D.C. Law 24-128. Selective Service Federal Benefits Awareness Amendment Act of 2022.


To amend section 3(b) of the State Education Office Establishment Act of 2000 to require the Office of the State Superintendent of Education to create and implement a Selective Service awareness campaign.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Selective Service Federal Benefits Awareness Amendment Act of 2022".

Sec. 2. Section 3(b) of the State Education Office Establishment Act of 2000, effective October 21, 2000 (D.C. Law 13-176; D.C. Official Code § 38-2602(b)), is amended by adding a new paragraph (30A) to read as follows:

"(30A)(A) In consultation with the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles, create and implement a Selective Service awareness campaign ("campaign").

"(B) The campaign shall include the following information:

"(i) Who is required, under federal law, to register for Selective Service and the penalties for failing for register;

"(ii) When an individual required to register for Selective Service must do so;

"(iii) Clear step-by-step guidance on how to register; and

"(iv) An explanation of the programs and opportunities for which an individual will not be eligible if the individual does not register for the Selective Service.

"(C) As part of the campaign established in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, ensure that all individuals currently enrolled in a District of Columbia public or public charter school who are required to register for Selective Service in compliance with the requirements of section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, approved June 24, 1948 (62 Stat. 605; 50 U.S.C. App. § 453), are notified of the registration requirement within 30 days of the individual's 18th birthday.

"(D) By March 30th of each year, using information requested and obtained from the Selective Service, compile and transmit to the Council a report detailing:

"(i) The total number of District residents who registered in the previous calendar year;

"(ii) The barriers to Selective Service registration;

"(iii) The District's efforts to increase Selective Service registration during the preceding calendar year, and

"(iv) How the District plans to increase registration in the current year;".

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 of 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 24-128 (PDF)
  • 69 DCR 004400


June 30, 2022

Legislative History (LIMS)

Law 24-128, the “Selective Service Federal Benefits Awareness Amendment Act of 2022,” was introduced in the Council and assigned Bill No. 24-131 which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The bill was adopted on first and second readings on Mar. 1, 2022, and Apr. 5, 2022, respectively. After mayoral review, it was assigned Act No. 24-389 on May 3, 2022, and transmitted to Congress for its review. D.C. Law 24-128 became effective June 30, 2022.