• Current through October 23, 2012

The Mayor, pursuant to Chapter 2 of Title 5, may issue rules to implement the provisions of this part.

(Aug. 6, 1956, 70 Stat. 1043, ch. 970, § 17; Mar. 12, 2011, D.C. Law 18- 315, § 4(e), 57 DCR 12412; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, §§ 122, 302(b), 59 DCR 6190.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-1917.

1973 Ed., § 2-2017.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 18-315 rewrote the section, which formerly read:

"The Council of the District of Columbia is authorized to make, and the Mayor of the District of Columbia is authorized to enforce, such rules and regulations as the Council deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this part."

D.C. Law 19-171 enacted into law Part B of subchapter IV of Chapter 28 of Title 47; and substituted "this part" for "this act".

Legislative History of Laws

For history of Law 18-315, see notes under § 47-2884.03.

For history of Law 19-171, see notes under § 47-2884.01.

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 402(73) 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 the District of Columbia Council, subject to the right of the Commissioner as provided in § 406 of the Plan. 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.