Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–1162.05c. Director of Open Government.

(a) The Director of Open Government shall:

(1) Issue advisory opinions pursuant to § 2-579(g);

(2) Provide training related to the Open Meetings Act pursuant to § 2-580; and

(3) Pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, issue rules to implement the provisions of the Open Meetings Act.

(b) The Office of Open Government may bring suit to enforce the Open Meetings Act pursuant to subchapter IV of Chapter 5 of Title 2.

(c)(1) If an advisory opinion regarding the Open Meetings Act is issued by the Director of Open Government pursuant to a request for an advisory opinion, the requesting employee or public official may appeal the opinion for consideration by the Board.

(2) If the Director of Open Government issues an advisory opinion regarding the Open Meetings Act on his or her own initiative, any person aggrieved by the opinion may appeal the opinion for consideration by the Board.

(d) The Office of Open Government may issue advisory opinions on the implementation of subchapter II of Chapter 5 of Title 2.


(Apr. 27, 2012, D.C. Law 19-124, § 205c; as added Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 1083(f), 65 DCR 9388.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 1083(f) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-458, Oct. 3, 2018, 65 DCR 11212).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 1083(f) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).