(a) The Mayor shall establish the District of Columbia Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council consisting of the following members from among whom the Mayor shall designate a Chair:
(1) The Director of Housing and Community Development, or his or her designee;
(2) The Director of the DCRA, or his or her designee;
(3) The Chief of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, or his or her designee;
(4) The Chair of the Historic Preservation Review Board, or his or her designee;
(5) The Chair of the Mayor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities, or his or her designee;
(6) The Chair of the Building Code Advisory Committee established by Mayor's Order 89-257, November 7, 1989, who shall serve as an ex-officio member; and
(7) Fourteen members appointed by the Mayor, as follows:
(A) Four representatives of the building trades who are directly involved or have experience in code setting or enforcement, including plumbers; electricians; heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration contractors; and boiler operators;
(B) Two architects practicing in the District whose practice involves a significant portion of rehabilitation projects;
(C) A professional engineer;
(D) Two contractors specializing in rehabilitation construction;
(E) A commercial and industrial building owner or developer;
(F) A multifamily building owner or developer; and
(G) Three members of the general public.
(b)(1) The members shall serve a 4-year term; provided, that for the initial appointments under subsection (a)(6) of this section, 1/2 of the members shall be appointed for 2-year terms.
(2) A member may continue to serve after the expiration of his or her term until a successor is appointed.
(3) A member appointed to fill a vacancy, or after a term has begun, shall serve only for the remainder of the term and until a successor is appointed.
(4) Appointed members shall serve no more than 2 terms.
(5) Members shall serve without compensation and shall be reimbursed for reasonable expenses.
(c) The Rehabilitation Council shall:
(1) Advise the Mayor on the development, adoption, and revisions to the BRC;
(2) Develop, to the extent possible, the BRC to avoid increased costs to the District arising from implementation of the BRC; and
(3) Provide, to the extent District funds are available, training on the BRC for District personnel responsible for administering the BRC and for public and private construction-related professionals.
(d) DCRA shall provide administrative and staff services to the Rehabilitation Council.
(Mar. 21, 1987, D.C. Law 6-216, § 10b, as added June 25, 2002, D.C. Law 14-162, § 201(a)(3), 49 DCR 4438.)
Temporary Repeal of Section
Section 3(e) of D.C. Law 19-181 repealed this section.
Section 11(b) of D.C. Law 19-181 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.
Emergency Act Amendments
For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3(e) of the Sign Regulation Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-387, July 11, 2012, 59 DCR 8491).
For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3(e) of Sign Regulation Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-499, October 26, 2012, 59 DCR 12749).
Legislative History of Laws
For Law 14-162, see notes following § 6-1401.
Section 301 of D.C. Law 14-162 provides: "Pursuant to Title I of the District of Columbia Administrative Procedure Act, approved October 21, 1968 (82 Stat. 1204; D.C. Official Code § 2-501 et seq.), the Mayor may issue rules to implement the provisions of this act."