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44 USC CHAPTER 25 - NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND

RECORDS COMMISSION 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 25 - NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION

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CHAPTER 25 - NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS

COMMISSION

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Sec.

2501. Creation; composition; appointment and tenure;

vacancies; meetings.(!1)

2502. Vacancies.

2503. Executive director; staff; transportation

expenses.(!1)

2504. Duties; authorization of grants for historical

publications and records programs; authorization for

appropriations.

2505. Special advisory committees; membership;

reimbursement.

2506. Records to be kept by grantees.

[2507. Repealed.]

AMENDMENTS

1988 - Pub. L. 100-365, Sec. 5, July 13, 1988, 102 Stat. 825,

amended analysis generally, inserting "; vacancies; meetings" after

"tenure" in item 2501, substituted "staff; transportation expenses"

for "editorial and clerical staff; reimbursement of members for

transportation expenses; honorarium" in item 2503 and "historical

publications and records programs; authorization for

appropriations" for "collection, reproduction, and publication of

documentary historical source material" in item 2504, and

reenacting items 2502, 2505, and 2506 without change.

1984 - Pub. L. 98-497, title I, Sec. 107(b)(12)(B), Oct. 19,

1984, 98 Stat. 2287, struck out item 2507 "Report to Congress".

1974 - Pub. L. 93-536, Sec. 1(a), Dec. 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 1734,

inserted "AND RECORDS" after "PUBLICATIONS" in chapter heading.

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CHAPTER REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This chapter is referred to in sections 2111, 2901, 3107 of this

title; title 25 section 450j.

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(!1) So in original. Does not conform to section catchline.

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44 USC Sec. 2501 01/06/03

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Sec. 2501. Creation; composition; appointment and tenure; meetings

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(a) The National Historical Publications and Records Commission

shall consist of 15 members as follows:

(1) the following ex officio members:

(A) the Archivist of the United States, who shall be

chairman;

(B) the Librarian of Congress (or an alternate designated by

the Librarian);

(C) one Senator, appointed by the President of the Senate;

(D) one Representative, appointed by the Speaker of the House

of Representatives;

(E) one member of the judicial branch of the Government,

appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States;

(F) one representative of the Department of State to be

appointed by the Secretary of State; and

(G) one representative of the Department of Defense to be

appointed by the Secretary of Defense;

(2) one member from each of the following organizations,

appointed by the governing council or board of the respective

organization:

(A) the American Historical Association;

(B) the Organization of American Historians;

(C) the Society of American Archivists;

(D) the American Association for State and Local History;

(E) the Association for Documentary Editing; and

(F) the National Association for Government Archives and

Records Administrators; and

(3) two other members, outstanding in the fields of the social

or physical sciences, the arts, or archival or library science,

appointed by the President of the United States.

(b)(1) The members appointed under subsection (a) shall be

appointed for terms of 4 years, except that -

(A) a member appointed under subsection (a)(1)(D) shall be

appointed for a term of 2 years; and

(B) the Archivist and the Librarian of Congress are permanent

ex officio members.

(2) A member may continue to serve after the expiration of a term

until a successor has been appointed, but not to exceed one year.

(c) The Commission shall meet at least annually and at call of

the Chairman.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1293; Pub. L. 92-546, Sec.

1(a), Oct. 25, 1972, 86 Stat. 1155; Pub. L. 93-536, Sec. 1(b), Dec.

22, 1974, 88 Stat. 1735; Pub. L. 96-98, Sec. 2(b), Nov. 1, 1979, 93

Stat. 731; Pub. L. 98-497, title I, Sec. 107(b)(9), Oct. 19, 1984,

98 Stat. 2287; Pub. L. 100-365, Sec. 2(a), July 13, 1988, 102 Stat.

823.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Secs. 391 (part), 393(a) (June

30, 1949, ch. 288, title I, Sec. 104, 63 Stat. 381, and title V,

Sec. 503(a) as added Sept. 5, 1950, ch. 849, Sec. 6(d), 64 Stat.

583).

This section incorporates only the last sentence of paragraph (b)

of former section 391. The balance of that section will be found in

sections 1506, 2102, 2301, and 2902 of the revision.

AMENDMENTS

1988 - Pub. L. 100-365 substituted "appointment and tenure;

meetings" for "appointment and tenure" in section catchline, and

amended text generally, revising and restating as subsecs. (a) to

(c) provisions formerly contained in a single undesignated

paragraph.

1984 - Pub. L. 98-497 struck out "The authority of the

Administrator of General Services under section 754 of title 40 to

regroup, transfer, and distribute functions within the General

Services Administration does not extend to the Commission or its

functions."

1979 - Pub. L. 96-98 inserted "and Records" after "Publications".

1974 - Pub. L. 93-536 inserted provision relating to appointment

and term of two members of Society of American Archivists, and two

members of American Association for State and Local History.

1972 - Pub. L. 92-546 provided for two additional members of the

Organization of American Historians to be appointed for terms of

four years by Executive Board of Organization, one to be appointed

for a term of two years and his successors for a term of four

years.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1988 AMENDMENT

Section 2(b) of Pub. L. 100-365 provided that: "The amendment

made by this section [amending this section] shall be effective on

January 1, 1989, and shall apply to the appointment of any member

on the expiration of a predecessor's term as follows:

"(1) The next two members appointed to such Commission after

such date shall be appointed pursuant to section 2501(a)(2)(E)

and (F) of title 44, United States Code, as amended by this

section.

"(2) Notwithstanding section 2501(b)(1), the first members

appointed pursuant to section 2501(a)(2)(B) and (C) after January

1, 1991, shall be appointed for terms of one year."

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1984 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 98-497 effective Apr. 1, 1985, see section

301 of Pub. L. 98-497, set out as a note under section 2102 of this

title.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 3102 of this title.

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44 USC Sec. 2502 01/06/03

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Sec. 2502. Vacancies

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A person appointed to fill a vacancy in the membership of the

Commission shall be appointed only for the unexpired term of the

member whom he succeeds, and his appointment shall be made in the

same manner as the appointment of his predecessor.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1294.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 393(b) (June 30, 1949, ch.

288, title V, Sec. 503(b), as added Sept. 5, 1950, ch. 849, Sec.

6(d), 64 Stat. 583).

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 3102 of this title.

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44 USC Sec. 2503 01/06/03

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Sec. 2503. Executive director, staff, transportation expenses

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(a) The Commission may appoint, without reference to chapter 51

of title 5, an executive director. The Chairman may appoint such

other employees as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of

this chapter.

(b) Members of the Commission shall be allowed travel expenses

(including per diem allowance in lieu of subsistence) in the same

amount and to the same extent as persons serving intermittently in

the Government service are allowed travel expenses under section

5703 of title 5, United States Code.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1294; Pub. L. 92-546, Sec.

1(b), Oct. 25, 1972, 86 Stat. 1155; Pub. L. 96-98, Sec. 2(a), Nov.

1, 1979, 93 Stat. 731; Pub. L. 100-365, Sec. 3, July 13, 1988, 102

Stat. 824.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 393(c) (June 30, 1949, ch.

288, title V, Sec. 503(c), as added Sept. 5, 1950, ch. 849, Sec.

6(d), 64 Stat. 583).

AMENDMENTS

1988 - Pub. L. 100-365 substituted current section catchline for

"Executive director; editorial and clerical staff; reimbursement of

members for transportation expenses; honorarium", and amended text

generally, revising and restating as subsecs. (a) and (b)

provisions formerly contained in a single undesignated paragraph.

1979 - Pub. L. 96-98 substituted provisions relating to per diem

allowance, instead of subsistence, pursuant to section 5703 of

title 5, for provisions relating to receipt of a sum, not to exceed

$40, instead of subsistence en route to or from or at place of

service.

1972 - Pub. L. 92-546 increased daily allowance from $25 to $40.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1979 AMENDMENT

Section 2(a) of Pub. L. 96-98 provided that the amendment made by

that section is effective Oct. 1, 1979.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 3102 of this title.

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44 USC Sec. 2504 01/06/03

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Sec. 2504. Duties; authorization of grants for historical

publications and records programs; authorization for

appropriations

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(a) The Commission shall make plans, estimates, and

recommendations for historical works and collections of sources it

considers appropriate for preserving, publishing or otherwise

recording at the public expense. The Chairman of the Commission

shall transmit to the President and the Congress from time to time,

and at least biennially, the plans, estimates, and recommendations

developed and approved by the Commission.

(b) The Commission shall cooperate with, assist and encourage

appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies and nongovernmental

institutions, societies, and individuals in collecting and

preserving and, when it considers it desirable, in editing and

publishing papers of outstanding citizens of the United States, and

other documents as may be important for an understanding and

appreciation of the history of the United States.

(c) The Commission may conduct institutes, training and

educational programs, and recommend candidates for fellowships

related to the activities of the Commission and may disseminate

information about documentary sources through guides, directories,

and other technical publications.

(d) The Commission may recommend the expenditure of appropriated

or donated funds for the collecting, describing, preserving,

compiling and publishing (including microfilming and other forms of

reproduction) of documentary sources significant to the history of

the United States and for the activities described in subsection

(c).

(e) The Archivist of the United States may, within the limits of

available appropriated and donated funds, make grants to State and

local agencies and to nonprofit organizations, institutions, and

individuals, for those activities in subsection (d) after

considering the advice and recommendations of the Commission.

(f)(1) For the purposes specified in this section, there is

hereby authorized to be appropriated to the National Historical

Publications and Records Commission -

(A) $6,000,000 for fiscal year 1989;

(B) $8,000,000 for fiscal year 1990;

(C) $10,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1991, 1992, and

1993;

(D) $6,000,000 for fiscal year 1994;

(E) $7,000,000 for fiscal year 1995;

(F) $8,000,000 for fiscal year 1996;

(G) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 1997;

(H) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 1998;

(I) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 1999;

(J) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2000;

(K) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2001;

(L) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2002;

(M) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2003;

(N) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2004; and

(O) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2005.

(2) Amounts appropriated under this subsection shall be available

until expended when so provided in appropriation Acts.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1294; Pub. L. 92-546, Sec.

1(c), Oct. 25, 1972, 86 Stat. 1155; Pub. L. 93-536, Sec. 1(c), Dec.

22, 1974, 88 Stat. 1735; Pub. L. 96-98, Sec. 1, Nov. 1, 1979, 93

Stat. 731; Pub. L. 98-189, Nov. 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 1323; Pub. L.

98-497, title I, Sec. 107(b)(10), Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2287;

Pub. L. 100-365, Sec. 4, July 13, 1988, 102 Stat. 824; Pub. L.

103-262, Sec. 1, May 31, 1994, 108 Stat. 706; Pub. L. 104-274, Sec.

1, Oct. 9, 1996, 110 Stat. 3321; Pub. L. 106-410, Nov. 1, 2000, 114

Stat. 1788.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 393(d) (June 30, 1949, ch.

288, title V, Sec. 503(d), as added Sept. 5, 1950, ch. 849, Sec.

6(d), 64 Stat. 583, and amended July 28, 1964, Pub. L. 88-383, 78

Stat. 335).

AMENDMENTS

2000 - Subsec. (f)(1)(L) to (O). Pub. L. 106-410 added subpars.

(L) to (O).

1996 - Subsec. (f)(1)(H) to (K). Pub. L. 104-274 added subpars.

(H) to (K).

1994 - Subsec. (f)(1)(D) to (G). Pub. L. 103-262 added subpars.

(D) to (G).

1988 - Pub. L. 100-365 substituted current section catchline for

"Duties; authorization of grants for collection, reproduction, and

publication of documentary historical source material", and amended

text generally, revising and restating as subsecs. (a) to (f)

provisions of former subsecs. (a) and (b).

1984 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98-497, Sec. 107(b)(10)(A)-(D),

substituted "Archivist of the United States" for "Administrator of

General Services" in third sentence, substituted "Archivist" for

"Administrator" in fourth sentence, inserted "and Records" after

"Historical Preservation" in fourth sentence, and substituted

"transmit to the President and the Congress" for "transmit to the

Administrator" in last sentence.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 98-497, Sec. 107(b)(10)(E), substituted

"National Archives and Records Administration" for "General

Services Administration".

1983 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 98-189 substituted provisions

authorizing appropriations for fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1984,

and for each of the four succeeding fiscal years, for provisions

authorizing appropriations for fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1981.

1979 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96-98 substituted provisions

authorizing appropriations for fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1981,

for provisions authorizing appropriations for fiscal year ending

June 30, 1975, and for each of four succeeding fiscal years.

1974 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 93-536 substituted "1975" for "1973"

and "$4,000,000" for "$2,000,000".

1972 - Pub. L. 92-546 designated existing provisions as subsec.

(a) and added subsec. (b).

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1984 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 98-497 effective Apr. 1, 1985, see section

301 of Pub. L. 98-497, set out as a note under section 2102 of this

title.

TERMINATION OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of provisions in subsec.

(a) of this section relating to the requirement that the Chairman

of the Commission transmit biennial reports to Congress, see

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

section 1113 of Title 31, Money and Finance, and the 16th item on

page 183 of House Document No. 103-7.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 2506, 3102 of this title.

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Sec. 2505. Special advisory committees; membership; reimbursement

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The Commission may establish special advisory committees to

consult with and make recommendations to it, from among the leading

historians, political scientists, archivists, librarians, and other

specialists of the Nation. Members of special advisory committees

shall be reimbursed for transportation and other expenses on the

same basis as members of the Commission.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1294.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 393(e) (June 30, 1949, ch.

288, title V, Sec. 503, as added Sept. 5, 1950, ch. 849, Sec. 6(d),

64 Stat. 583, and amended July 28, 1964, Pub. L. 88-383, 78 Stat.

335).

TERMINATION OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Advisory committees in existence on Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate

not later than the expiration of the 2-year period following Jan.

5, 1973, unless, in the case of a committee established by the

President or an officer of the Federal Government, such committee

is renewed by appropriate action prior to the expiration of such

2-year period, or in the case of a committee established by the

Congress, its duration is otherwise provided by law. See section 14

of Pub. L. 92-463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 776, set out in the

Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 3102 of this title.

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Sec. 2506. Records to be kept by grantees

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(a) Each recipient of grant assistance under section 2504 of this

title shall keep such records as the Archivist of the United States

prescribes, including records which fully disclose the amount and

disposition by the recipient of the proceeds of the grants, the

total cost of the project or undertaking in connection with which

funds are given or used, and the amount of that portion of the cost

of the project or undertaking supplied by other sources, and any

other records as will facilitate an effective audit.

(b) The Archivist and the Comptroller General of the United

States or their authorized representatives shall have access for

the purposes of audit and examination to books, documents, papers,

and records of the recipients that are pertinent to the grants

received under section 2504 of this title.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1294; Pub. L. 98-497,

title I, Sec. 107(b)(11), Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2287.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 393(g) (June 30, 1949, ch.

288, title V, Sec. 503, as added Sept. 5, 1950, ch. 849, Sec. 6(d),

64 Stat. 583, and amended July 28, 1964, Pub. L. 88-383, 78 Stat.

335).

AMENDMENTS

1984 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98-497 substituted "Archivist of the

United States" for "Administrator of General Services".

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 98-497 substituted "Archivist" for

"Administrator".

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1984 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 98-497 effective Apr. 1, 1985, see section

301 of Pub. L. 98-497, set out as a note under section 2102 of this

title.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 3102 of this title.

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[Sec. 2507. Repealed. Pub. L. 98-497, title I, Sec. 107(b)(12)(A),

Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2287]

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Section, Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1295, related to

report that Administrator is required to make annually to Congress.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Apr. 1, 1985, see section 301 of Pub. L. 98-497,

set out as an Effective Date of 1984 Amendment note under section

2102 of this title.

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