Code of the District of Columbia

§ 47–861. Violations.

Except as specifically provided in this chapter, or in other provisions of law applicable to the District of Columbia, the Council may by regulation establish penalties for violations of any provisions of this chapter, including any regulation issued pursuant to this chapter. Such penalties may not exceed imprisonment for longer than 1 year, or a fine of not more than the amount set forth in [§ 22-3571.01], or both, for each offense.


(Sept. 3, 1974, 88 Stat. 1065, Pub. L. 93-407, title IV, § 477; Jan. 3, 1975, 88 Stat. 2177, Pub. L. 93-635, § 8(d); enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; June 11, 2013, D.C. Law 19-317, § 286(g), 60 DCR 2064.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-861.

1973 Ed., § 47-661.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-317 substituted “of not more than the amount set forth in [§ 22-3571.01]” for “not to exceed $10,000”.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 286(g) of the Criminal Fine Proportionality Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-45, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5400, 20 DCSTAT 1300).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 19-317: Section 401 of D.C. Law 19-317 provided that the act shall apply only to offenses committed on or after June 11, 2013.