I admit I was caught flat-footed. The Washington, D.C., legislature passed a new Non-Profit Corporation Act that went into effect in January, and it was news to me. I’m the kind of guy who is supposed to know things like this, not just because I’m a non-profit lawyer in D.C., but also because I’ve been tracking legislation at all levels of government since I was in high school. Even a casual observer would have to be blind to miss something as significant as a complete rewrite of the state statute governing thousands of non-profit organizations, many of which are household names in America.
So, how did I miss this?