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The DC Code: § 1-611.08 Compensation--Members of boards and commissions.

Index1 Government Organization. (Refs & Annos)
a
Each member of any board or commission who receives compensation or reimbursement of expenses on January 1, 1980, shall receive such rates of compensation or reimbursement of expenses as are provided in existing law, rule, regulation, or order, or in this chapter, except as may be modified from time to time by rules and regulations published pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.
b
The Mayor of the District of Columbia is authorized to establish by rule and regulation the rates of compensation or reimbursement of expenses for members of any board or commission, including any board or commission established after January 1, 1980. Any such rules and regulations proposed by the Mayor shall be transmitted to the Council of the District of Columbia for a 30-day (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and days on which the Council of the District of Columbia is on recess) review period. Such rules and regulations shall become effective only if the Council of the District of Columbia does not adopt, within 30 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and days on which the Council of the District of Columbia is on recess) from the date of the Mayor's submission, a resolution disapproving such rules and regulations in whole or in part. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 1-604.05, rules and regulations published under this subsection shall be effective no earlier than 30 days after their publication in the District of Columbia Register.
c
(1) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of this section, or any other provision of law, members of boards and commissions shall not be compensated for time expended in the performance of official duties; except that members of the following boards and commissions shall be entitled to compensation as currently authorized by law:
A
Public Service Commission;
B
Contract Appeals Board;
C
Rental Housing Commission;
D
Board of Parole;
E
The Chairperson and public and industry members of the Taxicab Commission; and
F
The District of Columbia Retirement Board.
2
Beginning April 1, 1995, members of the following boards and commissions shall be entitled to compensation as follows:
A
Board of Zoning Adjustment members shall be entitled to compensation at the hourly rate of $25 per meeting, not to exceed $12,000 for each board member per year.
B
Office of Employee Appeals members shall be entitled to compensation at the hourly rate of $25 per meeting, not to exceed $3,000 for each member per year.
C
Police and Firemen's Retirement and Relief Board members shall be entitled to compensation at the hourly rate of $25 per meeting, not to exceed $8,000 for each board member per year.
D
Public Employee Relations Board members shall be entitled to compensation at the hourly rate of $25 per meeting, not to exceed $3,000 for each board member per year.
E
Repealed.
F
Redevelopment Land Agency board members shall be paid per diem compensation at a rate established by the Mayor, except that such rate may not exceed the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay for level 15 of the District Schedule for each day (including travel time) during which they are engaged in the actual performance of their duties.
G
Zoning Commission members shall be entitled to compensation at the hourly rate of $25 per meeting, not to exceed $12,000 for each commission member per year.
H
Historic Preservation Review Board members shall be entitled to compensation at the hourly rate of $25 per meeting, not to exceed $3,000 for each board member per year.
I
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board members shall be entitled to compensation at the hourly rate of $40 per meeting, not to exceed $15,000 for each board member per year.
J
The Chairpersons of the boards and commissions specified in this paragraph who are public members shall be entitled to an additional compensation of 20% above the annual maximum, except that no maximum shall apply to the compensation paid to the chairperson of the Real Property Tax Appeals Commission for the District of Columbia.
K
Effective October 1, 2002, public and industry members of the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission shall be entitled to compensation of $25 per meeting or work session, not to exceed $1,350 for each public or industry member per year, as provided in § 50-305(c). Total compensation for all Commission members shall not exceed $10,800, for all meetings and work sessions.
L
Effective October 1, 2012, members of the Board of Elections shall be entitled to compensation at the hourly rate of $40 while actually in the service of the Board, not to exceed the $12,500 per annum for members and $26,500 per annum for the Chairman.
d
Notwithstanding subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this section, or any other provision of law, members of boards or commissions shall not be entitled to reimbursement for expenses; except that transportation, parking, or mileage expenses incurred in the performance of official duties may be reimbursed, not to exceed $15 per meeting or currently authorized amounts, whichever is less.
e
The Mayor shall conduct a comprehensive study of the compensation and stipend levels of the District's boards and commissions, recognizing the different characteristics of these entities, and examining the best practices in the compensation and stipend policies of surrounding and comparable jurisdictions. Based on this study, the Mayor shall provide a report to the Council by December 31, 2002, with recommendations for a rational compensation and stipend policy applicable to boards and commissions, including any recommendations for changes in specific compensation and stipend levels that could be addressed in the FY 2004 budget and financial plan.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 1-612.8. 1973 Ed., § 1-341.8. Effect of Amendments Public Law 106-113 rewrote subpar. (c)(2)(F), which previously read: "Redevelopment Land Agency members shall be entitled to compensation at the hourly rate of $25 per meeting, not to exceed $1,200 for each member per year." D.C. Law 13-38, in subpars. (c)(2)(A) and (c)(2)(G), substituted "$6,000" for "$3,000". D.C. Law 13-298, in subpar. (c)(2)(I), substituted "$6,000" for "$2,500". D.C. Law 14-190, in subpars. (c)(2)(A) and (c)(2)(G), substituted "$12,000" for "$6,000"; in subpar. (c)(1)(E), substituted "Chairperson, and public and industry members" for "Chairperson"; added subpar. (c)(2)(K); and added subsec. (e). D.C. Law 15-187, in subpar. (c)(2)(I), substituted "$12,000" for "$6,000". D.C. Law 15-205, in subpar. (H) of par. (2) of subsec. (c), substituted "3,000" for "1,800". D.C. Law 15-354, in subsec. (c)(1)(E), validated a previously made technical correction. D.C. Law 16-91, in subpar. (c)((2)(I), validated a previously made technical correction. D.C. Law 16-159 repealed subsec. (c)(2)(E) which had read as follows: "(E) Board of Real Property Assessments and Appeals members shall be entitled to compensation at the hourly rate of 25 per meeting." D.C. Law 17-361, in subsec. (c)(2)(I), substituted "$40" for "$25" and substituted "$15, 000" for "$12,000". D.C. Law 18-363, in subsec. (c)(2)(J), substituted "Real Property Tax Appeals Commission for the District of Columbia" for "Board of Real Property Assessments and Appeals". D.C. Law 19-168 added subsec. (c)(2)(L). Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 801 of Multiyear Budget Spending Reduction and Support Temporary Act of 1995 (D.C. Law 10-253, March 23, 1995, law notification 42 DCR 1652). For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Real Property Tax Reassessment Temporary Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-207, April 9, 1994, law notification 44 DCR 2402). For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 101 of Fiscal Year 1998 Revised Budget Support Temporary Act of 1997 (D.C. Law 12-59, March 20, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2094). For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 3 of Real Property Tax Reassessment Temporary Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-125, June 10, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 5883). For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 3 of Real Property Tax Reassessment and Cold Weather Eviction Temporary Act of 1999 (D.C. Law 13-1, May 20, 1999, law notification 46 DCR 5301). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary amendment of section, see § 101 of the Fiscal Year 1998 Revised Budget Support Emergency Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-152, October 17, 1997, 44 DCR 6196), and § 101 of the Fiscal Year 1998 Revised Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-239, January 13, 1998, 45 DCR 508). For temporary amendment of section, see § 3 of the Real Property Tax Reassessment Congressional Adjournment Emergency Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-11, March 3, 1997, 44 DCR 1741), and see § 3 of the Real Property Tax Reassessment Second Emergency Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-244, January 13, 1998, 45 DCR 652). For temporary amendment of section, see § 3 of the Real Property Tax Reassessment Legislative Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12- 293, February 27, 1998, 45 DCR 1758). For temporary amendment of section, see § 3 of the Real Property Tax Reassessment and Cold Weather Eviction Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-18, February 17, 1999, 46 DCR 2354). For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 302 of the Service Improvement and Fiscal Year 2000 Budget Support Emergency Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-110, July 28, 1999, 46 DCR 6320). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2303, 2402, and 2503 of Fiscal Year 2003 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-453, July 23, 2002, 49 DCR 8026). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 1212 of Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2004 (D.C. Act 15-486, August 2, 2004, 51 DCR 8236). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 1212 of Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2004 (D.C. Act 15-594, October 26, 2004, 51 DCR 11725). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 2-139, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 1-601.01. For legislative history of D.C. Law 3-81, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 1-602.02. For legislative history of D.C. Law 11-52, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 1-603.01. Law 12-60, the "Fiscal Year 1998 Revised Budget Support Act of 1998," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 12-353, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on September 8, 1997, and October 7, 1997, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on October 24, 1997, it was assigned Act No. 12-191 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 12-60 became effective on March 20, 1998. For Law 13-38, see notes following § 1-603.01. Law 13-298, the "Title 25, D.C. Code Enactment and Related Amendments Act of 2001," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 13-449, which was referred to the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and final readings on December 5, 2000, and January 23, 2001, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on February 9, 2001, it was assigned Act No. 13-603 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 13- 298 became effective on May 3, 2001. For Law 14-190, see notes following § 1-301.131. For Law 15-187, see notes following § 1-309.10. For Law 15-205, see notes following § 1-204.42. For Law 15-354, see notes following § 1-523.01. For Law 16-91, see notes following § 1-301.45. Law 16-159, the "Board of Real Property Assessments and Appeals Reform Act of 2006", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-228 which was referred to the Committee on Finance and Revenue. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 2, 2006, and June 6, 2006, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on June 26, 2006, it was assigned Act No. 16-400 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 16-159 became effective on September 19, 2006. Law 17-361, the "Alcoholic Beverage Enforcement Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 17-983 which was referred to the Committee on Public Works and Environment. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 2, 2008, and December 16, 2008, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 16, 2009, it was assigned Act No. 17-696 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 17-361 became effective on March 25, 2009. For history of Law 18-363, see notes under § 1-523.01. For history of Law 19-168, see notes under § 1-137.01. Miscellaneous Notes Application of Law 12-60: Section 2002 of D.C. Law 12-60 provided that the act shall apply as of October 1, 1997. Short title of title XXV of Law 14-190: Section 2501 of D.C. Law 14-190 provided that title XXV of the act may be cited as the Boards and Commissions Compensation Study Amendment Act of 2002. Short title of subtitle T of title I of Law 15-205: Section 1211 of D.C. Law 15-205 provided that subtitle T of title I of the act may be cited as Historic Preservation Review Board Stipends Amendment Act of 2004. Short title: Section 1131 of D.C. Law 19-168 provided that subtitle M of title I of the act may be cited as "Board of Elections Member Compensation Amendment Act of 2012". DC CODE § 1-611.08 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-139, § 1108, 25 DCR 5740; Aug. 7, 1980, D.C. Law 3-81, § 2(k), 27 DCR 2632; Sept. 26, 1995, D.C. Law 11-52, § 801(b), 42 DCR 3684; Mar. 20, 1998, D.C. Law 12-60, § 101, 44 DCR 7378; Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1515, Pub. L. 106-113, § 119(b); Oct. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 13-38, § 302, 46 DCR 6373; May 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-298, § 201, 48 DCR 2959; Oct. 1, 2002, D.C. Law 14-190, §§ 2403, 2502, 2603, 49 DCR 6968; Sept. 30, 2004, D.C. Law 15-187, § 102(b), 51 DCR 6525; Dec. 7, 2004, D.C. Law 15-205, § 1212, 51 DCR 8441; Apr. 13, 2005, D.C. Law 15-354, § 5(b), 52 DCR 2638; Apr. 7, 2006, D.C. Law 16-91, § 120(b), 52 DCR 10637; Sept. 19, 2006, D.C. Law 16-159, § 3, 53 DCR 5385; Mar. 25, 2009, D.C. Law 17-361, § 3, 56 DCR 1204; Apr. 8, 2011, D.C. Law 18-363, § 3(b), 58 DCR 963; Sept. 20, 2012, D.C. Law 19-168, § 1132, 59 DCR 8025.)