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108th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                     108-84
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 DESIGNATION OF TONY HALL FEDERAL BUILDING AND UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE

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 May 1, 2003.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

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     Mr. Young of Alaska, from the Committee on Transportation and 
                Infrastructure, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 281]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 281) to designate the Federal 
building and United States courthouse located at 200 West 2nd 
Street in Dayton, Ohio, as the ``Tony Hall Federal Building and 
United States Courthouse'', having considered the same, report 
favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill 
do pass.

                       PURPOSE OF THE LEGISLATION

    The purpose of H.R. 281 is to designate the Federal 
Building and United States Courthouse at 200 West 2nd Street in 
Dayton, Ohio as the ``Tony Hall Federal Building and United 
States Courthouse.''

                BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR THE LEGISLATION

    Tony Hall was born in Dayton, Ohio on January 16, 1942. He 
graduated from Fairmont High School in 1960 and from Denison 
University in 1964. After graduation, Tony Hall served for two 
years in the United States Peace Corps, returning in 1966.
    In 1969, Tony Hall was elected to serve in the Ohio General 
Assembly. In 1972, he was elected to serve in the Ohio Senate 
until 1978, at which time he was elected to the United States 
House of Representatives.
    During his time in the House, Congressman Hall was an 
outspoken advocate for combating world hunger, protecting human 
rights, and promoting humanitarian causes--including basic 
education, adult literacy, immunization and other child 
survival programs, and sustainable agriculture in developing 
countries. Congressman Hall served as Chairman of the House 
Select Committee on Hunger from 1989 until it was abolished in 
1993, then fasted for 22 days to draw worldwide attention to 
the scourge of hunger. He served on the Rules Committee in 
addition to numerous other committee assignments.
    In 2002, Congressman Hall resigned his seat to accept 
appointment as United States Ambassador to the United Nations 
food and agriculture agencies.

                       SUMMARY OF THE LEGISLATION

Section 1. Designation

    This section designates the Federal Building and United 
States Courthouse located at 200 West 2nd Street in Dayton, 
Ohio as the ``Tony Hall Federal Building and United States 
Courthouse.''

Section 2. References

    This section clarifies that any reference to the Federal 
Building and Courthouse located at 200 West 2nd Street, Dayton, 
Ohio, in any law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other 
record be deemed a reference to the ``Tony Hall Federal 
Building and United States Courthouse.''

            LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

    No hearings were held in conjunction with ordering reported 
H.R. 281.
    On April 9, 2003, the Full Committee met in open session 
and ordered reported H.R. 281, a bill designating the Federal 
Building and United States Courthouse located at 200 West 2nd 
Street in Dayton, Ohio as the ``Tony Hall Federal Building and 
United States Courthouse.'' A motion by Mr. LaTourette to order 
H.R. 281 favorably reported to the House was agreed to by the 
Full Committee unanimously, by voice vote with a quorum 
present. There were no recorded votes taken during Committee 
consideration of H.R. 281.

                             ROLLCALL VOTES

    Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the House of Representatives 
requires each committee report to include the total number of 
votes cast for and against on each rollcall vote on a motion to 
report and on any amendment offered to the measure or matter, 
and the names of those members voting for and against. There 
were no rollcall votes taken in ordering H.R. 281 favorably 
reported.

                      COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS

    With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(1) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee's oversight findings and recommendations are 
reflected in this report.

                          COST OF LEGISLATION

    Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives does not apply where a cost estimate and 
comparison prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office under section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 has been timely submitted prior to the filing of the 
report and is included in the report. Such a cost estimate is 
included in this report.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XIII

    1. With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(2) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, and 
308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee 
references the report of the Congressional Budget Office 
included below.
    2. With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee advises that the bill contains no measure that 
authorizes funding, so no statement of general performance and 
objectives for which any measure that authorizes funding is 
required.
    3. With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(3) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
Committee has received the following cost estimate for H.R. 281 
from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, April 10, 2003.
Hon. Don Young,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed the following legislation, as ordered reported by the 
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on April 
9, 2003:
           H.R. 1018, a bill to designate the building 
        located at 1 Federal Plaza in New York, New York, as 
        the ``James L. Watson United States Court of 
        International Trade Building''; and
           H.R. 281, a bill to designate the federal 
        building located at 200 West 2nd Street in Dayton, 
        Ohio, as the ``Tony Hall Federal Building and United 
        States Courthouse.''
    CBO estimates that their enactment would have no 
significant impact on the federal budget and would not affect 
direct spending or revenues. These bills contain no 
intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on 
state, local, or tribal governments.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Matthew 
Pickford.
            Sincerely,
                                          Barry B. Anderson
                               (For Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Director).

                   CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY STATEMENT

    Pursuant to clause (3)(d)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, committee reports on a bill or 
joint resolution of a public character shall include a 
statement citing the specific powers granted to the Congress in 
the Constitution to enact the measure. The Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure finds that Congress has the 
authority to enact this measure pursuant to its powers granted 
under article I, section 8 of the Constitution.

                       FEDERAL MANDATES STATEMENT

    The Committee adopts as its own the estimate of federal 
mandates prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office pursuant to section 423 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act. (Public Law 104-4).

                        PREEMPTION CLARIFICATION

    Section 423 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
requires the report of any Committee on a bill or joint 
resolution to include a statement on the extent to which the 
bill or joint resolution is intended to preempt state, local or 
tribal law. The Committee states that H.R. 281 does not preempt 
any state, local, or tribal law.

                      ADVISORY COMMITTEE STATEMENT

    No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act are created by this 
legislation.

                APPLICABILITY TO THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

    The Committee finds that the legislation does not relate to 
the terms and conditions of employment or access to public 
services or accommodations within the meaning of section 
102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act. (Public Law 
104-1).

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H.R. 281 makes no changes in existing law.