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The DC Code: § 3-343 Establishment of barriers or restricted zones by Chief of Police.

Index3 District of Columbia Boards and Commissions. (Refs & Annos)

Whenever the Chief of Police of the Metropolitan Police Department, or his or her duly authorized agent, determines that there is or may be a need for controlling the movement of persons attending events being held at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, the Baseball Stadium, or the District of Columbia National Guard Armory, he or she may establish barriers or restricted zones, as he or she considers necessary, for the purpose of affording a clearing for:

The operation of firemen or policemen;
The movement of traffic;
The exclusion of the public from the vicinity of a riot, disorderly gathering, accident, wreck, explosion, or other emergency; or
The safety and protection of persons and property.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 2-343. 1973 Ed., § 2-1743. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 17-169, in subsec. (a), inserted "the Baseball Stadium," following "Stadium". Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of Ballpark Public Safety Emergency Amendment Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-316, March 19, 2008, 55 DCR 3412). Legislative History of Laws Law 2-37, the "Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and the D.C. National Guard Armory Public Safety Act of 1977," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 2-79, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on July 12, 1977, and July 26, 1977, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on August 11, 1977, it was assigned Act No. 2-71 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. For Law 17-169, see notes following § 3-342.01. Transfer of Functions See note to § 3-341. Miscellaneous Notes Construction of Law 10-152: See note to § 3-321. Effect of dissolution of Sports Commission: See note to § 3-321. DC CODE § 3-343 Current through December 11, 2012


(Nov. 3, 1977, D.C. Law 2-37, § 4, 24 DCR 4058; June 5, 2008, D.C. Law 17-169, § 2(b), 55 DCR 5183.)