Text: H.R.5731 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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110th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5731

  To prohibit offices of the legislative branch from entering into a 
  contract for the provision of goods or services within the Capitol 
Complex with any contractor who does not participate in the basic pilot 
    program for employment eligibility verification, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 8, 2008

   Mr. Gallegly (for himself and Mr. Smith of Texas) introduced the 
     following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House 
                             Administration

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                                 A BILL


 
  To prohibit offices of the legislative branch from entering into a 
  contract for the provision of goods or services within the Capitol 
Complex with any contractor who does not participate in the basic pilot 
    program for employment eligibility verification, and for other 
                               purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Secure the Capitol Act''.

SEC. 2. REQUIRING LEGISLATIVE BRANCH CONTRACTORS TO PARTICIPATE IN 
              EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PILOT PROGRAM.

    (a) Requiring Participation In and Compliance With Program.--An 
office of the legislative branch may not enter into a contract for the 
provision of goods or services within the Capitol Complex with any 
contractor who employs individuals unless the contractor--
            (1) elects to participate in the basic pilot program 
        described in section 403(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform 
        and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note), 
        and is in compliance with the terms and conditions of such 
        election, with respect to all of its employees as well as those 
        providing goods or services under the contract; and
            (2) certifies that each of its subcontractors providing 
        goods or services under the contract has elected to participate 
        in such program, and is in compliance with the terms and 
        conditions of such election, with respect to all of its 
        employees as well as those providing goods or services under 
        the subcontract.

SEC. 3. CAPITOL COMPLEX DEFINED.

    For purposes of this Act, the ``Capitol Complex'' consists of the 
following facilities together with their grounds:
            (1) The United States Capitol (including the Capitol 
        Visitor Center) and the Capitol Grounds.
            (2) The Cannon, Longworth, Rayburn, and Ford House Office 
        Buildings.
            (3) The Russell, Dirksen, and Hart Senate Office Buildings.
            (4) The House of Representatives Child Care Center and the 
        Senate Employee Child Care Center.
            (5) Any facility serving as a dormitory residence for 
        Congressional pages.
            (6) The United States Botanic Garden.
            (7) The Jefferson, Madison, and Adams Buildings of the 
        Library of Congress.
            (8) The Capitol Power Plant.
            (9) The United States Capitol Police Headquarters Building.

SEC. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE; TRANSITION FOR CURRENT CONTRACTS.

    (a) In General.--This Act shall apply with respect to contracts 
entered into after the expiration of the 30-day period which begins on 
the date of the enactment of this Act.
    (b) Transition for Current Contracts.--Upon the enactment of this 
Act, each office of the legislative branch with a contract in effect on 
the date of the enactment of this Act which is described in section 2 
shall obtain assurances from the contractor involved that the 
contractor will meet the requirements of such section prior to the 
expiration of the period described in subsection (a).
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