12: Honoraria and Outside Income
is Honoraria and Outside Income?
(DC Official Code § 1-1108.01)
Honoraria is defined
as “payment of money or anything of value for an appearance,
speech, or article by the public official, except that there
shall not be taken into account, for purposes of the Campaign
Finance Act, any reimbursement for or payment of actual and
necessary travel expenses incurred.” An honorarium is
considered received in the year in which the right to receive
the honorarium accrues.
Outside income is
defined as “any fixed payment at required intervals for
services rendered, self-employment, and royalties for any publications.”
of Honoraria and Outside Income Disclosure Statements
each member of the Council of the District of Columbia, and
each member of the Board of Education are required to file the
Honoraria and Outside Income Disclosure Statement annually,
not later than May 15 of every calendar year in which they serve;
within 90 days of the end of their service, if the filer ceases
to serve prior to May 15 of any year; and within 30 days of
any change in any information contained therein.
and Outside Income Limits
(DC Official Code § 1-1108.01(a))
The Mayor, the Chairman
of the Council, and any member of the Mayor’s or the Chairman’s
immediate family, are prohibited from accepting royalties for
the works of the Mayor or of the Chairman of the Council that
exceed $10,000.00 in the aggregate during any calendar year.
A royalty is considered received during the calendar year in
which the right to receive the royalty accrues.
The Mayor, the Chairman
of the Council, any member of the Council or of the Board of
Education, or any member of their immediate family, are prohibited
from receiving honoraria exceeding $10,000.00 in any calendar
Any royalty or part
of a royalty, or any honorarium or part of an honorarium paid
to a charitable organization by or on behalf of any of the foregoing
public officials shall not be calculated as part of an aggregate
and Outside Income must be disclosed annually by the Mayor,
the Chairman and each member of the Council, and the President
and each member of the Board of Education.
may not exceed $10,000.00 in any calendar year.
- The Mayor,
the Chairman of the Council, and any member of their immediate
families, are prohibited from receiving royalties in excess
of $10,000.00 during any calendar year for the works of the
Mayor or Chairman.