Statutory Law - US Code - 44 USC 3318. Membership


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44 USC § 3318. Membership

*Current through Public Law 112-173, August 16th, 2012.

(a)(1) The Commission shall be composed of seventeen members as follows:
(A) one Member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House upon recommendation made by the majority leader of the House;
(B) one Member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House upon recommendation made by the minority leader of the House;
(C) one Member of the Senate appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate upon recommendation made by the majority leader of the Senate;
(D) one Member of the Senate appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate upon recommendation made by the minority leader of the Senate;
(E) one member of the Federal judiciary appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States;
(F) one person employed by the Executive Office of the President or the White House Office, appointed by the President;
(G) three appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, from persons who are not officers or employees of any government and who are specially qualified to serve on the Commission by virtue of their education, training, or experience;
(H) one representative of the Department of State, appointed by the Secretary of State;
(I) one representative of the Department of Defense, appointed by the Secretary of Defense;
(J) one representative of the Department of Justice, appointed by the Attorney General;
(K) the Administrator of General Services (or his delegate);
(L) the Librarian of Congress;
(M) one member of the American Historical Association, appointed by the counsel of such Association;
(N) one member of the Society of American Archivists, appointed by such Society; and
(O) one member of the Organization of American Historians, appointed by such Organization.

(2) No more than two members appointed under paragraph (1)(G) may be of the same political party.
(b) A vacancy in the Commission shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made.
(c) If any member of the Commission who was appointed to the Commission as a Member of the Congress leave such office, or if any member of the Commission who was appointed from persons who are not officers or employees of any government becomes an officer or employee of a government, he may continue as a member of the Commission for no longer than the sixty-day period beginning on the date he leaves such office or becomes such an officer or employee, as the case may be.
(d) Members shall be appointed for the life of the Commission.
(e)(1) Members of the Commission shall serve without pay.
(2) While away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Commission, members of the Commission shall be allowed travel expenses in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in the service of the Federal Government are allowed expenses under section 5703 of title 5, United States Code, except that per diem in lieu of subsistence shall be paid only to those members of the Commission who are not full-time officers or employees of the United States or Members of the Congress.
(f) The Chairman of the Commission shall be designated by the President from among members appointed under subsection (a)(1)(G).
(g) The Commission shall meet at the call of the Chairman or a majority of its members.

(Added Pub. L. 93–526, title II, §202, Dec. 19, 1974, 88 Stat. 1699; amended Pub. L. 94–261, §1(a), Apr. 11, 1976, 90 Stat. 326.)