The District of Columbia Open Government Office ("Open Government Office") is established as an independent office within the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability to promote open governance in the District of Columbia. All assets, staff, and unexpended appropriations of the Open Government Office shall be transferred to the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability.
(Oct. 21, 1968, Pub. L. 90-614, title IV, § 502, as added Mar. 31, 2011, D.C. Law 18-350, § 2, 58 DCR 734; Apr. 27, 2012, D.C. Law 19-124, § 501(a)(1), 59 DCR 1862.)
Effect of Amendments
D.C. Law 19-124 rewrote the section, which formerly read:
"The District of Columbia Open Government Office ('Open Government Office') is established as an independent agency to promote open governance in the District of Columbia."
Emergency Act Amendments
For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 401(a)(1) of Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-298, January 29, 2012, 59 DCR 683).
Legislative History of Laws
For history of Law 18-350, see notes under § 2-591.
Law 19-124, the "Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 19-511, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 6, 2011, and December 20, 2011, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on February 27, 2012, it was assigned Act No. 19-318 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 19-124 became effective on April 27, 2012.