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§ 179n. —  National Film Preservation Board.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 2USC179n]

                          TITLE 2--THE CONGRESS
                     CHAPTER 5--LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Sec. 179n. National Film Preservation Board

(a) Number and appointment

                             (1) Members

        The Librarian shall establish in the Library of Congress a 
    National Film Preservation Board to be comprised of 20 members, who 
    shall be selected by the Librarian in accordance with this section. 
    Subject to subparagraphs (C) and (N), the Librarian shall request 
    each organization listed in subparagraphs (A) through (Q) to submit 
    a list of three candidates qualified to serve as a member of the 
    Board. Except for the members-at-large appointed under subparagraph 
    \1\ (2), the Librarian shall appoint one member from each such list 
    submitted by such organizations, and shall designate from that list 
    an alternate who may attend at Board expense those meetings to which 
    the individual appointed to the Board cannot attend. The 
    organizations are the following:
    \1\ So in original. Probably should be ``paragraph''.
            (A) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
            (B) The Directors Guild of America.
            (C) The Writers Guild of America. The Writers Guild of 
        America East and the Writers Guild of America West shall each 
        nominate three candidates, and a representative from one 
        organization shall be selected as the member and a 
        representative from the other organization as the alternate.
            (D) The National Society of Film Critics.
            (E) The Society for Cinema Studies.
            (F) The American Film Institute.
            (G) The Department of Film and Television of the School of 
        Theater, Film and Television at the University of California, 
        Los Angeles.
            (H) The Department of Film and Television of the Tisch 
        School of the Arts at New York University.
            (I) The University Film and Video Association.
            (J) The Motion Picture Association of America.
            (K) The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
            (L) The Screen Actors Guild of America.
            (M) The National Association of Theater Owners.
            (N) The American Society of Cinematographers and the 
        International Photographers Guild, which shall jointly submit 
        one list of three candidates from which a member and alternate 
        will be selected.
            (O) The United States Members of the International 
        Federation of Film Archives.
            (P) The Association of Moving Image Archivists.
            (Q) The Society of Composers and Lyricists.

                        (2) Members-at-large

        In addition to the members appointed under paragraph (1), the 
    Librarian shall appoint up to three members-at-large. The Librarian 
    shall also select an alternate for each member \2\ at-large, who may 
    attend at Board expense those meetings which the member \2\ at-large 
    cannot attend.
    \2\ So in original. Probably should be followed by a hyphen.

(b) Chair

    The Librarian shall appoint one member of the Board to serve as 

(c) Term of office

                              (1) Terms

        The term of each member of the Board shall be 4 years, except 
    that there shall be no limit to the number of terms that any 
    individual member may serve.

                (2) Removal of member or organization

        The Librarian shall have the authority to remove any member of 
    the Board, or the organization listed in subsection (a) of this 
    section such member represents, if the member, or organization, over 
    any consecutive 2-year period, fails to attend at least one 
    regularly scheduled Board meeting.

                            (3) Vacancies

        A vacancy in the Board shall be filled in the manner in which 
    the original appointment was made under subsection (a) of this 
    section, except that the Librarian may fill the vacancy from a list 
    of candidates previously submitted by the organization or 
    organizations involved. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy 
    before the expiration of the term for which his or her predecessor 
    was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of such term.

(d) Quorum

    11 members of the Board shall constitute a quorum but a lesser 
number may hold hearings.

(e) Reimbursement of expenses

    Members of the Board shall serve without pay, but may be reimbursed 
for the actual and necessary traveling and subsistence expenses incurred 
by them in the performance of the duties of the Board.

(f) Meetings

    The Board shall meet at least once each fiscal year. Meetings shall 
be at the call of the Librarian.

(g) Conflict of interest

    The Librarian shall establish rules and procedures to address any 
potential conflict of interest between a member of the Board and 
responsibilities of the Board.

(Pub. L. 104-285, title I, Sec. 104, Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3378.)

                         Termination of Section

        For termination of section, see section 179w of this title.

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in sections 179l, 179m, 179s, 179t, 
179u, 179v, 179w of this title.

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