AUTHORIZING THE USE OF THE CAPITOL GROUNDS FOR THE NATIONAL PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL SERVICE AND THE NATIONAL HONOR GUARD AND PIPE BAND EXHIBITION
(House of Representatives - April 12, 2016)

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[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 55 (Tuesday, April 12, 2016)]
[Page H1619]
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   AUTHORIZING THE USE OF THE CAPITOL GROUNDS FOR THE NATIONAL PEACE 
 OFFICERS MEMORIAL SERVICE AND THE NATIONAL HONOR GUARD AND PIPE BAND 
                               EXHIBITION

  Mr. BARLETTA. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee 
on Transportation and Infrastructure be discharged from further 
consideration of House Concurrent Resolution 117, and ask for its 
immediate consideration in the House.
  The Clerk read the title of the concurrent resolution.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the 
gentleman from Pennsylvania?
  There was no objection.
  The text of the concurrent resolution is as follows:

                            H. Con. Res. 117

       Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate 
     concurring),

     SECTION 1. USE OF THE CAPITOL GROUNDS FOR NATIONAL PEACE 
                   OFFICERS MEMORIAL SERVICE.

       (a) In General.--The Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of 
     Police and its auxiliary shall be permitted to sponsor a 
     public event, the 35th Annual National Peace Officers 
     Memorial Service (in this resolution referred to as the 
     ``Memorial Service''), on the Capitol Grounds, in order to 
     honor the law enforcement officers who died in the line of 
     duty during 2015.
       (b) Date of Memorial Service.--The Memorial Service shall 
     be held on May 15, 2016, or on such other date as the Speaker 
     of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Rules 
     and Administration of the Senate jointly designate, with 
     preparation for the event to begin on May 11, 2016.

     SEC. 2. USE OF THE CAPITOL GROUNDS FOR NATIONAL HONOR GUARD 
                   AND PIPE BAND EXHIBITION.

       (a) In General.--The Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of 
     Police and its auxiliary shall be permitted to sponsor a 
     public event, the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band 
     Exhibition (in this resolution referred to as the 
     ``Exhibition''), on the Capitol Grounds, in order to allow 
     law enforcement representatives to exhibit their ability to 
     demonstrate Honor Guard programs and provide for a bagpipe 
     exhibition.
       (b) Date of Exhibition.--The exhibition shall be held on 
     May 14, 2016, or on such other date as the Speaker of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Rules and 
     Administration of the Senate jointly designate.

     SEC. 3. TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

       (a) In General.--Under conditions to be prescribed by the 
     Architect of the Capitol and the Capitol Police Board, the 
     event shall be--
       (1) free of admission charge and open to the public; and
       (2) arranged not to interfere with the needs of Congress.
       (b) Expenses and Liabilities.--The sponsors of the Memorial 
     Service and Exhibition shall assume full responsibility for 
     all expenses and liabilities incident to all activities 
     associated with the events.

     SEC. 4. EVENT PREPARATIONS.

       Subject to the approval of the Architect of the Capitol, 
     the sponsors referred to in section 3(b) are authorized to 
     erect upon the Capitol Grounds such stage, sound 
     amplification devices, and other related structures and 
     equipment, as may be required for the Memorial Service and 
     Exhibition.

     SEC. 5. ENFORCEMENT OF RESTRICTIONS.

       The Capitol Police Board shall provide for enforcement of 
     the restrictions contained in section 5104(c) of title 40, 
     United States Code, concerning sales, advertisements, 
     displays, and solicitations on the Capitol Grounds, as well 
     as other restrictions applicable to the Capitol Grounds, in 
     connection with the events.

  The concurrent resolution was agreed to.
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

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