D.C. Law 22-159. All-Terrain Vehicle Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2018.


To amend, on a temporary basis, the District of Columbia Traffic Act, 1925 to clarify the definition of all-terrain vehicle or ATV.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "All-Terrain Vehicle Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2018".

Sec. 2. Section 2(2) of the District of Columbia Traffic Act, 1925, approved March 3, 1925 (43 Stat. 1119; D.C. Official Code § 50-2201.02(2)), is amended by striking the phrase "with not less than 3 low-pressure tires, but not more than 6 low-pressure tires, designed" and inserting the phrase "with 3 or more tires that is designed" in its place.

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer 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.

(a) 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), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.

(b) This act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.

Law Information


  • D.C. Law 22-159 (PDF)
  • D.C. Act 22-411 (PDF)
  • 65 DCR 7537


Sept. 1, 2018

Legislative History (LIMS)

Law 22-159, the “All-Terrain Vehicle Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2018,” was introduced in the Council and assigned Bill No. 22-828 which was retained by the Council. The bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 5, 2018, and June 26, 2018, respectively. After mayoral review, it was assigned Act No. 22-411 on July 16, 2018, and transmitted to Congress for its review. D.C. Law 22-159 became effective Sept. 1, 2018.