D.C. Act 24-1. January 2021 Public Emergency Extension Authorization Emergency Amendment Act of 2021.


To amend, on an emergency basis, the District of Columbia Public Emergency Act of 1980 to authorize the Executive to extend the declaration of a public emergency.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "January 2021 Public Emergency Extension Authorization Emergency Amendment Act of 2021".

Sec. 2. Section 7 of the District of Columbia Public Emergency Act of 1980, effective March 5, 1981 (D.C. Law 3-149; D.C. Official Code § 7-2306), is amended by adding a new subsection (c-2) to read as follows:

"(c-2) Notwithstanding subsections (b) and (c) of this section, the Council authorizes the Mayor to extend the January 6, 2021, public emergency executive order (Mayor's Order 2021-003) issued in response to the violent and riotous protests that occurred on January 6, 2021, and the inaugural activities to occur on January 20, 2021, for an additional 15-day period, to conclude at 12:00 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021. After the additional 15-day extension authorized by this subsection, the Mayor may extend the emergency order for additional 15-day periods pursuant to subsection (b) or (c) of this section.

"(c-3) Notwithstanding section 101 of the Criminal Fine Proportionality Amendment Act of 2012, effective June 11, 2013 (D.C. Law 19-317; D.C. Official Code § 22-3571.01), any person who violates any provision of an emergency order extended by the Mayor under the authority of subsection (c-2) of this section, upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300 or by imprisonment for not more 10 days.".

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer 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. 4. Effective date.

The 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 24-1 (PDF)
  • 68 DCR 001525


Jan. 15, 2021

Legislative History (LIMS)