Code of the District of Columbia

§ 42–3541.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) "Applicant" means any person considered for, who requests to be considered for, or who intends to request to be considered for tenancy within a housing accommodation.

(2) "Arrest" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 32-1341(2).

(3) "Conditional offer" means an offer to rent or lease a rental unit to an applicant that is:

(A) Contingent on the housing provider's subsequent inquiry into the applicant's criminal record; or

(B) Contingent on any other eligibility criteria that the housing provider may utilize.

(4) "Conviction" means a verdict or plea of guilty or nolo contendere.

(5) "Housing accommodation" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 42-3501.03(14).

(6) "Housing provider" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 42-3501.03(15).

(7) "Inquiry" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 32-1341(8).

(8) "Pending criminal accusation" shall mean "criminal accusation" as that term is defined in § 32-1341(5).

(9) "Rental unit" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 42-3501.03(33).


(Apr. 7, 2017, D.C. Law 21-259, § 2, 64 DCR 2070.)

Applicability

Section 7031 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 11 of D.C. Law 21-259. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 21-259 has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 21-259: § 11 of D.C. Law 21-259 provided that the creation of this section by § 2 of D.C. Law 21-259 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 11 of D.C. Law 21-259, see § 7031 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 11 of D.C. Law 21-259, see § 7031 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).