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DCMR
Chapter 32: Financial Disclosure

3200 APPLICABILITY

3200.1 A financial disclosure statement (FDS) shall be filed by the following:

(a) Any candidate for nomination for election, or election, to public office, except the office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, at the time of candidacy, who does not occupy any such office;

(b) All elected officials, except Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners;

(c ) Members of specific boards and commissions, pursuant to the Act;

(d) Employees within the excepted service and paid at a rate of DS-13 or above;

(e) Persons serving as subordinate agency heads pursuant to the Personnel Act; and

(f) Any other public official expressly subject to the financial disclosure provisions of the Act.

3200.2 An FDS shall also be filed by members of any board or commission created after April 23, 1980, which makes decisions in the following areas:

(a) Contracting;

(b) Procurement;

(c ) Administration of grants or subsidies;

(d) Planning or developing policies;

(e) Inspecting;

(f) Licensing;

(g) Regulating;

(h) Auditing; or

(i ) Acting in areas of responsibility involving any potential conflict of interest.

3200.3 An Honoraria and Outside Income Disclosure Statement (HOIDS) shall be filed by the following:

(a) Mayor;

(b) Each member of the Council; and

(c ) Each member of the Board of Education.

3200.4 Any potential filer may request an exemption by the Director of Campaign Finance on the basis that the activities of the potential filer may be deemed de minimis.

3201 DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

3201.1 The public official shall list on the FDS the following:

(a) Business entities transacting any business with the District Government in which the public official (or spouse for jointly titled property) has a beneficial interest valued in excess of $1,000;

(b) Business entities transacting any business with the District Government in which the public official (or spouse for jointly titled property) has any business interest consisting of corporate stock, registered and traded on a national exchange, with a value over $5,000;

(c ) Business entities transacting any business with the District Government in which the public official (or spouse for jointly titled property) has any interest, held in the public official’s name, in trust, or in the name of a nominee, with a value over $1,000;

(d) Business entities transacting any business with the District Government in which the public official (or spouse for jointly titled property) earns income for services rendered during a calendar year in excess of $1,000;

(e) Business entities transacting any business with the District Government in which the public official (or spouse for jointly titled property) serves as an officer or employee or in any fiduciary capacity;

(f) Each outstanding liability borrowed by the individual (or spouse if joint liability) exceeding $1,000 which is not a loan from a federal or state insured or regulated financial institution, immediate family, or revolving credit or installment accounts;

(g) All real property located in the District of Columbia (other than the personal residence actually occupied by the public official or spouse) with a fair market value in excess of $5,000 in which the public official or spouse (jointly titled) holds an interest;

(h) Each professional or occupational license issued by the District Government;

(i ) All gifts received in excess of one hundred dollars ($100) in a calendar year from any business entity transacting any business with the District Government; and

(j) An affidavit stating that the public official has not caused title to property to be placed in another person or entity for purposes of avoiding the requirements of this section.

3201.2 The public official shall list on the HOIDS the following:

(a) The source and amount of all outside income earned during the calendar year;

(b) Any client who transacted business with the District Government from whom the public official received outside income during the calendar year;

(c ) Any client who stands to gain a direct financial benefit from legislation that was pending before the City Council during the calendar year;

(d) Each honorarium earned by the public official or any member of the public official’s immediate family during the year in which the right to receive the honorarium accrued, including the source and amount;

(e) Royalties during the year in which the right to receive the royalty accrues received by the Mayor, Chairman of the Council or any member of their immediate families for the works of the Mayor or of the Chairman of the Council; and

(f) Any honoraria or royalties paid to a charitable organization.

3201.3 No public official, required to file a HOIDS, pursuant to §3201.2, shall earn honoraria or receive royalties in excess of $10,000 during the year in the right to receive the honorarium or royalty accrues.

3202 FILING REQUIREMENTS

3202.1 Both the FDS and the HOIDS shall be filed with the Director of Campaign Finance not later than May 15th of each year for the prior calendar year.

3202.2 A public official shall submit an amended FDS and HOIDS within thirty (30) days after any changes in information represented on the FDS and HOIDS.

3202.3 A public official may request the Director, in writing, for an extension of up to thirty (30) days in which to submit the FDS and the HOIDS.

3202.4 The Director may extend the period of time for submission of the FDS and HOIDS by a public official, for good cause shown.

3202.5 Lists of required filers shall be published in the DC Register and made available to the public, pursuant to chapter 37 of this title.