Code of the District of Columbia

§ 39–205.01. Arts and Humanities Fund.

(a) There is established as a special fund the Arts and Humanities Fund ("Fund"), which shall be administered by the Commission in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

(b) The following shall be deposited into the Fund:

(1) Proceeds of the sale or loan by the District government of works of art, prints, and promotions items;

(2) Fees collected pursuant to § 50-1501.02e;

(3) Subject to the availability of funds, up to $2.5 million annually pursuant to § 1-350.04(d); and

(4) Dedicated taxes pursuant to §§47-2002(d) and 47-2202(b).

(c) Money in the Fund shall be used for:

(1) The administration, improvement, and maintenance of property and programs managed by the Commission; and

(2) Purposes, including grants, consistent with § 39-205(c-1).

(d)(1) The money deposited into the Fund but not expended in a fiscal year shall not revert to the unassigned fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time.

(2) Subject to authorization in an approved budget and financial plan, any funds appropriated in the Fund shall be continually available without regard to fiscal year limitation.


(Oct. 21, 1975, D.C. Law 1-22, § 6a; as added Jan. 29, 1998, D.C. Law 12-42, § 2(c), 44 DCR 5577; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-264, § 29, 46 DCR 2118; Sept. 24, 2010, D.C. Law 18-223, § 2002(b), 57 DCR 6242; Dec. 24, 2013, D.C. Law 20-61, § 7242, 60 DCR 12472; Feb. 26, 2015, D.C. Law 20-155, § 7044, 61 DCR 9990; Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, §§ 2073, 7072(b), 65 DCR 9388; Sept. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 23-16, § 2202(e), 66 DCR 8621.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-2005.1.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 39-202 and § 47-2002.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 18-223 added subsec. (a-1).

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 20-61 added (a-1)(1) and (a-1)(2), and redesignated former (a-1)(1) and (a-1)(2) as (a-1)(3) and (a-1)(4), respectively; and added (a-2) and (f).

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 20-155 repealed (a-1)(1), (a-2), and (f).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2202(e) of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-112, Sept. 4, 2019, 66 DCR 11964).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2202(e) of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 7072(b) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-458, Oct. 3, 2018, 65 DCR 11212).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2073 of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-458, Oct. 3, 2018, 65 DCR 11212).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 7072(b) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2073 of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2002(b) of Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-463, July 2, 2010, 57 DCR 6542).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 7242 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-130, July 30, 2013, 60 DCR 11384, 20 DCSTAT 1827).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 7242 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-204, October 17, 2013, 60 DCR 15341, 20 DCSTAT 2311).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 7054 of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-377, July 14, 2014, 61 DCR 7598, 20 STAT 3696).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 7044 of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-449, October 10, 2014, 61 DCR 10915, 20 STAT 4188).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 7044 of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Second Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-566, January 9, 2015, 62 DCR 884, 21 STAT 541).

Short Title

Section 7241 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that Subtitle X of Title VII of the act may be cited as the “Dedicated Funding for the Commission on Arts and Humanities Amendment Act of 2013”.

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-61: Section 11001 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that, except as otherwise provided, the act shall apply as of October 1, 2013.