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The DC Code: § 2-707 Authorized uses of official mail by elected officials.

Index2 Government Administration. (Refs & Annos)

The provisions of § 2-706 do not prohibit an elected official or his or her staff from mailing, as official mail, any of the following:

1
The whole or part of any record, speech, debate, or report of the Council or any committee thereof;
2
The tabulation of an official's vote or explanation thereof;
3
Matter which expresses condolences to a person who has suffered a loss or congratulations to a person who has achieved some personal or public distinction; provided, that mass mailings of a congratulatory nature which are substantially the same except for individualized addresses are not authorized;
4
Information concerning the official's schedule of meeting constituents;
5
Information concerning the meeting schedule and agenda for committees and subcommittees upon which the official serves;
6
Information concerning financial disclosure information, whether or not required by law;
7
Matter which consists of federal, state, or local laws, regulations or publications paid for by public funds;
8
Questionnaires which relate to matters respecting public policy or administration; and
9
Matter which contains pictures of the member or biographical or autobiographical data whenever such matter is mailed in response to a specific request therefor.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 1-1707. 1973 Ed., § 1-1707. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 1-118, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 2-701. DC CODE § 2-707 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 7, 1977, D.C. Law 1-118, § 8, 23 DCR 8746.)