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The DC Code: § 22-1702 Possession of lottery or policy tickets.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

If any person shall, within the District of Columbia, knowingly have in his or her possession or under his control, any record, notation, receipt, ticket, certificate, bill, slip, token, paper, or writing, current or not current, used or to be used in violating the provisions of § 22-1701, 22-1704, or 22-1708, he or she shall, upon conviction of each such offense, be fined not more than $1,000 or be imprisoned for not more than 180 days, or both. For the purpose of this section, possession of any record, notation, receipt, ticket, certificate, bill, slip, token, paper, or writing shall be presumed to be knowing possession thereof.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-1502. 1973 Ed., § 22-1502. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary amendment of section, see § 105(g) of the Omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 1994 (D.C. Act 10-255, June 22, 1994, 41 DCR 4286). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-119, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-1701. Law 10-151, the "Omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Amendment Act of 1994," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 10-98, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 29, 1994, and April 12, 1994, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on May 4, 1994, it was assigned Act No. 10-238 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 10-151 became effective on August 20, 1994. DC CODE § 22-1702 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 3, 1901, ch. 854, § 863a; Apr. 5, 1938, 52 Stat. 198, ch. 72, § 2; June 29, 1953, 67 Stat. 95, ch. 159, § 206(a); May 21, 1994, D.C. Law 10-119, § 2(j), 41 DCR 1639; Aug. 20, 1994, D.C. Law 10-151, § 105(g), 41 DCR 2608.)