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The DC Code: § 47-2851.19 Amnesty period.

Index47 Taxation, Licensing, Permits, Assessments, and Fees. (Refs & Annos)

Notwithstanding any provision of this subchapter, any business which was not required under law to obtain a license issued in the form of an endorsement to engage in a business in the District of Columbia and which did not obtain a basic business license prior to July 1, 2003, shall not be subject to any penalty or fine for failure to obtain a basic business license.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 47-2851.19. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 15-38 rewrote the section which had read as follows: "(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of § 47-2851.10 or any other provision of District law, any business located in the District subject to the licensure requirements of this chapter, which has not obtained a license to do business in the District of Columbia, may, without penalty, apply for a master business license within 6 months of April 20, 1999, or by June 30, 1999, whichever is later; provided, however, that nothing herein shall waive any penalty or fine assessed prior to April 29, 1998. "(b) Any business that has been doing business in the District without a license and that fails to apply for a business license within this specified amnesty period shall be subject to the appropriate penalties and fines pursuant to this subchapter." Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of Master Business Registration Temporary Act of 2003 (D.C. Law 14-302, May 3, 2003, law notification 50 DCR 3776). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of Master Business Registration Delay Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-595, January 7, 2003, 50 DCR 647). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of Master Business Registration Delay Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-73, April 16, 2003, 50 DCR 3616). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of Master Business Registration Second Delay Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-83, May 19, 2003, 50 DCR 4100). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(r) of Streamlining Regulation Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-145, August 11, 2003, 50 DCR 6896). Legislative History of Laws 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. References in Text The phrase "within 6 months of April 20, 1999," originally read "within 6 months of the effective date of this section.". DC CODE § 47-2851.19 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-261, § 2002(l), 46 DCR 3142; Oct. 28, 2003, D.C. Law 15-38, § 2(r), 50 DCR 6913.)