Code of the District of Columbia

§ 50–921.25. ATE system revenue designation.

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(a) There is established as a special fund, the Vision Zero Enhancement Omnibus Amendment Act Implementation Fund ("Fund"), which shall be administered by the Director of the District Department of Transportation ("Director") in accordance with subsections (c) and (d) of this section.

(b) There shall be deposited in the Fund revenue from fines generated from the automated traffic enforcement system, authorized by § 50-2209.01, in excess of the following thresholds:

(1) For Fiscal Year 2024, $116,989,000;

(2) For Fiscal Year 2025, $299,467,000;

(3) For Fiscal Year 2026, $287,541,000; and

(4) For Fiscal Year 2027 and each fiscal year thereafter, $277,341,000.

(c)(1) Money in the Fund shall be used according to the following order of priority:

(A) To implement sections 3, 4, 5, 7, 8(a), (b), (c), and (e), and 12 of the Vision Zero Enhancement Omnibus Amendment Act of 2020, effective December 23, 2020, (D.C. Law 23-158; 67 DCR 13057), including to pay recurring costs;

(B) To implement the Safer Streets Amendment Act of 2022, enacted on November 1, 2022 (Enrolled version of Bill 24-673), including to pay recurring costs;

(C) To implement §§ 38-3102 through 38-31112 [Not Funded], including to pay recurring costs; and

(D) To enhance the safety and quality of pedestrian and bicycle transportation, including education, engineering, and enforcement efforts designed to calm traffic and provide safe routes.

(2) The Director is authorized to enter into intra-District transfers from the Fund and other agreements as necessary to implement provisions of the Automated Traffic Enforcement System Revenue Designation Amendment Act of 2022, passed on 2nd reading on December 20, 2022 (Enrolled version Bill 24-1029).

(d)(1) The money deposited into the Fund shall not revert to the unassigned fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time.

(2) Subject to authorization in an approved budget and financial plan, any funds appropriated in the Fund shall be continually available without regard to fiscal year limitation.