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§ 803. —  Board organization.



[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 2USC803]

 
                          TITLE 2--THE CONGRESS
 
                 CHAPTER 19--CONGRESSIONAL AWARD PROGRAM
 
                SUBCHAPTER I--CONGRESSIONAL AWARD PROGRAM
 
Sec. 803. Board organization


(a) Membership; composition; appointment criteria; derivation of 
        appointment

    (1) The Board shall consist of 25 members, as follows:
        (A) Six members appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, 
    1 of whom shall be a recipient of the Congressional Award.
        (B) Six members appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, 
    1 of whom shall be a a \1\ local Congressional Award program 
    volunteer.
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        (C) Six members appointed by the Speaker of the House of 
    Representatives, 1 of whom shall be a a \1\ local Congressional 
    Award program volunteer.
        (D) Six members appointed by the minority leader of the House of 
    Representatives, 1 of whom shall be a recipient of the Congressional 
    Award.
        (E) The Director of the Board, who shall serve as a nonvoting 
    member.

    (2) In making appointments to the Board, the congressional 
leadership shall consider recommendations submitted by any interested 
party, including any member of the Board. One of the members appointed 
under each of subparagraphs (A) through (D) of paragraph (1) shall be a 
member of the Congress.
    (3) Individuals appointed to the Board shall have an interest in one 
or more of the fields of concern of the Congressional Award Program.
    (4) For the purpose of determining the derivation of the appointment 
of any person appointed to the Board under this section, if there is a 
change in the status of majority and minority between the parties of the 
House or the Senate, each person appointed under this section shall be 
deemed to have been appointed by the leadership position set out in 
subsection (a)(1) of this section of the party of the individual who 
made the initial appointment of such person.

(b) Terms of appointed members; reappointment

    (1) Appointed members of the Board shall continue to serve at the 
pleasure of the officer by whom they are appointed, and (unless 
reappointed under paragraph (3)) shall serve for a term of 4 years.
    (2) For the purpose of adjusting the terms of Board members to allow 
for staggered appointments, the following distribution of Board terms 
shall take effect at the first meeting of the Board occurring after 
November 6, 1990:
        (A) Those members who have served 10 years or more, as of the 
    date of such meeting, shall have an appointment expiring on a date 2 
    years from October 1, 1990.
        (B) Those members who have served for 6 months or less, as of 
    the date of such meeting, shall have an appointment expiring on a 
    date 6 years from October 11, 1990.
        (C) All other members shall apportion the remaining Board 
    positions between equal numbers of 2 and 4 year terms (providing 
    that if there are an unequal number of remaining members, there 
    shall be a predominance of 4 year terms), such apportionment to be 
    made by lot.

    (3)(A) Subject to the limitations in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of 
this paragraph, members of the Board may be reappointed, provided that 
no member may serve more than 2 consecutive terms.
    (B) Members of the Board covered under paragraph (2)(A) of this 
section \2\ shall not be eligible for reappointment to the Board. 
Members of the Board covered under subparagraphs (B) and (C) of 
paragraph (2) of this section \2\ may be reappointed for 1 additional 
consecutive 4 year term.
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    (C) Members of the Board who serve as chairman of the Board shall 
not have the time during which they serve as chairman used in the 
computation of their period of service for purposes of this paragraph 
and paragraph (2).

(c) Vacancies in membership

    (1) Any vacancy in the Board shall be filled in the same manner in 
which the original appointment was made.
    (2) Any appointed member of the Board may continue to serve after 
the expiration of his term until his successor has taken office.
    (3) Vacancies in the membership of the Board shall not affect its 
power to function if there remain sufficient members to constitute a 
quorum under subsection (d) of this section.

(d) Notice; quorum

    (1) A meeting of the Board may be convened only if--
        (A) notice of the meeting was provided to each member in 
    accordance with the bylaws; and
        (B) not less than 11 members are present for the meeting at the 
    time given in the notice.

    (2) A majority of the members present when a meeting is convened 
shall constitute a quorum for the remainder of the meeting.

(e) Compensation for travel expenses of members

    Members of the Board shall serve without pay but may be compensated 
for reasonable travel expenses incurred by them in the performance of 
their duties as members of the Board.

(f) Meetings

    The Board shall meet at least twice a year at the call of the 
Chairman (with at least one meeting in the District of Columbia) and at 
such other times as the Chairman may determine to be appropriate. The 
Chairman shall call a meeting of the Board whenever one-third of the 
members of the Board submit written requests for such a meeting.

(g) Chairman and Vice Chairman

    The Chairman and the Vice Chairman of the Board shall be elected 
from among the members of the Board by a majority vote of the Board for 
such terms as the Board determines. The Vice Chairman shall perform the 
duties of the Chairman in his absence.

(h) Appointment, functions, etc., of committees; membership

    (1) The Board may appoint such committees, and assign to the 
committees such functions, as may be appropriate to assist the Board in 
carrying out its duties under this chapter. Members of such committees 
may include the members of the Board or such other qualified individuals 
as the Board may select.
    (2) Any employee or officer of the Federal Government may serve as a 
member of a committee created by the Board, but may not receive 
compensation for services performed for such a committee.

(i) Bylaws and regulations; contents; transmittal to Congress

    The Board shall establish such bylaws and other regulations as may 
be appropriate to enable the Board to carry out its functions under this 
chapter. Such bylaws and other regulations shall include provisions to 
prevent any conflict of interest, or the appearance of any conflict of 
interest, in the procurement and employment actions taken by the Board 
or by any officer or employee of the Board. Such bylaws shall include 
appropriate fiscal control, funds accountability, and operating 
principles to ensure compliance with the provisions of section 806 of 
this title. A copy of such bylaws shall be transmitted to each House of 
Congress not later than 90 days after November 25, 1985, and not later 
than 10 days after any subsequent amendment or revision of such bylaws.

(j) Removal from Board

    Any member of the Board who fails to attend 4 consecutive Board 
meetings scheduled pursuant to the bylaws of the Board and for which 
proper notice has been given under such bylaws, or to send a designee of 
such member (approved in advance by the Board under provisions of its 
bylaws), is, by operation of this subsection, removed, for cause, from 
the Board as of the date of the last meeting from which they are absent. 
The Chairman of the Board shall take such steps as are necessary to 
inform members who have 3 absences of this subsection. The Chairman 
shall notify the House and the Senate, including the appropriate 
committees of each body, whenever there is a vacancy created by the 
operation of this subsection.

(Pub. L. 96-114, title I, Sec. 103, formerly Sec. 4, Nov. 16, 1979, 93 
Stat. 852; Pub. L. 98-33, Sec. 1, May 25, 1983, 97 Stat. 194; Pub. L. 
99-161, Secs. 2, 4(d), (e), Nov. 25, 1985, 99 Stat. 934, 935; Pub. L. 
100-674, Sec. 2(b), Nov. 17, 1988, 102 Stat. 3996; Pub. L. 101-525, 
Secs. 4-6, Nov. 6, 1990, 104 Stat. 2305, 2306; Pub. L. 106-63, 
Sec. 1(b), Oct. 1, 1999, 113 Stat. 510; renumbered title I, Sec. 103, 
and amended Pub. L. 106-533, Sec. 1(b)(1), (2), (5), Nov. 22, 2000, 114 
Stat. 2553, 2554.)


                               Amendments

    2000--Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 106-533, Sec. 1(b)(5), made technical 
amendment to reference in original act which appears in text as 
reference to section 806 of this title.
    1999--Subsec. (a)(1)(A). Pub. L. 106-63, Sec. 1(b)(1), substituted 
``recipient of the Congressional Award'' for ``member of the 
Congressional Award Association''.
    Subsec. (a)(1)(B), (C). Pub. L. 106-63, Sec. 1(b)(2), substituted 
``a local Congressional Award program volunteer'' for ``representative 
of a local Congressional Award Council''.
    Subsec. (a)(1)(D). Pub. L. 106-63, Sec. 1(b)(1), substituted 
``recipient of the Congressional Award'' for ``member of the 
Congressional Award Association''.
    1990--Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 101-525, Sec. 4, added par. (4).
    Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101-525, Sec. 5, designated existing provision 
as par. (1) and substituted ``and (unless reappointed under paragraph 
(3)) shall serve for a term of 4 years'' for ``but (unless reappointed) 
shall not serve for more than four years'', and added pars. (2) and (3).
    Subsec. (j). Pub. L. 101-525, Sec. 6, added subsec. (j).
    1988--Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 100-674, Sec. 2(b)(1), in introductory 
provisions, substituted ``25'' for ``thirty-three'', in subpars. (A) to 
(D), substituted ``Six members'' for ``Eight members'', in subpars. (A) 
and (D), inserted ``, 1 of whom shall be a member of the Congressional 
Award Association'', and in subpars. (B) and (C), inserted ``, 1 of whom 
shall be a representative of a local Congressional Award Council''.
    Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 100-674, Sec. 2(b)(2), amended subsec. (d) 
generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (d) read as follows: ``A majority 
of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum.''
    1985--Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 99-161, Sec. 2(1), inserted ``One of 
the members appointed under each of subparagraphs (A) through (D) of 
paragraph (1) shall be a member of the Congress.''
    Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 99-161, Sec. 2(2), amended subsec. (b) 
generally, substituting provisions for continuance of service of 
appointed members at pleasure of appointing officer, but unless 
reappointed, for not more than four years, for provisions limiting term 
of service to six years with exceptions for first appointed members and 
individuals appointed to Board after March 31, 1983, whose terms were 
limited.
    Subsec. (c)(2) to (4). Pub. L. 99-161, Sec. 2(3), struck out par. 
(2) limiting term of service of any member appointed to fill out an 
unexpired term to remainder of that term and redesignated pars. (3) and 
(4) as (2) and (3), respectively.
    Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 99-161, Sec. 4(d), substituted ``meet at least 
twice a year at the call of the Chairman (with at least one meeting in 
the District of Columbia)'' for ``meet annually at the call of the 
Chairman''.
    Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 99-161, Sec. 4(e), inserted requirement that 
bylaws and other regulations include provisions preventing conflict of 
interest, and include appropriate fiscal control, funds accountability, 
etc., to comply with section 806 of this title, and inserted provisions 
requiring transmittal of a copy of such bylaws to each House of Congress 
within specified periods of time.
    1983--Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 98-33, Sec. 1(a)(1), (2), substituted 
``thirty-three'' for ``seventeen'' in the matter preceding subpar. (A), 
and substituted ``Eight'' for ``Four'' in each of subpars. (A) through 
(D).
    Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 98-33, Sec. 1(a)(3), struck out ``or the 
Committee for the Establishment and Promotion of the Congressional 
Award'' after ``member of the Board''.
    Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 98-33, Sec. 1(b), designated existing 
provisions as par. (1); in par. (1), as so designated, redesignated 
pars. (1) to (3) as subpars. (A) to (C), respectively, and substituted 
``Except as provided in paragraph (2), appointed'' for ``Appointed''; 
and added par. (2).


                          Transition Provisions

    Section 3 of Pub. L. 100-674 provided that: ``Not later than 120 
days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 17, 1988], the 
congressional leadership shall appoint members to fill vacancies on the 
Congressional Award Board in accordance with section 4(a) of the 
Congressional Award Act [2 U.S.C. 803(a)] (as amended by section 2(b)). 
In filling such vacancies, the congressional leadership shall first 
appoint members from the Congressional Award Association and local 
Congressional Award Councils in accordance with section 4(a) of the 
Congressional Award Act (as amended by section 2(b)).''


               Exceptional Terms for Certain Board Members

    Section 2 of Pub. L. 98-33, relating to exceptional terms for 
certain individuals appointed to the Congressional Award Board, was 
repealed by Pub. L. 99-161, Sec. 5, Nov. 25, 1985, 99 Stat. 936.



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