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The DC Code: § 47-2808 Auctioneers; temporary licenses; penalty for failure to account.

Index47 Taxation, Licensing, Permits, Assessments, and Fees. (Refs & Annos)
a
Auctioneers shall pay a license fee of $222 per annum.
b
The Mayor may issue a temporary auctioneer license to a person, firm, partnership, association, organization, or corporation engaged in or existing for charitable, benevolent, eleemosynary, humane, religious, philanthropic, recreational, social, educational, civic, fraternal, or other nonprofit purpose and to a citizen-service program established pursuant to [§ 1-1163.38]. The fee for a temporary auctioneer license shall be $50. A temporary auctioneer license shall be valid for a period of not more than 7 calendar days as specified on the face of the license. The Mayor may amend the fee to be charged for a temporary auctioneer license to an amount not to exceed the reasonably estimated cost of performing administrative duties pertaining to the issuance of this license in accordance with the provisions of subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2.
c
No license shall issue hereunder without the approval of the Chief of Police. If any licensed auctioneer or any holder of a temporary auctioneer license, his agent or employee, shall convert to his own use in the District of Columbia any goods, wares, merchandise, or personal property of any description, or the proceeds of the same, and shall fail to pay over the avails or proceeds from the sale thereof, less his proper charges, within 5 days after receiving the money or its equivalent from the purchaser or purchasers of said goods, wares, merchandise, or personal property of any description, and after demand made therefor by the person entitled to receive the same, or his or her duly authorized agent, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon information and conviction in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia shall be fined not more than $1,000 or be imprisoned not exceeding 6 months, or both, in the discretion of the court. Civil fines, penalties, and fees may be imposed as alternative sanctions for any infraction of the provisions of this section, or any rules or regulations issued under the authority of this section, pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2. Adjudication of any infraction of this chapter shall be pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to repeal or alter the provisions of subchapter I of Chapter 27 of this title.
d
Any permit issued pursuant to this section shall be issued as an Inspected Sales and Services endorsement to a basic business license under the basic business license system as set forth in subchapter I-A of this chapter.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 47-2808. 1973 Ed., § 47-2309. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 15-38, in subsec. (d), substituted "an Inspected Sales and Services endorsement to a basic business license under the basic" for "a Class A Inspected Sales and Services endorsement to a master business license under the master". D.C. Law 19-124, in subsec. (b), substituted "[§ 1-1162.23]" for "§ 1-1104.03". Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3(hh)(4)(A) of Streamlining Regulation Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-145, August 11, 2003, 50 DCR 6896). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 401(n)(2) of Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-298, January 29, 2012, 59 DCR 683). Legislative History of Laws Law 1-82, the "License Fees and Charges Act of 1976," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 1-237, which was referred to the Committee on Finance and Revenue. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 23, 1976 and April 6, 1976, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on June 22, 1976, it was assigned Act No. 1-135 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Law 6-42, the "Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Civil Infractions Act of 1985," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-187, which was referred to the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 25, 1985, and July 9, 1985, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 16, 1985, it was assigned Act No. 6- 60 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Law 6-181, the "Temporary Auctioneer License Amendment Act of 1986," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-222, which was referred to the Committee on Finance and Revenue. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on October 21, 1986 and November 5, 1986, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on November 25, 1986, it was assigned Act No. 6-232 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-261, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-2801. For Law 15-38, see notes following § 47-2404. For history of Law 19-124, see notes under § 47-391.08. Miscellaneous Notes Office of Major and Superintendent of Metropolitan Police abolished: The Office of the Major and Superintendent of Metropolitan Police was abolished and all functions of that office transferred to and vested in the Chief of Police. The Assistant Superintendent, Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Police Department was designated "Deputy Chief of Police, Executive Officer"; the Assistant Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police in command of the Detective Bureau was designated "Deputy Chief of Police, Chief of Detectives"; and each other Assistant Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police was designated "Deputy Chief of Police" by Reorganization Order No. 7, dated September 16, 1952. Reorganization Order No. 7 was replaced by Organization Order No. 153, dated November 10, 1966. DC CODE § 47-2808 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(July 1, 1902, 32 Stat. 623, ch. 1352, § 7, par. 9; July 1, 1932, 47 Stat. 552, ch. 366; Apr. 1, 1942, 56 Stat. 190, ch. 207, § 1; July 8, 1963, 77 Stat. 77, Pub. L. 88-60, § 1; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 570, Pub. L. 91- 358, title I, § 155(a); Sept. 14, 1976, D.C. Law 1-82, title I, § 104(c), 23 DCR 2461; Oct. 5, 1985, D.C. Law 6-42, § 469(a), 32 DCR 4450; Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-181, § 2, 33 DCR 7664; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-261, § 2003(pp)(7), 46 DCR 3142; Oct. 28, 2003, D.C. Law 15-38, § 3(hh)(4)(A), 50 DCR 6913; Apr. 27, 2012, D.C. Law 19-124, § 501(n)(2), 59 DCR 1862.)