• Current through October 23, 2012

Unless the Council of the District of Columbia specifically provides that this section shall be inapplicable to a particular act or section, all the words thereof importing 1 gender include and apply to the other gender as well.

(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1189, ch. 854; June 4, 1982, D.C. Law 4-111, § 2(a), 29 DCR 1684.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 49-203.

1973 Ed., § 49-203.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 4-111, the "Anti-Sex-Discriminatory Language Act and Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act of 1980 Amendments Act of 1982," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 4-374, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 9, 1982 and March 23, 1982, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on April 12, 1982, it was assigned Act No. 4-174 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.