Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–1402.23. Acts of discrimination by real estate broker, real estate salesperson, or property manager.

(a) It shall be a violation of this section for any real estate broker, real estate salesperson, or property manager to commit any act of discrimination prohibited by this unit.

(b) A finding by a court or the Commission that a holder of, or applicant for, any permit, license, franchise, benefit, exemption, or advantage issued by or on behalf of a District government agency, board, or commission has violated this section shall, in any proceeding conducted by that agency, board, or commission that considers whether the holder or applicant is acting in the public interest, constitutes prima facie evidence that the holder or applicant has endangered the public interest.

(c) Any real estate broker or real estate salesperson who commits any act of discrimination prohibited under the provisions of this chapter, if such act or the property involved is within the District of Columbia, or if such act occurs outside of the District of Columbia, in a place where such act is prohibited by state or local law, ordinance or regulation, without regard to location of the property, shall be considered by the Real Estate Commission, for the purposes of Chapter 17 of Title 42, as having endangered the public interest; and shall be subject to the procedures set forth in § 2-1403.17.