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H.R. 2502 (116th): Transparency in Federal Buildings Projects Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Dec 23, 2020 (Passed Congress).


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One Hundred Sixteenth Congress of the United States of America

At the Second Session

H. R. 2502

AN ACT

To amend title 40, United States Code, to require certain prospectuses for public buildings to be made publicly available, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Transparency in Federal Buildings Projects Act of 2019.

2.

Public availability of building project information

(a)

In general

Chapter 33 of title 40, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

3318.

Availability of Federal building project information

(a)

In general

Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this section, and, at a minimum, on a quarterly basis thereafter, the Administrator shall make publicly available on a subpage of the website of the General Services Administration all prospectuses submitted pursuant to sections 3307 and 3316, and associated information subject to the following requirements:

(1)

The Administrator shall maintain such information in an easily accessible and readable, organized, downloadable, and searchable format.

(2)

The Administrator shall ensure the information is current and prospectuses and associated information updated on a regular basis.

(3)

The information required under this section shall be inclusive for a period of not less than 10 years.

(4)

The information shall include—

(A)

the last date on which the relevant webpage was updated;

(B)

approval dates of respective authorizing resolutions by each committee of jurisdiction, if applicable;

(C)

copies of respective committee of jurisdiction resolutions authorizing such prospectuses, as appropriate;

(D)

cross-references to any resubmitted or amended prospectuses and associated resolutions; and

(E)

such other information as determined by the Administrator.

(b)

Definitions

In this section, the following definitions apply:

(1)

Prospectus

The term prospectus means prospectuses, building surveys, and factsheets submitted to the committees of jurisdiction pursuant to sections 3307 and 3316.

(2)

Committees of jurisdiction

The term committees of jurisdiction means the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate.

(3)

Associated information

The term associated information means resolutions approved by the committees of jurisdiction and other information as required pursuant to subsection (a).

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(b)

Conforming amendment

The table of chapters for chapter 33 of title 40, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

3318. Availability of Federal building project information.

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Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.