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SAINT ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL

SEC. 1507. (a) The cost of the care and support (after June 30, 1951) of any resident of the District (other than a resident who is a Federal prisoner) received by or committed to Saint Elizabeths Hospital shall be borne (in the manner provided by subsection (d)) by the District.

(b) The cost of the care and support (after June 30, 1951) of any District prisoner received by or committed to Saint Elizabeths Hospital from any Federal penitentiary or from any other place of confinement shall be borne in the manner provided by subsection (d) by the District.

(c) The cost of the care and support of any person received by or committed to Saint Elizabeths Hospital not required to be borne by the District under subsection (a) or (b) shall be borne by the United States.

(d) The costs required by subsections (a) and (b) to be borne by the District shall be reimbursed by the District as billed therefor by the Federal Security Administrator. All sums so reimbursed shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the appropriation made for the care and support of patients at Saint Elizabeths Hospital for the year in which the care and support is provided and shall be subject to requisition upon the approval of the Federal Security Administrator. (e) For the purposes of this section

(1) the term “resident of the District” means a person who has maintained his principal place of abode in the District for more than one year immediately prior to the date upon which he was received by or committed to Saint Elizabeths Hospital;

(2) the term "District prisoner" means a person charged with or convicted of an offense under any law of the Uhited States applicable exclusively to the District or under any legislative proposal or ordinance which has taken effect as law of the District; and (3)

the term “Federal prisoner" means a prisoner who is not a District prisoner.

REGISTER OF WILLS AND CLERK OF PROBATE COURT

SEC. 1508. (a) The register of wills and clerk of the probate court shall be appointed (and may at any time be removed) by the chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The incumbent holding the office of register of wills and clerk of the probate court on the date this section becomes effective shall remain in office until the chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia appoints a successor.

(b) Fees and emoluments hereafter received by the office of the register of wills and clerk of the probate court shall be paid at least weekly to the Director of the Department of Finance for deposit in the general fund of the District.

NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION

SEC. 1509. (a) The ex officio members of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission shall consist of the Chief of Engineers, United States Army; the Director of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior; the Architect of the Capitol; the Federal Works Administrator; the Director of the Department of Public Works; the Director of the Department of Recreation; a member of the District Council appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the District Council; and the chairman of the joint committee (or the executive officer of the joint committee when designated by the chairman thereof).

(b) There shall be two appointed members of the Commission in addition to the four appointed members beretofore provided for. Such additional members shall be appointed by the President, one upon the recommendation of the Governor of Maryland and one upon the recommendation of the Governor of Virginia. The members first appointed pursuant to this subsection shall continue in office for terms ending as designated by the President, one at the close of April 30, 1951, and one at the close of April 30, 1952. Their successors shall be appointed for terms of six years; except that a person aprointed to fill a vacancy shall be appointed only for the unexpired term of the member whom he shall succeed.

(c) The function of preparing, developing, and maintaining a comprehensive, consistent, and coordinated plan for the National Capital and its environs shall be exercised by the Commission on behalf of the District government as well as the Federal Government, and no officer or agency of the District may exercise any function in conflict with such function of the Commission. The term “compre

hensive plan”, as used in section 2 of the Act of June 20, 1938, providing for the zoning of the District (D). C. Code, 1940 edition, sec. 5-414), shall mean the plan prepared, developed, and maintained by the Commission.

CERTAIN FUNCTIONS NOW ADMINISTERED BY FEDERAL AGENCIES

SEC. 1510. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Congress that functions granted in the exercise of the power of Congress as legislature for the District which are of a character ordinarily administered, in other jurisdictions, by State, Territorial, or local agencies or officers, should be vested in officers or agencies of the District. In furtherance of this policy the District Council, from time to time and as soon as practicable, shall submit to the joint committee legislative proposals providing for transfer to appropriate officers or agencies of the District of functions of the character above referred to which are being administered by Federal officers or agencies.

NATIONAL CAPITAL HOUSING AUTHORITY

Sec. 1511. (a) The National Capital Housing Authority created pursuant to the District of Columbia Alley Dwelling Act is hereby continued as an agency of the Federal Government.

(b) The National Capital Housing Authority shall be composed of the following members: (1) A representative of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission designated by the Commission, (2) a representative of the Federal Works Agency designated by the Federal Works Administrator, (3) a representative of the District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency designated by the Agency, (4) a representative of the Board of Education designated by the Board, and (5) a representative designated by the District Manager. Each member shall serve at the pleasure of the officer or agency designating him. The members shall select a chairman from among their number.

(c) In addition to the duties heretofore imposed upon it, the National Capital Housing Authority shall have the following duties: (1) To submit periodically to the District Council reports of its activities in the District, (2) to furnish to the District Council such information as the District Council may from time to time request. (3) to give formal consideration to such recommendations as the District Council may submit to it, and (4) before submitting any recommendation or report concerning proposed or pending legislation to the Congress or any committee or member thereof, to submit a copy of such report or recommendation to the District Council in order that the District Council may express to the joint committee its approval thereof.

(d) There shall be no restrictive covenant, agreement, understanding, or arrangement on any land possessed or seized by the National Capital Housing Authority which shall purport to deprive persons of the right of use, occupancy, or full and unlimited enjoyment of the real property by reason of their race, creed, color, national origin, or ancestry. The deed to any land, project, or realty which may be transferred to any person shall contain a covenant against such restrictive covenants, agreements, understandings, or arrangements.

(e) There shall be no diserimination against, or segregation of, any person on account of his race, creed, color, national origin, or ancestry in the full and equal right of access to and occupancy of any building, edifice, development, or project under the jurisdiction, control, or supervision of the National Capital Housing Authority.

(f) Persons displaced from their homes by reason of the activities or operations of the National Capital Housing Authority shall be given preference in allocation to other projects.

COMPENSATION FROM MORE THAN ONE SOURCE

Sec. 1512. (a) Except as provided in sections 402, 1104, and 1301 (f), no person shall be ineligible to serve or to receive compensation as a member of the District Council, the Board of Education, or the Board of Elections because he occupies another office or position or because he receives compensation (including retirement compensation) from another source.

(b) The right to another office or position or to compensation from another source otherwise secured to such a person under the laws of the United States shall not be abridged by the fact of his service or receipt of compensation as a member of the District Council or either such Board, if such service does not interfere with the discharge of his duties in such other office or position.

SUPPORT OF UNITED STATES COURTS

SEC. 1513. (a) The District shall reimburse the United States for services to the District by the Judiciary and the Department of Justice during each fiscal year in an amount equal to the sum of the following: (1) 60 per centum of the expenditures during such fiscal year for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and for the offices of the United States attorney and the United States marshal for the District of Columbia, and (2) 30 per centum of the expenditures during such fiscal year for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

(b) After June 30 and on or before December 31 of each year, the Director of the Bureau of the Budget shall

(1) estimate the amount of the payment to be made by the District pursuant to subsection (a) for the next fiscal year.

(2) reduce or increase, as the case may be, the amount ascertained under paragraph (1) by any amount by which he finds that the estimates under such paragraph for preceding fiscal years were too large or too small, except to the extent that such correction has already been made in connection with payments under this section for another fiscal year, and

(3) certify to the District Manager the amount so determined. The amount so certified shall (on or before July 31 of the fiscal year for which the payment is made) be paid by the Director of the Department of Finance to the Secretary of the Treasury for deposit in the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.

(c) Effective July 1, 1951, title III of the District of Columbia Revenue Act of 1939 (D. C. Code, 1940 edition, sec. 11-330), is hereby amended by striking out "credited” and inserting in lieu thereof "paid”.

PAYMENT TO RETIREMENT FUND

Sec. 1514. After June 30 and on or before December 31 of each year, the Civil Service Commission shall certify to the District Manager the amount necessary to finance for the next fiscal year the liabiiity of the District government with respect to retirement of its officers and employees. Such amount shall (on or before July 31 of the fiscal year from which the payment is made) be paid by the Director of the Department of Finance to the Secretary of the Treasury for deposit in the Treasury to the credit of the “Civil service retirement and disability fund”.

TITLE XVI-SUCCESSION IN GOVERNMENT

TRANSFER OF PERSONNEL, PROPERTY, AND FUNDS Sec. 1601. (a) In each case of the transfer, by any provision of this Act, of functions to any agency or officer, there are hereby transferred (as of the time of such transfer of functions) to such agency or to the agency of which such officer is the head, for use in the administration of the functions of such agency or officer, the personnel (except the members of boards or commissions abolished by this Act), property, records, and unexpended balances of appropriations and other funds, which relate primarily to the functions so transferred.

(b) If any question arises in connection with the carrying out of subsection (a), such question shall be decided

(1) in the case of functions transferred from a Federal officer or agency, by the Director of the Bureau of the Budget;

(2) in the case of other functions (A) by the District Council, or in such manner as the District Council

shall provide by ordinance, if such functions are transferred to the District Council, to the Board of Education, or to any agency created by title XII, and (B) by the District Manager if such func

tions are transferred to any other officer or agency. (c) Any of the personnel transferred to any agency by this section which the head of such agency shall find to be in excess of the personnel necessary for the administration of his or its functions shall, in accordance with law, be retransferred to other positions in the District or Federal Government or be separated from the service.

(d) No officer or employee shall, by reason of his transfer hy this Act, be deprived of a civil-service status held by him prior to such transfer.

EXISTING STATUTES, REGULATIONS, AND SO FORTH Sec. 1602. (a) Any statute, regulation, or other action in respect of (and any regulation or other action issued, made, taken, or granted by) any officer or agency from which any function is transferred by this Act shall

, except to the extent modified or made inapplicable by or under authority of law, continue in effect as if such transfer had not been made; but after such transfer references in such statute, regulation, or other action to an officer or agency from which a transfer

by this Act shall be held and considered to refer to the officer or agency to which the transfer is made.

(b) As used in subsection (a), the term "other action” includes any rule, order, contract, policy, determination, directive, grant, authorization, permit, requirement, or designation.

PENDING ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS

SEC. 1603. (a) No suit, action, or other judicial proceeding lawfully commenced by or against any officer or agency in his or its official capacity or in relation to the exercise of his or its official functions, shall abate by reason of the taking effect of any provision of this Act, but the court, unless it determines that the survival of such suit, action, or other proceeding is not necessary for purposes of settlement of the questions involved, shall allow the same to be maintained, with such substitutions as to parties as are appropriate.

(b) No administrative action or proceeding lawfully commenced shall abate solely by reason of the taking effect of any provision of this Act, but such action or proceeding shall be continued with such substitutions as to parties and officers or agencies as are appropriate.

VACANCIES RESULTING FROM ABOLITION OF BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Sec. 1604. Until July 1, 1950, no vacancy occurring in any District agency by reason of section 421 (b), abolishing the Board of Commissioners, shall affect the power of the remaining members of such agency to exercise its functions, but such agency may take action only if a majority of the members holding office vote in favor of it.

TITLE XVII-SEPARABILITY OF PROVISIONS

SEPARABILITY OF PROVISIONS

Sec. 1701. If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any person o: circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the Act and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.

TITLE XVIII-TEMPORARY PROVISIONS

POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT DURING TRANSITION PERIOD

Sec. 1801. The President of the United States is hereby authorized and directed to take such action during the period following the date of the enactment of this Act and er ding on the date of the first meeting of the District Council, by Executive order or otherwise, with respect to the administration of the functions of the District of Columbia government, as he deems necessary to enable the Board of Elections properly to perform their functions under this Act.

REIMBURSABLE APPROPRIATION FOR THE DISTRICT FOR PERIOD ENDING JUNE 30,

1950

Sec. 1802. (a) The sum of $500,000 is hereby authorized to be appropriated for the District of Columbia, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1950, for use (1) in paying the expenses of the Board of Elections (including compensation of the members thereof), and (2) in otherwise carrying into effect the provisions of this Act.

(b) The full amount of expenditures out of the appropriations made under this authorization shall be reimbursed to the United States, without interest, during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1951, from the general fund of the District of Columbia,

TITLE XIX-EFFECTIVE DATES

EFFECTIVE DATES

Sec. 1901. (a) As used in this title, the term "charter” means titles I to XVII, both inclusive.

(b) The charter shall take effect immediately upon adoption by Congress into law, except that

(1) part 2 of title IV, and sections 1001, 1010 (c), 1013, 1102, 1103, 1506, and 1511 shall take effect April 1, 1950;

(2) sections 607 and 608, title IX, title X (except section 1001), section 1010 (c), and section 1013, title XII, and sections 1505, 1507, 1508, 1509, and 510 shall take effect July 1, 1950.

(3) sections 602 to 605, inclusive, shall take effect on the day after the day upon which the District Manager first appointed takes office;

(4) title VIII and sections 1513 and 1514 shall be applicable only with respect to the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, and each succeeding fiscal year. (c) Title XVIII, XIX, and XX shall take effect on the day following the date on which this Act is enacted.

TITLE XX-FEDERAL CONTRIBUTION

AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATION

SEC. 2001. (a) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, and for each fiscal year, the District of Columbia, through the City Manager, is authorized to appraise the value of all property held in the District by the United States and by foreign embassies or consulates. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated (in lieu of the authorization contained in article VI of the District of Columbia Revenue Act of 1947) as the annual payment of the United States toward defraying the expenses of the government of the District of Columbia, an amount equal to the taxes which would be levied on such property of the United States and foreign governments were such property not tax-exempt.

[H. R. 4981, 81st Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To provide for home rule and reorganization in the District of Columbia. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act, divided into titles and sections according to the following table of contents, may be cited as the “District of Columbia Charter Act”.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE I-DEFINITIONS Sec. 101. Definitions.

TITLE II-STATUS OF THE DISTRICT Sec. 201. Status of the District.

TITLE III—THE DISTRICT COUNCIL

PART 1-CREATION OF DISTRICT COUNCIL
Sec. 301. Creation and membership.
Sec. 302. Qualifications for holding office.
Sec. 303. Compensation.

PART 2-PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS OF THE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Sec. 321. Functions heretofore exercised by the Board of Commissioners.
Sec. 322. Functions relating to zoning.
Sec. 323. Certain delegated functions.
Sec. 324. Ordinances.
Sec. 325. Legislative proposals.
Sec. 326. Limitations on powers of District Council.
Sec. 327. Creation and abolition of advisory boards and commissions.

PART 3-ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE OF THE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Sec. 331. The Chairman.
Sec. 332. Secretary of the District Council; records and documents.
Sec. 333. Meetings.
Sec. 334. Form of legislative proposals and ordinances.
Sec. 335. Minimum period for considering legislative proposals and ordinances.
Sec. 336. Procedure for zoning ordinances.
Sec. 337. Investigations by District Council.

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