Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–2231.03. Denial, revocation, or suspension of authorization.

(a) The Mayor may deny, revoke, or suspend an authorization issued pursuant to § 8-2231.02, after notice and opportunity for a hearing pursuant to § 8-2231.05, for the following reasons:

(1) An owner, partner, director, officer, or the agent designated pursuant to § 8-2231.02(b)(1) of the covered establishment has been convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, a felony;

(2) The covered establishment included false or misleading information on its application;

(3) The covered establishment is not authorized or licensed to operate or conduct business in the District;

(4) The covered establishment fails to notify the Mayor within 45 days in advance of a material change in information, including a substantial change in ownership, change of address, or a significant change in operations;

(5) The covered establishment fails to take security precautions as required by the Mayor in rules issued pursuant to § 8-2231.06 regarding the handling of any licenses or licensure equipment;

(6) The covered establishment fails to comply with the requirements of this part or any other laws or regulations applicable to the conduct of its operations; or

(7) The covered establishment becomes insolvent or dissolves.

(b) The Mayor, in the event of a denial, revocation, or suspension of an authorization pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, shall provide notice, which shall include the reason for the denial, revocation, or suspension and shall notify the covered establishment of its right to contest the denial, revocation, or suspension at a hearing pursuant to § 8-2231.05.

(c) Upon notifying a covered establishment of the denial, revocation, or suspension of its authorization pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the Mayor may require the covered establishment to:

(1) Cease the sale of licenses and licensure endorsements for recreational fishing in District waters;

(2) Render an accounting by the date specified on the notice; or

(3) Surrender licensure equipment and any other District property to the District by the date specified on the notice.


(May 19, 2017, D.C. Law 21-282, § 303, 64 DCR 2055.)