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District of Columbia (D.C.) Law

A guide to researching D.C. Law

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Council of the District of Columbia Periods

"Council Period" refers to a legislative session of the Council of the District of Columbia.  A "Council Period" lasts 2 years, similar in structure to the U.S. Congress (a new Congress begins every 2 years). 

Following the beginning of Home Rule and the election of Council members in November 1974, the first "Council Period" began in January 1975.

 

25th Council Period 2023 - 2024
24th Council Period 2021 - 2022
23rd Council Period 2019 - 2020
22nd Council Period 2017 - 2018
21st Council Period 2015 - 2016
20th Council Period 2013 - 2014
19th Council Period 2011 - 2012
18th Council Period 2009 - 2010
17th Council Period 2007 -2008
16th Council Period 2005 - 2006
15th Council Period 2003 - 2004
14th Council Period 2001 - 2002
13th Council Period 1999 - 2000
12th Council Period 1997 - 1998
11th Council Period 1995 - 1996
10th Council Period 1993 - 1994
9th Council Period 1991 - 1992
8th Council Period 1989 - 1990
7th Council Period 1987 - 1988
6th Council Period 1985 - 1986
5th Council Period 1983 - 1984
4th Council Period 1981 - 1982
3rd Council Period 1979 - 1980
2nd Council Period 1977 - 1978
1st Council Period 1975 - 1976

 

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