Text: H.R.5731 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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110th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5731

To prohibit offices of the legislative branch from entering into a contract for the provision of goods or services within the Capitol Complex with any contractor who does not participate in the basic pilot program for employment eligibility verification, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 8, 2008

Mr. Gallegly (for himself and Mr. Smith of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration


A BILL

To prohibit offices of the legislative branch from entering into a contract for the provision of goods or services within the Capitol Complex with any contractor who does not participate in the basic pilot program for employment eligibility verification, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Secure the Capitol Act”.

SEC. 2. Requiring legislative branch contractors to participate in employment eligibility verification pilot program.

(a) Requiring participation In and compliance with program.—An office of the legislative branch may not enter into a contract for the provision of goods or services within the Capitol Complex with any contractor who employs individuals unless the contractor—

(1) elects to participate in the basic pilot program described in section 403(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note), and is in compliance with the terms and conditions of such election, with respect to all of its employees as well as those providing goods or services under the contract; and

(2) certifies that each of its subcontractors providing goods or services under the contract has elected to participate in such program, and is in compliance with the terms and conditions of such election, with respect to all of its employees as well as those providing goods or services under the subcontract.

SEC. 3. Capitol complex defined.

For purposes of this Act, the “Capitol Complex” consists of the following facilities together with their grounds:

(1) The United States Capitol (including the Capitol Visitor Center) and the Capitol Grounds.

(2) The Cannon, Longworth, Rayburn, and Ford House Office Buildings.

(3) The Russell, Dirksen, and Hart Senate Office Buildings.

(4) The House of Representatives Child Care Center and the Senate Employee Child Care Center.

(5) Any facility serving as a dormitory residence for Congressional pages.

(6) The United States Botanic Garden.

(7) The Jefferson, Madison, and Adams Buildings of the Library of Congress.

(8) The Capitol Power Plant.

(9) The United States Capitol Police Headquarters Building.

SEC. 4. Effective date; transition for current contracts.

(a) In general.—This Act shall apply with respect to contracts entered into after the expiration of the 30-day period which begins on the date of the enactment of this Act.

(b) Transition for current contracts.—Upon the enactment of this Act, each office of the legislative branch with a contract in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act which is described in section 2 shall obtain assurances from the contractor involved that the contractor will meet the requirements of such section prior to the expiration of the period described in subsection (a).