US (United States) Code. Title 50. Chapter 1: Council of National Defense

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50 USC CHAPTER 1 - COUNCIL OF NATIONAL DEFENSE 01/06/03

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TITLE 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

CHAPTER 1 - COUNCIL OF NATIONAL DEFENSE

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CHAPTER 1 - COUNCIL OF NATIONAL DEFENSE

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Sec.

1. Creation, purpose, and composition of council.

2. Advisory commission.

3. Duties of council.

4. Rule and regulations; subordinate bodies and

committees.

5. Reports of subordinate bodies and committees;

unvouchered expenditures.

6. Repealed.

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50 USC Sec. 1 01/06/03

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TITLE 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

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Sec. 1. Creation, purpose, and composition of council

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A Council of National Defense is established, for the

coordination of industries and resources for the national security

and welfare, to consist of the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary

of the Navy, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of

Agriculture, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Secretary of Labor.

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(Aug. 29, 1916, ch. 418, Sec. 2, 39 Stat. 649; July 26, 1947, ch.

343, title II, Sec. 205(a), 61 Stat. 501.)

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CODIFICATION

Sections 1 to 5 of this title are from section 2 of act Aug. 29,

1916, popularly known as the Army Appropriation Act for the fiscal

year 1916.

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CHANGE OF NAME

Department of War designated Department of the Army and title of

Secretary of War changed to Secretary of the Army by section 205(a)

of act July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title II, 61 Stat. 501. Section

205(a) of act July 26, 1947, was repealed by section 53 of act Aug.

10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 641. Section 1 of act Aug. 10, 1956,

enacted "Title 10, Armed Forces" which in sections 3010 to 3013

continued Department of the Army under administrative supervision

of Secretary of the Army.

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

For transfer of certain membership functions, insofar as they

pertain to Air Force, which functions were not previously

transferred from Secretary of the Army and Department of the Army

to Secretary of the Air Force and Department of the Air Force, see

Secretary of Defense Transfer Order No. 40 [App. C(11)], July 22,

1949.

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50 USC Sec. 2 01/06/03

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Sec. 2. Advisory commission

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The Council of National Defense shall nominate to the President,

and the President shall appoint, an advisory commission, consisting

of not more than seven persons, each of whom shall have special

knowledge of some industry, public utility, or the development of

some natural resource, or be otherwise specially qualified, in the

opinion of the council, for the performance of the duties

hereinafter provided. The members of the advisory commission shall

serve without compensation, but shall be allowed actual expenses of

travel and subsistence when attending meetings of the commission or

engaged in investigations pertaining to its activities. The

advisory commission shall hold such meetings as shall be called by

the council or be provided by the rules and regulations adopted by

the council for the conduct of its work.

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(Aug. 29, 1916, ch. 418, Sec. 2, 39 Stat. 649.)

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TERMINATION OF ADVISORY COMMISSIONS

Advisory commissions 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 commission established by the

President or an officer of the Federal Government, such commission

is renewed by appropriate action prior to the expiration of such

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

Congress, its duration is otherwise provided by law. Advisory

commissions established after Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate not later

than the expiration of the 2-year period beginning on the date of

their establishment, unless, in the case of a commission

established by the President or an officer of the Federal

Government, such commission is renewed by appropriate action prior

to the expiration of such 2-year period, or in the case of a

commission established by the Congress, its duration is otherwise

provided by law. See sections 3(2) and 14 of Pub. L. 92-463, Oct.

6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770, 776, set out in the Appendix to Title 5,

Government Organization and Employees.

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50 USC Sec. 3 01/06/03

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Sec. 3. Duties of council

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It shall be the duty of the Council of National Defense to

supervise and direct investigations and make recommendations to the

President and the heads of executive departments as to the location

of railroads with reference to the frontier of the United States so

as to render possible expeditious concentration of troops and

supplies to points of defense; the coordination of military,

industrial, and commercial purposes in the location of branch lines

of railroad; the utilization of waterways; the mobilization of

military and naval resources for defense; the increase of domestic

production of articles and materials essential to the support of

armies and of the people during the interruption of foreign

commerce; the development of seagoing transportation; data as to

amounts, location, method and means of production, and availability

of military supplies; the giving of information to producers and

manufacturers as to the class of supplies needed by the military

and other services of the Government, the requirements relating

thereto, and the creation of relations which will render possible

in time of need the immediate concentration and utilization of the

resources of the Nation.

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(Aug. 29, 1916, ch. 418, Sec. 2, 39 Stat. 649; Nov. 9, 1921, ch.

119, Sec. 3, 42 Stat. 212.)

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CODIFICATION

The words "extensive highways and" which preceded "branch lines

of railroad" omitted on authority of act Nov. 9, 1921, which

transferred powers and duties of Council relating to highways to

Secretary of Commerce.

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50 USC Sec. 4 01/06/03

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Sec. 4. Rules and regulations; subordinate bodies and committees

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The Council of National Defense shall adopt rules and regulations

for the conduct of its work, which rules and regulations shall be

subject to the approval of the President, and shall provide for the

work of the advisory commission to the end that the special

knowledge of such commission may be developed by suitable

investigation, research, and inquiry and made available in

conference and report for the use of the council; and the council

may organize subordinate bodies for its assistance in special

investigations, either by the employment of experts or by the

creation of committees of specially qualified persons to serve

without compensation, but to direct the investigations of experts

so employed.

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(Aug. 29, 1916, ch. 418, Sec. 2, 39 Stat. 650.)

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TERMINATION OF ADVISORY COMMISSIONS

Advisory commissions 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 commission established by the

President or an officer of the Federal Government, such commission

is renewed by appropriate action prior to the expiration of such

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

Congress, its duration is otherwise provided by law. Advisory

commissions established after Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate not later

than the expiration of the 2-year period beginning on the date of

their establishment, unless, in the case of a commission

established by the President or an officer of the Federal

Government, such commission is renewed by appropriate action prior

to the expiration of such 2-year period, or in the case of a

commission established by the Congress, its duration is otherwise

provided by law. See sections 3(2) and 14 of Pub. L. 92-463, Oct.

6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770, 776, set out in the Appendix to Title 5,

Government Organization and Employees.

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50 USC Sec. 5 01/06/03

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Sec. 5. Reports of subordinate bodies and committees; unvouchered

expenditures

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Reports shall be submitted by all subordinate bodies and by the

advisory commission to the council, and from time to time the

council shall report to the President or to the heads of executive

departments upon special inquiries or subjects appropriate thereto.

When deemed proper the President may authorize, in amounts

stipulated by him, unvouchered expenditures.

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(Aug. 29, 1916, ch. 418, Sec. 2, 39 Stat. 650; Aug. 7, 1946, ch.

770, Sec. 1(53), 60 Stat. 870.)

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CODIFICATION

Second sentence was from a proviso to the first sentence, which

was affected by act Aug. 7, 1946.

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AMENDMENTS

1946 - Act Aug. 7, 1946, repealed all provisions requiring annual

reports to Congress of the Council's activities and expenditures.

TERMINATION OF ADVISORY COMMISSIONS

Advisory commissions 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 commission established by the

President or an officer of the Federal Government, such commission

is renewed by appropriate action prior to the expiration of such

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

Congress, its duration is otherwise provided by law. Advisory

commissions established after Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate not later

than the expiration of the 2-year period beginning on the date of

their establishment, unless, in the case of a commission

established by the President or an officer of the Federal

Government, such commission is renewed by appropriate action prior

to the expiration of such 2-year period, or in the case of a

commission established by the Congress, its duration is otherwise

provided by law. See sections 3(2) and 14 of Pub. L. 92-463, Oct.

6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770, 776, set out in the Appendix to Title 5,

Government Organization and Employees.

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50 USC Sec. 6 01/06/03

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Sec. 6. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80

Stat. 644

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Section, act June 5, 1920, ch. 235, 41 Stat. 886, placed a limit

on salaries of officers and employees of Council of National

Defense.

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