To amend, on an emergency basis, the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978 to modify the leave provisions applicable to Peter Newsham as Chief of Police of the Metropolitan Police Department; and to amend the Police and Firemen's Retirement and Disability Act to provide that Peter Newsham, as Chief of Police of the Metropolitan Police Department, shall be entitled to an annuity computed at 80% of his average highest base pay for 24 consecutive months upon voluntary retirement or separation from the Metropolitan Police Department.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Leave and Retirement Modifications for Chief of Police Peter Newsham Emergency Amendment Act of 2017".
Note § 1-610.61
Sec. 2. Section 1061 of the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978, effective June 10, 1988 (D.C. Law 12-124; D.C. Official Code § 1-610.61), is amended as follows:
(a) The existing text is designated as subsection (a).
(b) A new subsection (b) is added to read as follows:
"(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, Peter Newsham, while serving as Chief of Police, shall earn leave under section 1203, consistent with the leave he earned as a member of the Metropolitan Police Department based upon his years of service immediately before his appointment as Chief of Police.".
Note § 5-712
Sec. 3. Section 12(h) of the Policemen and Firemen's Retirement and Disability Act, approved August 21, 1957 (71 Stat. 395; D.C. Official Code § 5-712), is amended by adding a new paragraph (7A) to read as follows:
"(7A) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of this subsection, at the time that Chief of Police Peter Newsham voluntarily retires or is otherwise separated from the Metropolitan Police Department, he shall be entitled to an annuity computed at 80% of his average highest base pay for 24 consecutive months.".
Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement.
The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).
Sec. 5. Effective date.
This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.12(a)).