Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–1403.16a. Civil actions by the Attorney General.

*NOTE: This section was created by temporary legislation that will expire on February 4, 2022.*

*NOTE: This section includes amendments by emergency legislation that will expire on October 22, 2021. To view the text of the temporary legislation, click this link: Temporary Version.*

During the period of time from March 11, 2020, until November 5, 2021, for violations of this unit, or a civil action arising in connection with the public health emergency declared by the Mayor on March 11, 2020 (Mayor's Order 2020-046), other than an action brought pursuant to § 2-1403.07:

(1) The Attorney General may obtain:

(A) Injunctive relief, as described in § 2-1403.07;

(B) Civil penalties, up to the amounts described in § 2-1403.13(a)(1)(E-1), for each action or practice in violation of this unit, and, in the context of a discriminatory advertisement, for each day the advertisement was posted; and

(C) Any other form of relief described in § 2-1403.13(a)(1); and

(2) The Attorney General may seek subpoenas for the production of documents and materials or for the attendance and testimony of witnesses under oath, or both, which shall contain the information described in § 1-301.88d(b), and shall follow the procedures described in § 1-301.88d(c), (d), and (e); provided, that the subpoenas are not directed to a District government official or entity.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, title III, § 316a; as added June 24, 2021, D.C. Law 24-9, § 702, 68 DCR 004824; July 24, 2021, D.C. Act 24-125, § 3(cc), 68 DCR 007342.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 3(cc) of Public Emergency Extension and Eviction and Utility Moratorium Phasing Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-125, July 24, 2021, 68 DCR 007342).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 702 of Coronavirus Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-96, June 7, 2021, 68 DCR 006025).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 702 of Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-30, Mar. 17, 2021, 68 DCR 003101).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 702 of Coronavirus Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-328, June 8, 2020, 67 DCR 7598).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 702 of Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-326, May 27, 2020, 67 DCR 7045).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) creation of this section, see § 702 of Coronavirus Support Temporary Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Law 24-9, June 24, 2021, 68 DCR 004824).