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The DC Code: § 9-1215.03 Selection criteria.

Index9 Transportation Systems. (Refs & Annos)
a
No person shall be selected by the Commission to be honored unless that person meets the following criteria:
1
The person's contribution must have been made in the public interest, must have materially improved American society, or the environment and must have had a positive effect on a significant number of people in the United States.
2
The person must have been acting as a private citizen and not as an appointed or elected government official for the acts for which the person is to be recognized.
3
The person must have undertaken the achievement for which the person is to be recognized outside of his or her normal work assignment, and not for profit.
4
The person must have been born in the United States or naturalized as a United States citizen.
b
No person shall be selected for recognition until a minimum of 5 years after the achievement for which the individual is being nominated has elapsed.
c
The Committee shall not consider the race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or political affiliation of any nominee in making its decision on whether to honor an individual's accomplishments.
d
There shall be no limit on the number of annual nominees that the Committee may consider for recognition. However, no more than 25 persons may be selected for recognition with a marker in any calendar year.
e
A nominee must receive a two-thirds majority vote of the Committee members present and voting at a meeting of the Committee.
f
Nominees approved by the Committee shall be submitted to the Mayor. The Mayor shall transmit the names of nominees by resolution to the Council for a 30-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the nominees, in whole or in part, by resolution within this 30-day review period, the nominees shall be deemed disapproved.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 7-233. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 15-51, in subsec. (d), substituted "25" for "10". Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Make a Difference Temporary Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Law 13-230, April 3, 2001, law notification 48 DCR 3472). For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Make a Difference Temporary Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Law 14-93, March 19, 2002, law notification 49 DCR 2998). For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Make a Difference Temporary Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Law 14-265, March 27, 2003, law notification 50 DCR 2942). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Make a Difference Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-484, December 18, 2000, 48 DCR 17). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Make a Difference Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-19, March 16, 2001, 48 DCR 2697). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Make a Difference Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-178, November 19, 2001, 48 DCR 11060). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Make a Difference Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-307, March 25, 2002, 49 DCR 3410). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Make a Difference Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-542, December 2, 2002, 49 DCR 11662). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Make a Difference Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-233, November 25, 2003, 50 DCR 10732). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-98, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 9-1215.01. Law 15-51, the "Make a Difference Amendment Act of 2003", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 15-71, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on July 8, 2003, and September 16, 2003, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on October 6, 2003, it was assigned Act No. 15-164 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 15-51 became effective on December 9, 2003. DC CODE § 9-1215.03 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 30, 1998, D.C. Law 12-98, § 4, 45 DCR 1519; Dec. 9, 2003, D.C. Law 15-51, § 2, 50 DCR 8982.)