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The DC Code: § 1-611.09 Compensation--Mayor and members of Council.

Index1 Government Organization. (Refs & Annos)
a
Repealed.
a-1
In accordance with § 1-204.21(d), the Mayor shall receive annual compensation in the amount of $200,000, which shall be payable in equal and periodic installments. The compensation shall not be subject to step, cost of living, or other increases.
b
(1) Members of the Council shall receive compensation in the amount of $115,000 per year; except that the Chairman shall receive compensation pursuant to § 1-204.03(d), which shall be payable in equal and periodic installments. The compensation shall be subject to cost of living increases, but not to step or other increases. For the purposes of this section "cost of living increases" means the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (all items Washington D.C. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area average), published on January 1 of each year.
2
In determining the proper salary level of the Council, the Council shall consider at a minimum:
A
The salary level of executive agency heads;
B
Pay increases for nonunion employees of the District;
C
Any other information the Council deems necessary; and
D
The recommendations of the Mayor and Council Compensation Advisory Commission established by subchapter XI-A of this chapter.
c
Repealed.
d
In determining the proper compensation level for the Mayor, the Council shall consider the recommendations of the Mayor and the Council Compensation Advisory Commission established by subchapter XI-A of this chapter.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 1-612.9. 1973 Ed., § 1-341.9. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 13-38 rewrote subsec. (b), which previously read: "The Chairman of the Council shall receive compensation in an amount equivalent to the highest rate of basic pay authorized for an executive agency head, which shall be made in equal and periodic installments. Each member of the Council other than the chairman shall be paid at an annual rate of $10,000 less than the annual compensation established for the Chairman." Section 503 of D.C. Law 13-38 repealed the "Councilmembers' Salary Freeze Amendment Act of 1994" (D.C. Law 10-225). D.C. Law 16-91, in par. (b)(1), substituted "pursuant to § 1-204.03(d)" for "in the amount of $102,530 per year". D.C. Law 16-295 rewrote subsec. (b); and added subsec. (d). Prior to amendment, subsec. (b), read as follows: "(b)(1) Members of the Council shall receive compensation in the amount of $92,530 per year and the Chairman shall receive compensation pursuant to § 1- 204.03(d), which shall be made in equal and periodic installations. The compensation shall not be subject to step, cost of living, or other increases. Pursuant to § 1-204.03(a), any future adjustments to the compensation of members of the Council and the Chairman shall be by act of the Council. "(2) In determining the proper salary level of the Council, the Council shall consider at a minimum: "(A) The salary level of executive agency heads; "(B) Pay increases for nonunion employees of the District; and "(C) Any other information the Council deems necessary." Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Councilmembers' Salary Freeze Temporary Amendment Act of 1994 (D.C. Law 10-168, August 27, 1994, law notification 41 DCR 6403). For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(d) of Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act Pay Limit Temporary Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Law 12-36, October 23, 1997, law notification 44 DCR 6554). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(d) of the Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act Pay Limit Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-115, July 18, 1997, 44 DCR 4501), see § 2(d) of the Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act Pay Limit Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-179, October 30, 1997, 44 DCR 6948), and see § 2(d) of the Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act Pay Limit Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-378, June 5, 1998, 45 DCR 4465). For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 502 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) repeal of D.C. Law 10-225, see § 503 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). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 2-139, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 1-601.01. Law 6-175 was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-373, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations and reassigned to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on September 23, 1986 and October 21, 1986, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on October 30, 1986, it was assigned Act No. 6-224 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Law 10-225, the "Councilmembers' Salary Freeze Amendment Act of 1994," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 10-696, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.  The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 1, 1994, and December 6, 1994, respectively.   Deemed approved without the signature of the Mayor on December 20, 1994, it was assigned Act No. 10-365 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.  D.C. Law 10-225 became effective on March 16, 1995. For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-124, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 1-603.01. For Law 13-38, see notes following § 1-603.01. For Law 16-91, see notes following § 1-301.45. Law 16-295, the "Mayor and Council Compensation Adjustment and Compensation Advisory Commission Establishment Amendment Act of 2006", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-1002, which was referred to Committee on the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 14, 2006, and December 5, 2006, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 28, 2006, it was assigned Act No. 16-654 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 16-295 became effective on March 14, 2007. Miscellaneous Notes Request for Congressional action: Pursuant to § 5 of D.C. Law 10-168 and § 5 of D.C. Law 10-225 the Council requested that the United States Congress enact legislation to repeal § 1-204.03(c). Applicability of § 101(n) of D.C. Law 12-124: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 1-611.02. DC CODE § 1-611.09 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-139, § 1109, 25 DCR 5740; Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-175, §§ 2, 3(a), 33 DCR 7232; Mar. 16, 1995, D.C. Law 10-225, § 2, 41 DCR 8132; June 10, 1998, D.C. Law 12-124, § 101(n)(5), 45 DCR 2464; Oct. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 13-38, § 502, 46 DCR 6373; Apr. 7, 2006, D.C. Law 16-91, § 110(d), 52 DCR 10637; Mar. 14, 2007, D.C. Law 16-295, § 2(a), 54 DCR 1092.)