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    Home Rule Bibliography

    At a Glance:

    Formal Title: District of Columbia Self-Government and Reorganization Act,
    Pub. L. No. 93-198, 87 Stat. 774. 813 (1973)

      Referendum: May 7, 1974
      Primary: September 10, 1974
      Election: November 5, 1974
      Took effect: January 1975

    See also: statehood, national representation, and the right to vote for the president/suffrage


    A Decade of Home Rule: The challenge continues.
    DCPL

    District of Columbia League of Women Voters. Know the District of Columbia.
    DCPL, LC

    [1990] United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia. Subcommittee on Fiscal Affairs and Health. D.C. Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act--Amend : hearing and markup before the Subcommittee on Fiscal Affairs and Health and the Committee on the District of Columbia, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, first and second sessions on H.R. 3293 ... October 12, 1989 and October 2, 1990.
    LC

    [1989] United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia. Home Rule Act, as amended : the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act of 1973, as amended or modified, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, first session. "Serial no. S-1." Item 1014-A, 1014-B (MF)
    DCPL, LC

    [1985] United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia. Home Rule Act, as amended : the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act of 1973, as amended or modified, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, first session. "Serial no. S-1."
    DCPL, LC

    [1981] United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia. Home Rule Act, as amended : the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act of 1973, as amended ... House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, first session. "July 1, 1981." "Serial no. 97-S-1."
    DCPL, LC

    [1979] United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia. Home rule act, as amended : the District of Columbia self-government and governmental reorganization act of 1973, as amended ... House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, first session, October 1, 1979. 1979. Notes: "Serial no. S-3."
    DCPL, LC

    United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia. Home rule amendments and transfer of various agencies to the D.C. government : hearings before the Committee on the District of Columbia, House of Representatives and the Committee on the District of Columbia, United States Senate, Ninety-third Congress, second session, on H.R. 15791 ... June 26 and July 2, 1974.
    LC

    United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia. Subcommittee on Government Operations. Home rule for the District of Columbia, 1973-1974 : background and legislative history of H.R. 9682, and related bills culminating in the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act .... 4 v. "December 31, 1974."
    DCPL, LC

    United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the District of Columbia. Home rule--1973. Hearing, Ninety-third Congress, first session, on S. 1435 ... April 25, 1973.
    DCPL, LC

    United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia. Subcommittee on Government Affairs and Budget. Home Rule Act amendments : hearings before the Subcommittee on Government Affairs and Budget and the Committee on the District of Columbia, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, first session, on H.R. 5927 ... H.R. 5928 ... H.R. 6147 ... December 5, 1979, and June 11, 1980.1979. 1980.
    DCPL, LC

    United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia. Subcommittee on Fiscal and Government Affairs. Home rule act amendments : hearings and markups before the Subcommittee on Fiscal and Government Affairs and the Committee on the District of Columbia, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress.
    "Serial no. 95-13A."
    Hearings held Oct. 6, 1977-Aug. 8, 1978, on S. 1062-1063 (H.R. 9544), H. Con. res. 435-438, and H.R. 9404, 10659, and 10671.
    DCPL, LC

    Indices: A Statistical Index to District of Columbia Services [1984- ]
    DCPL, LC

    Inside the Courts, Government and Law Libraries of the District of Columbia.
    DCPL, LC

    Harris, Charles Wesley. Congress and the governance of the Nation's Capital : the conflict of Federal and local interests. 1995.
    DCPL, LC

    Harris, Charles Wesley. Perspectives of political power in the District of Columbia : the views and opinions of 110 members of the local political elite. 1981.
    DCPL, LC

    Johnson, Craig L. (Craig Lawrence) and John L. Mikesell. The collapse of federal fiscal home rule in the District of Columbia : an analysis of municipal financial condition. 1998.
    LC

    Keeley, Robert V. D.C. governance : it's always been a matter of race and money. 1995
    LC

    Morales, Leslie Anderson. District of Columbia's battle for home rule : a bibliography.1988.
    DCPL, LC

    [Nelsen Commission] Report of the Commission on the Organization of the Government of the District of Columbia.
    DCPL, LC
    **recommendations implemented by Home Rule legislation

    United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the District of Columbia. Comparison of home rule bills for the District of Columbia; comparison of S. 1435 and the House amendments.
    DCPL, LC

    Taylor, Duane R. Home Rule in the District of Columbia: The First 500 Days.
    DCPL, LC

    D.C. Code v.1
    DCPL, LC


    Key

    DCPL=District of Columbia Public Library [catalog]

    HSW=The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. [website]

    LC=Library of Congress [catalog]

    GWU=George Washington University [catalog]


    Vertical File (VF)

    Various newspaper clippings and articles and pamphlets on Home Rule request at reference desk or at file desk

    Also check the online and card catalogs for other material dealing with specific aspects of home rule, including finance, taxation (commuter/reciprocal), retrocession, building heights, zoning, and the federal payment.

    Control Board (1995-2001)

    Official Name: District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority H.R. 1345, Pub. L. No. 104-8, 109 Stat. 97.153 (1995)
    for more information see Vertical File (VF) various newspaper clippings and articles and pamphlets request at reference desk or at file desk

    Delegate Norton's office is available to respond to questions: 202.225.8050

    Revitalization Plan (1997)
    Official name: National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997.

    Earlier Attempts at Home Rule/reorganization legislation:

    1943 Reorganization of the Government of the District of Columbia
    DCPL, LC

    1947 Reorganization and Home Rule
    DCPL, LC

    1948 Home Rule and Reorganization [Auchincloss Plan]
    DCPL, LC

    1959 District of Columbia Charter Act
    DCPL, LC

    United States. President (1963-1969 : Johnson) Home rule for the District of Columbia; communication from the President of the United States transmitting additional recommendations relative to home rule for the District of Columbia. 1965. 2 p. United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia. House document (United States. Congress. House) ; 89th Congress, 1st session, no. 254.

    1965 District of Columbia Home Rule, Delegate to House of Representatives
    LC

    1965 Home Rule (1965)
    DCPL, LC

    1970 Home Rule (1970)
    DCPL, LC

    D.C. Community Archives:

    http://www.dclibrary.org/washingtoniana/archives/index.html

    Personal papers and organizational records which would be useful for extended research into the subject.
    Papers of Julius Hobson, 1960-1977. (Collection 1)
    Papers of Harry S. Wender, 1940-1960. (Collection 9)
    Records of the League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia, 1930-1982. (Collection 33)
    Papers of Hilda Howland Mason, 1972-1977. (Collection 29)
    Records of Self-Determination for the District of Columbia, circa 1970-1980. (Collection 3)

    Matthew Gilmore, October 2001 (prev. December, 1997)

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