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A BILL IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Councilmember Jim Graham introduced the following bill, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
To prohibit the location of any community based residential facility which serves as an adult rehabilitation home, youth rehabilitation home or halfway house, within 500 feet of a school.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "No Halfway Houses Near Schools Act of 2001 ".
Sec. 2. For the purposes of this act, the term:
(1) "Adult rehabilitation home" means a facility providing residential care for one or more individuals 16 years of age or older who are charged by the United States Attorney with a felony offense, or any individual 21 years of age or older, under pre-trial detention or sentenced court orders.
(2) "Youth rehabilitation home" means a facility providing residential care for one or more individuals less than 21 years of age who have been detained or committed by a court pursuant to their involvement in the commission of an act designated as an offense under the law of the District of Columbia, or of a state if the act occurred in a state, or under federal law.
Sec. 3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no community based residential facility which serves as an adult rehabilitation home, youth rehabilitation home, or halfway house shall locate within 500 feet of any school.
Sec. 4. 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. Code § 1-233(c)(3)).
Sec. 5. 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), 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)), 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. Code §1-233(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.
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