D.C. Law 21-204. Food, Environmental, and Economic Development in the District of Columbia Amendment Act of 2016.

D.C. Law 21-204. Food, Environmental, and Economic Development in the District of Columbia Amendment Act of 2016.

AN ACT

To amend the Food, Environmental, and Economic Development in the District of Columbia Act of 2010 to expand the definition of eligible area to include census tracts 16 and 94, and to provide a limited tax incentive to any existing qualified supermarket in census tract 94; and to amend section 47-3801 of the District of Columbia Official Code to make a conforming amendment.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Food, Environmental, and Economic Development in the District of Columbia Amendment Act of 2016".

Sec. 2. The Food, Environmental, and Economic Development in the District of Columbia Act of 2010, effective April 8, 2011 (D.C. Law 18-353; D. C. Official Code § 2-1212.01 et seq.),is amended as follows:

Amend § 2-1212.01

Note § 2-1212.01

(a) Section 101(2)(B) (D.C. Official Code § 2-1212.01(2)(B)) is amended by striking the numbers "18.01, 33.01, 95.05," and inserting the numbers "16, 103, 33.01, 94, 95.05," in their place.

(b) A new section 201a is added to read as follows:

New § 2-1212.21a

Note § 2-1212.21a

"Sec. 201a. Limited tax incentive for existing establishment.

"Notwithstanding the scope of exemptions provided by D.C. Official Code § 47-3802(a), a grocery store that is located in census tract 94 on the effective date of the Food, Environmental, and Economic Development in the District of Columbia Amendment Act of 2016, passed on 2nd reading on November 15, 2016 (Enrolled version of Bill 21-836), shall be eligible for the tax exemption provided pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 47-3802(a)(1) beginning with the tax year beginning October 1, 2016; provided, that the 10-year real property exemption period shall be deemed to have begun on January 1, 2015.".

Amend § 47-3801

Note § 47-3801

Sec. 3. Section 47-3801(1D)(B) of the District of Columbia Official Code is amended by striking the numbers "18.01, 33.01, 95.05," and inserting the numbers "16, 103, 33.01, 94, 95.05" in their place.

Sec. 4. Applicability.

(a) This act shall apply upon the date of inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan.

(b) The Chief Financial Officer shall certify the date of the inclusion of the fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan, and provide notice to the Budget Director of the Council of the certification.

(c)(1) The Budget Director shall cause the notice of the certification to be published in the District of Columbia Register.

(2) The date of publication of the notice of the certification shall not affect the applicability of this act.

Sec. 5. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report 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. 6. Effective date.

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.