D.C. Act 24-385. Rent Notice and Rent Increase Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2022.
To amend, on an emergency basis, the Rental Housing Act of 1985 to clarify that no lawful rent increase notice issued to a tenant or lawful rent increase implemented between January 1, 2022, and February 28, 2022, shall be deemed null and void.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Rent Notice and Rent Increase Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2022".
Sec. 2. Section 904 of the Rental Housing Act of 1985, effective July 17, 1985 (D.C. Law 6-10; D.C. Official Code § 42-3509.04) is amended by adding a new subsection (c) to read as follows:
"(c) No rent increase notice given to a tenant or rent increase implemented between January 1, 2022, and February 28, 2022, pursuant to
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(a)).