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A BILL IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
To amend the Business Regulatory Reform Act of 1998 to exempt churches from the requirement to obtain a business license.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Religious Organization Support Amendment Act of 2002".
Sec. 2. The Business Regulatory Reform Act of 1998, approved December 15, 1998 (D.C. Law 12-261; D.C. Official Code §47-2851.01 et seq.) is amended as follows:
(a) In the sentence that reads "The activities of any compact entered into by the District with any state or political subdivision of a state; or", delete the word "or".
(b) Delete the period at the end of the sentence that reads "Any employment for wages or salary." and insert the phrase "; or" in its place.(c) Add a new section (1)(B)(iv) to read as follows:
Sec. 3. 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. 4. This act shall take effect upon its approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and 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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