H. CON. RES. 35
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 20, 2017
Mr. Barletta (for himself and Mr. Johnson of Georgia) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition.
Use of the capitol grounds for national peace officers memorial service
The Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police and its auxiliary shall be permitted to sponsor a public event, the 36th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service (in this resolution referred to as the
Memorial Service), on the Capitol Grounds, in order to honor the law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty during 2016.
Date of memorial service
The Memorial Service shall be held on May 15, 2017, 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, with preparation for the event to begin on May 11, 2017, and take-down completed on May 16, 2017.
Use of the capitol grounds for national honor guard and pipe band exhibition
The Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police and its auxiliary shall be permitted to sponsor a public event, the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition (in this resolution referred to as the
Exhibition), on the Capitol Grounds, in order to allow law enforcement representatives to exhibit their ability to demonstrate Honor Guard programs and provide for a bagpipe exhibition.
Date of exhibition
The exhibition shall be held on May 14, 2017, 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.
Terms and conditions
Under conditions to be prescribed by the Architect of the Capitol and the Capitol Police Board, the event shall be—
free of admission charge and open to the public; and
arranged not to interfere with the needs of Congress.
Expenses and liabilities
The sponsors of the Memorial Service and Exhibition shall assume full responsibility for all expenses and liabilities incident to all activities associated with the events.
Subject to the approval of the Architect of the Capitol, the sponsors referred to in section 3(b) are authorized to erect upon the Capitol Grounds such stage, sound amplification devices, and other related structures and equipment, as may be required for the Memorial Service and Exhibition.
Enforcement of restrictions
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, in connection with the events.