• Current through October 23, 2012

No proposed Constitution for the State of New Columbia shall take effect as the Constitution of the State of New Columbia until approved by the Congress of the United States and ratified in a referendum by a majority of the registered qualified electors of the District of Columbia voting thereon.

(June 24, 1987, D.C. Law 7-8, § 3, 34 DCR 3057.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-113.1.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 7-8, the "Constitution for the State of New Columbia Approval Act of 1987," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 7-154, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 14, 1987 and May 5, 1987, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on May 6, 1987, it was assigned Act No. 7-19 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.