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AN ACT IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
To amend, on an emergency basis, the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small. and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Act of 1998 to broaden the pool of prospective bidders on the construction of the Washington Convention Center by permitting the District of Columbia Local Business Opportunity Commission to certify small. local or disadvantaged business enterprises that are not District-based, but that are located in the Washington Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area and agree by contract to meet particular criteria.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Emergency Amendment Act of 1999''.
Sec. 2. Section 6 of the Equal Opportunity for Local. Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Act of 1998, effective April 27, 1999 (D.C. Law 12-268; to be codified at D.C. Code §1-1153.5). is amended by adding a new paragraph ( I 3A) to read as follows:
Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.
The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Act of 1998 (Bill 12-616) as the fiscal impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act. approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Code Section 1-233(c)(3)). There is no budget expenditure cost to implement this amendment act. There is potential positive revenue impact because of contractual agreements of vendors to generate economic growth and hire District residents.
Sec. 4. Sunset provision.
This act shall expire 2 years from the effective date of the Equal Opportunity for Local, Small. or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Emergency Amendment Act of 1999, passed by the Council on May 4, 1999 (Enrolled Version of Bill 13-225). If the Commission believes there is a reason for extension of the law, the Commission shall vote on this decision and forward a request to the Council to reconsider extending the law.
Sec. 5. 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) and approval by the Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority as provided in section 203(a) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, approved April 17, 1995 (109 Stat. 116; D.C. Code §47-392.3(a)), and shall remain in effect for no longer than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 788; D.C. Code §1-229(a)).
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