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The DC Code: § 34-209 "Gas company" defined.

Index34 Public Utilities. (Refs & Annos)

The term "gas company" when used in this subtitle includes every corporation, company, association, joint-stock company or association, partnership, or person manufacturing, making, distributing, or selling gas for light, heat, or power, or for any public use whatsoever in the District of Columbia, their lessees, trustees, or receivers, appointed by any court whatsoever, and in said district selling, physically transmitting, or distributing natural gas in the District of Columbia to retail natural gas customers. The term excludes any building owner, lessee, or manager who, respectively, owns, leases, or manages, the internal distribution system serving the building and who supplies natural gas and other related natural gas services solely to occupants of the building for use by the occupants.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 15-227 rewrote the section which had read: "The term 'gas corporation' when used in this subtitle includes every corporation, company, association, joint-stock company or association, partnership, or person manufacturing, making, distributing, or selling gas for light, heat, or power, or for any public use whatsoever in the District of Columbia, their lessees, trustees, or receivers, appointed by any court whatsoever, and in said district owning, operating, controlling, or managing any gas plant, except where the gas is made or produced and distributed by the maker on or through private property solely for its own use or the use of its tenants and not for sale to or for the use of others." D.C. Law 16-191 made a change in the directory language of D.C. Law 15-227 which resulted in no change in text. Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(c) of Prevention of Unauthorized Switching of Customer Natural Gas Accounts Temporary Act of 2001 (D.C. Law 14-13, July 10, 2001, law notification 48 DCR 6589). Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 43-213. 1973 Ed., § 43-113. Legislative History of Laws For Law 15-227, see notes following § 34-208. Law 16-191, the "Technical Amendments Act of 2006", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-760, which was referred to the Committee of the whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 20, 2006, and July 11, 2006, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 31, 2006, it was assigned Act No. 16-475 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 16-191 became effective on March 2, 2007. DC CODE § 34-209 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 4, 1913, 37 Stat. 975, ch. 150, § 8, par. 1; Mar. 16, 2005, D.C. Law 15-227, § 17(a)(3), 51 DCR 10549; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-191, § 58(a), 53 DCR 6794.)