US (United States) Code. Title 22. Chapter 45: Commission on security and cooperation in Europe

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22 USC CHAPTER 45 - COMMISSION ON SECURITY AND

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TITLE 22 - FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE

CHAPTER 45 - COMMISSION ON SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE

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CHAPTER 45 - COMMISSION ON SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE

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Sec.

3001. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe;

establishment.

3002. Function and duties of Commission.

3003. Commission membership.

(a) Selection and appointment of members.

(b) Commission Chairman and Cochairman.

(c) Designation of Chairman.

(d) Designation of Cochairman.

3004. Testimony of witnesses, production of evidence;

issuance of subpena; administration of oaths.

3005. Report relating to Commission on Security and

Cooperation in Europe.

3006. Commission report to Congress; periodic reports;

expenditure of appropriations.

3007. Appropriations for Commission.

(a) Authorization; disbursements.

(b) Use of foreign currencies.

(c) Official reception and representational

expenses.

(d) Foreign travel for official purposes.

3008. Commission staff.

(a) Personnel and administration committee.

(b) Committee functions.

(c) Staff appointments.

(d) Commission employees as congressional

employees.

3009. Printing and binding costs.

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22 USC Sec. 3001 01/06/03

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TITLE 22 - FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE

CHAPTER 45 - COMMISSION ON SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE

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Sec. 3001. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe;

establishment

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There is established the Commission on Security and Cooperation

in Europe (hereafter in this chapter referred to as the

"Commission").

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(Pub. L. 94-304, Sec. 1, June 3, 1976, 90 Stat. 661.)

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22 USC Sec. 3002 01/06/03

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TITLE 22 - FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE

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Sec. 3002. Function and duties of Commission

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The Commission is authorized and directed to monitor the acts of

the signatories which reflect compliance with or violation of the

articles of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and

Cooperation in Europe, with particular regard to the provisions

relating to human rights and Cooperation in Humanitarian Fields.

The Commission is further authorized and directed to monitor and

encourage the development of programs and activities of the United

States Government and private organizations with a view toward

taking advantage of the provisions of the Final Act to expand

East-West economic cooperation and a greater interchange of people

and ideas between East and West.

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(Pub. L. 94-304, Sec. 2, June 3, 1976, 90 Stat. 661; Pub. L. 99-7,

Sec. 2, Mar. 27, 1985, 99 Stat. 19.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in

Europe, referred to in text, means part four of the Helsinki

Declaration which deals with follow-up to the Conference and

possible steps to encourage compliance with its purposes and

undertakings. The Declaration was signed on August 1, 1975 by the

nine members of the European Economic Community and the 35

participants to the Conference included all the European States,

both Communist (except Albania) and non-Communist, the United

States, Canada, and several non-participating Mediterranean states.

The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe is now called

the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

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AMENDMENTS

1985 - Pub. L. 99-7 inserted "human rights and" after "relating

to".

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CHANGE OF NAME

The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe to be called

the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe effective

Jan. 1, 1995, pursuant to Ex. Ord. No. 13029, Dec. 3, 1996, 61 F.R.

64591.

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EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1985 AMENDMENT

Section 6 of Pub. L. 99-7 provided that:

"(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), this Act and the

amendments made by this Act [amending this section and sections

3003, 3007, and 3008 of this title and enacting provisions set out

as a note under section 3003 of this title] shall take effect on

the date of enactment of this Act [Mar. 27, 1985] or April 15,

1985, whichever is later.

"(b)(1) The amendment made by subsection (b) of the first section

[amending section 3003 of this title] shall take effect on the

first day of the One Hundredth Congress [which convenes in January

1987].

"(2) Subsection (d) of section 8 of the Act entitled 'An Act to

establish a Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe',

approved June 3, 1976 (as added by section 5 of this Act) [section

3008(d) of this title], shall be effective as of June 3, 1976."

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22 USC Sec. 3003 01/06/03

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TITLE 22 - FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE

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Sec. 3003. Commission membership

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(a) Selection and appointment of members

The Commission shall be composed of twenty-one members as

follows:

(1) Nine Members of the House of Representatives appointed by

the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Five Members shall

be selected from the majority party and four Members shall be

selected, after consultation with the minority leader of the

House, from the minority party.

(2) Nine Members of the Senate appointed by the President of

the Senate. Five Members shall be selected from the majority

party of the Senate, after consultation with the majority leader,

and four Members shall be selected, after consultation with the

minority leader of the Senate, from the minority party.

(3) One member of the Department of State appointed by the

President of the United States.

(4) One member of the Department of Defense appointed by the

President of the United States.

(5) One member of the Department of Commerce appointed by the

President of the United States.

(b) Commission Chairman and Cochairman

There shall be a Chairman and a Cochairman of the Commission.

(c) Designation of Chairman

At the beginning of each odd-numbered Congress, the President of

the Senate, on the recommendation of the majority leader, shall

designate one of the Senate Members as Chairman of the Commission.

At the beginning of each even-numbered Congress, the Speaker of the

House of Representatives shall designate one of the House Members

as Chairman of the Commission.

(d) Designation of Cochairman

At the beginning of each odd-numbered Congress, the Speaker of

the House of Representatives shall designate one of the House

Members as Cochairman of the Commission. At the beginning of each

even-numbered Congress, the President of the Senate, on the

recommendation of the majority leader, shall designate one of the

Senate Members as Cochairman of the Commission.

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(Pub. L. 94-304, Sec. 3, June 3, 1976, 90 Stat. 661; Pub. L. 99-7,

Sec. 1(a), (b), Mar. 27, 1985, 99 Stat. 18.)

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AMENDMENTS

1985 - Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 99-7, Sec. 1(a), in amending

section generally, designated existing provisions as subsec. (a)

and added subsec. (b). Prior to amendment, section read as follows:

"The Commission shall be composed of fifteen members as follows:

"(1) Six Members of the House of Representatives appointed by

the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Four members shall

be selected from the majority party and two shall be selected,

after consultation with the minority leader of the House, from

the minority party. The Speaker shall designate one of the House

Members as chairman.

"(2) Six Members of the Senate appointed by the President of

the Senate. Four members shall be selected from the majority

party and two shall be selected after consultation with the

minority leader of the Senate, from the minority party.

"(3) One member of the Department of State appointed by the

President of the United States.

"(4) One member of the Defense Department appointed by the

President of the United States.

"(5) One member of the Commerce Department appointed by the

President of the United States."

Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 99-7, Sec. 1(b), added subsecs. (c)

and (d).

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1985 AMENDMENT

Amendment by section 1(a) of Pub. L. 99-7 effective Apr. 15,

1985, see section 6(a) of Pub. L. 99-7, set out as a note under

section 3002 of this title.

Amendment by section 1(b) of Pub. L. 99-7 effective on first day

of 100th Congress (which convenes in January 1987), see section

6(b)(1) of Pub. L. 99-7, set out as a note under section 3002 of

this title.

DESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN AND COCHAIRMAN FOR DURATION OF 99TH

CONGRESS

Section 1(c) of Pub. L. 99-7 provided that: "On the effective

date of this subsection [Apr. 15, 1985], the President of the

Senate, on the recommendation of the majority leader, shall

designate one of the Senate Members to serve as Chairman of the

Commission for the duration of the Ninety-ninth Congress, and the

Speaker of the House of Representatives shall designate one of the

House Members to serve as Cochairman of the Commission for the

duration of the Ninety-ninth Congress."

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22 USC Sec. 3004 01/06/03

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Sec. 3004. Testimony of witnesses, production of evidence; issuance

of subpena; administration of oaths

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In carrying out this chapter, the Commission may require, by

subpena or otherwise, the attendance and testimony of such

witnesses and the production of such books, records,

correspondence, memorandums, papers, and documents as it deems

necessary. Subpenas may be issued over the signature of the

Chairman of the Commission or any member designated by him, and may

be served by any person designated by the Chairman or such member.

The Chairman of the Commission, or any member designated by him,

may administer oaths to any witness.

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(Pub. L. 94-304, Sec. 4, June 3, 1976, 90 Stat. 661.)

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22 USC Sec. 3005 01/06/03

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Sec. 3005. Report relating to Commission on Security and

Cooperation in Europe

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In order to assist the Commission in carrying out its duties, the

Secretary of State shall submit to the Commission an annual report

discussing the overall United States policy objectives that are

advanced through meetings of decision-making bodies of the

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the

OSCE implementation review process, and other activities of the

OSCE. The report shall also include a summary of specific United

States policy objectives with respect to participating states where

there is particular concern relating to the implementation of OSCE

commitments or where an OSCE presence exists. Such summary shall

address the role played by OSCE institutions, mechanisms, or field

activities in achieving United States policy objectives. Each

annual report shall cover the period from January 1 to December 31,

shall be submitted not more than 90 days after the end of the

reporting period, and shall be posted on the Internet website of

the Department of State.

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(Pub. L. 94-304, Sec. 5, June 3, 1976, 90 Stat. 661; Pub. L.

102-138, title I, Sec. 171, Oct. 28, 1991, 105 Stat. 679; Pub. L.

107-228, div. A, title II, Sec. 226, Sept. 30, 2002, 116 Stat.

1369.)

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AMENDMENTS

2002 - Pub. L. 107-228 amended section generally. Prior to

amendment, section read as follows: "In order to assist the

Commission in carrying out its duties, the President shall submit

to the Commission an annual report,, which shall include (1) a

detailed survey of actions by the signatories of the Final Act

reflecting compliance with or violation of the provisions of the

Final Act, and (2) a listing and description of present or planned

programs and activities of the appropriate agencies of the

executive branch and private organizations aimed at taking

advantage of the provisions of the Final Act to expand East-West

economic cooperation and to promote a greater interchange of people

and ideas between East and West."

1991 - Pub. L. 102-138, Sec. 171(2), which directed the striking

out of "the first one to be submitted six months after June 3,

1976" after "report", was executed by striking that language after

"report," to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

Pub. L. 102-138, Sec. 171(1), substituted "an annual report" for

"a semiannual report".

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DELEGATION OF FUNCTIONS

Memorandum of President of the United States, Feb. 10, 1992, 57

F.R. 5367, provided:

Memorandum for the Honorable James A. Baker, III, the Secretary

of State

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and

laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of

title 3 of the United States Code, I hereby delegate to you the

functions vested in me by section 5 of Public Law 94-304 (22 U.S.C.

3005). The authority delegated by this memorandum may be further

delegated within the Department of State.

You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the

Federal Register.

George Bush.

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22 USC Sec. 3006 01/06/03

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TITLE 22 - FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE

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Sec. 3006. Commission report to Congress; periodic reports;

expenditure of appropriations

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The Commission is authorized and directed to report to the House

of Representatives and the Senate with respect to the matters

covered by this chapter on a periodic basis and to provide

information to Members of the House and Senate as requested. For

each fiscal year for which an appropriation is made the Commission

shall submit to Congress a report on its expenditures under such

appropriation.

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(Pub. L. 94-304, Sec. 6, June 3, 1976, 90 Stat. 662.)

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TERMINATION OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of provisions of law

requiring submittal to Congress of any annual, semiannual, or other

regular periodic report listed in House Document No. 103-7 (in

which a report required under this section is listed on page 157),

see section 3003 of Pub. L. 104-66, as amended, set out as a note

under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and Finance.

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22 USC Sec. 3007 01/06/03

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Sec. 3007. Appropriations for Commission

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(a) Authorization; disbursements

(1) There are authorized to be appropriated to the Commission for

each fiscal year such sums as may be necessary to enable it to

carry out its duties and functions. Appropriations to the

Commission are authorized to remain available until expended.

(2) Appropriations to the Commission shall be disbursed on

vouchers approved -

(A) jointly by the Chairman and the Cochairman, or

(B) by a majority of the members of the personnel and

administration committee established pursuant to section 3008(a)

of this title.

(b) Use of foreign currencies

For purposes of section 1754(b) of this title, the Commission

shall be deemed to be a standing committee of the Congress and

shall be entitled to use funds in accordance with such sections.

(c) Official reception and representational expenses

Not to exceed $6,000 of the funds appropriated to the Commission

for each fiscal year may be used for official reception and

representational expenses.

(d) Foreign travel for official purposes

Foreign travel for official purposes by Commission members and

staff may be authorized by either the Chairman or the Cochairman.

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(Pub. L. 94-304, Sec. 7, June 3, 1976, 90 Stat. 662; Pub. L.

94-534, Oct. 17, 1976, 90 Stat. 2495; Pub. L. 95-426, title VII,

Sec. 702, Oct. 7, 1978, 92 Stat. 992; Pub. L. 96-60, title IV, Sec.

401, Aug. 15, 1979, 93 Stat. 403; Pub. L. 99-7, Secs. 3, 4, Mar.

27, 1985, 99 Stat. 19.)

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AMENDMENTS

1985 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99-7, Sec. 3, amended subsec. (a)

generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a) read as follows: "There

is authorized to be appropriated to the Commission for each fiscal

year and to remain available until expended $550,000 to assist in

meeting the expenses of the Commission for the purpose of carrying

out the provisions of this chapter, such appropriation to be

disbursed on voucher to be approved by the Chairman of the

Commission."

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 99-7, Sec. 4, added subsec. (d).

1979 - Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 96-60 added subsec. (c).

1978 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95-426 substituted "$550,000" for

"$350,000".

1976 - Pub. L. 94-534 designated existing provisions as subsec.

(a) and added subsec. (b).

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1985 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 99-7 effective Apr. 15, 1985, see section

6(a) of Pub. L. 99-7, set out as a note under section 3002 of this

title.

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Sec. 3008. Commission staff

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(a) Personnel and administration committee

The Commission shall have a personnel and administration

committee composed of the Chairman, the Cochairman, the senior

Commission member from the minority party in the House of

Representatives, and the senior Commission member from the minority

party in the Senate.

(b) Committee functions

All decisions pertaining to the hiring, firing, and fixing of pay

of Commission staff personnel shall be by a majority vote of the

personnel and administration committee, except that -

(1) the Chairman shall be entitled to appoint and fix the pay

of the staff director, and the Cochairman shall be entitled to

appoint and fix the pay of his senior staff person; and

(2) the Chairman and Cochairman each shall have the authority

to appoint, with the approval of the personnel and administration

committee, at least four professional staff members who shall be

responsible to the Chairman or the Cochairman (as the case may

be) who appointed them.

The personnel and administration committee may appoint and fix the

pay of such other staff personnel as it deems desirable.

(c) Staff appointments

All staff appointments shall be made without regard to the

provisions of title 5 governing appointments in the competitive

service, and without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and

subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to

classification and general schedule pay rates.

(d) Commission employees as congressional employees

(1) For purposes of pay and other employment benefits, rights,

and privileges and for all other purposes, any employee of the

Commission shall be considered to be a congressional employee as

defined in section 2107 of title 5.

(2) For purposes of section 3304(c)(1) (!1) of title 5, staff

personnel of the Commission shall be considered as if they are in

positions in which they are paid by the Secretary of the Senate or

the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives.

(3) The provisions of paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection

shall be effective as of June 3, 1976.

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(Pub. L. 94-304, Sec. 8, June 3, 1976, 90 Stat. 662; Pub. L. 99-7,

Sec. 5, Mar. 27, 1985, 99 Stat. 19; Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec.

218(3), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1747.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The provisions of title 5 governing appointments in the

competitive service, referred to in subsec. (c), are classified

generally to section 3301 et seq. of Title 5, Government

Organization and Employees.

Section 3304(c) of title 5, referred to in subsec. (d)(2), was

repealed and section 3304(d) was redesignated 3304(c) by Pub. L.

104-65, Sec. 16(a), (b), Dec. 19, 1995, 109 Stat. 703.

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AMENDMENTS

1996 - Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 104-186 substituted "Chief

Administrative Officer" for "Clerk".

1985 - Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 99-7, in amending section

generally, added subsecs. (a) and (b).

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 99-7, in amending section generally,

designated existing provisions as subsec. (c) and substituted "All

staff appointments shall be made" for "The Commission may appoint

and fix the pay of such staff personnel as it deems desirable,".

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 99-7, in amending section generally, added

subsec. (d).

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1985 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 99-7 effective Apr. 15, 1985, except for

enactment of subsec. (d) which was effective June 3, 1976, see

section 6(a), (b)(2) of Pub. L. 99-7, set out as a note under

section 3002 of this title.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 3007 of this title.

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(!1) See References in Text note below.

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22 USC Sec. 3009 01/06/03

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Sec. 3009. Printing and binding costs

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For purposes of costs relating to printing and binding, including

the costs of personnel detailed from the Government Printing

Office, the Commission shall be deemed to be a committee of the

Congress.

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(Pub. L. 94-304, Sec. 9, as added Pub. L. 99-190, Sec. 134, Dec.

19, 1985, 99 Stat. 1322.)

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