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§ 167h. —  Jurisdiction of police within Library buildings, grounds, and adjacent streets.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 2USC167h]

                          TITLE 2--THE CONGRESS
                     CHAPTER 5--LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Sec. 167h. Jurisdiction of police within Library buildings, 
        grounds, and adjacent streets
    The police provided for in section 167 of this title shall have the 
power, within the Library of Congress buildings and grounds and adjacent 
streets, to enforce and make arrests for violations of any provision of 
sections 167a to 167e of this title, of any regulation prescribed under 
section 167f of this title, or of any law of the United States, any law 
of the District of Columbia, or of any State, or any regulation 
promulgated pursuant thereto: Provided, That the Metropolitan Police 
force of the District of Columbia are authorized to make arrests within 
the Library of Congress buildings and grounds for any violations of any 
such laws or regulations, but such authority shall not be construed as 
authorizing the Metropolitan Police force, except with the consent or 
upon the request of the Librarian of Congress or his assistants, to 
enter the Library of Congress buildings to make arrests in response to 
complaints or to serve warrants or to patrol the Library of Congress 
buildings or grounds.

(Aug. 4, 1950, ch. 561, Sec. 9, 64 Stat. 412; Pub. L. 93-198, title VII, 
Sec. 739(g)(9), Dec. 24, 1973, 87 Stat. 829; Pub. L. 100-135, 
Sec. 1(b)(1), Oct. 16, 1987, 101 Stat. 811.)


    1987--Pub. L. 100-135 substituted ``The police'' for ``The special 
    1973--Pub. L. 93-198 inserted reference to violations of any law of 
the District of Columbia.

                    Effective Date of 1987 Amendment

    Amendment by Pub. L. 100-135 applicable with respect to pay periods 
beginning after Sept. 30, 1987, except that any pay increase for 
employees of Library of Congress, pursuant to such amendment, to be 
subject to appropriation and to be implemented in four approximately 
equal annual increments, so that pay parity with Capitol Police occurs 
beginning with first pay period beginning after Sept. 30, 1990, see 
section 3 of Pub. L. 100-135, set out as a note under section 167 of 
this title.

                    Effective Date of 1973 Amendment

    Section 771(d) of Pub. L. 93-198 provided that the amendment made by 
Pub. L. 93-198 is effective Jan. 2, 1975, if a majority of the 
registered qualified electors in the District of Columbia voting on the 
charter issue in the charter referendum accept the charter set out in 
title IV of Pub. L. 93-198, Dec. 24, 1973, 87 Stat. 785. The charter was 
approved by the voters on May 7, 1974.

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in section 167j of this title.

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