D.C. Law 22-304. New Communities Bond Authorization Temporary Amendment Act of 2018.


To amend, on a temporary basis, the Housing Production Trust Fund Act of 2005 to allow the Mayor to issue certain bonds as a separate series of bonds for capital projects to alleviate market problems related to issuing a single independent series of taxable bonds.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "New Communities Bond Authorization Temporary Amendment Act of 2018".

Sec. 2. Section 203(e)(2) of the Housing Production Trust Fund Act of 1988, effective October 20, 2005 (D.C. Law 16-33; D.C. Official Code § 42-2812.03(e)(2)), is amended as follows.

(a) Strike the phrase "separate and independent" and insert the phrase "a separate series of" in its place.

(b) Strike the phrase "not as a part of an income tax" and insert the phrase "not combined into a single series with income tax" 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 22-304 (PDF)
  • 66 DCR 2044


Apr. 11, 2019

Legislative History (LIMS)

Law 22-304, the “New Communities Bond Authorization Temporary Amendment Act of 2018,” was introduced in the Council and assigned Bill No. 22-1040 which was retained by the Council. The bill was adopted on first and second readings on Nov. 27, 2018, and Dec. 18, 2018, respectively. After mayoral review, it was assigned Act No. 22-641 on Feb. 6, 2019, and transmitted to Congress for its review. D.C. Law 22-304 became effective Apr. 11, 2019.