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The DC Code: § 45-603 Gender rule of construction.

Index45 Compilation and Construction of Code. (Refs & Annos)

Unless the Council of the District of Columbia specifically provides that this section shall be inapplicable to a particular act or section, all the words thereof importing 1 gender include and apply to the other gender as well.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 49-203. 1973 Ed., § 49-203. Legislative History of Laws Law 4-111, the "Anti-Sex-Discriminatory Language Act and Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act of 1980 Amendments Act of 1982," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 4-374, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 9, 1982 and March 23, 1982, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on April 12, 1982, it was assigned Act No. 4-174 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. DC CODE § 45-603 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1189, ch. 854; June 4, 1982, D.C. Law 4-111, § 2(a), 29 DCR 1684.)