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[88 STAT. 458]
[88 STAT. 458]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1975


PUBLIC LAW 93-376-AUG. 14, 1974

[88 STAT.

(2) If the Mayor fails to submit for Council approval the name of one of the individuals on a list submitted to the Mayor under this section within thirty days after receiving such list, the Committee shall appoint, with the approval of the Council, an individual named on the list to fill the vacancy for which such list of nominees was prepared. (3) Any individual whose name is submitted by the Committee as a nominee for appointment to the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics may request that the nomination of such individual be withdrawn. If any such individual requests that his or her nomination be withdrawn, dies, or becomes disqualified to serve as a member of the Board, the Committee shall promptly nominate an individual to replace the individual originally nominated on the list submitted to the Mayor. (h) Members of the Committee shall be appointed as soon as practicable, but in no event later than June 30, 1975. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BOARD OF ELECTIONS A N D E T H I C S

tionro?the^^"" S E C 306. (a) On and after the date of the enactment of this Act, District of coium- the Board of Elections of the District of Columbia established ^'D.cTodeT-^^' ^^^^^ ^^® District of Columbia Election Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1101 1156. " et seq.), shall be known as the "District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics" and shall have the powers, duties, and functions as provided in such Act, in any other law in effect on the date immediately preceding the date of the enactment of this Act, and in this Act. Any reference in any law or regulation to the Board of Elections for the District of Columbia or the District of Columbia Board of Elections shall, on and after the date of the enactment of this Act, be held and considered to refer to the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. Violations. ^j^^ ^]^^ ^j^y persou who violates-any provision of this Act or of the District of Columbia Election Act may be assessed a civil penalty by the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics under Penalty. paragraph (2) of this subsection of not more than $50 for each such violation. Each occurrence of a violation of this Act and each day of noncompliance with a disclosure requirement of this Act or an order of the Board shall constitute a separate offense. Hearxng. ^2) A civil penalty shall be assessed by the Board by order only after the person charged with a violation has been given an opportunity for a hearing, and the Board has determined, by decision incorporating its findings of facts therein, that a violation did occur, and the amount of the penalty. Any hearing under this section shall be of record and shall be held in accordance with chapter 5 of title 5, 5 USC 500. United States Code. Enforcement, (3) jf I^IQ persou agalnst whom a civil penalty is assessed fails petition. ^^ p^^ ^j^^ penalty, the Board shall file a petition for enforcement of its order assessing the penalty in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The petition shall designate the person against whom the order is sought to be enforced as the respondent. A copy of the petition shall be forthwith sent by registered or certified mail to the respondent and his attorney of record, and if the respondent is a political committee, to the Chairman thereof, and thereupon the Board shall certify and file in such court the record upon which such order Judicial review, sought to bc eufoTced was issued. The court shall have jurisdiction to enter a judgment enforcing, modifying, and enforcing as so modified, or setting aside in whole or in part the order and the decision of the Board or it may remand the proceedings to the Board for such further action as it may direct. The court may determine de novo all issues of law but the Board's findings of fact, if supported by substantial evidence, shall be conclusive.