Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–1212.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) “Corner store” means a retail establishment that:

(A) Sells grocery products;

(B) Has less than 5,000 square feet of selling area;

(C) Does not have an off-premises retailer’s license, Class A, established by § 25-112(d)(1); and

(D) Meets the eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, established by the Food Stamp Act of 1964, approved August 31, 1964 (78 Stat. 703; 7 U.S.C. § 2011 et seq.).

(2) “Eligible area” means:

(A) A historically underutilized business zone, as defined by section 3(p)(1) of the Small Business Act, approved July 18, 1958 (72 Stat. 384; 15 U.S.C. § 632(p)(1)); or

(B) Census tracts 103, 33.01, 94, 95.05 95.07, or 95.08.

(3) “Farmers market” means a public market, as defined by § 37-131.01(2), at which farmers and other producers sell fresh produce and healthy foods.

(4) “First source agreement” means the agreement required by § 2-219.03.

(5) “Grocery store” means a retail establishment that:

(A) Has a primary business of selling grocery products;

(B) Has at least 5,000 square feet of selling area that is used for a general line of food and nonfood grocery products; and

(C) Meets the eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, established by the Food Stamp Act of 1964, approved August 31, 1964 (78 Stat. 703; 7 U.S.C. (§ 2011 et seq.).

(6) “Healthy food” means fresh fruit and vegetables and other foods qualifying as healthy pursuant to 21 C.F.R. § 101.65(d)(2).

(7)(A) “Small food retailer” means a small business that is not a grocery store or a corner store and whose primary business is the retail sale of grocery items.

(B) The term “small food retailer” shall not include businesses that have an off-premises retailer’s license, Class A, established by § 25-112(d)(1).

(C) For the purposes of this paragraph, the qualification of an entity or small business shall be established by the Mayor by rule.

(8) “SNAP benefits” means benefits provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, established by the Food Stamp Act of 1964, approved August 31, 1964 (78 Stat. 703; 7 U.S.C. § 2011 et seq.).

(9) “WIC benefits” means benefits provided by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, established by section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, approved September 26, 1972 (86 Stat. 729; 42 U.S.C. § 1786).


(Apr. 8, 2011, D.C. Law 18-353, § 101, 58 DCR 746; Feb. 18, 2017, D.C. Law 21-204, § 2(a), 63 DCR 15047; Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 7112, 64 DCR 7652.)

Applicability

Section 7020 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 4 of D.C. Law 21-204. Therefore the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 21-204 have been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 21-204: § 4 of D.C. Law 21-204 provided that the change made to this section by § 2(a) of D.C. Law 21-204 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.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 7112 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 4 of D.C. Law 21-204, see § 7020 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 7112 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 4 of D.C. Law 21-204, see § 7020 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).