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104th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 2d Session                                                     104-488
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             1996 NATIONAL PEACE OFFICERS' MEMORIAL SERVICE

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   March 20, 1996.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                    [To accompany H. Con. Res. 147]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 147) 
authorizing the use of the Capitol grounds for the 15th annual 
National Peace Officers' Memorial Service, having considered 
the same, report favorably thereon without amendment and 
recommend that the concurrent resolution be agreed to.
    House Concurrent Resolution 147 would authorize the use of 
the Capitol Grounds on May 15, 1996, for the fifteenth annual 
National Peace Officers' Memorial Service. This public event 
honors those police officers who have died in the line of duty 
this past year. In 1995, 155 peace officers died, many of them 
victims of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, bombing.
    This service began in 1963, when the late President John F. 
Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers' 
Memorial Day. The first annual observance took place on the 
Capitol Grounds in 1982, with an audience of only one hundred 
twenty-five. However, this year the memorial service is 
expected to draw two thousand friends and family members of 
officers killed in the line of duty. In addition, fifteen 
thousand local, state, and federal police officers are expected 
to attend the event to honor their fallen comrades.
    This year the United States Capitol Police have the special 
honor of serving as the host agency for the memorial service. 
The program will be held on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol 
and will be free of charge. The Architect of the Capitol and 
the Capitol Police Board will set the conditions governing the 
memorial service.
    If there is a difficulty with the May 15, 1996 date, a new 
date may be jointly selected by the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate.

                        compliance with rule xi

    With respect to the requirements of clause 2(l)(3) of rule 
XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives:
    (1) The Committee did not hold hearings on this 
legislation.
    (2) The requirements of section 308(a)(1) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 are not applicable to this 
legislation since it does not provide new budget authority or 
new or increased tax expenditures.
    (3) The Committee has received no report from the Committee 
on Government Reform and Oversight of oversight findings and 
recommendations arrived at under clause 4(C)(2) of rule X of 
the Rules of the House of Representatives.
    (4) With respect to clause 2(l)(3)(C) of rule XI of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives and section 403 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, a cost estimate by the 
Congressional Budget Office is not provided.

                     inflationary impact statement

    Under clause (2)(l)(4) of rule XI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure estimates that enactment of the House Concurrent 
Resolution 147 will have no significant inflationary impact on 
prices and costs in the operation of the national economy.

                          cost of legislation

    Clause 7(a) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires a statement of the estimated cost to 
the United States which will be incurred in carrying out House 
Concurrent Resolution 147, as reported, in fiscal year 1997, 
and each of the following 5 years. The carrying out of this 
legislation is not expected to result in any increased costs to 
the United States.

                       committee actions and vote

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved 
and ordered reported House Concurrent Resolution 147 
unanimously by voice vote, a quorum being present, at a meeting 
of the Committee on March 7, 1996.