Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter XV. Miscellaneous.


§ 1–333.01. Pleuropneumonia.

Whenever any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease affecting domestic animals or live poultry, and especially the disease known as pleuropneumonia, shall be brought into or shall break out in the District of Columbia, it shall be the duty of the Council of said District to take measures to suppress the same promptly and to prevent the same from spreading; and for this purpose the said Council is empowered to order and require that any premises, farm, or farms where such disease exists, or has existed, be put in quarantine; to order all or any animals coming into the District to be detained at any place or places for the purpose of inspection and examination; to prescribe regulations for and to require the destruction of animals or live poultry affected with contagious, infectious, or communicable disease, and for the proper disposition of their hides and carcasses; to prescribe regulations for disinfection, and such other regulations as they may deem necessary to prevent infection or contagion being communicated, and shall report to the Secretary of Agriculture whatever it may do in pursuance of the provisions of this section.


(May 29, 1884, 23 Stat. 33, ch. 60, § 8; Feb. 7, 1928, 45 Stat. 59, ch. 30.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-324.

1973 Ed., § 1-230a.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 402(430) of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to the District of Columbia Council, subject to the right of the Commissioner as provided in § 406 of the Plan. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


§ 1–333.02. Inspector of Asphalts and Cements; limitation upon compensation and services.

The Inspector of Asphalts and Cements shall not receive or accept compensation of any kind from or perform any work or render any services of a character required of him officially by the District of Columbia to any person, firm, corporation, or municipality other than the District of Columbia.


(Sept. 1, 1916, 39 Stat. 679, ch. 433.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-341.

1973 Ed., § 1-307.


§ 1–333.03. Director of the Department of General Services. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(July 1, 1882, 22 Stat. 139, ch. 263, § 1; Apr. 27, 1904, 33 Stat. 363, ch. 1628; Mar. 2, 1911, 36 Stat. 966, ch. 192; June 26, 1912, 37 Stat. 140, ch. 182; April 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259, § 401, 44 DCR 1423.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-364.

1973 Ed., § 1-304.


§ 1–333.04. Agents of the Director of the Department of General Services. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(May 26, 1908, 35 Stat. 274, ch. 198; April 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259, § 401, 44 DCR 1423.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-365.

1973 Ed., § 1-305.


§ 1–333.05. Duties of Municipal Architect. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1909, 35 Stat. 692, ch. 250; June 26, 1912, 37 Stat. 144, ch. 182; April 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259, § 401, 44 DCR 1423.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-366.

1973 Ed., § 1-306.

Editor's Notes

Office of Municipal Architect abolished: The Office of the Municipal Architect was abolished and the functions thereof transferred to the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia by Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1952. Reorganization Order No. 42 of the Board of Commissioners, dated June 23, 1953 established under the direction and control of the Engineer Commissioner, a Department of Buildings and Grounds headed by a Director. The purpose of the new Department was to provide for the construction, repair and improvement of the physical plant of the District of Columbia. The Order set out the functions of the new Department and its organization. The Order abolished the former Department of Construction, the Office of the Municipal Architect, the Office of the Superintendent of District Buildings, the Division of Repairs and Improvements of the District of Columbia Repair Shop, and the Construction Division, and provided that all of their functions and positions be transferred to the Department of Buildings and Grounds. This Order was issued pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1952. The executive functions of the Board of Commissioners were transferred to the Commissioner of the District of Columbia by § 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967. Functions vested in the Department of Buildings and Grounds by Reorganization Order No. 42 were transferred to the Director of the Department of General Services by Commissioner’s Order No. 69-96, dated March 7, 1969. The functions of the Department of General Services were transferred to the Department of Administrative Services by Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1983, effective March 1, 1984, except the functions of the Department of General Services which were transferred to the Department of Public Works pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1983.


§ 1–333.06. Appropriations for printing schedules or lists of supplies and materials.

No part of any appropriation for the District of Columbia, except for public schools, shall be expended for printing or binding a schedule or list of supplies and materials for the furnishing of which contracts have been or may be awarded.


(June 28, 1944, 58 Stat. 533, ch. 300, § 13.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-335.

1973 Ed., § 1-242.


§ 1–333.07. Authority to grant additional compensation.

Authority is hereby granted to the Secretary of the Interior and the President of the United States, in their discretion, to grant additional compensation at rates not to exceed those prevailing without regard to the provisions of §§ 1341, 1342 and 1349 to 1351 and subchapter II of Chapter 15 of Title 31, United States Code, additional compensation at rates not to exceed those prevailing in the District of Columbia for similar or comparable employment to each employee in or under the National Capital Parks and the Executive Mansion Grounds, whose compensation is fixed and adjusted from time to time by a wage board, or whose compensation is fixed without reference to Chapter 51 and subchapter III of Chapter 53 of Title 5, United States Code relating to the classification of government employees and related matters, or whose compensation is limited or fixed specifically by the provisions of the District of Columbia Appropriation Act, 1952.


(Oct. 25, 1951, 65 Stat. 637, ch. 560, § 2; Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-139, § 3205(aaa), 25 DCR 5740.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-345.

1973 Ed., § 1-251.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-636.02.

Cross References

Merit system, effective date provisions, see § 1-636.02.

References in Text

“§§ 1341, 1342, and 1349 to 1351 and subchapter II of Chapter 15 of Title 31, United States Code”, referred to in this section, was substituted for “§ 3679 of the Revised Statutes, as amended ( 31 U.S.C. § 665)” on authority of § 4(b) of the Act of September 13, 1982, Pub. L. 97-258.


§ 1–333.08. Authority for transporting children of certain employees in District-owned vehicles.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia is authorized to utilize District-owned vehicles for transportation of children of employees of the District of Columbia government residing at Children’s Center between Children’s Center and Laurel, Maryland.


(Aug. 18, 1958, 72 Stat. 618, Pub. L. 85-670, § 1.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-354.

1973 Ed., § 1-261.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


§ 1–333.09. Reception of eminent persons; appropriation authorized.

(a) There is authorized to be appropriated an amount not to exceed $100,000 in any fiscal year for expenses as the Mayor of the District of Columbia shall deem to be necessary, including personal services, for the reception and entertainment (including ceremonial gifts) of officials of foreign, state, local, or federal governments and other dignitaries and eminent persons visiting in or returning to the District of Columbia, or for the reception or entertainment of officials of foreign, state, local, or federal governments when the Mayor is visiting any other jurisdiction in his or her official capacity.

(b) There is authorized to be appropriated an amount not to exceed $100,000 in any fiscal year for expenses as the Council of the District of Columbia shall deem to be necessary, including personal services, for the reception and entertainment (including ceremonial gifts) of officials of foreign, state, local, or federal governments and other dignitaries and eminent persons visiting in or returning to the District of Columbia, or for the reception or entertainment of officials of foreign, state, local, or federal governments when any Councilmember is visiting any other jurisdiction in his or her official capacity.

(b-1) The Mayor and Council may accept, administer, and use gifts or donations for the purpose of aiding, facilitating, and promoting the conduct of ceremonies in the District, including personal services, for the reception and entertainment, including ceremonial gifts, of officials of foreign, state, local, or federal governments and other dignitaries and eminent persons visiting or returning to the District, or for the reception or entertainment of officials of foreign, state, local, or federal governments when the Mayor is visiting any other jurisdiction in his or her official capacity.

(c) For purposes of this section, the term “dignitary” or “eminent person” means a person other than a government official, who is of high rank or attainment in his or her occupation or who has performed extraordinary service to, or has significantly contributed to the welfare of, the citizens of the District of Columbia.

(d) Any amounts appropriated for expenses under this section shall be subject to audit and accounted for in the same manner as any other District of Columbia government funds used for governmental purposes.

(e) The Secretary of the District of Columbia and the Secretary to the Council of the District of Columbia shall issue annual reports, which shall be made available to the public and which shall include an itemization of each disbursement under this section by the Mayor of the District of Columbia and by the Council of the District of Columbia, respectively. Records of disbursements under this section shall be retained for not less than 5 years.


(July 11, 1947, 61 Stat. 314, ch. 231, § 1; Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-139, § 3205(b), 25 DCR 5740; Dec. 16, 1987, D.C. Law 7-58, § 2, 34 DCR 7083; Feb. 20, 1988, D.C. Law 7-80, § 2, 34 DCR 7960; Mar. 17, 2005, D.C. Law 15-258, § 2, 52 DCR 1176.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-355.

1973 Ed., § 1-262.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-636.02.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 15-258, in subsecs. (a) and (b), substituted “100,000” for “25,000”; and added subsec. (b-1).

Cross References

Merit system, effective date provisions, see § 1-636.02.


§ 1–333.10. Discretionary funds.

(a) The Mayor of the District of Columbia, the Chairman and members of the Council of the District of Columbia, the Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, the Executive Officer of the District of Columbia Court System, the Superintendent of Schools, the City Administrator, the Director of the District of Columbia Public Library, and the Chief Executive Officer of the University of the District of Columbia are authorized to provide for the expenditure, within the limits of specified annual appropriation, of funds for appropriate purposes related to their official capacity as they may respectively deem necessary. Their determination thereof shall be final and conclusive, and their certificate shall be sufficient voucher for the expenditure of appropriations made pursuant to this section.

(b) At the end of each fiscal year, each official authorized to expend appropriations under this section shall provide an itemized accounting of these appropriations, which shall include the purposes for which all expenditures are made, in the form of an annual report, for presentation to the Mayor and the Council, and which shall be made available for public inspection.

(c) This section may be cited as the “Discretionary Funds Act of 1973”.


(Oct. 26, 1973, 87 Stat. 509, Pub. L. 93-140, § 26; Sept. 23, 1978, D.C. Law 2-111, § 2, 25 DCR 1462; Oct. 24, 1981, D.C. Law 4-46, § 2, 28 DCR 4271; Jan. 26, 1982, D.C. Law 4-61, § 7, 28 DCR 4771; Feb. 20, 1988, D.C. Law 7-80, § 3, 34 DCR 7960; Dec. 24, 2013, D.C. Law 20-61, § 1102, 60 DCR 12472.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-356.

1973 Ed., § 1-262a.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 20-61 added (c).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1102 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) amendment of this section, see § 1102 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 1101 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that Subtitle K of Title I of the act may be cited as the “Discretionary Fund Renaming Amendment Act of 2013”.

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-61: Section 11001 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that, except as otherwise provided, the act shall apply as of October 1, 2013.


§ 1–333.11. Imposition of fee for delivery of bad check in payment of obligation due District of Columbia; amount of fee; manner of collection; exception. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Sept. 28, 1965, 79 Stat. 844, Pub. L. 89-208, § 1; July 18, 1981, D.C. Law 4-16, § 2, 28 DCR 2365; Nov. 19, 1997, 111 Stat. 2186, Pub. L. 105-100,§ 157(b); Mar. 20, 1998, D.C. Law 12-60, § 1501, 44 DCR 7378; Oct, 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 1102, 52 DCR 7503; Sept. 14, 2011, D.C. Law 19-21, § 9009, 58 DCR 6226; Sept. 20, 2012, D.C. Law 19-168, § 1054(a), 59 DCR 8025.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-357.

1973 Ed., § 1-264.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 51-114.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-33, added subsec. (g).

D.C. Law 19-21, in subsec. (g), substituted “lapsing fund to be known as the Dishonored Check Fee Collection Fund (‘Fund’). Any monies deposited in the Fund shall be used exclusively for the purposes set forth in this section. Any unexpended funds in the Fund at the end of a fiscal year shall revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia” for “nonlapsing fund to be known as the Dishonored Check Fee Collection Fund (’Fund’); provided, that any funds deposited in the Fund in the year prior to a current year and the interest earned on that money remaining in the Fund after the payment of the costs accrued in the prior year, less 10% of the remainder amount that shall be retained as a reserve operating balance, shall be transferred or revert to the General Fund of the District of Columbia. All funds obtained from the fees authorized by this section, shall be deposited into the Fund and shall be used, subject to authorization by Congress in an appropriations act, to pay the costs of operating and maintaining the office or offices responsible for processing the fees authorized by this section.”

Cross References

Unemployment compensation, administrative expenses payments, see § 51-114.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 1501 of the Fiscal Year 1998 Revised Budget Support Emergency Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-152, October 17, 1997, 44 DCR 6196), and see § 1501 of the Fiscal Year 1998 Revised Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-239, January 13, 1998, 45 DCR 508).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 1102 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 1054(a) of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-383, June 19, 2012, 59 DCR 7764).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 1054(a) of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-413, July 25, 2012, 59 DCR 9290).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 1501 of Fiscal Year 1998 Revised Budget Support Temporary Act of 1997 (D.C. Law 12-59, March 20, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2094).

Short Title

Short title of subtitle Q of title I of Law 16-33: Section 1101 of D.C. Law 16-33 provided that subtitle Q of title I of the act may be cited as the Dishonored Check Fee Collection Fund Establishment Act of 2005.

Editor's Notes

Application of Law 12-60: Section 2002 of D.C. Law 12-60 provided that the act shall apply as of October 1, 1997.


§ 1–333.12. Grant transparency. [Transferred]

Recodified as § 1-328.01.