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The DC Code: § 1-505 Effect of signature by mark upon payment of compensation.

Index1 Government Organization. (Refs & Annos)

After May 10, 1926, in the payment of compensation of per diem employees of the government of the District of Columbia, a signature by mark duly witnessed by an employee of such District designated for that purpose by the Mayor shall be deemed a full legal acquittance as to such signature.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 1-505. 1973 Ed., § 1-315. Change in Government This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of the Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 (D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act (D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section. DC CODE § 1-505 Current through December 11, 2012


(May 10, 1926, 44 Stat. 453, ch. 276, § 7.)