D.C. Law 22-46. Operator's Permit and Drug Offense Amendment Act of 2017.

D.C. Law 22-46. Operator's Permit and Drug Offense Amendment Act of 2017.

AN ACT

To amend the District of Columbia Traffic Act, 1925 by repealing a provision that requires the Mayor to revoke the operator's permit of a District resident, or the privilege to operate a motor vehicle in the District of a nonresident, convicted of the commission of a drug offense, and to authorize the Mayor to delay the issuance of an operator's permit to an individual not already in possession of a valid operator's permit when such individual is convicted of or adjudicated delinquent as a result of the operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of any substance the possession of which is prohibited under the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, the District of Columbia Controlled Substances Act of 1981, or the law of any state, territory, or possession of the United States.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Operator's Permit and Drug Offense Amendment Act of 2017".

Amend § 50-1403.02

Sec. 2. Section 13a of the District of Columbia Traffic Act, 1925, effective March 16, 1989 (D.C. Law 7-222; D.C. Official Code § 50-1403.02), is amended as follows:

(a) The section heading is amended by striking the phrase "Revocation and disqualification of" and inserting the phrase "Delayed issuance of" in its place.

(b) Subsection (a) is repealed.

(c) Subsection (a-1) is amended as follows:

(1) Paragraph (3) is amended by striking the phrase "; or" and inserting a semicolon in its place.

(2) Paragraph (4) is amended by striking the period and inserting the phrase "; or" in its place.

(3) A new paragraph (5) is added to read as follows:

"(5) The operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of any substance the possession of which is prohibited under the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, approved October 27, 1970 (84 Stat. 1236; 21 U.S.C. § 801 et seq.), the District of Columbia Controlled Substances Act of 1981, effective August 5, 1981 (D.C. Law 4-29; D.C. Official Code § 48-901.01 et seq.), or the law of any state, territory, or possession of the United States.".

(d) Subsection (b)(1) is repealed.

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)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.