Code of the District of Columbia

§ 50–301.23. Department of For-Hire Vehicles Fingerprinting Fund.

(a) There is established the Department of For-Hire Vehicles Fingerprinting Fund which shall be a lapsing fund, into which shall be deposited funds from appropriations and from fees from applicants for public vehicle-for-hire licenses to obtain fingerprint records through the Metropolitan Police Department; which funds shall be used to make payment to the Metropolitan Police Department for the cost of obtaining the fingerprint records. The funds deposited in the Department of For-Hire Vehicles Fingerprinting Fund shall be used exclusively for the purposes set forth in subsection (b) of this section. All funds received but not expended in a fiscal year shall revert to the unrestricted fund balance of General Fund of the District of Columbia.

(b) Revenue deposited into the fund shall be specifically designated to be expended by the Department of For-Hire Vehicles to obtain fingerprint records from the Metropolitan Police Department and shall not be used to provide funding to any other District government agency.

(c) The Metropolitan Police Department shall submit to the Department of For-Hire Vehicles a voucher, on a periodic basis as agreed to by the Department of For-Hire Vehicles and the Metropolitan Police Department, to be reimbursed for the cost of producing fingerprint records; which voucher shall include the cost and the number of fingerprint records produced.


(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-97, § 20d; as added Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-192, § 2022, 53 DCR 6899; Sept. 14, 2011, D.C. Law 19-21, § 9081, 58 DCR 6226; June 22, 2016, D.C. Law 21-124, § 401(v), 63 DCR 7076.)

Prior Codifications

2001 Ed., § 50-323.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 19-21 rewrote subsec. (a), which had read as follows: “(a) There is hereby established the Taxicab Commission Fingerprinting Fund which shall be a revolving, nonlapsing fund that shall not revert to the General Fund at the end of any fiscal year or at any other time but shall be continually available to the Taxicab Commission for the purpose of the fund, subject to authorization by Congress, into which shall be deposited funds from appropriations and from fees from applicants for hacker and limousine licenses to obtain fingerprint records through the Metropolitan Police Department; which funds shall be used to make payment to the Metropolitan Police Department for the cost of obtaining the fingerprint records.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 2022 of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-477, August 8, 2006, 53 DCR 7068).

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 2022 of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-499, October 23, 2006, 53 DCR 8845).

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 2022 of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-1, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1165).

Short Title

Short title: Section 2022 of D.C. Law 16-192 provided that subtitle C of title II of the act may be cited as the “District of Columbia Taxicab Commission Establishment Fingerprinting Fund Amendment Act of 2006”.