[113th Congress Public Law 8]
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Public Law 113-8
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to provide that the 
  District of Columbia Treasurer or one of the Deputy Chief Financial 
Officers of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer of the District of 
Columbia may perform the functions and duties of the Office in an acting 
      capacity if there is a vacancy in the Office. <<NOTE: May 1, 
                         2013 -  [H.R. 1246]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: District of 
Columbia Chief Financial Officer Vacancy Act.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``District of Columbia Chief Financial 
Officer Vacancy Act''.
SEC. 2. AUTHORIZING DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA TREASURER OR DEPUTY CHIEF 
                    FINANCIAL OFFICER OF OFFICE OF CHIEF FINANCIAL 
                    OFFICER OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA TO SERVE 
                    AS ACTING CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER IN EVENT OF 
                    VACANCY IN OFFICE.

    (a) Authorizing Service in Acting Capacity in Event of Vacancy in 
Office.--Section 424(b) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act (sec. 
1-204.24(b), D.C. Official Code) is amended by adding at the end the 
following new paragraph:
            ``(3) Authorizing treasurer or deputy cfo to perform duties 
        in acting capacity in event of vacancy in office.--
                    ``(A) Service as cfo.--
                          ``(i) In general.--Except as provided in 
                      clause (ii), if there is a vacancy in the Office 
                      of Chief Financial Officer because the Chief 
                      Financial Officer has died, resigned, or is 
                      otherwise unable to perform the functions and 
                      duties of the Office--
                                    ``(I) the District of Columbia 
                                Treasurer shall serve as the Chief 
                                Financial Officer in an acting capacity, 
                                subject to the time limitation of 
                                subparagraph (B); or
                                    ``(II) the Mayor may direct one of 
                                the Deputy Chief Financial Officers of 
                                the Office referred to in subparagraphs 
                                (A) through (D) of subsection (a)(3) to 
                                serve as the Chief Financial Officer in 
                                an acting capacity, subject to the time 
                                limitation of subparagraph (B).
                          ``(ii) Exclusion of certain individuals.--
                      Notwithstanding clause (i), an individual may not 
                      serve as the Chief Financial Officer under such 
                      clause if the individual did not serve as the 
                      District of Columbia Treasurer or as one of such 
                      Deputy Chief Financial

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                      Officers of the Office of the Chief Financial 
                      Officer (as the case may be) for at least 90 days 
                      during the 1-year period which ends on the date 
                      the vacancy occurs.
                    ``(B) Time limitation.--A vacancy in the Office of 
                the Chief Financial Officer may not be filled by the 
                service of any individual in an acting capacity under 
                subparagraph (A) after the expiration of the 210-day 
                period which begins on the date the vacancy occurs.''.

    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 424(b)(2)(D) of such Act (sec. 1-
204.24(b)(2)(D), D.C. Official Code) is amended by striking ``Any 
vacancy'' and inserting ``Subject to paragraph (3), any vacancy''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this Act shall apply 
with respect to vacancies occurring on or after the date of the 
enactment of this Act.

    Approved May 1, 2013.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1246:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-37 (Comm. on Oversight and Government Reform).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 159 (2013):
            Apr. 15, considered and passed House.
            Apr. 18, considered and passed Senate.

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