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Councilmember Sharon Ambrose
To establish a population cap of 1674 at the DC Central Detention Facility (DC Jail).
Councilmembers Kathy Patterson and Sharon Ambrose introduced the following bill, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "District of Columbia Jail Inmate Cap Amendment Act of 2002".
Sec. 2(a) The Department of Corrections shall not exceed 1,674 persons in the District of Columbia Central Detention Facility (DC Jail).
(b) If the Department of Corrections exceeds the jail cap of 1674 for a period longer than 30 days, then the agency head, the agency deputy directors, and the warden of the Jail may be subject to adverse personnel action, including removal.
Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report 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. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(3)).
Sec. 4. Effective date.
This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of a veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 60-day period of Congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(2) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(2)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.
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