Code of the District of Columbia

§ 47–138. Use of appropriated funds to promote demonstrations to influence legislation or other governmental actions.

No funds appropriated for the government of the District of Columbia may be used to furnish materials or services to promote or further any demonstration in the District of Columbia undertaken for the purpose of influencing legislation or other governmental actions of the United States government or the government of the District of Columbia, except that nothing in this section shall preclude the government of the District of Columbia from taking such emergency action as the Mayor of the District of Columbia determines necessary for the preservation of the health, safety, or welfare of any person within the District of Columbia.


(Aug. 2, 1968, 82 Stat. 615, Pub. L. 90-450, title IV, § 402; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-138.

1973 Ed., § 47-145.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 7 of Finance and Revenue Technical Amendments Second Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-585, December 28, 2006, 54 DCR 340).

Editor's Notes

No appropriations to be used for publicity, propaganda or lobbying: Section 116 of Pub. L. 101-168, the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1990, provided that no part of this appropriation shall be used for publicity or propaganda purposes or implementation of any policy including boycott designed to support or defeat legislation pending before Congress or any state legislature.