D.C. Law 22-116. Preservation of Electronic Recordings of Meetings Temporary Amendment Act of 2018.

D.C. Law 22-116. Preservation of Electronic Recordings of Meetings Temporary Amendment Act of 2018.

AN ACT

To amend, on a temporary basis, the Not-for-Profit Hospital Corporation Establishment Amendment Act of 2011 to require the retention of electronic recordings of meetings of the Board of Directors of the Not-For-Profit Hospital Corporation for a minimum of 5 years, to require the board to take all efforts reasonably necessary to recover and retain electronic recordings of its meetings dating from April 1, 2013, and to require the Chairperson of the board to inform the Council and the Director of the District of Columbia Open Government Office in writing of compliance efforts by April 1, 2018.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Preservation of Electronic Recordings of Meetings Temporary Amendment Act of 2018".

Note § 44-951.05

Sec. 2. Section 5116 of the Not-for-Profit Hospital Corporation Establishment Amendment Act of 2011, effective September 14, 2011 (D.C. Law 19-21; D.C. Official Code § 44-951.05), is amended by adding new subsections (d-1) and (d-2) to read as follows:

"(d-1) Electronic recordings of meetings of the Board shall be retained for a minimum of 5 years.

"(d-2)(1) The Board shall immediately undertake all efforts reasonably necessary to recover and retain electronic recordings of all meetings of the Board dating from April 1, 2013.

"(2) If the Board's current provider of electronic recording services is incapable of retaining electronic meeting recordings for a minimum of 5 years, then the Board shall immediately utilize an alternate means of electronically recording its meetings and retaining such electronic recordings for a minimum of 5 years.

"(3) By April 1, 2018, the Chairperson of the Board shall provide a written update to the Council of the District of Columbia and the Director of the District of Columbia Open Government Office regarding its progress in complying with paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection.".

Sec. 3. 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. 4. 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.