Code of the District of Columbia

Part F. Independent Agencies and Authorities.


§ 1–204.91. Board of Elections amendments [Omitted]


Editor's Notes

The text of § 1-204.91 is omitted because the corresponding text of section 491 of Public Law 93-198 amended another law.


§ 1–204.92. Zoning Commission amendments [Omitted]


Editor's Notes

The text of § 1-204.92 is omitted because the corresponding text of section 492 of Public Law 93-198 amended another law.


§ 1–204.93. Public Service Commission.

There shall be a Public Service Commission whose function shall be to insure that every public utility doing business within the District of Columbia is required to furnish service and facilities reasonably safe and adequate and in all respects just and reasonable. The charge made by any such public utility for any facility or services furnished, or rendered, or to be furnished or rendered, shall be reasonable, just, and nondiscriminatory. Every unjust or unreasonable or discriminating charge for such facility or service is prohibited and is hereby declared unlawful.


(Dec. 24, 1973, 87 Stat. 811, Pub. L. 93-198, title IV, § 493(a).)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-402.

1973 Ed., § 43-201a.

Editor's Notes

Deregulation of streetlighting service: Section 130 of H.R. 3067, amended by H.R. 99-419, incorporated in Pub. L. 99-190 by § 101(c), the D.C. Appropriation Act, 1986, provided that the Public Service Commission is authorized to order and to approve the deregulation of streetlighting service to the District of Columbia as provided in its opinion and order in Formal Case No. 813, dated July 12, 1984 (Order No. 8056), this section, § 34-1101, and § 34-1407, and provided that the provisions of this opinion and order regarding deregulation of streetlighting service are hereby ratified and declared to be in effect as of July 12, 1984 and shall continue to be in effect until revoked or rescinded.


§ 1–204.94. Armory Board amendments. [Omitted]


Editor's Notes

The text of § 1-204.94 is omitted because the corresponding text of section 494 of Public Law 93-198 amended another law.


§ 1–204.95. Board of Education. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Dec. 24, 1973, 87 Stat. 811, Pub. L. 93-198, title IV, § 495; July 7, 2000, D.C. Law 13-159, § 2, 47 DCR 2212; June 1, 2007, 121 Stat. 223, Pub. L. 110-33, § 1(a)(2).)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-101(a).

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-207.19, § 1-315.02, § 38-175, § 38-1101, § 38-1121, § 38-1201.03, and § 38-2651.

Effective Dates

Section 5 of D.C. Law 13-159 provided: “This act shall take effect following ratification by a majority of the registered qualified electors of the District of Columbia voting in a referendum held for such purpose and a 35-day period of Congressional review as provided in section 303 of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Code § 1-203.03), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.”

Editor's Notes

Paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a) expired on July 7, 2004.

In sections 901 to 903 of D.C. Law 17-9, the Council of the District of Columbia requested that Congress repeal this section.

Section 1 of Public Law 106-226 provided:

“Section 1. Waiver of congressional review period for school governance charter amendment act of 2000.

“Notwithstanding section 303 of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act or any provision of the School Governance Charter Amendment Act of 2000, the School Governance Charter Amendment Act of 2000 shall take effect upon the date such Act is ratified by a majority of the registered qualified electors of the District of Columbia voting in a referendum held to ratify such Act.”


§ 1–204.96. Independent financial management, personnel, and procurement authority of District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority.

(a) Financial Management, Personnel, and Procurement Authority. — Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter or any District of Columbia law, the financial management, personnel, and procurement functions and responsibilities of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority shall be established exclusively pursuant to rules and regulations adopted by its Board of Directors. Nothing in the previous sentence may be construed to affect the application to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority of § 1-204.45a, § 1-204.51(d), § 1-204.53(c), or § 1-204.90(g) [§ 1-204.90(h)].

(b) Consistency With Existing Authorizing Law. — The rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority to establish the financial management, personnel, and procurement functions and responsibilities of the Authority shall be consistent with the Water and Sewer Authority Establishment and Department of Public Works Reorganization Act of 1996, as such Act is in effect as of January 1, 2008.


(Dec. 24, 1973, 87 Stat. 811, Pub. L. 93-198, title IV, § 496; as added July 15, 2008, 122 Stat. 2491, Pub. L. 110-273, § 3(a)(2).)

References in Text

The “Water and Sewer Authority Establishment and Department of Public Works Reorganization Act of 1996,” referred to in subsec. (b), is D.C. Law 11-111, which is codified primarily as § 34-2201.01 et seq.