Code of the District of Columbia

§ 31–1201. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) “Assessable year” means the calendar year in which the direct gross receipts are received or derived from insurance business in the District of Columbia.

(1A) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of the Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking.

(1A-i) “Continuing Care Retirement Community Regulatory and Supervision Trust Account” or “Account” means the account established within the Insurance Regulatory Trust Fund for the purpose of administering Chapter 1A of Title 44 [§ 44-151.01 et seq.], and for reasonable expenses incurred in promoting the continuing care retirement community industry in the District.

(1B) “Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking” means the District of Columbia’s regulatory body which is responsible for administering the insurance laws and health maintenance organization laws of the District of Columbia.

(2) “Direct gross receipts” means all policy and membership fees and net premium receipts or consideration received in a calendar year on all insurance risks and annuity contracts originating in or from the District of Columbia. Direct gross receipts shall not include any policy or membership fees, net premium receipts, or consideration received from or paid by the District of Columbia’s Department of Health Care Finance.

(3) Repealed.

(4) “Insurer” means any person, firm, association, or corporation duly licensed in the District of Columbia pursuant to the applicable provisions of District insurance law as an insurer. In addition, Group Hospitalization and Medical Service Incorporated, shall be defined as an insurer.

(5) “Net premium receipts or consideration received” means gross premiums or consideration received less the sum of premiums received for reinsurance assumed and premiums or consideration returned on policies or contracts canceled or not taken.

(6) Repealed.


(Oct. 21, 1993, D.C. Law 10-40, § 2, 40 DCR 6009; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-235, § 24(a), 44 DCR 818; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(y), 44 DCR 1730; Mar. 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-81, § 36(a), 45 DCR 745; June 11, 2004, D.C. Law 15-166, § 4(h)(1), 51 DCR 2817; Apr. 5, 2005, D.C. Law 15-270, § 201(a), 52 DCR 799; Sept. 24, 2010, D.C. Law 18-223, § 5024, 57 DCR 6242.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-2701.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 15-166, in par. (1A), substituted “Commissioner of the Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking” for “Commissioner of Insurance and Securities”; and, in par. (1B), substituted “Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking” for “Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation”.

D.C. Law 15-270 added subsec. (1A-i).

D.C. Law 18-223, in par. (2), added the last sentence.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4(h)(1) of Consolidation of Financial Services Emergency Amendment Act of 2004 (D.C. Act 15-381, February 27, 2004, 51 DCR 2653).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4 of Medicaid Resource Maximization Emergency Amendment Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-390, May 7, 2010, 57 DCR 4339).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 5024 of Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-463, July 2, 2010, 57 DCR 6542).

Temporary Legislation

Section 4 of D.C. Law 18-205, in par. (2), inserted “Direct gross receipts shall not include any policy or membership fees, net premium receipts, or consideration received from or paid by the Department of Health Care Finance.”.

Section 7(b) of D.C. Law 18-205 provided that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.

Editor's Notes

Mayor authorized to issue rules: Section 12 of D.C. Law 10-40 provided that the Mayor may, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 15 of Title 1 subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, 2001 Ed., issue rules to implement the provisions of this chapter.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 10-40, the Insurance Regulatory Trust Fund Act of 1993, see Mayor’s Order 94-54, March 7, 1994 ( 41 DCR 1433).