D.C. Law 22-236. Driver's License Revocation Fairness Amendment Act of 2018.


To amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act of the District of Columbia to repeal provisions providing for the suspension of the license and registration, or, in the case of a nonresident, the operating privilege, of a person who fails to pay a civil judgment arising out of the person's ownership, maintenance, or use of a motor vehicle.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Driver's License Revocation Fairness Amendment Act of 2018".

Sec. 2. The Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act of the District of Columbia, approved May 25, 1954 (68 Stat. 120; D.C. Official Code § 50-1301.01 et seq.), is amended as follows:

(a) Section 43 (D.C. Official Code § 50-1301.43) is repealed.

(b) Section 44 (D.C. Official Code § 50-1301.44) is repealed.

(c) Section 45 (D.C. Official Code § 50-1301.45) is repealed.

(d) Section 46 (D.C. Official Code § 50-1301.46) is repealed.

(e) Section 47 (D.C. Official Code § 50-1301.47) is repealed.

(f) Section 48 (D.C. Official Code § 50-1301.48) is repealed.

(g) Section 50(b) (D.C. Official Code § 50-1301.50(b)) is repealed.

(h) Section 51 (D.C. Official Code § 50-1301.51) is repealed.

(i) Section 67 (D.C. Official Code § 50-1301.67) is amended by striking the phrase "and shall suspend the license and registration pending the filing of such other proof." and inserting a period in its place.

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.

Law Information


  • D.C. Law 22-236 (PDF)
  • D.C. Act 22-559 (PDF)
  • 66 DCR 590


Mar. 13, 2019

Legislative History (LIMS)

Law 22-236, the “Driver's License Revocation Fairness Amendment Act of 2018,” was introduced in the Council and assigned Bill No. 22-618 which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and the Environment. The bill was adopted on first and second readings on Nov. 13, 2018, and Dec. 4, 2018, respectively. After mayoral review, it was assigned Act No. 22-559 on Jan. 15, 2019, and transmitted to Congress for its review. D.C. Law 22-236 became effective Mar. 13, 2019.