Code of the District of Columbia

§ 50–301.05. Department of For-Hire Vehicles – Director.

(a) The DFHV shall be headed by a Director. The Director shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council pursuant to § 1-523.01(a).

(b) The Director shall have authority over the DFHV, its functions and personnel, including the power to re-delegate to employees authority as, in the judgment of the Director, is warranted in the interests of efficiency and sound administration.

(c) The Director may organize the personnel and property transferred herein within any organizational unit of the DFHV as the Director deems appropriate.

(d) The Director may promulgate rules, regulations, standards, and programs to preserve, protect, and enhance the environment that are at least as stringent as corresponding federal rules, regulations, and standards.


(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-97, § 6, 33 DCR 703; Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-165, § 3(b), 33 DCR 6705; Oct. 7, 1987, D.C. Law 7-31, § 7, 34 DCR 3789; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-198, § 501(a), 43 DCR 4569; June 12, 1999, D.C. Law 12-285, § 4(f), 46 DCR 1355; Oct. 1, 2002, D.C. Law 14-190, § 2602(a), 49 DCR 6968; Oct. 22, 2012, D.C. Law 19-184, § 2(e), 59 DCR 9431; May 2, 2015, D.C. Law 20-271, § 317, 62 DCR 1884; June 22, 2016, D.C. Law 21-124, § 401(e), 63 DCR 7076.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-1705.

2001 Ed., § 50-305.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-611.08.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 14-190, in subsec. (c), designated par. (1) and in that paragraph substituted “pursuant to § 1-611.08(c)(2)(K)” for “pursuant to § 1-612.08(b)”; and added par. (2).

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-184, in (a), substituted “the field of transportation administration or regulation, the hospitality industry, public safety, or taxicab management or operations” for “taxicab industry operations” in the second sentence, and deleted the last sentence; substituted “Commission staff” for “Chief of the Office” in (d); and added (e).

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 20-271 substituted “pursuant to § 1-611.08(c-2)(3)” for “pursuant to § 1-611.08(c)(2)(K)” in (c)(1).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 501(a) of the Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Support Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-302, July 25, 1996, 43 DCR 4181), § 501(a) of the Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Support Emergency Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-429, October 29, 1996, 43 DCR 6151), and § 501(a) of the Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Support Congressional Adjournment Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-2, February 19, 1997, 44 DCR 1590).

For temporary (90-day) addition of section, see § 4(f) of the Confirmation Act Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-92, June 4, 1999, 46 DCR 5330).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2502(a) of Fiscal Year 2003 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-453, July 23, 2002, 49 DCR 8026).

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).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 317 of the New Columbia Statehood Initiative, Omnibus Boards and Commissions, and Election Transition Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-481, November 18, 2014, 61 DCR 12133, 20 STAT 4405).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 317 of the New Columbia Statehood Initiative, Omnibus Boards and Commissions, and Election Transition Reform Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-7, Feb. 26, 2015, 62 DCR 2646, 21 STAT 807).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 501(a) of Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Support Temporary Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-226, April 9, 1997, law notification 44 DCR 2584).

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.