Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 24. Nuclear Weapons Freeze.


§ 7–2401. Declaration of policy.

In the interest of preventing nuclear war, reversing the economic impact of weapons spending, and safeguarding District of Columbia residents, and recognizing that civil defense cannot provide protection from nuclear destruction, it is by the electors declared the public policy of the District of Columbia to support:

(1) A mutual United States-Soviet Union nuclear weapons freeze as a first step toward arms reduction;

(2) Redirection of resources to job creation and human needs; and

(3) Avoidance of nuclear war, not futile preparation to withstand nuclear attack.


(Mar. 17, 1983, D.C. Law 4-210, § 2, 30 DCR 1088.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-1511.

Editor's Notes

Nuclear Test Ban Support: Pursuant to Resolution 6-656, the “Nuclear Test Ban Support Resolution of 1986,” effective May 13, 1986, the Council expressed support for a mutual and verifiable ban of nuclear testing as a first step towards freezing and reversing the arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union.


§ 7–2402. Establishment of Advisory Board. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 17, 1983, D.C. Law 4-210, § 3, 30 DCR 1088; Apr. 29, 1998, D.C. Law 12-86, § 401(g), 45 DCR 1172.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-1512.


§ 7–2403. Duties of Advisory Board. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 17, 1983, D.C. Law 4-210, § 4, 30 DCR 1088; Apr. 29, 1998, D.C. Law 12-86, § 401(g), 45 DCR 1172.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-1513.


§ 7–2404. Proposal for immediate negotiation.

Within 30 days of March 17, 1983, the Mayor shall propose to Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, and the President the immediate negotiation with the Soviet Union of a permanent, mutual freeze on the testing, production, and further deployment of all nuclear weapons and their delivery systems.


(Mar. 17, 1983, D.C. Law 4-210, § 5, 30 DCR 1088.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-1514.

Cross References

Prisons, privately operated facilities, authority to register firearms, see § 24-261.02.

Editor's Notes

Initiative 37, D.C. Law 10-99: D.C. Law 10-99 was enacted by the electors of the District of Columbia in Initiative Measure 37.

Section 1 of D.C. Law 10-99 requires the Mayor to notify the District’s Congressional Delegate, in writing, that a majority of District voters request that the Delegate propose a Constitutional amendment directing the U.S. government to: 1) abolish all nuclear warheads by the year 2000; 2) pursue a good faith effort to eliminate war, armed conflict, and military operations; 3) actively promote international peace and nuclear disarmament; and 4) convert weapons industries into constructive, ecologically beneficial peacetime industries and to redirect those resources to meet human needs, including housing, health care, agriculture, education, and environment.

Section 2 of D.C. Law 10-99 provided for severability of the act.