Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–1163.02. Campaign Finance Board established; duties; enforcement of subchapter.

(a) There is established the Campaign Finance Board, whose purpose shall be to:

(1) Appoint a Director of Campaign Finance, who shall:

(A) Serve at the pleasure of the Campaign Finance Board; and

(B) Be compensated at the maximum rate for Grade 16 of the District Schedule, pursuant to subchapter XI of Chapter 6 of this title;

(2) Annually review the performance of the Director of Campaign Finance;

(3) Administer and enforce the District's campaign finance laws;

(4) Refer alleged violations for prosecution as provided in this subchapter; and

(5) Issue rules related to the District's campaign finance laws.

(b)(1) Where the Campaign Finance Board, following the presentation by the Director of Campaign Finance of evidence constituting an apparent violation of this subchapter, makes a finding of an apparent violation of this subchapter, it shall refer the case for prosecution as provided for in § 1-1163.35, and shall make public the fact of such referral and the basis for the finding.

(2) The Campaign Finance Board, through its General Counsel:

(A) Shall initiate, maintain, defend, or appeal any civil action (in the name of the Campaign Finance Board) relating to the enforcement of the provisions of this subchapter; and

(B) May petition the courts of the District of Columbia for declaratory or injunctive relief concerning any action covered by the provisions of this subchapter.


(Apr. 27, 2012, D.C. Law 19-124, § 302, 59 DCR 1862; Feb. 22, 2014, D.C. Law 20-79, § 2(d), 61 DCR 153; Mar. 13, 2019, D.C. Law 22-250, § 6(f), 66 DCR 985.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-604.06, § 1-1161.01, and § 1-1163.03.

Effect of Amendments

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-79 substituted “for prosecution as provided for in § 1-1163.35” for “to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia for prosecution” in (c).

Applicability

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-250: § 10 of D.C. Law 22-250, as amended by § 1104 of D.C. Law 23-149, repealed the requirement that § 6(f) of D.C. Law 22-250 would be subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore the amendment made by § 6(f) of D.C. Law 22-250 has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-250: § 10 of D.C. Law 22-250 provided that the change made to this section by § 6(f) of D.C. Law 22-250 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Editor's Notes

Section 7009 of D.C. Law 21-160 repealed § 3 of D.C. Law 20-79. Therefore the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 20-79 have been given effect.