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108th Congress                                                  Report
 1st Session       HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                     108-87
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 USE OF THE CAPITOL GROUNDS FOR THE NATIONAL PEACE OFFICERS' MEMORIAL 
                                SERVICE
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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. Con. Res. 96]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 96) 
authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National 
Peace Officers' Memorial Service, having considered the same, 
report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that 
the concurrent resolution be agreed to.

                         PURPOSE OF LEGISLATION

    The purpose of H. Con. Res. 96 is to authorize the use of 
the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers' Memorial 
Service.

                BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR THE LEGISLATION

    H. Con. Res. 96 was introduced by Mr. LaTourette and Ms. 
Norton. The resolution authorizes use of the Capitol Grounds 
for the 22nd Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service 
to be held on May 15, 2003. The memorial service will honor 
federal, state and local law enforcement officers killed in the 
line of duty in 2002. The Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of 
Police and its Auxiliary will work closely with the Capitol 
Police and the Architect of the Capitol to see that the event 
is in full compliance with the rules and regulations governing 
the use of the Capitol Grounds.

            LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

    No hearings were held in conjunction with ordering reported 
H. Con. Res. 96.
    On March 19, 2003, the Subcommittee met in open session and 
ordered reported H. Con. Res. 96, a resolution authorizing the 
use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers' 
Memorial Service. A motion by Ms. Norton to order H. Con. Res. 
96 favorably reported to the Full Committee was agreed to 
unanimously, by voice vote with a quorum present. There were no 
recorded votes taken during Subcommittee consideration of H. 
Con. Res. 96.
    On April 9, 2003, the Full Committee met in open session 
and ordered reported H. Con. Res. 96. A motion by Mr. 
LaTourette to order H. Con. Res. 96 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. Con. Res. 96.

                       SUMMARY OF THE LEGISLATION

Section 1. Authorization

    This section authorizes the use of the Capitol Grounds for 
the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service on May 15, 2003 
or such other date as the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate Rules and Administration 
Committee may jointly designate.

Section 2. Responsibility of Capitol Police Board

    This section requires the Capitol Police Board to take such 
actions as may be necessary to carry out the event.

Section 3. Conditions relating to physical preparation

    This section allows the Architect of the Capitol to 
prescribe conditions for the physical preparations for the 
event.

Section 4. Enforcement of restrictions

    This section requires the Capitol Police Board to enforce 
all applicable restrictions on the use of the Capitol Grounds, 
including those relating to sales, advertisements, displays, 
and solicitations.

                             ROLLCALL VOTES

    Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules 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 recorded votes taken in connection 
with ordering H. Con. Res. 96 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 resolution contains no measure that 
authorizes funding, so no statement of general performance and 
objectives for which any measure 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. Con. 
Res. 96 from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, April 10, 2002.
Hon. Don Young,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H. Con. Res. 96, a 
concurrent resolution authorizing the use of the Capitol 
grounds for the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service.
    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).
    Enclosure.

H. Con. Res. 96--Authorizing the use of the Capitol grounds for the 
        National Peace Officers' Memorial Service

    H. Con. Res. 96 would authorize the National Fraternal 
Order of Police to use the Capitol grounds on May 15, 2003, or 
on such other date as the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate Committee on Rules and 
Administration may jointly designate. Because it would require 
that the sponsors assume responsibility for all expenses and 
liabilities associated with the event, CBO estimates that 
passage of H. Con. Res. 96 would result in no significant cost 
to the Federal Government.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Matthew 
Pickford. The estimate was approved by Peter H. Fontaine, 
Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.

                   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. Con. Res. 96 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 were 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. Con. Res. 96 makes no changes to existing law.