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The DC Code: § 2-531 Public policy.

Index2 Government Administration. (Refs & Annos)

The public policy of the District of Columbia is that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and employees. To that end, provisions of this subchapter shall be construed with the view toward expansion of public access and the minimization of costs and time delays to persons requesting information.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 1-1521. 1973 Ed., § 1-1521. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 13-283, in the first sentence, substituted "The" for "Generally, the". Legislative History of Laws Law 1-96 was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 1-119, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Criminal Law. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on September 15, 1976 and October 12, 1976, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on November 19, 1976, it was assigned Act No. 1-178 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. For D.C. Law 13-283, see notes following § 2-502. Delegation of Authority Delegation of authority under D.C. Law 1-96, the "Freedom of Information Act of 1976.", see Mayor's Order 91-36, March 7, 1991. Miscellaneous Notes Free Flow of Information Act of 1992: See §§ 16-4701 to 16-4704. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Committee, see Mayor's Order 2001-30, February 27, 2001 (48 DCR 2380). Access to Email Traffic of District Government Employees, see Mayor's Order 2003-164, November 21, 2003 (50 DCR 10604). Designation of Freedom of Information (FOIA) Officer in Each Subordinate Agency, Attendance at FOIA Committee Training, Listing of Subordinate Agency FOIA Officers on Agency Website and Agency Assistance with FOIA Requests, see Mayor's Order 2004-106, June 29, 2004 (51 DCR 7138). DC CODE § 2-531 Current through December 11, 2012


(Oct. 21, 1968, Pub. L. 90-614, title II, § 201, as added Mar. 25, 1977, D.C. Law 1-96, § 2, 23 DCR 9532b; Apr. 27, 2001, D.C. Law 13-283, § 3(a), 48 DCR 1917.)