Text: H.R.4645 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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113th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4645

    To authorize any office of the Federal Government which owns or 
   operates a parking area for the use of its employees to install, 
 construct, operate, and maintain a battery recharging station in the 
                     area, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 9, 2014

   Ms. Lofgren (for herself, Mr. Massie, Ms. Eshoo, and Mr. Woodall) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                    Oversight and Government Reform

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                                 A BILL


 
    To authorize any office of the Federal Government which owns or 
   operates a parking area for the use of its employees to install, 
 construct, operate, and maintain a battery recharging station in the 
                     area, 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 ``Electric Vehicle Charging Offers 
Modern Utility Terminals for Employees Act'' or the ``EV-COMUTE Act''.

SEC. 2. OPERATION OF BATTERY RECHARGING STATIONS IN PARKING AREAS USED 
              BY FEDERAL EMPLOYEES.

    (a) Authorization.--
            (1) In general.--The head of any office of the Federal 
        Government which owns or operates a parking area for the use of 
        its employees (either directly or indirectly through a 
        contractor) may install, construct, operate, and maintain on a 
        reimbursable basis a battery recharging station in such area 
        for the use of privately owned vehicles of employees of the 
        office and others who are authorized to park in such area.
            (2) Use of vendors.--The head of an office may carry out 
        paragraph (1) through a contract with a vendor, under such 
        terms and conditions (including terms relating to the 
        allocation between the office and the vendor of the costs of 
        carrying out the contract) as the head of the office and the 
        vendor may agree to.
    (b) Imposition of Fees To Cover Costs.--
            (1) Fees.--The head of an office of the Federal Government 
        which operates and maintains a battery recharging station under 
        this Act shall charge fees to the individuals who use the 
        station in such amount as is necessary to ensure that office 
        recovers all of the costs it incurs in installing, 
        constructing, operating, and maintaining the station.
            (2) Deposit and availability of fees.--Any fees collected 
        by the head of an office under this subsection shall be--
                    (A) deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the 
                appropriations account for salaries and expenses of the 
                office; and
                    (B) available for obligation without further 
                appropriation during--
                            (i) the fiscal year collected; and
                            (ii) the fiscal year following the fiscal 
                        year collected.
    (c) No Effect on Existing Programs for House and Senate.--Nothing 
in this Act may be construed to affect the installation, construction, 
operation, or maintenance of battery recharging stations by the 
Architect of the Capitol--
            (1) under Public Law 112-170 (2 U.S.C. 2171), relating to 
        employees of the House of Representatives and individuals 
        authorized to park in any parking area under the jurisdiction 
        of the House of Representatives on the Capitol Grounds; or
            (2) under Public Law 112-167 (2 U.S.C. 2170), relating to 
        employees of the Senate and individuals authorized to park in 
        any parking area under the jurisdiction of the Senate on the 
        Capitol Grounds.

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    This Act shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2015 and each 
succeeding fiscal year.
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