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The DC Code: § 39-204 Powers.

Index39 Libraries and Cultural Institutions. (Refs & Annos)

The Commission shall:

1
Take action concerning the needs of the residents of the District of Columbia for activities in the arts and humanities, and concerning the development and improvement of activities in the arts and humanities in the District of Columbia;
2
Prepare an annual plan of artistic projects and productions in the District of Columbia meeting the requirements of §§ 5(c) and 5(g) of the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965, and act as the designated state agency for the District of Columbia, as referred to in § 5(g)(2)(A) of the National Foundation on Arts and Humanities Act of 1965, as amended;
3
Make grants to individuals and groups of individuals for projects and productions in the arts and humanities;
4
Cooperate and be empowered to contract with governmental departments and agencies, private organizations, consultants, and residents of the District of Columbia to develop and undertake programs which will encourage maximum participation in activities in the arts and humanities and promote greater appreciation and enjoyment of the arts and humanities;
5
(A) Accept donations, gifts by devise or bequest, grants, and any other type of asset from individuals, clubs, groups, corporations, partnerships, and other governmental entities;
B
Manage any property or funds in accordance with the provisions or conditions of any donations, gifts, grants, or other transfers including the investment of the principal of such property and funds; and
C
Deposit all funds raised pursuant to this subsection in the Fund.
5A
Sell promotional items and prints of works of art owned by the Commission, at prices established by the Commission;
5B
Loan works of art owned by the Commission to other entities, including museums, universities, and companies, either at no cost or at prices established by the Commission;
6
Be empowered to appoint advisory panels in the various fields of the arts and humanities, as the Commission may deem necessary, the members of which shall serve without compensation;
7
Adopt and modify bylaws and be empowered to adopt regulations as authorized by law; and
8
(A) Develop and annually update, after holding a public hearing, a public arts plan that establishes priorities for the selection and location of public art for the upcoming fiscal year; and
B
Prepare an annual report at the end of each fiscal year on the implementation of that year's public arts plan.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 31-2004. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 18-223 added pars. (5A) and (5B). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2002(a) of Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-463, July 2, 2010, 57 DCR 6542). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 1-22, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 39-201. For legislative history of D.C. Law 6-125, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 39-202. For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-42, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 39-202. Law 18-223, the "Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Support Act of 2010", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 18-731, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole.   The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 26, 2010, and June 15, 2010, respectively.  Signed by the Mayor on July 2, 2010, it was assigned Act No. 18-462 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.   D.C. Law 18-223 became effective on September 24, 2010. References in Text "Sections 5(c) and 5(g) of the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965," referred to in paragraph (2) of this section, is codified at 20 U.S.C. §§ 954(c) and (g). "Section 5(g)(2)(A) of the National Foundation on Arts and Humanities Act of 1965, as amended," referred to in paragraph (2) of this section, is codified at 20 U.S.C. § 954(g)(2)(A). Miscellaneous Notes Short title: Section 2001 of D.C. Law 18-223 provided that subtitle A of title II of the act may be cited as the "Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artistic Sales Authorization Amendment Act of 2010". DC CODE § 39-204 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(1973, Ed., § 31-1904; Oct. 21, 1975, D.C. Law 1-22, § 5, 22 DCR 2086;   June 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-125, § 2(b)-(d), 33 DCR 2945; Jan. 31, 1998, D.C. Law 12-42, § 2(b), 44 DCR 5577; Sept. 24, 2010, D.C. Law 18-223, § 2002(a), 57 DCR 6242.)