D.C. Law 21-130. Tax Sale Resource Center Clarifying Temporary Amendment Act of 2016.

D.C. Law 21-130. Tax Sale Resource Center Clarifying Temporary Amendment Act of 2016.

AN ACT

To amend, on a temporary basis, Chapter 13A of Title 47 of the District of Columbia Official Code to remove references to the discontinued Tax Sale Resource Center and to clarify the amounts required to be paid in order to receive a tax deed.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Tax Sale Resource Center Clarifying Temporary Amendment Act of 2016".

Sec. 2. Chapter 13A of Title 47 of the District of Columbia Official Code is amended as follows:

Note § 47-1341

(a) Section 47-1341 is amended as follows:

(1) Subsection (a)(2) is amended by striking the phrase: "Tax Sale Resource Center. Resource Center attorneys provide legal information to taxpayers and interested parties who do not have their own lawyers on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00pm when court is in session. The Resource Center is located in the Moultrie Courthouse at 500 Indiana Ave. NW.".

(2) Subsection (b-1)(2) is amended by striking the phrase: "Tax Sale Resource Center. Resource Center attorneys provide legal information to taxpayers and interested parties who do not have their own lawyers on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00pm when court is in session. The Resource Center is located in the Moultrie Courthouse at 500 Indiana Ave. NW.".

Note § 47-1353.01

(b) Section 47-1353.01(b) is amended by striking the phrase:

"Tax Sale Resource Center. Resource Center attorneys provide legal information to taxpayers and interested parties who do not have their own lawyers on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00pm when court is in session. The Resource Center is located in the Moultrie Courthouse at 500 Indiana Ave., NW.".

Note § 47-1382

(c) Section 47-1382(b) is amended to read as follows:

"(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a)(1) of this section, upon issuance of a tax deed concerning a real property sold under § 47-1353(a)(3) or (b), the real property shall be free and clear of all prior taxes and liabilities owed by the real property to a taxing agency. The purchaser shall not be required to pay such prior taxes and liabilities to receive the tax deed.".

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 4. Effective date.

(a) This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.

(b) This act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.