H.R. 345 (112th): District of Columbia Budget Autonomy Act of 2011

Jan 19, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Eleanor Norton
Delegate for District of Columbia At Large
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This bill was introduced on January 19, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 19, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 19, 2011
Full Title

To amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to eliminate all Federally-imposed mandates over the local budget process and financial management of the District of Columbia and the borrowing of money by the District of Columbia.


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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

House Oversight and Government Reform

Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements

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District of Columbia Budget Autonomy Act of 2011 - Amends the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to eliminate, with respect to each fiscal year that is not a control year, all federally-imposed mandates over the District of Columbia's: (1) local budget process, financial management, audits, and accountability requirements; and (2) short-term borrowing of money, with specified exceptions.
Declares that the process by which the District develops and enacts the District government's budget for a fiscal year, the activities carried out regarding financial management of the District government, and the process and rules by which the District issues bonds or otherwise borrows money shall be established under laws enacted by the District.
Provides that Acts adopting the District government's annual budget for FY2012 and succeeding non-control fiscal years shall take effect upon their prescribed dates. (Thus eliminates congressional review of such Acts).
Repeals the federal cap on amounts the District may borrow (other than in a control year).
Makes conforming amendments to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2009.

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