Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–1217.36k. Issuance of the bonds.

(a) The bonds of any series may be sold at negotiated or competitive sale at, above, or below par, to one or more persons or entities, and upon terms that the Mayor considers to be in the best interests of the District.

(b) The Mayor or an Authorized Delegate may execute, in connection with each sale of the bonds, offering documents on behalf of the District, may deem final any such offering document on behalf of the District for purposes of compliance with federal laws and regulations governing such matters, and may authorize the distribution of the documents in connection with the bonds.

(c) The Mayor is authorized to deliver executed and sealed bonds, on behalf of the District, for authentication, and, after the bonds have been authenticated, to deliver the bonds to the original purchasers of the bonds upon payment of the purchase price.

(d) The bonds shall not be issued until the Mayor receives an approving opinion from Bond Counsel as to the validity of the bonds of such series and, if the interest on the bonds is expected to be exempt from federal income taxation, the treatment of the interest on the bonds for purposes of federal income taxation.

(e) Chapter 3A of this title, and subchapter III-A of Chapter 3 of Title 47 shall not apply to any contract the Mayor may from time to time enter into, or the Mayor may determine to be necessary or appropriate, for the purposes of this subpart.

(Feb. 15, 2018, D.C. Law 22-58, § 8, 64 DCR 13442.)


Section 7020 of D.C. Law 22-168 repealed section 16 of D.C. Law 22-58 removing the applicability restriction impacting this section. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 22-58 has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-58: § 16 of D.C. Law 22-58 provided that the creation of this section by § 8 of D.C. Law 22-58 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.