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110th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    110-134

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AUTHORIZING THE USE OF THE CAPITOL GROUNDS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 
               SPECIAL OLYMPICS LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN

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 May 8, 2007.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

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Mr. Oberstar, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                    [To accompany H. Con. Res. 123]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

  The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 123) 
authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of 
Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, having 
considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment 
and recommend that the concurrent resolution be agreed to.

                       PURPOSE OF THE LEGISLATION

    The purpose of House Concurrent Resolution 123 is to 
authorize the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of 
Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    The resolution authorizes the use of the Capitol Grounds 
for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement 
Torch Run. The Capitol Police, along with the D.C. Special 
Olympics, will participate in the torch run to be held on June 
8, 2007. The D.C. Special Olympics will work closely with the 
Capitol Police and the Architect of the Capitol to make sure 
that the event is in full compliance with the rules and 
regulations governing the use of the Capitol Grounds.
    The Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics is 
run nationwide by law enforcement officers, leading up to each 
state's or national Special Olympics Summer Games. Each year, 
nearly 50 local and federal law enforcement agencies in 
Washington, D.C., participate to show their support of the D.C. 
Special Olympics. This torch relay event is a traditional part 
of the opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics. For the 
fifth year, these opening ceremonies will take place at 
Catholic University in the District of Columbia.
    Each year approximately 2,500 Special Olympians of all ages 
compete in the D.C. Special Olympics in more than a dozen 
events. The event is supported by thousands of volunteers from 
the District and the region and is attended by thousands more 
family and friends of Special Olympians.

                       SUMMARY OF THE LEGISLATION

    Section 1 authorizes the use of the Capitol Grounds for 
District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run 
on June 8, 2007, or such other date as the Speaker of the House 
of Representatives and the Senate Committee on Rules and 
Administration may jointly designate.
    Section 2 requires the Capitol Police Board to take such 
actions as may be necessary to carry out the event.
    Section 3 allows the Architect of the Capitol to prescribe 
conditions for the physical preparations for the event.
    Section 4 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.

            LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

    On April 20, 2007, Subcommittee on Economic Development, 
Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Chairwoman Norton 
introduced H. Con. Res. 123. On May 2, 2007, the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure met in open session and 
ordered the resolution favorably reported to the House by voice 
vote.

                              RECORD 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 record 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. 123 reported. A motion to order H. Con. Res. 123 
reported favorably to the House was agreed to by voice vote 
with a quorum present.

                      COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS

    With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(I) 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 
section 308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
Committee references the report of the Congressional Budget 
Office included in the report.
    2. With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
performance goals and objectives of this legislation are to 
authorize the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of 
Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.
    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 enclosed cost estimate for H. Con. 
Res. 123 from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                       Washington, DC, May 3, 2007.
Hon. James L. Oberstar,
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. 123, a 
concurrent resolution authorizing the use of the Capitol 
grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law 
Enforcement Torch Run.
    If you wish further details on these estimates, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Matthew 
Pickford.
            Sincerely,
                                         Peter R. Orszag, Director.
    Enclosure.

H. Con. Res. 123--Authorizing the Use of the Capitol Grounds for the 
        District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

    H. Con. Res. 123 would authorize the 2007 District of 
Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run to be run 
through the Capitol Grounds on June 8, 2007, or on such other 
date as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate Committee on Rules and Administration may jointly 
designate. CBO estimates that passage of H. Con. Res. 123 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.

                     COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XXI

    Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, H. Con. Res. 123 does not contain any 
congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff 
benefits as defined in clause 9(d), 9(e), or 9(f) of rule XXI 
of the Rules of the House of Representatives.

                   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. 123 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. Con Res. 123 makes no changes in existing law.