US (United States) Code. Title 20. Chapter 50: National Center for the Study of Afro-American History and Culture

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20 USC CHAPTER 50 - NATIONAL CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF

AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE 01/06/03

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TITLE 20 - EDUCATION

CHAPTER 50 - NATIONAL CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY

AND CULTURE

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CHAPTER 50 - NATIONAL CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY

AND CULTURE

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3701. National Afro-American History and Culture Commission.

(a) Establishment and membership.

(b) Duties.

(c) Acquisition and disposal of property.

3702. Organization of Commission.

(a) Membership.

(b) Terms of office.

(c) Membership continuation.

(d) Vacancies.

(e) Quorum.

(f) Voting.

(g) Officers.

(h) Meetings.

(i) Seal; bylaws; rules and regulations.

(j) Compensation.

(k) Temporary services.

(l) Personnel details.

(m) Administrative support services.

3703. Omitted.

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20 USC Sec. 3701 01/06/03

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TITLE 20 - EDUCATION

CHAPTER 50 - NATIONAL CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY

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Sec. 3701. National Afro-American History and Culture Commission

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(a) Establishment and membership

There is established a commission to be known as the National

Afro-American History and Culture Commission (hereinafter in this

chapter referred to as the ''Commission'') which shall be composed

of fifteen members, as specified in section 3702 of this title.

(b) Duties

The Commission shall have the following duties:

(1) The Commission shall be responsible for the development of

a definitive plan for the construction and operation of the

National Center for the Study of Afro-American History and

Culture and shall submit the plan, together with any

recommendations for additional legislation, to the President of

the United States and the Congress not later than twenty-four

months after October 10, 1980. The plan shall include, but not be

limited to, identification of -

(A) the main objectives to be achieved by the establishment,

development, and operation of the National Center for the Study

of Afro-American History and Culture;

(B) the types of uses, both public and private, to be

accommodated by such a center;

(C) the criteria and recommendations for the design and

appearance of such a center;

(D) the proposed ownership and operation of the center;

(E) the criteria and recommendations for interpretive,

cultural, and educational programs and uses of the center;

(F) the areas where cooperative agreements might be developed

between the center and Afro-American institutions,

organizations, and universities to enhance their programs and

projects relating to the knowledge, preservation, and

presentation of the history and culture of Afro-Americans;

(G) the estimates of costs, both public and private, for

implementing the plan; and

(H) the procedures to be used in implementing the plan.

(2)(A) The Commission shall solicit subscriptions of funds from

private and public sources to help meet the costs of carrying out

its duties under this section; the costs of the construction,

furnishing, and operation of the center; the costs of research

programs and research staff positions, and reasonable

administrative costs which may include, subject to the

availability of funds, payment to members of the Commission of

travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in

the same manner as persons employed intermittently in the

Government service are allowed expenses under section 5703 of

title 5. Any funds so received by the Commission shall be placed

in a special deposit account with the Treasurer of the United

States, and may be expended by the Commission only to meet the

costs specified in this subparagraph.

(B) The General Services Administration, the Smithsonian

Institution, and other agencies of the Government may donate or

loan to the Commission for the purposes of the center any works

of art, artifacts, or other materials under their control.

(c) Acquisition and disposal of property

For the purpose of carrying out this chapter, the Commission may

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(1) acquire by gift, purchase with appropriated or donated

funds (including funds from State or local sources), transfer

from any Federal or State agency, exchange, or otherwise,

suitable land (together with any buildings or other improvements

thereon) and interest in land in the vicinity of Wilberforce,

Ohio, for the location of the headquarters of the center;

(2) borrow or acquire by gift, purchase with appropriated or

donated funds (including funds from State or local sources), or

otherwise, any other real or personal property necessary for the

establishment and operation of the center; and

(3) sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of any property

acquired under this subsection and designate any proceeds from

such disposal for the benefit of the center.

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(Pub. L. 96-430, title II, Sec. 202, Oct. 10, 1980, 94 Stat. 1846.)

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SHORT TITLE

Section 201 of title II of Pub. L. 96-430 provided that: ''This

title (enacting this chapter) may be cited as the 'National Center

for the Study of Afro-American History and Culture Act'.''

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20 USC Sec. 3702 01/06/03

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TITLE 20 - EDUCATION

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Sec. 3702. Organization of Commission

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(a) Membership

The Commission shall be composed of fifteen members as follows:

(1) The Secretary of the Interior (or his designee).

(2) The Secretary of Education (or his designee).

(3) The Librarian of Congress (or his designee).

(4) The President of the Association for the Study of

Afro-American Life and History.

(5) The presidents of Wilberforce University and Central State

University in Ohio.

(6) Nine members appointed by the President, who are especially

qualified to serve on the Commission by reason of their

background and experience. No more than two members appointed

under this paragraph shall be from any one State.

(b) Terms of office

Subject to subsection (c) of this section, the members of the

Commission specified in paragraphs (1) through (5) of subsection

(a) of this section shall serve for the life of the Commission. The

members of the Commission appointed under paragraph (6) of such

subsection shall serve for terms of four years, except that of the

members first appointed -

(1) three shall be appointed for terms of one year;

(2) three shall be appointed for terms of two years; and

(3) three shall be appointed for terms of four years;

as designated by the President at the time of appointment.

(c) Membership continuation

If any member of the Commission who was appointed to the

Commission under paragraphs (1) through (5) (FOOTNOTE 1) as an

officer designated under such paragraphs leaves such office, such

member may continue as a member of the Commission for not longer

than the thirty-day period beginning on the date he leaves that

office.

(FOOTNOTE 1) So in original. Probably should be followed by

''of subsection (a) of this section''.

(d) Vacancies

(1) Any vacancy in the Commission shall be filled in the same

manner in which the original appointment was made.

(2) Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring before the

expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed

shall be appointed for the remainder of such term. Members may be

reappointed.

(e) Quorum

Six members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum.

(f) Voting

The Commission shall act by affirmative majority vote.

(g) Officers

The Commission shall elect a chairman and other officers from

among its members to serve for terms established by the Commission.

(h) Meetings

The Commission shall meet at the call of the chairman or a

majority of its members, but not less than two times each year.

The headquarters of the Commission shall be at Wilberforce, Ohio,

and the Commission shall conduct its meetings in such city unless

circumstances otherwise require.

(i) Seal; bylaws; rules and regulations

The Commission may adopt an official seal which shall be

judicially noticed and may make such bylaws, rules, and regulations

as it considers necessary to carry out its functions under this

chapter.

(j) Compensation

Members of the Commission shall serve without pay.

(k) Temporary services

The Commission may procure, subject to the availability of funds,

temporary and intermittent services to the same extent as is

authorized by section 3109(b) of title 5.

(l) Personnel details

Upon request of the Commission, and subject to the availability

of funds, the head of any Federal agency may detail to the

Commission on a reimbursable basis any of the personnel of such

agency to assist the Commission in carrying out its duties under

this chapter.

(m) Administrative support services

The Administrator of the General Services Administration shall

provide to the Commission on a reimbursable basis such

administrative support services as the Commission may request to

carry out its duties under this chapter.

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(Pub. L. 96-430, title II, Sec. 203, Oct. 10, 1980, 94 Stat. 1847.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 3701 of this title.

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20 USC Sec. 3703 01/06/03

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Sec. 3703. Omitted

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CODIFICATION

Section, Pub. L. 96-430, title II, Sec. 204, Oct. 10, 1980, 94

Stat. 1848, which required the National Afro-American History and

Culture Commission to submit to appropriate committees of Congress

a report containing a detailed statement of the financial

transactions of the Commission and the activities undertaken by the

Commission during the previous year, terminated, effective May 15,

2000, pursuant to section 3003 of Pub. L. 104-66, as amended, set

out as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and Finance.

See, also, page 179 of House Document No. 103-7.

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