AUTHORIZING THE USE OF THE CAPITOL GROUNDS FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS CONGRESSIONAL FLAG PRESENTATION CEREMONY
(House of Representatives - April 12, 2016)

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 AUTHORIZING THE USE OF THE CAPITOL GROUNDS FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL FALLEN 
         FIREFIGHTERS CONGRESSIONAL FLAG PRESENTATION CEREMONY

  Mr. BARLETTA. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee 
on Transportation and Infrastructure be discharged from further 
consideration of House Concurrent Resolution 120, and ask for its 
immediate consideration in the House.

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  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. 120

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

     SECTION 1. USE OF CAPITOL GROUNDS FOR FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS 
                   CONGRESSIONAL FLAG PRESENTATION CEREMONY.

       (a) In General.--The Congressional Fire Services Institute 
     and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (in this 
     resolution referred to jointly as the ``sponsor'') shall be 
     permitted to sponsor a public event, the 3rd Annual Fallen 
     Firefighters Congressional Flag Presentation Ceremony (in 
     this resolution referred to as the ``event''), on the Capitol 
     Grounds in order to honor the firefighters who died in the 
     line of duty in 2015.
       (b) Date of Event.--The event shall be held on September 
     28, 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. 2. 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 sponsor shall assume 
     full responsibility for all expenses and liabilities incident 
     to all activities associated with the event.

     SEC. 3. EVENT PREPARATIONS.

       Subject to the approval of the Architect of the Capitol, 
     the sponsor is authorized to erect upon the Capitol Grounds 
     such stage, sound amplification devices, and other related 
     structures and equipment as may be required for the event.

     SEC. 4. ADDITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS.

       The Architect of the Capitol and the Capitol Police Board 
     are authorized to make such additional arrangements as may be 
     required to carry out the event.

     SEC. 5. ENFORCEMENT OF RESTRICTIONS.

       (a) In General.--Subject to subsection (b), 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, with respect 
     to the event.
       (b) Use of Fire Equipment.--Notwithstanding any other 
     provision of law, the Capitol Police Board may allow the 
     sponsor, as part of the event, to use traditional, hand-held 
     fire equipment, such as axes and Pulaski tools, and any other 
     fire equipment that the Board determines can be used in a 
     safe manner and will not cause damage to the Capitol Grounds 
     or harm to any individual.

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

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