Code of the District of Columbia

§ 47–362(Perm). Policies enumerated.

(a) A reprogramming shall be used only when an unforeseen situation develops, and then only if postponement until the next appropriations cycle would result in a serious hardship in the management of the City.

(b) Reprogrammings shall not be used to establish new programs or to change allocations specifically denied, limited, or increased by the Council in the budget act, or the accompanying budget report or mark-up sheets.

(c) Any program or project deferred through reprogramming shall not be later accomplished by means of further reprogramming. Funding for such section shall await the regular budget request.

(d) Should unusual circumstances require changes to the policies included in subsections (a) through (c) of this section, proposals shall be submitted to the Council for approval regardless of the dollar amount involved.

(e) Repealed.

(f) Notwithstanding § 47-363, any funds appropriated for Debt Service, as defined in § 47-334(1), in excess of Debt Service requirements:

(1) May not be reprogrammed, unless the Council approves the reprogramming request by resolution; and

(2)(A) At the end of a fiscal year, any excess shall be transferred equally among the Local Streets Ward-Based Capital Projects.

(B) For the purposes of this paragraph, the term "Local Streets Ward Based Capital Projects" means the District Department of Transportation's 8 local streets ward-based capital projects (Project No. SR301-SR308), which endeavor to preserve, maintain, repair, or replace the District's sidewalks, curbs, and local roads.

(g)(1) Notwithstanding § 47-363, local funds appropriated for the Department of Healthcare Finance in Fiscal Year 2019 shall not be reprogrammed, unless the Council approves the reprogramming request by resolution.

(2) This subsection shall sunset on the date of inclusion of the fiscal effect of the D.C. Healthcare Alliance Re-Enrollment Reform Amendment Act of 2018, effective February 17, 2018 (D.C. Law 22-62; 65 DCR 2632) [repealed], in an approved budget and financial plan.


(Sept. 16, 1980, D.C. Law 3-100, § 3, 27 DCR 3617; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; Oct. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 14-28, § 102, 48 DCR 6981; Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 1131(b), 57 DCR 181; Feb. 26, 2015, D.C. Law 20-155, § 1043(d), 61 DCR 9990; Oct. 22, 2015, D.C. Law 21-36, § 7035, 62 DCR 10905; Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 5082, 65 DCR 9388; Dec. 3, 2020, D.C. Law 23-149, § 7011, 67 DCR 10493.)