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Amendments to H.R. 6276 – USE IT Act of 2023

Standalone amendments receive up to 10 minutes of debate

Edwards (R-NC) – Amendment No. 1 – Requires certain data collection and reporting on space utilization, occupancy, and availability of office space leased by an Executive agency. Requires written procedures in place governing the return of office space if the occupancy falls below a 60 percent space utilization rate. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Perry (R-PA) – Amendment No. 2 – Redefines occupancy to include the total number of employees actually performing duties in person in a public building or federally-leased space 40 hours per week. Adds personally identifiable information protections to the bill. ADOPTED BY VOICE

Hageman (R-WY) – Amendment No. 3 – Requires the federal agencies to report to Congress on whether occupancy and utilization rates are affected by an agency’s remote work and telework policies. ADOPTED BY VOICE

Hageman (R-WY) – Amendment No. 4 – Includes PIV badge swipe data as a tool for measuring the utilization of public buildings and federally leased spaces.– ADOPTED BY VOICE

McCormick (R-GA) – Amendment No. 5 – Requires the reports on the usage of real property described in Section 4 of the bill to be made public on an accessible website run by the General Services Administration (GSA) with exceptions for national security. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

McCormick (R-GA), on behalf of Mills (R-FL) – Amendment No. 6 –  Requires the GAO to report on the cost of conducting the survey and monitoring every federal building’s occupancy for a year (including per the bill, installing sensors in every office of every federal building nationwide). Excludes any preexisting systems or monitors in place before the date of enactment of this Act. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Rose (R-TN) – Amendment No. 7 – Requires federal agencies to report public buildings or federally-leased spaces with a capacity of 500 or more employees and a utilization rate below 20 percent to their inspector general for investigation. – ADOPTED BY VOICE