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The DC Code: § 28-4102 Overcharging.

Index28 Commercial Instruments and Transactions. (Refs & Annos)
It shall be unlawful for any person to charge more than the normal average retail price for any merchandise or service sold during an emergency that resulted from a natural disaster, if an emergency has been declared pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.
(1) Within 48 hours of a natural disaster, the Mayor may declare, for not more than 30 calendar days, a state of emergency for the purposes of this act. The Mayor shall prepare an emergency declaration that shall include a description of the existence, nature, extent, and duration of the emergency.
Upon the issuance of a declaration of an emergency or as soon as practicable given the nature of the emergency, the Mayor shall publish a copy of the emergency declaration in the District of Columbia Register and in 2 daily newspapers of general circulation.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 28-4102. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 9-80, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 28-4101. References in Text "This act", referred to in subsec. (b)(1), is D.C. Law 9-80. DC CODE § 28-4102 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 20, 1992, D.C. Law 9-80, § 2, 39 DCR 675.)