• Current through October 23, 2012

(a)(1) The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority shall post or otherwise provide conspicuous notice of the enhanced penalties for the commission of certain offenses against transit operators and Metrorail station managers in the District of Columbia pursuant to § 22-3751.01 on all Metrobus buses and Metrorail trains operating in the District of Columbia, and at or near all Metrorail station kiosks within the District of Columbia.

(2) The Mayor shall post or otherwise provide similar notice on all DC Circulator buses.

(b) The absence of notice on a vehicle or at a Metrorail station required under this section shall not constitute a defense to or otherwise invalidate or prevent the imposition of the enhanced penalties provided in § 22-3751.01.

(July 23, 2008, D.C. Law 17-206, § 4, 55 DCR 5168.)


Legislative History of Laws

Law 17-206, the "Transit Operator Protection and Enhanced Penalty Amendment Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No.17-233 which was referred to Public Safety and Judiciary.  The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 4, 2008, and April 1, 2008, respectively.  Signed by the Mayor on April 14, 2008, it was assigned Act No. 17-338 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.   D.C. Law 17-206 became effective on July 23, 2008.