• Current through October 23, 2012

When one parent is dead, the other, whether of full age or not, may, by last will and testament, appoint a guardian of the person to have the care, custody, and tuition of his infant child, other than a married infant; and if the person so appointed refuses the trust, the Probate Court may appoint another person in his place.

(Sept. 14, 1965, 79 Stat. 737, Pub. L. 89-183, § 1; Oct. 1, 1976, D.C. Law 1-87, § 27, 23 DCR 2544.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 21-102.

1973 Ed., § 21-102.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 1-87, the "Anti-Sex Discriminatory Language Act," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 1-36, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and Criminal Law. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 15, 1976, and June 29, 1976, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 27, 1976, it was assigned Act No. 1-143 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.