Washington DC Code : Title 46: Domestic Relations ; Subtitle 1: General ; Chapter 4: Marriage 46-421

Violations; prosecutions

Whoever fails to comply with §§ 46-416, 46-416.01, and 46-420 shall be imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, or both. Prosecutions for violations of this section shall be conducted by the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.

CREDIT(S)(Oct. 15, 1966, 80 Stat. 960, Pub. L. 89-682, § 6; July 7, 1967, 81 Stat. 122, Pub. L. 90-53, § 1; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 570, Pub. L. 91-358, § 155(a); Apr. 13, 2005, D.C. Law 15-354, § 72, 52 DCR 2638.)HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTESPrior Codifications1981 Ed., § 30-121.1973 Ed., § 30-123.Effect of AmendmentsD.C. Law 15-354 substituted ?Attorney General for the District of Columbia? for ?Corporation Counsel?.Legislative History of LawsFor Law 15-354, see notes following § 46-226.03.DC CODE § 46-421, 2012, D.C. Law 19-169, § 32, 59 DCR 5567; Dec. 17, 2014, D.C. Law 20-148, § 3(b), 61 DCR 8314.)

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