Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 2. Budget Estimates.


§ 47–201. Salaries of Courthouse protection force and Superintendent of Washington Asylum and Jail; payment; submission of estimates.

The salaries of the force necessary for the care and protection of the Courthouse in the District of Columbia and of the salary of the Superintendent of the Washington Asylum and Jail shall be paid out of the revenues of the District of Columbia and the Treasury of the United States in the manner prescribed by the District of Columbia appropriation acts for the respective years for which such sums are provided, and estimates for such expenses shall each year hereafter be submitted in the annual estimates for the expenses of the government of the District of Columbia.


(July 31, 1894, 28 Stat. 202, ch. 174; Mar. 2, 1911, 36 Stat. 1003, ch. 192; June 29, 1922, 42 Stat. 668, ch. 249; June 25, 1938, 52 Stat. 1125, ch. 681, § 1; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-201.

1973 Ed., § 47-201.


§ 47–202. Expenditures for school buildings and grounds — Submission of estimates.

A detailed statement of the expenditure of the appropriation made for repairs and improvements to school buildings and grounds and for repairing and renewing heating, plumbing, and ventilating apparatus, and installation of sanitary drinking fountains in buildings not supplied with same, and the taking down, transferring, and the reerection of portable schools shall be submitted with the annual estimates.


(Mar. 3, 1915, 38 Stat. 910, ch. 80; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-202.

1973 Ed., § 47-202.


§ 47–203. Expenditures for buildings and grounds — Preparation of estimates.

Estimates of expenditures for buildings and grounds for the public schools of the District of Columbia, shall hereafter be prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Act of Congress approved February 26, 1925.


(Feb. 26, 1925, 43 Stat. 994, ch. 342, § 9; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-203.

1973 Ed., § 47-203.


§ 47–204. Reimbursement of United States for expenses of United States District Court for the District of Columbia. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 877, Pub. L. 97-258, § 5(b).)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-204.


§ 47–205. Reimbursement of United States for space costs of United States Attorney and United States Marshal.

Beginning on the effective date of this title, the Executive Officer of the District of Columbia Courts shall reimburse to the United States from any funds in the Treasury to the credit of the District of Columbia courts the amount determined by the Administrator of General Services to be necessary to cover 75% of the costs of operation, maintenance, and repair of space used by the United States Attorney and the United States Marshal for the District of Columbia.


(July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 591, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 173(a)(2); enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-205.

1973 Ed., § 47-204a.

References in Text

“This title,” referred to in this section, is title I of 84 Stat. 475, Pub. L. 91-358, approved July 29, 1970, which is codified throughout the Code.


§ 47–206. Reimbursement of United States for expenses of United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

(a) Until the day before the effective date of the District of Columbia Court Reorganization Act of 1970, the Commissioner of the District of Columbia shall reimburse the United States for 30% of the expenditures made on or before that day for the expenses of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. During the 30-month period beginning on such effective date, the Executive Officer of the District of Columbia Courts shall reimburse the United States for expenditures made during that period for such expenses at the following rates of reimbursement:

(1) Twenty per centum for the first 18 months of such period; and

(2) Ten per centum for the remainder of such period.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no reimbursement for such expenses shall be required after the expiration of the 30-month period beginning on such effective date.


(July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 592, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 173(d); enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-206.

1973 Ed., § 47-204b.

References in Text

“The effective date of the District of Columbia Court Reorganization Act of 1970,” referred to in the first sentence of subsection (a) of this section, means, as set forth in § 199(c) of the Act, the first day of the seventh calendar month which began after the enactment of the Act (February 1, 1971).


§ 47–207. Items included in annual estimates — Assignment of certain market employees.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia each year in the annual estimates shall report to Congress the assignment of the market masters, assistant market masters, watchmen, and laborers to the various markets and offices.


(July 11, 1919, 41 Stat. 70, ch. 7, § 1; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-207.

1973 Ed., § 47-205.


§ 47–208. Items included in annual estimates — Employees and supplies for maintenance of sewers.

Estimates in detail shall be submitted annually for the employment of mechanics, laborers, and watchmen, and the purchase of coal, oils, waste, and other supplies for the maintenance of sewers.


(June 27, 1906, 34 Stat. 494, ch. 3553; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-208.

1973 Ed., § 47-206.


§ 47–209. Items included in annual estimates — Employees, supplies and expenses for highway bridge and approaches.

Estimates in detail shall be submitted annually for salaries of employees, lighting, power, and miscellaneous supplies and expenses of every kind necessarily incident to the operation and maintenance of the highway bridge and approaches.


(June 27, 1906, 34 Stat. 492, ch. 3553; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-209.

1973 Ed., § 47-207.

Cross References

Public roads and bridges, jurisdiction of mayor, see § 9-101.02.


§ 47–210. Items included in annual estimates — Certain expenses incurred in claims against District.

The estimates for expenses incurred on account of the District of Columbia in the examination of witnesses and procuring of evidence in the matter of claims against the District of Columbia pending in any department shall be submitted in the annual estimates for the District of Columbia.


(Aug. 4, 1886, 24 Stat. 252, ch. 902, § 1; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-210.

1973 Ed., § 47-208.


§ 47–211. Items included in annual estimates — Provision for real estate assessment.

The Mayor of said District shall in his annual estimates include all necessary provision to carry out the provisions of law relative to the assessment of real estate, to be immediately available.


(Aug. 14, 1894, 28 Stat. 285, ch. 287, § 14; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-211.

1973 Ed., § 47-209.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 47-828.

Cross References

Authority and procedure to establish real property tax rates, violations of assessment provisions, see § 47-828.


§ 47–212. Items included in annual estimates — Expenses of Water Department.

It shall be the duty of the Mayor to include in the annual estimates of the District of Columbia estimates of the expenses of the Water Department.


(Mar. 3, 1881, 21 Stat. 466, ch. 134, § 1; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-212.

1973 Ed., § 47-210.

Cross References

Tax on residents and nonresidents, credits, property taxes, see § 47-1806.06.

Water supply, see § 34-2401.04 et seq.


§ 47–213. Preparation and submission of expense estimates for government of District.

The estimates for expenses of the government of the District of Columbia shall be prepared and submitted each year according to the order and arrangement of the appropriation act for the year preceding, and any change in such order and arrangement and transfers of salaries from 1 office or department to another desired by the Mayor may be submitted by note in the estimates.


(July 1, 1902, 32 Stat. 616, ch. 1352, § 4; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-213.

1973 Ed., § 47-211.


§ 47–214. Schedule of funds available from federal and private grants.

Along with, and in addition to, all other financial and budgetary information and data which the Mayor of the District of Columbia is required annually to submit to the Office of Management and Budget by 31 U.S.C. § 1108(b)(1) , the Mayor shall prepare and submit to that Office a schedule showing an estimate of all funds which will be available to any agency, department, or instrumentality of the District of Columbia government, during the fiscal year for which such financial and budgetary information and data are submitted, for grants from any federal agency, department, or instrumentality, or from any private source. Such schedule shall include such additional information as the Office of Management and Budget deems necessary and appropriate to fully indicate the purposes for which such grants will be made, the scope of the programs funded by such grants, and the relationship between the grant funded programs and the programs of such agency, department, or instrumentality funded by money appropriated directly to the District of Columbia. Such schedule, and such additional information as the Office of Management and Budget may include, shall be transmitted to the Congress along with the annual budget request from the District of Columbia government.


(Dec. 15, 1971, 85 Stat. 656, Pub. L. 92-196, title VII, § 703; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-214.

1973 Ed., § 47-211a.


§ 47–215. Publication of District expense estimates.

The annual estimates for expenses of the District of Columbia shall not be published in advance of their submission to Congress at the beginning of each regular session thereof.


(Mar. 3, 1909, 35 Stat. 728, ch. 250, § 7; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-215.

1973 Ed., § 47-212.

Cross References

Commission on the Arts and Humanities, budget submissions, see § 39-205.