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A BILL IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIACouncilmember Vincent B. Orange, Sr. introduced the following bill which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.
To amend the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978 to require that all government attorneys, who have D.C. bar membership as a prerequisite to their employment, submit a certificate of good standing from the District of Columbia Court of Appeals by May 15th of each year.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Government Attorney Certificate of Good Standing Filing Requirement Amendment Act of 2002".
Sec. 2. Title VIII-B of the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-139; D.C. Official Code §1-608.51 et seq.), is amended as follows:
(a) The title heading is amended to read as follows:
(b) The existing text is designated as subtitle A.
(c) A new subtitle B is added to read as follows:
"Subtitle B - Certificate of Good Standing Filing Requirement.
"(d) Any attorney may request a waiver of the filing requirement for good cause by filing a request, no later than April 15th, with the Council.
"(e) A waiver may be granted from the May 15th deadline for reasons as follows:
Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.
The Council finds that this legislation will have no fiscal impact since the costs of the Certificates of Good Standing will be borne by individual attorneys and the costs of compiling the certificates and filing a list in the District of Columbia Register will be minimal.
Sec. 4. 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), 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.
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