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The DC Code: § 6-701.03a Fire safety requirements for high-rise buildings.

Index6 Housing and Building Restrictions and Regulations. (Refs & Annos)
The owner of a high-rise building shall:
Prepare and maintain a fire safety and evacuation plan for the building; and
Conduct fire drills at least once every 12 months.
A violation of this section shall be subject to civil penalties as established by the Mayor pursuant to rulemaking.
For the purposes of this section, the term "high-rise building" shall mean any building having occupied floors more than 75 feet above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws Law 18-116, the "Fire Alarm Notice and Tenant Fire Safety Amendment Act of 2009", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 18-178, which was referred to the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary. The bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 1, 2009, and December 15, 2009, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 11, 2010, it was assigned Act No. 18-264 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 18-116 became effective on March 11, 2010. Delegation of Authority Delegation of Authority under the Fire Alarm Notice and Tenant Fire Safety Emergency Amendment Act of 2009, see Mayor's Order 2009-101, June 12, 2009 (56 DCR 6844). DC CODE § 6-701.03a Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 19, 1906, ch. 957, § 3a, as added Mar. 11, 2010, D.C. Law 18-116, § 2, 57 DCR 893.)