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The DC Code: § 1-301.44 Independence established and recognized.

Index1 Government Organization. (Refs & Annos)
a
The Council of the District of Columbia ("Council") administratively establishes itself, as authorized in subchapter IV of Chapter 2 of this title, as an independent and coordinate branch of the District of Columbia government.
b
The Council recognizes the principle of separation of powers in the structure of the District of Columbia government.
c
The Council shall, following receipt of the report of the study committee established by § 3, adopt such acts and resolutions to implement the organizational and administrative independence of the Council.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 1-227.1. Legislative History of Laws Law 4-127, the "Council of the District of Columbia Independence Act of 1982," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 4-240, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 9, 1982 and March 23, 1982, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on June 1, 1982, it was assigned Act No. 4-192 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. References in Text "Section 3", referred to in subsection (c) of this section, is § 3 of D.C. Law 4-127. Miscellaneous Notes Study committee established: Section 3 of D.C. Law 4-127 provided for the establishment of a 5-member study committee to study the organizational and administrative independence of the Council as a coordinate branch of the District of Columbia government. Section 4 of D.C. Law 4-127 outlined the responsibilities of the study committee. DC CODE § 1-301.44 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(July 24, 1982, D.C. Law 4-127, § 2, 29 DCR 2396.)