Code of the District of Columbia

§ 50–1403.02. Delayed issuance of motor vehicle operator’s permit.

(a) Repealed.

(a-1) The Mayor may delay issuance of an operator’s permit by disqualifying anyone not already in possession of a valid operator’s permit when such individual is convicted of or adjudicated delinquent as a result of:

(1) The commission of a stolen vehicle offense;

(2) Operating a motor vehicle without a permit (§ 50-1401.01(d) — residents; § 50-1401.02(i) — non-residents);

(3) Operating a motor vehicle after revocation or suspension of an operator’s permit (§ 50-1403.01);

(4) Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is involved; or

(5) The operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of any substance the possession of which is prohibited under the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, approved October 27, 1970 (84 Stat. 1236; 21 U.S.C. § 801 et seq.), Chapter 9 of Title 48, or the law of any state, territory, or possession of the United States.

(a-2) In all cases where a person is convicted or adjudicated delinquent of any of the offenses set forth in subsection (a-1) of this section, the disqualification period shall commence on the later of:

(1) The date of conviction or adjudication if the person is imprisoned or legal custody of the person has been transferred to a public agency for care of delinquent children as a result of the conviction or adjudication;

(2) The person’s 16th birthday if the conviction or adjudication occurs before the person is 16 years of age; or

(3) The date that a person over 16 years of age becomes eligible to have driving privileges restored if such privileges have previously been revoked or suspended.

(a-3) The disqualification period referenced in subsection (a-2) of this section shall, for any offense set forth in subsection (a-1) of this section, be:

(1) Six months for a first time violation of any offense set forth in subsection (a-1) of this section;

(2) One year for a second violation; or

(3) Two years for each subsequent violation.

(a-4) A copy of the conviction or adjudication shall be forwarded by the court to the Mayor, along with the offender’s social security number or operator’s permit number, together with a copy of the operator’s permit.

(b) For the purposes of this section, the term:

(1) Repealed.

(2) “Stolen vehicle offense” means:

(A) A theft of a motor vehicle in violation of § 22-3211;

(B) The unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in violation of § 22-3215; or

(C) Trafficking in or receiving a stolen motor vehicle in violation of § 22-3231 or § 22-3232.


(Mar. 3, 1925, ch. 443, § 13a; as added Mar. 16, 1989, D.C. Law 7-222, § 2, 36 DCR 570; Mar. 25, 1993, D.C. Law 9-253, § 2, 40 DCR 790; Sept. 29, 2006, D.C. Law 16-167, § 2, 53 DCR 6194; Mar. 14, 2007, D.C. Law 16-279, § 405, 54 DCR 903; Apr. 24, 2007, D.C. Law 16-306, § 228(b), 53 DCR 8610; July 17, 2014, D.C. Law 20-126, § 410, 61 DCR 3482; Jan. 25, 2018, D.C. Law 22-46, § 2, 64 DCR 12401.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 40-302.1.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 16-2318 and § 16-2331.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-167, in subsec. (a), substituted “Notification of the conviction or adjudication shall be sent electronically by the court to the Mayor within one business day of the conviction or adjudication and shall include the person’s name, address, date of birth, conviction date, driver’s license number, if any, social security number, if any, the offense, and any other information required by the Mayor to take the action required by this section.” for “A copy of the conviction or adjudication shall be forwarded by the court to the Mayor.”

D.C. Law 16-279, in subsec. (a), deleted “in the absence of compelling circumstances warranting an exception” following “shall revoke” following “Mayor shall revoke”.

D.C. Law 16-306 added subsecs. (a-1), (a-2), (a-3), and (a-4); and rewrote subsec. (b).

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-126 added the last sentence in (a).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Drug Offence Driving Privileges Revocation and Disqualification Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-256, January 26, 2006, 53 DCR 770).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Drug Offence Driving Privileges Revocation and Disqualification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-360, April 26, 2006, 53 DCR 3617).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 228(b) of Omnibus Public Safety Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-445, July 19, 2006, 53 DCR 6443).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 228(b) of Omnibus Public Safety Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-490, October 18, 2006, 53 DCR 8686).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 228(b) of Omnibus Public Safety Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-10, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1479).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 228(b) of Omnibus Public Safety Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-25, April 19, 2007, 54 DCR 4036).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Drug Offense Driving Privileges Revocation and Disqualification Temporary Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Law 16-99, May 12, 2006, law notification 53 DCR 4232).

Editor's Notes

Section 501 of D.C. Law 20-126 provided that the Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2 [§ 2-501 et seq.], may issue rules to implement the provisions of the act.