A citizen-service program shall encompass any activity or program which
provides services to the residents of the District of Columbia; and
promotes their general welfare, including, but not limited to, charitable,
scientific, educational, medical or recreational purposes.
Citizen-service programs shall be prohibited from participating in any
of the following:
Promoting or opposing a political party or committee;
Promoting or opposing the nomination or election of an individual to
) Promoting or opposing any initiative, referendum or recall measure;
Distributing campaign literature or paraphernalia;
Using any funds for personal purposes of the elected official; and
Conducting any other campaign activities covered in this title.
A citizen-service program may be maintained only by the following elected
Chairman and members of the Council; and
) Any Representative or Senator of the District of Columbia.
A citizen-service program shall be established in the following manner:
In a ward by a member of the Council elected by ward; and
At-large by all other elected officials listed at §3014.1.
An elected official shall fund the citizen-service program only through
the following methods:
By transferring any surplus, residue, or unexpended campaign funds to
the citizen-service program;
By receiving contributions which do not exceed, in the aggregate, $40,000
in any one (1) calendar year;
) By receiving cash contributions from any person which, when aggregated
with all other contributions received from the same person, do not exceed
four hundred dollars ($400), in any one (1) calendar year; and
By receiving personalty from any person which, when aggregated with
all other contributions received from the same person, do not exceed
$1,000 in any one (1) calendar year.
The amount of any transfer of surplus, residue, or unexpended campaign
funds by the elected official shall not be subject to the $40,000 contribution
limitation, pursuant to §3014.5.
The amount of any funds contributed by an elected official to the official’s
citizen- service program shall not be subject to the four hundred dollars
($400) contribution limitation, pursuant to §3014.5.
No person shall receive or make any cash contribution of $25 or more
in legal tender.
Corporations may make contributions to citizen-service programs.
A connected organization, pursuant to §3000.8, and all affiliated
committees established, financed, maintained or controlled by the connected
organization share a single contribution limitation with respect separately
to cash and personalty.
The contribution limitations, pursuant to §3014, shall apply only
to the elected official’s citizen-service program.
An elected official shall be required to comply with the following:
Spend no more than $40,000 in any one (1) calendar year for the citizen-
Include the name of the elected official in the name of the citizen-service
) File a statement of organization, on a form prescribed by the Director,
within ten (10) days of organization;
Amend the Statement of Organization within ten (10) days of any change
in information previously reported on its Statement of Organization;
Sign and file all Reports, in accordance with §§3008 and 3017.
A citizen-service program may have a treasurer.
A treasurer shall be required to file the following:
A statement of acceptance, on a form prescribed by the Director, within
forty- eight (48) hours of assuming the office; and
A statement of withdrawal on a form prescribed by the Director, and
a copy of written notification sent to the address of record of the
custodian of records, if indicated, and the elected official, within
forty-eight (48) hours of vacating the office.
A citizen-service program may establish and maintain a petty cash fund,
Provided, that records shall be maintained in accordance with §3010
of this chapter.