D.C. Law 23-12. Florida Avenue Multimodal Project Completion Temporary Amendment Act of 2019.


To amend, on a temporary basis, section 47-362 of the District of Columbia Official Code to require Council approval of capital reprogammings made by the District Department of Transportation if certain conditions are not met.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Florida Avenue Multimodal Project Completion Temporary Amendment Act of 2019".

Sec. 2. Section 47-362 of the District of Columbia Offical Code is amended by adding a new subsection (h) to read as follows:

"(h)(1) Notwithstanding § 47-363, after September 30, 2019, the District Department of Transportation ("DDOT") shall not, unless the Council has approved the action by resolution, make a capital reprogramming until the following conditions on Florida Avenue, N.E., between 2nd Street, N.E., and H Street, N.E., have been met:

"(A) The number of vehicle travel lanes are reduced from 6 to a maximum of 4 through lanes;

"(B) Design elements are installed to ensure that all right-of-way width affected by the reduction in travel lanes described in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph are available for use exclusively by modes of transportation other than motor vehicles, as that term is defined in section 8 of An Act To provide for the annual inspection of all motor vehicles in the District of Columbia, effective March 15, 1985 (D.C. Law 5-176; D.C. Official Code § 50-1108); and

"(C) High-visibility crosswalk markings are installed at all locations that meet the standards for high-visibility crosswalk markings in DDOT's 2019 Design and Engineering Manual.

"(2) On June 4, 2019, and the first Tuesday of each month thereafter, DDOT shall submit to the Council committee with oversight over DDOT and the Councilmembers representing Wards 5 and 6, a letter that:

"(A) Describes the status of the procurements for design and for construction of the Florida Avenue Multimodal Transportation Project ("Project");

"(B) Estimates the percent of final design the Project has reached and the projected date that the Project will reach 100% design;

"(C) Describes any outreach made during the previous month, or planned for the following month, to District residents about the design of the Project; and

"(D) Includes the most current publicly available design of the Project.

"(3) This subsection shall expire on the date that the Office of Contracting and Procurement publishes on its website a request for proposals for the construction phase of the Project.".

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 23-12 (PDF)
  • 66 DCR 8067


Aug. 24, 2019

Legislative History (LIMS)

Law 23-12, the “Florida Avenue Multimodal Project Completion Temporary Amendment Act of 2019,” was introduced in the Council and assigned Bill No. 23-268 which was retained by the Council. The bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 7, 2019, and June 4, 2019, respectively. After mayoral review, it was assigned Act No. 23-73 on July 10, 2019, and transmitted to Congress for its review. D.C. Law 23-12 became effective Aug. 24, 2019.