- In order to evaluate and initiate action on matters relating to the arts, to encourage programs and the development of programs which promote progress in the arts, there is established, in the Office of the Mayor, in the District of Columbia, a commission to be known as the Commission on the Arts and Humanities. The Commission shall consist of 18 members appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council, in accordance with § 1-523.01. Each member appointed to the Commission shall be a person who has displayed an interest or an ability in 1 of the various fields of the arts or humanities and/or has been active in the furtherance of the arts or humanities in the District of Columbia. Members shall be appointed to ensure that they are representative of all the various geographic areas and neighborhoods within the District of Columbia.
- Members of the Commission shall serve terms not to exceed 3 years, which shall regularly commence on July 1st in the year of appointment and expire on June 30th 3 years later. All terms shall be staggered so that 6 terms expire each year on June 30th beginning in 1982. Members may be reappointed but may not serve more than 2 consecutive terms.
- Should a vacancy occur, a successor shall be appointed by the Mayor within 30 days, with the advice and consent of the Council to serve until the end of the term of the member whom that successor succeeds. Failing to receive the nomination within the 30 days, the Council shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy. Members of the Commission on the Arts and Humanities established under Organization Order No. 74-4 of January 7, 1974, issued by the Commissioner of the District of Columbia, shall continue to serve until the members of the Commission established under this chapter are appointed and qualify. The Mayor shall nominate members to the new Commission within 30 days of October 21, 1975.
- The Mayor shall nominate the Chairperson for the Commission.
- Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation, but shall be entitled to receive, in accordance with applicable District of Columbia regulations, reimbursement for expenses incurred while actually performing duties vested in the Commission.
Historical and Statutory
1981 Ed., § 31-2003.
1973 Ed., § 31-1903.
Effect of Amendments
D.C. Law 14-213, in subsec. (a), substituted "Council, in accordance with § 1- 523.01." for "Council.
Legislative History of Laws
For legislative history of D.C. Law 1-22, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 39-201.
Law 4-73 was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 4-318, which was referred to the Committee on Finance and Revenue. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on October 27, 1981 and November 10, 1981, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 2, 1981, it was assigned Act No. 4-120 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.
Law 14-213, the "Technical Amendments Act of 2002", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 14-671, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 4, 2002, and July 2, 2002, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 26, 2002, it was assigned Act No. 14-459 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 14-213 became effective on October 19, 2002.
Former § 31-2003.1 [1981 Ed.], D.C. Law 4-73, § 4(b), provided as follows:
"All official actions of the Commission on the Arts and Humanities taken by members appointed prior to March 10, 1982, are considered to be taken by a properly constituted Commission, regardless of the date of appointment and length of terms of its members."
DC CODE § 39-203
Current through December 11, 2012
(Oct. 21, 1975, D.C. Law 1-22, § 4, 22 DCR 2084; Mar. 10, 1982, D.C. Law 4-73, § 4(a), 28 DCR 5276; Oct. 19, 2002, D.C. Law 14-213, § 24, 49 DCR 8140.)