Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter V. General Provisions.


§ 36–305.01. Statement of public policy.

This chapter shall constitute a statement of the public policy of the District of Columbia. The provisions of this chapter shall be liberally construed in order to effectively carry out the purposes of this chapter in the interests of the public health, safety, and welfare.


(Apr. 19, 1977, D.C. Law 1-123, § 6-401, 24 DCR 2371.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 10-241.

1973 Ed., § 10-241.


§ 36–305.02. Severability.

If any provision or part thereof of this chapter or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is declared unconstitutional or invalid, such invalidity, unconstitutionality, or inapplicability shall not affect any other provisions or applications of this chapter which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end, all provisions of this chapter are hereby declared to be severable.


(Apr. 19, 1977, D.C. Law 1-123, § 6-402, 24 DCR 2371.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 10-242.

1973 Ed., § 10-242.