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$5105. Assistance to authorities by Capitol employees
Each individual employed in the service of the Federal Government in the United States Capitol or within the United States Capitol Grounds shall prevent, as far as may be in the individual's power, a violation of a provision of this chapter or section 9, 9A, 9B, 9C, or 14 of the Act of July 31, 1946 (ch. 707, 60 Stat. 719, 720), and shall aid the police in securing the arrest and conviction of the individual violating the provision. $ 5106. Suspension of prohibitions
(a) AUTHORITY TO SUSPEND.-To allow the observance in the United States Capitol Grounds of occasions of national interest becoming the cognizance and entertainment of Congress, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives concurrently may suspend any of the prohibitions contained in sections 5103 and 5104 of this title that would prevent the use of the roads and walks within the Grounds by processions or assemblages, and the use in the Grounds of suitable decorations, music, addresses, and ceremonies, if responsible officers have been appointed and the President and the Speaker determine that adequate arrangements have been made to maintain suitable order and decorum in the proceedings and to guard the United States Capitol and its grounds from injury.
(b) POWER TO SUSPEND PROHIBITIONS IN ABSENCE OF PRESIDENT OR SPEAKER.If either the President or Speaker is absent from the District of Columbia, the authority to suspend devolves on the other officer. If both officers are absent, the authority devolves on the Capitol Police Board.
(c) AUTHORITY OF MAYOR TO PERMIT USE OF LOUISIANA AVENUE.—Notwithstanding subsection (a) and section 5104(f) of this title, the Capitol Police Board may grant the Mayor of the District of Columbia authority to permit the use of Louisiana Avenue for any of the purposes prohibited by section 5104(f). 85107. Concerts on grounds
Sections 5102, 5103, 5104(b)-(f), 5105, 5105, and 5109 of this title and sections 9, 9A, 9B, and 9C of the Act of July 31, 1946 (ch. 707, 60 Stat. 719, 720), do not prohibit a band in the service of the Federal Government from giving concerts in the United States Capitol Grounds at times which will not interfere with Congress and as authorized by the Architect of the Capitol. $ 5108. Audit of private organizations
A private organization (except a political party or committee constituted for the election of federal officials), whether or not organized for profit and whether or not any of its income inures to the benefit of any person, that performs services or conducts activities in the United States Capitol Buildings or Grounds is subject to a special audit of its accounts for each year in which it performs those services or conducts those activities. The Comptroller General shall conduct the audit and report the results of the audit to the Senate and the House of Representatives. $ 5109. Penalties
(a) FIREARMS, DANGEROUS WEAPONS, EXPLOSIVES, OR INCENDIARY DEVICE OFFENSES.-An individual or group violating section 5104(e)(1) of this title, or attempting to commit a violation, shall
be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than five years, or both.
(b) OTHER OFFENSES.-A person violating section 5103 or 5104(b), (c), (d), (e)(2), or (f) of this title, or attempting to commit a violation, shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than six months, or both. (c) PROCEDURE.
(1) IN GENERAL.-An action for a violation of this chapter or section 9, 9A, 9B, 9C or 14 of the Act of July 31, 1946 (ch. 707, 60 Stat. 719, 720), including an attempt or a conspiracy to commit a violation, shall be brought by the Attorney General in the name of the United States. This chapter and sections 9, 9A, 9B, 9C and 14 do not supersede any provision of federal law or the laws of the District of Columbia. Where the conduct violating this chapter or section 9, 9A, 9B, 9C or 14 also violates federal law or the laws of the District of Columbia, both violations may be joined in a single action. (2) VENUE.-An action under this section for a violation of
(A) section 5104(e)(1) of this title or for conduct that constitutes a felony under federal law or the laws of the District of Columbia shall be brought in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia; and
(B) any other section referred to in subsection (a) may be brought in the Superior Court of the District of
Columbia. (3) AMOUNT OF PENALTY.—The penalty which may be imposed on a person convicted in an action under this subsection is the highest penalty authorized by any of the laws the defendant is convicted of violating. PART C-FEDERAL BUILDING COMPLEXES
CHAPTER 61–UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT
BUILDING AND GROUNDS
SUBCHAPTER 1–GENERAL Sec. 6101. Definitions and application. 6102. Regulations.
SUBCHAPTER II—BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 6111. Supreme Court Building. 6112. Supreme Court Building and grounds employees. 6113. Duties of the Superintendent of the Supreme Court Building. 6114. Oliver Wendell Holmes Garden.
SUBCHAPTER III—POLICING AUTHORITY 6121. General. 6122. Designation of members of the Supreme Court Police. 6123. Authority of Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia.
SUBCHAPTER IV–PROHIBITIONS AND PENALTIES 6131. Public travel in Supreme Court grounds. 6132. Sale of articles, signs, and solicitation in Supreme Court Building and
grounds. 6133. Property in the Supreme Court Building and grounds. 6134. Firearms, fireworks, speeches, and objectionable language in the Supreme
Court Building and grounds. 6135. Parades, assemblages, and display of flags in the Supreme Court Building
and grounds. 6136. Suspension of prohibitions against use of Supreme Court grounds. 6137. Penalties.
SUBCHAPTER –GENERAL $ 6101. Definitions and application (a) DEFINITIONS.-In this chapter, the following definitions apply:
(1) OFFICIAL GUEST OF THE SUPREME COURT.—The term "official guest of the Supreme Court” means an individual who is a guest of the Supreme Court, as determined by the Chief Justice of the United States or any Associate Justice of the Supreme Court;
(2) STATE.—The term “State” means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Palau, and any territory
or possession of the United States; and (b) APPLICATION.—For purposes of section 6102 of this title and subchapters III and IV, the Supreme Court grounds
(1) extend to the line of the face of
(A) the east curb of First Street Northeast, between Maryland Avenue Northeast and East Capitol Street;
(B) the south curb of Maryland Avenue Northeast, between First Street Northeast and Second Street Northeast;
(C) the west curb of Second Street Northeast, between Maryland Avenue Northeast and East Capitol Street; and
(D) the north curb of East Capitol Street between First Street Northeast and Second Street Northeast; and (2) comprise any property under the custody and control of the Supreme Court as part of the Supreme Court grounds, including property acquired as provided by law on behalf of the Federal Government in lots 2, 3, 800, 801, and 802 in square 758 in the District of Columbia as an addition to the
grounds of the Supreme Court Building. $ 6102. Regulations
(a) AUTHORITY OF THE MARSHAL.-In addition to the restrictions and requirements specified in subchapter IV, the Marshal of the Supreme Court may prescribe regulations, approved by the Chief Justice of the United States, that are necessary for
(1) the adequate protection of the Supreme Court Building and grounds and of individuals and property in the Building and grounds; and
(2) the maintenance of suitable order and decorum within the Building and grounds. (b) POSTING REQUIREMENT.—All regulations prescribed under this section shall be posted in a public place at the Building and shall be made reasonably available to the public in writing.
SUBCHAPTER II-BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS $ 6111. Supreme Court Building (a) IN GENERAL.
(1) STRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL CARE.—The Architect of the Capitol shall have charge of the structural and mechanical care of the Supreme Court Building, including
(A) the care and maintenance of the grounds; and
(B) the supplying of all mechanical furnishings and mechanical equipment for the Building.
(2) OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE.-The Architect shall direct the operation and maintenance of the mechanical equipment and repair of the building.
(3) CONTRACT AUTHORITY.—The Architect may enter into all necessary contracts to carry out this subsection. (b) AVAILABILITY OF APPROPRIATIONS..—Amounts appropriated under
(1) subsection (a) and sections 6112 and 6113 of this title are available for
(A) expenses of heating and air-conditioning refrigeration supplied by the Capitol Power Plant, advancements for which shall be made and deposited in the Treasury to the credit of appropriations provided for the Capitol Power Plant; and
(B) the purchase of electrical energy; and (2) the heading "SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES” and “CARE OF THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS” are available for
(A) improvements, maintenance, repairs, equipment, supplies, materials, and appurtenances;
(B) special clothing for workers;
(C) personal and other services (including temporary labor without regard to chapter 51, subchapter III of chapter 53, and subchapter III of chapter 83, of title 5); and
(D) without compliance with section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 5
(i) for snow removal (by hire of personnel and equipment or under contract); and
(ii) for the replacement of electrical transformers
containing polychlorinated biphenyls. $6112. Supreme Court Building and grounds employees
Employees required to carry out section 6111(a) of this title shall be
(1) appointed by the Architect of the Capitol with the approval of the Chief Justice of the United States;
(2) compensated in accordance with chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5; and
(3) subject to subchapter III of chapter 83 of title 5.
$6113. Duties of the Superintendent of the Supreme Court
Building Except as provided in section 6111(a) of this title, all duties and work required for the operation, domestic care, and custody of the Supreme Court Building shall be performed under the direction of the Marshal of the Supreme Court. The Marshal serves as the superintendent of the Building. $ 6114. Oliver Wendell Holmes Garden
The Architect of the Capitol shall maintain and care for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Garden in accordance with the provisions of law on the maintenance and care of the grounds of the Supreme Court Building.
SUBCHAPTER III-POLICING AUTHORITY
$ 6121. General
(a) AUTHORITY OF MARSHAL OF THE SUPREME COURT AND SUPREME COURT POLICE.-In accordance with regulations prescribed by the Marshal of the Supreme Court and approved by the Chief
Justice of the United States, the Marshal and the Supreme Court Police shall have authority
(1) to police the Supreme Court Building and grounds and adjacent streets to protect individuals and property; (2) in any State, to protect
(A) the Chief Justice, any Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and any official guest of the Supreme Court; and
(B) any officer or employee of the Supreme Court while that officer or employee is performing official duties; (3) while performing duties necessary to carry out paragraph (1) or (2), to make arrests for any violation of federal or state law and any regulation under federal or state law; and
(4) to carry firearms as may be required while performing duties under section 6102 of this title, this subchapter, and
subchapter IV. (b) ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO SUBSECTION (a)(2).
(1) AUTHORIZATION TO CARRY FIREARMS.-Duties under subsection (a)(2)(A) with respect to an official guest of the Supreme Court in any State (other than the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) shall be authorized in writing by the Chief Justice or an Associate Justice, if those duties require the carrying of firearms under subsection (a)(4).
(2) TERMINATION OF AUTHORITY.—The authority provided
under subsection (a)(2) expires on December 29, 2004. $ 6122. Designation of members of the Supreme Court Police
Under the general supervision and direction of the Chief Justice of the United States, the Marshal of the Supreme Court may designate employees of the Supreme Court as members of the Supreme Court Police, without additional compensation. $ 6123. Authority of Metropolitan Police of the District of
Columbia The Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia may make arrests within the Supreme Court Building and grounds for a violation of federal or state law or any regulation under federal or state law. This section does not_authorize the Metropolitan Police to enter the Supreme Court Building to make an arrest in response to a complaint, serve a warrant, or patrol the Supreme Court Building or grounds, unless the Metropolitan Police have been requested to do so by, or have received the consent of, the Marshal of the Supreme Court or an assistant to the Marshal.
SUBCHAPTER IV-PROHIBITIONS AND PENALTIES
$6131. Public travel in Supreme Court grounds
Public travel in, and occupancy of, the Supreme Court grounds is restricted to the sidewalks and other paved surfaces.