D.C. Law 22-54. Southwest Waterfront Park Bus Prohibition Temporary Act of 2017.


To prohibit, on a temporary basis, buses from operating or parking on certain streets near Southwest Waterfront Park.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Southwest Waterfront Park Bus Prohibition Temporary Act of 2017".

Sec. 2. (a) No person shall operate or park a bus, as that term is defined in 24 DCMR § 3599.1, on:

(1) The streets within or adjacent to Lots 90, 880, 881, 882, 922, 923, or 924 in Square 473, including Water Street, S.W., and M Place, S.W., except the portions of Maine Avenue, S.W., and M Street, S.W., within or adjacent to Lots 90, 880, 881, 882, 922, 923, or 924 in Square 473; or

(2) The portion of Sixth Street, S.W., that is south of M Street, S.W.

(b)(1) Any entity listed in 18 DCMR § 3002.1 or 3003.1 may issue a notice of infraction for a violation of subsection (a) of this section.

(2) A person who violates subsection (a) of this section shall be fined $150.

(3) A notice of infraction issued pursuant to this section shall be adjudicated pursuant to the District of Columbia Traffic Adjudication Act of 1978, effective September 12, 1978 (D.C. Law 2-104; D.C. Official Code § 50-2301.01 et seq.).

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director 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 22-54 (PDF)
  • D.C. Act 22-203 (PDF)
  • 64 DCR 12557


Jan. 27, 2018

Legislative History

Law 22-54, the “Southwest Waterfront Park Bus Prohibition Temporary Act of 2017,” was introduced in the Council and assigned Bill No. 22-567 which was retained by the Council. The bill was adopted on first and second readings on Nov. 7, 2017, and Nov. 21, 2017, respectively. After mayoral review, it was assigned Act No. 22-203 on Dec. 7, 2017, and transmitted to Congress for its review. D.C. Law 22-54 became effective Jan. 27, 2018.