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The DC Code: § 2-602 Publication prerequisite for effectiveness of Council acts and resolutions.

Index2 Government Administration. (Refs & Annos)

No act or resolution shall be effective until the act or resolution has been published in the District of Columbia Register, the District of Columbia Statutes-at-Large, or the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations, except that any emergency act or resolution approved pursuant to § 1-204.12(a), any resolution to approve or disapprove proposed actions pursuant to § 1- 204.12(a)(2) or § 1-204.90(a)(1), or any resolution that pertains to the internal operation or organization of the Council shall be effective without prior publication, but shall be published as soon as practicable.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 1-1602. 1973 Ed., § 1-1602. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 14-213 substituted "§§ 1-204.12(a)(2), and 1-204.90(a)(1)" for "§ 1- 204.12(a)(2)". D.C. Law 15-105 validated a previously made technical correction. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 1-19, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 2-601. Law 1-27 was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 1-90, which was referred to the Committee on Advisory Neighborhood Councils. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 17, 1975 and July 1, 1975, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on August 4, 1975, it was assigned Act No. 1-39 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. For legislative history of D.C. Law 2-153, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 2-611. Law 8-89 was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 8-265, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 5, 1989, and December 19, 1989, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 8, 1990, it was assigned Act No. 8-140 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Law 10-68, the "Technical Amendments Act of 1993," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 10-166, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 29, 1993, and July 13, 1993, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on August 23, 1993, it was assigned Act No. 10-107 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 10-68 became effective on February 5, 1994. For Law 14-213, see notes following § 2-215.03. Law 15-105, the "Technical Amendments Act of 2003", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 15-437, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 4, 2003, and December 2, 2003, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 6, 2004, it was assigned Act No. 15-291 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 15-105 became effective on March 13, 2004. Miscellaneous Notes Publication requirement exemption: Section 5 of D.C. Law 16-300 provided: "Notwithstanding section 8 of this act and sections 204 and 308(b) of the District of Columbia Administrative Procedure Act, effective March 6, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-153; D.C. Official Code §§ 2-602 and 2-558(b)), the text, maps, and graphics of the District elements of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital, as amended by this act, need not be published in the District of Columbia Register to become effective." DC CODE § 2-602 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Oct. 8, 1975, D.C. Law 1-19, title II, § 204, 22 DCR 2058; Oct. 30, 1975, D.C. Law 1-27, § 4, 22 DCR 2472; Apr. 7, 1977, D.C. Law 1-115, § 2, 23 DCR 8744; Mar. 6, 1979, D.C. Law 2-153, § 6(c), 25 DCR 6960; Mar. 15, 1990, D.C. Law 8-89, § 2, 37 DCR 644; Feb. 5, 1994, D.C. Law 10-68, § 8, 40 DCR 6311; Oct. 19, 2002, D.C. Law 14-213, § 5, 49 DCR 8140; Mar. 13, 2004, D.C. Law 15-105, § 27, 51 DCR 881.)