Code of the District of Columbia

Part H. Miscellaneous Provisions.


§ 2–1402.71. Prohibitions.

It is unlawful discriminatory practice for an insurer authorized to sell motor vehicle insurance in the District of Columbia to do any of the following acts, wholly or partially for a discriminatory reason based on actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, lawful occupation, or location within the geographical area of the District of Columbia of any individual:

(1) To fail or refuse to issue a policy of motor vehicle insurance;

(2) To fail or refuse to renew a policy of motor vehicle insurance; or

(3) To cancel a policy of motor vehicle insurance.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, § 271; as added Sept. 18, 1982, D.C. Law 4-155, § 14(b), 29 DCR 3491; June 28, 1994, D.C. Law 10-129, § 2(g), 41 DCR 2583; Oct. 21, 1995, D.C. Law 11-64, § 2(a), 42 DCR 4322; Oct. 1, 2002, D.C. Law 14-189, § 2(f), 49 DCR 6523; Mar. 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-58, § 2(g), 53 DCR 14.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-2533.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 14-189 substituted “actual or perceived: race” for “race”.

D.C. Law 16-58 substituted “sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,” for “sexual orientation,”.


§ 2–1402.72. Motor vehicle rental companies.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, it shall not be an unlawful practice for a motor vehicle rental company to fail or refuse to rent a motor vehicle, or to impose differential terms and conditions upon the rental of a motor vehicle, based on the age of any person, where such action is reasonably related to accident risk or threat to public safety.


(Sept. 18, 1982, D.C. Law 4-155, § 272; as added Oct. 21, 1995, D.C. Law 11-64, § 2(b), 42 DCR 4322.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-2534.


§ 2–1402.73. Application to the District government.

Except as otherwise provided for by District law or when otherwise lawfully and reasonably permitted, it shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for a District government agency or office to limit or refuse to provide any facility, service, program, or benefit to any individual on the basis of an individual’s actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, or place of residence or business.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, § 273; as added Oct. 1, 2002, D.C. Law 14-189, § 2(g), 49 DCR 6523; Mar. 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-58, § 2(h), 53 DCR 14; Apr. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 22-281, § 2(e), 66 DCR 1601.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-58 substituted “sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,” for “sexual orientation,”.

Applicability

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-281: § 4 of D.C. Law 22-281 provided that the change made to this section by § 2(e) of D.C. Law 22-281 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.