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The DC Code: § 2-1831.03 Jurisdiction of the Office and agency authority to review cases.

Index2 Government Administration. (Refs & Annos)
a
As of the day that begins the first pay period after 180 days following Council confirmation of the individual who will serve as the first Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Office, this chapter shall apply to adjudicated cases under the jurisdiction of the following agencies:
1
Department of Health;
2
Department of Human Services;
3
Board of Appeals and Review;
4
Repealed;
5
All adjudicated cases in which a hearing is required to be held pursuant to §§ 7-2108(a) and 7-2108(b), including licensing and enforcement matters arising under rules issued by the Child and Family Services Agency;
6
All adjudicated cases required to be heard pursuant to § 8-802 and § 8-902;
7
Repealed;
8
Department of Banking and Financial Institutions;
9
All adjudications involving infractions of rules established pursuant to subchapter II of Chapter 9A of Title 50 and Chapter 15 of Title 18 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations; and
10
All adjudications involving infractions of subchapter II-A of Chapter 10 of Title 6, and the rules promulgated under its authority.
b
In addition to those agencies listed in subsection (a) of this section, as of October 1, 2004, this chapter shall apply to adjudicated cases under the jurisdiction of the following agencies:
1
Department of Employment Services, other than the private workers' compensation function;
2
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, except for those cases under the jurisdiction of the Rent Administrator and those cases under the jurisdiction of the Real Property Tax Appeals Commission for the District of Columbia;
3
Taxicab Commission;
4
All adjudicated cases of the Office of Tax and Revenue arising from tax protests filed pursuant to § 47-4312; and
5
All adjudicated enforcement cases brought by the Historic Preservation Office within the Office of Planning.
b-1
(1) In addition to those agencies listed in subsections (a) and (b) of this section, as of October 1, 2006, this chapter shall apply to adjudicated cases under the jurisdiction of the Rent Administrator in the Department of Consumer Regulatory Affairs.
2
In preparation for the transfer of jurisdiction of the Rent Administrator's adjudicatory function to the Office, the Rent Administrator of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs shall submit a plan to the Mayor and Council by December 31, 2004 describing how the Rent Administrator's office will function after its adjudicatory responsibilities are transferred to the Office, the legislative changes needed to prepare the Rent Administrator for its new role, and the resources needed to maintain its non-adjudicatory functions. The plan shall be developed in consultation with the Office.
b-2
In addition to those adjudicated cases listed in subsections (a), (b), and (b-1) of this section, as of January 1, 2009, this chapter shall apply to all adjudicated cases involving:
1
The imposition of a civil fine for violation of firearm registrant requirements pursuant to § 7-2502.09(b);
2
The denial or revocation of a firearm registration certificate pursuant to § 7-2502.10;
3
The denial or revocation of a dealer license pursuant to § 7-2504.06; and
4
The imposition of a civil fine for violations of Chapter 10 of Title 7, pursuant to § 7-1007.
b-3
In addition to those cases described in subsections (a), (b), (b-1), and (b-2) of this section, as of May 5, 2010, this chapter shall apply to adjudicated cases required to be heard pursuant to § 42-3141.06.
b-4
In addition to those adjudicated cases listed in subsections (a), (b), (b-1), (b-2), and (b-3) of this section, this chapter shall apply to all adjudicated cases involving the impoundment of a vehicle pursuant to § 22- 2724(a).
b-5
This chapter shall apply to appeals pursuant to D.C. Official Code §§ 47-857.09a and 47-859.04a.
c
Those agencies, boards, and commissions that are not included in subsections (a), (b), (b-1), (b-2), or (b-3) of this section may:
1
Refer individual cases to the Office, with the approval of the Chief Administrative Law Judge; or
2
Elect to be covered by this chapter, subject to the approval of the Chief Administrative Law Judge and the Mayor, and upon such terms as the Mayor may set.
d
Repealed.
e
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to grant a right to a hearing not created independently by a constitutional provision or a provision of law other than this chapter, except with regard to the discipline or removal of an Administrative Law Judge or the Chief Administrative Law Judge.
f
Except as provided in subsection (h) of this section, no agency of the District of Columbia to which this chapter applies shall adjudicate adjudicated cases under the jurisdiction of the Office of Administrative Hearings or employ hearing officers, either full- or part-time, for the purpose of adjudicating cases under the jurisdiction of the Office.
g
Any case initiated by, or arising from a decision or action of, an agency or a portion of an agency in receivership shall not be heard by the Office unless the receiver has entered a binding agreement that any order issued by the Office in the matter would have the same force, effect, and finality as it would if the receivership did not exist.
h
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the authority of an agency covered in subsections (a), (b), (b-1), (b-2), or (b-3) of this section, if the authority exists pursuant to other provisions of the law, to have an agency head or one or more members of the governing board, commission, or body of the agency adjudicate cases falling within its jurisdiction in lieu of the Office. This authority may not be delegated in whole or in part to any subordinate employees of the agency.
i
(1) A board or commission with authority to issue professional or occupational licenses may delegate to the Office its authority to conduct a hearing and issue an order on the proposed denial, suspension, or revocation of a license or on any proposed disciplinary action against a licensee or applicant for a license. The Office's order shall be appealable to the board or commission pursuant to § 2-1831.16(b).
2
A case that was delegated by a board or commission to an administrative law judge or hearing examiner employed by an agency subject to this chapter shall be deemed to have been delegated to the Office pursuant to this section as of the date that the agency's adjudicated cases became subject to this chapter.
j
A person who has filed a protest of a proposed assessment under § 47- 4312 and requested a hearing with the Office shall be deemed to have elected adjudication by the Office as the exclusive means of adjudication of all challenges to the proposed assessment, and to have waived any right to adjudication of a challenge to the proposed assessment in any other forum. Nothing in this subsection limits the right of any person to judicial review of an order of the Office pursuant to § 2-1831.16.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 15-39, in subsec. (a), substituted "As of the day that begins the first pay period after 180 days following Council confirmation of the individual who will serve as the first Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Office" for "As of October 1, 2003" in the introductory language, substituted " All adjudicated cases pertaining to special education heard by the D.C. Public Schools" for "Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs" in par. (4), and repealed par. (7); in subsec. (b), substituted "Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs" for "All adjudicated cases pertaining to special education heard by the D.C. Public Schools" in par. (2), made a nonsubstantive change in par. (3), and added par. (4); and repealed subsec. (d). Prior to amendment, par. (7) of subsec. (a) and subsec. (d) had read as follows: "(7) All adjudicated cases pertaining to tax-related issues heard by the Office of Tax and Revenue; and" "(d) The Mayor may temporarily exempt an agency or class of cases from inclusion in the Office for a period of 2 years following March 6, 2002. The Mayor shall submit a report to the Council explaining the rationale for such an exemption within 30 days of initiating the exemption, and shall publish notice of the exemption in the District of Columbia Register". D.C. Law 15-177 repealed par. (4) of subsec. (a) and rewrote subsec. (c) which had read: "(4) All adjudicated cases pertaining to special education heard by the D.C. Public Schools;" "(c) Those agencies that are not included in subsections (a) or (b) of this section may refer individual cases to the Office of Administrative Hearings, with the approval of the Chief Administrative Law Judge, or elect, subject to the approval of the Mayor and upon such terms as the Mayor shall set, to be covered by this chapter." D.C. Law 15-205 rewrote par. (2) of subsec. (b); added subsec. (b-1); and, in subsecs. (c) and (h), substituted "(a), (b), or (b-1)" for "(a) or (b)". Prior to amendment, par. (2) of subsec. (b) had read as follows: "(2) Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs;". D.C. Law 15-217, rewrote par. (4) of subsec. (b); in subsec. (c), substituted "agencies, boards, and commissions" for "agencies"; and added subsecs. (i) and (j). Prior to amendment, par. (4) of subsec. (b) had read as follows: "(4) All adjudicated cases pertaining to tax-related issues heard by the Office of Tax and Revenue." D.C. Law 15-354, in subsecs. (a)(4) and (b)(2), validated a previously made technical changes; and, in subsec. (f), substituted "adjudicated cases" for "contested cases". D.C. Law 16-83 rewrote subsec. (b-1)(1) which read as follows: "(b-1)(1) In addition to those agencies listed in subsections (a) and (b) of this section, as of October 1, 2005, this chapter shall apply to adjudicated cases under the jurisdiction of the Rent Administrator in the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs." D.C. Law 16-189 added subsec. (b)(5). D.C. Law 16-225 added subsec. (a)(9). D.C. Law 16-275 added subsec. (a)(10). D.C. Law 17-216, in subsec. (b)(2), substituted "Rent Administrator and those cases under the jurisdiction of the Board of Real Property Assessment and Appeals" for " Rent Administrator". D.C. Law 17-353 validated previously made technical corrections in subsec. (b). D.C. Law 17-372 added subsec. (b-2). D.C. Law 18-146, in subsec. (b-2), deleted "or" from the end of par. (2); substituted "; and" for a period at the end of par. (3), and added par. (4). D.C. Law 18-219 added subsec. (b-3); and, in subsecs. (c) and (h), substituted "(a), (b), (b-1), (b-2), or (b-3)" for "(a), (b), or (b-1)". D.C. Law 18-259 added subsec. (b-4). D.C. Law 18-352 added subsec. (b-5). D.C. Law 18-363, in subsec. (b)(2), substituted "Real Property Tax Appeals Commission for the District of Columbia" for "Board of Real Property Assessments and Appeals". D.C. Law 19-171 validated a previously made technical correction in the designation of subsec. (b-5). Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of the Office of Administrative Hearings Independence Preservation Temporary Amendment Act of 2004 (D.C. Law 15-115, Mar. 30, 2004, law notification 51 DCR 3802). Section 2 of D.C. Law 16-134, in subsec. (a)(7), substituted ";" for "; and"; in subsec. (a)(8), substituted "; and" for a period; and added subsec. (a)(9), which read as follows: "(9) All adjudications involving infractions of rules established pursuant to sections 9c, 9d, 9e, and 9f of the Department of Transportation Establishment Act of 2002, effective March 21, 2002 (D.C. Law 14-137; D.C. Official Code § 50-921,01 et seq.), and Chapter 15 of Title 18 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations." Section 6(b) of D.C. Law 16-134 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Section 2 of D.C. Law 16-249 added par. (3) to subsec. (b-1) to read as follows: "(3) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection or any other provision of law, the Rent Administrator, or any employee or other person to whom authority has been lawfully delegated by the Rent Administrator, may issue a final order in any case in which an evidentiary hearing was conducted before October 1, 2006, but in which no final order was issued before that date, and may rule upon any post-hearing motion including a motion for reconsideration." Section 4(b) of D.C. Law 16-249 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Section 2 of D.C. Law 16-259, in subsec. (b)(2), substituted "Rent Administrator and those cases under the jurisdiction of the Board or Real Property Assessment and Appeals" for "Rent Administrator". Section 7(b) of D.C. Law 16-259 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Section 2 of D.C. Law 17-98, in subsec. (b-1)(1), designated the existing language as subpar. (A), and added a new subpar. (B) to read as follows: "(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, the Rent Administrator, or any employee or other person to whom authority has been delegated by the Rent Administrator, may issue a final order in any case in which an evidentiary hearing was conducted before October 1, 2006, but in which no final order was issued before that date, and may rule upon any post-hearing motion, including a motion for reconsideration." Section 4(b) of D.C. Law 17-98 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Section 2 of D.C. Law 17-102, in subsec. (b)(2), substituted "Rent Administrator and those cases under the jurisdiction of the Board of Real Property Assessment and Appeals" for "Rent Administrator". Section 7(b) of D.C. Law 17-102 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Section 2 of D.C. Law 18-31 designated the existing language of subsec. (b-1) (1) as (b-1)(1)(A), and added subsec. (b-1)(1)(B) to read as follows: "(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, the Rent Administrator, or any employee or other person to whom authority has been delegated by the Rent Administrator, may issue a final order in any case in which an evidentiary hearing was conducted before October 1, 2006, but in which no final order was issued before that date, and in any case remanded by the Rental Housing Commission that does not require a new hearing to be conducted. The Rent Administrator, or a delegee, may also rule upon any post-hearing motion, including a motion for reconsideration." Section 5(b) of D.C. Law 18-31 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Section 2 of D.C. Law 18-151, in subsec. (b-1)(1), designated the existing text as subpar. (A) and added subpar. (B) to read as follows: "(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, the Rent Administrator, or any employee or other person to whom authority has been delegated by the Rent Administrator, may issue a final order in any case in which an evidentiary hearing was conducted before October 1, 2006, but in which no final order was issued before that date, and in any case remanded by the Rental Housing Commission that does not require a new hearing to be conducted. The Rent Administrator; or a delegee, may also rule upon any post-hearing motion, including a motion for reconsideration." Section 4(b) of D.C. Law 18-151 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Section 2 of D.C. Law 18-347, in subsec. (b-1)(1), designated the existing language as subpar. (A), and added subpar. (B) to read as follows: "(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, the Rent Administrator, or any employee or other person to whom authority has been delegated by the Rent Administrator, may issue a final order in any case in which an evidentiary hearing was conducted before October 1, 2006, but in which no final order was issued before that date, and in any case remanded by the Rental Housing Commission that does not require a new hearing to be conducted. The Rent Administrator, or a delegee, may also rule upon any post-hearing motion, including a motion for reconsideration.". Section 4(b) of D.C. Law 18-347 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 402(b) of Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-105, June 20, 2003, 50 DCR 5613). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 402(b) of Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-149, September 22, 2003, 50 DCR 8360). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of Office of Administrative Hearings Independence Preservation Emergency Amendment Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-275, December 18, 2003, 51 DCR 45). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of Office of Administrative Hearings Independence Preservation Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2004 (D.C. Act 15-403, March 18, 2004, 51 DCR 3645). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3502 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 § 2(a) of Office of Administrative Hearings Establishment Emergency Amendment Act of 2004 (D.C. Act 15-513, August 2, 2004, 51 DCR 8976). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Office of Administrative Hearings Establishment Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2004 (D.C. Act 15-553, October 26, 2004, 51 DCR 10359). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3502 of Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2004 (D.C. Act 15-594, October 26, 2004, 51 DCR 11725). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Administrative Hearings Rental Housing Emergency Amendment Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-181, October 4, 2005, 52 DCR 9085). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Second Office of Administrative Hearings Rental Housing Emergency Amendment Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-246, December 22, 2005, 53 DCR 274). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of District Department of Transportation DC Circulator Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-321, March 23, 2006, 53 DCR 2557). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Office of Administrative Hearings Rental Housing Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-333, March 23, 2006, 53 DCR 2596). For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 3 of Targeted Historic Preservation Assistance Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-472, July 31, 2006, 53 DCR 6781). For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 3 of Targeted Historic Preservation Assistance Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-500, October 23, 2006, 53 DCR 9046). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Rent Administrator Hearing Authority Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-532, December 4, 2006, 53 DCR 9841). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Nuisance Properties Abatement Reform and Real Property Classification Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-586, December 28, 2006, 54 DCR 353). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of District Department of Transportation DC Circulator Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-3, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1439). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Rent Administrator Hearing Authority Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-148, October 17, 2007, 54 DCR 10758). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Nuisance Properties Abatement Reform and Real Property Classification Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-173, November 2, 2007, 54 DCR 11204). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Rent Administrator Hearing Authority Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-255, January 23, 2008, 55 DCR 1270). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Nuisance Properties Abatement Reform and Real Property Classification Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-436, July 16, 2008, 55 DCR 8272). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2, 5 of Firearms Registration Emergency Amendment Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-651, January 6, 2009, 56 DCR 911). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Rent Administration Hearing Authority Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-53, April 27, 2009, 56 DCR 3596). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2, of Rent Administrator Hearing Authority Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-317, February 22, 2010, 57 DCR 1656). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 13(a) of Anti-Graffiti Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-389, May 5, 2010, 57 DCR 4332). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Rent Administrator Hearing Authority Second Emergency Amendment Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-676, December 28, 2010, 58 DCR 134). Legislative History of Laws For Law 14-76, see notes following § 2-1831.01. For Law 15-39, see notes following § 2-1219.01. For Law 15-177, see notes following § 2-1831.02. Law 15-205, the "Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Support Act of 2004", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 15-768, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 14, 2004, and June 29, 2004, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on August 2, 2004, it was assigned Act No. 15-487 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 15-205 became effective on December 7, 2004. Law 15-217, the "Office of Administrative Hearings Establishment Amendment Act of 2004", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 15-817, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 29, 2004, and July 13, 2004, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on August 2, 2004, it was assigned Act No. 15-522 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 15-217 became effective on December 7, 2004. For Law 15-354, see notes following § 2-534. Law 16-83, the "Office of Administrative Hearings Term Amendment Act of 2005", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-279 which was referred to the Committee on Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 6, 2005, and January 4, 2006, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 26, 2006, it was assigned Act No. 16-269 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 16-83 became effective on April 4, 2006. For Law 16-189, see notes following § 6-1102. Law 16-225, the "District Department of Transportation DC Circulator Amendment Act of 2006", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-634, which was referred to Committee on Public Works and Environment. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 14, 2006, and December 5, 2006, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 19 2006, it was assigned Act No. 16-554 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 16- 225 became effective on March 6, 2007. Law 16-275, the "Inclusionary Zoning Implementation Amendment Act of 2006", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-779, which was referred to Committee on the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 5, 2006, and December 19, 2006, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 28, 2006, it was assigned Act No. 16-632 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 16-275 became effective on March 14, 2007. Law 17-216, the "Nuisance Properties Abatement Reform and Real Property Classification Amendment Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No.17-86 which was referred to Finance and Revenue and Public Services and Consumer Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 4, 2008, and June 3, 2008, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on June 24, 2008, it was assigned Act No. 17-416 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 17-216 became effective on August 15, 2008. For Law 17-353, see notes following § 2-218.42. Law 17-372, the "Firearms Control Amendment Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 17-843 which was referred to the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 2, 2008, and December 16, 2008, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 28, 2009, it was assigned Act No. 17-708 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 17-372 became effective on March 31, 2009. Law 18-146, the "Service Animal Amendment Act of 2010", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 18-207, which was referred to the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary. The bill was adopted on first and second readings on February 2, 2010, and March 2, 2010, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on March 18, 2010, it was assigned Act No. 18-329 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 18-146 became effective on May 22, 2010. For history of Law 18-259, see notes under § 23-1904. Law 18-352, the "Residential Housing Tax Abatement Clarification Amendment Act of 2010", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 18-897, which was referred to the Committee on Finance and Revenue. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 7, 2010, and December 21, 2010, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 19, 2011, it was assigned Act No. 18-702 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 18- 352 became effective on March 31, 2011. For history of Law 18-363, see notes under § 2-1215.04. For history of Law 19-171, see notes under § 2-218.13. Miscellaneous Notes Short title of subtitle E of title III of Law 15-205: Section 3501 of D.C. Law 15-205 provided that subtitle E of title III of the act may be cited as the Office of Administrative Hearings Amendment Act of 2004. Applicability: Section 4 of D.C. Law 16-189 provides: "The implementation of the provisions of this act is subject to appropriations and nothing in this act shall be construed to create an entitlement." Section 5(a) of D.C. Law 17-216 provides that sections 2, 3, and 4(b) and (c) shall apply to real property tax years beginning after September 30, 2006. DC CODE § 2-1831.03 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 6, 2002, D.C. Law 14-76, § 6, 48 DCR 11442; Nov. 13, 2003, D.C. Law 15-39, § 402(b), 50 DCR 5668; Sept. 8, 2004, D.C. Law 15-177, § 2(b), 51 DCR 5709; Dec. 7, 2004, D.C. Law 15-205, § 3502, 51 DCR 8441; Dec. 7, 2004, D.C. Law 15-217, § 3(a), 51 DCR 9126; Apr. 13, 2005, D.C. Law 15-354, §§ 10, 84(c), 86, 52 DCR 2638; Apr. 4, 2006, D.C. Law 16-83, § 2(a), 53 DCR 1059; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-189, § 3, 53 DCR 6786; Mar. 6, 2007, D.C. Law 16-225, § 2, 53 DCR 10232; Mar. 14, 2007, D.C. Law 16-275, § 202, 54 DCR 880; Aug. 15, 2008, D.C. Law 17-216, § 2, 55 DCR 7500; Mar. 25, 2009, D.C. Law 17-353, § 191, 56 DCR 1117; Mar. 31, 2009, D.C. Law 17-372, § 2, 56 DCR 1365; May 22, 2010, D.C. Law 18-146, § 3, 57 DCR 2549; Sept. 18, 2010, D.C. Law 18-219, § 13(a), 57 DCR 4353; Nov. 6, 2010, D.C. Law 18-259, § 3, 57 DCR 5591; Mar. 31, 2011, D.C. Law 18-352, § 3, 58 DCR 744; Apr. 8, 2011, D.C. Law 18-363, § 3(e), 58 DCR 963; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19- 171, § 26, 59 DCR 6190.)