Code of the District of Columbia

§ 36–601.06. Enforcement; rules and regulations.

(a) The Chief Financial Officer shall have the power to enforce provisions of this chapter and shall make all necessary rules and regulations for this purpose and for carrying out, enforcing, and preventing any violation of any provision of this chapter; for investigation of potential and existing licensees of the Office; for inspecting licensed premises or enterprises; for auditing the books and records of sports wagering licensees; for insuring proper, safe, and orderly conduct of licensed premises or enterprises; and for protecting the public against fraud, deceit, deception, or overcharge. The Chief Financial Officer shall have power generally to do whatever is reasonably necessary for the carrying out of the intent of this chapter and subchapter II of Chapter 17 of Title 22 and is empowered to call upon other administrative departments and agencies of the City government, as well as the Police Department and the Office of the Attorney General, for such information and assistance as it deems necessary to the performance of its duties.

(b) The Chief Financial Officer shall, each year on or before December 31st, publish in convenient pamphlet form all rules and regulations then in effect and shall furnish copies of such pamphlets to every establishment and enterprise engaged in activities authorized pursuant to this chapter and subchapter II of Chapter 17 of Title 22. Amendments, changes, modifications, deletions, or additions to the rules and regulations shall be published and distributed at more frequent intervals as the Chief Financial Officer deems necessary.

(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(f), 63 DCR 10775; May 3, 2019, D.C. Law 22-312, § 2, 66 DCR 1402.)

Prior Codifications

2001 Ed., § 3-1306

1981 Ed., § 2-2506.


Applicability of D.C. Law 22-312: § 7177 of D.C. Law 23-16 amended § 5(a) of D.C. Law 22-312 to repeal the delayed applicability affecting this section. Therefore the amendment of this section by D.C. Law 22-312 has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-312: § 5 of D.C. Law 22-312 provided that the change made to this section by § 2(d)(4) of D.C. Law 22-312 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 § 2(d)(4) of the Sports Wagering Lottery Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-43, Apr. 15, 2019, 66 DCR 5273).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(d)(4) of Sports Wagering Lottery Emergency Amendment Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-630, Jan. 30, 2019, 66 DCR 1745).