D.C. Law 23-105. Substantive Technical Temporary Amendment Act of 2020.


To amend, on a temporary basis, the Minimum Wage Act Revision Act of 1992 to provide that a third-party payroll provider shall certify that a tipped employee was paid the required minimum wage based only on the information it receives from an employer; and to amend the Commission on the Arts and Humanities Act to clarify the term requirements for the Executive Director.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Substantive Technical Temporary Amendment Act of 2020".

Sec. 2. Section 10a(a)(1)(A) of the Minimum Wage Act Revision Act of 1992, effective March 11, 2014 (D.C. Law 20-91; D.C. Official Code § 32-1009.01(a)(1)(A)), is amended by striking the phrase "including gratuities." and inserting the phrase "including gratuities based upon the information given to it by the employer." in its place.

Sec. 3. Section 6(a)(1) of the Commission on the Arts and Humanities Act, effective October 21, 1975 (D.C. Law 1-22; D.C. Official Code § 39-205(a)(1)), is amended to read as follows:

"(a)(1) The Commission shall nominate, and after the advice and consent of the Council, shall appoint an Executive Director for the Commission for a renewable 4-year term. The Executive Director may be removed by the Commission for just and reasonable cause.".

Sec. 4. 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. 5. 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 23-105 (PDF)
  • 67 DCR 3943


June 17, 2020

Legislative History (LIMS)

Law 23-105, the “Substantive Technical Temporary Amendment Act of 2020,” was introduced in the Council and assigned Bill No. 23-674 which was retained by the Council. The bill was adopted on first and second readings on Mar. 3, 2020, and Mar. 17, 2020, respectively. After mayoral review, it was assigned Act No. 23-275 on Mar. 31, 2020, and transmitted to Congress for its review. D.C. Law 23-105 became effective June 17, 2020.