• Current through October 23, 2012

Whenever it appears to the satisfaction of the Commissioner that, because of some error, mistake, or erroneous interpretation of a statute, a company has paid fees, charges, or taxes in excess of the amount legally chargeable against it, the Commissioner shall, on application of the company, present the matter to the Mayor, with the view of refunding to such company any such excess, or applying the excess or portion thereof toward the payment of fees, charges, or taxes already due from such company.

(June 19, 1934, 48 Stat. 1131, ch. 672, ch. II, § 4; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(i), 44 DCR 1730.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-403.

1973 Ed., § 35-403.

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 11-268, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-4301.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 (D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act (D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.

Miscellaneous Notes

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-4301.