D.C. Act 22-389. MLB All-Star Game Stadium Special Events Zone Emergency Act of 2018.


To require, on an emergency basis, the Mayor to establish a time-limited, geographically defined area surrounding Nationals Park within which vendors must hold a Stadium Special Events Permit to engage in vending.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "MLB All-Star Game Stadium Special Events Zone Emergency Act of 2018".

Sec. 2. Definitions.

For the purposes of this act, the term:

(1) "MLB All-Star Game" means the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game to be played on July 17, 2018, at Nationals Park.

(2) "Stadium Special Events Permit" means a time-limited vending site permit to engage in authorized vending activities in the Stadium Special Events Zone.

(3) "Stadium Special Events Zone" means the area of land consisting of approximately 19 acres, bounded by N Street, S.E., Potomac Avenue, S.E., South Capitol Street, S.E., and First Street, S.E., including the rights-of-way within the area, established pursuant to section 3(a).

Sec. 3. Stadium Special Events Zone.

(a) The Mayor shall establish a Stadium Special Events Zone, for a period of no more than 7 days, including the MLB All-Star Game, within which only a vendor who holds a Stadium Special Events Permit may engage in vending.

(b) Only a vendor who holds a license issued pursuant to 24 DCMR § 503.1 may apply for a Stadium Special Events Permit.

(c) The resale of tickets in public space shall be prohibited in the Stadium Special Events Zone, pursuant to 24 DCMR § 573.8.

Sec. 4. Rules.

The Mayor, pursuant to Title I of the District of Columbia Administrative Procedure Act, approved October 21, 1968 (82 Stat. 1204; D.C. Official Code § 2-501 et seq.), may issue rules to implement the provisions of this act.

Sec. 5. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 6. 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), 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 § 1-204.12(a)).

Law Information


  • D.C. Act 22-389 (PDF)
  • 65 DCR 7013


June 22, 2018

Legislative History (LIMS)