D.C. Law 21-192. Department of Motor Vehicles Reform Amendment Act of 2016.

D.C. Law 21-192. Department of Motor Vehicles Reform Amendment Act of 2016.

AN ACT

To amend the Department of Motor Vehicles Reform Amendment Act of 2004 to conform certain terms with industry standards; to amend section 412 of Title 18 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations to conform certain terms with industry standards; and to amend the District of Columbia Traffic Act, 1925 to conform certain terms with industry standards, and to extend the period of time after which a learner's permit shall expire.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Department of Motor Vehicles Reform Amendment Act of 2016".

Sec. 2. Title I of the Department of Motor Vehicles Reform Amendment Act of 2004, effective April 8, 2005 (D.C. Law 15-307; D.C. Official Code § 50-1331.01 et seq.), is amended as follows:

(a) The title heading is amended by striking the word "NON-REPAIRABLE" and inserting the word "JUNK" in its place.

Amend § 50-1331.01

(b) Section 101 (D.C. Official Code § 50-1331.01) is amended as follows:

(1) New paragraphs (3A) and (3B) are added to read as follows:

"(3A) "Junk Vehicle" means a vehicle that:

"(A) The Department has determined is incapable of operation for use on the roads or highways and has no resale value except as a source of parts or scrap; or

"(B) The owner voluntarily designates as a Junk Vehicle pursuant to this title.

"(3B) "Junk Vehicle Certificate" means a certificate issued by the Department designating a vehicle as a Junk Vehicle.".

(2) Paragraphs (5) and (6) are repealed.

Amend § 50-1331.02

(c) Section 102 (D.C. Official Code § 50-1331.02) is amended as follows:

(1) The section heading is amended by striking the word "Non-Repairable" and inserting the word "Junk" in its place.

(2) Subsection (b) is amended by striking the word "Non-Repairable" both times it appears and inserting the word "Junk" in its place.

(3) Subsection (c) is amended by striking the word "Non-Repairable" both times it appears and inserting the word "Junk" in its place.

(4) Subsection (d) is amended as follows:

(A) Paragraph (1) is amended by striking the word "Non-Repairable" both times it appears and inserting the word "Junk" in its place.

(B) Paragraph (2) is amended as follows:

(i) The lead-in language is amended by striking the word "Non-Repairable" and inserting the word "Junk" in its place.

(ii) Subparagraph (A) is amended by striking the word "Non-Repairable" and inserting the word "Junk" in its place.

(5) Subsection (e) is amended by striking the word "Non-Repairable" and inserting the word "Junk" in its place.

(6) Subsection (f) is amended by striking the word "Non-Repairable" both times it appears and inserting the word "Junk" in its place.

Amend § 50-1331.04

(d) Section 104 (D.C. Official Code § 50-1331.04) is amended as follows:

(1) The section heading is amended by striking the word "Non-Repairable" and inserting the word "Junk" in its place.

(2) Subsection (a) is amended by striking the word "Non-repairable" both times it appears and inserting the word "Junk" in its place.

(3) Subsection (d) is amended by striking the phrase "salvage or non-repairable vehicle title" and inserting the phrase "Salvage Title or Junk Vehicle Certificate" in its place.

Amend § 50-1331.07

(e) Section 107 (D.C. Official Code § 50-1331.07) is amended as follows:

(1) The section heading is amended by striking the word "Non-Repairable" and inserting the word "Junk" in its place.

(2) Subsection (a) is amended by striking the word "Non-Repairable" and inserting the word "Junk" in its place.

(3) Subsection (b) is amended by striking the word "Non-Repairable" and inserting the word "Junk" in its place.

(4) Subsection (c) is amended by striking the word "Non-Repairable" both times it appears and inserting the word "Junk" in its place.

Amend § 50-1331.08

(f) Section 108(a) (D.C. Official Code § 50-1331.08(a)) is amended as follows:

(1) Paragraph (2)(B) is amended by striking the word "Non-Repairable" and inserting the word "Junk" in its place.

(2) Paragraph (4) is amended by striking the word "Non-Repairable" and inserting the word "Junk" in its place.

Sec. 3. Section 412.1(n) of Title 18 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (18 DCMR § 412.1(n)) is amended by striking the word "Non-Repairable" and inserting the word "Junk" in its place.

Sec. 4. The District of Columbia Traffic Act, 1925, approved March 3, 1925 (43 Stat. 1121; codified in scattered cites in the D.C. Official Code), is amended as follows:

Amend § 50-2201.03

(a) Section 6(j)(3)(Q) (D.C. Official Code § 50-2201.03(j)(3)(Q)) is amended by striking the word "non-repairable" and inserting the word "junk" in its place.

Amend § 50-1401.01

(b) Section 7(a)(2) (D.C. Official Code § 50-1401.01(a)(2)) is amended as follows:

(1) The lead-in language is amended by striking the phrase "or renewed learner's permit valid for 1-year" and inserting the phrase "learner's permit valid for 2 years" in its place.

(2) Subparagraph (B) is amended by striking the phrase "; and" and inserting a semicolon in its place.

(3) Subparagraph (C)(iv) is amended by striking the period and inserting the phrase "; and" in its place.

(4) A new subparagraph (D) is added to read as follows:

"(D) An individual whose learner's permit has expired pursuant to this paragraph may apply for a new learner's permit; provided, that the individual shall again comply with the requirements set forth in this paragraph.".

Sec. 5. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report 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. 6. Effective date.

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.