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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-497—OCT. 19, 1984

98 STAT. 2293

Archives Trust Fund. The Archivist may not charge for making or authenticating copies or reproductions of materials for official use by the United States Government unless appropriations available to the Archivist for this purpose are insufficient to cover the cost of performing the work.". NATIONAL ARCHIVES TRUST FUND BOARD

SEC. 202. (a) Chapter 23 of title 44, United States Code, is amended by striking out sections 2302 through 2305 and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "§ 2302. Authority of the Board; seal; services; bylaws; rules; regulations; employees "In carrying out the purposes of this chapter, the Board— "(1) may adopt an official seal, which shall be judicially noticed; "(2) may utilize on a reimbursable basis the services and personnel of the National Archives and Records Administration necessary (as determined by the Archivist) to assist the Board in the administration of the trust fund, and in the preparation and publication of special works and collections of sources and preparation, duplication, editing, and release of historical photographic materials and sound recordings, and may utilize on a reimbursable basis the services and personnel of other Federal agencies for such purposes; "(3) may adopt bylaws, rules, and regulations necessary for the administration of its functions under this chapter; and "(4) may, subject to the laws and regulations governing appointments in the civil service, appoint and fix the compensation of such personnel as may be necessary to carry out its functions.

44 USC 2302.

"§2303. Powers and obligations of the Board; liability of members "Except as otherwise provided by this chapter, the Board shall have all the usual powers and obligations of a trustee with respect to property and funds administered by it, but the members of the Board are not personally liable, except for malfeasance.

44 USC 2303.

"§2304. Compensation of members; availability of trust funds for expenses of the Board "Compensation may not be paid to the members of the Board for their services as members. Costs incurred by the Board in carrying out its duties under this chapter, including the obligations necessarily incurred by the members of the Board in the performance of their duties and the compensation of persons employed by the Board, shall be paid by the Archivist of the United States from trust funds available to the Board for this purpose. The Board, by resolution, may authorize the transfer of funds (including the principal or interest of a gift or bequest) to the National Archives and Records Administration to be expended on an archival or records activity approved by the Board or to accomplish the purpose of a gift or bequest.

44 USC 2304.

"§ 2305. Acceptance of gifts "The Board may solicit and accept gifts or bequests of money, securities, or other personal property, for the benefit of or in connec-

44 USC 2305.