[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 122, 110th Congress, 2nd Session]
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122 STAT. 4005

Public Law 110-359
110th Congress

An Act


 
To authorize the Administrator of General Services to provide for the
redevelopment of the Old Post Office Building located in the District of
Columbia. [NOTE: Oct. 8, 2008 -  [H.R. 5001]]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, [NOTE: Old Post
Office Building Redevelopment Act of 2008.]
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Old Post Office Building
Redevelopment Act of 2008''.
SEC. 2. OLD POST OFFICE BUILDING DEFINED.

In this Act, the term ``Old Post Office Building'' means the land,
including any improvements thereon and specifically including the
Pavilion Annex, that is located at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., in the
District of Columbia, and under the jurisdiction, custody, and control
of the General Services Administration.
SEC. 3. FINDINGS.

Congress finds the following:
(1) For almost a decade the Subcommittee on Economic
Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management of the
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of
Representatives has expressed considerable concern about the
waste and neglect of the valuable, historic Old Post Office
Building, centrally located in the heart of the Nation's Capital
on Pennsylvania Avenue, and has pressed the General Services
Administration to develop and fully use this building.
(2) The policy of the Government long has been to preserve
and make usable historic properties rather than sell them for
revenue.
(3) Security concerns related to this property's proximity
to the White House may hinder the sale of the Old Post Office
Building to a private party.
(4) On December 28, 2000, the General Services
Administration, pursuant to Public Law 105-277, submitted to the
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of
Representatives and the Committees on Appropriations and
Environment and Public Works of the Senate a plan for the
comprehensive redevelopment of the Old Post Office.
(5) The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
approved the redevelopment plan on May 16, 2001, and the
Committees on Appropriations and Environment and Public Works
approved the plan on June 15, 2001.
(6) The General Services Administration issued a Request for
Expression of Interest in 2004 for developing the Old Post

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Office Building that generated a healthy, private sector
interest, but the General Services Administration has failed to
proceed with implementation of the approved redevelopment plan.
(7) Redevelopment of the Old Post Office Building will
preserve the historic integrity of this unique and important
asset, put it to its highest and best use, and provide a
lucrative financial return to the Government.
SEC. 4. REDEVELOPMENT OF OLD POST OFFICE BUILDING.

(a) In General.--The Administrator of General Services is directed
to proceed with redevelopment of the Old Post Office Building, in
accordance with existing authorities available to the Administrator and
consistent with the redevelopment plan previously approved by the
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of
Representatives and the Committees on Appropriations and Environment and
Public Works of the Senate.
(b) Relocation of Existing Building Tenants.--The Administrator is
authorized, notwithstanding section 3307 of title 40, United States
Code, and otherwise in accordance with existing authorities available to
the Administrator, to provide replacement space for Federal agency
tenants housed in the Old Post Office Building whose relocation is
necessary for redevelopment of the Building.
SEC. 5. REPORTING REQUIREMENT.

(a) In General.--The Administrator of General Services shall
transmit to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the
House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public
Works of the Senate a report on any proposed redevelopment agreement
related to the Old Post Office Building.
(b) Contents.--A report transmitted under this section shall include
a summary of a cost-benefit analysis of the proposed development
agreement and a description of the material provisions of the proposed
agreement.
(c) Review by Congress.--Any proposed development agreement related
to the Old Post Office Building may not become effective until the end
of a 30-day period of continuous session of Congress following the date
of the transmittal of the report required under this section. For
purposes of the preceding sentence, continuity of a session of Congress
is broken only by an adjournment sine die, and there shall be excluded
from the computation of such 30-day period any day during which either
House of Congress

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is not in session during an adjournment of more than 3 days to a day
certain.

Approved October 8, 2008.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5001:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 110-724 (Comm. on Transportation and Infrastructure).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 110-501 (Comm. on Environment and Public Works).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 154 (2008):
June 23, considered and passed House.
Sept. 26, considered and passed Senate.