D.C. Act 24-213. Ward Redistricting Deadline Extension Emergency Amendment Act of 2021.


To amend, on an emergency basis, the Boundaries Act of 1975 to extend the deadline by which the Council must adjust the boundaries of election wards based on the 2020 Census.

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

Sec. 2. Section 2(b) of the Boundaries Act of 1975, effective December 16, 1975 (D.C. Law 1-38; D.C. Official Code § 1-1011.01(b)), is amended by striking the phrase "July 14th" and inserting the phrase "December 31st" in its place.

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 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.12).

Law Information


  • D.C. Act 24-213 (PDF)
  • 68 DCR 012367


Nov. 18, 2021

Legislative History (LIMS)