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[85 STAT. 657]
[85 STAT. 657]
PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1971

85 STAT. ]

657

PUBLIC LAW 92-196-DEC. 15, 1971

by the recipient the Commissioner shall pay such amount to such lessor and continue to make such payments for such recipient. "(3) If it is determined that there is a basis for such allegation by the recipient the Commissioner shall pay to the lessor such part of the amount suspended as is determined to be owed to him. The Commissioner shall restore to the monthly public assistance grant for such recipient the monthly shelter allotment for each month thereafter for so long as the recipient receives such grant and makes his regular rental payments. If such recipient vacates the premises with respect to which such allegation was made, rents other premises in the District of Columbia, and the Commissioner determines on the basis of such allegation that such recipient was justified in vacating the premises with respect to which the allegation was made, the Commissioner may pay to the recipient an amount (not to exceed his monthly shelter allotment) to enable him to make the rental payment required (if any) for such other premises for the period preceding the period for which the recipient will first receive his monthly shelter allotment under the preceding sentence. " (d) The failure of any lessor to receive all or part of a monthly shelter allotment withheld from any recipient pursuant to subsection (b), or the suspension of rental payments under subsection (c), of this section shall not be cause for eviction of any recipient. " (e) For the purpose of any regulations of the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, or of any other requirement of law, the total amount of assistance given to a recipient shall include that amount suspended and held, or paid by the Commissioner as authorized under subsections (b) and (c). Nothing in this section shall operate to deny to the District of Columbia any funds from any program of the Federal Government relating to public assistance which are paid to the District of Columbia on the basis of the funds appropriated directly to the District for programs administered under this Act. " (f) For purposes of subsections (b) and (c), the term 'lessor' includes a sublessor. " (g) The District of Columbia Council is authorized to issue such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section " SEC. 705. Section 6 of the District of Columbia Traffic Act, 1925 (43 Stat. 1119; D.C. Code, sec. 40-603) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: " (k)(1) Any unattended motor vehicle found parked at any time upon any public highway of the District of Columbia against which there are two or more outstanding or otherwise unsettled traffic violation notices or against which there have been issued two or more warrants, may, by or under the direction of an officer or member of the Metropolitan Police force or the United States Park Police force, either by towing or otherwise, be removed or conveyed to and impounded in any place designated by the Commissioner, or immobilized in such manner as to prevent its operation, except that no such vehicle shall be immobilized by any means other than by the use of a device or other mechanism which will cause no damage to such vehicle unless it is moved while such device or mechanism is in place. "(2) I t shall be the duty of the officer or member of the police force removing or immobilizing such motor vehicle, or under whose directions such vehicle is removed or immobilized, to inform as soon as practicable the owner of an impounded or immobilized vehicle of the nature and circumstances of the prior unsettled traffic violation notices or warrants, for which or on account of which, such vehicle was impounded or immobilized. I n any case involving immobilization of a vehicle pursuant to this subsection, such member or officer shall cause to be placed on such vehicle, in a conspicuous manner, notice

"Lessor." Regulationsa

Motor vehicless, impoundment. 46 Stat. 1424; 63 Stat. 128.