Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–1831.06. Commission on Selection and Tenure of Administrative Law Judges of the Office of Administrative Hearings.

(a) There is established the Commission on Selection and Tenure of Administrative Law Judges of the Office of Administrative Hearings. COST's mission shall be to ensure the recruitment and retention of a well-qualified, efficient, and effective corps of Administrative Law Judges in the Office.

(b) COST shall have final authority to appoint, reappoint, discipline, and remove Administrative Law Judges.

(c) No Administrative Law Judge shall be appointed to an initial term without the affirmative vote of a majority of the voting members of COST; provided, that COST shall appoint to an initial term as an Administrative Law Judge any hearing examiner employed by an agency to which this chapter becomes applicable if that person timely seeks the appointment and is eligible for the appointment pursuant to § 2-1831.08(e).

(d) COST members shall have protection from liability as provided in § 2-415(b-1).


(Mar. 6, 2002, D.C. Law 14-76, § 9, 48 DCR 11442; Dec. 7, 2004, D.C. Law 15-217, § 3(b), 51 DCR 9126; Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 1072(d), 65 DCR 9388.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-415.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 15-217 added (d).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1072(d) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-458, Oct. 3, 2018, 65 DCR 11212).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1072(d) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3 of Commission on Selection and Tenure of Administrative Law Judges Non-Liability Emergency Amendment Act of 2004 (D.C. Act 15-389, March 18, 2004, 51 DCR 3387).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3 of Commission on Selection and Tenure of Administrative Law Judges Non-Liability Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2004 (D.C. Act 15-444, June 23, 2004, 51 DCR 6556).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 3 of the Commission on Selection and Tenure of Administrative Law Judges Non-Liability Temporary Amendment Act of 2004 (D.C. Law 15-169, June 19, 2004, law notification 51 DCR 7334).