Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–1772.03. Penalties.

(a) If the Mayor determines that a violation of this subchapter has occurred, the person in violation shall be subject to the penalties set forth in this section.

(b) The Mayor shall impose a penalty on retail establishments in violation of this subchapter, which shall be a class 4 infraction under the schedule of fines in Chapter 32 of Title 16 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (16 DCMR § 3200 et seq.)

(c) Retail establishments shall not be fined more than once in a 24-hour period for a violation of § 8-1772.02.

(d) If payment of any amounts due under this section is not received by or before the due date, a penalty shall be added as provided by the Mayor through rulemaking.

(e) A violation of this subchapter shall be a civil infraction for purposes of Chapter 18 of Title 2 [§ 2-1801.01 et seq.] (“Civil Infractions Act”). Civil fines, penalties, and fees may be imposed as sanctions for an infraction of the provisions of this subchapter, or the rules issued under authority of this subchapter, pursuant to the Civil Infractions Act. Adjudication of infractions shall be pursuant to the Civil Infractions Act.

(f) The enforcement of this subchapter shall be administered by DOEE.


(Mar. 19, 2013, D.C. Law 19-252, § 203, 59 DCR 14932; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 6022(c), 63 DCR 10775.)