Summary

                            To require executive agencies to notify the public and consider public comment before relocating an office of the agency that has regular contact with the public, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House
Preserving Public Access to Federal Buildings Act of 2017

This bill requires an executive agency to provide notice and an opportunity for
public comment before relocating any agency office that has regular contact with
the public. Such requirement shall apply to a relocation proposed by the agency
or a reassignment of agency office space by the General Services Administration.

Before providing notice, an agency shall determine if it expects the relocation
to impact the ability of the office's clientele to access its services. If so,
the agency shall develop an initial plan to address the impact.

If the announced relocation receives substantial public interest, the agency
shall:

 *  conduct an in-depth evaluation of the potential impact of the relocation on
   the ability of the office's clientele to access services; 
 *  develop a plan to address such impact or revise the initial plan; and
 *  publish the results of the evaluation and a description of the plan on the
   agency's website.

The Office of Management and Budget must issue guidance for agencies on the
meaning of "regular contact with the public" and "substantial public interest."



                        

Actions

  • Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

    Feb 15th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 15th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 15th, 2017