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retailers enter a Community Benefit Agreement with a Community Benefits Coalition. BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, that this act may be cited as the "Large Retailer Community Agreement Act of 2011". Sec. 2. Title 47 of the District of Columbia Official Code is amended by creating a new Chapter 47-4701 to read as follows: §47 Retailers and Community Benefits Agreements § 47-4701.01 Definitions
(1) “Large Retailer” means any person who: Operates a retail store that is located within the geographic boundaries of the District of Columbia and that derives a majority of its revenue from retail sales of goods for use or consumption, but not for retail; and For which the indoor premises of the retail store comprise 75,000 square feet or more. The indoor premises of adjacent stores shall be aggregated if the stores share check stands, management, a controlling ownership interest, a warehouse, or a distribution facility. 1
(2) “Community Benefits Coalition” means a broad-based coalition of individuals and entities that are reflective of the community in which the retail store is located. “Community Benefits Agreement” means a legally binding contract between a community benefits coalition and a Large Retailer for a specific retail store. § 47-4701.02 Basic Business License for Large Retailers
A business license for a Large Retailer shall be issued or renewed only after the Large Retailer has entered into a Community Benefits Agreement or demonstrated a good faith effort to enter into a Community Benefits Agreement. Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement. The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Code § 1-233(c)(3)). Sec. 4. This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Code § 1-233(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.