[113th Congress Public Law 103]
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Public Law 113-103
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To amend the Act entitled ``An Act to regulate the height of buildings 
 in the District of Columbia'' to clarify the rules of the District of 
Columbia regarding human occupancy of penthouses above the top story of 
    the building upon which the penthouse is placed. <<NOTE: May 16, 
                         2014 -  [H.R. 4192]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. CLARIFICATION OF RULES APPLYING TO HUMAN OCCUPANCY OF 
                              PENTHOUSES IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 
                              BUILDINGS.

    (a) Permitting Human Occupancy of Penthouses Within Certain Height 
Limit.--The eighth paragraph of section 5 of the Act entitled ``An Act 
to regulate the height of buildings in the District of Columbia'', 
approved June 1, 1910 (sec. 6-601.05(h), D.C. Official Code) is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``penthouses over elevator shafts,'' and 
        inserting ``penthouses,''; and
            (2) by striking ``and no floor or compartment thereof shall 
        be constructed or used for human occupancy above the top story 
        of the building upon which such structures are placed'' and 
        inserting ``and, except in the case of a penthouse which is 
        erected to a height of one story of 20 feet or less above the 
        level of the roof, no floor or compartment thereof shall be 
        constructed or used for human occupancy above the top story of 
        the building upon which such structures are placed''.

    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take 
effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.

    Approved May 16, 2014.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4192:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-418 (Comm. on Oversight and Government Reform).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 160 (2014):
            Apr. 28, considered and passed House.
            May 6, considered and passed Senate.

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