Code of the District of Columbia

§ 50–301.04. Department of For-Hire Vehicles – Established.

There is established the Department of For-Hire Vehicles as a subordinate agency within the executive branch of the District government with exclusive authority for intrastate regulation of the public-vehicle-for-hire industry as provided herein.


(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-97, § 5, 33 DCR 703; Oct. 22, 2012, D.C. Law 19-184, § 2(d), 59 DCR 9431; June 22, 2016, D.C. Law 21-124, § 401(d), 63 DCR 7076.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-1704.

2001 Ed., § 50-304.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 50-301.03.

Effect of Amendments

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-184 substituted “public-vehicle-for-hire industry” for “taxicab industry”.

Cross References

Nomination and approval of agency heads, see § 1-523.01.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of D.C. Law 19-184, § 7, see § 7007 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-130, July 30, 2013, 60 DCR 11384, 20 DCSTAT 1827).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of D.C. Law 19-184, § 7, see § 7007 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-204, October 17, 2013, 60 DCR 15341, 20 DCSTAT 2311).

Short Title

Section 7001 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that Subtitle A of Title VII of the act may be cited as the “Subject to Appropriations Repealers Amendment Act of 2013”.

Effective Dates

Section 24(b) of D.C. Law 6-97 provided that sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, and 23 shall take effect 1 year after March 25, 1986.

Editor's Notes

Section 7 of D.C. Law 19-184 provided that the act shall apply upon the inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan, as certified by the Chief Financial Officer to the Budget Director of the Council in a certification published by the Council in the District of Columbia Register.

Section 7007 of D.C. Law 20-61 repealed D.C. Law 19-184, § 7.