Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–309.04. Advisory Neighborhood Commissions — Petition required; established by resolution.

(a) As soon as possible after October 10, 1975, but in no case later than 5 days after such date, the District of Columbia Board of Elections (hereinafter in this part referred to as the “Board”) shall:

(1) Make available to any resident of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission area copies of petition forms for collecting signatures of registered qualified electors in such area; and

(2) Publish in the District of Columbia Register and in at least 2 newspapers of general circulation in the District of Columbia, the number of registered qualified electors in each Advisory Neighborhood Commission area.

(b) Upon certification by the Board to the Chairman of the Council that 5 percent of the registered qualified electors of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission area have signed a petition calling for the establishment of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission in such area, the Council shall then establish by resolution a nonpartisan elected Advisory Neighborhood Commission for such area, with its members to be elected from the single-member districts established for such area. Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit an individual to sign more than 1 petition for the establishment of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission.


(Oct. 10, 1975, D.C. Law 1-21, § 5, 22 DCR 2067; Oct. 30, 1975, D.C. Law 1-27, § 4, 22 DCR 2472; Sept. 26, 1984, D.C. Law 5-111, § 2(a), 31 DCR 3952; Apr. 7, 2017, D.C. Law 21-269, § 2(b), 64 DCR 2162.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-255.

1973 Ed., § 1-171c.

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Applicability of D.C. Law 21-269: § 7145 of D.C. Law 23-16 repealed § 3 of D.C. Law 21-269.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(b) 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.

References in Text

“This act,” referred to in subsection (a) of this section, is the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions Act of 1975, D.C. Law 1-21.