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The DC Code: § 1-315.07 Report on District boards and commissions.

Index1 Government Organization. (Refs & Annos)

The report shall include the name, functions, status, composition, date and authority for its creation, the total estimated annual cost to the District government to fund, service, supply, and maintain such board or commission, and the agency responsible for providing the necessary support for the board or commission.

Upon completion of the review, the Mayor shall make recommendations to either the agency head or the Council with respect to action he or she believes should be taken. Thereafter, the Mayor shall carry out a similar review annually, and transmit to the Council no later than February 1st of each year, a report on the activities, status, and composition of all boards and commissions. The report shall contain the name of every board and commission, the date of and authority for its creation, its termination date or the date it is to make a report, its functions, a reference to the reports it has submitted, a statement of whether it is an ad hoc or continuing body, and the total estimated annual cost to the District government to fund, service, supply, and maintain such board or commission.

The Mayor shall, within 60 days of October 17, 1981, transmit to the Council a report on all boards and commissions in existence during the preceding 12-month period by major categories by 1 of the following functions:
Institutional governance boards;
Independent regulatory boards;
Judicial boards;
Appeals boards;
Procedural boards;
Institutional licensure boards;
Occupational and professional licensure boards;
State planning boards; or
Advisory boards.
The Mayor shall, within 90 days after October 17, 1981, issue in accordance with subchapter I of Chapter 5 of title 2, rules and regulations establishing criteria for evaluating all boards and commissions to determine whether such board or commission should be abolished or merged with any other board or commission, and whether the responsibility of such board or commission performs a necessary function not already being performed.
The Mayor shall, immediately after October 1, 1982, institute a comprehensive review of the activities and responsibilities of each board and commission to determine:
Whether such board or commission is carrying out its purpose;
Whether, consistent with the provisions of applicable statutes, the responsibilities assigned to it should be revised;
Whether it should be merged with another board or commission; or
Whether it should be abolished.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 1-299.7. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 4-42, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 1-315.01. Law 4-113 was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 4-407, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 9, 1982 and March 23, 1982, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on April 12, 1982, it was assigned Act No. 4-176 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Miscellaneous Notes Establishment of new commissions: Section 402 of D.C. Law 12-86 provided that, as of the effective date of the act, there shall be no new commission established except as necessary to carry out a legislatively mandated purpose as required by federal or District of Columbia laws. DC CODE § 1-315.07 Current through December 11, 2012


(Oct. 17, 1981, D.C. Law 4-42, § 8, 28 DCR 3425; June 4, 1982, D.C. Law 4-113, § 3, 29 DCR 1695.)