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104th Congress Report
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
2d Session 104-488
1996 NATIONAL PEACE OFFICERS' MEMORIAL SERVICE
March 20, 1996.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be
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
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
(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.