Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–333.10. Discretionary funds.

(a) The Mayor of the District of Columbia, the Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia, the Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, the Executive Officer of the District of Columbia Courts, the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia, the Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, the City Administrator, the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Public Library, and the President of the University of the District of Columbia are authorized to provide for the expenditure, within the limits of specified annual appropriation, of funds for appropriate purposes related to their official capacities as they may respectively deem necessary, including for official reception and representation activities. A determination to authorize such expenditures made by one of the foregoing officials shall be final and conclusive, and a certification by such official shall be sufficient voucher for an expenditure of appropriations pursuant to this section.

(b) At the end of each fiscal year, each official authorized to expend appropriations under this section shall provide an itemized accounting of these appropriations, which shall include the purposes for which all expenditures are made, in the form of an annual report, for presentation to the Mayor and the Council, and which shall be made available for public inspection.

(c) This section may be cited as the “Discretionary Funds Act of 1973”.


(Oct. 26, 1973, 87 Stat. 509, Pub. L. 93-140, § 26; Sept. 23, 1978, D.C. Law 2-111, § 2, 25 DCR 1462; Oct. 24, 1981, D.C. Law 4-46, § 2, 28 DCR 4271; Jan. 26, 1982, D.C. Law 4-61, § 7, 28 DCR 4771; Feb. 20, 1988, D.C. Law 7-80, § 3, 34 DCR 7960; Dec. 24, 2013, D.C. Law 20-61, § 1102, 60 DCR 12472; Sept. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 23-16, § 1022, 66 DCR 8621.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-356.

1973 Ed., § 1-262a.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 20-61 added (c).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1022 of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-112, Sept. 4, 2019, 66 DCR 11964).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1022 of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1102 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-130, July 30, 2013, 60 DCR 11384, 20 DCSTAT 1827).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1102 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-204, October 17, 2013, 60 DCR 15341, 20 DCSTAT 2311).

Short Title

Section 1101 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that Subtitle K of Title I of the act may be cited as the “Discretionary Fund Renaming Amendment Act of 2013”.

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-61: Section 11001 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that, except as otherwise provided, the act shall apply as of October 1, 2013.