US (United States) Code. Title 2. Chapter 22A: Center for Russian Leadership Development

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2 USC CHAPTER 22A - CENTER FOR RUSSIAN LEADERSHIP

DEVELOPMENT 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 22A - CENTER FOR RUSSIAN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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CHAPTER 22A - CENTER FOR RUSSIAN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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1151. Center for Russian Leadership Development.

(a) Establishment.

(b) Purpose and authority of the Center.

(c) Establishment of Fund.

(d) Executive Director.

(e) Administrative provisions.

(f) Authorization of appropriations.

(g) Transfer of funds.

(h) Effective dates.

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2 USC Sec. 1151 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 22A - CENTER FOR RUSSIAN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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Sec. 1151. Center for Russian Leadership Development

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(a) Establishment

(1) In general

There is established in the legislative branch of the

Government a center to be known as the ''Center for Russian

Leadership Development'' (the ''Center'').

(2) Board of Trustees

The Center shall be subject to the supervision and direction of

a Board of Trustees which shall be composed of nine members as

follows:

(A) Two members appointed by the Speaker of the House of

Representatives, one of whom shall be designated by the

Majority Leader of the House of Representatives and one of whom

shall be designated by the Minority Leader of the House of

Representatives.

(B) Two members appointed by the President pro tempore of the

Senate, one of whom shall be designated by the Majority Leader

of the Senate and one of whom shall be designated by the

Minority Leader of the Senate.

(C) The Librarian of Congress.

(D) Four private individuals with interests in improving

United States and Russian relations, designated by the

Librarian of Congress.

Each member appointed under this paragraph shall serve for a term

of 3 years. Any vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as

the original appointment and the individual so appointed shall

serve for the remainder of the term. Members of the Board shall

serve without pay, but shall be entitled to reimbursement for

travel, subsistence, and other necessary expenses incurred in the

performance of their duties.

(b) Purpose and authority of the Center

(1) Purpose

The purpose of the Center is to establish, in accordance with

the provisions of paragraph (2), a program to enable emerging

political leaders of Russia at all levels of government to gain

significant, firsthand exposure to the American free market

economic system and the operation of American democratic

institutions through visits to governments and communities at

comparable levels in the United States.

(2) Grant program

Subject to the provisions of paragraphs (3) and (4), the Center

shall establish a program under which the Center annually awards

grants to government or community organizations in the United

States that seek to establish programs under which those

organizations will host Russian nationals who are emerging

political leaders at any level of government.

(3) Restrictions

(A) Duration

The period of stay in the United States for any individual

supported with grant funds under the program shall not exceed

30 days.

(B) Limitation

The number of individuals supported with grant funds under

the program shall not exceed 3,000 in any fiscal year.

(C) Use of funds

Grant funds under the program shall be used to pay -

(i) the costs and expenses incurred by each program

participant in traveling between Russia and the United States

and in traveling within the United States;

(ii) the costs of providing lodging in the United States to

each program participant, whether in public accommodations or

in private homes; and

(iii) such additional administrative expenses incurred by

organizations in carrying out the program as the Center may

prescribe.

(4) Application

(A) In general

Each organization in the United States desiring a grant under

this section shall submit an application to the Center at such

time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information as

the Center may reasonably require.

(B) Contents

Each application submitted pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall

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(i) describe the activities for which assistance under this

section is sought;

(ii) include the number of program participants to be

supported;

(iii) describe the qualifications of the individuals who

will be participating in the program; and

(iv) provide such additional assurances as the Center

determines to be essential to ensure compliance with the

requirements of this section.

(c) Establishment of Fund

(1) In general

There is established in the Treasury of the United States a

trust fund to be known as the ''Russian Leadership Development

Center Trust Fund'' (the ''Fund'') which shall consist of amounts

which may be appropriated, credited, or transferred to it under

this section.

(2) Donations

Any money or other property donated, bequeathed, or devised to

the Center under the authority of this section shall be credited

to the Fund.

(3) Fund management

(A) In general

The provisions of subsections (b), (c), and (d) of section

1105 of this title, and the provisions of section 1106(b) of

this title, shall apply to the Fund.

(B) Expenditures

The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to pay to the

Center from amounts in the Fund such sums as the Board of

Trustees of the Center determines are necessary and appropriate

to enable the Center to carry out the provisions of this

section.

(d) Executive Director

The Board shall appoint an Executive Director who shall be the

chief executive officer of the Center and who shall carry out the

functions of the Center subject to the supervision and direction of

the Board of Trustees. The Executive Director of the Center shall

be compensated at the annual rate specified by the Board, but in no

event shall such rate exceed level III of the Executive Schedule

under section 5314 of title 5.

(e) Administrative provisions

(1) In general

The provisions of section 1108 of this title shall apply to the

Center.

(2) Support provided by Library of Congress

The Library of Congress may disburse funds appropriated to the

Center, compute and disburse the basic pay for all personnel of

the Center, provide administrative, legal, financial management,

and other appropriate services to the Center, and collect from

the Fund the full costs of providing services under this

paragraph, as provided under an agreement for services ordered

under sections 1535 and 1536 of title 31.

(f) Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be

necessary to carry out this section.

(g) Transfer of funds

Any amounts appropriated for use in the program established under

section 3011 of the 1999 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act

(Public Law 106-31; 113 Stat. 93) shall be transferred to the Fund

and shall remain available without fiscal year limitation.

(h) Effective dates

(1) In general

This section shall take effect on December 21, 2000.

(2) Transfer

Subsection (g) of this section shall only apply to amounts

which remain unexpended on and after the date the Board of

Trustees of the Center certifies to the Librarian of Congress

that grants are ready to be made under the program established

under this section.

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(Pub. L. 106-554, Sec. 1(a)(2) (title III, Sec. 313), Dec. 21,

2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A-120.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

Section 3011 of the 1999 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations

Act, referred to in subsec. (g), is section 3011 of Pub. L. 106-31,

which is set out as a note below.

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RUSSIAN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Pub. L. 106-31, title III, Sec. 3011, May 21, 1999, 113 Stat. 93,

as amended by Pub. L. 106-113, div. B, Sec. 1000(a)(2) (title V,

Sec. 585), Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1535, 1501A-117; Pub. L.

106-554, Sec. 1(a)(2) (title III, Sec. 310), Dec. 21, 2000, 114

Stat. 2763, 2763A-119, provided that:

''(a) Purpose. - It is the purpose of this section to establish,

in accordance with the provisions of this section -

''(1) a pilot program within the Library of Congress for fiscal

years 2000 and 2001; and

''(2) a permanent program within the Executive agency

designated by the President of the United States for fiscal years

2002 and thereafter,

to enable emerging political leaders of Russia at all levels of

government to gain significant, firsthand exposure to the American

free market economic system and the operation of American

democratic institutions through visits to governments and

communities at comparable levels in the United States.

''(b) Grants. -

''(1) In general. - The head of the administering agency shall

annually award grants to government or community organizations in

the United States that seek to establish programs under which

those organizations will host eligible Russians for the purpose

described in subsection (a).

''(2) Duration. - The period of stay in the United States for

any eligible Russian supported with grant funds under this

section shall not exceed 30 days.

''(3) Limitation. - The number of eligible Russians supported

with grant funds under this section shall not exceed 3,000 in any

fiscal year.

''(4) Administration. -

''(A) In general. - Subject to the availability of

appropriations, the head of the administering agency -

''(i) may contract with nongovernmental organizations

having expertise in carrying out the activities described in

subsection (a) for the purpose of carrying out the

administrative functions of the program (other than the

awarding of grants); and

''(ii) may, without regard to the civil service laws and

regulations (or, in the case of the Librarian of Congress,

any requirement for competition in hiring), appoint and

terminate an executive director and such other additional

personnel as may be necessary to enable the administering

agency to perform its duties under this section.

''(B) Waiver of competitive bidding. - The Librarian of

Congress, after consultation with the Joint Committee on the

Library of Congress, may enter into contracts under

subparagraph (A)(i) to carry out the pilot program during

fiscal years 2000 and 2001 without regard to section 3709 of

the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 5) or any other requirement for

competitive contracting or the providing of notice of

contracting opportunities.

''(c) Use of Funds. - Grants awarded under subsection (b) shall

be used to pay -

''(1) the costs and expenses incurred by each program

participant in traveling between Russia and the United States and

in traveling within the United States;

''(2) the costs of providing lodging in the United States to

each program participant, whether in public accommodations or in

private homes; and

''(3) such additional administrative expenses incurred by

organizations in carrying out the program as the head of the

administering agency may prescribe.

''(d) Application. -

''(1) In general. - Each organization in the United States

desiring a grant under this section shall submit an application

to the head of the administering agency at such time, in such

manner, and accompanied by such information as such head may

reasonably require.

''(2) Contents. - Each application submitted pursuant to

paragraph (1) shall -

''(A) describe the activities for which assistance under this

section is sought;

''(B) include the number of program participants to be

supported;

''(C) describe the qualifications of the individuals who will

be participating in the program; and

''(D) provide such additional assurances as the head of the

administering agency determines to be essential to ensure

compliance with the requirements of this section.

''(3) Waiver. - The Librarian of Congress may waive the

requirement of this subsection in carrying out the pilot program

during fiscal years 2000 and 2001.

''(e) Advisory Board. -

''(1) In general. - There is established a Russian Leadership

Program Advisory Board which shall advise the head of the

administering agency as to the carrying out of the permanent

program during fiscal years 2002 and thereafter.

''(2) Membership. - The Advisory Board under paragraph (1)

shall consist of -

''(A) two members appointed by the Speaker of the House of

Representatives, of whom one shall be designated by the

Majority Leader of the House of Representatives and one shall

be designated by the Minority Leader of the House of

Representatives;

''(B) two members appointed by the President pro tempore of

the Senate, of whom one shall be designated by the Majority

Leader of the Senate and one shall be designated by the

Minority Leader of the Senate;

''(C) the Librarian of Congress;

''(D) a private individual with expertise in international

exchange programs, designated by the Librarian of Congress; and

''(E) an officer or employee of the administering agency,

designated by the head of the administering agency.

''(3) Terms. - Each member appointed under paragraph (2) shall

serve for a term of 3 years. Any vacancy shall be filled in the

same manner as the original appointment and the individual so

appointed shall serve for the remainder of the term.

''(f) Reporting. - The head of the administering agency shall,

not later than 3 months following the close of each fiscal year for

which such agency administered the program, report to Congress with

respect to the conduct of such program during such fiscal year.

Such report shall include information with respect to the number of

participants in the program and the cost of the program, and any

recommendations on improvements necessary to enable the program to

carry out the purposes of this section.

''(g) Funding. -

''(1) Fiscal year 1999. -

''(A) In general. - Of funds made available under the heading

'SENATE' under title I of the Legislative (Branch)

Appropriations Act, 1999 (Public Law 105-275; 112 Stat. 2430 et

seq.) (see Tables for classification), $10,000,000 shall be

made available, subject to the approval of the Committee on

Appropriations of the Senate, to the administering agency to

carry out the program.

''(B) Use of funds at close of fiscal year. - Funds made

available under this paragraph which are unexpended and

unobligated as of the close of fiscal year 1999 shall no longer

be available for such purpose and shall be available for the

purpose originally appropriated.

''(2) Fiscal year 2000 and subsequent fiscal years. -

''(A) Authorization of appropriations. - There are authorized

to be appropriated to the administering agency for fiscal years

2000 and thereafter such sums as may be necessary to carry out

the program.

''(B) Availability of funds. - Amounts appropriated pursuant

to subparagraph (A) are authorized to remain available until

expended.

''(h) Definitions. - In this section:

''(1) Administering agency. - The term 'administering agency'

means -

''(A) for fiscal years 2000 and 2001, the Library of

Congress; and

''(B) for fiscal year 2002, and subsequent fiscal years, the

Executive agency designated by the President of the United

States under subsection (a)(2).

''(2) Eligible russian. - The term 'eligible Russian' means a

Russian national who is an emerging political leader at any level

of government.

''(3) Program. - The term 'program' means the grant program

established under this section.

''(4) Program participant. - The term 'program participant'

means an eligible Russian selected for participation in the

program.''

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