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[121 STAT. 2214]
[121 STAT. 2214]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 2214

PUBLIC LAW 110–161—DEC. 26, 2007 response to, and recovery from all hazards, including major disasters and emergencies; and (3) submit a report to the President and Congress on specific findings, conclusions, and recommendations to address the needs of children as they relate to preparation for, response to, and recovery from all hazards, including major disasters and emergencies.

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SEC. 605. COMPOSITION OF COMMISSION.

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(a) MEMBERS.—The Commission shall be composed of 10 members, of whom— (1) 1 member shall be appointed by the President; (2) 1 member, who is of a different political party than that of the member appointed under paragraph (1), shall be appointed by the President; (3) 2 members shall be appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; (4) 2 members shall be appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; (5) 2 members shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and (6) 2 members shall be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives. (b) CHAIRPERSON, VICE CHAIRPERSON, AND MEETINGS.—Not later than 30 days after the date on which all members of the Commission are appointed under subsection (a), such members shall meet to elect a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from among such members and shall determine a schedule of Commission meetings. (c) GOVERNMENTAL APPOINTEES.—An individual appointed to the Commission may not be an official or employee of the Federal Government. (d) COMMISSION REPRESENTATION.—The Commission shall include at least one— (1) representative from private nonprofit entities with demonstrated expertise in addressing the needs of children as they relate to preparation for, response to, and recovery from all hazards, including major disasters and emergencies; and (2) State emergency manager or local emergency manager. (e) QUALIFICATIONS.—Members appointed under subsection (a) may include— (1) individuals involved with providing services to children, including health, education, housing, and other social services; (2) individuals with experience in emergency management, including coordination of resources and services among State and local governments, the Federal Government, and nongovernmental entities; (3) individuals with philanthropic experience focused on the needs of children in all hazards, including major disasters and emergencies; (4) individuals with experience in providing donated goods and services, including personnel services, to meet the needs of children and families as they relate to preparation for, response to, and recovery from all hazards, including major disasters and emergencies; and

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