Code of the District of Columbia

This section will be modified by the following acts when they become effective:

§ 1–1162.15. Disposition.

(a) Following the presentation of evidence to the Ethics Board by the Director of Government Ethics in an adversary proceeding and an open hearing, the Ethics Board may take one or more of the following actions:

(1) Levy a penalty in accordance with § 1-1162.21;

(2) Refer the matter to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia for enforcement or prosecution;

(3) Refer the matter to the Attorney General of the District of Columbia for enforcement or prosecution; or

(4) Dismiss the action.

(b) The Ethics Board may not refer information concerning an alleged violation of the Code of Conduct or of this subchapter to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia or the Attorney General of the District of Columbia without the presentation of evidence by the Director of Government Ethics as provided in § 1-1162.14(a).


(Apr. 27, 2012, D.C. Law 19-124, § 215, 59 DCR 1862; July 15, 2014, D.C. Law 20-122, § 2(f), 61 DCR 5688.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-122 added “take one or more of the following actions” in (a); and made a minor stylistic change at the end of (a)(3).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(f) of the Comprehensive Code of Conduct and BEGA Emergency Amendment Act of 2014, (D.C. Act 20-323, Apr. 28, 2014, 61 DCR 4681).