D.C. Act 23-359. Concealed Pistol Licensing Review Board Membership Emergency Amendment Act of 2020.

D.C. Act 23-359. Concealed Pistol Licensing Review Board Membership Emergency Amendment Act of 2020.

AN ACT

To amend, on an emergency basis, the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 to expand the membership of the Concealed Pistol Licensing Review Board to enable the Board to more efficiently hear appeals related to licenses to carry a concealed pistol.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Concealed Pistol Licensing Review Board Membership Emergency Amendment Act of 2020".

Note § 7-2509.08

Sec. 2. Section 908 of the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975, effective June 16, 2015 (D.C. Law 20-279; D.C. Official Code § 7-2509.08), is amended as follows:

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

(1) The lead-in language is amended by striking the phrase "7 members" and inserting the phrase "11 members" in its place.

(2) Subparagraph (D) is amended by striking the semicolon and inserting the phrase "; and" in its place.

(3) Subparagraph (E) is amended as follows:

(A) The lead-in language is amended by striking the phrase "Three public" and inserting the phrase "Seven public" in its place.

(B) Sub-subparagraph (i) is amended by striking the phrase "; and" and inserting a semicolon in its place.

(C) Sub-subparagraph (ii) is amended by striking the period and inserting a semicolon in its place.

(D) New sub-subparagraphs (iii), (iv), and (v) are added to read as follows:

"(iii) Two District residents with professional experience in the field of gun violence prevention;

"(iv) One District resident with professional experience in the field of victim services or advocacy; and

"(v) One District resident attorney in good standing with the District of Columbia Bar with professional experience in criminal law.".

(b) Subsection (c) is amended by striking the phrase "section. Each hearing panel shall contain at least one member designated by subsection (b)(1)(A), (B), or (D) of this section." and inserting the phrase "section." in its place.

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 Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

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)).