102 STAT. 2328
PUBLIC LAW 100-480—OCT. 7, 1988
Public Law 100-480 100th Congress An Act Oct. 7, 1988 [S. 1934]
Judiciary Office Building Development Act 40 USC 1201 note. 40 USC 1201.
Pursuant to the report ordered by Public Law 99-229 which directed the Architect of the Capitol and the Secretary of Transportation to undertake a study of the needs of the Federal judiciary for additional Federal office space, to authorize the Architect of the Capitol to contract for the design and construction of a building adjacent to Union Station in the District of Columbia to house agencies offices in the judicial branch of the United States, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the "Judiciary Office Building Development Act". SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.
(a) FINDINGS.—The Congress makes the following findings and declarations: (1) Space for consolidation of activities of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and other offices of the judicial branch of Government and for providing office space for retired justices of the Supreme Court is necessary and should be located in the vicinity of the Supreme Court building. (2) Orderly development of the Capitol Grounds should be consistent with the Master Plan for the United States Capitol, dated 1981. (3) The cost of leasing space by the judicial branch of the Government is high. (4) Development of squares 721 and 722 in the District of Columbia is necessary to achieve the objectives of the Union Station Redevelopment Act and the revitalization of the Union Station area. (5) The Judicial Conference of the United States endorsed by resolution the construction of an office building on the Capitol Grounds to house the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and related judicial branch offices. (b) PURPOSES.—The purposes of this Act are as follows: (1) To implement the report submitted to Congress by the Architect and the Secretary of Transportation under the Act of December 28, 1985 (99 Stat. 1749-1750), relating to the needs of the Federal judiciary for additional Federal office space. (2) To authorize the Architect to acquire by lease space primarily for use by the judicial branch of the Government by entering into contracts for the design and construction of a building adjacent to Union Station. (3) To ensure that the design and construction of such building will insofar as practicable result in a building which is efficient and economical and which provides visual testimony to the dignity, enterprise, vigor, and stability of the Federal Government.