Code of the District of Columbia

§ 5–1501.06a. Department Laboratory Fund.

(a) There is established as a special fund the Department of Forensic Sciences Laboratory Fund ("Fund"), which shall be administered by the Director in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

(b) Revenue from the following sources shall be deposited in the Fund:

(1) Annual revenue transferred from the United States Department of Homeland Security for the BioWatch program; and

(2) Fees collected for forensic science services and public health laboratory services provided by the Department.

(c) Money in the Fund shall only be used to fund the expenses of the Department's laboratories, including the funding of forensic science services, materials, non-grant funded research, equipment, laboratory staff, and trainings.

(d)(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.


(Aug. 17, 2011, D.C. Law 19-18, § 7a; as added Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 3002(a), 64 DCR 7652; Apr. 27, 2021, D.C. Law 23-274, § 501(f), 68 DCR 001034.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90-day) creation of this section, see § 3002(a) of the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017, effective October 24, 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167; 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90-day) creation of this section, see § 3002(a) of the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017, effective July 20, 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104; 64 DCR 7032).