D.C. Law 22-201. Advisory Neighborhood Commissions Debit Cards Amendment Act of 2018.

D.C. Law 22-201. Advisory Neighborhood Commissions Debit Cards Amendment Act of 2018.

AN ACT

To amend the Advisory Neighborhood Councils Act of 1975 to permit Advisory Neighborhood Commissions to expend funds by debit card.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Advisory Neighborhood Commissions Debit Cards Amendment Act of 2018".

Amend § 1-309.13

Sec. 2. Section 16 of the Advisory Neighborhood Councils Act of 1975, effective March 26, 1976 (D.C. Law 1-58; D.C. Official Code § 1-309.13), is amended as follows:

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

"(b-1)(1) Each Commission may obtain one debit card associated with the Commission's checking account.

"(2) Each Commission that obtains a debit card shall do so according to a procedure determined by the OANC that limits monthly debit card expenditures relative to the Commission's quarterly allotment.".

(b) Subsection (f) is amended by adding a new paragraph (2A) to read as follows:

"(2A)(A) An expenditure made by debit card shall be:

"(i) Made in the name of the Commission;

"(ii) Authorized by at least 2 officers of the Commission, one of whom shall be the Treasurer or Chairperson; and

"(ii) Conducted according to a procedure determined by the OANC.

"(B) The Treasurer shall retain written documentation of authorizations, which shall bear the signatures of the 2 officers who authorized the expenditure pursuant to subparagraph (A)(ii) of this paragraph.".

(c) Subsection (j) is amended as follows:

(1) Paragraph (2) is amended as follows:

(A) Strike the phrase "it shall relinquish its checkbook to the OANC, whose permission will be needed for any expenditure made by check until the Commission files the required financial reports" and insert the phrase "it shall relinquish its checkbook and access to its debit card to the OANC, whose permission will be needed for any expenditure made by check or debit card until the Commission files the required financial reports" in its place.

(B) Strike the phrase "return the checkbook to the Commission" and insert the phrase "return the checkbook and access to the debit card to the Commission" in its place.

(2) Paragraph (3) is amended by striking the word "Auditor" and inserting the phrase "OANC" in its place.

(d) Subsection (m)(4) is amended by striking the word "Auditor" and inserting the phrase "OANC" in its place.

(e) A new subsection (t) is added to read as follows:

"(t) For the purposes of this section, the term "debit card" means a card issued by a bank allowing the cardholder to draw funds from a specific account, established at that bank, that does not allow for any funds to be borrowed from the issuing bank.".

Sec. 3. 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. 4. 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.