Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–1163.32d. Base amount payments.

(a)(1)(A) Within 5 business days after a participating candidate is certified under § 1-1163.32c(b), the participating candidate shall receive half of the base amount described in paragraph (2) of this subsection.

(B) Within 5 business days after the participating candidate qualifies for the ballot, the participating candidate shall receive the other half of the base amount described in paragraph (2) of this subsection.

(2) The base amount shall be:

(A) $160,000 for the office of Mayor;

(B) $40,000 for the office of Attorney General;

(C) $40,000 for the office of Chairman of the Council;

(D) $40,000 for the office of Councilmember elected at-large and from a ward; and

(E) $10,000 for the office of State Board of Education elected at-large and from a ward.

(b)(1) In an uncontested election, the participating candidate shall:

(A) Not receive the base amount described in subsection (a) of this section, except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection; and

(B) Be eligible to receive matching payments for qualified small-dollar contributions pursuant to § 1-1163.32e.

(2) If an uncontested election becomes a contested election after a participating candidate is certified under § 1-1163.32c(b), the participating candidate shall receive, no later than 5 business days after the uncontested election becomes a contested election:

(A) The first half of the base amount, if the participating candidate has not qualified for the ballot; or

(B) Both halves of the base amount, if the participating candidate has qualified for the ballot.

(3)(A) If a contested election becomes an uncontested election after the participating candidate has received the first, but not the second, half of the base amount, the participating candidate may retain any unspent base amount funds to repay:

(i) Any authorized expenditures or the proper debts that were incurred in connection with the participating candidate's campaign; and

(ii) Personal funds of the participating candidate or the participating candidate's immediate family contributed under § 1-1163.32f(a)(6).

(B) If a contested election becomes an uncontested election, a participating candidate who has not yet qualified for the ballot shall not receive the second half of the base amount upon ballot qualification.

(c) Funds shall be distributed to participating candidates under this section through the use of an electronic funds transfer or a debit card.


(Apr. 27, 2012, D.C. Law 19-124, § 332d; as added May 5, 2018, D.C. Law 22-94, § 2(b)(5), 65 DCR 2847.)

Applicability

Section 3 of D.C. Law 22-168 amended section 3 of D.C. Law 22-94, removing the applicability restriction impacting this section. Therefore the creation of this section by section 2(b)(5) of D.C. Law 22-94 has been implemented as of November 7, 2018.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-94: § 3 of D.C. Law 22-94 provided that the creation of this section by § 2(b)(5) of D.C. Law 22-94 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.