D.C. Law 21-270. Four-unit Rental Housing Tenant Grandfathering Amendment Act of 2016.

D.C. Law 21-270. Four-unit Rental Housing Tenant Grandfathering Amendment Act of 2016.

AN ACT

To amend the Rental Housing Act of 1985 to provide that the 4-unit exemption from rent control laws shall not apply to a housing accommodation that is acquired by a housing provider following a TOPA-exempt transfer.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Four-unit Rental Housing Tenant Grandfathering Amendment Act of 2016".

Note § 42-3502.05

Sec. 2. Section 205 of the Rental Housing Act of 1985, effective July 17, 1985 (D.C. Law 6-10; D.C. Official Code § 42-3502.05), is amended as follows:

Amend § 42-3502.05

(a) Subsection (a)(3) is amended by striking the phrase "Any rental unit" and inserting the phrase "Except as provided by subsection (a-1) of this section, any rental unit" in its place.

Amend § 42-3502.05

(b) A new subsection (a-1) is added to read as follows:

"(a-1) A housing accommodation that came into the possession of a housing provider as a result of a transfer pursuant to section 402(c)(2) of the Rental Housing Conversion and Sale Act of 1980, effective September 10, 1980 (D.C. Law 3-86; D.C. Official Code § 42-3404.02(c)(2)), shall not be eligible for the exemption provided by subsection (a)(3) of this section.".

Sec. 3. 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. 4. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council of the District of Columbia 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. 5. 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.