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111th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     111-470

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  AUTHORIZATION OF USE OF CAPITOL GROUNDS FOR DC SPECIAL OLYMPICS LAW 
                         ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN

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 May 4, 2010.--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. 263]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 263) 
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

    H. Con. Res. 263 authorizes the use of the Capitol Grounds 
for the 25th annual District of Columbia Special Olympics Law 
Enforcement Torch Run.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    The concurrent resolution authorizes the use of the Capitol 
Grounds for the 25th annual District of Columbia Special 
Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run on June 4, 2010.
    The Capitol Police, along with the District of Columbia 
(D.C.) Special Olympics, will participate in the torch run to 
be held on June 4, 2010. 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. Consistent with all Capitol Hill events, the D.C. 
Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run will be free and 
open to the public.
    The Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics is 
run nationwide by law enforcement officers, leading up to each 
State's or the National Special Olympics Summer Games. Each 
year, nearly 50 Federal and local law enforcement agencies in 
Washington, D.C., participate in the torch run to show their 
support for the D.C. Special Olympics. This torch relay event 
is a traditional part of the opening ceremonies for the Special 
Olympics. Since its inception, more than 15,000 District of 
Columbia citizens with disabilities have participated in the 
Special Olympics. Funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch 
Run for the Special Olympics help support year-round training 
and programs for the D.C. Special Olympics.
    Each year, approximately 2,500 Special Olympians of all 
ages compete in more than a dozen events in the D.C. Special 
Olympics. The event is supported by volunteers from the 
Washington, D.C. metropolitan region and is attended by 
thousands of family and friends from the area, making this a 
truly exceptional event for individuals with disabilities.

                       SUMMARY OF THE LEGISLATION

Section 1. Authorization of use of Capitol Grounds for the District of 
        Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

    Section 1 authorizes the use of the Capitol Grounds for the 
District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run 
on June 4, 2010, or such other date as the Speaker of the House 
of Representatives and the Senate Rules and Administration 
Committee may jointly designate.

Sec. 2. Responsibility of the Capitol Police Board

    Section 2 requires the Capitol Police Board to take such 
actions as may be necessary to carry out for the event.

Sec. 3. Conditions Relating to Physical Preparations

    Section 3 allows the Architect of the Capitol to prescribe 
conditions for the physical preparations for the event.

Sec. 4. Enforcement of Restrictions

    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

    In the 111th Congress, on February 4, 2009, Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency 
Management Chairwoman Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced H. Con. 
Res. 39. On February 12, 2009, the Committee on Transportation 
and Infrastructure met in open session and ordered the 
concurrent resolution reported favorably to the House by voice 
vote with a quorum present. On March 10, 2009, the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure reported the concurrent 
resolution, H. Rept. 111-34. On March 10, 2009, the House 
agreed to H. Con. Res. 39 by voice vote under suspension of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives. On March 17, 2009, the 
Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 39 by Unanimous Consent.
    On April 21, 2010, Chairwoman Norton introduced H. Con. 
Res. 263. On April 29, 2010, the Committee on Transportation 
and Infrastructure met in open session to consider H. Con. Res. 
263. The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure ordered 
the concurrent resolution, H. Con. Res. 263, reported favorably 
to the House by voice vote with a quorum present.

                              RECORD 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 recorded 
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 consideration of H. Con. Res. 263 or ordering to 
concurrent resolution reported. A motion to order H. Con. Res. 
263 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)(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 
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 objective of this legislation is 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. 263 from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.
                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, April 30, 2010.
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. 263, 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 this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Matthew 
Pickford.
            Sincerely,
                                              Douglas W. Elmendorf.
    Enclosure.

H. Con. Res. 263--A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of the 
        Capitol grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics 
        Law Enforcement Torch Run

    H. Con. Res. 263 would authorize the 2010 District of 
Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run to pass 
through the Capitol grounds on June 4, 2010, or on such a 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. 263 would result in 
no significant cost to the federal government. Enacting the 
legislation would not affect direct spending or revenues; 
therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures would not apply.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Matthew 
Pickford. This estimate was approved by Theresa Gullo, 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, the Committee is required to include a list 
of any congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited 
tariff benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of 
rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives. H. Con. 
Res. 263 does not contain any earmarks, limited tax benefits, 
or limited tariff benefits under clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of 
rule XXI.

                   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 (P.L. 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. 263 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 (P.L. 104-1).

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H. Con. Res. 263 makes no changes in existing law.