D.C. Law 22-48. DMV Services Amendment Act of 2017.

D.C. Law 22-48. DMV Services Amendment Act of 2017.

AN ACT

To amend the District of Columbia Traffic Act, 1925 to expand the time period during which a nonresident owner or operator of a motor vehicle is exempt from the requirement to obtain an operator's permit and register a motor vehicle upon entering the District, and to impose a $20 fee for a replacement reciprocity sticker; to amend the District of Columbia Revenue Act of 1937 by repealing a provision that authorized the Mayor, when the only assets of a decedent's estate requiring administration consist of no more than 2 motor vehicles, to transfer title to the person or persons entitled thereto or to their nominee; and to amend Title 20 of the District of Columbia Official Code to make conforming amendments.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "DMV Services Amendment Act of 2017".

Amend § 50-1401.02

Sec. 2. Section 8 of the District of Columbia Traffic Act, 1925, approved March 3, 1925 (43 Stat. 1123; D.C. Official Code § 50-1401.02), is amended as follows:

(a) Subsection (a) is amended as follows:

(1) Strike the phrase "30 day period" and insert the phrase "60-day period" in its place.

(2) Strike the phrase "30-day exemption" and insert the phrase "60-day exemption" in its place.

(b) Subsection (b) is amended by striking the phrase "30 day exemption" and inserting the phrase "60-day exemption" in its place.

(c) Subsection (h) is amended by striking the phrase "30-day exemption" and inserting the phrase "60-day exemption" in its place.

(d) A new subsection (j) is added to read as follows:

"(j) A $20 fee shall be paid for a replacement reciprocity sticker issued under this section.".

Amend § 50-1501.02

Sec. 3. Section 2(e) of the District of Columbia Revenue Act of 1937, approved August 17, 1937 (50 Stat. 680; D.C. Official Code § 50-1501.02(e)), is amended as follows:

(a) Paragraph (4) is amended by striking the semicolon and inserting the phrase "; and" in its place.

(b) Paragraph (5) is amended by striking the phrase "; and" and inserting a period in its place.

(c) Paragraph (6) is repealed.

Sec. 4. Title 20 of the District of Columbia Official Code is amended as follows:

Amend § 20-105

(a) Section 20-105 is amended by striking the phrase "Except as provided in section 20-357, all property" and inserting the phrase "All property" in its place.

Repeal § 20-357

(b) Chapter 3 is amended as follows:

(1) The table of contents is amended by striking the phrase "20-357. Exception for motor vehicles." and inserting the phrase "20-357. Exception for motor vehicles. [Repealed]" in its place.

(2) Section 20-357 is repealed.

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.