D.C. Law 23-240. Black Lives Matter Plaza Designation Act of 2020.


To symbolically designate 16th Street, N.W., between H Street, N.W., and K Street, N.W., as Black Lives Matter Plaza.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Black Lives Matter Plaza Designation Act of 2020".

Sec. 2. Pursuant to sections 401 and 403a of the Street and Alley Closing and Acquisition Procedures Act of 1982, effective March 10, 1983 (D.C. Law 4-201; D.C. Official Code §§ 9-204.01 and 9-204.03a) ("Act"), and notwithstanding section 423 of the Act (D.C. Official Code § 9-204.23), the Council symbolically designates 16th Street, N.W., between H Street, N.W., and K Street, N.W., as "Black Lives Matter Plaza".

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report 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.

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.

Law Information


  • D.C. Law 23-240 (PDF)
  • D.C. Act 23-491 (PDF)
  • 67 DCR 13911


Mar. 16, 2021

Legislative History (LIMS)

Law 23-240, the “Black Lives Matter Plaza Designation Act of 2020,” was introduced in the Council and assigned Bill No. 23-787 which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The bill was adopted on first and second readings on Oct. 6, 2020, and Oct. 20, 2020, respectively. After mayoral review, it was assigned Act No. 23-491 on Nov. 16, 2020, and transmitted to Congress for its review. D.C. Law 23-240 became effective Mar. 16, 2021.