Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–309.01. Purpose; definitions.

(a)(1) Section 1-207.38 provides that the Council shall, by act, divide the District of Columbia into neighborhood commission areas and establish, for each such area, an Advisory Neighborhood Commission. Such § 1-207.38 was to be effective only if a majority of the qualified electors voting in the charter referendum voted for the establishment of the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions.

(2) In the charter referendum a majority of the qualified electors did vote to establish such Commissions, and it is the purpose of this part to implement the provisions of § 1-207.38.

(b) Repealed.

(c) For the purposes of this part, the term:

(1) “Board” means the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics.

(2) “Commission” means Advisory Neighborhood Commission.

(2A) "Commissioner" means a member of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission.

(2B) "Community" means those residents who reside within a Commission area.

(2C) "DCAPA" means the District of Columbia Administrative Procedure Act, approved October 21, 1968 (82 Stat. 1204; D.C. Official Code § 2-501 et seq.).

(3) “Emergency” means an action taken to immediately preserve the public peace, health, safety, welfare, or morals pursuant to § 2-505(c).

(4) “Gender identity or expression” shall have the same meaning as provided in § 1-1401.02(12A).

(5) "OANC" means the Office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions established by § 1-309.15.


(Oct. 10, 1975, D.C. Law 1-21, § 2, 22 DCR 2065; Oct. 30, 1975, D.C. Law 1-27, § 4, 22 DCR 2472; Sept. 20, 1977, D.C. Law 2-16, § 2(a), 24 DCR 3336; Sept. 26, 1984, D.C. Law 5-111, § 2(a), 31 DCR 3952; Mar. 6, 1991, D.C. Law 8-203, § 3(a), 37 DCR 8420; Jun. 27, 2000, D.C. Law 13-135, § 2(a), 47 DCR 2741; June 25, 2008, D.C. Law 17-177, § 2(a), 55 DCR 3696; Apr. 7, 2017, D.C. Law 21-269, § 2(a), 64 DCR 2162.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-252.

1973 Ed., § 1-171a.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 13-135 added subsec. (c).

D.C. Law 17-177, in subsec. (c), added par. (4).

Cross References

Criminal justice supervisory board, authority to promulgate rules of procedure, see § 3-904.

Applicability

Applicability of D.C. Law 21-269: § 7145 of D.C. Law 23-16 repealed § 3 of D.C. Law 21-269. Therefore the amendment of this section by D.C. Law 21-269 has been implemented.

Section 7036 of D.C. Law 22-33 amended § 3 of D.C. Law 21-269 to repeal the delayed applicability provision. Therefore the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 21-269 have been given effect.

Applicability of D.C. Law 21-269: § 3 of D.C. Law 21-269 provided that the change made to this section by § 2(a) of D.C. Law 21-269 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.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of applicability provision of D.C. Law 21-269, see § 7145 of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).