May 29, 1996
Law 11-135, the “Public Charter Schools Act of 1996,” was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 11-318, which was referred to the Committee on Education and Libraries. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on February 6, 1996, and March 5, 1996, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on March 26, 1996, it was assigned Act No. 11-243 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D. C. Law 11-135 became effective on May 29, 1996.