Example: L15-124, Distracted Driving Safety Act of 2004
L = Law
15 = D.C. Council Period
124 = Sequential number assigned to law
Distracted Driving Safety Act of 2004 = Title of law
Helpful tables found in this volume include:
In 1984, Congress amended the Home Rule Act requiring that disapproval of Council laws is to be done through a joint resolution of Congress which would be signed by the President.
The U.S. Congress enacts D.C.'s annual appropriations laws.
Because appropriations laws are not permanent law, they are not codified and do not appear in the D.C. Code.
Some D.C. Laws are based on uniform or model acts. Commentary and annotations to court decisions found in "Uniform Laws Annotated" may be useful in construing a uniform act adopted by D.C. which may have little legislative history or judicial treatment.