• Current through October 23, 2012

Only a resident of the District of Columbia may be an assignee in an assignment for the benefit of creditors. His assent shall appear in writing in, or at the end of, or indorsed on, the assignment. An assignment is invalid unless acknowledged and recorded within five days after its execution in the land records of the District. A trust created by an assignment shall be executed under the supervision and control of the court having probate jurisdiction.

(Aug. 30, 1964, 78 Stat. 668, Pub. L. 88-509, § 1; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 569, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 151(a); Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-255, § 27(a), 44 DCR 1271.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 28-2103.

1973 Ed., § 28-2103.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 11-255, the "Second Technical Amendments Act of 1996," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 11-905, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 7, 1996, and December 3, 1996, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 24, 1996, it was assigned Act No. 11-519 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 11-255 became effective on April 9, 1997.