D.C. Act 24-105. Engineering Licensure Emergency Amendment Act of 2021.


To amend, on an emergency basis, D.C. Official Code § 47-2853.133 to re-establish an exemption for engaging in engineering work without a license for employees and consultants of the District government and independent agencies who are under the supervision of a professional engineer.

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

Sec. 2. D.C. Official Code § 47-2853.133 is amended as follows:

(a) The existing text is designated subsection (a).

(b) A new subsection (b) is added to read as follows:

"(b) Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to persons acting as a consultant, officer, or employee of the government or an independent agency of the District of Columbia under the supervision of a professional engineer. The supervising professional engineer shall verify that any engineering work done by such persons is in compliance with all applicable laws and rules of the District.".

Sec. 3. 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. 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), 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 oved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.12(a)).

Law Information


  • D.C. Act 24-105 (PDF)
  • 68 DCR 006461


June 17, 2021

Legislative History (LIMS)