Code of the District of Columbia

Part D. Other Duties of Authority.


§ 47–392.21. Duties of Authority during year other than control year.

(a) In general. — During the period beginning upon the termination of a control period pursuant to § 47-392.09(b) and ending with the suspension of its activities pursuant to § 47-391.07(a), the Authority shall conduct the following activities:

(1) The Authority shall review the budgets of the District government adopted by the Council under § 1-204.46 for each fiscal year occurring during such period.

(2) At such time prior to the enactment of such budget by Congress as the Authority considers appropriate, the Authority shall prepare a report analyzing the budget and submit the report to the Mayor, the Council, the President, and Congress.

(3) The Authority shall monitor the financial status of the District government and shall submit reports to the Mayor, the Council, the President, and Congress if the Authority determines that a risk exists that a control period may be initiated pursuant to § 47-392.09(a).

(4) The Authority shall carry out activities under part C of this subchapter with respect to bonds, notes, or other obligations of the Authority outstanding during such period.

(b) Requiring Mayor to submit budgets to Authority. — With respect to the budget for each fiscal year occurring during the period described in subsection (a) of this section, at the time the Mayor submits the budget of the District government adopted by the Council to the President under § 1-204.46, the Mayor shall submit such budget to the Authority.


(Apr. 17, 1995, 109 Stat. 139, Pub. L. 104-8, § 221; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-392.21.


§ 47–392.22. General assistance in achieving financial stability and management efficiency.

In addition to any other actions described in §§ 47-392.01 through 47-392.24, the Authority may undertake cooperative efforts to assist the District government in achieving financial stability and management efficiency, including:

(1) Assisting the District government in avoiding defaults, eliminating and liquidating deficits, maintaining sound budgetary practices, and avoiding interruptions in the delivery of services;

(2) Assisting the District government in improving the delivery of municipal services, the training and effectiveness of personnel of the District government, and the efficiency of management and supervision; and

(3) Making recommendations to the President for transmission to Congress on changes to this Act or other Federal laws, or other actions of the Federal Government, which would assist the District government in complying with an approved financial plan and budget under part B of this subchapter.


(Apr. 17, 1995, 109 Stat. 140, Pub. L. 104-8, § 222; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-392.22.

References in Text

“This Act,” referred to in paragraph (3), is the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, approved April 17, 1995, 109 Stat. 97, Pub. L. 104-8.


§ 47–392.23. Obtaining reports.

The Authority may require the Mayor, the Chair of the Council, the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia, and the Inspector General of the District of Columbia, to prepare and submit such reports as the Authority considers appropriate to assist it in carrying out its responsibilities under this Act, including submitting copies of any reports regarding revenues, expenditures, budgets, costs, plans, operations, estimates, and other financial or budgetary matters of the District government.


(Apr. 17, 1995, 109 Stat. 140, Pub. L. 104-8, § 223; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-392.23.

References in Text

“This Act,” referred to in this section, is the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, approved April 17, 1995, 109 Stat. 97, Pub. L. 104-8.


§ 47–392.24. Reports and comments.

(a) Annual reports to Congress. — Not later than 30 days after the last day of each fiscal year which is a control year, the Authority shall submit a report to Congress describing:

(1) The progress made by the District government in meeting the objectives of this Act during the fiscal year;

(2) The assistance provided by the Authority to the District government in meeting the purposes of this Act for the fiscal year; and

(3) Any other activities of the Authority during the fiscal year.

(b) Review and analysis of performance and financial accountability reports. — The Authority shall review each report prepared and submitted by the Mayor under § 1-204.61, and shall submit a report to Congress analyzing the completeness and accuracy of such reports.

(c) Comments regarding activities of District government. — At any time during a control year, the Authority may submit a report to Congress describing any action taken by the District government (or any failure to act by the District government) which the Authority determines will adversely affect the District government’s ability to comply with an approved financial plan and budget under part B of this subchapter or will otherwise have a significant adverse impact on the best interests of the District of Columbia.

(d) Reports on effect of Federal laws on District government. — At any time during any year, the Authority may submit a report to the Mayor, the Council, the President, and Congress on the effect of laws enacted by Congress on the financial plan and budget for the year and on the financial stability and management efficiency of the District government in general.

(e) Making reports publicly available. — The Authority shall make any report submitted under this section available to the public, except to the extent that the Authority determines that the report contains confidential material.


(Apr. 17, 1995, 109 Stat. 140, Pub. L. 104-8, § 224; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-392.24.

References in Text

“This Act,” referred to in subsections (a)(1) and (a)(2), is the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, approved April 17, 1995, 109 Stat. 97, Pub. L. 104-8.


§ 47–392.25. Disposition of certain school property.

(a) Power to dispose. — Notwithstanding any other provision of law relating to the disposition of a facility or property described in subsection (d) of this section, the Authority may dispose (by sale, lease, or otherwise) of any facility or property described in subsection (d) of this section.

(b) Preference for public charter school. — In disposing of a facility or property under this section, the Authority shall give preference to an eligible applicant (as defined in § 38-1800.02) whose petition to establish a public charter school has been conditionally approved under § 38-1802.03(d)(2), or a Board of Trustees (as defined in § 38-1800.02) of such a public charter school, if doing so will not result in a significant loss of revenue than might be obtained from other dispositions or uses of the facility or property.

(c) Use of proceeds from disposition for school repair and maintenance. —

(1) In general. — The Authority shall deposit any proceeds of the disposition of a facility or property under this section in the Board of Education Real Property Maintenance and Improvement Fund (as established by the Real Property Disposal Act of 1990), to be used for the construction, maintenance, improvement, rehabilitation, or repair of buildings and grounds which are used for educational purposes for public and public charter school students in the District of Columbia.

(2) Consultation. — In disposing of a facility or property under this section, the Authority shall consult with the Superintendent of Schools of the District of Columbia, the Mayor, the Council, the Administrator of General Services, and education and community leaders involved in planning for an agency or authority that will design and administer a comprehensive long-term program for repair and improvement of District of Columbia public school facilities (as described in § 38-1805.52(a)).

(3) Legal effect of sale. — The Authority may dispose of a facility or property under this section by executing a proper deed and any other legal instrument for conveyance of title to the facility or property, and such deed shall convey good and valid title to the purchaser of the facility or property.

(d) Facility or property described. — A facility or property described in this subsection is a facility or property which is described in § 38-1802.09(b)(1)(B) and with respect to which the Authority has made the following determinations:

(1) The property is no longer needed for purposes of operating a District of Columbia public school (as defined in § 38-1800.02).

(2) The disposition of the property is in the best interests of education in the District of Columbia.

(3) The Mayor (or any other department or agency of the District government) has failed to make substantial progress toward disposing the property during the 90-day period which begins on the date the Board of Education transfers jurisdiction over the property to the Mayor (or, in the case of property which is described in § 38-1802.09(b)(1)(B) as of September 30, 1996, during the 90-day period which begins on September 30, 1996).


(Apr. 17, 1995, 109 Stat. 140, Pub. L. 104-8, § 225; as added Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009-508, Pub. L. 104-208, title V, ch. 2, § 5206(a); enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; Mar. 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-81, § 59(a), 45 DCR 745.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-392.25.

Cross References

Office of property management, purpose, see § 10-1002.

References in Text

The “Board of Education Real Property Disposal Act of 1990”, referred to in subsection (c)(1), is D.C. Law 8-158.

Mayor's Orders

Delegation of the Mayor’s Order Surplus Property Disposition Authority to the Director of the Office of Property Management to Dispose of Surplus School Properties on Behalf of the District of Columbia, see Mayor’s Order 2001-60, May 1, 2001 ( 48 DCR 4740).


§ 47–392.26. Prohibiting funding for terminated employees or contractors.

(a) In general. — Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, none of the funds made available to the District of Columbia during any fiscal year (beginning with fiscal year 1996) may be used to pay the salary or wages of any individual whose employment by the District government is no longer required as determined by the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistant Authority, or to pay any expenses associated with a contractor or consultant of the District government whose contract or arrangement with the District government is no longer required as determined by the Authority,

(b) Exception for payments for services already provided. — Funds made available to the District of Columbia may be used to pay an individual for employment already performed at the time of the Authority’s determination, or to pay a contractor or consultant for services already provided at the time of the Authority’s determination, to the extent permitted by the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority.

(c) District government defined. — In this section, the term “District government” has the meaning given such term in § 47-393(5).


(Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009-503, Pub. L. 104-208, title V, ch. 2, § 5204; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-392.26.