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The DC Code: § 22-1801 "Writing" and "paper" defined.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

Except where otherwise provided for where such a construction would be unreasonable, the words "writing" and "paper," wherever mentioned in this title, are to be taken to include instruments wholly in writing or wholly printed, or partly printed and partly in writing.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-101. 1973 Ed., § 22-101. Legislative History of Laws Law 4-164, the "District of Columbia Theft and White Collar Crimes Act of 1982," was introduced in council and assigned Bill No. 4-133, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first, amended first and second readings on June 22, 1982, July 6, 1982, and July 20, 1982, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on August 4, 1982, it was assigned Act No. 4-238 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. DC CODE § 22-1801 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1336, ch. 854, § 904; Dec. 1, 1982, D.C. Law 4-164, § 601(b), 29 DCR 3976.)