 1(b)(1)). 

(3) In July 2006, the DCHD director stated in writing that the CAFB had met its 
obligation to provide food for the community and, accordingly, that the $2.5 million loan had 
been forgiven. 

(4) Because both parties consented to and abided by the terms of the subsequent 
agreement, the DHCD requests that the Council ratify it. 

(5) The Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") has concluded that forgiving the loan has no 
fiscal impact because the loan is not listed in the District's accounts receivables. After the 
subsequent agreement was executed in 2006, the District no longer expected to be repaid; 
therefore, repayment of the loan is not included in the District's Annual Budget and 
Financial Plan. 

(6) The CFO has further opined that because the loan is in excess of $1 million, Council 
action is necessary to approve forgiveness of the loan in accordance with section 451(b)(1) of 
the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 774; D.C. 
Official Code § l-204.51(b)(D). 

Sec. 3. Ratification. 

(a) Pursuant to section 451 of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 803; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.51), and notwithstanding the 
requirements of section 202 of the Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010, effective April 
8, 2011 (D.C. Law 18-391; D.C. Official Code§ 2-352.02), the Council approves the subse- 
quent agreement between the DHCD and the CAFB. 

(b) The Council authorizes the Recorder of Deeds, to cancel recordation of the Deed of 
Trust on Lot 0813, Square 3788, in the land records of the District of Columbia as Instrument 
No. 2005099638 on July 19, 2005, and accept and record all documents necessary to effectuate 
the release and cancellation of the lien. 

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal 
impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). , 

Sec, 5. Effective date. 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto); and shall remain in effect for no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.12 (a)). 

APPROVED: February 21, 2012. ' ; 



LOCAL RENT SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM CONTRACT NO. 0104-2008-0015A 
APPROVAL AND AUTHORIZATION EMERGENCY ACT OF 2012 

Act 19-304 

AN ACT to approve, on an emergency basis, the award of an Agreement to Enter into a Long Term 
Subsidy Contract ("ALTSC") for a multiyear Term of 15 years in support of the District's 
Local Rent Supplement Program ("LRSP") to fund housing costs associated with affordable 
housing units for Contract No. 0104-2008-00 15A with Building 25 Unity Cooperative Associa- 
tion, Inc., for LRSP units located at 21 Kennedy Street, N.W., and 25 Kennedy Street, N.W., in 
Washington, D.C, and to authorize payment for housing services to be received under the 
contract. 

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BE IT ENACTED BY THE; COUNCIL; <0JSV THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be* cited as the "Local Rent Supplement: Program Contract No. 01G4 i 2008 i 0015A 
Approval and Authorization. Emergency Act of;2012". ^ ■ :_•.-■ 

.' t 'SecI' 2, Pursuant to section 451, of the 'District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 803; ' B^pi^mk Code § 1-204.51), and section 202 of ;i the 
District of Columbia Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010, effective April 8, 2011 (D.C. 
EW18T371; D.C; Official Code- § 2-352.02), the C6uricil approves the ALTSC "with /Building 
25 Unity Cooperative' Association, Inc., for kn^iriitiar annual subsidy amount of $12,25U00, v ahd 
authorizes payment for services to be received under the contract. 
Sec.3. Fiscal impact statement. " — ■ j '■'•'■' ■ ""' ■■■■; ■"> 

The Council adopts thei fiscal impact statement of th^e Chief Financial Officer as, 'the fiscal 
impact statement -required by section f 602(c) (3) 'of the District 'of Columbia Home Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973^87 Stat ;8l$; ' D:C; OHicial Code § l-206,02(c)(3)). 

$ec. 4, Effective date. ,!.>:■, 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the ,Qouncil to override the veto),, and shall remain in effect for no longer 
than 90, days, $s provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat 788; D.C. Official Code § l-204.12(a)). ... - . " ; 

APPROVED: February 21, 2012. 



ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SPECIAL 

CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW EMERGENCY 

AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

-•'■- y -.■■ * ' '*■■'■ y •' Act 19-305 ' "v\ A, ° V ' ' \. ' ' ' 

AN ACT to amend, on an emergency basis, due to Congressional review, the National Capital 
Kevitalization Corporation and Anacostia Waterfront Corporation Reorganization Act of 2Q08 
to ; revive tliie Economic Development Special Account; and to amend the Fiscal Year 2012 
Budget Support Act of 2011 to repeal a ( proyision abolishing the Economic Development Special 
Account. •*■'■■ "•**, 1J ^-'« ' ; ' ■ i rr'-'.i ,'•''' •'■ '- *.■'.'■ 'i '■■ ,; f - : .' -', ■/-.•Ik- , 

BE IT ENACTED BT THE ppUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OR COLUMBIA, That, this 
act may^%!cit^d', as tKe '"Ecqriomic ( Development Special Account Revival, Congressional 
Review Enier^^ . _ : .. \ ^' 

Sec. 2. The National- Capital Revital&ation Corporation and Anacostia Waterfront Corpo- 
ration Reorganization Act of 2008, effective March; 26; i 2008 (D:C: Law 17-138; D.C. Official 
Code § 2-1225.01 et seq.)> is amended as follows: , . ■ . , . 

(a) Section 102(g)(3) (D.C. Official Code § 2-1225.02(g)(3)) is amended by ' striking ' the 
phrase "General Fund of the District of Columbia" and inserting the phrase "Economic 
Development Special Account established by section 301" in its place. 
: Cb) Section 301^(Dif^ 'U 9 2011 and 

amended, to read asibllQw^r^^r^A^MK ^GFrL'^'tf ' " : i y r- : . .*. '■ : ' rrj \. 

"Sec. 301. Economic Development Special Account. 

"(a) There is established as a nonlapsinjg' account within the General Fund of the District of 
Columbia the E^cpnomic Deyelopnaent Speqial Account ("Account"), which shall be used solely 
fbrthS'pu^ 

"(bXl)^ ; Dep"ositsinto the Account shall includel: ! •' '-'^' '■ ^ ^ ■■■ 

[/ '}}' i'CAy^All operating funds^ trans^rred 'from the 'Anacostia :V Waterfront Corporation 

'\ >' Enterprise Fund, established by sectionUi4 of -the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation Act 

of 2004, effective December 7, 2004 (D.C. Law 15-219; D.C. Official Code § 12-1223.14); 

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"(B) All operating funds transferred from the National Capital Revitalization Corpora- 
tion Enterprise Fund, established by section 9 of the National Capital Revitalization 
Corporation Act of 1998, effective September 11, 1998 (D.C. Law 12-144; D.C. Official 
Code § 2-1219.08); 

"(C) All fees, revenues, and other income from real property or other assets formerly 
under the authority of the NCRC or the AWC, or any of their subsidiaries, which include 
RLARC, SWDC, SWHC, and EDFC; 

"(D) Funds authorized by an act of Congress, reprogramming, or intra-District 
transfer to be deposited into the Account; 

"(E) Any other monies designated by law or regulation to be deposited into the 
Account; and 

"(F) Interest on money deposited in the Account. 

"(2) Funds deposited into the Account pursuant to this subsection shall be maintained in 
segregated sub-accounts associated with each revenue source as the Chief Financial Officer 
determines to be necessary. 

"(3) The funds deposited into the Account shall not revert to the unrestricted fund 
balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at 
any other time, but shall be continually available for the uses and purposes set forth in 
subsections (c) and (d) of this section, subject to authorization by Congress. 

"(c) Monies credited to the Account shall be allocated annually to the Office of the Deputy 
Mayor for Planning and Economic Development in an aggregate amount that is equal to the 
total deposits and earnings that are estimated to remain unspent in the Account at the. end of 
the preceding fiscal year plus all deposits and earnings that are estimated to be received 
during the fiscal year for which the allocation is made. 

"(d) Monies may be used to pay the costs of operating and administering properties and 
programs under the authority of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, 
including properties and programs formerly operated and administered by the NCRC and the 
AWC, to provide economic development assistance, including the provision of grants, loans, 
and credit support or enhancement, and to implement other programs, projects, and 
initiatives that: 

"(1) Are consistent with and in furtherance of the economic development goals or 
activities of the District; 

"(2) Further meeting the requirements of providing jobs for Distinct residents creating 
affordable housing, and restoring the District's waterways pursuant to Title IV; 

"(3) Support the development of a workforce intermediary pursuant to section 403; or 

"(4) Facilitate the implementation of the environmental standards pursuant to subtitle B 
of Title IV. 

"(e)(1) Fees, revenue, and other income that otherwise would be deposited into the Account 
under this section, but that are subject to Community Development Block Grant regulations 
shall be deposited into a segregated sub-account designated for Community Development 
Block Grant funds and shall be subject to applicable reporting to the United States 
Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

"(2) The funds in the segregated sub-account shall be included as a segregated line item 
in the budget of the Department of Housing and Community Development that the Mayor 
is required to submit to the Council pursuant to section 442 of the District' of Columbia 
Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 798; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.42), 
and shall be designated for the use of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic 
Development consistent with the requirements of the Community Development Block 
Grant Program.".. 

Sec. 3. Section 9027(b) of the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Support Act of 2011, effective 
September 14, 2011 (D.C, Law 19-21; 58 DCR 6225), is repealed as of September 14, 2011. 

: Sec. 4. Applicability. ■ 

This act shall apply as of February 17, 2012. 

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;Sec.5. Fiscal impact statement. ,,-■ ; ; . ,/ ',, r / 

The Couhcil adopts the' fiscal impact statement of tHfe : Budget Director as the fiscal impact 
statement required-by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). iV * - 

/Sec. 6.. Effective'date. : ■-' ■■;"' ' l ., l '; \ 

'This act shall talce effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect' for no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District "of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home'Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat. 788; DXL Official Code §-1^204.12(a)). 

APPROVED: February 21, 2012. ; 



OAK HILL CONSERVATION EASEMENT CONGRESSIONAL 
REVIEW EMERGENCY ACT OF 2012 

' ; ' v - " ' ' Act 19-306 

.-. vr ■■■. ■ ■ ■ • .. 3 - ., i /1, '■ 1 ■■ ■ • 

AN ACT to authorize, on an emergency basis, due to Congressional review, the Mayor to convey an 
easement to a nonprofit conservation group pursuant to the terms of a settlement conditions 
document between the government of the District of Columbia and the United States Environ- 
mental iProfcc&h Agency. ''.[ > L 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THK EtfSf ftlCT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act "iii'ay ^be-cited as the "Oak Hill Conservation Easement Congressional Review Emergency 
Ac'ttif 2012". ; -^ ' < - -- " < -kvj<! ■ iv.'u- \u,^^. ■ ■■' -.nvji .z r>%.-r . 

Sec. 2.;. Notwithstanding any^ conditions to the contrary or any ^rpcedure3,v^qufeements, 
or .restrictions set forth in the. Department of, General Services ^ JEstablishment Act of 2011, 
effective September 14, 2011 (D.C. Law 19-21; 58 DCR 6226X An Act Authorizing ( the sale ; of 
certain real estate in the District of Columbia no longer required for public purposes, 
ajpproved August 5, 1939 (53 fetat. 1211; D.C. Official bode § 10-801 e£ J$e$),'6r any other law, 
the Council approves the disposition by the Mayor of a portion of the approximately 827 acres 
of r^aKprdperty designated as Tax Map 20, Grid 15, Parcel 96 in the MarylaMlatfd' records 
and known by the' address 8400 River Road, Laurel, Maryland, which was acquired by 'the 
United; States i^.l923'ifQr the exclusive use of the; District pursuant Jo the jproyisions of An 
Act ; Making appropriations for the government of the pistrict r of Columbia an^, other activities 
chargeble in whole or in part against the revenues of such District for the fiscal year ending 
June 30, 1924, and for other purposes, approved February 28, 1923 (42 Stat i360; D.C. 
Official Code § 44^1401), and -as 'the Easement Area pursuant to a quit claim deed of 
conservation* easement for a period of greater than { 20 years, iriclusive of extension options, to 
a nonprofit conservation group and'bthei'wise 1 ifraccorda settlement conditions 

document entered into between the government of the District' bf Columbia^ and the United 
States Environmental Protection Agency, in- USA ■* EPA Docket No. RORA-3-2010-007I. 

; Sec^3. : Applicability. " ; M " " "V. r '. tf ' !V ''"' ' ' > ! ' 

^TJiisa^ '/>^ : ,-- ', ; -■■ /j 

., :J3e;c; 4. ; Fisfcaltopact statement; ; , ; ; , -.-.• ,* / '; /•■ ,' ^ ^ ' ■' 

! ''The r 06uncil ; adopts the fiscal impact statement bf the Chief Financial' Officer as the fiscal 
impact sMemeiit required 'by section 602(c)(3) r ^f : ffie f Dis1^ct of Columbia Home Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(8)). r 

■ Secf/5; Effective date. : ' V ;°'\7 ;",;■/, : t U ■' , : u '-; :: \ \ 

Tiiis act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the'event of veto fey the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain 7 ih effect for no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts Mithe Council of; the ^District of Columbia in 

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section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § l-204.12(a)). 

APPROVED: February 21, 2012. 



CLARIFICATION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX 

REVENUE REPORTING CONGRESSIONAL 

REVIEW EMERGENCY ACT OF 2012 

Act 19-307 

AN ACT to amend, on an emergency basis, due to Congressional review, section 47-501 of the 
District of Columbia Official Code to clarify that personal property tax is to be reported in the 
fiscal year in which it is collected. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Clarification of Personal Property Tax Revenue Reporting Congres- 
sional Review Emergency Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. Section 47-501 of the District of Columbia Official Code is amended by adding the 
following sentence at the end: 

"Beginning September 30, 2011, personal property tax shall be reported in the fiscal year in 
which it is collected.". 

Sec. 3. Applicability. 

This act shall apply as of February 19, 2012. \", 

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement* of the Chief Financial Officer for the 
Clarification of Personal Property Tax Revenue Reporting Temporary Act of 2011, signed by 
the Mayor on December 21, 2011 (D.C. Act 19-251; 58 DCR 11209), as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 5. Effective date. 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § l-204.12(a)). 

APPROVED: February 21, 2012. 



INCOME TAX WITHHOLDING STATEMENTS ELECTRONIC 

SUBMISSION CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW 

EMERGENCY ACT OF 2012 

; Act 19-308 

AN ACT to amend, on an emergency basis, due to Congressional review, section 47-1812.08 of the 
District of Columbia Official Code to require an employer or a payor required to withhold 
income tax for an employee or person who receives a payment subject to withholding to submit 
a statement of information as required by the Chief Financial Officer pertaining to each 
employee or person by January 31 of each year, and to require that an employer or payor 
submitting 25 or more such statements submit them electronically. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as. the "Income Tax Withholding Statements Electronic Submission 
Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2012". 

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See; 2. Section 47^1812.08 of the District ^Columbia Official Code is amended as follows: 

(a) Subsection (g)(1)(B) is amended by striking the last sentence. ; 

(b) A new subsection (n) is added to read as follows: ' h ( 

"(n)(l) Beginning for statements due after December 31, 2011, each employer or payor 
required under this section to withhold income tax for an employee or a person who receives a 
payment subject to withholding ("payee") shall prepare a statement for each employee or 
payee that shows 'for the previous calendar year any 'information that the Chief Financial 
Officer requires by regulation 6v guidahcel . -' ^ '' , . : '■ ^ ^ ■ ; 

"(2)(A) An employer "or payor required to submit the statements pursuant to paragraph 
(1) of this subsection shall submit one copy of the statement for each employee or payee to 
the Chief Financial Officer by January 31 of eachyear. 

"(B) Except as provided by subparagraph (C) of this paragraph, if the number of 
V statements that an employer 'or payor is;re^ired;to subim^is 25 or dore; the 'employer 
or payor shall submit the statements in ah electtbrn^'fOTmat, ^prescribed by the Chief 
Financial Officer. 

"(C) The : Chief' Financial Officer -may waive the requirement that an employer or 
payor submit statements in electronic format if the Chief Financial Officer determines 
that the requirement will result in undue hardship to the employer or payor.": 

Sec. 3. Applicability. '*>■<■■■■ - 

. This act shall apply as of February 13, 2012. 

Sec. "4. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer ; f or ,the 
Income Tax Withholding Statements Electronic Submission Temporary Act of 2011, signed by 

the Mayor on December 21, 2011 (D.C. Act 19-250; 58 DCR* ), as the fiscal^ impact 

statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (8^Stafr'813; D'C. Official Co'tte § l-206.02(c)(3))v ■■-'■ f ^■'■■^ s ■ - 

;;SeO. Effective aaiet ; ( ..- -'!-.' \'' . . \-. \ '^ ' t V.. 

t This act shall; take, effect following approval by. the . Mayor (or. in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override -the; jvetoj; 'and .shall remain in effect for ■no- longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the ; District of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia. Home Rule AcVapproved December 24, 1973^(87 
^at78^;;DApfficialCode : § 1^04.12^).,?,,";;'' ,.>?. /,' r ; ' .■ - l "\ - %■. 

^APPRO¥EDrFeMary2Iy2(il2. ^ < •'"■'■■■■■;■/,' ■ : ■ ' ' ■'■■' < 



UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FEDERALLY FUNDED EXTENDED 

BENEFITS MAXIMIZATION CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW 

EMERGENCY AMEND^EN^ ACTOF 2012 

AN ACT to amend, on an emergency basis, due to Congressional review, the District of Columbia 
Unemployment Compensation Act to maximize the amount of fully federally funded extended 
benefits available to unemployed District workforce members. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE this 

act may be;died as the "Uhem^ Federally Funded Extended Benefits 

Maximization Congressional; Review' Emergency Amendment Act of 2012". . 

Sec, 2. Section 7(g)(l)(K)of the .District "of Columbia; Unemployment Compensation Act, 
approved August 28 v . 1935 (49 Stat. 949; P,C. Official-Code § 51-107(g)(l)(K)); is amended .by 
adding a new sub-subparagraph (iii) to read as follows: . * r ., ■ v-w- s ^ ,i- t 

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"(iii) The state indicators established by this subparagraph shall remain in effect 
until the week ending 4 weeks prior to the last week of unemployment for which 100% 
federal sharing is available under section 2005(a) of the Assistance for Unemployed 
Workers and Struggling Families Act, approved February 17, 2009 (123 Stat. 444; 26 
U.S.C. § 3304, note)("Act"), without regard to the extension of federal sharing' of 
certain claims as provided under section 2005(c) of the Act.". 

Sec. 3. Applicability. 

This act shall apply as of March 3, 2012. 

Sec. 4, Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal 
impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C, Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 5. Effective date. 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat 788;. D.C. Official Code § l-204.12(a)). 

APPROVED: February 21, 2012. 



COMPREHENSIVE MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS 

ACCOMMODATION CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW 

EMERGENCY AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Act 19-310 

AN ACT to enact, on an emergency basis, due to Congressional review, the Uniform Military and 
Overseas Voters Act; to expand the class of covered military and overseas voters; to extend to 
District elections the assistance and protections for military and overseas voters currently 
found in federal law; to require that absentee ballots for all elections be sent at least 45 days 
before an election; to require the electronic transmission of voting materials, including blank 
absentee ballots for all elections, upon request; to extend the acceptance of the Federal Write- 
in Absentee Ballot as a back-up measure for all elections; to amend the District of Columbia 
Election Code of 1955 to accommodate the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment 
Act's requirement that the District of Columbia Board transmit validly requested absentee 
ballots no later than 45 days before a federal election to those absent uniformed services and 
overseas voters who timely requested such ballots, and to allow more time for the Board to 
resolve challenges to nominating and ballot measure petitions; to amend the District of 
Columbia Theft and White Collar Crimes Act of 1982 to provide that a person signing a 
declaration required under the Uniform Military Overseas Voters Act knowing that the facts 
stated in the filing are not true may be prosecuted for the offense of making a false statement; 
and to amend the District of Columbia Election Code of 1955 and the Advisory Neighborhood 
Councils Act of 1976 to make conforming adjustments to time frames applicable to elections 
necessary to implement the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act. 

■■ BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Comprehensive Military and Overseas Voters Accommodation 
Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2012". 

TITLE I. UNIFORM MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS ACT 

Sec. 101. Short title. ... - 

This title may be cited as the "Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Congressional 
Review Emergency Act of 2012"; 

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LSec. 102.f\ Definitions: ; r s?r ■ -ii-- - V ' ., 7 ' 

; ;(ll "Board" r meahs the Board of Elections and Bthicsl established by section 3 of the 
; Qi$trict of Columbia Election Code of 13S5, approved August 12, 1955,(69 Stat. 699; D.C. 
Official Code § i-100i. 03); ^ lfi > ,,.',', ',.".,; '. h ;! : /'■'"] .-/ ',,...' ■■, "X ■,,' 

(2) "Covered voter" means: 

(A) A uniformed-service voter or an overseas voter .who, is registered to vote in the 
District; 

(B) A uniformed-service voter whose voting residence is in J the District and who 

'■; otherwise satisfies the District's voter eligibility requirements; < ■"' ' v:,fy 

tC) ^11 overseas v6 4 ter who, before leaving; the/Uriitpd States, was last eligible to vote 

in the District arid, except for a District residency requirement,' otherwise satisfies the 

District's voter eligibility requirements; r '■'■■ 4 - ' ^ 

' (D) Ah overseas voter who, before leaving the United States; would have been' last 

"eligible; to'vote in the' District had the voter then been of voting" age 1 and, except for a 1 

' District Residency requirement, otherwise -satisfies the District'S'voter eligibility require- 

'" fnents; 6r v ■'* :1) . ' t-' ' r otr^H ,;;-;. ■ , 

(E) An overseas voter who was born outside the United States, is not described in 
subparagraphs (C) or (D) of this paragraph, and, except for a District residency 
requirement, otherwise satisfies the Districts voter eligibility requirements if: 

(i) Before leaving the United States, the voter's last place of residence was with a 
parent or legal guardian who resided within the District; and 
(ii) Trie > voter has nof jpreviou^lyre state: - 

(3) "Dependent"' means ;^ dependent of a : uniformed service 
voter. ''^'" v - " r ■■■■■■ '' : '' ,,! - ; ' '"'■'' ■ ' * ■ 

(4) "District" means the District of Columbia. 

(5) "Federal postcard application" means the application prescribed under section 
101.(b)(2^of s the..IJniformed„and..Oyerseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, approved August 

*. *-ti ? <6) 'Tederal- write-in^ absentee ballot" means the ballot described in sectibn 103 of the 
Uriiforriied' and 1 Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting A.fct, approved 1 August 28, ; i986 : (100 

ww (A) ; AfedeMwrite-iii absentee ballot; to ' ; . ■ ■" ■■ _ ^- ' *■■■'< 

^.. ; , (B)tjt Ballot/ spedfically prepared or distributed^fpr use By ^.covered voter in 
'. J K aceordance with l this apt; or v -,., < ■ -/- . 

' lt - ((^ A ballot castby a covered'voter in accordance with this act. 

t (8) "Overseas voter" means ; a|Inited States- citizen who is outside ^he .United States. 

■■■-w- (9) "State" means a state of -the United States,; the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the 
United. States Virgin^ Islands; or any /territory or 'insulai v ^6ssessidn subject to the 
jurisdiction of the United'States;' - : " " L ' sn . "■" . - 

(10) "Uniformed service" means: 

..,> ; j/^A). Active and reserve components Of the Army,' ;Navy# Air Force, Marine Corps, or 
^H; Coast Guard x>£ the United States; - ilif >> ;f qrv, ) 

(B) The Merchant Marine, the commissiorie'd corps of the Public Health Service; or the 
commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the 
United States;^ or- , 7 ,■/.— ■ . < ■" >\<- r ■;> ^ i:-« : *>" \ a.- ■ * 

(C) The National Guard and state militia. 

(11) "Uniformed-service voter" means an individual who is qualified* to vote and is: 

(A) A member of to. active or, reserve fcomponents^of /the /Army, Navy, Air Force, 
Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States who is on active duty; ■■■■:.; 

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■(B) A member of the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health 
Service, or the commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra- 
tion of the United States; 

(C) A member on activated status of the National Guard or state militia; or 

(D) A spouse or dependent of a member referred to in this paragraph. 

(12) "United States/' used in the territorial sense, means the several states, the District 
of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and any territory or insular 
possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. 

Sec. 103. Elections covered. 

The voting procedures in this act apply to: 

(1) A general, special, or primary election for President, Vice President, or District of 
Columbia Delegate to the United States House of Representatives; 

(2) A general, special, or primary election for. Mayor, Chairman of the Council, member 
of the Council, member of the Board of Education, pr. Attorney General for the District of 
Columbia; ,, : .- ! ;.- 

(3) An initiative, referendum, or recall measure; and -■" 

(4) A proposed Charter amendment. 
Sec. 104. Role of Board. 

(a) The Board is responsible for implementing this act and the District's responsibilities 
under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, approved August 28, 1986 
(100 Stat. 924; 42 U.S.C. 1973ff et seq.). 

(b) The Board shall make available to covered voters information regarding voter registra- 
tion procedures for covered voters and procedures for casting military-overseas ballots. 

(c) The Board shall establish an electronic transmission system through which a covered 
voter may apply for and receive voter registration materials, 'military-overseas ballots, and 
other information under this act 

(d) The Board shall: . ... 

(1) Develop standardized absentee-voting materials, including privacy and transmission 
envelopes, authentication materials, and voting instructions to be used with the military- 
overseas ballot of a voter authorized to vote in any jurisdiction in .the District; >■. and 

(2) To the extent reasonably possible, coordinate, with other states to carry out this 
subsection. ^' 

(e) The Board shall prescribe the form and content of a declaration for use by a covered 
voter to swear or affirm specific representations pertaining to the voter's identity, eligibility 
to vote, status as a covered voter, and timely and proper completion of an overseas-military 
ballot. The declaration must be based on the declaration prescribed to accompany a federal 
write-in absentee ballot, as modified to be consistent with this act. The Board shall ensure 
that a form for the execution of the declaration, including, van indication of the date of 
execution of the declaration, is a prominent part of all balloting materials for which the 
declaration is required. 

Sec. 105. Overseas voter's registration address. 

In registering to vote, aii overseas voter who is eligible to vote in the District must be 
assigned to the voting precinct of the address of the last place of residence of the voter in the 
District, or, in the case of a voter described by section 102(2)(E), the address of the last place 
of residence in the District of the parent or legal guardian of the voter. If that address is no 
longer a recognized residential address, the voter must be assigned an address for voting 
purposes. , ■ . :■- 

Sec. 106. Methods of registering to vote. 

(a) To apply to register to vote, a covered voter may use a federal postcard application or 
the application's electronic equivalent, or any other method approved under federal, law. 

(b) A covered voter may use the declaration accompanying a federal write-in absentee 
ballot to apply to register to vote if the declaration is received by 30 days before the election. 

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i (c) The • Board shall ensure that'ttie electronic transmission' system described iru section 
104(c): is' capable ofvaccepting':both a federal postcai*d application and 'any other approved 
electronic registration application sent to the Board. The voter may use the electronic 
transmission, system or any.other method, approved under .federal law; to. register -to vote. 

Sec. 107. Methods of applying fp^r military-overseas ballo^ .. 7> ,. ,,■■■ jf , ;j 

;-.. ; (^).A.Gpyered^yot^;W^Q. ; j[& registered to vote in the District, ; may ;^pply for a military- 
overseas ballot using |:eithe.r,^ne^regular i .absentee ballot application on the form prescribed, by 
the Board or the federal postcard, application or the application's, electronic,, equivalent. 

(b) A covered voter who is not registered to vote in the District may use a federalpostqard 
application or the application's electronic equivalent to arjply to register to vote under section 
106 and for a military-overseas ballot. **■■>■■■- ■ ■* ?.-:..-, \ 

(c) The Board shall' ensure that the .electronic transmission svsteni'describedin section 
104(c) is capable of accepting the submission of both a federal postcard application and any 
other' approved electronic M'itafy-.6verseas r ball6t application sent 'to 1 the Board. The voter 
may use* the electronic transmission system" • or airy other^method approved under federal law 
to apply for a military-overseas ballot. 

(d) A covered voter may use the^'declaration accompanying a^federal write-in absentee 
ballot as an application for a military-overseas ballot simultaneously: with .the submission of 
the federal write-in absentee ballot, if the declaration is received by the Board by the 7th day 
before the election. 

, (e) To receive the benefits of this act, J a;'covered voter must info^'the^ Board that the vpter 
is a covered voter; Methods of informing'the Bo : ard : that a vofeV'is acovered voter include: 

(1) The use of a federal postcard application or federal write-in. absentee ballot; 

(2) The use of angverseas address on an approved voter registration appfoation or, ballot 
application; and '",. „ - . " , 

: . (3) (; The inclusion on van approved voter registration, application.: or ballot application of 
other information sufficient to identify the voter as a covered : voter. ■ . ■ i ,, 

(f) This act does not preclude a covered voter from voting with a regular absentee ballot as 
aut^pTized h by : the Boar ; d. ... i ;.^ v r t>£ . ( - . . .. ^, v , , ....... 

.YSec^;,i08..^^melines9 and, scope, of application foivnulitai' , y-oyerseas ballot ■-. ;1 ? 

s i'An application 'fori& nim^ary-overseas ballot is^timely if received by ■the 7th day before' the 
.election, v An application: for a niilitary-pyerse.as ballot, for a primary election, whether, or not 
timely, is effective as an application for a military-overseas ballot for the general election. 

,,Sec.l09. v Transmission of unvoted ballots, t . ^ -• v - i ^ 

r '(a) For, an election described in section 103 for which the District has not received a waiver 
pursuant .to section 102(g)(2) :of the- Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting- Act, 
approved August- 28', 1986 (lOO'Stat. 925;' 42 U.S. C. §■" 1973ff-l (g)(2)), no later thaif 45 days 
before the election or, if the 45th day before the election is' a weekend or holiday, no later 
than, the business day preceding the^Sth.day^ the Board shall transmit a ballot and balloting 
materials to all covered voters who by that date 1 submit a' valid, military-overseas ballot 
application. \ > 

(b) A covered voter who requests that a ballPtf and .balloting materials: be sent to the'vdter 
by electronic transinission may choose fac3Jm% teansmissipn or electronic ,mail delivery, or, if 
offered jay the pistrict v Internet delivery. ^The ■?o,ar4. i _sfiali l i1bra^^t;the Fallot and balloting 
materials' to the, vp^ ■ ., . 

^ .(c) If.a, K KaJl6fcapplicati6nii'om.a coveredvoter arrives^after the: Distinct begins transmitting 
^allots arid .balldtingjmaterials; to voters, the Board shall transmit '-the ballot sand balloting 
materials to the voter no later than 2 business days after the application arrives. 

Sec. 110. Timely casting of ballot. - ■) - ■■ .- :■ .7 <- ; 

- To,!be-vand,:a;i^ be submitted by the voter on \ the date of the 

election by mailing or other authorized means of delivery no. later than 12:01 a.m. at the, place 1 
where the voter completes the, ballot, , . , : , f > - >. , r ., l; ■■ t . . ; ; . vf r r 

Sec/Ilk Federal write-in absentee ballot.'' " , ■■ °< v >; 

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A covered voter may use a federal write-in absentee ballot to vote for all offices and ballot 
measures in an election described in section 103. 

Sec. 112. Receipt of voted ballot. 

(a) A valid military-overseas ballot cast in accordance with section 110 must be counted if it 
is delivered within 10 days after the election to the address that the Board has specified. 

(b) If, at the time of completing a military-overseas ballot and balloting materials, the voter 
has declared under penalty of perjury that the ballot was timely submitted, the ballot may not 
be rejected on the basis that it has a late postmark, an unreadable postmark, or no postmark. 

Sec. 113. Declaration. 

A military-overseas ballot must include or be accompanied by a declaration signed by the 
voter that a material misstatement of fact in .completing the ballot may be grounds for a 
conviction of making a false statement under the laws of the Distinct. 

Sec. 114. Confirmation of receipt of application and voted ballot. 

The Board shall implement an electronic free-access system by which a covered voter may 
determine by telephone, electronic mail, or Internet whether: 

(1) The voter's federal postcard application or other registration or military-overseas 
ballot application has been received and accepted; and 

(2) The voter's military-overseas ballot has been received and the current status of the 
ballot. 

Sec. 115. Use of voter's electronic-mail address. 

(a) The Board shall request an electronic-mail address from each covered voter who 
registers to vote after the effective date of this act. An electronic-mail address provided by a 
covered voter, or by any other District voter, may not be made available to the public or any 
individual or organization other than an authorized agent of the Board and is exempt from 
disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act of 1976, effective March 25, 1977 (D.C, Law 
1-96;, D.C, Official Code § 2-531 et.seq.). The address may be used only for official 
communication with the voter about the. voting process, including transmitting military- 
overseas ballots and election materials if the voter has requested electronic transmission, and 
verifying the voter's mailing address and physical location. The request for an electronic- 
mail address must describe the purposes for which the electronic-mail address may be used 
and include a statement that any other use or disclosure of the electronic-mail address-is 
prohibited. .-...<:. ; ;::.;> 

(b) A covered voter who provides an electronic-mail address may request that the voter's 
application for a military-overseas ballot be considered a standing' ^request for electronic 
delivery of a ballot for all elections held through December 31 of the year of the date of the 
application or another shorter period that the voter specifies. The Board shall provide a 
military-overseas ballot to a voter who makes a standing request for each election to which 
the request is applicable. A covered voter who is entitled to receive a military-overseas ballot 
for a primary election under tjiis subsection is entitled to receive a military-overseas ballot for 
the general election. 

Sec. 116. Publication of election notice. 

(a) At least 100 days before a regularly scheduled election and as soon as practicable 
before an election not regularly scheduled, the Board shall prepare an election notice, to be 
used in conjunction with a federal write-in absentee ballot. The election notice must contain a 
list of all of the ballot measures and federal and District offices that as of that date the Board 
expects to be on the ballot on the date of the election. The notice also must contain specific 
instructions for how a. voter is to indicate on the federal write-in absentee ballot the voter's 
choice for each office to be filled and for each ballot measure to be contested. 

(b) A covered voter may request a copy of an election notice.: The Board shall send the 
election notice to the voter by facsimile, electronic mail, or regular mail, as the voter requests. 

.■(c) No later than 45 days before an election, the Board shall update the election notice 
described in subsection (a) of this section with the certified candidates for each office and 
ballot measure questions and make the updated notice publicly available. 

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: .^(d):The Board shall; make- the election notice prepared under 'subsection (a) of this section 
and updated versions of the election notice regularly available on, the Board's Internet 
website. 

.■ Sec, 117. Prohibition of ncmsubstantive,requirements.., j . ; , ■ > ; y 

:. (a) M ;a voter's, mistake or omission in the compretion of addcument under this act does not 
preyenkdetermining whether a covered voter is eligible to vote,, the mistake or omission shall 
not invalidjate the document. Failure to satisfy^ ! non§u^^ such as using 

paper or. enyelppes of a specified size or weight, ;) shall 'riot: invalidate^ document submitted} 
under this act. In a write-in ballot authorized* by this act or in a vote for a write-in candidate 
on a regular ballot, if the intention of the voter is discernable under the District's uniform 
definition of what constitutes a vote* an abbreviation, misspelling, ofidther minor ^variation in 
the form of the<name of a candidate or-aipolitiicaLpaLi'tyshall.be accepted as a valid vote. 

(b) Notarization is not required for the execution cM document under this act. Ah 
authentication, other than the ^declaration spebifieddnt section 113 » or the declaration on the 
federal pp^tcard,, application and federal .write-in. absentee ballot, ,is not required for the 
execution of a document under this act. The declaration and any information in the 
dedaration may be compared with information on file to ascertain the validity of the 
document; ' - L ■' ' -■-'-.■ 

Sec. 118. Equitable relief. , 

The Superior Court of the District of Columbia may issue an injunction or grant other 
equitable relief appropriate to ensure substantial compliance with or to enforce this act on 
application by: ' * '' iiV ' ■ L ' , 

j (1) A covered voter alleging a giievarice under this act; or 

(2) An election official in the District. ' L . .... . 

Sec. 119: Uniformity of application and construction, ,.,.v . 

In applying arid construing this uniform act, consideration must be given to the need to 
promote uniformity of the law with respect-to its subject matter aihbrig states that enact it. 

i } SecVl2Q v ^'Kela^ ,,. v \.' 

jThis-iact modifies* limits,* or supersedes the Electronic Signatures in Global arid National 
Commerce-Act* approvedJune 30^2000 (MnStata 464;- 15rU.S:C.§ TOO! vfrseq.). ("Act^but 
dbes.i;n6t modify, dimit, -for i supersede . section lOLte^of'that^Act, (15>U.SiC. § 7001(c)), .or 
authorize electronic delivery of any of the notices described in section 103(b) of that Act (15 

U.S.C, § h ^03^b)). , ,,,. , .. ... , ,., . ^, , i,,,.,. ^,,- ;, 

^iSecj^LoCdnfbrmingamendments.- - ;. -i-\-.-- ... i.r.;; ( .>.< 

9l (a) 'Sectiori 5(a) bf the' district 6f Columbia Electidri' Code of ; 1955, approved August 12, 

^ Xl)P^agraph (1^) i^amended^by^inMng/.the phrase, "and rela|ed\acts" and inserting 
/the ^r^eJ[m^V.j^q^.^M^i^ ana Overseas Ypters Concessional Review Emergency 

Act of 2512, passed' on 1 emergency basis on February' 7, 2t>12 (Enrolled version of, 'Bill 

19-680), and related acts" in its place. 

(2) Paragraph (15) is amended by; striking the wofcl iJ and" after the semicolon. 
,7''<$) Para^aph^ insertingjthe phrase "; and" in 

/ its place. ' . ' . ' ..; '/, ■■'"■ ' j ^;. 1 :"';;:; ;;;;;;* ;; ,rJ /^V;: TT ''': /\"\; u "* 



;v;Ai(4) A new paragraph (17) is addedjtq read-as. follow^: . , ,: r - \^' ^ 

p c "(17) Perfbrhi'duties imposed ''updn^it^b^ and'Overseas Voters 

Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2012; passed on emergency-basis 011 February 7, 
2012 (EnroUed Version of Bin 19-680)."; - 1 W,. - ,- ^ ■., . , _. ^ 

1 (b) Section 404(a) ofthe District of Columbia Theft and White foliar Grimes Act of 1982, 
effective December 1, 1982 (©!&: Eaw 4-46^ • D.C; Official Code f 22^2^05^)); is amended by 
striking the period -and ^inserting the [ phrase "or ] if that, person makes, an affirmation/by 
signing a declaration sunder section ^ lS^of- the ^Bniform'/MiHt^-fahd^Overseas Voteris 
Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2012, passed on emergency basis on February 7, 



2012 Legislation Act 19-310, § 201(a)(2) 

2012 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-680), knowing that the facts stated in the filing are not true 
in any material respect." in its place. 

TITLE II. MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTER ACCOMMODATIONS 

Sec. 201. Short title. 

This title may be cited as the "Board of Elections and Ethics Military and Overseas Voter 
Accommodation Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2012". 

(a) The District of Columbia Election Code of 1955, approved August 12, 1955 (69 Stat. 699; 
D.C. Official Code § 1-1001.01 et seq.\ is amended as follows; 

(1) Section 5(b) (D.C. Official Code § l-1001.05(b)) is amended as follows: 

(A) Paragraph (2) is amended by striking the phrase "60 days" and inserting the 
phrase. "90 days" in its place. 

(B) Paragraph (3)(A) is amended as follows: 

(i) Sub-subparagraph (i) is amended by striking the phrase "60 days" and inserting 
the phrase "90 days" in its place. ■ pi 

(ii) Sub-subparagraph (ii) is amended by striking the phrase "60 days" and inserting 
the phrase "90 days" in its place. 

(iii) Sub-subparagraph (iii) is amended by striking the phrase ; "60 : days" and 
inserting the phrase "90 days" in its place. 

(iv) Sub-subparagraph (iv) is amended by striking the phrase "60 days" and 
inserting the phrase "90 days" in its place. . 

;; (2) Section 8 (D.C. Official Code § 1-1001.08) is amended as follows: 

(A) Subsection (a)(1)(B) is amended by striking the phrase "69th day" and inserting 
the phrase "90th day" in its place. 

(B) Subsection (f) is amended by striking the phrase "as of July 1st of the year in 
which the election is to be held is presented to the Board on or before the third Tuesday 
in August preceding the date of the presidential election" and inserting the phrase "as 
shown by the records of the Board as of the 144th day before the date of the presidential 
election, is presented to the Board on or before the 90th day before the date of the 
presidential election" in its place. 

(C) Subsection (i) is amended as follows: 

(i) Paragraph (1) is amended as follows: . , 

(I) Subparagraph (A) is amended by striking the phrase "69 days" and inserting 
the phrase "90 days" in its place. 

(II) Subparagraph (B) is amended by striking the phrase "123rd day" and 
inserting the phrase "144th day" in its place. 

(ii) Paragraph (2) is amended by striking the phrase "69 days" and inserting the 
phrase "90 days" in its place. 

(iii) Paragraph (3) is amended by striking the phrase "123rd day" and inserting the 
" phrase "144th day" in its place. 

(iv) Paragraph (4) is amended by striking the phrase "123rd day preceding the date 
,-. ; f of such election and may not beflled with the Board before the 94th day" and inserting 
the phrase "144th day preceding the date of such election and may not be filed with the 
Board before the 115th day" in its place. 

. . . (D) Subsection (j)(l) is amended as follows: 

i : (i) Subparagraph (A) is amended by striking the phrase. "69 days" and inserting the 

phrase "90 days" in its place. 

■ (ii) Subparagraph (B) is amended by striking the phrase "123 days" wherever it 
appears and inserting the phrase "144 days" in its place. ■ r : 

(E) Subsection (n) is amended as follows: :• 

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vv >■■■:■ (i) Strike the phrase -'69th calendar day"* and insert the phrase "9.0th calendar day 
in its place. - ;*■ : \ - V\ .. * 

(ii) Strike the phrase "123rd day preceding the date of such election and may not be 
filed withthe Bpardvbefore.the ,94th day" and insert the phrase "144th day preceding 
the date of such election and may not be filed with the Board before the 115th day" in 
its place. 

'(F) Subsection (o)(2) is amended by striking) the phrase "15 "days" and inserting the 
phrase "20 days" in its 1 ' place. ^ ^;; - 

(b) Section 6(b) of The Advisory Neighborhood Councils iAfct-bf -1975, r effective October 10, 
1975 (D.C. Law 1-21; D.C. Official Code § l^-309.05(b)), is amended as follows: ' 

(1) Paragraph (1)(A) is^amended by' striking the phrase "60th calendar day" and 
inserting the phrase "90th calendar day" in its: place:. - r .., aii ; h . ■ , ; 

(2) Paragraph (2) is amended by striking the phrase "90th calendar day" and inserting 
the phrase "144th calendar day" in its place. — -v », . ' . : ■> , , '-* r 

TITLE III. APPLICABILITY; FISCAL IMPACT 

--: : > ^STATEMENT; EFFECTIVE DATE. , 

Sec. 301. , Applicability. t . 

This act shall apply as of February 14, 2012. . j ; 

. Sec. 302. Fiscal impact statement;, :; 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report for the Comprehen- 
sive Military and Overseas. > Voters, Accommodation Amendment Act of, 2Q12,.. passed. on 1st 
reading „on February^ 7,^201^ ' (Engrossed version of Bill 19-356), as, the fiscal impact 
statement v required b^ ^section i302(c!f(3> of the Distinct of Columbia H6irie r Rule' Act ?f approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(cK3))/ ' ' rr ^ J 

: Secr303:^Effectr^ , ;; ; ,V ' \ ,','■ ■ A^i^ 

./ttis^a^shatf-take. effect following approval by the Mayor (or in. the. event of veto by the 
Mayor, action, by, the Council to override the vetp), ;and shall remain in ..effect fctr^no longer 
than 90 days, ; as provided for emergency acts, of the ,Council.of ,the District qf Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved tjecembe^^, 1973 (87 
Stat 788; D.C. Official Code § l-204.12(a)). 

APPROVED: February 22, 2012. . , ; , „ . ,, . , .. ; . . 



WARD REDISTRICTING CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW 
EMERGENCY AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Act 19-311 l " ' 

AN ACT to amend, on an emergency basis, due to Congressional review, ithe Redistricting 

Procedure Act of 1981 to make technical corrections to the ward boundaries in Ward 5 and 

'Ward 8, and to- clarify that the, ward bouhd^ries/that' become effective January 1, 2012, shall 

-apply for the purpose of determinirig the ward residence of a person sighing a nominating 

; .' petition for the April 3, 2012 primary election during the period from November 14, 2011, 

through December 31, 2011. ^ t * , 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT tiF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may 'be cited as the ''•Ward* Redistrictiiig 1 Congressional Review Emergency 'Amendment 

Act of 2012". ■■'■•* : >* ■ " /■ ■$■•"'■ 

Sec: 2^ -Section 4 of the ^districting Procedure Act of 19§1, effective Mar cli 16, 1982 
(D.C. Law 4-87; D.C. Official Code § 1-1041.03), is amended as' follows: 
(a) Subsection (a) is amended as follows: :w. ; : ■■;■■■ -■ - ■. ■ ■ : .^-. ■..■■ i: 

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(1) Strike the phrase "The Council" and insert the phrase "Notwithstanding section 2(h) 
of the Boundaries Act of 1975, effective December 16, 1975 (D.C. Law 1-38; D.C. Official 
Code § 1-1011.01 (h)), and notwithstanding any other provision, the Council" in its place. 

(2) The boundaries for Ward 5 are amended by striking the phrase "to New York 
Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said New York Avenue, N.W.," and 
inserting the phrase "to N Street, N.W.; thence east along said N Street, N.W., to Kirby 
Street, N.W.; thence south along said Kirby Street, N.W., to New York Avenue, N.W.; 
thence in an easterly direction along said New York Avenue, N.W.," in its place. 

(3) The boundaries for Ward 8 are amended by striking the phrase "thence in an 
easterly direction along said Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.," and inserting the phrase "thence 
along a line connecting to the intersection of Nicholson Street, S.E., and Anacostia Drive, 
S.E.; thence south along said Nicholson Street, S.E., to Minnesota Avenue, S.E.; thence in 
a northerly direction along said Minnesota Avenue, S.E.," in its place. 

(b) A new subsection (c) is added to read as follows: 

"(c) The election ward boundaries set forth in subsection (a) of this section that become 
effective January 1, 2012, shall apply for the purpose of determining the ward residence of a 
person signing a nominating petition for the April 3, 2012 primary election during the period 
from November 14, 2011 through December 31, 2011.". 

Sec. 3. Applicability. 

This act shall apply as of February 2, 2012. 

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report for the Ward 
Redisricting Amendment Act of 2011, effective December 11, 2011 (D.C. Law 19-0038) as the 
fiscal impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule 
Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official, Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 5. Effective date. 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat. 788;- D.C. Official Code. § l-204.12(a)). 

APPROVED: February 21, 2012, ... : ; '.. ., 



LOTTERY AMENDMENT REPEAL EMERGENCY 
AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Act 19-312 ■■ : ; 

AN ACT to amend, on an emergency basis, the Law to Legalize Lotteries, Daily Numbers Games, 
and Bingo and Raffles for Charitable Purposes to repeal the i-gaming law. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OP -THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Lottery Amendment Repeal Emergency Amendment Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. Section 2-2513 of section 4 of the Law to Legalize Lotteries, Daily Numbers 
Games, and Bingo and Raffles for Charitable Purposes, effective March 10, 1981 (D.C. Law 
3-172; D.C. Official Code § 3-1313), is amended to read as follows: 

"Sec. 2-2513. Operation of lottery. 

"The Board shall operate and conduct a lottery and shall determine the number of times a 
lottery shall be held each year, the form and price of tickets, the number and value of prizes 
to winning participants, determined in a manner and on a basis designated by the Board. 
The proceeds of the sale of tickets shall be deposited in the Fund from which prizes shall be 
paid according to regulations established by the Board under section 2-2512 of this chapter. 

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The Board may provide 1 v by " regulation ^for the payment of prizes to winners directly by 
licensed agents." : ' C ' * - xs ■"■■■■■..:>.. .. ^ 

■■■ Sec.Bl' Fiscal impact statement. ' : ' v ' r: : -' ; '"■■'■>•■'-■■ ' •■ ■ u 

; The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Directorate 'the fiscal impact 
statemeht^re^uired by-'section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Ride A^ 
D#^er24vl973.(87'Slat8l3j D,C. Official Code § 1^206.02(c)(3)). J '■' ;i - u '- ? f - ■"* ■■"" 

*" v Sec. 4 ' E|fec)tjve date. t ' v , , , ■" .- ^^ . ,"^ 

( This act shall take effect following approval by tine Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Counc.il to override, r tlie yet'pj, and shkll remain in effeict for no longer 
tKan 1 90. days, as provided, for emergency, #cts of the Council , pf \ the District ,of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of thp Distiript A of 'Columbia Home Rule Act;,T approved December 24, 1973 (87 

Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code f § i-204a2(a)). f " r iV/'"/, '^^ ■ 

APPROVED: February 22, 2012. , ,, . , , -^ U: . 



TARGETED RETIREMENT DISTRIBUTION WITHHOLDING 
EMERGENCY ACT OF 2012 

Actl9-3l6 

■ ■ ' ■ . . ■►■"■; , •>;,■■ .-' '.. 

AN ACT to amend, on an, emergency basis, section 47-1812,08 of the district of Columbia Official 
Code to provide that District tax shall be withheld from a retirement distribution that is a 
lump-sum payment of a payee's entire account balance. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Targeted Retirement Distribution Withholding Emergency Act of 
2012". ; 

Sec. 2. Section 47-l8i2 t .p8(m) of the District of Columbia Official Code is amended to read 
asfbllows:, 4 ~. iif ' '*' ' 1;! ' V ! V ' J '■ ' {: '\ , . 

"(m)(l) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, if a resident payee receives 
a payment from a retirement plan or retirement account that is a lump-sum distribution, 
District income tax shall be withheld on the lump-sum distribution by the payor at the highest 
District individual income tax rate that is in effect at the time of the distribution, 

"(2) Paragraph (1) of this subsection shall not apply to: 

"(A) Any portion of a;lump-sunvpayment;tft^ subject to tax; 

"(B) An eligible rollover^ distribution thMiseffected'as a direct trustee to trustee 
transfer; or 

"(C) A rollover from an individual- retirement account to a traditional or Roth 
individual retirement account that is effected as a direct trustee to trustee transfer. 

lvi (3j' For & purposes oif t t^ - > . , ,,> " ,'.. \ --' ]; V l^;;.* ,,. 

"(A) "Lump-sum distribution" means a payment from a payor to a resident payee of 
-- " the resident payee's entire' account balance, exclusive of any other tax withholding and 
i; ^hy administrative charges* and fees. ; ' 

* ; < "(B) "Retirement account''! or "retirement'plan? means: "' 

"(ii) A qualified employee annuity plan; , 

"(iii): A defined contribution plan;: w-:j; ; .;-■■■< • , ,( -" J 

" ■ "(iv)Adefiried j benefitplah; " f M Vi ' ^"-' : - /■■■■' : '"; Ci > 

'^f[. .. "(y) Atax-shelterd annuity ptan;. ( j! s '.' '' j '../'.].*, 

"->■;':■■:'< "(vi) An individual retirement account ■■■ , y\yj ■ -.» '. 

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"(vii) Any combination of. the plans and account listed in sub-subparagraphs (i) 
through (vi) of this subparagraph; or r 

"(viii) Any similarly situated account or plan as defined by the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986. 

"(4) This subsection shall apply within 5 days of the ; , effective date of the Targeted 
Retirement Distribution Withholding Emergency Act of 2012, passed on emergency basis 
on February 21, 2012 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-698).". 

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal 
impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 4. Effective date. 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat 813; D.C. Official Code § l-204.12(a)). 

APPROVED: February 24, 2012. 



DDOT OMNIBUS CONFORMING EMERGENCY 
AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

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Act 19-317 

AN ACT to amend, on an emergency basis, the District of Columbia Motor Vehicle Parking Facility 
Act of 1942 to make its meter parking provision consistent with the like meter parking 
provision set forth in section 11 of An Act Making appropriations for the government of the 
District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of 
such District for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1939, and for other purposes; and to make a 

r conforming amendment to the District Department of Transportation Omnibus Temporary 
Amendment Act of 2012. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "DDOT Omnibus Conforming Emergency Amendment Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. Section 3 of the District of Columbia Motor Vehicle Parking Facility Act of 1942, 
approved February 16, 1942 (56 Stat. 91; D.C. Official Code § 50-2603), is amended by 
adding a new paragraph (8) to read as follows: 

"(8) As of October 1, 2011, all fees collected for the parking of vehicles where meters or 
devices are installed shall be dedicated annually to paying the District's annual operating 
subsidies to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, except for fees collected 
in performance parking pilot zones, pursuant to the Performance Parking Pilot Zone Act of 
2008, effective November 25, 2008 (D.C. Law 17-279; D.C. Official Code § 50-2531 et seq.) 
'•■ ("2008 act"), and dedicated in section 5 of the 2008 act". ' 

Sec. 3. Section 4 of the District Department of Transportation Omnibus Temporary 
Amendment Act of 2012, signed by the Mayor on January 20, 2012 (D.C. Act 19-272; 59 DCR 
419), is amended to read as follows: 

""Sec. 4. Section 3 of the District of Columbia Motor Vehicle Parking Facility Act of 1942, 
approved February 16, 1942 (56 Stat. 91; D.C, Official Code § 50-2603), is amended by 
adding a new paragraph (8) to read as follows: 

""(8) As of October 1, 2011, all fees collected for the parking of vehicles where meters or 

devices are installed shall be dedicated annually to paying the District's annual operating 
. subsidies to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, except for fees collected 

in performance parking pilot zones, pursuant to the Performance Parking Pilot Zone Act of 

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- 2008, effective Novembeiv25y;2008 (D.C. Law 17-279; D.C. Official: Gode§ 50-2531 et seq.) 
("2008 act"), and dedicated in section 5 of the 2008 act"". i- * 

Sec. 4. Mscal'impact E stateriiefit.-^ ; ^' ^ J - 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal 
impact statement required by sectibn 602(c)(3) df the District of Columbia Home^Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973 (gf'Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l^-206.02(c)(3)) i <fy 

Sec.5. Effective date. ' ■ , j ■-.-...;■, ■. > --..-.. 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor : (6r in the event 1 of veto by the 
Mayor, action by .the 1 Council to\6verride the; veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council; of' the District of Columbia, in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat 788; D.C. Official Code § l-204.12(a)). 

APPROVED: February 28, 2012. • - : v ., ->: 



FIREARMS REGISTRATION RENEWAL EMERGENCY 
AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Act 19-324 

AN ACT to amend, on an emergency basis, the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 to require 
the creation of a system for firearm registration renewal by Januaiy i, 2014; and to amend An 
Act To control the possession, sale, transfer and use of pistols and other dangerous weapons in 
the District of Columbia, to provide penalties, to prescribe rules of evidence, and for other 
purposes to update outdated language regarding concealed cany licenses and to make other 
technical clarifications and corrections. 

; 'BE ITVENACSeD BY" THEN0OUNCIL OF^HE DISTRICTS COLUMBIA^That this 
act may-be cited as the "Firearms Registration '^Renewal Emergency Amendment 'Act of 

2012'V' ■- - :, -■ ■=■ '^ --''V.-w- »*..-.■ ^ . r .'. ■ -. '- ■ ■ -<*■.■.■*? 

■>■„■.'' r? ■/■; '.■?!■ . > ■- ■<• :.-.-.; '-'u- $■■■■ ■■' : w.v- W.\:* ,t'.' ! .^..v, ,:.'■'■ ■ , -: ■.■•*:''! ■. :-\>L „'■ ■ \' ■ ■■■■■■; 

iSec^rr Section 207a of the FirearinswGontroL&egulati^ 31, 

2009 (D.C. Law 17-372; D.C. Official Code § 7-2502.07a), is amended as follows: 

(a) Subsection (g) is amended by striking .the phrase "within, 3 years of March 31, 2009." 
andiiisertj^ / 

(b) A new subsection (h) is added to read as follows: 

- ,i: ;"(h); _ Nq^^ttot^tidiijg^ sujhisqcidiitf-./CaO of this section, no registration renewal shall be 
required earlier than January 1/20&". ' ' 

, Sec., 3. An Act To control f the possession, sale, transfer .and use of pistols and other 
dangerous -weapc-tis ih^e'Pisfefit'orpijlumb'ia, to provide penalties, to prescribe rules of 
evidence and for other purpbs.es, approVed'^uly 8, 1932 (47 Stat. 650; D.C. Official Code 
§ 22-4501 M's$q.) } i& amended asVfpllows^; 

1(a) Section „4(aj jQD.C* Official v 0ode " 
"without a license issued pursuant 

: ,(b) ; . Section 5(a) (D.C. Official .Qode § 22-45,05^) is.amended to read as follows: K ,, 

;v"(a) The ^provisions, of section, 4 shall ,no.t,apply.:to:;i/ ^^ ^ >,/■":' • v », ..\ 

"(1) Marshals, sheriffs, prison or jail wardens, or their deputies, policemen or other duly 

, .appointed law^eiifqrcemeh^ Office of Tax^and 

, ^Revenue; authorized in : writing by the Deputy Chief >Finaricial Officer for .the Office of' Tax 

and Revenue to cany a firearm while engaged ^in the perfbrmarice^ of their official duties; 

s>,and criminal investigator of t the Office, of the Inspector General,; designated in writing by 

, the Inspector General, while engaged in the performance of their official duties; „ ; .^vr',- 

; v"(2) Special police officers and campus police officers who scarry a firearm in accordance 
- with Chapter 422 of An Act Making appropriations to providevifdr the expenses '^rthe 

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to DistriQt of " Q^lumbia. law," wherever it appeal's. 



2012 Legislation Act 19-325, § 2(a) 

government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred, and for other purposes, approved March 3, 1899 (30 Stat. 1057; D.C. Official Code 
§ 5-129.02), and rules promulgated pursuant to that section; 

"(3) Members of the- Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps of the United States or of 
the National Guard or Organized 'Reserves when on duty, .or to the regularly enrolled 
members of any organization duly authorized to purchase or receive such weapons from the 
United States, provided such members are at ..or are going to or from their places of 
assembly or target practice; 

"(4) Officers or employees of the United States duly authorized to carry a concealed 
pistol; 

"(5) Any person engaged in the business of manufacturing, repairing, or dealing in' 
firearms, or the agent or representative of any such person having in his or her possession, 
using, or carrying a pistol in the usual or ordinary course of such business; and 

"(6) Any person while carrying a pistol, transported in accordance with section 4b, from 
the place of purchase to his or her home or place of business or to a place of repair or back 
to his or her home or place of business or in moving gopds from one place of abode or 
business to another, or to or from any lawful recreational, ■.-firearm-related activity.". 

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement. ..•■■., 

The Council. adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal 
impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 5. Effective date. 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § l-204.12(a)). ■■■=■;.. 

APPROVED: March 18, 2012. . . .: 



FRESH HEALTHY MOBILE CART VENDING PILOT IN UNDERSERVED 
AREAS EMERGENCY AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

Act 19-325 

AN ACT to amend, on an emergency basis, the Vending Regulation Act of 2009 to establish a 
healthy mobile cart vending pilot program in underserved areas, to define healthy food vendor 
as a vendor who sells only fruits and vegetables, to limit this pilot program to historically 
underutilized business zones, and to limit this pilot program to 15 permits; and to permit the 
Mayor to issue rules to implement the provisions of this act. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Fresh Healthy Mobile Cart Vending Pilot in Underserved Areas 
Emergency Amendment Act of 2012". ■ . ■•- - L : 

Sec. 2. The Vending Regulation Act of 2009, effective October 22, 2009 (D.C. Law 18-71; 
D.C. Official Code § 37-131.01 et seq.\ is amended as follows: v.- . 

(a) Section 2 (D.C. Official Code § 37-131,01) is amended as follows; ; 

(1) A new paragraph (1A) is added to read as follows: 

"(1A) "Healthy food vendor" means a vendor that sells only unprocessed, unfrozen, 

whole, raw fruits and vegetables that have not been combined with other ingredients; 

provided, that the Mayor, by rule, may expand this definition to include other healthy, food 

: items. _ .... :.■ . . . 

(2) A new paragraph (2A) is added to read as follows: T "< "■ 

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"(2A) "Undeserved area'* means a historically underutilized business Zone, as defined by 
section 3(p)(l) of. the Small Business Act,, approved July 18, 1958 (72 Stat 384; 15 U;S;C. 
§ 632(p)(l)).'\ :J; - Jr »; ,-- , - U v 

, (b) Sectionj 4(c) (D.C. Official Code §; 37-13L03(c))v,is amended by strikingthe phrase 
"providedyjthkt vending locations on the National Mall shall not be included in this limitation" 
arid insertingjthe phrase provided,, that vending locations on the National Mall and healthy 
food vendors located in underserveeVareas ^hall 'not be included: in this limitation" in its place. 

(c) Section 5 (D.C. Official Code § 37-131.04) is amended by adding a new subsection (b-1) 
to read as follows: ; :,.-■ ^ v ,. , - ■■;-,-■' ^ 

"(b-1) Notwithstanding subsection (b) of this section, the Mayor may issue up to 15 
vending site ^permits to healthy food vendors located in underserved areas; provided, that if a 
vendor receiving a vending site permit ceases to: be a healthy, food vendor, the Mayor shall 
revoke the ^permit?, ^-■miv^ .-/ / ' - , -.-• - ■■; <. / > : ■ , o .■■ 

Sec,3. Rules. , /i -^ r-r ., ,-.■,,,<;:*■ : ■" ■•-..- 

; The Mayor, pursuant* to Title' -V of the District of Columbia Administrative Procedure Act, 
approved October 21,' 1968 X82-*Stat 1204; D.C. Official Code'S 2^-501 vt seq:), shall issue rules 
to implement the provisions of this' act 

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement ■ » 

f:The Council ad6^tethe^fis6al impact statement of the Budget Director as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87>Stat 813; ^C. Official Code §. l-206.02(c)(3))i ,* ' -■■ ;; 

Sec. 5. Effective date. '* / ." - 

This act shall take effect following approval by the i Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council '.tS override the veto), and shall remairi in effect for?' no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of ^Columbia. Home Rule 1 Act, approved December 24, 1973K87 
Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § l-204.12(a)). ; ' 

APPROVED: March 18, 2012. 



RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY AND PUBLIC SAFETY AMENDMENTS 
CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW EMERGENCY AMENDMENT ACT OF 

Act 19-326 

AN ACT to amend, on an emergency basis, due to Congressional review, the District of Columbia 

, , Theftand White Collar- Crimes Act of 1982 to add certain crimes that the grade of and sentence 

_■'" for may be aggregated if COndu^^ to a single scheme or systematic course, to 

remove an exception" for credit-card fraud, and to eliminate the defense to the completed 

offense of receiving stolen property that the prbperiy was not stolen; to amend section 16-5502 

of the District of Columbia Official Code to clarify the type of discovery permissible under a 

special niotion'tb ^dismiss; ftoiairiehld An Act For the suppression of prostitution in the District 

of Columbia to, clarify 'that the: penalties applicable to prostitution are also applicable to the 

solicitation for prostitution; and to amend the Attorney General; for ihe, District of Columbia 

Clarification and Elected Term Amendment Act of 2010 to clarify the applicability provision. 

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BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL* OEhTHE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; That this 
act may be cited as the. "Receiving Stolen .Property and Public Safety Amendments Congres- 
sional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2012"; 

- Sec; 101. The Btetn* Conar^rimes^Acrof 1982, effective 

December 1, 1982 (D.C. Law 4-164; D.C, Official Code § 22-3201 et seq.\ is ameiided 5 as 

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(a) Section 102 (D.C. Official Code § 22-3202) is amended to read as follows: 

"Sec, 102. Aggregation of amounts received to determine grade of offense. 

"Amounts or property received pursuant to a single scheme or systematic course of conduct 
in violation of sections 112 (Theft), 121 (Fraud), 123 (Credit Card Fraud), 127b (Identity 
Theft), 131 (Trafficking in Stolen Property), or 132 (Receiving Stolen Property) may be 
aggregated in determining the grade of the offense and the sentence for the offense.". 

(b) Section 131(c) (D.C. Official Code § 22-3231(c)) is amended by striking the word 
"section" and inserting the phrase "section, alone or in conjunction with section 906 of An Act 
To establish a code of law for the District of Columbia, approved March 3, 1901 (31 Stat. 1321; 
D.C. Official Code § 22-1803)," in its place. 

(c) Section 132 (D.C. Official Code § 22-3232) is amended as follows: 

(1) Subsection (a) is amended by striking the phrase ", with intent to deprive another of 
the right to the property or a benefit of the property", 

(2) Subsection (b) is amended by striking the phrase "for an attempt to commit the 
offense described in this section" and inserting the phrase "under this section, alone or in 
conjunction with section 906 of An Act To establish a code of law for the District of 
Columbia, approved March 3, 1901 (31 Stat 1321; D.C. Official Code § 22-1803)," in its 
place. 

(3) A new subsection (d) is added to read as follows: 

"(d) For the purposes of this section, the term "stolen property" includes property that is 
not in fact stolen if the person who buys, receives, possesses, or obtains control of the 
property had reason to believe that the property was stolen.". 

TITLE II— PUBLIC SAFETY AMENDMENTS 

Sec, 201. Section 16-5502(c)(2) of the District of Columbia Official Code is amended by 
striking the phrase "specialized discovery" and inserting the phrase "specified discovery" in 
its place, 

. Sec. 202. Section 1(b) and (c) of An Act For the suppression of prostitution in the District 
of Columbia, approved August 15, 1935 (49 Stat, 651; D.C. Official Code § 22-2701(b) and 
(c)), is amended by striking the word "prostitution" wherever it appears and inserting the 
phrase "prostitution or soliciting for prostitution" in its place. 

Sec. 203. Section 202 of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia Clarification 
and Elected Term Amendment Act of 2010, effective May 27, 2010 (D.C. Law 18-160; 57 
DCR 3012), is amended to read as follows: 

"Sec. 202. Applicability. j ] 

"Section 201 shall apply upon its ratification by a majority of the registered qualified 
electors of the District of Columbia voting in a referendum held, for such purpose and a 
35-day period of Congressional review as provided in section 303 of the District of Columbia 
Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 784; D.C. Official Code § 1-203.03), 
and publication in the District of Columbia Register.". . 

TITLE III— FISCAL IMPACT; EFFECTIVE DATE 
Sec. 301. Fiscal impact statement. ■■■.■■ 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director as the fiscal impact 
statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). ■ 

Sec. 302. Effective date. 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer 
than 90 days/ as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the -District of Columbia in 

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section 412(a) of the District :of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December. 24, 1973 '(87 
Stat 788; D.C. Official Gpde § l-204.12(a)). , .,>,; - 

APPROVED: March 19j 2012. -,rv 



OJLD NAVAL HOSPITAL REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION 
CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW EMERGENCY ACT OF 2012 

Act 19-337 ^ 

AN ACT to amend, on an emergency basis, due to Congressional review, Chapter 10 of Title 47 of 
the District; of Columbiadfficial Code to exempt the property known as the Hiir Center at the 
Old Naval Hospital from real property taxation and possessory interest taxation^ /and to 
\. authorize an extension of up to 12 months of the real property exemption to provide the Old 
Naval Hospital Foundation time to complete its application for a continued exemption from 
real property taxation following the exhaustion of tax relief under the Federal Historic 
Preservation Tax Credit Program; and to provide equitable tax relief. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Old Naval Hospital Real Property Tax Exemption Congressional 
Review Emergency Actof 2012"; 

Sec. 2. Chapter 10 ot' Title ^7 of the District of Columbia Official Code is amended^ as 
follows: L " ' l ' ,; '' 

(a) The table of contents is amended by adding a new section designation at the end to 
read as follows: K '■'■'"■ ' iy ' ; "'■■"' - !; 

"47-1088. .Hill Center ;at the Old^Naval hospital; Lot5,;Square948.". 

(b) A new section 47-1088 is 1 added to read as;follows: - :•. I- . ^ 

"§ 47-1088. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital; Lot 5, Square 948. 

"(a)(l)(A)f As of January 1, 2011, the' real property, thfe real property, described as Lot 5, in 
Square 948 (c6mm'6nly'kribwn as Hill Center), and any; successor lots or any assessment and 
taxation lots created within Lot 5^'pi'opert^') shall- be; exempt for 5 years' from real 
property, recordation, and transfer taxation imposed under vthis title; so 1 long as the ; real 
property continues, to beJeased by the OldNaval Hospital Foundation ("ONHF")< , under and 
according' to the terms of 'the; lease between the District of Columbia and/ONHF, dated 
December 12, 2010, ("2010 lease") and any holder of a possessory interest in ^the.: property 
shall be exempt from possessory interest taxation imposed under §- 47-1005.01 for the length 
of the 2010 lease, notwithstanding any^ sublease, license, assignment, or other , conveyance of 
the right to use the property from (JNHF Warty] sub-lessee, licensee, assignee, or other 
conveyee (Receiving entity"}; ; prbwded, that uses the property pursuant 

toV'ahcl in conformance with^tfe us£'provMons p;f the 2C)i'0 : lease and subject to the, provisions 
oH§ 47^-1007 and f ^7-1^9;'^ sp^ial exemptions rrom real 

property tax and the possessory interest 'tax ufiflef this section shall "expire upon* the 
expiration of the extension described in paragraph (2) of this subsection. 

"(B) Upon the expiration of "the 'extension, the 'property- ONHF, and the possessory 
interest of a receiving entity that could not qualify for a real property tax exemption 
under § 47-1002 were it the owner of the property shall fre" subject; as applicable, to 
.,., ,§ 47-1005, and ONH^additipnally, shall ^subjecttojg 47t-100? and 47-1009. 

< r "(2) Notwithstanding the£5-year>exemption ; igranted in .paragraph .(!)■ of this subsection; 
ONHF shall be given an extension of up to 12:m6nths; provided, that ONHF has applied 
for its categorical exemption from real property taxation under § 47-1002 no later than 6 
weeks after the exhaustion of the tax relief under the Federal* Historic Preservation* Tax 
■ Credit Program. .... .-. ,< iM ,, :J - : , , .,..,., .v>-4- . ; /."■ 

"(b), The lease* sublease, Jicehse* assignment, or other conveyance. of any interest for #ny 

use of the property described ifinsubsection (a) of this section thatds not prohibited by ;the 

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2010 lease shall be exempt from recordation and transfer taxation during the period of the 
5-year exemption and any extension.". 

Sec. 3. Equitable tax relief. 

The Council orders that as of January 1, 2.011, all real property and recordation taxes, 
interest, penalties, fees, and other related charges assessed prior to the effective date of this 
act against any grantee, lessee, sub-lessee, licensee, assignee, or other conveyee related to 
any grant, lease, sublease, license, assignment, or other conveyance of a right to use the 
property described as Lot 5, Square 948 (commonly known as Hill Center), and any successor 
lots or any assessment and taxation lots created within Lot 5, that is not prohibited by the 
lease between the District of Columbia and the Old Naval Hospital Foundation, dated 
December 12, 2010, shall be forgiven, and any such payments already made shall be refunded, 

Sec. 4. Applicability. 

' This act shall apply as of March 14, 2012. 

Sec. 5. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report for the Old Naval 
Hospital Real Property Tax Exemption Act of 2012, signed by the Mayor on January 20, 2012 
(D.C. Act 19-291; 59 DCR 467), as the fiscal impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of 
the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. 
Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 6. Effective date. . 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § 1-204. 12(a)). 

APPROVED: March 30, 2012. ; 



WRONGFUL DEATH EMERGENCY ACT OF 2012 

:': Act 19-338 

AN ACT to amend section 16-2702 of the District of Columbia Official Code to extend the time 
period that a plaintiff has to bring: a claim against a defendant in a wrongful death suit from 
one year to 2 years. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Wrongful Death Emergency Act of 2012". 

Sec. 2. Section 16-2702 of the District of Columbia Official Code is amended by, striking 
the phrase "one year" and inserting the phrase "2 years" in its place. 

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal 
impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973 (87"Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 4. Effective date. 

.This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto),, and shall remain in effect for no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § 1-204. 12(a))./ ' ■ 

APPROVED: March 30, 2012. 

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Act 19-339 19th Council Period 

MEDICAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION CENTER 1 •• ' 

EMERGENCY AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012 

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ANACT to amend, on an emergency basis, the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical treatment 
Initiative of 1999 to provide that medical marijuana cultivation centers shall not be located in 
certain Retail Priority Areas. ,. "..,.,._,. ;S 

' BEIT ENACTED l^jTHE COUNCIL 6t pE 'DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, that this 
act may be cited as the "Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center Emergency Amendment Act 

of 2012". v ! '■ ' ' ' •'" " ' 

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Sec. 2. Section 7 of the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative of 
1999, effective July 27, 2010 (D.C. Law 18-210; D.C. Official Code § 7-l'67r.b^'is amended 
by adding a new subsection (g-1) to read as follows: ! * " "••*' 

■ "(g-l)(l) A cultivation center shall riot 'be located within 1 a Retail Priority Area; as 
designated pursuant to section 4 f of the' Retail Incentive' Act of 2004, effective September 8'> 
20G& (D.G. Law 15-185; D.C. Official Code § 2-1217.73), and as approved by the Council 
pursuant txythe Great Streets -Neighborhood Retail Priority Areas Approval Resolution of 
2007, effective July 10, 2007 (Res. 17-257; 54 DCR 7194). < <'" 

"(2) Any applicant with a pending application for a registration to operate a cultivation 

.-s center within a Retail Priority Area: as identified, inparag^aph K (l) ; of thisisubsection^hallbe 

r aHow,ed to mqdify the application: within 180 days of tn^s effective date of ^ the*. Medical 

Marijuana Pultivatipn Center Emergency Amendment Act of 2012ypassed on emergency 

.basis on. March 20^2012 (Enrolled version of Bill 19-723), without negatively affecting the 

current status of the application. - y .; k j y ,> ; y ( . 

"(3) The prohibition set forth in paragraph (1) of this subseqtion shall apply, only to 
applications pending as of the effective date of the Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center 
Emergency Amendment Act of 2012, passed on emergency basis on March 20, 2012 
(Enrolled version of Bill 19-723).". 

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement. / y ■ ,. y ij ;tl , ^ r ' '\ , . ' ; i ! ^ r ; , - 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director as the fiscal impact 

statement required by section 602(c)(3) o£> the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved 

December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

"Sec; 4. 'Effective toei - : "y* *-^" ' r \ ' "W[ ■ ' y **- - ■■ «■■■ 

"this" act' shalf take "effect following approval'ty %e Mayor (of in ttieeyent of veto ; by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in 'effect 'for no longer 
than t 90 : days, as proyjdeii for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia, in 
Action 412(a) of MiJistnct o¥:tl6lumbia Home Rule Act,' approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat.788; D.C. Official Code § *i-264.i2(a)j. ' ' " " ; " 

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STREETS€APE RECONSTRUCTION CONGRESSIONAL 

V Review Emergency act of 2Q12 ^ 

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Act 19-340 

AN ACT to' authorize, bri an emergency basis/ due to Cdngressibhal review, a building owneV or 
tenant of a building owner to' reconstruct' building projections^ ift the public space after the 
completion of the l$th Street [streetscape project. , - ^o~\ ; ) < qb ■■'.# .-..^ 

BE IT ENACTED BY T 
act may be cited as the "Streetscape Reconstruction Congressional Review Emergency Act of 
2012". - \ ; y^ ,u\ ->,v- 

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Sec. 2. Authority to reconstruct building projections upon completion of 18th Street 
streetscape project. 

(a) Upon completion of the 18th Street streetscape project (capital project number 
SR036A), a building owner or any tenant of the building owner shall be permitted to 
reconstruct any building projection that existed prior to the commencement of the streetscape 
project and that was altered because of the streetscape project; provided, that the building 
projection is identical to the building projection that existed at the commencement of the 
streetscape project and so long as the building owner, or the tenants of the building owner, 
obtains the building and construction permits required by law and pays the associated 
building and construction permit fees; provided further, that reconstruction of any building 
projections for which no public space permit has been issued must be reconstructed as a 
temporary structure. 

(b) For the purposes of this section, the term: 

(1) "Building projection" means a bay window, staircase, patio, sidewalk caf6, or other 
. fixture attached to a building and located on public space. 

(2) "Streetscape project" means a roadway reconstruction on a commercial main street. 

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement. 

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal 
impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, 
approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat 813; D.C. Official. Code § l-206.02(c)(3)). 

Sec. 4 Effective date. 

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the 
Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer 
than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in 
section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 
Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § 1-204. 12(a)). 

APPROVED: April 8, 2012. 



ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSIONS BOUNDARIES 
EMERGENCY ACT OF 2012 

Act 19-341 

AN ACT to establish, on an emergency basis, boundaries for Advisory Neighborhood Commission 
("ANC") areas and single-member districts within Advisory Neighborhood Commission areas 
and; to amend the Advisory Neighborhood Councils Act of 1975 to provide that nominating 
petitions for ANC membership shall become available no later than 120 calendar days before an 
election for members of an ANC. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this 
act may be cited as the "Advisory Neighborhood Commissions Boundaries Emergency Act of 
2012". 

Sec. 2. (a) There are hereby established, pursuant to section 4(a) of the Advisory 
Neighborhood Councils Act of 1975, effective October 10, 1975 (D.C. Law 1-21; D.C. Official 
Code § l-309.03(a)), Advisory Neighborhood Commission ("ANC") areas and single-member 
district ("SMD") areas within ANC areas, the boundaries of which shall be depicted on the 
official maps of the District of Columbia according to the following legal descriptions: 

Description of ANC 1A Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 16th 
Street and Spring Road; East on Spring Road to New Hampshire Avenue; Northeast on 
New Hampshire Avenue to Rock Creek Church Road;' Northeast on Rock Creek Church 
Road to Park Place; South on Park Place to Michigan Avenue; West on Michigan Avenue to 

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Columbia Road; West on 'Columbia Road to Sherman Avenue; ^South to Sherman Avenue to 
Harvard Street; West on Harvard Street to 13th Street; South on 13th Street to Girard 
Street; West on Girard Street to 14th,Street; South on 14th Street. ,tp ; the, continuation of 
Girard Street; West on Girard .Street to 15th Street; South gn l^th Street ip Fuller\Str^et; 
West on f Fuiler Street to 16th Street; North on 16th Street to Spri^ 
beginning: '], / t , .-.>,... ■<..';;-■ k- : i^^../-; . -■ ,i- : - '4/^ 

\1 ; ; ■ Description of SMD 1A01 Boundaries *' ' u f q 

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All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at-.the intersection of 16th 
Street and Spring Road; East on Spring Road to ,14th Street; South on 14th Street to Ogden 
Street; - Northwest qn Ogden ; .Skeet to Perry Place; West oniPerry Place tp.l6th Street; 
North on 16th Street to Spring Road, the point of beginning. n < 1 ;< ■ 

Description of SMD 1A02 Boundaries 

All streets are located' in the Noi-thwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 16th 
Street and Perry Place; East on Perry Place to Ogden Street; Southeast on Ogden Street to 
14th Street? South oh- 14tK -Street to Newtonf Street; East on Newton Street to Holmead 
Place; South on Holmead Place to Monroe Street; Southwest on Monroe, Street to 14th 
Street; North 01144th, Street to Newton Street; Northwest on Newton Street to 16th Street; 
North on 16th Street to^Perrv 

^Description of SMD 1A03 Boundaries ' ' 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 16th 
Street' and lining; Street; n East on Irving Street to" 14th Street;" South' 6h i 14th Street to 
Columbia Road; West on Columbia Road to Harvard Court; S6uth along a line bearing due 
south' froni the intersection <3f Columbia Road and Harvard Court to its intersection with 
Harvard Street;' Weston 'Harvard Street to 15th Street;' 'North on 15th Street to Columbia 
Road; Southwest on Columbia Road to 16th Street; -North on 16th Street to Irving* Street, 
the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 1A04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Spring 
Road and 14th ^Str.eet; South -on JL4th Street-, to Newton Steet;. East on, Newton Street to 
Holmead Place; South on Holmead Place to' Park Road; Northeast on Park Road to 13th 
Street; North on 13th Street to Spring Road; West bri Spring Road to 14th Street, the point 
of beginning. 

Description of SMD lJi.05 Boundaries 

All streets are located in, the J^^hwesCqua^arit beginning at the intersection, of 16th 
Street and Newton SfceeE; Southeast on ^ewton Street to 14th Street; .South on 14tn r Street 
tp.Monroe Street; Noriheast^on:M:onrQ.e Street to. Holmead Place; South on Holmead Place 
to Park Road; Southwest on Park Road to 14th Street; South on 14th -Street to Irving 
Street; West on Irving Street to 16th Street; North on 16thStreet to Newton Street, the 
point of beginning^ ■'■' ■ ' f - :*"/;-< 'H- ■'■■■ A r - ; > ■'-; ' J 'Ak\>{ Y; >-,:. 

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Description of SMD 1A06 Boundaries ( 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning! atothe intersection of 14th 
Street and Park Road; Nbrtheast on Park* 1 Road to' 13th Street; North om 13th Street to 
Monroe Street; East on Monrofe- Street to 11th Street; South On 11th Street : - to Lamont 
Street; Easti on f Laniont SMet^to Sherman Avenue;: South-on Sherman Avenue to/Kenyon 
Street; West On Kenton- Steeet4ollth< Street;' South orillth Street to Irving Street;* West 
on Irving Street to 14th Street; Northon 14th Street to Park Road, the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 1A07 Boundaries 

All streets are located, in. the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Spring 
Road'and 13th Street;-. South: on >13th Street to, Monroe .Street; East on Monroe Street to 
11th Street; ^ { 'South on 11th' Street- to ;Lamorit Street; East on Lament; -Streets .Slierman 

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Avenue; North on- Sherman Avenue to New Hampshire Avenue; Northeast on New 
Hampshire Avenue to Spring Road; Northwest on Spring Road to 13th Street, the point of 
beginning. 

Description of SMD 1A08 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Monroe 
Street and Park, Road; East on Park- Road to Georgia Avenue; North on Georgia Avenue to 
Newton Place; East on Newton Place to Warder Street; South on Warder Street to Park 
Road; East on Park Road to Park Place;. North on Park Place to Rock Creek Church Road; 
West on Rock Creek Church Road to New Hampshire Avenue; Southwest on New Hamp- 
shire Avenue to Monroe Street, the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 1A09 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Monroe 
Street and Park Road; East on Park Road to Georgia Avenue; North on Georgia Avenue to 
Newton Place; East on Newton Place to Warder Street; South on Warder Street to Lamont 
Street; West on Lamont Street to 6th Street; South on 6th Street to Keefer Place; West on 
Keefer Place to Georgia Avenue; South on Georgia Avenue to Kenyon Street; West on 
Kenyon Street to Sherman Avenue; North on Sherman Avenue to Monroe Street, 'the point 
of beginning. 

Description of SMD 1A10 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Sherman 
Avenue and Kenyon Street; South on Sherman Avenue to Columbia Road; East on Columbia 
Road to Michigan Avenue; East on Michigan Avenue to Park Place; North on Park Place to 
Park Road; West on Park Road to" Warder Street; South on Warder Street to Lamont 
Street; Weston Lamont Street to 6th Street; South on 6th Street to Keefer Place; West dti 
Keefer Place to Georgia Avenue; South on Georgia Avenue to Kenyon Street; West on 
Kenyon Street to Sherman Avenue, the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 1A11 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Kenyon 
Street and Sherman Avenue; South on Sherman Avenue to Harvard Street; West on 
Harvard Street to 13th Street; North on 13th Street to Columbia Road; West on Columbia 
Road to 14th Street; North on 14th Street, to Irving Street; East on Irving Street to. 11th 
Street; North on 11th Street to Kenyon Street; East on Kenyon Street to Sherman Avenue, 
the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 1A12 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 16th 
Street and Columbia Road; South on 16th Street to Fuller Street; East on Fuller Street to 
15th Street; North on 15th Street to Girard Street;- East on Girard Street to 14th Street; 
North on 14th Street to the continuation of Girard Street; East on : Girard Street to 13th 
Street; North on 13th Street to Columbia Road; West on Columbia Road to Harvard Court; 
South along a line bearing due south from the intersection of Columbia Road and Harvard 
Court to its intersection with Harvard Street; West on Harvard Street to 15th Street; North 
on 15th Street to Columbia Road; Southwest on Columbia Road to 16th Street, the point of 
beginning. 

Description of ANC IB Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Fuller 
Street and 16th Street; East on Puller Street to 15th Street; North on 15th Street to Girard 
Street; East on Girard Street to 14th Street; North on 14th 'Street to the continuation of 
Girard Street; East on Girard Street to 13th Street; North on 13th Street to Harvard Street; 
East on Harvard Street to Sherman Avenue; North on Sherman Avenue to Columbia Road? 
East on Columbia Road to Michigan Avenue; East and then southeast on Michigan Avenue to 
1st Street; South on 1st Street to Bryant Street; West on Bryant Street to 2nd Street; 
South on 2nd Street to Rhode Island Avenue; Southwest on Rhode Island Avenue to Florida 

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Avenue; Northwest on Florida Avenue to; T Street; West'on T< Street to Wiltberger Street; 
South, on >Wiltberger Streets S Street; West on -S'Streetvto 14th' Street;^ North on 14th 
Street to U Street; West on U Street to 16th Street; North on 16th Street to Fuller Street, 
the point of beginning. : , :..,-...,.., 

Description of SMD 1B.01 Boundaries 

All streets areP located in tiie Northwest quadrant:^ Banning a^the'int^sectibri of 2nd 
Streetarid V Street; Southron $nd Str^el-'iii" Rhode Inland Averiue;-' ( Sputhw^t ! on r ^bde 
Island Averiue to Florida 'Avenue;, Northwest on Florida Ayeriue to % ; Street; West on T 
Street to Wiltberger Street; South on Wiltberger Street to S Street; West on S Street to 8th 
Street; North on 8th Street to V Street; East oh V Street tb Georgia Avdnue; North'ori 
Georgia Avenue to W Street;. _ East, ;on. r ^V ^Street to 4tb street; South on 4th Street to V 
Street; East on V Street to 2nd Street, the point of beginning. 

:i - Description of SMD 1B02 Boundaries 

All streets are located' in the ^^^Nprthwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of S Street 
aiid.Sth Street; Nprth.on 8th .Street to V Street; West on V Street to Florida Avenue; 
Northwest'on Florida Avenue f$j$ Street; West on W Street to 10th Street; North on 10th 
Street to Florida Avenue; ' West on Florida Avenue to 12th Street; South on 12th Street to S 
Street; East on S Street to 8th Street, the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 1B03 Boundaries 

All streets, are located in: the Northwest quadrant Beginning at the intersection of 13th 
Street and Clifton Street; North on 13th Street to Fairmont Street; East on Fairmont Street 
to Georgia Avenue; North/ on Georgia Avenue to Girard Street;' East on^Girard Street to' 6th 
Street;-/ South Ion 6th Street to Fairmont StreetjjrWestjbn Fairmont Street to Georgia 
Avenue;- South on Georgia Avenue to Euclid Street; >rWest-on Euclid Street to ! Sherman 
Avenue; South on Sherman Avenue to Barey Place;:; West on Barry Place: to Florida^Avenue; 
Northwest on Florida Avenue to 11th Street; Nqrth,on 11th Street to Euclid Street; West on 
Euclid Street to 12th Street; IMthim 12th Street &> Cliftbn' Street; West on Clifton Street 
to 13th Street, thepoint of beginnings ; ; ; s-. n U ^ ; ■ ; : ' ; - - 

r \.r. .I7 /.V ' Description o^^^ 

All streets are located -in", the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the ihteirsectioh of 12th 
Street arid Florida Avenue; West on Florida Avenue to 13th Street; North 6ri 13th Street to 
Belmont Street; West on Belmont Street to 14th Street; South on l'4tn Street to Florida 
Avenue; Southwest on Florida, Avenue to 15to;Str,eet;v South on 15th Street to V Street; 
East on V Street to 12th Street; North on 12th Street to Florida Avenue, the point of 
Beginning. ' r - '■; ' - ; . '"'''; ; ; 

r, ' ri Description of SMD 1B05 Boundaries 

All streets are* located in^tte ' Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 16th 
Street and JST^ Hai^hire ^enue; Northeast on l^ew Hampshire Avenue to V Street; 
East on V Stree L t.to iSth^S^eet; North op 15th Street to Floricia Avenue; c "Northeast on 
Iflorula Avenue to 44t^ Street; North on 14th ^ Street to Chapin Street; West on Chapip 
Street to 15th Street; North "on 15th Street to Euclid Street; West on Euclid Stie$tMl@th 
Street; South on 16th Street to New Hampshire Avenue, the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 1B06 Boundaries 

All streets; are located in the Northwest quadrant;:; Beginning at the intersection f of Ghapin 
Street andd5th Street; North bri 15th Street to Euclid Street; -East on Euclid. Street to 14th 
Street; ^South ^n 14th Street tO'Cliftori'Street^^East on Clifton Street to 12th Street;- North 
oh 12th J :Street to Euclid .Street; r East; on'Euclid Street to 11th Street; South on ; ,11th Street 
to Florida Avenue; Westion'Florida Avenueit6;13thrStreet; North oh 13tH Streets to Belmont 
Street;! West:on;Belmont Street to 14th Street; North on- 14th Street tOtChapin Street; West 
on iGhapiri Street to 15th? Street, the pointi of beginning; h^ '■•■ r ^ 

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Description of SMD 1B07 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 16th 
Street and Euclid Street; North on 16th Street to Fuller Street; East on Fuller Street to 
15th Street; North on 15th Street to Girard Street; East on Girard Street to 14th Street; 
South on 14th Street to Fairmont Street; West on Fairmont Street to University Place; 
South on University Place to Euclid Street; West on Euclid Street to 15th Street; South on 
15th Street to the continuation of Euclid Street; West on Euclid Street to 16th Street, the 
point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 1B08 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 13th 
Street and Girard Street; West on Girard Street to 14th Street; South on 14th Street to 
Fairmont Street; West on Fairmont Street to University Place; South on University Place to 
Euclid Street; East on Euclid Street to 14th Street; South on 14th Street to Clifton Street; 
East on Clifton Street to 13th Street; North on 13th Street to Girard Street, the point of 
beginning. 

Description of SMD 1B09 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant Beginning at the intersection of 13th 
Street and Fairmont Street; North on 13th Street to Harvard Street; East on Harvard 
Street to Sherman Avenue; North on Sherman Avenue to Columbia Road; East on Columbia 
Road to Georgia Avenue; South on Georgia Avenue to Fairmont Street; West on Fairmont 
Street to 13th Street, the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD IB 10 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. /Beginning at the intersection of Georgia 
Avenue and Columbia Road; East on Columbia Road to Michigan Avenue; East and then 
southeast on Michigan Avenue to 1st Street; South on 1st Street to Bryant Street; West on 
Bryant Street to 4th Street; North on 4th Street to Howard Place; West on Howard Place to 
6th Street; North on 6th Street to Fairmont Street; East on Fairmont Street to the 
continuation of 6th Street; North on 6th Street to Girard Street; West on Girard Street to 
Georgia Avenue; North on Georgia Avenue to Columbia Road, the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 1B11 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant Beginning at the intersection of Sherman 
Avenue and Euclid Street; South on Sherman Avenue to Barry Place; West on Barry Place 
to 10th Street; South on 10th Street to W Street; East on W Street to Florida Avenue; 
Southeast on Florida Avenue to V Street; East on V Street to Georgia Avenue; North on 
Georgia Avenue to W Street; East on W Street to 4th Street; South on 4th Street to V 
Street; East on V Street to 2nd Street; North on 2nd Street to Bryant Street; West on 
Bryant Street to 4th Street; North on 4th Street to Howard Place; West on Howard Place to 
6th Street; North on 6th Street to Fairmont Street; West on Fairmont Street to Georgia 
Avenue; South on Georgia Avenue to Euclid Street; West on Euclid Street to Sherman 
Avenue, the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 1B12 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of U Street, 
and New Hampshire Avenue; Northeast on New Hampshire Avenue to V Street; East on V 
Street to 12th Street; South on 12th. Street to S Street; West on S Street to 14th Street; 
North on 14th Street to U Street; West on U Street to New Hampshire Avenue, the point of 
beginning. 

Description of ANC 1C Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 16th 
Street and U Street; Weston U. Street to Florida Avenue; Southwest on Florida Avenue to 
Connecticut Avenue; Northwest on Connecticut Avenue to Rock Creek; North along Rock 
Creek to its intersection with a line extending Harvard Street from the east; East along said 

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line extending Harvard Street -to; -Harvard 'Street; Easton Harvard Street to 16th Street; 
South, on 16th Street to, U Street,, the point of beginning., ; t J: 

S: ; ; ; " ■ " ■; Description of r SMI) iC01 Boundaries '■■■ v 

All streets are- located in the Northwest quadrant Beginning at the iri'tersetition of ^llStri 
Street and Florida Avenue; Southwest' ori Florida Avenue' to Connecticut Avenue; Northwest 
on Connecticut Avenue to Wyoming^ Avenue; ; East on Wyoming Avenue to 20th Street; 
North on 20th Street to Kalorama Road; East on Kalorama Road to 19th -Street; South Oh 
19th Street to Wyoming Ayenue; East: on Wyoming Avenue to 18th Street; South on 18th 
Street to Florida Avenue, the point of beginning, * ' 

i v Description of SMD 1C02, Boundaries ^ -, 

All streets, are located in : the -Northwest, :quadrant Beginning; at. the intersection : of 
Cpnnecticut Avenue and.Wypming Avenue; East on ^qn^ng;^^nue : to 20th Street; North 
on 20th Street to" Kalorama Road; East on Kalorama Road to i9th Street; North on ,19th 
Street to Biltmore Street; East on Biltmore Street to Cliffbourne Place; North on Cliffb- 
ourne Place to Calvert Street; -West oh Calvert Street to Robk Creek; Southwest along Rock 
Greek to ^Connecticut Avenue; h< Southeast, on Connecticut Avenue to .Wyoming Avenue t the 
point of Beginning. % i^- : r . , 4 ( , . M - ^ v r , V^' 

* ' ? u ^Description of SMD1C03 Boundaries ,' T 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning'iat the intersection of 19th 
Street and Wyoming Avenue;- .fEas^ on f Warning .Avenue .to 18th Street; North on 18th Street 
to Columbia Road; Southwest on Columbia Road to Biltbiore Street; West on Biltmore 
Street 1 to 19th : Street; South on : 19th^ Street '4io ■ Wyoming 'Avenue, the point of beginning. 

^ Description of SMD ;1G04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant Beginning at the intersection t of Calvert 
Street iand Rock iCreek;? North along Rock Greek to- its i intersection with, a line extending 
Harvard Street from, the ieast; East along said line extending ^Harvard Street to Harvard 
Street; East on Harvard Street to Adams Mill Road; Southwest on Adams Mill Road to 
Summit Place; East on Summit Place to 18th Street; South" 'Sir 18th Street to Ontario Road; 
goutheasthoni pntario^Road to Lanier Place; Southwesfc on 7 Iianier glacg v to rCalyert, Street; 
East on Calvert^Sti;eets;te Adams Mill Road; ; Southeast, on :;^dams Mill iRoad 1 to Columbia 
Roa,d; Southwest : qn> Columbia Road to Biltmore; Street; c^tyest on Bfltmore Sti'eet to 
Cliffbourne j|lace; North on, Cliffbourne Place to Galyert Street; ?, West on Covert Street to 
Rock Creek, the point of beginning. , - -^ -^ . ; 

V;r DesCTiption of SMD 1C05 Boun^ 

All streets are located, in the Northwest qu^di'aht. , Beginning at the intersection of Adams 
Mlill Road and Summit' Place; East on Summit Plkce to 18th Street;, South on 18th Street to 
Ontario Road; Southeast on Ontario Road to Lanier Place; Nbrtneast on Lanier Place to 
Quarry Road; Southeast on -Quarry Road to Columbia Road; -Northeast on Columbia Road to 
16th Street; North on 16th Street to Harvard Street; West . on Harvard Street to Adams Mill 
Road; Southwest jjn Adams MillRbad to Summit Place, tlieppint of jD'egihriirig. ' ( ' ; , * 

/' ;"\' ' ; -> '^ '"■■ -^ s -;- l . ; " Description of SMD 1C06 Boundaries r rt 

All sheets are located in the Northwest quadrant Beginning at the intersection of Columbia 
Road and 16th Street; South on 16th : Street to Kalorama Road; Southwest on Kalorama 
Road to 17th Street; North on 1 7th Street to Euclicl Street; West on Euclid Street to 
Ontario Road; North/oh Ontario ;Road to Columbia Road;. Northeast oh Columbia Road to 
the continuation^ Ontario, Road; Northwest on OntaiioEoad to- Lanier Place; Northeast on 
LanieriPlaceSto: Quarry Road; Southeast on Qiiany >R6ad to ^Columbia Road;: Northeast on 
Columbia Road to 16th Street, the point of beginning; ;,,/: ; . ■•vj r . :<"■■> 

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Description of SMD 1C07 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 18th 
Street and Florida Avenue; ^North on 18th Street to Adams Mill Road; Northwest on Adams 
Mill Road to Calvert Street; West on Calvert Street to Lanier Place; Northeast on Lanier 
Place to Ontario Road; Southeast on Ontario Road to Columbia Road; Southwest on 
Columbia Road to the continuation of Ontario Road; South on Ontario Road to Euclid Street; 
East on Euclid Street to 17th Street; South on 17th Street to Kalorama Road; Southwest on 
Kalorama Road to Ontario Road; South on Ontario Road to Florida Avenue; Southwest on 
Florida Avenue to Seaton Street; East on Seaton Street to 17th Street; South on 17th Street 
to U Street; West on U Street to Florida Avenue; Southwest on Florida Avenue to 18th 
Street, the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 1C08 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 16th 
Street and Kalorama Road; Southwest on Kalorama Road to Ontario Road; South on Ontario 
Road to Florida Avenue; Southwest on Florida Avenue to Seaton Street; East on Seaton 
Street to 17th Street; South on 17th Street to U Street; East on U Street to 16th Street; 
North on 16th Street to Kalorama Road, the point of beginning. 

Description of ANC ID Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Rock 
Creek and a line extending Piney Branch Parkway from the east; East along, said line 
extending Piney Branch Parkway to Piney Branch Parkway; Continuing east on Piney 
Branch Parkway to 16th' Street; South on 16th Street to Harvard Street; West on Harvard 
Street to its end; Continuing west along a line extending Harvard Street to the west to Rock 
Creek; North along Rock -Creek to its intersection with a line extending Piney Branch 
Parkway from the east, the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 1D01 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 18th 
Street and Newton Street; East and then southeast on Newton Street to Brown Street; 
Northeast on Brown Street to Oak Street; Southeast on Oak Street to 16th Street; South on 
16th Street to Monroe Street; Northwest on Monroe Street to 17th Street; South on 17th 
Street to Kenypn Street; West on Kenyon Street to 18th Street; North on 18th Street* to 
Newton Street, the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 1D02 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection, of 17th 
Street and Newton Street; North on 17th Street to Piney Branch Parkway; Northeast on 
Piney Branch Parkway to 16th Street; South on 16th Street to Oak Street; Northwest on 
Oak Street to Brown Street; Southwest on Brown Street to Newton Street; Northwest on 
Newton Street to 17th Street, the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 1D03 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 17th 
Street and Newton Street; North on 17th Street to Piney Branch Parkway; Southwest on 
Piney Branch Parkway to Beach Drive; Continuing southwest along a line extending Piney 
Branch Parkway to Rock Creek; Southwest along Rock Creek to Klingle Road; East on 
Klingle Road to Walbridge Place; South on Walbridge Place to Lamont Street; East on 
Lamont Street, and continuing east on a line extending Lamont Street to 19th Street- 
Southeast on 19th Street to Kilbourne Place; East on Kilbourne Place to 18th Street; North 
on 18th Street to Newton Street; East on Newton Street to 17th Street, the point of 
beginning. 

Description of SMD 1D04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 16th 
Street and Monroe Street; Northwest on Monroe Street to 17th Street; South on 17th Street 

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to Irving Street; East on Irving Street to 16th Street; ^North on 16th Street to Monroe 
Street, the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD ID 05 Boundaries , r 

Ml streets ape located in" the Northwest quadrant Beginning at the intersectioii 1 of 16th 
Street anO Street to Halyard Strfeest;. West on Harvard , Street 

tb'M v e^ on a line extending Hawar^ 

along, the "cepterline of Rock; Creek to Klingle r Road; E^ast'^on'-'Kiingle Road S^H^bridgfe 
Place;;' South' oh Wa^lB^idge. Place to Lairiont Street; \East on'Lamont Street/ and continuing 
east'oh alin^ extending Larripnt Street to 19th$treet; ^Southeast on i^h'Strejgt'^J^bburhe 
Place; East on 'Mbourhe Place to 18th Strefetf South on 18th Stibettj'K^nyph ^ Street; East 
on Kenyon Street to 17th Street; South on 17th Street to Irving' Street; 'East on Irving 
Street to 16th Street, the point of beginnings ti ^ - -, . , - r*;^ " ; 

i ;.■ :■).. - .■ Description of f ANG:2A Boundaries' ; ,n: 

AM'streete are located^ Beginning at 

the Intersection of ffi^^eriterlihe of Rock Creek and *a line-extending N Street from the east; 
East on said line tc^N Street; East oh N Street to 22nd Street; South 6n 22nd Street to 
Ward Place; Southeast on Ward'^lace to New Hampshire Avenue; Northeast on New 
Hampshire Avenue to N Street; East ; ; on . N Street to 20th Street; South on 20th Street to 
Pennsylvania Avenue; Southeast on Pennsylvania Avenue to 17th Street; East on Pennsylva- 
ma' J Avenu'e r: t6' ; 15th u Street; South on ! 15th Street to Independence { Avenue, S.W.; East oh 
Independence ; >Av£nue, "S.W/ to' 14th Street, S.W.; Southwest ori ? 14th Street, S;Wv to the 
George -Mason Memorial ^Bridge; Continuing southwest;' on the George Mason Memorial 
Bridge to the District'b'f 

we'alth of Virginia; sliore of J th r e Potomac Rivfer^ Northwest on thie; District of Columbia^ 
Cbmm6riwealth 'of ' Virginia boundary line to its ; 'intersection with Jthe r Theodore Roosevelt 
Memorial Bridge; Northeast from said intersection across the P&tomac River to the center of 
the mouth of Rock Creek;, ,., N.ortheast along^ the centerline , of , Rock Creek to the point of 
beginning. 

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; ) I --tiiniA i " .Description of SMD 2A01 Boundaries s ri r ? 

All streete-are' located in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated; * Beginhing at 
the 'iriters&tfen of 17th\ ( Street and Pennsylvania Avenue; —East on Pennsylvania 1 Avenue' to 
15th Street; South- oh l5thStreet t: to Independence Avenue, S.W.; East ori'Independehce 
Avenue, S.W. to 14th Street, S.W.; Southwest on 14th Street, S.W. to the George 1 Masbh 
Memorial Bridge; Continuing southwest von- the George Mason Memorial Bridge to the 
District of Columbia-Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River; Northwest 
along the District of Columbia-Commonwealth ; of Virginia boundary line to its < intersection 
with ;th& Arlington 'Memorial' Bridge; Northeast' oh' the Arlington Memorial Bridge to its 
intersection "with the northeastern shoreline df>the Potomac River; Southeast along said 
shoreline of the Potomac River to its intersection with a line extending 23rd Street, N.W. to 
the south; North along said line to 23rd Street; Continuing north- on 23rd Street to the E 
street Expressway; East on the E Street Expressway to 21st Street; North on 21st Street to 
F Street; East on F Street to l7th Street;' North oh 17th Street to the point of beginning. 

!:'■. ^ |De^npti0n of Sti/it) 2A02 Boundaries y] ' 

All strepts are located in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of the centerline of;Rock Greek with a line extending-N Street from ^the east; 
East on said line to N Street; Continuing east on N street to 23rd Street South on 23rd 
Street to Lr Street; v West on L Street to; 24th Street; South on 24th Street to Pennsylvania 
Avenue; Northwest along PennsylvaiiiaiAvenue to the centerline of Rock Creek; Northeast 
along the centerline of Rock Creek to the? point of beginnings '8 /v ; * 

Description of SMD 2A03 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue' and the centerline of; Rock Creek; Southeast : oh 
Pennsylvania Avenueto '24th Street; South on 24thvStreet to New Hampshire' Avenue; 

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Southwest on New Hampshire Avenue to I Street; West on I Street to 26th Street; North on 
26th Street to K Street; West on K Street to the centerline of Rock Creek; Northwest along 
the centerline of Rock Creek to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 2A04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of the centerline of Rock Creek and K Street; East on K Street to 26th 
Street; South on 26th Street to 1 Street; East on 1 Street to 24th Street; South on 24th 
Street to Virginia Avenue; Northwest on Virginia Avenue to 25th Street; South on 25th 
Street to F Street; East on a line extending F Street to the centerline of 1-66; South on said 
centerline of 1-66 to the E Street Expressway; East on the E Street Expressway to 23rd 
Street; South on 23rd Street to Lincoln Memorial Circle; Continuing south along a line 
extending 23rd Street to its intersection with the northeast shoreline of the Potomac River; 
Northwest along said shoreline of the Potomac River to the Arlington Memorial Bridge; 
Southwest on the Arlington Memorial Bridge to the District of Columbia — Commonwealth of 
Virginia boundary at the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River; Northeast 
along said shoreline of the Potomac River to its intersection with the Theodore Roosevelt 
Memorial Bridge; Northeast from said intersection to the center of the mouth of Rock Creek; 
North along the centerline of Rock Creek to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 2A05 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of 24th Street and H Street; East on H Street to 23rd Street; South on 23rd 
Street to the E Street Expressway; West on the E Street Expressway to the centerline of 
1-66; North on said centerline of 1-66 to its intersection with a line extending F Street from 
the west; West on said line to F Street Continuing west on F Street to 25th Street; North on 
25th Street to Virginia Avenue; Southeast on Virginia Avenue to 24th Street; North on 24th 
Street, to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 2A06 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of N Street and 23rd Street; East on N Street to 22nd Street; South on 22nd 
Street to Ward Place; Southeast on Ward Place to New Hampshire Avenue; Northeast on 
New Hampshire to N Street; East on N Street to 20th Street; South on 20th Street to 
Pennsylvania Avenue; Northwest on Pennsylvania Avenue to, Washington Circle; Continuing 
northwest on a line extending Pennsylvania Ave across Washington Circle to 24th Street; 
North on 24th Street to L Street; East on L Street to 23rd Street; North on 23rd Street to 
the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 2A07 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of 24th and Pennsylvania Avenue; Southeast on Pennsylvania Avenue to I 
Street; West on I Street to 22nd Street; South on 22nd Street to F Street; East on F Street 
to 21st Street; South on 21st Street to the E Street Expressway; West on the E Street 
Expressway to 23rd Street; North on 23rd Street to H Street; West on.H Street to 24th 
Street; North on 24th Street to I Street; West on I Street to New Hampshire Avenue; 
Northeast on New Hampshire Avenue to 24th Street; North on 24th Street to the point of 
beginning. 

Description of SMD 2A08 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated.-Beginning at 
the intersection of I Street and Pennsylvania Avenue; Southwest on Pennsylvania Avenue: to 
17th Street; South on 17th Street to F Street; West on F Street to 22nd Street; North on 
22nd Street to I Street; East on I Street to the point of beginning. 



Description of ANC 2B Boundaries 

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Streets Southron 14th Street to S Street; West on S Street to 15th 'Street; 1 South-on^ 15th 
Street to-.Vermont Avenue; Southwest.on Vermont Avenue to H Street; ;EaskoirH<Streettft6 
15 th Street; South on 15th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue; Weston Pennsylvania Avenue; to 
20th Street; North on 20th Street to N S ( treet; f West on N Street to New Hampshire Avenue; 
Southwest on New Hampshire Avenue tb W^rd Place; Northwest on Ward Place to 22nd 
Street; ^Nprth dn;22nd Street to N Street;- West on ; N Stre:et to 25th Street; Continuing w£st 
on-alinejextehding-N Street west to the centerline of Rock Creek; North along the centerline 
of Rock Creek to P Stre.et;> ! East; ;onF Street to 22nd Street; North, on 22nd Street to Florida 
Avenue; Northeast onsFlorida, Avenue to the point of beginning; •'.■'.-.■...... ^; : < 

\ ',/''/ '";.' Inscription of SMD 2B01 Boundaries .,. ' v 

All streets are located in the 'Northwest quadrant ■- Beginning at the intersection of Florida 
Avenue and 19th Street; South on 19tb Street to. Swann Street; East mi' Swann Street to 
New ;Hampshire.yAvenue;-: ^Southwest on'New Hampshii'e Avenue to Riggs^ Place; " West on 
Riggs Place to 19th;Street; South on 19thiStreet to R~ Streets West oh R Street to Florida 
Averiue; Northeast on Florida Avenue to' the point of beginning. > ; r ■ : .' T r . 

' ■ ; Description of S^^^ v 

All streets are located in th,e Northwest quadrant Beginning at the intersection of Florida 
Avenue and R Street; East on R ( Street to. Cpnnecticut Avenue;, Southeast on Connecticut 
Avenue to Dupont Circle; 'CJldcik^se^burid'liupont Circle to its southwestern intersection 
with New Hampshire Avenue; Southwest on New Hampshire Avenue to QStreet; West on 
Strieet to-23rd Street; North on. 23rd Street to P Street; East on-P Street to 22nd: Street? 
North on 22nd ; Street to ^Florida Averiue; 'Northeast on Florida Avenue to the point r of 
beginning. ^: * ^ \v< \, ' >' ' ^ 

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All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersectiohoof New 
Hampshire Avenue and 17th Street; Southon 17th Street to Q Street; West on Q Street to 
New Hampshire Avenue; Southwest on New Hampshire Avenue to Dupont Circle; Counter- 
clockwise around Dupont Circle to Connecticut Avenue; Northwest ion ; Connecticut Avenue to 
R Street; East on ; R Street to 19th Street; North .--;ori 19th Street to Riggs< Place; East on 
Riggs Place. to New Hampshire; Avenue; -Northeast on' New, Hampshirev Averiue to the point 
of beginning; /;' ■ .. j -■'.■<-■■-: ,. ■\,.' i v " .; j : .< • . ■-' : .; : '; : , . , , r <\ ■ '■ <,, v* > \- , ^. i ■ 

'■■"* Description of SMI) 2B04 Boundaries" " ^ -/ ^ 

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All ; streets "are located "in the Northwest quadrant; Beginning :afr the intersection^ of ; 17th 
Street and S Street; East on S Street to 15th Street; South on 15th Street to'Q^StFieet; ; oWest 
on Q Street to 17th Street; rjorth on 17th Street to the point. o : f beginning. 

Description of SMD 2B05 Boundaries 

All ^streets are^-iloc'ated in the ^Northwest quadrant; Beginning at the intersection of 17th 
Street and Q Street; ^East [ 0fr<Q Street to' 15th Street; Souths on 15th Street to Vermont 
Avenue;' Southwest ori Vermont Avenue ;to " H Street; -Ekst oh H Street to 15th Street; South 
on 15th Street to* .Pennsylvania' AveriueptWest tin 'Pennsylvania Avenue to 17th Street; North 
on 17th Streetito>Corin6cticut>Avenue;^>Northwest *oh : ; Connecticut Avenue to* 18th Street; 
North on48thfStreet'td Massachusetts -Avenue; Southeast oh Massachusetts Avenue* to 17th 
Street; North on 17th Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 2B06 Boundaries 

M;sfeeete. are- located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of P Street 
and 23rdiStreet; South on 23rd Street to -0 Street; EastronO Street to New Hampshire 
Avenue;* INdrthekst on New Hampshire Avenue to Dupont .Circle; - ' Counter-clockwise' around 
Dupont Circle to 19th Strefetjir South Ion 19th Street to Jefferson 'Place; Eastvoh Jefferson 
Place to Connecticut Avenue;., Southeast on Connecticut. Avenue to 17th Street; South on 
17th Street to Pennsylvania "'Avenue;' Northwest on Pennsylvania Avenue to 20th Street; 
North 'bh 20th "StreetrtoN Street;- West ori'N^Street to New Hampshire Avenue; Southw&st 
oh ; New Hampshire Avehu:evto;Wai ; d Place; Northwest on-Wapd'Place to 22n& Street; .North 

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on 22nd Street to N Street; West on N Street to 25th Street; Continuing west along a line 
extending N Street west to the centerline of Rock Creek; North on the centerline of Rock 
Creek to P Street; East on P Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 2B07 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of New 
Hampshire Avenue and Q Street; East on Q Street to 17th Street; South on 17th Street to 
Massachusetts Avenue; Northwest on Massachusetts Avenue to 18th Street; South on 18th 
Street to Jefferson Place; West on Jefferson Place to 19th Street; North on 19th Street to 
Dupbnt Circle; Counter-clockwise around Dupont Circle to New Hampshire Avenue;' North- 
east on New Hampshire Avenue to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 2B08 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Florida 
Avenue and U Street; East on U Street to New Hampshire Avenue; Southwest on New 
Hampshire Avenue to T Street; West on T Street to 17th Street; South on 17th Street to 
New Hampshire Avenue; Southwest on New Hampshire Avenue to Swann Street; West on 
Swann Street to 19th Street; North on 19th Street to Florida Avenue; Northeast on Florida 
Avenue to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 2B09 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 16th 
Street and U Street; East on U Street to 14th Street; South on 14th Street to S Street; 
West on S Street to 17th Street; North on 17th Street to T Street; East on T Street to New 
Hampshire Avenue; Northeast on New Hampshire Avenue to the point of beginning, 

Description of ANC 2C Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of I Street and Vermont Avenue; East on I Street to 11th Street; North on 
11th Street to Massachusetts Avenue; Southeast on Massachusetts Avenue to Mi Vernon 
Place; East on Mt. Vernon Place to' 7th Street; South on 7th Street to Massachusetts 
Avenue; Southeast on Massachusetts Avenue to the eastern boundary of Interstate 395; 
South on along the eastern boundary of Interstate 395 to the point where it crosses beneath 
Constitution Avenue; East on Constitution Avenue to its intersection with a line extending 
north from the center line of South Capitol Street through the center of the Capitol building; 
South along said line to Independence Avenue; West on Independence Avenue to 15th Street, 
S.W.; North on 15th Street, S.W. to 15th Street; Continuing north on 15th Street to H 
Street; West on H Street to Vermont Avenue; North on Vermont Avenue to the point of 
beginning. 

Description of SMD 2C01 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of I Street and Vermont Avenue; East on I Street to 11th Street; North on 
11th Street to Massachusetts Avenue; Southeast on Massachusetts Avenue to Mt. Vernon 
Place; East on Mt. Vernon Place to 7th Street; South on 7th Street to Massachusetts 
Avenue; Southeast on Massachusetts Avenue to 5th Street; South on 5th Street to H Street; 
West on H Street to 6th Street; South on 6th Street' to E Street; West on E Street to 9th 
Street; South on 9th Street to Independence Avenue, SW; West on Independence Avenue to 
15th Street, S.W.; North on 15th Street, S.W. to 15th Street; Continuing north on 15th 
Street to H Street; West on H Street to Vermont Avenue; North on Vermont Avenue to the 
point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 2C02 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 
Massachusetts Ave and 5th Street; Southeast on Massachusetts Ave to the eastern boundary 
of Interstate 395; South along the eastern boundary of Interstate 395 to its intersection with 
a line projected east from G Street; West along said line to G Street; Continuing West on G 
Street to 5th Street; North along 5th Street to the point of beginning. 

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All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise, designated,, , : . Beginning at 
the intersection of 6th Street and H Street; East on H Street to 5th' Street; South on 5th 
Street to G Street; East on G Street arid continuing east along aline projecting G Street to 
the eastern boundary of Interstate 395; South along said eastern boundary of Interstate 395 
to l&e point" V^er^ East on Cqnst&tion ^enlfe to 

ite;interse^ extending north from the 'center "line: of South' Caj)iM f Str|et 

tteougfy Se^center of the ^apitol building; South along saidf line to Independence V&enue; 
West p:f 1^ S.W. toM Street, Sty.f NortM on 9tti Street, S.W1 to'9th 

Street; Cdhtinuing north on '9th Street to E Street; East on E^tireet'Wsth^Stre'eij/Nof^ 
on 6th Street to the point of beginning. !V ' ! ' } '' 

Description of ANC 2D" Boundaries 

^l.!5treete, x 4re;lp^tea48/te§ Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the.mfcersection of QqiinecticutlAyenu -Creek; £>puth pn r Connecticut Ayeinue to 

Florida Ayenue; ; ,Sou^^ tp!-22n : d Street; South on 22nd Street' to P 

Street; West on P /Street to Rock Creplt; Horth on Rock Creek to the point of beginning,. 

Description of SMD 2D01 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Norffiwest quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the., intersection of ^Connecticut Avenue and Rock Creek; , South on Connecticut Ayenue.to 
(California jStre.et; fr West on California Street to 23rd Street; Soutti on 23rd Street to Bancroft 
Place; Wesson Bancroft (Place to/£4tk Street; South on 24th; ; Sft^eet to Massachusetts 
Avenue; Northwest on . Massachusetts Avenue to Rock Creek;,, Northeast on Rpck,pre ; ek to 
the "point of beginning. 

Inscription of SMD 2D02 Boundaries 

All streets are located inythe ^"oi*thwes ( t, quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection pf Connecticut Avenue and-Califprnia Street; Southron CpnnecticutAyenue 
to Elorida Av v enue; Southwest on Florida Avenue to; 22nd /Street; South on 22nd; Staceet ; to P 
Street;:];: West on,P Street to Rock Creek; North on Rock^GreeJc to Massachusetts Avenue; 
Southeast on, Massachusetts; Avenue to ^4th Street;; North on 24th Street to; Bancroft, Place; 
East ^QnvBancrof^^Placgitp.23rd Street;; North on 23rd Street to California street;;] East t on 
California; Street to; the point of,beginning. ; . , .<-.. ■ , ; }l - ,,.,:,■■ , v . : 

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AlLstreets are located: in the Northwestquadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning;at 
the intersection of the southern boundary of the eastern leg of Glover Archbold Park and the 
eastern boundary of Glover Archbold Park; South along the eastern boundary of Glover 
Archbold Park and along a line eittehding the eastern boundary of Glover Archbold Park 
south to the District ■> of GolumbiaTCoinmpnwealth; of Virginia boundary line at the Common- 
wealthjof V^^ia ^shore of ; the Rptpmac ;Iliyer;' South -along the District of Cqlumbia- 
Gommpny^ealth p^iVirgtai^-bo^dary/line to.its intersection with the , Theodore Roosevelt 
Memorial Bridge; Northeast/from .said ;mtersection to the center of the mouth of Rock Creek; 
North: along the; centerline of Rpck ; Creek to ^Massachusetts. Avenue; Northwest ; lalong 
Massachusetts Avenue to Whitehaven; Street; West oft .Whitehaven /Street to the northwest 
boundary/ o&Dujiftka^ the .npr ? thwestj boundary of Dumbarton < Oaks 

Bark to Whitehavfen Street; West pn;;il^tehaven^S1re'etLte Avenue; : North on 

Wisconsin rAyenue to 35tb Street; SputhAon ; 35th Street' to TOitehaveri Parkway; West on 
Whitehaven Parkway to the southern boundary of the eastern leg of Glover Archbold Park; 
West on said boundary to the point of beginning.. 

Description of SMD 2E01 Boundaries 

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All • streets aredocated in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated. ^ Beginning at 
the intersection of the southern boundary of the eastern leg;bf Glover Archbold< Park and the 
eastern boundary of Glover Archbold Parkjv South along theeasterri boundary of < Glover 
Archbold Park to the Georgetown Medical Center -Servicer road just south of the New 

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Research Building; East on said road to the Lombardi Cancer Center; Continuing east along 
the southern edge of the Lombardi Cancer Center to the Pasquerilla Health Center; South 
along the western edge of the Pasquerilla Health Center to the Leavey parking garage; East 
along the northern edge of the Leavey parking garage to the existing campus road 
immediately to the east of the garage. North on said road to Reservoir Road; East on 
Reservoir Road to '35th Street; North on 35th Street to S Street; East along a line extending 
S Street east to 34th Street; North on 34th Street to Wisconsin Avenue; Northwest on 
Wisconsin Avenue to 35th Street; South on 35th Street to Whitehaven Parkway; West on 
Whitehaven Parkway to the southern boundary of the eastern leg of Glover Archbold Park; 
Continuing west along the southern boundary of the eastern leg of Glover Archbold Park to 
the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 2E02 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of 38th Street and Reservoir Road; South along the existing Georgetown 
University campus road to a point equidistant from the Darnall Hall building and the 
westernmost Henle Village building; Northeast along a line equidistant from the Darnall Hall 
building and the Henle Village buildings until extending as far north as the northwest corner 
of the northernmost Henle Village building; East to the western property boundary of the 
Georgetown Visitation School; Counterclockwise around the property boundary of the 
Georgetown Visitation School to P Street; East on P Street to 35th Street; North on 35th 
Street to Volta Place; East on Volta Place to Wisconsin Avenue; Northwest on Wisconsin 
Avenue to Q Street; East on Q Street to 32nd Street; North on 32nd Street to S Street; 
West on S Street to Wisconsin Avenue; Northwest on Wisconsin Avenue to 34th Street; 
South on 34th Street to its intersection with a line extending S Street east from 35th Street; 
West along said line to 35th Street; South on 35th Street to Reservoir Road; West on 
Reservoir Road to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 2E03 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of 35th Street and Volta Place; East on Volta Place to Wisconsin Avenue; 
Northwest on Wisconsin Avenue to Q Street; East on Q Street to 31st Street;, South on 31st 
Street to Dumbarton Street; West on Dumbarton Street to Wisconsin Avenue; Southeast on 
Wisconsin Avenue to Prospect Street; West on Prospect Street to 35th Street; North on 35th 
Street to N Street; West on N Street to 36th Street; North on 36th Street to Street; West 
on Street to 37th Street; North on 37th Street to P Street; East on P Street to 35th 
Street; North on 35th Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 2E04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of 37th Street and Prospect Street; West on Prospect Street and continuing 
west along the southern border of Census Tract 2.01 to its intersection with the eastern 
border of Glover Archbold Park; North on said border of Glover Archbold Park to the 
Georgetown Medical Center service road just south of the New Research Building; East on 
said road to the Lombardi Cancer Center; Continuing east along the southern edge of the 
Lombardi Cancer Center to the Pasaquerella Health Center; South along the western edge 
of the Pasquerilla Health Center to the Leavey parking garage; East along the northern 
edge of the Leavey parking garage to the existing campus road immediately to the east of the 
garage. South on said road, passing west of Harbin Hall, to its intersection with a line 
extending Street from the east; East on said line to its intersection with a line extending 
the western edge of the New North Building to the north; South along said line and 
continuing south along a line passing to the west of the New North building and pass between 
the Village C West buildings and the Village C East building, to an existing campus service 
road between the Village C East building to the north and the New South building to the 
south; In an easterly direction on said service road and. an eastward extension of said service 
road passing to the north -of the New South building, the Village A buildings and the 
Lauinger building to 37th Street; South on 37th Street to. the point of beginning. 

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z'i- Description of SMD 2E05 Boundaries l ■• . ■ ; ^ 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant unless ,,oibe;nyise designated, t Beginning at 
the mtersectipti of the, eastern boundary of Glover Ai'chbmd Park and the/soutliern border of 
Census^ct^ border of^Qensus, Tract 2.01 tp ^ospect^Street; 

Continuing East on Prospect f ^reMlJ6 a driveway lfeieef.east of the curfe at 36th 1 Street; 
Hprth ,along : said idrivewa^ distant; p East from said^point tq ^point 130 feet 

distant; Nort^from said^ between the Neyils' Building, and ^Loyola 

Hall to, ]S[ Street; East on^Sfreet to 35th Street; $outh on 35th .Street to ; Prosp^et,^treet; 
East oh Prospect Str^eti.teWisc^ 

ton Street; East on Dumbarton 'Street to 31st Street;' South on & 1st Street to, ^.Street; 
East on M Street to Pennsylvania Avenue; Southeast on Pennsylvania Avenue to its 
intersection with the centerline of. -Rock Creek; Southwest along the centerline of Rock Creek 
to its mouthy Southwest from the center of the mouth of Rock Creek to the intersection of 
the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge and the 1 District of Cblumbia-Commohwealth of 
Virginia 'boundary line- ^ at the ^Commonwealth } of ^Virginia shore of the Potomac River; 
Northwest; along' the ^District of Columbia bouhdaiy line on the Virginia shore of the Potomac 
River to; its intersection ; witH *a line extending the eastern boundary of Glover Archbold Park 
south; North along said line 1 to thie^point of beginning. ' 

v / , v r Description ^of SMD 2E06 Boundaries r 

All streets are located in th% rToithwfest Quadrant unless' otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of^31st Streetand Q' Street; East on Q Street' to 28th Street; South on 28th 
Street to P Street; East on P Street to its 'intersection jptn the centerline of Rock Creek; 
Southwest along the centerline of 'Rock Creek to Pennsylvania t Avenue; ' Northwest on 
Pennsylvania to M Street; West on M Street to 31st Street; 'North on 31st Street to the 
point of beginning Q 'Street. ' ' ' "'/ \ /' . " "' . ! 

Description of SMD 2E07 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the iriterseMon M Wi^ Street; East on Whitehaven Street to 

the northwest boundary of Dumbarton Oaks Park; -Easterly albrig said northwest boundary 
of Dumbarton Oaks Park to Whitehaven Street; Eastbri Whitehaven Street t6;Massabhusetts 
Avenue; Southeast on Massachusetts Avenue fo its intersection with the ceriteiflirie of Rock 
Greek; Southeast along the centerline of Rock Creek to P Street; Weston P Street to 28th 
Street; ; North f 6n 68th Street to Q St; West onQStrefet to 32nd Street; ;■ N^orth on' 32nd 
Street WS : Street; West on S Street to Wisconsin Avenue; Northwest' on Wisconsiri Avenue 
to the point of beginning, * - " ; :> 7 

Description of SMD 2E08 Boundaries 

All streets are loeatedlin the : northwest quadrant:unleSss otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of 37th Steeet^ and Prdspect 'Street^ Noiffi on 37th'Street to its intersection 
with a -line; extending an existmg.campus service road between the Village: ;C East building to 
the north- and the .New'iSouth building- to the souths West along'said line and r said service 
road to its intersection with aline extending the. western edge ;of the New NortfriBuilding to 
the south; North dong ? said line to its intersection- with: a line*' extending Street 'from the 
east; West along said, line i extending 0* Street to dts intersection with : ah;existingi.canipusjroad 
immediately , to the west of ; Harbin JHallp North; to a point equidistant ;from-theiDarnall:Hall 
building and the westernmost Henle Village building; 'Northeast along a line equidistant from 
the Darriall Hall building and the Henie Village buildings until extending as far north as^the 
northwest corner of the northernmost Henle^ Village building; East to the western property 
boundary of the .Georgetown Visitation School;,! Counterclockwise around the property- 
boundary of the Georgetown Visitation School txrP Street; .West .oh P Streetto>37tfr Street; 
South .on,37th Street toO Street* East on Streettb ; 36th Street^ Southlon 36tKStreetfeN 
Street; East on iNi Street to a walkway; between the Nevils Buildihg<and Loyola Hall;.?230 feet 
east of the curb at 36th^Streetj;vrSouth: along said walkway to > a point i 55. distant; West from 
said point to a /pointl30:feet distant along a- driveway; South' along said driveway to, Prospect 
Street; Weston Prospect Sti'ee^ttoj the. point of 'beginning. - v,*/^ r i$\< ** v'\ ■ '"■» < / 

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Description of ANC 2F Boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of 15th and S Streets, N.W.; East on S Street, N.W. to 11th 
Street, N.W.; South on 11th Street, N.W. to P Street, N.W.; East on P Street, N.W. to 9th 
Street, N.W.; South on 9th Street, -N.W: to N:Street, N.W.; East on N Street, N.W. to the 
alley running along the eastern side of the Washington Convention Center; South along said 
alley to M Street, N.W.; East on M Street, N.W. to 7th Street, N.W.; South on 7th Street, 
N.W. to Mt Vernon Place, N.W.; West on Mt. Vernon Place, N.W. to Massachusetts Avenue, 
N.W.; Northwest on Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. to 11th Street, N.W.;- South on 11th 
Street, N.W. to I Street, N.W.; West on I Street, N.W. to the portion of 15th Street, N.W. 
that lies to the west of McPherson Square; North on 15th Street, N.W. to the point of 
beginning; 

Description of SMD 2F01 Boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of 15th and S Streets, N.W.; East on S Street, N.W. to 11th 
Street, N.W.; South on 11th Street, N.W. to Vermont Avenue, N.W.; Southwest on Vermont 
Avenue, N.W. to Q Street, N.W.; West on Q Street to 15th Street; North on 15th Street, 
N.W. to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 2F02 Boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of 15th and Q Streets, N.W. East on Q Street, N.W. to 13th 
Street, N.W.; South on 13th Street to Logan Circle; Counterclockwise around Logan Circle 
to Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.; Southwest on Rhode Island Avenue, N.W. to 15th Street, 
N.W.; North on 15th Street, N.W. to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 2F03 Boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of 15th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.,; Northeast on 
Rhode Island Avenue, N.W. to Logan Circle; Counterclockwise around Logan Circle to 
Vermont Avenue; Southwest on Vermont Ave NW to Thomas Circle; Counterclockwise 
around Thomas Circle to Massachusetts Avenue; Northwest on Massachusetts Avenue to 
15th Street; North on 15th Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 2F04 Boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of N Street, N.W. and Vermont Avenue, N.W. Northeast on 
Vermont Avenue to Logan Circle; Counterclockwise around Logan Circle to 13th Street, 
N.W.; North on 13th Street, N.W. to Q Street, N.W.; East on Q Street, N.W. to Vermont 
Avenue, N.W.; Northeast on Vermont Avenue, N.W. to 11th Street, N.W,; South on 11th 
Street, N.W. to P Street, N.W.; East on P Street, N.W. to 10th Street, N.W.; South on 10th 
Street, N.W. to N Street, N.W.; West on N Street, N.W. to the point of beginning; 

Description of SMD 2F05 Boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of 15th Street, N.W. and Massachusetts Avenue, N.W...; 
Southeast on Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. to Thomas Circle; Clockwise . around Thomas 
Circle to Vermont Avenue, N.W.; North on Vermont Avenue, N.W. to N Street, N.W.; East 
on N Street, N.W. to 13th Street, N.W.; South on 13th Street, N.W. to L Street, N.W.; West 
on L Street, N.W. to 14th Street, N.W.; South on 14th Street, N.W. to I Street, N.W.; West 
on I Street, N.W, to 15th Street, N.W.; North on 15th Street, N.W. to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 2F06 Boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of 10th Street, N.W. and P Street, N.W.; East on P Street, 
N.W. to 9th Street, N.W.; South on 9th Street, N.W. to N Street, N.W.; East on N Street; 
N.W. to the alley running along the eastern side of the Washington Convention Center; 
South along said alley to M Street, N.W.; East on M Street, N.W. to 7th Street, N.W.; South 
on 7th Street, N.W. to Mt Vemon Place; West on Mount Vernon Place to Massachusetts 
Avenue, N.W.; Northwest on Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. to 11th Street, N.W. ; North on 
11th Street, N.W. to M Street, N.W.; East on M Street, N.W. to 10th Street, N.W.; North on 
10th Street, N.W. to the point of beginning. 

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Description of SMD 2E07 Boundaries 

Beginning -at the intersection 'of 13th and N Sfreetsi N.W.; East on N Street, N.W. to 10th 
Street, N.W.; South on 10th Street, N.W. to'M Street, N.W.; ^West on M Street, N.W. to 13th 
Street, N.W.;- North on 13th Street, N.W. tb^the poinW begim^ J ' *'"■ 

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Beginning <at the intersection. of 13th, and M- : Streets, .-N.^.; East on, M Street, N.W. to i 1th 
Street, N,W; South on 11th Street, N.W. to I Street, N.W;; West on I Street* N.W; to 14th 
Street, N,W,; North on ; 14th Street, N.W. to L Street, N»;. .Easjfc on L Street, N<W. to 13th 
Street, N.W.; North on 13th Street, N.W. to the point of beginning. -; ( , \,, 

Description of ANC 3B Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at' the intersection of the 
centerline of the former Arizona Avenue' right of way within Glover-ArcHbold Park and 
Massachusetts ! Avehue; Southeast on Massachusetts Avenue to 39th Street; South on 39th 
Street to Garfield Street; East on Garfield Street to Wisconsin Avenue; South on Wisconsin 
Avenue to Calvert Street; East. on .Calvert Street to. Observatory Circle — U.S. Naval 
Observatory property line; Counter-clockwise around said' property line to its intersection 
with the northwest prpperty. boundary of Dumbarton Oaks Park;^ Sputa along said property 
boundary of Dumbarton Oaks Park to Whitehaven, Street;, Southwest on Whitehaven Street 
to Wisconsin Avenue; Northwest on Wisconsin Avenue to \35tfo;Stree,t; • South on 35th Street 
to Whitehaven Parkway; West along Whitehaven Parkway to the Southern boundary of the 
eastern leg of Glover-Archbold Park; West along said southern boundary of the eastern leg 
of Glover-Archbold Park to the point where' -it intersects the eastern boundary of Glover- 
Archbold r Park; North ^long said eastern boundary of Glover Archbold Park to ,its intersec- 
fibriwi&'a line expending W Street from' the west; West along said^ne.exteholnig W Street 
from the, west to i its intersection with the centerline of .the former^ Arizona Aypiiue ] right of 
way within Grlpver-Arcfabpld P^rk; rf orth along said cgnterhne of the former Aiazona Avenue 
right of way tothepbi^ < ". ;r ": v \'. .- l " * or f J_\ ,. /* '.',' ^ ;( . 

Description of SMD 3B01 Boundaries 

All streets are located- in the .Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Tunlaw 
Road and Calvert Street; West onGaJvprt Street^tO 39th Street; Northwest on 39th gtreetto 
Edmunds Street; West on Edmunds Street vto J;v 42nd Street; Continuing west along aline 
extending Edmunds, Street west to its intersecjaon* with the centerline of the formei* Arizona 
Avenue, right ; pf f way within Glover-Archbold Park; North.along&aid 'eenterhhejofithe former 
Arizona Avenue!; right of way to its intersection with New tytexico Avenue; Southeast on New 
Mexico Avenue to Tunlaw Road; East on Tunlaw Road to Fulton Street; Northeast on 
Fulton Street to Watson Place; Northeast on Watsoir Place -to Garfield Street; East on 
Garfield Street to Wisconsin Avenue; .South; on Wisconsin Avenue to Pulton Street; rjflfest. on 
Fulton VStreet t& 39th Street; South, on 39th S^eeVancl c6n&rnng,%onip } aipng! a line 
pending 39th Street to Tunlaw' Road; Southeast on Tunlaw Ep.ad '.'.id "the point oj beginning. 

I '■■'?;. '■', '" Description of SMD 3B02 Boundaries , \ i 

All' 'streets are t 'l6 , c'ated in the Northwest^'quadrant. " Beginning at the intersection of Fulton 
Street and Wisconsin Avenpe;,: JSquth. on Wisconsin Avenue to Calvert Street; East on 
Calvert Street to Observatory Circle— Naval Observatory property line; Counter-clockwise 
around said propei^/lme-^:-.its ; :Uhterse.^onvwith the northwest property boundary, .of 
Dumbarton Oaks Park; South 1 along said; property boundary of Dumbarton Oaks Park. to 
Whitehaven Street; Southwest'on Whitehaven- Street to Wisconsin Avenue;' Northwest on 
Wisconsin^ Avenue i to 35tht Street; South <:on 35th Street .tb Whitehaven Parkway; West.ofi 
Whitehaven Parkway to 37th Street; North on 37th Street to Tunlaw Road; Northwest on 
Tunlaw Road to: its intersection, with/a line extending 39th Street from the north; North on 
said line' extending 39th Street to' 39th<,Street; and continuing north on 39thStreet to Fulton 
Street; East on Fulton Street to the point of beginning* , ; > ^ 

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Description of SMD 3B03 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of the 
centerline of the former Arizona Avenue right of way within Glover-Archbold Park and a line 
extending Edmunds Street from the east; East along said line extending Edmunds Street 
and continuing east on Edmunds Street to 39th Street; Southeast on 39th Street to Calvert 
Street; West on Calvert Street to 40th Street; South on 40th Street to W Street; West on W 
Street to its intersection with a line extending east from the portion of W Street west of 
Glover-Archbold Park; Continuing west on said line extending east from the portion of W 
Street west of Glover-Archbold Park, to its intersection with the centerline of the former 
Arizona Avenue right of way within Glover-Archbold Park; North along said centerline of the 
former Arizona Avenue right of way to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 3B04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of the 
centerline of the former Arizona Avenue right of way within Glover-Archbold Park and 
Massachusetts Avenue; Southeast on Massachusetts Avenue to 39th Street; South on 39th 
Street to Watson Place; Southwest on Watson Place to Fulton Street; Southwest on Fulton 
Street to Tunlaw Road; West on Tunlaw Road to New Mexico Avenue; Northwest on New 
Mexico Avenue to its intersection with the centerline of the former Arizona Avenue right of 
way within Glover-Archbold park; North along said centerline of the former Arizona Avenue 
right of way to the point of beginning; .... 

Description of SMD 3B05 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Calvert 
Street and Tunlaw Road; Southeast on Tunlaw Road to 37th. Street; South on 37th Street to 
its intersection with the southern property line of Whitehaven Park; West along said 
southern boundary of Whitehaven Park to the eastern boundary of Glover-Archbold Park; 
North along said eastern boundary of Glover-Archbold Park to its intersection with a line 
extending east from the portion of W Street west of Glover-Archbold Park; East on said line 
extending W Street to its intersection with W Street, and continuing east on W Street to 40th 
Street; North on 40th Street to Calvert Street; East on Calvert Street to the point of 
beginning. 

Description of ANC 3C Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Van Ness 
Street and Wisconsin Avenue; Southeast on Wisconsin Avenue to Quebec Street; East on 
Quebec Street to Idaho Avenue; Northeast on Idaho Avenue to Rodman Street; Continuing 
northeast along a line extending Idaho Avenue to the rear property lines of the properties 
fronting on the north side of Rodman Street; East along said rear property lines of the 
properties fronting on the north side of Rodman Street to Reno Road; Southeast on Reno 
Road to the southwest corner of Melvin Hazen Park; East on the southern boundary of 
Melvin Hazen Park and continuing east along the rear property boundaries of the properties 
fronting on the north side of Rodman Street to Connecticut Avenue; Southeast on Connects 
cut Avenue to Rodman Street; West on Rodman Street to the alley behind the properties 
fronting on the west side of Connecticut Avenue; Southeast on said alley to Porter Street; 
East on Porter Street to Connecticut Avenue; Northwest on Connecticut Avenue to the 
northern property line of 3601 Connecticut Avenue; Northeast along said northern property 
line of 3601 Connecticut Avenue and continuing northeast along a line extending said property 
line to Melvin Hazen Creek; East on Melvin Hazen Greek to Rock Creek; Southerly on Rock 
Creek to Massachusetts Avenue; Northwest on Massachusetts Avenue to Whitehaven Street; 
West on Whitehaven Street to the northwestern boundary of Dumbarton Oaks Park; West 
along said northwestern boundary of said Dumbarton Oaks Park to its intersection with the 
property boundary of the U.S. Naval Observatory; Clockwise around said property boundary 
of the U.S. Naval Observatory to Calvert Street; West on Calvert Street to Wisconsin 
Avenue; North on Wisconsin Avenue to Garfield Street: West on Garfield Street to 39th 
Street; North on 39th Street to Massachusetts Avenue; Northwest on Massachusetts Avenue 
to its intersection with the centerline of the former Arizona Avenue right of way within 

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Glover-Arehbold Park; North along^said eenterlitie of tHeiiiforrrier Arizona Avenue right of 
way to Van Ness Street: East on Van Ness Street to the point of beginning. 

i '■.;.! Description of ;SMD^ , , > 

Jill "streets are located in t^e ; rfprth^ intersection of" Klirigje 

RoaH and. .Rbelc Creek;, Soutb^^ Connecticut 'Avenife;' Northwest ori 

Connecticut Avenue to MrigJe^Road; East bn Mngle Road to the point ' of 'beginning. 

; x'i jfTo-'i Description of SMD 3C02 Boundaries , > 

All "streets .are located' in the Northwest quadrant./ Beginning at the intersection of 
Connecticut Avenue and Garfield Street; Southeast on ConfiecticuTt Avenue' ; t0 Calvert Street; 
West on Calvert Street to Cleveland Avenue; Northwest On Cleveland Avenue to 31st Street; 
North on 31st Street to ^Garfield .Street; East , on . Garfield Street to Woodley Road; 
Continuing east on Woodley Road to 27th Street; North on 27th Street to Garfield Street; 
East on'" Garfield Street to the point of begirihihg.^' ■■•,.-»■.,,' 

\ " _.",.,*:-. i; f Descr^tion of SMI) 3C03 Boundaries. 

All streets are located' in^trie 1 Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 
Connecticut Avenue arid Klingie Rbad; Southeast on Connecticut Avenue to Garfield Street; 
West oh GarMcr Street to^27tir;Street;\ South on 27th Street 1 to Woodley Road; West bn 
Woodley Rbad to 29th Street; ^Nbrth on 29th^treet' to Cortlantf Place; West^on'Cort^ 
Place to Klingle Road; East on Klingle Road to the point of beginning. ' " Wii - 

Description of SMD 3C04 Boundaries 

All streets are located W the Northwest quadrant Beginning at the intersection of Rock 
Creek arid Melvin'-Hazen : €reek;' SbutKerly^bn'Rbck 'Creek to Klingle 1 Road; 1 West onElihgle 
Road to its intersection with>a'lirie extending the: : eas^ Macomb 

Street ^tb the south; ^Nbrthvori' said line extending t^eeasteffi Macomb 

Stre et and continuing north On said property line to ^fflacom>&tr£ei^ ; West ! ori' MacoM Street 
to ^Connecticut "Avenue; 'Northwest on Connected lAveto ;with-#ie 

southern property boundary 'Of Square 2222 -Lot 805; Ea'stPalong'Said southern "boundary of 
Square 2222 Lot 805 to its intersection with Porter Street;- Northwest* on Porter Street<to 
Quebec Street; East on Quebec Street to the eastern property line of 3601 Connecticut 
Avenue; Counter-clockwise around,, the eastern property fine of 3601 Connecticut Avenue to 
its northern-most point; East along a line extending the northern property boundary of 3601 
Connecticut Avenue east to Melvih Hazen Creek; East on Melyin Hazen < Creek to the point 
of beginning. ■■• .>j, <?'" -v- -, v.^ ' ■■• ■ ^, ; - ^ 

" ' il1 ( Description of SME> 3C05 Boundaries v t f ' ! 

All streets are located r in ^the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Reno 
Road and Rodman Street; :\ ^E ! ast ; on the southern boundary of Melvin, Hazen Park and 
continuing east along the rear property boundaries of the* properties fronting on the north 
side of Rodnian Street to Connecticut Avenue; Southeast on Connecticut Avenue .to Rodmari 
Street; .West on ,;Rodirian Street to the valley behind the properties frontihg.on the west side 
of Connecticut Avenue;-, Southeast on said alley to Porter Street; -East on Porter Streetito 
Connecticut Avenue ;I" : Northwest 1 on Connecticut Avenue to the northern property line of 3601 
Connecticut' Avenue; Clockwise around said property;boundary of 3601 Connecticut Avenue 
to Quebec Street; i West oir Quebec Street; to Porter (Street; Southeast on Porter Street td'dts 
intersection with the southern prop ertyboundary, of Square 2222 Lot 805; West r along;> said 
southern jDOuridary of Square 2222 Lot 805. to, its intersections with Connecticut i ; Avenue; 
Southeast' on Connecticut Avenue to. -Newark Street; Wesfe onnNewark Street to : 34th Street; 
North on .34th Streeif to Ordway Street;' Westton Grdway Street to, 36th Street^ 'Norfcbh 
36th» Street to Porter* ;Street; West "on Porter Sti v eet tb; Wisconsin Avenue;" 1 Northwest. 'On 
Wisconsin Avenue to .Quebec Street; i East on.Quebec'Street to Idaho" Avenue; .Northeasti on 
Idaho.Avenue Rodman j Street;,; K Continuing northeast along a line extending Idaho Avenue to 
the rear, property lines of the: prbperties^fponting on the north iside of s Rodman Street} ''East 
along said rear 'property lines ^'Of the properties fronting on. the north sidevof Rodman .Street 
to .Reno Road; Southeast onvReno:R6ad to the point of beginning;., ' . ;■ . .^i --u 

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Description of SMD 3C06 Boundaries 

All streets are. located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Van Ness 
Street and Wisconsin Avenue; Southeast on Wisconsin Avenue to Newark Street; West on 
Newark Street to Idaho Avenue; Southwest on Idaho Avenue to Macomb Street; West on 
Macomb Street to its intersection with the centerline of the former Arizona Avenue right of 
way within Glover-Archbold park; North along said centerline of the former Arizona Avenue 
right of way to Van Ness Street; East on Van Ness Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 3C07 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Wisconsin 
Avenue and Newark Street; South on Wisconsin Avenue to Macomb Street; West on 
Macomb Street to the behind the properties fronting along the west side of Wisconsin 
Avenue; South on said alley to the southwest property corner of 3210 Wisconsin Avenue; 
East on the south property line of 3210 Wisconsin Avenue and continuing east along a line 
extending said property line east to Wisconsin Avenue; South on Wisconsin Avenue to 
Garfield Street; West on Garfield Street to 39th Street; North on 39th Street to Massachu- 
setts Avenue; Northwest on Massachusetts Avenue to Macomb Street; East on Macomb 
Street to Idaho Avenue; Northeast on Idaho Avenue to Newark Street; East on Newark 
Street to the 'point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 3C08 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Wisconsin 
Avenue and Woodley Road; East on Woodley Road to Klingle Road; East on Klingle Road to 
Cortland Place; East on Cortland Place to 29th Street; South on 29th Street to Garfield 
Street; West on Garfield Street to 31st Street; South on 31st Street to Cleveland Avenue; 
Southeast oil Cleveland Avenue to Calvert Street; East on Calvert Street to Connecticut 
Avenue; Southeast on Connecticut Avenue to Rock Creek; Southerly on Rock Creek to 
Massachusetts Avenue; Northwest on Massachusetts Avenue to Whitehaven Street; West on 
Whitehaven Street to the northwestern boundary of Dumbarton Oaks Park; West along said 
northwestern boundary of said Dumbarton Oaks Park to its intersection with the property 
boundary of the U.S. Naval Observatory; Clockwise around said property boundary of the 
U.S. Naval Observatory to Calvert Street; West on Calvert Street to Wisconsin Avenue; 
North on Wisconsin Avenue to the point of beginning. 

. Description of SMD 3C09 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. ' Beginning at the intersection of Wisconsin 
Avenue and Porter Street; East on Porter Street to 36th Street; South on 36th Street to 
Ordway Street; East on Ordway Street to 34th Street; South on 34th Street to Newark 
Street; East on Newark Street to Connecticut Avenue; Southeast on Connecticut Avenue to 
Macomb Street; East on Macomb Street to the eastern property line of 2710 Macomb Street; 
South on the eastern property line of 2710 Macomb Street and continuing south along a line 
extending said property line south to Klingle Road; West and southwest on Klingle Road to 
Woodley Road; West on Woodley Road to Wisconsin Avenue; North on Wisconsin Avenue to 
its intersection with a line extending the southern property boundary of 3210 Wisconsin 
Avenue to the east; West on said line extending the southern property boundary of 3210 
Wisconsin Avenue and continuing west on said property line to the alley at the rear of said 
property; North on said alley to Macomb Street; East on Macomb Street to Wisconsin 
Avenue; North on Wisconsin Avenue to the point of beginning. 

Description of ANC 3D Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the southwest intersection of 
the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary and Westmoreland Circle; Southwest 
along the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line to the Commonwealth of 
Virginia-District of Columbia boundary line on the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the 
Potomac River; Southeast along the Commonwealth of Virginia-District of Columbia bound- 
ary line on the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River to its intersection with 
a line extending the eastern boundary of Glover Archbold Park from the north; North along 

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said line extending the eastern boundary bf'Glbver Archbbld': Parkland continuing north along 
the eastern boundary of Glover-Archbold Park, to its intersection with a line extending W 
Streetvfroni the west; 'W£s^ Street to its ihtersejct&n 'with the 

centerline of the fc^e^^zoM .Avenue right of way within Glover^A^chbplS Park; ftorth 
&long said cehterBhle jof ; the fornier; Arizona Avenue right of way to its intersection with Van 
NeSs Street; West ; qn ' Van r^ess Street to Nebraska Avenue; Southwest oh Nebraska Avenue 
to; 'its intersedtioftwith aline Extending TindAli 'streets to the southeast;, Northwest along 
said line" extending TindAli WtreSts'tb 44th Street; Southwest along 44th '' Street to l the 
northeast property corner of 44;12^edgewickSteee.t; : South along the property boundary of 
4412 Sedgewick Street to its southeast corner; Northwest along the rear property boundaries 
Of the lots-frpntihg along the south sidie of Sedgewick Street to 45th Street; Southwest on 
45th Street ^Massachusetts Avenue; Northwest on Massachusetts Avenue to Westmoreland 
Circle; Clockwise around 'Westmoreland Circles to the point -of beginning. ^ -\ 

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; Description 6f SMD 3D01 Boundaries ■ v* ^: 

All' streets arei located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning, at; the intersection of Foxhall 
Road and j$ Street; East on W Street and, continuing -easj> along a line extending W Street to 
the, east through Glover-Archbold Park to .its intersec,tipn;wjththe centerline of the; former 
Arizona Avenue right of way within Glover-Archbold Park; North along said, centerline of the 
former Arizona Avenue right of way to New. Mexico Avenue; Northwest on New Mexico 
Avenue to Klingle Street; Wesson Klifigle Street : to '44th Street; North on 44th Street to 
Macomb ^Street;; ..East on .Macomb Street to New^Mpxi^ Avenue;, ^orthwest on New Mexico 
Avenue to. its .mtersectiph with a, line extending the^hqr|fterni prpper^y<boundary of 3301 New 
Mexico Avenue to the' .west; East along, sai^Lline. extending, the northern property boundary 
of 3301 New Mexico Avenue, and continuing, east along a line extending said property 
boundary, to the east to its intersection with the rear'property bountoy.£tilOQ Massachu- 
setts Avenue; Northeast along said rea£ property line of; ,4100 Massachusetts Avenue yr , to 
Massachusetts Avenue; Northwest on Massachusetts^ Avenue to its intersection, vrith .south- 
eastern boundary of fee American University property j^ntified as ^'Squ^lr^^ieOl'.-L.otrS; 
Southwest along said southeastern property .'bounto Lot 3 to New Mexico 

Avenjue; Northwest along New Mexico " Ayenjae to^ Southwest qn Nebraska 

Avenue to Foxhall Road; Southwest from said inters^ and foxhall 

Road to the northernmost point of Battery KemW^ 

of Battery Kemble Park to its intersection' with a line^extending the southern boundary of 
Wesley Heights Park from the east; East albhg^aid line extending the southern boundary of 
Wesley Heights Park to 49th Street; South on 49th Street to the southwest property corner 
of 4&48 Dexter Str6^t;" East alphg the rear 'property; houhdarfes pf the propertied' fronting 
alpiig Dexter Street'to trie hp^ernmpst property ;dOT 

along the rear property lihes ^the^roperti^ fronting along 'die west sicfe of Foxhall Road tb 
the sputhWest property ^corner^ bf 2300 Foxhall Road; r E^sij along the rear property bound- 
aries; pi properties fronting along &e 'hbrth^n $idte otW Street to Fpxhalj Road; South on 
^^Kali/Rpad tb the point of begmning. ; ' \ : ' . ' . , ' ' ' , ;. 

^ ■ ; ■ Description of SMD ^D02 Boundaries v ' 

All streets are located v iri the Northwest quadrant]* Beginning at Massachusetts Avenue and 
Fprdham Road; : Southwefct on Fordham Ro&d- to 4&th SMetj - South' bri f/ 49th SfcrSSt --trf 
Glenbrook Rbati; West on Glenbrook Road tb Loughboro Road; West v bn';Louglibbro Road' to 
Macomb Street; Southwest on Macbmfr Street to Glenbrook' Road; ^ ;k Ea^t oh r Glenbrook ! Road 
to Millwood Lane; East on Millwood Lane^to Lpughbpm,R on Loughboro Road to 

Nebraska Avenue; Northeast oh Nebraska Avenue to the American University service road 
northeast of Roper Hall; Northwest along said, service 1 road to -Letts Hall;- Southwesbalong a 
line eqm^istant from Letts Hall and>Anderson>^ 

boundaries of the properties fronting on the, north side of Rbckwood Parkway; "West silong 
said rear property lilies of the properties fronting along.Rockwobd Parkway to the southeast 
property cornel' Pf the American ^University property identified as Square* 1600j Lot 816; 
Clockwise around said American -University propertyridehtifled^as Square^ 1600jLPt 816to its 
northeast ^corner; Clockwise around theuboundary = of thei-American University property 

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identified as Square 1600 Lot 1 to Massachusetts Avenue; Northwest on Massachusetts 
Avenue to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 3D03 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at Massachusetts Avenue and 
Fordham Road; Northwest on Massachusetts Avenue to Westmoreland Circle; Clockwise 
around Westmoreland Circle to the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary; 
Southwest along the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line to MacArthur 
Boulevard; South on MacArthur Boulevard to Little Falls Road; East on Little Falls Road to 
its end along the boundary of the Sibley Hospital property identified as Square 1448N Lot 
806; Clockwise around the property boundary of said Sibley Hospital property to Dalecarlia 
Parkway; South on Dalcarlia Parkway to Loughboro Road; East on Loughboro Road to 
Palisade Lane; South on Palisade Lane to Manning Place; East on Manning Place to Maud 
Street; South on Maude Street to Macomb Street; Southwest on Macomb Street to Klingle 
Street; East on Klingle Street to Arizona Avenue; Northeast on Arizona Avenue to 
Loughboro Road; West on Loughboro Road to Millwood Lane; West on Millwood Lane to 
Glenbrook Road; West on Glenbrook Road to Macomb Street; North on Macomb Street to 
Loughboro Road; East on Loughboro Road to Glenbrook Road; East on Glenbrook Road to 
49th Street: North on 49th Street to Fordham Road; East on Fordham Road to the point of 
beginning. 

Description of SMD 3D04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of the State 
of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary and MacArthur. Boulevard; South on MacArthur 
Boulevard to Little Falls Road; East on Little Falls Road to its end along the boundary of 
the Sibley Hospital property identified as Square 1448N Lot 806; Clockwise around the 
property boundary of said Sibley Hospital property to Dalecarlia Parkway; South on 
Dalecarlia Parkway to Loughboro Road; East on Loughboro Road to Palisade Lane,; South 
on Palisade Lane to Manning Place; East on Manning Place to Maud Street; South on 
Maude Street to Macomb Street; Southwest on Macomb Street to, Klingle Street; East on 
Klingle Street to Arizona Avenue; Southwest on Arizona Avenue to Canal Road; Continuing 
southwest along a line extending Arizona Avenue to the Commonwealth of Virginia — District 
of Columbia boundary on the Virginia shore of the Potomac River; Northwest along said 
Virginia shore of the Potomac River to the State of Maryland — District of Columbia 
boundary; Northeast along said State of Maryland — District of Columbia boundary to the 
point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 3D05 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at Loughboro Road and 
Arizona Avenue; Southwest on Arizona Avenue to Canal Road; Continuing southwest along a 
line . extending Arizona Avenue to the Commonwealth of Virginia — District of Columbia 
boundary on the Virginia shore of the Potomac River; Southeast along said Virginia shore of 
the Potomac River to its intersection with a line extending Whitehaven Parkway from the 
northeast; Northeast along said line extending Whitehaven Parkway to the intersection of 
Whitehaven Parkway and MacArthur Boulevard; Northwest on MacArthur Boulevard to U 
Street; East on U Street' to 48th Street; North on 48th Street to W Street; West on W 
Street to 49th Street; North on 49th Street to its intersection with a line extending the 
southern boundary of Wesley Heights Park to the west; West along said line extending the 
southern boundary of Wesley Heights Park west to the western boundary of Battery Kemble 
Park; North along the western boundary of Battery Kemble Park to its northernmost point; 
North from said northernmost point of Battery Kemble Park to the intersection of Nebraska 
Avenue and Foxhall Road; West on Nebraska Avenue to Loghboro Road; West on 
Loughboro Road to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 3D06 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of the. 
eastern boundary of Glover Archbold Park and the southern boundary of Whitehaven Park; 
West from said intersection of Glover-Archbold Park and Whitehaven Park along a line 

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connecting to' the intersection : of nWhitehaven Parkway and Foxhall Road; v Southeast ori 
Foxhall Road to Salem Lane; West on Salem Lane to 45th Street; (Southeast on 45th .Street 
to Q Street; Southwest on Q Street to MacArthur Boulevard; Northwest on MacArthur 
Boulevard to U Street; East on tf Street to" 48thStree : t; North on 48th Street to W Street; 
West on W Street to 49th Street; North on 49th, Streetto; the. southwest .property corner 1 of 
4§48 Dexter Street; * East, along the t rear property boundaries ^of the ^properties fronting along 
Dexter .Street to the northernmost property corner jof. 4526. Foxhall Crescent; South along 
the rear property lines of, the properties fronting along the west side' of Foxhall Road to the 
southwest .property corner of 2300 Foxhall .Road; East along the: rear property, boundaries*: of 
properties- fronting along the' northern, side v of Wi 'Steeet to Foxhall Road; ■ South on Foxhall 
Road to W Street; East on W Streetf<and continuing -east along- a line extending W Street to' 
the east across Glover^Archbold Park to the) eastern v b oundary of = Glover ; 'Arcihbold -Pari; 
South along the eastern boundary of. Glover ^Archbold Park to the; point of beginning; 

'*, '.'...' ** '.■"'"'' '.'*' Description of SMD3D07 Boundaries 

All streets, are located /in the i'^Orjfi^st^^u^^t. Beginning at the intersection of New 
Mexico Avenue and r^braska" Ayemie;^ Southwest on Nebraska Avenue to the American 
University service r6ad 'tiprthe&st of Rojier Hall; Northwest along said "service road to Letts 
Hall; Southwest along a h^e equidistant 'from Letts Hall and Anderson Hall to its intersec- 
tion with the rear property boundaries of the properties fronting on the north side of 
Rockwood Parkway; West, along -said rear property lines of > the properties fronting along 
Rpckwood Parkway to the southeast property corner of the American University property 
identified as Square 1600 Left 816; /'Clockwise' around' said 'American University property 
identified as Square s 1600 Lot 816 to Its riortheast corner;" Clockwise around the boundary of 
the American University property identified as Square .1600 Lot 1 to Massachusetts Avenue; 
Southeast on Massachusetts Avenue ■ to Ward Circle, and 'continuing' southeast ; bn^a : line 
extending Massachusetts Avenue across Ward Circle'; Go'ntinuing southeast' ori ^ 'Masseichu- 
setts Av&riue to its, intersection \#th the southeastern 'boundary of the' Amerit^tf University 
property* identified a£ Square 1601 Lot 3; Southwest along saitf 'southeastern property 
boundary of Square 460l j Lot 3 to New, Mexico Avenue;' Northwest along '"Nisw; Mexico 
Avehueto the point of beginning. : - , "' i ; ' v ' : ■'"'■ y: •■■.!•■/■<'•)■■■"- 

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iv } ^ Description of SMD 3D08 Boundaries < ,-.. ••-■ m 1 w -f i 

All streets are, located ; ;in the N-orthwest, quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of New 
Mexico Avenue and a line extending the northern property boundary of 3301- New Mexj.cp 
Avenue to the west; East along said line extending the northern property boundary of 330! 
New Mexico Avenue, and <e6ritiriuiri|^ast along a line extending said property boundary to 
the east to its intersection w^th^the Tear, property boundary of 4100 Massachusetts Avenue; 
Counterclockwise; ar>oun&/sam^ 4100 Massachusetts .Avenue to.- the 

southeast property corner;; 'East ..along.; a line extending east from said southeast property 
corner to its intersection withthe^ eenteriine of the former Arizona Avenue right of way within 
^pver^Archbold park; South ^albng^aM eenteriine of the former Arizona Avenue .right of 
way'to. New Mexicq Avejiue^ Northeast;.on New Mexico Avenue, to Klingle Street; West,. on 
Klingle .Street to .W^^^tjf |for^..on;;4^ Str,eet to Macomb' Street; East^ on Macomb 
Street to New l^exi^o ( . : "'Aven^ej;\N-P^ r -Qn ,^ew Mexico Avenue "to the point qf beginnings 

;■ c DesMptio^ ^ 

All streets are located in' the 'Norths 

Whitehaven Parkway and Foxhall 1 Roa'd; ,;East Mm said-intersection along a-line connecting 
to-the!viritersectiion of ? the ^ eastern^ boundary ^of 'Clover-rArchibold "Park antf th6 southern 
boundary of Whitehaven Park; Southeast on the eastern boundary of Glover-Ai*chibold Park, 
extending said boundary along a line south to the Commonwealth of 'Virginia shore' of the 
Potomac River; Northwest;, alq^ Virginia-District of Columbia 

boundary line where it follows tne Commonwealth' of Virginia shore of the Potomac River to 
its intersections witbea' line -extending Whitehaven Parkway from 'the- riortheast; -Northeast 
along said hne: extending Whitehaven Parkway to -the intersection of Whitehaven Parkway 
and MacArthur- Boulevard; Southeast "on 'MacArthur to Q Street;^ Northeast on Q Street to 

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45th Street; North on 45th Street to Salem Lane; East on Salem Lane to Foxhall Road; 
North on Foxhall Road to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 3D10 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Nebraska 
Avenue and Van Ness Street; Southwest on Nebraska Avenue to its intersection with a line 
extending TindAll streets to the southeast; Northwest along said line extending TindAll 
streets to 44th Street; Southwest along 44th Street to the northeast property corner of 4412 
Sedgewick Street; South along the property boundary of 4412 Sedgewick Street to its 
southeast corner; Northwest along the rear property boundaries of the lots fronting along 
the south side of Sedgewick Street to 45th Street; Southwest on 45th Street to Massachusetts 
Avenue; Southeast on Massachusetts Avenue to Ward Circle and continuing southeast on a 
line extending Massachusetts Avenue across Ward Circle; Continuing southeast on Massa- 
chusetts Avenue to the northwest property corner of 4100 Massachusetts Avenue; Counter- 
clockwise around the rear property line of 4100 Massachusetts Avenue to" the southeast 
property corner; East along a line extending east from said southeast property corner to its 
intersection with the centerline of the former Arizona Avenue right of way within Glover- 
Archbold Park; North along said centerline of the former Arizona Avenue right of way to 
Van Ness Street; West on Van Ness Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of ANC 3E Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 41st 
Street and the State of Maryland — District of Columbia boundary; South on 41st Street to 
Reno Road; Southeast on Reno Road to Chesapeake Street; West on Chesapeake Street to 
38th Street; South on 38th Street to Warren Street; West on Warren Street to 39th Street; 
South on 39th Street to Van Ness Street; West on Van Ness Street to Nebraska Avenue; 
Southwest on Nebraska Avenue to its intersection with a line extending TindAll streets to the 
southeast; Northwest along said line extending TindAll -streets to 44th Street; Southwest 
along 44th Street to the northeast property comer of 4412 Sedgewick Street; South along the 
property boundary of 4412 Sedgewick Street to its southeast corner; Northwest along the 
rear property boundaries of the lots fronting along the south side of Sedgewick Street to 45th 
Street; Southwest on 45th Street to Massachusetts Avenue; Northwest on Massachusetts 
Avenue to Westmoreland Circle; Clockwise around Westmoreland Circle to the State of 
Maryland — District of Columbia boundary; Northeast along the State of Maryland — District 
of Columbia boundary to the point of beginning. - 

Description of SMD 3E01 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 41st 
Street and Chesapeake Street; East on Chesapeake Street to 38th Street; South on 38th 
Street to Alton Place; West on Alton Place to Nebraska Avenue; Southeast on Nebraska 
Avenue on Tenley Circle; Counterclockwise around Tenley Circle to Yuma Street; West on 
Yuma Street to 44th Street; South on 44th to Windom Place; West on Windom Place to 47th 
Street; North on 47th Street to Albemarle Street; East on Albemarle Street to 46th Street; 
North on 46th Street to Burlington Place; East on Burlington Place to 44th Street; South on 
44th Street to Brandywine Street; East on Brandywine Street to 41st Street; North on 41st 
Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 3E02 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Western 
Avenue and Fessenden Street; East on Fessenden Street to 45th Street; South on 45th 
Street to Burlington Place; West on Burlington Place to 46th Street; South on 46th Street to 
Albemarle Street; West on Albemarle Street to 47th Street; South on 47th Street to 
Massachusetts Avenue; Northwest on Massachusetts Avenue to Westmoreland Circle; Clock- 
wise around Westmoreland Circle to the State of Maryland: — District of Columbia boundary; 1 
Northeast along the State of Maryland— District of Columbia boundary to the point of 
beginning. « -. . - 

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;'-),''} \ -Description' .of* SMD 3E03 Boundaries, 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. "Beginning at ihe intersection of Wisconsin 
Avenue and the State of Maryland— District of -Golumbia boundary; Southeast on Wisconsin 
Avenue to Garrison Street; East on Garrison Street to 42nd Street; South on 42nd Street to 
Fessenden -Street; JEast on Fessenden ; Street. to 41st Street; Southron 41sfe Street tpJEJlicptt 
Street; East on Ellicott Street, to BeltMRoad^. SputhwestronBelt Epa4:tp 41st SftreejtSouth on 
41st Street to Brandywine, Street; ; West pn f £randywine to 44th -Street; North pn|44th Street 
to Burlington Place; ; v^e,st on Bui'lington Place, to 45th Strept; r ^Nprih: ; on-45th Street-to 
Fessenaen Street; West on .Fessenden Street to the State of Maryland^bistrict of Columbia 
boundary; Nprtheast;pn the State of Maryland-^District of Columbia 'boundary to the point 
ofbeginning; - V ,; -. ,. ' , -.^^ r ." ; ,. »/■»■'.■■;>- : ;-^ ■'-. '■ t 

Description of SMD 3E04 'Boundaries' w>> ; '; 

All str 5 ee y ts are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of the State 
p| Maryland-^-District of Columbia, % boundary and 41st Street; .South on 41st Street to Reno 
Road; Southeast on Reno Road to v Chesapeake' Street; .West on, Chesapeake Street to 41st 
Strpet; North on 41st Street to.Belt Road; Northeast on Belt.Road to Ellicott Street; West 
on Elhcptt Street to 41st Street; .North on 41st Street to Fessenden Street; West on 
Fessenden Street to 42nd Street; North -, on 42nd Street to Garrison Street; Weston 
Garrison Street to Wisconsin Avenue; Northwest on Wisconsin Avenue to the State of 
Maryland — District of Columbia^boundary; Northeast along the State of Maryland — District 
of Columbia boundary to the point of beginning. 

'/ ,' ' !'" Description of SMD 3E05 Boundaries : , . ■ 

All streets are located 'iri-the Northwest quadrant. Beginning 'at the Intersection of 44th 
Street and Yunia Street;*' EastPri Yuma Street to Tenley Circle; Clockwise around Tenley 
Circle to Nebraska AveriueV 1 Northeast oft Nebraska 'Avenue 'to Alton Place; East on Alton 
Placejto 38th SMet; ; Soutft'on^Sth- Street to Warren Street; West on Warren-Street to '39th' 
Street;; South 6ti-39th^Street to^Va'n Ne&s Street; WeSt on Van Ness 'Street ; to Nebraska 
Avenue; Southwest bn ; Nebraska Avenue to 'its intersection with a line extending TindAll 
streets to the southeast;; N&rthwe'st along ^said 'line extending TindM street£-'t0 ; 44th Street; 
Southwest along r 44tn : Street to the northeast property corner of 4412 Sedgewick Street; 
South along the prbper^y^'b Its 'sbutlieafcti corner; 

Northwest alorigtheVear property boundaries of the lots^fronling^alorig^the'sbuth side of 
Sedgewick' Street- to 45th Street^ ' Southwest on , 45th' ; 'Stree v t to" Massachusetts Avenue; 
Northwest on Massachusetts Avenue to 47th Street; North on -47th Street 1 tbWmdom Place; 
East on Windom Place to 44th Street; North on 44th Street,, to the point of beginning. 

Description of ANC 3F Boundaries 

All streets are, located in /the Northwest, quadrant. Beginning ,at the intersection of Nebfaslca 
Avenue and Neyada Avenue; iSoutfeast on Nevada Avenue f £o Broad "Branch Road; South- 
east oji Broad Sr^ncti" Road to 27th Street; North on, 27tH Street to Military .Road; East on 
l^ilitaryRoad to, Rock Creek; South' along Rock Creek. to J^elvin along 

Melvin Hazen Creek to its intersection with a line' extending the shared property boundary of 
3JSpl Connecticut Avenue and 3701 Gon^ to the northeast; 'Southwest, along 

saidlme extending :th^ i shared proper^ .l^ounyary of ' 3601 Connecticut Avenue and 37pl 
Connecticut Avenue, and continuing sdutnwest; along said shared property bpuncjary i to 
Connecticut Avenue; South on Connecticut Avenue to Porter Street; West on Porter Street 
to the alley behind the ^properties; fronting r on Hhe (i west : , side of Connecticut Avenue; 
Northwest on said alley to Rodman Street; East on Rodman Street to Connecticut Avenue; 
North "oh" Connecticut Avenue tp the rear property boundaries of the properties fronting on 
the north side- of Rodman Street;:- Westsalong said rear property boundaries and; continuing 
west along the southern boundary (of Melvin Hazen. Park to; Reno Road; ? North on < Reno< Road 
to the°^ear property! ?lines of tke properties fronting on- the' northtside of 'RodmahaStreet; 
West along said rear-property lines; of the properties froriting on ^the north/side ofrRodman 
Street to the intersection with a line extending Idaho Avenue'froml the southwest^ Southwest 
alongsaid line extending Idaho Avenue to- Idaho Avenue; Continuing' sbuthwest on Idaho 
Avenue to Quebec Street; West on Quebec Street to Wisconsin Avenue; North on Wisconsin 

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Avenue to 39th Street; North on 39th Street to Warren Street; East on Warren Street to 
38th Street; North on 38th Street to Chesapeake Street; East on Chesapeake Street to Reno 
Road; North on Reno Road to Nebraska Avenue; Northeast on Nebraska Avenue to the 
point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 3F01 Boundaries 

All 'streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Reno 
Road and Yuma Street; East on Yuma Street to Connecticut Avenue; South on Connecticut 
Avenue to the rear property boundaries of the properties fronting on the north side of 
Rodman Street; West along said rear property boundaries and continuing west along the 
southern boundary of Melvin Hazen Park to Reno Road; North on Reno Road to the rear 
property lines of the properties fronting on the north side of Rodman Street; West along said 
rear property lines of the properties fronting on the north side of Rodman Street to the 
intersection with a line extending Idaho Avenue from the southwest; Southwest along said 
line extending Idaho Avenue to Idaho Avenue; Continuing southwest on Idaho Avenue to 
Quebec Street; West on Quebec Street to Wisconsin Avenue; North on Wisconsin Avenue to 
39th Street; North on 39th Street to Warren Street; East on Warren Street to 38th Street; 
North on 38th Street to Windom Place; East on Windom Place to .Reno Road; North on 
Reno Road to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 3F02 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest' quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 
Connecticut Avenue and Windom Place; East on Windom Place to its end along the southern 
boundary of Soapstone Valley Park; Continuing East along said southern boundary of 
Soapstone Valley Park to the northeast property corner of the Howard University property 
identified as Square 2049 Lot 810; South along the eastern boundary of said property 
identified as Square 2049 Lot 810 to its intersection with the northwest corner of the Levine 
School of Music property identified as Square 2049 Lot 809; Clockwise around the boundary 
of said property identified as Square 2049 Lot 809 to its intersection with the southeast 
corner of the previously referenced Howard University property identified as Square 2049 
Lot 810; Clockwise around the boundaiy of said property identified as Square 2049 Lot 810 
to its intersection with Van Ness Street; West on Van Ness Street to Connecticut Avenue; 
North on Connecticut Avenue to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 3F03 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Linnean 
Avenue and Broad Branch Road; East along Broad Branch Road to 27th Street; North on 
27th Street to Military Road; East on Military Road to Rock Creek; South along Rock Creek 
to Broad Branch; North along Broad Branch to Soapstone Creek; West along Soapstone 
Creek to the easternmost extent of Soapstone Valley Park; Clockwise around the boundary 
of Soapstone Valley Park to Albemarle Street; East on Albemarle Street to 32nd Street; 
North on 32nd Street to Appleton Street; East on Appleton Street to 31st Street; North on 
31st Street to Gates Road; West on Gates Road to Chesapeake Street; West on Chesapeake 
Street to 32nd Street; North on 32nd Street to Davenport Street; West on Davenport Street 
to Connecticut Avenue; North on Connecticut Avenue to Ellicott Avenue; East on Ellicott 
Avenue to the southeast corner of Census Block 13.01 3001; North along the eastern 
boundary of said Census Block 13.01 3001 to Fessenden Street East on Fessenden Street to 
Broad Branch Terrace; North on Broad Branch Terrace to 33rd Street; Northeast on 33rd 
Street to Linnean Avenue; North on Linnean Avenue to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 3F04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. - Beginning at the intersection of 
Connecticut Avenue and Davenport Street; East on Davenport Street to 32nd Street; South 
on 32nd Street to Chesapeake Street; East on Chesapeake Street to Gates Road; East on 
Gates Road to 31st Street; South on 31st Street to Appleton Street, West on Appleton Street 
to 32nd Street; South on 32nd Street to Albemarle Street; West on Albemarle Street to the 
intersection of Albemarle Street and the northwest corner of Soapstone Valley Park; South 

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along the border of said Soapstoiie Valley Park to "Windom Places West along Wihdonx Place 
to Conriecticut.Avenue; North on Connecticut Avenue: to the point of beginning. ' > > ■ ■■ ■ u 

Description SMD 3F05 Boundaries ir 

All streets are located in the Northwest 1 quadrants 33egmhlng ; -at*the intersection of Nebraska 
Avenue and ..Nevada Avenue; Southeast on Nevada Avenue, to Linnean Avenue; Southron 



corner of J Census Block 13.01 3001; South along thVeastern boundary of said'Census Slock 
13.01 3001 to Ellibott, Street; VVest on i Ellicott Street io donneq&ut Avenue; s JSoutneaston 
Connecticut Avenue 'to/Brandywirie Street; West on Brari&y^ine Street to \^^[M^et; 
North J oh 36th Street tto Connecticut Avenue; Nor^hw^ 
Avenue^aiid Northeaston - f ' 

*' "! Pes^iP^on of s ^ 3F06 Bbqndar^^ '' .;,'',' 

All streets are locatebV;rff thfe 1 Northwest quadrant. .Beginning aff the intersection 'of 
Connecticut" Avenue arid NetJraska ; Menuef Soiitheast'on^ to 36th Street; 

South on 36th Street to Brandywine Street; East on Brandywirie Street to Connecticut 
Avenue; Southeast on Connecticut .Ayenue^tpvYuma^Str on Yuma Street to Reno 

Road; South on Reno Road to Windotii "Place; "West on Windom Place to 38th Street; North 
on 38th,Street to. Chesapeake Street; Easfoon Chesapeake Street to Reno Road;* North jon 
Reno Road to ^-Nebraska Avenue; North on Nebraska Avenue to the point of 'beginning* 

rv,-. , / Description of SMD &F07 Boundaries ; -^ 

All ^streets are located ,.in< the Northwestr quadrant Beginning at 4hei;4nterse.cjtion f ; of 
Qonneseticut;. Avenue and Van .Ness Street;/ 'East on Van,;Ness Street^ its:re;npl ; at the, 
boundary of; the Howard University property identified as Square 2049" LotjSlOHgo^ter-rr 
clockwise around ike,, boundary t *of. said property identifieil ; as ;Square 2049 ■ Lot, 810 ^to its 
intersection with the; southwest" corner, of the Leyine School: of.Music- property identified as 
Square, 2Q49 Lot 809; Counter-clockwise around, the boundary ofr said property identified; as 
Square 2049 Lot 809 to its northwest corner at its intersection; with the: eastern property 
boundary of the previously referenced Howard University property identified as Square 2049 
Lot 810; North along said eastern property boundary of Square 2049 Lot 810 to its northeast 
corner at its intersection f wjth the southern, boundary of Soapston : e Valley^ Park; rk East along 
said southern bqundaryW Spap^tone Valley Park'tb the easte^hnibst extent ..of the Park; 
North alongih$jeas|ern boundary ofSoapstone Valley Park to Soapstone Creek; East along 
Soapstoiie' Creek "to" Broad Branch; South along Br^oad Branch to Rock Creek; South along 
Rock 'Crfeekftb''' Md Hazen Creek to ; its 

intersection 'Avith' a' line extending the; northern' pr6pei%; : boundary t of 3601 Connecticut 
Avenue "to/; the ; northeast;" Southwest 'along said line extending "the ;northerh property 
boundary of 3601 Connecticut Avenue, and pntinuing southwest along saiJd northern property 
boundary of "3601 Connecticut , Avenue to': Connecticut Avenue; Southeast on Connecticut 
Avenue to Porter Street;. West on Porter Street to the. r alley behind the properties fronting on 
the west sicje of Connecticut iiyehue; Northwest along said alley to Rodman Street; feast on 
Rodman Street' to Connecticut Avenue; North on Connecticut Avenue the point of beginning. 

' Description of ANC 3G Boundaries 

All streets are located in the .Northwest quadrant;, .Beginning at the intersection of the 
District of Columbia — State of Maryland boundary and Rock Creek; Southeast along Rock 
Creek to its -intersection with .Military! Road. West on Military Roadto 1 27th Street; South 
on 27th Streets to Broad Branch Road; Weston BroadBranch Road to Nevada Avenue; 
Continuing west on Nevada Avenuevto ^Nebraska Avenue; ; Southwest onlNebraska^Avenue to 
Beno Road;; Northwest on Reno Road >to its intersection with the'Dlstrict of Columbia— Stat£ 
of.) Maryland boundary;;, Northeast along the i District of Columbia-^State.iof; Maryland 
boundary to^thelpoiht of beginning, v r^^ .,v. ■:■. , f . .; - ., , f 

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Description of SMD 3G01 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of the 
Distinct of Columbia — State. of Maryland boundary and Rock Creek; Southeast along Rock 
Creek to its intersection with a line extending Beech Street from the west; West along said 
line extending Beech Street and continuing west on Beech Street to a line extending Barnaby 
Street from the southwest; Southwest along said line extending Barnaby Street to Aberfoyle 
Place; East on Aberfoyle Place to 31st Street; Southwest on 31st Street to Tennyson. Street; 
West on Tennyson Street to 33rd Street; North on 33rd Street to Upland Terrace; West on 
Upland Terrace to the District of Columbia — State of Maryland boundary; Northeast along 
the District of Columbia — State of Maryland boundary to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 3G02 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Beech 
Street and a line extending Barnaby Street from the southwest; East on Beech Street and 
continuing east along a line extending Beech Street east to Rock Creek; South along Rock 
Creek to Military Road. West on Military Road to 27th Street; North on 27th Street to 
Utah Avenue. Northwest on Utah Avenue to Tennyson Street; East on Tennyson Street to 
31st Street. Northeast on 31st Street to Aberfoyle Place; Northwest on Aberfoyle Place to 
Barnaby Street. Northeast along a line extending Barnaby Street to the northeast to the 
point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 3G03 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Utah 
Avenue and Nebraska Avenue; Southeast on Utah Avenue to 27th Street; South on 27th 
Street to Broad Branch Road.; West on Broad Branch Road to Nevada Avenue; Northwest 
on Nevada Avenue to Legation Street; East on Legation Street to Broad Branch Road; 
Northwest on Broad Branch Road to Morrison Street; East on Morrison Street to Nebraska 
Avenue; Northeast on Nebraska Avenue to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 3G04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of the 
District of Columbia — State of Maryland boundary and Upland Terrace; East on Upland 
Terrace to 33rd Street; South on 33rd Street to Tennyson Street; East on Tennyson Street 
to Utah Avenue. Southeast on Utah Avenue to Nebraska Avenue; Southwest on Nebraska 
Avenue. to Morrison Street; West on Morrison Street to Broad Branch Road; Northwest on 
Broad Branch Road to the District of Columbia — State of Maryland boundary. Northeast 
along the District of Columbia — State of Maryland boundary to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 3G05 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of the State 
of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary and Broad Branch Road; Southeast on Broad 
Branch Road to Legation Street; West on Legation Street to Nevada Avenue; Southeast on 
Nevada Avenue to Jocelyn Street; West on Jocelyn Street to Chevy, .Chase Parkway; North 
on Chevy Chase Parkway to Legation Street; West on Legation Street to Connecticut 
Avenue; Northwest on Connecticut Avenue to Chevy Chase Circle; Counterclockwise around 
Chevy Chase Circle to the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary; Northeast 
along the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 3G06 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the northeast intersection of 
Chevy Chase Circle and the State of Maryland — Distinct of Columbia boundary; Clockwise 
around Chevy Chase Circle to Connecticut Avenue; Southeast on Connecticut Avenue to 
Legation Street; East on Legation Street to Chevy Chase Parkway; South on Chevy Chase 
Parkway to Kanawha Street; West on Kanawha Street to 38th Street; North on 38th Street 
to Military Road; West on Military Road to Reno Road; Northwest on Reno Road to 41st 
Street; North on 41st Street to the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary; 

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Northeast along the State of ; Maryland-District of Columbia- boundary to the point of 
beginning. r 

■■*'■■■■' ■* Description : ^6f SMD^3607'Bduxiiaari^- ' j ;' 

All streets are; located^ in the Northwest '.'.quadrant ^Beginning at the intersection of Military 
Road 7 and Reno" Road; East on Military^ Road to-38th Street; South on 38th Street 1 to 
Kanawha Street; East on Kanawha Street to Chevy Chase- Parkway; South on Chevy Chase 
Parkway to Jocelyn Street; -East on Jocelyn Street to Nevada Avenue; Southeast on Nevada 
Avenue toi Nebraska Avenue;*' Southwest on Nebraska Avenue 1 to Reno Road; Northwest ori 
Reno Road to the point of beginning. ^ ■•> . ' ■.*■■' -.*Ji i * 

Description of ANC4A- Boundaries 

M streets ar6 located' iii the Northwest quadrant Beginning at/the intersection of tire 
Distnct 6f Columbia— State of ( Maryland boundary and; Rock Creek, Northeast along the 
District of Columbia— State of Maryland boundary ^to'the northern tip of the" District of 
ColumbisL; ^du^skiM^S^^P^^^ 9^ Columbia^^St^te of Marytend boundary to Georgia 
Avenue; ' South on Georgia f ^eriue |x) IJVKssouri Mehu^; / W6st on' Missouri Avenue 1 to 
Colorado A^eriuej ;S6utl^est 6^ to, Kennedy; StreSt;';1Vest on Kennedy 

Street to f f 6tff Street;' South on 16th Street to Piney Branch ParkWay; Southwest on Piney 
Branch Parkway to Beach Drive; Continuing southwest along a line extending Piriey Branch 
Parkway southwest to Rock , Creek; N,orth along Rock x Creek to the point of beginning. 

> ,i<> > , ; <iX; -Description of SMD 4A01 Boundaries ^ -.^ 

AlL r streets a^e located in the. Northwest quadrant. Beginning,- at the intersection^ of* the 
District, of Golumbia^-gjbate of -Maryland boundary Hne and Rock Creek; . Southeast on^Rock 
Dreek to[ Sher^i^Dri^h-East ^or^r^errili Drive to> 16th ;Street; North on r 16th, Street to 
Alaska Avenue; Northeast on Alaska Avenue to Geranium Street;: West on Geranium Street 
to 16th Street; North on 16th Street to Northgate Road; Northeast on Northgate Road to 
the District of Columbia-^State of Maryland boundary; 1 Northwest on the District of 
Columbia— State of Maryland boundary to the nprthern tip of the,. District, of Columbia; 
Southwest on the Distnct of Columbia-State of Mar$and b^ 

' Descri^ffllbri of SMD 4A02 feoiiridaries 4 ; ; 

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All streets are located in 'the ^N6rthwest quadrant ' Beginhirig' at' the ] intersection; of the 
District 6 ] f Cblumbia^-State of Maryland boundary ancf 'Northgate Road; Southwest on 
Northgate Road to 16th Streeiff 1 South on 16th'Streetto Geraniuni 'Street; East oh Geranium 
Street to Georgia Avenue;, North r pn Georgia Avenue to the District of Columbia — State of 
Maryland boundary; Northwest along the District of Columbia— State of Maryland boundary 
to the point of beginning. , J .^v^:^ ; ■ .:'■-. v 

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,,:.■ ,n Description of S1N1D4AQ3 Boundaries . v ■,■.- r 

AU .streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning atthe Jnterseqtion of Alaska 
Avenue and Geranium Street; Southwest on Alaska Avenue to 16tti Street; l^outh on 16th 
Street to- Underwood Street;, : East op Underwqod .Street to Luzon Avenue;^ Northeast on 
Luzon.Avenue to. Van Buren Street; East bn,yan Buren Street to Georgia ^yenue; 'North qn 
Georgia; Avenue to Geranium Street; West! on Geranium Street to the point*' of beginning. 

Description of SMD 4A04 Boundaries 

All streets arelocated in, the ^'Northwest quadrant n Beginning at the intersection of Luzon 
Avenues and^Eari Buren Street; Southwest ori Luzon. Avenue^ to Somerset Place; ;East on 
Somerset Place to 14th Street; South on 14th Street to .Rittenhouse Street; Eastqon 
Ritterihouse Street to 13th; Street; < South on 13th ^Street to ; * Ritterihouse Street;^ \EastiOii 
Rittenhouse Street to Georgia Avenue; North on 'Georpa Averitie to Van Buren Street td/the 
poiritof beginning. ii r ^ ■;■; ; : ^i ^ * ■ ; ; y; - y ,-, > j , 

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Description of SMD 4A05 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 16th 
Street and Somerset Place; South on 16th Street to Fort Stevens Drive; East on Fort 
Stevens Drive to 14th Street; South on 14th Street to Peabody Street; East on Peabody 
Street to 13th Place; North on 13th Place to Fort Stevens Drive; East on Fort Stevens Drive 
to 13th Street; North on 13th Street to the portion of Rittenhouse Street west of 13th Street; 
West on Rittenhouse Street to 14th Street; North on 14th Street to Somerset Place; West on 
Somerset Place to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 4A06 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 14th 
Street and Peabody Street; East on Peabody Street to 13th Place; North on 13th Place to 
Fort Stevens Drive; East on Fort Stevens Drive to 13th Street; North on 13th Street to 
Rittenhouse Street; East on Rittenhouse Street to Georgia Avenue; South on Georgia 
Avenue to Missouri Avenue; West on Missouri Avenue to. Colorado Avenue; Southwest on 
Colorado Avenue to Madison Street; West on Madison Street, to 14th Street; North on 14th 
Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 4A07 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Rock 
Creek and a line extending Joyce Road from the ■; northeast; Northeast along said line 
extending Joyce Road to Joyce Road; Continuing Northeast on Joyce Road to Morrow Drive; 
Southeast on Morrow Drive to Kennedy Street; East on Kennedy Street- to Colorado Avenue; 
Northeast on Colorado Avenue to Madison Street; West on Madison Street to 14th Street; 
North. on, 14th Street to Fort Stevens Drive; West on Fort Stevens Drive to 16th Street; 
North on 16th Street to Luzon Avenue; Northeast on Luzon Avenue to Underwood Street; 
West on Underwood Street to 16th Street; North on 16th Street to Sherrill Drive; West on 
Sherrill Drive to Rock Creek; South on Rock Creek to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 4A08 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Rock 
Creek and a line extending Joyce Road from the northeast; South on Rock Creek to a line 
extending Piney Branch Parkway from the northeast; East on said line extending Piney 
Branch Parkway to Piney Branch Parkway, and continuing northeast on Piney Branch 
Parkway to 16th Street; North on 16th Street to Morrow Drive; Northeast on Morrow Drive 
to Joyce Road; Southwest on Joyce Road, and continuing southwest along a line extending 
Joyce Road southwest to the point of beginning. 

Description of ANC 4B Boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of the District of Columbia— State of Maryland boundary and 
Georgia Avenue, N.W.; Southeast along the District of Columbia — State of Maryland 
boundary to Kennedy Street, N.E.; West on Kennedy Street, N.E. to South Dakota Avenue, 
N.E.; Northwest on South Dakota Avenue, N.E. to Riggs Road, N.E.; Southwest on Riggs 
Road, N.E. to Missouri Avenue, N.W.; Northwest on Missouri Avenue, N.W. to Longfellow 
Street, N.W.; West on Longfellow Street, N.W. to Shepherd Road, N.W.; Northwest on 
Shepherd Road, N.W. to 7th Street, N.W.; South on 7th Street, N.W. to Longfellow Street, 
N.W.; West on Longfellow Street, N.W. to Georgia Avenue, N.W.; North on Georgia Avenue, 
N.W. to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 4B01 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Georgia 
Avenue and the District of Columbia — State of Maryland boundary; Southeast along the 
District of Columbia— State of Maryland boundary to Cedar Street; South and then west on 
Cedar Street to 6th Street; South on 6th Street to Butternut Street; West on Butternut 
Street to 8th Street; North on 8th Street to Highland Avenue; West on Highland Avenue to 
9th; North on 9th Street to Elder Street; West on Elder Street to. Georgia Avenue; North 
on Georgia Avenue to the point of beginning. 

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Description of SMD 4B02 Boundaries 

All streets ^are located in the, Northwest .quadrant. .. Beginning at the intersection of Georgia 
Avenue < and Elder Street; ' East' on > Elder .Street.: 1 to " 9th\Street;< South on 9th Street to-: 
Highland Avenue; East'Oh flighlarid Avenue to. 8th Street; -South on 8th Street to Butternut 
Street; East oh 'Butternut Street to 6th, Street; North on 6th, Street to Cedar Street;" East 
on- Cedar' Street \tO' the centerline of ithe WMATA -right 'rifrway; Southeast along said 
centerlihe of the- WMATA right of way to Aspen Street; West on Aspen Street to 4th Street;' 
South on 4th Street to Van Buren Street; West onvVann JBuren Street to Georgia Avenue; 
North on Georgia Avenue to the point of beginning. ....,,... 

Description of SMD 4B03 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the 'Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Georgia 
Avenue, and Van Buren Street; East/on Van BurenStreet to 3rd Street; South on 3rd Street 
to Rittenhouse' Street; v. West on Rittenhouse Street to 7th Street; , North on 7th Street to 
Roxhoro Place;;* West. on RoxborO' Place 1 to 8th Street; f North;oii 8th Street 'to Sheridan 
Street; West- on^ Sheridan ;Street<t6S 9th Street;-: South on -^th- Street to Rittenhouse Street; 
West on Rittenhouse Street to Georgia Avenue; North on Georgia Avenue to the point of 
beginning. t 7 _ 

Description of SMD 4B04 Boundaries 

All streets ; ar.e.tlocated)'inIthe: Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Georgia 
Avenue and > Rittenhouse^ Street; '> East on Rittenhouse Street to 9th Street; Norths on .9th 
Street/to Sheridan Street;; East on Sheridan Street v to 8th Street; South on 8th Streets to' 
Roxboro-, Place; Easfcon'Roxboro' Place to 7th Street; 1 -South on 7th Street to Rittenhouse 
Street; E&ston Rittenhouse; Street to 4th Street; Sbuthon;4th Street to Oglethorpe Street; 
West 6n\0glethorpe'Street/to 5th Street; iiSouth on 5th .Street to Nicholson Street; 'West on 
Nicholson: Street' to- Mssouri-Averiue; Northwest, on Missouri Avenue to, Georgia Avenue; 
North on Georgia; Avenueitb>the<ppint of beginning. <■ '' /? - - ^ , . ' r r o 1 

Description of SMD 4B05 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant; Beginning at the intersection of Georgia 
Avenue and. Missouri Avenue; Southeast on. Missouri Avenue to Nicholson Street; East On 
Nicholson Street to 5th Street;^ 1 North on 5th : Street to< : Oglethorpe Street; -East;. on 
Oglethorpe "Street to ., 4th Street;" South on 4th .'Street- to Longfellow, Street; 1 West on 
Longfellow Street to Shepherd' Roadr Northwest -on Shepherd Road to ■Tth^Street; South on 
7th Streets ^Longfellow Street; Weston Longfellow Street to • Georgia ; Avenue; HNorth on 
Georgia Avenue to the point of beginning. ;^ ■■..!■■ ■■■.-',:■ \: ) 

Description of SMD, 4B06 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of 3rd Street and VaruBuren Street; East on Van Buren Street to the 
centerline of "the WMATA right of way;/ Southeast along said, centerlihe of. the WMATA right 
of way to New Hampshire ^enue^.E.;i)Southw^st,on New Hampshire Avenue, N. . .E.v to 
McDonald Places N.E.j-West on McDonald Place^ N.E. to North Capitol Street; South oh 
North, Gapitol Street, to Milmarson Place; West on Mflmarson Place to 1st Street; South- on 
l'st> Street to Longfellow, Street; We'stvon Lon^ellbw' Street- .to 2nd Street; i South jori '2nd 
Street to Missouri Avehue;,VNdrthwest ! on; Missouri Avenue to 4th Street; > North on 4th 
Street to Rittenhouse Street; East on Rittenhouse Street to 3rd Street; Nortfrqn 3rd Street 
to the point of beginning. , _ ,. i .,, i ^ ; ,,.., , 

Description of SMD 4B07 Boundaries 

Ait streets are located in the Northwest quadrant unless otherwise designated. ?". Beginning at 
the -intersection of the District of Golumbia-^-State of Maryland boundary and Cedar Street; 
Southeast along the District of Columbia-^State ofTMaryland^boundary ttf New Hampshire 
Avenue,/ NE;.; Southwest on New Hampshire: Avenue, N.E; to ithe centerline of the WMATA 
right -of rway;// Northwest along saidveehterline "of the WMATA right of way to VaniiBureh 
Street; West on Van Buren Street to 4th Street; , North; on '.4th Street to Aspen Street; East 

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on Aspen Street to the center line of the WMATA right of way; Northwest along said 
centerline of the WMATA right of way to Cedar Street; East and then north on Cedar Street 
to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 4B08 Boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of the District of Columbia— State of Maryland boundary and 
New Hampshire Avenue, N.E.; Southeast along said District of Columbia — State of Mary- 
land boundary to 6th Street, N.E.; South on 6th Street, N.E. to Oglethorpe Street, N.E,; 
West on Oglethorpe Street, N.E. to 3rd Street, N.E.; South on 3rd Street, N.E. to Riggs 
Road, N.E.; Southwest on Riggs Road, N.E. to Missouri Avenue (at North Capitol Street); 
Northwest on Missouri Avenue, N.W. to 2nd Street, N.W.; North on 2nd Street, N.W. ; to 
Longfellow Street, N.W.; East on Longfellow Street, N.W. to 1st Street, N.W.; North on 1st 
Street, N.W. to Milmarson Place, NW; East on Milmarson Place, N.W. to North Capitol 
Street; North on North Capitol Street to MacDonald Place, N.E.; East on McDonald Place, 
NE to New Hampshire Avenue, N.E.; Northeast on New Hampshire Avenue, N.E. to the 
point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 4B09 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of the 
District of Columbia — State of Maryland boundary and 6th Street; Southeast along said 
District of Columbia — State of Maryland boundary to Kennedy Street; West on Kennedy 
Street to South Dakota Avenue;* Northwest on South Dakota Avenue to 3rd Street; North on 
3rd Street to Oglethorpe Street; East on Oglethorpe Street to 6th Street; North on 6th 
Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of ANC 4C Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Missouri 
Avenue and. Georgia Avenue; Northwest on Missouri Avenue to Colorado Avenue; Southwest 
on Colorado Avenue to Kennedy Street; West on Kennedy Street to 16th Street; South on 
16th Street to Spring Road; Southeast on Spring Road to New Hampshire Avenue; 
Northeast on New Hampshire Avenue to Rock Creek Church Road; Northeast on Rock 
Creek Church Road to its intersection with Webster Street along the property boundary of 
the Rock Creek Parish Cemetery property identified as Parcel 01110037; Clockwise around 
said property boundary of Parcel 01110037 to its intersection with Buchanan Street; West on 
Buchanan Street to New Hampshire Avenue; Northeast on New Hampshire Avenue to 
Decatur Street; West on Decatur Street to 4th Street; North on 4th Street to Delafield. 
Place; West on Delafield Place to 5th Street; South on 5th Street to Decatur Street; West 
on Decatur Street to Kansas Avenue; Southwest on Kansas Avenue to Sherman Circle; 
Clockwise around Sherman Circle to its southeast intersection with Illinois Avenue; South- 
east on Illinois Avenue to Buchanan Street; West on Buchanan Street to Georgia, Avenue; 
North on Georgia Avenue to the point of beginning. i. 

Description of SMD 4C01 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Missouri 
Avenue and Georgia Avenue; Northwest on Missouri Avenue to Colorado Avenue; Southwest 
on Colorado Avenue to 14th Street; South on 14th Street to Ingraham Street; East on 
Ingraham Street to 13th Street; South on 13th Street to Hamilton Street; East on Hamilton 
Street to Georgia Avenue; North on Georgia Avenue to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 4C02 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Kennedy 
Street and 16th Street; South on 16th Street to Crittenden Street; East on 'Crittenden Street 
to 14th Street; South' on 14th Street to Buchanan Street; East on Buchanan Street to 13th 
Street; North on 13th Street to Decatur Street; East on Decatur Street to Georgia Avenue; 
North on Georgia Avenue to Hamilton Street; West on Hamilton Street to 13th Street; 
North on 13th Street to Ingraham Street; West on Ingraham Street to 14th Street; North oh 
14th Street to Kennedy Street; West on Kennedy Street to 'the point of beginning. 

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<-.n '■ 7 Description of SMD 4C03 Boundaries H ;^ A <s 

All streets are* located in 'tHe "Northwest quaarant. Begirihing^at the intersection 'of l6tji 
Street and Crittenden Street; South on 16th Street to Upshur Street; East on Upshur' Street 
to Arkansas Avenue; Northejast on Arkansas A&efiue^to 14th Street; North on 14th Street to 
Allison Street; East on Allison Street to Georgia Avenue; North on Georgia Avenue to 
DecaW" Street; West on" Ceeatur Street tb'iSth Street; : 'Sou^^^iSthWeetfe McHahan 
Street; Weston 'Bubhanari jgtreeif^b i4th Street North on 14th Street t^rittehden ; Street; 
West on ^Crittenden 1 Street to th^ point of ^^rining./ ■ ■;! '''., ,'."" '' ' ■ l ' "''' 

'■ -a s, Description of SMD ;4C04 ^ Boundaries 

All streets are located in tHe^ Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection ;.6f 16th 
Street/ahd Upsh'ur \Street; South on 16th Street, to Spring Road; East on Sprin'g Road to 
14th;Street; v North oh f 14th Street to, Upshur Street; West, on Upshur Street to the point of 
beginning!.^ : ''\ ^ L -'*■•'- ^■■■•^ ' y- ' V.*' ; '/!'■-■' '"■...^ 

Description of SMD 4C05 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant'. Beginnings at the intersection of 14th 
Street and Allison Street; South on 14th Street to Arkansas Avenue; Southwest on Arkansas 
Avenue 'to Upshur Street; East bri %pshur Street to 14th Street;- South on 14th Street to 
Spring Road;^ : Sjdutkeast on Spring 'Road to* 13th Streetf; North on 13th Street to Taylor 
Street; ;East on Taylor Street to Kansas Avenue; Nokheast' 6ri ; Kansas Avdriue to Georgia 
Avenue';' North on Georgia Avenue ;to Ibwa Avenue; Northwest' on Iowa: Avenue to Allison 
Street; Weston Allison Street to the ^ point cifbe^hhing. ;,; " r! ( "' ' " ,?t ■' - 

Description of SMD 4C06 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 13th 
Street and Taylor Street; South oft 13th Street to Spring-Road;' Southeast on Spring Road to 
New' Hampshire Avenue; Northeast on New IlampsMreiAvehue t# Georgia Avenue; North 
<5fr (Jeorj^a- Avenue to Shepherd' Street; West on Shepherd Street to Kansas Avenue; 
Northeast on Kansas Avenue -to" Taylor Street; West 6n Taylor Street to the" point "of 
banning. ^ ■ " : : ■-;■• ; " '' f; '- ; < "}- ; ; '-"^ -■'- -*'^= ■'■ : "'_"' " ;r - s ■" v 



; t ,. .7., .".* ; pescription of SMI), 4C07 Boundaries., , i 

All streets are located in 'the Northwest quadrant. 'Be^nriing'Mt'the intersection of Georgia 
Avenue 1 and Buchanan ^ S&eet;' South l Oh : Georgia : Avenufe to Allison Street; West on Allison 
Street to lowa^Averiue; Southeast on Iowa Avenue to Georgia Avenue; South oil Georgia 
Avenue to ^Kansas k Avenue; 'S'6u^we^t'^h^--IMsa^^Aveiiue to Shejpherd^ Street; East on 
Shepherd Street to' > 8th Street;- North oh 8th Street to^Upishur Street; Eastioh Upshur Street 
to 5ffi' Street; North on 5th Street to- Grahtr GircleFlGlbckwise around Grant Circle to its 
ribrtheastMritersectioh with New Hampshire ^enue; Northeast on New Hampshire Avenue 
to Allison Street; West on Allison Street to Illinois Avenue; " Northwest on Illinois Avenue to 
Buchanan Street; West on Buchanan Street to, the point. of beginning. 

>..: . , f ; , . ., (1 Description of SMD 4C08 Boundaries 

All streets are located 5 in -the Northwest 'quadrant.' Beginning at -the iriter&ctiotiof Georgia 
Avenu&and •Shepherd' Street^ South on Georgia Avenue to" Rock Greek Church Road; East 
on>R<3cK 'Creek Church R;bad to 5th Street; North r on 5th Street to Upshur Street; West on 
Upshur Street to 8th StreetjniSouth on 8thStreet to Shepherd^Stre'et; > We : st -on Shepherd 
Street to the point of beginning., ,. , , .. ril , ,-^ ..,.«_ .-,.,,.._..,..- 

Description of SMD, 4C09 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant^; iBe^tining at> the southeiast Intersection of 
Skerman GircleTandrlllihois -Avenue; Southeast bni Illinois Avenue to? Allison Street; East on 
AlhsoniStreetcto New Hampshire Avenue;; Southwest on, New Hampshire Avenue to Grarit 
Circle^ Gounter4cloekwise;; around ^Grant' Circle ''to ?M\ southeast 'intersection with Illinois 
Avenue; Southeast on Illinois Avenue* to Upshur; Street;^ East, on Upshur' Street to 4th 
Street;; North ori4th Street to Webster. Street; East on Webster gtreet to its intersection 

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with Rock Creek Church Road along the property boundary of the Rock Creek Parish 
Cemetery property identified as Parcel 01110037; Clockwise around said property boundary 
of Parcel 01110037 to its intersection with Buchanan Street; West on Buchanan Street to 
New Hampshire Avenue; Northeast on New Hampshire Avenue to Decatur Street; West on 
Decatur Street to 4th Street; North on 4th Street to Delafield Place; West on Delafield Place 
to 5th Street; South on 5th Street to Decatur Street; West on Decatur Street to Kansas 
Avenue; Southwest on Kansas Avenue to Sherman Circle; Clockwise around Sherman Circle' 
to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 4C10 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the southern intersection of 
Grant Circle and 5th Street; South on 5th Street to Rock Creek Church Road; Northeast on 
Rock Creek Church Road to Webster Street; West on Webster Street to 4th Street; South 
on 4th Street to Upshur Street; West on Upshur Street to Illinois Avenue; Northwest on 
Illinois Avenue to Grant Circle; Clockwise around Grant Circle to the point of beginning. 

Description of ANC 4D Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Georgia 
Avenue and Longfellow Streets East on Longfellow Street to 7th Street; North on 7th Street 
to Shepherd Road; East on Shepherd Road to Longfellow Street; East on Longfellow Street 
to Missouri Avenue; Southeast on Missouri Avenue to North Capitol Street; South on North 
Capitol Street to Rock Creek Church Road; Southwest on Rock Creek Church Road to its 
intersection with Webster Street along the property boundary of the Rock Creek Parish 
Cemetery property identified as Parcel 01110037; Clockwise around said property boundary 
of Parcel 01110037 to its intersection with Buchanan Street; West on Buchanan Street to 
New Hampshire Avenue; Northeast on New Hampshire Avenue to Decatur Street; West on 
Decatur Street to 4th. Street; North on 4th Street to Delafield Place; West on Delafield Place 
to 5th Street; South on 5th Street to Decatur Street; West on Decatur Street to Kansas 
Avenue; Southwest on Kansas Avenue to Sherman Circle; Clockwise around Sherman Circle. 
to its southeast intersection with Illinois Avenue; Southeast on Illinois Avenue to Buchanan 
Street; West on Buchanan Street to Georgia Avenue; North on Georgia Avenue to the point 
of beginning. 

Description of SMD 4D01 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Georgia 
Avenue and Longfellow Street; East on Longfellow Street to 7th Street; North on 7th Street 
to Shepherd Road; East on Shepherd Road to 5th Street; South on 5th Street to Jefferson 
Street; West on Jefferson Street to 9th Street; South on 9th Street to Ingraham Street; 
West on Ingraham Street to Georgia Avenue; North on Georgia Avenue to the point of 
beginning, , 

Description of SMD 4D02 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Shepherd 
Road arid 5th Street; East on Shepherd Road to Longfellow Street; East on Longfellow 
Street to Missouri Avenue; Southeast on Missouri Avenue to North Capitol Street; South on 
North Capitol Street to Ingraham Street; West on Ingraham Street to New Hampshire 
Avenue; South on New Hampshire Avenue to Gallatin Street; West on Gallatin Street to 4th 
Street; North on 4th Street to Jefferson Street; West on Jefferson Street to 5th Street; 
North on 5th Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 4D03 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 4th 
Street and Gallatin Street; North on 4th Street to Jefferson Street; West on Jefferson Street 
to 7th Street; South on 7th Street to Farragut Street; East on Farragut Street to 5th Street; 
South on 5th Street to Delafield Place; East on Delafield Place to 4th Street; North on 4th 
Street to Farragut Street; East on Farragut Street to 2nd Street; North on 2nd Street to 
Gallatin Street; West on Gallatin Street to the point of beginning. 

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i-v-.h- Description of SMD 4D04 Boundaries ^ t 

All . streets* are located in the, Northwest quadrant Beginning*, atjthe intersection of ,9th 
Street and Jeffers.on Street; East on Jefferson Street to 7th Street; South on 7th Street to 
Emerson Street;: We on Eirie'rson ^Street to Georgia Avenue; North on. Georgia Avenue to 
Ingraham Street;! East on Ingraham Street to t 9th Street;. North- on 9th Street to the point of 

beginning; ^ ' ,..-.. .-.r^VS ,•'., . .^, < ; '-■; — ■>■■-..■..-.■■- ;.o ' ',■■*■ " w- 

Description of SMD 4D05 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant Beginning at, the intersection of North 
Capitol' Street and, Ingraham Street; South on; Nbith Capit&f Street 'to Rock Creek, Church 
Road; Southwest on Rock Creek Church i Road to i^ intersection . \yitfi Webster Street along 
the ^ prtfperty /? b6undary of the Rock Creek Parfen";& Parcel 

01110037; Cibckwise '/around said propfert^ boundary! of Parcel 01lip037 to its ihtersectioh 
with Buchanan Sfreet; ' West oh Buchanan^ NortheastPon 

New Hampshire Avenue to Decatur Stree,t;. 'Weston Decatur Street to 4th Street; North on 
4th Street to Farragut Street; East onFarragut Street to 2nd Street; North on 2nd Street 
to Gallatin Street; Easton GallaliW-Stfeet-tojNew Hampshire Avenue; t Northeast ori New 
Hampshire' Avenue 1 to ^ Ingraham Street; : East on Iii'gTaham Street to the point of beginning. 

^ >*■- ■ ^ Description of SMD 4D06 Bouhdairies r > 

All streets are located in the ^Northwe'st quadrant 4 Beginning at the intersection of Buchanan 
Street arid Illinois* Avenue; *W^ Street to Georgia Avenue; .North on Georgia 

Avenue to Emerson Street;. East on Emerson Street to *7th Street; ^North^ori 7th Street to 
Farragut Street; East on ^Farragut Street to* 5th 'Street;- South' onuSth Street to Decatur 
Street; 'West on Decatur Street' to Kansas Avenue; Southwest on Kansas Avenue to Sherman 
Circle;' Clockwise around Sherman Circle to its southeast -intersection with-: Illinois Avenue; 
Southeast on Illinois Avenue to the point of beginning. • ■■•'-'''* >^'" ' , • ; / 

\:u.- •■\ > r4 (1 , , ' Description of ANC5A . ,.'* .. ■ :^! ^m- 



Beginning at the intersection of North Capitol Street and Riggs Road; East on Riggs Road, 
N.E. to South Dakota AvenueV'N®^ "Southeast on Soutn : T)akota j Avenue, N.E. to Kennedy 
Street,; -N.E.; [East on, Kennedy ; §>treet, N.E,tathe^Districj:, l Qf Columbia— State of Maryland 
boundary; Southeast" along" jtie' '.District .oj'yiDoii^biaTr^fete v p|-!Maryiand boundary, 'to its 
intersection' v^ith' a line extending i6th StreetJN.E^jErprn tne ^south^est; Southwest along said 
iine^extendingieth' Street, JfpE^to 16thj§treet N^E.; jSputinVoh 16th ^Street^N.E. to 
Bucnannan ^treet r ^.E.; Ea§t'on Buchannan Street, .N.E. to s j7th Street, 'N.E.; South on 
17th Street,"' N.E. 'to Webster Street, N.E.; W r est on Webster Street, N.E. to South Dakota 
Avenue, N.E.; Southeast on South Dakota Avenue, N.E. to Michigan Avenue, N.E.; West on 
Michigan Avenue, N.E. to ;14th ^Street, NiE-/, ' North, on 1 14th .Street, N.E. to Varnum Street, 
N.E.; West on Varnum Street, N.E. to 10th Street, N.E.; South on. 10th Street, N.E. to 
Taylor Strpet,^E;r' West Pri^^lorJStreet, N.E. to the, cehterline pf thfe /VMaKA M^tiorail 
traces; South- along, said cente^me^of the WiiATA M^trprail tr&ks;to^ 
N.E.J Southwest on Michigan Avenue; N.E. td ; Nb^C^itoi .StreetrH^tit'bii Ndfth iJ c|apitbl 
Street % Irving Street; M 'West dh Irving Stre f et; % K.W. t^'Kehybn;iStreet/ N;W.V *West'6n 
Kenyon Street, ft^ 

Road, N.W; Northeast 6ri kdek 'Creek Church Road, N.)V. l to Nortfi Capitol Street;. /rtortfc 
on North Capitol Street to the point of beginning.' " ' jl :\ ; ^ ■> ^ -v zi>, -^?o*\ 

Description of SMD 5A01 Boundaries 

All streets., are ;T located vih, the Northeast -quadrants Beginning at the intersection; of South 
Dakota Avenue^and- Kennedy. Street;^. East on Kennedy Street id the Districfcof Columbia- 
State of^Maiyland boundary; Southeast along the District of Columbia-^State of Maryland 
boundary to Galloway tStreet; West on Galloway. Street to:; South' Dakota Avenue; ' Northwest 

on South Dakota Avenue to the point of beginning, v] J; v ..-/)■ . •, ^t.., ■,■,-; ;• : '-- ■•■ :,; ■ .x 

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Description of SMD 5A02 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of South 
Dakota Avenue and Galloway Street; East on Galloway Street to the District of Columbia — 
State of Maryland boundary; Southeast along the District of Columbia — State of Maryland 
boundary to its intersection with a line extending 16th Street from the southwest; Southwest 
along said line extending 16th Street to 16th Street; South on 16th Street to Buchannan 
Street; East on Buchannan Street to 17th Street; South on 17th Street to Webster Street; 
West on Webster Street to South Dakota Avenue; Southeast on South Dakota Avenue to the 
point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 5A03 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of South 
Dakota Avenue and 8th Street; Southeast on South Dakota Avenue to Michigan Avenue; 
West on Michigan Avenue to 14th Street; North on 14th Street to Varnum Street; West on 
Varnum Street to 10th Street; South on 10th Street to Taylor Street; West on Taylor Street 
to the centerline of the WMATA Metrorail tracks; North along said centerline of the 
WMATA Metrorail tracks to its intersection with a line extending Buchanan Street from the 
east; East along said line extending Buchanan Street to Buchanan Street, and continuing 
east on Buchanan Street to 8th Street; North on 8th Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 5A04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Fort 
Totten Drive and Bates Road; Northeast on Bates Road to its northernmost extent; 
Continuing northeast along a line extending Bates Road northeast to its intersection with the 
centerline of the WMATA Metrorail tracks; South along said centerline of the WMATA 
Metrorail tracks to Michigan Avenue; Southwest on Michigan Avenue to Irving Street; 
Northwest on Irving Street to the access ramp to North Capitol Street northbound; 
Northwest on said access ramp to North Capitol Street; North on North Capitol Street to 
Scale Gate Road; East on Scale Gate Road to Harewood Road; North on Harewood Road to 
Taylor Street; East on Taylor Street to Hawaii Avenue; Northwest on Hawaii Avenue to 
Fort Totten Drive; Northwest on Fort Totten Drive to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 5A05 Boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of Rock Creek Church Road, N.W. and Harewood Road,. N.W;;. 
Southwest on Rock Creek Church Road, N.W. to Park Place, N.W,; South on Park Place, 
N.W. to.Kenyon Street, N.W,; East on Kenyon Street, N.W. to Irving Street, N.W.; East on 
Irving Street, N.W. to North Capitol Street; South on North Capitol Street to Michigan 
Avenue; East on Michigan Avenue, N.E. to Irving Street, N.E.; Northwest on Irving Street, 
N.E. to the access ramp to North Capitol Street northbound; Northwest on said access ramp 
to North Capitol Street; North on North Capitol Street to Harewood Road; Northwest on 
Harewood Road, N.W. to the point of beginning. ._ _ . 

Description of SMD 5A06 Boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of Fort Totten Drive, N,E. and Allison Street, N.E,; Southeast 
on Fort Totten Drive, N.E. to Hawaii Avenue, N.E,; Southeast on Hawaii Avenue, N.E, to 
Taylor Street, N.E.; West on Taylor Street, N.E. to Harewood Road, N.E.; South on 
Harewood Road, N.E, to Scale-Gate Road, N.E.; West on Scale Gate Road, N.E. to North 
Capitol Street; North on North Capitol Street to Harewood Road; Northwest on Harewood 
Road, N.W. to Rock Creek Church Road, N.W.; Northeast on Rock Creek Church Koad, 
N.W. to Allison Street, N.W.; Northeast on Allison Street, N.W. to Allison Street, N.E.; 
Continuing northeast on Allison Street, N.E. to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 5A07 Boundaries 

Beginnings at the intersection of North Capitol Street and Riggs Road; East on Riggs Road, 
N.E. to its intersection with the centerline of the WMATA Metrorail tracks; South along said 
centerline of the WMATA Metrorail tracks to its intersection with a line extending Bates 
Road, N.E. from the southwest; Southwest along said line extending Bates Road, N.E. to 

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Bates Road, N.E., and continuing southwest to FortiTottenrJDrive, N.E.; North on Fort 
Totten Drive, N.E. to Allison Street, N.E.; Southwest on Allison Street, N.E. to Allison 
Street, N.W v 'aiid continuing southwest to Rock Creek Church Road/ N.W.; North on Rock 
Creelt Church Road^'ISf.W. to North CapitorStreet; ' North oh North Capitol Street to the 

point of beginning. " ; T1 ,: ' : './ J t \ '-'.•*' .*)'"'.. 1. A. t "...' / \. .' -' , %i 

i ^ > Description of SMD 5A08 Boundaries , , : , u ) . 

Beginning at the intersection of South, _Dakota, Menue,^.K. ,and ^Kennedy Street, ffi.%; 
Southeast oh South Dakota Avenue^ N.E; to 8ffi 'Street, 1 N.E.; 'South on 8th Street, N.Ei.to 
Buchanan Street, N.E.; West on Buchanan Street, N.E. to its end at 6th Street/N.E.; 
Continuing west on a line extending Buchanan" -Street, N,Ev- west to the centerline of the 
WMATA Metrorail tracks; North along said centerline of the WMATA Metrorail tracks to 
Riggs Road, N.E.j NortHea'st bri Eiggs Road/N.Ei to'Sbuth Dakota Avenue/ N.E. ; Southeast 
on ! South Dakota" Avenue, N.E. to the pointof beginning/ ' . /' J : '" f ' h <? ' - -■' ■ A ; 

i ,' r Description pfoANQ 5B .Boundaries ry i - M <v >. . ■ , - 

Ml streets; are/ located in. the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the iritef|e/dtion of Taylor 
Sfre&ahdthe centerjiiie' of the WMATA Metrorkil tracks; East oh Ta^br' Street tb 10th 
Street; '"fto^frq^^^^^ Varnum Street; East On Varnum Street to: 14th Street; 

South 'on 14th Street to Michigan Avenue; East on Michigan Avenue to South Dakota 
Avenue; Northwest on South Dakota ^Ayenue> to Webster Street; , : East on Webster Street to 
17th Street; North on 17th Street to Buchanan Street: West on Buchanan Street to 16th 
Street; North oh 16th Street to its 'end at r Eastern Averiue'; Northeast' r dh ; 'a line extending 
liSttf Street northeast to ite iritersectiori with the District of ColumBia— State df iftar^l&id 
boundary; ! Southeast along the District of Columbia-— State ; of Maryland" boundary v ' to 
Randolph Sfeet; l) West'oh'Rahdblph Street to 24th- Streetr-SbM^M 24th Street toQuincy 
Street; West oh Quihdy' Street to South Dakota : Avenue; Southeast oh South Dakota Avenue 
tb f Monroe Street; r WeWibn Monroe Street to 20th Street; South on' 20th 'Street to Jaickson 
Streets-West 1 oh j^cksoh 'Street to 18th Street; ■Sbuth v W ; 18th Street to Rhodes/Island 
Avenue; Southwest bri' Rhode Island Averitie to its intersection i with "the cehterlihe of the 
WMATA. Metrorail trafeks^ North 'along said centerline'of^e WMATA ; M to 

the point of begmnihgi i "* ; : =" L 'i fy -' : ] " :;V ' ] ■■'"■ ' ' "-*• ' v i% ■"~" > 

Description of SMEM5B01 Boundaries 

A1F streets are located in the 1 'Northeast' quadrant. - Begihriihg at the iritersectiori of ^Sbuth 
Dakot&Avenue ahd Webster Street; East- on Webster ^treet-to 17th Street; North Oh 17th 
Street to Buchanan Street; West on Buchahsth Street to 16th Street; North oh 16th Street to 
its "ehd^ at Eastern Avenue; ^Northeast on a : line' extending 16th- Street 'northestst to its 
intersection with the District of 'Columbia— Stat^ of Maryland "boundary; 'Southeast along the 
District of Cbluihbia-^State of Maryland boundary to Rando'lpii Street; West on Randolph 
Street to 24th Stre'et; South On 24th> Street to Qtiihcy Street; West on J Quihcy Street to South 
Dakota Avenue; Northwest on South Dakota Avehuelto the poiht'of beginning^ 

Description of SMD 5B02 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the/ intersection of Michigan 
Avenue and ■ South Dakota Avenue; 'Southeast ; on South ^Dakota Avenue to Mdnrbe Street; 
Wesion Moriroe Street to ^its'/inter section with the ' centerline ^of J the^WMATA' Metrorail 
tracks; ( > North along said centerline of the WMATA Metrorail tracks to Michigan Avenue; 
Northeast on Michigan Avenue' to* Bunker? Hill Road; 'Northeast on Bunker Hill Road to Otis 
Street; ^ East on Otis Street to 13th Street; ^orth'on 13th ^Street to Michigan Avenue; 
North eastbn Michigan- Avenue to the point of beginning. .■'"'- < " <; : "* ] 

Description o!f SMD 5B03 Bounclaries 

All streets are located in the 'Northeast quadrant^ Beginning at the intersection of 13th 
Street and Monroe Street;.! East, bri rMohroe Street to 20th;Street; South- on. '20th* Street 'td 
Jackson Street; West; oh Jackson/ Street to 18th Street; South -on 18th Street to Rhode 
Island Avenue; Southwest on, Rhode Island Avenue to 13th Street; "North on 13th Street*to 
the point Of beginning. \<r? ■. ; -•■ : . . ' " ; --^ ^ 3 ,:r^ '»;■ ■t- ' .- r ;, 

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Description of SMD 5B04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Monroe 
Street and the centerline of the WMATA Metrorail tracks; East on Monroe Street to 13th 
Street; South on 13th Street to Rhode Island Avenue; Southwest on Rhode Island Avenue to 
its intersection with the centerline of the WMATA Metrorail tracks; North along said 
centerline of the WMATA Metrorail tracks to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 5B05 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Taylor 
Street and the centerline of the WMATA Metrorail tracks; East on Taylor Street to 10th 
Street; North on 10th Street to Varnum Street; East on Varnum Street to 14th Street; 
South on 14th Street to Michigan Avenue; Southwest on Michigan Avenue to 13th Street; 
South on 13th Street to Otis Street; West on Otis Street to Bunker Hill Road; Southwest on 
Bunker Hill Road to Michigan Avenue; Southwest on Michigan Avenue to its intersection 
with the centerline of the WMATA Metrorail tracks; North along said centerline of the 
WMATA Metrorail tracks to the point of beginning. 

Description ANC 5C Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of South 
Dakota Avenue and Quincy Street; East on Quincy Street to 24th Street; North on 24th 
Street to Randolph Street; East on Randolph Street to the District of Columbia— State of 
Maryland boundary; Southeast along the District of Columbia — State of Maryland boundary 
to its intersection with the centerline of the Anacostia River; Southwest along the centerline 
of the Anacostia River to its intersection with a line extending M Street from the west; West 
along said line extending M Street to the easternmost extent of M Street along the southern 
property boundary of the National Arboretum; West along said southern property boundary 
of the National Arboretum to the intersection of Bladensburg Road and Mount Olivet Road; 
Northwest on Mount Olivet Road to West Virginia Avenue; Northeast on West Virginia 
Avenue to the Montana Avenue traffic circle; Clockwise around the Montana Avenue traffic 
circle to its first intersection with New York Avenue; Southwest on New York Avenue to its 
intersection with the western boundary of the WMATA property identified as Square 3605 
Lot 814; North along said western boundary of Square 3605 Lot 814 to its northernmost 
point at its intersection with the western boundary of the CSX property identified as Square 
3605 Lot 837; North along said western boundary of Square 3605 Lot 837 to its northernmost 
point at its intersection with Rhode Island Avenue, N.E.; Northeast on Rhode Island Avenue 
to 18th Street; North on 18th Street to Jackson Street; East oh Jackson Street to 20th 
Street; North on 20th Street to Monroe Street; East on Monroe Street to South Dakota 
Avenue; Northwest on South Dakota Avenue to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD SCOlBoundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of South 
Dakota Avenue and Quincy Street; East on Quincy Street to 24th Street; North on 24th 
Street to Randolph Street; East on Randolph Street to the District of Columbia— State of 
Maryland boundary; Southeast along the District of Columbia— State of Maryland boundary 
to Monroe Street; West on Monroe Street to Clinton Street; Southwest on Clinton Street to 
Myrtle Avenue; Southwest on Myrtle Avenue to South Dakota Avenue Northwest on South 
Dakota Avenue to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 5C02 Boundaries y 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of South 
Dakota Avenue and Myrtle Avenue; Northeast on Myrtle Avenue to Clinton Street; North- 
east on Clinton Street to Monroe Street; East on Monroe Street to the District of 
Columbia— State of Maryland boundary; Southeast along the District of Columbia— State of 
Maryland boundary to Bladensburg Road; Southwest on Bladensburg Road to its intersec- 
tion with the centerline of the CSX railroad tracks; West along said centerline of the CSX 
railroad tracks to Montana Avenue; North on Montana Avenue to 18th Street; North on 18th 
Street to Evarts Street; East on Evarts Street to 26th Street; North on 26th Street to 

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Franklin Street; East on Franklin Street tw Vista Street;. Northeast on Vista Street to South 
Dakota Avenue; Northwest on South Dakota Avenue to the point of beginning. 

' .o f. Description of SMD 5C03 Boundaries ^ { t 5 

All streets are lqcated in the; Northeast quadrant, .Beginning at the intersection of Bladens^ 
burg Road and South Dakota Avenue; ;Northeast oiv Bladensburg Road to,the t; District;,of 
Columbia — State of Maryland boundary; Southeast along the District of Columbia — State of 
Maryland boundary to its intersection with the eenterline of the Anacostia River; Southwest 
along, said eenterline, of the Anacostia River to its intersection with the eenterline of the CSX 
railroad tracks; 'West along; sa;oi centeriine^of^ieCSIX railroad tracks to its intersection with 
a , line,,, extending South . Dakota ' Avenue from the northwest; r Northwest along said' ji^ie 
extending; South Dakota ^.y,enue,'and continuing nortKwest.pii South Dakota Avenue p f ^M 
Place; Northeast on 33rd Place M Fort Lincoln Driver Northwest on Fort Lincoln Drive to 
31st Place; ., Southwest.on 31§t Place to" South Dakota Avenue; : rjprth'west on South Dakota 
Avenue to the point .of be^nniing.^' ' l f '■..'.... ' .■[,,.< \"7' 

Description of SMD 5C04 Boundaries ' ■ v " 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Bladens- 
burg Road and South Dakota Aye.nue; Southeast on South Dakota ^venue to 31st Place; 
Northeast on 31st Place to Fort Lincoln Drive; Southeast on Fort ^incoln,Drive tOy ( 3|3rd 
Place; Southwest on 33rd Place to South Dakota Avenue; Southeast on South.Dakota Avenge 
tp its end; i at.;New York Avenue; Continuing southeast on a line extending South .D^pia 
Avenue southeast to its intersection with^th^penterline 6|jthe,jPSX railroad tracks; East;, on 
said eenterline of the CSX railroad tracks' Ito jits ^ intersection .with the eenterline of the 
Anacostia, River; Southwest along said eenterline" , ; of the ^acostia River, to its intersection 
with a, line extending M Streetfrom the west; West along said line extending M Street tb.the 
easternmost extent of M .Street along ; the, southern property^ boundary of the,, National 
Arboretunij^West along .said southern property boundai^ofvthe^National, Arboretuni to, the 
intersection of Bladensburg Rpa^..and ; li|punt^Plivet Road; -Northwest on- Mqunt Olivet ^Road 
to West Virginia Avenue; Northeast on We^f Virginia Avenue to,.the Montana ^yenu^traffic 
circle; Clockwise around the Montana Ayenue traffic circle to its first intersection with New 
York Avenue; East on New, York Avenue, to its eastern intersection with the Montana 
Avenue traffic circle; ■. Counterclockwise around the Montana. Avenue traffic, circle to north- 
bourid .Montana Avenue;,. N intersection with the eenterline pf 

the CSX, railroad, tracks; -Bast on>said ; eenterline of the CSX railroad tracks tp Bladensburg 
Road; .Northeast pnBladens,^ !^> - !) 

;I)^sd:iiitioh'6f SMD 5C05 feouridarie& ' 

All streets are located in the Northeast, guadrant. Beginning at the intersection of W Street 
and 15th Street; East on W J Str£6t [ to'M^ South "on Montana Avenue to the 

Montana Avenue tiiaffi.ercircle;, Qlockrose, around^ the Montana A circle to its 

eastern, intersection with 1 New York Ayenue; Southwest' on New York Avenue tp. ; its 
intersection -with the western ^boundary ofcthe.WMATA property identified, as Squam3605 
1^:814;- North along said westorn boundary of Square 3(SQ5 Lot 814 to its, northernniost 
point atdts intersection with the, western; boundary of. the. CJSX property identified ^Square 
3605 Lot 83,7;, '.North ajong said western boundary -of 'Square 3605 Lot 837; to its northernmost 
point at its intersection with Rhode Island Avenue;; Northeast on .Rhode Island- Ayenue to 
Montana Avenue; Southeast on Montana Avenue to 14th Street; In a southerly direction on 
14th Street to Downing Street; Northeast oh Downing : S¥Setfto 15th Street; South on 15th 
Street to the point of beginning.,,,^ ,..«.■; ,— -,r, ^ -. ,</■ ■" . ■ " ,, ^ , ,\ 

; ; y ; ' Description of SMD^SCOG Boundaries f ^ 

AIL streets are located in i the \ Northeast quadrant. .Beginning: at thet intersection of .Rhode 
Island . Avenue and - 17th Street; South - on 17th Street to Evarts < Street; East on Evarts 
Strefetto ISthStreet; Southron 18th Streets W- Street; * 'West on Wi street to 15th Street; 
Iii^a northerly direction on 15th, Street to Downing^ Street; i Southwest .-on Downing Street to 
14th Street In a northerly direction on 14th --Street to: Montana Avenue; Northwest oh 

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Montana Avenue to Rhode Island Avenue; Northeast on Rhode Island Avenue to the point of 
beginning. 

Description of SMD 5C07 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Monroe 
Street and South Dakota Avenue; Southeast on South Dakota Avenue to Vista Street; 
Southwest on Vista Street to Franklin Street; West on Franklin Street to 26th Street; South 
on 26th Street to Evarts Street; West on Evarts Street to 17th Street; North on 17th Street 
to Rhode Island Avenue; Northeast on Rhode Island Avenue to 18th Street; North on 18th 
Street to Jackson Street; East on Jackson Street to 20th Street; North on 20th Street to 
Monroe Street; E,ast on Monroe Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of ANC 5D Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant Beginning at the intersection of Florida 
Avenue and New York Avenue; Southeast on Florida Avenue to Benning Road; East on 
Benning Road to the centerline of the Anacostia River; North along the centerline of the 
Anacostia River to its intersection with a line extending M Street from the west; West along 
said line extending M Street to the easternmost extent of M Street along the southern 
property boundary of the National Arboretum; West along said southern property boundary 
of the National Arboretum to the intersection of Bladensburg Road and Mount Olivet Road; 
Northwest on Mount Olivet Road to West Virginia Avenue; Northeast on West Virginia 
Avenue to the Montana Avenue traffic circle; Clockwise around the Montana Avenue traffic 
circle to its first intersection with New York Avenue; Southwest on New York Avenue to the 
point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 5D01 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Florida 
Avenue and New York Avenue; Southeast on Florida Avenue to West Virginia Avenue; 
Northeast on West Virginia Avenue to the Montana Avenue traffic circle; Clockwise around 
the Montana Avenue traffic circle to its western intersection with New York Avenue; 
Southwest on New York Avenue to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 5D02 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of West 
Virginia Avenue and Mount Olivet Road; Southeast on Mount Olivet Road to Bladensburg 
Road; Southwest on Bladensburg Road to Meigs Place; Northwest on Meigs Place to 16tb 
Street; Southwest on 16th Street to Levis Street; Northwest on Levis Street to Holbrook 
Street; Northeast on Holbrook Street to Childress Street; Northwest on Childress Street to 
Trinidad Avenue; Southwest on .Trinidad Avenue to Queen Street; Northwest on Queen 
Street to West Virginia Avenue; Northeast on West Virginia Avenue to the point of 
beginning. 

Description of SMD 5D03 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant Beginning at the intersection of Maryland 
Avenue and 21st Street; North on 21st Street to M Street along the southern property 
boundary of the National Arboretum; West along said southern property boundary of the 
National Arboretum to the intersection of Bladensburg Road and Mount Olivet Road; 
Southwest on Bladensburg Road to Maryland Avenue; Northeast on Maryland Avenue to 
17th Street; North on 17th Street to L Street; East on L Street to 19th Street; South on 
19th Street to Maryland Avenue; Northeast on Maryland Avenue to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 5D04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 21st 
Street and M Street; East on M Street to its end; Continuing east'on a line extending M 
Street east to its intersection with the centerline of the Anacostia River; South along said 
centerline of the Anacostia River to Benning Road; West on Benning Road to 19th Street; 
North on 19th Street to Bennett Place; East on Bennett Place to 21st Street; North on 21st 
Street to .the point of beginning. ' ' 

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r i( , r Description of SMD 5D05 Boundaries ■■».-■ ■■■■// 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Maryland 
Avenue and 21st Street; South oh 21st Street & 'Bennett Place; 'West on Bennett Place to 
19th; Street;., South r pn 19th Street to Benning Road; Wesk onBenning Road. to Bladensburg 
Roa^Npr^heasj; on^adensbiirg Road to Maryland ^enue^ .Northeast ^on JytarylandAyenue 
to 17th Street; r^Nprtih pn l|th Street tp.Lj Street; East.pn^§treeti:o lgth $1ree^ ^Soutti ; pn 
19th Sftt;eet to Maryland Avenue;* Northeast on ^Maryland Avenue to the point .p| beginning. 

""... , ;i ;j 3 '" / /' ' Z Description of SMI) 5p06 r Bouhlaries '" " /;■;'"' ' H ^'\ 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. ■ Begihmrig at the : intersection* of West 
Virginia Avenue and Oate§ Street; ^.Southeast on Oates Street to Bladensburg Road; 
Southwest on Bladensburg Road to Florida Avenue; Northwest on Florida Avenue to West 
Virginia Avenue; Northeast'on i West ^'rginia Avenue to the pointofbei^nhing, <;? '' ' 

■ Description of SMD 5D07 Boundaries - ( < , : • 

All streets are locate^ in. the Nor#i6asp quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of West 
^ir^nija jt AvOT^e^^4^.en Street; Sputheast m .Queen Street to Trniidad Avenue; North- 
east pn TJrinidad ^Avenue, to Childress Street; ^Southeast on Childress Street to Holbrook 
Street; Southwest on Holbroo^ Street to Levis Street; Southeast on Levis Street to 16th 
S^^t^.Nprtheast on 16tii Street to Meigs, Place; Southeast on Sleigs Place to Bladensburg 
Road; Southwest on, Bladensburg Road tp Gates Street; Northwest on Oates Street to ^est 
Virginia Avenue; Northeast on West Virginia Avenue to the point of beginning. 

Description! of AN&5E Boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of Park Place, N.W. and Kenyon Street, N.W.;' East on Kenyon 
Street, N.W.;to Irving Street, N.W.; East on Irving Street, N:W to North Capitol Street; 
South on North Capitol Street to Michigan Avenue; Northeast on Michigan Avenue, N^E. to 
the centerline of the WMATA Metrorail tracks; South along said centerline' of the WMATA 
Metrorail tracks to Rhode Island Avenue, N.E<; 1 SPuthwestbn Rhode Island^ Avenue, 'N.E. to 
its intersection with the northwest corner ■, of the,QSX prpperty identified as Square 3605 Lot 
837; South along the western boundary of said Square 3605^1^ 837 to its southernmost point 
at its intersection with the western'bbundary^of the' WMATA property identified as Square 
3605 Lot -814; South -along the western boundary -of said Square 3605 Lot 814 to its 
southernmost point atdts intersection with NewTorkfAve"hue,-N,Ej;'iSbuthwest onNew.York 
Avenuey N.E, to 1 New York <Avenue, N.W., and continuing southwest on>New ; York Avenue,- 
N.W; toKirby Street, NW.;/ North on <^ N 

Street; N.W. to New Jersey Avenue, ^.W;; Nor1fevest5onoNew Jersey Avenue, N,Wrto 
Florida Avenue,' N.W.; Southeast on Florida Avenue^ N.W. 'to" Rhode Island* Avenue, N.W;; 
Northeast on Rhode Island Avenue, N.W. to 2nd Street, N.W.; North on 2nd Street, NiW. to 
Bryant Street, N.W.; East on Bryant Street,, J^W.^to 1st Street, N.W.; North on 1st Street 
NW to Michigan Avenue, ^.W.f Northwest! oh iVDcnigan Avenue, N.W. to Park Place, N.W.; 
North oh Park <Elaee : />N..W. to the point of beginning, r r ■■> ,' , ! 

f ;i \ Description of SBID ,5E01 Boundaries ): , : 

All streets are located in the ^prtheast quadrant. /Beginning 'at J tlie 'intersection of Franklin 

Street' arid Miclu^an Avenue; \ Northeast ' on ^Michigan Avenue. A to tne, 'centerline' ;pf the 

Wi\^A^ f Metr^pra^ South along said; interline of the';^VMATA Metrorail tracks 'to 

FranMih Street;' West on Franklin' Street to the point of beginning. 

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Description of SMD 5E02 Boundaries 

All ;street& areJobated in the- Northeast quadrant Beginning at the intersection' oft Franklin 
Street and 6th Street;- East <on Franklin Street to the centerline of the WMATA Metrorail 
tracks;- South along said:centerline of the WMATA Metrorail tracks to Rhode Island 'Avenue; 
Southwest on' Rhode Island Avenue to 4th Street; North oh;;4th IStreet to Evartsc Street; 
East on Evarts Street to 6th Street; North on 6th Street to the : point of ^-beginning. 

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Description of SMD 5E03 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Rhode 
Island Avenue and Summit Place; Northeast on Rhode Island Avenue to its intersection with 
the northwest corner of the CSX property identified as Square 3605 Lot 837; South along the 
western boundary of said Square 3605 Lot 837 to its southernmost point at its intersection 
with the western boundary of the WMATA property identified as Square 3605 Lot 814; South 
along the western boundary of said Square 3605 Lot 814 to its southernmost point at its 
intersection with New York Avenue; Southwest on New York Avenue to Florida Avenue; 
Northwest on Florida Avenue to Eckington Place; North on Eckington Place to R Street; 
East on R Street to 2nd Street; North on 2nd Street to T Street; West on T Street to 
Summit Place; North on Summit Place to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 5E04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of North 
Capitol Street and Rhode Island Avenue; Northeast on Rhode Island Avenue to Summit 
Place; South on Summit Place to T Street; East on T Street to 2nd Street; South on 2nd 
Street to R Street; West on R Street to Eckington Place; Southwest on Eckington Place to 
Florida Avenue; Southeast oil Florida Avenue to New York Avenue; Southwest on New York 
Avenue to North Capitol Street; North on north Capitol Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 5E05 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant Beginning at the intersection of New 
Jersey Avenue and R Street; East on R Street to 4th Street; South on 4th Street to Q 
Street; East on Q Street to Florida Avenue; Southeast on Florida Avenue to North Capitol 
Street; South on North Capitol Street: to New York Avenue; Southwest on New York 
Avenue to Kirby Street; North on Kirby Street to N Street; West on N Street to New 
Jersey Avenue; Northwest on New Jersey Avenue to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 5E06 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 2nd 
Street and Rhode Island Avenue; South on 2nd Street to Randolph Place; : East on Randolph 
Place to North Capitol Street; South on North Capitol Street to Florida Avenue; Northwest 
on North Capitol Street to Q Street; West on Q Street to 4th Street; North on 4th Street to 
R Street; West on R Street to New Jersey Avenue; Northwest on New Jersey Avenue to 
Florida Avenue; Southeast on Florida Avenue to Rhode Island Avenue; -Northeast on- Rhode 
Island Avenue to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 5E07 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant Beginning at the intersection of 2nd 
Street and U Street; East on U Street to North Capitol Street; South on North Capitol 
Street to Randolph Place; West on Randolph Place to 2nd Street; North on 2nd Street to the 
point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 5E08 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 2nd 

Street and Adams Street; East on Adams Street to North Capitol Street; South on North 

Capitol Street to U Street; West on U Street to 2nd Street; North on 2nd Street to the point 
of beginning. 

Description of SMD 5E09 Boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of Park Place, N.W. and Kenyon Street, N.W.; East on Kenyon 
Street, N.W. to Irving Street, N.W.; East on Irving Street, N.W. to North Capitol Street; 
South on North Capitol Street to Michigan Avenue; East on Michigan Avenue, N.E. to 
Franklin Street, N.E.; Southeast on Franklin Street, N.E. to Lincoln Road, N.E.; South on 
Lincoln Road to Rhode Island Avenue, N.E;;- Southwest on Rhode Island Avenue, N.E. to 
North Capitol Street; North on North Capitol Street to Adams Street; West on Adams 
Street, N.W. to 2nd Street, N.W.; North on 2nd Street, N.W. to Bryant Street, N.W.; East 

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on Bryant Street, N.W, to 1st Street, N.W.; ■ North on MtStreet NW to Michigan Avenue, 
N.W.; Northwest on Michigan Avenue, N.W. to Park Place., N.W.; North on Park Place., 
N.W. to the ipoint '6f beginning. ,L I ,,, / 1; ' '' *, ^ \, V - 

-Description * , " V' v ' 

All streets are Ideated 'in -the 'North east c-utdraht. Beginning* at the intersection of Lincoln 
Rbacl arid Frankliii- Street; East oh- Franklin' Street to 6th Street; -South- on 6th Street to 
Evarts Street;-' West' r on Evarts Street to 4th Street^ South on 4th Street to Rhbde Island 
Avenue; Southwest 'on 'Rhode Island Avenue to Lincoln Road; Northeast oh Lincoln Road 1 td 
the point of beginning. ^r*>o : :.,v. / ;t ^ 

Description of ANC 6A Boundaries 

All streets are, located in the Northeast quadrant unless ,othei7rise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of 8th Street and- Florida Aveniie;'.,Sputheast,on Flqrida Avenue to H Street; 
East .on H Street to Benning -Road; : Ea§t,on Benning; Road to ,19th Street;. South on 19th 
Street to C Street; East on t Q Street to 22nd Street;. South on 22nd Street to the northern 
portion of East Capitol Street; West ;on 7 the northern portion of , East Capitol Street to 19th 
Street; Continuing west on East; Capitol Street to 13th Street; South on 13th Street, S.E. to 
the eastbound portion of East Capitol Street south of Lincoln Park; West along said 
eastbound portion of East Capitol' Street tollth Street; North' oh 11th Street, S.E. to East 
Capitol Street; West on East Capitol Street to 8th Street; North on 8th Street to, H Street; 
West qn HStreet to 7th Street; ' Nprth on 7th to I Street; East. on 1 Street, to. Jih Street; 
North on 8th Street tp the pointpf 'beginning. : , /"' ' , ; ' : ^ 

' Description SMD 6A01 Boundaries ' 

All streets are located ,: in' ; the r N6 r rthea!st quadrant Beginning at the intersection 5 of 8th Street 
and Florida Avenue; Southeast on Florida Avenue to,, 13,th Street; South on 13th Street to H 
Street; West on H Street to 11th Street; South on 11th Street to G Street; West on G Street 
to 8th Street North on 8th Street to H StreetrWest6h ; H Street to^th Street; North on 7th 
to I Street;^ East oh J I' Street to r 8th Street; North on '8th Street teethe poiht^ of beginning. 

J t ; ' Description of SMD 6A02 Boundaries > : ^ nj c 

All streets ;are locatedidn; the Norfe of 11th 

Street and H Street; East on H Street to 13th Street;; ;Sputh Ion:, 13th Street-to E -Street; 
West on E Street to Maryland Avenue; „jSouthwest on Maryland Avenue to 8th Street; North 
on 8th Street to G Street; East on G Street to 11th Sti^et^^NorSn on 11th Street to the point 

pfbeginning. jV . *.■■;■ ,. ,^ . %:i ^ ; : f ? ,;■ -v 

'\ description of SJMD 6A03 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Maryland 
Avenue and E Street; Eastion E Street, to 1 10th Street;" South; on 10th Street to C Street; 
East on C Street to 12th Street; South on. 12th Street to. the westbound portion of East 
Capitol Street north of Lincoln Parlc^ South oh 

11th Street to East Capitol Sitreet;'^ 
Street to Maryland Avenue; ! Northeast oh Maryland^ Avenue' to 1 ffie 'point bf'lbegihhing. 

Description of SMD 6A0 V 4 Boundaries 

All streets are 'located in the.^ortheast quadrant unless otherwise*, designated; Beginnirigtat 
the intersection of C Street and, 12th Street* Eastori ; £l Street,, to 15th Street; South on\L5th 
Street to East Capitol Street; West on East Capitol Street to 13th Street jL-Sotith on"13th 
Street, S.E. to the eastbound portion ofvEast iCapitoL Street south:; of . Lincoln Park; .West 
along said eastbound portion Vbf ^EastoCapitol Street to 11th Street;' North -.on ,11th Street, 
S.E, to the eastbound, portion of East Capitol Street; north of Lincoln Park; East on East 
Capitol Street to 12th Street; North on 12th Street to) the. point of beginning. ■ .'., -. ; 

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Description of SMD 6A05 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 10th 
Street and E Street; East on E Street to 15th Street; South on 15th Street to C Street; 
West on C Street to 10th Street; North on 10th Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 6A06 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 13th 
Street and Florida Avenue; Southeast on Florida Avenue to H Street; East on H Street to 
15th Street; South on 15th Street to Gales Street; East on Gales Street to 16th Street; 
South on 16th Street to Isherwood Street; West on Isherwood Street to 15th Street; North 
on 15th Street to E Street; West on E Street to 13th Street; North on 13th Street to the 
point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 6A07 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 15th 
Street and Benning Road; East on Benning Road to 19th Street; South on 19th Street to E 
Street; West on E Street to 18th Street; South on 18th to D Street; West on D Street to 
16th Street; North on 16th Street to Gales Street; West on Gales Street to 15th Street; 
North on 15th Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 6A08 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 18th 
Street and E Street; East on E Street to 19th Street; South on 19th Street to C Street; 
East on C Street to 22nd Street; South on 22nd Street to the northern portion of East 
Capitol Street; West on the northern portion of East Capitol Street to 19th Street; 
Continuing west on East Capitol Street to 15th Street; North on 15th Street to Isherwood 
Street; East on Isherwood Street to 16th Street; South on 16th Street to D Street; East on 
D Street to 18th Street; North on 18th Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of ANC 6B Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of a line extending South Capitol Street north and a line extending East 
Capitol Street west; East on said line extending East Capitol Street, and continuing east on 
East Capitol Street to 11th Street; South on 11th Street to the eastbound portion of East 
Capitol Street south of Lincoln Park; East along said eastbound portion of East Capitol 
Street to 13th Street; North on 13th Street to East Capitol Street; East on East Capitol 
Street to 19th Street; South on 19th Street. to its intersection with the property line of 
Congressional Cemetery; in an easterly direction along the property line of Congressional 
Cemetery to its easternmost point and continuing east on the same bearing to the centerline 
of the Anacostia River; Southwest along the centerline of the Anacostia River to Interstate 
295; North on Interstate 295 to 11th Street; North on 11th Street to M Street; West on M 
Street to 7th Street; North on 7th Street to the Southeast Expressway; Northwest *on the 
Southeast Expressway to South Capitol Street; North on South CapitolStreet to the point of 
beginning. 

Description of SMD 6B01 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant unless otherwise designated; Beginning at 
the intersection of a line extending South Capitol Street northward and a line extending East 
Capitol Street westward; East on said line extending East Capitol Street, and continuing east 
on East Capitol Street to 5th Street; South on 5th Street to A Street; West on A Street to 
4th Street; South on 4th Street to North Carolina Avenue; Southwest on North Carolina 
Avenue to 3rd Street;, South on 3rd Street to the Southeast Expressway; Northwest on the 
Southeast Expressway to South Capitol Street; North on South Capitol Street and continuing 
north along a line extending South Capitol Street north to the point of beginning. : ■.;.: 

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Description of 'SMD 6B02 Boundaries 

All streetg ( are ; locaJiecLin the Southeast quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection .of Sth'Street and East Capitol Street; East on East Capitol Street tp 9th 
S^ee f t. (V South on 9|th JStreet to A Street; Weston A Street to 8th Street; South on ,8th 
Street to its first intersection with D Street; ' East on D Street to 9th Street; South on 9th 
Street to Pennsylvania Avenue; Northwest on/Pennsylvania .Avenue to its first intersection 
with D Street; West on D Street to 7th Street; North on' 7th Street to D Street; West on D 
Street to 3rd Street; o North ^orir&rd Street to^NorthGai'oliha Avenue; -Northeastron North 
Carolina. Avenue to-4thvStreet; North on 4th Street to A Street; East oirA Street to 5th 
Street; Northvbn 5th Street to the point of beginningi > *- '^ ^ -* i '>' ■ 

? ' ' f Ilescriptioii of SM^6B()3 Boundaries ?" '" 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant unless otherwise designated. 'Beginning at 

the intersection of the 3rd Street and D Street East on D Street to 7th Street; South on 7th 

Street to D Street; East bti Street to l '8th Street; -SoutH'WSth Street to the Southeast 

Expressway; Northwest on the Southeast Expressway to 3rd Street; North on 3rd Street to 

the point of heSririingJ'" ; * ' v " ' ,'''.''"' 

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Description of SMD 6B04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant unless otherwise designated, Beginning at 
the intersection of 9th Street and South Carolina Avenue; Northeast on South Carolina 
Avenue to 11th Street; North on 11th Street to C Street; East^on C Street to 12th Street; 
South on 12th Street to K Street; West on K Street to 1 lth Street; South on 11th Street to 
M Street; -West on M Street to 7th Street; ; North on 7th Street the Southeast Expressway; 
Southeast .on;<the- Southeast .Expressway -to;. 8th Street; North on 8th - -Street to its first 
intersection' with ^D*; Street; : ; East on D. Street .toj, Pennsylvania Avenue; *« Southeast, on 
Pennsylvania Avenue? to 9th Street; North on 9th Street to the pointpf .'beginning; . - >--.■,' . 

' .../?:■'■ ' : Etescrijptioh of §MD^ 6B05 Boundaries' J '".. ; 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant unless-otherwise designated! Beginning at 
the intersection of 9th Street and East Capitol Street; East on East Capitol to 11th Street; 
South on 11th Street to the : eastb6und portion of East Capitol Street south of Lincoln Park 
East along said .eastbound portion of East Capitql Street to 13th Street; South on 13th Street 
to Independence Avenue; "West bri Ih^eperifience' Avenue t# l2th Street; South on 12th 
Stteet ;, #^ G Street tollth ;St^e^fj^Sbu%;6fi;ll& Street to South Carolina 

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North ; 'on 8th Stree : 
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Avemje;- Southwest 6'fi South Carolina &vehu]e ; 'fe'l3^ D Streetto 8th Street; 

N"c«^=bn r ' : 8th 'StJ^i:fo ; 'A-*Stre^;_ Ea3t;on^ ^^gt^ 9 th ; ^eet; North on 9th Street to the 



i vJ k jq ■■♦=(, Description of SMD 6B06 ;B6undaries 

M^teeete #re jocated in the Southeast quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
tSie./ip^seqtiqri'of South Carolina.Avenue-ai^d Kentucky Avenue; 1 , Southeast on Kentucky 
Avenue to 6 Street; East on Q 1 Street to 15th' Street; South, on JlSth ^Street to f Pennsylvania 
ity^hue; Southeast on PennsylvanU\\Avenue to. the .centerlirie of ] the. Atiaco^tia/Riyer; 
Sbul^estjpn tKe^Anacostia rtiyer ^jQ^Iht^r^ate^^ /North 'on interstate; 29j£,to litji Sjti&et; 
North on !, llth Street to tnV Soutneast ' Freeway; East' on' Southeast Preeway\.tp J, its 
intersection with a line extending 14th Street from the north; North along said line extending 
14th Street and continuing...npr^ j qn.li4th ;f Skeet;1^ EJotpmac Avenue; Continuing north along 
a line extending 14th Street north to Pennsylvania Avenue; Northwest on Pennsylvania 
Avenue to 12th ^Street;, North on 12th St^ejt^iiteintersectipn with the portion of C Street 
north 7 pf Souj^Carplina Avenue; East on i said portion of jG Street to South; Carolina Avenue; 
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°\ r ' Descrijption of SIVCD 6B07 Boundaries 

All- streets are located in the Southeast quadrant unless otherwise designated, f Beginning at 
the- intersection of Pennsylvania AVenue and ■ 12th Street; Southeast on Pennsylvania Avenue 
to its intersection with a> line extending 14th f Street from the south; South along said line 

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extending 14th Street and continuing south on 14th. Street to its end at L Street; Continuing 
south along a line extending 14th Street south to the Southeast Freeway; West on the 
Southeast Freeway to 11th Street; North on 11th Street to K Street; East on E Street to 
12th Street; North on 12th Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 6B08 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of East Capitol Street and 13th Street; East on, East Capitol Street to 15th 
Street; South on 15th Street to Massachusetts Avenue; Southeast on Massachusetts Avenue 
to 16th Street; South on 16th Street to C Street; West on, C Street to Kentucky Avenue; 
Northwest on Kentucky Avenue to South Carolina Avenue; Southwest on South Carolina 
Avenue to C Street; West on C Street to 12th Street; North on 12th Street to Independence 
Avenue; East on Independence Avenue to 13th Street; North on 13th Street to point of 
beginning. 

Description of SMD 6B09 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of 16th Street and Massachusetts Avenue; Southeast on Massachusetts 
Avenue to 19th Street; South on 19th Street to its intersection with the property line of 
Congressional Cemetery; In an easterly direction along the property line of Congressional 
Cemetery to its easternmost point, and continuing east on the same bearing to the centerline 
of the Anacostia River; Southwest along the centerline of the Anacostia River to Pennsylva- 
nia Avenue Northwest on Pennsylvania Avenue to 15th Street; North on 15th Street to C 
Street; East on C Street to 16th Street; North on 16th Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 6B10 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning at 
the intersection of 15th Street and East Capitol Street; East on East Capitol Street to 19th 
Street; South on 19th Street to Massachusetts Avenue; Northwest on Massachusetts Avenue 
to 15th Street; North on 15th Street to East Capitol Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of ANC 6C Boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of New York Avenue, N.E. and Florida Avenue, N.E.; 
Southeast on Florida Avenue, N.E. to 8th Street, N.E.; South on 8th Street, N.E. to I Street, 
N.E.; West on I Street, N.E. to 7th Street, N.E.; South on 7th Street, N.E. to H Street, 
N.E.; East on H Street, N.E. to 8th Street, N.E.; South oil 8th Street, N.E/ to East Capitol 
Street; West on East Capitol Street to its end at 1st Street; Continuing west along a line 
extending East Capitol Street west to its intersection with a line extending South Capitol 
Street north; North along said line extending South Capitol Street north ' to its intersection 
with Constitution Avenue; West on Constitution Avenue, N.W. to the point where it crosses 
above the eastern boundary of Interstate 395; North along the eastern boundary of 
Interstate 395 to the point where it crosses below Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.; Southwest 
on Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. to North Capitol Street; North on North Capitol Street to 
New York Avenue, N.E,; Northeast on New York Avenue, N.E. to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 6C01 boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of Constitution Avenue, N.E. and 8th Street, N.E. ; South on 
8th Street, N.E. to East Capitol Street; West on East Capitol Street to its end at 1st Street; 
Continuing west along a line extending East Capitol Street west to its intersection with a line 
extending South Capitol Street north; North along said line extending South Capitol Street 
north to its, intersection with Constitution Avenue; East along Constitution Avenue, N.E. to 
the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 6C02 boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of the eastern boundary of Interstate 395 and Massachusetts 

Avenue, N.W.; Southeast on Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. to Massachusetts Avenue, N.E ; 

Southeast on Massachusetts Avenue, N.E. to Columbus Circle, N.E.; Counter-clockwise 
around Columbus Circle, N.E. to F Street, N.E.; East on F Street, N.E. to 2nd Street, 

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N.E. ■;■,;. South on 2nd,Street, .N*E; to : "thef .SUey between EStreet, N.E; arid F StreetjN.E;; 
In an easterly direction along .said alley between E .Street, NJE. and ,F Street, N.E. /to 3rd 
Street, N.E. . .; South on 3r;d<Street, NIEhto.E; Street, N.E.; Eas'tomE Street,' N.E. to 4th 
Street, N.E. . .; South on 4th Street^ N$kto Constitution Avenue, iN'.E.; West on-Cohstitu- 
tion Avenue, N.E. to the eastern tjpundary of Interstate ,395; ; North along the eastern 
boundary of Interstate 395 f to the poini tff beginning. 

* ■.■•:..■'- ■ Description of SMD 6G03 boundaries . ; 

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All .streets ; aye x located in : tha y Northeast quadrant.^ Beginning at the intersection of 6th 

Street and F il Street; i ,,East on F Street to f 8th Street;..' South, pn 8th Street, .to Constitution 

Avenue;,, ^est on .Constitution,, Avenue to 4th Street;, VNorth on H 4th Street .to. E Street; East 

on E Street to 6th Str^t; N \. , 

Description of SMD 6C04 boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of North 
Capitot Street and H Street; East on H 'Street to 2nd Street; North on 2nd Street to I 
Street; East 'on I Street' to' 3rd 'Street; Sputh "on 3rd Street to H Street; East on H Street to 
5th Street;^ South on 5tft Street 'to F Street; East on F Street to 6th Street; South on 6th 
Street to^E 'Street; W^ E StreetWSrd S£rei?t; North on 3rd Street to the alley between 
E StreeiTJaliil F i|treet; In a- wes$rly &ec&n^ldng said alley between E Street and F 
Street 'to 1 2riff .Street; North on 2ri<TStre v et; to F Street; West dn'F Street to Columbus Circle; 
Clock^seikround Columbus Circle^. tb r Ma J ss,achusetts Ayen^ Northwest on' Massachusetts 
Avenue to isfortlP Capitol Street; North Pn : 'N ; 6rth L Capitol 'Street to 'the point Pf beginning. 

, Description of SMD 6C05 boundaries r 

- -All streets are lpc'ated^ahithe Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 3rd 
Street and K-Street; wEast on E Street to 8th Street;; -South on 8th Street!toI;Street^West 
on I Street to 7th Street; South on '7th Street to H Street; East on H Street to f 8th Street; 
South on 8th Street to F Street;,, West, on<F Street to 5th Street; North on 5th Street to H 
Street; West on H Street to Srd Street; North on ^rd ; Street to the point of beginning. 

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All ; streets are- locateqVin the; ^ortheast . quadrant,., , Beginning at the intersection- of : Niew 
York Avenue and Flor^a'Avenue,;,.. Southeast on. Florida .^venue to 8th i Street; South .on-,8th 
Street to -E^ Street; t .West on K Street tp 3rd Street; * South,, on 3rd Street to I Street; Wqst-;on 
I Street tq 2nd Street; ' Spu^.oV,Snd ; Street to H Street; .Westpn it .Street to North ".Capitol 
Street; Nqrth on' North' Capitol ; Street to New York Avenue; 'Northeast . on. New" York 
Avenue tp.the point of beginmng^. '</,.. *.... . . . ,'., . . ' .. .,_;. 

>. L - ^ : r''>P^^P*^P^Pfi^JP''PP;Boundaries , 

Beginning at tne intferkectioii Pf 'HW' Street, S.W. and Independehb'e AVenu6, S.W.;' East 
on Independence Avenue, S,W„to; South ;CapitplStreet; -South on South Capitol Street to the 
Southeast Freeway (spur, to Interstate 295); Due southeast on the Southeast Freeway (spur 
tp^irstate 295) to;7th Street,,S,E:; South on 7 : fli / Streei;, S.E. to TVT Stre'et, S ? E f ;, East'onTyt 
Street S.E. v to llth Street,' S.E;; F Sbutih on irth Streef/S;?;: to 1 'tHe^centerline of the Anaeostia 
River; Sputhwest along in ^he^ri|terlihe 'of ; i thq Anacostia iSiver and the; projection 'pf^at 
<^nteriinetothe^^tim Wrj^'Mpng'saM Virginia/Shprpiine 

of theTdtoniac River to 14tn Street; North oh 14th Street, !) S.WJ to tJie^poirit of begintiing; 

Uescription of SMD 6D01 Boundaries 

't/All'streets are v located in- thenSouthwest quadrant. ■; Beginning at the intersection of 14th 
Stre'et and Independence Avenue; ? East'on Indeperidence Avenue to :4th Street; /South on 4th 
Street to M Street; West on >M Street 7 :to -Maine Avenue; Northweston Maine Avenue to r 14th 
Street; Norths onJ4th /Street tb the point of beginning. /»' ^ ; <*r; ■ r r>" , 

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Description of SMD 6D02 Boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of Delaware Avenue, S.W. and M Street, S.W. . . Northeast 
on Delaware Avenue, S.W. to I Street, S.W.; West on I Street, S.W. to 3rd Street, S.W.; 
North on 3rd Street, S.W. to G Street; Continuing north along a line extending 3rd Street to 
its continuation at E Street, S.W., and continuing north on 3rd Street to Independence 
Avenue, S.W.; East on Independence Avenue, S.W. to South Capitol Street; South on South 
Capitol Street to I Street, S.W.; East on I Street, S.E. to New Jersey Avenue, S.E.; 
Southeast on New Jersey Avenue, S.E. to K Street, S.E.; East on K Street, S.E. to 2nd 
Street, S.E.; South on 2nd Street, S.E. to L Street, S.E.; West on L Street, S.E. to 1st 
Street, S.E.; South on 1st Street,. S.E. to Potomac Avenue, S.E.; Southwest on Potomac 
Avenue, S.E. to South Capitol Street; North on South Capitol Street to M Street; West on M 
Street, S.W. to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 6D03 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 
Independence Avenue and 4th Street; South on 4th Street to I Street; East on I Street to 
Wesley Place; South on Wesley Place to K Street; East on K Street to 3rd Street; South on 
3rd Street to M Street; East on M Street to Delaware Avenue; Northeast on Delaware 
Avenue to I Street; West on I Street to 3rd Street; North on 3rd Street, S.W. to G Street; 
Continuing north along a line extending 3rd Street to its continuation at E Street, and 
continuing north on 3rd Street to Independence Avenue; West on Independence Avenue to 
the point of the beginning. 

Description of SMD 6D04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of M 
Street and 4th Street; South on 4th Street to the portion of Street to its east; East on 
Street to its end, and continuing east along a line extending Street to its continuation at 3rd 
Street; South on 3rd Street to P Street; West on P Street and continuing west along a line 
extending P Street to the Virginia shoreline of the Potomac River; North along said Virginia 
Shore of the Potomac River to 14th Street; Northeast on 14th Street to Maine Avenue; 
Southeast on Maine Avenue to M Street; East on M Street to the point of the beginning. 

Description of SMD 6D05 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southwest quadrant Beginning at the intersection of I Street 
and 4th Street; South on 4th Street to the portion of Street to its east; East on Street to 
its end, and continuing east along a line extending Street to its continuation at 3rd Street'; 
South on 3rd Street to P Street; West on P Street and continuing west along a line extending 
P Street to the Virginia shoreline of the Potomac River; South along said Virginia Shore of 
the Potomac River to its intersection with a line extending the center line of the Anacostia 
River; Northeast along said line extending the center line of the Anacostia River and 
continuing northeast along the centerline of the Anacostia River to South Capitol Street; 
Northwest on South Capitol Street to Potomac Avenue; Southwest on Potomac Avenue to R 
Street; West on R Street to 2nd Street; North on 2nd Street to Canal Street; Northeast on 
Canal Street, to Delaware Avenue; North on Delaware Avenue to M Street; West on M 
Street to 3rd Street; North on 3rd Street to K Street; West on K Street to Wesley Place; 
North on Wesley Place to I Street; West on I Street to the point of the beginning. 

Description of SMD 6D06 Boundaries 

.All streets are located in the Southwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 
Delaware Avenue and M Street; East on M Street to South Capitol Street; South on South 
Capitol .Street, to Potomac Avenue; Southwest on Potomac Avenue to R Street; West on R 
Street to 2nd Street; North on 2nd Street to Canal Street; Northeast on Canal Street to 
Delaware Avenue; North on Delaware Avenue to the point of the beginning. - 

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Description of SMD 6D07 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant. 'Beginning- at the intersection of the 
Southeast Freeway (spur to Interstate 295) and South Capitol Street;, South on South Capitol 
Street to I Street; East on I Streets to New Jersey Avenue; Southeast*;on t New Jersey 
Avenue to K Street;, Eastoii KStreet to;2hd Street; -South on 2nd;Streetto h Street; .West: 
o'n ,Lr Street;, to; 1st Street; South on -1st Street .^to, Potomac Avenue;! Southwest .on Potomac 
Avenue. * to. South, Capitol, Street; .South on South Capitol Street ^to., the center line! of -the 
Anacosti£ River; Northeast onl the i center, lirieiofVthe Anacostia .River to 11th Street; North 
on 11th' Street to -M- Street; West on M Street to 7th Street;- North on 7th Street to the 
Southeast- Freeway Xspur to 1-295); Northwest ion: the Southeast Freeway (spur to 1-295) to 
the point of the beginning. , '- r; .•■.:, , ' v 

Description of ANC 6E Boundaries 

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All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant Beginning at the intersection of T 
Street. and v Florida Avenue; Southeast on Florida Avenue torNew Jersey Avenue; Southeast 
on New Jersey Avenue to N Street; East on N Street to Kirby Street;. South on Kirby 
Street to New York Avenue; Northeast on New York Avenue >to North Capitol Street; South 
on. North Capitol Street to Massachusetts Avenue; Northwest on Massachusetts Avenue to 
7tbStreet; Ntirth on 7th; Street to M Street; Weston M Street to the alley running along the 
eastern side of the Washington Convention Center; -North: on said alley to-N Street; West on 
N; Street' to:9tk Streets North on 9th Streetto;E Street; West on P. street to 11th Street; 
North on 11th Street to S Street; East on S Street to Wiltberger Street; : North on 
Wiltberger Street to T Street; East on T Street to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 6E01 Boundaries 

■ All strgetsare located in the Northwest .quadrant. .Beginning at ; the intersection o£ 11th 
Street and SrStreet; , East on ;S Street tay7thrSte 

on R. Street to .Marion Street; South, on Marion Street to; Q Street; West on QrStreet to 7th 

StrjeetjiSouthon'TthStreetto 0: Street; West on Street to.9th Street; Nortbon 9th Street 

to-P:Sfeety tWest on P Street to 11th Streetf North on 11th Street to thepoirit of beginning., 

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Description SMD 6E02 Boundaries 

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Beginning at the intersection of T Street and Florida Avenue; Southeast on Florida 
Avenue to New-Jersey Avenue; ^-Southeast on NewvJersey Avenue to, Q Street; West on 
Street to 7th/. : Sjteelt;.:;:No.]ibQn 7th Street to Q Street; East On Q. Street to Marion Street; 
]SI"pr^5on ; Maripn; Street : to 1^ Street;- West on R Street to ;7th Street;, Northjon 7th Street to 
^rgtreet; > Ea]Sti-on; ; S^tl^t^to..^Stberger Street; North on .Wiltberger Street to T Street; 
Easton^Sj^ i .• .-■.■; ■'■'■?■. 

'i-i " ( ^ ^ Descriptioh-df SMD 6E03 Boundaries ' 

, All streets are located in the Northwestiquadranti Beginning at the intersection of 9th' 
Street and ,0 Street; .; East on Street to, 5th Stre T et; South on? 5th Street to M Street; West 
on M Street ta the alley running along' the' ekstern^ide of the Washington Convention center;' 
North on said alley* to N Street;- Westron N Street to 9th Street;. North on 9th Street to the; 
point of beginning; v .a j- I j ■ i ■• '<■ ; ■ ;-■* <. • 'i i- ■' 

Description of SMD 6E 04 Boundaries 

All streets are located, in. the? Northwest quadrant Beginning at the' intersection of 5th 
Street and Street;^ East pn; (^Street to. Mew: Jersey Avenue; Southeast on New Jersey 
Avenue to N Street; 'Easton-N'Streetto Kirby Street; Southron KirbyStreet \to New York 
Avenue^ Southwest on« New York Avenue, to 7th Street;, North on 7th Sti'eet'to M Street; 
East on M Street to 5tfo Street;^ North on 5th Street to the point of beginning. ..' 3 

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Description of SMD 6E05 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of New 
York Avenue and 4th Street; South on 4th Street to Massachusetts Avenue; West on 
Massachusetts Avenue to 7th Street North on 7th Street to New York Avenue; Northeast on 
New York Avenue to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 6E06 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of New 
York Avenue and North Capitol Street; South on North Capitol Street to L Street; West on 
a line extended west from L Street to 1st Street; North on 1st Street to New York Avenue; 
Northeast on New York Avenue to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 6E07 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northwest quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of New 
York Avenue and 1st Street; South on 1st Street to a line extended west from L Street; East 
on said line extended west from L Street to North Capitol Street; South on North Capitol 
Street to Massachusetts Avenue; Northwest on Massachusetts Avenue to 4th Street; North 
on 4th Street to New York Avenue; Northeast on New York Avenue to the point of 
beginning. 

Description of ANC 7B 

All streets located in the Southeast quadrant Beginning at the intersection of the 
centerline of the Anacostia River and a line extended west from Croffut Place; East on said 
line extended from Croffut Place to Croffut Place; Continuing East on Croffut Place to 
Minnesota Avenue; Southwest on Minnesota Avenue to its southwestern intersection with 
Randle Circle; Counterclockwise around Randle Circle to Ft Dupont Drive; East on Ft 
Dupont Drive to Ft Davis Drive; South on Ft. Davis Drive to Massachusetts Avenue; 
Southeast on Massachusetts Avenue to 42nd Street; South on 42nd Street to Ft Dupont 
Street; Southwest on Ft Dupont Street tq Q. Street; Northwest on Q Street to Ft Davis 
Street; Southwest on Ft Davis Street to R Street; Southeast on R Street to 40th Street; 
South on 40th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue; Southeast on Pennsylvania Avenue to 
Southern Avenue; Southwest on Southern Avenue to Naylor Road; Northeast on Naylor 
Road to 25th Street; North on 25th Street to Minnesota Avenue; Southwest on Minnesota 
Avenue to Nicholson Street; Northwest on Nicholson Street to Anacostia Drive, S.E.; 
Continuing Northwest along a line connecting to the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and 
the centerline of the Anacostia River; Northeast along the centerline of the Anacostia River 
to the point of the beginning. 

Description of SMD 7B01 Boundaries 

All streets are located in Southeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of the 
centerline of the Anacostia River and a line extended west from Croffut Place S.E.; East on 
said line extended from Croffut Place to Croffut Place; Continuing east along Croffut Place 
to Minnesota Avenue; Southwest on Minnesota Avenue to Nash Place; Northwest on Nash 
Place to Fairlawn Avenue; Continuing northwest along a line extending Nash Place to the 
centerline of the Anacostia River; Northeast along the centerline of the Anacostia River to 
the point of the beginning. ; 

Description of SMD 7B02 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 
Pennsylvania Avenue and 28th Street; Southeast on Pennsylvania Avenue to 30th Street; 
South on 30th Street extended across Ft Circle Park to V Place; East on V Place to 31st 
Street; South on 31st Street to W Street; East on W Street to 32nd Place; South on 32nd 
Place: 'to Alabama Avenue; Southwest on Alabama Avenue to Naylor Road; North on Naylor 
Road to 27th Street; North on 27th Street to Q Street; East on Q Street to 28th Street; 
North on 28th Street to the point of the beginning. 

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Description of >SMDlV7B'03 Boundaries 

All streets aire.located in the ^Southeast Quadrant. \? Beginning at the intersection of .the 
centerline of the\Anacostia River and, a' line < extending-, Nash Street to E the northwest; 
Southeast alongr said line, extending .Nash Street to Nash Street; Continuing southeast son 
Nash Street to Minnesota Avenue; Northeast on Minnesota Avenue to M Street; Southeast 
on M Street to 30th Street; South on 30th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue; Northwest on 
Pennsylvania Avenue to 28th Street;^ South; on 28th Street to Q Street; West on Q Street to 
27th Street; South on. 27th Street to Naylor Road; North, on, Naylor Road to 25th Street; 
North on 25tfi Street to M^ on ^ Miiinesbta^ 'Avenue to Nicholson 

Street;' Northwest on Nicholson S^eet'te:Aiiacostia Drive; Continuing Northwest ! along a line 
connecting' to the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and the ceiiterlme of ■ the; feacostia 
River; Northeast along the centerline of the Anacostia River' to the point of the beginning. 

Description of SMD 7B04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant. Beginning at the southwest intersection 
of Minnesota Avenue and Raridle Circle; Counter-clockwise around Randle Circle to Massa- 
chusetts' Avehuev. Southeast on Maspchusetts Avenue to 34th Street; South on 34th Street 
to M Street;' West 'on-ffi Streetto Branch Avenue; South on Branch Avenue to Pope Street; 
Southeast dri PopeSEreet to-'NashPlace; West on Nash Place to Highwood Drive; Southeast 
on Highwood Drive to its second intersection with Carpenter Street; East on Caipehter 
Street to Texas Avenue; Southwest on Texas Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue; Southeast on 
Pennsylvania Avenue to Alabama Ave; Southwe'st off Alabama Avenue to 32nd Place; North 
on 32nd Place tp ;i W, Street; .^Vesji on W Street t to 31st Street; North on ,31st;, Street to V 
Place; .West on Y Place to 30th. Street; Norfc'oji^ 

to M Street; Northwest on M" Street to Minnesota Avenue; Northeast on Minnesota Avenue 
to the point of the beginning.., ., ^ , j( ^ ■,.<■_, r T ,- . r 

Description of SMD 7B05 Boundaries ^ >, 

All streets are located in the Southeast' quadrant " Beginning :, at the intersection of 
Alabama Avenue and Branch Avenue; South oh Branch Avenue to Denver Street; Southeast 
on Denver Street to Highview Terrace; 'Northeast; on Highview^ Terrace to -34th Street; 
Southeast on 34th. Street to Southern 'Avenue; Southwest oh Southern Avenue to'Naylor 
Road;' 1 Northwest oh Na^br-R6ad 7 to Alabama Avenue; Northeast oh Alabama Avenue to the 
point of the 1 beginning. .>?;■■.*. ;.; ■■ /■ " i^ ; ^ , ■ ,.-"■ ■ - . .°.'<,w ' >.\- 

yt ^ description of SMD 7B06 Boundaries .. ■ . 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant. Beginning at the, intersection of 
Alabama Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue; Southeast on Pennsylvania Avenue to Southern 
Avenue; Southwest on Southern, Avenue to 34th, Steeet; Northwest on 34th Street to 
Highview Terrace; Southwest on Highview 'Terrace to Denver Street; Northwest on Denver 
Street to Branch -Atfehue;; North on Branch Avenue to Alabama Avenue; Northeast' on 
Alabama Avenue tWthe^pdiht of the beginning.- '' * > *< - -'-<■< v u -* 

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a . All streets are located" iri the Southeast quatfra'nj^ ^.titie' southeast mtersecjiQn 

of Randle Circle and "Massachusetts AvenuerCounter-clockwise ar^nd^^al^v.Sirqte^iw' Ft. 
Dupont Drive; East on Ft. Dupont Drive to Ft. Davis Drive; South oh 'Ft. Davis ttroe to 
Massachusetts Avenue; Southeast ; ,pnr,Massaqhus.etts Avenue to 42nd Street; South on 42nd 
Street to Ft. Dupont Street; 'Southwest on Ft.^Dupont Street; to Q Street; Northwest on Q 
Street to -Ft. Davis -Street;' Southwest on Ft. Davis. Street to R Stireet; Southeast\'onR Street 
to 40th Street? South on 40th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue;- Northwest oh Pennsylvania' 
Avenue to Texas Avenue;- .Mortheast: oh Texas .Avenue toy Carpenter. .Street;:- 1 West-oh 
Carpenter street to Highwood Drive; West on Highwood Drive to. Nash Place; East onNash 
Place.to Pope- Street;; Northwesfrion Pope Street; to branch; Avenue; < North on Branch 
Avenue to M Street; East on- -Ml Street to 34th Street; North oh 34th Street to Massachu4 
setts Avenue; Northwest on Massachusetts.. Avenue to the point of the beginning;* -■■:. • m>..\ 

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Description of ANC 7C Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 
Minnesota Avenue and Eastern Avenue; Southeast on Eastern Avenue to Southern Avenue; 
Southwest on Southern Avenue to East Capitol Street; West on East Capitol Street to 47th 
Street; North on 47th Street to 47th Place; South on 47th Place to Edson Street; West on 
Edson Place to 45th Street; North on 45th Street to Foote Street; East on Foote Street to 
46th Street; North on 46th Street to Grant Street; West on Grant Street to 44th Street; 
North on 44th Street to Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue; Southeast on Nannie Helen 
Burroughs Avenue to 46th Street; North on a line extending 46th Street to the north 
Continuing north on 46th Street to Jay Street; West on Jay Street to 44th Street; North on 
44th Street to Sherriff Road; East on Sherriff Road 1 to 45th Street; North on 45th Street to 
Meade Street; East on Meade Street to Minnesota Avenue; Northeast on Minnesota Avenue 
to the beginning point. 

Description of SMD 7C01 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 48th 
Street and Jay Street; East on Jay Street to 51st Street; South on 51st Street to Hayes 
Street; East on Hayes Street to Division Avenue; South on Division Avenue to Cloud Place; 
West on Cloud Place to 51st Street; North on 51st Street to Fitch Place; Northeast on Fitch 
Place to 49th Place; North on 49th Place to Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue; West on 
Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue to 49th Street; South on 49th Street to its intersection with 
the Watts Branch stream; West along the Watts Branch stream to its intersection with a line 
extending north from 48th Place; South along said line to Foote Street; West on Foote 
Street to 47th Place; South on 47th Place to Edson Place; West on Edson Place to 45th 
Street; North on 45th Street to Foote Street; East on Foote Street to 46th Street; North on 
46th Street to Grant Street; West on Grant Street to 44th Street; North on 44th Street to 
Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue; Southeast on Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue to 48th" 
Street; North on 48th Street to the beginning. 

Description of SMD 7C02 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Division 
Avenue and the Watts Branch Stream; Southeast along the Watts Branch Stream to 55th 
Street; South on 55th Street to Clay Place; East on Clay Place to 56th Street; South on 5.6th- 
Street to Blaine Street East on Blaine Street to 57th Place; South on 57th Place to East 
Capitol Street; West on East Capitol Street to 50th Street; North on 50th Street to Blaine 
Street; East on Blaine Street to Division Avenue; North on Division Avenue to the point of 
the beginning. 

Description of SMD 7C03 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 49th 
Street and Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue; East on Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue to 
49th Place; South on 49th Place to Fitch Place; East on Fitch Place to 51st Street; South on 
51st Street to Cloud Place; East on Cloud Place to Division Avenue; South on Division 
Avenue to Blaine Street; West on Blaine Street to 50th Street; South on 50th Street to East 
Capitol Street; West on East Capitol Street to 47th Street; North on 47th Street to 47th 
Place; North on 47th Place to Foote Street; East on Foote Street to 48th Place; North on 
48th Place and continuing north on a line extending 48th Place to the Watts Branch Stream; 
Eastalong the Watts Branch Stream to 49th Street; North on 49th Street to the point of the 
beginning 

Description of SMD 7C04 Boundaries 

' All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 44th 
Street and Sherriff Road; East on Sherriff Road to 51st Street; North on 51st Street to Lee 
Street; East on Lee Street to Eastern Avenue; Southeast on Eastern Avenue to Division 
Avenue; South on Division Avenue to Hayes Street; West on Hayes Street to 51st Street; 
North on 51st Street to Jay Street; West on Jay Street to 48th Street; South on 48th Street 

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to Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue;- Northwest on Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue to 46th 
Street; North on a line extending 46th Street to the north Continuing North on 46th Street 
to Jay S&ee|; W&st 'on Jay Street to 44th Street; North oh 44th Street to the point of the^ 
beginning^ '"'V,, \ ■' '" ' M :'.,.' ' ;i,; . '" \ !£ ' ; " iW/ ' ,r;h : ' 

">' '-t ;^Vv' : "' Descriptibn of SMD 7C05 Boundaries ;"" '.;. r; " /: ,, .'"^'^ 

1 All-streets .aire located in the Northeast quadrant Beginning at the intersection of 59th 
and,.Eoote;;Street; East On Foote Street to Eastern Avenue; Southeast on Eastern Avenue to 
Southern' v Avenue; Southwest on Southern Avenue to East Capitol Street; West on East 
Capitol Street to 57th Place; North on 57th Place tb Blaine Street; West on Blaine Street to 
5.6th Street; North on 56th Street to Clay, Place; ;West on Clay Place to 55th Street;; North 
on 55th Street to, Eads Street; "East on/E ads Street to 59th Street; North on 59th Street to 
the point of the beginning. u >, ; ■■ .v ?-[■_.., 

Description of SMD7CQ6 Boundaries 

All streets are Jocated in the Northeast- quadrant. Beginning atthe intersection of Division 
Avenue and Eastern, Avenue; Southeast on Eastern Avenue to Foote Street; West on Foote 
Street to 59th- Street;, South on 59th Street to Eads Street; West on Eads Street to 55th 
Street; South on 55th 'Street "to the Watts Branch Stream; -, Northwest along the Watts 
Branch Stream to Division Avenue; North on Division Avenue to the point of the beginning. 

Description on SMD 7CQ7 Boundaries 

f'All streets are located in 'the Northeast quadrant^ Beigirining ;_, at the intersection of 
Minnesota Avenue and Eastern Avenue; South oh Eastern, Avenue 'to Lee Street; West oh 
LeeStreet to 51st Street; South on Slstmree^ 

Street; North on 45th Street to Meade Strieet; feast bn;M^SdeStreet to'plnnesOta Averiue; 
Northeast on Minnesota Avenue to to 

Description of n for ANC JD Boundaries 

All .streets are located in the Northeast quadrant except where otherwise designated. 
Beginning at the intersection of &e centerline ^bf the ^ Macpstia Rivei; and 4 'Ea^erh Avenue; 
Southeast on Eastern Avenue to Mih ; h;es^a' ! ^enue; . Southwest bn M;inneS6ta Avenue to 
Meade Street; West oh Meade Sireett^ 45th Street to Shemff Road; 

West/on^ Shere^ Street! * jSouth. on 4$EH Street.tp Jay * Street; "East <& Jay 

Street tb'46ffij Stree't^ South on 46th. Street and continuing south along a line extending 46th 
Street to Nariinie Helen Burroughs Avenue; Northwest on Nannie Heleh Burroughs Avenue 
to 44th Street; South on 44th Street to Grant Street; East on Grant Street to 46th Street; 
South on 46th Street to Foote Street; ,We$t on Foote Street to ,45th Street; South on 45th 
Street to Edson Place; East on Edson Place to 47th Race; ''North on 47th Place to 47th 
Street;- Southron 47th T Street ! to East Capitol Street; West on East Capitol Street to 42nd 
Street; North; on 42nd Street to Blaine Street; East on Blaine Street to Benning Road; 
Northwest on Benning Road to 42nd Street; North on 42nd Street to Grant Street; West on 
GraritStreet and. continuing west alonga line extending Grant Street to Kenilworth Avenue; 
Southwest on ; Kenilworth Avenue to : East Capitol Street; r West/ on East Capitol Street tb 
Independence; Avenue; Southwest on' Independence Avenue to I9th ■: Street; North on \19th 
Street to East Ca'pitol Street; . East on the northern spur of; East Capitol Street to, 22nd 
Street;- North on 22hd Street to C Street; East on G Street to 19th Street; North o'ri 19th 
Street to Benhing Road; East on Benning Road to the^ceriterline of the AnacostiafRiver; 
North-northeast along the centerline of the Anacostia River to the point of the beginning; 

Description for SMD 7D01 Boundaries 

-■ Alii streets are located, in the Northeast quadrant except .where otherwise designated. 
Beginning* at the intersection of 19th Street and Benning Road; ; ,/Easfc ori'Benning Roadi toit£ 
intersection with the centerline of the Anacostia .River; South 'along theicenterliiie of : the 
AnacostiafRiver to East Capitol Street; West on, East Capitol vStreet to ; independence 
Avenue; Southwest-onirlndependence Avenue; to '19th. Street;- North oh 19th Street to iEast 

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Capitol Street; East on the northern spur of East Capitol Street to 22nd Street; North on 
22nd Street to C Street; West on C Street to 19th Street; North on 19th Street to the point 
of the beginning. 

Description for SMD 7D02 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant -Beginning at the intersection of 
Anacostia Avenue and Douglas Street; Southeast, on Douglas Street to Kenilworth Avenue; 
Southwest on Kenilworth Avenue to Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue; Southeast on Nannie 
Helen Burroughs Avenue to Minnesota Avenue; Southwest on Minnesota Avenue to its 
intersection with the southeastern extension of the portion of Hayes Street north of 
Kenilworth Avenue; Northwest along said line to Hayes Street Continuing Northwest along 
Hayes Street to its intersection with the northwestern boundary of census block 96.02.1002.; 
Northeast along said boundary to its intersection with the northwest boundary of census 
block. 96.02.1001; Northeast along said boundary to its intersection with the northwest 
boundary of census block 96.02.1000; Northeast along said boundary to its intersection with 
Jay Street; Southeast on Jay Street to Kenilworth Terrace; North on Kenilworth Terrace to 
Lee Street; Northwest on Lee Street to 40th Street; North on 40th Street to Anacostia 
Avenue; East on Anacostia Avenue to the point of the beginning. 

Description for SMD 7D03 Boundaries 

Allstreets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Eastern 
Avenue and the centerline of the Anacostia River; Southeast on Eastern Avenue to 
Minnesota Avenue; Southwest on Minnesota Avenue to Meade Street; West on Meade Street 
to 45th Street; South on 45th Street to Sherriff Road; West on Sherriff Road to Minnesota 
Avenue; Southwest on Minnesota Avenue to Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue; Northwest on 
Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue to Kenilworth Avenue; Northeast on Kenilworth Avenue to 
Douglas Street; Northwest on Douglas Street to Anacostia Avenue; Southwest on Anacostia 
Avenue to 40th Street; South on 40th Street to Lee Street; Southeast on Lee Street to 
Kenilworth Terrace; South on Kenilworth Terrace to the Watts Branch Stream; Northwest 
along the Watts Branch Stream to the point where it meets the Anacostia River; Northeast 
along the centerline of the Anacostia River to the point of the beginning. 

Description of SMD 7D04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 
Benning Road and the centerline of the Anacostia River; East on Benning Road to 
Kenilworth Avenue; Southwest on Kenilworth Avenue to East Capitol Street; West on East 
Capitol Street to the centerline of the Anacostia River; North along the centerline of the 
Anacostia River to the point of the beginning. 

Description of SMD 7D05 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 44th 
Street and Grant Street; East on Grant Street to 46th Street; South on 46th Street to Foote 
Street; West on Foote Street to 45th Street; South on 45th Street to Edson Place; East on 
Edson Place to 47th Place; North on 47th Place to 47th Street; South on 47th Street to East 
Capitol Street; West on East Capitol Street to its intersections with a line extending 42nd 
Street south; North along said line to 42nd Street; Continuing north on 42nd Street to 
Blaine Street; East on Blaine Street to Benning Road; Southeast on Benning Road to 44th 
Street; North on 44th Street to the point of the beginning. 

Description of SMD 7D06 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Northeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 
Minnesota Avenue Sherriff Road; East on Sherriff Road to 44th Street; South on 44th Street 
to Jay Street; East on Jay Street to 46th Street; South on 46th Street to the point where it 
extends to Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue; Northwest on Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue 
to 44th Street; South on 44th Street to Benning Road; Northwest on Benning Road to 42nd 
Street; North on 42nd Street to Grant Street; West on Grant Street to Minnesota Ave; 

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Continuing west along a line Extending iGrant Street west to Kenilworth; Northeast on 
Kenilworth Avenue, to' -'Nannie Helen Burroughs jAvenue; 'East on Nannie -Helen Burroughs 
Avenue to Minnesota Avenue; Northeast on Minnesota Avenue to the point of the beginning. 

Description of SMD 7D07 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the 'North^ast^qu^draht. Beginning at the point where the Watts 
Branch Stream meets the' MacbA branch Stream'^ to 

Kenilworth Terrace 1 ; ' South on KeMwbrtn Terrace to" J^ Street; 7 Northwest oh Jay'Street to 




along said boundary "to: its intersection with the northwest boundary' 
block '§6:02.1002; Southwest along sjnU boundary to its Intersectioii/with HayeS Street; 
Southeast on Hsiyes Street to KeriilWbrth ,:; Avehu$; Southwest oh' Kehilworth- Avenue to 
Behning'Road; West on Bennihg Road to'ffie 'cehterline of the Anacbstia River; North on the 
ceriterline of the'M ••' " { ' ■ ; \ ^ '' 

'' Descriptions of^ANG 7E Bouhdaries ' ''". 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Texas 
Avenue and East Capitol ^Street; "East on. East 1 CapitolpSt^eet^ to Southern Avenue; South- 
west on .Southern Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue; Northwest on Pennsylvania Avenue to 
40th 'Stree^ 40tn '^treet to R Street/ ; ^orthwest ,oh R Street to^Ft Dsms 

Street .Northeast on Tt. D^s 'Street, to/$ v Sfre^t; "S^ Bugo'nt 

Street; ; r^ortheast^on Ftpupbnt Street to/42ncl Street; 'North' ;6n,42ffl 
seti^ Avenue; Northwes^oh Massachusetts Avenue to Ft. Davis Drive; Nortti'ori Ft. Davis 
Briye to Ridge Road; SoutheastW Ridge Kbad to G Street;J f East on G Str eet to, Venning 
Road;' Northwest oh Benmng Road to B' Stre'et; West on B S&eet to Texas Avenue; "North 
oh Texas Avenue v t0 thepbiHt^of the beginning^ . ..'.'' '*;,'' ' ■'." '' ' " *'■* ' l ' 

! J Description of SMD 7E01 Boundaries., ' '; 

All streets are located 1 in' ''the' Southeast quadrant Beginning; at the' -intersection of 
Alabama Avenue and G Street; South on Alabama Avenue to Hilltop Terrace; East on 
Hilltop Terrace to 46th StreWth'Sbti^ East on H Street to 

Southern Avenue; Southwest on-Southern Avenue to , Reed Terrace; . West on Reed Terrace 
tp 45tli Place; N9rth : 'on'4 l 5th J Pla^;t6 Hillside Road; ^est on Hillside Road to;Juips L Street; 
Continuing West on a line extending hillside Roadto Ridge, Road; Northwest pn Bidge Road 
tp.G Street;, East on G Street^ f ^ ., ,, ■:■'/'..• 

Description of SMD 7E02 ^Boundaries 

All streets are located in' the -'So'ifliieiaM' quadrant -Beginning' at the intersection of Ft. 
DayisDr^e and RM^ line, extending 

Hillside Road, to ;the west; ,@ast qn;said,4ine tP Hillside, iRpad; Continuing East on Hillside 
Road to 45&;IJlace;.^ou.tb.on^5t^;^ace to Reed TeiTace; ; East.on. Reed Terrace to Southern 
Avenue; ■.>Sp^^west^n f §guJheJcn.:^e^^e , to Pennsylvania Avenue; Northwest, on Pennsylva- 
nia + Ayenue to 40th 'Street;, Nprth-pn 40th Street tp;R 'Street; Northwest on R, Street to Ft 
i^ayisVjJJreet; Northeast on ,.Ft.jDayis ; Street, to Q, Street;, Southeast on Q Street to Ft, 
Dupont Street; :^orthe^.PH<^i:.'DupQnt Street to ,42nd Street; North on- 42nd- Street to 
Massachusetts Avenue; Northwest on Massachusetts Avenue to -Ft Davis Drive; North on 
Ft. Davis Drive to the point of the beginning. 

Description of SMD 7E03 Boundaries 

All streets- are located in'the Southeast quadraht. 1 Beginning at the intersection of 51st and 
E Street; East oh E Street to Southern Avenue; '. Southwest on Southern Avenue to H: Street; 
West, on/H- Street to :46th Street; -North on 46th Street to. Hilltop Terrace; LWest on Hilltop 
Terrace to^Alabama Avenue; ■North on, Alabama Avenue to^Gr Street; East on G Street to 
51st Street; .North on 51"st Street to the point of *he beginning. ", ' : ■/■■ * ■-■*'■ 

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Description of SMD 7E04 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of Texas 
Avenue and East Capitol Street; East on East Capitol Street to 49th Street; South on 49th 
Street to Street Louis Street; South on Street Louis Street extended to Queens Stroll Place; 
East on Queens Stroll Place to 51st Street; South on 51st Street to G Street; West on G 
Street to Benning Road; Northwest on Benning Road to B Street; West on B Street to 
Texas Avenue; North on Texas Avenue to the point of the beginning. 

Description of SMD. 7E05 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 49th 
Street and East Capitol Street; East on east. Capitol Street to Central Avenue; Southeast on 
Central Avenue to 51st Street; South on 51st Street to C Street; East on C Street to 53rd 
Street; South on 53rd Street to E Street; West on E Street to 51st Street; North on 51st 
Street to Queens Stroll Place; West on Queens Stroll Place to Street Louis Street; Northeast 
on Street Louis Street extended to 49th Street; North on 49th Street to the point of the 
beginning. 

Description of SMD 7E06 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 51st 
Street and Central Avenue; Southeast on Central Avenue to Southern Avenue; Southwest on 
Southern Avenue to E Street; West on E Street to 53rd Street; North on 53rd Street to C 
Street; West on C Street to 51st Street; North on 51st Street to the point of the beginning. 

Description of SMD 7E07 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection . of Central 
Avenue and East Capitol Street; East on East Capitol Street to Southern Avenue; South- 
west on Southern Avenue to Central Avenue; Northwest on Central Avenue to the point of 
the beginning. 

Description of ANC 7F Boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of Kenilworth Avenue, N.E. and a line extended west from 
Grant Street, N.E.; East on said line to Grant Street, N.E.;" Continuing East on Grant 
Street, N.E. to 42nd Street, N.E.; South on 42nd Street to Benning Road, N.E.; Southeast 
on Benning Road, N.E. to Blaine Street, N.E.; West on Blaine Street, N.E. to 42nd Street, 
N.E.; South on 42nd Street, N.E. to East Capitol Street; East on East Capitol Street to 
Texas Avenue, S.E.; South on Texas Avenue, S.E. to B Street, S.E.; East on B Street, S.E. 
to Benning Road, S.E.; South on Benning Road, S.E. to G Street, S.E..; West on G Street, 
S.E. to Ridge Road, S.E.; North on Ridge Road, S.E. to Ft. Davis Drive, S.E.; Southwest on 
Ft. Davis Drive, S.E. to Ft. Dupont Drive, S.E.; West on Ft. Dupont Drive, S.E. to Randle 
Circle, S.E.; Clockwise around Randle Circle, S.E. to Minnesota Avenue, S.E.; Northeast on 
Minnesota Avenue, S.E. to Croffut Place, S.E.; West on Croffut Place, S.E. extended to. its 
intersection with the centerline of the Anacostia River; Southwest along the centerline of the 
Anacostia River to its intersection with a line extending east from the northern property line 
of the eastern portion of Congressional Cemetery; West along said line, and continuing in a 
westerly direction along said boundary of the Congressional Cemetery to its intersection with 
19th Street, S.E.; North on 19th Street to Independence Avenue, S.E.; East on Indepen- 
dence Avenue, S.E. to East Capitol Street, S.E.; East on East Capitol Street, S.E. to 
Kenilworth Avenue, N.E.;" Northeast on Kenilworth Avenue, N.E. to the point of the 
beginning. . 

Description of SMD 7F01 Boundaries 

Beginning at the intersection of Kenilworth Avenue, N.E. and a line extended west from 
Grant Street, N.E.; East on said line to Grant Street, N.E.; Continuing east on Grant Street, 
N.E, to 42nd Street, N.E.; South on 42nd Street, N.E. to Benning Road, N.E.; Southeast on 
Benning Road, N.E. to Blaine Street, N.E.; West on Blaine Street, N.E. to 42nd Street, 

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N.E.; South on 42nd Street* N;Fk.t6 East! Capitol Street; f West? on East Capitol Street to 




to l3ie point of ther beginiiihg. 



Description of SMD 7F02 Boundaries i - ^ 

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All streets are located in Southeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of East 
Capitol Street and Texas Avenue; South on Texas Avenue-toFk Street; East on E Street to 
Alabama Avenue;. South on Alabama Avenue to (^Street; 5Ve^t on G Street to Ridge Road; 
%rtheast oii RidgS RoM to E Street; East ^ ! E Nat^on^bth Place 

to Burns Street; ; Continuing north on 1 Burri&' ^St^et]So p"S1yee|; West on C* Street to Burns 
Pl&ce; Northwest ' on; Burns Place to J BurriiC'Cb^ along a" line 

extending; BurnsTlace tQ^B^trefet; Northeast on B, Street to East 'Capitol Street; East on 
E|&t'Capitol Street to the^intbf thebe^nning \ 

Description of SMD7F03 Boundaries 

All streets are located in Southeast quadrant Beginning at the intersection of B Street 
and Texas Avenue; East on B. Street to Benning Road; South on Benning ; Road to G Street; 
West on G Street 'to 'Alabama Avenue; N^orth on Alabama Avenue to E Street; West on E 
Street to Texas Avenue; North on Texas A^ i,; 

Description of SMD 7F04 Bbuniiaries " 

All streets are located in Southeast quadraht^v Beginning at the intersection of Minnesota 
Avenue and B Street; East on JB Street to Ridge Road; Southeast on Ridge Road to 37th 
Street;' Sbut^^ston^87th J Stre'et to Ely Place East on JSly Place to Ridge, Road; South on 
Ridge Ro&d to Ft; Da^s'toriYe;, 'South oh Ft. .Davis % Tt; Duppnt Drive; '.West on Ft, Dupont 
iSriveix) Randle Circle; ^Cl&ckwise around Randie"Cif&le to Mnnesota Avenue; Northeast on 
Minnesota Avenue to the point of the beginning. 

Description of SMD" 7F05 Boundaries 

^jAll 'streets are located in Southeast a quadrah J t! Beginning a^ the intersection'* of East 
CkpitorSti^eetarid Ridge Roa'4;'' ( i E4st > bn East Capitol Street 'tis B'Street; Southv/est on B 
Street to ite intersection with a Hne extending Burns Place to the northwest; .Southeast on 
said line to Burns Placejr Continuing southeast &lbnk' Burn^ Place to C $treet; .East 6n C 
Street to Burhk Street;' Squth on 'Burns £&reet 'to 40th Place; Soutii' ; 6n 40th' Place to E 
S^etf'West ori'E Stre ; etUo ;Ely-Maeef West M 'Ely Mce t#37th Street;; Nor& on ffth 
Street to Ridge Eoadf N^thwest o^ ; , Jt 

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y.. Beginning" .at the intersection of the ceriterlihe' of the Anacostia River ^and East Capitol 
Street; East: on East Capitol Street to Kenilwbrth Avenue* N.E;; ^Northeast on Kenilworth 
Avenue, -NJE.; to its .intersection with* J a line extending Blaine .Street to the northwest; 
Southeast on said line to Blaine Street, N.E.; Continuing southeast on Blaine Street, N.E. to 
Minnesota Avenue, N.E.; Southwest on Minnesota Avenue, N.E. toRidge 'Road SvE;i 
Southeast rjon- Ridge Road, S<E; to B Street,! S.E.;; West on B; Street, S.E. to Minnesota 
Avenue; S.E.; Southwest on .Minnesota Avenue, &E. toiCroffut Place, S.E:; Weston Croffut 
Placed &.E., extended west to its intersection with the centerline: iof the^ Anacostia River; 
North along the centerline of the Anacostia River to point of the beginning. 

Description of ANC 7F07 Boundaries 

^Beginning at the intersection of 19th Street, SiE. and Independence, Avenue S.E-.; Eastion 
Independence Avenue, S.E;-totEast Capitol StreetrSiE.; ' Easton East Capitol-Streety S.E. to 
thei centerline of the Anacostia River; Southwest along the Genterline of the Anacostia River 
to its intersection with: a line' extending- East from the northern property line of 'the eastern 

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portion of Congressional Cemetery; West along said line, and continuing in a westerly 
direction along said boundary of the Congressional Cemetery to its intersection with 19th 
Street, S.E.; North on 19th Street, S.E. to the point of the beginning. 

Description of ANC 8A Boundaries 

' All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant unless otherwise designated. Beginning 
at the intersection of the center line of the Anacostia River and Pennsylvania Avenue; 
Southeasterly along a line extending to the intersectibn of Nicholson Street and Anacostia 
Drive; Southeast on Nicholson Street to Minnesota Avenue; Northeasterly on Minnesota 
Avenue to 25th Street; South on 25th Street to Naylor Road; Continuing South on Naylor 
Road to Altamont Place; Southwest on Altamont Place to Good Hope Road; Northwest on 
Good Hope Road to 22nd Street; Southwest from said intersection across Fort Stanton Park 
to the intersection of 17th Street and Morris Road; West on Moms Road to Pomeroy Road; 
Southwest on Pomeroy Road to Stanton Road; North on Stanton Road to Douglass Road; 
West on Douglass Road to Stanton Road; West on Stanton Road to Sheridan Road; North 
on Sheridan Road to Howard Road; Northwest on Howard Street to South Capitol Street; 
Continuing northwest on South Capitol Street to its intersection with the centerline of the 
Anacostia River; Northeast along said centerline , of the Anacostia River to the point of 
beginning. '■;.,. 

Description of SMD 8A01 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant Beginning at the intersection of the 
center line of the Anacostia River and Pennsylvania Avenue; Southeasterly along a line 
extending to the intersection of Nicholson Street and Anacostia Drive; Southeast on 
Nicholson Street to Minnesota Ave; Northeast on Minnesota Avenue to 25th Street; South 
on 25th Street to Q Street; West on Q Street to 22nd Street; South on 22nd Street to R- 
Street; West on R Street to 18th Street; North on 18th Street to Q Street; West on Q Street 
to 16th Street; North on 16th Street and continuing north along a line extending 16th Street 
to its intersection with the centerline of the Anacostia River; Northeast along the centerline 
of the Anacostia River to the point of beginning. 

Description of SMD 8A02 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant Beginning at the intersection of 16th 
Street and Q Street; East on Q Street to 18th Street; South on 18th Street to R Street; East 
on R Street to 19th Street; South on 19th Street to S Street; East on S Street to 22nd 
Street; South on 22nd Street and continuing south along a line extending 22nd Street to 
Retta Gilliam Court; South along the western portion of Retta Gilliam Court to T Place; 
Southeast on T Place to its intersection with the western boundary of Census Block 76.05 
2002; Southwest along said western boundary of Census Block 76.05 2002 to Good Hope 
Road; West on Good Hope Road to 16th Street; North on 16th Street to Ridge Place; West 
on Ridge Place to 13th Street; North on 13th Street to the eastern span of the 11th Street 
Bridge; Continuing north on said eastern span of the 11th Street Bridge to its intersection 
with the centerline of the Anacostia River; Northeast along the centerline of the Anacostia 
River to its intersection with a line extending 16th Street from .the south; South along said 
line extending 16th Street to 16th Street; Continuing south on 16th Street to the point of 
beginning. 

Description of SMD 8A03 Boundaries 

All streets are located in the Southeast quadrant. Beginning at the intersection of 19th 
Street and R Street; East on R Street to 22nd Street; North on 22nd Street to Q Street; 
East on Q Street to 25th Street; South on 25th Street to Naylor Road; Continuing south on 
Naylor Road to Altamont Place; Southwest on Altamont Place to Good Hope Road; 
Northwest on Good Hope Road to its intersection with the western boundary of Census Block 
76.05 2002; Northeast along said western boundary of Census Block 76.05 2002 to T Place; 
West on T Place to Retta Gilliam Court; North along the western portion of Retta Gilliam 
Court to its intersection with a line extending 22nd Street from the north; North along said 

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line extending 22nd Street to 22nd Street; continuing north on 22nd Street to ^-Street; West 
dn S Street to 1 19th Street; North ;on?d : 9th Street to the point of the beginning. ^. .?■ , 

Description of SMD 8A04 Boundaries 

All streets are located inthe Southeast quadrant. Be^hhirig at the intersection of 19th 
Place and Good Hopejtoad;^^ 

intersection along a line ;: connecting to .the intersection of .17th Street and Morris- Ro.ad; West 
on Morris Ro.ad to Bryan Place; ^North on Bryan Place; to Bangor Street^ East on Bangor 
§.E, to 16th Street; ^orth pn 1.6tb Street. ;to Butler, Street; Northwest on Butler .Street to 
the southwest corner ^pfuGensps^Blockr^ around the . boundary of said 

(Census. Block to- 16thr Streets Nor^h, on 16th- ; SMet:to W Street; East -^-W Street to tits 
intersection with a line. -extending 18th .Street from the. north; North, along.said line to : 18th 
Street; .Continuing .North 'on 18th- Street to .IT -Street; "East on U, Street to 19th Place; North 
on 19th glac.e to the: point of beginning;-**, s x^'\ iL'V.i-:.?' -.■ <- j.. "■; v^"' 

j . ; ij /* A ,i .'•■-'■ Pescription of, SMD 8 Ap, Boundaries 

; All streets are 1^6^te(d; iri^tK^^'Soiittlijeltst ^u^iriaht J cv Bd^hning at the'' intersection of 14th 
Street and Ridge'Place; : 'EaWbn RMg^Rgce'tblSth^ Street;' South on 16th Street to Good 
Hope Road; East on Good Hope Road to 19th Place; South on 19th Place to U Street; West 
on U Street to 18th Street; .South on 18th Street and continuing south on a line extending 
18th Street to W Street; Nofthwest on W Street to 16th Street; 'South on 16th Street to its 
intersection with Census^ Block 75.03 2001; £puntercloe^ boundary of said 

Census ijlock -to. Butler Street; Southeast < on, Butler ^tre^t^ to l-6th Street; South on 16th 
Street to Bangor Street; West ^on» Bangor Street to. Bryan ; Place;^ South on Bryan Place to 
Morris Road; Northwests on MpmSjjRpad to Bangor Street;' Northeast on Bangor Street to 
the alley, behind^ the properties, along, the east ; side of High;;Street; Continuing northeast 
along said alley, to Cedar Street;., No