Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–129.35. Use of funds by Statehood Delegation members.

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a member of the Statehood Delegation shall use New Columbia Statehood Fund monies for:

(1) Any expense closely and directly related to the operation of his or her office; or

(2) Any expense that the Commission deems necessary for appropriate purposes related to the purposes of the Commission; provided, that the Commission's determination of necessity shall be final and conclusive, and its certificate shall be sufficient voucher for the expenditure of appropriations made pursuant to this section.

(b)(1) Fund monies shall not be used by members of the Statehood Delegation for:

(A) Campaign expenses related to any election, local or national;

(B) To influence the outcome of any election, local or national;

(C) Any contributions or loans to any political party or candidate for federal or non-federal office;

(D) Any personal expenses, or travel expenses not closely and directly related to the office the member holds; or

(E) Any personal salary or stipend for the member.

(2) The prohibition in paragraph (1)(E) of this subsection shall not limit the ability of a member of the Statehood Delegation to pay salaries to employees other than the member, or to pay vendors providing services closely and directly related to the office the member holds.

(c) Upon request, but at least annually, each Statehood Delegation member shall provide the Chief Financial Officer with an accounting of the expenditures made with the money received from the Fund. The date by which the accounting is due shall be set by the Chief Financial Officer. Information submitted by members of the Statehood Delegation shall be included in the report required by § 1-129.33.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-171, § 35; as added May 2, 2015, D.C. Law 20-271, § 101(b), 62 DCR 1884; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 1092(b), 63 DCR 10775.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) addition of this subpart, see § 101(b) of the New Columbia Statehood Initiative, Omnibus Boards and Commissions, and Election Transition Reform Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-7, Feb. 26, 2015, 62 DCR 2646, 21 STAT 807).

For temporary (90 days) addition of this subpart, see § 101(b) of the New Columbia Statehood Initiative, Omnibus Boards and Commissions, and Election Transition Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-481, Nov. 18, 2014, 61 DCR 12133, 20 STAT 4405).