Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–1403.16a. Civil actions by the Attorney General.

*NOTE: This section was created by temporary legislation that will expire on April 1, 2021.*

During a period of time for which the Mayor has declared a public health emergency ("PHE") pursuant to § 7-2304.01, in a civil action initiated by the Attorney General for the District of Columbia ("Attorney General") for violations of this unit, or a civil action arising in connection with the PHE, other than an action brought pursuant to § 2-1403.07:

(1) The Attorney General may obtain:

(A) Injunctive relief, as described in § 2-1403.07;

(B) Civil penalties, up to the amounts described in § 2-1403.13(a)(1)(E-1), for each action or practice in violation of this unit, and, in the context of a discriminatory advertisement, for each day the advertisement was posted; and

(C) Any other form of relief described in § 2-1403.13(a)(1); and

(2) The Attorney General may seek subpoenas for the production of documents and materials or for the attendance and testimony of witnesses under oath, or both, which shall contain the information described in § 1-301.88d(b), and shall follow the procedures described in § 1-301.88d(c), (d), and (e); provided, that the subpoenas are not directed to a District government official or entity.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, title III, § 316a; as added Oct. 9, 2020, D.C. Law 23-130, § 702, 67 DCR 8622.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 702 of Coronavirus Support Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-405, Aug. 19, 2020, 67 DCR 10235).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) creation of this section, see § 702 of Coronavirus Support Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 [Effective from October 9, 2020] (D.C. Law 23-130, Oct. 9, 2020, 67 DCR 8622).