Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 65.djvu/669

This page needs to be proofread.


65 STAT.]

PUBLIC LAW 206—OCT. 24, 1951

sonian Institution and the Trustees of the National Gallery of A r t may prescribe for their respective agencies such regulations as are deemed necessary for the adequate protection of the specified buildings and grounds and of persons and property therein, and for the maintenance of suitable order and decorum within the specified b u i l d i n g and grounds, including the control of traffic and parking of vehicles m the National Zoological Park. (b) All regulations promulgated under the authority of this section shall be printed in the Federal Register and shall not become effective until the expiration of ten days after the date of such publication. SEC. 6. Whoever violates any provision of sections 2 to 4, inclusive, of this Act, or any regulation prescribed under section 5 of this Act, shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned not more than sixty days, or both, prosecution for such offenses to be had in the municipal court for the District of Columbia, upon information by the United States attorney or any of his assistants: Provided, That in any case where, in the commission of such offense, property is damaged in an amount exceeding $100, the amount of the fine for the offense may be not more than $5,000, the period of imprisonment for the offense may be not more than five years and prosecution shall be had in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia by indictment, or if the defendant, after he has been advised of the nature of the charge and of his rights, waives in open court prosecution by indictment, by information by the United States attorney or any of his assistants. SEC. 7. The special police provided for in section 1 of this Act shall have the power, within the specified buildings and grounds, to enforce and make arrests for violations of any provision of sections 2 to 4, inclusive, of this Act, of any regulation prescribed under section 5 of this Act, or of any law of the United States or of any State or any regulation promulgated pursuant thereto. SEC. 8. In order to permit authorized services, training programs, and ceremonies within the specified buildings and grounds, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution or the Trustees of the National Gallery of A r t or their designated representatives may suspend for their respective agencies so much of the prohibitions contained in sections 2 to 4, inclusive, of this Act as may be necessary for the occasion or circumstance, but only if responsible officers shall have been appointed, and arrangements determined which are adequate, in the judgment of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution or the Trustees of the National Gallery of A r t or their designees, for the maintenance of suitable order and decorum in the proceedings, and for the protection of the specified buildings and grounds and of persons and property therein. SEC. 9. For the purpose of this Act "buildings and grounds" shall mean— (a) The Smithsonian Institution and its grounds, which shall be held to be (1) the Smithsonian Building and service roads, including parking and unloading areas; (2) the Arts and Industries Building and service roads, including parking and unloading areas; (3) the Natural History Building and service roads, including parking and unloading areas; (4) the Freer Gallery of A r t Building; (5) the Aircraft Building; (6) the South Shed and surrounding service roads, including parking and unloading areas; (7) the Astrophysical Observatory buildings and enclosed area; and (8) the National Zoological P a r k inside the boundary fence of the National Zoological P a r k and the public space between said fence and the curb lines of the adjacent streets.

63i5

Publication in Federal Register. Penalties for violations.

Power of special police.

Suspension of prohibitions for ceremonies, etc.

"Buildings grounds."

and