D.C. Act 24-563. 2022 World Cup Emergency Amendment Act of 2022.
To amend, on an emergency basis, section 25-723 of the District of Columbia Official Code to amend the hours of operation, sale, service, and consumption of alcoholic beverages for on-premises retailers, manufacturers holding an on-site sales and consumption permit, and temporary license holders during the 2022 World Cup.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "2022 World Cup Emergency Amendment Act of 2022".
Sec. 2. Section 25-723 of the District of Columbia Official Code is amended by adding a new subsection (g) to read as follows:
"(g)(1) Except as provided in § 25-724, a licensee under an on-premises retailer's license, manufacturer's license holding an on-site sales and consumption permit, or a temporary license may, during the World Cup Tournament, beginning on November 20, 2022, through December 18, 2022, operate 24 hours a day and sell, serve, and allow for the consumption of alcoholic beverages between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. beginning on the first day of the World Cup Tournament through the last day of the World Cup Tournament if the licensee:
"(A) Registers with the Board;
"(B) Pays a registration fee of $100; and
"(C) Provides written notice no later than 3 calendar days before the first day of the World Cup Tournament to the Board and the Metropolitan Police Department of its extended hours of operation, sales, service, and consumption.
"(2) The fees collected pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited in the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Fund established by § 25-210.
"(3) For the purposes of this subsection, the term "World Cup Tournament" means the international soccer tournament that takes place every 4 years and is organized by the Federation Internationale de Football Association.
"(4) This subsection shall expire on December 18, 2022.".
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)).