H.R. 345: District of Columbia Budget Autonomy Act of 2013

Jan 22, 2013
Referred to Committee on Jan 22, 2013
1% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 22, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Jan 22, 2013
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Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
Eleanor Norton
Delegate for District of Columbia At Large
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Jan 22, 2013
11 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 345 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: 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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3% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

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Library of Congress Summary

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District of Columbia Budget Autonomy Act of 2013 - 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 FY2014 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).
Repeals the application of the Federal Anti-Deficiency Act to the District government. Makes conforming amendments to the Act.
Makes conforming amendments to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2009.

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