§ 37–131.07. Fees and funding.
(a) The Mayor may establish fees, by rule, for the application for, and issuance of, each license, permit, and authorization required under this chapter or the rules issued pursuant to this chapter. The Mayor may establish the fees based on the class of license, vending location, or other relevant factors.
(a-1)(1) The Mayor shall not charge a non-government organization operating a farmer's market a fee related to temporary parking restrictions caused by the farmer's market's occupancy of public space, such as a fee described in 18 DCMR § 2407.20; provided, that the farmer's market participates in the Women, Infants and Children Farmers Market Nutrition Program ("FMNP") and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ("SNAP").
(2) The Mayor may charge a farmer's market operated by a District or federal government agency, regardless of participation in FMNP and SNAP, a fee related to temporary parking restrictions caused by the farmer's market's occupancy of public space, such as a fee described in 18 DCMR § 2407.20.
(3) For the purposes of this subsection, the term "farmer's market" means a food venue composed of vendors where at least 75% of the vendors are selling agricultural produce.
(b)(1) There is established as a nonlapsing fund the Vending Regulation Fund, which shall be used solely for the purposes set forth in paragraph (4) of this subsection.
(2) The following shall be deposited into the Fund:
(A) Fees paid for the application for, and issuance or renewal of, a basic business license endorsed for vending;
(B) Fees paid for the application for, and issuance or renewal of, a vending site permit or other licenses, permits, or authorizations issued by the Mayor under this chapter;
(C) Funds authorized by an act of Congress, reprogramming, or intra-District transfer to be deposited into the Fund;
(D) Any other funds designated by law or rule to be deposited into the Fund; and
(E) Interest on funds deposited in the Fund.
(3) All funds deposited into the Fund shall not revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time, but shall be continually available for the uses and purposes set forth in paragraph (4) of this subsection, subject to authorization by Congress.
(4) Funds in the Fund may be used to pay the costs of administering this chapter, including costs associated with the application for, and issuance and renewal of, a basic business license as set forth in paragraph (2)(A) of this subsection, and the administration and enforcement of any rules issued under this chapter.