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(b) Repealed.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

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.