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MATERIAL SUPPLIED FOR THE RECORD
District of Columbia government:

Bryan, Irving, Assistant Corporation Counsel, Chief, Legislation and

Opinions Division, letter dated July 1, 1963, to Chairman Multer,
memorandum dated June 27, 1963, and Order No. 61-1054 dated Page
June 19, 1961

102

Tobriner, Hon. Walter N., President, Board of Commissioners:

Report on H.R. 59 and H.R. 679 dated June 5, 1963...

10

Report on H.R. 5882 dated June 3, 1963.

27

Report on S. 646 dated August 2, 1963.-

104

Zoning Commission: R. O. Clouser, Director of Planning:

Letter from Pedro A. Sanjuan, Director, Special Protocol Services,

Department of State, dated July 18, 1963-

101

Letter dated July 26, 1963, to Chairman McMillan with memoran-

dum enclosed..

92

District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency, Phil A. Doyle, Ex-

ecutive Director, report on H.R. 59 dated February 13, 1963..

13

Kalorama Citizens Association, G. M. Koockogey, vice president, copy

of order of the Board of Zoning Adjustment on appeal No. 7149.-

53

Metropolitan Washington Board of Trade, Charles E. Phillips, president:

Letter dated June 5, 1963..

32

Letter dated June 22, 1963.-

32

National Capital Planning Commission, Mrs. James H. Rowe, Jr., Chair-

man, report on H.R. 59 dated June 26, 1963.-

54

Progressive Citizens Association of Georgetown, Peter Belin, president,

letter dated February 15, 1963, to Chairman McMillan, with letter to

Senator Fulbright enclosed..

38

Rock Creek East Neighborhood League, Inc., Mrs. William Stuart Nelson:

Copy of appeal No. 6753.

44

Supplemental statement.

45

State, Department of:

Crockett, Hon. William J., Deputy Under Secretary for Administra-

tion:

List of chancery locations, numbered.

74

Map showing positions of chanceries

facing 76

Dutton, Hon Frederick G., Assistant Secretary for Congressional

Relations:

Letter dated June 19, 1963, from Hon. Thomas J. McIntyre, a

U.S. Senator from the State of New Hampshire.-

62

Letter dated July 8, 1963, to Hon. Thomas J. McIntyre.

63

Letter dated August 1, 1963, to Chairman McMillan.

List of U.S. Diplomatic Posts with zoning restrictions and re-

marks.

66

Appendix:

Correspondence between Chairman McMillan and Hon. William J.

Crockett, Deputy Under Secretary of State for Administration....

113

Letter dated September 17, 1963, to Hon. Frederick G. Dutton,

Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations, from

Chairman McMillan..

125

Letter dated October 3, 1963, from Hon. Frederick G. Dutton, Assist-

ant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations, to Chairman

McMillan.

125

Pratt, John H., Morris, Pearce, Gardner & Pratt, letter dated August

23, 1963, to Chairman McMillan...

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HOME REPAIR TAX INCENTIVES AND ZONING

RESTRICTIONS ON FOREIGN CHANCERIES

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1963

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 3 OF THE
COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice at 11:51 a.m. in room 445-A, Cannon House Office Building, Hon. Abraham J. Multer (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Representatives Multer, Huddleston, Broyhill, Springer, and Horton,

Also present: James T. Clark, clerk; Hayden S. Garber, counsel; Donald Tubridy, minority clerk, and Leonard O. Hilder, investigator.

(H.R. 59 and H.R. 679 are as follows:)

(H.R. 59, 88th Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To provide for the protection of residential and business realty in the District of Columbia which is

not substandard and which is held by homeowners and small businessmen in urban renewal project areas in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) section 6 of the Act of August 14, 1894 (D.C. Code, sec. 47–705), is amended by inserting “(a)” after “SEC. 6.", and by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:

“(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any increase in the value of the tract or lot of real property on which the taxpayer's personal residence is located (or of the improvements thereon) which is the result of the repair, alteration, renovation, or restoration of such residence shall be disregarded in making the valuation of the property under subsection (a) for the fiscal year in which such repair, alteration, renovation, or restoration is completed and for the four succeeding fiscal years; except that such increase shall not be so disregarded with respect to any fiscal year if at the close of such year the taxpayer who made the repair, alteration, renovation, or restoration is no longer the owner of the property. As used in the preceding sentence, the term 'taxpayer's personal residence' means real property which is owned by the taxpayer or his spouse or both at the time of the repair, alteration, renovation, or restoration in volved and is occupied by them or either of them as their personal residence at such time or within six months thereafter."

(b) The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply only with respect to repairs, alterations, renovation, and restoration completed in fiscal years ending after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 2. (a) Section 3(a) of title III of the District of Columbia Income and Franchise Tax Act of 1947 (D.C. Code, sec. 47–1557b(a)) is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph:

“(16) EXPENSES OF HOME REPAIR, MAINTENANCE, ALTERATIONS, AND ADDITIONS.-In the case of an individual, the expenses paid during the taxable year for the repair and maintenance of, or alterations or additions to, thủ "personal residence of the taxpayer. The deduction under this paragraph shall be allowable only to the extent of the aggregate

of such expenses actually paid by the taxpayer, and in no case shall it exceed $2,000. Such deduction shall be applicable only to expenses which are not otherwise allowable as deductions in computing net income under section 1 of this title. As used in this paragraph, the term 'personal residence of the taxpayer' means real property which is owned by the taxpayer or his spouse or both at the time of the repair, maintenance, alterations, or additions involved and is occupied by them or either of them as their personal residence at such time or within six months thereafter."

(b) The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply only with respect to expenses paid during taxable years beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(H.R. 679, 88th Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To provide certain incentives for the repair, improvement, renovation, and restoration of residential and commercial property under the tax laws of the District of Columbia, to provide that existing housing in urban renewal areas in the District of Columbia shall be rehabilitated, restored, and preserved in all possible cases, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Sta'es of America in Congress assembled, That (a) section 6 of the Act of August 14, 1894 (D.C. Code, sec. 47–705), is amended by inserting “(a)" after “Sec. 6.", and by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:

“(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any increase in the value of the tract or lot of real property on which the taxpayer's personal residence is located (or of the improvements thereon) which is the result of the repair, alteration, renovation, or restoration of such residence shall be disregarded in making the valuation of the property under subsection (a) for the fiscal year in which such repair, alteration, renovation, or restoration is completed and for the four succeeding fiscal years. As used in the preceding sentence, the term 'taxpaver's personal residence' means real property which is owned by the taxpayer or his spouse or both at the time of the repair, alteration, renovation, or restoration involved and is occupied by them or either of them as their personal residence at such time or within six months thereafter."

(b, The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply only with respect to repairs, alterations, renovation, and restoration completed in fiscal years ending after the date of the enactment of this Act.

Sec. 2. (a) Section 3(a) of title III of the District of Columbia Income and Franchise Tax Act of 1947 (D.C. Code, sec. 47–1557b(a)) is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph:

"(16) EXPENSES OF HOME REPAIR, MAINTENANCE, ALTERATIONS, AND ADDITIONS.-In the case of an individual, the expenses paid during the taxable year for the repair and maintenance of, or alterations or additions to, the personal residence of the taxpayer. The deduction under this paragraph shall be allowable only to the extent of the aggregate of such expenses actually paid by the taxpayer, and in no case shall it exceed $2,000. Such deductior shall be applicable only to expenses which are not otherwise allowable as deductions in computing net income under section 1 of this title. As used in this paragraph, the term 'personal residence of the taxpayer' means real property which is owned by the taxpayer or his spouse or both at the time of the repair, maintenance, alterations, or additions, involved and is occupied by them or either of them as their personal residence at such time or within six months thereafter."

(b) The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply only with respect to expenses paid during taxable years beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 3. Section 7 of the District of Columbia Redevelopment Act of 1945 (D.C. Code, sec. 5-706) is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: (j) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act

“(1) housing (including both residential and commercial structures) which are not substandard in project area shall be preserved and shall not be demolished or included in the acquisition and assembling by the Agency of the real property in such area; and

“(2) the owner of any substandard structure (residential or commercial) which can be rehabilitated or restored to good condition in a project area shall be encouraged and assisted by the Agency to undertake and carry out such rehabilitation or restoration, and such structure shall not be demolished or included in the acquisition and assembling by the Agency of the real property in such area unless such owner, after having had a reasonable time following notification by the Agency to complete such rehabilitation or restoration, has failed to do so; and in the case of any such failure the Agency, after acquiring the structure, shall it self provide for such rehabilitation or restoration whenever it determines that such rehabilitation or restoration is desirable or appropriate and shall dispose of the structure so rehabilitated or restored at such time and on such terms and conditions as it may determine to be in the

public interest.' Sec. 4. The Act entitled “An Act providing for the zoning of the District of Columbia and the regulation of the location, height, bulk, and uses of buildings and other structures and of the uses of land in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes”, approved June 20, 1938, as amended (D.C. Code, sec. 5–413 et seq.), is amended by redesignating section 17 as section 18 and by inserting after section 16 the following new section:

“Sec. 17. The provisions of this Act shall apply to chanceries and other business-type buildings of foreign nations in the District of Columbia, so as to conform with the general practice among nations of requiring the observance (by countries with which they maintain diplomatic relations) of their laws and zoning regulations in the location of such buildings; and the Zoning Commission shall accordingly include in its regulations under the first section of his Act such provisions as may be necessary to insure that such buildings are hereafter located only in areas appropriately zoned for such purposes.'

STATEMENT OF HON. JOHN KYL, A U.S. REPRESENTATIVE IN

CONGRESS FOR THE FOURTH DISTRICT FROM THE STATE OF IOWA

Mr. MULTER. We would like to hear from Mr. Kyl now.

Representative Kyl. If you would like to delay this hearing until some other time, I would consider it no personal affront whatsoever.

Mr. MULTER. I think in view of the time that that might be the better thing to do.

Mr. Pedro San Juan is here, Deputy Chief of Protocol of the Department of State.

Can you come back at another time, sir?
Mr. SAN JUAN. Yes, sir.

Mr. MULTER. I think it would be preferable than trying to finish this in the 4 minutes that we have available to us. And then we have, of course, Mr. Phillips and Mr. Wixon and Mr. Bryan of the Corporation Counsel's Office, and we have Mr. Doyle of the Redevelopment Land Agency and Mr. Mascioli of the Kalorama Triangle Restoration Society.

I am sorry we kept you here all morning, but I do think it would be better if we set this down to another date when we can hear it more leisurely.

This committee is adjourned subject to call of the Chair.

(Whereupon, at 11:58 a.m., the subcommittee adjourned subject to the call of the Chair.)

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