D.C. Law 21-129. Civic Associations Public Space Permit Fee Waiver Temporary Amendment Act of 2016.

D.C. Law 21-129. Civic Associations Public Space Permit Fee Waiver Temporary Amendment Act of 2016.

AN ACT

To amend, on a temporary basis, the Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Support Act of 1996 to authorize the Mayor to waive or reduce permit fees, except for application fees, for the use of public space, public rights of way, and public structures for projects that are conducted by a civic association; and to amend section 24-225 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations to allow for the waiver or reduction of permit fees, except for application fees, for the use of public space, public rights-of-way, and public structures for projects that are conducted by a civic association.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Civic Associations Public Space Permit Fee Waiver Temporary Amendment Act of 2016".

Note § 10-1141.03a

Sec. 2. Section 603a of the Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Support Act of 1996, effective December 2, 2011 (D.C. Law 19-48; D.C. Official Code § 10-1141.03a), is amended as follows:

(a) Designate the existing text as subsection (a).

(b) The newly designated subsection (a)(1) is amended by striking the phrase "Is conducted by a" and inserting the phrase "Is conducted by a civic association or a" in its place.

(c) A new subsection (b) is added to read as follows:

"(b) For the purposes of this section, the term "civic association" means an organization that is:

"(1) Comprised of residents of the community within which the public space, public right of way, or public structure is located;

"(2) Operated primarily for the improvement of the community within which the public space, public right of way, or public structure is located; and

"(3) Exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) or (4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, approved August 16, 1954 (68A Stat. 163; 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3) or (4)).".

Sec. 3. Section 24-225.12 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations is amended as follows:

(a) Designate the existing text as paragraph (a).

(b) The newly designated paragraph (a)(1) is amended by striking the phrase "Is conducted by a" and inserting the phrase "Is conducted by a civic association or a" in its place.

(c) A new paragraph (b) is added to read as follows:

"(b) For the purposes of this subsection, the term "civic association" means an organization that is:

"(1) Comprised of residents of the community within which the public space, public right-of-way, or public structure is located;

"(2) Operated primarily for the improvement of the community within which the public space, public right-of-way, or public structure is located; and

"(3) Exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) or (4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, approved August 16, 1954 (68A Stat. 163; 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3) or (4)).".

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 5. Effective date.

(a) This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.

(b) This act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.