PUBLIC LAW 100-678—NOV. 17, 1988
102 STAT. 4049
Public Law 100-678 100th Congress An Act To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of management of public buildings.
Be it emicted 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 "Public Buildings Amendments of 1988". SEC. 2. INCREASED THRESHOLD FOR APPROVAL PROCESS.
Sections 4(b) and 7(a) of the Public Buildings Act of 1959 (40 U.S.C. 603(b) and 606(a)) are amended by striking out "$500,000" each place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "$1,500,000". SEC. 3. LIMITATIONS ON LEASING AUTHORITY. (a) LIMITATION ON APPROPRIATIONS FOR LEASING CERTAIN SPACE.—
Section 7(a) of the Public Buildings Act of 1959 (40 U.S.C. 606(a)) is amended by inserting after the second sentence the following new sentence: "No appropriation shall be made to alter any building, or part thereof, which is under lease by the United States for use for a public purpose if the cost of such alteration would exceed $750,000 unless such alteration has been approved by resolutions adopted by the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Public Works and Transportation of the House of Representatives.". Ob) LIMITATION ON LEASING CERTAIN SPACE.—Section 7 of such Act (40 U.S.C. 606) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(e) LIMITATION ON LEASING CERTAIN SPACE.— "(1) GENERAL RULE.—The Administrator
may not lease any
space to accommodate— "(A) computer and telecommunications operations; "(B) secure or sensitive activities related to the national defense or security, except in any case in which it would be inappropriate to locate such activities in a public building or other facility identified with the United States Government; or "(C) a permanent courtroom, judicial chamber, or administrative office for any United States court; if the average rental cost of leasing such space would exceed $1,500,000. "(2) EXCEPTION.—The Administrator may lease any space with respect to which paragraph (1) applies if the Administrator first determines, for reasons set forth in writing, that leasing such space is necessary to meet requirements which cannot be met in public buildings and submits such reasons to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Public Works and Transportation of the House of Representatives.".
Nov. 17, 1988 [S. 2186]
Public Buildings Amendments of 1988. 40 USC 601 note.