NOTICE OF FINAL RULEMAKING

The Director of Open Government (Director), of the Office of Open Government, pursuant to the authority set forth in Section 205c(a)(3) of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011, effective October 30, 2018 (D.C. Law 19-124; D.C. Official Code § 1–1162.05c(a)(3) (2016 Repl. & 2018 Supp.)), hereby gives notice of the adoption of the following amendments to Chapter 104 (Office of Open Government) to Title 3 (Elections and Ethics) of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR).

The rules make conforming changes to ensure that the Office of Open Government’s rules are consistent with the newly added Section 205c to the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011, effective October 30, 2018 (D.C. Law 19-124; D.C. Official Code § 1–1162.05c(c) (2016 Repl. & 2018 Supp.)).  Subsection 205c(c) of D.C. Law 19-124 authorizes appeals for reconsideration of Open Meetings Act advisory opinions in prescribed circumstances. Additionally, the rulemaking makes clarifying and conforming amendments consistent with the Open Meetings Act, effective March 31, 2011 (D.C. Law 18-350; D.C. Official Code §§ 2-571 et seq. (2016 Repl. & 2018 Supp.)).

No comments have been received in response to the proposed rulemaking published in the D.C. Register on April 12, 2019 at 66 DCR 4804.  One technical change was made to Subsection 10499.1, changing “D.C. Official Code § 2-594” to “D.C. Official Code § 1-1162.05b, to reflect the correct citation for the definition of “Director.”   The Director adopted the rules as final on May 16, 2019. The rules became effective after publication of a Notice of Final Rulemaking in the D.C. Register on May 31, 2019.

 

Title 3 DCMR, ELECTIONS AND ETHICS, is amended as follows:

 

Chapter 104, OFFICE OF OPEN GOVERNMENT, is amended as read on the document attached on this page.

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