D.C. Law 24-28. Engineering Licensure Temporary Amendment Act of 2021.


To amend, on a temporary basis, D.C. Official Code § 47-2853.133 to re-establish an exemption for engaging in engineering work without a license for employees and consultants of the District government and independent agencies who are under the supervision of a professional engineer.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Engineering Licensure Temporary Amendment Act of 2021".

Sec. 2. D.C. Official Code § 47-2853.133 is amended as follows:

(a) The existing text is designated as subsection (a).

(b) A new subsection (b) is added to read as follows:

"(b) Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to persons acting as a consultant, officer, or employee of the government or an independent agency of the District of Columbia under the supervision of a professional engineer. The supervising professional engineer shall verify that any engineering work done by such persons is in compliance with all applicable laws and rules of the District.".

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.

Law Information


  • D.C. Law 24-28 (PDF)
  • 68 DCR 007696


Sept. 22, 2021

Legislative History (LIMS)

Law 24-28, the “Engineering Licensure Temporary Amendment Act of 2021,” was introduced in the Council and assigned Bill No. 24-266 which was retained by the Council. The bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 1, 2021, and June 15, 2021, respectively. After mayoral review, it was assigned Act No. 24-141 on July 29, 2021, and transmitted to Congress for its review. D.C. Law 24-28 became effective Sept. 22, 2021.