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§ 179o. —  Responsibilities and powers of 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: 2USC179o]

                          TITLE 2--THE CONGRESS
                     CHAPTER 5--LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Sec. 179o. Responsibilities and powers of Board

(a) In general

    The Board shall review nominations of films submitted to it for 
inclusion in the National Film Registry and consult with the Librarian, 
as provided in section 179m of this title, with respect to the inclusion 
of such films in the Registry and the preservation of these and other 
films that are culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

(b) Nomination of films

    The Board shall consider, for inclusion in the National Film 
Registry, nominations submitted by the general public as well as 
representatives of the film industry, such as the guilds and societies 
representing actors, directors, screenwriters, cinematographers, and 
other creative artists, producers, and film critics, archives and other 
film preservation organizations, and representatives of academic 
institutions with film study programs. The Board shall nominate not more 
than 25 films each year for inclusion in the Registry.

(c) Powers

                           (1) In general

        The Board may, for the purpose of carrying out its duties, hold 
    such hearings, sit and act at such times and places, take such 
    testimony, and receive such evidence, as the Librarian and the Board 
    consider appropriate.

                      (2) Service on Foundation

        Two sitting members of the Board shall be appointed by the 
    Librarian, and shall serve, as Board members of the National Film 
    Preservation Foundation, in accordance with section 151703 of title 

(Pub. L. 104-285, title I, Sec. 105, Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3380.)

                         Termination of Section

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


    ``Section 151703 of title 36'' substituted in subsec. (c)(2) for 
``section 203'', meaning section 203 of the National Film Preservation 
Act of 1996, on authority of Pub. L. 105-225, Sec. 5(b), Aug. 12, 1998, 
112 Stat. 1499, the first section of which enacted Title 36, Patriotic 
and National Observances, Ceremonies, and Organizations.

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

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

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