Protection of Government PropertyOther Federal
The Administrator of the General Services Administration is
for the maintenance and operation of federal offices and buildings
United States. See 40 U.S.C. § 301 et seq. One of the
of the administrator is to protect all of the property under his control.
order to fulfill this responsibility the administrator is authorized to make
rules and regulations for this property. See 40 U.S.C. § 318a.
Violations of these regulations are criminal offenses, punishable by thirty
imprisonment, a $50 fine, or both. See 40 U.S.C. § 318c. The
regulations promulgated pursuant to 40 U.S.C. § 318a can be found in
41 of the Code of Federal Regulations.|
In addition, there are several statutes which apply to specific
office buildings. For example, 2 U.S.C. §§ 167a-g prohibits
malicious property damage, possession of firearms and fireworks, speeches or
parades in the Library of Congress. A similar set of prohibitions,
to the Capitol Building and grounds, can be found at 40 U.S.C. § 193
Finally, statutes of general application, such as 18 U.S.C. §
would also extend to federal office buildings. Moreover, where the
jurisdictional prerequisites have been met, offenses committed within these
buildings may also violate the federal enclave laws. See this Manual at 1630.
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