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H.R. 1468: Securities and Exchange Commission Real Estate Leasing Authority Revocation Act


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 14, 2022 (Passed the House).


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117th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 1468

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To amend title 40, United States Code, to eliminate the leasing authority of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Securities and Exchange Commission Real Estate Leasing Authority Revocation Act.

2.

Leasing of space for Securities and Exchange Commission

(a)

In general

Section 3304 of title 40, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(e)

Leasing of space for Securities and Exchange Commission

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on and after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Securities and Exchange Commission may not lease general purpose office space. The Administrator may lease such space for the Securities and Exchange Commission under section 585 and this chapter.

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(b)

Limitation on statutory construction

The amendment made by subsection (a) may not be construed to invalidate or otherwise affect a lease entered into by the Securities and Exchange Commission before the date of enactment of this Act.

3.

Independent leasing authorities

(a)

In general

The Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate, and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate a report on the review described in subsection (b).

(b)

Review

The Comptroller General shall complete a review under which the Comptroller General shall update the 2016 report of the Comptroller General (GAO–16–648) with a specific focus on the following:

(1)

Updating the information included in Appendix II: Federal Entities That Reported Having Independent Leasing Authority for Domestic Offices and Warehouses of such report.

(2)

Determining to what extent Federal entities with independent leasing authorities have had such authorities rescinded or amended and the number and amount of office and warehouse space such entities lease.

(3)

Determining to what extent have agencies with independent leasing authority utilized the General Services Administration for leasing, including utilization of delegation of authority.

(4)

Identifying progress made on implementing the recommendations in such report.

Passed the House of Representatives September 14, 2022.

Cheryl L. Johnson,

Clerk.