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The DC Code: § 22-3403 Use of "District of Columbia" or similar designation by private detective or collection agency--Prosecutions for violations.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

All prosecutions for violations of § 22-3401 shall be conducted in the name of the District of Columbia by the Corporation Counsel or any Assistant Corporation Counsel. As used in this section the term "Corporation Counsel" means the Attorney for the District of Columbia, by whatever title such attorney may be known, designated by the Mayor of the District of Columbia to perform the functions prescribed for the Corporation Counsel in this section.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-3425. 1973 Ed., § 22-3425. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-119, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-2903. Change in Government This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 (D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act (D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section. DC CODE § 22-3403 Current through December 11, 2012


(Oct. 16, 1962, 76 Stat. 1071, Pub. L. 87-837, § 3; May 21, 1994, D.C. Law 10-119, § 18, 41 DCR 1639.)