To amend Chapter 39 of Title 28 of the District of Columbia Official Code to provide that the right of action established by section 28-3905(k) applies to trade practices arising from landlord-tenant relations, and to clarify that the Attorney General for the District of Columbia may apply the provisions and exercise the duties of section 28-3909 to landlord-tenant relations.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "At-Risk Tenant Protection Clarifying Amendment Act of 2018".
Sec. 2. Chapter 39 of Title 28 of the District of Columbia Official Code is amended as follows:
Amend § 28-3905
(a) Section 28-3905 is amended as follows:
(1) Subsection (i)(4) is amended by striking the phrase "Corporation Counsel" and inserting the phrase "Attorney General for the District of Columbia" in its place.
(2) Subsection (k) is amended by adding a new paragraph (6) to read as follows:
"(6) The right of action established by this subsection shall apply to trade practices arising from landlord-tenant relations.".
Amend § 28-3909
(b) Section 28-3909 is amended by adding a new subsection (d) to read as follows:
"(d) The Attorney General for the District of Columbia may apply the provisions and exercise the duties of this section to landlord-tenant relations.".
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