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The DC Code: § 16-1021 Definitions.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

1
"Child" means a person under the age of 16 years of age.
2
"District" means the District of Columbia.
3
"Lawful custodian" means a person who is authorized to have custody by an order of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia or a court of competent jurisdiction of any state, or a person designated by the lawful custodian temporarily to care for the child.
4
"Relative" means a parent, other ancestor, brother, sister, uncle, or aunt, or one who has been lawful custodian at some prior time.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-1021. Legislative History of Laws Law 6-115, the "Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1985," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-311, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 11, 1986, and March 25, 1986, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on April 8, 1986, it was assigned Act No. 6-150 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Law 7-231, the "Technical Amendments Act of 1988," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 7-586, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 29, 1988, and December 13, 1988, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 6, 1989, it was assigned Act No. 7-285 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-81, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 16-1001. DC CODE § 16-1021 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(May 23, 1986, D.C. Law 6-115, § 2, 33 DCR 2424; May 10, 1989, D.C. Law 7-231, § 25(b), 36 DCR 492; Mar. 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-81, § 10(l), 45 DCR 745.)