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AN ACT IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
To amend, on an emergency basis, the District of Columbia Procurement
Practices Act of 1985 to provide that the Inspector General shall not
serve in a hold-over capacity upon the expiration of his or her term, to
provide a procedure for the filling of vacancies, to provide that the
appointee for an unexpired term shall serve only for the remainder of the
term, to clarify who may fill a vacancy on a temporary basis, and to
provide minimum qualifications for the position of Inspector General.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA, That this act maybe cited as the "Inspector General
Qualifications Emergency Amendment Act of 2003".
Sec. 2. Section 208(a)(1) of the District of Columbia
Procurement Practices Act of 1985, effective February 21, 1986 (D.C. Law
6-85; D.C. Official Code § 2-302.08(a)(1)), is amended as follows:
(a) Subparagraph (A) is amended by adding a new third sentence to read as
"The Inspector General shall not serve in a hold-over capacity
upon the expiration of his or her term.".
(b) A new subparagraph (A-i) is added to read as follows:
(c) Subparagraph (D) is amended to read as follows:
"(A-i)(i) If a vacancy in the position of
Inspector General occurs as a consequence of resignation, disability,
death, or a reason other than the expiration of the term of the
Inspector General, the Mayor shall appoint a replacement to fill the
unexpired term in the same manner provided in subparagraph (C) of this
paragraph; provided, that the Mayor shall submit the nomination to the
Council within 30 days after the occurrence of the vacancy. A person
appointed to fill the unexpired term shall serve only for the remainder
of the term.
"(ii) If a vacancy occurs, no person shall serve
on an acting basis as the Inspector General unless the person meet the
requirements of subparagraph (D-i) of this paragraph.".
(d) A new subparagraph (D-i) is added to read as follows:
"(D) The Inspector General shall be appointed:
"(i) Without regard to party affiliation;
"(ii) On the basis of integrity;
"(iii) With a minimum of 7 years of supervisory and management
"(iv) With a minimum of 7 years demonstrated
experience and ability, in the aggregate, in law, accounting,
auditing, financial management analysis, public administration, or
Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.
"(D-i)(i) The Inspector General shall be
"(I) A graduate of an accredited law school
and a member in good standing of the bar of the District of Columbia
for at least 7 years immediately preceding his or her appointment, and
shall have 7 years experience in the practice of law;
"(II) Licensed as a certified public
accountant in the District of Columbia under Chapter I-B of Title 47
of the District of Columbia Official Code for at least 7 years
immediately preceding his or her appointment and shall have 7 years
experience, in the aggregate, in the practice of accounting, tax
consulting, or financial consulting; or
"(III) The holder of a certified public
accountant certificate from the District of Columbia Board of
Accountancy and a member of the Greater Washington Society of
Certified Public Accountants, and shall have 7 years experience in the
practice of public accounting.
"(ii) Sub-subparagraph (i) of this subparagraph
shall apply as of June 1, 2003 and, notwithstanding any other provision
of this section or other law, a person who holds the position of
Inspector General and who does not meet the requirements of
sub-subparagraph (i) of this subparagraph on June 1, 2003 shall not
continue to hold the position and the position shall be vacant.".
The Council adopts the attached fiscal impact statement
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. 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 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. Official Code §
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