• Current through October 23, 2012

In applying and construing this uniform act, consideration shall be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among states that enact it.

(Apr. 27, 2001, D.C. Law 13-293, § 2(d), 48 DCR 2214; Mar. 31, 2009, D.C. Law 17-378, § 2(c), (e), 56 DCR 1572.)


Prior Codifications

2001 Ed., § 16-4604.01.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-378 amended the section by redesignating this section.

Legislative History of Laws

For D.C. Law 13-293, see notes following § 16-4501.

Law 17-378, the "Uniform Child Abduction Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 17-626 which was referred to the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 18, 2008, and December 2, 2008, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 29, 2009, it was assigned Act No. 17-716 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 17-378 became effective on March 25, 2009.

Uniform Law

This section is based upon § 401 of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (1997 Act). See 9, Part IA, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw.