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The DC Code: § 7-2401 Declaration of policy.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)

In the interest of preventing nuclear war, reversing the economic impact of weapons spending, and safeguarding District of Columbia residents, and recognizing that civil defense cannot provide protection from nuclear destruction, it is by the electors declared the public policy of the District of Columbia to support:

A mutual United States-Soviet Union nuclear weapons freeze as a first step toward arms reduction;
Redirection of resources to job creation and human needs; and
Avoidance of nuclear war, not futile preparation to withstand nuclear attack.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-1511. Legislative History of Laws Law 4-210, the "Nuclear Weapons Freeze Act of 1982," was submitted to the electors of the District of Columbia on November 2, 1982, as Initiative No. 10. The results of the voting, certified by the Board of Elections and Ethics on November 10, 1982, were 80,766 for the Initiative and 34,926 against the Initiative. It was transmitted to Congress on February 1, 1983, published in the D.C. Register on March 11, 1983, and became law on March 17, 1983. Miscellaneous Notes Nuclear Test Ban Support: Pursuant to Resolution 6-656, the "Nuclear Test Ban Support Resolution of 1986," effective May 13, 1986, the Council expressed support for a mutual and verifiable ban of nuclear testing as a first step towards freezing and reversing the arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union. DC CODE § 7-2401 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 17, 1983, D.C. Law 4-210, § 2, 30 DCR 1088.)