D.C. Law 22-43. Washington Metrorail Safety Commission Board of Directors Appointment Temporary Amendment Act of 2017.

D.C. Law 22-43. Washington Metrorail Safety Commission Board of Directors Appointment Temporary Amendment Act of 2017.

AN ACT

To authorize, on a temporary basis, the Mayor and the Council to make appointments to the Board of Directors of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission; and to make a conforming amendment to the Confirmation Act of 1978.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Washington Metrorail Safety Commission Board of Directors Appointment Temporary Amendment Act of 2017".

Note § 9-1109.11

Sec. 2. Authority to appoint Members of the Board of Directors of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.

Pursuant to Article III.B of section 2 of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission Establishment Act of 2016, effective April 7, 2017 (D.C. Law 21-250; D.C. Official Code § 9-1109.11), the District of Columbia shall appoint Members of the Board of Directors of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission as follows:

(1)(A) The Mayor shall appoint or reappoint (including to fill an unexpired term) one Member and one Alternate Member, each of whom shall be subject to confirmation by the Council pursuant to section 2(e) of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Official Code § 1-523.01(e)).

(B) The Member initially appointed by the Mayor shall serve a 2-year term. The Alternate Member initially appointed by the Mayor shall serve a 3-year term.

(2)(A) The Council shall appoint or reappoint (including to fill an unexpired term) one Member.

(B) The Member initially appointed by the Council shall serve a 4-year term.

(3) The term of each initial appointment shall not commence until the date by which each of the Mayor's 2 appointees has been confirmed by the Council and the Council's appointment has become effective by publication in the District of Columbia Register.

Note § 1-523.01

Sec. 3. Section 2(e) of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Official Code § 1-523.01(e)), is amended as follows:

(a) Paragraph (31) is amended by striking the phrase "; and" and inserting a semicolon in its place.

(b) Paragraph (32) is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting the phrase "; and" in its place.

(c) A new paragraph (33) is added to read as follows:

"(33) The Board of Directors of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission established by Article III.B of section 2 of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission Establishment Act of 2016, effective April 7, 2017 (D.C. Law 21-250; D.C. Official Code § 9-1109.11).".

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.