To amend the Department of Motor Vehicles Establishment Act of 1998 to allow the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles to extend deadlines for matters under the jurisdiction of the department.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Department of Motor Vehicles Extension of Deadlines Amendment Act of 2016".
Amend § 50-901
Sec. 2. Section 1822 of the Department of Motor Vehicles Establishment Act of 1998, effective March 26, 1999 (D.C. Law 12-175; D.C. Official Code § 50-901), is amended by adding a new subsection (c) to read as follows:
"(c) Notwithstanding any other law, the Director of the DMV may extend the time period for a person, without penalty, to adjudicate or pay a notice of infraction, renew the registration of a vehicle, pass a vehicle inspection, and renew a noncommercial or commercial driver license, provisional permit, or commercial learner permit to account for the closure of the District government or the DMV due to an emergency, an administrative closure, or any other similar closure.".
Sec. 3. 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. 4. 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)(l)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.