• Current through October 23, 2012

As a rule of statutory interpretation, in enacting a statute which includes among its provisions the repeal of a previously enacted repeal (including the repeal of a proviso or an exception), it is not the intention of the Council of the District of Columbia to revive the statute or part thereof which was previously repealed unless such intention to revive the previously repealed statute is specifically included in the language of the statute repealing the previous repealer.

(July 2, 1982, D.C. Law 4-125, § 41, 29 DCR 2093.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 49-501.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 4-125, the "Presidential Inauguration Special Regulations and Rule of Interpretation Concerning Nonrevival of Statutes Act of 1982," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 4-406, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 6, 1982 and April 27, 1982, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on May 11, 1982, it was assigned Act No. 4-190 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.