U.S. Code, Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works

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Author: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel"

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§ 188b–1. Duties of Commission

(a) In general

     The Commission is hereby authorized and directed to supervise, hold, place, protect, and make known all works of art, historical objects, and exhibits within the Senate wing of the United States Capitol, any Senate Office Buildings, and in all rooms, spaces, and corridors thereof, which are the property of the United States, and in its judgment to accept any works of art, historical objects, or exhibits which may hereafter be offered, given, or devised to the Senate, its committees, and its officers for placement and exhibition in the Senate wing of the Capitol, the Senate Office Buildings, or in rooms, spaces, or corridors thereof.

(b) Issuance and publication of regulations

     The Commission shall prescribe such regulations as it deems necessary for the care, protection, and placement of such works of art, exhibits, and historical objects in the Senate wing of the Capitol and the Senate Office Buildings, and for their acceptance on behalf of the Senate, its committees, and officers. Such regulations shall be published in the Congressional Record at such time or times as the Commission may deem necessary for the information of the Members of the Senate and the public.

(c) Consistency of regulations

     Regulations authorized by the provisions of section 193 of this title to be issued by the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate for the protection of the Capitol, and any regulations issued, or activities undertaken, by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, or the Architect of the Capitol, in carrying out duties relating to the care, preservation, and protection of the Senate wing of the Capitol and the Senate Office Buildings, shall be consistent with such rules and regulations as the Commission may issue pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

(d) Responsibilities of Committee on Rules and Administration of Senate

     The Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate in consultation with the Architect of the Capitol and consistent with regulations prescribed by the Commission under subsection (b) of this section, shall have responsibility for the supervision, protection, and placement of all works of art, historical objects, and exhibits which shall have been accepted on behalf of the Senate by the Commission or acknowledged as United States property by inventory of the Commission, and which may be lodged in the Senate wing of the Capitol or the Senate Office Buildings by the Commission.

(Pub. L. 100–696, title IX, § 901(a), (b)(2), Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4610, 4611.)

Codification

     Section is based on section 2 of Senate Resolution No. 382, Ninetieth Congress, Oct. 1, 1968, which was enacted into permanent law and amended by Pub. L. 100–696.

Amendments

     1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–696, § 901(b)(2), substituted "protect, and make known" for "and protect" and "Senate wing of the United States Capitol, any Senate Office Buildings" for "Senate wing of the Capitol".

Section Referred to in Other Sections

     This section is referred to in section 188b–5 of this title.

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Chicago: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", "§ 188b– 1. Duties of Commission," U.S. Code, Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works in U.S. Code, Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2002), Original Sources, accessed January 27, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8EMIZ79UJG3KKZL.

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