DC B23-0091 | 2019-2020 | 23rd Council


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-1)
Status: Introduced on January 22 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-12-10 - Public Hearing Held
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


As introduced it establishes, as a subordinate agency within the executive branch of the District government, the Department of Buildings. The Department is charged with promoting the health, safety, and quality of life of residents and visitors in the District of Columbia by reviewing proposed plans for technical sufficiency, issuing permits, inspecting the built environment, regulating land use and development, and enforcing the regulations and codes governing building construction, rental housing conditions, building maintenance, and building safety.

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Department Of Buildings Establishment Act Of 2019



2019-12-10CouncilPublic Hearing Held
2019-11-08CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2019-01-25CouncilNotice of Intent to Act on B23-0091 Published in the DC Register
2019-01-22CouncilReferred to Committee on Committee of the Whole
2019-01-22CouncilIntroduced in Committee of the Whole

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