Code of the District of Columbia

§ 3–1303. Executive Director and Deputy Director.

(a)(1) Pursuant to § 1-204.24a(c), after consultation with the Mayor and the Council, the Chief Financial Officer shall appoint an Executive Director and a Deputy Director of the Office, each of whom shall serve at the pleasure of the Chief Financial Officer.

(2) The Chief Financial Officer shall determine the compensation for the Executive Director and the Deputy Director.

(3) Before performing the duties of their respective offices, the Executive Director and the Deputy Director shall take the oath of office as required by § 3-1302.

(b)(1) Subject to the direction and supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, the Executive Director shall:

(A) Serve as the chief executive officer of the Office;

(B) Manage, administer, and coordinate the operation of public gambling and charitable games activities; and

(C) Employ other assistants and employees who shall serve at the pleasure of the Chief Financial Officer.

(2)(A) The Chief Financial Officer may delegate any of his or her functions to the Executive Director or to any other officer or employee of the Office, and may delegate to the Executive Director or other employee such other duties the Chief Financial Officer considers necessary for the proper and efficient operation of public gambling and charitable activities.

(B) The Executive Director may, with the approval of the Chief Financial Officer, make a further delegation of all or a part of the functions to subordinates under his or her jurisdiction.

(C) The Chief Financial Officer may revoke any delegation at any time.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Feb. 28, 1987, D.C. Law 6-205, § 3, 34 DCR 670; Feb. 6, 2008, D.C. Law 17-108, § 206, 54 DCR 10993; Mar. 25, 2009, D.C. Law 17-353, § 223(d), 56 DCR 1117; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(c), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2503.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-108, in subsec. (a), inserted “The Executive Director shall be a resident of the District and shall remain a District resident for the duration of his or her employment by the Board. Failure to maintain District residency shall result in a forfeiture of the position.”; in subsec. (d), deleted “; and” from the end of par. (3), substituted “; and” for a period at the end of par. (4), and added par. (5).

D.C. Law 17-353, in subsec. (d), inserted “and” at the end of par. (3), substituted a period for “; and” at the end of par. (4); redesignated par. (5) of subsec. (d) as subsec. (d-1); and, in subsec. (d-1), substituted “Board” for “Authority”.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(d)(2) of Sports Wagering Lottery Emergency Amendment Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-630, Jan. 30, 2019, 66 DCR 1745).

References in Text

The “District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978,” referred to in subsection (d)(3), is D.C. Law 2-139.