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PART III. COMMISSIONER OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Sec. 301. Establishment of office of Commissioner. (a) There is hereby established in the Corporation an office with the title of "Commissioner of the District of Columbia.” The officer who holds that office is hereinafter referred to as the Commissioner.

(b) The Commissioner shall be appointed by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Commissioner shall at the time of his appointment be a citizen of the United States. Before entering upon the discharge of his duties the Commissioner shall take an oath or affirmation to support the Constitution of the United States and faithfully discharge the duties imposed upon him as Commissioner. The Commissioner shall receive compensation at the rate now or hereafter prescribed by law for offices and positions of Level III of the Executive Schedule Pay Rates (5 U.S.C. 5314). Whenever both a Commissioner and an Assistant to the Commissioner appointed under section 302 hereof are in office at least one of them shall have been an actual resident of the District of Columbia for three years next preceding his appointment and have during that period claimed residence nowhere else. Both the Commissioner and the Assistant to the Commissioner shall reside in the District of Columbia during the time each holds office.

(c) The first appointment of a Commissioner hereunder shall be for a term expiring on February 1, 1969, and thereafter each appointment shall be made for a term of four years. Any appointment made to fill a vacancy in the office shall be made only for the unexpired balance of the term. A Commissioner may continue to serve as such after the expiration of his term of office until his successor is appointed and qualifies. The Commissioner is subject to removal by the President of the United States.

(d) The President may from time to time (1) designate officials of the Corporation (including the Chairman, the Vice Chairman, and the other members of the Council provided for in Part II of this reorganization plan if the President so elects) to act as Commissioner during the absence or disability of the Commissioner or in the event of a vacancy in the office of Commissioner, and (2) prescribe the order of succession in which the officials so designated shall so act.

Sec. 302. Assistant to the Commissioner. There is hereby established in the Corporation a new office which shall have the title "Assistant to the Commissioner of the District of Columbia.” Such assistant (1) shall be appointed by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, (2) shall receive compensation at the rate now or hereafter prescribed by law for offices and positions of Level V of the Executive Schedule Pay Rates (5 U.S.C. 5316), and (3) shall assist the Commissioner as the Commissioner may direct in connection with the carrying out of the functions of the Commissioner.

Sec. 303. Establishment of other new offices. There are hereby established in the Corporation so many agencies and offices, with such names or titles, as the Commissioner shall from time to time determine. The said offices shall be filled by appointment by, or under the authority of, the Commissioner. Each officer so appointed shall perform the functions delegated or otherwise assigned to him in pursuance of this reorganization plan and shall receive compensation to be fixed in accordance with the classification laws as amended from time to time.

Sec. 304. Transfer of personnel, property, records, and funds. With respect to personnel, property, records, and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations and other funds, available or to be made available, relating to functions transferred by the provisions of this reorganization plan, the Commissioner may from time to time effect such transfers between the agencies of the Corporation (including transfers between the Commissioner and any other agency of the Corporation) as he may deem necessary in order to carry out the provisions of this reorganization plan.

Sec. 305. Performance of functions of Commissioner. The Commissioner is hereby authorized to make from time to time such provisions as he deems appropriate to authorize performance of his functions by any other officer, or by any employee or agency, of the Corporation except the courts thereof.

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PART IV. TRANSFERS OF FUNCTIONS

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Sec. 401. Transfer of functions to Commissioner. Except as otherwise provided in this reorganization plan, all functions of the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia, including all functions of the President of that Board and all functions of each other member of that Board and including also the executive power vested therein (D.C. Code, sec. 1-218), are hereby transferred to the Commissioner of the District of Columbia.

SEC. 402. Transfer of functions to Council. The following regulatory and other functions now vested in the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia are hereby transferred to the Council (subject to the provisions of section 406 of this reorganization plan):

1. General provisions

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(1) Making and modifying police regulations under D.C. Code, sec. 1-224 (including the prescribing of penalties under paragraph "Eleventh" thereof).

(2) Prescribing penalties under D.C. Code, sec. 1-224a.

(3) Making and modifying regulations to regulate the keeping and leashing of dogs, and to regulate or prohibit the running at large of dogs, including penalties for violations of such regulations, under D.C. Code, sec. 1-224b.

(4) Making regulations under D.C. Code, secs. 1-226 and 1-227. (5) Making building regulations under D.C. Code, sec. 1-228.

(6) Making and publishing such orders as may be necessary to regulate the construction, repair and operation of elevators and prescribing such means of security as may be found necessary to protect life and limb under D.C. Code, sec. 1-229.

(7) Issuing proclamations related to the control of rabies under D.C. Code, sec. 1-230.

(8) Making regulations relating to outdoor signs and other forms of exterior advertising under D.C. Code, sec. 1-231.

(9) With respect to the functions transferred to the Council by the provisions of this reorganization plan, (i) making investigations or examinations of municipal matters, and (ii) administering oaths to witnesses, under D.C. Code, sec. 1-237.

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(10) Reporting annually to the Congress concerning the functions transferred to the Council by the provisions of this reorganization plan under D.C. Code, sec. 1-238.

(11) Making regulations to provide for the waiver of payment of fees (by persons in the military service of the United States) under D.C. Code, sec. 1-244(a).

(12) Making and adopting regulations relating to the furnishing and keeping in force a bond by persons, firms, or corporations engaged in the business of plumbing or gas fitting, or of installing, maintaining, or repairing heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, or mechanical refrigerating apparatus, equipment, appliances, systems, or parts thereof, or of installing, maintaining, or repairing apparatus, equipment, fixtures, appliances, or wiring, using or conducting electric current under D.C. Code, sec. 1-244(b).

(13) Prescribing regulations for the examination of the qualifications and fitness of applicants for licenses to engage in the business referred to in the immediately preceding paragraph hereof under D.C. Code, sec. 1-244(b).

(14) Naming highways and naming and renaming circles, bridges, buildings, or other public places or properties under D.C. Code sec. 1-244(1).

(15) Prescribing penalties under D.C. Code, sec. 1-244(h).

(16) Fixing and changing periods for which licenses, certificates, or registrations may be issued under D.C. Code, sec. 1-257.

(17) Prescribing regulations relating to holidays for District of Columbia employees under D.C. Code, sec. 1-260.

(18) The reception and entertainment of officials of foreign, State, local, or Federal governments and other dignitaries and eminent persons visiting in or returning to the District of Columbia under D.C. Code, sec. 1-262.

(19) Prescribing penalties under D.C. Code, sec. 1-264.

(20) Prescribing rules and regulations relating to notaries public under D.C. Code, sec. 1-501.

(21) Making and publishing general orders regulating the platting and subdividing of lands and grounds under D.C. Code, sec. 1-613.

(22) Prescribing a schedule of fees for surveyor's services under D.C. Code, sec. 1-629.

(23) Exempting certain boilers from provision prohibiting using steam boilers without first obtaining certificate of inspection under D.C. Code, sec. 1-705.

(24) Making regulations to carry out the provisions of the Act of June 25, 1936 under section 14 of that Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-715).

(25) Making rules and regulations respecting the production, use, and control of electricity, and prescribing fees, under D.C. Code, sec, 1-719.

(26) Making and modifying regulations governing plumbing, house drainage, and sewers, and making and modifying regulations governing the examination, registration, and licensing of plumbers and the practice of the business of plumbing and gas fitting, under D.C. Code, sec. 1-725.

(27) Establishing fees for permits to connect buildings, premises, or establishments with sewer, water, or gas mains, or other underground structures, and establishing fees for permits granted to make excavations, under D.C. Code, sec. 1-726.

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(28) Consulting concerning the formation of one or more citizen advisory councils under D.C. Code, sec. 1-1004(e) (40 U.S.C. 71c(e)).

(29) Defining and redefining the central area of the District of Columbia under D.C. Code, sec. 1-1005(c) (40 U.S.C. 71d(c)).

(30) Approving a major thoroughfare plan or parts thereof or revisions thereof, and proposing revision of the major thoroughfare plan or parts thereof, under D.C. Code, sec. 1-1006(a) (40 U.S.C. 71e(a)).

(31) Consulting with National Capital Planning Commission prior to final adoption of the thoroughfare plan under D.C. Code, ser. 1-1006(b) (40 U.S.C. 71e(b)).

(32) Submitting a copy of the District's advance program of capital improvements to the National Capital Planning Commission under DC. Code. sec. 1-1007 (40 U.S.C. 71f).

(33) With respect to each inaugural period: (i) making regulations necessary to secure the preservation of public order and protection of life, health, and property, (ii) making regulations respecting the standing, movement, and operation of vehicles, (iii) fixing conditions with respect to licenses to peddlers and vendors, and (iv) fixing fees for the privilege of selling goods, wares, and merchandise, under D.C. Code, sec. 1-1202 (36 U.S.C. 722).

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2. Regulation of professions, occupations, etc. (34) Making and altering rules for the conduct of business of agency administering, and for the execution and enforcement of, the Healing Arts Practice Act of 1928, under D.C. Code, sec. 2-103, and adopting and altering a common seal thereunder.

(35) Establishing minimum standards of preprofessional and professional education in the healing art and establishing minimum standards for hospitals for interne training under D.C. Code, sec. 2-103a(a).

(36) Adopting and promulgating rules and regulations prescribing (i) the terms and conditions under which a tissue bank license may be issued and renewed, (ii) the fees to be paid by the issuance and renewal of such licenses, (iii) the duration of such licenses, (iv) the grounds for the suspension and revocation of such licenses, (v) the operation of tissue banks, (vi) the conditions under which tissue may be processed, preserved, stored, and transported, and (vii) the making, keeping, and disposition of records by tissue banks and by other persons under D.C. Code, sec. 2-253(b).

(37) Making and adopting rules and regulations to effect the purposes of the Act of July 2, 1940, relating to the licensing of dentists and the practice of dentistry (including the making of rules regulating professional announcements and the number of Offices of a licensed dentist and including also the prescribing of rules and regulations to permit the use in hospitals of dental internes) under D.C. Code, sec. 2-302.

(38) Adopting and amending by-laws carrying into effect the Act of February 9, 1907, relating to the registration of graduate nurses, under D.C. Code, secs. 2-403 and 2–406.

(39) Fixing, under D.C. Code, sec. 2-408, the fees referred to in clause (c) thereof.

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(40) Adopting and prescribing rules and regulations to carry into effect the Act of September 6, 1960, and prescribing minimum curricula and standards for schools and programs, under D.C. Code, sec. 2-427(a.)

(41) Obtaining or requiring the furnishing of information under oath or affirmation or otherwise necessary to assist in prescribing any regulation under the Act of September 6, 1960, under D.C. Code, sec. 2–427(b).

(42) With respect to the functions transferred by the paragraph immediately preceding this paragraph, administering oaths and affirmations, requiring by subpoena or otherwise the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of documents, and making application to the Court for an order requiring obedience thereto, under D.C. Code, sec. 2–427(b).

(43) Determining the qualifications, prescribing the terms of office, and fixing the compensation of members of the physical therapists examining board under D.C. Code, sec. 2-455.

(44) Adopting and prescribing rules and regulations to carry into effect the Act of September 22, 1961, under D.C. Code, sec. 2-456(a).

(45) Obtaining or requiring the furnishing of information under oath or affirmation or otherwise necessary to assist in prescribing any regulation under the Act of September 22, 1961 under D.C. Code, sec. 2-456(b).

(46) With respect to the functions transferred by the paragraph immediately preceding this paragraph, administering oaths and affirmations, requiring by subpoena or otherwise the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of documents, and making application to the Court for an order requiring obedience thereto, under D.C. Code, sec. 2-456(b).

(47) Changing the periods for which registrations as physical therapists or renewals thereof may be issued under D.C. Code, sec. 2-461(a).

(48) Altering, amending, or otherwise changing educational standards (relating to optometrists) under D.C. Code, sec. 2–512.

(49) Making and altering rules for the conduct of business of agency administering, and for the execution and enforcement of, the Act of May 7, 1906, under D.C. Code, sec. 2–608.

(50) Adopting rules and regulations respecting the eligibility of candidates for admission to the practice of podiatry and the scope of examinations, under D.C. Code, sec. 2–702, and adopting a seal thereunder.

(51) Making, altering, and amending rules and regulations to carry into effect the provisions of the Act of February 1, 1907, relating to veterinarians, and requiring the giving of bond and prescribing the form and penalty thereof, under D.C. Code, sec. 2–802.

(52) Determining, authorizing, and directing the subjects to be included in examinations for veterinarians under D.C. Code, sec. 2-803.

(53) Making reciprocal arrangements with authorities of the several states and territories of the United States concerning the licensing of veterinarians under D.C. Code, sec. 2-804.

(54) Making rules for the examination and registration of applicants for (architects') certificates under D.C. Code, sec. 2–1001.

(55) Fixing fees, relating to architects and applicants, under D.C. Code, sec. 2-1023.

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