To amend, on an emergency basis, the Advisory Neighborhood Councils Act of 1975 to clarify when an Advisory Neighborhood Commission shall forfeit quarterly allotments for failing to timely file quarterly reports approved by the Office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBA, That this act may be cited as the "Advisory Neighborhood Commission Accountability Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2019".
Note § 1-309.13
Sec. 2. Section 16(j)(3) of the Advisory Neighborhood Councils Act of 1975, effective March 26, 1976 (D.C. Law 1-58; D.C. Official Code § 1-309.13(j)(3)), is amended to read as follows:
"(3)(A)(i) If a Commission has failed to timely file 2 or more quarterly reports approved by the OANC, the Commission shall forfeit the allotments associated with the most recent untimely quarterly report and shall forfeit additional allotments until the Commission files the required reports.
"(ii) If a Commission had not received a quarterly allotment by the last day of the fiscal year because it failed to file a quarterly allotment approved by the OANC, the Commission shall forfeit the unclaimed allotment or allotments.
"(iii) All funds forfeited pursuant to this paragraph shall return to the General Fund of the District of Columbia.
"(B) Sub-subparagraph (i) of subparagraph (A) of this paragraph shall not apply to the failure to file quarterly reports covering periods prior to the 2020 fiscal year.".
Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.
The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedure Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1301.47a).
Sec. 4. Effective date.
The act shall take effect following the 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)).