Code of the District of Columbia

§ 42–3502.03e. Rental Housing Registration Fund.

(a) There is established as a special fund the Rental Housing Registration Fund ("Fund"), which shall be administered in accordance with subsections (c) and (d) of this section.

(b) Revenue from penalties charged to a housing provider pursuant to § 42-3502.05(f) shall be deposited into the Fund.

(c) Money in the Fund shall be used for developing and maintaining the database created by [§ 42-3502.03c(a)].

(d) While the Office of Tenant Advocate is developing and administering the database, it shall administer the Fund. The Office of Tenant Advocate shall transfer Fund administration to the Rent Administrator upon transferring administration and maintenance of the database to the Division pursuant to [§ 42-3502.03c(e-2)].

(e)(1) The money deposited into the Fund shall not revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time.

(2) Subject to authorization in an approved budget and financial plan, any funds appropriated in the Fund shall be continually available without regard to fiscal year limitation.


(July 17, 1985, D.C. Law 6-10, § 203c [redesignated]; as added Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 2282(c), 65 DCR 9388; redesignated as § 203e, Sept. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 23-16, § 2132(a), 66 DCR 8621.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2132(a) of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-112, Sept. 4, 2019, 66 DCR 11964).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2132(a) of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).

For temporary (90 days) redesignation of this section, see § 2(a) of Rental Housing Registration Extension Emergency Amendment Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-4, Feb. 6, 2019, 66 DCR 2056).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 2282(c) 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) creation of this section, see § 2282(c) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) redesignation of this section, see § 2(a) of Rental Housing Registration Extension Temporary Amendment Act of 2019 (D.C. Law 23-2, Apr. 18, 2019, 66 DCR 2453).