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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-546—OCT. 28, 1988

102 STAT. 2735

SEC. 9. DIRECTOR AND STAFF OF COMMISSION.

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(a) APPOINTMENT.—Subject to such rules as may be prescribed by the Commission, the co-chairmen of the Commission may jointly appoint a staff director and such additional personnel as such cochairmen agree are necessary to assist the Commission to carry out the duties and functions of the Commission. (b) COMPENSATION.—Subject to such rules as may be prescribed by the Commission, the co-chairmen of the Commission may jointly fix the compensation of the staff director at a rate not to exceed the rate of basic pay payable for level IV of the Executive Schedule, and the compensation of additional personnel at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate of basic pay payable for OS-16 of the General Schedule. (c) INAPPUCABILITY OF CERTAIN CIVIL SERVICE LAWS.—The Director and staff of the Commission may be appointed without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service, and may be paid without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates. SEC. 10. RULES GOVERNING COMMISSION MEETINGS.

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(a) QUORUM.—11 Commission members with the right to vote at Commission meetings shall constitute a quorum. Any number of Commission members may hold hearings and receive reports but only if such proceedings are conducted by a co-chairman of the Commission. (b) INITIAL MEETING.—Within 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary or the delegate of the Secretary shall conduct the first Commission meeting. (c) SUBSEQUENT MEETINGS.—After the first Commission meeting, the Commission shall meet at the call of either co-chairman or of a majority of the Commission members. (d) PROHIBITION ON PROXY VOTING.—Voting by proxy shall not be allowed. SEC. 11. TERMINATION.

7 USC 1508 note.

The Commission shall cease to exist on December 31, 1990, except that the Secretary may, in the discretion of the Secretary, extend the life of the Commission beyond such date. SEC. 12. FUNDING.

From amounts appropriated to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation for administrative and operating expenses for fiscal year 1989, the Corporation shall make available to the Commission not to exceed $1,500,000 to carry out this Act. Amounts so made available shall remain available to the Commission until expended. Approved October 28, 1988.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 5325: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988): Sept. 26, considered and passed House. Oct. 7, considered and passed Senate.

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